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ALICE WIDOW OF THOMAS EARL OF KENT
608
Writ 21 March 1416.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. St Ives 20 May
She held for life in dower £50 yearly from the fair of St. Ives by the abbot of Ramsey. Edward III granted the fee farm to Edmund earl of Kent, his uncle [CChR 1327–41, pp.2–3] and from him it descended to Edmund his son, John his brother, then Joan princess of Wales, their sister and heir. Thomas earl of Kent was her son and heir. At his death Alice was dowered with it in the Chancery of Richard II. The reversion descended to Edmund brother of Thomas, and then to Edmund son of Eleanor, late countess of March, their first sister, Joan duchess of York 2nd sister, Margaret wife of Thomas duke of Clarence 3rd sister, Eleanor wife of Thomas earl of Salisbury, 4th sister and Elizabeth wife of John Nevill, knight, 5th sister. Alice died on 17 March last. Edmund son of Eleanor is aged 23 years and more, Joan the duchess 36 and more, Margaret the duchess 30 and more, Eleanor the countess 24 and more, and Elizabeth 22 and more.
609
Writ 21 March 1416.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Salehurst 27 April
She held in dower for life a yearly rent of 72s.8d. from a fee farm of £8 from the tenants of the manor of Iden, which Edward III granted to Edmund earl of Kent, his uncle, and the heirs of his body. Grant, descent, reversion, date of death, and ages of heirs as above, [no. 608], Joan the 2nd sister being described as duchess of York, wife of Henry Brounflete. Date of death and ages of heirs as above.
610
SURREY. Inquisition. Guildford 23 April 1416
Joan, late princess of Wales, duchess of Cornwall, countess of Chester and lady de Wake, held the manor of Woking in her demesne as of fee, and by her charter dated at Wallingford on 1 Oct. 1382 granted it to her son, Thomas de Holand, earl of Kent, and Alice his wife, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies. They held it and Alice held after Thomas’s death of the king in chief as 1 knight’s fee, annual value £40. She held the manors of Tolworth and Sutton and the hamlet of Hook for life in dower. Edward III granted them to Edmund earl of Kent, his uncle, and they descended, with remainder to the 5 sisters, as above. They are held of the king in chief, Tolworth of the manor of Sheen by a rent of 44s., annual value £21(?), Sutton, by knight service, annual value £14 6s.8d., and Hook as a 3rd part of a knight’s fee, annual value 6 marks. Date of death and heirs as above.
611
Writ 21 March 1416.
KENT. Inquisition. Dartford 9 May
She held in dower for life: Wickhambreux, the manor, annual value £65 18s.3 1/4d., and the advowson when it occurs £20. Roger Danyell and his predecessors there have held pasture for 8 oxen and 200 sheep in ‘Grovemerssh’ for the whole year from time immemorial, and at times for pannage of 20 pigs and 1 boar. Dartford, Cobham, Cranstead, Chislehurst and Combe, £10 rent payable by equal parts at the usual 4 terms. Dartford, a court every 3 weeks with view of frankpledge, twice yearly. The fines, profits and perquisites with the view, tolls and stalls of the market and fairs there beyond the expenses of the steward and bailiff amount to £12 14s.4 1/2d. Washlingstone, the hundred, annual value £6 13s.4d. The manor of Wickhambreux, with knight’s fees, advowsons of church, priories and hospitals, the rents and farm of the market, the hundred and fee farm were granted by Edward III to Edmund, earl of Kent, his uncle, on [2]6 Feb. 1427, descent and reversion as above [no. 608]. Date of death and heirs as above.
612
Writ 21 March 1416.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 21 April
In dower of Thomas she held of the king in chief a fee farm of £60 from the town of Aylesbury, payable by the sheriff, part of the grant of Edward III to his uncle with descent and reversion as above [no. 608]. Date of death and heirs as above.
613
Writ 21 March 1416.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Caistor 16 April
She held in dower of Thomas a fee farm of £50 from the town of Grimsby, of the king in chief, payable by the bailiffs there, part of the grant of Edward III to his uncle as above [no. 608]. Likewise she held 1 1/4 knight’s fees in Osbournby, Newton, Threekingham, Swarby and Manthorpe;, annual value 50s.; 1/2 fee in Spanby and Horbling annual value 20s.; and the advowsons of the abbey of Humberston and of Willingham, extending at £10 and 20 marks. Edward I by letters patent dated at Udimore on 14 Aug. 1297 [CPR 1292–1301, p.303] granted the manor of Deeping St. James with other holdings to John Wake, Joan his wife and the heirs of their bodies. It descended to Thomas their son, then to John son of Margaret, sister of Thomas, and so to Joan princess of Wales, sister and heir of John son of Margaret, and from her to Thomas. It was assigned to Margaret duchess of Clarence, one of the five sisters and co-heirs of Thomas. Date of death and heirs as above.
614
Writ 21 March 1416.
YORK. Inquisition. Beverley 27 April
She held the following manors in dower: Kirkby Moorside, of the Earl Marshal by knight service, annual value £40 4s.9d. (?). Buttercrambe, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £62 8s.4 1/2d. Cropton, of the honor of Pickering, of the duchy of Lancaster in socage, annual value £30 20d. and the following knight’s fees extending at the rate of 40s. the fee: Cawton, 1/3 fee, formerly held by William de Lasceles. East Ness 1/4 fee, formerly held by John de Crathorne. Cawthorne, 1/4 fee, formerly of John Hokerel. Wrelton, 1/2 fee, formerly of John de Bulmer and Alexander Ornell, and 1/8 fee formerly of John Pert. Aislaby, 1/60 fee, formerly of John de Clifton, 8d. Middleton, 1/80 fee, formerly of Joan widow of Roger de Midelton. Thornaby, 1/8 fee, held by Richard Thormothby. Coulby, 1/40 fee, held by John de Stokesley. Great Ayton, 1/8 and 1/16 fee, held by Richard de Hoton, Thomas Marchant of Great Ayton and Joan de Hoton, 9s. Great Barugh, Muscoates and Wombleton, 1 fee held by John de Vescy. Bossall and Claxton, 1/2 fee, held by William de Bossale, 13s.4d. Boltby, Ravensthorpe and Thirlby, 1 fee held by Nicholas de Cantiluopo. Cowesby, 1 fee, held by John Caynceys (?) and Isabel widow of Hugh de Hastynges. Stillingfleet, 1/2 fee held by John de Grey. Upsall, South Kilvington and Thornborough, 1 fee held by Henry Lescrope. Slingsby, 1 fee, formerly of William baron of Greystoke and Robert Cambard. Flawith and Tholthorpe, 1 fee, formerly held by William Boneface and Luke Flathwath. Tholthorpe, 1/4 fee, formerly held by Sibyl de Mortuomari, and 1/4 fee held by Walter de Stokeby. Clifford, 1/2 fee, lately held by the heirs of Hankelin Malore and John Golseby. Scrayingham, 1/10 fee, formerly held by John Dolling in right his wife and by Pleasaunce, daughter of Richard. Flaxton, 1/10 fee, lately held by Peter de Rither, chaplain, and John de Dunstaple. Barnby, 1/15 fee, lately held by John de la Hay, and 1/3 fee lately held by the heirs of Roger de Captoft. Cowesby, the Nesses and Stearsby, 1/4 fee, lately held by Jordan Folcote. Lunedale, 1/80 fee, lately held by the heirs of Ellis de Clapeham. Cawton, 1/8 fee, lately held by William Crowell. Willerby, Foxholes, Staxton, ‘Harham’ and Brigham, 1 fee, lately held by Nicholas de Stoneville. Langton, 1/80 fee, lately held by Roger son of Peter. ‘Ovegatsomerton’, 1/3 fee, lately held by Richard Fourner, John de la Clay and Nicholas Mason. Also the advowsons of the abbeys of nuns at Rosedale, and at Keldholme at the 3rd vacancy, each extending at 100s., the chapel and brothers of Holy Charity, 10s., and the church of Scrayingham … They were all granted to John Wake and Joan his wife by a charter of Edward I, dated 5 Jan. 1299 [CPR 1292–1301, p.392], and they descended as above [no. 613].
615
Writ 21 March 1416.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 4 June
She held the advowson of Blisworth of the king in chief by knight service in dower for life, annual value when it occurs 100s. Edward III granted the manor of Upton to Edmund earl of Kent, and it descended as above. Heirs as above.
616
Writ 21 March 1416.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester 3 April
She held in dower a fee farm of £100 from the manor and town of Droitwich, granted by Edward III to Edmund earl of Kent, with descent as above. Heirs as above.
617
Writ 21 March 1416.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Ware 12 April
She held the manor of Bushey in dower from the grant of Edward III, as above [no. 608], of the king in chief, annual value £43 15s.7d., and the following portions of knight’s fees, extended at the rate of 40s. the fee: 1/8 fee in Roxford held by Alexander de Walden, knight; 1/4 fee in Brickendon held by John de Ecleshale; 1/4 fee in Blackmore and Hertford once held by Felicity de Brekendon; and 1/8 fee in Stapleford formerly held by Ralph Botiller; and also the advowson of the priory of Ware, extending at 100s. Date of death as above.
618
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 25 May
She held in dower from the grant of Edward III as above, [no. 608]: Stratford, a fee farm of £11 12d. payable by the abbot and convent. Waltham Holy Cross, a fee farm of £50 payable by the abbot and convent. Lamarsh, the manor, of the heirs of the earl of Hereford by knight service, annual value £41 11s.1 1/2 Weald Bassett, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £57 5s.5 3/4d. Barstable, the hundred with the sheriff’s tourn and the court of the hundred of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 106s.8d. And the following knight’s fees extended at the rate of 40s. the fee: Great Henny, 1 fee held by John Fitzraaf, knight. Fairstead, 1/2 fee held by John Dyn, and 1/2 fee held by the canons of St. Paul’s, London. Temple, 1 fee held by William de Cusance. Ardleigh, 1 fee, held by Walter Baynard. Boreham, 1/2 fee held by John de Handlo. Widford and Patching, 2 1/2 fees held by Edmund Bacon. Liston, Danbury and Corringham, 1 fee held by Hugh Fitzsimond. Ingrave, 1/2 fee held by Robert Goshalme. Little Thurrock, 1 fee, held by John Squyry. Barn Hall, 1/4 fee held by Robert de Rocheford. Quickbury, 1 fee held by the prior of Bermondsey. Willingale, 1/4 fee held by John de Rokle. She also held the manor of Wakes Colne in dower, of the heirs of Walter Fitzwalter, lord of Woodham Walter, by knight service, annual value £32 11s.1d. This manor was granted by Edward I to John Wake and Joan his wife [CPR 1292–1301, p.303], and it descended as above [no. 613]. Heirs as above.
619
Writ 21 March 1416.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Winterton 30 May
She held in dower a fee farm of £16 from the manor of Ormsby of the king in chief by the grant of Edward III, as above [no. 608]. Descent and heirs as above.
620
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Kersey 1 June 1416
She held in dower of the king in chief by the grant of Edward III as above [no. 608] the manors of Kersey, annual value £34 6s.1/2d., and Layham, annual value £42 12s.11 1/2d. Descent and heirs as above.
C 138/22, no. 51
E 149/106, no. 2
E 152/464


