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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 85

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Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Volume 17, Richard II. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1988.

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 85

523
Writ, 12 November, 18 Richard II
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Morpeth, 30 November, 18 Richard II.
He held no lands in the county.
He died on 11 October, 18 Richard II. Robert Reymes, aged 14 years and no more, is his son and heir.
C. Ric. II File 85 (1)
524 BRIAN STAPILTON, knight
Writ, 20 July, 18 Richard II
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Great Jernemuth, Thursday after the Nativity of St Mary, 18 Richard II.
He held no lands in the county.
He died on Thursday after the Nativity of St John the Baptist, 18 Richard II. Brian son of Brian son of the said Brian, aged 10 years and more, is his heir.
525
SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Southiernemuth, Friday after the Nativity of St Mary, 18 Richard II.
He held no lands in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
526
Writ, 20 July, 18 Richard II
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penreth, Tuesday the Nativity of St Mary, 18 Richard II.
On 6 October, 16 Richard II, he enfeoffed John de Harmensthorp, parson of the church of Bedale, John de Depden, knight, John de Ask, William de Sheffeld and William Gescoigne of the under-mentioned lands etc.
Bampton, Ughtrythby, Crosseby, Comwhynton, Ormesby and Karlill. Lands, tenements, rents and services not held of the king.
He died on the morrow of St John the Baptist last. Heir as above, aged 5 years and more.
527
Writ, 20 July, 18 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Horncastel, Monday after St Bartholomew, 18 Richard II.
He held no lands in the county.
He died at Wyghell, Yorks, on Wednesday the Nativity of St John the Baptist last. Heir as above, age unknown.
528
Writ, 20 July, 18 Richard II
YORK. Inq. taken in the castle of York, 20 January, 18 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Carleton in his demesne as of fee. Thomas de Stapilton was seised thereof and gave it, with the licence of Edward III, to John Leget, clerk, William de Chapell, chaplain, and William de Burne, who, with the licence of Edward III, re-enfeoffed the said Thomas and the heirs male of his body, with successive remainders to the said Brian, to Miles son of Miles de Stapilton and the heirs of their bodies, and to the right heirs of the said Thomas. Thomas died without heir male of his body and Brian entered by virtue of the said grant.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Querneby in his demesne as of fee.
He held the under-mentioned third part by the law of England for life as of the right of Alice his wife, deceased; it descends to Brian son of Brian son of the said Brian and Alice.
Carleton by Snayth. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service. Isabel, who was the wife of Walter Faucomberge, knight, has 100s. yearly rent out of the manor for life in dower, by endowment of Roger de Burton, knight, formerly her husband.
Querneby. The manor, which extends into Querneby, Lyndelay, Langwood, Staynland, Hudersfeld, Wodhous and Scamedon, held of John de Heton of Mirfeld, service unknown. Hugh de Anneslay and Joan his wife receive 17l. 15s. yearly out of the manor in the new hospital of the Holy Trinity, Pontefract, during the life of Joan, who is still living, and after her death the heirs of the said Brian shall find a chaplain to celebrate divine service daily for 10 years for the souls of William de Querneby, his ancestors and heirs.
Ferlyngton. A third part of the manor, held of John de Nevyll, lord of Raby, service unknown.
He died on 25 July (sic), 18 Richard II. Heir as above, aged 7 years and more.
C. Ric. II File 85 (2)
529 ALAN DE STOKES, clerk
Writ, 26 July, 18 Richard II
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Rothewell, Tuesday after the Decollation of St John the Baptist, 18 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned lands etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Weston Fawell. 5 messuages, 1 1/4 carucates of land and meadow and 30s. rent, held of the king in chief by the service of 8s. yearly to the manor of Kyngesthorp, which manor is parcel of the crown.
Stoke Daubeneye. A messuage, 3 cottages, 2 virgates of land and meadow and 2a. wood, held of lord la Roos, service unknown.
He died on 31 December last. Maud wife of William Smyth of Stoke aforesaid, daughter of Emma his sister, and Agnes wife of Thomas Knyght of Keilmershe, daughter of Joan his sister, aged 21 years and more, are his heirs.
Since his death Richard Ferrour, parson of the church of Great Billyng, has occupied the premises.
C. Ric. II File 85 (3)
530 JOHN SIBILLE
Writ of mandamus, 24 February, 18 Richard II
WILTS. Inq. (indented) taken at Heyghworthe, 25 May, 18 Richard II.
He held the Under-mentioned third part by the law of England after the death of Joan his wife, daughter of John Lusteshulle, lord of the manor.
Lusteshulle. A third part of the manor, which manor is held of John duke of Lancaster as of his manor of Troughbrygge.
He died on 13 October, 17 Richard II. William son of the said John and Joan, aged 16 years and more, is his heir.
Since his death Elizabeth lady Luterell has taken the issues, title unknown.
C. Ric. II File 85 (4)
531 RALPH DE STONORE, knight
Writ, 8 December, 18 Richard II
LONDON. Inq. 12 February, 18 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned messuage.
St Peter by Pouleswharf, ward of Baynardescastell. A messuage, held of the king in free burgage as is the whole city of London.
He died on Friday after St Martin in the year aforesaid. Gilbert de Stonore, aged 2 years on the feast of St Wolstan the Bishop last, is his heir.
532
Writ, to enquire what estate the said Ralph had in the said messuage. 23 February, 18 Richard II.
LONDON. Inq. 27 February, 18 Richard II.
He died seised of it in his demesne as of fee.
