Inquisitions
1597

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E. A. Fry (editor)

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1908

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245-256

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'Inquisitions: 1597', Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the City of London: Part 3 (1908), pp. 245-256. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65904 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Peter Osborne, Esquire.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 6 April, 39 Eliz. [1597], before Henry Billingsley, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Peter Osborne, esq., by the oath of William Harvy, John Jennynges, Andrew Feilde, Robert Saunders, Peter Noxon, Henry Best, Richard Milles, Michael Crowche, George Holman, Henry Earsley, Humphrey Heoper, William Chambers, Richard Blinckhorne, Thomas Pulford and Nicholas Askwith, who say that

Long before the death of the said Peter Osborne one Edward Snowe of Hawnes in co. Bedford, gent., was seised in his demesne as of fee of all that house and site of the late monastery of Chicksand alias Chixsand alias Chicksandes in the said county, and of all the Church, belfrey and cemetery of the said late monastery, all the lordship and manor of Chickesond in the said county, and all the messuages, houses, meadows, woods, tithes, mills, waters, &c., &c., in Chicksand and Deane in the said county to the said monastery belonging; all that grange, farm and tenement called Hawnez graunge in the said county; all the rectory and Church of Hawnez in the said county; the advowson, gift and right of patronage of the said Church; and all the messuages, lands, mills, waters, &c., &c., in Hawnes to the said grange and monastery belonging; all that wood and land called Awferney Wood in the parish of Hawnes, to the said monastery of Chicksand belonging; and the reversion and remainder of all the said premises.

So seised, the said Edward Snow, by deed dated 17 May, 29 Eliz. (the licence of the said Queen first had and obtained), for divers considerations therein mentioned, granted all the said premises to the said Peter Osborne and to John Osborne, esq., his son, and their heirs for ever: by virtue whereof full possession and seisin of the said premises was delivered to the said John Osborne on the 20th day of May in the said 29th year.

Afterwards, viz., on the Morrow of Holy Trinity, 29 Eliz., a fine was levied of the said premises between the said Peter Osborne and John Osborne, plts., and the said Edward Snowe and Emma his wife and Richard Smyth, gent., and Mary his wife, deforciants, of the said premises, whereupon the said Edward and Emma and Richard and Mary acknowledged the said manor, site and tenements in Chicksand, Deane and Hawnes to be the right of the said Peter and the same remised to the said Peter and John and the heirs of the said Peter for ever: which said fine so levied was to the use of the said Peter and John Osborne and their heirs for ever, as by a certain indenture dated 20 May, 29 Eliz., more fully appears: by virtue of which said premisses the said Peter and John entered into the said premises, and were thereof seized in their demesne as of fee.

Afterwards, viz. on the 7th day of June, 34 Eliz. [1592], the said Peter Osborne died, and the said John was solely seised of the said premises in his demesne as of fee.

The said Peter Osborne and a certain Richard Josua of Maldon in co. Essex, gent., were seised in their demesne as of fee of the manor of Southfambridge in co. Essex, and of the advowson, gift and right of patronage of the Rectory and Church of Southfambridge; and being so seised, the said Richard by deed dated at Maldon, 11 February, 3 Eliz. [1561], granted, released and quitclaimed to the said Peter Osborne and his heirs all his right, title and interest in the said manor and advowson, by pretext whereof the said Peter was thereof seised in his demesne as of fee.

The said Peter long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of all those tenements situate in Westcheape in the parishes of St. Mary Colchurch and St. Martin in Iremonger Lane, London, one whereof was late in the occupation of John Blackman and is now in the tenure of Robert Cutte, another was late in the occupation of Thomas Muffett and is now in that of William Lynacre, and another was late in the occupation of Cuthbert Beeston and is now in the tenure of Thomas Bacon; also of the reversion and remainder of the manor of Lachingdon Barnes alias Purley Barnes in the said county of Essex after the death of John Latham, gent., who still survives, and for default of issue male of the body of the said John Latham lawfully begotten.

