Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean and Chapter of Wells: Volume 1. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1907.
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Gift by Cristina Wrench (daughter and heir of Henry Wrench of Wodeberwe) in her widowhood to William de la Nye vicar of Wynescumbe his heirs or assigns, of one half acre of arable land in Bradecroft by the land of Gonnora de Axebrigge, to hold of the said Cristina, her heirs or assigns, at the yearly rent of one rose, in consideration of 19s., with warranty. Witnesses: Robert la Warre
of Sanford, William Motun, Robert Wrench, Joce Bal, Martin le Frye of Bartone, William le Frye of Barton, Martin de la Nye.
R.III. f. 101.
Gift by William de la Nye vicar of Wynescumbe to Edward dean of Wells and the chapter, of one half acre of arable land in Bradecroft by the land of Gunnora de Axebrigge, in exchange for a plot of ground between the vicarage manse on the east and the road from the lord's court to Himeryngdon, (which said half acre the vicar had of the gift of Cristina Wrench daughter and heir of Henry Wrench of Wodebergh,) with warranty. Witnesses: Sir Roger Fitzpayn, Sir Thomas la Warre lord of Rolveston, Sir Robert la Warre, Sir Walter de Monteforti, Sir Robert Malherbe knights.
R.III. f. 101.
Quitclaim by Philip Louestheft of Wynescumbe to the dean and chapter of Wells of all common rights in their several and enclosed lands, moors, woods and pastures in their manor of Wynescumbe, save in an assart by their wood of Brunrigges and in all other places now unenclosed. Witnesses: Sir John de Bellocampo, Sir Richard de Rodenye knights, William atte Ford, William de Mackesmulle, Robert son of Philip de Aschton, Simon de Bradenye, John son of John de Schepton. Dated Wells, the residence of Master Anthony de Bradenye, in presence of the said Anthony and William de Bourne canons of Wells and of John de Bromfeld clerk, Saturday the vigil of Trinity 12 Edward II.
R.III. f. 101d.
Indenture of accord, dated Sunday after the Epiphany 1 Edward II, between John Godelee dean of Wells and the chapter on the one part and Geoffrey de Molendinis on the other, the said Geoffrey having procured a writ of novel disseisin against the dean and chapter touching common of pasture upon a moor in Wynescumbe called Blakemore; whereby the dean and chapter grant to the said Geoffrey and his heirs in severalty for ever, 2 acres of pasture therein, lying next their pasture on the west side, and a road over the moor 9 feet wide to the said 2 acres in a straight line from the causeway leading towards Wynescumbe. (the said Geoffrey at his own cost making a dike 4 feet wide to enclose such road on the south, 2 feet to be taken from the moor and 2 feet from the road,) also a road 12 feet wide from the arable land of the said Geoffrey called Esturhull to Cockhull by the watercourse running to the said Geoffrey's mill (to be enclosed as above), and that he may drive his cattle from his tenement called Mackesmull over Muleforlanges to the cross road leading to Barton and beyond as far as Himeringdon, with warranty: in consideration whereof the said Geoffrey quitclaims all right of common upon the said moor. Witnesses: John Howell, Philip de Lung', Nicholas Markes, Henry at Okes bailiff of Banewell, Robert at Stockes. Dated Wells, in chapter, as above.
R.III. f. 101d.
Writ addressed to the sheriff of Somerset in a suit of novel disseisin between the dean and chapter of Wells (plaintiffs) and Maurice de Berkele, Eva his wife, Thomas son of the said Maurice, and Maurice son of the said Thomas, concerning their freehold in Wynescumbe: the day to be set by Roger de Bella Fago and John de Batesford. Tested at Ewelle by Peter de Gaveston earl of Cornwall, 3 February 1 Edward [II].
R.III. f. 102.
Commission by King Edward [I] to Hervey de Staunton and John Randolf justices to take an assize of novel disseisin between the dean and chapter of Wells (plaintiffs) and Maurice de Berkele, Eva his wife and others, of tenements in Wynescumbe. Tested at St. Albans, 16 June 34 Edward [I]. (Birlaund).
