Inquisitions
1601

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E. A. Fry (editor)

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1908

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279-311

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'Inquisitions: 1601', Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the City of London: Part 3 (1908), pp. 279-311. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65908 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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Roger Bragge, Gentleman.

Inquisition taken 22 December, 44 Eliz. [1601], before John Garrard, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Roger Bragge late of the City of London, gent., by the oath of William Crowche, Peter Noxon, Cuthbert Lee, Andrew Feilde, Edward Catcher, Michael Crowche, Richard Crafford, Elias Parry, Humphrey Hooper, Henry Earsley, Alexander Ashhurste, Hugh Sharratt, Martin Lumley, William Alott and John Jennynges, who say that

Roger Bragge long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage and 2 courts thereto belonging [no parish given]; 1 messuage, late 2 stables, situate in the parish of St. Bride alias St. Bridget in or near Fleetestreete in the suburbs of the City of London in the tenure of Henry Jones; 1 messuage and 1 sollar in Fleetestreete in the said parish in the tenure of William Saye: all of which Edmund Bragge, deceased, father of the said Roger purchased to him and his heirs of Robert Freake, esq., deceased, and are now of the clear yearly value of £8, and are held of the Queen as of her manor of East Greenwich in co. Kent by fealty only in free socage and not in chief; 1 other messuage in Fleetestreete in the parish of St. Martin within Ludgate, London, called the Floure de Luce in the several tenures of James Crewes and Kellam Collins; 1 other messuage in Fleetestreete in the said parish of St. Martin in the tenure of Kegell Mathew; 1 other messuage in Fleetestreete in the said parish of St. Bride in the tenure of the said Roger Bragge on the day of his death; 2 other messuages in the said parish of St. Bride on the south part of the said messuage last mentioned; 1 other messuage in the said parish of St. Bride in the tenure of George Onslow; 1 other messuage in the said parish in the tenure of John Crosse; 1 other messuage there in the tenure of Thomasine Cozen: which said premises are of the clear yearly value of £10, and are held of the Queen in free burgage of the said City; 1 garden in the said parish of St. Bride and 1 messuage situate in the said garden in the tenure of Henry Jones: which said garden and messuage are of the clear yearly value of 10s., and are held of the Queen by fealty in free and common socage and not in chief.

So seised, the said Roger Bragge made his will the first day of November, 41 Eliz. [1599] as follows:

I Roger Bragge of London, gentleman, considering "the frayltie of man and howe necessarye it is for everye Christian to be in continuall redines for death whensoever the good pleasure of god shall be to call him," &c. My body to be buried (if I happen to die in London) in the parish church of St. Brides near Fleetstreet, as near to the place there where the body of Edmond Bragg my late father and the bodies of 4 of my children lie buried as conveniently may be.

I will that Joan my wife shall have the use of my own dwelling house in London wherein my said late father last dwelt so long as she remains sole and unmarried, she paying the yearly rent of 40s. to the Queen for the same.

Whereas there is an annuity of £50 issuing out of all my lands and tenements in the parishes of St. Bridget alias St. Bride and St. Martin, London, to my mother Elizabeth Hill, widow, during her natural life: I will that the rents and profits of my 3 messuages in the said parish of St. Bride, now in the several tenures of George Onslowe, John Crosse and Thomazine Cozen, widow, and my 2 tenements lying near St. Bride's churchyard, sometime in the several occupations of Richard Fytchett and Roger Barker, and my 2 messuages in the said parish now or late in the several tenures of Henry Jones and William Saye shall be employed towards the payment of the said annuity, and that the residue of my said lands and tenements in the said parishes shall not be charged therewith; and therefore I hereby appoint that Edmond Bragge my eldest son shall during the life of my said mother take the rents and profits of the 7 messuages, except £420 or so much thereof as shall be unpaid at the time of my decease due to me in the name of a fine or "incombe" for the said messuage in the tenure of the said Thomasine Cozen, by force of an indenture of lease dated 12 June, 34 Eliz., for the natural life of my said Mother Elizabeth Hill, to the intent that he shall with the said rents pay the said annuity to my said mother, at such time and place and in such manner and form as in an indenture tripartite dated 14 February, 28 Eliz. [1586], made between the said Elizabeth Hill by the name of Elizabeth Bragge, widow, of the one part, and me the said Roger Bragge, of the second part, and Edward Bragge my late brother of the 3rd part are limited and appointed, and retain the surplusage and overplus of the said rents to his own use.

I give all my freehold lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever lying in the parish of Great Burstead in co. Essex, and my 2 messuages situate in Fleetestreete in the said parish of St. Brides late in the tenures of the said Henry Jones and William Saye, to my said son Edmond and the heirs of his body; for default, to Thomas Bragge my second son and the heirs of his body; for default, to Roger Bragge my 3rd son and the heirs of his body; for default, to Benjamin Bragge my 4th son and the heirs of his body; for default, to George Bragge my 5th son and the heirs of his body; for default, to Richard Bragge my 6th son and the heirs of his body; for default, to my 4 daughters Anne, Katherine, Elizabeth and Joane Bragge and the heirs of their bodies; and for default, to my right heirs for ever. Provided always that if my said son Edmond after he shall accomplish the age of 21 shall not pay the said annuity to my said mother, that then the estate by me given to him shall cease and determine, and the said 2 messuages shall remain to my said son Thomas and the heirs of his body.

I give my 2 tenements in the parish of St. Martins, the one called the "Flower de Luce" now in the tenure of James Crewse and Kellon Collins, and the other in the occupation of Kegill Mathewe, to my said son Thomas and the heirs of his body; for default, then successively to my said sons and daughters above mentioned and their heirs, and my right heirs for ever.

I bequeath my now dwelling house in Fleetstreet wherein my said late father dwelt, except 2 little rooms now used as parcel thereof, the one serving for a little hall and the other for a buttery, situate under the kitchens of my said 2 tenements now in the several tenures of the said George Onslowe and John Crosse, also my 2 messuages on the south side of my now dwelling house near St. Bride's churchyard sometime in the several tenures of Richard Fitchett and Roger Barker, haberdashers, to my said son Roger and the heirs of his body; for default, then successively to my said sons and daughters and my right heirs for ever.

I give my said 2 messuages in Fleet Street now in the several tenures of the said George Onslowe and John Crosse and the chamber now used as part thereof in the occupation of the said Thomasine Cozen situate on the south side of the said 2 messuages, and in times past thereto belonging, and the said 2 little rooms now used as parcel for my said dwelling house, to my said son Benjamin and the heirs of his body, with remainders as above.

I give all my messuage in Fleetstreet in the tenure of the said Thomazine Cozen, except the said chamber above granted, to my said son George and the heirs of his body, with remainders as above.

I also give to my said son Roger all the sums of money payable to me by the said Thomazine Cozen in the name of a fine for the lease of the messuage now in her tenure.

All my lands and tenements in Gyngmountney alias Mountneasinge in co. Essex I give to my said son Richard and the heirs of his body, with remainders as above.

Long before the death of the said Roger Bragge, the said Edmund Bragge his father was seised in his demesne as of fee of 15 messuages and 2 other messuages late being 1 stable situate in a certain lane called Shoe lane in the said parish of St Bride, now in the several tenures of William Stannard, Henry Holbroke, Robert Drake, William Nelson, Alice Gaughe, Thomas Atkins, James Harblett, Margaret Darley, Edward Marten, Roger Chorne, Edward Bryan and Richard Crowche: which said messuages are of the clear yearly value of £13 and are held of the Queen by fealty only in free and common socage and not in chief; also of 2 gardens formerly 1 garden and sometime 4 gardens situate near Shoe lane now in the several tenures of the said Roger Bragge and Giles Longe: which said gardens are of the clear yearly value of 10s. and are held of the Queen in free burgage of the City of London.

So seised, the said Edmund on the last day of April, 21 Eliz. [1579] enfeoffed thereof Paul Pope and Thomas Pope, to the use of himself for the term of his life; and after his decease, to the use of the said Roger Bragge and Joan, afterwards and at the time of the death of the said Joan the wife of the said Roger, and the heirs of the body of the said Roger by the said Joan; for default, to the use of the said Roger and the heirs of his body; for default, to the use of Edward Bragge 2nd son of the said Edmund and the heirs of his body; for default, to the use of the said Edmund Bragge and the heirs of his body; for default, to the use of Susan Fitchett, daughter of Walter Fitchett and the heirs of her body; and for default to the use of the said Edmund Bragge and his heirs for ever: by virtue whereof and by force of the Statute of Uses the said Edmund was thereof seised, with remainder and reversion as above: after his death, the said Roger and Joan entered into the said premises and were thereof seised in their demesne, viz., the said Roger in his demesne as of fee tail to him and the heirs of his body by the said Joan, and the said Joan in her demesne as of free tenement for the term of her life, with remainder as above.

Roger Bragge died 11 November last past; Edmund Bragge is his son and next heir and on the 19th day of September last past was aged 18 years and not more.

The said Joan survived the said Roger and is still living in the said parish of St. Bride in the ward of Farringdon Without.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 268, No. 152.

