Inquisitions
1592

Sponsor

Centre for Metropolitan History

Publication

Author

E. A. Fry (editor)

Year published

1908

Pages

160-171

Citation Show another format:

'Inquisitions: 1592', Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the City of London: Part 3 (1908), pp. 160-171. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65900 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

Sebastian Bruskett, Esquire.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 5 September, 34 Eliz. [1592], before William Webb, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Sebastian Bruskett, esq., by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Thomas Russell, Thomas Seawell, John Harrison, John Stevins, William Feake, William Crowche, James Robinson, John Tompson, John Bonde, Peter Noxon, Thomas Wigges, Nicholas Maddox, John Langley, Hugh Ingram, Robert Saunders, Robert Durraunt, Richard Rogers and Christopher Dickenson, who say that

Sebastian Bruskett long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage situate in the parish of St. Gabriel Fanchurche, London, now in the tenure of Peter Van Lore, jeweller; and 6 messuages lying within a certain lane called St. Sythes Lane in the parish of St. Benedict Sherehogg in the ward of Cordwayner streete, London, now or late in the several tenures of Jane Bruskett, widow, Thomas Wallwyn, Thomas Cox, Richard Pepper, Richard Carpenter and John Poole.

So seised, the said Sebastian made his will in November, 1591, as follows [here given in English]: I give to my wife Jane Briskett all my lands and tenements in St. Sythes Lane, being 6 houses in number, the one in the occupation of Peter Van Lore, jeweller, the great messuage house in the occupation of [blank], the other tenements in the tenures of [blank]: all the said premises to remain until the marriage of my only daughter and child Elizabeth Bruskett to my said wife.

The messuage in the said parish of St. Gabriel Fanchurch is held of the Queen in chief by the service of the 40th part of a knight's fee, and is worth per ann., clear, 4 marks. The 6 messuages in St. Sythes lane are held of the Queen in free burgage, and are worth per ann., clear, £5 10s.

Sebastian Bruskett died 5 August last past; Elizabeth Bruskett is his only daughter and next heir, and is now aged 12 years, 6 months and 5 days.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 232, No. 9.

William Billinge, Citizen and Waxchandler.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 22 June, 34 Eliz. [1592], before William Webbe, Mayor and escheator by virtue of a writ de melius inquirend, after the death of William Billynge, citizen and waxchandler of London, by the oath of Robert Dickensen, Thomas Russell, Thomas Sewell, John Harrison, William Harvye, John Stevyns, William Crowche, John Bonde, James Robinson, George Robertes, Nicholas Hawkesforthe, Edward Swayne, Christopher Dickenson, John Langley, Robert Saunders, Richard Rogers, John Palmer, John Jeninges and Thomas Wigges, who say that

William Billinge long before his death was seized in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage in the parish of St. Laurence in Old Jewry, London, and so seised made his will 31st October, 1581, and thereby bequeathed the said messuage to Joan Billinge then his wife and to her heirs for ever.

The said messuage is held of the Queen in chief by the 100th part of a knight's fee, and is worth per ann., clear, 33s. 4d.

William Billinge died the last day of May, 1582. Afterwards the said Joan, late the wife of the said William, married Edward Winstanley of London, gent., and they were jointly seized of the said messuage in right of the said Joan.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 232, No. 10.

John Kettell alias Wyttye, Citizen and Clothworker.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 19 February, 34 Eliz. [1592], before William Webb, Mayor and escheator, after the death of John Kettell alias Wyttye, citizen and clothworker of London, by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Thomas Sewell, John Harrison, William Harvy, William Crowtche, James Robinson, George Robertes, Edward Pillesworth, Nicholas Hawkesforth, Thomas Wigges, Edward Swayne, Thomas Smith, Christopher Dickenson, Robert Saunders, and John Langley, who say that

John Kettell alias Wyttye, long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage lying in a certain street called Candlewickestreete, in the parish of St. Mary Abchurch, London, late in the tenure of the said John Kettell.

