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WILLIAM BONEVYLE, KNIGHT
447
Writ 23 Feb. 1408.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Stratton 20 Sept
Alice, now the widow of William Bonevyll, knight, held for life in her demesne in free tenure the manors of Tintern, Polrood, Dizzard, Trefreock, North Tamerton, Roskear, Treveniel, Trehill and Newhall, with certain stannary works in Creegbrawse. Afterwards she married William Bonevyll, and by indenture dated 17 June 1407 she and William granted them to John Carmynowe, son and heir of William Carmynowe, John Basset, Thomas Reymond, Stephen Baute, John Jayben, Stephen Bony, Thomas Kelly and Walter Westecote for the term of 80 years, rendering 100 marks yearly by equal parts on 1 Nov. and 3 May during the life of Alice. William Bonevyle died seised of this rent jointly with Alice who survives him. He died on 14 Feb. last. William Bonevyle, son of John, his son, is next heir, and was aged 16 years and more on 30 Sept. last.
448
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Malmesbury 26 March 1408
He held half the manor of West Kington in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value [hole in MS] s. He died on 11 Feb. last. William, son of John, his son, is next heir, aged 15 years and more on 30 Sept. last.
449
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 5 Sept 1408
After the death of Margaret, his [first] wife, he held the following by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of William, son of John, son of Margaret and himself: Lympstone, the manor and advowson, of the earl of Devon by knight service, annual value £12. Woodbury, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual vaue £20. Churchstanton, the manor, of Odo Champernon by knight service, annual value £20. John son and heir of William de Bryghlegh held 5 a. in Churchstanton with the advowson in his demesne as of fee, and by his charter, dated 27 July 1389 and shown to the jurors, granted them to Henry Andrewe, parson of Lympstone. Thomas Modeslegh, chaplain, Walter Walsshe and Andrew Rydon, and their heirs and assigns. They are held of Odo Champernon by knight service, annual value 2s. He held in his demesne as of fee: Membury, 1 messuage and 1 carucate called Beckford, of the prior of Goldcliff, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d.; and 1 messuage, 1 dovecot and 1 carucate, which he demised to John Vautort and Alice his wife for their lives, with reversion to himself, for the rent of a rose at Midsummer. They are still living, and so he held the rose, and he held of the same prior, service unknown, annual value 20s. Exeter, 1 messuage next the south gate formerly of Nicholas de Audley, knight, 1 messuage with garden in Coombe Street, formerly of William Gerveys, and 1 garden in the same street formerly of Walter Shoguer of Crediton. These 3 messuages [sic] in Exeter are held of the king in free burgage as all Exeter is held, annual value 26s.8d. In his last will and testament William Bonevyle willed Alice, his wife, to have the messuage formerly of Nicholas Audley, knight, as her house there, to go after her death to the heirs male of his body. It is the custom of the city time out of mind that properties there may be devised and left by will. Dulshayes in Kilmington, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, which he granted to Thomas Bal for life for the rent of a rose at Midsummer. Thomas is still alive, and so Bonevyle held the rose. The messuage is held of the abbot of Newenham, service unknown, annual value 33s.4d. John Strecche, John Passeware, clerk, John Churchulle, John Bruyn, Thomas Brokenton, Walter Walssh and Andrew Rydon formerly held in their demesne as of fee: the manors of Shute, Wiscombe and Uphay; 2 messuages, 1 carucate, 5 a. meadow and 10 a. wood in Northleigh; 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Southleigh; 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 5 a. meadow and 20 a. wood in Dulshayes; 1 messuage in Brays; 40 a. hilly land and 20 a. wood in Borcombe; 1 messuage and 1/4 carucate in Blackley; 3 messuages, 100 a. arable and 8 a. meadow in Moorcox in the manor of Whitford; 1 messuage, 1/2 carucate, 5 a. meadow and 6 a. wood in Painters Cross; 1 messuage and 4 a. arable in Pacehayne; 1 messuage and 1/4 carucate in Nower; 2 messuages and 1 carucate in Lexhayne; 1 messuage and 40 a. arable, 4 a. meadow and 10 a. pasture in Sidbury; 1 messuage and 100 a. arable, 6 a. meadow and 10 a. wood in East Membury; 7 messuages and 100 a. arable, 10 a. meadow and 10 a. pasture in Waringstone; 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Axminster; 60 a. in Challenger; and the advowsons of Northleigh and Southleigh. By their indenture, dated at Shute on 6 June 1402 and shown to the jurors, they granted all the premises to William Bonevyle, knight, and Alice his wife, to them and their heirs with successive remainders failing such heirs to William Bonevyle, son of John Bonevyle, deceased, and his heirs male, Thomas the brother of William and son of John and his heirs male, William son of William and his heirs male, the heirs male of William, Katherine wife of John Wyke and their heirs male, Elizabeth wife of Thomas Carreu, knight, and their heirs male, and the right heirs of William, knight. He therefore held all in fee tail jointly with Alice, who survives him: Shute manor of the earl of Devon by knight service, annual value £20; Wiscombe of the prior of Otterton, service unknown, annual value 100s.; Uphay of the abbot of Newenham, annual value 100s.; Northleigh messuages and lands of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, annual value 100s.; Southleigh of the earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value 5 marks; Dulshayes of the heir of Richard de Merton, service unknown, annual value 10 marks; Brays of Joan widow of Richard Warre, service unknown, annual value 20d.; Borcombe of the dean and chapter of St. Peter’s, Exeter, service unknown, annual value 20s.; Blackley of the prior of Otterton, service unknown, annual value 20s.; Moorcox of the earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value 20s.; Painters Cross and Pacehayne of the same earl, services unknown, annual values 20s. and 5s.; Nower of the prior of Merton, service unknown, annual value 10s.; Lexhayne of the same earl, service unknown, annual value 7 marks; Sidbury of the same dean and chapter, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.; East Membury of the abbot of Newenham, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d.; Waringstone of John Crukerne, service unknown, annual value 40s.; Axminster of Henry prince of Wales of the honour of Bradninch of the duchy of Cornwall, service unknown, annual value 60s.; Challenger of the abbot of Newenham, service unknown, annual value 50s. He had also held 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Hatway in Sidbury, and granted it to John Hitteway and Agnes his wife for their lives. They granted their interest to Walter Hautesford and Maud his wife, and they by charter dated 7 Jan. 1403 granted it back to William Bonevyle, knight, and his heirs. So he held it of the dean and chapter of St. Peter’s, Exeter, service unknown, annual value 10s. Jointly with Alice his wife he held the manors of Lynton and Countisbury for their lives in survivorship, by the grant of Walter, abbot of Fo[rde?] by an indenture under the seal of the abbey, for a rent of £6 13s.4d. payable by equal parts at Christmas and Midsummer, with remainder to William, son of William, for his life, annual value 40s. Also jointly they held 2 messuages, 120 a. arable, 17 a. meadow, 4 a. wood and 4 a. alder in Whitford for their lives by the grant by a fine [CP 25(1)/45/71, no.43; licence, CPR 1401–5, p.243] of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, and Maud his wife, with successive remainders to William son and heir of John Bonevyle, Thomas his brother, William son and heir of Thomas, John his brother, and William son of William Bonevyle, knight, and the heirs male of their bodies, William Bonevyle, knight, the heirs of his body, the earl and Maud and the heirs of the earl, annual value 26s.8d. In his demesne as of fee he held 1 messuage and 1 carucate at Withyhayes in Woodbury, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 40s.; and 1 messuage and 1 carucate purchased from Roger Wyanne in Woodbury, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 6d. He held the manor of Yardbury for life by the grant of John Colshill and Emma his wife with reversion to them and their heirs, of Edward earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value £4. He died on 14 Feb. last without heirs by Alice. William son of John, his son, is his next heir, aged 16 years and more on 30 Sept. last.
450
By a fine of 1384 [CP 25(1)/289/54, no.110] William Bonevyle granted the manor of Beer by Aller, 2 messuages, 2 carucates and 10 a. meadow in Somerton and High Ham, and half the manor of Limington to Thomas bishop of Exeter, Thomas Bittelsgate, John Hulle, John Churchulle, John Streche, John Beynyn, John Passeway, clerk, John Umfrey, clerk, Walter Walsh, Andrew Ridon, Thomas Gerveys, Nicholas Ive, Richard Kendale, William Lange and Richard Colyn. Afterwards Colyn and Churchulle released them by deeds dated 28 Dec. 1391 to the bishop, William Boneville, knight, John Streche, John Beynyn, John Passewaye, clerk, John Umfrey, clerk, Andrew Rydoun and Walter Walsh. The manor of Beer is held of Margaret Courtenay, annual value 20 marks, the holdings in Somerton of Elizabeth Julers, countess of Kent, annual value 5 marks, and the half manor of Limington of the heir of Lord Beauchamp, annual value …, services unknown. He also held the other half of the manor of Limington after the death of Margaret his wife by the courtesy of England, of the inheritance of William son of John, his son, annual value £10; 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Ilchester called ‘Torchesplace’, annual value 6 marks; … messuages, … a. arable, 60 a. meadow and 40 a. pasture in Ilchester and ‘Chestermede’, annual value 100s.; 20 a. in ‘Fromondcroft’ by Ilchester, annual value 10s.; the messuages in Ilchester of the king, of the borough of Ilchester, all the rest of the heir of Lord Beauchamp, services all unknown to the jurors; 1 messuage, 1 carucate in Martock called Sayes Place of the earl of Somerset, annual value 5 marks; 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Gurney Street by Combwich, Stockland Bristol, Otterhampton and Cannington of Lord Ponynges, annual value 10 marks; and 1 messuage and 1 carucate in ‘Heyghampine’ called ‘Gasgoyne’ of the abbot of Glastonbury, annual value 100s.; services all unknown. John Radeston, John Reynald, parson of Limington, Henry Andrewe, parson of Limpstone, Roger Cartere, parson of Wootton Fitzpaine, John Passeware, parson of Over Compton, John Umfray, vicar of Chewton Mendip, Nicholas Yve of West Kington, Andrew Rydon, William Walsh, John Prestes, William Langes of Axminster, Henry Wotton, Thomas Brokhampton, William Lange, John Bytelsgate and Thomas Gervays acquired to themselves and their heirs from William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and William Bonevyle, knight, the manor of Thurlbear, held of the king in chief by knight service in fee simple. Richard II by letters patent of 1392 [CPR 1391–6, p.54] pardoned this acquisition and their grant of the manor to William Bonevyle and Margaret his wife. By their charter dated 29 Aug. 1392 they enfeoffed William and Margaret, with successive remainders to Thomas their son and Cecily his wife, their heirs male, and the right heirs of William. Thomas the son is dead. Cecily survives. Annual value of the manor 40 marks. John Mountague of ‘la Blee’ formerly held in his demesne as of fee 1 toft, 40 a. arable and 5 a. meadow in Thurlbear by Taunton, and granted them, described as all the lands formerly of John James in Thurlbear, to William Bonevyle, knight, John Streche, Thomas Modeslegh, clerk, Andrew Rydon, Walter Walsh and Roger Tremayl, their heirs and assigns. William and Walter are dead; the rest hold of the bishop of Winchester in their demesne as of fee, service unknown, annual value 20s. David Brid and Joan his wife by a fine of 1394 [CP 25(1)/201/32, no.12] granted 1 messuage, 60 a. arable, 2 a. meadow and 6 a. wood in Holway to William Bonevyle, knight, and Margaret his wife, with successive remainders to Thomas their son, the heirs of his body, and the right heirs of William. By another fine of 1393 [CP 25(1)/201/31, no.43] John Wroth and Orange his wife granted 1 messuage, 1/2 carucate, 2 a. meadow and 6 a. wood in Holway and Shoreditch to William and Margaret with similar remainders. Henry Goulde and Walter Walssh held in their demesne as of fee half the manor of Lillesdon, comprising 1 messuage, lands, gardens, closes and 8 1/2 marks rent of John Beauchamp, knight, and Joan his wife, and granted it to William Bonevyle and Margaret for their lives, with successive remainders to Richard their son for his life, John Cobbeham and Katharine his wife, and the right heirs of William. William Bonevyle held it for his life and died holding it of the earl of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Richard the son died in the lifetime of his father. John Cobbeham and Katherine had issue Elizabeth, who still lives. John Cobbeham is dead. William Bonevyle formerly held in his demesne as of fee: Milton Falconbridge, 12 messuages, 200 a. and 50 a. meadow, and by his charter, dated 26 Dec. 1395 and enrolled in the Bench in Easter term 1398, granted all his lands there to John Wadham, John Streche, John Beynyn and Walter Walsh, their heirs and assigns, and they held them of John earl of Somerset, service unknown, annual value 100s. William Bonevyle had no estate therein. Idstock, the manor, by the grant of Ralph Seyntclere, rendering yearly for life 53s.4d., and by his charter dated at Shute on 20 Feb. 1404 he granted it to John Strecche, Thomas Brokhampton, Thomas Modeslegh, clerk, Andrew Rydon and Walter Walssh, their heirs and assigns. They held of the same earl, service unknown, annual value 100s., and he had no estate in it. West Chinnock, 1 messuage and 1/2 carucate, granted by the same charter to the same, and held of the prior of Montacute, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Salt Moor, 20 a. meadow and 30 a. pasture, granted by the same charter to the same, and held of the countess of Kent, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d. Beer by Combwich, the manor, and he granted it to William Poulet and Margaret his wife for their lives, rendering 11 marks by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. Wearne by Langport, 2 messuages and 1 carucate, of which he granted 1 messuage and 1/2 carucate to Richard Appelyn and Alice his wife for their lives, rendering £6 13s.4d. by equal parts at the four principal terms, and 1 messuage and 1/2 carucate to John Waleys and Agnes his wife for their lives for a similar rent. Chaffcombe by Somerton, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, and he granted them to William Growe for life to hold by a rent of 30s. by equal parts at the two principal terms. By the same charter mentioned above, dated at Shute on 20 Feb. 1404, he granted to the same feoffees the rents and services of William and Margaret Poulet, Richard and Alice Appelyn, John and Agnes Waleys, and William Growe in the above-named places. They all seven attorned to the feoffees, so that he had no estate in any of these lands. Beer manor is held of the prior of Farleigh, Wearne of the bishop of Bath, and Chaffcombe of the abbot of Glastonbury, services all unknown, no annual values beyond the rents. He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 12 a. arable and 4 a. meadow in Westbury of the bishop of Bath, annual value 10s.; and 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Yeovilton of the heir of Lord Beauchamp, annual value 20s.; service unknown to the jurors. He formerly held the manor of Tatworth and by his charter, dated at Shute on 19 Dec. 1396 and enrolled in Easter term 1398, granted it to John Streche, Thomas Brokhampton and Andrew Rydon, who are still alive, and Walter Walsh, now deceased. The first three still hold it of the bishop of Bath by knight service, and he has no estate in it. Annual value 10 marks. By two fines of 1397 [CP 25(1)/201/32, nos.33, 35] between William Bonevyle, Margaret his wife, Humphrey Stafford and Elizabeth his wife, and John Beynyn, the reversions of half the manors of Great Lopen and Over Stratton, which Maud widow of Thomas Boclond, knight, held for life, of a third part of half the manor of Merriott, which she held in dower, and of the other two parts of the half, which Hugh Cheyne and Maud his wife held for the life of Maud, were granted to William and Margaret with successive remainders to Thomas Bonevyle and the heirs male of his body, Hugh Bonevyle and his heirs male, William Bonevyle and his heirs male, the heirs of William and Margaret, and the right heirs of Margaret; and the reversions of the other halves were granted to Humphrey de Stafford and Elizabeth his wife, their heirs, and the right heirs of Elizabeth. Afterwards by agreement between William Bonevyle and Margaret and Humphrey Stafford and Elizabeth, the half manors of Great Lopen and Over Stratton were assigned to Humphrey and Elizabeth for their lives in exchange for that half of the manor of Merriott which was not granted to William and Margaret by the fine, and that half which was not granted by Humphrey and Elizabeth except a third part of all the wood called Eggwood and a third part of the fallow land next the wood and except the reversion of 1 messuage, 1 curtilage, 50 a. arable, 15 a. meadow, 1 watermill and 1 dovecot in Bowmill, Northdon and Crepe in the manor of Merriott, which Richard Slade holds for life, and which reversions were assigned after his death to William Bonevyle and Margaret in return for the said half manors of Great Lopen and Over Stratton, rendering 10 marks yearly to Humphrey and Elizabeth, with remainder after the deaths of William and Margaret to Thomas Bonevyle and his heirs male. So when he died William Bonevyle held all the manor of Merriott, exceptions excepted, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20. Thomas is dead. William his son is next heir, aged …2 years and more. William Bonevyle held the advowson of Buckland of the bishop of Winchester, service unknown, annual value nil. In right of Alice his [second] wife he held for her life a third part of the manors of Rodney Stoke, Dinder, Lamyatt, Backwell, Ashill, Winford, Priddy, Hallatrow, Twerton, and Saltford in dower from John Rodney, her former husband. By indenture dated 11 April 1403 William and Alice granted all these third parts to Peter Courtenay, knight, now deceased, John Seyntjon, knight, Richard Barbe, John Merlonde, Richard Sutton, John Venables, John Pederton and William Poulet, to hold at farm for the life of Alice, rendering 50 marks yearly. So he held the rent of 50 marks jointly with Alice. Also in her dower he held a third part of the manor of Clevedon of Lady Despenser, annual value 10 marks. By a fine of 1397 William Bonevyle granted to John Streche, Thomas Modysle, parson of Churchstanton, Henry Andrewe, parson of Lympstone, Thomas Brokenton, Walter Walsh and Andrew Rydon the manor of Stapleton, half the manor of Sock Dennis, and the advowson of Sock Dennis [CP 25(1)/290/58, no.306]. Richard II by letters patent of 5 Dec. 1397 pardoned their acquisition of Stapleton without licence [CPR 1396–9, p.268]. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £30. The half manor of Sock Dennis is held of the heir of Lord Beauchamp, annual value 25 marks. He died on 14 Feb. last. William son of John, his son, is next heir, aged 16 years and more on 30 Sept. last.
451
DORSET. Inquisition. Broadwindsor 30 June 1408
By a fine of 1385 [CP 25(1)/5 1/49, no.45] John Stokelond and Mary his wife granted to William Bonevyle, knight, and Margaret his wife 1 messuage, 1 mill, 4 carucates, 7 a. meadow, 6 a. wood and 20s. rent in Pimperne, Afflington, Moreton, Herston, Swanage, Arflet Mill and Corfe Castle, which William Clavyll held for life, in reversion after his death with successive remainders to Thomas their son, his heirs male, and the right heirs of William. Margaret died. Thomas married Cecily, now the wife of William Cheyny, and they had a son William. Thomas died, and William Clavyll died. William Bonevyle entered and held when he died. One carucate is in Pimperne, held of the heir of the earl of March, who is in the king’s ward, service unknown, annual value 40s.; 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 7 a. meadow and 6 a. wood are in Afflington, held of the same, service unknown, annual value 100s.; 1/2 carucate and 5s. rent are in Moreton, held of the same, service unknown, annual value 20s.; 1/2 carucate and 5s. rent are in Herston, held of the lord of Godlingston, service unknown, annual value 20s.; 1/2 carucate and 5s. rent are in Swanage, held of the heir of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value 20s.; the mill is in Alflet Mill, held of the same, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.; and 1/2 carucate and 5s. rent are in Corfe Castle, held of the same, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. John Streche, John Passewaye, clerk, John Churchehulle, John Beynyn, Thomas Brockhampton, Walter Walsh and Andrew Rydon held in their demesne as of fee 6 messuages, 2 carucates, 10 a. meadow, 200 a. pasture on the hills, 8 a. wood and 15s. rent in Wild and 1 messuage, 1 toft, 2 carucates, 15 a. meadow and 10 a. wood in Dalwood, and by their indenture dated at Shute on 6 June 1402 granted all their lands in Wild and Burgh in Dalwood to William Bonevyle, knight, and Alice, and their heirs, with successive remainders to William son of John Bonevyle and his heirs male, Thomas his brother and his heirs male, William son of William, knight, and his heirs male, the heirs male of William, knight, then half to Katherine wife of John Wyke and her heirs male, and half to Elizabeth wife of Thomas Carreu, knight, and her heirs male, and the right heirs of William Bonevyle, knight. So he held in fee tail jointly with Alice, the holdings in Wild of John Arundel of his manor of Wootton Fitzpaine by knight service, annual value 5 marks, and those in Burgh in Dalwood of Joan widow of Richard Warre by knight service, annual value 5 marks. He held the manor of Colway in right of Alice for her life, of Thomas Ponyng, knight, by knight service, with remainder to John Carmynowe and his heirs, annual value 6 marks. He held 1 messuage in Lyme Regis to himself and his heirs, of the king of the borough of Lyme, by a rent of 2s.8d., annual value 12d. He died on 14 Feb. last without heirs by Alice. William son of John, his son, is next heir, aged 16 on 30 Sept. last. Thomas son of William and Margaret died during his father’s lifetime. William is his son and heir, aged 12 years and more.
C 137/68, no.42
E 149/91, no.13


