Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry VII, Entries 951-978

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Series 2, Volume 2, Henry VII. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1915.

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Maskelyne. H. C. Maxwell Lyte, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry VII, Entries 951-978', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Series 2, Volume 2, Henry VII, (London, 1915), pp. 602-616. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/series2-vol2/pp602-616 [accessed 13 June 2024].

Maskelyne. H. C. Maxwell Lyte. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry VII, Entries 951-978", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Series 2, Volume 2, Henry VII, (London, 1915) 602-616. British History Online, accessed June 13, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/series2-vol2/pp602-616.

Maskelyne. Lyte, H. C. Maxwell. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry VII, Entries 951-978", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Series 2, Volume 2, Henry VII, (London, 1915). 602-616. British History Online. Web. 13 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/series2-vol2/pp602-616.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry VII, Entries 951-978

951. MARGARET CARENT.
Commission as above; inquisition 24 November, 20 Henry VII.
One William Carent, esquire, was seised of the under-mentioned manor in fee, and, being so seised, demised it to John Carent, the younger, his son, and Margaret, his wife, to hold, with the under-mentioned advowson, to said John and Margaret, and his heirs male of her body begotten. They were seised accordingly and afterwards they died without heir of her body issuing.
She died 6 February, 18 Henry VII. William Carent, aged 40 and more, is son and heir of the said John Carent.
DORSET. Manor of Thorneton, with the advowson of the chapel of Thorneton, worth 33l. 6s. 8d., held of the king, as of the honor of Hertforde and Essex, by service of 1/4 of a knight’s fee, for all service, suit and demand.
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952. THOMAS MORE, esquire.
Commission and inquisition, as above.
He was seised of the under-mentioned manors in fee, and, being so seised, thereof enfeoffed William Huddesfelde, the king’s attorney, John Bykconyll, John Fiztjames, John Hygon, William Hody, William Gylbert, John Gylbert, the elder, John Gilbert, the younger, Thomas Jelbert and Henry Burnell, for the performance of his last will, and they were, and still are, seised thereof accordingly in fee.
He died 4 July, 3 Richard III. Robert More, aged 30 and more, is his son and heir. Cf. Vol. I. No. 15.
DORSET. Manor of Mortysherne, or Motteshorne, worth 10l., held of the duchy of York, as of the manor of Merschewode, by knight-service.
Manor of Pyket, worth 10 marks, held of Thomas Borrogh, esquire, by 6d. yearly rent.
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953. JOHN POKESWELL, esquire.
Commission and inquisition, as above.
Long before his decease he was seised of the under-mentioned manor, &c. in fee, and, being so seised, by his charter indented thereof enfeoffed Robert More, esquire, John Mabbe, clerk, Christopher Martyn, Roger Cheverell, Robert Turges, Thomas Moleyns and Marmaduke Mauncell, who were, and still are, seised thereof accordingly in fee, to the use declared in a certain writing indented to the said deed of feoffment annexed.
He died Friday before the Annunciation last. Thomas Poxwell, aged 30 and more, is his son and heir.
DORSET. Manor of Strode and certain messuages, land, &c. in Strode, Caymys Othe, Bytlake, Fylfforde, Pourton, Poxwell Veer, Bridport, Hokbeare, Brynsham, Aysshe, Caymys Othe (sic), Tynkelden, Blandforde, Cherdestoklodge, Oryge, Watercomb and Poxwell, whereof the:—
Manor of Strode, worth 10 marks, held of Edmund, bishop of Salisbury, as of his bishopric of Salisbury, by fealty and 4d. rent yearly, for all service;
Tenements in Caymys Othe, worth 13s. 4d., held of Hugh Oldam, clerk, as of his prebend of Nythyrbury in ecclesia, by fealty, doing suit of his court and 5s. rent yearly, for all service;
Tenements in Fylfforde and Brynsham, worth 12s., held of Roger Neuburgh, knight, as of his manor of Othe Fraunceys, by 4s. rent yearly and fealty, for all service;
Tenements in Bytlake, worth 20s., held of William Hudy, knight, as of his manor of Pyllysdon, by fealty and 2s. rent, for all service;
Tenements in Poxwell Veer, worth 40s., held of the abbot of Serne, by the rent of a red rose yearly, for all service;
Tenements in Hokbere and Aysshe, worth 30s., held of the said bishop of Salisbury, by fealty only and for all service;
Tenements in Pourton, worth 3s. 4d., held of Robert Willoughby, lord de Broke, as of his manor of Hooke, by fealty only, for all service;
Tenements in Bridport, worth 5s., held of the bailiffs of Bridport, by 6d. rent and suit of court there, for all service;
The aforesaid manors (sic) of Tynkelden, worth 10s., held of Christopher Martyn, by fealty only;
Tenements in Horygge and Lodge, worth 60s., held of the abbot of Abbotysbury, by fealty and 5s. rent yearly;
Tenements in Watercomb and Poxwell, worth 6s. 8d., held of John Clavell of Stoboroghe, or Stobourghe, by a peppercorn rent, for all service;
Tenements in Blandforde, worth 5s., held of Thomas Trencharde, knight, by fealty only, for all service.
