1160–70 Willaim de Lancaster 1, at the prayer of William de Lancaster, his
son and heir, grants to Alexander de Windesoure with his daughter
Agnes in marriage what he had in Heversham, Grarigg with the
appurtenances, and what he had in Morland. See Heversham, s.d.
1274 William de Wyndeshoure has raised a mill in Grarig to the injury of
the mill (late of Robert de Ros) in Patton; Cal. Inq., ii, 49.
1275 The same William caused the said mill to be raised whilst the lands
of Peter de Brus were in the king's hands in wardship, to the disinheritance of Margaret, sister and one of the heirs of the said Peter,
for her ancestors were seised of the mill toll of Grarig which has now
been withdrawn by the said mill raised in Grarig.; ib, 89.
1276 Margaret de Ros attorns Walter de Teyl, clerk, and Richard de
Camera in a suit with William de Wyndesore touching a mill erected in
Grarig in Kendale; Cal. Close R. 1276, p. 336.
1283 William de Windesouer held Heveresham, Grarig and Morland of
William de Lyndeseye for 15s. 10d. yearly service; Cal. Inq. ii. 270.
1302 Long before her death Margaret de Ros enfeoffed her son, William
de Ros, of a moiety of the mil of Grarige; Cal. Inq., IV, 285.
1310 William de Ros held at his death a 4th part of the mill of Grarig;
ib., v, 119.
1332 Grarige. Subsidy of a fifteenth.
|Thomas de Patton
|Robert son of Hugh
|Robert son of Elen
|William de Garthwayte
|Robert de le Water
|John de Pulhow
|Robert son of "Cristian"
|John de Overton
|Robert de Grygam
|John son of Nicholas
Sum of goods £15, whereof to the king 20s.
1333 By deed dated at Sirithherd on Sunday next after Easter, 7 Edw:
III. Walter de Stirkeland granted to John de Stirkeland, his son, inter
alia all his lands and tenements in Grarigg and Lamberigg. See
1351 The manors of Heversham, Morland and Grarigg were held of
William de Coucy by cornage, wardship and relief and on the day of
the said William's death were in his custody by reason of the minority
of William de Wyndesore, son and heir of Alexander de Wyndesore;
and the said William de Wyndesore, now of full age, holds the said
manors; Cal. Inq. IX, 458.
1366 Thomas de Stirkeland, knt., enfeoffed Thomas de Seynesbury,
vicar of Kendal, Walter de Welle, parson of Lowther, and William de
Wechyngton (sic) of his lands and tenements in Quynfell, Grarig and
Lamberig. And by deed dated on Thursday next after Easter, 40
Edw. III, the feoffees granted the premises to Sir Thomas for life, etc.,
etc. See Whinfell, s.d.
1375 William Wyndesore held of Joan de Coupeland, the manors of
Heversham, Morland and Grarige by the service of 13s. 4d. yearly;
Inq. p.m., 49 Edw. III (1), n. 29.
1385 William de Wyndesore, lieutenant of Ireland, knt., the husband of
Alice de Perers, "the lady of the Sun," the famous court beauty of the
latter years of King Edward III, died without issue in 1385, when it
was found by inquest taken in London that his sisters, Isabella, aged
38, Christina, wife of Sir William Morieux, aged 34, and Margaret or
Marjory, wife of John Duket, aged 32, were his heirs; Inq. p.m.,
8 Ric. 11, n. 38.
1398 Letter of attorney by John Darell and Richard Feldon authorizing
Thomas de Burgham to receive seisin of the manors of Heveresham,
Morland, Dilacre, Holme and Burton and of all the lands and tenements held by Marjory Duket in the said places and in Grayrig,
except certain lands etc., held by Richard Duket, of the grant of the
said Marjory in Grayrig; the said premises having been granted by
the said Marjory to the said Darell and Feldon and to Robert de
Louthre. Dated at Middilham, 6 October, 22 Richard 11; Anct.
Deeds, B. 4081.
1431 Richard Dukett (fn. 1) paid 13s. 4d. for farm of the tithe of Grayrigge;
Roll at Levens.
1436 Pardon of outlawry for James Overende of Lamberygge, "husband
man" for not appearing when sued with John Overende of Greye
rygge, "husbandman," to answer Richard Duket touching a
trespass; Cal. Pat. R. 1436, p. 4.
