Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 141

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A. E. Stamp. E. Salisbury. E. G. Atkinson. J. J. O'Reilly, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 141', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 10, Edward III, (London, 1921) pp. 356-383. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol10/pp356-383 [accessed 28 May 2024].

A. E. Stamp. E. Salisbury. E. G. Atkinson. J. J. O'Reilly. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 141", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 10, Edward III, (London, 1921) 356-383. British History Online, accessed May 28, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol10/pp356-383.

Stamp, A. E.. Salisbury, E.. Atkinson, E. G.. O'Reilly, J. J.. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 141", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 10, Edward III, (London, 1921). 356-383. British History Online. Web. 28 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol10/pp356-383.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 141

447. ISABELLA, QUEEN OF ENGLAND.
Writ, 24 August, 32 Edward III.
DORSET. Inq. taken at Dorchestre, Thursday the eve of St. Matthew, 32 Edward III.
Fordyngton. The manor held for life by demise of Edward, prince of Wales and duke of Cornwall, as parcel of that duchy, of the king in chief by knight’s service. The reversion of the manor belongs to the prince.
Date of death not known because she died outside the bailiwick. The king, aged 40 years and more, is her heir. She held no other lands &c. in the county.
Writ, 24 August, 32 Edward III.
HUNTINGDON. Inq. taken at Glatton, Thursday after St. Dunstan, 32 Edward III.
Glatton. The manor with the hamlet of Holm held for life by grant of the king for 2 1/2 knights’ fees. The reversion belongs to Edward, duke of Cornwall, as parcel of his duchy. Richard, earl of Cornwall, held the said manor and hamlet in fee as parcel of that earldom, and after his death Edmund, his son and heir, held them in fee, after whose death they descended to Sir Edward, then king, as his heir, but the countess of Cornwall held them for her life by way of dower.
Queen Isabella held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on Wednesday before St. Bartholomew last.
Writ, 24 August, 32 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. taken at Salisbury, 22 September, 32 Edward III.
Meere. The castle and manor held for life by demise of Sir Edward, prince of Wales and duke of Cornwall, of the said prince, service not specified. The reversion belongs to the prince.
Fasterne, Wotton, Tokkenham, Chelewurthe, Compton, Wynterburne, Woderewe and Myrgheden. The manors held for life in dower, tenures not known.
She held no other lands in the county.
She died at Hertford on 23 August last. The king is her heir.
HEREFORD, SALOP AND THE MARCH OF WALES. Inq. taken at Haverford, 29 March, 33 Edward III, by a jury of freeholders in demesne of that place.
WALES. Haverford. The castle, town and lordship held for life of Edward, prince of Wales, who had the same by gift of the king to hold by service of three knights’ fees.
She died on Wednesday before St. Bartholomew, 32 Edward III. Sir Edward, now king of England, of full age, is her heir.
Writ, 26 August, 32 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Lincoln, Tuesday after the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 32 Edward III.
Malberthorp. The manor, with wreck of the sea &c. there and at Thedelthorp, Foulesthorp and Hotoft (extent given), and the advowson of the church of St. Mary, Malberthorp, held for life of William de Monte Acuto, late (sic) earl of Salisbury.
Hermeston. 7s. yearly rent and the advowson of the church held of the same earl.
The reversions all belong to the same earl by the king’s gift. The premises are held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee, with other lands &c. elsewhere.
She died on 22 August last. Heir as above.
Writ, 26 August, 32 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Kassinglond, 22 September, 32 Edward III.
Kassinglond. The manor (extent given), including a fair after the feast of St. Edmund the King and the services &c. of Thomas, son of John de Ketelbergh, tenant of the manor of Framesden; held for life of William de Monte Acuto, late (sic) earl of Salisbury, to whom the reversion belongs by the king’s gift, of the king in chief by service of one knight’s fee, with other lands &c. elsewhere.
Date of death as last above. The king, her son, of full age, is her heir.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Kenynghale, 19 September, 32 Edward III.
Kenynghale. The manor (extent given), including a fishery, a wind-mill, a fair on the feast of the Translation of St. Thomas and a leet about the feast of All Saints, with the hundred of Gyldecros thereto belonging held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee, held for life of William de Monte Acuto, late earl of Salisbury, to whom the reversion belongs by the king’s gift. There is a park, worth 5 marks, from which the parker receives 60s. 10d. a year by gift of the deceased.
Date of death and heir as above.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Lenne Episcopi, 25 September, 32 Edward III.
Rysingge. The castle and manor (extent given), including 100a. of marsh, a chace the pasture of which is worth nothing from the number of wild beasts, a leet about the feast of All Saints and the court of the water of Wygenale, 5 water-mills and a rent of 15 quarters of salt, held for life of the king in chief, service not known; the reversion belongs to Edward, prince of Wales, by the king’s grant.
Lenne Episcopi. A part of the ‘Tolbothe’ held for life, viz. a fourth part of the profits belonging to the lordship of Monhalt, that is to say to the castle and manor of Rysingge, whereof the reversion belongs to the prince of Wales, and a sixth part of another fourth part and a third part of two parts of the same fourth part, held of the king’s grant, whereof the reversion belongs to the king. Also a moiety of the profit of the ‘Tolbothe’ called ‘Lovecop’ belonging to the castle and manor of Rysingge the reversion of which belongs to the prince of Wales; and a third part and a twentieth part of the other moiety of the same profit, held of the king’s grant, the reversion whereof belongs to the king. Also a fourth part of a profit of the same ‘Tolbothe’ called ‘le Tronage’ belonging to the above castle and manor, whereof the reversion belongs to the prince, and a sixth part of another fourth part and a third part of two parts of the same fourth part, held of the king’s grant, the reversion whereof belongs to the king; also a moiety and a third part and a twentieth part of the other moiety of a profit of the same ‘Tolbothe’ called ‘Mesures’ held in the same way as the corresponding portions of ‘Lovecop’ respectively; also two houses belonging to the ‘Tolbothe’ held for life with reversion to the king and prince.
Snetisham. The manor (extent given), including herbage in le Dam, marshes called ‘Southordwyk,’ ‘le Middelhordwyk’ and ‘le Northordwyk,’ and a market place with a fair (nundinis) at the feast of SS. Peter and Paul, and a leet about the feast of St. Andrew; held of the king in chief, service not known.
Ayllesham. The manor (extent given), including a market on Saturday, a fishery and a fair at Michaelmas, and two leets at St. Peter’s Chains and Michaelmas; held for life of the king in chief, service not known.
Fakenham. The manor held for life of the king in chief, to whom the reversion belongs; service not specified.
Smethdone. The hundred, which belongs to the manor of Snytesham.
Norterpingham and Souterpyngham. The hundreds, held for life, the reversions whereof belong to the king.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 24 August, 32 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. taken at Derby, 6 September, 32 Edward III.
Walton on Trent. The manor (extent given), including an enclosed several wood, a fishery, and the advowson of the church held for life of Sir Edward, prince of Wales, as of the honour of Chester, services not known. The reversion belongs to William, son and heir of Sir Henry de Ferrariis, by the king’s grant to him and his heirs male.
Date of death as above. Heir as above, aged 30 years and more.
Writ, 24 August, 32 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. taken at Ednynghale, Thursday after St. Barnabas, 33 Edward III.
Walton on Trent. The manor (extent given) and advowson as above, held for life of Sir Edward, prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, as of the honour of Chester, by service of half a knight’s fee, and the reversion belongs to the prince as parcel of his manor of Cheilesmor, co. Warwick, by the king’s grant.
Date of death and heir, aged 40 years and more, as above.
Repyndon. A fifteenth part of the manor, in which there is no demesne, but only 53s. 4d. rent of free tenants, held for life of Sir Edward, prince of Wales, &c., as of the honour of Chester, services not known; the reversion belongs to the prince by the king’s grant.
(A second copy of this inquisition has been found and added to the file.)
Writ of certiorari as to knights’ fees and advowsons. 26 November, 32 Edward III.
SALOP AND THE MARCH OF WALES. Extent made at Mohaud, Thursday after St. Scholastica, 33 Edward III.
