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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 29

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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 29

883. John Walsch
(Writ missing)
WORCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Clyftone upon Temede, Thursday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 6 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuage etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Sheldesleye. A messuage, 2 carucates of land, 10 a meadow, 18s. 6d. rent of assise of free tenants, and 10 a. great wood, with the advowson of the church of Sheldesleye, held of Richard Talbot, son and heir of John Talbot, knight, of Richards Castle, a minor in the king’s wardship.
He died on Friday after the Decollation of St. John last. Richard his son, aged 3 years and more, is his heir.
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884. Ellen, daughter of Henry Calicer
Writ to the mayor of London to enquire touching a report that the said Ellen held divers lands in the city of Edward III, and died without heir, so that the said lands etc. ought by right to pertain to the king. 8 February, 6 Richard II.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, 15 April, 6 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned tenement in her demesne as of fee by virtue of the testament of Henry, her father, proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London for common pleas held on the morrow of St. Barnabas, 5 Edward II.
Parish of St. Martin within Ludgate. A tenement with a shop, now held by Clement Lavender, held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
She died in 19 Edward III, day not known. After her death Nicholas le Calicer, her husband, occupied the tenement for life by the courtesy of England. She and her said husband had issue a certain Thomas, who occupied the tenement all his life and died without heir of his body in 23 Edward III, day not known, whereupon the tenement reverted to Juliana wife of Nicholas de Leyk, daughter of Margery wife of Benet Alfox, Ellen’s sister, as kinswoman and heir of the said Thomas, and Nicholas and Juliana entered together and occupied it until the death of Juliana in 23 Edward III, day not known. After her death her husband occupied it during his life by the courtesy of England until 34 Edward III. Nicholas and Juliana had issue William and Thomas, of whom Thomas occupied the tenement for life and died without heir of his body in 35 Edward III. In 26 Edward III the said Nicholas de Leyk and Thomas, his son, demised the tenement at farm to Nicholas Henxtworth until the full age of the said Thomas, and afterwards died, as aforesaid. After their death Nicholas Henxtworth and Joan, his wife, occupied the tenement until the death of the former, since when the said Joan and Clement Lavender, who subsequently married her, have occupied it and received the issues. The aforesaid William de Leyk, son of Nicholas de Leyk and Juliana, is kinsman and next heir of Ellen, to wit, son of Juliana daughter of Margery her sister, and is 40 years of age and more.
Petition to the chancellor from Clement Lavender, citizen of London, reciting that William Leyk for a long time sued him wrongfully in the Guildhall of London by an assise of ‘fressheforce’ for certain tenements in London, and then, recognising that he had no right to the tenements, came to the Chancery suggesting that they were forfeitable to the king because Ellen daughter of Henry Calicer died in seisin of them without heir, and thereupon sued the above writ out of the Chancery and obtained the above inquisition by procurement and false contrivance; and praying the chancellor to view the said inquisition and consider the falsity and deceit practised by William in the matter, and to take information from the recorder and other good men of London touching the estate which the said Ellen had in the tenements and the right which he (the petitioner) has therein, and to ordain due punishment for the above deceits and false practises. French.
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(a) Augustine de Bathe (b) William Brit
885.
DEVON. Inq. taken ex officio at Blaketoriton, Tuesday before St. Ambrose the Bishop, 6 Richard II.
The said Augustine held the under-mentioned fraction of a manor on the day of his death. At that time he had a daughter Margaret, then a minor. Edward III had the custody of the land and the marriage of the said Margaret as daughter and heir, and married her to Andrew de Medestede. She survived Andrew for many years, and was seised of the said fraction in her demesne as of fee. After her death a relief ought to have accrued to the king, amount not known, but Thomas Holond intruded himself without the king’s licence, and has occupied the premises ever since.
Shepwash. Two-thirds of a moiety of the manor, except a ferling of land called ‘Gregorieslond,’ held of Edward III in chief by knight’s service.
William Brit was seised of the under-mentioned manor in fee, and was outlawed in London at the suit of William Pynchon, citizen of London, on the feast of St. Barnabas, 3 Richard II.
Clawton. The manor.
By virtue of this inquisition the escheator has seized the said manor, and also the two-thirds aforesaid, except the ferling, into the king’s hand.
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886. Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex
Commission to Thomas Maundevill, the younger, William de Castellacre, Thomas Sewale and John Basset of Chishull,—on information that the earl, whose daughter Mary, one of his heirs, is a minor in the king’s wardship, held more lands in the counties of Essex, Hertford, Norfolk, Suffolk, Middlesex, Huntingdon, Bedford, Buckingham, Hereford, Gloucester, Oxford, Devon, Dorset, Surrey and Wilts than are contained in the inquisitions taken after his death,—to enquire what further lands he held and who has been in possession of them since his death. 7 July, 6 Richard II.
