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JOHN MOUBRAY, EARL MARSHAL
336
Writ for proof of age, ordering that the queen who has the wardship of his lands be warned, 10 Nov. 1412.
John Bermycham, alderman of Calais and formerly mayor, aged 55 years and more, says that John Moubray, Earl Marshal, brother and heir of Thomas, was 21 on 9 Aug., having been born at Calais on 3 Aug. 1390 and baptised in St. Mary’s church there on 9 Aug. At that time he, Bermycham, was under-marshal of the town and warned all the knights, esquires and other gentry to accompany John to the church for his baptism. The other jurors say the same and give their reasons for remembering: John Mulso, esquire and burgess, 45 and more, because he was usher of the household of Thomas Earl Marshal, the father, and carried a torch to the church for the baptism. Richard Wade, esquire and soldier of Calais, 51 and more, saw John Lord Say, lieutenant of Calais and godfather, give John a gilded sword and harness after the baptism. William Heveryng, esquire, burgess and soldier, 55 and more, saw Robert Goussell, esquire, carrying a sword erect to the house. Robert Steynton, esquire, 50 and more, was a soldier of Calais and carried an unlit torch to the church and carried it back lighted. John Kendale, soldier, 54 and more, was sent to the Earl Marshal in England immediately after the birth to enquire what name should be given, was told John and returned to Calais for the baptism. John Laurens, soldier, 48 and more, was sent to England by Elizabeth the mother to enquire about the status of the baptism and was given a new suit costing £10(?) by her. Robert Mite, burgess of Calais, 56 and more, was summoned with others by John Bermycham, the under-marshal, to escort John to the church and saw the baptism. Ralph Pamer, 44 and more, was a servant in the house of the earl, the father, and served in the pantry. William Noke, burgess of Calais, 55 and more, ordered and prepared all the dinner in the house of the earl and carried it to the church. William Gate, soldier, 50 and more, had a son Thomas born at that time, and John’s nurse was godmother to Thomas. John Dene, burgess, 60 and more, saw four honourable men, knights and esquires, carrying a golden awning above John from the church after the baptism.
C 137/63, no.76, mm.76–7


ANASTASIA WIFE OF THOMAS SEMELEYE
337
Writ 20 Aug. 1407.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Andover 1 Oct
She held in her demesne as of fee a third part of 6 a. meadow and of 71s.11d. rent in Swaythling and Wimpson of the king in chief at fee farm, rendering one third of 20s. at the exchequer at Michaelmas, annual value 20s.; and half the manor of Snoddington of Thomas West by suit of court at his manor of Newton Valence twice yearly, annual value 20s. Thomas Semeleye, who survives her, had a son called Robert by her after the marriage (sponsalia) between them was celebrated. John Bodenham, who was married to Margery daughter of Thomas Semeleye by the said Anastasia in the life of Anastasia, mother of John himself, is her son and next heir, aged 15 years and more [sic]. She died on 28 July last.
338
Writ 20 Aug. 1407.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Hindon 29 Sept
She held in her demesne as of fee: Ebbesborne Wake, two parts of the manor, of the king in chief by the service of two parts of a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. Kingston Deverill, 1 messuage, 2 carucates and 1 virgate, of the abbot of Netley by a rent of 39s. and suit of court at Kingston Deverill twice yearly, annual value 40s. Maiden Bradley, 1 messuage, 6 1/2 a. arable, 6 a. meadow and 27 a. pasture, of the prior of Maiden Bradley by suit at his court twice yearly, annual value 13s.4d. Ridge, 12 a., of the abbess of Wilton by a rent of 2s.6d., annual value 2s. Son by Thomas Semeleye, heir and date of death, as above.
C 137/64, no.78


BERNARD SON AND HEIR OF EDMOND MUSSENDEN
339
Writ for proof of age. John Boys who had custody of the lands, and Juliana his wife, widow of Edmund Mussenden, should be warned, 28 Jan. 1407.
[Endorsed] They were warned.
BUCKINGHAM. Proof of age, before John Boys, escheator. Buckingham 4 Feb 1407
The jurors say that Bernard was born at Great Missenden and baptised in the church there on 6 Jan. 1384, and so was aged 21 on 6 Jan. last [sic] and they remember this for the reasons stated: Andrew Boneton, aged 50 years and more, was in the church and saw William abbot of Missenden, the godfather, at the baptism. He had an illness called ‘le collyk’ and could hardly act. Robert Irtlyngburgh, 50 and more, was an esquire of the abbot and was in the church with the abbot at the baptism. Richard Toures, 60 and more, had a son born and baptised there that day. John Comyn, 40 and more, after the baptism that day took to wife Joan daughter of Thomas Nernyte. Roger Dawes, 60 and more, had a daughter Joan who died that night. Simon Herryes, 60 and more: his father died that day. Philip Wolf, 50 and more: his daughter Joan broke her shin that day. Thomas Turnour, 60 and more: on that day the house of John Crauford was suddenly burnt down. William Wodeward, 50 and more, that day married Alice his wife. Ralph Deystere, 50 and more, was present at the baptism and saw Lady Margery Molyns acting as godmother. Geoffrey Huchenden, 40 and more: his mother died at Quainton on that day. Edmund atte Hull, 40 and more: that day … his neighbour at Weston Turville killed one William Deye, a felon.
C 137/64, no.79


NICHOLAS SON AND HEIR OF THOMAS HERON
340
Writ for proof of age. John de Mitford, knight, and William de Mitford, who had the custody of his lands, should be warned, 6 Feb. 1407.
[Endorsed] They were so warned.
The jurors say that Nicholas Heron was born on 25 Jan. at Meldon and baptised there, and was aged 21 on 25 Jan. last. [The reasons given by the jurors are almost totally illegible.] Nicholas Turpyn, aged 42 and more, heard mass in the church. John Walton, 41: his mother was godmother and raised Nicholas from the font. John de Lee, 45, … Thomas Schelahowe, 35 … John Wotewod(?) … Robert Holde … William Hydwyn, 60 … John Camborne, 56 … John Doune, 38 … white canon of Blanchland … Nicholas Raynes, esquire, was godfather … Robert de Lee … Robert Peche …
C 137/64, no.80


ROBERT SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM BARDE
341
Writ for proof of age. Roger Stapilton of Scarborough, who had the custody of the lands, should be warned, 23 April 1407.
YORK. Proof of age, in the presence of Roger Stapilton. Kilham on the Wold near Bridlington 14 May
The jurors say that Robert Barde of West Lutton was born at West Lutton on 25 April 1384 and baptised in the chapel there on the same day, and therefore he was aged 21 years and more on 5 May last. This they remember for the reasons given: Robert Vavesour of Rudston was retained that day by Sir Henry Percy to serve with Richard II in Scotland. William Paulyn of Hunmanby: on that day his wife Margaret had a son, who died three days later. William de Pokethorppe: about Easter of that year, 1384, the patron of the church of Weaverthorpe and of the chapel of West Lutton gave a whole vestment of green silk for the souls of his late father and mother. Thomas Clerke that day paid John Carpenter of Malton at the house of William Barde the father £13 6s.8d. for the building of a hall and chamber. John Paulyn was disseised of his free tenement and 4 a. arable and meadow in Hunmanby by Robert del Spence on the Sunday before that day. Thomas Westby of Lowthorpe was arrested immediately after the baptism at the suit of Robert Sledmer, godfather of Robert Barde, on a plea of trespass by a servant of Gerard Husflete, then sheriff of Yorkshire. John Spoford: on the following Monday Robert Warde, father of his wife Joan, enfeoffed William Barde and others in a messuage and garden in Lowthorpe for a settlement on John and Joan Spoford and their heirs and assigns. Thomas de Mapylton: on 1 May next after that 25 April Robert Rede, prebendary of York, who was rector of Weaverthorpe, resigned for an exchange, and Thomas Garton was inducted and instituted. John Gryme: on 18 Aug. in that year as he was climbing a ladder to his dovecot at Burton Fleming for doves to send to Agnes mother of Robert, long before she was churched, he fell from the ladder, near the top, broke his right arm and was badly crushed. John Fitzhugh: on the day that Agnes was churched Joan mother of Alice his wife died and he succeeded to all her lands in Burton Fleming in right of Alice. William Wylkynson: on the Sunday following the birth Robert Sledmer, godfather, and William Barde the father, joint owners of a ship bringing coals from Newcastle upon Tyne, lost her at sea near Whitby in a great storm. Thomas Martyn: on 23 April 1384 the church of Weaverthorpe, of which the chapel is a member, was polluted by blood shed between John Webbe and William Belle of Weaverthorpe, and was reconsecrated by the suffragan of Alexander Nevyll, archbishop of York, on the day of the birth.
C 137/64, no.81


JOAN DE ROTHERFORD AND ELIZABETH JOHNSON
342
Writ for proof of age. Thomas de Tunstall, knight, and Joan his wife, executrix of Thomas de Grey of Heaton, who had a grant of the custody, should be warned, 25 June 1407.
[Endorsed] Thomas and Joan Tunstall were ordered to be in chancery to do and receive as required.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Proof of age. Alnwick 25 June 1407
Joan wife of Robert de Rotherford, sister and heir of William, son of Henry de Heton, is aged 18 years and more, having been born in the manor of Chillingham on 1 Aug. 1389 and baptised in the church there. Elizabeth wife of William Johnson, another sister and heir of William de Heton, is aged 15 years and more, having been born and baptised in the same place on 13 Sept. 1391. The jurors say that they remember this for the reasons given: John del Throp, aged 63, on the day that Joan was born went to the abbot of Alnwick to ask him to be godfather, and on the day that Elizabeth was born he went to ask the prior of Brinkburn to be the same. Robert de Burnegyll, 60, carried a lighted torch at the baptism of Joan, and when Elizabeth was born he went to the lady of Horton to ask her to be godmother. William Wryht, 62, was butler to Henry Heton at that time and delivered bread and wine for the baptisms. Thomas Spofford, 65, was sent by Isabel mother of Joan to Berwick upon Tweed at the time of her birth to enquire of Henry the father; and was present in the house at Chillingham at the time of the birth of Elizabeth. Robert Paxston, 60, on the day that Joan was born took a husbandland from Henry Heton in Chillingham, and when Elizabeth was baptised he saw her wrapped in a red cloth. Henry Dunston, 60, when Joan was baptised had a daughter, Katherine, married to William Morton, and on the day that Elizabeth was born rode to Newcastle upon Tyne to buy three casks (loginas) of wine. Robert Soppath, 62, was in church at the baptism of Joan, and on the day that Elizabeth was born rode to Thomas Gray at Norham for certain business of Henry Heton. Henry Chestur, 60, raised a new house in Chillingham on the day that Joan was born, and was chamberlain of Henry when Elizabeth was born. Alan Hyndmars, 65, was godfather of Joan, and was at Berwick upon Tweed with Henry Heton when Elizabeth was born. Roger Gybson, 66, when Joan was baptised married Joan daughter of John Holand at Alnwick, and was godfather of Elizabeth. John Porter, 64, on the day that Joan was born married Isabel daughter of Robert Wellys at Embleton, and on the day that Elizabeth was born sold Henry Heton a grey horse for 20 marks. John Ryll, 60, carried a bowl to the church for washing at the baptism of Joan, and rode to the lady of Ogle to ask her to be godmother to Elizabeth when she was born.
C 137/64, no.82


MAURICE BRUYN
343
Writ for proof of age. Joan countess of Hereford, who has custody of the lands, should be warned, 23 Sept. 1407.
[Endorsed]: She was warned by Robert Waltham and Thomas Berdeney.
ESSEX. Proof of age. Horndon on the Hill by South Ockendon 24 Sept
Maurice son and heir of Ingram Bruyn was born at South Ockendon and baptised in the church there on 14 September 1385, and was therefore aged 21 on 14 Sept. last [sic]. The jurors say that they remember this for the reasons given: John Quynton, aged 45 years and more: Maurice was placed to nurse to the wife of John Jann, carpenter, at Aveley by South Ockendon, and John built him a house at Aveley in that year. Thomas Turvylle, 54: on the second day after the baptism Maurice was put to nurse at Aveley, and he was sent to the same place by Alice wife of Robert Marny, knight, aunt of Maurice, to see how Maurice was kept and nursed, and he received a gold ring for his trouble. William Ardale, 49, knows the date by a charter of feoffment of John Smyth by which he bought a croft in Stifford by South Ockendon from John Smyth in that year and had seisin. John Arundell, 50, was sent on that day by Alice Marny, the aunt, to Robert Marny, then lord of South Ockendon, in London to tell him of the birth, and he was given 20s. for his trouble. Robert Bolyngton, 50: on that day Alice Wykes(?) granted him 10 a. in Rainham by charter and he had seisin. John Duddelee, 50, was a servant of Robert Braibrook, then bishop of London, who sent a white palfrey as a gift by him, and Alice Marny gave him 6s.8d. for his trouble. Edward Caumbre, 60, saw Robert Burton, parson of South Ockendon, the godfather, give Maurice a silver goblet with a gilt cover on the day of the baptism. Richard Byrle, 49, was at South Ockendon and saw John Broun, goldsmith of London, give Maurice a silver gilt … John Salman, senior, 60, carried a torch from the manor to the church for the baptism and held it by the font. William Love, 49, was retained as carpenter on that day by Ingram Bruyn to build a new chamber in the manor of South Ockendon and received 10s. from him. John Payn, 50, when Maurice was at the church saw Henry Somer driving a cart with a pipe of red wine past the churchyard to the manor and rejoicing and delighting in the birth of Maurice… in such excitement Henry Somer neglected the cart … so that the wine was totally lost. John Sculle, 48, … was then chief butler of Robert Marny, then lord of South Ockendon, and Robert Est, his clerk of accounts, gave him 10s. for his good services to the godfathers and godmother.
C 137/64, no.83


MARGARET WIFE OF ROBERT BERNARD
344
Writ for proof of age of Margaret wife of Robert Bernard, who was the daughter and heir of John atte Pantrie and Agnes his wife, daughter of Joan, sister of Thomas Dolshill; and cousin and heir of Joan and Alice, daughters and heirs of Simon Worstede, son and heir of Isabel, the other sister of Thomas Dolshill; and cousin and heir of Edward Dolshill, son of Thomas. John Bernard, clerk, who had custody of the lands [CFR 1399–1405, pp.30–1], should be warned, 11 Nov. 1406.
SURREY. Proof of age. Camberwell 18 Nov
The jurors say that she was born at Camberwell and baptised in St. Giles’s church there on 15 Sept. 1390, and is therefore aged 15 years and more. This they remember for the following reasons: John Bekewell, aged 42 and more, was in the church and was godfather. John Drynkewater, 45 and more, in the week that she was born covered with reeds a great house called ‘shepe’ next the church for John Sanderfode and was paid 20s. for his work. John Gybelot, 48 and more, that month took at farm a tenement of John Sandeforde called ‘Ennus Indelane’ which he now holds. Thomas Gosselyn, 50 and more, built a new chamber at Peckham on the day that she was born. William Witte, 50 and more, in that week buried Joan his wife in Camberwell churchyard. Thomas Langswet, 52 and more, in that month buried John Lorchon, husband of his wife’s sister Mary Lorchon, at Camberwell. Robert Gonnyld, 48 and more: in that week his son … was born and baptised in that church. Richard Ode, 46 and more, on that day carried corn in his cart for John Sandeforde from Kennington to his house at Camberwell. John Horle, 36 and more, on that day met Margaret’s father going to Camberwell on a bay horse to find the vicar to baptise her. John atte Brugge, 43 and more, that week made a fishpond for the archbishop at Croydon. Richard Noble, 40 and more, at that time buried his wife’s mother at Camberwell. John Combere, 50 and more, in that month built a kitchen for John Sandeforde at Camberwell. John Bernard, clerk, was warned to be at Camberwell on 18 Nov. as required by the writ.
C 137/64, no.85
345
Writ 27 Oct. 1407.
KENT. Inquisition. Deptford 9 Feb 1408
She held 8 a. in Lewisham in her demesne as of fee of Lord Say of his manor of Sayes Court by fealty and a rent of 12d., annual value 16d. She died on 15 Oct. last. John Worstede is her cousin and heir, being the son of John, son of Isabel, sister of Joan, mother of Agnes, mother of Margaret, and aged 21 years on 8 Sept. last.
346
Writ 27 Oct. 1407.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark 7 Feb 1408
On 8 April 1407 she held one tenement in Peckham by Camberwell in her demesne as of fee. This tenement was included in an inquisition before John Gravesende, escheator, on 18 Nov. 1406 [no.172 above], having been held by Joan wife of Thomas Dolshill for life jointly with Thomas, with remainder to his heirs. Of whom it is held and by what service is unknown; annual value 40s. Also on 8 April 1407 she held in her demesne as of fee the manors of Briddinghurst and Basings and a tenement called ‘Redershull’ in Camberwell. The manor of Basings, ‘Redershull’ and a third part of the manor of Briddinghurst came by inheritance to John Worstede and Margaret Bernard, as cousins and heirs of Thomas Dolshill, John Worstede being the son of John Worstede, son of Isabel, sister and one heir of Thomas Dolshill, and Margaret being the daughter of Agnes, daughter of Joan, the other sister and heir of Thomas. According to an inquisition of 8 April 1407, held by Nicholas Carreu in right of his office [no.173 above], Joan widow of Thomas Dolshill held in dower after the death of Thomas a third part of the manor of Briddinghurst of the king in chief by knight service, the manor of Basings of the earl of Stafford, and ‘Redershull’ also for life, both by the grant of Simon Dolshill, John Worstede and John Dekene to Joan and Thomas and his heirs; and she died on 17 Feb. 1398, and John Bernard, clerk, then held the manors and took the issues until that day, 8 April 1407, and the reversion belonged to John Worstede and Margaret as heirs of Joan. John Worstede was then aged 20 years and more and Margaret 15 and more. Briddinghurst is held of the king in chief by knight service and a payment of 10s. to the castle of Dover every 32 weeks, annual value £6; Basings manor is the above-named tenement in Peckham by Camberwell, of whom held and by what service they do not know, annual value 40s.; and ‘Redershull’ is held of the heir of William Bekwelle of his manor of Camberwell by a rent of 9s.4d., annual value beyond that 3s.4d. Margaret died on 15 Oct. seised of the lands which were in the king’s hands by reason of the inquisition. John son of John Worstede is her next heir, being the son of John, son of Isabel, sister of Joan, mother of Agnes, mother of Margaret; and he was aged 21 years on 8 Sept. last. Since her death Robert Bernard and William Westowe have held the premises, title unknown.
C 137/67, no.34