WALES. Mold (de Monte Alto). The advowson of the church held for life, the reversion belonging to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and his heirs by the king’s charter.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (1.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 14. (11.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 119. (1 and 1d.)
448. WILLIAM, SON OF WILLIAM BOLLOK or BOULLOK, and JOHN, SON OF WILLIAM STEPYNG.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the ages of the said William and John, kinsmen and heirs of Henry Fitz Johan. 8 December, 31 Edward III.
BUCKINGHAM. Proof of age taken at Wenge, Monday after Ascension Day, 32 Edward III.
Thomas le Botiler, aged 60 years and more, says that the said William Boullok and John Stepyng were 21 years old on the feast of St. Matthew last, having been born at Edlesburgh and baptized in the church there on that feast, William Boullok in the 14th year and John Stepyng in the 13th year of the present king, and that the day of their birth is entered in the missal of the church.
Nicholas Fitz Hue, aged 34 years, agrees and says that he had a son John, born at the feast of St. Hillary after the birth of John de Stepyng.
John Fitz John, aged 40 years and more, and Richard Jarcumpvile. aged 60 years and more, agree and say that they were bailiffs of the honour of Walingford, for which they accounted at Michaelmas after the birth of the said William and John, and by the date of their acquittances they know that William and John are of full age.
Matthew ate Thee (?), aged 60 years, and Henry ate Weld, aged 62 years, agree and say that they were auditors of the account of the last two.
William West, aged 43 years, and John ate Hyde, aged 41 years, agree and say that at the feast of St. Peter’s Chair next after the birth of the said William and John, Richard le Taylour was killed at Edlesburgh, by reason of whose death they were there before the coroner.
William Segham, aged 43 years, and John Kempe, aged 38 years and more, agree and say that they were godfathers of the said William and John when they were baptized in the church of Edlesburgh.
John Meryton, aged 40 years, and Hugh de Welford, aged 42 years, agree and say that they purchased together a messuage and a carucate of land in Edlesburgh at Easter after the birth of the said William and John, for which they shew their charter.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (2.)
449. MARGARET, DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF RALPH DE ABBEHALE.
Writ de etate probanda on the petition of Laurence Greyndore, who has married the said Margaret. 12 October, 32 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Proof of age made at Abbehale, 26 October, 32 Edward III.
The jury, each man being 40 years of age and more, say that she was born at Abbehale and baptized in the church there on Friday before Easter, 15 Edward III, so that she was 17 years of age and more on 4 May last.
Writ to the escheator to enquire whether the infant, whereof Isabel, late the wife of Ralph de Abbehale, was pregnant at the time of her said husband’s death as found by his inquisition, was born &c. 12 October, 32 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Abbehale, 26 October, 32 Edward III.
The said Isabel bore a daughter, Helen, who died on the fourteenth day after her birth.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (3.)
450. THOMAS ACHARD, KINSMAN AND ONE OF THE HEIRS OF JOHN DE KNOVILL.
Writ de etate probanda on the petition of the said Thomas, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of William de Luscote. 28 April, 32 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Proof of age taken at Jevele, Friday before Whitsunday, 32 Edward III.
William Welde, aged 67 years and more, says that the said Thomas was born at Pukynton on the feast of St. John the Evangelist and baptized in the church there, and the said William was present with Peter Achard the father, who gave him half a salted buck as a memorial of the age of his son.
John Ledrede, aged 63 years and more, agrees and says that he was present with William Welde at the baptism on the feast of St. John the Evangelist, 10 Edward III, and Peter Achard gave him a stag’s hide (coreum cervinium) in memory.
Roger Warmwell, aged 48 years, John Huchones, aged 43 years, Thomas le Monk, aged 64 years, John Forster, aged 49 years, William Wason, aged 52 years, and John Sampson, aged 49 years, agree and say that they were present at the baptism and that Sir John de Urtiaco, then lord of Cory Ryvel, brought against them a writ of trespass returnable the quinzaine of Hilary, 10 Edward III, next after the birth, for which, at the request of Peter Achard the father, he gave them a release on the day of the birth and baptism, and by the date of the release they know the age.
William Doo, aged 44 years and more, Edmund Manyel, aged 57 years and more, and John Prikk, aged 52 years and more, agree and say that they were executors of John Manyel, father of Edmund, who died on the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle before the said birth; they were also present at the baptism, and so by the date of the will of John Manyel they know the age of the said Thomas Achard.
John Flemyng, aged 58 years and more, agrees and says that at the time of the birth he was beneficed clerk (clericus beneficiarius) in the church of Pukynton and was present at the baptism, and at the request of Peter Achard he wrote the day of the birth in the kalendar of a psalter of the church.
The escheator warned William de Luscote to be present, but he came not nor sent anyone in his place.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (4.)
451. WILLIAM, BROTHER AND HEIR OF NEAL, SON OF WILLIAM BOUET.
Writ de etate probanda on petition of the said William, whose lands are in the custody of Michael de Ponynges. 8 February, 32 Edward III.
SUSSEX. Proof of age taken at Stenyngg, Monday the morrow of the Annunciation, 32 Edward III.
Stephen Wolgar, aged 40 years, says that the said William is 22 years of age, having been born at Woppyngthorn in the parish of Stenyngg on Thursday the feast of the Annunciation, 10 Edward III, and baptized in the church of St. Andrew, Stenyngg, on the same day; and that Robert Gervays, William atte Welle and Elizabeth de Wodemannecote lifted him from the sacred font. This he knows because William, his own son, was born and baptized in the same church on the same day.
John Piper, aged 60 years, agrees and says that he married Joan, daughter of William de Lychepole, in the church of Stenyngg on Monday after the birth of the said William.
Thurstan Vesk, aged 50 years, agrees and says that William Bouet, the father, granted him for life a yearly rent of 20s. from his land in Wappyngthorn by an indenture dated at Stenyngg on Monday after the Annunciation, 10 Edward III.
William atte Lowe, aged 36 years, agrees and says that William atte Lowe, his father, died at Stenyngg on Sunday after the Annunciation, 10 Edward III, and the day of his death is written in the missal of the church of Stenyngg.
William Batte, aged 40 years, agrees and says that Richard his son became a monk in the priory of la Sele on the day on which Joan, mother of the aforesaid William, was churched.
John de Aylesham, aged 36 years, agrees and says that there was a quarrel between him and William Bouet the father, and peace was restored between them on the day William the son was born.
John Weston, aged 50 years, and William Ede, aged 40 years, agree and say that on the sixth day from the birth of the said William they both started on their way to Santiago, to wit in 10 Edward III.
Adam Poyntel, aged 36 years, agrees and says that within a month from the birth of the said William he married Joan, daughter of William de Penbrugg, to wit in 10 Edward III.
Walter Smyth, aged 40 years, and Robert Roberd, aged 36 years, agree and say that they were summoned with others to a delivery of the gaol of Guldeford, and on their return thence they were at dinner with William Bouet the father on the day on which Joan the mother was churched.
John Beneit, aged 40 years, agrees and says that Robert his son was presented to the vicarage of Stenyngg within a fortnight of the birth of the said William.
The escheator warned Michael de Ponyngges to be present, but he came not nor sent anyone in his place.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (5.)
452. MARGARET, SISTER AND ONE OF THE HEIRS OF EDMUND DE HAUDLO.
Writ de etate probanda on the petition of the said Margaret and Gilbert Chastelleyn, her husband, who seek her pourparty of the lands late of Edmund her brother. 1 March, 32 Edward III.
OXFORD. Proof of age made at Oxford, 6 April, 32 Edward III.
John de Hynton, aged 60 years, says that the said Margaret was 23 years of age on Tuesday before the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 31 Edward III, and he knows this because his son Thomas is of the same age and is now a monk at the abbey of Bruer. The said Margaret was born at Bekkeleye on Tuesday before the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 8 Edward III, and baptized in the church of the same town.
John de Wytefeld, aged 40 years, agrees and says that he was present at the feast (prandium) at the baptism.
William Frethorn, aged 36 years, agrees and says that his brother Thomas was buried on Monday before the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 8 Edward III, and the said Margaret was born and baptized on Tuesday the morrow of that Monday.