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Chelmesford before Thomas Maundevill, the younger, and William Castellacre, [Tuesday the feast of SS. Simon and Jude, 6 Richard II]. (fn. 1)
Mulsham Milne. A watermill so called, tenure not known.
Southfambregge. The manor, tenure not known.
Norton. The reversion of the manor, tenure not known, [which Alan Buxhill, knight, held for life].
[Masshebery. The reversion of the manor], tenure not known, which Walter Mews, knight, held for life.
Whether the earl died in seisin of the premises or not the jurors know not; because he made a charter thereof to Simon Sudbury, then bishop of London, Richard, then earl of Arundel, [John Knyvet, knight, Richard Pembrugge, …., …. Fraunceys and John Bampton, now deceased, and] Guy Brian, knight, Thomas Maundevill, knight, Philip Melreth, clerk, and Ivo Sandhurst, who are still living, and their heirs and assigns, but John Pye, who at the time of the making of the charter held the said mill at farm for 3 years, and Nicholas Chaundeler, [who similarly held the manor of Southfambregge at farm for 12 years, with] all the demesne lands etc. pertaining thereto, did not attorn [to the said feoffees in the earl’s lifetime] by virtue of the charter, nor were they ejected by the feoffees from their farms, [but were intendant to the earl all his life as if no] charter of the aforesaid mill and manor had ever been made. Nor did any free tenant or bondman of the manor [attorn to the feoffees], but were intendant during the whole of the earl’s lifetime after the making of the charter [to Nicholas Chaundeler, the earl’s farmer, as they had been before the making of the charter]. Nor did Alan Buxhill, knight, attorn for the manor of Norton, [or Walter Mews for the manor of Masshebery], but were intendant to the earl, as above. [Walter Mews died] 7 years ago, as the jurors understand, day not known, and Philip Melreth, clerk, occupied the manor of Masshebery from the time of his death [until Michaelmas, 5 Richard II], since when [Joan] countess of Hereford has occupied it and received the issues. Alan Buxhill [died in November, 6 Richard II, day not known], and since his death [John Poet has occupied] the manor of Norton and received the issues. Philip de Melreth [occupied the mill for 3 years after the earl’s death], since when the abbot of Westminster has occupied it and received the issues. [The same Philip occupied the manor of Southfambregg for 6 years] after the earl’s death, and John Gildesburgh, knight, has occupied it [for the last 4 years].
887.
Similar commission, 7 July, 6 Richard II.
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Great Dunmowe, before the above two commissioners and John Basset of Chishall, Saturday after St. James, 6 Richard II.
Donmowe. The manor, tenure not known. This manor, with other manors, lands and advowsons in divers counties and the city of London, the earl gave to Simon Sudbury, then bishop of London, Richard, then earl of Arundell, John Knyvet, knight, Richard de Penbrugge, knight, Adam Fraunceys and John Bampton, all now deceased, and Guy Brian, knight, Thomas Maundevill, knight, Philip Melreth, clerk, and Ivor Sandhurst, who are still living under the following conditions. Whether the earl died in seisin of the manor or not the jurors know not, because John Arnold, Robert Parker, William Wyseman, William Michel, John Caunbregge and William Hayward, who at the time of the said demise held all the demesne lands etc. of the manor at farm for the term of 10 years, and John Molle, who at the same time held at farm for the said term a watermill pertaining to the manor, did not attorn to the aforesaid feoffees by virtue of the demise or otherwise, nor were they ejected from their farms by the feoffees during the earl’s lifetime, but were always intendant to the earl as if no feoffment had ever been made; nor did Robert Knecchebole, John Caunbregge, John Lepyngden, John Arnold, John Northwode, William Michel, John Redheved, John Saward, Andrew Ussher, William Wyseman, Robert Parker, John Harfrith, William Northwode, William Saward, Walter …….., John Rekemond, Walter atte Wode, John Tabbard and William Peddere, free tenants, or any other free tenants or bondmen of the manor, attorn to the said feoffees, but were intendant to the earl all his life. Since the earl’s death John Multon, knight, has occupied the manor and received the issues, title not known.
The earl was not seised on the day of his death of any lands etc. in the county except those which were seized into the hands of Edward III after his death. But before his death he granted the following manors, lands etc. and reversions, with the advowsons pertaining thereto and other manors etc. in divers counties, to the above-mentioned feoffees on the following conditions, to wit, that his executors should pay his debts out of the debts due to him, his goods and chattels, and the issues of all his lands, whether in their hands or the hands of the said feoffees, that if the above sources should prove insufficient the feoffees should sell sufficient of the manors etc. granted to them to make up the deficit, and that the residue of the said manors should remain to the earl’s heirs.
