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JOHN DABRYCHECOURT, KNIGHT
726
Writ 29 Sept. 1417.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Shinfield 17 Nov 1417
He held 10 a. arable in Stratfield Mortimer called ‘Wykyngesfeld’ and other lands and tenements there called ‘Southwodelond’ jointly with Joan his wife who survives him, by the gift of William Lynde, Eustace Dabryggecourt, William Rous and William Alisaundre to them and their heirs by their charter shown to the jurors. The 10 a. are held of the earl of March of his manor of Stratfield Mortimer by fealty, annual value 6s.8d. ‘Southwodelond’ is not held of the king in chief, but of whom is unknown, annual value 20s. He also held 12 tenements in Beech Hill of the earl of March of the manor of Stratfield Saye in Hampshire, which is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value of the tenements 6 marks. He died on 18 August last. John his son and heir is aged 11 years and more.
727
Writ 8 Nov. 1417
He held in his demesne in fee tail to himself and Joan his wife, daughter of Roger Lynde, 1 tenement of 2 mansions in St. Margaret Pattens parish in Billingsgate ward, annual value 33s.4d.; 1 tenement with 2 shops and 4 mansions adjacent, to the east in Tower Street ward and parish, annual value 66s.8d., and 1 tenement with shop to the south in St. Dunstan in the East parish in Tower Street ward, annual value 26s.8d. All are held of the king in burgage as is all London. Date of death and heir as above.
728
Writ 29 Sept. 1417.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury 22 Nov
Jointly with Joan his wife he held 1 messuage, 1 croft, 5 a. arable and other lands and tenements called ‘Yongesland’ in Great Sheepbridge by the gift of William Lynde and others, as above [no. 726]. They are not held of the king, but of whom is unknown, annual value 30s. Date of death and heir as above.
729
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 17 Nov 1417
He held various lands in Stratfield Saye formerly of John Rynon, certain lands and tenements called ‘Fayrelond’, others called ‘Burbacheslond’, and others … 1 cottage called ‘Crouchehouse’ with garden and adjacent croft, 1 cottage with curtilage formerly of Edmund Smyth next ‘Fayreok’, and 1 which John Bradeford formerly held, and 1 field called ‘Inhome’ by ‘Berefeldhache’, also 3 crofts … between the lane from ‘Staneford’ to the heath on one side and ‘Yongeslonde’ on the other, 1 house with appurtenances called ‘Ochynhouse’ with garden … croft called ‘Herewardescroft’, 2 cottages and 1/2 virgate in Heckfield, and a yearly rent of 40s. in Bramley from land and mill in ‘Watesford’, all of which he held jointly with Joan his wife by the grant of William Lynde and others as above [no. 726] to them and the heirs of their bodies by their indented charter shown to the jurors, annual value together 20 marks, all held of others than the king, but of whom is unknown. He held the manor and advowson of Stratfield Saye in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as 1 knight’s fee. There are: the site and garden, annual value nil; 2 watermills, 1 40s., the other nil because ruinous; 1 fulling mill also ruinous; 1 dovecot 40d.; 144 a. arable 35s.; 30 a. meadow, 50s.; a park with pasture worth 20s., pastures called ‘Westlond’, ‘Haywode’ and ‘Wyot’ 40s.; 200 a. wood nil; assize rents at the 4 terms … He also held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief 1 assart croft by a rent of 2s.3d., and of others than the king 3 messuages in Southampton, annual value 30s., 1 watermill called ‘Lynleyhithe’ 60s., and other lands in Bramley 2s., as 1 knight’s fee. Date of death and heir as above.
C 138/26, no. 29
E 149/111, no. 9
E 152/480


OLIVER DE PUNCHARDON
730
Writ 8 Dec. 1417.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Fordingbridge 22 Jan 1418
He held the manor of Ellingham in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as a 3rd part of a knight’s fee. There are: 1 capital messuage with garden, annual value nil; 1 dovecot 40d.; 119 a. arable at 3d. and no more because in the common fields; 32 a. meadow 32s.; 4 a. pasture 2s.; 6 a. underwood nil, because harvested in the past year; pasture there 8d.; assize rents 62s.4d and 1 lb. pepper price 16d. He formerly held the manor of Faccombe in his demesne as of fee and granted it, except for 1 acre, by licence of Henry IV [CPR 1405–8, p.415] to William Wyburne, vicar of Ellingham and Thomas Belage. They regranted it to him for life with successive remainders to John his son and Margery, John’s wife, the heirs of John’s body, William Anketill and Elizabeth his wife, John’s sister, the heirs of her body and the heirs of Oliver. Faccombe manor is held of the king in chief. There are: 1 messuage with garden, annual value nil; 62 a. arable in the common fields at 4d.; 52 a. fallow at 2d.; 100 a. wood nil; and assize rents of 112s.4d. He also held the 1 a., parcel of the manor, of the king in chief as a 5th part of a knight’s fee, annual value 4d. He also held 1 toft and 12 a. arable in Harbridge of the earl of March by a rent of 2s.6d., annual value 3s.; 2 1/2 a. meadow of the same by 2 1/2d. rent and 1 a. meadow of the same by a rent of a rose at Midsummer, annual value of 3 a., 3s.6d. He died on 2 Dec. last. John his son and heir is aged 40 years and more.
C 138/26, no. 30


BERTRAM MONBOUCHER, ESQUIRE
731
Writ 14 Oct. 1414.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Newark 25 Oct
He held the manor of Sutton upon Trent called ‘Bertram Monboucher’ in his demesne as of fee of the honor of Richmond, service unknown, annual value 5s.8d. and no more because burdened with a rent of 10 marks payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Michaelmas to Isabel daughter of Bertram Monboucher, knight, now wife of Robert Harebotell, for life by the grant of Bertram Monboucher, knight, the father of Bertram, by his deed dated at Sutton on 20 Dec. 1386; and 5 marks rent payable to Elizabeth widow of Bertram Monboucher, now the wife of Roger Fulthorp, for her life. He died on 29 Jan. 1414. Bertram his son and heir is aged half a year and more.
732
Writ 5 Nov. 1416.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Tuxford 9 Nov
He held the manor called ‘Bertram Monboucher’ in Sutton upon Trent in his demesne as of fee. It was taken into the hands of Henry IV owing to the minority. A 3rd part was assigned to Elizabeth his widow in dower and 2 parts remain in the present king’s hands. It is held of Ralph earl of Westmorland of the honor of Richmond and not of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value of 2 parts, 10 marks. He died on 6 Feb. 1414. Bertram his son and heir is aged 4 1/2 years.
733
Writ 15 Nov. 1417.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 21 Dec 1418
Owing to his death and the minority of his son two parts of the following were taken into the king’s hands: Heaton by Cramlington, the manor. Stickley, half the vill. Hartford, the vill. Cowpen, 3 husbandlands. Bebside, 3 husbandlands, all held of the barony of Whalton in socage, annual value 20 marks. Cramlington, 2 husbandlands. Jesmond, a 4th part of the manor, in the king’s hands, held of the king as 1 knight’s fee, annual value 20s. Weldon, 4 husbandlands, held of Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland of the barony of Vescy in socage, annual value 20s. Embleton, 2 husbandlands, held of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, annual value 20s. Elswick, 3 husbandlands in the king’s hands, of the prior of Tynemouth in socage, annual value 13s.4d. Thirston, 2 parts … husbandlands … held of Henry Percy of Athol, knight, of the lordship of Mitford, service unknown, annual value 20s. Date of death and heir as above [no. 732].
734
Writ 15 Nov. 1417.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Herstmonceux 7 Nov 1418
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Hammerden, Filsham, Cortesley and Morley which his father held of Henry IV. A 3rd part was assigned to Elizabeth widow of Bertram in dower. All are held of Ralph earl of Westmorland of the honor of Richmond by knight service, annual values of the two parts, Hammerden £9 4s., Filsham £8 9s., Cortesley 32s.3d. and Morley 11s.8d. Date of death and heir as above [no. 732].
C 138/6, no. 11 and 26, no. 31
E 149/101, no. 8


CHRISTINA WIDOW OF JOHN BANK
735
Writ 10 Feb. 1418.
YORK. Inquisition. Thirsk 4 April
She held a 3rd part of the manor of Castle Leavington in dower from her former husband, William Percy of Castle Leavington, with reversion to Margaret wife of Thomas Blaufront. It is held of the king in chief by homage and fealty and the finding of a man with an unbarded horse, and with acton, pallet, lance and gauntlets of plate for 40 days when there is war with Scotland, annual value of the 3rd part, 5 marks. She held the manor of Tanton in fee tail with 2 messuages, 10 tofts, 7 bovates and 7 a. in Kildale and 1 messuage and 5 bovates in Newby, by the grant of Robert Coniers and Thomas de Baynton, knights, and John Coniers to William Percy and herself and the heirs of their bodies, with successive remainders to Margaret his sister and the heirs of her body, John Percy of Kildale and his heirs, and the grantors. William died without heirs. All should remain to Margaret his sister, wife of Thomas Blaufront. Tanton is held as to 1 part of the heirs of the earl of Kent, and 2 parts of Philip Darcy, in the king’s ward, annual value 10 marks; Kildale of John Percy of Kildale, annual value 30s.; Newby, 1 messuage and 3 bovates of Philip Darcy, 2 bovates of the heir of William Mowbray, annual value 16s. All services are unknown. She died on 10 Nov. last. Elizabeth Heryng her daughter is aged 18 years and more. Thomas and Margaret Blaufront are both aged 40 years and more.
C 138/26, no. 32


ELIZABETH WIFE OF THOMAS CAMOYS
736
Writ 1 May 1417.
YORK. Inquisition. Topcliffe 17 May
By a fine of 1380 made with the king’s licence [CP 25/1/289/52, no. 34; CPR 1377–81, p.445] Henry earl of Northumberland granted the manors of Tadcaster, Gristhwaite, Asenby and Throxenby to Henry Percy the son, and Elizabeth then his wife, to hold to them and their heirs male. They had issue Henry, now earl of Northumberland, and aged 22 years and more. Elizabeth died on 20 April last.
C 138/26, no. 33


ROBERT CORBET, KNIGHT
737
Writ 17 July 1417.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Bridgnorth 23 July
He held the manor of Hadley with the hamlet of Hatton, parcel of the manor in his demesne as of fee, of John Arundel, lord of Wroxeter by a rent of 1 sparrowhawk, annual value £10. He died on 5 July last. Sybil wife of John Grevell of Sezincote is his daughter and heir, aged 40 years and more.
738
Writ 4 Aug. 1417.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Stowmarket 11 Sept
He held the manor of Assington in his demesne as of fee of the king of the honor of Peverel as half a knight’s fee, annual value £20. He died on 5 July last. Sybil Grevell is his daughter and heir, aged 30 years and more.
739
Writ 17 July 1417.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 31 July
Robert Corbet of Hadley, knight, father of Robert held the manor of Standlake in his demesne as of fee with a meadow called ‘Hasses’ and a 4th part of the advowson, and by his charter dated at Tubney on 9 Aug. 1390 granted them to John Fitzraf, knight, Roger Wolferston, William Aketon, rector of Little Dunham, William Frame, rector of Tubney, and John Dalby, chaplain, to hold to them and their heirs, and they still hold of the duchy of Lancaster of the earldom of Aumale, service unknown, annual value £8. Date of death and heirs as above [no. 738].
740
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Grandpont 31 July 1417
He held the manor of Denchworth in his demesne as of fee of the king of the duchy of Lancaster of the honor of Leicester, service unknown, annual value 40s. Robert Corbet his father held the manor of Tubney in his demesne as of fee in the vills of Tubney, Frilford, Abingdon and Uffington with the advowson of Tubney, and granted them by charter to John Fitzraf, knight, and others, as above [no. 739]. They still hold Tubney of the abbot of Abingdon by a rent of 6s.8d. every 10th week, annual value £8. Date of death and heir as above [no. 738].
741
Writ 17 July 1417.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Winchcombe 20 July
He held the manors of Ebrington and Farmcote in his demesne as of fee, and by his deed dated 20 Oct. 1406 granted them to Master William Loryng, Gilbert Debynam, John Rocwode, William Rocwode, Richard Wythurmerssh, William Boneton, rector of Marsh Baldon, and William Prestgrave, chaplain, to them and their heirs and assigns. They held and by their deed dated at Ebrington on 10 Nov. 1406 granted them to Robert, Joan his wife and the heirs of their bodies with successive remainders to John Grevell and Sybil his wife and the heirs of their bodies and the right heirs of Robert Corbet. Ebrington now belongs to John and Sybil Grevell in virtue of the remainder. Farmcote manor was held by Roger Corbet of Ebrington in his demesne as of fee, and by his charter dated at Hadley on 22 May 1316 he granted it to John his son and Agnes, John’s wife, and their heirs. They held and had issue Robert and he had issue Sybil. The manors are held of the duchy of Lancaster, services unknown, annual values, Ebrington £20, Farmcote £8. Date of death and heir as above [no. 738].
C 138/26, no. 34
E 152/475


JOHN SPAREWE
742
Writ 2 Sept. 1417
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne 12 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee: Shaftesbury, 1 messuage, 1 curtilage and 1 toft, of the king in chief in free burgage and by a rent of 1/2d. at Michaelmas, annual value 5s. Sherborne and Newland, 3 messuages, 3 cottages and 4 a. of the bishop of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 17s.; and also in Sherborne half a messuage of the abbot of Sherborne, service unknown, annual value 2s. Yetminster, 1 a. meadow of the prebend of Yetminster by a rent of 1d., annual value 2s. ’Hywysshe’ by Yetminster, 2 messuages, 16 a. arable, 1/2 a. meadow, of John Horsy, knight, service unknown, annual value 4s. He died on 25 July last. Alice wife of John Aubyn of Weston in Stalbridge is the daughter of William son of Joan, sister of John, father of John Sparewe, aged 40 years and more.
743
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Langport 20 Oct 1417
He held in his demesne as of fee: Hardington, 1 toft and 4 a. of the king in chief as a 20th part of a 4th part of a knight’s fee, annual value 2s. Milborne Port, 2 messuages and 1 dovecot of the king in free burgage and by a 1d. rent, annual value 8s. Langport, 12 messuages and 3 a. of the earl of Somerset, a minor in the king’s ward, in free burgage and by a 1d. rent, annual value 53s.4d. Kingston in Yeovil, 1 messuage, 2 cottages and 16 a., of William Carent, junior, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d. Yeovil, 5 messuages of Thomas Harlong, parson of Yeovil, service unknown, annual value 30s. Stoford, 6 messuages of John Roger in free burgage, service unknown, annual value 30s. Barwick, 26 a., of John Roger, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. Alston, 1 messuage and 10 a., of John Wynford, service unknown, annual value 4s. Hardington, 5 messuages, 116 a. arable, and 13 a. meadow, of Robert Carew, service unknown, annual value 60s. North Perrot, 2 messuages, 47 a. arable and 4 a. meadow, of William Neuton, service unknown, annual value 15s. Horsington, 1 messuage, 12 a. arable and 2 a. meadow, of John Russell, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. Date of death and heir as above.
C 138/26, no. 35
E 149/111, no. 11


WILLIAM DE SHEFFELD
744
Writ 5 Dec. 1417.
YORK. Inquisition. York 17 Dec
He held for life 1 messuage with garden on Bishophill, York, of the king in free burgage with reversion to John son and heir of Miles de Stapilton, a minor in the king’s ward, and his heirs male. He died on 20 June 1408. Then Brian de Stapilton and Robert Conyers of York, yeoman, entered and held it, title unknown, and took the profits until Brian died on 20 Sept. last. Robert still holds. John Holme of Holderness is his kinsman and heir, being the son of Margaret his sister, aged 40 years and more.
C 138/26, no. 36