R.III. f. 102d.
Grant by William de la Ford the younger to the dean and chapter of Wells that they may scour and repair an ancient dike 5 feet in width dividing their grove from a small parcel of the said William's land on the south side thereof at Longenacresweye in the manor of Wynescumbe, and plant the same with thorns etc.; it having been found by men of the neighbourhood after viewing the same that the said dike is and always was the true boundary upon the soil of the dean and chapter, and that two oaks which he had cut down were growing upon their soil, wherefore he had paid 10l. for damages, and given up the timber. Witnesses: Ellis de Godelee, John de Barton, Robert atte Nye, Henry le Fry, Master William de Barton. Dated Wells in chapter, Saturday St. Prisca 1325.
R.III. f. 103.
Indenture of agreement, made on Monday after the octave of Trinity viii id. June 1306, between John Goodelee dean of Wells and the chapter on the one part and Master Roger Huse, Master Robert de Milverton clerks, Roger de Mideltone, and John de Bamptone laymen (executors of Master Henry Huse late dean of Wells) on the other, whereby the dean and chapter, by assent of Walter bishop of Bath and Wells, lease the manor and church of Wynescumbe to the said executors for 3 years from Michaelmas 1305, as fully as the same were held by Master William Burnell late provost of Wells and farmer of the said manor and church, extraordinary charges to be allowed them, with warranty; in consideration whereof the said executors have given the dean and chapter 200l., and shall give them yearly 10 marks at Michaelmas, maintain ordinary charges, and keep the buildings in repair; this term to be extended a year longer if 50 marks lent by them to the dean and chapter be not repaid to the said executors at Wells by St. Lawrence next, and 40l. the residue of the loan in the said fourth year by four quarterly payments.
R.III. f. 103.
Memorandum of agreement, made on Tuesday after the octave of Trinity vii id. June 1306, between John de Goodelee dean of
Wells and the chapter on the one part and Master Roger Huse and others (executors of Master Henry Huse late dean of Wells) on the other, whereby the dean and chapter lease to the said executors their manor and church of Wynescumbe for a term of years, as above, with this condition, that if by St. Lawrence the dean and chapter shall give security for payment of 10l. yearly for ever for the soul of the said dean Huse towards an anniversary, obit and distribution, as the said executors shall arrange, and by the same day pay to them 50 marks (delivered as a loan to the dean and chapter with 200l. paid for the said perpetuity), or shall pay the said 200l. together with the said loan, the said executors shall immediately render back the said manor and church and the agreement concerning the same.
R.III. f. 103d.
Appeal to the papal see by J. dean of Wells and the chapter against the impeachment of R. bishop of Bath and Wells before the abbots of Glouecestre and Persore and the prior of Evesham by the abbot and convent of Glastonbury touching the manor and advowson of Wynescumbe and other matters in their bill contained; and proxy to Master W. de Sancto Quintino archdeacon of Tanton and Luke de Membyri canons of Wells to lodge this appeal. Dated Wells, Wednesday after St. Luke 1246.
R.III. f. 104.
Bull of Pope Innocent IV, addressed to the dean and chapter of Wells, announcing his decision in their dispute with the prior and convent of Bath touching the right of electing a bishop. Dated Lyons, iii non. January 2 Pope Innocent.
R.III. f. 104. Papal Letters i. 212.
Letter of credence from the chapter of Wells to W. archbishop of York and the lords of the king's council (in the absence of the king) in favour of Master W. Button archdeacon of Wells and William provost of Cumbe canons of Wells, their proctors appointed to crave licence for the election of a bishop, bishop Joscelin having died on the vigil of St. Edmund, and the right to elect belonging to them jointly with the prior and convent of Bath. Dated Wells, St. Clement's day 1242.
R.III. f. 109.
