Final Concords for Lincs
42-43 Henry III (Case 131, File 42)

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'Final Concords for Lincs: 42-43 Henry III (Case 131, File 42)', Final Concords of the County of Lincoln: 1244-1272 (1920), pp. 161-174. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53630 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Case 131, File 42: 42–43 Henry III

No. 1. At Westminster; from St. Michael in three weeks, 42 Henry III, [20 October, 1258].

Between Robert, abbot of Thorenton, querent, by brother Symon de Pincebek, his canon, put in his place, and Saer de Sutton, touching this, that Saer should acquit him of the service which Symon de Ver demanded of him in respect of his free tenement which he holds of Saer in Gousle; and whereupon the abbot complained that by Saer's default he was distrained to do suit at Symon's court at Gousle from three weeks to three weeks for the tenement; and whereof Saer, who is mesne between them, ought to acquit him.

Plea. Saer has acknowledged the tenement to be the right of the abbot and his church: to hold to the abbot and his successors and his church of Saer and his heirs in frank almoign. [Warranty.] And the abbot has received Saer and his heirs into all the benefits and prayers which shall henceforth be made in his church for ever.

No. 2. At Westminster; from St. Matthew in fifteen days, 42 Henry III, [5 October, 1258].

Between Walter prior of Newstead (Novo Loco) without Staunford, querent, and Geoffrey son of David, and Mariota his wife, impedients, of 1 messuage, 4 shops and 30s. of rent in Staunford.

Plea of warranty of charter. Geoffrey and Mariota have acknowledged the tenements to be the right of the prior and his church, as those which the prior and his church have of their gift: to hold to the prior and his successors and his church of Geoffrey and Mariota and the heirs of Mariota for ever; rendering therefor yearly 1d. 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 the prior has given them 5 marks of silver.

No. 3. At Westminster; from St. Michael in fifteen days, 42 Henry III, [13 October, 1258].

Between brother Amedeus master of the knights of the Temple in England, querent, and Walter de Imingham and Philippa his wife, of 36 acres and 1 rood of land in Cranewell.

Plea of warranty of charter. Walter and Philippa have acknowledged the land to be the right of the master and brethren of the Temple, as that which the master and brethren had of their gift: to hold to the master and his successors and the brethren of Walter and Philippa and the heirs of Philippa in frank almoign. [Warranty.] And the master has received Walter and Philippa and the heirs of Philippa into all the benefits and prayers which shall henceforth be made in the Temple for ever.

No. 4. At Westminster; in eight days of St. Hilary, 42 Henry III, [20 January, 1257–8].

Between William de Vilencia, querent, by Peter le Chanu put in his place, and Gerard Taleboth, impedient, of the manor of Geynesburg'.

Plea. Gerard has acknowledged the manor to be the right of William, as that which William has of the gift of the lord the king, and which manor Gerard heretofore rendered to the king as his escheat of the lands of the Normans: to hold to William and his heirs of the king and his heirs by the services which to the manor belong, for ever. And for this William has granted the manor to Gerard: to hold to Gerard for his life of William and his heirs by the services which to the manor belong: in such wise, however, that Gerard shall be quit of all manner of suit of court to William and his heirs. And after Gerard's death, the manor shall revert to William and his heirs, quit, for ever; saving, nevertheless, to Gerard's wife, if he have one on the day of his death, the third part of the manor: to hold to her for her life, in the name of dower, of William and his heirs; doing therefor all the services which to that third part belong. And if it happen that Gerard shall have an heir by the wife espoused to him, the said third part shall, after the death of the said wife, remain to the said heir: to hold to him and the heirs begotten of his body of William and his heirs for ever; doing therefor all the services which to that third part belong. And this concord was made with the assent and good will of the king, who granted it.

Endorsed: And the abbot of Revesby puts in his claim.

No. 5. At Westminster; in eight days of Trinity, 42 Henry III, [26 May, 1258].

Between Robert de Wrthe, querent, and John de Cursun and Alice his wife, impedients, of 2 tofts, 2 bovates of land and 10s. of rent in Middle Rasne.

Plea of warranty of charter. John and Alice have acknowledged the tenements, with the appurtenances, as in demesnes, homages, rents, services, villeinages, meadows, pasture, moors, waters, fisheries and all other things to the tenements belonging, to be the right of Robert, as those which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of the chief lords of that fee by services which to the tenements belong, for ever. And for this Robert has given them 10l. sterling.

