Hutton Roof

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'Hutton Roof', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 2 (1924), pp. 341-356. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=49326 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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HUTTON ROOF.

The descent of the manor of Hutton Roof can be traced from Gilbert son of Ketel de Hotonriwe, who lived in the time of Henry II and Richard I, down to Joan, daughter and heir of John de Hotonroef, knt., who was under age in 1350 and her marriage in the gift of Thomas de Redemane. In 1246 the vill of Hutton Roof was divided between Alice and Christiana, daughters and coheirs of Gilbert de Hotonruf and their respective husbands, but only one fourth of the vill remained to Adam Sturnel, son of Richard and Christiana, because he alienated a fourth part of the vill to Roger de Burton before the year 1303.

Possibly the above-named Joan married a cadet of the Cumberland family of Moriceby, a circumstance which might arise through the marriage of Henry de Redman, before 1359, to Margaret, relict of Hugh de Moriceby, who died early in 1349. Henry de Redman was a near kinsman of Thomas de Redman, who had the custody of Joan's land and her marriage in 1350. In any case Hugh de Moriceby in 1375, and John de Moriceby in 1411 were lords of the manor. From the later date no further mention of the lordship of the manor has been discovered. Three hundred years later the tenants of Hutton Roof held the manor for a rent of 13s. 4d. of the Marquis Fee.

The Burton and Sturnel interests in the vill cannot be traced later than 1361, when Anthony de Burton possessed lands in Barbon, Mansergh, Lupton and Hutton Roof. The Redman interest can be traced in 1375 by the rent of 3s. 4d. paid by Thomas de Redmane, which rent had been reduced by 1411 to 3s., which was then paid by . . . . . Redman. Another portion of the vill, possibly that held in 1351 by Agnes, relict of John de Doresflet, may be traced as the tenement held in 1375 and 1411 by Simon de Heversham for 3s. 4d. rent. In the last named year John de Bourdale appears as holding lands in Hutton Roof for 16d. rent, which descended to Christopher Bowerdale, who died in 1611, holding by the same rent.

1090–97 Ivo Taillebois gave to St. Mary's, York, inter alia the vill called Hotun-riof. Cal. of Chart. Roll, iii, 115; See also vol. i, p. 377.

1120–30 Ketel son of Eltred renewed the above gift. See Heversham, p. 142.

1161–84 Clement abbot of St. Mary's, York, regrants to Gilbert son of Ketel and his heirs the vill of Hoton Rofh, to hold as freely as their other free tenants, for 16s. at SS. Peter and Paul. Harl. MS. 236, fol. 40d.

1184–1200 Grant in alms by Gilbert de Hotonriwe in Lonnesdale to the canons of Cockersand of 20 a. land around Colekelde [Kelker Well] with common for working oxen and horses, six cows with calves, 40 goats with kids and 40 pigs with piglets in time of glandage, for the soul of Pavea his wife and his daughter; Chartul. of Cockersand (Chetham Soc.), 978.

1200–20 Grant in alms by Robert son of Gilbert de Hotonriwe to the same canons of 1 a. land in Frebanc [Firbank] with pasture for 40 sheep, and confirmation of his father's gift of 20 a. land; ib., 979.

The same Robert also gave 5a. land late Leising's, next the land of Gospatric son of Ulf, and 1 a. between Bernard's house and Thorold's house with a messuage and another messuage between the house of Robert the skinner and that of Hallward; also a ridding which Gilbert tilled, namely from the head of Thorold's croft on the south side descending by the path to the high street and ascending the high street to the ridding of William. [A similar charter of the same Robert was attested by Benedict Gernet and his sons, Ralph de Bethum and his brothers, Roger de Burton, Gilbert de Croft, William de Acolveshae (Occulshaw); ib. 980-2.

1202 Gilbert de Turs (de Turribus) (fn. 1) was plaintiff in a fine respecting one carucate in Lofwic and Ulverston, co. Lanc.; with William son of Robert, tenant. An assize of mort d'ancestor had been summoned between them. William acknowledged that the land was Gilbert's inheritance and for this Gilbert gave him the land to hold in fee of Gilbert and his heirs by the service of 20s. yearly, which William shall pay to Gilbert and his heirs at "Hotton Rocelin"; Lansc. Fines (Record Soc.), i, 10.

A similar assize had been summoned between the same Gilbert and William respecting one carucate in Hotonr . . au. William acknowledged that the land was Gilbert's inheritance and rendered it to him for one mark; ib. 19.

1220–30 Gilbert le Noble of Neubiging gave land in Frebanc, namely 1 a. land with the house and messuage on the hill (mons), which (house) Thorald founded, another messuage between Bernard's house and the said acre, and so going around the house of Gilbert le Noble under the crag at the north side to a point opposite the bounds of Richard, the clerk etc., and the messuage between the house of Robert the skinner and Halward's house with a ridding by Therchaldegate; Chartul. Cockersand, 982.

