Plea Rolls for Staffordshire
30 Edward I

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Institute of Historical Research

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Major-General Hon. George Wrottesley (editor)

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1886

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94-108

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'Plea Rolls for Staffordshire: 30 Edward I', Staffordshire Historical Collections, vol. 7, part 1 (1886), pp. 94-108. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52457 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Assizes taken at Tamworth in co. Stafford before William Inge and Roger de Suthcote, on the morrow of the Octaves of St. Hillary, 30 E. I. (From Assize Roll of Divers Counties.)

Staff. An assize, etc., if Isabella formerly wife of William de Burmyngham, Roger son of John de Acovere, William de la Spyneye, and Margaret his wife, John Gupil, and Gregory le Bercher, had unjustly disseised Roger Abbot of Roucester of common of pasture in three acres of moor in Swynescoghe (Swinscoe). The Abbot withdrew his plea. m. 51.

Staff. Richard de Hopton and Lettice his wife not appearing to prosecute their writ of novel disseisin against Robert de Bromleye and others, respecting tenements in Wonynton, the suit is dismissed, and they and their sureties, viz., William de Preston and John Russel, are in misericordiâ. m. 51.

Staff. Richard le Parker of Charteleye and Felicia his wife not appearing to prosecute their writ of novel disseisin against Richard de Lee and others, respecting common of pasture in Fulford, the suit is dismissed, and they and their sureties, viz., Henry de Verdun and Henry Hoke of Newcastle, are in misericordiâ. m. 51.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Benedict son of Henry del Coudray and John his brother has unjustly disseised William le Tailleur of Leke of two parts of a messuage in Leke. The jury found in favour of Benedict and John. William de Tetesworthe, Robert de Heton, Henry de Alstonefeld, Henry Oweyn, and Hugh Kyngh of Rounale, recognitors, did not appear, and are in misericordiâ. m. 51.

Staff. William de Hondesacre not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisin against Joan formerly wife of Thomas Corbet and others, respecting common of pasture in Brumleye (King's Bromley), the suit is dismissed. m. 51.

Staff. John son of William de Pykestok not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisin against Vivian de Chetewynde and others, respecting tenements in Bylington, Leyes near Bylington, and the vill of Castre (Castlechurch), near Stafford, the suit is dismissed, and he and his sureties, viz., William de Pykestok and Roger de Asseleye, are in misericordiâ. m. 51.

Staff. An assize, etc., if John de Caldewelle, Stephen Hawardyn, and Clement de Warlawestcroft, had unjustly disseised Henry son of Hugh de Teddesleye of a messuage and a virgate of land in Blokkeswych, near Waleshale. Clement answered for himself as tenant and as bailiff for the others; and pleaded that the tenements were in Waleshale and not in Blokkeswych, and if that is decided against him, he pleaded that he entered by one Roger de Morteyn, who was not named in the writ; and if that is given against him, he stated that Henry never was seised of the tenements, and put himself on the Assize. The jury say that Blokkeswych is a vill appurtenant to Waleshale, and the said tenements are in Blokkeswych, and that Stephen Hawardyn had unjustly disseised the said Henry of them. Henry is therefore to recover seisin, and 8s. as damages, and he is in misericordiâ for a false claim against the others. Thomas de Hamstede and John son of Robert de Wyrleye, recognitors, never appeared, and are in misericordiâ.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Amicia formerly wife of Stephen son of Ralph de Falede, the mother of Milisent the wife of William le Faukener of Thorkeceston, was seised as of fee, etc., when she died of a messuage and a bovate of land in Falede (Fauld), near Tuttebury, and of which Alice formerly wife of Stephen le Wodeward holds a messuage and a third of a bovate, and Adam son of Stephen le Wodeward two parts of a bovate of land. Alice stated she held the said tenement in dower of the inheritance of the said Adam son of Stephen, and called him to warranty, who warranted the same to her, and for the whole tenement in dispute called to warranty Stephen son of Stephen de Curzun, who is to be summoned for the Octaves of Trinity. m. 51.

Staff. The jury of twenty-four Knights to convict a jury of twelve which John Bagot of Bromleye arraigned against Nicholas son of Stephen respecting tenements in Bromleye Bagot, is respited till the Friday after the Octaves of Holy Trinity at Stafford, through defect of Richard de Hexstall, one of the recognitors of the first assize who never appeared, and the Sheriff was ordered to arrest him and produce him at that date. m. 51.

Staff. Hugh son of Geoffrey de Denston not prosecuting his assize of mort d'ancestor against William Honde and others respecting tenements in Denston, is in misericordiâ. m. 51.

Staff. An assize, etc., if John son of Roger de Sperham and Robert Skercut had unjustly disseised Roger de Sperham of Hatton of a messuage, and twenty acres of land, and half an acre of meadow in Hatton near Bishopesbrewode (Brewood). Robert answered as tenant, and stated he had entered by John son of Roger, and John stated that Roger never was in seisin of the tenements and put himself on the assize, and Roger likewise; but it was respited till the Friday after Holy Trinity, at Stafford, through defect of recognitors, viz., of Robert de Bromlegh, Thomas de Engelton, John de Kyngton, Hugh atte Pirie of Goneston, Roger Jordan of Engelton, William son of Hugh de Brewode, Robert son of Henry de Bromhale, Reginald le Rous of Langedon, Thomas de Hulton, John de Essemerebrok, John Curson of Strethay, Alban de Balindene, Thomas Alymund of Wytinton, Adam Trumwyne of Canok, Reginald de Markedhok of Langedon, who are in misericordiâ. m. 52.

