Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 151

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A. E. Stamp. E. Salisbury. E. G. Atkinson. J. J. O'Reilly, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 151', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 10, Edward III, (London, 1921) pp. 478-499. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol10/pp478-499 [accessed 29 May 2024].

A. E. Stamp. E. Salisbury. E. G. Atkinson. J. J. O'Reilly. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 151", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 10, Edward III, (London, 1921) 478-499. British History Online, accessed May 29, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol10/pp478-499.

Stamp, A. E.. Salisbury, E.. Atkinson, E. G.. O'Reilly, J. J.. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 151", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 10, Edward III, (London, 1921). 478-499. British History Online. Web. 29 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol10/pp478-499.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 151

614. THOMAS DE BRADESTON, knight.
Writ, 30 August, 34 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Bradeston, Wednesday before St. Matthew, 34 Edward III.
Gloucester. The castle, with the meadow called ‘Castelmede’ and the tyna called ‘Castelcoule,’ each of which is worth 6l. 13s. 4d. a year, 60l. yearly from the farm of the town and 43l. yearly from the farm of the king’s Barton by Gloucester, all held for life of the king’s grant.
Wynterbourne. The manor with the advowson of the church held jointly with Agnes his wife by fine levied in the king’s court, to hold to them and the heirs male of their bodies, with successive remainders to Robert de Bradeston and the heirs male of his body, John de Bradeston and the heirs male of his body and the right heirs of Thomas, of Henry fitz Estephene in chief, service not stated.
He held no other lands in the bailiwick, because long before his death he enfeoffed Robert Murdac, Robert Coygne and John Winchestre of the manors of Bradeston and Styntescombe, held of Thomas de Berkeleye in chief, and the manor of Horton, held of William de Farley, lord of Horton.
He died on Tuesday after St. Bartholomew, 34 Edward III. Thomas, son of Robert de Bradeston, aged 8 years, is his heir.
Writ, 30 August, 34 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Everesleygh, 26 September, 34 Edward III.
Everesleygh. The said Thomas long before his death divested himself of the manor and the advowson of the church to Robert Mordac, rector of the church of Wynterborne by Bristol, Robert Coygny, rector of the church of Somerford Mauduyt, and John Wynchestre, chaplain, warden of the chantry of Wynterborne, and their heirs and assigns. The manor is held of the abbot of Westminster by service of a sparrowhawk (spervarii) yearly.
He died on 25 August last. Thomas, son of Robert de Bradeston, son and heir of the deceased, aged 7 years and more, is his heir.
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Bradewelle, Thursday before St. Matthew, 34 Edward III.
Stanlake. The manor and the advowson of the church.
Brouhton. The manor and the advowson of the church.
Bourton. The manor.
Netherfylkynges. A messuage and a carucate of land.
All held by reason of the coverture of Agnes his wife, who survives, who holds the premises for her life of the inheritance of Peter Mauduyt, knight.
Date of death and heir as last above.
WILTS. Inq. taken at Lokynton, Friday after St. Matthew, 34 Edward III.
Somerford Mauduyt. The manor and the advowson of the church.
Whitele. The manor and the advowson of the chapel.
Farnhulle. A messuage, two carucates of land and 6a. meadow.
All held as in the last inquisition of the inheritance of Peter Mauduyt, knight.
Lokynton. He divested himself long before his death of the manor and the advowson of the church, held of Prince Edward as of the honour of Trewbrig, service not specified, to Robert Mordac and others as in the Hampshire inquisition.
Date of death and heir as in the same inquisition.
Writ, 30 August, 34 Edward III.
WORCESTER. Inq. taken at Muttone by Bredone, 3 November, 34 Edward III.
Muttone. The manor held of the prior of Worcester by knight’s service.
Kylmesham. The manor held of the bishop of Worcester by knight’s service.
Long before his death he enfeoffed Robert Murdak and others, as in the Hampshire inquisition, of these manors.
He died on Tuesday the morrow of St. Bartholomew this year. Thomas, son of Robert de Bradeston, knight, aged 7 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 30 August, 34 Edward III.
SURREY. Inq. taken at Guldeford, 24 September, 34 Edward III.
Shaldeford. A moiety of the manor (extent given, with field names) held by the king’s gift, but the jury do not know whether it is held of the king in chief or of Edward le Despenser, because the said moiety, before it came into the king’s hand by the forfeiture of Hugh le Despenser, was held of the said Hugh by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee. Field names &c. in the extent—Buggele, Westpark, la Nye, le Oldecroft at la Nye, Lollyngham, Keppynggehagh, Chalveham, Prattesmed, Alfold, la Doune, woods called le Park and le Newemede, a rent at la Rake. The manor is charged with a rent called Romescot to the vicar of Shaldeford at Michaelmas and 17 1/2d. yearly for ward of the castle of Tonebrigge.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death as last above. Heir as above, aged 7 years at the feast of St. Dunstan last.
Writ missing.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Alvythele, Saturday after Michaelmas, 34 Edward III.
Alvythele. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of a chapel there, including 30a. pasture enclosed for deer, 7a. arable in the marsh called ‘Gonyldescroft,’ a water mill of no value for want of mill-stones and defects in the water supply (defectuum aquaticorum), free tenants of Horndon, a market place, a ferry called ‘la verye’ with dues for carriage (cariagium) from the market place to ‘la verye’ aforesaid, a leet held on Tuesday in Whitsun week; held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as last above.
The deceased was married to one Agnes, who survives.
Writ to the chamberlain of the town of Berwick on Tweed. The king having granted to Roger de Bello Campo the custody of two parts of the lands &c. in Scotland late of Thomas de Bradeston, which are in the king’s hand through the minority of the heir of the said Thomas, paying yearly for the two parts the extent to be made thereof; the said chamberlain is to cause an extent of the lands &c. late of the said Thomas to be made by men of Scotland, and to deliver two parts of the said lands to the said Roger. Westminster, 20 November, 34 Edward III.
BERWICK. Extent made before Robert de Tughale, chamberlain of the town, at Berwick on Tweed, Tuesday the morrow of the Conversion of St. Paul, A.D. 1360.
Dunce and Chirneside. The towns, two parts of which are worth 10 marks a year and no more on account of the poverty and distress caused by the king’s enemies in Scotland.
SURREY. Assignment of dower to Agnes, late the wife of the said Thomas, in a moiety of the manor of Schaldford, made there 21 November, 34 Edward III.
Shaldeford. The assignment gives field names and includes wood called ‘Neumed’ at Alfold and rents of tenants atte Lee, John atte Foule and Robert Pykebussh, a third part of a moiety of 1lb. pepper from Robert Lappecoumbe, a third part of 1lb. cummin from Gilbert atte Hole, villeins named John Houbrok, Henry Gruthurst, Thomas Gruthurst, Arnald Jakeman, John Brugeman, Henry Cotorych and Henry Sprot, the rents &c. of William atte Lene, and the third part of an osier bed by the mill-pond.
