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

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'Final Concords for Lincs: 41 Henry III (Case 131, File 41)', Final Concords of the County of Lincoln: 1244-1272 (1920), pp. 144-161. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53629 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Case 131, File 41: 41 Henry III

No. 51. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Hilary, 41 Henry III, [20 January, 1256–7].

Between Robert son of Elias de Howton, querent, and Roger de Ros and Hawis his wife, impedients, of 1½ bovates of land in Springethorp.

Plea of warranty of charter. Roger and Hawis have acknowledged the land 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 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 land belong. [Warranty.] And for this Robert has given them one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 52. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Hilary, 41 Henry III, [20 January, 1256–7].

Between William de Bedeford, querent, and Nicholas de Tateshal and Avicia his wife, deforciants, of two parts of one messuage in Lincoln.

Plea of covenant. Nicholas and Avicia 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 Avicia for ever; rendering therefor yearly 2 clove gillyflowers at the feast of St. Botulph; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the premises belong. [Warranty.] And for this William has given to them 6 marks of silver.

No. 53. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in three weeks, 41 Henry III, [2 December, 1256].

Between Thomas de Pauilly, querent, and William de Breceby, deforciant, of customs and services which Thomas demanded of him in respect of his free tenement which he holds of Thomas in Breceby, to wit, 1 toft and 1 bovate of land; and whereupon Thomas demanded of him that he should render to him yearly 41d., and do suit at his court of Breceby from three weeks to three weeks; which service William did not acknowledge to him.

Plea. William has acknowledged and granted for himself and his heirs that they shall henceforth render 41d. every year to Thomas and his heirs for the tenement, for all service. And for this Thomas has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to William and his heirs all the right and claim which he had of demanding any suit of court or other customs or service than the said rent in respect of the tenement, for ever.

No. 54. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in fifteen days, 41 Henry III, [25 November, 1256].

Between William de Geyste, canon of the abbey of St. Mary of Crek', querent, and John de Ory, impedient, of 1 messuage, 1 windmill and 47 acres of land in Gedeney.

Plea of warranty of charter. John has acknowledged the messuage, windmill and land with the appurtenances, as in demesnes, meadows, pastures, waters, marshes, dikes, roads, paths and all other things to the premises belonging, excepting a certain part of the messuage which shall remain to John for his life, to be the right of William, as those which William has of John's gift for his maintenance to celebrate divine service in the chapel which is in the messuage, and to maintain five poor people there, for the souls of Fulk de Ory, John's father, Geoffrey de Ory, Roger de Thurkilby, William de Bello Monte and Alice his wife, and the said John and his ancestors and heirs; in such wise that he shall find every day for each of the poor people one loaf of the weight of fifty shillings, and drink, and one mess (ferculum) of flesh or fish or other food, according to what the season requires, between two of them; and every second year for each of them one tunic of cloth (panno) suitable for their use: to hold to William for his life, as is aforesaid, in frank almoign; so that after his death or cession the abbot and his successors shall present three fit canons of their abbey to the bishop of Lincoln for the time being, who shall, at his will, choose one of them, and put him in William's place to celebrate divine service in the chapel and maintain the poor people, as is aforesaid. And so successively, after the death or cession of each canon admitted by the bishop to the chapel, the abbots of Crek' shall present to the bishop of Lincoln for the chapel their canons, who shall celebrate divine service there and maintain the five poor people, as is aforesaid, for ever, without any subordination (subiectione) which the abbot or his successors shall be able to demand of William or his successors who shall serve the chapel, except only one competent lodging (hospitium) throughout the year for five horses, or half a mark at Pentecost if they will not have the lodging. And if, after the death or cession of any canon admitted to the chapel, the abbot or his successors shall put off presenting their canons to the bishop of Lincoln for the time being, then, after the lapse of forty days from the time at which the chapel became vacant, it shall be lawful for the bishop to confer the chapel upon any canon he pleases of the order of the abbey, saving to the abbot and his successors their right of presenting thereafter to the chapel, and likewise their right to the lodging or half a mark by the year, as is aforesaid, for ever. And for this William has granted to John the said part of the messuage, to wit, that part which is enclosed by the dike (fossato), at the drawbridge (ad pontem tractiuum), where the hall, chamber, kitchen and the said chapel are situate, together with the garden and dovecot of the messuage: to hold to John for his life of William and his successors; saving to William and his successors free ingress and egress, as necessity may require, to serve the chapel, for ever. And after John's death, the said part of the messuage, with the houses, buildings, and garden and all their appurtenances, shall wholly remain to William and his successors: to hold, together with the other part of the messuage and the mill and the land with their appurtenances in frank almoign, as is aforesaid, for ever. [Warranties.] And be it known that it shall not be lawful for William or his successors to give, sell, mortgage or otherwise to aliene any part of the messuage, mill or land; but all those tenements shall remain to maintain the celebration of divine service, and to support the said poor people, as is aforesaid, for ever.

No. 55. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in fifteen days, 41 Henry III, [25 November, 1256].

Between Ralph abbot of Croyland, plaintiff, and Robert de Wyleghby, tenant, of 4 acres of land in Hogestorp.