Staff. Walter de Ebroicis (Devereux) not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisin against Osbert de Tameworth and Margaret his wife, respecting tenements in Westbromwych, is in misericordiâ, but his fine was remitted at the instance of Edmund de Mortimer. m. 52.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Alianora formerly wife of John de Houton, and John her son, and William Brid of Aston near Stone, and another, had unjustly disseised Robert son of Hugh le Wayte of an acre of meadow in Aston near Stone. John stated he held nothing in the land, and he answered for Alianora who was tenant, and stated she held the tenement in common with William de Mere, Joan formerly wife of Roger de Peulesdon, the Abbot of Cumbermere, Roger de Verdun, and Robert le Mareschal, who were not named in the writ; and if he was overruled on this point, he pleaded that she entered by one Roger the Prior of Stanes, who was not named in the writ; and if overruled on this point, he pleaded that Robert son of Hugh never was seised of the tenements. The assize was respited till the Friday after the Octaves of Trinity, through defect of Thomas le Chaumberleyn, Stephen le Cursun, Stephen de Barnevill, Thomas de Overton, Robert de Caldewalle, recognitors who never appeared, and are in misericordiâ. A postscript states that at the day named above, the assize was put off sine die, through the absence of the Justices; and the Sheriff was afterwards ordered to summon the parties before William Inge and Roger de Bellafago on Monday the morrow of St. Katherine, on which day the assize was taken in the absence of the plaintiff, who never appeared. The jury stated that Alianora held the meadow in common with the said William and others, and Robert son of Hugh is in misericordiâ for a false claim. m. 52.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Nicholas Meverel of Gayton and Thomas his son, had unjustly disseised Nicholas de Marchinton of four pieces of land in Gayton. Nicholas Meverel pleaded he entered by one Richard Meverel, who was alive and who was not named in the writ; and if this point was given against him, he pleaded that Nicholas de Marchinton never was seised of the tenements, and put himself on the assize. The jury found in favour of Nicholas de Marchynton, who is to recover seisin. Thomas de Ferrers, one of the recognitors, never appeared, and was fined 20d.

Staff. Richard de Carswell withdrew his appeal to a jury of twenty-four to convict one of twelve in a plea against Theobald de Verdun, John Chaynel, Philip de Barinton, John his son, Richard Pes, Gilbert le Parker of Alveton, John de Ludelowe, John le Irreys, William de Perdeville, Alamon le Mouner of Alveton, John his brother, William Horn, Henry de Athelaston, Clerk, Matthew Inthetythyng, and Henry le Baylivesmon, respecting two parts of the manor of Carswell. It is considered therefore that the said Theobald and the first jury of twelve be dismissed sine die, and the said Richard de Carswell be committed to prison. He was afterwards fined 5 marks, for which William de Mere is his surety; and Walter de Beysin, Richard de Doxesheye, Ralph le Botiler, Henry fitz Herberd, Richard de Sandbache, William de Wrottesley, Reginald de Charnes, Stephen de Oklegh, Adam de Chelle, Michael de Morton, Walter de Morton, Richard de Brynton, Thomas le Forester, Roger de Levynton, Henry de Wyvereston, William Wycht of Cotes, Adam de Bereford, and William de Bagenholt, jurors, never appeared, and are in misericordiâ. m. 52.

Staff. John son of William son of Gilbert not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisin against William son of John Gryffin of Colton and others, the suit is dismissed. m. 52, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Hugh de Okovere, William de Barre, Thomas de Say, William Page, and Richard de Wochewreste, had unjustly disseised Thomas son of William de Pykestoke of a toft, four acres and a half of wood, and an acre and a half of moor in Mulewych (Milwich). Hugh answered for himself as tenant and as bailiff for the other defendants, and took exception to the writ, because the vill was called Melewych and not Mulewych; and if this was given against him, he pleaded that he entered by one Simon de Melewych and Alice his wife who were not named in the writ; and if this point is given against him, he stated that Thomas never was in seisin of the tenements.

And Thomas son of William stated that Petronilla formerly wife of Robert de Melewych held the said tenements in dower of the inheritance of Robert son of Robert de Melewich, and Robert son of Robert afterwards remitted all his claim and right in them to the said Petronilla and her heirs, and Petronilla had enfeoffed in them William de Pykestoke his father, who had enfeoffed him in them, and he was in seisin of them until ejected by the defendants. The suit was respited till the Friday after the Octaves of Trinity at Stafford, through defect of recognitors, because all of them were challenged by the said Hugh and the other defendants, on the ground that the said Thomas son of William was a kinsman of Richard de Harleghe the Sheriff of the county. The Coroner is therefore ordered to send an assize (i.e., a jury) at the said term. m. 52, dorso.

Banco Roll. Easter, 30 E. I.

(Apud Ebor.)

Staff. Avice formerly wife of Robert de Podymor sued Ralph ( ) of Bredon and Lucy his wife, for a third of a messuage in Byrton-upon-Trent as her dower. The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to take the dower claimed into the King's hand, and to summon them for the Octaves of Trinity. m. 33.

Staff. Isabella formerly wife of William Bagod sued Elias son of Roger de Burghton for a messuage, a virgate of land, and 9s. 4d. of rent, and the rent of a pound of cummin in Toft near Dunchurch as her right and inheritance. Elias called to warranty Magister Elias de Napton, who is be summoned for the Octaves of Michaelmas, the summons to be served in co Stafford. m. 43.

Staff. The Sheriff was ordered to raise 7 marks from the lands and chattels of Ralph de Pype and of William son of William de Allerwyche (Aldridge), part of a debt of 14 marks they had acknowledged to owe to Magister Alan le Breton, the Treasurer of Lychfeld. m. 78.

Staff., Warw. Ralph de Grendon gives a mark for licence of concord with John de Clynton of Coleshulle in a plea of covenant. (fn. 1) m. 86.

Staff. Henry de Grey and Joan his wife appeared by attorney against Edmund son and heir of Robert de Somerville, in a plea that he should warrant to them the third part of twenty-six tofts and seven virgates and seventy-nine acres of land in Corbrigge and Scyrescote, which Isabella formerly wife of Robert de Somerville claimed as dower. Edmund did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to summon him for the Quindene of Michaelmas, prece partium. m. 94.

Staff. Christina formerly wife of John son of Walter de Mere of Duddeleye sued Robert le Blomer for the third of a watermill, four acres of land, and four acres of meadow in Tybeton (Tipton) as her dower; and Robert did not appear at Hillary term, and the dower claimed had been taken into the King's hand, and Christina now claimed it by his default. And Robert now came and stated he was ready to prove he had not been summoned, and offered to wage his law. He is therefore to appear with his compurgators at the Octaves of St. John. m. 94.