No. 6. At Westminster; from Trinity in fifteen days, 42 Henry III, [2 June, 1258].

Between Bartholomew de la Chapele, querent, and William son of Alan le Oystler of Waltham, deforciant, of 1 carucate of land in the soke of Waltham.

Plea of covenant. William has acknowledged the land to be the right of Bartholomew; and has rendered it to him in the same court; and has quitclaimed it from himself and his heirs to Bartholomew and his heirs for ever. And for this Bartholomew has granted for himself and his heirs that they shall find for William, for his life, his victuals (victum) in an honourable manner at Bartholomew's table, wherever Bartholomew and his household shall tarry (perindinabunt); and shall render to him every year, for his life, 20s. at Oteringburn. And after William's death, Bartholomew and his heirs shall be quit of the payment of the money, for ever.

No. 7. At Westminster; in eight days of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 42 Henry III, [1 July, 1258].

Between John de Lincoln, vintner, and Maud his wife, querents, and Richard de Wassingburo, parson of the church of Toynton, impedient, of 1 messuage, 1 mill and 3 bovates of land in Toynton.

Plea of warranty of charter. Richard has acknowledged the tenement to be the right of John and Maud, as that which they have of his gift. And for this they have granted the tenement to him: to hold to him, for his life, of them and the heirs of Maud; rendering therefor yearly 7s. sterling for all service. [Warranty.] And after Richard's death, the tenement shall revert to John and Maud and the heirs of Maud, quit of the heirs of Richard: to hold of the chief lords of that fee by the services which to the tenement belong, for ever.

No. 8. At Westminster; from Trinity in three weeks, 42 Henry III, [9 June, 1258].

Between Walter de Helegeye, querent, and Albert son of Henry de Asegarby and Maud his wife, impedients, of 1 toft and 1½ acres of land in Asegerby.

Plea of warranty of charter. Albert and Maud have acknowledged the tenement 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 Maud for ever; rendering therefor yearly one clove gillyflower for all service; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the tenement belong. [Warranty.] And for this Walter has given them 5 marks of silver.

No. 9. At Westminster; from Trinity in three weeks, 42 Henry III, [9 June, 1258].

Between Robert son of Geoffrey, querent, and Reginald Chinun and Richolda his wife, impedients, of 3½ acres of land in Scyrebek'.

Plea of warranty of charter. Reginald and Richolda 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 Richolda for ever; rendering therefor yearly one pound of pepper 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 Robert has given Reginald and Richolda 20s. sterling.

No. 10. At Westminster; from St. John the Baptist in fifteen days, 42 Henry III, [8 July, 1258].

Between Henry abbot of Vaudey (Valle Dei), querent, by brother Henry de Leyk', his monk, put in his place, and Thomas de Oueneby and Margery his wife, deforciants, of 4 bovates of land and 11s. of rent in Handebek'.

Plea of covenant. Thomas and Margery have acknowledged the tenement, with appurtenances, as in demesnes, homages, services, wardships, reliefs, escheats and all other things to the tenement belonging, to be the right of the abbot and his church; and have quitclaimed it from themselves and the heirs of Margery to the abbot and his successors and his church for ever: to hold to the abbot and his successors and his church of the chief lords of that fee by the services which to that tenement belong, for ever. And if it so happen that the abbot or his successors or his church be impleaded in respect of the tenement, Thomas and Margery and the heirs of Margery shall be bound to warrant the tene ment to them. And the abbot has received Thomas and Margery and the heirs of Margery into all the benefits and prayers which shall henceforth be made in his church for ever.

No. 11. At Westminster; on the morrow of St. John the Baptist, 42 Henry III, [25 June, 1258].

Between Ralph de Normanby, querent, and William de Otteby, touching this, that William should acquit him of the service which Margery countess of Lincoln demanded of him in respect of his free tenement which he holds of William in Normanby and Claxby; and whereupon Ralph complained that, by William's default, he was distrained to do suit at the court of the countess at Bolingbrok' from three weeks to three weeks for the tenement; and whereof William, who is mesne between them, ought to acquit him.

Plea. William has acknowledged the tenement to be the right of Ralph: to hold to Ralph and his heirs of William and his heirs for ever; doing therefor every year suit at the next court of William and his heirs held at Otteby after the feast of St. Michael; and doing therefor suit at the said court as often as there shall be judgement to be done in it in respect of a plea moved by writ of the king, and whenever there shall be a thief to be judged in it, by enforcement of the court, for all service, custom and demand. [Warranty. Quitclaim by Ralph in respect of damages.]