Fine levied at Exeter on Tuesday before the Ascension 3 Henry III, before Joscelin bishop of Bath and Wells, Roger Cole, Robert de Cardinan', John de Briwes and Osbert son of William justices in eyre, between Joscelin bishop of Bath and Wells and Henry de Tracy, of the advowson of Southbovi, upon a writ of warranty of charter: the defendant acknowledges and warrants a charter of Oliver his father to St. Andrew Wells and bishop Reginald.
[Prebend of Warminster, ff. 109d.–111.]
Certificate by William de Ralegh treasurer of Exeter to R. bishop of Durham, that he was present in London at the making of an accord by the said bishop between J. bishop of Bath and Thomas Mauduit, Nicholas Avenel, and W. son and heir of the said Nicholas, and remembers that the bishop of Bath expressly mentioned 4 marks to be assigned to a vicar in the church of Wells, besides the portion of 30 marks falling to the canon of Wells who should hold the prebend of Werministre; the said 4 marks, and the assignment of a plot of ground in the parish of Werministre to such canon to receive his fruits thereupon, whereof the bishop of Durham himself made mention, not having been inserted in the said accord.
R.III. f. 109d.
Award made by the bishop of Durham on Monday before the Assumption, in presence of Master Richard official and vicegerent of the lord [bishop] of Salisbury, Master H. Teissun canon of Salisbury, Master W. de Burgo and Master R. de Ambian' clerks of the bishop of Durham, assigning for a prebend of Wells (to which upon the presentation of J. bishop of Bath Master John de Uffinton was admitted and instituted by R. bishop of Salisbury) the great tithes of Great Corslegh and its appurtenances, to wit the great tithes of Great Corslegh, the tithes of Whiteburn and of Buggelegh, of 3 carucates of land, of Tolnestun, Chepmanneslade under the road, and Little Corslegh, as of the value of 30 marks: the assignment of 4 marks to a vicar to serve the said prebend in the church of Wells being deferred until the bishop be assured whether by the tenor of an ancient compromise in writing between the bishop of Durham, Master W. archdeacon of Berkesire and Master E. de Berham (sic) power was reserved to vary the same, and the assignment of a plot of ground to the said canon for a dwelling until by inquisition a convenient spot be found within the parish of Werministre. Done at Tarent, the day aforesaid in the second year of E. archbishop of Canterbury.
R.III. f. 110: repeated f. 398.
Mandate of J. Sarracenus the pope's subdeacon and chaplain and dean of Wells to the abbots, priors, parsons, vicars and chaplains throughout the diocese of Bath and Wells, dated the Translation of St. Thomas M. 1250, to execute a mandate received from the archdeacon of St. Albans and John de Bolum chaplain of the abbot of St. Albans and official of the said archdeacon, as vicegerents and commissioners of the abbot prior (sic) of St. Albans and dean of London, dated Tuesday before St. John Baptist 1250, addressed to the dean and subdean of Wells and the dean of Exeter, enjoining them to publish in all conventual, cathedral and parish churches throughout the said diocese that, in the vacancy of that see, the ordinary jurisdiction belongs to the archdeacon of Tanton, namely the cognisance of causes in the ecclesiastical court, the correction and visitation of clerks and churches of his archdeaconry, and the institution of clerks, revoking and annulling all attempts of Master
Thomas de Bedeford to the prejudice of the said archdeacon, condemning him in 60 marks to be paid to the said archdeacon for costs and interest, and excommunicating him until he has contented the same.
R.III. f. 110.
Letter of R. abbot of Glastonbury and the convent to J. bishop of Bath, reminding him that they had long since, at his request, presented Sir R. de Lexinton to the church of Hamme, but the presentation had not taken effect; and signifying their pleasure that the bishop should admit Master Benedict the pope's writer to the said church in accordance with a papal provision.
R.III. f. 110d.
