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WILLIAM REES, ESQUIRE
820
Writ 21 Nov. 1410.
KENT. Inquisition. Larkfield 9 Feb 1411
By the grant of Thomas Moubray, duke of Norfolk, he held two parts of the manor of Ryarsh for life, with reversion to the duke, by a rent of 20s. payable to Rochester castle on 30 Nov. The two parts comprise 16 a. arable at 4d., 5 1/2 a. meadow at 20d., 61 a. pasture at 2d., 34 a. wood of which none can be cut in season in the next 5 years then 3 a. yearly at 3s.4d. the a., £6 6s.8d. in assize rents, payable 36s.8d. at Michaelmas and 30s. at each of Christmas, Easter and Midsummer, and two parts of the perquisites of court 2s. He died on 2 Nov. last. His heir is unknown. John Moubray, Earl Marshal, aged 20 years on 10 Aug. last, is the heir of the duke of Norfolk.
C 137/82, no.20
She died on 19 June last. Elizabeth wife of John son of Ralph baron of Greystoke, and Mary wife of Ralph son of Ralph Nevyll, earl of Westmorland, are her heirs, being the daughters of Robert Ferrers, her son, and aged 18 years and more and 17 and more.
822
Writ 24 June 1411.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Lutterworth 3 Sept
She held the manor and advowson of Narborough by Leicester in her demesne as of fee of the earl of Warwick by knight service, annual value 20 marks payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas. Date of death and heirs as above.
823
WARWICK. Inquisition. Alcester 29 Aug 1411
She held the manor of Oversley, the advowson of the chantry of St. Mary in the parish church of Alcester and the manor of Butlers Marston in her demesne as of fee of the king of the honour of Leicester; Oversley and the advowson by knight service, annual value £10 payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas, and Butlers Marston service unknown, annual value 20 marks payable as above. Date of death and heirs as above.
824
Writ 24 June 1411.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Newport 24 Aug
She held in her demesne as of fee: Wem, the manor and advowson, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20 payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas, and no more because totally burnt and wasted by the Welsh rebels. Hinstock, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks payable as above. Loppington, the manor, not of the king but of whom is unknown, annual value 40s. payable as above. Whixall, 8 messuages and 4 virgates, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 6s.8d. and no more because burnt and wasted by the rebels. Market Drayton, 6 messuages and 3 virgates, of the abbot of Combermere, service unknown, annual value 20s. Shrewsbury, 1 burgage in Dogpole Lane, of the abbot of Shrewsbury, service unknown, annual value 2s. and no more for the above reason. Date of death and heirs as above.
C 137/82, no.21
E 149/96, no.12
E 152/439; 443


WILLIAM HALL
825
Writ 14 May 1411.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Brentwood 4 June
He held the manor called Lady Hall in Moreton for life by the grant of Thomas duke of Norfolk with reversion to the heirs of the duke. It is held of the king, service unknown, annual value £8. He died on 20 Oct. 1400. His next heir is unknown. John Bourgh, esquire, held it until 4 June 1405, title unknown, and then owing to the minority the king had the profits until the following Christmas. Nicholas Alderwych has held since then, title unknown. Thomas de Moubray died on 22 Sept. 1399 and Thomas his son on 4 March 1405, so that the right is now to John de Moubray, in the king’s ward.
C 137/82, no.22


JOHN WYKE OF NYNEHEAD
826
Writ 4 Nov. 1410.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Taunton 14 Jan 1411
In right of Katherine his wife he held for the term of her life the manor of Yeovilton and half the manor of Lillesdon; Yeovilton of John Rogers of his manor of Barwick by knight service, annual value £20; the half manor of Lillesdon of the earl of Salisbury of his manor of Canford Magna by knight service, annual value £6 13s.4d. The remainder is to the heirs of John Cobham, knight. He died on 2 Nov. last. Robert son of Katherine, her heir, was aged 19 years on 1 Nov.
827
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Bradford on Avon 12 Nov 1410
He held lands and tenements in Bradford on Avon, which were formerly held by Michael Skyllyng, by the grant of Edward III, of the king in chief by knight service and suit at the hundred court of Bradford, annual value 60s. He died on 3 Nov. last. John Kendale, son and heir of Isabel, his daughter, under age in the king’s ward, is next heir, aged 20 years and more.
C 137/82, no.23
E 149/97, no.8


WILLIAM STAUNDON
828
Writ 28 Oct. 1410.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Babraham 7 May 1411
He held in his demesne as of fee ‘Fraunceys’ manor in Wimpole of the king by knight service of his manor of Sutton in Bedfordshire, annual value 10 marks, and the manor of Arrington of the earl of March, a minor in the king’s ward, annual value £10. He granted them by charter to Geoffrey Broun and John Hunte and their heirs on condition that they fulfilled his will. Afterwards about 1 Aug. 1409 he required them to enfeoff William Rokesburgh, John Shadworth and others and take the profits until Elizabeth his daughter reached 14 years of age and then enfeoff her and her heirs. So Rokesburgh and Shadworth held them. Long before, when he held in his demesne as of fee, he granted 20 a., parcel of ‘Fraunceys’ manor, to Henry Jepe to hold to himself and his assigns at farm for 10 years from Michaelmas 1405 at 10s., annual value 10s. He died on 8 Oct. last. Elizabeth his heir is aged 6 years and more.
829
Writ, plura, 12 June 1412.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Madingley 18 June
He held 100 a. of arable, meadow and pasture in Arrington in his demesne as of fee of Edmund earl of March, under age in the king’s ward, by knight service, annual value 4s. He died on 20 Oct. 1410. Elizabeth his daughter and heir is aged 7 years.
C 137/82, no.24
E 149/96, no.2


WILLIAM SALLOWE OF STANTON
830
Writ 14 Sept. 1410.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Stapleford 8 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee of Ralph Cromwell, knight, 1 capital messuage, 8 cottages and 8 bovates in Awsworth by knight service, annual value 4 marks, and 1 messuage and 2 bovates in Kirklington and Hockerton, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d. He died on 1 Sept. last. George his son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
831
DERBY. Inquisition. Stanton 7 Oct 1410
He held in his demesne as of fee: Sandiacre, 4 cottages and 49 a., of the king by a rent of 13s. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas by the sheriff, annual value 26s.8d. Stanton, 1 capital messuage, 2 cottages and 4 bovates, of William Lord Zouche by knight service, annual value 26s.8d. Breaston, 1 messuage, 2 cottages and 30 a., not of the king but of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Kirk Hallam, 1 messuage and 40 a., of the abbot of Dale Abbey, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Ilkeston, 1 messuage, 1 cottage and 2 bovates, of William Lord Zouche, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Risley, 2 cottages and 4 a., of John FitzWilliam, service unknown, annual value 3s.4d. Spondon and Chaddesden, 4s. assize rent, of John FitzWilliam, service unknown. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/82, no.25
E 149/95, no.13


ROBERT BUSSY
832
Writ 4 Nov. 1410.
YORK. Inquisition. Thirsk 9 Jan 1411
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 4 cottages and 4 bovates in Barrowby of Beatrice Lady Roos of her manor of Ravensthorpe by knight service, annual value 40s., and 1 intake there of the same, service unknown, annual value 3s. Jointly with Agnes his wife, who survives him, he held 1 tenement and 5 bovates in Thirkleby of William Fulthorp, knight, by knight service, annual value 13s.4d., and 1 toft in Bagby of Ralph Nevill, earl of Westmorland, John Bene, chaplain, and Simon de Elvyngton, service unknown, annual value 5s. He died on 30 July 1410. Robert his son and heir is aged 18 years and more.
C 137/82, no.26
E 152/441


JOHN DICLESTON
833
Writ 20 Oct. 1410.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Winchcombe 11 Nov
He held the manor of Dixton with lands in Alderton and the advowson of Alderton jointly with Margaret his wife by the grant, by charter shown to the jurors, of Robert Whityngton and Thomas Thurkell, parson there, to them and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to his right heirs. They are held of the heir of Thomas le Despenser, a minor in the king’s ward, of the manor of Tewkesbury, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. He died on 10 June last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 7 years and more.


CLARICE DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF MARIOT BROUNKER
834
Writ 11 May 1411.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 10 June
Clarice, daughter and heir of Mariot Brounker alias Bounker one sister and heir of William Ram, held half a messuage and 1 ferling in Dean Prior in her demesne as of fee on 12 Oct. 1387. She was an idiot from birth. Several years before her death she dowered Margery, sometime wife of William Ram brother of Mariot her mother with a third part of half, which half William had held during his marriage. Owing to her idiocy it was taken into the king’s hands and so remains. It is held of the prior and convent of Plympton St. Mary in right of St. Mary’s church there as a fortieth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 18d. Margery died on 29 April 1405 and Clarice on 4 April 1406. William Tolchet, son of Margery, sister of Mariot, is the next heir of Clarice and aged 60 years and more.
C 137/82, no.28


CECILY WIDOW OF JOHN PYKE
835
Writ 29 Oct. 1410.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. King’s Walden 27 Jan 1411
By the grant of Lawrence de Welles, formerly vicar of Offley, to Ellis Dokesworth, her former husband, and herself for the term of their lives with remainder to William their son, the heirs of his body and the right heirs of Ellis, she held 1 toft, 60 a. arable, 3 a. meadow, 4 a. pasture and rents of 21s.7 1/2d. and 2 lb. cumin in King’s Walden of the king by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value 41s.2 1/2d., and 1 messuage, 2 tofts, 240 a., 12 a. wood and 20s.7 1/2d. rent in the same place of Reynold Cobham, service unknown, annual value 4 marks 12s.2 1/2d.; in all 8 marks. William and Ellis died without heirs of their bodies. She died without heirs on 20 July last. Joan wife of William Beauchamp, sister of Ellis, is next heir and aged 50 years and more.
C 137/82, no.29
E 149/96, no.6