Endorsed: And Margery countess of Lincoln puts in her claim.

No. 12. At Westminster; from Easter in three weeks, 42 Henry III, [14 April, 1258].

Between Walter Bakun, querent, and Thomas son of Thomas de Suterton and Petronilla his wife, impedients, of 1 messuage, 5s. 4d. of rent, and the rent of 1 pound of pepper and 2 pounds of cummin, with the appurtenances, in the vill of St. Botulph.

Plea of warranty of charter. Thomas and Petronilla have acknowledged the tenement, with the appurtenances, as in homages, wardships, reliefs, escheats, aids and all other things to it belonging, to be the right of Walter, 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 all the services which to the tenement belong. And for this Walter has given Thomas and Petronilla 40s. sterling.

No. 13. At Nottingham; from St. Martin in fifteen days, 42 Henry III, [25 November, 1257].

Between Alexander son of Hugh de Hothum, querent, and William cum Barba and Hawys his wife, impedients, of 1 messuage in the suburb of Lincoln.

Plea of warranty of charter. William and Hawys have acknowledged the messuage to be the right of Alexander, as that 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 half a pound of cummin; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the messuage belong. [Warranty.] And for this Alexander has given William and Hawys half a mark of silver.

No. 14. At Westminster; from Easter in fifteen days, 42 Henry III, [7 April, 1258].

Between Elias de Rabayne and Maud his wife, querents, by Thomas le Gras put in their place, and brother Amedeus de Morescallo master of the knights of the Temple in England, deforciant, of the advowson of the church of Brancewell.

Assize of darrein presentment. Elias and Maud have acknowledged the advowson to be the right of the master and brethren of the Temple; and have quitclaimed it from themselves and the heirs of Maud to the master and his successors and the brethren for ever. And the master has received Elias and Maud and the heirs of Maud into all the benefits and prayers which shall henceforth be made in the Temple for ever.

No. 15. At Westminster; from Easter in fifteen days, 42 Henry III, [7 April, 1258].

Between brother Amedeus de Morescallo, master of the knights of the Temple in England, querent, by Ralph de Belesalt put in his place, and Odo prior of Haverholm', impedient, by Oliver son of Henry put in his place, of the advowson of the church of Brancewell.

Plea. The prior has acknowledged the advowson of the church to be the right of the master and brethren of the Temple; 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 given the prior 5 marks of silver.

No. 16. At Westminster; from Easter in fifteen days, 42 Henry III, [7 April, 1258].

Between Robert de Brus and Isabel his wife, querents, by John de Wendouere put in their place, and Robert de Grymescroft, impedient, of the advowson of the mediety of the church of Leyk'.

Plea. The querents have acknowledged the mediety to be the right of Robert de Grymescroft; and have quitclaimed it from themselves and the heirs of Isabel to Robert de Grymescroft and his heirs for ever. And, moreover, the querents have quitclaimed from themselves and the heirs of Isabel to Robert de Grymescroft and his heirs all the right and claim which they had in 2 acres of land in the same vill, which lie in that plot (placia) of land which is called 'Westman over fan', for ever. And for this Robert de Grymescroft has given them 20 marks of silver.

No. 17. At Westminster; from St. Michael in three weeks, 42 Henry III, [20 October, 1258].

Between William de Notingham, querent, and Adam le Blunt and Margery his wife, impedients, of 2 acres of land in Casterton. (fn. 1)

Plea of warranty of charter. Adam and Margery have acknowledged the land to be the right of William, 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 all the services which to the land belong. And for this William has given Adam and Margery one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 18. At Nottingham; from St. Martin in three weeks, 42 Henry III, [2 December, 1257].

Between Roger son of Alexander de Poynton, plaintiff, and Giles de Gousel and Joan his wife, whom Joan who was the wife of William de Poynton vouched to warrant, of 2 messuages, 1 mill, and 1 bovate and 21 acres of land in Poynton.