C. Series II. Vol. 18. (126.)
954. JOHN NEWBURGHE, esquire.
Commission and inquisition, as above.
He died 8 October, 1 Henry VII, seised of the under-mentioned manors in fee. Roger Newburghe, knight, is his brother and heir, and is aged 40 and more. Cf. Vol. I. No. 39.
DORSET. Manor of Sutton Poynes, worth 24l., held of the king, as of the honor of Gloucester, by knight-service, viz. by 1/2 of a knight’s fee.
Manor of Wynterborne Martyn, worth 10l., held of the king, as of his manor of Mersshewode, by service of 1/2 of a knight’s fee.
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955. KATHARINE STRANGWISSHE, widow.
Commission and inquisition, as above.
She was seised of the under-mentioned manor, for the term of her life, and died so seised. It descended after her decease, by hereditary right, to Giles Strangwysshe, son and heir of Henry Strangwysshe, esquire.
She died … . September, 20 Henry VII. The said Giles Strangwysshe is aged 18 and more.
DORSET. Manor of Milbury, worth 30l., held of the king, as of his honor of Wigmore, by knight-service.
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956. THOMAS TRENCHARDE, knight.
Commission and inquisition, as above.
He holds the under-mentioned moiety of a manor, which he lately had, to him and the heirs of his body begotten, by the grant and demise of Henry Strangways, esquire, William Martyn, knight, William Fyloll, knight, John Wyke and Thomas Molyns, as by the same charter, produced appears. [End of entry. A cancelled entry relating to John Huseye (see No. 961 below) follows.]
DORSET. Moiety of the manor of Childokeforde, held of the king, as of the earldom of Salisbury, by 1/2 of a knight’s fee.
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957. RICHARD TURBERVYLE.
Commission and inquisition, as above.
He held, the day he died, the under-mentioned manor of Bere, &c. in his demesne as of fee tail, by the gift of Marischall, sometime earl of Pembroke, to hold of the said Walter (tenend’ sibi et heredibus predicti Walteri) by service of 1/20 of a knight’s fee, as by the charter of the said earl (produced) to one John Turbervyle, his ancestor, appears.
Similarly he held the under-mentioned manor of Comb, &c, by the gift of Walter Maryscall, sometime earl of Pembroke, to hold of the said Walter (tenend’ &c. as above) by fealty for all service, as by the charter of the said earl (produced) to one John de Turbervyle, his ancestor, appears.
He died 20 March, 19 Henry VII. John Turbervyle, aged 34 and more, is his son and heir.
DORSET. Manor of Bere in Milborne, parcel of the aforesaid manor of Bere (sic) together with the hundred of Bere, amends of bread and beer in the hundred aforesaid, together with the profits of the amercements to two lawful hundreds of Bere, viz., the lawful hundred (sic) of St. Martin and Hokeday, all those (sic) who use false measures and sell against assises within the hundred aforesaid, both of the bondmen of the abbess of Tarrent in the town of Bere aforesaid and of others within the precinct of the hundred aforesaid, and to levy those amercements by his bailiff of the hundred aforesaid to his own use, together with a moiety of the wood of Bere and the moiety of a fair, as parcel of the same manor; worth 40 marks; held (as above).
Manor of Comb Marschall with its appurtenances and Hymbere (sic) four messuages in Hamd (sic) and one messuage in Sturmyster Marchall and one messuage in Charleton; worth ten marks; held (as above).
C. Series II. Vol. 18. (126.)
958. JOHN HASELDENE.
Commission and inquisition, as above.
He was seised the day he died of the under-mentioned manor in fee. Francis Haselden, aged 24 and more, is his son and heir.
DORSET. Manor of Okeforde Shillyng, worth 20l., held of the king, as of the honor of Gloucester, by service of four (sic) knights’ fees.
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959. MARGARET late the wife of WILLIAM HODY, knight.
Commission and inquisition, as above.
She was seised, the day she died, of the under-mentioned manor, for the term of her life, and died so seised. After her death the hereditary right of the manor aforesaid descended to Roger Cheverell, as son and heir of Walter Cheverell.
She died on the eve of St. Nicholas last.
DORSET. Manor of Northelofford, worth 12d., held of the king, by knight-service, as of the earldom of Salisbury, viz. by service of one knight’s fee.
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960. CHRISTINA CHEVERELL, late the wife of WALTER CHEVERELL.
Commission and inquisition, as above.
She was seised, the day she died, of the under-mentioned manor, for the term of her life, and died so seised.
She died the last day of July, 17 Henry VII. Roger Cheverell, aged 30 and more, is son and heir of the said Walter and Christina. Cf. No. 316.
DORSET. Manor of Eststoke, held of the king, as of the honor of Mersshewode, by service of 1/4 of a knight’s fee.
C. Series II. Vol. 18. (126.)
961. JOHN HUSEY.
Commission and inquisition, as above.