ESSEX. Assignment of dower to the same in Alvythele, made there on Monday after St. Martin, 34 Edward III.
Alvythele. The assignment gives field names and includes a third part of the reeds &c. growing on and under the walls (wall’) of Thames and Dunflete; free rent of John Edmond, Henry Breggeman, John Monek, William Bernard, John Senare, John Curteman, John Goseford, Thomas Coupere, John Hervy, John Arnold, Stephen Cook, John Gelemyn, John Adam and Nicholas Scryveyn in Alvythele and John Spelecok, John Berneman, William Spede (?), William atte Brugge, Walter Wille and John Cauteys in Horndon; a third part of 2lb. pepper receivable from Henry Besyden, a villein named John atte Ponde with his family (sequela), stallage from John Roberd, William Orpede, Ralph Baker, John Dryvere, John Gippe, William Lambarde, John [B]elemyn and John Campe for stalls built and not built, a third part of the carriage for divers victuals carried from the market place of Alvythele to the river Thames, a third part of the ferry towards London across the river Thames called ‘le verye,’ a third part of the view of frankpledge, perquisites of court, and profits of the market, and a third part of the advowson of the chapel.
C. Edw. III. File 151. (1.)
615. ROBERT DE WAUTON.
Writ, to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of Robert de Wauton and who has had possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 24 April, 34 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Newcastle upon Tyne, Monday after St. George, 34 Edward III.
Brotherwyk. The manor was formerly held by John de Wauton, father of the said Robert, of the king in chief by homage and service of keeping a hawk (austurcum) of the king’s and rendering 6s. 8d. yearly by the hands of the sheriff. The said John died about twenty-two years ago and after his death Gilbert de Wauton, his son and heir, brother of Robert, entered the manor, as of age, on 25 June, 16 Edward III, by process of court. From that day he held two parts of the manor for life, and from the same day the third part was taken into the king’s hand by William de Felton, escheator, because Joan, late the wife of the said John, sued her dower out of the king’s hand, and this third part is for this reason still in the king’s hand. Gilbert died on 20 September, 22 Edward III, and after his death the two parts were in the hand of William Darays and John Darays for a term of years by the grant of the said Gilbert during his lifetime, and they were in possession for four years after his death. After these four years Joan, late the wife of John de Wauton, had possession of the two parts, by what title the jury know not, and received the issues until 10 October, 31 Edward III, on which day William de Nessefeld, escheator, took the two parts into the king’s hand because the heir of the said Gilbert had not sued his right. Robert de Wauton was heir of Gilbert, but he did not sue his right and died in France in 33 Edward III as they understand, exact day not known.
Joan de Wauton, daughter of John and sister of Gilbert and Robert, whom Thomas de Bredon, now deceased, married, aged 24 years and more, is their heir.
The aforesaid John, Gilbert and Robert held no other lands in the county.
C. Edw. III. File 151. (2.)
616. MARMADUKE FAG.
Writ, 12 June, 34 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Jevele, Friday after the Nativity of the Virgin, 34 Edward III.
Chilterne Fag and Chilterne Dummere. The manor held in fee tail, as below, of the heir of John de Sancto Claro, knight, as of the manor of Cheselburgh, by knight’s service. John de Sancto Claro, knight, held the manor of Cheselburgh of the king in chief by knight’s service, which manor on his death, by reason of the minority of John his son and heir, came into the hand of the king, who granted the custody of the manor and wardship of the heir, with knights’ fees and advowsons thereto belonging, to Philippa his consort. John Fag and Katherine his wife held the manor of Chilterne Fag and Chilterne Dummere jointly in fee tail to them and the heirs of their body (sic) by grant of Sir John de Norton, chaplain, and Peter le Rous of Preston by charter dated 16 Edward II, and the said John and Katherine died during the minority of John, son and heir of John de Sancto Claro, and the manor was therefore on account of the minority of Marmaduke Fag, son and heir of John and Katherine Vag, taken into the king’s hand and delivered to the aforesaid Philippa. She granted the custody of the manor and the wardship and marriage of Marmaduke to Mabel fitz Waryn, who married him to Alice, her kinswoman, and gave the said Marmaduke and Alice a quitclaim of all her right in the manor. Marmaduke, while still a minor, granted the manor to Sir Benet Grey, chaplain, and John Botour in 29 Edward III, and they re-granted it to Marmaduke and Alice for their lives, with remainder to John son of Marmaduke and his heirs. This John died before Marmaduke, and after his death the latter granted the manor to Sir William Wodeford and Sir Benet Gray, chaplains, and Robert de la Forde, and afterwards died in parts beyond the sea in the king’s service on the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross last. After his death the said Sir William and others granted the manor to Alice for her life, with remainder to Thomas son of Marmaduke. Marmaduke did not have seisin by process of law before his death, because he never proved his age. The knights’ fees and advowsons belonging to the manor of Cheselburgh are still in the king’s hand because John, son of John de Sancto Claro, has not sued his right thereto.
Thomas, son of the aforesaid Marmaduke and Alice, aged 2 years and more, is heir of the blood of the said Marmaduke.
C. Edw. III. File 151. (3.)
617. JOHN TRAYLY or TRAILLY.
Writ, 10 June, 34 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. taken at Derteford, 13 June, 34 Edward III.
Paulynscray. 11a. land, 2 1/2a. meadow, 100a. wood which may be cut every twelfth year, which is not worth anything in pasture because it lies ‘copys,’ and several pasture called ‘Mote,’ parcel of the manor of Paulynscray. The whole manor is held of John de Insula, service not known.
He died on 30 May last. John Trayly his son, aged 16 years and more, is his heir.
He held no other lands in the county.
Writ, 10 June, 34 Edward III.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. taken at Cambridge, Friday after the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 34 Edward III.
Queye. A water mill and 100a. land held of the king in chief by knight’s service, and a manor (extent given), including a mill with a fishery, held of the bishop of Ely, service not known.
Date of death and heir as above.
BEDFORD. Inq. (undated).
Northyevel. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Yevelden. A manor (extent given), including 660a. arable in barren and remote parts, pasture with ‘coulase’ and ‘oxlase,’ and pasture in ‘le Spinye,’ with the advowson of the church, held of the earl of Gloucester by service of 13s. 4d. yearly.
Chellenton. Divers lands and tenements in the hands of villeins and the advowson of the church, held of the earl of Gloucester by service of suit of court twice a year.
Ravenesden. The reversion of a messuage, 140a. arable, 8a. meadow and 70s. 4d. rent, tenure not known, after the death of William de Wodhull, to whom the said John conveyed them for life.
Wotton. The reversion of a messuage and 160a. arable (life tenant and tenure not specified).
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 151. (4.)
618. JOHN TYREL, TYRELL or TIREL.
Writ, 16 August, 34 Edward III.
HEREFORD. Inq. taken at Webleye, Monday the feast of St. Matthew, 34 Edward III.
Marshton by Leominster. 10s. yearly rent held of the king in chief by service of rendering 4s. yearly at the Pipe (ad pipam).