1487 General pardon to Richard Dukett alias Doket of Grayrig in
Kendale, alias Richard Doket of Greyrig, esquire, for offences
committed before 13 December; Cal. Pat. R. 1487, p. 197.
1526 Award indented, made by John Lowther, knt., Gerves Strykeland
Thomas Seyton and Thomas Bellyngham, esquires, arbitrators
between Walter Strykeland of Sythsergh, knt., and Rolland Thornborough of Hampysfell, esq., and Richard Dukket of Grayrige, esq.,
in a dispute concerning pasture ground which Walter and Rowland
claimed to be parcel of their lordship of Whynfell and their inheritance, and Richard claimed the same to belong to the lordship of
Grayrige and his inheritance, etc., etc. See Whinfell, s.d.
1567 Walter Strickeland of Siserghe, esq., grants to Anthony Duckett of
Grayerigg, esq., messuages and tenements in Grayrigge, yearly value
36s. 9d., in exchange for Duckett's messuages and tenements in
Whinfell, in the tenure of Martyn Sunsin, Thomas Newebie, Richard
Peareson and Thomas Braken, of the yearly value of 36s. 8d. Witnesses: Alan Bellyngham, Thomas Strykland, Waltar Chambar,
Robert Byndlos, Anthony Garnett, William Benson and Rycharde
Bowskell. Deed at Sizergh.
1572 Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall . . . . . . . . 14 Elizth (1572)
before Richard Salkeld, John Bradley, Christopher Preston, esquires,
by the oath of George Salkeld, Thomas Strikland, Rolland Philipson,
Miles Philipson, Walker Chamber, Richard Bowskell, Lanc. Dockwray,
Thomas Sleddall, Ranulph Washington, Richard Tunstall, John
Collynson, Miles Foxe, Thomas Ward, gentlemen, . . . who say that:
Anthony Duckett, esquire, long before his death was seised of the
manor or lordship of Grayrige and certain messuages and lands etc.
there, and the manor or lordship of Docker with certain messuages
and lands, etc. there, and certain burgages or messuages, lands,
and tenements in Kirkbie Kendall and certain messuages, lands,
. . . . . . . . . . . and 2 messuages and tenements in Overton,
otherwise Orton. So seised he enfeoffed Thomas Denton and Richard
Denton of the manor of Docker and other the premises in Docker.
To have and to hold the said manor lands and tenements to said
Thomas and Richard and their heirs to the use of the said Anthony
Duckett and Alice then his wife for term of Alice's life in name of
jointure and after their deaths to use of Anthony's right heirs
for ever. By virtur of which feoffment and by the Statute of
uses of 4 Feb., 27 Hen. viij, Anthony Duckett and Alice his
wife were seised of the manor or lordship of Docker and other the
premises there, he in his demesne as of fee she in her demesne as of
free tenement. So seised Anthony Duckett by his will bequeathed
to Richard Duckett his son and heir apparent all the said manors
or lordships, messuages, lands, etc., in Grayrige, Docker, Kirkbie
Kendall, Whynfell and Overton otherwise Orton. To have and to
hold to the said Richard Duckett and his heirs and for default of such
to right heirs of said Anthony for ever. They further say that the
manor or lordship of Grayrige and messuages, lands, etc., there were
held of the queen in free socage as of her castle of Kendall; and the
manor or lordship of Docker and other premises there were held
of the queen in chief by a 20th of a knight's fee and an annual rent of
28s. 6d. for all services; the burgages or messuages and other the
premises in Kirkbie Kendall were held of the queen and of Alan
Bellingham, esquire in socage; and the lands and tenements in
Whynfell and Overton were held in socage; but of whom they know
not. Manor of Grayrige etc. worth yearly £35 1s. 11d. clear. Manor
of Docker etc., worth yearly £12 13s. . .½d. clear. Premises in
Kendall worth yearly £7 6s. 6d clear. Premises in Whynfell and
Overton worth yearly 49s. 8d. clear.
Anthony Duckett died 20 March last (1571–2) and Alice his wife
survives and solely holds the manor of Docker and other the premises
there and Richard Duckett is son and heir of said Anthony and was
aged at time of his father's death 39 years & upwards; Chanc.
