Records Relating To the Barony of Kendale: Volume 1. Originally published by Titus Wilson and Son, Kendal, 1923.
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1208 Roger de Carrus acknowledges that land in Kirkebi Lonesdale and 4 bovates in Dilacre are the right of William de Heselwell, who gives thereof to the said Roger, 3 bovates of the land in Dilacre, held by William be Cairus: Feet of Fines, file 1, n. 33.
1281 Agreement between dame Margaret de Ros and Adam de Newby, whereby the former released to Adam the puture of the land serjeants, horse and foot, and witnesmen (fn. 1) in Adam's land [in Dilacre], for which release the said Adam will render 9½d. yearly. Witnesses: William de Lindesey, Roger de Lancastre, Gilbert de Culwen, Robert de Yenwith, Henry de Staveley, knights: Hugh de Kendale parson of Bethome, William de Windsore and William de Crofte. Dated at Martinmas, 1281: Reg. of D. at Levens.
1376 Extent made at Kirkeby in Kendale, 24 April, 50 Edw. III of the value of the knights' fees, etc., which belonged to Thomas de Tweng, decd it was found that he held, inter alia, a 10th part of a knight's fee in Dylacre and Hincastre, which Peter de Ros and Thomas de Stirkeland lately held worth 60s. yearly. See Helsington, p. 147.
1439 Robert Lawrence, knt., held at his death the manor of Dilacre of Thomas del Parr, knt., in socage, worth 10 marks yearly; Robert Lawrence, his son, aged 40 years, is his next heir; Inq. p.m., 18 Hen. VI, n. 44. See Underbarrow.
1534 Lancelot Lawrence of Yealand Redmayne held at his death land and tenements in Dylacre, of whom held was not known, and worth yearly £8 15s. Thomas his son, aged 13, was his heir; D. of Lanc., Inq. p.m., 26 Hen. VIII, n. 41.
1541 Grant to Thomas Haidoke of lands in Delacre, Rotherworth in Kendall and various places in cos. Lanc., York and Cumberland, late of Lancelot Lawrence, during the minority of Thomas son and heir of the said Lancelot, etc.; State Papers Foreign and Domestic, XVI, 605b.
1616 Inquest taken at Kirkbykendall 14 Sept. 14 James i (1616) before Roger Otwaie, esquire, escheator, by writ of "diem clausit extremum," by oath of William Gilpine, Randulph Bensone, Anthony Garnet, Thos Gilpine, Thos Atkinsone, Allan Stevensone, Willm Garrnet, Miles Dawsone, Henry Kittchine, Robert Harrisone, Jarvis Strickland, Nicholas Cocke, Peter Birkett, who say that: William Warde on the day he died was seised of 1 mess. and tenemt in Diliker called "Diliker parke" and 50 acres of land to said mess. belonging. Held of king as of his manor of Kendall called "le Marques Fee," worth yearly clear 40s. He died 20 June, 14 James i (1616) & John Ward, son and heir of Randulph Ward uncle of said William, is his heir. John Ward is aged 46 years now; Chanc. Inquisns post mort., ser ii, vol. 675. n. 110.
1617 Inquest taken at Kirkbilonsdall 15 May, 15 James. i (1617) before Roger Otway, esq., escheator, by the oath of Edward Hegholme, Edward Harrline of Huttone, Edward Bland of Killingtone, Richard Holme of Castertone, Robert Harrline of the same, Tristram Ewane of Huttone, Edward Bowerdall of the same, Edward Bailiffe of Castertone, William Rigg of the same, Rowland Stockdall of Manserghe, John Conder of Puddlmire and Edward Cocke of Killingtone, gentlemen, who say that: John Dicckensone was seised of 1 mess. and tenemt in Dilliker and 10 acres of land thereto belonging. So seised he by his will bequeathed the above premises to William Diccensone his brother's son and his heirs lawfully to be begotten for ever. The premises are held of the king as of his manor of Kendall called "le Marques Fee," and are worth yearly clear 10s. He died 15 Jany, 16 Jas. i (1618–9) and William Dicckenson son of George Dikensone, brother of said John is his nephew and next heir and he is aged 22 years now; Chanc. Inquisns p.m. ser. ii, vol. 675, n. 127.
