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CIPM 19 - Part IX.

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NICHOLAS DENTON
920
Writ 1 Feb. 1412.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Andover 7 Feb
He held nothing in Hampshire. He died on 1 Feb. last. Nicholas his son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
921
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Fisherton Anger 8 Feb 1412
He held the manor of Compton Chamberlayne in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee. There is the site, annual value nil, assize rents 33s.4d., 100 a. arable 26s.8d., 10 a. meadow 15s.8d., 30 a. wood of which the pasture 50s., and common pasture for sheep 40d. In Salisbury he held 4 messuages in his demesne as of fee of the bishop of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. Long before his death he enfeoffed by charter John Busshell and John Bole, clerks, in the manor of Faulston to them and their heirs and assigns. It is held of the bishop of Winchester, service unknown. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/85, no.13
E 149/98, no.16


WALTER CLOPTON, KNIGHT
922
ex officio
He held the manor of Ellingham called Moyles alias Rockford Moyles for life by the grant of William Botreaux, knight, deceased. He died on 21 Oct. 1400. Immediately the king by letters patent [CPR 1399-1401, p.393] granted 2 parts of the manor to John Fekenham, esquire, during the minority of William son of William Botreaux, knight, who held the whole manor of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value of the 2 parts 12 marks. Fekenham has held them and taken the profits since then. Elizabeth widow of William Botreaux, knight, holds the third part in dower, annual value 6 marks.
923
Writ 16 Sept. 1411.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 16 Oct
He held 2 parts of the manor of Ellingham Moyles for life by the grant of William Botreaux, knight, with reversion to William Botreaux the son, a minor in the king’s ward, by the rent of a rose at Midsummer. They are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £6. He died on 21 Oct. 1400. Richard Clopton is his brother and heir, aged 50 years and more. John Chitterne, clerk, has held since his death by the grant of John Fekenham who held by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, p.393].
C 137/85, no.14
E 149/90, no.2


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF FULK FITZWARYN
924
Writ, plura, 28 May 1411.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Brewood 6 July
She held in dower more than was previously returned, namely of the king in chief, services unknown: Tunstall, a third part of a third part of the manor, annual value 40s. Horton, a third part of a third part of 2 parts of the manor, annual value 13s.4d. Over Longsdon, a third part of a third part of 2 parts of assize rents of 30s. Fulk son of Fulk son of Fulk Fitzwaryn is heir and aged 6 years and more. Hugh Courtney, knight, formerly husband of Elizabeth, has held as her dower since her death and still takes the profits.
C 137/85, no.15
E 149/97, no.1


CECILY WIDOW OF JOHN RAGONELL
925
Writ 10 July 1411.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 18 July
She held half the manor and half the advowson of Great Childerley of the king of the honour of Huntingdon as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 4 marks. She died on 26 July [sic, St. Anne] last. Alice wife of Dennis Lopham, aged 38 years, Elizabeth wife of John Thorp, 36, Margaret wife of John Michell, citizen and fishmonger of London, 34, her daughters, and Richard Burman son of Joan another daughter, 24, are her heirs. Long before her death, by her charter dated 3 July 1410 she granted to Dennis and Alice Lopham and the heirs of Alice 6 tofts, 118 1/2 a. arable and 8 a. meadow in Little Childerley and Lolworth, 1 1/2 a. in Childerley called ‘Ricardislond’, and 2 tofts and 18 a. of land dispersed in the towns and fields of Childerley, Little Childerley and Lolworth all of which were never parcel of Childerley manor. Dennis and Alice still hold them.
926
Writ to partition. 17 Oct. 1411.
[CAMBRIDGE. Partition of Lands], by agreement of the heirs of Cecily. Childerley 20 Oct
To Richard Burman, son and heir of Joan eldest daughter of Cecily: Five roods of wood to the east of the wood; 7 1/2 roods of a piece of land called ‘sevenacres’ to the east of it; 5 roods of a piece called ‘le Visacres’ at ‘Hamgraveweye’ abutting on that way, lying to the east of the piece; 3 roods of a piece called ‘le Dole’ at the gate of the manor of Childerley in the north of the piece; 3 roods of the ‘Schortedole’ at the head of the piece called ‘le Dole’ to the east; 3 roods of ‘tenlondes’ lying next ‘le Dole’ to the north; 3 1/2 roods of a piece called ‘le Dole at le Grene’ abutting on ‘le Rode’ to the north; 2 1/2 roods of a piece called ‘le Dole at le Sladesende’ in the west next ‘Bokesworthweye’; 3 1/2 roods of a piece called ‘le Dole’ abutting on ‘Bonetonweye’ to the east; 2 1/2 roods of a piece called ‘le Tenlond’ abutting on the ‘Tounesende’ to the west; 3 roods of a piece to the north called ‘Bonetonemede’ to the east; and 7 roods of a piece of 7 a. abutting on ‘Ellesworthweye’ to the east. One whole croft formerly of William Bonde, senior, wholly allotted to Richard and to Alice wife of Dennis Lopham, another daughter, containing 1 croft and 1 rood of arable next ‘le Dofhouscroft’ which was allotted to Elizabeth wife of John Thorp, third daughter, and Margaret wife of John Michell, fourth daughter. Also the services of John in the Herne 21s. yearly, the services of William Frenssh 3s., and of Henry Pempdehed 19d. beyond 1d. assigned to Alice wife of Dennis Lopham, and 1 of 4 capons which John Custance renders yearly, and William, senior, son of Nicholas Bonde, villein, and his family. William Bonde the ancient (magis senex) and Katherine daughter of Nicholas Bonde with their families are undivided amongst the co-heirs. The site of the manor is likewise undivided and each will present to the church in turn as vacancies occur. Portion of Alice wife of Dennis Lopham, second daughter of Cecily: Five roods of wood next the part of Richard Burman, 7 1/2 roods [as above to ‘of a piece of 7 a. abutting on “Ellesworthweye” next the part of Richard’, each piece as above substituting ‘next the part of Richard’ for ‘to the east’ etc.]. One whole croft [as above to ‘fourth daughter’]. Also the services of Nicholas Bonde 18s., from servile tenure beyond [8s.8d.] assigned to Margaret wife of John Michell and all the services of various tenants of the land called ‘Asshere’ 3s., and services of tenants of land of Alan Thriplowe 2s., and of John Roye for a meadow 4d., and John Asplon 13d. beyond 7d. allotted to Elizabeth wife of John Thorp, services of John Crabbe 13d. beyond 23d. allotted to Margaret wife of John Michell, services of John Custance, 1 capon, and of Henry Pempdehed 1d. beyond 19d. allotted to Richard, and Nicholas Bonde, villein, and his family. William Bonde the ancient [as above to ‘as vacancies occur’]. Portion of Elizabeth wife of John Thorp, third daughter of Cecily: Five roods of wood next the part of Alice, 7 1/2 roods [as above to ‘of a piece of 7 a. abutting on “Ellesworthweye” next the part of Alice’, each piece as above substituting ‘next the part of Alice’ for ‘to the east’ etc.]. One croft called ‘John Heynesshonescroft’ and 1 rood next ‘Dofhouscroft’ allotted to Elizabeth and Margaret, fourth daughter, against 1 whole croft formerly of William Bonde, senior, allotted to Richard Burman and Alice Lopham. Also the services of William in the Herne 13s.4d. yearly, services of John Bere 7s. 8 1/2d., services of John Hore for half the lands there which he holds of the manor 4s., services of John Asplon 7d., and 1 capon of 4 which John Custance renders, and William, junior, son of Nicholas Bonde, villein, and his family. William Bonde the ancient [as above to ‘as vacancies occur’]. Portion of Margaret wife of John Michell, fourth daughter of Cecily: Five roods of wood next the part of Elizabeth, 7 1/2 roods [as above to ‘piece of 7 a. abutting on “Ellesworthweye” next the part of Elizabeth’, each piece as above substituting ‘next the part of Elizabeth’ for ‘to the east’ etc.]. One whole croft called ‘John Heynesshonescroft’ and 1 rood next ‘Dofhouscroft’ allotted to Elizabeth and Margaret against 1 whole croft formerly of William Bonde, senior, allotted to Richard Burman and Alice Lopham. Also the services of Richard Boteler 15s. yearly and of Nicholas Bonde 8s.8d. beyond 18s. for rent of villein holdings allotted to Alice, the services of John Crabbe 23d., and 1 capon of 4 rendered by John Custance, and Henry son of Nicholas Bonde, villein, and his family. William Bonde the ancient [as above to ‘as vacancies occur’].
C 137/85, no.16
E 149/90, no.13


WILLIAM BOTREAUX, KNIGHT
927
Writ 16 Sept. 1411.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 15 Oct 1411
He held the advowson of Over Worton with a parcel of land, which is the glebe of the church, of the king in grand serjeanty, annual value 1/2d. He died on 25 May 1395. William his son and heir was aged 21 on 20 Feb. last. Elizabeth his father’s widow has held since his death and still takes the profits granted for the minority by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, pp.205, 235].
928
Writ, plura, 12 Sept. 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bath 22 Oct
Beyond the premises found in an inquisition taken after his death he held in his demesne as of fee 2 parts of a common pasture for 8 oxen in the lordship of Cameley of the earl of Ormonde, service unknown, annual value 8d., and the advowson of Holton of Elizabeth Lady Botreaux of her manor of North Cadbury. Heir as above.
929
Writ, melius sciri, 28 Oct. 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Frome 6 Nov
By the law of England in right of Elizabeth his wife of the inheritance of William their son, a minor in the king’s ward, he held a close called ‘Brendoun’ and a close called ‘Lenmannesfeld’, of both of which Margaret widow of John Seyntlo, knight, holds a third part in dower. Elizabeth died on 14 Sept. 1389. Heir as above.
930
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to his estate in holdings returned in an earlier inquisition. 16 Sept. 1411.
DEVON AND CORNWALL. Inquisition. Okehampton 6 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee in Devon: Winbrook, the reversion of 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, which Henry Gatecomb holds of him for the term of his life by the grant of William Botreaux, knight, his father, by a rent of 1 grain of corn at Michaelmas. ‘Sechevylyslye’, 1 tenement, of Elizabeth widow of William Botreaux, knight, of her manor of Molland, service unknown, annual value 8d. Heir as above.
931
DEVON AND CORNWALL. Inquisition. Okehampton 6 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee 2 parts of the manor of Stockleigh English, the reversion of the whole manor of Cadbury and 2 parts of a rent of 1 lb. cumin, price 6d., parcel of the manor of Langford. He had no other estate in them.
932
Writ, plura, 12 Sept. 1411.
DEVON AND CORNWALL. Inquisition. Launceston 12 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Trewannett and Lancorla in Cornwall. He had no other estate in them.
933
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Launceston 12 Oct 1411
He held in his demesne as of fee: Trewint and Penfrane, a fifth part of the manors and of the advowson of Penfrane and of St. Pinnock belonging to it, which except for the advowson William Botreaux, knight, his father, granted to Henry Gatecomb, who is still living, to hold for life by a rent of 1 grain of corn at Michaelmas. Trewint is held of Arthur Hamely of his manor of Allet in socage and Penfrane of William Botreaux, a minor in the king’s ward, by rent of a grain of corn, annual value nil. ‘Reprighel’, 1 messuage and 1/2 a. Cornish, which William Scrapeday holds for life by the grant of William, the father, by the rent of a red rose at Midsummer. Minster by the manor of Boscastle, the advowson, annual value nil because it belongs to the castle. Penheale and Trethake, a rent of 1 grain of corn from 1 ferling, held by William Kyllyow and which he held of Stephen Trenewyll in right of Margaret his wife in socage by a rent of 1 grain of corn. ‘Stonton’, a rent of 1d. from 1 ferling which Richard Bray held of him and he of the same Stephen in right of Margaret his wife in socage. Heir as above.
934
Writ, melius sciri, as to the next heir. 28 Oct. 1411.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Chipping Sodbury 10 Nov
William Botreaux, a minor in the king’s ward, is the next heir of Elizabeth widow of William Botreaux, knight, being their son, and aged 21 years and more.
935
Similar writ. 28 Oct. 1411.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough 7 Nov
William Botreaux son and heir of William Botreaux, knight, and of Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heir of John de Seyntlo, a minor in the king’s ward, is the next heir. He was aged 21 years and more on 20 Feb. last.
C 137/85, no.17
E 149/98, no.10


AGNES WIDOW OF NICHOLAS THURMOND
936
Writ, plura and plenius certiorari. 16 Sept. 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bath 22 Oct
Beyond what was returned in the former inquisitions [CIPM XVIII, nos.365–6] she held for life by the grant of William atte Huyde, John Swynesford, William Nippered and Peter le Vyse, with reversion to William Botreaux son and heir of William Botreaux, knight, a minor in the king’s ward, aged 21 on 20 Feb. last: [Page House?], a rent of 1 lb. pepper and 1 lb. cumin in alternate years from a tenement of Nicholas atte Bowere, a free tenant, of the lord of Page House, service unknown, annual value 4d. Frome, 1 tenement, of the lord of Frome, service unknown, annual value 4d. Babington, 2 a. and 1 rood of meadow with common pasture for 8 oxen and 1 bull on Babington moor at any time of the year, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, service unknown, annual value 12d. Elm, 2 a. in the field, of the lord of Elm, service unknown, annual value 2d.
C 137/85, no.18
E 149/98, no.13


JOHN DE ROCHES, KNIGHT
937
Writ, plura, 12 July 1411.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Devizes 12 Oct
Beyond what was returned in the former inquisition he held in his demesne as of fee: Huish, the manor and advowson, of the king in chief by knight service. There are 1 messuage and 1 dovecot, annual value 13s.4d., assize rents 63s.4d., 2 carucates 16s., 12 a. meadow 24s., several pasture for 200 sheep 40d., and 100 a. wood 13s.4d. Earlscourt and Wanborough, 1 messuage and 2 carucates, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 40s. He died on 30 Sept. 1400. Elizabeth wife of Walter Beauchamp, aged 25 years and more, is one daughter and heir, and John Benton son of Joan the other daughter, aged 5 years and more, is the other heir.
C 137/85, no.19


ELIZABETH WIFE OF JOHN DE FENWYK, KNIGHT
938
Commission to Thomas Gray of Wark, knight, William Whitchestre, knight, and Sampson Hardyng. 12 Feb. 1412 [CPR 1408–13, p.372].
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition before the commissioners. Bamburgh 31 March
She held in her demesne as of fee: Lowick, a third part of half the manor, of the king in chief as a sixth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 4 marks. Ingram, a third part of the manor, of Gilbert Umfravyle by knight service, annual value 4 marks. Heathpool, a third part of the vill, of the barony of Muschamp of the king in chief, annual value nil these days owing to destruction by the Scots. Bowsdon, 1 husbandland. She held in dower of the inheritance of Henry son and heir of Alan de Fenwyk, son of John and herself: Fenwick and East Matfen, a third part of the manors, of Robert Lisle, knight, in socage, annual value £4. Cambo, a third part of the manor, of Robert Raines in socage, annual value 40s. Catcherside, a third part of the manor, of John the king’s son of the barony of Prudhoe in socage, annual value 20s. Fowberry, a third part of a sixth part of the demesne lands and a third part of 2 husbandlands, and a third of a third part of the demesne lands in Coldmartin and a third part of 2 husbandlands there, of William Folbery by knight service, annual value 5s. Long Witton, a third part of 26s.8d. rent from the lands of John de Wotton and a third part of 2 husbandlands there, of Roger Thornton by knight service, annual value 40d. Green Leighton, a third part of 2 husbandlands, of Robert Clifford by knight service, annual value nil owing to destruction by the Scots. Coldstrother, a third part of 1 1/2 husbandlands, of John Midilton, knight, by knight service, annual value 2s. Black Heddon, a third part of a carucate, of the heir of John de Felton, knight, in socage, annual value 6s.8d. Molesden, a third part of 1 husbandland, of the castle of Mitford in socage, annual value 2s. Heugh, a third part of 2 cottages, of Thomas Swynburn, annual value 12d. She held the manor of Hartington with the vill of West Hartington for life of Robert Clifford by knight service, with reversion to the right heirs of John de Fenwyk, annual value 10 marks. She died on 24 June 1410. Henry son and heir of Alan son of John and herself is next heir, aged 7 years and more. Since her death John Lord Darcy has held the premises in Heathpool, Thomas Talbot, knight, those in Fenwick, East Matfen, Cambo, Catcherside, Fowberry, Coldmartin, Black Heddon, Coldstrother, Molesdon and Heugh, Robert de Umfravile those in Ingram, and Robert Clifford the manor of Hartington and the vill of West Hartington, title in all cases unknown.
C 137/85, no.20