JULIANA SENTLEGER
745
Writ 24 March 1417.
KENT. Inquisition. Sittingbourne 5 June
Nicholas Potyn, esquire, formerly held the manor of East Hall and granted it to Thomas Seintleger and Juliana his wife, Arnold Savage, knight, William Makenade and the heirs of Thomas by royal licence [CPR 1416–22, p.126]. Thomas Arnold and William died. Juliana died seised of it of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10. Elmyng Leget and Margery his wife formerly held 1 messuage and 400 a. marsh in Elmley in their demesne as of fee and gave them by royal licence [CPR 1385–9, p.145] to Thomas Seintleger and Juliana formerly his wife, Thomas Brokhill, Stephen Norton of Chart, William Makenade, John Kelsham and the heirs of Thomas Seintleger. He gave a yearly rent of £8 from them to Henry Augey, Joan his wife, and the heirs of their bodies. They are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value beyond the rent 20s. The others died and Juliana held them. William Makenade and Richard Lentwardyn, clerk, formerly held the manor of Otterden in their demesne as of fee, and granted it by charter to Thomas Seintleger and Juliana formerly his wife and his heirs. It is held of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England of his manor of Stalisfield and of William Clifford, esquire, of his manor of Sutton Valence, services unknown, annual value 5 marks. Juliana died on 29 Jan. last. John de Cobham, esquire, her son and next heir is aged 40 years and more. The manors etc. descended to Joan wife of John Ewyas, esquire, one daughter and heir of Thomas, aged 32 years and more, and William son of Thomas Fogg, junior, and Eleanor his wife, the other daughter and heir, aged 20 on 1 Nov.
746
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to how William is heir. 1 Nov 1417.
KENT. Inquisition. Sittingbourne 6 Nov
William son of Thomas Fogg, junior, and Eleanor his wife, daughter of Thomas Seyntleger is kinsman and heir of Thomas Seintleger.
C 138/26, no. 37
E 149/110, no. 15


CECILY RAGONELL
747
Writ 12 July 1417.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 25 Sept
She held a 3rd part of the manor of Great Oakley in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief of the honor of Huntingdon by knight service, annual value 40s. She died on 26 July 1410. Alice formerly the wife of Dennis Lopham and now of John Rodenale, aged 49 years, Elizabeth wife of John Thorp, 47 years, Margaret wife of John Michill, citizen of London, 45 years, daughters of Cecily, and John son of John Burman, son of Joan, daughter of Cecily, aged 3 years, are her next heirs. Dennis Lopham, John Thorp and Elizabeth, John Michill and Margaret and John Burman held and took the profits until Michaelmas 1415 when John Burman died. Then John Thorp and Elizabeth and John Michill and Margaret held half, and John Rodenale and Alice and Richard Burman, younger brother of John, held the other half, titles unknown.
748
Writ 13 July 1417.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Hertford 5 Oct
Thomas Frere, sometime husband of Cecily Ragonell, held 1 messuage called ‘Freresplace’, 178 a. arable, 10 a. meadow, 4 a. pasture, 2 a. wood and 30s. rent in Sawbridgeworth in his demesne as of fee and granted them to John Brykelesworth and his heirs. He regranted them to Thomas Frere and Cecily, then his wife, to hold to them and his heirs male with remainder to the heirs of their bodies. They held and had issue Joan now deceased and Alice who survives. Thomas died without male heirs. Cecily survived and married Hamilton de Matcham and had 2 daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret. Cecily held the premises on 26 July 1410. John son of John Burman of Stainby by Grantham, son of Joan, aged 3 years and Alice wife of John Rodenhale, 49 years, are heirs to the above premises. John son of John and Alice, and Elizabeth, 47 years, wife of John Thorp and Margaret, 45 years, wife of John Michell citizen of London, are next heirs to her inherited lands and tenements. Since the death of Cecily Dennis Lopham and Alice then his wife held for 3 years. After his death Alice married John Rodenhale, who held half in right of Alice and the other half by the grant of John Burman who died on 29 Sept. 1415. Since then John Rodenhale and Alice have held, title unknown. The messuage etc. except for 45 a. are held of Roger Lescrop, knight, of the manor of Pishiobury, service unknown, annual value 5 marks, and no more because the 45 a. are burdened with an annuity of 6s.8d. to John Thornhill and William Wilflete, clerks, payable at Shingle Hall in Sawbridgeworth by equal parts at the 4 terms, and the remainder with unknown annuities payable to Roger Lescrope at the manor of Pishiobury at the same terms.
749
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 6 Nov 1417
She held half the manor and advowson of Great Childerley in her demesne as of fee of Henry IV as a 4th part of a knight’s fee, annual value 4 marks. [Cf. CIPM XIX, no. 925]. She died on 26 July 1410. Alice who was the wife of Dennis Lopham, then aged 38 years, Elizabeth wife of John Thorp, then 36, Margaret wife of John Michill, citizen and fishmonger of London, the 3rd daughter, aged 34 and John Burman son of Joan the 4th daughter, then aged 26 [sic], are her heirs. On 3 July 1410, long before her death, she granted to Dennis and Alice 6 tofts, 118 1/2 a. arable, and 8 a. meadow in Little Childerley and Lolworth; 1 1/2 a. in Great Childerley called ‘Ricardeslonde’, and 2 tofts and 18 a. in Great Childerley, Little Childerley and Lolworth, which were never parts of the manor, to hold to them and the heirs of Alice.
C 138/26, no. 38


THOMAS GRENE, KNIGHT
750
Writ 18 Dec. 1417.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 8 March 1418
He held a 3rd part of a knight’s fee from the manor of Chalton which Ralph Grene held of him. He died on 14 Dec. last. Thomas Grene, knight, his son and heir was aged 18 years and more on 10 Feb.
751
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham 5 March 1418
He held 1 toft and 1 carucate in Lillingstone Dayrell called ‘Heybernefeld’ in his demesne as of fee of John Dayrell by a rent of 1 unmewed sparrowhawk, annual value 10s. Similarly he held 1 a. called ‘Glebe’ in Wavendon with the advowson of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value 1d. He held 1 knight’s fee for the manors of Wavendon, Woughton on the Green and Emberton which Ralph Grene held of him. Date of death and heir as above.
752
Writ, melius sciri, as to his estate in the above. 3 April 1420.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 3 June
Thomas Grene held the premises to himself and his heirs.
753
Writ 18 Dec. 1417.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Hitchin 11 April 1418
He held the manor and advowson of Lilley in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service and 2s. or 1 unmewed sparrowhawk rent, annual value 20 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
754
Writ 18 Dec. 1417.
LONDON. Inquisition. Guildhall 9 April 1418
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in free burgage 1 house in Silver Street in St. Olave’s parish in Cripplegate ward, annual value when let 4 marks, and 1 messuage with brewhouse annexed in the same street to the east in St. Alban Wood Street parish in the same ward, annual value when let 40s. The house since his death, and the messuage since Easter last, are vacant. Date of death and heir as above.
755
Writ 18 Dec. 1417.
YORK. Inquisition. Stamford Bridge 27 May 1418
He held in his demesne as of fee: Stonegrave, the manor and advowson, with 24 bovates and 100 a. of meadow and pasture in Waterholmes and 12 messuages and 26 bovates in West Ness belonging to the manor, of the heirs of Geoffrey de Lutterell, knight, service unknown, annual value £13 6s.8d.; and also a croft called ‘Roucroft’, parcel of the manor, by the bounds of Oswaldkirk and of the ditch of Holbeck, of the Earl Marshal by a rent of 2s., annual value 40s. Nunnington, the manor called East Nunnington with the advowson, of the heirs of Geoffrey de Lutterell, service unknown, annual value £13 6s.8d.; and 12 messuages, 4 tofts, 26 bovates in West Nunnington, of the abbot of St. Mary’s, York by a rent of 10s., annual value £10. Muscoates, 3 messuages and 8 bovates, of the heirs of James de Bulford, service unknown, annual value 20s. Riccall, 3 tofts and 20 bovates, of Lord de Roos, service unknown, annual value 40s. Cawton. 1 messuage and 3 bovates of John Detton, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. Date of death and heir as above.
756
Writ 18 Dec. 1417.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Loughborough 25 July 1418
He held in his demesne as of fee: Long Clawson, 8 messuages, 8 tofts and 10 virgates, of the heirs of John Bosome, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. Kegworth, the manor with a market on Tuesdays, jointly with Mary his wife who survives him, by the grant of William Neweton, rector of Tugford, William Wenlok of Shropshire, John Cok, rector of Green’s Norton and Robert Aleyn of Northamptonshire, to them and the heirs of their bodies by a charter dated at Kegworth on 23 Oct. 1398, and shown to the jurors. It is held of the king of the honor of Chester, annual value £40. Long Whatton, a portion of meadow, of the heirs of Lord Lovel, service unknown, annual value 3s. Date of death and heir as above. Mary his widow married John Notyngham without licence. They entered the manor of Kegworth against the king’s right and have taken the profits since the death of Thomas.
757
Writ 18 Dec. 1417.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Nottingham 15 June 1418
By the charter mentioned above [no. 756] he held in his demesne in fee tail jointly with Mary his wife: Kingston upon Soar, 3 a. meadow at 10s. the a. and a rent of 8s.4d. West Leake, 6d. rent; Stanford on Soar, 17s.8d. rent; Sutton Bonington, Sutton, 3s.10d. rent; Bonington 6s. rent. Radcliffe upon Soar, 9 boon works for ploughing by various tenants, worth 4d. each, 3s., and 9 autumn boon works at 2d., 18d., 1 boon work in Sutton, 2d; 1 in Bonington, 2d. and other unknown services there 6d. All are long time parcels of the manor of Kegworth in Leicestershire, held of the king in chief by knight service. Date of death and heir as above.
758
Writ 18 Dec. 1417.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Alford 22 March 1418
He held in his demesne as of fee: Maltby by Markby, the manor, with appurtenances in Maltby, Markby, Bilsby, Ulceby and Wainfleet with the advowson of Maltby, of John de Welles, lord Welles, by knight service, amount unknown, annual value £12. Beesby in the Marsh, half the manor, of John, lord Welles of his manor of Withern, annual value £8. Theddlethorpe, half the manor called ‘Arderns’ with its appurtenances there and in Strubby, Gayton, and Great Carlton, of the heirs of John Braytoft, service unknown, annual value £10. Mablethorpe, 1 capital messuage called ‘Westhall’, of the earl of Northumberland of his manor of Saleby, service unknown, and 200 a. of meadow and pasture there, of which 24 and 10 a. of the heirs of Robert Hawley, 49 of John Byllyngay, 30 of John Thymelby, 20 of the heirs of Thomas Fitzwilliam, and 11 of the duchy of Lancaster of the manor of Greetham, total annual value £16. Gayton by Withern, 1 capital messuage of William Cheney, knight, of his manor of Tothill, annual value 40s. Helpringham, 1 capital messuage, of the lord of Kyme of his manor of Aswardby, service unknown, annual value 60s. Little Hale, 1 capital messuage, of Lord Beaumont, service unknown, annual value 50s. Date of death and heir as above.
759
Writ 18 Dec. 1417.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 8 March 1418
He held in his demesne as of fee: Green’s Norton, the manor and advowson with the hundred of Norton, of the king in chief of the crown by rendering 54s. blanch farm by the sheriff at Michaelmas, annual value £24. Puckwell, a tenement of the king in chief by a rent of 2s. at Michaelmas, annual value 13s.4d. Whittlewood, the forest, of the king in chief, rendering 33s.4d. at Michaelmas to the king by the chief steward of the forests beyond the Trent, annual value beyond that nil. Mears Ashby, half the manor called ‘Northalffe’ of the king in chief by the service of raising his hand to him at Christmas, wherever he should be in England; and the other half called ‘Southalffe’, of Reynold lord Grey of Ruthin of the honor of Huntingdon, service unknown, annual value of each half £6 13s.4d. Boughton, the manor and advowson, of the same lord and honor, annual value £6 13s.4d. Pitsford, half the manor and advowson, of the heirs of Richard Waldegrave by a rent of 12d. at Michaelmas, annual value 100s. Easton Neston, the manor with the foundation of the abbey of Sewardsley, of the king in chief of the honor of Berkhamsted by suit of court at Berkhamsted, annual value 100s. Heathencote, the manor of [John Pavely, knight] of his manor of Paulerspury, service unknown, annual value £6 13s.4d. Sywell, the manor. of Lord Roos of his castle of Belvoir … Bradden, the manor … Cottingham and Middleton by East Carlton, … cottages and 136 a., of … by a rent of 2s. at Michaelmas, annual value 66s.8d. Little Harrowden … Date of death and heir as above. [Several lines illegible; cf. CIPM XVII, no. 46].
760
Writ, plura, 12 Jan. 1420.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 12 Feb
Thomas Grene held in his demesne as of fee 2 messuages and 2 virgates called ‘Foxesland’ and ‘Storesland’ and 3 messuages, 2 tofts and 1 carucate formerly called ‘Vyntereslond’s’ in Potcote, Grimscote and Higham as parcels of the manor of Green’s Norton, of the right heirs of Simon Daventre, now in the king’s hands, service unknown, annual value 40s.
761.
Writ, melius sciri, his status not being given. 3 April 1420.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 29 April
He held the manor of Heathencote in his demesne as of fee to himself and his heirs after the death of Thomas his father.
C 138/27, no. 39


PHILIPPA WIFE OF JOHN TIPTOT, KNIGHT
762
Writ, precipimus, for return of inquisition. 1 July 1417.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Taunton 8 July
By a fine of 1385 [CP/25/1/200/30, no. 64] between Philippa, then wife of Robert Aissheton, knight, and Thomas Hawkyn, on one side, and John Langerych, Maud his wife, one sister and heir of Hugh Lorty, and John Ganter and Elizabeth his wife, the other sister, on the other, the manor of Pitney was granted to Philippa with the hundred and the advowson for the term of her life, with the remainder to John and Maud, John and Elizabeth and the heirs of Maud and Elizabeth. Philippa held, John and John died. Maud died without heirs of her body. The right therefore descended to Elizabeth. They are held of the king in chief, annual value £11. Philippa died on 2 May last. Elizabeth now wife of John Andrewe is next heir of Maud, aged 40 years and more. Whether she held more is unknown.
763
Writ 9 July 1417.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bridgwater 4 Sept
Findings as last. She held no more in Somerset. She died on 3 May last.
764
Writ 20 May 1417.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 1 Nov 1418
By a fine of 1416 [CP 25/1/291/63, no. 41] between Richard lord Grey of Codnor, now deceased, John son of Reynold Grey of Ruthin, knight, Walter Hungerford, knight, Thomas de Clynton, knight, now deceased, William Mountfort, esquire, John Ingepenne, Roger Hunte and John Warde, against John Tiptot and Philippa his wife, def. the manors of Woodham Mortimer and Howbridge, amongst others, were recognised as the right of John Warde and quitclaimed to John Grey and the others, and the heirs of John Warde. Both are held of the earl of March, services unknown, annual values, Woodham Mortimer 40s., Howbridge, £10. Philippa died on 4 May last. Eleanor wife of Walter Lucy, knight, aged 30 years and more, Elizabeth and Joan, daughters of Philippa widow of Hugh Courteneye, knight, 5 and 4 years and more, and Margery wife of Thomas de Arundell, 20 and more, are her heirs.
C 138/27, no. 40


