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FULK PENBRUGGE, KNIGHT
580
Writ 14 June 1409.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Reading 22 June
He held for life the manor of Shottesbrook, the advowsons of two chantries there, 2 virgates in Waltham St. Lawrence, 104 a. arable and 3 roods of heath in Binfield and 10 a. meadow in Cookham, by the grant by royal licence [CPR 1405–8, p.336] of William son and heir of Lawrence Trussell, by his indenture shown to the jurors. The premises remain to Isabel widow of Fulk, William Mosse, parson of Lamport, who are still living, and Thomas Chelrey, deceased, to them and their heirs on certain conditions. He held the manor of Eaton Hastings with the advowson to himself and his heirs by Margaret his late wife by a fine of 1371–2 [licence, CPR 1370–4, p.118; CP 25(1)/12/71, no.5], between William Trussell of Kibblestone, knight, and Fulk and Margaret, made with royal licence, to them and their heirs with remainder to William Trussell, knight, and his heirs. Margaret died without heirs by Fulk, and the reversion was therefore to William son of Lawrence Trussell, kinsman and heir of William Trussell of Kibblestone, knight, he being the son of Lawrence, son of Warin, brother of John father of William Trussell. Afterwards William son of Lawrence granted the reversion by royal licence, as above, to Isabel, William Mosse and Thomas Chelrey to hold with the manor of Shottesbrook. Fulk attorned to them. Shottesbrook and the chantries are held of the king in chief by the rent of a pair of gilt spurs, annual value 8 marks. Waltham St. Lawrence, Binfield and Cookham are not held of the king in chief but of whom and by what service is unknown, annual values 7s., 20s. and 10s. Eaton Hastings with the advowson is held of the king in chief as one knight’s fee, annual value £20. He died on 24 May last. Juliana widow of Richard Vernon of Harlaston, knight, is his sister and heir, aged 60 years.
581
Writ 14 June 1409.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 24 Aug
Jointly with Isabel his wife, who survives him, he held the manors and advowsons of Marston Trussel and Thorpe Malsor for the term of their lives by the grant of William Mosse, parson of Lamport, and Robert Say, parson of Eaton Hastings, with successive remainders to William son of Lawrence Trussell, Margery his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and the right heirs of William Trussell, by their charter shown to the jurors. Marston Trussel is held of the lord of Astley of his manor of Astley, service unknown, annual value £10; and Thorpe Malsor of the earl of Stafford of his manor of Rothwell, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. They also held the manor of Lamport jointly with the advowsons [sic], except the advowson of Orlingbury, by the grant of William Mosse, by his charter shown to the jurors, for the term of their lives with successive remainders to William Trussell, Margery his wife and their heirs, and the right heirs of William Trussell. The manor and advowson of Lamport are held of the baron of Woodhill and of John de Pylkington, knight, and Margery his wife, service unknown, annual value £10. Date of death and heir, aged 60 years and more, as above.
582
Writ 14 June 1409.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Stone 16 July
He held jointly with Isabel his wife by the grant of William Mosse, parson of Lamport, and Walter Swan, parson of Pembridge, by their charter shown to the jurors, to them and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to William son of Lawrence Trussell and Margery his wife, who still live, and their heirs: Kibblestone, the manor, of Lady Elizabeth Ferrers of her manor of Tyrley, service unknown, annual value £20. Acton Trussell, the manor, of the earl of Stafford by the service of a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. Sheriffhales, half the manor, of the earl of Arundel by the service of a quarter fee, annual value 6 marks. Dunston, 10 a. meadow called ‘Erlesmedewe’, of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value 6s. Date of death and heir as above.
583
Writ 14 June 1409.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Tong 5 July
He held jointly with Isabel his wife by the grant of William Mosse, parson of Lamport, and Walter Swan, parson of Pembridge, to them and the heirs of their bodies: Tong, the manor, with remainder to Richard de Penbrugge, son of Richard Vernon, nephew of Fulk, and Benedicta his wife and the heirs of their bodies. It is held of Lord la Zouche, service unknown, annual value £10. Sheriffhales, half the manor, with remainder to William son of Lawrence Trussell and his heirs and assigns. It is held of the earl of Arundel by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £4. Date of death and heir as above.
584
Writ 14 June 1409.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Leominster 12 July
He held jointly with Isabel his wife to them and the heirs of their bodies by the grant of William Mosse, parson of Lamport, and Walter Swane, parson of Pembridge: Gillow, the reversion of the manor held for life by William Burghull, and Ullingswick, the reversion of the manor held for life by William Vernon, with successive remainders to Richard de Penbrugge, son of Richard Vernon, nephew of Fulk, and Benedicta his wife, the heirs of their bodies and the heirs the body of Richard de Penbrugge, then one half to William Luddelow and Isabel his wife, and the heirs of Isabel, and afterwards to Joan her sister and the heirs of her body; and the other half first to Joan and the heirs of her body, and afterwards to William Luddelow and Isabel and the heirs of her body; failing all these, both halves to William Vernon son of Richard Vernon, knight, the heirs of his body, and the right heirs of Fulk. Gillow is held of Gilbert Talbot, knight, of the honour of the castle of Goodrich, service unknown, annual value 40s., and Ullingswick of the abbot and convent of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value £6. Date of death and heir as above.
585
Writ 14 June 1409.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester 21 Sept
Jointly with Isabel his wife by the same grant as in the last [no.584] he held the manor and advowson of Aylestone, except for the lands which were held of Richard Gavreleston, to them and their heirs, of Thomas de Harecourt, knight, of his manor of Market Bosworth, service unknown, annual value £20. Successive remainders as in last. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/73, no.45


WILLIAM NEULAND
586
Writ 11 Oct. 1408.
YORK. Inquisition. York Castle 20 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee of Ralph earl of Westmorland by knight service: Whenby, the manor, with demesne lands, meadows and pastures, annual value 40s., and 6 messuages and 20 bovates with meadows and pastures in the same place, annual value £4, and 6 cottages with crofts, annual value 13s.4d. Skewsby, 1 messuage, 6 tofts and 20 bovates, annual value 40s. He also held in his demesne as of fee: Scacrkleton, 2 tofts and 4 bovates, of the abbot of Newland in socage, annual value 10s. Humburton, 1 messuage and 2 bovates, of John de Barton in socage, annual value 6s. Newland, 1 capital messuage, 6 tofts, 100 a. arable, 10 a. meadow and 6 a. moor, of John Poucher, knight, in socage, annual value 60s. He died at Whenby on 24 Sept. last. Helen, wife of William Hallegate, is his sister and heir, aged 30 years and more.
587
Writ 11 Oct. 1408.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Marston 24 Oct
He held the manor of Marston with its members in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service and suit at the sheriff’s tourn at Harlaxton yearly after Michaelmas. There are the site, annual value nil because totally wasted, 8 bovates in demesne with meadow and pasture, 40s., 11 messuages and 11 bovates of land in servile tenure with meadow and pasture, annual value 7s.4d. each, 7s. in assize rents payable by equal parts at Christmas and Midsummer, 2 courts with view of frankpledge after Easter and Michaelmas, a court every 3 weeks and waifs and strays both in the commons and wastes of Marston and in the manor, annual value nil. Place and date of death and heir as above.
C 137/73, no.46


JOHN TUCHET, KNIGHT
588
Commission of inquiry to John Daneys and John Fray. 30 Dec. 1408 [CPR 1408–13, p.67].
LINCOLN. Inquisition before John Fray. Sapperton 18 Jan 1409
He held the manor of Sapperton in his demesne as of fee and enfeoffed Thomas Tuchet, parson of Mackworth, and John Tuchet, clerk, with the intention that after his death they should enfeoff his heir in fee simple when he reached full age. If no heir reached full age they should enfeoff John, brother of Thomas, on condition that he took the name and arms of John Tuchet, knight. After the grant he continued to take the issues and profits to his own use. The manor is held in chief of the lady of Castle Bytham of the castle of Bytham by knight service, annual value 40s. He died on 19 Dec. last. James his son and heir is aged 10 years and more.
589
Lincolnex officio
John Tuchet, Lord Audley, held a rent of 55s.8d. from the manor of ‘Estehall’ in Sapperton in his demesne as of fee, and the reversion of the manor after the death of Thomas Leveryngton, who holds it for life by this rent. It is held of Alice widow of Robert Basset of Sapcote, knight, of the castle of Bytham Castle as an eighth part of a knight’s fee. Death as above. John his son, under age, is next heir.
590
He held no lands in Bristol. When he died, who is his next heir and of what age is unknown.
591
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition before John Fray. Badgeworth 16 March 1409
He held a fourth part of the manor of Badgeworth in his demesne as of fee of the earl of Stafford by knight service, annual value £11 17s.1d. Date of death and heir as above [no.588].
592
ex officio
John Twychet, knight, held the manor of West Raddon in his demesne as of fee of the earl of March of his manor of Marshwood Vale by knight service and suit of court twice yearly, annual value £8. The earl is a minor in the king’s ward. He died on 27 Dec. last. His son … [words illegible].
593
DEVON. Inquisition before John Fray. West Raddon 28 March 1409
He held in his demesne as of fee: West Raddon, half of the manor, of the earl of March by knight service, annual value £6 14d. Kilmington, a half of a fifth part of the manor, of the earl of Devon by knight service, annual value 16s.10 1/2d. George Nympton, a half of a fifth part of the manor, of the earl of Huntingdon by knight service, annual value 15s. He died on 19 Dec. last. James his son and heir is aged 10 years and more.
594
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition before John Fray. Monnington 19 March 1409
He held in his demesne as of fee: Monnington, a third part of the manor, of the earl of Warwick by knight service, annual value £7 3s.4d. Dilwyn, a third part of the manor, of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value £11 3s.4d. Newport in Cemais in the Welsh March, half the castle and lordship, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £34 and no more because destroyed by the Welsh rebels. Llandovery, in the March, a third part of the castle and lordship, of the prince by knight service, annual value £50 and no more because of invasion and destruction by the rebels of Wales. Date of death and heir as in last.
595
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition before John Fray. Broughton Gifford 23 March 1409
He held a fourth part of the manors of Broughton Gifford and Ashton Giffard in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual values £9 10s. and 100s. Date of death and heir as above [no.593].
596
ex officio
John Twychet, knight, held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service: Stowey, half the manor, annual value £10 6s.8d. Woolavington, half the manor, annual value £10 16s. Puriton and Downhead, half the manors, annual value £10 10s. Stockland Lovell, half the manor, annual value 70s. Honibere, half the manor, [value not stated]. He also held of the master of St. Mark’s, Bristol, certain lands in Woolston by knight service, annual value 10s. He died on 20 Dec. last. James his son and heir is aged 14 years and more.
597
SOMERSET. Inquisition before John Fray. Bridgwater 30 March 1409
John Tuchet, knight, held half the manors of Stowey, Honibere, Woolavington, Puriton and Downhead, except for 1 messuage and 20 a. in Honibere, in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service as half a barony, annual value £61 17s.6 3/4d; half the manor of Stockland Lovell of the master of St. Mark’s, Bristol, by knight service, annual value 103s.4d; and the messuage and 20 a. in Honibere of Hugh Loterell by knight service, annual value 10s. Date of death and heir as above [no.593].
598
STAFFORD. Inquisition before John Fray. Gnosall 23 Jan 1409
He died in his demesne as of fee: Betley, a third part of the borough, with a third part of a third part of the park of Heighley, of the heir of William Betteley, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. Audley, a half of a third part of the manor, of the lord of Alton, service unknown, annual value 12 marks. Horton, a third part of a third part of the manor, of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value 8 marks. Over Longsdon, a half of the vill, with a half of a third part of the vill of Balterley, of the lord of Alton, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Tunstall, a third part of a third part of the manor, of the heir of Alan de Greseley, service unknown, annual value 12 marks. Alstonefield, a half of a third part of the manor, of the king in chief of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value 7 marks 6s.8d. Date of death and heir as above [no.593].
599
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition before John Fray. Munslow 26 Jan 1409
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service a third part of Red Castle with the lordship, annual value £22, a third part of the manor of Edgmond, annual value £21, half of the manor of Ford, annual value £19, and half the borough of Newport, annual value 9 marks. He formerly held the manor of Leegomery and enfeoffed Thomas, parson of Mackworth in Derbyshire, and John Tuchet, clerk, to hold in safety to his use and that of his heirs, that they might after his death enfeoff his heir when he reached full age. If he failed to reach full age they should enfeoff John brother of Thomas on condition that he took the name and arms of John Tuchet, knight. Thus the manor was held to his use and he had the issues. It is held of the castle and honour of Montgomery by knight service, being in the king’s ward owing to the minority of Edmund earl of March, annual value £40. Date of death and heir as above [no.593].
600
RUTLAND. Inquisition before John Fray. Oakham 14 Jan 1409
He formerly held 2 parts of the manor and advowson of Ashwell in his demesne as of fee and the reversion of the third part after the death of Maud his mother who held in dower. He enfeoffed Thomas, parson of Mackworth in Derbyshire, and John Tuchet, clerk, in the two parts and reversion of the third, on the same conditions as in the last, with the addition that if John brother of Thomas died without heirs of his body they should found a hospital to pray for his soul and the souls of his ancestors and heirs. Ashwell is held of the prince of Wales of the honour of Chester by knight service, annual value £26. Maud died during his lifetime. Date of death and heir as above [no.593].
601
DERBY. Inquisition before John Fray. Sandiacre 21 Jan 1409
He held the reversion of the manor of Morton in fee simple after the death of Maud his mother and granted it to Thomas Tuchet, parson of Mackworth, and John Tuchet, clerk, on the same conditions as above [nos.599–600]. Maud died during his lifetime, and he entered, took the profits to his use and died holding it. It is held of the prince of the honour of Chester by knight service, annual value 40 marks. Date of death and heir as above [no.593].
C 137/73, no.47
E 149/93/13, mm.3, 4
602
ex officio
He, who held elsewhere of the king in chief, held in his demesne as of fee: Betley, a third part of the borough. There are a third part of assize rents of 40s. payable at Lady Day and Michaelmas by equal parts, 2 watermills, annual value 26s.8d., and a third part of the toll of the borough, 2s.4d. As Lord Audley and of Heighley, by letters patent he granted an annuity of 40s. from the profits of the borough payable by the bailiffs by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas to John son of James de Thikenes for life. Audley, half of a third part of the manor. There are assize rents of £6 6s.8d., and demesne lands, annual value 12s. both payable as above, a tallage worth 10s. at Martinmas, customary works at Lammas, 14 1/2d., a half of a third part of a mill, 10s., and half of the issues of the park there, 16s. By letters patent he granted an annuity of 40s. from Audley, payable as above, to John Hornynglowe for life. Horton and Endon, a third part of a third part of the manors. There are assize rents of £4 8s.10d. payable by equal parts at the Ascension and Martinmas, a third part of a third part of the enclosed pasture called Horton Lay, 13s.4d. at Midsummer and Martinmas, and a third part of a third part of 2 mills, 4s. As Lord Audley and of Heighley and Llandovery, by letters patent of 24 May 1408 he granted an annuity of 5 marks for life from these manors, payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas to Henry Sherrard. Tunstall, a third part of a third part of the manor. In that part are assize rents of £4 payable by equal parts at Lady and Michaelmas, the service called tallage, 15s.6d. at Martinmas, customary works, 9s. payable at Candlemas and Lammas, the custom called ‘stuth’ every third year at Ascension, this being the second year, 26s.8d., a third part of a third part of a Watermill, 3s. at Lady Day and Michaelmas, and a third part of a third part of a quarry, 40s. at Midsummer and Martinmas. Alstonefield, half of a third part of the manor, comprising assize rents and farm of the pasture, 100s., 40s. at Lady Day and 60s. at Michaelmas. From this part he granted an annuity of 60s. for life to John son of Richard Tuchet of Mackworth. Over Longsdon, half of the manor, and half of a third part of the vill of Balterley. There are assize rents of 11s.6d. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. He granted an annuity of 2 marks for life from all his lands in Staffordshire to Thomas de Thikenes. He died on 19 Dec. last. James his son and heir was aged 10 years on 26 Dec.
C 137/75, no.75