Plea. Roger has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to Giles and Joan and the heirs of Joan all the right and claim which he had in the premises. And for this Giles and Joan have given and granted to him 1 bovate of land in Greyby and 2 acres of meadow in Duseby, which Geoffrey son of Richard heretofore held of Giles and Joan in villeinage, together with that villein himself holding that villeinage, and all his sequel, and with 28 acres of land in Greyby and 1 acre of meadow in Duseby which Giles and Joan heretofore held in their demesne in the same vills, to wit, 1 acre and 3 roods which abut upon the croft of Alexander Brun, and 3 acres and 1 rood lying in Dalacre, and 4 acres at Wulfhu, and 3 acres and 3 roods at Ferthyng, 2 acres which abut upon Ferthyng, 2½ acres upon Langmor', 1 acre and 3 roods which abut upon the cultivated land (cultura) of the said Giles which is called Underlyth, 1 acre at Stapilhou, 2 acres at Brochou which were of Margery de Stanford, 1 acre upon Bekfurlang, 1 acre and 1 rood of the cultivated land of the said Giles lying before the door of the hall of Greyby, 1½ acres and half a rood at Haldegates and 2 acres lying at Langfurlang: to hold to Roger and his heirs of Giles and Joan and the heirs of Joan for ever; rendering therefor yearly one pair of gilt spurs or 6d. at the feast of St. Botulph for all service. [Warranty.] And this concord was made in the presence of Geoffrey, who has acknowledged that he is a villein.

No. 19. At Derby; from St. Hilary in fifteen days, 42 Henry III, [27 January, 1257–8].

Between William le Paumer, querent, and Roger de Sowe and Margery his wife, impedients, of 3½ acres of land and half an acre of meadow in Staunford.

Plea of warranty of charter. Roger and Margery have acknowledged the tenements 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 Margery for ever; rendering therefor yearly half a pound of cummin for all service. [Warranty.] And for this William has given them 6 marks of silver.

No. 20. At Derby; in eight days of St. Hilary, 42 Henry III, [20 January, 1257–8].

Between William de Notingham, querent, by William Jocelin put in his place, and Adam le Blund and Margaret his wife, impedients, of 2 houses in Staunford.

Plea of warranty of charter. Adam and Margaret have acknowledged the houses 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 Margaret for ever; rendering therefor yearly one halfpenny for all service. [Warranty.] And for this William has given them 40s. sterling.

No. 21. At Derby; from St. Hilary in fifteen days, 42 Henry III, [27 January, 1257–8].

Between Adam de Bellofago, querent, and Symon de Duneston and Agnes his wife, Geoffrey de Duneston and Hawys his wife, impedients, of 1 messuage in Lincoln.

Plea of warranty of charter. The impedients have acknowledged the messuage to be the right of Adam, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Agnes and Hawys for ever; rendering therefor yearly one clove gillyflower; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the messuage belong. [Warranty.] And for this Adam has given the impedients 1 mark of silver.

No. 22. At Nottingham; from St. Martin in one month, 42 Henry III, [9 December, 1257].

Between Avicia daughter of Jocey de Steping, querent, and Richard le Faukener and Beatrice his wife, deforciants, of 1 messuage, 2 tofts, 80 acres of land, 15 acres of meadow and 5 marks of rent in Kyrkeby and Mythyngby.

Plea of covenant. Richard and Beatrice have acknowledged the tenements and rent to be the right of Avicia: to hold to Avicia and Richard son of the said Richard le Faukener, her husband, and the heirs begotten of their bodies, of Richard and Beatrice and the heirs of Beatrice for ever; doing therefor the foreign service which to the tenements belong for all service. And if it happen that Richard son of Richard die without an heir begotten of the bodies of himself and Avicia, and Avicia be living, the tenements and rent shall remain to Avicia for her life by the services which belong to them. And after her death, they shall revert to Richard and Beatrice and the heirs of Beatrice, quit of the other heirs of Avicia, for ever. [Warranty.] And for this Avicia has given Richard and Beatrice one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 23. At Westminster; from St. Michael in fifteen days, 43 Henry III, [13 October, 1259].

Between Richard son of Adam de Muleton, querent, and Thomas son of Jordan de Kyma, deforciant, of 1¼ bovates of land in Multon.

Plea of covenant. Thomas has acknowledged the land to be the right of Richard, as that which Richard has of his gift: to hold to Richard and his heirs of the chief lords of that fee by the services which to the land belong, for ever. And for this Richard has granted for himself and his heirs that they shall henceforth render every year to Thomas for his life 2 marks of silver. And after Thomas's death, Richard and his heirs shall be quit of the payment, for ever.

No. 24. At Westminster; from St. Michael in fifteen days, 43 Henry III, [13 October, 1259].

