Assize Roll 404. Lancashire.
30-31 Henry III.
Pleas and Assizes taken at Lancaster in three
weeks from the day of S. Michael in the
thirtieth year of the reign of King Henry son of
King John [20 October 1246], and the beginning
of the thirty-first year, before R. de Thurkelby
and his fellows [Gilbert de Preston, Master
Simon de Wauton and John de Cobham, Justices in
Novel disseisin—William le Taillur and Eve his wife
v. John son of Emma and Thomas the Miller re the
fourth part of a mill &c., in Lever.
John Harewud and Adam de Dunandegreue, jurors, absent. Verdict—
that defendants erected the mill on ground the joint property of William
and Eve, against their consent. Judgment for plaintiffs; and the said
fourth part of the mill to be pulled down. Damages 12d.
Novel disseisin— Amice wife of Thomas de Pennelbiry
v. Thurstan de Holaunde re 16 acres in Holaund.
James de Pemberton, a juror, absent. Verdict for plaintiff for 2 acres
only, with Judgment. Sureties for defendant, Richard de Walton, Elias
de Tonge; surety for Thomas, William de Bradeshaghe. Damages 2s.
Novel disseisin—Gilbert de Brarton, Brun de Crumpton,
Jordan his brother, Simon de Lee, Hugh his son, and
Adam son of Elias v. the Abbot of Roche, Andrew de
Thoong, and Robert Scalpy re a quarry (minera), &c. in
Defendants absent and were not attached, being of the county of York.
Adam de Dunandegreue, William de Egewurth and Peter de Mendecro, jurors,
absent. Verdict—that defendants delved in land joint property of plaintiffs,
took earth away and excluded them from the quarry. Judgment for
plaintiffs. Damages 2s.
Novel disseisin—Geoffrey son of Luke v. same re
Plaintiff withdraws: sureties, Peter de Crumpton and Luvecocc Scayff.
Novel disseisin—Andrew de Shollere v. same and
Robert de Blakeburnesire re common of pasture in a
wood at Shollerg.
Defendants absent and not attached being of the county of York. The
case proceeds. Verdict for plaintiff, with Judgment. Damages 2s.
Mort d' Ancestor—Sigherid, in right of her nephew
Robert son of Otho her brother v. Augustine de Taneldeford re 8 acres in Lathum.
Verdict—that Robert died seised in fee of 7 out of the 8 acres.
Judgment for plaintiff for 7 acres only. Plaintiff being poor, fine remitted.
Novel disseisin—Roger de Penelbiry v. Ranulph de
Boulton, Mabel late wife of Henry de Boulton, John
son of Griffin, John son of Godith, Hugh his brother,
Adam de Heton, Robert his brother, Matthew brother of
the said Robert, Ralph de Heton, Jordan and Selvestre de
Heton, and Matthew le Hore re 20 acres in Haliwell.
Adam de Heton attached by Adam Rabucke and William de Yserwude;
and Matthew de Heton and Matthew le Hore, by William le Buker
and Roger del Hurst of Heton. Verdict for plaintiff with Judgment.
Sabina wife of Ranulph de Hole appoints the said
Ranulph her attorney in Assize of Novel disseisin v. the
Abbot of Deulacres.
m. 1 dorso
Writ of Utrum—Whether an oxgang and a third of
an oxgang (all but one acre) in Croston be free alms
belonging to two parts of Croston Church, of which
Philip is parson, or the lay fee of Peter le fiz le
Philip says that one Stephen his predecessor held in fee and by right
of his Church in the present King's time and took the profits (expleta).
Peter acknowledges the land to be the right of the said two parts of
the said Church; but says that one Geoffrey (Philip's immediate predecessor)
brought an Assize against him (Peter) before Robert de Lexinton and his
fellows for the same land: and it was agreed in the said Court to the effect
that Peter acknowledged the land to be the right of Geoffrey and his
Church; in consideration whereof Geoffrey granted it to Peter for life at a
service of 2s. per annum, to revert to the said two parts of the said Church
at Peter's death.
Novel disseisin—Hugh son of Walter v. Hugh de
Crag and Thunnoka his wife re 3 acres in Kellett.
Verdict for plaintiff, with Judgment. Damages ½ mark.
Novel disseisin—Elena daughter of Richard de Alreton
v. Richard her father re 2 oxgangs in Whithenhull.
Richard admits claim, Judgment for plaintiff. Damages remitted.
Novel disseisin—Osbert de Daniscales v. Ralph de
Mitton re 1 acre of wood in Acton [Aighton].
Verdict for defendant, with Judgment.
Novel disseisin—Roger de Holaund v. Simon de
Haleshal re tenement in Holaund.
Plaintiff withdraws. Sureties, William son of Adam de Holaund and
Henry de Holaund; sureties for fine, William de Lidyate and Robert
le Waleys (Walensis).
Novel disseisin—Roger de Kyuerdal v. Hugh de
Langewurth, William de Wurtheton, John son of Hugh,
Henry son of Richard de Morlei, William le Hunte and
Ailsy Dun re a messuage and 4 acres in Derewent.
The three last-named defendants absent, and could not be found, so not
attached. Robert do Boulton and Adam de Windehull, jurors, absent.
Verdict for defendants, with Judgment. Surety for plaintiff, Henry de
Warranty—Richard de Tharilton and Avice his wife
v. John de Mundegum re an oxgang in Tharilton.
Plaintiffs have a charter of the land from Adam de Mundegum,
father of John, under whom they hold it. They acknowledge that they
have undisputed possession. Judgment for defendant.
Novel disseisin—Geoffrey de Glasebrok v. Gilbert de
Kilchith, Richard son of Basil and William his son re 8
acres in Glasebrok.
Roger de Hurleton, a juror, absent. Verdict for defendants, with Judgment. Surety for plaintiff, Richard Banastre.
William parson of Waleton gives 1 mark for leave to
concord with Alan son of Simon and Godith his wife
in plea of land: surety, the said Alan.
Elias le Wudeward and Richard his brother give
½ mark for leave to concord with same in plea of land:
surety, the same Alan.
In the Fine Elias is styled "Elias son of Henry de Ravenesmeles,"
and the land is in that vill. (Lancashire Fines, p. 102, no. 117).
Robert son of Eadwin gives ½ mark for leave to
concord with same in plea of land: surety, Richard le
Adam son of Alan gives ½ mark for similar leave:
surety, William his son.
Amice wife of Alan de Wyndhil appoints the said Alan
her attorney v. Richard Ekleston in plea of Acquittance.
Agnes wife of Roger de Mulinaus appoints the said
Roger her attorney v. same in similar plea.
Novel disseisin—William de Bradeshal v. Henry de
Turbok and David le Carpenter of Wurkythesle re a third
part of a mill in Torton.
John de Haspull, Richard de Boelton [erased] and John de Hulton,
jurors, absent. Verdict for plaintiffs, with Judgment. Surety for
defendants, Adam de Biry. Damages, 2s.
Novel disseisin—Robert de Birun v. Adam de Biry
and Roger de Shytleswurth re common of pasture in 30
acres in Shitleswurth.
Verdict that defendants have appropriated 30 acres. Judgment for
plaintiff. Surety for defendants, Ranulph de Boulton. Damages 2s.
Novel disseisin—Andrew de Sholuer, Alward Thagun
and Roger de Pilkington v. the Abbot of Roche, Andrew
de Thoong and Robert Scalpy re 40 acres in
Defendants absent and not attached being of the county of York, so
the case proceeds without them. Elias de Bosco, William de Halch and
Alexander de Heton, jurors, absent. Verdict—that defendants took away
mineral (mineram) from the said land without right. Judgment for
plaintiffs. Damages 2s.
Novel disseisin—Roger de Bradeschagh v. William de
Bradeschagh re 6 acres in Turton.
William de Leuer and John son of Robert de Halgton, jurors, absent—
later John comes. Verdict for plaintiff, with Judgment. Damages 3s.
Novel disseisin—Ralph le Noreys and Matilda his wife
v. Thomas le Feuer re freehold in Cliderhou.
Plaintiffs did not prosecute: sureties, Richard son of Ralph de Preston
and Thomas son of Ralph de Preston.
Novel disseisin—William le Blund, John de Marisco
and Adam his brother v. Adam de Pemberton, William
his son and James de Pemberton re common of pasture
in the moors and marshes of Pemberton.
Adam de Winstanesleg and William de Crull, jurors, absent. Later,
John de Marisco withdraws from the writ: sureties, Thomas Lidgyatelegh
and Robert son of Hugh de Burleg. Verdict for plaintiff with Judgment.
Mort d' Ancestor—Richard de Flixton, in right of Adam
de Barton his brother v. Richard de Trafford re 20 acres
Defendant says that not he, but the Prior of the Hospital of S. John
of Jerusalem in England, holds the land: this plaintiff admits. Judgment
Mort d' Ancestor—Warin le Pestur, in right of William
le Pestur his father v. Michael le Fulun and Edith his
wife re a messuage and ½ acre in Flokeburg.
Adam Skinner [Pelliparius] of Flokeburg, a juror, absent. Verdict—
that William le Pestur held in fee and Warin is his son and heir.
Judgment for plaintiff.
Novel disseisin—Adam de Bilington v. John de Bradehull
and Robert his brother re 16 acres in Bilington.
Verdict for plaintiff with Judgment. Damages ½ mark.
Warranty—William le Taillur and Eve his wife v.
John son of Emma re an oxgang and a half in Leure.
Plaintiff withdraws: sureties, Adam de Parua Leure and John son of
Agnes de Parua Leure: surety for fine, John de Leure.
m. 2 dorsc
Novel disseisin—Adam de Holaund v. Richard de
Eukeston, Margery his wife, Stephen de Eukeston, Avice
his wife, Thomas Bussell and William and Nicholas his
sons re common of pasture in 12 acres in Eukeston.
Verdict—that defendants have appropriated 12 acres. Judgment for
plaintiff. Damages 2s.
Receipt of homage—Bernard de Mitton v. Ralph de
Mitton re homage and reliefs for freehold in Gusenhach.
Plaintiff holds 5 oxgangs in Gusenhach of the gift of one Beatrice
daughter of Robert, mother of plaintiff and grandmother of defendant, who
is her heir, and of whom plaintiff should hold the tenement paying homage
and reasonable reliefs: but Ralph refuses to receive his homage to loss of
plaintiff, who claims damages.
Ralph says he is heir of Beatrice, but holds nothing of her inheritance;
he is son of Robert de Mitton (elder brother of Bernard), who should have
been heir of Beatrice had he survived her; and should Bernard die without issue, the tenement would revert to defendant. This Bernard admits.
Judgment that Ralph takes no homage. Sureties for plaintiff, Thomas de
Besleg and Richard Russel of Plumton.
Dower—Agnes late wife of William de Tarleton v.
Richard Banastre re a third of 2 acres in Bretherton.
Defendant admits that Richard [sic] late husband of Agnes was seised
in fee, with power to grant dower. Judgment for plaintiff. Surety for
defendant, Roger de Wirkithileg.
Receipt of Homage—Richard son of Thomas de Burnhull
v. Peter de Burnhull re homage and reliefs for freehold in
Plaintiff claims that Peter should receive his homage &c. for land held
of him. Plaintiff absent, but appears later, and being under age is excused
Breach of Covenant—Ralph de Mitton v. John de
Winkedeleg re 18 acres in Acton [Aighton].
Plaintiff says that a covenant was made before the Justices in Eyre
last at Lancaster, that John should give him 18 acres in the said vill, and
he claims 40s. damages for breach of covenant. This covenant John denies.
It is adjudged that John wage his law by 12 sureties, and let him come
with his law on Wednesday; surety, Mathew de Notton. Later they come
to terms, Ralph giving ½ mark for leave to concord; surety, William de
Carleton. And it is agreed that John grant him a remitter (remittit ei legem).
Novel disseisin—Henry de Whalley v. Hugh de Langewurth, William de Wurthington, John son of Hugh, Henry
son of Richard de Merlay, William le Hunte and Ailsy Dun
re 4 acres and a lodge (logia) in Derewent.
Hugh alone appears; William attached by Thomas his brother and John
de Clophull; John, by William, man of Hugh de Langewurth (hoi'em Hugonis),
and Arthan de Langewurth; the other defendants not found. Verdict for
defendants with Judgment. Surety for plaintiff, Roger de Kiuerdale.
Novel disseisin—Robert de Plesington v. same defendants
re 20 acres in Tocholes.
Verdict for defendants, with Judgment. Surety for plaintiff, Henry
Novel disseisin—Bernard de Mitton v. Ranulph de
Gosenard re 20 acres in Gosenarch.
Richard de Clathon, a juror, absent. Verdict for defendant, with
Entry—Robert de Ribbelcestre and Amabel his wife v.
the Abbot of Stanlawe re 10 acres and the moiety of a mill
Plaintiffs did not prosecute: sureties, John son of William de Ribbelcestre
and Hugh son of William de Ribbelcestre.
Novel disseisin—Roger de Kerneford v. William de
Lancastre re tenement in Kerneford.