CONSTANCE WIDOW OF THOMAS LORD LE DESPENSER
621
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Gloucester 12 Dec
Thomas held in fee tail of the king in chief in the March of Wales: Kenfig, the castle, lordship and manor, with the district of Tir yr Iarll, annual value £48 13s.4d. Neath, the castle, vill and lordship, with the hamlets of Cilybebyll and Briton Ferry, and the district and forest of Neath, annual value £88 8s.7 3/4d.; and also the advowson of the abbey of Neath, temporalities £20 and of the church of Neath, extending at 10 marks. Llantrissant, the castle vill and lordship, with the lordship and district of Glynrhondda, with their appurtenances, advowsons and knight’s fee, annual value £52 4s.8d. And the following knight’s fees: Wenvoe, 2 fees, once held by William Flemenyk, extending at £10. Coychurch, 1 fee, held by Payn Turbervill, 100s. St. Nicholas, 3 fees, once held by William Corbet, £30. Penmark, 4 fees, held by Henry de Humfrevill, £60. Llanharry, 1/2 fee, held by Maud widow of John de Turbervill, 40s. Llystalybont, 1/2 fee held by William Maillok, 40s., And in the county of Gloucester the manor of Chipping Sodbury with the lordship, vill and park of New Sodbury. All the above were part of the holdings which Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, quitclaimed to Edward I on 27 May 1290 and which the king then granted to Gilbert and Joan his wife, the king’s daughter [CPR 1281–92, pp.359–61]. They held in fee tail and had a son, Gilbert, and 3 daughters, Eleanor, Margaret and Elizabeth. Joan and Gilbert died. Gilbert, earl of Gloucester, the son, held and died without heirs. The holdings were divided between the 3 sisters, and these premises came to Hugh le Despenser, knight, junior, and Eleanor his wife. They held in fee tail and had 2 sons, Hugh and Edward. Hugh the son held and died without heirs of his body. Edward the son of Edward his brother succeeded and so they passed to his son Thomas, who died on 13 January 1400. By the advice and consent of the parliament of January 1404 Henry IV ordered that Constance might recover her dower from the forfeited holdings of Thomas, and so she held. She died on 28 Nov. 1416.
622
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Blyth 5 Feb 1417
Thomas lord le Despenser, her late husband, held the manor of Perlethorpe in fee tail by the grant of William de la Lee and John de Knyghton to Edward le Despenser, Anne his wife and the heirs of their bodies by their grant of 24 June 1365. They held and it passed to their son Edward and from him to Thomas his son. He died on 5 Jan. 1400 and it descended to Richard who died under age in the king’s ward, and from him to Isabel, wife of Richard Beauchamp of Avergavenny as lineal heir. In 1404 it was granted as above [no. 621] that Constance might recover her dower. In Perlethorpe she was assigned 8 bovates and 3 quartrons of demesne in the west, 6 a. of the demesne meadow in the east, and the services of the following tenants: John Shakle, Richard Clarpham, John Thacker, William Tershale and John Pervelson, and also a 3rd part of the view of frankpledge and a 3rd part of the issues. Thus she held the 3rd part of the inheritance of Isabel, wife of Richard Beauchamp, of the king in chief of the honor of Tickhill by knight service, annual value of her part 29s.1 1/2d. Date of death as above.
623
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Henley upon Thames 7 Dec
Thomas le Despenser held the manor of Caversham and the chapel on Caversham bridge in fee tail, by letters patent of Edward I, and it descended as above [no. 621], and was allotted to Hugh le Despenser, knight, junior, and Eleanor his wife as her share of the inheritance, in the partition between her, and Hugh de Audele, junior, and Margaret his wife, and Roger Damary and Elizabeth his wife. So it came to Thomas, and Constance was dowered with it in accordance with the order in the parliament of 1404, mentioned above. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual values, the manor 45 marks, the advowson 6s.8d. Date of death as above.
624
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
Thomas le Despenser held in fee tail by the above-mentioned letters patent of 1290 [no. 621]: 2 tenements in Dowgate ward, which Sarah de Rokesle once held; 1 tenement and inn called ‘la Belle on the Hope’ in Friday Street, and 3 shops with cellars on the corner with appurtenances in Friday Street, all of which Thomas de Copham and Albreda his wife once held. Descent as above. The 3rd part was allotted to Constance in the ‘Bell on the Hope’, 3 rooms next the garden with a stable below, a 3rd part of the garden, le Warehous’ next the garden, a 3rd part of the hall, of 3 little houses in the hall, of 3 little houses at the entrance, and of 3 shops with cellars on the corner of Friday Street; 8s. from the 24s. rent in Dowgate ward, which is held by the prior of Elsing Spital. All are held in free burgage, with remainder to Isabel, sister of Thomas and wife of Richard Beauchamp, annual value of Constance’s part 60s. Date of death and heir as above.
625
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Calne 12 Jan 1417
Thomas lord le Despenser held in fee simple 2 parts of the lordship and manors of Sherston, Broad Town and Winterslow, with the reversion of the 3rd part which Elizabeth widow of Edward le Despenser held in dower. She died on 26 July 1411. Thomas gave the 2 parts to Thomas Percy, knight, now deceased, Hugh Tildesley, Thomas Lawton, John Cors, clerk, and Thomas Faukener to hold to his use. He died on 5 Jan. 1400. Constance was allotted a 3rd part of the 2 parts in dower. On 16 April 1414 Henry V by letters patent [CPR 1413–16, pp.192–3] granted all the forfeited holdings of Thomas to Edward duke of York for life, and on 17 Feb. 1415 granted the reversion of them to Richard Beauchamp of Abergavenny and Isabel his wife. Edward duke of York died on 25 Oct. 1415. Therefore Constance held the 3rd part in dower of the king in chief by knight service with reversion to Richard and Isabel, annual value £9 13s.4d. Date of death as above.
626
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Great Marlow 10 Dec
By the grant of Edward I, as above [no. 621] Thomas le Despenser held the view, manor and advowson of Great Marlow. Constance was dowered with the 3rd part of the manor and the 3rd presentation to the church. Her part of the manor comprised: 2 rooms in the site of the manor, built above and below at the end of the great chamber; the ‘Deyhous’ and the cowhouse at the entrance to the court of the granary there; 1 bay of the great barn in the middle to the east with free ingress and egress; the close called the ‘Westefeld’; 18 a. of the demesne meadows in the ‘Middelmedowe’ in the east; the wood called ‘Levet’ and 5 a. in the wood called ‘Byggefryth’ to the east; 4 marks yearly rent from the fee farm; £8 from the burgesses of Great Marlow at Michaelmas by the bailiffs; the tenements and rents of John Tyler, John Bolle, Thomas Asshemere, for ‘Strailleslond’ and for his own holding, Walter Asshemere, Thomas Swayn, John Plat and Thomas Deven; 20s rent from the farm of the mill at the usual terms; a 3rd part of the view of frankpledge, the court, tolls of markets and fairs and of all other profits of Great Marlow and a 3rd part of the view of Little Marlow; all assigned to her as reasonable dower. Date of death as above.
627
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 16 Dec
By the grant of Edward I, as above [no. 621] Thomas le Despenser held in fee tail: the manor of Chittlehampton with its members of Widdecombe in the Moor and Langtree, 2 parts of the external court of Winkleigh, Addiscott, Holcombe, Portmore, Riddlecombe, Withycombe, Holcombe Burnell, Dowland and Loman; and the following knight’s fees extending as shown: Head, Birch, Southcote and Collacot, 1 fee once held by Henry de Campo Arnulphi, 100s. Ashreigny, 1/2 fee, once held by John de Solly, 100s. Calverleigh and ‘Bleworth’, 1/2 fee, once held by John de Kalewodelegh, 40s. Holcombe and Warmore, 1/2 fee, once held by Henry Barry and others, 100s. Northlew, 2 parts of a fee, once held by Richard Merton, £4. Halwill, Northlew and elsewhere, 1 fee, once held by Nicholas de Bonevill, 25 marks. Clovelly, 1 fee, once held by the heirs of Walter Giffard, £30. Sandecombe, 1/3 fee, once held by the abbot of Dunkeswell, 100s. Womberford, 1 fee, once held by John de Bello Campo, £10. Dunsbear, Woolfardisworthy and Allisland, 1 fee, once held by Richard de Amysford, 60s. Sowton and Canonteign, 1 fee, once held by Henry Pomeray, 50s. Langtree, the advowson. They all descended as above, and were divided between the 3 sisters, the division being enrolled in the Chancery of Richard II, the above being allotted to Eleanor wife of Hugh le Despenser, and so descending.
628
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Launceston 16 Dec 1416
Constance held in dower of the inheritance of Isabel Beauchamp by the grant and descent as above [no. 621] 1 knight’s fee in Binnerton in the hundred of Drannack. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, and extends at 100s.
629
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham 30 Jan 1417
Thomas le Despenser held in fee tail the site of the manor of Essendine, and adjacent watermill, and the vill of Essendine, parcels of the manor, by the grant of Hugh de Calke and William de Castelford by their charter dated 10 Aug. 1338 to Edward le Despenser, knight, Anne his wife and the heirs of their bodies. The premises descended to Edward their son and so to Thomas. Constance was assigned in dower: In the houses of the manor, the room next the chapel, above and below, with the chapel and all the houses annexed; the gatehouse with houses above the stable and room below the gatehouse, with door, free ingress and egress to the heirs of the manor always reserved; the bakehouse; outside the site, ‘le Kelnehoud’ with stable adjacent, half the grange outside, a 3rd part of the moat or ditch round the manor to the east, a 3rd part of the orchard with a pond … to the north; of the demesne lands in the vill: the ferling of ‘Greteley’ and ‘Litulhey’ and 6 a. in ‘Frewode’ to the east in Rutland; of demesne meadows, half the meadow of ‘Holmet’ to the east, the meadow called ‘Roweseke’; rents and services of tenants, Simon Pillard, Agnes Wolwyn, William Keleway, John Chusin, Thomas Laxton, John Priour, Thomas Anques, William Sponer, William Wright and Thomas Laxton in Essendine. She was also assigned a 3rd part of the watermill, and of the view of frankpledge and the court of Essendine, and a 3rd part of all other profits, all to hold for life of the inheritance of Isabel.
630
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Caistor 19 Dec
Thomas le Despenser held in fee tail, by the same grant as above, and descending accordingly [no. 629] the park of Essendine comprising 200 a. wood, 60 a. arable, 20 a. meadow and 51s. rent in Essendine and Carlby, parcel of the manor of Essendine. Constance was allotted as above a 3rd part in dower, namely: ‘Stokkyng’ ferling, the ferlings abbuting on Essendine park, and ‘le Ruylond’, ‘Toftwonge’ and ‘Ruddewinge’ ferlings; the close called ‘le Parlond’; 60 and 12 a. wood in the adjacent park ‘le Dene’ meadow, comprising 6 1/2 a., 1 rood; the ‘Halleendes’ pasture; and the services of William Cook of Carlby, all held for life of the inheritance of Isabel Beauchamp. The manor is held of William Bouffler, knight, of the castle of Oakham, service unknown, annual value of Constance’s part 39s.8d. Date of death as above.
631
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
YORK. Inquisition. Selby 17 Dec
Thomas le Despenser held 2 parts of the manors of Kimberworth and Bawtry in fee tail, Kimberworth by the grant of Hugh de Calk and William de Castelford to Edward le Despenser, knight, and Anne his wife, as above [no. 629], and Bawtry by the grant of William de la Lee and John Knyghton as above [no. 622], and they descended as above. Constance was dowered with a 3rd part: In Kimberworth: In the site of the manor, the chamber at the end of the main chamber on the west, with the houses below; the granary and stable next the gatehouse; the oxhouse in the courtyard, a house at the end of the stable thatched with straw; a 3rd part of the courtyard and of the close round the manor on the west side, with the stone wall as far as the postern gate. In the demesne lands, a 3rd part of 2 parts of a pasture called ‘le Holmes’ and the one called ‘les Walkeworthfeldes’. The rents and services of tenants: Thomas de Reseby, knight, John de Hare, Simon de Merssheborugh, John Robertsone, John Brewester, John Neelson, Robert Kinge, Nicholas atte Lee, Richard Birley, Robert de Brekesherth. A 3rd part of 2 parts of mills, 1 grain, 1 fulling, and of the profits of the court of the lordship, of Kimberworth park, of the herbage on the west side, and of the outwoods on the west side, and of the boon works. In Bawtry: The tenements, services, lordship and tenure of the following: Robert de Morton, Thomas atte Tothull, Richard Trulle, William Cotes, Edmund Fitzwilliam, Hugh Draper, Robert Ikhils, John Loftsome, John Golle, and William Anton. Also a 3rd part of 2 parts of Bawtry wood on the south side, of the profits of the court, of Bawtry ferry, and of the tolls of markets and fairs. The manors are held of the king, of the honor of Tickhill by knight service, annual value of Constance’s part 106s.8d. Date of death as above.
C 138/22, no. 52
E 149/106, no. 3


