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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 16

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Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 15, Richard II. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1970.

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 16

398. John Morteyn, Knight
BEDFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Melchebourne, Saturday the feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 4 Richard II.
He died on Tuesday before St. Peter’s Chains, 47 Edward III, seised of:—
Merssheton. The manor, held of Edward III in chief, as parcel of the barony of Caynho, by service of a knight’s fee.
Tyllesworth. The manor, held of Edward III in chief by service of a knight’s fee.
Richard Chamburleyn, knight, aged 60 years and more, son of Joan sister of John, his father, and Thomas Gyffard, knight, aged 30 years and more, son of Lucy sister of John, his father, are his kinsmen and heirs.
Since his death Elizabeth late his wife has received all the issues of the manors, title not known.
399.
Writ to the escheator, sicut alias, to certify the king in the Chancery touching the manner and cause of the taking of Elizabeth Morteyn’s manors of Merston and Tillesworth into the king’s hand. 3 August, 4 Richard II.
BEDFORD. Certificate (undated) by the escheator that he seized the said manors in consequence of an inquisition taken before him ex officio at Melchebourne whereby he found that they were held by the said John as above (last inquisition).
400.
Writ to the escheator, referring to the above certificate and ordering him to send the inquisition mentioned therein into the Chancery under his seal, as no such inquisition is found to have been returned there. 14 August, 4 Richard II.
BEDFORD. Copy under the seal of the escheator of the above inquisition taken at Melchebourne.
401.
BEDFORD. Copy of an inquisition taken at Bedford, Thursday in Whitsun week, 3 Richard II, by virtue of a king’s commission, before Gerard de Braybrook, William Croyser, John Holt and John Wydevile, escheator. (The findings are the same as those of the above inquisition taken at Melchebourne, except that the deceased is said to have died about the feast of St. Peter’s Chains, 47 Edward III.)
Writ of dedimus potestatem to the prior of Caldewell to receive the attorneys of Elizabeth late the wife of John Morteyn, knight, to sue in the Chancery for the manors of Merston and Tillesworth, which for certain causes have been taken out of her possession into the king’s hand. 4 October, 4 Richard II.
Endorsed by the prior that he has received as her attorneys Richard de Beyns, William Hylton and John ‘of the Rolles.’
C. Ric. II. File 16 (1)
Exch. Inq. P.M. File 45 (1)
402. Simon Mason of Langwath
Writ of Mandamus, 7 February, 4 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Estrasen, Tuesday after Palm Sunday, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned toft for life by demise of John de Asthorp of Langwath, at a rent of a rose yearly at Midsummer. John de Asthorp died, whereupon Roger, his son and heir, granted the reversion of the toft to Richard Barbour of Langwath and Alice, his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, and Simon attorned to the said Richard and Alice. Afterwards, to wit, on Monday the feast of the Assumption, 30 Edward III, Simon was outlawed in a plea of account at the suit of William de Spaigne, whereupon the toft was seized into the king’s hand by the escheator.
Langwath. A toft, worth 5s. yearly and no more.
Simon died on the feast of the Conception, 34 Edward III.
C. Ric. II. File 16 (2)
403. Henry de la Neulond
Writ: 3 August, 4 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Donmowe, 8 August, 4 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned manor in his demesne as of fee.
Newelond. The manor, in the parish of Writele, held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Boulogne, by service of a knight’s fee.
He died on 5 May last, about vespers. Richard, his son, aged 7 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 16 (3)
404. John Normaund
Writ of Mandamus, 4 August, 4 Richard II
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, 8 October, 4 Richard II.
The said John died between 31 Edward I and 4 Edward II, exact date not known, seised of the under-mentioned tenements and shops.
Parish of St. Giles without Crepulgate. A tenement in the street called ‘Grubstret,’ held jointly by the deceased and Maud, his wife, to them and their heirs and assigns, by gift and feoffment of Richard de Merstham, tanner of London, and Ellen, his wife. After his death the said Maud had possession of the tenement and married Alan Sprot, ‘batour’ and citizen of London. Alan and Maud, by a charter read and enrolled in the husting of London of pleas of land held on Monday after the Conversion of St. Paul, 9 Edward II, granted the tenement to John Stoppesle, tanner of London, his heirs and assigns. The said John received the issues during his lifetime, and by his testament proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London of common pleas held on Monday before the Conversion of St. Paul, 18 Edward II, bequeathed the tenement (inter alia) to Joan, his wife, for life, willing that after her death it and all the other his tenements mentioned in his testament should remain to Joan and Idonia, his daughters, and the heirs of their bodies, in equal portions, provided that, if either of them should die without heir of her body, then her share should remain to the surviving daughter, and that if both of them should die without heir of their bodies, then all the said tenements should be sold by his executors or the executors of his executors, or, if no such executors should then be living, by four of the most able and trustworthy men of the said parish of St. Giles. Joan late the wife of the said John de Stoppesle had possession of the tenement during her lifetime. Joan and Idonia, John’s daughters, died without heir of their bodies. After the death of the said Joan, Joan and Idonia, and after the death of John’s executors and the executors of his executors, John Phelipp, perpetual vicar of the church of St. Giles without Crepulgate, and Simon Seman, Stephen Mody, John Phippe and William Thomer, parishioners of the said church, by their charter read and enrolled in the husting of London of common pleas held on Monday after the Conception, 30 Edward III, sold the tenement to Geoffrey de Haveryng, citizen and girdler of London, and Katharine, his wife, and his heirs and assigns, by virtue of which charter Geoffrey and Katharine were seised thereof during Geoffrey’s lifetime, and since his death Katharine has continued her estate therein and received the issues.
