Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 145

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A. E. Stamp. E. Salisbury. E. G. Atkinson. J. J. O'Reilly, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 145', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 10, Edward III, (London, 1921) pp. 414-420. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol10/pp414-420 [accessed 21 May 2024].

A. E. Stamp. E. Salisbury. E. G. Atkinson. J. J. O'Reilly. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 145", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 10, Edward III, (London, 1921) 414-420. British History Online, accessed May 21, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol10/pp414-420.

Stamp, A. E.. Salisbury, E.. Atkinson, E. G.. O'Reilly, J. J.. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 145", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 10, Edward III, (London, 1921). 414-420. British History Online. Web. 21 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol10/pp414-420.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 145

523. ELIZABETH, LATE THE WIFE OF HUGH LE DESPENSER, LE SPENSER or LE SPENSERS, FORMERLY WIFE OF GILES DE BADELESMERE.
Writ, 1 June, 33 Edward III.
SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Craule, 13 June, 33 Edward III.
Rotherfeld. The manor with a parcel called ‘Erugge’ annexed thereto and a hundred held there twice a year, held for life of the inheritance of Edward le Despenser, son of Edward le Despenser, brother of the aforesaid Hugh, by gift of Edmund de Grymesby and William de Osberston by fine levied in the king’s court, of the king in chief by service of two knights’ fees.
She died on 1 June last. Edward le Despenser, son of Edward le Despenser, brother of the aforesaid Hugh, aged 22 years and more, is kinsman and heir of the said Hugh and the premises belong to him after the death of the said Elizabeth.
She held no other lands in the county of the inheritance of the aforesaid Edward, as they understand.
Writ, 1 June, 33 Edward III.
BERKS. Inq. made at Farndon, 1 July, 33 Edward III.
Stanford. The manor (extent given) held for life by the said Elizabeth, having been given to her, Hugh her late husband and his heirs by Edmund de Grymmesby and William Dosberston by fine levied in the king’s court at Westminster in the quinzaine of St. John the Baptist, 18 Edward III, of the duke of Lancaster by service of one knight’s fee.
She held no other lands in the county.
She died on 30 May last. Edward le Despenser, son of Edward le Despenser, brother of the aforesaid Hugh, aged 22 years and more, is kinsman and heir of the same Hugh.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Andevere, 15 June, 33 Edward III.
Asshelegh. The manor (extent given), including rents in Little Sombourne, and works of customers with ‘chirchette,’ held for life as above by gift of the same Edmund and William, of the king in chief by grand serjeanty, viz. keeping the forest of Little Bere by Winchester.
Upsombourn. Two carucates, containing 300a. land, similarly held.
She held no other lands in the county.
Date of death and heir as in the last inquisition.
WILTS. Inq. made at Malmesbury, 18 June, 33 Edward III.
Sherston. The manor (extent given), including 2 watermills which cannot grind in summer, and 180a. wood, held for life as above, by gift of the same, of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as in the last inquisition.
OXFORD. Inq. made at Boreford, 2 July, 33 Edward III.
Shipton and Boreford. The manors (extents given), including at Boreford a market, and a fair on the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, held for life as above by gift of the same, of the king in chief by service of two knights’ fees.
She held no other lands in the county.
Date of death and heir as in the last inquisition.
Writ, 1 June, 33 Edward III.
WORCESTER. Inq. taken at Hanleigh, 13 June, 33 Edward III.
Hanleigh. The manor (extent given), including a castle, a close between Blakemor and Hanleigh, a new park with deer, a wood of 50a. called ‘Clifhey,’ the park of Blakemor, a chace called ‘Malverne,’ and 8qr. oats yearly paid by the townships of Colewell and Mathun for common in the same chace; held for life in dower by assignment of the king of the inheritance of Edward le Despenser, son of Edward le Despenser, kinsman and heir of Hugh her late husband.