Inquisns post mort., ser. ii, vol. 162, n. 175.
1593 Inquisn taken at Kirkebie Kendall 21 Feb., 35 Eliz. (1592–3) before
John Sennowse, esquire, escheator, by the oath of George Gilpin, esq.,
Nichollas Thorneburrowe, Wm Wilson, Allan Chambers, Randall
Baitman, Christopher Midleton, Miles Man, Wm Wilson, Francis
Feilde, Wm Baines, John Harlinge, Henry Atkinson, gentlemen,
Wm Collingson, Nichollas Fisher, Adam Shepperde, Robt Baitman,
yeomen. Who say that:
Richard Duckett esq., on the day he died was seised of the manors
or lordships of Grayrigge, Lambrigge and Docker; and 3 mess. in
Whinfell; and 12 burgages in Kierkbie Kendall. So seised he by his
charter dated 2 Oct., 23 Eliz. (1581), enfeoffed James Bellingham
and Richard Sandfurth, esquires, of 49 messuages then parcel of
the manor of lordship of Grayrigge situated there, then in several
tenures or occupns of John Newbie, the relict of Richd Duckett,
yeoman, and John Duckett, her son, the relict of Gilbert Willson
and Rolland Willson, her son, Richard Helme, Anthony Dennyson,
John Newbie, the relict of Henry Ward and Richd Ward her son,
Anthony Airey, Wm Hardknees, Henry Denyson, John Weshington,
junior, Robt Dennyson, the relict of John Dickenson, Miles
Dickenson, Gilbert Dickenson, Stephen Williamson, Henry Williamson, Thos Willson, the relict of Robt Newbie and Henry Newbie
her son, Richd Airey, John Beck, Jas. Harrington, John Weshington,
senior, Thos Thekston, John Willson, James Airey, Wm Rallandson,
Edwd Airey and John Airey his son, Thos Airey, Ranulph Weshington, Wm Lathes, John Hodgson, John Bowman, Robt Milner,
the relict of Miles Simpson and Edward her son, Robt Tollenson,
Richd Tollenson, John Airey, Henry Milner, Edward Warrener,
Alexander Denyson, the relict of Anthony Bowness, the relict of
Walter Denyson, Rolland Helme, Thos Lucas, James Beck, Robt
Airey, Robt Tailer and Wm Storer or their assigns. By the same
charter he granted to said feoffees a yearly rent of £11 issuing from
the residue of said manor or lordship of Grayrigge. To have and to
hold said 49 mess. to feoffees and their heirs for ever to use of Francis
Duckett son and heir appt of said Richard Duckett, and Mariona
wife of said Francis and sister of said James Bellingham, for term
of lives of Francis and Mariona and of the longest liver for part of her
jointure, and after their deaths to use of the heirs male of the body of
Francis lawfully begotten or to be begotten, and for default of such
then to use of right heirs of said Richard Duckett for ever. And to
have said rent of £11 to feoffees and their heirs, payable at feasts
of St. Martin the bishop and Pentecost, to use of said Francis and
Mariona during their lives and of longest liver in name of residue
of her jointure. By the statute of uses Francis and Mariona were
seised of said 49 mess. and of said rent.
Richard Duckett being seised of the residue of the manor or
lordship of Grayrigge and of the said manors or lordships of Docker
and Lambrigge and the said messuages, burgages or tenements in
Kirkbie Kendall and Whinfell in his demesne as of fee by another
charter dated 9 Oct., 23 Eliz. (1581) enfeoffed said James Bellingham and Richd Sandfurth thereof. To have and to hold to them and
their heirs to use of himself, Richard Duckett for his life and after his
death to use of Francis Duckett and male heirs etc. (as above) and in
default of such to use of his own right heirs for ever. Charters
shewn to jurors. By force of statute of uses Richard Duckett was
seised thereof in his demesne as of free tenemt and so died seised.
Manor of Grayrigge held by queen as of her manor of Kendall
worth yearly clear £35 5s. 11d., whereof the aforesaid 49 mess. are
parcel of said manor and are worth yearly clear £29. Manor of
Docker held of queen in chief by 1/2; of a knight's fee and by a rent
of 28s. 6d. yearly and is worth yearly clear £12 13s. 1½d. Manor
of Lambrigge held of queen as of her manor of Kendall in free
socage and is worth yearly clear £10. The burgages in Kierkby
Kendall held of queen and of James Bellingham, esquire, in free
socage and are worth yearly clear £6 6s. 6d. The messuages in
Whynfell held in free socage of whom they know not and are worth
yearly clear 41s.
