Lancashire Fines
Henry VII

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'Lancashire Fines: Henry VII', Final Concords for Lancashire, Part 3: 1377-1509 (1905), pp. 141-171. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52572 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Lancaster. Henry VII., A.D. 1485–1509.

1. At Lancaster, before Guy Fairfax, knight, and John Vavasor, justices, on Monday in the fifth week of Lent, 1 Henry VII. [13th March, 1486].

Between Hugh Hesketh, plaintiff, and Thomas Hesketh and Elizabeth, his wife, deforciants of a moiety of the manor of Croston, 20 messuages, 600 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, and 100 acres of wood in Croston, Maudsley, and Langton.

Thomas and Elizabeth released all their right in the tenements to the plaintiff, who gave them 100 marks. (fn. 1)

2. At Lancaster, before Guy Fairfax, knight, and John Vavasor, justices, on Monday in the fifth week of Lent, 1 Henry VII. [13th March, 1486].

Hugh Hesketh demands against Thomas Hesketh and Elizabeth, his wife (tenants), a moiety of the manor of Croston, and 20 messuages, 600 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, and 100 acres of wood in Croston, Maudsley, and Langton.

Thomas and Elizabeth, by Thomas Lister, their attorney, vouch to warrant Evan Brereworth. Hugh prays licence to imparl, but withdraws from the court.

Hugh shall recover his seisin against the tenants, who shall have lands of like value from the lands of the said Evan (the vouchee). (fn. 2)

3. At Lancaster, on the same day and year [13th March, 1486].

Between Hugh Hesketh, plaintiff, and Thomas Hesketh and Elizabeth, his wife, deforciants of the tenements last described.

The deforciants released all right in the said tenements to Hugh Hesketh. (fn. 3)

4. At Lancaster, on in the week of Lent, 4 Henry VII. [March, 1489].

James Clifton, esquire, demands against John Dyconson and Cecily, his wife, 1 messuage, 2 gardens, 20 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 80 acres of moor, and 100 acres of moss in Elleswik in Amoundernes.

The demandant shall recover his seisin against the said John and Cecily. (fn. 4)

5. At Lancaster, on in the week of Lent, 4 Henry VII. [March, 1489].

Thomas Abraham and Hugh Cartside demand against James Scaresbrek, esquire, 12 messuages, 140 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 100 acres of moss, and 11 shillings of rent in Snape, next Scaresbrek.

James Scaresbrek vouches to warrant John Birkheued, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said James. (fn. 5)

6. At Lancaster, on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 5 Henry VII. [August, 1490].

Agnes, who was the wife of William Syngleton, demands against John Syngleton, together with Robert Syngleton, "who now appears not," the third part of 21 messuages, 50 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 40 acres of wood, 100 acres of pasture, and 100 acres of moss in Broughton in Amondernes.

The demandant shall recover her seisin against John Syngleton of a moiety of the said tenement.

The said Agnes demands against Robert Syngleton a moiety of the third part of the said tenements. (fn. 6) [Judgment postponed.]

7. At Lancaster, on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 5 Henry VII. [August, 1490].

John Alen demands against Henry Plesyngton 5 acres of land, 2 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 40 acres of moss, and 5s. of rent in Norbrek.

Henry Plesyngton vouches to warrant Thomas Alen, &c.

The demandant shall recover his seisin against the said Henry. (fn. 7)

8. At Lancaster, on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 6 Henry VII. [August, 1491].

Thomas Cancefeld demands against John Oxcliff 4 messuages, 100 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 200 acres of turbary, and a fishery in the water of Luyn, with the appurtenances in Heton [near Lancaster].

John Oxcliff vouches to warrant John Burton, &c.

The demandant shall recover his seisin against the said John. (fn. 8)

9. At Lancaster, on in the week of Lent, 8 Henry VII. [March, 1493].

Roger Shirburn demands against John Knoll 6 messuages, 40 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, and 20 shillings of rent in Chippyn.

John Knoll vouches to warrant John Bayle, &c.

The demandant shall recover his seisin against the said John Knoll. (fn. 9)

10. At Lancaster, on in the week of Lent, 9 Henry VII. [March, 1493].

William Heton, esquire, William Thornver, and Christopher Feyser, chaplain, demand against Thomas Osbaldston, esquire, the manor of Harewode and 1 messuage, 100 acres of land, 80 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 40 acres of wood, 200 acres of moor, and 100 acres of turbary in Little Harewode.

Thomas Osbaldston vouches to warrant Nicholas Wade, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said Thomas.

The said William also demands against the said Thomas the same manor and tenements.

Thomas vouches to warrant Nicholas Wade.

The demandant shall recover, &c. (fn. 10)

11. At Lancaster, before Guy Fairfax, knight, and John Vavasour, justices, on Monday next after St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 9 Henry VII. [26th August, 1493].

Between William Thornebar and Christopher Freer, chaplains, plaintiffs, and Richard Cundecliffe and Ellen, his wife, deforciants of 30 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow, 8 acres of pasture, and 3 acres of wood in Billington.

Richard and Ellen remitted all right in the tenement to the plaintiffs, for which William and Christopher gave them 20li. of silver. (fn. 11)

12. At Lancaster, before Guy Fairfax, knight, and John Vavasor, justices, on Monday before (fn. 12) (sic) St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 6 Henry VII. [26th August, 1493].

Roger Brocholes, esquire, and William Chorley, esquire, demand against William Swansey and Ellen, his wife, 3 messuages, 70 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, and 2 acres of wood in Clayton, Brochole, (fn. 13) Witle in le Woods, Chorley, and Whelton.

William and Ellen vouch to warrant William Anderton.

The demandants pray for licence to imparl, but William Anderton withdraws from the court. Roger Brocholes and William Chorley shall recover their seisin against the tenants, who, &c., from William Anderton to the like value. (fn. 14)

13. Mandate to the Chancellor of the Duchy to put Thomas Hawardyn, son and heir of Thomas Hawardyn, in full possession of lands in Culcheth, because of manifest errors in a plea of assize of novel disseisin held in the court of King Henry VI. before William Ayscough and Peter Ardern, justices, between Nicholas Risley [plaintiff], and John Hawardyn and Anabilla, his wife, and Hugh Heapey, now all deceased, [tenants] of lands in Culcheth, to the grave loss of the said Thomas Hawardyn, son and heir of Thomas Hawardyn, son and heir of the said Anabilla. The said Nicholas is now dead, after whose decease the tenements [wrongfully] descended to Henry Risley, son of Richard, son of Gilbert, son of the said Nicholas Risley. Witness the King, as Duke of Lancaster, 11th February, 10th year [1495]. (fn. 15)

14. At Lancaster, on in the week of Lent, 11 Henry VII. [March, 1496].

Lawrence Tounley, esquire, demands against Geoffrey Stansfeld, son of James Stansfeld, the manor of Feasandford [Heysandforth] in Burnley, and 1 messuage, 200 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 100 acres of wood, and 40 shillings of rent in Hirstwode and Worsthorne.

Geoffrey Stansfeld vouches to warrant John Walker, &c.

The demandant shall recover his seisin against the said Geoffrey. (fn. 16)

15. At Lancaster, on in the week of Lent, 11 Henry VII. [March, 1496].

William Balderston, clerk, and Edmund Whitehe, chaplain, demand against Robert Banastre of Parkehill 1 messuage, 100 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 40 acres of pasture, and 10 acres of wood in Parkehill, in the Forest of Penhull, and Little Mersden.