ELEANOR WIDOW OF RICHARD LE DESPENSER
632
Writ for assignment of dower. 22 Feb. 1415.
WORCESTER. Assignment of dower. Upton upon Severn 29 Aug
Assignment from all the holdings of Richard son of Thomas le Despenser, in the presence of Thomas Fulthorp and Thomas Wylughby, attorneys of Eleanor, and of Thomas Gower, attorney of Richard Beauchamp of Avergavenny, knight, and Isabel his wife. Firstly in the manor of Upton upon Severn: In the site of the manor 3 bays of the grange to the west end of it; a 3rd part of the house roofed with stone next the dovecot to the north; a 3rd part of the dovecot with a 3rd part of the profits; a 3rd part of the garden to the west from the hay by the moat to the ‘milberyetre’, then to the hay outside the garden ditch with a 3rd part of the house called ‘berghous’ to the end of the garden to the west with free ingress and egress. Of the demesne arable 1 field called Buryfield 6 1/2 a. and 1/3 of 1/2 a.: of the field called ‘Colynghurst’ 11 1/3 a.; a 3rd part of the serfs’ land and pasture of ‘Fyrsshemore’ to the north, the serfs assigned to Richard Beauchamp and Isabel … a 3rd part of the profits of … extending at 13s.4d.; the demesne pasture called ‘Magna Colynghurst’ … a 3rd part of the wood called ‘Hokewode’ … a 3rd part of ‘Hokefelde’ wood adjacent to … parts; 12 a. meadow in the meadow called ‘Emede’ in the west and north. Rents and services: of the borough of Upton, 10s.2d.; of William Longmour, Edwin Chamflour, John Grymenhall, William Mulleward, Robert Pryket, John Lorymer, John Newman, Richard Delemere, and John Machen, [tenants]. Foreign rents of Upton, 116s.5 1/4d.: Robert Cachefrenssh, Isabel Beaumont, Robert Lechemere, William London in ‘Overhomme’, John Knyzt, John Jankyns in ‘Overhomme’, Thomas Kerdyf, John Cachefrensh, junior, messuage called ‘Eynonestenement’, John Bracy and William Grafton, tenement called ‘Talnace’, Henry Jakes, William Lykenore for ‘Lytellokescroft’, John Cade, Henry Wenlond, parcels in ‘Gylesfeld’, Walter Rychardes, John Batte, Walter Rycardes, tenement in Longdon Heath, Adam Skynner, Robert Packer, a cottage in ‘Oldestrete’, William Wacheharm, Richard Ruyhales, John Sherreve, tenement called ‘Rypplestenement’, John Cachefrenssh, tenement called ‘Cachfrenshetenement’, Thomas Hanley, mill and croft, John Jankyns, meadow in ‘Overhomme’, Sibyl Salwey, John Beyla, in ‘Mancroft’, William Pyper, in Hankenesford’, John Flemmyng, in ‘Kyngeshull’, John Cachefrenssh, curtilage called ‘Baldwyneshey’, John Syrcok, tenement formerly of John Clerk, Sibyl Salwey, Richard Wotton, John Mulleward, Thomas Wereman, 1 capital messuage, and Isabel Beaumond, tenants. Customary rents of the manor of Upton, 101s.1d.: tenement formerly of John Hale, now of William Lote; tenement formerly of Richard Fryday, now of John Kyng; tenement of Henry Alford; tenement, curtilage and meadow formerly of le Bouthes, now of Nicholas Saleway; tenement of Walter Alford; 3 tenements formerly of Adam Whatende, now of Walter Hope; 1 day’s land with croft of Adam Passonour; land in ‘Colynghurst’ held by Richard Gekmere and John Newman; croft formerly of John Blake, now of John Dyer; curtilege called ‘Tegres’ held by the same John; croft called ‘Schepenes’ of John Cachefrensh; messuage of Serlo Gryffith; land formerly of Adam Hicokes, now of Walter Richardes; messuage and land of William Grafton. Also in Upton: a 3rd part of: the fishery called ‘le Were’ and of the profits of it, of the view of frankpledge, of the court, of markets and fairs, and of the fee farm of the manor owed yearly by the bishop of Worcester and his tenants. Hanley Castle: in the castle, the great chamber at the end of the hall to the west with 2 stone towers in the same hall; 2 great chambers to the north opposite the great chamber called the ‘Grystenchambres’ with the rooms below, 3 towers in the south with a 4th in the corner to the south, a 3rd part of the bakehouse and kitchen next the corner tower, a 3rd part of the palisade and moat around the castle next the 4 towers to the south, with free ingress and egress; so that she maintains this and pays the fees of the officers; free entry and egress of the chapel; a 3rd part of the garden of Hanley manor from the gate straight to the hedge to the west towards the moat round the castle. Also a 3rd part of Hanley park, extending in length from ‘Caldefordebrugge’ to the gate called ‘chirchposterne’, and in breadth from the ‘Combecrosse’ to the pond called ‘le Squabbe’. From the pasture and meadow of Hanley manor: ‘Houghleyes’ furlong held by Richard Tele and Richard Trygge; ‘Rammeshurst’ pasture by John …ade and Thomas Wyse; ‘Bedeleshattes’ pasture by William Clerk and William Baker; and parcels of ‘Westmore’ meadow. Rents of free tenants there, 114s.1/4d.: Richard Taillour for tenement formerly of Robert Outhred; Richard Tele, tenement once of Adam Bernard; Philip Mulleward, tenement once of William Spete; John Simpson, junior, tenement formerly of his father; John Boner, tenement once of Richard Smylte; John Carpenter, tenement once of Margery atte Wode; John Tele, tenement once of Richard Tele; Robert Cockes, tenement once Frebern; John Ferrour, tenement once of John Bryce; William Hanley, tenement once of Richard Shepherd; Richard Trigge, tenement once of John Frenssh; Nicholas Whitemere, tenement once of William Whitemere; Richard Taillour, tenement once of Thomas Kade; Richard Pecok, tenement once of Adam Pecok; Thomas Wode (?) … Robert Boter; Richard Hake and Robert Sampson, tenement once of Adam Foster(?); land formerly of William Wake; William Whitemere, … ‘Chirchende’ at ‘Borley’ formerly of Adam Porter; Geoffrey Chaumberleyn, tenement once of Richard Codyngton; Robert Stok and William Baker, land formerly of Richard Bandy; John Bradewell, tenement formerly of William S …; John Wilkes, tenement formerly of Robert Lechmere …; Robert Lechmere; John Passoner and his parceners(?), tenement formerly of William Palmer; John Grove tenement formerly of John Tracy; Roger Attestrete, tenement formerly of his father; William Whitemere for ‘Elescroft’; John Grove, tenement formerly of Walter Grove; William Pecy … Wary …; John Bradewelle, tenement formerly of William Hergodyn; John …; John Gerard, tenement formerly of John Parys … William Map … Simon Hayward; Adam Saundres formerly … lyng; John Frewyn, tenement formerly of Adam Frewyn; Robert … formerly John Alisson; the same Robert, tenement formerly of Bysshop Irl …;…; ‘Hanley per le Rode Syche’; James Wodeward, tenement formerly of John Wodeward … John Torb, Waill, new assart; Thomas Hentelowe, tenement once of John Hu …; Thomas Parker, tenement once of Thomas Webbe; John Porter, land formerly of Richard Wy …; Roger atte Kytchen, tenement once of John Souter; Adam Rogers, tenement formerly of John Kyng; Amice Kynges, tenement formerly of Adam Porter; John Frewyn … John Lee; John Garde, tenement formerly of Adam Bloundell; William Grove, tenement formerly of Edward de la Mare; Ralph Syred, tenement formerly of John Syred; and Robert atte Rudde, tenement formerly of Hugh Huwet. Also 15s.4d. from 46s. … £10 at Michaelmas … and rent from land for making clay … a 3rd part of 1/2 quarter of oats from the vill of Colwall … manor of Hanley … 42 hens at 21d. … chace … from ‘Baldeattewey’ extending in length to the stream called ‘Merebroke’ and in breadth from the road called ‘Oldehadeway’ to the ditch of the old hill … of Blackmore Park in the chace, in length from the pit at ‘Baldruggestile’ to the oak next … at Le ‘Hillestile’, and in breadth from the ‘posterior’ to the ‘Slade’ in ‘Overlauner’. Of the park called Cliffey Wood, a 3rd part … of John Sampson to the part called ‘Boturwellesmedewe’ and in breadth from Cliffey Wood to the land of John Bernard below the fence which … the close of John Sampson. Also a 3rd part of Malvern chase … which Richard and Isabel … so that Eleanor pays the fees and wages of the officers of the forest in the chase. Also a 3rd part of the customary works of the manor of Hanley Castle yearly, a 3rd part of 2 mills and ponds with a 3rd of the profits, she paying the expenses during her life, a 3rd part of view of frankpledge and the court, she paying the fees of the officers of her part. From the manor of Bushley, demesne lands, 1 parcel of land above ‘Beryassh’, another next ‘Berryassh’, 3 parcels above ‘Henley’, ‘Moreforlong’ and ‘Litelheye’, 1/2 a. above ‘Henley’ and parcels held by Robert Crocker, William Turnour, Richard Bydell, Walter March, Richard March, Hugh Smyth, William Crocker and Thomas Stok, and in ‘Midelwey’ by Richard Reve and Richard Handy; of demesne meadow, 1 parcel called ‘Dokmede’ held by Richard Harmles and 1 parcel called ‘Oxlese’ held by William Hale. Customary rents of Bushley manor: tenement of Hugh Penne, messuage of Richard Berdell, cottage of Richard Hobbes, close of Thomas Baker called ‘Cartershey’, messuages and lands of Thomas Baker, Robert Croker, John Lychefeld, John Frebern, Thomas Taillour, William Crokher, Nicholas Smyth, Hugh Igyn, Margaret Davy, Nicholas Ponder, parcel next ‘le Brodeheth’, Richard Mart, William Vy…, John Crokher, Thomas Taillour, cottage formerly of John Hobbes, and 2 a. called ‘Sondelond’ once of John March. Of Bushley park, a 3rd part: from the great gate to the north by the glade of the park by a path through the middle of the wood to the gate called the posterne leading to Tewkesbury, with free ingress and egress; and also a 3rd part of the view of frankpledge and of the court at Bushley, she paying the fees and wages of her part in each case. From the manors of Redmarley Dabitot and Immerstone: in the demesne, a field called ‘Chapelfeld’ held by Walter Berston, fields called ‘Berefeld’ and ‘Meryettesfeld’ with ‘Lynch’ wood held by Robert Bagull, field called ‘Pirycroft’ by John Berston, field called ‘Boynok’ by John Ricardes, fields called ‘Tadymere’ and ‘Kyngesfeld’ with demesne meadow called ‘Mullrehammede’ by Maud Jannes, demesne meadow called ‘Lollemede’ by Thomas Sandbed, 2 meadows below ‘Cur’ by Richard Skynnere; and the rents and services of Thomas C …, John Cube, Robert S …, Richard Walker, Sybil Clerk, John Halyday, John Toney, Robert Carpenter, John Kylmescote, Richard Russell, Nicholas Body, Peter Wa…ell, William Restall, John Hende …, John Ricardes, Philip Snede, William Bradeford, John Kyng, Thomas Kyng, John Bradeford, John Man, William Peryton, John Baldewyne, Philip Baldewyne, Robert Bonde, William Smyth, John Berston, William Spylman, Agnes Bramcote, Robert Bowyare, Walter Ruyhales(?), William Carles, John Bradeford, Roger Bradeford, tenement called ‘Fretheplace’, Maud Jannes, Robert Man, William Hulle, Robert Clyvely, … William Longedon. She will pay a 3rd part of an annuity of £20 to Hugh Mortymer, esquire, from the time of her marriage to Richard for the life of Hugh, from the manors of Redmarley Dabitot and Immerstone. Also a 3rd part of the mill and its profits, if she repairs and maintains it, and of the view of frankpledge and the court with a 3rd part of the profits, she paying her part of the fees and wages of the officers, and the advowson of Redmarley Dabitot at the 3rd presentation, and 1 knight’s fee in Eldersfield which Thomas de Berkle once held extending at £30. [Parts damaged and illegible; rents of individual tenants, and some details of holdings omitted].
C 138/22, no. 52, m.20


