Records Relating To the Barony of Kendale: Volume 1. Originally published by Titus Wilson and Son, Kendal, 1923.
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STRICKLAND KETEL. (fn. 1)
1180–1200 Uchtred son of Ketel granted to Gilbert de Lancastre a 4th part of the land in Stirkeland (fn. 2) which William de Lancastre gave to Ketel the grantor's father, to hold for 6d. yearly. Witnesses: Richard Mustel, Richard son of Helsi, William son of Ketel, Robert de Morvill, Adam de Ascterait, Bernard son of Ketel; Trans. C. and W. A. Soc., N.S. X, 430.
1278 The following arraigned assizes of novel disseisen; Richard de Gilpyn against Margaret de Ros and others touching a tenement in Stirkelandes Ketel; Roger de Lancastre against William de Lindessie and others touching a tenement there; Roger de Brunolvesheved against William de Crek touching common of pasture there; Dep. Keepers' Rep. 47, app. 357.
1282 Nicholas son of John de Leyburne impleaded Thomas de Kentemere and William de Bulnes for cutting down his trees at Styrkeland and carrying them away to the value of £10; De Banco R., Easter, 45, m. 67d.
1283 Gilbert de Brounolvesheved demands against Adam de Bland and Christiana his wife that they warrant to him of one messuage, 20 a. land and 3½ a. meadow in Stirkelande Ketel; De Banco R., Trin., 50, m. 46.
William de Lindeseye held at his death the manor of Stirkland Ketel worth within the precincts 2s. yearly; 10 free tenants render 12s. 2d. yearly; 5 farmers at will render yearly 20s. 11d.; 62 a. of demesne lands there used to be ploughed by the lord, but this year are not tilled; 10 a. meadow, each acre worth 12d. yearly; a water-mill renders 19s. yearly; total issues £3 4s. 1d. In Helleffel (now Helsfell) a plot of waste renders 2s. yearly. Lanc. Inq. pt. 1, 255.
1291 Mathew de Redeman states that a tenement in Stirkeland Kettle at one time belonged to his grandfather, Mathew by name, who gave it to his son Ingeram in tail, who died without issue, whereupon he succeeded as grandson and heir. Mathew is to be committed to gaol; Assize R. 1294, m. 13.
1293 Alice late the wife of John del Lyth demises to John de Wessington and Godyth his wife, for seven years, land, meadow, wood and the tenants with their tenements which she held of William son of John de Stirkland for a term of ten years, to hold for 10s. yearly rent. Dated at Martinmas, 21 Edward I; Cal. of Anct. Deeds, A. 8795.
1295 William son of Roger de Styrkelaund demands against Baldwin son of John le Procuratour of Kyrkeby in Kendale and Sibyl his wife 2 a. land and i½ a. meadow in Styrkeland Ketel. William recovers seisin by default; Baldwin and his wife are in mercy; De Banco R., Easter, 108, n. 123; 109, m. 21d.
1296 The same William similarly recovers by default against Ingram de Gynes and Christiana his wife a messuage, 10 a. land and 1 a. meadow in Styrkelaund Ketel, and 8 a. land there against Robert son of Robert de Styrkelaund. Ingram, Christiana and Robert are in mercy; De Banco R., Easter, 112, m. 76.
Walter de Langeton, master of the hospital of St. Leonard, York, demands against Gilbert de Brunnolvesheved that he permit him to have common of pasture in Stirkeland Ketell, which belongs to his free tenement in the same place; ib., 70d.
William son of Roger de Stirkelaund demands against Gilbert de Brunoldesheved 6 a. land in Stirkelaund Ketel; Gilbert calls to warranty Geoffrey Mustel as to 5 a. and Robert son of Robert de Stirkelaund as to 1 a.; ib., m. 216d. Afterwards William recovers seisin and Gilbert has in recompense an equal value of the land of Geoffrey Mustel, and of Robert son of Robert; ib., 121, m. 289; 123, m. 79d.
1296 John Avenel recovers by replevin the land of himself and Syreda his wife in Styrkelaund Ketel which had been seised for their default against William son of Roger de Kendale and Roger son of William de Styrkelaund Ketel; Cal. Close R. 1296, pp. 509–10.
"Gilbert de Brunolvesheved demands against Thomas de Kyrube and Agnes his wife, that they warrant to him of 2 messuages, 36 a. land and 6 a. meadow (afterwards 32 a. land and 5 a. meadow) in Stirkeland Ketel; De Banco R., 123, m. 152d.; 118, m. 108.
Gilbert de Brunolvesheved demands against Henry de Gnyp and Beatrice his wife 2 messuages, 26 a. land and 5 a. meadow in Stirkeland Ketel and against Alice de Crok 4 messuages, &c. there; De Banco R., Mich., 121, m. 179d.
Beatrice de Lambrig demands against the same Gilbert 19 messuages, &c. in Stirkeland Ketel of which Candelan de Lambrig, her great-grandfather, whose heir she is, was seised at his death. She quotes this pedigree; ib., 103d.
1300–15 Thomas son of William de Stirkeland Ketel confirms to John de Wessington and Elizabeth his wife his land in Little Loukedale and Sible Croft in the vill of Stirkeland Ketle; Add. MS. 32106, n. 1416.
Gilbert de Brunolvesheved grants to John de Wessington in free marriage with Elizabeth, daughter of the grantor, the lands and tenements which Richard son of Northman and John de Graryge held of the grantor in Askethwayt, Croke and Styrkland Ketel, to hold to them and their issue; Dodsworth's MS. 142, Hoghton's evidences, n. 28.
1310 It was found that 5 messuages, 100 a. land, 6 a. meadow and 2s. of rent in Stirkeland Ketel which belonged to John son of William de Stirkeland, late and idiot, deceased, were taken into the hands of King Edward 1 by reason of John's insanity and are still in the now King's hands; the premises are held of Thomas son of William de Ros deceased, a minor, for 10s. rent and 1 lb. cummin; they are worth 30s.; Thomas son of William de Stirkeland, brother of the said John, aged 35, is his next heir; Inq. p.m., 4 Edward II n. 5.
Robert son of Robert de Stirkeland holds of William de Ros a messuage and one carucate in Stirkeland Ketel for 3s. cornage; Thomas de Stirkeland, clerk, holds a messuage and 20 a. there of the same William for 6s. 8d. cornage; William son of Gilbert holds a messuage and 11 a. there of the same William for 8d. cornage; Cal. Inq. V, 119.
