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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Appropriation by Ralph bishop of Bath and Wells to the prior and canons regular of the priory of Bustelesham of the order of St. Augustine in the diocese of Salisbury of the parish church of Cory Ryvel (now void by the resignation of John Toly the last rector) the revenues whereof do not exceed 30 marks, by licence of King Richard II and of John duke of Aquitaine and Lancaster (now founder thereof), with the consent of the dean and chapter of Wells, and of William de Monte Acuto now earl of Salisbury (late the patron,) who has caused the patronage to be given to the priory for this purpose, the said bishop having found in his visitations while bishop of Salisbury that the possessions and rents wherewith the founders (the progenitors of the said earl William) endowed the priory were small, that it was burdened with debt, that the church had to be built, that it was by the public street and ministered to the needs of many travellers, that the winter floods of the Thames often destroy their crops and damage their buildings, wherefore they could not support themselves and their ministers (more than thirty in number) and keep hospitality, saving the rights of the bishop and archdeacon, the dignity of the churches of Bath and Wells, also certain pensions, namely 30s. 4d. due to the bishop and his successors, 20s. to the chapter of Wells, and 3s. 4d. to the archdeacon of Tanton payable yearly on the morrow of Quasimodo Sunday in the church of Wells for ever, and reserving power to appoint a vicarage, with a portion of the revenues of the said church, land, houses and a manse for the dwelling and maintenance of a vicar. In triplicate: one part to remain in the treasury of Wells, another in the bishop's registry, the third with the priory. Dated in the parish church of Moneketon, 14 June 1391. Attested by Gilbert de Stone clerk of the diocese of Lichfield notary public, the bishop's registrar, and witnessed by Master Ralph Canon rector of Wotton Courteney, Sir Thomas Terry rector of Neweton Sayntlo, Roger Sygar and Thomas Polton clerks of the diocese of Salisbury notaries public.
Agreement made on Tuesday after the Beheading of St. John Baptist 1311, between John dean of Wells and the chapter on the one part and John de Murdene on the other, that whereas the said John had by inheritance common of pasture upon the moors of the dean and chapter of Northcory, to wit Corymor, Boterlak' and Stathmor, for all manner of cattle at all times of the year, he quitclaims such common upon 886 acres which the dean and chapter are about to enclose and hold in severalty by consent of the commoners, saving his common upon the residue unenclosed; in consideration whereof the dean and chapter grant and demise to the said John his heirs and assigns 7 acres of their moor in Corymor by the king's perch, to hold of them and their successors freely for ever, with liberty to enclose and hold the same in severalty, at a yearly rent of 3s. 6d. (namely 6d. an acre); and further that henceforth the dean and chapter may not make agistments nor take hauagium of the cattle of strangers not having common there upon the aforesaid moors remaining in common, but the said John his heirs or assigns may impound such cattle whenever found feeding there in the pound of the dean and chapter, reserving to the dean and chapter reasonable amends with estrays, attachments and impoundments to be made by their bailiffs and servants: moreover the said John grants to the dean and chapter that they may enclose 20 acres of their moor in Stathmor at their choice without the portion to him and others assigned. Dated Wells, Wednesday after the beheading of St. John Baptist the year above mentioned. Witnesses: Sir John de Bello Campo, Sir Henry de Urciato (sic), Sir John de Erlegh, Sir Gilbert de Bere, Sir Hugh de Popham knights, Nicholas de Meles, Philip de Columbariis, Matthew de Clyvedone, Henry de Urciato (sic), John de Burtone, Walter Lyf'.
R.III. f. 202.
Mandate of Edward dean of Wells and the chapter to Walter de Cnolton bailiff of Northcory, to give Hugh de la Hele seisin of a
messuage and three fardels of land in their manor of Northcory, late of Richard de la Hele. Dated Wells in chapter, Friday the morrow of St. Bartholomew 1284.
R.III. f. 203.
Indenture made at Wells 10 July 10 Edward III, between the dean and chapter of Wells on the one part and Cecily who was wife of Hugh atte Hele on the other, being a sale to the said Cecily of the marriage of Ralph son and heir of the said Hugh, and of the custody of the lands late of the said Hugh and of Alice his mother in the manor of Northcory, which came to their hands by reason of the nonage of the said heir; and in case the said Ralph die, the marriage of the other heirs of the said Hugh and custody as aforesaid. Sealed by the parties.
R.III. f. 203d.