533
Writ, 8 December, 18 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Repynghale, Tuesday before the Conversion of St Paul, 18 Richard II.
By his charter he enfeoffed Robert de Faxton, parson of the church of Penyton Meysy, William Achecote, vicar of the church of Chalgrafe, William Beeke and William Skryveyn, chaplain, of the under-mentioned manor, advowson and lands.
Repynghale. The manor, with the advowson of a third part of the church, except the under-mentioned lands in Kyrkeby and Staynwayt, held of Thomas de Roos of Dowseby by knight’s service.
Kyrkeby. 2 bovates of land, 2 cottages and 30a. wood, held of John Cheyne, knight.
Staynwayt. A bovate of land and a cottage, held of the lord of Hacunby by service of a pair of spurs.
Walcote. Tenements held of the abbot of Peterborough, service unknown.
Date of death and heir, aged 2 years and more, as above.
534
Writ, 8 December, 18 Richard II
HANTS. Inq. (indented) made at Andevere, Monday after the Epiphany, 18 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned manor, advowson and land in his demesne as of fee.
Penyton. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of lord de Seymour, services unknown.
Foxcote. A particle of land pertaining to the said manor, held of Henry Popham, services unknown.
He died on Friday, the feast of St Brice last. Gilbert Stonore, aged 2 years on the feast of St Wolstan next, is his heir.
535
Writ, 8 December, 18 Richard II
MIDDLESEX. Inq. taken at Westminster, Friday after the Purification, 18 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuage etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Westminster. A messuage called le Mot with 3 cottages, a grange and 60a. land, held of the abbot of Westminster by service of 12s. 6d. yearly.
Date of death and heir as above (London inquisition).
536
Writ, 8 December, 18 Richard II
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Bedeford, Monday before St Hilary, 18 Richard II.
He held no lands in the county.
Date of death and heir as above (Lincoln inquisition).
537
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Aylesbury, Thursday after the Epiphany, 18 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned rents, lands etc.
Aylesbury, 13s. 4d. rent of assize from divers tenements, held of the king in chief anciently of the crown, service unknown.
Aylesbury. 20d. rent of assize from divers tenements, held of the prebendary of the prebend of Aylesbury by fealty and suit of court once yearly.
Aylesbury. 5s. rent of assize from divers tenements, held of the earl of Ormond, service unknown.
Aylesbury. 16a. land and 11a., meadow, held of the said earl by the service of coming to his view of frankpledge at Aylesbury once yearly.
Aylesbury. A water-mill in ruins, held of John Devereux by service of 18d. yearly and suit to the sheriff’s tourn twice yearly.
Walton by Aylesbury. A messuage with a garden, 21a. land and 4a. meadow, held of the lord of Walton by service of 10s. yearly and suit of court every three [weeks].
Stokemaundevyll. A messuage, 64a. land and 6a. meadow, held of the lord of Stokemaundevyll by service of 13s. 4d. yearly and coming to the sheriff’s tourn twice yearly.
Date of death and heir as above (Lincoln inquisition).
538
Writ to enquire what estate the said Ralph had in the premises in Aylesbury, Walton and Stokemaundevyll. 25 February, 18 Richard II.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Aylesbury, 3 March, 18 Richard II.
He held them in his demesne as of fee.
539
Writ, 8 December, 18 Richard II
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Cirencestre, 15 January, 18 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors, advowsons and lands.
Hembury in Saltmersshe. Lands held of the bishop of Worcester by knight’s service, quantity unknown.
Harnhull. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the earl of Derby, service unknown.
Doughton. Lands held of Thomas de Brewes, lord of Tettebury, service unknown.
Cundycote. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the bishop [recte archbishop] of York, service unknown.
Bourton in Hennemersshe. Certain lands and the advowson of the church, held of lord le Despenser, service unknown.
Date of death and heir, aged 2 years on the feast of St Wolstan next, as above.
540
Copy of the preceding inquisition.
541
Writ to enquire what estate the said Ralph had in the above premises in Gloucestershire. 25 February, 18 Richard II.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Circestre, 1 March, 18 Richard II.
He held them in his demesne as of fee.
542
Writ, 8 December, 18 Richard II
DEVON. Inq. taken at Modbury, Saturday after the Epiphany, 18 Richard II.
Long before his death he gave the under-mentioned manor and hundred etc. (except the advowson of the church of Ermyngton) to Robert James of Walyngforde, William Bruly of Waterstoke, Robert parson of the church of Penyton Meisy, William vicar of the church of Chalgrave, William Beek and John Woderove of Molsford and they granted them to Robert Hulle to hold of them for a term of 20 years from Michaelmas, 17 Richard II for a certain sum of money to be paid yearly.
He held the under-mentioned advowson of the church of Ermyngton in his demesne as of fee.
Ermyngton. The advowson of a mediety of the church, held of Edward earl of Devon by knight’s service, quantity unknown.
Ermyngton. The manor and hundred, land of Bykefordwalles, advowson of the free chapel in the churchyard of Ermyngton, a fishery, office of bailiff of the manor and hundred and ‘hundredespeny’ with knights’ fees and other appurtenances.
Great Modbury. View of frankpledge.
Kyllebury. View of frankpledge (tremuram).
Date of death and heir, aged 2 years on the feast of St Wolstan next, as above.
543
Writ, 8 December, 18 Richard II
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Croumersh, Tuesday after the Conversion of St Paul, 18 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors, advowson, rents and land.
Stonore. The manor, held of Thomas duke of Gloucester, services unknown.