So seised the said John in fulfilment of certain covenants specified in certain indenture made between himself of the one part and Francis Stoughton of the Inner Temple, London, gent., and Anthony Marler, citizen and mercer of London, of the other part, agreed as follows [indenture here given in full in English]: Indenture made 31 December, 28 Eliz. [1585] between the said John Kettell of the one part and the said Francis Stoughton and Anthony Marler of the other part. Whereas the said John Kettell is now seised in his demesne as of fee simple to him and his heirs for ever, or in fee tail general or special of all that messuage situate in Candlewicke street, late of William Kettell, late citizen and clothworker of London, deceased, father of the said John and now in the occupation of the said John: whereas also the said John Kettell intends shortly by the grace of God to take to wife Martha Lawrence, daughter of Thomas Laurence, late citizen and draper of London, deceased: these indentures witness that in consideration of the said marriage and for a jointure to be made for the said Martha, it is agreed between the said parties that the said John Kettell shall before the end of Hilary term next following at his own costs suffer the said Francis and Anthony to prosecute him in a writ of Entre in le Poste before the Justices of the Common Pleas at Westminster, in order that a recovery may be had of the said messuage to the intent that the said Francis and Anthony shall stand thereof seised to the use of the said John Kettell and his heirs until the said marriage be solemnized, and afterwards to the use of the said John and Martha and the heirs of the said John for ever.

Afterwards, to wit, in Hilary term, 28 Eliz., a certain recovery was suffered of the said messuage, by pretext whereof and by force of the Statute of Uses the said John Kettell was thereof seised until the said marriage.

The said marriage was afterwards solemnized. The said John Kettell was likewise seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 other messuage, now or late in the tenure of John Pearson, fishmonger, lying in the street called Bridge street in the parish of St. Magnus the Martyr in London.

So seised, the said John made his will 1 January, 1591 [here given in English] as follows: I give the messuage wherein I now dwell and the 2 shops thereto belonging and the reversions thereof immediately after the death of Martha my wife, who has an estate therein for life, to William Kettell my son and to the heirs of his body; for default, and for default of male issue of my body I give the same to my daughter Grace Kettell and to the heirs of her body; for default, to William Kettell my man and to the heirs of his body; and for default to my right heirs for ever.

I give to the said Martha my wife for the bringing up and education of my children my messuage situate in New Fish street, now in the occupation of Edmond Goodwyn, which I lately purchased of Mr. Keeling, and all the rents thereof until the said William my son shall accomplish his full age of 21, or if he die, until my said daughter shall come of age or marry; if they both die (which God forbidd) then my said wife shall have the said messuage for life.

The said messuage in the parish of St. Mary Abchurch is held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, but by what part of a knight's fee the jurors know not, and is worth per ann., clear, £3 6s. 8d. Of whom or by what service the messuage in the parish of St. Magnus the Martyr is held the jurors know not: it is worth per ann., clear, 40s.

John Kettell died 23 January last past; William Kettell is his son and next heir and was aged 3 years on the 25th day of December last past.

The said Martha still survives in the parish of St. Mary Abchurche.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 232, No. 47.

Edward Orwell, Gentleman.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 19 February, 34 Eliz. [1592], before William Webbe, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Edward Orwell of London, gent., by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Thomas Sawill, John Harrison, William Harvey, William Crowche, James Robinson, George Robertes, Edward Pillesworthe, Nicholas Hawkesforthe, Thomas Wigges, Edward Swayne, Thomas Smith, Christopher Dickenson, Robert Saunders, and John Langley, who say that

Long before the death of the said Edward Orwell, a certain Lawrence Husey, Doctor of Laws, was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage with a garden thereto adjoining, wherein the said Edward Orwell lately dwelt, lying in the parish of Christchurch, London, which was formerly the parish of St. Ewin in Newgate market, London.

