Lancashire Fines
35-45 Edward III

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William Farrer (editor)

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1902

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'Lancashire Fines: 35-45 Edward III', Final Concords for Lancashire, Part 2: 1307-77 (1902), pp. 168-185. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52555 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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Lancaster. Edward III.

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137. (fn. 1) At Westminster, on the Morrow of St. Martin, 35 Edward III. [12th November, 1361].

Between Richard de Coldecotes, chaplain, and John de Croenton, chaplain, plaintiffs, and Hugh, son of Adam de Cliderhou, chivaler, and Isabella, his wife, deforciants of 8 messuages, 60 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow, and 2 acres of pasture, and 14s. 8d. of rent in Cliderhou [Clitheroe].

Hugh and Isabella acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Richard; to have and to hold to him and his heirs, for which Richard and John gave them 100 marks.

138. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Michael, 35 Edward III. [13th October, 1361.]

Between John de Berdeshull, plaintiff, and Adam del Clogh, and Matilda, his wife, deforciants of a messuage, 12 acres of land, and 6 acres of meadow in Honeresfeld [Hundersfield, par. Rochdale].

Adam and Matilda remitted all right to John and his heirs, for which John gave them 20 marks.

139. At Westminster, at one month from Easter Day, 36 Edward III. [15th May, 1362].

Between Edmund de Wasshyngton, plaintiff, and David de Hesham, deforciant of a messuage in Lancastre.

David acknowledged the said messuage to be the right of Edmund; to have and to hold to him and his heirs, for which Edmund gave him 30li.

140. At Westminster, at one month from Easter Day, 37 Edward III. [30th April, 1363].

Between Robert de Swilyngton, (fn. 2) the elder, knight, plaintiff, and Walter Tebaud, parson of the church of Burghwaleys, and John de Nevill, deforciants of the castle of Horneby and the manor of Mellyng, with the appurtenances, except the Chase of Rebournedale in the same manor.

Walter and John granted the said castle and manor to Robert for his life, after his decease to remain to Robert de Nevill, of Horneby, chivaler, the younger, and Margaret, his wife, and to the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default to remain to the right heirs of the said Robert de Nevill, for which Robert de Swilyngton gave them 300 marks.

141. At Westminster, on the Morrow of the Ascension 38 Edward III. [3rd May, 1364].

Between Richard de Grenacres, chivaler, and Joan, his wife, plaintiffs, and Lawrence Noel, deforciant of the manor and chase of Merlay [Great Mearley]. (fn. 3)

Laurence granted the said manor and chase to Richard and Joan; to have and to hold to them and to the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default to remain to the right heirs of Richard, for which Richard and Joan gave him 200 marks.

142. At Westminster, on the Morrow of the Ascension, 38 Edward III. [3rd May, 1364].

Between Lawrence Noel, plaintiff, and Richard de Grenacres, chivaler, and Joan, his wife, deforciants of the moiety of the manor of Reued [Read].

Richard and Joan acknowledged the said moiety to be the right of Lawrence; to have and to hold to him and his heirs, for which Lawrence gave them 100 marks.

143. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Holy Trinity, 38 Edward III. [2nd June, 1364].

Between Henry le Norreys, chivaler, plaintiff, by John de Blakeburn put in his place, and John, son of Roger Daukynson, of Halewode, and Joan, his wife, deforciants of a messuage and 19 acres of land in Hale.

John and Joan acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Henry; to have and to hold to him and his heirs, for which Henry gave them 20 marks.

144. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Michael, 39 Edward III. [13th October, 1365].

Between Richard Eliotson, of Cliderowe, plaintiff, and John Ferraunt, of Skypton, and Margery, his wife, deforciants of a messuage in Cliderowe.

John and Margery remitted all right to Richard and his heirs, for which Richard gave them 10 marks.

145. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Easter Day, 39 Edward III. [27th April, 1365].

Between William de Holand, of Hale, plaintiff, and William, son of Roger le Mayrsone, and Alice, his wife, deforciants of a messuage and 15 acres of land in Hale.

The deforciants remitted all right to William and his heirs, for which William granted a rent of 11s. every year to William and Alice for their lives.

146. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Easter Day, 40 Edward III. [19th April, 1366].

Between Simon Davidson, of Lancastre, plaintiff, and Henry Erle, of Lancastre, and Matilda his wife, deforciants of a messuage in Lancastre.

Henry and Matilda remitted all right to Simon and his heirs, for which Simon gave them 10 marks.

147. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Easter Day, 40 Edward III. [19th April, 1366], and afterwards recorded on the Octave of Holy Trinity in the same year [7th June, 1366].