Plaintiff withdraws; sureties, Hugh de Crag and Paul de Kerneford;
and Roger has nothing.
Novel disseisin—Warin de Witingeham v. Jordan de
Wheteleg, Richard and Adam his sons, Richard de Gosenier
and Lettice his wife and Robert de Frekelton re common
of pasture in 3 acres in Whitingeham.
Robert son of Richard de Goseneregh, a juror, absent. Verdict that
defendants, except Richard de Goseniere, have broken up (frussuerunt) and
appropriated 3 acres. Judgment for plaintiff against all but Richard de
Goseniere, and for Richard v. plaintiff. Damages 2s.
Novel disseisin—Peter son of Robert de Hewud v.
Gervase de Haliwell, Hawise his wife, Hugh son of Gervase
and Wimarca his wife re 2 acres in Hewude.
Andrew de Wytewurthe, William de Shamelesbiry and Peter de Medewycroft, jurors, absent. Verdict for plaintiff, with Judgment. Damages 2s.
Novel disseisin—William de Kingesle v. Richard de
Chernok re a messuage and 20 acres in Cherleg.
Thomas de Clophull, William Pictor, and Adam son of Adam de Perbald,
jurors, absent. Verdict—that defendant enfeoffed plaintiff of a certain waste,
in virtue of which plaintiff occupied defendant's land to the extent named,
and Richard forthwith took that land into his own hands. Judgment for
Novel disseisin—Richard de Whythingeham and Hawise
his wife v. William de Carleton re common of pasture in
Plaintiffs did not prosecute: surety, Robert son of Adam de Inskipe.
Mort d'Ancestor—Sigherith, in right of her nephew
Robert son of Otho her brother v. Thomas son of Mary
re 8 acres in Lathum.
Defendant says he has no claim but as guardian of Richard son of
Richard under age and in his ward. Case sine die till Richard be of age.
Novel disseisin—Eugenia de Radecliue v. Jordan de
Quickenslawe re 8 acres in Eggewurth.
William de Samelesbiri, a juror, absent. Verdict for plaintiff, with
Judgment. Damages 12s.
Novel disseisin—Adam de Byri v. Geoffrey de Radecliue re land, 6 feet wide by 60 feet long in Byry.
Verdict for plaintiff, with Judgment. Surety for defendant, Adam de
Radecliue. Damages 1d.
From the whole County of Lancaster, liberties excepted,
for its fine before Judgment—100li.
Mort d' Ancestor—Robert le Blund, in right of Robert
le Blund his father v. John son of William re 6 acres
Sine die till defendant be of age.
Writ of Right—Thomas Bussel v. Richard son of
Avice re 2 acres in Euckeston.
Defendant appeals to a Grand Assize. Robert de Stokeport (sworn),
Roger de Alleston (sworn), Thomas de Bythun (sworn), and Roger Gernet
(sworn), 4 Knights to choose 12 to form Jury of Grand Assize; the Jury
is chosen. Later the parties come to terms, Thomas giving ½ mark for leave;
surety, the said Richard. It is agreed that Thomas remits all claim, for
which Richard gives him 1 mark.
The Abbot of Cokersand gives ½ mark for leave to
concord with Jordan son of Torfin re land; and has a
Novel disseisin—Adam de Holaund v. Thomas Bussel
and William and Nicholas his sons re 1 acre in Eukeston.
Verdict for plaintiff, with Judgment. Damages 12d.
m. 3 dorso.
Novel disseisin—Eve daughter of Ralph v. Nicholas
son of John re freehold in Auton.
Eve did not prosecute and has no sureties, therefore nothing.
Novel disseisin—Richard Banastre v. William son of
Henry and William son of John Bekanesho re 4 acres
Verdict for defendants, with Judgment.
Warranty of Charter—William son of Robert v.
Adam son of Mary re 1½ acre in Houwyk.
Plaintiff did not prosecute: surety, Robert son of Norman de Langeton;
he had not another surety.
Dower—Robert de Rybbelcestre and Amabel his wife
v. William Mutun.
Plaintiffs did not prosecute; sureties, Richard son of Jordan de Wetelay
and Richard son of Uthred de Halueston.
Novel disseisin—William son of William and Alice
his wife v. Syward de Derewent, Julliana his wife and
Adam son of Syward re 1 acre of land belonging to the
4th part of Halsnade.
Adam was attached by Thomas de Waterfal and Roger de Quicstan.
Verdict for plaintiffs, with Judgment. Surety for Syward, Henry de
Whalegh. Damages 12d.
Novel disseisin—Alan de Birkestad v. Adam de
Bikerstad, Simon his brother, Gilbert de Rohal, Roger
de Birkestade, Walter de Birkestade and Richard de
Birkestad re a third of half a carucate in Birkestad.
Later, Alan withdraws: sureties, William de Bykerstad and Richard del
Bank; surety for fine, Adam de Bikerstad.
Novel disseisin—Jordan de Kircham v. Bernard de
Mitune, Walter de Barton, Ranulph de Gosenargh,
Benedict de Biseligh, and Hugh de Middelton re common
of pasture in 30 acres in Gosenharegh.
Same v. same and Adam de Wirhal re obstruction
of a way in Gosenargh.
Verdict—that defendants broke up for cultivation 30 acres &c. and
blocked the access of plaintiff to his pasture. Judgment for plaintiff in each
case, and the road to be as it was (sit sic esse solebat). Damages 2s.
John de Monasteriis fined for wrongful detention from
Agnes daughter of Geoffrey de Monasteriis, as appears
on the Roll of Roger de Thirkelby and his fellows in Eyre
in com. Ebor.
Ralph de Levington gives 1 mark for leave to concord
with Alan le Noreys and Margery his wife, in plea of
Warranty of Charter, and has a chirograph.
It appears from the Fine that the Warranty was for 10 oxgangs in
Staffol, co. Cumberland. (Lancashire Fines, p. 100, no. 127).
Geoffrey de Middleton gives ½ mark for leave to concord
with Roger son of Robert de Middelton in plea of
Wager of Law; surety, Adam de Blakeburn.
Warranty of Charter—Robert de Molinaus v. Adam de
Mulinaus re a carucate in Thorneton.
Plaintiff withdraws; sureties, Walter de Scarisbrek and Henry de
Writ of Utrum—Robert Blundel parson of Hacton
[Aughton] church v. Maddock son of Lewel and Quenilda
late wife of Richard le Waleys re 2 oxgangs in Hacton.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, William Doomsman (Judicator)
of Litherlaund and Walter de Scharesbek.
Novel disseisin—Alan de Bikerstat v. Adam de
Bykerstat and others re common of pasture in Birkerstat.
Plaintiff withdraws; sureties, Alan de Windul and William de Waleton;
sureties for fine, William de Waleton and Richard de Sud.
William de Lancastre appoints as his attorney William
de Mulineus or Richard de Kyrkeby v. William son of
Ketel in plea of land; and v. Adam son of Jordan de
Lingard and others in similar plea.
Henry de Mitton acknowledges that he owes to Avice
late wife of Adam son of Gilbert ½ mark, to be paid
yearly at two terms—half at Whitsuntide and half at
the Nativity of our Lord—for the wardship of Adam
son of the said Avice, while under age, and she to keep
him till of age, with power to destrain, &c.
Novel disseisin—Roger de Brochol v. Matilda de
Ribbeton, Robert and William her sons and Richard de
Ellesleia, re common of pasture in 4 acres in Brochol.
Verdict for plaintiff with Judgment. Damages 2s.
Writ of Right—Robert de Samplesbiry, Adam, James
and Roger, his brothers v. William de Samplesbiry re 3
parts of 8 oxgangs in Shamplesbiry.
Plaintiffs claim the 3 parts as their reasonable share of the inheritance
of Roger de Shamplesbiry, father of Robert, Adam and James, lately
deceased, whose heirs they are. One Cospatrik their ancestor was seised
thereof in fee in the time of King John, the now King's father, and died
seised of this and other lands and tenements; after his death the right
descended to his four sons Roger, the eldest, Richard, Uctred, and Alan,
among whom the said tenement was divided; Roger, the eldest son and
father of the plaintiffs, having for his share 8 oxgangs of which they each
now seek their share, viz., each an oxgang and a half and one fifth of an
Defendant admits that Cospatric was seized of 14 oxgangs in the said
vill, but says he enfeoffed the said Richard, Uctred and Alan his sons, each
of them of 2 oxgangs, and of the other 8 died seised; and Roger, his firstborn son, succeeded to these as heir. The said 8 oxgangs were never
divisible nor divided.
Robert, Adam and James offer the King 1 mark for an enquiry; surety
Thomas de Quick; and William offers 1 mark for the same; sureties, Roger
de Astan and Adam de Hothon. An enquiry ordered.
Later, defendant gives ½ mark for leave to come to terms; surety, Adam
de Hocgton; and has a chirograph. (Lancashire Fines, p. 99, no. 109).
Mort d'Ancestor—Robert son of Stephen de Preston,
in right of the said Stephen v. William son of Walter
(as to a messuage and 3½ acres of land), William son of
Gunne (as to 1 rood of meadow) and William son of
Astin (as to 1 rood of meadow) re a messuage and 3½
acres of land and 2 roods of meadow in Preston.
Defendants say no action lies; for plaintiff lately sued them in Preston
court on a writ of Right, after which no writ of Mort d'Ancestor runs.
This plaintiff admits and is nonsuited; surety Richard son of Godith.
Novel disseisin—Richard Whithand, Alice his wife,
Henry de Lascell and Agnes his wife v. Alan de Windehull, Hugh le Seriaunt, Adam son of Hucgtred, John
son of Beatrice, William de Cockeshull, Henry Trebuch,
Richard son of Uctred, Henry Swan and Kenewreg his
brother, Leising de Windehull and Adam his son, Gilbert
de Groneg, Henry Spere, Adam son of William le Harper,
Thomas de Brakenwait, Hugh de Crochurst, William and
Adam his sons, Cecily de Reinford, Robert Miller, Hugh
sons of Siward and Adam Herlot re 10 acres of land in
Alan, John and Henry Trebuch appear, but not the other defendants,
Adam is attached by Uctred his father; William, by Richard Clerk and
Alexander de Windehull; Richard son of Uctred, by Adam and William his
brothers; Henry Suan, by William Bark and Adam Little (parvum); Leising,
by William his son and Adam Rabuck; Gilbert, by Patrick and Roger
sons of Alured; Henry Spere, by Henry son of Arkel and Thomas son of
Godrit; Hugh de Crokhurst, by Alan de Windehull and Hugh de Middelton;
William son of Hugh, by Robert de Thorinton and Roger de Molineaus;
Adam, by Adam de Bulling and Henry son of George; Cecily, by Henry
de Wlaukelawe; and Robert Miller, Hugh son of Siward and Adam Herlot,
were not attached, not having been found.
Verdict for plaintiff for 10 acres, to wit, certain moor and certain wood.
Judgment accordingly. Damages 12d.
Acquittance of Service—Robert de Molineus v. Adam
de Mulinaus re service which William de Ferrers, Earl of
Derby, guardians of the lands and heir of Almaric le
Butyler, exacts for freehold held of defendant in Thorneton.
Plaintiff says that one William le Butyler compelled him to make suit
at his Court.
There being no mention in the writ that Adam should be mesne
(medius) between Robert and the said William, plaintiff is nonsuited: surety,
William de Waleton. (Lancashire Fines, p. 104, no. 121).
Warranty of Charter—The Prior of the Hospital of
S. John of Jerusalem in England v. William de Prees re
an oxgang and a half and 3 acres in Neuton.
Plaintiff does not prosecute; sureties, Roger son of Jordan de Nueton,
Richard son of Jordan de Neuton.
Proof of Freedom—William de Hamelton v. John son
of Geoffrey de Hacuneshond who claims him as his villein.
Plaintiff withdraws; sureties, Roger son of Halewart and Hugh son of
Alan de Wyrisdal; surety for William's fine, the said John son of Geoffrey.
Let it be known that William acknowledges he is a villein of the said John,
and he is delivered to John in the same Court.
m. 4 dorso.
William de Karleton gives ½ mark for leave to concord
with Robert de Stok, in a plea of Acquittance.
Fine made at Lancaster, 25 June, 1256—10 years later. The defendant was Robert de Stokeport, of whom William held 1½ carucate in
Karleton. (Lancashire Fines, p. 120, no. 147).
Mort d'Ancestor—Richard son of Adam de Staning,
in right of Adam v. Baldwin de Preston and Avice
his wife re a messuage and 2 acres of land in Ingol.
Defendants say that they claim only during the minority of John son
of William de Yeland whom William his father enfeoffed by charter produced. This is admitted by the plaintiff. Nonsuit.
Mort d'Ancestor—Warin de Corney v. Abbot of
Cokersand and others re 19 acres in Uproucheclive.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Simon son of William de Grenol and
John son of Roger de Pul.
Mort d'Ancestor—Alice daughter of Adam de Warton,
in right of Adam v. Roger Aylward re 4 acres in Warton.