Walter de Barton, aged 50 years, agrees and says that on Sunday before the Tuesday of the said Margaret’s birth he married Maud, daughter of William Shoufe.
Walter de Compton, aged 38 years, agrees and says that he was living at Bekkeleye with John de Haudlo, father of the said Margaret, on the day she was baptized.
William Martyn, aged 43 years, agrees and says that he was present at the baptism with the prioress of Stodeleye, a godmother.
John Dustlyng, John le Hunte, Ralph Staunford, Henry Thurborn, Robert Gamage and Henry Horncastell agree.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (6.)
453. THOMAS DE ROOS, BROTHER AND HEIR OF WILLIAM DE ROOS, of Hamelak.
Writ de etate probanda, 12 May, 32 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Proof of age made at Bolewyk, Thursday the feast of Corpus Christi, 32 Edward III.
John Hunte of Stoke Daubeney, aged 36 years, says that the said Thomas was born in the manor of Stoke Daubeney and baptized in the parish church of that town and was 21 years of age on the feast of St. Hilary last, and he knows this because the day and year of the birth are written in a book in the church.
Thomas Hayward of Stoke Daubeney, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he knows because one Henry Beler of Stoke Daubeney is younger than the said Thomas de Roos and was in the wardship of the lady Margery, mother of the said Thomas, and proved his age at her court of Stoke Daubeney on the feast of Hilary last and was admitted to all his lands.
Walter son of Payn, aged 40 years, agrees and says that the day and year of the birth are written in the priory of Belvoir (de Belvero), which writing he has many times seen.
John Muriel of Stoke Daubeney, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he knows for the same reason as Thomas Hayward.
Thomas Wayte, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he knows by the date of the charter of certain tenements which he acquired at the time the said Thomas was born.
Robert Award, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that his father died on the day the said Thomas was born.
William Fraunceys, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he was in the service of (stetit cum) William de Roos, the father, and has the day and year of the birth of all his sons and daughters.
William Assewelle, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he was present at an inquisition after the death of William de Roos, brother of the said Thomas, taken in the county of Nottingham, where it was found that the said Thomas was 15 years of age on the feast of St. Hillary, 26 Edward III.
William de Colevile, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he knows for the same reason as John Hunte.
Robert Brounknave of Stoke Daubeney, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he knows for the same reason as Thomas Hayward.
Robert U(?)rraymet, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he knows for the same reason as John Hunte.
Symon de Overton, aged 36 years, agrees and says that he knows for the same reason as Thomas Hayward.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (7.)
454. JOHN, SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE SEYMOR.
Writ de etate probanda, 22 February, 32 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Proof of age taken at Briklesworth, 24 March, 32 Edward III.
John Barry, aged 50 years and more, says that the said John was 21 years of age and more on the feast of the Epiphany last, having been born at Herdewyk and baptized in the church there on the feast of the Epiphany, 10 Edward III, and he knows this because the name and day of birth of the said heir were written in the missal of the said church, because he was the first born son of his father.
Nicholas Hayward, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that he has a son named John, who was born at the feast of Hilary after the birth of the said heir, and he knows by his age.
John de Herdewyk, aged 60 years, agrees and says that he was bailiff of John de Seymor, the father, at Herdewyk and accounted at Michaelmas after the birth of the heir, and by the date of his acquittance he knows the age of the heir.
Thomas Warde, aged 50 years, agrees and says that he was auditor of the account of the last named.
Simon de Herdewyk, aged 48 years, agrees and says that on the feast of St. Peter’s Chair next after the birth of the heir one Richard le Tailour was killed at Briklesworth, by reason of which misadventure he, Simon, was there before the coroner.
John Cok, aged 60 years, agrees and says that one Robert Brid was indicted for the death of the aforesaid Richard and thereupon was taken and hanged at Northampton for this felony about the feast of St. James the Apostle after the birth of the said heir.
William Yonge, aged 44 years, and John Nichol, aged 50 years, agree and say that they were godfathers of the said heir.
Thomas Walter, aged 48 years, and Thomas Gybon, aged 50 years, agree and say that John de Seymor, the father, purchased a messuage and a carucate of land in Herdewyk at Easter after the birth of the said heir of one John de Herdewyk, and they were witnesses named in the charter thereof.
William Hunte, aged 46 years, and Richard le Shephirde, aged 44 years, agree and say that at the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Mary after the birth of the said heir they began their journey to Santiago.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (8.)
455. RICHARD, SON AND HEIR OF EDMUND DE POLHAMPTON.
Writ de etate probanda on the petition of the said Richard, the lands of whose inheritance are in the hands of Edmund Chelreye, Thomas Paynel and Emeline, late the wife of Edmund de Polhampton. 8 October, 32 Edward III.
BERKS. Proof of age made at Baladeston, 19 October, 32 Edward III.
John Ailgar, aged 40 years and more, says that the said Richard was 22 years of age on Thursday before the Nativity of the Blessed Mary last, having been born at Baladeston on Thursday before the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 10 Edward III, and baptized in the church of Kentebury, and he, John Ailgar, was present that day in the church to hear mass with Edmund de Polhampton the father.
Henry Noreys, aged 60 years, agrees and says that Robert Wantyng, now vicar of Kentebury, was inducted that year a month before the said time.
Adam Briend, aged 44 years, agrees and says that he was with Sir Robert de Hungerford at Kentebury for the assistance of Robert the vicar, as there was an action at law between him and a strange clerk presented to the church by the prioress of Ambresbury.
Alexander atte Hull, aged 80 years, agrees and says that he was at the time with Edmund de Polhampton, the father, as woodward of the wood at la Hulle in his lordship of Baladeston.
William Lydeyerd, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he married Joan de Sandon in the church of Kentebury on the same day as the said Richard was baptized there.
William Cobbe, aged 60 years, agrees and says that at that time he was bailiff of Sir Robert de Hungerford at Templeton in the parish of Kentebury and was on the same day at dinner with the aforesaid Robert, the vicar, who told him that he was godfather of the said Richard.
John Helm, John Diegher, John Cherlford, John Farman, John Hebbe and John Cademan agree.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (9.)
456. WILLIAM, SON AND HEIR OF RICHARD DE ROS.
Writ de etate probanda on the petition of the said William, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Isabella the king’s daughter. 31 January, 32 Edward III.
YORK; LIBERTY OF HOLDERNESS. Proof of age taken at Aldeburgh, 7 March, 32 Edward III.
Gerard de Grymston, aged 50 years and more, says that the said William was 21 years of age and more on the feast of St. Valentine last, having been born at Ryngburgh and baptized in the church of Aldeburgh on 14 February, 10 Edward III. This he knows because on the day of the baptism Henry, then vicar of the church of Aldeburgh, caused the name and the day of birth of the said heir to be entered in the missal of the church.
John de Goushull, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that on Monday after the birth of the said William he had a son born named John.
John de Sprotle, aged 58 years and more, agrees and says that at Easter after the birth of the said William he began his journey to Canterbury on pilgrimage by reason of his devotion to St. Thomas the Martyr, having made a vow on the occasion of an illness.
Walter de Flynton, aged 48 years and more, agrees and says that he was in the company of the aforesaid John on his way to Canterbury.
Thomas de Mapelton, aged 50 years, and William Kyng, aged 60 years, agree and say that at the birth of the said William, at the request of Richard his father, they were his godfathers.
Walter de Faucumbergh, aged 46 years, and John de Cotum, aged 50 years, agree and say that they were bound together to Richard de Ros, the father, under the Statute Merchant in 100 marks at Christmas before the birth of the said heir to be paid at Easter following, which payment they faithfully made, and by the date of their acquittance they are sure (recolunt) that he is of full age.
Robert Frankish, aged 60 years, and John de Siglesthorn, aged 50 years, agree and say that at the feast of St. Peter’s Chair after the birth of the said William one Robert Broun was killed at Aldeburgh and they were present before the coroner at the inquest.
Amand de Flynton, aged 50 years, and Hugh Gild, aged 48 years, agree and say that the aforesaid Robert Frankysh purchased a messuage and a carucate of land in Lelle about the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Mary before the birth of the said William from one John de Lelle, and they were witnesses named in the charter thereof, by the date of which they know that the said William is of full age.