Between William de Bridekirke, plaintiff, and Nicholas, son of Ralph, son of William de Frekelton, and Isabella his wife, deforciants of a messuage and 7 acres of land in Warton, in Amondernesse.

Nicholas and Isabella remitted all right to William and his heirs, for which William gave them 10 marks.

148. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Michael, 40 Edward III. [13th October, 1366].

Between Henry de Shotlesworth and Agnes his wife, plaintiffs, and John de Briddestwisell, chaplain, deforciant of a messuage, a mill, 80 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, and 8 acres of wood in Bilyngton and Aghton [Aighton].

Henry and Agnes acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of John; to have and to hold to him and his heirs, for which John gave them 20 marks.

149. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Michael, 40 Edward III. [13th October, 1366].

Between John de Camsale, chaplain, and Henry del Causee, chaplain, plaintiffs, and Alan de Raynford and Agnes his wife, deforciants of a fourth part of a moiety of the manor of Billynge, (fn. 4) except 8 messuages and 200 acres of land.

Alan and Agnes acknowledged the said fourth part to be the right of John, for which John and Henry granted it to Alan and Agnes for their lives, after their decease to remain to Robert de Eves and his heirs.

150. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Michael, 41 Edward III. [13th October, 1367].

Between John, son of John de Baylay, plaintiff, and Adam, son of John de Blakeburn, of Bylyngton, and Alice, his wife, deforciants of 3 messuages, 33 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow, and 11 acres of wood in Aghton [Aighton] in Blakeburneshire.

Adam and Alice acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of John, to have and to hold to him and his heirs. Moreover Adam and Alice granted for themselves and the heirs of Alice that a third part of the said tenements which Thurstan le Bakestere, of Wygan, and Mabel, his wife, held in dower of the said Mabel on the day this agreement was made, after Mabel's decease should remain to the said John and his heirs, for which John gave them 40 marks.

151. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Hilary, 40 Edward III. [27th January, 1366], and afterwards recorded on the Quindene of Easter Day, 41 Edward III. [2nd May, 1367].

Between John de Blakeburn, of Gerstan, plaintiff, and Ellen, daughter of Simon Jankynson, of Gerstan, deforciant of 3 messuages, 30 acres of land, and 3d. of rent in Gerstan [Garston].

Ellen acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of John, and she granted the said rent to John together with the homages and all the services of Henry le Norreys, of Speek, chivaler, Adam de Myntyng, and William Jankynson Hulleson, of Gerstan, and of their heirs in respect of the tenements which they formerly held of the said Ellen in the said town; to have and to hold to him and to his heirs. Moreover, Ellen granted that the said tenements which the said Henry le Norreys held for the term of the life of Ellen, the wife of Henry de Torbok, of Gerstan, of the inheritance of the said Ellen, daughter of Simon, after the decease of Ellen, wife of Henry, should remain to the said John and his heirs, for which John gave her 100 marks.

152. At Westminster, on the Octave of St. Hilary, 41 Edward III. [20th January, 1368], and afterwards recorded on the Octave of St. Hilary in the said year (sic).

Between Henry de Scaresbrek, plaintiff, and Simon del Helmes, and Dionisia, his wife, deforciants of 3½ acres of land and the sixth part of a messuage in Hurleton and Scaresbrek.

Simon and Dionisia acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Henry; to have and to hold to him and his heirs. Moreover Simon and Dionisia granted for themselves and the heirs of Dionisia, that one acre and a half of land and the said sixth part, which John Salter, "Taillour," and Katherine, his wife, held for the term of Katherine's life on the day this agreement was made, after Katherine's decease should remain to the said Henry and his heirs, for which Henry gave them 10 marks.

153. At Westminster, on the Octave of St. Michael, 42 Edward III. [6th October, 1368].

Between Thurstan, son of William de Holand, knight, plaintiff, and Roger le Broune, of Ines, and Margery his wife, William Hert, of Orell, and Matilda his wife, and John del Heth, of Kenyan, "Taillour," and Margaret his wife, deforciants of a messuage, 16 acres of land, 18 acres of meadow, 80 acres of pasture, and 16 acres of wood in Harewode, near "Bolton o'the Mores."

The deforciants granted the said tenements to Thurstan (fn. 5) ; to have and to hold to him and to the heirs of his body, in default to remain to William de Holand, of Clifton, for his life, after his decease to remain to Otho, son of the said William de Holand, and to the heirs male of his body, in default to remain to John, son of Alice de Cobolers, and to the heirs male of his body, in default to remain to Robert, son of Alice de Cobolers, and to the heirs male of his body, in default to remain to Robert de Holand, chivaler, and to his heirs, for which Thurstan gave them 100 marks.

154. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Easter Day, 42 Edward III. [23rd April, 1368].

Between Richard de Grenacres, chivaler, plaintiff, and Lawrence Nowel, and Katherine, his wife, deforciants of 20li. of rent issuing from the manor of Reued [Read].

Lawrence and Katherine acknowledged the said rent to be the right of Richard; to have and to take every year by the hands of the said Lawrence and Katherine, and the heirs of Katherine, for which Richard gave them 100li.

155. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Easter Day, 42 Edward III. [23rd April, 1368].

Between Richard de Blakeburn, plaintiff, and John de Gayregrave and Cecilia, his wife, deforciants of a messuage and an oxgang of land in Wyswal.

John and Cecilia remitted all right to Richard and his heirs, for which Richard gave them 20 marks.

156. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Michael, 43 Edward III. [13th October, 1369].

Between Robert Pacok, of Eccleston, and Agnes, his wife, plaintiffs, and John Pacok, of Eccleston, deforciant of 2 messuages and 2 oxgangs of land in Great Eccleston and Little Eccleston in Aumondernesse.

Robert and Agnes acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of John, for which John granted them to Robert and Agnes; to have and to hold to them and to the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default one messuage and one oxgang of land in Great Eccleston to remain to the right heirs of the said Robert, and the residue, in the said towns, to remain to the right heirs of the said Agnes.

157. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Hilary, 43 Edward III. [27th January, 1369].

Between William, son of John de Chadewyk, and Agnes, his wife, plaintiffs, and Geoffrey Lyghtolers, and Cecilia, his wife, deforciants of 2 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, and a third part of 2 messuages in Spotlond.

Geoffrey and Cecilia granted the said tenements to William and Agnes; to have and to hold to them and to the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default to remain to the right heirs of Agnes, for which William and Agnes gave them 20 marks.

158. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Hilary, 43 Edward III. [27th January, 1369].

Between William, son of John de Chadewyk, and Agnes his wife, plaintiffs, and Adam de Clegge, and Agnes his wife, deforciants of a messuage, 8 acres of land, and 6 acres of meadow in Spotlond.

Adam and Agnes granted the said tenements to William and Agnes; to have and to hold to them and the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default to remain to the right heirs of Agnes, wife of William, for which William and Agnes gave them 20 marks.

159. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Hilary, 43 Edward III. [27th January, 1369].

Between William, son of John de Chadewyk, and Agnes his wife, plaintiffs, and Adam del Brok, and Margaret his wife, deforciants of a messuage, 5 acres of land, and 8 acres of meadow in Spotlond.

Adam and Margaret granted the said tenements to William and Agnes; to have and to hold to them and to the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default to remain to the right heirs of Agnes, for which William and Agnes gave them 20 marks.

160. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Hilary, 43 Edward III. [27th January, 1369].

Between Robert de Rediche, chaplain, plaintiff, and William, son of John de Chadewyk, and Agnes his wife, deforciants of 2 messuages, 24 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow, and 12 acres of wood in Ryton.

William and Agnes acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Robert; to have and to hold to him and his heirs, for which Robert gave them 20 marks.

161. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Easter Day, 43 Edward III. [27th January, 1369].

Between John de Morlay and John de Bridtwysill, chaplain, plaintiffs, and Simon de Morlay, and Ellen, his wife, deforciants of 5 messuages, 3 tofts, 1 mill, 104 acres of land, 18 acres of meadow, 6 acres of wood, and 1 acre of moor in Bilyngton, Dynkedelay [Dinckley] in Blakeburneshire and Kenyan in Westderby.

Simon and Ellen acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of John de Bridtwisill, for which John granted them to Simon and Ellen; to have and to hold to them and to the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default to remain to the heirs of the body of the said Ellen, in default to remain to Hugh de Clyderowe, chivaler, and to the heirs of his body, in default to remain to Henry, son of Richard de Tounelay, and the heirs of his body, in default to remain to the right heirs of Ellen.

162. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Easter Day, 43 Edward III. [15th April, 1369].

Between Richard, son of William de Radeclif, and Isabella, his wife, plaintiffs, and Richard de Longleye, and Joan his wife, deforciants of the manor of Prestwyche and of the advowson of the church of the said manor.

The deforciants granted the said manor and advowson to Richard and Isabella for their lives, rendering to Richard and Joan, and to the heirs of Joan, 5 marks by the year, for which Richard and Isabella gave them 100 marks.

163. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Easter Day, 43 Edward III. [15th April, 1369].

