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NICHOLAS RUGGELEY
105
Writ 24 April 1413.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Penkridge 17 July
Nicholas Ruggeley of Little Saredon once held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 1 mill, 1 1/2 carucates, 12 a. meadow, 16 a. wood and 7s. rent in Bentley except for 4 a., in ‘Borewardestrete’ and enfeoffed John Ayssheby and Richard Love by royal licence [CPR 1405–8, p.456]. John regranted them to Nicholas and Eleanor his wife and the heirs of their bodies with successive remainders to John Jus, brother of Nicholas, the heirs of his body and the right heirs of William de Benteley, to hold of the king. Richard Love by deed dated at Bentley on 24 Oct. 1412 confirmed this grant. So Nicholas and Eleanor held by the service of keeping the hay called Bentley Hay in Cannock forest, annual value 4 marks. Also jointly with Eleanor he held 1 messuage, 2 carucates, 12 a. meadow, 20 a. wood and 4d. rent in Great Saredon, Little Saredon, Shareshill, Hatherton and Otherton by the grant of Roger Wasteneys and John Sawyer, chaplain, to them and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to John Jus, brother of Nicholas and his heirs and assigns. Similarly he held for life 1 virgate, 16 a. arable, 4 a. meadow and 2 a. moor in Cannock, Whitgreave, Salt, Little Wyrley, Great Wyrley, Norton under Cannock and ‘Fernyhalgewe’ (?Horninglow), by the grant of John Jus to Nicholas for life with remainder to John Salwey and his heirs and assigns. They are not held of the king but of whom is unknown, annual value 12 marks. He died on 12 Feb. last. Alice wife of William Smyth of Rugeley is his kinswoman and next heir, aged 40 years and more.
C 138/4, no. 50
E 149/101, no. 11


WALTER RODENEY, KNIGHT
106
Writ 13 Oct. 1413.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Wells 21 Oct
He held in fee tail 2 parts of the manors of Backwell, Saltford, Twerton, Rodney Stoke and Lamyat with the advowsons of Backwell and Saltford and 2 parts of 6 messuages and of 6 virgates in Hallatrow, with the reversion of the 3rd parts which Alice widow of John de Rodeney, knight, his father, holds in dower, by the grant of Thomas Balon, parson of Radstock, John Horne, parson of Uphill, Robert Edyngton, vicar of Westbury by Wells, to John, Katharine his wife and the heirs of his body. The manors of Backwell, Saltford and Twerton, the messuages and land in Hallatrow, half the manor of Rodney Stoke and the advowsons are held of the heir of Lord le Despenser, a minor in the king’s ward, by knight service, annual value £20. The other half of Rodney Stoke and a 20th part of half the manor of Lamyat are held of the bishop of Bath, service unknown, annual value 100s.; and the remainder of the half of Lamyat of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, annual value 23s.8d.; and the other half of the king of the earldom of Hereford in socage by fealty and a rent of 13s.4d., annual value 34s.4d. He held the manor of Badgworth for life by the grant of John Venables and Richard Sutton to him, Isabel his wife and the heirs of Isabel, of John Roger of his manor of Sparkford, service unknown, annual value £10. He also held the reversions of: the manor of Dinder, which Richard Virgo, Edith his wife and Isabel their daughter hold for their lives by the grant of John de Rodeney, rendering £10 13s.4d. by equal parts at the 4 terms, with reversion to John and his heirs, of the bishop of Bath by knight service, annual value nil beyond the rent; the manor of Lovington, which Richard Shephurd holds for life by the grant of the same, rendering 16 marks by equal parts at the 4 principal terms with the same reversion, of the abbot of St. Mary Graces, annual value nil beyond the rent; and 4 messuages, 4 carucates and 40 a. meadow in Congresbury and Wedmore, which John Venables, Richard Mulborne, John Roke and others hold for life by the grant of Walter, rendering £10 8s. yearly, with the same reversion, in Congresbury of the bishop of Bath and in Wedmore of the dean of Wells, annual value nil beyond the rent. He died on 10 Oct. 1413. John son of Walter and Isabel is their heir, aged 26 years and more.
C 138/4, no. 51
E 149/101, no. 14


ANKARET WIDOW OF RICHARD TALBOT, KNIGHT
107
Writ 8 June 1413.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 28 June
She held in her demesne as of fee a 4th part of half the manor of Weston Turville with the advowson at the 4th turn and a 3rd part of 5 a. arable there, of the king of the honor and earldom of Leicester as a 20th part of half a knight’s fee, annual value 34s. including 24s. in assize rents payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas. She died on 1 June last. Gilbert Talbot, knight, her son and heir, is aged 24 years and more.
108
Writ 8 June 1413.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Great Faringdon 30 June
She held a 3rd part of 2 parts of the manor and hundred of Shrivenham in dower of the inheritance of Gilbert her son and heir, of the king in chief as a 3rd part of 2 parts of a knight’s fee, annual value 118s. including £4 19s. in assize rents payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. Date of death and heir as above.
109
Writ 8 June 1413.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Witney 1 July
She held a 3rd part of the manor and hundred of Bampton in dower of the inheritance of Gilbert her son and heir, of the king in chief as a 3rd part of a knight’s fee, annual value £12 including £7 11s.8d. in assize rents payable as above. Date of death and heir as above.
110
Writ 8 June 1413.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough 23 June
She held in her demesne as of fee: Broughton Gifford, half the manor, of John Arundell, knight, lord Maltravers, service unknown, annual value £10 including £6 5s. in assize rents payable as above. Ashton Giffard, half the manor with the advowson of Codford St. Peter at Alternate presentations, both of John Arundell, knight, service unknown, annual value 100s. including 63s. in assize rents, payable as above. Swindon, a 3rd part of the manor, of the inheritance of Gilbert Talbot, knight, of the king in chief as a 3rd part of a knight’s fee, annual value £4 including 46s.8d. in assize rents payable as above. Date of death and heir as above.
111
Writ 8 June 1413.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Polesworth 23 June
She held a 4th part of the manor of Willey of Joan Beauchamp, lady Abergavenny, service unknown, annual value 29s. including 22s. in assize rents payable as above. Date of death and heir, aged 27 years and more, as above.
112
Writ 8 June 1413.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Gloucester 24 June
Gilbert Talbot, knight, of Goodrich Castle formerly held the manors of Longhope, Huntley and Lydney and 2 parts of the manor of Leigh in his demesne as of fee and granted them to Richard and Ankaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies. They held them and had issue Gilbert Talbot, knight, Richard died and Ankaret held them whilst she lived, Longhope and Huntley of the king of the duchy of Lancaster of the honor of Monmouth as 1 knight’s fee, annual values £18 10s. and £6 4s., Lydney of Richard earl of Warwick in socage by a rent of £4 payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, annual value 112s., and the 2 parts of Leigh, of Hugh [Morton], abbot of St. Peter’s, Gloucester, service unknown, annual value £6 18s. She held in her demesne as of fee half the manor of Badgeworth of Humphrey son and heir of Edmund earl of Stafford, a minor in the king’s ward, and he held of Henry IV as a 4th part of a knight’s fee, annual value £12 9s.6d. She held in dower of the inheritance of Gilbert Talbot a 3rd part of the manors of Painswick, Moreton Valence and Whaddon; Painswick of the king in chief as a 3rd part of half a knight’s fee, annual value £11 5s., Moreton Valence and Whaddon of the king of the earldom of Hereford of the manor of Haresfield as a 3rd part of half a knight’s fee, annual values £6 10s.8d. and £4; and also 11 3/4 messuages in Huntsham in the March of Wales and 10s. in assize rents from various tenants there by equal parts at Christmas, Lady Day, Lammas and Michaelmas, being part of the castle, manor and lordship of Goodrich Castle, which is held of the king in chief as 1 knight’s fee, annual value £4 6s.8d. Date of death and heir as above [no. 107].
113
Writ 8 June 1413.
Gilbert Talbot, knight, of Goodrich Castle, held the manor of Eccleswall in his demesne as of fee and granted it to Richard Talbot, knight, Ankaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies. They had issue Gilbert Talbot, knight. Richard died and Ankaret held it for the remainder of her life of the king in chief as 1 knight’s fee, annual value £39 10s. including £20 3s. in assize rents payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas. She held in dower of the inheritance of Gilbert: Penyard, a 3rd part of the manor as a 3rd part of a 50th part of a knight’s fee, annual value 4s. Cleeve Prior by the town of Ross on Wye in the fee of Wilton, a 3rd part of a meadow and pasture extending from the fence of various tenements of Ross from 1 head to the river Wye in length and breadth between the fence of Henry Moton on one side and a ditch on the other, of the king in chief as a 3rd part of a 100th part of a knight’s fee, annual value 12d. Archenfield, a 3rd part of the manor and of the hundred of Wormelow, of the king in chief as a 3rd part of a knight’s fee, annual value £8 10s. including £6 12s. in assize rents payable as above. Goodrich Castle, 1 messuage occupied by William Filly; 13s.6d. in assize rents payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas; parcels of meadow namely a 3rd part of the meadows called ‘Castelmede’, ‘Brodemede’, ‘Mullemede’ and ‘Overmede’ below ‘Asshmede’ with all the pasture called ‘Overwyesham’ and ‘Netherwyesham’; a 3rd part of a garden called ‘le Wynyard’; the issues and profits of the weirs and fisheries in the river Wye and of the mill; a 3rd part of the pleas and perquisites of the court of the lordship of Goodrich Castle; a wood called ‘Lyteldowarth’ with a parcel of wood called ‘Arthuresquarter’; a parcel of wood in ‘Longegrove’ and one called ‘le Taylle’ next to it; parcels of wood in the woods called ‘Coppodewode’ and ‘Castelgrove’ delimited by metes and bounds. All of these messuages, meadows, pasture, garden and profits of weirs, fisheries and courts, with lands and tenements in Huntsham in the March of Wales are parcel of the manor and lordship of Goodrich Castle, held of the king in chief as 1 knight’s fee, annual value 46s.8d. Date of death and heir as above [no. 107].
114
Writ 8 June 1413.
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Prees 20 June
She held in her demesne as of fee: Whitchurch otherwise Black Park, the manor and advowson, of Thomas earl of Arundel, service unknown, annual value beyond 40 marks which Isabel Ufford, countess of Suffolk, holds in dower from John Straunge, knight, formerly lord of the manor, and including £30 in assize rents payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, £40 and no more because the greater part was burnt and devastated by the Welsh rebels. Dodington, the manor, of the king in chief as 1 knight’s fee, annual value beyond 10 marks held by Isabel Ufford in dower, and including £4 13s.4d. in assize rents payable as above, £6 13s.4d. and no more for the same reason as above. Ightfield, 1 toft with the advowson, of Griffin Wareyn, service unknown, annual value 2d. Lynhales, a 4th part of the manor in the county and the March, of John Straunge, knight, lord of Knockin, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. and no more for the same reason as above. Whixall, 2 tofts and 12 a., of John Bacoke of Wem, service unknown, annual value 6s.3d. and no more for the same reason. Wrockwardine, the manor, of the king in chief by a rent of £8 payable by the sheriff, annual value beyond that £14 3s. including £10 13s. in assize rents payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Sutton Maddock with Brockton, the manor, of the king in chief by fealty and a rent of 4s, payable by the sheriff at the exchequer, annual value beyond that £4 including 40s. in assize rents payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. Ruthall, 2 1/2 messuages, 20 a. arable, 4 a. wood and 10s. in assize rents payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, of Nicholas Sandford, service unknown, annual value beyond the rents 10s. She held for life the castle and manor of Corfham; 8 messuages and 3 carucates in Peaton; 24 messuages, 24 virgates and 100 a. wood in Siefton; 6 messuages, 13 virgates, 40 a. meadow, and 13s.4d. in assize rents, payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, in Culmington with the advowson of Culmington; 10 messuages, 100 a. wood, 12 a. meadow and 40s. in assize rents payable as above in Diddlesbury; and the hay and chase of Earnstrey and Clee, all of the king in chief as 1 knight’s fee by the grant of John Boerleye of Broncroft, Geoffrey Louther and Hugh Burgh, esquires, by their deed dated at Corfham on 4 May 1408, described as the castle and manor of Corfham and all their lands and tenements etc. in Peaton, Siefton, Culmington, Diddlebury and Sparchford, with successive remainders to John Talbot, now lord Furnivall, as son and heir of Ankaret, the heirs of his body and her right heirs. The annual value is £13.6s.8d. including £10 15s. in assize rents payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Similarly she held for life 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Yeye of Hugh Burnell, knight, by the grant of the same 3 feoffees by the same deed with remainder as above, service unknown, annual value 20s. Date of death and heir as above [no. 107].
C 138/5, no. 52
E 149/100, no. 1
E 152/447,449,451