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF JOHN TUCHET, KNIGHT
603
Writ to assign dower, 3 May 1409.
CPR 1408–13
Assigned: a third part of a quarter of the manor of Badgeworth with a third part of all rents, services, wardships, marriages, reliefs, escheats, knight’s fees, advowsons and all other appurtenances, which third part John Tuchet held undivided, to hold for life with reversion to the heirs of John Tuchet.
C 137/75/74


BLANCHE WIDOW OF THOMAS PONYNGES, KNIGHT
604
Writ 28 July 1409.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark 20 Aug
She held a hospice in the parish of St. Margaret, Southwark, in dower of Thomas with reversion to his right heirs. It is held of the archbishop of Canterbury of his manor of North Lambeth by a rent of 20d., annual value 40s. She died on 21 July last. John son of the Earl Marshal is her next heir, aged 18 years and more. Robert de Ponynges son of Richard, brother of Thomas, is his next heir, aged 26 years and more.
605
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Hailsham 15 Aug 1409
She held the manor of Perching for her life and one year more by the grant of William Elyngtone, knight, and Roger Dalyngregge, with reversion to the right heirs of Thomas, her late husband, annual value £20. She held in dower with reversion to the right heirs of Thomas: Slaugham, the manor and advowson, annual value £10, and Pangdean, the manor, annual value 20 marks, both with Perching, of Thomas earl of Arundel of his castle of Lewes by knight service. Truleigh, a third part of half the manor, of the Earl Marshal of his castle of Bramber by knight service, annual value 26s.8d. Newells, a third part of the manor, of the heirs of William Fifhyde of his manor of Kingston by Sea by a rent of 2s., annual value 20s. Westdean, a third part of the manor, of Thomas Sakevyle by a rent of 9s.5 1/4d. for castleward, annual value 26s.8d. Date of death and heirs as above.
606
Writ 28 July 1409.
KENT. Inquisition. Wye 11 Aug
She held in dower: Newington by Hythe, rents of £10 4s.1d. from various tenements in the manor of Newington, a member of the manor of Terlingham, of the king in chief by the service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee, with reversion to the heirs of Thomas. Eastwell, the site of the manor, 134 a. arable of which half may be sown each year, then worth 4d. the a., the rest serving as pasture for sheep at 2d., rents of 109s.6d., 60 hens and 200 eggs, the money payable on St. Andrew’s day 3s.1d., at Christmas 26s. 11 3/4d., on Palm Sunday 3s.1d., at Easter 26s.5 3/4d., at Midsummer 30s. 10 1/2d., at Lammas 16d. and 19 1/4d. for ‘Remescot’, and at Michaelmas 16s.1 3/4d. for ward of Dover castle, the hens at Christmas worth 2d. each, and the eggs at Easter 5d. the 100. There is one stone chamber with cellar below, 1 very ruinous chapel, 2 stables, 1 byre, 2 ruinous weirs of no value, 1 watermill totally ruined and worthless for lack of repair, and pleas and perquisites of court 12d. The manor is held of the king of the honour of Arsic by a rent of 20s. and also by the upkeep of a house within the castle of Dover when repairs are needed. Boughton Aluph, the pasture called Seaton’s, by the service of finding the king one leash of greyhounds (vealtarum) when he goes to Gascony from these parts, and 1 pair of slippers, price 2 1/2d., until the greyhounds are required. The pasture is worth 26s.8d. yearly with 40d. rent payable at Easter and Michaelmas and 3 hens at Christmas worth 2d. each. Eastwell, 40 a. in a place called Otterpley there, of Lord Say by knight service as a twenty-first part of a fee. Half may be sown each year and is then worth 4d. the a., the rest serves as pasture for sheep at 2d. Ashenfield, 5 marks rent payable at Easter and Michaelmas from the manor, of the abbot of St. Augustine’s, Canterbury, by knight service, and 26s.8d. in rent, newly acquired from Thomas Aldon, knight, payable by equal parts at the four principal terms from lands formerly of John Reynold of Westwell, of Lord Say by knight service, wih reversion to the heirs of Thomas. She held the manor and advowson of Horsmonden for life by the grant of Arnold Savage, William Tauk and William Elynton, knights, John Newmarche, Roger Dalyngregge, Hugh Waterton and John Bakere, clerk, with remainder to the heirs of Thomas, of William de Vaux of his manor of Chekeswell by knight service. There are 1 ruinous messuage of no value, 80 a. arable, half being sown each year and worth 4d. the a., and the rest 2d. as pasture, 26s.8d. in assize rents payable by equal parts at the four principal terms, a rent of 4 hens at Christmas, price 2d. each, and a watermill 13s.4d. Date of death and heir of Thomas as above.
607
ex officio
She held the manor and vill of Newsholme with its appurtenances in Gribthorpe, Thornton and Brind for life of the king in chief by knight service, by the grant of John son of John, son of Roger de Moubray, sometime lord of the Isle of Axholm, with reversion to him, the grant being made with royal licence; annual value of the site nil, of the vill and its members £26. She died on 24 July. John son of Thomas Moubray, late duke of Norfolk, is heir of John, being the son of Thomas, son of John, son of John, son of John, son of Roger, and aged 20 years and more.
608
Writ 8 Feb. 1411.
YORK. Inquisition. Selby 10 June
Blanche Lady Ponynges, formerly wife of John Wiltshire, knight, held the manor of Newsholme for life by the grant of John late Lord Mowbray, with reversion to himself and his heirs. Of whom it is held and by what service is unknown; annual value £26 13s.4d. She died on 26 July 1409. John Moubray, a minor in the king’s ward, is next heir of John Lord Mowbray, being the son of Thomas, son of John his son. He was aged 20 years on 10 Aug. last. John Moubray, Earl Marshal, a minor in the king’s ward, has received the issues since her death, by letters patent [CPR 1408–13, pp.168, 220].
609
Writ 8 Feb. 1411.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Chipping Warden 14 May
By the grant of John Lord Segrave, knight, she held for life a rent of £33 from the manor of Chalcombe, payable by equal parts at St. Andrew’s day, Lady Day, Midsummer and Michaelmas, with reversion to him and his heirs. A rent of 8s. in Wardington is parcel of it. She died on 26 July 1409. John Moubray, under age, is the next heir being the son of Thomas, son of Elizabeth, daughter of John de Segrave. He was aged 20 on 10 Aug. Joan countess of Hereford received £8 rent at St. Andrew’s day after the death of Blanche. John Moubray has had the rest by virtue of letters patent, as above.
610
Writ 8 Feb. 1411.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Loughborough 9 June
By the grant of John de Segrave she held the manor of Diseworth and its members for life, with reversion to him and his heirs. Of whom and by what service it is held is unknown; annual value 25 marks. Date of death and heir as above. Joan countess of Hereford has had 20 marks from the rent, John de Moubray the rest, as above.
611
ex officio
Geoffrey Langley, knight, held the manor of Siddington and had two sons, Walter and Geoffrey. Walter inherited the manor and had a son John by his first wife, and another son Robert by another wife. By a fine of 1324–5 [CP 25(1)/76/54, no.325] he acknowledged the right of Robert de Farndon, clerk, to this manor by the name of the manor of North Siddington and to 1 messuage, 2 carucates and 4s. rent in Tarlton and Rodmarton, and Farndon regranted them to John and Ela his wife for their lives with remainder to Geoffrey de Langeley, Mary his wife and the right heirs of Geoffrey. He had a son Geoffrey whose daughter Joan was married to John de Cherlton, knight. After the death of Mary, John and Joan succeeded to the premises. Joan was abducted by John Trillowe during her husband’s life, but was reconciled with him and died pregnant by him and without issue. After her death John Trillowe occupied the manor, claiming to hold by the law of England. Geoffrey brother of Walter had a son Edmund who married Joan and had issue Geoffrey and Joan. Joan died and Edmund married Elizabeth daughter of Justice William de Bereford and had a son John, father of the present John Langley. Geoffrey and Mary, Geoffrey their son and Joan all died without issue. Therefore the manor should descend to John Langley as heir of Geoffrey son of John, namely son of John, son of Edmund, son of Geoffrey, brother of Walter, father of John, father of Geoffrey son of John. After the death of Joan daughter of Geoffrey this John entered the manor, but for fear of death did not dare continue the estate which he claimed. Afterwards John Worthe entered the manor and claimed it as heir of Geoffrey son of John on behalf of his mother Beatrice, and in it he enfeoffed William Beauchamp, John Lovell, John Devereux and Lewis Clifford, knights, Henry Norton, esquire, Hugh Leversegge and Stephen le Leene, clerks. The tenants attorned to them. John Worthe died without issue and the feoffees granted the manor to Blanche, as the widow of John de Worthe, knight, for life with remainder to John Langeley. Blanche in her widowhood and all the tenants attorned to John Langeley. Before 1396–7 she released her rights in the manor to John. He entered it and she had no further estate in it. The manor is held of the king of the fee of Lacy by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value £14 40d. She died on 21 July last. Her next heir is unknown.
612
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition before the same escheator with different jurors. Northleach 12 Sept 1409
Same findings as last.
C 137/74, nos.48, 53
C 137/81, no.19
E 149/92, no.15; 93, no.10
E 152/428


JOAN WIDOW OF JOHN DEYNCOURT, KNIGHT
613
Writ 20 Nov. 1408.
She held in her demesne as of fee: Upton, the manor, of the king in chief of the honour of Pontefract as half a knight’s fee, annual value £10 6s.8d. Stillingfleet, the manor, of the heir of the earl of Kent by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value £26 15s. Dringhouses, the manor, of the prior of Holy Trinity, York, by a rent of 1 lb. of incense or 2d., annual value £18 10s. Bedale, half the manor with the advowson, of the earl of Richmond by knight service, annual value £31. Aiskew, the manor, as last, annual value £33 6s.8d. Romaldkirk, Ovington, Scotton, Melsonby and North Cowton, lands and tenements with the advowson of Melsonby, of the earl of Richmond, service unknown, annual value 70s. Richmond, 30s. rent, of the same earl. Kiplin, 1 messuage and 1 bovate, of the same earl, annual value 8s. Askham Bryan, half the manor, of the same earl by knight service, annual value £19 18d. Bainton, a quarter of the manor, of Lord Mowbray of his manor of Thirsk by knight service, annual value £30 13s.4d. Killerby, the manor, of the same earl by knight service, annual value 26 marks. Linton in Craven, 13s. rent and the advowson, of John the king’s son, of the fee of Henry Percy, late earl of Northumberland, by knight service. She died on 16 Nov. 1408. William her son and heir is aged 5 years and more.
614
OXFORD. Inquisition. Henley upon Thames 11 April 1409
The manor of Rotherfield Greys which was held by Joan Deyncourt comprises: £21 in assize rents of free tenants and tenants at will payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, a garden, annual value 10s., … in demesne, in 1 field 40s., in another field 13s.4d., in a third field 13s.4d., and a fourth field 10s., 12 a. meadow with eyots 40s., wood in demesne, value without causing waste 53s.4d., the park, pasture and agistment nil beyond the wages of the parkers and cost of the enclosure. [Exchequer note] Annual value £30.
615
ex officio
She held the manor of Duston in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £30. She died on 20 Nov. last. The age of William her son and heir is unknown.
C 137/74, no.39
C 137/75, no.76
E 149/92, no.13