Between Thomas, son of Adam Banastre, knight, (fn. 6) plaintiff, and William del Howe, and Isabella, his wife, deforciants of the manor of Thorp in Bretherton.

William and Isabella remitted all right to Thomas and his heirs, for which Thomas gave them 200 marks.

164. At Westminster, on the Octave of St. John the Baptist, 43 Edward III. [1st July, 1369].

Between Bernard, parson of the church of Claghton, in Lonesdale, and Thomas, son of Adam de Blakeburn, plaintiffs, and Robert de Urswyk, the younger, and Margaret his wife, deforciants of the manor of Uprauclyf [Upper Rawcliffe]. (fn. 7)

Robert and Margaret acknowledged the said manor to be the right of Thomas; to have and to hold to the said Bernard and Thomas, and to the heirs of Thomas, for which Bernard and Thomas gave them 100 marks.

165. At Westminster, on the Octave of Holy Trinity, 43 Edward III. [3rd June, 1369].

Between Robert de Syngleton, plaintiff, and Robert, son of Edmund de Dacre, and Goditha, his wife, deforciants of a messuage, 60 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, and 15 acres of pasture in Wodeplumpton.

The deforciants acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Robert de Syngleton; to have and to hold to him and his heirs, for which Robert de Syngleton gave them 100 marks.

166. At Westminster, on the Octave of St. Michael, 44 Edward III. [6th October, 1370].

Between Michael de Tatersale, and Alice, his wife, plaintiffs, and Nicholas de Kyghlay, and Joan his wife, deforciants of a messuage and 3 oxgangs of land in Worstorn [Worsthorne] and Hirstwode. (fn. 8)

Nicholas and Joan granted the said tenements to Michael and Alice; to have and to hold to them and to the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default to remain to the right heirs of Michael, for which Michael and Alice gave them 20li.

167. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Martin, 44 Edward III. [25th November, 1370].

Between William de Tunstall, plaintiff, and Robert de Dykheved, and Isolda his wife, deforciants of the manors of Overburgh [Over Burrow] and Nethirburgh [Nether Burrow] (fn. 9) in Lonesdale, and of one oxgang of land, 6s. 8d. of rent, and two parts of 13 acres of pasture in Leek [Leck] in Lonesdale.

Robert and Isolda remitted all right to William and his heirs, for which William gave them 200li.

168. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Michael, 44 Edward III. [16th October 1370].

Between William de Singleton, plaintiff, and John de Neusum, of Preston, "Barker," and Ellen his wife, deforciants of a messuage and 20 acres of land in Preston in Amondernesse.

John and Ellen remitted all right to William and his heirs, for which William gave them 10 marks.

169. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Easter Day, 44 Edward III. [28th April, 1370], and afterwards recorded on the Octave of Holy Trinity in the said year [16th June, 1370].

Between William de Singelton, plaintiff, and John de Neusum, of Preston, "Barker," and Ellen his wife, deforciants of two messuages in Preston in Amonderness.

John and Ellen remitted all right to William and his heirs, for which William gave them 20 marks.

170. At Westminster, on the morrow of St. Martin, 45 Edward III. [12th November, 1371].

Between John, son of John de Croft, of Dalton, plaintiff, and Adam de Torbok, of Burgh, and Alice his wife, and William Erle, of Burgh, and Agnes his wife, deforciants of a toft and 8 acres of land in Dalton in Kendale.

The deforciants acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of John; to have and to hold to him and his heirs. Moreover, the deforciants granted that 4 acres of the said land, which John Thomasyn held for term of life by the law of England, of the inheritance of the said Alice and Agnes, on the day this concord was made, after the decease of the said John Thomasyn, should remain to John, son of John, and his heirs, for which John, son of John, gave them 20s.

171. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Holy Trinity, 45 Edward III. [15th June, 1371]. and afterwards recorded on the Octave of St. Michael in the said year [6th October; 1371].

Between John de Blakeburn, of Gerstan, plaintiff, and William de Blakeburn, of Moudeslegh, deforciant of 1 messuage, 60 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow, and 3 acres of pasture in Walton in la Dale, which John de Sotheworth, of Walton in la Dale, holds for term of life by the law of England.

William granted that the said tenements after the decease of John de Sotheworth should remain to the said John de Blakeburn and his heirs, for which John de Blakeburn gave him 20 marks.

172. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Michael, 45 Edward III. [13th October, 1371].

Between John de Horneby, parson of the church of Tatham, William de Sotheworth, chaplain, and John Smalwode, plaintiffs, and Adam Skilycorne, deforciant of 9 messuages, 86 acres of land, and 2 acres of meadow in Lancastre, Scotford, Neuton near Kirkham, and Prees.