The manors etc. so granted are the following:—
Masshebery, Rothyng Margeret, Lyes, Heidon, Southfambrugg, Rocheford, Polemerssh, Bernemerssh, Bretton, Foulnesse and Middelwyk. The manors.
Mulsham. A watermill.
Writele. Lands etc. called ‘Beaumondes,’ quantity not known.
Great Wakeryng, Little Wakeryng and Sothesbury. Lands etc. late of John Petton, knight, quantity not known, with certain marshes called ‘Landmerssh’ and ‘Littleborewerd.’
Rothynggernet. The reversion of the manor, which John Botiller held for life.
Brandon. The reversion of the manor, which Richard Waldegrave, knight, held for life.
Norton. The reversion of the manor, which Alan Buxhill, knight, held for life.
Estlee. The reversion of the manor, which John Botiller held for life.
Lye. The reversion of the manor, which Laurence de Ware held for life.
Guydeberland. The reversion of lands so called, which William Broun held for life.
Chikenhale Tauny, Chikenhale Soyn, Southorp, Langham, Great Totham, Peldonegrave, Southstoke and Pentelowe. The reversion of the manors, which Alesia the late wife of John de Nevill held for life.
The earl’s goods and chattels, with the issues of his lands etc. during the year following his death (if they had been sold at their true value) and the debts due to him, were sufficient for payment of his debts without any sale or alienation of the said manors, except for the sum of 1000 marks, as the jurors understand Nevertheless the said feoffees, in contravention of the conditions of the above grant, gave the manors of Rocheford, Foulnesse and Middelwyk (tenures not known) to Joan, countess of Hereford, and her heirs, for a sum far exceeding 1000 marks, and she has occupied them and received the issues since a year after the earl’s death. They also gave the watermill in Mulsham (tenure not known) to the abbot of Westminster and his successors 7 years ago, and since then the abbot has occupied it. They also gave the manor of Masshebery (tenure not known) to the said countess 3 years ago, to hold for life, with remainder to the earl’s right heirs, and the countess has occupied it since a year after the earl’s death. They also gave, immediately after the earl’s death, the marsh called ‘Littleborwerd’ (tenure not known) to a chaplain of Foulnesse, name unknown, for life, to celebrate for the souls of the earl and his ancestors, with remainder to the earl’s right heirs, and the chaplain occupied it for that term. They also gave the manor of Southfambregge (tenure not known) to John Gildesburgh, knight, and his heirs, 4 years ago, and they themselves occupied it for 5 years before the said alienation. They also granted the reversion of the manor of Rothynggernet (tenure not known) to John Bampton and his heirs, and John Botiller has occupied the manor since the earl’s death, by what title the jurors know not. Richard Waldegrave, knight, gave his life estate in the manor of Brandon (tenure not known) to the said feoffees, who 6 years ago granted and appropriated the manor to certain chaplains of a chantry in Sudbury and their successors for ever; and the said Richard occupied the manor from a year after the earl’s death until the said alienation, since when the chaplains have occupied it. Alan Buxhill, knight, who had a life estate in the manor of Norton (tenure not known), died in November last, day not known, since when the manor has been in the possession of the feoffees. Six years ago the feoffees granted the reversion of the manor of Lye (tenure not known), which Laurence de Ware held for life at a farm of 20l. yearly, together with the said farm of 20l., to John Gildesburgh, knight, and his heirs; and the said John has occupied it ever since, the feoffees having occupied it for 2 years before the alienation. The feoffees also granted the reversion of the manor of Peldonegrave (tenure not known), which Alesia the late wife of John de Nevill, knight, held for life, to Michael atte Pole, knight, and his heirs. Thomas Symond, knight, has occupied the manor of Rothyngmargeret (tenure not known) ever since the earl’s death. Thomas Maundevill, the elder, knight, has occupied the manor of Lyes (tenure not known) ever since the earl’s death, by the earl’s grant as the jurors understand. John Bampton, who held the manor of Bernemerssh (tenure not known) for life, with reversion to the feoffees, died in August last, day not known, since when the feoffees have occupied it. The feoffees have also occupied, ever since a year after the earl’s death, the lands in Writle called ‘Beaumondes’ (tenure not known), the marsh called ‘Landmerssh’ (tenure not known), the manor called ‘Polemerssh (tenure not known), and the manor of Bretton. John del Pannetrie has occupied the manor of Heidon every since the earl’s death. The feoffees granted the reversion of the manor of Great Totham to Thomas Coggeshale and his heirs. They also granted the reversion of the manor of Langham to Michael atte Pole and his heirs, and Alesia the late wife of John de Nevill surrendered her life estate in the manor to the said Michael, who has occupied the manor for the last 3 years, as the jurors understand. Philip Melreth [and others], the earl’s executors, occupied the manors of Masshebery, Rocheford, Polemerssh, Bretton, Foulnesse and Middelwyk, the mill in Mulsham, the lands called ‘Beaumondys,’ the lands late of John de Petton, …………….., and all the other lands of which the earl died seised, for a year after the earl’s death.