RICHARD DE VEER, EARL OF OXFORD
633
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 3 April
He held 1 knight’s fee in Crowmarsh Gifford in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief, annual value unknown. He died on 15 Feb. last. John his son and heir is aged 9 years and more.
634
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. East Ilsley 12 April 1417
On 11 July 1412, long before his death, he held the manors of Langley and Bradley in his demesne as of fee, and on that day by his charter, shown to the jurors, granted them to John Hende, Thomas Rolf, Walter Bodulgate and William Bukeworth, clerk, to hold to them and their heirs and assigns without conditions or collusion. Date of death and heir as above.
635
Writ 16 Feb. 1417
LONDON. Inquisition. Guildhall 19 April
On 11 July 1412, long before his death, he held in his demesne as of fee a mansion in the parish of St. Augustine on the Wall between the garden of St. Helen’s priory to the south and the Queen’s(?) lane leading by the city wall as far as Bevis Marks to the north, and granted it to John Hende and others as above to hold in fee simple without conditions. He only occupied it on visits to London with their permission. Date of death and heir as above.
636
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
KENT. Inquisition. Badlesmere 26 March
On 11 July 1412, long before his death, he held the manor and advowson of Badlesmere in his demesne as of fee and granted them to John Hende and others as above, and they still hold. Peter Salman, then farmer of the manor, and all the tenants attorned to them. The manor comprises the site, 640 a. of land, pasture and wood and 40s. yearly rent, held of various lords: the site, 220 a. and the rent of the king of the castle of Dover by a rent of 20s.1d. for the ward of the castle; 20 a. of the earl of Stafford of his castle of Tonbridge, service unknown, annual value together £10; and 400 a. of various lords in gavelkind, services unknown, annual value 5 marks. The value of the advowson is £10. He also held the manor of Fleet in his demesne as of fee of the archbishop of Canterbury by knight service, annual value 40 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
637
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Kensington 24 April 1417
He held the manor of Kensington of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £30. Date of death and heir as above.
638
Writ, melius sciri, as to his estate in the manor of Kensington. 1 Aug. 1417.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Kensington 9 Aug
He held the manor in his demesne as of fee.
639
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Stony Stratford 12 April
He held the manor of Calverton of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20. By a fine of 1412 [CP 25/1/291/62, no. 178] he and Alice his wife granted the manor of Chesham, and 1 toft, 15 a. arable, 20 a. meadow and 20s. rent in Cowley, and the view of frankpledge of Chesham to Thomas Rolf, John Hende, Walter Budylgate and William Bukworth, clerk, and also the manor of Chesham and tenements and view of frankpledge in Cowley and Chesham which Maud countess of Oxford held for life with reversion to Richard and Alice to remain to Thomas Rolf and the others. On 20 July following William Bukworth released the holdings to the others describing them as the manor of Chesham, the tenements and the view of frankpledge of Cowley and Chesham, 1 toft, 42 a. arable, 20 a. meadow and 20s. rent. On 11 July 1412 Richard held the manors of Aston Sandford and Whitchurch in his demesne as of fee and granted them to John Hende and others, as above [no. 634] by his charter shown to the jurors, to hold to them and their heirs and assigns, without conditions or collusion. He retained no interest except through them. Date of death and heir as above.
640
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to how he held Calverton, 1 Aug. 1417.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Stony Stratford 10 Aug
He held the manor of Calverton in his demesne as of fee.
641
Writ, plenius certiorari, an inquisition [no. 639 above] having stated that he held the manors of Aston Sampford and Whitchurch on 11 July 1412 and granted them to Thomas Rolf and others, but not of whom and by what service they were held. 1 Sept. 1417.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 10 Sept
He held the manor of Aston Sampford of Lord Fitzwalter by knight service, and Whitchurch of the earl of Stafford by knight service.
642
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Henhow 1 May
He held in his demesne as of fee: Lavenham, the manors of Overhall and Netherhall with the advowson, of the king in chief of his barony as 2 knight’s fees, annual value £36 10s. Cockfield, the manor called Earl’s Hall, of the abbot of Bury St. Edmunds by knight service, annual value £15. Aldham, the manor and advowson, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £10 3s. Preston and Mendham, the manors, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value, £8 4s. and £8 2s. Date of death as above. John his son and heir was aged 9 years on 23 April last.
643
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Oundle 28 May
By the fine of 1412 mentioned above [no. 639] he and Alice his wife granted the reversion of the manors of Milton and Paston, which John Holand held for life of the inheritance of Richard, to Thomas Rolf and others. On 20 July following William Bokworth quitclaimed to the others. Date of death and heir, aged 9 years and more, as above.
644
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham 27 May 1417
By the fine of 1412 mentioned above [no. 639] the reversion of the manor of Market Overton, which Maud countess of Oxford held for life of the inheritance of Richard, was granted to Thomas Rolf and others, and William Bukworth quitclaimed it to the others. Date of death and heir as above.
645
Writ, plenius certiorari, as it was not stated of whom Market Overton was held etc., 1 Sept. 1417.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham 6 Sept
The manor of Market Overton was held of Lord Grey of Ruthin by knight service.
646
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. St Austell 21 May
He held the manors of Poldue, Eathorne and Penhale with the advowson of St. Erme, and a fair called ‘Langchepyn fayr’ held on 14 Sept., in right of Alice his wife; Poldue with the advowson and fair of John Dynham, knight, of his manor of Cardinham by knight service, annual value £10; Eathorne manor of Edmund bishop of Exeter, of his manor of Penryn in socage, annual value £4 5s.; and Penhale of William Tregoos in socage, annual value £4 3s.4d. Herbert de Skewyek held the manors of Tremodret and Trevelyn in his demesne as of fee and granted them to Otto de Bodrugan, knight, and his heirs male by Margaret his wife, with successive remainders to the heirs male of his body and the heirs of his body. Otto held and had 2 sons, William and Otto, by Margaret, and so died. William entered and granted the manors to Richard Sergeaux, husband of Elizabeth his daughter. She died without heirs of her body, and then Richard Sergeaux held as tenant in tail for life. William Bodrugan died without heirs of his body. Otto son of Otto, knight, had issue Joan wife of Robert Hull, senior, and died without heirs male. Otto, knight, died without heirs male. Joan wife of Robert Hull, knight, is therefore his next heir. Richard Sergeaux had 3 daughters Elizabeth, Philippa and Alice. Elizabeth had issue Thomas Marny, knight, and died. Philippa, Alice and Thomas claimed and entered the manors, as daughters of Richard and son of Elizabeth, the other daughter. Alice married Richard de Veer, earl of Oxford and he held only in right of Alice. The manors are held of the king of the duchy of Cornwall, annual value £28. Richard also held a rent of £10 from the manors of Argalles, Treowynen and Burngullow in right of Alice his wife in dower of Guy St. Aubyn, her former husband. Date of death as above. Her heir is John their son, aged 9 years and more.
647
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
He held the manor of Great Hormead, of the king in chief of the barony of Sampford except for 50 a., held of Lord Fitzwalter by a rent of 8d.; [the manor comprising] … a saltpan nil, a dovecot nil … arable £4 … 10 a. pasture 10s., 10 a. meadow 20s., 40 a. wood nil, assize rents £10, services 13s.4d. … granted by letters patent to John Bursetre, his servant, the keeping of the woods of Great Hormead, taking 10s.8d. by equal parts at the 4 terms with licence to distrain if in arrears. Date of death and heir as above [no. 642]. [Parts illegible].
648
ESSEX. Inquisition. Braintree 19 May 1417
He held in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief: Castle Hedingham, the castle and manor, parcel of the earldom of Oxford, by knight service, annual value £40. Long before his death he granted by letters patent: to Robert Werk his servant, the office of keeper of the warrens of Castle Hedingham, Sible Hedingham and Great Yeldham, taking 2d. daily for life; to John Yonge the keeping of Hedingham park taking 2d. daily for life by the farmers or other officers of the manor; to Henry Lyne in recompense for 40s. which he was accustomed to receive for his expenses, 2 tenements in Castle Hedingham called ‘Hardynges’ and ‘Osbernes’ with all profits, and reversion to himself, service unknown, annual value nil; and to Willliam Ingham his esquire for life, 2 fields in Castle Hedingham called ‘Bromyfeld’ and ‘Mersshgardeyn’, also with reversion to himself, service unknown, annual value nil. Little Yeldham the manor by knight service, annual value £20. Great Canfield, the manor, parcel of the earldom of Oxford, service unknown, annual value £50. Long before his death he granted the keeping of Canfield park to Richard Smyth for his good service, taking 2d. daily for life. Fingrith, the manor, by the service of being the queen’s chamberlain on her coronation day, annual value £33. Doddinghurst, the manor, by knight service, annual value £16. Aubrey de Veer, late earl, by letters patent, confirmed by Richard, granted Robert Smyth the office of parker of Doddinghurst and the keeping of the warren in Fingrith and Doddinghurst, taking each 12 weeks, 1 quarter of corn, 6s.8d. for his shoes and cloth for his clothes. Aubrey also granted him a house called ‘le Logge’ in the park, pasture for 3 cows, 1 horse and 6 pigs, and wood for his fire, for life. He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief: Helions Bumpstead, the manor called ‘Countesse Medewe’, by knight service, annual value £44. Stanstead Mountfitchet, the manor, by knight service, annual value £14. Long before John Lancastre, formerly lord of the manor, granted Robert Parker and his heirs 1 messuage and 8 1/2 a. in Stanstead, and the keeping of Stanstead Mountfitchet park with certain profits. Steeple Bumpstead, the manor called ‘Gebons’ of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Colne, the manor of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £15. Long before his death he granted Walter Bodulyate for his good services the keeping of the park, wood and warren of Colne for life, taking 41 quarters of oats and 4 cartloads of hay yearly, pasture for 14 great beasts for the whole year in the park, timber brought down by the wind to the value of 30s. Also long before his death he appointed Thomas Warde to the keeping of the park and warren there in succession to Walter Bodulgate, taking 2d. daily for life. He also granted Roger Eston, his servant 3 tenements in Earls Colne, called ‘Heyland’, ‘Jonesadam’ and ‘Adamsmythes’ to hold for life with reversion to himself. Therefore he held the reversion, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value nil. Crepping, the manor, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £11. Long before he granted to Richard Barnard of Messing for his counsel a rent of 53s.4d. from this manor payable by equal parts at Michaelmas and Easter and a robe at Christmas; and to Roger Eston a rent of £4 from all the lands of the manor and the mill, payable by equal parts at the 4 terms. Great Bentley, the manor of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £22. He had granted William Ingham the keepership of the warren and park of Bentley, having yearly: 6 quarters and 4 bushels of corn, that is 1 bushel weekly; 3 cartloads of hay; 4 quarters of oats, worth 13s.4d; and pasture for 12 beasts and 1 horse for life. ’Croftewyth’, the manor, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 100s. He granted his brother John de Veer a yearly rent of 20 marks from the manor of ‘Hedingham Vaux’ payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas with license to distrain if in arrears. Beyond that the manor is of no annual value, and of whom it is held is unknown. Aubrey de Veer, father of Richard, granted his esquire, John Brerelee, the manor called ‘Wateshurst’ in Sible Hedingham to hold for life of the king in chief by knight service, with reversion to himself, annual value 53s.4d., and of the reversion, nil. Richard also held in his demesne in fee tail the office of steward of the king’s forests in Essex of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value nil. He granted John Stone the office of warden of the forest of Ongar hundred in Loughton, Chigwell, Abridge and elsewhere with the profits for life. Richard granted to John Hende, Thomas Rolf, Walter Bodulgate and William Bukworth, clerk, the manors of Prayors, Bourehall in Sible Hedingham, Grays Thurrock, Eyston Hall and Tilbury juxta Clare, the advowson of Farnham, and the manors of Beaumont and Downham, to hold to them and their heirs and assigns of the king in chief by knight service, annual values, Prayors £20, Bourehall £6, Grays £6, Eyston Hall, £4, Tilbury £10, Beaumont £6, Downham £15, and also 40 a., 120 a. marsh and 120s. rent in Bowers Gifford. They held and the tenants attorned to them. He granted the office of parker of Downham to John Sudbery for life. Date of death and heir as above.
649
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to the status of ‘Croftewyth’. 1 Aug. 1417.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 13 Aug
He held the manor of ‘Croftewyth’ in his demesne as of fee.
650
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 12 April 1417
He held the manor of Saxton in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £18; the manor of Castle Camps in his demesne in fee tail, annual value £26; and 60s. rent from ‘Souchesmelnes’ manor in Newnham of the king in chief by knight service. On 7 Sept. 1398 Aubrey de Veer, the late earl, granted to William Alyngton, who is still living, by letters patent shown to the jurors, the keeping of the park of Castle Camps with the profits for life, and on 20 Dec. 1405 Richard granted to John Lolleworth, who also survives, 3d. daily for life, and on 5 July 1415 to John Whatele, mercer of London, £40 yearly by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas until £129 6s.2d. should be fully paid, both from the manor of Castle Camps. He held the manor of Great Abington in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 17 marks beyond 40s., payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, granted on 10 Aug. 1413 to John Stowe, who survives, for the keeping of the wood and warren of the manor. He once held the manor of Swaffham in his demesne as of fee, and on 11 June 1412 granted it by charter without conditions to John Hende and others, as above [no. 634] to hold to them and their heirs. All the tenants attorned to them. It is held of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value £20. He held the manor of Hinxton formerly of John Stourton, and the other manor of Hinxton formerly of John de Sancta Andrea, and 3 messuages, 68 a. arable, 2 a. meadow, 1 a. pasture. 4s. rent and a 6th part of a watermill in the same, and 200 a. and 10 marks rent in the same, all formerly of Thomas de Skelton, knight, jointly with Eleanor his wife, Lewis John, Walter Bodulgate and William Godred, junior, who survive. The 3 messuages, 68 a., 2 a. meadow, 1 a. pasture, 4s. rent, 1/3 mill of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £40; but of whom the 200 a. and 10 marks rent are held is unknown. By the said feoffment John Hende and the others held jointly with the late earl to them and their heirs by the grant of Master Roger Whelpdale, Robert Whythed, esquire, John Burgoyne and John Landewade by licence of Richard II. Date of death and heir, aged 10 years and more, as above.
651
ex officio
Findings with regard to Hinxton, as above.
652
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester 28 March
He held in fee of Lord de Bello Monte lands and tenements to the annual value of £49 16s. Date of death and heir, aged 12 years and more, as above.
653
Writ, melius sciri, as to his status in the above lands etc. 1 Aug. 1417.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Wigston Magn a 12 Aug
The premises constitute the manor of Wigston Magna held in his demesne as of fee of Lord Bello Monte, service unknown, annual value £49 16s.
C 138/23, no. 53
E 149/109, no. 2
E 152/471,474