ISABEL WIDOW OF JOHN DAUMARLE, KNIGHT
452
Writ 5 Oct. 1407.
DEVON. Inquisition. Modbury 10 Nov
John Isaak, Nicholas Tremayn and John Prousz held the manor of Flete and a third part of the manor of Holbeton, and by their charter granted them to Isabel for life with remainder to John late earl of Huntingdon, Elizabeth his wife, who survives, and his heirs. They granted the reversion to Warin Waldegrave, John Lewys, clerk, and William Burleston, and their heirs and assigns. Isabel attorned to them. They regranted the reversion to the earl and Elizabeth and their heirs and assigns by charter, and Isabel attorned to them. The earl died. Elizabeth married John Cornewayll, knight, who still lives, and so the reversion belongs to them in right of Elizabeth and to her heirs and assigns. The manor and part manor are held of Edward earl of Devon of his castle of Plympton St. Mary by knight service, annual value 20 marks. After the death of her husband, John Daumarle, knight, she held in dower, by the assignment of Clarice Berye, with reversion to her and her heirs a third part of the manor of Aveton Giffard, of the earl of Devon of the same castle by knight service, annual value 10 marks, and a third part of the manor of Lustleigh, of the earl of March, a minor in the king’s ward, of his manor of Marshwood Vale by knight service, annual value 60s. She held for life by the grant of John Isaak, Nicholas Tremayn and John Prousz: the manor and advowson of North Huish, with remainder to Thomas Tremayn, clerk, for life, then to Clarice and her heirs, of the earl of Devon of the same castle, annual values, manor 6 marks, advowson nil; the manor and advowson of Marytavy, with remainder to James Tremayn for life and then to Clarice and her heirs, of Robert Hull, senior, of his manor of ‘Byckeford Wallys’, annual values, manor 100s., advowson nil; and the manor of Sydenham, with remainder to Nicholas Tremayn for life, and then to his heirs, of John de la Pomeray, knight, by knight service, annual value 60s. She also held for life of the earl of Devon of the same castle by knight service: the manor of Throwleigh by the grant of John Isaak and Nicholas Tremayn, with remainder to John Prousz and his heirs, annual value 40s.; the manor of Gidleigh by the grant of the same, with remainder to Richard Prousz for life, and then to John Prousz and his heirs, annual value 50s.; and 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Whitchurch and Collaton by the grant of John Isaak and John Prousz, with remainder to Nicholas Tremayn and his heirs, annual value 40s. She died on 30 Aug. 1407. Nicholas Tremayn, her son and heir, is aged 40 years and more.
C 137/68, no.43