Verdict for plaintiff, with Judgment.
Novel disseisin—Thomas Buscell, Stephen de Eukeston
and Avice his wife v. Henry de Whallay, Adam de
Holaund, Matthew and Richard his brothers, Richard
Carpentar, Henry his brother, Richard son of Alward,
William son of Swein, Roger Parden, Nicholas de Piner,
Robert de Pecco, Richard de Wulmore, Thomas de la
legh, Simon de Gerardeshalth, Hugh de Holaund, Thomas
de Whithenhull, Roger de Eukeston, Adam his brother,
Hamo de Werington, Walter de Holaund, Simon Redberd,
Adam Fivewinterald, Richard de Kiuerdal, Madin son of
William de Holaund, Gilbert Tailor of Holaund, Henry de
Holaund, Roger son of Thurstan de Holaund, William
son of Matilda, Geoffrey de Whallay, John de Blakeburne,
Henry son of William de Liveshay, Richard de Meluer,
Benedict de la Lawe, John de Rotholueswurth, Alexander
Daunger, Robert son of Richard de Hecles and Uctred
de Wallay re 4 acres of land in Eukeston.
Henry de Wallay, Adam de Holaund, Thomas de Withenhull and John
de Blakeburne appear. The others were attached viz. Richard and Matthew
brothers of Adam de Holaund, by Henry Spere, Thomas de Siuerleg, Richard
de Wulvemor; Thomas de la Legh, by Henry son of Arkel and Henry Spere;
Hamo, by Henry son of Martin de Holecroft and Hugh de Fayrwa; Thomas
de Withenhull, by Adam Widfare and Gilbert de Westeley; Roger de Eukiston,
by Richard Judge (Judicem) of Eukeston and William de Swiney. Richard
de Kiuerdal, by Gospatric de Kiuerdale and Peter de Kiuerdale; Madin, by
Richard son of William and Robert son of Juliana; Geoffrey de Whallay, by
Patrick le Harper and Benedict son of Ranulph de Billington; Henry son
of William de Livesley, by Richard de Witton and William Bagger; Richard
de Melwrith, by Robert de Melwrith and William Bacun; Robert son of
Richard, by William Liveshey and Jordan de Eccleshull; the others not
Verdict for Plaintiffs against all but John de Blakeburne: Judgment
accordingly. Damages ½ mark.
Novel disseisin—William de Derusbiri, John de Sutton,
Alan le Norreis and William le Norreis v. Adam son of
William Blundel re common of pasture in Sutton.
Defendant admits that he has enclosed and appropriated one acre.
Judgment for Plaintiffs. Defendant to custody, later fined ½ mark;
sureties, Alan le Norreis, William le Norreis.
Novel disseisin—Quenilda de Slaneden v. Matthew son
of Adam, Henry son of Ivo and Agnes his mother re ½
oxgang in Humfridesfeld.
Matthew does not come, and was attached by Adam de Rodes, and
Peter de Hallestud; case proceeds in default.
Verdict, that defendants disseised Plaintiff, but before the term named;
Judgment for defendants.
Novel disseisin—Elias le Harpur and Alice his wife
v. Elias de Dene and Thomas de Stanlawe re common
of pasture in Reved.
Plaintiffs do not prosecute; sureties, Robert de Kuntecliue and Adam
son of Henry de Reued.
Novel disseisin—William de Hauckeswurth v. Richard
son of Alan re 7½ acres in Dillesworth.
Verdict for Plaintiff, with Judgment. Damages 4s.
Mort d'Ancestor—Edith daughter of Ranulph v. Ranulph
son of Jordan re 3 acres in Lindale.
Plaintiff does not prosecute; sureties, Thomas de Lindale and Gregory son
Dower—Juliana late wife of Henry de Waleton v.
Richard son of Henry re a third of 12 oxgangs in
Wavertre and re a third of 4 oxgangs in Kirkedale, as
Defendant calls to warrant William son of Henry de Waleton, who
says he ought not to answer, for Juliana got her dower before Robert de
Lexinton and his fellows, and it was agreed that Juliana should quitclaim
all her rights in all the said lands of the said Henry, her late husband, for
certain lands and tenements which William granted viz. 4 oxgangs in Neusum,
2 in demesne and 2 in service, and 3 oxgangs in Wavertre in demesne, and
40 acres of waste in Waleton, reserving to Juliana the dower she held before.
The rolls of that Eyre are searched and testify to this effect. Nonsuit.
Surety for plaintiff, Richard de Waleton. (Lancashire Fines, p. 101,
Writ of Utrum—Whether 16 acres of land in
Samelesbiry be free alms pertaining to the Church of
Samelesbiry, whereof the Abbot of Stanlawe is parson,
or the lay fee of William de Samelesbiry.
The Abbot says that one Henry his predecessor, late parson of the said
Church, was seised in fee, as in right of his Church, in the time of the now
King. William calls to warrant Eadmund son and heir of John de Lascy
Earl of Lincoln, who is under age and in the King's custody, claiming by
charter of Roger de Lascy grandfather of Eadmund. Sine die till Eadmund
be of age.
Mort d'Ancestor—Mariota wife of Henry de Yolton
and Sigherith her sister, in right of Walthef de Clafton
their father v. Roger le Fraunceis (holding 2 oxgangs) and
Uctred Plat (holding 2 oxgangs) re 4 oxgangs of land in
Defendants say that Mariota and Sigherid were born long before
Waltheof espoused their mothers. Henry de Yolton gives ½ mark for leave
to concord; surety, John son of Walthef; and Uctred gives also ½ mark;
surety, Roger le Fraunceis; and they have a chirograph. Sigherith, being
under age, is granted 1 oxgang till of age, so that she, when of age, may be
able to sue for the whole of the said land if she wish. (Lancashire
Fines, p. 104, no. 122.)
Novel disseisin— Ranulph de Hole and Sabina his wife
v. Abbot of Deula Cresse re tenement in Brune.
Plaintiff withdraws; sureties, William de Hull, Robert son of Adam
Acquittance of Service—William de Karleton v. Robert
de Stoks re service exacted by William de Lancastre for
freehold held of defendant in Karleton.
Plaintiff says that William de Lancastre compels him to make suit
every three weeks at his Court at Geirstak. Defendant admits that plaintiff
holds of him. Plaintiff gives ½ mark for leave to concord, and Robert agrees
to acquit him of the service, and is told to go to the said Court and do so.
(Lancashire Fines, p. 120, no. 147.)
Novel disseisin—John de Leh v. Avice de Ingol re
2 acres of land in Ingol.
Verdict for plaintiff, with Judgment. Baldwin de Preston, husband of
Avice, fined. Damages 2s.
Novel disseisin—Richard son of Robert v. Robert de
Faleghes and others re common of pasture in Gosenarch.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Richard de Hacton and Richard de
Novel disseisin—Adam de Ekleston v. William de
Lancastre and others re tenement in Ecleston.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, John de Orhil and Richard de
Novel disseisin—Matilda late wife of Thomas de
Whitingham v. Alexander Clerk, Matilda his wife and
Ranulph de Gosenar re a messuage and an acre of land
Defendants say that plaintiff lies, for they and Alice wife of Ranulph sued
one Alice de Syngelton for the said tenement on a writ of Right; and it
was agreed that Alice should give up the same as the right of Matilda
and Alice. Plaintiff says that she sued the said Alice for the same at
Westminster, as her dower, and Alice came and surrendered the premises
to her: and plaintiff took the King's writ to the Sheriff of Lancashire,
and Richard le Butyler then Sheriff put her in seisin, and she held for 10
weeks till Alexander and the others ejected her. The defendants admit this.
Judgment for plaintiff with damages, which are taxed by the jury at 2s.
Alice late wife of Alan de Singelton gives ½ mark
for leave to concord with William son of Alan, in plea
of fine made.
Lancashire Fines, p. 92, no. 100.
Margery wife of Alan le Norreis appoints the said
Alan her attorney v. Matilda de Ingoles in plea of debt.
m. 5 dorso.
Mort d'Ancestor—Benedict Blundell, in right of Simon
his father v. William Russell and Amabel his wife re an
oxgang in Barton.
Defendants call to warrant Richard son and heir of William Blundel
who comes and warrants.
It is agreed that defendants shall hold in peace, and Richard makes
exchange to Benedict to the same value.
Entry—Thomas de Sivredeleg v. Roger son of Henry
and Alice his wife re 8 acres in Siurdeleg.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Adam de Pemberton and William
de Billing. Later plaintiff comes and pursues his writ, &c. [fine erased].
Dower—Suunyna late wife of William de Grenhull
v. William de Lancastre re tenements in Kerneford.
Plantiff did not prosecute; sureties, Michael de Greenhol and William
Novel disseisin—Ralph de Mitton v. Jordan son of
Ralph re common of pasture in Cheydesleg, of which
defendant has assarted and worked about 20 acres and
reduced them to culture.
Verdict for plaintiff for 2 acres only: Judgment accordingly. Damages 2s.
Obstruction—Richard de Winkedeleg v. Richard de
Monleg, Ralph his son, Richard de Daniscole and Osbert
his son re obstruction of a way in Autton.
Plaintiff says that he cannot get to his pasture and land, to cultivate
it, as conveniently as he used to. Verdict for plaintiff. Judgment—that
the obstruction be removed at defendant's charge. Sureties for defendant,
Robert de Wikedele and John de Bradhull. Damages 2s.
Mort d'Ancestor—Richard de Wurkedeleg, in right of
Roger his father v. William son of Odo re 8 acres of
land in Barton.
Defendant calls to warrant Gilbert de Barton, who denies that Roger
died seised of the land. Verdict—that Roger was ejected by Gilbert two
years before his death. Judgment for defendant. Surety for plaintiff,
Gilbert de Kulcheth.
Novel disseisin—Adam de Radcliue v. Adam de parva
Leure re 12 acres arable and 80 acres waste in Radecliue.
Verdict and Judgment for defendant. The jury find in addition that
Adam de Leure disseised Adam de Radcliue of a wood in the said waste,
and of part of the waste. Judgment for plaintiff for this amount. Surety
for defendant, Roger de parva Boulton. Damages 12d.
Writ of Entry—Ralph de Mitton v. John de Winkedeleg
and Robert his son re 10 acres of land in Acton, in
which they have no entry except through Simon de
Grenehurst, to whom Robert de Mitton father of Ralph,
his heir, demised it for a term now expired.
Defendants admit that they have entry through Simon, but say that he
was enfeoffed by Hugh de Mitton, not by Robert. Each party gives
½ mark for a trial. The jury, elected by consent of the parties, say that
Simon was never enfeoffed nor held in fee but for a term. Judgment for
John son of Henry de Hewode and Avice his wife
acknowledge that they have given to Reyner de Arches
his heirs and assigns all their lands, without exception, in
Hapton, which Thomas Clerk of Halvetham gave to the
said John in marriage with Avice; as is more fully
contained in a grant of John and Avice which Reyner
John Arbalaster [Ballistarius] gives one mark for leave
to concord with Eve, late wife of Geoffrey Arbalaster
[Ballistarius] as to dower, and has a chirograph.
Lancashire Fines, p. 96, no. 104.
Writ of Right—William son of Simon v. William
son of Richard re 22 acres in Alithweit.
Defendant has put himself on the grand assize, but does not appear on
the fourth day. The land seized into the King's hands, and defendant
ordered to be at York on Wednesday after Martinmas.
Novel disseisin—Richard Travers v. Adam de Hutune
and Richard de Hutune re right of estover in Adam's
wood in Hutun.
Adam says that the wood is owned by defendants, and plaintiff has no
ground in the wood that he can show. Plaintiff nonsuited, with leave to
proceed by another writ if he can.
Mort d'Ancestor—Adam son of Rygherigh v. Gilbert
son of Gilbert Smith [Faber] and many others.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Alan de Ruynacres and Maddoc de
Proof of Freedom—Peter de Burnul v. Siward son of
Matilda whom he claims as his fugitive villein (nativum
Siward comes not on the fourth day, and this day was appointed for
him to prove his freedom before the Justices, but he does not proceed.
Sureties, Jordan de Pecwurtham and William de Whithull.
Mort d'Ancestor—Adam son of Emma v. Adam le
Chef re half an oxgang in Farnwurth.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Adam de parva Leure and John
de Magna Leure. Later Adam appears. [Fine erased].
Novel disseisin—William son of Absalon and Eduth
his wife v. Stephen son of Thomas re one oxgang and a
messuage in Wythington.
Stephen says that William gave him the premises in free marriage with
Avice his daughter and enfeoffed him thereof by deed produced, and relies
on the jury of the said Assize and on the witnesses named in the said deed.
Verdict and Judgment for defendant.
Mort d'Ancestor—Adam de Farnwurth, in right of
Emma his mother v. Adam le Chef re half an oxgang
Verdict, that Emma died before the term named. Later the parties come
to terms, Adam le Chef paying half a mark for leave; surety, Adam son
Adam de Radeclyue, a juror of that Assize, pays a fine of 40s. for
himself and eleven fellows, for trespass.