MARGARET WIFE OF HENRY LONDON
939
Writ 11 June 1412.
KENT. Inquisition. Canterbury 23 July
She held a rent of 100s., being a sixth part of £30 from the farm of the city of Canterbury by the bailiffs, a sixth part of £10 at Easter and a sixth part of £20 at Michaelmas. Edward III by letters patent of 1355 [CPR 1354–8, p.326] shown to the jurors granted the £30 to William son of John Cundy uncle of Margaret, daughter and one heir of Constance sister and heir of William. Joan wife of Thomas Mayhew daughter of Constance took one sixth, Agnes wife of John Isaak daughter of Margaret another sister, and Thomas Whetynden son of Alice third sister of William taking the remainder. She also held in her demesne as of fee 24 a. arable and 4 a. marsh in Ash of the archbishop of Canterbury in gavelkind, service unknown, annual value 40s. Margaret married Robert Fygge by whom she had a son Robert. Robert senior died and she married Henry London and they had issue John and Henry. The 100s. rent belongs to Henry London for life by the courtesy of England. She died on 22 May last. Robert, John and Henry are her heirs, aged 14, 5 and 3 years and more.
C 137/86, no.21


JOHN PAGHAM
940
Writ 24 Nov. 1411.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Basingstoke 27 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee in chief of Richard II: Drayton, the manor, rendering 6s.8d. at Michaelmas to the constable of Porchester castle and finding a hobbler for 15 days for the safe keeping of the castle in time of war at his own costs, annual value 18 marks. Bere by Southwick, 1 messuage and 1 carucate with meadow, pasture and wood, rendering 7s.4d. at Michaelmas to the constable as above, annual value 100s. Pury, the manor, service unknown, annual value 12 marks. He died on 28 Sept. 1399 without heirs of his body, a minor in the king’s ward because John his father had held all the premises of the king in chief. William his brother and next heir was under age in 1399 but is now aged 21 years and more. William Makney has held by the grant of John Golofre, knight, or his executors, he having been granted custody by letters patent of Richard II [CPR 1388–92, p.249] until the full age of the heir.
C 137/86, no.22


WILLIAM DE LA BARRE
941
Writ 24 May 1411.
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford 15 Sept
He held of the king in chief: Lower Bullingham, Clehonger and the suburbs of Hereford, 1 messuage, 45 a. arable, 1 a. meadow and 40s. rent, as an eighth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 4s. Rotherwas, 2 parcels of meadow beyond, called ‘les Pokes’ within the liberty of Hereford, annual value 6d., and 2 burgages by a rent of 12d., one next the church of All Saints formerly held by Thomas Holl, butcher, and the other held by Thomas Bolt, butcher, at the end of the Broad Way, annual value 12d., all in free burgage. He died on 15 Jan. 1363. Isabel Bodenham daughter of Walter his brother is next heir, aged 40 years and more. Philip Ewyas and Agnes his wife have held the 2 burgages and taken the profits. Edmund Fitzjohn and Agnes his wife, widow of William, held the rest for 4 years after his death. Since then Agnes has held all except the 2 burgages, titles unknown.
942
Writ, plura and plenius certiorari. 16 Nov. 1411.
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford 19 Nov 1412
He held 1 messuage, 45 a. arable, 1 a. meadow and 40s. rent in Lower Bullingham, Clehonger and the suburbs of Hereford in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as an eighth part of a knight’s fee. By charter he enfeoffed Master Richard de la Barre, clerk, John Rede, chaplain, and Roger de la Halle and their heirs and assigns. So they held them and at their will and licence he held them all his life. That and no other was his title. After his death the feoffees granted them to Agnes his widow for life, with remainder to Thomas, brother of William, his heirs and assigns. So she held and after her death Thomas de la Barre, knight, son of Thomas, as heir of William. He held 1 tenement in Bewell Street in Hereford of the bishop of Hereford in free burgage, service unknown, annual value 10s. By the custom of this tenure of the bishop it should descend to the younger brother. William died without heirs of his body and by this custom Thomas is heir, although they had an elder brother Walter, whose issue still survives. Thomas is aged 40 years and more. What estate William had in 2 parcels called ‘les Pokkes’ beyond Rotherwas and in 2 burgages in the liberty of Hereford, and of whom they are held is unknown.
C 137/86, no.23, mm.1–4
E 149/99, no.9


AGNES WIDOW OF WILLIAM DE LA BARRE
943
Writ 27 Nov. 1411.
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford 15 Oct 1412
In Lower Bullingham and Clehonger she held for life 1 messuage, 45 a. arable, 2 a. meadow and 40s. rent, payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, of the king in chief as an eighth part of a knight’s fee by the enfeoffment of Master Richard de la Barre, John Rede, chaplain, and Roger Halle, with remainder to Thomas de la Barre, knight, son of Thomas, annual value 6s.8d. She held the manor of Hillhampton for life with reversion to Thomas by the grant of Philip Kylfodys, rector of Llanwarne, and Philip de Davyeston, vicar of Holme Lacy, of the dean and chapter of Hereford, service unknown, annual value 30s. Also for life she held various tenements in Saddler Street, Hereford, of the king in chief in free burgage by the legacy of the will of William her husband with reversion to Thomas, annual value 5s. She died on 14 May 1411. Thomas is aged 40 years and more. George de Holampton is her son and heir, aged 26 years and more.
C 137/86, no.23, mm.5–6
E 149/99, no.8


ELIZABETH WIFE OF JOHN DAUNTESEY, KNIGHT
944
Writ 23 Sept. 1411.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Hitchin 6 Oct
She held a third part of the manor of Minsden in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 4 1/2 marks. She died on 25 July 1395. Walter Dauntesey, son of John and herself, is heir, aged 21 years and more. John held it by the courtesy of England from her death until 2 Feb. 1405 when he died. Since then John Cokayn has held and taken the profits by letters patent [CFR 1399–1405, p.296].
945
Writ 23 Sept. 1411.
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in free burgage: St. Michael le Querne and St. Faith in Paternoster Row parishes, 1 messuage, annual value 20s. St. Michael le Querne, 1 messuage, annual value 20s. St. Alban Wood Street, 2 shops with solars, annual value 20s., and half a messuage and 6 shops, annual value 40s. Date of death and heir as above. John held them by the courtesy of England until he died. Since then Thomas de la Croys and Peter Walbeare have held and taken the profits by letters patent [CPR 1405–8, pp.88, 114, 232, 305].
C 137/86, no.24


JOHN SON OF JOHN WROTH, KNIGHT
946
Writ 20 Sept. 1412.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Andover 26 Sept
Owing to the death of John Wroth and the minority of John his son the manor of Brookley next Lymington came into the king’s hands and by the death of the son it so remains. It is held of the king in chief of the manor of Lyndhurst by a rent of 30s.6d., annual value 40s. John the son died on 24 Aug. last. Elizabeth his sister, wife of William Palton, knight, is his next heir, aged 22 years and more. No lands came into the king’s hands owing to the idiocy of John Welyngton.
947
Writ 28 Aug. 1412.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Launceston 13 Sept
No lands came into the king’s hands owing to the death of John Wroth, knight.
948
Writ 28 Aug. 1412.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 10 Sept
Owing to the idiocy of John Welyngton and the minority of John son of John Wroth, knight, the following were taken into the king’s hands and so remain: Huntshaw, the manor and advowson, held of Richard Courtenay, clerk, of the manor of Bradninch by a rent of 1 sparrowhawk or 2s., annual value £13. Umberleigh, the manor, with the advowsons of Atherington and High Bickington and the advowson of the free chapel of the manor, of Lord le Despenser by knight service, annual value £11 8s. Riddlecombe, the manor, of the same, annual value 105s. Uplowman, the manor and advowson, of the same, annual value £11 3s.6d. Gittisham, the manor and advowson, of the same, annual value £12 6s.8d. Stoke Rivers, the manor and advowson, of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, by knight service, annual value £9. Beaford, the manor and advowson of the chantry, of the same by knight service, annual value £9 4s. Langley, the manor, with the bailiwick of the hundred of West Budleigh, of the same by knight service, annual value 58s. Wonford, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of the heirs of Brian de Cornewale, knight, by a rent of 1d., annual value 10s. Date of death and heir as above.
949
Writ 28 Aug. 1412.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Hambrook 16 Sept
Owing to the minority of John son of John Wroth, knight, the following came into the hands of Richard II and remain in the present king’s hands: Frampton Cotterell, the manor and advowson, held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £27. Weston Birt, the manor, of Lord le Despenser by knight service, annual value £10. Sandhurst, the manor, of the abbot of St. Peter’s, Gloucester, by knight service, annual value £10. Moorslade, the manor, of the same abbot by knight service, annual value 10s. Ablington, the manor, of the abbot of Cirencester by knight service, annual value 100s. Coverdine, 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 12 a. meadow, of the same abbot, annual value 40s. Date of death and heir as above.
950
Writ 28 Aug. 1412.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Enfield 24 Sept
The manor of Enfield called ‘Wrothesplace’ came into the king’s hands by the death of John Wroth, knight, and so remains owing to the minority of the heir. There are 1 capital messuage, annual value nil; 175 1/2 a. arable at 2d., 29s.3d.; 70 a. meadow at 20d., 116s.8d.; 20 a. pasture at 8d., 13s.4d.; 18 a. wood in Enfield and Edmonton, nil; assize rents of £16 9d., payable at the 4 principal terms by equal parts; and pleas and perquisites of court, nil beyond the fees and expenses of the steward. Certain parts are held of the king in chief as an eighth part of a quarter of a knight’s fee, other parts of the countess of Hereford by a rent of 16d., and of Adam Fraunceys, knight, service unknown. Nothing came into the king’s hands owing to the death of John Welyngton. Date of death and heir as above.
951
Writ 28 Aug. 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Wells 16 Sept
Owing to the idiocy of John Welyngton and the minority of John son of John Wroth the following came into, and remain, in the king’s hands: Wick, the manor, held of the bishop of Bath of the manor of Westbury by knight service, annual value £20. Hockham, the manor, of Humphrey Stafford, junior, of his manor of Ninehead Flory, annual value £6 6s.8d. Widcombe, Brompton Ralph and Elworthy, the manors, with the advowson of Widcombe, of Hugh Luterell, knight, of his manor of Dunster by knight service, annual values £10, 10 marks and £4. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/86, no.25
E 149/97, no.11


ROBERT HUGGEFORD
952
Writ 22 May 1411.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester 3 Feb 1412
He held the manor of Wyre Piddle and Little Comberton for life by the grant of Thomas de Bello Campo, late earl of Warwick, father of Richard the present earl, rendering £6 by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, with reversion to the earl. By his deed dated at Warwick on 1 Oct. 1403 he granted the manor to John Shipston to hold for his, Robert’s, life. Afterwards on 10 Oct. Richard de Bello Campo, by letters patent dated at Warwick castle, confirmed the grant to John Shipston for his life and 1 year more. The grants were shown to the jurors. So John now holds of the abbot of Westminster, service unknown; annual value nil beyond the reserved fee farm. He died on 12 May last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 20 years and more.
C 137/86, no.26


WILLIAM PEYTO
953
Writ 24 Jan. 1411.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Burton Dassett 13 Nov
He held the manor of Wolfhampcote of Lord Ferrers of Groby by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 10 marks. He died on 5 March 1407. William his son and heir is aged 14 years and more. The king by letters patent [CPR 1408–13, p.42] sold to John Knighteley, junior, the custody of the lands until the heir reached full age with his marriage. John still holds and takes the profits.
954
Writ 24 Jan. 1411.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Stafford 18 June
He held of the king in chief by knight service the following rents from lands and tenements in Great Wyrley: from John Swynton 16d., John Salway 3d., Richard Donstall 12s.4d., Thomas Symond 14d., William Kylwerth 14d., William Mulward 16d., Edmund Wyot 1/2d., William Reynold 2d., Elizabeth formerly the wife of Thomas Hexstall 9s.10d., John Heyneson 2s.6d., Richard son of Nicholas Robynson 3s.4d., Richard Knyghtley 6s., Richard Wyscestre 2s.5d., Hugh Yoxhale 12d., William Chorley 1d., Edmund Stafford, bishop of Exeter, 2d., Thomas in the Putte 12d., Nicholas Ruggeley 2s., John Cokes 4s., and Thomas Broun 7s.9d. Date of death, heir, aged 13 years and more, and grant of custody as above.
C 137/86, no.27
E 152/439; 445


ROGER LEWKENORE
955
Commission to John Halle, senior, John Wallere, Robert Wrytele, Adam Iwode and Thomas Preston [CPR 1408–13, p.430]. 12 July 1412.
SUSSEX. Inquisition before Halle, Wallere, Wrytele and Ywode. Alfriston 5 Nov
He formerly held the manors of Horsted Keynes, Itford, Selmeston and Broadhurst and 33s. rent in Alchin in his demesne as of fee. Itford and Selmeston are member of Horsted Keynes. By his charter dated 20 Nov. 1393 he enfeoffed William Fitzrichard, clerk, John Lewkenore and Nicholas Mymmes, now deceased, and their heirs and assigns on condition that they should take the profits and rents during the minority of Thomas son and heir of Roger and enfoeoff him when he reached full age. John Lewkenore released his rights to William Fitzrichard and Nicholas Mymmes. Afterwards Roger made a new feoffment to William Fitzrichard, clerk, Nicholas Mymmes, Thomas Joper and John Break and their heirs with the intention that he should have all the profits during his life, and that after his death the feoffees should have the profits during the minority in order to marry his daughters and pay his debts, and then enfeoff Thomas his son when of full age. Horsted Keynes, Itford and Selmeston are held of the king in chief, annual value £48 7s., Broadhurst of Richard Wakhurst, service unknown, annual value 40s., and the rents in Alchin of the king in chief of the honour of the Eagle. He died on 10 Nov. 1400. Thomas his son and heir is aged 19 years and more. Thomas Joper and Nicholas Mymmes have held and taken the profits.
C 137/86, no.28


ADAM DE CLYFTON, KNIGHT
956
Writ 8 Dec. 1411.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. King’s Lynn 19 Dec
He held: Freebridge, the hundred, to himself and his heirs male by the grant of John de Merle and Henry Breton made with licence of Edward III [CPR 1361–4, p.498]. It is held of the king in chief by 6s.8d. in blanch farm at the castle of Norwich, annual value £20. Denver, the manor called East Hall with half the advowson of St. Mary’s church there, jointly with Margery his wife, who is still living, by the grant of the same to them and the heirs of their bodies. The manor is held of the earl of Arundel of the manor of Castle Acre. He also held jointly 1 messuage and 40 a. arable in Denver and Ryston, parcel of the manor, by the grant of Nicholas Spaldyng, of Thomas Beauford, knight, of his manor of Stow Bardolph by a rent of 1 sparrowhawk, price 4s., annual value £10. Bilney and North Tuddenham, a rent of £26 13s.4d. from the manors, payable at Easter and Michaelmas by equal parts, jointly with Margery for the term of her life by the grant of the prior and convent of Pentney. Grimston and Gayton, 100s. rent from 1 messuage and 100 a., also jointly with Margery by the grant of John Bosan made to her long before her marriage. He died on 27 Nov. last. Robert his son and heir is aged 26 years and more.
C 137/86, no.29


