Staffordshire Historical Collections, Vol. 7, Part 1. Originally published by Staffordshire Record Society, London, 1886.
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Assizes taken at Stafford before William de Mortimer and Roger de Bellafago, Justices assigned, etc., on the Thursday the morrow of St. Margaret the Virgin. 34 E. I. (21st July, 1306.)
Staff. An assize, etc., if Thomas son of Walter de Ridewarehampstall, Thomas son of Thomas de Arderne, Nicholas, John, and Ralph brothers of Thomas son of Thomas, Hugh son of John in le More, Robert de Melburne del Horecros, John Neel, William atte More, and four others named, had unjustly disseised Roger de Ridewarehampstall of a messuage, nine acres of land, three of pasture, and half an acre of moor and pasture in Ridewarehampstall Chapel in Ridewarehampstall (sic). Thomas son of Thomas answered as tenant, and also for the others as bailiff, and stated that Thomas de Arderne his father, whose heir he is, died seised of the tenements as of fee, and after his death Robert de Stepelton the capital lord of the fee took possession as custos by reason of his minority, and had afterwards demised the custody to one Robert de Hoyland; and he prayed judgment on the writ because the said Robert his custos was not named in it.
Roger stated that the said tenements were formerly in seisin of one Hugh de More, who had enfeoffed him of them, and he was in good seisin until ejected by the defendants. A day was given to the parties to hear judgment at Wolverhampton on the Wednesday before the Purification. m. 17.
Staff. Thomas le Rous and Walter de Wynterton and Anabel his wife not prosecuting their writ respecting common of pasture in Waleshale against the Abbot of Oseneye, to convict a jury of twelve of a false judgment, are to be apprehended; and their sureties, viz., Richard son of Hugh de Swynefen and Nicholas his brother, are in misericordiâ. m. 17.
Assizes taken at Lychefeld, before the same Justices, on the Friday before the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, 34 E. I. (fn. 1) m. 18.
Staff. Richard Elyot of Alrewas not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisin against Edmund de Sumerville and others respecting tenements in Whychenovere (Whichnor), he and his sureties, viz., Philip de Sumerville and William de Hampton, are in misericordiâ. m. 18.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Robert de Esnynton and Margaret his wife had unjustly disseised William son of John de Nortone of common of pasture in two hundred acres of wood and twenty acres of moor in Esnynton (Essington) appurtenant to his free tenement in Norton near Canokbury. Robert pleaded that no common in Esynton was appurtenant to any tenement in Norton; and if that was given against him, he stated he was lord of Esnynton, and had approved the tenement as was lawful. William afterwards withdrew his writ, and he and his sureties, Robert le Keu of Norton, and Robert Alwyne of the same, are in misericordiâ. m. 18.
Staff. The suit of John son of Ralph le Teynturer of Forebrugge, versus Richard le Palmer of Burton, Richard Kirry of Ricardescote, and others, respecting common of pasture in Roulowe near Stafford, is dismissed, Richard le Palmer producing a deed which showed that he held the moor and marsh conjointly with Felice his wife and Richard his son, who were not named in the writ. m. 18.
Staff. Richard son of Peter le Brewestere, of Hosebrok, not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisin against William son of Peter le Brewestere and others respecting tenements in Brewode Episcopi, he and his sureties, viz., William Schene and William Colet, are in misericordiâ. m. 18.
Staff. Peter de Hakedene not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisn against Roger son of Margery and others respecting tenements in Eccleshale, he and his sureties, viz., William Parent of Horseleye, and John le Leu of Ecleshale, are in misericordiâ. m. 18.
Staff. Roger son of Peter Corbison not prosecuting his writ of mort d'ancestor against Adam de Onyleye and others respecting tenements in Madeleye, he and his sureties, viz., Robert Mody and William Drak, are in misericordiâ. m. 18.
Staff. Richard de Leghes, Clerk, and Cecilia his wife recover a messuage, five acres of land, three of pasture, and one of wood in a suit against Hugh de Kent of Lockesleye. Damages half a mark. m. 19.
Staff. The suit of Alice daughter of Alexander Craket of Middelwych, versus Richard de Vernun of Harlaston, for a messuage and two virgates of land in Herlaston, is dismissed, on the ground that the name of Richard was written Richard le Vernun on the writ. m. 19.
Staff. Henry de Erkebarghe not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisin against Roger Thomasescriaunt and others, respecting tenements in Chylinton, he and his sureties, viz., John Ryot of Brewode, and Thomas de Erkebarwe, are in misericordiâ. m. 19.
Staff. Margaret formerly wife of Thomas son of Christiana of Trentham, not prosecuting her writ against Richard Utlaghe of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Alice his wife, she and her sureties, viz., Thomas de Knotton of Newcastle, and Thomas son of Adam of the same, are in misericordiâ. m. 19.
Assizes taken at Stafford (no date named). (fn. 2)
Staff. An assize, etc., if John de Cave and John de Pelham had unjustly disseised John son of Richard de Haselouere of half a messuage and half a virgate of land in Clifton-Camville. John de Cave answered for both, and stated that Hugh de Cave his brother, whose heir he is, died seised of the tenements as of fee, and he had entered into them after his death as nearest heir Adjourned to the Vigil of the Purification at Wolverhampton through defect of recognitors. m. 20.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Richard le Palmere of Burton and Felicia his wife, and Richard and Roger sons of the said Richard, Richard Kyrry of Rycardescote, John son of John de Roulowe, and Geoffrey and Richard his brothers had unjustly disseised John son of Ralph le Tenturer of Forebrugge of common of pasture in Roulowe appurtenant to his free hold in Forebrugge and Roulowe, viz., in forty acres of land, etc. Richard le Palmer answered for all the defendants, and stated that there was no common in Roulowe appurtenant to any tenement in Forbrugge; and if that was given against him, he pleaded that John had no free tenement in Forebrugge to which common of pasture in Roulowe was appurtenant.
The jury found that common in Roulowe was not appurtenant to any tenement in Forebrigge unless the owner held land both in Roulowe and Forebrugg, and that the said John son of Ralph had a tenement in (word illegible), and that the defendants had unjustly disseised him of common in the said land; and as regards common in nine acres of moor and marsh, they say that John had a right of common in them between Easter and Michaelmas in each year, and that the defendants had disseised him of it. He is therefore to recover seisin of the said common of pasture, and his damages are taxed at 40d.; and he is in misericordiâ for his false claim for the residue. m. 20.
Staff. John son of John de Shelton and Emma his wife not prosecuting their writ of mort d'ancestor against John son of Robert atte Lowe and Amice his wife respecting tenements in Chatculne, he and his sureties, viz., Robert le Keu of Podemor and Robert Thomasmon of Podemore, are in misericordiâ. m. 20.
Staff. Alice daughter of Alexander Craket of Middelwych not prosecuting her writ of novel disseisin against Richard le (sic) Vernun of Herlaston and others respecting tenements in Harlaston, she and her sureties, viz., Thomas son of Thomas and Richard de Bromleye are in misericordiâ. m. 20.
Staff. Richard son of Richard de Lee and William his brother not prosecuting their writ of novel disseisin versus Richard du Lee and another, they and their sureties, viz., William de Kendale of Fulford and John le Messer of the same, are in misericordiâ. m. 20.
Staff. Alice daughter of Thomas de Norton and Matilda wife of Richard de Benetlega, put in their place William son of John de Norton or William de Ronton versus John Doyley in a plea of mort d'ancestor. m. 20.