Staff. The same Christina recovers the third of six acres of land in the same vill against Thomas de Horseleye by his default, and a third of six acres of land in the same vill against Adam de Telle by his default. m. 94.

Staff. The Sheriff was ordered to raise 40 marks from the lands and chattels of Robert de Bek for a debt he had acknowledged to owe to Richard de Draycote. m. 100.

Staff. The great assize of William son of Peter Corbyzon versus John Giffard of Chilington is respited till three weeks from Michaelmas through defect of Knights. m. 105.

Staff. The Sheriff was ordered to return into Court an extent of the manor of Berleston (Barlaston), in which Joan formerly wife of Thomas Corbet claimed dower against John son of John fitz Philip; and John having called Roger son of Thomas Corbet to warranty, the said Roger had admitted the claim of Joan. The extent to be returned into Court on the Octaves of St. John the Baptist. m. 162, dorso.

Staff. John de Cokynage sued the Prior of Trentham for sixty acres of wood in Cokinage (Cocknage), of which Peter de Cokinage his grandfather was seised as of fee, etc., in the reign of King Henry the King's father, and from Peter the right descended to Geoffrey his son and heir, and from Geoffrey to John as son and heir. The Prior stated that the said John had remitted and quitclaimed to him all his rights in the said wood, and he produced his deed; and as John acknowledged the deed, he is in misericordiâ for a false claim. m. 149, dorso.

Staff. Athelina formerly wife of Robert Shyret sued Robert son of Hervey de Leyes for a third of a messuage in Marchynton under Nedwode as her dower. Robert called to warranty Richard Broderigge, who is to be summoned for the morrow of St. John the Baptist. m. 102, dorso.

Staff. The suit of Edmund de Stafford versus Henry de Harecurt and Alianora his wife, tenants of one hundred and sixty acres of land in Bradelegh near Stafford, remanet sine die, Henry having letters of protection whilst in the service of the King in Scotland to last for one year from the 8th of April, 30 E. I. m. 46, dorso.

Staff. Isabella formerly wife of William Bagod sued Robert son of John de Grendon for two messuages, a virgate of land, and 7s. of rent in Chesterfeld as her right of the gift of Roger de Cumberford, who had enfeoffed her in them, and in which the said Robert had no entry except by a demise which William formerly her husband had made during his lifetime when she could not object. Robert pleaded he did not hold the tenements, nor had held them at the date of the writ, viz., 14th May, 28 E. I., and he appealed to a jury, which is to be summoned for the Octaves of Michaelmas. m. 32, dorso.

Banco Roll. Trinity, 30 E. I.

Staff. Robert de Dutton sued Juliana de la Grene for six acres of land in Mere and in Aston near Asshelegh, which Thomas de Dutton gave to Thomas son of Thomas de Dutton and heirs of his body, and which by the form of gift should remain to the said Robert, because Thomas died without leaving issue. Juliana denied that the said Thomas de Dutton gave the land to Thomas son of Thomas and heirs of his body, and stated that he had made a grant of it in fee simple (in feodo simplici), and appealed to a jury, which is to be summoned for the morrow of St. Martin. A postscript shows adjournments of the suit up to Easter term. m. 11.

Staff. The Sheriff was ordered to distrain William Wyther, Philip de Draycotes, and Robert atte Blakkele, and to produce them in Court at this term, to acknowledge the services by which they held their lands of Richard de Draycotes in Draycotes, Paynesle, and Cuneshale, which services Richard had conceded to Philip de Draycotes and Joan his wife by a fine levied in this Court, (fn. 2) and they did not appear. The Sheriff was ordered to distrain them as before and to produce them at the Octaves of St. Michael. m. 13.

Salop. Emma formerly wife of Philip de Legha sued Hugh son of Richard de Lega and Alice his wife for a third of twelve acres of land in Lega (Leigh); and she sued nineteen other tenants in the same vill for a third of their respective holdings as dower. Hugh and the other defendants called to warranty Reginald son and heir of Philip de Legha, (fn. 3) who is under age and in ward with a part of his lands to Emma formerly wife of Philip de Leghe in this county, and another part of his lands were in the custody of William de Stafford in co. Stafford; and the said custodians now appeared, and William de Stafford denied he held any part of the inheritance of the heir as custos, and Emma acknowledged that she was custos of the whole inheritance in the county of Salop. And the said Emma by Adam de Coygne her attorney, in the name of the heir, surrendered to the said Emma (sic) her dower. m. 55.

Staff. Richard de Verne (Verney) gives half a mark for licence of concord with Magister Simon de Mepham in a plea of covenant. (fn. 4)

Staff. Theobald de Neville was summoned to answer Robert son of John de Assheburne in a plea that he had deforced him of a rent of 13s. 4d. in Swynefen, which Thomas son of Thomas de Hampsted had demised to him for a term which was unexpired, and within which term the said Thomas had sold the rent to the said Theobald, who had ejected him; Robert stated that Thomas had demised to him the said rent at the Feast of the Annunciation, 22 E. I., for a term of eleven years, and before the said term was expired he had sold the same rent to the said Theobald, who had ejected him at the Feast of St. Martin, 23 E. I., and for which he claimed £10 as damages. Theobald appeared and pleaded that he was enfeoffed of the said rent with one Cecilia his wife, who was not named in the writ, and as Robert could not deny this, the suit was dismissed. m. 123.

Staff. Agnes formerly wife of William de Wotton sued William de Clebyry, Parson of the Church of Forton, whom Robert de Stanton (sic, Standon) called to warranty, and who warranted to him a messuage, ten acres of land, and half a virgate of land in Overton (Orton) near Wolverehampton, as her right, of the gift of William de Keteringge, who had enfeoffed her of the tenements, and in which Robert had no entry except by a demise which William formerly her husband had made during his lifetime when she could not object. William de Clebyry called to warranty Thomas son of William de Overton, who appeared and stated that Agnes could claim no right in the tenements, because she had remitted all her right to them whilst they were in the seisin of William his father, and he produced her deed to that effect.

