Staffordshire Historical Collections, Vol. 7, Part 1. Originally published by Staffordshire Record Society, London, 1886.
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Banco Roll. Easter, 24 E. I.
Staff. Salop. Bogo de Knovile and Alianora his wife, Joan formerly wife of William Barentyne, Robert de Bracy and Matilda his wife, sued Thomas son of Nicholas de Aldytheleye for a messuage and a carucate of land in Loskesford in co. Salop, which was valued at 70s. annually, as the right of the said Alianora, Joan, and Matilda, in which the said Thomas had no entry except by a disseisin which James de Aldytheleye had unjustly made of Hugh de Albo Monasterio, the uncle of the said Alianora, Joan, and Matilda, whose heirs they are. Thomas called to warranty Giles de Alditheleye, who appeared and called to warranty Nicholas de Aldytheleye, who is to be summoned in co. Stafford for the Octaves of Michaelmas. m. 7.
Staff. The suit of Matilda formerly wife of William de Declyngge versus Roger son of Roger de Somery, for a third of the manor of Rouleye, is respited till the Octaves of St. Michael, reference not having yet been made to the King concerning it (eo quod nondum locutus est cum Rege). m. 49.
Staff. The Prior of Stanes was summoned by the Prior of Kenilworth to render to him £10, the arrears of an annual rent of 12 marks 6s. 8d., and he stated that Brother John, formerly Prior of Stanes, at Brewode, on the tenth of the Kalends of January, A.D. 1292, and the Convent of that place, had pledged themselves to pay the said rent to the Prior and Convent of Kenilworth, and he produced the deed. The Prior of Stanes appeared and acknowledged the deed, and conceded that unless the said annual rent was paid in future, the Sheriff might raise it by writ of fieri facias, and for this concession the Prior of Kenilworth remitted the arrears which were owing. m. 80.
Staff. Walter Beysin appeared against Hugh de Beumes in a plea that whereas it had been provided by statute that the custodians of lands and tenements which were held in soccage during a minority, should render a reasonable account of the issues of the lands, etc., to the heirs when they reached their full age, the said Hugh refused to render his account for the lands, etc., of Walter in Byllyngesleye and Cylnenton, which were held in soccage, and the custody of which the said Hugh had held whilst Walter was under age. Hugh did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to distrain and produce him at the Octaves of St. Michael. m. 96.
Staff. Joan formerly wife of John de Wanton withdrew her writ of entry versus Robert de Somerville respecting a messuage and 160 acres of land, six and a half acres of pasture, and 16s. of rent in Tuttenhull (Tattenhill). m. 113.
Staff. Richard the Prior of St. Thomas the Martyr near Stafford, sued Philip de Chetwynd for a messuage, a carucate of land, and five acres of wood in Rewyl (Rule), as the right of his Church, and in which Philip had no entry except by an intrusion which he had made after the death of Philip de Mutton, to whom Nicholas de Aspeleghe, formerly Prior of St. Thomas, his predecessor, had demised the tenements for the life of Philip de Mutton. Philip appeared and stated the tenements were formerly in seisin of one Ralph de Mutton his ancestor, whose heir he is, and who gave them to the said Philip de Mutton to be held by him and the heirs of his body, and if the said Philip should die without issue, the tenements were to revert to the said Ralph and his heirs; and Philip de Mutton had died seised of them, and had left no issue, and after his death Philip de Chetewynde had entered into them as nearest heir of the said Ralph, per formam donationis, and he appealed to a jury. A postscript states that a jury ex consensu partium gave a verdict at Trinity Term, 24 E. I., and stated that the said Philip de Mutton had an intention to enfeoff Nicholas the Prior of St. Thomas of the said tenements in 14 E. I., and had with his own hand delivered seisin to the Prior of the said messuage, and the Prior had been in seisin for a month, within which time he had ploughed the land with his own plough, and had sown what was ready for seed, but during the whole time a certain female servant (ancilla) of Philip occupied the messuage with milch cows in the name of Philip, and depastured them in the tenement, and she was responsible to the said Philip for all the dairy produce (de toto exitu albi), viz., butter and cheese; and they said further that the said Prior being afraid that he was not in complete seisin, arranged with the said Philip that Philip should eject him, and that he should recover seisin by an assize of novel disseisin, and this had been effected; (fn. 1) but that the said Prior had never executed the judgment of the Court, for Philip continued his seisin until his death, and died seised of the tenements; and as the jury found that the said Prior had not demised the tenements to the said Philip for his life as he had averred, judgment was given in favour of Philip de Chetewynde. m. 24, dorso.