Quitclaim by John son of Mabel Roweles to Hugh de la Hele his heirs and assigns, of a messuage and curtilage in the town of Northcury, and of the rents and services of Richard Rogga and Robert Gyan. Witnesses: Robert le Irreys, Thomas de Mere, William de Meridon, William Hughzet, John de Cnappe, Walter le Fry, Richard le Fry. Dated Northcory, the morrow of the Purification 24 Edward [I].
R.III. f. 203d.
Indenture made at Wells on Wednesday the morrow of St. Mark 1368, between Master Stephen Penpel dean of Wells and the chapter on the one part and William Cammel precentor of Wells, Robert Samborne, John Lombard, and William Derby canons of Wells (executors of Ralph late bishop of Bath and Wells) on the other, witnessing that whereas the dean and chapter have received of the executors one missal with notes for the high altar, one pair of white vestments with furniture for St. Mary's chapel, a legacy of 10l. to the fabric of the church, three copes of red camacu, one with a clasp of silver gilt and enamelled, one chasuble, one dalmatic with tunic, three albs, three amices, two stoles, three maniples, three girdles, one of green silk with ornaments of silver gilt, one pair of sandals of the same suit, one dalmatic, one tunic of red camaca on one side and black on the other; also one gradual, one pastoral staff value 40 marks (in lieu of one value 10l.), and one mitre value 100s. which the said bishop had on loan of the church, they release and quitclaim to the said executors one gradual value 10s., and one silver chrismatory value 40s. which the bishop likewise had on loan, and all actions, plaints or demands against them; and the executors release and quitclaim to the dean and chapter 25 marks surplus value of the pastoral staff above mentioned, which they were bound to pay, one great iron bound coffer in the treasury sold to them for 40s., one legend of the saints sold to them for 3s. 4d., and one noble orfrey sold to them for 4l., upon condition that the canons of the said church shall make mention of the said bishop in their masses and prayers, and that the said sum (so far as it goes) shall be in satisfaction of the residue
of the bishop's estate; and likewise all actions which they or the said late bishop might have had. Dated the chapter house, Thursday after St. Mark 1368.
R.III. f. 204.
Gift by Robert Gyene of Bristol to Robert son and heir of William Gyene of Northcury and to Christina his wife of a messuage a windmill, his lands, moor and tenements in Chereleyestathe and in the whole hundred of Northcory, with the reversion of the lands held in dower by Maud who was wife of Robert Gyene (grandfather of Robert son of William) in the said hundred, the rents and services of free and villein tenants, to hold to Robert son of William and to Cristina, and to the heirs of the body of Robert son of William of the chief lords by the services due and accustomed, with warranty, remainder to the grantor. Sealed by the parties. Dated Chereley, 16 July 12 Edward III. Witnesses: Richard de Acton, John Gyene, John atte Sloo of Somerton, Thomas atte Welle, Walter Caucy.
R.III. f. 204d.
Gift by Margery atte Sloo to John Wareyn, Walter Wynkaulton and John Upton canons of Wells, of 3s. 9d. yearly rent which John Boddeleye used to pay her for a burgage held of her for his life in Nywport, together with the reversion of the said burgage; also of 18d. yearly rent which William Loue used to pay her for 2 acres of arable land held of her for his life in a cultura called Langedoune within the hundred of Northcory, with the reversion of the said land. Witnesses: Sir John Beauchamp, Sir John Lortye knights, Peter Yevelton, Hugh Caucy, Henry Hach, Maurice Walsch, John Murdon. Dated Northcory, Tuesday before the Purification 8 Richard II.
R.III. f. 205.
Indenture of lease by Walter de London dean of Wells and the chapter to Walter le Eyr and the first wife he shall marry, for their lives, of 27½ acres of pasture in Stathmore, formerly held upon lease by Maud who was wife of Robert Gyan, to hold by the service of 27s. 6d. yearly payable at Michaelmas and Hockeday. Dated Wells in chapter, Sunday after St. Barnabas 1347.
R.III. f. 205.
Quitclaim by Thomasia daughter of Robert le Whyte of Knapp (in her virginity) to Master Stephen Pympel dean of Wells and the chapter and to their successors, of the lands, messuages, curtilages, gardens, meadows, pastures, rents, services etc. of free and other tenants now or late held by Hugh atte Hele, Thomas atte Hele, Cecily atte Hele, and Joan atte Hele (who was wife of the said Thomas) at la Hele within the manor and lordship of Northcory and Knapp. Witnesses: Hugh Caucy, Henry le Dole, Benet le Frye, Henry Hacch, John de Murydone. Dated Northcory, Thursday after St. Lucy 36 Edward III.