The escheator gave notice to Isabella the king’s daughter, who came by John de Veer, her attorney, and made no objection.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (10.)
457. WILLIAM, SON AND HEIR OF HUGH DE ULRAM.
Writ de etate, probanda, 4 May, 32 Edward III.
YORK; LIBERTY OF HOLDERNESS. Proof of age taken at Elstanwyk, 12 June, 32 Edward III.
John de Goushull, aged 50 years and more, says that the said William was 21 years of age and more at Christmas last, having been born at Ulram and baptized in the church of Skipse on Christmas day, 10 Edward III. He knows this because he has a son John born about the same Christmas and before the birth of the said William.
Walter de Faucumberge of Wythornewik, aged 48 years and more, agrees and says that at the time of the birth of the said heir he was in service with Hugh the father.
Thomas de Grymston, aged 50 years, agrees and says that the day and year of the birth were entered in the missal of the church of Skipse, because the said William was the firstborn son of the said Hugh.
Richard de Goushull, aged 46 years, agrees and says that at the feast of the Purification after the birth of the said William he began his journey to Santiago on pilgrimage.
Thomas Yngram of Wyveton, aged 50 years, agrees and says that he was in the company of the last named on his way to Santiago.
William Kyng, aged 60 years, agrees and says that John his brother was killed at Wyveton on the feast of the Epiphany after the birth of the said heir.
William le Clerk of Beford, aged 44 years, and William Breoton, aged 48 years, agree and say that they were godfathers of the said William at the request of his father Hugh.
John de Cotum, aged 50 years, John Colmon, aged 46 years, and Amand de Flinton, aged 44 years, agree and say that Hugh, the father, purchased a messuage and two bovates of land in Ulram on the feast of the Circumcision after the birth of the said heir, and they were witnesses named in the charter thereof made by one John le Taillour, by the date of which they shew that he is of full age.
John de Thorneton, aged 43 years and more, agrees.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (11.)
458. ELIZABETH, SISTER AND ONE OF THE HEIRS OF EDMUND DE HAUDLO.
Writ de etate probanda on the petition of Edmund de la Pole, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, sister and one of the heirs of Edmund de Haudlo, the lands of whose pourparty are in the custody of Gilbert Chasteleyn. 12 March, 32 Edward III.
WILTS. Proof of age made at Colingbourn, 13 April, 32 Edward III.
William de Wyke, aged 44 years, says that she was 18 years of age on 5 June, to wit the feast of St. Boniface last, having been born at Wotton on the feast of St. Boniface, 13 Edward III, and baptized in the church there. He was there with William de Wyke his father, at the invitation of Anastasia de Bilkemoor, cousin of the said Elizabeth.
John Flory, aged 60 years, agrees and says that he was with Henry Sturmy, late keeper of the forest of Savernak, at Wotton on St. Boniface day, 13 Edward III, to take an inquisition about a trespass in that forest, and the said Elizabeth was born there that day and baptized.
William Chamberleyn, aged 50 years, agrees and says that Cecily, his mother, was buried at Rammesbury on the morrow of St. Boniface and the said Elizabeth was born at Wotton on St. Boniface’ day in the same year; he was present, but would not stay for the feast (prandium) on account of his mother’s burial.
Walter Littelcote, aged 43 years, agrees and says that he married Agnes, his daughter, to John de Pleystow on the feast of St. Boniface, 13 Edward III, on which day the said Elizabeth was born and baptized at Wotton, and William de Lavynton, chaplain, who baptized her, was at the feast with him that day and told him about the baptism.
James Leir, John Homedieu, John Farman, Ellis Heynes, William Taillour, John atte Merssh, Ralph Mareschall and John Malweyn agree.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (12.)
459. JOHN, SON AND HEIR OF ROBERT DE FRETHEBY, knight, and AGNES HIS WIFE, AND KINSMAN AND HEIR OF WALTER DE HOUBY.
Writ de etate probanda, 8 October, 32 Edward III.
YORK. Proof of age taken at York, Tuesday before St. Thomas the Apostle, 32 Edward III.
John de Levenyng, aged 56 years, says that the said John was born at Edelthorp on the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 9 Edward III, and baptized in the church of Wyvestowe by Edelthorp, and that John de Craukom and John Wodecok lifted him from the sacred font, and that he was 23 years of age on the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last. He knows this because in the same month in which John de Fretheby was born he went to Scotland with Sir John de Melsa, knight, and that is 23 years ago and more.
John del Grene of Seteryngton, aged 57 years, agrees and says that in the same week in which John de Fretheby was born he had a son William by name accidentally drowned in the river Derewent, and that is 23 years ago and more.
Robert Wascelyn, aged 42 years, agrees and says that in the same month in which the said John was born he had a brother named John made a canon in the priory of Kirkham, and that is 23 years ago and more.
William de Lillyng, aged 44 years, agrees and says that in the same week in which the said John was born he married Elizabeth his wife, now dead, and that is 23 years ago and more.
John de Fryston, aged 46 years, agrees and says that in the same month in which the said John was born he had a sister Joan married to William de Halsham, and that is 23 years ago and more.
Thomas Wascelyn, aged 42 years, agrees and says that in the same year in which the said John was born he had a sister named Alice made a nun in the priory of Watton.
Richard de Santon, aged 44 years, agrees and says that in the same month in which the said John was born he had a daughter, Joan by name, born.
Thomas de Naulton, aged 46 years, agrees and says that in the same month in which the said John was born he had a brother, Richard by name, married to Alice, daughter of John Wascelyn.
Richard Wascelyn, aged 42 years, agrees and says that in the same month in which the said John was born he fell from his horse and by misfortune broke his left arm.
Thomas de Foxholes, aged 50 years, agrees and says that in the same week in which the said John was born Maud his wife died.
Robert de Levenyng, aged 52 years, agrees and says that in the month of August after the birth of the said John he had a son, John by name, made a canon in the priory of Malton.
Thomas de Fymmere, aged 42 years, agrees and says that in the same month in which the said John was born his daughter, Alice by name, died and was buried in the churchyard of Aclum.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (13.)
460. WILLIAM NORTHWODE of Watton or WILLIAM DE NORWOD.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said William and who has had possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 6 May, 32 Edward III.
HERTFORD. Inq. taken at Watton atte Stone, 1 June, 32 Edward III.
Watton. A messuage and 20a. land, whereof the messuage and 15a. are held of the king in chief as parcel of the manor of Watton, which manor is held of the king in chief by service of finding an archer in the king’s army in Wales at the king’s costs for forty days, and the other 5a. are held of John Bardolf, knight, service not known.
He died about Whitsuntide, 26 Edward III. Samson his son, aged 26 years, is his heir.
The escheator has been in possession since his death and has well and truly charged himself with the issues in the king’s Exchequer.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (14.)
461. RICHARD HODY.
Writ, 20 June, 32 Edward III.
DEVON. Inq. taken at Exeter, Tuesday before St. Peter’s Chains, 32 Edward III.
West Raddon. The manor held for life by demise of James de Audelee, knight, to be held of Hugh de Nywehall and Philip de la Wode, chaplains, to whom the said James granted the reversion, and to whom the said Richard attorned: they hold the manor of Sir Lionel, earl of Ulster, as of his manor of Merswodeval, and Sir Lionel holds of the prince in chief as of his honour of Launceston Castle by knight’s service.
The said Richard died on Monday, Christmas day last. Thomas Hody his son, aged 15 years and more, is his heir.
Writ of dedimus potestatem to John de Delves to receive the attorneys of Hugh de Nywehalle, on whose behalf it is represented that the manor of West Raddon, late of Richard Hody and taken into the king’s hand on his death as being held of the manor of Mersshwode, co. Dorset, which is in the king’s hand, ought to belong to him, he being too feeble (impotens sui ipsius) to come to Westminster to sue his right. 30 November, 32 Edward III.
Endorsed by the said John that he has gone to Hugh and received Robert Hacche and Thomas de Webb[el]ey as his attorneys.
(Filed with this inquisition is the following.)
