33 Henry II.
(Public Record Office, Duchy of Lanc. Class xxv., A 9.)
At Richmond, on the * * *, 33 Henry II. , before
Godfrey de Luci, &c.
Between Robert de Lascy, plaintiff, and William, son of
Rosselin, tenant, of the whole town of Ribbecestre (fn. 1) [Ribchester].
[The terms of the concord are not recorded].
5 Richard I.
(Duchy of Lanc., Great Cowcher, vol. ii., p. 110.)
At Winchester, on the 21st April, 5 Richard I. , before
the King, &c.
Between Albrey de Lisores and Roger, constable of Chester, her
grandson (nepos), respecting the whole estate which belonged to
Robert de Lasci. (fn. 2)
Albrey and her heirs quit-claimed the whole estate which had
been Robert de Lascy's to the said Roger and his heirs; and Roger
granted to Albred, that she should hold the estate of Robert de
Lisores her father all her life, without any exception, by the service
which pertains to that land, to wit the service of eight knights' fees.
After her decease, William her son and his heirs shall hold that land
in fee and inheritance of Roger and his heirs, by the said service.
Roger also gave Albred twenty librates of land in Bardington, to
hold during her life quit of all service; and after her decease, William
her son and his heirs to hold that land in fee and inheritance of the
said Roger and his heirs, by the service of one knight's fee. For the
grant of these twenty librates of land, Albred forthwith delivered and
quitclaimed to Roger, the town of Hauton in Lindsey, which she
held in dower.
7 Richard I.
(Duchy of Lanc. Class xi., No. 7, Coucher of Kirkstall, f. 55b.)
At Clitheroe, in the court of the lord Roger de Laci, constable of
Chester, in the 7 Richard I. [1195–6].
Between Henry de Helande, plaintiff, and Robert de Clivercher,
the hunter, tenant of three oxgangs of land in Clivercher [Cliviger],
Robert shall hold the land during his life, rendering yearly to
Henry at the feast of St. Oswald [5th August], twelve pence, and
performing forinsec service. The whole profit of that tenement
from fishings and mills to be to the use of Henry, except grinding
for Robert's own house, which he shall have free during his lifetime.
After his decease two of the three oxgangs shall revert to Henry
and his heirs, and the third to Margaret, daughter of the said Robert,
and to her heirs, for which she shall yearly render to Henry and
his heirs four pence at the feast of St. Oswald, and perform forinsec
service. (fn. 3)
(Public Record Office.)
No. 113.—This is the final concord made in the Court of the
Lord the King at Westminster, on Tuesday next after the Purification
of the blessed Mary, in the 7th year of the reign of King Richard
[6th Feb., 1196], before Hubert, Archbishop of Canterbury, Godfrey
of Winchester, and Gilbert of Rochester, Bishops, Geoffrey fitz
Piers, William of St. Mary's Church, Richard Archdeacon of Ely,
Ralph Archdeacon of Hereford, Simon de Patshull, Osbert fitz
Hervey, and Richard de Heriet, Justiciars of the Lord the King,
and other faithful persons of the Lord the King there present.
Between Abbot Hugh, and the Convent of Shrewsbury, tenants,
and Theobald Walter, plaintiff, respecting the advowson of the
whole Church of Kirkeheim [Kirkham], in Amunderness, with
its appurtenances. Whereupon there has been a plea between
them in the aforesaid court. (fn. 4)
To wit, that the aforesaid Abbot and Convent have granted
in perpetuity to the said Theobald and his heirs, the advowson
and presentation of the said whole Church, saving to them the
annual pension of twelve marks in the said Church. So that
the Clerks, whom the said Theobald or his heirs shall present
to that Church, shall make oath before the Archdeacon of Rich.
