Lancashire Fines
Edward IV

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William Farrer (editor)

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1905

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'Lancashire Fines: Edward IV', Final Concords for Lancashire, Part 3: 1377-1509 (1905), pp. 131-140. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52571 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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Lancaster. Edward IV., A.D. 1461—1470, 1471—1483.

1 (m. 3). (fn. 1) At Lancaster, on Wednesday the morrow of St. Lawrence, 2 Edward IV. [11th August, 1462].

Between Thomas Neelson and Agnes, his wife, plaintiffs, and Matthew Bolton and Margaret, his wife, deforciants of . . . messuages (?), 50 acres of land, and 10 acres of meadow in Bolton in Lonesdale.

Matthew and Margaret remitted all right to Thomas and his heirs, for which Thomas gave them 100 marks.

2 (m. 23). (fn. 2) [At Lancaster, in the Court of the Lord King] Edward IV. [on Wednesday] the morrow of St. Lawrence [in the second year, 11th August, 1462].

Between Matthew [Bolton] (fn. 3) and Margaret, his wife, plaintiffs, and Thomas Neelson and Agnes, his wife, deforciants . . . . . . acres of land, and 10 acres of meadow in Preston in Amondernesse and Longton.

Thomas and Agnes remitted all right to Matthew and Margaret and to the heirs of Matthew, for which Matthew and Margaret gave them 100 marks.

3 (m. 6). (fn. 4) At Lancaster, on Thursday in the first week of Lent, 2 Edward IV. [11th March, 1462], and afterwards recorded on Wednesday in the second week of Lent, 3 Edward IV. [9th March, 1463].

Between William [Archbishop of York, and Alexander] (fn. 5) Radclif, plaintiffs, and Elizabeth, late the wife of Thomas Haryngton, knight, deforciant of the manors of Tateham and Hesame [Heysham], with the appurtenances, and . . . [torn], and also of 20 messuages, 500 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, and 200 acres of wood in Tateham and Hes[ame] . . .

[Elizabeth Haryngton] acknowledged the said manors, tenements, and advowson to be the right of the said Archbishop, for which the Archbishop granted them to Elizabeth for her life, after her decease to remain to James Haryngton, . . . . . . and to the heirs of his body, in default to remain to Robert Haryngton, brother of the said James, and to the heirs of his body, in default to remain to Margaret, Joan, Anne, Katherine, and Agnes, sisters of the said Robert, and to the heirs of their bodies, in default to remain to the right heirs of the said Elizabeth for ever.

4 (m. 24). At Lancaster, before John Nedeham and Thomas Litelton, justices, on Monday next after the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 7 Edward IV. [17th August, 1467].

Between Peter Legh, knight, and Edmund Lathum, plaintiffs, and Oliver Twisse, deforciant of a messuage and 20 acres of land in Wolston and Fernyhed.

Oliver remitted all right in the said tenement to Peter and Edmund and to the heirs of Peter for ever, for which Peter and Edmund gave him 20 marks. (fn. 6)

5 (m. 2). At Lancaster, on Monday next after the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, 7 Edward IV. [17th August, 1467].

Between William Leylond, plaintiff, and Otwell Wodehouse and Margaret, his wife, deforciants of a messuage, 34 acres of land, and 1 acre of meadow in Lauton with Kenyan.

Otwell and Margaret remitted all right to William and his heirs, for which William gave them 40li.

6 (m. 7). (fn. 7) At Lancaster, on Wednesday in the third week of Lent, . . . . . . before John Nedeham and Thomas Litelton, justices.

[Between Robert . . . . . . plaintiffs, and Henry Holme and Elizabeth, his wife, deforciants of a sixth part of the manor of Uprauclif, 24 . . . . . . acres of land, 60 acres of meadow, 500 acres of pasture, 10 acres of wood, 300 acres of . . . . . . shillings of rent in Uprauclif, Gosenargh, Halghton, Thystylton, and Tatam.