Commission of certiorari to Robert de Hadham and Simon de Percy to inquire as to divers custodies of lands and marriages of heirs in co. Devon, which ought to belong to the king and are concealed from him and in the possession of others. 15 May, 32 Edward III.
DEVON. Inq. taken at West Raddon, Monday the feast of St. Barnabas, 32 Edward III.
Richard Hody died seised in demesne as of fee simple of the manor of West Raddon, which he held by knight’s service of the manor of Mersshwode, co. Dorset, which is in the king’s hand by the death of Ela, late the wife of Robert son of Payn, who held the said manor of Mersshwode of the king in chief as of the crown of England by knight’s service jointly with Robert her husband, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to Sir Lionel, the king’s son, earl of Ulster.
Richard Hody died on Monday, Christmas day last. Thomas his son, aged 14 years, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (15.)
462. WILLIAM BAILLOUR.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said William and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 26 November, 32 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, 16 December, 32 Edward III.
Carleton in Balne. A messuage, 8a. land and 1/2a. meadow held by the king’s charter of the king in chief as parcel of the manor of Carleton, by service of a three-hundredth part of a knight’s fee; 22 1/2a. land of the waste of Carleton held of Miles de Stapelton, knight, by fealty and by service of rendering 7s. 6d. yearly; 22 1/2a. land of the same waste held jointly with Amice his wife, who survives, of the same Miles by fealty and by service of 7s. 6d. yearly.
He had no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 30 April, 30 Edward III. John Baillour his son, aged 46 years and more, is his heir.
Since his death William de Nessefeld, the escheator, has been in possession of the lands held of the king in chief, and the aforesaid John Baillour and Amice of the other lands.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (16.)
463. ROBERT DE SAPERTON.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Robert, who held of the heir of Edmund, earl of Kent, tenant in chief, lately a minor in the king’s wardship, and as to who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 28 November, 32 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Folkyngham, Saturday after the Epiphany, 32 Edward III.
Westby and Billesfeld. A messuage and a bovate of land held of Margaret, late countess of Kent, by knight’s service.
Pikworth. A moiety of the manor held of the same Margaret by knight’s service.
He died on Monday before St. Laurence, 23 Edward III. John his son, aged 12 years, is his heir.
Since his death the aforesaid countess and John Lovet have been in possession of his lands by reason of the wardship of the heir, the countess for half a year after the death and John Lovet since.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (17.)
464. WILLIAM DE WETYNGTON, knight.
Writ of certiorari after the death of the said William, whose lands had been taken into the king’s hand by reason of his outlawry. 23 October, 32 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Kempeleye, Tuesday after St. Katherine, 32 Edward III.
Paunteleye. The manor was taken into the king’s hand by the escheator by reason of the outlawry of the said William, who was outlawed in London on Monday the feast of St. Gregory, 32 Edward III, at the suit of William de Southam, clerk, on a plea of debt. He held the manor at the time of his death jointly with Joan his wife, who survives, by a fine levied in the king’s court. It is held of the honour of Clyfford.
He died on Saturday after St. Gregory, 32 Edward III. William de Wetyngton his son, aged 23 years, is his heir.
HEREFORD. Inq. taken at Markle, Wednesday after St. Katherine, 32 Edward III.
Solers Hope. The manor was taken into the king’s hand &c. as in the last inquisition. He held it jointly with Joan his wife, who survives, of John Gyffard.
Date of death as above. Heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (18.)
465. WILLIAM, SON OF RICHARD LE MOLYNEUX of Sefton.
Writ to the duke of Lancaster or his chancellor or deputy in the duchy, 14 December, 32 Edward III.
(Endorsed.) Henry, duke of Lancaster, replies thus:—
By virtue of this writ I have bidden my escheator in the duchy aforesaid to seize the lands and tenements contained in the writ into the king’s hand and take an inquisition according to the tenor of the said writ, which inquisition I send you sewn to the said writ.
[LANCASTER.] Inq. taken at Preston, 31 July, 33 Edward III, before Geoffrey de Wrightynton, escheator of the duke of Lancaster.
Layrbrek. He had no other lands &c. except this manor, which the aforesaid Richard gave to William his son and Joan, daughter of Robert de Holande of Eukeston, and the heirs male begotten between them, to hold of him by service of 1d. yearly and the foreign service due to the chief lord, viz. to the heir of William de Coucy 7 1/2d. yearly at Midsummer for castle guard and suit of the court of Wyresdale held in common at Tobirtwheit every three weeks. The manor is held of the lordship late of William de Coucy by knight’s service, to wit homage and fealty and other services pertaining to knight’s service.
The deceased died in parts beyond the sea at Chateauneuf en Thimerais (Castrum Noef in Tymer’) and, as the jury understand, on Monday after St. Michael, 32 Edward III. William his son, aged 12 years, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (19.)
466. JOHN DE BOREHUNT, knight.
Writ, 20 January, 32 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Suthwyk, 18 February, 33 Edward III.
Borehunt. The manor, whereof he was enfeoffed jointly with Mary his wife, who survives, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies of John de Sancto Johanne as of the manor of Basyng by knight’s service.
Cokelichesmede. A meadow so called.
Draweleggeslond. A croft so called.
Both held jointly by the said John and Mary, of the fee late of Gilbert de Basevill, of John Torell in socage by service of a pair of gilt spurs or 6d.
Henton. The manor, whereof he was enfeoffed jointly as above, held of Ellis Daubeney by fealty and by service of 1d. yearly.
Henton. A croft called ‘Pakeday,’ containing 1a. land, held jointly as above, which is of old escheat and renders yearly 2s. 6d. at the Exchequer.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 10 November last. John, son of the said John and Mary, aged 14 years, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (20.)
467. ALICE, LATE THE WIFE OF RICHARD DE CRAMLYNGTON.
Writ, 8 October, 32 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Newcastle on Tyne, Thursday after the Purification, 33 Edward III.
Cramlyngton. A third part of the chief messuage, 66a. demesne land and five husbandlands, each of 20a., held in dower after the death of Richard de Cramlyngton, her husband, of the inheritance of Richard, brother and heir of John de Cramlyngton, son of the said Richard and Alice, held, with the other two parts &c. which Richard the heir holds, of the king in chief by homage and service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
She had no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on 4 September last. The aforesaid Richard, brother of John, aged 34 years and more, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (21.)
468. JOHN DE BENSTEDE.
Writ (torn) [12 January, 32 Edward III. (fn. 1) ]
WILTS. Inq. taken at Salisbury, 16 February, 33 Edward III.
Wyntreslewe. 20l. yearly rent held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee, whereof Maud, late the wife of Edmund de Benstede, holds in dower 12l. 13s. 4d.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 29 June last. John his son, aged 5 years, is his heir.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Basingstoke, 13 February, 33 Edward III.
Benstede. A messuage, 87a. arable, 1 1/2a. meadow, 10a. pasture, 1 1/2a. wood and 7s. yearly rent held of the heir of John de Popham, knight, as of his manor of Popham, in socage by service of 40s. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 12 January, 32 Edward III.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. Wednesday before St. Valentine, 33 Edward III.
Dytton Valoys. A toft, 57a. land, 2a. pasture, 6a. wood and 12s. 10d. rent held of Mary, late the wife of John de Pakenham, by knight’s service and by service of 3s. 2d. yearly and suit of her court of Dytton Valoys every three weeks; 82a. land held of Nicholas Loveyne by service of 5s. 4d. yearly and suit of his court of Dytton Camoys every three weeks.
Kertelynge. 14a. land and 2a. meadow held of Guy de Warewik by service of 2s. yearly.
Chevele. A manor (extent given) held of Nicholas Loveyne by knight’s service and 21s. yearly rent and suit of court every three weeks; 3 1/2a. land held of the earl of Oxford by service of 12d. yearly; 8a. land held of Margaret, late the wife of William Sybely, by service of 1d. yearly and suit of court.
Asshele, Sylverle and Saxton. A toft, 60a. land and 5s. 6d. rent held of the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England by knight’s service.
Chevele. 3a. land held of John Baggulf by service of 6d. yearly.
Asshele. 3a. land held of John Coleman by service of 6d. yearly.
He died on the feast of St. Margaret last at the tomb of St. Katherine. John his son, aged 5 years, is his heir.