Agnes pleaded the deed was no bar to her claim, and denied it was executed as Thomas stated, and she appealed to a jury and to the witnesses of the deed. The Sheriff is therefore commanded to summon a jury for the Octaves of St. Martin, and to summon for the same day John lord of Tresel and Robert Buffray the witnesses, and the deed is to remain in the custody of John Bacun. A postscript states that on the day named the Sheriff sent no writ, and the suit was adjourned to a month from Easter. m. 153.

Linc. The Sheriff was ordered to levy 40s. from the lands and chattels of John le Wasteneys and Isabella his wife, and of John de Leverton and Alice de Stircheley, part of a sum of 40 marks which had been adjudicated to William de Chaddeworth as damages for an unjust disseisin of the said William. m. 116, dorso.

Staff. Lucy formerly wife of Robert de Bilrebrok sued Nicholas Meverel and Sarra his wife for a messuage and five bovates of land in Gayton, of which Richard Meverel of Gayton, the grandfather of Lucy, whose heir she is, was seised as of fee when he died, etc. Nicholas and Sarra prayed a view, and the suit was adjourned to the Quindene of St. Martin. m. 79, dorso.

Staff. Richard son of Walter de Allerleye sued Hugh le Smythessone of Wrottesle, William son of Thomas de Allerleye, and Agatha formerly wife of Nicholas de Crunkewelle, in a plea that they should give up to him six deeds which they unjustly detained. The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to attach them, and he now returned that Hugh was attached by William son of Benedict of Wrottesle and Richard le Pope of the same, etc. The Sheriff was ordered to distrain and produce them on the morrow of All Souls. m. 65, dorso.

Staff. The Sheriff was ordered to summon a jury for this term of twelve from the vicinage of Waleton, none of whom should be of affinity to William Trussell of Cubelisdon or Roger de Aston, to make recognition if one Roger de Waleton had ever held of the said William a messuage, two carucates of land, and 10 marks of rent in Waleton by homage and fealty and the service of one fourth of a Knight's fee, the custody of which the said William claimed from the said Roger de Aston; and the Sheriff had done nothing, but returned the writ reached him too late. He was therefore ordered to summon a jury for the morrow of All Souls. A postscript further adjourns the case to the Quindene of Easter. m. 65, dorso.

Staff. Henry son of Agnes de Refegge sued Thomas de Refegge for a messuage and sixteen acres of land in Bradenop, and he sued Robert de Stanlowe for five acres in the same vill, which John Bek had given to John de Refegge and Agnes his wife and heirs of their bodies, and which should descend to him after the death of the said John and Agnes. The defendants pleaded that Henry could make no claim to the tenements, because they had been alienated by the said John and Agnes before the Statute de donis conditionalibus. (fn. 5) Henry denied this, and stated the tenements had been alienated subsequent to the date of the statute, and appealed to a jury, which is to be summoned for the morrow of All Souls. m. 22, dorso.

Banco Roll. Michaelmas, 30 E. I.

Pleas before Ralph de Hengham, etc., at York.

Staff. John Giffard, lord of Chilington, Knight, acknowledged he owed to Ralph de Hengham 6 marks, to be repaid at the rate of one mark annually at the Feast of the Annunciation each year, and if he should fail, the Sheriff might levy the money by writ of fieri facias; and the said Ralph conceded that any other writings of the said John in his possession respecting other debts before the date of this acknowledgment should be nullified. m. 243.

Staff. Richard son of John de Bromshulf recovered thirteen and a half acres of land and the third of a messuage in Gretewych (Gratwich) and Charteleye, in a suit versus Joan daughter of John de Saverle, by default of the latter. m. 288.

Staff. Walter Marchis and Emma his wife appeared against Roger de Morteyn in a plea that he should warrant to them the third of a messuage and six bovates of land in Bertramescote, which Isabella formerly wife of John le Waleys claimed as dower. Roger did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to take land belonging to him into the King's hand to the value of the dower claimed, and to summon him for the morrow of the Purification. m. 294.

Staff. Walter Beysin sued Ralph de Grenhull and Roes his wife for a mill, an acre of meadow, 10s. of rent, and the third of a messuage and carucate of land in Schuston (Shushions) as his right and inheritance. The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to take the tenements into the King's hand, and to summon them for five weeks from Easter. m. 332.

Staff. Robert de Hugeford of Hildereston is in misericordiâ for many defaults (of appearance).

The said Robert was summoned to answer John de Pulton in a plea that he should carry out the terms of a covenant made between them respecting the tenth part of thirty acres of moor in Hildereston (Hilderstone); and John stated that a dispute having arisen between the said Robert and himself respecting common of pasture, it had been agreed between them that Robert should approve four acres of the said moor, and if he wished to approve a further quantity, a tenth part of all the moor which was approved should remain to him (John); and the said Robert after the date of the above covenant, in addition to the four acres, had approved thirty acres, and the said John having claimed a tenth part according to the agreement, Robert would not allow him to take it, and he produced the agreement under the seal of the said Robert, dated the Tuesday after St. Martin, 12 E. I.

Robert denied he had approved more than four acres of the moor in question, and appealed to a jury, which is to be summoned for five weeks from Easter. A postscript adds that William de Bereford returned into Court a verdict taken before him and William de Stafford at Wulverehampton on the Saturday after the Feast of St. Matthew, 32 E. I., which stated that the said Robert had not approved more than four acres of the moor in question but that he had enfeoffed William his son of it to hold as he the said Robert had held it without approvement. John is therefore in misericordiâ for a false claim. m. 337, dorso.

Staff. William le Sauvage and Lucy his wife not appearing to prosecute their suit for dower versus Richard Costantyn, the case is dismissed, and they and their sureties, viz., Robert de Crevequer and John de Benteleye, are in misericordiâ. m. 316, dorso.

Warr. Isabella formerly wife of William Bagod sued Henry son of Walter de la Sale and Isabella his wife for half a virgate of land in Toft near Dunchurche, which she claimed as her right by the gift of Henry de Rokeby, who had enfeoffed her and the said William of it, and in which Henry and Isabella had no entry except by a feoffment made by her husband William to Roger formerly Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and to which she could not object, during the lifetime of her husband. The defendants stated they held the tenements only for life by a demise of Roger de Burghton, and they called him to warranty. Roger is therefore to be summoned in co. Stafford, and to be in Court at a month from Easter. m. 283, dorso.

