Deeds: A.1401 - A.1500

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A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds: Volume 1. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1890.

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A.1401 - A.1500

[Surr.] A. 1401. Confirmation by Inspeximus of Simon archbishop of Canterbury of the above exemplification, A. 1400. [A.D. 1362.] Archiepiscopal seal, broken.
Leic. A. 1402. Surrender by Thomas Howard, knt., Earl of Surrey, to Hen. VIII., of the manor of Evyndon, which the King by letters patent dated at Westminster, 22 Nov., 2 Henry VIII., granted to the Earl's late wife Anne, one of the daughters of Edward IV., and her children; on account of the decease of whom and of her issue the said manor has descended to the Earl for his life with reversion to the King. 2 May, 12 Henry VIII.
Endorsed: Memorandum of enrolment on the Close Roll.
Leic. A. 1403. Release by Thomas Howard, knt., Earl of Surrey, to Henry VIII., John Shyrley, Cofferer of the King's Household, and Robert Orton, of all actions, suits, or demands he might hereafter bring against them on account of Evyngdon manor 2 May, 12 Henry VIII. Seal.
Endorsed: Memorandum of enrolment on the Close Roll.
[Lanc.] A. 1404. Release by Edward Wadyngton, of Halifax, co. York, to John Clerk, of the same place, of all that proportion of lands, &c., in Tunworth, within the township of Billyngton, that the latter lately acquired from him by charter [see A. 1405.] 23 September, 19 Henry VIII.
[Lanc.] A. 1405. Indenture whereby Edward Wadyngton, of Halifax, co. York, sells to John Clerke, of the same place, for 40l., all his portion of lands and tenements in Tunworth, in the township of Billyngton; promising to make the said property sure in law upon Clerke's request and at his cost, and within four years after the present date to cause a partition of the premises to be made between Clerke and John Deyne, of Tunworth; with other covenants. 20 September, 19 Henry VIII. Seal.
[Lanc.] A. 1406. Grant by the same to the same of the above portion of lands and tenements in Tunworth, in Billyngton township; appointing Lionel Fulle and George Shotilworth his attorneys to deliver peaceable possession of the premises to the said Cleike. 20 September, 19 Henry VIII.
Endorsed: Note of seisin of the premises being delivered to Clerke's attorney, 15 February, 19 Henry VIII.
[Leic.] A. 1407. Certificate by Robert de Harecurt that he ought to defend to Ralph son of Ralph, the land of Brantestona (Braunston), as to frankpledge, once a year, "sine causa et de scutagio," so as Ralph ought to restore him the scutage when it falls due. Witnesses:—William de Killby, Thomas de Overton, Henry de Lilleburne, and others (named).
[Hants.] A. 1408. Grant by Roger Mobrai to the abbey of St. Mary, Quarreria, of the land in Brerding [? Brading] that William de Widvill gave him, with a wood by Holiewelle. Witnesses:—Thomas de Aula, William de Moraville, Walter de Insula, and Geoffrey his son, Philip de Clamorgan, and others (named).
[Leic.] A. 1409. Release by Joan, late the wife of Henry de Boneville, to Sir Hugh de Brauntiston and Margaret his wife, of the third part of a field called 'le Mulnehul,' and of the mill therein, which third part she deraigned against Sir Hugh in the Kings's Court at Shrewsbury, by writ of dower.
Endorsed: "Quieta clamatio facta in crastino Sancti Illarii anno Edwardi Regis xi°."
[ ] A. 1410. Grant by William Baddeby, of Assheby Leger, chaplain, to John Millesone, of Bernghby, and Joan his wife, of all the lands, &c., in Bernghby which he had by feoffment of the said John. Saturday after Easter, 44 Edward III.
[Leic.] A. 1411. Grant by Robert de Ros, lord of Beauveir, to Sir Philip Basset, for 40 marcs, of the wardship and marriage of John, son of William de Goldingham, which belonged to him by reason of a tenement and fee he held of him in Burbache, such tenement and fee to be held by Sir Philip till the full age of the said John, or if John die before he come of age, for 21 years from the present date. Witnesses:—Sirs William de Insula, Hubert and Richard de Ruly, Henry Sturmy, Robert le Chaumberleng, and Richard Sturmy, knts., and others (named). Tuesday before St. Luke the Evangelist, 46 Henry III. Seal.
[Leic.] A. 1412. Acquittance by John Martyn, receiver-general of Edmund, Duke of Somerset, Constable of England, for 4l. 6s. 8d. received from William Catesby, knt., farmer of that part of Braunston manor that belongs to the said Duke and Alianora his wife, in full payment of one year's farm, due at Michaelmas last. 11 May, 31 Henry VI.
[Leic.] A. 1413. Demise by William, the abbot, and the convent of Lilleshull to John Catesby and Emma his wife, for 20 years, at an annual rent of 4l., of the site of the manor of Braundestonbury, with the lands that Henry Barnaby, formerly rector of Braundeston, held by demise of the said convent, except two cottages in Braundestonbury, a meadow called 'Ladygorov,' seven "godes" of meadow by the old orchard, and annual rents of 17s. called 'Werkselver,' 5s. called 'Lesweselver,' to be paid by the tenants for the herbage of Falghamwode, and 12d. called 'Fernselver.' If John and Emma both die before the end of the said term, or if John die and Emma marry again, or if the rent be one month in arrear, &c., the term shall forthwith cease, and the abbot re-enter on the premises. Other covenants specified. Lilleshull, Monday after Michaelmas, 15 Richard II.
[ ] A. 1414. Grant by Adam, son of Benedict de Morton, to St. Mary of Essebi (Ashby), and the canons there, of all the lands he bought of Robert de Sureia in Morton (except a "cultura" called 'Westbrets,' which he has left to his heirs on payment of 4c?. yearly to the said Robert), and the lands he bought of Robert son of Hernald (except the portion specified, which he has left to his heirs on payment to Robert son of Hernald of 3d. yearly). His wife shall have a third part of the lands during her life. The canons will give his son John food and clothing so long as he is willing to serve in their house. Witnesses:—William, vicar of Wedon, Walter, then chaplain of Morton, Symon Malherbe, and others (named).