Adam acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of John Smalwode; to have and to hold to the said John, William and John, and to the heirs of John Smalwode, for which the plaintiffs gave him 100 marks.

173. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Michael, 45 Edward III. [13th October, 1371].

Between Henry de Ryssheton, plaintiff, and Thomas del Yorderowes, of Burnhulle, and Margery his wife, deforciants of a moiety of an oxgang of land in Ryssheton.

Thomas and Margery remitted all right to Henry and his heirs, for which Henry gave them 100s.

174. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Easter Day, 45 Edward III. [20th April, 1371].

Between Thomas de Whytelegh, plaintiff, and John Hunte, of Mamcestre, and Agnes his wife, deforciants of a messuage in Mamcestre.

John and Agnes remitted all right to Thomas and his heirs, for which Thomas gave them 10 marks.

175. At Westminster, on the Octave of St. Martin, 40 Edward III. [18th November, 1366], and afterwards recorded on the Octave of Holy Trinity, 45 Edward III. [8th June, 1371].

Between Thomas de Rigmayden, plaintiff, and William de Couer, Ralph de Knoll, Richard de Sunderlond, and Roger de Gosenargh, chaplains, deforciants of a moiety of the manor of Wyresdale, except 15 messuages, 173 acres of land, 32 acres of meadow, and 2 acres of wood in the said moiety.

Thomas acknowledged the said moiety to be the right of William, for which the deforciants granted two parts to Thomas for his life. Moreover, the deforciants granted that the third part of the said moiety, except 2 messuages, 74 acres of land, 14 acres of meadow, and 12 acres of wood, which the said Thomas held for the term of the life of Leticia, wife of Richard le Molyneux (which said Richard and Leticia lately held it in dower of the said Leticia); and also that the said 2 messuages, 74 acres of land, 14 acres of meadow, and 12 acres of wood above excepted, after Leticia's decease, should remain to the said Thomas for his life, after his decease the said moiety, as is aforesaid, except also 18 messuages, 321 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, and 40 acres of wood, to remain to John, son of the said Thomas, and Margaret, daughter of Robert de Horneby, and to the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default to remain to the heirs of the body of the said John, in default to remain to Richard, brother of the said John, and to the heirs male of his body, in default to remain to William, brother of the said Richard, brother of John, and to the heirs male of his body, in default to remain to Peter, brother of the said William, and to the heirs male of his body, in default to remain to the heirs male of the body of the said Thomas, in default to remain to John, son of William de Bredkirk and Agnes his wife, daughter of the said Thomas, and to the heirs male of his body, in default to remain to the right heirs of the said Thomas. The said 18 messuages, 321 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, and 40 acres of wood above excepted to remain to the said John, son of Thomas, and to the heirs which the said John, son of Thomas, should beget by the said Margaret, in default to remain to the heirs of the body of the said John, in default to remain to the said Richard, brother of John, and to his heirs male aforesaid, in default to remain to the said Peter and to his heirs male aforesaid, in default to remain to the heirs male of the said Thomas, in default to remain to John, son of the said William and Agnes, and to his heirs male aforesaid, in default to remain to the right heirs of the said Thomas. (fn. 10)

176. (fn. 11) At Westminster, on the Octave of Holy Trinity, 45 Edward III. [7th June, 1371].

Between John Culhody, chaplain, plaintiff, and Ralph de Walton, chaplain, deforciant of 10 messuages, a mill, 100 acres of land, and 6 acres of meadow in Chorlegh, Walton in the Dale, Eccleston in Leylondshire, and Neuton in Makerfeld.

Ralph granted the said tenements to John for his life, after his decease to remain to James de Langeton, parson of the church of Wygan, John de Pilkyngton, parson of the church of Bury, Thomas de Chorlegh, parson of the church of Burnhull, Adam de Skilyngton, and Thomas le Warde, chaplain, for their lives, after their decease to remain to William de Chorlegh, the elder, and Margery his wife, and to the heirs of the body of the said William, in default to remain to William de Chorlegh, the younger, and to the heirs of his body, in default to remain to the right heirs of William de Chorlegh, the elder, for which John Culhody gave him 200 marks.

177. At Westminster, on the Octave of Holy Trinity, 45 Edward III. [8th June, 1371].

Between John, son of Simon de Bykerstath, plaintiff, and John Bas, of London, and Margaret his wife, deforciants of 3 messuages, 60 acres of land, and 60 acres of pasture in Aghton [Aughton] and Bykerstath,

John Bas and Margaret remitted all right to John and his heirs, for which John gave them 20 marks.