Bixgebuyn. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the earl of Oxford, services unknown.
Bixbrond and Brounesdon. The manors, held of the king as of the honor of Walyngford by knight’s service, quantity unknown.
The said Ralph by his deed granted to John Parkere of Assenden, who is still living, the office of parker of Stonore and keeper of the warren of all the above manors with 2d. daily for life out of the issues of the said manors.
Hoo in Watlyngton. The manor, held of the king as of the honor of Walyngford by knight’s service, quantity unknown. The said Ralph by his deed granted to Thomas Barentyn, who is still living, a yearly rent of 40s. for life out of the said manor.
Thame. 6s. yearly rent, held of the bishop of Lincoln in free burgage, service unknown.
Standelve. A virgate of land, held of John Rede and Ralph Middelton, services unknown.
Ruycote. 4s. rent, held of the king as of the honor of Walyngford, services unknown.
Date of death and heir as above (London inquisition).
544
BERKS. Inq. taken at Wallyngford, Tuesday after the Conversion of St Paul, 18 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and advowson and lands in Sotwell.
He gave to William Beek, John Woderove, William Screveyn, chaplain, and William Shirwode, chaplain, a yearly rent out of all his lands in Redynge etc. which Reynold Sheffeld held for life, and the reversion of the lands after the death of the said Reynold.
Dodecote. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the king as of the honor of Walyngford by knight’s service, quantity unknown.
Sotwell. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of Isabel, who was the wife of Luke de Ponynges, as of her manor of Basynge; and a carucate of land, held of the bishop of Winchester, services unknown. The said Ralph by his deed granted to William Beek of Ewelme, who is still living, a yearly rent of 10l. for life out of all his lands in Sotwell.
Redynge, Tilhurst, Arle, Burfeld, Mapuldurham, Whitele and Engelfelde. Lands and tenements, held of the abbot of Redynge, services unknown.
Date of death and heir as above (London inquisition).
545
Writ to enquire what estate the said Ralph had in the premises mentioned in the Oxford inquisition and in the premises in Dodecote and Sotwell mentioned in the Berks inquisition. 25 February, 18 Richard II.
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Croumerssh, 4 March, 18 Richard II.
He held the premises in his demesne as of fee.
546
BERKS. Inq. taken at Walyngford, 4 March, 18 Richard II.
He held the premises in his demesne as of fee.
547
Writ de feodis, 11 March, 18 Richard II
DEVON. Inq. taken at Modbury, Saturday before Trinity, 18 Richard II.
He held no knights’ fees in the county, but he held the under-mentioned advowson in his demesne as of fee.
Ermyngton. The advowson of a mediety of the church.
548
Writ de feodis, 11 March, 18 Richard II
HANTS. Inq. (indented) taken at Andevere, 22 November, 19 Richard II.
He held no knights’ fees in the county, but he held the under-mentioned advowson.
Penyton. The advowson of the church, held of the king in chief.
549
Writ de feodis, 11 March, 18 Richard II
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Watlyngton, Wednesday after Trinity, 18 Richard II.
He held no knights’ fees in the county, but he held the under-mentioned advowson in his demesne as of fee.
Bixgibuyn. The advowson of the church.
550
BERKS. Inq. taken at Sottewell, 16 May, 18 Richard II.
He held no knights’ fees in the county, but he held the under-mentioned advowson in his demesne as of fee.
Dodecote. The advowson of the church.
551
Writ de feodis, 11 March, 18 Richard II
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Sircestre, 20 April, 18 Richard II.
He held no knights’ fees in the county, but he held the under-mentioned advowsons in his demesne as of fee.
Bourton in Henmerssh. The advowson of the church.
Harnhull. The advowson of the church.
Cundecote. The advowson of the church.
552
Partition of the lands of the said Ralph into three parts.
C. Ric. II File 85 (5)
E. Inq. P.M. File 63 (14) (Buckingham)
E. Enrolments etc. of Inq. No. 307 (Lincoln)
553 JOHN SLEGH of Fossedyk of Algarkirk
Writ, 26 April, 18 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Swyneshed, Saturday after St John before the Latin Gate. 18 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned lands etc. by the law of England, of the right and inheritance of Cecily his wife, deceased.
Wygtoft. 1a. 3r. land, held of the honor of Richemond by knight’s service as of the manor of Wygtoft.
Algarkirke. 16a. land held of the said honor in socage by service of 2s. 8d. yearly.
Wygtoft. 4a. 1r. land, held of the said honor in socage by service of 8 1/2d. yearly.
Wygtoft. 1r. land, held of the abbot of Croyland, by service of 3d. yearly and two appearances yearly at his court of Soterton.
Biker. A salt-pit with a hearth, an orchard and a mound and 2a. land, held of the honor of Richemond in socage by service of 7 1/2d. yearly.
Swyneshed. A messuage and two cottages, held of the said honor in socage by service of 8 1/2d. yearly. They are charged with 3s. 1d. yearly granted of old to the abbot of Bardeney in frank-almoin.
Wigtoft. 1r. land, held of the said honor as of the manor of Wykes, by service of 2d. yearly and one appearance at the court.
Swyneshed. 2 cottages, held of John de Bello Monte, knight, and his parceners, of a fee called Briansfee, by service of 18d. and one suit to their great court.
Swyneshed. 5a. land and meadow, held of the honor of Richemond in socage by service of 10d. yearly.
(Unspecified.) A mill-hill containing 10 perches of land, held of the said honor in socage.