Henry and Elizabeth acknowledged the said sixth part to be the right of Robert, for which Robert granted it to the said Elizabeth, to have and to hold to the said Henry and Elizabeth for the life of the said Elizabeth, rendering a rose by the year at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, after Elizabeth's decease the said sixth part to revert to Robert and his heirs.

7 (m. 22). (fn. 8) At Lancaster, on Monday next before the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, . . . [torn] before John Nedeham and Thomas Litelton, justices.

[Between Thomas . . ., plaintiff, and William . . . and] Joan, his wife, deforciants of 2 messuages, 1 toft, 14 acres of land, 3 acres . . . . . . and Bolton on the Moors.

William and [Joan acknowledged the tenements] to be the right of the said Thomas for which [the said Thomas granted] to William and Joan a moiety of the said tenements, to have and to hold to the said [William and Joan for the] life of the said Joan, rendering a rose by the year for all service pertaining to Thomas and his heirs, after Joan's decease the said moiety to revert to Thomas and his heirs for ever.

8 (m. 21). (fn. 8) At Lancaster, on Friday in the third week of Lent, in the . . . year of the reign of Edward [IV.] . . . . . . (Nedeham and Litelton, justices).

Between Lambert . . . [and Henry] . . . [plaintiffs, and] Christopher Bolton and Margaret, his wife, deforciants of 5 messuages, 77 acres of land, 12 acres . . . [torn] rent . . . . . . in Bolton and Bare.

[Christopher and Margaret] acknowledged the said eighth part to be the right of the said Lambert [and Henry] . . . [torn] rent and eighth part of the gift of the said Christopher and Margaret, [to hold to the said] Lambert and Henry and the heirs of the said Lambert for ever. And likewise the said Christopher [and Margaret granted that] . . . acres of land, of the said tenements, which Agnes who was . . . . . . should remain to Lambert and Henry and to the heirs of Lambert, for which Lambert and Henry granted the said tenements and eighth part to Christopher and Margaret, to have and to hold to them and to the heirs of the body of the said Christopher, of the said Lambert and Henry and the heirs of Lambert, rendering a rose at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, in default of an heir of the body of the said Christopher the said tenements and eighth part to revert to Lambert and Henry and to the heirs of the said Lambert.

9. At Lancaster, before John Nedeham and Thomas Litleton, justices, on . . . day in the third week of Lent, 8 Edward IV. [21st–26th March, 1468].

James Stratberrel, chaplain, demands against Henry Hoghton, esquire, the manor of Hoghton, together with a moiety of the manor of Alston and 200 messuages, 3000 acres of land, 500 acres of meadow, 2000 acres of pasture, 300 acres of wood, 1000 acres of turbary, and 500 acres of moor in Hoghton, Lea, Alston, Grimsargh, Gosnergh, Chernoc Richard, Ashton by Preston, Hawith, Ravenmeles, Chipin, Hothersall, Dilworth, Whitle, Cumbrol [Cumeralgh, in Whittingham], Heton [by Lancaster], and Golborne, held of the King as of his Duchy of Lancaster.

Henry Hoghton vouches to warrant John Singleton of Lea, &c. James Stratberrel shall recover his seisin of the tenements to hold of the said Henry, and Henry shall have of the land of John Singleton to the like value. (fn. 9)

10. At Lancaster, on Monday (?) in the third (?) week of Lent, 8 Edward IV. [21st March, 1468].

Between Robert Spencer, chaplain, plaintiff, and John Tildesley, the elder, esquire, deforciant of the manor of Tildesley and 3 messuages, 200 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture, 24 acres of wood, and 20 acres of heath in Tildesley.

John Tildesley remitted all right to Robert, for which Robert gave him. . . . . . (fn. 10)

11 (m. 5). (fn. 11) At Lancaster, on Wednesday next after the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 10 Edward IV. [12th September, 1470].

Between Thurstan Grene, plaintiff, and William Grene, late of Hepay, co. Lancaster, chaplain, deforciant of 2 messuages and 17 acres of land in Hepay and Chorley.