ELIZABETH WIFE OF WILLIAM PALTON, KNIGHT
115
Writ 16 Sept. 1413.
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne 21 Oct
She held nothing in Dorset. She died on 2 Sept. last. John Typtot, knight, is her kinsman and heir, being the son of Agnes, daughter of John Wroth, father of John Wroth, knight, father of John Wroth her brother, aged 30 years and more.
116
Writ 16 Sept. 1413.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 9 Oct
She held in her demesne as of fee a messuage called ‘Swan on the Hoop’ in Moulsham in the parish of Chelmsford, annual value 20s.6d., 24 a. arable and 1 a. meadow in Springfield, annual value 9s.4d., the arable being worth 4d. the a., and the meadow 16d., all of the abbot and convent of Coggeshall by a rent of 1 pair of spurs price 6d. Similarly she held 5 a. arable in a field called ‘Bunnegore’ in Springfield of Guy Buk by a rent of 4d., annual value at 4d. the a., 20d. Date of death and heir as above.
117
Writ 16 Sept. 1413.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster 2 Oct
She held to herself and the heirs of her body 3 messuages, 2 carucates, 90 a. meadow, 20 a. pasture, 40 a. wood and £28 rent payable by equal parts at the 4 terms, in Enfield and Edmonton by a fine of 1369 [CP 25/1/151/71, no. 474] by which John de Ekyndon, then vicar of Enfield, Thomas Payn, clerk, and Roger Derneford granted these premises to John Wroth and Margaret his wife for their lives with successive remainders to Francis de Enefeld and the heirs of his body and the heirs of John Wroth. Francis de Enefeld died without heirs of his body. Margaret died. John Wroth had issue John Wroth, knight, and Agnes. John Wroth, knight, inherited and had issue John and Elizabeth. This John died without heirs of his body. Then Elizabeth held. One messuage, 32 a. arable, 2 a. meadow and 66s.11d. rent are held of the king in chief by an 8th part of a 4th part of a knight’s fee. Of whom the rest is held and by what service is unknown; annual values, the messuage, arable, wood and pasture 40s., the meadow 11 marks 3s.4d. Date of death and heir as above.
118
Writ 16 Sept. 1413.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Basingstoke 21 Oct
She held the manors of Over Wallop and Nether Wallop and 1 carucate in Broughton in her demesne in fee tail by a fine of 1377 [CP 25/1/289/52, no. 4] by which George de Meryot, John Edward, clerk, and John Dekne granted them to Thomas Bouclonde, knight, and Maud his wife and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to John Wroth and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies. Thomas and Maud Bouclonde died without heirs of their bodies. John Wroth and Margaret then held and the premises descended to Elizabeth as above [no. 117]. They are not held of the king but of whom and by what service is unknown, annual values, Over Wallop 40s., Nether Wallop 40s., the carucate 12s. She held the manor of Brockley in the New Forest in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief of the manor of Lyndhurst by a rent of 30s.6d. and suit of court there every 3 weeks, annual value beyond the rent 60s. Date of death and heir as above.
119
Writ 16 Sept. 1413.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. West Lavington 25 Oct
She held the manor of Puck Shipton in her demesne in fee tail by a fine of 1350 [CP 25/1/255/48, no. 7] by which Peter de Wotton, clerk, and John de Ekyndon, chaplain, granted it to John Wroth and Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies. Similarly she held the manor of Woodfalls by a fine of 1377 [not found] by which George de Meryet, John Edward, clerk, and John Dekne granted it to Thomas Bouclonde, knight, for life with remainder to John Wroth, Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies; and the manor of Redlynch and 60 a. arable and 6 a. meadow in ‘Beaupers’ by another fine of the same date [CP 25/1/289/52, no. 4] by which the same 3 feoffees granted them to Thomas Bouclonde, Maud his wife and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to John Wroth, Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies; and 6 messuages, 2 carucates, 10 a. meadow, 180 a. pasture, pasture for 4 oxen and 13s.4d. rent payable by equal parts at the 4 terms in Enford and Fifield by a fine of 1361 [CP 25/1/255/50, no. 9] by which William de Gilyngham and Agnes his wife granted these premises to John Wroth, Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies. All descended as above [no. 118]. She also held the manor of Barford in her demesne as of fee. None of the premises was held of the king in chief but of whom is unknown, annual values, Puck Shipton manor 20 marks, Woodfalls manor 40s., Redlynch manor 5 marks, the holdings in Enfield and Fifield 10 marks and Barford manor 4 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
120
ex officio
Different jurors but same findings as last.
C 138/5, no. 53
E 149/100, no. 11
E 152/451, no. 1


JOHN AND THOMAS SONS OF IDONEA WIDOW OF JOHN POULET
121
Writ, for Thomas, 5 April 1413.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 31 July
The following came into the king’s hands owing to the death of Idonea widow of John Poulet, the death of John their son, and the minority Thomas brother of John, and they remain in the king’s hands: Holcombe Burnell, the manor, held of Thomas Brook, knight, and Joan his wife of their manor of Iddesleigh by knight service, annual value £8. It was held by William Batecok alias Badecok, chaplain, in his demesne as of fee and he by charter shown to the jurors granted it to Thomas son and heir of John Karle and the heirs of his body with successive remainders to Idonea sister of Thomas and the heirs of her body and John Kaynes and his heirs and assigns. Thomas Karle held in fee tail and died without heirs of his body. Idonea inherited it and married John Poulet. They had issue John and Thomas. John the father died. Idonea held it and died, and John the son died without heirs of his body. Thomas has now died without heirs of his body and it should descend to John Kaynes, who still lives. Campscott, 6 messuages, 5 ferlings, 12 a. meadow and 28 a. pasture of Elizabeth Poulet of her manor of Raleigh, service unknown, annual value £4. Barnacott, 3 messuages, 2 tofts, 40 a. arable and 12 a. meadow, of William Palton, knight, and Elizabeth his wife of their manor of Stoke Rivers, service unknown, annual value 20s. John Poulet son of Idonea died on 17 March last without heirs of his body. The premises in Campscott and Barnacott descended to Thomas, his brother and heir. Thomas died under aged without heirs of his body on the following 19 March. Richard Karle is his next heir in blood, being the son of Richard, son of Richard son of Thomas brother of Humphrey father of William father of John father of Idonea mother of John and Thomas his brother. Richard is aged 50 years and more.
122
Writ, for John, 25 March 1413.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 31 July
Findings as last.
123
Writ, for Thomas, 5 April 1413.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 31 July
Owing to the death of Idonea widow of John Poulet and after the death of John her son and heir, and because of the minority of Thomas brother and heir of John, 16s. rent from 1 messuage, 31 a. arable and 6 a. meadow in Loscombe came into the hands of Henry IV and remain in the present king’s hands. Of whom and by what service the rent is held is unknown. Thomas died on 19 March last holding in fee simple. Richard Karle is next heir, as above, aged 50 years and more.
124
Writ, for John, 25 March 1413.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 31 July
Findings as last.
125
Writ, for John, 25 March 1413.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Chard 28 July
Owing to the death of Idonea, etc. as above, the following came into the hands of Henry IV and remain in the present king’s hands, all services unknown except for Compton Durville: Compton Durville, 1 messuage, 80 a. arable and 1 a. meadow, held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £6. Cudworth, the manor with 1 carucate in Ludney, parcel of it, of John Typtoft, knight, of his manor of Curry Malet, and 6 messuages and 3 carucates in Worth, also parcel of the manor, of John Chydyok of his manor of Chideock, annual value together £13 9s.5 1/2d. Walscombe, 1 carucate, of the bishop of Bath of his manor of Chard, annual value 40s. Seavington St. Mary, 1 messuage, 80 a. arable and 1/2 a. meadow, of William Cheyne, knight, annual value 66s.8d. Avishays, 100 a. arable, of William Beauchamp, annual value 10s. Clyve, 1 tenement, of Alexander Lynde, annual value 5s. Dinnington, 1 tenement, of the same, annual value 4s. Charlton Mackrell, 1 carucate, of Thomas FitzPain, knight, annual value 16s.8d. Charlton Adam, 1 messuage and 20 a. arable, of the prior of Bruton, annual value 6s.8d. Montacute, 2 tofts, 2 market stalls and 1 close containing 8 a. arable, of the prior of Montacute, annual value 14d. Lidmarsh, 20 a. arable, of William Beauchamp, annual value 6s.8d. Chard, 2 messuages and 1 fulling mill, of the bishop of Bath, annual value 10s. Ashway, 1 messuage, 300 a. arable, 20 a. wood and 30s. rent, of the prior of Taunton, annual value £3. Seavington St. Michael, 1 messuage and 5 a. arable of Humphrey Stafford, knight, annual value 5s. Knoll, 1 close called ‘Asshylyete’ containing 6 a. pasture, of John Denbawe, annual value 16s. Hinton St. George, 7 a. meadow and 4s. rent from lands and tenements which Amice widow of Stephen Derby, knight, Ralph James and John Benyn hold in fee, the meadow of John Denbawe, annual value 11s., but of whom the rent is held is unknown. William Batecok alias Badcoke, chaplain, held all the above in his demesne as of fee and by his charter granted all except the premises in Compton Durville to Thomas son and heir of John Karle, remainder and descent as above [no. 121]. They should descend to John Kaynes who still lives. The premises in Compton Durville should descend to Thomas Poulet as brother and heir. He died on 19 March. Richard Karle is next heir as above, aged 50 years and more.
126
Writ, for Thomas. 5 April 1413.
Partly torn and illegible, but findings apparently as last.
C 138/5, no. 5
E 149/100, no. 9
E 152/450, no. 2


JOAN WIDOW OF JOHN PAVELEY, KNIGHT
127
Writ 19 Feb. 1414.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 21 Sept
On 8 Feb. 1395 Lewis de Clyfford, Richard Stury and Thomas Latymer, knights, Richard Dudley, John Warwyk and William Lane, chaplain, by their deed shown to the jurors, granted the manor and advowson of Paulerspury, which John Paveley, knight, had granted to them, to Joan his widow to hold to herself for her life and to her executors for 1 year more, without impeachment of waste and with remainder to themselves. This reversion they granted to Isabel, then wife of John Paveley junior, knight, and now the wife of John Seynt Johan, to hold to her and her heirs and assigns. Joan attorned to Isabel. Afterwards on 12 July 1403 Joan by her deed, also shown to the jurors, granted all her estate in the manor except an interior court in the house called the gatehouse with the house, and excepting the advowson and the herbage, fishery and hunting in the new park and a meadow called ‘le Newmedwe’ and a garden next the graveyard of the manor with free ingress and egress to and from all these, to John Seynt Johan, Isabel his wife, Oliver their son, Thomas Wodevile, John Wylkotes, William Poulet and John Bovere for the life of Joan on certain conditions contained in the deed, provided always that immediately after the death of Joan John Seynt Johan and Isabel and their heirs and assigns could enter the manor as of ancient right without any payments or claims whatsoever from Joan on account of her occupation of the manor, excepting always that her executors should have free ingress and egress and reasonable time for administration without impediment by John Seynt Johan and Isabel or anyone acting in their name. John Seynt Johan and Isabel are still alive, Isabel being aged 40. The whole manor should remain to them and the heirs and assigns of Isabel. It is held of the king of the honor of Peverel as half a knight’s fee, annual value £30. Joan died on 1 Feb. 1414. Margery wife of John Bryan of Worcestershire is her kinswoman and heir, being the daughter of Sybil her sister, aged 30 years and more.
C 138/5, no. 55
E 136/148, no. 1
E 149/102, no. 17