1222–29 Orm son of Adam de Kellet, with the consent of Alina, his wife, gave to the canons 7 a. land in Neubiging in one ridding with the house which Robert the skinner founded on it, within bounds as the highway of Therscheldegate (? Thors-keld-gate) comes from the wood at the north side, so following the highway to a point opposite the barn of Thomas the singer and on the other side of the road through the midst of the hill to the bounds of Richard the clerk, and so ascending the hill to the northern gable of the said house, then following the fence under the crag to the said highway of Therschaldegate, except 2 a. within these bounds which Hallward holds of St. Mary of Cockersand. Adam de Sigeswic son of Edward released his claim to this land for three marks and Ralph de Bethum, Robert de Hotonrue and William de Neubiging confirmed the said grant; Chartul. Cockersand, 984-5.

1230–54 William de Neubicing also confirmed the gift of Orm de Kellet and Alina his wife. Witnesses: Ralph de Bethum, Roger his brother, John parson of Kirkebelonesdale, Adam parson of Burton and his sons, Ketel de Burton, Thomas son of Michael, Adam his brother, Robert de Hoton, and Adam his brother; ib. 985.

William de Neubiging also gave 1½ a. land in Neubiging under Farltunberd (? berg) with Laising's house and toft; also 14 a. land and other 2 a. land next the messuages of the brethren of Cockersand. William son of William de Neubiging confirmed all his father's gifts; ib., 986-7.

1230–54 William de Neubiging gave to the canons of Cockersand his natives, Emma wife of Orm de Neubiging and her sons, Henry son of Henry Keu; Chartul. of Cockersand, 1058.

1230–60 Grant in alms by Robert de Hoton in Kendale to the canons of Cockersand of a toft and croft in Hotonrue between the croft of Siward and that of Gospatric son of Sueneva with 16 beasts, 20 goats and 20 sheep in the common pasture and 10 pigs quit of pannage. Matilda daughter of Jordan de Bothelton, with the consent of her daughter, Christiana, released her claim in this land for 20s.; Chartul. of Cockersand, 989.

1235 William de Lancaster, whom Richard de Coupland had called to warranty, grants to Gilbert son of Robert two bovates, out of six bovates which Gilbert had claimed, in Hoton, to hold for 6d. rent; Gilbert releases his claim to the other four bovates; Feet of F., file 3, n. 25.

1240–60 Godit Prihince (or Priince) in her widowhood released to the abbot and convent of Cockersand 4 a. land which she held of them in Newbigging with a messuage and buildings in Frebanc, for ½ mark and a cow. Witnesses: Adam priest (sacerdos) of Tenelesheved, Adam de Henecastre, Roger Muting, Thomas le Waleys, Alan de Neubigging, Walter de Neubigging, Walter the mason, William de Kendal, then servitor of the abbot of Cockersand, William the fisher, William the baker; Chartul. Cockersand, 988.

Grant by Matilda daughter of Gilbert de Neubighing, late the wife of Robert Long, to Adam the chaplain of Telnesheud of one rood land in the vill of Neubighing with her right in the vill, to hold by rendering yearly to the abbot of Cockersand 2d. Witnesses: Adam de Hoton, Thomas de Hoton, Adam de Henecastre, Thomas le Waleys (Walensis), Robert son of Adam de Lupton, Adam de Melling, Richard Sturnel, Baldewyn de Hoton; Orig. at Sizergh.

1246 Thomas son of Robert de Hoton, tenant, acknowledges that 7 b., 10 a. and a mill in Hoton are the right of Alice daughter of Gilbert, and Christiana her sister; for this they grant to Thomas 2 b. of the land (described), to hold for 1 lb. cummin and 16 d. rent; Feet of Fines, file 4, n. 12.

1250–70 Adam the chaplain of Tenelished (fn. 2) grants to Roger, son of Christiana his sister, his land in Neubighinc, which he held of the abbot and convent of Cokersand at 6d. rent. Witnesses: Adam de Hoton, Thomas de Hoton, Adam de Melling, Stephen de Stohewra, Thomas his brother, Richard the clerk; Orig. at Sizergh

c 1260 Gilbert de Hoton Roue paid to the canons of Cockersand a farm of 9d. due at Michaelnas, and William Sturnel farms of 2½d. and ½d.; Chartul. of Cockersand, 1229.

c 1268 Adam de Hotonrue and Alice his wife confirmed to the canons the land in the vill of Hotonrue which they had by the gift of Robert [de Hotonrue] and Gilbert his son. Richard Sturnel and Christiana his wife released their claim in the same; Chartul. Cockersand, 990.