So seised, the said Peter made a certain indenture of 7 parts, dated 4 July, 30 Eliz. [1588], between himself of the first part; Hugh Broughton of London, preacher, William Fowler of Harnedge Graunge in co. Salop, esq., Richard Fowler, son and heir apparent of the said William Fowler, Francis Blythe, Ambrose Rowse, esqrs., and John Astell of Grays Inn, gent., of the 2nd part; John Osborne, gent., son and heir apparent of the said Peter, of the 3rd part; Christopher Osborne, 2nd son of the said Peter, of the 4th part; Henry Osborne, 3rd son of the said Peter, of the 5th part; Richard Osborne, another of the sons of the said Peter, of the 6th part, and Thomas Osborne, another of the sons of the said Peter, of the 7th part, witnessing that in consideration of the marriage already solemnised between the said Peter Osborne and Anne now his wife, and for part of a convenient jointure to be assured to the said Anne for her natural life, if she overlive the said Peter, and for the better advancement in living of the said Christopher, Henry, Richard, and Thomas Osborne, younger sons of the said Peter, and of the heirs of their bodies, it is covenanted and agreed to between the said parties as follows: the said Peter for him and his heirs promises the said Hugh Broughton, William Fowler and others that immediately after the ensealing hereof he will stand seised of the manor of Southfambridge and of the advowson, presentation and right of patronage of the Rectory and Church of Southfambridge, and of all the messuages, houses, mills, barns, orchards, tithes, lands, meadows, woods, rents, &c., situate growing or coming in the town, parish, fields or hamlets of Southfambridge, and also of all those tenements lying in Westcheape in the parish of St. Mary Colchurch and St. Martin in Iremonger Lane, and of all shops, cellars, sollars, warehouses, chambers, windows, lights, courts, &c., to the said 3 houses belonging; and of the reversion, remainder and inheritance of the manor of Lachingdon Barnes in co. Essex: of which said manor of Lachingdon Barnes alias Purley Barnes the said Peter Osborne stands seised in fee simple in reversion or remainder now expectant upon certain uses, estates or limitations mentioned in a pair of indentures tripartite dated 10 January, 15 Eliz. [1573], made between John Latham of Sandon in co. Essex, gent., of the 1st part, the said Peter Osborne of the 2nd part, and Sir Thomas Wrothe of Enfield in co. Middlesex, knight, and Robert Creswell of London, esq., of the 3rd part; and of all other the messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments of the said Peter Osborne in the parishes of Lachingdon and Purley, to the uses following, viz., of the said manor of Southfambridge and all other the premises there, to the use of the said Peter and the said Anne his wife for their natural lives, and the life of the longer liver of them, without impeachment of waste; and after their several deceases, then of one 4th part of the said manor and premises, to the use of the said Christopher Osborne and of the heirs of his body lawfully begotten; and for default, to the use of the said Henry, Richard and Thomas Osborne and of the heirs of their bodies: and of one other 4th part of the said manor and premises, to the use of the said Henry Osborne and the heirs of his body; and for default, to the use of the said Christopher, Richard and Thomas Osborne and of the heirs of their bodies: and of 1 other 4th part of the said premises, to the use of the said Richard Osborne and the heirs of his body; and for default to the use of the said Christopher, Henry and Thomas Osborne and the heirs of their bodies: and of one other 4th part of the said manor and premises, to the use of the said Thomas Osborne and the heirs of his body; and for default to the use of the said Christopher, Henry and Richard Osborne and the heirs of their bodies; and for default, to the use of the right heirs of the said Peter Osborne for ever. And of the said 3 houses in London, to the use of the said Peter Osborne during his natural life; and after his decease, to the use of John Osborne, son and heir apparent of the said Peter, and of the heirs of the said John for ever. And of the reversion and inheritance of the said manor of Lachingdon Barnes and of all other the messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments of the said Peter in Lachingdon and Purley, to the use of the said Peter for his natural life; and after his decease, to the use of the said John Osborne and his heirs for ever; provided nevertheless that it may be lawful for the said Peter at any time at his pleasure by one or more writings to alter, determine, diminish or enlarge any uses, limitations or intents herein comprised.

After the decease of the said Peter, the said Anne Osborne entered into the said manor of Southfambridge and is still thereof seised in her demesne as of free tenement, the remainder thereof as above.