PHILIP SEYNTCLERE, KNIGHT
453
Writ 17 May 1408.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Yeovil 27 June
He held the manor of Chiselborough in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20. He died on 18 May last. John his son and next heir is aged 10 years and more.
454
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Swaffham Prior 15 June 1408
He held nothing in Cambridgeshire.
455
Writ 27 Nov. 1408.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Swaffham Prior 7 Feb 1409
He held the manor of Swaffham Prior in his demesne as of fee by the grant of Walter Hook and Thomas Joop by a fine [CP 25(1)/290/59, no.20], to him, Margaret his late wife and their heirs male. It is held of the prior of Ely, the earl of Oxford, William atte Lee, John Shadworth and John Totehull separately, services unknown, annual value £10. He died on 14 May last. John son of Margaret and himself is his next heir, aged 11 years and more. Thomas Remys has held the manor and taken all the profits since his death.
456
Writ 11 July 1408.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Langham 17 Nov
He held the manor of Withersfield in his demesne as of fee by the grant of Walter Hook and Thomas Joop, to himself, Margaret his wife and their heirs male, by a fine [as in no.455]. It is held of the countess of Stafford of her manor of Haverhill, service unknown, annual value £30. He died on 14 May. John his son and next heir is aged 11 years and more.
457
Writ 17 May 1408.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 9 June
He held the manors of Barton Steeple and Stanton St. John in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief, services unknown. By his deed of 7 May 1406 he granted 40s. yearly to John Willicotes, esquire, for life from the manor of Barton for his counsel and service. The annual values are: Barton Steeple beyond the 40s. £30, Stanton St. John £15. He also held the manor of Chalgrove in his demesne as of fee of the prince, of the honour of Wallingford, service unknown, annual value £8. He died on 14 May. John his son and heir was aged 10 years on 1 Nov. last.
458
Writ 17 May 1408.
SURREY. Inquisition. Godstone 26 May
He held the manors of Lagham, Marden, Hedgecourt and Burstow by the grant of Walter Hoke and Thomas Joop, to himself, Margaret his wife and their heirs male by a fine [as in no.455]. Lagham manor is held of William Warbelton of his manor of Tandridge by a rent of 1 pair of gilt spurs or 6d. at Michaelmas, 8s.6d. rent to the manor of Tandridge, 8d. to the manor of Lowland once held by John Newdegate and 1 1/2d. for a tenement once held by Richard Burstowe called ‘Stondlond’ belonging to the manor of Lagham, annual value £10. Marden manor is held of William Warbelton of his manor of Tandridge by a rent of 3s.6d. and suit of court there, annual value 60s. Of Hedgecourt manor 1 parcel called ‘Shavenore’ with part of the park is held of John Dalyngregge, knight, of his manor of Shiffolds by a rent of 10s., and the other parcel called ‘Lilley’ with the rest of the park of William Warbelton of his manor of Tandridge, services unknown, annual value of the whole manor of Hedgecourt 40s. Burstow manor is held of the archbishop of Canterbury by rendering £6 by equal parts at the four principal terms at his manor of Wimbledon, annual value 10 marks. Margaret died on 10 May, Philip on 16 May last. John, the son and heir of both, is aged 12 years and more.
459
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Eastbourne 5 June 1408
He held the manors of Lavertye and Tarring Neville in his demesne as of fee of the king of the fee of Leicester by knight service, annual values 40s. and 66s.8d.; and those of Brambletye, Jevington and Heighton, with the lands and tenements called Newnham in Maresfield, in his demesne as of fee of the king of the honour of the Eagle, the manors by knight service, annual values, Brambletye nil, Jevington £10, Heighton £6 13s.4d., Newnham, service unknown to the jurors, 26s.8d. He also held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Nutbourne of the bishop of Exeter of his manor of Chidham, service unknown, annual value 60s. Walter Hoke holds the manor of Exceat for life by the grant of Richard de Herst, John son of William de Hadrisham, Henry atte Grove and Andrew Fynch, with reversion to Philip and his heirs. It is held of the king of the same honour by knight service. He died on 14 May last. John his son and heir is aged 10 years and more.
460
Writ, melius sciri, what were the holdings in Maresfield called Newnham and by what service were they held, 5 Jan. 1409.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Uckfield 28 March
Newnham in Maresfield comprises 96 a. arable, 8 1/2 a. meadow, 6 a. pasture, 6 a. wood, 18s.6d. rent and a customary right in Ashdown forest, held of the king of the honour of the Eagle by a rent of 22d., 1 hen and 2 eggs and suit of court of avesfold or avesfield (avisfaldum) of the forest once yearly.
461
Writ 17 May 1408.
KENT. Inquisition. Otford 9 July
He held in his demesne as of fee: West Yaldham, the manor, of William Kyriell of his manor of Eynsford by the service of a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s. Kemsing, half of 116 a., of the earl of Arundel of his manor of Kemsing in gavelkind by fealty, suit of court and 7s.6d. rent, annual value 20s.8d. Woodland, 80 a., of the archbishop of Canterbury of his manor of Otford in gavelkind by a rent of 14s.2d. and suit of court, annual value 29s. Lullingstone, the reversion of the castle and a rent of 5 marks, having granted the castle to Alan de Barndhurste(?) to hold for his life and one year more for that rent. By the courtesy of England after the death of Margaret his wife he held: Ensfield, the manor, of the earl of Stafford of his castle of Tonbridge by the service of one knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. Penshurst, the manor, of the archbishop of Canterbury of his manor of Otford in gavelkind by fealty, a rent of 7 1/2d. and 2 hens, and suit of court, annual value 20s.; and 80 a. pasture there called South Park, of Robert Lovell and Walter Polle of their manor of Fawkham in gavelkind by fealty, 8s. rent and suit of court, annual value 10s.; 20 a. there called Latterhams, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem of his manor of Sutton at Hone in gavelkind by fealty and a rent of 7s., annual value 6s.8d.; and 20 a. there called Hawden, of Reynold Cobham of his manor of Chiddingstone in gavelkind by fealty, a rent of 12d. and suit of court, annual value 2s. Ashour, the park so-called, of the earl of Stafford of his castle of Tonbridge by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 8s.4d. The castle is in the ward of the archbishop of Canterbury owing to the minority of the earl. Chiddingstone, 7 a. called ‘Marcheshope’, of John Chaloner of his manor of Reinsley in gavelkind by fealty, a rent of 5s.4d. and suit of court, annual value 5s. Bidborough, 2 a. called ‘Harelond’, of William Chaun of his manor of Leigh in gavelkind by fealty, a rent of 1d. and suit of court, annual value 2s. Leigh, 8 a., of William Chaun of his manor of Leigh in gavelkind by fealty and a rent of 2d., annual value 5s.; 3 a. there called Barnetts, of Robert Lovell of his manor of Fawkham in gavelkind by fealty and a rent of 9d., annual value 1d.; and a park there called Northpark and 100 a. beside it, of the earl of Stafford of his castle of Tonbridge by fealty alone, annual value 4 marks. He also held in his demesne as of fee 15s.6d. in assize rents from various tenements in Penshurst, Chiddingstone and Chevening. All were taken into the king’s hands. He died on 16 May. John his son and heir was aged 12 years on the day of the inquisition. The special heirs in gavelkind are John and also Thomas his brother, aged 7 years on the same day. There are no other heirs.
462
Writ 17 May 1408.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Arnesby 2 July
He held nothing in Leicestershire. He died on 14 May. John his son and heir is aged 12 years and more.
463
Writ, plura, 27 Nov. 1408.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester 25 Feb 1409
He held the manor of Ashby Magna in his demesne as of fee of the king of the honour of Peverel, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. He died on 14 May last. John his son and heir is aged 11 years and more. John Rage of Ashby Magna has held the manor since his death and taken the profits, title unknown.
464
Writ 11 July 1408.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 24 Oct
He held nothing in Buckinghamshire. He died on 16 May. John his son and heir is aged 12 years and more.
C 137/68, no.44
E 149/91, no.2
E 152/422, no.3


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF WILLIAM LA ZOUCHE, KNIGHT
465
Writ 16 April 1408.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Calne 19 May
She held the manor of Calstone Wellington in dower by assignment of the king in chancery, of the inheritance of William la Zouche, son and heir of William, of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £12. She died on 3 April 1408. William la Zouche of Harringworth is the son and next heir of William la Zouche, knight, and aged 30 years and more.
466
Writ 16 April 1408.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Dunstable 25 April
She held in dower of the inheritance of William la Zouche half the manors of Eaton Bray and Totternhoe by assignment in chancery, and the other halves by assignment of William la Zouche in allowance for other manors, lands and tenements assigned in chancery. Eaton Bray is held of the king in chief by the service of one knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks; Totternhoe of the barony of Odell by knight service, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
467
Writ 16 April 1408.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 27 April
She held for a time 5 parts out of 12 of the manor of Harringworth, assigned in chancery in dower, of the inheritance of William la Zouche. The whole manor is held of Lord Grey of Ruthin of his manor of Yardley Hastings by knight service; annual value of the 5 parts 100s. After assignment she gave them back to William la Zouche as next heir, so that she held nothing in the county when she died. Date of death and heir as above.
468
Writ 16 April 1408.
She held for a time 5 parts out of 12 of a messuage and of 7 shops on Cornhill, held of the king in free burgage, as all London is held, and assigned to her in dower in chancery. She immediately gave them back to William la Zouche as son and heir, and so she held nothing in London when she died. Date of death as above.
C 137/69, no.45
E 149/90, no.10


MARGARET WIDOW OF ROGER HERON, KNIGHT
469
Writ 18 June 1407.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Arrington 26 Sept
She held for life with reversion to William son and heir of William Heron: Croydon in Croydon, the manor extending in Croydon, Malton, Arrington and Wendy, of the king of the honour of Peverel by knight service, annual value 8 marks. Malton, 1 messuage, 40 a. arable and 8 a. meadow, annual value 26s.8d.; Arrington, 1 messuage and 30 a., annual value 13s.4d.; and Wendy, 1 messuage and 40 a., annual value 13s.4d.; all being parcels of the above manor, but of whom they are held and by what services is unknown. She died on 7 April last. William son and heir of William Heron, to whom the reversion belongs, is in the ward of Robert Ogle and is aged 7 years and more.
C 137/69, no.46
E 149/89, no.3


RICHARD SAVAGE
470
Writ 3 Oct. 1407.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Folkingham 21 March 1408
Six a. arable and 3 roods of meadow in Walcot which Richard Savage of Folkingham held for life by the law of England, of the inheritance of Agnes his late wife, daughter and heir of John Walkot, came into the hands of Richard II and remain to the present king owing to the felony of Richard Savage at Stamford on 20 March 1395, when he killed John Bocher of Stamford, and for that abjured the realm. They are held of Katherine de Walkote, service unknown, annual value 2s. He died on 29 March 1402. Joan, daughter of William Fogg of Folkingham and Isabel his late wife, is kinswoman and heir of Agnes, being the daughter of Isabel, daughter of Agnes, and aged 12 years and more.
C 137/69, no.47


JOHN HONE
471
Writ 10 Feb. 1408.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wantage 20 April
William, late Lord Botreaux, held in his demesne as of fee a quarter of the manor of Upton Moels of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 6 marks. He married Elizabeth, now Lady Botreaux, and by his deed granted the quarter manor to John Hone for life with the king’s licence [CPR 1370–4, p.29], with reversion to his own right heirs. So John Hone held it all his life. He died on 28 Jan. last. Lawrence his son and heir is aged 7 years and more. William de Botreaux, in the king’s ward, aged 19 years and more, is the heir of William Lord Botreaux, being the son of William, his son.
C 137/69, no.48


JOHN DE LYSLE, KNIGHT
472
Writ 8 Feb. 1408.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wallingford 2 March
Jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives him, he held 2 messuages, 3 carucates, 50 a. meadow and 50 a. wood in Crookham and Thatcham, by the grant of Richard Pavy to them and his heirs. Of whom and by what service they are held is unknown; annual value 40s. He died on 1 Feb. last. John his son and heir is aged 22 years and more.
473
Writ 8 Feb. 1408.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 27 Feb
He once held the manor of Wimborne All Hallows, and long before his death, by a deed dated 8 Feb. 1389 and shown to the jurors, he granted it, except for the advowson, fines, wards, marriages, heriots and reliefs of tenants, to Gilbert atte Melle, Joan his wife and John their son, who is still living, to hold for their lives, paying 53s.4d. by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. It is held of Thomas Wake of his manor of Wimborne St. Giles, service unknown. So he died holding the rent. Date of death and heir as above.
474
Writ 8 Feb. 1408.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury 23 Feb
He held a parcel of the bailiwick of the forest of Chute called Hippenscombe and another called ‘Wiltesshyrebaillye’ of the king in chief, as part of the wardenship of the forest, annual value nil. Date of death and heir as above.
475
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 28 Feb 1408
He held in his demesne as of fee: ‘Wodehous’, 1 messuage and 30 a. so-called, of the king in chief by the services of the wardenship of the forest of Chute and a rent of 10s. payable by the sheriff at Michaelmas, annual value beyond that nil. Chute, 42 a. of assart in the forest, of the king in chief by a rent of 14s. payable by the sheriff at Michaelmas, annual value beyond that nil. He once held the manor of South Shorewell in the Isle of Wight in his demesne as of fee, and long before his death, by an indenture dated 3 Nov. 1393 and shown to the jurors, he granted it, except for the advowson, wards, marriages, reliefs and escheats, to John Bolt and Alice his wife, who are still alive, for their lives with reversion to himself and his heirs, paying 20 marks by equal parts at the four principal terms. Afterwards on 5 Oct. 1400 he released 10 of the 20 marks to them. Similarly he once held the manor of Appleford in the Isle of Wight, and by his deed, dated 6 April 1404 and shown to the jurors, he granted it, except for marriages, escheats, woods, advowson of the chapel and fines of tenants at will, to Henry Haules for life, with reversion to himself and his heirs, rendering 100s. So he held the rents. There are also tenements, annual value 10s., parcel of the manor, which he held in his demesne as of fee. Both manors are held of Edward duke of York of his castle of Carisbrooke, service unknown. Jointly with Elizabeth his wife he held the manors of Shanklin and Holloway of the same duke of the same castle, services unknown, by the grant of Nicholas Spenser, John Tadholte and William Coudray to them and his heirs; and also jointly by the grant of Henry Haules the manor of Thruxton for their lives with remainder to Lancelot, their son. Date of death and heir as above. [Parts illegible; readings doubtful].
C 137/69, no.49
E 149/91, no.9


JOHN SON OF JOHN WORSTEDE
476
Writ for proof of age of John son of John Worstede, son of Isabel, one sister and heir of Thomas Dolshill, 15 Feb. 1408.
The jurors say that he is aged 21 years and more, having been born in London on 7 Sept. 1386 and baptised in the church of St. Lawrence Jewry, and they know for the following reasons: John Cosseham, aged 48 years, was present in the church and saw the baptism by Robert Leper, then vicar. Robert Byfeld, 50, Thomas Adam, 48, and John Baddeby, 54, separately said that they were present in the church because John Worstede the father asked them to be witnesses. John Merlyng, 46, Walter Wode, 52, Thomas Starton, 48, and Stephen Petley, 47, came to the church with John Otteley, the godfather. Roger Loundres, 45, Adam Holt, 50, Walter Adam, 48, and Peter Coteler, 50, were in the church with Nicholas Exton, then mayor, as witnesses for divers matters in dispute between the prior of Merton and William Moore, then one of the sheriffs.
477
Similar writ, 10 April 1408.
Findings exactly as last except that the ages of Stephen Petley and Roger Loundres are given as 56 and 51, and that the mayor and sheriff are named as Nicholas Brembre and John Orgon [those of the previous year].
C 137/69, no.52


THOMAS SON OF WILLIAM HARYNGTON
478
Writ for proof of age of Thomas son of William Haryngton of Bassingthorpe; Henry Lyvermere who has the wardship [grant, CPR 1399–1401, p.186] should be warned, 23 Feb. 1408.
[Endorsed]: He was warned by William Cokke, servant of the escheator, and Thomas Sleford.
LINCOLN. Proof of age. Corby 20 Sept
The jurors say that he was born at Grantham and baptised there on 25 May 21 years ago [1387], and gave the following reasons for their knowledge: Hugh Mortain(?), aged 50 years and more, had a son Thomas born on that day. Simon Russell, 70 and more, was the godfather of Thomas son of Hugh, his neighbour, who came from Grantham and told him that William Haryngton had a son called Thomas. Thomas Pepyr, 50 and more: his sister Margaret married Richard Bayvill of Grantham, bailiff of the father, in that year. John Bole, senior, 70 and more, was bailiff of the father at Bassingthorpe in that year and John his son was born on the Friday before the birth of Thomas. Richard Baily, 44 and more, married Joan his wife in that year. John Bole, junior, 43 and more, took certain lands in Bassingthorpe at farm of the prioress of Stixwould and knows by the year of the court roll. John Hogg, 59 and more, was at the market in Grantham that day and came to Bassingthorpe where his neighbours told him of the birth. John Taylour, 50 and more, married Agnes his wife in that year. John Glover, 43 and more, spoke with Margaret, the nurse of Thomas, and married her that year. John Richemond, 80 and more, had a son William born that year. John Armstrong, 43 and more, was at the market at Grantham and saw Thomas carried from the church after the baptism. John Russel, 42 and more, had a sister born that year.
C 137/69, no.54