1617 Inquest taken at Kirkbyekendall, 10 April, 16 James 1 (1618), before Roger Otwaye, esquire, escheator. Richard Newbie was seised of 2 messuages and tenements called "Overgrauingefeild and Nethergrauinge feild" in Dillaker and 20 a. land, 10 a. meadow, 30 a. pasture in Dillaker. By his will dated 9 March 1616[–17], he bequeathed all his messuages, hereditaments in Dillaker to Ranulph Newbie his son for term of his life only and after Ranulphs' death to Allan Gilpin, fourth son of Martin Gilpin and Katherine, wife of the said Martin, daughter of said Richard Newbie and his heirs, and for default to Isaac Gilpin, second son of the said Martin and Katherine and his heirs and for default to Ranulph Gilpin, third son of the said Martin and Katherine and his heirs, and for default to Barnard Gilpin, son and heir apparent of the said Martin and Katherine and his heirs. Ranulph by virtue of the will was and still is seised of the premises for life. The premises in Dillaker are held of Charles, prince of Wales, as of his manor of Kendall, called "le Marques Fee," by fealty and a free rent of 4d. yearly in free socage, worth yearly clear 40s. Richard Newbie died 16 September last (1617) and Ranulph Newbie is his son, next heir, now aged 44 years; Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 59, n. 64.
1621 Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall, 19 September, 19 James 1 (1621) before Joseph Boothe, gentleman, escheator. Edmund Atkinson, yeoman, was seised at his death of 1 messuage and tenement called "Fleetholme" in Dilliker; and of another messuage and tenement there called "Scuftonhouse"; and of another messuage there and tenement there called "le Nether house." So seised he made his will dated 10 May, 1616, leaving Scuftonhouse and Netherhouse and their several lands, etc., to Richard Atkinson, his younger son and his heirs, with remainder in default of heirs to Edward Atkinson, another of his sons and his heirs. He died on 7 March last (1621). All the above premises are held of Charles, prince of Wales, as of his manor of Kendall called "le Marques Fee" in free socage by fealty and a free rent of 5d. for "Fleet-holme," worth 20s. yearly; a free rent of 2½d. for "Scuftonhouse," worth 10s. yearly; "Netherhouse," etc., worth yearly clear 6s. 8d. William Atkinson is his son and next heir, aged now 26 years; Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 63, n. 120.
1628 Inquest taken at Kirkbie Kendall, 21 Octr, 4 Chas. i (1628) before Henry Cowper, esq., escheator, by the oath of John Atkinson, Henry Feild, Giles Bayliff, Robert Harrison, John Jackson, James Gibbonson, Thomas Usconson, Henry Garnett, James Hardie, Mathew Phillipson, William Hodgson, Charles Johnson, John Moore and William Helme, yeomen, who say that: John Wilson, gentleman, long before and on the day of his death was seised of 3 messuages and tenemts in Dillacre and 40 acres of land, 10 acres meadow, 50 acres pasture, to the said mess. belonging; and 2 messuages & tenemts in Crooke; and 2 burgages in Kirkbie Kendall. So seised he by his will dated 26 Novr, 1627, bequeathed the premises in Kirkbie Kendall and Crooke to his 2nd son John Wilson and his heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, and for default of such to his son and heir apparent Thomas Wilson for term of his life and then to male heirs of his body, etc., and for default of such to his own right heirs for ever. And he bequeathed to his 3rd son Mathew Wilson the premises in Dillacre purchased of Isaac Gilpine, to have and to hold to the said Mathew Wilson and heirs and for default of such then to his 4th son Martin Wilson and his heirs for ever. And he bequeathed to his said 4th son Martin all the messuages, lands, etc. in Dillacre, purchased from Anthony Warde. To have and to hold to Martin Wilson and his heirs and for default of such then to said Mathew Wilson and his heirs for ever. Will shown to jurors. Premises in Dillacre held of king as of his manor of Kendall called "le Marques Fee" by fealty and a free rent of 6d. yearly in free socage and are worth yearly clear £3. Premises in Crooke held of the king as of his manor of Kendall called "le Marquesse Fee" by fealty and a free rent of 2d. yearly, by knight service, but by what part of a knight's fee, they know not, and are worth yearly clear 2s. Premises in Kirkbie Kendall held of king as of his manor aforesaid in free burgage and a free rent of 2d. yearly and are worth yearly clear 16d. John Wilson died 20 January last (1627–8) and Thomas Wilson is his son and next heir, aged 23 years and upwards now. After John Wilson's death, by virtue of the will, John Wilson the son was and still is seised of the premises in Crooke and Kirbiekendall, and Mathew and John Wilson were and still are seised of the premises, as is aforesaid, in Dillacre; Chanc. Inquisns post mort. ser. ii, vol. 706, n. 12.