He died on 27 March last. Elizabeth, aged 11 years and more, is daughter and heir of the said John and Cecily.
C. Ric. II File 85 (6)
E. Enrolments etc. of Inq. No. 307
554 JOAN LE SMYTHES
Writ of mandamus, 22 May, 18 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Maldone, Saturday after the Nativity of St John the Baptist, 19 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned lands etc. in her demesne as of fee and the under-mentioned reversions after the death of Joan, who was the wife of Robert Baron, who held them in dower by endowment of the said Robert, brother of the said Joan le Smythes, one of his heirs.
Bradewelle. 5a. land, 3s. 4d. rent of assize and the third part of a toft, held of the king as of the honor of Haule by service of a third part of a fourth part of a knight’s fee and suit to the court of the honor every month.
Bradewelle. The reversion of a moiety of 26a. land and a third part of 40a. salt marsh held of the king as of the said honor by the said service.
Bradewelle. 5a. land, held of the countess of Hereford, Thomas Coggeshale, John Doreward and others as of their manor of Pilton, by service of 12d. yearly.
Bradewelle. 4a. land and the moiety of a messuage, held of Matthew Londeneys and others as of their tenement called Bataill in Bradewelle by service of 1/2d. yearly.
Bradewelle. The reversion of 1a. land called Wolyerland, held of William Dannebury by service of 13 1/2d. yearly.
She died on Monday before St Dennis, 2 Richard II. John Smyth aged 40 years and more, is her son and heir.
555
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Maldon, Saturday the feast of St Edmund the King, 19 Richard II.
Joan, who was the wife of Robert Baron, died on Tuesday before St Peter’s Chains, 17 Richard II.
C. Ric. II File 85 (7)
556 WILLIAM BROTHER AND HEIR OF THOMAS LATE EARL OF STAFFORD
Writ of devenerunt, 20 April, 18 Richard II
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Rothewell, 15 November, 19 Richard II.
The under-mentioned manor, leets, fees, reversions etc. came to the king’s hand by the death of the said Thomas and the minority of the said William.
Rothewell. The manor (extent given, including profits of a fair on Trinity Sunday) and hundred, with the advowson of the nunnery of St John the Baptist in Rothewell. Anne wife of the said Thomas is assigned to hold for life in dower a yearly rent of 4l. 18s. 10 3/4d. issuing from the manor.
Denford, Aldewyncle, Thrapston, Wodeford, Wylwencotes, Lufwyk, Ryngestede, Raundes and Midelcotes. Leets held at Denford twice yearly.
Little Adyngton, T…den, Burton, Craneford and Barton Segrave. Leets held at Barton twice yearly.
Suthwyk, Pyryho, Tannesore, Glapthorne and Cotherstoke. Two leets of the said towns.
Stanerne. Two leets.
A court of the honor of Gloucester every three weeks in the said towns.
Thrapston, Ryngestede and Denford. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Richard Chamberleyn, William Braunspath and Robert Duffyn.
[Midelcotes. A moiety of a knight’s fee], (fn. 1) held by Richard Chamberleyn.
Little Denynton. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Thomas Gryffyn, knight.
Wylwencotes. A sixteenth part [and a tenth part] (fn. 1) of a knight’s fee, held by Richard [Chamberleyn]. (fn. 1)
Barton Segrave. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the earl of Nottingham.
Wodeford. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Walter Alger.
Clendon. A [sixth part of a] (fn. 1) knight’s fee, held by Alexander Neubotell.
Rothewell. A knight’s fee, held by William la Zouche of Haryngworth, a fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by John Holok, and a moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Thomas Latymer, knight.
Heyford. A fifth part of a knight’s fee, held by Richard de Flore.
Pulton. An eighth part of a knight’s fee, held by William Pulton.
Burton and Thyndon. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the abbot of Croxton.
Lufwyk and Stanerne. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Henry Grene, Thomas Tylyngham(?) and John Tyndley.
Tannessore. A knight’s fee, held by Thomas Camoys, knight, with others.
Draughton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by John Seyton(?), knight.
Icham. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Robert Haldenby.
Denford. A knight’s fee, held by Richard Chamberleyn.
Barton Segrave, Raundes and Cranford. Two knights’ fees, held by Richard Clowne.
Raundes. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by John Traylle, knight.
Adyngton. A twentieth part of a knight’s fee, held by Nicholas Pyel.
Pokebroke, Thirninge and Clopton. One knight’s fee, held by the abbot of Peterborough and Roger Mowy.
All the foregoing are held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Gloucester, by knight’s service.
Thorp Lobenham. The reversion of the manor.
Arthyngworth. The reversion of a toft and 2 virgates of land.
Horton. The reversion of 6 messuages, 6 virgates of land and 10a. wood in Horton.
P[edyngton]. (fn. 1) The reversion of 3s. rent.
The foregoing reversions are expectant on the death of John Vyncent of Rothewell who is still living, who holds them for life, the reversion belonging to Ralph Basset of Drayton last deceased and his heirs, whose heir the said William was, to wit, son of Hugh son of Ralph son of Margaret sister of Ralph father of Ralph father of the said Ralph last deceased. Of whom and by what service they are held the jurors know not.
Multon. A messuage, 2 virgates of land, 8a. meadow and 2s. rent, tenure unknown.
Wodeford by Byfeld. The manor, held of John Lovel, service unknown.
The two last items came to the said William as heir of Ralph Basset as above.
Glapthorn. The reversion of the manor, held in dower for life by Anne, who was the wife of Thomas late earl of Stafford. The manor is held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Gloucester, by knight’s service.