WILLIAM WROFTON
616
Writ 6 Nov. 1408.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester 6 Dec
He held the manor and advowson of Didmarton jointly with Alice his wife, who survives him, of the earl of Hereford in socage, service unknown, annual value 50s.3d. He died on 4 Nov. last. John his son and heir is aged 7 years and more.
617
Writ 6 Nov. 1408.
Andrew Taylour and John Baily, chaplains, granted the manor of Didmarton with all lands, tenements, meadows, pastures, rents, wards, marriages, reliefs, heriots and escheats in Didmarton and Oldbury on the Hill by charter to William and Margaret [sic] his wife and his heirs. It is held of the earl of Hereford in socage by suit of court once yearly at Gloucester, annual value 50s. Date of death and heir as above.
618
Writ 6 Nov. 1408.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 19 Dec
He held the manor of Alwington in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief in socage without rendering anything to him, annual value £10 3 1/2d. Date of death and heir as above.
619
Writ 6 Nov. 1408.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Wellington 3 Jan 1409
By a fine of 1403 [CP 25(1)/201/33, no.28] Thomas Harewell, Robert Orchard and William Pynche conveyed the manor of Bawdrip with the advowson and 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 4 a. meadow in Chilton Trinity to Thomas Beaupeny and Margaret his wife, with successive remainders to William Wrofton, Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies, the heirs of the body of Margaret, the heirs of the bodies of Thomas and Margaret Beaupeny, the heirs of Margaret Beaupeny, and the right heirs of William Wrofton. Thomas Beaupeny died. Margaret his widow by an indenture dated at Bawdrip on 12 Dec. 1406 granted all her estate in the premises to William Wrofton and Margaret. By virtue of this they were seised of Bawdrip, Washford, Idson and Chilton Trinity. Bawdrip is held of Richard de Sancto Mauro, service unknown, annual value 20 marks; Washford, parcel of Bawdrip, of the abbot of Old Cleeve, service unknown, annual value 4 marks; tenements in Idson of the heir of Walter Romesy, knight, under age in the king’s ward, service unknown, annual value 40s.; and the messuage and carucate in Chilton Trinity, parcel of the same manor, of John Hugyn and Thomas Michell, service unknown, annual value 20s. Date of death and heir as above.
620
Writ 6 Nov. 1408.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Calne 29 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee: Beversbrook, the manor and advowson of the chapel with 1 carucate in Calstone Wellington, parcel of the manor, of Willelma widow of John Roches, knight, service unknown, annual value 100s. Medbourne, the manor with its appurtenances in Medbourne and Liddington, and lands, tenements and services in Wanborough, Chiseldon, Draycot Foliat and Walcot, by the grant of Robert Elys, vicar of Broad Hinton, and John Colerne, chaplain, to him, Margaret and his heirs. The manor is held of the abbess of Shaftesbury, service unknown, annual value 10 marks, Wanborough of the prior of Lewes in socage, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d., and Chiseldon, Draycot Foliat and Walcot of the abbot of Hyde by Winchester in socage, service unknown, annual value 40s. Greenhill by Wootton Bassett, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of Edward duke of York in free socage by a rent of 1 pair of spurs or 6d., annual value 20s. Woodhill by Wootton Bassett, the manor, of the king by a rent of 4 barbed arrows, annual value 100s.; and 1 messuage and 1 virgate in West Tockenham, of the prior of Bradenstoke, service unknown, annual value 3s.4d.; all by the grant of Andrew Taillour and John Baylly, chaplain, to William, Margaret his wife and his heirs. Witcombe and Hilmarton, 1 toft and 2 virgates, of William Wydecombe of the manor of Witcombe, service unknown, annual value 3s.4d. As parcener with Joan widow of Robert Crekkelade he held 4 tenements and 4 virgates in Haydon and Haydon Wick of William Beauchamp, Lord Abergavenny, of his manor of Allington by a rent of 3s.4d., annual value 13s.4d. High Swindon, 1 burgage, of Richard Lord Talbot in free burgage by a rent of 12d., annual value 3s.4d. Date of death and heir as above.
621
Commission of inquiry to William Sturmy, knight, William Wilcotes, William Stourton, Robert Plays, William Alisaundre and John Brid. 16 May 1409 [CPR 1408–13, p.109].
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition, before Sturmy, Plays and Brid. Marlborough 1 July
He held in his demesne as of fee: Beversbrook, the manor with the advowson of the free chapel, of Queen Joan of her manor of Hampstead Marshall by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value 100s. Calstone Wellington, 1 carucate, of Queen Joan of the same manor as half a knight’s fee, annual value 40s. He held no more of the king in his demesne as of fee. What he held of others in his demesne as of fee is unknown. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/74, nos.50, 50b
E 149/93, no.9


EDMUND EARL OF KENT
622
Writ for fees. 8 March 1410.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 13 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee the advowsons of Lamarsh and Wakes Colne and of the free chapel in the manor of North Weald Bassett, extending together at 103 marks. Edward III granted them to Edmund earl of Kent, his [great] uncle [CChR 1327–41, pp.2–5]. From him they descended to Edmund his son, and John brother of the younger Edmund, both of whom died without heirs of their bodies. So they came to Joan princess of Wales as sister and heir, to Thomas her son, Thomas his son, and to Edmund as brother and heir of the younger Thomas. He died without heirs of his body. Edmund son of Eleanor, late countess of March, daughter of Thomas earl of Kent, one sister of Edmund, Joan duchess of York, his second sister, Margaret widow of John earl of Somerset, his third sister, Eleanor wife of Thomas earl of Salisbury, his fourth sister, and Elizabeth wife of John de Nevyll, knight, his fifth sister, are next heirs.
623
Writ for fees. 12 Oct. 1409.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham 20 Aug 1410
By the grant of Edward III, as in the last, he held in his demesne in fee tail: Little Casterton, 1/2 fee belonging to the manor of Easton Maudit, formerly held by Richard de Scrope, knight, extending at 20s. Ryhall, a sixth part of a fee, once held by Agnes de Irnehard, 6s.8d., and a sixth part of a fee held by William Waryn, 6s.8d. Descent and heirs as above.
624
Writ 18 Sept. 1408.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Ryhall 2 Nov
He held the manor of Ryhall in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief by knight service by the grant of Edward III as above [no.622]. He died without heirs of his body on 15 Sept. last. His next heirs are Edmund son of Eleanor his sister, aged 18 years and more, Joan duchess of York, wife of William de Wyloughby, his second sister, 24 and more, Margaret widow of John earl of Somerset, his third sister, 22 and more, Eleanor wife of the earl of Salisbury, his fourth sister, 21 and more, and Elizabeth wife of John de Nevyll, his fifth sister, 20 and more.
625
Writ for fees. 5 July 1410.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Bury St Edmunds 20 Aug
By the grant of Edward III, as above, he held in fee tail: Sutton, 1 fee, formerly held by Henry de Sutton, 40s. Clopton, 1/2 fee, formerly held by Peter de Bexstede, 20s. Icklingham, 1 fee, formerly held by John de Berners, 40s. Barningham, 2 fees, £4. Todenham, 1 fee, formerly held by Edmund Hengrave, knight, 40s. Layh[am], the advowson, £15. He died without heirs; sisters and heirs as above, no ages given.
626
Writ for fees. 8 March 1409.
YORK. Inquisition. Cottingham 20 April 1410
By the grant of Edward III, as above, he held in fee tail: Cottingham, Hessle, Little Weighton, Bentley, Hunsley, Wolfreton, Newton, Etton, Riplingham, Brantingham, Elstronwick, Drewton and Awnhams, 2 fees, annual value £4; and the advowsons of Cottingham, presenting at two vacancies, £40, Rowley £20, Etton £10, Haltemprice priory 10 marks, Mount Grace priory 40s., and two parts of the abbeys [sic] of Rosedale and Keldholme, each 40s. No date of death; heirs as above.
627
Writ for fees. 8 March 1409.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Huntingdon 7 April 1410
He held in his demesne in fee tail: Buckworth, 1/2 fee, once held by John Bere, 20s. Coppingford, 1 fee, once held by Simon de Coppemanford and Salvayn de Bevyle, 40s. Buckden, 1 fee, once held by Robert de Bukton, 40s. Buckworth, 1 fee, once held by William Grymbald, 20s. Molesworth, two parts of a fee, formerly held by Simon de Drayton, 26s.8d. Catworth, 1/4 fee, once held by Robert de Huntyngdon, 10s. No date of death; descent and heirs as above.
628
Writ for fees. 12 Oct. 1409.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Ollerton 4 Aug 1410
He held in his demesne in fee tail: Lamcote and Hucknall, 2 fees, formerly held by John Torald and William Payte, £4. Plumtree, 1/2 fee, formerly held by William son of William, 20s. Clipston by Plumtree, 1/4 fee, formerly held by Lady Byngham, 10s. Hickling, 1/4 fee, formerly held by William Grey, 10s. Edwalton, 1/4 fee, formerly held by Thomas de Chaworth, 10s. Grant, descent and heirs as above.
629
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Lincoln 20 Oct 1410
He held in his demesne in fee tail: Market Deeping, 1/2 fee and 1/20 fee, 22s. South Kelsey, advowson of St. Nicholas’s church, £10. Deeping St. James, advowson of the priory, 100s. Grant, descent and heirs as above.
630
Writ 18 Sept. 1408.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 26 Oct
He held nothing in the county. Who is his heir is unknown.
631
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Ware 30 Oct 1408
He held the manor of Ware in his demesne as of fee of Lord Ferrers of Groby by a rent of 6s.8d., annual value £89 19s. It was granted by Edward I to John Wake, Joan his wife and Thomas their son [CPR 1292–1301, p.392]. Thomas died without heirs of his body and the manor descended to Margaret his sister, wife of Edmund of Woodstock, earl of Kent, and it descended with his holdings as above [no.622]. Similarly he held the court called the court of the honour of Bourne held yearly at Hertford. It is held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 12d. Date of death, heirs and their ages as above.
632
He held the manor of Ware as in the last. From it he granted 1 messuage and 120 a. to William Wellys for life. In the manor are 1 capital messuage, annual value nil, 700 a. arable at 2d., 116s.8d., 80 a. meadow at 12d., £4, 30 a. pasture at 6d., 15s., 1 watermill, £10, assize rents, £30 payable by equal parts at the four principal terms, perquisites of court, 6s.8d., and a park, nil beyond the keeping of the game and costs of the enclosure. It is held of Lord Ferrers of Groby by a rent of 6s.8d. He held the court of the honour as in the last. Alice de Holand, countess of Kent, holds the manor of Bushey for life with reversion to him and his heirs, of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value £20. Date of death and heirs as above.
633
Writ 18 Sept. 1408.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Chichester 26 Oct
By the grant of Edward III with descent as above he held in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief a fee farm of £36 payable by the bailiffs of Chichester by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. Heirs as above.
634
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Easton on the Hill 2 Nov 1408
By the grant of Edward III to Edmund earl of Kent, as above, he held in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief by knight service the manors of Torpel, annual value £50, Upton, £17 13s., and Easton on the Hill, £30 10s.10d. Descent, date of death and heirs as above.
635
Writ 18 Sept. 1408.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Ollerton 31 Oct
He held the manor of Ollerton in Sherwood in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief, service unknown, by the grant of Edward III, with descent as above, annual value £6 13s.4d. Date of death and heirs as above.
636
DERBY. Inquisition. Derby 29 Oct 1408
By virtue of the grant of Edward III as above he held in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief, services unknown: Ashford, the manor, annual value £60 [£61 4s.8d. in E 152/430]. Chesterfield, the advowson of St. Leonard’s hospital, annual value £10. Descent, date of death and heirs as above.
637
Writ 18 Sept. 1408.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Lincoln 29 Oct
He held in his demesne in fee tail: Caistor, the manor and soke, except the vills of North Kelsey, Holton le Moor and Fulnetby which Joan widow of Thomas brother of Edmund holds for life. They are held by the grant of Edward III to Edmund earl of Kent as above, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £33 19s.3 1/2d. Market Deeping, the manor, by the grant of Edward I to John Wake, Joan his wife and Thomas their son as above [no.631]. It is held of the king in chief, service unknown. It extends in lands and tenements in Barholm and Stow, annual value £28 11s., and includes the pasture called Cranmore, £30 7s.7d., 3 watermills in Deeping St. James and West Deeping, £29 6s.8d., 48 a. 2 1/2 roods of demesne lands in the parish of Deeping St. James, 56s.9d., 81 a. 1 1/2 roods of demesne in the parish of Market Deeping, £4 16d., 20 a. meadow in ‘Northmede’, 20s., 14 a. meadow in ‘Flotgate Wange’, 65s.3d., 3 1/2 a. meadow to the west of Lolham bridge, 11s.8d., and the site and remainder of the manor, £145 16s. Joan widow of Thomas has a yearly rent of 100s. from the manor in dower for life. When that rent ceases the remainder will be worth £150 6s. Date of death and heirs as above.
638
Writ 18 Sept. 1408.
YORK. Inquisition. Cottingham 28 Oct
He held the manors of Cottingham, Great Ayton and Hemlington in his demesne in fee tail by the grant of Edward I to John Wake and Joan his wife from whom they descended as above [no.631]. Hemlington is held of Ralph earl of Westmorland, service unknown, annual value £7. Great Ayton and Cottingham are held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value of Great Ayton £27. Cottingham extends as follows: the site of the manor with the croft called Applegarth, and a park and the woods called Norwoods, Pratwoods and Harland, 17 bovates of demesne in the fields of Cottingham, a pasture of 10 a. called Loatleys, a pasture of 40 a. to the east end of Southwood called ‘Midelpece’ of Loatleys, another of 26 a., 4 watermills, 1 windmill, rents and services of free tenants and tenants at will by custom of the manor in Cottingham, North House, Dunswell, Hull Bank, Newland and Eppleworth, common in the marsh, turbary in Firths, 30 a. in the meadows of Inglemire called ‘Middelhull’, £4 rent from Dyngs in Beverley, 66s.8d. from the ferry at Hessle, and the profits and perquisites of the court and leet, altogether £269 14s.5 1/2d. yearly. He also held 176 a. in the meadows of Cottingham called Inglemire and ‘Salthenges’ with agistment, annual value £25, a pasture called ‘Stanhousgange’, ‘Stanhousgarth’ and Thornedyke’, pastures of ‘Wythes’ and ‘Crokidcotgarth’, pastures called ‘Estchauntturland’, ‘Estharpyn’, ‘Wylewcot garth’, ‘Twelfhendys’, ‘Esthell’, ‘le Havendyke’, ‘Westharpyn’ and ‘Southchaunturland’ to the west and east, and at the end of ‘Derynghamdyke’, annual value £55 11s.2d., woods called Southwood and Eppleworth wood, £23 6s.8d., the manor of Little Weighton, £10, pastures called ‘Lederyngham’, ‘Calfcroft’, ‘Welderyngham’, ‘Engderyngham’ and ‘Thorstanflet’, £27 16s.6d., pasture called ‘Coltpighill’, ‘Yonland’ and ‘Northavenflett’ on the north, ‘Raulynflatt’, ‘Sevedernyngham’, ‘Westhell’, ‘Langlandes’. ‘Twelfhendes’ and ‘Northaverflatt’ on the south, ‘Les Layes’ by Thurstanflatt’, and a piece of pasture from ‘Benetclott’ as far as ‘Hulgot’, all parcels of the manor of Cottingham, £48 15s. Date of death and heirs as above.
639
[Partition of the holdings of Edmund earl of Kent]. Part of Edmund earl of March: Sussex, from the fee farm of Chichester, £36. Rutland, manor of Ryhall, £40 8d. Northampton, manor of Upton, £17 13s. Lincoln, from the manors of Deeping, £52 8s.5 1/2d. Nottingham, from the manor of Ollerton in Sherwood, 35s.8d. Part of William de Wylughby, knight, and Joan duchess of York: York, Cottingham, 176 a. meadow called Inglemire and ‘Salthenges’ with agistment as parcel of the manor, £25, pasture called ‘Stanhousgange’, ‘Stanhousgarth’ and ‘le Thorndyke’, pasture called ‘les Wythes’ and ‘Crokidcotgarth’, pasture called ‘Estchauntturland’, pasture called ‘Estharpyn’, ‘Wylowcotgarth’, ‘Twelveheitdys’, ‘Esthell’, ‘la Havendyk’, ‘Westharpyn’ and ‘Southchaunturland’ on the west, ‘Southchaunturland’ on the east and pasture at the east end of ‘Derynghamdyke’, £55 11s.2d., two woods called Southwood and Eppleworth wood, £23 6s.8d., and the manor of Little Weighton, £10. Lincoln, manor and soke of Caistor except the vills of North Kelsey, Holton le Moor and Fulnetby which are held for life by Joan widow of Thomas, £33 19s.3d. Part of John earl of Somerset and Margaret his wife: Lincoln, manor of Market Deeping except the lands and tenements in Barholm and Stow, the pasture called Cranmore, 3 watermills in Market Deeping and West Deeping, 48 a. and 2 1/2 roods in the parish of Deeping St. James, 81 a. and 1 1/2 roods of demesne in the parish of Market Deeping, 20 a. demesne meadow in ‘Northmede’, 14 a. meadow in ‘Fletgate Wange’, and 3 1/2 a. meadow west of Lolham bridge, [sum missing]. Northampton, manor of Torpel, £50. Part of Thomas earl of Salisbury and Eleanor his wife: York, [Cottingham], pastures called ‘Leyderyngham’, ‘Calcroft’, ‘Wolderyngham’, ‘Engderyngham’ and ‘Thortanflat’, £27 16s.6d. Hertford, manor of Ware, £89 19s., and the court called the court of the honour of Bourne held yearly at Hertford, 12d. Northampton, manor of Easton on the Hill, £30 10s.10d. Part of John Nevyll, knight and Elizabeth his wife: York, manors of Hemlington, £7, and Great Ayton, £27, and pastures called ‘Coltpighill’. ‘Yonland’ and ‘Northaverflat’ on the north, ‘Raulynflatt’, ‘Senederyngham’, ‘Westhell’, ‘Langlandes’, ‘Twelfhendes’ and ‘Northaverflatt’ on the south, ‘les Leyes’ by Thurstonflatt’, and a piece of pasture from ‘Benetclott’ to ‘Hulget’, £48 15s. Derby, manor of Ashford, £40. Nottingham, manor of Ollerton in Sherwood, £6 13s.4d. Dower of Lucy countess of Kent: York, site of Cottingham manor with a croft called Applegarth, a park with adjacent woods, Norwoods, Pratwoods and Harland, 17 bovates of demesne in the fields of Cottingham, a piece of pasture called Loatleys containing 10 a., a piece of pasture at the east end of Southwood, a pasture called ‘Midelparte’ of Loatleys containing 40 a., a pasture called ‘Southside’ of Loatleys containing 26 a., 3 watermills, 1 windmill, service rents of free tenants and tenants at will according to the custom of the manor, North House, Dunswell, Hull Bank, Newland and Eppleworth, the marsh and turbary in Firths, 30 a. in the meadow of Inglemire in a place called ‘Middelhull, £4 rent from Dyngs to Beverley, 66s.8d. from the ferry at Hessle, and the profits and perquisites of the court and leet, £269 14s.5 1/2d. Lincoln, lands and tenements in Barholm and Stow, £28 11s., pasture called Cranmore, £30 7s.7d., 3 watermills in Market Deeping and West Deeping, £29 6s.8d., 48 a. and 2 1/2 roods of demesne in Deeping St. James, 56s.9d., 81 a. and 1 1/2 roods of demesne in Market Deeping, £4 16d., 20 a. demesne meadow in ‘Northmede’, 20s., 14 a. meadow in ‘Fletgatewang’, 65s.3d., and 3 1/2 a. meadow west of Lolham bridge, 11s.8d.
C 137/74, no.51; 75, no.76
E 149/93
E 152/424, no.1; 430, nos.1, 2