Plea. The abbot has quitclaimed from himself and his successors and his church to Robert and his heirs all the right and claim which he had in the land, for ever. And for this Robert has granted to the abbot 1½ acres of land in Willeghby which lie next the meadow of Maud de Huwell towards the west: to hold to the abbot and his successors and his church of Robert and his heirs in frank almoign. [Warranty.]

Endorsed: And William de Wyleby puts in his claim.

No. 56. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [18 November, 1256].

Between William de Lungchamp and Isabel his wife, querents, and Jordan de Esseby, touching this, that Jordan should acquit William and Isabel of customs and services which William de Lungesp' demanded of them in respect of their free tenement which they hold of Jordan in Swaueton, to wit, 5 bovates of land; and whereof Jordan, who is mesne between them, ought to acquit them; and whereupon William de Lungchamp and Isabel complained that, whereas they should hold the land of Jordan in free marriage without doing any service therefor, William Lungesp', by default of Jordan's acquittance, distrained them to render to him yearly for the land 10s. 1d. and one pound of incense, and to do suit at his court at Swaueton from three weeks to three weeks.

Plea. Jordan has acknowledged the land to be the right of Isabel, as that which William de Lungchamp and Isabel had of his gift in free marriage: to hold to them, and the heirs begotten of the body of Isabel, of Jordan and his heirs for ever; without doing any service therefor to the fourth degree (gradum) of Isabel's heirs; and when it shall come to the fourth heir, doing therefor in time to come foreign service in scutage only as much as to the land belongs, for all service. [Warranty.] And for this William de Lungechamp and Isabel have quitclaimed from themselves and the heirs of Isabel to Jordan and his heirs all the damages which they said that they had suffered, by reason that he did not heretofore acquit them of the rent and suit, until the day on which this concord was made.

No. 57. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in one month, 41 Henry III, [9 December, 1256].

Between Roger de Sowe and Margery his wife, plaintiffs, and Richard de Wardele and Juliana his wife, tenants, of 1 messuage in Stamford.

Plea. Roger and Margery have acknowledged the messuage to be the right of Richard and Juliana; and have quitclaimed it from themselves and the heirs of Margery to Richard and Juliana and the heirs of Richard for ever. And for this Richard and Juliana have given them 2 marks of silver.

No. 58. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in fifteen days, 41 Henry III, [25 November, 1256].

Between William Le Parker and Anne his wife, plaintiffs, and Herebert de Salfleteby, tenant, of 1 toft, 2½ bovates and 4 acres of land, and 5 acres of meadow in Scarthow, and 3 tofts and 5 acres of land in Grimesby.

Plea. Herebert has acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Anne, and has rendered them to William and Anne in the same court: to hold to them and the heirs begotten of the body of Anne of the chief lords of that fee for ever; doing therefor all services which to the tenements belong. And if it so happen that they shall die without an heir begotten of the body of Anne, or if the heirs begotten of her body shall die without heirs of themselves, the tenements shall revert to Herebert and his heirs: to hold of the chief lords of that fee by the services which to those tenements belong for ever. And be it known that it shall not be lawful for William and Anne to give, sell, mortgage or otherwise to aliene any part of the tenements so as to hinder them from remaining, after their death, to the heirs begotten of Anne's body, or from reverting to Herebert and his heirs if William and Anne die without an heir begotten of her body, or if the heirs so begotten die without heirs of themselves, as is aforesaid, quit for ever.

No. 59. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between Geoffrey Gumbaud and Mabilla his wife, Michael de Chilham and Christiana his wife, plaintiffs, and Robert abbot of Newehus, tenant, of 8 bovates of land in Killingholm.

Plea. The plaintiffs have acknowledged the land to be the right of the abbot and his church; and have quitclaimed it from themselves and the heirs of Mabilla and Christiana to the abbot and his successors and his church for ever. And for this the abbot has given them 5 marks of silver.

No. 60. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between Master William de Suwell, querent, and Robert Pycus, impedient, of the moiety of 1 messuage in the suburb of Lincoln.

Plea of warranty of charter. Robert has acknowledged the moiety to be the right of Master William, as that which Master William has of his gift: to hold to Master William and his heirs of Robert and his heirs for ever; rendering therefor yearly one halfpenny at the feast of St. Michael; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the moiety belong. [Warranty.] And for this William has given him 100s. sterling.

No. 61. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in three weeks, 41 Henry III, [2 December, 1256].

Between Walter de Deymb, (fn. 1) querent, and William de Ros, deforciant, by Walter Mauclerk put in his place, of customs and services which William demanded of Walter in respect of his free tenement which he holds of him in Ulceby, to wit, the twentieth part of one knight's fee; and whereupon William demanded of him that he should do to him homage and relief, and suit at his court of Wraggeby from three weeks to three weeks; which service Walter did not acknowledge to him.

Plea. Walter has granted for himself and his heirs that they shall henceforth hold the tenement of William and his heirs; doing therefor homage, and relief when it shall fall, and the service of the twentieth part of one knight's fee, and suit at the court of William and his heirs, on reasonable summons, when there shall be a thief to be judged in the court, or when there shall be a plea of right in the court by writ of the king, for all service. And for this Walter has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to William and his heirs all the damages which he said that he had suffered, by reason that William distrained him to do more services to him than he has acknowledged to him, for ever.

No. 62. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Hilary, 41 Henry III, [20 January, 1256–7].