He died on 6 April last. Edmund, aged 17 years and more, is his brother and heir.
557
RUTLAND. Inq. taken at Okeham, 14 November, 19 Richard II.
The under-mentioned reversion came to the king’s hands as above.
Exton. The reversion of 10 messuages, 10 tofts, 16 virgates of land with the adjacent meadow, held for life by John Wyldeboor, who is still living, by demise of Ralph Basset of Drayton, knight, last deceased, the reversion belonging to the said Ralph and his heirs, and it descended to the said William as son of Hugh son of Ralph son of Margaret sister of Ralph father of Ralph father of the said Ralph last deceased. The premises are held of Joan Grene, lady of Exton, service unknown.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Ric. II File 85 (8)
558 ELIZABETH WIFE OF THOMAS TORELL
Writ of mandamus, 14 March, 18 Richard II
LONDON. Inq. 5 April, 18 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned messuages for life as jointly enfeoffed with the said Thomas, late her husband.
All Hallows the Less in Dowgate ward. 2 messuages.
She died on 19 August, 49 Edward III. Richard Torell, aged 21 years on the feast of St Gregory the Pope last, is her son and heir.
Roger Marchall, one of the king’s esquires, has occupied the premises and taken the issues since the said Elizabeth’s death by grant of Edward III by his letters patent.
559
Writ to enquire to whom the reversion of the messuages mentioned in the preceding inquisition belongs. 20 April, 18 Richard II.
LONDON. Inq. 25 April, 18 Richard II.
She held the said messuages by gift of Thomas Darcy and John Borham to the said Thomas and Elizabeth and the heirs of Thomas. Richard Torell is son and heir of the said Thomas, to whom the reversion belongs.
560
Writ of mandamus, 14 March, 18 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Chelmersford, Tuesday after the Annunciation, 18 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned lands, rents etc. for life, as jointly enfeoffed with the said Thomas late her husband.
Chaldewell and Little Thurrok. 100a. land, 20a. meadow, 60a. pasture and marsh and 3l. 16s. 8 1/2d. rent of assize, held of the king in chief by service of the fourth part of a knight’s fee, to wit, being naperer in the king’s household, and 2s. called ‘wardeselver’ yearly to the hundred of Berdestaple, now in the hands of the earl of Kent.
Westthurrok and Stifford. A messuage, a windmill in ruins, 124a. land, 52a. pasture and marsh, 6a. meadow and 22s. rent of assize, held of the duke of Gloucester as of his manor of Westthurrok, which was formerly of William Wauton, knight, in socage by service of 26s. 8d. yearly, except 30a. land in Stifford, held of the prior and convent of Christ Church, Canterbury by service of suit to the said prior and convent’s view of frankpledge at Stifford Hethe once yearly.
Date of death and heir as above.
Roger Marchall has occupied the premises as above.
561
Writ to enquire to whom the reversion of the premises in the preceding inquisition belongs. 20 April, 18 Richard II.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Chelmersford, Friday before St Mark, 18 Richard II.
She held the premises by gift of Thomas Darcy and John Borham to the said Thomas and Elizabeth and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Thomas, with the king’s licence. Richard Torell, age as above, is son and heir of the said Thomas and Elizabeth.
C. Ric. II File 85 (9)
562 JOHN TREVARTHIAN, an outlaw
Writ to enquire what lands John Trevarthian, who was outlawed for felony, held of the right and inheritance of Idonea his wife. 7 May, 18 Richard II.
SURREY. Inq. (indented) taken at Ledrede, 29 May, 18 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned lands etc. on the day of his outlawry of the right and inheritance of the said Idonea, who is still living, because Richard Cok of Carsaulton and William Hardegray by a charter enrolled, dated 20 March, 45 Edward III, gave to Simon Seint Michel, lord of Codyngton, and the said Idonea, then his wife, the under-mentioned lands etc. in Sutton (by the name of their manor of Sutton) and Ewell (by the name of all the lands that they had in Ewell and Sutton by the gift of the said Simon), to them and the heirs of their bodies and to the executors or assigns for one year after the longer liver of them, the reversion after the death of Simon and Idonea belonging to Ralph de Codyngton.
Sutton. A ruinous messuage and a carucate of land, held of the abbot of Cherteseye by the service of 16s. rent of assize yearly to his manor of Sutton.
Ewell. A messuage and 100a. land held of the abbot of Westminster by the service of 11s. 4d. yearly to his manor of …
He died on 25 April last.
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563 SARAH WIFH OF JOHN TAVERNER of Staunford
Writ, 24 June, 18 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Staunford, Tuesday after St James, 18 Richard II.
Long before her death she enfeoffed John Bonde, parson of the church of St Mary at the bridge, Staunford, John Sheppeye and William Race of Staunford of all her messuages and lands in the county.
Staunford. A messuage in the said parish of St Mary, whereof part is held of the king in chief by knight’s service, part of the prior of Durham by service of a cock and two hens at Christmas and coming to his court twice yearly, and part of John de la Warre, knight, by service of 9d. yearly and coming to his court twice yearly.
Staunford. A messuage in the parish of St George, held of Thomas Wyke and Avicius de Arderne by service of 2s. yearly.
Spaldyng. 3 messuages and 6a. meadow, held of William Bolle by service of 2s. yearly.
She died on 4 May last. Maud, wife of John Broun of Staunford, aged 24 years and more, is her daughter and heir.
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564 HAMO VAGHAN
Writ, 23 October, 18 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Horndone, 28 October, 18 Richard II.