NICHOLAS KETON, ESQUIRE
836
Writ 16 Oct. 1410.
YORK. Inquisition. Rotherham 27 Oct
He held 1 messuage and 8 bovates in Kiveton and Waleswood of John Lord Moubray, a minor in the king’s ward, of his manor of Dinnington, service unknown, annual value 53s.4d., and 6 messuages and 8 bovates in Harthill and Woodall, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 5 marks. He died on 1 Sept. last. Nicholas his son and heir is aged 8 years and more.
837
Writ, plenius certiorari. 5 Nov. 1410.
ex officio
The premises in Kiveton and Waleswood are held by the service of half a knight’s fee, and those in Harthill and Woodall of Edmund Sanford, knight, by knight service. He also held in his demesne as of fee 5 messuages and 6 bovates in Harthill of Edmund Sanford by knight service, annual value 72s. Date of death and heir as above.
838
YORK. Inquisition. Selby 29 June 1411
He held 1 messuage and 8 bovates in Kiveton and Waleswood of John Lord Moubray, under age in the king’s ward, by homage, fealty and a rent of 23s., and 6 messuages and 8 bovates in Harthill and Woodall of Edmund Sandford, knight, by homage, fealty and rendering a pair of gloves at Christmas.
C 137/82, no.31
E 152/433, 441


ISABEL WIDOW OF JOHN INKEPENNE
839
Writ 5 Oct. 1410.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Basingstoke 12 Nov
She held in dower of the inheritance of John her late husband: Winchester, 1 messuage and 4 cottages, annual value 2 marks; a rent of 13s. from John Haywode for his messuage; 4d. rent from Thomas Hosyer for his messuage; 1 messuage, 1 dovecot and 2 a. outside the east gate, annual value 2 marks; all of the king in free burgage, services unknown; and 3 tofts and 33 a. in the soke of Winchester, of the bishop and prior of Winchester, but how much of each is unknown, annual value nil. Barton Stacey, 5 cottages, 1 curtilage, 200 a. and 1 rood arable, 3 a. meadow and pasture for 200 sheep, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 40s. Gavelacre, the manor, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 6 marks. She died on 3 Oct. last. Richard son of Robert son of John and herself is heir, aged 22 years.
840
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Upavon 18 Nov 1410
She held in dower of the inheritance of John her late husband 5 messuages in Salisbury, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 5 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/82, no.32
E 149/97, no.7


ROBERT CRESSENER
841
Writ 28 Oct. 1410.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Halstead 4 Nov
He held 7 a. and 1 a. of alders in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service in the manor called Ferriers in Bures St. Mary, annual value 2s., and the site of that manor of the heir of the earl of March, under age in the king’s ward, for various unknown services, annual value nil beyond the maintenance. He also held 100 a. of the heir of the earl of Kent of the manor of Lamarsh, service unknown, annual value 33s.4d., and a parcel of the manor of Ferriers of Richard Waldegrave and others, service unknown, annual value £4. He died on 9 Sept. last. William his son and heir is aged 18 years.
842
Writ 28 Oct. 1410.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Stilton 8 Jan 1411
Long before his death he held the manor of Eynesbury and on 13 Aug. 1410 granted it by charter with all his lands in St. Neots to Richard Waldegrave and William Berdewell, knights, and others to hold to them and their heirs. The manor is held of William Lord Ferrers of Groby in socage by a rent of 1d., annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
843
Writ 28 Oct. 1410.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Wickhambrook 6 Nov
In Hawkedon he held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 200 a. arable, 14 a. meadow, 24 a. pasture, 10 a. wood and 13s. rent of the earl of March by the service of half a fee. The messuage comprises various buildings, annual value nil, and a dovecot 5s.; the arable is worth 4d. the a., the meadow 18d. the a. and no more because liable to flood, the pasture 6d. the a., and the wood 8 1/2d. and one seventh of a 1/2d. because in the seventh year it can be cut and is then worth 5s. Long before his death he granted by charter to Richard Waldegrave and William Berdewell, knights, Thomas Lopham, Richard Mauncell, clerk, and Robert Cavendysshe the manor of Preston called Mortimers and the manor of Netherhall in Otley, and 88 a. arable, 4 1/2 a. meadow, 16 a. pasture and 4 a. wood in Barham, Claydon, Hinderclay and Thelnetham. All the tenants attorned to them. Preston and Netherhall are held of the duchy of Lancaster, each by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual values £10 and £6 13s.4d.; 48 a. arable, 4 1/2 a. meadow, 8 a. pasture and the wood in Thelnetham are held of the abbot of Bury St. Edmunds, service unknown. Of whom 40 a. arable and 8 a. pasture in Barham, Claydon and Hinderclay are held is unknown. The arable is worth annually 4d. the a., the meadow 18d., the pasture 6d. and the wood 8 1/2d. and a seventh part of a 1/2d. Date of death as above. William his son and heir will be 18 years of age on 25 Nov. next.
C 137/82, no.33
E 149/97, no.16