So seised, the said Edward by deed dated 23 May, 21 Eliz. [1579], sold the said messuage and garden to the said Edward Orwell and Mary then his wife and to the heirs of the said Edward, by virtue whereof they entered into the said premises and were thereof seised. The said Edward in his demesne as of fee and the said Mary in her demesne as of free tenement for her life. The said Edward and Mary were seised to them and the heirs of the said Edward of 1 marsh containing 15 a. called Wild land marsh lying in Rypley Marsh within the parish of Barking in co. Essex; 4 a. lying within Dyers land in Barking; 4½ a. of marsh lying in Ripley marsh, late of Robert Tirrell, lately purchased of Westan Browne, esq.; 1 messuage in Brenchley in co. Kent, with all those lands, tenements, and hereditaments called Yonges, le Rech, Mayland, Cattesland and Powlehurst; 3 pieces or parcels of land and wood called Sherman Reede, Byrchett and Longland containing 40 a. of land lying in the chapelry of Uckfould within the parish of Buckstead in co. Sussex; 1 parcel of meadow called Fulling mill meade containing 4 a. 1 r. of land there near Bullicatts mill lately purchased of Arthur Longworth.

The said Edward Orwell was also seised of 3 other messuages and 3 gardens with 1 close thereto adjacent in Brenchley, lately purchased of John Alchorne.

The said Edward made his will 5 January, 1591 [here given in English] as follows: I give to my "most kinde wiefe" Mary and her heirs for all, all my lands and tenements at Brenchley in co. Kent to the end that she make sale thereof to the most advantage as soon as may be, and the money thereof coming to go towards the payment of my debts and the education and preferment of my daughters in marriage; but if the said Mary die then I give the said premises to Mr. Doctor Lewyn and to my cousin Mr. Robert Hamond and to their heirs for ever, to sell the same to the uses before mentioned.

The messuage and other the premises within the City of London are held of the Queen in chief by the 200th part of a knight's fee, and are worth per ann., clear, 5 marks.

The 15 a. of marsh called Wildelond and the 4 a. of land within Dyers land are held of the Queen in chief by the 200th part of a knight's fee, and are worth per ann., clear, 55s. of whom the said 4½ a. of marsh, late of Robert Tyrrell are held is not known: they are worth per ann. 11s. 8d. The said premises in Brenchley purchased of William Barrentine, viz., the said messuage, garden, 10 a. of land and 20 a. of pasture are held of the manor of Sallmons in co. Kent by fealty only in common socage, and are worth per ann., 33s. 4d. Ten acres of land, 20 a. of pasture and 30 a. of wood being another parcel of the said premises are held of the manor of Yalding in co. Kent in free socage by fealty only, and are worth per ann., clear, £3 6s. 8d. Twenty acres of land and 40 a. of pasture parcel and residue of the said premises late of William Barentyne are held of the manor of Woldham in co. Kent in free socage by fealty only, and are worth per ann. 50s. The premises purchased of John Alchorne are held of the manor of Yalding by fealty in free socage, and are worth per ann., 20s.

Of whom the said premises in Sussex are held is not known: they are worth per ann. 40s.

Edward Orwell died 5 January last past; Edward Orwell is his son and next heir and was aged 12 years on the 14th day of June last past.

The said Mary, late the wife of the said Edward Orwell still survives.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 232, No. 48.

