Staffordshire Historical Collections, Vol. 6 Part 1. Originally published by Staffordshire Record Society, London, 1885.
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Assize Roll of Divers Counties, 5 and 6 E. I.
Assizes taken at Kynefare in co. Stafford on the Tuesday after the Quindene of Holy Trinity, before S. de Roffa and Magister Thomas de Sudington, Justices assigned, etc., 5 E. I.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Robert de Akove (Okeover) and Margaret his wife had unjustly raised a stank in Wexhull to the injury of the free tenement which Robert de Sautcheverel holds in the same vill. The jury find in favour of Robert and Margaret. m. 7.
Staff. An assize, etc., if William de Parles and others named had unjustly disseised Thomas de Bosco of four acres in Honeslegh. William pleaded that John de Parles held four acres of the land, and one William de Paveley held one acre of it, who was not named in the writ. The jury find in favour of William. m. 7, dorso.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Amice the widow of Henry de Verdun of Derlaweston (Darlaston), William Donne of Derlaveston, and seven others named, had unjustly disseised Geoffrey de Waleton of a messuage and a virgate of land in Aston near Stone. Amice stated that Engelard de Akton had demised the tenement to one Henry Manipeny for term of his life for a rent of 6s. annually, and Engelard had afterwards enfeoffed one Roger de Puvelesdon of the rent of 6s., together with all his right in the tenement after the death of Henry; and Roger being in good seisin of the tenement had given the rent to Henry de Verdun in frank marriage with the said Amice his sister, together with all his right in the tenement after the death of Henry Manipeny; and afterwards the said Henry de Verdun had given the same rent to Geoffrey de Waleton and Petronilla his wife in frank marriage. And after the death of Henry Manipeny she, Amice, had entered into the tenemant as of her maritagium.
And Geoffrey stated that Henry de Verdun had enfeoffed him and Petronilla his wife of the said rent, together with all the right which fell to him or to his wife Amice after the death of Henry Manypeny; and he was in good and peaceable seisin of the tenement until the said Amice and the others named had unjustly disseised him, and he appealed to a jury, and Amice likewise. And John fitz Philip of Berleston, John de Smalrys, Robert le Despencer, recognitors, never came, and are in misericordiâ. The jury say that Henry de Verdun gave the rent of 6s., together with his right which fell to him after the death of Henry Monypeny to Geoffrey; and after the said Geoffrey was in seisin of the said rent an arrangement was made between him and Henry Monypeny by which the latter was to quitclaim to Geoffrey his right in the tenement; and Geoffrey did not carry out the agreement on his side, so that Henry Monypeny refused to remove from the whole tenement, but had given up a certain croft containing three acres, which Geoffrey had sowed and reaped, and he was in seisin of it for more than a year, when Amice and the others named had disseised him; and as regards the residue of the tenement, they say that Henry Monypeny died seised of it, and after his death Amice had entered it as her liberum maritagium, and that Geoffrey never had seisin of this part. It is therefore considered that Geoffrey should recover seisin of the said croft, and he is in misericordiâ for a false claim for the residue. m. 7, dorso.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Thomas de Dytton (Dutton), Robert de Staundon, Thomas Parson of the Church of Staundon, and Roger le Serjaunt, had unjustly disseised John de Cokfeld and Philippa his wife of their free tenement in Mere and Aston, viz., of a messuage and two carucates of land. None of the defendants appeared, and the assize is ordered to be taken in their default, but is respited till the arrival of the Justices in those parts because none of the recognitors appeared. m. 7, dorso.
Staff. An assize, etc., if John fitz Philip of Rodelawe had unjustly disseised Simon son of Simon le Lu of common of pasture in five acres of marsh appurtenant to his free tenement in the same vill. Verdict for Simon. m. 7, dorso.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Henry le Barbur, Ralph Dalathun, and five others named, had unjustly disseised Robert le Wenche of a place in Aldithelee.
The same assize came to make recognition if Magister Richard de Tykenes and three others named had unjustly disseised Robert le Wenche of Poddermore of his common of pasture in four acres of moor and an acre of marsh in Aldithelee. Richard stated he had entry into the marsh by the demise of one William de Aldithelee, and as regards the moor it is not in Aldithelee but in Kel (Keel). Verdict for Richard. m. 7, dorso.