Lancashire Fines
1-10 Edward I

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William Farrer (editor)

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1899

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152-160

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'Lancashire Fines: 1-10 Edward I', Final Concords for Lancashire, Part 1: 1189-1307 (1899), pp. 152-160. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52538 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Lancaster. Edward I.

No. 1.—At Westminster, on the Octave of St. John the Baptist, 2 Edward I. [1st July, 1274].

Between William de la Mare, plaintiff, and Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, tenant, by William de Knottyngelegh put in his place, of the Manor of Totyngton, except one messuage, forty acres of land, one hundred acres of wood, and one hundred acres of pasture.

William acknowledged the Manor, except as aforesaid, to be the right of the Earl, and quit-claimed it to him and his heirs in perpetuity. For this quit-claim the Earl granted to William the manor of Langeton in Leylaundeschyre, to hold to him and his heirs, of the Earl and his heirs for ever, rendering yearly 50s. at the feasts of St. Martin and Pentecost, for all service, saving "Bode and Wytnesman" in the manor of Langeton.

No. 2.—At Shrewsbury, on the Morrow of St. Martin, 5 Edward I. [12th November, 1277].

Between Alexander le Mey, junior, plaintiff, and Alexander le Mey, senior, and Agnes, his wife, deforciants of one messuage and two parts of an oxgang of land, in Barton. (fn. 1)

Alexander and Agnes acknowledged the tenement to be the right of Alexander, junior, as that which he had by their gift, to hold of them and the heirs of Agnes, in perpetuity, rendering yearly one penny at the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and performing, for them, the services due to the chief lords of the fee. For this acknowledgment he gave them one sor sparrow-hawk.

[Endorsed].—And John de Bromhirst puts in his claim.

No. 3.—At Westminster, on the Quindene of Easter, 5 Edward I. [11th April, 1277].

Between Gilbert, Abbot of Kyrkestalle, plaintiff, and William de Alvetham, (fn. 2) deforciant of one messuage and one carucate of land in Acrinton.

William acknowledged the tenement, to wit, that which the Abbot had in the said town, of the inheritance of the said William, to be the right of the Abbot and his Church of Kyrkestall, and quit-claimed it to him and his successors for ever. For this release the Abbot gave him eighty marks of silver.

No. 4.—At Shrewsbury, on the Quindene of St. Martin, 6 Edward I. [25th November, 1277].

Between Adam de la Croyz, plaintiff, by Eudo de Beauchamp, put in his place, and William, son of William de Preston, and Alianore, his wife, impedients of one messuage and fourteen acres of land in Wygan, respecting which a plea of warranty of charter had been summoned between them.

William and Alianore acknowledged the tenement to be the right of Adam, to hold of them and the heirs of Alianore, in perpetuity, rendering yearly one penny at the feast of All Saints, for all services, except those due to the chief lords of the fee. For this acknowledgment, he gave them twenty-five marks of silver.

No. 5.—At Westminster, on the Octave of St. Hilary, 6 Edward I. [20th January, 1278].

Between Geoffrey de Chadreton, plaintiff, and William de la Hackyng (fn. 3) and Christiana, his wife, impedients of the moiety of the manors of Chetham and Cromton, thirteen acres of land, thirteen acres of wood, sixty acres of pasture, one oxgang of land, the moiety of one messuage, and 68s. 3d. rent, in Sholver, Coventre, Mamecestre, Aston, Cherleton, Wydington, Middelton, Wlstanesholme, and Botreworth.

William and Christiana acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Geoffrey, as those which he had by their gift, to hold to him and his heirs in perpetuity, of the chief lords of the fees, by the services thereto belonging. For this acknowledgment Geoffrey agreed to pay yearly to the said William and Christiana, during her life, nine marks, 2s. 8d., one moiety at the Feast of St. Martin in Winter, and the other moiety at Pentecost. After Christiana's death Geoffrey and his heirs to be acquitted of the said payment.

No. 6.—At Westminster, on the Octave of St. Hilary, 6 Edward I. [20th January, 1278].

Between Henry de Trafford, (fn. 4) plaintiff, and William de Hackyng and Christiana, his wife, impedients of seven messuages, eight oxgangs of land, two acres of meadow, and 10s. rent, in Stretford, Cherlton, and Wythinton, which William and Christiana formerly held, as of the dower of Christiana, of the inheritance of the said Henry.

They acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Henry, and quit-claimed the same to him and his heirs in perpetuity. For this release he gave them one sor sparrow-hawk.

No. 7.—At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. John the Baptist, 6 Edward I. [8th July, 1278].

Between John, son of John de Halthon, and Cecily his wife, plaintiffs, and William de Sale, and Cecily, his wife, impedients of one messuage, and half an oxgang of land in Holyenworth, (fn. 5) respecting which a plea of warranty of charter had been summoned between them.