Between Sarah who was the wife of Ketelbert de Kel', querent, and Roger de Estkeles and Elina his wife, impedients, of 1 toft in Westerkeles.

Plea of warranty of charter. Roger and Elina have acknowledged the toft to be the right of Sarah, as that which she has of their gift: to hold to her and her heirs of them and the heirs of Elina for ever; rendering therefor yearly 12d. at the feast of St. Botulph; and doing therefor the foreign service which to the toft belongs, for all service. [Warranty.] And for this Sarah has given them 4 marks of silver.

No. 63. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Hilary, 41 Henry III, [20 January, 1256–7].

Between Hugh son of William de Yardeburgh, plaintiff, and Gilbert Le Vauassur, tenant, of 1 messuage and 51 acres of land in Salfleteby. And between the same plaintiff and Robert de Lekeburn, whom Alexander prior of Aluingham vouched to warrant, of 29 acres of land in Kokerington.

Recognition of the grand assize. Hugh has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to Gilbert and his heirs all the right and claim which he had in the premises in Salfleteby, and to Robert and his heirs and likewise to the prior and his successors and his church all the right and claim which he had in the land in Kokerington for ever. And for this Gilbert has given Hugh 3½ marks of silver and Robert 4 marks of silver.

No. 64. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between William son of Richard de Montibus, and Agnes his wife, plaintiffs, and Walter abbot of Reuesby, tenant, of 2 parts of 1 messuage in the suburb of Lincoln. And between the same plaintiffs and the said abbot, whom Viana who was the wife of John Motty vouched to warrant, of the third part of the same messuage.

Plea. William and Agnes have acknowledged the whole messuage to be the right of the abbot and his church, and have quitclaimed it from themselves and the heirs of Agnes to the abbot and his successors and his church for ever. And for this the abbot has given them 6 marks of silver.

No. 65. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in one month, 41 Henry III, [9 December, 1256].

Between Peter le Paumer of Chauel and Isabel his wife, plaintiffs, and Andrew de Ledenham and Isabel his wife, tenants, of 1 toft and half a bovate and the sixth part of half a bovate of land in Croketon and Ounesby. And between the same plaintiffs and Martin de Lopinthorp, tenant, of 1 toft and half a bovate and the sixth part of half a bovate of land in the same vills.

Assize of mort d'ancestor. The tenants have acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Isabel wife of Peter; and have rendered them to Peter and Isabel in the same court; and have quitclaimed from themselves and the heirs of Martin and Isabel wife of Andrew to Peter and Isabel and the heirs of Isabel for ever. So that Andrew and Isabel or the heirs of Isabel shall not henceforth be able to claim any right in the tenements which Peter and Isabel demanded against them, nor in the tenements which they demanded against Martin, for ever. And for this Peter and Isabel have given the tenants 10 marks of silver. And be it known that Warner Engayne, who gave the tofts and land to Robert de Chauele, Isabel's brother, whose heir she is, had the tofts and land of the gift of Andrew and Isabel in exchange for 2 tofts and 2½ bovates of land in Ledenham which he gave them.

No. 66. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in one month, 41 Henry III, [9 December, 1256].

Between Benedict son of Hamelin, plaintiff, and Simon de Yardeburgh, tenant, of the moiety of 2 tofts and 2 bovates and 8 selions of land in Yardeburgh. And between the same plaintiff and the said Simon, whom William his son vouched to warrant, of the moiety of 1 toft in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and the said Simon, whom Richard his son vouched to warrant, of the moiety of 1 toft in the same vill.

Recognition of the grand assize. Benedict has acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Simon; and has quitclaimed them from himself and his heirs to Simon and his heirs for ever. And for this Simon has given him 20s. sterling.

No. 67. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between Thomas son of Jollan de Bradehowe, plaintiff, and Geoffrey Baret, tenant, of 25 acres of land in Spalding. And between the same plaintiff and the said Geoffrey, whom Lana who was the wife of Hugh Baret vouched to warrant, of 18 acres of land in the same vill.

Plea. Geoffrey has acknowledged the land to be the right of Thomas; and for this Thomas has granted it to Geoffrey together with 2 headlands which Geoffrey has of the gift of Hugh Baret, his father, with the dike and all its other appurtenances: to hold to Geoffrey and his heirs of Thomas and his heirs for ever; rendering therefor yearly 5s., where he was heretofore accustomed to render a yearly payment of 3s. 1d., for all service. [Warranty.] And, moreover, Thomas has granted for himself and his heirs that they shall maintain for Geoffrey and his heirs the bank of the sea and marsh (facient fossalum maris et marisci) as much as belongs to the land. And Geoffrey has given Thomas 22 marks of silver. And be it known that Geoffrey has done homage therefor to Thomas in the same court.

No. 68. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in three weeks, 41 Henry III, [2 December, 1256].

Between Geoffrey de Byrthorp, plaintiff, and Theophania who was the wife of Alan de La Mare, tenant, of 6 acres of land in Swarreby.

Recognition of the grand assize. Theophania has acknowledged the land to be the right of Geoffrey; and has quitclaimed it from herself and her heirs to him and his heirs for ever. And for this he has given her 40s. sterling.

No. 69. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in one month, 41 Henry III, [9 December, 1256].

