Close Rolls, Henry IV: March 1407

Pages 163-164

Calendar of Close Rolls, Henry IV: Volume 3, 1405-1409. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1931.

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March 1407

March 1.
To the escheator in Kent. Order to give Roger Fienes, whose fealty the king has taken, seisin of a third part of the manor of Fredevyle; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Walter Roo late escheator, that John Harleston knight at his death had no lands in Kent, but that Maud sometime lady of Say held the said manor for her life of the heritage of William de Say lord Say, that she granted that whole manor to the said John during her life, that the said William, to whom pertained the reversion thereof, made a confirmation of the said John's estate therein, that Maud and William died in the life time of the said John, that he granted his estate in the said manor to Thomas de Charleton, Robert Rykedoun, John Quadrynge and John Byfelde, that after the said William's death the reversion descended to Elizabeth late the wife of William Heroun knight as daughter and heir of William de Say, that she died without issue, wherefore the reversion fell to William Clynton knight son and heir of Idonea one of the sisters of William de Say, Roger Fenes son of William Fenes knight, son and heir of Joan a second sister, Maud who was wife of Thomas Besenho and Mary wife of Otho de Worthyngton daughters and heirs of Elizabeth the third sister, as cousins and heirs of Elizabeth wife of William Heroun, that William de Clynton made a release of his right therein to the said Thomas, Robert, John Quadrynge and John Byfelde, in their possession being, and to the heirs and assigns of John Quadrynge, that by fine levied in the king's court Maud who was wife of Thomas Besenho acknowledged the right of John Quadrynge, and made a quitclaim to them and the heirs of John Quadrynge, that after the death of John Harleston the reversion of a third part descended to Roger Fienes as cousin and one of the heirs of Elizabeth Heroun, the reversion of the moiety of another third part to Mary wife of Otho, and the residue by virtue of the releases aforesaid ought to pertain to the said Thomas, Robert, John Quadrynge and John Byfeld and to the heirs of John Quadrynge, and that the manor is held of others than the king; and the said Roger has proved his age before Nicholas Careu escheator in Sussex, and the king has respited until a day yet to come his homage due for other lands which are held in chief.