ANNE, WIDOW OF FULK SON OF FULK FITZWARYN
479
Writ to assign dower, 16 Feb. 1408.
In the manor of Wantage, which Fulk Fitzwaryn held: 1 chamber with another called ‘la drawyngchambre’ and 3 cellars below to the east of the hall, 1 garden called ‘le lytulgardyn’ with ingress and egress by the door of the hall, 2 granges with a long house called ‘le longehous’ with all the barton, fisheries, ditches and enclosures to the south within the precincts of the granges; a close called ‘le Asshenmore’ and one called ‘les Mores’ in the north part, both held by Isabel Dallyngrygge; in the field called ‘le Westfeld’ 20 selions to the south of ‘Meremull’ held by Richard Dycoun, and 20 selions to the south of ‘Meremull’ called ‘Mabilleslond’ held by Ralph Bosch and 6 selions to the south part of ‘Meremull’ held by Richard Dycon, and 10 selions in the south part in the field called ‘le Estfeld’; 13 selions in the south part of Tounhull held by the same Ralph, and 30 selions on Tounhull and 14 selions to the south part, held by the same Richard; in ‘Denefurlong’ 12 selions and 7 in the south part held by the same Richard, and 12 by ‘Mabilleslond’ and 7 in the south part held by the same Ralph; 4 selions in the south of a culture called ‘Chalkhull’ held by the same Ralph; and in the field called ‘le Hale’ 15 selions in ‘Langlond’ with 2 selions called ‘le Hendeacre’, 20 selions in the north part of the same culture, 18 selions there, and 2 in the west of ‘le Asshemore’, all held by Isabel Dallyngrygge In Grove, of the land called ‘Rowelot’ 5 a. in the field called ‘Lytylmerssh’ by parcels in the south part, and 1 a. in the field called ‘le Northull’, all held by Richard Millyng; 9 a. meadow in ‘la Inmede’ in the south called ‘Mabillemede’ held by Richard Palmere; 4 a. meadow in ‘Northmede’ held by Richard Millyng; 8 a. meadow in ‘Rockeseye’ held by Richard Dycoun; 3 a. meadow in the close called ‘le Roundemore’ and 1 1/2 a. meadow in 3 ‘moris’ in the west of ‘Josefplace’, both held by the same Richard Dycoun; 1/2 a. in the ‘Northmede’ of Grove held by Roger Gigour as the mower’s fee, and 1 strip (gora) of meadow lying to the east end of ‘Mabillemede’ in ‘la Inlond’ held by the same as the same fee; 100 a. pasture in the pasture called ‘Josefdoune’ held by Richard Dycoun; and 80 a. in the pasture called ‘le Ratherdoune’ in the eastern part remaining in the hands of the lord. Half of the profits from the custom called ‘le Averyngsylver’ in Wantage, and all the profits of another custom called ‘Smytheswerk’ in the same place; and all the rents and services of the following free tenants in Wantage: Richard Wodeford 46s.6 1/4d. and 2 parts of 1 ‘church’, Alice Wodeford 11s.10 1/2d. with 1 ‘church’, Thomas Wynterborne 12s.6d., Thomas atte Boure 18 1/4d. William Hardyng 4d., John Felice 7s.2d., Simon Finacourt 8d., Margery Waterbouk 17 1/4d. with 1 ‘church’, William Helere 23d., Richard Derby 2d., John Isaak 11d., Robert Bench 3s., John Kyng, butcher, 6s., Walter Deyere 5s., Richard March 8d., John Longe 3s.10d., William Whithed 6d. with 1 ‘church’, the heirs of John Herele, knight, 5s.5 1/2d., John Counsal, 11s.3/4d., and he will be reeve … has been clerk (et erit prepositus … clericus fuerit), Richard Millyng 3s.7 1/2d., Richard Wynterbourne 32s.8d., Robert Boute 2s.1 1/4d., William Barre 5d., William Clement 8s.6 1/2d., John Bonevyle 4d., Thomas Deraunt 13 3/4d., Henry Jolyf 4s.9 1/4d., John atte Water 43s.1d., John Reem 5s., John Fletcher 3/4d., Walter Chapman 3s.10 1/2d., Thomas Wynterbourne, 6s.8d. The rents and services of tenants by custom of the manor: Richard Wodeford for the farm of 1 tenement called ‘Meestenement’ with 1 ‘church’; Alice Wodeford for 1 curtilage, 2 1/2 a. and 2 stalls for selling fish; Edward Creck for 1 cottage; William Hardyng for various lands; John Felice for a third part of a vacant plot; William Helere for 1 cottage with curtilage; Richard Derby for 1 cottage with lands at ‘Lonshull’; John Kyng, butcher, for 1 tenement and 1 cottage; Walter Deyere for 1 plot with a tenement; William Kyng, ‘webbere’, for 1 cottage; Richard Henele for 2 cottages; Alice Skynner for 1 cottage with lands; John Longe for lands; William Whithed for 1 cottage and lands; John Barbour for 1 cottage; Robert Shank for 1 cottage; Richard Wynterbourne for 1 toft and lands; John Bonevyle, Henry Jolyf, John atte Water, John Reem and Robert Hoom for lands. A pond called ‘le Mulnmere’ and a toft where the mill formerly stood with a watercourse to it. Certain stalls in the market of which Richard Derby holds 2, Robert Bocher 2, Thomas Folkewyn 1, William Cloweman 2, John Houchyns 1, Walter Chapman of Grove 1, John Drapere 1, John Chapman 1 and Richard Glovere 1; and stalls remaining in the lady’s hands, formerly held by John Brympton 1, John Northcote 1, William Tannere 1 and John Tannere ‘soutere’, 1; pleas and perquisites of the court of Wantage, assize of bread and ale… all other profits … men and tenants there 12d. and 6 bushels of wheat and hidage 8s. … tithing of ‘Noion’ with 18d. from … in the same and 6 bushels of corn … hidage 10s. and 3 bushels … tithing of ‘Lokynge’ with 12d. and 6 bushels … tithing of ‘Martyn’ … view of frankpledge, courts or hundreds within the bounds of the tithings … court of the hundred of Wantage … tithing of Buckland, all profits, farms, amercements, waifs and strays, 7s.8d. of a third part of 23s. hidage … paid to the abbot of Abingdon. A third part of the profits of the bailiwick of Westcot, of waifs and strays and all other profits, of the fees and amercements and tolls of the town of Wantage, and of the foldage for imparking and woods. [Many words illegible].
480
Writ to assign dower, 16 Feb. 1408.
From the manor of Stanton Fitzwarren, for that manor and the manor of Crofton: the rents and services of the following free tenants: Ingram Hampton 1 silk coif, Thomas Hobbes 1 pair of gloves, Robert Medeman, parson of Stanton, 18d., John Burgeys 12s.; and all the rents and services of the following customary tenants: Thomas Topet for 1 messuage, 1 toft, 1 curtilage and 1/2 virgate; Nicholas Swayn for 1 messuage, 1 curtilage and 1/2 virgate; John Brygge for 1 toft, 1 curtilage and 1 virgate; John Hayward for 1 messuage, 1 curtilage and 1 virgate; Robert Mundy for 2 messuages, 1 curtilage, 1 virgate and 6 a.; William Brygge for 1 toft, 1 curtilage and 1 virgate; John Neweman for 1 toft and 1 curtilage in the north; and John Page for 1 messuage, 1 curtilage, 1 close and 3 virgates; and the following serfs with their broods: Nicholas Wylmot, John Skynnere and William Skynnere; and all profits fines, amercements, waifs and strays and other payments at the court by all these tenants, with all liberties pertaining to the lands and tenements here assigned.
481
Writ to assign dower, 16 Feb. 1408.
From the manor of Monnington on Wye, a third part of a third of the manor, namely a third part of a third of all the houses of the manor, of all demesne lands, pastures, hedges and ditches, of park and moor, of mills and fisheries, of rents and services of free tenants, customary tenants, tenants for life or at will, of all fines, amercements, emoluments and perquisites of court, and of the dovecot. On 4 May from the manor of Dilwyn, a third part of a third of the manor, namely a third part of a third of all the premises and profits as in Monnington on Wye, with the addition of a third part of a third of all woods, serfs and their broods, waifs and strays, and franchises and liberties, as freely as ever the lords or farmers of the manor had them.
482
Writ to assign dower, 16 Feb. 1408.
From the manor of Little Bentham: in the houses 2 chambers over the gate of the inner court called the ‘yathous’ with 2 chambers below, a house to the north of the ‘yathous’ and a house called the ‘malthous’ with a cellar, a stable to the east of the great gate of the outer court with a little house between the gate and the stable, a third part of the barn in the south part by metes, of the chapel, and of the garden in the west extended by metes, of a place for animals in the mansion, and of the site and court both internal and external with free ingress and egress for farmers, tenants and other occupiers of the manor; a third part of the demesne lands comprising 1 close called ‘Dungeworth’ held by Thomas Lambard, 1 called ‘Cadeley’ held by David Henley, lands outside ‘Croyershay’ held by Richard Damede; a third part of the meadow comprising 1 called ‘Cotenalemede’ held by Thomas Lambard, and 1 called ‘Litelpurymede’ held by Thomas Greneway; and a third part of the wood, namely 12 a. in the south part called ‘Benthamwode’ by metes; rents and services of free tenants: John de Berkley, knight, 5s., and John Sewyn 3s.5d.; rents and services of tenants by custom of the manor: Agnes Teynton for 1 messuage, curtilage and croft, Thomas Randolf for lands and tenements, David Henley for lands formerly held by Robert atte Grene, Thomas Grene for 1 a., Richard Kyng for 1 messuage, curtilage and lands, and John Gaillour and William atte Grene for lands, all with free ingress and egress.
483
Writ to assign dower, 15 Feb. 1408.
20 May 1408: a third part of a third part of the manor of Edgmond, namely a third part of a third of the demesne, meadows, pastures, hedges and ditches, wood, moors and turbaries, mill and fishpond, rents and services of all free tenants and of customary tenants for term of years or at will, of the perquisites of court, all other fines, amercements or emoluments whatsoever forfeited at the court or ‘tourn’, waifs and strays, and all other profits from the manor and its members, and all franchises, liberties and free customs, as the lords or their farmers ever had them. 22 May: a third part of a third of the castle and lordship of Red Castle, namely a third part of a third of all houses, dovecots, parks, woods, demesne arable, meadows, pastures, hedges, ditches, mills, fishponds, rents and services of free tenants and of customary tenants for life, term of years or at will, of all villeins and their broods, perquisites of court, with all fines, amercements or emoluments forfeited in court or ‘tourn’, waifs and strays, and other profits of the lordship, and franchises, liberties and free customs, as the lord or his farmers ever had there. 26 May: a third part [sic] of the castle, lordship and hundred of Whittington, namely a third part of all houses etc. (as in last with the addition of) a third part of the rabbit warren, and of the perquisites and fines etc. of the hundred court.
484
Similar writs for Somerset and Staffordshire, 16 Feb. 1408.
[Only fragments of the assignments survive for these counties and for Devon (?); but see summary of the dower, below no.1056].
C 137/69, nos.60, 61


ROBERT WESENHAM
485
Writ, plura, 1 May 1409.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Stilton 5 May
He held the manor of Conington, with the advowson at alternate presentations, in his demesne as of fee of the king of the honour of Huntingdon by the service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee.
C 137/70, no.2


ANDREW SAKEVYLE
486
Writ 15 June 1409.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Hailsham 18 July
He held nothing in Sussex. He died on 15 Aug. last. Andrew his son and heir is aged half a year and more.
C 137/70. no.3


JOHN BOTILLER
487
Writ 24 April 1409.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Beccles 13 July
He held the manor of Bulley Hall in his demesne as of fee of Edmund earl of March, a minor in the king’s ward, by knight service, annual value 40s. He died on 30 Nov. 1401. John his son and heir was then aged 15 years and more. Thomas Erpyngham, knight, has held the manor since his death, title unknown.
C 137/70, no.4
E 149/94, no.4


MARGARET DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF NICHOLAS LOVEYNE, KNIGHT
488
Writ 5 Oct. 1408.
She held in her demesne in fee tail of the king in free burgage, as all London is held, 2 messuages, 9 shops with solars, 5 cottages with chambers, and 1 wharf in the parish of All Hallows the Great, annual value £8. She died on 26 June last. Richard son of Richard Chaumberleyn is her next heir, aged 15 years and more.
C 137/70, no.5


JOHN GURNAY
489
Writ 16 Feb. 1409.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. East Rudham 26 March
He held nothing in Norfolk. He died on 4 Dec. last. Edmund his son and next heir was aged 10 years on 1 May last.
490
Same findings as above.
491
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Holt 27 March 1409
Same findings as above.
492
Same findings as above.
493
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Attlebridge 28 March 1409
Same findings as above.
494
Same findings as above.
C 137/70, no.6


BERNARD MUSSENDEN
495
Writ 29 Aug. 1409.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham 27 Sept
He held the manor of Buckingham, in right of Isabel his wife who survives him, of Edmund earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value £20. He died on 28 Aug. last. Katherine and Alice his daughters and heirs were aged 1 year and more and 4 days and more on 21 Sept. last.
496
Writ 29 Aug. 1409.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark 10 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 cottage with curtilage in Guildford of the king in burgage, annual value 12d.; 6s. rent from a tenement there once held by Henry Lokyere; and 8 a. in Stoke of the bishop of London of his manor of Stoke, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. Date of death and heirs as above.
497
Writ 29 Aug. 1409.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Louth 23 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Kelstern and Brackenborough extending in Saltfleetby, Welton le Wold, Skidbrook and Keddington, annual value 40s. and no more because he granted by his deed to John Barton, senior and junior, and Thomas Durraunt, their heirs and assigns a rent of 40 marks from all his holdings in the county. Kelstern is held of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee, and Brackenborough of the heirs of John Helyng, service unknown. Date of death and heirs as above.
C 137/70, no.7
E 149/92, no.4