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888. William, son and heir of John Assheford
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said William, whose father held by knight’s service of the heir of John Clavill, late a minor in the late king’s wardship, and the said John held by knight’s service of Edward le Despenser, a minor in the late king’s wardship. The lands of the inheritance of the said William are in the custody of the executors of Henry Percy, to whom the late king committed the same. 24 February, 6 Richard II.
DEVON. Proof of age taken at Assheford, Monday after the Annunciation, 6 Richard II.
John Gillyngham, the elder, aged 42 years and more, says that the said William was 21 years of age on Saturday (fn. 2) after SS. Peter and Paul, 6 Richard II. This he knows because he was with John Assheford, the father, in the chapel of St. Michael, Assheford, when the said William was baptized, and in the same year the said John Assheford granted him a virgate of land at Assheford for life, and by the date of the indenture thereof he well knows the age of the said William. Moreover, the age of the said William is generally recognised in the parish of his birth.
Walter Gamboun, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son Richard born at Assheford on 31 August, 35 Edward III, and the said William was born before him. Moreover etc.
Richard Gamboun, aged 43 years and more, agrees and says that immediately after the birth he had a son named Philip born, whose age is written in the missal of the chapel of Assheford. Moreover etc.
John Craulegh, aged 42 years and more, agrees and says that in the week of the birth a dispute arose between him and John Assheford, and immediately afterwards, in the same year, an agreement was made between them at Assheford, and John Assheford made him a general letter of acquittance, by the date of which he well knows the age of the said William. Moreover etc.
Roger Polford (age not given) agrees and says that he held a lighted wax candle in his hand while the said William was baptized in the said chapel. Moreover etc.
Thomas Jurdan, aged 48 years and more, agrees and says that he had a sister Joan who died on Monday after SS. Peter and Paul, 35 Edward III, to wit, the day on which William was born and baptized, and the day of her death is written in the missal of the said chapel. Moreover etc.
Thomas Newehall, aged 43 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day that William was born he had a son Richard born, who is now ordained subdeacon. Moreover etc.
John Kilryngton, aged 56 years and more, agrees and says that on the day of William’s birth and baptism, to wit, on Monday after SS. Peter and Paul, 35 Edward III, he married a certain Alice Laumprey, and their names and the date of the marriage are written in the missal of the said chapel.
Walter Grede, aged 50 years and more, John Holm, aged 46 years and more, John Churchehull, aged 52 years and more, and …………, aged 58 years and more, agree and say that the said William is acknowledged by all the parishioners to be of the above age. Moreover the said John Holm took Joan daughter of the said Walter to wife on Monday after SS. Peter and Paul, 35 Edward III, and their marriage was celebrated in the chapel of St. Michael aforesaid at the time when William was born and baptized.
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889. Robert, son and heir of Thomas, late earl of Oxford
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Robert, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of John James by commitment of Edward III. 27 January, 6 Richard II.
ESSEX. Proof of age taken at Erlescolne, Wednesday after St. Valentine, 6 Richard II.
Thomas Hans ….. and John Turnour, each aged 50 years and more, say that the said Robert was 21 years of age on the feast of St. Marcellus the Pope last, having been born in the priory of Erlescolne on the same feast, 35 Edward III, and baptized in the parish church of that town. Simon de Sudbery, bishop of London, Robert Ufford, earl of Suffolk, and Alice late the wife of Andrew de Bures, knight, lifted him from the sacred font.
William atte Ree and John Dyer (ages not given) agree and say that Thomas Broke, then vicar of the said church, ministered to the aforesaid bishop at the baptism.
John White and John Marscot, each aged 50 years and more, agree and say that the said John White was then sacristan of the church and ……. the water of the font for the baptism of Robert.
Firmin Schropham and John Skynner, each aged 53 years and more, agree and say that William Kayston (?), herald (preco) …… de Veer, grandmother of the said Robert, married Agnes atte Cros on the same day in the said church.
William Trot and John Sextayn, each aged 52 (?) years and more, agree and say that the said John has a son named Thomas who was baptized the same day in the said church, and he is 21 years of age and more.
Matthew …… and William Bacoun, each aged 52 years and more, agree and say that they know the age of Robert by inspection of a missal in the said priory, wherein the birth of the said Robert is written.
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890. John, son and heir of William de Wanstede
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of the executors of Henry Sturmy by commitment of Edward III to the said Henry. 8 October, 6 Richard II.
SOUTHAMPTON. Proof of age taken at Suthewyk, Wednesday before St. Leonard, 6 Richard II.
The jurors (named), each aged 50 years and more, say that the said John was born at Wanstede and baptized in the church there on the first Monday in March, 34 Edward III, and so was 22 years of age and more on the first Monday in March last.