Between Adam de Messingham, querent, and William son of Ralph de Kirketon, impedient, of 3 bovates of land in Messingham.

Plea of warranty of charter. William has acknowledged the land to be the right of Adam, as that which Adam has of his gift: to hold to Thomas [sic] and his heirs of William and his heirs for ever; rendering therefor yearly one pound of cummin; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the land belong. [Warranty.] And for this Adam has given him one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 70. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in fifteen days, 41 Henry III, [25 November, 1256].

Between Ralph abbot of Croyland, plaintiff, and Thomas de Quappelad, parson of the church of Algarkirk, whom Miles a la Both vouched to warrant, of 3 perches of land in length and 1 perch in breadth in Quappelad. And between the same plaintiff and the said Thomas, whom Robert de Mentham vouched to warrant, of 3 perches of land in length and 2 perches in breadth in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and the said Thomas, whom Richard Berd vouched to warrant, of 7 perches of land in length and 2 perches in breadth in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and the said Thomas, whom Ulphus le Tippeler vouched to warrant, of 1½ perches of land in length and 2 perches in breadth in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and the said Thomas, whom Geoffrey le Suur vouched to warrant, of 1½ perches of land in length and 2 perches in breadth in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and the said Thomas, whom Ralph Miles vouched to warrant, of 1½ perches of land in length and 2 perches in breadth in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and the said Thomas, whom Alan Miles vouched to warrant, of 5 perches of land in length and 2 perches in breadth in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and the said Thomas, whom Thomas Welifed vouched to warrant, of 1½ perches of land in length and 2 perches in breadth in the same vill.

Plea. Thomas de Quappelad has acknowledged the land to be the right of the abbot and his church. And, moreover, he has granted to the abbot and his church 5d. of rent to be received yearly of Simon Le Curtoys and his heirs in respect of 2 perches of land in length and 1 perch in breadth which Simon heretofore held of Thomas de Quappelad in the same vill. And he has quitclaimed the rent together with all the land from himself and his heirs to the abbot and his successors and his church for ever. And for this the abbot, at the petition of Thomas de Quappelad, has granted the land to Miles, Robert, Richard, Ulphus, Geoffrey, Ralph, Alan, and Thomas Welifed, to wit, to each of them the land which he demanded against him: to hold to them and their heirs of the abbot and his successors and his church for ever; rendering therefor yearly 52d., to wit, to the abbot and his successors and his church 7d. and to Thomas de Quappelad for his life 45d., to wit, Miles and his heirs 7d., Robert and his heirs 6d., Richard and his heirs 15d., Ulphus and his heirs 3½d., Geoffrey and his heirs 3½d., Ralph and his heirs 3½d., Alan and his heirs 10d., and Thomas Welifed and his heirs 3½d., for all service. And after the death of Thomas de Quappelad, the rent which remains to him for life by this fine, shall revert to the abbot and his successors and his church, quit of the heirs of Thomas, for ever. [Power of distraint for Thomas de Quappelad.]

No. 71. 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 Staunford; 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 Cottesmer and Margery his wife vouched to warrant, of the moiety of 1 messuage in the same vill; which moieties Richard and Juliana 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. Richard and Juliana 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 2 acres of land, which moiety they demanded against Andrew, for ever. And for this Andrew has granted the moiety of the 2 acres to Richard and Juliana, that moiety, to wit, which lies towards the east: to hold to them of him 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 Richard and Juliana for Juliana's life. And after her death, the moiety shall revert to Andrew and his heirs; and likewise Andrew and his heirs shall be quit of the payment for ever. And, moreover, Andrew has given them 6 marks of silver.

No. 72. At Lincoln; in eight days of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [9 February, 1256–7].

Between William Brid, querent, and Walter Le Franceys and Alice his wife, impedients, of 1 messuage in Lincoln.

Plea of warranty of charter. Walter and Alice have acknowledged the messuage to be the right of William, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Alice for ever; rendering therefor yearly one pair of white gloves or one halfpenny at Easter; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the messuage belong. [Warranty.] And for this William has given them 1 mark of silver.

No. 73. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Hilary, 41 Henry III, [20 January, 1256–7].

Between Ralph abbot of Croyland, plaintiff, and William son of Andrew de Langetoft, tenant, of 8 acres of land in Langetoft.

Plea. William has acknowledged the land to be the right of the abbot and his church; and for this the abbot has granted the land to William: to hold to him and his heirs of the abbot and his successors and his church for ever; rendering therefor yearly 4s. 6d. for all service. [Warranty.]

No. 74. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between Peter de Sabaudia, querent, by Richard Lane put in his place, and William de Gaunt and Alice his wife, deforciants, of 2 markates of rent with the appurtenances in Hoggestorp and Munby.

Plea of covenant. William and Alice have acknowledged the rent to be the right of Peter, to be received yearly of Alice daughter of Robert de Wittcliue and her heirs in respect of 10 acres of land in La Newlond, and of 4 bovates of land which Walter l[e] Poure, Geoffrey son of Ralph, Alan de Gunetoft' and Alan Bewe heretofore held of the fee of Peter, and of those who shall hereafter hold the land. And they have quitclaimed it from themselves and the heirs of Alice to Peter and his heirs for ever. And for this Peter has given them one sore sparrowhawk. And this concord was made in the presence of Alice, who has acknowledged that she owes the rent.

