Final Concords for Lincs
41 Henry III (Case 131, File 40)

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'Final Concords for Lincs: 41 Henry III (Case 131, File 40)', Final Concords of the County of Lincoln: 1244-1272 (1920), pp. 127-144. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53628 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Case 131, File 40: 41 Henry III

No. 1. At York; from Easter in one month, 41 Henry III, [6 May, 1257].

Between Gilbert de Teford, querent, and Richard Trussebut, touching this, that Richard should acquit him of the services which Walter de Eyuill demands from him in respect of his free tenement which he holds of Richard in Barkewrth, Kynthorp and Wraggeby, to wit, 1 messuage, 6 bovates of land and 23 acres of wood; and whereupon Richard, who is mesne between them, ought to acquit him; and whereupon Gilbert complained that, whereas he holds the tenement of Richard, rendering therefor yearly to the chief lords of that fee for Richard and his heirs 12d. and one pound of pepper, and likewise foreign service as much as belongs to 3 bovates of land, for all service, Walter, by default of Richard's acquittance, distrained him to do suit at his court of Hatton from three weeks to three weeks.

Plea. Richard has acknowledged the tenement to be the right of Gilbert: to hold to Gilbert and his heirs of Richard and his heirs for ever; rendering therefor yearly to Walter, the chief lord of that fee, and his heirs for Richard and his heirs 12d., and one pound of pepper at the feast of St. Botulph, and likewise foreign service as much as belongs to 3 bovates of land, for all service. [Warranty.] And for this Gilbert has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to Richard and his heirs all the damages which he says that he has suffered, by reason that he has not heretofore acquitted him of the services, until the day on which this concord was made.

No. 2. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in fifteen days, 41 Henry III, [25 November, 1256].

Between Henry abbot of Swynesheued, querent, and Ralph de Kanewik and Amabilla his wife, impedients, of 1 toft and half an acre of land in Kanewik.

Plea of warranty of charter. Ralph and Amabilla have acknowledged the toft and land to be the right of the abbot and his church, as those which they have of their gift: to hold to the abbot and his successors and his church of Ralph and Amabilla and the heirs of Amabilla in frank almoign. [Warranty.] And the abbot has received them and the heirs of Amabilla into all the benefits and prayers which shall henceforth be made in his church for ever.

No. 3. At York; from Easter in one month, 41 Henry III, [6 May, 1257].

Between Alexander de Hothum, querent, and Geoffrey le Clerc of Ireby and Emma his wife, impedients, of 4 bovates of land in Ireby.

Plea of warranty of charter. Geoffrey and Emma have acknowledged the land with the appurtenances, as in demesnes, homages, service of free men, villeinages, wards, reliefs, escheats, meadows, pastures and all other things to the land belonging, to be the right of Alexander, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of the chief lords of that fee for ever; doing therefor the service which to the land belongs. And for this Alexander has granted to Geoffrey and Emma 1 toft, 1 bovate and 4 acres of land of the same land, to wit, that toft which Edmund de Ireby heretofore held, and that bovate of land which William son of Brithyne heretofore held, and those 4 acres of land which John son of John de Hagh heretofore held: to hold to Geoffrey and Emma, and the heirs whom Geoffrey shall beget of Emma, of Alexander and his heirs for ever; doing therefor the foreign service which belongs to the tenement which shall remain to them by this fine. And if it happen that Geoffrey and Emma die without an heir whom Geoffrey shall beget of her, the tenements which shall remain to them by this fine shall, after the death of both of them, revert to Alexander and his heirs quit, for ever.

No. 4. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between Odo prior of Hauerholm', querent, and Hugh de Ryngesdon, touching this, that Hugh should allow him to have his right of way (cheminum) over Hugh's land in Leuesingham.

Plea. Hugh has acknowledged and granted for himself and his heirs that the prior and his successors and his men of Hauerholm' shall henceforth wholly have their right of way on the land of Hugh and his heirs in the said vill for cars and carts and, likewise, for driving their beasts, where Hugh or his heirs or his men of the said vill have the right of way or chase, without gainsaying of Hugh and his heirs, for ever. And, moreover, Hugh has acknowledged and granted for himself and his heirs that the prior and his successors and his church shall henceforth hold in frank almoign the mill of Leuesingham which is called Algarmiln, with a certain meadow called Milnecroft which lies near the mill; and all the suit of their men of Leuesingham for doing multure at the mill; and likewise common of pasture for their beasts of every kind in the same vill, for ever; which mill, meadow, suit and pasture the prior's predecessors had of the gift and grant of Elias de Ringesdon, Hugh's grand father, whose heir he is; so that it shall be lawful for the prior and his successors to mow (falcare), plough and cultivate the meadow, and to make their profit thereof at their will without any gainsaying or let of Hugh or his heirs, for ever. [Warranty.] And the prior has received Hugh and his heirs into all the benefits and prayers which shall henceforth be made in his church for ever.

No. 5. At York; on the morrow of the Ascension of the Lord, 41 Henry III, [18 May, 1257].

Between Robert abbot of Thornton, querent, and Andrew son of Henry, and Cecily his wife, impedients, of 1 bovate of land and the moiety of 1 toft in Little Lymberge.

Plea of warranty of charter. Andrew and Cecily have acknowledged the tenements to be the right of the abbot and his church, as those which the abbot and his church have of their gift: to hold to the abbot and his successors and his church of Andrew and Cecily and the heirs of Cecily in frank almoign. [Warranty.] And the abbot has received Andrew and Cecily and the heirs of Cecily into all the benefits and prayers which shall henceforth be made in his church for ever.