Solersdelow. A messuage, 112a. arable, 3 1/2a. pasture, 12a. meadow and 13s. 5d. rent held of Sir Nicholas de Audelegh by knight’s service and rendering to him yearly 15d.
Le Roke by Burleye. A messuage, 150a. arable held in fee of John de Burleye and the lord of Sernesfeld by knight’s service, rendering to them yearly 20s.
Hungarston. 60s. yearly rent from tenants owing also suit of court.
He died on Sunday the eve of St. Laurence [9 August] last. Hugh his brother, aged 18 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 16 August, 34 Edward III.
SALOP. Inq. made at Bromcroft, Monday the feast of St. Matthew, 34 Edward III.
Sutton. A third part of a messuage, 60a. arable, 6a. meadow and 8s. rents of free tenants held of the king in chief by service of 4s. yearly to be paid at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff and by doing suit at the king’s hundred of Munselowe.
Middelhope. A messuage, 4a. meadow, a carucate of land, a water mill, 38s. rents, and profits of a court, held of … Burnel by service of suit of court yearly.
Bromcroft. A messuage, two carucates of land there and at Hulton, a member of Bromcroft, 3a. meadow, 8s. rents of free tenants and 12d. profits of court.
Normoncote. A messuage, a carucate of land and 1a. meadow held of the prior of Wenloke by service of 10s. yearly.
He died on 6 August last. Heir as above, aged 19 years at Christmas last.
Writ, 16 August, 34 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Tangele, 26 October, 34 Edward III.
Tangele. A moiety of four messuages, 4 1/2 virgates of arable and 6a. meadow held, of his inheritance, of the king in chief by knight’s service, was taken into the king’s hand on 23 June last by virtue of a writ of diem clausit extremum returned into chancery through the death of John Wake at the suit of the said John Tirell, who was one of the heirs of John Wake, and still remains in the king’s hand because John Tyrell died before suing his writ for livery of seisin.
The said John Tyrell married one Agnes, who survives.
He died on the eve of St. Laurence last, and Hugh Tyrel his brother, aged 18 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 16 August, 34 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Welles, Monday the feast of St. Matthew, 34 Edward III.
Compton Martyn. A third part of the manor (extent given) held in fee tail of James de Audele by knight’s service by grant of Bartholomew Tyrel, Robert his brother, John Wysman, chaplain, and William de Surreye, by fine levied in the king’s court, to Hugh Tyrel and Margery his wife and the heirs of their bodies, from whom it descended to the deceased as their son and heir.
Date of death as last above. Heir, Hugh as above, aged 20 years and more.
(fn. 1) [DORSET. Inq. taken at Cerne, Friday after Michaelmas, 34 Edward III.
Shaftesbury. 7s. 6d. rents and the amendment of ale brewed by the tenants paying the same brewing contrary to the assise, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Mageston. 4s. rent from a messuage and a carucate of land held for life by Isabel, late the wife of Oliver de Servyngton, who survives, of the inheritance of the deceased, held of the abbess of Shaftesbury, service not stated.
Luseburgh. An eighth part of the hundred held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He also held the following in fee tail by fine as in the last inquisition:—
Batecombe. The manor (extent given), including a custom called ‘Churcheshut’ of 32 cocks and hens, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.]
Hulle. A carucate of land and 30a. meadow held of William Bruyn, knight, by service of rendering 140 geese [and 5s. rent].
Caundel W[ake]. The manor (extent given) held of the abbot of Cirencestre by service of rendering 1d. yearly.
Gorewell. The manor (extent given), including 23a. meadow within the manor of Lytton and a park, held of Walter Waleys, clerk, by knight’s service.
Stoke Wake. The manor (extent given) held of the abbess of Shaftesbury by service of being steward of the house of Shaftesbury at every installation of an abbess.
Date of death and heir as in the last inquisition.
Writ de feodis &c., 18 August, 34 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. made at Circestre, 20 October, 34 Edward III.
Schipton Soleres. A moiety of a knight’s fee.
C. Edw. III. File 151. (5.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 15. (10.) (Somerset and Dorset.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 126. (Salop.)
619. PHILIP DE UPTON.
Writ, 10 June, 34 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. made at Cherlton, 17 June, 34 Edward III.
Crofton. 14 1/2a. arable held of the heir of Fulk fiz Waryn, knight, a minor in the king’s wardship, by homage and fealty and by service of 4s. 3d. yearly; 4s. 3d. yearly rent receivable from a messuage from Edith Golsyng, held of the same heir by service of 4d. yearly and homage and fealty.
Bedewynde. 9 3/4 burgages and half a quarter of a burgage in the borough held in socage of the earl of Stafford by service of 6s. 3d. yearly; two burgages held of the rector of the church of the borough in socage by service of 2s. yearly and suit of court; 1 1/2a. arable held of the same rector in socage by service of 3s. yearly.
La Stocke. A messuage and 5a. arable held of the earl of Stafford in socage by service of 1lb. pepper yearly.
Chessebury. 5a. arable held of John de Cobham, knight, at will by service of 7s. 3d. yearly.
Est Bedewynd. 6a. arable held of William Braibrok at will by service of 6s. 8d. yearly.
Snappe by Aldebourn. 8s. rent held of the countess Warrenne, as of her manor of Aldebourn, which rent the deceased acquired of Margery, late the wife of Richard de Chiselden, receivable yearly from Thomas de Hungerford, John Bluet and Robert Blake.
Crofton. 1 1/2a. arable held of the warden of the hospital of St. John the Baptist by service of 3d. yearly.
La Forde. 1a. land held of Richard de Haveryng, knight, by service of 2s. yearly; 2a. arable held of the earl of Stafford by service of 1d. yearly.
He held no other lands in the county.
He died on 24 March last. Hugh, son of Robert Horch and Edith late his wife, sister of the deceased, aged 17 years on the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin last, is his heir.
BERKS. Inq. made at Hungerford, 17 June, 34 Edward III.
He held no lands in the county.
Date of death and heir as in the last inquisition.
C. Edw. III. File 151. (6.)
620. JOHN WAKE or DE WAKE.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of John de Wake and who has had possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 12 March, 34 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Tangele, 23 June, 34 Edward III.
Tangele. Three virgates of arable in the hands of tenants rendering 67s. 5d., held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee; 1 1/2 virgates of land in reversion, in the hands of tenants, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He died on the last day of March, 22 Edward III. Elizabeth, daughter of John Wake, aged 40 years and more, married to Richard Michel, and Thomas, son of Isabel Keynes, sister of the said Elizabeth, aged 30 years and more, and John Tirel, son of Margery sister of Elizabeth and Isabel, aged 22 years and more, are heirs of the said John Wake.
Thomas, son of Isabel Keynes, will receive nothing from the premises because Isabel was enfeoffed in free marriage of certain lands in the same town to the value of 7l. 8s. yearly instead (pro recompensatione) of her inheritance aforesaid.