WILLIAM DE BEAUCHAMP
844
Writ 10 May 1411.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Nottingham 23 June 1411
William de Bello Campo, Lord Abergavenny, held the soke of Oswaldbeck jointly with Joan his wife, who survives him, by the grant of Robert Braybrok, late bishop of London, John Trefnant, late bishop of Hereford, Robert Lord Harrington, John Bagot, Gerard Braybrok, senior, and Gerard Braybrok, junior, knights, to them and their heirs by the king’s licence [CPR 1399–1401, p.444]. The charter and licence were shown to the jurors. The soke is held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £20. He died on 8 May last. Richard his son and heir is aged 14 years and more.
845
Writ 11 May 1411.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Henley in Arden 15 July
William brother of Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick and lord of Gower, held the manor of Snitterfield jointly with Joan his wife by grant to them and his heirs male by Richard Piriton and John de Harleston, clerks, confirmed by the earl, by charter shown to the jurors, and similarly the manor of Aston Cantlow by the grant of Robert de Haryngton and John Bagot, knights. Of whom they are held is unknown; annual value together £10. Date of death and heir as above.
846
Writ, plura, 27 April 1412.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Solihull 11 May
Peter son of John de Monte Forti held in his demesne as of fee various lands, tenements, rents and services in Henley in Arden, Ullenhall and Wootton Wawen, namely 1 messuage, 1 a. arable, 2 a. meadow, 10 a. wood and 12 1/2d. rent in Forwood in the territory of Wootton Wawen, 16 a. arable in ‘Bockeleyfeld’, 6 selions in ‘Brodefeld’, 40 a. meadow and 8 a. wood in the little close of the park on this side of the stream, 1/2 a. meadow called ‘Margaretmedewe’ of the fee of the barony of Stafford in the same territory, 30 a. arable and 1 a. meadow in the field called ‘le Hyde’, 12 a. arable in the field called Nutlands in the territory of Ullenhall, 1 messuage called Park Meadow, 3 watermills and 300 a. wood in the great park, £10 5s.1/2d. rent from the burgess tenants of Henley in Arden with the lordship and services of all the tenants of the borough, tolls and all other liberties, and a quarter of a knight’s fee in Brailes. By his charter dated at Whitchurch in Warwickshire on 14 May 1326 Peter granted all the premises to John de Lobbenham, chaplain, his heirs and assigns, and warranted them to him. Lobbenham held them in his demesne as of fee in virtue of this enfeoffment and the attornment of the tenants. By a fine of October 1326 [CP 25(1)/246/47, no.32] he regranted them to Peter and the heirs of his body, with remainder to John son of Lora de Ulnhale and the heirs of his body. This grant was exemplified by letters patent of Richard II. Similarly Peter held 80 a. wood and 25s. rent in Studley and by a charter dated at Studley on 30 Nov. 1325 granted them to Thomas de Ilmynstre, clerk, his heirs and assigns, and he by a fine of January 1326 [CP 25(1)/246/47, no.18] granted them back to Peter and the heirs of his body with similar remainder. Peter died without heirs of his body. William de Bello Campo intruded upon all these premises, and Baldwin Mountfort, knight, as son and heir of John son of Lora entered in virtue of the fine, but was several times disseised by William. He died whilst William was still alive, and the right to the premises then descended to William Mountfort of Coleshill, his son and heir, then a minor. He claimed the premises and an agreement was reached by which William de Bello Campo held them for his life. After his death William Mountfort entered and occupied them, and still does so. All except the wood and rent in Studley are held of Anne countess of Stafford, service unknown. The wood and rent are held of William Corbyson, service unknown, annual value of the pasture in the wood 6s.8d. These premises are a whole on their own and not parcel of the manor of Beaudesert or any other manor. There is a stream by Beaudesert church which separates the lordships of Beaudesert and Henley in Arden. Henley is a borough with a market on Mondays and view of frankpledge twice yearly. Annual values, tolls of the market 20s., view of frankpledge 13s.4d., pasture in the park beyond the sustenance of the game 40s., other lands and tenements apart from Studley £10, and the quarter fee in Brailes nothing this year because the tenants are living, but when it occurs 40s. To all the above premises William Mountfort, now aged 28 years and more is heir in virtue of the fines, being the son of Baldwin, son of John, son of Lora de Ulnhale. William de Bello Campo held the castle and manor of Beaudesert for life in virtue of a fine of 1394 [CP 25(1)/248/66, no.12]. By this Thomas Botiller of Sudeley, knight, and Baldwin Frevyle recognised the right of Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, and he granted the reversion of the manor, which William de Bello Campo held for life, half to Thomas and the heirs of his body by rent of a rose, and failing them to Baldwin and the heirs of his body, and the other half to Baldwin and the heirs of his body, and failing them to Thomas Botiller and the heirs of his body, with reversion to the earl. The heirs are now William Botiller of Sudeley, brother of John son and heir of Thomas, aged 23 years and more, and Baldwin son of Baldwin Frevile, knight, a minor in the king’s ward, aged 17 years and more. The manor extends in the vills and hamlets of Beaudesert, Hazelwood, Whitley, Forewood and Wike. It is held of the earl of Warwick, service unknown, annual value 40 marks.
847
WARWICK. Inquisition. Solihull 17 Oct 1412
John Chamberleyn, constable of the castle and manor of Beaudesert, has taken all the profits of the castle and manor extending in Beaudesert, Hazelwood, Whitley, Forewood and Wike since the death of William de Bello Campo on 8 May 1411. William held them for life with reversion to William Boteler of Sudeley and Baldwin son and heir of Baldwin Freyville, knight, deceased, a minor in the king’s ward.
C 137/83, no.34
E 149/96, no.8
E 152/439-43
848
Writ 10 May 1411.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark 22 June
He held the manor of Paddington jointly with Joan his wife by the grant of Robert Braybrok, bishop of London, and others as above [no.844]. It is held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
849
Writ 10 May 1411.
He held jointly with Joan his wife by the grant of Robert Braybrok, bishop of London, and others as above [no.844] 10 messuages, 2 carucates and 20 a. meadow, with the services of free men, serfs and customary tenants, in Donington, Waddington, Goulceby and Alkborough, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 100s. and no more because in decay and lacking tenants. Date of death and heir as above.
850
Writ 10 May 1411.
He held the house called ‘Penbrokes’ in the parish of St. Martin Ludgate jointly with Joan his wife by the grant of Nicholas Salewey of Pirton and Robert de Warrewyk to them and his heirs. It is held in free burgage, annual value nil. Date of death and heir as above.
851
Writ 10 May 1411.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Barnham 12 June
He held the manor of Worlington jointly with Joan his wife by the grant of William Bagot, knight, John de Styuecle, William Wenlok and John Olney to them and his heirs, by the same royal licence as above [no.844] which was shown to the jurors. It is held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
852
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Norwich 9 June 1411
He held nothing in Norfolk. Date of death and heir as above.
853
Writ 10 May 1411.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Bridgnorth 30 May
He held the manor of Worfield jointly with Joan his wife by the grant of William Bagot, knight, and others as above [no.851], the licence and charter being shown to the jurors. It is held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £26 13s.4d. Date of death and heir as above.
854
Writ 10 May 1411.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 5 June
He held the castle, town, lordship and land of Abergavenny in Wales jointly with Joan his wife by the grant of Thomas archbishop of Canterbury, Joan countess of Hereford, Thomas earl of Arundel and Surrey, Richard Arundell, John Stanley, Robert Morley, knight, Nicholas Bradshawe, John Burley, Thomas Rede, Thomas Walleweyn, Robert Pubbelowe, clerk, Thomas Yonge and Richard Pepur to them and the heirs of Joan on certain conditions by charter and royal licence as above [no.844], both shown to the jurors. They are held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £200. Also jointly he held the castle, lordship and vill of Ewyas Harold in the March by the grant of John Prat, clerk, and John Olney to hold to them for the term of their lives with remainder to Thomas archbishop of Canterbury and his colleagues, as above, by charter and royal licence [CPR 1399–1401, pp.204,220]. They are held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £20. He held the castle, lordship, vill and lands of Grosmont in right of Joan his wife, who holds by gift of the king by letters patent of the duchy of Lancaster shown to the jurors. They are held of the king of the crown, service unknown, annual value £26 13s.4d. Date of death and heir as above.
855
Writ 10 May 1411.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 3 June
Jointly with Joan his wife he held the manors of Fordham, Hanningfield, East Hanningfield and West Hanningfield by the grant of Robert Braybrok, bishop of London, and others as above [no.844], and the manors of Thorrington, Ridgewell and South Hanningfield and half the wood of Walbury by the grant of William Bagot, knight, and others as above [no.851], by licence and charters shown to the jurors. All are held of the king in chief by knight service, the number of fees being unknown. Annual value, Fordham 20 marks, Hanningfield and East and West Hanningfield making one whole manor £20, Thorrington £6 13s.4d., Ridgewell £10, South Hanningfield £10, the half wood nil. Date of death and heir as above.
856
Writ 10 May 1411.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Deddington 13 June
He held the manor of Spelsbury jointly with Joan his wife by the grant of Richard Piriton and John Harleston, clerks, to them and his heirs male by charter as above [no.845] shown to the jurors. Of whom it is held is unknown, annual value £26 13s.4d. Date of death and heir as above.
857
Writ 10 May 1411.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Tewkesbury 14 June
He held the manor of Kemerton jointly with Joan his wife by the grant of Richard Piriton and John Harleston, clerks, as above [no.845]. It is held of Lord le Despenser, under age in the king’s ward, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
858
Writ 11 May 1411.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester 22 June
He held the manors of Sheriff’s Lench, Chaddesley Corbett, Pirton and Naunton Beauchamp jointly with Joan his wife to them and his heirs male by the grant of Richard Piriton and John Harleston, clerks, as above [no.845], with remainder failing such heirs to Thomas late earl of Warwick and his heirs. The grant was confirmed by the earl. The charters were shown to the jurors. Also jointly he held the manors of Dunclent, Harvington and Purshull and lands, tenements, rents and services in Cakebole, Shenstone, Hoo, Kidderminster and Austcliff in the lordship of Wolverley, and the manor of Rushock, by the grant to them and the heirs of their bodies by Thomas Waleweyn of Martley, John Harewelle, senior, of Wotton and John Olney. The following are held of Richard earl of Warwick by rent of a rose: Sheriff’s Lench, annual value £16 13s.4d., Chaddesley Corbett £26 13s.4d., Pirton £10, Naunton Beauchamp 20 marks, Harvington 100s. and Purshull 40s. Of whom and by what service Dunclent and Rushock with the rents etc. in the lordship of Wolverley are held is not known, but it is not of the king in chief. Annual values, Dunclent £4, Rushock £6 13s.4d. beyond a rent of 5 marks payable to Richard Pepur for life, and the lands, tenements and rents 40s. He also held jointly the manor of Kidderminster by the grant to them and his heirs by Nicholas Lyllyng, knight, and Thomas Aldebury, clerk, dated 20 March 1401 and shown to the jurors. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 40 marks. He held the manor of Feckenham for life without rent by the grant of Henry IV, and the keeping of the forest of Feckenham by the grant of Richard II [CPR 1377–81, p.63; 1399–1401, p.118] with reversion of both to Humphrey the king’s son by the king’s grant of 22 Feb. 1410 [CPR 1408–13, p.164]. They are ancient demesne of the crown and worth £30 yearly beyond the wages of the parker, forester and other officers. Date of death and heir as above.
859
Writ 10 May 1411.
KENT. Inquisition. West Mailing 30 June
He held nothing in Kent. Date of death and heir as above.
860
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Lichfield 18 June 1410
He held the manor of Wigginton jointly with Joan his wife by the feoffment of William Bagot, knight, and others, made with royal licence to them and his heirs as above [no.851]. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20 beyond £13 6s.8d. granted to Nicholas Bradschawe for life. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/83, no.34, 87, no.38
E 149/96, no.8
E 152/439–40; 442–3