Mort d'Ancestor—William son of William Godman v.
Abbot of Cokersand re one oxgang and 6 acres in Gayrstang.
Plaintiff withdraws: he and sureties fined viz. Richard son of William
Godman and William son of Hamo de Bilburgh.
Dower—Alice late wife of Elyas de Plesinton v.
Abbot of Kyrkestal re a third of 5 oxgangs in Huncotes,
It appears that plaintiff has received a part of her dower. Nonsuit—
with leave to proceed by another writ.
Mort d' Ancestor—Sibilla wife of Adam de Lairebrech,
in right of Agnes daughter of Adam her sister v. Adam
son of Robert de Pulton re a toft and an acre in Pulton.
Defendant says that plaintiff had a sister of the same father and mother,
Avice by name, who had a daughter Alice still living, apart from whom
plaintiff cannot claim. Plaintiff nonsuited.
Mort d' Ancestor—Alan Forester, in right of Hugh
his father v. Avice late wife of Hugh (holding 10 acres),
Hugh son of Avice (holding 10 acres), and William le
Forester (holding 12 acres) re 32 acres in Elhale.
Defendants say that Alan had an elder brother Robert, who had several
children, now living, by his lawful wife. Plaintiff nonsuited.
Writ of Entry—Michael son of Michael de Thornton v.
Richard son of Michael re 2 oxgangs in Trefeld.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Roger de Shingelton and Roger de
m. 6 dorso.
John son of Robert gives half a mark for leave to
concord with William de Meoles, in plea of land.
Lancashire Fines, p. 102, no. 115.
Dower—Sibilla late [wife] of Alan son of Warin v.
Stephen son of Kenwrek re a third of 2 oxgangs in
Simundeston, as dower.
Defendant says that plaintiff was never joined in lawful wedlock.
Nonsuit; mandate to Bishop of Chester for Convocation to enquire before
him into the truth of the matter, and report by letters patent.
Breach of Covenant—William son of William de
Tunstall v. William son of Thomas de Tunstall re 2
oxgangs in Tunstall.
Covenant made between Thomas de Tunstall father of defendant, his
heir, and William de Tunstall father of plaintiff, his heir, to the effect
that Thomas gave to William the service of one Roger brother of Thomas,
for 2 oxgangs which Roger held of him in Tunstall, with remainder, if Roger
died without heir of his body, to William son of William to hold in his
own demesne, quit of Thomas and his heirs for ever.
Plaintiff says that William his father died seised of the service of Roger
and as William died before Roger, who died without issue, the land should
come to plaintiff as son and heir: he claims damages 40s., and produces
the chirograph. (Cf. Lancashire Fines, p. 48, no. 15.)
Defendant says that William father of William was never in seisin of
the service of the said Roger nor of the land.
The parties come to terms, defendant giving 20s. for leave by surety
of plaintiff, and they have a chirograph.
Writ of Entry—Roger de Asteleg v. Alexander de
Tyldesleg re half an oxgang in Asteleg demised by
plaintiff to defendant for a term now expired.
Judgment for plaintiff. Surety for defendant, Richard de Pyninton.
Novel disseisin—Adam son of Alexander de Radeclyue
and Peter son of Adam v. Adam son of William de
Radeclyue re common of pasture in Radeclyue, about 4
acres, in which defendant has dug for minerals (minera).
Same v. same, before the same jury, re 3 acres in
the same vill.
Robert de Sipwaldbotle, a juror, absent. Verdict, as to the 3 acres, for
plaintiffs, with Judgment. Damages 12d.
Verdict, as to common of pasture—that plaintiffs have ample pasture
for all their beasts: Judgment for defendant.
Dower—Alice late wife of John de Walton v. Gregory
son of Adam re a third of 2 oxgangs &c. in Waleton,
Plaintiff comes and acknowledges that Gregory has satisfied her claim,
and she is content. Defendant fined for not doing so before.
Robert de Mulinaus gives half a mark for leave to
concord with Adam de Molinaus in a plea of Acquittance,
by surety of the said Adam, and they have a chirograph.
Lancashire Fines, p. 104, no. 121.
Elyas de Cnolle gives half a mark for leave to concord
with Adam de Palay and Christian his wife in plea of
Warranty of Charter: surety, Richard de Knolle.
Novel disseisin—Robert son of Adam v. William de
Carleton re headlands (chevescis) in several places in
Inscype, containing about 2 acres.
Henry de Forton, a juror, absent. Verdict for defendant, with Judgment.
Novel disseisin—Richard de Wytingham and Hawise
his wife v. William de Karlton and others re tenements
Plaintiffs did not prosecute; sureties, Robert son of Adam de Inscip
and Roger Spark.
Novel disseisin—Simon de Halsal v. Adam de Mulineus and others re a tenement in Maghal.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Richard son of Simon and
Richard son of William.
Proof of Freedom— Gilbert de Nutehil and Adam le
Erl v. William parson of Flyxton Church, who claims
them as his fugitive villeins (nativos et fugitivos suos).
Defendant comes not on the fourth day; sureties, Hugh son of
Alward and William son of the same. Gilbert and Adam dismissed
Novel disseisin—Gilbert de Kiuerdale v. Richard Banastre re 3 acres in Kiuerdale.
Verdict for plaintiff, with Judgment. Sureties for defendant, Adam
son of Lagheman and Richard de Whetelegh. Damages 2s.
Novel disseisin—Robert de Penelbyry v. Roger son of
Elyas and John son of Robert re 12 acres in Halcghton.
Verdict—that the land is not Robert's separate property but his common
pasture. Judgment for defendants. Surety for plaintiff, Richard de
Agnes, late wife of German de Flixton, who brought
two writs v. the Sheriff of Lancaster for the restoration
of the chattels and animals of the said Agnes, which
Henry de Thorbok and Henry son of Wenn took and
detained, does not prosecute; sureties, Ranulph son of Richard
de Warnwathe and Simon de Boxton.
Writ of Entry—Adam son of William v. Richard
Banastre re 2 acres in Bretherton.
Defendant has no entry except through Adam Banastre, to whom
William son of Ulkelf, whose son and heir plaintiff is, demised for a term now
past. Defendant claims through Adam Banastre, his father, who took possession
of the land as his villenage, as the plaintiff's father was villein of Adam and
held in villenage. Both parties demand a trial, and Richard gives one mark
for a jury. Afterwards they come to terms, Adam giving half a mark for
leave; surety, the Prior of Lythum. (Lancashire Fines, p. 96, no. 103.)
Nativity—The same Richard withdraws his writ (de
nativitate) v. the said Adam: sureties, Roger son of
Hervey and John son of Adam.
Mort d' Ancestor—Geoffrey de Byron, in right of Richard
de Byron his brother v. Geoffrey de Wyrkesl re 12 acres
William de Magna Leure, a juror, absent. Verdict—that Richard died
seised, and Geoffrey is his next heir. Judgment for plaintiff.
Novel disseisin—Andrew de Choller, Ailward Thagun
and Roger de Pilkenton v. Robert de Stapleton, Thomas
de Cutheworth and Henry le Low re 20 acres in Shollere.
Defendants not present; not attached, being of the county of York;
William de Middleton, a juror, absent. Verdict that defendants removed
bracken and rushes (feugeram et cooperturam) which were on the land and did
not allow the plaintiffs to use it. Judgment for plaintiffs. Damages 2s.
Novel disseisin—Siward de Derewent and Cecily his
wife v. William son of William Assolf, William, Adam
and John, his sons and Ralph son of Emma re common
of pasture in one acre in Holsnade.
William son of William Assolf absent, attached by Henry his brother
and Roger son of Simon de Quicstan: Elias de Thorboc, a juror, absent.
Verdict—that defendants broke up and enclosed (frussauerunt et incluserunt) about half an acre only. Judgment accordingly. Damages 12d.
m. 7 dorso.
Novel disseisin—Alice de Liverseg v. Richard son of
Andrew de Hunneswurthefeld re common of pasture in
Honeworthesfeld, 1 acre.
Plaintiff says that Robert de Liverseg her father had common of
pasture in 1 acre, in the time of John, the King's father that now is,
and on his death the right descended to plaintiff as daughter and heir,
who claims 20s. damage for loss.
Defendant admits the right to common after the crops and hay were
carried, and denies that he ever interfered with this right. Andrew his
father died seised of the land, and Matthew, father of Andrew, held it
all his time in his separate take—neither Alice nor any of her ancestors
had common there till after the crops of hay were carried—he claims a
trial. And plaintiff gives 1 mark for a jury; sureties, Henry le Wilde of
Buterwurth and Thomas his brother.
Verdict of Jury, elected by consent—that Robert de Liverseg, father
of Alice, died seised of common of pasture in the said acre, and could
common there all the year with all his cattle. Judgment for plaintiff.
Nuisance—Roger de Birkel v. Geoffrey de Middelton re
a pond (stagnum) constructed in Bure which detains water
and floods plaintiff's land.
Adam de Biry v. same re same.
Verdict for defendant in latter case, and for plaintiff in former, in that
defendant when he made the pond diverted the water and laid waste
Roger's land. Judgment that the pond be destroyed (prosternetur) so far
as it is a hurt.
Afterwards it is agreed that the pond remain as it was when the writ
was issued on the defendant undertaking to pay a rent of half a mark yearly
for ever, by equal portions at Martinmas and Whitsuntide, with liberty to
distrain for rent on the stones of the said mill and the waterflow (per
lapides eidem molendino et fusum) in case of default.
Novel disseisin—Agnes daughter of Richard de Salisbyry and Avice her sister v. Hugh son of Ranulph re
a fourth part of the vill of Salesbyry.
Defendant absent; surety William de Thorenton.
Verdict—that Agnes and Avice recovered seisin before the last Justices
in Eyre. Judgment for plaintiff, damages ½ mark.
Novel disseisin—Roger son of Adam v. Ralph de
Kellet re 2 oxgangs in Slyne.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Roger Playrd of Kertmel and
Gospatric son of William de Balton.
Novel disseisin—Thomas Bussel of Eukestan, Richard
de Stanediss and Stephen de Armetheriding v. Adam de
Holaund, Thomas de Leghis and Richard de Eukeston
re a parcel of land, about 1 acre, in Eukeston.
Thomas de Leghes attached by Henry Spere and Henry son of Airkell;
Richard de Eukeston, by Nicholas de Eukeston and Roger de Kerden. William
Painter (Pictor), a juror, absent. Verdict—that Adam and the others had
common of pasture in the land, which is not plaintiffs' freehold.
Judgment for defendants.
Mort d'Ancestor—Christian wife of Robert son of
Gene, in right of Jost de Thochol her father v. John
de Lewed re 16 acres in Thocol.
Defendant says that the land came to him in marriage with one Edusa
his wife and he has no claim till after her death, and he has issue by her
one Henry his son under age and in his ward. Josctius and Christian
cannot deny this. Judgment for defendant.
Novel disseisin—Roger de Hurleton v. Robert de
Morcroft re 1 acre in Hurleton.
Verdict for defendant with Judgment.
Mort d' Ancestor—Richard de Flixton v. Wigan de
Lachok re 12 acres in Lachok.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Geoffrey de Clascrok and Robert
son of Wolueter de Clascrok.
Novel disseisin—Alice de Liverseg v. Patrick son of
Michael, Richard son of Andrew, William son of Beatrice,
Henry son of Ivo, Roger son of Adam and Michael de
Lightholevers re common of pasture in about 8 acres in
Patrick attached by Alward de Buterwurth and Walter de Kleg.
Verdict—that defendants enclosed and broke up about 8 acres. Judgment
for plaintiff. Damages 2s.
Gilbert de Barton gives 20s. for leave to concord with
Thomas Gresley in plea of Custom and Service; surety,
Matthew de Redeman.
Lancashire Fines, p. 93, no. 101.
John de Blakeburn gives 1 mark for leave to concord
with same Thomas in plea as to why he hunted in the
forest of the said Thomas; sureties, Geoffrey de Middelton
and Gilbert de Culchef. Richard de Alreton and Henry
de Whallay give 1 mark for same; sureties, Ralph de
Mitton and Roger de Bradshag. And the said John,
Richard, and Henry acknowledge that they have no
right of chace in the said forest, and that they and
their heirs will not hunt there without the leave and
will of Thomas and his heirs.
Proof of Freedom—Robert son of Hugh v. Richard
de Muston who claims him as his fugitive villein.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Adam le Chef de Farnworth
and Roger son of Sigherith de Farnworth.
Novel disseisin—Adam de Sunderland v. Hugh de
Osbaldeston and Robert de Stodelhirl re common of
pasture in Osbaldeston
Geoffrey de Quallay, a juror, fined for trespass. Verdict for
plaintiff, with Judgment. Damages 6s.
Novel disseisin—John son of Henry de Heghwude
and Avice his wife v. Thomas de Halwetham clerk
and Roger and William his sons re 8 acres in Hapton.