1276 Adam son of Adam de Houton, brought an assize of novel disseisin against Gilbert de Houton touching a tenement in Houton; Dep. Keeper's Rep. 45, app. 211.

1276 Richard Stornel and Christiana his wife brought an assize of novel disseisin against Adam de Melling and Alice his wife touching a tenement in Hoton Roef; the same Richard and Christiana brought the same against Gilbert de Hoton touching a tenement in Hoton Ruf; Dep Keeper's Rep. 45, app. 211.

1277 Adam de Melling and Alice his wife, Richard Sturnel and Christiana his wife brought an assize of novel disseisin against the abbot of Kokersand touching a tenement in Hoton Roff; ib. 46, app. 196.

1280 Gilbert de Hoton, brought an assize against Adam de Melling and others touching a pool heightened in Hotton Ruf; ib. 49, app. 92.

1281 Gilbert de Hoton and William de Croft, jurors; Lancs. Inq., pt. i, 253,257.

1283 The heirs of Hotonruf held Hotonruf of William de Lindeseye for 16s.rent; it is worth 100s. Lancs. Inq., pt. i, 256.

1287 Roger de la Quisine and Joan his wife recover their land in Hoton Rouf, lately seised for their default against John son of Thomas de Hoton; Cal. Close R., 1287, p. 475.

1292 Adam Sturnell of Hoton Ruf grants to Alice de Melling, daughter of Gilbert de Hoton, his aunt, his toft and croft with houses and buildings called Le Halleflat with the waste and improvements in severalty at the head, sides and end thereof, when the grantor had a dwelling-house, all his part of the meadow called the demesne meadow, and of Kringelmire and of the meadow near Ruring and of the waste of Rouring with the cultivated land in Ruring and a small parcel of cultivated land at the head of the town of Hoton, which Ellen de Hoton formerly held, and a small parcel at the head of the town upon Laherselelac with the meadow at the end thereof, and a small parcel of land at Le Slapestones with his demesne in Driterne, with wastes and improvements and Le Heynygges at the ends, head and sides of all the lands, to hold of the lord of the fee. Witnesses: Gervase de Whitteby, Henry de Hayber, William son of John de Middleton, Adam de Layfite, William of the Ashes, Adam de Bigg[ings], William de Manesherege, William de Casterton, John the clerk. Dated at Hoton Ruf in the 20th year of King Edward (1292). Vesica seal of green wax bearing a Paschal lamb; Orig. at Sizergh.

1293 Adam Sturnel owes Roger de Burton, knt., 10 marks. Cal. Close Rolls, 1293, p. 320.

1303 Roger de Burton held at his death 2 m. of rent in Hoton Rouf of the gift of Adam Sturnel in the fee of Ingram de Gynes; Cal. Inq., IV, 87. See Burton-in-Kendal, p. 279.

1308 Roger de Burton held at his death a messuage and 40 a. in Hoton Roff of Ingram de Gynes for 1d. yearly; ib., v, 43.

1328 William de Hoton Rof in Lonnesdale acknowledges a debt of £8 10s. 4d. to the abbot of St. Mary's, York; Cal. Close R. 1328, p. 363.

1332 Subsidy of a fifteenth, Excheq. Lay Subsidy Roll, 195A.

John de Crofte in goods 30s.
Thomas son of Richard " 40s.
Henry de Boterwyk " 20s.
Roger de Heversham " 20s.
William son of Dennys " 15s.
Richard de Kirkeslake " 20s.
Gilbert son of Adam " 40s.
Thomas Sturnele " 15s.
Thomas Ratte " 25s.
Sum of goods £11 5s., whereof to the king 15s.

1333 John de Hotonrof in Lonesdale acknowledges a debt of 60s. to the abbot of St. Mary's, York; Cal. Close Rolls, 1333, p. 81.

1335 Grant to John de Hoton and his heirs of free warren in their demesne lands of Hoton Rof, co. Westmorland; Cal. of Chart. R., IV, 339.

1338 Annora late wife of John de Lancaster held for her life with her husband the manor of Ridale and tenements in Hoton Roof of the grant of John de Lancaster of Holgill, remainder to Roger de Lancaster for life, reversion to John de Lancaster of Holgill who survives; the said Roger died 10 years ago, the reversion of the manor belongs to John of Holgill who is 30 years of age with order of delivery accordingly. Cal. Inq. viii, 105; Cal. Close Rolls, 1338, p. 583; see also pp. 21, 22, of this volume.