BARTHOLOMEW BOURGHCHIER, KNIGHT
640
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 17 May 1409
Jointly with Idonea his wife by the grant of Thomas Cays and John Porter of Tollesbury, to hold to them for their lives with remainder to Robert bishop of London, William Skrene, Robert de Taye, John de Boys, Robert Rykedon, Clement Spice, Ralph Chamberleyn, Richard Waltham, Robert parson of Sible Hedingham, William Creket, Thomas Berbow and Edmund Man and their heirs and assigns, made without conditions, he held the manors of Stansted, Langford, Asheldam, Osea, Little Fordham, Nipsell’s Rayments in Mayland and Latchingdon and all the lands and tenements formerly held by John Bourghchier, knight, in St. Lawrence, Tillingham, Asheldam, Mayland, Latchingdon, Halstead, Markshall, Stisted, Wethersfield, Braintree, Gosfield, Sible Hedingham, Ulting and Hatfield Peverel, with all the fee called ‘Barantynesfee’ and the advowson of Langford. Stansted manor is held of the honour of Eye by fealty, annual value 10 marks, half of Langford manor of the king as half a knight’s fee, and the other half of Lord Fitzwalter as half a fee, annual value £20, Asheldam of the countess of Hereford of the honour of Mandeville as half a fee, annual value £10, Osea of the king as half a fee, annual value 100s., Little Fordham of the king of the honour of Boulogne as half a fee, annual value £10, Nipsell’s Rayments of the king of the honour of Peverel, service unknown, annual value 10 marks, and Latchingdon of the king of the honour of Haughley as 1 fee, annual value 100s. Of whom and by what service the premises in St. Lawrence, Tillingham, Asheldam, Halstead, Stisted, Wethersfield and Braintree are held is unknown. Those in Sible Hedingham are held of the earl of Oxford by fealty, annual value 10 marks, in Gosfield of the same as a quarter fee, annual value 40s., in Ulting and Hatfield Peverel of the king of the honour of Peverel as a sixth part of a fee, annual value 100s., and ‘Barantynesfee’ of the earl of Arundel of the honour of Castle Acre by fealty, annual value 60s. He also held jointly by the grant of Thomas Coggeshale, Roger Wolfreston, John de Boys, Thomas Munchasy, Ralph Chamberlayn and Peter Westwode, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to Robert parson of Sible Hedingham, Robert Rikedon, Richard Waltham, Edmund Man, Nicholas Cokerell and their heirs and assigns, made without any conditions, the manor of Little Bentley with the advowson and the advowson of a chantry there, and two tenements called Hempstall and New Hall and other lands, rents and services in Wix, Bradfield, Mistley, Tendring, Great Bromley, Little Bromley, Great Bentley, Little Bentley and Frinton. In right of Idonea his wife he held the manor of Bradfield and lands and tenements formerly held by Edmund Brokesbourne in Mistley, Dedham, Bradfield, Wrabness, Ramsey, Wix and Walton le Soken. Long before his death he made the following grants with reversion to himself and his heirs: the manor called Bourchiers in Rettendon held of the bishop of Ely, service unknown, annual value £10, to Richard Waltham; 50 a. of arable and pasture called ‘Bourghchiersmerssh’ in Rivenhall held of Lord Scales by fealty, annual value 40s., and 1 a. in Wickham St. Paul’s to Robert Rikedon; and the lands called ‘Sweynes’ in Wivenhoe held of Richard Walton in socage by fealty, annual value 26s.8d., to Thomas Bakere. Also long before his death on 31 March 1409 he gave the manors of Tolleshunt, Little Maldon, Wood Hall, Little Laver, Greensted and Moreton and all manors, lands rents, services, bodies of serfs, advowsons of abbeys, churches, chapels and chantries, views of frankpledge, franchises and liberties which he held in Essex to Richard Clyfford, bishop of London, John de Boys, Robert de Teye, Robert Rikedon, Robert parson of Sible Hedingham, Richard Waltham, Thomas Rolfe, Thomas Berbowe, Adam Crysselow, clerk, and William Baylle and their heirs and assigns without conditions. He died on 8 May last. Elizabeth daughter of Idonea and himself is his next heir, aged 10 years and more.
641
ex officio
Jointly with Idonea his wife he held land, rents and services in St. Lawrence, Tillingham, Asheldam, Mayland, Latchingdon, Halstead, Markshall, Stisted, Wethersfield and Braintree, the manor of Little Bentley, 2 tenements called Hempstall and New Hall and other lands, tenements, rents and services in Wix, Bradfield, Mistley, Tendring, Great Bromley, Little Bromley, Great Bentley, Little Bentley and Frinton, as appears in another inquisition returned to chancery. The premises in St. Lawrence are held of the king of the honour of Boulogne by fealty, annual value 100s.; in Tillingham of the dean and chapter of St. Paul’s, London, by fealty, annual value £3; in Asheldam of the king of the honour of Rayleigh as a quarter fee, annual value £8; in Mayland of the king of the honour of Peverel, service unknown, annual value £6 13s.4d.; in Latchingdon of the king of the honour of Haughley by knight service, annual value 20s.; in Halstead of the earl of March of the honour of Clare, service unknown, annual value 40s.; in Markshall of the lord of that manor, service unknown, annual value 40s.; in Stisted a rent of 29s. of the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, by fealty; in Wethersfield of the heir of John Nevyll, knight, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.; in Braintree of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value 40s.; the manor of Little Bentley of the bishop of London by fealty, annual value £10; Hempstall and New Hall of the same, annual value 100s., each; in Wix, Bradfield and Mistley of the same, annual value 40s.; and in Great Bromley, Little Bromley, Great Bentley, Little Bentley and Frinton of the same, service unknown, annual value 40s. In right of Idonea he held the manor of Bradfield and lands, tenements, rents and services formerly of Edward Brokesbourne in Mistley, Dedham, Bradfield, Wrabness, Ramsey, Wix and Walton le Soken, of whom and by what service is unknown; annual values, the manor £20, the rest £10.
642
Writ for fees, 12 May 1409.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Maldon 18 May
He held 1/2 fee in Little Holland, formerly of Nicholas Talleworthe, annual value 50s., and 1 fee in [Ilford] called ‘Benetteshall’, 100s. He held no advowsons because he granted all his advowsons of abbeys, churches and chantries to Richard Clyfford, bishop of London, John de Boys, Robert de Teye, Robert Rikedon, parson of Sible Hedingham, Richard Waltham, Thomas Rolf, Thomas Berbowe, Adam Crysselowe, clerk, and William Baylle, and their heirs and assigns without conditions.
C 137/74, no.52; 75, no.61
E 149/93, no.6


