Banco Roll, Hillary, 6 E. I.
Staff. Matilda the widow of John de Morton sued Robert de Ferars for
a third of a messuage and thirty-five acres of land in Charkele (Chartley) as
her dower. Robert stated she had no claim to dower in the land because her
husband was never seised of it as of fee, and appealed to a jury. The Sheriff
is ordered to summon a jury for the Quindene of Easter. m. 8.
Staff. Adam de Brunton appeared against Ivo de Weston and William
his brother in a plea of nativity (i.e., of villeinage). The defendants did not
appear, and are to be attached for the Octaves of Trinity. m. 17.
Staff. Margaret the daughter of Simon le Sauvage of Tameworth sued
William de Hundesacre, Geoffey Coket, Alan son of Alan de Cumbreford, and
fourteen others named, for reaping and carrying away her corn in the fields of
Coten and Wygeton, by which she had been damaged to the amount of £10.
The defendants did not appear, and are to be attached for three weeks from
Easter. m. 28.
Staff. Robert Saucheverel sued William de Acovere for half an acre of
land in Wycleshull. William did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to
take the land into the King's hands and to summon him for the morrow of
the Ascension. m. 35.
Staff. Matilda the widow of Richard son of Ralph of Langedon sued
William de Aldithelye for a third of a messuage, a bovate of land, and an
acre of meadow and 16d. and a pound of pepper of rent in Langedon as her
dower. William stated she could only claim dower in the land at his will,
because Richard held as a villanus, and he appealed to a jury. The Sheriff
is ordered to summon a jury at a month from Easter. m. 43.
Staff. The Abbot of Deulacresse appeared against Henry Dun and
Matilda his wife in a plea that they should adhere to a convention made
between them respecting a messuage and a bovate of land in Tettesworth.
The defendants did not appear, and are to be attached for the Octaves of St.
John the Baptist. m. 48.
Staff. The same Abbot appeared against Henry Dun and Matilda his
wife in a plea that they should warrant to him the third part of the manor of
Tettesworth which he claimed to hold of them, and for which he held their
deed. The defendants did not appear, and are to be attached as before.
Staff. Isabella the widow of Robert de Beysin sued Hugh de Beaumes,
the custos of the land and heir of Robert de Beysin, for a third of sixty acres
of land and 9s. of rent in Esseleye (Ashley) as her dower. Hugh appeared
and gave no reason why she should not have dower, and he is therefore in
misericordiâ, and Isabella to recover seisin. m. 63, dorso.
Staff. Amice the widow of Henry de Verdun recovers 4s. of rent in
Aston versus Geoffrey de Walton through default of the latter. m. 55, dorso.
Warw. Ela the Countess of Warwick appeared against Alienora the
widow of John de Werdon (Verdun), William Purfray, and William the
Provost of Brandon, in a plea that whereas the said Ela had sent to the Castle
of Brandon John the Provost of Claverdon with a letter of quitclaim for
10 marks in which Theobald de Verdon was bound to her for the relief of his
manor of Brondon (Brandon), the said William and others together with
Alienora the widow of John de Verdun had imprisoned the said John within
the Castle of Brandon for one night, and had taken away from him by
violence the said letter without having paid a farthing of the said 10 marks.
The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff is to distrain and produce
them at the Octaves of Trinity. m. 19, dorso.
Staff. Matilda the widow of William le Paumer sued Robert le Paumer,
Henry Arnald, William le Hoie and thirteen others named, for illtreating
and imprisoning her for a day and a night at Kingesbromley on the Sunday
before Xmas 56 Hen. III.
Robert le Paumer appeared and admitted she had been imprisoned, and
stated she and her husband had been accused of stealing two heifers, and
they were bound with cords and taken to Bridgenorth, and they were there
convicted, and William was hanged and Matilda was released; and it was for
that reason only that they had taken her, and they appealed to a jury, and
Matilda likewise. The Sheriff is ordered to summon a jury for the Quindene
of Trinity. A postscript adds that a jury appeared at Michaelmas, 7 E. I.,
who stated that the said William le Paumer was accused of the said felonies
and was taken and put into prison (in cippo), and because Matilda removed
the goods of the said William, Robert and the others acting as the King's
bailiffs had taken her and put her in cippo until she brought back the goods;
and William was afterwards hanged, and they had made no further trespass
against her than the above. The suit is therefore dismissed. m. 13, dorso.