Between Richard de Welleby, querent, and Thomas son of Jordan de Kyma, deforciant, of 1 messuage, and 1¼ bovates of land in Multon, and of 26 acres of land in the same vill, which 26 acres Richard heretofore held by the courtesy of England because he begot issue of Ada, the sister of Thomas, whose heir he is.

Plea of covenant. Thomas has acknowledged the premises to be the right of Richard, and has quitclaimed them from himself and his heirs to Richard and his heirs for ever. And for this Richard has granted for himself and his heirs that they shall henceforth render every year to Thomas for his life 2 marks of silver. And after Thomas's death, Richard and his heirs shall be quit of the payment, for ever.

No. 25. At Westminster; on the morrow of Souls, 43 Henry III, [3 November, 1258].

Between Idonea daughter of William, querent, by Ralph de Norhampton put in her place, and Adam de Wedehall' and Basilia his wife, deforciants, by John Folyot put in the place of Adam, of 1 bovate of land in Hundelby.

Plea of covenant. Adam and Basilia have acknowledged the land to be the right of Idonea. And for this Idonea has granted the land to them: to hold to them of Idonea and her heirs for Basilia's life; rendering therefor yearly one clove gillyflower for all service; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the land belong. And after Basilia's death the land shall revert to Idonea and her heirs, quit of the heirs of Basilia, to hold of the chief lords of that fee by the services which to the land belong, for ever.

No. 26. At Westminster; in eight days of St. Hilary, 43 Henry III, [20 January, 1258–9].

Between Roger son of Robert, querent, and Gilbert de Croft and Emicina his wife, impedients, by Lambert de Wyketoft put in the place of Gilbert, of half a bovate and 10 acres of land in Frampton and Swynesheued.

Plea of warranty of charter. Gilbert and Emicina have acknowledged the land to be the right of Roger, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Emicina for ever; rendering therefor yearly 8d. and 2 mallards, to wit, at the Nativity of the Lord 2 mallards and 2d., at Easter 2d., at the feast of St. Botulph 2d., and at the feast of St. Michael 2d.; and doing therefor for the scutage of the lord the king, whenever it shall fall or be, for more or for less, 3d.; and doing therefor the service in banks (walliis) and water-courses (watergangiis) which to that land belongs, for all service. [Warranty.] And for this Roger has given Gilbert and Emicina 40 marks of silver.

No. 27. At Westminster; in eight days of St. Hilary, 43 Henry III, [20 January, 1258–9].

Between Geoffrey Bylon, querent, and Robert de Muskamp and Dyonisia his wife, impedients, of 1 messuage in Lincoln.

Plea of warranty of charter. Robert and Dyonisia have acknowledged the messuage to be the right of Geoffrey, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Dyonisia for ever; rendering therefor yearly 1d. 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 Geoffrey has given Robert and Dyonisia 16 marks of silver.

No. 28. At Westminster; on the morrow of the Ascension of the Lord, 43 Henry III, [23 May, 1259].

Between Sampson son of Reyner de Stanford, querent, and Philip Gaugi of Stanford, deforciant, of 3 acres of land in Stanford.

Plea of covenant. Philip has acknowledged the land to be the right of Sampson: to hold to him and his heirs of the chief lords of that fee for ever; doing therefor all the services which to that land belong. And for this Sampson has given Philip one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 29. At Westminster; in eight days of St. Hilary, 43 Henry III, [20 January, 1258–9].

Between Alan de Cobeldyk', querent, and Gilbert de Croft and Emicina his wife, impedients, by Lambert de Wyketoft put in the place of Gilbert, of 2½ acres and 1 rood of meadow, half an acre of land, 3 roods of marsh and 6d. of rent in Fraunton.

Plea of warranty of charter. Gilbert and Emicina have acknowledged the tenement to be the right of Alan, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Emicina for ever; rendering therefor yearly 3 halfpence for all service. [Warranty.] And for this Alan has given them 7 marks of silver.

No. 30. At Westminster; from St. Hilary in three weeks, 43 Henry III, [3 February, 1258–9].

Between John Launceleue, plaintiff, and Walter prior of Bolinton, tenant, of 3 tofts and 3 bovates of land in Lissington.