ROBERT TODENHAM
128
Writ for proof of age of Robert son and heir of Robert Todenham, esquire. He is in the ward of John Tiptot, knight, who should be warned. 1 Nov. 1413.
NORFOLK. Proof of age. East Harling 5 Nov
Peter Payn, Adam Nobbes, John Borhed and John Hethill, all aged 50 years and more, separately examined, say that Robert Todenham was aged 21 on 17 July last, having been born at East Harling on that day and baptised in the church there [sic, no year given]. They were in the church to hear mass and saw the baptism. Edmund Thweyt, Peter Hokham, John Roudham and Richard Spencer, all aged 45 years and more say the same and know because Margaret daughter of Simon atte Dele was married to William Adekyn on that day and they were present at the wedding and saw the baptism. John Mounteney, William Wryghte, John Smyth and Thomas Auncell, all aged 48 years and more, say the same and they know because they were riding on the highway between East Harling and the church and met men and women conducting Robert to the church for the baptism. The escheator informed John Typtoft but he did not come.
C 138/5, no. 56


JOHN BAYEUX
129
Writ for proof of age of John son and heir of John Bayeux, Henry Mulsho has the wardship and should be informed. 29 May 1413.
[Endorsed] He was informed.
NORTHAMPTON. Proof of age. Geddington 19 June
The jurors say that John Bayeux was aged 21 on 3 Nov. 1412, because he was born at Aynho and baptised in the church there on 16 Oct. 1390. John Bamburgh, Richard Wythir and Henry Grey, all aged 50 years and more, were in the church on that Sunday, heard mass and afterwards saw the baptism. Robert Corsour, William Knyght and John Man, all aged 53 years and more, were present in the church and then dined with John Bayeux the father. Richard Thorn, John Pykeryng and Nicholas Counford, all aged 40 and more, were also present in the church. Afterwards John Bayeux the father was riding home when his horse fell on him and he was badly hurt. Roger Tynkere, John Webstre and Thomas Smythe, all aged 60 years and more, were hunting with others when they met some women taking John to the church for the baptism.
C 138/5, no. 57


WILLIAM BONEVYLE
130
Writ for proof of age. He is in the wardship of Richard Whityngton by the grant of Edward duke of York to whom the king granted it [CPR 1405–8, p.454]. Richard should be informed. 14 Oct. 1413.
[Endorsed] He was informed by Richard Colyn and Robert Spicer but did not come.
DEVON. Proof of age. Honiton 31 Oct
John Cokesdene, Nicholas Pencrich and William Hill, all aged 45 years and more, say that William son of John son of William Bonevyle, knight, was born at Shute and baptised there on 31 Aug. 1392 about the hour of vespers. They know because they were at Honiton for a loveday to settle a dispute between 2 neighbours, and there came Lady Katharine, formerly the wife of John Cobham, knight, and then the wife of John Wyke of Nynehead, aunt of William, proposing to ride to Shute and expecting to be godmother of William. There she met Edward Dygher, a servant of William Bonevile, knight, whom half seriously she reproached for being merry and talkative. He asked where she was going. To which she replied quickly that she was going to Shute to make her nephew a Christian. Grinning he answered in his mother tongue ‘Kate, Kate, ther to by myn pate comyst ow to late’ because the baptism is performed. Mounting her horse again she rode home very angry, not seeing the child’s mother again for 6 months. And this all the jurors know. John Prentys, John Forde and Richard Trapett, all aged 66 years and more, say that the above is true, because it happened in John Prentys’s house and they saw and heard it all. It was common knowledge that William was born that day. Richard Lutrell and John Prustes, both aged 60 years and more, know the date because on that day William Bonevile, knight, was at his manor of Southleigh, placing metes and bounds to define the limits between a parcel of his land called ‘Borcomb’ and the land of William Walrond. They were present at his request, when Andrew Rydon, one of his servants came to tell him that his son had a son. Rejoicing he raised his hands in thanks to God and immediately mounted his horse and rode home. William Hodesfelde and Richard Damarle, both aged 45 years and more, were in the church to hear vespers and were present at the baptism. After it Walter Walsche, bailiff of william Bonevyle in his manor of Stapleton in Somerset, arrived and reported that he had completed the audit of that manor and that of Sock Dennis, and he brought 400 of that year’s lambs and William gave the child 200. Thomas Bowyere and Geoffrey Northampton, both aged 47 and more, were in the church at the baptism. They saw 3 long burning torches, 2 silver lamps and 2 silver jugs of water. John Legge, then abbot of Newenham, and William Bonevile, knight, were godfathers and Agnes Bygode godmother, the abbot gave the child a silver-gilt cup, worth it was said 100s., with £10 in money in it.
131
Writ for proof of age of William, son of John, son of William and Margaret Bonevyle [Margaret not being named in the above writ and proof], Richard Whityngton should be informed [as above]. 14 May 1414.
DEVON. Proof of age. Shute 9 June
Andrew Rydon, aged 53 years and more, says that William was born and baptised at Shute on 12 Aug. 1391 and was aged 21 on 12 Aug. 1413. He, Andrew, came to the manor of Shute on that day summoned by a messenger of William Bonevyle, knight, to consult on various disputes arising in the county court between William and others. When he was at the gate of the manor he heard a female voice shouting loudly in English ‘Lady help, Lady, help’ whereupon he went to the church as quickly as he could, and talked there with William for nearly an hour, during which a woman called Beatrice came and told William that his son’s wife was delivered of a boy, William gave one of his servants a noble to fetch the abbot of Newenham to make the boy a Christian, and he, Andrew, was present at the baptism; the abbot, William Bonevyle, knight, and Agnes Bygod being the godparents. The other jurors confirm the date of birth and baptism and age of William and say that they know for the following reasons: Thomas Saundre, aged 45 and more, because he came to Shute on that day to discuss with William Bonevyle, knight, certain charges brought against him, having entered the manor he heard a woman shouting several times ‘Lady, help’. He went at once to the church where a woman said that John son of William had a son, and William gave her a noble. The abbot of Newenham baptised the child and William Bonevile and Agnes Bygode were godparents. As he returned home his horse fell and he injured his arm. John Chestervile, 43 and more, was then serving the abbot of Newenham as his squire. Asking the abbot why he was riding to Shute on that day he was told that William Bonevyle, knight, had called him, the abbot, to baptise William the son of John his son. He, John Chestervile, was present at the baptism and William gave him 40d., and never before or after that day did he give him 1d. John Prestes, 51 and more, was at that time a valet of the abbot, accompanied him to Shute without delay, was present and saw the baptism, and William Bonevile gave him 20d. and otherwise gave him nothing either before or after. William atte Hull, 80 and more, was a servant of William Bonevile long before that time with the duty of carrying his letters and messages anywhere within the kingdom of England. On that day William called him to go as fast as he could to the abbot of Newenham because John, William’s son, had a son. He went to the abbot and returned to Shute in his company and saw the baptism. William gave him 20s. and a robe which he never had before or after that time. Richard Damarle, 54 and more, came to Shute on that day and released William Bonevyle, knight, of all actions real and personal, and for this William gave him £10. He saw the baptism. Thomas Bower, 48 and more, came to Shute with 12 hunting bows as he had arranged with William Bonevile, and he was showing them to William, displaying his merchandise when the boy was being baptised. He saw the baptism and received 40s. for the bows. John Pole, 57 and more, was present with William Bonevyle in the church at Shute when a woman told him of the birth. He was present at the baptism, and William asked the chaplain to write the date of the birth in a book. William Keche, 50 and more, was a parishioner of Shute and had a son baptised that day by the chaplain of the church, and William Bonevyle gave the child 6s.8d. Eleanor the mother of his child died on the same day. John Strete, 58 and more, was in the church when a woman told William Bonevyle that his son had a son, and he was present at the baptism. William Bonevyle received £23 4s.4d. from his reeve for wool sold, and out of reverence for God and gratitude for the birth of the boy gave him, John, £3 4s.4d. John Smyter, 52 and more, and Edward Bayer, 61 and more, separately say that they were both in the church in the company of William Bonevyll, knight, when a woman told him of the birth, and afterwards the boy was baptised in their presence. The date was written in English in a book and read out whilst they were there. William gave £20 to the fabric of the church.
C 138/5, no. 58


ANNE WIDOW OF FULK FITZWARYN
132
Writ to assign dower, reciting the assignment of 1408 [CIPM XIX, no. 483]. 24 July 1413.
SHROPSHIRE. Assignment of dower. Whittington 20 Feb 1414
Both writ and assignment are almost entirely illegible. The reason for this assignment is therefore not clear but in the inquisition held after her death (C 138/52, no. 106) she was found to hold more in dower than was assigned in 1408.
C 138/5, no. 61


RICHARD TALBOT
133
Writ 12 Nov. 1413.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Great Faringdon 26 Feb 1414
He held 2 parts of the manor of Wadley to himself and his heirs male by the grant of Edward III to Gilbert Talbot his father [CPR 1374–77, p.259] and the reversion of 3rd part which Margaret widow of Gilbert holds in dower. It is held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual values, of 2 parts 40 marks, 3rd part 20 marks. He died on 8 Nov. last without heirs male of his body.
C 138/5, no. 63


RICHARD TUSTEYNE AND ALICE HIS WIFE
134
Writ 11 Nov. 1413.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Chipping Campden 3 Sept 1414
They held in their demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 16 a. arable in Charingworth in Ebrington, of Thomas Grevell of the manor of Charingworth in socage, annual value 12s.
C 138/5, no. 64


JOHN KANTEYS AND SARAH MUNDE
135
ex officio
On 31 March 1405 John Kanteys granted all his tenement called Shingleton in Eastry to Robert atte Halle for 9 years, Robert rendering £5 yearly by equal parts at Midsummer, Michaelmas, Christmas and Easter. Afterwards on 26 March 1408 he was outlawed in a writ of debt at the suit of Edmund Salle, and he, John, has taken that farm since that date. He has no other lands, tenements, goods or chattels, nor had he when he was outlawed. Sarah daughter of William Munde died on 24 June 1400 holding 1 ruinous messuage in Canterbury in the lane called ‘Spechehouslane’ between a messuage of the prior of Christ Church and a messuage formerly of Robert Bacheler, annual value 12d. She held no more.
E 149/100, no. 13


ELIZABETH GANNOK
136
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Sleaford 6 Sept 1413
She held 4 a. in Great Hale for life of the heirs of John Walsh, knight, with reversion to John Gannok. He was indicted for felony and fled and the land remained in the king’s hands, annual value 2s. She died on 16 March 1410. John Wales, chaplain, of Great Hale, Robert Wenesley and Robert Babel entered the 4 a. claiming them to themselves and their heirs by the grant by charter of William Gannok of Hale. Robert Babel is dead. Wales and Wenesley have held and taken the profits since her death and are answerable for them to the king.
E 149/101, no. 3


