Final Concords For Lancashire, Part 1, 1189-1307. Originally published by Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, Edinburgh, 1899.
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Sussex, Kent and Lancaster.
No. 11.—At Westminster, . . . . after Easter, 4 Henry III. [after 29th March, 1220], before Henry de Burgh, Chief Justice of England, and others.
Between Alice, formerly the wife of Geoffrey de Gestling, plaintiff, by Fulk de Echingham put in her place, and John Gestling, (fn. 1) tenant of the third part of two-thirds of all the lands with the appurtenances, which the said John (sic) held in Gestling, and in Ydenne [Iden], and in West-Winchelese, and in Hamest . . . . in co. Sussex; and in the town of Hallo [Halling], in co. Kent; and in the towns of Wistelesheued [ ], and Lickeberege, in co. Lancaster [Lickbarrow], which portion the said Alice claims against John as her dower, by the gift of [Geof]frey her husband.
[The remainder of the chirograph is torn, but there is a mention of Barbote, wife of the said John Gestling, and of Juliana his mother].
No. 92.—At Westminster, in a month after Easter, 16 Henry III., [9th May, 1232.]
Between Robert de Kyme, (fn. 2) plaintiff, and William de Lancastre, deforciant of fifteen librates of rent in Vlueston [Ulverston], respecting which Robert complained, that whereas William is bound to him to pay yearly the said fifteen pounds at the two terms of the year, until he shall have appointed to him fifteen librates of land in fee and inheritance, he has withheld from him the rent for six years, and is in arrears four score and ten pounds sterling.
William acknowledged and granted for himself and his heirs, that he will render yearly fifteen pounds to Robert, or to his messenger, bearing his letters patent, in the Abbey of Furness, by the view of the Abbot of that place, or his successors, or by view of the monks of that place, yearly at the two terms, during the life of Robert, to wit, one moiety at the feast of St. Michael, and the other at Easter; and he further granted that he and his heirs will render to Robert fifty pounds sterling for the said arrears in which he was bound to Robert, to wit one hundred shillings at the feast of St. Michael next coming, and the same at Easter, and so yearly ten pounds until fully paid. In default of payment as above said, it shall be lawful to the Abbot or his successors to distrain William or his heirs upon their lands, and upon their chattels found within the liberty of the Abbot of Furness, until full payment be completed. After the death of Robert, the said William and his heirs shall be quit from the said payment. If Robert or his heirs hereafter produce any charter against William or his heirs respecting these fifteen librates of rent in Vlueston, it shall be altogether of no effect.
No. 104.—At Westminster, in five weeks from Easter, 17 Henry III. [8th May, 1233].
Between Olive, formerly the wife of Roger de Mont Begon, plaintiff, by Richard Flambard put in her place, and Henry de Munedene, tenant of the third parts of the manors of Tunnec [Thonock], and Thorp, (fn. 3) with the appurtenances in county Lincoln, and of the third part of the manor of Totington with the appurtenances in county Lancastre, which third parts Olive claimed to be her dower, which belonged to her of the free tenements formerly belonging to her husband in those towns.
Henry granted to Olive the whole manor of Totington with the appurtenances in all things, and one hundred solidates of land with appurtenances in Tunnec of his demesne, to wit, twenty bovates of land, of which each bovate contains twelve acres of arable land, and two acres of meadow, measured by the perch of eighteen feet; and for a messuage, the three tofts formerly belonging to Gilbert de Tunnec, Roger Fresel, and Roger Kidere in Tunnec, also common of pasture for all manner of beasts, which she may have in the said manor, with free entry and egress, excepting the park of Tunnec, and husbote and haybote in the said Henry's wood of Tunnec without waste, and by view of Henry's forester, whoever be forester there for the time being. If the forester should absent himself, then Olive shall not be let by reason of his absence, but shall peacably take her estover to husbote and haybote in that wood without causing destruction or waste; to hold all her life in the name of dower. For this grant Olive released to Henry her right in the remainder of the lands and tenements of Roger, her late husband. Saving nevertheless to Olive all the land which she previously held with appurtenances in the name of dower in Horneby, which was of the inheritance of her said husband. And be it known that Henry has granted that when Olive shall depart this life, she shall give and bequeath all her chattels, and the corn sown in the said lands, without gainsay or let of Henry or his heirs.
No. 121.—At Wilton, on Monday next after the feast of St. Hilary, 20 Henry III. [14th January, 1236].
Between Olive, formerly the wife of Roger de Montbegon, plaintiff, by Robert Luvecok put in her place, and Henry de Monedene, whom Hubert de Burgh, Earl of Kent, called to warrant, and who warranted to him, respecting the third part of the Manor of Horneby (fn. 4) with the appurtenances, by John de Stokes put in his place, which third part Olive claimed to be the reasonable dower belonging to her of the free tenement which belonged to Roger, formerly her husband, in that town.
Olive released to Henry and Hurbert and their heirs her right in the third part of the said manor in the name of dower. For this release Henry granted to Olive eight and a half marks, to be taken yearly at Tunneyc all her life in the name of dower, by the hand of Henry, his heirs, or his bailiffs, to wit one moiety at Pentecost, and the other at Christmas. Henry further granted that if at any time default should be made in payment thereof, Olive should have eight and a half markates of land in his Manor of Tunneyc, by a reasonable extent; to hold all her life in the name of dower. After her death Henry and his heirs shall be quit of the payment aforesaid.
No. 173.—At Lancaster, on the Octave of St. Martin, 26 Henry III. [18th November, 1241].