Staff. John Giffard sued John de Harecurt for ten acres of wood and ten acres of moor in Waleton, near Chebbeseye, by writ of right. John de Harecurt prayed a view, and the suit was adjourned to three weeks from Easter. m. 242, dorso.

Derb. William de Monte Gomeri appeared against Isabella formerly wife of William de Bermingham in a plea that she should give up to him Roger the son and heir of John de Acoure (Okeover), whose wardship belonged to him, inasmuch as the said John held his land of William de Monte Gomeri his father by military service. Isabella did not appear, and the Sheriff returned she held no land in co. Derby, and it was testified she held land in co. Stafford. The Sheriff of Staffordshire was therefore commanded to summon her for the Quindene of Easter. m. 217, dorso.

Staff. William de Billesdone and Margaret his wife sued Ralph son of Robert (sic) Basset of Sapecote in a plea that he should warrant to them a messuage and forty acres of land in Denston, which they hold of him, and for which they hold his deed. Ralph did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to distrain and produce him at the Quindene of Easter. m. 201, dorso.

Staff. Isabella formerly wife of William Bagot sued Robert son of John de Grendon for two messuages, a virgate of land, and 17s. of rent in Chesterfeld, as her right, etc., of the gift of Roger de Comberford, who had enfeoffed her in them, and in which Robert had no entry except by a demise which the said William her husband had made to the said Robert during his lifetime, when she could not object.

Robert stated he held the said rent for term of his life only, and he called to warranty Ralph de Grendon and Joan his wife, who are to be summoned for the Octaves of Hillary; and as regards the other tenements, he stated he did not hold them nor had held them at the date of the writ, viz., 14th March, 28 E. I., for they were held by Richard son of Nicholas, Geoffrey son of Richard, William de Bromley, Gilbert son of Henry de Grendon, and Gilbert le Hunte, and he appealed to a jury, which is to be summoned for the same term. A postscript further adjourns the case to the Octaves of Trinity, unless W. de Bereford came first into those parts. m. 156, dorso.

Staff. Thomas de Pyvelesdon and Alianora his wife sued Philip de Chetewynde in a plea that he should warrant to them twenty acres of land and two acres of meadow in Felde (Field), which John de St. Maur claimed against them; and he did not appear (sic, left unfinished). (fn. 6) m. 78, dorso.

Staff. Saer de Harecourt gives a mark for licence of concord with Geoffrey son of Robert de Quixhull and Isabella his wife. (fn. 7) m. 63, dorso.

Staff. The Sheriff had been ordered to distrain Richard le (sic) Vernun and Robert de Bures, and to produce them at this term, to acknowledge by what service Richard held his lands of Edmund de . . . (Somerville) in Whicenore, Tunstall, Neubold, Briddeshale, and Alrewas, which services Edmund had conceded to Philip de Somerville by a fine, and to acknowledge what right Robert claimed in . . . . acres of pasture in Alrewas, and to produce John de Arderne to acknowledge by what services he held his lands in the same vills, which services Edmund had conceded to the same Philip by a fine, etc.; and they did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to distrain and to produce them at the Quindene of Hillary. A postscript shows further adjournments of the suit to the Michaelmas following. m. 59, dorso.

Staff. Joan formerly wife of Roger de Caverswelle, executrix of the will of the said Roger, sued John son of William de Pykestok, for £20 and 13s., and he did not appear. The Sheriff was ordered to distrain and produce him at the Quindene of Hillary. m. 56, dorso.

Staff. Geva formerly wife of William Russel of Bradewelle sued Thomas . . . . the custos of the land and heir of Adam son of John de Bradewelle for the third of a messuage and a bovate of land, and five acres of pasture in Bradewelle as her dower. Thomas appeared by attorney and conceded the dower claimed. m. 56, dorso.

Staff. Ralph de Hengham sued the Prior of St. Thomas near Stafford for £66 9s. 2d. owing to him. The Prior acknowledged he was bound to the said Ralph in the above sum, and he bound himself to repay it by instalments of 20 marks at Michaelmas each year, and if he failed to pay any instalment, that Ralph might raise the sum on his goods and chattels. m. 8, dorso.

Staff. Geva formerly wife of William Russel of Bradewell recovered dower against the following tenants in Bradewell by their default, viz., against Richard de Dymnesdale and Agnes his wife, . . . . de Knotton and Eudo his son, Thomas son of Adam Mauvallet, Clerk, and Felice his wife, William de Copston and Joan his wife, and Roger de Chardel, Clerk; the dower claimed was in each case the third of a messuage and of a bovate of land. m. 7, dorso.

Coram Rege Roll. Michaelmas, 30–31 E. I.

Staff. William son of William de Alrewych, Ralph de Pipe, Hugh son of Hugh le Ridere of Alrewych, and Hugh his brother (sic), William Hillari of Bermundescote (Bescot), Roger Hillari, Thomas Hillari, Robert Hillari, Robert on the Hethe of Bermundescote, Walter de Wyntertone, Elyas le Bercher, Robert de Mora, William son of William de Blokwych, and Robert son of William de Blokwych, were attached to answer Walter de Strongforde in a plea that whereas the custody of the land and of the heir of William de Alrewych (Aldridge) belonged to him until the full age of the said heir, by reason of a demise made to him by William de Strongforde, to whom Felicia de Magna Barre and Robert her son, of whom the said William de Alrewych held his land by military service, had granted the custody, the said William and the others named on the Sunday before the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 27 E. I., had ejected him from the custody vi et armis, and had taken his goods and chattels, viz., wheat, oats, pigs and capons, hay, apples, and other goods to the value of £40, and of which he produced his proofs. The defendants appeared and pleaded that they had not ejected Walter, and had done him no injury, and appealed to a jury, which is to be summoned for the Octaves of the Purification. A postscript states that afterwards at York at the Quindene of Trinity, 31 E. I., Walter appeared in propriâ personâ, and William and the other defendants did not appear, and the trial proceeded in their absence, and jury stated that the said William son of William, and all the other defendants except Hugh le Ridere, Roger Hillari, and Robert son of William de Blokwych had ejected the said Walter from the custody vi et armis, and had carried away goods and chattels belonging to him to the value of £40. Walter is therefore to recover the said damages against them, and the Sheriff is ordered to arrest them. Walter de Wyntertone afterwards appeared and made fine with the King, as appears in the Roll of Michaelmas term, 31 E. I., and the others afterwards appeared and made fine with the King, as appears on the Roll of Easter term, 32 E. I. m. 58, dorso.