Ralph de Baggele and the aforesaid Richard Michel received the issues of the premises from the death of John Wake to the present day, when the premises were taken into the king’s hand, viz. Ralph Baggele for eight years and Richard Michel for five years.
John Wake held no other lands in the county.
Similar writ, 12 March, 34 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Welles, Saturday after the Ascension, 34 Edward III.
Compton Martyn. Two parts of the manor held of James de Audele by knight’s service. John de Grey of Ruthyn, deceased, by the king’s commission, and after his death Ralph de Baggeleghe, his executor, were in possession of the said two parts for six years after the death of John de Wake. After this Isabel Wake, daughter and one of the heirs of John, had possession of a moiety of the two parts until Thursday before the Purification, 33 Edward III, on which day she died; since her death Thomas de Keynes, her son and heir, has been in possession of the said moiety and has received the issues. Richard Michel and Elizabeth his wife, another daughter and heir of John de Wake and sister of Isabel, have been and are in possession of the other moiety.
John de Wake, the deceased, held the third part of the manor with the advowson of the church for life, of the inheritance of John Tyrel, son and heir of Hugh Tyrel, by the grant of Bartholomew Tyrel, Robert his brother, John Wysman and Walter de Surreye by fine levied in the king’s court, of James de Audele by knight’s service. John de Grey of Ruthyn, deceased, to whom the king committed the custody of the premises until the lawful age of John, son of Hugh Tyrel, was in possession for a year, since when Ralph de Baggeleghe has been in possession.
DORSET. Inq. taken at Cerne, Saturday after St. John before the Latin Gate [9 May], 34 Edward III.
Shaftesbury. 7s. 6d. rent from brewer tenants and the amends of ale of those brewing contrary to the assize, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Leghe. A messuage and a carucate of land held of the abbot of Shirbourn by knight’s service, which were for two years after the death of the deceased in the possession of Richard Michel and since then they have been in the possession of Guy de Besevill.
Mageston. 4s. yearly rent issuing from a messuage and carucate of land demised by the deceased to Isabel, late the wife of Oliver de Servyngton, for life.
Stok Wake. The manor held for life of the abbess of Shaftesbury by service of being steward of that house at every installation of an abbess, of the grant of Bartholomew Tyrel and others (as in the last inquisition), with remainder to John, son and heir of Hugh Tyrel and Margery his wife.
Hulle. A messuage and carucate of land held for life, by the same grant, of William le Bruyn, knight, by service of rendering yearly sevenscore geese and 5s. for garlic for the said geese.
Caundel Wake. The manor held for life by the same grant, of the abbot of Cirencester (Cistr’) by service of rendering 1d. yearly.
Batecomb. Two parts of the manor held for life, by the same grant, of William Marleberugh, as of his manor of Melbury Bubbe, by service of rendering 6d. yearly.
Gorewell. The manor similarly held for life of Walter Waleys, clerk, by knight’s service.
John de Grey of Ruthyn, as above, and Ralph de Baggeleghe, his executor, were in possession of the premises in Stok Wake, Hulle, Batecomb, Gorewell, Shaftesbury and Mageston from the time of the death of John Wake until 12 March, 34 Edward III, when by the king’s writ they were delivered to John, son of Hugh Tyrel. Sibyl, wife of Alan Plukenet, held in dower for her life, of the inheritance of the said John son of Hugh, a third part of the manor of Batecomb and died on the feast of All Saints, 29 Edward III, and since her death Ralph Baggeleghe has been in possession of the said third part.
Date of death and heir as in the inquisition taken in co. Southampton.
C. Edw. III. File 151. (7.)
621. JOHN DE WAKE.
No writ.
SOUTHAMPTON. Extent made at Tangele, 24 June, 34 Edward III.
Tangele. John de Wake held on 12 May, 34 Edward III, on which day he died, three virgates of arable in the hands of tenants rendering yearly 67s. 5d., of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee; and a virgate and a half in reversion in the hands of tenants, of the king in chief by knight’s service.
E. Inq. P.M. File 15. (1.)
622. HENRY DE LA POYLE, DE LA POILLE or DE LA POEYLE.
Writ, 30 June, 34 Edward III.
BERKS. Inq. made at Grauntpount, 6 July, 34 Edward III.
Chilton. A carucate of arable held of the abbot of Abendon by knight’s service and service of 6s. yearly, as of his manor of Bayworth; and one mark yearly rent held of the same abbot by knight’s service.
He died in parts beyond the sea on 7 December last. Thomas his son, aged 20 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 10 June, 34 Edward III.
OXFORD. Inq. made at Oxford, 1 July, 34 Edward III.
Hampton atte Brigge. Two messuages and four virgates of land held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Hampton atte Brigge. The manor, with the advowson of the church, whereof he was enfeoffed jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives, by fine levied in the king’s court at York in the octave of St. John the Baptist, 9 Edward III, held of the king in chief by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Date of death as above. Thomas, son of the said Henry and Elizabeth, aged 20 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 9 June, 34 Edward III.
SURREY. Inq. taken at Dorkyng, 24 September, 34 Edward III.
Guldeford. Two water mills, one for corn and the other for malt, 63s. 2d. rent of free tenants, and 2s. perquisites of court and no more because most of the tenants do not owe suit, held of the king in chief by service of rendering yearly 25s. by the hands of the sheriff of Surrey and rendering to the king’s bailiff of the borough of Guldeford 2s. 1d. yearly at the feast of St. Hilary.
Stoke by Guldeford. 5a. meadow and 20s. 11d. rents of free tenants and a villein, held of the king in chief as parcel of the aforesaid tenements in Guldeford.
He died in parts beyond the sea as is said on 6 December, 33 Edward III. Thomas de la Poyle his son, aged 19 years and more at the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross next, is his heir.
Cudeford. Sixscore acres of arable only worth 3d. an acre as pasture because the land cannot be sown unless well cultivated and manured (compostatur), 3a. meadow only worth 12d. an acre because it lies in a dry place and can only be mown in a wet season, 40a. wood called ‘Boscayle’ only worth 1d. an acre because it is on the wold (walda), 10a. several pasture, 50s. 3/4d. rents of free tenants, perquisites of court 2s. and no more because most of the tenants do not owe suit, held of divers lords, viz.: of the abbot of Certes’, rendering to him 13s. 4d. yearly; the earl of Arundel, rendering 2s.; the earl of Warwick, rendering 4s.; the countess of Waren, rendering 21d.; the prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, rendering 10 1/2d; and Stephen Edolf, rendering 12d.
Tongham. A chief messuage, 100a. (centum acras per minus centum) arable, 5a. wood worth only 1d. per acre in pasture on account of the size and shade of the trees, 15s. rent of free tenants, no perquisites of court because the tenants do not owe suit; held of the bishop of Winchester by service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee and rendering 11s. 4d. yearly at Michaelmas.
He held no other lands in the county.
Writ of certiorari to the treasurer and chamberlains requiring a copy of a foot of a fine. 3 July, 34 Edward III.