Matilds Sumpter held a messuage and 12 a. in Astthetwayt for 18d. cornage, a moiety of 1 lb. of pepper and 6d. puture; Henry Pyndeby and Emma his wife held a messuage and 12 a. for 18d. cornage and 1 lb. wax; Cal. Inq. V. 119.
1310 Fealty taken of Thomas, brother of John son of William de Sturkelande Ketel, deceased, for lands and tenements in Sturkelande Ketell which John his brother held of the king in chief by the service of 10s. and 1 lb. cummin yearly; Abbrev. R. Original, i, 175b.
1318 Gilbert de Lancastre enfeoffs John de Haverington of inter alia a messuage, one carucate and 3000 a. of pasture in Stirkeland Ketill; (fn. 3) Trans. C. and W. A. Soc., N.S. X, 456.
Walter de Stirkeland showed that he had recovered his seisin against Marmaduke de Twenge and others of common of his pasture of Helsyngton and Stirkeland Ketel, but had again been disseised. Abbrev. R. Original, i, 249.
c 1320 Grant by William son of John de Stirkelande Ketel to John de Wessington of a certain messuage with a "heyneghinge" called Halleheved with 30 acres of his land in Stirkeland Ketel, namely all the land called Suayn-ridding with his part of the Thorneyheved and all his part of the land of Le Quete-riddinge with the land called Gateland with Thorneleyne Pethel (pightel) and with 1 a. 1 r. in Little Loukeland lying next the land of Sir Ingram de Gynes, with that land which is called Le Crofte, and all his land of Gillnutheland (sic) with Crokelandes, and all his land called Bradesoukeland with Quarelldale together with all the meadow, wood and waste within the aforesaid lands; with further grant that the said John and his heirs or assigns may dig turves in Le Brademosse (? Brendemosse) to burn in his or their own house; to hold by rendering to the chief lord of the fee the yearly customary farm and to the grantor and his heirs one penny at Christmas. Witnesses: Gilbert de Barton, then sheriff of Westmerland, Nicholas de Leyburne, John Avena (sic), Thomas Collan, Nicholas Northman, Adam son of Gospatric, Baldwin the clerk; Hoghton evidences; Add. MS. 32109, f. 14b.
1324 Ingram de Gynes held at his death the hamlet of Little (sic) Stirkeland, where there used to be a chief messuage, which is now burnt down, and 40 a. arable, worth 10s.; 9 free tenants there render iis. 4d.; 6 tenants at will render 24s. 4d.; 2 tenants at will in Bolteston render 6s. 8d.; the water-mill of Little (sic) Stirkeland ought to be worth 10s. yearly, but now only 6s. 8d.; Inq. p.m., 17 Edw. II, n. 60.
1324 In the same hamlet of Little (sic) Stirkeland were 2 tenements in the lord's hands, which ought to render 2s. 8d. yearly, but now nothing for default of tenants and because they were burnt by the Scots and now lie waste; ib.
1334 Christiana de Gynes held at her death in the vill of Stirkeland Ketil and hamlet of Boltiston 8 tenants at will who render £3 yearly, a mill worth 20s. yearly, 7 free tenants who render 9s. 4d. yearly; Inq. p.m., 8 Edw. III (1), n. 74.
1339 Sarah late the wife of William de Walton demands against Adam de Staynford 5 messuages etc. in Stirkeland Ketill of the demise of Alice de Croke. Sarah recovers seisin; Adam is in mercy; De Banco R., Mich., 320, m. 562.
1341 Thomas son of John de Heton demands against Adam son of Adam Lyolfsone of Whynfell a messuage etc. in Stirkelande Ketil, and against others (named), land in the same place; De Banco R., Mich., 328, m. 173.
1342 John de Lancastre, knt., impleaded Oliver de Welles, parson of the church of Gresmere and others for cutting down and carrying away his trees at Stirkeland Ketel, to the value of £20; De Banco R., Hil., 329, m. 294d.
1344 Thomas Ward of Kendale held at his death, jointly with Matilda his wife, who survives, to them and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to Robert de Romondby and the heirs of his body and reversion to the right heirs of Roger de Kernetby, inter alia a messuage and 8a. land in Asthwayt and 2 messuages and 12 a. land in Brondrig in Stirkeland Ketell held of Thomas de Ros for 2s. 3d. rent. Cal Inq., viii, 364.
1345 Roger de Wesington demises for 30 years to John de Wesington, his brother, a messuage in the hamlet of Asthauyt, which William son of Adam formerly held at farm from John de Wesington, the grantor's father in the said hamlet in the vill of Stricland Kettyl, to hold for 16s. yearly; the tenant to make 10 roods of wall and ditch yearly until the whole be fully enclosed; Anct. Deeds, A. 8974.
1347 Whereas William de Coucy lately granted for life to Adam de Ursewyk land to the value of 40s. yearly in Styrkeland Ketel, which grant the king has confirmed by letters patent, Adam has now made petition to the king to grant the same land to him, to hold to him and his heirs without rendering anything for the same, and the king has granted his petition; Cal. Pat. R. 1347, p. 254.
1348 Gilbert de Bronnolvesheved held at his death a carucate of land in Bolteston held in chief as of the lands late of William de Coucy, deceased, for 8½d. cornage; 2 messuages in Stirkland Ketell held of Thomas de Tweng by fealty; 3 messuages and 15 a. of land there, held of Thomas de Ros for 3s. 4d. yearly; and 4 messuages there held of Roger de Lancastre (fn. 4) for 18d. yearly; Cal. Inq., IX, 78–9.
1351 William son of Philip de Bolteston held a messuage and 10 a. in Bolteston of the king in chief, as of the lands late of William de Coucy, deceased; the premises are in the king's wardship by reason of the minority of the 2 daughters and heirs of the said William son of Philip; ib., 458.
Gilbert de Bronolvesheved, deceased, held the hamlet of Bolteston as above by cornage, now John de Coupeland holds it by a demise by reason of the minority of Margaret, daughter and heir of the said Gilbert; ib.
1355 William de Ayra of Kirkeby in Kendale impleaded John Waryner and others of trespass with their cattle in his corn and grass at Stirkeland Ketill to the value of 100s.; De Banco R., Easter, 381, m. 105.
