Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 132

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A. E. Stamp. E. Salisbury. E. G. Atkinson. J. J. O'Reilly, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 132', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 10, Edward III, (London, 1921) pp. 228-245. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol10/pp228-245 [accessed 24 May 2024].

A. E. Stamp. E. Salisbury. E. G. Atkinson. J. J. O'Reilly. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 132", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 10, Edward III, (London, 1921) 228-245. British History Online, accessed May 24, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol10/pp228-245.

Stamp, A. E.. Salisbury, E.. Atkinson, E. G.. O'Reilly, J. J.. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 132", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 10, Edward III, (London, 1921). 228-245. British History Online. Web. 24 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol10/pp228-245.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 132

259. JOHN DE BEAUCHAMP of Rym.
DEVON. Assignment of dower to Margaret, late the wife of John de Beauchamp of Rym, who has married Richard de Brauncecomb, in Bokerel and Oulescombe. Honeton, Monday after the Purification, 29 Edward III.
Endorsed: Memorandum of enrolment.
[See Calendar of Close Rolls, p. 242.]
C. Edw. III. File 132. (1.)
260. EDMUND DE SANCTO JOHANNE.
Note of appointment of attorneys. John de Sancto Philberto, knight, and Margaret his wife, one of the sisters and heirs of the said Edmund appoint Thomas de Wandesworth their attorney for completing the partition of the lands, reversions, knights’ fees &c. late of the said Edmund in cos. Southampton, Sussex, Kent, Herts, Derby and Warwick.
Luke de Ponyngges and Isabel his wife, the other sister and heir of the said Edmund, appoint William Tauk and William de Rotherham. (Undated.)
Partition of the reversions of lands &c. late of Hugh de Sancto Johanne, who held of the king in chief, between the abovesaid John and Margaret and Luke and Isabel, the said Edmund de Sancto Johanne, son and heir of the said Hugh, having died a minor in the king’s wardship, made by Thomas de Wandelesworth and William de Roderham, attorneys, 26 June, 29 Edward III.
Pourparty of John de Sancto Philberto and Margaret his wife.
SOUTHAMPTON. Shirbourn. The manor lately held by Edward de Sancto Johanne for his life by demise of John de Sancto Johanne, grandfather of the said Margaret and Isabel.
Abboteston and Bromlegh. The manors held by Gerard de Insula and Elizabeth his wife, the dower of the said Elizabeth, of the gift of Edmund de Sancto Johanne her former husband.
Basyng. 26s. 1d. rent yearly from the manor similarly held by the same Gerard and Elizabeth, in the dower of the said Elizabeth.
Chauton and Lydshute. The manors held by Thomas de As[pale] and Mirabel his wife, in dower of the said Mirabel, by gift of Hugh de Sancto Johanne, sometime her husband, grandfather (sic) of the said Margaret and Isabel.
Pourparty of Luke de Ponyngges and Isabel his wife.
KENT. Erde by Derteford. Two parts of the manor lately held by Alice, late the wife of Adam de Chees, for her life, by demise of Hugh de Sancto Johanne, father of the said Margaret and Isabel; the third part of the manor held by Thomas de Aspale and Mirabel his wife in dower of the said Mirabel, by gift of the aforesaid Hugh de Sancto Johanne, sometime her husband.
SOUTHAMPTON. Warneford. The manor held by the same Thomas and Mirabel, in dower of the said Mirabel, by gift of the same Hugh.
SUSSEX. Walbertone. The manor held by Gerard de Insula and Elizabeth his wife, in dower of the said Elizabeth, by gift of Edmund de Sancto Johanne, sometime her husband.
Bridham. The manor held by Thomas de Hunstan for his life, by demise of John de Sancto Johanne, grandfather of the said Margaret and Isabel.
Wodecote. The manor held by Geoffrey de Ledes for his life, by demise of the same John de Sancto Johanne.
Westerton. A messuage and 60a. land lately held by Nicholas Gentil for his life, by demise of the same John de Sancto Johanne.
C. Edw. III. File 132. (2.)
261. SAMPSON, KINSMAN AND HEIR OF ROBERT DE STRELLEYE.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said Sampson. 24 December, 29 Edward III.
NOTTINGHAM. Proof of age taken at Nottingham, Saturday after St. Hilary, 29 Edward III.
The jurors swear that the said Sampson was born at Oxton, baptised in the church there, and that he was of full age on Monday the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle last, viz. 21 years.
William son of Richard knows because he had a son of the same age named Richard.
William le Warde, because he had a son named Ralph, who was of the same age except three weeks.
Godman le Verrour, because his mother was buried the same week the said Sampson was born.
William de Worthyngton, because his grandfather died within a fortnight of the said Sampson’s birth.
Richard de Stapilford, because he had a son of the same age named Edmund.
Robert de Casteleyn, because he married his wife in the same week.
John ate Brigge, because he purchased some land of which he has the charter dated the same day.
Richard Crecy, Robert Abbot, William de Hiclyng, William de Arnhale and William, son of John de Beston, because they were in Oxton on the day on which the said Sampson was baptised in the company of Robert de Strelley, father of the said Sampson.
C. Edw. III. File 132. (3.)
262. JOHN DE AYLESBURY, KINSMAN AND HEIR OF PHILIP DE AYLESBURY.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said John, whose lands &c. are in the custody of the executors of the will of William de Clynton, late earl of Huntyngdon. 6 May, 29 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Proof of age taken at Weldon Basset, Thursday in Whitsun week, 29 Edward III.