No. 6. At York; from Easter in one month, 41 Henry III, [6 May, 1257].

Between Beatrice de Marton, querent, by Saer Waldeshef put in her place, and William abbot of Kyrkestede, deforciant, by brother Nigel, his monk, put in his place, of common of pasture which Beatrice claimed to have in the abbot's marsh in Marton.

Plea. Beatrice has quitclaimed from herself and her heirs to the abbot and his successors and his church all the right and claim which she had of having or demanding any common of pasture in the marsh, by the metes and bounds written below, for ever, to wit, in length from Le Twercdik' to the waters of Wyme, and in breadth from le Bothedik' to Halledik'. And for this the abbot has given Beatrice 3½ marks of silver.

No. 7. At York; from Easter in three weeks, 41 Henry III, [29 April, 1257].

Between Alexander le Especer and Albreda his wife, Thomas de Fiskerton and Maud his wife, plaintiffs, and Thomas de Greingham, tenant, by Roger Fige put in his place, of 1 messuage in the suburb of Lincoln.

Plea. The plaintiffs have acknowledged the messuage to be the right of the tenant, and have quitclaimed it from themselves and the heirs of Albreda and Maud to the tenant and his heirs for ever. And for this the tenant, at the petition of the plaintiffs, has given and granted the messuage to Robert de Beuerlaco: to hold to him and his heirs of the tenant and his heirs for ever; rendering therefor yearly 1d. at Easter; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the messuage belong. [Warranty.]

No. 8. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between Walter de Faucunburg, querent, and Ralph Ala Grene and Herbert Scykeling, whom Walter claimed as his bondmen (nativos) and fugitives.

Plea. Walter has acknowledged Ralph and Herbert to be free men, and has quitclaimed them with all their sequel and all their chattels from himself and his heirs free and quit of all kind of neifty and secular service, for ever. And for this they have given him 40s. sterling.

No. 9. At Grymesby; from St. Hilary in fifteen days, 41 Henry III, [27 January, 1256–7].

Between John Marescall of Teuelby, querent, and Agnes Pollard, impedient, of 2 bovates of land in Teuelby, and 1 toft and 1½ bovates of land in Rauendal, and 2 acres of meadow in Askeby.

Plea of warranty of charter. Agnes has acknowledged the tenements to be the right of John, as those which he has of her gift: to hold to him and his heirs of her and her heirs for ever; doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the services which to the tenements belong. [Warranty.] And for this John has given Agnes one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 10. At Lincoln; on the morrow of Souls, 41 Henry III, [3 November, 1256].

Between Henry abbot of Swynesheued, querent, and Geoffrey de Rouceby and Maud his wife, impedients, of 4 tofts and 3 bovates of land in Hal'.

Plea of warranty of charter. Geoffrey and Maud have acknowledged the premises to be the right of the abbot and his church, as those which the abbot and his church have of the gift of Henry de Charnell, Maud's father, whose heir she is: to hold to the abbot and his successors and his church of Geoffrey and Maud and the heirs of Maud in frank almoign. [Warranty.] And the abbot has received Geoffrey and Maud and their heirs into all the benefits and prayers which shall henceforth be made in his church for ever.

No. 11. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between Henry abbot of Swynesheued, plaintiff, and Ralph de Littlebyr' and Agnes his wife, tenants, of 20 acres of land in Holebech.

Recognition of the grand assize. The abbot has quitclaimed from himself and his successors and his church to Ralph and Agnes and the heirs of Agnes all the right and claim that he had in the land, for ever. And for this Ralph and Agnes have given and granted to the abbot 5 acres of land in Flet', to wit, all that parcel of arable land (culturam) which is called Cuperescroft, without any retainment: to hold to the abbot and his successors and his church of Ralph and Agnes and the heirs of Agnes in frank almoign. [Warranty.]

No. 12. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in one month, 41 Henry III, [9 December, 1256].

Between Richard le Noreys and Juliana his wife, plaintiffs, and Andrew Arketel, tenant, of the moiety of 2 messuages and 2 acres of land in Stanford; and between the same plaintiffs and the said Andrew, whom Robert de Welledon vouched to warrant, of the moiety of 3 acres and 1 rood of land in the same vill; and between the same plaintiffs and the said Andrew, whom Richard de Cottesmor and Margery his wife vouched to warrant, of the moiety of 1 messuage in the same vill; which moieties the plaintiffs claimed to be Juliana's reasonable dower which came to her in respect of the free tenement which was of Henry son of Richard, formerly her husband.

Plea. The plaintiffs have quitclaimed from themselves to Andrew and his heirs all the right and claim which they had in the tenements in the name of Juliana's dower, excepting the moiety of the said 2 acres of land, which moiety they have demanded against Andrew, for ever. And for this Andrew has granted the said moiety to the plaintiffs, to wit, that moiety which lies towards the east: to hold to them of Andrew and his heirs for Juliana's life, in the name of her dower. And, moreover, Andrew has granted for himself and his heirs that they shall henceforth render 20s. every year to the plaintiffs, for Juliana's life. And after her death, the moiety of the 2 acres shall revert to Andrew and his heirs; and, likewise, Andrew and his heirs shall be quit of the yearly payment, for ever. And, moreover, Andrew has given the plaintiffs 6 marks of silver.

Endorsed: Before the abbot of Peterborough.

No. 13. [The same as No. 12 except that it has no endorsement.]

No. 14. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Hilary, 41 Henry III, [20 January, 1256–7].

