Banco Roll, Hillary, 5 E. I.
Bucks. John de Eton and Joan (fn. 1) his wife sued John Bacun son and heir
of Gregory Bacun for a third of five virgates, etc., of land and other tenements
in Achecote. John Bacun called to warranty William son of John de
Englefeud, who is to be summoned for Easter Term. m. 14.
Staff. William Wither and Orabel his wife sued Philip son of Richard
de Drahecote (Draycote), who had been called to warranty by Richard son of
Richard de Drahecote, and who warranted to him the third part of two
carucates and four virgates of land, 43s. of rent, and the third of a fishery
called Pykering in Tyllengton (Tillington), which they claimed as dower.
Philip did not appear. The land to be taken into the King's hands, and the
Sheriff to produce him at Easter Term. m. 40, dorso.
Staff. Geoffrey de Sheftinton sued William de Audelegh in a plea that
he should warrant to him half the manor of Briddeshale, which he claimed to
hold by virtue of a deed of James de Aldelegh the father of William, whose
heir he is. And in another plea that he should warrant to him half the
manor of Tissington (co. Derby), which he claimed by reason of a deed of the
said William. William did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to attach
him to appear at Easter. m. 43, dorso.
Staff. Matilda de Deveruse sued Bertram Costard and six others for
taking her goods vi et armis at Langenorle (Longnor). The defendants did
not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to distrain, etc., and to produce them at
Trinity Term. m. 37, dorso.
Staff. Jordan de Pyurlesdon (Puleston) sued Richard son of William de
Albaston for a messuage and three nokes of land in Albaston by open writ
of right (per breve de recto patens), and stated that one Ouyel (Howell) his
ancestor in the time of King John was seised of it as of fee, and from Ouel
the right descended to William his son and heir, and from William, who died
without issue, to Henry his brother and heir, and from Henry, who took
religious orders, to John his brother and heir, and from John, who died
without issue, to one Agnes (no relationship named), and from Agnes to
Richard her son and heir, and from Richard, who died without issue, to
William his brother and heir, and from William, who died without issue, to
Jordan his brother and heir, who now sues.
Richard appeared and called to warranty Hamon de Albaston, who came
and warranted the tenement to him, and denied the seisin of Ouyel the
ancestor, etc. A day is given to the parties at Trinity, when four Knights are
to be summoned to elect the jury. m. 9.
Banco Roll, Easter, 5 E. I.
Leyc. Magister Henry de Bray sued Alianora de Verdun for a messuage
and thirty-five acres of land and twelve of pasture in Codesbeche, in which
she had no entry except through Theobald de Verdun, to whom John de
Verdun had demised them, and who had unjustly disseised him of the
tenements. Alianora called to warranty Theobald de Verdun, who appeared
and stated that Henry had remitted and quitclaimed the tenement to John
de Verdun his father by a charter which he produced. Henry pleaded that
the said John had taken him and put him in prison at Alveton until he had
made the deed of gift in question.
Theobald stated that Henry had been the Bailiff of his father John, and
owed him more than £200, and that John de Verdun had arrested him and
kept him in prison until he made up the arrears, and that Henry had given
up the land in question as a satisfaction for the arrears. Henry denied that
he had ever owed any arrears to John de Verdun; and the Sheriff is ordered
to summon the witnesses of the deed, and twelve others of the vicinage of
Alveton for Hillary Term. m. 7.
Staff. Robert de Dockeseye and Beatrice the widow of Hugh de
Dockeseye were summoned by Richard Attewelle of Richardescote to permit
him common of pasture in six acres in Selkemore appurtenant to his free
tenement in Richardescote (Rickerscote), of which Hugh formerly husband of
Beatrice and brother of Robert, whose heir he is, had unjustly disseised him.
A jury to be summoned to be at Salop at Michaelmas. m. 33.
Staff. In the suit of William Wyther and Orabel his wife versus Richard
de Draycote for her dower in Tillington, Philip de Draycote appeared and
warranted the land to Richard, and admitted the right of Orabel to her
dower. Orabel is therefore to recover, and Richard to be compensated by
Philip. m. 51.