Transcript of a foot of a fine made at York in the octave of St. John the Baptist, 9 Edward III, between Henry de la Poeyle and Elizabeth his wife, querents, and Master John de Shareshull and John Trymenel, chaplain, deforciants, concerning the manor of Hampton atte Brugg and the advowson of the church thereof, granting the same to Henry and Elizabeth and the heirs of their bodies.
C. Edw. III. File 151. (8.)
623. ROBERT DE NORTHWODE, knight.
Writ, 26 July, 34 Edward III.
SURREY. Inq. taken at Kyngeston on Thames, 25 August, 34 Edward III.
Catteshull. The manor (extent given) including 6a. wood worth nothing in pasture from the size of the trees, and a free fishery in a vivary, held of the king in chief by service of being usher in the king’s chamber.
He died on 17 July last. Thomas de Northwode his son, aged 26 years and more, is his heir.
Ertyndon by Geldeforde. 48s. yearly rent held of the king in chief by service of being marshal in the household (hospicio) of the king and his court.
Gatton. The manor (extent given) including a chief messuage, a place called ‘le Park’ containing 8a. of land, 8a. wood in a place called ‘Bokore,’ and 20a. wood in ‘le Park,’ held of Nicholas de L[ove]yne, as of his manor of Osprenge, co. Kent, which he holds of the right of his wife, late the wife of John de Poulteneye, which John had the manor of Osprenge of the king’s gift to him and his heirs with knights’ fees &c. thereto belonging. The manor of Gatton is held of the manor of Osprenge by service of two knights’ fees and rendering for the said Nicholas for ward of Dover castle, which is in the king’s hand, 20s. every 20 weeks. The manor of Gatton was held of the king in chief as of the honour of Peverell, then in the king’s hand, by the above-mentioned service, before the king gave the manor of Osprenge to John de Poulteneye, as appears by letters patent directed to Robert de Northwode, now deceased, to do service for the manor of Gatton to John de Poulteneye.
The said Robert held no other lands in the county.
KENT. Inq. taken at Derteforde, 27 August, 34 Edward III.
North Craye. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held jointly by the said Robert and Alice his wife, who survives, by gift of John Foucher, parson of the church of Milstede, and John son of Roger de Eylysbury, knight, by fine levied in the king’s court to them and the heirs of their bodies, of Elizabeth, late the wife of Roger de Kyrkeby, as of her manor of Hortone by service of one knight’s fee.
Levelonde. The manor (extent given) held of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee and suit once a year at the archbishop’s court of Westgate, Canterbury.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 151. (9.)
624. ROBERT DE NORTHWODE.
Writ missing.
KENT. Assignment of dower to Alice, late the wife of the said Robert. Levelonde, 12 November, 34 Edward III.
Made in the presence of Thomas, son and heir of the deceased, by view and aid of John de Northwode, William Roger, John atte Toune and others.
Levelonde. The manor is assigned to her in dower for all the lands &c. late of the said Robert de Northwode, to wit the manors of Gatton and Catteshull [co. Surrey] and Levelonde [co. Kent].
C. Edw. III. File 151. (9.)
625. JOHN CHAUMBERLAYN or CHAUMBERLEYN, of Drax, knight.
Writ, 5 May, 34 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, Thursday after Trinity, 34 Edward III.
Drax. Seven messuages, a toft, a mill, 145a. land, 5a. wood, 20l. 4s. 4d. rent and rents of hens and eggs, whereof the deceased was formerly seized, which he gave in fee to Master Adam de Ayremynne, archdeacon of Norfolk, who by fine levied in the king’s court with the king’s licence in 6 Edward III granted the same to the said John for life, with successive remainders to John his son and Maud, John’s wife, daughter of William Tournay, and the heirs of their bodies, Robert brother of the same John son of John and the heirs of his body, Joan sister of the said Robert and the heirs of her body. John son of John, Maud and Robert are dead without heirs of their bodies, so that the premises ought to remain to Joan. She survives and is married to John Lely, who also survives, and she has sons and daughters; but if she die without heirs of her body the premises will remain to the right heirs of John Chaumberleyn. She is 26 years of age and more.
All the above tenements in Drax and its appurtenances, Neuland, Roceholm and Ayremynne, are held of the king in chief as of his crown, by homage and fealty and by service of a third part of a knight’s fee.
Of the above premises the chief messuage is in ruins and the other six messuages are in the hands of tenants who pay 9s. a year, the mill is a windmill in ruins, 25a. called ‘Bankland’ are in the hands of the prior and convent of Drax by grant of the deceased as they understand, and the rent of the same is in the king’s hand and in custody of the prior by the king’s grant. Of the rent of 20l. 4s. 4d. about four years ago the deceased gave to William de Ayremynne, knight, a rent of 40s., to John de Neuland a rent of 26s. 8d. and to John de Swynflet rents of 16d. and two hens.
He held no other lands in the county.
He died in parts beyond the sea on 17 March, 34 Edward III, according to reports received in England (prout rumores venerunt in Anglia). Henry his son, aged 30 years and more, is his next heir in blood, but no inheritance in the county descends to him by the death of his father.
Writ, 5 May, 34 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Lincoln, Sunday before the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 34 Edward III.
Merston. The manor held, in demesne as of fee, of the king in chief by service of two parts of a knight’s fee, which manor Robert de Dalderby and Alice his wife hold by the demise of the deceased for 20 years from Easter, 25 Edward III, with the king’s licence.
Wykenby. The manor held, in demesne as of fee, of Sir Henry de Percy by service of half and a thirteenth part of a knight’s fee.
Bloxham. 40s. yearly rent held of the lord ‘de la Warre’ by knight’s service.
He held no other lands in the county.
He died in parts beyond the sea on Wednesday in the first week of Lent, 34 Edward III. Heir as above, aged 36 years and more.
Writ to the escheator in co. Lincoln, amercing him 10l. for delaying to return the inquisition taken on the last writ and directing him to return it, so that the king have it on Monday before the Translation of St. Thomas next, under penalty of 100l. 23 June, 34 Edward III.
Endorsed by the escheator that this writ was delivered to him at Horncastre on Saturday before the Translation of St. Thomas by John de Carleton and John de Ludyng[ton], in presence of William Martel, Thomas de Thimolby, John Amory, Thomas parson of the church of Tateshale and others, at the third hour.
He was not able to make a full enquiry before the receipt of this writ, but now sends the inquisition made in accordance with the first writ.
Writ of certiorari to the treasurer and chamberlains, requiring a transcript of a foot of a fine. 20 June, 34 Edward III.
Transcript of a fine made at Westminster in the octave of Trinity, 6 Edward III, and afterwards in the octave of Michaelmas in the same year, between Master Adam de Ayremynne, archdeacon of Norfolk, querent, and John Chaumberleyn of Drax, deforciant, settling the manor of Wykyngby and the seven messuages &c. in Drax, and the reversion of the manor of Merston after the death of Roger de Wolsthorpe and Emma his wife, tenants for life, as set out above in the Yorkshire inquisition.