He died 20 May, 2 Henry VII, seised of the under-mentioned land, &c., in fee. Thomas Husey, aged 40 and more, is his son and heir.
DORSET. Six messuages, 100a. arable, 200a. pasture, 20a. meadow and a water-mill, called ‘Whitmyll,’ in Shapweke, worth 6l., held of the king, as of his manor of Shapweke, parcel of the duchy of Lancaster, by knight-service.
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962. WLLIAM MARTYN, knight.
Commission of concealments, &c., 24 March, 19 Henry VII; inquisition 24 November, 20 Henry VII.
He was seised of the under-mentioned manor of Athelhampston, and the advowson of the free chapel there, the manor of Slepe, a messuage, 100a. land and 300a. pasture, in Weyhamordevyle (sic) and Slepe, and six messuages, 200a. land, and 100a. pasture, in Lychet Mynstre, Pudell Bryan, Rogers Hill and Pole, and, being so seised, gave them to Giles Dawbeney, knight, lord Dawbeney, William Hody, knight, chief baron of the king, Hugh Oldam, clerk, John Pawlet, knight, Amyas (Amisio) Pawlet, knight, Robert Gary, esquire, Robert Turges, Henry Uvedale, esquires, John Takell, and Henry Gardener, who were seised thereof accordingly in fee to the following use, viz.:—
To the use of the said William Martyn for life, and to the intent that, after his decease, they should be enfeoffed of the said manor of Athelhampston to the use of Christina Martyn, his wife, for one year next after his decease, and thereafter to the use of Christopher Martyn, his son, and the heirs of Christopher’s body, and, for default of such issue, to the use of Richard Martyn, his son, and the heirs of Richard’s body, and for default of such issue to the use of Elizabeth Martyn, his daughter, and the heirs of Elizabeth’s body, and, for the default of such issue to the use of his own right heirs; and to the intent that they should pay an annuity of 4 marks out of the said manor to Henry Martyn for the term of his life;
And should be enfeoffed of all the aforesaid land, &c., in Weyhamondevyle (sic), Waybayhouse, Slepe, Lichet Mynstre, Pudyll Bryan and Pole, to the use of the said Christina till the said Richard Martyn come to the age of 24 years, and then should be enfeoffed of all the said land, &c., in Weybayhouse, Weyhamondevyle, Pudell Bryan and Rogers Hill, to the use of the said Richard Martyn and the heirs of his body, and if it happened him to die under the age of 24 to the use of the said Christina for life, and after her decease to the use of the said Elizabeth and the heirs of her body, and for default of such issue to the use of the said Christopher Martyn, and the heirs of his body, and for default of such issue to the use of his own right heirs;
And should grant the said land, &c., in Slepe, Lichet Mynstre and Pole, to the said Christina, for the term of her life, in full satisfaction of her dower out of the said manor of Athelhampston, with remainder after her decease to the said Richard, Elizabeth and Christopher, as above, with remainder to his own right heirs.
He died 24 March last. Christopher Martyn, aged 40 and more, is his son and heir.
DORSET. Manor of Athelhampston and the advowson of the free chapel of Athelhampston, worth 20 marks, held of the prior of Christchurch, as of his manor of Pudeltoun, by fealty and by service of doing suit to the court of the said prior at Pudeltoun, for all service.
Tenement aforesaid at Weybayhouse and Wayhamondevile, worth 14s., held of Roger Neuburgh, knight, by fealty, for all service.
Tenements aforesaid in Pudell Bryan and Rogers Hill, worth 10 marks, held of James Frampton, service unknown.
Tenement aforesaid in Pole, worth 20s., held of Margaret, countess of Richemond, service unknown.
Tenement aforesaid in Lichet Mynster, worth 20s., held of Thomas, earl of Arundell, service unknown.
C. Series II. Vol. 18. (127.)
963. WILLIAM SAYNTMAURE.
Inquisition undated, commencing ‘Item juratores predicti dicunt; it is, however, indented, and a memorandum, at the top, states that it was delivered to the court, 12 December, by the hands of Roger Holand, as were the preceding inquisitions (Nos. 948–962), of which series, therefore, it forms part.
One Thomas Ormound, knight, was seised of the under-mentioned manor of Chilffrome in fee, and afterwards, viz. in Hilary Term, 4 Henry VII, ro. cccxlij, Henry, late earl of Northumberland, recovered the said manor against him upon a writ of formedon in the descender (forma donacionis in discendr’) and was seised thereof accordingly in fee.
Afterwards in the same term, ro. cccxlv, Thomas Wode, serjeant-at-law, John Byconyll, knight, and Piers Eggecomb, recovered the said manor of Chilffrome, together with the other under-mentioned manors, against the said earl upon a writ of right (per breve de recto precipe in capite) and they were seised thereof accordingly in fee, to the use of one Thomas Seyntmaure, knight, for life, and, after his decease to the use of William Sayntmaure, esquire, heir apparent of the said Thomas, and Joan, his wife, daughter of Richard Eggecomb, knight, and the heirs of William.
