William Ingram, Baker.
Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 26 Oct., 41 Eliz. ,
before Stephen Soame, knight, escheator, after the death of
William Ingram of London, baker, by the oath of William Crowche,
Edward Pilsworth, Hugh Ingram, John Jennynges, Cuthbert Lee,
Andrew Feild, Michael Crowche, James Taylor, Henry Earsley,
Nicholas Askwith, Thomas Thomas, Richard Crayford, William
Abbott, Richard Gosson and Elias Parry, who say that
William Ingram was seised on the day that he died in his demesne
as of fee of 2 messuages in the parish of St. Katherine Christchurch
within Aldgate, which are held of the Queen in socage in chief by fealty
only, and are worth per ann., clear, £4.
William Ingram died 27 March last past in the said parish in the
ward of Algate without issue of his body; Elizabeth Trewman wife
of Richard Trewman and Susan Middleton wife of Thomas Middleton
are the sisters and next heirs of the said William Ingram and are both
aged 28 years and more.
Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 258, No. 49.
Thomas Bowes, gentleman.
Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 2 July, 41 Eliz. , before Jeremiah Bettenham, of Gray's Inn in co. Middlesex, esq.,
Clement Goldsmith, esq., William Necton, gent., feodary of the City of
London, and Simon Spatehurst, gent., deputy escheator, after the death
of Thomas Bowes, gent., by the oath of William Crowche, Edward
Pillesworthe, Hugh Ingram, John Jenninges, Robert Durant, Clement
Bucke, Peter Nixon, Cuthbert Lee, Andrew Feilde, Michael Crowche,
Henry Earsley, Richard Blinckerne, Richard Craiford, William Abbott,
Elias Parry, and Robert Spatchehurste, who say that
Thomas Bowes, long before his death was seised in his demesne as
of fee-tail, viz. to him and the heirs male of his body of the grant of
Martin Bowes, knight, as by the last will of the said Martin it more
fully appears, of 8 messuages situate in Lumberd street in the parish
of St. Mary Wolnoth in the City of London, now or late in the several
tenures of — Bernerd, John Atkinson, John Maninge, Thomas Clarke,
George Samuell, George Humble, — Dutton and Lazarus Garthes; 5
messuages, lying in Burchen Lane in the parish of St. Edmond the
King within the City of London, now or late in the several tenures of
Philip Curtise, John Crowley, William Croseley, Robert Goodwinhouse,
and Philip Tiballes; 1 messuage situate in the Old Change in the
parish of St. Augustine within the said parish, now or late in the
tenure of William Moorehall.
So seised, the said Thomas Bowes in consideration of a reasonable
jointure to be by him made for Bridget Bowes his wife by indenture
dated 20 August, 37 Eliz. , agreed with Christopher Burrow and
Richard Starlinge that before Christmas then next following they
should recover against him in the Court of Hustings all the said
messuages in Lumberd street and the tenement in Burchen Lane, to
the use of the said Thomas Bowes for his natural life; and after his
decease, to the use of the said Bridgett during her natural life, for her
jointure; and after her death to the use of the heirs male of the body
of the said Thomas with divers other uses to other persons; by virtue
whereof and by force of the Statute of Uses the said Thomas was seised
of the said premises in his demesne as of freehold, with remainders as
The messuages in the parish of St. Mary Wolnoth are held of the
Queen in chief by the service of the 20th part of a knight's fee, and are
worth per ann., clear, £12. The messuages in Burchen Lane and the
said messuage in the Old Change are held of the Queen in free burgage
by fealty only and not in chief, and are worth per ann., clear, £10.
Thomas Bowes died 26 November, 41 Eliz. , Thomas Bowes
is his son and next heir and was then aged 2 years and 3 months.
The said Bridget still survives.
Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 258, No. 67.