Between Richard de Heyling, querent, and Robert de Teleby, touching this, that Richard complained that, whereas by a fine made in the court of the lord the king, before his justices, at Westminster, between the same Richard, plaintiff, and the said Robert, tenant, of the moiety of one knight's fee in Hotoft and Thedelthorp, Robert should hold the moiety of Richard by the service of half a knight's fee; and by the same fine had granted that he should not give, sell nor aliene the tenement whereby Richard might lose the homages, reliefs, wards, and escheats of the tenement; Robert, contrary to the fine, aliened from the tenement 100 acres of meadow and 80 acres of land, to wit, whatever he had in the vill of Howtoft, whereby Richard might lose homages, reliefs, wards and escheats.

Plea of fine. Robert has granted to Richard the homage and service of Peter son of John de Kokerington, and Olive his wife, and the heirs of Olive, whom he enfeoffed of the meadow and land; and has quitclaimed them from himself and his heirs to Richard and his heirs for ever; saving to Robert and his heirs the residue of the moiety of the knight's fee: to hold of Richard and his heirs for ever; doing therefor the services which belong to the tenements which remain to them of the moiety of the fee; provided that it shall not be lawful for Robert or his heirs to give, sell or in any way to aliene any part of the tenement, whereby Richard or his heirs shall lose wardship, relief and escheats, when they shall fall. And for this Richard has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to Robert and his heirs all the damages which he said that he had suffered, by reason that Robert did not observe the fine formerly made between them, until the day on which this concord was made. And be it known that Peter son of John has done homage to Richard in the same court for the tenement.

No. 15. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Hilary, 41 Henry III, [20 January, 1256–7].

Between Thomas son of Lambert de Muleton, querent, and Richard de Harington, deforciant, of customs and services which Thomas demanded of Richard in respect of his free tenement which he holds of Thomas in Harington, to wit, 2 knights' fees; and whereupon Thomas demanded of him that he should do to him homage and relief and the service of 2 knights' fees; which service Richard did not heretofore acknowledge to him.

Plea. Richard has acknowledged and granted for himself and his heirs that they shall henceforth do to Thomas and his heirs, whom he begot of Ida, formerly his wife, for the tenement, homage, and relief, when it shall fall, and the service of the 2 knights' fees for all service, suit of court, custom and demand. And, moreover, Richard has granted for himself and his heirs that they shall henceforth render every [year] to Thomas and his heirs, whom he begot of Ida, for the tenement which Richard holds of Thomas in Scryuelby one mewed sparrow-hawk or half a mark at the feast of St. Michael at Harington, for ever, for all service. And for this Thomas has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to Richard and his heirs all the right and claim which he had in one markate of rent which Richard's ancestors were used to render in respect of a certain meadow which he holds of Thomas in Yreby, for ever. [Warranty.] And Thomas has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to Richard and his heirs all the arrears of reliefs and services and, likewise, all the damages which he said that he had suffered by the withholding of the services until the day on which this concord was made. And be it known that Richard in the same court did homage to Thomas for the tenement.

Endorsed: Margaret countess of Lincoln puts in her claim to the one markate of rent in Ireby.

No. 16. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between Herbert de Salfleteby, querent, and Alan Barry, impedient, of 16½ acres of land in Malberthorp.

Plea of warranty of charter. Alan has acknowledged the land, to wit, the toft and croft which William son of Wymund heretofore held, containing 4 acres; and the toft and croft which Robert son of Wymund heretofore held, containing 6 acres; and the toft and croft which Walter Syward heretofore held, containing 5 acres and 1½ acres; which lies in Newcroft, between the land of Thomas Stonhord and the land of Thomas the Chaplain, to be the right of Herbert, as that which he has of Alan's gift: to hold to Herbert and his heirs of Alan and his heirs for ever; rendering therefor yearly 6d. for all service. [Warranty.] And for this Herbert has given to Alan one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 17. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between Eustace de Welleton, querent, and Alexander Buk' and Beatrice his wife, impedients, of the moiety of 1 bovate of land in Dunham.

Plea of warranty of charter. The impedients have acknowledged the moiety to be the right of Eustace, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Beatrice for ever; rendering therefor yearly one halfpenny at Easter; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other service which to the moiety belongs. [Warranty.] And for this Eustace has given to them 40s. sterling.

No. 18. At Grymesby; from St. Hilary in fifteen days, 41 Henry III, [27 January, 1256–7].

Between Henry prior of St. Katherine's, Lincoln, querent, and Thomas son of Wygod, whom Thomas de Askeby vouched to warrant, of 40s. which was in arrear to him of a yearly rent of 2s. which he owes to him.

Plea. Thomas son of Wygod has acknowledged and granted for himself and his heirs that they shall henceforth render 2s. every year to the prior and his successors and his church. And, moreover, Thomas son of Wygod has given the prior half a mark of silver for his arrears. And for this the prior has quitclaimed from himself and his successors and his church to Thomas son of Wygod and his heirs all the other arrears and, likewise, all the other damages which he said that he had suffered, by reason of the withholding of the rent, until the day on which this concord was made.

No. 19. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between John de Ros of Tyd, querent, and Roger son of Milda, deforciant, of customs and services which John demanded of him in respect of his free tenement which he holds of John in Kidington, to wit, 2 tofts and 1½ bovates of land; and whereupon John demanded of him that he should do to him homage and relief, and render to him yearly 12s. 4d.; which service Roger did not heretofore acknowledge to him.

Plea. Roger has acknowledged and granted for himself and his heirs that they shall henceforth do to John and his heirs for the tenement homage, and relief, when it shall fall, and render every year to John and his heirs 12s. 4d. for all service. And, moreover, Roger has given John 5 marks of silver. [Warranty.] And John has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to Roger and his heirs all the arrears of the services and, likewise, all the damages which he said that he had suffered, by reason of the withholding of the services, until the day on which this concord was made.