Banco Roll. Michaelmas, 24 E. I.
Staff. John son of Robert de Cotes, together with Richard de Alrewych and William son of Nicholas, sued William de la Doune for a messuage and a carucate of land in Bradeleye. William appeared and pleaded he could not answer without the said Richard and William son of Nicholas his coparceners. They are therefore to be summoned for the Octaves of Hillary. m. 23.
Staff. The suit of Walter de Beysin versus Robert Beysin, tenant of two parts of a messuage and a carucate of land, three acres of meadow, and 10s. of rent in Shuston, is respited till the Quindene of Hillary, through defect of a jury. m. 43.
Staff. Reginald de Legh, Magister Robert de Stafford, William son of Robert de Cavereswell, and William de Fulford, the executors of the will of William de Cavereswell, sued Joan formerly wife of William de Cavereswell, William Godfrey, Henry de Cavereswell, and William de la Doune, for £150 16s. 1¼d. The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to distrain and produce them at the Quindene of St. Martin (a note states Reginald de Legh had died). m. 45.
Staff. The suit of William son of Peter Corbison versus John Giffard of Chilynton, for the manor of Chylinton, is respited till the morrow of the Purification, through defect of a jury. (fn. 2) m. 47.
Staff. Ermegarda formerly wife of Henry de St. Maur, sued Roes formerly wife of Henry de St. Maur, for a third of a rent of £26 in Felde as her dower. Roes prayed a view, and the suit is adjourned to the Quindene of St. Martin. m. 90.
Norht. Ermegarda formerly wife of Henry de St. Maur, sued Roes formerly wife of Henry de St. Maur for a third of the manor of Herdwyk as her dower. Roes prayed a view, and the suit is adjourned to the same day as the other. m. 90.
Staff. Cecilia formerly wife of Roger de Narudale (Narrowdale), sued Adam le Hunte of Uttokeshather for a third of a messuage and 16 acres of land in Narudale as her dower. Adam called to warranty Thomas de Petherwyk, who is to be summoned in co. Derby for the Quindene of St. Martin. A postscript adjourns the case till five weeks from Easter. m. 90.
Staff. Margaret formerly wife of Richard de Marnham sued William son of Richard le Clerk of Corfton for two acres of meadow and two and a half of pasture in Bromwych as her right and inheritance. William prayed a view and the suit is adjourned to the morrow of the Purification. m. 98.
Staff. The same Margaret sued Margaret formerly wife of Richard le Clerk of Corfton for an acre of meadow and one and a half acres of pasture in Bromwych as her right, etc., and she did not appear. The Sheriff is therefore to take the land claimed into the King's hand, and summon her for the same date. m. 98.
Norht. Hugh de Mortimer sued Felicia formerly wife of Philip de Monte Gomery for two parts of the manor of Whelton, by a writ of right, (fn. 3) which John Wake the capital landlord remitted to the King's Court, and he pleaded that one William his ancestor was seised of the tenements in demesne in the time of King Henry the King's father, and from William the right descended to another William as son and heir, and from this William who died s.p. to Jocosa his sister and heir, and from Jocosa to Hugh the plaintiff as son and heir. Felicia denied the seisin of the original ancestor, and appealed to a great assize, and a day is given to the parties at three weeks from Easter. m. 139.