Parish of St. Giles aforesaid. A tenement in the said street called ‘Grabstret’ (sic), held by the deceased and Maud, his wife, to them and their heirs and assigns, by purchase from Yda de la More, formerly the wife of John de la More, painter, in her pure widowhood. After the death of the deceased the said Maud continued her estate in the tenement and married Alan Sprot, as above. The said Alan, by the name of Alexander Sprot, ‘batour’ and citizen of London, and Maud, his wife, gave the tenement to Nicholas de Perndon, citizen and girdler of London, and Christina, Maud’s daughter, and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion in default of such heirs to the next heirs of the said John Normaund. Christina died without heir of her body by Nicholas, and Nicholas took a certain Beatrice to wife and made her his executrix. After his death the said Beatrice, Adam le Nayler and Adam de Perendon, his executors, acting by authority of his testament proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London of common pleas held on Monday after St. Hilary, 3 Edward III, sold the said tenement to Henry Denecombe and Alice, his wife, and their heirs and assigns; and by a deed read and enrolled in the husting of London of common pleas held on Monday before St. Peter’s Chains, 4 Edward III, Robert son and heir of the said John Normaunde released to the said Henry and Alice all his right and claim to the same. After Henry’s death Alice received the issues of the tenement until she married a certain Nicholas de Barton, citizen of London, and then the said Nicholas and Alice, by a charter enrolled in the husting of London of common pleas held on Monday the eve of the Conversion of St. Paul, 19 Edward III, granted the tenement to John de Totenham, ‘curreour’ of London, and Marion, his wife, and their heirs and assigns. Marion outlived the said John de Totenham, and in her testament proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London of common pleas held on Monday after St. Gregory, 25 Edward III, bequeathed all her tenements in London and the parish of St. Giles aforesaid to be sold by her executors, and appointed John de Chelcheth and William Hecpol to be her executors. Afterwards the said William, by a charter read and enrolled in the husting of London of pleas of land held on Monday before SS. Simon and Jude, 35 Edward III, sold the tenement to John atte Merssh, citizen and ’curreour’ of London, and Christina, his wife, and his heirs and assigns, by virtue of which charter the said John and Christina are still seised thereof and receive the issues.
Parish of St. Giles aforesaid. Two shops in ‘Grubstret’ and a tenement in the street called ‘le Morestret,’ held by the deceased and Maud, his wife, to them and his heirs and assigns, by gift and feoffment of Thomas le Orbatour, son of John le Orbatour. After the death of the deceased the said Maud continued her estate, and on her death a certain Robert, called Le Frenssh, son and heir of the deceased, entered into the premises and received the issues thereof until he alienated them to William Twome and his heirs and assigns. The said William received the issues during his lifetime, and by his testament proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday after St. Luke, 11 Edward III, bequeathed them to Agnes, his daughter, and her heirs and assigns. Agnes married Thomas Copyn, citizen and butcher of London, and she and Thomas subsequently granted the premises to Simon Seman, citizen and tanner of London, and his heirs and assigns. Simon afterwards re-enfeoffed the said Thomas Copyn and Agnes and their heirs and assigns thereof. After the death of Agnes, Thomas Copyn granted the premises to John Tot and Thomas atte Noket, citizens and drapers of London, who received the issues until John Tot by deed released all his right and claim to the said Thomas atte Noket. Thomas atte Noket afterwards granted the premises to William Beall and his heirs and assigns. The said William is still in possession and receives the issues.
Parish of St. Giles aforesaid. A tenement in the street called ‘Grubstret,’ held by the deceased and Maud, his wife, to them and their heirs and assigns. After the death of the deceased the said Maud continued her estate therein and received the issues, for how long the jurors know not, and on her death a certain Adam le Nayler had possession thereof, by what title the jurors know not. After Adam’s death Ellen, his wife, was in possession all her life, and on her death Richard Naylere, son and heir of the said Adam, had possession all his life, and died a minor. Inasmuch as it was found by an inquisition taken before the mayor that the said Richard was a minor and had no heirs, the tenement was seized into the king’s hand. It is now held by John Stygeyn, by what title the jurors know not.