JOHN ATTE FELDE OF SLINFOLD
498
Writ 26 Nov. 1408.
SURREY. Inquisition. Dorking 6 Dec
He held 3 a. in Dorking in his demesne as of fee of William Bewchamp, knight, of the manor of Combes alias Westcott, service unknown, annual value 12d. He died on 19 Nov. last. Alice wife of Thomas Gosdenne, aged 35 years and more, Isabel wife of John Warnecamp, 30 years and more, and Helen, 24 years and more, are his daughters and heirs.
499
Writ 26 Nov. 1408.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Hempton by Fakenham 16 Jan
He held a third part of the manor of North Barsham in his demesne as of fee of the earl of Arundel of the manor of Castle Acre as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 40s. Date of death and heirs as above.
500
Writ 26 Nov. 1408.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Newmarket 19 Jan 1409
He held a third part of the manor of Exning called Valence in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief, the whole manor being held by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value of the third part £6 3s.4d. Date of death and heirs as above.
501
Writ 26 Nov. 1408.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Angmering 3 Dec
He held 1 messuage, 100 a. arable and 12 a. meadow in Slinfold by the grant of Richard son of John de Okherst of the parish of Wisborough Green and Walter, rector of Itchingfield, to him, Joan his late wife and the heirs of their bodies, all except for 10 a. of the bishop of Chichester of his manor of Drungewick by a rent of 7s., the 10 a. of Richard earl of Arundel of his manor of Clemsfold by a rent of 6d., annual value of the whole 53s.4d. Date of death and heirs as above.
C 137/70, no.8
E 149/94, no.3
E 152/425, no.2


JOHN SPILMAN
502
Writ 12 Feb. 1409.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Kinwardstone 11 April
He held in his demesne as of fee: ‘La Purye’ and Witcombe, 1 messuage and 4 virgates, of William Esturmy, knight, of the manor of Cowesfield by knight service, annual value 40s. Goatacre, 1 messuage and 1/2 virgate, of Queen Joan of the manor of Hamstead Marshall, which was taken into the king’s hands, as a fifth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 40d. He died on 2 Nov. 1404. Joan, Agnes and Isabel are his daughters and next heirs, aged 13 years and more, 5 years and more and 5 years and more, the last two being twins.
C 137/70, no.9
E 149/94, no.9


PETER DAYVELL
503
Writ 20 Nov. 1408.
YORK. Inquisition. York castle 5 Dec
He held in his demesne in fee tail to himself and his heirs two parts of the manor of South Cave, and 6 bovates and 27 a. meadow there, and lands and tenements in Swanland, of John Moubray, Earl Marshal, a minor in the king’s ward, by knight service; annual values, 2 parts of the manor nil, the rest 60s. He held in his demesne as of fee lands and tenements in Burland, 17s. rent in Drypool and Howden, and a wood called ‘Endewode Schawe’, of the bishop of Durham, service unknown, annual value 56s. He died on 10 Sept. John Davyll, his uncle and next heir, was aged 40 years at that time.
C 137/70, no.10


JOHN HERON OF THRUNTON
504
Writ 12 Oct. 1408.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Morpeth 21 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee: Little Ryle, 1 tenement and 16 a., of the king in chief by knight service, and a rent of 21s.2d. payable by the sheriff, annual value beyond that 6s. Whittingham, a quarter of the manor, a quarter of the vills of Thrunton and Barton and a quarter of half the vill of Glanton, of the king in chief by the service of 1 unmewed sparrowhawk or half a mark, annual value 100s. Whitfield by Todburn, an enclosure so-called, of the barony of ‘Marlay’ by a rent of 1 lb. cumin, annual value 6s.8d. He died on 5 Oct. William Heron, his son and next heir, was aged 12 on 12 March last.
C 137/70, no.11


RICHARD LERCHEDEAKENE
505
Writ 21 May 1409.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 5 June
He held in his demesne as of fee: Churchill and Viveham, 1 messuage, 1/2 carucate and 22s. rent, by knight service of the manor of Dartington, which was taken into the king’s hands owing to the forfeiture and death of the earl of Huntingdon and the minority of his heir, the lands in Viveham being parcel of Churchill, annual value together 26s.8d. Lobb, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of William Were, service unknown, annual value 40s. He died on 20 Sept. 1400. Thomas his son and next heir was aged 21 on 3 May last. By letters patent of 14 Oct. 1400 [CPR 1399–1401, p.449] the king granted the wardship to Edmund Parker, and he by his deed shown to the jurors granted it to Martin Lerchedekene, clerk, and John Boson.
C 137/70, no.12


WILLIAM SKIPWYTH OF HABROUGH
506
Writ 17 Aug. 1409.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Newark 11 Sept
He held various lands and tenements in South Clifton in his demesne as of fee of the bishop of Lincoln by knight service, annual value £6. He died on 1 June last. William his son and next heir is aged 48 weeks and more.
507
Writ 9 June 1409.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Great Limber 6 Aug
He held in his demesne as of fee: Kirmington, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £11. Habrough, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 106s.8d. Aylesby, a quarter of the manor, of Robert Hilton, knight, the bishop of Durham, and the heir of John Hauley, knight, services unknown, annual value £6. Laceby, the manor, of the king and others, services unknown, annual value 73s.4d. He died on 2 June last. William his son and next heir is aged 3/4 year and more.
C 137/70, no.13
E 149/94, no.1


WILLIAM THRELKELD, KNIGHT
508
ex officio
He held the manor of Firby in his demesne as of fee of Lord Latimer by knight service. There are the site, annual value nil, assize rents of 5s.6d. payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas, and rents of 23s.4d. from tenants at will payable at the same terms. Similarly he held 3 waste places and 4 bovates in Barthorpe, parcel of that manor, annual value 13s.4d., and 2 bovates in Westowe, annual value 3s.4d. He died on 16 Feb. last. Henry his son and heir is aged 13 years and more.
509
Writ 1 Sept. 1409.
YORK. Inquisition. New Malton 4 Sept
He held the manor of Firby with the hamlet of Barthorpe in his demesne as of fee of Lord Latimer by knight service of his manor of Thornton Dale in Pickering Lythe, annual value 45s. He died on 6 Dec. last. Henry his son and heir is aged 11 years and more.
510
Writ 20 Dec. 1408.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Penrith 14 June 1409
He held in his demesne as of fee 2 parts of half the manor of Ousby of the king in chief by a rent of 7s.2d. and 10s. cornage payable at the exchequer of Carlisle, annual value 30s. Jointly with Katherine his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies, he held the manor of Threlkeld of John Derwentwater, knight, by the rent of a rose, annual value £20. He died on 8 Dec. Henry his son and heir is aged 13 years and more.
511
WESTMORLAND. Inquisition. Appleby 19 Aug 1409
He held the manor of Crosby Ravensworth in his demesne as of fee of Richard Hastyng by homage and fealty, annual value £12. Jointly with Margaret, his late wife, to them and their heirs, he held a third part of the manor of Yanwath of Ralph baron of Greystoke by a cornage rent of 40d., annual value £8. He and Margaret had two daughters, Margaret wife of John de Lancastre, knight, and Elizabeth wife of William de Lancastre of Yanwath. Immediately on his death they all entered the manor of Yanwath and took the profits. The daughters are both aged 24 years and more. Date of death and heir as above [no.510].
C 137/70, no.14
E 149/93, no.1


JOHN GRENHAM
512
Writ 15 Nov. 1408.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham 22 Nov
John son of Thomas, son of Hugh Grenham, held in his demesne as of fee 1 carucate in Maids Moreton of the earl of Stafford, who is in the king’s ward, of the honour of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. He died on 12 Nov. William son of Hugh Grenham is next heir, being the brother of Hugh, father of Thomas, father of John, and aged 26 years and more.
C 137/70, no.16


HENRY HUSE, KNIGHT
513
Writ 12 May 1409.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester 17 June
He held half the manor of Sapperton 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 5 May last. Henry his son and heir is aged 22 years and more.
514
Writ 12 May 1409.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wallingford 31 May
He held a manor in South Moreton called Huses in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as a tenth part of a knight’s fee, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
515
Writ 12 June 1409.
SURREY. Inquisition. Guildford 25 June
He held the advowson of Hascombe of George de Brewes of his manor of Bramley, service unknown. Long before his death he had held the manors of Hascombe and Danehurst of George de Brewes and Thomas Wyntersell, and granted them to John Tauk for life with reversion to himself and his heirs; service unknown, annual value 8 marks. Date of death and heir, aged 22 on 16 April last, as above.
516
Writ 12 May 1409.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Petworth 23 May
He held jointly with Margaret his wife, to them and his heirs, by the grant of William and Richard Tauk: Harting, the manor and advowson, of the earl of Arundel of his manor of Walderton by knight service, annual value 100 marks. Pulborough, the manor and advowson, of the heir of Roger Somery, service unknown, annual value £16. Date of death and heir, aged 21 on 16 April last, as above.
Writ to assign dower to Margaret, his widow, 12 March 1410.
C 137/71, no.17
E 152/426, no.1


WILLIAM WROTHE, ESQUIRE
517
Writ 17 Nov. 1408.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bridgwater 1 April 1409
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service a third part of the manor of North Newton with the advowson of the chapel at the third presentation, annual value 16 marks; and two tenements in Exton and Hawkridge with the advowsons of those places at the third presentations, annual value 2 marks. He died on 17 Sept. 1408. William his son and next heir is aged 18 years and more.
C 137/71, no.18
E 149/94, no.7
E 152/427, no.5


ROGER GIFFARD, ESQUIRE
518
Writ 24 Aug. 1409.
KENT. Inquisition. Leysdown on Se a 2 Nov
He held a marsh called ‘Giffardismerssh’ in Leysdown on Sea in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief of the castle of Dover by paying a sum, amount unknown, for the ward of the castle, annual value 6s.8d. He died on 14 April. Thomas his son and heir is aged 1 year and more.
519
Writ 24 Aug. 1409.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham 25 Aug
He held 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Water Stratford in his demesne as of fee of John Gyffard, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.; and jointly with Isabel his wife, who survives him, the manor of Twyford of the earl of Ormond, service unknown, by the grant of William Kynge and William Stretle, chaplains, annual value 20 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
520
Writ 24 Aug. 1409.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 28 Sept
He held the manor of Hellidon in his demesne in fee tail by the grant of John de Seyton, knight, and William Batesford, clerk, to himself, Elizabeth then his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, by an indenture shown to the jurors. They had a daughter Katherine who is still alive. Elizabeth is dead. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10. Date of death as above. Katherine is aged 10 years and more.
521
Writ 24 Aug. 1409.
or
He held 1 cottage and 20 a. in Cogges in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as a hundredth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 3s.4d. Jointly with Isabel his wife he held the manors of Begbroke and Newington with the manors of Twyford in Buckinghamshire and Hellidon in Northamptonshire, by the grant of William Stretle and William Kyng, chaplains, to them and the heirs of their bodies, and failing such heirs to his right heirs, by their charter dated at Twyford on 11 Dec. 1403. Begbroke is held of Roger Cheyne, service unknown, annual value 100s., and Newington of John Chittewode, knight, service unknown, annual value also 100s. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/71, no.19
E 149/92, no.6


JOHN QUATREMAYN
522
Writ 28 July 1409.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Thame 20 Aug
Owing to the death of Thomas Quatremayn and the minority of John his son 1 messuage with curtilage in Henley upon Thames and 5 cottages in Standlake, held of the heir of Robert Grey of Rotherfield Greys of his manor of Rotherfield Greys by knight service, came into the hands of Richard II, and 2 parts remain in the present king’s hands, annual value of the 2 parts, 22s. John died on 20 Dec. 1403. Guy son of Thomas and brother of John is next heir and aged 21 years and more.
C 137/71, no.20
E 152/426, no.2


JOHN LEUKENORE
523
Writ 7 Feb. 1409.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Horsham 23 Feb
Long before his death he granted the manor of Denne by charter to John Marys, rector of Crawley, John, parson of Broadwater, John Berdeye, Edward atte Hale, John Payn, Henry Stofold, Henry Garston, John atte Hoo, John Northe and John atte Stone and their heirs. They have held it of the heir of William de Brewes and taken the profits, service unknown. He died on 27 Jan. last. Elizabeth and Joan, aged 6 years and 5 years, were his daughters and heirs. Elizabeth died on 16 Feb. last.
524
Writ, melius sciri, reciting the last inquisition and stating that he is said to have held certain rents of the Earl Marshal, who is in the king’s ward, 13 Oct. 1410.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Horsham 7 Nov 1412
The manor named in the writ, Denne, is held of John brother and heir of Thomas, Earl Marshal, in the king’s ward, by the service of half a knight’s fee. There are certain free tenants who should render £6 9s.2d. by equal parts at Christmas and Midsummer, namely Richard Chalford 4s.4d., John Clousere 4s.6d., Richard Fust 3s.8d., William Weston 9s.4d., John Gyles 3s., Robert Flusshe 6s., William Seriche 4s.9d., the heirs of John Nudegate 16d., Richard Blake 4s.3d., Richard Bechet 9s.7d., William atte Bechet 14d., John Whitthere 14d., Richard Cok 18d., William Hamond 3d., John Godefray 10s., Thomas atte Ree 6d., John Warnecamp 8s., John Eldrich 4s., John Grymmesgrove 7s., John Urry 3s.10d., William Mascot 14d., James Bonewyke 12d., the heirs of Alice Smyth 6 1/2d., the heirs of William Judde 7d., John Bole, senior, 3d., William Eylyot 5d., Henry Frenssh 3s.4 1/2d., William Rydelere 7d., George Brewys 5s., Robert Shephurd 1/2d., Richard Bowrer 16d. Agnes Colom 8s.6d., the heirs of Roger Colom 5d., Isabel Bradebrugge 5d., William Pyke 2 1/2d., John atte Gate 10d., Thomas atte Mere 3s., the heirs of John atte Mere 6d., Lady Hungerford 5s.8d., the heirs of Ellis Grete 2s., John Monk 2s.6d., John Bayle of Ifield 8 1/2d., Richard Wyldgoos 6d., William Monk 1d., and Robert Nutymbre 17d. They attorned to John Marys and the other feoffees. John Newdegate has taken all the profits since the death of John Leukenore.
525
ex officio
Richard II granted 20 a. called ‘Revefurlong’ in Fromington and Marden to John Lewkenore for life with reversion to himself and his heirs, annual value 6s.8d. John died on 31 March last. In Hillhampton are 2 a. lying fallow without claimant or any cultivation for a long time. 1 a. lies between the lands of John Sewall and Roger Hull, the other in ‘Hamstalleforlesfeld’ between the land of John Hillampton and the enclosure of Edmund Brugge; annual value 8d. By escheat they belong to the king.
C 137/70, no.21
E 149/96, no.10


