Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 164

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 164

177. NICHOLAS PEVER, knight.
Writ, 1 November, 35 Edward III.
HERTFORD. Inq. taken at Wylien, 3 November, 35 Edward III.
Wylien. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
He died on Monday after the Nativity of St. Mary last. Thomas his son, who will be 18 years of age at the Purification next, is his heir.
Writ, Beaulieu, 14 September, 35 Edward III.
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Eversholt, Thursday the feast of SS. Simon and Jude, 35 Edward III.
Todyngdon. The manor, held of the earl Marshal in socage by service of 100s. yearly, worth only 12l. 12s. 8d. yearly because the tenants are dead.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Saturday before St. Margaret last. Heir as above, aged 18 years on the eve of the Purification last.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Lathebury, Thursday after St. Luke the Evangelist, 35 Edward III.
Chylton. The manor, held of the earl of Stafford by service of a knight’s fee.
Lavenden. The manor, held of the lady de Wake, service not known.
Masseworth. Lands &c. worth 13s. 4d. yearly, held of Sir Edward the Prince, as of the honor of Walyngford, by service of 12d. yearly.
Weston. 36s. rent of free tenants, held of Sir Ralph Basset, service not known.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as last above.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (1.)
178. JOHN DE LA RYVERE.
Writ, Beaulieu, 16 September, 35 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. (indented) taken at Heyeworth, 14 October, 35 Edward III.
Westhrop. The manor (extent given, including 35 free tenants in Westhrop and Hampton Torvyle, rents of pepper and cummin, and a rent of capons payable at ‘le Hok’), held of the king in chief by service of half a knight’s fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on the day of the Nativity of the Virgin last. Richard de la Ryvere his brother, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (2.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 16. (19.)
179. JOAN DE LA RYVERE.
Writ, 30 October, 35 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Acton, 26 November, 35 Edward III.
Stordone by Bristol. The hamlet (extent given), held of the king in chief in socage by service of paying 15s. yearly at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff at Michaelmas.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on Sunday after Michaelmas last. Richard de la Ryvere her son, aged 30 years and more, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (3.)
180. WILLIAM RANDOLF.
Writ of certiorari, the king having been informed that the said William was a bastard and died without heir of himself. 24 April, 35 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. taken at Salisbury, 18 May, 35 Edward III.
He was a bastard and died without heir of himself. He held in demesne as of fee:—
Larkestoke. A messuage and a fulling-mill, with 50a. arable, 30a. meadow and 12a. pasture, held of the king in chief by the petty serjeanty of rendering to the king six barbed arrows yearly at Midsummer by the hands of the keeper of the forest of Claryndon; and a croft of pasture, a toft and dovecot, and 10a. arable, held of the prior of Ivychurch (Monasterii Ederosi) by service of 2s. yearly.
Larkestoke, Milford and Forde. A water-mill, 5 virgates and 10a. arable, each virgate containing 32a., 14 1/2a. meadow, the pasture whereof is common after carrying the hay, and pasture for 2 horses, 6 oxen and 200 sheep in common, with 40s. rent of free tenants, and pleas &c. of court worth 6d. yearly, held of Thomas de Farnhull by service of 65s. yearly.
He died on Saturday before St. George last.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (4.)
181. ALICE LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN ROUS.
Writ, Clere, 4 August, 35 Edward III.
BERKS. Inq. made at Chepynglambourn, 8 August, 35 Edward III.
Goldhull by Estgarston. A messuage and 2 carucates of land containing 200a., with pasture for 4 horses and 12 oxen in the common pasture of Estgarston, and pasture for 200 sheep in common, held for life in joint feoffment with John le Rous, knight, deceased, her late husband, with reversion to Richard le Rous, brother and heir of the said John, of the countess of Hainault (Henaud), daughter and coheir of Henry duke of Lancaster, as of her manor of Estgarston, by service of 1lb. pepper.
She died on Saturday, 31 July last. Richard le Rous, aged 40 years and more, is brother and heir of John, and to him belongs the reversion of the premises; but as to who is Alice’s heir the jurors are altogether ignorant.
WTLTS. Inq. made at Stepullavynton, 9 August, 35 Edward III.