All the above tenements are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city.
John Frenssh, aged 50 years, is next heir of the said John Normaunde, to wit, son of Robert Frenssh his son.
C. Ric. II. File 16 (4)
405. Adam Parvyng
Writ: 3 February, 4 Richard II
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Carlisle, 24 March, 4 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned manors in his demesne as of fee.
Blakhall. The manor, held of the king by service of rendering 4s. 6d. yearly by the hands of the sheriff for cornage, 17s. 2 1/2d. yearly by the hands of the sheriff for the king’s purprestures, 4s. 4d. yearly for the tourn of the king’s bailiffs in the county, and 32s. 8d. yearly to the king’s foresters in the forest of Ingelwod.
Staynton. The manor, held of the king by service of rendering 8s. yearly by the hands of the sheriff for cornage and 4s. 4d. yearly for the tourn of the king’s bailiffs.
Bochardby. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of rendering 6s. 6d. yearly by the hands of the sheriff for cornage and 4s. 4d. yearly for the tourn of the king’s bailiffs.
The value of the above manors is lessened in these days by the frequent incursions of the Scots and by the pestilence.
He died on Monday after St. Nicholas last. Robert Parvyng, knight, aged 33 years and more, is his son and heir.
C. Ric. II. File 16 (5)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 205 (3)
406. John de la Pole, knight
Commission in the form of a writ of Mandamus to Edmund Bardolf, clerk, Robert Bardolf and the escheator in co. Oxford. The commissioners are also to enquire whether any feoffments have been made fraudulently in order to exclude the king from any custody of lands which ought to pertain to him on account of the death of the said John and by reason of the minority of his heir; as the king is given to understand that divers men of those parts have in times past defrauded him of such custody and other rights, and are still daily striving to do so. 28 June, 4 Richard II.
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Boreford, Tuesday before St. Margaret, 4 Richard II, before Robert Bardolf and the escheator.
He held no lands, rents or services in the county on the day of his death; but on Sunday the feast of the Assumption, 46 Edward III, he gave the under-mentioned manors to John Moubray, knight, William Ermys, clerk, John Bataill, William Lyndeslegh, Robert Antany, Martin Cranesham, John atte More and Peter Knesworth, chaplain, in fee simple, and the said feoffees have taken the issues and profits thereof ever since. The said feoffments were made bona fide, and not by collusion or fraud in order to exclude the king from any services.
Westhall and Fulbrok. The manors, held of the king, as of the honor of St. Valery, by service of rendering to the bailiff of the said honor 2s. yearly rent and 6s. yearly of hidage, and by service of doing suit to the court of the said honor of Northeoseneye every three weeks, and by homage and fealty.
He died on 3 March, 3 Richard II. William, his son, aged 7 years on 20 July next, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 16 (6)
407. Walter Pavely, knight
Writ, sicut alias: 5 August, 4 Richard II
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Eylesforde, Monday after the Assumption, 4 Richard II.
He was not seised on the day of his death of any lands etc. in the county to the jurors’ knowledge, because long before his death he granted the under-mentioned manors, with all other his lands etc. in the county to William Wyndesore, clerk, John de Gyldysburg, William Topclyve and others by charter, by virtue of which grant the said William Topclyve took seisin thereof in his own name and the name of his fellow grantees, and has continued that seisin until now.
Bocton Allulf by Wy, Syffleton and Brampton. The manors (tenure not given).
He died on 16 December last. Heir not known.
408.
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Wy, Friday the feast of St. Bartholomew, 4 Richard II.
He was seised of the under-mentioned manor and advowson on the day of his death, to him and the heirs of his body, by virtue of a gift and feoffment thereof (and of other lands etc.) made by Robert Brok, clerk, and John Gasselyn to his grandfather Walter Pavely, knight, and Maud, the latter’s wife, daughter of Stephen de Burghesshe, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the said Maud and her heirs. The said Maud, after the death of Walter, her husband, married Thomas de Aldon, knight, and he and she, by a fine levied in the king’s court, gave the said manor and advowson (and other lands etc. in the county) to William atte Welle, then parson of the church of Pette, and Philip Breton, and their heirs, and the said William and Philip, by the same fine, granted the premises to Thomas and Maud and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to Maud and her heirs. Thomas and Maud had issue Thomas de Aldon, knight, who is still living, and the manor and advowson will remain to him by the form of the above gift.
Bokton Allulph. The manor and the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Boulogne, by homage and fealty and service of a knight’s fee.
The said Walter died on 16 December last. The above-mentioned Thomas de Aldon, knight, Maud’s son and heir, is next heir to the manor and advowson because Walter died without heir of himself.