Plea. John has acknowledged the premises to be the right of the prior and his church, and has quitclaimed them from himself and his heirs to the prior and his successors and his church for ever. And for this the prior has granted to John 3 tofts and 9 acres of land in the same vill, whereof 3½ acres lie in Westfeld, and 5½ acres lie in Estfeld, and those 3 tofts which Agnes Flory heretofore held: to hold to John and his heirs, lawfully begotten of the wife espoused to him, of the prior and his successors and his church for ever; rendering therefor yearly 26d. for all service. [Warranty.] And if it happen that John shall die without such heir, then the premises shall revert to the prior and his successors and his church, quit of the other heirs of John, for ever.

No. 31. At Westminster; in eight days of St. Hilary, 43 Henry III, [20 January, 1258–9].

Between Robert son of Roger, querent, and Gilbert de Croft and Emicina his wife, impedients, by Lambert de Wyketoft put in their place, of 4 acres of meadow and 9d. of rent in Swyneheued.

Plea of warranty of charter. Gilbert and Emicina have acknowledged the tenement to be the right of Robert, as that which he has of their gift; and have quitclaimed it from themselves and the heirs of Emicina to Robert and his heirs for ever: to hold to Robert and his heirs of the chief lords of that fee by the services which to that tenement belong, for ever. And for this Robert has given Gilbert and Emicina 10 marks of silver.

No. 32. At Westminster; in eight days of the Purification of the blessed Mary, 43 Henry III, [9 February, 1258–9].

Between Robert prior of Simplingeham, querent, by brother William Barun, his canon, put in his place, and Gilbert de Preston, impedient, of 1 carucate of land in Dunestorp'.

Plea of warranty of charter. Gilbert has acknowledged the land to be the right of the prior and his church, as that which the prior and his church have of his gift: to hold to the prior and his successors and his church of Gilbert and his heirs in frank almoign. [Warranty.] And the prior has received Gilbert and his heirs into all the benefits and prayers which shall henceforth be made in his church for ever. And, moreover, the prior has granted for himself and his successors and his church that they shall henceforth find and maintain one canon-priest or secular, at their own cost, to celebrate divine service every day in their church of Simplingeham at the altar of St. John the Evangelist for the soul of Gilbert and the souls of his ancestors and heirs for ever; in such wise that, should he depart or retire, they shall within eight days provide another canon-priest or secular in his place; and during the eight days supply any canon of their own thereto appointed to fill the place of the chaplain in the celebration of divine service. And Gilbert and his heirs shall, if they will, by themselves or any messenger of theirs, have the command (iussum) of the said chaplain at the church of Simplingeham every day within the octave of St. Michael.

No. 33. At Westminster; in eight days of St. Hilary, 43 Henry III, [20 January, 1258–9].

Between Nicholas de Lunderthorp, querent, and William de Spineto and Joan his wife, impedients, of the fourth part of one knight's fee in Eston and Stok'.

Plea of warranty of charter. William and Joan have acknowledged the tenement to be the right of Nicholas, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Joan for ever; rendering therefor yearly one clove gillyflower for all service; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the tenement belong. [Warranty.] And for this Nicholas has given William and Joan 50 marks of silver.

No. 34. At Westminster; from Easter in one month, 43 Henry III, [11 May, 1259].

Between William son of William de Calthorp, querent, and William de Kyme, by William Thuse, clerk, put in his place, touching this, that William de Kyme should acquit him of the service which Symon Creuecoer demands of him in respect of his free tenement which he holds of William de Kyme in Engeham and Cotes; and whereupon William de Calthorp complained that, by the default of William de Kyme, he was distrained to do suit at Symon's court at Hakethorn from three weeks to three weeks; and to give to him 75s. in the name of relief for the tenement; and whereof William de Kyme, who is mesne between them, ought to acquit him.

Plea. William de Kyme has acknowledged the tenement to be the right of William de Calethorp: to hold to William de Calethorp and his heirs of William de Kyme and his heirs for ever; doing therefor the service of three parts of one knight's fee for all service. [Warranty.] And, moreover, William de Kyme has given William de Calethorp 30s. sterling. And for this William de Calthorp has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to William de Kyme and his heirs all the damages which he said that he had suffered by reason of the distraint, for ever.

No. 35. At Westminster; on the morrow of Souls, 43 Henry III, [3 November, 1258].

Between John de Blankeney, plaintiff, and John son of Symon, tenant, of 1 messuage and 40 acres of land in Braundeston. And between the same plaintiff and Geoffrey de Walesham, tenant, of 6½ acres of land in Blankeney.

Plea. John de Blankeney has quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to John son of Symon and Geoffrey and their heirs all the right and claim which he had in the premises, for ever. And for this they have given him one sore sparrow-hawk.