[Leic.] A. 1415. Demise by Stephen, the prior, and the convent of St. Pancras, Lewes, to John, son of Benedict de Melton, Marg[aret] his wife, and John their son, for term of their lives, of the land in Melton that William Larke formerly held and Richard de Melton now holds; paying therefor 10s. yearly. Lewes, the morrow of St. Denis, 32 Edward I.
[Leic.] A. 1416. Demise by John de Gatesden, for term of his life, to Albert, the prior, and the convent of Lewes, of all his land which was Roger de Mumbray's, which he had by gift of John Hansard, in Meutun, at a yearly rent of 10l., to be paid at Lewes. Witnesses:—Nicholas Malemeins, Thomas Poinant, Peter de Mora, and others (named). February, 1243.
[Leic.] A. 1417. Grant by Hugh de Chintriaco, the prior, and the convent of St. Pancras, Lewes, to Walter, son of John de Wodeford, of Brentyngby, of a tenement that Walter Prest held in Melton Mowbray, and a messuage, curtilage with three "frischie," and land in Melton, all situate as described, at a yearly rent of 16s. 6d., and doing suit twice a year in their court at Melton: with remainders in succession to Walter's brother William, and Joan his wife, John Boteler,William's grandson, John, son of William de Kirkeby, of Melton, Walter Peyle, of Melton, and John Palmer, of Melton; with reversion to the grantors. Lewes, in the monastery aforesaid, the feast of the Apostles Simon and Jude, 31 Edward III.
[Leic.] A. 1418. Presentment by the jury at the court of the prior of Lewes held at Melton, that before the rectory house of Melton is a vacant piece of ground, where the farmer of the said rectory used formerly to make a dungheap, for which he was amerced at the court of the lord of the township for blocking the King's highway to the injury of the neighbours; under title whereof the bailiff has demised the land to a certain John Mason to build anew a certain cottage, paying the lord of the township 12d., whereas he paid nothing before, &c.
Leic. A. 1419. Agreement made between Robert de Napton, knt., and John Dellerker, clerk of the bishop of Ely, in the bishop's name, in presence of Henry de Hockele. Sir Robert shall retake estate in the manor and advowson of Musterton from the bishop of Chester, and make estate therein in fee simple to the bishop of Ely; and he grants to the latter the reversion of all the tenements that William Purfray holds of him in Musterton. With all services, rents, &c., that William de Cotes and Hugh de Bascote hold in mortgage of Sir Robert he shall enfeoff the bishop, as soon as the bishop shall acquit them out of their hands by paying Sir Robert 160 marcs within the next quindene of St. John, the bishop being seised of the premises in the meantime. If Sir Robert or one of his known heirs come into Solihull church, co. Warwick, before noon a year from the quindene of Michaelmas next, and pay the bishop the 160 marcs and his costs in repairing the manor, properly taxed by lawful men, then he or his heirs shall receive the manor and advowson from the bishop as fully as before. Other covenants specified. Weston, 20 June, 2 Edward III.
Leic. A. 1420. Demise by Thomas att Welle, the prior, and the convent of St. Pancras, Lewes, to Thomas Johnson, bailiff of Melton, John Middilton, diaper, John Goldesmyth and John Fawkenoure, of the same place, of lands called 'the Lytil and Gret Spyney' and 'the Hoke' in Melton parish, for 80 years, at an annual rent of 66s. 8d., to be paid att Welle and his successors within his place in the parish of 'Seynt Olowis,' Southwark. Other covenants specified. Lewes, 2 February, 16 Henry VII. English.
[Leic.] A. 1421. Release by Hugh de Berghes to Hugh Dispensar, for 20 marcs and a robe, of a windmill with its site in Saxelby. Witnesses:— Stephen de Segrave, Gilbert his son, Hugh de Turvile, Gilbert Mallore, and others (named). Portion of equestrian seal.
[Leic.] A. 1422. Grant by Ralph de Ringesdon to Sir Hugh le Despenser, and Alyne his wife, of all his land in South Crocston, at a yearly rent of a pair of white gloves or ½d. Witnesses:—Sirs Anketill de Martiwaus, Eustace de Folevill, John de Sprocston, Henry Murdak, and others (named).
[Leic.] A. 1423. Demise by John Brome, of Baddesley, to William Catesby, knt., of all his lands, &c., in Stouton, in the same manner that William Dryvasale formerly held them, for 12 years from the present date, at a yearly rent of 26s. 9d., with right of re-entry if the rent be six months in arrear. Stouton, Michaelmas, 4 Edward IV. Seal.
Leic. A. 1424. Grant by Henry Lary, clerk, to King Henry IV. of a messuage and five solidates of rent in Shakirston, and the advowson of the church there. 10 February, 7 Henry IV. Portion of seal.
Leic. A. 1425. Certificate by Peter le Blount, that whereas an agreement has been made between Sir John de Ferariis and Sir John Hamelyn, that whensoever the former by the aid of the latter has recovered the manor of Stapelford, then a certain release made by Ferariis to Hamelyn of a certain "communa" in Thorp, Edmer, and Wymundham shall be delivered to the latter, or otherwise it shall be returned to Ferariis; he has received such release into his custody. Westminster, 8 February, 5 Edward II.
[Leic.] A. 1426. Grant by Robert, son of Nicholas de Craunford, to Thomas de Tansore, vicar of Assheby Leger, and William de Baddeby, of his manor of Thedyngworth. Assheby Leger, Tuesday after the Exaltation of Holy Cross, 28 Edward III.
Leic. A. 1427. Paper transcript of the 5 following deeds:—
(1.) Letters of attorney of Thomas Belgrave and Henry Kendale, citizens of London, empowering Thomas Burton to give William Goulde peaceable possession of all lands and tenements in Silebi which they lately nad, together with Hugh Glene, deceased, by grant of William Belgrave [see A. 1427 (2)]. 8 July, 26 Henry VI.
(2.) The above-mentioned grant by William Belgrave to Thomas Belgrave, Hugh Glene and Henry Kendalle, citizens of London, of his lands, &c., in Sileby. 20 September, 21 Henry VI.
(3.) Grant by Thomas Belgrave and Henry Kendalle to William Goulde of the above lands, &c., in Sileby. 8 July, 26 Henry VI.