Long before his death he demised the under-mentioned manor to Roger Bokelton of the county of Hereford, William Burton, clerk, of the county of Northampton, and Edward Cambre, citizen and skinner of London, and the lands called Plumberghes to Thomas Lee, Thomas Skynnere, Philip Lee, chaplain, Hugh Wygan and John Skreveyn.
Westillebury. The manor, held of the king as of the honor of Reyleigh, service unknown.
Plumberghes. Lands so called, held as above.
He died on Tuesday before St Botolph the Abbot last. Eleanor, aged 6 years and more, is his daughter and heir.
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565 SIMON WORSTEDE
Writ of mandamus, 10 November, 18 Richard II
SURREY. Inq. taken at Suthwerk, 4 February, 18 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned third part in his demesne as of fee.
Bretyngherst. A third part of the manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service, paying 3s. 4d. every 32 weeks to castle ward of Dovorr, 4d. yearly to lord de Say at his manor of Westgrenewych, and 9d. yearly to the tenant of the manor of Dovedale.
He died on 10 February, 16 Richard II. Joan, aged 7 years, now married to John Chayham of London, and Alice, aged 6 years, are daughters and heirs of the said Simon and Joan late his wife.
William atte Merssh of the Tower of London and John atte Pantrie, farmers by the said Simon’s grant for a certain term of years, have occupied the premises and taken the profits since his death.
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566 ROBERT SON AND HEIR OF JOHN WENDOUT
Writ of devenerunt, 1 February, 18 Richard II
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at the castle of Newcastle on Tyne, Thursday before St Cuthbert in March, 18 Richard II.
The under-mentioned manors and lands came to the hands of Edward III by the death of the said John and the minority of the said Robert.
Christina, who was the wife of the said John, holds in dower a third part of all the premises, the reversion belonging to the right heirs of the said John.
Hibbourne. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Newton by the Sea. A moiety of the manor, held as above.
Yerdhill. 6 cottages, a water-mill, 3 husbandlands and 9a. land and meadow, held as above. They are worth nothing because they are wasted by the frequent incursions of the Scots.
Yerdhill. 2 carucates and 45a. land and meadow, held of the barony of Werk in socage by service of a rose yearly. They are worth nothing for the aforesaid reason.
Estdechebourne. 8 husbandlands, held of the lord de Bello Monte in socage by service of a rose yearly.
Alnewik. A cottage, held of Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, by knight’s service.
Elington. A messuage and 18a. land, held of lord de Welles in socage by service of 1 lb. pepper at Christmas.
The said Robert died on Wednesday before the Nativity of St Mary, 3 Richard II. Christina wife of Richard de Lincoln, aged 31 years, and Joan Pacok, her sister, aged 25 years, daughters of Joan Pacok sister of John Syward son of Alice, one of the sisters of the said John Wendout; Robert de Hebbourne, aged 42 years, son of Isabel, second sister; Alan de Graham, aged 42 years, son of Mary, third sister; Margery wife of Richard de Wetewang, aged 50 years, daughter of Agnes, fourth sister; and Margaret who was the wife of Thomas Sampson, aged 54 years, daughter of Christina, fifth sister of the said John Wendout, are his heirs.
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567 EDMUND WALDEYEVE
Writ, 9 February, 18 Richard II
WARWICK. Inq. taken at Warrewyk, Saturday before the Annunciation, 18 Richard II.
He, who held the manor of Molynton, Northampton, of the inheritance of Margery his wife, held the under-mentioned messuages and land of the same inheritance.
Molynton. 5 messuages and 5 virgates of land, held of the prior of Kenelleworth, service unknown.
He died on Monday after Christmas last. Thomas, aged 14 years on the eve of the Epiphany last, is son and heir of the said Edmund and Margery.
568
Writ, 9 February, 18 Richard II
HUNTINGDON. Inq. taken at Huntyngdon, 23 April, 18 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned parcels of wood by the law of England, of the right of Margery his wife, deceased.
Alkumbury. Parcels of wood called Scoles, Grenecroft, Halgh, Hyldegarescroft and Emmescroft, held of the king in chief by service of a fiftieth part of a knight’s fee and 13s. 1 1/2d. yearly.
Date of death and heir as above.
569
Writ, 9 February, 18 Richard II
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Chepyngwardon, Wednesday the feast of St Matthias, 18 Richard II.
Margery, daughter of Robert Bereford of Molynton, was seised in her demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned manor. Afterwards she married the said Edmund and they had issue Thomas, who is still living. Margery died on Thursday after St Dennis last and Edmund held the manor by the law of England on the day of his death.
Molynton. The manor, held of the king in chief as of the honor of Peverell by service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee.
Date of death and heir as above.
Thomas Raulee of Farnburgh, Warwicks, intruded into the manor immediately after Edmund’s death and has taken the issues ever since.
570
Writ, 9 February, 18 Richard II
GLOUCESTER AND THE MARCH OF WALES. Inq. (indented) taken at Neuport in the March of Wales, Friday the feast of St Gregory the Pope, 18 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned site and rent as above (Northampton inquisition).
St Mellans. The site of the manor and 9l. 10s. 1/2d.rent, held of the earl of Stafford as of the castle of Neuport.
Date of death and heir as above.
571
Writ, 9 February, 19 Richard II
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Banbury, Thursday after St Matthias, 18 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor as above (Northampton inquisition) but whether it is in Oxfordshire or Northamptonshire the jurors know not.