Long before his death, the said Peter Osborne was seised in his demesne as of fee of all that messuage called le White Harte situate in Westcheape in the parish of St. Mary Colchurch in London, now or late in the tenure of Annabell Baye, widow; and so seised, the said Peter and Anne his wife by deed dated 4 July, 30 Eliz. [1588], enfeoffed thereof Hugh Broughton of London, preacher, William Fowler of Harnedge Graunge in co. Salop, esq., Richard Fowler, son and heir apparent of the said William, Francis Blyth, esq., Ambrose Rowse, esq., and John Astell of Greys Inn, gent., and their heirs for ever: to hold to them and their heirs for ever to the use of the said Peter Osborne during his natural life; and after his decease, to the use of John Osborne, son and heir apparent of the said Peter, and his heirs for ever, as by the said deed acknowledged before William Fleetwood, esq., serjeant-at-law, and Recorder of the City of London and Henry Prannell one of the Aldermen of the said City on the 19th day of July, 30 Eliz. [1588], and enrolled in the Hustings of the pleas of land held in the Guildhall, London, on Monday next after the feast of St. Mildred the Virgin in the said 30th year, more fully appears.

The house and site of the said late monastery of Chicksande and the said lordship and manor of Chicksand in co. Bedford are held of the Queen in chief by the service of the 20th part of a knight's fee and by the yearly rent of £4 10s. 1d., and are worth per ann., clear, £45 0s. 10d. The grange or farm and tenement called Hawnes Grange in the said county are held of the Queen in chief by the service of the 40th part of a knight's fee, and by the yearly rent of 20s. 5¾d., and is worth per ann., clear, £8 16s. 6¼d. The said rectory of Hawnes in the said county is held of the Queen in chief by the service of the [blank] part of a knight's fee, and is worth per ann., clear, £4 17s. 10d. The said wood called Awferney Wood in Hawnes is held of the Queen by fealty only, and is worth per ann., clear, 10s.

The manor of Southfambridge and the advowson of the rectory and Church of the same in co. Essex is held of the Queen in chief by the service of the [blank] part of a knight's fee, and are worth per ann., clear, £8.

The 3 tenements in Westcheap are held in free burgage of the City of London, and are worth per ann., clear, £6. The manor of Lachingdon Barnes, alias Purley Barnes in co. Essex, is held of the said Christopher Osborne as of his manor of Northfambridge by the yearly rent of 12s. and suit at court, and is worth per ann., when it shall happen, 33s. 4d. The said messuage called le White Harte in Westcheap, London, is held of the Queen in chief by the [blank] part of a knight's fee, and is worth per ann., clear, 66s. 8d.

The said Peter Osborne died 7 Iune, 34 Eliz. [1592]; John Osborne, esq., is his son and heir, and was then aged 38 years.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 249, No. 59.

Stephen Porter, citizen and grocer.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 9 April, 39 Eliz. [1597], before Henry Billingsley, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Stephen Porter, citizen and grocer of London, by the oath of William Harvy, William Crowche, Edward Osborne, Thomas Jennynges, Andrew Feilde, Cuthbert Lee, Robert Sawnders, Peter Noxton, Christopher Askwith, Henry Best, Richard Milles, Michael Crowche, George Holman, Henry Earsley, Richard Blinckhorne, Nicholas Askwith and Thomas Pulforde, who say that

Stephen Porter long before and at the time of his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of the reversion of 1 messuage and of 1 garden thereto belonging in the parish of St. Sepulchre in the tenure of Jane Baesh, widow; the reversion of one other mesuage in the said parish, formerly in the tenure of John Hipworth, gent., and now or late in that of the said Jane Baesh; the reversion of one other messuage in the said parish now in the tenure of John Powell, yeoman; the reversion of one other messuage lying in the said parish, now in the tenure of Lancelot Browne, M.D.; the reversion of one other messuage in the said parish, now in the tenure of William Kingesfeilde, freemason; the reversion of 1 tenement in the said parish, now in the occupation of Matthew Lowe, gent.; all which said premises the said Jane Baesh holds for the term of her life; which said Jane still survives.