HENRY DE LYLBURN
347
Writ for proof of age. John Witheryngton, knight, who has custody of the lands, should be warned, 20 April 1407.
[Endorsed]: He was warned to be in chancery.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Proof of age. Corbridge 7 May
Henry de Lylburn, son and heir of John de Lylburn, knight, is aged 21 years, having been born in the manor of Shawdon on 1 March 1387 and baptised in the church of Bolton that day. The jurors say that they remember for the reasons given: John Eryngton, aged 61, rode that day with Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland, to Shawdon. Simon de Weltden, senior, 62, was at Shawdon that day. Richard Crawcestre, 60, was at Bolton at that time. John Lysle, 65, was at Prudhoe and saw a robber hanged there at that time. Nicholas Turpyn, 62, saw Henry at his baptism wrapped in a silk cloth. John del Lee, 67, saw Henry in a gilt belt at the baptism. Robert Elryngton, 63, saw Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland, acting as godfather. John Herle, 69, saw the abbot of Alnwick as the other godfather. Roger Frewyk, 60, saw Lady Greystoke, the godmother. John Wotton, 65, saw John Lylburn riding to Alnwick that day. Simon Weltden, junior, 69 [sic], was serving in the household of John Lylburn as butler at that time. John Whitfeld, 60, rode to Alnwick that day with John Lylleburn.
C 137/64, no.86


THOMAS GRAY, KNIGHT
348
Writ for proof of age, 28 Nov. 1404.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Proof of age. Alnwick 18 April 1407
Thomas Gray, knight, son and heir of Thomas Gray, knight, is aged 22 years and more, having been born in Alnwick castle on 30 Nov. 1384 and baptised in St. Michael’s church there on the same day. The jurors say that they know this for the following reasons: John Midlam, aged 55 years and more, was present in the church at the baptism. John Clerke of Nesbit, 56 and more, saw him carried to the church. William Asplion, 57 and more, was in the castle on the day of the birth. John Etall, 58 and more, saw Thomas in a gilt belt on that day. Thomas Clerke, 60 and more, was in the town of Alnwick at the time of the baptism. John Holand, 50 and more, saw Thomas Waterton, godfather of Thomas, riding to Warkworth on that day. John Hyndley, 49 and more, saw Thomas de Ilderton, knight, the other godfather, riding to Dunstanburgh. William Midlame, 53 and more, saw Thomas wrapped in a red cloth at the time of the baptism. Robert Soppath, 60 and more: Thomas the son was born in ‘Midylgathous’ of the castle that day and he was there. Robert Burnegyll, 63 and more, was in the abbey of Alnwick at the time of the baptism. Robert Lawe, 56 and more, rode that day to Morpeth. Henry de Chester, 59 and more, rode that day to Rugley.
C 137/64, no.87


ROGER FIENLES
349
Writ for proof of age. John Pelham, knight, who had the wardship [CFR 1399–1405, p.314], should be warned. 14 Feb. 1407.
SUSSEX. Proof of age. Lewes 22 Feb
Roger son of William Fienles, knight, son of William and Joan, aunt of Elizabeth, wife of William Heron, knight, was born at Herstmonceux and baptised there on 14 Sept. 1384. He is therefore aged 21 years and more. The jurors say that they know this for the reasons given: Thomas atte Berghe, aged 44 years and more, came to the church with Joan his mother to hear mass on the day of the baptism. Thomas Pulle, 48 and more: Walter Lamberd, formerly rector of Herstmonceux, was inducted at Michaelmas 1384 and Roger was baptised on the preceding 14 Sept. Stephen Snelgere, 46 and more, that month put up a building to extend the stables at Herstmonceux for the horses of William, the father of Roger. William Smyth, 60 and more: that month Robert Mostarde, who married Joan his mother, robbed the nets of William Fienles in the marsh there and took about 60 large eels. Thomas Hoggeman, 60 and more, at Michaelmas after the birth took at farm by indenture a tenement of William Fienles for 7 years at 20s. yearly, and the indenture is dated Michaelmas 1384. Thomas Petyjon, 48 and more, on 10 Oct. following the birth married Alice daughter of John Kyng of Covehurst at Warbleton by Herstmonceux. Nicholas Hereward, 60 and more, had a daughter Joan born and baptised in Herstmonceux on 25 Nov. after the birth of Roger. Robert Mot, 64 and more: in that month William Mot, his father, built a house in the parish of Herstmonceux, and there was then much talk of the birth. John Bokholte, 50 and more, had a daughter called Agnes born and baptised in the church of Dallington by Herstmonceux in the following week. John atte Well, 45 and more, was at Pevensey in the service of Roger Newente at that time when a servant of William Fienles came to ask Roger, who was constable of the castle, to be godfather. John Alethorne, 62 and more, was sent to Herstmonceux with the gift of a dam for the churching of the mother by John Fallesle, knight. William Mersshman, 45 and more, was staying with William Taylor, tailor, of Maresfield, and was sent to Herstmonceux with a gown and dress for Elizabeth the mother for the churching.
350
Similar writ, 4 Oct. 1406.
SUSSEX. Proof of age. East Grinstead 24 Nov
The jurors say that Roger son of William Fienles, knight, was born at Herstmonceux and baptised there on 14 Sept. 1384. He is therefore aged 21 years and more, and this they know for the following reasons: Thomas atte Berghe, aged 44 and more, as in last inquisition. Geoffrey Brokere, 52 and more, went that day with his goods (specie) with others to Worthing beyond Pevensey marsh, fell into a ditch above the elbows and was nearly drowned. Richard Trusseleghe, 44 and more, on the following 30 Sept. was at the house of Alice Gylys … Stephen Crouchere, 48 and more, was with Stephen the fuller, his father, and that day carried a fulled cloth to the house of Thomas Gildereg and there heard of the birth. John Averay, 48 and more, came to Herstmonceux that day with the lord of Etchingham … John Wylsham, 49 and more, married Alice his wife on 17 Oct. following the day of the birth. John Prynkyl, 53 and more, had a daughter Katherine born at Michaelmas after the birth of Roger. John Ovenyne, John Stout, John Pycard, William Brykeden and Thomas Pulle … [The statements of these jurors are torn off].
C 137/64, no.88


CONSTANCE WIDOW OF JOHN SUTTON
351
Writ to assign dower [quoted in assignment below], 24 Nov. 1406.
CPR 1405–8
Assigned, firstly, the manors of Himley and Kingswinford, the lordship of Rowley Regis, and Sedgley park there, the manor of Wolverhampton, a meadow in Ettingshall called ‘Lordesmore’, another meadow called ‘Brademedowe’ in Darlaston, the rent of a mill called ‘le Castelmylne’, two fields lying between the hay of Ashwood and Smestow, a meadow called ‘Russhmedowe’ and ‘le Orchard’ lying next these fields, a third part of a tenement called Prestwood in the forest of Kinver, 1,000 a. wood in Pensnett called ‘Swynfordesbailly’, being a third part of the chase of Pensnett, 100 a. wood in Bageridge wood between the highway from Sedgley to Wombourn on one side and ‘Maykessech’ on the other, 1 wood by Himley called ‘Horscroft’ and 1 called Himley Moor; in recompense for the castle of Dudley, the lordship of Sedgley, the lordship of Upper Penn, the park of Dudley, the park of Pensnett, 2,000 a. wood in Pensnett and 200 a. wood in Bageridge and Penn woods. Next, the advowson of the church of Kingswinford in recompense for the advowson of the priory of Dudley and of the chapel in the castle there. Then, 1 knight’s fee in Barr and Aldridge, 2 in Orton, Wombourn, Oxley and Bradley, 1 in Lower Penn, 1 in Trysull, 1/2 in Seisdon, 1 in Essington, 1 in Darlaston, 1 in West Bromwich and 1/2 fee in Morfe, in recompense for 1 fee in Pattingham, 1 in Enville, 1 in Bushbury, 1/2 in Rushall, 1 in Perry, 1/2 in Little Barr, 1/2 in Amblecote and others. Finally, a third part of the profits of all the courts of the manors and lordships.
C 137/64, no.95, m.2


MARGARET DAUGHTER OF JOHN DE MORE
352
Writ 10 Oct. 1407.
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. More 22 Nov
John de More held in his demesne as of fee: More, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value nil because destroyed by the rebels. Colebatch, 3 carucates, of the bishop of Hereford, service unknown, annual value nil for the same reason. Highley, 5s. rent, of the earl of March, who is under age in the king’s ward, service likewise unknown, annual value nil because the tenements were destroyed by the rebels. They all came into the king’s hands owing to his death and the minority of Margaret his daughter and heir, and so they remain. Margaret died on 28 Sept. last. Margaret wife of Geoffrey Potter of Ludlow and Margery her sister are heirs, being the daughters of Joan, daughter of Alice, daughter of William de More, great grandfather of John de More. Sybil wife of Walter de Duddeston is the third cousin, daughter of Mabel, sister of Joan. Margaret is aged 40 years and more, Margery 30 years and more, and Sybil 32 years and more.
C 137/69, no.50


HENRY BRADEFELD
353
ex officio
By the grant of Henry IV [CPR 1401–5, p.407] he held for life 1 toft and various lands and meadows in Stapenhill, formerly held by Isabel de Brassyngton of Stapenhill, annual value 22s. He died on 12 Sept. 1407.
E 149/91, no.8


RICHARD PRIDEAUX
354
Writ 6 May 1408.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 12 June
He held the manor of Orcherton of John Cornewaill, knight, and Elizabeth his wife of their castle of Trematon by knight service, annual value £10. He died on 28 March last. John his son and next heir is aged 17 years and more.
C 137/65, no.2


OLIVER DE RAUGHTON
355
Writ, plenius certiorari, the escheator being removed before he could act on an earlier writ, 12 Nov. 1406.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Carlisle 15 Oct 1407
Long before his death by his charter dated 2 Feb. 1392, which was shown to the jurors, he granted all his lands in Raughton, Gatesgill and Carlisle and elsewhere in Cumberland to John de Appilby, esquire, now deceased, and John Forster, who survives, and their heirs and assigns, and they held them. He died on 22 July 1399. John de Raghton his son and next heir was aged 17 on 2 Feb. last.
C 137/65, no.3


WALTER SOMERTON
356
Writ 29 Oct. 1407.
OXFORD AND BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Deddington 9 Nov
He held jointly with Joan his wife, to them and the heirs of Walter: Deddington, 1 watermill called ‘le Westmull’, 7 messuages, 1 1/2 virgates and 2 a. meadow called ‘Rymeney’, of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown; annual values, mill 13s.4d., messuages 20s., 1 1/2 virgates 10s., ‘Rymeney’ 13s.4d. North Aston, a rent of 40s. payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, of Thomas Swynbourne, knight, of the manor of Aston, held by him in right of Elizabeth his wife, service unknown. Middle Aston, 2 a. arable and 1 a. meadow, of William Stokes, service likewise unknown, annual value 3s.4d. He held nothing in Berkshire. He died on 16 Sept. 1407. Thomas his brother and next heir is aged 20 years and more.
C 137/65, no.4


MARGERY WIFE OF ROGER STONE
357
Writ 10 July 1408.
She is not known to have held anything in Calais. She died in 1390–91, on which day is unknown. Richard Northbury is next heir, aged 68 years.
C 137/65, no.5


WILLIAM BURLESTON
358
Writ 26 Nov. 1407.
DEVON. Inquisition. Totnes 31 Aug 1408
He held 3 messuages, 4 ferlings and 10s. rent in Woolleigh in his demesne as of fee of John, son and heir of John earl of Huntingdon, of his castle of Barnstaple by knight service, annual value 25s. He held the manor of Yeatson to himself, Elizabeth his wife and his heirs, of the abbot of Torre of his manor of Blackawton by knight service, annual value £10. In his demesne as of fee he held 2 ferlings in Burlestone, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 30s. He died on 18 Sept. 1406. William his son and next heir was aged 19 years and more at his father’s death. Who has held the lands since he died in unknown.
C 137/65, no.6


WALTER ASSHE
359
Writ 5 Oct. 1407.
DEVON. Inquisition. South Molton 4 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Farleigh of Edward Corteney, earl of Devon, of his manor of Tiverton in socage, annual value £10; and the manor of Plaistow of John Holand, earl of Huntingdon, a minor in the king’s ward, of his castle of Barnstaple by knight service, annual value £8 4s. He died on 20 Aug. last. John his son and next heir is aged 2 years and more.
C 137/65, no.7


THOMAS SON OF ROBERT ROBELL
360
Writ 1 Nov. 1407.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Hempstead 4 Nov
Thomas son of Robert Robell of Great Yarmouth held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the service of half a quarter of a knight’s fee two parts of a quarter of the manor of Hempstead, except for 13 a., parcel of the same half, which James Geney holds; and the reversion of the third part of the quarter, except the 13 a., which Rose Robell his mother holds in dower; annual value of the two parts of a quarter less the 13 a., 16s.6d. He died on 24 March 1408 [sic: recte 1407?] without heirs of his body. Who is next heir by blood is unknown.
C 137/65, no.8


HUGH GRENHAM
361
Writ 24 July 1408.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham 5 Oct
He held 1 carucate in Maids Moreton by Buckingham in his demesne as of fee of the earl of Stafford of the honour of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. He died on 4 July last. John his kinsman [grandson] and heir is aged 8 years and more.


JOHN SON OF THOMAS SON OF HUGH GRENHAM
362
Writ 15 Nov. 1408.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham 22 Nov
A minor in the king’s ward, he held in his demesne as of fee 1 carucate in Maids Moreton by Buckingham of the heir of the earl of Stafford, also a minor, of the honour of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. The earl held of the king in chief. He died on 12 Nov. William Grenham is next heir, being the son of Hugh, father of Thomas, father of John, aged 26 years and more.
C 137/65, no.9, 70, no.16


JOHN COBHAM, KNIGHT
363
Writ 14 Jan. 1408.
He held in his demesne in fee tail a house and 6 shops in the parish of St. Dunstan by the Tower, with reversion in default of heirs of his body to his right heirs. They are held of the king in free burgage, as is all London, annual value 20 marks. He died on 10 Jan. last. Joan wife of Nicholas Hawberk, knight, is his kinswoman and next heir, being the daughter of Joan, his daughter, aged 30 years and more.
364
Writ 14 Jan. 1408.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Foxley 30 Jan
He held in his demesne in fee tail, to himself and the heirs of his body, with remainder failing such heirs to his right heirs, by the grant of John Sholdon, clerk, the manors of Chisenbury and Bincknoll. They are held of the heir of John de Columbar who holds of Queen Joan of her manor of Hampstead Marshall, annual values £20 and 20 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
365
Writ 14 Jan. 1408.
KENT. Inquisition. Rochester 30 Jan
He held in his demesne in fee tail by the grant of John Sholdon, clerk, with remainder failing heirs of his body to his right heirs: Cobham, the manor with the advowson of the collegiate church, and £10 rent in Allington, Aylesford, East Malling, Ditton, Leybourne, Birling, Cuxton, Meopham, Nurstead, Northfleet, Denton, Chalk, Rainham, Upchurch, Bapchild, Radfield and the Isle of Sheppey, of William Beawchamp, knight, of his manor of Luddesdown by fealty and a rent of 6s.8d., annual value 40 marks. Cooling, the castle, manor and advowson, with £11 10s. rent in Shorne, Merston, Higham, Cliffe, Frindsbury, Strood, St. Mary’s, St. Werburgh’s and All Hallows in Hoo, and in Gillingham and the city of Rochester, all of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by the service of 1 knight’s fee and suit of court at Wellbrook, annual value 50 marks. Beckley, the manor, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by the service of half a knight’s fee and suit at the same court, annual value 100s. Pool and Bromhey next Cooling, the manors, of the bishop of Rochester by the service of half and a quarter fees, annual values £4 and 10 marks. Stone, the manor, of the bishop and prior of Rochester in gavelkind, service unknown to the jurors, annual value 53s.4d. Shamwell, the hundred, of the abbess of Denny of her manor of Temple in Strood by a yearly rent of 15s., annual value 26s.8d. Date of death and heir as above.
366
Writ 14 Jan. 1408.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark 7 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee 2 a. in Worplesdon with the advowson, of Elizabeth Spencer of the honour of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 16d., and the advowson £10 when it occurs. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/65, no.10
E 149/91, no.16