Thomas admits the disseisin. Judgment for plaintiff. Surety for
Thomas, Richard Fitun. Damages 16s.
Writ of Entry—Jordan Cullot and Matilda his wife v.
Robert le Feure of Cliderhow re 1 toft in Cliderhow.
Defendant admits that he has no entry except through Alexander
Creaunt father of Matilda (his heir), who demised it to him for a term
now past, Judgment for plaintiffs.
Hugh Queor de Rey gives ½ mark for leave to concord
with Hugh son of William and Cecily his wife and
Henry de Dunham and Hawise his wife, in plea of land;
surety, Hugh son of William; and has a chirograph.
Lancashire Fines, p. 105, no. 123.
Writ of Entry—Margery daughter of Albert v. Robert
de Bothelton and Godith his wife and Matilda daughter
of Walter de Atton re 1 oxgang in Clayton.
Plaintiff says that defendants have no entry save through Richard del
Feld to whom Albert de Clayton, father of Margery (his heir), demised for
a term now past. Defendants say that Matilda has a husband, Roger le
Fraunceis by name, who is not named in the writ. Plaintiff nonsuited.
No fine on account of her poverty.
Writ of Entry—William son of Ailsy v. Robert de
Boulton re 18 acres in Claiton.
Plaintiff claims that the land was demised to defendant by Ailsy de
Claiton for a term now past.
Defendant says that Ailsy gave him the land and enfeoffed him by
charter produced: and as plaintiff shows nothing as to the term, and
defendant produces the charter, Judgment for defendant. No fine because
of plaintiff's poverty.
Writ of Right—Abbot of Caudre v. Prior of Cunigesheued. Day given at Appleby on the morrow of S.
Martin. The Abbot appoints Brother Walter, his monk,
Quonyna wife of Roger Gernet appoints her husband
her attorney v. William son of Uctred and others, in
plea of land.
Richard de Dutton gives ½ mark for leave to concord
with Richard son of Vivian and Hugh Gogard, in plea of
land; surety, Henry de Whalley.
Lancashire Fines, p. 97, no. 106.
m. 8 dorso.
Writ of Entry—Richard son of Richard le Feriman v.
Richard Clerk of Crouington re an oxgang in Crouington.
Defendant absent on the fourth day, and elsewhere has made default;
Sheriff has seized the land into the King's hands. Judgment for plaintiff.
Dower—Hawise late wife of Robert Corbin v. Henry
de Waleton re a third of one oxgang in Hulm, as dower.
Defendant denies that Robert Corbin was ever seised in fee, and asks
a trial. Afterwards the parties come to terms, Henry giving ½ mark for
leave (surety, Roger de Mulinaus) and it is agreed that Hawise remit all
claim on receipt of 10s. from Henry.
Mort d'Ancestor—Alice and Aldusa, in right of William
de Raidewath their father v. Alexander son of Robert
re ½ acre and 4 perches in Chadewik.
Adam de Thornam and Robert [erased] William de Middelton, jurors,
absent. Verdict—William died seised, and Alice and Aldusa are his heirs.
Judgment for plaintiffs.
Novel disseisin—Swain son of Osbert v. Richard de
Frekelton, Adam de Shyngelton and Adam his son re
2 parts of 2 acres in Frekelton.
Verdict—that Adam de Shingelton and Adam his son disseised the
plaintiff. Judgment for plaintiff against these two, and for Richard de
Frekelton against the plaintiff. Damages 12d.
Novel disseisin—Roger de Melling and Robert de
Mulinaus v. Simon de Wadacre, William de Witnes,
Robert Bakere and Richard his brother re 1 acre in
Simon alone appears. William was attached by John de Widnes and
Richard de Hupton; other defendants not found.
Verdict for defendants; Judgment accordingly. Surety for Simon's
fine William de Litherland. Damages 12d.
Novel disseisin—Juliana late wife of Henry de Waleton
v. William de Waleton re 1 oxgang and 20 acres in
Waleton, and 8d. rent.
Verdict for plaintiff for 1 oxgang and 5 of the 20 acres. Judgment
for plaintiff for that amount, and for defendant for 15 acres and 8d. rent.
Plaintiff not fined because of her poverty. Sureties for defendant, Adam
de Cnousle and Henry de Ditton. Damages ½ mark.
Nativity—Abbot of Chester v. Hugh son of Wiun and
Robert son of Gregory, whom he claims as his fugitive
Plaintiff absent; sureties, Richard de Moston and Richard de Trafford.
Proof of Freedom—Hugh son of Alexander v. Abbot
of Chester, who claims him as his villein.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Thomas le Velur of Jacton and
Richard de Staining.
Novel disseisin—Richard son of Henry de Waleton v.
Maddoc son of Bledena and divers others re tenements in
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Alan de Ruynacres and Richard
Mort d'Ancestor—Robert le Eir, in right of Richard
his father v. Prior of Birscogh re 4 acres in Lathum.
William de Lidgyate, a juror, absent. Verdict—that Richard le Eyr, father
of plaintiff, only held a lease from year to year as tenant at will under
the Prior. Judgment for defendant. No fine, plaintiff poor.
Ranulph de Scharples acknowledges that he has by his
charter granted to Henry his brother a piece of land in
the vill of Scharples doing homage, viz.—that part
called Folescalis and the buildings thereon, within certain
bounds more fully named in the charter which is produced
by Henry in the name of Ranulph.
Novel disseisin—Agnes late wife of Richard son of
Robert v. Ralph son of Richard re a fifth of ½ oxgang in
Defendant absent on the fourth day. Sheriff has seized the land
into the King's hands. Judgment for Agnes.
Writ of right—Adam de Pemberton v. Peter de Burnhull
re 200 acres in Pemberton.
Plaintiff says that Alan his father was seised in fee in the time of King
Henry, grandfather to the now King, taking thence issues to the value of
½ mark, and the right descended to plaintiff as son and heir; and that
such is his right he offers to deraign (disrationare) by the body of a certain
free man of his, Philip by name, as by the view of Adam his father
(ut de visu Ade patris sui).
And Peter comes and defends (i.e. resists) Adam's right and the seisin of
the said Alan, his predecessor, and he is prepared to defend it by the body of
a certain free man of his, John de Cophull by name, who is ready to
defend it with his body as the Court shall decide; and it is decided that
John give gage to defend (vadium defendendi) and Philip give gage to
deraign (vadium disrationandi). Sureties for John, Richard de Trafford,
Adam de Radecliue, John de Blakeburne and Richard de Pynington;
sureties for Philip, Alan de Windhull, William de Pemberton, James de
Pemberton and John del Mers.
Day given them on the morrow of the octave of St. Martin at York
[19th November], and thither let them come armed.
Afterwards at Warr [Warwick] was a duel armed and fought (Duellum
armatum et percussum) between them: and the said Philip was vanquished
in the field. Judgment—that the said Peter and his heirs after him hold that
land in peace, quit of said Adam and his heirs for ever. And Adam is
fined, and Philip to gaol.
Richard le Buteller gives ½ mark for leave to concord
with Henry le Buteller in plea of Warranty of Charter;
surety the said Henry.
Lancashire Fines, p. 100, no. 111.
Writ of Entry—Brun de Pull, Margery his wife and
Ammiria her sister v. Richard le Butiller re 5 acres in
Plaintiffs say that the land is the inheritance of Margery and
Ammiria, and that defendant has no entry but by Gilbert son of Outhkell
to whom Outhkell de Wartbanc (who had only the custody of Margery
and Ammiria while under age) demised it.
Defendant says he should not respond, as he claims only as guardian
of Almeric son of Simon de Thorinton, a minor and in his ward, and
during whose minority he claims. Plaintiff nonsuited. No fine because
Warranty—Abbot of Cokersand v. Roger de Hurleton
re 48 acres in Hurleton.
Plaintiff holds by charter of Robert de Hurleton father of Roger, of
his gift and feoffment.
Later Roger comes to terms the Abbot paying ½ mark for leave.
Novel disseisin—Richard son of William and Simon
son of Gilbert v. Robert de Lathum, Simon de Haleshale,
Adam de Cnousle, Henry de Torboc senior, Thurstan de
Hoylaund, Henry son of Adam and Robert de Stratton
re the fourth part of 180 acres in Ruwinton.
Robert de Lathum, Simon, Adam and Thurstan, appear; the others
absent. Robert de Stratton attached by Adam his brother and Adam de
Deneby; the others not found.
Verdict—that the land is in Anlawesaregh, not in Rowington. Plaintiffs
nonsuited, with leave to proceed by another writ; sureties, Adam de
Haywod and John de Ruwington.
Novel disseisin—Andrew de Shalwer, Award Takun
and Roger de Pylkinton v. Simon son of Thomas de
Chaydok and John his brother re 5 acres in Chalwer.
William de Middelton and Henry de Hepethe, jurors, absent. Verdict
for defendants, with Judgment.
Robert de Mulinaus and Alice his wife acknowledge
that they have granted and quitclaimed to Grimbalde
de Elhal one oxgang in Elhal, which Robert had in free
marriage with the said Alice his wife, to hold of Robert
and Alice and the heirs of Alice for ever, as is more
fully shown in the charter which Grimbald possesses.
Mort d'Ancestor—Adam son of Thomas de Sengelton,
in right of his father v. Alexander Clerk re two parts
of an oxgang in Witingeham.
Defendant says the land is the inheritance of one Matilda his wife
who is not named in the writ.
Plaintiff nonsuited; excused fine being under age.
m. 9 dorso.
Novel disseisin—Thomas de Bethun v. William son of
Henry de Waleton and others re tenements in Botle.
Plaintiff withdraws; sureties, Adam de Octon and Richard de Thornton;
surety for fine, Roger Gernet of Burgh.
Dower—Richard de Birches and Margery his wife v.
Adam de Aldewainestath re dower wherein Martin son
of Adam, late husband of Margery, endowed her in that
Plaintiffs did not prosecute; sureties, Philip Page of Failesworth and
Jordan son of Adam de Tongton.
Novel disseisin—Adam Laweman and Richard Banastre
v. the Abbot of Evesham, Clemence late wife of Robert
Banastre, William parson of Leylond Church, Robert de
Farenton, Alan son of Jordan, John Biscop, John son of
Thomas, Ralph son of Richard, Adam son of Gilbert,
Simon de Waleton, William son of William, Richard son
of Richard, William son of Richard, Richard son of
Robert, Walter son of Geoffrey, John son of Robert,
John son of Richard and Robert son of Wilecons re
common of pasture in Waleton, where defendants have
broken up and enclosed 100 acres.
William parson of Leylund Church alone appears. The other defendants
were attached, viz.:—The Abbot, by Henry de Basag and Dobbe son of
Willecons; Clemence, by Richard son of Robert and Richard son of Walter;
Robert de Farenton, by William son of Ralph and Thomas son of William;
Alan son of Jordan, by Richard de Bulaye and John Ithgate; John son
of Thomas, by Thurstan his brother and Robert his brother; Ralph son of
Richard, by Thomas son of Tilla and John son of Thomas; Adam son
of Gilbert, by Gilbert son of Gilbert and Gemman his brother; Simon de
Waleton, by Peter Smith (Faber) and Moddoc de Waleton; William son
of William, by Peter Smith and Thomas son of William; Richard son of
Richard, by Hutte son of Thomas and Robert his brother; William son
of Richard, by Dobbe son of Ralph and Alcok his brother; Richard son of
Robert, by Augustine de Waleton and William son of Richard de Waleton;
Walter son of Geoffrey, by Thomas son of William and William son of
Crotha; John son of Robert, by Richard son of Abraham and Dobbe son
of Bibby; John son of Richard, by Henry his son-in-law and William
brother of John; John Biscop, by Robert son of Jordan and Henry his
brother; Robert son of Willecons by Ralph de Farenton and Henry de
As the Jury have not viewed, case adjourned to Wednesday, All
Later Henry Banastre, Adam Lagheman, and Richard Banastre are called
and come not; sureties William son of Avice de Colevill, Peter Smith
of Waleton, Robert le Gras and Geoffrey de Waleton.
Novel disseisin—Abbot of Cokysand v. Robert de
Netelham re 1 acre in Haton and Hansfeld.
Verdict for plaintiff with Judgment. Damages 12d.
Novel disseisin—Hugh Fitun v. Richard son of John
Fitun re common of pasture in Harewude, in a moor
and a wood.
Verdict for plaintiff with Judgment. Surety for defendant, Henry de
Claiton. Damages 2s.
Novel disseisin—Walter de Blossevill v. William de
Lancastre and others re tenements in Wolueston.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Luke de Colum of the county of
Buckingham, and Thomas de Liclington of the county of Worcester.
Breach of Covenant—Alan le Norreis v. Richard son
of Henry de Waleton re covenant as to 4 oxgangs in
Plaintiff says that the tenements were demised by him by defendant
for a term of twelve years from Michaelmas 30 Henry III, and that he
ought to have reasonable estover in the defendant's woods in Kyrkedal, viz.,
husbote, heibote and his pigs quit of pannage, but he has been deforced
of these and claims 40s. damages; and he produces the covenant.