JOHN DE STAUNTON
137
ex officio
He held in his demesne as of fee 2 messuages and 2 bovates in Willington of Henry IV in chief of the Crown as a 20th part of a knight’s fee, annual value 21s. He died on 12 Sept. 1409. Thomas his son and heir is aged 12 years and more.
E 149/101, no. 9


WILLIAM FAUKENER, ESQUIRE
138
Writ 1 May 1414.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Woodstock 21 July
He held half the manor of Rotherfield Peppard to himself and his heirs, of the king of the honor of Wallingford as half a knight’s fee, annual value £9 14s.9d. He died on 3 Nov. 1412. William his son and heir is aged 19 years and more. John Drayton, knight, has held the half manor and taken the profits since his death.
Writ to give seisin, ‘in origin’ de anno sexto Regis Henrici quinti rotulo xvijmo’ 29 June.
C 138/6, no. 1


RALPH SHELTON, KNIGHT
139
Writ 4 Nov. 1414.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Dickleburgh 14 Nov
He held the manor of Nether Hall in Shelton in his demesne as of fee of the heirs of Robert de Tateshale by knight service, annual value 26s.8d. He died on 25 Oct. last. William his son and heir is aged 40 years and more.
140
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Lavenham 12 Nov 1414
He held the manor of Brent Eleigh in his demesne as of fee of the king of the honor of Ely as 1 1/2 knight’s fees, annual value [hole in ms.]s. Date of death and heir as above.
C 138/6, no. 2


ROBERT SUTTON OF LINCOLN
141
Writ 3 June 1414.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Lincoln castle 23 June
He held in his demesne as of fee: Waddington, 1 messuage, of Robert Dencourt by a rent of 12s., annual value 3s.4d. Faldingworth, 4 messuages and 30 a., of Walter Talboys, knight, by a rent of 2s. and suit of court at Faldingworth twice yearly. He died on 15 April last. Hamo his son and heir is aged 22 years and more.
142
Writ 3 June 1414.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Guildhall 13 June
He held 3 messuages in the parish of St. Andrew in the suburbs in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief in free burgage, rendering 3d, called ‘landtolpenys’ annual value 40s. Date of death and heir as above.
C 138/6, no. 3


WILLIAM WROTHE, ESQUIRE
143
Writ 12 June 1414.
He held a house called ‘le Bullehed’ with 2 shops in Cheap in the parish of All Hallows, Honey Lane, in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief in free burgage, as all London is held, annual value 100s. He died on 8 Sept. 1408. William his son and next heir is aged 23 years and more. Since his death William Troutbek, esquire, has held the house by royal letters patent [CFR 1405–13, pp.183–4], and still does so.
144
[Writ torn].
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Enfield 16 June 1414
He held a tenement called Durrants with a watermill for corn and a fulling mill in Enfield in his demesne as of fee, of the countess of Hereford by rents of 11s.6d., 2 quarters and 4 bushels of corn, price 6s. the quarter, 15 quarters of rye at 4s., and 3s.4d. to the court of Whitechapel, annual value £23. He died on 4 Sept. 1408. William his son and heir is aged 22 years and more. The king took the profits until 4 April 1410 by John Tiptot, treasurer of England, and since then William Troutbek has taken them in accordance with letters patent, as above [no. 143].
C 138/6, no. 4, mm.1–4


WILLIAM SON OF WILLIAM WROTHE, ESQUIRE
145
Writ for proof of age. William Troutbek, esquire, who had the wardship should be informed. 18 June 1414.
The jurors say that William son and heir of William Wrothe, esquire, is aged 23 years and more, having been born in London on 6 Oct. 1389 and baptised in the church of All Hallows, Honey Lane, and this they know for the following reasons: John Kent, aged 50 years and more, was present in the church at the baptism by John Paydras, then rector. Robert Morte, 44, Robert Maynell, 52, and Henry Brooke, 53, separately questioned, say that they were present at the request of the father to bear witness to the age. John Costantyn, 56, Alexander Godyng, 64, and John Goodeburgh, 52, were present in the church with Adam Bamme, then mayor. William Cornevyle, 48, and John Broun, 50, were present at the church at the request of Robert Turk, knight, as witnesses of various matters in his dispute with the prior and convent of St. Mary outside Bishopsgate. Robert Carleton, 59, and John Gylberd, 53, were present at the request of William Staunton, one of the godfathers. Ralph Benteley, 64, was in the church with John Fraunceys and John Vyncent, then sheriffs.
C 138/6, no. 4, mm.5–6


JOHN LANHERGY
146
Writ 5 May 1414.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Launceston 8 Aug
He held 2 parts of a rent of £6 6d. from the manor of Lanow in his demesne as of fee of the king, then prince of Wales, of the duchy of Cornwall as a 3rd part of a knight’s fee. He died on 1 Nov. 1406. John his son and heir was aged 21 years and more on 8 Feb. last. The king has taken the profits since his death.
C 138/6, no. 5


JOHN BERGHDON
147
Writ 24 Nov. 1414.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham 1 April 1415
John son and heir of John Berghdon held to himself and his heirs 1 messuage and 9 a. in Barrowden. Owing to his idiocy they came into the hands of Richard II and remain in the present king’s hands. They are held of the earl of Warwick, service unknown, annual value 4s. He died on 4 April 1414. Anne wife of James Palmer of North Luffenham and Agnes widow of Henry Webstere are his heirs, Anne being the daughter of Alice daughter of Anne sister of Alice his mother, and Agnes daughter of Alice daughter of Anne sister of his mother, Anne is aged 24 years and more, Agnes 28 and more.
C 138/6, no. 6
E 149/105, no. 8


ALICE WIFE OF JOHN BROUNYNG, ESQUIRE
148
Writ 14 May 1414.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Burford 9 June
She held half the manor of Salford in the demesne as of fee of William Turvyle, esquire, in socage by a rent of a red rose at Midsummer, annual value 50s. She died on 12 May last. Giles Brugge is her son and heir, aged 17 years and more.
149
Writ 14 May 1414.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Pershore 6 June
She held the manor of Eldersfield in her demesne as of fee of Richard Beauchamp, lord Abergavenny, and Elizabeth his wife, sister and heir of Richard late lord le Despenser, in right of Elizabeth, of the manor of Bushley by the service of 1 knight’s fee and suit of court at Tewkesbury and Woodley Stile, annual value £20 3s.8d. Date of death and heir as above.
150
Writ 14 May 1414.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 2 June
She held 1 a. in Stoke Orchard in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief in grand serjeanty, annual value 6d.; and half the manor of Coberley of William Cheddere and Alice his wife in right of Alice, as an 8th part of a knight’s fee, annual value 40s. She held in fee tail a manor in Haresfield by the grant to her and Thomas Brugge, her former husband, and the heirs male of their bodies by Henry Yakesley and Hugh Tyldesley, made with royal licence [CPR 1399–1401, p.534]. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £6. Date of death and heir as above.
C 138/6, no. 7
E 149/102, no. 10


ISABEL WIDOW OF JOHN DE DALTON, KNIGHT
151
Writ 10 June 1414.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Kettering 3 (?) July (Fri before St
Under a fine of 1402 [CP 25/1/179/90, no. 25; licence CPR 1401–5, p.106; cf. CIPM xix, no. 234] she held £39 19s. rent in Apethorpe for life with remainder to Roger the son of John her late husband and herself. John died long ago. Isabel died on 5 Feb. last. Thomas her son and next heir is aged 19 years.
C 138/6, no. 8
E 149/102, no. 16


JOHN DE BRYCHE
152
Writ 26 Jan. 1415.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Maldon 4 April
Jointly with Anne his wife he held 1 messuage, 80 a. arable, 2 a. meadow, 3 a. pasture and 3s. rent in Great Birch, to them, the heirs of their bodies and his right heirs by a grant of Henry Stampe, John Wacelyn and John Hokkelee, made with royal licence [CPR 1405–8, p.187]. They are held of the king of the honor of Dover as a 4th part of a knight’s fee, annual value of the messuage and lands 40s. Anne survives him. He also held in his demesne as of fee 70 a. and 5s.9 1/2d. rent in Great Birch of the honor of Hagenet by suit of court at the manor of Haughley in Suffolk every 3 weeks, annual value including the rent 23s.4d.; and 1 messuage, 30 a. arable and 4 a. wood in the same place of John Peyton and Richard Baynard, service unknown, annual value 10s. He died on 1 Jan. last. Robert his son and heir is aged 28 years and more.
C 138/6, no. 9, and 17, no. 62
E 149/104, no. 4


JOHN DE ORDE, ESQUIRE
153
Writ 28 April 1414.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 8 May
He held in his demesne as of fee: Abberwick, a 3rd part of the vill, of the barony of Wark by fealty and a rent of 4s., annual value 10s. Wooden, 1 1/2 husbandlands of the barony of Vescy in socage, annual value 20s. Ellingham, the site of 2 waste watermills, annual value nil, and 1 husbandland, of Robert Ogle, knight, by a rent of 1 pair of gloves and suit of court 3 times yearly, annual value 6s.8d. Newton on the Moor, 3 husbandlands and 2 cottages, of the barony of Embleton by fealty and suit of court 3 times yearly, annual value 10s.4d. Throckley, half a husbandland, of William Yong by the service of finding a lamp in the church of Newburn, annual value 40d. Coldmartin, 1 husbandland, of John de Folbery by knight service, annual value 2s. Shotton, 3 a. of meadow of John de Wydryngton, knight, in socage, annual value 3s. He died on 20 April last. William his son and heir is aged 26 years and more.
C 138/6, no. 10
E 149/102, no. 19


HAWISE WIDOW OF ANDREW LOTERELL, KNIGHT
154
Writ 18 April 1414.
She held the manors of Gamston and West Bridgford and 6 bovates in Bassingfield with the advowson of Bridgford to herself and the heirs of the bodies of Andrew her late husband and herself by the grant of Richard de Salteby of Grantham, John de Hengham of Corby and Robert Arnold of Swafield to Andrew her late husband, as lord of Hooton Pagnell and Irnham, and herself and the heirs of their bodies. They are held of others than the king by various services, annual value together £20. Geoffrey Loterell, son of Andrew, son of Andrew, knight, is next heir. The inquisition is almost entirely illegible. The above is taken from the escheator’s account, E 1361246, no. 2.
155
Writ 18 April 1414.
YORK. Inquisition. Doncaster 1 May
She held a 3rd part of the manor of Hooton Pagnell in dower by the grant of Andrew Loterell, knight, her late husband, of the inheritance of Geoffrey son of Andrew, son of Andrew, knight. The whole manor is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value of the 3rd part 5 marks. She died on 10 April last. Geoffrey the heir is aged 29 years and more.
156
Writ 18 April 1414.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Corby 9 May
She held the manor of Irnham for life by the grant of Philip le Despenser, knight, and Thomas le Warre, clerk, to her, Andrew her late husband and his heirs. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value £10. [Licence, CPR 1381–5, p.450]. She also held 6 messuages and 8 virgates in Corby to herself and Andrew’s heirs by the grant of Thomas de Houthorp and Robert atte Kyrk, chaplains. They are held of Philip bishop of Lincoln of the castle of Sleaford, service unknown, annual value £3. Date of death and heir as above.
C 138/6, no. 12
E 149/102, no. 3
E 136/246, no. 2