Staff. Nicholaa the widow of Henry de Prestwode sued Leon son of
Leon for a third of six acres of wood in Kynefare, and she also sued
Margaret the daughter of Leon for a third of a carucate of land in Romesleye
as her dower. The defendants appeared, and Margaret called Leon to warranty,
who warranted the carucate of land to her, and by virtue of a deed of
Henry father of Richard, called to warranty Richard son and heir of
Henry de Prestwode, who is under age and in ward to Magister Ralph
de Semplingham. Adjourned to Trinity Term for the attendance of Magister
Ralph. m. 44, dorso.
Staff. Amice de Verdun withdraws her suit against Geoffrey de Walton
and others named. m. 23, dorso.
Staff. Edusa the widow of Robert son of Robert sued William Wyther
for a third of a messuage and twenty-seven acres of land in Calton as her
dower. William stated she had no claim to dower, because Robert her
husband was outlawed for a felony he had committed by killing his brother
Geoffrey. Verdict for William. Edusa is in misericordiâ for a false claim, but
the Justices remit her fine. m. 8, dorso.
Coram Rege Roll, Easter Term, 5 E. I.
Leyc. Theobald de Verdun sued Alyenora the widow of John de
Verdoune to carry out the terms of a fine levied between them respecting
the live and dead stock on the manors of Braundon, Cotesbech, Loges, and
Lutterwurth, by which Alianora had agreed to pay him for what had been
consumed by her. Alianora had made constant default of appearance, and
the Sheriff is ordered to distrain and to produce her at Salop at Michaelmas.
Leyc. The same Theobald sued Walter de Wylteshyre and twenty-one
others named, that whereas, according to the tenor of the Charter of the
Forests, every free man can agist his own wood as well within the King's
forests as elsewhere, and have the pannage of them, the said Walter and the
others had entered vi et armis the woods of Theobald at Neubold, Culleye,
Kerlund, and Derleston, and carried away 160 pigs belonging to him, together
with other swine agisted in the same places, and had extorted money from
the owners of the swine for the pannage of them, etc. The defendants did
not appear, and the Sheriff had been ordered to attach them, notwithstanding
the liberty of the Honor of Leycester, by a writ of non omittas, (fn. 2) and to
produce them at this term, and had done nothing and made no return. He
is therefore commanded to attach them as before by another writ of non
omittas and to produce them at Salop at Hillary Term, and to be present
himself to answer for his default. m. 16.
Coram Rege Roll.
Pleas before the King at Salop, Michaelmas Term, 5–6 E. I.
Staff. John de Elkesdon, Simon de Clifton and Elena his wife, who
still survive, and the heirs of Agnes Basset, Hawise Puterel, and Christiana de
Elkesdon had been summoned by Geoffrey Griffyn in a plea that whereas
when they had recovered the manor of Over Elkesdon, excepting four
messuages, etc., from the Prior of Trentham by a writ of great assize before
the Justices Itinerant in co. Stafford, and the said Prior had called Geoffrey
to warranty, and he had warranted the said manor to him, and it had been
adjudged that the Prior should have of the land of Geoffrey to the value of
the said manor deducting the exceptions, Hugh de Mortimer at that time
Sheriff of King Henry had put the said John and the others in seisin of the
whole of the said manor including the parts excepted in the plea, and had
assigned to the Prior out of the lands of Geoffrey at Cleyton to the full value
of the said manor, to his great loss and damage.
And Walter de Hopton the Sheriff had been commanded to value the
said manor and the exceptions, and had returned an extent by which it
appeared that the whole manor was worth £15 2s. 11d., and the tenements
excepted were worth £5 16s. 6d., and the Sheriff had also returned an extent
of that portion of the manor of Cleyton held by the Prior, by which it
appeared that the Prior held land to the value £8 3s. 6d., from which sum
had to be subtracted a mark owing to the lord of Knotton, and 12d. owing
to the same for a park, and 26d. owing to Alureda the Lady of Cleyton, by
which it appeared that there was still wanting to the Prior to make up the
value of the land lost 39s. 7d. of land. The Sheriff is therefore commanded
to give to the Prior land to this value out of the land of the said Geoffrey
within his bailiwick. m. 4, dorso.
Banco Roll, Michaelmas, 5–6 E. I.