RALPH GRENE, KNIGHT
765
Writ 1 Nov. 1417.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Caxton 31 Jan 1418
Jointly with Katherine his wife, who survives him, he held the manor of Comberton by the grant of William Islep, parson of Conington, William Marchall, parson of White Roding, Nicholas Morice, and William Aldewyncle by a fine [CP 25/1/291/63, no. 42] to them and the heirs of their bodies, rendering a rose at Midsummer to William Islep and the others and his heirs, with reversion to them and his heirs. It is held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £10. He died on 14 Oct. last. John, esquire, his brother and heir is aged 30 years and more.
766
Writ 1 Dec. 1417.
substitutingfor
767
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Buckworth 20 Jan 1418
Jointly with Katherine his wife he held the manor of Buckworth, by the fine as above [no. 765], rendering a rose at Midsummer. It is held of Lord Ferrers of Chartley of the honor of Winchester, service unknown, annual value £20. Date of death and heir as above.
768
substitutingfor
769
Writ 1 Nov. 1417.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Basingstoke 15 Dec
On 20 July 1403 by a charter under his seal of arms, shown to the jurors, he granted the manor and advowson of Grateley with the reversions belonging to them to John Holt, knight, Nicholas Haukerigg, parson of Normanton upon Soar, John Mulso, William Hemyngton and John Falkus, to hold to them and their heirs and assigns. They are held of the king of the earldom of Hereford, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
770
Writ 1 Dec. 1417.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Andover 28 Sept 1418
Findings as last, with different jurors.
771
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury 13 Dec 1417
Long before his death by his charter under his seal of arms, dated 6 July 1414 and shown to the jurors, he granted the manors of Warminster and Westbury, the hundred of Warminster, half the manor and the advowson of Ditteridge and half the manor of Fifield Bavant, to John son of Thomas Colpeper, knight, Hugh son of John Holt, knight, Thomas Brake, parson of Oundle, Thomas Molsho of Newton, William Islep, parson of Conington, Nicholas Haukrygge, parson of Bromham, William Marchall, parson of White Roding, William Aldewyncle, and Nicholas Morice, now deceased, their heirs and assigns, by royal licence [CPR 1313–6, p.190]. Warminster and Westbury, the hundred and the half manor of Ditteridge are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 100 marks. The half manor of Fifield Bavant is held of the bishop of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 40s. Date of death and heir as above.
772
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Devizes 21 Sept 1418
Findings as last, with different jurors.
773
Writ 1 Nov. 1417.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 22 Nov
Jointly with Katherine his wife, who survives him, by the same fine as above [no. 765] he held the manors of Carlton and Colworth and 20s. rent in Farndish. Carlton is held of John lord Grey, of his manor of Weston, service unknown, annual value 10 marks; Colworth of Baldwin Pygot, knight, service unknown, annual value £4; and the rent in Farndish of Thomas Grene, knight, by knight service. Date of death and heir as above.
774
Writ 1 Dec. 1417.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Woburn 7 Oct 1418
Findings as last, with different jurors.
775
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Newport Pagnell 4 Dec 1417
Jointly with Katherine his wife, who survives him, by the same fine as above [no. 765] he held: Wavendon, half the manor of the earldom of Cornwall of the honor of Berkhamsted by suit of court there yearly; and half of the earl of Stafford by suit of court at his manor of Broughton twice yearly; annual value of the whole 100s. Woolston, the manor of the earl of Oxford by a rent of 6d. or a pair of gilt spurs yearly, annual value £8. Emberton, a 3rd part of the manor of the earl of Warwick by suit of court at Olney once yearly; a 3rd part of Lady Abergavenny by suit of court at Emberton; and a 3rd part of Richard Chaumberlyn by suit of court at Petsoe; annual value of the whole manor £10. Date of death and heir as above.
776
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Newport Pagnell 6 Oct 1418
Findings as last; except that the 3 manors are said to be held of Thomas Grene, knight, by knight service, annual value £20.
777
Writ 1 Nov. 1417.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Thrapston 19 Jan 1418
Jointly with Katherine his wife, who survives him, by the same fine as above [no. 765] he held: Drayton, the manor of Queen Joan by a rent of 13s.4d. and suit of court at Hardingstone, annual value 40s. Lowick, the manor, of Thomas Grene, knight, by knight service, annual value £10. Great Houghton, the manor, of the same by knight service, annual value 100s. Coles and Raunds, the manors, of the same by knight service, annual value £14. Harringworth, 6 virgates and 3 cottages, of William lord la Zouche by knight service, annual value £3. Date of death and heir as above.
778
Writ 1 Dec. 1417.
779
Writ 1 Dec 1417.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Brentwood 6 Oct 1418
He held the manor of White Roding in his demesne as of fee and granted it by his charter to John son of Thomas Colpeper and others as above [no. 771]. It is held of the king in chief, annual value £10. Date of death and heir, aged 24 years and more, as above.
C 138/27, no. 41


ROBERT SON OF ROBERT TUDENHAM, ESQUIRE
780
ex officio
He held 2 parts of the manor of Whatfield called ‘Tudenhammes’ in his demesne as of fee of the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds by knight service, annual value 20s. He died on 15 Sept. 1415. Thomas, esquire, his brother and heir is aged 17 years and more. Margery widow of John de Tudenham, knight, held in dower for life the manors of Bealings, Grundisburgh, Sutton, Newton by Ipswich, Kedington and ‘Capelles’ with reversion to Robert Tudenham, esquire, and his heirs. Margery died on 9 June 1416 and the reversion descended to Thomas. Bealings and Grundisburgh are held of Robert lord Willoughby of his manor of Bradfield, service unknown, annual values 20 marks and £10. Sutton is held of the earl of Suffolk, service unknown, annual value 100s. Newton is held half of the king in chief by knight service and half of the earl Marshal by fealty and a rent of 4d. yearly, annual value £20. Of whom Kedington and ‘Capelles’ are held is unknown, annual values £10 and 5 marks. Nicholas de Wychyngham, esquire, has held the two parts of the manor of Whatfield since the death of Robert, and he, Henry Inglose and John Felys have occupied and taken the profits of Bealings and the other manors, title unknown.
781
Writ 10 July 1418.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Barton Mills 29 Sept
He held 2 parts of the manor of Whatfield called ‘Tudenhammes’ in his demesne as of fee of the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds by knight service, annual value 20s. He died on 15 Sept. 1415. Thomas his brother and heir is aged 17 years and more. He also held in fee the reversion of the manors of Bealings, Grundisburgh, Sutton and Newton by Ipswich, the manor called Cotenhall and the tenement called ‘Capelles’ both of which Margery widow of John de Tudenham, knight, held in dower for life. She also held a 3rd part of the manor of Eriswell. She died on 9 June 1416 and the right to these manors descended to Thomas as brother and heir of Robert son of Robert. The manors of Bealings and Grundisburgh are held of Lord Willoughby of his manor of Bradfield, service unknown, half the manor of Newton of the king in chief by knight service, the other half of the Earl Marshal by fealty and a yearly rent of 4d. The whole manor of Eriswell is held of the king in chief by the service of 2 knight’s fees. Of whom and by what service Cotenhall and ‘Capelles’ in Kedington are held is unknown. Annual values, Bealings 20 marks, Grundisburgh £10, Sutton 100s., Newton £20, Cotenhall in Kedington £10, ‘Capelles’ … and Eriswell the whole manor £15, the 3rd part 100s. Nicholas de Wychyngham held the 2 parts of the manor of Whatfield from the death of Margery on 9 June 1416, and Nicholas de Wychyngham, Henry Iglose and John Felys held the reversions, as above, from the death of Margery, until 11 July 1417, title unknown. Then the king by letters patent [CPR 1413–22, p.205] granted the custody of the lands and tenements of Robert Tudenham to John Rodenhale, knight, and John Wodehouse, esquire, to hold from the death of Robert until the full age of the heir.
782
Writ 9 July 1417.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 9 Aug
He held in his demesne as of fee, of the king in chief by knight service: Renhold, 200 a., annual value 13s.4d. Holwellbury, 2 parts of half a messuage and of 1 virgate, annual value 4s. Wootton, 10s. rent from lands and tenements. Bedford 2 parts of a court held every 3 weeks, 16d. Margaret, widow of Robert Tudenham, holds the 3rd part in dower with reversion to Robert. Date of death and heir as above, Nicholas Wychyngham has held and taken the profits since the death of Margaret.
C 138/27, no. 42; 29, no. 71
E 149/111, no. 6, no. 1


MARGERY WIDOW OF JOHN TUDENHAM
783
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Ipswich 22 June 1422
She held the manor of Bealings for life with the advowson, … and the manors of Grundisburgh, Sutton, Newton by Ipswich, Cottenham in Kedington and the tenement called ‘Capelles’ in Kedington by the grant of Nicholas de Basyngham, parson of Sutton, to John Tudenham, Margery his wife, and his heirs with reversion to Thomas son and heir of Robert Tudenham, son and heir of John, son of Margery. In Bealings there are: 1 hall with chambers, 1 grange, 1 stable, annual value nil … and 9 a. arable at 4d., 10 a. pasture at … 3s.4d., 5 a. great wood, nil, £8 rent … payable at St. Andrew, Easter, Midsummer and Michaelmas by equal parts; 26s.4d. from various services of customary tenants, freemen and serfs … 4s. Annual value of the advowson of Bealings £10. It is held of [Lord Willoughby], of his manor of Bradfield, service unknown. The manor of Grundisburgh comprises: the site … at 4d. the a., 240 a. arable at 4d., 16 a. pasture at 12d., 7 a. meadow at 3s.4d., 10 a. great wood … 40s. rent from various lands and tenements … at the above 4 terms by equal parts 40s. from various services of customary, free and unfree tenants … perquisites of court. Grundisburgh is held of Lord Willoughby as above, service unknown. In the manor of Sutton are: the site with buildings, annual value nil … a. arable at 2d., 3 roods meadow 20d…. underwood … 3s.4d., this year nil … rents from various tenements in the vills of Sutton, Chattisham, Alderton, and Bromeswell in the said county. Sutton is held of the earl of Suffolk, service unknown … Newton by Ipswich … Coddenham, Gosbeck and Tuddenham at the above 4 terms 46s.8d. for various terms … held of the Earl Marshal by fealty … the manor called Cotenhall in Kedington … is held of the abbot of Bury St. Edmunds, service unknown. … the tenement called ‘Capelles’ in Kedington … there are 48 a. arable … Margery held for life a 3rd part of the manor of Eriswell and the advowson … a 3rd part of 300 a. at 2d., 1 a. meadow 3s.4d. … ‘Calnespitell’ 2 a., 2s. The whole manor of Eriswell is held of the king in chief of the honor of Boulogne by the service of 2 knight’s fees. She died on 9 June 1416. Thomas de Tudenham is heir of both Margery and John, aged 21 years and more. Nicholas Wychyngham, Henry Inglose and John Felioz have occupied the manors of Bealings, Grundisburgh, Sutton, Newton and Cottenhall in Kedington, and the manor called ‘Capelles’ in the same and 3rd part of the manor of Eriswell and taken the profits from her death until 16 Sept. following, title unknown. Then the king granted the custody to John Rodenhale, knight, and John Wodehouse, esquire, as above [no. 781]. [Most of the details of the extents are illegible].
E 149/111, no. 6, no. 2


JOHN DRAYTON, KNIGHT
784
Writ 14 Oct. 1417.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 9 Nov
Thomas, son and heir of Henry de la Ryvere, knight, held the manors of Tormarton and Acton Turville in his demesne as of fee and by his deed, dated at Tormarton on 31 Aug. 1400 and shown to the jurors, he granted them to Maurice Russell, knight, Nicholas Yve and Thomas Stanshawe, and their heirs and assigns. They held them in their demesne as of fee, and by their deed, dated at Dyrham on 27 Sept. 1400 and also shown, granted them to Thomas de la Ryvere, Isabel his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to Thomas and his heirs. They had issue Maurice. Thomas died and John Drayton, knight, married Isabel. He died holding the manors in right of Isabel and with no other estate in them. Tormarton is held of the lord of Yate as one knight’s fee, annual value £20; Acton Turville of the countess of Arundel as half a fee, annual value 100s. Ralph Russell, knight, held the manor and advowson of Dyrham in his demesne as of fee and by licence of Edward III [CPR 1367–70, p.281] and by his deed, dated at Romsey on 19 Aug. 1369, granted it to Maurice his son and Isabel, Maurice’s wife, daughter of Edmund de Chelreye, and the heirs of their bodies with reversion to Ralph and his heirs and assigns. Maurice and Isabel had issue Margaret now wife of Gilbert Denys, knight, and Isabel late the wife of John Drayton. Maurice and Isabel died, and half the manor descended to each of their daughters. John Drayton died holding half in right of Isabel. The whole manor is held of the king in chief as one knight’s fee, annual value of the half £10. He died on 3 Oct. last. Joan and Elizabeth are his daughters and heirs, aged 8 years and more and 5 years and more.
785
Writ 4 Oct. 1417.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Ampthill 26 Oct 1417
John Bukyngham, bishop of Lincoln, Thomas de Brantyngham, bishop of Exeter, William de Beauchamp, John Devereux, David Hanemere, now deceased, John de Drayton and William de Drayton, knights, William Rikhull, Henry Englissh, Stephen, vicar of Sonning, and John Forster acquired in fee a 3rd part of the manor of Kempston from Hugh Segrave, knight, Andrew de Burnham, William de Pountfreyt, clerk, and Walter de Chippenham without licence; and John Forster released and quitclaimed it to the others. The king, for £40 paid by John Drayton, pardoned the trespass by letters patent of 1387 [CPR 1385–9, pp.339–40], and licensed them to enfeoff Nicholas de Drayton, the father, Richard de Metford, Master Andrew Baret, William Brightwell and Master David Bradwell, clerks, and the heirs of Nicholas. Nicholas, Richard and Andrew are dead. William Brightwell and David Bradwell are still alive and hold the 3rd part of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Date of death and heirs as above.
C 138/27, no. 43


JOHN BALON OF DUNKERTON
786
Writ 25 Oct. 1417.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bishop’s Lydeard 4 Nov
In Credlingcot he held in fee simple 1 toft and 20 a. which William Dey then occupied at will, held of the heir of Lord de Sancto Mauro, a minor in the king’s ward, by knight service of his manor of Castle Cary, annual value 19s.4d.; 2s. service rent from the tenants of a watermill there, held of John Balon in fee by knight service and 13s.4d. rent for 1 messuage, 30 a. arable and 5 a. meadow, by his grant to Robert Lacy, now deceased, and Juliana his wife for their lives with reversion to the heirs of John Balon. In Dunkerton he held in his demesne as of fee to himself and his heirs 2 parts of a carucate and of 6 a. meadow and 20s. rent with the reversion of the 3rd part which Mary widow of Richard Mulbourne holds in dower; and also in fee tail 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 12 a. meadow, 20 a. wood, 40 a. pasture, 40s. rent and a 3rd part of a watermill. Also in Credlingcot he held in fee tail 1 toft, 1 messuage, 80 a. arable, 6 a. meadow and a dovecot, by the grant of William Canynges and Richard Tailour, clerks, to him, Emmota his late wife and the heirs of their bodies. They had issue Alice formerly the wife of John Wylkyns. The holdings should descend to her. The remainder of all stated are held of John Pederton, esquire, service unknown, annual value £4. He died on 4 Sept. last. John his son and heir is aged 5 years and more. Alice his daughter is aged 30 years and more.
C 138/28, no. 44
E 149/111, no. 16