Banco Roll, Hillary Term, 6 E. I.
Staff. Roes the widow of Vivian de Staundon sued John de Cokefeud
and Philippa his wife for a third of ( ) bovates of land and a water-mill
in Great Rowenhale (Rownall) and Little Rowenhale, and 6s. of rent in Little
Rowenhale as her dower. John and Philippa called to warranty Robert de
Staundon, who is to be summoned for Easter. m. 23.
Staff. William son of Roger Hillary sued Margaret la Rus, William de
Bentley, Richard, Robert, and Thomas his brothers, Hugh de Peneford, and
four others named, for coming vi et armis to his house at Chelfeld and taking
his goods to the value of 100s., and wounding, beating, and illtreating him, for
which he claimed £100 as damage. The defendants did not appear, and the
Sheriff is ordered to distrain and produce them at Trinity Term. m. 35.
Salop. An assize, etc., if Emma de Brinton the mother of Roger Sprengehose was seised as of fee, etc., of twelve acres of land in Estwall when she
died, and which the Prior of Wenlock and others hold. The Prior called to
warranty Philip de Stepelton and Burgia his wife, who are to be summoned
for Easter. m. 9.
Banco Roll, Easter, 6 E. I.
Staff. William de Stafford was attached to answer the plea of Alice the
widow of Hervey de Verney that whereas the King had taken all her lands
and goods into his protection, and had enjoined that no one should molest
her, the said William had taken goods and chattels belonging to her to the
value of 40s. at Strengeshull (Stramshall), and she stated that on a certain
day named, 5 E. I., he had taken her corn to the above value. William
appeared and denied the trespass, and appealed to a jury. The Sheriff is
ordered to summon a jury for Trinity Term. m. 26.
Derby, Staff., Oxon., Berks., Bucks., Norf. Burga the widow of John de
Engelfeud, who brought writs of dower against Roger the Bishop of Coventry
and Lychefend, William de Englefeud, the Abbot of Reding, and William de
Clare the Earl of Gloucester and Hereford, withdrew her pleas. m. 28.
Staff. Agnes the widow of Roger le Aruesmyth sued Robert de Tykenes,
Clerk, for a third of an acre in Bettylegh, and William le Hunte for a third of
two acres and a rood of land, and seven other tenants in the same vill for a
third of their holdings as her dower. None of the defendants appeared, and
the Sheriff is ordered to summon them for Trinity Term, and to take the
dower claimed into the King's hands. m. 32.
Staff. Agnes the widow of Adam de Alvestones sued Robert de
Kynpersle for a third of a messuage and six bovates of land in Dalvestones
as her dower; and he did not appear. The Sheriff is ordered to summon him
for Trinity Term, and to take the dower claimed into the King's hands.
Staff. Richard de Benetleye and Matilda his wife sued Reginald de
Norton for a mill and two acres of land in Norton (Norton under Cannock),
and four other tenants for land in the same vill. The defendants appeared
and prayed a view. Adjourned to Trinity Term. m. 41.
Staff. The Sheriff had been ordered to take with him four lawful and
discreet Knights of the county, and to proceed to the King's Hundred of
Pyrehill, and in full Hundred Court to record the plea of trespass which was
before it without a King's writ which Robert Craddock of Admundeston
and Thomas Alyanor and Mabilla his wife had brought against William de
Beverle, William de Wytokesther and Juliana his wife, and respecting which
they had complained a false judgment had been given against them by the
Hundred, and to bring the record into court this term, together with four
lawful men of the Hundred who were present at the trial; and the Sheriff
now sent the record, but the men of the Hundred who were to accompany it
never appeared, viz., Geoffrey de Walton, Alan Bedel, William de Hodenet,
and Thomas Bedel. The Sheriff is therefore ordered to distrain them and
produce them at the Quindene of St. John the Baptist. m. 42.
Salop. Alienora the widow of Robert le Estrange, William de Barenton
and Joan his wife, Robert de Bracy and Matilda his wife, and Beatrice the
daughter of William de Blanmister sued William de Alditheley for a
messuage and a carucate of land in Loskeford. William appeared and
prayed a view. Adjourned to three weeks from Michaelmas. m. 53.
Staff. William de Brugges the Abbot of Bildewas appeared against
Bertram de Burgo in a plea that he should carry out the terms of a fine
levied between William his predecessor formerly Abbot of Bildewas and the
said Bertram respecting the arrears of an annual rent of 12s. proceeding from
the tenement which Thomas son of John de Culegh formerly held in Kulegh
(Coley). Bertram did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to distrain and
produce him at a month from Michaelmas. m. 69, dorso.