JOHN DENEYS
367
Writ 6 May 1408.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 12 June
John Deneys of Orleigh held the manor of ‘Horton’ of John Holand, earl of Huntingdon, a minor in the king’s ward, of the castle of Barnstaple by knight service, annual value 100s. He died on 5 Feb. 1405. John his son is next heir, aged 11 years and more.
C 137/65, no.11


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF PHILIP POPHAM
368
Writ 28 Aug. 1408.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Abingdon 29 Oct
William Waryn, clerk, by his deed dated 18 Oct. 1393 granted to Philip son of Philip Popham, knight, Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of his body a rent of 10 marks from the manor of Lyford, payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, with the right to distrain if it should be in arrears by 15 days. So Elizabeth held it. The manor of Lyford is held of the abbot of Abingdon by knight service and the payment of 6s.8d. for the ward of Windsor castle every 17 weeks. She died on 24 July. Margaret, aged 8 years on 1 May last, and Maud, aged 7 years in Whitweek last, are the daughters and heirs of Philip and Elizabeth.
369
Writ 20 Oct. 1408.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 29 Oct
She held the manor of Dummer of Henry prince of Wales of the honour of Wallingford by knight service jointly with Philip her late husband, annual value 66s.8d. She died on 25 July last. Margaret, aged 8 years and more, and Maud, aged 7 years and more, are daughters and heirs of Elizabeth and Philip.
C 137/65, no.12; 71, no.22
E 149/91, no.12


JOHN CRESSY
370
Writ 29 Oct. 1407.
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne 6 Nov
He held half the manor of Coombe Keynes in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 50s. He died on 1 Oct. Thomas Cressy his son and next heir was aged 6 years on March 25 last.
371
Writ 16 Oct. 1407.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Luton 28 Oct
In Luton he held in his demesne in fee tail a third part of the manor of the king in chief by knight service as one third of half a fee, annual value 5 marks; and in his demesne as of fee a watermill, annual value 10s., and a horse mill, 6s.8d., of Hugh Stoppeslee, service unknown but the horse mill renders 2s. yearly to Hugh; and half a watermill, of no yearly value because ruined and fallen down. He also held in his demesne in fee tail 1 toft called ‘Motegoldeswyk’ of John Waleys by a yearly rent of 2d., annual value 6d. He had held the hundred of Flitt, but long before his death he granted it by charter for a sum of money to John Cornewaill for 25 years with no further rent, and he rendered a farm of 60s. yearly to the king for it. Date of death and heir, aged 8 years, as above.
372
Writ 29 Oct. 1407.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Luton 6 Dec
He held in his demesne as of fee two parts of one third of the manor of Luton of the king in chief by the service of two parts of one third of half a knight’s fee; and 2 parts of the hundred of Flitt, with two parts of the leet, also of the king in chief by knight service and by the payment of two parts of 60s. to the sheriff at Midsummer. Long before his death, by his deed dated 6 Jan. 1406, and shown to the jurors, he granted to John Cornewayle, knight, for the term of 15 years [sic] two parts of the hundred and leet, with the reversion of the third part which Parnel widow of Hugh Mortymer, knight, held in dower. Two parts of one third of the manor with two parts of the hundred and of the leet are worth £20 yearly. He also held in his demesne as of fee: two parts of a horse mill with two parts of a garden in Luton of Hugh Stoppeslegh by a rent of two parts of 2s., annual value 6s.8d.; two parts of a cottage in the same place of John Rowelond and William Asshe by two parts of a rent of 14d. and two parts of two boon works in autumn, annual value 20d.; and two parts of 2 a. of 1 rood of meadow there of John Walleys by two parts of a rent of 3s., annual value 18d. Date of death and heir as above [no.370].
373
Writ 29 Oct. 1407.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 24 Jan 1408
Long before his death he held the manor of Dodford in his demesne as of fee and gave one half of it to William Brantyngham, knight, for life and to his heirs and assigns, except for the services of free tenants living outside Dodford, and the other half to the same William and Joan his wife for their lives, with the same exception, on certain conditions contained in an indenture shown to the jurors, the reversion with the exceptions excepted being to John Cressy and his heirs. William Brantyngham afterwards granted to Peter Besyles and John vicar of Dodford all his estate in this manor, rendering him yearly 45 marks on certain conditions. Afterwards Peter Besyles and John the vicar let the manor at farm to John Cressy for the term of 100 years beginning on 27 Dec. 1399. So he held both the term and the reversion. It is held of the king of the honour of Leicester by knight service, annual value £40. He also held certain service rents in his demesne as of fee: in Elkington 13s.4d.; Glassthorpe 32s.4d.; Floore 15s.; Upper Heyford 4s.8d.; Harlestone 3s.; Astrop 4s.; and Farthingstone 4d. and 1 lb. pepper. Date of death and heir as above [no.370].
374
Writ 29 Oct. 1407.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Much Wenlock 30 Oct
He held two parts of the manor of Quatt in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £6. Date of death and heir as above [no.370].
C 137/65, no.13, mm.1–10
E 149/90, no.8
E 152/423, no.1


THOMAS SON OF JOHN CRESSY
375
Writ 1 Nov. 1407.
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne 6 Nov
Half the manor of Coombe Keynes, which John Cressy held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, is in the king’s hands owing to the minority of Thomas his heir, annual value 50s. Thomas died on 30 Oct. John brother and heir of Thomas was then aged 33 weeks.
376
Writ 1 Nov. 1407.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Luton 8 Dec
Owing to the death of John Cressy and the minority of his heir two parts of the following were taken into the king’s hands: one third of the manor of Luton, the hundred of Flitt with the leet, 1 horse mill, 1 garden, 1 cottage, and 2 a. 1 rood of meadow, except for the two parts of the hundred and leet which John Cressy granted to John Cornewayle, knight, for a term of years. The two parts of the third of the manor are held of the king in chief by the service of two parts of one third of half a knight’s fee, two parts of the hundred and leet of the king in chief by knight service and two parts of a rent of 60s. payable to the sheriff at Midsummer, annual value together £20; the mill and garden of Hugh Stoppesle by two parts of a rent of 2s., annual value 8s.10d.; the two parts of the cottage of John Rowelond and William Aissh by two parts of a rent of 14d. and two boon works in autumn, annual value 2s.; and the meadow of John Waleys by two parts of a rent of 3s., annual value 2s. Date of death and heir as above [no.375].
377
Writ 1 Nov. 1407.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 24 Jan 1408
Owing to the death of John Cressy and the minority of his heir 73s. in service rents in Elkington, Glassthorpe, Floore, Upper Heyford, Harlestone, Astrop and Farthingstone and 1/2 lb. pepper in Farthingstone, which he held in his demesne as of fee of the king of the honour of Leicester by knight service, were taken into the king’s hands. Date of death and heir as above [no.375].
378
Writ 1 Nov. 1407.
Two parts of the manor of Quatt which John Cressy held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service were taken into the king’s hands owing to his death and the minority of his heir, annual value £6. Date of death and heir as above [no.375].
C 137/65, no.13, mm.11–18
E 149/90, no.8
E 152/423, no.2


WILLIAM DE CARNABY
379
Writ 28 Jan. 1408.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Corbridge 30 June
He held the vill of Halton in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, a payment of £4 by the sheriff for the keeping of the castle of Newcastle upon Tyne and a cornage rent of 2s.4d., annual value £6; and two parts of the vill of Great Whittington as a member of Halton, also of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 100s. and no more owing to destruction by the Scots. Jointly with Isabel his wife he held the hamlet of Clarewood to them and their heirs, with remainder failing such heirs to his right heirs, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 26s.8d. He died on 25 May 1407. William his son and heir was aged 18 years on 12 April last.
C 137/65, no.14


JOHN NEUMAN OF GAMLINGAY
380
Writ 18 May 1408.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Gamlingay 11 June
One messuage, 5 a. arable and 1 croft containing 3 roods in Gamlingay, which John Neuman, smith, held in right of the inheritance of Joan his wife, came into the hands of Richard II owing to his outlawry at the suit of Richard Gregori of London, ironmonger, in a plea of debt, and remain in the present king’s hands. Half the messuage and 2 a. are held of Baldwin de Sancto Georgio by a rent of 8d.; the other half with 2 1/2 a. of the rector of the parish church of Gamlingay by a rent of 6d.; and the 2 roods of the fee called ‘Edmond Avenell’ by a rent of 18d. John Smyth, his son and next heir, is aged 32 years and more.
C 137/65, no.15


HENRY EDYNGTON
381
Writ 12 May 1408.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Chipping Norton 16 June
He held 1 messuage and 2 hides in Bloxham of Roger Beauchamp, knight, and his predecessors by the service of a seventh part of a knight’s fee, annual value 20s. When he died they do not know. Afterwards Alice entered them as his daughter and heir, held all her life and died holding them. Then William atte Grove, her son and heir, entered and took the profits. He leased them to John Stoke and Katherine his wife, William’s daughter, for the term of their lives. John died, and Katherine married Thomas Pachyns and they held them. William atte Grove granted the reversion after the death of Katherine to Thomas Pachyns, junior, and Thomas Pachyns, senior, and Katherine attorned to him.
C 137/65, no.16


MARGARET CHAUMBERLAIN
382
Writ 9 June 1408.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Leighton Buzzard 3 July
Margaret widow of Richard Chaumberlain held jointly with Richard to them and their heirs: Stanbridge, the manor, of the king in chief in serjeanty by a rent of 60s., annual value 13s.4d. and no more because the prior of Newnham has an annuity of £4 from it in alms from the king. Tilsworth, the manor, of Andrew Broun by knight service of his manor of Glapthorn rendering for it 1 sparrowhawk yearly, annual value 5 marks and no more because Richard Chamberleyn, knight, the father of Richard, esquire, granted to Elizabeth who was wife of John Morteyn and is still alive a rent of 20 marks from this manor, payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, by his deed dated at Elstow on 16 March 1382. She died on 26 April last. Richard her son and heir is aged 16 years and more.
383
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Southcott 3 July 1408
Jointly with Richard her former husband to them and their heirs she held: Ekeney, the manor and advowson, of Lord Burnell, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. and no more because Richard Chaumberleyn, knight, the father of Richard, granted a rent of £7 to Joan Ekeney for life and she still lives. Petsoe, the manor and advowson, of Reynold Lord Grey of Ruthin by knight service, annual value £4. Date of death and heir as above.
384
Writ 9 June 1408.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 22 Sept
After the death of Richard her husband she held in dower in Mullecotes otherwise called ‘Chaumberlaincotes’ a croft called ‘Spyneyerd’, with a third part of the mansion called ‘Chaumberlainesplace’, a third part of a garden and a third part of a close called ‘Chapelherd’, of the earl of Kent, service unknown, annual value nil. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/65, no.17
E 149/90, no.9


RICHARD BERDE
385
Writ 5 July 1408.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham 21 Dec
He held in his demesne as of fee jointly with Agnes his wife 5 messuages and 300 a. arable and meadow in Milton Keynes, North Crawley and Walton, annual value 100s.; Milton Keynes of John Ayllesbury, knight, North Crawley of Humphrey earl of Stafford, who is under age in the king’s ward, and Walton of Lord Talbot, services unknown. He died on 10 Nov. 1393. Alice wife of Thomas Baylly of Little Brickhill, his kinswoman and next heir, is aged 30 years and more. Agnes widow of Richard has taken the profits since his death.
C 137/66, no.18


THOMAS FAUCOMBERGE, KNIGHT
386
Writ 2 Oct. 1407.
YORK. Inquisition. New Malton 20 Oct
He held the castle and manor of Skelton and the manor of Marske in his demesne in fee tail by the grant of John Ellerker and Robert Santon by a fine made with the king’s licence [CP 25(1)/279/150, no.49] with remainder in default of heirs of his body to Walter son of Roger Faucomberge, knight, and the heirs of his body, and the right heirs of Thomas. They are held of the king in chief by knight service; annual values, castle nil, the manors £30. He held the manor of Redcar, 49 messuages, 300 tofts, 200 a., £20 rent and the toll and profits of the boats of Redcar called ‘Cobylferme’, jointly with his wife Joan, who survives him, remainder as above, by a similar fine [CP 25(1)/279/151, no.1], of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £27. He died on 9 Sept. last. Joan his daughter and heir is aged 1 year and more.


