Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem For the City of London: Part 1. Originally published by British Record Society, London, 1896.
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Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 15 July, 5 and 6 Philip and Mary , before Thomas Curteys, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Robert Whetston, by the oath of Thomas Lytton, Robert Lee, Henry Roberts, William Smyth, Thomas Dewxell, Robert Davies, Thomas Warren, William Dent, Walter Mekyns, George Pert, Thomas Kendall and Henry Calys, who say that
Robert Whetston was seised of 1 tenement called the three gilded Ankers, situate in Westcheape in the parish of St. Vedast, London, in the tenure of John Ayleworthe, esq., and John Keykwiche, by virtue of a demise of the said tenement made by the said Robert Whetstone to the said John Ayleworthe and John Keykwiche, by indenture dated 27 July, 4 and 5 Philip and Mary , for the term of 99 years, they paying yearly for the same £5.
The said Robert Whetstone was likewise seised of 2 other tenements in Westcheape in the said parish, in the tenures of Robert Wynche and John Willyams; and 5 messuages in Gutterlane alias Good Roone lane in the said parish, in the several tenures of Hugh Morgan, Thomas Flynt, Thomas Adams, Richard Droone and John Keykwiche; which said tenement in the tenure of the said John Keykwich, the said Robert Whetstone, by indenture dated 24 April, 1 and 2 Philip and Mary , demised to the said John Keykwiche and Elizabeth, his wife, for the term of 40 years, they paying yearly for the same 1 lb. of cherries (cerasurum).
So seised, the said Robert Whetstone, by his will dated 9 August, 4 and 5 Philip and Mary , bequeathed all the said premises to his son George Whetstone and his heirs; for default, to John Whetstone, his son and his heirs; for default, to Francis Whetston, his son and his heirs; for default, to his child unborn, if a son, and to the heirs of the said child; for default, to his son Barnard and his heirs; and lastly for default, to his right heirs for ever.
Margaret Crane, widow.
Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 20 October, 5 and 6 Philip and Mary , before Thomas Curtes, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Margaret Crane, widow, by the oath of Thomas Lytton, Ralph Davis, Henry Roberts, Thomas Warren, William Dent, Walter Mekyns, John Jackson, Thomas Dewxell, Robert Davy, Robert Lee, Henry Calleis and Francis Kelke, who say that
Before the death of the said Margaret, King Henry VIII was seised of 10 tenements and of all the gardens adjoining the same, in the several tenures of John Parker, Guy Craford, Hugh Vaughan, Edward Brisley, Margaret Dalton, John Barnard, Richard Herman, John Harrop and Adrian Biscombe, lying together within the close and precinct of the late Priory of St. Ellen within the City of London; 3 rooms in the several tenures of . . . Damarall and Emma Lawe, situate within the said close and precinct; 6 rooms, late in the several tenures of Richard Atkyns, Alice Pawle, Reginald Dene, Elizabeth Watson and William Crane, lying together in a certain alley within the said close of the said Priory; one tenement in the said close, in the tenure of John Parker; and one tenement there in the tenure of William Crane.
So seised, his Majesty, by Letters Patent dated 3 March, 31 Henry VIII , in consideration of the faithful service rendered to him by William Crane, granted all the said premises to the said William Crane and Margaret his wife, and to the heirs of the body of the said William, to hold by the service of the 20th part of a knight's fee and by the yearly rent of 34s. 8d.