JULIANA WIDOW OF ROBERT BEALKNAP, KNIGHT
157
Writ 24 July 1414.
KENT. Inquisition. Dartford 1 Oct
She held for life the manor of Sandlings extending in Orpington, St. Paul’s Cray, St. Mary Cray, Chislehurst, Chelsfield and Sevington, by the grant of Nicholas Bonde, knight, to her and Robert her late husband, made with royal licence [CPR 1377–81, p.557], with successive remainders to Thomas their son and the heirs of his body, John another son and the heirs of his body, and the right heirs of Robert. Thomas and John died without heirs of their bodies. The manor, except for 7 a. arable and 7 a. pasture, is held of the king in chief by knight service. The 7 a. arable are held of Richard Cryst of his manor of Crofton by gavelkind and rents of 14d., 2 hens and 21 eggs; the pasture of Agnes Northwode of her manor of Champion Wood by a rent of 1 1/2d., annual value of the whole 10 marks. She died on 22 July last. Hamo son and heir of Robert and Juliana is aged 24 years and more.
C 138/6, no. 13
E 149/102, no. 11


JOAN WIDOW OF ROGER SCALES, KNIGHT
158
Writ 6 Feb. 1415.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Witham 8 April
She held in dower of the king in chief of the honor of Boulogne rents of 3s.4d. from the tenements of John Wheler and Alice Davy in Rivenhall with remainder to Robert son of Robert Scales, knight. She died on 5 Jan. last. Robert the son of Robert Scales, knight, is her heir aged 28 years and more.
159
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to how Robert son of Robert is the heir. 12 Nov. 1419.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Braintree 18 Dec
She held in dower of Roger of the inheritance of Robert son of Robert, knight.
160
Writ 6 Feb. 1415.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Haslingfield 2 March
She held in dower a 3rd part of the manor called Scales manor in Haslingfield of the inheritance of Robert son of Robert son of Roger, her late husband. The whole manor is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value of the 3rd part 10 marks. Date of death as above. The said Robert son of Roger [sic] is her heir, aged 19 years.
161
Writ, melius sciri, as to the heir. 20 July 1418.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Haslingfield 25 July
She held a 3rd part of the manor of Haslingfield called Scales manor of the inheritance of Robert, son of Robert, knight, son of Roger. Date of death as above. Robert the heir was of full age on 17 July last.
162
Writ 6 Feb. 1415.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. King’s Lynn 26 April
Jointly with Roger her late husband she held for life the manors of Scales Hall in Middleton, Islington, Howe by Lynn and Raynham with the advowson of Clenchwarton at alternate presentations with John Ingaldesthorp, knight, of the king in chief of the honor of Hagenet and the ward of Dover, service unknown; and similarly the manor of Castle Hall in Middleton of the earl of March of the honor of Clare by the rent of a pair of gilt spurs, with reversion of all to Robert son of Robert Scales, knight, lord of Newsells. The annual values are, Scales Hall £10, Islington £10 10s.2d., Howe £13 6s.8d., Raynham £10 11d. and Castle Hall 10 marks, 14d. Date of death as above. Robert son of Robert is aged 18 years and more.
163
Writ, melius sciri, as to how she came to hold jointly and how Robert is heir. 14 June 1418.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. King’s Lynn 27 July
The manors and advowson held of the king were granted to her, Roger her late husband, and his heirs and assigns by Nicholas Massyngham and John Clay, clerks. The reversion is to Robert son of Robert, knight, son of Roger, as his kinsman and heir.
164
Writ 12 Nov. 1419.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Norwich, ‘le Shirehous’ 8 Jan 1420
Findings as above [nos.162–3] except for the annual values, Scales Hall £10, Islington 10 marks, Howe by Lynn £12, Raynham £10, Castle Hall 100s. and the advowson 12d. Robert the son of Robert, knight, son of Joan, was aged 18. He died and Thomas his brother is now heir, aged 21 years and more. Ralph earl of Westmorland has held the manors and advowson since the death of Joan, title unknown.
C 138/7, no. 14
E 149/103, no. 10


PHILIP SON OF PHILIP POPHAM
165
Writ 12 Nov. 1414.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 21 Nov
Owing to his minority half the manor of Barton Stacey held of Henry IV by knight service, annual value £8 11s., came into the king’s hands on the death of Philip his father and so remains. Philip the father held jointly with Elizabeth his wife the manor of Dummer, by the grant of William Pont, rector of Farleigh Wallop, and John vicar of Hampstead Norris to them and the heirs of their bodies, of the king of the honor of Wallingford by knight service, annual value £3 6s.8d. He died on 19 March 1401. Margaret and Maud are his sisters and heirs, Margaret aged 14 on 1 May last, Maud 13 on 27 May.
C 138/7, no. 15


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF PHILIP POPHAM
166
Writ, melius sciri, as to how she came to hold the manor of Dummer, as stated in the former inquisition [CIPM, XIX, no. 369], 2 Nov. 1414.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 7 Nov
She held the manor of Dummer jointly with Philip her late husband, of the king, then prince of Wales, of the honor of Wallingford by knight service, by the grant of William Pante, rector of Farleigh Wallop, and John vicar of Hampstead Norris, to them and the heirs of their bodies. Margaret wife of John Coudray and Maud wife of Peter Coudray are their daughters and heirs, aged 14 years on 1 May last and 13 on 27 May.
167
Writ 12 Nov. 1414.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. East Ilsley 20 Nov
William Waryn, clerk, held the manor of Lyford in his demesne as of fee and by charter granted to Philip Popham, Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of his body a yearly rent of 10 marks from it payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas with a clause of distraint. The manor is held of the abbot of Abingdon by knight service. Philip had issue Philip, Margaret and Maud and died. Philip the son died without heirs of his body. Elizabeth died on 25 July 1409. Margaret wife of John Couderay and Maud wife of Peter Couderay are their daughters and heirs, ages as above. William Loveney has taken the rent since her death by the grant of Henry IV [CFR 1405–13, p.116].
C 138/7, no. 16
E 149/102, no. 21


ISABEL WIDOW OF JOHN KENDALE
168
Writ, melius sciri, citing the findings of the former inquisitions [CIPM XIX, nos.237–8] in which her estate was not given, 1 Feb 1415.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Crewkerne 31 Jan
She held in fee tail: 1 messuage and 20 a. in Milborne Port, and 1 messuage, 1 watermill and 1 carucate in Milborne Wick, by the grant of John Wyke to John Kendale, her late husband, and herself and the heirs of their bodies by his charter shown to the jurors; and 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Lower Weare, 50 a. in Hummer, 1 messuage and 30 a. arable and meadow in East Lambrook, and 1 messuage and 30 a. in Ashton by the grant of John Harewell, late bishop of Bath and Wells, to John, herself and the heirs of their bodies.
169
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne 5 Feb 1415
She held in her demesne in fee tail 1 toft and 40 a. in Fordington by a rent of 7d., by the grant of John Wyke as above.
C 138/7, no. 17


ELIZABETH WIFE OF RICHARD STUCLE AND WIDOW OF JOHN BONEVYLE
170
Writ 18 April 1414.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester 5 July
Jointly with Richard Stucle her husband, who survives her, she held the manor of Magna Glen by the grant to them and the heirs of their bodies by John Stucle, clerk, [by a fine of 1410, as below, no. 172]. It is held of John Lovell, knight, of the honor of Winchester, service unknown, annual value £20. She died on 10 April last. Roger their son and heir is aged 16 years and more.
171
Writ 18 April 1414.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Chippenham 30 June
She held half the manor of West Kington in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 100s. Long before her death she married John son of William Bonevyle, and they had a son William Bonevyle who survives. Afterwards she married Richard Stucle. They had issue Roger, knight, and other sons and daughters. Date of death as above. William Bonevyle is her son and heir, aged 21 years and more.
172
Writ 18 April 1414.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Chichester 2 July
Jointly with Richard Styvecle her husband, who survives her, she held the manor and advowson of Merston to them and the heirs of their bodies by the grant of John Styvecle, clerk, by a fine of 1410 [CP 25/1/291/62, no. 154] with other manors and premises in Leicestershire, Dorset and Kent. It is held of John Pelham, knight, of his manor of Pevensey, service unknown, annual value £20. Date of death and heir as above [no. 170].
173
Writ 18 April 1414.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bruton 15 June
She held the manor of Chewton Mendip in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20 6s.8d. Date of death, marriages and sons as above [no. 171]. William Bonevill is her heir, aged 21 years and more. Roger Stucle also survives her.
174
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne 16 June 1414
Jointly with Richard Stucle alias Styvecle, her husband, she held 6 messuages, 2 carucates and 10 a. meadow in Mapperton and Sturminster Marshall, half the manor of Mapperton, a 7th part of the hundred of Hundredsbarrow and an 8th part of the hundred of Loosebarrow, by the grant of John Styvecle by a fine as above [no. 172]. The messuages, carucates, meadow and 7th part of Hundredsbarrow are held of the king in chief in free socage, annual value 70s., the 8th part of Loosebarrow of the same by knight service, annual value 6s.8d., and the half manor of Mapperton of the abbess of Shaftesbury at fee farm, amount unknown, annual value £3 5s. Date of death and heir as above [no. 170].
175
Writ 18 April 1414.
KENT. Inquisition. Ashford 28 June
Jointly with Richard Stucle her husband she held a 4th part of the manor of Selling by the grant of John Stucle, as above [no. 172]. It is held of the king in chief of the honor of Portico by knight service, annual value £8. Date of death and heir as above [no. 174].
C 138/7, no. 18
E 149/102, no. 12
E 152/452, no. 2


ROGER CHEYNE, ESQUIRE
176
Writ 7 June 1414.
He held 1 messuage and 3 cottages in the parish of St. Michael Paternoster in Bow Lane in Dowgate ward in his demesne as of fee of the king in free burgage, annual value 46s 8d. He died on 14 May last. John his son and heir is aged 24 years and more.
177
Writ 7 June 1414.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Cassington 12 June
he held a manor in Cassington in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief of the honor of Wallingford by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value £9. Date of death and heir as above.
178
Writ 7 June 1414.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Berkhamsted 2 July
He held in his demesne as of fee: Bovingdon, 4 messuages and 100 a., of the rector of Ashridge by a rent of £3, annual value £3. Berkhamsted, 2 messuages, 2 cottages and 16 a., of the king of the honor of Berkhamsted by fealty and a rent of 5s 7d., annual value 30s. Wilstone, 1 croft, of John Hervy, service unknown, annual value 12d. Puttenham, 1 a., of Robert Potenham by a rent of 12d., annual value 6d. Long Marston, 3 messuages and 46 a., of Robert Corbet, knight, by a rent of 1 pair of gloves, annual value 40s. Tring. 1 watermill, 1 1/2 a. meadow and 3 a. enclosed land and 1 a. marsh, of the archbishop of Canterbury by a rent of 30s., annual value 5s. Date of death and heir, aged 25 years and more, as above.
179
Writ 7 June 1414.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Wendover 14 June
He held in his demesne as of fee: Drayton Beauchamp, the manor with its members of Helsthorpe and Cholesbury and the advowson, of the king in chief as 3 parts of a knight’s fee with [hole in ms.] hidage, view of frankpledge, suit and ward and fees for hearing amendments of pleas, 10s. and payment for ward of the castle of Northampton 10s., annual value £10; and 80 a. there of Thomas Aylesbury, knight, by knight service and a rent of 11s 1d, annual value 5 marks. Marsworth, 1 carucate, of the king of the honor of Wallingford as 2 parts of a 4th part of a knight’s fee, annual value £4. Saunderton, 1 carucate, of the king of the same honor as a 4th part of a knight’s fee. Wyvelsgate in Wendover, 26s 8d. in assize rents, of Edmund earl of March, service unknown. Wendover, 1 fulling mill and 2 a., of Edward duke of York by a rent of 13s.4d. and suit of court every 3 weeks, annual value nil beyond the rent. Chesham, the manor of Grove, of Robert [recte Richard] Veer, earl of Oxford, by a rent of 17s. and suit of court at Chesham every 3 weeks, annual value 100s. Whelpley, 1 carucate, of Maud Clifford, lady Latimer, by a rent of 18s. and suit of court at Chesham every 3 weeks, annual value 40s. Date of death and heir, aged 24 years and more, as above.
C 138/7, no. 19