THOMAS, EARL OF ARUNDEL
654
Writ 18 Feb. 1416.
He held nothing in London. He died on 14 Oct. last. Elizabeth duchess of Norfolk, Joan Beauchamp and Margaret Arundell are his sisters and next heirs, all aged 30 years and more.
655
Writ 18 Feb. 1416.
KENT. Inquisition. Dartford 6 April
He held nothing in Kent. He died on 14 Oct. last. Elizabeth duchess of Norfolk, wife of Gerard Ufflete, knight, aged 30 years and more; Joan lady Abergavenny, aged 30 years and more; and Margaret wife of Roland Lenthale, knight, aged 24 years and more, are his sisters and heirs.
656
Writ 18 Feb. 1416.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Swaffham 23 April
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service: the castle vill and manor of Castle Acre, annual value £20, the manor of Mileham £23 6s.8d., the hundreds of Launditch and South Greenhoe, each 50s., and the advowson of East Ruston 20s. He died on 13 Oct. last, heirs as above, Elizabeth and Joan, each aged 40 years and more, and Margaret 30 years and more.
657
ex officio
He held the manor called Earl’s Wickham in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief, with knight’s fees and advowsons, annual value 8 marks and assize rents of £15 13s.7d. payable by equal parts at the 4 terms. He died on 13 Oct. last. The prior of Castle Acre has taken the profits since then. [Torn].
658
Writ 18 Feb. 1416.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 17 March
He held the manor of Upton St. Leonards in his demesne as of fee of the abbot of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 60s. Date of death and heirs as above [no. 656].
659
Writ 18 Feb. 1416.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Dunmow 30 July
He held in his demesne as of fee: High Roding, the manor, from which the prioress of Cheshunt has had a yearly rent of 10 quarters of corn, from time immemorial, annual value 50 marks. Housham, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10 6s.8d. The abbot of Bermondsey holds the manor of Cowick in Sheering of the manor of Housham as 1 knight’s fee, rendering 100s. to the lord of Housham at each vacancy of the abbey. Margaretting, half the manor, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £6. By letters patent he granted the other half to Richard Pavy, esquire, for the term of 60 years or the life of Richard if he died within the 60 years, and the earl warranted it to him. Later he quitclaimed it to Richard for life, with reversion to his own right heirs. By his charter dated at East Dean on 16 Dec. 1405 he granted John Wele, esquire, the manor of Woolston in Chigwell, except for wards, marriages and reliefs, to hold for life rendering a rose at Midsummer. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £16. He granted the manor called ‘Langetones’ in Little Canfield to John Someray for life with reversion to himself and his heirs. It is held of Joan countess of Hereford by knight service, annual value £8. Date of death as above. Elizabeth and Joan are his sisters and heirs.
660
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Buntingford 18 July 1416
By his charter dated at Arundel castle on 10 Aug. 1414 he granted to John Rygoll, his messenger, the manor of Berwick in Barkway, except for wards, marriages, reliefs and advowson, to hold for life rendering a rose at Midsummer. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 8 marks. John Rygoll is living and holding it. Date of death and heirs as above.
661
Writ to Thomas de Morley and John Inglethorp, knights, Robert Darcy and the sheriffs of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, ordering them to inquire and take into the king’s hands all the earl’s lands etc. 15 Oct. 1415. [CFR 1413–22, p.119. Cf. supersedeas, CCR 1413–6, p.290, 6 Dec. 1415].
ESSEX. Inquisition before John Howard, sheriff and Robert Darcy. Chelmsford 2 Nov 1415
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service: High Roding, the manor, annual value £42 4s. Woolston in Chigwell, the manor, annual value £16. Housham, the manor, annual value £10 6s.8d. Margaretting, the manor, annual value £13 7s.8d. John Someray holds the manor of Little Canfield called ‘Langetones’ for life by the grant of Thomas, with reversion to him and his heirs. It is held of Joan, countess of Hereford, by knight service, annual value £8. The abbot of Bermondsey holds the manor of Cowick in Sheering of the manor of Housham as 1 knight’s fee, and renders 100s. at each vacancy of the abbey. Date of death as above. Elizabeth duchess of Norfolk, wife of Gerard Ufflete, knight, Joan de Beauchamp, lady Abergavenny, both aged 44 years and more, and Margaret wife of Roland Leynthale, knight, aged 30 years and more, are his sisters and heirs. In High Roding he had 12 foals, £4; 6 oxen with 2 ploughs, 60s.; 27 cows, £8 6s.8d.; 120 sheep, 100s.; 24 a. sown with corn at 3s. the a.; 60 quarters of oats and peas, 100s.; 30 quarters of barley, £4 10s.; 1 cart with 2 horses and all the apparatus for manuring, price 20s. In Housham he had 12 cows, worth £4; 1 bull, 6s.8d.; 40 sheep, 40s.; in the hands of John Lytle, farmer, owed to Thomas before Michaelmas last. The commissioners have taken them into the king’s hands.
662
Writ 5 May 1416.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wallingford 19 June
Richard father of Thomas granted the manor of Sotwell to Thomas Parker, his esquire, for life. Thomas confirmed the grant and Parker still holds of the abbot of Hyde, service unknown. He died on 12 Oct. last. Heirs to the reversion of the manor as above.
663
Writ 18 Feb. 1416.
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 11 March
In virtue of a fine of 1347 [CP 25/1/287/43, no. 401] by which they were granted to Richard, earl of Arundel, by John de Alresford and John Sprot, chaplains, he held in his demesne as of fee the castles, manors and vills of Clun and Oswestry, and the manors of Ryton, Bucknell, Clunbury, Dodington, Heath, Church Stretton, Westhope, Lydley, Heys, Cound, Acton Round, Wroxeter, Upton Magna and Hints. [This inquisition is mainly illegible, but the findings are listed in CFR 1413–22, pp.163–6].
664
Writ, melius sciri, as to his status in Castell Dinas Bran, Holt, Bromfield, Yale and Wrexham in the earldom of Warenne … June 1416.
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 17 July
He held in his demesne in fee tail the castles of Castell Dinas Bran, and Holt, and lands in Bromfield, Yale and Wrexham, parcels of the earldom of Warenne in the March, under a fine of 1366 [CP 25/1/288/48, no. 663] by which John duke of Lancaster and others granted them to Richard earl of Arundel and Surrey and Eleanor his wife, with remainder to Richard de Arundell, Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of his body. They held and had issue Thomas, Elizabeth, Joan and Margaret, as above.
665
Writ to John Pelham, knight, Robert Writele and the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, to inquire and take into the king’s hands. 15 Oct. 1415. [CFR 1413–22, p.119].
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Arundel, before John Pelham, knight and the sheriff 22 Oct
John de Alresford and John Sprot, chaplains, granted to Richard earl of Arundel, as above [no. 663], the castle, vill and manor of Arundel, the manors of East Dean, Singleton, Stansted, Westbourne, Pallingham, Dunhurst, Leigh, East Lavington, Graffham, Alversham, Cocking, Lyminster, Poling, North Stoke, Wepham, Offham, Storrington, Preston, East Hampnett, West Hampnett, Woolbeding, Pinkhurst, Highfure and Orfold, the hundreds of Westbourne, Singleton, Eastbourne, Box, Stockbridge, Avesford, Bury, Rotherbridge, West Easewrithe and Poling, and return of writs in the hundreds and forest and chases of Arundel, with remainder to Eleanor, daughter of Henry earl of Lancaster and her heirs male by Richard. [Damaged and incomplete, details in CFR 1413–22, p.164].
666
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Lewes, before John Pelham, knight, and Robert Writell, commissioners 24 Oct 1415
Long before his death he granted to Thomas lord Camoys, John Bohun, John Wyltshire, Thomas Sakevyle, knights William Lasyngby, Robert Hylle, William Cheyne, Robert Pobelewe, Thomas Harlyng, John Wyke, clerks, David Holbach, John Wele, Richard Wakehurst, William Boerly, William Ryman, Thomas Sencler, John Fitzpiers, Thomas Salman and Richard Laken, the castle and lordship of Lewes and the manors of Allington, Houndean, Northease, Rodmell, Newhaven, Rottingdean, Brighton, Patcham, Clayton, Keymer, Piecombe, Middleton, Ditchling, Cuckfield, Worth and Seaford. [Licence CPR 1413–6, p.336]. They are held of the king in chief by knight service. He died holding the castle etc. of Arundel and the manors of East Dean etc. as in last, annual values and status unknown. He died on 14 Oct. Heirs as above.
667
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Bramber 28 Oct 1417
He held more than was found in earlier inquisitions, namely the manor of Shoreham, comprising, the site, annual value nil, 240 a. at 4d. the a., 6 a. meadow at 10d. and pasture for 200 sheep 4s. It is held of John duke of Norfolk of the castle of Bramber, service unknown. His next heirs are the duke of Norfolk, son of Elizabeth, his sister, Joan lady Abergavenny, his 2nd sister, and Edmund son of Roland Lenthale, knight, and of Margaret, his 3rd sister, aged 30, 40 and 3 years and more.
668
SURREY. Inquisition. Reigate Monday … 1415–6
Long before his death Thomas granted by royal licence to Thomas lord Camoys and others [as above, no. 666] the castle and lordship of Reigate, and the manors of Betchworth and Dorking to hold to them and their heirs and assigns of the king in chief. He also held in his demesne as of fee a 3rd part of the tolls and customs of the towns of Guildford and Southwark of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £4. William Milton and Richard Shrovesbury, bailiffs of Guildford, have taken the profits from 14 October when he died until the present. They are held of James Botelere, earl of Ormond as 1 knight’s fee. Heirs as above, Elizabeth and Joan, aged 40 years, Margaret aged 32 years.
669
Writ 28 Oct. 1415.
SURREY. Inquisition. Lambeth 25 Oct
Robert Thresk, clerk, formerly held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 230 a. arable, 36 a. wood and 12s. rent in West Burgh, Banstead, Ewell and Sandown of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £4. By his deed dated 12 Feb. 1415 he enfeoffed Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey, John Fitzpiers, esquire, Richard Wakehurst and Nicholas Dixon, and their heirs and assigns in this messuage and lands without the king’s licence. He died on 14 Oct. last. Heirs as above.
670
Writ 18 Feb. 1416.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury 30 June
In virtue of the fine of 1347, as above [no. 663] he held the manors of Keevil and Knighton and half the manor of Bulkington.
671
Two writs to the treasurer and chamberlains of the Exchequer asking for the terms of the fines of the 21st and 28th year of Edward III under which he held premises in Sussex, Shropshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. 26 Oct. 1415.
Copies of the feet of fines, CP 25/1/287/43 no. 401, and 287/45, no. 505. (Calendared in Abstracts of feet of fines relating to Sussex, Edward II to Henry VII, ed. L.F. Salzmann, Sussex Rec. Soc. no. XXIII, 1916, nos.2063 and 2147; and Abstracts of feet of fines relating to Wiltshire in the reign of Edward III, ed. C.R. Elrington, Wilts. Rec. Soc. no. XXIX, 1974, nos.334 and 421).
C 138/23, no. 54
E 149/104, no. 3
E 152/464, no. 2