Writ, 12 January, 32 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Great Stanbrugge, Tuesday after the Purification, 33 Edward III.
Great Stanbrugge. Two parts of the manor (extent given), including a water-mill liable to floods of salt water, and a leet on the feast of St. Barnabas, held of Philippa, queen of England, as of the honor of Reghleye by knight’s service, together with the reversion of the third part, which Thomas de Fythlynges and Agnes his wife, formerly wife of William de Bensted, hold by way of dower. The premises are charged with the payment of 44s. 5 1/2d. yearly to Richard de Haveryng, knight.
Raureth. Two parts of 5a. meadow held as above of William Doreward as of the manor of Raureth by service of 6d. yearly.
He died about the feast of St. Margaret last, as the jury understand by the account of one …… who was his chamberlain, and was with him at his death. John his son, aged 5 years on the feast of St. Luke last, is his heir.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Little Perndon, 29 January, 33 Edward III (much defaced with gall).
Little Perndon. The manor (extent given, including a plot enclosed to make a park containing 10a.), with the advowson of the church, a parcel of which is held of the earl of Hereford and Essex by service of 5s. 4d. yearly, a parcel of the abbot and convent of Bylegh [by service of 3s. yearly, and the residue (fn. 2) ], with the advowson of the church of the king in chief as parcel of the manor of Benyngton.
Wolcomestowe. A tenement called ‘Hegham’ (extent given) held of the king in chief as parcel of the manor of Benyngton; a tenement called ‘Benstedes’ (extent given, including 160a. arable in common and in the forest), whereof a parcel is held of the abbot of Waltham Holy Cross by service of 5s. yearly, an acre is held of the rector of the church of Chynggeford by service of 1d., and the residue of the earl of Warwick by service of 8s. and suit of court every three weeks.
Thomas, chamberlain of the deceased, who was with him at his death at the tomb of St. Katherine, says that he died there about the feast of St. Margaret last. Heir as above.
HERTFORD. Inq. taken at Benyngton, 28 January, 33 Edward III.
Benyngton. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church, including a park called ‘the Great Park,’ a wood called ‘Haylewod,’ a wind-mill standing idle and a leet held on Monday in Whitsun week, held of the king in chief by service of one knight’s fee.
Park Street (fn. 3) (Villa de Parco Soca). The manor of Harpesfeld (extent given) held of the abbot of St. Albans in socage by service of fealty, rendering 15s. yearly and doing suit at the abbot’s court every three weeks. This manor the deceased demised to Andrew Aubreye, citizen of London, to hold from the feast of St. Peter’s Chains, 27 Edward III, until the following Michaelmas and for 10 years from then; the said Andrew’s executors were in possession from the day of his death until the death of John de Benstede.
Bishop’s Hatfield (Hatfeld Episcopi). The tenement called ‘Cheweles,’ viz. a toft, 80a. land, 30s. rent and a rent of 18 hens, a part of which is held of the bishopric of Ely by homage and fealty and by service of 3s. yearly, and the remainder of Hugh Fitz Symond by homage and fealty and service of 2s. yearly.
Date and place of death and heir as last above.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (22.)
E. Enrolments &c.of Inq. No. 119. (2.)
469. [JOHN BENSTEDE, deest. (fn. 4)
ESSEX. Great Stanbruge. The church.
Little Perndon. The church.
HERTFORD. Cheffelde (rectius Chesfeld).
Boxen.
Watton.]
470. THOMAS, SON OF WALTER DE APELBY. (fn. 5)
WESTMORELAND. Strickland Ketel. A messuage, 10a. land, &c.
471. MARGARET, LATE THE WIFE OF ROBERT DE VEPUND, knight.
Writ, 25 October, 32 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penereht, 15 January, 32 Edward III.
Lammanby. Two parts of the manor held of the king in chief by homage and fealty and by service of rendering 6s. 8d. yearly at the exchequer of Carlisle for cornage by the hands of the sheriff.
Midelscogh. An encroachment called ‘Sebwra’ held of the king in chief by fealty and service of 64s. 6d. at the exchequer of Carlisle by the hands of the sheriff.
She died on 10 September, 32 Edward III. John, son of John son of the said Margaret, aged 19 years, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (23.)
472. [JOHN, SON OF JOHN DE LISTON. (fn. 6)
ESSEX. Liston. The manor.]
473. JOHN, SON OF JOHN DE LISTON.
Writ not enrolled [20 March, 33 Edward III.] (fn. 7)
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Branketre, 3 April, 33 Edward III.
Liston. The manor (extent given, including the moiety of a water-mill), with a moiety of the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief by service of serving the king with wafers at his coronation.
He died about the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, to wit, 25 January last, as the jury understand from the report of John Blamestr’, who was in his company when he died in Normandy. William de Liston, his uncle on his father’s side, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 119. (2.)
474. REYNOLD FITZ HERBERD or FITZHERBERT.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Reynold and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 20 January, 32 Edward III.
DORSET. Inq. taken at Pudelton, Saturday the morrow of the Invention of the Holy Cross, 33 Edward III.
Mapelerton. A moiety of the manor held of the abbess of Shaftesbury in fee farm, rendering 40s. and 20qr. wheat yearly.
Mayne Martel. The manor held of Henry Fitz Roger as of his manor of Chywton, co. Somerset, by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Wednesday after the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 20 Edward III. Edmund his son is his heir, age not known, because he was born outside the escheator’s bailiwick.
After the death of the said Reynold the king committed the custody of the premises until the majority of the heir to Richard Talbot, knight, who had possession of them until he demised them to Thomas lord of Berkeleye, who is now in possession.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Welles, Thursday after SS. Philip and James, 33 Edward III.
Midsomeres Norton. A fourth part of the manor, with a fourth part of the hundred of Norton, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Shepton Malet. A moiety of the manor held of the abbot of Glastonbury by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Wednesday after the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 20 Edward III. Heir as above.
The king committed the custody of the fourth part of the manor of Midsomeres Norton and hundred of Norton, after the death of the said Reynold, to Richard Talbot, knight, until the majority of the heir; he had possession until he demised them to Thomas lord of Berkeleye, who is now in possession. The moiety of the manor of Shepton Malet the king assigned in dower to Joan, late the wife of the said Reynold, and Joan and Thomas Blount, to whom she is now married, are in possession.
Writ of certiorari as to knights’ fees &c., 20 February, 33 Edward III.
DORSET. Extent made at Pudeltonne, Saturday the morrow of the Invention of the Holy Cross, 33 Edward III.
Wynterborne Stupelton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee now held by John Deverous.
Mayne Martel. The advowson of the church.
He held no other knights’ fees or advowsons in the county.
SOMERSET. Extent made at Welles, Thursday after SS. Philip and James, 33 Edward III.
Shepton Malet. The advowson of the church.
He held no other knights’ fees or advowsons in the county.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (24.)
475. JOAN, DAUGHTER OF ROBERT DE SALFLETBY.
Writ to enquire as to the lands &c. of the said Joan, who held of the heir of Adam de Welle, a minor in the king’s wardship, and as to who has been in possession of her lands since her death. 20 October, 32 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. made at Lincoln on Friday in Easter week, 33 Edward III.
Witheryn. A toft, 30a. land and 10a. meadow held of the said heir by knight’s service. The king, by his escheators, has been in possession since her death and has received the issues, the premises being let yearly by the escheators to the best advantage.
The said Joan held no other lands in the county.
She died on 21 June, 23 Edward III. Alice her daughter, aged 16 years and more, is her heir.
Peter de Beseby of Alford, aged 48 years and more, examined as to the age of the said Alice, says that she was 16 years old on 6 February, 33 Edward III. She was born at Witheryn and baptized in the church there on 6 February, and on the same day his son John was born at Beseby by Witheryn and baptized in the church of Beseby, and the said Peter caused his birth to be entered (inbreviari) in the kalendar of his great psalter, which he gave afterwards to the church of Beseby, and by this he remembers well that she is of full age.
Robert de Alford, aged 33 years and more, agrees and says that on Monday after the birth of the said Alice his father, Ralph de Alford, started on (arripuit) his journey to Santiago on pilgrimage, whereof he had made a vow on account of a danger in which he had been in the water of Humber.