MARGARET WIDOW OF THOMAS BEAUPYNE
526
Writ 8 Aug. 1409.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bridgwater 2 Sept
She held for life: North Petherton, the manor and hundred, with remainder to Agnes wife of John Bevyle and her heirs by John Bluet, her former husband, by a fine of 1403 made with the king’s licence [CP 25(1)/201/33, no.26; CPR 1401–5, p.410]. They are held of the king in chief by a rent of 100s. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas by the sheriff, annual value 20 marks. Knowle, the manor and advowson, and 2 messuages, 1 virgate and 9 a. meadow in Bedminster, of Thomas Lord Berkeley of his manor of Bedminster by knight service, annual value 100s.; and the reversion of the manor of Morton, which Richard Walbronde and Alice his wife hold for the term of their lives, of the abbot of St. Mary Graces by knight service, annual value 100s.; all by another fine of 1403 [CP 25(1)/201/33, no.24] with remainder to William Venour and Elizabeth his wife. She died on 26 July. Margery widow of John Harewill, Elizabeth, Margaret widow of William Wroughton, and Agnes are her daughters and heirs, aged 34, 30, 24 and 23 years.
527
Writ, melius sciri, reciting the inquisition on Thomas Beaupyne [CIPM XVIII, no.982] and stating that Margaret died seised of 12 marks rent from the manor of Sturminster Marshall called ‘Beauchampsmanere’, held of the king in chief by knight service, but to whom it should remain after her death was not stated. 6 March 1410.
DORSET. Inquisition. Shaftesbury 29 March
Philip Wodeman and William Basket attorned to Thomas Harewell, Robert Orchard and William Pynche, to whom Thomas Beaupyne granted the rent. They by a fine [CP 25(1)/51/53, no.16] granted it to Henry Darleston, clerk, Thomas Colston, Thomas Beaupyne and Margaret with remainder to William Venour and Elizabeth, and Wodeman and Basket attorned to them. After the death of Margaret it should remain to William Venour and Elizabeth and the heirs of their bodies.
C 137/71, no.23
E 152/427, nos.8, 12


HENRY DE PAKENHAM
528
Writ 28 March 1409.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Hockham 10 April
He held in his demesne as of fee: Snetterton, 15 a., annual value 15d., and 46s.8d. rent from free and customary tenants in Shropham, Snetterton, Wilby, Hargham, Larling, Brettenham, Illington, Ruckland and Stow Bedon, payable by equal parts at Michaelmas and Midsummer, of the king in chief as a two-hundredth part of the barony of Tattershall. Garboldisham, a manor, of William Berdewell, knight, service unknown, annual value 50s.; and 20 a., of Margaret Howard of her manor of Garboldisham, service unknown, annual value 20d. Shropham, 100 a., of the master of the hospital [or college] of Thompson of his manor of Shropham, service unknown, annual value 40d. Hockham, 30 a., of William Beauchamp, Lord Abergavenny, of his manor of Hockham, and of Richard Sayene(?), services unknown, annual value 2s.6d. He died on 20 March. Henry his son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/71, no.24
E 149/94, no.5


THOMASIA WIDOW OF WILLIAM FURNYVALL, KNIGHT
529
Writ 4 Aug. 1409.
YORK. Inquisition. Rotherham 26 Aug
She held a third part of the manor and lordship of Sheffield with the advowson of Handsworth for life in dower, of the inheritance of Maud, daughter of Joan, daughter of William and herself, and now wife of John Talbot, of the king in chief of the crown by homage alone, annual value of the third parts £22 6s.8 3/4d. payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas. She died on 20 July. Maud her heir is aged 17 years and more.
530
Writ 4 Aug. 1409.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Lutterworth 29 Aug
She held the manor or lordship of Bittersby for life, of the inheritance of Maud, daughter of Joan, daughter of William and herself, and now wife of John Talbot, of the honour of Leicester of the duchy of Lancaster by two appearances yearly at the view of frankpledge at Leicester, annual value 10 marks. Likewise she held the advowson of Newbold Verdon of the king in chief by knight service, annual value nil apart from the prayers. Date of death and heir as above.
531
Writ 4 Aug. 1409.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Amesbury 13 Aug
She held for life of the inheritance of Maud, daughter of Joan, daughter of William and herself, and now wife of John Talbot, the manor of Stoke Farthing of the abbess of Wilton by a rent of £[hole in ms.] payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, annual value 100s.; and the manor of Wilsford of the bishop of Salisbury by a rent of £4 6s.8d. payable similarly, annual value 40s. Date of death and heir as above.
532
Writ 4 Aug. 1409.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Worksop 21 Aug
She held for life of the inheritance of Maud, as above, the manor of Worksop of the honour of Tickhill of the duchy of Lancaster by suit of court at the castle of Tickhill once yearly, annual value 40 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
533
DERBY. Inquisition. Chesterfield 22 Aug 1409
She held for life of the inheritance of Maud as above: Eyam, the vill, of the honour of High Peak of the duchy of Lancaster by a rent of 12d., annual value 100s.10d. Brassington, 20s. rent, of the same duchy by a rent of 12d. Stoney Middleton, 1 messuage, of Thomas Chaworthe, knight, by a rent of 1 sparrowhawk, annual value £6 6d. Bamford, 60s.8d. assize rent, of Nicholas Longeford by a rent of 12d. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/71, no.25
E 149/92, no.12


JOHN DE MITFORD, KNIGHT
534
Writ 4 Sept. 1409.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 25 Oct
He held the manor of Molesdon in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief by the service of a fortieth part of a knight’s fee, and by a rent of 6d. payable to the lord of Mitford, annual value 100s. He held in his demesne as of fee: Mitford, 1 capital messuage, annual value nil, 18 messuages, 200 a. arable and 15 a. meadow, of the lord of Mitford in socage except for 30 a. held of the king of the manor of Molesden by the above-mentioned services, annual value 40s. ‘Ellulefeld’, a waste field so-called, of the heir of John Fitzsymon in socage, annual value 15s.4d. Morpeth, 8 burgages, of the baron of Greystoke in socage, annual value 20s. Espley, the manor lying waste, of the lord of Mitford in socage, annual value 20s. Benridge, 1 messuage, of the same lord in socage, annual value 40d. Corbridge, 1 burgage, annual value nil because waste. Cowpen and Bebside, 1 waste capital messuage and various lands and tenements, annual value 40s.; lands and tenements formerly of William Schuferawe, of the barony of Bulbeck(?) in socage; lands and tenements formerly of John Basset, of the heir of William de Wassyngton, knight, by knight service … and lands and tenements in Eachwick, of the barony of Bulbeck in socage … He died on 16 July last. William his son and heir is aged 40 years and more. [Some words illegible, readings doubtful].
C 137/71, no.26


THOMAS DE KIRKEBY
535
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Conington 18 Oct 1408
Agnes wife of Hugh Wesenham granted 1 messuage and half a virgate to Thomas de Kirkeby to hold for life of the manor of Conington by the rent of a rose, annual value 10s. The manor is held of the king in chief of the honour of Huntingdon. Thomas died on 14 June 1407. Since his death John Wynter has occupied the messuage and half virgate in accordance with letters patent during the minority of [Thomas] Wesenham, son and heir of Hugh [Cf. CCR 1409–13, p.11].
536
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Conington 13 Dec 1408
Agnes, sometime lady of the manor of Conington, held 1 messuage and half a virgate there, parcel of the manor, and granted them to Thomas de Kirkeby for life to hold by rent of a rose at Midsummer, with reversion to herself and her heirs. Agnes died and Robert her son entered the manor. After his death the right to it descended to Thomas his son, a minor in the king’s ward. The manor is held of the king of the honour of Huntingdon by homage and fealty. Thomas de Kirkeby died on 14 June 1407 and John Wynter, who had the keeping of the manor, has held the messuage and half virgate since his death.
537
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition, with the same jurors as last. Conington 13 Dec 1408
Agnes formerly the wife of Hugh Wesenham, knight, held the manor of Conington and granted 1 messuage and half a virgate from it to Thomas de Kirkeby as above. Custody of the manor was granted after her death to John Elvet by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, p.333] and he granted it to John Wynter. Death of Thomas and custody as above. [Torn and incomplete].
C 137/71, no.27
E 149/92, no.9


ROBERT WYNGEFELD, KNIGHT
538
Writ 26 June 1409.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Ipswich 1 July
He held in his demesne as of fee: Iken, the manor, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster as one knight’s fee and by a rent of 10s. for the ward of Lancaster castle, annual value £16. Letheringham and Thorp, the manors, of Joan countess of Hereford by knight service, amount unknown, annual values, Letheringham £24, Thorp £24; and a tenement in the manor of Letheringham called ‘Pottesford’, of William Wylughby, knight, service unknown, annual value £12. Colston, the manor, of Michael de Pool, earl of Suffolk, of the honour of Eye by knight service, amount unknown, annual value £20. Westhall, the manor, of Roger de Swylyngton by knight service, amount unknown, annual value £12. Shelton, the manor, of Michael de Pool, earl of Suffolk, service unknown, annual value £20. Laxfield, the manor, of the same, service unknown, annual value £40. Sutton, the manor, of the countess of Suffolk by knight service, amount unknown, annual value £6. He died on 4 May 1409. Robert his son and heir was aged 6 years at the death of his father.
C 137/71, no.28


JOHN ARDEN, KNIGHT
539
Writ 24 July 1408.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Walsall 26 Oct 1408
By a fine of 1401 [CP 25(1)/211/21, no.9] he granted the manor and advowson of Elford to John Bury, parson of Elford, and he regranted it to John Arden, Margaret his wife, who survives him, and the heirs of their bodies. It is held of the prince of Wales of his manor of Cheylesmore, service unknown, annual value 40 marks. He held in his demesne as of fee: Lichfield, 10 messuages, 1 garden and 6 a., of the bishop of Chester, service unknown, annual value 46s.8d. Kings Bromley, a pasture called ‘Stottesheye’, of Robert Corbet, knight, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. Alrewas, 2 messuages, of Thomas Griffith, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. He died on 16 July 1408. John his son and heir was aged 12 years on 15 July.
C 137/71, no.29


ROGER DE TRUMPYNGTON, KNIGHT
540
Writ 22 May 1409.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 10 June
Long before his death he enfeoffed Peter Belgrave, clerk, John Newemarche and John Malyns of Blunham in the manors of Moggerhanger and Beeston. They held them all his life, and after his death Blanche his widow took the profits for her life. She died on 25 July 1383. Roger his son has taken the profits since then, title unknown. They are held of Lord Ferrers of Groby, service unknown, annual value £20. He died on 7 Dec. 1378. Roger his son and heir is aged 32 years and more.
C 137/71, no.31


ROBERT PARYS
541
Writ 28 July 1408.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 15 Dec 1408
Long before his death he held in his demesne as of fee 4 parts of the manor of Hildersham with the advowson, and 4 parts of all the lands and tenements which Robert Parys his father formerly held in Great Abington, Little Abington and Little Linton. By his charter, dated 18 July 1407 and shown to the jurors, he granted them to John Rome, clerk, Nicholas Parys, John Cheyne, John Burgoyne, Nicholas Morys and Thomas Blaken, clerk, and their heirs and assigns. The 4 parts of the manor of Hildersham and of the lands and tenements in Great Abington are held of Maud countess of Oxford, service unknown, annual value £24, and the 4 parts of the land and tenements in Little Abington and Little Linton of Nicholas Pares, service unknown, annual value 20s. He died on 26 July last. Katherine daughter of Robert his son, now deceased, is his heir and aged 1 year and more.
C 137/72, no.32
E 149/92, no.10