John Graunge, Citizen and Haberdasher.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 19 February, 34 Eliz. [1592], before William Webb, Mayor and escheator, after the death of John Graunge, citizen and haberdasher of London, by the oath of Robert Dickenson, John Harrison, William Harvy, William Crowche, James Robinson, George Robertes, Edward Pillesworthe, Nicholas Hawkesforth, Thomas Wigg, Edward Swayne, Thomas Smith, Christopher Dickenson, Robert Saunders, John Langley and Thomas Sawyll, who say that John Graunge was seised of 7 messuages now made into 8 messuages, with all shops, cellars, sollars, entries, ways, lights, &c., thereto belonging now or late in the several tenures of the said John Graunge, Thomas Wetherall, Henry Taylford, Elizabeth Dryver, widow, John Carter, John Richardson, and John Evans, lying in the parish of St. Martin within Ludgate, London: which said premises he purchased to him and his heirs of Richard Willis and Katherine his wife, daughter and heir of Robert Phillippes, late citizen and leatherseller of London, deceased; also all those lands, tenements, soil or ground late of Thomas Alleyn situate under any part of the houses, buildings, tenements or hereditaments of the said John Graunge being in the said parish of St. Martin near Ludgate, viz., all that land and soil containing in length 18 feet and in width 7½ feet, which adjoin the west part of a certain wall, soil and land of the said Thomas Alleyn, and lies under part of the house and structure of the said John Graunge in the said parish; all that land and soil with a sink or washhouse (sentina sive latrina) there containing in length 12 feet and in width 8 feet adjoining the north part of the said wall, and lies under parcel of the house of the said John in the said parish; all that entry, soil and ground adjoining the north part of the said wall lying under the said house in the said parish, containing in length 10 feet and in width 2½ feet; all that soil and ground adjoining the west part of the said wall lying under the said house in the said parish, containing in length 8 feet and in breadth 5 feet: which said premises last recited the said John Graunge purchased to him and his heirs of Thomas Alleyn, citizen and haberdasher of London; also of divers other messuages with all the houses, buildings, barns, stables, gardens, orchards, &c., thereto belonging, now or late in the several tenures of the most noble William Herbert, knight, late Earl of Pembrook, deceased, [blank] Bryche, Joan Wyse, widow, Anthony Uvedale,Thomas Moore, Henry Hye, [blank] Throwghton and [blank] Wilson, lying in the parish of St Giles in the Fields in co. Middlesex: all which said premises last recited the said John Graunge purchased to him and his heirs of Robert Downes of Acton in co. Suffolk, esq., and Edward Downes, brother of the said Robert, gent, 1 close of land called Newlands, containing about 24 acres, and all that parcel of land or lane to the said close adjoining, now or late in the tenure of George Harrison, gent., lying within the parish of Mariboone in co. Middlesex, all which said premises last recited the said John Graunge purchased to him and his heirs of the said Robert Downes of Acton in co. Suffolk, esq., and George Downes of Sudbury in the said county, gent.; 1 other messuage called Turkses alias Turkes at Wateringes with all the houses, buildings, barns, stables, gardens, &c., thereto belonging; 4 closes of arable land and pasture lying near the said messuage, containing about 30 a.; 1 croft called Swannes Crofte containing about 4 a.; 1 marsh or meadow called Gubbines meade, containing about 10 a.; 1 other marsh or meadow called Thome meade containing about 6 a.; 1 marsh called Redd meade containing about 3 a.; 2 other marshes called Chatterings containing about 4 a.; 4 a. in the common marsh of Havering: all which said premises last recited are in the vills and parishes of Hornchurch and Havering in co. Essex, now or late in the tenure of Thomas Heard deceased, and were purchased by the said John Graunge to him and his heirs of John Page of the Inner Temple London, gent., and John Legatt of Hornechurch Hall in the parish of Hornchurch, Essex, gent.

The 7 messuages now made into 8, lying near Ludgate in the parish of St. Martin, are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, to wit, by the 20th part of one knight's fee and by the yearly rent of 12s. 4d., and are worth per ann., clear, £4. Of whom the said land, soil or ground in the said parish of St. Martin lately purchased of the said Thomas Alleyn are held the jurors know not: they are worth per ann., clear, 3s. 4d. The messuages lying in the parish of St. Giles in the Fields, the close of land or pasture called Newlandes with the lane thereto adjacent, lying in the parish of Mariboone are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, but by what part of a knight's fee is not known: they are worth per ann., clear, £5. Of whom the messuage called Turkes with all the parcels of land, meadow and marsh thereto belonging lying in the vills and parishes of Hornechurch and Havering are held the jurors know not: they are worth per ann., clear, 30s.

