Assizes taken at Wolverhampton in co. Stafford before the same Justices, on the Wednesday before the Feast of the Purification. 35 E. I.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Philip son of Philip de Draicote, Emma formerly
wife of Philip de Leghe, Reginald the son of Emma, Richard de Sondbache and Lucy his wife, Adam de Mukleston, Robert de Stepelton and
Matilda his wife, and William de Stafford, had unjustly disseised Henry son
of Henry de Wynleye of common of pasture in eighty acres of alder and
heath, between the Feasts of the Ascension and the Purification, in Leghe
Adam, Robert, and Matilda stated they held no right in the tenements;
the others answered as tenants, and denied that Henry had ever had common
of pasture in them. The jury found that Philip, Emma, Reginald, Richard,
and Lucy had unjustly disseised the plaintiff of common of pasture for six
oxen and two cows between the above named Feasts. He is therefore to
recover seisin of this, and is in misericordiâ for a false claim for the rest.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Richard son of Hugh Galpyn of Dulverne,
Richard de Careswell, William de Caverswell, Clerk, William Cort of Caverswell, and Hugh de Peshale of Dulvere (sic), had unjustly disseised Robert
Galpyn of Chedle of a toft and half a virgate and two acres of land and three
acres of meadow in Dulverne (Dilhorn). Richard de Caverswell answered
as tenant, and stated he entered by the said Richard son of Hugh; and
Richard son of Hugh stated his father died seised of the tenements, and
he had entered into them as his son and heir. Verdict for the defendants.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Philip de Cetewynde (sic, Chetwynd) and
Isabella his wife, Philip son of Philip de Cetewynde, Richard Lovekyn, and
William de Ingestre, had unjustly disseised Andrew de Assheburne, Canon of
the Church of St. Laurence of Gnoushale, of a piece of marsh in Holneye.
Philip and the other defendants took exception to the writ because the Church
of Gnoushale was dedicated to the Blessed Mary and to St. Peter and not to
St. Laurence, and he appealed to a jury on this point, which found in his
favour, and the suit was dismissed. m. 21, dorso.
Staff. An assize, etc., if the Prior of Trentham, John de Verdun, Canon
of the Prior, and William Brun of Trentham, had unjustly disseised Robert de
Fraunkeville of a corrody in Trentham for himself, his horse, and groom.
The Prior and the others stated that as regards corn and hay for his horse,
Robert held land in Trentham in exchange for it, and as regards the rest, he
was in seisin of it if he chose to demand it. The suit was adjourned to the
Wednesday after the Ascension, at Forton. m. 22.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Geoffrey de Wasteneys of Tyxale, and John le
Hayward of Taxale (sic), had unjustly disseised Philip de Chetewynde of
common of pasture in twenty acres of land in Taxale (Tixall) appurtenant to
his freehold in Ingestre. Geoffrey pleaded that as regarded a part of the
claim he had approved the pasture as capital lord of Tixall, and as regarded
the remainder that Philip had no right of common. The suit was adjourned to
the Wednesday after the Ascension, at Forton, because Philip challenged all
the jury. m. 22.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Philip de Chetewynde and Isabella his wife,
Roger son of Jordan de Peulesdon, Nicholas son of Geoffrey of Ingestre, John
de la Grene of Ingestre, and Adam de Boterton, had unjustly disseised
Geoffrey de Wasteneys of common of pasture appurtenant to his freehold in
Tyxhale. Philip answered for all the defendants, and stated that as regarded
a part of the pasture claimed, one Robert de Chetewynde held it at the date
of the writ and still holds it, and as regarded the residue, he had approved it
as capital lord of the fee, (fn. 1) and as was lawful. The jury say (sic), left unfinished. m. 22.