Transmission by Humphrey Stafford sheriff of Somerset to the bailiff of the liberty of the bishop of Bath of three writs, ordering him to deliver to the dean and chapter of Wells certain fugitive neifs with their chattels and all that goes with them wherever found in his bailiwick save upon the king's demesne: one tested at Westminster 19 April 14 Richard [II] naming Henry Crey, the others 4 December 15 Richard [II] naming respectively William son of William Crey and Henry his brother, and John son of William Crey and William son of John Crey.
R.III. f. 206.
Lease indented by John de Carleton dean of Wells and the chapter to Sir Richard de Acton knight, of 14 closes of pasture, each containing 5 acres, in Haymor in the manor of Northcory between Stathmor and Corymoresmede, formerly held by William Trote, Hugh atte Fenne, Gilot atte Burgh, Richard Payn, Robert Stylham, John Waspray (?), Walter atte Wode, John atte Sloo, Robert Gyan of Bristol, John atte Wode, Robert le Gale, John atte Chambre and William in Therewe (sic), to hold for his life at a rent of 42s. a year for the next two years and afterwards of 4l. 13s. 4d. yearly at Midsummer; Sir Richard shall enclose the same within a year and maintain the enclosures at his own cost, shall claim no common by reason thereof upon their lands, meadows, pastures and moors, and shall not demise the said closes to any other: power to reenter in default of distraint for arrears of rent. Witnesses: John atte Sloo, Walter Caucy, William de Hacch, Thomas de Knapp, Thomas Grey. Dated the chapter house Wells, St. George's day 28 Edward III.
R.III. f. 206d.
Mandate of Master E. de Lenn' official of the lord [archbishop] of Canterbury to Master Gosbert de Falesham official of the archdeacon of Wells, to cite William de Button clerk, nephew of the bishop of Bath, to appear before him in the church of St. Mary le Bow London on Friday after Quasimodo Sunday. Dated London, Thursday after St. Hilary 1251.
R.III. f. 207.
Submission by William Gyan to the jurisdiction of the dean of Wells, for enforcing the terms of a feoffment to him made by Simon Gyan of all his lands in Northcorylonde, Dunnewere and Badpole, upon condition of finding a messuage for a chaplain
celebrating in the church of Stokes for the soul of the said Simon, his parents and benefactors, and of paying to such chaplain 50s. a year at Stokes by quarterly payments, with proviso against alienation. Witnesses: Richard, the succentor of Wells, Sir Philip de Canteleo, knight, Henry Hyngolf hundredman of Northcory, Adam de Merydon, Robert de Mere, John de Marisco, Robert le Taylur.
R.III. f. 207.
Agreement made on Tuesday after the Beheading of St. John Baptist 1311, between John dean of Wells and the chapter on the one part and William Bussel and Agnes his wife on the other, that whereas the said William had common of pasture on the moors of the dean and chapter of Northcory, namely upon all parts of Corymor, Boterlake and Stathmor for all manner of cattle at all times of the year, he quitclaims such common upon 886 acres which the dean and chapter are about to enclose and hold in severalty by consent of the commoners, saving his common upon the residue unenclosed; in consideration whereof the dean and chapter grant and demise to the said William his heirs and assigns 8 acres of their moor in Stathmor and Corymor by the king's perch, to hold of them and their successors freely for ever, with liberty to enclose and hold the same in severalty, at a yearly rent of 4s. (namely 6d. an acre); and further that henceforth the dean and chapter may not make agistments nor take hauagium upon the moors aforesaid remaining in common of the cattle of strangers not having common there, but the said William may impound such cattle whenever found feeding there in the pound of the dean and chapter, reserving to the dean and chapter reasonable amends with estrays, attachments and impoundments to be made by their bailiffs and servants; moreover the said William grants to the dean and chapter that they may enclose 20 acres of their moor in Stathmor at their choice without the portion to him and others assigned. Dated Wells, Wednesday after the Beheading of St. John Baptist the year above mentioned. Witnesses: Sir John de Bello Campo, Sir Henry de Urciato (sic), Sir John de Erlegh, Sir Gilbert de Bere, Sir Hugh de Popham knights, Nicholas de Meles, Philip de Columbariis, Matthew de Clyvedon, Henry de Urciato (sic), John de Burtone, Walter Lyf'.
R.III. f. 207d.
Receipt by Robert Gyene of Northcory to Henry de Folham canon of Wells for 4 marks, in payment of 18 marks due to him on Sunday after Michaelmas from the dean and chapter. Dated Wells, the day before mentioned 14 Edward [III ?].
R.III f. 208.