JOHN HATHERSAM
787
Writ 4 Nov. 1417.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. East Grinstead 12 Nov
He held nothing in Sussex. He died on 28 Oct. last. Agnes his wife is pregnant, but at present Alice Virle and Joan wife of John Silverton, daughters of Christina, sister of William, father of John, are his heirs, aged 50 years and more and 40 years and more.
788
SURREY. Inquisition. Kingston upon Thames 15 Nov 1417
On 16 May 1404, long before his death, he granted by charter to William Cheigne, Nicholas Wulberwe of London, fishmonger, John Gaynesford, Stephen, parson of Walton on the Hill, and their heirs, all his manors, lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services in Kingston upon Thames, Nutfield, Burstow, Horne, Lingfield, Crowhurst, Tandridge and Limpsfield and the manor of Coombe. Coombe is held of the king of the manor of Richmond in socage by a rent of 40s. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. There are 40 a. arable at 3d., 350 a. pasture at 1d., 50 a. wood at 1/2d., 6 a. meadow at 12d. and 30s. assize rent payable by equal parts at the 4 terms. Nutfield, Burstow and Horne, 200 a. arable at 2d., 100 a. pasture at 1/2d., 8 a. meadow at 12d., 10s. assize rent payable as above, held of Nicholas Carrewe, service unknown. Lingfield, 40 a. arable at 2d., 2 a. meadow at 14d. and 10s. rent payable by equal parts at the 4 terms of the abbot of Battle of his manor of Limpsfield by 10s. rent and suit of court. Also in Lingfield 260 a. arable at 2d., 100 a. pasture at 1/2d., 38 a. meadow at 14d., 50s. rent at the four terms, held of Reynold Cobham, knight, of his manor of Scarborough, in Burham, Kent, by a rent of 25s.8d. Also of the king in socage by a rent of 10s. payable by the sheriff at Michaelmas and suit of court at the hundred of Tandridge, 1 messuage, annual value nil, 12 a. arable at 1d. and 10s.2d. rent payable at the 4 terms. Limpsfield, 60 a. at 3d., of Thomas Bowkehurst by a rent of 7s.2d. Crowhurst, 60 a. arable at 2d., 10 a. meadow at 16d. and 30s. assize rents payable by equal parts at the 4 terms, of Reynold Cobham of his manor of Oxted by a rent of 20s.; also 6 a. at 2d. of Simon Dane by a rent of 8d.; also 94 a. arable at 2d. and 20 a. wood at 1/2d., of John Burgh, lord of Addington, by a rent of 1d. On 25 May 1415, long before his death, he granted by charter to Stephen, parson of Walton on the Hill, and John Gaynesford all his lands etc. in Horne, Godstone and Burstow. There are 160 a. arable at 2d., 50 a. pasture at 1d., 20 a. wood at 1/2d., 7 a. meadow at 14d. and 30s. rent payable by equal parts at the 4 terms, held of the earl of Stafford, service unknown; and 24 a. arable at 2d., held of William atte Chaumbre, service unknown; and also the reversion of 184 a. arable, 50 a. pasture 20 a. wood and 7 a. meadow in Horne, Bletchingley and Godstone, which Alice widow of Richard Virle holds for life. He died on 28 Oct. last. Agnes is pregnant, heirs as above.
C 138/28, no. 45


ROGER SWILLYNGTON, KNIGHT
789
Writ 12 Aug. 1417.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Louth 20 Sept
In right of Joan his wife, who survives him, he held the manor of Castle Carlton of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £40. He died on 6 Aug. last. John his son and heir is aged 25 years and more.
790
Writ 12 Aug. 1417.
He held 1 messuage called ‘Nesfeld place’ and 8d. rent in the city of York, jointly with Joan his wife, who survives him, in free burgage as all the city is held, by the grant of William de Ferybrygge, chaplain, Thomas de Hopton and John Cotom, to them and his heirs, annual value of the messuage 10s. Date of death and heir as above.
791
Writ 12 Aug. 1417.
YORK. Inquisition. York castle 5 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee: Shelf, the manor of the king in chief by a rent of 1/2d. payable by the sheriff, annual value 20s. Swillington, ‘Oldhalle’ and ‘Newhalle’ in, annual values £10 each, with the advowson. Preston, all lands, rents and services, formerly of Henry Fitzhugh, lord of Ravensworth, Richard Norton, John Hevenyngham, Richard Danyell, clerk, parson of Swillington and Thomas de Thornour, in Swillington, Great and Little Preston, Garforth and Allerton Bywater, which by their charter dated 16 Feb. 1417 they granted to Roger for life with reversion to Henry Fitzhugh and the others. Cudworth, Royds, Wibsey, Bierley, Oakenshaw, Shackleton, Darfield, Wombwell, Ardsley, Edderthorpe, Kirby Ravensworth, Hiendley, Thorpe Audlin, Akethorp, South Elmsall, North Elmsal, Tong, South Kirkby, Upton, Ackworth, Wrangbrook, Burghwallis, and Minsthorpe, the manors, with manors in Suffolk, held for life by the grant dated 13 Dec. 1416 of Henry Fitzhugh, Richard Norton, Thomas Derham and Richard Danyell with reversion to them. The manors of Swillington, Great Preston, Cudworth, Elmshall, Kirby Ravensworth and Royds, except for a messuage in Cudworth called ‘Sabynplace’ are held of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, the messuage of William Haryngton, knight, by knight service. [Much of this inquisition is illegible. Cf. CIPM XVII, no. 128; CCR 1413–19, p.406].
792
Writ 12 Aug. 1417.
KENT. Inquisition. Deptford 6 Sept
He held 1 messuage in East Greenwich of the prior of Sheen, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Date of death and heir as above.
793
Writ 12 Aug. 1417.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Nottingham 4 Sept
He held the manors and advowsons of Widmerpool and Gonalston with other manors in Derbyshire by a fine of 1385 between Ralph de Forthyngton, clerk, and William Caudray, qu., and Robert de Swyllyngton, knight, and Margaret his wife, def., by which Ralph and William granted them to Robert and Margaret and their heirs with remainder to her heirs [CP 25/1/289/54, no. 133]. They had issue Roger. Robert died and Margaret married John Eylesford, knight. He and Margaret by a charter dated 9 Sept. 1396 granted the manors to Roger, rendering 100 marks by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, with licence to distrain, re-entering and taking the crops, if in arrears by a quarter year. Widmerpool is held of the king of the honor of Peverel by knight service, Gonalston of the same, service unknown, annual value together beyond the rent 100 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
794
DERBY. Inquisition. Derby 6 Sept 1417
He held the manors of South Wingfield and Tibshelf by the fine as above [no. 793]. On 9 Sept. 1396 John Eylesford, knight, and Margaret granted the manors of Crich, South Wingfield and Tibshelf to Roger, rendering 110 marks yearly during the life of Margaret, with licence to distrain as above. Crich is held of the king in chief of the honour of Peverel by knight service, Tibshelf of the same honor, service unknown, and South Wingfield of John Pawsey, service unknown, annual value nil beyond the rent. Date of death and heir as above.
795
Writ 12 Aug. 1417.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester 5 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee parcels of wood in Leicester chase called ‘Priorwode’ and ‘Shelton wode’ of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 2s. Date of death and heir as above.
796
Writ 12 Aug. 1417.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Harleston 14 Sept
He held the manor of Burston in his demesne in fee tail to himself, his heirs male and his right heirs, by the grant of John Carbonell, esquire, by charter dated 7 Sept. 1408, made with the king’s licence [CPR 1405–8, p.374], and shown to the jurors. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 5 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
797
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Blythburgh 13 Sept 1417
By letters patent of 5 July 1413 [CPR 1413–6, p.55] the king granted that he might enfeoff William Ferebrigg, clerk, John Quynt, chaplain, and Henry Gandre, chaplain, in the manor of Blythburgh, to hold to them and regrant to Roger and Joan his wife for the term of their lives with remainder to John, Roger’s son. Accordingly by his charter dated 14 Sept. 1413 he granted them the manor, except for the villeins: Richard Haliday of Blythburgh, John son of Adam Haliday of the same, John Fretherich of Maldon, John Ladde of Hinton, Thomas Hasent of the same, John Joye of Walberswick, Geoffrey Blithburgh, Robert Newere and Stephen Nicoll of the same, Robert Carlwayn, John Carlwayn his brother, and all other villeins of the manor. William Ferebrigg and the others regranted the manor to Roger and Joan his wife for their lives with remainder to John his son and his heirs male. He also held in fee and right the villeins of the manor. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks. He held 1 messuage in the priory of Blythburgh jointly with Joan for their lives by the grant of the prior and convent with reversion to them, service unknown, annual value 12d., and 1 messuage and 1 1/2 a. in Blythburgh of the heirs of Robert Ufford, knight, service unknown, annual value 2s. He also held for life the manors of Yoxford, Stikingland, Middleton, Brandeston and Murrills by the grant of Henry Fitzhugh, lord of Ravensworth, Richard Norton, Thomas Derham and Richard Danyell, parson of Swillington by their charter shown to the jurors, as above [no. 791]. Yoxford, Middleton and Stickingland are held of John, Earl Marshal, by knight service, Brandeston of James Joos by knight service and Murrills of William Bowet, service unknown; annual value of all together nil because burdened with a rent of 100 marks payable by equal parts at Martinmas and Whitsun to Margaret widow of John Eynesford [sic] for her life. Date of death and heir as above.
C 138/28, no. 46
E 149/110, no 13


NICHOLAS LILLYNG, KNIGHT
798
Writ 7 Feb. 1417.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 11 Oct
He held the manor and advowson of Abington jointly with Mary, his wife, who survives him, by the grant of John Love, clerk, and William Hercy, by their charter dated at Abington on 25 May 1415 and shown to the jurors, to them with successive remainders to the heirs of their bodies, the heirs of the body of Thomas, and Nicholas and his heirs. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20. Similarly they held the manor of Great Billing by a fine of 1411 [CP 25/1/179/91, no. 97] by which John Love and William Hercy granted it to Nicholas and Mary for their lives with remainder to Margaret Holand, countess of Somerset, Henry Merston, clerk, Robert Frampton, John Blunvile and the heirs of Margaret. It is not held of the king, but of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 20 marks. He held the manor of Cosgrove for life by the grant of Thomas late earl of Warwick, with reversion to Richard de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, son and heir of Thomas. It is not held of the king but of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value £13 6s.8d. He died on 8 Feb. [sic Mon. after Candlemas] last. John Bernard is his grandson and heir, son of Elizabeth his daughter, aged 24 years and more.
799
Writ, plenius certiorari, 13 Dec. 1413.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 30 Dec
He held the manor of Cosgrove for life by the grant by letters patent of Thomas, late earl of Warwick, with reversion to the earl. Richard de Bello Campo, now earl of Warwick, is son and heir of the late earl. It is held of Elizabeth lady de Clynton of her manor of Haversham by knight service, amount unknown.
C 138/28, no. 47
E 149/111, no. 7


JOHN WALDEN, ESQUIRE
800
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Shoreditch 5 March 1418
Long before his death he held the manors of Pembrokes and Bruce Castle in his demesne as of fee. By a fine of 1416 [CP 25/1/291/63, no. 45] he recognised them with the other manors to be the right of Robert Neweton, clerk, and Robert granted them back in court to him and Idonea his wife to hold for their lives with reversion to William Harleton, abbot of Waltham, John Shadworth, Robert Newport, Thomas Charleton, William de Wakefeld, John Fray, John Gedeney, Robert Warner, John Waryn of Walden, William Bryght, clerk, Richard Scott, clerk, Henry Dalby, clerk, John Teynton, clerk, John Newport, clerk, and the heirs of John Teynton. Bruce Castle manor is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10; Pembrokes also of the king in chief of the honor of Huntingdon, service unknown, annual value £20. He died on 23 Nov. last. Roger son of Joan his sister, aged 23 years and more, and Nicholas, son of Alice his other sister, aged 40 years and more, are his heirs.
801
Writ 22 Feb. 1418.
Long before his death he held the manors of Dedham and Wicken Bonhunt in his demesne as of fee in accordance with the fine as above [no. 800], Dedham of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20; Wicken Bonhunt of Thomas Gernoun, service unknown, annual value 100s. Date of death as above. Roger Greneford, son of Joan one sister of John and Nicholas Danyell son of Alice the other sister are his next heirs, aged 23 years and more and 40 years and more.
802
Writ 22 Feb. 1418.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 15 March
Long before his death he held the manors of Grantchester and Barton in accordance with the fine as above [no. 800]. Grantchester is held of the honor of Mortimer, but who holds the honor and the service are unknown, annual value £20; Barton is held of the honor of Leicester of the king of the duchy of Lancaster as a 4th part of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s. Date of death and heirs as above.
C 138/28, no. 48
E 149/110, no. 18


HUGH FASTOLF, KNIGHT
803
Writ 22 Feb. 1418.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Norwich 16 May
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 100 a. of land, meadow, pasture and marsh in Tunstall, and nearby places, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 4 marks; and also the marsh called ‘Roweholme’ in Wheatacre of Lord Willoughby, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d. He died on 17 Oct. last. John his son and heir is aged 10 years and more.
804
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Ipswich 27 April 1417 (?)
He held in his demesne as of fee: The manor of ‘Shobendhalle’ in Nacton of the king of the castle of Dover as 1 knight’s fee and by a yearly rent of 10s. to the castle, annual value 10 marks. Nacton, Levington, Stratton Hall, and Bucklesham, 1 messuage., 40 a. arable, 20 a. pasture, 1 watermill and 60s. rent payable by equal parts at St. Andrew, Easter, Midsummer and Michaelmas, of Margery widow of George Felbrigge, knight, by knight service, annual values, messuage nil, 40 a. 14s., 20 a. pasture 20s., and the mill 7s.8d. John Lakyngheth formerly held the manors of Holbrook and Tattingstone and lands and tenements in Brantham in his demesne as of fee, and by his deed, shown to the jurors, granted to John son of Hugh Fastolf and Margery his wife to hold to him and the heirs of his body a yearly rent of £20 from these holdings payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. Margery died and John by his deed, also shown to the jurors, granted the rent to Hugh his son, then aged 21 years and more, Geoffrey Symond, clerk, and Geoffrey Fraunsham, esquire and the heirs of Hugh. Hugh held after their deaths. All are held of the Earl Marshal as 1 knight’s fee. Kirkley, Pakefield and elsewhere, 1 messuage called ‘Fastolfs’, 100 a. of arable, meadow and pasture, and the half hundred of Mutford, annual value 6 marks, of whom held and by what service is unknown. Langston and Burstall, a manor in, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 6 marks. Playford, the manor of ‘Merehalle’ in, of Margery, widow of George Felbrigg, knight, service unknown, annual value 100s. Bentley, a manor in, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 4 marks. Foxhall, the manor, of Henry Noon, of his manor of Martlesham as half a knight’s fee. John his son and heir is aged 10 years and more.
C 138/28, no. 49