Thomas Stake, Peter atte Yerde, John Upham, William Langstok, John Waleys and Henry Wroht, the first six jurors, say that they know this because they were in the said church that day, and saw Thomas Wanstede and John Hersele, chaplain, lift the said John son of William from the sacred font.
William atte Mithe, John Biliot, John Bertelot, John Ropere, Richard Dachon and William atte Halle, the other jurors, say that on Sunday after the aforesaid Monday John Michel took to wife Joan atte Frithe, and the said jurors were present in the church at the marriage and heard that on the previous Sunday William Wanstede had had a son John.
The prior of Eston and Maurice, rector of the church of Suthtodeworth, executors of Henry Sturmy, were warned by the escheator to be present at the above proof of age, but did not come.
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891. Robert, son of Thomas, son of Robert de Sussex
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Robert son of Thomas, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Nicholas Bailly of Marketesoverton, executor of the will of Maud late the wife of the said Robert de Sussex, to whom Edward III committed the said custody. 10 July, 6 Richard II.
RUTLAND. Proof of age taken at Marketesoverton, Monday the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 6 Richard II.
William Freman, aged 70 years and more, says that the said Robert was 21 years of age and more on 15 March, 6 Richard II; and this he knows because he was with Thomas, Robert’s father, when Robert was baptized in the parish church of Marketesoverton, and on the same day the said Thomas granted him a messuage and a carucate of land for life, and by the date of the indenture of the grant he is sure of Robert’s age. Moreover, the age of the said Robert is generally recognised in the parish of his birth.
John Billyng, aged 63 years, agrees and says that he had a son Richard born at Okham on 15 March, 34 Edward III, and before his birth the said Robert son of Thomas was born at Marketesoverton and baptized in the church there, and he saw him at the breast (lactantem matricem suam) immediately after his birth. Moreover etc.
Robert Billyng, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that after the birth, to wit, at Whitsun, 34 Edward III, he had a son Geoffrey born, whose age is written in the missal of the said church. Moreover etc.
Henry Wright, aged 56 years and more, agrees and says that he was present and saw the said Robert baptized, and that after the baptism, in the same year, Thomas the father of the said Robert granted him a pension, and by the date of the indenture of the said grant he is sure of Robert’s age.
Thomas Robliard, aged 51 years and more, agrees and says that on 35 (sic) March in the same year he went on a pilgrimage to Canterbury in company with John Billyng, Robert Billyng and others, and on the day before he started he saw the said Robert son of Thomas baptized.
Robert Bachiller, aged 48 years and more, agrees and says that he had a sister Cecily who died on the same day that Robert son of Thomas was born, and the day of her death is written in a great portas of the said church.
William de Milesthorp, aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that he married a certain Alice Sibyle a month after the birth, and in the following year they had a son named Thomas, who is now 20 years of age and more.
John Thomasson, the elder, aged 47 years and more, agrees and says that on the third day after the birth he was struck in the back with a knife by John Casteleyn.
John Thomasson, the younger, aged 63 years and more, Richard Brantyngham, aged 59 years and more, Thomas Hochon, aged 44 years and more, and William Henrison, aged 60 years and more, agree and say that the said Robert son of Thomas is acknowledged by all the parishioners to be of the above age. Moreover, the said William Henrison took to wife Elizabeth daughter of the aforesaid John Thomasson on 31 March in the year of the birth, and their marriage was celebrated that day in the parish church of Marketesoverton, and on the third day after the marriage the said Robert son of Thomas was born.
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892. Thomas, son and heir of John Bekeryng, knight
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Thomas, the lands of whose inheritance are in the king’s custody. 6 November, 6 Richard II.
DERBY. Proof of age taken at Sutton in Dal, Monday the eve of St. Katharine, 6 Richard II.
Thomas de Criche, aged 52 years and more, says that the said Thomas son of John was born in Sutton in Dal and baptized in the church of that town on the feast of the Assumption, 36 Edward III; and this he knows because he and William de Grey, knight, were godfathers of the said Thomas and lifted him from the sacred font.
John de Braylesford, Richard Bithebroc, Richard de Hinkreshill and Robert de Norton, each aged 62 years and more, agree and say that on the same day they entered into a bond for 100s. with the parishioners of the town of Sutton in Dal, on behalf of Thomas Mason, that the said Thomas would well and faithfully enclose the churchyard of the church of Sutton.
William de Calale, John del Hull, Thomas Dorsel, Roger de Alton and John son of Henry del Heth, each aged 62 years and more, agree and say that they were there on the same day and bought a missal from the parishioners of Sutton and gave it to the church del Heth because the missal of that church had been stolen.
Thomas son of William and William Leverege of Sutton in Dal, each aged 60 years and more, agree and say that they were present on the said day, and the parishioners of Sutton began to make two altars in the body of the church.