GEORGE MONBOUCHER
542
Writ 24 June 1409.
YORK. Inquisition. Selby 19 July
He held the manor of Skipwith with Menethorpe in his demesne as of fee in right of his wife Elizabeth, who survives him. Two parts are held of the bishop of Durham and the third part of the earl of Kent, all by knight service; annual values, Skipwith 26 marks, Menethorpe 4 marks. He died on 15 June last. Ralph his brother and heir is aged 26 years and more.
543
Writ 24 June 1409.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Gamston 23 July
He held in his demesne as of fee: Gamston, 2 parts of the manor except for 9 bovates, which manor Nicholas Monboucher, knight, his father, held jointly with Margaret his wife, who is still living, by the grant of Roger de Wylughby, formerly parson of Gamston, Ralph parson of Cromwell and William de Hacunthorp. It is held of the duchy of Lancaster of the honour of Lancaster by knight service, a rent of 40s. for the ward of Lancaster castle and a rent of 8s. for sheriff’s aid payable by equal parts at Midsummer and Michaelmas; annual values, site of the manor nil, 1 croft, the herbage beyond the cost of the enclosure 6d., 3 1/2 carucates in demesne 20s.4d., 16 a. meadow 16s., rents of free tenants 46s.1d., and 26 bovates of which 15 are worth 5 marks and the remainder only 16s.4d. because lying fallow. Elkesley, lands, not held of the king but of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 5s. Gamston, lands and tenements formerly held by Robert de Grene, service unknown, annual value 9s. Eaton, lands and tenements, of the honour of Tickhill, service unknown, annual value 60s. Date of death and heir as above.
544
Writ 24 June 1409.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Lincoln 8 Aug
He held in fee the reversion of the manor of Willoughton which Margaret widow of Nicholas Monboucher, knight, holds in dower, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 53s.4d. In right of Elizabeth his wife who survives him he held: Bigby, the manor, of Thomas Lord de la Warre of his manor of Sixhills by knight service, annual value 53s.4d. Walesby and Tealby, 3 messuages and 1 1/2 carucates, of the heir of Nicholas Monboucher, knight, of his manor of Swinhope by knight service, rendering 1 1/2d. at Martinmas of the rent called ‘Warnrentte’(?), annual value 10s. Goulceby, 2 tofts and 2 bovates, of the prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. Hibaldstow, 1 toft and 1 bovate, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 6d. He held in his demesne as of fee: Billinghay, the manor in Walcot and Billinghay, of the king in chief by knight service; annual value, the site nil, 2 bovates in demesne 6s.8d., and lands and tenements let at farm 26s.8d. payable by equal parts at Michaelmas and St. Botolph. Helpringham, 20s. assize rent, of Gilbert Umfravyle of his manor of South Kyme by knight service. Wroot, 1 toft, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value nil because totally submerged by the rising waters. Swinhope, the manor and advowson, of the earl of Westmorland of the honour of Richmond by knight service and a rent of 10s., annual value 30s. and no more because waste, the lands lying fallow and untilled for want of tenants. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/72, no.33
E 149/93, no.3


RICHARD SON OF RALPH BASSET OF WELDON, KNIGHT
545
Writ 8 Nov. 1408.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Hallaton 17 Jan 1409
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief the manor of Thorpe Langton as a fortieth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 6 marks, and 10 1/2 a. meadow in Welham called ‘le Mares’ as a twentieth part of a fee, annual value 20s. He died on 18 Sept. 1400. John Ayllesbury, knight, and John Knyvet are his kinsmen and heirs, John Ayllesbury being the son of Joan and John Knyvet the son of Eleanor, sisters of Ralph, father of Ralph, father of Richard, aged 60 years and more and 40 years and more. The king has taken the profits since his death by the hands of the sheriffs and escheators.
C 137/72, no.34
E 152/429, no.1


ALEXANDER WALDEN, KNIGHT
546
Writ 18 Feb. 1409.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 4 March
He formerly held the manor of Matching Hall with its appurtenances in his demesne as of fee, and long before his death he granted it by charter to John Bray of Tilbury and John Kent of Thaxted and their heirs and assigns on certain conditions, namely that if they were to hold the manor peacefully for 7 years from 12 Nov. 1396 without any disturbance by Alexander or his heirs in virtue of any deed of his or of his predecessors, then the charter should become of no effect and he should be free to re-enter and have his former estate in the manor. John Bray released his rights to John Kent. Alexander died within the term of 7 years. Alexander son of John Walden his brother was next heir, and John Kent attorned to him. He, a minor, entered and held the manor from the end of the 7 years of the earl of Oxford by knight service. The earl being a minor in the king’s ward at that time, the wardship and marriage of the younger Alexander belonged to the king. Alexander Walden, knight, died on 5 Sept. 1401. The manor is worth 10 marks yearly. John Kent held it for the remaining three years of the term, and the king then granted the wardship to John ap Harry [CPR 1405–8, p.176] who has held the manor and taken the profits since then. Alexander Walden, knight, also held the manor of Elsenham in his demesne as of fee of Lord Say in socage, annual value £20, and Elizabeth Walden has held it since his death as keeper in socage. Likewise he held the manor of Netherhall of Joan Bohun, countess of Essex, Hereford and Northampton, by knight service, annual value 66s.8d.
C 137/72, no.35


RICHARD WALTON
547
Writ 20 May 1409.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Cattawade 1 July
He held in his demesne as of fee: East Bergholt, 1 messuage, 13 1/2 a. meadow, 80 a. pasture, and 15s.4 1/2d., 4 cocks and 5 hens in rents, of the king in chief by a rent of 20s. called blanchfarm payable by the sheriff by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, annual value £6 13s.4d. East Bergholt, the manor of Old Hall, of the earl of Warwick by a rent of a pair of gilt spurs, price 4d., or 4d., annual value £6 13s.4d. Stratford St. Mary, the manor of Overhall, of Gilbert Debenham by a rent of 3d., annual value 60s. He died on 21 May last. Joan wife of John son of John Howard, knight, is his sister and next heir, aged 22 years and more.
548
Writ 20 May 1409.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 28 June
He held in his demesne as of fee: Maldon and Woodham Mortimer, 8 messuages, 7 shops, 1 toft, 7 stalls, 160 a. arable, 4 a. wood and 40s. rent, of the bishop of London, service unknown, annual value £6 13s.4d. Purleigh, Mundon and Hazeleigh, 3 messuages, 200 a. arable, 10 a. meadow, 20 a. pasture, 8 a. wood and 18s. rent, of Lord Grey of Wilton, service unknown, annual value £8. Woodham Ferrers, 1 messuage, 60 a. arable, 4 a. meadow and 12 a. wood, of Lord Ferrers, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d. Stapleford Abbots, the manor called Battles, and the manor in Navestock and Stapleford called Albyns, jointly with John son of John de Boys, Thomas Martell, Thomas Cays and Richard Burle, who are still living, by the grant of John de Boys of Tolleshunt and Ralph Chamberlayn. Battles manor is held of John Howard, knight, of the honour of Montfichet as 1 knight’s fee, annual value £6 13s.4d.; Albyns of John le Eyr by a rent of 1/4d., annual value £6 13s.4d. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/72, no.36
E 149/94, no.2
E 152/424, no.2


ROBERT YEO
549
Writ 5 Feb. 1409.
DEVON. Inquisition. Barnstaple 25 March
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 toft and 1 ferling in Ringcombe of John earl of Huntingdon of his manor of South Molton by knight service, annual value 13s.4d.; and 1 messuage and 1 ferling in Stockbeare of Nicholas Bromeford of his manor of Broomford by knight service, annual value 6s.8d. In right of Joan his wife, who survives him, he held 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Aylescott of John earl of Huntingdon of his castle of Barnstaple by knight service, annual value 40s.; and the manor of Bradwell, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value £10. He died on 8 Aug. 1408. John his son and next heir was aged 19 years and more at his father’s death.
C 137/72, no.37
E 149/92, no.11


RICHARD DE SANCTO MAURO, KNIGHT
550
Writ 9 Jan. 1409.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Old Stratford 4 Feb
He held 1 messuage and 50 a. in Old Stratford in right of Mary his wife of the duchy of Lancaster of the manor of Passenham by a rent of 6d., annual value 20s. He died on 6 Jan. last. John his brother and next heir is aged 28 years and more.
551
Writ 9 Jan. 1409.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester 14 Jan
He held the manor of Meysey Hampton jointly with Mary his wife, who survives him, to them and their heirs with remainder to his right heirs by the grant, by their charter shown to the jurors, of Master William Loryng, canon of Salisbury, and John Gregory of Bruton. It is held of Humphrey, son and heir of Edmund earl of Stafford, of the honour of Gloucester by knight service, annual value £28. Date of death and heir as above.
552
Writ 9 Jan. 1409.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 8 Feb
He held nothing in Bedfordshire. Date of death and heir as above.
553
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Newport Pagnell 9 Feb 1409
In right of Mary his wife, who survives him, he held: Little Woolstone, the manor, of Lord Lovel, service unknown, annual value £10. Broughton, the manor, half of the earl of Stafford of the honour of Gloucester, service unknown, and half of Lord Latimer by knight service, annual value of the whole £6. Walton, 6s. rent from lands and tenements, of Lord Grey of Ruthin, service unknown. Simpson, 1 tenement, of the same lord by knight service, annual value 40s. Stony Stratford, 1 messuage, 1 parcel of meadow and 12d. rent, of the same lord, annual value 5s. Moulsoe, 2 cottages, of Elizabeth Bain of the manor of Moulsoe, annual value 6s. Milton Keynes, 1 toft and 1 virgate, of Thomas Aillesbury, knight, service unknown, annual value 6s. Newport Pagnell, 1 messuage, 1 cottage and 1 croft, the messuage of Lord Burnell, service unknown, the cottage and croft of the prior of Tickford, service unknown, annual value 30s. Date of death and heir as above.
554
Writ 13 Feb. 1409.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster 9 March
He held nothing in Middlesex. Date of death as above. Mary his wife is pregnant. Her child would be the next heir. Otherwise John his brother would be the next heir, aged 28 years and more.
555
Writ 9 Jan. 1409.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough 16 March
He held jointly with Mary his wife: Castle Eaton, the manor, to them, the heirs of their bodies and his right heirs by the grant, by charter shown to the jurors, of Master William Loring, canon of Salisbury, and John Grigory of Bruton. It is held of the earl of Stafford by knight service, annual value £20. Wittenham, the manor, by a similar grant, by charter shown to the jurors, of Master William Loring and Robert Leddred. It is held of the same earl, service unknown, annual value £7 13s.4d. Langham, the manor, by the same charter as last, held of Humphrey Stafford, knight, senior, service unknown, annual value £7. Date of death and possible heirs as above [no.554].
556
Writ 9 Jan. 1409.
DEVON. Inquisition. Okehampton 7 Feb
He held a service rent of 6d. from 1 messuage, 1 curtilage and 3 ferlings in West Millbrook in the parish of North Molton, which premises he had granted to Thomas Tronmere and John Tronmere to hold for their lives, rendering this sum at Michaelmas. The premises are held of Ela widow of Richard de Sancto Mauro, knight, his father, of the manor of North Molton by fealty and suit of court there twice yearly, annual value 13s.4d. He also held the reversion of them after the deaths of the Tronmeres. He died without heirs of his body. John his brother and next heir is aged 28 years and more.
557
Writ 9 Jan. 1409.
Ela wife of Richard, father of Richard, held in dower 1 messuage and 4 shops in Broad Street in Broad Street ward in the parish of St. Peter le Poor with reversion to Richard. By an indenture, dated at ‘Lovellesmersshe’ in Somerset on 10 Oct. 1401 and shown to the jurors, she granted all her rights in them to Richard on certain conditions. With them she granted 2 knight’s fees in Milton Clevedon by Bruton, formerly held by Thomas Lovell, 1 1/2 fees in Sparkford and Badgworth, held by John Lord Lovel and Holand, 1/2 fee in Discove held by Thomas Caremele and Joan Tottenesse, 1/4 fee in Foxcombe held by John Hugin, the rents and services of all these fees and also of Richard de la Mare, William Northlode and Richard Juwell for their holdings in Chilton Foliat and Westbury, and the rents and services of George Bithemore for 11 1/2 hides in ‘Alwardeston to hold for her life, but if Richard should die during her lifetime then all should revert to her for life. If in future she should stay in London then she should have the messuage at her pleasure, when not there Richard should have it. The witnesses to the indenture were William Sturton, John Mannyngford, John Fauntleroy, Robert Leddred, Thomas Barwe and others. So Richard held the London premises of the king in free burgage, as all London is held, annual value 4 marks. Date of death as above. John his brother and next heir is aged 28 years and more.
558
Writ 9 Jan. 1409.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 21 Jan
He held the manor of Winford Eagle in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value, including £14 in rents of tenants payable by equal parts at the four principal terms, 37 marks. Date of death and heir as above [no.557].
559
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bruton 17 Jan 1409
He held in his demesne as of fee: Castle Cary, the manor with the advowson of Ansford, except for all the lands in Pitcombe and Cole, formerly parcel of the manor, which Ela widow of Richard, his father, holds in dower, annual value of these lands £20. The manor and advowson are held to himself and his heirs under a fine of 1358 [CP 25(1)/287/45, no.541] by which John Derby, Walter de Polton and John de Westbury, chaplain, granted them to Nicholas de Sancto Mauro and Muriel his wife, the heirs of their bodies and the right heirs of Muriel. He was the son of Richard, son of Nicholas and Muriel. The annual value of the manor is £101 17s.10d., including £80 in rents of tenants payable by equal parts at the four terms. Road, the manor and advowson, of Walter Rodeney, knight, by knight service, annual value £20, including £18 in rents payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. Shepton Montague, 3 messuages, 1 curtilage, 360 a. and 1 virgate arable, and 8 a. meadow, of the heir of John late earl of Salisbury by fealty, annual value 50s. Charlton Mackrell and Charlton Adam, 2 messuages, various curtilages and gardens, 203 a. arable, 8 a. meadow and 12 a. pasture, of Nicholas Poulet by a rent of 12d., annual value 55s.2d. From Shepton Montague and the Charltons Richard de Sancto Mauro, senior, granted to Walter Silvayn, who is still living, a rent of 30s. for life, payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas; and Richard the son granted to John Chevent a rent of 40s. for life, payable by equal parts at the four principal terms. The charters making these grants were shown to the jurors. Jointly with Mary his wife, who survives him, he held 160 a. arable in Stoke Lane by the grant of William Loryng, canon of Salisbury, and Robert Leddred to them and their heirs with remainder to his right heirs. They are held of Maurice Russell, knight, by fealty, annual value 113s.4d. Jointly with John Lovell and others he held 1 messuage with curtilage, 25 a. arable, and 4 a. meadow in Clanville by the grant of Walter Blancpayne, who had held them time out of mind, to them and their heirs, of Richard and his predecessors of his manor of Castle Cary by a rent of 5s., annual value 13s.4d. Date of death and heir as above [no.557].
C 137/72, no.38, mm.1–18
E 149/92, no.5
E 152/427, nos.1, 3