Thurstan acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of William, for which William granted them to Thurstan, to have and to hold to the said Thurstan and to the heirs of his body, in default to remain to Richard Grene, son of the said James, and to the heirs of his body, in default a moiety to remain to Cecilia Grene and to the heirs of her body, in default the said moiety to remain to Cristiana Grene and to the heirs of her body, in default the said moiety to remain to Margery Broun and to the heirs of her body, in default the said moiety to remain to Isabella Broun and to the heirs of her body, in default to remain to the right heirs of Richard Grene, son of William Grene, for ever. Also, after the decease of the said Richard, son of James, the other moiety of the said tenements to remain to the said Cristiana and to the heirs of her body, in default to remain to the said Cecilia and to her heirs aforesaid, in default to remain to Margery [Broun and to her heirs aforesaid], in default to remain to the said Isabella and to her heirs aforesaid, in default to remain to the said Richard Grene, son of the said William, and to his heirs for ever.

12 (m. 3). At Lancaster, on Saturday next after St. Peter ad Vincula, 17 Edward IV. [2nd August, 1477].

Between Richard Birkheued, Robert Adlyngton, and Richard Fletcher, chaplain, plaintiffs, and James Bradshawe, son and heir of William Bradshawe 'del Hagh,' deforciant of the manor of Hagh, with the appurtenances, and of 1 water-mill and 40 acres of land in Wigan.

James acknowledged the said manor and tenements to be the right of the said Richard, Robert, and Richard, for which Richard, Robert, and Richard granted to James two parts of the said manor and the said tenements, together with the reversion of a third part of the said manor after the decease of Agnes, late the wife of William Bradshawe, which said third part the same Agnes held for the term of her life, to hold to the said James and to the heirs males of the said James begotten by the body of Joan, daughter of Alexander Standissh, esquire, in default to remain to Roger Bradshawe, son of the said James and Joan, and to the heirs males of his body, in default to remain to Ralph Bradshawe, brother of the said Roger, and to the heirs males of his body, in default to remain to William Bradshawe, brother of the said Ralph, and to the heirs males of his body, in default to remain to the heirs males of the body of William Bradshawe, father of the said James, in default to remain to the right heirs of the said James for ever.

13 (m. 2). At Lancaster, before John Nedham and Guy Fairfax, knight, justices, on Tuesday next after St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 18 Edward IV. [26th August, 1478].

Between Gilbert Risley, plaintiff, and John Sale and William Sale, son of the said John, deforciants of 7 messuages, 80 acres of land, and 6 acres of meadow in Bedford, Hyndley, and Westley.

John and William Sale acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Gilbert Rysley, for which Gilbert granted them to William Sale, the son, to have and to hold to the said William and to the heirs males of his body, in default to remain to John Sale, the father, and to the heirs males of his body, in default to remain to the right heirs of the said William Sale. (fn. 12)

14. At Lancaster, on Tuesday (?) next after St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 18 Edward IV. [26th August, 1478].

William Boteler demands against John Boteler one moiety of the manor of Whityll, 16 messuages, 40 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 20 acres of wood, 40 acres of moor, 300 acres of pasture in Whityll, and a messuage and 16 acres of land in Chorley.

John vouches to warrant Thurstan Anderton, son of Oliver Anderton. The demandant says that he was seised of half the manor of Whityll.

The demandant shall recover his seisin against the said John Boteler. (fn. 13)

15. At Lancaster, on Monday (?) next before St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 19 Edward IV. [23rd August, 1479].

Henry Faryngton demands against William Faryngton, esquire, 1 messuage, 16 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow, and 4 acres of wood in Faryngton and Leylond, which John Banastre of Walton gave to Geoffrey Faryngton and the heirs of his body, and which after the death of the said Geoffrey ought to descend to the said Henry as son and heir.

The demandant shall recover his seisin of the tenement against the said William. (fn. 14)

16. At Lancaster, on Monday (?) next before St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 19 Edward IV. [23rd August, 1479].