William and Cecily acknowledged the tenement to be the right of Cecily, wife of John, as that which John and Cecily had by their gift, to hold to them and the heirs of Cecily, rendering yearly to William and Cecily, and the heirs of Cecily, in perpetuity, 13d. at the feast of St. Martin in Winter, for all service; with remainder to William and Cecily and the heirs of Cecily.

No. 8.—At Westminster, on the Octave of St. Martin, 6 Edward I. [18th November, 1278].

Between Adam de Ryston, plaintiff, and Gilbert de Ryston, deforciant, of the Manor of Ryston [Rishton]. (fn. 6)

Gilbert acknowledged the Manor to be the right of Adam. For this acknowledgment Adam granted it to him, except eighty acres of land therein called Gundeclyf [Cunliffe], and Sydebiht, to hold for life, rendering yearly a rose at the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and performing the services due to the chief lords of the fee. After the decease of Gilbert the manor to revert to Adam and his heirs. And be it known that Gilbert shall not make any waste, sale, destruction or alienation of the houses, underwoods, hays or gardens belonging to that manor.

[Endorsed].—And Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, puts in his claim.

No. 9.—At York, on the Octave of St. Michael, 7 Edward I. [6th October, 1279].

Between William, son of William de Kellet, plaintiff, and John de Tatham, tenant of the manors of Tatham and Ireby.

William acknowledged the manors to be the right of John, and quit-claimed them to him and his heirs in perpetuity. For this release John, at the instance of William, granted to William, son of Geoffrey de Wytingham, the manor of Heygham, (fn. 7) to hold of John and his heirs for ever, rendering yearly 2s., to wit, one moiety at the feast of St. Martin, and the other at Pentecost.

No. 10.—At Westminster, on the Morrow of all Souls, 7 Edward I. [3rd November, 1279].

Between Robert de Prees, plaintiff, and William, Prior of Kertmel, tenant, by William de Oxclyve, put in his place, of the manor of Kertmel, except one hundred and one acres of land; and between the said Robert, plaintiff, and Robert le Waleys, tenant, by the said William, of sixty acres of land in the said manor; and between the said Robert de Prees, plaintiff, and Robert de Aykesheued, tenant, by the said William, of eleven acres of land in the said manor; and between the said Robert de Prees, plaintiff, and Thomas de Wynder, tenant, by the said William, of thirty acres of land in the said manor.

Robert de Prees quit-claimed to the Prior and his successors, and to his church of Kertmel, and to Robert le Waleys, Robert de Aykesheued, and Thomas, all his right and claim in the said tenements. For this release the Prior gave him eighty marks of silver.

No. 11.—At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Martin, 8 Edward I. [25th November, 1279].

Between the Lord the King, plaintiff, and Theobald le Butyler, deforciant of the advowson of the Church of Kyrkeham.

Theobald acknowledged the advowson to be the right of the Lord the King, and quit-claimed it to him and his heirs in perpetuity. For this release the King gave him one sor goshawk.

No. 12.—At Westminster, on the Octave of St. Michael, 8 Edward I. [6th October, 1280].

Between Robert de Wylers, plaintiff, and Gilbert de Haleshale, tenant of two parts of the manor of Haleshale; (fn. 8) and between the said Robert, plaintiff, and the said Gilbert, whom Hugh de Worthington and Dyonis, his wife, called to warrant, and who warranted to them the third part of the manor.

Robert acknowledged the manor to be the right of Gilbert, and quit-claimed it to him and his heirs in perpetuity. For this release Gilbert gave him ten marks of silver.

No. 13.—At Westminster, on the Morrow of St. Martin, 8 Edward I. [12th November, 1280].

Between Henry de Trafford, plaintiff, by Ranulph de la More put in his place, and Hugh le Mee and Alice, his wife, impedients of nine acres of land in Clyfton, respecting which a plea of warranty of charter had been summoned between them.

Hugh and Alice acknowledged the land to be the right of Henry, as that which he had by their gift, to hold to him and his heirs, of them and the heirs of Alice, in perpetuity, rendering yearly at Easter, one clove gillyflower, and performing for them the services due to the chief lords of the fee. For this acknowledgment Henry gave them eight marks of silver.

No. 14.—At Shrewsbury, on the Octave of St. Hilary, 10 Edward I. [20th January, 1282].

Between Richard, son of Hugh de Gulden, plaintiff, and Adam, son of Hugh de Guldene, and Eve, his wife, deforciants of one messuage, one oxgang of land, and the eighth part of a mill, with the appurtenances, except two acres of land in Baunford. (fn. 9)

Adam and Eve acknowledged the tenement to be the right of Richard, as that which he had by their gift, to hold to him and his heirs, of them and the heirs of Eve, in perpetuity, rendering yearly 12d. at the feast of St. Oswald. For this acknowledgment he gave them six marks of silver.