Assizes taken at Stafford, before William Inge and Ralph de Bellafago, on the morrow of St. Katherine the Virgin, 31 E. I. (26th November, 1302).

Staff. An assize, etc., if Roger Corbet and Joan formerly wife of Thomas Corbet, had unjustly disseised William de Hondesacre of common of pasture in sixty acres of wood and in forty acres of moor in Hondesacre (Handsacre). Roger did not appear, and the assize was taken in his absence, and Joan appeared by her bailiff. The jury found in favour of William, damages half a mark; and John de Herounville, John atte Touneseynde of Hernylowe, Robert de Melburne, Elyas de Wykynton, Richard Costentyn, Henry de Prestwode, and William Dymmok, recognitors, did not appear, and are in misericordiâ. A postscript states that the record and the original writ were sent coram Rege by a writ dated from Lanercost, 4th October, 34 E. I.

Staff. Roger son of Roger Bagot of Bruynton, William Kyng and Alice his wife, not prosecuting their writ of novel disseisin against Richard Potte and others respecting tenements in Blumenhulle, they and their sureties, viz., Walter de Morton and Richard de Flosbrok, are in misericordiâ. m. 13.

Staff. An assize, etc., if John son of Roger de Sperham and Robert Skerout had unjustly disseised Roger de Sperham of Hatton of a messuage, twenty acres of land, and half an acre of meadow in Hatton. Robert stated he entered by the said John, and John answered as tenant and pleaded that Roger never was seised of the tenements. The jury found in favour of Roger de Sperham the plaintiff: damages 40s.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Agnes formerly wife of Richard de Morghale, Richard son of the said Agnes, and two others, had unjustly disseised Robert West of a toft in Elmhurst. Agnes answered as tenant, and pleaded the tenement was in Stychesbrok and not in Elmhurst; and the jury found in her favour. m. 13.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Robert de Bromleye, Roger his son, and Richard the Provost of Wonynton, had unjustly disseised William son of Richard de Leghys of Wonynton of two parts of a messuage and a carucate of land in Wonynton. Robert stated he claimed nothing in the tenements except the custody of them by reason of the minority of the said William son of Richard, inasmuch as Richard his father had held the tenements of him by military service, viz., by homage and the service of 5s. for every scutage of 40s., and more or less in the same proportion. William stated that Robert could not claim wardship, because his father Richard held the tenements of Robert by fealty and the service of 11d. annually for all service, and he put himself on the assize. The jury found in favour of Robert de Bromley, and William is in misericordiâ for a false claim. His fine is remitted because he is under age. m. 13.

Staff. The same assize came, etc., if Robert de Bromley, Roger his son, Richard the Provost of Wonyngton, and William son of Richard de la Leye, had unjustly disseised Lettice the wife of Richard de Hopton of the third part of a messuage and carucate of land in Wonynton. Robert took exception to the writ because one Alice, formerly wife of Richard de Legh, held the third part of the tenements claimed, and held it at the date of the writ, viz., 24th May, 30 E. I.; and if given against him, he pleaded that Lettice never was in seisin of it. Verdict for Robert de Bromley and the other defendants; and Thomas Cabot of Blore, one of the recognitors, did not appear, and is in misericordiâ. m. 13.

Staff. An assize, etc., if William son of John Griffyn of Colton had unjustly disseised John son of William son of Gilbert de Colton of a messuage and ten acres of land in Colton. William son of John, stated he entered by a certain Margaret the mother of the said John, and put himself on the assize. The jury stated that a certain Robert Mauveysyn gave the tenements to one William son of Gilbert de Colton father of the said John, who now sues, and Margaret his daughter, to be held by the said William and Margaret and heirs of their bodies; and John who now sues was their son; and that Margaret after the death of the said William her first husband, married one William Skyl; and during the lifetime of the said William Skyl her husband she had conveyed the tenements to the said William son of John Griffyn and his heirs, for the maintenance of the said Margaret, to hold for her life, the said William Skyl at that time living apart from her; and the said William son of John Griffyn held the tenements by the demise of Margaret without the consent or assent of William Skyl her husband for three years during the lifetime of Margaret, and after her death the said John entered into the tenements, and was in seisin of them until William had ejected him. William (sic, but should be John) is therefore to recover seisin, and 20s. damages, and William is in misericordiâ. m. 13.

John de Bromschul (Bramshall), the Bailiff of Tatmaneslowe, is in misericordiâ for contempt, and is fined 40s.

Staff., Salop. An assize, etc., if John de Tresel had unjustly disseised the Prioress and the White Nuns of Brewode of common of pasture in Tresel appurtenant to their freehold in Rugge (Rudge) near Claverley in co. Salop, viz., in three hundred acres of heath. The Prioress asked permission to withdraw her writ, and it was granted. m. 13, dorso.

Staff. Roger de Rydeware, Chaplain, not prosecuting his writ against Thomas son of Walter de Rydewarehamstal and others, respecting tenements in Rydeware Hamstal, he and his sureties, viz., John Organ and William de Badenhale, are in misericordiâ. (A note states that both sureties were dead, and Roger was a pauper.)