Grant and quitclaim by Thomas Payn and Richard Craddok to Margery atte Sloo, her heirs and assigns, of the lands, tenements, rents, services and reversions which they had in Hountham by feoffment of William Blake. Witnesses: John de Beauchamp, John Lorty knights, Peter Yevelton, Henry Hache, Hugh Caucy. Dated 14 April, 48 Edward III.
R.III f. 208d.
Gift by Walter de Kam to Roger de Stokelinche and Agnes who was wife of Richard Bussel, of the custody of the land of the said Richard held of him in la Hille in the manor of Northcory, with the marriage of Adam son and heir of the said Richard, until the full age of the said Adam, granting them likewise, should the said Adam die, the custody and marriage of William the next son, or of Richard the next son, or of any of the issue of the said Richard, with warranty, and indemnity for failure thereof, in consideration of 10 marks. Sealed by the parties. Witnesses: Walter de Loueny, Geoffrey de la Slo, Thomas de la Mere, Roger Hughet, Richard de Fonte, Hugh de la Hele, John de Cnappe. Dated Cnappe, Sunday before St. Peter ad vincula 15 Edward [I].
R.III. f. 209.
Memorandum of agreement, made 20 April 6 Edward III, between the dean and chapter of Wells on the one part and Robert de Somerton on the other, whereby the dean and chapter granted to the said Robert the custody of the lands late of William Colne of Northcory, held of them in chief by knight service, until the full age of the heir of the said William, with the crop of corn thereon growing (saving the costs thereof in ploughing and seed, which he shall repay) in consideration of 7l. 10s., with warranty.
R.III. f. 209.
Licence by Thomas de Sudburia dean of Wells and the chapter to Elias Spelly, Walter Derby and Thomas Beaupyne of Bristol, to give to Thomas prior of Worspryng, the canons and their successors a messuage, dovecote, one carucate of land, the lands, tenements, rents and services of free tenants and neifs in the tenure of Richard Dacton knight in Welle and Haucrych within their manor of Northcory, formerly of Thomas atte Welle, held of them in chief by knight service, and to the said prior and convent to enter and hold the same, saving the rents and services to the dean and chapter due and accustomed, men of religion being forbidden by statute to enter a lay fee without licence of the king and of the chief lords. Dated the chapter house Wells, Tuesday after St. Peter and St. Paul 6 Richard II.
R.III. f. 209d.
Gift by Hugh son of Hugh atte Hele of Northcory to the dean and chapter of Wells his lords, (to repay them for that they by their bailiffs and ministers kept, cultivated and disposed of his lands and tenements within the precinct of the manor of Northcory during the time that he for certain causes had withdrawn himself
from the county of Somerset,) of all fruits and revenues taken from his said lands from the first day of his absence to this date; and quitclaim of all actions for damage or waste. Witnesses: John atte Sloo, Thomas de Mere, John de Knappe, William Buscel, John de Muridone. Dated Northcory, Wednesday after St. Tiburcius and St. Valerianus 8 Edward [I ?].
R.III. f. 210.
Fine levied at Westminster in the octave of St. John Baptist 31 Henry III, between Robert de Columbariis plaintiff and John dean of Wells and the chapter tenants (by Alexander de Baunfeld of two carucates of land in Hacche, which the plaintiff quitclaimed in consideration of 10 marks.
R.III. f. 210. Somerset Record Soc. vi. 129.
Indenture made at Wells on Tuesday after St. Martin 1355, between John de Carletone dean of Wells and the chapter (to whom is appropriated the parish church of Northcory) on the one part and Sir John de Troubrigge vicar of the said church on the other, whereby the dean and chapter, to increase the portions of the vicarage, give to the said John the fruits and emoluments arising from 6 acres of pasture in a close in the park of Stoke on the west side, from 1 acre of meadow in Whiteneyemede on the east side, and from the crop of 1 acre of underwood in their wood called Luttestokeswode to be failed every year between Christmas and Easter by the appointment of their steward at Northcory, and delivered to the vicar by the bailiff there, for a chantry in the chapel of Lillesdone, to hold to the said John for life and to his successors freely at a yearly rent of one rose at Midsummer; but the vicar shall celebrate in the said chapel every Wednesday and Friday, if that be not a double feast, and if the lord or lady of Lillesdone be present; if either day be a double feast he shall celebrate on the morrow, but if that be also a double feast, on the day first appointed mention shall be made of those for whom the chantry was established; the lord of Lillesdone shall find a clerk and all things to the mass belonging except bread; the vicar shall not be bound to wait for the lord or lady of Lillesdone after the first hour of the day, but may leave without a mass, and make mention of the persons for whom the said chantry is appointed where he happens to be celebrating: in case of default the dean and chapter may take again and hold the pasture, meadow and crop aforesaid. Warranty clause. Witnesses: Sir Ralph de Meddelneye, Sir John de Clyvedone, Sir Richard de Actone knights, Matthew de Clyvedone, John de Somerton, John de Somerton (sic), John Houndesmor, John atte Sloo, Thomas Cnappe, William Hacch.