John Poulett, Marquis of Winchester.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 20 June, 19 Eliz. [1577], before John Rougley (?), knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of John Poulett, knight, Earl of Wiltshire, and Marquis of Winchester, by the oath of John Haddon, Robert Dyckenson, John Harrison, John Keblewhite, Robert Langewith, George Gynne, Thomas Russell, Thomas Hackett, Thomas Langham, William Povey, John . . ., William Layer, John Welde, John Ricardes and Edward Owyn, who say that

King Henry the 8th, father of the Queen that now is, was seised of the site, house and precinct of the late monastery or Priory formerly of the Augustine Friars within the said City of London formerly dissolved, and all the sollars, houses, structures, gardens, stables and waste grounds within the said site; and so seised, by Letters Patent dated 22 April in the 31st year of his reign, granted to William Poulett, late of the Order of the Garter, knight, Earl of Wiltshire and Marquis of Winchester, late High Treasurer of England, deceased, by the name of his most dear councillor Sir William Poulett, knight, Lord St. John, inter alia, all that large messuage by the said Lord St. John then lately built situate within the precinct and walls of the said late priory, and all the houses, buildings, curtilages, gardens and waste lands to the said messuage adjoining, then in the tenure of the said Lord St. John, to the said late priory then belonging; and 1 yearly rent of 40s. issuing out of the said large messuage: to hold to the said late Marquis and his heirs for ever.

And the said late King being seised of the residue of the said site by Letters Patent dated 26 July in the 32nd year of his reign granted to Thomas Wriothesley, knight, then one of his secretaries, all that large mansion or messuage then late in the tenure of Richard Riche, knight, lying within the close, circuit and walls of the said house late of the said Augustine Friars; 1 messuage, 1 hall, 1 bakehouse, 1 stable and 2 gardens and all other the houses, buildings, land and soil to the said large house next adjacent, then late in the tenure of the said Richard Riche. By the same Letters Patent the said King granted to the said Thomas all that messuage and the garden thereto adjacent in the which William Sherlond then dwelt situate next the messuage of the said Richard Riche, and all those rooms and houses then in the tenure of Richard Duke situate next to the said house and building of the said late King then late in the tenure of the said Richard Riche; and 1 enclosure and all that land, soil and building called le Cloister next adjoining the said messuage, late in the tenure of the said Richard Riche, and all the houses upon and about the said cloister and nearly adjoining it; and all the kitchen of the said Friars situate next the said cloister on the east part thereof; and 1 curtilage and well in the said enclosure lying between the said cloister and the said tenement then in the tenure of the said William Shurlande; the house then situate on the south part of the said curtilage; and all the messuages, hall, bakehouse, houses, kitchen, lands, soil, garden, &c., then being within the close, circuit and walls of the said house of the said Augustine Friars which late were of Thomas Earl of Essex attainted of high treason: to hold to the said Thomas Wriothesley and his heirs for ever. By virtue whereof the said Thomas Wriothesley was seised of the said premises in his demesne as of fee, and so seised he having first obtained licence from the King enfeoffed thereof the said William, Marquis of Winchester: to hold to him and his heirs for ever.

The said late King being seised of the residue of the said late site by other Letters Patent dated 3 March, in the 33rd year of his reign gave to the said William Marquis of Winchester all that messuage and tenement then or late in the tenure of Thomas Poulett, and formerly in that of Marcellus de la More; situate within the close and walls of the said site, and all the cellars, sollars and buildings thereto belonging; 1 small garden then enclosed with palings next to the said messuage; and all that large garden to the said messuage adjacent, then or heretofore in the tenure of the said Thomas Poulett and formerly in that of the said Marcellus de la More and John Parnell of London, draper: to hold to the said late Marquis and his heirs for ever.

And the said late King being seised of the residue of the said site, by Letters Patent dated 25 November in the 38th year of his reign granted to Lawrence Harwarde and Stephen Tenante all that site, circuit and precinct of the late house of the said Augustine Friars, then or late in the tenure and demise of Richard Morison, and all the walls enclosing the said site, and all the houses, &c., underwritten lying within the said site, viz., all that room called the Priors chamber then late of Doctor Bowlande, and a garden adjoining on the south part of the choir there, from the chapel of St. John the Baptist up to the "backegate on the streteside," and late belonging to the demise of — Howell, all that large chapter house then being in the principal cloister, and the small chapter house adjoining the choir there; all that part of the dormitory above the said choir called "Callys" alias "and hostery," 2 vestries one whereof lies under and the other over the chapel called the Dukes Chappie and then thereto annexed, with 1 curtilage thereto adjoining and other appurtenances lying within the precinct of the said late House, the messuage and the cellars, sollars and a curtilage thereto adjoining, then or late in the tenure of Thomas Geffrey and Agnes his wife; all that room called Bachilers Geffreyes chamber, then or late in the occupation of Robert Roughe, and free entry, exit, ingress and egress in and to all the said premises: all which said messuages, rooms, &c., were then let together to the said Richard Morison and belonged to the said House; also all the principal cloister within the said House, and all that piece of land lying within the said principal cloister and the dormitory built over the said cloister on the west side; and all that waste plot of land situate between the Church of the said late House and a house of Lord St. John called Staplehall containing in length 126 feet and in breadth between the dormitory and the house called Mores Howse 40 feet being within the said House: to hold to them and their heirs for ever. By virtue whereof the said Lawrence Harwarde and Stephen Tenante were seised of all the said premises in their demesne as of fee, and so seised, they enfeoffed thereof the said late Marquis of Winchester: to hold to him and his heirs for ever.

The said King Henry 8 died seised of the residue of the said Site, which then descended to King Edward 6 as his son and heir, who was thereof seised in his demesne as of fee in right of his Crown of England, and by his Letters Patent dated 22 July, in the 4th year of his reign granted to the said late Marquis of Winchester all the upper part of the church of the late Augustine Friars within the said City, viz., the choir and "le Crosse Ile" and the chapel there and the places and buildings called "le quier and le Crosse He and les Chappies" being within the same, and all the land, soil and ground thereof: to hold to him and his heirs for ever, by virtue whereof the said Marquis was seised of all the said premises in his demesne as of fee.

So seised, he enfeoffed Christopher Hatton, esq., of all that messuage late in the tenure of the said Thomas Poulett and formerly in that of Marcell de la More and a garden thereto belonging, and now enclosed on the east part with the said messuage and with the house of a certain Nicholas Bluntt and with the wall called le Brecke wall of the said John Marquis of Winchester, and on the west part with the wall called a stonewall and the buildings of the said House dividing the said garden from the garden called the Drapers garden, on the north part with the porch of the said Marquis and on the south with the buildings of the said House: to hold to the said Christopher and his heirs for ever.

As to the residue, the said John died seised thereof in his demesne as of fee.

The premises granted by the said Letters Patent of the 22nd April, 31 Hen. 8, are held of the Queen in chief by the service of the 10th part of a knight's fee; the premises granted by the said Letters Patent of the 26 July, 32 Hen. 8, are held of the Queen by knight's service, viz. by the 20th part of a knight's fee; and the premises granted by the said Letters Patent of the 3rd March, 33 Hen. 8, are held of the Queen by the service of the 20th part of a knight's fee; the premises granted by the said Letters Patent dated 25 November, 38 Hen. 8, are held of the Queen in free socage, viz. by fealty only and not in chief; the premises specified in the said Letters Patent of 22 July, 4 Edw. 6, are held of the Queen as of her manor of Greenwich in co. Kent by fealty only in free socage.

The premises whereof the said John late Marquis of Winchester died seised are worth per ann, clear, £6 2s. 8d.

The said Marquis died 4 November last past; William Poulett, knight, Earl of Wiltshire and Marquis of Winchester is his son and heir and was then aged 40 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 178, No. 17.

Peter Tonge.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 17 October, 43 Eliz. [1601], before William Rider, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Peter Tonge, late of London, gentleman, by the oath of William Crowch, John Jenninges, Robert Durant, Peter Noxon, Cuthbert Lee, Andrew Feild, Humphrey Hooper, Edward Catcher, Michael Crowch, Henry Earsley, Hugh Sherrat, Martin Lumley, William Downing and Thomas Pulford, who say that

Peter Tonge long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee tail, viz., to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, of 1 large messuage, house or hospice now divided into divers tenements called Crowne Court or Andrews Crosse situate in the parish of St. Dunstan within the Bars of the New Temple, London; 1 tenement to the said messuage closely adjoining and annexed, being in Chauncerie Lane, in the tenure of William Bushell; and 16 tenements and 3 gardens in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldersgate, London, in a street commonly called Aldersgatestreete, now or late in the several tenures of Timothy Willey, Edward Young, Robert Griffin, William Horsey, Ralph Taylor, Nicholas Smithson, Robert Joanes, Robert Garside, Matthew Emrie, Edward Kirkhaugh, Robert Chiton, William Tipper, Francis Wingfeild and — Harris.

All the said premises are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, but by what part of a knight's fee the jurors know not, and by the yearly rent or tenth of 10s. to be paid and reserved to the Queen and her heirs for ever, and are worth per ann., clear, £6.

