Staffordshire Historical Collections, Vol. 7, Part 1. Originally published by Staffordshire Record Society, London, 1886.
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Assizes taken at Wolverhampton in co. Stafford before the same Justices, on the Wednesday before the Feast of the Purification. 35 E. I.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Philip son of Philip de Draicote, Emma formerly wife of Philip de Leghe, Reginald the son of Emma, Richard de Sondbache and Lucy his wife, Adam de Mukleston, Robert de Stepelton and Matilda his wife, and William de Stafford, had unjustly disseised Henry son of Henry de Wynleye of common of pasture in eighty acres of alder and heath, between the Feasts of the Ascension and the Purification, in Leghe near Tene.
Adam, Robert, and Matilda stated they held no right in the tenements; the others answered as tenants, and denied that Henry had ever had common of pasture in them. The jury found that Philip, Emma, Reginald, Richard, and Lucy had unjustly disseised the plaintiff of common of pasture for six oxen and two cows between the above named Feasts. He is therefore to recover seisin of this, and is in misericordiâ for a false claim for the rest. m. 21.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Richard son of Hugh Galpyn of Dulverne, Richard de Careswell, William de Caverswell, Clerk, William Cort of Caverswell, and Hugh de Peshale of Dulvere (sic), had unjustly disseised Robert Galpyn of Chedle of a toft and half a virgate and two acres of land and three acres of meadow in Dulverne (Dilhorn). Richard de Caverswell answered as tenant, and stated he entered by the said Richard son of Hugh; and Richard son of Hugh stated his father died seised of the tenements, and he had entered into them as his son and heir. Verdict for the defendants. m. 21.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Philip de Cetewynde (sic, Chetwynd) and Isabella his wife, Philip son of Philip de Cetewynde, Richard Lovekyn, and William de Ingestre, had unjustly disseised Andrew de Assheburne, Canon of the Church of St. Laurence of Gnoushale, of a piece of marsh in Holneye. Philip and the other defendants took exception to the writ because the Church of Gnoushale was dedicated to the Blessed Mary and to St. Peter and not to St. Laurence, and he appealed to a jury on this point, which found in his favour, and the suit was dismissed. m. 21, dorso.
Staff. An assize, etc., if the Prior of Trentham, John de Verdun, Canon of the Prior, and William Brun of Trentham, had unjustly disseised Robert de Fraunkeville of a corrody in Trentham for himself, his horse, and groom. The Prior and the others stated that as regards corn and hay for his horse, Robert held land in Trentham in exchange for it, and as regards the rest, he was in seisin of it if he chose to demand it. The suit was adjourned to the Wednesday after the Ascension, at Forton. m. 22.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Geoffrey de Wasteneys of Tyxale, and John le Hayward of Taxale (sic), had unjustly disseised Philip de Chetewynde of common of pasture in twenty acres of land in Taxale (Tixall) appurtenant to his freehold in Ingestre. Geoffrey pleaded that as regarded a part of the claim he had approved the pasture as capital lord of Tixall, and as regarded the remainder that Philip had no right of common. The suit was adjourned to the Wednesday after the Ascension, at Forton, because Philip challenged all the jury. m. 22.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Philip de Chetewynde and Isabella his wife, Roger son of Jordan de Peulesdon, Nicholas son of Geoffrey of Ingestre, John de la Grene of Ingestre, and Adam de Boterton, had unjustly disseised Geoffrey de Wasteneys of common of pasture appurtenant to his freehold in Tyxhale. Philip answered for all the defendants, and stated that as regarded a part of the pasture claimed, one Robert de Chetewynde held it at the date of the writ and still holds it, and as regarded the residue, he had approved it as capital lord of the fee, (fn. 1) and as was lawful. The jury say (sic), left unfinished. m. 22.