JOAN WIDOW OF THOMAS FAUCOMBERGE, KNIGHT
387
Writ to assign dower, 20 Jan. 1408 [CCR 1405–9, p.304].
YORK. Assignment of dower in the presence of Robert Conyers, knight, John Wyrsall, esquire, and Richard de Mersk, chaplain, attorneys of Ralph de Nevylle, earl of Westmorland, to whom the king granted the custody of two parts of the lands and tenements. Skelton 20 Oct
In the town and territory of Skelton in Cleveland: 1 built messuage with garden; 1 croft and 6 bovates held by William Shupherde; 1 built messuage with garden; 2 crofts and 1 bovate held by John Proctour; 1 waste messuage and 1 bovate by John Walkere; 2 bovates by John Harpour; 3 waste messuages and 1 bovate by William Mason senior; 1 burnt messuage, a close called ‘Cadycroft’ and a parcel of land called ‘le Wanles’ by the same; a third part of a messuage and of a bovate by Roger Homet; with all the services of these tenants; 4 a. of foreshore at ‘Thilekelde’, ‘Roskeldesyke’ and ‘Grenwalde’ held by John Proctour; 1 close of herbage in ‘Burghgate’ and 1 called ‘Copyncroft’ by John Donaldeson; 1 built cottage by Thomas de Newsom, and 1 by John Byrde; 1 with garden and croft by William Whytekyrke; 1 garden and croft with 9 a. by William Syng; 1 built cottage with 2 crofts by Robert Hogeson, the lord’s villein; 1 ruinous cottage by Sibota Westland; 1 croft of herbage called ‘Bruyscroft’ by William Westland; 1 built burgage and 1 croft by John Pottere; 1 close of herbage called ‘Kyrkebyclos’ and 1 plot used for making pots (pro ollis inde faciendis) by the same; 2 waste cottages in ‘Marketgate’ next William Lambard’s tenement on the south, let for a rent of 12d.; 1 cottage now in the lord’s hands, formerly held by William Westland for 20d., now paying nothing; 20d. rent from the cottage of William Roylecourt freely held in Skelton; 6d. or 1 pair of gilt spurs from lands of John de Levesham in Boulby and Easington, with all the services due from these lands. Also in Skelton, 4d. rent from lands formerly of Thomas de Seton; 1d. from 3 a. held by Richard Pelser; 1 1/2d. for a plot of land and 3 a. by Richard Tratyll; 4 horseshoes from 1 messuage and 4 bovates by Robert Playce; 2 barbed arrows from a close called ‘Bagdalesclos’ by William Plumber; 1/2 lb. cumin from 1 messuage by Richard Mikylby; 1/4d. from 1 messuage and 10 a. by William Boysman; and burgages held by William Dalehous, rent 9d.; Joan Coton, 6d.; John del Byre, 12d.; 1 called ‘Byltonbank’ by Walter de Faucomberg, 2d.; 1 waste burgage of the same next that of John Lythfot, 3d.; William Shupherde, 2d.; 3 by Robert Milner, 12d. and 3 boon works; 1 by John Pottere, 6d. and 3 boon works; 1 by William Westland, 6d. and 3 boon works; 1 next the burgage of Ralph Colstan by Walter Faucomberg, 4 1/2d. and 3 boon works; 1 by Thomas Parva, 3d. and 3 boon works; 1 by William Wyresdale, chaplain, 3d. and 3 boon works; 1 by John Gollan, 3d. and 3 boon works; 2 parts of a burgage by Thomas Douson, 2 1/4d. and 3 boon works; 1 of Isabel Corry held of the prior of Guisborough, 3 autumn boon works; 1 tenement by Roger Homet of the same prior, 3 autumn boon works, 1 tenement by William Tayllor, 1 autumn boon work. In a place called Stanghow 1 built cottage, 2 waste cottages, 1 bovate and a tenement called ‘Blackhall’ held by Thomas Carlele; and 1 built messuage, 2 waste messuages and 4 bovates by John West. In a place called ‘Greneryg’ 2 built messuages and 6 bovates by John Tayllour. Of the demesne lands of Skelton in a place called the ‘Milnholm’ 4 a. to the west; in a place called ‘Patrow’ 5 a. to the west; in a place called ‘Rosshow’ 15 a. to the west; in ‘Rosshowmarre’ 1 a. meadow to the east; in ‘Brakanheved’ 3 a. in the middle; in ‘Rothtwayte’ 9 1/4 a. to the west; in ‘Killryg’ 17 a. in the middle; in ‘Wandaleflat’ 4 1/2 a. to the north; in ‘Roweldesyke’ 2 a. to the east. In the ‘Estfeld’ in ‘Barlyflat’ 2 a. to the south; in ‘Pactflat’ 3 a. to the north; in ‘Roghowflat’ with all of ‘Belheved’ 10 a. to the east; in ‘Bakstandaleflat’ 9 a. in the middle; in ‘Daltonflat’ 12 a. to the north; in ‘Essheflat’ 6 a. to the south. In the ‘Southfeld’ in ‘Berylythflat’ 4 a. to the north; in ‘Stakhowlythflat’ 6 a. to the south; in ‘Ploxmanflat’ 5 a. to the east; in ‘Cutland’ 1/3 a. in the middle. In the ‘Westfeld’ in ‘Stokkingeflat’ 7 a. to the north; between the ‘Grenemere’ and ‘Westpark’ 3 a. to the west; in the Longeflat’ 6 a. to the west; between ‘Bagdalesbank’ and the ‘Westpark’ 8 a. to the east; in ‘Asdalesflat’ 16 a. to the north and 1/3 of a sheepfold to the west. In the demesne meadows in ‘Mikelenges’ 8 a. in the middle; in ‘Gysbornsyke’ 1/3 of a meadow in the middle; in ‘Roghowswyke’ 1 a. on the south; 1 plot of herbage called ‘Tydkinhowclos’ and all ‘Flathowclos’, annual value 20s.; 2 small closes there, 18d.; all of ‘Afdale’ and ‘Camdale’, 20s.; and in a place called Margrave Park a ‘vesture’ of 14 a. to the south, value 14d. the a., and 2 3/4 a. of the covering (coopertura) there to the west, value 16d. the a.; the closes called ‘Thomalynessones clos’, ‘Robertbacsterclos’ and ‘Turnbolclos’; the ‘Byrkeclos’ as enclosed; the whole of the ‘Combes’; and all the ‘Rokerbankes’ as enclosed; all the external (forinsecos) woods between the lordship of Skelton and Brotton from Kilton Thorpe to the sea; a plot of herbage next the castle called the ‘Cunynggarth’ as enclosed; a place called the ‘Langdikes’ next the castle with ‘Penigareth’ as enclosed; also a rent of 6s.8d. from the tenants of Brotton to water their cattle at Skelton beck; 1 a. of foreland at the ‘Laphowpool’; 30 a. at ‘Wandels’ on the south side; 1 a. on ‘Swertmowde’; 1 a. on the ‘Langdor’; and 6 roods in the ‘Foulefen’ held by John de Norton. Also a third part of 3 watermills in Skelton with its members, called ‘Holbekmyll’, ‘Saltbornmyll’ and Skinningrove mill; a third part of a fulling mill, and of the profits of the oven, toll, market and fair there, of the assize of bread and ale, of the court of Skelton, of agistments in pasture and feedings not in severalty, of waste, of casualties arising in wood or plain, as in hawks, sparrowhawks, falcons, and other birds of prey or game, of warren and free chase, waifs and strays, etc. and of the mining of lead, iron, marl and coal and of quarrying of slate and other mines in the lordship of Skelton and its members. Also the wardships and marriages of the following persons: in Maltby, John Malteby for 5 carucates, Walter de Marton 1 carucate, William Gower 3 bovates, Thomas Forset 1 carucate, the prioress of Keldholme 1 carucate; in Nunnington, William de Seton and Robert Scot 2 carucates as 1 knight’s fee; in Nun Appleton near Cawood, John son of Walter Faucomberge of Bilton 1/4 of a knight’s fee; in Barton in Richmondshire, John Moubray for 1/4 fee, Roger Grenville and Richard Hudilston another 1/4 fee; in Ingleby Barwick, William Gower 5 carucates, John Lemanson, William Neuham and John Batur 1 carucate as 1/2 fee, the heirs of Ralph de Bulmer and of Stephen de Coton 3/4 fee; in Mappleton in Holderness, the heirs of Herbert de St. Quyntyn 8 carucates. All these persons hold of the said Joan alone as of her dower for life, and are assigned to her as a third part of all the services etc. Next he assigned within the site of the manor of Marsk, 1 built house called the ‘Lessehous’, a third part of a ruinous granary to the south, the smaller barn, a third part of all profits from the site except the houses assigned to the heir of Thomas Facomberg, knight, with free ingress and egress, a third part of the profits of the dovecot, orchard, and small garden of herbage next the orchard on the west, and a close of herbage next the orchard in the middle. Of the demesne lands there: in the ‘Estfeld’ in a place called ‘Barlyflat’ 3 a. to the south between 4 selions, and half a ‘hedlond’ at the north end; in ‘Langflat’ 8 a. to the east; in the ‘Toftes’ 21 a. 3 roods 3 perches to the east; in ‘Pytflat’ 25 1/2 a. 1 1/6 roods in the middle; in ‘Rouclifflat’ 14 1/2 a. 1/3 rood 5 perches in the east; in ‘Halkarlond’ 5 1/2 and 1/6 a. to the west, parcel of the ‘Toftes’; in ‘Pytsykeflat’ 2 1/2 and 1/6 a. to the west, parcel of ‘Pytflat’. In the ‘Southfeld’ in ‘Uplethumflat’ to the north 8 a. 1/2 rood in the middle; in ‘Morefeld’ 10 1/2 and 1/6 a. in 16 selions to the east; in ‘Turfhowflat’ 5 1/2 a. in the middle; in ‘Swertmundeflat’ otherwise called ‘Morefeld’ on the west, in the middle, and in three other places in the same culture 24 a. 1 1/3 roods. In the ‘Westfeld’ in ‘Gyldhousflat’ 6 a. 1 1/3 roods to the north; in the ‘Langeflat’ 34 1/2 a. 1/3 rood to the west; in ‘Grenewaldeflat’ 21 1/2 a. to the east; 1/3 of the buttes of the same culture to the north; in ‘Stodfalde’ 26 1/6 a. to the east; in the ‘Broke’ 8 a. 1 1/3 roods in the middle. Of the demesne meadows called the ‘Halenges’ of the first part 8 a. to the south, in the same on the ‘Swetehill’ 10 a. in the middle, and in the north part 8 a. in the middle, and 1/3 of the profits of the ditches round the ‘Halenges’, with the agistments in the fields, pastures and closes next the manor; and in the place called the ‘Legh’ 32 a. 3 roods of pasture to the east, 1/3 of a marshy(?) meadow (marstall’ prati) called ‘Yernekeldale’ on the north side. In the ‘Estfeld’ in a place called the ‘Kerr’ 1/3 of the meadow to the east, and in the ‘Westkerr’ 1/3 to the west, and 1/3 of the profits of the parcels of herbage next ‘Langebek’, ‘Graygate’, ‘Estladgate’, ‘Westladgate’, ‘Pytmere’, ‘Swertmundesyke’, ‘Cotmankerre’, ‘Grenewaldemere’, ‘Clovenmere’ and the ‘Swathedyke’, as well in the soil as in the money received for them. Also in the vill and territory of Marske, 1 built messuage, 1 waste messuage, and 4 bovates held by William Jacson; a similar parcel by Robert Dycsonman; a built messuage and 4 bovates by William Graystoke; 1 built messuage and 2 bovates by Richard Atkynson; a similar parcel by William Plasterer senior; 2 built messuage and 2 bovate by Alice Hammondesson; 1 built messuage, 1 waste messuage and 3 bovates by Robert Grayveson, the lord’s villein; 1 built messuage, 3 bovates and 3 boon works by William Fox; 2 bovates by William Gylson, the lord’s villein; 1 built messuage by Richard Joneson; 5 a. foreland called ‘Dryngland’, 4 a. of the Percy fee, and 1 a. at ‘Wygerstaman’ by William Graystok; 2 a. foreland called ‘Mikeldeldes’ by Richard Atkynson; 1 1/4 a. foreland in ‘Grenewaldeldes’ by Thomas del Park; a cottage, garden, croft, and 6 boon works by John Mikelby; 2 built cottages, 2 waste cottages, and 5 boon works by Robert Stope; 1 built cottage, 1 waste cottage, and 1 boon work formerly held by Robert Storor, now by Hugh Neucomen; a similar parcel by John Marsshall; a third part of the profits of a bovate of the Percy fee, now in decay; 3s. and 1 lb. cumin of the fee farm of certain lands and tenements in Marske held by Alan Lambarde by knight service; and 1 toft, 1 croft and 1 1/2 a. in Upleatham held by Adam Colynson. The above-named tenants of Marske held 74 bovates, of which 74 a. lie in the field of Redcar called ‘Rydkerfeld’, and are claimed by Joan as her own in virtue of a fine concerning the manor and various lands there [CP 25(1)/279/151, no.1], but in order to avoid disputes and for the sake of peace between herself and the earl of Westmorland, keeper of the lands, and Joan the daughter and heir of Thomas Faucomberg she accepts a third part under protest that this does not confirm their rights to the other two parts. Also various saltpans, called ‘saltcotes’ in English, in East Coatham, 1 held by Joan late the wife of Richard de Cotom by a rent of 5 bushels of salt, 1 held by John Watteson for 5 bushels, a third part of a half held by John Dogeson for 3 1/2 pecks of salt; and at West Coatham 1 held by William Cornay for 2 1/2 bushels, and 2 by William Adamson for 5 bushels. There are other ‘saltcotes’ there not worked and paying no rent at present, but when worked she will have a third part of the profits. Also a third part of: the profits of the court of Marske, the assize of bread and ale, the agistments, wastes, casual issues of wood and plain, nests of hawks, sparrowhawks, falcons and other wild birds, warren and free chase in moors, pastures and wastes, waifs and strays, chattels of felons and fugitives, wreck of the sea between Runswick and Yarm, sea gouts (les gottes de meere), tolls and ovens of Marske and Coatham, with their members, profits of a windmill called ‘Rydkermyll’ or ‘Leymilne’, the passage of ‘Melodes’, profits arising from inspections (‘monstur’) and from Runswick to the ‘Blaksshore’, the toll of Middlesbrough, the court there for the measuring of nets and other engines in the river Tees when it is put ready for the taking of salmon. Also in Upleatham of the former holdings of Roger Dounay, 1 chamber with cellars under at the east end of the capital messuage, 1 ruinous house next the gate of the same messuage on the west, all the orchard there as enclosed, with free ingress and egress; and 1 built cottage and garden held by John Speton junior, a close formerly held by Adam Tayllour, annual value 40d., a third part of a culture called the ‘Crosflat’ on the south side, a third part of ‘Thorntonflat’ on the west, a third part of a culture next ‘Helwysdyke’ on the east; 1 cottage held by Alice Brawath; and 1 1/4d. from 1/3 of 2 a. now held by John de Speton junior in the ‘Estfeld’, 2 selions on the ‘Estmykeldeldes’ on the east, 3 selions on the ‘Nettilthwaytes’ on the east, 2 selions at the ‘Mylndeldes’ on the north, 1 selion at the ‘Pyddeldes’ on the north. In the ‘westfeld’ 1 selion at the ‘Westbideldes’ on the north, 1 selion at ‘Grenwaldeldes’ on the east, 2 selions at ‘Westmykeldeldes’ on the east, 1 selion at the ‘Astwaldes’ on the west, 1 selion at ‘Moredeldes’ on the east, 2 selions at ‘Westmykeldeldes’ under the ‘Morefeld’ on the east, 1 selion at the ‘Langdeldes’ in the ‘Southfeld’ on the north, 1 selion at ‘Thornbekhull’ in the middle; 1/3 of 1 culture abutting on the ‘Hesildales’ on the north, and of 1 under the ‘Haleng’ on the east; 1 ‘astwald’ and 1 ‘saltflat’ now held by John Warde, and a yearly rent of 20d.; 1 a. meadow in ‘Merskenges’ on the east; 1/2 a. of meadow in the ‘Wandeldes’; and 1 swathe of meadow in the ‘Swathes’ on the east. Also a third part of: the profit of 2 messuages and 2 bovates in the vill and territory of Nunnington in Ryedale, with the services of tenants, both free and villein; the fee farm of Appleton le Street in Ryedale, which Thomas Faucomberg, knight, held, with all the services of tenants, free and villein; and all fees, wards, reliefs, marriages, and advowsons belonging to him in Yorkshire on the day that he died.
388
Writ 15 March 1409.
YORK. Inquisition. Skelton 16 Aug
She held in dower a third part of the manors of Skelton and Marske, and of lands and tenements in the vill of Nunnington of the king in chief by knight service, with reversion to Joan, daughter and heir of Thomas, her late husband, annual value £10. In fee tail she held the manor of Redcar, 49 messuages, 200 a. and 20s. rents in the land of Redcar, of the king in chief by knight service, with reversion to the same Joan, annual value £27. She died on 4 March last. Joan, daughter and next heir of Thomas and herself, is aged 2 years and more.
C 137/66, no.19; 70, no.15
E 149/93, no.2


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF JOHN DE ARUNDELL, KNIGHT
389
Writ 8 May 1408.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester 19 June
The manors of Woodchester and King’s Stanley were granted to John Darundell, knight, and Eleanor his wife, for his life with remainder to John his son, and Elizabeth his wife in fee tail, by John Chelrey, clerk. On the death of the elder John, the younger John and Elizabeth his wife entered and held the manors. John died and Elizabeth held them until her death. King’s Stanley is held of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 20 marks. Woodchester is held of the earl of Salisbury of his manor of Garsington in Oxfordshire by knight service, amount also unknown, annual value 20 marks and 6d. She died on 11 April last. John Darundell, esquire, son and heir of John and Elizabeth, is aged 22 years and more.
C 137/66, no.20
E 149/91, no.5


THOMAS KELLY
390
Writ 6 Feb. 1408.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 21 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee: Heavitree, the manor, of John de Monte Acuto, late earl of Salisbury, of his manor of Wonford by knight service, annual value £4. Wonford is held of the king in chief by knight service and was taken into the king’s hands on the forfeiture of the earl. Henry Talbot, esquire, has occupied Heavitree since the death of Thomas and taken the profits, title unknown. Kelly, the manor, of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, by knight service, annual value £6. Edgeley, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, also of the earl of Devon by knight service, annual value 20s. He died on 14 Sept. 1404. Nicholas his son and next heir was aged 21 years on 8 Jan. last.
391
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to the estate of the earl of Salisbury in the above manor of Wonford, 16 May 1408.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 6 June
The earl of Salisbury held the manor to himself and the heirs of his body.
C 137/66, no.21


NICHOLAS SON OF THOMAS KELLY
392
Writ for proof of age; Henry Talbot, esquire, should be warned to be present, 21 March 1408.
[Endorsed]: Henry Talbot was warned by John Trefrydowe and John Combe.
DEVON. Proof of age. Kelly 23 April
The jurors say that Nicholas was born at Kelly and baptised there on 13 Jan. 1387, and this they know for the reasons given: William Wortham, aged 70, knows that Nicholas is 21 years of age because he had a daughter Joan born on 21 Jan. 1387. John Maynard, 44 and more, was taken prisoner in Brittany in the following year and held to ransom. John Uppecote, 42, has a brother Thomas of the same age as Nicholas. Richard Facy, 51, had a son Robert born on the Friday after Nicholas. William Maynard and John Dobell, both 52, met neighbours coming from the church with Nicholas after the baptism. Richard Maynard, 54, was with the duke of Lancaster in Spain at that time, and when he returned home was told that Nicholas was then aged one year, and seeing him judged that that was correct. Walter Speare, 60, was in the church at the baptism and held the blessed candle. William Bolda, 51, was with Richard Palmer at his house at Lifton when he was asked to be godfather with Nicholas Kelly, chaplain. John Speare, 51, his wife Joan was midwife to Elizabeth, the mother of Nicholas. Henry Yoman, 52, was present in the church, filled the font with water, and then sought a light at the house of the father, Thomas Kelly. John Hornebrook, 52, sold a red cow to Thomas Kelly, the father, on the day of the churching of the mother.
C 137/69, no.55


THOMAS BRUGGE
393
Writ 2 May 1408.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Newent 15 Oct
He held a manor in Hasfield jointly with Alice his wife by the grant of Henry Yakesley and Hugh Tyldesley, made with royal licence [CPR 1399–1401, p.534], to them and their heirs male with remainder failing such heirs to the heirs of the body of Thomas and the right heirs of John Cassy of Whitfield. It formerly belonged to Edward Sent Johan, knight, and is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 102s.8d. He also held in right of Alice 1 a. in Stoke Orchard of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 6d.; and half the manor Coberley of Richard Chedder and Isabel his wife of their manor of Dursley, service unknown, annual value 40s. He died on 7 April last. Alice survives him. Edmund his son and heir is aged 23 years and more.
C 137/66, no.22
E 149/93, no.7


EDMUND BRUGGE
394
Writ 29 Oct. 1408.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cheltenham 6 Nov
He held half the manor of Lee in the forest of Dean in his demesne as of fee of John, the king’s son, as of his castle of St. Briavels by a rent of 15s., annual value 40s.; and 1 messuage called ‘Hastyngges’ in Tirley of the duchy of Lancaster as of the manor of Rye by a rent of 7s., annual value 5s. He held the manors of Sandhurst and Apperley and half of 2 messuages at ‘Lye’ jointly with Blanche his wife, who survives him, by the grant of John Clynton, John Prentys, Robert Banak and Robert Haliday to them and the heirs of their bodies; Sandhurst of Thomas Kyng by a rent of 1d., annual value 5 marks; and Apperley with half of the messuages of the abbot of Westminster, service unknown, annual value 8 marks. He died on 24 Oct. last. Thomas his son and heir is aged a quarter of a year and more.
C 137/71, no.30
E 149/93, no.8


WILLIAM WHITCHESTRE
395
Writ 20 Feb. 1408.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Morpeth 16 May
He held in his demesne as of fee: Seaton Delaval, Callerton and North Dissington, two parts of the manors, and one quarter and two parts of a quarter of the manor of Hartlaw, of the king in chief by knight service, homage, fealty, and suit at the county court of Northumberland every six weeks, annual value £22, and no more these days owing to destruction by the Scots. Holywell, two parts of 1 messuage and of 12 a., of the earl of Westmorland by fealty and suit of court each year at his three chief courts at Bywell on Tyne, annual value 16d.; and 26s.8d. rent from the lands and tenements there of Henry Lescrop, knight, William de Vescy and William de Halywell, of the same earl by the same service. Also the reversion of the third parts of the manors of Seaton Delaval, Callerton and North Dissington, of the quarter of Hartlaw, and of the holdings in Holywell, which Joan, widow of Henry de la Vale, knight, holds in dower. Dukesfield, the manor, of the earl of Westmorland by knight service, annual value 20s. He died on 12 Feb. last. William his son and next heir was aged 21 years and more before 25 March last.
C 137/66, no.23