1356 John de Siggeswyk, executor of the will of Roger de Siggeswyk impleaded William Smyth of Docker of taking his goods to the value of £20 which were then in the custody of the said John at Stirkeland Ketill; De Banco R., Easter, 386, m. 52.
1356 William Allaynson held at his death, of the fees which belonged to William de Coucy, being in the king's hands, a messuage and the moiety of one bovate in Strickland Kettle by homage and the service of pair of white gloves at Michaelmas. He died in 23 Edward III (1349); Elizabeth his daughter and Sybil, daughter of his daughter Christiana, are his next heirs; Chan. Inq. p.m., 30 Edw. III, 1st nos., n. 12.
1357 Thomas son of Thomas son of Walter de Appelby held at his death, a messuage and 10 a. land in Stirkeland Kettel, near Kirkeby in Kendale, of the fees which belonged to William de Coucy, then in the king's hand, by fealty and the service of 3d. yearly. He died in 23 Edward III (1349). Master John de Appelby, his brother, aged 30 years, is his next heir; Inq. p.m., 31 Edw. III n. ( ).
1357 Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendale before William de Thrilkeld, escheator, 21 December, 30 Edward III, by Thomas de Redmane and others who say that Roger son of Gilbert de Lancastre, was seised on the day he died of one mioety of a pasture called Bannesdale in Strickland Ketle held of the king in chief as of the fees of William de Coucy, being in the king's hands, by homage and the service of 2s. yearly, worth yearly clear 50s. and of the other moiety of the same pasture held of the heir of John son of Isolda de Crofte, within age, by fealty and the service of 2s. yearly, worth yearly clear 50s. He died 4 September, 28 Edward III, 1354; Alexander, his son, is his next heir and of the age of 10 years.
1357 Hugh Ward of Kendale demanded against Robert de Radeclif and Christiana his wife 3 messuages, 64 a. land and 24 a. meadow in Midelton, Kirkeby in Kendale and Stirkeland Ketill, which Roger de Kernetby, clerk, (fn. 5) gave to Thomas son of Thomas Ward of Kendale and the heirs of his body, remainder to Thomas Ward of Kendall and the heirs of the same Thomas and Matilda his wife; and he says that Hugh is son and heir of the same Thomas and Matilda and that Thomas son of Thomas died s.p. The sheriff is ordered to summon a jury; De Banco R. Easter, 390, m. 156d.
1358 William de Patton of Kendale impleaded Agnes daughter of Adam de Patton that she left his service before the end of the term agreed upon between them, she being in his service at Stirkeland Ketill; De Banco R., Hil., 393, m. 199.
Order to the escheator to make a partition of a messuage and the moiety of a bovate in Stirkland Ketil late of William "Alaynson," deceased, between the heirs and to retain in the king's hands the pourparty of Sibyl; Abbrev. R. Original, ii, 248.
1359 Thomas de Bethome and Adam de Ursewyk were summoned to answer Roger de Gnype of a plea that they took and unjustly detained Roger's cattle in the vill of Strikeland Ketill, in a place called Greneslakheved, namely 2 pigs. Thomas and Adam say that as bailiffs of John de Coupeland and Joan his wife of their manor of Wynandermere they justly took those pigs; that they found them in a place called Brantfelwode which is the several soil of the said John and Joan, and drove them to a place called Greneslakheved and there impounded them. A jury was summoned who say that Roger and Adam found the pigs in Brantfeldwod. They go sine die and Roger is in mercy for a false claim; De Banco R., Trin., 399, m. 136d.
Thomas son of Marmaduke de Thweng impleaded Henry Doweson, William son of Adam Bromeson and Robert Littelred for breaking his close at Stirkeland Ketel and taking trees to the value of £10; ib., m. 108d.
1360 The same Thomas, knt., impleaded Thomas de Roos of Kendal, knt. for entering the free chase of the said Thomas son of Marmaduke at Stirkeland Ketell and Helsyngton, chasing and taking his deer (ferae); De Banco R., Easter, 402, m. 158.
1360 Order to the escheator to take the fealty of Master John de Appelby, brother and heir of Thomas son of Walter de Appelby, deceased, for one messuage and 10 a. land in Stirkeland Ketell next Kirkeby in Kendale, which the same Thomas held in fee of the fees late of William de Coucy by fealty and the service of 3d. yearly; Abbrev. R. Original, ii, 258b.
1361 Adam de Urssewick held at his death a tenement in Stirkland Kettle called Linddesay Hall of the king in chief by homage as parcel of a moiety of the barony of Kendale, worth 30s. yearly. Robert his son, of full age, is his next heir; Inq. p.m., 35 Edw. III (2), n. 88.
1362 Order to the escheator to take security from Robert de Ursewyk son and heir of Adam de Ursewyk, deceased, for his relief, and deliver to him certain tenements in Strikland Ketill called Lyndesayhall, which he holds of the king in chief as parcel of the moiety of the barony of Kendale; Abbrev. R. Original, ii, 271.
1363 Pardon to John Washington for the trespass committee by him in marrying Alina, wife of William of Lancaster, deceased, who held of the king in chief; and Alina for the trespass in marrying the said John, without the king's licence.
1365 William son of Alan de Bolteston held a moiety of a messuage and 15 a. land in Stirkland Ketle, containing the moiety of a messuage and the moiety of a bovate, late belonging to William de Coucy, late baron of Kendale, by homage and fealty and suit at the 3 weeks' court of Kirkeby in Kendale, and the service of 12d. yearly and a pair of spurs or 3d. yearly. He died 16 years ago; Rawlinson's MS. B. 438, f. 49.
By deed dated at Stirkeland on Sunday in the second week of Lent, 39 Edward III (1365), Margaret de Lancastre granted in fee to her brother Thomas de Roos, knight, her manor of Stirkeland Ketill; Trans. C. and W. A. Soc., N.S. X, 479.
1366 William son of Alan de Bolteston held at his death the moiety of a messuage and 15 a. land containing ½ bovate in Stirkeland (Ketle) of John de Coupland, deceased, and Joan his wife for 12d. yearly and one pair of spurs; Sibyl daughter of Christiana, daughter of the said William, is his next heir and of full age. William died in the first plague about the feast of St. Peter's chains. For ½m. the king has granted that Sibyl may marry whom she will; Cal. Close R. 1366, p. 240; Abbrev. R. Original, ii, 289, 291.