1342 Execution of the recognizance for 60s. made by John de Hotonrof of Lonesdale; Cal. Close R., 1342, p. 552.

1347 John de Haveryngton of Aldyngham, deceased, held at his death on Monday after St. Peter and St. Paul last, the manor of Hotonroef, co. Westmorland, for a term of eight years of the demise of John de Hoton, knt., for £10 rent, which manor is held of the king as of the lands late of William de Coucy, deceased, for 8s. yearly rent; Cal. Close R. 1347, p. 320; Cal. Inq. ix, 30; Inq. p.m., 21 Edward III, 1st nos., n. 53.

1349 John de Doresflet held at his death on Thursday in the first week of Lent, 23 Edward III, a fourth part of the vill of Hotonroef jointly with Agnes his wife, who survives, as of her inheritance, of the king in chief, as of the lands late of William de Coucy, by homage and the service of 2s. 8d. yearly and by suit at the court of Kirkeby in Kendale every three weeks; a messuage and 12 a. land in a place called Kirkslak held of the said Agnes, late his wife, by homage and service of 17d. yearly; and 14 a. land held in fee of William Banes by homage and service of 4s. yearly. He died without heir of his body and John son of John de Hildreston, of full age, is his heir. He also held three acres land at Kirkslak in Whytington, co. Lanc., of John de Haveryngton, knt., for 6d. early; Cal. Inq. IX, 298.

1350 Robert le Botiller held at his death on Thursday before St. Luke, 23 Edward III, a messuage and ½ bovate in Hoton Roef held of the king in chief, as of the lands late of William de Coucy, deceased, and as of the lands late of John de Hoton, knt., in the King's hands by reason of the minority of the heir, by homage and service of 4d. yearly. He had issue 7 daughters, one being Agnes, wife of William Prodhom, deceased, who had issue John Prodhom; Cal. Inq. IX, 374.

1350 Appointment of Thomas de Redemane to have the custody of the land in Hotonroef in Kendale, late of John de Hotonroef who held by knight's service of the fees late of William de Coucy, deceased, during the nonage of Joan, his daughter and heir, with the marriage of the heir, paying 20 marks for the same; Cal. Pat. R., 1350, p. 580.

1351 Order to the escheator to assign dower to Agnes late wife of John de Doresflet, tenant in chief, in the presence of his heir; and order to deliver to her a moiety (sic) of the vill of Hoton Roef, which she held jointly with her late husband of her inheritance in chief, as of the lands late of William de Coucy, deceased, for 2s. 8d. yearly Cal. Close R. 1351, pp. 303-4.

1354 Roger de Burton, chivaler, holds a messuage and 40 a. in the vill of Hotonrof; Inq. p.m., 30 Edward III, n. 63.

1355 The heir of Thomas Sturnel had livery of his father's land shortly before 1355; Ministers' Accts., bundle 1118, n. 5.

1355 John Stornel held at his death (as given below in the Order of the escheator). He died 21 Edward III, 1347, and William Stornel his brother aged 23 is his next heir. Chanc. Inq. p.m., 1st nos., n. 10.

Order to the escheator to take security from William Stornell, son (sic) and heir of John Stornell, deceased, for his relief and deliver to the said William two messuages, 37 a. land, and 4 a. meadow, 40 a. wood, and the 4th part of 100 a. moor and pasture in Hoton Roef, co. Westmorland, held of the king in chief, as of the lands of William de Coucy, deceased, by fealty and the service of 40d. yearly and 10d. for puture of the king's bailiffs in that county called "Serjantfoed"; Abbrev. R. Original., ii, 237b.

1355 John de Hoton Reof, deceased, held a moiety of the manor of Hoton Roef of William de Coucy by cornage, wardship and relief, and Thomas de Redemane now holds it by demise of the king, to whom the custody of the same belongs by reason of the minority of the daughter and heir of the said John; Agnes late the wife of John de Duresflete held the other moiety of the manor of the said William de Coucy by cornage, wardship and relief, and still holds it; Cal. Inq. ix, 457.

Of the land late of Robert le Boteler, deceased, a bovate of land in Hoton Roef and other lands were assigned to John, son of Agnes, late the wife of William Prodhomme, deceased, 4th daughter and heir of the said Robert. Cal. Close Rolls, 1355, p. 227.

1356 Inquest taken 2 April, 30 Edward III, upon the extent of the lands and tenements of Roger de Burton, knt., the jurors say that he held the hamlet of Manser, a free farm in Lupton, a free farm in Hencastre, also a messuage and 40 acres of land in the town of Hotonrof. The said premises are held of Thomas de Ros, knt,. Chanc. Inq. p.m., 30 Edward III, n. 63.

1359 Enrollment on 14 October, 1359, of the indenture of Anthony, son of Roger de Burton, knt., granting to Robert son of William de Horneby all his lands, rents, and services in the towns of Burton, Hoton, Manser, and Lupton. (This was an assignment for the purpose of paying off the father's debts) See Burton, p. 281; Cal. Close Rolls, 1359, p. 646.