MARGARET WIDOW OF JOHN DE SANCTO LAUDO, KNIGHT
957
Writ 8 Jan. 1412.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Devizes 28 Jan
She held the manor of Little Cheverell with the advowsons of the church and chantry for life by the grant of Master Edmund Seintlo, clerk, and John Lupyate to her, then the wife of Peter Courteney, knight, by charter shown to the jurors, with remainder to the right heirs of Alexander son of John de Sancto Laudo. It is held of the earl of Salisbury by knight service, annual value £9. Alexander died during her lifetime. William Botreaux is his kinsman and heir, being the son of Elizabeth his sister. Long before her death she gave lands and tenements which she held in fee in Ogbourne Maizey to Richard Duffeld and Alice his wife to hold for the term of their lives without rendering anything. They still hold with reversion to her. They are held of the duke of York, service unknown, annual value 20s. She died on 5 Jan. last. William Lord Botreaux, son of Elizabeth her daughter, is her heir, aged 22 years and more.
958
Writ … [torn].
DORSET. Inquisition. Shaftesbury 21 Jan 1412
She held the manor of Maiden Newton with 3 messuages in Throop, 5 in Notton and 9 in Crockway jointly with John her late husband by the grant of John de Clyvedon, knight, Nicholas de Aylesbury, chaplain, and John Huldebrond to them and the heirs male of their bodies. Maiden Newton is held of Maud Lovell of the manor of Sutton Waldron, service unknown, annual value £10, the messuages of John Lysle of his manor of Newton Lisle by a rent of 1d., annual value 100s. John de Sancto Laudo was twice married. By his first wife, Alice daughter of Walter Paulegh of Brook, knight, he had two daughters, Ela and Joan. Ela is married to Richard Saymour, knight, and had issue Richard Seymour, knight, now deceased. He left a daughter Alice, now in the king’s ward, aged 3 years. Joan was married to John de Chydyok, knight, and had issue John, now aged 26 years and more. Both his parents are dead. By his second wife John de Sancto Laudo had a daughter Elizabeth who married William Lord Botreaux and had a son William, who is still living. John de Sancto Laudo died without heirs male by Margaret. Alice daughter of Richard, John son of John Chydyok and William Lord Botreaux are his heirs. Date of death and heir of Margaret, of full age, as above.
959
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to the remainder of the above-mentioned premises. 17 Feb. 1412.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 21 Nov
John de Clyvedon, knight, Nicholas de Aylesbury, chaplain, and John Hyldebrond held the manor of Maiden Newton, 3 messuages in Throop, 5 in Notton and 9 in Crockway in their demesne as of fee, and granted them to John de Sancto Laudo and Margaret, the heirs male of their bodies and his right heirs. He was twice married … [as above]. Alice, John and William are the right heirs to whom the premises should descend.
960
Writ 8 Jan. 1412.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Frome 19 Jan
She held the manors of Aller, Yeovilton, Cricket Thomas, Shipham, Cheddar and Leigh, 26s.8d. rent in Wells, and the advowsons of Aller, Cricket Thomas and Shipham and of the chantry of Aller by the grant of Robert son of Robert Hull, Richard Virgo, William Buttes, clerk, James Taunton and William Wyrcestre to her and Peter Courteney, knight, her second husband, now deceased, for their lives by a fine of 1391 [CP 25(1)/201/31, no.20], shown to the jurors, with remainder to William Botreaux son of Elizabeth daughter of John and Margaret, and the heirs of the body of William. Aller with the advowsons is held of Thomas Broke, knight, service unknown, annual value £100; Yeovilton of the heir of John Wyke of Nynehead, service unknown, annual value 40s.; Cricket Thomas with the advowson of the heir of Lord Seymour, in the king’s ward, of the manor of Castle Cary by suit of court there twice yearly, annual value £7; Shipham with the advowson of John Typtot, knight, of the manor of Curry Mallet, service unknown, annual value 60s.; Cheddar and Leigh of the bishop of Bath and Wells, service unknown, annual value 60s.; and the rent in Wells of the bishop in burgage. She also held the manors of Publow and Newton St. Loe with the advowson of Newton St. Loe, lands and tenements in East Chelwood and Stockwood, and rents and reversions in Stockwood by the grant of Master Edmund de Sancto Laudo, clerk, and Nicholas Saltcok, parson of Newton St. Loe, by charter shown to the jurors, to hold to her for life with remainder to Alexander son of John de Sancto Laudo and his heirs. Publow and Newton St. Loe with the advowson are held of the heir of Lord le Despenser, a minor in the king’s ward, by suit of court at the honour of Gloucester once yearly, annual value £30; East Chelwood of Richard Cockes, lord of that place, in socage, annual value 20s.; and Stockwood of the abbot of Keynsham by a rent of one unmewed sparrowhawk, annual value 20s. Alexander survived his father and died under age without heirs of his body. William Botreaux son of Elizabeth, sister of Alexander, is his next heir, aged 22 years and more. Date of death as above.
C 137/86, no.30
E 149/98, no.12
E 152/446, no.2


ISABEL STANSHAWE
961
Writ 29 Jan. 1412.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Chipping Sodbury 29 March
She held nothing in Gloucestershire because in her widowhood, by charter dated 8 April 1407, she gave to her son Robert Stanshawe the manor of Stanshawe with all her lands, tenements, rents and services in Chipping Sodbury, Old Sodbury and Yate to hold to him and his heirs with reversion to herself and her heirs. He has held and taken the profits, Stanshawe of John Brounyng of the manor of Haresfield by a rent of 20s., annual value 40s. To Nicholas Stanshawe her other son she gave by an indenture of 5 April 1407 the manor of Kingrove with rents and reversions to hold to him and the heirs of his body with remainder to Robert and reversion to her and her heirs. Nicholas holds of Richard Lord le Despenser by a rent of 30s., annual value 60s. She died on 8 Jan. last. John son of Thomas Stanshawe, her son, is her next heir, aged 12 years and more.
C 137/86, no.31
E 152/444, no.1


WILLIAM LANGFORD, KNIGHT
962
Writ 13 Sept. 1411.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Ware 22 Oct
After the death of Anne his wife he held a third part of the manor of Minsden for life by the courtesy of England. The manor is held of the king in chief by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value of the third part 50s. Similarly he held 1 messuage in Hitchin of Edward duke of York, service unknown, annual value 10s. He died on 31 Aug. last. Robert his son and heir is aged 22 years and more.
963
Writ 13 Sept. 1411.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Andover 4 Oct
Long before his death he held the manor and advowson of Chale and granted them by charter on 24 April 1398 to William atte Wode, Robert Claveryng, rector of Bradfield, Thomas Delle, rector of Chale, and William Stokes and their heirs and assigns. William atte Wode, Robert and Thomas are dead. William Stokes survives, holding the manor and advowson of Edward duke of York of the castle of Carisbrooke, service unknown, annual value 100s. Date of death and heir as above.
964
Writ 13 Sept. 1411.
DEVON. Inquisition. Cullompton 9 Nov
Long before his death, by charter dated 17 June 1400 and shown to the jurors, he granted to Robert Graveryng, clerk, William Holte, Reynold Scheffeld and William Stokes and their heirs and assigns the manors of Kigbeare, Melbury and Torr with the glebe and advowson of the church of Monk Okehampton, the rents and services of John Thorn for his holdings in Bradworthy, and the rents and services of William Grilleston and Elizabeth his wife from the manor of Langford, which they held of him for their lives with reversion to him. Robert Graveryng is dead. William Grilleston and the others are still living. The manors of Kigbeare and Langford with the glebe and advowson of Monk Okehampton are held of Edward earl of Devon of his castle of Okehampton by knight service, annual values 100s., £10 and 10s.; Melbury of Thomas Perde by knight service, annual value 40s.; and Torre of Ivo Fitzwaryn by knight service, annual value 53s.4d. Date of death and heir as above.
965
Writ 13 Sept. 1411.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wantage 5 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 1 carucate called la Beche in Aldworth of the abbot of Dorchester by a rent of 10s., annual value 10s. Similarly he held the manor and advowson of Bradfield, annual value 20 marks, and 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 12 a. meadow, 20 a. wood and £4 rent in Basildon of the king in chief as 1 knight’s fee. Long before his death in virtue of letters patent of 29 July 1411 [CPR 1408–12, p.302] he gave these premises by charter, dated 14 Aug. 1411 and shown to the jurors, to Lawrence Dreu, Reynold Sheffeld, senior, Robert Clerk, parson of Bradfield, Adam Hacche and John Cryshull of Aldworth to hold to them and their heirs and assigns. They still hold them. He held for life the manors of Bothampstead, Ashden and Binfield and 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Compton with remainder to Robert his son and heir and Elizabeth, Robert’s wife, and the heirs of their bodies. Bothampstead and Ashdown are held of the duchy of Lancaster of the honour of Tutbury, service unknown, annual value 60s.; the messuage and carucate in Compton of the same duchy of the honour of Leicester, service unknown, annual value 50s.; and Binfield of Humphrey the king’s son, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/86, no.32
E 149/97, no.12


JOAN WIDOW OF THOMAS HUNGERFORD, KNIGHT
966
Writ 26 March 1412.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Trowbridge 4 April
She held the manor and advowson of Teffont Evias in her demesne as of fee of the earl of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 100s. In fee tail she held the manor of Heytesbury Eastcourt and 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 6 a. meadow and 6 a. wood in Woolley and ‘la Sloo’ by the grant of Robert Cherleton and John Wykyng to Thomas and herself, Ralph bishop of Salisbury, John Leye and John Panes and their heirs male by a fine [CP 25(1)/256/55, no.3]. They had issue Walter Hungerford, knight, who is still living. The bishop, John Leye and John Panes as well as Thomas died during her lifetime. So she held the premises and they should descend to Walter. Heytesbury Eastcourt is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 10 marks; Woolley and ‘la Sloo’ of the abbess of Shaftesbury, service unknown, annual value 40s. Also in fee tail she held the manor of Heytesbury by the grant of Elizabeth widow of Edward le Despenser, knight, to Thomas and herself, the bishop of Salisbury, John de la Mare, knight, Peter de Barton, clerk. John Lye, John Panes of Wick, and their heirs male by another fine [CP 25(1)/256/54, no.34]. The bishop, John de la Mare, Peter Barton, John Lye and John Panes died during her lifetime. So she held the manor and it should descend to Walter. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10. She held in dower 100s. rent in Allington, Cholderton and Broughton Gifford, not of the king. It was assigned to her in dower by Thomas and alienated by him. The rent is terminated by her death. She died on 21 March last. Walter her son and heir is aged 33 years and more.
967
Writ 26 March 1412.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Norton St Philip 5 April
She held the manor of Holbrook in her demesne as of fee of Lord Ferrers of Chartley, service unknown, annual value 6 marks. In fee tail she held the manors of Wellow and Farleigh Hungerford, 4 a. arable in Tellisford and 1 carucate in Twinney by the grant of Robert Charleton and John Wykyng [as above]. They are held of Lord le Despenser, a minor in the king’s ward, by knight service; annual values, Wellow £10, Farleigh Hungerford 10 marks, 4 a. in Tellisford 12d., and the carucate in Twinney 10s. In dower of free tenure from John de Whyton, her first husband, she held a third part of the manor of Bossington by the assignment of Elizabeth wife of Thomas Pauncefot and Margaret wife of Henry Sydenham, daughters of John. The manor is held of Lord Harington, service unknown, annual value of the third part 100s. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/87, no.33
E 149/98, no.14


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF THOMAS DE LA POLE, KNIGHT
968
Writ 28 Jan. 1412.
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in free burgage, as all London is held: St. Mary Magdalen Milk Street parish, half of 4 shops with cellars and solars, annual value 40s., half of 40s. quitrent from a tenement of John Eynesham and half of two shops with solars, annual value 13s.4d. St. Mary Woolchurch parish, half of 3 shops with solars, annual value 26s.8d. Suburbs, half a tenement called ‘le Keyes’ outside Bishopsgate, annual value 13s.4d. She died on 16 Dec. last. Elizabeth wife of John Kyngeston, knight, one daughter, Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Calston and Joan his wife, second daughter, and Sibyl the third daughter are her heirs, aged 24, 13 and 10 years and more.
969
Writ 11 June 1412.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Ampthill 27 June
She held in her demesne as of fee 30 a. arable in Luton, annual value 6s., 5 a. meadow in Chalton, annual value 5s., and 4 a. meadow in Flitwick, annual value 4s., not of the king but of whom and by what services is unknown. Date of death and heirs, aged 32 years and more, 11 on 8 Dec. last, and 8 on 1 Aug., as above.
970
Writ 27 Jan. 1412.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. St Albans 6 Feb
She held the manor of Putteridge Bury for life of the manor of Westbury in Offley, service unknown, annual value 60s., and the manor of Hockwell, of whom and by what service also unknown, annual value 4 marks, with reversion of both to the heirs of Thomas Chelrey, her former husband. Date of death as above. Elizabeth wife of John Kyngeston, knight, one daughter of Thomas Chelrey and herself, aged 34 years and more, Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Calston and Joan, their second daughter, 13 1/2 years, and Sybil their third daughter, 10 years and more, are her heirs.
971
Writ 19 Dec. 1411.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wantage 30 Jan 1412
She held for life with reversion to the heirs of Thomas Chelrey, her former husband: Upton Moels, the manor, of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s. Childrey, the manor called Frethornes with the advowson of Childrey and of the chantry of St. Mary there, and 30s.8d. rent, of Lord Botreaux by knight service, amount unknown; 1 messuage, 2 1/2 virgates and 1/2 a. meadow called ‘Dephames’, of Lord Maltravers in socage by a rent of 5s.; and 1 toft, 1 carucate and 1 hide of meadow, once held by Henry Chelrey, of the lord of Rampayns in socage by fealty; annual value altogether, beyond £6 rent to the warden of the chantry, 20 marks, the church £20, the chantry 10 marks. Sparsholt, 11 1/2 a. arable, 1 1/2 a. meadow and 33s.4d. rent in Westcot from lands and tenements called ‘Prisomes’, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England in socage by a rent of 8s., annual value 6s.8d. Letcombe Bassett, 3 messuages, 6 virgates, 6 virgates of meadow and 12d. rent with the advowson, of William de la Pole in socage, service unknown, annual value 40s. and the church £10. 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. arable and 14d. rent, of the lord of Seyntmanaffe, service unknown, annual value 20d. Buscot, the manor, of the lord of Wellington of the manor of Stallpits in socage by 40s. rent, annual value £10. East Hagbourne, 4 a. meadow, of the lord of la Beche, service unknown, and 2 a. in Letcombe Regis of Simon Philbrygge, service unknown, annual value 2s.4d. In fee tail by a grant to her and Thomas Chelrey and the heirs of their bodies she held 3 messuages, 100 a. arable, 11 a. meadow and 26s.2 1/2d. rent in West Hagbourne of the heirs of Richard Wyndesore, service unknown, annual value 100s. Date of death and heirs as above [no.970].
C 137/87, no.34
E 149/98, no.1


ROGER DE SAPURTON
972
Writ 20 Feb. 1412.
LONDON. Inquisition. St Bride’s church 23 Feb
He once held a messuage and garden in the king’s close of Fleet in the suburbs, the office of keeper of all prisoners in the king’s prisons and a rent of £6 14s.5d. from various lands and tenements in the city and suburbs in his demesne as of fee of Richard II in grand serjeanty, keeping the prisons and prisoners and taking 6d. for each day from the sheriffs and 2s.4d. from each man committed to prison for his fee. By his charter dated at London on 30 June 1380 and licensed by letters patent [CPR 1377–81, p.524] he granted all these holdings to Richard de Ravenser, John de Hermesthorp and William de Sleford, clerks, Robert Martell, John de Herlyngton and John Slory, junior. So they held. Richard de Ravenser died. Then Robert Martell and John Slory released their rights to John de Hermesthorp, William de Sleford and John de Herlyngton by royal licence. Then these three granted all except the rent to Lawrence de Allerthorp, canon of St. Paul’s, Master William de Waltham, Thomas Haxey and George de Louthorp, canons of Salisbury, John Slory and Robert de Rodyngton to hold for the life of Roger with remainder to John, the eldest son of Roger, and Helen, John’s wife, daughter of Robert Agas of Waltham, and the heirs and assigns of John, and by their charter of 31 Aug. 1395 they also granted the rent of £6 14s.5d. to John de Sapurton and Helen his wife and the heirs and assigns of John, all in virtue of royal letters patent [CPR 1391–6, p.691]. Helen is dead. All should remain to John, annual value £20. Roger died on 19 Feb. 1412. John his son and next heir is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/87, no.35
E 149/98, no.5


