Staffordshire Historical Collections, Vol. 7, Part 1. Originally published by Staffordshire Record Society, London, 1886.
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Coram Rege Roll. Easter, 26 E. I.
Staff. The Sheriff was ordered to levy 40 marks from the lands and tenements of Nicholas, late Baron of Stafford, to pay a debt owing since 15 E. I., to Magister Henry de Bray, and by another writ to levy 23 marks from the same to pay another debt owing to Henry de Bray since 16 E. I. m. 45.
Staff. The Sheriff was ordered to levy 10 marks from the lands of John son of John fitz Philip, to pay a debt owing to Robert Burnel, late Bishop of Bath and Wells, since 18 E. I. m. 44, dorso.
Derb. William de Stafford, Roger del Beche, James Maynwaryng, William son of William de Hadefeld, William del Helde, and Fulcher de Padefeld, were attached to answer Roger son of Robert de Melvere in a plea of conspiracy and trespass; and he complained that by conspiracy and confederacy between them they had indicted him at Glossop in 25 E. I. before Thomas Foljaumbe the Bailiff of the Peak for harbouring Robert de Melvere, a common robber, and by which indictment he had been detained in prison at Nottingham until released by Richard de Bingham and his fellow Justices, and for which he claimed £20 as damages. William and the other defendants denied any injury to Roger, and stated that they indicted him by the common report of the country (per communem famam patriæ) and not by any conspiracy, and they appealed to a jury, which is to be summoned for the Quindene of Trinity. m. 24, dorso.
Staff. Nicholas son of Roger de Marchinton and Roger son of Nicholas de Marchinton, executors of the will of the said Roger, appeared against John de Prestwode, William Shirard, Hugh Schyne, Henry Grounel, Simon Keling, John Keling, and four others, in a plea of trespass. The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to attach them for the Quindene of Trinity. m. 15, dorso.
Staff. Adam le Carter, William de Olneye, Adam Blakeman, Thomas Dene, Richard del Siche, Richard de Northampton, the Parson of the Church of Eyton, William de Eyton the Chaplain, John le Luttel (Little), Richard de Dokeseye, John de Cotes, Geoffrey le Wasteneys, John de Berkeleye, Richard de Knyttele, and eight others, were attached to answer the plea of the Prior of Ware that they had taken vi et armis the goods of the said Prior to the value of £10 at Great Onne, viz., barley, oats, and beans and other chattels, in 25 E. I. The defendants denied any injury to the Prior, and appealed to a jury, which is to be summoned for the Octaves of Trinity. m. 1, dorso.
Banco Roll. Easter, 26 E. I.
Staff. Cecilia formerly wife of Roger de Narudale (Narrowdale) sued Adam le Hunte of Uttokeshathere for a third of a messuage and sixteen acres in Narudale, which were valued at 3s. 2d., as her dower. Adam called to warranty Thomas de Petherwych, who appeared and warranted the tenement to him and stated Cecilia had no claim to dower, because her husband was not in seisin of the tenement at the time he married her nor ever afterwards, and appealed to a jury. The Sheriff was ordered to summon a jury to be at York on the Octaves of Trinity, (fn. 1) nisi Justiciarii prius, etc. m. 12.
Staff. Ralph de Crumbwell sued Isabella formerly wife of Robert de Somerville, John de Duddene, and John le Pouser the executors of the will of Robert de Somerville for a debt of 20 marks; the defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to attach them to be at York on the Octaves of Michaelmas, and the Sheriff returned that the two Johns held nothing in his bailiwick, and it was shown that they held sufficient lands and tenements in Shirescote. The Sheriff was therefore commanded as before, etc. m. 33.
Staff. The Sheriff had been ordered to arrest Sir William Bagot and keep him in safe custody till he had paid to Urian de St. Pierre, who is now dead, a debt of £29, and which should have been paid in 19 E. I.; and the Sheriff had done nothing in the matter, and returned that William Bagot held nothing within his bailiwick because he had enfeoffed William his son of all his lands and tenements; and it was considered the return was insufficient, as it did not name the date of the alienation. The Sheriff is therefore ordered as before to arrest William and to levy an execution on his lands, etc. m. 33.