Afterwards the said Thomas Sayntmaure, knight, in his last will, signed by his sign manual, directed that the said John Byconell, and his fellows, should give the manors aforesaid to the said William Sayntmaure and Joan, and the heirs of William; which William died, and the said Joan survived him and is still living.
The said William Sayntmaure died 27 August, 19 Henry VII. Joan Sayntmaure, aged 3 and more, is his daughter and heir. Cf. Nos. 743, 834.
DORSET. Manor of Chilffrome, or Chilefrome, worth 10 marks, held of Hugh Loterell, knight, as of his castle of Dunster, service unknown.
Manor of Rampsham, worth 20l., held of the king, as of his castle of Dover, by knight-service.
Manors of Wroxale, worth 10l., and Maperton, worth 20l., held of the king, as of the earldom of Salisbury, by knight-service.
C. Series II. Vol. 18. (128.)
964. WILLIAM PEVERELL.
Commission of concealments, &c., 24 March, 19 Henry VII; inquisition 24 November, 20 Henry VII.
Long before his decease he was seised of the under-mentioned manors in fee; afterwards, in Easter term, 17 Henry VII, he, and Joan, his wife, suffered a recovery thereof to James Russell and Thomas Moylens, who were seised thereof accordingly in fee, and, being so seised, granted and demised them to Thomas Trencharde, esquire, Thomas Middelton, gentlemen, Henry Russell, John Stratton and Edward Roberdes, clerks, a messuage in Mokel-forde and all land, meadow and pasture adjacent, which Thomas Knyght holds there, excepted, to hold to them, their heirs and assigns for ever; by virtue of which grant and demise the said Thomas Trencharde and the others were seised thereof in fee to the use and intent following:—‘Thentent of this feoffement indented to which this indenture is annexed is’ &c., viz. the feoffees to stand seised to the use of the said William Peverell for life, and thereafter to grant a yearly rent of 5 marks out of the ‘maner of Mokelforde’ and all other land, &c., there to Thomas Peverell, son of the said William, and to ‘Mergery’ his wife, and the heirs of Thomas for ever, payable quarterly, and after such grant is made, to make estate of the said manors to ‘Joyn,’ now wife of the said William, for the term of her life, with remainder to the said Thomas Peverell and the heirs of his body, with remainder in default to the right heirs of William.
The said William Peverell died Wednesday before Easter, 18 Henry VII. William Peverell, son of Thomas Peverell, his son, is his heir, and is aged 4 years.
DORSET. Manor of Bradforde Peverell, worth 20 marks, held of Thomas, lord la Warre, by service of rendering yearly a pair of spurs, or 6d., for all service.
Manor of Mokelforde, worth 10 marks, held of the king, as of the duchy of Lancaster, by service of 1/2 of a knight’s fee.
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965. ROBERT GREY.
Commission of concealments, &c., 24 March, 19 Henry VII; inquisition 25 November, 20 Henry VII.
He died 12 May, 18 Henry VII, seised of the under-mentioned manor in fee. John Grey, aged 24 and more, is his son and heir.
DORSET. Manor of Arkeswill, worth 100s., held of the abbot of Tavystok, as of his manor of Hurdewyke, co. Devon, by knight-service.
C. Series II. Vol. 18. (130.)
966. ELIZABETH POLE.
Writ 12 January, inquisition the last day of January, 20 Henry VII.
She was seised of the under-mentioned parts of manors, &c., in fee, and, being so seised, by charter indented, 13 January, 8 Henry VII, gave them to Thomas Babyngton, John Seyntandrew and John Bonyngton, esquires, Ralph Pole, of Wakebrige, Thomas Pole, John Cowper, rector of a mediety of the church of Mogynton and Edmund Pole, warden of the chantry of St. Nicholas and St. Katharine, of Cruche, by the name of all her manors, &c., in Castelbitham, Estbitham, Carebye and Counthorpe, co. Lincoln, for the performance of her last will.
Afterwards by her writing indented, sealed with her seal, 13 January, 8 Henry VII, she willed inter alia that the said feoffees should stand enfeoffed of the premises to her use for life, and immediately after her decease should take the issues and profits thereof till the said profits attained the sum of 40l. and should pay 20 marks to Robert Blakwall and Mary, his wife, one of her daughters, and the remaining 40 marks to Isabel and Agnes, other her daughters, equally, for their marriage (pro auxilio et emendacione maritagii earum) and thereafter should stand seised of the premises to the use of her heirs.
She died 20 December, 19 Henry VII. Heir, as in No. 888.
LINCOLN. A fourth part of the manor of Castelbytham, or Castelbitham, and a fourth part of the great park there, with the advowson of a chantry there, alternate turns, and moieties of the manors of Estbytham and Counthorpe, worth 8l., held of the king, as of the honor of Aumale, (Albemarlie) formerly of the duke of Clarence, service unknown.
A fourth part of the manor of Carebie, or Careby, with the advowson of the church of Carebye, alternate turns, worth 60s., held of the countess of Richmond, as of her manor of Burn, service unknown.