1636 Inquest taken at Kirkbie Kendall, 6 Sept., 12 Chas. i (1636) before Henry Harrison, gentleman, escheator, by the oath of James Duckett, Thomas Brigges, Henry Feild, Rowlamd Gibson, John Moore, John Brigges, John Bainebrigge, Robert Harrison, James Waidson, Miles Williamson, William Jeninges, John Jackson, Robert Walker, gentlemen, William Bland, William Hobson and John Taylor, yeomen, who say that: James Travers, yeoman, long before and on the day of his death was seised of 1 messuage or tenemt called "le High Howse" at High Howse in Dillaker, and 6 acres of land, etc. in Dillaker to said messuage belonging. He was, long before his death, seised of 1 close called "Coweflatt" contg. 4 acres in Dillaker, and 2 enclosures called "White Rayes, alias Simpson closes" contg. 5 acres in Dillaker and 1 parcel of land called "le Laine" in Dillaker containing 1 rood, and 1 other close called "Ladgill" containing 1 acre in Dillaker. So seised he by his indenture dated 13 March, 2 Chas. i (1626–7) granted "Coweflatt," "White Rayes," "Laine," and "Ladgill" to William Travers his 2nd son his heirs and assigns to sole use of said William, his heirs and assigns for ever. Charter shown to jurors. James Travers afterwards died seised of the premises called Highe Howse on 12 June last (1636). All said premises in Dillaker are held of the king as of his manor of Kirkbie Kendall called "le Marquesse Fee" in free socage by a free rent of ½d. and are worth yearly clear 6s. 8d. Richard Travers is his son and next heir, and is aged 50 years and upwards now; Chanc. Inquisns post mort., ser. ii, vol. 609, n. 62.
1641 Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall 11 Augt., 17 Chas. i (1641) before John Senhouse, esq., escheator, and Robert Curwen, gent., feodary, by the oath of Anthony Ducket, Henry Ward, Edward Wilson, Thomas Kitson, Thomas Wilson, Henry Fisher, William Langbaine, James Warde, Richard Atkinson, John Willson, Thomas Birket, Miles Walker, John Daylie, Robert Richardson, Robert Corney, Thomas Wharton, Robert Scaife, who say that:
Francis Warde, gentleman, long before his death and on the day of his death was seised of 1 messuage and tenemt in Dillaker called "Dillaker Parke" and 11 acres arable land, 6 acres meadow, 14 acres pasture, 30 acres furze and heath there, to the said mess. belonging. So seised he by his will dated 19 January last, bequeathed the premises to Thomas Sleddall, Robert Phillipson, of Kendall, gent., Henry Warde and Thomas Crosby of Grayrigge, their heirs and assigns for ever. To have and to hold to the intent only that they and their heirs may sell the same for best price obtainable. Will shown to jurors.
Premises held of king as of his manor of Kirkby Kendall called "le Marquesse Fee" in free and common socage and not in chief nor by knight service and are worth yearly clear 20s. He died 10 Feb. last (1640–1). The Jurors know not who is his next heir; Chanc. Inquisns post mort., ser. ii, vol. 609, n. 62.