The jurors say that the said John was 21 years of age on the feast of St. John ante portam Latinam last, and that he was born in the town of Weldon Basset on the said feast, 8 Edward III, and was baptised in the church there.
John Dyre, aged 50 years and more, says he was with Warin Latymer, godfather of the said John, in the church of Weldon when the said John was baptised. After the baptism the said Warin breakfasted with Ralph Basset and after breakfast started on his way to Braybrok, and in returning to Braybrok there was a great tumult and assembly of people for a certain robber called William Ade, who was taken at the wood called ‘le Lound’ by Braybrok, and the said robber was killed there at that time.
Richard le Reve, aged 56 years and more, says he was with Ralph Basset, father of the present Sir Ralph Basset, who was the other godfather, and was in the church when the heir was baptised and asked the said Ralph how it was that the boy was called John, whereas none of the godfathers was so named; whereupon the said Ralph got angry and hit him in the neck.
Geoffrey Julian, aged 48 years and more, says he was chamberlain to Joan, late the wife of the said Ralph Basset, godmother of the said heir when he was baptised, and he held the basin and ewer and towel for washing their hands, and the godfathers and the said Joan, together with other lords, threw pence everywhere, so that witness had half a mark of the said pence collected on the ground, and that was his first chattel.
Hugh de Catesby, aged 48 years and more, says he married Juliana his wife a year before the birth of the said heir, and the said Juliana gave birth to her first-born son on the feast of St. Mark before the aforesaid feast of St. John, and she was nurse to the said heir.
Robert le Botiller, aged 50 years and more, says that in the same year in which the heir was born Robert Jacob, his own uncle, was digging in the quarry of Weldon and the earth fell on him, whereby he was overwhelmed (opprimebatur).
John Symond, aged 40 years and more, says that in the same year the belfry of the church of Weldon was repaired and rebuilt (plene reparatum et de novo edificatum usque ad finem edificii).
Richard Robyn, aged 46 years and more, says that the church of Corby by Weldon was polluted by John le Forester at the tourn of the sheriff of Northampton, held there at that time, and it was said then that Thomas de Aylesbury, father of the said heir, had a son.
Thomas de Staverne, aged 52 years and more, says that the bishop of Lincoln was at Corby and was sent for by Ralph Basset of Weldon, then lord there, to come to Weldon to confirm the said heir, and this was immediately after the quinzaine of St. John before the Latin Gate in the same year.
Guy Watervill, aged 50 years and more, says that he was at Weldon when the lady was churched, at the jousts there, and Robert Watervill, his uncle, at the feast pledged (calumpniavit) the lady.
John atte Welle, Simon Davyd, and William Dawes, aged 55 years and more, say that they, with Walter Robelot of Weldon, bought all the underwood in the park of Weldon of Sir Ralph Basset of Weldon for 10l. and it was then cut down, and it was cut down this year for the third time since then, and it can be cut down only once in seven years; and then the money for the same was paid for the feast made for the churching of the said lady.
The executors of the will of William de Clynton, late earl of Huntyngdon, were warned to be present and came by John de Radbourne, their attorney, but made no objection to the delivery of the said land to the heir.
C. Edw. III. File 132. (4.)
263. MARGARET, DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF JOHN MAURY.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said Margaret, daughter and heir of John Maury, married to William Latymer, whose lands &c. are in the custody of Adam atte More. 16 October, 29 Edward III.
DORSET. Proof of age taken at Sturmynstre Castel, 3 November, 29 Edward III.
John Pusele, aged 44 years and more, says that the said Margaret was 15 years of age on the feast of St. Margaret last, and this he knows because, on the feast of St. Margaret, 14 Edward III, she was born at Sturmynstre Castel and baptised in the church there, and he was present at the baptism, and on the Monday following he married Ellen now his wife.
John Chaper, aged 48 years, says that on the Monday after her birth, 14 Edward III, he was with John Maury, the father, at the court of Sir Robert Fitzpayn, with whom he was staying, held at Winchester, and there the birth of his son was announced to the said John, and by the date of the court the age is manifest.
John Rosemund, aged 40 years, Richard Lollebrouk, aged 42 years, William Gaunt, aged 44 years, John Coulyng, aged 45 years, John Mey, aged 46 years, John Houpere, aged 50 years, agree and say that one Robert Fitzpayn, then lord of Acforde, brought against them a writ of trespass, whereby they were put in exigent, and on Monday after the birth of the said Margaret, 14 Edward III, the said Robert released to them of all manner of actions, and by the date of the release the age of the said Margaret is well known.
Thomas Herce, aged 44 years, agrees and says that on Sunday after St. Peter’s Chains, 14 Edward III, after the birth of the said Margaret he gave John Maury in fee a messuage and 20a. land in Fitelforde, and by the date of the charter the said age is well known.
John Arcour, aged 40 years, John Ansty, aged 46 years, and John Plumbere, aged 48 years, parishioners of Sturmynstre Castel, agree and say that they were present at the baptism, and John Rosemund, then vicar of the church, in their presence wrote in the calendar of a certain psalter of the church the day of her birth, and by the said writing her age is manifest.
Adam atte More was warned to be present and he came, but made no objection to the delivery of the lands &c. The marriage of the said Margaret to the said William le Latymer was with his assent. There is as yet no issue of the marriage.
C. Edw. III. File 132. (5.)
264. JOHN, SON AND HEIR OF ADAM DE WELLE.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said John, whose lands &c. are in the custody of Margery, late the wife of William de Roos of Hamelak. 1 August, 29 Edward III.