THOMAS DE BERKELEY, KNIGHT
805
Writ 15 July 1417.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 20 Aug
He held for life by the courtesy of England after the death of Margaret his wife of the inheritance of Elizabeth, wife of Richard earl of Warwick, their daughter: Charleton, Langdon, Downacarey, Tetcott, North Bovey and Larkbeare, the manors, with the advowsons of Charleton, Tetcott and North Bovey, 1 toft in Exeter and 6 messuages, 2 ferlings in East Peek with reversion to Elizabeth; the manor and advowson of Charleton of the heir of John de Esselegh, service unknown, annual value £10; Langdon, Downacarey, Tetcott and North Bovey with the advowsons of Tetcott and North Bovey of William lord la Zouche, who is under age in the king’s ward, annual values, Langdon 10 marks, Downacarey 40s., Tetcott 100s., North Bovey £4; a 3rd part of Larkbeare of Edward earl of Devon by a rent of 1 grain of pepper, and the other 2 parts of Joan widow of John Courteney, knight, by 1 grain of pepper, annual value of the whole 40s.; the toft in Exeter of the king in socage, annual value 2s., and the messuage and ferling in East Peek of William la Zouche by knight service, annual value 13s.4d. He died on 13 July last, Elizabeth his daughter and heir is aged 30 years and more.
806
CORNWALL. Inquisition. St Columb 21 Aug
He held the manors of Alverton, Penzance, Mousehole and Trenhayle for life by the courtesy of England with reversion to Elizabeth his daughter. They are held of the king of the duchy of Cornwall of the castle of Launceston by a rent of 13s.4d., annual value £33 6s.9d. Date of death and heir as above.
807
Writ 15 July 1417.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough 11 Sept
He held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Elizabeth his daughter: Chilton Foliat, the manor and advowson, of the king of the honor of Wallingford by knight service, annual value £20. Fresdon, the manor, of John Wykes of his manor of Highworth, service unknown, annual value 60s. Charlton by Hungerford, 4 marks rent, of William Hopegras by a rent of 5s. and 1 lb. cumin. Nethercote, 6 marks rent as half the manor, of the earl of Cambridge, service unknown. Rodbourne Cheney, 8s. rent, of John Frame, service unknown. He held in his demesne as of fee: Shorncote, the manor and advowson, of the countess of Hereford, service unknown, annual value 66s.8d. Charnham Street in Hungerford, the reversion of 1 messuage and half a virgate, which Robert Erle holds for life, of William Hopegras by part of the rent named above. Westcott, 1 messuage and 2 carucates, of the king of the honor of Wallingford by fealty. Chicklade by Lacock, the manor and advowson, which Thomas Rugge held for life, of Thomas earl of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 40s. He held in fee simple the advowsons of the abbey of St. Mary at Kingswood and of Melksham by Lacock, of William Chedder, service unknown, annual value nil. Date of death and heir as above.
808
Writ 15 July 1417.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 4 Oct
He held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Elizabeth his daughter: Kislingbury, the manor and advowson, of John lord Beaumont, a minor in the king’s ward, of the honor of Gaunt, service unknown, annual value £26 13s.4d. Stowe Nine Churches, the manor and advowson, of the same, annual value £10. Church Brampton, ‘Lilesmaner’ in, with the advowson, of Reynold Ragon, esquire, of his manor of East Haddon, service unknown, annual value £4. He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage in Kislingbury, of the heir of Lord Beaumond, service unknown, and the reversion of 1 messuage in Northampton, which John Wodestok holds for life, of the king in socage, annual value 20s. Date of death and heir as above.
809
Writ 15 July 1417.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Crowmarsh Gifford 29 Oct
He held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Elizabeth his daughter: Shirburn, the manor, of the king of the honor of Wallingford, by a rent of 1 alburnum bow and 3 arrows without feathers, or 12d., annual value £20; and 1 messuage, 1 carucate, of Thomas Chaunser, by a rent of 1 arrow, annual value 66s.8d. Noke, the manor and advowson, of the duchy of Lancaster of a fee formerly of Robert Hole by knight service, annual value £13 6s.8d. Fritwell, the manor, of the same, annual value £7 and no more because Thomas granted John Willicotes, esquire, a rent of 40s. from it for his life. Date of death and heir as above.
810
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wallingford 29 Oct 1417
He held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Elizabeth his daughter: Kingston Lisle, the manor, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by a rent of a pair of spurs, annual value £40. Beedon, the manor, of the abbot of Abingdon, service unknown, annual value £13 6s.8d. Harwell, the manor, of the same, service unknown, annual value 100s. Calcot, the manor, of the prior of Noyon by a rent of 2s., annual value, 40s. Chilton Foliat, the hamlet of Cakewood in, of the king of the honor of Wallingford by knight service, annual value 40s. Fawler, 1 toft, 2 carucates, 2 a. meadow, of the abbot of Abingdon, service unknown, annual value 100s. Up Lambourn, 1 toft and 1 virgate, of Thomas de Isbury by rents of 3s. and 1 lb. cumin, annual value 5s.; and 1 messuage, 1 virgate of Robert de la Mare, service unknown, annual value 5s. Odstone, £11 rent and the services of John Shotesbrok for the manor, which he held of Margaret, late wife of Thomas for life, by knight service, of the abbot of Abingdon. Leverton, 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 20 a. meadow, 14s. rent and watermill, of the same abbot, annual value 40s. Bockhampton, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of the heir of John Cobham, knight, by rent of a rose, annual value 20s. Date of death and heir as above.
811
Writ 15 July 1417.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 22 Aug
He held the manor of Wingrave by the courtesy of England after the death of Margaret his wife, of the inheritance of Elizabeth his daughter. It is held of the king of the honor of Wallingford by knight service, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
812
Writ 15 July 1417.
LONDON. Inquisition. Guildhall 12 Aug
He held a mansion called ‘Berkeleys In’ in the parish of St. Andrew in Castle Baynard ward, annual value when let 8 marks, with 1 messuage annexed and the advowson of St. Andrew’s, annual value 2 marks, all of the king in free burgage. Date of death and heir, aged 26 years and more, as above.
813
Writ 15 July 1417.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester 24 Oct
He held the advowson of Coston in his demesne as of fee of the Earl Marshal, service unknown, value when it occurs 10 marks. Date of death and heir, 30 years and more, as above. Also inquisition of Henry Northerne, vicar of Lowesby, outlawed at the suit of William Smyth of ‘Dene’ senior in a plea of debt. He had 1 cow, value 5s.4d. and 70 woolfells at 3d.
814
Writ 15 July 1417.
Order of the mayor and escheator of Bristol to the sheriffs to have 24 good and lawful men at the Guildhall on Wednesday at Michaelmas. 1 Sept. 1417. Panel of jurors.
Further writ, the mayor having been superseded before an inquisition was held.
BRISTOL. Inquisition. Bristol 3 Dec 1417
Long list of small rents from messuages and shops [a large part of each line being illegible] in Temple, Touker, St. Thomas and Redcliffe Streets, Temple Lane and ‘Wryngtoneslane’. Tenants include John Droys and Isabel his wife, William Hurdeman, Nicholas Caunterbury, Charterhouse of Witham, Thomas Fissher, Richard Alisaundre, Ralph Willond, John Barowe, Robert Chepe, John Straddon, John Harrys, John Comber, Richard Boklond, Richard Dollyng, the abbot of Tewkesbury, Robert Corche, Stephen Purne, John Roderice, William Pays, John Pollesh, Richard Marsh, John Sherp, …
815
Writ 15 July 1417.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bedminster 1 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee: Milverton, a 6th part of the manor, of the king in free burgage, a 6th part of the hundred of Milverton and a 6th part of the borough and of the hundred of the borough by homage alone, annual value with pleas and perquisites of court 66s.8d. Haygrove manor and the borough of Bridgwater, £10 rent, of the heirs of Lord Zouche, service unknown. Bedminster, the manor with the hundreds of Bedminster, Hatcliffe and Portbury, with view of frankpledge and 42s. rent from 1 messuage and 1 virgate in Bedminster which Nicholas Martyn holds for the term of his life, of Richard de Bello Campo, lord of Abergavenny, in right of Isabel his wife of the honor of Gloucester, annual values, the manor £20, the hundreds with view of frankpledge and perquisites of court … Portishead, a 3rd part of the manor with 1 a. called ‘Glebeacre’ and the advowson, annual value 6s.8d., rent from a tenement in Weston-in-Gordano held by John Hert for life and 6s.8d. rent from a tenement held by Walter Seymour for life, of the duchy of Lancaster of the honor of Trowbridge, service unknown, annual value 60s. Brean, Portishead and Bedminster, the advowsons, of the abbot of St. Augustine’s, Bristol, service unknown, annual value nil. Portishead, 1 messuage, 1 virgate, 1 dovecot, of William de Capenore by a rent of 7s., annual value 23s.4d. Weston-in-Gordano, the manor, of Philip Hampton of his manor of East Harptree, service unknown, annual value £4. Steep Holme, the island in the Severn with a warren. Portbury, 1 messuage, 5 a. arable and 2 a. wood, purchased from Robert Hygham and enclosed in a new park, and 1 toft and 100 a. bought from John Gage and enclosed in the same park, and 1 toft, 1 cottage and 3 1/2 a. there formerly of Robert Hygham, and 1 toft and 20 a. in Charlton called ‘Credesplace’ and 4d. rent from 1 messuage and 1 virgate in Wraxhall called ‘Whelpsplace’ which Robert Tynt holds to himself and his heirs for ever by the gift of Thomas de Berkelegh, and 10s. rent from 1 messuage and 1 virgate there formerly bought from Thomas Spelly, which William Poder and Agnes his wife hold for their lives … and 1d. rent from 1 messuage and 1 virgate called ‘Wallesplace’ in Portbury which Robert Russell of Bristol holds for the term of his life. The island, warren, messuage, toft, cottage and land are held of the earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value 50s. Easton, 1d. rent from 1 messuage, 2 cottages, and 10 a. which Robert Russell of Bristol holds for life, of the earl of March by a rent of 6s. Uphill, 1 toft and 1/2 virgate, and 1 messuage and 1/2 virgate in Christon, of the bishop of Bath and Wells, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. Long Ashton, 13s.4d. rent from a tenement which William Pole and Agnes his wife hold for the term of their lives, of the prior of Bath, service unknown. Langridge (? Lynderigge), 40 a. wood, of John de Tykenham, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. Severn, 2s. rent from a fishery in, at the head of Portishead which Thomas Tilly holds for life, of the duchy of Lancaster of the honor of Trowbridge, service unknown. Portishead, 6s.8d. rent from 1 messuage, 10 a. formerly bought of John Ricardes, which Thomas Tilly holds for life. Portbury, the manor, of the earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value £19. All the above which Nicholas Martyn, John Hert, Walter Seymour, William and Agnes Poder, Robert Russell, William and Agnes Pole, and Thomas Tilly hold for the term of their lives revert to his right heirs. Date of death and heir as above.
816
Writ 15 July 1417.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 27 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee: Awre, the manor with appurtenances in Etloe and Blakeney, with the hundred of Bledisloe, of the earl of March by a rent of 1 grain of pepper, annual value £27. Tutnalls (in Lydney), 5 a. meadow and 60s. rent payable by equal parts at the four terms, of the same earl by rent of a rose, annual value of the 5 a., 5s. Purton, 67s. rent of Richard Talbot by rent of an unmewed sparrowhawk. Cowley, 1 messuage called ‘Canonescourt’, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10. Rodley Weir, a half of a 4th part, of Lord Berkeley of the manor of Slimbridge by 2 marks rent, annual value 5 marks. ’Garonds’ Weir, a half of a 4th part which he purchased of John de Berkeley of Leicestershire, of the king in chief by fealty, annual value 5 marks. Richard de Eston and Alice his wife held the manor of ‘Wyke’ next Rodley weir for their lives by the grant to Thomas with reversion to him and his heirs. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value nil. Ham, 2 carucates, 20 a. wood called Cat Grove in the new park of Berkeley called Wickstow which Thomas purchased from Walter Fitzwaryn, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20s.; also 2 crofts by ‘Mithelyercrofft’ formerly of Maud Canley, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 3s.4d.; and 4 a. meadow called ‘Juddesmede’ which he purchased from Richard Ricardes, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 2s. Ham, 1 messuage with curtilage, bought from William Wermynstre, and 1 close at the end of the messuage bought from Richard Smythes, and 1 messuage formerly of Simon Bruer, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 3s.4d.; 4 cottages there formerly of William Walker of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 4s.; 1 messuage and 1 carucate formerly of the same, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 6s.8d. St. Chloe, 1 messuage and 1 virgate of the abbess of Caen, service unknown, annual value 40s. Acton Ilgar, a 6th part of the manor of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 10s. There is 56s.8d. in rents payable at the 4 terms. Alkington, 1 messuage, formerly of John Power in Goldwick of the king in chief by knight service, 3s.4d.; 1 messuage, 1 virgate at Holts formerly of Hugh Bysley, of the king in chief by knight service, 6s.8d.; 1 messuage, 1 virgate formerly of John Trye, of the king in chief by knight service 6s.8d. Hinton in Pockham Moor, 8 a. meadow bought from Isabel Crawley, of the king in chief by knight service, 3s.4d.; 1 messuage, 1 curtilage formerly of William Madbrok in Hinton, of the king in chief by knight service, 6d.; 1 messuage, 1 virgate bought of William Fraunceys, of the king in chief by knight service, 6s.8d. Wotton under Edge, 12 cottages, of the king in chief by knight service, 20s.; 1 toft with curtilage and orchard called ‘Legettesplace’ and 1 close of 3 a. and 3 a. meadow of the king in chief by knight service, 3s.4d.; 1 messuage, bought of William Boryeur of Thornbury, of the king in burgage, 2s.; 1 messuage formerly of Richard Baker, in free burgage, nil; 1 messuage which William Tavernour held by his grant of the king in free burgage, nil; 36 messuages and 40 cottages of the king in burgage, 26s.8d. Cam, 1 carucate and 1 watermill called ‘Boziettes’, of Walter Knyght, service unknown, 40s.; 1 messuage, 2 virgates called ‘Cokeslond’ of the king in chief by knight service 10s. Slimbridge, 1 messuage and 1 virgate called Sages of the king in chief by knight service £10. John Rolande and Joan his wife hold 1 messuage and 1 virgate there purchased from Ralph Waleys, for their lives by the grant of Thomas de Berkeley with reversion to him, of whom it is held and the service is unknown, annual value 20s. Horwood in Horton, 1 toft called Bays Wood held for life by Nicholas Alderleygh by the grant of Thomas with reversion to him, of whom held and service unknown, 10s. North Nibley, 1 toft, 60 a. and 11 a. meadow called ‘Grovers’ which he bought of Walter Belauny, of the king in chief by knight service, 13s.4d. ‘Bournefeld’, 5 a., and 1 a. in ‘Lelye’ in Nibley, which he purchased of Matthew Lavyn, of the king in chief by knight service, at 6d. the a. South Cerney and Cerney Wick, the manors of the earldom of Hereford, service unknown, annual value £13 6s.8d. Awre, 1 messuage, 1 carnacre called Whitescourt, of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value 10s. Bradley, 1 messuage called ‘Potterspury’, purchased of Robert Stanishawe, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 5s.; and 1 messuage, 6 a. arable, 6 a. meadow formerly of Edith Pyngull, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 3s.4d. Breadstone, 1 messuage, 2 virgates, formerly of John Crawley, of whom held and the service are unknown, annual value 20s. Berkeley, 4 messuages, 1 called ‘Walbrokes’, 1 ‘Cobydes’, and 1 ‘Carters Billet’, formerly of Richard Smythe of Berkeley, annual value 6s.8d.; 1 messuage with curtilage and 1 croft formerly of William Hichecokes, annual value 2s; 1 messuage with curtilage formerly of Thomas Ricardes and 2 cottages under 1 roof formerly of John Garet, annual value 3s., all of the king in free burgage. Also 1 toft bought of William Occlif, of the prioress of Barrow Gurney, service unknown, annual value nil; 1 messuage with curtilage, formerly of William Swonhungre and 2 cottages bought of William Wermynstre, of the king in free burgage, annual value 2s. Berkeley, advowsons of the chantries, of St. Mary and St. Andrew of the chantry of St. Giles in Hillsley, of St. John the Baptist in the chapel of Wortley, and of the chapel of St. Katherine in Cambridge, all of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value nil. Berkeley, the hundred, return of writs, both summonses of the Exchequer and other, by grants of the kings. Gloucester, 2 messuages called ‘Heyberesplace’ and ‘Comptonesplace’, of whom held and by what service is unknown. Newport by Berkeley, fairs at St. Thomas the Martyr and St. Mathias, annual value 12d. Murcott, 1 toft and 1 carucate, held for life by John Harsefeld by the grant of Richard, with reversion to him, of the castle of St. Briavels by a rent of 5s., no value beyond the rent. Slimbridge, Kingston, Gossington and Hurst, 1 messuage, 2 carucates in the manor, of whom held and the service unknown, annual value £3. Elizabeth, wife of Richard earl of Warwick, aged 26 years and more, is his daughter and the heir to all the above. Thomas de Berkeley, knight, grandfather of Thomas de Berkeley, knight, once held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Berkeley, Ham, Appleridge, Alkington, Hinton, Wotton under Edge, Symonds Hall, Cam, Coaley, Upton St. Leonards and Slimbridge, the hundred of Berkeley, view of frankpledge, and the advowsons of Wotton and Slimbridge and by a fine of 1349 [CP 25/1/77/67, no. 294] granted them to William de Syde, Walter Goldemere and David de Melkesham. They regranted the premises to Thomas the grandfather for life with successive remainders to Maurice de Berkeley his son and his heirs male, with heirs male of Thomas the grandfather by Katherine his wife and his right heirs. The fine and Edward III’s licence for the grants were shown to the jurors. Thomas the grandfather held all his life and after his death Maurice entered the premises. He married Elizabeth and had two sons, Thomas the subject of this inquisition and James. James married another Elizabeth and had issue another James. The elder James died and Maurice died. Thomas succeeded to the premises and held them all his life. He died without heirs male and James should now succeed as next heir male. All are held of the king in chief by the service of 2 1/2 knight’s fees. Thomas the grandfather also held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Hurste, and 22 marks rent from Robert le Fitzpayn, knight, from his manor of Frampton on Severn, and also £12 10s. rent from certain tenants of his manor of Cam, namely Thomas Lellebourne, Simon Wauter, Mabel Mody, Lucy Mody, John Abovestret, John Callan, Walter de Shedwall, Alice atte Wodehende, Roger de Mortymer, William de Wydy, Walter Martyn, Robert le Bacheler, Edward Golde, John le Man and Joan his wife, John Hobbes, Richard le Man and John his son, William le Wrothe and Joan his wife, Thomas atte Wode, William Richard, John le Kyng, Robert Oldelynch, Adam atte Halle and Richard Broke. By his charter dated at Beverston on 28 Sept. 1338 he, Thomas the grandfather, granted the manor of Hurst with all the rents of tenants to Maurice his son, Elizabeth wife of Maurice, and the heirs male of their bodies, and they should now descend to James, son of James, son of Maurice, as above.
C 138/28, no. 50
E 149/109, no. 7