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967. THOMAS GRYSLEY, knight.
Writ of Mandamus, 2 February, inquisition 9 February, 20 Henry VII.
John Gressley, his father, was seised of the under-mentioned manors in fee, and, being so seised, gave them to him and Anne his wife, as in No. 860, the charter being dated 8 July, the moiety of the advowson of the church of Carleby, a wood called ‘Bassyngboroghe Wode’ and a pasture called ‘le Carre,’ and all bondmen and bond-land (nativis et villinag’) to the said manors belonging excepted.
Death and heir, as in No. 857.
LINCOLN. Manors of Brassyngburgh, or Brasyngborogh’t, Charleby, or Carleby, Thurlby and Baston, worth 20 marks, held of the excellent princess, the countess of Richemond, as of her manor of Burne, service unknown.
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968. WILLIAM LANGDALE.
Writ 12 January, inquisition the last day of January, 20 Henry VII.
William Langdale of Waltham was seised of the under-mentioned manor and land, &c., in fee, and, being so seised, by charter indented gave the said land, &c., to Maud Massengberd, or Massyngberd, for the term of her life, and she was seised thereof accordingly in her demesne as of free tenement, and is still living.
He died 24 September, 20 Henry VII, seised of the said manor and of the reversion of the said land, &c., in fee. Anne, aged 34, wife of Henry Skerne, Agnes, aged 28, wife of Thomas Hamby, his daughters, and James Vavasour, son of Maud, another of his daughters, late the wife of John Vavasour who survives, are his next heirs. The said James Vavasour is six years old and in the ward of the said John Vavasour, his father.
LINCOLN. Manor of Waltham, worth 22 marks, held of the king in chief, by service of 1/10 of a knight’s fee.
A captal messuage in the town of Waltham, called ‘Ravemworth,’ or ‘Ravynsworth,’ ‘thyng,’ and two messuages, two crofts, 80a. land, two bovates of meadow and 15s. rent, in Waltham and Brygsley called ‘Fowler fee,’ worth 10 marks, held of Gilbert Talbot, lord of Barnaby, by service of 25s., for all service.
Three messuages, three crofts, 40a. land and a bovate of meadow, within the town and field of Waltham, called ‘Candesby thyng,’ and a messuage and croft, 20a. land and 4a. meadow, within the field of Waltham, called ‘Norcotes thyng,’ worth 26s. 8d., held of Thomas Hansard, knight, by service of 8s., for all service.
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969. RICHARD DANVERS, esquire.
Writ 10 January, inquisition 16 January, 20 Henry VII.
One John Danvers, esquire, deceased, was seised of the under-mentioned manor in fee, and, being so seised, by charter indented sealed with his seal gave it to one Richard Danvers, esquire, his son, likewise deceased, to him and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to his own right heirs. By virtue of which gift the said Richard was seised thereof in fee tail by the form of the gift, and had issue the said Richard, now deceased, and one John Danvers, knight, and died so seised; whereupon the said manor descended to the said Richard, as son and heir of the said Richard, the father, of his body begotten.
He died so seised 27 December last, without heir male of his body begotten; whereupon the said manor descended to the said John Danvers, knight, as his brother, and heir male of the body of the said Richard, the father, begotten; and the said John was, and still is, seised thereof in fee tail, by the form of the gift.
The said Richard, the father, and one John Langston, esquire, were seised of the under-mentioned land, &c., in Great and Little Bourton, &c., to them and the heirs and assigns of the said Richard, the father, which Richard died so seised, whereupon the reversion thereof descended to the said Richard, the son, as son and heir of the said Richard, the father, and he died so seised; and the said John Langston continued his possession by survivorship and is still seised thereof in his demesne as of free tenement.
Anne, daughter of the said Richard, the son, aged 17 and more, is his next heir.
OXFORD. Manor of Prescote, worth 26l. 13s. 4d., held of William, bishop of Lincoln, in right of his bishopric, as of his castle, or manor, of Banbury, by service of one knight’s fee.
Seven messuages, twelve virgates of land, 30s. rent, in Great (Magna) Burton, Little (Parva) Bourton, Banbury, Wardyngton and Addurbury, whereof the land, &c., in Little Burton and Wardyngton, worth 3l., are held of John Rysley, knight, by service of one knight’s fee; the land, &c., in Great Bourton and Banbury, worth 4l., of the said bishop, by 1/4 of a knight’s fee; and the land, &c., in Addurbury, worth 26s. 8d., of the abbot of Chester, by fealty only, for all service.
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970. JOHN RUFFORD.
Writ 9 May, 19 Henry VII; inquisition 3 November, 20 Henry VII.
He was seised of the under-mentioned manors of ‘Aynels’ and ‘Lovelles’ in fee, and, being so seised, by charter, 20 March, 19 Edward IV, gave the manor of ‘Lovelles’ and two messuages, by the name of the manor of Pottisgrave, to Thomas Dalamere, knight, Thomas Rokys, Thomas Fowler, esquire, John Ocley, Thomas Temple, William Fox and John Hemyngton, who were seised thereof accordingly in fee, and, being so seised, by charter, 10 April, 20 Edward IV, gave it to Elizabeth Walshe, daughter of John Welshe, of Cheschunte, esquire, Richard bishop of Bangor, Henry Turner, John Verney and James Cawodde, esquire, for the term of the life of the said Elizabeth, and they were seised thereof accordingly in their demesne as of free tenement.