Peter Tonge died 1 May last past; Godetha Besaker, widow, late the wife of Nicholas Besaker, deceased, Elizabeth Pech, wife of Henry Pech, and Frances Holbech, wife of William Holbech, are the daughters and next heirs of the body of the said Peter: the said Godetha was then aged 34 years and more, the said Elizabeth Pech 30 years and more and the said Frances Holbech 23 years and more.

Anne, relict of the said Peter, still survives in the City of London and is dowered of all the said premises according to the law of England.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 265, No. 31.

John Fowke, gentleman.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 11 May, 43 Eliz. [1601], before William Ryder, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of John Fowke, gent., by the oath of William Crowche, Edward Pyllesworthe, Robert Durant, George Holman, Andrew Feylde, Humphrey Hooper, Edward Catcher, Peter Noxon, Henry Earsley, William Abbott, Elias Parrie, Hugh Sharrat and Martin Lumley, who say that

Long before the death of the said John Fowke a certain Richard Fowke, late citizen and Grocer of London, father of the said John, was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 part of a messuage commonly called by the name of the Signe of the Lambe, with all shops, cellars, sollars and other easements, late in the tenure of the said Richard Fowke, situate in the parish of St. Dunstan in the West in the suburbs of the City of London.

So seised, the said Richard Fowke by indenture 11 November, 16 Eliz. [1574], demised and to farm let to a certain John Fowke, gent., the said messuage, for the term of 60 years, beginning immediately after the death of the said Richard, paying therefore yearly 33s. 4d.

Afterwards, viz. on the 21st day of April, 30 Eliz. [1588], the said Richard died at London; after whose death the said John Fowke entered into the said premises, and was and still is thereof possessed for the residue of the said term, the reversion thereof belonging to the said Richard and his heirs.

So seised of the said reversion, the said Richard made his will in writing and thereby bequeathed as follows: I will that my house wherein I now dwell and whereof I have the fee simple, shall be wholly in the use and possession of my wife during her life natural, as by the said will dated 21 April, 1588, more fully appears.

The said Richard Fowke died 21 April, 30 Eliz. [1588], at London, after whose death the said messuage descended as of right to the said John Fowke named in the writ, by virtue whereof he was seised of the said reversion as of fee and died thereof seised, after whose death the said reversion descended as of right to Richard Fowke brother and next heir of the said John Fowke named in the writ.

The said messuage called the Lambe 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, 33s. 4d.

Cristiana, late the wife of the said Richard Fowke, still survives in London.

John Fowke died 11 September last past; Richard Fowke is his brother and next heir and was then aged 23 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 265, No. 53.

William Isborde alias Isborne.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 15 August, 43 Eliz. [1601], before William Rider, knight, Mayor and escheator after the death of William Isborde alias Isborne, citizen and haberdasher of London, by the oath of William Crowche, Peter Noxon, Cuthbert Lee, Andrew Feild, George Gonby, Humphrey Hooper, Edward Catcher, Henry Erdesley, William Abbott, Elias Parry, Robert Durrante, Alexander Ashehurste, Hugh Sharratt, Martin Lumley, and William Downing, who say that

Long before the death of the said William Isborde a certain William Sympson was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage situate in Aldermanburie in the parish of St. Laurence in Old Jewry within the City of London in the tenure of the said William Sympson.

So seised, the said William Sympson by deed dated 1 June, 32 Eliz. [1590], made between himself of the one part and the said William Isborde and Alice his wife, of the other part, for the consideration therein mentioned, bargained and sold to the said William and Alice the said messuage: to hold to them and the heirs of the said William Isborde for ever, by virtue whereof they entered into the said messuage and were thereof seised, viz., the said William in his demesne as of fee, and the said Alice in her demesne as of free tenement for the term of her life.

The said William Isborde long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 other messuage called le Crowne lying in the parish of St. Michael in le Querne within the City of London; and so seised, by indenture dated 20 November, 38 Eliz. [1595], made between himself of the one part and a certain John Orme gent., and Henry Wellington, citizen and grocer of London, of the other part, in consideration of a marriage then to be had between William Wellington then of Staple Inn in Holborne in co. Middlesex, gent., now deceased, and Agnes Isborde only daughter of the said William Isborde agreed with the said John Orme and Henry Wellington that he and his heirs would be seised of the said messuage called le Crowne and of the said messuage purchased of the said William Sympson to the use of him the said William Isborde and Alice his wife for the term of their lives and of the survivor of them; and after their decease, to the use of the said William Wellington and Agnes and the heirs of their bodies; and for default, to the use of the right heirs of the said Agnes for ever; by virtue whereof and by force of the Statute of Uses the said William Isborde and Alice were seised of the said premises in their demesne as of free tenement for the term of their lives, with remainder as above.

Before the death of the said William Isborde the said John Orme and Henry Wellington were seised in their demesne as of fee of 1 corner messuage being at the corner of Old Jewry next the Poultry in the Parish of St. Mary Colchurch, London; and so seised, by deed dated 2 February, 38 Eliz. [1596], sold the said corner house to the said William Isborde and Alice: to hold to them and the heirs of the said William until the solemnization of the marriage between the said William Wellington and Agnes; afterwards to hold the same to them and the heirs male of the body of the said William; for default, the remainder thereof to the said William Wellington and Agnes and the heirs of their bodies; and for default, to the right heirs of the said Agnes for ever.

Afterwards the said marriage was solemnized, and then the said William Isborde and Alice were seised of the said messuage, with remainders as above.

The messuage in Aldermanburie is held of the Queen as of her manor of East Greenwich in co. Kent by fealty only in free socage and not in chief, and is worth per ann., clear, 40s. The messuage called the Crowne is held of the Queen in free burgage of the City of London and not in chief, and it is worth per ann., clear, 46s. 8d. The said corner house in the parish of St. Mary Colchurch is held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, viz., by the 40th part of a knight's fee, and is worth per ann., clear, 40s.

William Isborde died 1 May, 42 Eliz. [1600] without heir male of his body; the said Agnes, late the wife of the said William Wellington and now the wife of Jeronimus Heydon, is his only daughter and next heir, and was then aged 18 years and more.

The said Alice, late the wife of the said William, still survives.

Chan. Inq.p. m., ser. 2, vol. 265, No. 54.

Margaret Sharles, Widow.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 4 July, 43 Eliz. [1601], before William Ryder, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Margaret Sharles, late of London, widow, by the oath of William Crowche, John Jennings, Robert Durham, Peter Noxon, Cuthbert Lee, Andrew Feild, George Gunbye, Richard Crayford, Humphrey Hooper, Edward Kecher, Henry Earsleye, William Abbot, Elias Parrye, Alexander Ashehurst, Hugh Sherrat, Martin Lumley and William Downinge, who say that

Margaret Sharles long before and at the time of her death was seised in her demesne as of fee of all that messuage and tenement called the Harrowe, formerly in the tenure of George Wymarke and late in that of the said Margaret, situate within Newgate, London, and all the houses, buildings, shops, orchard, gardens, &c., thereto belonging: which said messuage and other the premises are now divided and converted into 6 messuages and now are or late were in the several tenures of the said Margaret Sharles, Ralph Treswell, Thomas Lyde, Robert Culter, Richard Staples and George Harryson.

So seised, the said Margaret Sharles made her will and thereby devised (inter alia) as follows: I bequeath my messuage in the said parish of Christ Church, wherein I dwell, with all the furniture and household utensils now being in the same to Agnes Howe, daughter of John Howe, and to the heirs of her body; and for default, to Agnes Howe mother of the said Agnes and to the heirs of the body of the said Agnes the mother lawfully begotten; for default, to Alice Sharles, daughter of my brother-in-law, Thomas Sharles, and to her heirs for ever; and for default, to Humphrey Barker alias Wardner, tailor, and to his. heirs for ever.

I give to my kinswoman Alice Sharles the messuage wherein Mr Treswell now dwells with all the implements and furniture thereof, situate in the said parish of Christchurch: to hold to her and the heirs of her body; for default, to my said niece Agnes Howe and the heirs of her body; for default, then to Agnes Howe, mother of the said Agnes, and the heirs of her body; and for default, to the said Humphrey Barker alias Wardner and his heirs for ever.

I will the tenement wherein Thomas Lyde our minister now dwells to the said Thomas Lyde and Sybell his wife for their lives, they paying therefore yearly to my niece Alice Sharks 40s.; after their decease, I give the same to the said Alice Sharks and the heirs of her body; for default, to my said niece Agnes Howe and the heirs of her body, with remainders as above.

I devise my tenement in Warwick Lane wherein Robert Colter now dwells to Margaret Harryson my Goddaughter and the heirs of her body; for default, to George Harryson, brother of the said Margaret, and to the heirs of his body; for default, to the said Agnes Howe my niece and the heirs of her body, with remainders as above.

I give the tenement wherein the said Mr. Staples now dwells to my said brother-in-law John Howe and to the heirs of his body; for default, to the said Agnes Howe the mother and the heirs of her body; for default, to the said Agnes Sharks and the heirs of her body; and for default, to the said Humphrey Barker and his heirs for ever.