John Graunge died 28 October, 33 Eliz. [1591]; John Graunge is his son and next heir, and was then aged 30 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 232, No. 54.

Christopher Myers, Gentleman.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 8 May, 34 Eliz. [1592], before William Webb, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Christopher Myers, gent., by the oath of Robert Dickenson, John Harrison, William Crowche, William Feake, Edward Osborne, John Bonde, John Thompson, Edward Pilsworth, John Adlin, John Dixon, Thomas Wigge, James Robinson, Edward Swayne, Christopher Dickenson, Robert Derant, Robert Saunders, Stephen Porter and Cuthbert Lee, who say that

Christopher Myers long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage and 1 garden late in the tenure of Thomas Bramley lying within the parish of St. Margaret in Lothbury, London; 1 other messuage and garden situate in the street of Lothbury in the said parish now in the tenure of Richard Goode; 1 other messuage lying in the parish of St. Margaret Moyses in the street called Friday street, London, late in the tenure of William Hobson; 1 other messuage with all the buildings, gardens, stables, &c., thereto belonging commonly called Ridegate alias Rigate in the street of East Smithefield near the Tower of London in the parish of St. Botolphe without Algate, London, formerly parcel of the lands and possessions of the late Monastery of Coggeshall alias Coxhall in co. Essex, dissolved; 1 other messuage with all houses, &c., &c., situate in the parish of St. Mary, Athill [upon the Hill] next Billingsgate, London, now in the tenure of Roger Staveld, sometime parcels of the lands and possessions of the late College of Pontefract in co. York. So seised, the said Christopher Myers in fulfilment of certain covenants specified in certain indentures dated 12 May, 19 Elizabeth [1577] made between him the said Christopher of the one part and Richard Allington of Westley in co. Cambridge, gent., of the other part, in consideration of a marriage to be had between the said Christopher Myers and Margaret Allington, one of the daughters of the said Richard Allington, to the intent that she may have a sufficient jointure out of the lands, &c., of the said Christopher and in full satisfaction of her dower, agreed by the said indenture that he or his heirs at or before the feast of St. John the Baptist then next following would levy a fine of the said messuage called Ridegate alias Rigate in East Smithfield near Tower Hill, and the messuage in the said parish of St. Mary Athill next Billingsgate to a certain Clement Cisley, Esq., and to the said Richard Allington, gent., and should acknowledge the said tenements to be the right of the said Clement and should remise the same to the said Clement and Richard and the heirs of the said Clement for ever: which said fine should be to the use of the said Christopher Myers and Margaret and of the heirs of their bodies; and after their deceases without issue, to the use of the right heirs of the said Christopher for ever.

Shortly afterwards the said Christopher married the said Margaret, and a fine was levied of the said premises to the said Clement Cisley and Richard Allington to the uses above declared: by virtue whereof and by force of the Statute of Uses the said Christopher and Margaret were jointly seised of the said premises.

The first of the said 2 messuages in the said parish of St. Margaret, Lothbury, is held of the Queen by fealty only in free burgage, and is worth per ann., clear, £6 13s. 4d. The other messuage there is held of the Queen by fealty only in free burgage, and is worth per ann., clear, 40s. Of whom the said messuage in Friday Street in the said parish of St. Margaret Moyses is held the jurors know not: it is worth per ann., clear, 40s. The messuage called Rydgate in East Smithfield is held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, but by what part of a knight's fee is not known, and is worth per ann., clear, 33s. 4d. Of whom the tenement in the parish of St. Mary Athill is held is not known: it is worth per ann., clear, 53s. 4d. Christopher Myers died 24 February, 34 Eliz.; Walter Myers is his son and next heir and was aged 14 years on the 16th day of March last past.