No. 15.—At Shrewsbury, on the Quindene of St. Michael, 10 Edward 1. [15th October, 1282].

Between Henry de Clifton and Margery, his wife, plaintiffs, by Warin de Neusum, put in their place, and Aline, formerly the wife of Richard de Cauncefeld, tenant, by William Wade, put in her place, of the moiety of the manor of Thirnum, (fn. 10) respecting which an assize of mort d'ancestor had been summoned between them.

Henry and Margery acknowledged the moiety of the manor to be the right of Aline, and quit-claimed it to her and her heirs, in perpetuity. For this release she gave them forty pounds sterling.

No. 16.—At Shrewsbury, on the Octave of St. Martin, 10 Edward I. [18th November, 1282].

Between Adam le Serjaunt of Hoton, plaintiff, and Richard le Tayllur and Alice, his wife, impedients of a messuage in Preston in Ammundrenesse, respecting which a plea of warranty of charter had been summoned between them.

Richard and Alice acknowledged the messuage to be the right of Adam, as that which he had by their gift, to hold of them and the heirs of Alice, in perpetuity, rendering yearly one penny at Pentecost, and performing the services due to the chief lords of the fee. For this acknowledgment he gave them ten marks of silver.

No. 17.—At Shrewsbury, on the Morrow of St. Martin, 10 Edward I. [12th November, 1282].

Between Baldewin, son of Madoc de Acton, plaintiff, and Madoc de Acton, deforciant, of a messuage and twenty acres of land in Acton (fn. 11) [Aughton].

Madoc acknowledged the tenement to be the right of Baldewin, as that which he had by the gift of Madoc, to hold during Madoc's life, rendering yearly 10s. at the Nativity of our Lord. After Madoc's death, Baldewin and his heirs shall be acquitted of the said payment and hold the tenement of the chief lords of the fee, by the services thereto belonging.

No. 18.—At Shrewsbury, on the Morrow of St. Martin, 10 Edward I. [12th November, 1282].

Between John le Waleys, plaintiff, by Randle de la More, put in his place, and Robert, son of Roger Aghton, deforciant of a messuage and eleven acres of land in Aghton [Aughton].

Robert acknowledged the tenement to be the right of John, as that which he had by the gift of Robert. For this acknowledgment John granted it to him for life, rendering yearly one penny, at the feast of St. Michael, with remainder to John and his heirs, to hold of the chief lords of the fee, by the services thereto belonging.

No. 19.—At Shrewsbury, on the Morrow of St. Martin, 10 Edward I. [12th November, 1282].

Between Simon, son of Simon de Bykerstath, plaintiff, and Simon de Bikerstath, deforciant of a messuage and six score acres of land in Aghton [Aughton].

Simon acknowledged the tenement to be the right of Simon, son of Simon, as that which he had by his gift to hold during Simon's life, rendering yearly thirty shillings sterling at the Nativity of our Lord, and after Simon's decease to be acquitted thereof, and to hold the tenement of the chief lords of the fee, by the services thereto belonging.

No. 20.—At Shrewsbury, on the Quindene of St. Michael, 10 Edward I. [13th October, 1282].

Between Robert de Brunynton, plaintiff, by Adam, son of Robert de Bruninton, put in his place, and Benedict de Dewysnape and Hawys, his wife, deforciants of the moiety of an oxgang of land in Denton.

Benedict and Hawys acknowledged the land to be the right of Robert, and quit claimed it to him and his heirs, in perpetuity. For this release he gave them six marks of silver.

No. 21.—At Shrewsbury, on the Octave of St. Martin, 10 Edward I. [18th November, 1282].

Between Henry Du Lee, (fn. 12) plaintiff, by William de Derby, put in his place, and Edmund ffytun, deforciant of 4s. 3d. rent in Alreton [Ollerton, parish of Leyland].

Edmund acknowledged the rent, with the appurtenances, as well in homages of free men, wards, reliefs, escheats, and all other things thereto belonging, to be the right of Henry, and rendered it to him, and quit-claimed it for ever. For this release Henry gave him four marks of silver.