R.III. f. 210d.
Restitution by William Parle, a parishioner of Northcory, in his own name and in the name of William atte Rewe his associate, to his lords the dean and chapter of Wells, of certain tithes of corn belonging to the chapter as rectors of Northcory to which he had no title, acknowledging that he took the same wrongfully and mixed them with other tithes in certain places which he had purchased of the said rectors, thereby incurring the sentence of excommunication pronounced against him by the dean's official as the special commissary of the chapter, for which he has craved absolution, wherefore the keys of certain houses wherein the said tithes were stored were delivered to the treasurer of Wells in the name of the chapter; with undertaking upon oath to abide by the orders of the church and the appointment of the chapter in regard to his offence. Sealed by the said William and with the seal of the dean's officiality. Dated Wells, Wednesday after St. Leonard Abbot 1335, in presence of Master Richard treasurer of Wells, Robert de Baldok canon of Wells, Hugh de Opphulle vicar, William de Crystesham, Reginald the sacrist of Wells, Geoffrey de Baggerygg'.
On Friday the vigil of St. Martin, 10 November the same year, in the inn of Master John de Wamberge canon of Wells guardian of the dean's jurisdiction (the deanery being void) William Parle and William on the Rewe sealed this letter, and procured that the seal of the dean's officiality should be thereto attached, in presence of Edmund de Waltham, Master William de Crystesham clerk, and Stephen de Hulle clerk notary public.
R.III. f. 211.
Undertaking upon oath, dated Wells, Saturday after the Assumption the same year, by Robert Gyan of Northcory literatus, to observe certain orders made by Walter de London dean of Wells and the chapter upon certain articles concerning him, which he has seen in writing, heard translated, and fully understood: namely, that whereas the said Robert, a layman and parishioner of Northcory (the church whereof is appropriated to the dean and chapter), notwithstanding his oath of fealty to them, wrongfully caused to be cut down and carried away certain oaks and alders in their park and grove called Pykham, and a great number of alders in a moor called Stathmora, both in that manor, to the value of 10l. and more, beat and wounded to the shedding of blood Robert Coppe their manciple, being upon their soil engaged in their business, prevented them and their servants making drifts upon their moors and having their liberties and customs (damages 8 marks and more), and so affrighted their tenants and servants that they dared not perform their duties, wherefore being summoned before them and making no defence, but acknowledging several of the said excesses, all of which were proved by witnesses, sentence of excommunication was pronounced against him: upon his after submission and oath to abide by their commands, order that the said Robert shall within two months make restitution of the said oaks and alders, or others like them, and for his infringement of the liberty of the church shall on three Sundays within two months thrice be scourged round the church of Northcory naked except his breeches before the procession, and likewise thrice on three other Sundays round the church of Wells, carrying every day of his penance a lighted candle of 1lb. weight, and shall hold
the same in his own hands in the naves of the said churches from the procession until the offertory, and then humbly offer the same to the celebrant at the high altar, and himself and the celebrant shall distinctly in the mother tongue declare the cause of such penance and oblation; also he shall content the said Robert Coppe of 40s. for his damages, and the dean and chapter of 8 marks damages in respect of the drifts aforesaid, and do penance on six other days in like manner; he shall not enter their groves, Warren or moors, or commit, attempt or procure the like excesses in future, but shall defend the liberties of their church, saving 6 loads of alder to be to him delivered every year between the Exaltation of Holy Cross and Michaelmas by view of their bailiff, according to a composition between them and Robert Gyan his father formerly made; he shall under his own seal and another bind himself, his heirs and executors and all his goods in 20l., and deliver to them such bond before the feast of St. Bartholomew next, taking a defeasance under their common seal upon condition of good behaviour in accordance with these orders; he shall be sworn to observe the same, shall submit and consent to a sentence of excommunication in case of infringement, and shall make his consent and confession in writing under his seal: dated Wells, 5 July 1337, in presence of Master Stephen de Hull clerk of the diocese of Bath and Wells notary public, and Richard de Tychemersh vicar in the church of Wells.
R.III. f. 212d.