C. Edw. III. File 151. (10.)
626. ELEANOR, LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN GIFFARD, of Weston.
Writ, 26 November, 34 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. made at Malmesbury, 21 December, 34 Edward III.
Sherston. A messuage, water mill, the millstones (morales) of which are rotten (debiles) and the mill in ruin, two carucates of land containing 200a., 5a. meadow in severalty on the hill, 12a. meadow in the common meadow, pasture for 12 oxen in several, pasture for 200 sheep in common, six free tenants paying 28s. 3d. yearly and two free tenants paying 1lb. cummin, worth 2d., and 1lb. pepper, worth 14d., respectively, profits of court 12d.; held jointly with John Giffard her late husband of John Tybetoft, knight, by service of one knight’s fee and suit of court every three weeks at his manor of Castelcombe.
The premises are charged yearly with 5s. 6d. to the sheriff for his tourn, four bushels of corn to the parish church, suit at the hundred of Donlewe and with finding a tithing man to make presentments at the same hundred every three weeks because the villeins of the town are dead.
She had no other lands in the county.
She died on Tuesday the eve of St. Katherine last. Elizabeth, daughter of the said John Giffard and Eleanor, aged 9 years and more, is their heir.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Ichull, 11 December, 34 Edward III.
Ichull. The manor (extent given), including a chief messuage, a water-mill worth only 13s. 4d. for want of sufficient millstones, 2 carucates arable containing 250a., 7a. meadow, 24a. pasture, 40a. wood and the townships of Iweshote, Ichull, and Cove, two parts held by way of dower instead (in recompensationem) of other lands late of John Giffard, knight, her husband, and the third part of the king’s grant, whether for life or until the majority of Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John and herself, the jury know not, held, except 8a. of land, of William, bishop of Winchester, as of his manor of Farnham, by service of two knights’ fees and suit at the court of Farnham every three weeks and fencing (claudendum) part of the park of Farnham, how much is not known to the jury: the 8a. are held of the prior of St. Swithun’s, Winchester, as of his manor of Crondale, by service of 3s. yearly.
She held no other lands in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
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627. THOMAS DE HOLBROK, knight.
Writs, 13 and 18 June, 34 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Ipswich (Gippewicum), Monday after the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 34 Edward III.
Rendlesham. The manor held for life by gift of Henry le Whyte (or Qhyte) of Tatyngston and John Caperoun, clerk, with remainders successively to Thomas his son for life and to John de Holbrok and Maud his wife and the heirs of their bodies, by fine levied in the king’s court, held of William dil Pool, knight, service not known.
Naketon. The manor (extent given), including a leet on the feast of SS. Simon and Jude, held of the king by service of one knight’s fee, as of the honour of Dover, and 10s. yearly for guard of Dover castle.
Langiston. The manor held of Elizabeth de Aspale by service of 2s. yearly.
Halwetre, Foxole, Bokelysham and Levyngton. Lands and tenements worth 40s. yearly held severally of the lady Elizabeth de Clare, Sir John Verdoun and the prior of Ely, services not known.
The manors of Naketon and Langiston and the premises in Halweton, Foxole, Bokelysham and Levyngton are held for life by gift of the same Henry and John, with remainder to John de Holbrok and Maud his wife and the heirs of their bodies.
He held on lands in fee in the county.
He died on Wednesday the feast of St. John before the Latin Gate last. John de Holbrok, his son, aged 28 years, is next heir of his blood. (Two copies.)
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628. JOHN DE BELLO CAMPO, of Warwick.
Writ, 13 December, 34 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. [made at Salisbury (fn. 2) ], 2 January, 34 Edward III.
Stratford Tony. The manor (extent given, mentioning 24 virgatarii), held for life by demise of Thomas, earl of Warwick, his brother, of the duke of Lancaster as of the honour of Leicester, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Nyweton Tony. The manor (extent given, mentioning virgatarii and semivirgatarii), held for life by demise of the same earl, of the earl of Hereford by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
The reversion of both manors belongs to the earl of Warwick.
The deceased held no other lands in the county.
He died on Thursday after St. Nicholas last. Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, his brother, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 16 January, 34 Edward III.
WORCESTER. Inq. taken at Salewarp, 3 April, 35 Edward III.
Frankeleye. A messuage, a carucate of arable of which a third part lies fallow in common every year, 3a. meadow which lies in common from the time of mowing until the Purification, a park with deer, 22s. rent of free tenants and pleas &c. of court worth 12d.; held of John Botetourd, knight, by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death not known. Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
[The Exchequer inquisition is identical with this, except that the date is written 30 April; the word tercio is written in the chancery inquisition in a way that might easily be misread ultimo.]
Writ, 1 February, 34 Edward III (sic).
KENT. Inq. taken at Sydyngbourne, 8 March, 35 Edward III.
He held nothing of the king in chief in the hundred of Middelton.
Sylham. 40l. rent held for life by gift of John Donet out of his manor of Sylham, to be received from the manor of Mere, which manor is held of the king in chief by service of bearing a white rod at the king’s coronation at (ad) the door of the king’s larder. The said John Donet charged the manor with the above payment to John de Bello Campo and Roger, son of Thomas de Bello Campo, for their lives without the king’s licence.
The said John died on 2 December last. Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, his brother, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
He held no other lands &c. in the hundred of Middilton.
KENT. Inq. taken at Mulbrok in Chyddyngston, 10 March, 35 Edward III.
Chyddyngston. A tenement called ‘Melbrok’ or ‘Mulbrok,’ consisting of a messuage, a new dovecot not stocked, 250a. land very sterile, 6a. meadow flooded in wet weather, 19s. 11d. rent of free tenants and a water mill let to Robert Tannere for 8s. a year; held of Ralph de Frenyngham by service of rendering to him 26s. a year and 19 hens at Christmas, to Reynold de Cobeham 9s., to Bartholomew de Bourgherssche 8s. 6d., to Oliver Brocas 16s. 6d. and a ploughshare and a half worth 2s. at Michaelmas and five hens and a cock, worth 11d., at Christmas, to Stephen de Asscheby 5s. yearly and five hens at Christmas, to the lord of Say at his manor of Codeham 5s. and two ploughshares at Michaelmas, worth 3s., to the earl of Stafford [11s] and 14d. for toll of the earl’s mill at Brastede, to John de Cobyldyk 4d., to Stephen de Brokedenne 2s. yearly, and to William atte [Wode] 6d.
He died on 2 December, 34 Edward III. Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, his brother, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
KENT; LATHE OF ST. AUGUSTINE. Inq. taken at Canterbury, 4 March, 35 Edward III.
Nonyngton. Tenements at Easole, consisting of a messuage with dovecot, 60a. arable, 12a. pasture, held in gavelkind of the abbot of St. Alban’s by service of rendering 52s. 6d. yearly at his court of Easole in equal portions at Michaelmas, Christmas, Mid-Lent and Midsummer, and doing suit at the same court every three weeks.
