Sussex, Kent and Lancaster.
No. 11.—At Westminster, . . . . after Easter, 4 Henry III.
[after 29th March, 1220], before Henry de Burgh, Chief Justice
of England, and others.
Between Alice, formerly the wife of Geoffrey de Gestling,
plaintiff, by Fulk de Echingham put in her place, and John
Gestling, (fn. 1) tenant of the third part of two-thirds of all the lands
with the appurtenances, which the said John (sic) held in
Gestling, and in Ydenne [Iden], and in West-Winchelese,
and in Hamest . . . . in co. Sussex; and in the town
of Hallo [Halling], in co. Kent; and in the towns of
Wistelesheued [ ], and Lickeberege, in co.
Lancaster [Lickbarrow], which portion the said Alice claims
against John as her dower, by the gift of [Geof]frey her husband.
[The remainder of the chirograph is torn, but there is a
mention of Barbote, wife of the said John Gestling, and of
Juliana his mother].
No. 92.—At Westminster, in a month after Easter, 16 Henry III.,
[9th May, 1232.]
Between Robert de Kyme, (fn. 2) plaintiff, and William de Lancastre,
deforciant of fifteen librates of rent in Vlueston [Ulverston],
respecting which Robert complained, that whereas William is
bound to him to pay yearly the said fifteen pounds at the two
terms of the year, until he shall have appointed to him fifteen
librates of land in fee and inheritance, he has withheld from him
the rent for six years, and is in arrears four score and ten pounds
William acknowledged and granted for himself and his heirs,
that he will render yearly fifteen pounds to Robert, or to his
messenger, bearing his letters patent, in the Abbey of Furness,
by the view of the Abbot of that place, or his successors, or by
view of the monks of that place, yearly at the two terms,
during the life of Robert, to wit, one moiety at the feast of
St. Michael, and the other at Easter; and he further granted that
he and his heirs will render to Robert fifty pounds sterling for
the said arrears in which he was bound to Robert, to wit one
hundred shillings at the feast of St. Michael next coming, and
the same at Easter, and so yearly ten pounds until fully paid.
In default of payment as above said, it shall be lawful to the
Abbot or his successors to distrain William or his heirs upon
their lands, and upon their chattels found within the liberty of
the Abbot of Furness, until full payment be completed. After
the death of Robert, the said William and his heirs shall be
quit from the said payment. If Robert or his heirs hereafter
produce any charter against William or his heirs respecting these
fifteen librates of rent in Vlueston, it shall be altogether of no
No. 104.—At Westminster, in five weeks from Easter,
17 Henry III. [8th May, 1233].
Between Olive, formerly the wife of Roger de Mont Begon,
plaintiff, by Richard Flambard put in her place, and Henry de
Munedene, tenant of the third parts of the manors of Tunnec
[Thonock], and Thorp, (fn. 3) with the appurtenances in county Lincoln,
and of the third part of the manor of Totington with the
appurtenances in county Lancastre, which third parts Olive claimed
to be her dower, which belonged to her of the free tenements
formerly belonging to her husband in those towns.
Henry granted to Olive the whole manor of Totington with
the appurtenances in all things, and one hundred solidates of land
with appurtenances in Tunnec of his demesne, to wit, twenty
bovates of land, of which each bovate contains twelve acres of
arable land, and two acres of meadow, measured by the perch of
eighteen feet; and for a messuage, the three tofts formerly belonging
to Gilbert de Tunnec, Roger Fresel, and Roger Kidere in Tunnec,
also common of pasture for all manner of beasts, which she may
have in the said manor, with free entry and egress, excepting the
park of Tunnec, and husbote and haybote in the said Henry's
wood of Tunnec without waste, and by view of Henry's forester,
whoever be forester there for the time being. If the forester
should absent himself, then Olive shall not be let by reason of
his absence, but shall peacably take her estover to husbote and
haybote in that wood without causing destruction or waste; to hold
all her life in the name of dower. For this grant Olive released
to Henry her right in the remainder of the lands and tenements
of Roger, her late husband. Saving nevertheless to Olive all the land
which she previously held with appurtenances in the name of
dower in Horneby, which was of the inheritance of her said
husband. And be it known that Henry has granted that when Olive
shall depart this life, she shall give and bequeath all her chattels,
and the corn sown in the said lands, without gainsay or let of
Henry or his heirs.
No. 121.—At Wilton, on Monday next after the feast of
St. Hilary, 20 Henry III. [14th January, 1236].
Between Olive, formerly the wife of Roger de Montbegon,
plaintiff, by Robert Luvecok put in her place, and Henry de
Monedene, whom Hubert de Burgh, Earl of Kent, called to
warrant, and who warranted to him, respecting the third part
of the Manor of Horneby (fn. 4) with the appurtenances, by John de
Stokes put in his place, which third part Olive claimed to be
the reasonable dower belonging to her of the free tenement which
belonged to Roger, formerly her husband, in that town.
Olive released to Henry and Hurbert and their heirs her
right in the third part of the said manor in the name of dower.
For this release Henry granted to Olive eight and a half marks,
to be taken yearly at Tunneyc all her life in the name of dower,
by the hand of Henry, his heirs, or his bailiffs, to wit one moiety
at Pentecost, and the other at Christmas. Henry further granted
that if at any time default should be made in payment thereof,
Olive should have eight and a half markates of land in his Manor
of Tunneyc, by a reasonable extent; to hold all her life in the
name of dower. After her death Henry and his heirs shall be
quit of the payment aforesaid.