(4.) Letters of attorney of William Belgrave, appointing Thomas Belgrave his brother to receive possession from the King's feodary and keeper of his liberties of the Duchy of Lancaster in co. Leicester, of a virgate of land in Sileby belonging to him of right, and in the King's hands because given in mortmain without the King's licence, which is to be restored to him as directed by letters close to the feodary, under the Duchy seal, dated Shene, 15 December, 20 Henry VI., together with the profits that have accrued therefrom. 20 December, 20 Henry VI.
(5.) Letters of attorney of William Belgrave, appointing William Newby and others to deliver possession to Thomas Belgrave, Hugh Glene, and Henry Kendale of the above premises in Sileby. 20 September, 21 Henry VI.
Underwritten: "The feodary's name is Villarse, him that this Davet sold it to is John Howse. The name of Somorfelde is John that is in possession of the two cottages; the name of my father William Gould, my own name John."
[Leic] A. 1428. Demise by John, the prior, and the convent of St. Pancras, Lewes, to Hugh, son of Thomas de Fretheby, of all their tenements and lands in Fretheby, Melton Moubray parish, and the grange built thereon, for 30 years, at a rent of 20s. In the chapter house, Lewes, Friday, Michaelmas day, 42 Edward III.
[Leic] A. 1429. Demise by Sir Thomas Lucy to Thomas HoDylove, of Bittesby, and Thomas Dafforne, of Nether Claybroke, of his watermill of Nether Claybroke, for 31 years from Michaelmas last, at a yearly rent of 20s.; they undertaking to repair and maintain in good condition the stonework, foundations, weirs, floodgates, and water-wheels, to supply the millers with cogs and rongs and all other necessaries for the mill, and find Sir Thomas and his heirs, when required, an able man well harnessed to do the King and him service; Sir Thomas finding all manner of great timber. 4 November, 7 Henry VIII. English.
Leic. A. 1430. Grant by Thomas de Eoos, of Donnesby, to King Edward III. of his manor of Stathern, and all the lands, &c., in Stathern and Herdeby which he had by feoffment of Walter de Thrykingham, knt. Witnesses:—Roger de Mortimer, John de Beuchamp, Peter de Brewes and Robert de Maughlee, knts. Windsor, Wednesday the feast of St. George, 28 Edward III. Seal of arms.
Annexed:—Letters of attorney of Henri de Greystok, steward of the King's Chamber, appointing Simond de Thorleye and John Bussy, of Lavyngton, to receive in his name seisin of the premises granted to the King as above, and which the King has reserved to his Chamber. London, 20 May, 28 Edward III. Seal of arms. Norman French.
Leic. A. 1431. Indenture between Richard Langham, late of Keleby, and John his son, and Christopher Villers. By indenture dated 10 May, 8 Hen. VIII., Richard sold his manor of Keleby and all his possessions in the same parish, to Cristopher, who was to pay Sir Thomas Lovell and Sir Richard Cholmondeley, knts., and others, sums amounting to 78l., and more, as appears by the acquittances on Richard's behalf. Afterwards great controversies arose between the parties, which were submitted to the arbitration of John Jenour and Thomas Crumwell, who by award dated 10 June, 16 Henry VIII, directed that Richard Langham, Joan his wife, and John his son, before July 12 next, should assure the premises in law to Cristopher, who shall then pay the said Richard 40 marcs, besides making other payments on his behalf. By this indenture, therefore, the said Richard and John newly bargain to sell the premises to Cristopher for the sums he has paid and is to pay by the award, and promise to make assurance thereof in law to him before Michaelmas next, free from all charges except the services due to the chief lords of the fee, and an annuity of 3l. due to Dorothy Langham, late wife of John Langham, father of the said Richard, for her life. June 29, 16 Henry VIII. Portion of seal.
Linc. A. 1432. Letters Patent containing grant by Edward II. to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, of the manor of Carleton by Basyngham that belonged to Gervase Avenel and Joan his wife, who joined the Scots, the King's enemies, and so his lands escheated to the Crown. Witnesses:—Adomar de Valence, Earl of Pembroke, John de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, Edmund, Earl of Arundel, Richard Damory, steward of the King's Household, and others (named). Newark, 3 February, 16 Edward II. Portion of Great Seal.
Linc. A. 1433. Letters of attorney of Mathew Broun, sub-escheator in co. Lincoln, appointing an attorney to deliver seisin to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, of the manor of Carleton by Basingham. Lincoln, 3 August, 11 Edward II.
[ ] A. 1434. Release by Claricia, relict of Alexander de Trimw[e]IIe, to John Dispenser, for 20s., of a meadow called 'Luffandesmed,' in Stratfeld, situate as described. Witnesses:—Sir John de Fruethorn, Sir Robert de Sindlesham, and others (named).
Linc. A. 1435. Grant by Thomas Hardyke, of Louth, cooper, to Sir John Colynson, canon of Lincoln Cathedral, Sir John Waltham, chaplain, William Skypwyth, the younger, and Roger Hardyke, of Louth, of all his goods and chattels in Louth and elsewhere in England. Lincoln, 10 June, 4 Edward IV.
[Linc.] A. 1436. Grant by Anicia, daughter of Geoffrey son of Outhild, to the church and nuns of St. Michael without Stanford, for the soul of William de Ketene, her late husband, of the houses in Holy Trinity parish, Stanford, which she acquired of William Pynkyl, situate as described. Witnesses:—Richard Pecke, Hugh son of Reymer, William de Notingham, Andrew Arketel, and others (named).
[Linc.] A. 1437. Grant by Henry, the abbot, and the convent of Vaudey (de Valle Dei), to the prior and convent of Lewes, of 22 acres of land in Burton, in exchange for a similar quantity in the same place; the situation of each portion of ground being accurately described.
[Linc.] A. 1438. Agreement between William de Vallencia, Earl of Pembroke, and Sybil, late wife of Gerard Talbot, to settle their dispute as to the third part of the whole quarry of Gaynesburgh, of the increment of "passagium," the site of a horse-mill (molendinum ad equos), the increment upon the toft of Hugh de Botelisford and of land that Ralph Smith (Faber) holds. Sir William grants to Sybil as dower, for life, the third part of the increment of "passagium," the increment of Smith's land wherewith she was formerly dowered, and 2d. of the rent of the site of the mill, and that she may take 10 hares and 18 partridges a year in his warren: Sybil releasing the said manor to him, except that she can take stone from the quarry for building on her dower, and saving the increment of stallage. London, Monday before the Purification, 17 Edward I.