Monketon. 8a. arable held in gavelkind of the prior and convent of Christ Church, Canterbury, by service of rendering at their court of Adesham 20d. yearly at Mid-Lent and doing suit there every three weeks.
Fredevylle. 12a. arable held in gavelkind of the lady of Say by service of rendering at the court of Fredevyll 4s. 8d. by equal portions at Michaelmas and Palm Sunday and two hens at Christmas.
Nonyngton. 40a. land called ‘ten’ atte med’ held in gavelkind of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of rendering yearly at his court of Wyngeham 11s. and doing suit there every three weeks.
Godweston. 5a. land held of the same archbishop by service of rendering yearly at the court of Wyngeham 20d.
Freydevill. 24s. rent of free tenants.
He died on 2 December last. Thomas Beauchomp, earl of Warwick, his brother, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Mynsted in the New Forest, 16 February, 35 Edward III.
Brokenhirst in the New Forest. The manor (extent given, including a chief messuage, a watermill, 16a. moor and pasture, 25a. waste land and 10a. wood in various places) held of the king in chief by service of grand serjeanty, viz. finding an armed man with a horse in the king’s army in Scotland for forty days at his own costs in time of war, and if so happen he stay longer, it shall be at the king’s costs. This manor the deceased had by gift of Peter de Grymstede, uncle and heir of Thomas de Grymstede, to whom the manor descended by inheritance on the death of John de Grymstede his father.
Broke. 12a. waste land held of John Boclond, knight, by service of 1d. yearly, together with 1a. wood, and free tenants rendering 10s. yearly, for which rent he pays the said John 3s. yearly and 1lb. cummin. These are parcels of the manor of Brokenherst.
He held no other lands &c. in the county in fee.
South Tedeworth. The manor held for a term of seven years by demise of Roger, son of Roger Normaund, from Michaelmas, 31 Edward III. The manor is held of the earl of Kent as of the manor of Camel.
He died on Thursday after St. Nicholas last. Heir as above.
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E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 124. (2.) (Wilts.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 15. (18.) (Hants and Worcester.)
629. WILLIAM DE FEYNLES, FIENLES or FYENLES.
Writ, 18 April, 34 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Compton Monceaux, 3 June, 34 Edward III.
Compton Monceaux. The manor held of John Warblynton, as of the manor of Shirefeld, service not known; and 30a. arable in the same manor held of the duke of Lancaster, as of the manor of King’s Sumborn, by service of a red rose at Midsummer.
He held no other lands in the county.
He died in parts beyond the sea on 2 December last. John Fyenles his son, aged 4 years and more, is his heir.
OXFORD. Inq. made at Boreford, Saturday the eve of Holy Trinity, 34 Edward III.
Lynham. The manor held of the duke of Lancaster by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee, as of the honour of Pontefract.
Ascote. The manor held of Prince Edward by knight’s service.
These manors are held by Adam de Shareshull, knight, for life by demise of Joan de Feynles, late his wife, of the inheritance of the deceased, and the reversion of them belongs to John de Feynles, son and heir of William de Feynles, son and heir of John de Feynles, knight, son and heir of the aforesaid Joan.
Date of death and heir as above.
BERKS. Inq. made at Redyng, 28 May, 34 Edward III.
Wyndesore forest. The office of forester (ballivam forestarie) of la Twychene in Windsor forest held of the king in chief by knight’s service, viz. homage and fealty and 10s. yearly at the king’s castle of Wyndesore.
Wolvele. The manor (extent given) with the advowson of the free chapel with appurtenances in White Waltham, whereof he was enfeoffed jointly with Joan his wife, who survives, by the gift of Richard de Chuderle, clerk, to them and the heirs of William, held of Richard de Wyndesore by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Whitewaltham. 100a. arable, whereof the said William and Joan were similarly enfeoffed, held of the abbot and convent of Chertesheye by service of 25s. yearly.
Cokham. 34a. arable, 18a. meadow, 6s. 10 1/2d. rent, whereof they were similarly enfeoffed, held of the king in chief by his charter, rendering yearly to Queen Philippa at her manor of Cokham 5s. 6d.
He held no other lands in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 18 April, 34 Edward III.
SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Hurstmonceaelxs, 27 May, 34 Edward III.
Hurstmoncealxs. The manor (extent given), including 8a. woodland called Bemsell, land called Lewstrode, and 20a. woodland called ‘bocage’ in Lewstrode alienated to William de Batisforde by the deceased before his death for six years, held of the earl of Richmond by service of two knights’ fees and rendering to Thomas Longgeford at his manor of Oldecourt 23s., to Robert Cralle 2s., to the countess of Oxford at the manor of Laghton 5s., to Thomas Daldon at his manor of Burghersch 1d., to the abbot of Battle 6s. 8d., to the earl of Richmond 1lb. cummin, to the abbot of Robertsbridge 4s., Simon de Pepellesham 12d., to the prior of Michelham 1d. and to Thomas de Hoo at his manor of Wertely[ng] …… .
The said William held no other lands in the county.
He died on Sunday after St. Katherine, 33 Edward III, in parts beyond the sea. John de Feynles his son, aged 3 years at the feast of St. Margaret next, is his heir.
Writ de feodis &c., 10 May, 34 Edward III.
SUSSEX. Extent made at Hurstmonceaux, 27 May, 34 Edward III.
Uhurst in Lurdyngstrete. One knight’s fee held by William Werthe.
Northyham. A fourth part of a knight’s fee held by John de Gotle and a fourth part of a knight’s fee held by Henry Alard.
Hurstmonceaux. The advowson of the church.
Writ to the escheator in Sussex to assign dower to Joan, late the wife of William de Fyenles, after having received her oath not to marry without the king’s licence. 10 July, 34 Edward III.
SUSSEX. Assignment of dower in the manor of Hurstmonceaux in the presence of Henry de Kerseye, attorney of Sir John atte Lee, steward of Queen Philippa to whom the king has granted custody of all deceased’s lands, William de Batilsforde, William de Megham and William de Gates, bailiff of Queen Philippa of the honour of Laigle, made at Hurstmonceaux, 6 October, viz. the feast of St. Faith, 34 Edward III.
The assignment gives field and place names and gives the said Joan a buck and a doe yearly in the earl of Warenn’s forest of Cleris or in the forest of Worthe.
Annexed is a rental of the manor, giving names of tenants paying rents amounting to 114s. 4 1/4d. part of the dower.
SOUTHAMPTON. Assignment of dower in Compton Mounceux, Saturday after the Exaltation of the Cross, 34 Edward III, made in the presence of John de Estbury, escheator, and Henry Kersy, deputy (locum tenentem) of John atte Lee, steward of Queen Philippa, after a deliberation for three days in the presence of Peter Pershute, James le Hare, bailiff of the queen’s liberty, John de Pershute, Richard de Compton, John atte Mulle, Roger atte Mulle, Robert le Fox, Thomas le Brys, Ralph le Shephurde and others.