The said Margaret still survives.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 232, No. 57.

Edward Leighe, Gentleman.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 10 June, 34 Eliz. [1592], before William Webb, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Edward Leighe, gent., by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Thomas Sawyll, William Harvye, William Crouche, William Feake, John Bonde, James Robinson, George Robertes, Richard Rogers, Edward Swayne, Christopher Dickenson, Robert Saunders, Robert Durrant and Thomas Russell, who say that

Long before the death of the said Edward Leighe a certain Robert Grace, late citizen and clothworker of London, was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage lying in the street of Fleetstreete in the parish of St. Brigitte alias St. Brydes, London, now or late in the tenure of [blank] Lodge; and 1 messuage or inn called le Rose with divers tenements thereto adjacent, with stables, cellars, &c., lying in the street of West Smithfield in the parish of St. Sepulchre in the suburbs of the City of London, now or late occupied by William Freeman, Cuthbert Rydley and George Gibson.

So seised, the said Robert Grace made his will dated 16 October, 5 and 6 Philip and Mary [1558] as follows [here given in English]:

I give to Henry Leighe all my lands and tenements in Fleet street and Smithfield for the term of his life; after his death, the same to remain to Garrett Leighe and to the heirs of his body for ever.

By virtue of which said will, the said Henry Leigh immediately after the death of the said Robert Grace entered into the said premises and was thereof seised in his demesne as of free tenement for term of his life, the remainder thereof belonging to the said Garrett Leighe son of the said Henry and the heirs of his body for ever: which said Garrett died in the lifetime of the said Henry, having issue a certain Edward Leigh (named in the writ).

Long before the death of the said Edward Leigh King Henry 8 by his Letters Patent dated 23 September in the 34th year of his reign [1542] gave to John Nashe then one of the pages (pagettorum) of the chamber and to Alice then his wife, inter alia, all that messuage, with cellars, houses, &c., lying in the parish of St. Dunstan in the West in Fleete streete, viz., between the tenement of William Kyrbye on the west and the tenement of Robert Ducke on the east, then in the tenure of the said William Kyrby and late in that of John Bray, and sometime belonging to the late house or priory of the Carmelite brothers in the suburbs of London, lately dissolved. The said John Nashe died some years ago, and the said Alice survived him and afterwards married [blank] Garawey and still survives at Acton in co. Middlesex.

Afterwards King Henry 8 by Letters Patent dated 19 January in the 35th year of his reign [1544] gave inter alia to Thomas Brooke, citizen and merchant tailor of London, the reversion of the said messuage: to hold to him and his heirs for ever.

So seised, the said Thomas Brooke by deed dated 23 February, 35 Hen. 8 [1544] gave to the said Henry Leigh, grandfather of the said Edward Leigh (named in the writ) inter alia the reversion of the said messuage: to hold to the said Henry and to Isabella then his wife and to the heirs of the said Henry for ever: by virtue whereof the said Henry was thereof seised in his demesne as of fee in reversion after the death of the said Alice Garawey.

Before the death of the said Edward Leigh the said Henry Leigh was seised in his demesne as of fee of all that messuage with cellars, houses, &c., situate in the said parish of St. Dunstan in Fleete streete, viz., between the tenement of the said William Kirby on the west and the tenement of the said Robert Ducke on the east, formerly in the tenure of John Wisenden and afterwards in that of Elizabeth Chippingdall, formerly belonging to the House of the Carmelite brothers in the suburbs of London; also all that messuage with houses, shops, &c., lying in the said parish of St. Dunstan, late in the tenure of John Ouley, and afterwards divided into 3 small messuages then in the several tenures of the said Henry Leigh, John Burder and Roger Mellye: which said messuage in the tenure of the said Henry Leighe was known by the name of the Marigolde; and all that piece of land containing 7 feet to the said messuage adjoining, lying in the said street and parish, then in the tenure of the said Henry Leighe, and to the said late house of the Carmelite brothers sometime belonging: which said piece of land was then built upon and was parcel of the said 3 messuages: which said messuages and land the said Henry Leigh purchased to him and his heirs of the said Henry Brooke; 1 other house or messuage called le Flower de Luce, then in the tenure of John Harward and afterwards in that of Anthony Hickman lying in Fleete streete; divers other tenements in Fewter Lane in the parish of St. Dunstan in Fleete streete to the late monastery of St. Mary Overy in co. Surrey formerly belonging: which said house called le Flower de Luce the said Henry Leigh purchased to him and his heirs of Thomas Arundell, knight, and Henry Saunders.