Robert Banastre vouches to warrant John Mercer, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said Robert. (fn. 17)

16. At Lancaster, on the Assumption of the B. V. Mary, 11 Henry VII. [August, 1496].

James Molyneux, clerk, Robert Chauntrell, esquire, Robert Shakerley, and Henry Sale demand against Henry Kirkby the manor of Donnerdale in Fournes, and 24 messuages, 300 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 6 acres of wood, 200 acres of marsh, 100 acres of turbary, and 10 shillings of rent in Donnerdale, except 1 messuage, 20 acres of land, 15 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture, and 60 acres of marsh.

Henry Kirkby vouches to warrant Richard Bikerstath, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said Henry. (fn. 18)

17. At Lancaster, on the Assumption of the B. V. Mary, 11 Henry VII. [August, 1496].

Christopher Ursewik, clerk, Lawrence Stodagh, Geoffrey Metcalf, and John Caunerfeld, by John Dalyson, their attorney, demand against Thomas Bolron 6 messuages, 160 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, and 2 acres of wood in Lancaster, Aldcliff, and Scotford.

Thomas Bolron vouches to warrant John Denyson, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said Thomas. (fn. 19)

18. At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 12 Henry VII. [6th March, 1497].

Between James Molyneux, clerk, Robert Chauntrell, esquire, Robert Shakerley, and Henry Sale, plaintiffs, and Henry Kirkby, deforciant of the manor of Donnerdale in Fourneys, and 24 messuages, 300 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, and 6 acres of wood in Donnerdale, except 1 messuage, 20 acres of land, 15 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture, and 60 acres of marsh in Donnerdale.

Henry Kirkby released all right to the plaintiffs. (fn. 20)

19. At Lancaster, before John Vavasor and Thomas Kebel, justices, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 12 Henry VII. [6th March, 1497].

William Banck demands against Ralph Hoghton, esquire, 20 messuages, 300 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, 2 acres of wood, 200 acres of moor, and 23 shillings of rent in Eukeston, Ince Blundel, Walton in le Dale, Withel [Whittle le Woods], Rothelsworth, Bromcroft, Ollerton, Whelton, Hepey, Clayton [le Woods], Plesington, Sholey, Preston, Ribchester, Dutton, Ellal, Catteral, Coppol, Walch Whitle, Chorley, Entwisdle, Heskin, Tocholes, Sawrby, Whitingham, and Cumberall [Cumeralgh, in Whittingham].

Ralph Hoghton vouches to warrant Thomas Marsden, &c.

William Banck shall recover his seisin of the tenements against the tenant, who shall have of the land of the said Thomas to a like value. (fn. 21)

20. At Lancaster, before John Vavasor and Thomas Kebel, justices, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 12 Henry VII. [6th March, 1497].

Richard Preston, of Mawdesmeburn, (fn. 22) by George Bradford, his attorney, demands against Nicholas, son of Ann Harington, [the third] part of 12 acres of land, 60 (fn. 23) acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture in Lyndale in Cartmell, which Robert, late abbot of Fourneys, gave to Robert de Preston and to the heirs male of his body, and which after the death of the said Robert de Preston, and of Richard, son and heir of Robert, son of the said Robert, (fn. 24) ought to descend to Richard, son of Robert and the heirs of Robert (fn. 25) by the form of the gift aforesaid [by which] the abbot gave the third part to Robert de Preston and his heirs male. The said Robert was seised thereof in the time of Henry VI., and from the same Richard (sic) the right descended to a certain Richard as son and heir male. The jurors say that the abbot of Forness and Nicholas Preston, vicar of Kirkby Stephen, and John Urswick, amongst other things, gave the said third part to the said Robert de Preston and his heirs male.

It is therefore conceded that Richard Preston shall recover his seisin of the said third part of the tenements. (fn. 26)

21. At Lancaster, on the Assumption of the B. V. Mary, 13 Henry VII. [August, 1498].

Roger Syngleton, Thomas Mawdesley, clerk, and Richard Wedacre, chaplain, demand against John Lynstede and Anne, his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of Allan Carre, John Browne and Joan, his wife, another daughter and heir of the said Allan, 1 messuage, 28 acres of land, and 2 acres of wood in Gosenargh and Midilton; the moiety of a messuage, 12 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow, 6 acres of pasture, 3 acres of wood, and 18 pence of rent in Gosenargh and Middelton.

The tenants vouch to warrant Robert Parkynson, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against John and the others. (fn. 27)

22. At Lancaster, before John Vavasor and Thomas Kebel, justices, on Monday after the Assumption of the B. V. Mary, 14 Henry VII. [19 August, 1499].

Miles Gerard, David Griffith, James Molyneux, and Francis (?) Gerard, clerk, demand against Hugh Bikerstath 12 messuages, 200 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, and 200 acres of pasture in Bikerstath and Aughton.

Hugh Bikerstath vouches to warrant Barnard Parker, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin of the tenements against Hugh, who shall have of the land of the said Barnard to a like value. (fn. 28)

23. Mandate to the Chancellor of the Duchy. That whereas in the record of the process between Henry Holcroft and Barnard Holcroft touching the fourth part of the manor of Culcheth— except 3 messuages, 24 acres of land, and 30 acres of wood in Culcheth—which Robert Overton, clerk, gave to Hugh, son of Adam de Holcroft, and his heirs male, after the death of the said Hugh and of Ralph, son and heir of the said Ralph (sic for Hugh), ought to descend to the said Henry, son and heir of John (sic), there are manifest errors, &c. Witness, &c., 1st March, 15 Henry VII. [1500]. (fn. 28)

24. At Lancaster, before John Vavasor and Thomas Kebel, justices, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 15 Henry VII. [30th March, 1500].

Roger Longworth, clerk, Richard Barker, chaplain, and John Radcliffe of Peysporlonge, sen., and Nicholas Jackson by Nicholas Leiter, their attorney-general, demand against Richard Radcliffe of Radcliffe, esquire, by writ de ingressu super disseisinam in le post, the manors of Radcliffe, Oswaldwesell, and Moston, with the appurtenances, and 89 messuages, 6 cottages, one toft, two mills, 1560 acres of land, 220 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, 120 acres of wood, 200 acres of heath, 1000 acres of moor, 300 acres of marsh, 26s. 9d. of rent, and the rent of one barbed arrow in Radcliffe, Oswaldwesyll, Moston, Cormesall [Crumpsall], Laweton in Makersfeld, Bolton on the Moors, Manchester, and Culcheth, and the fourth part of the manor of Culcheth [i.e. Peasfurlong].

Richard Radcliffe vouches to warrant Peter Irland, &c.

Roger shall recover his seisin of the tenements, and Richard shall have of the land of the said Peter to a like value.

Exemplified at the request of the said Richard Radcliffe, 2nd April, 15 Henry VII. [1500]. (fn. 29)

25. At Lancaster, on the Assumption of the B. V. Mary, 15 Henry VII. [August, 1500].

Richard Wall and James Sclater, clerk, demand against James Dalton, William Dalton, Thomas Dalton, and John Dalton, 22 messuages, 300 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 100 acres of wood, 200 acres of pasture, 300 acres of heath, and 40 acres of marsh in Bispham, Maudesley, and Dalton next Holland.

The tenants vouch to warrant Hugh Assheton, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against James Dalton and the others. (fn. 30)

26. At Lancaster, on the Assumption of the B. V. Mary, 15 Henry VII. [August, 1500].

William Wall, clerk, Richard Shirburn, knight, Richard Wall, and James Sclater, clerk, demand against Richard Dalton, esquire, 10 messuages, 200 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 10 acres of wood, and 100 acres of pasture in Mawdesley.

Richard Dalton vouches to warrant James Depedale, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said Richard. (fn. 31)

The same demandants also demand against the said Richard Dalton one moiety of the manor of Croston, and the eighth part of the manor of Langton.

