Register and Records of Holm Cultram. Originally published by T Wilson & Son, Kendal, 1929.
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115d. (H. 2, in French).—Petition of the abbot of Holm to the king [Edward I] for the continuance of liberty to pasture flocks and swine in Englewode and in the wood of Allerdale, except within certain bounds, and to get stone and timber according to royal grants. At present this is hindered by various closes new made, against the tenor of the charters; they beg him for the love of God to forbid further enclosures [1302.]
115e. (H. 2).—In response to the above petition the king, referring to the charter of king Richard, assents to the monks' retaining their common pasture and desires that any impediments be removed .
115f. (H. 2).—The king to Robert de Clifford, justice of the forest beyond Trent, desiring that the abbot of Holm may have common pasture between the Caldeu and the Alne [Ellen] according to king Richard's charter and that any impediments thereto may be removed, directs him to see that this is done without delay. Witness—himself at Westminster, August 10th, in his 30th year .
115g. (H. 2; in French).—The king commands that the abbot of Holmcoltran shall have common of pasture between the Caldeu and the Alne in all the assarts and purprestures granted to the king's companions during his time, excepting old purprestures arrented in the Exchequer in the time of Sir William de Vescy. [Sir W. de Vescy was younger brother of Sir John de Vescy and justice of the Forests under Edward I; he was the last de Vescy to live at Alnwick, which he deserted for Ireland; he died in 1297. Date of this charter 1302.]
115h. (H. 2).—Inquisition at Carlisle before John de Castre, sheriff, Saturday after Low Sunday, 10 Edward II, by John de Warthewik, Robert de Boyvill, William de Langerig, Ranulph de Asmond[erlaw], Hugh de Brunfeld, J. de Bothil, A. de Aguyllonby, Richard del Sandis, R. f. R. de Burgh, William de Whitlaw, Thomas del Lathis and William de Quitrigg; whether the king without loss to any can grant to John de Cromwell 400 acres of waste in the forest in Allerdale at Great Rosseley [Rosley], Palmcaster [Old Carlisle], Redethwaitis, Brockholebank, Little Rosseley, Crosthwait [probably Crosshill, S.W. of Old Carlisle], Merton and Eskelakes, for a certain rent; to be assarted, cultivated and enclosed with a small dyke and low hedges; and what is the yearly value per acre. The jury found that it would be to the king's loss, because the king and Antony de Lucy held all the wood of Allerdale as an undivided holding, and if these places were enclosed the wood as a whole would be destroyed; and Antony claimed the soil (solum) as well as the wood. Also it would be a loss to the abbey of Holm because they have common pasture between the Cauter [Caldew] and the Alne and right of way for carting timber and stone, and the grange of Hildekirke [Islekirk], all by royal charters confirmed by the present king. Also it would be a loss to the bishop and prior of Carlisle, who have common pasture in the whole wood, quit of escape. And Peter de Middleton has a scale [shieling] at Heslespring [Hazelspring] and common pasture in Brocholebank and Eskelakes. Also that per acre, enclosed and unenclosed, it is worth 40d. a year, all included. [1317.]