Endorsed by the escheator that he has warned the said Margery to be before him at Alford on Monday the feast of St. Bartholomew, 29 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Proof of age taken at Alford, Monday the feast of St. Bartholomew, 29 Edward III.
Walter de Hamby, knight, aged 40 years, says that the said John was born at Brunthorp on Tuesday the eve of St. Bartholomew, 8 Edward III, and baptised on the same day at Wilughby in the church of St. Helen, and this he knows because, on the said Tuesday, he was in the company of John de Welle, knight, in the said church of Wilughby, who lifted the said John son of Adam de Welle from the sacred font; and therefore he knows precisely the truth of the matter touching the said age and that the said John son of Adam was 21 years of age on Sunday the eve of St. Bartholomew last.
Simon Fitz Rauf, knight, aged 50 years, says that the said John was born at Brunthorp of Margaret wife of Adam de Welle, knight, on the eve abovesaid and was baptised in the aforesaid church by a certain John de Strubby, chaplain there, and this he knows because on the said Tuesday he came to Wilughby with one John Bardolf, knight, who was one of the godfathers of the said John to lift him from the sacred font, and he saw the godfathers there, viz. John Bardolf and John de Welle, knight.
John Musters, knight, aged 45 years, agrees and says that he came on the said Tuesday to Wilughby to do fealty to Sir John de Wilughby, knight, for his lands &c. held of him in Somercotes, and he saw the godmother of the said John son of Adam carrying him wrapped in swaddling clothes (in pannis involutum) from the said church.
John de Swaby, aged 34 years, agrees and says that he came on the said Tuesday to Wilughby to redeem a certain distraint of eight cattle made upon him at Swaby by the bailiff of Sir John de Wilughby, knight, and he was in the church when the said John son of Adam received baptism.
John de Somercotes, aged 60 years, agrees and says that he was on the said day at Wilughby in the company of Margaret, prioress of Grenfeld, godmother of the said John son of Adam, and saw him lifted from the sacred font.
William de Asfordby, aged 38 years, agrees and says that he came to Wilughby on Monday before the said feast of St. Bartholomew and stayed there the three following days with one Joan Galiard, at her board (ad mensam suam), and was in the church on the said Tuesday when the said John son of Adam received baptism.
Gilbert Daye, aged 60 years, agrees and says that Robert, his son, was born on the same Tuesday and the said John and Robert are of an age (unius nativitatis).
Richard de Billesby, aged 30 years, agrees and says that on the aforesaid Tuesday he married Alice his wife at Slotheby and came that day through the town of Wilughby, when the said John son of Adam received his baptism.
Robert de Alford, aged 26 years, agrees and says that on the said Tuesday an agreement was made between him and John Jolyf of Wilughby at Wylughby in the said church touching divers trespasses, when the said John son of Adam came there to be baptised.
Philip de Thoresthorp, aged 53 years, agrees and says that on the said Tuesday 20a. arable descended to him by inheritance after the death of John, his uncle, in the said town and on the same day he took seisin thereof.
Thomas de Hatton, aged 36 years, agrees and says that on the said Tuesday he purchased a messuage in Wilughby in fee and on the same day took seisin, and he saw the font in the said church, in which the said John son of Adam had been baptised, washed for the honour of the said John’s body.
Robert Tours, aged 32 years, agrees and says that on the same Tuesday he came with John de Welle, knight, to Wilughby, bearing his sword as his esquire, for John de Welle came as a godfather of the said John son of Adam, and the said Robert Tours saw him lifted from the sacred font.
C. Edw. III. File 132. (6.)
265. JOHN, SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DAUNE.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of John, son of John Daune, who held by knight’s service of the heir of Hugh le Despenser, a minor in the king’s wardship. His lands &c. are in the custody of Guy de Bryan. 24 November, 29 Edward III.
Endorsed by the escheator that he has warned the said Guy.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Proof of age taken at Landmays, 12 January, 29 Edward III.
Thomas Bautrip, aged 60 years, says that the said John son of John was 21 years of age on the feast of St. Barnabas, 27 Edward III, because he was born at Lanmays in the March of Wales on the same feast, 6 Edward III, and baptised in the church of Laniltwit, and this he knows because he, with John Payn, lifted the said John son of John from the sacred font.
William Sugyn, aged 54 years, agrees and says that at that time he was in the service of (stetit cum) the father of the said John, by the assignment of Adam le Galeys, knight.
William le Nerberd, aged 64 years, agrees and says that he was in the church at the baptism.
Henry Grigori, aged 72 years, agrees and says that Robert Daune, uncle of the said John son of John, was in the same week killed in the forest of Dene by Aure.
John Adam, aged 42 years, agrees and says that in the same week in which the said John son of John was born Sibyl, his own mother, died.
William Person, aged 46 years, agrees and says that he was in the church when John Payn and Thomas Bautrip lifted the said John son of John from the sacred font.
William Frankelen, aged 68 years, agrees and says that at that time he was in service with Sir John Crok, rector of Lanmays.
Robert Howel, aged 64 years, agrees and says that he learnt the age of the said John son of John by the report of very many.
Richard le Sumpter, aged 62 years, agrees and says that in the week in which the said John was born John Canty of Coubrug and many other pilgrims were drowned at Dounster as they were going to Santiago.
John Payn, aged 54 years, agrees and says that he, with Thomas Bautrip, lifted the said John son of John from the sacred font.
Otho le Smyth, aged 60 years, agrees and says that at the time the said John son of John was baptised he was present in the church.
John le Spenser, aged 62 years, agrees and says that on Sunday after the said feast of St. Barnabas in the same year in which the said John son of John was born he married Lucy Wilkens.