C. Ric. II. File 16 (7)
409. John, son of John Adam, spicer, called Hachesham
Writ to the mayor of London to enquire what lands etc. the said John son of John held in Douegate ward or elsewhere in the city, who is his heir, who has occupied his lands etc. and received the issues thereof since his death, and whether the said tenements ought to pertain to the king as escheat; as the king is given to understand that a tenement which he held in the parish of St. Michael of Paternostercherche in the said ward, and divers other tenements in the city, ought to pertain to the king as escheat because he died without heir. 14 February, 4 Richard II.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, 6 March, 4 Richard II.
He died seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned tenement.
Parish of St. Michael of Paternosterchirche. A tenement in Douegate ward, worth 40s. yearly when let, held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
He died on Tuesday before Michaelmas, 43 Edward III. He has no surviving heirs, and had none on the day of his death.
From the time of his death until 25 October, 44 (?) Edward III, Adam de Bury occupied the tenement and received the issues thereof, title not known. Master William Herland, carpenter of Edward III, occupied it and received the issues from 27 March, 45 Edward III, until he died on 11 July, 49 Edward III, by virtue of the king’s letters patent (Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1370–1374, p. 59], in which the tenement is stated to be in the parish of St. Mary of Bothawe in the ward of Douegate. The said Master William in his testament bequeathed the tenement to Agnes, his wife, to hold to her and her assigns for the term of her life, and by virtue of that bequest John Frost, ‘stokfisshmongere,’ and Agnes, his wife, late the wife of the said Master William, occupied it and received the issues until Monday before St. Martin the Bishop, 50 Edward III, on which day John Wecche and Agnes, his wife, late the wife of the said John son of John, recovered against them in the Guildhall (Gyhalda) of London by writ of dower a third part of the said tenement, and immediately had execution of the said recovery. Soon afterwards, John Frost and Agnes granted two-thirds of the tenement, together with the reversion of a third part thereof, to John Sprot, citizen of London, and his heirs.
C. Ric. II. File 16 (8)
410. Edmund de Soterlee
Writ: 3 March, 4 Richard II
SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Beccles, Saturday after the Annunciation, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and advowson jointly with Margaret, his wife, who is still living, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by gift and feoffment of Thomas Savage, knight, William de Hoo, knight, John de Norton, parson of the church of Benacre, and Alexander de Brusezerd, parson of the church of Barsham.
Soterlee. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the king, as of the honor of Chester, by service of a knight’s fee. At the time of the above-mentioned gift the honor was in the hand of Edward prince of Wales, the king’s father.
(Unspecified.) 2 1/2 a. land, held of William March by service of 1d. rent yearly.
He died on 8 January, 4 Richard II. Roger, his son by the said Margaret, aged 28 years and more, is next heir by reason of the gift aforesaid.
C. Ric. II. File 16 (9)
411. Alexander Surteys
Writ: 29 June, 4 Richard II
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Corbryg, 24 September, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned town (estate not given).
Northgosford. The town (extent given, including 20 husband-lands, each containing 24 a. arable), held of the king in chief by homage and fealty, service of a moiety of a knight’s fee, and service of rendering to the king 14d. for cornage by the hands of the sheriff.
He died on Saturday the eve of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last. Thomas Surtays, aged half a year, is his son and heir.
412.
Writ to the escheator to send into the Chancery without further delay the assignment of dower to Margaret late the wife of the said Alexander which he was lately ordered to make in the presence of William de Skipwyth, knight, to whom the custody of the lands etc. late of the said Alexander has been committed during the minority of the heir. 10 February, 8 Richard II.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Assignment of dower (undated) made in the presence of John de Sadbyry, attorney of William de Skypwyth, knight. The following lands etc. have been assigned to her as dower.
North Gosford. 6 husband-lands, each containing 24 a., 4 a. meadow called ‘Ladysmedowe,’ 2 a. meadow called ‘Chortacres,’ a third part of 2 cottages with 5 a. 1 1/3 r. land adjacent thereto, a third part of a windmill, and 3d. rent of free tenants.
C. Ric. II. File 16 (10)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 195
Do. Do. No. 198 (12)
413. Richard de Stafford, knight
Writ: 20 August, 4 Richard II
DERBY. Inq. taken at Childecote, Tuesday after St. Bartholomew, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and land in his demesne as of fee.
Childecote. The manor, and 100 a. land, held of Thomas de Berkeley, (fn. 1) lord of Childecote, by service of 3 1/2d. yearly.
He died on Monday after St. Laurence last. Master Edmund de Stanford (sic), his son, aged 36 years and more, is his heir.
414.
Writ: 20 August, 4 Richard II
LEICESTER. Inq. made at Chirchesheile, Tuesday after St. Bartholomew, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned land and wood in fee tail, to him and Isabel, sometime his wife, deceased, and the heirs of their bodies.
Chirchesheyle. A plot of barren land containing 100 a., and a parcel of wood called ‘Campvillwode’ which is common all the year, held of Robert Rype by service of 6d. yearly.
He died on 13 August, 4 Richard II. Master Edmund de Stafford, clerk, his son, aged 36 years, is his heir.
415.