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF JOHN EARL OF KENT
861
Writ 7 June 1411.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester 25 June
She held in dower: Lechlade, the manor and the advowsons of the priory and the church, of the king in chief; annual values in assize rents payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas £30 11s.11 1/2d., demesne lands, meadow and pasture £34 7s.11d., perquisites of court 33s.11 1/4d., advowson of the priory £31 and of the church £10. Barnsley, the manor, of the king in chief; assize rents £12 8s.7d., demesne lands, pasture and meadow at farm 66s.11 1/4d. and perquisites of court 29s.5 1/2d. Miserden, the manor and advowson, of the king in chief by knight service; assize rents 112s.9d., demesne lands and pasture 44s.2d., perquisites of court 13s.4d. and advowson 10 marks. Siddington, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service; assize rents 100s., demesne lands, meadow and pasture 33s.4d. Cirencester, fee farm of £30 payable by the abbot and convent of Cirencester at the exchequer for the town and seven hundreds in the county. Colesborne, half a knight’s fee formerly held by Robert Gyfforth in right of Elizabeth his wife, value 20s. Iccomb, half a knight’s fee held by John Blaket, 20s. All the premises were part of the grant of Edward III by letters patent [CChR, 1327–41, pp.2–5] to Edmund earl of Kent and the heirs of his body. From him they descended to his son Edmund and then to John, brother of Edmund, whose wife Elizabeth was. John’s heir was Joan his sister, late princess of Wales. From her the right to the reversion descended to her son Thomas, and then to his sons Thomas and Edmund, successive earls of Kent. The heirs are now Edmund earl of March, son of Eleanor countess of March, first sister of Thomas and Edmund; Joan duchess of York, wife of Henry Lescrop, knight, the second sister; Margaret widow of John late earl of Somerset, the third sister; Eleanor wife of Thomas earl of Salisbury, the fourth sister; and Elizabeth wife of John Neville, knight, the fifth sister. Elizabeth died on 6 June last. The ages of the heirs are Edmund 20, Joan 28, Margaret 26, Eleanor 24 and Elizabeth 23 years.
862
Writ 7 June 1411.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 26 June
She held in dower from John her late husband, of the king in chief: Lifton, the manor, hundred and advowson; annual value in assize rents payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas £17 4 1/2d., demesne lands, meadow and pasture let to farm £4 11s.2d., perquisites of court £8 14s.6 1/2d., and the advowson when it occurs £20. Kenton, the manor; assize rents £50 9s.2 3/4d., demesne and mill let to farm £12 17s.9d. and perquisites of court 103s.6 1/2d. Shebbear, the manor; assize rents £19 4s.1/2d., demesne at farm 4s.9d. and perquisites of court 23s.4 1/2d. Chettiscombe, the manor, at farm £8. Braunton, the fee farm of £18 13s.4d. which the abbot and convent of Old Cleeve pay at the exchequer for the manor. All the premises were part of the grant of Edward III to Edmund earl of Kent, the right and reversion descending as above [no.861]. Date of death and heirs as above.
863
Writ 7 June 1411.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark 3 July,
She held the manor of Pirbright in dower. It was granted by Edward III to Edmund earl of Kent and descended to John her husband. The reversion was to Joan princess of Wales and descended to the five heirs as above [no.861]. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £4 payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. By a fine of 1363 [CP 25(1)/230/54, no.23] Eustace Dabriggecourt and Elizabeth his wife granted the manors of Woking, Sutton and Bagshot to Edward prince of Wales and Joan his wife, from the dower of Elizabeth. Elizabeth wife of Eustace was Elizabeth widow of John earl of Kent and Joan princess of Wales was the sister of John. Joan gave them to Thomas earl of Kent her son and Alice his wife and Alice still holds. Date of death and heirs as above.
864
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Battle 20 June 1411
In the chancery of Richard II she was given in dower a rent of £4 16s.8d. from the fee farm of £8 from the manor of Iden. The manor was part of the grant of Edward III to Edmund earl of Kent and descended to her husband, and the reversion descended as above [no.861]. Date of death and heirs as above.
865
Writ 7 June 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Queen Camel 29 June
She held in dower of the king in chief by knight service, by the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861; CChR 1300–26, p.416]. Somerton, the manor, vill and hundred; annual values, manor in assize rents £40 7s.9d., demesne lands and mill at farm £20 11s.5 1/4d., vill in assize rents £6 13s 4d., market and fair at St. Andrew’s day 105s.2d., and perquisites of court and hundred £14 13s.11d. Queen Camel, the manor and park; assize rents £24 2s.5d., demesne £25 6s., mill 43s.4d., and perquisites of court £8 8s.4d. Kingsbury, the manor; assize rents £20, demesne lands £10, and perquisites of court and hundred £12 9d. Cheddar, Congresbury and Axbridge, £54 fee farm from the bishop of Bath for the manors. Bath and Barton St. David, £20 fee farm from the prior of Bath for the vills. Milborne Port, fee farm of £8 from the same prior. Henstridge, Charlton Horethorne and Queen Camel, 2 knight’s fees now held by the countess of Salisbury, £4. Berwick, 2 knight’s fees held by John Rogers, £4. Charlton Musgrove, 1 knight’s fee formerly held by Robert Ferrers, 40s.
866
Writ 7 June 1411.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 24 June
She held in dower of the king in chief by the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861]: Bedhampton, the manor; annual value in assize rents £20 16s.10 1/2d., demesne lands £7 13s.11d., mill and fisheries £11 7s.8d. and perquisites of court 5s.9d. Alton, the manor, vill and hundred; assize rents £66 15s.6 1/2d., demesne lands 44s.10d. and perquisites of court and the hundred £10 5s.8d. Basingstoke, the manor, vill and hundred; rent of a tenement formerly of Walter de Merton at fee farm, £80 15s. Andover, the manor, vill and hundred at fee farm, £104. Ranston and Fordingbridge, 1 knight’s fee held by Maurice le Brun, 40s. South Tidworth and Milston, 4 fees held by the heir of William de Dun, £8. Wallop, 1/2 fee held by Clarice de Bukland, 20s. Ashe, 1 fee held by John Randolf, 40s. Bedhampton, the advowson, 20 marks.
867
Writ for fees. 7 June 1411.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Arrington 26 June
She held the following knight’s fees in dower from the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861]: Catworth, 1/4 fee, value 10s. Buckworth, 1/2 fee, 20s. Molesworth, 2/3 fee, 26s.8d. Coppingford, 1 fee, 40s. Boughton, 1 fee, 40s. Buckworth, 1/2 fee, 20s.
868
Writ for fees. 8 June 1411.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Aldbourne 23 June
She held the following knight’s fees in dower by the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861]: Fittleton, 2/3 fee formerly held by Richard de Combe, 26s.8d. Corfe Mullen, 1 fee formerly held by Henry de Ardynt, 40s. Normanton, 1/4 fee formerly held by Thomas FitzAiger, 10s. Holbury, 1/3 fee formerly held by the heirs of Matthew Columbers, 13s.4d. Woodbridge, 1 fee formerly held by Richard FitzJohn, 40s. Fittleton, 1/2 fee formerly held by Peter de Fosteby, 20s. Newnham, 1/4 fee formerly held by John Boteler, 10s.
869
Writ 7 June 1411.
YORK. Inquisition. Market Weighton 20 June
She held in dower of John her late husband the advowsons of Middleton, extended at £15, and of Cottingham at the third presentation, extended at £100 when it occurs. They were granted with other premises by Edward I to John Wake and Joan his wife and the heirs of their bodies by letters patent [CPR 1292–1301, p.392]. From them they descended to Thomas their son and to John her husband as son and heir of Margaret sister of Thomas. Descent of the reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861].
870
Writ for fees. 7 June 1411.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Drinkstone 25 June
She held in dower the advowson of the priory of Kersey of the king in chief, extended at 40s., by the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861].
871
Writ for fees. 7 June 1411.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Horncastle 21 June
She held the following knight’s fees in dower by the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861]: Ewerby Thorpe, 1 fee formerly held by Ralph Ry, extending at 40s. Dry Doddington, Westborough and Thorp, 1/2 fee formerly held by the heirs of William de Kyme, 20s. Faldingworth, 1/4 fee formerly held by Gilbert de Umfravill, 10s. Spridlington, 1/2 fee formerly held by the heirs of William de Kyme, 20s. Ashby de la Launde, 1 fee formerly held by William de la Launde, 30s. Ingham, 3 parts of a fee formerly held by the heirs of William de Kyme, 13s.4d., and 1/4 fee formerly held by Robert de Hellewell, 10s. Ulceby, 1/8 fee held by the heirs of Richard de Ulseby, 5s., and 1/8 fee held by the heirs of Nicholas le Clerk, 5s. Willingham, 1/2 fee held by the heirs of William de Melton, 20s. Horbling, 1/30 fee formerly held by Simon atte Bryggende, 16d. Spanby, 1/2 fee formerly held by Elizabeth widow of John de Spauneby, 20s. Riby, 1/4 fee formerly held by Lawrence de Monte Forti, 10s. Barlings abbey, the advowson, £40.
872
Writ for fees. 7 June 1411.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Warwick 22 June
She held the following knight’s fees in dower by the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861]: Wappenbury and Newbold Revel, 2 fees which Roger de Wappenbury, the heir of Richard Bevill and the heir of John Revell formerly held, extending at £4. Brinklow, 1 fee held by the abbot of Combe, 40s. Newbold on Avon, 1/4 fee formerly held by Thomas de Wavere, 10s. Newbold on Avon, Cosford and Lawford, 1 fee held by the abbot of Pipewell, 40s.
873
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Market Bosworth 28 June 1411
She held the advowson of the hospital of St. John, Castle Donington, in dower of the king in chief by the grant of Edward III as above [no.861], annual value when it occurs 10 marks.
874
Writ for fees. 7 June 1411.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Oundle 22 June
She held the following knight’s fees in dower from the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861]: Little Casterton, 1/2 fee held by Henry Lescrop, 20s. Lolham, 1 fee, 40s. Northborough, 1/2 fee held by the abbot of Peterborough, 20s. Southorpe, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Richard de Walcote, 10s., and 1/4 fee held by John Gryffyn, 10s. Ufford, 1/2 fee held by John de Mortuo Mari, 20s. Grimscote, 1 fee held by Philip de Daventre, 40s. Blisworth, 1 fee held by Thomas Wake of Blisworth, 40s. Welford, 1/2 fee held by John son of William Lovet, 20s. Thrapston, 1/2 fee held by Robert de Veer, 20s. Cotton, Shelton, Newton Bromswold, Filgrave and Lathbury, 2 fees held by Richard Chamberleyn, £4. Newton, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Richard Fitzstephen and Richard his son, 10s. Weldon and Staverton, 3 1/2 fees held by the heirs of Roger de Welton, Eustace Fitzwilliam of Weldon, Richard de Boltesham and Robert de Mortuo Mari, £7. Ufford, the advowson, £10.
C 137/83, no.35
E 149/97, no.2
E 152/435, no.3