Ymmere. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the chapel, held for life of the king in chief, by the grand serjeanty of being one of the king’s chamberlains, in joint feoffment with the said John, with reversion to John’s heirs.
Devis’. A burgage, held for hfe, in joint feoffment as above, by the service of the aforesaid serjeanty.
Bradele. A meadow, held for life, in joint feoffment as above, of Reynold de Bradele by service of 6s. yearly.
The reversion of all the above belongs to Richard le Rous, as above.
Date of death as above. Heir not known.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (5.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 124. (2.)
182. ALICE DAUGHTER OF PETER LE ROUS of Grenstede.
Writ to the mayor of London to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Alice, and who has received the issues and profits of her lands since her death. 10 January, 35 Edward III.
(Endorsed by the mayor.) The tenements specified in the inquisition were taken into the king’s hand at another time, as he has returned into Chancery.
LONDON. Inq. (indented), 11 January, (fn. 1) 35 Edward III.
Parish of St. Mildred in the Poultry. A brewhouse and 4 shops worth 11l. 6s. 8d. yearly and charged with quit rents of 22s. 8d. to the prior of the new hospital of St. Mary within Crepilgate, 49s. 4d. to Henry de Sutton and Margaret his wife, 8s. to the abbot of St. Albans, and 13s. 4d. to Richard Godchyld and Juliana his wife, and with 53s. 4d. for repairs.
Parish of St. Edmund the King, Lumbardstret. A brewhouse (not located), and 3 shops in Berchernereslane worth 117s. 4d. yearly and charged with quit rents of 59s. to the prioress of Halywell and 6s. to the prior of the church of Holy Trinity, London, and with 25s. 8d. for repairs.
One Robert Motoun, the elder, was seised of all the above in demesne as of fee. He had two wives. By the first he had a son named Richard, and by the second two sons named Robert and William. Robert survived Richard and William, and after the death of his father entered the premises and died seised thereof. On his death the aforesaid Alice daughter of Peter le Rous entered as his kinswoman and heir, to wit, daughter of Joan his sister, and she died seised thereof without heir. Richard and William never had anything in the premises.
The said Alice died on the last day of July last. Since her death no one has received any issues or profits from the premises, which are held of the king in chief in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
She held no other rents or tenements in the city so far as the jurors are able to ascertain at present.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (6.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 19. (12.)
183. JAMES DE ROOS, knight.
Writ, 10 November, 35 Edward III.
YORK. LIBERTY OF HOLDERNESS. Inq. taken at Wythornse, Thursday, 18 November, 35 Edward III.
Oustwyk and Hilderston. 15 tofts and 15 3/4 bovates of land, held by knight’s service of the lady Isabel, the king’s daughter, as of the manor of Brustwyk, which the king gave to her for life.
Tharlesthorp. 1 1/2 bovates of land, held of the archbishop of York by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. within the liberty.
He died on Thursday the last day of September last. Robert de Roos, knight, his son, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 16 October, 35 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, Wednesday after St. Thomas the Apostle, 35 Edward III.
Hunmanby. A third part of the manor (extent given, including a third part of a poor (debilis) market held every Wednesday), held of the king in chief by knight’s service as a third part of the barony of Hunmanby.
Brighton. A capital messuage in ruins, rents of tenants at will from 10 messuages and 17 bovates of land with half the ferry across the river Derwent amounting to 6l. 6d., 4s. 2 1/2d. rents of cottars, and 6s. 7d. rents of free tenants holding 2 messuages, half a bovate and 13a. land for fealty.
Melburne. Rents of tenants at will from 7 messuages and 6 1/2 bovates of land amounting to 72s.
The tenements in Brighton and Melburne are held of the lord de Roos, as of the fee of Mortimer (de Mortuo Mari), by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
He died on the morrow of Michaelmas, 35 Edward III. Robert de Roos, knight, his son, aged 32 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 16 October, 35 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Flete, Thursday the feast of SS. Simon and Jude, 35 Edward III.
Gedeneye. The manor (extent given, including 3 salterns), held of the honor of Aumale (Albe Marlie) by service of a sixth part of a knight’s fee.