JOHN DE MONTE ACUTO, EARL OF SALISBURY
643
Petition of Thomas de Monte Acuto, son and heir of John late earl of Salisbury, for the holdings of his father in fee tail, taken into the king’s hands owing to the judgment of forfeiture in the parliament of 1401.
Writ, in response to petition. 10 March 1409.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Lechlade 27 April
On 5 Jan. 1400, the day of his death, he held in fee tail 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Earthcott near Bristol, parcel of the manor of Warblington in Hampshire, which Edward II gave to Ralph de Monte Hermerii and Thomas and Edward his sons, the king’s nephews, to hold to them and the heirs of the body of Thomas, with knight’s fees, advowsons and other appurtenances [CPR 1307–13, pp.304–5]. From Thomas they descended to Margaret his daughter and heir, wife of John de Monte Acuto, brother of william late earl of Salisbury, and from her to John earl of Salisbury her son, and so to Thomas as son and heir of John. They are held of the king as parcel of the manor of Warblington by homage and fealty. Thomas the son was aged 12 years and more on 25 March following the death of his father.
644
Similar writ, 10 March 1409.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Burnham 18 April
On 5 Jan. 1400 he held in fee tail 1 knight’s fee Hambleden near Henley upon Thames belonging to the manor of Amesbury, which fee John Lord Tiptoft formerly held of the earl of the manor of Amesbury. That manor was granted by Edward III to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and his heirs male with all fees, advowsons of churches, abbeys and priories, and all fisheries, chases, parks, woods, warrens, fairs, markets, liberties, free customs, wards, reliefs, escheats and services [Report on Dignity of a Peer, V, p.34; CPR 1334–8, p.426]. From him it descended to William his son, to John the late earl, son of John, brother of William, and so to Thomas. Thomas was aged 12 years and more on 25 March 1400 and is now 21 years and more.
645
Similar writ, 10 March 1409.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 20 April
On 5 Jan. 1400 he held the manor of Cassington in his demesne in fee tail by the charter of Edward I to Simon de Monte Acuto with remainder to William his son and his heirs, with woods, rents, knight’s fees, advowsons and other appurtenances [CChR 1257–1300, p.346]. Hence it descended to William and John, successive earls of Salisbury, and now to Thomas. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10. He also held the following fees, all belonging to this manor: 1 fee in Boulney by Henley upon Thames, 1 fee in Newington, 1 fee in Steeple Aston, 1 fee in Dornford, 2 fees in Standlake, 1 fee in Rotherfield Greys, 1 fee in Mongewell by Henley upon Thames, 1 fee in Newington and 1 fee in Little Tew. Age of Thomas as above.
646
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Newbury 16 April 1409
On 5 Jan. 1400 he held in his demesne in fee tail: Crookham, the manor, by the grant of Edward III to William earl of Salisbury and Katherine his wife and their heirs [CChR 1327–41, p.210]. From them it descended as above [no.644]. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10. Hurst, 200 a. of wood in the parish, with the hundred of Ashridge and rents and services belonging to the manor of Amesbury in Wiltshire. The following knight’s fees, all belonging to the castle of Christchurch in Hampshire: 2 fees in Hatford by Wantage formerly held by Robert de Hankeford, 1 fee in Shaw formerly held by the heir of Henry Pynkeney, 1/2 fee in Peasemore next the priory of Poughley formerly held by Richard de Alburbury, 1/2 fee in Enborne by Newbury formerly held by the heir of Nicholas Wodekok and 1/4 fee in Chaddleworth by Poughley held by the prioress of Amesbury; and also the advowson of the priory of Bisham belonging to the same castle. Age of Thomas as above.
647
Similar writ, 10 March 1409.
When he died on 5 Jan. 1400 he held the reversion of 1 messuage with houses and buildings in the parish of St. Dunstan in the East, which John Venour held for life by his grant. It is held of the king in burgage, service unknown, annual value 40s. This messuage Ralph de Monte Hermerii left in his will, enrolled on 15 July 1325, to Isabel de Hastynges his wife for her life with successive remainders to Edward his son and the heirs of his body and Thomas son of Ralph brother of Edward and the heirs of his body. It descended to Margaret daughter of Thomas who married John de Monte Acuto, knight, brother of William earl of Salisbury, and so to successive earls. Age of Thomas as above.
648
Similar writ, 10 March 1409.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 22 April
When he died on 5 Jan. 1400 he held in his demesne in fee tail: Knowle, Thurlbear and ‘la More’, the manors, of the king in chief by knight service, by the grant of Edward I to Simon de Monte Acuto and William his son and his heirs, as above [no.645], with the same descent. In the county, two parts of 7 1/8 fees which comprise 28 1/2 hides: 7 hides in Woolverton held by Reynold Cobham and Eleanor his wife, 5 hides in Leighton held by John son and heir of Robert Mountagu, 4 hides in South Bradon held by Walter Clopton, 2 hides in North Bradon held by Nicholas Read and Parnel his wife, and 1 hide formerly held by William Staunton; 1/4 fee in Adber held by John Wadham, 1/3 fee in Adber and Hummer held by John Lovell, 1/4 fee in Thorne Coffin held by Thomas Lovell and Margaret his wife, 1/8 fee in Oggshole held by Robert Tylly and 1/8 fee there held by the abbot of Athelney, and 1 fee in Eastrip, Discove, Trent and Yard in Ilchester and in Thurlbear held by John Bruyn, Walter Quyk, John Bryte and the heirs of John James. Christchurch in Hampshire, 4 1/2 fees belonging to the castle: 1/2 fee in Stanton Drew once held by Roger Dreu, 1/4 fee in Lillesdon held by William Bonvile, knight, 1/4 fee in Wraxall and Nailsea formerly held by John de Bello Campo, 2 fees there formerly held by Matthew de Columbare, 1 fee in Nunney once held by John de la Mare, and 1/2 fee in Portbury held by Thomas de Blakele and the prior of Breamore. Greenham, 1 fee held by John Elvet, 2 fees in Swell and North Perrott held by John Lorty, knight, and 1/4 fee in Othery held by William Bonvile, knight; and the advowson of the chapel in the manor of Charlton Horethorne in which the prior of Kenilworth finds a chaplain to celebrate on 3 days each week. Knowle, fees and appurtenances of the manor: 2 fees of which 1 in Langford Budville is held by the archdeacon of Taunton, and 1 in Capenor in Portishead by the heir of Richard Portesey; 1/5 fee in Charlton Horethorne held by John Hamlyn; 2 parts of 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Stavordale, Charlton and Brewham, formerly held by William Bretvyle and afterwards by John Forster; and 2 parts of a wood called ‘Shortewode’ in the hundred of Norton Ferris held of Richard Stente; services unknown. By the grant of John de Grandisson, formerly bishop of Exeter, to John de Monte Acuto his nephew, from whom they descended to the earl his son, he held 1 fee in Poyntington and 1 fee in Chelwood [CPR 1364–7, p.312]. By the grant of Edward III to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, as above [no.644] with the same descent, he held the advowson of the priory of Montacute with the advowsons of the cells of Kerswell, East Holme, St. Carrick and Malpas belonging to the priory, and £120 rent from the farm of the priory. Age of Thomas as above.
649
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne 27 April 1409
When he died on 5 Jan. 1400 he held in his demesne in fee tail: Canford Magna, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, by the grant of Edward III to William de Monte Acuto when he was created earl of Salisbury, of the reversion after the deaths of John de Warenne, earl of Surrey, and Joan his wife, who then held for the term of their lives, to him and his heirs male, as above [no.644] with the same descent, annual value 40 marks. Fees of the manor of Canford Magna: 1/2 fee in Kinson held by John Hamelyn, knight, 1 fee in Plumber held by John Plumbere, 1 fee in Melbury Bubb held by John Roseye, 1 fee in Wraxall and Mapperton held by John de Lovell, knight, 1 fee in Kington Magna held by John Sendell, 2 fees in Winterborne Houghton and Houghton held by Ivo Fitzwaryn, knight, 1 fee in Milborne Stileham, Melbury Osmond and Woodyates held by John Brounyng and Elizabeth Cloyne, 1/2 fee in Tollard Royal held by John Savage, 1 fee in Canford Magna held by Richard Milbourn, 1 fee in ‘Tore’ and Lovard by Puddletown formerly held by John de Whitfeld, 1 fee in Swanage formerly held by the heir of John de Pursue, 1 fee in Nutford formerly held by the heir of Ivo de Storton, 1 fee in Woodcutts formerly held by the heir of Henry de Wodecote, and 1 fee in Corton formerly held by the heir of William de Sarisbury. By the grant of Edward I to Simon de Monte Acuto, William his son and his heirs, as above [no.645] with the same descent: Swyre, the manor and advowson, of the king in chief, annual value £8, £20 rent in Lulworth, 10s. rent in Blackmoor, the wood of Blackmoor and the manor of Newland in Blackmoor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10. The manor of Blackmoor is parcel of the manor of Shepton Montague in Somerset. Age of Thomas as above.
650
Similar writ, 10 March 1409.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 15 April
When he died on 5 Jan. 1400 he held in his demesne in fee tail: Welsh Bicknor, the manor, which Thomas de Huntele, knight, gave to Ralph de Monte Hermerii, formerly earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and Joan his wife, the king’s daughter, and their heirs, with all homages, rents and services, reliefs, heriots, wards and marriages. Afterwards Vincent de Barnastapolia released and quitclaimed to Thomas son of Ralph, Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies all his rights in the manor. It is held of the duchy of Lancaster of the castle and lordship of Monmouth, service unknown, annual value 33s.4d. Llanover, the castle and manor, with all lands and tenements in ‘Longuno’ and elsewhere in ‘Overwent’ and ‘Netherwent’ in the March of Wales, all homages, rents and services, etc., common of pasture in ‘Wentwode’ and elsewhere, and all mill streams, ponds, fishponds, buildings, gardens, liberties and customs which were granted by Thomas de Abbotistone to Thomas, son of Ralph, and Margaret his wife, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies. All descended as above. The castle and manor are held of the earl of Norfolk of the castle of Chepstow, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Parts of fees granted to John de Monte Acuto, knight, by John de Grandissone, formerly bishop of Exeter, his uncle as above [no.648]: 1/2 fee in Ewyas Harold, another 1/2 fee there, 3 parts of a fee in Monnington on Wye and Straddle and 1/4 fee in Foukesyate in the county. Age of Thomas as above.
651
Similar writ, 10 March 1409.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Basingstoke 12 April
When he died on 5 Jan. 1400 he held in fee tail: Hunton and Warblington, the manors, with the advowson of Warblington, which Edward II granted to Ralph de Monte Hermerii and Thomas and Edward his sons, the king’s nephews, as above [no.643], of the king in chief by homage and fealty alone. Swainstone in the Isle of Wight, the manor, with its members, the castle and borough of Christchurch with the manor of Westover, the hundred of Christchurch, the manors of Ringwood and Efford, members and parcels of Christchurch castle, of the king in chief by knight service; and 1 toft and 1 carucate in Watchingwell as parcel of the manor of Swainstone, of the castle of Carisbrooke, service unknown. In various places in the county 12 1/4 fees: 1 fee in Bathampton, 1/2 fee in Milford, Letton and Keyhaven held by the prior of Bath, 1/4 fee there held by the master of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, 1/4 fee in Keyhaven, 1/8 fee in Holway held by the prior of Christchurch, 1/4 fee in Arnewood, 1 fee in Milford, East Ashley, Barton, Arnewood and North Sway, 1/4 fee in Downton, 1/2 fee in Spurshot by Romsey, 1/2 fee in Kimbridge and West Tytherley, 1/3 fee in Walkford, 1/3 fee in East Dean, 1/2 fee in Efford and Everton, 1/2 fee in East Ashley, 1/4 fee in Downton and Everton, 1/8 fee and 1/6 fee in Barton, 1/4 fee in Barton and East Ashley, 1/2 fee in Funckton, Knapp and Murding, 1/20 fee in Avon, 1/2 fee and 1/8 fee in Tuckton, Rumbridge, Langley, Millbrook, East Ashley, East Dean, Holdenhurst, Throop, East Parley and North Ashley, 1/2 fee in Whippingham, another 1/2 there held by the abbot of Beaulieu, 1/2 fee in Atherfield, 1/2 fee in Limerstone, 1/2 fee in Brighstone, 1/4 fee in Elmsworth, Hurlebat, Danhull, Calbourne and various places in the Isle of Wight by the service of various tenants, and 1 fee in the hundred of Ringwood by similar services, and the advowsons of Ringwood and Shalfleet in the Isle of Wight, all of which fees belong to the above named manors granted by Edward III to William de Monte Acuto. Age of Thomas as above.
652
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Devizes 14 April 1409
He held in his demesne in fee tail: Erlestoke, the manor, which Edward II granted to Ralph de Monte Hermerii and his sons, as above [no.643], of the king in chief, annual value £20. Amesbury and Winterbourne Earls, the manors, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £30, and £20 rent from the farm of Wiltshire payable by the sheriff by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, all by the grant of Edward III to William de Monte Acuto and descending as above [no.644]. The following fees and advowsons, 2 parts of 49 3/4 fees: 1/4 fee in Blunsdon, 1/5, 1/5 and 1/10 fees in Barford St. Martin, 1/2 fee and 1/4 fee in Chelworth, 1 fee in ‘Banwode’, 1/2 fee in Froxfield, 1/2 fee in Middleton, 1 1/4 fees in Fifield and Bickton, 1 fee in North Tidworth, 1/2, 1/4, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/4 fees in Durnford, 1/4 fee in Amesbury, 1/2 fee in Allington, 1 fee in Lake, 1/4 fee in East Wellow, 1/2 fee in West Amesbury, 1/2 fee in Netheravon, 1/4 fee in Amesbury and 1 fee there called Countess Court, 3 parts of a fee in Amesbury and West Amesbury by the services of various tenants, 1/4 fee in Porton, 1/2 fee in Coate, 1/2 fee in Hill Deverill, 1 fee in Norridge, 1 fee in Chitterne and Maddington, 1/2 fee in Maddington, Orcheston and Shrewton, 1/2 fee and 1/10 fee in Burcombe, 3 1/2 and 1/10 fees in Pool Keynes, Chicklade and Deptford, 2 1/2 fees in Boyton, Maddington and Orcheston, 1 1/2 fees in Zeals, 1/2 fee in Corton, 1 1/4 fees in Fisherton Anger, Bickton and Wilsford, 1 1/2 fees in Homington, 1 1/10 fees in Little Langford, 1 1/2 fees in Lus Hill, 1 fee in Blunsdon, 1 1/4 fees in Wanborough, 1/2 fee in Chaddington, 1 fee in Mildenhall, 1/4 fee in … and Wilsford, 1/10 fee in Shaw, and 1 1/2 fees in Shrewton, Little Cheverell and Corton separately by the services of various tenants. Shrewton, the honour, of the king in chief with various fees and parts of fees, view of frankpledge, the hundred of Shrewton, and the advowsons of Winterbourne Earls and North Tidworth belonging to the manors of Amesbury and Winterbourne Earls. Fees which John de Grandisson, formerly bishop of Exeter, granted to John de Monte Acuto his nephew as above [no.648]: 3 1/2 fees in Upton Scudamore and 50s. rent from the same fees from [Robert] Corbet, knight, tenant there, 1/4 fee in Teffont Evias and 6s.8d. rent belonging to it from Walter Hungerford, knight, tenant there, and 1 fee in Rockley, and 3 fees in Norton Bavant and Fifield Bavant of which the prioress of Dartford is the tenant. He died on 5 Jan. 1400. Age of Thomas as above.
653
Similar writ. 10 March 1409.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Marhamchurch 19 April
He held in his demesne in fee tail the manor of Lantyan, which Ralph de Monte Hermerii granted by charter to Edward his son and the heirs of his body with remainder to Thomas, brother of Edward, and the heirs of his body, and which descended as above. Fees belonging to the manor: 1 fee in Trethake, 1 fee in ‘Balystek’, Trenestrall and Bosvissick, 1 fee in Shobrooke, 1 fee in Boconnoc, Glynn and Penpont, 1 fee in Leigh Durrant, 1 1/2 fees in Delabole, Hammett and Trecorme, 1 fee in Trenode, 1 fee in Langunnet and 1 fee in Tremadart, with all the rights to the chantry of the free chapel of Lantyan, all held of the duchy of Cornwall, service unknown. He also held 2 parts of 200 marks from the mint of the stannary, payable by the collector by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, by the grant of Edward III to William de Monte Acuto and his heirs male, with descent as above [no.644]. Elizabeth widow of William de Monte Acuto holds the third part of the 200 marks for life in dower with reversion to Thomas. Age of Thomas as above.
654
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 17 April 1409
He held in his demesne in fee tail: Stokenham, the manor, with the borough of Chillington and the hundred of Coleridge, the manor of Yealmpton with the borough of Noss Mayo, the manor of Oakford and Pyworthy, and the manor of Start, all of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £100 with the advowson of Stokenham and Pyworthy, and all by the grant of Edward II to Ralph de Monte Hermerii, with descent as above [no.643]. Fees of the manor of Stokenham: 1 fee in Worthele, 1 fee in Collaton St. Mary, 1 fee in Houndbeare with a rent of a pair of gilt spurs, 1/10 fee, 2 fees, 3 parts of a fee and 6 parts of a fee in Torridge, Little Modbury, Lupridge, Little Bolberry and Winsor, 1/4 fee in Coffleet, 1/3 fee in Bowden with a rent of a pair of gilt spurs, 1/3 fee in Poulston, 1/3 fee in Loworthy and 1/32 of a fee in Allen Wood and Stowford. Wonford, the manor, with the manor and advowson of Clyst St. Mary, of Edward Courtenay earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value 4 marks, by the grant of Edward I to Simon de Monte Acuto, with descent as above [no.645]. Fees of the manor: 1 fee in Rollstone, 1 fee in Brampford Pyne, 1/4 fee in Brampford Speke, 1 fee in Rocombe, 1/3 fee in Rushford, 1/2 fee in Hittisleigh, 1/2 fee in Melhuish Barton, 1 1/4 fees in Tedburn St. Mary, 1 fee in Bagtor, 1 fee in Middle Rocombe, 1/3 fee in Shilston, 1/2 fee in Huish, 1/2 fee in Oldridge, 1/2 fee in Great Fairwood, 1/2 fee in Clifford Barton and South Halstow, 1 fee in Chagford and Kingsteignton, 1/2 fee in West Ogwell and 1/2 fee in Treable and Partridge.
C 137/75, no.54
E 152/427


