108. (C. p. 76).—Agreement between the abbot of Holm,
querent, and Walter de Wiggeton, impedient, concerning rights of
way in his barony of Wyggeton. Walter agrees that the abbey
retain all previous rights of way for driving beasts of burden and
carrying loads by waggons, cars and carts (plaustris carris et
carettis) and by packhorses (summagiis) with leave to unyoke oxen
from the waggons and horses from the carts to refresh and rest
them when needed on long journeys; but they are not to stay in
one place for more than a day and a night. If their waggons,
carts or packs happen to be broken, they can stop until the carts,
etc. are mended, or others fetched from the abbey, etc. Witnesses
—Sir John de Deyvill, justice of the forest, Thomas de Multon,
William de Furnivall, William de Dacre, William de Vallibus, etc.
[Walter f. Odard III de Wigton, who died in 1238, came of age in
1258; he quitclaimed land in Wigton to the abbey in 1265 (no.
115a) and died in 1286. William de Furnivall married Ada,
widow of Ranulph Boivill of Levington, and predeceased her; she
died in 1270–1. William de Vallibus II was dead in 1253 (Wetherhal, 131n), but the witness here must be a younger namesake,
identified by Mr. T. H. B. Graham with a nephew of William II
and lord of Catterlen after the death of his father John. Date
DE WIGTON (see The Ancestor, iii, p. 75).
108a. (H. 1 and 2).—Agreement between Sir H[enry], abbot
of Holm, and Sir Walter f. Odard de Wygeton, who had been at
law in the king's court concerning beasts of burden detained by
Sir Walter. He and his heirs are to hold all purprestures made
then and thereafter in the common pasture, so long as they do not
impede right of way to the abbey's horses and pigs. The abbey
is to retain all rights granted in Walter's two charters and a third
which they have from Odard [no. 115]; any other document is
null and void. Walter and his heirs will enclose their purprestures
with a dyke or a hedge, so that the abbey's horses and pigs may
not trespass into them; and if they do, they are to be driven out
without penalty, impounding or arrest. Walter agrees that the
abbey's horses and pigs may have free pasture in these purprestures and in all his other lands in Wygeton from Martinmas to
Easter, and before Martinmas every year after hay and crops have
been carried; and that small quantities of hay and crops shall not
be left for the sake of excluding the beasts maliciously. Walter
may enclose his wood of Aykehevid [a mile N.W. of Wigton]
called Aykehevid scawe, so that the abbey shall not send beasts
to pasture there as they would if it were not enclosed. On St.
Ambrose day [April 4th], 1270.