I bequeath to my said sister-in-law Agnes Howe the messuage in Warwick Lane now in the occupation of George Harryson: to hold during her life natural; and after her decease, to my said niece Agnes Howe and the heirs of her body; for default, to the said Alice Sharks and the heirs of her body; and for default, to the said Humphrey Barker and his heirs for ever, as by the said will dated 2 September, 1600, it more fully appears.

The said messuage called the Harrowe and all other the premises are held of the Queen by fealty only in free burgage of the City of London, and not in chief; and are worth per ann., clear, £6.

Margaret Sharks died 11 September, 42 Eliz.; Cristina Wardner is her sister and next heir, and was then aged 60 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 265, No. 56.

Lancelot Batherst, Citizen and Grocer.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, on Wednesday the 22nd day of July, 43 Eliz. [1601], before William Ryder, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Lancelot Batherst, esq., citizen and grocer of London, by the oath of William Crowche, John Jenninges, Robert Durrant, Peter Noxon, Cuthbert Lee, George Gunby, Edward Katcher, Michael Crowche, Richard Crafford, William Abbott, Elias Parrye, Alexander Asherste, Hugh Sharratte and William Downinge, who say that

Lancelot Batherst long before his death was seized in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage commonly called the Corner house in Colmon streete, London, lying in the parishes of St. Margaret in Lothbury and St. Stephen in Colman street, London: which said messuage was formerly divided into 2 messuages and was lately converted into one, and divers courts, shops, sellars, and sollars to the said messuage belonging: which said messuage the said Lancelot purchased of Richard Warham, citizen and clothworker of London, and formerly or late was in the occupation of the said Richard and now is in that of Christopher Eland, citizen and merchant of the City of London; 4 messuages which late were 1 messuage lying in the parish of St. Mary Monthall or St. Mary Somerset in the said City; 4 other messuages which were lately used for stables and are now divided into 4 tenements and lie in the said parish of St. Mary Monthall: which said 8 messuages the said Lancelot purchased of Thomas Harris and Mary his wife: they are now in the several tenures of Mark Bateman, John Davye, Roland Jones, John Bullocke, Richard Lawlese, Griffin Vaughan and Richard Bennett.

So seised, the said Lancelot made his will and thereby bequeathed inter alia as follows:

I give my messuages lying in the parishes of St. Mary Somerset and St. Mary Monthalls or elsewhere in London and the corner house of Colman Street, which is extended by Customer Smyth, deceased, for certain years yet to come, to my son Randolph, Batherst and to the heirs male of his body begotten for ever.

The messuages in Colman Street and other the premises were extended and seised long before the death of the said Lancelot into the hands of the Queen for a debt of £104 7s. 4d., which the said Richard Warham then owed to Thomas Smyth, esq., then farmer of the Queen of her customs and subsidies of her goods and of merchandizes brought to her ports of London, Sandwich, Chichester, Southampton and Ipswich and to the creek of Woodbridge, parcel of the port of Yarmouth, in co. Norfolk: which said John Smyth was then indebted to the Queen in divers large sums of money for rent of the farm of the premises, as in the memoranda and rolls of the Exchequer more fully appeared, and so remained in the Queen's hands up to the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, 41 Eliz. The messuage and other the premises in the said parishes of St. Margaret in Lothbury and St. Stephen in Colman Street were worth nothing per ann, at the time of the death of the said Lancelot by reason of the said extent, but immediately after the extent was finished, they were and now are worth per ann., clear, £4, and are held of the Queen in free burgage of the City of London, by fealty only and not in chief. The 4 messuages in the said parish of St. Mary Monthalls or St. Mary Somerset were worth per ann. at the death of the said Lancelot 60s., clear, and are held of the Queen by fealty only in free burgage of the said City and not in chief. The other 4 messuages in the said parish of St. Mary Monthall were worth per ann. when the said Lancelot died 60s., clear, and are held of the Queen by fealty only as of her manor of East Greenwich in free socage and not in chief.

Lancelot Batherst died 26 September, 38 Eliz. [1596], Randolph Batherst is his son and next heir, and was then aged 20 years, 3 months and 6 days, and was married to Katherine Argall one of the daughters of Richard Argall, esq., deceased, in the lifetime of the said Lancelot.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 265, No. 60.

Richard Williamson.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 22 July, 43 Eliz. [1601], before Walter Cope, esq., feodary, Edmund Ferrand, gent, deputy escheator, and Richard Putto, gent, commissioners, to enquire as to the idiotcy of Richard Williamson, by virtue of a commission to them and to William Ryder, Mayor and escheator, John Stanley, esq. and Henry Corbett, gent, directed, by the oath of William Crowche, John Jenninges, Robert Durant, Peter Noxon, Cuthbert Lee, George Gunbye, Edward Katcher, Michael Crowche, Richard Crafford, William Abbote, Elias Parrey, Alexander Ashurst, Hugh Sharrat and William Downinge, who say that

The said Richard Williamson is not an idiot nor of weak mind.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2., vol. 265, No. 3.

Richard Wood alias Hull, Idiot.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 7 April, 43 Eliz. [1601], before William Ryder, Mayor and escheator, to enquire as to the lunacy of Richard Woodd alias Hull, by the oath of William Crowche, Edward Pillesworthe, Robert Durant, Peter Noxon, Cuthbert Lee, Andrew Feylde, George Gunby, Humphrey Hooper, Edward Catcher, Thomas Pulforde, William Abbott, Alexander Ashehurste, Hugh Sherratt and Martin Lomley, who say that

Richard Woodd alias Hull is a lunatic and is not of sound mind and does not enjoy lucid intervals, so that he is not fit to govern his lands, tenements, goods and chattels, and that he has remained in that state from the 1st day of March, 22 Eliz. [1580], and still remains so.

On the said 1st day of March the said Richard Woodd was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage called Wooddes Howse, 30 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 40 acres of pasture and 15 acres of moss in Muckelon in co. Salop; 1 other messuage called Goldes Howse and 20 acres of pasture in Muckleton; 1 messuage called Amyns Howse and 20 acres of meadow in Muckleton; 1 pasture called Gossages Lessowe and another pasture called Muckleton bridge Lessowe and 20 acres of land; and three messuages called Sevelles Howse, Shawes Howse andWooddes Howse in Edgbolton in the said county.

Of whom all the said premises are held the jurors know not; they are worth per ann., clear, £10. Whether the said Richard Woodd alienated any of them during his lunacy is not known.

Robert Woodd alias Hull is the brother and next heir of the said Richard, and is now aged 40 years and more.

Chan, Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 265, No. 47.

Richard Stoneley, Esquire.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 24 January, 43 Eliz. [1601], before John Hare, esq., Jerome Bettenham, esq., William Moseley gent, and William Necton, gent., commissioners, after the death of Richard Stoneley, esq., by the oath of William Crowche, John Jenninges, Robert Durant, Peter Noxon, Cuthbert Lee, George Holman, Andrew Feild, Humphrey Hooper, Edward Kitcher, Michael Crowche, Richard Craiford, William Abbott, Elias Parrey, Alexander Ashurst, Hugh Sharratt and Martin Lumley, who say that

Richard Stoneley, long before his death, was seised in his demesne as of fee of all that measuage situate in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldersgate, London, late in the tenure of him the said Richard Stoneley; of all that manor of Kensington in the parish of Duddinghurst in co. Essex; and 1 messuage with 20 acres of land in Duddinghurst, in the tenure of — Glasier, widow.

So seised, the said Richard by deed dated 29 June, 24 Eliz. [1582] enfeoffed John Branche of the City of London, knight, Daniel Dunn, Doctor of Laws, and William Usedall of the City of London of all the said premises in co. Essex: to hold to them and their heirs for ever to the use of the said Richard Stoneley and Anne his wife and the longer liver of them without impeachment of waste; and after their decease, to the use of the right heirs of the said Richard Stoneley for ever, by pretext whereof and by force of the Statute of Uses, the said Richard and Anne were seised of the said premises in Essex in their demesne as of free tenement for the term of their lives.

The said Richard Stoneley was also seised on the day of his death in his demesne as of fee of certain lands called Duddinghurst Parke in Duddinghurst in co. Essex in the tenure of Richard Godfrey and Robert Pearce; 1 messuage in Eastham in the said connty, now or late in the tenure of Thomas Heiward; 1 parcel of marsh in Eastham in the tenure of Giles Breame; 1 messuage in Barkinge in the said county, now or late in the tenure of Andrew Holdernes; 3 acres of land in Brickman Lane in Eastham, now or late in the tenure of Giles Breame; and the reversion only or so much rent to be taken therefrom for the term of 6½ years, 1 month and 7 days from the death of the said Richard Stoneley of all the lands, tenements and hereditaments hereunder written as follows: viz., of the reversion of the rectory of Eastham in co., Essex, now or late is the several tenures of William Heigham, esq., William Smith and Richard Reynoldes; the reversion of 1 parcel of marsh containing 8 a. of land in Eastham in the tenure of William Parret; of 1 parcel of marsh there, containing 4 acres of land, late in the tenure of John Wielde of Barkinge, gent.; and of certain lands there called Eastdowne, containing 12 acres of land late in the tenure of William Parret.

The said Richard Stoneley was likewise seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor or messuage called Over Ichington in Ichington Episcopi in co. Warwick.