JOHN WHALESBROWE
817
Writ 17 Jan. 1418.
DEVON. Inquisition. Great Torrington 29 Jan
Jointly with Joan his wife he held 15s.8d. rent from messuages, lands and services in Berrynarbor, by the grant of John Greynevyle, knight, John Ralegh and Walter Coggan, vicar of Poughill, by their charter shown to the jurors and dated at Whalesborough on 18 Aug. 1401 to hold for the life of Joan. He died on 10 Jan. last. Thomas his son and heir was aged 13 years on 3 May last.
818
Writ 17 Jan. 1418.
This inquisition is almost entirely illegible. For the findings see CCR 1413–9, pp.420–2.
C 138/28, no. 51


THOMAS WYNTERESHULL
819
Writ 26 Nov. 1417.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Kingsclere 2 April 1418
He held in his demesne in fee tail in chief of Henry IV the manor of Frobury, which Philippa de Nevill gave with other holdings to William Wyntreshull and Beatrice his wife and the heirs of their bodies. They held by the form of a gift of the time of peace of Henry III. A fine was levied at Wilton in 1249 [CP 25/1/283/12, no. 289] between William and Beatrice and Philippa, granting it to William and Beatrice, with remainder to Walter their son, and so it passed to Thomas his son, William his son, Thomas brother of William, and to Thomas his son, the one named in the writ. It is held of the king by service of keeping the door of the queen’s chamber, annual value £8 9d. He also held in fee tail the manor of Eastleigh which Beatrice gave to William de Wyntereshull her son and the heirs of his body in the time of Edward I. It descended as above, and is held of William de Ros by the rent of a pair of gilt spurs at Easter, annual value £17 16s.1/2d. He died on 12 Jan. 1400. Thomas his son and heir is aged 24 years and more. Joan widow of Thomas and John de Waterton held the manors until her death, then John de Waterton held until his own death. Since then John’s executors have held. Their names and title to the manors are unknown.
820
Writ 26 Nov. 1417.
He held of Henry IV in fee tail by knight service, amounts unknown, the manor of Puttenham, annual value £6 17s. and half the manor of Bramley, annual value £18 2s.11 1/2d. They were given to William Wyntershull and Beatrice his wife by Philippa de Nevill, by the fine as above, as 1 carucate in Bramley,… path and Wonersh, with all the tenement which Lucy de Fay held in dower in Bramley of the heirs of Philipp a. After the death of Lucy they held in their demesne as of fee. The premises descended to Edmund de Wyntershull their son, then to Walter his brother and heir, Thomas his son, William his son, Thomas his brother, Thomas his son being the Thomas named in the writ, and now to Thomas his son. He also held in fee tail the manor of Burpham which Beatrice gave to Walter her son. It is held of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value 113s.4d. It descended as above. Date of death, heir and tenure since his death as above.
C 138/29, no. 52


ADAM FRAUNCEYS, KNIGHT
821
Writ 21 March 1417.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Stratford 17 April
Thomas de Pateshalle held the manor of Ruckholt in his demesne as of fee and by a fine of 1359 [CP 25/1/66/211, no. 1214] granted it to Adam Fraunceys, citizen of London, and Agnes his wife for their lives with successive remainders to Robert Fraunceys and his heirs and Adam Fraunceys and the heirs of his body. They died, Robert without heirs of his body, Adam junior entered and held in fee tail of the earldom of Warenne, service unknown, annual value £12. Thomas de Langton and Henry de Burreforde held the manor of Shabhames in their demesne as of fee and granted it to Adam Fraunceys and Agnes his wife with remainders as above. So Adam Fraunceys junior held it of Hugh lord Burnell and the abbey of Stratford, service unknown, annual value £14. He died on 21 March last. Agnes wife of William Porter, knight, and Elizabeth wife of Thomas Charleton, are his daughters and heirs, aged 30 years and more and 24 years and more.
822
Writ 21 March 1417.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark 1 May
By the courtesy of England after the death of Margaret his wife he held a garden in Southwark, between the tenement formerly of Thomas Croydone to the west, the common pond to the east, the tenement formerly of John de Kyretone to the north and the highway from St. George’s to Bermondsey to the south, of the king in burgage as all Southwark is held, annual value 5s.; also 25 a., 3 1/2 roods, 17 1/2 perches, 3 1/2 inches of land of the king in chief in free burgage, annual value 33s.5d. Date of death and heirs as above.
823
Writ 21 March 1417.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Tempsford 6 April 1417
He held in his demesne as of fee tail the manor of Eyworth, and 1 messuage, 1 toft and other lands, meadows and pastures called ‘Pyrleys’ in Eyworth by the grant of William de Halden and John Usshere, late citizens of London, to him and the heirs of his body. He granted them to John Cherche, William Burgh and Robert Burnham and their heirs. They granted them to John Pyke, John Selman junior, Thomas Gyldspyn, John Bole and John Wryght, and they in turn to William Porter, knight, Thomas Charleton, Robert Neuport, John Selman senior, Roger Hunte, Thomas Fekyngham and John Churche and their heirs. Robert Neuport died and the others still hold, of the manor of Lord de Grey, service unknown, annual value £20, the other premises of John Cockayne of his manor of Hatley, service unknown. Date of death and heirs as above.
824
Writ 21 March 1417.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Islington 16 April
He held in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief by knight service after the death of Adam Fraunceys, late citizen of London: Edmonton, the manor with 20 cartloads of wood in the outer park, in Enfield, formerly of Humphrey Bohun, late earl of Hereford, by the grant of Robert Belknap and John Wrothe, junior, made with royal licence [CPR 1367–70, pp.312–3] to Adam Fraunceys, citizen of London, for life with remainder to Adam the son and the heirs of his body, annual value £21 9s.4d. Also 2 messuages, 236 a. arable, 63 a. meadow, 21 a. pasture and 50s. rent there by the grant of Thomas Langton and John Pyte to hold for life with remainder to Adam the son, as 1 knight’s fee, rendering 13s.4d. yearly at the exchequer, annual value 10 marks. Edmonton, Tottenham and Enfield, 4 messuages, 4 carucates, 193 1/2 a. meadow in the common marsh, 166 a. wood and 1 rood pasture, 46 a., 3 roods of great wood, 120 a. underwood and £4 18s.1d. rent formerly of William de Causton and Roger de Depeham, by the grant of William Halden and John Osekyn, citizens of London, Thomas Beston, formerly vicar of Edmonton, Thomas Pateshull, chaplain, and John Ussher, annual value £26 14s.8d. He also held in his demesne in fee tail after the death of Adam Fraunceys, late citizen of London, 1 messuage, 38 a., 10 a. meadow and 2 a. pasture in Edmonton by the grant of John Ussher and William de Ancroft to Adam, Adam the son and the heirs of his body. This messuage etc. were formerly held by Thomas Piphurst and Joan his wife. Before he acquired the manor he held them of William de Say of the manor. After he acquired the manor they were held of the king in chief, annual value 23s.8d. Date of death and heirs as above.
825
Writ 21 March 1417.
LONDON. Inquisition. Guildhall 24 April
After the death of Margaret his wife, he held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of his daughters, Agnes wife of William Porter, knight, and Elizabeth wife of Thomas Charleton in free burgage as all London is held: 5 messuages, 8 shops with cellars and solars in the parishes of St. Peter Westcheap and St. Mary Magdalen Milk Street, annual value £20; 2 stalls, 20 messuages, 4 shops with cellars and solars, and £7 5s.10d. rent in the parishes of St. Pancras, All Hallows London Wall, St. Michael Bassishaw, St. Swithin, St. Mildred Bread Street, St. Mary Colechurch, St. Michael Queenhithe, St. Alphege within Cripplegate, St. Mary Aldermary, St. Andrew Hubbard, All Hallows Bread Street, St. Mary Magdalen Milk Street, St. Peter Westcheap, St. Martin Pomery, St. Ethelburga within Bishopsgate, St. Botolph Aldersgate, All Hallows Barking, All Hallows at the Hay, St. Michael Paternoster, of the king in chief in free burgage, annual value £40 6s.8d. Elizabeth and Agnes are the daughters and heirs of Margaret. He held in his demesne as of fee in free burgage various tenements which William de Leyre once held, by the grant of Ralph Jorgens, knight, in St. Lawrence Jewry parish with shops in St. Lawrence Jewry lane, with appurtenances in Milk Street which Massenta widow of William de Winton, late citizen of London held for life; 2 1/2 marks rent from lands and houses which John Redyng, leatherseller of London held, by the grant of Ralph Balle and Isabel de Sancto Albano in St. Martin Pomery parish in Ironmonger Lane in which Adam Stable afterwards lived; 20s. rent from a tenement which John Horsford formerly held in All Hallows parish in Thames Street; the mansion with houses which John Chirche holds for life by the grant of Adam in All Hallows parish in Thames Street. These tenements, rents and reversions he gave to Thomas Charleton, senior, Thomas Thorneburgh, John Hervy, William Apsly, John Shordyche senior, John Shordyche junior, now deceased, and John Selman and John Chirche, who survive, to them and their heirs to hold at the will and disposal of Adam, acting faithfully and fulfilling the conditions as appears by charter of feoffment and indentures shown to the jurors. By virtue of this and attornment John Chirche, Thomas Charleton senior, Thomas Thorneburgh, John Horvyn, William Apsley, John Shordyche, senior and junior, John Selman and John Churche held. John Selman and John Chirche held for the life of Adam, and still hold. When he died Adam held in fee tail to himself and the heirs of his body, in free burgage, by inheritance from Adam Fraunceys late citizen of London, his father, to him and his heirs, 1 tenement, 3 mansions, 13 shops with cellars, solars and other appurtenances in the parishes of St. Michael Cornhill, annual value £9; St. Lawrence Jewry lane, 6s.9d.; St. Michael Bassishaw, £4 5s.4d.; St. Stephen Walbrook 16s.; St. Michael Queenhithe £5 3s.10d.; St. Mary Aldermary 36s.8d.; St. Mary Somerset £13 3s.4d.; Westcheap in St Mary Magdalen Milk Street £6 6s.8d.; £8 3s. rent from various tenements in St. Michael Bassishaw, St. Mary Aldermary, St. James Garlickhythe, St. Michael Queenhithe, St. Michael Cornhill, St. John Walbrook, St. Mary Somerset, St. Lawrence Jewry, St. Pancras, St. Olave ‘on the bridge’, St. Michael Paternoster, All Hallows Honey Lane, St. Mary Colechurch, St. Mildred Poultry, St. Michael le Querne and St. Giles Cripplegate parishes. Date of death and heirs as above.
C 138/29, no. 53
E 149/110, no. 9