MARGARET HILLARY
875
Writ 7 May 1411.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 9 June
She was one of the sisters and heirs of Nicholas Lord Audley but she did not hold in free tenure. Long before the death of her husband Roger Hillary, knight, they granted half the manors of West Raddon and George Nympton, half of a quarter of the manor of Kilmington and half of 6s. rent in East Anstey and West Anstey by a fine of 1391 [CP 25(1)/289/56, no.225], shown to the jurors, to Robert bishop of London, Reynold Grey of Ruthin, knight, John Markham, John Woderove, Hugh de Holes, knight, and the heirs of Hugh. John Woderove died. The others granted the premises to her by an indenture to hold for 40 years from 14 Feb. 1401, with the provision that if she died within the 40 years the grant would expire and the premises revert to them. The bishop and John Markham died. She died holding the premises on 24 April 1411. James de Audele, son of John, son of John, son of Joan her sister, is her heir and aged 12 years and more.
876
Writ 7 May 1411.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 4 June
She held half of a half of the manor of Badgeworth under the same fine and indenture as above [no.875]. Date of death and heir as above.
877
Writ 7 May 1411.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Maiden Bradley 8 June
She held half of a half of the manors of Broughton Gifford and Ashton Gifford and half the advowson of Codford under the same fine and indenture as above [no.875].
878
Writ 7 May 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bridgwater 13 June
By a fine of 1393 recorded in 1396 [CP 25(1)/290/57, no.293] Roger Hillary, knight, and Margaret then his wife granted the reversion of the half manors of Nether Stowey, Downend, Puriton, Woolavington, Stockland Bristol, Crandon and Honibere and of 1 messuage and 40 a. in Woolston which Elizabeth widow of Nicholas de Audeley, knight, held for life of the inheritance of Margaret to William Stretehay, Thomas Thikenes, Philip Stretehay and Richard Snede and the heirs of Thomas to hold for the term of the life of Margaret, with remainder after her death to John son of John Tochet of Markeaton, knight, Thomas Tochet, parson of Mackworth, John Cokayn the uncle, John son of Richard Tochet of Mackworth and William Pakeman and the heirs of John son of John. The fine and royal licence [CPR 1391–6, p.272] were shown to the jurors. Elizabeth died. Thomas Thikenes, Philip and Richard held the premises whilst Margaret lived, William Stretehay having died before the fine was recorded. They should now remain to John Cokayn and John son of Richard Tochet, the others having died. Nether Stowey, Downend and Puriton are held of the king in chief, annual values £4 40s. and 60s., Stockland Bristol of the master of St. Mark’s, Bristol, of his manor of Stockland Bristol by a rent of 1d. Of whom Woolavington, Crandon, Honibere and Woolston are held is unknown; annual values 10 marks, 40s., 50s. and 20s. Date of death and heir aged 14 years and more as above.
879
Writ 7 May 1411.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Bridgnorth 30 May
By another fine of 1393 and 1396 [CP 25(1)290/57, no.294] Roger Hillary and Margaret granted the reversion of a third part of the castle and manor of Redcastle to the same feoffees. It is held of Thomas Harecourt by a rent of 1d.; annual value of the third part £10. As sister and heir of Nicholas Lord Audley she held half the manors of Ford and Newport and a third part of the manor of Edgmond under the fine of 1391 and indenture as above [no.875]. Date of death and heir as above [no.878].
880
Writ 7 May 1411.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 2 June
By one of the fines of 1393 and 1396 as above [no.878] Roger Hillary and Margaret granted the remainder of half the castle, manor, vill, commote and lordship of Newport in Cemais and of 2 messuages, 3 mills, 12 carucates, 80 a. meadow, 270 a. wood and 20s.1d. rent in Eglwyswrw, Fagwyr Goch alias Redwalls, Cilrhedyn and Fishguard in South Wales, held of the king in chief, to the same feoffees, annual value 40 marks. As sister and heir of Nicholas Lord Audley, under the fine of 1391 as above [no.875], she held a third part of the manors of Monnington on Wye and Dilwyn. Dilwyn is held of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value 10 marks, and Monnington on Wye of Richard earl of Warwick of the lordship of Colwyn, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above [no.878].
881
Writ 5 May 1411.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Stafford 5 June
By one of the fines of 1393 and 1396 as above [no.879; CP 25(1)/290/57, no.294] concerning half the manors of Audley, Chesterton and Endon, half of a messuage in Newcastle under Lyme, half of a half of the manor of Norton, half of a third part of the manors of Balterley and Alstonefield, a third part of the manors of Betley, Tunstall and Horton and of the park of Heighley, and 30s. rent in Heighley, Betley, Audley and Over Longsdon, Roger Hillary and Margaret granted to William Stretehay and the other feoffees half the manor of Chesterton, half the messuage in Newcastle under Lyme, 2 parts of half the manor of Audley, the half of a half of the manor of Norton, the third part of the manor of Tunstall, 2 parts of the third parts of the manor of Horton and of the park of Heighley, and a third part of the 30s. rent, to hold to them and the heirs of Thomas Thikenes during the life of Margaret. They also granted that the reversion of the half manor of Endon, of the third part of the manor of Betley, of a third part of the half manor of Audley, of a third of the third part of the manor of Horton and of the park of Heighley, of 2 parts of the 30s. rent, and of half of the third part of the manor of Balterley, all of which Elizabeth widow of Nicholas de Audeley, knight, held in dower, of the half of a third part of the manor of Alstonefield, which Nicholas de Stafford, knight, held for life, and of the half manor of Bradwell, which John Marsshall held for life, all of the inheritance of Margaret, should remain to the feoffees and the heirs of Thomas Thikenes during the life of Margaret. After her death all would remain to John son of John Tochet of Markeaton, knight, Thomas Tochet, parson of Mackworth, John Cokayn the uncle, John son of Richard Tochet of Mackworth and William Pakeman, and the heirs of John son of John. Elizabeth and Nicholas Audley died. The manors of Audley, Balterley and Tunstall are held of Lord Furnivall, Betley and Heighley of the heir of John de Betteley, Horton and Over Longsdon of the heir of William Mere, Endon of the earl of Stafford, and Bradwell, Chesterton, Alstonefield and the messuage in Newcastle under Lyme of the duchy of Lancaster. Annual values, the half manor of Audley £20, half of Chesterton £4, half of Bradwell 20s., half of Endon 60s., half the messuage in Newcastle under Lyme 13s.4d., half of a half of Norton 60s., half of a third of Balterley 30s., half of a third of Alstonefield 20s., third of Betley 40s., third of Tunstall 100s., third of Horton £4 and third of the park of Heleigh 13s.4d. Margaret held a third part of the manor of Audley, half of that of Chesterton, a half of a half of the manor and lordship of Norton and half of a third part of Alstonefield for life by the grant of John son of John Tochet of Markeaton, knight, with remainder to Thomas Tochet, parson of Mackworth, now deceased, John Cokayn the uncle, John son of Richard Tochet and their heirs and assigns. Roger and Margaret attorned to them. The parts of manors are held as above; annual values, third part of Audley £10, half of Chesterton 100s. and half of Norton 10 marks. She also held for life 1 messuage, 1 toft and 1 carucate in Bentley by the grant of William Cressich alias Benteley to Roger and herself for their lives with reversion to John son and heir of William, now aged 8 years and more. They are held of the king by the service of finding a man to keep the king’s hay of Bentley in Cannock forest, annual value 20s. She died on 27 April last. Heir, aged 14 years and more, as above.
C 137/84, no.36
E 149/96, no.9
E 152/435; 439


GEOFFREY BERNYNGHAM
882
Writ 18 June 1411.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Ixworth 7 April 1412
He held the manors of Senders and Netherhall in Barningham in his demesne in fee tail by a fine of 1329 [CP 25(1)/219/69, no.13]. Senclers manor comprises the site, 1 1/2 a. by metes and bounds, annual value 6d.; 1 enclosed croft annexed of 3 a., 18d.; 1/2 a. in 3 a. belonging to the manor of ‘Felioures’ in fee simple not included in the entailed lands, 2d.; 1 enclosed meadow of 5 a. called ‘Knytesmedowe’ with external pasture, 10s.; 113 a. arable in various fields both in demesne and in escheated villein lands at 4d. the a., of which 7 a. are above ‘Knythtesmedowe’, 7 a. in 3 parcels to the east at ‘Alstonsyk’, 9 a. 3 roods at ‘Shirlwaterwong’, 3 a. at ‘les Fyrses’, 11 a. at ‘Netherbradewong’, 7 a. at ‘Myddelbradewong’, 5 a. at ‘Overbradewong’, 2 a. at ‘Wolphamesbush’, 30 a. at ‘Nethermere’, 3 a. at ‘Rolftoft’, 20 a. of villein land formerly of Christine Skynnere and ‘Wardys’ and in various parcels 15 a. 1 rood as appears by the extent; assize rents of free tenants by the rental, 21s.4d.; 1 free fold without number (sine numero) with pasture of heath, 10s.; various liberties, ‘Taury’ and ‘Verry’, 8d.; and 1 court of the free tenants nil. The manor is held of the abbot of Bury St. Edmunds in socage, service unknown. Netherhall manor comprises the site with various buildings, annual value nil; a new close of 5 a. taken from ‘Hallecroftys’ to the west of the manor, the herbage and fruit of the garden, 2s.; 1 toft of garden to the south of the manor but not belonging to it, held in fee simple by ancient charters; 1 enclosed meadow called ‘Endemere medowe’ with pasture outside the meadow with external ditch to the south, by estimate 4 a., 8s.; 1 meadow called ‘Holmedowe’ by ‘Hoggesmedowe’ with willows growing on it, by estimate 2 a., 4s.; another parcel of meadow and pasture outside ‘Hoggesmedwe’ to the east, by estimate 1 1/2 a., 12d.; another parcel of pasture by ‘Kenemanesmedwe’ to the east, by estimate 1 a., 4d.; 57 strips of pasture and meadow in ‘le Holmedwe’ between ‘Tolierswaye’ and ‘Connestone’ park, 14 feet wide, 18d.; 36 strips of meadow, pasture and marsh by ‘Connestone’ park to the east, 16 1/2 feet wide, 2s.; 140 a. of arable in various fields, both demesne and escheated villein tenure, of which 8 1/2 a. are in ‘Halle Croftys’ to the east of the manor, 21 a. on ‘Pondwong’ before the gate of the manor to the north, 7 a. in ‘Skonscroft’ at the north end of the piece abutting on ‘Halstanesyk’, 11 a. at ‘le Sevenacres’, 7 a. at ‘Stanygateweye’ abutting on ‘le Hallegrove’, 5 a. at the wood called ‘Brennepark’, 6 a. at ‘Shortbrek’, 5 a. in 4 parcels between the close of the abbot of Langley and the sheepfold of ‘Felioures’ abutting on heath to the north, 18 a. at ‘Langelond’ abutting on ‘Wranglondweye’, 6 a. in ‘Cherche croft’, a parcel of 1 1/2 a. between the close of Robert Rolf to the east and ‘Felioures’ land to the west with the south head abutting on the rectory of Barningham, being ancient glebe of Barningham church, also in ‘Cherche croft’ 2 1/2 a. and 4 1/2 a. in various parcels of villein tenants formerly ‘Mayas’, ‘Basyllis’, ‘Howes’, ‘Baldwenes’, ‘Wodewardes’ and ‘Balles’, all at 4d. the a.; assize rents of free tenants with suit by the rolls, 26s.4d.; 1 free fold without number (sine numero) with heath pasture, 10s.; liberties of ‘Taury’ and ‘Verry’ and perquisites of court, 12d.; and tenants of lands and tenements formerly of John Brayon of Echington by Buntingford in Hertfordshire, once of Hugh de Henyngton, which the heir of William Hyde holds with his manor of ‘Trokkyng’ by a third part of a knight’s fee of Netherhall manor. The manor is held of the countess of Kent of her manor of Kersey as a quarter of a knight’s fee. He also held 12 a. in ‘Wyntecroft’ in his demesne in fee tail of William Galion, Thomas Ixworth and their colleagues, his feoffees, by a rent of 12d. at Michaelmas and they hold of Robert Inginour of Weston by 1 grain of pepper at Christmas as appears by ancient charters, annual value 4s.; and in fee tail 1 a. at ‘Le Mellemont’ of the honour of Eye by 4d. at St. Stephen’s day, annual value 2s.8d., and 1 cottage called ‘Smethes’ with curtilage of William Baldry by a rent of 2d. at Michaelmas. He held no more because long before his death he gave all his lands and tenements by charter to William Galion and his colleagues. He died on 5 June last. Margaret wife of Thomas Ixworth, Elizabeth wife of William atte Gate and Agnes wife of John Pyk are his daughters and next heirs, all of full age.
C 137/84, no.37