He also held the under-mentioned water-mill of the same inheritance.
Molynton. The manor held as above (Northampton inquisition).
Miltecombe. A water-mill, held of the abbot of Eynesham, service unknown.
Date of death and heir as above.
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572 ALICE WIFE OF MILES DE WYNDESORE, knight
Writ, 27 May, 18 Richard II
HANTS. Inq. (indented) taken at Aulton, Saturday before the Nativity of St John the Baptist, 18 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned lands etc. in Bromle for life, by gift of Ralph Pamplion and Thomas Colriche, the reversion belonging to Brian, son and heir of the said Miles.
She held the under-mentioned manor, of the said Brian’s inheritance, in dower.
Bromle. A messuage, 80a. waste land and 3a. meadow called Bynteworthys, held of Thomas Ponyng, knight, by service of 10s. yearly.
Bynteworth by Aulton. The manor, held of William Melton, knight, by service of 7l. 13s. 4d. yearly.
She died on 17 May last. The said Brian, aged 22 years and more, is son and heir of the said Miles de Wyndsore.
573
Writ, 27 May, 18 Richard II
BERKS. Inq. (indented) taken at Walyngford, Monday the eve of SS Peter and Paul, 19 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned rent in dower, of the inheritance of Brian, son and heir of the said Miles.
Westhakebourne. 50s. 2d. rent of assize from tenements called Whites and Thomasiones, from John Sydeneye, John Hugon, John Ryder, William Taillour for a tenement called Hanecokkes, Richard Brouns for lands formerly of Geoffrey Chilchif, and William Coldrel for 1a. formerly of Thomas Ame. The said rent is parcel of the manor of Westhakebourne, which is held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee.
She died on 16 May last. Heir as above, aged 21 years on the eve of the Epiphany last.
574
Writ, 27 May, 18 Richard II
MIDDLESEX. Inq. taken at Stanys, Monday after SS Peter and Paul, 19 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned lands etc. in dower, of the inheritance of Brian, son and heir of the said Miles.
Stanewell. A house called Bollokhous, a garden called Oldgarden, 106 1/2a. land, 18a. meadow, a third part of 100a. pasture in Baiardesmede, a third part of the close of Kambhurst with a small croft called Chalveslese, 6a. 1 1/2r. 18 perches 3 1/2ft. wood at Bamneshangre, 118s. 9d. rent of assize and 8 capons, all which are part of the manor of Stanewell, which is held of the king in chief as of the castle of Wyndesore by service of a knight’s fee.
She died on 16 May, 18 Richard II.
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575 ROBERT SON OF WILLIAM LISLE
Writ to take proof of his age and to cause Thomas Keys, who has the custody of his lands by demise of Robert Leukenore, who has it by demise of John Rouche, to whom the king committed it, to be present. 28 January, 18 Richard II.
GLOUCESTER. Proof of age (indented) taken at Stowe St Edward, 17 February, 18 Richard II.
The jurors say he was 21 years old on Saturday, the Translation of St Martin last.
John Clifford, aged 46 years and more, remembers this because he was in the church of Cotes on Monday, the Translation of St Martin, and saw Thomas Davyd, rector of the said church baptizing the said Robert, and afterwards the said Thomas Davyd wrote in the missal of the church that the said Robert was born on the said feast, 47 Edward III.
Walter Clement, Walter Stoghtre and John Stevenes, each aged 50 years and more, remember this because they saw the said Thomas Davyd baptize the said Robert on the said Monday and the said Thomas, rector of Cotes, and Robert Selly, rector of the church of Saperton, were godfathers.
Robert Vileyn, William Caldecote, Philip Boter and Thomas Chamberlyn, each aged 44 years, remember this because on the said Monday they saw Henry Legge, servant of William Lisle, riding for Margaret wife of John Lucy to be godmother and saw the said Margaret take the said Robert from the font by the hands of the said Thomas, the rector.
John Tymberhulle, Henry Legge, William Sclattere and John Dorne, each aged 48 years and more, remember this because on the said Monday Agnes formerly wife of John Taillour, foster-mother of the said Robert, met them and told them that the said Robert was baptised in the church of Cotes on that day.
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576 THOMAS SON OF HUGH DE SWYNFORD
Writ [missing]
LINCOLN. Proof of age taken at Lincoln, Friday …, 18 Richard II.
John Plaint, aged 60 years or more, says the said Thomas was born at Lincoln on the feast of St Matthias, 47 Edward III and baptised the next day in the church of St Margaret in the Close, on which day the said John was servant to Master Thomas de Sutton, clerk, godfather of the said Thomas de Swynford, and brought fire to light the candle.
Richard Fynden of Lincoln, aged 70 years and more, agrees and says that on that day he was chamberlain to John de Worsop clerk, the other godfather.
John Liminour of Lincoln, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that on that day he brought two books, one of which was a missal, to the said church and sold them to the said John, one of the godfathers.
John de Sereby of Lincoln, aged 63 years and more, agrees and says that on the day of the baptism William Hamond, his servant, taking two jars of wine to the church, fell and spilled the wine out of one jar, for which the said John beat him.
John Baldon, aged 56 years and more, agrees and says that on that day of the baptism he was servant to the said Thomas de Sutton and was riding to Louth on his master’s business when his horse fell and the said John broke his leg.
Gilbert de Beseby of Lincoln, aged 54 years and more, agrees and says he was then chamberlain to lady Katharine de Swynford, mother of the said Thomas, and went with divers clothes of silk and gold to the said church when the said Thomas was baptised.