Writ: 20 August, 4 Richard II
SALOP. Inq. taken at Neuport, Friday after the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor jointly with Maud, his wife, who is still living, in fee simple, to them and their heirs and assigns, by gift and feoffment of Hugh de Hopewas, Henry de Tymmore and Nicholas de Grendon.
Norton in Hales. The manor, held of the abbot of St. Peter’s, Shrewsbury, services not known.
Date of death and heir as last above.
416.
STAFFORD. Inq. taken at Lichefeld, Wednesday the feast of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and advowson of Clifton Campvill in fee tail, to him and Isabel, sometime his wife, deceased, and the heirs of their bodies, by a fine levied in the king’s court.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Pype and the messuages etc. mentioned therewith, in fee tail, to him and the said Isabel and the heirs of his body, by a fine levied in the king’s court.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Bruggeford and the land and rent mentioned therewith in his demesne as of fee.
He held the under-mentioned messuage etc. in Okleye jointly with Maud, his wife, who is still living, in fee simple, to them and their heirs and assigns, by gift and feoffment of Hugh de Hopwas, Henry de Tymmore and Nicholas de Grendon.
He held the reversion of the under-mentioned manor of Busshebury expectant on the demise of William de Ayleston, who holds it for life.
Clifton Campvill. The manor, with the hamlet of Haunton which is parcel thereof and the advowson of the church of Clifton aforesaid, held of John, duke of Lancaster, by knight’s service.
Pype. The manor, and 6 messuages, 109 a. land, 13 a. meadow, 5 a. pasture and 18s. 9d. rent in Pype, Lychefeld, Longedon, Abenhale, Childerhaye, Great Wirleye and Norton, held of the bishop of Chester, services not known.
Bruggeford. The manor, with certain parcels of land and rent thereof in Elenhale and Cefteford, held of Ralph de Ferers, lord of Elenhale, services not known.
Okleye by Mokleston. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of the abbot of St. Peter’s, Shrewsbury, services not known.
Bisshebury. The manor, held of John de Burmyncham, knight, services not known.
Date of death as last above. Master Edmund de Stafford, aged 36 years, his son by his wife Isabel, is his heir.
417.
Writ: 20 August, 4 Richard II
GLOUCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Wynchecombe, Tuesday after the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 4 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned moiety of the manor of Campeden and mediety of the advowson there jointly with Maud, his wife, who is still living, by gift and grant of John de Whitynton, parson of the church of Newynton de la Wolde, and Richard de Drayton, parson of the church of Sekynton, co. Warwick, made to him and the said Maud and the heirs male of their bodies by a fine levied in the king’s court with the king’s licence.
He died seised of the under-mentioned manor and advowson of Aston under Egge jointly with the said Maud in fee tail, by gift and grant of Hugh de Hopewas, chaplain, Henry de Tymmore, chaplain, and Nicholas de Yvyngho, chaplain, made to him and the said Maud and the heirs male of their bodies by a fine levied in the king’s court.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Charingworth jointly with the said Maud in fee tail, by gift and grant of John Goldyng and Maud, his wife, made to him and the said Maud for life, and after their death to his right heirs, by a fine levied in the king’s court.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Ulyngton jointly with the said Maud in fee tail, by gift and grant of Thomas de Hampdon made to him and the said Maud and the heirs male of their bodies by a fine levied in the king’s court.
Campeden. A moiety of the manor, with a moiety of the advowson of the chapel of the manor in the same town, held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Aston undur Egge. The manor and the advowson of the church, held of the bishop of Rochester, services not known.
Charingworth. The manor, held of John Lovel, knight, services not known.
Ulynton. The manor, held of Robert Corbet, knight, services not known.
Date of death and heir as above (Leicester inquisition).
418.
Writ: 20 August, 4 Richard II
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) taken at Rothewell, Wednesday the feast of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor jointly with Maud, his wife, who is still living, in fee tail, by gift and grant of Henry de Tymmore, clerk, Richard Lorymer, clerk, and John de Whitynton, clerk, made to him and the said Maud and the heirs male of their bodies by a fine levied in the late king’s court with the late king’s licence.
Sirburtoft. The manor, held by service of petty serjeanty, to wit, by paying to the king 53s. 1 1/2d. yearly by the hands of the sheriff.
He died on Monday before the Assumption last. Edmund de Stafford, aged 30 years and more, is his son and heir.
C. Ric. II. File 16 (11)
E. Inq. P.M. File 45 (9)
419. Alan de Strother
Writ: 26 March, 4 Richard II
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken on Thursday in Easter week, 4 Richard II (place not mentioned).
He was seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned manors of Croupton and Swethop, and enfeoffed Alan, his firstborn son, thereof, to hold to him and his heirs. Margaret wife of Thomas de Blenkenshop and Joan wife of Robert de Horsley, each aged 26 years and more, are sisters and heirs of the said Alan son of Alan.