No. 20. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between William abbot of Bardeney, plaintiff, and Stephen de Cracroft, tenant, of 48 acres of land in Hogestorp.

Recognition of the grand assize. Stephen has acknowledged the land to be the right of the abbot and his church. And for this the abbot has granted the land to Stephen: to hold to him and his heirs of the abbot and his successors and his church for ever; rendering therefor yearly 4s. for all service. [Warranty.] And, moreover, Stephen has given the abbot 4 marks of silver. And be it known that Stephen has done homage to the abbot in the same court for the tenement.

No. 21. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [18 November, 1256].

Between Herebert de Clerbek and Amicia his wife, plaintiffs, by Herebert put in the place of Amicia, and Robert prior of Ormesby, tenant, of the third part of 18 acres of meadow in Fulstowe; and between the same plaintiffs and the said prior, whom Robert de Fulstowe vouched to warrant, of the third part of 2 tofts and 2 bovates of land in the same vill; which third parts Herebert and Amicia claimed to be of Amicia's reasonable dower, which fell to her in respect of the free tenement which was of Ralph de Bolebek', formerly her husband.

Plea. Herebert and Amicia have quitclaimed from themselves to the prior and his successors and his church all the right and claim which they had in the tenements in the name of Amicia's dower, for ever. And for this the prior has given them 5 marks of silver.

No. 22. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Hilary, 41 Henry III, [20 January, 1256–7].

Between Ingram abbot of Barling', querent, and Walter de Wyldeker, impedient, of the manor of North Carleton by Lincoln.

Plea of warranty of charter. Walter has acknowledged the manor with the appurtenances, as in demesnes, homages and services of free men, villeinages, wardships, reliefs, escheats, meadows, pastures, waters, fish-ponds and all other things to the manor belonging, without any retainment, to be the right of the abbot and his church, as that which they have of Walter's gift, to maintain, after the death of Walter and Lauretta his wife, three canons to perform divine service in the church of Barling' for the souls of Walter and Lauretta, their ancestors and heirs, and continually and solemnly to celebrate the anniversary of Walter and Lauretta, when it shall fall, for ever: to hold to the abbot and his successors and his church of Walter and his heirs in free and perpetual alms for ever; doing therefor the foreign service which to the manor belongs for all service, suit of court, aid, relief, custom and demand. [Warranty.] And for this the abbot has granted Walter and Lauretta 298 acres of land in Caueneby and Glentham, to wit, all the arable land which he had in the said vills; and 41 acres of meadow in the same vills; of which meadow Walter and Lauretta were in seisin on the day on which this concord was made; and the capital messuage of Caueneby (excepting the sheepfold situate within that messuage, with the close which surrounds the sheepfold, and likewise with the fourth part of a certain croft which is next the sheepfold, to wit, that part which lies towards the west, which remain to the abbot and his successors, together with the homages and services of the free men, and the residue of the whole meadow belonging to the said messuages and land in Caueneby and Glentham, and together with all his pasture for his sheep in the same vills, and his windmill, and all lands, tofts and crofts which the abbot held for a term in the same vills on the same day): to hold to Walter and Lauretta of the abbot and his successors and his church for the whole life of both Walter and Lauretta; doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee for the abbot and his successors and his church all the services which belong to the tenement which remains to them by this fine. And after the death of both Walter and Lauretta, the messuage, land and meadow, which remain to them for the term of their lives, shall revert to the abbot and his successors and his church, quit, for ever. And be it known that Walter and Lauretta shall maintain the buildings (domus) which are in the said messuage in the state in which they were on the day on which this concord was made.

No. 23. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between Roger son of Ranulph de Tymberlund and Juliana his wife, querents, and Cunred le Estreys, impedient, of 12 messuages and 4 acres of land in the vill of St. Botulph.

Plea of warranty of charter. Cunred has acknowledged the premises to be the right of Juliana, as those which Roger and Juliana have of Cunred's gift. And for this they have granted the premises to Cunred: to hold to Cunred of Roger and Juliana and the heirs of Juliana for Cunred's life; rendering therefor yearly 30s. at the feast of St. Margaret; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the premises belong. And after Cunred's death, the premises shall revert to Roger and Juliana and the heirs of Juliana: to hold of the chief lords of that fee by the services which to those premises belong, for ever.

No. 24. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between Philip de Partenay, querent, and William de Luceby and Agnes his wife, impedients, of 10 acres of land in Hameringham.

Plea of warranty of charter. William and Agnes have acknowledged the land to be the right of Philip, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Agnes for ever; rendering therefor yearly 1d. at the feast of the Assumption of the blessed Mary for all service. [Warranty.] And for this Philip has given them half a mark of silver.

No. 25. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between Godfrey Galoch and Sybil his wife, plaintiffs, and Beatrice who was the wife of William de Castre, tenant, of half a bovate of land and 13s. 6d. of rent in Clipseby. And between the same plaintiffs and Adam de Thoresthorp and Margaret his wife, tenants, of half a bovate of land and 7s. 3d. of rent in the same vill. And between the same plaintiffs and Maud de Clipseby, tenant, of half a bovate of land and 7s. 3d. of rent in the same vill. And between the same plaintiffs and Muriel de Clipseby, tenant, of half a bovate of land and 12d. of rent in the same vill.