1359 Margaret late the wife of Hugh de Moriceby, who held in chief, the king's widow, married Matthew de Redman without licenece etc; Cal. Pat. R. 1359, p. 210; cf. Cal. Close R. 1362, p. 427.

1361 Anthony son of Roger de Burton, knt., complained that the escheator had seized his father's lands, alleging that he had sometime been an adherent of the Scots. See Burton, p. 281. For a fine of 100 marks the king restored this land to Anthony with the issues. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1361, p. 23.

1363 Robert le Boteler held at his death inter alia a messuage and the moiety of a bovate of land in Hotonroef of the heir of John de Hotonroef, knt., tenant of the knight's fees of William de Coucy, deceased, by homage and the service of 4d. a year; Cal. Close R. 1363, p. 465.

1370 Tithe of Hoton: by dame Margaret de Redman, one sieve, 16s. Roll at Levens.

1375 Hugh de Morisby held of Joan, late the wife of John de Coupeland, the manor of Hotonroof by homage and fealty and the service of 8s. yearly; Simon de Heversham similarly held divers tenements in Hotonroof as above by the service of 3s. 4d. yearly. Thomas de Redmane similarly held divers tenements in Kyrkeslak as of the inheritance of Sturnell by the service of 3s. 4d. yearly; Chan. Inq. p.m., 49 Edward III, 1st nos. n. 29.

1375 William de Bourdale held of Joan, late the wife of John de Coupland, divers tenements below (sub) the vill of Kyrkby [viz. in Hoton Roof] by homage and fealty and the yearly service of 16d. ib.

1407 Pardon to William de Graystanethwaytes (son of John de Grastenthwayt of Hotonroffe) for the death of John Oldeman, younger, on Sunday the feast of St. Nicholas, 7 Henry IV, at Hoton Ruff; Cal. Pat. R., 1407, p. 299; 1409, p. 62.

1411 John de Moriceby held of the lady Philippa the manor of Hoton Roef by homage and 8s. rent, worth beyond the rent 60s.; John de Bourdale similarly held divers tenements in Hoton Ruffe by homage and 16d. rent, worth 6s.; . . . . de Redeman held divers tenements in Kirkslake by homage and fealty and for 3s. rent, worth 20s.; Simon de Heversham held divers tenements in Hoton Roef by homage and fealty and for 3s. 4d. rent, worth 26s. 8d. Chanc. Inq. p.m., 13 Henry IV, n. 44.

1451 The wife of Robert Waryner (1) holds of the abbey of Cockersand a tenement at Wyndyates at will for 6s. 8d. rent; (2) the same wife holds one acre of land in Hoton at will for 16d. rent; (3) Thomas Waryner holds a tenement called Arneseland for 7s. rent; (4) the tenants of Richard Redmane [render] 8d.; (5) Richard Preston holds one cottage in Newbygynges, 1 a. and one rood land at will for 12d. rent; (6) Robert Hugeunson holds land in Tenylshed (now Tarnside) at will for 15d. rent. Chartul. of Cockersand, pp. 1294, 1296.

1461 (1) and (2) as above; (3) John Wariner holds a tenement called Arneseland for 10s.; (4), (5) and (6) as above. Ib.

1501 Leonard Preston holds of Cockersand Abbey a toft in Newbyggyngs and one acre and one rood for 12d. rent; the same Leonard holds 3½ a. in Tenylshede for 2s. rent; Chartul. of Cockersand, 1295.

1537 William Huchenson and Nicholas his brother hold of the abbey of Cockersand land in Wyndyates tor 10s. rent; the same hold one acre and a toft in Hotton for 3s. rent; Robert Waryner holds land called Arbelsland for 10s. rent; the heir of Edward Redmayn holds freely there for 8d. rent; Christopher Conder holds land (fn. 3) there for the term of his life for 6s. 8d. rent; Thomas Preston holds a toft in Newbyggynges and one acre and one rood of land for 12d. rent; The same Thomas holds 3½ a. in Thenylshed for 2s. rent; Thomas Huchenson holds in Tenyshed three acres in Rucroft and one acre upon Hehede for 4s; Chartul. of Cockersand, 1295, 1297.