[Linc.] A. 1439. Release by Richard, son of Peter de Botheby, to William, elder son of John de Skipwith, of a messuage, &c., in Bekeby that the latter had by grant of William Wacelyn, rector of Bekeby, and which formerly belonged to William Fraunceys, Richard's uncle. Monday after St. Laurence, 1342.
Linc. A. 1440. Grant by Guy Martell, of Canewyk, to Master Walter de Stauren, treasurer of Lincoln Cathedral, of his manor of Canewyk, with quarries, waters, liberties, and all services of the tenants, &c. Witnesses:— Sirs William Disny, Ralph de Bracebrig, John Pigot, and William de Collevill, knts., Richard fitz Martin, then mayor of Lincoln, Richard Touk, and Robert Payntour, then bailiffs of Lincoln, and others (named). Canewyk, Friday after St. Lucy the Virgin, 1344, 18 Edward III.
[York.] A. 1441. Grant by Thomas Savile, of Wakefield, co. York, to John Savile, of' Howley, co. York, of land near Flansaweloyne, abutting on a close called 'Wheterode,' within Alverthorpe. 25 January, 38 Elizabeth.
[Leic.] A. 1442. Grant by Ingeram, son of Ralph de Grimscote, to Ralph, son of William Persan of Queneby,'of the service of a virgate of land in Fryseby that William de Waverede holds, paying therefor yearly a pair of white gloves, or ½d. Witnesses:— William, Richard, and Fulk de Martiwast, William de Folewill, Robert le Maunsel, and others (named).
[Linc.] A. 1443. Grant by Adam de Argoges, of Stratton, to Master Richard de Offinton, for 100 marcs, of all his land and rents in Offinton which formerly belonged to Sir Gilbert de Columbariis and William Paris, at a yearly rent of 6d.; reserving to Adam the wardships and reliefs of Richard and his heirs. Witnesses:—Sirs Henry de Pesye, Robert de Hanedford, Peter de Badeleking, Andrew de Scaccario, and others (named).
[Leic] A. 1444. Grant by Ranulf de Frisebi to the church and canons of St. Mary and All Saints, Trentham, of an annual rent of 2s., issuing from a virgate of land in Frisebi, that William de Waura was wont to pay. Witnesses:—William de Billilldun, Robert de Norai, Robert de Kareton, and others (named).
[Linc.] A. 1445. Grant by Walter, son of Alice de Boby, to Henry de Finham of land in Boby, abutting on Westeng and situate as described, and land by Berghesbec, situation described, at a yearly rent of a needle (acus). Witnesses:—Sir William, parson of Boby, Sir William Lincol', John de Litteris, John son of Messager, and others (named).
[Linc.] A. 1446. Release by Robert, son of William de Welle, to Robert, son of Walter de Tatershale, of the advowson of the church of Manteby, which belongs to the land in Manteby that his ancestor, William son of Walter, gave to Robert, son of Hugh de Tatershall, in free marriage with Elizabeth his daughter. Witnesses:—Robert de Wylghebi, William de Mannebi, Henry de Tolington, and others (named).
[Linc.] A. 1447. Release by William, son of Ranulph de Blaunkeney, to Margery, late wife of Robert de Mecheryngham. of all marshes and meadows on the south part 'del Nendyke,' lying in Blaunkeney marshes, and of the marsh and meadow therein which he claimed against her in the King's Court by writ De ingressu. Sunday after Michaelmas, 34 Edward I.
[Linc.] A. 1448. Demise by Roger de Alneto, by consent of his wife Joan, to William the Parson of Boby, of all his land and tenements in Boby and Naveneby for eight years, at an annual rent of five marcs. Several covenants specified. Witnesses:—Nicholas Bek, Thomas de Henges, John de Litteris, William son of Messager, and others (named). St. Martin's day, 1247.
[ ] A. 1449. Demise by Robert, son of John de Chereburc, to Walter the Clerk, son of Robert de Abbecherche, of land and a stone house by the churchyard of Abbechurche, situate as described, at a yearly rent of 12s. Other covenants specified. Witnesses:—Henry, Mayor of London (Majore Lond'), Henry son of Reiner, William de Wynt', and others (named).
Endorsed: This grant and agreement was made xiiij Kal. Julii, in the 13th year of the reign of John, King of England, when he went with his army into Wales, in the 15th lunar cycle.
[Linc.] A. 1450. Grant by Henry de Columbariis to Adam de Argoges, for 35 marcs, of two virgates of land in Offynton that Robert Barry, James de Offynton, William de Albunaco, Agnes, relict of the Dyer (Tinctoris), and Edmund son of John, formerly held to farm of him. Witnesses:—Adam de Greynville, Simon Passelewe, Thomas de Esperun, Peter de Badeleking, and others (named).
[Linc.] A. 1451. Certificate by Symon de Wurth, canon of Lincoln, commissary of Master Giffred de Verano, papal clerk, in the diocese of Lincoln, that having seen the satisfaction in the name of the abbot and convent of Barlinges for the payment of Master Giffred's procuration by acquittance for the first nine years, he has received 14s. from the said abbot and convent for the said Master Giffred's procuration for the 10th and 11th years of his stay in England. Lincoln, Friday before the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 1287.
[Linc.] A. 1452. Grant by William, rector of Boby, to Henry de Finham of land in Boby in the field called 'Middelfeld,' and a rent of 9d. issuing from land in the same. Witnesses:—William Lincol', John de Litteris, John son of Messager, and others (named).
Linc. A. 1453. Demise by Avicia Burdette, late wife of Sir William Burdette, to Roger de Hole, forester of Wraggeby, of the land she holds as dower in Hellethorpe, for 10 years at an annual rent of 7 marcs, to be paid at her house at Haldanby. Other covenants specified, and the names of Roger's sureties for performance hereof. Witnesses:—Adam de Normanvyle, Master Martin de Fulnathby, and others (named). Michaelmas, 12 Edward I.