Richard Dalton vouches to warrant Thomas Deconson, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said Richard Dalton. (fn. 32)

27. At Lancaster, on the Assumption of the B. V. Mary, 15 Henry VII. [August, 1500].

Katherine, who was the wife of Nicholas Haryngton, esquire, demands against Charles Bothe, clerk, John Bothe, knight, William Bothe, knight, Thomas Laurence, esquire, Walter Strikland, esquire, and John Haydok, esquire, the third part of the manor of Huyton, 10 messuages, 40 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, and 12 shillings of rent in Huyton, Knollesley, Hornby, and Farleton.

The demandant shall recover her seisin against the said tenants. (fn. 33)

28. At Lancaster, before John Vavasor and Humphrey Coningsby, justices, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 16 Henry VII. [22nd March, 1501].

Richard Assheton, knight, William Bothe, knight, Richard Bold, (fn. 34) knight, Ralph Brereton, knight, Edmund Assheton, esquire, Alexander Radcliff, esquire, Ralph Birkehed, and Edmund Bulkeley, demand (by writ of post disseisin in le post) against Edward Pykeryng, knight, and Joan, his wife, daughter and heir of Geoffrey Mascy, knight, the manors of Workeslegh and Hulton, with the appurtenances, and 80 messuages, one mill, 2000 acres of land, 80 acres of meadow, 1000 acres of pasture, 60 acres of wood, 500 acres of turbary, 500 acres of moor, 100 acres of marsh, 30s. of rent, and the rent of one pair of spurs, 2 barbed arrows, and one pair of gloves, in Workeslegh, Hulton, Salford, Manchester, Keresley, Farneworth, and Wigan.

Edward and Joan vouch to warrant Thomas Smith, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said tenants, who shall have lands of like value from the lands of the said Thomas Smith. (fn. 35)

29. At Lancaster, on Monday next before St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 17 Henry VII. [23rd August, 1501].

William Barker, chaplain, and Roger Priket demand against Richard Syngleton, son of Robert Syngleton, esquire, the manor of Chynglethall, and 25 messuages, 1000 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, and 300 acres of pasture in Whityngham, Halghton in Amoundernes, Gosenargh, and elsewhere.

Richard Syngleton vouches to warrant Richard Benet, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said Richard. (fn. 36)

The same demandants also demand against the said John Syngleton of Chy[n]gelethall, esquire, the manors of Broughton in Amoundernes and Warton in Amoundernes, with 61 messuages, 2 mills, &c., in the said manors and in Preston in Amoundernes.

John Syngleton vouches to warrant William Cawode, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said John. (fn. 37)

30 (m. 1). (fn. 38) At Lancaster, on Monday next before St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 17 Henry VII. [23rd August, 1501].

Between William Urmeston, clerk, John Urmeston, esquire, and Roger Urmeston, esquire, plaintiffs, and William Tailor and Elizabeth, his wife, Nicholas Assheton and Alice, his wife, George Bourn and Anne, his wife, and Ellen Sale, deforciants of 19 messuages, 4 cottages, 220 acres of land, 24 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture, 12 acres of wood, 60 acres of marsh in Bedford, Wygan, Pynnyngton, Hyndeley, Halghton, and Scoles.

The deforciants remitted all right to the plaintiffs and to the heirs of William, for which the plaintiffs gave them 400li. of silver. (fn. 39)

31 (m. 8). At Lancaster, on Monday next before St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 18 Henry VII. [22nd August, 1502].

Between Thomas Broderton, "mason," plaintiff, and Richard Curtes and Alice, his wife . . . and heir of William Baxter, deforciants of a messuage and 8 acres of land in Worston.

Richard and Alice, for themselves and the heirs of Alice, remitted all rights to Thomas and his heirs, for which Thomas gave them 20li.

32. At Lancaster, before John Vavasor, knight, and Humphrey Coningsby, justices, on Monday before St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 18 Henry VII. [22nd August, 1502]. (fn. 40)

Edmund Busby, Gervase Crosby, and Richard Gaunt, by William Sergeant, their attorney, demand against Nicholas Byron, knight, 29 messuages, 300 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 1000 acres of pasture, 6 acres of wood, 500 acres of moor, 1000 acres of marsh, and 1000 acres of turbary in Faylsworth, Ancotes, and Drilsden [Droylsden].

Nicholas Byron, knight (tenant), vouches to warrant John Huginson (vouchee).

The demandants recover their seisin of the said tenements. (fn. 41)

33. At Lancaster, before the same justices, on Monday before St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 18 Henry VII. [22nd August, 1502].

Hugh Hesketh by Thomas Lister, his attorney, demands against Thurstan Hall and Elizabeth, his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of William Fleming, esquire, 12 messuages, 100 acres of land, 30 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture, 10 acres of wood, and 10s. of rent in Croston, Maudslegh, and Langton.

Thomas and Elizabeth by Thomas Stray call to warrant Thomas Barber, &c.

Hugh Hesketh recovers his seisin against Thomas and Elizabeth, who shall recover lands of like value against Thomas Barber (vouchee). (fn. 42)

34. At Lancaster, on Monday next before St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 18 Henry VII. [22nd August, 1502], before John Vavasor, knight, and Humphry Conyngesby, justices.

Between Hugh Hesketh, plaintiff, and Thurstan Hall, esquire, and Elizabeth, his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of William Flemyng, deforciants of 12 messuages, 100 acres of land, 30 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture, 10 acres of wood, and 10 shillings of rent in Croston, Maudesley, and Langton.

Thurstan and Elizabeth remitted all right to Hugh Hesketh, who gave them 100 marks of silver. (fn. 43)

35. At Lancaster, on Monday next before St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 18 Henry VII. [22nd August, 1502].

Elizabeth, who was the wife of John Parre, demands against Brian Parre the third part of 11 messuages, 200 acres of land, 200 acres of pasture, 60 acres of meadow, and 100 acres of turbary in Parre and Sutton, which she claims as her dower. Brian defends, and says that he is son and heir of the said John Parre, and that the said Elizabeth detained divers charters, &c.

The said Elizabeth shall recover her seisin against the said Brian. (fn. 44)

36. At Lancaster, on St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 18–19 Henry VII. [August, 1503].

Margaret Clayton, who was the wife of Geoffrey Clayton, demands against John Clayton the third part of the manor of Little Harwood.

The demandant shall recover her seisin against John Clayton. (fn. 45)

37. At Lancaster, on St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 18–19 Henry VII. [August, 1503].

Thomas Hesketh, esquire, demands against John Parre, son and heir of Richard Parre, 50 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture, 6 acres of wood, and 100 acres of turbary in Raynsford.

John Parre vouches to warrant William Sowerbotts, &c.

The demandant shall recover his seisin against the said John. (fn. 46)

38 (m. 11). At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 18 Henry VII. [27th March, 1503].

Between Thomas Laurence, knight, plaintiff, and Thomas Standyn and Ellen, his wife, deforciants of a messuage, 40 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow, and 20 acres of pasture in Stalmyn.

Thomas Standyn and Ellen remitted all right to Thomas Laurence and his heirs, for which Thomas Laurence gave them 20li.

39. At Lancaster, on Monday before St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 18 Henry VII. [22nd August, 1502].

Between Hugh Hesketh, plaintiff, and Thurstan Hall, esquire, and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter and heir of William Fleming, deforciants of the tenements last described.

The deforciants released all right in the tenements to Hugh Hesketh, who gave them 100 marks. (fn. 47)

40. At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 18 Henry VII. [27th March, 1503].

Thomas Hesketh demands against Thomas Banastre, son and heir of William Banastre of Wigan, 8 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture, and 20 acres of moor in Croston, Tarleton, Bretherton, and Ulneswalton.

Thomas Banastre vouches to warrant Henry Morehouse, &c.

The demandant shall recover his seisin against Thomas Banastre. (fn. 48)

41 (m. 10). At Lancaster, before John Vavasor, knight, and Humphrey Conyngesby, justices, on Monday next before St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 18 Henry VII. [21st August, 1503].