1544 Inquest taken 4 August, 36 Henry VIII. The jurors say that Richard Redmayne, esq., was seised of six messuages, 100 a. land, 40 a. meadow, 300 a. pasture, 100 a. bog or turf, 200 a. heath or furze, in Lupton and Hutton Ruff. So seised he, by his charter dated 14 May, 35 Henry VIII, granted the premises to Richard Fletcher John Skynner and Thomas Hungate to hold to the use contained in a schedule annexed to the said charter the tenor of which use follows: Where before this time Richard Redmayn of Harwood, co. York, esquire, by Indentures made between Sir Anthony Browne, knight, of the one part and said Richard Redmayn of the other part concerning a sale made by the said Richard to the said Antony of the custody, ward and marriage, rule, order and governance as well of Mathew Redmayn his son and heir apparent as of other his children in case Mathew should die before marriage. By virtue of which charter Richard Fletcher and the other co-feoffees entered and still are seised of the premises to said use. They also say that Richard Redmayn was seised of a capital messuage, 80 a. land. 20 a. meadow, 40 a. pasture, 40 a. bog or turf, 30 a. furze or heath adjoining the said messuage in Hutton Ruff, called "le Greslack." So seised he, by his charter dated 2 February, 30 Henry VIII (1538–9), granted the premises to Richard Layton, clerk, Brian Layton, then esquire, now knight, and John Tunstall, chaplain, to hold to the use of Francis Redmayn, Cuthbert Redmayn and Richard Redmayn in survivorship as follows: Know etc. that I Richard Redmayn of Harwood Castell, co. York, esquire, have granted to Richard Layton, clerk, Brian Layton, esq., and John Tunstall, chaplain, my capital messuage in Hutton Ruff, called "Greslack" and all my lands etc. thereto adjoining, which messuage and lands now are worth yearly clear £36s. 8d., to hold to the use of Francis Redmayn, Cuthbert Redmayn and Richard Redmayn in survivorship. Dated 2 February, 30 Henry VIII (1538–9). By virtue of which charter the feoffees were seised of the

premises to the use of the said Francis, Cuthbert and Richard, who survive and are seised of the premises. They also say that the said Richard Redmayn, esquire, was seised of three parcels of land in Hutton Ruff and 15s. 4d. of free rent and suit of court in Lupton and so died seised. And he was also seised long before his death of a water mill and certain messuages or tenements in Lupton and so seised by his writing he granted to Edward Crane, chaplain, for his good service an annuity of £4, issuing out of the said mill and premises for term of his life, as follows: Be it known to all etc. that I Edward Crane, chaplain, have released "my mancion called the Spitle" in the parish of Kyrkby Laundesdale to "my worshipfull maister Rychard Redmayn" for many considerations, as "I am crased and not able ne mete to occupie it accordyng as aght to be," and furthermore be it in like manner known that I Richard Redmayn of Harwood, esquire, have granted by this my writing to the said Edward Crane £4 yearly for life for his service done to me, which he shall receive as follows: 40s from the corn mill in Lupton, now in the holding of Richard Langrygg, 20s. out of the tenements of Lupton Hall and of one tenement in the occupying of Leonard Hughchynson, 20s. out of the tenements in the holding of Galfryd Bethom and of late the wife of Edward Bethom, deceased, in this manner 40s. at the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle (21 December) and 40s. at the feast of "St. Oswald in sumer" (5 August). Dated 26 Novr, 33 Henry VIII (1541). By virtue whereof Edward Crane, chaplain, was seised of the said annuity and still survives; Exch. Inq. p.m., ser. ii, file 137, n. 3.

1612 Inquest taken at Kirkby Lonsdale 6th April, 10 James I (1612), before Roger Otwaye. Christopher Bowerdale late of Hutton Roofe was seised of [a messuage or tenement] in Hutton Roofe and 40 acres of land arable and meadow to the said messuage or tenement belonging. The said premises are held of the king as of his manor of Kirkbie kendall in socage by payment of a rent of 16d. and are worth yearly clear 20s.

Christopher Bowerdale died 24 November last (1611), and William Bowerdale is his son and heir aged 47 years now. Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 100, n. 65.

1617 Inquest taken at Kirkby Londsdall 15 May, 15 James I (1617), before Roger Otway, esquire, escheator, by the oath etc., who say that: John Bethome late of Huttonroofe was seised of one messuage and tenement in Huttonroofe and 16 acres of land arable meadow and pasture thereto belonging in Huttonroofe. They are held of the king as of his manor of Kendall by fealty, suit of Court and a rent of 3½d. for all services and are worth yearly clear 12s. 6d.

John Bethome died 15 December, 10 James I (1612), and Arthur Bethome is his son and heir aged 15 years now. Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 56, n. 218.

1617 Inquest taken at Kirkby Lonsdall, 15 May, 15 James I (1617), before Roger Otwaye, esquire, escheator, by the oath etc. who say that: Richard Russall late of Daltone, co. Lancaster, deceased, was seised of one messuage and tenement, which lately was purchased from Robert Wariner, in Huttonroofe and 13 acres of arable land meadow and pasture thereto belonging, and of six acres of arable land meadow and pasture which the said Richard Russall lately purchased from Thomas Hutchesone, Nicholas Hutchesone, John Dicksone and John Wariner in Huttonroofe, and he died so seised.