WILLELMA WIDOW OF JOHN ROCHES
883
Writ 6 Nov. 1410.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 13 Nov
She held in her demesne as of fee: Marsh Baldon, the manor and advowson, of Henry prince of Wales of the honour of Wallingford as half a knight’s fee; annual values, the manor 10 marks, the church beyond the wages of the incumbent 10 marks. Lower Heyford, the manor called ‘Delamarys’, of the same prince and honour as half a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. Rotherfield Greys, Bixbrand and Highmore, 1 messuage and 50 a. of arable, meadow, wood and pasture, of the same prince, service unknown, annual value 4s. She died on 31 Oct. Elizabeth wife of Walter Beauchamp of Wiltshire, daughter of John and herself, aged 25 years, and John Benton son of Joan their other daughter, aged 4 years on 25 July last, are her heirs.
884
Writ 6 Nov. 1410.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 27 Nov
She held in her demesne as of fee of John Arundell, knight, service unknown, half the manor of Long Crichel by Gussage St. Michael with the advowson at alternate presentations, except for 1 messuage and 1/2 virgate granted to John Cook for life by William Lucy, knight, who was formerly lord of the manor. The annual value of the half manor is 6 marks 6s.8d. and no more because burdened with a yearly rent of 20s. to John Amys, sometime cook of William Lucy, for life; of the church beyond the salary of the incumbent 20 marks. Date of death and heirs as above.
885
Writ 6 Nov. 1410.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester 2 Jan 1411
She held in her demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 4 bovates in Minchinhampton of Katherine widow of Hugh Waterton, knight, of the manor of Minchinhampton, service unknown. The manor, part of the possessions of the alien abbey of Caen in Normandy, was granted to Katherine by the king to hold during the war with France [CFR 1399–1405, p.14]. Annual value of the premises 6s. and no more because they are burdened with a rent of 40s. to the abbey of Malmesbury. Date of death and heirs as above.
886
Writ 6 Nov. 1410.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Barnet 13 Nov
She held the manors of Offley and Putteridge Bury in dower, of the duke of York of his manor of Hitchin and of other lords unknown, annual value £10. She held in her demesne as of fee half a knight’s fee in Langley by Hitchin, held of her by John Cokayn, a third part of a fee in Kimpton, held by Edward Benstede, and half a fee in Putteridge Bury held by Thomas Pole, knight. Date of death and heirs as above.
887
Writ 6 Nov. 1410.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Devizes 13 Nov
She held in her demesne as of fee: East Winterslow, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 100s. There are the site, 4 houses … with dovecot … garden and curtilage 2s., arable … wood 8s.4d., 150 a. pasture 31s., and assize rents 25s. Shaw, the manor, of Stephen Lescrope of the barony of Castle Combe by knight service, annual value 10 marks. Horton by Bishop’s Cannings, lands, of the bishop of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 100s. Over Wroughton, half the manor called ‘Rochesmanere’, and lands in Chiseldon, of the abbey of Tewkesbury in socage, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Tollard Royal and Vernhams Dean, half the manor and half the advowson, formerly of William de Lucy, clerk, of the heir of the earl of March, service unknown; annual values, the manor 10 marks, the church 12 marks. Berwick Bassett and Richardson, 46s.8d. rent from lands which William Dawe and Maud his wife hold for the term of their lives by the grant of John Roches and Willelma, of the abbot of Stanley by a rent of 40s. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. West Chisenbury, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of Thomas Chappelayn, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d. Nabal’s, lands and tenements, of …, service unknown, annual value nil because a rent of 40s. is owed to the abbey of Malmesbury. Winterbourne Bassett, 1 messuage and 1 virgate, of the duke of York, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. Bromham, 2 messuages, 3 carucates, meadow, pasture, wood and a rent of £4, in socage of the abbey of Battle by a rent of 59s.2d., payable by equal parts at Christmas and Midsummer. ‘Bouddon’, a close so called, of the abbess of Wilton in socage by a rent of 22s. Chittoe, a rent of 13s.4d. from lands which Geoffrey Dryfeld holds by the grant of John Roches and Willelma, payable by equal parts at the 4 terms, with reversion to them, of the bishop of Salisbury in socage, service unknown. Calne, a rent of 3s.10d. from lands held by John Trym, Roger Boucher and Thomas Boucher for their lives by the grant of John Roches and Willelm a. Whetham, a rent of 4s. from lands which Thomas Ballard and John Badecocke hold by the grant of John Roches and Willelma with reversion to them. They are held of Lord la Zouche, service unknown. Stock Street, a rent of 3s.8d. from lands and tenements which Alice wife of John Averay holds for life by their grant, also of Lord la Zouche, service unknown. Compton Bassett, a rent of 10s. from 1 messuage and 1 virgate called ‘Robkynes’, held of her by Peter Robkyns for life by homage, fealty, wardship and marriage and a rent of 2s.6d. at Easter and Michaelmas. She held of the duke of York, service unknown. Goatacre, 5s. rent from 1 messuage and 1 virgate which Thomas Baret and Ada his wife hold by the grant of John Roches and Willelma, of the abbey of Glastonbury, service unknown. Hardenhuish, 18s. from the manor at Michaelmas, of the abbot of Glastonbury, service unknown, and 1 knight’s fee held of her by John Raynes by homage, fealty, wardship and marriage, and by her of the abbey of Malmesbury. Date of death and heirs as above. [Both copies worn, some readings doubtful].
C 137/84, no.38
E 136/196, no.9
E 149/96, no.3


JOHN HARDYNG
888
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to whether he enjoys lucid intervals. 20 June 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Keynsham 11 Aug
John son of William Hardyng has been of unsound mind for 18 years last past but has lucid intervals from time to time, insufficient to administer his lands. He holds 1 messuage, 10 a. arable and 1 a. meadow in Brockley to himself and the heirs of Humphrey Scovylle by a rent of 5s. and 2 lb. cumin payable at Midsummer and Michaelmas by equal parts, annual value 40d. Humphrey has held the premises since 3 May last.
C 137/84, no.39


WILLIAM WILLICOTES
889
Writ 22 Jan. 1411.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Chipping Campden 11 Feb
He held to himself and his heirs the manor of Willicote of the king of the honour of Leicester in socage by fealty, annual value 10 marks, and 1 messuage, 2 carucates and 6 a. meadow in Alscot of the prior of Deerhurst of the manor of Preston on Stour in socage by fealty, annual value £4. He held jointly with Walter Snapp to them and his heirs 1 messuage, 1 virgate and 8 a. in Over Rendcomb of the abbot of St. Mary of Bruern of the manor of Over Rendcomb, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. He died on 7 Jan. last. Thomas his son and heir was aged 21 years on 1 Aug. last.
890
Writ 22 Jan. 1411.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Grandpont 7 Feb
He held nothing in Berkshire. Date of death and heir as above.
891
OXFORD. Inquisition. Woodstock 3 Feb 1411
He held the manor of Headington with the hundreds of Bullingdon and North Gate to himself and his heirs, of the king in chief by the king’s grant [CPR 1399–1401, p.47], rendering £40 to the king by equal parts at Michaelmas and Easter, annual value beyond that £20. He also held to himself and his heirs male the office of keeper of Cornbury Park of the king by grant by letters patent shown to the jurors [CPR 1401–5, p.181], annual value 20s. In right of the inheritance of Elizabeth his wife, who is still living, he held the manor of Chastelton of Elizabeth la Vache of her manor of Hook Norton by knight service, annual value £20. Also jointly with Elizabeth of her inheritance he held 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 20 a. arable, and 20 a. meadow in Chastelton and Brookend of Elizabeth la Vache of her same manor by knight service, annual value 40s.; the manor and advowson of Salford of Edmund earl of March, a minor in the king’s ward, of the castle of Wigmore by knight service, annual value £20; 1 messuage, 7 virgates, 1 carucate, 20 a. meadow and 40s. rent in Salford of the same, annual value 10 marks; 40s. rent from 1 messuage and 1 carucate in North Leigh, with the reversion of the messuage and carucate, of the abbot of Netley of the manor of North Leigh …; 1 messuage and 1/2 virgate in Wilcote of Thomas Wykham, knight, of the manor of Wilcote, annual value 6s.8d.; 1 messuage, 3 virgates and 3 a. in Woodperry of Richard Maydegode and Walter Bywell, clerk, of the manor of Woodperry …; and 15 a. in Epwell of Richard Maydegode and Geoffrey …, annual value 5s. By the grant of William Symondes of Pillerton by a fine [CP 25(1)/19 1/25, no.13] he held 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Cornwell jointly with Walter Snappe to them and his heirs, of Elizabeth Lady Clinton of her manor of Temple Guiting, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. Also jointly with Walter Snappe by a fine [not found] he held the reversion of 1 carucate in Tilgarsley and Eynsham, which Margaret Paynell and Agnes her daughter hold for life, of the abbot of Netley of his manor of North Leigh, service unknown … Jointly with Richard Maydegode and Walter Snappe, who are still living, he held 1 messuage and 30 a. in Salford to them and his heirs, of Elizabeth (?) … of the manor of Salford by knight service, annual value 13s.4d. … Date of death and heir as above. [Much damaged, several lines illegible, readings doubtful].
892
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Evesham 16 Feb 1411
In right of Elizabeth his wife he held the manor of Hill Croome of Gilbert Lord Talbot of his castle of Goodrich by knight service, annual value £10; 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Kerswell of the bishop of Worcester of his manor of Kempsey by knight service, annual value 26s.8d.; and 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Evenlode, annual value 26s.8d. Jointly with Elizabeth for the term of their lives he held 1 messuage and 1 virgate in Hill Croome of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and a rent of 1 boar and 20 pigs fit for the larder to be taken yearly in the manor of Broadwell at Michaelmas by the grant of the abbot of Evesham. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/84, no.41
E 152/435, 438; 440