Between John Tounley, knight, John Nowell, esquire, and Thomas Wright, clerk, plaintiffs, and Geoffrey Radcliff, esquire, son and heir of Thomas Radcliff, late of Fraunnesden, co. Suffolk, esquire, deforciants of a messuage, 120 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 40 acres of wood, and 5s. of rent in Dutton and Sailebury.

Geoffrey Radcliff remitted all right to the plaintiffs and to the heirs of John Nowell, for which the plaintiffs gave him 100 marks.

42 (m. 7). At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 19 Henry VII. [18th March, 1504].

Between Henry Halsall, knight, and John Stark, plaintiffs, and Margaret Syngleton, widow, late the wife of John Syngleton, son and heir of Miles Knoll, deforciant of the manor of Thornley, and of 30 messuages, 500 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 500 acres of pasture, 20 acres of wood, and 40s. of rent in Chepyn and Thornley.

Margaret remitted all right to Henry and John and to the heirs of Henry, for which Henry and John gave her 200li. (fn. 49)

43. At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 19 Henry VII. [18th March, 1504].

Joan Langton, widow, who was the wife of Ralph Langton, demands against James Anderton, William Banastre of Lostok, Thomas Langton, and William Wodecok the third part of 40 messuages, 40 acres of land, 30 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 1000 acres of moor, 100 acres of wood, and the third part of the manors of Newton in Makerfeld, Walton in the Dale, and certain rent in the said manors.

The demandant shall recover her seisin against the said James and the others. (fn. 50)

44 (m. 29). At Lancaster, on Monday next after St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 20 Henry VII. [26th August, 1504].

Between Lawrence Tounley, chaplain, Thomas Bradley, chaplain, Christopher Feysour, chaplain, and Christopher Parkynson, plaintiffs, and Lawrence Shotilworth and Elizabeth, his wife, deforciants of qua . . . acres of meadow, 30 acres of wood, and 100 acres of pasture in Twiston.

Lawrence and Elizabeth acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Lawrence Tounley, Thomas Bradley, Christopher Feysour, and Christopher Parkynson, as those which they have of the gift of the said Lawrence Shotilworth. . . . [For this acknowledgment the said] Lawrence Tounley, Thomas, Christopher, and Christopher granted the said tenements with the appurtenances . . . [to the said Lawrence and] Elizabeth, to have and to hold to the said Lawrence Shotilworth [and Elizabeth, his wife, during the lifetime of the said Lawrence] Shotilworth and Elizabeth without impeachment of waste, to hold of the chief lords of that fee by the services . . . for ever; after the decease of the said Lawrence and Elizabeth to remain to Nicholas Shot[ilworth] . . . of Lawrence and Elizabeth and to the heirs of his body, in default to remain to the right heirs of the said Elizabeth for ever.

45. At Lancaster, on Monday next after St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 20 Henry VII. [26th August, 1504].

Between Henry Halsall, knight, plaintiff, and Roger Shirburn and Isabel, his wife, daughter and heir of John Knoll, deforciants of the manor of Thorneley, with the appurtenances, and of 30 messuages, 50 acres of land, &c., in Chepyn and Thornley.

The deforciants remit all right to Henry Halsall, for which he gave them . . . (fn. 51)

46. At Lancaster, on Monday next after St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 20 Henry VII. [26th August, 1504].

Margaret Whityngham, widow, demands against John Whityngham the third part of one messuage, 14 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture, 6 acres of wood, and 6 acres of moss in Claghton and Billesburgh.

The demandant shall recover her seisin against John Whityngham.

The said Margaret also demands against Robert Parkynson, chaplain, Robert Richardson, clerk, and William Archer, chaplain, 8 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, and half an acre of wood in Claghton and Billesburgh.

The demandant shall recover her seisin against the said tenants.

The said Margaret also demands against Ellen Whityngham, widow, the third part of certain messuages and lands in Claghton.

The demandant shall recover, &c., against the said Ellen. (fn. 52)

47. At Lancaster, on Monday next after St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 20 Henry VII. [26th August, 1504].

Edward Bethom, clerk, Gawin Eglesfeld, esquire, and Robert Lamplough, esquire, demand against John Penyngton, knight, the manor of Penyngton, and 24 messuages, 600 acres of land, &c., in Penyngton.

The said John Penyngton vouches to warrant William Sowerbuttis, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said John Penyngton. (fn. 53)

48 (m. 28). At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 20 Henry VII. [3rd March, 1505].

Between Thomas Hesketh, esquire, [plaintiff, and William] Banastre and Grace, his wife, William Marshall, and Richard Marshall, son and heir . . ., deforciants of 6 messuages, 80 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture . . . Wiswall.

William . . . Marshall and Richard acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Thomas, for which Thomas granted to the aforesaid William . . . aforesaid, with the appurtenances, to have and to hold to the said Grace for the whole life of the said Grace, rendering therefor . . . a rose at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist for all service, after the decease of the said Grace to remain to the said Thomas and to his heirs for ever, for which Thomas gave to the said William, Grace, William . . . 40 marks.

49 (m. 9). At Lancaster, on Monday next after the Assumption, 20 Henry VII. [18th August, 1505].

Between Christopher Mersden and Miles Mersden, plaintiffs, and Ralph Grene and Margaret, his wife, deforciants of a messuage, 30 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 4 acres of wood, and 6d. of rent in Turton, and also of a moiety of a messuage, 12 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, and 12 acres of wood in Plesyngton.

Ralph and Margaret acknowledged the said tenements and moiety to be the right of Christopher, for which Christopher and Miles granted them to Ralph and Margaret, to have and to hold to the said Ralph and Margaret for their lives, after their decease to remain to James Grene, son and heir apparent of the said Ralph and Margaret and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, in default to remain to Leticia, daughter of the said Ralph and Margaret and to the heirs of her body, in default to remain to the right heirs of Margaret.

50 (m. 6). At Lancaster, on Monday next after the feast . . . [torn] regnorum Henrici Regis Angliæ septimi a conquestu et Comitatus sui Palatini Lancastre vic . . . [torn] [probably 18th August, 1505].

Between [Alexander Radcliff ?] [torn] Thurstan Tillesley, and Adam Birkheued, plaintiffs, and William Stanley, son [of William Stanley] of Hoton, knight (militis), and Anne, his wife, deforciants of 10 messuages, 300 [acres of land] . . . [torn], 40 acres of pasture, 20 acres of wood, and 6s. 8d. of rent . . . [torn] Bretherton and Elston.

William and Anne remitted all right to Alexander, Thurstan, and Adam, and to the heirs of Alexander. And William and Anne granted that a moiety of 10 . . . 60 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow, 34 acres of pasture, 20 acres of wood, which Nicholas Haryngton holds for the term of his life, after the death of Nicholas should remain to Alexander, Thurstan, and Adam, and to the heirs of Alexander for ever, for which the plaintiffs gave them 20 marks.

51. At Lancaster, on Monday next after the Assumption, 20 Henry [18th August, 1505].

James Molyneux, clerk, James Smetheley, clerk, and Richard Ormeston demand against John Barton and Cecily, his wife, the manors of Smythehill and Tyngreue, with the appurtenances, and 60 messuages, 80 acres of land, &c., in Hole, Eccleston, Croston, Leyland, Ulneswalton, Egworth, Bradshagh, Turton, Halywell, and elsewhere.