MARY WIDOW OF RICHARD DE SANCTO MAURO, KNIGHT
560
Writ 28 July 1409.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 12 Oct
She held 1 messuage and 50 a. in Old Stratford to herself and her heirs by John Broughton, formerly her husband, by the grant of Thomas Peyvre, John Olney and Roger Keston, deceased. They are held of Thomas Peyvre and John Olney by the rent of a rose, annual value 20s. She died on 24 July last. John Broughton, her son and heir, is aged 2 years and more.
561
Writ 27 July 1409.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester 24 Aug
She held the manor and advowson of Meysey Hampton jointly with Richard her late husband by the grant, to them and their heirs, of Master William Loryng, canon of Salisbury, and John Gregory of Bruton, of the earl of Stafford by knight service, annual value £14. She died on 25 July last. Alice her daughter and next heir was aged 2 days on that day. John Broughton, her son and heir general, was then aged 1 1/2 years.
562
Writ 28 July 1409.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 26 Aug
She held 85 a. in Stoke Lane jointly with Richard her late husband by the grant, to them and their heirs, of Master William Loryng, canon of Salisbury, and Robert Ledred, of the heir of John earl of Salisbury by fealty alone, annual value 60s. Alice her daughter, aged 2 days at her death, is heir to this holding. She held the manor and advowson of Road, allotted to her in chancery in dower of Richard, with reversion to Alice. They are held of Walter Rodeneye, knight, by knight service, annual value £26. She held 50s. service rent from the manor of Castle Cary, allotted to her in dower from the free holdings of Richard, exceeding double the value of his holdings elsewhere, and extinguished by her death, being held of no one because a rent charge. She died on 25 July. John de Broughton, her son and heir, is aged 1 1/2 years.
563
DORSET. Inquisition. Sturminster Newton 28 Aug 1409
She held the manor of Winford Eagle, assigned to her in dower in chancery, with reversion to Alice her daughter aged 2 days at her death. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20. Date of death and heir as above [no.562].
564
Writ 28 July 1409.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough 31 Aug
She held the manors of Wittenham and Langham and the advowson of Wittenham jointly with Richard her late husband by the grant of Master William Loryng, canon of Salisbury, and Robert Ledred to them and their heirs. Wittenham is held of the earl of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 60s., Langham of Humphrey Stafford, senior, knight, service unknown, annual value 40s. Long before her death she held the manor of Castle Eaton and the advowson jointly with Richard by the grant of William Loryng and John Gregory of Bruton. She granted it by indenture, dated at London on 24 May 1409, except for wards, marriages and reliefs, to Robert Andrewe and Margaret his wife for their lives for a rent of £10. It is held of the earl of Stafford by knight service. She died on 25 July. Alice her daughter and next heir was aged 2 days at her death. John Broughton is her son and heir general, aged 1 1/2 years.
C 137/72, no.38, mm.19–27
E 149/94, no.10
E 152/427, 11, 13


MARGERY WIDOW OF WILLIAM HUGGEFORD, KNIGHT
565
Writ 11 Oct. 1408.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 28 Oct
She held in her demesne as of fee: Wilden, the manor, of the king in chief of the honour of Peverel by knight service, annual value £16 13s.4d. Carlton, 1 toft, 100 a. arable, 10 a. meadow and 20 a. wood called Pavenham, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 66s.8d. Hoo in Wootton by Bedford, 2 parts of the manor, of the heirs of Robert Totenham by knight service as parcel of the barony of Bedford, annual value nil because John Trailly, knight, formerly lord of the manor, granted to John Herteshorn and Alice his wife a rent of £6 for their lives from this manor by his charter dated at Northill on 30 Sept. 1392. Ravensden formerly called Trayles, 2 parts of the manor, annual value 13s.4d. and no more because Reynold Trailly, formerly lord of the manor, granted John Herteshorn, esquire, 5 marks yearly from it for life by his charter dated at Northill on 7 Aug. 1401. Of whom it is held is unknown. She died on 8 Aug. last. Margery, daughter of William son of William Hugeford, knight, is her heir and aged 2 years and more.
C 137/72, no.39


JOAN WIDOW OF WALTER FITZWAUTER, KNIGHT
566
Writ 12 May 1409.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Henhow 1 July
She held nothing in Suffolk. She died on 10 May last. Who is her next heir is unknown.
567
Writ 12 May 1409.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Hailsham 5 September
She held nothing in Sussex. She died on 11 May last. Humphrey her son and heir is aged 11 years and more.
568
Writ 12 May 1409.
On 1 June 1407 in pure widowhood by her charter she enfeoffed William Bourgchier, knight, John Whitteby, clerk, Robert Rykedon, Thomas Remys, John Eldres, John Basset of Chishall and John Aylleward, chaplain, in 1 house in the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, to them and their heirs and assigns. She died on 11 May last. Humphrey her son and next heir was aged 10 years on 18 Oct. last.
569
Writ 13 June 1409.
KENT. Inquisition. Sittingbourne 31 July
She held in her demesne as of fee: Murston, two parts of the manor with its appurtenances in Murston, Elmley, Luddenham, Graveney and Stone by Ospringe, with two parts of the advowson of the same and of the chapel of Swaynstree, of the king in chief of the castle of Dover, service unknown, annual value £10. Hollingbourne, a tenement called Greenway, of the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, of the manor of Hollingbourne in gavelkind, service unknown, annual value £4. She died on [blank in ms.] May last. Humphrey her son and next heir is aged 10 years and more. John earl of Somerset has held the premises since her death and taken the profits.
570
Writ 12 May 1409.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 5 June
By her charter dated at Dunton on 12 July 1407 she granted the manor and lordship of Dunton with all its members, fees, advowsons, liberties and franchises, to Henry Beaumond, Lord Beaumont, William Bourgchier, John Haward and Gerard Braybrok, knights, John Rome, clerk, John son of William Doreward, David Holbeck, Robert Rykedon, John Whitebi, clerk, Robert Neuport, Richard Baynard, Thomas Remys, Richard Fox, John Basset of Chishall, John Dabelat, John Eldres, Hubert, parson of Diss, Simon Cisterne, John Whiteside, clerk, William Aleyn of Cambridgeshire, Peter de Boxstede of Essex and John Ailward, chaplain, and their heirs and assigns, and they still hold it. It is held of the barony of Swanscombe, annual value nil because Gilbert Talbot, knight, Lord Talbot, deceased, granted Isabel his wife £40 yearly at Michaelmas for life from it, and John Deverose, knight, deceased, granted Reynold ap Reignold 8 marks yearly from it payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas. She died on 11 May last. Humphrey her son and next heir is aged 11 years and more.
571
Writ 12 May 1409.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 26 Aug
She held in her demesne as of fee: Lynhales, the castle and manor, of the earl of March of his manor of Stanton Lacy by knight service, annual value £20. Dorstone, the castle and manor, of the same Edmund earl of March of the lordship of Clifford by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Newton in the Welsh March, the manor, of the same earl and lordship, annual value 20s. Bishopstone, a quarter of the manor with the advowson, of the bishop of Hereford by knight service, annual value 40s. Whitchurch Maund, the manor, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 40s. For the term of 70 years she held certain lands, tenements, woods, rent and services in Whitchurch Maund and Maund Bryan by the grant of William Deveros, deceased, annual value 40s. She died on 6 May last. Humphrey her son and heir is aged 10 years. It is not possible to enter the castle of Lynhales because it is forcibly held by certain lieges whose names are unknown. [The last sentence is written on the dorse of the writ].
572
Writ 12 May 1409.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 8 June
She held in her demesne in fee tail the manors of Henham, annual value £13 10s., Roydon, annual value £9 4s.6d., Dunmow, annual value £9 20d., and Ashdon, annual value £10, with the knight’s fees and advowsons belonging to them, of the barony of Baynard’s Castle by knight service, by the grant to her and her heirs by Walter Fitzwalter, knight, with remainder to his right heirs, by John Cobham, knight, deceased, and John Reymes. Similarly she held the manor of Burnham to herself and the right heirs of Walter of the king of the same barony, annual value £40. She died on 10 May last. Humphrey her next heir is in the king’s ward and was aged 10 years on 18 Oct. last.
C 137/73, no.40
E 149/92, no.7


EDITH SISTER OF JOHN, SON AND HEIR OF RICHARD TOMER
573
Writ 8 Nov. 1408.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Yeovil 30 Nov
Owing to the minority of John, son and heir of Richard Tomer, 1 messuage, 60 a. arable, 10 a. meadow, 8 a. wood and 31 a. pasture in Henstridge, held of the heir of John late earl of Salisbury and by him, also a minor in the king’s ward, of the king in chief by knight service, came into the king’s hands, annual value £4. On 18 Jan. 1401 the king, by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, p.406] shown to the jurors, granted custody to the value of 100s. to Isabel Thorley until the full age of the heir of Richard. Thomas Thorley and Isabel granted the custody to Alice widow of John Thomer and William Carent. John the son of Richard died under age on 26 Sept. 1407. Edith, then aged 10 years and more, was his sister and heir. She died on 25 July last. Alice wife of William Carente is her aunt and heir, being the sister of Richard her father, and aged 30 years and more.
C 137/73, no.41


AMERY SON AND HEIR OF JOHN NOWERS, KNIGHT
574
Writ 1 Jan. 1408.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Stony Stratford 16 March
By the grant of Edward III [CPR 1367–70, p.242] to John Nowers, knight, Maud his wife and the heirs of his body, he held in his demesne in fee tail the manor and advowson of Gayhurst, except for the third part which Alice widow of John held in dower by assignment of Richard II. It is held of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee; annual value of the two parts £6 6s.8d. Robert Archer, sometime rector of Gayhurst, by his charter dated at Stoke Goldington on 19 Nov. 1364 granted the manor of Stoke Goldington to John and Maud Nowers and the heirs of their bodies, the heirs of his body and his right heirs. Maud died without heirs by John. He married Alice and they had issue Amery, Grace, Agnes and Joan. Joan married Robert Nevyll. At his death Amery held two parts of the manor of the king of the honour of Peverel as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £6. Owing to the death of John Nowers and the minority of his heir the manors came into the king’s hands and so remain. Amery died on 20 Dec. 1407. Grace, Agnes and Joan, wife of Robert Nevyll, are his heirs, aged 19, 16 and 15 years and more.
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GRACE SISTER OF AMERY NOWERS
575
Writ, quia habitum religionis assumpsit. 12 May 1409.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Newport Pagnell 17 May
On the day that she took the religious habit and on the day that she was professed Grace, sister of Amery Nowers, held a third part of two parts of the manor of Gayhurst in fee tail, and jointly with her two sisters in fee tail the advowson of Gayhurst, by the grant of Edward III to John Nowers, knight, their father, Maud his wife and the heirs of his body with remainder to the king. The manor was held of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee; annual value of the third part of two parts 26s.8d. Similarly she held a third part of two parts of the manor of Stoke Goldington and of the advowson by the grant of Robert Archer, sometime rector of Gayhurst, to John and Maud and the heirs of his body, of the king of the honour of Peverel as a quarter of a fee, annual value of a third part of two parts 24s. Maud died without heirs by John. He married Alice who survives him having had issue Amery, Grace, Agnes and Joan. Grace was professed in St. Giles [in the wood, Flamstead] in Bedfordshire on 21 April last. Joan wife of Robert Nevyll, her sister and next heir, is aged 16 years.
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AGNES SISTER AND HEIR OF AMERY NOWERS
576
Similar writ, 12 May 1409.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Newport Pagnell 17 May
Similar inquisition to the last, with different jurors, but the same findings for Agnes who was professed on the same day and in the same abbey.
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JAMES NORHAMPTON
577
Writ 18 May 1409.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 24 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 1 fardel (quatrona) in Northampton of the abbot of Crowland and of Robert Mawdeby, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. He died on 16 May last. William son of John Comberton son of William Comberton, brother of John father of James, is his cousin and next heir, aged 6 years and more.
578
Writ 18 May 1409.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster 2 Sept
He held a third part of the manor of Tottenham in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as a ninth part of a knight’s fee, annual value £18. He held lands and tenements in Shoreditch and Hoxton in his demesne in fee tail by the grant of Robert Comberton and William Cressewyk to him and the heirs of his body, with remainder failing such heirs to John son of William Comberton and his heirs. Of whom they are held and by what service is unknown; annual value £6 13s.4d. He married Anne, who survives him, and died on 16 May without heirs of his body. Heir as above.
579
Writ 18 May 1409.
He held in his demesne in fee tail a tenement called ‘le Hood’ in the parish of All Hallows the Great at the Hay in the Ropery, which John his father left to him by his will enrolled in the hustings on 11 Feb. 1398. John held it by purchase from John de Braughing by his charter enrolled in the hustings of common pleas on 6 May 1381 granting it to him and his heirs, with successive remainders to William son of William Comberton, his brother, and his heirs, Joan, Petronilla and Agnes, sisters of William son of William, and their heirs, John Comberton son of William, brother of John Norhampton, and the right heirs of John Norhampton. John died. James entered the tenement and held it and died without heirs of his body. William son of William died without heirs of his body. Petronilla also died. Agnes and Joan survive, aged 28 and 16 years and more and in accordance with the will it should remain to them. Its annual value is 100s. He also held to himself and the heirs of his body two tenements in the parish of St. Nicholas Shambles in Pentecost Lane, with remainder failing such heirs to the prior and convent of the Charterhouse to hold in perpetual alms, as appears by his will, annual value £10. All are held of the king in free burgage. He died on 16 May, heir as above.
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