C. Edw. III. File 132. (7.)
266. JOAN, DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF ROBERT DE THORP.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said Joan, who held by knight’s service of the heirs of Herbert de Sancto Quintino, minors in the king’s wardship. Her lands &c. are in the custody of Richard de Spaygne. 28 February, 29 Edward III.
YORK; LIBERTY OF HOLDERNESS. Proof of age taken at Hedon in Holdernesse, 12 March, 29 Edward III.
Thomas de Lelle, aged 34 years, says that the said Joan was 15 years of age on the day of the Holy Trinity last, and that she was born at Brandesburton within the aforesaid liberty and baptised in the church there by Sir Richard Galmeton, chaplain of the same church; and this he knows because, on Whitsunday in the same year, before the said Joan was born, he was enfeoffed of two bovates of land in Mapilton by gift of his father, and at the time of livery of seisin thereof the life of the mother of the said Joan, then pregnant, was despaired of, and afterwards within a short time he heard that she had been delivered and had the daughter aforesaid. Robert Pilyate was the godfather of the said Joan, and Joan Yole of Brandesburton and Margery de Hornse were her godmothers.
John de Sprotle, aged 40 years, agrees and says that at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist following the birth of the said Joan he had a daughter born, named Alice, who was 15 years of age at the said Nativity last past.
Stephen de Haytfeld, aged 42 years, agrees and says that in the year in which the said Joan was born he had a sister named Isabel married on the same feast of Holy Trinity fifteen years ago.
Hugh Gilt, aged 44 years, agrees and says that in the same year in which the said Joan was born he broke his arm by falling on a horse.
Thomas Ingram, aged 48 years, agrees and says that in the same year he bought a messuage in Hedon, from which time 15 years have elapsed.
John de Vilers, aged 40 years, agrees and says that he was married in the same year.
Robert Frankys, aged 50 years, agrees and says that William his brother died in the same year.
William Kyng, aged 60 years, agrees and says that he had a son born named John in the same year, and he and the said Joan are of an age.
John de Thornton, aged 38 years, agrees and says that in the same year four acres of his land in Otryngham were flooded.
Amand de Flynton, aged 34 years, agrees and says that he bought a croft in the town of Flynton in the same year fifteen years ago.
Stephen de Wylflet, aged 48 years, agrees and says that in the same year he had a house burnt in the town of Dyk.
Robert de Edenhale, aged 38 years, agrees and says that in the same year he married Alice, kinswoman of Uttred de Charleton, who still survives.
Richard de Spaygne was warned to be present, but no one came on his behalf.
C. Edw. III. File 132. (8.)
267. NICHOLAS, SON AND HEIR OF RICHARD DE SONFORD.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said Nicholas, whose lands &c. are in the custody of Robert Corbet of Morton. 24 April, 29 Edward III.
SALOP. Proof of age taken at Sonford, 19 May, 29 Edward III.
Thomas de Wyllaston, aged 54 years, says that the said Nicholas was 21 years of age on the feast of St. Michael last, because he was born at Sonford on the same feast, 7 Edward III, and was baptised the same day in the church there, and this he knows because he lifted the said Nicholas from the sacred font.
John de Pulesdon, aged 52 years, agrees and says that on that day he was in the service of (stetit cum) the father of the said Nicholas.
Peter de Santford, aged 46 years, agrees and says that he was present in the church at the baptism of the said Nicholas.
John de Wothull, aged 64 years, agrees and says that on that day he buried his wife Joan.
Hugh de Mitteneye, aged 43 years, and Henry Gamel, aged 55 years, agree and say that on that day they were at Sonford before the bishop of Chester for the visitation of the said church.
Richard le Clerk, aged 42 years, and Reynold de Charles, aged 45 years, agree and say that on that day they were before the king’s coroner for a misadventure which happened in the said town.
Philip de Willaston, aged 54 years, and Philip de Wyxhale, aged 50 years, agree and say that on that day they were sent by Richard de Sonford, father of the said heir, to Nicholas de Sonford and Thomas de Wylaston to be godfathers of the said heir.
Thomas Cadyrot, aged 47 years, agrees and says that on the day the said Nicholas was baptised his eldest son John was born and baptised in the same church.
Thomas Parrok, aged 55 years, agrees and says that on the day of the birth of the said Nicholas he married Margaret, daughter of John de Neuport.
Robert Corbet was warned to be present, but he came not nor anyone on his behalf.
C. Edw. III. File 132. (9.)
268. RALPH BASSET of Drayton, KINSMAN AND HEIR OF RALPH BASSET of Drayton.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said Ralph, whose lands &c. are in the custody of Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick. 30 April, 29 Edward III.
STAFFORD. Proof of age taken at Waleshale, 8 May, 29 Edward III.
John de Oldynton, aged 50 years and more, says that the said Ralph was 21 years of age on 30 November last, because he was born at Walshale and baptised in the church there on 30 November, 7 Edward III, and this he knows because, on the day of the said Ralph’s birth, he announced the birth to Thomas, then abbot of Hales Oweyn, and that he should come to Walshal to be a godfather of the said Ralph, and the abbot did so.
Clement de Bylleston, aged 54 years and more, agrees and says that on the said day of the birth he was in the service of Thomas de Rous, knight, who also was a godfather of the said Ralph.
Thomas atte Broke, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that his eldest son John was born on the feast of St. Nicholas next after the said Ralph’s birth and he has hitherto reckoned the said John and Ralph to be of an age.