Plea. The tenants have acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Sybil. And for this Godfrey and Sybil have granted to the tenants the moiety of all the land, to wit, to each of them (ipsarum) a moiety of all the land which they demanded against her, to wit, that moiety which everywhere lies towards the sun; and likewise to each of them the moiety of the rent which they demanded against her: to hold to them of Godfrey and Sybil and the heirs of Sybil for the life of Beatrice, Margaret, Maud and Muriel without doing service therefor at any time. [Warranty.] And after their death the tenements, which by this fine remain to them for life, shall revert to Godfrey and Sybil and the heirs of Sybil, quit, for ever. And the other moiety shall remain to Godfrey and Sybil and the heirs of Sybil, quit of the tenants and the heirs of Beatrice, Margaret, Maud and Muriel, for ever.

No. 26. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in fifteen days, 41 Henry III, [25 November, 1256].

Between Ralph abbot of Croyland, plaintiff, and Thomas de Quappelad, whom Alan Miles vouched to warrant, of 3 acres of land in Quappelad.

Plea. The abbot has acknowledged the land to be the right of Thomas: to hold to Thomas and his heirs of the abbot and his successors and his church for ever; doing therefor homage; and rendering therefor yearly 8d. for all service. [Warranty.] And for this Thomas has granted to the abbot and his church 3 roods of land in the said vill, which Peter son of Sueccer heretofore held, and which the abbot has in exchange for the said 3 acres of land: to hold to the abbot and his successors and his church of Thomas and his heirs in frank almoign. [Warranty.]

No. 27. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in three weeks, 41 Henry III, [2 December, 1256].

Between William de Coleuil, plaintiff, and Berenger son of Osbert, tenant, of 1 messuage and the moiety of 1 bovate of land in Limberg. And between the same plaintiff and Robert son of Roger and Gundred his mother, tenants, of 1 messuage in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and Henry Le Suur, tenant, of 1 messuage in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and Adam son of Hugh, tenant, of 1 messuage and 1 bovate of land in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and Walter Le Muner, tenant, of 1 messuage in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and William son of Osbert de Lymberg, tenant, of 2 parts of 1 messuage and 2 bovates of land in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and the said William son of Osbert, whom Emma who was the wife of Osbert de Limberg vouched to warrant, of the third part of 1 messuage and 1 bovate of land in the same vill.

Plea. The tenants have acknowledged the premises to be the right of William de Coleuil, and have quitclaimed them from themselves and their heirs to William de Coleuil and his heirs for ever. And for this he has given them one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 28. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in fifteen days, 41 Henry III, [25 November, 1256].

Between Ralph abbot of Croyland, plaintiff, and Alexander son of Lambert, and Constance his wife, tenants, of 5 roods of land in Holebech. And between the same parties of 1½ perches of land in Quappelad.

Plea. Alexander and Constance have acknowledged the land to be the right of the abbot and his church; and Alexander has quitclaimed the land in Quappelad from himself and his heirs to the abbot and his successors and his church for ever. And for this the abbot has granted the land in Holebech to Alexander and Constance: to hold to them and the heirs of Constance of the abbot and his successors and his church for ever; doing therefor homage, and rendering therefor yearly 6d. for all service. [Warranty by the abbot, etc.]

No. 29. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between Robert de Heselarton, querent, and Peter de Ros, touching this, that Peter should acquit Robert of the service which William de Ros demanded of him in respect of his free tenement which he holds of Peter in Heselarton, Scaghelthorp and Bondeby, to wit, the third part of one knight's fee; and whereupon Robert complained that, whereas he should hold the tenement of Peter by the service of the third part of one knight's fee for all service, William, by default of Peter's acquittance, distrained him to do homage and relief and suit at William's court of Hamelak' from three weeks to three weeks; and whereof Peter, who is mesne between them, ought to acquit him.

Plea. Peter has acknowledged the tenement to be the right of Robert: to hold to Robert and his heirs of Peter and his heirs for ever; doing therefor the service of the third part of one knight's fee, and suit at the court of Peter and his heirs at Barton by the enforcement of the court, and when a thief shall be judged in the same court, and likewise when there shall be a plea in the same court by writ of right of the lord the king, for all service. [Warranty.] And for this Robert has remised and quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to Peter and his heirs all the damages which he said that he had suffered, by reason that Peter had not heretofore acquitted him of the service, until the day on which this concord was made.

No. 30. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in three weeks, 41 Henry III, [2 December, 1256].

Between Henry Justice, plaintiff, and Thomas son of Thomas Irensid, tenant, of 7 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow, 8s. 6d. of rent in Mikelhal. And between the same plaintiff and the said Thomas, whom Thomas Irensid vouched to warrant, of 3 acres of land in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and the said Thomas son of Thomas, whom Walter de Littlehal vouched to warrant, of 3 acres of land in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and the said Thomas son of Thomas, whom William de Askeby vouched to warrant, of 12d. of rent in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and the said Thomas son of Thomas, whom Robert son of Thomas Putman vouched to warrant, of half an acre of meadow in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and the said Thomas son of Thomas, whom John Dunek' vouched to warrant, of 1½ roods of land in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and the said Thomas son of Thomas, whom Richard Whirkekan vouched to warrant, of 1½ roods of land in the same vill.

Plea. Henry has acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Thomas son of Thomas, and has quitclaimed them from himself and his heirs to Thomas son of Thomas and his heirs for ever, together with all the other tenements which Thomas son of Thomas holds in the same vill of Henry's gift on the day on which this concord was made, and likewise the tenements which Thomas son of Thomas is bound to warrant to any others. And, moreover, Henry has granted for himself and his heirs that all the lands and tenements which Alice his mother held in dower of the heirs of Henry in the same vill on the aforesaid day, and which after Alice's death ought to revert to Henry and his heirs, shall after her death remain to Thomas son of Thomas and his heirs: to hold of the chief lords of that fee, quit of any right or claim that Henry or his heirs can have to the premises, for ever. And for this Thomas son of Thomas has given to Henry 1 mark of silver.