Marteleye. The manor (extent given), including 12 1/2a. meadow worth 18s. 9d., when they can be mown by flooding of the water called ‘Temede,’ and 35l. yearly rents of tenants by ancient demesne, held of the king in chief by knight’s service, by gift of William de Osbirston and Edmund de Grymesby, to her and Hugh her late husband and his heirs.
She died on 30 May last. The aforesaid Edward le Despenser, aged 23 years and more, is heir to these lands and tenements. The heir of her blood is not known.
Writ, 1 June, 33 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Teukesbury, 12 June, 33 Edward III.
Teukesbury. The manor (extent given), including a chief messuage with garden, vineyards, and stews, messuages held by the chaplain of Asshchurch and Walter le Bruggewright, 16s. from la More, a fishery in the Severn (Sabrina) with a boat and in the Avon (Abona), burgesses holding 114 3/4 burgages, who pay customs called ‘sustale’ and ‘stallage,’ customers who owe a custom called ‘benerth’ and carry the lord’s salt from Wych to Teukesbury; held in dower of the king in chief by knight’s service of the inheritance of Edward le Despenser, as in the last inquisition.
MARCH OF WALES [now GLAMORGAN]. Lamblethian. The castle and manor (extent given), including the barton of the castle, two watermills, a windmill and a fulling mill, held in dower of the king in chief by knight’s service as above.
Talvan. The castle situate in a park, manor and country (extent given), similarly held.
Kenefeg. The castle and manor (extent given), including 144 burgages in the borough of Kenefeg, similarly held.
Tripharlth (?). The country (extent given), similarly held.
Ruthyn. The country (extent given), similarly held.
Neeth. The castle, town and manor with the hamlets of Kilthibebilth and Britton (extent given), including prisage of ale and market tolls in the town, and 5 corn mills and fisheries in Glyneth water &c., and a ferry at Britton, similarly held.
Radur. The manor, similarly held.
Date of death and heir as in the last inquisition.
Writ, 1 June, 33 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. taken before John Lovekyn, mayor, 5 July, 33 Edward III.
St. Katherine Coleman parish. A tenement with shops and garden held in dower by endowment of Giles de Badlesmere, her former husband, of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city, and paying a yearly quit rent of 47s. 4d. to the prior of Holy Trinity, London.
She held no other lands in fee in the city.
She died on 31 May in the 33rd year. The reversion of the aforesaid tenement was assigned to Elizabeth, late the wife of the earl of Northampton, sister and one of the heirs of the aforesaid Giles, in her pourparty. She is dead and her son and heir is Roger de Mortuo Mari, now earl of March, aged 30 years and more.
Writ, 1 June, 33 Edward III.
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Fynmer, Saturday, 21 June, 33 Edward III.
Fynmer. Two parts of the manor (extent given), including two parts of a court and garden, a park and a watermill, held for life in dower of the king (service not specified).
She died on 30 May in the 33rd year. Heir, Roger de Mortuo Mari as above, of full age.
Writ, 2 June, 33 Edward III.
SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Craule, 13 June, 33 Edward III.
Drayton. The manor held in dower after the death of Giles de Badlesmere, of John de Somery and Nicholaa his wife by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee, of the inheritance of Roger de Mortuo Mari, son and heir of Elizabeth, countess of Northampton, as above, to whom the reversion belongs after the countess’s death.
She held no other lands in the county of the said inheritance.
She died on 1 June last.
Writ, 1 June, 33 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. taken at Derteford, 8 June, 33 Edward III.
Erehith. The manor held in dower as above after the death of Giles de Batillesmere, of the king in chief as of his castle of Dover by service of two knights’ fees.
She died on the last day of May last. Heir, Roger de Mortuo Mari, as above. The heir of her blood is not known.
KENT. Inq. taken at Canterbury, 17 June, 33 Edward III.