The said messuage in the City of London was on the 8th day of June, 39 Eliz. [1597], by John Wattes and Richard Goddard then sheriffs of the said City taken into the Queen's hands towards the payment of the debt of the said Richard Stoneley of £12,779 13sd. adjudged against the said Richard in the Exchequer Court for the said Queen, and it still remains in the Queen's hands for the said debt, as appears by the certificate of the said John Wattes and Richard Goddarde. The manor of Kensington and the said messuage and land in Duddinghurst are held of Thomas Glascocke, gent., as of his manor of Duddinghurst by fealty only for all service, and are worth per ann. £5. The lands called Duddinghurst Park in Duddinghurst, fomerly parcel of the manor of Duddinghurst are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, but by what part of a knight's fee the jurors know not, and are worth per ann. 40s. The 5 acres of meadow in Blackmore in co. Essex late in the tenure of the said Richard Stoneley are held of Humphrey Mildmaye, esq., as of his manor of Fyngrith in the said county by fealty only for all service, and are worth per ann. 10s. The messuage in Eastham late in the tenure of Thomas Heiward is held of Giles Breame, gent., as of his manor of Eastham by fealty only, and is worth per ann. 10s. The messuage in Barkinge is held of the Queen as of her manor of Barkinge by fealty only, and is worth per ann. 10s. The parcel of marsh in Eastham in the tenure of Giles Breame and the 3 acres of land in Brickman Lane in Eastham, now or late in the tenure of the said Giles, the reversion of the rectory of Eastham and of the parcel of marsh there, containing 8 acres, and of the parcel of marsh there, containing 4 acres, and of the land called Eastdowne, late parcels of the manor of Eastham are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, but by what part of a knight's fee the jurors know not, and are worth £3. All which premises in co. Essex were in the life time of the said Richard Stoneley, viz., on the 26th day of May, 39 Eliz. [1597], by George Harvie, esq., then sheriff of the said county, likewise taken into the Queen's hand towards the payment of the said debt of the said Richard, and still remain in her hand, as by a certain Inquisition taken at Brentwoode in the said county on the day and year aforesaid it more fully appears. The manor of Over Ichington in co. Warwick is held of the Queen in free socage only, and not in chief or by knight's service, and is worth per ann. £5: which said manor was on the 1st day of September, 39 Eliz. [1597], by Robert Burgoine, then sheriff of the said county, likewise seised into the Queen's hand towards the payment of the said debt, and still remains in her hands, as by an Inquisition taken at Warwicke on the said day and year more fully appears.

Richard Stoneley died at London 19 February, 42 Eliz. [1600], Dorothy Dawtrey, widow, and Anne Heigham, wife of the said William Heigham, are his daughters and next heirs and were then of full age, viz. the said Dorothy 40 years and more, and the said Anne 36 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 266, No. 81.

John Shorte, Lunatic.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 26 October, 43 Eliz. [1601], before William Ryder, knight, Mayor and escheator, to enquire into the lunacy of John Shorte, by the oath of William Crowche, Edward Pilsworth, John Jenninges, Robert Durant, Peter Noxon, Cuthbert Lee, Andrew Feilde, George Gunbye, Humphrey Hooper, Edward Catcher, Michael Crowche, Thomas Pulford, William Abbote, Elias Parne, Alexander Ashhurst, Hugh Charrot, Martin Lumbly and William Downing, who say that

John Shorte is a lunatic and not of sound mind and does not enjoy lucid intervals, and is not fit to govern himself or his lands and goods, and has been in this state since the 13th day of March last, and he still remains a lunatic by the visitation of God. During his infirmity he has not alienated any lands to the knowledge of the jurors, and divers lands, tenements, goods and chattels remain to him as below. Long before the taking of this Inquisition, viz. on the 20 day of September, 30 Eliz. [1588], a certain John Shorte, citizen and tallowchandler of London, father of the said John, was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage known by the name of le Reed Crosse in Broad street in the City of London in the ward of Queenhith, London, and so seised, by his will bequeathed the said messuage as follows [here given in English]: Touching the disposal of my messuage whereof I am seised of an estate in fee simple called the Redd Crosse, now divided into several tenements situate in the parish of St. Nicholas Olave in Bredstrete with all the hereditaments thereto belonging: I give the same as follows: first, I devise all that part of the said messuage opening and abutting upon Bredstrete, now in the occupation of Widow Harrison to Thomas Shorte my son and to the heirs male of his body; for default, I give the same to John Short my son and to the heirs male of his body; for default, I will that the same shall be sold by my overseers to the most advantage, and that the money coming from such sale shall be given to such of my daughters as shall be then living, share and share alike. All the residue of the said messuage called the Redd Crosse lying backward from Bredstret and opening into Hugen lane I give to John Shorte my son and to the heirs male of his body, excepting out of this demise to the said John all that warehouse and door and way to the same opening into Huggin Lane and now in the occupation of the said Widow Harrison which I give to the said Thomas my son and to the heirs male of his body, as the other part of the said messuage opening into Bredstrete is to him devised. For default of issue male of the body of my son John I give the said back part of the said messuage opening into Huggin lane to the said Thomas Shorte my son and the heirs male of his body; for default, I will that the said back part be sold, and the money coming therefrom to be distributed by my overseers to my said daughters. If any of my said daughters die leaving children, their share of the said money shall go to such children.

The said John Shorte the father died 1 August, 33 Eliz. [1591], at London, after whose death the said Thomas Shorte entered into the said part of the said messuage so to him devised, and was thereof seised in his demesne as of fee tail, viz., to him and the heirs male of his body, with remainder as above, and the said John Shorte (named in the writ) entered into the other part of the said messuage and was thereof seised in like manner,

Afterwards, viz., on the 28th day of September, 43 Eliz. [1601] the said Thomas Shorte died so seised at the Old Bailey in the said City of London without heirs of his body, by virtue whereof the said John was and still is seised of the whole messuage called the Redd Crosse in his demesne as of fee tail.

Of whom the said messuage is held the jurors know not, it is worth per ann., clear, £10.

The said John Shorte had no issue of his body, but Anne Cavell now the wife of Richard Cavell and Sara Mathew, wife of Nathaniel Mathew, sisters of the said John, and John Lee, kinsman of the said John, viz., son and heir of Juliana Lee, another sister of the said John Shorte, are his heirs: the said Anna and Sara are aged 20 years and more, and the said John Lee 19 years and not more.

The said John Shorte was possessed on the day of his lunacy of £10 in money.

A certain Henry Adames by deed obligatory acknowledged himself to be bound to the said John in the sum of £100 for the payment of £52.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 266, No. 93.

Thomas Webb, Citizen and Haberdasher.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 17 October, 43 Eliz. [1601] before William Ryder, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Thomas Webb, late citizen and haberdasher of London, by the oath of William Crowch, John Jennynges, Robert Durham, Peter Noxon, Cuthbert Lee, Andrew Feild, Humphrey Hooper, Edward Catcher, Michael Crowch, Henry Earsley, Hugh Sherratt, Martin Lumley, William Downing, and Thomas Pulford, who say that

Thomas Webb was seised in his demesne as of fee of the moiety of all that manor or farm called Aryndell alias Arundell in co. Kent and of the moiety of 68 acres of land in the parish of Minster in the Island of Thanet, in co. Kent, parcel of the said manor; and the moiety of all other the lands, tenements, meadows, woods, marshes, rents, &c., lying in the vills, parishes and fields of Mynster and Monketon, in the said Island of Thanet or elsewhere to the said manor belonging.

The said Thomas was also seised as of fee and right, to him and his heirs of the reversion expectant after the death of Thomas Webb, senior, who still survives, brother of the said Thomas Webb, deceased, of the other moiety of the said manor or farm called Aryndell and of the said 68 acres of land and of all other the said messuages, lands, &c., in Minster and Monketon.

The said Thomas Webb (named in the writ) was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage, tenement, or inn, called le Crossekeyes, lying in White Cross Street in the parish of St. Giles without Cripelgate in London, now or late in the tenure of John Garrett, and at one time being 2 messuages; also of 3 other messuages being in the said White Cross Street, now or late in the several tenures of Michael Blackborne, Peter Mere and John Kelstarne, at one time being 4 tenements; also of 2 messuages or cottages with a garden and orchard thereto belonging lying in the parish of St. Mary Bredden alias Breddyn in the City of Canterbury, and now or late in the tenure of John Humble and Tussen True; also 2 messuages or cottages and 2 gardens thereto belonging being in the parish of St. Mary within the said City of Canterbury, now or late in the occupations of — Carre, widow, and — Tussen.

So seised, the said Thomas Webb made his will, 12 March, 43 Eliz. [1601], and thereby bequeathed to Thomas Webb his elder son all that manor of Aryndell and all the messuages, lands, rents, &c., thereto belonging lying in Minster and Monketon aforesaid: to hold to him and the heirs male of his body; for default, to Berington Webb his son and the heirs male of his body; for default, the remainder thereof to John Webb his 3rd son and the heirs male of his body; and for default, to Nicholas his 4th son and the heirs male of his body; for default, the remainder thereof to Francis Webb his 7th son [sic] and the heirs male of his body; for default, to the heirs male of the body of the said Thomas Webb (named in the writ) for ever; and for default, to the right heirs of the said Thomas Webb for ever.