Staff. John son of Geoffrey le Rus of Hendon sued Ralph de Grendon
for a carucate of land in Hauneton for which he held his charter. Ralph
did not appear, and is to be attached for Hillary Term. m. 10.
Staff. John son of Adam de Chetewynde gives half a mark for licence
of concord with Robert Bishop of Bath and Wells. (fn. 3) m. 14.
Staff. Amice de Swelesdale (sic) sued William Wyther for a third of four
bovates of land in Snelesdale as her right and inheritance, and in which
William had no entry except through Thomas de Snelesdale, to whom Alice
de Snellesdale had demised them, and who held them by gift of Richard de
Snellesdale formerly her husband, the grandfather of Avice, whose heir she is.
William admitted he entered by Thomas, but stated that Alice had not
demised the tenement to him, but that one Adam the father of Avice, whose
heir she is, had demised the tenement to Thomas. The jury find that
Thomas entered by a feoffment made by Adam the father of Avice. Verdict
for William Wyther. m. 20.
Staff. William de Parles sued Richard le Daye and others for cutting
down his trees at Handsworth to the value of £20. The defendants
appeared and pleaded that King Henry had given all the lands and tenements of William to Roger de Clyfford, because William was against the
King in the war, and Roger had sold the trees to the said Richard le Daye;
they also stated that William had remitted and quitclaimed all his right
against them by a deed which they produced.
William stated in reply that at the time he executed the deed he was in
the prison of Roger de Somery under duress. A jury to be summoned at
Hillary. m. 23.
Staff. William son of Roger le Chapelyn of Bydulf sued Alice the
daughter of Roger Bydulf and Thomas his son for a messuage in Newcastle
under Lime. Alice and Thomas appeared and stated that William the
father of Thomas died seised of it, and he had entered as son and heir, and
is under age; and it was seen by the Court that he was under age. The suit
is therefore to remain till he comes of age. m. 30.
Staff. Hawise the widow of Geoffrey de Waleton sued Geoffrey de
Waleton for a third of a messuage and two carucates of land and a water
mill in Aston near Stanes; she also sued several other tenants in the same vill
for a third of their holdings, and Richard de Smalris for a third of 20s. rent in
the same vill, and Mabel de Tene for a third of 5s. rent, and Henry son of
Geoffrey de Waleton for a third of ten acres of pasture in Sondon (Sandon);
and she sued tenants in Hilderston, Burcheston, and Stoke for a third of their
respective holdings, as her dower. None of the defendants appeared, and the
dower claimed is to be taken into the King's hands, and they are to be
re-summoned for the Octaves of St. Martin. m. 31.
Staff. Magister John de Stanleye sued Simon de Clyfton and Elena his
wife in a plea that they should warrant to him the fifth part of the manor
of Over Elkesdon, which he claimed to hold of them by their charter;
and they did not appear, and the Sheriff had been ordered to attach them,
and returned they held nothing within his bailiwick; and it was shown they
held lands in co. Derby at Hessebune. To be attached for the morrow of
the Purification. m. 35.
Staff. Burga the widow of John de Engelfeld sued William de Engelfeld
for a third of a messuage and a carucate of land, thirty acres of pasture,
300 acres of wood, and 60s. of rent in Humeleye (Himley) as her dower.
William prayed a view. Adjourned to Hillary. m. 49.
Staff. The Abbot of Deulacresse sued Henry Dun and Matilda his wife
to warrant to him the third of the manor of Tettesworth (Tittesworth)
which he claimed to hold of them, and for which he holds their deed. The
defendants did not appear. To be attached for the Octaves of the Purification.
Staff. William de Upton sued Walter de Evereus, Richard de Marham
and Margaret his wife, in a plea that whereas it was provided that if anyone
held tenements in different hundreds he should not be compelled to come
to the view of frankpledge, except in bailiwicks where he was residing, the
said Walter, Richard, and Margaret had distrained him to appear at their
court. The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to distrain
and to produce them at Easter. m. 92.