Philip de Thoresthorp, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that on the Sunday when Quasimodo geniti is sung, after the birth of the said Alice, his daughter Joan was married at Beseby to one Roger de Ulsby.
Richard de Billesby, aged 36 years and more, agrees and says that Eudo de Billesby, his father, died at Billesby on Thursday in the first week of Lent after the birth of the said Alice.
William Ward of Thurlby, aged 58 years and more, agrees and says that at Easter after the birth of the said Alice his son Robert was made apprentice with William Goldsmyth of Lincoln in the art of the goldsmith for seven years …… pledge for the good and faithful conduct of the said Robert towards his master after the manner of the London apprentice.
Thomas de Farlesthorp, aged 37 years and more, agrees and says that on Ash Wednesday (die Mercurii in festo cinerum) after the birth of the said Alice, Philip his brother was drowned in a ditch between Thorlesthorp and Wylughby.
Robert Alisonson of Trusthorp, aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that on the feast of Holy Trinity after the birth of the said Alice his brother John became a monk in the abbey of Louth Park (de Parco Lude).
Thomas Serjant of Alford, aged 34 years and more, agrees and says that on …… Palm Sunday after the birth of the said Alice the mill of Ralph de Alford at Alford by mishap …… which he with others saw.
Philip Clerc of Hoggesthorp, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that he was godfather of the said Alice, and Alice late wife of Geoffrey (?) … and . . late wife of Hugh de Roldesby of Strubby were her godmothers who lifted her from the sacred font.
John son of William of Hoggesthorp, aged 42 years and more, agrees and says that on Thursday after St. Valentine next before (sic) the birth of the said Alice a grange of his at Hoggesthorpe … . . was thrown down.
Richard de Dalby, aged 31 years and more, agrees and says that at Easter after the birth of the said Alice one Robert Gay, bailiff of the wapentake of Calswath … Thomas de Beseby (?), then coroner, at Alford, on Thursday in Easter week upon ……… feloniously slain in the field of Alford between Alford and Billesby by some persons unknown, and the same Richard was there present before the said coroner.
John Serjant of Malteby, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that on Tuesday after SS. Philip and James after the birth of the said Alice he acquired of John de S . ., lord of Malteby, a messuage and 16a. land in Witheryn, whereof he has a dated charter of the grantor.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (25.)
476. RICHARD DE KIRKEBRIDE of Laurenceholm.
Writ, 10 February, 32 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Carlisle on Thursday before St. Peter’s Chair, 33 Edward III.
Lauranceholm and Randolfelevyngton. Certain tenements in Lauranceholm held of the abbot of St. Edmunds by service of 6s. 8d. yearly, and in Randolfelevynton held of the lady of Wake as of the manor of Lydell by fealty and service of 1d. yearly; which tenements two years and more before his death he gave John de Smalwod and Joan his wife, daughter of the said Richard, and the heirs of their bodies, which John and Joan are still surviving.
He died on 10 August, 31 Edward III. Heir of the said Richard or his age not known.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (26.)
477. ALAN DE WYCCHEFORD.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Alan. 10 February, 32 Edward III.
OXFORD. Inq. made at Dadynton on Monday the feast of St. Barnabas, 32 Edward III.
Nethirorton. A messuage with croft adjacent, 36a. arable land and 2a. meadow held of the king in chief by grand serjeanty.
He died on 12 April, 24 Edward III. Adam le Spencer his cousin, son of Christina sister of Maud his mother, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
Richard Page of Nethirorton has been in possession of the said lands for the last nine years.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (27.)
478. JOHN SAUTRE.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said John and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 18 October, 32 Edward III.
SURREY. Inq. taken at Southewerk, 9 May, 33 Edward III.
Southewerk. A plot of land containing 1/2a. held of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of 3s. yearly; a messuage and 1a. meadow held for the life of Francis Bacheme of the same archbishop by suit at his court in Southewerk. After the death of the said Francis the messuage and meadow ought to revert to the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and the estate Francis had therein was by the demise to him for life of brother Thomas Larcher, sometime prior of the Hospital. The said Francis died a year ago, the exact day not known. John Sautre died three years ago, the exact day not known.
The said John’s heir is not known.
The prior of the Hospital has been in possession of the messuage and meadow as his right since the death of Francis Bacheme.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (28.)
479. ROBERT DE CRACROFT.
Writ to the escheator in co. Lincoln to enquire as to the land and heir of Robert de Cracroft, who held of the heir of Adam de Welle, a minor in the king’s wardship. 20 October, 32 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Lincoln on Friday in Easter week, 32 Edward III.
Hoggesthorp. 6a. pasture held of the heir of Adam de Welle by knight’s service, who held of the fee of Gilbert de Gaunt by knight’s service, and the heirs of Gilbert held of the king in chief by knight’s service. Since the death of the said Robert the king has been in possession of the premises and the issues have been received by the escheator from year to year, who let the premises to the best advantage.
He died on 2 August, 24 Edward III. John his son, aged 24 years and more, is his heir.
Peter de Beseby, aged 48 years and more, says that the said John was 24 years old on 13 March, 33 Edward III, for he was born at Hoggesthorp and baptized in the church there on 13 March, 9 Edward III; and this he knows because John de Beseby, his father, was godfather and caused this to be written in the missal of the church of Hoggesthorp.
Robert de Alford, aged 33 years and more, agrees and says that on Maundy Thursday (in cena Domini) after the birth of the said John John de Alford, chaplain, Robert’s brother, celebrated his first mass at Alford, as is written (inbreviatur) in a portas (portiforio) bequeathed to him by the said John.
Philip de Thoresthorp, aged 46 years and more, and Richard de Billesby, aged 36 years and more, agree and say that at Ascensiontide (ad festum Ascensionis) after the birth of the said John the said Philip and Eudo de Billesby, father of the said Richard, went on pilgrimage to Canterbury in the company of Robert de Cracroft, father of the aforesaid John, to St. Thomas, in fulfilment of a vow on account of danger in coming from assizes at Lincoln in thunder and lightning, from which they were in fear of death.
William Ward of Thurlby, aged 58 years and more, agrees and says that his son William was born at Thurlby and baptized in the church there at the feast of SS. Philip and James next after the birth of the said John.
Thomas de Farlesthorp, aged 37 years and more, and Robert Alisonson of Trusthorp, aged 52 years and more, agree and say that at the feast of St. Hilary before the birth of the said John the belfry of Hotoft fell.
Thomas Serjant of Alford, aged 34 years and more, agrees and says that on Wednesday after the Invention of the Holy Cross following the birth of the said John died Alice, mother of the said Thomas, whose death is written in the kalendar of the black antiphonar there.
Philip Clerc of Hoggesthorp, aged 60 years and more, John son of William of the same, aged 42 years and more, and John Serjant of Malteby, aged 40 years and more, agree and say that about the feast of St. Peter’s Chains after the birth of the said John there was a great inundation of sea water, which burst out and broke the sea walls (fossata maritima) at Malberthorp and along the coast near and drowned the crops and sheep of divers men of the country round and lasted for two days and more.
Richard de Dalby, aged 31 years and more, agrees and says that Cecily his sister was professed a nun at Grenefeld on the Sunday after St. John before the Latin Gate after the birth of the said John.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (29.)
480. THOMAS, SON OF ISABEL, LATE THE WIFE OF GEOFFREY DE STANTON.
Writ to the escheator in Suffolk to take the proof of age of Thomas, son and heir of Isabel late the wife of Geoffrey de Stanton, whose lands are in the custody of Thomas de Redlisworth. 4 November, 32 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Proof of age taken at Ixworthe, 25 January, 33 Edward III.
Ralph Nicole, aged 52 years and more, says that the said Thomas is 21 years and more of age and that he was born at Stanton, co. Suffolk, on Monday after St. Barnabas, 11 Edward III, and baptized in the church of St. John the Baptist there; and this he knows because his own son John was born at Easter before the said birth.
John le Schephirde, aged 63 years and more, agrees and says that William his son was ordained to priest’s orders at Whitsuntide two years before the said birth.