178. At Westminster, at one month from the day of St. Michael, 46 Edward III. [27th October, 1372].

Between Thomas de Forneby and Eleanor his wife, plaintiffs, and Thomas Marchall, deforciant of a third part of the manor of Aghton, near Bykerstath, and a fourth part of the manor of Dalton, near Lathum, and of the advowson of a moiety of the church of the said manor of Aghton.

Thomas de Forneby and Eleanor acknowledged the said parts and advowson to be the right of Thomas Marchall, for which Thomas Marchall granted them to Thomas and Eleanor; to have and to hold to them and to the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default to remain to the right heirs of Eleanor.

179. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Easter Day, 46 Edward III. [11th April, 1372].

Between Henry de Bradeshagh and Joan his wife, plaintiffs, and Richard de Hulton, chaplain, deforciant of a messuage, 80 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, and 40 acres of pasture in Lauton, Penyngton, and Abraham [Abram, anciently Adburgham].

Henry and Joan acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Richard, for which Richard granted them to Henry and Joan for their lives, after their decease to remain to Nicholas, their son, and to the heirs of his body, in default to remain to Geoffrey, brother of the said Nicholas, and to the heirs of his body, in default to remain to the heirs begotten of the bodies of the said Henry and Joan, in default to remain to the right heirs of Joan.

180. At Westminster, on the Octave of Holy Trinity, 46 Edward III. [30th May, 1372].

Between William del Lee and Isolda his wife, plaintiffs, and Thomas, son of Nicholas de Marchynton, and Thomas de Clayton, chaplain, deforciants of a moiety of the manor of Croston and Maudeslegh, and of a fourth part of the manors of Longeton and Lytherlond.

William and Isolda acknowledged the said moiety and fourth parts to be the right of Thomas, son of Nicholas, except messuages, 3 gardens, 32½ acres 8 perches of land, and 6 acres pasture in the said moiety, for which Thomas and Thomas granted the said moieties to William and Isolda; to have and to hold to them and to the heirs issuing of their bodies. Moreover, Thomas and Thomas granted for themselves and the heirs of Thomas, son of Nicholas, that one messuage and one garden and a moiety of one acre of land of the tenements above excepted, which John le Walker held for term of life, and that one messuage of the tenements above excepted, which William de Marhalgh held for term of life, and that one messuage which Joan del Grene held for term of life, and that one messuage and two gardens of the tenements above excepted, which William Banastre, chaplain, held for term of life, and that 26 acres and 8 perches of land of the tenements above excepted which Adam, son of Henry, held for term of life, and that 3 acres of land of the tenements above excepted, which Thomas, son of Richard, held for term of life, and that 3 acres of land of the tenements above excepted which Margery del Lone held for term of life, and also that 6 acres of pasture of the tenements above excepted which Alan de Solame held for term of life, of the inheritance of the said Thomas, son of Nicholas, in the said moiety, on the day this concord was made, after their decease should remain to the said William del Lee and Isolda and to their heirs aforesaid, in default the said moiety and fourth part, as is aforesaid, entirely to remain to the heirs of the body of the said William, in default to remain to Adam de Hoghton, knight, for his life, after his decease to remain to Richard, son of Adam de Hoghton, knight, and to the heirs of his body, in default to remain to the right heirs of the said William del Lee.

181. At Westminster, at one month from the day of St. Michael, 45 Edward III. [27th October, 1371], and afterwards recorded on the Octave of Holy Trinity, 46 Edward III. [30th May, 1372].

Between William de Bekaneshowe, plaintiff, and Robert, son of Robert, son of Richard de Bury, of Preston, deforciant of a messuage and 8 acres of land in Preston and Fysshewyk, which John del Grene and Matilda his wife hold for the term of Matilda's life.

Robert granted that after Matilda's decease the said tenements should remain to William and his heirs, for which William gave him 100s.

182. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Hilary, 44 Edward III. [27th January, 1370], and afterwards recorded on the Octave of St. Michael, 47 Edward III. [6th October, 1373].

Between William de Stokynbryg, plaintiff, and William, son of Adam de Crokawe, deforciant of one messuage, one toft, 12 acres of land, and 4 acres of meadow in Cokyrham [Cockerham].

William, son of Adam, acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of William de Stokynbryg; to have and to hold to him and his heirs, for which William de Stokynbryg gave him 20 marks.