The said Stephen was likewise seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage situate at le Pye Corner in the said parish of St. Sepulchre without Newgate in the suburbs of London, now in the tenure of Nicholas Stywarde, Doctor of Laws; 1 messuage, being a corner house lying in the parish of St. Lawrence Powntney, London, now in the occupation of Francis Lathbury; 3 messuages being in the said parish of St. Lawrence Powntney, formerly in the several tenures of Gartrude Bartholmewe and Elizabeth Whitmore, widow, and now in those of William Lardge, William Massam and Anthony Morgan; 8 messuages and 4 gardens lying in the street called Grub Street in the parish of St. Giles without Criplegate, London, now in the several tenures of John Clarke, John Clyfford, — Parkins, Christopher Jeninges, — Fearaxe, and Widow Skelton; 1 messuage situate in a certain lane called Foster Lane in the parish of St. Michael at le Quearne, London, now in the tenure of Francis Edwardes, goldsmith; 1 old house, called an "old Backe rome or Backhouse," to the said messuage adjoining in the said parish of St. Michael, now in the tenure of the said Stephen Porter at the time of his death; 1 messuage and 2 a. of arable land lying in the parish of Berkinge in co. Essex, now in the tenure of John Streaton; 1 messuage newly built with 2 crofts of arable land containing 4 a. of land, lying on the west side of Galestreate in the said parish of Berkinge, now in the tenure of — Gibbes; 2 messuages, formerly 1 messuage, in the said parish of Berkinge, now in the occupations of George Everis and William Emerye; 2 a. of arable land lying in Ripledowne in the parish of Daggenham in co. Essex, now in the tenure of Henry Clarke; 1 croft of arable land called Holeffeild, containing 3 a. of land, formerly parcel of the land called Hedgmans yarde and late Nattockes, being in the said parish of Daggenham now in the tenure of —; 1 a. of arable land lying in East Downe or West Downe called Shirelande in the said parish of Barkinge, now in the tenure of the said Henry Clerke; 1 a. of marsh land lying in Riple Marshe in the said parish of Barkinge, now in the tenure of William Stevens; divers parcels of arable land, containing 10 a. of land at Parselowes lane end, in the said parish of Barkinge now in the occupation of the said William Stevens; 1 parcel of marsh land called Sande Creeke, containing 10 a. of land, lying in Daggenham Marsh in the said parish of Daggenham, now in the tenure of the said William Stephens; 2 a. of marsh land lying in the common marsh of Daggenham in the said parish of Daggenham in the occupation of —; 1 parcel of wood land called Bushe grove lying in the said parish of Barkinge, containing — acres of land, now in the tenure of —, lately purchased by the said Stephen Porter of William Nutbrowne, gent.; and 1 messuage situate in Haselinge Feilde in co. Cambridge, now in the tenure of Susan Porter, widow.

So seised, the said Stephen Porter made his will the 5th day of February, 1596, as follows: I give to Thomas Porter my son and his heirs for ever the reversions immediately after the death of Mrs. Jane Baeshe, widow, of all those messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments which I lately bought of Ralph Baeshe, esq., lying in the parish of St. Sepulchres without Newgate in London, except the capital messuage there now in the tenure of "Mr. Doctor Styward Esquire Doctor of lawe". I also give to the said Thomas and his heirs for ever all other my messuages, lands, &c., in the parishes of — and St. Giles without Creplegate, London. All other my messuages, lands, &c., as well freehold as copyhold, not before bequeathed, lying in the parishes of Barkinge and Daggenham in co. Essex I leave to descend to Stephen Porter my son and heir by course of inheritance, provided always that if the said Stephen or his heirs shall at any time hereafter claim the said messuages and lands hereby given to my said son Thomas and shall sue him (Thomas) for the same then I give to the said Thomas all my messuages and lands lying in the parish of St. Michael att Quearne in London which I lately purchased to me and my heirs for ever of Richard Foster and Thomas Barnes, gentlemen, and all that parcel of Marsh land called Sand Creekes, lying in the said parish of Daggenham, now in the occupation of William Stevens. I give to my mother Susan Porter an annuity of £10 issuing out of all my lands within this realm of England during all the term of her natural life.

To my sister Francis Corbet now the wife of "Mr. Dr. Corbet, D.D., an annuity of £10, issuing out of all my said lands, immediately after the decease of the said Dr. Corbet during her natural life.

Afterwards, viz., on the 10th day of February, in the said 39th year, the said Stephen Porter made a codicil in these words: Whereas I by my last will have given to my son Thomas Porter and his heirs for ever all my messuages and lands in a parish which is not set down certainly: I now for the more perfect declaration of my mind touching the same, give to him and his heirs all my messuages and lands in the parish of St. Lawrence Powntney in London, which are the premises I meant him to have.

Both the said Suzan Porter and Frances Corbet are still alive.