Staff. Julia the daughter of Robert de Burweston sued Richard de
Culeshale and Alice his wife, Robert de Beyvile, Peter Seman and Margaret
his wife, Robert de Bures and Sibilla his wife, Thomas de Arderne and
Isolda his wife, and Roger de Pylesdon, for a messuage and half a virgate of
land in Burweston (Burston). The defendants did not appear. To be
re-summoned for Easter, and the land to be taken into the King's hands.
Staff. Amice the widow of Henry de Verdun sued Geoffrey de Waleton
for 4s. rent in Aston near Stone. Geoffrey did not appear. To be resummoned for Easter. m. 105.
Staff. Petronilla the widow of Robert fitz Elias of Cherleton sued Adam
son of Richard Brun for nine acres of land in Cherleton (Chorlton); Adam
did not appear, and is to be re-summoned for Easter, and the land taken
into the King's hands. m. 92.
Salop. William de Hugeford was sued by Robert the Bishop of Bath
and Wells for customs and services owing to him for his free tenement in
Hildulveston (Hilderston). He was also sued in another plea by the same
Bishop to show by what service he held the manor of Hildulveston in
co. Stafford, which service the Bishop had granted to John son of Adam de
Chetewynde by a fine levied in the Curia Regis at Salop. William did not
appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to distrain, etc., and to produce him at
fifteen days from St. Martin. m. 61, dorso.
Staff. William Hardeheved sued Walter son of Walter de Cotene for
a messuage and half a virgate of land in Cotene, of which Joshua (Josceus) de
Melewyz (Milwich) his grandfather had been seised as of fee, etc., when he
died. Walter appeared and stated he could not answer to the writ alone,
as Henry de Heckestal held an acre of the land. A jury to be summoned
for the Octaves of the Purification. m. 48, dorso.
Staff. Agnes the widow of Hugh Bonel sued John Bonel for a third of
a messuage and eight acres of land in Colton as her dower. John stated
that Hugh was not seised of the land as of fee, but the jury fined in her
favour. m. 44, dorso.
Warw. John de Pykeresham and John Veyt a Deu appeared against
Peter Giffard in a plea that he had wounded and illtreated them at Walton,
and the Sheriff had been ordered to put him into the exigend, but had done
nothing and made no return to the writ. The Sheriff (William Hameleyn) is
in misericordiâ and is fined 100s., and is ordered again to put him into the
exigend, and to arrest him and produce him at Easter Term. m. 27, dorso.
Warw. Robert son of Ralph de Brok sued Robert de Brok for a messuage
and two virgates of land in Cestreton (Chesterton), in which he had no entry
except by a demise which Henry de Brok kinsman of Robert, whose heir he
is, had made to one Adam Brok for a term now expired. Robert appeared
and called to warranty Richard de Loges. Richard appeared and prayed it
might be shown why he should warrant the tenement; and a deed was produced by which Hugh de Loges the father of Richard had given the tenement
to John de Brok the father of Robert. Richard acknowledged the deed and
warranted the tenement, and stated that Henry de Brok had not demised it
to Adam, but that one Hugh his ancestor, whose heir he is, and a certain
Margaret wife of Hugh had demised the land to the said Adam. The jury
found that the tenement had been demised to Adam by Henry de Brok, and
not by Hugh de Loges and Margaret, and it had been demised for a term
now expired. Robert son of Ralph is therefore to recover seisin. m. 20,
Staff. Avice the widow of Robert de Mapelton sued Robert de Wodehuses to render to her goods and chattels which had been handed over to father Roger by Adam de Snellesdale her father, whose heir she is, at Easter
18 Hen. III., to keep in his custody for the use of Avice until her rull age, sue
being then a minor. (Amongst the goods alleged to be detained were two
carpets (tapeta) value 5s., four shirts (chemisia) value 4s., two rochets (rocheta)
value 5s., four mantles, one of scarlet furred with miniver, value 30s., one of
green furred with stradling, value 1 mark, one of Reye value 3s., three robes
value each 1 mark, a girdle (zonam) barred with silver (de argento barratam)
value 5s., three gold rings value 6s., an afficayll of gold worth 4s., another
worth 2s., a third of silver worth 14d., and four others worth 12d.)
Robert appeared and pleaded it might be shown that the goods had ever
been committed to the custody of his father. (Here the suit abruptly stops.)