Hugh le Rydare, aged 44 years and more, and Robert de Yolbrugge, aged 50 years, agree and say that on the morrow of the Conception of the Blessed Mary after the birth of the said Ralph they proved the will of John, father of the said Hugh, whose executors they were, and, by the date of the said will they show the truth of the said age.
William le Sweyn, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that at the Purification of the Blessed Mary after the birth of the said Ralph he began his journey to Santiago.
John Lyon, aged 48 years, Thomas atte Chircheyerd, aged 53 years, agree and say that the aforesaid William le Sweyn on Christmas day after the said Ralph’s birth, before he so began his journey, enfeoffed John le Stoke, chaplain, of all his lands &c. in Walshal, and the said John and Thomas were witnesses to the charter, and by the date thereof they show the truth that he is of full age.
Richard Jones, aged 60 years, agrees and says that on Monday after the Epiphany after the said Ralph’s birth he married Alice, daughter of John Sampson.
John de Hurste, aged 50 years, and John in le Grene, aged 60 years, agree and say that on the day of the said Ralph’s birth they were present together and saw him carried to the church of Walshal, baptised there and thence carried back to the manor of Walshale with songs and a great procession of many praising God for the said Ralph’s birth.
Robert Thikkebrom, aged 54 years, agrees and says that Eleanor his wife was … immediately after his birth.
The earl of Warwick was warned to be present, but he came not nor anyone on his behalf.
Endorsed: Let it be put in the bundle of escheats of 29 Edward III, in Part 1.
C. Edw. III. File 132. (10.)
269. THOMAS, SON AND HEIR OF ISABEL BYFLE.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said Thomas, who was born at Norhampton, and baptised in the church of All Saints there, as is said. The said Isabel held by knight’s service of the heir of Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, a minor in the king’s wardship. 26 August, 29 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Proof of age taken at Norhampton, 3 September, 29 Edward III.
The jurors say that the said Thomas was 21 years of age on the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, 28 Edward III.
John de Bukkebrok, aged 56 years, William de Bukkebrok, aged 46 years and more, and John atte Halle, aged 60 years and more, of whom the first says that he was with Thomas de Welton, godfather of the said heir, and was in the church when the said heir was baptised, and during the baptism a hue was raised about prisoners in the gaol of the town of Northampton, and the said John, William and John agree that they ran to the said gaol to resist the said prisoners, and John atte Halle struck one prisoner a bad blow on the arm before he would submit to the king’s peace.
John Golafre, aged 54 years and more, William le Clerk, aged 60 years and more, William de Hakelyngton, aged 46 years and more, Thomas Coteller, aged 60 years and more, agree and say that the north aisle of the church of All Saints, Northampton, fell down (prostrata fuit) at that time and each of them was assessed by their peers of the town at 40d. for the repair of the said aisle.
John Rycher, aged 60 years and more, Peter Glovere, aged 40 years and more, Walter Juyler, aged 60 years and more, William Haddon, aged 40 years and more, and Roger Sprout, aged 50 years and more, agree, and know because a well by Cook Row (juxta ringam cocorum) was repaired at that time when the said heir was baptised, and it is by the churchyard of the said church of All Saints.
C. Edw. III. File 132. (11.)
270. JOHN, SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM JANEKYN, of Sulgrave.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said John. 1 October, 29 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Proof of age taken at Northampton, Friday after St. Martin, 29 Edward III.
The jurors say that the said John was born at Sulgrave and baptised in the church there and that he was of full age on the morrow of St. Michael last.
John Umfrey, aged 50 years and more, says that at the feast of St. Martin after the birth of the said heir he took Helen Janekyn, aunt (amitam) of the said heir, to wife.
Thomas Janekyn, Thomas Bateman, Reynold Proude, John Bernard and Richard Elys, each aged 46 years, agree and say that the church of Sulgrave was destroyed and in course of reconstruction (de novo in apparando) at the time the said heir was baptised, and twenty carts from the town of Sulgrave were at Helmyndene fetching stones for the repair of the said church, and the men of Sulgrave, who were with the said carts, raised a quarrel (contumeliam fecerunt), in which one William Hickys was slain.
William Herdebourgh, aged 55 years and more, agrees and says that he took [to wife] Alice de Newenham, midwife of the said heir, on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross before the said heir’s birth.
John de Wedon, aged 56 years and more, agrees and says that he is a godfather of the said heir, and his wife was at that time pregnant and bore his eldest son within seven days after the said heir’s birth.
John Cherleton, William Wauter, William Muleward and William de Assheby, each of them aged 50 years and more, agree and say that the said heir was born on the morrow of St. Michael following the second autumn after the rainy autumn, in which there was abundant snow and hail.
C. Edw. III. File 132. (12.)
271. ROGER, SON OF JOHN DE SHELVESTRODE.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said Roger, kinsman and heir of Eva de Sancto Johanne, who held by knight’s service of the heir of William de Roos of Hamelak, a minor in the king’s wardship. His lands &c. are in the custody of Philip Daundele. 14 July, 29 Edward III.
SUSSEX. Proof of age taken at Putteworth, 24 July, 29 Edward III.
William Jakeman, aged 40 years, says that the said Roger was born at Lotegarshale and baptised in the church of St. Laurence there, and that Thomas de Camoys, Roger de Loxlye, with Eva, late the wife of Edward de Sancto Johanne, lifted him from the sacred font, and that he was 21 years of age on the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last, having been born on that feast in 8 Edward III; and this he knows because John Jakeman, his father, gave him forty acres of land at ‘la Sparre’ in the parish of Weseburgh by charter of feoffment, dated on the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 8 Edward III.