JOHN COPE, ESQUIRE
180
Writ 28 Dec. 1414.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Stony Stratford 7 Jan 1415
He held in his demesne as of fee the site of the manor of Deanshanger and 132 a. arable, 18 a. meadow, 6 a. wood and 4s.5 1/2d. and 1 ‘brodehokyd harve’ in rents, 1 cottage and 1 1/2 a., another cottage with 1 1/2 a. in Wike, Wicken, Passenham, Stony Stratford, Puxley, Whitfield, Deanshanger and Heathencote, all of the king as a 40th part of a knight’s fee, and by his charter dated at Deanshanger on 13 Dec. 1414 granted them to John Longeville, esquire, John Warrewyke, esquire, and Robert Spenser and their heirs and assigns, without royal licence, on condition that they should enfeoff Joan his wife, who survives him, for her life with remainder to his right heirs. So they held the premises but on account of the transgression the escheator took them into the king’s hands; annual values, the site nil, garden and dovecot 3s.4d., 80 a. of the 132 a. at 4d. each, the remaining 52 at 2d. each and no more because forest land and stony, 18a, meadow at 18d. each and 6 a., 1 rood of wood nil because totally wasted. John his son and heir is aged 18 years and more.
C 138/7, no. 20
E 149/102, no. 18


JOHN SAPURTON
181
Writ 21 March 1414.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster 4 April
He formerly held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage in the close of the royal palace of Westminster with the office of keeper of the palace. Long before his death by charter dated 4 March 1413 he granted them to John Wakeryng, John Makworth, Henry Kays and Robert Thresk, clerks, William Cheyne, John Slory, William Babyngton, Peter de la Pole, William Wakefeld and William Fyndern and their heirs and assigns by royal licence [CPR 1413–16, p.159]. They are held of the king in chief by the service of keeping the palace, taking 6d. daily by the hands of the sheriff of London; and when the king is in the palace taking bread, wine and the common dish from the kitchen, and candles, as all the king’s servants have. When the king leaves the palace he takes the fuel and bedding remaining in the chambers and the hay in the stables, and when the king repairs the houses there all the old timber, tiles and other materials. From every merchant with stall or shop in the palace he takes 12d. a quarter. The whole annual value is £10. He died 15 March last. Roger de Sapurton, his brother and heir, is aged 36 years and more.
182
Writ 21 March 1414.
He formerly held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 1 garden in the close of Fleet with the office of keeping the king’s prisoners there, and a rent of £6 14s.5d. from various lands and tenements in London, and by his charter dated 4 March 1413 he granted them to John Wakeryng and others [as above]. All are held of the king in grand serjeanty by the service of keeping the prisoners, taking 6d. daily by the sheriffs of London, and from each prisoner 2s.4d. Date of death and heir as above.
C 138/7, no. 21


JOHN WYKE
183
Writ 10 Dec. 1414.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Amesbury 11 Jan 1415
By the courtesy of England after the death of Joan his wife and of her inheritance he held: Bradford on Avon and Trowle. 1 messuage, 2 market stalls, 2 cottages, 1 toft, 53 1/2 a. arable, 8 1/2 a. meadow, 2 a. wood and 6 a. pasture, of the abbess of Shaftesbury, by a rent of 10s 6d., annual value 57s.4d. Bradford on Avon, 1 burgage, of John Lysle by a rent of 6s., annual value 12d. Iford, 3 roods of meadow, of the prior of Winchester, by a rent of 4d. annual value 20d. He died on 3 Nov. 1419. John Kendale, aged 24 years and more, the son of Isabel daughter of Joan is Joan’s heir and next heir of John Wyke to the messuage etc. and the burgage. Since John’s death William Scardeburgh and William Grey have held the premises by royal letters patent [CFR 1405–13, p.218].
C 138/7, no. 22


ISABEL WIFE OF RICHARD BEAUCHAMP [LORD ABERGAVENNY]
184
Writ for proof of age. Joan Beauchamp, lady Abergavenny, John Greyndore, knight, and Thomas Walwayn have the wordship by the grant of Edward duke of York to whom the king gave it [CPR 1401–5, p.235]. They should be warned. 8 Feb. 1415.
[Endorsed] They were warned by John Durhurst and Thomas Galbrigg, but did not attend.
GLOUCESTER. Proof of age. Gloucester 23 Feb
The jurors say that Isabel wife of Richard Beauchamp of Abergavenny, knight, sister and heir of Richard, son and heir of Thomas lord le Despenser, was born at Cardiff on 27 July (Septem dormientes) 1400 and was aged 14 on 27 July last, and this they know for the following reasons: John Haresfield and William Stoughton, both aged 50 years and more, know that she was born on that day and baptised in St. Mary’s church, Cardiff, because they had a ship called ‘la Trynyte’ wrecked and sunk in the port of Cardiff then. John Joce of the forest of Dean and Walter Toky, both 44 and more: on that day Owyn Glendordy came with his large army to the gates of Cardiff [sic, 1400?]. Richard Harmeles and Richard Chaumberleyn, both 45 and more: that day Thomas bishop of Llandaff reconsecrated the graveyard of St. Mary’s, Cardiff, polluted by the effusion of blood, and afterwards baptised Isabel. Richard Twynnyng and Thomas Whithed, both 46 and more: the house of John atte Stile, near their houses in Cardiff, was burnt down on that day. John Salesbury and John Clerk, both 46 and more: Joan daughter of John Geffrey, their kinsman, was then married to John ap Adam in that church. John Pavy of Tewkesbury and John Hasard, both 52 and more: John Gryffyth their godfather was buried in that church on that day.
C 138/8, no. 23B


JOHN TAVERNER
185
Writ 27 Sept. 1414.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Chichester 22 Oct
Jointly with Alice his wife who survives him he held the manor of Kingsham with the advowson of St. Pancras church without the East Gate of Chichester by the grant of Thomas Hampton, clerk, and John Gurlewayn by their charter licensed by royal letters patent [CPR 1413–15, pp.199,245], to them and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to Margaret wife of John Skardevile and Joan wife of John Michelgrove, kinswomen of John, and their heirs. They are held of the king in chief by the service of providing the king with 3 spindles of linen thread when he comes to a place called ‘Isebele gages’, annual value £4 [Cf. CIPM XIV, no. 122; XVII, no. 424]. He also held jointly for his life by the grant by charter of Gilbert Forstere and Peter Bevere, 5 a. in Oving of John Foxle, service unknown, annual value 40d.; and 55 a. in Portfield and Pidborough of Thomas earl of Arundel and the prior of Boxgrove, services unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Long before his death the tenement called the Grove and a tenement in East Street, Chichester, next the Pallant were held by Richard Stuecle and Elizabeth his wife, title unknown. He died on 2 Sept. last. Margaret Skardevile and John Michelgrove are his next heirs, aged 30 years and more and 24 and more.
C 138/8, no. 24


JOAN WIDOW OF ROGER DE SALKELD
186
Writ 20 March 1415.
Jointly with Roger her late husband she held the following parts of the manor of Ousby of the king in chief by grants to them and the heirs of their bodies made with royal licence: A 3rd part of half the manor by the grant of Clement de Crofton and Joan his wife by a fine [CP 25/1/35/11, no. 58; licence CPR 1354–8, p.303] by a rent of 6s.2 3/4d. payable at the exchequer of Carlisle and cornage and for socage 3s.9d. An 8th part by the grant of John de Raghton [licence CPR 1358–61, p.476] by a rent of 2s.8d. payable at the same and cornage and for socage 3s.9d. A half of a half by the grant of Margery and Alice daughters of William Bouche [licence not found] by a rent of 2s.8d. payable at the same and cornage and for socage 3s.9d. Together they form an 8th part of a knight’s fee, annual value 26s.8d. She died on 10 March last. Alice wife of John Krakanthorp is their daughter and heir, aged 40 years and more.
C 138/8, no. 25
E 149/103, no. 7


THOMAS SPENCER
187
Writ 24 Nov. 1414.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Liskeard 30 Jan 1415
He held 1 messuage and 1 a. Cornish in Bosent of William Talbot, knight, and Eleanor his wife in right of Eleanor by knight service. He granted them to James Clerk, William Devyok and Joan his wife to hold for the lives of James and Joan by a rent of 9s. At his death he held the rent and reversion in fee simple. The annual value is 20s. He also held of John Heligan and Isabel his wife 1/2 a. Cornish in ‘Hole’ of the manor of Cartuther, annual value 13s.4d. He died on 6 Oct. 1410. Margaret his daughter and heir is aged 7 years and more.
C 138/8, no. 26


ALICE WIDOW OF RICHARD STURY, KNIGHT
188
Writ 5 Nov. 1414.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Oundle 13 March 1415
She held the manor and park of Barnwell for life by the grant of John Holt, William Bakwell, Walter Child, chaplain, and William Walsh, to Richard, herself and the heirs of his body, made with royal licence [CPR 1381–5, p.532], with successive remainders to John Chaundos, knight, John Paule, knight, and Robert Stury and the heirs male of their bodies in turn with reversion to William Bakewell and his heirs. Richard Stury, John Chaundos and John Paule died without heirs male. It should now descend to Robert Stury who survives, and his heirs male. It is held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 24s. She died on 4 Nov. last. John Blounte of Siddington, knight, is her next heir, aged 30 years and more.
C 138/8, no. 27
E 149/105, no. 7


MARGARET WIDOW OF JOHN DYMMOK, KNIGHT
189
Writ 28 March 1414.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Horncastle 7 April
She held the manor of Scrivelsby in her demesne as of fee with the advowsons of Scrivelsby, Coningsby, Haltham on Bain, Roughton and Wilksby of the king in chief by the serjeanty of coming whenever a king of England is crowned into his presence armed for war on a good horse, in person or by another if the tenant is not able, and there making proclamation that if anyone shall say that the king or queen has no right to the kingdom, being ready to maintain the king’s right in his own body against any such person or anyone else. The annual value of the manor is £60 payable by equal parts at St. Botolph (17 June), Michaelmas and St. Andrew (30 Nov.), and of the advowsons, Scrivelsby £10, Coningsby £20, Haltham on Bain £10, Roughton 100s. and Wilksby 100s. She died on 26 March last. Thomas Dymmok, knight, is her son and heir aged 60 years and more.
C 138/8, no. 28