1375 Robert de Bellyngham (fn. 6) held of Joan de Coupeland divers tenements in Stirkeland Ketell for 8s. yearly; Robert de Stirkeland held divers tenements there of the same Joan for 8d. yearly; Inq. p.m., 49 Edw. III (1), n. 29.
1390 (1) Ellis de Kirkeby, chaplain, held of Thomas de Ros, chr., a tenement and 12 a. land in the vill of Stirkland Ketle for 3s. rent at Easter and Mich., worth 5s. yearly; (2) Hugh Warde and Lawrence de Berwyke held of the same Thomas 2 tenements in the same vill for 4s. rent and 1 lb. wax, worth 8s. yearly; (3) Robert Tomlinson and Elizabeth his wife, as of her right, held of the same a tenement and 6 a. land in the same vill for the rent of ½ lb. cummin, worth 4s. yearly; (4) Ellen late the wife of Roger de Stirkland held of the same a tenement and 6 a. land in the same vill for 9s. 6d. rent, worth 6s. yearly; (5) John de Burgh held of the same 2 tenements and 20 a. land in the same vill for 3s. 8d. rent, worth 20s. yearly; (6) Robert de Bellyngham held of the same 4 tenements and 40 a. land and meadow in the same vill for 8s. 9d. rent, worth 20s. yearly; Inq. p.m., 14 Richard II, n. 41.
Hugh Ward holds in the same manner divers lands and tenements (in Ast-thwaite and Brundrigg for 2s. 3d. yearly); and divers lands and tenements called Normanlands for a sor Sparrowhawk or 12d. yearly; ib.
1397 Pardon to Nicholas Whytheved, indicted, for that he and others on Wednesday in Easter week, 18th year, killed Thomas del Hawe in La Hankherd in the vill of Styrkland Ketell; October 28, 1397; Cal. Pat. R., 1397, p. 253.
1404 At the death of William de Parr, chr., the same tenements in Stirkland Kettill as in 1390, were held of him by (1) for 4s. rent, worth 5s. yearly (fn. 7); (2) as in 1390; (3) Elizabeth late wife of Robert Thomlynson etc., worth 4s.; (4) worth 6s. yearly; (5) worth 20s.; (6) Richard de Bellingham, etc., worth 20s. yearly; Inq. p.m., 6 Henry IV, n. 37.
1407 At the death of John de Parr the same tenements in Stirkland Ketle as in 1390 and 1404 were held of him by; (1) Rolland de Grissedale, viz. a tenement and 10 a. land for 3s. rent, same term, worth 5s.; (2), worth 8s.; (3) Thomas de Burgh, chaplain, etc., worth 4s.; (4) William de Stirkland, etc., worth 6s.; (5) John de Burgh, son and heir of Richard de Burgh, etc., for 3s. 8d. rent etc., worth 20s.; (6), worth 20s.; Inq. p.m., 9 Henry IV, n. 38.
1409 Grant by Robert de Urswyke, chivaler, to John son of John de Croft, knt., Richard Belingham and John Thornton, chaplain, of all his manors, messuages, &c., namely in Blakehall and Bradley in Stirkland Ketell, one messuage in Overkellet, (fn. 8) 2 messuages in Cauncefeld, 2 messuages in Robrundale in Hornby, and divers lands &c., in Stokbrigg, Ivehow, Lawgyll and Ewardclogh in Tatham. Given at Tatham, II Henry IV; Dodsworth's MS. 149, f. 93. See below s., 1549.
1411 At the death of Philippa, duchess of Ireland, Richard de Bellingham held of her divers tenements in Stirkland Kettle by homage and fealty and . . . . rent, at Easter and Michaelmas, worth 30s. yearly; Robert de Stirkland held of her in the same vill a tenement by fealty and 8d. rent, worth 5s. yearly; John Bray held of her in the same vill a tenement by homage and service of . . . ., worth 3s. 4d.; . . . . . de Barton held of her a tenement in Boltiston in the same vill by fealty and 6d. rent, worth 5s.; Hugh Warde held of her a tenement in Boltiston by fealty and 2d. rent, worth 3s. 4d. yearly, and a tenement in Stirkland Ketle by fealty and the rent of a sparrow-hawk or 12d. at St. Peter's Chains, (fn. 9) worth 3s. yearly; John de Stirkland of Brynderigge held of her a tenement in Stirkland Kettle, which belonged to Rowland de Patton by homage and fealty and 4½d. rent at Easter and Mich., worth 4s. yearly, and 2 a. land in the same place by fealty and the rent of a root of ginger at Midsummer, worth 8d. yearly; John de Winster held of her a tenement in Wynsterthwaite, in the same vill of Stirkland Kettle by fealty and the rent of ½lb. cummin at Martinmas; Robert Phillipson held of her a tenement in the same vill by fealty and the rent of ½lb. cummin, worth 5s. yearly; the abbot of Cokirsand held of her a tenement called Lyndowe in the same vill (sic) by fealty and ½d. at Whitsuntide and Martinmas, worth 12s. yearly; . . . . . . . held of her a tenement called Aldfield in the same vill by fealty and 2d. rent at the same terms, worth 3s. yearly; William de Derley held of her certain tenements called Lykbergh in the same vill by homage and fealty for 8d. rent at Easter and Michaelmas, worth . . . . yearly; . . . . . . Dokwra held of her a tenement in the same vill, called Thornebrughall, by fealty and . . . . rent, worth 2s. yearly; William de Weshington held of her ½a. of land in Le Wheteriddinge in the same vill by fealty and ½d. rent at Whitsuntide and Martinmas, worth 6d. yearly; Chan. Inq. p.m., 13 Henry IV, n. 44.