Accord between J. bishop of Bath on the one part and Sir Thomas Maudut and Sir Nicholas Avenel knights on the other touching the patronage of the church of Werministre, the parties and William son and heir of Sir N. Avenel having submitted to the arbitrament of Richard bishop of Durham under a penalty of 100l., with whom was associated Sir William de Ralegh by their consent; whereby the advowson of Werministre remains for ever to the said knights, saving a portion of 30 marks to be assigned in certain places in the parish of Werministre for a prebend of Wells to a clerk to be collated by the bishop of Bath and his successors and presented to the bishop of Salisbury, and by him instituted and sworn to obedience: ordinary charges to be borne by the clerks presented by the said knights and admitted by the bishop of Salisbury, extraordinary charges partly by the bishop of Bath's clerk and partly by the rector, all that shall accrue by fallows (ex novalibus) chapels or tithes to go to the rector, and no increase to the prebendary, who shall hold the said 30 marks without cure of souls. This accord was accepted and ratified by the bishop of Salisbury then being present, and it was agreed that he and the bishop of Durham shall commission two clerks to value the portions of the said church and despatch their valuation in writing to the bishop of Durham, and he shall set apart such as he may think proper to the amount aforesaid. Sealed by R. bishop of Durham, R. bishop of Salisbury, J. bishop of Bath, Thomas Madut, Nicholas Avenel, and W. his son. Witnesses: Master William de Avenel archdeacon of Berks, Master H. Tesson canon of Salisbury, Master Ralph official of the lord [bishop] of Salisbury, Master Clement de Melcheburne, Sir Herbert son of Matthew, Nicholas de Meoles, Walter de Godarville, Godfrey de Skydemore, Geoffrey de Insula, Thomas de Altavilla. Done in London, the morrow of the Translation of St. Thomas M. 9 Gregory IX.
R.III. f. 110d.
Declaration by Nicholas bishop of Tusculum and papal legate, at the instance of Josceline bishop of Bath and Glastonbury, that at his monition the said bishop, exercising the office of abbot of Glastonbury in the same manor (sic), caused a certain clerk to be admitted a monk and brother of the abbey, upon his petition to the said legate when present there, and that the prior and convent assented to such admission. Dated Bath, ii id. April.
Abjuration and quitclaim by Herbert de Stowa to Joscelin bishop of Bath and his successors of the whole land of Hertthorr' which he held in the manor of Wells with the men etc. thereto belonging, in consideration of 10 marks. Witnesses: Hugh bishop of Lincoln, William archdeacon of Lincoln, William precentor of Wells, William archdeacon of Buckingeham, Thomas de Fiskerton, Master William de Linc[oln], Peter de Bathonia canons of Lincoln, Roger the chaplain, Master Adam de Clanefeld, Ralph de Warreville, Gilbert de Taunton canons of Wells, Geoffrey son of Ralph, Richard Cotele, Reginald de Altavilla.
R.III. f. 111d.
Inspeximus and assent by Walter dean of Wells and the chapter, witnessed by Sir John vicar of Cheddre, Thomas de Hanam, John le Deneys, William de Hanam, Hugh de Malherbe, Gervase Godeing and Robert de Aula, to a demise and grant made by Hugh Everard canon of Wells, farmer of the dean and chapter of Wells of the church of Cheddre, to Walter de Alewarton called the cook, of a messuage with curtilage, arable land, meadow etc. in the town of Cheddre, formerly held by Roger Pikot, to hold for his life of the dean and chapter freely etc., at a rent of 2s. and 6d. for labour thereto belonging, payable to the grantor during his life and afterwards to the dean and chapter.
R.III. f. 111d.
Appropriation by Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury (after inspecting a charter of William son of Henry de Hardington) to the church of St. Mary of Keynesham, of the church of Hardington, saving a perpetual vicarage and the episcopal customs. Witnesses: Richard abbot of Micheln[ey], Alexander the dean, William the precentor, Master Ralph de Lecchel[ade] canons of Wells, Master Alan de Creton official of Hugh de Well', Joscelin de Well', Roger de Well', John Cauuel canons of Wells.
R.III. f. 112.
[Compton's Burgages; ff. 113–120. See R.I. ff. 254d., 279d.; above, p. 270].