JOHN DARCY, KNIGHT
973
Writ 12 Dec. 1411.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 2 June 1412
He held in his demesne as of fee to himself and the heirs of his body of the king in chief by knight service 2 parts of a great waste called the forest of Cheviot with the reversion of the third part held by Elizabeth, his father’s widow, annual value nil because wasted by the Scots, and the advowson of the hospital of St. Mary Magdalen of Wooler. They were granted to John Darcy his grandfather and Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of their bodies by Thomas de Swynford and John Charteray. After the deaths of John and Elizabeth they descended to Philip their son, and so to John his son. If John and Elizabeth should die without heirs the forest and advowson should remain to the king and his heirs. He held no more because, by an indenture dated at Temple Hirst on 4 Oct. 1411 and shown to the jurors, as John Lord Darcy and Meinill he granted to Thomas Darcy of Seamer, Simon Hoton, Thomas Crathorn, John Tomson and John Ripon of Eston in Cleveland all his lands, tenements, rents and services in Hadston, Belford, Easington, Lowick and Wooler for 4 years from the preceding Michaelmas, they rendering 20 marks yearly to him John Darcy. They held; by a charter dated at Hirst on 11 Oct. 1411 John Darcy released the premises to them and to John Tomson of Tanton and Thomas Crathorn of Crathorne and their heirs and assigns with the intention that they should enfeoff Philip son of John and Eleanor, Philip’s wife, daughter of Henry Lord Fitzhugh, and the heirs of their bodies. He died on 9 Dec. last. Philip his son and heir is aged 14 years and more. All the premises, which are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks, were taken into the king’s hands because Thomas Darcy and the others were enfeoffed without licence.
974
Writ 28 Feb. 1412.
He held 2 tenements in the street leading from the market place to the castle of the king in chief by the service of providing 2 watchmen for the safeguarding of the castle, annual value beyond that 6 marks. Date of death and heir, aged 13 years and more, as above.
975
Writ 12 Dec. 1411.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. East Retford 16 July 1412
He held the manor of Kirkby in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10, and similarly, service unknown, 1 messuage in East Retford, annual value 40d. Elizabeth widow of Philip Darcy, knight, holds the advowson of Kirkby in dower of the inheritance of John, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value nil. Jointly with Margaret his wife, by the grant of Philip Lord Darcy and Meinill to them and the heirs male of their bodies, he held the manor of Sturton le Steeple of Joan Lady Beauchamp by knight service, annual value £8. Date of death and heir as above [no.973].
976
Writ 12 Dec. 1411.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Torksey 1 Aug 1412
He held in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief to himself and his heirs male half the manor of Torksey and half the advowson except 4 marks 8s.6d. rent from that half for rents called ‘Twopound’, ‘Toftmole’ and ‘Landmole’, with the advowson of the priory of Torksey, with the reversion of the other half and of the rent which Elizabeth widow of Philip holds in dower. It is held as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value of his part 4 marks. He also held in his demesne as of fee a wood called ‘Hornbywode’ in Gainsborough of the prior of Thornholm, service unknown, annual value nil beyond the fee of the forester, and 1 messuage, 7 bovates and a quarter of the passage of the river Trent in Gate Burton of John Phelyp of his manor of Lea, service unknown, annual value 10s. He held the reversion of the manor of Southorpe which Agnes widow of John Tourney holds for life by the grant of Philip his father. It is held of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 40s. Date of death and heir as above [no.973].
977
Writ 22 Jan. 1412.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster 6 July
He held an annuity of £40 payable at the exchequer by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas as son and heir of Philip brother and heir of John, son and heir of John Darcy the son, to whom Edward III granted it [CPR 1340–43, p.283]. Date of death and heir as above [no.974].
978
Writ 12 Dec. 1411.
YORK. Inquisition. Yarm 20 June 1412
He held in his demesne in fee tail the manors of Temple Hirst and Temple Newsam, except the vills of Newsam, Halton, Colton, Skelton and Osmondthorpe, parcels of the manor of Temple Newsam, which Elizabeth his father’s widow holds in dower. The two manors were granted to John Darcy, knight, his grandfather, and the heirs male of his body by Edward III with reversion to the king and his heirs. They are held of the king by knight service; annual values, Temple Hirst £6 and Temple Newsam except the vills £10. [Cf. CIPM XIV, no.339, pp.333, 337]. He also held in his demesne in fee tail by the grant of Thomas de Swynford, knight, and John Chartera to John his grandfather and his wife Elizabeth, and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to the king and his heirs, the manors of Yarm, Aislaby in Whitby Strand and Aldwark, 10 1/4 knight’s fees in Yarm, Kildale, Normanby, Lazenby, Nunthorpe, Ayresome, Ormesby, Upsall, Crathorne, Acklam, Linthorpe, Thornton, Marton, Tollesby, Roxby, Tanton, Linton upon Ouse, Aislaby, Picton, Seaton, Skelton, Tocketts, Great Broughton, Moorsholme, Marske, Stainsby, Hemlington, Coulby, Pinchinthorpe, Boulby, Kirklevington, Lackenby, Barnaby, Ingleby Barwick and Kilnwick, and half the advowson of the priory of Gisburn. Yarm is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £8; Aislaby of the heirs of Lucy Thwenge, service unknown, annual value 40d. because Philip Lord Darcy by charter dated 5 April 1399 granted a rent of £10 from the manor to Thomas his son, who still survives; Aldwark of the archbishop of Canterbury, service unknown, annual value £12; and the fees with the half advowson of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 5s. He also held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Notton with a park and wood called Bushcliff, of the king of the honour of Pontefract, service unknown, annual value £8 because by a deed dated at Temple Hirst on 10 Dec. 1410 he granted Simon de Hoton a rent of 100s. from it; 1 messuage and 4 a. arable in Newby, of the archbishop of Canterbury, service unknown, annual value 2s.; 3 bovates in Hutton Rudby of the same, annual value 12s.; a close called ‘le Newhause’ and 2 1/2 a. meadow in Temple Hirst formerly of John Birkyn, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 8s.; lands in Upsall and Ormesby granted to him by John de Lofthouse by his deed dated at Gisburn on 15 April 1408 to him and his heirs and assigns on certain conditions for a rent of 46s.8d., held of Robert Conyers, knight, service unknown; and 8s. rent from a messuage and land in Temple Hirst which John Sotheron and Maud his wife hold for the term of their lives by his grant, of the king in chief by knight service. By a charter dated at Knaith on 14 Jan. 1395 Philip, his father, granted to Robert de Wicliff, clerk, who survives, and John de Lincoln, clerk, John Markham, John Woderofe and Hugh Mitford, now deceased, his manors of Whorlton, Seamer, Greenhow, Eston, Hutton Rudby, Middleton and Boynton, to the use of himself for life, and to Elizabeth his wife for her dower after his death. Date of death and heir as above [no.973].
C 137/87, no.36, mm.3, 4, 9–18
E 152/445, no.2


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF PHILIP DE DARCY
979
Writ 19 Aug. 1412.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Alnwick 6 Sept
She held in dower of the king in chief by knight service: Hadston, a third part of the manor, annual value £4 12s.2d. Cheviot, a third part of the great waste called the forest, annual value nil because wasted by the Scots. Wooler, Heathpool, Belford, Easington, Heatherslaw and Lowick, a third part of half the manors, annual value of the third parts, 13s.4d., 13d., 13d., 60s., 40s., 73s. She died on 11 Aug. Philip son of John her son is next heir, aged 15 years and more.
980
Writ 19 Aug. 1412.
DERBY. Inquisition. Eckington 19 Sept
She held the manor of Eckington and half the advowson of the church, of which John de Ingylby is rector, of the king in chief in dower of the inheritance of Philip Darcy, annual value £32. Date of death and heir as above.
981
Writ 19 Aug. 1412.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Lincoln castle 17 Sept
She held for life the manor of Knaith with its members in Stow, Upton, Kexby, Gate Burton and Gainsborough with the advowsons of the priory of Heynings and of the church of Knaith by the grant of Robert Wyclyff, clerk, John Markham, John Wodroffe, and Hugh Mitford to Philip and herself, with reversion after her death to Philip, son of John son of Philip, a minor in the king’s ward. The manor except certain parcels in Upton, Kexby, Gate Burton and Gainsborough is held of the bishop of Lincoln of his manor of Stow, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. In Upton and Kexby 6 bovates, part of the manor, are held of the prioress of Heynings and Norman Oliver, service unknown, annual value 4 marks; in Gate Burton 3 bovates are held of John Phylip of the manor of Lea, service unknown, annual value 10s.; and in Gainsborough 1 messuage is held of Elizabeth widow of John Scrop, knight, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. She held in dower half the manor of Torksey and 4 marks 8s.6d. rent there from rents and profits called ‘Twopond’, ‘Toftmole’ and ‘Landmole’, parcel of the other half of the manor, half the advowson of the priory of Torksey and the advowson of Southorpe, all with reversion to Philip son of John her son. Torksey is held of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value of her half 8 marks, the advowson of Southorpe of the duchy of Lancaster. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/87, no.36, mm.1, 2, 5–8
E 149/98, no.9
E 152/445, no.1


JOHN WADHAM, KNIGHT
982
Writ 12 Aug. 1412.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Westbury 10 Sept
Jointly with Joan his wife, who survives him, he held 22 marks rent from 2 parts of the manor of Sandhurst by Gloucester, which parts they held by the grant of William Beaumont for the term of their lives. By an indenture dated 10 April 1397 and shown to the jurors, they gave them to John Bysley, Emma his wife and their heirs and assigns for the same term, rendering 22 marks, with reversion after the deaths of John and Joan to Thomas son of William Beaumont. The 2 parts are held of the abbot of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. He died on 27 July last. William his son and heir is aged 21 years and more.
983
Writ 12 Aug. 1412.
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne 6 Sept
He held the manor of Haydon jointly with Joan his wife by the grant of Thomas Brokhampton, John Wake, clerk, and William Kyngeston to them and the heirs of his body by their charter shown to the jurors. It is held of the bishop of Salisbury by knight service, annual value £20. Date of death and heir as above.
984
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Yeovil 26 Aug 1412
Jointly with Joan his wife by the grant of Thomas Hertyscote and John Lopynford by a fine of 1397 made with royal licence [CP 25(1)/201/32, no.44; CPR 1396–9, p.150] he held to them and their heirs male with successive remainders to Robert his son, the heirs male of his body, and his own right heirs: Hardington Mandeville, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Merryfield, the manor, 3 parts of Thomas Beauchamp, knight, a half of the fourth part of the abbot of Athelney and the other half of the abbot of Muchelney, services unknown, annual value of the whole £20. Upper and Lower Adber and Hummer, 1 messuage and 2 1/2 carucates, of Elizabeth countess of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 100s. By the same fine he held half the manor of Chilton Cantelo for life with successive remainders to his sons William, John and Robert and the heirs male of the bodies of each in turn. The manor is held of John Roggers, service unknown, annual value of the half 100s. He also held jointly with Joan his wife in fee tail: White Lackington, 6 a. and half of 10 a. arable and 1 a. wood, by the grant of Robert Langebrok and Christine his wife by another fine [CP 25(1)/201/32, no.50], of Thomas Beauchamp, knight, service unknown, annual value 2s. Ashford and Ilton, 1 messuage, 8 a. arable and 1/2 a. meadow, by the grant of Robert Langebrok and Christine his wife by another fine [not found], of the abbot of Athelney, service unknown, annual value 3s.4d. White Lackington, 13 a. arable and 1 a. wood, by the grant of John Mocheldevere of Wick by Langport and Edith his wife by another fine [CP 25(1)/201/33, no.38], of Thomas Beauchamp, knight, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. White Lackington, Clayhanger and Isle Abbots, 30 a. arable, 1/2 a. meadow and 2 a. wood, by the grant of John Moure by his deed to them and the heirs of John, of the same Thomas, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Yenston, Staundon and Bowden, 12 messuages, 300 a. arable, 40 a. meadow, 100 a. pasture and 21 a. wood, by the grant by charter of John Wake, chaplain, Thomas Brokhampton and William Kyngeston to them, and their heirs and assigns, of the earl of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
985
Writ 12 Aug. 1412.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 30 Aug
He held half the manor of Harberton in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service jointly with William Hankeford by the grant of Cecily Turbervyll by a fine made with the king’s licence [CP 25(1)/45/70 no.16; CPR 1388–92 p.255] to them and John Hille, now deceased, and his heirs, annual value 20s. He held the manor of Silverton jointly with Joan his wife for their lives on condition that if she should marry again after his death it would remain to John his son and his heirs male, half by the grant of Bartholomew Pyle, John Talbot and Thomas Wyke, and the other half by the grant of John Talbot, Bartholomew Pyle and John Hille, clerk, of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. He held for life 8 messuages, 3 carucates, 8 a. meadow, 200 a. pasture and 20 a. wood in Edgcumbe, Norton, ‘Tachethorne’, Wabble, ‘Knyhteslond’ and Shooleymoor by the grant of Bartholomew Pyle, Thomas Wyke and William Kyngeston to him with remainder to William his son, to hold until such time as the manor of Merryfield with lands and tenements in Somerset and Dorset should descend to him. If he inherited them before, or if he died before succeeding to them, they should descend to Thomas son of John and his heirs male. They are held of the dean and chapter of St. Peter’s, Exeter, service unknown, annual value 100s. He also held jointly with Joan 2 messuages and 2 carucates in Dean and Littlecombe in the manor of Branscombe for the term of their lives by the grant of Thomas Bytelysgate with reversion to him and held of him, service unknown, annual value 40s.; and similarly half of 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 4 a. meadow in Salcombe Regis by the grant of John Morton and Agnes his wife to them and Thomas their son and his heirs male, of the same dean and chapter, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. Also jointly with Joan for the term of their lives he held the manor of Lustleigh by the grant of William Burleston with remainder to John their son and his heirs male, of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value 100s. He held for life 200 a. of hilly land called Kingsdon by the grant of William Bonvyll, knight, with reversion to Alice, widow of William, who survives, of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.; and 100 a. arable in Womberford by the grant of Clement Jew with reversion to William Jew, of John Dypham, service unknown, annual value 20s. Jointly with Thomas his son he held 1 messuage and 100 a. arable in Rodsworthy, Veraby and Foxcroft, parcel of the manor of Rose Ash, by the grant of Thomas Nitheway, with the reversion of 1 messuage, 100 a. arable and 10 a. meadow which Robert Cawodelegh and Goodeth his wife hold for the term of their lives in Rodsworthy, to them and the heirs of Thomas, of the lord of Rose Ash, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/87, no.39
E 149/97, no.12


ROBERT LANGEDON AND AGNES HIS WIFE
986
Writ 3 Feb. 1412.
Robert Langton or Laundon and Agnes his wife held in their demesne as of fee in chief of Richard II: 5 tenements and 2 cottages in St. Mary’s parish next the road leading to the castle by a rent of £6 13s.4d. and the service of providing 2 watchmen for the defence of the town, annual value now 40s.; 5 cottages by a rent of 20s. and the provision of 2 watchmen, annual value 50s.; 1 tenement with cellar and 4 cottages by a rent of 6s.8d. and the provision of 1 watchman, annual value 46s.8d.; 1 tenement and 4 cottages by a rent of 20s. and the provision of 1 watchman, annual value 50s.; 1 vacant plot next the north wall of the city by a rent of 6s.8d. and the provision of 1 watchman, annual value nil beyond the rent; and 2 cottages and 1 garden by a rent of 6s.8d. and the provision of 1 watchman, annual value 20s. Robert died 36 years ago. Then Agnes held and took the profits during her life. She died 26 years ago, and since then Agnes wife of Richard Payne, their daughter and heir, has held. She is now aged 37 years. They also held in their demesne as of fee of the king in chief: a vacant plot called ‘Boudewine Tubbe’ and 13 1/2 a. in St. Peter’s parish outside the walls in the bailiwick (skevinagium) now held by the the king; ‘le he’me’ of 20 1/4 a. abutting on John Seep to the east and the hospital to the west, service unknown, now occupied by John Brian, title unknown; 24 a. meadow abutting on ‘le Waterhank’ to the north, ‘le Newewere’ to the south, John Erst and Clare Sure to the east, and ‘Stase Rose’ to the west, service unknown, now held by Lawrence Wotton, title unknown; in the bailiwick 17 a. meadow abutting on ‘le plash’ to the north, ‘le Newe Were’ to the south, ‘Stase Rose’ to the east, and John Sepp to the west, now held by Lawrence Wotton, title unknown; and 1 plot of land called ‘le Colsele’ abutting on ‘le Waterhank’ to the north, the ‘new weye’ to the south, ‘piet unik’(?) to the east, and John Sepp to the west, service unknown, unoccupied and waste being almost marsh.
C 137/87, no.40


ANNE WIDOW OF GERARD LISLE
987
Writ 14 April 1412.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough 2 May
She held the manor of Draycot Foliat for life by the grant of Warin de Insula with reversion to him and his heirs. The reversion descended to Margaret formerly the wife of Thomas Berkeley of Berkeley, knight, as daughter and heir of Warin. By a fine of 1383 [CP 25(1)/289/53, no.87] Ralph Waleys and Walter Burnell, parson of ‘Bruyn’, granted the reversion of the manor of Kislingbury in Northamptonshire, except the advowson, and the manor of Draycot Foliat which Anne held for life to Thomas and Margaret, with successive remainders to the heirs of their bodies, the heirs of her body and his right heirs. It is held of Robert Crook, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. She died on 30 March last. Thomas de Berkeley, heir in virtue of the fine, is aged 40 years and more. Margaret her daughter and heir is aged 12 years and more.
988
Writ 14 April 1412.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Kislingbury 18 April
She held the manor of Kislingbury for life by the grant of Warin de Insul a. It descended as above with Draycot Foliat. It is held of Lord Beaumont of the honour of Gaunt, service unknown, annual value £40. Date of death and heirs as above.
C 137/87, no.41
E 149/98, no.7


LAWRENCE BERKEROLLES, KNIGHT
989
Writ 27 Oct. 1411.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Newnham 23 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of ‘Estnorchard’, Merthyr Mawr and ‘Lanfey’ in Ogmore in the March, ‘Estnorchard’ and Merthy Mawr of Richard Lord le Despenser, a minor in the king’s ward, of the lordship of Cardiff, as half a knight’s fee, annual values 7 marks each, and ‘Lanfey’ of the king of the duchy of Lancaster as a quarter fee, also 7 marks. Edward and John Stradelyng are his kinsmen and heirs, Edward being the son of Wenthelea sister of Lawrence and John the son of Sarah his other sister, aged 22 years and more and 50 years and more. Richard Turburvill held the castle, manor and lordship of Coity and the manors of Newcastle, Newland and Llanharry in Glamorgan in the March. He died seised of them without heirs of his body. They descended to Lawrence, as son and heir of Katherine sister of Richard; Isabel daughter of Richard Stakepoll, son of Margaret another sister; John de la Beere, knight, son of Agnes the third sister; and William Gamage son of Sarah the fourth sister. Lawrence held the premises in the right of Isabel, John and William until he died on 18 Oct. 1411. Joan widow of Richard Vernon, knight, is heir of Isabel, aged 40 years and more; Thomas de la Beere is heir of John, being the son of John his son, aged 9 years and more, William Gamage is next heir of William Gamage, being the son of Gilbert son of William, and aged 30 years and more. Coity, Newcastle, Newland and Llanharry are held of Richard Lord le Despenser of the lordship of Cardiff as half a knight’s fee, annual values 84 marks, 100s., 40s. and 40s. Memorandum that in the quindene of Hilary 1412 this writ and inquisition were read in the chancery in the presence of the chancellor, the archbishop of Canterbury, the judges and Serjeants at law, and found to be of no effect because taken without warrant [sic] and contrary to the law. [separate membrane].
990
Writ, plura, 18 Dec. 1411.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Thornbury 16 Jan 1412
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of ‘Estnorchard’, Merthyr Mawr and ‘Lanfey’, as above, annual values 20 marks, £10 and £10. He also held the manor of Bassaleg in the commote of Wentlloog of Humphrey earl of Stafford, a minor in the king’s ward, as half a knight’s fee, annual value 40 marks. Edward and John Stradelyng, aged 19 years and more and 40 and more, are his heirs as above. Richard Turbervyll held the castle, manor and lordship of Coity and the manors of Newcastle, Newland and Llanharry, with the advowsons, and granted them to Humphrey de Cherleton, canon of Hereford, his heirs and assigns. He granted them back to Richard, Hawise his wife and the heirs of their bodies with successive remainders to the heirs of his body, Thomas son of John de la Beere, knight, Gilbert son of Roger Berkerolles, knight, Lawrence son of the same Roger, William son of John Flemmyng, Richard son of Richard Stakepoll and Gilbert son of William Gamage, and the heirs male of the body of each in turn. Richard Turbervyll and Hawise, Thomas, Gilbert, Gilbert, Lawrence, William and Richard Stakepoll died without heirs male. After the death of Lawrence on 15 Oct. last the premises should remain to William son of Gilbert Gamage and his heirs male. He is aged 30 years and more. The premises are held of Richard Lord le Despenser, a minor in the king’s ward; annual value, Coity 200 marks, Newcastle £10, Newland 100s. and Lanfey 100s.
C 137/88, no.42
E 152/442, no.2