Nicholas Bolton, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that he held a basin and offered water to the godfathers and godmother to wash after the baptism.
William de Middelton, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says he held a towel by the font for the godfathers and godmother to wipe their hands.
Richard Colvill of Lincoln, aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that on that day he was charged by the said lady Katharine’s steward to bring home 24 bows, which the said steward bought and gave to divers servants.
Henry Taverner, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that on the day of the baptism Agnes his wife gave birth to John his firstborn son.
Thomas Boterwyk, aged 68 years and more, agrees and says he was clerk in the church and took the chrism from the altar to the font.
John Waltham of Lincoln, aged 49 years and more, agrees and says that in that year William de Waltham, his father, set out for Jerusalem and died beyond the seas and in that year the said John entered into his inheritance.
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577 AMY WIFE OF THOMAS DE NEWETON, DAUGHTER OF JOHN PAYN
Writ, 25 June, 18 Richard II
LONDON. Inq. 8 July, 18 Richard II.
She was born in London, in Bredstret ward, and baptised in St Augustine’s church in the ward of Farndon Within and was 18 years of age on 8 November last.
John Gent, aged 52 years, knows this because he married Agnes late the wife of Henry Makeseye, on the day of the said Amy’s birth.
John Page, aged 62 years, John Goldryng, aged 62 years, and Stephen atte Frith, aged 50 years, knows this because Henry de Padyngton, common clerk of the said city, died on the day of the said Anne’s birth.
Robert Knight, aged 50 years, knows this because on the same day he was made a freeman of the city in the Gihald.
John Phelip, aged 56 years, Geoffrey atte Gate, aged 55 years, and John Haddon, aged 48 years, know this because on that day Thomas Sprotburgh, cook, was put in the pillory for selling a stinking eel pie and other unwholesome victuals.
John Evesham, aged 53 years, Thomas Dachet, aged 55 years, John Barnaby, aged 50 years, and Roger Warde, aged 56 years, know this because on that day they saw John Langham fall and break his right arm.
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578 WILLIAM SON OF EDMUND BLOUNT
Writ to take proof of the said William’s age and to cause Margaret who was the wife of Lawrence Seybroke, in whose custody his lands are by the king’s commission, to be present. 3 November, 18 Richard II.
GLOUCESTER. Proof of age (indented) taken at Cirencestre, Monday before St Martin, 18 Richard II.
The said William was born in Gloucester on Thursday before St Wolstan the bishop, 46 Edward III, and baptised in St Michael’s church in the same town.
William Crook aged 62 years and more, remembers this because he was in the said church on the said Thursday when Edmund Blount, father of the said William, was summoned to be at Sobbury on the following Monday for divers business to be done for the king.
William Wightfeld and Walter Marcley, each aged 60 years and more, remember this because on that day divers shops of theirs in Gloucester were burnt.
Nicholas Bridlep, Thomas Compton and Thomas Salesbury, each aged 54 years and more, know this because on that day they were with William Keyberere one of the said William Blount’s godfathers, to raise a newly built house of William Keyberere’s and they vowed to hear mass in the said church and then and there saw Cecily Sage, the said William Blount’s godmother, holding him in her hands at the font to be baptized.
Robert But, Robert Tounesende and William Harleye, each aged 51 years and more, remember this because on that day Joan daughter of Thomas Ocle was married to Edmund Toky in the said church and the said Robert, Robert and William were there at mass and then saw John Bowyare, parochial chaplain of the said church, baptize the said William Blount.
Nicholas Taverner, Peter Pecke and Philip Diare, each aged 48 years and more, know this because on the same day they set out for the Roman court.
Margaret wife of Lawrence Seybroke was summoned by Robert Peynton and Mark Sylvestre but did not come.
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579 JOHN DYER of New Wyndesover, the elder
BERKS. Inq. taken at Maydenhyde, Tuesday after Corpus Christi, 18 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned cottage and curtilage.
New Wyndesore. A cottage and a curtilage in the king’s fee, lying between the tenement of the abbot of Redyng and the tenement of John Place.
He died 10 years ago, day not known, without heir.
William Manston of Wyndesore holds the premises by demise of the bailiffs of New Wyndesore, who took them into their hands in 8 Richard II as the king’s escheat and have taken the issues ever since.
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580 JOHN CRISTELTON
Commission to John Drax, serjeant at arms, John Catesby, Richard Lichefeld and John Ray and Alan Waldeyeve, escheator, to enquire post mortem. 20 April, 18 Richard II.
WARWICK. Inq. (indented) taken before the above (except John Catesby) at Coventry, Thursday after SS Peter and Paul, 19 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned messuages etc.
Coventre. A messuage in Michelparkstrete, occupied since his death by Nicholas Haytale; a messuage in le Croschepyng, formerly of Thomas Onley, vacant for want of repair; a shop in lez Flesshameles, occupied by John Lichefeld; and a cottage in le Westorchard, which is vacant; all held in socage, of whom and by what services unknown.
He died at Coventry on Wednesday before the Circumcision, 17 Richard II. He was a bastard and died without lawful heir of his body.
581
Inq. (indented) before the same and of the same date, mentioning the same premises but stating that they are held of the king as of the manor of Cheylesmore. Nicholas Haytale, has taken the issues of the messuage in Michelparkstrete and William Bagot, knight, of the rest of the premises. The other part of the indenture was delivered to John Allesley, ‘gurdeler’ (one of the jury).
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Footnotes

  • 1. Supplied from the Record Commission edition.