And the said messuage and the said six acres of land and other the premises are held of the king as of his manor of Kendall by fealty and suit of Court and a rent of 1¼d. for all services and are worth yearly clear 10s.

Richard Russall died 21 May, 1 James I (1603) and Thomas Russall is his son and heir aged now 50 years and the said Thomas granted to his son James Russall the whole messuage and six acres in consideration of a sum of money paid by the son. Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 55, n. 204.

Inquest taken at Kirkbie Lonsdall 15 May, 15 James I (1617), before Roger Otway, esquire, escheator, by the oath etc. who say that: Rowland Smythe late of Newbiggine in the lordship of Huttonroofe was seised of one messuage and tenement in Newbiggine and 12 acres of land arable meadow and pasture thereto belonging in Newbiggine. So seised he by his will bequeathed as follows: "After the decease of Mabell my wife then I give graunte and will all my messuage landes and rentes with the appurtenaunces in Newbiggine to Elizabeth Smythe my yongest daughter and to her heires and assignes for ever."

The premises are held of the king as of his manor of Kendall by fealty, suit of Court and a rent of 1½d. for all services and are worth yearly clear 20s.

Rowland Smithe died 1 January, 14 James I (1616–7), and Elizabeth Smythe, Isabella Smythe and Jane Smythe are his daughters and coheirs. And Issabella is now aged 27 years, Jane is now aged 25 years and Elizabeth is now aged 24 years. Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 56, n. 211.

Inquest taken at Kirkbie Lownsdale 15 May, 15 James I (1617), before Roger Otwaie, esquire, escheator, by the oath etc. who say that: John Warriner late of "Windyeates in le Lordshippe de Huttonrooffe" was seised of one messuage and tenement in the lordship of Hutton-rooffe and eight acres of arable land, meadow and pasture thereto belonging in Huttonrooffe. The premises are held of the king as of his manor of Kendall by fealty, suit of court and a rent of 1¼d. for all services, and are worth yearly clear 5s.

John Warriner died 7 April, 6 James I (1608) and Thomas Warriner is his son and heir and is now aged 40 years. Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 56, n. 192.

1617 Henry Brabyn, esq., held at his death on 11 February, 1617, 10 messuages, 10 gardens, 100 a. land, 20 a. meadow, 20 a. pasture and wood in "Hutton Rooffe" and "Kirkebielonesdale," lately purchased from Christopher Carus, esq., and held of the king as of his manor of "Kirkebiekendall" by knight's service. They were worth 40s. yearly clear; Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 69, n. 64.

1633 Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall 31 August, 9 Charles I (1633), before Richard Branthwaite, gentleman, escheator, by the oath of Christopher Lancaster, esquire, Henry Backhouse, Thomas Willson, Henry Heblethwaite, John Smith, Henry Fisher, Adam Sheppard, Thomas Baines, James Wadeson, Robert Cooke, Edmond Newby, Randall Blaymire, James Audland, John Whalley and Robert Chamber, who say that: Robert Harlinge, senior, yeoman, long before and on the day he died was seised of one messuage, six acres of land, one acre meadow and five acres pasture in Hutton Roofe to said messuage belonging and died so seised 11 November, 7 Charles I (1631).

Premises held of king as of his manor of Kendall by fealty suit of court and a rent of 1d. for all services and are worth yearly clear 6s. 8d.

Jane Harlinge is daughter and next heir of said Robert Harlinge, deceased, and she is aged 4 years, 11 months, 20 days now. Chanc. Inq. p.m., ser. ii, vol. 727. n. 198.

1633 Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendalle, 31 August, 9 Charles I (1633), before Richard Branthwaite, gentleman, escheator, by the oath of the same jurors, who say that:

Robert Harlinge, junior, yeoman, long before and on the day of his death was seised of four acres of land, one acre meadow, two acres pasture in Hutton Roofe. And so died seised 2 October, 6 Charles I (1630). Premises held of king as of his manor of Kendall by fealty suit of court and a rent of 1d. for all services and are worth yearly clear 3s. 4d.

Jane Harlinge and Elizabeth Harlinge are daughters and next coheirs of said Robert, Jane aged 7 years and more now, Elizabeth aged 5 years, 2 months, 9 days now. Chanc. Inq. p.m., ser. ii, vol. 727, n. 195.