William de Croftes, aged 60 years, agrees and says that on the morrow of St. John the Baptist, 8 Edward III, he married Katherine his wife, after the said Roger was born.
William de Wephurst, aged 40 years, agrees and says that he had a son named John born at Lotegarshale on the eve of St. John the Baptist, 8 Edward III, before the said Roger was born.
Robert atte Lee, aged 40 years, agrees and says that on the day of SS. Peter and Paul then next following Alice his wife died, and he caused her death to be noted in a great psalter in the church of Lotegarshale, and the date there is 8 Edward III.
William atte Hull and John atte Mull, each aged 40 years, agree and say that at that time there was great quarrel (magna discordia) between them and on the same feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the above year peace was made (reformata) between them and was enrolled in the missal of the said church of Lotegarshale, the date being 8 Edward III.
John de Fyselye and William Shobeham, each of them aged 40 years, agree and say that on Monday after the Nativity of St. John the Baptist when the above peace was made they began their journey to Santiago.
Roger Fullere, aged 50 years, John Crochon, aged 60 years, William Vyncent, aged 40 years, and Richard Bekhagh, aged 50 years, agree and say that at that time they were summoned before the king’s justices of the Bench at Westminster on the quinzaine of St. John the Baptist then following, viz. in 8 Edward III, for an assize of mort d’ancestor touching Sir William la Souche and Richard atte See as to the manor of Stopeham.
Philip Daundele was warned to be present, and on the day was solemnly called, but he came not.
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272. WILLIAM, SON OF JOHN DE GRAMARY.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said William, kinsman and heir of William Gramary, knight. Newcastle on Tyne, 18 January, 29 Edward III.
YORK. Proof of age taken at York, Saturday before the Purification, 30 Edward III.
John Dayvill of Tokwyth, aged 60 years, says that the said William was born at Bekhagh on Thursday the feast of St. Andrew, viz. 30 November, 7 Edward III, and was baptised in the church of St. Richer of Aberford, and that William Gramary, knight, deceased, and Thomas Gramary lifted him from the sacred font, and that he was 22 years of age on 30 November last; and this he knows because, in the same week in which the said William was born, he had a sister dead named Margaret, since which time 22 years have elapsed.
John de Helperby, aged 56 years, agrees and says that in the same month in which the said William was born he was going to York and in falling from his horse (super equum suum) broke his left arm.
Richard Giffoun, aged 70 years, agrees and says that in the same week in which the said William was born he had a daughter named Alice made a nun in the priory of Thikheved.
William Dayvill, aged 42 years, agrees and says that in the same month in which the said William was born he had a brother named Robert made a canon in the priory of Kirkeham.
John Freman, aged 42 years, agrees and says that in the same week in which the said William was born he had a brother named Robert dead and buried.
Roger Chaumberleyn, aged 40 years, agrees and says that in the same month in which the said William was born he was going to York and on the way by misfortune broke his left leg.
Thomas Sif, aged 40 years, agrees and says that in the same year in which the said William was born he had a sister named Alice made a nun in the priory of Apelton.
Thomas, son of Ralph de Tokwyth, aged 41 years, agrees and says that in the same year he had a brother named John made a monk in the abbey of Fountains.
Nicholas Broket, aged 44 years, agrees and says that in the same week in which the said William was born he had a sister die named Joan.
John del Hill of Merston, aged 46 years, agrees and says that in the same year in which the said William was born he had a brother named Robert die at the schools of Oxford.
Roger Walker of Thorp, aged 45 years, agrees and says that in the same year he had a son named John dead at Thorp and buried.
William, son of Hugh de Tokwyth, aged 62 years, agrees and says that in the same year his wife named Margaret died.
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273. EMMA, ONE OF THE DAUGHTERS AND HEIRS OF JOHN DE CANTELO.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Emma, married to Walter du Park, whose lands &c. are in the custody of the said Walter. 4 December, 29 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Proof of age taken at Bath, Saturday before St. Thomas the Apostle, 29 Edward III.
The jurors say that the said Emma was born at Chilton Cauntelow and baptised in the church there on the eve of SS. Simon and Jude, 13 Edward III, and that she is of full age and two years more.
The said Walter came to the taking of the proof and had nothing to say against the livery of the said lands &c.
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274. JOHN DE NOWERS, KINSMAN AND HEIR OF GRACE DE NOERS.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said John, whose lands &c. are in the custody of Henry duke of Lancaster, Geoffrey de Say and Richard Hauden. 3 July, 29 Edward III.
Endorsed by the escheator that he had warned the said duke of Lancaster, Geoffrey and Richard, who did not come.
HERTFORD. Proof of age taken at Aldebury, co. Hertford, Monday the feast of St. Margaret, 29 Edward III.
Robert de Chetyngdon, aged 60 years and more, says that the said John was 21 years of age on Saturday the eve of St. Margaret, 28 Edward III, and this he knows because he married a daughter of John de Bechyngdon, Isabel by name, on the feast of St. Margaret, at Aldebury aforesaid, viz. on 20 July, 7 Edward III, and then he heard how the said John was born there and baptised on the previous day.
William Noers, aged 49 years, agrees and says that he was present in the church when the said John was baptised, and mention of his birth was entered (intitulabatur) in the missal of the same church by John Noers, godfather of the said John, viz. 19 July, 7 Edward III.
Gregory Nercote, aged 50 years, agrees and says that about the feast of St. Margaret, 7 Edward III, he built a new hall, with a soler on the west side thereof, at Aldebury aforesaid and heard at that time among the carpenters how the said John had been born and baptised there on the eve of St. Margaret, viz. 19 July.