No. 36. At Westminster; in eight days of St. Hilary, 43 Henry III, [20 January, 1258–9].

Between Thorald son of William, querent, and William son of Richard Abbot, impedient, of 1 messuage and 2 bovates of land in Heynton, and 2 tofts and 2 bovates of land in Syxle.

Plea of warranty of charter. William has acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Thorald, as those which Thorald has of his gift. And for this Thorald has granted the tenements to William: to hold to William for his life of Thorald and his heirs; rendering therefor yearly one mark of silver for all service. And doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the tenements belong. And after William's death, the tenements shall revert to Thorald and his heirs, quit: to hold of the chief lords of that fee by the services which to those tenements belong, for ever.

No. 37. At Westminster; on the morrow of the Ascension of the Lord, 43 Henry III, [23 May, 1259].

Between Stephen Sybri, querent, and Alexander de Rameseye and Hawys his wife, impedients, of 1 messuage, 7 bovates of land and 27s. of rent in Croxeby.

Plea of warranty of charter. Alexander and Hawys have acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Stephen, as those which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of the chief lords of that fee by the services which to those tenements belong, for ever. And for this Stephen has given Alexander and Hawys 30 marks of silver.

No. 38. At Westminster; from Easter in five weeks, 43 Henry III, [18 May, 1259].

Between William abbot of Kirkested, querent, and Robert son of Robert de Tateshale, touching this, that Robert was summoned to shew why he, without the abbot's assent and wish, entered his free warren of Thorneton Hawe, Brakene and Kirkested, and hunted therein and took hares and foxes.

Plea. The abbot has acknowledged and granted for himself and his successors and his church that Robert in his own person and his heirs when they attain their inheritance, in their own persons, shall henceforth hunt in the abbot's woods of Thornetonhawe and Brakene, and take all manner of game (feras) therein; provided, however, that when Robert or his heirs wish to hunt in those woods, they shall cause the abbot or his successors to be informed beforehand (premuniri), at the gate of Kirkested abbey, by any one of their men as to the chase which is about to be made in the woods; and he shall parley with the porter or under-porter, and bring with him the keys of the gates of the woods. And if the abbot (or his successors) does not send the keys of those gates by Robert's man or by one of his own men, Robert and his heirs shall send again a certain esquire of theirs for the keys; and if he bring them not, it shall be lawful for Robert and his heirs to break the locks of the gates, and enter the woods, and hunt and take the game if there be any therein, without doing any other damage to the woods. And if they do damage, they shall without gainsaying make amends therefor by the view of upright and lawful men of that venue. And be it known that it shall not be lawful for Robert or his heirs to enter or leave the woods by any places other than the gates of the woods only. And if it happen that the dogs of Robert or his heirs shall enter the abbot's or his successors' woods of old Douewode and new Douewode, without pursuing game or pursuing it, it shall not be lawful for Robert or his heirs to enter the woods, or follow the dogs; but they shall call the dogs back by mouth and horn, and wait for them outside the woods. And if the dogs have caught game in the woods, which they have previously pursued up to the woods, the game shall be brought out of the woods by the men of the abbot or his successors or his church, and be delivered to Robert or his heirs or their men, if they choose to wait for it. And if the game has been devoured by the dogs before it has been examined (perpendatur) by the men of the abbot or his successors or his church, it shall not be imputed to the abbot or his successors or his church or their men. And, moreover, 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 of hunting or chasing within the following metes and bounds, to wit, as the brook (riuulus) of Ructon runs to the fishpond (vivarium) of Sinker, and from Sinker along (per) the old dike (fossatum) to the water of Wydme, and from the water of Wydme to the water of Beyne, and from the water of Beyne as it extends to Ructon, excepting the abbot's closes and enclosures, which were enclosed and fenced on the day on which this concord was made. And for this Robert has granted for himself and his heirs that the abbot and his successors and his church shall hereafter enclose certain closes, which surround the abbey, with a wall, dike, hedge, paling (palicio) or other fence, at their will, by the following metes and bounds, to wit, from the water of Wydme eastwards straight to the old dike (fossatum) which is between Swynehuswode and Beltesholm', as that dike extends to Stokbrigg', and from Stokbrigg' round by Ricroft (per circuitum de Ricroft), and from Ricroft by the highway as far as the stone cross which is at the end of the Causeway (ad exitum Calcete) which comes from the gate of the abbey, and thus in a line (linealiter) along the road which leads to Gaythusbrigg', and from Gaythusbrigg' eastwards round by Sinkermilneholt' and Caluecroft to Sinker northwards, as it is enclosed by dikes, and thus straight by the dikes to the water of Wydme; and to enclose the same closes at the will of the abbot and his successors and his church without gainsaying or hindrance from Robert or his heirs, for ever; saving this, that neither Robert nor his heirs shall be able to claim or demand any common of chase or warren or common of herbage or any free tenement within the same closes and enclosures of the abbot and his successors or his church which shall have been enclosed on the day on which this concord was made, for ever. Provided, however, that the abbot and his successors shall enclose the said closes and enclosures and keep them enclosed, so that the game of Robert's warren of Tateshale cannot enter them, for ever. And if by default of enclosure, or by the ruin or breaking of the wall, dike, hedge or paling, they shall enter the closes or enclosures, it shall be lawful for Robert and his heirs to enter them by the same breach only, and to follow and take the said game without hindrance from the abbot and his successors or his church. And be it known that it shall be lawful for the abbot and his successors to make their gates (portas) in the said places and enclosures with mounds (cumulis), if they will.