Staff. Magister John Lovel sued Roger de Aston, Elyas de Napton, and Robert de Redeswell, the executors of Roger formerly Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, for 62 marks owing to him, the arrears of an annual rent of 6 marks, which the said Bishop had engaged to pay to him so long as he conducted the Bishop's business as Advocate in the Court of Canterbury by a deed dated 1283, which he produced. The executors denied that John had carried out the conditions of the deed, and the case was adjourned to the Quindene of Trinity at York. m. 40.
Staff. John de Cadomo (Caen), Dean of the Church of St. Mary of Stafford, sued Adam de Creswalle and Agnes his wife for a messuage in Stafford which Richard de Loundres formerly held, and which should revert to him as his eschaet because Richard was a bastard and died leaving no issue; and he stated that Richard held the tenement of him by fealty and the service of 2s. annually. Adam and Agnes called to warranty Gilbert de Croxeford, who came and warranted the tenement to them, and stated that Richard did not hold it of the Dean and appealed to a jury. A postscript states that a jury appeared at Hillary term, 27 E. I., and stated that one John Camelyn and all his ancestors had held the tenement in fee of the Church of St. Mary for 18d. annually, and performed no service to anybody else; and John had enfeoffed one Ralph of the tenement to be held in the same way of the Church for 18d. annually; and Ralph had enfeoffed the said Richard de Loundres to hold of him and his heirs for the service of a rose annually and 18d. to the Church of St. Mary, and that Richard had died in the time of Bogo de Clare formerly Dean; and as the jury found that the said Richard did not hold of the Church of St. Mary but of the said Ralph, a verdict was given in favour of Adam and Agnes. m. 42.
Staff. The Sheriff was ordered to arrest Robert de Somerville, the Lord of Wychenovere (Whichnor), and keep him in safe custody until he had paid a debt of 20 marks owing to the executors of Richard Hunte, and which should have been paid in 24 E. I.; and he returned that Robert was dead. He is therefore ordered to proceed according to the statute. m. 80.
Staff. John de Wenlok gives half a mark for license of concord with Richard son of Henry Wymer of Morton and Isolda his wife, and they have a chirograph. m. 109.
Staff. Margaret formerly wife of Richard de Marnham, recovers two and half acres of land and four acres of pasture in Bromwych against William son of Richard le Clerk of Corfton, by default of the latter. m. 127.
Staff. Magister Andrew de Esseburne sued Magister Elias de Napton Archdeacon of Derby, Magister Robert de Radeswell Archdeacon of Chester, and Roger de Aston, (fn. 2) executors of Roger formerly Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, for £50. Adjourned to the Octaves of St. John the Baptist at York. m. 149.
Staff. Philippa formerly wife of Richard de Berdemore sued Roger Attewalle of Whiston for a third of a messuage and bovate of land in Whiston, and she sued Richard son of Isolda for a third of a messuage and bovate of land, and Adam Hardheved for a third of four acres of land and an acre of meadow, and William son of Isolda for a third of an acre of meadow, and Robert Kyryaul for a third of four acres in the same vill, and Thomas Kyrk for a third of six acres in Caldon, and Robert son of Richard for a third of a messuage and sixteen acres of land in Farlegh, and Adam de la Shawe for a third of two acres in Thornbury, which she claimed as dower. None of the defendants appeared, and the Sheriff was ordered to take the dower claimed into the King's hands, and to summon them to be at York at the Quindene of St. John the Baptist. m. 160.
Staff. Magister Robert de Stafford, executor of the will of William de Caureswelle, together with William son of Robert de Caureswelle and William de Fulford, his co-executors, and Adam le Venur the executor of the will of Reginald de Legh, co-executor of the said William, sued Richard Spigurnel, Stephen de Wolaston, William Godfrey of Byllyngton, Henry de Caureswell, William de Wolaston, and William de la Dune jointly and severally for a sum of £121 16s. 1¼d. None of the defendants appeared, and the Sheriff was ordered to attach them to be at York at three weeks from Michaelmas. m. 141, dorso.
Banco Roll. Michaelmas, 26 E. I.
Staff. Blanch formerly wife of Edmund the King's brother, the Queen of Navarre, sued Adam de Char for a third of half the manor of Yoxale excepting the capital messuage, the forest of Nedwode, the park of Rowleye and advowson of the Church, as her dower. Adam stated that the said Edmund had demised the said half of the manor to him for his life, and he called to warranty Thomas de Lancaster son and heir of Edmund, who is to be summoned for the morrow of St. Martin. m. 7.