Memorandum of agreement made on St. Sampson's day 4 Edward II, between John de Godelee dean of Wells and the chapter on the one part and Sir John de Acton, Sir Nicholas Braunch, Sir John Clivedon knights, Hugh de Bello Campo and Idonea his wife, John de Berklee and Walter le Bole on the other part, namely that the dean and chapter will enfeoff Sir John de Acton of 20 acres in their moor of Stathmor, Sir Nicholas of 20 acres for life with remainder in fee to Sir John de Clivedon, John de Berklee of 20 acres, Hugh and Idonea of 20 acres, and Walter of 9⅓ acres 16 perches, to enclose and hold in severalty of the dean and chapter at a yearly rent of 3d. an acre; in consideration of which promise or future gift the other parties, for themselves, their heirs and their men of Stath, quitclaim their right of common upon 886 acres of moor by them now granted to the dean and chapter to hold in severalty in Boterlake, Corymor and Stathmor, provided that the dean and chapter make no agistments nor take hauagium upon the moors remaining in common of the cattle of strangers not having common there, saving the common of the other parties in all other moors and places as before, and provided that they and their free men having common there may by themselves or their servants impound such cattle whenever found feeding there in the pound of the dean and chapter, reserving to the dean and chapter amends with estrays, attachments and impoundments to be made by their bailiffs and servants: moreover the dean and chapter may within a year and a half fall, sell and carry away at will the alder wood growing upon the portions to the other parties to be assigned. Dated Northcory, as above.
R.III. f. 213d.
Gift by Walter Portefer to John atte Sloo, Margery his wife and John their son, and the heirs and assigns of the said John atte Sloo, of a burgage and half a burgage at the Nywport with curtilages, lands, meadows, woods, feedings and pastures adjacent in the hundred of Northcory, to hold of the chief lords by the services due and accustomed, with warranty. Witnesses: John de Somerton, Thomas de Knappe, William Hacch, Richard atte Welle, Nicholas de Miridon, Thomas Grey, John Ory. Dated the Nywport, Tuesday after St. Alphege Abp. 23 Edward III.
R.III. f. 214d.
Acknowledgement by Ralph de Middelnye (tenant of lands late of John Finel in Westlenge) that whereas he has made a bridge over the bounds between the lordship of the dean and chapter of Wells (lords of the manor of Northcory) and himself, and over it has driven his cattle upon the common of their said lordship, this has been done by permission of the dean and chapter, and not as of right. Dated Dorston, Sunday after the Epiphany 12 Edward III. (French).
R.III. f. 214d.
Note of the several lands and meadows acknowledged in the king's court by Peter Jevelton and others against the dean and chapter of Wells; namely Balrichcroft, Sandfurlang, Milefurlang, Gouleclyve, Brodemede and Churchmor: other several places beyond the park of Pynkham time out of mind: the enclosures called Haymores and Corymoresclos, the closes called Haymores, New Purprestures, Kyngesmede, Whytenyesmede, Leuerymede, Chalfcroftes; the culture called Hilemyxone, Schetlond Gore, Shortlond, Garston, Coristescroft, Lustokewode, Zere, Bowode, Stathmoresmede. At Westhacch, the whole manor, both the demense and [the holdings] in severalty of free tenants and neifs. At Knapp, Estfeld, Westfeld, Poundhill, Wilhill, two closes called Oxenelese, two woods called Knapwode and Bynnesbarewode.
Note of the common in the lordship of Northcory claimed by Peter Jevelton for his free tenement. From the lordship of Westhacch on the east side of the tenements of Robert Forde and John Pode to Cory, upon fields, meadows and common places not above named, whereon the other tenants free and neifs have common, and upon the common moors of the manor save places above named.
R.III. f. 215. (Compare the proceedings below ff. 232–8, pp. 425–8.)
Notification by Hugh de la Wyche to Robert Gyan that he is to answer to Hugh de la Hele for 1½d. yearly rent with homage etc. to him due. Dated Northcory, the morrow of St. John Baptist 14 Edward I.
R.III. f. 215.
Gift by Hugh de la Wyche to Hugh de la Hele of the custody and profit of 3 acres of land in Huntham, formerly held of him by Richard Buscel by knight service, until the full age of Adam son
and heir of the said Richard, or (in case of Adam's death) of William son of the said Richard, with warranty. Witnesses: Sir Walter de Loueny knight, William de Thorne, Geoffrey de la Sloo, Thomas de Mere. Walter the hundr[edman], William de Miridon, Walter le Frye, Richard le Fry.
R.III. f. 215.
Gift by Hugh de la Wyche to Hugh de la Hele of 1½d. yearly rent which Robert Gyan used to pay him at Easter for 2½ acres of land held of him in Northcory, to hold of the grantor for ever with the homage and fealty of the said Robert, wards, reliefs, escheats, suits, etc., with warranty. Witnesses: Sir Walter Loueny, Sir Baldric de Noneton, Sir William de Thornefagon, Thomas de Mere, Walter le Hundr[edman].