1411 Adam Fattyng and William Blenkansopp, chaplains, grant and confirm to William de Wessington of Halheved and Katherine his wife certain lands and tenements in Strikland Kettell with the right to cut peats for the use of their own house, in Bendrigmosse [? Brindrigg moss], to hold to William and Katherine and their issue, with remainder in default of issue to the right heirs of the said William de Wessington. Witnesses: John de Bethum, Alan de Penyngton, and Robert de Layburn (knights), Thomas de Striklande, Richard de Bellingehame. Given at Halheved on Thursday next after the Assumption, 12 Henry IV; Orig. in the possess, of Mr. N. N. Thompson of St. Bees. (fn. 10)
1425 Christopher son of John de Lancastre and other feoffees settle lands, tenements and rents which they have in the vill of Stirkland Ketill by the feoffment of William de Lancastre of Hertsopp upon William son of Thomas de Lancastre, and Margaret his wife, daughter of Thomas de Stirkeland, knt., Walter de Stirkeland, brother of Thomas, William de Stirkeland, brother of Walter, Thomas de Broghton, chaplain, Hugh de Salkeld son of Hugh, of Rosgyle, John son of John de Lancastre and Richard de Soureby, chaplain, and the heirs of the body of William son of Thomas de Lancastre; Trans. C. and W. A. Soc., N.S. X, 471.
1443 An assize came to recognize if Thomas Haryngton, knt., Thomas Par, knt., sheriff of Westmorland, John Broghton, esq., Henry Bellyngeham, esq., John Gardyner and Roger Gardyner disseised Robert Duket, coroner of the said county, of 2 messuages, 60 a. land, 30 a. meadow, 20 a. wood and 20 a. pasture in Strykland Ketill. Ralph Forester answers for the defendants and says they caused no injury or disseisin. The recognitors say that Robert was seised of the tenements until John Gardyner only, with force and arms disseised him. Robert recovers his seisin; Assize R. 1544, m. 43.
1446 William Styrkeland of Bryndryg, Thomas his son, Thomas Stirkeland of Helsfell, Thomas Levyns of Helsyngton, John Barra of Staynton, Ormund Stell of Ald Nateland, John Williamson of Kyrkeby in Kendale and Roger Dokwra of Helsefell, yeomen, gave a bond for 200 marks to Thomas Haryngton, Thomas Lumley, Thomas Par and Thomas Stirkeland, knights, Walter Stirkeland, Nicholas Layburn, William Thorneburgh, Thomas Middilton and William Lancaster, esquires, to stand to the ordinances of those last-named in the matter of trespasses and controversies between those first-named and Robyn Garnett, William his son, Robyn Walker, William Walker, John Godmond, Thomas Godmond, John Hubersty and William Bateman; D. at Sizergh.
1461 Thomas Dokwra conveys to William Wesshyngton, son of John Wesshyngton, and Mary daughter of Nicholas Layburn, his wife, two tenements in the vill of Stirkeland Ketell held at farm by Thomas Halhed, and 3 tenements in Stavely Godmound in the same vill, held at farm by William Noble, John Noble and William Jopson in severalty, and one tenement in Croke in the tenure of John Godmound, late belonging to William Wesshyngton, father of the said John Wesshyngton, which the said Thomas Dokwra had of the feoffment of Robert Colynson, to hold to the said William Wesshyngton, son of John Wesshyngton, and Mary his wife and the heirs of William; Trans. C. and W. A. Soc., N.S. XIV, 79.
1469 Thomas Washington of Kendal, uncle of Lawrence Washington of Sulgrave, by deed of gift conveyed to his son William, all his property in Stricklandgate and Stramongate, as well as his lands in a number of Westmorland villages.
1508 At agreement made 25 August, 24 Henry VII (1508) between Thomas Hesketh, "squier," and Thomas Wesshyngton of Hallhede, "gentilman," touching the claim of Thomas Wessheton to grave peats in a several close of the said Thomas Hesketh in Brenderyg. Witnesses: Ric. Dukett of Grayryg, the elder, "squier," Ric. Hesketh, "gentilman lerned in the lawe," Rouland Philipson; Transactions C. and W. A. and A. Soc., N.S. XV, 193.
1516 Inquest taken at Kirkby in Kendal 23 October, 8 Henry VIII (1516), before Geoffrey Middilton, esquire, escheator, by oath of Christopher Pekyryng knight, James Layburn, esq., Thos Preston, esq., Richd Gilpyn, gent., William Cairus, Thomas Warde, Ewan Gilpyn, Brian Manser, Robt Phelepson, Edward Bethom, Thos Strickland, Willm Elton and Oliver Sowrmyr, who say that: Thomas Wasshyngton on the day he died was seised of the manor of Hulhede, except one messuage, 60 acres of land, 6 acres meadow, 20 acres pasture, 10 acres wood in Croke late parcel of the said manor, of the yearly value of 66s. 8d. whereof Edmund Chamer, chaplain, and Gilbert Godmond then were seised in their demesne as of fee to the use of Anne late the wife of the said Thos Wasshyngton, who still lives, for term of her life and after her death to use of said Thos Wasshyngton and his heirs; also except 1 tenement in Staueley late in tenure of William Jopson, of annual value of 17s. clear of which Robert Wasshyngton was seised as of fee for his life, who still lives and after his death to use of said The8 Wasshyngton and his heirs. Premises all held of Thomas Par, knight, as of his castle of Kendale by knight service. The said manor, except as before excepted, is worth yearly clear £6.
Thomas Wasshyngton died 10 August, 7 Henry VIII (1515), and Katherine, aged 10, Elizabeth, aged 8, Margaret, aged 3, and Joan, aged 2 years, are his daughters and nearest heirs. Chanc. Inq. post mortem, ser. ii, vol. 31, n. 84.
1527 Richard Duckett of Grayrigg is bound in £40 to Ewan Gilpyne, William Carus, gentlemen, Walter Chamor and Miles Bek, yeomen, to make no claim to the tenant right of the demesne of Haulhede Hall; Trans. C. and W. A. Soc., N.S. XIV, 80.
1529 Alice Strickland, widow, John Strickland and Joan his wife, deforciants, passed by fine to Gilbert Wharton and Guy Machell, plaintiffs, the manor of Helsfell and tenements there and in Kyrkby Kendall; Feet of Fines, Hil. term, 21 Henry VIII.
1534 George Tunstall and Dorothy his wife passed by fine to Robert Brigges, Thomas Wylson, Robert Garnet, John Hormside, Edmund Thomson, Thomas Maykareth and Miles Bryggys tenements in Kendale and (?) Strickland; Feet of Fines, Michl. term, 26 Henry VIII.
