The Register: Newcastle (continued)

Pages 87-88

Register and Records of Holm Cultram. Originally published by T Wilson & Son, Kendal, 1929.

This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.


Newcastle (continued).

254. (C. pp. 212, 213).—Charter of the vill of Newcastle-uponTyne, Monday in the middle of Lent, 20 Edward [I, 1292]. The abbot of Holmcoltran claims a messuage with appurtenances in Newcastle-upon-Tyne from Nicholas f. Thomas de Karliolo. Thomas held the houses from Gervase, late abbot of Holm in fee farm, but had paid no rent for two years. On Monday before Ascension in this year the abbot appeared personally at the court against Nicholas, who admitted that he was tenant of the abbot at a yearly rent of 32s. paid half at Pentecost and half at Michaelmas. For this recognition the abbot remitted arrears owing by Nicholas, except 40s. which Nicholas promised to pay next Pentecost together with 16s., the half-year's rent then owing, and subsequent payments when they fell due; and he agreed that the sheriff of Northumberland could distrain on his property in case of nonfulfilment [1292].

254a. (H. 2).—Nicholas f. Thomas de Karliolo, burgess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, quitclaims to Holm abbey all the land with buildings in Newcastle which he had in fee farm, i.e. between the land that was held by Radulph Long and that of the hospital of St. Mary in Westgate. Dated at Newcastle, Monday after the feast of St. Francis the Confessor [Oct. 4th], 1303. Witnesses— Sir John de Cambhow, sheriff of Northumberland, etc.

Memorandum that at Martinmas 1306 we let to Gilbert de [ ]kevill our tenement near O[ ] for [20 ?] years. [See nos. 96, 97 for Rudchester, which being near Ovingham may be the place intended.]

254b. (H. 1 and 2).—Pleas at York before Radulph de Hengham and others, justices of the King's Bench; Trinity, 32 Edward I [1304]. The abbot of Holmcoltran appeared by attorney against Nicholas f. Thomas de Karliolo in the matter of one messuage in Newcastle-upon-Tyne which he claimed for his church. He [Nicholas] failed to appear and otherwise made default. The sheriff was ordered to take the said messuage into the king's hand and to summon [Nicholas] to appear; and the sheriff now issues that order. It was decided that the abbot should recover seisin against him by default, and Nicholas is in misericordia; but seisin is deferred owing to a doubt involving the Statute of Mortmain. The sheriff was ordered to summon him for a fortnight after Martinmas, and the abbot must state his claim and say which of his predecessors was seised. Meanwhile the messuage is in the king's hand, etc. [1304.]

Afterwards before Lambert de Trikingham, Sir Hugh de Louthir and Sir John de Vallibus, knights, and Adam de Middilton, at Newcastle on Friday after Ascension 33 Edward I [1305] the abbot appeared by attorney. The jury found that Henry, former abbot of Holm, third predecessor of the present abbot, was seised of the messuage in right of his church, and granted it 60 years ago to Henry de Karliolo, grandfather of Nicolas his heir, at a rent of 32s. which Nicholas had failed to pay. They found that there was no fraud or collusion; that Nicholas had so damaged the messuage that the abbot had not been able to distrain for two years before taking out the writ, and that execution of the first judgment must be made [1305].

[The abbey retained an interest in property at Newcastle until the Dissolution. Mr. A. M. Oliver kindly refers to Letters and Papers of Henry VIII, vol. 20, part. I, no. 1081 (19), for grants to Sir Richard Gresham in 1545. In the Carlisle MS. pp. 214, 215 are blank.]