By another charter, 23 November, 18 Henry VII, he gave the manor of ‘Aynels’ aforesaid to William Gascoigne and William Marchall, gentlemen, who were seised thereof accordingly in fee.
He died 26 February, 19 Henry VII. John Rufforde, aged 21 and more, is his son and heir. Cf. No. 748.
BEDFORD. Manor of ‘Aynels’ in the parish of Westunyng, worth 4l. 4s. 8d., held of the heirs of John Zouche, esquire, as of his manor of Westunyng, by service of fealty and a pair of gloves, or 6d. yearly.
Manor of ‘Lovelles’ in the parish of Pottisgrave, worth 5l. 6s. 8d., held of the abbot of St. Albans, by service of fealty and 1d. yearly.
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971. NICHOLAS PISTOR.
Writ 14 November, inquisition 21 November, 20 Henry VII.
He was seised of the under-mentioned manor in fee, and, being so seised, long before his decease, by his deed enfeoffed William Froste, who survives, and William Wallop, John Dogood, clerk, and Hugh Walton, since deceased, thereof, to the use of himself and his heirs.
Afterwards by an indenture, 4 March, 15 Henry VII, he willed that the said William Froste, who was then seised of the manor, should stand seised thereof to his use for life, and after his decease should stand seised of land, &c., parcel thereof, to the value of 10l. yearly, to the use of William Pistor, son of Edmund Pistor, his son, and of Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Michael Skyllyng, to hold to them, and the heirs male of William’s body begotten, with remainder in default to the heirs of William’s body, with remainder in default to Joan Pistor, William’s sister, and the heirs of the said Joan lawfully begotten, with remainder in default to his own right heirs; and as to the residue of the said manor to the use of himself for life, with remainder to the said William Pistor and his heirs, as before specified, and for default of such issue to the use of the said Joan and the heirs of her body, and for default of such issue to his own right heirs.
He died 20 April, 19 Henry VII. The said William Pistor, aged 22 and more, is his cousin and heir, viz., son of the said Edmund, his son.
HANTS. Manor of Bosyngton, worth 11l., held of the abbot of Hyde, by fealty only, for all service.
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972. JOHN WHITYNGTON, clerk.
Writ 20 May, 18 Henry VII; inquisition 14 March, 19 Henry VII.
He was seised of the under-mentioned manor, &c., in fee. He died 16 February last. Maud Whityngton, aged 8 and more, and Isabel Whityngton, aged 2 and more, are his cousins and heirs, viz. daughters of Richard Whityngton, his brother.
WORCESTER. Manor of Staunton, worth 19l., held of the viscount Lisle, lord of Payneswyk, co. Gloucester, service unknown.
Two messuages in Staunton, worth 20s., held of the abbot of St. Peter’s, Westminster, by fealty and 20s. rent yearly, for all service.
A cottage and 8a. land, in Ridmerley Dabitot, worth 6s. 8d., held of the king, as of his manor of Ridmerley Dabitot, parcel of the earldom of Warwick, by fealty and suit of court there every three weeks, for all service.
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973. HENRY HOORNE.
Writ wanting; inquisition 22 October, 20 Henry VII.
Long before his decease, one Thomas Prat was seised of the under-mentioned manor and advowson of Kenarton in fee, and, being so seised, 11 September, 20 Edward IV, enfeoffed him, by the name of Henry Hoorn, esquire, one John Gildford, knight, William Hawte, knight, Henry Belknap, William Belknap, John Engeham, esquires, Mark Huse, clerk, John Achele, clerk, John Aucher, William Brent, John Swan, William Lampson, and Robert Passer, since deceased, and Richard Gildeford, John Darell, now knights, and Robert Wyse, who survive, thereof, by the name of all that part of the manor, with the advowson, and of all lands, &c., to the said manor belonging, which before that time he had by the gift and feoffment of the said Henry Hoorne, to hold to them, their heirs and assigns, for the performance of the will of the said Henry, as appears by a charter thereof, produced. They were seised thereof accordingly in fee and, inasmuch as the premises are held in chief, had the king’s pardon, by letters patent, 5 November, 2 Henry VII, for all acquisitons of lands held in chief, &c., before 7 November, 1 Henry VII, without licence. The survivors (as above) were, and still are, seised thereof in fee for the performance of the said last will.
He was seised in fee of the under-mentioned messuages, &c., in Kenarton, Woodecherche, Betherisden, &c., of the tenure and nature of ‘gavylkynde,’ which, from time beyond memory, were divisible (partibilia) among heirs male and divided, and, being so seised, long before his death, viz. 27 August, 4 Henry VII, thereof enfeoffed one John Bourne and Robert Wyse, for the performance of his last will, and they were seised thereof accordingly then, and at the time of his death, in fee to the intent aforesaid.