The said messuage at Pye Corner in the parish of St. Sepulchre without Newgate 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, £6. The said messuage and garden in the parish of St. Sepulchre in the occupation of Jane Baeshe, widow, are held of the Queen in free burgage of the City of London, and are worth per ann., clear, when it shall happen after the death of the said Jane, 20s. The tenement in the said parish in the tenure of the said Jane is held of the Queen in free burgage of the City of London, and is worth per ann., clear, after the death of the said Jane, 20s. The messuage in the said parish in the tenure of John Pouell, yeoman, is held of the Queen in free burgage of the City of London, and is worth per ann., clear, after the death of the said Jane Baeshe, 20s. The tenement in the said parish in the tenure of Lancelot Browne, M.D., is held of the Queen in like manner, and is worth per ann., clear, after the death of the said Jane, £4. The messuage in the said parish in the tenure of William Kingesfeilde is held of the Queen in like manner, and is worth per ann., clear, after the death of the said Jane, 13s. 4d. The tenement in the said parish in the tenure of Matthew Lowe is held of the Queen as of her manor of East Greenwich by fealty only, in free socage and not in chief, and is worth per ann., clear, after the death of the said Jane, 40s. The messuage called a corner house lying in the parish of St. Lawrence Pountney, now in the tenure of Francis Lathburye, is held of the Queen in free burgage and common socage by fealty only, and is worth per ann., clear, 40s. The 3 messuages in the said parish are held of the Queen in free burgage and common socage, and are worth per ann., clear, £3. The 8 messuages and 4 gardens lying in Grubstreet in the parish of St. Giles without Criplegate are held of the Queen as of her manor of East Greenwich in co. Kent by fealty only in free and common socage and not in chief, and are worth per ann., clear, 40s. Of whom the said mes suage situate in Foster lane in the parish of St. Michael at le Quearne is held the jurors know not: it is worth per ann., clear, 40s. Of whom the old room called the olde Backe room or Backhouse in the said parish of St. Michael is held is not known: it is worth per ann., clear, 6s. 8d. The messuage and 2 a. of arable land in the parish of Barkinge in co. Essex are held of the Queen as of her manor of Barkinge by fealty, suit at court and rent, and are worth per ann., clear, 10s. The messuage newly built with 2 crofts of arable land being on the west side of Gale street in Barkinge are held of the Queen as of her manor of Barkinge by fealty, suit at court and rent, and are worth per ann., clear, 20s. The 2 messuages formerly 1 messuage, in the said parish of Barkinge are held of the Queen as of her said manor of Barkinge by fealty, suit at court and rent, and are worth per ann., clear, 10s. The 2 a. of arable land lying in Ripledowne in the parish of Daggenham in co. Essex are held of the Queen as of her said manor of Barkinge by fealty, suit at court and rent and are worth per ann., clear, 3s. The croft of arable land called Holeffeild is held of the Queen as of her said manor of Barkinge by fealty, suit at court and rent, and is worth per ann., clear, 3s. The one acre of arable land lying in East or West Downe called Shireland in Barkinge is held of the Queen as of her said manor of Barkinge by fealty, suit at court and rent, and is worth per ann., clear, 12d. The one acre of marsh lying in Riplemarsh in Barkinge is held of the Queen as of her said manor by fealty, suit at court and rent, and is worth per ann., clear, 3s. The divers parcels of arable land lying at Parselowes Lane in Barkinge are held of the Queen as of her said manor by fealty, suit at court and rent, and are worth per ann., clear, 10s. The parcel of marsh-land called Sand Creeke in Daggenham Marsh in the said parish of Daggenham is held of the Queen as of her said manor by fealty, suit at court and rent, and is worth per ann., clear, 10s. The 2 a. of marsh lying in the Riple Marsh of Daggenham are held of the Queen as of her said manor, by fealty, suit at court and rent, and are worth per ann., clear, 5s. The parcel of wood-land called Bushe grove in Barkinge is held of the Queen as of her said manor by fealty, suit at court and rent and is worth per ann., clear, 6s. Of whom the messuage in Haselinge Field in the parish of — in co. Cambridge is held the jurors know not: it is worth per ann., clear, 10s.

Stephen Porter died 22 February last past; the said Stephen Porter is his son and next heir and was then aged 15 years and 6 months.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 249, No. 55.