Footnotes

1 Feet of Fines, Lancaster, File 32, 35–45 Edward III. Continued from File 28, page 129.
2 The Pedigree of Swillington is perplexing (See The Herald and Genealogist, iv, p. 225, et seq.; Thoroton's History of Notts, iii, p. 50). Robert de Swillington's life estate seems difficult to account for. His son and heir, Sir Roger Swillington, of Swillington, knt., married Joan, daughter of Sir Robert de Nevill, of Hornby, knt., and had issue Sir John Swillington, chivaler, died s.p., 6 Hen. V., and Margaret, daughter and heir, who married, first, William Hopton, esq., and had issue, Sir Arthur Hopton; secondly, Sir John Gray, of South Ingleby, co. Linc., knt., by whom she had no issue.
3 See Whitaker's Hist. of Whalley, edit. 1876, II, p. 110. Also Part i, p. 82, Lanc. Fines. This and the following Fine ratify an exchange of estates.
4 When the inquest of co. Lancaster was taken in A.D. 1212, Billinge and Winstanley were held in thanage by Adam de Bullinge of the lords of Makerfield, by the yearly service of 10s., and finding one judge or doomsman to the Court of Newton. This estate was rated to geld at half a ploughland, and one-third of it, being the manor of Winstanley, was held of Adam by Roger de Winstaneslegh, another third part in Billinge by Simon de Billinge. In or about the year 1246, Adam de Knowsley (or de Huyton) married Godith, who appears to have been daughter or grand-daughter and sole heir of Adam de Bullinge. In 1252, Adam and Godith, by Fine made at Westminster, confirmed the manor of Winstanley to Adam de Wynstaneslegh—who was probably grandson of Roger de Wynstaneslegh living in 1212—together with a third part of the profits arising from aeries of hawks, pannage of swine and pasture in respect of his manor, in return for an acknowledgment of the right of Adam and Godith in the remaining two-thirds of these profits in the undivided commons, woods and wastes of Billinge and Winstanley. Adam de Knowsley was the father of Henry de Huyton, who is erroneously stated by one of the Randle Holmes (Harl. MS., 2,042, fol. 273) to have married "Mary, daughter and heir to . . . Billinge." At the Assizes held at Lancaster in 1292, an assize came to recognize if Henry de Huton, Adam de Bulling (son or grandson of William de Bullinge, whose father Simon held half of Billinge in 1212) and Roger de Winstaneslegh disseised Richard de Crokhurst of his free tenement in Bulling, estovers in 100 acres of wood for husbote and haybote, to wit to burn, to fence and to build, and pannage for his pigs, and of common of pasture in 100 acres of wood in Bulling. In answer Henry de Huyton stated that he was chief lord of two-thirds of the said town and Roger de Winstaneslegh of the other third part; that they approved from the wastes as chief lords as they pleased and that Richard has sufficient estovers outside that approvement, and that he was Henry's tenant. The plaintiff did not prosecute his suit (Assize Roll, no. 408, m. 12d.). To Henry succeeded his son Robert, who was the father of Robert the younger. Robert the elder made a settlement in 1321 (see p. 41 supra) of seven messuages and other lands here upon himself for life, with reversion after his decease to William his grandson, (son of Robert the younger) and his heirs. This William died without issue, and the manor of Billinge was then divided between his four sisters and coheirs, of whom (1) the eldest married a Huyton, probably of the same blood as his wife, from whom descended a William de Heyton, father of Richard, living 8 Henry IV. who had issue (2) Avice, married . . . . . and had issue a daughter Margaret, who married Roger de Bispham, from whom descended the Bisphams of Billinge; (3) the third daughter married a Winstanley, from whom descended Hugh de Winstanley who had issue; (4) Olive (?), the fourth daughter married . . . . de Billinge, from whom descended John de Billinge, who was the father of Richard, etc. By deed dated at Billinge, on Sunday before the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 43 Edward III. (1369), Avice, daughter of Robert de Huyton granted to Margaret her daughter, and the heirs of her body, the reversion of the fourth part of the manor of Bullinge, which Alan de Raynford and Agnes his wife, held for the term of their lives. At the sessions held at Lancaster, on Monday after Holy Cross, 10 Regality of John, Duke of Lancaster (1386), Roger de Bispham and Margaret his wife, recovered this fourth part against various persons who claimed a title thereto through a Robert, whom they alleged to be son and heir of the said Avice. It is this fourth part which is the subject of the above Fine, and Robert, the brother (?) of Margaret, wife of Roger de Bispham, here referred to, appears to be identical with Robert de Eves or Eues, who had the reversion of the premises under this Fine (Cf. the inquest taken after his death, Chetham Society, vol. xcv., p. 68). It would be interesting to ascertain the exact relationship between the Huytons of Billinge and Winstanley, and those of Huyton. In the achievement granted by St. George, Norroy King of Arms, in 1640, to Samuel Bispham of Billinge, esquire, the arms of Huyton, viz.: Azure, three eagles' legs erased Or, a chief of the last, Billinge, (ancient ?) viz: Gules, a chevron between three stags trippant (?) Argent, Dalton and another coat are quartered with Bispham (Harl. MS., 2,042, fol. 278 b.)