THOMAS DE MONTE ACUTO
655
Writ for proof of age. 22 May 1409.
HERTFORD. Proof of age. St Albans 25 May
The jurors say that he was born at Shenley and baptised there on 25 March 1388 and was aged 21 on that date last past. This they know for the reasons given. John Byg, 48 and more, carried a lighted torch from the manor of Shenley to the church and held it by the font during the baptism. John Kytwyld, 50 and more, was a kinsman of Agnes wife of John de Duresme, the godmother, and rode with her from the house of John de Duresme to the manor, and thence to the church and back. Ralph Somery, 54 and more, was present at the baptism, and immediately afterwards saw Agnes give a silver cup with a gilt cover to Thomas and 20s. to the nurse. Thomas Sharp, 49 and more, held the stirrup of Thomas of Wodestok, earl [recte duke] of Gloucester, godfather, when he descended from his palfrey at the church door and held the palfrey whilst the duke was in the church. John Swafham, 60 and more, saw the duke as godfather in the church and saw him give a golden reliquary with precious stones and a picture of the Trinity to Thomas. Walter Danyell, 51 and more, was then employed as carpenter by Earl John to build a new house at Shenley, and Richard Hettum, then steward of the household, paid him 13s.4d. Walter Somery, 48 and more, rode that day in the company of Richard Stury, knight, godfather, from St. Albans to Shenley in haste, talking of rumours touching King Richard, and he saw Richard give Thomas a valuable silver basin. John Garlek, 50 and more, was then a servant of John abbot of St. Albans, who, learning of the birth, sent him with a palfrey as a gift to the earl, who gave him 20s. John Roper, 55 and more, was at the manor of Shenley and saw John Busshy, goldsmith of London, give Thomas a silver-gilt bell (?nola). Robert Walter, 60 and more, was a servant of the earl and with others carried a lighted torch from the manor to the church and held it during the baptism. Richard Roke, 47 and more, was a serjeant of the earl’s buttery and carried two silver-gilt jugs of ‘Clarry’ and ‘Malmsey’ from the manor to the church for the godparents and other bystanders to drink there. Andrew Lamberd, 61 and more, was chief butler of the earl at Shenley.
C 137/75, no.54, mm.22–3


MARGARET WIFE OF PHILIP SEYNTCLERE
656
KENT. Inquisition. Penshurst 21 Nov 1409
She held in her demesne as of fee: Eynsford, the manor, of the earl of Stafford of his castle of Tonbridge as 1 knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. Penshurst, the manor, of the archbishop of Canterbury of his manor of Otford in gavelkind, by fealty and yearly rents of 7s.7d. and 2 hens, annual value 20s. Fawkham, 80 a. pasture called Southpark, of Robert Lovell and William Pelle of the manor in gavelkind, by fealty, suit of court and 8s. rent, annual value 10s.(?) Ashour, the park so-called, of the earl of Stafford of his castle of Tonbridge as 1/4 knight’s fee, annual value 8s.4d. Sutton at Hone, 20 a. called Upper Latterhams, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem of the manor in gavelkind, by fealty, suit of court and 8s. rent; annual value 6s.8d. Chiddingstone, 7 a. meadow called ‘Marcheshope’, of John Chaloner of the manor of Reinsley in gavelkind, by suit of court and 5s.4d. rent, annual value 5s. Chiddingstone, 20 a., of Reynold Lord Cobham of the manor in gavelkind, by fealty, suit of court and 11d. rent, annual value 2s. Bidborough, 2 a. called ‘Herelond’, of William Chaun of the manor of Leigh in gavelkind, by suit of court and 1d. rent, annual value 2d. Leigh, 108 a. called Blackhoath, of William Chaun of the manor of Leigh in gavelkind, by fealty and 2d. rent, annual value 5s. Leigh, 3 a. called Barnetts, of Richard Lovell of the manor of Fawkham in gavelkind, by fealty and 9d. rent, annual value 1d. Leigh, 1 park and 100 a. called Northpark, of the earl of Stafford of the castle of Tonbridge, by fealty and 4 marks and 15s. rent from various tenants in Penshurst, Leigh and Chevening. She died on 7 May 1408. John Seyntcler, son of Philip and Margaret, is heir to the holdings by knight service, aged 13 years and more. John and Thomas his brother are heirs in gavelkind. Thomas is aged 8 years and more. Philip held by the law of England and took the profits until he died. Since then Thomas archbishop of Canterbury has held, title unknown.
C 137/75, no.55


RICHARD FRENCH OF WINTERTON
657
Writ 24 Feb. 1408.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Burton upon Slather 10 April
One messuage and 6 a. in Winterton, formerly held by Richard French, came into the hands of Richard II owing to his felony at Winterton on 11 May 1382 in killing Robert Shephurd of that place. He fled and abjured the realm. He held the messuage of the fee of Arcy in his demesne as of fee by knight service, annual value 3s.4d., and the 6 a. for life by the law of England in right of Joan, formerly his wife, by knight service, of the inheritance of John de Loudham, knight, annual value 3s.4d. Alan French is his son and heir, aged 40 years and more. Thomas de Halton of Winterton is kinsman and next heir of Joan, being the son of Cecily her sister, aged 24 years and more. The king has held by the escheators since the felony.
658
Writ, plenius certiorari, whether he was outlawed. 16 Feb. 1409.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Burton upon Slather 26 Feb
Richard French of Winterton, mason, who killed Robert Shephurd and held as above, was not outlawed or in any way convicted.
C 137/75, no.56b


JOHN WROTH OF ABERGAVENNY
659
Writ 22 July 1409.
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Wormbridge 28 Aug
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 1 carucate called ‘Brustbeneslond’ (?) in Howton of the earl of March as parcel of the manor of Weobley, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d; and also certain parcels of land containing 40 a. called ‘Mileslond’ and ‘Davyeslond’ in the same place of Richard de la Mare and Isabel his wife, in right of Isabel, of the manor of Howton by a rent of 10s., annual value 13s.4d. He died on 16 Oct. 1384. William his son and heir is aged 30 years and more. Robert Houton has held since his death and taken the profits.
C 137/75, no.57


NICHOLAS WALDEBEOF
660
Writ … June(?) 1409.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Wilton 25 Sept
On the day of his felony he held 5 marks rent for life from Thomas Cuttyng from lands in Ugford which Thomas holds of Thomas West to himself and his heirs, service unknown. He died on 8 July 1407.
661
Writ, plura, 1 Feb. 1410.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Mere 16 Oct
Hugh Tyrell, knight, who held the manor of Ugford, granted it to Nicholas Waldebeof for life with reversion to himself and his heirs. Afterwards, long before the felony, he granted the reversion to John Tyrell, senior, by deed dated 29 Nov. 1377 and shown to the jurors. Nicholas attorned to John Tyrell. It is held in chief of Thomas West, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. John his son and heir is aged 40 years and more.
C 137/75, no.58


JOHN MOUCHE
662
Writ, plura, 5 Feb. 1409.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Newport 2 July
He held more than was found in the previous inquisition, namely 4 messuages and 4 virgates in Halston by the law of England after the death of Elizabeth his wife, of her inheritance, of the earl of Arundel, with reversion to the heirs of Elizabeth and himself, annual value 40s. Fulk their son and next heir is aged 18 years. Reynold de Brodok has taken the issues since his death, title unknown.
C 137/75, no.59


THOMAS DE DACRE
663
Writ for proof of age. He is in the ward of the earl of Westmorland who should be informed. 29 Oct. 1408.
[Endorsed] The earl was warned by John Lydel and Richard Oswald.
CUMBERLAND. Proof of age. Penrith 3 Nov
The jurors say that Thomas, son and heir of William Dacre, knight, is aged 21 years and more and was so on 28 Oct. last. He was born at Naworth castle on 27 Oct. and baptised on the 28th in Brampton church. This they know for the following reasons. Roger Leyburn, aged 60 and more, was in the church on that day to hear mass and saw Thomas raised from the font. Henry de Hoton and Thomas de Laton, both 50 and more, separately say that Joan daughter of Robert Symson was married on that day at Brampton church to John Tod. They were there for the wedding and saw the baptism. John de Salkeld of Glassonby and Richard de Beaulu, both 60 and more, saw men and women taking Thomas from the castle to the church. Adam de Denton and John Brakanthwait, both 44 and more, were servants of William de Dacre, knight, and were sent that day to the vicar of Brampton to warn him for the baptism, and they were present in the church. Adam Mille, 60 and more, fell into a ditch by the church on that day and broke his right shinbone. John Vaux and William Beauchamp, both 50 and more, say that Richard Jonssen, killed by the Scots, was buried that day and they were present. John Salkeld of Maughonby and John de Melmerby (?), both 46 and more, were at the church that day for a dispute between Henry Hudson and Robert Daweson. It was settled and they saw the baptism.
C 137/75, no.60


JOHN PLECY
664
Writ for proof of age. William Filliol and John Cheverell should be warned. 14 July 1409.
DORSET. Proof of age. Dorchester 5 Aug
In the presence of William Filliol and John Cheverell the jurors say that John son of John Plecy was born at Kingsteignton and baptised in St. Nicholas’s chapel there on 24 June 1388, and he was 21 on 24 June last. This they know for the following reasons. John Auntyoche, 68 years and more, was present with John the father at Kingsteignton when a messenger came with news of the birth, was present with others at the baptism, and the chaplain wrote the time of the birth in a book of his. George Auntyoche, 66 and more, had a son called William, came to the chapel at that time, and after the baptism asked William the chaplain to be godfather. John Savage, 58 and more, came to the chapel at Kingsteignton to acquire 6 a. for life from John Plecy the grandfather for a rent of 6s.8d. payable at Michaelmas. After the baptism he sealed the deed in the presence of John and George Auntyoche, John Fyllol and others, and knows by the date of the deed. John Hynton, 62, and Ralph Bryt of Hazelbury Bryan, 67 and more, John Loket, 63 and more, and Robert Quarell, 65 and more, separately questioned, came to the chapel about a longstanding dispute between John Loket and John Russell now deceased. They put themselves to the arbitration of John Plecy the father, John Hynton, Ralph Bryt and Robert Quarell, who ordered that each should release to the other, and they know by the date of the releases. John Quyntyn, 59 and more, Robert Jolyf, 62 and more, and Thomas Pelly, 58 and more, were neighbours of John the father and were in the chapel at the baptism. The date was written in a book and they know by inspecting it. Thomas Barbour of Wareham, 57 and more, says that there was a dispute long before between John the father and himself, and hearing of the birth he came to the chapel and asked all the neighbours to intercede with John to pardon him, and he gave him a release for all actions, and he knows by the date of the release. John Wilcokkes, 67 and more, was in the chapel and asked John Savage to write a charter by which Philip Mabank granted him 4 a. in Frome Vauchurch, and he knows by that date of the charter.
C 137/55, no.62