Staff. Robert Saucheverell recovers half an acre in Whyteshull against
William de Acovere (Okeover) by default of the latter. m. 68, dorso.
Staff. Alice the widow of Robert de Cotes sued Thomas son of Robert de
Cotes for a third of a messuage, a garden, two carucates of land, five
messuages, two virgates, and three acres of land, and of three cottages in
Cotes; and she sued William de Sneldon for a third of 4s. rent, and Thomas
son of Richard de Cotes for a third of a messuage and twelve acres and a
noke of land, and half an acre, and Mabel de Cotes and William her son for
a third of a messuage and a noke of land, and Robert Buchard and four other
tenants named, for a third of their respective holdings as her dower; and the
defendants never appeared at the last Hillary Term, and the Sheriff had been
ordered to take the dower claimed into the King's hands. Alice is therefore
to recover seisin by their default.
Staff. Henry de Wyvereston gives half a mark for licence of concord
with Hugh son of Petronilla de Befcote and Agnes his wife. m. 35, dorso.
Staff. Hamo son of William de Albaldeston (Adbaston) sued Jordan de
Pynlesdon for a messuage and thirty acres of land in Albaldeston, and
Jordan prayed a view. Adjourned to the Quindene of St. John the Baptist.
m. 29, dorso.
Staff. John de Houton and Alienora his wife give half a mark for
licence of concord with Robert de Fraunkevyle and Lettice his wife. m. 13,
Staff. Magister John de Vernay sued William Wyther, William Bagot,
Bertram de Burgo, Hugh de Weston, Robert de Staundon, Robert de
Knythleye, William de la More, Michael de Morton, and Robert de Chetelton,
for £10 owing to him, and which they unjustly detained. None of the
defendants appeared, and the Sheriff is ordered to attach them for the
Octaves of Trinity. m. 5, dorso.
Coram Rege Roll, Easter, 6 E. I.; apud Wynton.
Staff. William de Parles sued William Martin, Ralph Cokayn, and
sixteen others named, for wounding, illtreating, and imprisoning him at
Honyworth (Handworth). The defendants did not appear, and are to be
attached for Trinity Term. m. 2.
Staff. and Warw. William son of Alan le Provost, William le Mouner
(Miller) of Barre of co. Stafford, Richard son of Edric del Hull, Alexander
de Gorstes, and six others named, were attached to answer the plea of
William de Erdinton that they had illtreated, wounded and imprisoned him
at Sutton on the Sunday after the Feast of Peter and Paul, 5 E. I., and
had taken from him goods and chattels to the value of £20, etc. The
defendants appeared and Alexander stated that he was custos of the Chace of
Ela Countess of Warwick at Sutton, and found the said William hunting
game there, and he demanded sureties from him as pertained to his office, and
William refused to give any, and threatened him with a sword, and if any
harm had been done to him, it was done in self defence. The Sheriff is
ordered to convene a jury for Trinity Term. m. 6.
Coram Rege Roll.
Pleas at Westminster, Trinity Term, 6 E. I.
Staff. The Sheriff had been ordered to take with him four lawful and
discreet Knights of his county, and to proceed to the Court of Philip
Marmiun at Wygenton, and in full Court to record the suit which was
before the Court by the King's writ of right between Henry son of Nicholas
le Chanon and Margaret his sister, plaintiffs, and Nicholas le Chanon tenant,
of nineteen acres of land in Wyginton, respecting which the said Nicholas
had complained a false judgment had been given in the Court, and to have
the record here at this day under his seal and by four lawful men who were
present when the record was made; and Henry and Margaret now appeared
to hear the record, but the Sheriff had done nothing, but had returned that
the writ reached him too late. Another writ is therefore issued in the same
terms as the last, and the record is to be delivered in Court at the Quindene
Staff. Rosia Doyli sued Alice de Cotes near Swynferton, William Seld
her brother, and fourteen others named, for coming to her house at Mes
(Millmeese), and carrying away goods and chattels to the value of £10. The
defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to distrain and to
produce them at a month from Michaelmas. m. 24, dorso.
Banco Roll, Michaelmas, 6—7 E. I.