John and Cecily vouch to warrant Nicholas Radcliff of Workesley, son of Ralph, son of Nicholas Radcliff, and the said Nicholas (the son) vouches to warrant William Sourebuttes, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said John and Cecily. (fn. 54)

52. At Lancaster, on Monday next after the Assumption, 20 Henry VII. [18th August, 1505].

Robert Laurence and Isabel, his wife, demand against Robert Wasshington, Nicholas Gardyner, and Edmund Midilton, chaplain, the third part of the third part of the manor of Pulton, and 16 messuages, 50 acres of land, 80 acres of meadow, 30 acres of marsh, &c., in Pulton in Lonesdale, Whityngton, Dokker, Neweton, Warton in Lonesdale, and Hesam [Heysham].

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said Robert and the others. (fn. 55)

53 (m. 5). At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 21 Henry VII. [23rd March, 1506].

Between John Nowell, plaintiff, and Gilbert Cuncliff, deforciant of 2 [messuages], 30 acres of land, and 8 acres of pasture in Dynkley.

Gilbert acknowledged the said tenements, which Elizabeth Guncliff held for the term of her life, to be the right of the said John, and after the death of the said Elizabeth they should remain to the said John and to his heirs for ever, for which John gave him 20li.

54 (m. 30). At Lancaster, in the fourth week of Lent, 21 Henry VII. [23rd March, 1506].

Between James Anderton, William Sergeaunt, Richard Thorneton, and William Houghton, chaplain, plaintiffs, and Richard Nutshagh, deforciant of 2 messuages, 1 mill, 70 acres of land, 30 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, and 4 acres of wood in Houghwik.

Richard Nutshagh remitted all right to the plaintiffs and to the heirs of William Houghton, for which the plaintiffs gave him 100 marks.

55. At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 21 Henry VII. [23rd March, 1506].

Edmund Dudley, esquire, Andrew Wyndesor, esquire, John Ernley, John Caryll, and John Middelton, by Thomas Stray, their attorney, demand against Thomas Fenys, of Dacre, knight, the manors of Fisshewik and Eccleston, with the appurtenances, and 32 messuages, 300 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 360 acres of pasture, and 40 acres of wood in the same manors.

Thomas Fenys, knight, vouches to warrant William Sourbutts, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said Thomas Fenys, (fn. 56) who shall recover from the lands of the said William Sourbutts, viz.: 500 acres of land, 300 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, and 100 acres of wood in Gosnargh and Lethum [Lytham]. (fn. 57)

56 (m. 25). At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 21 Henry VII. [23rd March, 1506].

Between Edmund Dudley, esquire, Andrew Wyndesor, esquire, John Ernley, John Caryll, and John Middelton, plaintiffs, and Thomas Fenys, of Dacre, knight, and Anne, his wife, deforciants of the manors of Fisshewik and Eccleston, with the appurtenances, and of 32 messuages, 300 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 360 acres of pasture, and 40 acres of wood in Fisshwik and Eccleston.

Thomas and Anne remitted all right to the plaintiffs and to the heirs of Edmund, for which the plaintiffs gave them 1000li.

57 (m. 26). At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 21 Henry VII. [23rd March, 1506].

Between Thomas Hesketh, esquire, Richard Hesketh, and Bartholomew Hesketh, plaintiffs, and Ralph Faireclogh and Grace, his wife, deforciants of 8 messuages, 200 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 10 acres of wood, and 20s. of rent in Shevyngton, Wrightyngton, and Walsshwhetill.

Ralph and Grace, for themselves and the heirs of Grace, remitted all right to the plaintiffs and to the heirs of Thomas, for which Thomas gave them 230 marks.

58. At Lancaster, before John Vavasor and Humphrey Coningsby, justices, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 21 Henry VII. [23rd March, 1506].

Thomas Hesketh, esquire, Richard Hesketh, and Bartholomew Hesketh demand against Ralph Fairclogh and Grace, his wife, 8 messuages, 200 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 10 acres of wood, and 20s. of rent in Shevington, Writyngton, and Welchwhitle.

Ralph and Grace vouch to warrant William Sourbutts, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against Ralph and Grace, who, &c. (fn. 58)

59 (m. 27). At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 21 Henry VII. [23rd March, 1506].

Between William Wall, clerk, William Leylond, and Thomas Babyngton, plaintiffs, and Anne Hunt, kinswoman and heir of William Bolton, deforciant of 5 messuages, 80 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, 14 acres of wood, 10 acres of marsh, 3 acres of turbary, 12d. of rent, and the eighth part of a mill in Bolton in Lonnesdale and Bare.

Anne remitted all right to the plaintiffs and to the heirs of William Wall, for which the plaintiffs gave her 100li.

60. At Lancaster, on Monday next after the Assumption, 21 Henry VII. [17th August, 1506].

John Cutte, knight, Miles Gerrard, esquire, James Molyneux, clerk, Peter Gerrard, clerk, and William Standissh demand against John Southworth, knight, the manors of Brightmede and Harwood [par. of Bolton le Moors] and 20 messuages, &c., in the same manors.

John Southworth vouches to warrant William Sourbutts, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said John Southworth. (fn. 59)

61 (m. 24). At Lancaster, on Monday next after the Assumption, 21 Henry VII. [17th August, 1506].

Between John Cutte, knight, (fn. 60) Miles Gerard, esquire, James Molyneux, clerk, Peter Gerrard, clerk, and William Standissh, plaintiffs, and John Southworth, knight, and Eleanor, his wife, deforciants of the manors of Brightmede and Harwode, with the appurtenances, and of 20 messuages, 1000 acres of land, 500 acres of meadow, 1000 acres of pasture, 300 acres of wood, and 100s. of rent in Brightmede and Harwod.

John Southworth and Eleanor, for themselves and the heirs of Eleanor, remitted all right to the plaintiffs and to the heirs of Miles, for which the plaintiffs gave them 160li. (fn. 61)

62 (m. 22). At Lancaster, on Monday next after the Assumption, 21 Henry VII. [17th August, 1506].

Between Hugh Hesketh and Hugh Mathewe, chaplains, plaintiffs, and Richard Nutshawe, deforciant of 3 messuages, 60 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, and 100 acres of pasture in Hoton, Hogwik, and Longton.

Richard remitted all right to the plaintiffs and to the heirs of Hugh Hesketh, for which the plaintiffs gave him 20li.

63 (m. 23). At Lancaster, on Monday next after the Assumption, 21 Henry VII. [17th August, 1506].

Between Thomas Hesketh, esquire, plaintiff, and Henry Bellerby and Elizabeth, his wife, deforciants of 10 acres of land, 2 acres of meadow, and 1 acre of wood in Holand [Upholland].

Henry and Elizabeth remitted all right to Thomas and his heirs, for which Thomas gave them 20 marks.

64. At Lancaster, on Monday next after the Assumption, 21 Henry VII. [17th August, 1506].

James Molyneux, clerk, Seth Wodcok, clerk, Thomas Radcliff, of Wymmerlegh, esquire, William Leylond, esquire, Humphrey Hurleston, and Henry Faryngton, esquire, demand against Thomas Standisshe, esquire, the manors of Duxbury and Heypay, and 16 messuages, 2 mills, 340 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, &c., in Duxbury, Heypay, Heth Chernok, Crosseby, Wygan, and Hyndeley.

Thomas Standissh vouches to warrant William Sourebutts, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said Thomas Standissh. (fn. 62)

65. At Lancaster, on Monday next after the Assumption, 21 Henry VII. [17th August, 1506].

Robert Longly, Thurstan Tildesley, and Alexander Radcliff demand against Nicholas Prestwich and Ralph Prestwich the manor of Hulme, next Manchester, and 1 mill, 44 messuages, 600 acres of land, &c., in Manchester, Salford, Hulme, and other places.

Nicholas and Ralph vouch to warrant William Sourbutts, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said Nicholas and Ralph. (fn. 63)

66 (m. 21). At Lancaster, on Monday the Vigil of St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 23 Henry VII. [23rd August, 1507].