RICHARD ALEYN
396
Writ 20 Oct. 1407.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wallingford 26 Oct
William Yong of South Morton formerly held in his demesne as of fee 4 messuages, 1 toft, 5 virgates, 8 1/2 a. meadow, and £4 4s.3d. and 1 clove of gillyflower rent in South Moreton. By his deed dated 23 Nov. 1393 he gave them to Walter Yong and Margaret his wife for their lives with remainder to Thomas their son, and the heirs of his body, with successive remainders failing such heirs to John, brother of Thomas, and the heirs of his body, Margaret and Elizabeth, sisters of Thomas, and the heirs of their bodies, and the right heirs of Walter. So Walter and Margaret held, Walter died and Thomas by a fine of 1398 [CP 25(1)/12/78, no.7] granted the reversion to Richard Aleyn, his heirs and assigns, and Margaret ceded all her estate in South Moreton and Fulscot to Richard, he paying her £7 yearly for life by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas. All the tenants attorned to Richard. John Yong by his deed dated 18 Jan. 1404 and enrolled in Chancery released his claim to Richard with warranty, and Thomas Yong likewise released his on 7 April 1404 [CCR 1402–5, pp.294, 298, 300–1]. Thomas and John Yong died without heirs. Of the above, 2 messuages, 2 virgates, 3 a. meadow called ‘Louches’, and another messuage, and 3 virgates and 5 1/2 a. meadow called ‘Adreshammes’ are held of the king in chief by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value nil owing to the annuity. Another messuage and 3 a. called ‘Colles’ and 1 toft called ‘Frensheharries’ are held of Thomas Rothewell in socage by a rent of 7s. and 2 capons yearly, annual value 3s.4d. William Yong also held in his demesne as of fee one other messuage, 60 a. arable, and 3 a. meadow in Long Wittenham and Little Wittenham, and granted them to Richard Aleyn, Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to the right heirs of Richard. They are held of the abbot of Abingdon by a rent of 10s., annual value 10s. Richard and Elizabeth had a son Robert, Elizabeth died and Richard survived her. Richard also held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 2 tofts, 1 carucate and 13 a. meadow in Sugworth by Bagley Wood of the abbot of Abingdon rendering 17d. every 17 weeks for the ward of Windsor castle, annual value 26s.8d. He died on 30 Aug. last. Robert his son next heir is aged 2 years and 10 weeks.
C 137/66, no.24


ROBERT ALEYN
397
Writ 28 Sept. 1411.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. East Ilsley 10 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee: South Moreton and Fulscot, 2 messuages, 2 virgates, 3 a. meadow called ‘Louches’, 1 messuage called ‘Adreshammes’, 3 virgates, 5 a. meadow and a rent of £4 4s.3d. and 1 clove of gillyflower, of the king in chief by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value 20s.; and in South Moreton 1 messuage called ‘Colles’ and 1 toft called ‘Frensheharryes’ of Thomas Rothewell in socage by a rent of 7s. and 2 capons, annual value 3s.4d. Long Wittenham and Little Wittenham, 1 messuage, 60 a. arable and 3 a. meadow, of the abbot of Abingdon by a rent of 10s., annual value 10s. Sugworth by Bagley Wood, 1 messuage, 2 tofts, 1 carucate and 10 a. meadow, of the abbot of Abingdon, rendering 17d. every 17 weeks for the ward of Windsor castle, annual value 26s.8d. He died on 22 Sept. last. Maud, wife of William Stokes, is his kinswoman [aunt] and heir, being the sister of Richard, his father, and aged 30 years and more.
C 137/82, no.30
E 149/98, no.11


JOHN LUFFWYK
398
Writ 1 Oct. 1407.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Catherington 7 Oct
Long before his death by his deed dated at Hinton Daubney on 20 March 1397 John Luffwyk granted his manor of Hinton Daubney to Edmund Grendon, Robert Baskervill, Gregory Ballard, Adam atte Wode, John Ikelyngton, clerk, and Thomas Arthyngton, and their heirs and assigns, without the king’s licence. They held it and all the tenants attorned to them. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks. He also granted them 1 a. held of Thomas earl of Arundel by a rent of 6 arrowshafts. He died on 8 July last. Robert Luffwyk his kinsman and next heir is aged 70 years and more.
C 137/66, no.25
E 149/91, no.14


RICHARD RUYHALE
399
Writ 3 Feb. 1408.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Newent 18 Sept
He held two parts of the manor of Dymock jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives him, one half of the two parts by the grant of Roger Northwode, knight, to them and their heirs, with remainder to his right heirs, and the other half by the grant of John Tydenham, knight, to him and his heirs and assigns, by royal licence in each case [CPR 1391–6, pp.515–6]. The third part he held in his demesne as of fee by the grant of Richard, son of John, brother of William de Monte Acuto. The whole manor is held of the king in chief with the manor of Dartford by a rent of 1d. payable at the exchequer. The annual value of the two parts is £12 2s.4d. and of the third part nil because it is charged with an annuity of 16 marks to Richard de Monte Acuto for life. He died on 30 Jan. last. Richard his son and heir is aged 2 years and more.
400
Writ 3 Feb. 1408.
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford 26 Jan 1409
He held jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives him, to them and his heirs: Cradley, 9 messuages, 1 carucate, and 2 parcels of meadow and pasture, of the bishop of Hereford, service unknown, annual value 20s., by the grant of William Palmer, John Lenche and Geoffrey Kenaston. Catley, Upleadon, and Bosbury, 4 messuages and 1 parcel of arable and meadow, of the prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, service also unknown, annual value 13s.4d., by the grant of William Palmer, John Lenche and John Helewys. Date of death and heir as above.
401
Writ 3 Feb. 1408.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester 1 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee: Bromsgrove, 1 messuage, 1 watermill. 20 a. arable and 6 a. meadow, of the earl of March, under age in the King’s ward, of his manor of Bromsgrove in socage by suit of court at the earl’s court at Lickey every three weeks, annual value 13s.4d. Droitwich, 1 saltwater vat, of the king in burgage, as all Droitwich is held, annual value 40d. Bredons Norton, 1 messuage and 10 a., of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value 40d. Worcester and the suburbs, 6 messuages and 10 shops, of the king in burgage, as all Worcester is held, annual value 10 marks. According to the custom of the city time out of mind the wife of a citizen, marriage having been duly celebrated, has all his holdings for life in dower when her husband held in free bench (liber bancus). Richard was a citizen at his death. Jointly with Elizabeth his wife he held to them and his heirs: Naunton, Clifton, Pirton and Severn Stoke, 1 messuage and 2 carucates, by the grant of John Bucke, chaplain, Thomas Gateley and Thomas Stuyre, of John, heir of Thomas Lord Clifford, a minor in the king’s ward, of his manor of Severn Stoke by knight service, annual value 40s. Ryall, the manor, by the grant of William Palmer, chaplain, John Lenche and Geoffrey Kenaston, of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Ryall, Earls Croome, Ripple and Clifton, 3 messuages and 1 carucate, by the grant of the same, of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value 40s. Gannow, the manor, by the grant of William Palmer, John Lenche and John Halewys, of the earl of Warwick, service unknown, annual value £10. Queenhill, half the manor, by the grant of the same made on 8 June 1399, of the king in socage by the service of rendering a hound (canis de muta) at the exchequer, annual value 100s. Birtsmorton, the manor and advowson, by the grant of Geoffrey Herberd, parson of Birtsmorton, and William Palmer, chaplain, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster of the honour of Monmouth, by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks. Stock and Bradley, 30 messuages, by the grant of John Bofford, parson of Fladbury, and Thomas Wybbe, parson of Hanbury by Droitwich, of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Droitwich and Upwich, 8 saltwater vats and 2 saltpans, by the grant of Thomas Brugge, Thomas Hodyngton, Henry Wybbe, William Lenche and John Hambury, of the king in burgage, as all Droitwich is held; and 2 tofts, 60 a. arable and 6 a. meadow in Hadzor by the same grant, of the earl of Warwick, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. Bredons Norton, 1 messuage, 40 a. arable and 6 a. meadow, by the grant of Henry Cantelowpe and William Byrche, of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value 20s. Leigh, 4 messuages and 40s. rent, by the grant of William Palmer, John Lenche and Geoffrey Kenaston, of the abbot of Pershore, service unknown, annual value 20s. Worcester, 2 messuages formerly of William Brugge, by the grant of Alice Brugge, of the king in burgage, as all Worcester is held, annual value 20s. He also held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Northwick by Worcester, which Henry Hagley and Alice his wife hold for their lives by his grant. It is held of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown. Date of death and heir as above. Since his death John Philippot and Elizabeth, his wife’s mother, have taken the profits of his lands.
C 137/66, no.26
E 149/91, no.4


THOMAS WARNER
402
Writ 20 Sept. 1408.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 22 Sept
He held the manor of North Ashley to himself, Joan his wife, the heirs of their bodies and his right heirs, of Richard II in chief by knight service, amount unknown, by a fine of Richard II [CP 25(1)/207/28, no.11] shown to the jurors, annual value 10 marks. Similarly the manor of Preston Candover by a fine [CP 25(1)/207/28, no.12] by which William Wykeham, bishop of Winchester, gave it them to hold of him by a rose, with reversion failing their heirs to the bishop and his heirs, annual value 5 marks. They had a daughter Agnes, now deceased, who was the wife of Walter Sandes. She had a son Thomas Sandes, now aged 3 years and more, to whom these manors should now descend. Thomas and Isabel Overton, once his wife, held jointly by the grant of John Overton, to them, the heirs of their bodies and the right heirs of Isabel: 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Bishop’s Waltham, of the bishop of Winchester in socage of his manor of Bishop’s Waltham, by a rent of 10s. payable by equal parts at the four terms, annual value 20s.; and 1 toft and 2 virgates called ‘Quablond’ in Titchfield, of the king in chief by knight service, 2s. rent and suit at the hundred court of Titchfield, annual value 50s. They had a daughter Elizabeth, who had a son Thomas Tauk of Hampnett, and he had a son Robert, now aged 5 years and more, to whom these lands should descend. He died on 8 Sept. last.
C 137/66, no.27


THOMAS CHELREY
403
Writ 5 Nov. 1407.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wantage 15 Nov
He held jointly with Elizabeth his wife to them and his heirs: Upton Moels, a manor there, of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s. Childrey, a manor called Frethornes with the advowsons of the church and of the chantry of St. Mary, and 30s.8d. rent, of Lord Botreaux in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value of the manor 20 marks; 1 messuage, 2 1/2 virgates and 2 a. meadow called ‘Dephammes’, of Lord Maltravers in socage by a rent of 5s.; and 1 toft, 1 a. arable and 1 hide of meadow, formerly of Henry Chelrey, of the lord of Rampayns in socage by fealty. Sparsholt and Westcot, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England in socage by a rent of 8s., annual value 10 marks. Letcombe Bassett, 3 messuages, 6 virgates, 6 virgates of meadow, 12d. rent and the advowson, of the heir of William de la Pole in socage, service unknown, annual value 40s. West Challow, 4 messuages, 4 virgates and 4 virgates of meadow, of Robert de la Mare in socage by a rent of 13s.4d., annual value 40s. Charlton, 2 a. and 14d. rent, of Lord Seyntmanaffe, service unknown, annual value 20d. Buscot, the manor, of the lord of Wellington of his manor of Stallpitts in socage by a rent of 40s., annual value £10. East Hagbourne, 8 a. meadow, of the lord of la Beche, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. He also held jointly with Elizabeth his wife to them and the heirs of their bodies: West Hagbourne, 1 manor, 12 messuages, 100 a. arable, 11 a. meadow and 26s.2 1/2d. rent, of the heir of Richard Wyndesore in socage by a rent of 9s.3d., annual value 100s. He died on 30 Oct. last. Elizabeth wife of John Kyngeston, one daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth, aged 30 years and more, Sybil another daughter aged 6 years and more, and Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Caleston and Joan his wife, another daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth, aged 9 years and more, are his next heirs.
C 137/66, no.28


JOHN LOVELL, KNIGHT
404
Writ 16 Feb. 1409.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Bradcroft 18 March
He held the manor of Great Hambleton for life by the grant of Edmund late earl of March with reversion to the earl and his heirs. It is held of Edward duke of York, as one knight’s fee, in accordance with the grant to him by letters patent, annual value 40 marks. [Cf. CIPM, XVIII, no.629]. He died on 10 Sept. last. John Lovell, knight, is his son and next heir, aged 30 years and more.
405
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
In right of the inheritance of Maud his wife he held 1 mansion and 12 shops with solars above of the king in free burgage, as all London is held, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
406
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Heacham 24 Sept
He held the manor of Southmere and Docking in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
407
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Winslow 20 Sept
He held the manor of Broughton by Aylesbury in right of Maud his wife, who survives him, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value £20. Date of death and heir as above.
408
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Bridgnorth 21 Sept
Long before his death he granted 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Romsley to Henry de Cornewaill for life with reversion to himself and his heirs. They are held of Andrew Dudmaston, service unknown, annual value 20s. He died on 2 Sept. last, heir as above.
409
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Stafford 21 Sept
In right of Maud his wife, daughter and heir of Robert Holand, knight, he held the manor of Yoxall in fee tail to them and the heirs of her body, of the duchy of Lancaster as of the honour of Tutbury by knight service. Maud survives him. There are the site of the manor, annual value nil beyond the cost of repairs to the close; 1 garden, in herbage and fruit 6s.; 1 watermill 16s.8d.; 2 carucates 36s.8d.; 34 a. meadow, at 12d. an acre from Candlemas to Lammas, 34s., and for the remainder of the year nil; 1 place of several pasture called ‘le Car’ 40s.; a park, in herbage beyond the keeping of the game and repairs to the fences 5s.; underwood there 12d; a fishery in the Trent 7s.6d.; assize rents of free tenants and tenants at will payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas 26 marks; pleas and perquisites of court 5s. He died on 10 Sept. last, heir as above.
410
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Navenby 25 Sept
In right of the inheritance of Maud his wife, daughter of Robert son of Robert de Holand, knight, deceased, he held the advowson of the church of St. John the Evangelist, Croxton, of the king in chief of the fee of Winchester by knight service, with 20 a. arable as glebe, annual value 20 marks. The church is held by John Croxton, the parson. He died at Wardour on 10 Sept. last, heir as above.
411
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester 22 Sept
In right of Maud his wife, who survives him, aged 40 years and more, he held: the manor of Bagworth, extending in Bagworth and Thornton, of Richard earl of Warwick by knight service, annual value £20; a third part of the manor of Sheepshead, of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value 100s.; and 6s.8d. rent from a messuage in Leicester. He died on 10 Sept. last, heir as above.
412
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 22 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee: Ducklington, the manor and advowson, of Lord Talbot by suit of court at the hundred of Bampton, annual value 100s. Brize Norton, the manor formerly of Thomas Fretewell, of the prince [of Wales], service unknown, annual value 40s. Minster, 1 messuage, 2 carucates and 16 1/2 a. meadow called ‘Laundelles’, of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Shorthampton, half a virgate, of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 2s. Chadlington, 3 tenements and 3 virgates, of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. Chilson, a manor there, of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. beyond 40s. yearly granted by deed to Thomas Bekyngham, esquire, for life for his good service. Jointly with Maud his wife he held the manor of Minster Lovell by the grant of Thomas archbishop of Canterbury and formerly of York, and Richard Holte, who are still alive, Richard Abberbury and others, of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 20 marks; and 5 a. of assart in the forest of Wychwood, of the king by paying 22d. yearly at the exchequer by the sheriff, annual value beyond that nil. He died on 10 Sept., heir as above.
413
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Grandpont 22 Sept 1408
He held jointly with Maud his wife by the grant of Reynold Sheffeld various lands, tenements, feedings, pastures, meadows, woods, rents and services in Ufton Robert, Ufton Nervet, Sulhamstead Bannister, Sulhamstead Abbots, Englefield and Padworth, of Lady Constance Paynell, lady of Ufton Robert, by a rent of 16s., annual value 40s. Of the inheritance of Maud he held the manor of Denford of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 40s. He died on 10 Sept., heir as above.
414
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 24 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee: the manor and advowson of Sparkford of Richard de Sancto Mauro by knight service, annual value £10; the manor and advowson of North Cheriton of the lord of the manor of Maperton by knight service, annual value 8 marks; and the manor of Upton Noble of the abbot of Glastonbury by knight service, annual value 8 marks. He died on 10 Sept., heir as above.
415
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne 24 Sept 1408
Jointly with Maud his wife by the grant of William Hankeford and others by a charter shown to the jurors with remainder after their deaths to Robert Lovell their son and his heirs, and failing such heirs to the right heirs of John himself, he held: the manor and advowson of Sutton Waldron with knight’s fees belonging to it of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks; and 1 messuage and 40 a. in Brockhampton of the abbot of Sherborne in socage, annual value 20s. He held the advowson of Maiden Newton at alternate presentations in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20. He died on 10 Sept., heir as above.
416
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 21 Sept
Jointly with Maud his wife he held one manor of Titchmarsh of the king, of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, by the grant of Thomas archbishop of Canterbury and formerly of York, and Richard Holte, who are still living, and Richard Abberbury, William Worfton and Thomas Themese, deceased, to them and their heirs, annual value 20 marks; two parts of another manor of Titchmarsh, formerly of Henry Tycchemerssh, in his demesne as of fee, of John Holand, knight, service unknown, annual value 4 marks; and the remaining third part of that manor for the life of Margaret, formerly wife of Henry Tycchemersh, who still lives, of John Bray and Katherine his wife, in right of Katherine, service unknown. He held the manor of Hinton in the Hedges by Brackley jointly with William la Zouche of Haringworth, knight, John Lovell, junior, knight, Thomas Grene, knight, and others by the grant of Thomas Hinton, clerk, made in the time of Richard II to them, Giles de Malore, knight, now deceased, and their heirs and assigns. It is held of the king by knight service of his part of the earldom of Hereford, annual value 20 marks. He held the manor of Edgecote in his demesne as of fee of William Thirnyng, knight, of his manor of Harrowden by knight service, annual value 24 marks. In right of the inheritance of Maud his wife, heir of Robert de Holand, knight, he held: 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Maidford of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 10s.; the manors of Brackley, annual value 5 marks, and Halse, annual value 5 marks, of the king in chief by a yearly rent of 1 unmewed sparrowhawk; the manor of Kings Sutton of Roger Lord le Straunge in socage by fealty alone, annual value £18 2d.; the hundred of Kings Sutton of the king in chief at fee farm, rendering £4 16d. by the sheriff by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, annual value beyond that nil; and 4 a. wood in Wadenhoe with the advowson of All Saints church, Aldwinkle, of the manor of Braybrooke by knight service, annual values, the wood nil, the church 10 marks. He died on 10 Sept., heir as above.
417
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Calne 22 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee: Poulshot, half the manor, of the lord of Wellington by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value beyond a rent of 100s. payable at Michaelmas, and granted by John Lovell to John Bryant for life, 10 marks. Potterne and Marston, 4 messuages and 5 virgates, of the bishop of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 30s. Mannington, a third part of the manor and the reversion of the other two parts which Petronilla Stokes holds for life by the grant of John Lovell, of the duke of York by knight service, annual value of the third part 26s.8d. Bridzor, the reversion of the manor, of the abbess of Shaftesbury, service unknown, annual value 100s. Earlscourt, the reversion of the manor, of the heir of Robert Houlond of his manor of Wanborough by the service of half a knight’s fee. Henset and Timbridge, the reversion of 100s. rent which Richard Holte holds for life; and Knowle, the reversion of the manor which Petronilla Stokes holds for life; both of Lord Cobham of his manor of Chisbury, service unknown. Huish, the manor and advowson, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value of the manor nil beyond a rent of £20 payable to Thomas Lovell and his heirs by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Shaw and Oare, 5 messuages and 8 virgates, of the prior of Bradenstoke, service unknown, annual value 25s. Devizes, 6 messuages, of Queen Joan in free burgage, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d. Chelworth, the reversion of 40s. rent held for life by Richard Colyngbourne by the grant of John Lovell. In right of the inheritance of Maud his wife he held the manor of Wanborough, with the advowson of the chapel there, of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, amount unknown, annual value £20. Jointly with Maud his wife he held: Upton Lovell, Wardour and Knighton, the manors, with the advowson of Upton Lovell, of which manor of Knighton certain lands in Brockhampton in Dorset are parcel, of the abbess of Wilton by knight service, amount unknown, annual value £40; and Knook, the manor, of the earl of Stafford, annual value 100s.; all by the grant of Hildebrand Barre and his colleagues to John and Maud Lovell for their lives with remainder to Robert their son and the heirs of his body. Salthrop and Westlecott, the manors, with 3 messuages, 2 carucates, 2 virgates, 20 a. meadow and 8s.10d. rent in Chilton Foliat, Sherston and Somerford, by the grant of Thomas Hyne, rector of Litton Cheney, and Richard Holte to John and Maud Lovell and the heirs of John. Salthrop is held of Stephen Lescrope of his manor of Castle Combe, service unknown, annual value beyond a rent of 100s. granted to Thomas Calston for life by letters patent of John Lovell, payable by equal parts at Michaelmas and Lady Day, and a similar grant of 40s. for life made to Richard Fode, 4 marks; Westlecott of Lord Talbot, service unknown, annual value 100s.; the 3 messuages and lands in Chilton Foliat, Sherston and Somerford of Lord Cobham by a yearly rent of 6s.8d., annual value 100(?)s. Axford and Stitchcombe, the manors, of the bishop of Salisbury, service unknown, by the grant of John Fode and his colleagues to John and Maud Lovell for their lives with remainder to Ralph Lovell and the heirs of his body, annual value beyond 10 marks from Axford granted by letters patent of John Lovell to Mabel Remmesbury(?) for life, and beyond 6s.8d. quitrent from the manor of Stitchcombe payable to William Esturmy, 100s. Elcombe, the manor, of the earl of Salisbury, service unknown, by the grant of Thomas de Arundell, now archbishop of Canterbury, and his colleagues to them and the heirs of John, annual value £20. Date of death [10] Sept., and heir as above.
C 137/66, no.29
E 149/90, no.12