Wywell. The manor (extent given, including 3 carucates of land worth little because the land is poor and stony and lies uncultivated for want of tenants and servants after the pestilence), with appurtenances in Wywell and Hungerton, held of Thomas de Roos, lord of Belvoir (de Belvero), by service of rendering (amount illegible) yearly for ward of the castle of Belvoir.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Thursday after Michaelmas last. Heir as above, aged 33 years and more.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (7.)
184. JOAN LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN DE ROCHES.
Writ, 3 October, 35 Edward III.
DORSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Shirebourn, 3 November, 35 Edward III.
Bromleye. The manor (extent given), held for life in dower by assignment of the said John de Roches, her husband, of the inheritance of Mary, daughter and heir of the said John. The manor is held of Edward Stradlyng by fealty and rendering 3s. yearly.
Date of death not known, because she died outside the escheator’s bailiwick. The aforesaid Mary, aged 30 years and more, married to Bernard Brochas, knight, is her daughter and heir.
Writ, 3 October, 35 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Winchester, 26 October, 35 Edward III.
Styvyngton. A messuage, 2 carucates of land, 60a. wood and 45s. 2d. rent, held for life of the king in chief by fealty and suit to the hundred of Basyngstok. She was jointly enfeoffed thereof with the aforesaid John de Roches her husband, with the king’s licence and by a fine levied before the justices of the Bench in 15 Edward III between the said John de Roches, querent, and Peter de Ho and John Poulbergh, deforciants, concerning the manors of Styvyngton, Bradele, Farham, Hoo, Brokkesheved and Eldestok, and 8 marks rent in Hursebourne, whereby John de Roches acknowledged the manors &c. to be the right of the said Peter and John, who granted them to the said John de Roches and Joan his wife for their lives, with remainders successively to John de Bourhonte and Mary his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and to the right heirs of John de Roches. The messuage &c. mentioned above are called in the fine the manor of Styvynton, which is worth 45s. 2d. yearly.
Bradelegh. The manor, held for life, as above, of the bishop of Winchester by the grand serjeanty of providing an armed man to keep the fair of St. Giles for 16 days yearly at the costs of the bishop.
Brokkeshefd. The manor, held for life, as above, of Sir John de Mohon by service of rendering 5s. yearly.
Eldestok. The manor, held for life, as above, of Thomas de Hampton by service of 1d. yearly.
Farham. The manor, held for life, as above, of the bishop of Winchester by service of doing suit to the soke of Winchester.
Hoo. The manor, held for life, as above, of the heirs of John Bourhonte by service of a pair of gilt spurs worth 6d.
All the above ought to remain to the aforesaid Mary for life in fee tail, because John de Roches and Joan and John Bourhonte are dead.
Joan died on Thursday after St. Giles last. The aforesaid Mary, daughter of John and Joan, aged 30 years and more, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (8.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 16. (20.)
185. EDWARD STOKKE, or DE STOKKE, or DE STOKE.
Writ, 20 October, 35 Edward III.
BERKS. Inq. made at Hungerford, the last day of September (sic), 35 Edward III.
Langebryghe. A messuage, a carucate of arable containing 100a., and pasture in common for 6 horses, 6 oxen and 200 sheep.
Bekesgate. 5s. rent.
All held of the countess of Hainault (Henaud) by knight’s service, except 8a. land which are held of Robert Bernak by service of . . s. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 17 September last. John his son, aged 4 years, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (9.)
WILTS. Inq. made at Salisbury, 8 October, 35 Edward III.
Stocke. A messuage, a carucate of land containing 100a., 6a. meadow, 20a. pasture, 2a. wood, 5s. rent of free tenants, and pleas &c. of court worth 12d., held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Rusteshale. The manor, held in fee tail of the king in chief by service of one knight’s fee. He was enfeoffed thereof jointly with Joan his wife, who survives, by gift of John de Neubury, chaplain, and Robert Blake, with the king’s licence, to them and the heirs of their bodies.
Bedewynde. A messuage and 20a. land, held of the earl of Stafford by service of 3s. yearly; a messuage and 16a. land, held of John de Cobham, knight, by service of 2s. yearly; and 30a. land and 3a. meadow, held of the rector of the church there by service of 2s. 6d.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 6 October last. John his son, aged 4 years and more, is his heir.
E. Inq. P.M. File 16. (9.)
186. ELIZABETH SEINCLER.
Writ, 4 December, 35 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Shirburn, Monday after the Epiphany, 35 Edward III.