mond or his official (officialis), or before him to whom those
Clerks shall be presented, respecting the faithful payment of the
said pension of twelve marks, viz., six marks at Easter and six
marks at the feast of St. Michael. And the aforesaid Abbot,
or his successors, or the Convent shall not be able to claim
anything (quicquid exigere) in the aforesaid Church against the
said Theobald and his heirs, or against the Clerks by them presented, except the aforesaid pension of twelve marks. And when
it happens that the said Theobald or his heirs shall present Clerks
to the said Church, the aforesaid Abbot and Convent shall dispatch
some one on their behalf to receive fealty from the Clerks who have
been presented, respecting the aforesaid pension of twelve marks
to be paid as is aforesaid. But if by chance the aforesaid Abbot and
Convent do not dispatch anyone on their behalf for this purpose,
the said Theobald and his heirs shall nevertheless make their
presentation, saving the aforesaid pension of twelve marks. And
the said Theobald and his heirs shall certify the Convent of
Shrewsbury as to the term at which the Clerks ought to be
presented to the said Church, fifteen days before making the
presentation. But if the aforesaid Abbot shall not come, not send
any one on his behalf to receive that fealty from the Clerks to be
presented, respecting the aforesaid pension of twelve marks yearly
to be faithfully paid as is aforesaid, the Archdeacon of Richmond,
or he who shall be competent to admit the Clerks who are to be
presented, shall receive that fealty from the Clerks to be presented,
in place of the Abbot and Convent.
[Endorsed]. These chirographs have been deposited in the
hand of William de Waledon, as if in sequestration; so that the
advent of the Archdeacon may be awaited, and it may be known
through him if he be willing to give his assent to it; so then
all will be settled (stabile) if the Archdeacon should give his
No. 116.—At Westminster, on Sunday next after the Octave
of the Purification of the blessed Virgin Mary, 7 Richard I.
[11th Feb., 1196].
Between the Abbot and Convent of Furneis, plaintiffs, by
William de Leides, cellarer, and William de Lonesdale, put in
their place to win or lose in the said Court, and Gilbert, son of
Roger fitz Reinfrid and Helewise, his wife, tenants, by Richard
de Marsh (de Marisco), Clerk, put in their place, &c., respecting
Furness Fells (fn. 5) (de Montanis de Furnesio).
The Abbot and Convent have granted to Gilbert and Helewise,
his wife, and to their heirs, that part of the Fells of Furness
lying towards the West, which their predecessors had in accordance with a concord and agreement, which was made in the
Court of King Henry [II.] before him, as the charter which
the monks have bears witness, by these bounds, to wit, from
Elteswater [Elterwater], by the dale to Tildesburgthwait [Tilberthwaite], thence by Ywedalebec [Yewdalebeck] to Koningeston
[Coniston], and so into Thurstaine-water [Coniston Lake], thence
along the edge [of the lake] to the head of Thurstaine-water, as
far as the point which stretches [into the lake] below Rig, unto
Craic [the river Crake], thence by Crake unto Leven; Also from
Elteswater over against the Fell, by the stream which falls down
from Wreneshals [Wrynose Hawse] unto Wreneshals, and so
descending by Wreneshals into Borgerha [unidentified], and from
Borgerha unto Duthen [Duddon], and thence descending by Duthen
as far as the bounds of Brocton [Broughton-in-Furness] extend;
to hold of the Abbey of Furnez and of the said monks, in wood
and plain, in waters and fisheries, rendering yearly to the Abbey
and monks twenty shillings for all service and custom. Moreover the Abbot and monks granted to Gilbert and Helewise, and
to their heirs, Olueston [Ulverston], with all appurtenances, for
ten shillings to be rendered yearly to the monks for all service.
These lands Gilbert and Helewise and their heirs shall hold of
the Abbey and monks in fee and inheritance, as freely and quietly
as the monks themselves hold of their lords, saving their service
of thirty shillings for all service to be paid to them yearly on
the Eve of the Assumption of the blessed Virgin Mary. And
Gilbert and Helewise his wife have granted and quit-claimed to
the Abbot and monks of Furneis, buck and doe, and hawk, in
that part of the Fells which belongs to the monks, and every
liberty which Gilbert and Helewise themselves possess, freely and
peaceably, and without claim from them and their heirs, by these
bounds, to wit, from Elteswater by the dale to Tildesburgthwait,
thence by Ywedalebec to Koningeston and so to Thurstaine-water,
by the edge [of the lake] to the head of Thurstaine-water to that
bank which extends below Rig, unto Craic, and thence by Craic
eastward unto Leven; also from Elteswater unto Braitha [Brathay],
and from Braitha unto Winendremer [Windermere], and by Winandermer unto Leven, and so by Leven unto the sea. Gilbert and
Helewise also rendered to the monks and quit-claimed upto them,
Neubi [Newby, par. Clapham] with all appurtenances, quit of all
right and claim which they have therein, or which belonged to
them or their heirs, to hold henceforth freely and quietly, and
peacably to possess [the same] in the place of Gilbert and
Helewise, and their heirs. If, however, anyone shall hereafter
seek to harass the monks respecting it [i.e., Newby], Gilbert and
Helewise, and their heirs, will aid them to the utmost of their
ability, and maintain them in possession without cost. The thirty
shillings which Gilbert and Helewise owe yearly to the monks, for
service for the Fells and Olveston, they will pay on the Eve of
the Assumption of St. Mary. Furthermore, Gilbert and Helewise
granted to the monks a free road and passage for themselves and
all their belongings, by the way which leads from the Abbey of
Furnez through Olveston, and so through Craikeslith [Crake's lyth]
unto the fishery of Craic, and so to their own lands whithersoever
they may wish, because the monks and their belongings sometimes
used to suffer molestation on that road.