Staff. Isabella formerly wife of Robert de Somerville sued Ralph de Crumbwell and Joan his wife for a third of twenty-six messuages, seven virgates and seventy acres of land and 4s. of rent in Shirescote and Curburgh as her dower. Ralph and Isabella (sic) called to warranty Edmund son of Robert de Somerville, who is to be summoned for the Octaves of the Purification. m. 77.
Staff. Ralph le Deystere of Stafford, Robert son of Bertram, William le Wyseprest, John son of Robert le Yungehusebonde, Peter and Gerard brothers of John, and Richard Noel, appeared in a plea against Alan son of Simon de Acton that he should warrant to the said Ralph the third part of four acres, and to the said William the third part of a messuage and half a virgate of land, and to the said John and his brothers the third of nine acres in Acton, and to the said Richard the third of four messuages and a carucate of land and eight acres of meadow in the said vill and in Bedenhale, which Havyse formerly wife of Simon de Acton claimed as her dower. Alan did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to take land belonging to him to the value of the dower claimed, into the King's hand, and to summon him for the Octaves of the Purification. m. 230.
Staff. The executors of Roger formerly Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield sued Ralph son of Ralph de Grendon for a debt of £10 owing to them. Ralph did not appear, and is to be attached for the Octaves of Hillary. m. 225, dorso.
Staff. The Sheriff had been ordered to arrest William Bagot, Knight, and keep him in custody in the King's prison at Stafford until he had paid £29 to the executors of Urian de St. Pierre, Knight, lately deceased, and which should have been paid at Michaelmas, 19 E. I. And the Sheriff had returned that William held no goods within his bailiwick on the day of the acknowledgment of the debt. Nevertheless he had returned that he made an extent upon oath of the lands and tenements which the said William held at the same date, and that no one came on the part of the executors to receive seisin of them; and as it was testified that the Sheriff had made a false return, and had likewise permitted the said William to leave the prison, the Coroner is commanded to produce the said Sheriff, Thomas Corbet, before the Court at the Octaves of Hillary. A postscript states that the Coroner did nothing, and made no return at the Hillary sittings, and the executors then asked permission to sue the debtor, which was conceded to them. The Sheriff was therefore ordered to produce the said William at the Quindene of Easter. m. 225, dorso.
Staff. Alan son of Robert de Denston appeared against Robert de Okoure (Okeover), in a plea that he caused waste and destruction in the lands and houses, etc., which he held by courtesy of England of the inheritance of Alan in Denstone. Robert did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to attach him for the Quindene of Hillary. A postscript states, on that date the Sheriff made no return, and was ordered to attach him for the morrow of St. John the Baptist. m. 131, dorso.
Staff. The same Alan sued Richard de Okoure for causing waste and destruction in the same tenements which had been demised to him by Robert de Okoure for the life of Robert; the same process as in former suit. m. 131, dorso.
Staff. Lettice formerly wife of William de Allerwych sued Richard atte Chircheyerd of Allerewych, for the third of two acres of land in Alrewich (Aldridge) as her dower. And Richard had called to warranty Henry son of John atte Chircheyerde, who appeared and warranted the tenement to him, and called to warranty William son and heir of William de Alrewich, who is under age and in ward to William de Strangelford and Walter his brother, by a demise of Robert Lord of Barre. The custodes are therefore to be summoned for the Octaves of Hillary to produce the heir. The summonses to be made in Stafford and Salop. m. 115, dorso.
Staff. Robert Bataylle recovers six acres of land in Alveton in a suit versus Henry de Macworth and Margery his wife through default of appearance of the defendants. m. 100, dorso.
Staff. The suit of Robert son of John de Assheburne versus Theobald de Neville for the arrears of a rent of 13s. 4d. in Swynefen remanet sinc die, Theobald having King's letters of protection till Xmas day. m. 8, dorso.
Staff. In the suit of the executor of Urian de St. Pierre versus William Bagot for a debt of £29, the Sheriff returned that William was detained in prison, and the lands and tenements belonging to him had devolved on William the son of William Bagot; and that William Bagot, senior, was beholden to the King in many debts on the day that the above debt was acknowledged, and that all the goods, chattels, lands, and tenements which the said William held on the day of the above recognizance would not suffice to pay the King's debts. And it was testified in Court that the Sheriff's return was false, and he is ordered to keep the said William Bagot in safe custody, and to levy an execution on his lands, etc., and return the proceeds at the Octaves of St. Martin. (fn. 3) m. 7, dorso.