Defendant admits the covenant which he denies having broken—he
never hindered plaintiff from having estover in the said wood as is stated,
and this he can defend against him and his suit as the Court have
decided. Judgment that he wage his law by twelve manucaptors by
wager of law.
Later the parties have leave to concord as they are poor, and it is
agreed that Alan remït the said law and damages.
William Banes gives ½ mark for leave to concord
with the Abbot of Cokersand in plea of land. Surety,
the said Abbot.
Writ of Right—Richard son of Henry de Merton v.
the Prior of Birscow re 24 acres in Merton which the
plaintiff demised to the Prior while under age.
Defendant objects that he does not hold the land in its entirety, in
that one Beatrice mother of Richard holds 5 acres, Thomas le Vilur 6 acres
and Adam Welot 3 acres of it. This plaintiff admits.
Nonsuit—with leave to proceed by another writ.
Mort d' Ancestor—Margery daughter of Siward de Kelgrinesarewe, in right of her father v. Thomas de Betham
(as to ⅓ of an oxgang) and Jordan son of Quenilda (as
to ⅓ of an oxgang) re ⅓ of 2 oxgangs in Kelgrimesarewe.
Thomas de Betham objects that the land was the inheritance of one
Ammira his wife by whom he has issue one Ralph his son, and that he
claims no interest in the land save by the law of England. Plaintiff
Jordan calls to warrant Warin de Waleton, who calls Richard Banastre,
who calls Robert de Stokeford, Roger Gernet, Quenilda his wife, and Ralph
son and heir of the said Ammira, late wife of the said Thomas—who say
that no action lies, for the land was villenage of Hugh do Moreteyn of
whom Siward, father of plaintiff, held in villenage.
Later Robert de Stokford and the others object that the vill of
Kergrimesarh is a member of Singelton, the King's lordship, where such
a writ does not run: this plaintiff admits. Nonsuit; excused fine because
Novel disseisin—John de la Le v. Gilbert de Ingol
re ½ acre in Ingol.
Defendant absent, was attached by Adam de Ingol and Robert Goldsmith (Aurifaber). Verdict for plaintiff, with Judgment. Damages 12d.
Mort d' Ancestor—Walter son of Gilbert de Scarisbreck,
in right of his father v. the Abbot of Cokersand, Avice
daughter of Simon de Nathelarg, Henry de Aspenewell
and Robert de Nathelarg re 10 acres in Hurleton.
Defendants object that they do not participate in any tenement,
and that the claim is against them jointly and not individually. Nonsuit.
Proof of Freedom—Gilbert de Arkewright and William
Redtopping v. Grimbald de Elhale who claims them as
Plaintiffs withdraw, sureties William de Shollers and Robert his
brother, Robert de Foxton and Simon de Elhale; and plaintiffs come
before the Justices and acknowledge that they are villeins of Grimbald, to
whom they are given up.
Novel disseisin—William de Waleton v. William de
Ferrars, Earl of Derby, and Agnes his wife re tenements in
Plaintiff withdraws, sureties Adam son of Basil de Sonky and
Henry le Serjaunt of Ditton: surety for fine, Henry de Holaund.
Hamo de Pulton and Robert his brother give ½ mark
for leave to concord with Robert Banastre in plea of
Lancashire Fines, p. 100, no. 112.
Richard de Whiteleg and Roger his brother give 2
marks for leave to concord with Robert de Lathum in
plea of Nativity; sureties, Warin de Waleton and Ralph de
Stanedis; and they have a chirograph.
Lancashire Fines, p. 98, no. 107.
Writ of Entry—William son of Utred v. Alan de
Crawchal and Goda his wife re 2 parts of ½ an oxgang
Plantiff says that Alan has no entry but through Roger son of Richard,
to whom plaintiff demised the land for a term now expired. Defendant
says that William granted it to Roger, by charter produced, and that
William was then of sound mind. Both parties ask a trial. Verdict—that
William was a minor and demented when he made the grant. Judgment
for plaintiff. Surety for defendant's fine, Richard de Magehal. The charter
to be destroyed.
Alice wife of Robert de Coygners appoints Roger
Bernard her attorney v. Thomas de Bethum in plea of
Robert de Stocford appoints Roger de Kirkeby his
attorney v. Isabel daughter of Siward in plea of Mort
m. 10 dorso.
Mort d'Ancestor—William son of Syward v. Richard
Bussell re 5 acres in Leland.
Plaintiff withdraws: sureties, Hamo de Latton and John de Annelesherg:
surety for fine, Richard Bussel.
Mort d'Ancestor—William de Hoton, in right of Roger
his father v. William de Thynhil re 29 acres in Hoton.
Verdict, that Roger died seised and William is next heir. Judgment
for Plaintiff. William de Thinyill being under age excused fine.
Mort d'Ancestor—Henry son of Lawrence de Par, in
right of his father v. Roger son of Hugh re ½ an oxgang
Verdict, that Lawrence died seised and Henry is next heir. Judgment for Plantiff.
Mort d'Ancestor—Roger de Sonkey, in right of Jordan
de Sonkey his father v. Henry de Stonidis re 6 acres in
Defendant claims under lease for 5 years from Abbot of Cokersand.
Nonsuit, with leave to proceed v. the Abbot. Surety for fine, Adam de
Novel disseisin—Alan de Bikerstath v. Adam de
Bikerstath re common of pasture in Bikerstath.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties Adam son of Rykerith de Dalton
and Maddoc de Atton.
Novel disseisin—Adam son of Henry v. Thomas de
Waleton re tenements in Gerstan.
Plaintiff did not prosecute: sureties Peter de Billing and Roger de Billing.
Richard son of Walter gives 1 mark for leave to
concord with William de Pres in plea of land: surety
the said William.
Novel disseisin—Robert de Wadacre v. William de
Lancastre, Roger Bluselaunte, Richard Collan and Roger
son of Agnes re freehold in Gairestang.
Later plaintiff withdraws; sureties Henry de Atton and Alan de
Tranaker; surety for fine Richard le Butiller.
Waste—Roger de Heton v. William de Lancastre re
destruction of a mill in Thorveregh.
Plaintiff says that one Elis, servant of William, laid low the mill 5 years
ago by William's order, and claims 40s. damage for waste.
Defendant appears by Rolland Reuesgile his bailiff who says the
mill was not destroyed by his lord's order.
Plaintiff gives 1 mark for enquiry, surety Adam de Kellet. Later
they come to terms, Roger giving ½ mark for leave, surety Alan de
Echeleswyk. (Lancashire Fines, p. 97, no. 105.)
Writ of Entry—Ranulph de Boulton v. Adam son of
Richard re 5 acres in Heton.
Defendant does not appear on the 4th day, and elsewhere has made
default. Sheriff has seized the lands into the King's hands, etc. Judgment
Warranty—Walter de Mulecastre, by his attorney, v.
Hugh le Bigot and Jennet his wife re 3 carucates in
Thorpen, which William son of William claims.
Defendants do not appear on the 4th day. Plaintiff's attorney says
he did not expect his writ at Karlisle. Defendants to be at Appelby on
Saturday next after the Octave of All Saints: same day given to William
Roger Gernet who held the whole vill of Rybeton
to farm of Alice de Byrun mother of Roger de Byrun,
comes before the Justices, and gives to Roger son and
heir of the said Margery [sic] all the land aforesaid, in
presence of Margery [sic], and a chirograph that Roger has
had thereof; and the said Alice [sic] remits to the said
Roger, her son, all her rights therein for ever.
Writ of Right—Amice daughter of Benedict v. James
de Righton and Alice his wife re a moiety of 6 oxgangs
Plaintiff claims as her share of the inheritance of Benedict father of
herself and Alice. Defendants had objected, at the King's Court at York,
that Alice [sic] was base born: thereupon a mandate of the Archbishop of
York that Amice was born in lawful wedlock.
Defendants on the 4th day do not come. The Sheriff seised the lands
into the King's hands. Defendants to be at York on the morrow of the
Octave of S. Martin to hear judgment.
On that day defendants appear at York and admit the claim.
Dower—Matilda late wife of Richard son of Gilbert
v. Robert son of Robert and others re tenements whereof
Richard her late husband endowed her, in Thornton.
Plaintiff withdraws; sureties, Robert de Woluisheg and William his
brother; Matilda is excused fine being poor.
Adam de Kellet gives ½ mark for leave to concord
with Roger Gernet re estover in a wood; surety the said
Proof of Freedom—John son of Alan v. Roger Gernet
who claims him as his villein.
Plaintiff withdraws; sureties Adam de Askelbek and Gervase son of
Warin de Bolrun. John makes fine for himself, ½ mark, by Alan his
father, and acknowledges that he is Roger's villein; and he is delivered
to Roger, and Roger in the same Court delivers John to the Brethren
of the Hospital of S. John of Jerusalem in England.
Acquittance of Suit—Alan de Windehull, Amice his
wife, Roger de Mulinaus and Agnes his wife v. Richard
de Eccleston re Acquittance of Suit exacted from them
by the now King (by reason of the wardship of the
lands and heir of John de Lascy, late Earl of Lincoln)
for freehold held by them of Richard in Reynhull, whereof
defendant who is mesne should acquit them, viz.: 2 carucates in Reynhill being all the vill of Reynhill with all
liberties and easements thereto belonging, held by Knight's
Plaintiffs say that defendant should warrant the said land to them
against all men. The bailiff of the Archbishop of York, who has the
wardship of the said Earl's lands and heir, has distrained them to
make suit at his Court at Reinhill every 3 weeks, of which suit Richard
should acquit them. They ask 40s. damages.
Defendant admits that plaintiffs hold of him by Knights Service, as
stated, and that he should warrant the lands or any part thereof that
was being sued for: but says he is not bound to acquit him of suit by
any deed of feoffment they have.
[Case ends abruptly—no result.]
Suit at Mill—Roger de Heton v. William de Lancastre
re exaction of custom or suit for freehold in Torvergh.
Plaintiff says that defendant has destrained him to make suit at his mill
at Ulverston, which is not due: for William de Lancaster, grandfather of
William (his heir), enfeoffed Augustine father of Roger in half a carucate
in the vill of Thorveregh to hold of him and his heirs by service of a
48th part of one Knight's fee, for all services, reserving to the said William
and his heirs hart and hind, boar and sow, roe and goshawk (cervo suo
et cerva apro et lea capriolo et austoribus), as by charter to this effect
produced. He also produces charter of Gilbert son of Roger son of Reinfrid
confirming the charter of William: and he claims 100s. damages for being
distrained to make suit.
Defendant, by his attorney, says that he justly distrained Roger to make
suit at his mill; for William de Lancaster, his ancestor, was seised of the
suit of the said Augustine at the said mill and died so seised, and Helewise
daughter of William and mother of defendant, her heir, died so seised of
the suit of Roger and his ancestors at the mill, and the defendant all his
time has been seised thereof.
Plaintiff denies that either Augustine his father or himself made suit
at the mill and puts himself on the Grand Assize.
Four knights, William de Furnell, Hugh Phytun, Richard de Halfiston
and Robert de Lathum appointed to choose the jury of 12.
Later the parties come to terms, Roger giving 1 mark for leave,
surety Alexander Clerk—and he has a chirograph. (Lancashire Fines, p. 97,
Quod permittat etc.—Richard son of Henry de Waleton
v. William son of Henry de Waleton re estover in a
wood belonging to defendant at Waleton.
Plaintiff claims husbote and haibote, [wood] for burning and making
enclosures and other estover without view of William's foresters, and
his pigs quit of pannage—as appurtenances of the tenement he holds
of William, of the gift of Henry their father, and of which William has
deprived him for one year, to the damage of 40s.
The parties come to terms, defendant giving ½ mark for leave, surety
Mort d'Ancestor—Matilda wife of Roger son of Adam
and Eda her sister, in right of their mother Siritha late
wife of Alexander Miller [Molendinarii] v. Alice late wife
of Alexander Miller re a messuage etc. in Wulueston.
Defendant admits that Siritha died seised in fee. Judgment for
plaintiff. Surety for defendant, Adam de Reueshad.
m. 11 dorso.
Novel disseisin—Vital le Hope v. Ralph de Mitton
re tenement in Atton.
Plaintiff withdraws: sureties, Thomas de Rayleg and Arn son-in-law
of Adam de Sunderlaunde; surety for fine, Ralph de Mitton.
Writ of Entry—Richard son of Walter v. Robert de
Howod re tenement in Clatton.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, John de Gairstang and Robert de
Writ of Entry—Same v. Adam Smith (Faber) re 1 acre
Plaintiff did not prosecute: sureties, Richard de Sowreby and Richard
Writ of Entry—Same v. Robert son of Baldwin and
Juliana his wife re 4 acres in Clatton.
Plaintiff did not prosecute: sureties, Roger de Singleston and William
Writ of Entry—Same v. William son of Roger re 5 acres
Plaintiff did not prosecute: sureties, Richard de Gayrstang and Ranulph
Jordan de Stubhum gives 1 mark for leave to concord
with the Abbot of Furnais in plea of Warranty of Charter.