1540 Miles Beke and Katherine his wife [daughter and co-heir of Thomas Washington], passed by fine to John Jakson, chaplain, a tenement in Kyrkeby in Kendale and the fourth part of tenements there and in Staveley, Strickland, Croke and Hallad [i.e. Hallhead]; Feet of Fines, Mich. term, 32 Henry VIII.
1547 Inquest taken at Shappe, 25 October, 1 Edward VI (1547), before Lancelot Lancaster, esquire, escheator. Robert Brygges, elder, gentleman, was seised at his death of a caiptal messuage called "Helsfell" in Strickland Ketyll and 5 messuages or burgages, 30 a. land, 5 a. meadow, 7 a. pasture in Helsfell, Strickland Ketyll and Kyrkbye in Kendall, also of a cottage called "le Pethouse" with 3 a. meadow "and petmosse" lying at Brentrige in Strickland Ketyll, belonging to Helsfell aforesaid. All the above are worth yearly clear £7 13s. 4d. and are held of William, marquis of Northampton, in socage by fealty and a rent of 6s. 8d yearly. The said Robert Brigges long before his death was seised of 16 a. land, 4 a. meadow, 2 a. wood in Helsfell and Strickland Ketyll, and so seised he, by his charter dated 25 September, 38 Henry VIII (1546), granted to William Sandys, younger, gentleman, and Mabel his wife, late the wife of Miles Brigges, deceased, late son of the said Robert Brigges, elder, by the name of 6 closes lying in Helsfell of which one is called "Ellerbank," another" Newby Close," the third "Stretwell Close," the fourth" le Close beneath le Hagge," the fifth "le Perocke," on the north side of the barn at Helsfell, and the sixth "le Hagg," on the west side above the Hall there, then in the tenure of the said Robert Brigges, of the clear yearly value or rent of £5, to hold to the said William and Mabel Sandes for term of Mabel's life. They thereupon entered into the said 16 a. land, 4 a. meadow and 2 a. wood, as they are divided into the said 6 closes, and were and still are seised thereof, as in Mabel's right. The 6 closes are worth yearly clear £5 and are held of the aforesaid marquis in socage, William Sandes and Mabel his wife have received the profits of the said land, meadow, &c., from the day of Robert Brigge's death until now. Robert Brigges died 4 May last (1547), and Robert Brigges, younger, is his kinsman and next heir, namely son of Miles, son of the said Robert Brigges, elder, he is now aged 3 years, 30 weeks; Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 3, n. 26.
1549 Gabriel Hesketh of Ayghton (Aughton in West Derby), co. Lanc., esq., for £37 conveys to William Kirkeby, and Oliver Thornton all his messuages, lands, &c., in Tatham, Robrundale, Cansfeld and Overkellet, co. Lanc., and all his messuages, lands, &c. in Strykland Ketill, Brad[ley]feld, and Helsyngton, co. Westmorland, to the use of the said William Kirkby and his heirs. Dated 3 Edward VI; Dodsworth MS. 149, f. 96b. See 1409–10.
1554 Grant to Robert Lyndall and John Harryson of the custody of the manor or capital messuage called Haulhed or Haulhed Hall in Strikeland Kettyll, yearly value £5, and of certain messuages, lands, &c., of the yearly value of £7 0s. 11½d. to be assigned by the Court of Wards and Liveries out of the manor or capital messuage called Hawes and 4 messuages in Stavylye and Sigiswyke, late of Robert Chambre, deceased, and in the queen's hands by reason of the minority of Walter Chambre, son and heir of the said Robert, &c.; Trans. C. and W. A. Soc. N.S. XIV, 80.
Inquest taken at Shappe, 1 February, 1 Mary (1553–4), by virtue of a Commn directed to John Preston, Wm Bardsey, Nichs Thornborough, Christopher Preston, esquires, by the oath of John Oorcoppe, Thos Fallowfelde, Thos Wybergh, Richard Salkeld, esq., Robert Becke, John Collynson, Stephen Garnett, Richard Salkeld, Edward Thwattes, Anthony Braidley, Lancelot Clibbourn and John Mawchell, gentlemen who say that:—Robert Chamber, gentleman, on the day he died was seised in right of Jane his wife according to the courtesy of England of his manor or capital messuage called Halhede or Halhedhall in the vill of Strickland Kettell and so seised he, after the death of his wife, died. Also of the manor or capital messuage called "le Hawes" in said vill of Strickland Kettell and 1 water grain mill and 1 tenement there in le Hawes of which the said Robert was seised in his demesne as of fee. Also of 10 acres of wood, 30 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow in his demesne as of fee on the day he died. Also of 3 messuages in Staveley in the said vill in his demesne as of fee. Also of a messuage he was seised in his demesne as of fee in Sigiswicke in the said vill. Also of 8 burgages in the town of Kyrkby Kendall. The capital messuage called Halhed is held of the queen by knight service, but by what part and what rent they know not, as appears by the Records of knights' fees of the said queen in the time of King Edward, son of King Henry, remaining in the Treasury of the Exchequer at Westminster. Which capital messuage in time of King Edward, son of King Henry was of the lands of Lambert de Bushe as appears by a copy of the said record shewn to the jury on the day of this Inquisition. And of such estate, worth yearly clear £5, Robert died seised. The manor called le Hawes, 10 a. wood, 30 a. land, 8 a. meadow, water grain mill, 1 tenement, 8 a. land, 3 a. meadow in le Hawes with the common pasture in le Helsyngton is worth yearly clear £13, which manor lands, &c. and tenements are held of the queen by knight service, but by what part or rent they know not, as appears, &c,. &c.. Which premises in time of King Edward, son of King Henry were of the lands of Hugh de Camera, otherwise Hughe Chamber and are worth yearly £13. The 3 messuages in Staveley are held of the queen as of the inheritance of John Hewtham, esquire, one of the lords of the barony of Kendall, being a ward of the queen, of a yearly rent of 4s. 4d. and are worth yearly. 43s. The messuage, lands and tenements in Sygyswycke is held of the queen by knight service and so Robert Chamber acknowledged (cognovit) that he held it as appears by his holding (tenura) remaining enrolled in the Chancery and is worth yearly clear 19s. 10d. The 8 burgages in Kyrkbye in Kendall are held of the barony of Kendall in socage and are worth clear £5. Robert Chamber died 20 August, 6 Edward VI (1552), and Walter Chamber is his son and nearest heir of the said Robert and of Jane his wife, he is aged 14 years. Chanc. Inq. p.m., ser. ii, vol. 101, n. 117.