Between Miles Gerrard, esquire, plaintiff, and Ralph Worseley and Ellen, his wife, deforciants of 20 messuages, 300 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 20 acres of wood, and 100 acres of turbary in Wygan, Lyverpole, and Derby.

Ralph and Ellen remitted all right to Miles and his heirs, for which Miles gave them 40li. (fn. 64)

67. At Lancaster, before John Kyngesmil and Humphrey Coningsby, justices, on Monday the Vigil of St. Bartholomew the Apostle, 23 Henry VII. [23rd August, 1507].

Miles Gerard, esquire, demands against Ralph Worsley and Ellen, his wife, 20 messuages, 300 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 20 acres of wood, and 100 acres of turbary in Wygan, Liverpole, and Derby [West Derby].

Ralph and Ellen vouch to warrant William Sourbytts, &c.

Miles shall recover his seisin against the said tenants by the hands of Edward Stanley, knight, sheriff of Lancaster, and Ralph and Ellen shall have lands of like value of the lands of the said William in Clayton and Broughton in Amunderness. (fn. 65)

68 (m. 17). At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 23 Henry VII. [3rd April, 1508].

Between Henry Kirkby, esquire, and George Knype, chaplain, plaintiffs, and Richard Belyngeham, esquire, and Anne, his wife, deforciants of the manor of Pulton, with the appurtenances, and of 36 messuages, 500 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 1000 acres of pasture, and 100 acres of moor in Pulton, Flokeburgh, Silverdale, Whityngton, and Dokker.

Richard and Anne acknowledged the said manor and tenements to be the right of George, for which Henry and George granted them to Richard and Anne, to have and to hold to the said Richard and Anne and to the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default to remain to the right heirs of the said Richard for ever. (fn. 66)

69. At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 23 Henry VII. [3rd April, 1508].

Thomas Knolles, clerk, Thomas Pek, clerk, John Cokson, Andrew Wyndesore, John Ernley, John Caryll, Richard Broke, and Anthony Wyndesore demand against James Haryngton, clerk, kinsman and heir of William Balderston, the moiety of the manor of Balderston, with the appurtenances, and 200 messuages, 2000 acres of land, &c., in Balderston, Mellour, Bretherton, Elliswyk [Elswick], Frekilton, Hamulton, Preston, and elsewhere.

James Haryngton vouches to warrant William Sourbutts, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said James Haryngton. (fn. 67)

70. At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 23 Henry VII. [3rd April, 1508].

Thomas Knolls, clerk, Thomas Peke, clerk, John Cokson, Andrew Wyndesore, John Ernley, John Caryll, Richard Broke, and Anthony Wyndesore demand against [James Harington, clerk, cousin and heir of William Balderston, and] against Robert Singleton and Margaret, his wife, [and James Harington, clerk], (fn. 68) the manors of Thornton and Holmes, and 100 messuages, 1000 acres of land, 250 acres of meadow, 500 acres of pasture, 20 acres of wood, 1000 acres of moor, 500 acres of moss, and 50s. of yearly rent in Thornton, Holmes, Broughton, Little Syngleton, Whittingham, Elswick, Halghton, Ribelton, Bilsborough, Croston, Hoole, and Holme.

Robert Singleton and Margaret, his wife, defend the right of Margaret to the tenements for the term of her life as her dower of the endowment of William Balderston, formerly her husband, of the inheritance of James Harington, clerk, kinsman and heir of the said William Balderston, namely, son of Isabel, daughter of the said William, the reversion of which, after the death of the said Margaret, ought to descend to the said James Harington, clerk.

The said Robert and Margery vouch to warrant William Sourbuttis, &c.

It is conceded that the demandants shall recover their seisin of the said tenements against Robert and Margaret [and against James Harington]. (fn. 69)

71. At Lancaster, on Monday (?) next after the Assumption, 23 Henry VII. [21st August, 1508].

John Aston, knight, Edmund Trafford, knight, William Chetwyn, esquire, Adam Hulton, esquire, Richard Aston, esquire, Henry Redmayn, esquire, Lawrence Dutton, esquire, Christopher Dacre, esquire, Thomas Kenersley, esquire, William Hanford, esquire, Henry Faryngton, esquire, and others demand against Peter Legh, knight, the manors of Heydok and Dalton, and 87 messuages, a mill, &c., in Haydok, Dalton, Newton in Makerfeld, and elsewhere.

Peter Legh vouches to warrant William Sourebuttes, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin against the said Peter Legh. (fn. 70)

72 (m. 16). At Lancaster, on Monday after the Assumption, 23 Henry VII. [21st August, 1508].

Between Thomas Lathom, esquire, James Sclater, clerk, Edward Parker, and William Wall, plaintiffs, and [John Bolton] of Loveley, deforciant of 4 messuages, 230 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture, and 20 [acres of wood in] Sailbury, Clayton, and Willipshire.

John acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of William Wall, and granted for himself and his heirs that one messuage, 60 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 15 acres of pasture, and 5 acres of wood in Clayton, parcel of the said tenements, which Margaret Bolton, widow, late the wife of Richard Bolton, held for the term of her life, of the inheritance of the said John; and also one other messuage, 60 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, . . acres of pasture, and 5 acres of wood in Clayton, which Richard Bolton held for his life; and likewise one other messuage, 15 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, . . . . . . 5 acres of wood in Clayton and Sailbury, parcel of the said tenements, which Nicholas Bolton held for his life; and also one other messuage, . . . . . . 15 acres of pasture, and 5 acres of wood in Willipshire, the residence of the said tenements, which Margaret, late the wife of Robert Bolton, held for her life, of the inheritance of the said John, after the decease of the said Margaret, Richard, Nicholas, and Margaret, and of each of them, should entirely remain to the said Thomas, James, Edward, and William, and to the heirs of the said William for ever, for which William gave them 100. . . .

73 (m. 12). At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 24 Henry VII. [19th March, 1509].

Between Richard Banastre, plaintiff, and Percival Proctour and Grace, his wife, deforciants of a messuage, 100 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, and 100 acres of pasture in Barnesset [in Colne].

Percival and Grace remitted all right to Richard and his heirs, for which Richard gave them 40li. (fn. 71)

74 (m. 13). At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 24 Henry VII. [19th March, 1509].

Between James [Holt (fn. 72) ] and Ralph Holt, plaintiffs, and Hugh Chadwik, the elder, John Chadwik, son of the said Hugh, and Hugh Chad[wik, the younger], son of the said John, deforciants of 4 messuages, 2 acres of land, and 4 acres of meadow in Spotland and Hundersfeld.

The deforciants remitted all right to James and Ralph and to the heirs of James, for which James and Ralph gave them 40li. (fn. 73)

75. At Lancaster, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 24 Henry VII. [19th March, 1509].

Thomas Lovel, knight, Richard Emson, knight, Edmund Dudley, esquire, John Ernley, and Thomas Lucas demand against John Urmston, son of John Urmston, esquire, the manor of Westley, and 6 messuages, 120 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture, and 10 shillings of yearly rent in Westley, Abraham, Astley, and Hyndeley.

John Urmston vouches to warrant William Sourbutts, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin of the tenements against the said John Urmston, who shall have of the land of the said William Sourbutts, &c. (fn. 74)

76. At Lancaster, before John Kingsley and Humphrey Coningsby, justices, on Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 24 Henry VII. [19th March, 1509].

Thomas Lovel, knight, Richard Emson, knight, Edmund Dudley, esquire, John Ernley, and Thomas Lucas demand against Henry Norris, esquire, 40 messuages, 4 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 40 acres of pasture, and 8 acres of wood in Gerstan Brokes, Great Woolton, Little Woolton, Halewood, Halebank, Hale, Derby, Fazakerley, Walton, Liverpoole, Sutton, Formby, and Speake.