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893. Margaret, daughter of John, son of John, son of John Chaumont, knight
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Margaret, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Brian de Stapelton; on the petition of William Moubray, her husband. 12 October, 6 Richard II.
YORK. Proof of age made at Bolton Persey, Monday before St. Martin in the Winter, 6 Richard II.
Henry de Gellisthorp, aged 60 years and more, says that the said Margaret was born at Colton and baptized in the church of All Saints, Bolton Persey, on 11 October, 41 Edward III, and is 15 years of age and more. This he knows because on the same day he took leave of his neighbours in the said church on his journey to the Isle of Man and saw the godfather and godmothers of the said Margaret standing with her at the font.
Thomas del Thweyt, aged 53 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day he married Alice daughter of Robert de Lede in the said church.
John de Willesthorp, aged 43 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day Agnes his sister was elected prioress of the nuns of Arthyngton.
William Russell, aged 48 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day he purchased the manor of Barton from John de Birstall, chaplain.
Robert Proctour, aged 60 years, agrees and says that on the same day his son John entered the order of Friars Minors in York.
William Addisson, aged 50 years, agrees and says that on the same day he was made constable of the town of Colton.
William de Sutton, aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day his brother William started on a pilgrimage to the Roman Court, and has not yet returned.
Nicholas Broket, aged 58 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day he made a sheepfold of 8 posts in his tenement in Bolton aforesaid.
John Symson, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that he had a daughter Isabel born the same day at Bilburgh and baptized in the church of that town.
Robert del Park, aged 49 years, agrees and says that on the same day the church of Bilburgh was dedicated anew.
William Broket, aged 52 years, agrees and says that on the same day he fell from his horse and broke his leg.
Thomas Dawesson, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day his brother Richard returned from the parts of France.
The escheator warned Brian de Stapelton of the day and place of the said proof of age, and he could shew no reason why the lands of Margaret’s pourparty should not be delivered to her and William Moubray, her husband.
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Hamo, son and heir of Thomas Vaghan, knight
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Hamo, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of the executors of the will of Thomas de Lodelowe by commitment of Edward III. 16 July, 6 Richard II.
Endorsed by the escheator: The executors have been warned to attend by Robert Jones, Henry Moun, Richard Roo and Robert Mall.
894.
SALOP. Proof of age made at Drayton by Whitchirche, Friday the feast of St. James, 6 Richard II.
Hugh de Erdeston and William de Neuton, aged 44 years and more, say that the said Hamo was born at Blakemere on Tuesday before the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 35 Edward III, and was baptized in the church of Whitchirche on the following Wednesday, so that he was 21 years of age and more on Tuesday before the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 6 Richard II. This they know because on the day of the birth they were in the said church together and rendered their final account of their term as wardens of the goods of the church before Robert Malstank, auditor of the said account, and so they have knowledge of Hamo’s age.
William de Mineton and Thomas de Whitchirche, aged 54 years and more, agree and say that on Friday after the feast of St. John the Baptist, 35 Edward III, they set out together from the said town for the Holy Land.
Richard Bradeleye and Hugh Cantelop, aged 44 years and more, agree and say that on the day of the birth they were amerced in the court of Thomas Vaughan, knight, Hamo’s father, held at Blakemere before Robert Wride, steward there, for shedding each other’s blood.
Hugh Lewys, Robert Brere and John de Erdeston, aged 58 years and more, agree and say that on the day of the birth they were despoiled by robbers of goods and chattels to the value of 20l. at Erburi by Blakemere in a place called ‘le Walshepas.’
John Lylie, Thomas Cantelop and Henry Hoton of Blakemere, aged 48 years and more, agree and say that on Monday after SS. Peter and Paul, 35 Edward III, they took at farm from the lord de Ferrers the manor of Coton by Blakemere for 30 marks yearly, as appears in an indenture thereof.
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895. John de Bernacastell of Carlisle
Writ of plenius certiorari to the escheator to ascertain whether the said John is out of his mind or not, and, if so, to take into the king’s hand and keep safely until further order all his lands, including any lands alienated by him since he went out of his mind. 4 April, 6 Richard II.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Carlisle, Saturday before St. Barnabas, 6 Richard II.
He was in his right mind on the day of the receipt of the above writ, and always has been.
Inq. taken as above by the oath of twelve citizens of Carlisle.
Verdict as above.
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896. John Argentem, knight
Writ: 14 December, 6 Richard II
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. (indented) taken at Cambridge, Saturday after St. Gregory the Pope, 6 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor for life, with reversion to William Argentem and Isabel, his wife, and the heirs of the body of William.
Meldeburn. The manor (extent given, including a leet), with its appurtenances in Meldeburn and Melrethe, held of the lord de Latymer, as of the honor of Rokyngham, by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee, rendering to the said lord 5s. yearly.