The said Thomas Webb likewise bequeathed 2 parts (in 3 parts to be divided) of all his messuages and lands in White Crosse Street to Nicholas Webb and Berington Webb his sons and the heirs male of their bodies; for default, the remainder thereof to the said Thomas Webb, the son, and the heirs male of his body; for default, they successively in tail male to the said John Webb, William Webb, Francis Webb, the heirs male of the body of the said Thomas Webb, and his right heirs for ever.

The said Thomas Webb by his said will gave to John Webb his son all his messuages, lands, &c., in Canterbury: to hold to him and his heirs male; for default, then successively in tail male to the said Thomas, Nicholas, William, Berington, Francis Webb his sons, the heirs male of his body, and his right heirs for ever.

The said manor or farm called Aryndell and the messuages, &c., thereto belonging, except the said 68 acres of land in Minster are held of the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Canterbury, commonly called Christ Church, as of their manor of Mouncton in the said Island of Thanet in free socage by the yearly rent of 10s. and 1 hen, and suit at court, and the said manor with the said 68 acres of land is worth per ann., clear, £5. The said 68 acres of land in Minster are held of the Queen as of her manor of Minster in free socage by the yearly rent of — fealty and suit at court. The said premises in White Cross Street 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, £4. The messuages, cottages and gardens lying in the parishes of St. Mary Bredden and St. Margaret in Canterbury are held of the Queen in free burgage of the said city, and are worth per ann., clear, 20s.

Thomas Webb died 7 May, 43 Eliz. [1601]; Thomas Webb is his son and next heir, and was then aged 29 years.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 266, No. 115.

Nicholas Martyn, Idiot.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 18 July, 44 Eliz. [1602], before Hugh Beestone, esq., Edward Vaughan, esq., Edward Wymarke, esq., and Edmund Ferrand, gent., commissioners appointed to inquire into the idiotcy of Nicholas Martyn, by virtue of a commission to them and to William Gerrarde, esq., directed, by the oath of William Crowch, John Jeninges, Clement Buckle, Robert Durant, Peter Noxon, Cuthbert Lee, George Gunbye, Edward Catcher, Nicholas Crowch, Henry Earslye, Richard Crafford, William Abbott, Elias Parrye, Alexander Ashhurst, Hugh Sharratt, Martin Lumley, and William Downyng, who say that

The said Nicholas Martyn is an idiot and does not enjoy lucid intervals, but has been an idiot since his birth, so that he is not capable of governing either himself or his manors, messuages, lands, goods or chattels, but whether the said Nicholas has alienated any lands or dissipated any goods the jurors know not.

A certain Walter Cope, esq., owes to the said Nicholas £200, to be paid when demanded, and divers other persons owe him money, but the jurors do not know the exact amounts.

The said Nicholas was possessed of divers goods and chattels being in the hands of divers persons in co. Oxford and elsewhere in divers counties of England, but the jurors do not know the value thereof or in whose hands they are; neither do they know who is the next heir of the said Nicholas.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 269, No. 51.

John Trott, Citizen and Clothworker.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 23 June, 44 Eliz. [1602], before John Garrard, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of John Trott, late citizen and clothworker of London, by the oath of William Crowche, Robert Durham, Cuthbert Lee, Andrew Fildes, Edward Catcher, Michael Crowche, Humphrey Hooper, John Jenninges, George Gunbye, Henry Earesley, Alexander Ashurste, Hugh Sharrat, Martyn Lumley, William Abot and William Downing, who say that

The said John Trott long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 capital messuage with a garden thereto adjacent, lying in the parish of St. Andrew Undershaft, London, late in the tenure of William Ryvett, and now in that of Thomas Offeley; 1 messuage situate in the parish of St. John Walbrooke, London, now in the occupation of Hugh Meredith; the manor or lordship of Hallwyke alias Hallywycke in the parish of Fryerne Barnett in co. Middlesex; and 3 plots of land and meadow called Hogman Herne lying in the parish of Finchley in co. Middlesex.

The said messuage and garden in the said parish of St. Andrew Undershaft are held of the Queen in chief by the 10th part of 1 knight's fee and by the yearly rent of 4s., and are worth per ann., clear, 40s. The said messuage in the said parish of St. John Walbrooke is held of the Queen in free burgage of the City of London, and is worth per ann., clear, 20s. The said manor or lordship of Hallwyke is held of the Queen as of her manor of Bolon by knight's service, viz., by the [blank] part of 1 knight's fee and by the rent of 1 pair of gilt spurs on the day of the coronation of the King for all services, and is worth per ann., clear, £8 13s. 4d. The said 3 plots of land and meadow in Finchley are held of the Bishop of London as of his manor of Finchley in socage, and are worth per ann., clear, 13s. 4d.

John Trott died 9 February, 43 Eliz. [1601]; John Trott, gent., is his son and next heir, and was then aged 24 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 269, No. 71.

George Price, Gentleman.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 7 May, 44 Eliz. [1602], before John Garrard, Mayor and escheator, after the death of George Price, gent., by the oath of William Crowch, Robert Durham, Peter Noxon, Cuthbert Lee, Andrew Feild, Edward Catcher, Michael Crowche, Elias Parry, Humphrey Hooper, William Abbott, Nicholas Askewe, Richard Crafford, George Gunbye, Henry Earsley, Alexander Ashurst, Hugh Sharratt, Martin Lumley, William Downinge, and John Jennynges, who say that

George Price long before and at the time of his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of the 3rd part of 5 messuages and 1 stable in the parish of St. Dunstan in the West and within the precincts of le White Fryers, London, now or late in the several tenures of Robert Westwood, grocer, John Waynewright, merchant tailor, John Hancocke, skinner, Thomas Aldwell, gent., and Thomas late Lord La Warre, now deceased: which said 3rd part of the said messuages the said George Price purchased to him and his heirs of John Nicholles of Greenwich in co. Kent, yeoman, and Susanna his wife, one of the sisters and co-heirs of Edward Leighe late of London, gent., deceased.

So seised, the said George Price made his will on the 8th day of January last past, and thereby bequeathed as follow:

As to the 3rd part of 5 messuages and 1 stable in the parish of St. Dunstan in the West, and the rents, reversion and remainder thereof which I lately purchased of John Nicholles and Susan his wife: I hereby give the same to my cousin Hugh Speake of London, gent.: to hold to him and his heirs for ever.

The said 3rd part of the said messuages and stable, together with the other 2 parts of the same, are held of the Queen in chief by the service of the 100th part of 1 knight's fee; and the said 3rd part is worth per ann., olear, £4.

George Price died 20 April last past, the said Hugh Speake is his kinsman and next heir, and was then aged 38 years and more. He is still in full life.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 269, No. 79.

William Lambard, Esquire.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 7 November, 43 Eliz. [1601], before John Garrard, Mayor and escheator, after the death of William Lambard, esq., by the oath of William Crowch, Robert Dur ham, John Jennynges, Peter Noxon, Cuthbert Lee, Andrew Feild, Edward Catcher, Michael Crowch, Elias Parry, Humphrey Hooper, William Abott, Richard Craford, Henry Earsly, Alexander Ashurst, Martin Lumbly and William Downinge, who say that

William Lambarde long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 capital messuage with a garden and wharf, lying on the east part of a certain lane commonly called Cosen lane, situate next Thamystreete in the parish of All Saints the Great in the City of London; 1 other messuage adjoining the said capital messuage on the north and situate on the said east part of the said lane; which said 2 messuages are in the tenure of a certain Richard Cooper of the said City, dyer, of the demise of the said William Lambard, by indenture, for a term of years not yet completed; 1 other messuage, late a brewe howse, lying on the said east part of the said lane in the tenure of Edward Vaughan, esq., of the demise of the said William Lambard, for a term of years not yet ended; 1 plot or parcel of land called Charletons adjoining the said brewhouse on the north on the said east part of the said lane, in the tenure of the said Edward, of the demise of the said William Lambard, containing in length [blank] feet of assize: in which said plot of land there were formerly 3 tenements built; 1 other wharf situate on the west part of the said lane; 2 other messuages and 1 "sopehowse" situate in the said west part of the said lane, demised together by the said William Lambarde to a certain Thomas Knappe, by indenture for a term of years not yet completed; 1 other messuage, 1 garden, 2 stables and 1 cellar lying in the said west part of the said lane, containing in whole in length 123 feet of assize, and in the breadth 20 feet of assize, now in the several tenures of William Clercke, clerk there, and of the said Thomas Knappe; 8 other small tenements lying in Alhalloes Lane, alias Hay Wharfe lane in the said parish of All Saints the Great within the said City, parcel of a certain "Dyehowse" there and now in the tenure of Abraham Campion, brewer, for a term of divers years; and 2 other tenements and 1 plot or parcel of waste land commonly called "A Tennysplay," lying in Suffolke lane lying within the parish of All Saints the Less next Thamystreete, now in the several tenures of Simon Webbe and William Wickes.