R.III. f. 215d.
Gift by Mabel Rowles of Northcory to Hugh de la Hele and Alice his wife of a messuage with curtilage in Northcory, and the rent and service of Richard Rogga and of Robert Gyan, each for a messuage and curtilage in the same town, which they used to pay to the said Mabel, to hold to the said Hugh and Alice and the heirs of the said Hugh, with homage, fealty, wards, reliefs, marriages, scutages, escheats, etc., of the chief lords of the fee, in consideration of 4 marks. Witnesses: Thomas de Mere, Robert le Yreys, John de la Sloo, William de Miridon, William Hughet, John de Knappe, Walter le Frye. Dated Northcory, Monday before the feast of St. Mary 24 Edward [I ?]
R.III. f. 216.
Gift by Walter Portifer to Richard Craddok and Nicholas Mancel clerks of a burgage in Northcory, to hold for ever of the chief lords, with warranty. Witnesses: Walter Bollisdon, Henry Hacch, John Abbeye. Dated Northcory, 3 August 44 Edward III.
R.III. f. 216.
Proxy by John abbot of Athelneye and the convent to brother Robert Wynchestre one of the monks, to act for them in a dispute between the dean and chapter of Wells and themselves touching divers plaints temporal and spiritual, and to pay the dean and chapter 6 marks awarded them in final settlement by Sir Peter Courtenay knight. Dated the chapter house Athelyngney, 3 September 1394.
R.III. f. 216d.
Accord between Hugh de Bello Campo and Idonea his wife on the one part and John de Godlee dean of Wells and the chapter on the other, in a dispute touching a chantry in the chapel of St.
Martin at Lillesdon to be celebrated three days a week for certain lands granted to the dean and chapter, common of pasture upon a piece of moor called Boterlake, and damages in Northcory and Cnappe by the reflux of water and the raising of the watercourse to Cnappe mill, made on Saturday after St. James Ap. 10 Edward II: namely that Hugh and Idonea shall quitclaim all right in the said chantry, their common of pasture aforesaid by reason of their tenements in Lillesdon, and their damages by the reflux of water, and grant to the dean and chapter power to make a new watercourse 24 feet wide from the river of Tone below Hamme to a new mill to be by them built at Cnappe, with leave to scour the same and throw up earth on either side, provided that the lands, pastures and meadows of Hugh and Idonea be not damaged or flooded by such watercourse and by the reflux of water, or else amends be immediately made and the damage paid: in consideration whereof the dean and chapter shall grant to Hugh and Idonea or their heirs 5 acres of moor in Boterlake on the west side by Folkesmore or elsewhere, to hold in severalty and enclose, at the yearly rent of one garland of roses to be laid upon the high altar of the church of Northcory at Midsummer, shall obtain licence of the king and the other commoners at their own costs, and shall make and maintain two bridges over the new watercourse aforesaid for carrying hurdles (glagell'), hay, etc., and driving the cattle of Hugh and Idonea and their men or tenants. Sealed by the parties. Witnesses: Walter de Cungresbury, John de Knappe, Thomas de Burghe. Dated Northcory, as above.
R.III. f. 217.
Certificate of John Copleston sheriff of Somerset that he has on this day, in presence of John Lorty knight, Edmund Seyntloo and John Wareyn canons of Wells, William Whyttock and Thomas Miles, given seisin and execution to the dean and chapter of Wells, in accordance with a writ tested by Robert Bealknapp, in May 9 Richard [II], upon judgment by default given by the justices in the king's court at Westminster against Robert abbot of Athelney, Elias Spelly and Richard Brice, of common of pasture upon Saltmore. Dated Northcory, 7 June 9 Richard II.
R.III. f. 218. See copy of the writ, f. 41: above p. 322.
Lease granted at Michaelmas 22 Edward [I ?] by Roger de Molis to Hugh de la Hele, of the custody and profit of the lands, tenements and pastures of Saltmor late of William de Insula in Stathe until the lawful age of the heirs of the said William, with the rents and services of villeins, at a yearly rent of 8l., saving to the grantor pasture for his swine in the pasture of Stathmor and Segmor. Sealed by the parties. Dated Cadebury, Wednesday after the Translation of St Benedict.
R.III. f. 218d.