He died seised in his demesne as of fee of the remaining under-mentioned manors etc.
Kyrkeherle. The manor, held of Henry de Scrop, knight, as of his manor of Whalton, by knight’s service and service of rendering 14d. yearly for castle-guard. The manor is worth 22l. 5s. 4d. yearly, of which the said Alan renders 9s. 4d. yearly to the prior and convent of Brenkebourne.
Babyngton. The manor, held of Gilbert de Umframvill, earl of Angus, service not known.
Denom. A moiety of the town, held of Nicholas de Raymes and the heirs of John de Bekryng by knight’s service and service of rendering 10s. for castle-guard and 14d. for cornage.
Walyngton. The manor, held of Nicholas Turpyne, of the manor of Whechestre, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee and service of rendering 53s. 10d. yearly for castle-guard and 14d. for cornage. The manor is worth 8l. yearly, which he renders to John de Walyngton.
Hawyk. The manor, held of Nicholas de Raymes by knight’s service and service of rendering 4s. yearly for castle-guard and 14d. for cornage.
Lyham. A tenement and 60 a. land, held of Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, as of his manor of Alnewyk, by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee.
Croupton and Swethop. The manors, held of Gilbert de Umframvill, earl of Angus, by knight’s service and suit to the court of Ovyngeham.
He died on Wednesday before St. Peter’s Chains, 4 Richard II. Thomas del Strother, aged 14 1/2 years, is his son and heir.
C. Ric. II. File 16 (12)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 205 (4)
420. Hugh Tyrell, knight
Writ: 22 January, 4 Richard II
WILTS. Inq. taken at Salisbury, 1 March, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor with Katharine, his wife, who is still living, to wit, to him and her and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to her right heirs.
Compton Chamberleyn. The manor, held of the lord of Grynstede, services not known.
He died on 4 December last, without heir by the said Katharine. Heir not known.
Copy of a final concord made at Westminster in the quinzaine of Easter, 46 Edward III, and afterwards granted and recorded in the octave of Michaelmas, 47 Edward III, between Alexander de Ryston, chaplain, Thomas de Erlestoke, chaplain, and Richard de Bisshopestrowe, clerk, querents, and the above-mentioned Hugh and Katharine, deforciants, whereby the manors of Compton Chaumberleyn, co. Wilts, and Claybroke, co. Leicester, were settled on the said Hugh and Katharine and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to Katharine’s right heirs.
421.
Writ, sicut alias: 24 February, 4 Richard II
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Winchester, Monday after Palm Sunday, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned rent as of the right and inheritance of Margery, his mother.
Tangele. 4l. rent issuing from 18 tenements, held of the king in chief as a third part of the manor of Tangele by service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee.
He died on Friday after St. Lucy, 4 Richard II. Elizabeth Michel, aged 50 years and more, one of the daughters and heirs of John Wake and sister of the aforesaid Margery, and John Keynes, aged 27 years and more, son of Thomas Keynes son of Isabel another daughter of John Wake and sister of Margery, are his kinsfolk and next heirs.
422.
Writ, sicut alias: 24 February, 4 Richard II
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Chywton, the morrow of St. George, 4 Richard II.
He held one of the under-mentioned third parts of the manor of Compton Martyn, and the advowson of the church, in fee tail, by gift and grant of Bartholomew Tirell, Robert, his brother, John Wysman, chaplain, and Walter Sorrey made by a fine levied in the king’s court in 11 Edward III to Hugh Tirell, his father, and Margery, his mother, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of John Wake, knight.
He held the other under-mentioned third part of the same manor by grant of Elizabeth Michell, but what estate he had therein the jurors know not.
Compton Martyn. A third part of the manor, and the advowson of the church, held of James Daudelegh by knight’s service; and another third part of the same manor (tenure not given).
Date of death as above. Elizabeth Michell and John Keynes, as above, are the heirs of John Wake, and of the deceased on his mother’s side; but who his heirs are on his father’s side the jurors know not.
Long before his death he granted the above two third parts of the manor to Robert de la Mare, knight, Alexander Russhton, chaplain, William Sambrok and others for life, conditionally, as security for a sum of money lent by Robert Cheddre.
423.
DORSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Shirborn, Friday in the first week of Lent, 4 Richard II.