PHILIPPA DUCHESS OF IRELAND
991
Writ 30 Nov. 1411.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Brentwood 7 Dec
In parliament at Westminster in 1407 on the petition of Richard son and heir of Aubrey de Veer, earl of Oxford, the king granted that without proof of age he should have livery of the manors of Canfield and Downham with a rent in Tilbury juxta Clare and a third part of the manors of Prayors and Bourehall, which Philippa widow of Robert Beer, duke of Ireland, held during the minority of Richard by ordinance made in parliament at Westminster in 1401, the premises then being in the king’s hands owing to the minority. Richard by indenture dated 16 Jan. 1407 made with royal licence [CPR 1405–8, pp.297, 299, 311] granted the premises to Philippa for life on condition that if she recovered in dower from Richard in any court any lands which her husband had held the grant would be of no effect and he might regain the premises. So she held them with reversion to Richard and his heirs. Canfield is held of the king in chief as one knight’s fee, annual value £53 6s.8d.; Downham and the rent in Tilbury, parcel of the manor, also of the king in chief as half a fee, annual value £18; and the third part of Prayors and Bourehall of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value £6. She died on 24 Sept. last. The king is her kinsman and next heir, aged 44 years and more.
992
Writ 30 Nov. 1411.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster 18 Oct
The king granted Richard de Veer that he should have livery of the manor of Kensington without proving his age, as above. He granted it to Philippa on 16 Jan. 1407 on the same condition as above. It is held of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee, annual value £30. Date of death and heir as above.
993
Writ 13 Oct. 1411.
YORK. Inquisition. Easingwold 5 Nov
She held to herself and the heirs of her body of the king in chief, by the grant of Richard II confirmed by the king, the manor and advowson of Thornton in Lonsdale and the manors of Middleton Tyas and Kneeton by Catterick [CPR 1396–9, p.583; 1399–1401, p.273]. On 24 Jan. 1405 the king granted the reversion of these manors to John his son and his heirs [CPR 1401–5, p.484] and they now belong to him; annual values, Thornton manor and advowson £10, Middleton 60s. and Kneeton 40s. She died on 24 Sept. last without issue.
994
Writ 13 Oct. 1413.
WESTMORLAND. Inquisition. Kendal 27 Oct
Philippa widow of Robert de Vere, duke of Ireland, and daughter of Ingram lord de Coucy and Isabel his wife, held in fee tail by the grant of Richard II on 18 May 1399 half the manor of Kendal with its members, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £120. The reversion failing heirs of her body was to the king and his heirs. Henry IV confirmed the grant and granted the reversion to John his son, as above. John de Bethome held the manor of Beetham of her by homage, fealty and a rent of 32s., annual value 100s., and the following held of her the premises stated by homage, fealty and the rent and with the annual value as given: … the manor of Farleton, 26s.8d., 40s.; William de Wyndesore the manors of … of Kendal …, £12; Richard de Redemane, knight, the manors of Levens and Lupton, 26s.8d., …; the same Richard half the hamlet of Whinfell, 8s.2d., …; William de Dahytyngton and Alice widow of Thomas Warde various tenements in Middleton formerly of Thomas Adamson … 6s.8d.; Ralph Lasc……burn, 30s., 100s.; John de Moryceby the manor of Hutton Roof … 60s.; D…various tenements in ‘Kirketal’ … 20s.; John de …ouredale various tenements in Hutton Roof … £6; Rowland Vaux and the prior of … in Thrimby … 5 marks; Richard de Bellyngeham various tenements in Strickland Ketel … 30s.; Robert de Stirkeland … 8d., 5s.; Robert de Dokwra various tenements in Kendal 2s., 5s.; John Bray 1 tenement in Strickland Ketel, 3s.4d. …; John Swaynson 1 tenement in Crosthwaite called Hubbersty Head, 18d., …; [Alan de] Penyngton, knight, the manor of Little Langdale … 40s.; Richard de Banewithryg 1 tenement in Grasmere, 1d., 3s.4d.; …ton … in Strickland Ketel, 5s., …; Hugh Ward 1 tenement in Bowston, 2d., 3s.4d.; the same Hugh … in Strickland Ketel … 12d.; John de Stirkeland of Brundrigg 1 tenement in Strickland Ketel formerly of Rowland de Patton, 4 1/2d., 4s.; the same John 2 other tenements in the same, rent of 1 root of ginger, 8d.; John de Wynster 1 tenement in Winster Thwaites in Strickland Ketel, rent of 1/2 lb. cumin at Martinmas, …; Robert Philipson 1 tenement in the same, rent of 1/2 lb. cumin, 5s.; the abbot of Cockersand 1 tenement called ‘Lyndowes’ in the same, 1/2d., 12s.; … tenement called Aldfield in the same, 2d., 3s.; William de Derley tenements called Likbergh in the same, 8d., …; … Dokwra a tenement in the vill of ‘Thornewinghall’ … 2s.; William de Weshyng 1/2 a. in ‘le Whiterodyng’, 1/2d., 6d.; Alan de Penyngton and John de Lamplugh, knights, lands and tenements in Stainton, 1d., 5s.; John de Berwyke, senior, lands and tenements in the same, 12d., 10s.; … tenements in Rigmaden, rent of 3 barbed arrows, 40s.; William Thornburgh, tenements in Sleddale …; … tenements in Hutton Roof, 3s.4d., 21s.8d.; and Thomas de Tunstall, knight, lands and tenements in Kirkby Lonsdale, 12d., … She held the following advowsons in her demesne as of fee: Grasmere, taxed at £10, the chapel of Windermere at 100s., the chapel of St. Mary below Lake Windermere with lands called Monkbarrow and other lands 20s., and the chapel of Casterton called ‘Colnekilne chapell’ and lands 13s.4d. Richard Roose formerly held tenements in Bannisdale of Philippa, which were once held by Margaret wife of Roger of Lancastre by homage, fealty and a rent of 2s., annual value 100s. Now Richard entirely disclaims these holdings but why is unknown. In Kendal Adam Mercer held 1 burgage of Philippa by a rent of 2d. payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas and suit of court there every 3 weeks, annual value 12d. Similarly the following held of her the number of burgages shown by suit of court and rent, with annual values given: Robert de Dokwra 4, 2s., 6s.; Richard de Bellyngeham … 19d., 10s.; James de Pykeryng 1, 15d., 12s.4d.; John Colynson 7, 19 1/2d., 20s.; Robert de Stirkeland 2 … 12s.; Robert de Burgh 5, 21d., 13s.4d.; William de Levens 1, …; Robert de Birkenhed 1, 4d., 2s.; Robert Lord 6, 19d., 10s.; Thomas Dawenay 6 with ‘les Bothes’, 3s.10d., 40s.; Roger de Wynter 1 … 6s.; Adam Warenner 2, 2s.6d., 13s.4d.; Thomas de Mansergh 2, 1 1/4d., 2s.; Adam Fattyng, chaplain, 3, 14d., 10s.; William Jepson 1, 1/2d., 2s.; John de Dokwra 1, 8d., 6s.8d.; John del Watere 1, 3d., 3s.4d.; John de Wyndesore 1, 3d., 3s.; Roger de Rothewell 2, 5d., 4s.; William Barnet 1, … 5s.; Nicholas de Eskheved in right of Margaret his wife 1, 23d., 12s.; Thomas de Kendale son of Richard Walker 5, 4s.10d., 24s.; Thomas de Sleddale … 5d., 10s.; John de Hallewod … 10 1/2d., 20s.; John de Preston 2, 5 1/2d., 10s.; Robert de Brigges 1, 1 1/2d., 3s.; John Milner 1, … 4s.; Thomas Litster 1, 12d., 10s.; John son of Richard de Burgh 2, 12d., 6s.; John del Brigges 1, 17d., 6s.2d.; John de Staynbanke 1, 3d., 3s.; Hugh Gilwhene 1, 1 1/2d., 11d.; John Roos 1, 3d., 3s. All are held in chief of the manor of Kendal. She died without heirs on 24 Sept. last. The premises remain to John the king’s son.
C 137/88, no.43
E 149/97, no.14
E 152/44, no.5


THOMAS DAUDELEY, KNIGHT
995
Writ, melius sciri, as to how Fulk Fitzwaryn was heir to Thomas Daudeley, not stated in former inquisition. 22 May 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bridgwater 13 June
Fulk Fitzwaryn, under age in the king’s ward, is kinsman and heir of Thomas, being the son of Fulk, son of Fulk Fitzwaryn, knight, son of Margaret sister of Thomas.
C 137/88, no.44
E 149/94, no.8


WALTER DAUNDESEY
996
Writ for proof of age. He is in the ward of John Cokayn the uncle who should be warned. 12 May 1412.
[Endorsed] He was warned by Nicholas Swan and Robert Perham.
WILTSHIRE. Proof of age. Dauntsey 3 June
Walter son and heir of Elizabeth wife of John Daundesey, knight, was born and baptised at Dauntsey on 8 March 1390 and was therefore aged 21 on 8 March last. The jurors know this for the following reasons: William Bydyete, aged 80 years, was first made reeve of John Daundesey the father at Dauntsey on the day of the birth. John Bydyete, 60, had a son Robert born and baptised on that day, and he died the same day. William Trym, 65, was in bed with his wife Agnes on the day of the birth when Thomas Taberwell came at dawn to ask her to be midwife to Elizabeth the mother. Edward Partrych, 50, had a son Edward born and baptised on the day of the birth. Edward Broun, 44, was present in the church as godfather of Edward Partrych. John Colhous, 70, was the other godfather of Edward Partrych, and was present at the baptism of Walter. John Bradford, 80, and John Abbot, 60, met Walter Camme, then abbot of Malmesbury, godfather of Walter, on Dauntsey bridge. Robert Pryns, 44, was a servant of Edward Cerne, knight, the other godfather, and rode with him to Dauntsey. Thomas Player, John Bremelham and Robert Chedeworth, each 50, saw the abbot riding to the abbey, fall from his horse and break his right shin.
C 137/85, no.45b


THOMAS ROMESEY
997
Writ for proof of age. John Chitterne who has the wardship should be warned. 14 Feb. 1412.
[Endorsed] He was warned by William Grys and William Pymour.
DORSET. Proof of age. Wimborne Minster 27 Feb
Thomas son and heir of Thomas Romesey was born at Leigh and baptised in St. Cuthbert’s church in Wimborne Minster on 28 Oct. 1389 and was 21 on 28 Oct. last. The jurors know this for the following reasons: John Spensere, aged 46 years and more, was present when William Anketill came from his house at Leigh where Thomas was born and asked Katharine wife of Arnold Fauconer to be godmother. Consenting, she asked him to accompany her to the church at Wimborne Minster. He went, was present at the baptism and returned with her to her house where she gave him bread, cheese and good red wine and thanked him. William Anketill, junior, 46 and more; Thomas was born in the house of his, William’s, father at Leigh. When his father told everyone that Thomas’s mother had borne a son, he accompanied him to Wimborne Minster where his father asked Thomas Scote and Thomas Tevernere to be godfathers. He was present and held a candle by the font during the ceremony. John Wyseman, 44 and more, was newly retained on that day by William Orbury, receiver of the duchy of Lancaster in Dorset. He was at breakfast in the house of Thomas Scote when Thomas was asked to be godfather. They rose from breakfast and went to the church where he heard Thomas named. Then William Orbury and he were at the board of Thomas Scote for 4 weeks following, paying 3s.6d. weekly. Robert Thomas, 45 and more: William Fillol, grandfather of the present William Fillol, died on 25 Oct. at Winterborne Zelstone in the year that Thomas was born. He was at the burial at Winterborne Zelstone and on the 28th rode to Winterborne Minster and heard of the birth and baptism from Thomas Scote and others. He gave Thomas Scote a cup of red wine in celebration. Robert Brond, 46 and more: Thomas Romesey the father and John Spenser, servant of John Carpe, treasurer of the household of Richard II, came to his house in the twilight of the evening following the birth and bought a goose for dinner. They asked him to eat roast goose at table with them and to share the red wine, which Thomas Romesey provided, saying that he thanked God for sending him an heir. John Pyle, 50 and more: that day John Wroxhale, tanner, came with him from Sturminster Marshall to Wimborne Minster to buy undressed hides in the market, and there it was said that Thomas had been born and baptised in the church just after 9. William Smyth, 58 and more, was in the church when Katharine wife of Arnold Fauconer gave Thomas to the chaplain for baptism. On the following Saturday he rode to Blandford Forum market and bought 20 stone of wool from Simon Storke for 10 marks. The bailiffs there arrested the wool, claiming the custom because he was a tenant and burgess of John late duke of Lancaster of his town of Wimborne Minster, parcel of his manor of Kingston Lacy, and no tenant or burgher could buy or sell in any market or fair in England. He showed letters patent of the duke and was discharged. William Bour, 54, was present in the church and saw Thomas Scote, the godfather, give a gold noble before the figure of St. Cuthbert in the church immediately after the baptism. John Nywebury, 60, was then butler of [John] de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, at whose order he rode from Canford Magna to Wimborne Minster and bought a barrel of red wine for the earl from Thomas Scote one hour after the baptism. Robert Syfryan, 50, was with Edmund Brit in the church to arrange for his marriage to Christine, Edmund’s daughter, and as they could not conclude owing to her absence, arranged to meet the next Sunday in the church. Robert atte Forde, 60, was then keeper of the goods of the church of Wimborne Minster, was present in the church and held a torch at the font. Simon Hert, 44: on that day his wife Christine gave birth to a son and he was baptised in the same church after the hour of vespers and named Richard. The jurors have further evidence if it is needed.
C 137/88, no.46


ROBERT DE HARYNGTON
998
Writ for proof of age. He is in the ward of John Belle of Boston who should be warned. 28 June 1412.
[Endorsed] He was warned at Skirbeck by John Scutte and Robert Randeson.
LINCOLN. Proof of age. Fleet 5 July
Robert son and heir of John de Haryngton, who held of Anne late queen of England of the honour of Richmond, was born at Fleet and baptised in the parish church on 27 June 1389 and so is aged 22. The jurors know this for the following reasons: John Kedney of Fleet, aged 50 years and more, was present in the church and saw the baptism because his son William was born and baptised that day. William Grene of Fleet, 50 and more, was present in the church and saw the baptism. He bought 1 a. by charter in Fleet that day. John Storm of Fleet, 56 and more, was present and saw the baptism. John son of William himself [sic] was born and baptised that day. John Jay of Fleet, 50 and more, was in the church at the baptism. Alice his daughter was born in the same year. William Strug of Fleet, 46 and more, was in the church and saw the baptism. Peter his son was born and baptised there in the same year. John Digyl of Holbeach, 54 and more, saw the baptism. Joan his wife died that year. John Sybsey of Holbeach, 60 and more, saw the baptism. The chapel of Holbeach Hurn was built that year. John Veysy of Holbeach, 60 and more, was present. Alice his wife died that year. Richard Wygnale of Holbeach, 50 and more, saw the baptism. His house was rebuilt that year. Thomas Gamul of Holbeach, 50 and more, was present. He was the reeve of Holbeach church that year. John Hardgoft(?) of Holbeach, 60 and more, was present and saw the baptism. Helen his first wife died that year. Robert Stevenson of Gedney, 54, was present and saw the baptism. He built a new horse-mill in Gedney that year, worth 40s. yearly. Nicholas Rogerson of Long Sutton, [no age given], saw the baptism. Riding thence to Long Sutton on the ‘Lulyica’ road he fell and broke his right arm.
C 137/88, no.47