5 Cf. no. 82, ante, p. 165.
6 See Chetham Society, vol. xcv., p. 14, et seq.
7 The plaintiffs in this Fine appear to be feoffees of Robert de Urswick of Upper Rawcliffe and Margaret his wife. After the death without issue of John de Urswick, son and heir of the said Robert and Margaret, during the life time of the said Robert, his sisters became heirs to the manor after the death of their parents. By deed dated in 16 Henry VI. (1437–8) Joan, daughter of Roger (sic) de Kirkby and Ellen his wife, one of the daughters and coheirs of Sir Robert de Urswick and Margaret his wife, granted to John de Elswick, parson of Ribchester, Richard de Bailey, vicar of St. Michael's upon Wyre, William de Crokshagh, vicar of Poulton le Fylde, and Richard Brown, chaplain, her pourparty of the manor of Uprawcliffe, and all the lands in Uprawcliffe, Thistleton, Tatham, Goosnargh and Halghton, which belonged to her after the death of the said Robert and Margaret, her grand-parents and Ellen her mother (Kuerden's, folio MS., Chetham Library, p. 213.)
8 At this time Worsthorne and Hurstwood, which constituted one town rated at two ploughlands, were held by Alexander de Patryngton, Alexander de Nevill, Robert de Polle, and Roger de Thornton, in four equal parts. Michael de Tattersall held two oxgangs of Nevill and three-fourths of an oxgang of Polle. Subsequently this land was held by John Ormerod and his heirs in the time of Henry VIII. (MS. penes O. Folds, esq., of Burnley).
9 Richard de Burgh was one of the jurors on the inquest of co. Lancaster, taken at Midsummer, 1212. He held the manor of Burgh or Burrow of Roger Gernet, as parcel of the Forest Fee of the Master Serjeant of the Forest of Lancaster. Matthew de Burgh was his successor, and occurs 30 to 43 Henry III. According to the inquest taken after the death of Roger Gernet in 36 Henry III., 1252, Richard de Burgh and Matthew de Burgh held "Burgh" of the said Roger by knight's service. William de Burgh, son of Richard, succeeded, and in Hilary Term, 56 Henry III., 1272–3, was suing William le Boteler, probably his late guardian, for the manor of Little Burgh (Curia Regis Roll, no. 206, m. 5). It appears by the inquest taken after the death of Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, 25 Edward I., 1297, that William de Burgh held of him one ploughland in Burgh, rendering 8½d. at Midsummer—probably for ward of Lancaster Castle—and doing suit to County and Wapentake (Inquisitions, 25 Edward I., no. 51). Matthew de Burgh held lands here in 1292, and was probably a kinsman of William. In the 18 Edward II., 1324–5, Roger, son of Matthew de Burgh, held a rent of 23s. 6d. in Leck, and ten librates of land and rent in Burgh of Sir Ranulf de Dacre by knight's service (Inq. ad quod damnum, 18 Edward II., no. 197). Matthew, son of Roger de Burgh, succeeded, and was a defendant in a plea of trespass brought against him by the Abbot of Croxton in the King's Bench, 20 Edward III., 1346. He died before Trinity Term, 1350. Gilbert de Burgh occurs in 1358, but it does not appear whether he held the manor. It is probable that Matthew de Burgh was the last of the family in possession of the manor, and that he was in monetary difficulties at the time of his death. Of this there is evidence in the Plea Rolls. Isolda, wife of Robert de Dykehead, was probably a kinswoman of Matthew, and may have been compelled by straightened circumstances to alienate the manors of Over and Nether Burrow to William de Tunstall, whose descendants afterwards continued in possession of these manors for two hundred and fifty years.
10 This Fine corrects several errors in the pedigree of Rigmayden as given in Chetham Society, vol. cv, p. 214. The Richard le Molyneux named in this Fine was probably of Larbreck, being younger brother of Sir William le Molyneux, who died at Chateau-neuf in 1358. It would appear that Cecilia, his wife, was the widow of John de Rigmayden, who was the father of Thomas, the plaintiff in this Fine (cf. Fine no. 148, p. 51 supra).
11 Feet of Fines, Lancaster, File 33, 45–51 Edward III.