Indenture made at Welles on Saturday after St. Mary Magdalen 35 Edward III, between Master John de Carleton dean of Wells and the chapter on the one part and Piers de Yevelton (cousin
and heir of Thomas de Somerton) on the other, whereby the dean and chapter grant that the said Piers shall never henceforth be impeached or damaged for that he, being of full age, has entered and holds the lands late of the said Thomas his uncle held of them in.Northcory (which lands they took in ward, and granted the custody thereof to John Barel during the nonage of the said Piers, reserving to themselves a yearly rent and right of entry in default, but afterwards reentered for non-payment); and the said Piers discharges the dean and chapter of all waste during his nonage, saving his right of action against others; the dean and chapter covenanting that Nicholas Forde canon of Wells, John Spaldyng vicar of St. Cuthbert and Richard Haretrowe (which John and Richard are executors of John de London late canon of Wells) shall make to the said John Barel no acquittance or release of a statute merchant of warranty to the said Nicholas Forde and John London delivered but by assent of the said Piers. (French).
R.III. f. 218d.
Indenture of accord, made at Northcory, St. Swithin's day 29 Edward III, between the dean and chapter of Wells on the one part and Dame Idoygne de Beauchamp (lady and heir of Lillesdon) on the other, concerning her claim to have a chantry in her chapel of Lillesdon; namely that the said chantry shall be performed two days in every week (on Wednesday and Friday) for ever when the said lady or her heirs are residing at Lellisdon, if on such days be not a double feast; but if two double feasts come together, then mention shall be made on the day first named (the Wednesday or the Friday): the said lady and her heirs shall find a clerk and necessaries for the mass, except bread, and the dean and chapter shall find a chaplain and bread: the chaplain shall not be bound to wait beyond the hour of prime, and if they do not come, he may go his way without a mass: if he sing mass elsewhere when the said lady or her heirs are not there resident, he shall make mention of those for whom the said chantry is appointed: the said lady quitclaims for ever all further rights in dispute. Witnesses: Sir Richard de Acton, Sir John Clyvedon, Sir Ralph de Middelneye knights, Richard Pyk', John de Somerton, Piers Chubbeworth, John Houndesmor. (French).
R. III. f. 219.
Gift by Richard de Collake to Hugh de la Hele and Alice his wife of one acre of land in Scherpham which he had by gift and feoffment of William Fraunceys, to hold to the said Hugh and Alice and the heirs of the said Hugh for ever at a yearly rent of one peppercorn, performing the services to the chief lords due and accustomed, with warranty, in consideration of 33s. Witnesses: Robert Gyan, John de la Sloo, Robert le Yreys, John de Knappe, William de Miridon, Walter le Frye.
R.III. f. 219d.
Gift by Walter de Kaam to Hugh de la Hele and Alice his wife of a tenement held of him for life by Robert de Hountham in
Hountham, with the rent and service of the said Robert, and the reversion, to hold to the said Hugh and Alice and the heirs of the body of the said Hugh of the grantor his heirs and assigns for ever, at a yearly rent of 1d. at Easter for all demands saving the king's service and suit of the court of Knapp twice in the year, with warranty. Witnesses: William Sylvayn, John de la Sloo, Thomas de Mere, Robert Gyan, Richard de la Welle, John de Knappe, Walter le Frye, Richard le Frye. Dated London, Monday after St. John Baptist 22 Edward [I ?].
R.III. f. 220.
Gift by H. bishop of Winchester to Robert de Columbariis his knight of the land of Heccha, purchased by the said bishop of Bernerius de Ferraria to the use of the church of Winchester by grant of king Stephen, and by him confirmed to the said church, to hold of the said church and of the said bishop and his successors by the service of one knight, with soc and sac, toll and theam, infangenetheof and all liberties to the same belonging. Witnesses: Henry the king's nephew, Robert de Cornevilla, Bernard, Richard, William and another William the bishop's chaplains, Master William and Master Anschetil clerks, Henry the king's nephew, Henry de Portu, Robert de Novo Burgo, Hugh de Fiscanno, Roger de Meleforda, Geoffrey de Furnellis, Thomas de Monte Acuto, Hamon his brother, Ralph de Portu, Osbert de Capenall', Richard de Fiscanno, Gilbert son of Odo, Gilbert son of Anfrid, Gilbert son of Humfrey de Sartilli, Engelard the chamberlain, William his nephew, Peter the spenser, William de Stana, Robert his brother, Patrick son of Walter de Sar', Robert son of Aubrey de Ver, Richard son of Gerald de Tantona.
R.III. f. 220.
Notification by Walter de Kaam to Robert de Hountham that he is to answer to Hugh de la Hele and Alice his wife for the rent and service of the tenement which the said Robert holds for life. Dated London, Monday after Midsummer 22 Edward [I ?].
R.III. f. 220d.