No. 75. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Hilary, 41 Henry III, [20 January, 1256–7].

Between John son of Jordan, plaintiff, and William abbot of Fountains (Fontibus), tenant, of the moiety of one messuage in the vill of St. Botulph.

Plea. John has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to the abbot and his successors and his church all the right and claim which he had in the said moiety, and also in the other moiety of the messuage, and also in all the other lands and tenements which the abbot had in the vill on the day on which this concord was made, for ever.

No. 76. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between Richard Brun and Alice his wife and Alexander Le Vineter, plaintiffs, and Thomas son of Lambert de Muleton, tenant, of 2½ bovates of land in Golkesby.

Assize of mort d'ancestor. The plaintiffs have acknowledged the land to be the right of Thomas; and have quitclaimed it from themselves and the heirs of Alexander and Alice to Thomas and his heirs for ever. And for this Thomas has given them 12 marks of silver.

No. 77. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between Henry prior of St. Katherine's, Lincoln, querent, and Godfrey master of the hospital of Mere, deforciant, of 6 quarters of wheat, 4 quarters of barley and 6 quarters of oats which were in arrear to him of a yearly rent of 1 quarter of wheat, 1 quarter of barley and 2 quarters of oats which he owed to him.

Plea. The prior has quitclaimed from himself and his successors and his church to the master and his successors and the brethren of the hospital all the right and claim which he had in the rent and in the arrears of the rent, for ever. And, moreover, the prior has granted to the master 56s. of rent in Wadinton and Mere, all that rent, to wit, which the prior's predecessors had of the gift of Simon de Roppele in the same vill; and has quitclaimed it from himself and his successors and his church to the master and his successors and the brethren for ever. And for this the master has granted for himself and his successors and the brethren that they shall henceforth render every year to the prior and his successors and his church 55s. at Mere, for ever. And this concord was made with the assent and good will of Henry bishop of Lincoln.

No. 78. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between John Bern, querent, and John de Clay and Maud his wife, impedients, of one messuage in Lincoln.

Plea of warranty of charter. John de Clay and Maud have acknowledged the messuage to be the right of John Bern, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Maud for ever; doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the services which to the messuage belong. [Warranty.] And for this John Bern has given them 20s. sterling.

No. 79. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Hilary, 41 Henry III, [20 January, 1256–7].

Between Robert de Candelesby and Sybil his wife, plaintiffs, and Adam le Bacheler, tenant, of one toft in Barthon.

Assize of mort d'ancestor. Robert and Sybil have quitclaimed from themselves and the heirs of Sybil to Adam and his heirs all the right and claim which they had in the toft, for ever. And for this Adam has given them half a mark of silver.

No. 80. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in three weeks, 41 Henry III, [2 December, 1256].

Between William de Crokton, plaintiff, and Robert son of William Raz, tenant, of 5½ acres of land in Helpringham. And between the same William, plaintiff, and William brother of the same Robert, tenant, of 3 roods of land in the same vill.

Recognition of the grand assize. William de Crokton has acknowledged the land to be the right of Robert and William, and has quitclaimed it from himself and his heirs to them and their heirs for ever. And for this they have given him 100s. sterling.

No. 81. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between James de Paunton, plaintiff, and Peter Tuk', tenant, of 2 carucates and 6 virgates of land and one mill in Leyk'.

Plea. Peter has acknowledged the premises to be the right of James: to hold to James and his heirs of Peter and his heirs for ever; doing therefor the service of one knight's fee for all service. [Warranty.] And, moreover, James has given to Peter 40 marks of silver. And be it known that James has done homage to Peter in court for the tenement.

No. 82. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between John de Dunmawe, querent, and Geoffrey le Bottiller and Edusa his wife, impedients, of one messuage in the suburb of Lincoln.

Plea of warranty of charter. Geoffrey and Edusa have acknowledged the messuage to be the right of John, as that 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 8s. for all service. [Warranty.] And for this John has given them one mark of silver.

No. 83. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in fifteen days, 41 Henry III, [25 November, 1256].

Between Gunnora de Sechevill, querent, and Thomas de Bekering, deforciant, of customs and services which Gunnora demanded of him in respect of his free tenement which he holds of her in Barton, to wit, the tenth part of one knight's fee with the appurtenances; and whereupon Gunnora demanded of him that he should do to her homage and relief, and suit at her court of Barton from three weeks to three weeks; which services Thomas did not heretofore acknowledge to her.

Plea. Thomas has acknowledged and granted for himself and his heirs that they shall henceforth do to Gunnora and her heirs in respect of the tenement homage, and relief whenever it shall fall, and the service of the tenth part of one knight's fee, and suit at her court of Barton four times in the year, to wit, one suit at the next court after Easter, and the second suit at the next court after the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and the third suit at the next court after the feast of St Michael, and the fourth suit at the next court after the Nativity of the Lord, and likewise do suit at the said court when there shall be a plea of right in the court by writ of the king, for all service, for ever. And for this Gunnora has quitclaimed from herself and her heirs to Thomas and his heirs all the arrears of the service, and likewise all the damages which she said that she had suffered, by reason of the withholding of the service, until the day on which this concord was made.

No. 84. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between Amabilla daughter of Lauretta, querent, and Peter de Wyhum and Lauretta his wife, impedients, of 32 acres of meadow in Kokerington.