Staff. An assize, etc., if Henry Bagot and Richard le Shepherde of Pyrie had unjustly disseised John de Wyrleye of two acres in Pyrye (Perry Bar). Henry did not appear, and the assize was taken in his absence. Richard answered as tenant, and stated that John never was in seisin of the tenement. Verdict in favour of John, who is to recover seisin, and 2s. as damages; and Henry de Prestwode, one of the recognitors, did not appear, and is in misericordiâ. m. 13, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if William de Thicknesse of Betteleye and William his son, James, Henry, and Richard, brothers of the said William son of William, John de Whytemore, Richard de Thicknesse and Petronilla formerly wife of Henry le Barber of Thicknesse, and two others, had unjustly disseised William Swan of a messuage and a carucate of land in Chesterton near Newcastle-under-Lyme. William afterwards withdrew his writ, and he and his sureties, viz., Thomas le Forester of Newcastle, and Robert de Blorton, are in misericordiâ. The fine of William Swan is remitted because he is under age. m. 13. dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Amice formerly wife of Stephen son of Ralph de Falede, the mother of Milicent wife of William le Faukener of Thurketeston, was seised as of fee, etc., when she died of a messuage and bovate of land in Falede (Fauld) near Tuttebury, of which Alice formerly wife of Stephen le Wodeward holds a messuage and one-third of a bovate, and Adam son of Stephen le Wodeward two parts of a bovate. Suit respited till the fourth day after three weeks from Trinity, owing to the absence of Alice. m. 13, dorso.

Staff. Roger son of John de Beghterton not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisin against Robert son of John of Little Onne, and others, respecting tenements in Little Onne, the suit is dismissed, and he and his sureties, viz., John de Beghterton and Adam de Mershton, are in misericordiâ. m. 13, dorso.

Staff. John de Sparham and Agnes his wife not prosecuting their writ de certficatione against Nicholas Pyngel, Margaret Pyngel, and Felicia Pyngel, respecting tenements in Lychefeld, the suit is dismissed, and they are in misericordiâ. m. 13, dorso.

Staff. The jury of twenty-four Knights to convict a jury of twelve which Clement de Warlawestcroft arraigned against Henry son of Hugh de Teddesleye respecting tenements in Little Bloctuswych (Bloxwich) near Walesha'e, is respited till the Tuesday after three weeks from Trinity, through defect of Geoffrey de Stretton, Robert Hervey of Okleye, William de Chaundeys, and Richard Bagot, recognitors of the first assize, who did not appear; they are therefore in misericordiâ, and the Sheriff is ordered to distrain and produce them at the above date. m. 13, dorso.

Staff. The jury of twenty-four Knights to convict a jury of twelve which John Bagot of Bromleye Bagot arraigned against Nicholas son of Stephen, respecting tenements in Bromleye Bagot, is respited till the Tuesday after three weeks from Trinity, through defect of John Griffyn and John son of Walter, recognitors of the first assize, who did not appear. They are therefore in misericordiâ, and the Sheriff is ordered to distrain and produce them at the above date. m. 13, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Henry Ours of Strongeshulle, Robert de London and Avice his wife, Alice daughter of Roger de Crokesdene, and Margaret and Matilda, the sisters of Alice, had unjustly disseised Richard de Ferrars of a messuage and seventeen acres of land and an acre of meadow in Strongeshulle (Stramshall). The jury say that the said Roger de Crokesdene died seised of the said tenements and of others in his demesne as of fee, and after his death one John son of Roger entered into them as son and heir, and assigned to Margaret his mother one-third of them in dower, and afterwards enfeoffed the said Richard de Ferrars of the two parts and of the third part when it should fall in; and Margaret his mother attorned herself and service to the said Richard, and performed fealty to him; and Margaret died whilst the said Richard was in Wales and ignorant of the fact, and Avice and the other sisters of the said John entered into the tenements; and as soon as Richard returned from Wales, and was informed of the death of Margaret, he took possession of the said tenements; and Henry and the other defendants then ejected him. Richard is therefore to recover seisin by view of the recognitors, and 1 mark as damages. m. 13, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Philip de Somerville, Roger de Stocton, Henry son of Cecilia, John fitz Herbert, Richard de Sumerville of Whychnore, William Brayn, Peter le Kuherde, William son of William Fox, John Horewale, Robert Suklyng, Roger March of Neubold, William March, and John Gunnyld of Frodele, had unjustly disseised Robert son of Hervey de Okle of an acre and a rood of meadow in Whichenore. Philip answered for all the defendants, and denied that Robert had ever been in seisin of the tenements; but the jury found in favour of Robert, who is to recover seisin, and 2s. as damages. m. 14.

Staff. An assize, etc., if William son of Matilda de Fulford, Richard son of Richard le Parker of Charteleye, William atte Lowe, senior, Robert de Brusewelle, Roger de Brecy, William Jacke, and Robert Batesone, had unjustly disseised Robert son of Robert le Serjant of Stallynton of eight acres of land and six acres of heath in Fulford. Richard answered as tenant, and stated he entered by the said William son of Matilda, and he produced his deed; and William son of Matilda stated that one (blank) his father died seised of the tenements in demesne as of fee, and he had entered into them after his death.

Robert son of Robert stated that William son of Matilda had enfeoffed him of the tenements by a deed which he produced, and he was in seisin of them until ejected by the defendants.

The jury say that William son of Matilda had formerly demised the said tenements to Robert son of Robert for a term of years, and within the term had made to him a deed of feoffment, and Robert before the execution of this deed renounced his term and tore up the writings respecting it, and Robert was in seisin by the said deed for eleven days, until the said William, because a certain sum of money was in arrear which was owing for the said tenements, sold them to the said Richard son of Richard; and Richard and William then ejected Robert, but the other defendants did not interfere. And the jury being asked if the said William had any seisin in the tenements after the said renouncement, answered in the negative. A day was given to the parties to hear judgment at Gloucester on the morrow of St. Luke, on which day Robert son of Robert withdrew his writ. He and his sureties are therefore in misericordiâ. m. 14.

Staff. Richard son of Alexander de Severley not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisin against Richard son of Richard de la Lee, William de Draycote, William son of Gilbert de Severley, Richard son of John de Fulford, and John son of Henry del Stonyegge respecting tenements in Severleye (Saverley), the suit is dismissed, and he and his sureties are in misericordiâ. (This entry is scored out, and a note in the margin says, "vacatur quia error.") m. 14.

Staff. John de Bromwych, Chaplain, not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisin against John de Parva Barre and others, the suit was dismissed. m. 14.