1593 Inquest taken at Kendall 15 December, 36 Elizabeth (1593), before John Senehouse, esquire, escheator, by oath of Ranulph Baiteman, Henry Willson, Robert Bateman, Wm Birkhead, Edward Gilpin, Henry Brigges, Thos Gilpin, George Robinson, Thos Jeninges, Ambrose Robinson, Henry Staveley and Wm Atkinson who say that: James Ambrose long before he died was seised of 10 messuages, 2 cottages, 10 barns, 5 tofts, 10 gardens, 10 orchards, 150 acres of land, 80 acres of meadow, 200 acres pasture and common of pasture for all cattle in Strickland Kettle, Minsfeet, Kyrkby Kendall and Bradleyfeilde. So seised, a fine was levied at Westminster in Easter Quindene, 28 Elizabeth (1586) before 4 judges (named) and others between Roger Kirkbye, esq., and Richd Fleyminge, gent., querents and James Ambrose, deforciant, of said premises. Plea of covenant summoned. The deforciant acknowledged the tenements and common of pasture to be the right of Roger as those which Roger and Richard have by his gift, and he remitted and quitclaimed the premises for himself and his heirs to Roger and Richard and the heirs of Roger for ever. Warranty against all men. Which fine was levied to the use of Elizabeth Fleymynge one of the daughters of Wm Fleyminge, esq., for term of her life after the death of Margaret Ambrose, mother of the said James Ambrose. And after her (Elizabeth's) death then to use of John Ambrose then son and heir apparent of said James, and the heirs of John's body by Elizabeth begotten, for default of such to use of said James Ambrose and his heirs for ever. By force of the statute (fn. 11) of uses Elizabeth (Fleymynge) was seised of the premises in her demesne as of free tenement, &c. The jurors say, Elizabeth so being seised as is abovesaid with remainder beyond the said James Ambrose died so thereof seised and Elizabeth is now living. Premises held of queen as of her purparty of the barony of Kendall commonly called le Richmond Fee in free socage namely by suit of Court at her manor of Kendall every 3 weeks and a rent of 3¾d. for all services; they are worth yearly clear £4 13s. 0d. James Ambrose died 19 June, 33 Elizabeth (1591), and John Ambrose is his son and nearest heir aged at the time of his fathers death 24 years and upwards. Chanc. Inq. p.m., ser. ii, vol. 240, n. 25.
1610 Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall, 15 September 8 James I (1610), before James Bellingham, knight, John Flemynge, esquire, Christopher Phillipson, esquire, Christopher Wood, esquire, escheator and Robert Curwen, gentleman, feodary. Robert Phillipson, esquire, late of Crook, was seised of a messuage and tenement called "Helsfell" and 50 a. land, &c.; a messuage and tenement in Crooke and 20 a. land, &c. The messuage called Helsfell, worth yearly 20s., is held of the king as of his manor of Kendall, called "le Marquesse Fee," parcel of the barony of Kendall in free socage by fealty and a free rent of 6s. 8d. yearly; the messuage in Croke, worth 10s. yearly, is held of the king as above in free socage by fealty and a free rent of 3s. yearly.
He died 26 November, 6 James I (1608), and Christopher Phillipson is his son and next heir, now aged 13 years. Anne Phillipson, widow, late the wife of the said Robert, has received the issues and profits of the premises from the time of Robert's death until now. Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 44, n. 34.
1611 By inquest held upon a writ de melius inquirendo at Aplebye, 9 October, 9 James I (1611), the jurors found as above, except as to the messuage in Crooke, which was found to be held, except 6 a. thereof, of the king as above in free socage and a free rent of 3s. yearly; and the 6 a., parcel of the 20 a. called Crooke, held of the king as above by knight's service, namely the 100th part of a knight's fee; ib. vol. 36, n. 199.
1618 Inquest taken at Kirkbikendall 2 October, 16 James I (1618), before Roger Otway, esq., escheator, by the oath of William Benson, James Strickland, Edward Willson, Allan Stephenson, John Wigan, Robert Harrlinge, Peter Mowson, William Bowerdall, Anthony Gilpin, Thomas Gilpin, Peter Birkett, Thomas Atkinson, Gollp: Borret, Edward Bland and Adam Coocke, who say that: Edward Williamson was seised of a messuage and tenement in Strickland Kettle and 10 acres of land thereto belonging. So seised he by his will dated 12 March, 1616, gave said messuage and land to Anne his wife for life with remainder to James Burow and Margaret his wife (daughter of said Edward) for their lives and the longest liver, with remainder to use of heirs between them lawfully begotten, with remainder in default of such to heirs of body of said Margaret lawfully begotten, with remainder in default of such to Anne Tompson (his daughter) wife of John Tompson and heirs of her body lawfully begotten with remainder in default of such to right heirs of said testator for ever. Edward Williamson died 13 March (1615–6) and Anne his wife survived him and is still living and has taken profits, &c. And Margaret wife of James Burow aged 33, and Anne wife of John Tompson, aged 30 years, are his daughters and co-heirs.
Premises at time of his death were held of the king and now are held of Charles prince of Wales, as of his purparty of the barony of Kendall called "le Marques Fee" by knight service, namely, one 100th part of a knight's fee, worth yearly clear 10s. Chanc. Inq. p.m., ser. ii, vol. 676, n. 155.
1618 Inquest taken at Kirkbie Kendall 18 (October), 16 James I (1618), by the oath of Thomas Atkinson, Miles Williamson, John Harrison, James Mowson, Nicholas Cocke, and others, who say that: William Willson father of the said Thomas Willson was seised at his death of . . . . . . . . . . Rayles containing by estimation 4 acres of land, and of another close called . . . . . rehill containing by estimation 3 acres of land in Strickland Ketle; also of certain parcels containing by estimation 5 acres of land in Minsfeete, . . . . . . . . . . . and Rebecca is still living. After William's death the said closes and tenements descended to the said Thomas Willson as son and next heir, who endowed Rebecca of one 3rd part of all the premises.