So seised, the said William Lambard made his will bearing date 16 May, 1597, and thereby bequeathed as follows: I give to my son Gore for the whole term of 21 years, to commence immediately from the day of his age of 22 years, the moiety of all my messuages, lands and tenements lying in Cosyn lane, Alhalloes lane, Hay wharfe lane and Suffolk lane, or elsewhere in London, with the moiety of all the reversions and rents of every of the same; at the end of the said term of 21 years, my said son Gore shall immediately have all the said moiety for the further term of 70 years, "yf soe bee" that he and his wife shall so long live. The other moiety of all my said messuages, reversions rents and premises, I give to my son Fane during such 2 several terms of years and in such manner, with such condition and limitation in all points as I have before given the other moiety to his brother Gore. As for the freehold and fee of the said premises in London I purposely forbear to declare any will thereof, because some part is held in socage in chief.

The said plot of land called Charltons is held of the Queen in socage in chief by fealty only, and is worth per ann., clear, 20s. All other the premises lying severally in the said lane called Cosyne lane, in the several tenures of the said Richard Cooper, Edward Vaughan, Thomas Knappe and William Clerck are held of the Queen in common socage and free burgage of the City of London, and are worth per ann., clear, £3. The 8 small tenements in Alhalloes alias Haywharfelane are held of the Queen in socage by fealty only and not in chief, as by Letters Patent of King Henry VIII under the Great Seal of England, dated 5 July in the 36th year of his reign [1544] and made to John Lambard, father of the said William, plainly appears, and are worth per ann., clear, £3. The 2 tenements and the said plot of land called a "Tennysplay" lying in Suffolk lane are held of the Queen in free burgage and common socage by fealty only, and not in chief, and are worth nothing per ann. beyond the sum of £13 of yearly rent, issuing out of the same to John Horne and Jasper Nicholson by reason of a certain legacy thereof contained in the last will of a certain Giles Lambarde lately deceased, as by Letters Patent of the said King Henry VIII, dated 29 August, in the said 36th year of his reign made to Roger Tavener and Robert Tavener it plainly appears.

William Lambard died 21 August last past; Multonus [? Milton] Lambard is his eldest son and next heir, and is now aged 17 years and 23 days.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 269, No. 83.

John Hulson, citizen and merchant taylor.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 7 December, 44 Eliz. [1601], before John Garrard, Mayor and escheator, after the death of John Hulson, late citizen and merchant tailor of London, by the oath of William Crowch, Hugh Ingram, Robert Durham, Peter Noxon, Andrew Feild, Edward Catcher, George Holman, Michael Crowch, Elias Parry, Humphrey Hooper, William Abott, Thomas Pulford, Richard Blinckhorn, Richard Craford, George Gunby, Henry Earsly, Alexander Ashurst, Martin Lumbly and William Downinge, who say that,

John Hulson long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage called by the name of le Sonne, lately being 2 messuages, situate in the parish of St. John the Evangelist in Watlinge street, London.

The said John Hulson and Alice his wife long before the death of the said John were seised to them and the heirs of the said John of 1 messuage and 12 acres of land, meadow and pasture called Dytches to the said messuage belonging, lying in Shenfeilde in co. Essex; 40 acres of land, meadow, pasture and wood near adjoining the said tenement called Dyches lying in Shenfeilde called Parnells alias Peverells, late parcel of the possessions of the late chantry of Brentwoode in co. Essex: which said premises in Shenfeilde the said John Hulson late purchased to him and the said Alice and the heirs of the said John of George Gascoigne of the Middle Temple, esq., as by charter dated 27 October, 40 Eliz. [1598], more fully appears.

So seised, the said John Hulson made his will 4, October, 43 Eliz. [1601], as follows: I will that all my goods, chattels, leases, household stuff, debts, &c., be divided into 3 equal parts, one whereof I give to my wife, another to Robert, Anne, Marie and Elizabeth, my children, equally amongst them, to be paid to my said son at his age of 21, and to my daughters at their ages of 21 or days of marriage, whichever shall first happen; and the other 3rd part I reserve to myself to pay my legacies, as follows:—

I give to my said wife £100.

To my daughter Margaret Farmer £5, and to her daughter Margaret £5.

To my brother Churchman, my brother Tayllor, and my brother Mellishe a ring of gold each of the value of 53s. 4d. and to my 2 sisters a ring of gold each of the value of 40s. To Mrs. Rudde 20s. to make her a ring.

I will that my house called the sign of the Sonne in the parish of St. John the Evangelist in London be sold by my executrix as speedily as may be after my decease for the most profit and advantage, and the money coming from such sale shall be used to fulfill this my will, and my mind is that my said wife shall have the preferment thereof £10 "better cheape" than any other.

I give all the residue of my lands and tenements to the said Alice my wife during her widowhood; and after her remarriage, to the said Robert my son and his heirs for ever.

The rest of my goods I give to my said son Robert.

I make the said Alice my wife sole executrix.

The said messuage called le Sonne in the said parish of St. John the Evangelist is held of the Queen by fealty only in free burgage of the City of London and not in chief, and is worth per ann., clear, £4. The messuage and 12 acres of land, meadow and pasture in Shenfeild called Dytches are held of Thomas Lucas, knight, lord of the manor of Shenfeilde Hall, as of his said manor by fealty and the yearly rent of 12d. The said 40 acres of land, meadow, pasture and wood in Shenfeild, called Parnelles alias Peverells are held of the Queen as of her manor of East Greenwich in co. Kent, by fealty only in free socage and not in chief or by knight's service; the said tenement and land called Dyches and the 40 acres of land, &c., called Parnells are worth per ann., clear, £5.

John Hulson died 5 October, 43 Eliz. [1601], Robert Hulson is his son and next heir, and was then aged 5 years, 9 months and 14 days.

The said Alice late the wife of the said John still survives at Shenfeild.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol, 270. No. 117.

Henry Bressey, Gentleman.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 8 February, 44 Eliz. [1602], before Edmund Ferrand, gent., deputy escheator within the City of London, William Necton, gent., deputy feodary, and Thomas Lake, gent., commissioners, by virtue of a commission to enquire into the lunacy of Henry Bressey, gent., to them or to John Garrard, Mayor of the said City, Walter Cope, esq., feodary of the said City, William Bowyer, esq., and Matthew Bacocon, gent., directed, by the oath of William Crowch, Cuthbert Lee, Peter Noxon, Andrew Feilde, Edward Katcher, George Holman, Michael Crowch, Elias Parry, Humphrey Hooper, Thomas Pulford, Nicholas Askewe, Richard Craford, George Gunbey, Henry Earslye, Hugh Charrat, John Jeninges and William Downing, who say that

Henry Bressey is a lunatic and is not compos mentis, and does not enjoy lucid intervals, so that he is not fit to govern himself or his manors, lands, goods and chattels: he became a lunatic by the visitation of God 2 years ago and has remained so ever since.

Long before his lunacy he was and still is seised in his demesne as of fee-tail, viz., to him and the heirs of his body, of the manor of Oddston in Oddston in the parish of Shaxton in co. Leicester, and of all the lands, chief rents and services in Shaxton; 1 water mill called le Cloke mill in the parish of Sweepton in the said county; also of certain lands and tenements held by copy of court of the manor of Balsall according to the custom of the said manor, called a "plowghe lande" lying in Escott and Barston, late of Richard Eglionbey, gent., as by a certain inquisition taken at the Guildhall of the said City 15th January, 32 Eliz. [1589], by virtue of a commission to enquire as to the lunacy of the said Henry Bressey, by the name of Henry Bracye, gent., to the said William Necton, feodary, and others directed, it more fully appears.

Of whom or by what service the said manor of Oddston and the other lands and tenaments are held the jurors know not: they are worth per ann., clear, £16 6s. 8d. The lands and tenements held of the manor of Balsall called a ploughe lande arel worth per ann., clear, £13 6s. 8d.

Henry Bressey is the son and next heir of the said Henry named in the commission, and is now aged 2 years and 8 months.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 270, No. 120.

John Lighterfoote.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 4 December, 44 Eliz. [1601], before John Garrard, Mayor and escheator, after the death of John Lighterfoote, by the oath of Robert Durham, Peter Noxon, Andrew Feild, Edward Catcher, Michael Crowche, William Abbott, Richard Blinckhorne, Richard Crafford, George Gunby, Alexander Ashurst, Martin Lumley and William Downing, who say that

Long before the death of the said John Lighterfoote, a certain Rowland Atkinson, yeoman, was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage or inn called the fflower de Luce, with all the gardens and other appurtenances in the parish of St. Andrew in Holborn within the suburbs of the City of London, now or late in the tenure of the said John Lighterfoote.

The said Rowland Atkinson, being so seised, had issue a son called James Atkinson and a daughter called Grace, and afterwards died so seised.

The said messuage after the death of the said Rowland, descended to the said James as son and heir of the said Rowland, who entered into the same and was thereof seised in his demesne as of fee, and had issue William, Jane and Helen.