Richard Duckett died 27 Oct last (1592) and Francis Duckett is
his son and heir and of full age namely 28 years and upwards.
Chanc. Inquisns post mort., ser. ii, vol. 237, n. 123.
1636 Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall, 24th May, 12 Chas. i (1636), before
Henry Bellingham, knight and baronet, John Layburne, esquire,
Henry Harrison, escheator for co. Westmotland, and Robert Curwen,
gentleman, Feodary for the said county, by the oath, etc., who say
Francis Duckett, knight, long before his death was seised of the
manor or lordship of Grayrigg and of 49 messuages or tenements in
Grayrigge, parcel of the said manor then and now in the several
tenures and occupations of divers tenants there; and of the manor of
Docker with the appurtences in Docker and Middleton; and of the
manor or lordship of Lambrigge; and of the Rectory of Beetham;
and of 1 messuage or tenement in Whinfell in the tenure of the relict
of Henry Holme; and of 3 messuages tenements or burgages in
Kirkby Kendall in the tenure of divers tenants there.
So seised he, by his charter dated 17 Aug., 5 Chas. i (1629), made
between the said Francis Duckett, knight, of the 1st part and
Anthony Duckett his son and heir apparent of the 2nd part and
Henry Bellingham of Overleavens, knight and baronet, John Fleming of Rydall and Gawin Braithwaite of Ambleside, esquire of the
3rd part, gave granted enfeoffed and confirmed to those of the 3rd
part and their heirs the same manors of Grayrigg, Docker and
Lambrigg, the rectory of Beetham and the messuages, etc. in Docker,
Lambrigg, Grayrigg, Whinfell, Midleton and Kirkby Kendall to the
several uses specified in the said charter, which was shown to the
Jurors, namely to himself for life, then to Anthony Duckett his
son and heir apparent and his heirs for ever. And to this further
use that William Duckett his 2nd son should receive for life a yearly
rent of £40 after the death of Sir Francis, and that James Johnson
should receive a yearly rent of 40s. for life. Should those rents be
in arrears it shall be lawful to distrain.
By force of the Statute of uses of 27 Hen. viij, Francis Duckett was
seised of all the said premises for life with remainder as aforesaid.
And William Duckett and James Johnson are still living. And
Francis Duckett so being seised died.
The manor of Grayrigg and other the premises there are held of the
king as of his manor of Kirkby Kendall now called "le Richmond
Fee" by knight service and by a yearly rent of 12d. and are worth
yearly clear £10; and the manor of Docker with the appces there and
in Middleton parcel of the said manor of Docker are of Docker are held of the king
in chief by 100th part of 1 knight's fee and a yearly rent of 28s. 6d. and
is worth yearly clear 5 marks; and the manor of Lambrigg and other
the premises there are held of the king as of his manor of Kirkby
Kendall called "le Marquesse Fee" by knight service and is worth
yearly clear £3; and the messuage in Whinfell is held, of whom they
know not nor by what services and it is worth yearly clear 2s. 6d.;
and the 3 burgages in Kirkby Kendall are held of the king and of
James Bellingham, knight, as of their several purparties of the manor
of Kirkby Kendall in free socage and are worth yearly clear 5s.; and
the rectory of Beethom with the appces is held of the king as of his
manor of Eastgreenewich in co. Kent in free socage and by a yearly
rent to the king of £25 and is worth yearly clear £6 13s. 4d.
Francis Duckett, knight, died 24 Oct. last (1635) and Anthony
Duckett is his son and heir, aged 51 years and more now.
Court of Wards Inquis. post mort., vol. 88, n. 61.
1669 Hearth Tax Roll. Lay Subsidy R. 195, n. 73.
|Antho: Duckett, esq.
||2 wald up
||1 wald up
|These persons following are discharged by certificates. unpaid.
1676 Rental of the Richmond Fee: Anthony Duckett, esq,. for lands in
c1685 Anthony Duckett, esq., sold the manor to Sir John Lowther of