Footnotes

1 Barton-upon-Irwell, parish of Eccles.
2 See Whitaker's History of Whalley, s. t. Accrington, vol. ii., p. 285.
3 This and the succeeding concord relate to the appointment of dower to Christiana, wife of William de la Hackyng, and apparently widow of Richard de Trafford, by her two sons or step-sons, Henry de Trafford and Geoffrey de Chadderton. We may accordingly expect to find a fairly complete statement of the estates which Richard de Trafford during his lifetime had divided between his two sons. The elder, Henry, received Trafford, and estates in the townships of Stretford, Chorlton and Withington. The younger, Geoffrey, received estates in Cheetham, Crompton, Sholver, Coventre (?), Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne, Chorlton, Withington, Middleton, Wolstenholme, and Butterworth.
An early reference to Trafford occurs in a schedule of the ferm of Salford Hundred, of which some entries belong to the time of Henry II. and Richard I., the rest to the time of John. "De firma terræ Roberti filii Radulphi de Traford in Traford v.s." (Pipe Roll, 10 Henry III.) This Robert died shortly before 1205, in which year "Henry de Traford gives 40s. for his relief of half a carucate of land with appurtenances in Traford." (Pipe Roll, 8 John, m. 7). In the Survey of 1212, Henry de Trafford appears as holding four oxgangs of land [in Trafford] in chief of the King in thanage by the yearly service of 5s. (Testa ii., f. 827). Henry died in 1221, and on the 3rd November, the same year, "Richard, son of Henry de Trafford, made fine by 20s. for his relief of land which was his father's, whose heir he is, which Richard ought to hold of us," i.e., of the King in chief. (Fine Roll, 6 Henry III., m. 9).
Hamon de Massy, of Dunham Massy, held Stretford in 1212 by serjeanty. Henry de Stretford, who may possibly be the same person as Henry de Trafford, held two oxgangs of Hamon for 4s. yearly service. (Testa ii., f. 827). Afterwards, i.e., circa 1250, Hamon de Massy IV. gave the whole town of Stretford to his daughter Maud, who, afterwards, as the widow of Roger Pain of Ashburn, released Stretford to Henry de Trafford. (Trafford Muniments). In the year 1284, Henry de Trafford had a charter of free warren in his Manors of Trafford and Stretford. (Charter Roll, 12 Edward I., No. 24).
In the year 1212, Henry de Trafford held five oxgangs of land in Chorlton of Gospatrick de Chorlton by the yearly service of 6s. 3d. (Testa ii., f. 827). His great-grandson, Sir Henry de Trafford, Knt., held this estate in 1320, together with certain tenements in Ancoats.
The other estates, which were held in 1278 by Geoffrey de Chadderton, appear to have been acquired by Richard de Trafford in marriage with an heiress of the house of Cheetham. This, however, requires confirmation.
4 See note to No. 5.
5 Hollingworth, a hamlet of Butterworth, parish of Rochdale. John de Halthon, i.e., Halcton, or West Houghton is usually described as John de Rylands. Several interesting documents relating to this family, and the estate in Hollingworth, will be found in the Appendix.
6 According to the Plea Rolls, the Manor of Rishton was given in the 30 Henry III., 1245-6, by Robert de Praers to Gilbert, son of Henry de Blackburn, in frank marriage with his sister Margaret, "by name of the whole town of Rustone being two carucates." (History of Whalley, vol. ii., p. 405; and De Banco Roll, 6-7 Edward III., m. 265). The date 1245-6 must be wrong, however, for the Feodary of 1242, says "Gilbert, son of Henry, holds the tenth part of a knight in Ruston of the said [Earl of Lincoln's] fee, and it belongs to the dower of the Countess." (Testa ii., f. 789). Gilbert and Margaret had issue a son Henry, who had issue Gilbert, the defendant in the above concord. Probably Adam, the plaintiff, was an elder brother of Gilbert, the younger.
7 Higham. This place has not been identified.
8 Cf. note to No. 159, temp. Henry III., p. 129.
9 Bamford, parish of Bury.
10 Thurnham, near Lancaster. Cf. note to No. 133, temp. Henry III., p. 113. The sister and heir of Robert le Fleming is here called "Aline," instead of Alice. Thurnham was her estate in her own right; but this concord suggests that Margery, wife of Henry de Clifton (note, p. 130), was her sister. The said Margery received £40 sterling to relinquish her right in favour of her sister's child, John de Cantsfield.
11 Cf. note to No. 44, temp. Henry III., pp. 64–5. Madoc de Acton, deforciant in this concord, appears to have been brother of Guy, son of Madoc, who was killed in Wales in the earlier part of the year 1282. Madoc, son of Madoc, son of Blethin, gave to his elder brother, Ayuon, all his patrimony in the vill of Acton. Witnesses—Madoc de Acton, Symon de Bykerstat, Adam de Ryxton, Richard de Gynnebroke, Richard de la Wodefal and Colyn Blundell. (Ince Charters).
12 Cf. note to No. 82, temp. Henry III., p. 83. Ollerton is a hamlet in the township of Withnel, and in the district formerly known as Gunolvesmores.