Plea of warranty of charter. Peter and Lauretta have acknowledged the meadow to be the right of Amabilla, as that which she has of their gift: to hold to her and the heirs begotten of her body of them and the heirs of Lauretta for ever; rendering therefor yearly one pound of cummin or 1d. at the feast of St. Botulph; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the meadow belong. [Warranty.] And if it so happen that Amabilla shall die without an heir begotten of her body, or if the heirs begotten of her body die without an heir of themselves, the meadow shall revert to Peter and Lauretta and the heirs of Lauretta, quit, for ever. And for this Amabilla has given Peter and Lauretta one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 85. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between John son of Peter de Wyhum, querent, and Peter de Wyhum and Lauretta his wife, impedients, of the moiety of 1 carucate of land in Kokerington.

Plea of warranty of charter. Peter and Lauretta have acknowledged the land to be the right of John, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and the heirs begotten of his body of them and the heirs of Lauretta for ever; rendering therefor yearly one pound of cummin at the feast of St. Botulph; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to that land belong. And if it so happen that John shall die without an heir begotten of his body, or if the heirs begotten of his body die without an heir of themselves, the land shall remain to Andrew his brother and the heirs begotten of his body: to hold of Peter and Lauretta and the heirs of Lauretta by the said service for ever. [Warranty.] And if it so happen that John and Andrew shall die without an heir begotten of their bodies, or if the heirs begotten of their bodies die without an heir of themselves, the land shall revert to Peter and Lauretta and the heirs of Lauretta, quit, for ever. And for this John has given Peter and Lauretta one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 86. At Lincoln; on the morrow of Souls, 41 Henry III, [3 November, 1256].

Between Henry abbot of Swynesheued, querent, and John Dunekan and Hillaria, his wife, impedients, of 10 acres of land in Goseberkirk.

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

No. 87. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between William son of Sabina, plaintiff, and Robert Brid, tenant, of the moiety of 2 acres of land in Sutton. And between the same plaintiff and William Lungespeye, tenant, by Gilbert de Hesel put in his place, of the moiety of 2 acres and 1 rood of land in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and Alexander de Monte Forti, tenant, of the moiety of half a bovate of land, excepting 1 rood, in the same vill.

Assize of mort d'ancestor. William son of Sabina has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to the tenants and their heirs all the right and claim which he had in the land, excepting 3 acres of that land which he demanded against Alexander, for ever. And, moreover, William son of Sabina has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to William Lungespye and his heirs all the right and claim which he had in all the lands and tenements which William Lungespye held on the day on which this concord was made of the lands which were of Emma La Grosse and Sabina her daughter, and likewise in all the lands and tenements which William holds by any warranties, for ever. And for this Alexander has granted to William son of Sabina the aforesaid 3 acres of land which he demanded against him, to wit, those three acres which lie next a certain road (viam) which is called Kexgate between the lands of Wido son of Roger and John son of Ech': to hold to William son of Sabina and his heirs of Alexander and his heirs for ever; rendering therefor yearly 1d. at Easter for all service. [Warranty by Alexander for himself and his heirs.]

No. 88. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [18 November, 1256].

Between William son of William Aungevin, plaintiff, and Nicholas son of William de Ory, tenant, of 16 acres of land in Quappelade.

Recognition of the grand assize. William has acknowledged the land to be the right of Nicholas; and has quitclaimed it from himself and his heirs to Nicholas and his heirs for ever. And for this Nicholas has given him 6 marks of silver.

No. 89. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between Alan son of William de Langetoft and Mary his wife, plaintiffs, and Thomas Blont, tenant, of one messuage in Laghford.

Assize of mort d'ancestor. Alan and Mary have acknowledged the messuage to be the right of Thomas; and have quitclaimed it from themselves and the heirs of Mary to Thomas and his heirs for ever. And for this Thomas has given them 5 marks of silver.

No. 90. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between Robert Cossin and Beatrice his wife, querents, and Hugh de Boby by William de Graham put in his place, touching this, that Hugh was summoned to show by what right he demanded common in the land of Robert and Beatrice in Sumerdeby, seeing that Robert and Beatrice have no common in his land, and that he does no service to them by which he ought to have common in their land.

Plea. Hugh has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to Robert and Beatrice and the heirs of Beatrice all the right and claim which he had of demanding or having any common of pasture in a certain pasture which is called Hallewod, excepting 6 acres of the same pasture, for ever, save in the time of fallow (warecti) and in the open time, to wit, after the hay has been removed, and the corn carried, until the feast of the Purification of the blessed Mary; in which times Hugh and his heirs shall have common of pasture for all their cattle of every kind in the pasture which is called Hallewode, and likewise in all the other lands and pastures of Robert and Beatrice and the heirs of Beatrice in the same vill, for ever. And for this Robert and Beatrice have given and granted to Hugh the said 6 acres of pasture, those 6 acres, to wit, which lie next Hugh's land towards the sun: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Beatrice for ever; rendering therefor yearly 1d. at the feast of St. Botulph for all service; in such wise that it shall be lawful for Hugh and his heirs to till, cultivate and make their profit of the 6 acres of pasture at their will without gainsaying or hindrance from Robert and Beatrice and the heirs of Beatrice for ever; saving to Robert and Beatrice and the heirs of Beatrice common of pasture in the said 6 acres in the time of fallow and the open time, as is aforesaid, for ever. [Warranty.]