No. 39. At Westminster; from Easter in fifteen days, 43 Henry III, [27 April, 1259].

Between William son of Reginald of Stanford, querent, and Henry de Tykyncote, impedient, of the moiety of 1 messuage in Stanford.

Plea of warranty of charter. Henry has acknowledged the moiety to be the right of William, as that which William has of his gift: to hold to William and his heirs of Henry and his heirs for ever; rendering therefor yearly 1d. for all service; and doing therefor to the chief lords of that fee all the other services which to the moiety belong. And, moreover, Henry has granted for himself and his heirs that the other moiety of the messuage, which Emma who was the wife of Henry de Tykyncote held in dower of the inheritance of Henry on the day on which this concord was made, and which after her death ought to revert to Henry and his heirs, shall then remain to William and his heirs: to hold together with the first moiety of Henry and his heirs by the said services, for ever. [Warranty.] And for this William has given Henry one sore sparrow-hawk. And this concord was made in the presence of Emma who acknowledged that she claimed no right in the moiety which she holds, excepting in the name of dower.

No. 40. At Westminster; on the morrow of Souls, 43 Henry III, [3 November, 1258].

Between William Flet and Dyonisia his wife, querents, and John son of Maynard, deforciant, of 14 acres of land in Kappelade.

Plea of covenant. John has acknowledged the land to be the right of William and Dyonisia, as that which they have of his gift: to hold to them and the heirs of Dyonisia of him and his heirs for ever; rendering therefor yearly 1d. for all service. [Warranty.] And for this William and Dyonisia have quitclaimed from themselves and the heirs of Dyonisia to John and his heirs all the right and claim which they had in a yearly rent of 40s. which Maynard de la Ryuere and Richolda his wife were used to render to them every year in respect of a certain tenement in Kappelade and Holebeche, which was of the inheritance of Dyonisia, and which John held on the day on which this concord was made, for ever.

No. 41. At Westminster; in eight days of St. Hilary, 43 Henry III, [20 January, 1258–9].

Between Warin son of Walter, querent, and Gilbert de Croft and Emicina his wife, impedients, by Lambert de Wyketoft put in the place of Gilbert, of 3⅓ acres of land and 3 roods of meadow in Fraunton.

Plea of warranty of charter. Gilbert and Emicina have acknowledged the tenement to be the right of Warin, as that which he has of their gift: to hold to him and his heirs of them and the heirs of Emicina for ever; rendering therefor yearly 2d. for all service. [Warranty.] And for this Warin has given them 13 marks of silver.

No. 42. At Westminster; from St. Hilary in three weeks, 43 Henry III, [3 February, 1258–9].

Between Baldewyn son of Stephen de Welle, querent, by Geoffrey de Colevill put in his place, and Hugh son of Ernald, deforciant, by Thomas Page put in his place, of 1 messuage, 20 acres of land, 4s. 10d. of rent in Flete, and of 6 acres of land in Holebeche.

Plea of covenant. Hugh has acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Baldewyn, as those which Baldewyn has of his gift: to hold to Baldwin and his heirs of Hugh and his heirs for ever; rendering there for yearly 4d. 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 Baldwyn has given Hugh 20 marks of silver.

Footnotes

1 In co. Rutland.