Robert le Serjaunt, aged 42 years and more, agrees and says that at the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist next after the said birth he came into the service of Hugh de Saxham.
Henry le Man, aged 54 years and more, agrees and says that his daughter Katherine was born on the second day after the birth of the said Thomas.
Henry Poye, aged 33 years and more, agrees and says that on the third day after the birth of the said Thomas he was at Walsingham with other pilgrims and there heard of the birth.
James Onyot, aged 33 years and more, agrees and says that his sister Agatha was born on the seventh day before the birth of the said Thomas.
Stephen de Kaldewelle, aged 36 years and more, agrees and says that William his father died at the feast of St. Margaret after the birth of the said Thomas.
Peter de Sutton, aged 42 years and more, agrees and says that he married his wife Isabel a year before the birth of the said Thomas.
Thomas le Clerk, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that at the feast of the Purification in the year of the birth of the said Thomas he came to the service of John Balheved.
John Laur’, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that his own son Thomas married Margaret his wife at Christmas before the birth of the said Thomas.
John de Bergham, aged 53 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son named Richard who was born at Michaelmas after the birth of the said Thomas.
John King, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that his father Richard died on the third day after the birth of the said Thomas.
Thomas de Redliswrthe, being warned by John de Pakenham and Thomas le Spenser, came to the proof of age and made no objection.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (30.)
481. JOHN DE PARVA LEEK or DE LEYKE.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of John de Parva Leek and who has had possession of his lands since his death and has received the issues. 29 January, 32 Edward III.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. taken at Nottingham, 2 February, 32 Edward III.
Kynston. 6 1/2 virgates of land and a wind-mill held of the king in chief by service of keeping a goshawk of the king. Alan, son of John de Leek, has been in possession, by what title the inquisition knows not.
Little Leek. Fourteen bovates of land held of Geoffrey Bugge by homage and service of 10s. yearly. John Fouch has been in possession since the death of John de Parva Leek, by what title not known.
Basyngfeld. 50s. rent held of Edmund Perpount by homage and fealty, and the latter has received it since the death of John, title not known.
Saxendale. Two carucates and 20s. rent held of the prior of Shelford by homage and fealty and service of 10s. yearly; the prior has been in possession since his death, title not known.
The said John died in the year 23 Edward III in the pestilence. Alan, son of John de Leek, aged 21 years at the feast of the Purification last, is his heir.
Similar writ, 29 January, 32 Edward III.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq., duplicate of the last.
Writ of certiorari super causa capcionis concerning lands of Alan, son of John de Leyke, in Westerleyke, Saxendale, Basyngfeld, Rudyngton, Kynston, Sutton Bonyton, Stanford and Keworth. 30 August, 33 Edward III.
Answer by the escheator. He has taken the tenements in Westerleek (a messuage and 14 bovates), Saxendale, Basyngfeld (40s. rent (sic)) and Kynston, described in the first inquisition, into the king’s hand because he found by inquisition that the tenements in Kynston were held by John de Leek by grand serjeanty, so that the wardship thereof belonged to the king, together with the marriage of his son and heir Alan, who was then a minor and entered without the king’s licence.
Writ (similar to that of 29 January), 12 February, 34 Edward III.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. 28 February, 34 Edward III.
Kynston. Six bovates of land held of Ralph Basset, lord of Radeclyf, by service of 4s. yearly. Alan, son of John de Leek, has been in possession since the death of John.
Eight virgates held of the prior of Durham by service of 23s. 4d. yearly and a wind-mill held of the same prior by service of 40d. yearly. William, parson of the church of Houton, and Simon de Leek have received the issues, title not known.
Little Leek. Fourteen bovates held of Geoffrey Bugge by homage and service of 10s. yearly. John Fouch has been in possession, title not known.
Basyngfeld. 50s. rent held of Edmund Perpount by homage and fealty.
The same Edmund has received this rent since the death of John, title not known.
[Saxendale.] Two carucates held of the prior of Shelford by homage and fealty and service of 6s. 8d. yearly. The prior has been in possession, title not known.
Alan, son of the said John de Leek, aged 23 years, is his heir.
Writ and inquisition, duplicates of the last.
Writ to William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices coram rege, at the suit of Alan, son and heir of John de Parva Leek, to do justice, sending to them copies of the above inquisitions. 8 May, 34 Edward III.
Extract from the plea roll, Coram Rege, Easter term, 34 Edward III.
The said Alan is to have restitution of the lands &c.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (31.)
482. JOHN COOF, an idiot.
HEREFORD. Inq. taken virtute officii by the escheator at Radelowe, 12 May, 32 Edward III.
John Coof is an idiot from birth (fatuus naturalis); he holds:—
Westhide. A third part of a messuage &c., 30a. land, 3a. meadow, 6a. wood, 1a. pasture and 33s. 4d. yearly rent.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken virtute officii by the escheator at Cirencestre, 6 May, 32 Edward III.
John Cooff is an idiot from birth; he holds:—
Eggesworth. A fourth part of a messuage, 30a. arable, 4a. meadow and 13s. rent.
Leye. A fourth part of a messuage, a fourth part of a dovecot, 60a. arable, 12a. meadow, a several pasture, a fourth part of a water-mill, 18s. 6d. yearly rent and 18d. profits of court.
Lassyndon. A fourth part of a messuage, 24a. arable, 5 1/2a. meadow, 26s. 6d. yearly rent and 12d. profits of court.
Preston. 6s. rent of a free tenant.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (32.)
483. JOAN, LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN DE CHYVENE, an idiot.
Writ super causa capcionis concerning lands of the said Joan in Merdenn and Ealdyngge. 29 September, 32 Edward III.
Writ to the escheator to enquire whether Joan, late the wife of John de Chyvene the younger, enjoys lucid intervals, to enquire also who has carried her off and taken possession of her lands, and as to the value of those lands &c. 6 August, 32 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. taken at Merdenne, 4 September, 32 Edward III.
The said Joan is not compos mentis, but she enjoys lucid intervals, so that she is not capable of managing her affairs on those days, but she has been lucid for the last ten years. She was taken away on Monday after the Purification, 32 Edward III, by William de Riddenne and Maud his wife. Her lands are in the possession of the said William, Thomas atte Broke, Thomas de Tyldenne and Isold de Tyldenne, the jury know not how. She held:—
Merdenn and Ealdynge. Three parts of a messuage, 127 1/2a. land, 11a. wood and a moiety of a water-mill, held in gavelkind of various lords, viz. of Philippa, queen of England, by service of 3s. 6 1/2d. yearly at her hundred of Merdenn and suit at the same hundred every three weeks; of John de Clynton, knight, service by of rendering 7s. 4d. yearly at his manor of Huntyngdon, and suit at the same manor every three weeks; of Geoffrey de Say, knight, by service of rendering 4s. yearly at his manor of Burgham; of the heirs of John de Lodenesforde by service of rendering 7d. yearly at their manor of Lodenesforde; of Robert de Bronyngby by service of rendering 6d. yearly; and of Martin Sherreve by service of rendering 3s. 5d. yearly.
C. Edw. III. File 141. (33.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 14. (8.)

Footnotes

  • 1. Fine Roll.
  • 2. Supplied from the Exchequer Enrolment.
  • 3. The Exchequer Enrolment adds in the parish of Bishop’s Hatfield and the order in which the places occur in it is different.
  • 4. So given in the folio Calendar printed in 1808 with the reference 34 Edward III, No. 2. It appears from Calendar of Close Rolls, p. 161, that the Hertford part relates to fees. The inquisition is missing.
  • 5. So given in the Calendar printed in 1808. The Word ‘deest.’ is printed in front of the next inquisition (Margaret Vepund), which is not missing, but appears to have been printed in the wrong place. The inquisition is not mentioned in the old Tower Calendar and is not to be found now.
  • 6. This inquisition, described thus in the Calendar printed in 1808, cannot he found. The word ‘deest.’ printed on the line below should perhaps have been printed against this entry. The inquisition is not noticed in the old Tower list of inquisitions for Essex, which seems to shew that it was missing long before the year 1808.
  • 7. Date supplied from Fine Roll. This is plainly the enrolment of No. 472 noted as missing.