Henry Foulere, aged 54 years, agrees and says that the same time the said John was baptised he had a daughter named Joan born of Elizabeth his wife and baptised there immediately after the baptism of the said John. This Joan survives and is now 22 years of age.
Robert, son of John de Chetyngdon, aged 58 years, says that the said John is 22 years of age, and this he knows by the common report and the testimony of trustworthy persons.
Andrew Plaitour, aged 56 years, agrees and says that on Sunday the feast of Holy Trinity, 7 Edward III, he was coming to St. Alban’s from his pilgrimage to Santiago on his way to his own house at Aldebury, and at St. Alban’s there came to him many of his neighbours from Aldebury, and on the following eve of St. Margaret he was a godfather of the said John.
William Crek, aged 44 years, agrees and says that he was present when Agnes, mother of the said John, was churched, viz. on the Assumption following.
John atte Wyke, aged 55 years, agrees and says that Joan his wife was the said John’s nurse from the feast of St. Margaret to the feast of St. Michael following, 7 Edward III.
William Peek, aged 48 years, agrees and says that on the feast of St. Margaret, 7 Edward III, it happened to him at Berkhampstede that he broke his right arm through being hit with a large stone (de magno lapido projecto), and at the same time he heard that Agnes, mother of the said John, had a son born and baptised at Aldebury.
John Knot, aged 50 years, says the said John is 22 years of age and says that he was servant of Grace de Noers when the said John was born at Aldebury, and he heard then how news of the birth was sent to the said Grace.
Henry Annyld, aged 44 years, agrees and says that Eleanor his mother died at the time of the said John’s birth.
William Proude, aged 52 years, agrees and says that he was servant of Agnes, the said John’s mother, in the year the said John was born.
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275. SIMON, SON OF MAUD, ONE OF THE SISTERS OF NICHOLAS LE WALSSH.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said Simon, kinsman and heir of Joan, daughter and heir of the said Nicholas. 20 April, 29 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Proof of age taken at Stokegommere, 15 June, 29 Edward III.
Giles de Barton, aged 60 years and more, says that the said Simon is 21 years of age and more, and this he knows because, on the feast of St. Luke, 7 Edward III, the said Simon was born at Stoke Gommere and baptised in the church there, and William, father of the said Giles, died on the Sunday following, and his death is noted in the calendar of the missal of Stokegommere.
Adam Pavely, aged 50 years, John de Bikenhalre, aged 44 years, and Walter Purchas, aged 52 years, agree and say that on Sunday before St. Luke, viz. next before the said Simon’s birth, Giles de Barton on his bed of sickness made his will, dated 7 Edward III, and appointed them executors, and so by the date thereof the age of the said Simon is manifest to them.
Walter Oliver, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that on the feast of St. Luke, 7 Edward III, the day of the said Simon’s birth and baptism, all the said Walter’s houses at Stokegommere were burnt.
William le Bret, aged 44 years, John de Thorncombe, aged 50 years, John Langham, aged 60 years, Walter Safyn, aged 60 years, Ralph Orchard, aged 50 years, and Henry Pillok, aged 50 years and more, agree and say that they were present at the burning of the houses of the said Walter Oliver and there, trying to save (pro salvacione) the said houses, they took great damage, and afterwards on the feast of St. Luke, 7 Edward III, they were present at the baptism of the said Simon.
Geoffrey atte Yerde, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that after the feast of St. Michael, 2 Edward III, he acquired divers lands &c. in Stokegommere of Gilbert Hywyssh, who afterwards enfeoffed him by his charter dated Sunday before St. Luke, 7 Edward III. The said Geoffrey was present at the baptism of the said Simon.
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276. RICHARD DE THIRLEWAL, late mayor of Berwick on Tweed.
Writ of certiorari to the mayor and bailiffs of Berwick on Tweed to ascertain what land the said Richard held, whether he had ever made forfeit to the king, whether John de Thirlewal, his son, is his heir and whether he has ever made forfeit. 6 February, 29 Edward III.
BERWICK ON TWEED. Inq. taken at Berwick on Tweed before the mayor and bailiffs, Tuesday after the Invention of the Holy Cross, A.D. 1355.
The said Richard died seised of a tenement on Le Nesse of the said town on the east side, between the tenement of Sir Ralph de Neville on the south and the tenement sometime of Simon de Blithe on the north, held of the king by service of 6d. yearly. Neither the said Richard nor the said John, his son and heir, was in any way a delinquent against the king or the kingdom.
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277. EDMUND DE HAUDLO.
Writ, 6 June, 29 Edward III.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Borstalle, Thursday before St. Alban, 29 Edward III.
Acle, Brehull and Borstall. A messuage, two bovates of land, 622a. 3 1/2r. pasture and 115s. 5d. rent.
Bernwode, The office of forester (balliva foresterie).
All held jointly with Alesia his wife, by gift of William de Malmesbury and Robert de Skardebourgh by a fine in the king’s court, of the king in chief by service of the petty serjeanty of keeping the forest of Bernewode and paying 50s. yearly to the steward of the forest and, for the pasture and rent, he used to render 114s. 5d. yearly at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff, but by grant of the king this has been assigned to lady Philippa, Queen of England, and is paid to her.
After the death of John de Haudelo the premises were delivered to the deceased and Alesia by the king’s writ according to the form of the fine; but afterwards by process of court the messuage, two bovates of land and office of forester were taken into the king’s hand until the lawful age of the deceased, and are still in the king’s hand.
Borstall, Musewell, Adyngrave, Acle and Thomele. The manor.