Lancashire Fines, p. 100, no. 113.
Mort d' Ancestor—Edith wife of Henry le Taillur, in right
of Gamell Forestar her father v. the Abbot of Furnais
(holding 30 acres), Norman de Holm and Richard his
brother (5 acres), Ellen de Holm (66 acres), Michael son
of William (99 acres) re 200 acres in Holm.
Defendants object that Edith had an older brother, Adam by name,
who succeeded Gamel and held the land: this the plaintiff cannot deny.
Judgment for defendants. Plaintiff excused fine, being poor.
Writ of Entry—Cecily de Gorhull v. Adam de Radecliue
re 1 oxgang in Radecliue.
Plaintiff says that Defendant has no entry save through William de
Radecliue who disseised her. Adam says that William de Radecliue, his
father, held the land of Hugh son of Spraging, father of Cecily,
who exchanged it for land in Gorhull, which she now holds as heir of
Hugh; and he produces a Charter to that effect between Hugh and William.
The plaintiff says the Charter should not effect her, for she held the
land in dispute, by feoffment of Hugh, for 6 years and more during his
life, and for 2 years after his death, notwithstanding the Charter, until
William father of Adam disseised her. Both parties appeal to a jury.
Novel disseisin—William de Turs v. William de Lancastre
re tenements in Lowyk.
Same v. same re common of pasture in Steyneslith.
The plaintiff withdraws: sureties, Adam de Turs, William son of
Tunnok, John de Barthe and Adam Brun; surety for fine, Alan de Steynton.
Novel disseisin—Richard son of William v. Gilbert de
Barton, Henry de Eccleshawe and Hugh his brother re
8 acres in Apshull.
Defendants say it is common of pasture, and not separate. Verdict for
plaintiff with Judgment. Damages 2s.
Novel disseisin—Ralph son of Adam and Ammiria his
wife v. Alexander son of Elyas de Winkedeleg re a messuage
and 15 acres in Atton.
Defendant absent and was not found. Adam de Sunderlaund a juror
fined. Verdict for plaintiff with Judgment. Damages 4s.
Novel disseisin—The Abbot of Stanlawe v. Richard de
Hale and Alan le Norreis re 12 acres in Wulueton.
Verdict that the land is not in Hale not in Wulueton: Judgment for
Writ of Entry—Thomas de Syueredel v. Roger son of
Henry and Alice his wife re 8 acres in Syuerdel.
Roger absent on 4th day: Sheriff to seize land into the King's hand.
Defendants to be at Appelby on Thursday next before Martinmas.
Writ of Right—Robert de Koyners, Alice his wife and
Mathew de Redeman v. Thomas de Bethum re right of
common in Yholand.
The defendant exacts common in plaintiffs' land, while they have none
in his, nor does he make suit for this right. Defendant says that his
ancestors since the Conquest, and for time without mind, have wont to
common in the lands of the ancestors of Alice and Matthew in the said
vill, without any reciprocal rights. Later, he says he has never commoned
in plaintiff's land, that put in view being as much his own ground as
plaintiffs'; but none of them knows his own separate part as the land
has never been divided up between them.
Later each party gives 5 marks for leave to concord. (Lancashire Fines,
p. 107, no. 128).
Novel disseisin—Robert de Eccleshil v. Henry de
Whallay, Richard de Alfeton, Roger de Alfetone, Syward
de Over (Superior) Derwent, Adam his son and Roger de
Kyuedal re 10 acres in Eccleshull.
Adam and Roger not found. Verdict that plaintiff was never seised
of any tenement, that described being common of pasture. Judgment for
Acquittance of Suit—Robert son of Hugh v. Adam de
Pemberton re Acquittance of Suit for freehold in Pemberton,
exacted by Robert de Banastre.
Plaintiff holds of Adam 16 acres of land by suit of 7 pence a year for
all services, and Robert de Banastre compels him to make suit at his court
at Neweton every 3 weeks, which Adam as mesne should acquit. Damages
Defendant admits he should acquit the plaintiff of the suit, but says he
never caused damages to the extent of 60s., nor of a single penny, as Robert
pretends. Both parties ask for a trial by Jury.
Mort d'Ancestor—Hugh Russell of Chaddesl son of
Robert son of Hugh, in right of his father v. Grimbald
de Ellahal re 20 acres in Elhal.
Verdict that Robert died seised in fee, and Hugh is his heir. Judgment
Novel disseisin—Henry de Torbok v. Henry de Whallay
re 4 acres in Eggewurth.
Verdict for plaintiff, with Judgment: damages 12d.
Novel disseisin—William son of Gilbert de Lancaster
v. William de Lancastre re tenement in Staynerlith.
Plaintiff withdraws, sureties Roger de Stainerlith and Simon Peperwhit.
m. 12 dorso.
Novel disseisin—Adam de Blakeburne v. Matilda late
wife of Roger de Blakeburne re 1 acre and 1 rood in
Defendant attached by Dike Slitling of Claiton and Hugh de Salebury.
Verdict for plaintiff, with Judgment. Damages 12d.
Novel disseisin—Alexander parson of Pulton church v.
Adam de Pulton, John de Kirkeby, John de Pulton, James
his son, John son of Baldwin and Robert his brother re
one messuage, a perch of land and a little more in Pulton.
Verdict that plaintiff was never seised. Judgment for defendant.
Surety for plaintiff, Adam Clerk.
Novel disseisin—Richard Phitun v. Hugh Fitun, John
son of Henry, Richard son of William, Matthew and
Alexander his brothers, Thomas de Bosco, Hugh le Kew,
Hugh son of Lewin, Simon de Harewde, Elias son of
Arnold, Adam son of Amabel and William his brother,
Henry son of Cecily and Henry le Waleis re 3 acres in
Hugh Fitun alone comes and answers for all. Verdict that Hugh
entered by goodwill of plaintiff, and under a covenant between them.
Judgment for defendants.
Writ of Entry—Adam son of Alexander de Radecliue v.
Roger de Oswaldestwisel re 1 acre and 1 rood in Radecliue,
demised to Henry de Oswaldetwisel by Simon de Radecliue
grandfather of Adam for a term now past.
Roger denies that he holds the land or held it at the time the writ
was issued, as he had previously enfeoffed thereof one Roger his little
son, who is now seised; both parties ask trial by jury, which is ordered.
Novel disseisin—Richard son of Wennok v. Warin son
of Henry, Thomas son of George, Roger son of Thomas,
Elias son of Thomas and Thomas le Despenser re 5½ acres
Defendants were not attached, not having been found. Verdict against
all but Thomas Dispenser and Roger, with Judgment. Damages 5s.
Novel disseisin—Peter de Burnhull v. Adam de Pemberton, William his son and James son of Henry re 6 acres
Verdict that plaintiff was never in seisin. Judgment for defendants.
Sureties for plaintiff, Adam de Notton and Adam de Radecliue.
Robert de Toreny acknowledges that he owes to Roger
de Leirc[estre] 9 marks, which he will pay at Nativity
a° 31. Surety, Roger de Thurkelby.
Day given to Gervase de Boulton v. William de Lancastre,
on arrival of the Justices in Westmorland.
Novel disseisin—Simon son of Michael de Boulton and
Ralph son of Adam v. William de Lancastre re a place
containing 60 acres in Boulton.
Roland de Reuegyl, defendant's bailiff, appears for him and says no
action lies, as plaintiff shares the land with other joint owners and none
of them knows his own separate portion.
Mort d'Ancestor—David son of Richard de Hilton, in
right of his father v. Hugh son of Robert re 4 acres in
Verdict for plaintiff, with Judgment.
Wardship—Christian de Thurs v. Alexander de Kyrkeby
re custody of the lands and heir of Thomas de Kyrkeby.
Plaintiff claims that Thomas held of her in socage, and she is nearer
(propinquior) to the said heir. She gives ½ mark for leave to concord,
surety, William de Turs; and Alexander acknowledges the said custody
to belong to Christian, and she gives him 20s
Peter de Burnhill gives 1 mark for leave to concord
with John de Abburgham in plea of land; surety, the said
Lancashire Fines, p. 98, no. 108.
Novel disseisin—Matilda daughter of Henry v. Roger de
Brockhol, Richard de Lathum, John son of Stephen, Hugh
de Compesti and Henry le Muner re common of pasture
in Brochol, 20 acres.
Richard was attached by John de Dusteshag and William le Muner
of Brochol; John, by Henry son of Robert de Ribelton and Alan Parchehare;
Hugh, by Bimme de Dene and Hugh de Brochol; Henry, by Roger son of
Gamelly and Richard del Greues of Brokholes. Verdict for defendants,
with Judgment. Plaintiff excused fine, being poor.
William de Lancastre v. Adam son of Jordan de Lingarth
and others in plea of land, adjourned to the coming of the
Justices to the first Assize.
Writ of Entry—William de Tunstal v. William son of
William re 7 perches in Tunstal, which Thomas father of
plaintiff demised to William father of defendant for a
term now expired.
Defendant demands a view. Adjourned to the coming of the Justices
to the first Assize.
Juliana de Waleton gives ½ mark for leave to concord
with William de Waleton in pleas of dower and custody
and debt, surety the said William; and they have a
Lancashire Fines, p. 101, no. 114.
Dower—Christian late wife of Henry son of Quenilda
v. Hugh de Crokhurst re a third part of 12 acres in
Billing, as dower.
Defendant says that not he, but one Adam de Knollesle, holds the
land; which plaintiff admits. Nonsuit. Plaintiff has leave to proceed
against Adam and is excused fine, being poor.
The Abbot of Kokersond gives ½ mark for leave to
concord with Alice de Singelton in plea of land, and they
have a chirograph
Lancashire Fines, p. 103, no. 119. Alice is there styled "de Thorinton."
Thomas parson of Sleiteburne appoints John de Chauncefeud his attorney v. Adam son of Adam de Biry in plea of
Warranty of Charter.
Lancashire Fines, p. 102, no. 116.
Warranty of Charter—The Prior of the Hospital of
S. John of Jerusalem in England (by his attorney) v. Gilbert
Adjourned to the Quinzaine of S. Hilary, at Westminster.
Matilda wife of Roger le Fraunceis appoints the said
Roger her attorney v. Simon de Halsal in plea of land.
The Prior of Cuningesheued appoints Rouland de
Roueggil his attorney v. Thomas de Leck in plea of
Mort d'Ancestor, and v. Thomas del Gile in plea of
m. 13 dorso.
Novel disseisin—Adam son of Henry v. John son of
Richard de Cunercheleg, Simon le Serjaunt, Adam son
of Walthef, William his son, Ambrose son of Edusa,
Roger de Balsagh, Robert Smith (Faber), John de Plumton
and Ranulph son of Walthef re 1 acre in Ditton.
John son of Richard alone appears. Adam son of Waltheof attached
by Ranulph de Ditton and Roger his brother; William, by Thomas de
Apleton and Thomas de Denton; Roger, by Roger Carpenter of Apilton
and Brun de Kyuerdeleg; the other defendants not found. Verdict for
defendants with Judgment.
Novel disseisin—Gregory de Wymmerle v. the Abbot
of Kokersond re common of pasture in Gayrstang, a
certain pasture containing about 20 acres.
The Abbot says that the disseisin, if any, was in the time of his
predecessors. Verdict for defendant, with Judgment.
Novel disseisin—Alexander de Etheliswyc and Matilda
his wife, Ranulph de Gosenarg and Alice his wife v. Alice
de Singelton, Matilda de Baylegh, Ralph de Baylegh and
Mabel de Baylegh re 8 acres in Singelton.
Verdict for plaintiffs, with Judgment. Damages for Matilda 12s.,
for Alice ½ mark.
Novel disseisin—Godith daughter of Bernard de Kerneford v. William de Lancastre re ½ carucate in Kerneford.
Roland de Reuegill his bailiff appears for defendant. Verdict that
plaintiff of her own free will released and quitclaimed the ½ carucate
by charter, in exchange for 20 acres which William gave her. Judgment for defendant.
Mort d'Ancestor—Avice de Scalmardal v. Peter de
Skelmardal re 15 acres in Skelmardal.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; surety, Alan de Lathum.
Mort d'Ancestor—William son of Ughtred v. Robert
son of Ughtred and Adam his father [sic] re 1½ oxgang
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Henry son of Award de Warton
and Roger his son.
Geoffrey de Wytingham gives ½ mark for leave to
concord with Richard de Wytingham and Hawyse his
wife in plea of land; surety, the said Richard: they shall
have a chirograph.
Lancashire Fines, p. 99, no. 110.
Warranty—Hugh de Aculleschwe, Henry de Aculleschwe,
William Goddelowe and Adam de Adburgham v. the Prior
of the Hospital of S. John of Jerusalem in England.
Plaintiffs did not prosecute; sureties, William de Akolwesag and
Gilbert his brother. And Hugh was present but went away—so to
custody; surety for Hugh, Matthew de Notton.