Henry Norris vouches to warrant William Sourbuttes, &c.

The demandants shall recover their seisin of the said tenements against the said Henry, &c. (fn. 75)

Fines Paid For Various Writs Of Different Dates.

(Duchy of Lancaster, Patent Roll no. 8. Deputy Keeper's 40th Report, App. no. 4, pp. 540–2; Kuerden's MSS., College of Arms, ii, 190; Towneley's MSS., Chetham Library, vol. CC. p. 166–180.)

1 Henry VII., 1485–6.

John, son and heir of Robert Ambros, for writ of assize of novel disseisin; Hugh Hesketh, de recto; Thomas Hesketh and Elizabeth, his wife, de conventione; 21st February.

Robert (fn. 76) Lee, of Lancaster, jun., novel disseisin; Roger Nuttaw, of Manchester, de debito; 22nd July.

2 Henry VII., 1486–7.

Henry Risshton, esq., de debito; Christopher Worthyngton, de conventione; William Honford, de debito; Hugh Dawson, yeoman, de debito; the Abbot of Whalley, de debito.

3 Henry VII., 1487–8.

Bartholomew Holcroft, John Smyth, de conventione.

4 Henry VII., 1488–9.

Bartholomew Holcroft, John Smyth, de conventione; Robert Hesketh and William Hesketh, de conventione; Richard Tetlawe, de forma donacionis; Isabel, who was the wife of Richard Sapcote, kt., de consanguinitate.

5 Henry VII., 1489–90.

Isabel, who was the wife of Richard Sapcote, kt., de consanguinitate; Dame Alice Byron, de debito; Thomas Laurence, esq., de debito; 1st August; James Radcliffe, of Longley, de transgressu; John Curwen, of Caton, de debito; Robert Hesketh, esq., de con ventione; Isabel, who was the wife of Richard Sapcote, kt., novel disseisin; Thomas Laurence, esq., de debito; Hugh Adlington and Thomas Bredhurst, de conventione.

6 Henry VII., 1490–1.

Henry Clifford, lord Clifford of Westmorland, inquiry de ingressu in le post; Edmund Farington, clerk, rector of the church of Halsall, de debito; Richard York, chaplain, de conventione; Thomas Cancefeld, 10li. for a writ de conventione with John Oxcliffe and Isabel, his wife, 20th June; Richard Hotecole, chaplain, de ingressu post disseisin against William Vavasor and Isabel, his wife; Henry Preston, pro fine debiti against Richard Osbaldeston and others, 1st May.

7 Henry VII., 1491–2.

James Clifton, esq., Richard Davy, chaplain, de conventione with Robert Smith and Katherine, his wife, John Mase, William Cok and Joan, his wife, and Ralph Ball and Alice, his wife, 12th July.

8 Henry VII., 1492–3.

Thomas Botiller, kt., de forma donationis in descendre against Peter Legh, kt., 20th February; James Haryngton, kt., de debito; Thomas, earl of Derby and others, de conventione; Roger Shirburn, de ingressu in le post; Thomas Botiller, kt., novel disseisin against Peter Legh, kt., 1st August.

9 Henry VII., 1493–4.

George Stanley, lord le Strange, kt., William Kirkeby, esq., and William Lancastre, esq., de conventione with William Starky and Elizabeth, his wife; Peter Legh, kt., Peter Gerard, and Lawrence Dutton, de forma donationis in descendre against Thomas Botiller, kt.; Edmund Chatterton, clerk, and others, de conventione with Robert Holand, of Clifton, esq., 12th February; William Heton, esq., and others, de conventione with Thomas Osbaldeston, esq.; Thomas, earl of Derby, and others, de conventione with Robert Greene and Margaret, his wife; Thomas, earl of Derby, and others, de ingressu super disseisinam against Thomas Sterakers; Alexander Ambros and Richard Winter, de conventione with Agnes and Margaret, daughters of Richard Walton, for lands in Wodeplumton; and Robert Shakerley, de conventione with Thomas Parr and others, 20th February.

11 Henry VII., 1495–6.

Lawrence Towneley, esq., de ingressu super disseisinam against Geoffrey, son of James Stansfeld [of Burnley ?].

12 Henry VII., 1496–7.

Margaret, who was the wife of Hugh Swynley, novel disseisin, 13th August; Adam Hulton and . . ., his wife.

13 Henry VII., 1497–8.

Thomas Hesketh, esq., Ralph Caterall, esq., Robert Plesington, and Nicholas Gardiner, de ingressu in le post against John Cotom.

20 Henry VII., 1504–5.

William, archbishop of Canterbury, de ingressu in le post; Alexander Radcliff (de conventione ?), 14th February; James Holt and others, de conventione with Thomas Abraham, 14th February; Thomas Radcliff, of Wyrmersley, son and heir of Richard Radcliff; Lawrence Asshowe, John Eltonheved, Oliver Culchith, and Henry Sale of Bedforth.

21 Henry VII., 1505–6.

Thomas Hawarden, novel disseisin against Hamon Bruche, 20th July; Thomas Cansfeld, novel disseisin against the Earl of Derby; Alice Halton and others, novel disseisin against James Halton; John Butiller, kt., Miles Gerard, and others, de ingressu in le post against John Sothworth, kt.; the same John and Miles and others, de conventione with John Sothworth, kt., and Alice, his wife; James Molineux and others, de ingressu in le post against Thomas Standish; Robert Longley, novel disseisin against Nicholas Prestwich; Ralph Malbon, de ingressu in le post against John Leche and Maud, his wife; Katherine Halsall, novel disseisin against Thomas Wryhtyngton; Robert Constave, kt., de ingressu in le post against Brian Tunstall; Nicholas Massy, novel disseisin against John Bothe, kt.; James Anderton, de ingressu in le post against Nicholas Nutshagh; Roger Hall, the same against William Hall; William Wall, the same against Anne Hunte, daughter and heir of William Bolton; Edmund Dudley, the same against Thomas Fenys alias Dacre.

22 Henry VII., 1506–7.

William Irland, esq., novel disseisin against Gilbert Barton; James Pemberton, the same against Geoffrey Molyneux.

23 Henry VII., 1507–8.

Thomas Hesketh, esq., de ingressu in le post against John Hentworth (sic), and the same against Gilbert Cunclif; Thomas Botiller, kt., the same against Thomas Midelton and Joan, his wife; Miles Gerard, esq., the same against Robert Worsley and Ellen, his wife; Nicholas Hesham, novel disseisin against Thomas Blackburn; John Urmston, de ingressu in le post against Ellen Urmston, widow; John Roth, the same against John Brerton and others; John Lawrence, esq., and others, the same against Peter Legh, kt.; John Asshton, kt., the same against Peter Legh; Ralph Standish and Margaret, his wife, de forma donationis in descendre against Edward Stret, 20th February; Thomas Botiler, kt., novel disseisin against Thomas Midelton and others; Margaret Scaresbreck, widow, the same against Luce Brown; Otho Redish, esq., de ingressu in le post against John Wood, sen.; Henry Kirkby and others, de conventione with Richard Belingham; Thomas Knolls, clerk, and others, de ingressu in le post against James Harington; Thomas Knolls, the same against Robert Singleton; John Dean and Richard Britwisel, de ingressu in le post against Thomas Starky, 20th July; Thomas Hesketh, esq., the same against Thomas More and Alice, his wife; Thomas Latham, esq., and others, the same against John Boland, 20th July; Thomas Latham, esq., and others, de conventione with John Bolton; Thomas Botiler, kt., de ingressu in le post against Thomas Noreys; and Alina Halton, novel disseisin.

24 Henry VII., 1508–9.

Richard Banaster, de conventione with Percival Proctor and Grace, his wife, 20th February; Thomas Lister, de ingressu in le post against Thomas Huntington; Beatrix Pemberton and others, the same against Hugh Pemberton; and John Molyneux and others, the same against John Birkhead and others.