Staff. Alice the widow of Gervase de Levedale sued Robert de Hastang
of Chelbeseye (Chebsey) and Gilbert de Wandingfeld for a third of a messuage
and a virgate of land in Schaldeford (Shallowford) as her dower. The
defendants pray a view. Adjourned to the morrow of All Souls. m. 28.
Staff. Matilda the widow of William del Mos (sic) sued Richard son of
William del Mes for a third of a messuage and two virgates of land in
Eddishale as her dower. Richard stated he held as heir of his mother
Margaret, and William never held the tenement in fee but only by courtesy
of England, and therefore could not endow her with it. A jury to be
summoned for Hillary. m. 30.
Staff. Thomas Payne and Alice his wife sued Henry de Wylaston for a
third of a messuage and forty acres of land and ten acres of wood in
Pendeford as her dower. She also sued Adam de Oldefallynge, Robert
Pursel, William Burdun, Henry son of Alured, Walter de Alreleye, William
son of Thomas de Alreleye, William son of Elyas of Teteshale (sic) (Tettenhall,)
Robert de Levedale, Walter de Alreley, Adam Russel, William de Sempringham
Chaplain, and William de Bromhale, for a third of a messuage and forty acres
of land respectively (fn. 1) . She also sued the Prior of St. Thomas outside Stafford
for a third of a messuage and two carucates of land, thirty acres of wood, and
thirty acres of meadow in the same vill, and she sued Jeva de Bradeley, Hamon
de Pendeford, John at the Hall gate (ad portam aulæ), Henry son of Alured
and Robert his brother, Thomas Godwine, and Thomas son of Laurence, for a
third of their tenements respectively in the same vill as her dower. None
of the defendants appeared ; and the Sheriff is ordered to take the dower
claimed into the King's hands, and to summon them again for Hillary Term.
Warw. Richard de Loges sued Richard de Stretton for a messuage and
thirty-seven acres of land and one acre of meadow in Hillemorton of which his
ancestress Margaret had been seised as of fee, etc., in the reign of King
Richard, and from Margaret the right descended to Margaret her daughter
and heir, and from this Margaret to Hugh her son and heir, and from Hugh
to another Hugh as son and heir, and from the last Hugh who died without
issue to Richard who now sues as his brother and heir. Richard de Stratton
appeared and denied the seisin of Margaret, and put himself on a great
assize. A day is given to them at the next coming of the Justices. m. 120.
Derb. William de Auditheleye sued Geoffrey de Skeftington for half the
manor of Tiscenton (Tissington) in which he had no entry except by a demise
made by Henry de Alditheleye his brother, whose heir he is, and who was
out of his mind at the time he made it. Geoffrey denied this, and stated
Henry was of good mind and memory at the time. As the demise was
made in Staffordshire, twelve of that county are to be summoned to try the
cause. Afterwards a concord was made by which Geoffrey relinquished his
claim for 30 marks. m. 132.
Staff. William son of Robert de Wirleghe sued Richard de Thikbrom for
two virgates of land, six acres of meadow, and six of waste in Thikebrom, and
Henry de la Pirie for a rood of land in La Pirie. The defendants did not
appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to take the land into the King's hands,
and to re-summon them again for Trinity Term. m. 184.
Staff. William de Hatton appeared against John de Swynnerton, Roger
son of Stephen, Alice de Swynnertone, and three others in a plea that
whereas the custody of two messuages and a virgate of land in Hatton
belongs to him until the full age of the heir of Stephen de Swynnerton,
inasmuch as the said Stephen held the tenement of him by Knight's service,
and William was in peaceable seisin of it, John and the others named had
violently ejected him; and the defendants did not appear, and are to be
attached for Easter Term. m. 187, dorso.
Salop. Isabel de Beysyn sued Hugh de Beumes for the third of a
messuage, two mills, an acre of meadow, and seventy-six acres of wood in
Worketon and Walkeslawe as her dower, of the gift of Robert de Beysin
formerly her husband.
Hugh pleaded that Isabel had been dowered in full from tenements in
Silveton and Billingesleye. Isabella stated that the tenements in Silveton
and Billingsleye she held in soccage as next heir (fn. 2) to the said Robert, and not
in allocation of any part of her dower. A jury to be summoned for Hillary
Term. m. 114, dorso.
Staff. Robert son of Richard de Esenyngton sued Ralph de Sempyngham
the Dean of the Church of Lychefeud for a rent of 4s. in Wybaldeston
(Wobaston), and recovers it by default. m. 58, dorso.