ARNOLD SAVAGE, KNIGHT
893
Writ 30 April 1411.
KENT. Inquisition. Newington by Sittingbourne 14 May
He held the manor of Shorne at farm for life with remainder to Arnold his son and Katherine his wife for their lives and his own right heirs by the grant of Thomas Wodegate and Roger Style by charter made with royal licence; both charter and letters patent were shown to the jurors. It is held by the service of carrying with other tenants a white banner towards Scotland for 40 days. It comprises the site, annual value nil, 120 a. arable at 4d., 60 a. with heath at 2d., 5 a. salt meadow at 4d., assize rents of 20 marks 2s.8d. payable at the 4 terms, 73s.1d. in custom silver on 1 Aug., 1 windmill nil, perquisites and profits of court with view of frankpledge 13s.4d., and 9 bushels of palm barley at Michaelmas 3s.4 1/2d. He held the manor of Bobbing in his demesne as of fee. There are the site, annual value nil, 120 a. arable at 6d., 60 a. pasture at 3d., 70 a. wood of which 10 may be cut each year, then 4s., rents of £10 at the 4 terms, 70 hens and 12 cocks at 3d. at Christmas, 1,000 eggs at 6d. the 100 at Easter, and 120 quarters of palm barley at Michaelmas at 3d. the quarter, and perquisites of court 6s.8d. Margery widow of John de Nerford takes £6 13s.4d. for life from the manor by the grant of Arnold. It is held of the manor of Milton in gavelkind by a rent of 52s. and suit of court at Milton twice yearly after Michaelmas and Easter. He also held in his demesne as of fee 2 watermills called ‘Southmelle’, annual value 100s., and ‘Pynewyghill mill’, annual value 40s., of the manor of Milton in gavelkind by a rent of 5s. and 200 sheep [at?, ms. altered] 10d.. Jointly with Joan his wife, who survives him, he held the manors of Helmes, Funton and Kemsley by the grant of John Barler, rector of Westwell, William Colier, vicar of Milton, Henry Wille, vicar of …dringham, and Thomas Godwot, clerk, to hold to them for his life with remainder to Arnold Savage his son. They are held of the manor of Milton by gavelkind by a rent of 6s.8d., annual value £20. He died on 29 Nov. last. Arnold his son and heir is aged 28 years and more.
C 137/84, no.42
E 136/95, no.10


ISABEL WIDOW OF HUGH CRANE AND OF JOHN INKEPENNE
894
Writ 5 Oct. 1410.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Reading 13 Oct
She held in her demesne in fee tail 2 messuages, 3 carucates, 25 a. meadow, 8 a. pasture, 30 a. wood and £4 10s. rent in Hampstead Norris, Wyld, Ashampstead, Buckhold and Basildon. Of whom they are held is unknown; annual value 10 marks. By a fine of 1356 [CP 25(1)/1 1/66, no.3] William Cokeswell and William Ceresy granted these premises to Isabel de Brompton to hold for her life with successive remainders to Thomas de Coleshull and Lucy his wife for their lives, Richard their son and the heirs of his body, Thomas his brother and the heirs of his body, Isabel his sister and the heirs of her body and the right heirs of Richard. All died before Isabel Coleshull, who became Isabel Crane, and she died holding them on 1 Oct. last. Richard son of Robert Inkepenne, her son, is next heir, now aged about 21 but still in the king’s ward as a minor.
895
Writ, melius sciri, as the above did not state of whom she held or what was the age of Richard Clare. 15 June 1412.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Abingdon 6 July
One messuage, 2 carucates, 20 a. meadow, 4 a. pasture, 18 a. wood and 45s. rent in Hampstead Norris and Wyld are held of Robert Fereres, knight, lord of Chartley, of his manor of Hampstead Norris by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee and 14s., payable to the king; and 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 5 a. meadow, 4 a. pasture, 12 a. wood and 45s. rent in Ashampstead, Buckhold and Basildon of Amaury Lord St. Amand of his manor of Basildon by a rent of 1 ploughshare, price 7d. at Michaelmas. Richard son of Robert Inkepenne son of Isabel Crane is aged 22 years and more.
C 137/84, no.43 and 88, no.45a


HENRY DE LILBOURN
896
Writ 10 Oct. 1410.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Alnwick 25 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee: Belford and Easington, half the manors, of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee; annual value, capital messuages nil, the half vills 100s. and no more because of destruction by the Scots. Beanley, the manor, of John the king’s son of the barony of Golpatrik by a rent of 12 marks, annual value nil owing to destruction by the Scots. Shawdon, the manor, with half the vill of Glanton, of the barony of Wark by knight service, rendering 100s. to a chaplain celebrating there, 20s. to the lord of Wark for the safeguard of the castle, and 12s. to the king by the sheriff; annual value nil. West Lilburn, the manor, of the barony of Wark by knight service, annual value nil because of destruction as above. Hebburn, 1 carucate called ‘Manisland’, of William brother of Robert de Lilbourne of the lordship of Hebburn in socage by a rent of 2s., annual value nil. Thomas his brother and heir is aged 20 years and 40 weeks and more.
C 137/84, no.45


MARGARET HETON
897
Writ for proof of age of Margaret Heton, in the ward of Robert de Herbotell, who should be warned. 20 Jan. 1411.
[Endorsed] He was warned to be present.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Proof of age. Morpeth 12 Feb
Margaret, one of the sisters and heirs of William, son and heir of Henry de Heton, knight, was 16 on 13 Jan. last, having been born in the castle of Chillingham and baptised in the church there. The jurors gave the following reasons for knowing this. John Whytfeld, aged 62, was in the church and saw John Bolton, canon of Alnwick, acting as godfather. John Corbet, 47, that day met Margaret Fox and Margaret Scryfwyn, the godmothers, at the church. John Horsley, 60, was captured by the Scots on that day. Wayland Maudit, 62, was sent on that day by Henry father of Margaret to buy wine at Newcastle. Nicholas Heron, 69, that day married Katherine daughter of John Gylson of Chatton in Chillingham church. Thomas de Throkelowe, 49, made offerings for Alice his wife in that church. Robert Horner, 50, was that day captured by Thomas Grey of Hetton and taken to Norham castle against his will.
C 137/84, no.47


WILLIAM WYNCELAWE
898
Writ for proof of age of William Wyncelawe son and heir of Mary wife of Thomas Holgyll and formerly wife of John Wyncelawe of Oxford. He is in the ward of Thomas Holgyll who should be informed. 8 Dec. 1410.
NORFOLK. Proof of age. Watton 5 Jan 1411
Peter de Holkham, aged 50 years and more, says that William is aged 21 years and more since 1 Nov. last, because he was born at Cranworth in Norfolk on 1 Nov. 1387 and baptised in the church there. He was in the church and saw the baptism. The other jurors confirm the date for the reasons given. John Markaund, 60 and more: Robert his son was aged 2 years on that day. John Rokell, 57: Joan his daughter was married to Thomas Smyth in that church on that day. Andrew Herward, 45 and more, … knows the date by the date of an indenture. Thomas Rote, 46 and more: a house of John Rote his brother was burnt down on that day. John Candelere, 49 and more, was riding, … fell off his horse and broke his right shin. Thomas Chapman, 52 and more, … John Hendy, 54 and more: Robert his brother died that day. John Boteler, 45 and more: Robert his son died that day. Warin Bakere, 48 and more, fell … killed his horse. William Dawes, 58 and more: Joan his sister was married that day. John Grene, 47 and more, was riding on the high road to the church and met a group of men and women going to the baptism.
C 137/84, no.48


JOHN DEL CHAMBRE
899
Writ for proof of age of John son and heir of Edmund del Chambre of Epping. He is in the ward of Margaret widow of Edmund by the grant of John Merssh, esquire. She should be informed. 5 May 1411.
ESSEX. Proof of age. Waltham Holy Cross 29 May
John was 21 on 11 Sept. 1410, having been born at Epping on 11 Sept. 1388 and baptised there. The jurors know this for the reasons given. Gilbert atte Chirche, aged 44 years, was in the church and held the book for the priest at the baptism. Walter Moor, 62, came to the church that day and brought a wax candle to burn before the image of the Virgin Mary at the time of the baptism. John Baltre, senior, 43, was in the church and made a footstool (scabellum) before the altar of the Virgin Mary at the time of the baptism. William Sloman, 47, that day carried sand (zabulum) in his cart to the church at the time of the baptism. Richard Sheryng, 60, was in the church. His wife Emma was godmother and he saw her holding John. Reynold Smyth, 44, was present in the church and placed a candle at the north door of the church at the time of the baptism. William Skynnere, 50, John Dawe, 52, John Sewat, 63, and William Dowble, 46, said separately that they were in the church and were asked by the father, Edmund, to bear witness to the age. On that day Gilbert atte Chirche granted by his deed to Richard Sheryng and Emma his wife and their heirs 1 a. in Epping. They were witnesses and the deed was read and shown to them. William Herry, 49, and John Wryghte, 47, on that day were asked to go to the church to witness the deed of Richard Sheryng, saw John in the graveyard after the baptism, and Edmund the father asked them to be witnesses.
C 137/84, no.49


RICHARD INKEPENNE
900
Writ for proof of age. Richard being in the ward of Robert Thresk by the grant of Helmyng Leget, Robert should be informed. 18 Feb. 1411.
HAMPSHIRE. Proof of age. Winchester 30 March
Richard son and heir of Robert Inkepenne is aged 21 years and more, having been born in the manor of Woolston on 14 Aug. and baptised in St. Mary’s church, Southampton, on the next day. The jurors know this for the following reasons. John Frensshe, aged 44 years, was present in the church at the baptism by Master Richard Colshull, then precentor of the church, uncle and godfather of Richard, and the day and year were written in a missal of the church by John Amedes, clerk of Master Richard, and he, John, saw it written at the request of Robert the father. John Veel, 46, brought a lighted candle called ‘vaud taper’ and held it during the baptism. William Martyn, 60, and William Gamman, 58, came to the church together to hear mass and met Christine de Ichene, the midwife, carrying Richard to the church. William Rede of Botley, 60: Christine the midwife told him of the birth. John Haynow, 47: Guy his brother had a son born of Agnes his wife on that day. John Rede, 49, Henry Graunt, 48, John Chydyok, 46, William Denyas, 48, John William, 47, and John Trumpour, 50, were practising archery in a field by the churchyard and saw Christine carrying the baby from the church to Itchen to cross the river Itchen in a boat called ‘le Passeger’ to the manor of Woolston.
C 137/84, no.50