Afterwards in consideration of a marriage to be made between said Thomas Willson and Mary Fletcher and for divers sums of money to him paid by [? Richard Fletcher father] of the said Mary, he (Thomas) by indenture made between him and the said Richard Fletcher granted all the premises to the said Richard Fletcher and his heirs to the use of Thomas for term of his lffe and then to use of said Mary for her life and then to use of heirs male of body of Thomas, in default of such to use of right heirs of Thomas for ever. To which indenture Rebecca consented, and attorned. By force of the statute of uses Thomas Willson entered the premises and was seised thereof for his life with remainder to Mary for her life with remainder as abovesaid. Thomas Willson died 25 March, 12 James I (1614), Rebecca survived, and after his death she and Mary received the issues and profits of the premises and still receive them. And William Willson is son and next heir of the said Thomas and he is aged now 11 years, 11 months and . . . days.
The closes and other the premises in Stricklandketle at the time of Thomas Willson's death were held of the king as of his manor of Kirkbie Kendall called "le Marquesse Fee" and now are held of Charles, prince of Wales as, &c., (as above) by fealty and a free rent of 1d for all services, in free socage, they are worth yearly clear 5s. And the lands and tenements in Minsfeete were (&c. as above) held of the king as of his manor of Kirkbie Kendall called "le Marquesse Fee" by knight service namely a 100th part of a knight's fee, &c., and are worth yearly clear 4s. Chanc. Inq. p.m., ser. ii, vol. 413, n. 160.
1619 Inquest taken at Kirkbie Kendell, 10 April, 17 James I (1619), Roger Otwaie, esquire, escheator, by the oath of William Benson of Kendall, Robert Willkinsone of Dockwrayhall, Charles Bensone of Skallthwaitrigge, Anthony Garnett of Skellsmergh, Peter Mowsone, Allan Stephensonn of the same, Robert Willsone of Kendall, Anthony Gilpin of Skelsmergh, William Denisone of the same, Peter Birkett of Hugill, Adam Shepert of Bradleyfeild, John Chamber of Kendall, Nicholas Cocke of the same, Henry Kitchinge of Strickland Kettle, gentlemen, who say that: Anthony Duckett long before his death was seised of a messuage or tenement called "Garlicke house" in Strickland kettle and divers closes of land containing by estimation 18 acres thereto belonging. So seised he by indenture 31 July, 37 Elizabeth (1595), granted to John Braken a close called "Gille Close" containing 3 acres being parcel of the premises, a parcel of land called "le butt" containing ½ rood being parcel &c., a yearly rent of 2d. issuing from certain lands in Strickland aforesaid in tenure of John Robinsone, and one 3rd part of the moss and turbary to the said messuage belonging, in 3 parts to be divided, and to hold the said close called "Gillefeilde" and other the premises to said John Braken and heirs male of his body by Jane daughter of said Anthony Duckett begotten, with remainder in default of such to right heirs of said John Braken for ever. John Braken is still living.
Seised of the messuage and residue of the premises the said Anthony Duckett by his charter dated the 20 January, 6 James I (1608–9), granted to Anthony Todd his kinsman the messuage and tenement called "Garlickhouse" and all the other premises last specified. To have and to hold to said Anthony Todd his heirs and his assigns for ever to the use of Anthony Duckett and his assigns for his life and after his death to use of Anthony Todd and heirs of his body, with remainder in default of such to use of right heirs of said Anthony Todd for ever. By force of the Statute of uses Anthony Duckett was seised of said messuage and premises in his demesne as of free tenement for his life with remainder as aforesaid, and so died seised.
Anthony Duckett died 16 March, 7 James I (1609–10), and Anne Todd, widow, Margaret Armestronge wife of Richard Armestronge, Jenet Armestronge wife of Francis Armestronge are daughters and heirs of said Anthony, all aged 40 years and upwards. Chanc. Inq. p.m., ser. ii, vol. 414, n. 56.
1615 Allan Chambres was seised at his death of, inter alia a capital messauge or tenement called "Hawledhall" with divers lands, arable, meadow and pasture thereto belonging in Strickland Kettle; see p. 165.
1626 Inquest taken at Kirkbie Kendall, 24 April, 2 Charles I (1626), before James Smith, gentleman, escheator, by the oath of Michael Gibson, Thomas Brigges, Henry Kitchin, Christopher Phillipson, Robert Harrison, gentlemen, John Birkhead, William Hodgson, John Aikrigge, Henry Garnett, John Jackson, James Hardie, Mathew Phillipson, John Pearson, William Walker, William Ewin, Robert Harling and Nicholas Cock, yeomen, who say that: Thomas Wilson on the day he died was seised of a messuage or tenement containing by estimation 10 acres in Sparrowe myer; and a close of land there called "Stoniebrowe" containing by estimation 3 acres. Premises all held of King Charles now and at time of Thomas Wilson's death, of late King James, as of their manor of Kendall called "le Marques Fee" in free socage by fealty and a free rent of 9d., namely: 7d. for the tenement and 2d. for the close, yearly, and they are worth yearly clear 13s. 4d.
1632 Christopher Phillipson held a chief messuage and tenement in Helsefell, 60 a. land, meadow and pasture; a messuage called Crookehall, 24 a. land, meadow and pasture, and 6 other small messuages in Crooke in separate tenures, of the king as of the manor of Kendall, called the Marques Fee, by knight's service, worth 2s. yearly. Hudlestoun Phillipson, son and heir, within age; Escheats, 7 Charles I.; Rawlinson MS. B. 437, f. 83.
1635 Inquest taken at Kirkbie Kendall 11 December, II Chas. I (1635), before Henry Cowper, gentleman, escheator, by the oath &c., who say that: John Becke, yeoman, on the day of his death was seised of 8 acres of land in Strickland Ketle being of the yearly rent of 5d. payable to the use of the king with the fee called "Marquess." The 8 acres are worth yearly clear, 5s. John Becke died 19 October, 11 Charles I (1635) and John Becke is his son and next heir, aged 5 years and more now. Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 90, n. 196.
1676 Rental of the Marquis Fee: Christopher Philipson, esq., for Helsfell, 6s. 8d.; Mr. Allan Chambre for Halehead Hall in Strickland Kettle, 3s. 6d.; Henry Wilson and others, tenants in Sparrowmire, Strickland Kettle, 4s. 4d.; Thomas Strickland, esq., for Helsfell in Strickland Kettle, 1d.