Letters patent of King Edward [III] granting to the dean and chapter of Wells that they may take of the executors of Walter de Compton late burgess of Wells, and hold to them and their successors, a burgage and two shops thereto attached in the high street of the town of Wells (held of the bishop of Bath and Wells by
service of 3s.), and a burgage in the same street by Jacobeswell (held of the said bishop by 4d. yearly), devised to the dean and chapter by will of the said Walter, subject to a charge of 8s. yearly to the vicars of St. Andrew Wells for an anniversary therein anciently founded, though no licence in mortmain for such devise had been obtained. Tested at Westminster, 20 February 41 Edward [III].
R.III. f. 113.
Grant by John bishop of Bath and Wells to the dean and chapter of Wells of a faculty to take and hold a burgage with two shops attached in the high street of the city of Wells, and a burgage in the same street by Jacobeswell, towards an anniversary in their church of Wells, under the will of Walter de Compton deceased, paying to the bishop and his successors the services and rents due and accustomed. Dated London, 10 January 1366.
R.III. f. 113.
Inquisition ad quod damnum, taken at Welles county Somerset before John de Bekynton the escheator, 8 February 41 Edward III, by oath of Richard Stewey (sic), Richard Broun, Nicholas Critesham, John Hamme, William Hert, William Churchestille, John Bouediche, John Clother, John de Gurdell, Walter Baker, John Yevelton and William de Compton, finding that the king may without damage grant the petition of the dean and chapter as to a burgage and two shops thereto attached in the high street of the town of Wells, and a burgage in the same street by Jacobeswell, to them devised by will of Walter de Compton: that the said burgages and shops are held of the bishop of Bath and Wells by a yearly rent of 3s. 4d., and by him of the king in chief by knight service: that the first mentioned burgage and shops are charged with 8s. yearly payable to the vicars of St. Andrew Wells for an anniversary anciently founded therein, and the burgage by Jacobeswell with 4s. yearly payable to the vicar of St. Cuthbert Wells for another anniversary anciently founded in his church: and that they are of the yearly value of 4l.
R.III. f. 113d. See writ, f. 118d.; below p. 372.
Quitclaim by Margery relict of Walter de Compton, in her widowhood, to William Lullok chaplain, his heirs and assigns, of a burgage in the high street of the borough of Wells, between the burgage late of John le Boghiare on the east and the shop where Thomas Scherston dwells on the west, also of a burgage in the said borough opposite Jacobeswell, with warranty. Witnesses: John Langhelond, William Coker, Walter Temedebury, Thomas Mertok, Richard Stouweye, John le Roper, Nicholas Fikays. Dated Wells, Monday before the Nativity of St. John Baptist 37 Edward III.
R.III. f. 113d.
Lease by Robert Boret and Juliana his wife to Adam Tottebourne burgess of Wells and Alice his wife of two selds with solars above them in Wells in the high street of the town, between the
tenement late of Adam de Cheleworth on the east and that of John de Fyshyde chaplain on the west, to hold during the life of the said Juliana of the chief lords, with warranty. Witnesses: Walter de Temedebury, John Roper, Walter de Middelton, William Faukes, Richard Everard, Thomas le Salter, Walter de Compton. Dated Wells, Monday before the Annunciation 24 Edward III.
R.III. f. 114.
Quitclaim by John de Chidiok knight to Walter de Compton of Wells, his heirs and assigns, of a burgage in the high street of the borough of Wells, between the burgage late of John le Bouyer on the east and that of Thomas Sherston on the west, with two selds thereto attached, and of a burgage opposite Jacobeswell in the burgage (sic) aforesaid, also of 3 acres (sic) of meadow in Wells foreign, whereof 2 acres lie in Knollemede and 1½ acres in Pauleshamesmede; all of which the said John had for his life by gift of William de Chelleworth son and heir of William de Chelleworth. Witnesses: William de Welde, John Leddrede, John le Doo, John Longh', Walter de Temedebury, Thomas Draycote, John le Ropere, Thomas de Mertok. Dated Wells, Monday after St. Andrew 35 Edward III.
R.III. f. 114d.