He died on Tuesday before St. Katharine last. Maud, his daughter, aged 30 years, wife of Eudo FitzWaryn, Margaret, aged 24 years, daughter of Joan late the wife of Bartholomew de Naunton, knight, his second daughter, and Baldwin Seyntgeorge, aged 20 1/2 years, son of Elizabeth late the wife of Baldwin Seyntgeorge, knight, his third daughter, are his heirs.
Underwritten: The other part of this indenture is in the hand of John Clerk of Whaddon.
897.
Writ: 14 December, 6 Richard II
HERTFORD. Inq. taken at Hicchen, Saturday after the Circumcision, 6 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Great Wilmondelee. The manor (extent given).
Little Wilmondelee. The manor (extent given, including 40s. rent issuing from the manor of Asshyndon, co. Buckingham, and lands in Throckyngg).
Wilmondelee. The foundation of the priory of the church of St. Laurence.
Little Wilmondelee. The advowson of a free chapel of St. Michael in the manor.
All the above he held of the king in chief by serjeanty, to wit, by serving the king with a cup at his coronation, taking away the cup with him as his fee because of the said service.
He died on Tuesday the feast of St. Katharine last. Margaret, aged 20 years and more, daughter of Joan the late wife of Bartholomew de Nanton, knight, one of his daughters and heirs, Baldwin Seyntjorge, aged 19 years at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last, son of Baldwin Seyntjorge, knight, and Elizabeth the latter’s wife, another of his daughters and heirs, and Maud wife of Ivo FitzWaryn, knight, the third of his daughters and heirs, aged 24 years and more, are his heirs. The said Baldwin son of Baldwin dwells in the county of Cambridge.
Thomas Whyte, bailiff of the said John Dargentem of the manors aforesaid, has occupied all the premises and received the issues since John’s death in the name of Margaret, relict and executrix of the said John, and her fellow-executors.
898.
Writ of plenius certiorari to the escheator to enquire concerning an allegation made in the Chancery by William de Argentem that the said John, long before his death, made a charter of feoffment of the manors etc. mentioned in the last inquisition, by the name of the manor of Wilmondelee and the advowsons of the priory and chapel of Wilmondelee, to John de Brewes, knight, John de Ulveston, knight, Richard Dautres, William Marche of Soterle, Robert Lalleford and William Dakman, chaplain, the first four of whom released all their right therein to the other two, who afterwards, with the king’s licence, granted the premises by charter to the said John de Argentem for life, with remainder to the petitioner and Isabel daughter of William de Kerdeston, knight, now the petitioner’s wife, and the heirs of the petitioner’s body. 8 April, 6 Richard II.
HERTFORD. Inq. taken at Hicchen, Tuesday after Holy Trinity, 6 Richard II.
Charters of feoffment and re-feoffment of the premises, (whereof a moiety of the manor, and the said advowsons, are held of the king in chief by the grand serjeanty of serving the king with a gilt cup at his coronation, taking away the cup with him because of the said service, and the other moiety of the manor, with the appurtenances in Wilmondele and Throkkyng, is held of the king by knight’s service, as of the honor of Aumale, by service of rendering 20s. yearly for ward of Craven), were made as alleged in the above writ; and in the event of William de Argentem dying without heir of his body the premises ought to revert to the right heirs of the said John.
899.
Writ: 14 December, 6 Richard II
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Norwich, Monday the eve of St. Matthias, 6 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor in his demesne as of fee.
Keteryngham. The manor (extent given), held of the earl of Oxford by service of one knight’s fee.
He died on Wednesday after St. Katharine last. Margaret, daughter of Joan one of his daughters and heirs, aged 28 years and more and married to Robert de Bokenham, Baldwin Seyntgeorge, aged 18 years and more, son of Elizabeth another of his daughters and heirs, and Maud wife of Ivo FitzWaryn, the third of his daughters and heirs, aged 30 years and more, are his heirs.
900.
SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Halesworth, Thursday before St. Matthias, 6 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and advowson jointly with Margaret, his wife, who is still living, for the term of their lives, by grant of Adam Payn, clerk, with remainder to William Argentem and Isabel daughter of William de Kerdeston and the heirs of the body of William, and with reversion in default of such heirs to the said John Argentem and his heirs.
Halesworth. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the king, as of the honor of Chester, by service of one knight’s fee, except 34 a. which are held of the lord de Roos by service of 13s. 4d. yearly.
Date of death and heirs as last above, except that the age of Baldwin Seyntgeorge is given as 22 years.
901.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio at Norwich, Thursday after the Annunciation, 6 Richard II.
He held no lands etc. in the county on the day of his death except a manor of Keteryngham, as stated in the above inquisition. But he formerly held the under-mentioned messuages etc., and by a fine levied in the king’s court granted them to John Brewes, knight, John de Bretton, John de Miklefeld, Adam Payn, clerk, Robert de Lalleforde and John Loveday, and the heirs of the said Adam.