No. 31. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in one month, 41 Henry III, [9 December, 1256].

Between John prior of Kime, querent, and William de Kime, touching this, that William should acquit the prior of the service which John de Eyncurt demanded of him in respect of his free tenement which he holds of William in Thorp, to wit, 19 bovates of land; and touching this, that William should acquit the prior of the service which William de Ros demanded of him in respect of his free tenement which he holds of William de Kyme in Langeton, to wit, 2 bovates of land; and whereupon the prior complained that, whereas he should hold the tenements of William de Kyme in frank almoign, John, by default of William's acquittance, distrained him for relief, and aid to make his eldest son a knight and to marry his eldest daughter, and to do suit at his court of Blankeney from three weeks to three weeks: and William de Ros likewise distrained him to do suit at his court of Wraggeby from three weeks to three weeks; and whereof William de Kyme, who is mesne between them, ought to acquit him.

Plea. William de Kyme has acknowledged the tenements to be the right of the prior and his church of Kyme: to hold to the prior and his successors and his church of William de Kime and his heirs in frank almoign. [Warranty.] And for this the prior has quitclaimed from himself and his successors and his church to William de Kime and his heirs all the damages which he said that he had suffered, by reason that he had not heretofore acquitted him of the service, until the day on which this concord was made.

No. 32. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in fifteen days, 41 Henry III, [25 November, 1256].

Between Henry prior of St. Katherine's, Lincoln, querent, and Alan Maupas and Margaret his wife, impedients, of 1 toft in Lincoln.

Plea. Alan and Margaret have acknowledged the toft to be the right of the prior and his church, and have quitclaimed it from themselves and the heirs of Margaret to the prior and his successors and his church for ever. And for this the prior has received them and the heirs of Margaret into all the benefits and prayers which shall henceforth be made in his church for ever.

No. 33. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in three weeks, 41 Henry III, [2 December, 1256].

Between Thomas de Pauylly, querent, and Walter de Coleuil, deforciant, of customs and services which Thomas demanded of him in respect of his free tenement which he holds of him in Saparton, to wit, 1 carucate of land; and whereupon Thomas demanded of him that he should render to him yearly 10s., and do suit at his court of Breceby from three weeks to three weeks; which service Walter did not acknowledge to him.

Plea. Walter has acknowledged and granted for himself and his heirs that they shall henceforth render 10s. every year to Thomas and his heirs in respect of the tenement for all service. And for this Thomas has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to Walter and his heirs all the right and claim which he had of demanding of Walter and his heirs any suit of court or any other customs or services in respect of the tenement than the 10s. yearly, for ever.

No. 34. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in one month, 41 Henry III, [9 December, 1256].

Between Richard de Wauncy, querent, and John parson of the mediety of the church of Leuesingham, impedient, of 1 toft and 4 acres of land in Leuesingham.

Plea of warranty of charter. John has acknowledged the toft and land to be the right of Richard, as those which Richard has of his gift. And for this Richard has granted the premises to John: to hold to John for his life of Richard and his heirs; rendering therefor yearly 2s. for all service. And after John's death the premises shall revert to Richard and his heirs: to hold of the chief lords of that fee by the services which to those premises belong, for ever.

No. 35. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in one month, 41 Henry III, [9 December, 1256].

Between Walter de Gray, canon of York, querent, and Peter Druval and Beatrice his wife, deforciants, of 3 messuages, 120 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow and 1 mill in Coleby, and 1 messuage, 3 acres of land and 1½ acres of meadow in Nauenby.

Plea of covenant. Peter and Beatrice have acknowledged the tenements, without any retainment, to be the right of Walter, as those which Walter has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Beatrice for ever; rendering therefor yearly 1d. at Easter for all service; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the tenements belong. [Warranty.] And for this Walter has given Beatrice one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 36. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in one month, 41 Henry III, [9 December, 1256].

Between Walter abbot of Reuesby, plaintiff, and Viana who was the wife of John Motty, tenant, by John her brother put in her place, of the third part of 1 messuage with the appurtenances, excepting 12 feet, in the suburb of Lincoln.

Plea. Viana has acknowledged the third part of the messuage, excepting the 12 feet, to be the right of the abbot and his church of Reuesby. And for this the abbot has granted the third part of the messuage to Viana: to hold to her and the heirs whom John, formerly her husband, begot of her, and the heirs begotten of the bodies of the same heirs, of the abbot and his successors and his church for ever; rendering therefor yearly half a mark of silver; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee for the abbot and his successors and his church all the other services which to the third part of the messuage, excepting the 12 feet, belong. [Warranty.] And if it happen that the said heirs shall die without heirs begotten of their bodies, or if the heirs begotten of their bodies shall die without heirs of themselves, then, after the death of Viana and of the aforesaid heirs, the third part of the messuage shall revert to the abbot and his successors and his church: to hold of the chief lords of that fee by the services which to that third part belong; provided that Viana or the said heirs shall not be able to make any waste, sale or ruin in respect of the said third part.

No. 37. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in one month, 41 Henry III, [9 December, 1256].

Between Walter de Ludham, querent, and Henry de Stekewaud, impedient, of 3 bovates of land in Wyntrington.