WILLIAM DE MARNY, KNIGHT
190
Writ 23 Aug. 1414.
He held the manor of Kingsey in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as 1 knight’s fee, annual value 24 marks. He died on 24 Aug. last. Thomas his son and next heir is aged 21 years and more.
191
Writ 1 Nov. 1414.
He held a mansion with shops, houses and gardens in the parishes of St. Lawrence Jewry and St. Mary Aldermary jointly with Joan de Bohun, countess of Hereford, Essex and Northampton, John Durward, John Luddeseye, clerk, Robert Rykedon, Thomas Martell and William Keeche, parson of Layer Marney, by the grant of John Berton, parson of Rawreth and John Prykkelove, parson of Latchingdon in Essex. They are held of the king in free burgage, annual value £6 13s.4d. He died on 21 Aug. last. Thomas his son and heir was aged 21 on 6 Feb. last.
192
Writ 23 Aug. 1414.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 28 Sept
Jointly with Joan de Bohun, countess of Essex, and others, by the same grant as above he held to them and their heirs: Layer Marney, the manor and advowson, of the bishop of London by fealty and a rent of 18s. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, annual value £22 10d. Little Leighs, 10s. rent from the manor payable as above. Arden Hall in Horndon on the Hill, the manor of Thomas Malgrave, service unknown, annual value £15 17s.8d.. South Ockendon, 1 messuage, of Maurice Bruern, service unknown, annual value 5s. Jepcrack, the manor in Great Otham, Little Totham and Heybridge, of the bishop of London, service unknown, annual value £5 5s. Jointly with the countess of Essex, Robert de Teye, William Keeche and Walter Bodulgate, he held 1 tenement with 120 a. called Horndon House in Horndon by the grant of John Gorland of Stanford-le-Hope and John Smyth of Horndon to them and their heirs and assigns, of John Chaus by a rent of 15s.1 1/2d. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, annual value £4. Date of death and heir as above [no. 190].
193
Writ 23 Aug. 1414.
He held a 3rd part of the manor of Chipping Norton for life of the king in chief by the courtesy of England after the death of Elizabeth his wife, and of the inheritance of Thomas his son, as a 3rd part of a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. Date of death as above. Thomas the son and heir of both Elizabeth and himself was aged 21 on 7 Feb. last.
194
Writ 23 Aug. 1414.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Lostwithiel 27 Sept
He held by the courtesy of England after the death of Elizabeth his wife and of the inheritance of Thomas his son: Tremodret, a 3rd part of the manor, of the king of the castle of Launceston of the duchy of Cornwall as a 3rd part of a knight’s fee, annual value 70s. Trevelyn, a 3rd part of the manor, of the king of the same castle and duchy, as a 3rd part of a knight’s fee, annual value 51s.8d. Kilquite, the manor, of John Dynham, knight, of the manor of Cardinham by knight service, annual value £41. Pencarrow, 1 a. Cornish, of the same knight of the same manor, annual value 40s. Trefreock, 1 a. English with the advowson of the prebend called ‘Bodrugan Provendre’ in the church of St. Endellion, of Alice Bonvyle of the manor of Polrood by knight service, annual values, 1 a. 8d., the prebend 100s. Date of death and heir as above [no. 190].
C 138/8, no. 29
E 149/102, no. 6
E 152/453


THOMAS LOVELL, KNIGHT
195
Writ 5 Oct. 1414.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 15 Oct
He held nothing in Somerset. He died on 10 Sept. last. Agnes and Margaret his daughters and heirs are aged 4 years and more and 3 years and more.
C 138/8, no. 30


JOHN LOVELL, KNIGHT
196
Writ 24 Jan. 1415.
With the consent of Maud his mother, widow of John Lovell, knight, he used, when he came to London, a house in Paternoster Lane. It is her right and inheritance and he held nothing in London.
197
Writ 24 Oct. 1414.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Rudham 3 Nov
He held nothing in Norfolk. He died on 19 Oct. last. William his son and heir is aged 17 years and more.
198
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Sudbury 3 Nov 1414
He held nothing in Suffolk. Date of death and heir as above.
199
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 31 Oct 1414
He held in his demesne as of fee: Broughton, the manor, of the king of the honor of Leicester as 1 knight’s fee, annual value 12 marks. Aylesbury, 2 carucates, of the rector of Aylesbury by a rent of 4 marks, annual value £4. He died on 26 Oct. John his son and heir is aged 19 years and more [sic].
200
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough 4 April 1415
He held in his demesne as of fee: Mannington, a 3rd part of the manor and the reversion of the other 2 parts which Parnel de Knolle holds for life, of whom is unknown, annual value of the whole manor 8 marks. Elcombe, the reversion of the manor, which Maud widow of John Lovell, knight, his father, holds for life, of the honor of Leicester, service unknown, annual value £40. Wardour, the reversion of the manor, castle and park, similarly held by Maud, of the abbess of Wilton by knight service, annual value £10. Earl’s Court, the reversion of the manor, which Maud holds for life, of Maud [sic] of her manor of Wanborough by knight service, annual value 10 marks. Oare, 2 messuages, 3 cottages and 1 1/2 virgates, of the prior of Bradenstoke of his manor of Wilcot, service unknown, annual value 12d. He died on 18 Oct. last, heir as above [no. 197].
201
Writ 24 Oct. 1414
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 21 Jan 1415
He held in his demesne as of fee: Titchmarsh, the advowson with the manor called ‘Lovelles’, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual values, the church 19 marks, the manor 16 marks and no more because John Ayshe, formerly his bailiff, has a rent of 20s. yearly from it for life by his grant; 2 parts of another manor and park there, formerly held by Henry Tychemerssh, of John Holond, knight, service unknown, annual value 5 marks; 3 messuages formerly of Thomas Warde, of whom held and by what service is unknown, annual value 4s.4d.; 3 cottages formerly of Edmund Everard, knight, of John Lovell, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.; 1 cottage called ‘Pyggeneswell’, of the same, service unknown, annual value 12d.; 2 parts of a tenement formerly of Simon Mellisworth, of the heir of Henry Tychemerssh, service unknown, annual value 4d.; 1/2 virgate formerly of Katharine Drayton, of the heir of John Lovell, service unknown, annual value 5s.; 1 cottage formerly of William Mirable, of the heir of Henry Tychemerssh, service unknown, annual value 4d.; 1 messuage of the same, annual value nil; and 2s. rent from a tenement formerly of John Gryndele. Wadenhoe, 4 a. wood and the advowson of All Saints’s church, Aldwincle, of the heirs of Thomas Latymer, knights, service unknown, annual values, the wood nil because wasted, the advowson 100s. Hinton in the Hedges, the manor and advowson, of the earldom of Hereford by knight service, annual value 40s. and no more because William Boyle has an annuity of £20 from it by the grant of the earl of Hereford. Brackly and Halse, the manors, of the king in chief by a rent of 1 unmewed sparrowhawk, annual values 5 marks and £9. King’s Sutton, the manor, of Roger Straunge, in socage, annual value £18 2d.; the hundred, of the king in chief, at a fee farm of £4, value beyond that nil. Date of death and heir as above [no. 197].
202
Writ 24 Oct. 1414.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 21 Nov
Chilson, the manor with 3 messuages and 3 virgates in Chilson and Chadlington, the manor and holdings in Chilson of Thomas Bekyngham of his manor of Pudlicote, service unknown, the holdings in Chadlington of John Osbaldestyn of his manor of Chadlington, service unknown. The annual value is nil beyond 55s. yearly which by his deed dated 4 Jan. 1409 John Lovell granted to Thomas Bekyngham for life, payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, with clause of distraint, that should all or part be in arrears by a fortnight after those terms be might enter and hold the premises until satisfied. In virtue of this clause he was holding the premises at the death of John Lovell. Little Minster, 2 carucates and 16 1/2 a. arable of the duchy of Lancaster in socage, annual value 13s.4d. Shorthampton, 1/2 virgate, of the same duchy in socage, annual value 2s. Wychwood, 5 a. of assart in the forest, of the king in chief rendering 22d. at the exchequer by the sheriff, no value beyond that. Minster Lovell, the reversion of the manor after the death of Maud, widow of John Lovell, knight, his father. She is still living and holds for life by the grant of Thomas Darundell, archbishop of Canterbury, Richard Abberbury, knight, and others, of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. Brize Norton and Ducklington, the reversions of the manors, which Maud also holds for life, Brize Norton of the prince [sic], service unknown, annual value 40s., and Ducklington of Lord Talbot, service unknown, annual value 100s. Date of death and heir as above [no. 197].
203
He held nothing in Berkshire. Date of death and heir as above [no. 197].
C 138/8, no. 30
E 149/102, no. 22


BERTRAM DE WYLMYNGTON
204
Jointly with Joan his wife to them and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to his right heirs he held by the grant of John atte Snothe [written over Thomas Hovyngham deleted]: Wilmington, 1 toft, 80 a. arable, 7 a. meadow, 3 a. seasonable wood, 20s. assize rents payable by equal parts at the 4 terms, rents of 9 cocks and 40 hens at Christmas and 350 eggs at Easter and the court of the tenants every 3 weeks. They are held of the king of the honor of Boulogne by the service of finding a cook for the king’s household to serve for 1 month at the king’s expense when he comes within 1 mile of Wye; annual values, the toft 12d., the arable 10d. the a., the meadow 12d. the a., the wood nil for 20 years, cocks 2d. each, hens 3d. each, eggs 5d. the 100, the court nil beyond the expenses of the steward. Bethersden, 80 a. pasture, 100 a. wood called Great Lamberden, of the heirs of Margery Powcyn as a 3rd part of a 4th part of a knight’s fee, annual values, pasture 2d. the a., wood 5 a. each year 5s.; and in the same place 1 messuage called ‘Innercourt’ and 18 a. arable of the prior of St. Gregory’s, Canterbury, annual values, the messuage nil, the arable 2d. the a.; 1 messuage called ‘Outtercourt’, 176 a. pasture, and 24 a. seasonable wood, annual values the messuage nil, the pasture 2d. the a. and the wood, cut last year, nothing for 20 years then 5s. the a. Boughton Aluph, 25 a. arable, of [Elizabeth] Lady Tryvet, service unknown, annual value 8d. the a. He held in his demesne as of fee: Rolvenden, 1 toft, 21 a. meadow and 44 a. pasture; and Rolvenden and Tenterden, 30 a. wood, 21s.3d. in assize rents, rents of 1 cock and 2 hens, the rents payable at Michaelmas and Midsummer by equal parts, the cocks and hens at Christmas, of the archbishop of Canterbury, service unknown, annual values, the toft nil, the meadow 12d, the a., the pasture 4d. the a., 30 a. wood were cut 2 years before the death of Bertram, and can be every 10th year, then worth 40d. the a. Benenden, 5 a. wood of Stephen Betenham, service unknown. It was cut the year before the death of Bertram, and can be every 15th year, then worth 40d. the a. He died on 26 May last. Isabel wife of John Somery and Margaret her sister are his daughters and next heirs, aged 30 years and more and 23 years and more. [in E 149 only] Extent £12 12s.6d.
C 138/8, no. 31
E 149/102, no. 13


GUY QUATREMAYNE
205
Writ 18 May 1414.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Watlington 16 June
He held in his demesne as of fee: Rotherfield Greys, 1 messuage and 1 virgate, of John [recte William] lord Deincourt son and heir of Joan daughter of Robert Grey of Rotherfield, knight, by knight service, annual value 13s.4d. Henley on Thames, 1 messuage with curtilage, of William Molyns, knight, by suit of court, annual value 6s.8d. Northfield by Henley, 20 a., of the king of the manor of Benson by suit of court, annual value 6s.8d. North Weston, 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 40s. rent, of Philip bishop of Lincoln by knight service, annual value 66s.8d. Thame, 1 burgage, of the same bishop by 1d. rent and suit of court once yearly, annual value 6d.; and another burgage there of the same by suit of court once yearly, annual value 6s.8d. Standlake, 5 cottages, of the heir of Richard Talbot, lord of Bampton, in socage, and by suit of court once yearly, annual value 20s. Of all these premises Joan widow of Thomas Catermaynis, father of Guy, held the 3rd part in dower. The other 2 parts are worth £4 4d. yearly. By an indenture shown to the jurors and dated at North Weston on 10 Dec. 1412 he granted and confirmed her estate in the 3rd part of Joan and John Credy, now her husband, for their lives, and by another indenture also shown and dated on the same day he granted the other 2 parts, except the rent, to John Credy to hold for his life and 1 year more. He died on 15 May last. Richard his brother and heir is aged 22 years and more.
C 138/8, no. 32