William Wade, chaplain, demands against John Athirton the manors of Athirton, Gartiswode, and Lostok, and 7 messuages, with the appurtenances in Astley, Bedford, Aspull, Hindley, and Insse.

John Athirton vouches to warrant Richard Gloucester, &c.

The demandant shall recover his seisin of the said manors and tenements against the said John. (fn. 15)

17. At Lancaster, on Monday (?) next before St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 19 Edward IV. [23rd August, 1479].

Edmund Southworth, clerk, demands against John Syngleton, son of Christopher Syngleton, and Margaret, his wife, and Robert Bradley, the manor of Thornley and 140 acres of land, &c., in Chepyn, Wheteley, and Aghton next Dutton.

John Syngleton vouches to warrant Nicholas Dilworth, &c.

The demandant shall recover his seisin of the said manor and tenements against the said John. (fn. 15)

18 (m. 1). (fn. 16) At Lancaster, on Monday next before St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 19 Edward IV. [23rd August, 1479].

Between George Syngleton and Nicholas Grene, chaplain, plaintiffs, and John Halghton, deforciant of 20 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow, 6 acres of wood, and 6s. 8d. of rent in Thornley.

John remitted all right to George and Nicholas and to the heirs of Nicholas, for which George and Nicholas gave him 20li.

19 (m. 4). (fn. 17) At Lancaster, on Monday next before St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 19 Edward IV. [23rd August, 1479].

Between Richard Assheton, esquire, and William Wodde, chaplain, plaintiffs, and John Athirton, esquire, and Joan, his wife, deforciants of the manors of Athirton, and Gartiswode.

John and Joan remitted all right to Richard and William and to the heirs of William, for which William gave them 100 marks.

20. At Lancaster, before John Nedham and Guy Fairfax, knight, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 20 Edward IV. [13th March, 1480].

Between John Barton, clerk, William Dode, chaplain, John Anderton, esquire, and Edmund Ashton, clerk, plaintiffs, and Ralph Ashton, knight, and Margery, his wife, deforciants of 27 messuages, 1000 acres of land, 500 acres of meadow, 1000 acres of pasture, 600 acres of wood, and 1000 acres of moor in Middleton [in Salford Hundred].

Ralph and Margery released all right in the said tenements to the plaintiffs, [who granted them to the said Ralph and Margery]. Moreover 8 messuages, 300 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, 200 acres of wood, and 300 acres of moor, which Alice Barton, widow, holds for the term of her life, after the decease of the said Alice shall remain to the plaintiffs, and 11 messuages, 200 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 100 acres of wood, and 300 acres of moor, parcel of the said premises, which Margaret Barton, widow, holds for the term of her life, and 2 messuages, 100 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 40 acres of wood, and 100 acres of moor, which Richard Barton holds for the term of his life of the inheritance of the said Margery, and 6 messuages, 40 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, 160 acres of wood, and 300 acres of moor (the residue of the said tenements), which Ralph Barton holds for the term of his life shall, after the decease of the said Margaret, Richard, and Ralph, remain to the said plaintiffs. (fn. 18)

21. At Lancaster, before Guy Fairfax and Richard Pigot, justices, on day in the fourth week of Lent, 21 Edward IV. [17th March, 1481].

John Abraham wrongfully disseised Henry Byron (sic), Constance, his wife, James Holt and Isabel, his wife, of their free tenement in Abraham, namely, of 7 messuages, 124 acres of land, and 10 acres of meadow.

It is conceded that Henry, Constance, James, and Isabel shall recover their seisin of the said tenements. (fn. 19)

22. At Lancaster, on in the week of Lent, 20 Edward IV. [ March, 1480].

Hugh Calveley, knight, John Parre, William Botiller, and William Tatton demand against Geoffrey Mascy, knight, and Isabel, his wife, the manors of Workeslegh and Hulton, a mill, 2000 acres of land with the appurtenances in Workeslegh, Hulton, Salford, and Manchester.