Linc. A. 1454. Notes of various grants to Ramsey Abbey, as follows:— Thomas de Ballio, of Lincoln, by his charter gave Ramsey Abbey the land in the churchyard of St. Peter le Stanthkede, Lincoln, between the land he held of Stikiswald Convent and land of William de Sancto Bartholomeo, and also one moiety of land in the parish of St. Andrew's on the Hill, Lincoln, of which Gilbert the Priest holds the other part. Peter and William, sons of Thomas, also gave a release of the premises.
William, son of the abovesaid Thomas, farmed all the said land of Ramsey Abbey, paying one marc yearly, by chirograph dated A.D. 1205. And because the said rent was in arrear at the time of the war in King John's time, he gave Ramsey the other moiety of the land that his father, Thomas de Ballio, gave them, and Peter his brother released the same.
Richard Belot, of Lincoln, by charter gave the abbey two lands in Lincoln in the street of the parchment-makers (parcamenorum) in St. Peter's parish, and now Hugh the Bookbinder (ligator librorum) holds that land, and says he does not hold it of the abbey. It is to be known the said Hugh has nothing of the abbot and convent except at their will, and has always paid his farm in full to Geoffrey and William de Hampton, proctors of the precentor of Ramsey, till this year, 18 Edward I. Mem.—Gilbert, son of Richard Belot, held by chirograph of abbot Robert all the above land that his father gave the church, for 7s. a year. John and William de Sancto Bartholomeo released the said land that Richard Belot granted the church, as did also Nigel and Walter, sons of William de Sancto Bartholomeo.
Land in St. Andrew's parish, Lincoln, which was given to Ramsey in two parts by Thomas de Ballio and William his son, is withdrawn and removed from that church for a long time; inquiry must be made about it. And it is said that William de Hepham receives the rent from the aforesaid land, viz. 12d. a year: enquiry must be made of the tenant of the land. 18 Edward I.
Linc. A. 1455. Demise by the abbot and convent of Barlyngs to Christopher Warde, of Lynwodde, of a messuage with lands in the town and fields of Mederyngham, which John Mayson now holds, for 40 years from the Michaelmas next after the decease of the said Mayson, at a yearly rent of 20s. Other covenants specified. In the chapter house of Barlyngs, 2 August, 24 Henry VIII. English.
Linc. A. 1456. Demise by Mathew, the abbot, and the convent of Barlyngs to William Smyth, of Staynton next Langwath, of three cottages and two messuages in Staynton (the occupants of which are specified), for 21 years from the feast of SS. Philip and James next, at a yearly rent of 3l. 2s. 8d.; Smyth building on the messuages a barn of three bays. 20 November, 24 Henry VIII. English.
[Middx.] A. 1457. Release by John Cornewaille, knight, lord of Faunhope, to John Vaumpage, John Franke, clerk, William Merbury, and David Selly, of a messuage in Kyngestrete, lately called 'Hoppynghalle,' and now called 'the Rede Lyon,' which he, together with John Corff and Thomas Hewester, hud by feoffment of John Marche, of Kensington. Westminster, 30 June, 12 Henry VI. Seal.
[Middx.] A. 1458. Release by Robert Charyngworth, of Middlesex, to the same of the above messuage in Kyngestrete called 'the Rede Lyon,' which he, with those named above, had by feoffment of John Marche [see A. 1457.] Westminster, 30 June, 12 Henry VI. Seal.
[Middx.] A. 1459. Release by John Cornewaille, knt., John Corff, and Thomas Hewester, of co. Worcester, to the above named of the above messuage called 'the Rede Lyon' [see A. 1457, 1458.] Westminster, 30 June, 12 Henry VI. Two seals.
[Middx.] A. 1460. Release by William Merbury to David Selly, of the messuage in Kyngestrete, lately called 'the Rede Lyon,' and now called 'the Rose,' which he, together with John Franke and the said David, had by feoffment of John Cornwaille, knt., lord of Faunhope, John Corff, and Thomas Hewester. Westminster, 18 May, 15 Hen. VI. Seal.
[Middx.] A. 1461. Demise by John Selly, clerk, to Thomas Cornysshe and Robert Norton, wardens of the fraternity and gild of St. Mary, Westminster, of the third part of the messuage in Kyngestrete, Westminster, formerly called 'Hoppynghalle,' then 'the Rede Lyon,' and now 'the Rose,' and the third part of a messuage in the same street, situate as described; which he, together with Walter Lokyngton, still living, and Richard Wylly, Richard Levermore, and John Braddyng, deceased, had by grant of David Selly, deceased. He also appoints attorneys to deliver the said wardens seisin of the premises. Westminster, 8 May, 22 Edward IV. Seal.
Middx. A. 1462. Grant by Richard Courte, alias Clynkerdagger, of Craneford, Middlesex, to William Fletewood, of the same place, of all his goods, chattels, household staffs, &c., in Middlesex or elsewhere, in consideration of a debt of 100l. which he owes Fletewood, "and which I have not presently to pay." Has put Fletewood in possession of the premises by delivering him 4d. of lawful money of England, which he has fixed in the seal of these presents. 10 September, 38 Elizabeth. English.
Middx. A. 1463. Release by John Selly, clerk, Richard Levermore and Walter Lokyngton, to William Thurlby and Henry Marbyl, wardens of the fraternity or gild of the Virgin Mary, within the parish church of St. Margaret, Westminster, of a messuage now called 'the Rose,' and another messuage iu Kyngestrete, situate as described, which they, together with Richard Wylly and John Braddyng, deceased, had by feoffment of David Selly, also deceased. 5 December, 15 Edward IV. Two seals.
Middx. A. 1464. Grant by the same to the same of the above two messuages [see A. 1463]. Witnesses:—Thomas Hunt, steward of St. Peter's monastery, Westminster, John Colyns, bailiff of the liberty of the abbot of the monastery, and others (named). 4 September, 15 Edward IV. Portions of two seals.
[Middx.] A. 1465. Release by William Walworth, and Agnes, late wife of Adam Fraunceys, Simon de Mordon, William de Haldene, John Aubrey, Nicholas Brember, John Phelippot, and John Fyshyde, citizens and merchants of London, to William Hull, of Westminster, and Elena his wife, of the messuage in Kyngestrete, Westminster, situate as described, which they had of John Boterwyk, citizen of London, by grant dated 6 February, 51 Edward III. [see A. 1468.] Westminster, 22 November, 4 Richard II. Six seals.