Lease by Walter de Compton burgess of Wells to Alice Croterys (Crouterys) of Wellys of a shop with solar attached in the high street of Wells by Jacobeswell, between the messuage of William Bythewode and that of Cristina relict of John Comehawe, to hold for her life at a yearly rent of 10s., with warranty. Witnesses: John le Roper steward of the borough, Thomas de Draycote, Adam de Carleton, John Chestre, Thomas de Somerton clerk. Dated Wells, Sunday after St. Peter and St. Paul 36 Edward III.
R.III. f. 114d.
Quitclaim by Robert Boret and Juliana his wife to Adam de Tettebourn and Alice his wife of all right, by reason of the dower of the said Juliana or otherwise, in a messuage in Wells on the south side of the high street, formerly of Adam de Cheleworth deceased. Witnesses: Walter de Temedebury, Guy de Astyngton, Richard Everard, John Ropere, Thomas le Salter, Thomas Draycote, William Wynd, Alan Loder. Dated Wells, Sunday after St. Luke 1352.
R.III. f. 115.
Gift by William de Chelleworth son and heir of William de Chelleworth of Wellys to John de Chidiok, William Aumarle knights, Robert de Panes and William de Byngham and the heirs and assigns of William de Byngham, of all his lands, tenements, burgages, rents, services and reversions in the free borough of Wells, the rents, services and reversions due from Alice late wife of Adam de Tettebourn called Monyere for lands, burgages etc. held for life by his demise in the borough of Wellys and Wellys foreign, his lands, rents, services and reversions at Byestwalles by the borough
of Wellys and in Wellys to the same belonging, the rents, services and reversions held for life by Philip Drake in Woky, and the lands, woods, rents, services and reversions in Est Chelleworth which descended to him by his father's decease, to hold of the chief lords by the services due and accustomed, with warranty. Witnesses: John de Meriet, Walter de Romesye knights, John atte Forde, Thomas de Panes, William de Welde, John Fauconer, John Leddrede the younger, John Longh', Thomas de Mertok of Wellys, Thomas Draycote, Robert Forde of Yevele, John le Doo, Robert de Coker, William le Doo. Dated Sutton Byngham, Thursday after the Beheading of St. John Baptist 35 Edward III.
R.III. f. 115.
Lease indented by Walter de Compton and Margery his wife to Henry Bouedicgh and Juliana (later called 'Joan') his wife, of the tenement late of Adam de Chelleworth in the high street of the town of Wellys, (a wine cellar excepted which the said Adam in his life time disposed for his tavern,) to hold with one shop for their lives at a yearly rent of 6 marks; provided that if the survivor of the said Walter and Margery should not care to keep house after the other's death, such survivor may have a room in the said tenement with free ingress and egress to dwell therein; with warranty. Witnesses: Walter de Themedebury, John le Ropere, Richard Stouuer' (sic), William Churchestille, Thomas Phelippes, John Bouedicgh, John Smoggere. Dated Wells, Monday after St. Matthias 36 Edward III.
R.III. f. 116.
Quitclaim by William de Chelworth son and heir of William de Chilleworth, of full age, to the dean and chapter of Wells, of a burgage with selds attached in the high street of Wells on the south side, between the tenement late of John le Bogher and the selds of Thomas de Draycote on the east and the shop wherein Thomas Scherston dwells on the west, also of a burgage in the borough of Wells opposite Jacobeswell, with warranty. Witnesses: John Langh', William Coker, Walter Temptebury, Thomas Mertok, Richard Stowey, John Ropere of Wells, Robert Coker, Thomas Draycote of Wells. Dated Wells, Tuesday the vigil of the chair of St. Peter 37 Edward III.
R.III. f. 116d.
Fine levied at Westminster in a month of Easter 37 Edward III, between William Lullok chaplain, Margery Moners and Margery who was wife of Walter de Compton plaintiffs and William de Chelleworth deforciant, of two messuages in Wells, assuring the same to plaintiffs and the heirs of William Lullok, with warranty.