Geoffrey vouches to warrant Robert Hogh, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin of the said manors and tenements against the said Geoffrey. (fn. 20)

23. At Lancaster (probably in Lent, 22 Edward IV.) [ March, 1482].

Robert Dalton demands against Margaret Dalton, widow, Richard Dalton, esquire, and Elizabeth, his wife, a moiety of the manor of Croston, and 20 messuages, &c., in Bispham, Mawedesley, and Dalton.

Margaret, Richard, and Elizabeth vouch to warrant William Wrennowe, &c.

The demandant shall recover his seisin of the tenements against the said Margaret and the others. (fn. 21)

24. At Lancaster (probably in Lent, 22 Edward IV.) [March, 1482].

John Langley, esquire, Allan Holt, and John Urmeston demand against William Talbot and Alice, his wife, the manor of Shotilworth, and 11 messuages, &c., in Hapton, Huncote, and Clyderowe.

William and Alice vouch to warrant Henry Walker, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against William and Alice. (fn. 22)

Fines paid for various writs of Different Dates.

(Duchy of Lancaster, Close Roll, no. 3. Deputy Keeper's 37th Report, App. no. 2, pp. 176–8.)

1 Edward IV., 1641–2.

William, Archbishop of York and Alexander Radclyf, writs of covenant, 16th February; the Abbess of the Monastery of Syon, in Middlesex, of debt, 16th February; Elizabeth, widow of Thomas Haryngton, kt., and the other executors of his will.

2 Edward IV., 1462–3.

Thomas Neelson and Agnes, his wife, of covenant, 16th July; Mathew Bolton (fn. 23) and Margaret, his wife, the same, 16th July; Robert Drynkaill, and William, son of the said Robert Drynkaill, of justice, 12th August; Joan, who was the wife of Richard Balderston, of trespass, 16th February.

5 Edward IV., 1465–6.

Richard Redman, esq., of debt, 18th July.

6 Edward IV.

The assizes were this year adjourned from Lancaster to Preston by reason of the infection, from Monday before the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary to day after the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (fn. 24)

19 Edward IV., 1479–80.

John Singleton, novel disseisin, 4th February.

Footnotes

1 Palatinate of Lancaster, Fines, Bundle 7.
2 Fines, Bundle 7.
3 Restored from the record of fines paid.
4 Fines, Bundle 7.
5 Restored from the record of fines paid.
6 Mutilations filled in from an abstract in Lancs. MSS., Chetham Lib., xxxviii, 414.
7 Fines, Bundle 7. This and the two following fines probably belong to the period 6–9 Edw. IV., 1466–1469.
8 Fines, Bundle 7.
9 Kuerden's MSS., College of Arms, ii, 171 b.
10 Robert Spencer, chaplain, gives to the Lord the King 20s. for license to agree with John Tildesley, the elder, esquire, touching the manor of Tildesley and 3 messuages, 200 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture, 24 acres of wood, and 20 acres of heath in Tildesley. And he has a chirograph, &c. Palatinate of Lancaster, Plea Roll no. 33, m. 7.
11 Palatinate of Lancaster, Fines, Bundle 9 (10, 17, and 19 Edward VI.).
12 Exemplified 18th August, 21 Henry VII. [1506]. Kucrden's MSS., College of Arms, ii, 189.
13 Palatinate of Lancaster, Plea Roll no. 49, m. 10d.
14 Palatinate of Lancaster, Plea Roll no. 51, m. 1.
15 Ibid., m. 5d.
16 Fines, Bundle 9.
17 Fines, Bundle 9.
18 Kuerden's MSS., ii, 188. Exemplified 2nd April, 15 Henry VII. [1500].
19 Kuerden's MSS., ii, 171b. This record cannot be considered a recovery.
20 Palatinate of Lancaster, Plea Roll no. 52, m. 9.
21 Ibid., no. 55, m. 8.
22 Ibid., m. 8.
23 Towneley's MSS., C.C., 62, gives "Botton."
24 Kuerden's MSS., College of Arms, ii, 205.