THOMAS BROOK, KNIGHT
826
Writ 3 Feb. 1418.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Swindon 9 May
He held nothing in Wiltshire. He died on 24 Jan. last. Thomas Brook, esquire, is his son and heir, aged 26 years and more.
827
Writ 3 Feb. 1418.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 9 March
Thomas Lond and John Adam held the following in their demesne as of fee by the grant of Thomas Brook, and by their charter dated at Holditch on 19 Feb. 1416 granted then to Thomas, Joan his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and his right heirs. Holcombe Burnell, the manor, of Lord le Despenser, service unknown, annual value £6. Bornacott, 1 messuage, 80 a. arable, 30 a. meadow, 100 a. pasture, of William Palton, knight, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Exeter, a tenement called ‘Gervesplace’ of the king at fee farm, annual value 20s. Holditch, the manor, of Philip son and heir of John Courtenay, a minor in the king’s ward, by knight service, annual value £20. He held for life 8 messuages, 4 carucates, 40 a. meadow, 100 a. pasture, 100 a. wood and 50s. rent in Holcombe Burnell, ‘Uppecotesnellard’, Beam, Morchard Bishop, Collingsdown, Cheriton by Ottery St. Mary and the manors of Iddesleigh and Ashreigney, granted to him for his life by Richard Cheddre son and heir of Robert Cheddre by a deed, dated on 20 June 1407, stating that Thomas and Joan his wife, mother of Richard held the premises for her life with reversion to him. In ‘Uppecotesnellard’ 1 messuage, 60 a. arable, 20 a. meadow and 80 a. pasture are held of John Arundell, esquire, service unknown, annual value 20s. The other premises in ‘Uppecotesnellard’, Beam, Morchard Bishop, Collingsdown and Cheriton are held of Robert Chalouners, knight, service unknown, annual value £6 13s.4d.; the manors of Iddesleigh and Ashreigney of Lord le Despenser, service unknown, annual values 100s. and £12. Date of death and heir as above.
828
Writ 3 Feb. 1418.
By the grant of Thomas Londe and John Adam by their charter dated at Holditch on 19 Feb. 1416, he held jointly with Joan his wife, to them, the heirs of their bodies and his right heirs, 17 messuages, 21 shops, 4 cellars, 1 ‘tentor’, with the land adjoining, the reversion of a tenement held for life by John Preston and 10s.10d. rent from the tenements formerly of Thomas Lyouns and Master Simon Uphull, namely that of Lyouns 7s.6d. and that of Master Simon 3s.4d., and 120 tenements and the advowson of St. Lawrence Bristol, described as all the lands etc. of William Somerwell in Bristol, held by Thomas and John by the grant of Thomas Brook. They are held of the king in chief in free burgage, except the reversion from John Preston, held of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, annual values, messuages 6s.8d. each, shops 3s.4d., cellars 3s.4d., tentor 3s.4d. He also held for life 160 tenements which were held by Roger Sewarde and William Draper, who gave them to Robert Cheddre and Joan then his wife. They held in fee tail and had issue Richard. Robert died and Joan married Thomas Brook. Then Richard Cheddre by his deed dated 14 Jan. 1401 granted them with warranty to Sir Thomas for life with reversion to himself. The advowson and 120 of the 160 tenements are held of the king in free burgage, the remaining tenements of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England. Date of death and heir as above.
829
Writ 3 Feb. 1418.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Thornbury 7 April(?)
Jointly with Joan his wife and her heirs by Robert Cheddre, formerly her husband, he held the manor of Down Hatherley by the grant of Edmund Pyne, Edward Swyft and Walter Sander by their charter dated 6 May 1388. It is held of the heirs of Lord Despenser, service unknown, annual value £10. Similarly he held half the manor of Aust and 2 messuages, 2 carucates, 1 virgate, 46 a. meadow, 20 a. wood and 20 a. pasture in Coates, Aylburton, Rangeworthy and Iron Acton, by the grant of Ralph Persevall and Edmund Pyne by their charter dated 31 May 1389. The half manor of Aust is held of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value £20; 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 1 virgate, 36 a. meadow and 10 a. wood in Rangeworthy of the lord of Thornbury, service unknown, annual value 60s.; 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 1 virgate, 36 a. meadow, 10 a. wood and 20 a. pasture in Coates, Aylburton and Iron Acton of Robert Poyns, service unknown, annual value £4. In right of Joan he held 1 messuage, 60 a. arable, 12 a. meadow and 20 a. pasture in Compton Greenfield of John Berkeley, knight, service unknown, annual value 8s. Date of death and heir as above.
830
Writ 5 Feb. 1418.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 3 April
Jointly with Joan his wife he held 16s. rent from lands and tenements in Loscombe held in fee by William Kyngeston, and the manors of Cotley and Woolmington which Thomas Lond and John Adam granted by their charter as above [no. 827] to Thomas and Joan and heirs of their bodies. Cotley manor is held of the bishop of Salisbury of his manor of Sherborne, service unknown, annual value £10. Woolmington manor of the same bishop of his manor of Chardstock, service unknown, annual value £6. The rent is of no value beyond the 16s. and is not held of anyone. He held for life the manor and advowson of Child Okeford; 1 tenement, 12 a. arable, 6 a. meadow in Shillingstone; and 1 toft and 6 a. in Fiddleford, by the grant of Richard son and heir of Robert Cheddre by his deed dated 5 May 1490, with successive remainders to Thomas brother of Richard Cheddre, his heirs male and the right heirs of Richard. They are held of Thomas earl of Salisbury, services unknown, annual values Child Okeford £16, Shillingstone 60s., Fiddleford 20s. Date of death and heir as above.
831
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Yeovil 1 April 1418
Jointly with Joan his wife to them and the heirs of their bodies he held the manors of St. Michael Church, Stowell, Fydoak, Brook Montacute, West Bagborough and Sewardswick, 28 messuages, 5 tofts, 1 carucate, 380 a. arable, 111 a. meadow and 208 a. pasture in Chard, Crymelford and Taunton by the grant of Thomas Lond and John Adam as above [no. 828]. St. Michael Church is held of the king of the honor of Trowbridge of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service; Stowell of Robert Hill of Spaxton, service unknown, annual value £10; Brook Montacute of John Bamfeld, service unknown, annual value £4; West Bagborough of Hugh Luttrell, knight, service unknown, annual value £20; Sewardswick of the abbot of Glastonbury, service unknown, annual value £10; 27 messuages, 4 tofts, 1 carucate, 80 a. arable, 45 a. meadow and 8 a. pasture in Chard of the bishop of Bath and Wells of his manor of Chard, service unknown, annual value £10; 1 toft, 300 a. arable, 60 a. meadow and 200 a. pasture in Chard of John Speke, service unknown, annual value 100s.; 1 messuage in Taunton of the bishop of Winchester of his manor of Taunton, service unknown, annual value 20s.; and 6 a. meadow in Crymelford of John Deneland, service unknown, annual value 10s. Also jointly with Joan, by the grant of John Chidiok, he held the manor of Kingston by Yeovil of William Carent service unknown, annual value £20 10s.3d. They also held to them and the heirs of Joan by Robert Cheddre, her late husband: the manors of Avill, Alston Sutton, Lympsham, Cheddar and Aldwick, and 106 messuages, 2 mills, 20 carucates, 46 a. arable, 180 a. meadow, 40 a. pasture, 46 a. wood and £10 13s.4d. rent in Blagdon, Wrington, Bourne, Rickford, Westbury Leigh, Bradford, Butcombe, Langford, Churchill, Huntspill, Axbridge, Cocklake, Clewer, Wedmore, Nyland, Sandford, Maxmill, Winscombe, Winterhead, Barton, Woodborough, Compton Bishop, Draycott, Bruton, Rolston, Rowborough, North Curry, Taunton, Hawkridge, Monkton, Chapel Allerton, Alston Sutton, Badgworth, Compton Dando, Christon, Uphill and Winford, and the advowson of St. Mary’s chantry in St. Andrew’s church, Cheddar. Of these Edmund Pyne, Edward Swyft and Walter Sander formerly held the manors of Avill, Alston Sutton, Lympsham and Cheddar, and other lands, shops and tenements in Huntspill, Axbridge, Cocklake, Clewer, Wedmore, Nyland, Sandford, Maxmill, Winscombe, Winterhead, Barton, Woodborough, Compton Bishop, Draycott, Bruton, Rolston, Rowborough, and the advowson of the chantry in their demesne as of fee, and also the manor of Avill by Dunster, 31 messuages, 1 mill, 8 carucates, 160 a. meadow, 200 a. pasture, 10 a. wood and 70s. rent, and by their charter dated 26 May 1388 granted them to Thomas Brook, knight, and Joan his wife with remainder to the heirs of her body by Robert Cheddre her late husband, and Thomas held them at his death. William Cheddre of Bristol, Roger Seward and William Drapere, clerk, held the lands in North Curry, Taunton, Hawkridge, Monkton, Chapel Allerton, Alston Sutton, Badgworth, Compton Dando, Christon, Uphill and Winford, and gave them to Robert Cheddre and Joan then his wife. She married Thomas Brook. In her right he held the manor of Norton Beauchamp and the advowsons of Christon, Uphill and Winford, and jointly with her he held the manor and advowson of Thorn Falcon, and half the manors of Winford and Tarnock by the gift of Ralph Persevall and Edmund Pyne to them and the heirs of the body of Joan by Robert Cheddre, and the manor of Kingston by Yeovil by the demise of John Chidiok for their lives. The manor of Thorn Falcon is held of the dean and chapter of Wells, annual value £20, the half manor of Tarnock of Thomas Pomeray, knight, annual value £10, and the half manor of Winford of the earl of Devon, annual value £6, services all unknown. By a fine of 1380 [CP 25/1/200/30, no. 28] William Cheddre senior, Roger Seward and William Draper, clerk, granted to Robert Cheddre, Joan his wife and Richard their son the reversion of the manor of Ubley, which John Stoke held for life with reversion to them, the manors of Hinton Blewitt, Stone Easton, Chilcompton and Stoney Littleton, half the manor of Midsomer Norton, a 3rd part of the bailiwick of the hundred of Chewton, and 1 virgate, 12 a. meadow, in Wellow, Peglinch, Hassage, Woodborough, Shascombe and Cameley, and the advowson of Hinton Blewitt. Ubley is held of the king of the honor of Wallingford of the duchy of Cornwall by knight service, annual value £16; the manor and advowson of Hinton Blewitt, and Stone Easton manor of Lord Despenser, annual value £8; Chilcompton of the bishop of Salisbury, annual value £10; Stoney Littleton manor and the lands in Peglinch, Hassage, Woodborough, Shascombe and Cameley of Walter Hungerford, knight, annual value £6; the half manor of Midsomer Norton of the lord of Batcombe, annual value £13 6s.8d.; and the third part of the bailiwick of the hundred of Chewton of William Bonevill, knight, annual value 6s.8d., services apart from Ubley, all unknown.
C 138/29, no. 54


ELLIS WEBSTER
832
26 Oct. 1417.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Grimsby 4 Nov
Ellis Webster, an alien, died at Roxton in the parish of Immingham on 14 Sept. 1416 holding in the dower of Emma, his wife, a 3rd part of a messuage and bovate in Roxton, of John Cotes of Little Cotes by suit of court at Roxton every 3 weeks and a rent of 12d. payable by equal parts at Easter and Christmas, annual value 3s.4d. It was taken into the king’s hands because he was not a liege subject.
C 138/29, no. 55


THOMAS MORLEY, KNIGHT
833
Writ 23 May 1417.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Debenham 23 Aug
He held in his demesne as of fee 2 parts of the manor of Framsden and the reversion of the 3rd part which Parnel widow of Robert Morley his father holds in dower, of the king in chief of the honor of Chester, annual values, the manor £20, 2 parts £13 6s.8d. He died on 5 June last. Margaret his daughter and heir was aged 45 weeks on Wednesday last.
834
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Hingham 18 Aug 1417
Peter de Ty, knight, held the manor of Morley in his demesne as of fee and granted it to Robert Morley, Joan his wife and their heirs male, with remainder to Robert son of Robert and the heirs male of his body. Robert and Joan died without heirs male of their bodies. Thomas was the next heir male being the son of Robert, son of Robert, son of Robert. He held 2 parts. It is held of Lord Morley by knight service, annual value of the 2 parts £13 6s.8d. [£4 8s.10 1/2d. in E 149]. He died on 5 June last without heirs male. Robert is his brother and heir, aged 22 years and more. He held the manor and advowson of Reydon by Diss jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives him, to them and the heirs of their bodies by the grant of Robert Morley his father. It is held of Lord Morley by knight service, annual value £10. Margaret his daughter is his next heir in blood, aged 45 weeks on this Wednesday.
C 138/29, no. 57
E 149/111, no 4


KATHERINE WIDOW OF HUMPHREY STAFFORD, ESQUIRE
835
ex officio
Katherine widow of Humphrey Stafford held the manors of Blackborough and Woodford by the grant of Thomas Tille and John Chirchehill by a fine of 1377 [CP 25/1/288/50, no. 806] between them and John Cobbeham of Blackborough and Katherine then his wife by which Thomas and John granted them back and rendered them in court, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies with successive remainders to the heirs of the body of John Cobbeham, William de Bonevill, knight, for life, William son of William Bonevill, John brother of William son of William, the heirs of the body of each in turn, and the right heirs of John Cobbeham. John Cobbeham, William Bonevill and William his son died without heirs of their bodies. John Bonevill had issue William Bonevill, knight. Katherine afterwards married Humphrey Stafford and held Woodford of William le Souche, son and heir of William le Souche, knight, a minor in the king’s ward, of the castle of Totnes by knight service, annual value 20 marks; and Blackborough of Edward earl of Devon by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Katherine died on 8 Aug. 1417. William Bonevill, knight, son and heir of John, is aged 24 years and more.
836
Commission to William Frye and John Bosun to inquire into the holdings of Katherine, 16 Feb. 1418 [CPR 1416–22, p.140].
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 2 April 1419
She held the manor of Blackborough and Woodford by the grant of Thomas Tille and John Chirchehull, as above. The manor of Blackborough extends in Kentisbeare, half of which manor is held of the prior of Christchurch, service unknown, annual value £8, and the other half of Robert Chalouners, knight, service unknown, annual value 8 marks; the manor of Woodford of William son and heir of William la Zouche, knight, of the castle of Totnes, annual value 20 marks. She also held for life 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 6 a. meadow in Foxhill, and 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 10 a. meadow in Cockhayes, by the grant of John Whytyng with remainder to himself. He is still living. Foxhill is held of Fulk, son and heir of Fulk Fitzwaryn, a minor in the king’s ward, by knight service, annual value 40s., Cockhayes of Robert Chalouners, knight, service unknown, annual value 40s. She died on 1 Aug. 1417. Robert Wyke is her son and heir aged 24 years and more. William Bonvile is aged 24 years and more. He held the premises from her death until 16 July 1418. John Everard has held since then.
837
Writ 12 Oct. 1417.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bath 18 Oct
John Churchehulle, esquire, held the manor of Yeovilton in his demesne as of fee and granted it to John de Cobbeham, knight, Katharine his wife, the heirs of their bodies and his right heirs. John died 16 and more years past. Katharine continued to hold it until she died on 8 Aug. 1416 without heirs by John. Katharine wife of Walter Hungerford, knight, and Eleanor wife of William Talbot, knight, daughters of Thomas Peverell, son of Elizabeth, one daughter of John de Cobbeham, father of James de Cobbeham, father of John, father of John, knight, husband of Katharine; and Isabel wife of Robert Hulle of Spaxton, daughter of Richard, son of John Inkepen, son of Philippa, the 2nd daughter of John de Cobbeham, father of James, and John Baumpfeld son of Thomas Baumpfeld, brother of John son of John Baumpfeld, son of Isabel the 3rd daughter of John de Cobbeham, are the kinsfolk and heirs of John de Cobbeham, late husband of Katharine Stafford. Katherine Hungerford, Eleanor, Isabel and John Baumpfeld are all aged 30 years and more. Of whom the manor, annual value £20 3s.4d., is held is unknown. William Bonvyll, knight, has taken the profits since her death on 8 Aug. 1417. What other holdings she had in Somerset is unknown.
838
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 20 Jan 1418
She held the manor of Yeovilton by the grant of Thomas Tille and John Churchehulle by a fine of 1377 as above [no. 835]. Henry Goulde and Walter Walsshe held half the manor of Lillesdon in their demesne as of fee, and 8 1/2 marks rent which John Beauchamp, knight, and Joan his wife rendered for a messuage, land, garden and close. John and Joan held these premises of Henry and Walter for the term of their lives by their grant. By a deed of 21 Sept. 1380 they granted them to William Bonvill, knight, for life with successive remainders to Richard brother of John, son of William Bonvill, for his life, then to John Cobbeham, Katharine his wife and the heirs of his body, and finally to William Bonevile, knight, and his heirs and assigns.
839
ex officio
She held in dower for life 2 messuages, 40 a. arable and meadow, and 3s. rent in Hilton, by assignment of Elizabeth Charleton, daughter and heir of John de Cobbeham, knight, with reversion to herself. She died on 14 Oct. 1400 without heirs of her body. Katherine wife of Walter Hungerford, knight, Eleanor wife of William Talbot, knight, Isabel wife of Robert Hille of Spaxton and Thomas Bamfelde are the next heirs of Elizabeth Charleton, daughter of John de Cobbeham, late husband of Katharine … as above [no. 837]. They are of full age, Katharine Hungerford, Eleanor Talbot and Isabel Hille 26 years and more, John son of John Bamfeld, son of Isabel, 3rd daughter, 30 years and more. The premises are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 25s.7d. She died on 8 Aug. 1417. Walter Charleton has taken the issues in the meantime.
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E 149/109, no. 6


THOMAS DYSTER
840
Copy of CIPM XIX, no. 1015.
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 former inquisition [CIPM XIX, no. 1015, quoted with writ], and concealed; of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 32s. William Harwedon has held and taken the profits and is answerable for them.
Writ of 1 May 1413 committing the custody and marriage of Helen, daughter and heir of Thomas Dystere, late citizen and mercer of London, who held in chief, to Robert Morton, esquire, rendering the value to be agreed with the treasurer before Michaelmas then next following, by Edmund Fitzwilliam and Thomas Clarell of Yorkshire, mainpernors. [CFR 1413–22, p.17; and nos.672–3 above] Helen sister and heir of Thomas is now aged 13 years and more.
Writ of 9 June 1413, as on 12 Jan. 1413 Henry IV committed the custody and marriage to Thomas Burton of London, and no agreement was made with him as to the payment of the treasurer, the same is now committed to Robert Morton, esquire, who has agreed with the treasurer [CPR 1413–16, pp.21–22].
Protection for Robert Morton, going overseas, 9 May 1416. Order to escheator to take the premises into the king’s hands, 20 Oct. 1417. Commission to John Cokayn and others [CPR 1416–22, p.206], 11 Feb. 1419, and incomplete inquisition, findings as above. Helen wife of John Hertwell, citizen of London, under age in the king’s ward, is heir.
C 138/29, no. 60