John Wake, knight, was seised of the under-mentioned manors of Caundell, Hull and Stoke Wake in his demesne as of fee, and by a fine levied in the late king’s court at York in 11 Edward III acknowledged them to be the right of Robert Tirell as having been given by him to the said Robert and Bartholomew Tirell, John Wisman, chaplain, and Walter de Surrey; whereupon the said Robert, Bartholomew, John and Walter granted them to him for life, with remainder to Hugh Tirell and Margaret, his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, and with further remainders, in default of such heirs, (1) of the manor of Caundell to the right heirs of the said John Wake, and (2) of the manors of Hull and Stoke Wake to John Wake, son of Anastasia de Pourton, and the heirs of his body, and failing such heirs to the right heirs of the said John Wake, knight. Hugh Tirell and Margaret had issue John Tirell and Hugh Tirell, and died during the lifetime of the said John Wake, knight. On the death of the last-named John Wake, John Tirell entered into the manors as son and heir in tail of Hugh and Margaret, and died in seisin without heir of his body. On his death, Hugh Tirell entered as his brother and heir in tail. John Wake, son of Anastasia, died without heir of his body during the lifetime of the last named Hugh. The said Hugh made divers grants of the manors, the particulars of which are not known to the jurors; but he occupied them by himself and his people until his death, and always received the issues of them.
The above-mentioned John Wake, knight, was seised in his demesne etc. of the under-mentioned manors of Gorwill and Badecombe, (fn. 2) and advowson of Badecombe, and by a fine levied in the king’s court in 11 Edward III between him and Joan, his wife, querents, and Bartholomew Tirell and Robert, his brother, John Wisman, chaplain, and Walter de Surrey, deforciants, he acknowledged them to be the right of the said Robert as having been given by him to the deforciants; whereupon the said deforciants, by the same fine, granted the manors and advowson to the said John Wake and Joan for life, with successive remainders to Hugh Tirell and Margaret, his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, and to the right heirs of the said John Wake, knight. Hugh and Margaret had issue John Tirell and Hugh, his brother. The said Joan, Hugh Tirell the father and Margaret died during the lifetime of John Wake, knight. On the death of the said John Wake, John Tirell entered into the manors as son and heir in tail of Hugh and Margaret, and died in seisin without heir of his body. On his death Hugh his brother entered as his brother and heir, and died without heir of his body. Whether he had divested himself of the premises or not the jurors know not.
The said Hugh Tirell, brother of Robert, held the under-mentioned rent etc. in Shaftesbury on the day of his death of the inheritance of the aforesaid John Wake.
Stoke Wake. The manor, held of the abbess and convent of Shaftesbury by service of being domestic (intrinsecus) steward of the house of Shaftesbury for arranging the same on the day of the installation of every abbess.
Hull. The manor, held of the lord of Mapoudre by service of rendering 4d. (?) yearly.
Caundell. The manor, held of the abbot of Cirencester by service of rendering 1d. yearly.
Gorwill. The manor, held of the lord of Littelton by knight’s service and the service of holding the said lord’s court at the manor of Lyttelton twice a year.
Badecombe. The manor, with the advowson of the church thereof, held of the lord of Melberybobbe by service of rendering 6d. yearly.
Shaftesbury. 8s. rent from divers burgage tenements, held of the king in chief, and also the amends of bread and ale of his tenants there.
The said Hugh Tirell, brother of John, died on Saturday after St. Lucy last. All the said manors ought to remain by the form of the aforesaid fines to the right heirs of John Wake, knight. The said John Wake’s heirs are Elizabeth late the wife of Richard Michel, aged 50 years and more, one of his daughters, and John Keynes, aged 28 years and more, son of Thomas Keynes, esquire, son of Isabel another of his daughters. Who is next heir of the said Hugh brother of John on his father’s side the jurors know not. His next heirs on the side of the aforesaid John Wake are the above-mentioned Elizabeth Michel and John Keynes,—Elizabeth as daughter of John Wake and sister of Margaret, Hugh’s mother, and John Keynes as grandson of Isabel, another sister of the said Margaret.
Writ to the escheator, quoting the above inquisition so far as concerns the descent of the manor of Gorwell and manor and advowson of Badecombe to Hugh Tirell, brother of John, and the statement of the jurors of their ignorance as to whether the said Hugh had divested himself thereof or not at the time of his death, and ordering the escheator to enquire concerning the truth of a petition from John Fitelton and Joan, his wife, and William Ryver, in which they pray that,—inasmuch as the said Hugh, long before his death, by a fine levied in the king’s court in 1 Richard II, granted to the said John and Joan the reversion of the manor of Badecombe with the appurtenances (except the advowson) expectant on the demise of Alexander Russhton, clerk, who is still living and holds the manor for life of the inheritance of the said Hugh, to hold the same for the whole of their lives under a certain form specified in the said fine, and by another fine levied in the same year granted to the said William Ryver the reversion of the manor of Gorwell expectant on the demise of the said Alexander, to hold the same for life under a certain form etc.,—the king will be pleased to remove his hand from the said manors and the issues thereof since Hugh’s death. 8 November, 5 Richard II.
424.
DORSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Cerne, Saturday before St. Edmund the king, 5 Richard II.
Hugh Tirell, brother of John, demised the under-mentioned manor of Batecombe on Sunday before Michaelmas, 48 Edward III, to Alexander Russheton, clerk, who is still living, for life, at a yearly rent of 25 marks, and afterwards, by a fine levied in the king’s court in 1 Richard II, granted the reversion of the manor with its appurtenances (except the advowson) expectant on the demise of the said Alexander to John Fitelton and Joan, his wife, for their lives, to hold by service of a rose yearly at Midsummer. Alexander attorned to the said John and Joan both in respect of the said rent of 25 marks and in respect of the said reversion.