Details of the division of the house, stables, gardens &c. and a fishery are given.
The following field and place names occur:—La Lyghe, crofts called Henrysones, Dudelesmere, la Dounesfurlong, la Northgrave, Wymondescroft, Trenchesfoillesdene, la Southull, Adles Crundeles, La Souredoune, la Broke, Katerineputte, Berneknull, la Mullethorn, Iwerst, Brodecroft, Aldricheslegh, the park of Muchilmersh, Sloweye, Greneweye, Pikedemede, la Mullemede, Hullyham, Northgrave and Shargrave.
Former tenants:—Gilbert atte Nywe and Richard Sholhet.
Actual tenants:—Edith Balrich, Walter Balrich, Henry le Heght, Peter Overe, Roger atte Mulle, Richard de Compton, Robert Fox, Thomas Selheye, Walter Ellesdene and Ralph le Shephurde.
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630. WILLIAM, BROTHER AND HEIR OF JOHN, SON OF JOHN BERNAK.
Writ after the death of the said William, who died a minor in the king’s wardship. 14 January, 34 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. (top with date torn away).
Besthorpe. Two parts of the manor (extent given, but partly torn away), including a custom called ‘Cukkenshet’ at Whitsuntide and a leet on the feast of St. Peter’s Chains, held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Tateshale, service not known.
Wymondham. Two parts of a messuage and 50a. land, with 5a. 1r. meadow, two parts of a park of 60a., underwood worth 8s. 11d., 26s. 8d. rent, works, hens and a share of a court and a leet held on the feast of St. Peter’s Chains; held of the king in chief as parcel of the same barony, service not known.
Bokenham. Two parts of a messuage and 300a. land, 7 1/2a. meadow, underwood worth 6s. 8d., 7 1/2a. pasture, 6s. 4d. rent and a share of a court, held of the king in chief as parcel of the same barony by knight’s service.
Denton. Two parts of a messuage, 80a. land and 2a. meadow, with 6s. 8d. rent, works and a court, held of the king in chief as parcel of the same barony by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee.
(These tenements appear to have been held under some settlement, but the part of the inquisition containing it is torn away. Each holding after the first is said to be held in forma predicta.)
The said William died on 18 December, 34 Edward III. Maud his sister, aged 23 years and more, wife of Ralph de Crumwell, is his heir.
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631. WILLIAM BERNAK.
No writ.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Hedersete, 20 January, 34 Edward III.
Wymondham. A third part of the manor (extent given), including a park of 40a. and a watermill in ruins, and a leet at the feast of St. Peter’s Chains, held of the king in chief by service of a third part of a knight’s fee.
Hedersete. The manor (extent given), including parks of 40a. and 3a., a windmill, a leet on the eve of St. Peter’s Chains and a custom called ‘Coknschot’ at Whitsuntide worth 40d., held of the earl of Richmond by service of 28s. yearly for ward of Richmond Castle.
Denton. The manor (extent given, viz. a messuage, 60a. arable, 2a. meadow, 10s. rent, 20 works and a court), held of the king in chief by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee.
He died on Thursday after St. Lucy last.
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 125. (1.)
632. JOHN DE CHERLETON, the elder.
Writ, 30 August, 34 Edward III.
SALOP AND THE MARCH OF WALES. Inq. (fn. 3) made at La Pole, Monday the eve of the Nativity of St. Mary, 34 Edward III.
SALOP. Pontesbury. A garden, a carucate of land, 4a. meadow, a wood, 40s. rent of freemen and 2s. perquisites of court; held of the king in chief by service of a fortieth part of a knight’s fee.
Cherleton. A messuage and garden, a carucate of land and 2a. meadow held, to him and the heirs of his body, by fine levied in the king’s court, of the abbot of Shrewsbury by service of 6s. 8d. yearly.
MARCH OF WALES. La Pole. The castle and manor, with the manors of Botiton, Talgarth, Mathrawal and Walwerne and the commotes of Southtradmarchel, Southlannerhudel, Kereynon, Keveyllok, Meghein Iskoit, Meghein Uscoit, Trewern, Teirtref and Moghnant, and a moiety of the cantred of Arwystly, held for life by fine levied in the king’s court of the king in chief by barony, with remainder to John, son of the said John, and Joan his wife and the heirs of their bodies, viz.:—
La Pole. The castle and manor (extent given), including a water mill, a dam (stagnus) the fishery of which is worth 2s., a park, a borough in which there are annual fairs at the feasts of St. Augustine and St. Leonard and a weekly market on Monday.
Botiton. The manor, member of La Pole, in which are a messuage, a carucate of land and 3a. meadow.
Talgarth. The manor, member of La Pole, in which are a messuage in ruins, a virgate of land and 2a. meadow.
Mathrawal. The manor, member of La Pole, in which are a messuage, a carucate of land, 2a. meadow, and a wood the pasture whereof is worth nothing because no one will buy or hire it since the pestilence.
Walwerne. The manor, member of La Pole, in which are a messuage and a chace.
Southtradmarchel and Southlannerhudel. The commotes, members of La Pole, in which are rents of 12l. 14s., 5q. wheat and 20 hens.
Kereynon. The commote, member of La Pole, in which are rents of 12l. 15s., 6q. oats, 1q. oatmeal and 40 hens.
Keveyllok. The commote, member of La Pole, in which are rents of 16l., 2q. oatmeal, 2q. oats and five hens.
Meghein Iskoit and Meghein Uscoit. The commotes, members of La Pole, in which are rents of 24l. 14s., 4q. wheat, 60 hens and 6q. oats.
Trewern and Teirtref. The commotes, members of La Pole, in which are rents of 3l., 2q. wheat and six hens.
Mochnant. The commote, member of La Pole, in which are rents of 16l. 8s. and 5q. oatmeal.
Arwystely. The moiety of the cantred called Uscoyt, parcel of La Pole, in which are rents of 26l., 14q. oats, 8q. oatmeal and 60 hens.
The other moiety of the cantred of Arwystely, called Iscoyt, and the manor of Penpres, which are parcels of La Pole, and contain a ruined messuage, a carucate of land, 2a. meadow, two water mills which grind nothing in the summer and only oatmeal in the winter, rents of 8l., 5q. oatmeal and 24 hens, were held jointly by the deceased and Maud, formerly his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to John de Cherleton and Hawise his wife and her heirs.
The pleas and perquisites of the court of both moieties of the cantred of Arwystly are worth 60l.
The deceased died on Sunday after the Decollation of St. John the Baptist last. John de Cherleton his son, aged 26 years at Easter last, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 151. (16.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 15. (7.)

Footnotes

  • 1. This inquisition is much defaced and the top is torn away; the portions between square brackets are supplied from the Exchequer copy.
  • 2. Torn away, supplied from enrolment.
  • 3. The Exchequer copy differs from this only in that the deceased is there called John, son of John de Cherleton. In the inquisition calendared the elder is interlineated after John de Cherleton, whilst in the Exchequer copy John son of is interlineated before the name.