THOMAS TORELL
841
Writ for proof of age of Thomas son and heir of Richard Torell. The executors of Roger Haldenby, clerk, and John Bray of Felsted to whom Henry IV granted the custody of 2 parts of the manor of Little Thurrock called Torelles’, [CFR 1405–13, pp.27–8] should be informed. 18 Oct. 1417.
ESSEX. Proof of age. Chelmsford 12 Nov
The jurors say that Thomas was born at Downham on 21 Sept. 1395 and baptised there on the same day, and is therefore aged 21 years and more. Asked how they knew this: Thomas Loy, 1st juror, aged 42 years and more, said that he had a daughter Joan baptised on that day in the church at Terling. John Olde, 2nd juror, 43 and more, said that Juliana his wife had a daughter, Tamsin, that day and she was baptised at Vange (? Vungre) that day. Roger Stacy, 3rd juror, 43 and more, was in the church and remembered the day because a new bell was then hung in Downham church. William Davy, 4th juror, 42 and more, said that Joan his sister was buried at High Roding that day. John Sudbery, 5th juror, 43 and more. He was then presented by Philippa the duchess to the office of reeve of the boon works of Downham. Nicholas Michiell, 6th juror, 42 and more, married Agnes his wife on that day. John Rotour, senior, 7th juror, 43 and more, was in the church, and his son Oliver was almost crushed by a cart laden with cork. Richard Oseberne, 8th juror, 43 and more, William his brother, a chaplain, celebrated his first mass in Downham church. John Shobery, 9th juror, 43 and more, his wife Joan was churched that day. John Sawen, 10th juror, 42 and more said that the church was damaged by the wind that day. John Multon, 11th juror, aged 43 and more, and Geoffrey Hook, 12th juror, 46 and more, held large candles during the ceremony. Richard Haldenby, John late chaplain of the ‘White Chapell’ outside Aldgate, executors of Roger Haldenby, and Christina Bray, Richard parson of Beauchamp Roding, John vicar of Felsted and John Eldres, executors of John Bray, were warned to be at Chelmsford on 12 Nov. as the writ required but did not come either in person or by attorney.
C 138/29, no. 61


JOHN CROYDON
842
Writ for proof of age, John Croydon of London, son of Thomas, son of Agnes, sister of Benet, father of Richard de Fulsham, kinsman and heir of Richard, who held in chief, claims to have been born in London and baptised in St. Margaret’s church, Bridge Street. 3 Dec. 1417.
William [MS torn], aged 66, says that John was born as above stated, and was aged 40 years on 3 May last. At that time he William took to farm from John’s father the mansion where he now lives and so remembers the date. John Duraunt, aged 63, agrees and knows because at that time he John Duraunt, was apprenticed to John Filers, grocer of London, and so remembers. Robert Whaplode and John Fournays, aged 62 and 65, remember because at that time [1377] all persons of both sexes, aged 14 and more, had to pay the king 4d. Thomas Doslee, aged 64, says that Albreda the wife of Richard Sutton, citizen and stockfishmonger of London, was sought to wash and attend John. Hugh Brewes and Thomas Bridbroke, aged 63 and 67, saw several women taking wine to the father’s house, to visit and comfort the mother. Robert Rigdon, aged 66, married his first wife on that day. John Elys, aged 67, had a son John now deceased born that day. William Beverich, aged 68, said that he remembered that there were that year in London in the month of May two fine ridings, of the fishmongers and goldsmiths, all parading and celebrating on horseback as was never before seen. John Redyng, aged 63, knows because the parson of St. Margaret’s church at that time was asked to come and baptise John. John Foweler, aged 66, said that his father was godfather.
C 138/29, no. 62


WILLIAM DE LA POLE
843
Writ for proof of age, of William, brother and heir of Michael de la Pole, late earl of Suffolk. Katharine widow of the late earl, Thomas Erpyngham and William Phelipp, knights, Robert Bolton, clerk, Thomas Frampton, clerk, who had custody of all the castles, honors, manors etc., should be informed. 12 Nov. 1417.
SUFFOLK. Proof of age. Eye 7 Feb 1418
The jurors say that he was born at Cotton and baptised there and was aged 21 years on 16 Oct. last. John Knyvet, aged 57 years and more, knows this because he carried a lighted torch from the manor of Cotton to the church. Thomas Misterton, 55 and more, was present in the church and saw William Burgate, knight, acting as godfather. Immediately after the baptism he gave a gilt basin and ewer to William and gave his nurse 20s. in silver. Thomas Poley, 58 and more says that there was such a great and fierce wind that all were fearful for the safety of their houses after the baptism. Robert Stokton, 48 and more, held the stirrup of William Burgate, knight, the godfather, when he dismounted from his palfrey in the churchyard. Peter Ardeley, 60 and more, carried a silver basin and ewer to the church for water for the baptism. John Tendryng, 49 and more, met men and women coming from the church, who told him of the baptism. Edmund Bedyngfeld, 59 and more, was present at the manor and saw William Wynkefeld, the other godfather, give William a silver bell, and his nurse 6s.8d. Robert Leversegge, 60 and more, carried a torch from the manor to the church. Robert Thorp, 47 and more, Katherine daughter of William Burgate, knight, was married to John Bokewode (?) esquire, and he was at the wedding in Burgate that same day. John Framelyngham, 54 and more, had a son Robert born on the day of the baptism … Simon Blyaunt 60 and more, carried 2 silver jars to the church with Clarry and Malmsey. William Garveys, 61 and more, was chief butler of the late earl at Cotton. William Elmham, knight, was staying there, and seeing how he, William Garveys was occupied with the lavish entertainment, to the honour of the late earl, of the godfathers and others of his, the earl’s court staying there for the birth of William de la Pole, gave him 40s.
C 138/29, no. 63


MARGARET DAUGHTER OF JOHN WAREYN
844
Writ for proof of age, of Margaret daughter of John Wareyn, sister and heir of Griffin, son and heir of John Wareyn. She is in the custody of Philip de Eggerton by the grant of Roger de Acton, knight, to whom the keeping of the lands was committed [CPR 1408–13, p.465]. Philip should be informed. 1 Dec. 1417.
[Headed]: Release nothing without authority of the court. [Endorsed]: Philip de Eggerton was warned by John Gamell, Richard Dorset, John Bron and William More but did not come either in person or by attorney.
SHROPSHIRE. Proof of age. W[hitchurch] 21 Jan 1418
The jurors say that she was born at Ightfield and baptised there on 11 June 1401, and is now aged 17 years and more. Richard Sondeford, 1st juror, aged 40 and more remembers this because Thomas, his uncle, died on that day. Nicholas Sondeford, 2nd juror, 34 and more, says that Joan his mother gave birth to Thomas on that day. Roger de Cloreley, 3rd juror, 36 and more remembers that Roger his son was almost killed by a cart laden with timber at that time. William Wetenhull of Prees, 4th juror, 42 and more, William his father set out on his journey to the Promised Land on that day. Thomas Podemore of Hawkstone, 5th juror, 35 and more, Richard his brother was buried in the churchyard there on that day. Richard Skot of Prees, 6th juror, 45 and more, says that John his brother married Alice his wife at Drayton in Hales on that day. Thomas Dod, 7th juror, 39 and more, John his brother was retained for life by Lord Talbot on that day. John Clerk of Darleston, 8th juror, 50 and more, says that an ash tree from the west of the church fell on the belfry that day. Edmund del Hull, 9th juror, 40 and more, says that Agnes his wife was churched that day after the birth of a daughter. Hugh Wode, 10th juror, 32 years and more. William Lowe married Margaret his sister on that day. Jevan Gogh, 11th juror, 42 and more, Elizabeth daughter of John Hugyns was buried in the grave at Whitchurch. Robert Deykyn, 12th juror, 29 and more. Anne his daughter was baptised at Whitchurch.
C 138/29, no. 64


WILLIAM FAUCONER
845
Writ for proof of age of William son and heir of William Fauconer, esquire, who claims to have been born at Kingsclere, 24 Oct. 1417.
HAMPSHIRE. Proof of age. Southampton 10 Dec
John Clapton, (50?) says that William was born and baptised at Kingsclere and was aged 21 on 11 June last. He knows because Walter Badcok had a son called William on the same day. The other jurors confirmed this, giving the following reasons for remembering the date: William Hunt, 45, met William Drayton, knight, going to church to stand godfather. William Fremantell, 60, met Alice atte More going to church to be godmother. Thomas Place, 50, rode to Burghclere to William the parson there to ask him to be the other godfather. John Jafkyns, 58, had a son William who died that day. Walter Grey, 55, had a new house built that day. …, 60, a wedding … John Bernard, 48, … Thomas Wheler, 50, broke his right shin … dancing … … John Wodelise, junior, 48 took seisin of a tenement which he had bought from John atte Oke at that time. John Morere, 60, lost the greater part of his goods to robbers that day. [Mainly illegible].
C 138/29, no. 65


WILLIAM FOGG AND ELEANOR HIS WIFE
846
Writ for proof of age of William Fogg and Eleanor his wife, 8 Dec. 1417.
KENT. Proof of age of William son of Thomas Fogg, junior, and Eleanor his wife, one daughter and heir of Thomas Seintleger, kinsman and heir of Thomas who held in chief. Cheriton 13 Dec
The jurors say that William was born and baptised at Cheriton and was aged 21 on 31 Oct. last, and give the following reasons for their knowledge: John Stace Smyth, aged 50 years and more, had a son John who died 3 days after the birth of William. William Chapman, 45 and more, married Alice in that year. Peter Holbem, 60 and more, says that there was a pestilence in the summer before, and that was 21 years ago … William Ron.. 48 and more … at Michaelmas before … Richard Norys, 54 and more, said that Thomas Fogg made William Newyngton parson on 31 Oct. 1396 in the presence of Richard and the parishioners. Richard atte Forde of Cheriton, 50 and more, had a daughter baptised there in that year. William Purle, 50 and more, William Keryell, esquire, one of the godfathers in the presence of William Purle and various neighbours, that Thomas Kyryell, now knight, son of William, was born in the same year and is now 21 … Henry Bagshoth, 50 and more, Agnes Bongesett, prioress of St. James’s hospital, Canterbury, died that year. Lady Clemency prioress from the death of Agnes has been so since the death of Agnes, for 21 years. William Hobey, Thomas Noreys, John Ron and John atte Forde of Cheriton say that immediately after the death of Thomas Fogg, junior, father of William, William was taken into the ward of Lord Ponynges owing to his minority, because William Fogg was found by the oaths of 12 jurors in the court of Lord Ponynges, before Thomas Ikham, then steward, to be aged 9 years and more. As Thomas died 12 years ago, William is now 21 years and more.
C 138/29, no. 66


WILLIAM YONGE
847
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Corbridge 13 Sept 1415
He held the manor of Throckley in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, 40s. yearly rent payable by the sheriff and 14d. cornage rent by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas, annual value 6 marks. He died on 6 Jan. last. William his son, aged 20 years at his death, has held it since then. His marriage is worth 100s. and he is answerable to the king for it.
E 149/105, no. 13


GEORGE SALLOWE, ESQUIRE
848
Writ to Thomas Gresley, knight, and Roger Bradshawe and Robert Twyford, esquires, ordering them to take into the king’s hands all the lands of George Sallowe, esquire, in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, and keep safely and hold inquisitions. 23 Nov. 1417 [CFR 1413–22,, p.233, cf.p.249]
DERBY. Inquisition, before Thomas Gresley, knight, and Robert Twyford, esquire. Morton 18 March 1418
He held in his demesne as of fee: Sandiacre, 4 cottages and 10 a. of arable and meadow of the king in chief by knight service and 3s. rent. Sandiacre, 1 cottage, 60 a. 3 roods, of the king in chief rendering 10s., annual values, the arable 3s. the a., and meadow 8s. the a. Stanton by Dale, 16 a. arable and meadow, 3s. rent, of the king in chief by knight service. Stanton, the manor, of William lord le Zouche, in the king’s ward, by knight service of his manor of Ilkeston, annual value 65s.3d. Breaston, 1 messuage, 2 cottages, 30 a. arable and meadow, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service and annual value unknown. Risley, 2 cottages, 4 a. arable and pasture, of William son of William under age in the king’s ward, by knight service, annual value unknown. Kirk Hallam, 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 4 bovates of the abbot… in serjeanty by a rent of 1 pair of gloves, annual value 20s. Ilkeston, 1 messuage, 2 bovates, 1 1/2 a., 1 croft, 2s. assize rent, of William le Zouche, service unknown, annual value 15s.4d. Long Eaton (Eyton in Sallowe), 6s.8d. rent, service unknown. Derby, 3s.4d. rent from 1 messuage which William Dyster holds, of the king in free burgage. Langley, 1 messuage and 1 bovate, of whom unknown, annual value 2s.6d. Spondon, 1 place, 3 messuages, 2 bovates, 18 1/2 a., 1 rood, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, annual value 10s. Locko, 1 toft, 17 a. of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, annual value 4s. Alwaston, 1 plot of meadow, service unknown, annual value 12d. Chaddesden, 1 messuage and 1 bovate, of William Fitzwilliam, under age in the king’s ward, service unknown, annual value 10s. Little Hallam, … a., 1 a. meadow, service unknown, annual value 2s. Alsop, 1 messuage, 17 a. of land and meadow, of Thomas Alsop of Alsop, service unknown, annual value 8s. Parwich, 1/4 bovate of arable and meadow, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 18d. He died on 12 Nov. 1417. Agnes is his daughter and next heir, aged 6 years and more.
C 138/29, no. 73


RICHARD DURCOTE
849
Proof of age of Richard son and heir of John Durcote, who claims to have been born at Cameley, 23 Oct. 1417.
SOMERSET. Proof of age. Fri after St
Jurors: Thomas Northlode, Henry Noreys, John Bonde, Philip Wattys, Walter Joys, John Steward, John Howys, Peter Ne…, ThomasAlewold, John Widdone … who say that Richard was born at Camely and baptised in the church there, and is now aged 22 years and more. One juror said that he was by the font during the baptism and saw John Durcote, the father, ask the parson to write the day and year of the birth in a missal, whence they know the date. Thomas Alewold and John Widdone (?), the last two jurors, aged 55 years and more, say that they made an agreement that day about various disputes, and quarrels between them, releasing all actions, and were present at the baptism and know the date by their deed. [This proof is almost entirely illegible].
C 138/29, no. 70


JOHN SKYNNER
850
KENT. Inquisition. Canterbury 14 Jan 1418
John Skynner held in his demesne as of fee a small toft in the parish of St. Marys, Northgate in the suburbs of Canterbury in the lane called ‘Thryntyngton lane’ between the tenement of the heir of John Stumhyll to the north and that of Nicholas Pende to the south, and the lane to the east. He died on 30 May last without heirs and his holding escheated to the king, annual value 4d. Thomas Sale has held and taken the profits since his death.
E 149/111, no. 1


MARGARET WIFE OF JOHN PILTON OF EFFINGHAM
851
ex officio
She died on 6 Aug. 1415 without heirs. Thomas Ingram of Esher has held the premises since her death, title unknown.
E 149/111, no. 14