The same Hugh demised the under-mentioned manor of Gorewell on Monday after the Annunciation, 47 Edward III, to the same Alexander for life at a yearly rent of 40 marks, and afterwards, by a fine levied in the king’s court in 1 Richard II, granted the reversion thereof expectant on the demise of the said Alexander to William Ryver for life, to hold by service of a rose yearly at Midsummer. Alexander attorned to the said William both in respect of the said rent of 40 marks and in respect of the said reversion.
Alexander Russheton continued his estate in the said manors in form aforesaid during Hugh’s lifetime; and after the levying of the above-mentioned fines the said John Fytelton and Joan, his wife, and John Ryver, who are still living, received the rents aforesaid during Hugh’s lifetime. Hugh was not seised of the manors on the day of his death.
Batecombe. The manor, held of the lord of Melburybobbe by service of rendering 6d. yearly.
Gorewell. The manor, held of the lord of Lyttelton by knight’s service and the service of holding the said lord’s court twice a year at the manor of Lyttelton.
Date of death as above. Heir not known.
425.
WILTS. Memorandum of the appointment by Katharine late the wife of Hugh Tyrell, knight, of John Gowyne as her attorney to sue out of the king’s hands the manor of Compton Chamberleyn, a carucate of land in Bereford St. Martin and the advowson of the church of Bereford aforesaid.
426.
DORSET. Memorandum of the appointment by Master Robert Braybrok, William Lucy, knight, Roger Nassche, Alexander de Ruschton, Thomas Erlestok, William Hampton, Henry Bruyn and John Raundes of John Chytterne, clerk, and John atte Rolles as their attorneys to sue out of the king’s hands divers manors etc. in the said county late of Hugh Tyrell, knight.
C. Ric. II. File 16 (13)
E. Inq. P.M. File 46 (9) (Dorset)
427. William, son of Roger Tope
Writ of Mandamus, 8 May, 4 Richard II
SALOP. Inq. taken at Bruggenorth, Friday before Whitsunday, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned rent (estate not given).
Wewe by Stoke Say. 12s. rent from tenements of William Godmon, chaplain, held of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, now earl of March, by knight’s service.
(Date of death not given.) Thomas son of Philip Tope the brother of Roger Tope, William’s father, aged 23 years and more, is William’s next heir.
The king has been in possession of the said rent by the hands of the escheator by reason of the minority of the said Edmund, now earl of March, who was in the wardship of Edward III.
C. Ric. II. File 16 (14)
428. Katharine, late the wife of John Talbot, knight
Writ: 9 April, 4 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Maldon, 18 May, 4 Richard II.
She died seised of the under-mentioned messuage etc., which she held for life by grant of John Talbot, her late husband, with remainder to him and his heirs.
Wytham. A messuage called ‘Hoobregge Talbot,’ 140 a. land, 9 a. meadow, 7 a. wood and 8s. rent, of which the messuage, 100 a. land and 7 a. wood are held of John Plays, knight, by service of one knight’s fee, 20 a. land and 3 a. meadow are held of Thomas Benyngton by service of 2s. yearly, and 20 a. land are held of the prior of Hatfeld by service of 2s. yearly.
She died on 31 March last. Richard son of the said John Talbot, knight, aged 15 years, is her heir.
429.
(Writ missing)
WORCESTER. Inq. taken at Worcester, Wednesday after SS. Nereus and Achileus, 4 Richard II.
Katharine sometime the wife of John Seynt Clyr died on 31 March last.
She has a son named Richard, who will be 13 years of age at Michaelmas next.
Coderugg. The manor (extent given) falls into the king’s hand because of minority (sic).
Wechebaud. The manor (extent given) fell into the king’s hand because of the minority of the said Richard, son and heir of John Talbot.
C. Ric. II. File 16 (15)
E. Inq. P.M. File 46 (10) (Worcester)
430.
(Writ missing)
WORCESTER. Inq. (indented) de melius inquirendo taken at Worcester, Wednesday after SS. Nereus and Achileus, 4 Richard II.
Katharine who was the wife of John Seintecler and lately the wife of John Talbot of Rychardescastel held the under-mentioned manors in dower of Edward III, of the inheritance of Richard son and heir of the said John Talbot, who is a minor in the king’s wardship.
Coterigge. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief.
Wychebaude. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief.
She died on 31 March, 4 Richard II. The said Richard, aged 13 years, is her son and heir.
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Footnotes

  • 1. Called Robert de Berkeley in the Exchequer copy.
  • 2. From this point the Chancery inquisition, is torn and illegible. The remainder of the abstract given here is taken from the Exchequer copy.