ANNE DAUGHTER OF THOMAS LORD BARDOLF AND WIFE OF WILLIAM CLIFFORD, KNIGHT
665
Writ for proof of age. 20 May 1409.
LINCOLN. Proof of age. Coningsby 7 June
The jurors say that she is aged 19 years and more, having been born in Tattershall castle and baptised in the parish church there on 24 June 1389, and this they know for the following reasons. Roger Kelke, aged 60 years, was present in the church and saw the baptism, the first in the new font there. William Taillour, 60, held a torch at the baptism and was present at the churching of Amice the mother. William de Kyme and John Hughson, both 50 and more, say that there was heavy rain on that day, the waters overran the banks of the Bain and covered all the grass so that the hay was full of sand. Robert Milne, 50, and John Cole, 43, had the grass mown from 6 a. of meadow washed away by the flood following the rain that fell that day. John Cote, 53, and Richard Holbech, 56, were in the church and saw the chaplain consecrate the water in the font. Thomas Aleyn, 50, and Robert Gouk, 47, went to Coningsby on that day to put out a fire at the house of Alan Sergeant there. Thomas Hughson, 50, that day lead a wild bull with a halter from the chase of Tattershall to his home and it almost killed him. Hugh Goudeby, 60, says that Ralph Cromwell grandfather of Anne told him, then Ralph’s receiver, to give the midwife 20s.
C 137/75, no.63


JOAN DAUGHTER OF THOMAS LORD BARDOLF AND WIFE OF WILLIAM PHELIP
666
Writ for proof of age, 20 May 1409.
LINCOLN. Proof of age. Coningsby 7 June
The jurors say that she was born in Tattershall castle and baptised in the parish church there on 11 Nov. 1390 and is therefore aged 18 years and more, and this they know for the following reasons. John Bramley, aged 60, was present, saw her raised from the font, and found her a nurse who stayed with her until she was weaned. John Bukwode, 64 and more, was present in the church, saw her raised from the font, and had a son William who died that day. William Smyth, 44, was present, saw the baptism, and on his way home fell and broke his left arm. William Goudeby, 42, bought a tenement in Tatershall from William Forster on that day, and knows by the date of the deed. Thomas Smyth, 50, says that his father Robert was buried in the church on that day and he saw the baptism. Robert Wright, 50, was in the church, prayed for the soul of Robert Smyth and saw the baptism. John Skynner, 44, had a daughter Joan born that day and she was 18 on 11 November last. Thomas Gilbert, 48, was in the church for Robert Smyth’s burial and saw the baptism. William Fraunkish, 50, married Margaret his wife in that church on that day and saw the baptism. John Halden, 48, and John Taillour, 50, were with William Fraunkish at the wedding and saw the baptism. Robert Honyngton, 50, was present at the baptism holding a flaming torch.
C 137/75, no.64


AGNES WIDOW OF JOHN DE PAR
667
Writ to assign dower in the presence of Thomas Beauford and Thomas Brounflete, knights, who had the wardship, or their assigns. 3 Nov. 1408.
In the presence of Richard Rose, attorney of Thomas de Beauford, knight, and Thomas Brounflete, knight, treasurer of the king’s household, keepers of the lands, and John Colynson, Richard Cayrons, William Garnet and others, there was assigned in dower from all the lands and tenements of John de Par to hold according to the laws and customs of England: Helsington, the manor of ‘Grenrigg’, a park now called ‘Briddespark’ and all the metes and bounds which enclose it, and certain parcels of meadow, arable, wood and waste called ‘Haverbrek’, ‘Layre feld’, ‘Brademedowe’, ‘Warrenerclose’, ‘Aynome’ and ‘le Hagg’ now enclosed with Aynome’. Kendal, a tenement held by John Bakster, tenant at will. Helsington, arable and pasture called ‘Wormehowe’, ‘Wrightlandes’ and ‘les Knottys’. Patton, a watermill for corn, with payments for services and profits. Helsington, Strickland Ketel and Kendal, parcels of arable and waste called ‘intakes’, in the tenure of Robert Johnson, Magoteson [sic], William Brewehous, Adam Thomson, Richard Johnkynson, William Malkynson, Thomas del Scarthe, Emma de Halbank, Richard Ayltee, Agnes de Cartmell, William Swynhird, Thomas Staple, John Bunnyng, John del Watre, Roger Ayltee, Adam Tilson of Crook, William Hird, Peter Fole, Tillote Hird, William Whayntrell, Thomas Sawer, Thomas Hogeson, Adam Pyndpye, Richard Uttyngson, William de Lek, Henry Dogeson, William Leke, junior, Thomas Wylkynson, Richard Bateman, William de Brokbank, John Swynhird and William de Fournes of Barrow in Furness, tenants at will. Kendal, the rents and services of Thomas Dawnenay, Richard Cayrons, Robert Pierson, John Roose and Thomas de Burgh, being a third part of the rents and services of all the free tenants of the borough who held of John de Parre. Strickland Roger, the rents and services of John de Lancastre of Brampton and William de Lancastre of Hartsop. Little Strickland, the rents and services of Helen widow of William Whaplote and of John Helton of Helton. Barton, the rents and services of Adam de Bourebank. Strickland Ketel, the rents and services of John de Burgh, son of Richard Burgh, forming with the above a third part of the lands and services of John Parr in Kendal, Strickland Ketel and Helsington. Kendal, a third part of a quarter of the rents and profits of fairs, markets and tolls, a third part of the profits of the watermill for corn, next the great park there, a third part of a tenement next the mill now leased with it, and a third part of the profits of the court. Helsington, Strickland Ketel and Kendal, a third part of all wastes, pastures and woods of the inheritance of John Parr in Hayclose, ‘Hoton’, ‘Mounjoy’, ‘Threlcropp’, ‘Sever’, Brendwood and ‘Kyrkebybergh’. Kendal castle, a tower called ‘Troutebektoure’ with a granary beside it, half a stable … extends to the south, a third part of the profits of the dovecot, with free ingress and egress, a third part of a barn next the castle on the … towards the east, a third part of a byre to the east, a third part of a maltkiln to the east with free ingress and egress, a third part of a forge, and sufficient timber in the great park by the castle for maintaining the houses and enclosures called ‘Bridespark’ and the mills whenever it is needed. [Hole in MS.]
C 137/75, no.69


THOMAS WESENHAM
668
Writ for proof of age. Thomas son and heir of Robert Wesenham claims to be of age, having been born at Bexwell in Norfolk and baptised in St. Mary’s church there. John Wynter, who has the wardship by the grant of John Elvet who had it by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, p.333], should be informed of the proof. 18 May 1409.
[Endorsed] John Wynter was warned to be at Downham Market on 20 Sept. 1409 by Thomas Robynes, Thomas Oulyn, Stephen Fullere and John Hawlee. [No surviving proof].
C 137/75, no.70


HENRY CALEISER
669
Writ, melius sciri, stating that Henry Caleiser, citizen and skinner of London, in his will gave all his tenements to his son Thomas and his heirs, with remainder to his daughter Helen and her heirs, and that they died without heirs. The holdings should therefore have escheated to the king. 23 Oct. 1409.
He held a tenement in the parish of St. Martin, Bowyers Row, within Ludgate in free burgage, as all London is held, situated between a tenement of the black friars, in which John Halle, bottlemaker, now lives, on the west and a tenement of Thomas Prentys and John Burgh on the east, and abutting on the king’s highway called Ludgate Street to the north and Blackfriars to the south, annual value 4 marks. According to the custom of the city he left all to Agnes his wife for life, then to Thomas his son and his heirs, Helen sister of Thomas and her heirs, and Margery their sister and her heirs. He died on 15 April 1331. Thomas the son died without heirs before Agnes. Helen married Nicholas Myle, skinner, and they entered after the death of Agnes who held all her life. They had a son Thomas. Helen and Thomas died. Nicholas held for his life. After his death Nicholas Henxtworth entered and held, and Joan his widow held after him. She married Clement Lavender. They held for their lives. John their son entered after them and held until 29 Sept. 1398. Margery, daughter of Henry Caleiser, married Benet Alfox and had a daughter Juliana, who married Nicholas Leyk, and they had issue William Leyk, tailor, who is still living, aged 60 years and more. He entered on 29 Sept. 1398 as next heir, and sold the tenement to Thomas Prentys, fletcher, and John Burgh and they have held since.
C 137/75, no.73


ADAM SEYNTCLERE
670
WARWICK. Inquisition. Solihull 19 May 1410
He was a bastard and died 29 Sept. last at Coventry without heirs. He held to himself and his heirs in fee simple 10 messuages, 3 tofts, 5 virgates of arable and meadow and 1 dovecot in Warton of Baldwin Frevill, son and heir of Baldwin Frevyle, knight, of the castle of Tamworth by knight service, amount unknown, and suit of Baldwin’s court at Stipershill every 3 weeks, annual value 5 marks.
C 137/76, no.1


ELIZABETH DE FENWYK
671
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 25 Sept 1410
She was seised of a third part of: Heathpool, of Lord Darcy by knight service, annual value 40s. Lowick, of the same by knight service, annual value £4. Ingram, of John, the king’s son, of the barony of Vescy by knight service, annual value 40s. She died on 20 July 1410. Henry de Fenwyke the next heir is aged 5 years and more.
C 137/76, no.2


EMMA PLAYCE
672
Writ 18 April 1410.
YORK. Inquisition. Egton 25 April
She held in her demesne as of fee: Egton, 1 messuage, 61 a. arable, 20 a. of poor meadow and 1 a. waste moor, of the king in chief as a hundredth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 20s. Danby, 1 messuage and 1 bovate and 8 a. meadow, of John Nevyll, Lord Latimer, by a rent of 14s. payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas, annual value 2s. Lealholm, 1 messuage and 2 bovates, held of the same by a rent of 21s.6d. payable at the same terms, annual value nil beyond the rent. She died on 4 April last. Robert Playce her son and heir is aged 26 years and more.
C 137/76, no.3


MARY WIFE OF THOMAS HOLGYLL
673
Writ 18 April 1410.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Great Sampford 8 Nov
She held in her demesne as of fee: Hempstead, 1 tenement, of the earl of Oxford, a minor in the king’s ward, service unknown, annual value 2s. Great Sampford, a capital messuage called ‘Wodehall’, of the same by knight service, annual value 6s.8d. She died on 25 Feb. 1406. Thomas Holgyll has held and taken the profits since her death by the king’s grant [enrolment not found]. William Wyncelawe, her son by her former husband John Wyncelawe, is next heir. He was 21 on 1 Nov. 1409.
C 137/76, no.4


ANDREW DE CAVENDISSH
674
Writ 6 Jan. 1410.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Clare 25 Jan
He held in his demesne as of fee: Fakenham Magna, the manor, of Richard II in chief by knight service, annual value £28. Cavendish, the manor called Impey Hall, of Lord Fitzwalter, service unknown, annual value £6 6s.8d.; the manor called Collingham Hall there, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 66s.8d.; another manor called Overhall with lands called ‘Potekemys’, of whom and by what service unknown, annual value £6 10s.; and another manor there called Kemsing Hall, of the earl of March by knight service, annual value 60s. He died on 17 Nov. 1394. William his son and next heir was then aged 6 years and more. Robert Thorley, esquire, has held in virtue of letters patent of Richard II [CPR 1391–6, p.528] during the minority.
C 137/76, no.5


HUGH BEREWYK, KNIGHT
675
Commission to Thomas Boreham and John Bernard [CPR 1408–13, p.64]. 14 Feb. 1409.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition, before John Bernard. Frilsham 2 April 1410
He held the manor of Frilsham jointly with Egidia his wife of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value 19 marks. He died on 18 March 1403 and Egidia on 29 Dec. 1407. Hugh their son and heir died on 5 Nov. 1407. Thomas son of Hugh and brother of Hugh, junior, is next heir, aged 23 years and more. Ralph Cockynge, formerly keeper of fees of the duchy in the south parts, took the profits for the king from the death of Egidia until 20 July last. Since then they have remained in the hands of Nicholas Nywlyn, farmer of the manor. He also held the manor of Eling of the prince [of Wales] of the honour of Wallingford by a rent of 2s.6d., annual value, with certain lands in Whatcombe, 16 marks.
C 137/76, no.6


JOHN PROUTE
676
Writ 20 April 1410.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 16 May
John Proute, parson of Woodchester, held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief 1 tenement and 2 crofts containing 4 a. in King’s Stanley called ‘Prattisplace’, by knight service, annual value 6s.8d. He died on 27 July 1391. William his brother and next heir is aged 40 years and more. Robert Aumfray, now parson of King’s Stanley, has held and taken the profits, title unknown. He is answerable to the king.
677
ex officio
John Proute, late parson of Woodchester, held 1 messuage and 2 crofts of 4 a. in King’s Stanley in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service. He died on 27 July 1391. Robert Aumfray, now parson of King’s Stanley, brought a writ to the king’s justices at Gloucester on 10 March 1396 against Stephen Gornay for the premises alleging that they were the right of the church of King’s Stanley and should be released from the king’s hands to him as heir of John parson of Woodchester, because Stephen had no right therein except by the king’s will. By this writ by collusion he recovered them to the use of the church against the statute. Their annual value is 6s.8d. Heir as above. Robert Aumfray has taken the profits, title unknown, and is answerable to the king for them.
C 137/76, no.7
E 149/95, no.7


ANDREW STRATFORD
678
Writ 28 Feb. 1410.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Sherfield English 21 April
He held a meadow called ‘Haresmede’ in North Baddesley in the New Forest in his demesne as of fee of Richard II in chief by knight service and a rent of 2s. payable at Michaelmas, annual value 4s.; and 16s. rent in Baddesley of the lord of Baddesley, service unknown. He died on 30 Nov. 1378. John son and heir of Robert, his son and heir, is now next heir, aged 29 years and more. Christine his widow held until 29 July 1392 because she was jointly enfeoffed with him. Since her death William Wexcombe and Hugh Baillemond have held in virtue of letters patent [CPR 1396–9, p.373; CFR 1399–1405, p.23].