HUGH SON OF JOHN DE CRESSY, KNIGHT
418
Writ 21 Oct. 1408.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. East Retford 10 Nov
Hugh de Cressy once held the manor of Hodsock of the king in chief by knight service of the honour of Tickhill, parcel of the duchy of Lancaster, annual value 20 marks. Long before his death, by a fine of 1401 [CP 25(1)/290/59, no.24] Robert Comberworth and John Gayteford, esquire, settled it with other manors on Hugh and the heirs of his body, with remainder failing such heirs: half to John de Clyfton, knight, and Katherine his wife, sister of Hugh, and her heirs, and failing such heirs to other persons named in the fine; the other half to John Markham and his heirs by Elizabeth, the other sister of Hugh, and failing such heirs to other persons named in the fine. So he died holding the manor on 27 Sept. last without heirs of his body. John de Clyfton is dead. Katherine has married Ralph Makerell and still lives. John Markham is also living. Katherine, sister of Hugh, aged 30 years and more, and Robert, son of John Markham and Elizabeth, his other sister, aged 9 years and more, are his next heirs.
419
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Boston 9 Nov 1408
He once held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Risegate with one quarter of the manor of Bratoft, parcel of Risegate, of the king in socage by a rent of 40s. payable by the sheriff. Letters patent of 28 Nov. 1400 [CPR 1399–1400, p.411] licensed him to enfeoff Robert Comberworth and John Gayteford in these and other manors and for them to regrant them to him and his heirs, with remainder failing such heirs: half to John de Clyfton, knight, and Katherine his wife, sister of Hugh, and the heirs of her body, and failing such heirs to other persons named in the letters patent; the other half to John Markham and his heirs by Elizabeth, the other sister of Hugh, and failing such heirs to other persons named in the letters patent. Afterwards by a fine of 1401 [as above] the enfeoffments of these manors and of the manor of Claypole were achieved. So he held them in fee tail when he died without heirs on 27 Sept. last. John de Clyfton died. Katherine then married Ralph Makerell. She survives, and one half should remain to them. John Markham is alive, and the other half should remain to him. The annual value of Risegate with a quarter of Bratoft is £53 6s.8d. Claypole is held of the heir of Adam de Everyngham, knight, and of Nicholas Hebden, knight, service unknown, annual value £26 13s.4d. The next heirs of Hugh are as above.
420
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Gosberton 20 Jan 1410
All findings regarding Risegate and Bratoft as given in the last inquisition, except that the date of Hugh’s death is given as 28 Sept. No mention of the tenure of Claypole. Then the manor of Risegate with the quarter of Bratoft were allotted by partition to John Markham. He held them and took all the profits until Christmas eve last, and then by deed granted them to Henry Fitzhugh, lord of Ravensworth, Robert Willughby, lord of Eresby, John de Leke, knight, Simon de Leke, his son, and Robert son of Adam Bethumsell, chaplain, for a term of 10 years in socage by a rent of 40s. John Markham died on 30 Dec. last. Robert Markham, his son and heir, is aged 10 years and more.
C 137/67, no.30
E 149/93, no.12
E 152/431


THOMAS BARDOLF, KNIGHT
421
Writ 30 May 1408.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 1 Oct
Edward II by letters patent, shown to the jurors [CPR 1313–17, p.615], gave the manor of Holton to Roger Damory and Elizabeth his wife, the king’s niece, and the heirs of Roger. So they held it, Roger in his demesne as of fee, Elizabeth in free tenure. Elizabeth died. Roger had issue Elizabeth and died. She held it, and had issue William. He held it, and had issue Thomas Bardolf, knight. His son Thomas Bardolf, knight, had issue Anne, wife of William Clifford, knight, and Joan, now wife of William Phelip. Thomas held the manor until the judgment against him in the parliament of 1406 at Westminster. It is held of the prince of Wales of the honour of St. Valery by a rent of 1d., annual value £10. He died on 18 Feb. last. Anne and Joan are his daughters and heirs, aged 19 years and more, and 18 years and more.
422
Writ 30 May 1408.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Hallaton 27 Sept
Henry II by letters patent granted to Thomas Bardolf and his heirs by Rose, daughter of Ralph Hauselyn, the manor of Hallaton, described as all the lands of Ralph Hauselyn, grandfather of Rose, escheated to the king and remaining in his gift by judgment of the court. Thomas held it and it descended successively to Dodo, his son by Rose, to William his son, William his son, Hugh his son, Thomas his son, William junior his brother, Thomas his son, John his son, William his son, and so to Thomas Bardolf, knight, his son, who had issue Anne, wife of William Clifford, knight, and Joan, now wife of William Phelip. It was taken into the king’s hands owing to the judgment in parliament in 1406, and is held of the king of the honour of Peverel by knight service, annual value 16 marks. Date of death and heirs as above.
423
Writ 30 May 1408.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Shelford 17 Sept
Henry II by letters patent, shown to the jurors, granted the manor of Shelford and Stoke Bardolph to Thomas Bardolf and his heirs by Rose. The grant, descent, date of death and heirs are all given as above [no.422]. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20.
424
Writ 30 May 1408.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Little Hadham 18 Sept
Edward I by letters patent [CChR 1300–26, p.48] granted the manor of Watton at Stone to Isabel, widow of Hugh Bardolf, for life with remainder to William her son and his heirs, and so it descended to Thomas Bardolf, knight [as in no.422] and he held it until the judgment in the parliament of 1406. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20. Date of death and heirs as above.
425
Writ 30 May 1408.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Uckfield 3 Nov
Edmund Gonevyll and John de Lenne, clerks, granted by a fine of Edward III [CP 25(1)/238/62, no.34] that the manor of Barcombe, except 200 a. wood, which Elizabeth de Burgh held for a term of 4 years, and the said 200 a. wood, which William de Cockes and William Swon held for life, of the inheritance of Edmund, and which should remain to Edmund and John de Lenne, and the heirs of John, should remain to John Bardolf of Wormegay, Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs of their bodies. They held and it descended to William their son, and Thomas Bardolf, knight, his son. William Bardolf, son of William Bardolf, gave to Hugh and Isabel Bardolf and their heirs the manor of Plumpton, 1 watermill, 200 a. arable, 40 a. meadow, 100 a. wood, 200 a. pasture and 100s. rent in Plumpton, Barcombe, Standean, Smithwick, Piddinghoe, Wivelsfield, Lindfield, Cuckfield, Ardingly, Fletching and West Hoathly, and they held, Hugh in his demesne as of fee, Isabel in free tenure, and the premises descended to Thomas Bardolf, knight, [as in no.422], and he held them until the judgment in the parliament of 1406. They are held of Thomas earl of Arundel, of his barony of Lewes by knight service, annual values, Barcombe 40 marks, Plumpton and the rest 40 marks. Date of death and heirs as above.
C 137/67, no.31


ROBERT HACCHE
426
Writ 1 Aug. 1408.
DEVON. Inquisition. Totnes 31 Aug
He held in his demesne as of fee: Milford, 1 toft and 2 ferlings, annual value 7s.; Standon and ‘Vouleslo’, 1 messuage and 1 ferling, annual value 9s.; Wembworthy, 1 toft and 1 ferling, annual value 4s.; Great Hele, 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, annual value 6s.8d.; ‘Chene’, 4s. rent; and South Hele, 2s.1d. rent; all of John son and heir of John earl of Huntingdon, a minor in the king’s ward, of his manor of South Molton by knight service; and 1 messuage and 1 ferling in South Aller of the same of his castle of Barnstaple by knight service, and £8 rent in South Molton of the manor of South Molton in socage. Romansleigh, the manor, of John abbot of Tavistock of his manor of Burrington by knight service, annual value 40s. Coombe and ‘Doblez’, 2 messuages and 4 ferlings, of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, of his manor of Chulmleigh by knight service, annual value 40s. Oakwell 1 messuage and 4 ferlings, of Richard Cornewaill of his manor of King’s Nympton in socage, annual value 20s. Satterleigh, 5 messuages and 6 ferlings, of Lord Poynings of his manor of Stogursey in socage, annual value 30s. Brayley, 1 messuage and 4 ferlings, of Robert Chalons, knight, of his manor of Great Torrington by knight service, annual value 20s. Withygate, 5 messuages and 1 ferling, of Margaret Lady St. Maur of her manor of North Molton by knight service, annual value 40s. Jointly with Blanche his wife, to them, the heirs of their bodies and his right heirs he held by knight service: Hacche, the manor, of Robert Chalons, knight, of his castle of Great Torrington, annual value £4. Leigh Barton, the manor, of Richard Courtenay, clerk, of his manor of Cadeleigh, annual value £4. Rackenford, 3 messuages and 3 ferlings, of Constance Lady Despenser of the fee of Winkleigh, annual 40s. He died on 6 Feb. 1405. John his son and heir was aged 11 years and more at his death. Who has held the premises since then and by what title is unknown.
C 137/67, no.32


THOMAS ASTON
427
Writ 5 Oct. 1407.
DEVON. Inquisition. South Molton 4 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee by knight service: Ashton, the manor and advowson, of Odo Chambernon of his manor of ‘Chepyngton’; annual values, manor 100s., advowson nil. West Worlington, the manor and advowson, jointly with Elizabeth his wife, of Robert Chalons, knight, of the castle of Great Torrington; annual values, manor 10 marks, advowson nil. East Worlington, the manor and advowson, of John Holand, earl of Huntingdon, a minor in the king’s ward, of his castle of Barnstaple; annual values, manor 60s., advowson nil. Thelbridge, the manor and advowson, of the same earl of the same castle; annual values, manor 100s., advowson, nil. Stoodleigh, 2 messuages and 4 ferlings, of the same earl of the same castle; annual value 40s. Lydcott and Ovis, 3 messuages and 3 ferlings, of the same earl of the same castle; annual value 26s.8d. Pilliven and ‘Thresern’, of John Botreaux of his manor of Witheridge; annual value 40s. Meshaw, the manor and advowson, of Edward Corteney, earl of Devon, of his castle of Okehampton; annual values, manor 20s., advowson nil. Bradford Barton, half a knight’s fee, of the prince of Wales of his manor of Bradninch, annual value 20s. ‘Chyne’, 1 ferling, of Walter Tregary of his manor of Hele, annual value 4s. Washford Pyne, 2 messuages and 3 ferlings, of John Frye of his manor of Washford Pyne, annual value 18s. Bridgerule, the manor, of Clarice Berys of her manor of Aveton Giffard, annual value 100s. He held in his demesne as of fee in socage: 1 messuage and 1 ferling in Leigh of the earl of Huntingdon of his manor of South Molton, annual value 10s.; and the manor of Drayford of John Warre of his manor of Burlescombe, annual value £4. He died on 24 Sept. last. John his son and next heir is aged half a year and more.
C 137/67, no.33