Middx. A. 1466. Release by Robert Charyngworth to John Cornewayle, knt., John Clynk, Thomas Heuster, and John Beek, of co. Oxon, of all his lands and tenements in Middlesex. 8 February, 12 Henry IV. Seal.
[ ] A. 1467. Release by William Worsewyk to Robert Charryngworth of all actions he ever had or could have against him. 12 August, 1 Henry V. Seal.
[Middx.] A. 1468. Grant by John Boterwyk, citizen of London, to William Hull, carpenter, of Westminster, and Elena his wife, of a messuage in Kyngestret, formerly belonging to Reginald, the King's porter, and adjoining the tenement of the Cantor of Westminster, formerly called 'Hoppyndehalle.' 6 February, 51 Edward III. Seal.
[Middx.] A. 1469. Grant by Thomas Larchier, prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England. with consent of the chapter, to Sir Hugh le Despenser, son of Sir Hugh le Despenser, Earl of Winchester, of their messuage called 'New Temple,' London, situate as described, and rents of 6l. 13s. 4d. in the city and suburb of London, out of the rents formerly belonging to the Knights Templars, to be paid by the tenants and for the tenements specified; saving to the hospital the right of ingress and egress by a way leading from the high road to their great chapel. London, Thursday, the vigil of the Apostles Peter and Paul, 1324, 17 Edward II.
[Middx.] A. 1470. Grant by Richard, the prior, and the convent of Holy Trinity, London, to Master William de Kylkenny, for 80 marcs, of the land with its buildings, rents, and chapel built thereon, that was formerly Gilbert son of Falk's in Lymstrate, in St. Andrew's parish, London. Witnesses:—Sir William de Haverhull, Treasurer of our lord the King, Michael Tovy, then Mayor of London, Nicholas Bat and William Viel, sheriffs of the same, and others (named). 32 Henry III.
[Middx.] A. 1471. Grant by John Chaucer, citizen and vintner of London, and Agnes his wife, kinswoman and heir of Hamo de Copton, to William atte Hale, citizen and taverner of London, and Agnes his wife, of yearly rents amounting to 60s. issuing from tenements in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate, which, together with the tenants, are accurately specified, which descended to Agnes on the death of Hamo de Copton. Witnesses:— Adam de Bury, Mayor of London, John Brikelesworthe and Thomas de Irland, then sheriffs, the prior of Cricherche, then alderman of that ward, and others (named). London, 16 January, 39 Edward III.
Endorsed: Enrolled in the Husting of London, held Monday next after Hilary, 39 Edward III. Two seals.
[Middx.] A. 1472. Grant by Henry de Waynflete, of London, goldsmith, and Joan his wife, sister of Avicia, daughter of Adam de Fordham, formerly citizen and mercer of London, to William de Arderne, citizen and mercer of London, of the third part of the messuage that formerly belonged to Avicia in Lotheburi, London, which reverted to Joan on Avicia's death by Adam their father's will, situate as described. John de Pulteneye, then Mayor, and William Haunsard and John Hamund, sheriffs of London, John Hauteyn, then alderman of that ward. London, Monday after the Epiphany, 7 Edward III. Two seals.
[Middx.] A. 1473. Release by the same to the same of the above messuage in the parish of St. Margaret, Lothburi. London, Monday after Hilary, 7 Edward III. Two seals.
[Middx.] A. 1474. Grant by William Bocointe, son of Sabelina, to Christ Church, London, for the souls of himself, Agnes his wife, Laurence his father, Sabelina his mother, and Geoffrey his brother, of a rent of 40s. in land and shops that belonged to John Bocointe, in the parish of St. Mary de Arch,' situate as described. Witnesses:—Henry son of Ailwin, Mayor of London, Alan son of Peter, Thomas de Haverill, Robert Blund, alderman, and others (named). Equestrian seal.
[Middx.] A. 1475. Grant by Robert Chamberlain to Randulph, brother of Eustace, for 40s., of the house belonging to him that Randulph lives in, at a yearly rent of 22s. Neither he nor his heirs can implead Randulph or his heirs concerning the water that falls from his old house towards the west. If they wish to relinquish the tenement, they shall restore it as well "herbergatum in ligno et lapide" as Randulph received the same from William Chamberlain, his father. Witnesses:—Stephen the Priest of St. Thomas, Henry son of Ailwin, and many others (named). Seal.
[Middx.] A. 1476. Certificate of William Brito that he owes the canons of Holy Trinity, London, 20s. yearly for land in the parish of St. Michael towards Alegate, and because such land is vacant and uninhabited he has delivered them a dwelling house in the parish of St Martin at the Vintry, to receive 20s. therefrom; and if any of it fail them they shall receive so much from his other lands and rents in London, till the said land be tenanted. Witnesses:—William Hardel, then Mayor, Benedict Campanarius and William Blund, then sheriff's, Alan son of Peter, Gervase de Aldremannebiri, Robert Blund, alderman, and others (named). [A.D. 1215–1216.]
[Middx.] A. 1477. Grant by William bishop of Ely, the King's Chancellor, to Geoffrey Blund, citizen of London, of the land and messuage in the parishes of St. Laurence Jewry, and St. Mary of Aldermanbury, that he bought of Walter Lorengs, who was nephew of Peter son of Walter and Robert son of Walter, and their heir by verdict of the whole city of London, as was witnessed before the bishop by the greater barons of the city. For this grant Blunt has paid 90l. Witnesses:—Hugh bishop of Lichfield (Cestrens'), Henry de Longchamp "our brother," Henry de Cornhell, Richard son of Reiner, Henry son of Ailwin, Walter de Hely, "our steward," Matthew de Alenzun, "our chamberlain," and others (named). [A.D. 1189–1196.]
[Middx.] A. 1478. Grant by Ralph de Heirun, son of Ralph de Heirun, to the prior and canons of Holy Trinity, London, of land in Edelmeton, at a yearly rent of 3s. 1d., for which grant they have paid 60s., wherewith he has acquitted the above and other his lands against Benedict Crespin and Samson son of Isaac, Jews. Witnesses:—Henry de Braibrok, Richard de Doob, Richard de Stapelford, John the Chaplain, of Totham, William Peverel, and others (named). Equestrian seal.
Annexed: Jewish star (in Hebrew characters).