No. 91. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in fifteen days, 41 Henry III, [25 November, 1256].

Between Alexander son of William, and Geua his wife, plaintiffs, and John prior of Spalding, tenant, of 4 acres of land in Sutton.

Plea. Alexander and Geua have acknowledged the land to be the right of the prior and his church; and have quitclaimed it from themselves and the heirs of Geua to the prior and his successors and his church for ever. And for this the prior has given them 60s. sterling.

No. 92. At Lincoln; in eight days of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [9 February, 1256–7].

Between John, prior of Kyme, querent, and William de Weghelond, touching this, that William should acquit the prior of the services which William de Gaunt and Alice his wife demanded of him in respect of his free tenement which he holds of William de Weghel' in Thorp, to wit, 9 acres of land; and whereupon the prior complained that, whereas he holds the land of him in frank almoign, William de Gaunt and Alice, by default of William de Weghelond's acquittance, distrained the prior to do suit at their court of Munby from three weeks to three weeks; and whereupon William de Weghelond, who is mesne between them, ought to acquit him.

Plea. William de Weghelond has acknowledged the land to be the right of the prior and his church: to hold to the prior and his successors and his church of him 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 Weghlond and his heirs all the damages which he said that he had suffered, by reason that he has not heretofore acquitted him of the services, until the day on which this concord was made.

No. 93. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between Cristiana La Weyte and Robert Pycus, plaintiffs, and William de Gaunt, tenant, of one messuage in the suburb of Lincoln.

Plea. Robert and Cristiana have acknowledged the messuage to be the right of William; and have quitclaimed it from themselves and their heirs to him and his heirs for ever. And for this William has given Robert half a mark and Cristiana one mark of silver.

No. 94. At Lincoln; on the morrow of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [3 February, 1256–7].

Between Ralph de Geyton, querent, and William Le Espicer and Alice his wife, impedients, of one messuage in Lincoln.

Plea of warranty of charter. William and Alice have acknowledged the messuage to be the right of Ralph, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Alice 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.] And for this Ralph has given them 10l. sterling.

No. 95. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between William Goldston and Agnes his wife, plaintiffs, and Philip de Kele, chaplain celebrating for the dead at the altar of St. Denis in the church of the blessed Mary of Lincoln, tenant, of 4 bovates of land and 2 tofts in Hadingthon.

Plea. William and Agnes have quitclaimed from themselves and the heirs of Agnes to Philip and his successors, chaplains celebrating for the dead at the said altar, all the right and claim which they had in the premises, for ever. And for this Philip has given them 6 marks of silver.

No. 96. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between Luke son of John, and Beatrice his wife, plaintiffs, and Joan prioress of Lekeburne, tenant, of 3 perches of land in Lek'.

Plea. Luke and Beatrice have quitclaimed the land from themselves and the heirs of Beatrice to the prioress and her successors and her church for ever. And the prioress has received them and the heirs of Beatrice into all the benefits and prayers which shall henceforth be made in her church for ever.

No. 97. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in three weeks, 41 Henry III, [2 December, 1256].

Between Robert de Bereuil, plaintiff, and Richard prior of Thurgarton, tenant, of 1 messuage, 4 tofts and 9 bovates of land, and the rent of 14s. 10d. and one pound of pepper in Kyrkeby and Scaupwik'.

Plea. Robert has acknowledged the premises, which the prior and his church have of the gift of Peter de Bereuil, his father, whose heir he is, to be the right of the prior and his church: to hold to the prior and his successors and his church of him and his heirs in free and perpetual alms for ever; rendering therefor yearly one pair of spurs or 3d. at Pentecost; and doing therefor the foreign service which to the tenements belongs for all service. [Warranty.] And, moreover, Robert has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to the prior and his successors and his church all the right and claim which he had of demanding or having 30s. of rent in respect of the same tenements, which rent Peter his father used heretofore to receive of the prior's predecessors, or any other service than the said yearly rent of one pair of spurs or 3d., and the foreign service, as is aforesaid, for ever. And for this the prior has given Robert 40s. sterling.

No. 98. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between William abbot of Bardon', querent, and Philip Marmiun, touching this, that the abbot complained that, whereas he holds of Roger Bigot 2 carucates of land which are called 'Brethawe' of Philip's fee in Langeton in frank almoign, Philip unlawfully took the abbot's beasts in the tenement [to distrain him] to do suit at Philip's court of Sriuelby [sic].

Plea. Philip has acknowledged and granted for himself and his heirs, so far as belongs to them, that the abbot and his successors shall henceforth hold the tenement of Roger and his heirs in pure and perpetual alms without any service or suit which Philip or his heirs shall henceforth be able to demand in respect of the tenement, (fn. 2) for ever. And the abbot has received Philip and his heirs into all the benefits and prayers which shall henceforth be made in his church of Bardeney for ever.

No. 99. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in fifteen days, 41 Henry III, [25 November, 1256].