THOMAS DYSTER
672
Writ, plura. 8 Feb. 1417.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton castle 18 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 1 cottage, 2 crofts and 1 virgate in Plumpton, not mentioned in the earlier inquisition [CIPM XIX, no. 1015]. Of whom they are held and by what service is unknown, annual value 32s. William Harwedon has held since Thomas’s death and is answerable to the king for the profits. Helen Dyster is his sister and heir, aged 13 years and more.
673
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton castle 3 March 1419
Thomas, son and heir of John Dyster, died on 4 July 1403, holding in his demesne as of fee 1 cottage, 2 crofts and 20s. rent from 1 messuage and 1 virgate in Plumpton, with the reversion of the messuage and virgate after the deaths of Thomas Cherie and John Cherie who hold for life by the grant of John Dyster, the father, annual value of the cottage and crofts 12s. He also held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service 1 messuage and 1 virgate in Farthinghoe, annual value 13s.4d.
C 138/24, no. 56
E 149/108, no. 7


RICHARD AP YEVAN
674
Writ 20 Nov. 1416.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Southcott 10 Feb 1417
Isabel the late wife of Richard ap Yevan held in her demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 100 a. arable, 15 a. meadow and 4 a. pasture called ‘Freselles’ in Bledlow; 1 virgate of 30 a. in the same place which John Syward holds at farm; 1 messuage, 80 a. arable and 5 a. meadow in Princes Risborough; 30 a. arable and 4 a. wood in the same which William Petypas holds at farm; and 2 messuages, 160 a. and 2 a. in the same and in Aston Sandford called ‘Freselles’. So seised she married Richard and had issue Katharine who married John Oldecastell, knight. They had issue John Oldecastell. Katharine died and Isabel died holding the premises in her demesne as of fee. Then Richard held by the courtesy of England with reversion to John son of Katharine. So Richard died. The 100 a. etc. in Bledlow called ‘Freselles’ is held of the rector of Bledlow in socage by a yearly rent of 2s., annual value 2 marks; the virgate in Bledlow of Bernard Saunderdon in socage by a rent of 14d., annual value 1/2 mark; the messuage and 80 a. in Princes Risborough of the king of the honor of Wallingford in socage by a rent of 1d., annual value 20s.; the 30 a. etc. in Princes Risborough of the king of the same honor in socage, by a rent of 6d., annual value 1/2 mark; and the messuage etc. in the same place and in Aston Sandford called ‘Freselles’ of the king in socage of the same honor by a rent of 20s., annual value 20s. He died on 10 Sept. last. John Oldecastell, son of Katharine, his heir, is aged 20 years and more.
C 138/24, no. 57


JOHN DYNELAY
675
Writ to Chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, for John Dynelay of Downham, 10 April 1416.
Writ to the escheator in Lancashire, 15 April 1416.
LANCASHIRE. Inquisition. Ormskirk 26 April
John Dynelay of Downham held 2 parts of the manor of Downham and the reversion of the 3rd part which Alice widow of Richard de Dynelay, his father, holds in dower, in fee tail by the grant of Henry de Dounum, clerk, except for a rent of 38s.2d. and the reliefs and reversions of the tenants. The manor is held of the king of the Crown as a 4th part of a knight’s fee, annual value of the 2 parts 12 marks. Jointly with Margaret his wife, who survives him, he held 3 messuages, 100 a. arable, 20 a. meadow and 6s. rent in Clitheroe by the grant of John de Morlay. They are held of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. He died on 6 April last. Richard his son and heir is aged 15 years and more.


HENRY DYNELAY
676
Writs to the Chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster for Henry de Dynelay, 5 April 1416 and 14 Nov. 1417.
Writ of Richard II to John duke of Lancaster, 13 July 1390, and writ of John duke of Lancaster to the escheator, 7 Aug. 1390.
LANCASHIRE. Inquisition. Lancaster 9 Aug 1390
Henry de Dynelay held 2 parts of the manor of Downham in fee tail of the king in chief by knight service, by the grant of the whole manor by charter of Henry late duke of Lancaster, earl of Derby, Lincoln and Leicester, and steward of England, to John de Dynelay and the heirs of his body. John died seised of it, and it descended to Richard de Dynelay who married Alice Kighlay. They had issue Henry, Margaret now the wife of William de Popelay, Elizabeth now the wife of Henry Lascy and Isabel now the wife of William Parkyn. Alice died and Richard married Alice daughter of William Frank of … Joan daughter surviving … Richard died seised of it and Henry succeeded as son and heir … 2 parts of all the lands and tenements formerly of Henry de Dounton, clerk … fee tail by grant of Henry de Dounton … [The remainder is almost all illegible].
677
Commision to Richard de Hoghton, knight, Ralph de Prestwych and James del Holte. 6 April 1416.
Henry duke of Lancaster held the manor of Downham in his demesne as of fee of Edward III in chief of the Crown as a 4th part of a knight’s fee and by 38s.2d. yearly rent. He granted it to John Dynelay and the heirs of his body. It descended to Richard his son and from him to Henry his son, who died holding it of Richard II, annual value £20. He died on 10 Jan. 1385. Margaret wife of Richard Radeclif is the daughter and next heir of Henry. John Parker of Foulridge has taken the profits since his death, title unknown.
678
Writ to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, asking for details of the inquisitions. 26 Nov. 1416.
Writ, for Henry de Dynelay. 24 June 1417.
LANCASHIRE. Inquisition. Ormskirk 20 April 1416
Henry de Dynelay held the manor of Downham of Richard II of the Crown by knight service. He married Alice daughter of John de Mallen. After his death Alice had a daughter Margaret on 8 Aug. 1384, whose wardship with the manor belonged to Richard II, annual value £15. On his death John Parker of Foulridge intruded, occupied it and took the profits for 6 years. Then John Dynelay entered and took the profits until 13 April 1416, title unknown. Margaret is aged 30 years and more.
679
Writs 24 March and 12 July 1417.
The assize came to determine whether John le Boold, William Daweson and Richard Alayn of Downham unjustly disseised Margaret daughter of Henry Dynelay of her free tenement in Downham after the crossing etc., and that she was disseised of 40 a. They did not come but Adam Rous answered for them as their bailiff that they did not disseise her, and put them on the assize. For Margaret it was said that Henry duke of Lancaster once held the manor of Downham, of which the 40 a. are parcel, in his demesne as of fee, and by his charter shown, and dated at Preston on 22 Sept. in the 4th year of his dukedom [1354?] gave it to John Dynelay to hold to him and the heirs of his body, with all profits, rents of free tenants, 38s.2d. and reliefs excepted, which 40 a. were parcel of the manor. Also Edward III by his charter shown to the jurors, and dated 30 Oct. 1344 [recte, 1357, CPR 1354–8, p.626] pardoned John de Dynelay for acquiring the manor of Downham in the duchy of Lancaster from duke Henry. He held the 40 a. and died. They descended to Richard his son and heir, and so to Henry his son and heir, and then to Margaret as his daughter and heir. John de Boold, William and Richard disseised her.
Writ to Chancellor in Lancaster. Waltham. 27 June 1417.
Another copy of ple a.
C 138/24, no. 58


JOHN LANHERGY
680
Writ for proof of age. 26 July 1416.
CORNWALL. Proof of age. Bodmin 5(?) Oct 1416
The jurors say that he was born at Bodmin and baptised in the church of St. Petrock on 8 Feb. 1391, and is therefore aged 21 years and more. John Polmorva, aged 44 years and more, knows this because he had a daughter, Lucy, baptised in that church on that day. Stephen Bodulgat, 46 and more, was one of the godfathers. Roland Roche, 48 and more, was the other godfather. Thomas Tregorna, 43 and more, saw John Forset, chaplain, baptise John. John Tregasowe, 47 and more, carried John to the church. John Jope, 45 and more, was sent that day to Lostwithiel to announce the birth to John the father. Thomas Weryng, 43 and more … married Maud daughter of Roger Moyll in that church on that day. John Collan, 49 and more … met John being carried to the church. James Saus, 43 and more … Joan the mother … met a messenger of John Chenduyt and asked for news … John Josep … Andrew Borlas, 45 and more, met John going from the church … gave 40d.. William Savage, 48 and more, was parish clerk and was present at the baptism. [Parts illegible].
C 138/24, no. 60


AGNES WIDOW OF ROBERT HIBBURNE
681
Writ to assign dower. 20 Nov. 1416 [CCR 1413–6, p.323].
Assigned a 3rd part of: 1/2 husbandland in Newton by the Sea in the tenure of Richard Howyk; 13 a. of demesne land and 1 a. meadow beyond … wife of Edward Welle in Hebburn; all of Robert’s holdings in Hebburn now in the tenure of John Fox; 3 husbandlands there called ‘Freland’, now held by Thomas Lylleburn; a waste mill in the same place; … husbandlands in Earle, Callerton and East Ditchburn; … a waste mill there; 1 burgage in Alnwick; … a tenement and 6 a. in Ellington, as dower … in accordance with the extent made by John Bertram, late escheator. [Partly illegible].
C 138/24, no. 64


WILLIAM SYBYLE
682
ex officio
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief 40 a. in Great Wilbraham formerly belonging to a toft called ‘Dennysyerde’, and the 40 a. remain in the king’s hands owing to the outlawry of John his father, annual value 20s. He died on 20 Sept. 1415. John his son is aged 14 years and more.
C 138/24, no. 65


JOHN SCATFORD
683
DEVON. Inquisition. Barnstaple 5 Oct 1415
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 2 dovecots, 3 gardens, 1 furlong, 10 a. meadow, 10 a. wood and 10 a. furze in Tawstock, and 1 messuage and 1 furlong in Yarnscombe, of Fulk Fitzwaryn, who is under age in the king’s ward; in Tawstock by knight service and a rent of 20s. and 1 lb. pepper, and in Yarnscombe by knight service, annual values 2 marks and 6s.8d., at which rates they are farmed. He died on 10 March 1411. Thomas his son and heir, aged 10 years and more, is married to Agnes daughter of Walter Milemite. Since his death Walter Milemite and Joan his wife have taken the profits.
C 138/24, no. 66


JOHN GREYNDORE, KNIGHT
684
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Mitcheldean 16 Nov 1416
He held in his demesne as of fee: Abenhall, the manor and advowson, and Mitcheldean, half the manor and the advowson at the 3rd presentation, of John duke of Bedford of his castle of St. Briavels in the forest of Dean as a 4th part of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s. Chepstow in the March, 1 burgage, formerly of John Lassels, of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value 3s.4d. English Bicknor, 1 messuage, 6 a. arable, 4 a. meadow, of Edmund lord Ferrers by suit of court there, annual value 3s.4d. Newland in the forest of Dean, 1 messuage, 3 carucates, 8 a. meadow, 12 a. wood called Noxon, of the abbot of Flaxley, service unknown, annual value 20s., and 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 2 a. meadow and 2 a. wood, of John duke of Bedford of the castle of [St. Briavels] by suit of court there. St. Briavels, 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 3 a. meadow, 3 a. wood called Harthill by a rose at Midsummer. Awre, 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 3 a. meadow and 3 a. wood, of the earl of Ormond by the rent of a rose at Midsummer, annual value 20s. He died on 11 Sept. 1416. Robert his son is aged 30 years and more.
E 149/107, no. 10