NICHOLAS AUDELEY
428
Writ 14 May 1408.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Wolverhampton 15 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Audley, Chesterton and Endon, one third of the vills of Betley and Over Longsdon, and half the vill of Norton; the manor of Endon of the earl of Stafford, Norton of the heir of William de Meere, and the rest of the lord of Alton, services all unknown. In Audley there are 1 capital messuage, annual value nil; 1 carucate 40s., 10 a. meadow at 18d., 15s., a close called ‘Lytelpark’, pasture 20s.; 1 watermill 60s.; assize rents £40, payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas; 1 coalmine 13s.4d., 1 fishpond 6s.8d., pasture called ‘Foxley’ 13s.4d., and pleas and perquisites of court 60s. In Chesterton are 1 capital messuage, annual value 2s., 1 carucate 33s.4d., 4 a. meadow 10s., assize rents £4, payable by equal parts at the four principal terms, assize rents at Endon and Over Longsdon £6, payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, and 10 a. meadow at 18d., 15s. In the third part of Balterley are assize rents of 2s.6d. In the half of Norton are assize rents of £14, payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, and pleas and perquisites of court 5s. John Tochet and Margaret, formerly wife of Roger Hilary, knight, are his heirs; John being the son of John, son of Joan, one sister of Nicholas, and Margaret being the other sister. He held the castle of Heighley, with the park and vill of Betley, the manors of Tunstall and Horton and 30s. rent in over Longsdon in fee tail by the grant of John Kynardesey to Nicholas Lord de Lacy, Joan countess of Lincoln his wife, and the heirs of Nicholas. Nicholas and Joan died. James Daudeley as son and heir entered and held, and so they descended to Nicholas, who died without heirs of his body. Heighley is held of the heir of William de Betteley by a rent of 1d.; the manor of Tunstall of the heir of Alan de Greseley, service unknown, annual £8 2s.; Horton and the rent in Over Longsdon of the earl of Stafford by a rent of 10s.; annual values, castle nil, park nil beyond the wages of the parker and repairs, but without game it would be worth 10 marks. Betley the borough; there are there assize rents of £7 payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, 2 watermills 8 marks, 1 fishpond and stank, fish 20s., a market on Thursdays, toll 8s., a fair at St. Margaret the Virgin 2s., and perquisites of court 20s. At Horton are a capital messuage, pasture called ‘Horton Hay’ annual value £12, assize rents £30 payable by equal parts at Martinmas and Ascension, 1 watermill 60s., perquisites of court 60s., a rent of a rose from the manor of Bradwell, which John Marchall holds for life, and a rose from the castle of Newcastle under Lyme, which Maud Hyworth held. John Tochet and Margaret, widow of Roger Hilary, knight, and Fulk Fitzwaryn, son of Fulk Fitzwaryn, are heirs; John as son of John Tochet, son of Joan, sister of Nicholas; Margaret as sister of Nicholas; and Fulk as son of Fulk and Margaret, daughter of James Lord Audley. James had issue by Joan, daughter of the earl of March, his first wife, Nicholas, Joan and Margaret who was wife of Roger Hilary. Afterwards he married Isabel and had issue Margaret, mother of Fulk, great grandfather of Fulk that now is under age. John was aged 30 years on 14 Sept. last, Margaret is aged 60 years and more, and Fulk 3 years on 20 Jan. Nicholas died on 22 July 1391. Elizabeth, widow of Nicholas, held a third part of the castle, park, manors and other lands from his death until the day she died, 27 Oct. 1400. John Tochet and Margaret, then wife of Roger Hilary, held 2 parts of the manors of Audley, Chesterton and Endon, and 2 parts of a third part of the vills of Balterley and Over Longsdon, except for 30s. rent in Over Longsdon, and a third part of half the vill of Norton, and took all the issues and profits, and since the death of Elizabeth they have held the third part as next heirs, and still do so. John Tochet and Margaret have also held 2 parts of the castle [of Heighley], the park and vill of Betley, the manors of Tunstall and Horton, and of 30s. rent in Over Longsdon, and have taken the profits since the death of Nicholas, and still do so. The third part was in the king’s hands from the death of Nicholas until 31 Oct. last owing to the minority of Fulk, who died under age, and this third part descended to his son, similarly under age in the king’s ward. Anne who was the wife of Fulk Fitzwaryn has held in dower since 14 Feb. last one third of a third part of the castle of Heighley, of the park and vill of Betley, the manors of Tunstall and Horton, and of the 30s. rent in Over Longsdon. [The last paragraph is repeated in the MS].
C 137/67, no.35


FULK FITZWARYN
429
Writ 16 Nov. 1407.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 26 Nov
Owing to the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn, knight, and the minority of Fulk Fitzwaryn his son and heir, the following were taken into the king’s hands under Richard II and remain in the present king’s hands: Llandovery, a third part of the castle, manor and hundred; and Perfedd and Hirfryn in Wales, a third part of the commotes; all of Henry prince of Wales by knight service, annual value nil because burnt and destroyed by the rebels. Monnington on Wye and Dilwyn in Herefordshire, a third part of the manors; Monnington on Wye of Richard earl of Warwick of the honour of Colwyn by knight service, annual value 20 marks; and Dilwyn of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value 10 marks. The earl of Somerset has taken the profits of the third parts of Monnington and Dilwyn since the death of Fulk by royal grant by letters patent [CPR 1405–8, p.275]. He died on 31 Oct. last. Fulk his son and heir was aged 1 year on 20 Jan. last.
430
Writ 8 Nov. 1407.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Bradford on Avon 15 Nov
No lands came into the king’s hands owing to the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn, knight, but he had held in his demesne as of fee half the manors of Crofton and Stanton Fitzwarren with the advowson of Stanton, and had given them to John Canche, formerly vicar of Wantage, John Croke, William Bryddesmere and John Marchall of Betley, and their heirs and assigns, on condition that they should pay his debts, reward his servants and then enfeoff his son. They held them, paid his debts and, contrary to the conditions, enfeoffed Philip Fitzwaryn for life. Fulk Fitzwaryn, the son, entered, and as he was under age in the king’s ward the premises were taken into the king’s hands. He by letters patent of 2 Aug. 1402 [CPR 1401–5, p.117] gave the custody to Elizabeth Lady Botreaux and Robert Threske, clerk, until the full age of Fulk, or of other next heir. They have held and taken the profits of the half manor of Crofton since the date of the letters patent and still do so. For the issues of the half manor of Stanton Fitzwarren the escheator answers at the exchequer and the farmers do not interfere with these issues. The manors are held of the earldom of Hereford in socage; annual values of the halves, Crofton 50s., Stanton £8. Date of death and heir as above.
431
Writ 8 Nov. 1407.
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Market Drayton 30 Nov
The following were taken into the king’s hands owing to the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn and the minority of Fulk his son, and so remain: Edgmond, a third part of the manor, which manor with the vill of Newport is held of the king in chief by the service of rendering yearly a mewed sparrowhawk, annual value of the third part 10 marks. Whittington, the castle, lordship and advowson with the advowson of Selattyn in the Welsh March, held of the king in chief by barony, annual value nil because destroyed, devastated, and burnt several times by the invasion of the rebels. Redcastle, a third part of the castle and its members, held of John Harecourt by a rent of 1/3d., annual value £4 9s., and no more because the members were devastated and burnt by the rebels. Date of death and heir as above.
432
Writ 8 Nov. 1407.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Abingdon 3 Jan 1408
No lands or tenements came into the hands of Richard II owing to the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn, but long before his death he held the manor and hundred of Wantage, and enfeoffed John Canche, formerly vicar of Wantage, and others, on condition that they enfeoffed Philip Fitzwaryn for life with remainder to Fulk Fitzwaryn, son of Fulk. Philip held them and died. Then Peter Besyles, knight, escheator, held an inquisition [no.210 above] at Abingdon and took them into the king’s hands owing to the minority. Fulk came into chancery and showed his charters and muniments, and on 7 May 1407 the king ordered Thomas Chaucer, then escheator, to remove the king’s hands [CCR 1405–9, p.203]. So Fulk held them of the lordship of Pembroke, service unknown, paying hidage of 100s. by the sheriff by equal parts at Michaelmas and Easter; annual value £40. Date of death and heir as above.
433
Writ 8 Nov. 1407.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 19 Nov
No lands came into the hands of Richard II by the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn, knight. Long before his death he had given the manor of Bentham to John Canche, formerly vicar of Wantage, John Crocke, William Bryddusmere and John Marchall of Betley, and their heirs and assigns, in order that they might pay his debts, reward his servants, and then enfeoff his son Fulk, but contrary to the conditions they enfeoffed Philip Fitzwaryn for life. Fulk entered, and as he was a minor in the king’s ward the manor was taken into the king’s hands. By letters patent of 2 Aug. 1402 [CPR 1401–5, p.117] he granted the custody to Elizabeth Lady Botreaux and Robert Threske, clerk, for a certain rent until the full age of the heir. They have taken and are still taking the issues. The manor is held of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value £6. Date of death and heir as above.
434
Writ 8 Nov. 1407.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Stone 12 Dec
John Kynardessey by a fine of 1314–15 [not found] gave to Nicholas de Audeley, knight, and Joan Lacy, countess of Lincoln, his wife, the castle of Heighley, with the park, the vill of Betley, the manors of Tunstall and Horton, and 30s. rent in Over Longsdon, to hold to them and the heirs of Nicholas. They held the premises all their lives, and afterwards James Lord Audley, their son and heir, held them. He married Joan daughter of the earl of March, and had a son Nicholas late Lord Audley, and daughters, Joan grandmother of John Tuchet, knight, now Lord Audley, and Margaret formerly the wife of Roger Hilary, knight. Joan wife of James died and he married Isabel and had a daughter Margaret, formerly the wife of Fulk Fitzwaryn. Nicholas the son died without heirs of his body, and so the premises descended to John Tuchet and Margaret wife of Roger Hilary; John Tuchet as son of John, son of Joan, sister of Nicholas son of James; and Margaret wife of Roger as the other sister of Nicholas son of James by Joan his first wife. John Tuchet and Margaret entered the premises after the death of Nicholas, and held them until Fulk Fitwaryn, as son of Fulk, son of Margaret wife of Fulk Fitzwaryn, claiming to be a co-heir through Margaret his grandmother, daughter of James and Isabel, his second wife, entered a third part and held by intrusion without title until he died; but he being a minor at the death of his father, the third part was taken into the hands of Richard II and remains in the present king’s hands. Heighley castle and the park and the vill of Betley are held of William de Bettyley by a rent of 1d., Tunstall manor of the heir of Adam Greseley, Horton and the rent in Over Longsdon of the earl of Stafford by a rent of 10s.; annual values of the third parts, castle and park nil beyond the wages of the parkers and the repair and maintenance of the enclosure, the vill of Betley 10 marks, Horton 20 marks and Tunstall 40 marks. No other lands or tenements came into the king’s hands owing to the death of Fulk and the minority of the heir.
435
Writ 7 Nov. 1407.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Crewkerne 26 Nov
He held the manor and advowson of Pylle in his demesne as of fee of the abbot of Glastonbury by knight service, annual value £6. William Cogan held the manor and advowson of Huntspill jointly with Isabel his wife, to them and his heirs, of the king in chief by knight service, by the grant of William Luscote, John Radyngton, John Waskham and John Elys, vicar of Mere. He also held the manor of Wigborough in his demesne as of fee. He had issue John and Elizabeth and died in 1381–2. After his death the manors of Huntspill and Wigborough with the advowson of Huntspill were in the king’s hands. Huntspill and a third part of Wigborough were assigned in chancery to Isabel in dower for life with remainder to his right heirs. She afterwards married Robert de Haryngton, knight. Then John son of William Cogan died. The two parts of Wigborough were given in chancery to Elizabeth as sister and heir of John, son of William, to her and her heirs. She married Fulk Fitzwaryn, and they had a son Fulk, who was their next heir. Fulk the father died. Then Elizabeth married Hugh Courtenay, knight, and they held two parts of the manor in right of Elizabeth. They had issue and she died, after which Hugh held by the courtesy of England on account of their children. Isabel wife of Robert Haryngton died. The manor and advowson of Huntspill and the third part of Wigborough were taken into the king’s hands by reason of the minority of Fulk Fitzwaryn, who was the heir of William Cogan, being the son of Elizabeth, sister of John, son of William Cogan. The king by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, p.380] granted to the earl of Somerset the custody of the manor and advowson of Huntspill and the third part of Wigborough until the full age of the next heir. The earl granted all his rights there to Peter Courtenay, knight, reserving to himself only the first presentation to the church of Huntspill. Peter Courtenay granted the custody to Hugh Luterell and Thomas Brook, knights, Alexander Clyvedon, John Strecche and John Kyrchulle, parson of Aller. The others released to Thomas Brook, who now holds. Annual values, Huntspill, manor and advowson £40, one third of Wigborough 5 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
436
Writ 7 Nov. 1407.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 24 Nov
The manors of Holne, Little Totnes, Nymet Tracy, Up Exe, Creedy Bridge, Beer Charter, Marwood, Kingston, Warkleigh and St. Mary Church, the advowson of Marwood, the borough of Ilfracombe, 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Shillingford by Alphington, and 1 toft and 1 garden in Crediton came into the hands of Richard II owing to the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn, the father, and the minority of the son, and remain in the king’s hands. Richard II appointed John Golafre, knight, to be keeper of the manors of Kingston, Warkleigh and St. Mary Church until the full age of the heir without making any payment [CPR 1391–6, p.20]. After the death of John Golafre the keeping of the manors remained to Philippa duchess of York, his widow, and Thomas Bode, his executors, and so remains. Richard II by letters patent of 16 May 1399 [CFR 1391–9, p.301] granted all the premises then in his hands to Edward duke of Aumale, now duke of York, until the full age of the heir, Edward granted all his rights in them to Hugh Courtenay, knight, by letters patent, which were shown to the jurors, and Hugh now holds them. None is held of the king in chief. The manors of Holne, annual value £10, Up Exe 10 marks, Nymet Tracy 20 marks, and Beer Charter 40s., are held of the castle of Barnstaple, service unknown; Little Totnes, annual value 100s., of Lord la Zouche of his castle of Totnes in socage; Kingston £30, Marwood 40s. and St. Mary Church 100s. with the borough of Ilfracombe £4, of Edward de Courtenay, earl of Devon, service unknown; Warkleigh manor £10, of Constance Lady Despenser, service unknown; the messuage and carucate in Shillingford 6s.8d., of the abbot of Torre in socage; and the toft and garden in Crediton 12d., of Edmund bishop of Exeter in socage; annual value of the manor of Creedy Bridge £4. After the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn, father of the Fulk who last died, the manor of Uffculme, except 4 marks rent which Hugh Courtenay, knight, held by the law of England after the death of Elizabeth his late wife, descended to the Fulk named in the writ in the time of Henry IV, after and owing to the death of Isabel wife of Robert de Haryngton, and formerly the wife of William Cogan, who held it in dower of William. It came to Fulk as heir of William, being the son of Elizabeth, sister of John, son and heir of William. All the holdings of Lady Haryngton were in the king’s hands until he granted the custody by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, p.380] to the earl of Somerset. The earl granted all his estate therein to Peter Courtenay, knight, and he granted it to Hugh Lutrell and Thomas Broke, knights, John Strecche, Alexander Clyvedon and John Kyrchill, parson of Aller. The others released to Thomas Broke, so he now holds, except as above, of the king in chief by knight service; annual value £20. William Martyn, knight, held the manor and advowson of Tawstock in his demesne as of fee. He had issue William, Joan and Eleanor. William entered the manor after his father’s death and married Margaret. Joan married Nicholas Daudelegh, and Eleanor, Philip Columbarys. William the son died without heirs. Then Nicholas, Joan, Philip and Eleanor entered the manor, and assigned the manor and advowson to Margaret in dower. Afterwards the reversion was allotted to Eleanor, and Margaret attorned to Philip and Eleanor. By a fine of 1335 [CP 25(1)/286/38, no.161] Lewis de Camoys, parson of Combe Martin, and Baldwin de Ayllemere settled the reversion of the manor on Philip and Eleanor Columbarys for their lives, with successive remainders to Ralph Basset the younger and Alice his wife, the heirs of their bodies, and the right heirs of Eleanor. Philip died, and Eleanor died without heirs. Nicholas Daudelegh and Joan had issue James. Ralph and Alice died. Margaret died, and Ralph son of Ralph and Alice entered the manor. By a fine of 1370 [CP 25(1)/44/60, no.381] the reversion of the manor, which after the death of Ralph Basset should have come to James Daudelegh and his heirs, was settled on Thomas Audelegh and his heirs, with successive remainders failing such heirs to Rowland, brother of Thomas, and his heirs, James their brother and his heirs, and the right heirs of Thomas. Rowland, Thomas and James died without heirs of their bodies. Ralph son of Ralph also died. The manor descended to Fulk Fitzwaryn as kinsman and heir, being the son of Fulk, son of Margaret, sister of Thomas. It is held of the king in chief and was in the hands of Richard II. Joan wife of Ralph Basset, son of Ralph, was dowered with it and Richard II by letters patent of 11 May 1392 [CFR 1391–9, p.45] granted two parts of the manor to William Esturmy, knight, until the full age of the heir, rendering £50 12s.5 1/2d. by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. He still holds the two parts of the king in chief of the barony of Barnstaple by knight service, annual value £80 6s.8d. Date of death and heir as above.
437
or
No lands came into the king’s hands owing to the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn and the minority of Fulk his son and heir. Date of death and heir as above.
438
Writ for fees, 14 Feb. 1408.
WILTSHIRE. Extent of fees and advowsons. Bradford on Avon 18 June
The following were taken into the king’s hands owing to the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn and the minority of his heir: Stanton St. Bernard, 1/2 fee held by Thomas Hobbes, 1/2 fee held by Ingram Hampton, 1/40 fee held by Robert Medeman, clerk, and 1/30 fee held by John Burgeys. Artington, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Henry de Guldeford. Stanton St. Bernard, the advowson at alternate presentations, annual value 6 marks.
439
Writ for fees, 12 Feb. 1408.
BERKSHIRE. Extent of fees. Wantage 26 April
The following were taken into the king’s hands for the same reasons as above [no.438]: Wantage, 1/4 fee held by Richard Wydeford, 1/4 fee held by William Bron, and 1/8 fee held by Alice Wydeford.
440
Writ for fees, 12 Feb. 1408.
GLOUCESTER. Extent of fees and advowsons. Gloucester 17 March
The following were taken into the king’s hands for the same reasons as above [no.438]: Bentham, 1/20 fee held by William Castyll, 1/20 fee held by John Sewyn, 1/40 fee held by Richard Dannede, and 1/20 fee held by John Berkelegh, knight. Little Bentham, advowson of the chantry, annual value 40s.
441
Writ for fees, 14 Feb. 1408.
SOMERSET. Extent of fees and advowsons. Ilchester 26 March
The following were taken into the king’s hands for the same reasons as above [no.438]: Alstone, 1/2 fee held by Thomas Pomeray, knight, of the manor of Huntspill. Salthay, 1/2 fee held by Richard Boyton. Weare, 1/2 fee held by Philip Hampton. Lower Weare, 1/2 fee held by Richard Power. Burnham, 1 fee held by William Wykham. Bempstone, 1/2 fee in the hundred held by the heir of the earl of Ormonde. Huntspill, 1/2 fee held by Lord Harington. Worston, 1/4 fee held by Lady Poulet. Alstone, 1/4 fee held by Thomas Broke, knight. Huntspill, 1/4 fee held by John Vernay, John Pokeswell, John Wevelscombe, John Orchard and Richard Clopton, 1/2 fee held by John Norton, 1/4 fee held by William Gaskeyne and Robert Herward, 1/4 fee held by John Weston, 1/20 fee in Crokeshams there held by the heir of the earl of Ormonde, 1/20 fee held by Hugh Bryton, 1/20 fee held by William Gover, 1/20 fee held by Richard Juwel, William Northlode and Christine Michel, 1/10 fee held by Richard Chamberlayn, 1/4 fee of the land of John Brenyng held by Lord Harington, 1/10 fee held by William Whyttok and 1/20 fee held by John Gilbard. East Pennard, 1/4 fee held by the abbot of Glastonbury. ‘Dodeput’ and ‘Overton’, 1/2 fee held by John Reymond. Low Ham, 1/2 fee held by John Berkele, knight. Pylle, 1/30 fee held by John Loryng, extending at 20d. Hornblotton, 1/2 fee held by William Wason. Huntspill, the advowson, £20. Pylle, the advowson, 6 marks.
442
Writ for fees, 14 Feb. 1408.
DEVON. Extent of fees and advowsons. Exeter 26 July
The following were taken into the king’s hands for the same reasons as above [no.438]. Kingston, 1/30 fee held by William Somayster, extending at 4s., 1/20 fee held by Robert Veale, 1/20 fee held by Walter Rogger and 1/6 fee held by Joan Chansy. Langstone, 1/8 fee held by Walter Forde of Langstone. Michelcombe, 1/20 fee held by John Jaycok. Holne, 1/20 fee held by William Brygge. North Holne, 1/18 fee held by John Stephyn and Alexander Shuteman. Up Exe, 1/11 fee held by John Loigge, 11s. Washbourne and Farmstone, 1 fee held by the heirs of Robert Waysbourne. Warkleigh, 1/10 fee held by William atte Hulle, 1/2 fee held by John Avenell and 1/10 fee held by Richard Brademour. Newland, 1/50 fee held by John Lymbeare, 18d. Hathercombe, 1/4 fee held by Robert Blakewill. Holne, 1/4 fee held by William Hone. Rawstone, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Walter Roweston. Westcott, 1/4 fee held by Thomas Westcote. Fishleigh, 1/2 fee held by John Elys of Fishleigh. Shuttaford, 1/4 fee held by John Skatford. Beer Charter, 1/20 fee held by Nicholas Fitzhughe, 1/20 fee held by William Wydecombe, 1/16 fee held by John Phelip, 6s., 1/20 fee held by Henry Simon, 1/20 fee held by William Boys, 1/50 fee held by Henry Godyng, 18d., 1/20 fee held by William Mayou, 1/20 fee held by John Bron, 1/20 fee held by John Harry, 1/20 fee held by John Knylle, 1/20 fee held by John Palmer, 1/30 fee held by Henry Parkman, 4s., and 1/35 fee held by Philip Pearde, 4s. Marwood, 1/20 fee held by Thomas Evyas. Leigh, 1/4 fee held by John Chidderlegh. Foxhill, 1/4 fee held by John Wyke. Gaddon, 1/20 fee held by John Hardyng and 1/20 fee held by William Wynchestre. Bradfield and Stenhall, 1/4 fee held by William Walrond. Wood, 1/26 fee held by Richard atte Wode, 4s.6d. Yondercott, 1/4 fee held by Giles Bampton and 1/2 fee held by Hugh Tapele. Worlington, 1/4 fee held by the heir of John Ivelcomb and the heir of Thomas Hodelsford, 1/6 fee held by the heir of Peter Gorewell, 1/10 fee held by the heir of Walter Molton, and [1/16] fee held by Alexander Prycche, 6s. Marwood, 1/4 fee held by Richard Spenser. The advowsons of Tawstock extending at £20, Marwood 20 marks, Warkleigh 6 marks, Nymet Tracy 6 marks, Satterleigh 2 marks and Uffculme £20.
C 137/67, no.36
E 149/91, no.3
E 152/422, no.2