WILLIAM DE BOTREAUX
999
Writ for proof of age. He is in the ward of Elizabeth his mother who should be warned. 13 Nov. 1411.
SOMERSET. Proof of age. Kilmersdon 18 Nov
William son and heir of William de Botreaux, knight, and of Elizabeth his wife, was born at the manor of Walton in the parish of Kilmersdon on 20 Feb. 1390, and was 21 on 20 Feb. last. The jurors know this for the following reasons: John Pederton, aged 54 years and more, was in the church to hear mass and saw him raised from the font. Richard Virgo, 50: on the morrow of the baptism John his brother set out for the Holy Land and died on the journey. John Babyngton and Richard Champeneys, each 52, carried two flagons of red wine to the church and all the bystanders drank after the baptism. Walter Silfayn, 58, carried 4 silver cups to the church from which the bystanders drank. William Asshelegh and William Orum, each 56, on that day were in the hall of William de Botreaux in the manor of Walton for business with the lord and saw William in the arms of various women being carried from the chamber to the hall and hence to the church with unlit torches. Benet Chaumberleyn, 51, on the morrow of the baptism bought a black horse from William Ryngwode for 10 marks and sold it next day to Richard Rose for 20 marks. William Stedeman and Nicholas atte Boure, each 53, were sitting on chairs in the church, fell asleep and were left sleeping; the clerk of the church, not noticing, shut the door. They were left there until the third hour after noon. John Blakhous and William Neel, each 55, set out on the day after the baptism on pilgrimage to St. Thomas of Canterbury. The escheator informed Elizabeth the widow and other guardians of the manors, lands and tenements of William de Botreaux of the day and place of the proof. They did not come.
C 137/88, no.48


ROBERT DE ROOS
1000
Writ for proof of age. Ralph Rocheford, knight, who has the wardship of a third part of the manor of Hunmanby by letters patent, should be warned. 3 Nov. 1411.
[Endorsed] He was warned by John Wessyngton, clerk, and John de Grene at the castle of Somerton to be at Fleet on 7 Nov.
LINCOLN. Proof of age. Fleet Hargate 9 Nov
Robert son of James de Roos, knight, was 21 on 1 Nov. last, having been born and baptised at Gedney. The jurors know this for the following reasons: Richard de Flete of Holbeach, esquire, aged 42 years and more, was in the church and saw Robert raised from the font. John Holbech, esquire, his kinsman, who proved his age before the steward of the duchy of Lancaster, was born on 25 April before the birth of Robert. John Spaldyng of Whaplode, esquire, 44 and more, was present at the baptism and saw Robert Basset, the vicar, baptising. John Sutton of Long Sutton, 50 and more, was in the church. Nicholas de Roos, clerk, uncle of Robert, was godfather and called him Robert after Robert de Roos, his ancester. John de Grene of Fleet, esquire, 60 and more, was in the church, saw the baptism and Robert Basset, the vicar, as the other godfather. Gilbert Pynchebek of Whaplode, 50 and more, saw the baptism and Katharine Braunch as godmother. John othe Feld of Holbeach, 54 and more, saw Robert carried to the church with unlit torches, saw the baptism, and saw him carried back with the torches burning. John Veysy of Holbeach, 60 and more, saw the baptism and that night returning to Holbeach fell into a fen and was almost drowned. William Teryngton of Gedney, 44 and more, was at the baptism and played with a player at buckler play (parmam?) there and broke his finger. John Edward of Gedney, 50 and more, saw the baptism. John his son was born at Gedney on the eve of Palm Sunday before the birth, and is now a priest. Thomas Male of Gedney, 50 and more, was in the church, was then a rent collector of James the father and delivered money to the steward of his household for the churching of the mother. Geoffrey Welby of Whaplode, 50 and more, saw the baptism and married Agnes his wife in that year. John Pynchebek of Whaplode, 44 and more, was in the church, and Anne his daughter was born on 18 Oct. preceding that day.
C 137/88, no.49


FULK MOUTHE
1001
Writ for proof of age. He is in the ward of Philip Egerton who should be informed. 26 Sept. 1412.
[Endorsed] He was warned by William Walker and Richard Feltone.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 27 Oct 1412
Fulk son and heir of John Mouthe and Elizabeth his wife was born at Wattlesborough on 22 Sept. 1390 and baptised in the church of Alberbury, and is now aged 21 years and more. The jurors know this for the following reasons: John Corbet of Stanford, then aged 24, had a brother Robert who died and was buried on that day in that church. Edmund Borelere, then 23, had a brother James who had a son born that day and baptised in the church at Pontesbury. John Wytton, then 40: John Lyngeyn married Isabel his daughter that day in the church of Alberbury. William Spencer, then 16, had a brother John who died and was buried in that church on that day. John Gamell, then 17, had a brother called Diggory who was confirmed that day in St. Mary’s church, Shrewsbury, by Richard bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. William Passelowe, then 26: that day Richard then earl of Arundel had a big feast at the castle of Shrawardine. Roger Cleaton, then 20, had a brother Thomas born in Cleeton St. Mary and baptised in Silvington church, [no date given]. Richard Dru, then 20, had a brother John killed by Welsh robbers at Hargrave on that day. Thomas Dad, then 22, had a sister called Agnes born that day and baptised in Hanwood church. John Gomond, then 26, had a son John who died that day. John Pastour, then 16, had a brother Richard presented to Hanwood church, [no date given]. John Laurance, then 24, was at Wattlesborough as a servant of John Mouthe and Elizabeth his wife.
C 137/88, no.50


WILLIAM PAGHAM
1002
Writ for proof of age. By the grant of John Golofre, knight, he is in the ward of William Makney who should be informed. 14 Dec. 1411.
[Endorsed] He was warned but did not come.
HAMPSHIRE. Proof of age. Southwick 16 March 1412
William brother and heir of John Pagham, a minor in the king’s ward, was born at Drayton in the parish of Farlington on 2 Nov. 1390 and baptised in Farlington church on the same day. The jurors know this for the following reasons: Richard Beaumond, aged 44 years and more: his daughter Alice married Thomas atte Style on that day. John Ranyle, 44 years and more, had a son William baptised there that day. John Kentysshe and Thomas Swag, each 52 and more, were godfathers of Thomas son of William Bernham who was baptised in that church on that day. Peter Fay and Andrew Halle, each 48 and more, set out on a pilgrimage to St. Thomas of Canterbury on that day. John Bernard, senior, and John Bernard, junior, each 44 and more: their brother William set out for the Holy Land on the morrow of the baptism and died on the journey. Stephen Tayllour and John Barrer, each 48 and more: on that day the king’s French enemies burnt Portsmouth near Drayton and the king’s bailiff warned them to be ready to resist. John Byket and John Cornwayle, each 50 and more, were at the church before the baptism, and saw the suffragan bishop of Winchester reconsecrate it after the effusion of blood and pollution.
C 137/88, no.51


WILLIAM DE CARNABY
1003
Writ for proof of age. He is in the ward of Robert Tempest who should be informed. 20 April 1412.
[Endorsed] He was warned by John de Mitford and William Herston.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Proof of age. Corbridge 3 May
William son and heir of William de Carnaby was aged 21 on 31 March last and baptised in the church of Halton on that day [sic]. The jurors know this for the following reasons: John Lisle, aged 50 years, bought a horse from William the father at Halton and saw William baptised in the church. John Eryngton, 53, was in the church and dined with the father that day. Richard Crawcestre, 48, was in the church, and whilst he was riding home his horse fell on him and he was badly injured. Nicholas Turpyn, 47, was in the church, and returning to his home at Whitchester he met some huntsmen pursuing a fox from his own woods. John Strother, 45: that day he and some neighbours hunting with a greyhound met women carrying William to the church for the baptism. Thomas Hesilrygg, 49, hunting with John Strother met the same women. John Belasis, 54, met the same, amongst them Katharine his niece who told him that Isabel mother of William was in danger of dying. Nicholas Heron, 46, met Thomas Ormesby, vicar of Corbridge, that day and he said he was going to baptise William. William Car, 58, was godfather with William Laweson, and he raised William from the font. William Laweson, 46, was the other godfather and remained to dine with William the father. John Hoggeson, 47, was returning home from court at Corbridge and met William being carried to the church. William Richardson, 48, going to Corbridge that day to settle various disputes between William Raa and Nicholas Skelby, met William Car who told him that he had been godfather.
C 137/88, no.52


JOHN NEWELONDE
1004
Writ for proof of age. He is in the ward of Richard Redman, knight, who should be informed. 8 Oct. 1411.
[Endorsed] He was warned by William Banham and John Spycer.
ESSEX. Proof of age. Chelmsford 27 Oct 1411
John son and heir of Richard Newelonde, esquire, was aged 21 on 6 Oct. last, having been born on 4 Oct. (Tuesday after Michaelmas) 1390 at Roxwell in the parish of Writtle and baptised in the chapel at Roxwell. The jurors know this for the following reasons: John Stevenes, aged 42 years, that day met John Melior, formerly vicar of Good Easter, one of the godfathers. John Chalk, 68, was farmer of Richard the father, and Katharine his wife was with the mother at the time of the baptism. John Yonge, senior, 43, and John Fambrugge, 67, were at the church of Writtle to bury a grandfather of John Yonge that day. John Rochell, 62, and John Illeigh, 48: John Rochell had a daughter born at the previous Easter and John Illeigh was the godfather. Richard Poleygne, 43, William Souneman, senior, 66, and William Souneman, junior, 42, were at Writtle church and William Souneman, junior, married his wife that day. William Chalk, 44, Thomas Haukyn, 52, and John Derby, 49, were at Roxwell chapel to which William Chalk carried John Newelonde.
C 137/88, no.53


GILBERT UMFRAVILE
1005
Writ for proof of age. He is in the ward of Ralph earl of Westmorland by the king’s grant. 28 Jan. 1412.
[Endorsed] Ralph earl of Westmorland was warned.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Proof of age. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 5 March
Gilbert son and heir of Thomas de Umfravile, knight, was aged 21 on 18 Oct. last, having been born at Harbottle castle and baptised in Harbottle church. The jurors know this for the following reasons: Robert Lisle, knight, aged 50 years and more, rode that day to ask Gilbert de Acton to be godfather. Wyncellan Dorstans, knight, 42 and more, rode that day to ask Gilbert abbot of Melrose to be the other godfather. Robert Tempest, 43 and more, rode to ask Elizabeth Heron to be godmother. Richard Craucestr, 50 and more, carried a basin and ewer to the church and was present at the baptism. John Lysle, 44 and more, was building a new house at Harbottle that day. Hugh Galon, 45 and more, accompanied Elizabeth Heron from Rothbury to Harbottle for the baptism. Nicholas Turpyn, 46 and more, rode that day to Gamelspath to meet George earl of March. William Galon, 47 and more, accompanied Gilbert de Acton from Felton to Harbottle. John Ourde, 48 and more, rode to Newcastle that day to arrange the marriage of Katharine his daughter. William Cramlyngton, 49 and more, was at the castle as steward of the household of Gilbert’s father. William Butecom married Mary his wife that day. Edward Wetewang, 51 and more, rode into Scotland with Robert Umfravill, uncle of Gilbert, with a great force.
C 137/88, no.54


ROBERT DE YORK
1006
Writ … [fragment only].
Robert de York, cordwainer, held a brewhouse in Distaff Lane, annual value 53s. He died about 22 May (Whitsun) 1401 without heirs. Whether he was a bastard is unknown.
C 137/88, no.56


ELIZABETH DAUNTESEY
1007
Writ to assign dower. 18 May 1411.
WILTSHIRE. Assignment of dower. Dauntsey 1 Dec
The escheator took the oath of Elizabeth not to marry without licence and assigned dower in the presence of Richard Brewer, John Huntre, Walter Founche and John Wodrove, farmers of the lands, and of Edward Partrych and Edward Browne, friends of Walter son and heir of John Dauntesey. Assigned: the manors of Smithcot and Marden and the pasture commonly called ‘Wykeland’ formerly of John Dauntesey as reasonable dower, the annual values being as given in the inquisitions already returned.
C 137/88, no.57


JOHN DE SUTTON OF HOUGHTON
1008
Writ, precipimus, to the sheriff and escheator to hold an inquisition in accordance with the commission of the same date. 12 July 1412 [CPR 1408–13, pp.431–2].
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition before the sheriff and escheator. Sutton on Trent 27 Sept
John de Sutton of Houghton had kinsmen and heirs, namely John Carleton of Holme, son of John de Carleton, son of Maud Snell, sister of Alice mother of John de Sutton, and Robert Sterke son of William son of Agnes Snell, sister of Alice mother of John, aged 40 years and 22 years and more.
C 137/88, no.58


RICHARD TALMACH
1009
Writ 24 Feb. 1413.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Capel 14 March
He held the manor of Bentley in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. He died on 19 Feb. last. John his son and heir is aged 50 years and more.
C 137/89, no.1
E 149/99, no.10


JOHN MARSHALL OF BETLEY
1010
Writ 20 Nov. 1412.
YORK. Inquisition. Doncaster 7 Jan 1413
By the grant of Fulk Fitzwaryn, knight, and of the inheritance of Fulk, son of Fulk son of Fulk Fitzwaryn, he held for life in Edlington the site of a waste capital messuage, annual value 12d., 4 ruinous cottages, annual value 12d. each 7 waste tofts nil, 18 bovates of poor land at 2s.6d. each, 1 1/2 a. meadow 5s., 30 a. great old wood nil, and 3s.3d. in assize rents. Of whom they are held and by what service is unknown. He died on 11 Nov. last.
C 137/89, no.2


JOHN BAYEUX
1011
Writ 24 Nov. 1412.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Huntingdon 25 Feb 1413
He held the manor of Covington in his demesne as of fee of John Cheyne, lord of Cogenhoe, of the manor of Cogenhoe by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. He died on 26 Feb. 1398. John his son and heir is aged 22 years and more. Henry Mulsho has held and taken the profits since his death.
C 137/89, no.3


JOHN RIGGEWEN
1012
Writ 10 Nov. 1412.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Buntingford 14 March 1413
He held in his demesne as of fee the manor called Dowsetts and messuages called Sutes, ‘Gernons’, ‘Warynes’, ‘Riggewynes’ and ‘Pyttemans’, and 200 a. arable, 30 a. meadow, 60 a. pasture and 40 a. wood in Standon. The manor is held of the king in chief by a rent of 18d., annual value 100s., the messuage called Sutes, 62 a. arable, 4 a. meadow and 4 a. wood of John Redeswelle by a rent of 4d., annual value 40s. and the remainder of Edmund earl of March by a rent of 2s.6d., annual value 40s. He died at Standon on 28 Oct. last. John his son and heir is aged 23 years. The escheator took all into the king’s hands.
C 137/89, no.4


JOHN DE LEVYNGTON
1013
Writ 6 Jan. 1413.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Carlisle 11 March
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief: Westlinton, the hamlet, by a cornage rent of 13s. payable at the exchequer of Carlisle on Lady Day. Annual value only 13s.4d. because it lies on the border and is devastated by the Scots. Gamelsby, half the vill and mill, with 1 tenement in Wiggonby, by a cornage rent of 3s. payable as above, annual value 20s. Petteril, 30 a. so-called in the suburbs of Carlisle, by homage and fealty, annual value 20s. Carlisle, 4 messuages, in free burgage by 4d. house-gavel rent payable to the bailiffs on 1 Aug., annual value 13s.4d. Botcherby, 1 cottage, in socage by a rent of 12d. payable at the exchequer of Carlisle by equal parts at Michaelmas and Easter, annual value nil beyond the rent because totally devastated. Upperby and ‘Panyfeld’ in the suburbs of Carlisle, 1 messuage and 6 a., by a rent of 12d. payable at the castle by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, annual value 2s. He also held 1 messuage and 4 a. in Skelton of Lord Clifford by fealty and suit of court at Skelton, annual value 12d. He died on 17 Nov. 1412. Katharine his wife survives him. John his son and heir is aged 2 1/2 years.
C 137/89, no.5
E 149/99, no.3


JOAN BETTE
1014
Writ 13 Nov. 1412.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Royston 18 Jan 1413
On the day of the promulgation of a waivery at the suit of Nicholas Brakley in a plea of debt she held 6 a. in Swavesey in her demesne as of fee of Hugh de Burnell, knight, of his manor of Swavesey by fealty and a rent of 11d., annual value 2s. She died on 23 Dec. 1409. John Davy of Fen Drayton, son of Maud her sister, is her kinsman and next heir, aged 64 years and more.
C 137/89, no.6


THOMAS DYSTER
1015
Writ 20 Jan. 1413.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Brackley 26 Jan
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service 1 messuage and 1 virgate in Farthinghoe, annual value 13s.4d. He died on 8 Sept. last. Helen his sister and next heir is aged 9 years and more.
C 137/89, no.7
E 149/99, no.11


WILLIAM FAUKONER
1016
Writ 20 Nov. 1412.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Basingstoke 14 Jan 1413
He held nothing in Hampshire. He died on 27 Oct. last. William his son and heir is aged 17 years and more.
C 137/89, no.9