Rydelyngwelde and Cherleton. The manors held in dower as above of the king in chief, Rydelyngwelde by service of finding an armed man for guarding the sea (super wardam maris) there, and Cherleton as parcel of the barony of Chylham, service not known, of the inheritance of Maud de Ver, countess of Oxford, sister and one of the heirs of the aforesaid Giles, married to John de Ver, earl of Oxford, to whom the reversions belong as part of her pourparty.
She died 1 June last year. The heir of her blood is not known.
Writ, 1 June, 33 Edward III.
SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Craule, 13 June, 33 Edward III.
Laghton. The manor, and the hundred of Scheplake, except 200a. wood in Waldern, parcel of the manor of Laghton, held in dower after the death of Giles de Badlesmere, as above, of the king in chief as of the honour of Laigle by service of doing suit at the court of Rype every three weeks.
The manor and hundred belong to Maud [de Vere], as above, who is 30 years of age and more.
She held no other lands in the county of the inheritance of the said Maud.
The 200a. above excepted are of the inheritance of Thomas de Roos, son and heir of Margery de Roos, sister and one of the heirs of Giles de Badillesmere.
The said Elizabeth died on 1 June last year. The heir of her blood is not known.
SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Crauley, 13 June, 33 Edward III.
Bourn and Heghyngton. The manors (extents given) held in dower as above, of the king in chief, Bourn by service of one knight’s fee and Heghyngton by service not known; and after the death of the said Elizabeth the manors belong to Thomas de Roos, son and heir of Margery de Roos, sister and one of the heirs of Giles de Badelesmere, by fine levied in the king’s court between William de Roos of Hamelak, knight, deceased, brother of the aforesaid Thomas, querent, and Thomas de Arundel and Margery his wife, mother of the same Thomas, deforciants. [She held 200a. wood in Waldern, parcel of the manor of Laghton, of the inheritance of Thomas de Roos aforesaid.]
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
The said Elizabeth died on 30 May last. Her heir is not known.
Writ, 1 June, 33 Edward III.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Preston, Monday the feast of St. John the Baptist, 33 Edward III.
Preston. Two parts of the manor held of the king in chief by service of paying 4s. yearly for ward of the castle of Rouchester.
She died at Asshelee on 20 May, 33 Edward III. Thomas de Roos, knight, aged 23 years, is her heir.
Writ, 1 June, 33 Edward III.
HERTFORD. Inq. taken at Bokeland, 1 July, 33 Edward III.
Bokeland. The manor (extent given) charged with 18s. yearly for sheriff’s aid, held in dower after the death of Giles de Badelesmere formerly her husband, of the king in chief, service not known; and after the death of the said Elizabeth the manor belongs to Thomas, son and heir of Margery de Roos, by a fine &c., as in the inquisition concerning Bourn and Heghyngton.
She died on 30 May last. The heir of her blood is not known.
Writ, 1 June, 33 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Hennowe, 26 July, 33 Edward III.
Brende Bradefeld. A third part of the manor (extent given) held by the said Elizabeth for life by way of dower by gift of Giles de Batelismere, her former husband, of the inheritance of Margery le Roos, daughter and one of the heirs of the said Giles, against whom Elizabeth recovered it in the king’s court by writ of dower. This third part was held of the said Margery le Roos, who holds the whole manor of the abbot of St. Edmund’s by service of 4s. for ward.
She died on 20 June last as they understand. [Edward] le Spenser, aged 23 years and more, is the next heir of her blood (sic).
Writ, 1 June, 33 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Bruton on Friday in Whitsun week, 33 Edward III.
She held no lands or tenements in the bailiwick.
Writ to William de Sandford, keeper of the writs in the common bench, to furnish a transcript of a note of a certain fine of 25 Edward III. 4 July, 33 Edward III.
Copy of the note of a fine between William de Roos of Hamelak, knight, querent, and Thomas de Arundel, knight, and Margery his wife, deforciants, concerning the manor of Bokeland, co. Hertford, the manors of Bourn and Heyhynton and 200a. wood in Laghton, co. Sussex, two parts of the manor of Preston, co. Buckingham, and a fourth part of the manor of Thakstede, co. Essex, the latter surrendering to the said William the said fourth part and the reversion of the other premises, which are held by Guy de Brian and Elizabeth his wife in dower of the said Elizabeth of the inheritance of the said Margery. Quinzaine of Hilary, 25 Edward III.