Stapulton. A messuage and garden, 27a. arable, of which two parts can be sown yearly, 6a. meadow several from the Purification until the carrying of the hay, and after that common, 8a. several pasture, 20s. rent, and the works of 4 customary tenants, held for life in dower by assignment of Robert Seincler formerly her husband, by whose grant the reversion belongs to William Bonevill and his heirs. The premises are held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
She died on Saturday after St. Luke last. Richard her son, aged 25 years and more, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (10.)
187. NICHOLAS SEYMOUR, or DE SEYMORE.
Writ, Beaulieu, 10 September, 35 Edward III.
DEVON. Inq. taken at North Molton, Sunday after Michaelmas, 35 Edward III.
North Molton. The extent of the manor is given, including two water-mills, a fulling-mill and the hundred court, but nothing is said as to tenure. 22 ferlings, which used to be in the hands of bondmen, are in the lord’s hand owing to the pestilence. William Corby came and shewed a bond whereby the said Nicholas granted him 100s. yearly for life out of the manor of North Molton, but as this bond was made in co. Somerset the jurors can say nothing with regard to it.
He died on Friday before the Assumption last. Nicholas his son, aged 9 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, Beaulieu, 12 September, 35 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. made at Heyworth, 14 October, 35 Edward III.
Eton Meisy. Two parts of the manor (extent given, including two parts of a mill with a fishery there), with the advowson of the church, held of the earl of Stafford, as of the earldom of Gloucester, by knight’s service.
Wyttenham. The manor (extent given), tenure not known.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died . . (unfinished).
Writ, Beaulieu, 10 September, 35 Edward III.
DORSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Mayden Nywton, 15 September, 35 Edward III.
Wynfred. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Friday before the Assumption last. Nicholas his son, aged 10 years and more, is his heir.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Castelcary, Thursday the morrow of Michaelmas, 35 Edward III.
Castelcary. The manor, held in fee tail to him and Muriel his wife, long since deceased, and the heirs of their bodies, by gift of John de Derby, clerk, and Walter de Aumeneye. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Merssh. The manor, with the borough of Wyncaulton, held in the same manner of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Northbarwe. The manor, held in the same manner of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Southbarewe. The manor, held in the same manner of the earl of Salisbury by knight’s service, as of his manor of Cory.
Rode. The manor, held in the same manner of Edward le Despencer by knight’s service, as of the honor of Gloucester.
Prestelegh. The manor, held in the same manner of John de Palton by knight’s service, as of his manor of Corscombe.
Blakeford. The manor, held in the same manner, whereof one part, called ‘Le Esthalle,’ is held of Hamo Filtz Richard by knight’s service, another part, called ‘Wythele,’ is held of Thomas de Courtenay by knight’s service and by rendering 6s. 8d. yearly, another part, called ‘Bricestenement,’ is held of John Dacton and the heirs of James de Wilton by knight’s service and by rendering 20s. yearly, and another part, called ‘Thystellesham,’ is held of the earl of Salisbury by service of rendering 4s. 4d. yearly.
Stokeholway. A messuage and a carucate of land, held in the same manner of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Broghton. The manor, held in the same manner of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Cokhull. A messuage and a virgate of land, held in the same manner of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as last above.
The premises in Stokholway and a parcel of the manor of Castelcary called ‘Pydecoumbe’ are charged to John de Bourne in 100s. of silver and 6 yards (vergis) of cloth with fur yearly for his gown (roba); ‘Pydecoumbe’ is charged to Richard Strode in 70s.; and the manor of Blakeford is charged to John de Bekyngton in 20s. The above charges are for the lives of the grantees and were made by the said Nicholas before John Derby or Walter de Aumeneye had anything to do with the manors.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (11.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 19. (19.) (Dorset.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 21. (18.) (Somerset.)
188. JOHN DE SPERSHOLTE.
Writ, 15 April, 35 Edward III.
BERKS. Inq. made at Wantyng, 13 May, 35 Edward III.
Spersholte. The manor (extent given), whereof he was enfeoffed jointly with Maud his wife, who survives, held of Peter Achard by service of 16s. yearly and fealty.