WILLIAM BULNEYS
685
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Cotton Mills 25 July 1416
He held 1 messuage in Newland in Northampton in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief in burgage, annual value 5s. He died on 2 Oct. 1394. Richard Steynesworth of Northampton, woolman, held it until Michaelmas 1395, and since then John Loudeham of Northampton, titles unknown.
E 149/108, no. 6


WILLIAM SKYVYNGTON
686
ex officio
He held the manor of Cossall in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 53s.4d. He died on 9 Sept. 1415. Humphrey his son is aged 12 years and more, and is in the wardship of Thomas Rempston, knight, who has taken the profits since William’s death.
E 149/108, no. 11


THOMAS REYNES, ESQUIRE
687
Writ 14 June 1417.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Warminster 18 June
He held nothing in Wiltshire. He died on 23 Dec. (after St. Thomas) last. John his son is aged 12 years and more.
688
Writ 5 Sept. 1417.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Newport Pagnell 25 Sept
He held nothing in Buckinghamshire. He died on 16 Dec. (before St. Thomas) 1416. Heir as above.
C 138/25, no. 1


JAMES DE HARYNGTON, KNIGHT
689
Writ 2 Feb. 1418.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Carlisle 2 April
He held a 3rd part of: Bothel, the manor, of Henry earl of Northumberland of his manor of Papcastle by a rent of 3s., payable on 15 Aug., annual value 40s. Bowness, the manor with the hamlets of Drumbough, Fingland and Easton, of Thomas de Dacre of his manor of Burgh by Sands by a cornage rent of 11d., annual value nil owing to destruction by the Scots. Beaumont, the manor, of Lord Dacre of the same manor by a cornage rent of 1d., payable on 15 Aug., annual value 30s. Brunstock, the vill, of Lord Dacre of his manor of Rockliffe, annual value nil owing to destruction by the Scots. He died on 26 Aug. last. Richard his son and heir is aged 15 years.
C 138/25, no. 2


RICHARD ARCHES, KNIGHT
690
Writ 4 Oct. 1417.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 10 Nov
He held nothing in Buckinghamshire. He died on 5 Sept. John his son and heir is aged 7 years and more.
C 138/25, no. 3


JAMES DURBURGH
691
Writ 5 Nov. 1416.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Gloucester 12 June 1417
He held certain lands and tenements in Magor in the March constituting the manor of Magor in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10. He died on 4 Sept. last. John his son and heir is aged 19 years and more.
C 138/25, no. 5
E 152/475


JOHN FITZWARYN
692
Writ 16 Dec. 1417.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 5 April 1418
He held the manor of Spitchwick in his demesne as of fee of Robert Ponnyngys, knight, of his manor of Stogursey in Somerset by knight service, annual value 10 marks. He died on 3 Oct. last. Fulk Fitzwaryn son of Fulk, son of Fulk his brother, is next heir, aged 14 years and more in the king’s ward.
C 138/25, no. 7


RICHARD BERNERS
693
Writ 8 Oct. 1417.
SURREY. Inquisition. Leatherhead 24 Oct
He held 18s. rent in West Horsley, payable by equal parts at the 4 terms in his demesne as of fee of Henry IV of Windsor castle by knight service. He died on 6 Aug. 1412. Margery his daughter and next heir is aged 7 years and more. Thomas de Leukenore, knight, and Philippa his wife, formerly Richard’s wife, have held it since his death, and are answerable to the king for the profits.
694
Writ 6 Dec. 1417.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Islington 4 March 1418
He held the manor of Barnsbury in Islington in his demesne as of fee of Richard bishop of London as a 4th part of a knight’s fee, annual value £12. He died on 6 Aug. 1412. Margery his daughter and next heir was aged 7 years on 24 Oct. last. Thomas Lewkenore, knight, and Philippa his wife, formerly Richard’s wife, hold a 3rd part in dower, and still take the profits. Richard bishop of London holds 2 parts and takes the profits.
Writ for Norfolk and Suffolk. 2 Dec. 1417. No inquisition.
C 138/25, no. 8
E 149/111, no. 13


JOAN WIDOW OF JOHN SPYCER
695
Writ 18 March 1417.
KENT. Inquisition. Billeric a 22 April
She held half the manor of Street in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee by a rent of 10s. for the ward of Dover castle. There are: the site, annual value nil, 4 a. pasture at 8d., 110 a., 3 roods of arable and pasture at 8d., assize rents 13s.4d. payable by equal parts at the 4 terms, fee farm 16s., and perquisites of courts nil beyond the fees of the officers. She also held 82 a. arable and 1 1/2 a. wood there in gavelkind, of various lords: the archbishop of Canterbury of his manor of Lyminge, John Fawkener of the court of Hurst, Henry Horne of the court of Knowle, Thomas Grovehurst of the court of Sellindge and Robert Knyvet of the court of Newington, amounts and services unknown. John son of John Spycer of Canterbury is her heir for the half manor. John and Robert his brother are heirs in gavelkind, ages 21 years and more and 18 years and more.
C 138/25, no. 9
E 149/110, no. 1


WILLIAM PAULYN OF HUNMANBY
696
Writ 1 April 1417
YORK. Inquisition. Scarborough 14 April
He held in his demesne as of fee: Hunmanby, 2 messuages, 4 1/2 tofts, 11 1/4 bovates, and 4 1/2 bovates in Fowthorpe in Hunmanby, of the king in chief as a 4th part of a knight’s fee and by 14 1/2. rent to the king’s wapentake at Candlemas, annual values, the tofts 12s., the bovates 45s. Cayton, 1 messuage, 1 toft with croft and 1/2 bovate, of Thomas de St. Quintin by a rent of 5d., annual value 2s. Killerby, 1 bovate of William Kylwardby by a 1d. rent, annual value 20d. Hunmanby, 1 croft of Henry Percy of Atholl, knight, by knight service and 6d. rent, annual value 6d. He died on 2 Feb. 1417. Thomas his son is aged 29 years and more.
C 138/25, no. 10


ALICE WIDOW OF RICHARD TORELL
697
Writ 5 Sept. 1417
ESSEX. Inquisition. Brentwood 16 Sept
She held in dower a 3rd part of ‘Thornless’ manor in Thurrock of the king in chief by the petty serjeanty of napery at the coronation, annual value of the 3rd part 4 marks. The reversion is to Thomas son and heir of Richard, a minor in the king’s ward. She died on 23 Feb. 1415. Thomas the son and heir was 20 years of age on 21 Sept last. Reynold Haldenby, John Bray and their executors have held the 3rd part since her death, title unknown.
C 138/25, no. 11
E 152/474, no 2


THOMAS SKIPWITH, KNIGHT
698
Writ 8 Feb. 1418.
YORK. Inquisition. Howden 14 March
He held in his demesne as of fee the manor and vill of Skipwith in Skipwith and Menthorpe, 2 parts of Thomas Langeley, bishop of Durham by knight service, annual value £10; and the 3rd part called ‘Wakesfee’ of the heir of the earl of Kent by knight service, annual value 100s. He died on 1 Dec. last. William his son and heir is aged 22 weeks and more.
699
Writ 8 Feb. 1418.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Louth 9 June
He held the manor of South Ormsby jointly with Margaret his wife, who survives, to them and the heirs of their bodies by the grant of Thomas de Enderby and Richard Travers of Harby, of Lord Grey of Codnor, service unknown, annual value £10. William his son and heir is aged 34 weeks on this day.
C 138/25, no. 12
E 149/110, no. 7


ANTHONY DE BESTON
700
Writ 15 March 1418.
YORK. Inquisition. Wakefield 29 March
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 tenement and 2 bovates of arable and meadow in Snaith by Carlton of the king in socage of the duchy of Lancaster of the honor of Pontefract by a rent of 3s.4d. at Pontefract castle, annual value 13s.4d. Ralph de Beston his father by charter dated at Beeston on 31 March 1410 granted to William de Haryngton and Richard Goldesburgh, knights, Thomas Goldesburgh, Gilbert de Legh of Middleton, Brian de Beston and Miles de Beston, all his lands in Beeston, Cottingley, Churwell, Morley and Ardsley, to them and their heirs and assigns, and they still hold them. He died on 4 Oct. 1417. Thomas de Beston, vicar of Wharram Percy, is his brother and next heir, aged 40 years and more.
C 138/25, no. 13


GEORGE SALVAN
701
Writ 11 Feb. 1418.
YORK. Inquisition. Pocklington 19 March
In right of Elizabeth his wife he held until her death on 4 Oct. 1416, and since then by the courtesy of England because they had issue: Atwick, Kilnwick on the Wolds, and Applegarth, a 3rd part of a 3rd part of the manors. Hunmanby, a 3rd part of 9 messuages and 15 1/2 bovates. Bransholme, Sutton in Holderness, half of a 3rd part of 2 parts of the castle and manors with appurtenances in Sutton, Bransholme, Stoneferry, Rowlston, Hornsea with Burton, Coniston and North Frodingham and the 6 advowsons of the chantry of 6 chaplains in Sutton. The 3rd part of Kilnwick and Applegarth and premises in Hunmanby are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 6s.8d; the 3rd part of the 3rd part of Atwick manor of Lord de Roos of his manor of Roos, service unknown, annual value 40s.; and the remainder of Thomas, duke of Clarence, of his manor of Burstwick, service unknown, annual value 100s. He died on 26 Jan. last. John son and heir of both George and Elizabeth was aged 10 years and more at his death.
C 138/25, no. 14
E 149/110, no. 6


CHRISTINA WIDOW OF JOHN WENDOUT
702
Writ 30 Nov. 1417.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 18 March 1418
She held in dower of the inheritance of Thomas de Hibburn, kinsman and heir of John Wendout, a 3rd part of half the manor of Newton by the Sea, annual value 20s., and a 3rd part of the manor of Hebburn, annual value 13s.4d. and no more owing to destruction by the Scots. Both are held of the king in chief of the crown as a 4th part of a knight’s fee. She died on 22 Feb. 1417. Thomas Hibburn, son of Robert, son of Isabel, sister of John Wendout is John’s heir, aged 28 years and more.
C 138/25, no. 15


ALAN STRANGE, ESQUIRE
703
Writ 12 Feb. 1418.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham 3 March
He held 2s. yearly rent from 1 messuage and 1 carucate held by John Herdewyk in Westbury of the king in chief of the honor of Wallingford by knight service. He died on 20 Dec. last. Alice his daughter and heir is aged 12 years and more.
704
Writ 12 Feb. 1418.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Warwick 16 March
He held the manor of Walton Dervyle extending in Walton Mauduit, Wellesbourne Hastings and Wellesbourne Mountford in his demesne as of fee, and by his charter dated 29 April last granted it to Master William Mountfort, clerk, Thomas Aylesbury, knight, John vicar of Wellesbourne Hastings, John Langston and Hugh Dalby and their heirs, on condition that if he, Alan, died beyond the sea, they should pay his debts and those of Margaret Strange his mother from the issues, and afterwards the debts cleared, enfeoff Alice his daughter, now aged 12 years and more, to herself and her heirs. The manor is held of the earl of Warwick by knight service, annual value £20. He died overseas in the king’s army on 20 Dec. last.
C 138/25, no. 16
E 149/111, no. 15


RICHARD DE FULSHAM
705
Writ 8 Aug. 1417.
KENT. Inquisition. Rochester 29 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee in chief of Richard II the manor of Great Delce, as a 4th part of a knight’s fee, and 1 carucate in Chatham of the castle of Leeds by fealty and rents of 22d. and a pair of gilt spurs, annual values, the manor £8, the carucate 40s. He died on 12 Oct. 1388. John Croydoun of London is his kinsman and heir, being the son of Thomas, son of Agnes, sister of Benet, father of Richard. William Venour senior entered the premises immediately after the death of Richard and held them for 6 years, title unknown. Then William his son entered and held for 12 years until he enfeoffed Drogo Barentyn, William Pynch and John Clyfton, parson of Leybourne and others, in fee simple. They have held since.
C 138/25, no. 17
E 149/110, no. 12