Little Melton. 20 messuages, 400 a. land and 10l. rent.
Writ to the escheator to send the above ex officio inquisition into Chancery. 10 April, 6 Richard II.
902.
Writ of Plura, 12 September, 7 Richard II
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Attilburgh, Thursday after St. Luke, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuages etc. for life by grant of Adam Payn, clerk, with remainder to William, his son, and Isabel daughter of William de Kerdeston, knight, and the heirs of the body of his said son and with reversion in default of such heirs to his own right heirs.
He held no other lands etc. in the county except a manor of Keteryngham, as found by the inquisition taken after his death.
Little Melton. 20 messuages, 400 a. land and 10l. rent, held of the abbot of St. Benet of Hulme by service of 10s. rent yearly.
Date of death as last above. Heirs of the blood not known.
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903. Margaret, late the wife of John Argentem, knight
Writ: 1 September, 7 Richard II
HERTFORD. Inq. taken at Buntyngford, Monday before St. Martin, 7 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned third part of a manor in dower. She held no other lands etc. in the county for life of the inheritance of the said John Argentem.
Wilmondele. A third part of the manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of grand serjeanty.
She died on Tuesday the feast of St. Giles the Abbot last. The premises will remain now after her death to William de Argentem and Isabel, his wife, and the heirs of the body of the said William, with reversion in default of such heirs to the right heirs of the said John Argentem, with the king’s licence.
904.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Bumpsted, Tuesday before St. Martin, 7 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned fraction of a manor in dower. She held no other lands etc., as above.
Bumpsted ad Turrim. A third part of a fourth part of the manor called ‘le Brendehall’ (extent given), held of the king, as of the honor of Boulogne, service not known.
Date of death as above. Margaret, daughter of Joan the late wife of Bartholomew de Nanton, knight, one of her daughters, of full age and married to the said Bartholomew (sic), Baldwin Seint George, son of Baldwin Seint George, knight, and Alice, his wife, another of her daughters, of full age, and Maud wife of Ivo Fitz Waryn, knight, the third of her daughters, of full age, are her heirs.
905.
Writ: 3 September, 7 Richard II
SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Halysworth, Thursday after the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 7 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor and advowson for life by grant of Adam Payn, clerk, by his charter of feoffment, the reversion belonging to William son of John Argentem and Isabel daughter of William de Kerdeston and the heirs of the body of the said William Argentem, and in default of such heirs to the said John Argentem and his heirs.
Halysworth. The manor (extent given) with the advowson of the church, held of the king, as of the honor of Chester, by service of one knight’s fee, except 34 a. arable which are held of the lord de Roos by service of 13s. 4d. yearly. The extent includes a market and fair, and a leet held on the feast of St. Mary Magdalene.
She died on Tuesday after the Decollation of St. John the Baptist last. Heirs of the blood not known.
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E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 222 (8) (Suffolk)
906. Margaret, sister of Thomas Grey, son of Roger Grey
Writ to the escheator in Norfolk to take proof of the age of the said Margaret, kinswoman and heir of the said Roger, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Roger Archer until her lawful age; on the petition of Thomas de Shardelowe, knight, who has married her. She is said to have been born at Merton, co. Norfolk, and baptized in the church there. 10 March, 6 Richard II.
Proof of age. Fragment, from which it appears that the said Margaret was born on 25 September, 37 Edward III.
One of the jurors, aged 40 years and more, knows this because on the same day he married Katharine daughter of Thomas atte …..
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907. John de Pilatenhale, or Pelatenhale
(Writ missing)
STAFFORD. Inq. taken at Stafford, Thursday after the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 6 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned moiety of a messuage etc. in his demesne as of fee. He held the under-mentioned 2 messuages etc. jointly with Alice, his wife, who is still living.
Huntyndon. A moiety of a messuage and of a carucate of land, held of the king in chief by service of keeping a moiety of the king’s hey of Teddesleye within the forest of Cannok, and of paying to the king 16d. in respect of serjeanty by the hands of the sheriff and 13s. 4d. yearly for herbage of the said hey.
Pilatenhale. 2 messuages and 8 a. land, held of Joan lady of Pilatenhale by service of 12d. yearly.
He died at Pilatenhale on Thursday before St. Peter’s Chains last. William de Engleton, his kinsman, to wit, son of Joan sister of Margaret his mother, is his heir, and is 30 years of age and more.
E. Inq. P.M. File 49 (18)
Margaret, late the wife of John atte Ryde of Tunsted

Footnotes

  • 1. This inquisition is torn nearly in half. The words in square brackets are supplied from Placita in. Cancellaria, File 12, No. 7.
  • 2. The word Saturday is written over an erasure.