JOHN LUMLEY
206
Writ 11 Feb. 1415.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 15 June
He held in chief of John Cressy, heir of John Cressy, a minor in the king’s word, of his manor of Dodford, 2 messuages, 8 virgates and 15 a. meadow in Heyford and 1 messuage and 1 virgate in Brington and the services of John Mauntell; namely the homage and 1 lb. pepper for 1 messuage and 1 virgate in Heyford, held by knight service as a 4th part of a fee; annual values, each messuage 12d., each virgate 7s.8d., the meadow each a. 2s.6d. He died on 16 Oct. 1414. Elizabeth his daughter and next heir is aged 2 years and 24 weeks and more.
C 138/8, no. 33
E 149/105, no. 9


FULK MOUTHE
207
Writ 5 July 1414.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 30 July
He held the manors of Shelve, Wentor and Yockleton, the hamlet of Stoney Stretton, parcel of Yockleton, a 4th part of the forest of Caus and rents of 40s. and 3 pennyweights of gold from Kinnerton, payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual values, Shelve 20s., Wentnor 30s., Yockleton with Stoney Stretton 100s., Caus 15s., and no more in each case because they border on the March and were wasted during the war with the Welsh rebels. He also held the manors of Hayes, Cardeston, Loton, Habberley and Wattlesborough, the hamlet of Bretchel, parcel of Wattlesborough, and the advowsons of Habberley and of the chapel of Cardeston, in his demesne as of fee of the earl of Stafford of his castle of Caus by knight service, annual values, Hayes 60s., Cardeston 61s., Loton 26s.8d., Habberley 53s.2d., Wattlesborough 40s. and Bretchel 6s.8d., and in each case no more for the same reason. He held the manor of Hem with the hamlet of Hinnington, parcel of the manor, in his demesne as of fee of Adam de Peshale, knight, of his manor of Shifnal, service unknown, annual value 6 marks and no more owing to the war with the rebels; and he held 20s. rent from various lands and tenements in Lee Brockhurst of the lord of Wem, service unknown. He died on 27 June last. Elizabeth wife of Hugh Burgh is his sister and next heir, aged 24 years and more.
C 138/8, no. 34


MARGARET WIDOW OF JOHN PEYTON, KNIGHT
208
Writ 12 June 1414.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Colchester 23 June
Thomas Priour, John Danrell of Isleham, Robert Neuport, Nicholas Morys, John Burgoyne, John Stanford, clerk, and Thomas atte Ponde, clerk, held the manor and advowson of Easthorpe, and the hundred of Lexden in their demesne as of fee of Henry IV, the manor as 3 knight’s fees, the hundred at a fee farm of 4 marks. By their charter made with royal licence [CPR 1405–8, p.344] and shown to the jurors with the letters patent, they granted them to Margaret widow of John Peyton to hold of the king for life with successive remainders to John son of John de Peyton, esquire, Grace his wife, Thomas the brother of John the son, Robert their brother and Margaret their sister, and the heirs of the body of each in turn, with reversion to Nicholas Morys, John Burgoyne and John Stanford and their heirs. The annual values are, manor and advowson 20 marks, hundred 26s.8d. She died on 5 June last. John the son of John her son was aged 21 years on 21 March last.
C 138/8, no. 35
E 149/102, no. 5


JOHN FORNEAUX
209
Writ 13 Feb. 1413
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 25 Sept
Long before his death he held the manor of Venn Ottery and enfeoffed Richard Forneaux in it [pardon for acquiring, CPR 1345–8, p.8]. By his charter as John Forneaux of Venn Ottery he released it with warranty to Richard on 27 July 1346. He died on 18 April 1351. Richard granted the manor to Nicholas de Chylmelegh, rector of Roche, and his heirs and assigns by a charter dated at Harpford on 10 Jan. 1350. He regranted it to Richard, Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to William, brother of Richard, by a charter dated at Venn Ottery on 25 Jan. 1350. Both Richard and William Forneaux died without heirs of their bodies. Margaret held the manor and married John Payn. Against them and Nicholas Baker, chaplain, Richard Dobel and Agnes his wife brought a writ of novel disseisin of their free tenure in Venn Ottery at Exeter on 24 July 1363 before John Mobray and other justices of assize. They claimed that John Payn and Margaret had disseised them of 2 parts of the manor. John and Margaret attended. Nicholas Baker did not, but John answered for him as his bailiff. John and Margaret answered as tenants in visu positorum that the assize should not stand because Richard Fourneaux, brother of Agnes, whose heir she was, held the 2 parts of the manor and enfeoffed Nicholas de Chulmeleigh by charter with warranty to him and his heirs. They sought judgment against Richard Dobel and Agnes who were judged in mercy for a false claim. Afterwards John Payn and Margaret held the whole manor and granted it to John Dynham, knight, the father of John Dynham, knight, in exchange for holdings in Buckland Denham in Somerset. He held it and Agnes Dobel released and warranted it to him by charter dated 4 April 1372. John Dynham died seised of it. John Dynham the son still holds. Agnes and John, Richard and William, her brothers, died without heirs of their bodies. Who is heir of John Forneaux is unknown.
C 138/8, no. 36


LAWRENCE BERKKEROLLES and THOMAS DE LA BEER
210
Commission to John Derehurst, Robert Andrewe, Nicholas Sambourne the younger and Thomas Crekkelade [CPR 1413–16, p.263]. 16 July 1414.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition before John Derehurst and Robert Andrewe. Cirencester 13 Nov
[Details of the holdings in Coychurch, Langeley, Watertown, Nolton, Coyty, Newcastle, Newland, Llanharry, Altrewe and Neath (all in Glam.) which came into the hands of Henry IV by the death of Lawrence, and remain in the hands of the present king are given in CFR 1413–22, pp.99–101, as are the names of the heirs].
C 138/8, no. 37


IVO FITZWARYN, KNIGHT
211
Writ 23 Sept. 1414.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Caxton 15 Feb 1415
He held a 6th part of the manor called Clopton Bury in Clopton by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Maud his late wife. It descends to Eleanor wife of John Chydyok as daughter and heir of Maud. Of whom it is held and by what service is unknown, annual value 20s. He died on 7 Sept. last. Eleanor their daughter and heir is aged 27 years and more.
212
Writ 23 Sept. 1414.
SURREY. Inquisition. Leatherhead 23 Sept
He held the manor of Pachesham in Leatherhead by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Maud his late wife. There are: the site and dovecot, annual value nil, 200 a. arable at 4d., £3 6s.8d., 12 a. meadow at 8d.,8s., 4 a. pasture at 2d., 8d., 20 a. wood at 2d., 40d., 1 watermill nil for want of repair, and 60s. assize rents payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. It is held of the king in chief by knight service. He died on 5 Sept. last. Eleanor wife of John Chydyok is the daughter and heir of Maud and himself, aged 30 years and more.
213
Writ 23 Sept. 1414.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Great Bardfield 19 Dec
He held 3 parts of the manor of Gernons in Steeple Bumpstead by the courtesy of England in right of Maud his late wife. They are held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 106s.8d. He died on 7 Sept. last, heir as above [no. 212].
214
Writ 23 Sept. 1414.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Swindon 29 Oct
By his deed dated at Isle Brewers on 12 July 1402 he granted to John Strecche, Matthew Cokyr, Henry London and William Wysdon, clerk, and their heirs and assigns, 1 messuage, 100 a. arable, 20 a. meadow and 10 a. wood, described as all his lands and tenements in Stratton St. Margaret. They held them and granted them to him for life free of all actions of waste, rendering a rose at Midsummer. Afterwards by their deed dated at Isle Brewers on 1 Aug. 1402 they granted the rent of a rose with the reversion to Richard Whytyngton, citizen and mercer of London, Alice his wife, and the heirs of their bodies. Ivo attorned to them by letters patent dated 3 Aug. 1403. Alice died without heirs by Richard. Of whom the premises are held is unknown, annual value 40s. He also held in his demesne as of fee 100 a. wood in Braydon forest of the abbot of Malmesbury, service unknown, annual value nil. By his charter long before his death he granted the manors of Haydon and Haydon Wick to Henry Barbour for life, with remainder after his death to Peter Besyles, Robert Andrewe and others and their heirs and assigns. He also held to himself and his heirs the vill of Wilton by Salisbury with lands, tenements and rents, view of frankpledge and pleas and perquisites of court, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 60s. He died on 7 Sept. last, heir as above, aged 24 years and more.
215
Writ, melius sciri, as to how he came to hold vill of Wilton. 20 Nov. 1414.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Amesbury 18 Jan 1415
He held the vill of Wilton of the king in chief to himself and the heirs male of his body with wards, marriages, perquisites of court etc. by the grant of Edward III [CPR 1343–5, pp.478–9]. By the same grant he held 40s. rent in Barford St. Martin in himself and his heirs male, service unknown, both with reversion to Edward III and his heirs. He died without heirs male of his body. Now by letters patent of 24 April 1403 [CPR 1401–5, p.226] they descend to John duke of Bedford who claims to hold of the king in chief.
216
Writ 23 Sept. 1414.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Crewkerne 18 Oct
By his charter dated at Isle Brewers on 12 July 1402 he granted to John Strecche and others as above [no. 214] the manors of Isle Brewers, Pitney and Wearne, and 3 a. arable and 3 a. meadow, being all his holdings in these places. They regranted to him for life rendering a rose at Midsummer, and they granted the rose and the reversion to Richard Whityngton and Alice his wife as above [no. 214]. Ivo attorned to them and Alice died without heirs of her body. The premises are held of the king in chief, services unknown, annual value £36 13s.4d. Date of death and heir as above [no. 214].
217
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne 29 Jan 1415
He held to himself and the heirs male of his body by the grant of Edward III to William Fitzwaryn ‘le frere’, his father, [CPR 1343–5, pp.478–9] the manor of Powerstock extending at £18 and a pair of gilt spurs, with knight’s fees belonging to it, and the vill of Wilton and a rent of 40s. from Barford St. Martin in Wiltshire, with remainder in default of such heirs to John son of Henry IV and the heirs of his body by letters patent of Henry IV [CPR 1401–5, p.226]. Ivo died without heirs male of his body. He also held the rent of a rose from his grant to Robert Hulle, justice of the Common Bench, Richard Whityngton, citizen of London, Thomas Stawell, knight, John Deveros, knight, Peter Pyneford and William Worcestre of the manors of Stourton Caundle, Haddon, Winterborne Houghton and Up Cerne with all his premises and reversions in those manors to hold for the term of their lives for that rent, on condition that his heirs should allow them to hold the manors in peace without interference for 3 years after his death so that they could administer his goods and chattels and fulfil his will. If they failed to do so within the 3 years then his heirs might enter the manors and take possession of them, but if the heirs interfered and opposed the feoffees during the 3 years then they might continue to hold for their lives. Winterborne Houghton is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10; Up Cerne, half of Constance widow of Henry de la …, knight, the other half of the bishop of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 66s.8d.; and Stourton Caundle of John Arundel, knight, lord Maltravers, annual value £11 8s.4d. He also held in his demesne as of fee, all the services being unknown: Sherborne, 7 messuages, 1 toft, 1 carucate and 5 a. arable and 3 a. meadow; the messuages, 5 a. and toft of the abbot of Sherborne, annual value 20s.; and the carucate and 3 a. meadow of the bishop of Salisbury, annual value 20s. Lydlinch, the manor of the same bishop, annual value £8 10s. Lydlinch Baret, the manor, of John Arundell, knight, lord Maltravers, annnual value 40s. Caundle Marsh, the advowsons of St. Peter’s church, and of Lydlinch, of the same John. Antioch and Caundle Marsh, a rent of a rose from all his lands, tenements, rents and services there, which he granted to Ralph Bryt of Marsh, who still lives, to hold for his life, and the reversion of the same premises. They are held of the bishop of Salisbury, annual value 100s. Date of death and heir as above.
C 138/9, no. 38
E 136/192, no. 2
E 149/102, no. 8
E 152/455