No. 125.—At Westminster, on Thursday next before the
Invention of the Holy Cross, 7 Richard I. [2nd May 1196].
Between Richard le Norreis (Norrensis), plaintiff, and Jordan,
his brother, tenant, of two carucates of land with appurtenances in
Hetton (fn. 6) [Heaton Norris], half a carucate of land with appurtenances
in Cherleton (fn. 7) [Chorlton], and two oxgangs of land in Bradeford.
Richard remitted his claim in the two carucates of land in
Hetton, and in the half carucate in Cherleton to Jordan and
his heirs. For this agreement Jordan remitted to his said brother
Richard and his heirs, those two oxgangs of land in Bradeford,
to hold of the chief lord by the service which belonged to that
land. But if Jordan should not be able to warrant those two
oxgangs to Richard, his brother, then the half carucate should
remain to Richard . . . and Jordan rendered to Richard the
charter of Matthew, son of William, which his father had. Concerning that [half carucate of land], Jordan further granted to
Richard that the pigs which belonged to his demesne, should run
in Hetton wood quit of pannage for ever.
No. 139.—At Westminster, on Friday next after the Invention
of the Holy Cross, 7 Richard I. [10th May, 1196].
Between Theobald Walter, plaintiff, and the Abbot and monks
of Seiz, tenants, by John, a monk of Seiz, put in their place in
the Court of the King to win or lose, by the King's writ de ultra
mare, respecting the advowson of the Churches of Preston and
Pulton, with their chapels and appurtenances. (fn. 8)
Theobald quit-claimed for himself and heirs to the Abbot and
monks and their successors, all his right in the advowson of the
Church of Pulton with the Church of Biscopham [Bispham], and
all other their chapels and appurtenances. And the Abbot and
monks rendered to Theobald and his heirs the advowson and
presentation of the Church of Preston, with its chapels and appurtenances, so that each parson presented to that Church by Theobald
or his heirs, shall pay yearly to the Abbot and monks and to the
Prior of Loncastre, ten marks of silver, viz., five marks at Pentecost,
and five marks at the feast of St. Martin. And moreover, whenever
Theobald or his heirs shall present any parson to that Church, he or
they shall certify the Prior of Loncastre in that behalf, eight days
before presentation. So that the Prior or his deputy shall be there to
receive the fealty of the Clerk to be presented, respecting those ten
marks, to be faithfully paid at the stated terms. But if it should
happen that the Prior will not concern himself in such presentation,
nor send another in his place, notwithstanding that there shall be a
Clerk to be presented to that Church, then he who instituted the clerk
in that Church, shall receive that fealty. This concord was made in
this form with the concurrence and assent of William de Chimilli,
Archdeacon of Richmond, in whose Archdeanery the said Churches
No. 4.—At Westminster, on Wednesday next after the feast
of St. Paul, 10 Richard I. [27th January, 1199].
Between Richard de Frekeltun, plaintiff, by Adam his brother,
put in his place, and Roger de Frekeltun, tenant, of the sixteenth
part of a mill, and of the sixteenth part of a fishery with appurtenances in Frekeltun. (fn. 9)
Roger granted to Richard and his heirs in perpetuity the
multure of his house to the said mill, and the sixteenth part of
the fishery with nets, and the sixteenth part of . . . . . . . when
other men fish there; and Richard quitclaimed the right he had
in the said mill and fishery. For this agreement Richard gave
Roger . . . . marks of silver.