He was seised in fee of the under-mentioned rent in Romeney, and, being so seised, by charter, dated the day and year aforesaid, gave it, by the name of all his tenements in co. Kent, to the said John Bourne and Robert Wyse, for the performance of his last will, by virtue of which gift the tenants of the land whence the said rent issued subsequently attorned to the said John and Robert, whereby they then, and at the time of his death, were seised thereof in fee to the intent abovesaid.
Long before his decease he was seised of the under-mentioned messuages, &c., in Feverysham, &c., in fee, and, being so seised, thereof enfeoffed James Aucher, gentleman, Thomas Malpas and John Poleyn, for the performance of his will, whereby they were, and still are, seised thereof in fee to the intent aforesaid. All the said messuages, &c., are of the tenure and nature of ‘gavylkynde’ and divisible among heirs male.
He declared his last will of the lands and tenements aforesaid, 23 June, 19 Henry VII, and willed, inter alia, that Margaret then his wife, should have to her and her assigns the said manor and advowson from the day of his death to Michaelmas then next; and the said Richard Gildeford, John Darell and Robert Wyse, were seised thereof from the time of his death, and still are seised, in form aforesaid, for the performance of his last will.
He died 25 June last. Gervase Hoorne is his son and next heir at the common law, and is, and at the time of the said Henry’s death was, 24 years old and more. The said Gervase, Robert Hoorne and Henry Hoorne are his sons and heirs of the said lands of the tenure and nature of ‘gavylkynde’ according to the law and custom thereof in co. Kent from time beyond memory used and approved. The said Robert is 6 and the said Henry 4 years old and more.
KENT. Three parts of the manor of Kenarton alias Kenardynton, into four parts divided, with the advowson of the church there, to the same three parts appurtenant, worth 10l., held of the king in chief, by service of three parts of a knight’s fee.
Five messuages, 300a. land, 300a. pasture, 100a. meadow, 200a. marsh, 200a. wood, 60a. salt-marsh and 10s. rent, in the towns, parishes and places of Kenarton, Wodecherche, Betherisden, Apuldre, Brenset, Feyrefeld, Snergate, Ivecherche, St. Martin’s of Pounteney, St. Nicholas’ of Pounteney, Oldromeney, Blakmanston, Boroughmersshe, Oxeney, Romeneymersshe and Walland; whereof two messuages, 70a. land, 65a. pasture, 25a. meadow, 145a. marsh, 70a. wood, 30a. salt-marsh and 10s. rent, worth 8l., are held in socage of William, archbishop of Canterbury, in right of his church of Canterbury, as of his manor of Aldyngton, service unknown, and the said rent of 10s., is due every year at Michaelmas; one messuage, 60a. land, 70a. pasture, 15a. meadow, 25a. marsh, and 30a. wood, worth 4l., are held in socage of the abbot of the monastery of St. Augustine by Canterbury, in right of his monastery, service unknown; one messuage, 15a. land, 35a. pasture, 15a. meadow, 55a. wood and 30a. salt-marsh, worth 3l., are held of the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, in right of his church, service unknown; twenty acres of land, 10a. pasture, 10a. meadow, 10a. marsh and 10a. wood, worth 26s. 8d., held in socage of the prior of Horton, service unknown; one messuage, 65a. land, 75a. pasture, 10a. meadow, 10a. marsh and 10a. wood, worth 73s. 4d., held in socage of the prior of Newark (novi operis) Dovor, service unknown; ten acres of land, 25a. pasture, worth 20s., held in socage of the prior of Bylsyngton, service unknown; and 50a. land, 20a. pasture, 25a. meadow, 10a. marsh, and 25a. wood, worth 60s., held of William Hawte, as of his manor of Blakmanston, by fealty and 16s. 5d. rent yearly only.
Rent of 9l. 18s. within the marsh of Romeney, at Easter and Michaelmas equally. The said rent is held of Edward Ponynges, knight and William Knyvet, knight, as of their manor of Newenton, service unknown.
Eight messuages, 100a. land, 100a. pasture, 60a. meadow, 70a. marsh, and 10a. wood, in the towns, parishes and places of Feverysham, Preston, Boughton under (subtus) le Blean, Harnhill, Whitstapill, Sesalter, Targe and the hundred of Feverysham, worth 10l., whereof three messuages, 40a. land, 30a. pasture, 20a. meadow, 30a. marsh and 10a. wood, are held in socage of William, archbishop of Canterbury, service unknown; two messuages, 30a. land, 40a. pasture, 30a. meadow, 20a. marsh, are held in socage of the prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, service unknown; and three messuages, 30a. land, 30a. pasture, 10a. meadow, 20a. marsh, the residue, are held in socage of the abbot of Feverysham, service unknown.
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974. RICHARD CUFFE.
Writ … 20 Henry VII; inquisition 21 November, 20 Henry VII.