JOHN BEAUCHAMP, KNIGHT
1017
Writ 18 Sept. 1412.
KENT. Inquisition. Dartford 13 March 1413
He held nothing in Kent. He died on 13 April 1412. John his son and heir was aged 2 years on 14 Jan. last.
1018
Writ 18 Sept. 1412.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Norwich 28 Feb 1413
He held nothing in Norfolk. Date of death as above. John his son and heir is aged 2 years and more.
1019
Writ 18 Sept. 1412.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Hadleigh 6 March 1413
He held nothing in Suffolk. Date of death and heir as in last.
1020
Writ 18 Sept. 1412.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 22 Feb 1413
He held nothing in Bedfordshire. Date of death and heir as above [no.1018].
1021
Writ 18 Sept. 1412.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 6 March 1413
He held nothing in Oxfordshire. Date of death and heir as above [no.1018].
1022
Writ 18 Sept. 1412.
DORSET. Inquisition. Shaftesbury 6 Feb 1413
He held nothing in Dorset. Date of death and heir as above [no.1018].
C 137/89, no.10
E 152/447, no.1


RICHARD BECKOTE, ESQUIRE
1023
Writ 8 Nov. 1412.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Andover 21 Dec
In the right of Alice his wife, daughter and heir of Richard Candysh, he held the manor of South Tidworth called Middle Manor with the advowson for life by the courtesy of England of the earl of Kent of his manor of Queen Camel in Somerset, service unknown, annual value £20. Joan daughter and heir of Alice and wife of Robert Peny is next heir, aged 16 years and more. Jointly with Edith his wife for the term of their lives he held a tenement called ‘le Purchas’ in South Tidworth of the above manor, service unknown, annual value 10 marks; and also 1 tenement and 1 carucate called Croc’s in the same manor of John Lyle of his manor of Chute, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. He died on 8 April last. Robert Peny and Joan have held all since his death and taken the profits.
C 137/89, no.11


WILLIAM BONEVYLE
1024
Writ 20 Oct. 1412.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilminster 24 Nov
The manor of Merriott, except the third part of a wood called Eggwood, fallow land by the wood, and half a messuage, 1 curtilage, 50 a. arable, 15 a. meadow, 1 watermill and 1 dovecot which Richard Slade held for life at Bowmill, Northdon and Crepe in the precincts of the manor and except 10 marks rent which was paid by Humphrey Stafford, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, came into the king’s hands and so remains owing to the death of Thomas Bonevyle and the minority of William his son and heir. The third part of the wood etc., marked by metes and bounds, was assigned to Elizabeth as her portion in the division with Margaret her sister. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £22. William the son of Thomas Bonevyle died on 28 Aug. last. John his brother was aged 12 on 21 May last.
1025
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 21 Nov 1412
One messuage, 1 mill, 4 carucates, 7 a. meadow, 6 a. wood and 20s. rent in Pimperne, Afflington, Moreton, Herston, Swanage, Arfleet Mills and Corfe Castle are in the king’s hands owing to the death of Thomas Bonevyle and the minority of William his son. All are held of the heir of the earl of March, a minor in the king’s ward, services unknown. One carucate is in Pimperne, annual value 40s., the messuage, 1 carucate, 7 a. meadow and 6 a. wood in Afflington, 100s., 1/2 carucate and 5s. rent in Moreton, 20s., 1/2 carucate and 5s. rent in Herston, 20s., 1/2 carucate and 5s. rent in Swanage, 20s., the mill in Arfleet Mills, 6s.8d., and 1/2 carucate and 5s. rent in Corfe Castle, 13s.4d. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/89, no.12


CHRISTINA WIFE OF RICHARD CLOPTON
1026
Writ 4 Oct. 1412.
DEVON. Inquisition. Honiton 29 Oct
She held half a messuage, 120 a. arable, 11 a. meadow, 8 a. wood and 30 a. pasture in Bruckland in socage of the prior of Loders of his manor of Axmouth, annual value 15s. She died on 5 Sept. last. John Crukerne her son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
1027
Writ, melius sciri, her estate not being given in the above inquisition. 20 Nov. 1412.
DEVON. Inquisition. Honiton 24 Nov
She held in her demesne as of fee in socage by a rent of 6d.
1028
Writ 4 Oct. 1412.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Crewkerne 15 Oct
She held in her demesne as of fee: Bickenhall, a third part of the manor, of the king in chief as a sixth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 5 marks. Durborough, a sixth part of the manor, of Baldwin Malet, knight, service unknown, annual value 10s.10d. Blatchwell, 3s.6d. rent from various tenements, payable by equal parts at the 4 principal feasts, of Alice de Stury, service unknown. Huntspill, 26s.8d. rent from various tenants, of the inheritance of Fulk Fitzwaryn a minor in the king’s ward, service unknown. Cossington, 2s.3d. rent, of John Brent, service unknown. Catcot, 12d. rent, of Philip Hampton, service unknown. Crewkerne, 5 messuages, 54 a. arable, 3 roods and 6 a. meadow and 2 a. pasture, jointly with John de Crukern of Childhay, her late husband, by the grant of Richard Norys of Childhay and John Rawlynes to them and his heirs by a charter shown to the jurors, of Edward Courtenay, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d. She died on 5 Sept. last. John son and heir of John de Crukerne is aged 30 years and more.
1029
DORSET. Inquisition. Broadwindsor 14 Oct 1412
She held the manor of Childhay in her demesne as of fee of Master Richard Courtenay, clerk, of his manor of Broadwindsor, service unknown, annual value 6 marks. Jointly with John de Crukerne, her former husband, and John their son she held 1 messuage, 30 a. arable and 2 a. meadow in Hursey by the grant of Thomas son of Henry de Brokhampton to them and their heirs by his charter shown to the jurors. They are also held of Master Richard Courtenay, service unknown, annual value 16s. She also held jointly with the same 1 messuage, 10 a. arable, 1/2 a. meadow and 1 a. moor in the same place by the grant of Philip atte Watere and Agnes his wife by a fine [CP 25(1)/51/50, no.28]. They are held of the abbot of Ford, service unknown, annual value 8s. Also jointly with her former husband she held 1 messuage, 1 dovecot, 30 a. arable, 10 a. meadow and pasture for 8 oxen in South Perrott for life by the grant of Richard Norays and John Haycrofte to them and his heirs by their charter shown to the jurors. They are held of Philip Mabank, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/89, no.13


JOAN WIFE OF LUKE MORELL
1030
Commission to Robert Darcy, Richard Baynard and the escheator in Essex. 11 Nov. 1412 [CPR 1408–13, p.473].
ESSEX. Inquisition. Waltham Holy Cross 15 Nov
She held the manor and advowson of Bobbingworth for life with reversion to Thomas son and heir of Thomas de Enefeld, a minor in the king’s ward. By a fine of 1389 [CP 25(1)/69/248, no.291] Maud de Enefeld of Laver granted the reversion of the manor and advowson to Ralph de Tyle and Alice his wife and John his son with remainder to her heirs. Thomas son of Thomas de Enefeld is the kinsman and heir of Alice, being the son of Thomas brother of John father of Alice. She also held 40s. rent in Bobbingworth for life with reversion to John de Boys and Margaret his wife and John de Baryngton and Alice his wife in the right of Alice and Margaret. The manor and advowson are held of the earl of March, a minor in the king’s ward, of the honour of Clare, annual value 10 marks. They have been taken into the king’s hands. She died on 22 May 1409. Who is her heir is unknown.
C 137/90, no.14


ALICE WIDOW OF RALPH BASSET, KNIGHT
1031
Writ 14 Oct. 1412.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Ashby de la Zouch 17 Nov
She held a third part of the manors of Sapcote and Stanton in dower of Ralph of the inheritance of Elizabeth, wife of Richard Lord Grey, knight, daughter of Ralph, and Robert Moton, knight, son of William, son of Alice his other daughter. Sapcote is held of the king of the duchy of Lancaster of the honour of Leicester by knight service, annual value of the third part £6, Stanton of the heir of Baldwin de Frevyll, service unknown, annual value of the third part 100s. She once held in fee tail the manor of Breedon on the Hill extending in Somerby, Little Dalby, Holwell and Ab Kettleby. She granted it to Roger Floure and others and his heirs and assigns, and they regranted it to her for life, and so she held it, annual value 40 marks. She died on 12 Oct. last. Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Malory, knight, her son, is her next heir, aged 11 years and more.
1032
Writ 14 Oct. 1412.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Rocester 29 Oct
She held a third part of the manor of Cheadle in dower of the inheritance of Elizabeth wife of Richard Lord Grey and Robert Moton, knight, as above. It is held of the earl of Stafford by a rent of 1 unmewed sparrowhawk, annual value of the third part £4. She held half a watermill and 100s. rent in Cheadle by the grant by charter shown to the jurors of John de Heton, parson of Benefield, Robert Martell, Walter de Brompton and Thomas de Merdeley of Sutton to her and her heirs by Ralph Basset of Sapcote, knight. They are held of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value £6, and should descend to Elizabeth as her daughter and heir. Date of death as above. Elizabeth is aged 36 years and more, Robert Moton 30 and more.
1033
Writ 14 Oct. 1412.
DERBY. Inquisition. Derby 28 Oct
She held the manor of Langwith Bassett by the grant of John de Heton and others [as above]. It is held of Lord Deincourt, service unknown, annual value 10 marks, and should descend to Elizabeth [as above]. Date of death as above.
1034
Writ 14 Oct. 1412.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Bulwick 5 Nov
She held the manor of Benefield with the advowson except the castle, 1 messuage, 100 a. and half a virgate by the grant by charter shown to the jurors of John de Heton, rector of Benefield, Thomas de Pynchebek, Thomas de Merdeleye of Sutton, William de Burgh of Leicestershire, John de Bereford, vicar of Claybrooke, William Pilet of Screveton, Robert Rede, rector of Broughton Astley, John de Stapulton, John de Grenehull, rector of Stanton by Sapcote, and John de Cateby, rector of Careby, to Ralph and herself with successive remainders to the heirs male of their bodies and the heirs of their bodies. It is held of the abbot of Peterborough, service unknown, annual value £30, and should descend to Elizabeth wife of Richard Lord Grey. The castle, messuage, 100 a. and 1/2 virgate she held in dower of Ralph of the inheritance of Elizabeth and of Robert Moton, knight, as above. They are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 9s. Date of death as above.
1035
Writ 14 Oct. 1412.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Corby 9 Nov
She held the castle and manor of Castle Bytham and the manors of Little Bytham, Counthorpe, Corby, Careby and Witham, except the great park of Bytham by the grant of Richard de Leicestre, parson of Caistor, John de Heton, parson of Benefield, John de Cateby, parson of Careby, and John de Grenehille, parson of Stanton, to Ralph and herself with remainder to their heirs male and the heirs of their bodies. They should descend to Elizabeth wife of Lord Grey and Robert Moton, knight, as above. Castle Bytham, Little Bytham and Counthorpe are held of Thomas of Lancaster, duke of Clarence, of the honour of Aumale, service unknown, annual value £36, Corby of the bishop of Lincoln, service unknown, annual value £20, Careby not of the king but of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value £10, and Witham of John Boteller by knight service, annual value 100s. She held the manor of Cheal in Holland by the grant of John de Heton, rector of Benefield, Thomas de Pynchebeck and others as above [no.1034] by their charter. It is held of the bishop of Lincoln, service unknown, annual value £20, and should remain to Elizabeth as above. She held the manor of Metheringham by the grant of John de Clynton, Ralph de Hastyng, Nicholas Beek, Richard de Herthull, John Paynell, knight, John de Grenehull, parson of Stanton, Philip Purfay and Richard de Leycestre to Ralph and herself and the heirs of their bodies by their charter shown to the jurors. It is not held of the king but of whom is unknown, annual value £10, and should descend to Elizabeth as above. Date of death and ages of Elizabeth and Robert Moton as above.
C 137/90, no.15
E 149/98, no.6


EDWARD BOTILLER, KNIGHT
1036
Writ 12 Nov. 1412.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Newmarket 5 Dec
He held half of a rent of 14s.8d. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, and half of a rent of 10 capons at Easter, as part of half the manor of Exning and Newmarket called Botelers manor extending in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk in his demesne as of fee, annual value 7s.4d. and 15d. He died on 10 Nov. last. Philip Boteller is his next heir, being the son of Philip, son of Ralph, brother of John his father, aged 24 years and more.
1037
Writ 12 Nov. 1412.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Exning 5 Dec
He held half the manor of Exning and Newmarket called Botelers manor and half the market at Newmarket every Tuesday, in his demesne as of fee, and half of the view of frankpledge at 1 Aug. and half the profits of 2 general courts there yearly in the months of Easter and Michaelmas and half the profits of the fair on 11 June (St. Barnabas); of whom they are held is unknown, annual value £8. He granted half the manor to Thomas Wykes for 12 years from 30 Sept. 1401, rendering £8 by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. Date of death and heir as above.
1038
Writ 12 Nov. 1412.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Coningsby 8 Dec
He held in his demesne as of fee 2 1/2 bovates and 1/3 of 1/2 bovate in Haltham with meadow in ‘Knyghtisheng’ and a third part of 3 1/2 a. and 1 rood of wood in Wood Enderby, and 7 1/2 a. 1/4 rood meadow in Coningsby and Wilksby, annual value 20s. He also held a third part of a knight’s fee in Tathwell which Master William de Loda formerly held, and a third part of 5 1/4 fees in Wintringham, Willingham, Risby and Threekingham which John Marmyon formerly held. They are held of others than the king, but of whom and of what value is unknown. Date of death and heir as above. [Endorsed] Memorandum that Philip came in person to chancery on 16 Dec. 1412 and declared that he was the heir and that the holdings were in fee tail.
1039
Writ 12 Nov. 1412.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Tamworth 28 Nov
By a fine of 1312 [CP 25(1)/285/28, no.41] Henry le Notte of Solihull granted the manor of Norbury except for a rent of 33s.6d. to Ralph le Botiler and Hawise his wife with successive remainders to the heirs of their bodies and his right heirs. They had issue John, senior, and Ralph Botiler of Woodhall. Edward is the son of John, senior, and Ralph had a son Philip of Woodhall, and he a son also Philip who is still living. Of whom the manor is held and by what service is unknown; annual value £24. Date of death and heir as above.
1040
Writ 12 Nov. 1412.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Ampthill 1 Dec
By the fine of 1312 mentioned above Henry Notte granted to Ralph le Botiler and Hawise his wife 1 messuage, 2 1/2 carucates, 16 a. meadow, 40 a. wood and 40s. rent in Streatley, Wrest, Silsoe, Pulloxhill, Eyeworth, Faldo and Sharpenhoe and half the manor of Higham Gobion. Descent as above. All these holdings are commonly called the manor of Higham Gobion. There are assize rents and farm of demesne and mill, annual value £44 payable by equal parts at St. Andrew, Lady Day, Midsummer and Michaelmas. Baldwin Pygot claims to hold them all except the meadow, ‘Wrastmede’ in Wrest, which is held by Reynold Lord Grey of Ruthin by a rent of 2s. and by suit of court, but whether they are so held is unknown. Date of death and heir as above.
1041
Writ 12 Nov. 1412.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Solihull 28 Nov
By the fine of 1312 mentioned above Henry Notte granted to Ralph le Botiler and Hawise his wife 1 messuage, 3 carucates, 6 a. meadow, 50 a. wood, 32 a. pasture and £14 13s.6d. rent in Middleton by Drayton Bassett. Descent as above. They are held of the church of St. Edith of Tamworth by a rent of 3s. 6 1/4d., annual value £17. He also held in fee tail the advowson of a prebend in the church of Tamworth. Date of death and heir as above.
1042
Writ 12 Nov. 1412.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 10 Dec
By a fine of 1312 [CP 25(1)/175/64, no.114] Henry Notte granted to Ralph le Botiler and Hawise his wife 4 a. wood and 60s. rent in Horton, held of others than the king, but of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 12d. Descent as above. By another fine of the same date [CP 25(1)/175/64, no.115] Thomas Paynel and Elizabeth his wife granted to Ralph and Hawise with successive remainders to their heirs and her right heirs 1 toft and 40s. rent in Northampton, held of the king in free burgage, annual value of the toft 2d. Descent as above. John Lovell, knight, Warin Lucien, knight, Ralph Grene, esquire, Thomas Tikyll, Ralph Paries and Robert Chiselden held the manor and advowson of Collyweston and granted them by indenture to Edward for life with remainder to John Trussell, knight, for his life. They are held of Edward Dodyngsel, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
1043
Writ 12 Nov. 1412.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 2 Dec
He held the manor of Church Pulverbatch in his demesne as of fee with the advowson of the free chapel there and various woods, which are parcel of the manor: the wood called Huglith defined by metes and bounds beginning at ‘Bretoneslye’ in the green way at the head of the spring, following the way as far as ‘Riddeleslouth’, then on the west is the wood of Peter son of Peter Corbet of Caus and Edward’s wood to the east, from ‘Riddeleslouth’ following the marked bounds to ‘le Riddelesycheshed’ and thence following the stream to the foot of the hill, from the foot of the hill to ‘Roundeoke’ as the bound is marked and from there to the end of the stream in ‘Marcheslye’; a wood called ‘Lythwodeshelde’ defined by metes and bounds and one called Steplewood similarly marked. The manor is held of the king in chief by the service of 1 knight’s fee. There is also a market on Mondays and a fair for 3 days yearly on the eve, feast and morrow of St. Edith (17 Sept.), annual value of all £18, of which £16 at Lady Day and Michaelmas by equal parts, and 40s. at Midsummer and Martinmas by equal parts. Date of death and heir as above. [Endorsed] Memorandum as above [no.1038].
C 137/90, no.16
E 149/99, no.1