Footnotes

1 Exemplified on day in the fourth week of Lent, 2 Henry VII. [ March, 1487], with three deeds relating thereto. Kuerden's MSS., College of Arms, ii, 169.
2 Ibid., 188; also on f. 169.
3 Kuerden's MSS., ii, 188.
4 Palatinate of Lancaster, Plea Roll no. 67, m. 7.
5 Ibid.
6 Ibid., Roll no. 70, m. 9 (also m. 3).
7 Palatinate of Lancaster, Plea Roll no. 70, m. 8.
8 Ibid., Roll no. 72, m. 2.
9 Ibid., Roll no. 75, m. 5d.
10 Ibid., Roll no. 76, m. 5.
11 Addit. MSS. no. 32,104, Deed no. 1126.
12 The date is given as Monday after St. Bartholomew, 9 Henry VII. [26th August, 1493] in Kuerden's MSS., ii, 169b, which is obviously the correct date.
13 "Bryndle." Ibid., 169b.
14 Ibid., 188. Exemplified 27th August, 9 Henry VII. [1493]. Ibid., 169b.
15 Kuerden's MSS., College of Arms, ii, 171.
16 Palatinate of Lancaster, Plea Roll no. 81, m. 4.
17 Ibid.
18 Ibid., Roll no. 82, m. 2d.
19 Palatinate of Lancaster, Plea Roll no. 82, m. 2.
20 Compiled from record of licence to make concord. Plea Roll no. 83, m. 5. See last entry but one.
21 Exemplified 28th March, 14 Henry VII. [1499]. Kuerden's MSS., ii. 171b.
22 Maulds Meaburn, co. Westmorland.
23 The record of the recovery specifies only 6 acres of meadow.
24 This seems to be an interpolation.
25 rectius Richard.
26 Kuerden's MSS., ii. 171. Kuerden's abstract is incorrect in some particulars. Richard de Preston, the demandant, was son of Richard, son and heir of Robert de Preston, the grantee; as appears by the recovery recorded in Plea Roll no. 83, m. 5d.
27 Plea Roll no. 86, m. 2.
28 Kuerden's MSS., ii. 171b.
29 Kuerden's MSS., ii. 171b. The recovery is recorded upon Plea Roll no. 89, m. 4.
30 Plea Roll no. 90, m. 2.
31 Ibid., also on m. 4.
32 Ibid., m. 5.
33 Plea Roll no. 90, m. 5.
34 The recovery gives "Pole."
35 Kuerden's MSS., ii. 188b. Exemplified 23rd March, 16 Henry VII. [1501]. Recorded in Plea Roll no. 91, m. 11.
36 Plea Roll no. 93, m. 4a.
37 Ibid., m. 4a. d.
38 Palatinate of Lancaster, Fines, Bundle 10 (Henry VII.).
39 Exemplied 18th August, 21 Henry VII. [1506]. Kuerden's MSS., College of Arms, ii, 189.
40 The date might also be 21st August, 1503. See no. 41.
41 Kuerden's MSS., College of Arms, vol. ii, 187b.
42 Ibid.
43 Towneley's MSS., Chetham Lib., C. 8. 13, no. l. 297.
44 Roll no. 95, m. 2d.
45 Roll no. 96, m. 3.
46 Ibid.
47 Kuerden's MSS., College of Arms, ii, 187b.
48 Plea Roll no. 94, m. 1.
49 Exemplified 26th March, 19 Henry VII. [1504]. Kuerden's MSS., College of Arms, ii, 188b.
50 Roll no. 97, m. 4d.
51 From the record of the fine pro licentia concordandi on Roll no. 99, m. 5d.
52 Roll no. 99, m. 2d.
53 Roll no. 99, m. 4.
54 Roll no. 100, m. 7.
55 Roll no. 100, m. 7d.
56 Roll no. 101, m. 12; where is also the record of a fine of 6li. 13s. 4d. paid by Edmund Dudley for a writ pro licentia concordandi.
57 This recovery was exemplified on . . . day in the fourth week of Lent, 21 Henry VII. [March, 1506]. Kuerden's MSS., College of Arms, ii, 189.
58 Exemplified about the same date. Kuerden's MSS., College of Arms, ii, 189.
59 Roll no. 102, m. 6.
60 Kuerden's MSS. gives "chaplain."
61 Exemplified 18th August, 21 Henry VII. [1506]. Kuerden's MSS., College of Arms, ii, 189.
62 Roll no. 102, m. 1d.
63 Roll no. 102, m. 6d.
64 Exemplified 24th August, 23 Henry VII. [1507]. Kuerden's MSS., College of Arms, ii, 189b.
65 Kuerden's MSS., College of Arms, ii, 189b. Exemplified 24th August, in the same year.
66 The fine of 30s. for a writ pro licentia concordandi is on Roll no. 104, m. 1d.
67 Roll no. 104, m. 3.
68 The record on Plea Roll no. 104, m. 8, names only Robert Syngleton and Margaret, his wife, as tenants.
69 There is no date to the record of the process in Kuerden's MSS., but the record of the plea on the Plea Roll and the date of the following writ fixes it in 1508. The King, &c. We have inspected the tenor of the record upon an assize in le post. Henry, by the Grace of God, &c. Command James Harington, clerk, kinsman and heir of William Balderston, that he render to Thomas Knolls, clerk, Thomas Peke, clerk, John Cokson, and others, the moiety of the manor of Balderston, and 200 messuages, 2000 acres of land, 500 acres of meadow, 1000 acres of pasture, 40 acres of wood, 2000 acres of moor, 1000 acres of moss, and 100 shillings of yearly rent in Balderston, Mellor, Bretherton, Elswick, Freckleton, Hamilton, Preston, Halghton, Ribelton, Broughton, Claghton, Dilworth, Lancaster, Whittingham, Gosnergh, Woodplumpton, Croston, Farrington, and Hoole Holme. Witness, &c., 20th February, 23 Henry VII. [1508].
James Harington, clerk, vouches to warrant William Sourbutts. It is conceded that Thomas Knolls, clerk, and the other demandants shall recover their seisin of the said tenements against the said James.
70 Roll no. 106, m. 10d.
71 Cf. the following writ in Bundle 10, Palatinate of Lancaster, Fines, m. 2, 24th February, 24 Henry VII. [1509]. Writ to Humphrey Conyngesby to go to Richard Banaster and Percival Proctour and Grace, his wife, between whom a writ of covenant touching a messuage, 100 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, and 100 acres of pasture in Barnesset was pending for levying a fine, and to receive their acknowledgments.
Ibid., m. 3, 20th February, 24 Henry VII. [1509]. Writ of precipe in the same fine.
72 From the record of the recovery on Plea Roll no. 107, m. 3. See also the following writ in Bundle 10, Palatinate of Lancaster, Fines, m. 4, 24th February, 24 Henry VII. [1509]. Writ to Humphrey Conyngesby to go to James Holt and Ralph Holt, and to Hugh Chadwik, the elder, John Chadwik, son of the said Hugh, and Hugh Chadwik, the younger, son of the said John, between whom a writ of covenant touching 4 messuages, 2 acres of land, and 4 acres of meadow in Spotland and Hundersfeld was pending for levying a fine, and to receive their acknowledgments.
73 The fine of 6s. 8d. for writ pro licentia concordandi is on Plea Roll no. 107 m. 1d.
74 Plea Roll no. 107, m. 2; Kuerden's MSS., College of Arms, ii, 172. Exemplified 2nd March, 24 Henry VII. [1509].
75 Kuerden's MSS., ii, 172. Exemplified 21st March, 24 Henry VII. [1509].
76 Kuerden's MSS. gives "Ralph."