So seised, the said Henry Leigh the grandfather made his will 6 April, 1568, as follows [here given in English]: I give all my lands, tenements, rents, &c., as well within the City of London and the suburbs thereof as elsewhere within the realm of England to Edward Leighe, son and heir of the said Gerard Leigh, for his life; after his decease, then to the first begotten son of the body of the said Edward and to the heirs male of his body; for default, to the 2nd to the 12th sons of the said Edward and to the heirs male of their several bodies; for default, then to Suzan, Elizabeth, Anne, Margaret and Alice Leigh, daughters of the said Gerard my son, and to the several heirs of their several bodies; for default, to the heirs general of the body of the said Edward; for default, to the right heirs of my cousin Henry Leighe, son of Robert Leigh late of Eastwick in co. Hertford and to their heirs for ever, provided always that Margery Nicholson, widow, shall have for her life after the death of Elizabeth my wife 1 tenement of the yearly rent of 20s., now in the tenure of William Blage lying in Fetter Lane in the said parish of St. Dunstans, paying yearly for the same 1 pepper corn.

So seised, the said Henry Leighe died 9 . . ., 10 Eliz., after whose death the said Edward entered into all the said premises and was thereof seised in his demesne as of freehold for the term of his life, with remainders as abovesaid.

The said Edward Leighe was likewise seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 stable in le White Friars in London.

Of whom the said messuage in Fleet street in the said parish of St. Brigitt late of the said Robert Grace is held the jurors know not: it is worth per ann., clear, 20. Of whom the messuage or inn called le Rose in West Smithfield is held the jurors know not: it is worth per ann., clear, 50s. All the said lands, messuages and tenements lying in the said parish of St. Dunstan in the West, in Fleet street, purchased of the said Thomas Brooke, are held of the Queen in chief by the service of the 100th part of a knight's fee, and are worth per ann., clear, £7. The messuage called le Flower de Luce and the said tenement assigned to the said Margery Nicholson lying in the said street and parish are held of the Queen in free burgage by fealty only and not in chief and are worth per ann., clear, £4 13s. 4d. Of whom the stable in le White Fryers is held the jurors know not: it is worth per ann., clear, 10s. 4d.

Edward Leigh died 12th June, 32 Eliz. [1590] without issue; Suzanna now the wife of John Nicolls, Anna now the wife of John Osborne, and Margaret Nixon, widow, relict of Robert Nixon, deceased are the sisters and next coheirs of the said Edward, the said Suzanna being aged 38 years and more, the said Anna 26 years and more and the said Margaret 28 years and more at the time of the death of the said Edward. Elizabeth Leighe, and Alice Leighe 2 of the daughters of the said Garrett Leighe died without issue in the lifetime of the said Edward.

Margery Robertes alias Nicholson still survives. Edward Bearblocke, citizen and goldsmith of London, entered into all the premises late of Robert Grace immediately after the death of the said Edward Leighe and took the issues thereof, but by what title the jurors know not.

John Nicholls in right of the said Suzanna, John Osbourne in right of the said Anne and Robert Nixon and Margaret his wife took the rents and profits of the residue of the premises from the death of the said Edward by virtue of the will of the said Henry Leighe.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 232, No. 78.