JOHN DE CLIFFORD
901
Writ for proof of age. Elizabeth widow of Thomas de Clifford, who has the wardship by the grant of Anne late queen of England, should be informed. 15 Feb. 1411.
[Endorsed] Elizabeth was warned to be at Newcastle on 9 June by William White and Thomas Sperman.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Proof of age. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 9 June
John son and heir of Thomas de Clifford, knight, was born at Hart and baptised there on 23 April 1389, and is therefore aged 22 years and more. The jurors know this for the reasons given. William Whitchestre, knight, aged 50 years, saw the baptism. Robert Lysle, knight, 60 and more: Robert his son was born within 3 days of the birth and is now aged 22 and more. Richard Crawecestre, 51, married the daughter of William Urde in that church on that day. John Lysle, 56 and more: Thomas his eldest son died 3 days after that date. John Strother, 54, Thomas Middelton, 58, John Whitfeld, 61 and more, Eldomar Heryng, 47 and more, Wayland Mawedit, 62 and more, and John Wettewodd, 56 and more, were all hearing mass in the church in the choir of St. Mary and made offerings. Thomas Schaftowe, 52, and John Belyngham, 64 and more, were godfathers of John son of John Golde, who was baptised on the same day in the same font. The jurors had other notable evidence if it were necessary to produce it.
C 137/84, no.52


THOMAS DE LILBOURN
902
Writ to give seisin to Thomas brother and heir of Henry de Lilbourn. 6 Nov. 1410.
NORTHUMBERLAND. The escheator cannot execute the writ because at the livery of seisin Agnes, widow of Henry, came and sought a third part of the manors of Shawdon and Belford and of all other lands which Henry had held, as her dower by royal writ. Thomas alleged that she should not have it and she is pursuing it in chancery Therefore the escheator is unable to act at present
C 137/84, no.54


MARGARET WIDOW OF JOHN EARL OF SOMERSET
903
Writ to assign dower, 22 Dec. 1410.
no date
Assigned: £166 13s.4d. as a third part of £500 yearly from the petty custom in the port of London by the collectors which he held in fee tail by the king’s grant [CPR 1401–5, p.477; 1408–13, p.142].
C 137/84, no.55


GILES DAUBENEY, KNIGHT
904
ex officio
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service the manors of South Petherton, Barrington, Stratton on the Fosse and Charlton, with the hundred of South Petherton. Owing to his death and the minority of John his son they came into the king’s hands. A third part was assigned to Margaret his widow in dower. On 16 May in this year John Ketherowe came to Barrington and violently seized and carried off the widow. He has married her and holds her without the king’s licence. The third parts are worth 100 marks yearly.
C 137/84, no.56


HENRY DE BARWE
905
Writ, precipimus, ordering the return of the inquisition already taken. 9 Nov. 1410.
ex officio
He held in his demesne as of fee: Lower Bullingham, 1 messuage and 90 a., and in Bullinghope, Clehonger and Mawfield 20s. rent, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 40s.; and also in Lower Bullingham 1 messuage and 80 a., of whom and service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Weston Birt, lands, of whom and by what service unknown, annual value 2s. He died on 8 Sept. last. John his son and heir was aged 4 years on 24 Feb.
C 137/84, no.57


LAWRENCE DE ACTON, SENIOR
906
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 29 Nov 1410
By his charter, dated 31 Oct. 1401 and shown to the jurors, he granted the manor of Hazon and all his other lands in Northumberland to Lawrence de Acton, junior, born of Elizabeth Sturmy, to hold to himself and the heirs of his body. He was given full seisin and still so holds. Lawrence senior died on 23 Sept. last. Alice and Joan de Moreton, daughters of Alice de Moreton, his daughter, are his next heirs, aged 16 and 13 years and more.
C 152/434, no.1


WILLIAM GRENEHAM
907
Writ 5 Feb. 1412.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham 9 April
He held the manor of Maid’s Moreton called ‘Daysmanere’ of John de Lancastre, knight, the king’s son, of the manor of Salden as half a knight’s fee by a rent of 6s.8d., annual value 100s. He died on 12 Sept. last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 12 years and more.
C 137/85, no.1


ISABEL WIDOW OF WILLIAM CARNETBY, KNIGHT
908
Writ 28 Jan. 1412.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 11 Feb 1412
She held for life a hamlet called Clarewood, parcel of the manor of Halton, which with the vill of Great Whittington is held of the king in chief, rendering for cornage £4 6s.8d. She also held in dower a third part of the manor of Halton and of the vill of Whittington of the king in chief, annual value £8 6s.8d. The reversion of all is to William son and heir of William Carnetby, knight. She died on 2 Oct. 1411. William their son and heir is aged 20 years and 45 weeks.
C 137/85, no.2


JOHN EYR OF LINWOOD
909
ex officio
He held of the king in chief 1 messuage in Linwood, annual value nil, and 2 a. arable there, annual value 4d., by a rent of 3s.6d. at the manor of Lyndhurst. He held 1 cottage in Fordingbridge, annual value nil, and a meadow annual value 12d., of Maurice Bruyn, service unknown. He died on 3 Feb. last. Margaret his daughter and heir is aged 10 years and more. Thomas Cyrkeby had 13s.4d. on the day that he was outlawed and the escheator has held it since then.
910
Writ 28 Jan. 1412.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Fordingbridge 14 March
He held in his demesne as of fee: Fordingbridge, 4 messuages, 3 a. arable, and 2 a. and 1 rood meadow, of Maurice Bruyn of the manor of Fordingbridge in socage, annual value 2s. Linwood, 1 messuage and 12 a. arable, of the king in chief as a fortieth part of a knight’s fee and by a rent of 2s. payable at Michaelmas to the farmers of the manor of Lyndhurst, annual value 12d. He died on 4 May 1411. Katherine [over erasure] his daughter and heir is aged 10 years and more.
C 137/85, no.3
E 149/97, no.6


ANSELM GYSE
911
Writ 3 Feb. 1412.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Tetbury 17 Feb
He held the manors of Elmore and Daglingworth in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual values £20 and 100s. He died on 1 April 1407. Reynold his son and heir is aged 24 years and more. Anne his widow has taken the profits of Elmore since his death, and John Bysley has held Daglingworth and taken the profits since 14 Aug. 1410.
C 137/85, no.4


MAUD WIFE OF EDWARD DE PABENHAM, KNIGHT
912
Writ 14 Feb. 1412.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Burgh le Marsh 30 March
She held 1 messuage and 1 bovate in Langton in her demesne as of fee, of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value 10s. She died at Winthorpe on 16 April last. John Burdet of Gainsborough, son of John son of Stephen son of Alice daughter of Robert father of Thomas Perrers her father, is her next heir aged 60 years and more.
C 137/85, no.5


JOHN RENET
913
Writ 6 Nov. 1411.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough 11 Nov
He held jointly with Maud his wife to them and his heirs by the grant of Petronilla, his mother: Shalbourne, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of Humphrey son and heir of Edmund earl of Stafford, who is under age in the ward of Queen Joan by the king’s grant, of the manor Wexcombe as half a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. Corton, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of Lord Maltravers in socage, annual value 10 marks. Allington by All Cannings, 1 messuage and 2 virgates, of Lord de la Warr in socage, annual value 20s. John died on 8 Nov. 1400(?) and Maud on 8 Sept. 1411(?). John their son and heir is aged 12 years and more.
C 137/85, no.6


JOHN DE HARYNGTON
914
Writ 4 Dec. 1411.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Boston 14 Jan 1412
He held a third part of the manor of Skirbeck and Beausolace of Anne queen of England of the lordship of Richmond by knight service, annual value £4. He died at Fleet on 10 Sept. 1389. Owing to the minority of Robert his son it was taken into the hands of the queen, and then of the king until 29 Sept. 1399. Since then John Belle of Boston has held it by letters patent [not found] until the full age of the heir, John, rendering £4 yearly. There was no heir called John, but Robert as above, now aged 22 years and more.
915
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to the identity of the heir. 22 Feb. 1412.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Boston 30 March
He held a third part of the manor of Skirbeck and Beausolace in his demesne as of fee. Robert his son and heir is the same person as the John named in the writ.
C 137/85, no.7


JOHN PRESTON
916
Writ 10 Oct. 1411.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Chippenham 23 Nov
He held 1 messuage and 3 virgates of arable and meadow in Yatesbury of Queen Joan of the castle of Devizes as an eighth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 26s.8d., by the grant of Baldwin Frevyle, knight, to him for life with reversion to Baldwin. He died on 26 Jan. last. Baldwin son of Baldwin Frevyle, knight, is heir, aged 13 years and more.
C 137/85, no.8


THOMAS ROMSEY
917
Writ 23 Dec. 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Wells 3 Feb 1412
He held 4 messuages, 1 carucate and 40 a. arable, and 20 a. meadow in Saltford in his demesne as of fee of the honour of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 6 marks. He died on 26 July 1400. Thomas his son and heir is aged 22 years and more. John Chitterne has held the premises and taken the profits since his death by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, p.450].
C 137/85, no.10


JOHN FROGENHALE
918
Writ, plura, 7 Dec. 1411.
KENT. Inquisition. Ospringe 8 Feb 1412
John son of John Frogenhale held more than was stated in the former inquisition [CIPM XVIII, no.86] namely: Buckland, 17 a. arable, held of him of the manor of Buckland in gavelkind, rendering yearly 17s., 2 cocks, 10 hens and 80 eggs with suit of court at Buckland every 3 weeks and fealty and relief when it is due according to the amount of half the rent, annual value beyond the services of the lord 12d. the acre. Ospringe, 6 a. arable, of Thomas Sakevyle of his manor of Ospringe in gavelkind, rendering 2s. and suit of court every 3 weeks and fealty and relief according to the amount of the rent, annual value 4d. the acre. William his son and heir is aged 14 years and more.
C 137/85, no.11


JOHN THOMLYNSON
919
Writ 13 Feb. 1412.
YORK. Inquisition. Ingleton 24 April
John Thomlynson of Newton held 1 toft, 160 a. arable and 4 a. meadow in Burton in Lonsdale in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as an eighth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 40s. He died on 10 Jan. last. William his son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/85, no.12