Cornelius Godfrey.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 26 February, 39 Eliz. [1597], before Henry Billingsley, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Cornelius Godfrey, by the oath of William Harvie, William Crowche, John Jennynges, Edward Pillesworthe, Robert Durante, Robert Sawnders, Christopher Askwithe, William Chambers, Richard Milles, Henry Best, James Tailor, Edward Catcher, Henry Earsley, James Felles, Richard Blinckorne and Thomas Pulforde, who say that

Cornelius Godfrey long before and on the day of his death was seised of all that corner house, capital messuage, tenement, hospice (inn = hospitio) or brew-house called le George, situate in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldersgate, London, and all other messuages, houses, cottages, yards, gardens, orchards, springs (wells = fontibus) of water, water-courses, lights, easements, profits, &c., thereto belonging lying in the said parish, in the tenures of William Kenyan, John Shawcrosse, John Barnesley and Michael —.

The said capital messuage and all other the premises are held in free burgage of the City of London, and are worth per ann., clear, £7.

Cornelius Godfrey died 2 November, 35 Eliz. [1593]; Cornelius Godfrey is his son and next heir, and is now aged 30 years and more.

John Taylor.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 22 April, 39 Eliz. [1597], before Henry Billingesley, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of John Taylor, by the oath of William Harvye, William Crowch, John Jenninges, Robert Durant, Andrew Feild, Cuthbert Lee, Richard Kirbye, Christopher Askwith, Michael Crowche, Edward Katcher, Henry Earsley, Humphrey Hooper, Richard Blinckarne, Thomas Pulford and Nicholas Askwith, who say that

John Taylor and Constance his wife long before and on the day of his death were seised in their demesne as of free tenement for the terms of their lives and of the longest liver of them, the reversion thereof belonging to the said John and his heirs, of 1 messuage lying in the lane called Abchurche Lane in the City of London, now in the tenure of John Cooper; 2 other messuages situate in the parish of St. Katherine Colman in the said City, now in the tenure of Joan Harryson, widow; 1 other messuage within the said parish of St. Katherine Colman, now or late in the occupation of Thomas Haydon; 1 other messuage within the said parish, now in the tenure of George Bassett; 1 other messuage within the said parish now or late in the occupation of — Carewe, widow; 1 other messuage in the said parish now in the tenure of Thomas Weste; 1 stable in the said parish, now in the tenure of Richard Gawyn; and 2 gardens within the said parish of St. Katherine Colman, now in the several tenures of Richard Jackson and Robert Flecton.

The said John Taylor was likewise seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 brewhouse called Le three Kynges lying in Eastsmithfield in co. Middlesex, between the little bank called "the litle wharfe" belonging to a certain messuage called the "Redd Lyon" wherein Nicholas Longe lately dwelt and the messuage called "Le Katherine Wheele" in the which Anthony Douffield now dwells or lately dwelt, with all the bank and wharf to the said messuage called "Le three Kinges" belonging; 1 messuage called a Garnerhouse adjoining the said messuage called "Le Katherine Wheele" in Eastsmithfield, now or late in the tenure of the said Anthony Duffield; 1 messuage called Le Stonehouse, and 1 curtilage and 1 garden, lying opposite the brewhouse called "Le three Kinges"; 4 a. of marsh being in the great marsh called Wappinge marshe in the parish of St. Mary Mattfellon alias Whitechapple in co. Middlesex: which said messuages called Le three Kinges, Le Stonehouse, the curtilage, garden and 4 a. of marsh are now in the tenure of Agnes Wood, widow.

The said messuage in Abchurch Lane 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, £5. The 6 messuages, 1 stable and 2 gardens in the parish of St. Katherine Colman are held of the Queen in free burgage as the whole of the City of London is held, and are worth per ann., clear, £6. The brewhouse called the Three Kings, the messuage called the Garnerhouse, the messuage called the Stonehouse and the said curtilage and garden in Eastsmithfield are held of the Queen in chief by the service of the 100th part of a knight's fee, and by the rent of 2s. 9d., viz., the said brewhouse and the Garnerhouse by the rent of 21d., and the Stonehouse, curtilage and garden by the rent of 12d., and are worth per ann., clear, £22 13s. 4d. Of whom the said 4 a. of marsh in Wappinge Marsh are held the jurors know not: they are worth per ann., clear, 26s. 8d.

John Taylor died within the parish of St. Michael in Cornhill in the City of London on the 4th day of this instant month of April now last past; Robert Taylor is his son and next heir, and was then aged 17 years, 10 months and 8 days.

The said Constance, late the wife of the said John Taylor, still survives within the said parish of St. Michael in Cornhill.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 251, No. 100.



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