[Middx.] A. 1479. Confirmation by Ralph de Heirun, son of R. de Heirun, for 13s. 6d.,of the grant by Juliana, daughter of William son of Rengar, to the prior and canons of Holy Trinity, London, of a rent of 26d. which William Stanhard was wont to pay her for 8 acres he held of Ralph in Edelmetun; and grant by the same to the same church of a rent of 20d. issuing from land in Edelmetun, and paid by the tenants named. Witnesses:—Gilbert Culling, William son of Alan, William Peverel, Robert de Heirun, Robert de Forda, and others (named). Equestrian seal.
[Middx..] A. 1480. Confirmation by Ralph de Hairun, son of Ralph de Hairun, to Holy Trinity, London, as above [A. 1479], and grant of a rent of 8d., paid by the tenants named, for land of his also in Edelmetun; they paying him 7s. 6d. for this grant. Witnesses:—William Culling, William Copping, Robert de Hairun, John de Liesnes, and others (named). Fragment of equestrian seal.
[Middx..] A. 1481. Confirmation by the same to the same, for 3s., of the above grant of a rent of 26d. issuing from land in Edelmetune. Witnesses as in A. 1480.
[Middx.] A. 1482. Letters of attorney of Ralph de Heirun, empowering the prior and convent of Holy Trinity, London, to receive yearly 6d. from Godard son of Ediva, out of the 8d. rent the latter pays him for two acres in Edelmetun; which 6d. they are to pay for ever to lady Alice de Ver and her successors, in place of the 6d. she was wont to receive of John Buccuint; and also appointing them to receive all his rent in Edelmetun. Witnesses:—Matthew de SanctoMagno, William Morin, and others (named).
[Middx.] A. 1483. Grant by Ralph de Heyrun to the canons of Holy Trinity, London, of the several lands and rents herein specified in Edelmetun, to be paid by the tenants named; they paying yearly, in his name, 12s. to the chief lords of the soil. Witnesses:—William Peverel, John Blund, Thomas son of Pikot, Richard Burser, Gilbert Culling, Gilbert Odo, and others (named). Equestrian seal.
[Middx.] A. 1484. Grant by John Kent, tailor, living at Pouleswharf, and John Pernel, called 'Bargeman,' citizens of London, to the prior and convent of Holy Trinity, London, that they may receive a yearly rent of 6s. 7d. for the tenement the grantors acquired of Richard Duk, son of Adam Duk, of Morlee, brother of Thomas Morlee, formerly citizen of London; they having inspected giants and other muniments, by which it appears that the prior and convent have been seised of that rent for the said tenement, situate as specified, in the parish of St. Benedict the West by Pouleswharf, from time immemorial. London, the Exaltation of Holy Cross, 14 Richard II. Two seals.
[Middx.] A. 1485. Grant by Richard, the prior, and the convent of Holy Trinity, London, to Robert son of Walter, of a yearly rent of 8s., which they had in the houses and messuage that were Osbert de Camera's, of their fee in London. Witnesses:—Andrew Bukerel, then Mayor of London, Richard Reinger, Roger le Duc, Henry de Sancto Albano, Walter le Bufle, Michael de Sancta Elena, then sheriffs, and others (named). [16 Henry III.]
Annexed: Grant by Stephen, the prior, and the convent of Christchurch, London, to Richard Ruffus, of the land in St. Benedict's parish by Thames, that Geoffrey Constable, canon of St. Paul's, formerly held, before the court that formerly belonged to the two brothers archdeacons Richard Ruffus and Richard de Belmeis, at a yearly rent of 42d.; for which grant Richard has given them a "sextarius vini Londrensis." Witnesses:—Master Richard, brother of archdeacon Nicholas, Ralph the Chaplain of St. Benedict, Godselin the alderman, and others (named). [A.D. 1170–1197.]
[Middx.] A. 1486. Acknowledgment by Hamo de Perariis, clerk, that he and his heirs are bound to pay the prior and canons of Holy Trinity, London, an annual rent of 6s. 7d., granted them by William de Turri, late citizen of London, to be received for a certain tenement he holds in the parish of St. Benedict West, London, payment commencing at Easter, 19 Edward I.: for which acknowledgment the prior and convent have remitted all arrears due for the said tenement up to the above term. Witnesses:—Ralph de Sandwich, then Warden (Custos) of London, Thomas Romayn and William de Leyre, then sheriffs, Richard Aswy, alderman of that ward, and others (named). 19 Edward I. Seal.
[Middx.] A. 1487. Grant by William de Turri, citizen of London, to John, the prior, and the canons of Holy Trinity, London, of 3s. annual rent in the parish of St. Benedict West, London, out of the marc that William le Veyl pays him for the tenement he holds in that parish, in addition to the 43d. yearly he has already granted to them out of the said tenement. For this grant tho canons have remitted the 4s. yearly, with arrears, which he owed them for certain vacant ground in the parish of St. Mary Magdalen by "Westpiscar'," for which they impleaded him in the husting. Witnesses:—Adam de Basing, then Mayor of London, Nicholas Bat, Laurence de Frowik, then sheriffs, Michael Tovi, Richard le May, John de Teffunt, and others (named). [36 Henry III.] Seal; device, three towers.
[Middx.] A. 1488. Grant by the prior and convent of St. Pancras to the abbot and monks of Woburn, for ever, of all their land in London, in the parish of St. Helen's, Bishopsgate, which Master Helyas the Sculptor held, at a yearly pension of 17d.
[Middx.] A. 1489. Grant by R[ichard], the prior, and the convent of Holy Trinity, London, to Robert de Gypewyz, goldsmith, of land, with the buildings thereon, situate as described, in St. Mary's parish, Aldermanbury, the extent being specified in iron ells of King Henry III., and also 4s. quitrent for the whole tenement that was William Wite's in the same place; at a yearly rent of two marcs. Various covenants specified. Witnesses:— Roger Duk, Mayor of London, Richard Reinger, Stephen Bukerel, Henry de Cokham, sheriffs of London, Andrew Bukerel, Gervase de Aldermanbury, John de Solio, Robert de Basing, and others (named), [12–13 Henry III.] Seal.