1641 Inquest taken at Kirkbykendall, 15 September, 17 Charles I (1641), before John Sennhouse, esq., escheator, by the oath of Henry Fisher, William Jenninges, Robert Robinson, John Towers, Miles Walker, Henry Becke, Robert Walker, Edward Benson, Thomas Strickland, William Helme, Thomas Wilson, James Bell, Thomas Birket, Richard Becke and Giles Speighte who say that:

James Rigge, yeoman, long before his death was seised of one messuage, one cottage, 20 acres land, 10 acres of meadow, 50 acres pasture, 40 acres furze and heath and common of pasture for all cattle in Hutton Rooffe.

So seised he by his charter written in his life time and by him sealed and with livery of seisin and possession lawfully executed, dated 22 August, 16 Charles I (1640) in consideration of a sum of money paid to him by Miles Man of "le Greene" in parish of Halton, co. Lanc., gentleman Joseph Boothe of Deansbiggin, co. Westmorland, Henry Johnson of "le Parke" in Hutton Rooffe and John Storye, servant of James Bellingham, knight, and for other considerations enfeoffed them their heirs and assigns of the said premises by the name of all that messuage and tenement," etc. etc. "in Hutton Roofe," then in the tenure and occupation of said James Rigge or his assigns and purchased by him from the said Miles Man and from John Man, gent., deceased, and from John Dennison, Wm Jackson, Richard Applegarthe, Christopher Bowerdale and Wm Bowerdale, and of all his (James Rigge's) other lands etc. in Hutton Rooffe or elsewhere in co. Westmorland, except only lands etc. mortgaged to said James Rigge To have and to hold to said feoffees their heirs and assigns to use of said James Rigge and his assigns during his life and after his death to use of said feoffees their heirs and assigns for ever. Charter shown to Jurors.

Premises held of the king as of his manor of Kendall in free socage by fealty and payment of 13½d. yearly for all services and demands and are worth yearly clear 30s.

James Rigge died 1 January last (1640–1) and Thomas Rigge is his nearest heir namely: son and heir of Henry Rigge, son and heir of Thomas Rigge elder brother of the said James Rigge, deceased, and he is aged 8 years, 6 months. Chanc. Inq. p.m., ser ii, vol. 609, n. 70; also ib. vol. 702, n. 49.

1646 The delinquency of Sir Henry Bellingham of Levens, knt. and bart., that he was a member of the honorable House of Commons and deserted the Parliament and afterwards went to Oxford and sat in the assembly there. He submits to such fine etc., but craves to be allowed an annuity of £13 6s. 8d., so much paid to one Mrs. Conder, during the term of her life, issuing out of his lands in Hutton Roof as by his affidavit, and that the gentlewoman is still living and receives her annuity. This annuity is allowed. Royalist Composition Papers G. 197, pp. 423, 425; kindly supplied by Mr. Edward Conder of 'Terrybank.

1662–4 Schedule of defaulters to Hearth Tax. Lay Subsidy Roll, 259, 4 n. 13.

Hutton Roof.

Hear is the names of them that has nut payet, 1662.

Briane Warener 2
Jams Tours 1
Tristram Tompson 1
Arther Beathem 1
Jams Warener 1
Arther Beathem 1
Edward Hucheson 1
William Hucheson of Wenyeth 1
Richard Lonsdal 1
John Warener 1

Acknolished by me James Berket.

[Note. The same names occur on the list of sums due on Lady Day, 1663].

The names of those which ar under value of twenti shillinges in year.

Edward Thomson
Widow Nealeson
Christopher Crage
Widow Hunter
James Thompson
William Boardall
Jonathan Harilling
John Conder

These weare consented to gooe fre by Mr. Teatham the minister of the pearish.

1669–71 Hearth Tax Roll; Lay Subsidy R. 195, n. 73, m. 29d.

Hutton Roofe.

Bryam Warriner 2
Willm. Burton 1
Edward Mann 2
Robt Paige 1
Tristram Luckas 1
Chr: Beedam 1
Edward Mann 2
Tristram Thompson 1
Rowland Warriner 1
Mr Tho: Godsay 1
Widd: Hutchinson 1
Ellinor Cragghill 1
Robt Greenewood 1
Tho: Moore 1
Sr John Wedforth 3
James Willan 2
Tho: Lonesdall 1
John Holme 1
Henry Postlethwte 1
Arthur Hutchinson 1
James Birkett 1
Widd: Barrow 1
Robt Greene 1
Math: Wright 1
Sr John Lowther 1
Mr Willon 1
Robt Barrow 1
Edward Barrow 1
Tristram Beathom 1
Edward Hutchinson 1

Footnotes

1 Gilbert de Towers subsequently took the name of Hutton Roof and was succeeded by his son Robert, who appears to have been the father of another Gilbert.
2 Now Tarnside in Kirkby Lonsdale.
3 This messuage was in "Newbyggyng in Londesdale," co., Westmorland; ib. 1196.


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