R.III. f. 117. (Somerset Record Soc. xvii. 53).
Quitclaim by William de Chellesworth son and heir of William Chelesworth, of full age, to Margery relict of Walter de Compton, Margery Moners and Sir William Lullok chaplain (executor of the said Walter), of a burgage with selds attached in the high street of
Wells on the south side, between a tenement late of John le Boghier and selds of Thomas de Draycote on the east and the shop wherein Thomas Scherston dwells on the west, also of a burgage in the borough of Wellys opposite Jacobeswell, with warranty. Witnesses: John Langelond, William Coker, Walter Temtebury, Thomas Mertok, Richard Stoweye, John le Ropere of Wells, Robert Coker, Thomas Draycote of Wellys. Dated Tuesday the vigil of the chair of St. Peter 37 Edward III.
R.III. f. 117.
Quitclaim by Robert Boret and Juliana his wife to Adam de Tettebourne called Monyers and Alice his wife and the heirs of the said Adam, of all lands, rents, services and reversions in Wellys, Woky and Hornyngdon which might fall to the said Juliana by reason of her dower by the death of William de Cheleworth her late husband. Dated Wellys, Monday before St. Barnabas 28 Edward III. Witnesses: Walter de Temedebury, John le Ropere, Walter de Compton, Thomas le Salter, Thomas Draycote.
R.III. f. 117d.
Quitclaim by William de Chelleworth son and heir of William de Chelleworth of Welles to Walter Compton of Wellys, his heirs and assigns, of a burgage with two selds thereto attached, held for life by Alice late the wife of Adam de Tettebourne called Monyour by demise of the said William, and of a burgage in the borough of Wellys opposite Jacobbiswell, with warranty. Witnesses: Walter Temptebury, John Roper of Wellys, Thomas Draycote of Wellys, Thomas Mertok, John Longh', John le Doo, William le Doo, Robert Coker. Dated Wellys, Wednesday before St. Kalixtus 35 Edward III.
R.III. f. 117d.
Gift by William de Byngham to Walter Compton of Wellys, of 1d. yearly rent payable by Alice late the wife of Adam de Tettebourne called Monyour, for a burgage with two selds thereto attached in the high street of the borough of Wellys, between the burgage late of John le Bouwyar on the east and that of Thomas de Sherston on the west, the reversion of 3½ acres of meadow whereof 2 acres lie in Knollemede and 1½ acres in Pauleshammesmede, and the reversion of the burgage aforesaid with two selds thereto attached, after the death of the said Alice, which the said William had by the gift and feoffment of William son and heir of William de Chelleworth; also of a burgage in the borough of Wellys opposite Jacobbeswell; to hold of the chief lords by the services due and accustomed, with warranty. Witnesses: Walter Temptebury, Thomas Mertok of Wellys, Thomas Draycote, John Bradewille, Richard Stauweye, John Smoggere, John Ropere of Wellys. Dated Welles, Thursday before St. Kalixtus 35 Edward III.
R.III. f. 118.
Writ of ad quod damnum, addressed to John de Bekynton the king's escheator in county Somerset, reciting a petition of the dean and chapter of Wells for licence to take and hold a burgage and two shops to the same attached in the high street of Wells, held of the bishop of Bath and Wells by the service of 3s., and a burgage in the same street by Jacobeswell held of the said bishop by the service of 4d. a year, devised to the dean and chapter subject to the said services, and the former to a charge of 8s. yearly payable to the vicars of St. Andrew Wells for an anniversary anciently founded in that church, the latter to a charge of 4s. yearly to the vicar of St. Cuthbert Wells for a like anniversary in his church, by the will of Walter de Compton late burgess of Wells. Tested at Westminster, 20 January.
R.III. f. 118d. See inq., f. 113d.; above p. 368.