Staff. Peter de Bermyngeham (Baro in Hiberniâ, sic) and Ela his wife, and Maurice de Canuteton and Alice his wife, not prosecuting their writ of novel disseisin against John de Clynton of Maxtoke and Ida his wife, John de Grey of Rotherefeld and Margaret his wife, William le Wodeward and Richard le Warrener, respecting tenements in Weford, the suit is dismissed, and they and their sureties, viz., Henry de Mortimer and Nicholas de Burton, are in misericordiâ. m. 14.

Staff. Adam son of William Tredefen, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisin against Richard Tredefen, Chaplain, Roger Carles, William Hodidan and Thomas Golf, respecting tenements in Newcastle-under-Lyme, the suit is dismissed, and he and his sureties, viz., William de Chauledon and Robert atte Lowe, are in misericordiâ. m. 14.

Staff. Robert son of Hugh le Wayte is in misericordiâ for a false claim against Alianora, formerly wife of John de Houton. m. 14.

Staff. An assize, etc., if William de Puteo (de Puis), the father of Agnes the wife of William de Thomenhorn, was seised as of fee, etc., when he died of six acres of land and three acres of meadow in Ruggele, which Richard son of Richard de Puteo holds. The jury found in favour of Agnes, and she and Robert are to recover seisin and one mark as damages. Geoffrey Salveyn, and Nicholas de Bedenhale, recognitors, did not appear, and are in misericordiâ. m. 14, dorso.

Staff. Robert le Venur, of Uttokeshather, not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisin against Theobald de Verdun, senior, and Philip de Barenton respecting common of pasture in Crakemersh, the suit is dismissed, and Robert and his sureties, viz., Adam le Hunte, and Robert de Hampton, are in misericordiâ. m. 14, dorso.

Staff. Matilda de Luttelegh not prosecuting her writ of novel disseisin against John Bagot of Bromleye, respecting tenements in Bromleye Bagot, the suit is dismissed. m. 14, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Thomas son of Thomas Gerbot and Adam le Clerk of Ingestre, had unjustly disseised Alice daughter of Thomas Gerbot of Stafford and Margaret her sister of two messuages, twenty acres of land, and ten acres of meadow in Tillynton.

Thomas stated that a certain Thomas his father and Agnes his mother were conjointly enfeoffed of the tenements, to be held by them and their heirs, and Agnes had survived Thomas and died seised of the tenements, and after her death he had entered as her son and heir. Alice and Margaret stated that the said Thomas their father had enfeoffed them of the tenements by his deed, and put them into good seisin of them; and after the death of Thomas, Agnes had remitted and quit-claimed to them all her right in them, and they produced the deeds of Thomas and Agnes to that effect. The jury found in favour of Alice and Margaret, who are to recover seisin. Damages half a mark. m. 14, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Hugh son of Robert de Shirford, Adam de Chetewynde, John de Verdun of Alveton, Magister Henry de Bray, Henry atte Walle, Theobald de Verdun, and Theobald his son, Nicholas, Bartholomew, and John, brothers of the said Theobald son of Theobald, and Hugh Hod, had unjustly disseised Henry son of Thomas de Shirford of a messuage, two carucates, and twelve bovates of land and a mill in Ethelaxton (Ellaston). Theobald de Verdun and Theobald his son and Nicholas appeared in person, and the others did not appear, and the assize was taken in their absence. Nicholas answered as tenant, and stated he had entered into the tenements by Theobald the elder, and he called him to warranty; and Theobald was present and warranted them to him, and stated that John his father died seised of them in demesne as of fee, and after his death the King had taken possession of them, as well as the other tenements which John held in capite, by the hands of his eschaetor; and after the acceptance of his homage the King had given them up to him with all his other lands, as son and heir of the said John de Verdun, so that he had entered into the tenements as son and heir to his father, and not by a disseisin, and he put himself on the assize. The assize is therefore to be taken, but is respited till the Tuesday after three weeks from Trinity through defect of recognitors, because all of them were challenged on the ground that Robert de Buckenhale the chief bailiff of Tatemanneslowe is the Seneschal of the said Theobald de Verdun, and had summoned the assize. The Sheriff is therefore ordered to summon another assize by another bailiff. m. 14, dorso.

Footnotes

1 By this fine Ralph de Grendon and Joan his wife acknowledged the manor of Shenston to be the right of John de Clynton of Coleshill, for which acknowledgment, etc., John granted the manor to Ralph and Joan, with remainder to Robert son of Ralph; and if Robert should die s. p., to Joan sister of Robert, and if Joan should die s. p., to Thomas son of John de Clynton. (Pedes Finium, Staff.)
2 By this fine Philip and Joan acknowledged the manors of Draycotes, Paynesle, and Coneshale, and eighteen messuages twenty-two and a half bovates of land in Wyston, Kyngesleye, Werselowe, Butterdon, Swaynesmore, Alstanefeld, Bramcote, and Haseles, together with the bailiwick of the Forest of Maubanc and advowson of the Church of Draycote, to be the right of Richard de Draycote; for which acknowledgment, etc., Richard granted the said tenements, bailiwick, and advowson to Philip and Joan, and issue of Philip, and if Philip should die s. p., to Roger brother of Philip and his issue; and if Roger should die s. p., to William uncle of Roger and his issue, and with remainder to the right heirs of Richard. (Pedes Finium, Staff.)
3 Reginald was co-heir of the manor of Leigh in Staffordshire, but took his name from Leigh in Salop.
4 By this fine a messuage and half a carucate of land in Madele was settled on Magister Simon for his life, Simon rendering yearly 11s. to Richard, and to revert after his death to Richard and his heirs. (Pedes Finium, Staff.)
5 This statute was passed in 13 E. I.; for an account of it, see the Introduction to the Plea Rolls of the reign of Edward I., p. 48, Vol. VI., of these Collections.
6 This suit occurs again on another membrane. The Sheriff was ordered to take land of Philip to the value of the tenement claimed into the King's hand and, to summon him for the Quindene of Hillary.
7 By this fine Geoffrey and Isabella acknowledged two messuages, eighty acres of land, and three of meadow in Quixhull, Denston, Prestwode, and Ethelaxton (Ellaston) to be the right of Saer de Harecurt. (Pedes Finium Staff.)