No. 173.—At Lancaster, on the Octave of St. Martin,
26 Henry III. [18th November, 1241].
Between Sarah, daughter of Robert de Staunton, plaintiff, and
William de Tunstall, (fn. 5) tenant of five oxgangs of land with appurtenances in Cauncefeud [Cantsfield]; and between the said
Sarah, plaintiff, and the said William, tenant of six oxgangs of
land in Oustewyk [Austwick].
William acknowledged the land to be the right of Sarah.
For this acknowledgment she granted to him the land in Oustewyk, and two oxgangs of the land in Cauncefeud, which Agnes,
formerly the wife of Richard de Goldeburg held in dower; to
hold to William and his heirs, of Sarah and her heirs in perpetuity,
rendering yearly for the six oxgangs one pound of pepper at the
feast of St. Michael, and performing the forinsec service belonging
thereto; and for the two oxgangs one pound of cumin at the
Nativity of our Lord, for all service.
No. 205.—At Westminster, on the morrow of the Purification
of the Blessed Virgin, 30 Henry III. [3rd February, 1246].
Between William de Pinnington, plaintiff, and Richard de
Pynnington, tenant, of the moiety of the Manor of Hertesheued,
county of York, which moiety William claimed as his reasonable
share of the free tenement which belonged to Hugh de Radecliue,
father of Richard and William, whose heirs they are; and between
the said William, plaintiff, and the said Richard, tenant, of the
moiety of the Manor of Pinington [Pennington, parish of Leigh],
county of Lancaster, which William claimed as his reasonable
share of the free tenement which belonged to Margery, formerly
the wife of the said Hugh, and mother of the said Richard and
William, whose heirs they are.
William acknowledged the moieties of the said manors to be
the right of Richard. For this acknowledgment, Richard granted
to William one messuage and forty acres of arable land, to wit,
that messuage with the appurtenances and meadow which William,
son of Ormer, once held, and thirty acres of land lying near the
said messuage, extending towards the wood of the Nuns of Kyrkelegh
and Mirefelde Wude, and ten acres lying in the culture called
Bromiflat. Moreover Richard granted to William common of
pasture for all his beasts in all parts of the woods and pastures
of the said manor of Hertesheued, and in all the arable lands
and meadows in the said manor, after the corn has been carried
away and the hay lifted; to hold to William and his heirs, of
Richard and his heirs in perpetuity, rendering yearly 6d. at the
feast of St. Oswald, and performing forinsec service belonging to
so much land, for all service, suit of court, custom and demand.
The remainder of the said manors shall remain to Richard and
his heirs, quit of William and his heirs for ever.
No. 214.—At Warwik, on the Quindene of Easter 31 Henry III.
[14th April, 1247].
Between Henry, Abbot of Cokersand, plaintiff, by brother
Richard de Singleton, put in his place, and William, son of Henry
de Wraton, respecting this, that William should acquit the Abbot
of the service which William de Lankastre and Ralph de Eyncurt claimed from the said Abbot, of the free tenement which
the said William, son of Henry, holds of the said William in
Whynnefel [Whinfell, par. Kendal], of which the said William,
who is mesne between them, ought to acquit him, respecting
which he complained that he had been distrained by reason of
The Abbot granted, for himself and his successors, that
henceforth he will perform to the chief lords of the fee the
services which belong to the said tenement, so that William and
his heirs shall not be bound to acquit the Abbot and his
successors of any service or suit belonging to the tenement. For
this concession William granted to the Abbot and his church
aforesaid, nine acres of land in Wenynton, co. Lancaster, to wit,
four acres in the culture called Cobbanarghe, and two acres in
Dalslakland and in Gayle, and three acres in "Longe of Thorolflond"; to hold to the Abbot and his successors and church, of
William and his heirs in pure and perpetual alms for ever.
No. 288.—At Westminster, on the Quindene of Easter,
37 Henry III. [4th May, 1253].
Between Amiria, formerly the wife of Robert de Hylton, plaintiff,
and Jordan de Hylton, tenant of the third part of seven oxgangs and
fifteen acres of land in Flixton, of one messuage and one and
one-half oxgang of land in Halughton [West-houghton], thirty-five
acres of land in Farinworth [Farnworth], twenty-four acres of land
in Dumplinton, four acres of land in Kokeney, in the county of
Lancaster, and fifty acres of land in Kingeswode, in the county of
Nottingham, which third parts Amiria claimed to be her reasonable
dower of the free tenement which was Robert de Hylton's, formerly
Amiria acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Jordan.
For this acknowledgment Jordan granted the said third parts to
Amiria to hold of him and his heirs, rendering yearly for the
tenements in Flixton 3s., at the feast of St. Michael, for all
service, and performing for the tenements in Halugton, Faringworth, Dumplinton, Kokeney, and Kingeswode, the services
thereto belonging, with reversion after her decease to Jordan
and his heirs in perpetuity.
York. 4 John.
No. 15.—At York, on Friday next after the feast of St.
Katherine, the Virgin, 4 John [29th November, 1202].
Between Henry de Cleiton, plaintiff, and Uhtred de Chirche,
tenant of half a carucate of land with appurtenances in Chirche
[Church], respecting which a jury of Grand Assize had been
summoned between them.
Henry released his right in the land to Uhtred and his heirs.
For this release Uhtred gave Henry two marks of silver. (fn. 6)
No. 147.—At York, on Saturday in the feast of St. Clement,
4 John [23rd November, 1202].
Between Henry de Lancastre, plaintiff, and William, Prior of
Lancastre, tenant of two oxgangs of land with appurtenances in
Neweton, (fn. 7) respecting which an assize of mort d'ancestor had
been summoned between them.
Henry released from himself and his heirs to the Prior and his
successors his right in that land. For this release the Prior gave
him three marks of silver.