Lease by Robert Boret and Juliana his wife to Adam de Tettebourne and Alice his wife of the third part of a messuage in Wells, that is to say the eastern part, falling to them in name of the dower of the said Juliana of the endowment of William de Chelesworth late her husband, to hold for the life of the said Juliana, with warranty. Dated Wells, Sunday before St. Faith 26 Edward III. Witnesses: Walter de Tempdebury, Guy de Astyngton, John le Ropere, Thomas Salter, Walter de Compton, Thomas de Draycote, Alan Loder, William Wynd, John Mertok, Richard de Harpetre clerk.
R.III. f. 119.
Quitclaim by William de Byngham to Walter de Compton of Wellis his heirs and assigns of a burgage with two selds thereto annexed, and all the meadow held for life by Alice late the wife of Adam de Tettebourne called Monyour by demise of the said William, also of a burgage in the borough of Wellis opposite Jacobeswell, with warranty. Witnesses: Walter Temedebury, John Ropere of Wellys, Thomas Draycote of Wellia, Thomas Mertok, Thomas Hegge, John Bouedyche, Thomas Philippes, William Chirchestile. Dated Wellys, Monday after St. Kalixtus 35 Edward III.
R.III. f. 119.
Quitclaim by Isabel de Toryngton (daughter and heir of Eborard le Fraunceys late burgess of the town of Bristol) and John Toryngton her son, executors of the said Eborard, to the dean and chapter of Wells, of all demands under a statute merchant whereby William Chelleworth was bound to the said testator before the mayor of Bristol, and gift to the dean and chapter of a statute merchant of 200l. by the said William made, with power to recover the same. Witnesses: Nicholas Cristesham, Richard Stoweye, Henry Bouedich, Thomas Hore, Walter Halyet, Geoffrey Shyrygge, John Knight. Dated Wells, Saturday after the Purification 6 Richard II.
R.III. f. 119d.
Quitclaim by John de Rodeneye knight to Master Thomas de Sudburia dean of Wells and the chapter and to their successors, of a yearly rent of one pair of gilt spurs due to him from certain tenements in the city of Wells late of Walter Comptone, wherein Thomas Tanner and Isabel his wife now dwell, and of a chamber and a stable for his horses to him therein reserved free of rent during his presence at the said city. Witnesses: Thomas Tanner, Thomas Hore, Nicholas Cristesham, John Blithe, Richard Ferour. Dated Wellys, Wednesday after St. Matthias 17 Richard II.
R.III. f. 120.
Gift by John de Weleslegh knight to Master Walter de Hull clerk of a piece of land in Wellys county Somerset called la Purihey, between the street leading to Byestewall on the south, a tenement which the said Walter had of the gift of Sir Hugh de Lymyngton on the north, the street leading towards the Monterye on the west, and a tenement of Alice de Welleslegh on the east, and containing in length along the street leading to the Monterye from the said Walter's tenement southward to the street leading to Byestewall 128 feet, and in width 90 feet, to hold of the chief lords by the services due and accustomed, with warranty. Dated Wells, Monday after St. Andrew 18 Edward II. Witnesses: Adam de Chellesworth, Roger de Middelton, Nicholas de Palton, Walkelin Tonere, Robert de Wodeford, Richard le Parker, John de Surr'.
R.III. f. 120.
Indenture made 1 October 15 Richard II between John Wareyn canon of Wells on the one part and Master Thomas Byngham, Master Ralph Berners, Master Robert Rugg' and Master Robert Sloo canons of Wells on the other, being a gift by the said John Wareyn of a messuage and curtilages at Wells (late of Master Walter de Hull canon of Wells deceased) which he had of the gift and feoffment of William Iwayn of Modeford, situate in Byestwallys street between a messuage and curtilage of the said John on the east 93½ king's feet in width to the high way from the cathedral to the Mounthorrey on the west, and between the highway to Byestwalles street opposite the entry of the court wherein Master John Upton dwells on the south and the court of the abbot of Muchelney wherein Master Thomas Alston dwells on the north, upon condition that they the said Thomas, Ralph, Robert and Robert, seisin therein being had, shall reconvey the same to the said John Wareyn for his life and one month after his death at a yearly rent of one rose. Sealed by both parties.
R.III. f. 120d.