He was seised, together with Henry Whytokesmede, and John Sylcokk, or Sylcok, clerk, of the under-mentioned messuage, &c., in Yatesbury, as appears by a fine thereof levied to them, and his heirs, by John Aston, knight, and Joan, his wife, by virtue of which they were seised thereof, Richard in fee and the said Henry and John in their demesne as of free tenement to the use of him and his heirs.
He died so seised, 27 August, 20 Henry VII, whereupon the said Henry and John continued their possession by survivorship. Maud, wife of John True, is his daughter and heir, and is aged 28 and more.
He was also seised, the day he died, of the under-mentioned mill, &c., in fee, which thereupon descended to the said Maud.
WILTS. A messuage, a toft, 60a. land, 8a. meadow, in Yatesbury, worth 40s., held of John Huse, knight, in right of Margaret, his wife, by fealty and 6d. rent, as of his manor of Longcompton.
A water-mill, a messuage, 20a. land, 4a. meadow, in Overton, worth 6s. 8d., held of Cecily, abbess of Wilton, in right of the house and church of the same abbey, by fealty and 22s. rent.
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975. WILLIAM COSBY.
Writ 12 February, 19 Henry VII; inquisition 21 November, 20 Henry VII.
By charter 14 July, 16 Henry VII, he gave the under-mentioned land, &c., to John Rede, who survives, to the use of himself for life, with remainder to the use of Agnes his wife for life, with remainder to the use of his right heirs. His will and intent more fully appear in his testament dated 14 July, 1501.
He died 4 January, 18 Henry VII. John is his son and next heir and is is aged 12 and more.
DEVON. Nine tenements, 3a. garden, 8a. meadow, in the borough of Clyfton Dertmowth Hardenesse, worth 100s., held of Sir Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland, as of the borough of Clyfton Dertmowth Hardenesse, in free socage.
Four tenements, 2a. garden, in Southtown Dertmowth within the borough aforesaid, worth 6s., held of Edmund Carewe, knight, as of the borough of Southtown Dertmowth, in free socage.
Two tenements, 3a. garden, 1/2a. wood, 2a. heath and 2a. pasture, in Kyngeswere, worth 10s., held of William Walrand, by fealty only.
A tenement, 2a. heath, 6a. arable, la. garden in Brixham, worth 6s., held of Robert Smyth, by fealty only.
A tenement, la. wood, 2a. meadow, 16a. pasture, 14a. arable, in Fernelegh within the parish of Dupford, worth 40s., held of Thomas Coterell, esquire, as of the manor of Wayssheborn, in free socage. Cf. No. 879.
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976. MARGARET, late the wife of JOHN GREY, son and heir of JOHN GREY DE POWES, knight.
Writ 5 July, 19 Henry VII; assignment of dower, 22 January, 20 Henry VII.
Edmund Church, esquire, the escheator, assigned to the said Margaret, late the wife of John, son and heir of John Grey, lord de Powes, knight, tenant in chief, dower of all the land, &c., co. Lincoln, late of the said John Grey, the father, which after his death and by reason of the minority of the said John, the son, late her husband (which John, the son, died under age and in the king’s ward) were taken into the king’s hands by the said escheator, by virtue of a writ of Devenerunt (No. 747) viz.:—
LINCOLN. A yearly rent of 20 marks, 7s. 2 1/2d., parcel of a rent of 41l. 19 1/2d., issuing from the manor of Depyng to the said John Grey, the father, and after his death to the said John, the son.
Ten acres of wood, parcel of 30a. wood of the said John Grey, the son, in Burne; which rent and wood amount to a third of the value of the lands, &c. of the said John, the son, in that county.
The assignment was made in the presence of John Rokes, gentleman, Richard Halley and John Ketton, and others, next friends of Edward, son and heir of the said John, the son. Cf. Nos. 850, 903.
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977. ANNE, late the wife of CHRISTOPHER TROPPENELL, esquire.
Writ 28 August,
assignment of dower the last day of January, 20 Henry VII.
GLOUCESTER. A third part of a messuage and of 60a. land, 10a. meadow, 20a. pasture, in Bourton.
John Grenehill, the escheator, took her oath not to remarry without licence. Cf. No. 756.
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978. ANNE, late the wife of CHRISTOPHER TROPPENELL, esquire.
Writ 28 August,
assignment of dower the last day of January, 20 Henry VII.
SOMERSET. A third part of 60a. land and 6a. pasture, in Haresege.
William Bisseley, the escheator, took her oath, &c. Cf. No. 754.
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979. ANNE, late the wife of CHRISTOPHER TROPPENELL, esquire.
Writ wanting; assignment of dower, 20 January, 20 Henry VII.
WILTS. The manors of Little Dorneford and Westcodford.
Ten messuages, 300a. land, 40a. meadow, 200a. pasture, 10a. wood, in Maydenbradley, Michelles Kynton, Allyngton, Castelcombe, Chippenham, Atteford, Hertham and Fefelde.
Two pastures in Estechalfeld, called ‘Weder Shawe’ and ‘Kyngesfeld.’
The escheator took her oath, &c. Cf. No. 682.
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