[Middx.] A. 1490. Acknowledgment by Robert de Gipewiz, goldsmith, that he owes R[ichard], the prior, and the convent of Holy Trinity, London, two marcs yearly rent for land, with the buildings thereon, in St. Mary's parish, Aldermanbury, and to secure their obtaining such rent, he allows them to receive yearly two marcs from his shop in London market, between the lands of the canons of St. Mary, Southwark, and of Robert Basing, until they can without difficulty receive the above rent. Witnesses as in A. 1489. [12–13 Henry III.]
[Middx.] A. 1491. Grant by Symon le Mareschal, and Roys' his wife, daughter and one of the heirs of Richard de Dyepeden, formerly 'Brevetar'' of Holy Trinity, London, to William de Haveringe, butcher, and Gonilda his wife, for 10l., of the messuage and buildings thereon that descended to Roys' on the death of her father, in the parish of St. Botulph without Alegate, situate as described, the extent being specified in iron ells of King Edward; paying therefor yearly 4s. to the prior and canons of Holy Trinity. Witnesses:—Sir Ralph de Sandwich, knt., then Warden of London, Ralph le Blund and Hamo Box, then sheriffs, Sir William, called 'Aynnel,' then prior of Holy Trinity and alderman of the said ward, and others (named). [20 Edward I.] Portions of two seals.
[Middx.] A. 1492. Release by Edmund Dudeley to William Buk, citizen and tailor of London, of the four messuages in the parishes of St. Mary Aldermanbury and St. Laurence in the Old Jewry, in the wards of Crepulgate and Chepe, which Andrew and John Wyndesore, by the King's writ De recto directed to the Mayor and sheriffs of London at the Hustings held Monday after the Apostles Peter and Paul, 14 Henry VII., recovered against Ralph Lathum, William Wadyngton and Thomas Sponer, and which Buk had by demise from the said Andrew and John Wyndesore. The situation and extent of the messuages specified. 1 April, 15 Henry VII. Seal.
Underwritten: "R[ecognita] iiijto die Februarii anno r.r. Henrici VII. xvj° coram Willielmo Remyngton, Majore, et Roberto Shefeld, milite, Recordatore."
[Middx.] A. 1493. Grant by Roger le Convers to Martin Senches, the King's balistar, for 10 marcs, of land with the buildings thereon in the parish of St. Botulph without Aldredesgate, the situation being specified and its extent in ells of King Henry III.; paying therefor yearly 6s. to the canons of St. Bartholomew. Witnesses:—Sir John de Gisors, then Mayor of London, John Adrian and Robert de Cornhille, then sheriffs, John de Blakethorn, goldsmith, then alderman of that ward, and many others (named). [43 Henry III.] Seal.
[Middx.] A. 1494. Grant by Roysia de Farndone, widow, to John D'Aroundel, goldsmith, of London, and Amy his wife, of the tenement formerly belonging to William de Farndone her grandfather, and Isabel her mother, William's daughter, in the parish of St. Olave, Silver Street, of the situation and extent specified. Reginald de Conductu, Mayor, Ralph de Uptone and Walter de Mordone, then sheriffs of London, Henry de Sechford, alderman of that ward. Then follow the names of many witnesses. London, Monday after the Purification, 10 Edward III. Seal.
[Middx.] A. 1495. Grant by Ralph, the prior, and the convent of Holy Trinity, London, to Sir John de Sandale, clerk, of a garden called 'Colemanhawe' in the parish of Holy Trinity the Great, London, situation and extent specified, at a yearly rent of 20s.; for payment whereof the said John binds all the tenements he holds of the same convent in the parish of All Saints of Colemanchurch, as well as for the rent of 26s. 8d. he pays for such tenements. Witnesses:—Nicholas de Farindone, then Mayor of London, and many others (named). London, "in our chapter house," Sunday next after St. Valentine, 1308, 2 Edward II. Seal.
[Middx.] A. 1496. Grant by Walter de la Hyda and Helena his wife, to Henry Bokointe, knt., of eight acres of land called 'Scholand' in Hendon, situate as described, bounded by water called 'Solke' on the east. Witnesses:— Gilbert de Hendon, Stephen de Stranda, John de Corulis, Robert de Solk, and others (named). Portion of seal.
[Middx.] A. 1497. Letters of attorney of Richard de Worstede, citizen and mercer of London, and Margaret his wife, appointing John Spalding, citizen and cook of London, to put Sirs Robert Lepere and Andrew Aleyn, chaplains, in possession of their tenement in Philipeslane, London, in the parish of St. Alphege, Crepelgate ward, situate as described, according to their grant of the same. Loudon, Monday the morrow of the Conversion of St. Paul, 40 Edward III. Portion of seal.
[Middx.] A. 1498. Grant by Peter Crisp, son of Henry, to Peter, the prior, and the canons of Holy Trinity, London, for 4 marcs, of the garden that Benedict Long held of Henry his father, in the parish of St. Botulph without Alegate, the lands that Richard son of Jocelin and Richard Mercer held of the same, and a rent of 32d. that Benedict Joie held in the same parish, the situation of the garden and lands being specified. Witnesses:—John Bokeointe, Daniel de Stebehee, Geoffrey Waterlader, Robert Badding, and others (named). [A.D. 1197–1221.]
[Middx.] A. 1499. Agreement between John Bocquointe and Juliana his wife, and John, son of Thomas Bermund, and his heirs, on the one part, and Reginald de Leges and his heirs, on the other, as to the repairing and keeping in order of a wall dividing their land, situate by Aphelingestrate, and other matters: for which agreement Reginald has paid 4½ marcs. Witnesses:—Sir Roger son of Alan, Mayor of London, Constantine son of Alulph, Thomas de Haverell, Alan and Jocelin, sons of Peter, Andrew Nevel, and Robert son of Alice, aldermen, Richard Renger, Wery, Nicholas and Andrew de Leges, and others (named), [c. A.D. 1213.]
[Middx.] A. 1500. Release by Alice, late wife of William de Burton, citizen and goldsmith of London, to William de Halden, recorder and alderman of London, of a tenement, situate as described, in the parish of St. Margaret of Lothbury in Bradstrete Ward, which tenement he has acquired of her and the other executors of Burton: James Andreu being then Mayor, Adam Wymondham and Robert Gurdlere, then sheriffs of London, and Walter Forster, alderman of the said ward. London, 3 October, 42 Edward III. Seal of arms, broken.