Between Andrew son of John de Lincoln, plaintiff, and Margery daughter of Ralph, tenant, of the moiety of 1 messuage and 1 bovate of land, excepting 1½ acres of land, in Hanewurth. And between the same plaintiff and the said Margery, whom Roger de Bosage and Agnes his wife vouched to warrant, of 1 acre of land in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and the said Margery, whom Richard parson of the church of Hanewurthe vouched to warrant, of half an acre of land in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and Alan de Hall' and Joan his wife, tenants, of the moiety of 1 messuage and 1 bovate of land, excepting 5½ perches of land, in the same vill. And between the same plaintiff and the said Alan and Joan, whom Roger son of Benedict vouched to warrant, of 5½ perches of land in the same vill.

Plea. Margery, Alan and Joan have acknowledged the premises to be the right of Andrew; and for this Andrew has granted them to Margery, Alan and Joan, to wit, to Margery the tenement which he demanded against her, and likewise the tenement which she warranted to Roger de Bosage, Agnes and Richard; and to Alan and Joan the tenement which they demanded against him, and likewise the tenement which they warranted to Roger son of Benedict: to hold to Margery, Alan and Joan and the heirs begotten of the bodies of Margery and Joan of Andrew and his heirs for ever; rendering therefor yearly 12d., to wit, Margery and the heirs begotten of her body 6d., and Alan and Joan and the heirs begotten of the body of Joan 6d.; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee for Andrew and his heirs the foreign service and all the other services which to the premises belong. [Warranty.] And if it so happen that Margery and Joan die without heirs begotten of their bodies, or if the heirs begotten of their bodies die without an heir of themselves, the premises shall revert to Andrew and his heirs: to hold of the chief lords of that fee by the services which to those tenements belong. And be it known that it shall not be lawful for Margery, Alan or Joan to give, sell, mortgage or otherwise to aliene the premises so as to prevent them from remaining, after the death of Margery, Alan or Joan, to the heirs begotten of the bodies of Margery and Joan, or from reverting to Andrew and his heirs if Margery and Joan die without heirs begotten of their bodies, or if the heirs begotten of their bodies die without an heir of themselves, quit, for ever.

No. 100. At Westminster; from St. Michael in three weeks, 41 Henry III, [20 October, 1257].

Between Richard Box, querent, and Robert de Gernemue and Juliana his wife, impedients, of 1 house in the vill of St. Botulph.

Plea of warranty of charter. Robert and Juliana have acknowledged the house to be the right of Richard, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Juliana for ever; rendering therefor yearly one pound of cummin at the nativity of St. John the Baptist for all service; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the house belong. [Warranty.] And for this Richard has given them 10 marks of silver.

No. 101. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in fifteen days, 41 Henry III, [25 November, 1256].

Between Walter parson of the church of Blyburgh', querent, and Peter son of Roger de Esstyby, impedient, of 1 messuage, 8 acres of land and half an acre of meadow in Blyburgh.

Plea of warranty of charter. Peter has acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Walter; and for this Walter has granted them to Peter and Isabel his wife: to hold to them and the heirs begotten of the body of Isabel, or to the heirs of Peter, if Isabel die without an heir begotten of her body, or if the heirs begotten of her body die without an heir of themselves, of Walter and his heirs for ever; rendering therefor yearly one halfpenny at Easter; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee for Walter and his heirs all the other services which to the tenements belong. [Warranty.]

No. 102. At Lincoln; in eight days of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [18 November, 1256].

Between Gilbert de Cheyl', querent, and Adam de Thoutheby and Anne his wife, impedients, of 1 toft and 1 bovate of land in Scaupwik'.

Plea of warranty of charter. Adam and Anne have acknowledged the premises to be the right of Gilbert, as those which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Anne for ever; rendering therefor yearly one pound of cummin or 1d. at the feast of St. Botulph for all service. [Warranty.] And for this Gilbert has given them one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 103. At Lincoln; in eight days of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 41 Henry III, [9 February, 1256–7].

Between Walter de Grey, canon of York, querent, and Richard de Sancto Licio and Agnes his wife, deforciants, of 11 acres of land in Naueneby.

Plea of covenant. Richard and Agnes have acknowledged the land to be the right of Walter, 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 3d. at the Nativity of the Lord for all service. [Warranty.] And for this Walter has given them 4 marks of silver.

Endorsed: And Bartholomew Pecche puts in his claim.

No. 104. At Lincoln; from St. Martin in fifteen days, 41 Henry III, [25 November, 1256].

Between Simon de Ver, querent, by Adam the clerk (clericum) put in his place, and Gilbert de Sancta Cruce and Blaunch his wife, impedients, of 3 bovates of land in Gousel'.

Plea of warranty of charter. Gilbert and Blaunch have acknowledged the land to be the right of Simon, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Blaunch for ever; doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the services which to the land belong. [Warranty.] And for this Simon has given them 6 marks of silver.

No. 105. At Lincoln; on the morrow of St. Martin, 41 Henry III, [12 November, 1256].

Between Reginald de Altoftes, plaintiff, and John de Riston, parson of the church of Ywardeby, tenant, of 1 toft in Ywardeby.

Plea. Reginald has acknowledged the toft to be the right of John and his church, and has quitclaimed it from himself and his heirs to John and his successors and his church for ever. And for this John has given him 40s. sterling.

Footnotes

1 Or possibly 'Deyml'.
2 The document has consuetudine (con') by a mistake for tenemento (ten').