CHRISTINE WIDOW OF ANDREW STRATFORD
679
Writ 28 Feb. 1410.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Sherfield English 21 April
Because she was jointly enfeoffed with Andrew she held for life a meadow called ‘Haresmede’ in North Baddesley in the New Forest of the king in chief by knight service and a rent of 2s. payable at Michaelmas, annual value 4s.; and 16s. rent from various tenants in Baddesley of the lord of Baddesley, service unknown; both with reversion to John son of Robert son of Andrew. She died on 31 July 1396 [sic]. John atte Bergh her son and heir is aged 30 years and more. William Wexcombe and Hugh Baillemond have held in virtue of letters patent of Richard II, as above [no.678].
680
Writ to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer requiring a transcript of an inquisition taken by John Tauk, escheator of Richard II, 5 Nov. 1409.
[Headed] Transcript of inquisition. [Marginated] Not yet executed because not found in Chancery.
ex officio
Christine held jointly, as in last. John son and heir of Andrew Stratford is aged 16 years and more.


ANDREW STRATFORD
681
Writ 30 April 1410.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Whiteparish 19 May
He held in his demesne as of fee: Whelpley, 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 6 a. meadow, 30 a. wood and 6s.8d. rent, of the lord of Whelpley by knight service, suit of court there every three weeks and a rent of 5s., annual value 13s.4d. Cowesfield, 4 messuages and 40 a., of the lord of Cowesfield, service unknown. Alderstone, 1 messuage and 30 a., of the lord of Alderstone. Chute and Vernhams Dean, 2 messuages and 1 carucate, of the lord of those places. Winterbourne, 22s. rent, of William Daungens, service unknown. Annual value of the last four, 46s.8d. He died on 30 Nov. 1378. John son of Robert son of Andrew is next heir, aged 29 years and more. Robert held the premises in Alderstone and Chute as heir. After his death William Wexcombe held until the death of Christine, widow of Andrew, as guardian of John the son in socage. John was then under age. The rest Christine held because jointly enfeoffed with Andrew. From her death until the coronation of Henry IV William Wexcombe held by letters patent of Richard II. Since then Hugh Bailemound has held by letters patent of Henry IV, as above [no.678].


CHRISTINE STRATFORD
682
Writ 30 April 1410.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Whiteparish 19 May
She held for life jointly with Andrew 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 6 a. meadow, 30 a. wood and 6s.8d. rent in Whelpley, annual value 13s.4d., and 4 messuages and 40 a. in Cowesfield, annual value 3s.4d., of John, kinsman and heir of Andrew, with reversion to him. She died on 31 July 1396. John atte Berghe is her son and next heir, aged 30 years and more. William Wexcombe held the premises until the king’s coronation and John Baillemond since then.
C 137/76, no.8


JOHN AYLESBURY, KNIGHT
683
Writ [torn, 10] Dec. 1409.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 18 Dec
He held the manor of Rousham with the advowson of the church and chantry there in his demesne as of fee of the prince of Wales of the honour of Wallingford, service unknown, annual value 100s. He died on 7 Dec. last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 35 years and more.
684
Writ 10 Dec. 1409.
SURREY. Inquisition. Shere 16 Dec
He held the manor and advowson of Abinger in his demesne as of fee of William Langeford, knight, by the service of half a knight’s fee. There is the site, annual value nil, 1 dovecot, nil, assize rents of £10 payable at the 4 principal terms, 160 a. arable at 3d., 40s., 4 a. meadow at 12d., 4s., 40 a. wood at 2d., 6s.8d., 200 a. common pasture, 20s., view of frankpledge twice yearly and a court every 3 weeks, nil. Date of death and heir, aged 30 years and more, as above.
685
Writ [torn, 10 Dec. 1409].
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 house and 5 cottages in the parish of St. Giles Cripplegate in the suburbs, of the king in free burgage, as all London is held, annual value 18s. Date of death and heir, aged 30 and more, as above.
686
Writ 10 Dec. 1409.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Wilton 19 Dec
He held the manor of Zeals in his demesne as of fee of the earl of Salisbury of his manor of Sherrington by the rent of one sparrowhawk or 12d., annual value 8 marks. Date of death and heir, aged 40 years and more, as above.
687
Writ 10 Dec. 1409.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Hallaton 18 Dec
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief half the manor of Thorpe Langton by the service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 40s., and half of 10 1/2 a. meadow in Welham called ‘le Mares’ as a fortieth part of a fee, annual value 20s. He also held the advowson of the priory of Launde in his demesne as of fee of Richard Langeton, service unknown, annual value nil. Date of death and heir, aged 35 years and more, as above.
688
Writ 10 Dec. 1409.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. St Albans 21 Dec
He held in his demesne as of fee: Tiscott, the manor, of Thomas Jarpenrylle, service unknown, annual value £10. Wilstone, the manor, of Thomas archbishop of Canterbury in socage, by a rent of 23s.8d., annual value 5 marks. Aldbury, 2 parcels of wood called ‘les Ores’ and ‘Garscroft’ with the advowson of the chantry in Aldbury, of the prince of Wales of the honour of Berkhamsted, annual value 12d. Date of death and heir, aged 35 years and more, as above.
689
Writ 10 Dec. 1409.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Fenny Stratford 19 Dec
He held in his demesne as of fee: Milton Keynes, the manor and advowson, of the king in chief by the service of 1 knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks. Broughton, the manor, of the earl of Oxford, service unknown, annual value 4 marks. Newport Pagnell, 10 marks rent from a watermill or from the issues of the manor. Bradwell and Stantonbury, various lands, of William Thirnyng, knight, by a rent of 1 lb. cumin, annual value 40s. Drayton Beauchamp, the manor, of the prince of Wales of the honour of Berkhamsted by suit at the hundred of Aldbury once yearly, annual value 4 marks. Marsworth, 10s. rent from a watermill which Richard le Venour holds. Wingrave, 2 messuages, 18 a. arable and 1 a. meadow, and 1 messuage and 1 virgate in Rowsham, of the king in chief by suit at the hundred court of Cottesloe yearly at Michaelmas, annual value 14s.8d. Wingrave, 11s. rent from 1 toft and 1 virgate which Richard Penge held of him. Date of death and heir, aged 35 years and more, as above.
C 137/76, no.9
E 149/94, no.12


AGNES WIDOW OF JOHN ORLASTON
690
Writ 10 April 1410.
KENT. Inquisition. Orlestone 16 April
In the dower of John of the inheritance of William Orlaston his son and heir, a minor in the king’s ward, she held a third part of rents of 46s.5 3/4d. and of 4 cocks, 21 1/4 hens and 130 1/2 eggs from various tenants of the manor of Orlestone in Warehorne, Sevington, Shadoxhurst and Orlestone, and a third part of 5s.1/2d. which they pay in aid of a payment of 20s. from the whole manor for the ward of Dover castle. She held of the king of the honour of Portico by homage, fealty and suit of court of the honour of Redlevet every 3 weeks as half a knight’s fee; annual value of the whole manor £10. She died on 5 April. William her son and heir was aged 22 on 18 Oct. last.
691
Writ 10 April 1410.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Fairlight 18 April
She held in her demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 80 a. arable, 101 a. pasture, 5 a. marsh, £4 20 1/2d. in assize rents and a rent of 1 hen belonging to the messuage at Easter and Michaelmas by equal parts, and 45s. quitrent from various tenements in Winchelse a. Of this 13 a. arable and 39 a. pasture are held of the abbot of Fécamp of his manor of Brede, which is ancient demesne of the crown, by a rent of 5s.2d. and suit of court at that manor every 3 weeks; the messuage, 57 a. arable and 52 a. pasture and the assize rents of William Ecchyngham of his manor of French Court; 10 a. arable and 10 a. pasture of John Halle, senior, of his manor of Ore; and 5 a. marsh of the same John of his manor of Guestling; services unknown. Annual values, messuages nil, lands and rents £8 10s.8 1/2d. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/76, no.10


THOMAS NAYLYNGHURST
692
Writ 16 Oct. 1409.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Braintree 31 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee: Felsted, a tenement called Glandfields, of the king in chief by the serjeanty of finding a stable for 1 horse for the king when he comes to these parts, annual value 26s.8d. Braintree and Little Rayne, 1 tenement, of the bishop of London, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Stisted, 1 tenement called Rayne Hatch, annual value 10s., and 1 tenement called Stisted Hall annual value 6s.8d., both of the prior of Canterbury, services unknown. Maldon, certain cottages, of the bishop of London, service unknown, annual value nil. Bocking, lands called ‘Westheyes’, of the prior of Canterbury, service unknown, annual value 10s. He died on 13 Aug. last. Hugh his son and heir is aged 26 years and more.
C 137/76, no.11


WILLIAM SALVAYN OF APPLEGARTH
693
Writ 30 Oct. 1409.
YORK. Inquisition. Bainton 2 Nov
He held 1 messuage and 5 bovates in Bainton in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service; annual values, messuage nil, bovates 5s. each. He also held 1 messuage, 1 bovate and 3 closes in Holme upon Spaldingmoor of others than the king, service unknown, annual value 16s. He died on 7 Dec. 1399. Alice his daughter and heir is aged 13 years and more. Henry Randolf has held since his death by the king’s grant [CFR 1399–1405, p.125].
C 137/76, no.12


MAUD WIFE OF WILLIAM NOBLE
694
Writ 15 Sept. 1409.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 15 Jan 1410
She held in her demesne as of fee 7 a. meadow in Kingsey of the king in chief of the crown by a rent of 3d., and 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Great Kimble of the earl of Oxford by suit of court at Whitchurch, annual value together 20 marks. She died on 12 May (Monday before St. Dunstan) 1376. John Hamden, son of Thomas, son of Richard, son of Amice, sister of John Upton, father of Joan, mother of John Blome, father of Maud, is next heir, aged 21 years and more. William Noble entered as tenant by the law of England and held from her death until his own death and took the profits. Then Richard II granted the wardship to William Makkeney [CPR 1388–92, p.464], and he has held since then.
C 137/76, no.13


MARGARET WIDOW OF GEOFFREY ADEKYN OF NEWTON
695
Writ 20 Nov. 1409.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Norwich 4 March 1410
She held the manor of Grimston, except 20 a. wood, by a fine of 1387 [CP 25(1)/168/179, no.158] by which Roger Raulyn granted it to William Bosoun and Maud his wife for her life with remainder to Geoffrey and Margaret and the heirs of Margaret. Geoffrey died on 20 Nov. 1391. Margaret held of the heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, a minor in the king’s ward, by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 40s. She died on 2 Aug. 1400. John her son and next heir was aged 14 years and more at her death. Thomas Erpyngham, knight, has held the premises in virtue of letters patent [enrolment not found].
C 137/76, no.14


JOHN BACHE
696
Writ 21 Oct. 1409.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Wotton under Edge 12 Nov
He held a third part of the manor of Clifton with the advowson by the law of England after the death of Joan his wife of the inheritance of John Chideok, esquire, her son and heir, because they had children. It is held of Lady le Despenser as an eighth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 4 marks. He died on 7 Oct. last. John his son and heir is aged 5 years and more. John Chydeok is aged 30 years and more.
697
Writ 21 Oct. 1409.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Westbury 7 Nov
He held a quarter of the manor of Westbury and of the profits of the hundred, portmoot, fair and markets by the law of England, as above, of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. Similarly he held a quarter of a messuage and of 2 carucates in Imber of the prior of Bradenstoke by a rent of 3s.4d., annual value 20s.; and a quarter of the manor and of the advowson of Hilperton of the heir of the earl of March, a minor in the king’s ward, as a sixth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 40s. Date of death and heirs as above.
698
Writ 21 Oct. 1409.
DORSET. Inquisition. Blandford Forum 9 Nov
He held the manor of Little Crichel for life by the grant by indenture of John son and heir of John Chideok, knight, with reversion to him, of the earl of Hertford of the castle of Hertford by knight service, annual value 10 marks. He died on 8 Oct. [sic] last. John his son and heir is aged 5 years and more.
C 137/76, no.15
E 149/95, no.4
E 152/427, no.14


JOHN LOVETOFT
699
Writ to John earl of Somerset, captain, and Richard Merlawe, treasurer, of Calais. 13 May 1409.
William Swyne gave the lands and tenements formerly held by Roger atte Stone and Margery his wife to Robert Prykett and the same Margery, then his wife, to hold for their lives with remainder to John Lovetoft, his heirs and assigns. Long before his death, he gave all his holdings in Calais and the bailiwick (eskivinnagium) to John Newerk, John Multon, Baldwin Rous and their heirs and assigns, and so he held nothing. He died on 2 Nov. 1404. Richard Norbury, citizen and burgess of London, is next heir, being the son of Agnes, sister of Margery, mother of John, and aged 60 years and more. Robert Prikett attorned to the feoffees of John Lovetoft as required by law.
C 137/77, no.16