Between Sarah, daughter of Robert de Staunton, plaintiff, and William de Tunstall, (fn. 5) tenant of five oxgangs of land with appurtenances in Cauncefeud [Cantsfield]; and between the said Sarah, plaintiff, and the said William, tenant of six oxgangs of land in Oustewyk [Austwick].
William acknowledged the land to be the right of Sarah. For this acknowledgment she granted to him the land in Oustewyk, and two oxgangs of the land in Cauncefeud, which Agnes, formerly the wife of Richard de Goldeburg held in dower; to hold to William and his heirs, of Sarah and her heirs in perpetuity, rendering yearly for the six oxgangs one pound of pepper at the feast of St. Michael, and performing the forinsec service belonging thereto; and for the two oxgangs one pound of cumin at the Nativity of our Lord, for all service.
No. 205.—At Westminster, on the morrow of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin, 30 Henry III. [3rd February, 1246].
Between William de Pinnington, plaintiff, and Richard de Pynnington, tenant, of the moiety of the Manor of Hertesheued, county of York, which moiety William claimed as his reasonable share of the free tenement which belonged to Hugh de Radecliue, father of Richard and William, whose heirs they are; and between the said William, plaintiff, and the said Richard, tenant, of the moiety of the Manor of Pinington [Pennington, parish of Leigh], county of Lancaster, which William claimed as his reasonable share of the free tenement which belonged to Margery, formerly the wife of the said Hugh, and mother of the said Richard and William, whose heirs they are.
William acknowledged the moieties of the said manors to be the right of Richard. For this acknowledgment, Richard granted to William one messuage and forty acres of arable land, to wit, that messuage with the appurtenances and meadow which William, son of Ormer, once held, and thirty acres of land lying near the said messuage, extending towards the wood of the Nuns of Kyrkelegh and Mirefelde Wude, and ten acres lying in the culture called Bromiflat. Moreover Richard granted to William common of pasture for all his beasts in all parts of the woods and pastures of the said manor of Hertesheued, and in all the arable lands and meadows in the said manor, after the corn has been carried away and the hay lifted; to hold to William and his heirs, of Richard and his heirs in perpetuity, rendering yearly 6d. at the feast of St. Oswald, and performing forinsec service belonging to so much land, for all service, suit of court, custom and demand. The remainder of the said manors shall remain to Richard and his heirs, quit of William and his heirs for ever.
No. 214.—At Warwik, on the Quindene of Easter 31 Henry III. [14th April, 1247].
Between Henry, Abbot of Cokersand, plaintiff, by brother Richard de Singleton, put in his place, and William, son of Henry de Wraton, respecting this, that William should acquit the Abbot of the service which William de Lankastre and Ralph de Eyncurt claimed from the said Abbot, of the free tenement which the said William, son of Henry, holds of the said William in Whynnefel [Whinfell, par. Kendal], of which the said William, who is mesne between them, ought to acquit him, respecting which he complained that he had been distrained by reason of this default.
The Abbot granted, for himself and his successors, that henceforth he will perform to the chief lords of the fee the services which belong to the said tenement, so that William and his heirs shall not be bound to acquit the Abbot and his successors of any service or suit belonging to the tenement. For this concession William granted to the Abbot and his church aforesaid, nine acres of land in Wenynton, co. Lancaster, to wit, four acres in the culture called Cobbanarghe, and two acres in Dalslakland and in Gayle, and three acres in "Longe of Thorolflond"; to hold to the Abbot and his successors and church, of William and his heirs in pure and perpetual alms for ever.
No. 288.—At Westminster, on the Quindene of Easter, 37 Henry III. [4th May, 1253].
Between Amiria, formerly the wife of Robert de Hylton, plaintiff, and Jordan de Hylton, tenant of the third part of seven oxgangs and fifteen acres of land in Flixton, of one messuage and one and one-half oxgang of land in Halughton [West-houghton], thirty-five acres of land in Farinworth [Farnworth], twenty-four acres of land in Dumplinton, four acres of land in Kokeney, in the county of Lancaster, and fifty acres of land in Kingeswode, in the county of Nottingham, which third parts Amiria claimed to be her reasonable dower of the free tenement which was Robert de Hylton's, formerly her husband.
Amiria acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Jordan. For this acknowledgment Jordan granted the said third parts to Amiria to hold of him and his heirs, rendering yearly for the tenements in Flixton 3s., at the feast of St. Michael, for all service, and performing for the tenements in Halugton, Faringworth, Dumplinton, Kokeney, and Kingeswode, the services thereto belonging, with reversion after her decease to Jordan and his heirs in perpetuity.
York. 4 John.
No. 15.—At York, on Friday next after the feast of St. Katherine, the Virgin, 4 John [29th November, 1202].
Between Henry de Cleiton, plaintiff, and Uhtred de Chirche, tenant of half a carucate of land with appurtenances in Chirche [Church], respecting which a jury of Grand Assize had been summoned between them.
Henry released his right in the land to Uhtred and his heirs. For this release Uhtred gave Henry two marks of silver. (fn. 6)
No. 147.—At York, on Saturday in the feast of St. Clement, 4 John [23rd November, 1202].
Between Henry de Lancastre, plaintiff, and William, Prior of Lancastre, tenant of two oxgangs of land with appurtenances in Neweton, (fn. 7) respecting which an assize of mort d'ancestor had been summoned between them.
Henry released from himself and his heirs to the Prior and his successors his right in that land. For this release the Prior gave him three marks of silver.