Warr. The Sheriff had been commanded to distrain Alexander de Fryvill and Joan his wife, one of the heirs of Philip Marmyun and to produce them at this term to acknowledge the service by which they held their tenements in Ryseby, in co. Lincoln, of Gilbert de Gaunt, and which services the said Gilbert had conceded to the lord the King by fine, etc. A postscript states that Alexander and Joan appeared on the Octaves of Hillary, and stated that one Mary (formerly) wife of the said Philip held the said vill of Reseby in dower, and it was of the inheritance of the said Joan and of Ralph son and heir of Ralph le Botyler, and of Joan daughter of the said Philip, who was one of the co-heirs (fn. 4) and was under age and in ward to the King; and they pleaded they could make no acknowledgment of service before the partition of the inheritance. The cause is therefore to remain sine die. m. 182, dorso.
Staff. Agnes de Somery appeared in court and gave up to Ralph Basset of Sapecote, Amabel the daughter and heir of Ralph de Rokeby, who had held his land of Ralph Basset by military service. m. 103, dorso.
Staff. Margaret formerly wife of Richard de Marnham recovered eight and a half acres of land in Bromwych from John de Salileye, and an acre from Walter de Linden, four acres from Richard son of John Fyne, and two acres from Ralph son of John Fyne, and an acre and a half from Margaret formerly wife of Richard le Clerk, in the same vill, by default of the defendants. m. 85, dorso.
Staff. Margaret formerly wife of Thomas le Freman of Tyllinton sued Thomas Gerbode for a third of two messuages, forty-seven acres of land, and ten acres of pasture in Tyllynton as her dower. Thomas called to warranty Robert son and heir of Richard de Tillynton, who was under age and in ward to Ralph Basset of Chedel, and whose land is in the custody of Richard le Mazon. Richard (le Mazon) now appeared and stated he held the said tenements from which dower was claimed as custos of the inheritance of the said heir, viz., with one Dionisia his (Richard's) wife, by a demise of Thomas Tuchet and Simon Tuchet, Philip son of Philip de Draycote and of Robert de Newton, the executors of Alice Tuchet, by virtue of a deed which he produced, and which contained no clause of warranty, and he prayed judgment on this point. Afterwards the said Richard, by permission of the Court, acknowledged the claim to dower, and as it was testified he held sufficient of the freehold formerly belonging to Thomas (le Freman) the husband, it is considered that the said Thomas Gerbode should hold his land in peace, and Margaret be endowed out of the land held in custody. m. 81, dorso.
Staff. The Sheriff was ordered by writ of recordari to transfer into this Court the suit of Edith de Pirie versus William de Hamelton, the Parson of the Church of Honesworth (Handsworth), for a trespass committed against her, and which she complained had been falsely conducted in the County Court; and the Sheriff returned the names of four Knights, viz., Geoffrey de Gresele, John Hamelyn, William de Whytinton, and Robert de Bromle (fn. 5) who did not appear. He is therefore to distrain and produce them at the Quindene of Hillary. m. 78, dorso.
Staff. Richard son of Hervey de Stretton sued Robert Champyun and Agnes his wife for half a virgate of land in Stretton, of which Richard de Stretton his grandfather had been seised in the reign of King Henry the King's father, and from Richard the right descended to Henry his son and heir, and from Henry to Richard who now sues. Robert and Agnes called to warranty William Champyun, who appeared and warranted the tenement to them, and denied the seisin of Richard the grandfather, and appealed to a jury, which is to be summoned for the Quindene of Hillary. m. 64, dorso.
Salop. Joan daughter of Roger de Pyveleston by her custos appeared against William de Venables, Henry de Cresswall, Roger de la Vile, and John del Brodeoke, in a plea that they had abducted from Pyvelesdon (Puleston) vi et armis Robert the son and heir of Robert de Morton, who was under age, and whose marriage belonged to her. The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to distrain and produce them at the Quindene of Hillary; and as regards the heir, the Sheriff returned he was not within his Bailiwick, but was living in co. Chester in the custody of John de Croye. The Justiciary of Chester is ordered therefore to produce the heir at the same date. m. 43.