Close Rolls, Richard II: November 1381

Pages 32-33

Calendar of Close Rolls, Richard II: Volume 2, 1381-1385. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1920.

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November 1381

Membrane 24.
Nov. 24.
To William Stile escheator in Dorset. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manors of Gorwelle and Badecombe, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as lately it was found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John Wake knight was sometime seised of those manors and the advowson of Badecombe church, that by fine levied in the late king's court in 11 Edward III between the said John and Joan his wife plaintiffs and Bartholomew Tyrell, Robert his brother, John Wyseman chaplain and Walter de Surreye deforciants he acknowledged the said Robert's right, and the deforciants thereby granted the premises to the plaintiffs for life, with remainder to Hugh Tirell and Margaret his wife and to the heirs of their bodies, remainder to the right heirs of John Wake, that Hugh and Margaret had issue John Tirell and Hugh his brother, that the said Joan, Hugh the father and Margaret died in the life time of John Wake, who died seised of the premises by form of the said fine, that after his death John Tirell entered the premises as son and heir of Hugh and Margaret, and died without issue, and after his death Hugh his brother entered as heir of entail and died without issue, that the jury knew not whether he made a demise of the premises or no, and that the same are held of others than the king; and after by another inquisition it is found that the said Hugh brother of John was seised of the said manors and long before his death, on Sunday before Michaelmas 48 Edward III, demised the manor of Batecombe for life to Alexander Russhton clerk (yet living) at a yearly rent of 25 marks, that after by fine levied in the king's court in 1 Richard II he granted the reversion of that manor, the advowson excepted, to John Fitelton and Joan his wife for their lives by service of one rose yearly, and the said Alexander attorned tenant to them, that on Monday after the Annunciation 47 Edward III he likewise demised the manor of Gorwelle to the said Alexander for life at a yearly rent of 40 marks, that by fine likewise levied in 1 Richard II he granted the reversion thereof to William Ryver for life by like service, and the said Alexander attorned as aforesaid, that the said Alexander has continued his estate in the premises, that since levy of the said fines John Fitelton and Joan and the said William respectively have taken those rents in the life time of the said Hugh brother of John, that at his death he was not seised of those manors, and that they are held of others than the king.