WALTER TAILBOYS, KNIGHT
706
Writ 18 Sept. 1417.
YORK. Inquisition. Selby 2 Nov
Jointly with Margaret his wife who survives him he held the manor and advowson of Newton Kyme by the grant of William Chauncy, vicar there, William Tailboys and Thomas de Lincoln, chaplain to them, the heirs of their bodies and his right heirs, by charter shown to the jurors. It is held of John de Stapelton, service unknown, annual value £20. He died on 20 Sept. Walter his son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
707
Writ 18 Sept. 1417.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Wragby 28 Sept
He held the manor of Sotby in his demesne as of fee. There are: 1 dovecot, annual value 2s.6d., 1 grange, 1 byre, 1 barton, annual value with rest of site, nil, 1 carucate in demesne 26s.8d., 42 a. meadow at 4d., rent from free tenants 20s., from unfree tenants £12 10s.3d. at Martinmas, Candlemas, Whitsun and Lammas, boon works of tenants, winter and Lent 3s.4d., autumn 6s.8d., pleas and perquisites of court 6s.8d. beyond fees of the steward. It is held of the king in chief as 1 knight’s fee. Date of death and heir as above.
C 138/25, no. 18
E 149/111, no. 17


ROBERT MARSSHALL
708
Writ 5 Sept. 1417.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Bishop’s Stortford 12 Sept
He held to himself and the heirs male of his body a manor in Standon called ‘Bertrammes’ by the grant of Robert Marsshall his father, with remainder to Roger Marsshall [his kinsman?] and his heirs. It is held of the king in socage by fealty and a yearly rent of 8d., annual value 5 marks. He died on 6 Jan. 1403 without heirs male. The manor should descend to Thomas Torell as heir of Roger Marsshall, being the son of Richard, son of Elizabeth, sister of Roger. Robert Lytton, knight, Robert’s executor has held and taken the profits, title unknown. Thomas Torell was aged 20 years on 21 Sept. last. His next heir is unknown.
C 138/25, no. 19
E 152/474, no. 3


CHRISTINA SPILMAN
709
Writ 14 Feb. 1415.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Amesbury 25 Sept 1417
Owing to the idiocy of Christina Spilman alias Spileman 1 messuage with curtilage, 6. a. arable and 1 a. meadow in West Wellow were taken into the hands of Edward III and remain in the present king’s hands. They are held of the earl of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 40d. She died on 29 Sept. 1413. Isabel wife of William Edryche and Maud Hakepanne are her heirs; Isabel being the daughter of Joan, daughter of Henry, brother of Maud, mother of Christina, and Maud Hakepanne, the daughter of Joan, daughter of Henry, aged 30 years and more and 16 years and more.
C 138/25, no. 20


WILLIAM BOYVYLE
710
Writ 16 Oct. 1417.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 22 Nov
He held the manor of Skerraton in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief in free socage rendering 3s. yearly at Exeter castle and 3 barbed arrows when the king hunts in Dartmoor forest, annual value 42s.; and also in his demesne as of fee the manor of West Ogwell, half the manor with the advowson of Joan widow of John de la Pomeray, knight, of her manor of Berry Pomeroy, and the other half of John Herle, knight, of his manor of Head Barton, service unknown, annual value together 100s. He died on 4 Oct. last, John, senior, his son and next heir is aged 40 years and more.
711
Writ 16 Oct. 1417.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter … Oct (after St Luke) 1417
Jurors and findings as last.
C 138/25, no. 21
E 149/110, no. 1


THOMAS FOULESHURST
712
Writ 1 May 1417.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Much Wenlock 21 June
Owing to the death of Thomas Fouleshurst the father and the minority of Thomas Fouleshurst the son, 2 parts of the manors of Pickthorn and Cressage came into the king’s hands and so remain. Pickthorn is held of the king in chief by a rent of 16d. payable by the sheriff, annual value 40s. and Cressage of Edmund earl of March by rent of a rose, annual value £20. Thomas the son died on 2 Sept. last. John Fouleshurst his next heir is aged 3 years and more.
713
Writ 1 May 1417.
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Weobley 28 June
Thomas the son of Thomas Fouleshurst held 2 parts of the manors and vills of Weston and Bredwardine and the reversion of the 3rd parts, which Katherine widow of John Baskervyle holds in dower, in his demesne as of fee of Edmund earl of March by a rent of 16d., annual value 20 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
C 138/25, no. 22
E 152/472, no. 2, 477


WILLIAM SPROXTON, ESQUIRE
714
Writ 22 July 1417.
YORK. Inquisition. Helmsley 23 Sept
He held the manor of Sproxton in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief by the grant of Simon de Sproxton, made by licence of Edward II [CPR 1317–21, p.594], to Robert son of William father of William, and Christina his wife, daughter of Nicholas Meignill, and the heirs of their bodies. It is held by homage and fealty as a 4th part of a knight’s fee and by a rent of 13s.4d., annual value £10 13s.4d. He died on 7 July last. Joan wife of Nicholas Cley is his daughter and heir, aged 30 years and more.
C 138/25, no. 23
E 149/110, no. 4


JOHN RAGHTON
715
Writ 8 June 1417.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. St Neots 25 June
Owing to the minority of John son of Oliver de Raghton, son of Eleanor wife of John Broun of Wrestlingworth, half the manor called Monks Hardwick, which Eleanor held in her demesne as of fee, came into the hands of Henry IV and remains in the present king’s hands. It is held of the king in chief as a 20th part of a knight’s fee, annual value 5 marks. John Raghton died, aged 18 years, on 10 Sept, 1410. Katherine wife of John Asplion is his kinswoman and heir being the sister of Oliver his father, aged 40 years and more.
716
Writ 8 June 1417.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Biggleswade 21 June
John Raghton held 2 parts of the manor of Wrestlingworth of the king of the manor of Sutton, parcel of the duchy of Lancaster, by a rent of 8s.10d. payable at Sutton, annual value 5 marks; and 1 messuage and 140 a. in Wrestlingworth called ‘Shellelond’ of John Cokeyn in chief by a rent of a needle and thread for all services, annual value 40s. Eleanor held them in her demesne as of fee, and they came into the king’s hands as above, annual value 40s.
717
Writ 8 June 1417.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Carlisle 7 July
Owing to the minority of John Raghton the following, held by Eleanor Broun of Wrestlingworth, whose heir he was, came into the king’s hands: Gamelsby, 9 messuages, 75 a. and half a watermill, held of the king in chief as a 20th part of a knight’s fee and by a cornage rent of 7s., annual value 40s. Crofton, 1 messuage and 18 a., of Robert de Bryscowe, service unknown, annual value 11d. Thornby, 1 messuage and 18 a., of John de Raghton, service unknown, annual value 11d. Blencogo, 1 messuage and 20 a., of Richard Redeman, knight, by fealty and 4d. cornage rent, annual value 3s.4d. Bromfield, 2 messuages and 20 a., of Robert Crakenthorp by 14d. cornage rent, annual value 13s.4d. Crookdake, 2 messuages and 18 a., of the same Robert by 1/2 rent, annual value 6s.8d. Caldbeck, 7 a. of Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland, service unknown, annual value 2s. Castle Sowerby, 2 messuages and 20 a. of the same Henry, service unknown, annual value 2s. ‘Neweland’, 1 messuage and 20 a. of the king in socage by a rent of 9s. at the exchequer of Carlisle, annual value beyond that 18d. Langholme, 9 messuages, 25 a. and 1 watermill of the king in socage by 10s. rent, annual value 26s.8d. Blaithwaite, 1 purpresture so-called, of the king in socage by a rent of 15s. payable at the exchequer of Carlisle, annual value nil. Date of death and heir as above.
C 138/26, no. 24
E 149/109, no. 1


ELEANOR WIDOW OF JOHN BROUN
718
Writ 8 June 1417.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. St Ives 25 June
She held half the manor of Little Paxton called ‘Meynesmaner’ in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief as a 20th part of a knight’s fee, annual value 5 marks. She died on 11 June 1408. Katherine Asplion her daughter and heir is aged 40 years and more. Ralph earl of Westmorland has held it since her death, title unknown.
C 138/26, no 25
E 149/109, no 1


ISABEL WIFE OF WILLIAM SCOT
719
Writ 18 Sept. 1417.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southward 16 Oct
She held in fee tail part of a tenement in Peckham and Camberwell called Briddinghurst comprising 20 a. arable at 6d., 60 a. pasture enclosed with hedgerows (heggerawes) at 2d., 24 a. meadow, 20d., and 20s. assize rent payable at the 4 terms, held of the king in chief of the castle of Dover by the service of providing a guard for 32 weeks yearly. She also held in fee tail in Camberwell, half the site of the manor with the houses on it, and half the garden, annual value nil, 91 a. arable at 4d., 20 a. meadow at 3s., 31 a. pasture at 1d., 34 a. waste underwood, 2s., and 26s.8d. in assize rents payable at the 4 terms. The manor is held of Anne, countess of Stafford, of her dower of the earl of Stafford, by a rent of a pair of gilt spurs, price 6d. She died on 18 Sept. William her son is aged 7 years.
C 138/26, no. 26
E 152/478


BRIAN DE STAPILTON, KNIGHT
720
Writ 26 Oct. 1417.
WESTMORLAND. Inquisition. Appleby 28 Feb 1418
He held the manor of Kentmere in Kendal of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £16 6s.8d. He died on 13 Oct. last. Brian his son and heir was aged 5 years and more on 12 Nov. last.
721
Writ 26 Oct. 1417.
He held to himself and his heirs male 6 messuages and 6 bovates in Baumber by the grant of William de Montagu, earl of Salisbury, to Brian de Stapilton, knight, his grandfather, by his charter in French, shown to the jurors and quoted here in full, dated at his manor of Cassington on 29 Aug. 1356. They are held of the lord of Bellomonte, service unknown, annual value £4. He died on 13 Oct. last, Brian his son and heir is aged 5 years and more.
722
Writ 26 Oct. 1417.
YORK. Inquisition. Selby 14 Jan 1418
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service: Carleton by Snaith, the manor, annual value £20. Camblesforth. 1 messuage and 60 a., called ‘Boyntonland’, annual value 50s.; and 26 a. called ‘Snaythland’ annual value 22s. Carleton, 20 a. arable and 24 a. meadow, called ‘Boyntonlan’, annual value £3; and 10 a. meadow called ‘Snaythland’ annual value 20s. He also held in his demesne as of fee: Quarmby, the manor, of the duke of York of the manor of Wakefield, service unknown, annual value £4. Walkingham, the manor, of the king of Knaresborough castle, parcel of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Farlington, a 3rd part of the manor, of Ralph Nevell, earl of Westmorland of the castle of Sheriff Hutton, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
C 138/26, no. 27
E 149/109, no 5


THOMAS HARCOURT, SENIOR, KNIGHT
723
Writ 14 April 1417.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Market Bosworth 3 May
He held in his demesne as of fee of William de Ferrers of Groby, services unknown: the manor called ‘Harcourtsmaner’ in Gilmorton, annual value 14s.; 1 messuage and 2 carucates in Stretton, annual value 20s.; a 16th part of a knight’s fee in Market Bosworth, annual value 6d.; and a yearly rent of 1d. from 8 virgates in North Kilworth of the abbey of Sulby. He died on 12 April. Thomas junior, knight, his son and heir, is aged 40 years and more.
724
Writ 14 April 1417.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Eccleshall 7 May
He held the manor of Ellenhall in his demesne as of fee of John bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, service unknown, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
725
Writ 14 April 1417.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Eynsham 6 May
He held the manor of Stanton Harcourt in his demesne as of fee by a fine of 1330 made with royal licence [CP 25/1/189/17, no. 56 CPR 1327–30, p.539] between William de Harcourt and Joan his wife, and Nicholas de Harcourt, parson of Sheepy, by which Nicholas granted it back to William and Joan, the heirs male of their bodies and his right heirs. They held and had issue Thomas who held it to himself and his heirs male of the king in chief, as half a knight’s fee, and by the service of cutting underwood in Woodstock park to support the deer there when the ground is covered with snow for 3 days at a time between Michaelmas and Lady Day, and reaping the king’s meadow called ‘Stauntonmede’ there. [Cf. CIPM XII, no. 360].
C 138/26 no. 28
E 149/111, no. 10