WILLIAM BLAKEMORE
443
ex officio
He held a quarter of the manor of Horton, 6 messuages, 100 a. arable, 12 a. meadow and a watermill in Horton with the advowson, 6 1/2 a. arable in Langley Marish and 12 a. meadow in Iver, and enfeoffed John, parson of Horton, Edmund Tettusworth, William Bayford and others unknown, to them and their heirs, on condition that they re-enfeoffed William, Joan his wife and their heirs, with remainder to his heirs. He died on 14 May 1390. Before re-enfeoffment took place Edmund Tettuseworth and William Bayford died. On 12 Feb. 1387 during the life of Joan, John the parson granted the quarter manor, mill and advowson by his charter to Thomas Melreth and Godfrey atte Perye, to them and their heirs, contrary to the above condition. They have held them ever since. Margaret Melreth is next heir to William Blakemore, being the daughter of Katherine his daughter, and aged 14 years. Katherine died on 20 Oct. 1407. William Blakemore held the quarter manor with the advowson of Brian de Wyndesore as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 33s.4d. Brian, who is dead, held the whole manor and advowson of the king in chief as 1 fee. Richard his son and heir is under age in the king’s ward on account of other holdings. The other premises in Horton are held of Richard Wyndesore, the abbot of Missenden, the prior of Merton, Lawrence Drew and Adam atte Wode separately, services unknown, annual value 100s. The land in Langley Marish is held of Queen Joan, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d., and the land in Iver of the abbot of Abingdon, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. In 1392–3 William Blakemore diverted the stream by his mill onto the king’s highway, and on the highway on the common waste of Horton built a fulling mill across the water. The tenants of Horton have common pasture of the king of his hundred of Stoke, service unknown. William Blakemore took the profits of the mill from 1389–90 to 1392–3, then Joan and Geoffrey Grygge, then her husband, held it until 1397–8, and Thomas Melreth has held it since 1397–8; annual value 13s.4d. The stream was diverted and the mill built to the prejudice of Richard II and his heirs, and so continue. William Spelyng in 1395–6 inclosed a parcel of the common pasture of Horton to the king’s prejudice and made a field worth 12d. yearly. Thomas Melreth inclosed a parcel in 1398–9 next to the tenement called Okehyde without licence, annual value 8d.
E 149/92, no.3


CHRISTINA WIFE OF JOHN ATTE HULLE
444
Writ 19 March 1408.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Wells 23 April
Owing to the minority of Joan and Elizabeth, daughters and heirs of Nicholas le Walsh, there came into the hands of Edward III a rent of 26s.8d. in Atherstone, held in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, and half of certain lands and tenements in Huish Champflower forming the manor of Huish Champflower, and held of Robert de Novo Burgo by knight service, annual value 10s. Joan and Elizabeth died in the king’s ward without heirs of their bodies, Joan surviving Elizabeth. The heirs of Joan were Alice, the first sister of Nicholas, married to Walter Malet; Joan the second sister; Simon son of Maud the third sister; and the daughters of Edith the fourth sister, namely Joan married to William le Swon, Lucy married to John Chuket, and Christina married to John atte Hulle. Alice and Joan sisters of Nicholas, Joan wife of William le Swon, and Lucy wife of John Chuket were of full age, and Simon and Christina under age at the death of Joan. Simon afterwards pursued his share out of the hands of Edward III according to the law of England, in virtue of which the heirs were seised of their separate parts. Christina had one half of one eighth of 26s.8d. rent in Atherstone, held of the king in chief by the service of one eighth of a quarter fee, and half of one eighth of 113 a. arable and 3 roods of meadow in Huish Champflower, held of Robert de Novo Burgo, service unknown. Her share remained in the hands of Richard II and of the present king, who have taken the profits by the hands of the escheators. Joan sister of Nicholas married Henry le Frere and survived him, holding 8s.10d. rent from the manor of Atherstone of the king in chief by knight service, and a sixth part of the manor of Huish Champflower with the advowson at the sixth presentation. She died on 10 Jan. 1353. Her heirs were Alice sister of Joan, daughter of John Walsh; Simon son of Maud, second sister of Joan; and Christina, daughter of Edith Seyncler, the third sister; all of full age. Rose widow of John Walsh died, holding in dower of John, of the inheritance of Alice, Simon and Christina, 7s.9 1/4d. rent in Atherstone and a third part of the manor of Huish Champflower. Because the manor was held in chief they were taken into the hands of Edward III. Alice, Simon and Christina became heirs by the deaths of Joan, widow of Henry le Frere, and Rose, widow of John le Walsh. By letters of Edward III dated 4 Dec. 1362 Christina received a third part of 8s.10d. rent in Atherstone and a third part of one sixth of the manor and of the advowson of Huish Champflower. Joan had a third part of 7s.9 1/4d. rent in Atherstone and a third part of a third of the manor of Huish Champflower which Rose held in dower… From the death of Christina on 20 Oct. 1386 Alice Malet was allotted her part and she took the profits of this part of the manor and of the advowson of Huish Champflower for 12 years, and Hugh Courtenay, knight, has taken them since then, title unknown. Thomas Beauchamp, knight, has taken the third part of the rent in Atherstone from the same date, title also unknown. … Christina died as stated. Nicholas Hull, her son and heir, is aged 30 years and more. [Parts illegible, and some readings doubtful].
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DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 1 Oct 1408
Christina wife of John Hulle held nothing in Dorset. Two messuages, 1 curtilage, 84 a. arable, 6 a. meadow, 3 a. pasture and 5s.4d. rent in West Chickerell and Putton came into the hands of Edward III owing to the death of Nicholas le Walsh and the minority of Joan and Elizabeth, his daughters and heirs, because he held 26s.8d. rent in Atherstone in Somerset in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee. His daughters died in the king’s ward without heirs of their bodies, Joan surviving Elizabeth. Alice, one sister of Nicholas, married to Walter Malet, Joan another sister, Simon son of Maud the third sister, Joan daughter of Edith the fourth sister, married to William le Swon, Lucy the second daughter of Edith, married to John Chuket, and Christina the third daughter of Edith, married to John atte Hulle, were the heirs of Joan, daughter of Nicholas. Alice and Joan sisters, Joan wife of William le Swon and Lucy wife of John Chuket were of full age at the death of Joan. Simon and Christina were under age. Those of full age secured their portions from the king’s hands, as did Simon when he reached full age. Christina had an eighth part of 2 messuages and of the curtilage, 21 a. arable, 1 a. meadow, 3 roods of pasture and 16d. rent. Her part was retained in the hands of Richard II owing to her minority and remains in the present king’s hands. The premises were held of William Filoll and Lady Alice de Briene, services unknown, annual value 20 1/2d. She died on 20 Oct. 1386. Nicholas Hull, her son, is aged 30 years and more. Richard II and the present king have taken the profits by the escheators.
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JOHN DE PAR
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Writ 4 Nov. 1407.
WESTMORLAND. Inquisition. Kendal 6 Oct 1408
He held one quarter of the manor of Kendal in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £40. The following held of him: John Pykeryng, son and heir of Thomas Pykeryng, the manor of Killington by knight service and a rent of 6s.7d. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, annual value 100s. James Pykeryng, 2 tenements in Helsington and Levens, paying 1d. at the same terms, annual value beyond that 20s. John de Lancastre of Brampton, the manor of Strickland Roger, paying 26s.11 1/2d., beyond that 40s. Richard de Restwald, the manor of Little Strickland, paying 24s.8d., beyond that 40s. Rowland de Grisedale, 1 tenement and 10 a. in Strickland Ketel, paying 4s., beyond that 5s. Hugh Ward and Lawrence de Berdwyke, 2 tenements in Strickland Ketel, paying 4s. and 1 lb. wax, beyond that 8s. Rowland de Grisedale, 1 tenement and 12 a. in the hamlet of Bradleyfield, paying 5d., beyond that 3s.4d. Hugh Ward, 2 tenements and 20 a. in Bradleyfield, paying 1/4 lb. pepper, beyond that 3s.4d. Richard Gilpyne, the hamlet of Ullthwaite, paying 3s.6d., beyond that 20s. Thomas de Burgh, chaplain, 1 tenement and 6 a. in Strickland Ketel, paying 1/2 lb. cumin, beyond that 4s.; and 2 tenements and 20 a. in the hamlet of Tranthwaite, paying 7s.3d. and 1 lb. cumin, beyond that 10s. Thomas de Bethome, son of John de Bethome, knight, and John de Berdwyke, the manor of Burton, paying 31s., beyond that 100s. Margaret, widow of Roger de Levens, 3 tenements and 40 a. in the hamlet of Likebergh, paying 23d., beyond that 4s. William de Stirkeland, 1 tenement and 6 a. in Strickland Ketel, paying 9s.6d., beyond that 6s. John de Berdwyke, 6 tenements and 60 a. in the hamlet of Stainton, paying 4d., beyond that 40s. Robert de Leyburn, knight, son and heir of Thomas de Leyburn, knight, and of Joan wife of Thomas, the manor of Cunswick, paying 1/2 lb. cumin, beyond that 100s.; 2 tenements in the hamlet of Bradleyfield, paying 1 lb. pepper, beyond that 20s.; and 3 tenements and 20 a. arable and meadow in the hamlet of Sleddale, paying 1 sparrowhawk or 12d. on 1 Aug., beyond that 40s. John de Wyndesore, 4 tenements and 40 a. arable and meadow in the hamlet of Haverbrack, paying 2s. by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, beyond that 20s.; and half the hamlet of Dillicar, paying 4s., beyond that 20s. Henry de Guype, 6 tenements and 40 a. in the hamlet of Crook, paying 3s., beyond that 20s. John de Croft, knight, the manor of Leighton, paying 1 sparrowhawk or 12d. on 1 Aug., beyond that 20s. William de Whityngton, 1 tenement and 6 a. in the hamlet of Crook, paying 18d., beyond that 2s.; and William de Walton, 1 tenement and 6 a. there, paying 12d., beyond that 3s. John de Burgh, son and heir of Richard de Burgh, 2 tenements and 20 a. in Strickland Ketel, paying 3s.8d, beyond that 20s. Henry Ulleythorne, senior, the manor of Middleton, paying 27s., beyond that 20s.; and Henry Ulleythorne, junior, 6 a. in Middleton, paying 1d., beyond that 6s. Adam Cade, 1 tenement and 6 a. in Middleton, paying 10d., beyond that 6s. Richard de Bellyngeham, 4 tenements and 40 a. arable and meadow in Strickland Ketel, paying 8s.10d., beyond that 20s. Alan de Penyngton, knight, and John de Lamplugh, knight, the manor of Preston Richard by knight service, annual value 100s. William de Haybergh, kinsman and heir of William de Haybergh, 1 tenement and 6 a. in the hamlet of Crook by knight service, annual value 6s. Adam Bourebank, 1 tenement and 20 a. in Barton, paying 27s.10d., annual value beyond that 4s. Stephen de Cottesford, 3 tenements and 40 a. arable and meadow in Melkinthorpe by knight service, annual value 20s. In Kendal: Richard Cayrons, 3 burgages, paying 15d. by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas and suit of court every three weeks, annual value beyond that 2s.; and Robert de Burgh, 5 burgages there, paying 19d. at the same, beyond that 40d. The following held 1 burgage in Kendal (except as otherwise stated), each paying the rent shown, with the annual value of the burgage beyond the rent: William de Osmunderlawe 4d., 8d.; Thomas, son of Thomas de Roos, 3d., 6d.; Emma de Halbank 3d., 9d.; Hugh Ward 3d., 12d.; Adam de Tedaer 3d., 12d.; John de Wyndesore 6d., 12d.; Thomas de Levens 3d., 12d.; John de Roos, formerly, 11d., 12d.; Thomas Clerk, 2 burgages, 8d., 2s.; Thomas Hubard 3d., 12d.; Richard Mercer, chaplain, 3d., 12d.; Richard Robynson 3d., 12d.; John Bell and Christine his wife in her right, 2 burgages, 12d., 12d.; John Bakster 4d., 12d.; William Alexanderman and Joan his wife in her right 2 1/2d., 12d.; John de Warton 2 1/2d., 12d.; Robert de Siggiswyk, 2 burgages, 6d., 2s.; Hugh Gylewhene 4d., 12d.; Rowland de Grisedale 3d., 12d.; Alice de Burgh 4d., 12d.; Richard Clerkson 3d., 12d.; Robert de Levens 4d., 12d.; Hugh Ward 1d., 6d.; Robert Marshall 2d., 8d.; Sybil de Levens 1d., 8d.; Robert Thomlynson 1d., 8d.; Agnes de Otteway 2d., 8d.; William Taillour 2d., 8d.; John de Dokwra 2d., 12d.; John Hogeson, chaplain, 3d., 10d.; Adam Warrener 9d., 2s.; Thomas Rowkane 4 1/2d., 12d.; John Dogeson 1 1/2d., 12d.; Robert de Dokwra 23 1/2d., 4s.; and Hugh Ward and Nicholas Robynson 1 rose at Midsummer, 6d. John de Par also held the advowson of the hospital of St. Leonard by Kendal, extending at 40s. He died on 25 July last. Thomas de Par is his son and heir, aged 2 years and more.
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