Warranty of Charter—Simon son of Thomas de Chaydok
v. Geoffrey son of Luke de Crompton re 16 acres in
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Adam de Cromton and Adam de
Writ of Right—William de Terryby v. Hugh Buche
re ½ carucate in Aynstapelith.
Hugh absent on 4th day, and elsewhere made default, to wit before
the Justices last in Eyre at Carlisle on the Octave of S. Michael
[6 October]. The Sheriff was ordered to seize etc., and has done
nothing in the matter; the order is produced. The Sheriff is ordered to
be at York on the Octave of S. Martin [18 November] to hear judgment.
Mort d' Ancestor—Adam son of Patrick, in right of
his father v. Beatrix late wife of Ralph de Eccleston
re 2 parts of an oxgang in Little Eccleston.
Defendant absent; Roger Wate, a juror, fined for trespass. Verdict
for plaintiff with Judgment.
Novel disseisin—Robert le Tayllur and Richard Clerk
of Cotum v. John del Lee, Baldwin de Preston, Gilbert de
Ingoles, William son of Gilbert and William his brother
re ½ acre of turbary in Cotum.
Verdict for defendants, with Judgment. Surety for plaintiff, Richard
Debt—Ralph de Mitton v. John de Wynkithelay re
36s. arrears of annual rent of 2s.
Defendant held of Robert de Mitton father of Ralph (his heir) 40
acres in Acton [Aighton] by service of 2s. yearly, and Robert died
seised; John has detained the rent for 18 years past: claim of 40s.
damages for loss.
Defendant disclaims the debt, as plaintiff has no proof beyond his
own statement (simplex dictum suum). Judgment for defendant, and
plaintiff may proceed by another writ. Surety for defendant, John son
of Thomas de Mitton.
Writ of Entry—Adam son of Nicholas v. William son of
William re an oxgang in Tunstall.
Nicholas father of plaintiff demised the land to William father of
defendant for a term now past, namely for life. Defendant asks a view.
Adjourned to Thursday next before the Feast of S. Martin at Appelby
by aid of the Court (per auxilium curiae).
Novel disseisin—John de Wynkydele, Richard de Wynkedele and Robert de Wynkydele v. Ralph de Mitton, Ralph
son of Richard, Richard de Menlegh, Richard son of
Thomas, Peter de Acton, Jordan son of Thomas, Alexander
de Acton, Alan Carpenter, William Smith (Faber), Adam
de Calder and Richard de Calder re common of pasture
in Acton, 20 acres.
Defendants enclosed and assarted 20 acres. Verdict, that Ralph is
chief lord of the vill and has the right to appropriate to himself of his
wastes by the Provisions of Merton; and plaintiffs have enough pasture.
Judgment for defendants.
Dower—Tunoka late wife of Roger de Erghum v. John
de Erghum re a third of 2 oxgangs in Erghum, as dower.
Defendant says that Roger was never seised of the land in demesne, and
both parties demand a trial. Verdict for defendant, with Judgment.
Plaintiff excused fine, being poor.
Writ of Right—Alice late wife of Alan de Singelton v.
Elias son of Herbert re an acre in Frekelton.
The land is the inheritance of Alice, and was demised to defendant
by her late husband Alan, whom, in his life time, she could not gainsay.
Defendant calls to warrant Richard de Frekelton, who says the land was
his, and that Alan was never seised of it. Later they come to terms,
Alice giving ½ mark for leave, by surety of Richard de Frekelton; and
it is agreed that Alice remit all claim, Richard giving her 40d.
Homage—Richard de Thorneton v. Alice de Singelton
re free tenement in Thorneton, held of her and for which
she should receive his homage.
Plaintiff withdraws; sureties, Alexander de Eccleswyc and Adam de
Pulton; surety for fine, William de Carleton.
m. 14 dorso.
Dower—Alice late wife of Alan de Singelton v. Robert
Scissor re a third of ½ an oxgang in Kotum as dower.
Defendant calls to warrant William de Lancastre, and is ordered to
have him at Appelby on Thursday after the feast of S. Martin.
Writ of Right—Robert son of Gilbert and Avice his
wife v. William de Karlton, William de Eccleston, Geoffrey
de Heriz, Hugh son of Syward, Roger le Blunt, Adam
Stute, Alan son of Roger and Hugh de Stapelford re
common of pasture in Eccleston.
Avice is daughter and heir of Henry de Eccleston who was seised
in fee when he died. Defendants call to warrant Adam son of Ralph;
and they come to terms, Adam giving ½ mark for leave. And Robert
and Avice remit all their right and claim in the said land, and Adam
gives to them 2 acres in the said vill, of his demesne.
Mort d'Ancestor—Henry son of Roger de Bradul, in
right of his father v. John son of Alan and Matilda his
mother re 10 acres in Billinton.
Same v. Eva de Sicho and Alice her daughter re 6 acres
Same v. Richard de Ponte re 3 acres there.
The defendants absent. Verdict, that Roger died seised in fee, and
Henry is heir; but Roger died before the term stated in the writ.
Judgment for defendant. Surety for plaintiff, John de Bradhul.
Dower—Jennet late wife of Roger de Tunstall (by her
attorney) v. William son of Thomas de Tunstall re a third
part of 2 oxgangs in Tunstall, as dower.
Defendant says that Roger was never seised, so that he could grant
dower, and both parties demand a trial. Verdict, that Roger neither when
he wed plaintiff nor ever after was seised in fee; for before his marriage
he released to the said William all his rights, by chirograph [dated
20 January 1226-7] made before Martin de Pateshull and his fellow
Justices in Eyre in that county; but William allowed Roger to retain
possession for life, with reversion to William and his heirs. (Lancashire
Fines, p. 48, no. 15.) Judgment for defendant; plaintiff excused fine, being
Writ of Mesne—Ralph de Stanidiss, Henry de Stanidiss,
Adam de Dokesbiri, Hugh Goggard, Roger de Adelinton,
Richard de Adelinton, John de Adelinton and Ranulph de
Adelinton v. William de Ferrars, Earl of Derby re acquittance
of suit exacted from plaintiffs by the guardians of John late
Earl of Lincoln and Constable of Chester for a free tenement
held of defendant in Stanediss, Adelinton and Dokesbiri.
Plaintiffs did not prosecute; sureties, Richard de Frekelton and Richard
The Lord the King's writ to the Sheriff of Lancaster (he
having been given to understand that he has been deceived
in the concession he made to the Abbot of Furneis, of
the homage and suit of Michael le Fleming [Flandrensis] for
freehold held of the said Lord the King in chief) ordering
him, by oath of honest and lawful men of that neighbourhood who know best and will tell the truth thereof, diligently
to enquire what loss could happen the said Lord the King
from his grant to the said Abbot of the homage and suit
of the said Michael, and what profit could arise if he resumed
the same into his own hands. The Sheriff to send to the
King, in the Quinzaine of Easter, the Inquisition before
made, under seal of the Sheriff and jurors, which they should
warrant for themselves and their heirs; and to cause the
said Michael to attend to certify the King on such matters
as he may bring for inquiry.
The Sheriff makes Inquisition as follows:—if the heirs
of the said Michael come to the King's hand, he loses
their homage, relief, custody or escheat, the gift of the
Church of Aldingeham, maidens and widows. If the whole
county be amerced before the Justices for each carucate,
the King loses as much as appertains to 20½ carucates. They
have seen the said Michael and his bailiff do suit. If a
general Army summons be issued, as well of farmers as of
tenants in chief, then will Michael go in that army. If
the King wishes to exact aid from farmers who hold by
charter, then it is out of the King's will to exact it from
Michael as from other farmers. They say that they have
seen the King's serjeant going about in Furnais on the said
Michael's land and in Kartmel to make an attachment
for the Crown. If the King should occasion (pariat) a
general tallage (carriagium) he loses what belongs to
20½ carucates. Such profit the King would have if he
retained the homage and service of Michael in his own
hands. The jurors of this Inquisition:—Richard de Coplaund, Mathew de Redeman, Geoffrey Arbalaster, Gilbert
de Croft, Thomas de Bethum, Walter de Winewik, Henry
de Lee, Grimbald de Ellehal, Adam de Bredekirke, William
de Clifton, Adam de Copmannewra, Adam de Biry,
Adam son of Gilbert de Urswik, Vivian Gernet, Waldef
de Tatham, Roger de Halghton, John de Oxeclive and
Adam de Middelton.
Henry, by the Grace of God &c., to all Archbishops
Bishops Abbots Priors Earls Barons Justices Sheriffs
Reeves (praepositis) Ministers and all Bailiffs and all his
faithful subjects inspecting this present charter, greeting.
We have inspected a charter of Stephen late Earl of
Bolon and Moreton, whereby he gave to God and S. Mary
of Furneis and the Abbot of the same all his forest of
Furneis and Wannegia [Walney] with all chace therein;
and Dalton and all his lordship under Furneis with men
and all belonging thereto viz. in wood in plain in land
and in water; and Ulveston, and one Roger Bristwald; and
his fishery in Lancastre and Warin the Little (Warinum Paruum) with all his lands and soc and sac, tol and theam and
infangenethef, and whatsoever is contained in all Furnais,
except the land of Michael le Flemeng. We have also
inspected the Charter of King Henry I. granting and
confirming the same and whatsoever the gifts of present
or future faithful Christians might bring. We have inspected
the confirmation of King Henry II., our grandfather, confirming the above, and also the gift of Michael le Flemeng,
Fordebotle and Crinelton and Ros which they had from
Michael in exchange for Berdesey. We have inspected
the confirmation of King Richard, our uncle, confirming
the above, and also the gift of Walthef son of Eadmund,
Newby with all belonging to it; and the gift of Richard de
Morevill and Avice his wife, Saleset with all belonging;
and the gift of William Grein de Orge, Winterburne with
all belonging. We have also inspected the confirmation
of King John, our father. We therefore in reverence of
God, and for the health of ourself and the souls of our
ancestors and our heirs do confirm all the above, and do
grant in addition the homage and service of the heirs of
Michael le Fleming for all the lands he holds of us in
Furneis, by 10 pounds yearly, so that William le Flemeng
son and heir of the said Michael and his heirs for ever
shall answer to the said Abbot and Monks and their successors for his homage which Michael was wont to pay to us
and for the rent of 10 pounds, which rent the said Abbot
&c. at our suit shall pay to us at the feast of S. Michael
for all services tallage and demands: saving to the said
William and his heirs all his lands tenements and liberties
debts and customs, so that the Sheriff or his bailiffs may
not enter in future upon that land, as neither ought they
to do upon any alms of the said Abbey of Furnais. But
Crown pleas when they shall occur shall be attached by
our Coroner and the Abbot's bailiff, and shall be pleaded
before us or our Justices: saving to us fines thence coming,
and chattels of fugitives and condemned persons and their
lands and tenements for a year and a day, and other things
regarding our Crown. These being witnesses &c. &c.
Charter of King Henry the elder (senioris).
Henry by the Grace &c. to the Justices, Barons, Sheriffs
and all Ministers of all England, Normandy and of the
sea ports, and expressly to the Reeves (prepositis) of
Hampton and of Hastings and of Dover and of Barbeflet
and of Kain and of Ostreham and of Diapa, greeting &c.
I command that the men and horses and all things of
the Abbey of Furnais and the monks there serving the
Lord be quit of toll (theolonio) and of passage and puntage
and all other customs whenever they come, and let no one
unjustly vex or disturb them on pain of forfeiture of ten
Peter de Burnhul acknowledges that he owes to John
de Aubuneham 6 marks, for fine between them, which he
will pay at Easter A° 31.
Lancashire Fines p. 98, no. 108.
The Abbot of Furneis appoints John de Chauncefeud
or William de Hilton his attorney v. William Grein de Orge
in pleas of Warranty of Charter and Novel disseisin; and
v. Alice de Stauele in plea of Covenant.
m. 15 dorso.
The King's orders to the Justices diligently to enquire
whether to the King, or to some other person, belongs
the appointment of a Serjeant to keep the peace in that
county, who is commonly called "Gritserjaunt": and, if
they find that it is to the King, then all who hinder John
de Holm, whom the King sent thither to enjoy that office,
shall be so chastised by fines that others may learn from
their example not to resist the King's commands.
Upon this come Adam de Biry (sworn), Roger Gernet
(sworn) William de Tunstall (sworn) William de Clyfton
(sworn) John de Le (sworn) Ralph de Mitton (sworn)
William de Carlton (sworn) Richard de Trafford (sworn)
Adam de Radecliue (sworn) Robert de Schereswurth (sworn)
Richard de Burgh (sworn) Warin de Walton (sworn) Richard
Banaster (sworn) Alan le Noreys (sworn) Simon de Halsale
(sworn) jurors chosen for this inquisition.
William de Sameleburi acknowledges that he owes to
Robert, Adam and James, his brothers, 6 marks, of which
he will pay half at the Purification B.V.M. A° 31, and half
at the Invention of the Holy Cross, in the same year,
which failing &c.