Plea of warranty of charter. Henry has acknowledged the land to be the right of Walter, as that which Walter has of the gift of Henry: to hold to Walter and his heirs of Henry and his heirs for ever; rendering therefor yearly 1d. at Easter to Henry and his heirs for all service; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the land belong. [Warranty.] And for this Walter has given Henry one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 38. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in one month, 41 Henry III, [9 December, 1256].

Between Walter de Gray, canon of York, querent, and Andrew de Mere and Hawys his wife, deforciants, of 16 acres of land and 4½ acres of meadow in Somerton.

Plea of warranty of charter. Andrew and Hawys have acknowledged the premises, without any retainment, to be the right of Walter, as those which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Hawys for ever; rendering therefor yearly 1d. at Easter for all service to them and the heirs of Hawys belonging; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the premises belong. [Warranty.] And for this Walter has given Andrew and Hawys one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 39. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Hilary, 41 Henry III, [20 January, 1256–7].

Between Robert de Corbye, querent, and Geoffrey son of Hugh Conne and Edith his wife, impedients, of 1 messuage in Stanford.

Plea of warranty of charter. Geoffrey and Edith have acknowledged the messuage to be the right of Robert, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Edith for ever; rendering therefor yearly one halfpenny at Easter for all service; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the messuage belong. [Warranty.] And for this Robert has given Geoffrey and Edith 40s. sterling.

No. 40. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Hilary, 41 Henry III, [20 January, 1256–7].

Between William de Coleuil, plaintiff, and William Marescall, whom Rocelin, master of the knights of the Temple in England vouched to warrant, of 22 bovates of land in Great Lymberg'.

Plea. William de Coleuil has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to William Marescall and his heirs, and likewise to the master of the knights of the Temple and his successors and the brethren the knights of the Temple, all the right and claim which he had in the land for ever. And for this William Marescall has given him 35 marks of silver.

No. 41. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between Ralph abbot of Croyland, Gilbert de Gaunt, Robert de Well, Robert de Wylgeby, Nicholas de Grendal', Jollan de Hamby and Gilbert de Orreby, querents, and William de Gaunt and Alice his wife, deforciants, of a certain sewer which they claimed to have in the lands of William and Alice in Munby and Hogestorp.

Plea. William and Alice have acknowledged and granted for themselves and the heirs of Alice, so far as belongs to them, that the abbot and his successors and the other querents and their heirs, and all the tenants of the fee [sic] of Wydo de Creun, Gilbert de Gaunt and Robert de Tatershal' between the vills of Brunthorp and Orreby, shall have a certain common sewer through the middle of the lands of William and Alice and the heirs of Alice in Munby and Hogestorp, of the breadth of 24 feet, to drain all the land which they have in the said fees (except that Gilbert de Orreby and his heirs shall drain no more than 300 acres of land); so that the sewer shall begin at Fressemereslich and extend to the sea by the under-written bounds, to wit, from Fressemerelich to Cameringcrof [sic], and thence to Grymescrik', and so through the middle of Haverholm, and through the middle of the common land (communam) of Bruntoft to the sea-bank (fossatum maris), and thence to a certain lake which is called Newehaven, and through the middle of the marsh to the sea. So that it shall be lawful for the abbot and his successors and the other querents and their heirs to dig, scour and repair it, and to throw out the soil (terram) on either side of the sewer at their will, without gainsaying of William and Alice and the heirs of Alice, for ever. [Warranty.] And for this the abbot and the other querents have given William and Alice 20l. sterling. And be it known that the abbot and his successors and the other querents and their heirs shall make and maintain at their own costs three bridges over (ultra) the sewer, over which cars and carts can pass; to wit, one bridge between Fressemerelich and Camericroft, and two bridges between Haverholm and the sea-bank; and one bridge for foot-passengers passing between the church of Munby and the chapel of St. Leonard in the same vill; and a certain gowt (gutteram) at the sea-bank, by which the water which comes down through the sewer can go out into the sea, for ever. So that if the abbot and his successors and the other querents or their heirs shall make default in maintaining and repairing the sewer, bridges or gowt, it shall be lawful for William and Alice and the heirs of Alice to distrain them by their chattels found in their lands in the said fees when it shall be necessary to repair the sewer, bridges and gowt, for ever.

No. 42. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in three weeks, 41 Henry III [2 December, 1256].

Between Roger de Asseby and Beatrice his wife, plaintiffs, by the same Roger put in the place of Beatrice, and William son of Geoffrey de Diggeby, tenant, of 1 toft and 1 bovate of land in Diggeby.

Plea. Roger and Beatrice have acknowledged the premises to be the right of William. And for this William has given and granted the toft to them: to hold to them and the heirs of Beatrice of him and his heirs for ever; rendering therefor yearly one halfpenny at Easter for all service. [Warranty.] And the bovate of land shall remain to William and his heirs, quit of Roger and Beatrice and the heirs of Beatrice, for ever.

No. 43. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in three weeks, 41 Henry III, [2 December, 1256].

Between William son of Jordan, and Maud his wife, querents, by the same William put in the place of Maud, and Richard de Huwell, deforciant, by Jordan de Limoges put in his place, of custom and service which William and Maud demanded of him in respect of his free tenement which he holds of them in Howell, to wit, 1 carucate of land; and whereupon William and Maud demanded of him that he should do to them homage and relief, and suit at their court of Huwell at the enforcement of the court when there shall be a thief to be judged in the court, and when there shall be a writ of right of the lord the king to be pleaded in the court; which services Richard did not acknowledge to them.