Astclaydon, Botulclaydon, Middelclaydon and Ikford. Twelve tofts, a carucate and 10a. land and 70s. rent.
Held jointly with Alesia his wife, of the gift of the aforesaid William and Geoffrey (sic) by fine, to them and the heirs of Edmund.
Eight and a half houses (astra) and 8 1/2 virgates of land of the manor of Borstall are held of John de Molyns, knight, as of his manor of Brehull according to the custom of that manor and by rendering 5s. yearly for each virgate, which also does five days’ work as does the rest of that holding; the remainder of the manors of Borstall, Acle and Thomele are held of Margaret fitz Elis by fealty and 1d. yearly; the manor of Adyngrave is held of Richard Talbot by service of 2s. yearly; the manor of Musewell is held of Hugh de Plecy by fealty; the lands &c. in Ast Claydon, Botulclaydon, Middelclaydon and Ikford are held of the prince, as of the honour of Wall[ingford], by service of making one appearance (adventum) by the tenant of the lands &c. whence the rent comes, at the view of frank pledge of Queynton.
He died on Monday, 1 June last. Elizabeth and Margaret, his sisters, aged 21 years and 15 years respectively, are his heirs.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Edmund. 10 February, 32 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Lechelade, Tuesday after Ascension day, 32 Edward III.
Colne St. Aylwyny. The manor held of the abbot of St. Peter’s, Gloucester, by service of 13s. 6d. yearly.
Hatherop. The manor held of the abbess of Lacok by service of 2s. yearly.
Wyke. The manor held of the manor of Lechelade by service of 5d. yearly.
These manors Robert de Hildesleye, knight, and Isabel his wife, mother of the deceased, held of his inheritance on the day of the death of the latter for the life of Isabel by virtue of a fine levied in the king’s court.
He died on 1 June, 29 Edward III. Margaret and Elizabeth, his sisters, aged 22 and 16 years respectively, are his heirs.
Writ as above, 10 February, 32 Edward III.
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Oxford, 6 April, 32 Edward III.
Hetyndon. Twenty messuages, two carucates of land and the office of forester (ballivam forestarie) of Shottore and Stowode, held of the king in chief by service of keeping those forests.
Chadelynton. The manor held of Sir John de Lisle by knight’s service.
Shuppenhull. The manor held of Guy Bryan and Elizabeth his wife, of the inheritance of Edward le Despenser by knight’s service.
All the above are held by Robert de Ildesle, knight, and Isabel his wife for the life of the latter as in the last inquisition.
Date of death as above. Heirs as above, aged 23 and 18 years respectively.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Edmund and who has had possession of his lands since his death. 22 November, 30 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. taken at Wy, Thursday after St. Benedict the Abbot, 31 Edward III.
Thremworth, Haudlo and Eanne. Three messuages, 388a. land, 35a. 1r. meadow, 146a. pasture, 84a. underwood, 21l. 3s. 2d. rents of assise, 51s. 7 1/4d. variable rents (redditus mobil’) and 19s. 2 1/2d. from works of. customers and 26s. 8d. profits of court, held of the earl of Gloucester by service of one knight’s fee and three-quarters, rendering to the earl 3s. 3 1/2d. yearly and doing suit at his court every three weeks.
He died on Monday, 1 June, 29 Edward III. Elizabeth and Margaret, his sisters, aged 15 and 21 years respectively, are his heirs.
Robert de Hildeslee, knight, has been in possession of the premises since the death of the said Edmund and received the issues, as of the right of Isabel his wife, mother of the said Edmund, who has an estate for life in the premises by a fine levied in the king’s court.
Writ of certiorari de feodis &c., 20 November, 30 Edward III.
KENT. Extent made at Wy, Thursday after St. Benedict the Abbot, 31 Edward III.
He held no fees in the county.
Crundale. The advowson of the church.
Writ of dedimus potestatem to William de Hauleye, king’s clerk, to admit the guardians of Elizabeth, wife of Edmund de la Pole, knight, one of the sisters and heirs of Edmund de Haudlo, deceased, tenant in chief, a minor, to be present at and agree to the partition of the lands &c. of the late Edmund between Edmund de la Pole and Elizabeth and Gilbert Chastelleyn and Margaret his wife, the other sister and heir, and to receive the pourparty of the said Elizabeth in the name of her and her husband. 20 May, 32 Edward III.
Certificate of William de Hauleye that he has admitted Richard de Graneby and John de Beverle, guardians of the said Elizabeth, or one of them.
Writ of scire facias to the sheriff of Buckingham to warn the above-named Edmund and Elizabeth to be present in the Chancery in the octave of Trinity next at the delivery of the pourparty of Margaret to Gilbert and her, she having proved her age before the escheator in co. Oxford. 1 May, 32 Edward III.
Endorsed that the sheriff has warned them by John James and Hugh Couele.
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278. REYNOLD LE BARTOUR.
Writ missing.
SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Cicestre, 14 November, 29 Edward III.
Walderton. A messuage and a carucate of land held of Adam de Clifton in bondage by service of 13s. 4d. yearly. The said Adam held the premises of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Arundel, for what part thereof the jury know not. Adam de Clifton entered on the premises without process or authority of the court after the death of his ancestor, viz. without doing homage to the king or fealty, as they understand.
Date of death and heir not stated.
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279. JOHN, SON OF HENRY DE RAGHTON.
Writ missing.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Carlisle, Saturday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 29 Edward III.
He held no lands &c. in demesne as of fee of the king in chief nor of others.
He died on Wednesday after the Assumption last. Richard, son of Henry de Raghton, his brother, of full age, is his heir.
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