MAUD WIDOW OF THOMAS DE VEER, EARL OF OXFORD
1044
Writ 27 Feb. 1413.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Hailsham 17 March
She held the manor of Westdean for life with reversion to Thomas archbishop of Canterbury, Gerard Braybrok, knight, Thomas Feryby, clerk, John Bray of Epworth and Nicholas Mils, clerk, and their heirs and assigns by a fine of 1394 [CP 25(1)/290/57, no.274]. It is held of John Pelham, knight, of the honour of the Eagle, service unknown, annual value 12 marks. She died on 25 Jan. last. The heir is unknown.
1045
Writ 27 Jan. 1413.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Uppingham 6 March
She held the manor of Market Overton for life with reversion to Richard de Veer, now earl of Oxford. John de Horsham, clerk, granted the manor by charter to William de Wyngefeld, knight, and Joan his wife for the term of their lives with remainder to Thomas de Veer and Maud and the heirs of Thomas. William and Joan died, and Thomas being already dead Maud entered and held until the fortfeiture of Robert and from then until she died. The king by letters patent of 21 Dec. 1406 [CPR 1405–8, p.314] granted, with the assent of parliament, the reversion of the manor which was in the king’s hands on 1 March 1401 to Philippa widow of Robert duke of Ireland and to Richard son and heir of Aubrey earl of Oxford. On 20 May 1407 Philippa released her rights to Richard by indenture and the manor should descend to him. It is held of Edward de Hastynges by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Date of death as above. Robert de Wylughby, son of William, son of Alice sister of Elizabeth mother of Maud, is her heir, aged 27 years and more.
1046
Writ 27 Jan. 1413.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham 25 Feb
She held in her demesne in fee tail after the possibility of issue was extinguished the manor of Chesham with view of frankpledge there under a fine of 1350 [CP 25(1)/287/43, no.449B], by which John de Veer and Maud his wife granted it with other holdings in other counties to Thomas, son of John, and Maud his wife, daughter of Ralph de Ufford, knight, and their heirs male with reversion to John and Maud. John died and the reversion in fee simple descended to Thomas and so to his son Robert. It is held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Bulbeck, annual value £20. She held in dower 1 toft, 15 a. arable, 20 a. meadow and 20s. rent in Cowley of the abbot of Abingdon by fealty, annual value 30s. She held all the premises at the time of Robert’s forfeiture. On 21 Dec. 1406 the king granted to Philippa widow of Robert and to Richard son of Aubrey earl of Oxford and her heirs the reversions which were in his hands on 1 March 1401 owing to the forfeiture [CPR 1405–8, p.314]. Philippa released her rights to Richard on 20 May 1407 and the premises should therefore now descend to him. Date of death and heir as above.
1047
Writ 27 Jan. 1413.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Lavenham 8 March
She held in dower of the king in chief by knight service the manors of Overhall and Nether Hall in Lavenham, annual values £35 and 78s., and the manor of Aldham with the tenement called ‘Helland’, annual value £20, all with reversion to Richard de Veer, earl of Oxford. Letters patent of 21 Dec. 1406 [CPR 1405–8, p.314] recited that it was ordered in the parliament of 1401 that Philippa, widow of Robert duke of Ireland, should hold during the minority of Richard earl of Oxford the premises and reversions which she held in dower on 1 March 1401. She then held the manors of Canfield and Downham, rents in Tilbury juxta Clare and a third part of the manors of Prayors and Bourehall in Essex, and the manor of Kensington in Middlesex by assignment of Aubrey earl of Oxford. It was also ordered in that parliament that if Richard when he came of full age wished Philippa to have them for life he should then have the forfeited holdings of Robert duke of Ireland which had been taken into the hands of Richard II and which remained at that time in the present king’s hands. If he should not agree, his heirs would be permanently disinherited of them and Philippa should have them to herself and her heirs for ever by the king’s gift. Richard reached full age on 21 Dec. 1406 and confirmed Philippa in her dowry. The king granted the premises and reversions held on 1 March 1401 to Richard except the manors of Langley and Bradley in Berkshire and the reversions of the manors of Milton and Paston in Northamptonshire, of the manor of Chesham with view of frankpledge in Buckinghamshire, of the manor of Market Overton in Rutland, and of 1 toft, 15 a. arable, 20 a. meadow and 20s. rent in Cowley, Buckinghamshire, all of which the king formerly granted to Philippa and Richard and the heirs of Philipp a. The reversion of these manors, forfeited by Robert duke of Ireland, was in the king’s hands on 1 March 1401 and the manors should now descend to Richard. Date of death and heir as above.
1048
Writ 27 Jan. 1413.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Melton Mowbray 24 Feb
She held the manor of Wigston Magna for life with reversion to Richard de Veer, earl of Oxford, and his heirs. Nicholas Gernon, knight, William de Wyngefeld, knight, John de Horsham, clerk, John de Haukewode, senior, and William de Wotton held that manor in their demesne as of fee and granted it to her for life by charter with remainder to the right heirs of Thomas. Robert duke of Ireland was then the son and heir of Thomas. The king granted on 21 Dec. 1408 that Philippa and Richard should have forfeited holdings which were in the king’s hands on 1 March 1401 as above [no.1047]. She held the manor of Wigston Magna for life at the time of the forfeiture of Robert with reversion to him, and the reversion was in the king’s hands on 1 March 1401. It is held of Lord Ferrers by knight service and should descend to Richard, annual value 24 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
1049
Writ 27 Jan. 1413.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 11 March
She held the manor of Great Abington in dower with reversion to Richard de Veer. The king granted on 21 Dec. 1406 that Philippa and Richard should have the forfeited holdings in the king’s hands on 1 March 1401 as above [no.1047]. Great Abington was held with reversion to Robert at the time of the forfeiture and the reversion came into the king’s hands. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
1050
Writ 27 Jan. 1413.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 7 March
She held the manors of Earls Colne and Bentley in dower with reversion to Richard now earl of Oxford. They are held of the king in chief, services unknown, annual values £10 and £15. The king granted on 21 Dec. 1406 as above [no.1047]. The reversion of these manors came into the king’s hands by the forfeiture of Robert, and they should now descend to Richard in virtue of the letters patent. Date of death and heir as above.
1051
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Buntingford 14 March 1413
She held the manor of Great Hormead in dower with reversion to Richard earl of Oxford in virtue of letters patent of 21 Dec. 1406 by which the king granted as above [no.1047]. The reversion of the manor was held by Robert duke of Ireland at the time of his forfeiture and came into the king’s hands. Maud was dowered with it and it should descend to Richard. It is held of the king of the barony of Sanford, service unknown, annual value £20. Date of death and heir as above.
1052
HERTFORD. Inquisition with the same jurors. Buntingford 14 March 1413
She held the manor of Wells for life with remainder to Paul Kyrton, now master and keeper, and the chaplains of the college of Pleshey and their successors. Richard II by letters patent [CPR 1391–6, pp.381–2] licensed his uncle Thomas duke of Gloucester to grant the reversion after the death of Maud, which he held, to the master and chaplains of Pleshey in pure alms. The duke granted it to John Kyrketon and the chaplains by a fine [CP 25(1)/90/102, no.157] shown to the jurors, and it should descend to the college. The manor is held of William Bourghchier, knight, and Anne his wife, daughter and heir of the duke of Gloucester, annual value 10 marks. Date of death as above.
1053
Writ 27 Jan. 1413.
KENT. Inquisition. Sittingbourne 11 March
She held the manor and advowson of Whitstable for life with remainder to the college of Pleshey. Richard II granted licence to the duke of Gloucester to grant the reversion of the manor and advowson of Whitstable and of the manor of Bockingfold to the college of Pleshey [CPR 1391–6, p.367]. By a fine of 1394 [CP 25(1)/110/243, no.894] the duke granted the reversion after the death of Maud who held for life. By her deed she granted all her estate in Bockingfold to the master and college, and held it no longer. The manors are held of William de Burghchier, knight, and Anne his wife, daughter and heir of the duke. Annual value of Whitstable, the site nil, 180 a. arable at 12d., 20 a. salt marsh at 12d., 100 a. wood of which 5 may be cut each year, then 6s. each, assize rents payable at Martinmas £7 2s., at St. Andrew 12s., Candlemas 59s., and Lent 11s., 120 hens at Christmas at 2 1/2d., and 80 cocks at 3d., … eggs at Easter … 5d., on 8 Sept. 8 quarters of salt at 6s.8d. She held the manor of Fleet for life in virtue of a fine of 1371 [CP 25(1)/288/49, no.719] by which Nicholas Gernon, knight, William de Wyngefeld, knight, John de Horsham, clerk, Walter de Wotton and John de Haukwod, senior, granted it with other manors in other counties to Thomas earl of Oxford and Maud with remainder to his heirs. It is held of the archbishop of Canterbury by suit of court every 3 weeks, and should descent to Richard in accordance with the king’s grant of 21 Dec. 1406 [as above]. There are 100 a. arable at 12d., 20 a. meadow at 12d., 16 a. pasture at 12d. and 30s. in assize rents payable at Martinmas and Midsummer by equal parts. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/90, no.17
E 149/99, no.2


THOMAS DE MERSSHTON
1054
Writ 14 Oct. 1412.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Munslow 8 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and half a virgate in Little Sutton of the king in chief in petty serjeanty by a rent of 5s. payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, annual value beyond that 3s.4d. He held no more of the king, but whether of others is unknown. He died on 20 Sept. 1411. William his brother and heir is aged 40 years and more, and has held since his death.
C 137/90, no.18 [writ only]
E 149/99, no.13


JOHN VEEL, ESQUIRE
1055
ex officio
He held the castle and manor of St. Fagans in the March in his demesne as of fee of Richard Lord le Despenser, a minor in the king’s ward, by knight service, annual value £10. He also held the manor of Llyswyrny in his demesne as of fee, annual value 6 marks. He died on 14 Jan. 1411. John his son and next heir is aged 3 years and no more. Edward duke of York has taken the profits since his death and is answerable to the king for them.
C 137/90, no.21
E 149/99, no.7


ANNE, WIDOW OF FULK FITZWARYN
1056
DEVON Beer Charter, 1/35 fee held by Philip Pearde, annual value 4s. Kingston, 1/20 fee held by Robert Veale, 5s., and 1/20 fee held by Walter Roger, 5s. Michelcombe, 1/20 fee held by John Jaycok, 5s. Up Exe, 1/10 fee held by John Loigge, 10s. Washbourne and Farmstone, 1 fee held by the heirs of John Waysbourne, 100s. Warkleigh, 1/2 fee held by John Avenell, 50s. Hathercombe, 1/4 fee held by Robert Blakwill, 25s. [Hone], 1/4 fee held by William Hone, 25s. Westcott, 1/4 fee held by Thomas Westcote, 25s. Beer Charter, 1/20 fee held by Nicholas Fitzhugh, 5s., and 1/30 fee held by Henry Parkeman, 4s. Gaddon, 1/30 fee held by William Wynchestre, 4s. Woodrow, 1/26 fee held by Richard atte Wode, 4s.6d. Worlington, 1/10 fee held by the heir of Walter Molton, 10s. Marwood, 1/4 fee held by Richard Spenser, 25s. GLOUCESTER Bentham, 1/20 fee held by William Castyll, 5s., and 1/20 fee held by John Sewyn, 5s. WILTSHIRE Stanton St. Bernard, 1/2 fee held by Thomas Hobbes, 50s., and 1/2 fee held by Ingram Hampton, 50s. Artington, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Henry de Guldeford, 26s. SOMERSET Alstone, 1/2 fee held by Thomas Pomeray, knight, of the manor of Huntspill, 50s. Salthay, 1/2 fee held by Richard Boyton, 50s. Worston, 1/4 fee held by Lady de Poulet, 25s. Alstone, 1/4 fee held by Thomas Broke, knight, 25s. Total £29 12s.6d. DEVON, advowsons Tawstock, annual value when it occurs £20. Marwood, 20 marks. Satterleigh, 2 marks. Total [blank, actually £34 13s.4d.] [Marginated] ‘A Dos’ DEVON Warkleigh, 1/10 fee held by William atte Hull, 10s. Rawstone, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Walter Rowlston, 50s. ‘Skatford’, 1/4 fee held by John Skatford, 25s. Beer Charter, 1/20 fee held by William Wydecombe, 5s., 1/20 fee held by Henry Simon, 5s., 1/20 fee held by William Boys, 5s., 1/20 fee held by William Mayou, 5s., and 1/20 fee held by John Bron, 5s. Leigh, 1/4 fee held by John Chidderlegh, 25s. Foxhill, 1/4 fee held by John Wyke, 25s. Worlington, 1/6 fee held by the heir of Peter Gorewell, 16s.8d. WILTSHIRE Stanton St. Bernard, 1/40 fee held by Robert Medeman, clerk, 2s.6d., and 1/30 fee held by John Burgeys, 3s.4d. SOMERSET Upper Weare, 1/2 fee held by Philip Hampton, 50s. Lower Weare, 1/2 fee held by Richard Power, 50s. Burnham, 1 fee held by William Wykham, 100s. Bempstone, 1/2 fee in the hundred held by the heir of the earl of Ormond, 50s. Huntspill, 1/2 fee held by Lord Harington, 50s.1/4 fee held by John Vernay, John Pokeswell, John Wevelescombe, John Orchard and Richard Clopton, 25s., 1/2 fee held by William Gascoyne and Robert Herward, 25s., 1/4 fee held by John Weston, 25s., 1/20 fee held by Hugh Bryton, 5s., 1/20 fee held by Richard Juwell, William Northlode and Christine Michell, 25s., and from the land of John Brenyng 1/4 fee held by Lord Harington, 25s. Total £29 12s.6d. SOMERSET, advowson Huntspill, £20. WILTSHIRE, advowson Stanton St. Bernard, 6 marks. SHROPSHIRE, advowsons Whittington, 10 marks. Selattyn, 6 marks. Total [blank, actually £34 13s.4d.] [Marginated] ‘B’ DEVON Kingston, 1/30 fee held by William Somayster, 3s.4d. Langstone, 1/8 fee held by Walter Farle of Langstone, 12s.6d. Kingston, 1/6 fee held by Joan Clansy, 16s.8d. Holne, 1/20 fee held by William atte Brigge, 5s. North Holne, 1/18 fee held by John Stephyn and Alexander Shuteman, 5s.8d. Newland, 1/50 held by John Lymbeare, 18d. Warkleigh, 1/10 held by Richard Brademour, 10s. Fishleigh, 1/2 fee held by John Elys of Fishleigh, 50s. Beer Charter, 1/60 fee held by John Phelyp, 6s., 1/50 fee held by Henry Gordyng, 18d., 1/20 fee held by John Harry, 5s., 1/20 fee held by John Knyll, 5s., and 1/20 fee held by John Palmer, 5s. Marwood, 1/20 fee held by Thomas Evyas, 5s. Gaddon, 1/20 fee held by John Hardyng, 5s. Bradfield and Stenhalle, 1/4 fee held by William Warlond, 25s. Yondercott, 1/4 fee held by Giles Bampton, 25s., and 1/2 fee held by Hugh Tapele, 50s. Worlington, 1/2 fee held by the heirs of John Ivelcombe and of Thomas Hodelesford, 25s., and 1/16 fee held by Alexander Pryeche, 6s. GLOUCESTER Bentham, 1/40 fee held by Richard Damede, 2s.6d., and 1/20 fee held by John Berkelegh, knight, 5s. Huntspill, 1/2 fee held by John Norton, 50s. SOMERSET Crokeshams, 1/20 fee held by the heir of the earl of Ormond, 5s. [Huntspill], 1/20 fee held by William Gover, 5s., 1/40 fee held by Robert Chamberleyn, 2s.6d., 1/10 fee held by William Whittok, 10s., and 1/20 fee held by John Gilbard, 5s. East Pennard, 1/4 fee held by the abbot of Glastonbury, 25s. Low Ham, 1/2 fee held by John Berkele, knight, 50s. Dodeput and Overton, 1/2 fee held by John Reymond, 50s. Hornblotton, 1/2 fee held by William Wason, 50s. Pylle, 1/30 fee held by John Loryng, 20d. BERKSHIRE Wantage, 1/4 fee held by Richard Wydeford, 25s., 1/4 fee held by William Bron, 25s., and 1/8 fee held by Alice Wydeford, 12s.6d. Total £29 13s. DEVON, advowsons Uffculme, £20. Warkleigh, 6 marks. Nymet Tracy, 6 marks. SOMERSET, advowson Pylle, 6 marks. GLOUCESTER, advowson Little Bentham, chantry, 40s. Total [blank, actually £34]
C 137/90, no.20