Recognition of the grand assize. Richard has acknowledged and granted for himself and his heirs that they shall henceforth render every year to William and Maud and the heirs of Maud 10s. 8d. in respect of the tenement for all service, suit of court, homage, relief, custom and demand. [Warranty.] And, moreover, William and Maud have quitclaimed from themselves and the heirs of Maud to Richard and his heirs all the right and claim which they have of demanding of Richard or his heirs any other customs or services in respect of the tenement than the said 10s. 8d., for ever.

No. 44. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in three weeks, 41 Henry III, [2 December, 1256].

Between Ralph abbot of Croylaund, querent, and Henry de Lekeborne, touching this, that Henry should acquit the abbot of the service which Margery countess of Ferrars demanded of him in respect of his free tenement which he held of Henry in Lekeborne, to wit, 1 bovate of land; and whereupon the abbot complained that, whereas he holds the land of Henry in frank almoign, the countess, by default of Henry's acquittance, distrained him to do suit at her court of Graham from three weeks to three weeks; whereof Henry, who is mesne between them, ought to acquit him.

Plea. Henry has acknowledged the land to be the right of the abbot and his church: to hold to the abbot and his successors and his church of Henry and his heirs in frank almoign. [Warranty.] And for this the abbot has quitclaimed from himself and his successors and his church to Henry and his heirs all the damages which he said that he had suffered, by reason that Henry has not heretofore acquitted him, until the day on which this concord was made.

No. 45. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Hilary, 41 Henry III, [20 January, 1256–7].

Between Thomas de Kant' and Alice his wife, querents, by the same Thomas put in the place of Alice, and William de Coleby, deforciant, of customs and services which Thomas and Alice demanded of him in respect of his free tenement which he holds of them in Coleby, to wit, 1 carucate and half a bovate of land; and whereupon Thomas and Alice demanded of him that he should do to them for the carucate the service of the fourth part of one knight's fee; and render to them yearly 4s. 8d.; and do suit at their court of Coleby from three weeks to three weeks; and likewise render to them yearly 10d. for the half bovate; which services William did not heretofore acknowledge to them.

Recognition of the grand assize. William has acknowledged and granted for himself and his heirs that they shall henceforth do for Thomas and Alice and the heirs of Alice for the carucate foreign service as much as belongs to 1 carucate of land, whereof 7½ carucates make one knight's fee; and render therefor every year 4s. 8d.; and likewise that they shall do suit on reasonable summons at the court of Thomas and Alice and the heirs of Alice at Coleby once in the year, to wit, at the next court after the feast of St. Michael, for ever; and likewise render to them every year for the half bovate 10d. at the feast of St. Martin; and do foreign service as much as belongs to the same half bovate for all service. [Warranty.] And, moreover, Thomas and Alice have quitclaimed from themselves and the heirs of Alice all the right and claim which they had of demanding of William or his heirs any other customs or services than those which he has acknowledged to them in this fine, for ever; and likewise they have quitclaimed from themselves and the heirs of Alice to William and his heirs all the arrears of the said services and likewise all the damages which they said that they had suffered, by reason of the withholding of the services, until the day on which this concord was made.

No. 46. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between Thomas son of Alan de Muleton, querent, and Jordan de Claypol and Cecily his wife, deforciants, of 100 acres of land in Catheweit.

Plea of covenant. Jordan and Cecily have acknowledged the land to be the right of Thomas, and have quitclaimed it from themselves and the heirs of Cecily to Thomas and his heirs for ever. And for this Thomas has given them 12 marks of silver.

No. 47. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Hilary, 41 Henry III, [20 January, 1256–7].

Between Maud daughter of Robert de Pampesworth, querent, and Roger de Ros and Hawis his wife, impedients, of 74s. 6d. of rent with the appurtenances in Lincoln.

Plea of warranty of charter. Roger and Hawis have acknowledged the rent, to wit, whatever Roger and Hawis heretofore had in the aforesaid vill, without any retainment, to be the right of Maud, as that which she has of their gift: to hold to her and her heirs of them and the heirs of Hawis for ever; rendering therefor yearly one pair of white gloves or 1d. at Easter; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the tenement belong. [Warranty.] And for this Maud has given them one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 48. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between William de Leffremunt, plaintiff, and Robert de Wycheford, whom Robert de Boloyne vouched to warrant, of 1 messuage and 3 bovates of land in Flyntham. (fn. 1)

Plea. William has acknowledged the premises, without any retainment, to be the right of Robert de Wycheford, and has quitclaimed them from himself and his heirs to Robert de Wycheford and his heirs for ever. And for this Robert de Wycheford has given him 10 marks of silver and 1 palfrey.

No. 49. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Hilary, 41 Henry III, [20 January, 1256–7].

Between William Brund, querent, and John de Fristorp and Edusa his wife, impedients, of 3 acres of land and 1 acre of meadow in Faldingwrthe.

Plea of warranty of charter. John and Edusa have acknowledged the premises to be the right of William, as those which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Edusa for ever; rendering therefor yearly one halfpenny at the Nativity of the Lord for all service. [Warranty.] And for this William has given to them 30s. sterling.

No. 50. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between Master William de Suwelle, querent, and Gilbert le Lorimer and Emma his wife, and Elizabeth sister of the same Emma, impedients, of 2 parts of 1 messuage in the suburb of Lincoln.

Plea of warranty of charter. The impedients have acknowledged the premises to be the right of Master William, as those which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Emma and Elizabeth for ever; rendering therefor yearly one clove gillyflower at Easter; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the premises belong. [Warranty.] And for this Master William has given to them 20 marks of silver.

Footnotes

1 This concord relates to co. Nottingham.