Writ to the escheator in Kent to inquire concerning the lands and heir of Elizabeth, late the wife of Giles de Badelesmere, and who has been in possession of the lands since her death. 18 November, 33 Edward III.
Writ to the escheator in Kent to extend the manors of Kyngeston and Sibbeton, which are of the inheritance of Margaret, late the wife of John de Tibetot, sister and one of the heirs of Giles de Badelesmere, and are in the king’s hand by reason of the minority of the heir of the said Margaret. 12 September, 33 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. taken at Canterbury, 19 September, 33 Edward III.
Kyngeston. The manor (extent given), including a chief messuage, 10a. wood and rents of 88 hens, 880 eggs, and 4 1/4 ploughshares, &c., which Elizabeth, late the wife of Hugh le Despenser, held for life by way of dower after the death of Giles de Badillesmere, her former husband, of the inheritance of Margaret, late the wife of John Tibetote, sister and one of the heirs of the said Giles, the reversion whereof belongs to Robert, son and heir of the said Margaret, as appears by the pourparty made after the death of the said Giles; held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee and by rendering for ward of Dover castle 13s. 2d. yearly, to the castle of Chilham 18d. and to the church of Kynggeston 2 1/2d.
The said Elizabeth died on the last day of May last. Heir not known.
Sibeton. The manor (extent given), including a chief messuage and rents of 4 wagons, and 3 1/2 ploughshares at Mid Lent, held for life as above, of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of doing suit at the court at his palace of Canterbury every three weeks.
They know not Robert Tibetot’s age. She held no other lands of his inheritance.
KENT. Inq. made at Canterbury, 21 September, 33 Edward III.
Sibbeton. The manor (extent given) held for life, as in the last inquisition, of the archbishop by service of two knights’ fees and suit as above, in right of his church. Since the death of the said Elizabeth, Andrew de Wodhull has been in possession of the said manor by the demise of the escheator.
Date of death as above. Heir not known.
Similar writ to the escheator in Suffolk and Hertford to extend the manors of Barwe, co. Suffolk, and Mardele, co. Hertford, which are of the inheritance of the heir of Margaret, late wife of John de Tybetot. 12 September, 33 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Barewe, Monday before St. Denis, 33 Edward III.
Barewe. Extent of the manor, including a leet on the feast of St. Matthew.
HERTFORD. Inq. taken at Ware on Saturday after St. Denis, 33 Edward III.
Welewes. Extent of the manor of Mardele.
C. Edw. III. File 145.
E. Inq. P.M. File 14. (20.) (Gloucester &c.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 119. (2.) (Hertford, Bokeland.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 121. (Sussex, Bourn and Heyhyngton.)
No writ enrolled.
HERTFORD. Inq. taken at Ware (undated, but with others of 33 Edward III).
Welewes. Elizabeth, late the wife of Hugh le Despenser, held for life by way of dower, after the death of Giles de Badelesmere sometime her husband, the manor of Mardelee (extent given, including pasture called ‘le Brom’) in the parish of Welewes, of the inheritance of the heir of Margaret, one of the sisters and heirs of the said Giles.
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 119. (2d.)
No writ enrolled.
KENT. Inq. taken at Canterbury, 33 Edward III.
The said Elizabeth held for life by way of dower, as above, of the inheritance of Margaret, late the wife of John Tipetot, sister and one of the heirs of the aforesaid Giles:—
Kyngiston. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee and rendering to the ward of Dover castle 13s. 2d. yearly and to Chilham castle 18d. and to the church of Kyngiston 2 1/2d., the reversion whereof now belongs to Robert, son and heir of the aforesaid Margaret.
She died on 31 May last. Heir not known.
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 121.