So seised, the said James Atkinson afterwards, viz. the 24th day of January, 1558, made his will, and thereby bequeathed the said messuage called the fflower de Luce and all other his houses lying in the said parish of St. Andrew to the said William his son and the heirs male of his body, and for default, the same to remain to his said daughters Jane and Helen Atkinson and the heirs of their bodies. Afterwards the said James died, and the said William his son and heir entered into the said premises and was thereof seised to him and his heirs male, and afterwards died thereof seised without any issue of his body begotten. The said Helen likewise died without issue of her body, and after her decease the said Jane the other daughter of the said James entered into all the said premises, and was thereof seised in her demesne as of fee tail, and so seised she afterwards married the said John Lighterfoote named in the said writ: which said John and Jane had issue one daughter called Helen, and afterwards the said Jane died and the said John Lighterfoote, held himself sole in 2 parts (in 3 parts to be divided) of the said messuage or inn, and was thereof seised for the term of his life according to the courtesy of the land of England. Afterwards the said Helen, daughter of the said John Lighterfoote and Jane his wife, died without issue, after whose death the reversion of the said 2 parts of the said premises, after the death of the said John Lighterfoote, descended to a certain John Tiler as kinsman and next heir of the said Helen Lighterfoote, viz., son and heir of John Tyler his father, son and heir of the said Grace, only sister of the said James, son and heir of the said Rowland Atkinson.

The said 2 parts of the said messuage are held of the Queen in free socage by fealty only and not in chief.

John Lighterfoote died 17 April, 40 Eliz. [1598].

The said John Tyler, son of the said John Tyler, was aged 21 years and more at the time of the death of the said John Tyler his father.

Richard Gomersall took the issues and profits of the said lands and tenements from the death of the said John Lighterfoote up to the taking of this inquisition.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 270, No. 127.

William Skidmore, Citizen and Ironmonger.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 7 October, 43 Eliz. [1601], before William Rider, Mayor and escheator, after the death of William Skidmore, late citizen and ironmonger of London, by the oath of William Crowch, Hugh Ingram, John Jeninges, Robert Durant, George Holman, Cuthbert Lee, Andrew Feild, Humphrey Hooper, Michael Crowche, Edward Catcher, Thomas Pulford, Richard Crayford, William Abbott, Alexander Asehurst, Hugh Sharratt, Martin Lumley, George Gunbye and William Downinge, who say that

William Skidmore long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 4 messuages and 1 alley commonly called le George alley, and 10 messuages being in the said alley, and 1 garden thereto adjacent lying in the parish of St. Buttolph without Bisshopsgate, London, which he lately purchased of a certain Christopher Campion; 1 messuage and certain lands thereto belonging, containing 40 acres more or less, situate in the parish or hamlet of Burneham in co. Bucks, now or late in the tenure of William Churche, maltman; 2 messuages and 1 close of pasture containing 1 acre, lying in the vill of Uxbridge in co. Middlesex, now in the several tenures of Robert Skidmore and John Butt; 2 acres of meadow in Denham in the said county of Buckingham, in a certain meadow there called Southmeade; the moiety of 1 messuage in Uxbridge; the moiety of 1 close of land called little Readinge; the moiety of 1 acre and a half of land in Greate Readinge lying in the parish of Hillingdon in co. Middlesex, 3½ acres of free land lying in Southall in the parish of Norwood in co. Middlesex, late in the tenure of John Bysouth; the moiety of 1 messuage lately called a kitchen, with an orchard thereto adjacent in Chartsey in co. Surrey, late in the tenure of William Wrighte, formerly [blank] Tuckers; the moiety of 1 messuage with 1 orchard and garden lying at the back of the said messuage, now or late in the tenure of Clement Leeche and Richard Browne, lying in Okeingham in co. Berks.

So seised, the said William Skidmore, by deed dated 14 February, 39 Eliz. [1597], made between himself of the one part, and Robert Chamberlane and Robert Cutt, citizens and ironmongers of London, of the other part, in consideration of the natural benevolence, love and favor which he bore towards Richard, John and William Skidmore his sons, and for their better relief and maintenance, and to the intent that all the said premises above mentioned should remain in his "stocke and Consanguinitye," granted for him and his heirs that they would be seised of all the said premises to the use of him the said William Skidmore the father for the term of his natural life, and after his decease, then as to the said premises in Burneham to the use of the said Richard Skidmore and the heirs male of his body; for default, to the use of the said John Skidmore and the heirs male of his body; for default, to the use of the said William Skidmore, and the heirs male of his body; for default, then to the use of the right heirs of the said William Skidmore the father for ever. As to all the premises within the parish of St. Buttolph without Bisshopsgate to the use of Philip and Thomas Skidmore and their heirs during the natural life of the said William Skidmore the son, upon trust nevertheless that the said Philip and Thomas shall suffer the said William to take to his own proper use the rents and profits of the said premises without any interruption; and after the death of the said William Skidmore the son, then to the use successively in tail male of his 1st to his 5th and every other son, one after another "Seynioritie"; for default, to the use of the said John Skidmore and the heirs male of his body; for default, to the use of the said Richard Skidmore and the heirs male of his body; and for default, to the use of the right heirs of the said William Skidmore the father for ever. As to all the premises in the several vills, hamlets or fields of Uxbridge, Denham, Hillingdon, Norwood, Southall, Chertseye and Wokingham, to the use of the said John Skidmore and the heirs male of his body, for default, to the use of the said William Skidmore the son and the heirs male of his body; for default, to the use of the said Richard Skidmore and the heirs male of his body; and for default, to the use of the right heirs of the said William Skidmore the father for ever: on condition that if the said William Skidmore the father at any time during his life shall pay or offer to the said Robert Chamberlane and Robert Cutt 1 pair of gloves of the value of 6d., or 6d. in money with signification of his intent that the said indenture and all the covenants and uses therein contained shall cease and determine, that then and at all times after such pay and offer the said indenture and all things therein contained shall be void and of no effect; by virtue whereof and by force of the Statute of Uses the said William Skidmore the father was seised of all the said premises in his demesne as of free tenement for his life, with remainders as above. The said William Skidmore the father never paid or offered the said gloves or money.

The said William Skidmore long before his death was likewise seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 tenement lying in New Windsor in co. Berks, in the tenure of [blank] Webb; 1 messuage in Wendover in co. Bucks, late in the tenure of Thomas Binninge; 1 cottage or tenement called le ffordge in the parish of Denham in co. Bucks; the other moiety of the said messuage in Uxbridge; the other moiety of the said close of land called little Readeinge and of the said acre and a half of land in Greate Reading, lying in the said parish of Hillingdon in co. Middlesex; the other moiety of the said messuage called a kitchen with the orchard thereto adjacent in Churtsey in co. Surrey; and the moiety of the said messuage, garden and orchard lying at the back of the said messuage in Wokingham.

The said 4 messuages, the alley called le George alley the 10 messuages in the said alley and the said garden thereto adjacent lying in the said parish of St. Buttolph without Bisshopsgate are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, but by what part of a knight's fee the jurors know not, and are worth per ann., clear, £3. The premises in Burneham are held of divers persons, as follows: the said messuage, with certain lands, parcel of the said lands in Burneham of Philip Skidmore, esq., as of his manor of Undercombes in co. Bucks by fealty and the yearly rent of 7s.; and certain other lands there called Bollithorpe of Henry Manfeild, esq., as of his mannor called Burnehams manor in the said county of Bucks by fealty and the yearly rent of 2s. The residue of the lands in Burneham is held of the Queen as of her manor of Burneham Abbeye in the said county in free socage by fealty and the yearly rent of 10s. 3d.; all the said premises in Burneham are worth per ann., clear, £3 6s. 8d. The 2 messuages and 1 close of pasture in Uxbridge are held of the Earl of Derby as of his manor of Colham by fealty and the rent of 20d., and are worth per ann., clear, 12d. The said 2 acres of meadow in Denham lying in the meadow called Southmeade are held of the manor of Denham in co. Bucks, late of George Peckham, knight, by fealty, and are worth per ann., clear, 10s. The said messuage in Uxbridge, the close of land called little Readinge and the acre and a half of land in greate Readinge in the parish of Hillingdon are held of the borough of Uxbridge in free burgage, and are worth per ann., clear, 20s. The 3½ acres of land in Southall in the parish of Norwood are held of Dudley Northe, Lord Northe, as of his manor of Heesse in co. Middlesex by fealty only, and are worth per ann., clear, 5s. The messuage called a kitchen and the orchard thereto adjacent in Churtseye are held of Francis Wolley, esq., as of his manor of Hallplace in socage by fealty, and the yearly rent of 8d., and are worth per ann., clear, 10s. The premises in Wokingham are held of the Queen as of her manor of Sunninge in co. Berks in free socage, by fealty and the yearly rent of 8d., and are worth per ann., clear, 13s. 4d. The tenement in New Windsor in co. Berks is held of the borough of New Windsor, and is worth per ann., clear, 10s. The tenement in Wendover in co. Bucks is held of the borough of Wendover in burgage by fealty only, and is worth per ann., clear, 10s. The cottage called le ffordge in Denham is held of the manor of Denham in co. Bucks by fealty, and is worth per ann., clear, 6s. 8d.

William Skidmore the father died at London, 27 March last past; the said Richard Skidmore is his son and next heir and was then aged 40 years and upwards: he is still in full life at London.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 271, No. 162.