West Hanred. The manor (extent given), whereof he was enfeoffed jointly with Maud his wife by a fine levied at Westminster in the quindene of Easter, 5 Edward III, held of the heir of William de Insula, knight, by service of 1d. yearly. The said heir holds it of the king in chief by serjeanty.
He died on Sunday after All Saints last. William, son of the same John and Maud, aged 20 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (12.)
189. ROBERT DE SALLOWE.
Writ, 25 November, 35 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. taken at Derby, 12 January, 35 Edward III.
Stanton. 16a. land, held of the king in chief by service of 4s. 4d. yearly.
Sandiacre. 5 messuages and 6 bovates of land, held of the king in chief by service of paying 13s. 4d. yearly at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff.
Stanton. A messuage with garden, a dovecot, a carucate of land, an acre of meadow and a windmill, held of the lady de Caunttelowe by knight’s service.
Breydeston. A messuage and a virgate of land, held of the lady de Caunttelowe by fee-farm.
He held all the above in fee tail to himself and the heirs of his body, and he held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Sunday before St. Martin last. William his son, aged 23 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (13.)
190. THOMAS DE SANCTO LEODEGARIO.
Writ, 12 March, 35 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Stratfeld Say, 18 March, 35 Edward III.
Stratfeld Say. The manor (extent given, including a water-mill with fishery), held in right of Elizabeth his wife, who survives, of the heir of Robert de Stotevylle, an alien of the duchy of Normandy, by service of a pair of gilt spurs or 6d. yearly, except 4 1/2a. pasture in a purpresture of the king’s assart in ‘le Heighwodebrech’ which are held of the king by rendering 2s. 3d. yearly by the hands of the sheriff, 6l. rents of tenants in Bromlegh belonging to the said manor which are held of the lady Elizabeth del Isle as of the barony of Basyngge, and a yearly rent of 34l. in Stratfeld belonging to the said manor (tenure not specified).
He died on 14 January last. Edmund, son of the said Thomas and Elizabeth his wife, aged 3 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (14.)
191. ROGER SIFERWAST, or CYFREWAST, or CIFREWAST, of Cleuwar, Clyware or Cleware.
Writ, Beaulieu, 2 September, 35 Edward III.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. taken at Sauston, Monday after the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 35 Edward III.
Badbourgham. A messuage, 6s. 8d. rent, 132a. arable, 11a. pasture, and a broken water-mill of no value because the stream is entirely emptied elsewhere (evacuatur aliunde), held of the earl of Richmond by service of 12d. yearly and suit to his court there.
He died on 28 May last. John Cyfrewast his son, of full age, is his heir.
Writ, Wyndesore, 5 June, 35 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Culford, Thursday after the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, (fn. 2) 35 Edward III.
Culford. The manor (extent given), held of the abbot of St. Edmund’s, service not known.
He died on 5 May last. John his son, aged 22 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, Wyndesore, 5 June, 35 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Basyngstoke, 11 September, 35 Edward III.
Canteshangre. 28s. 1d. rent, held of the lord of Basyng by service of a sixth part of a knight’s fee.
Ellesfeld. 6d. rent or a pair of gilt spurs issuing from a messuage and a carucate of land lately held by William Fyfhide; 12d. rent issuing from a carucate of land lately held by the same William; 1lb. pepper issuing from 2 messuages and 2 virgates of land lately held by the same William; and 1d. rent issuing from 100a. pasture lately held by the prioress of Wynteneye.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 28 May last. John his son, aged 22 years and more, is his heir.
BERKS. Inq. made at Maydenhuythe, 27 June, 35 Edward III.
Cleware. The manor (extent given, including a fishery in the river Thames), with the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death as last above. Heir as above, aged 21 years and more.
Writ, Wyndesore, 5 June, 35 Edward III.
HEREFORD. Inq. taken at Much (Magna) Cowerne, Friday after St. Bartholomew, 35 Edward III.

Cowerne. A messuage, 2 gardens, a dovecot, 110a. arable, 6a. meadow, 4a. wood, and 8l. 2d. rent, held of Humphrey, earl of Hereford, by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death as last above. Heir as above, aged 23 years and more.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (15.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 16. (5.) (Berks.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 125. (14.) (Suffolk.)
192. JOHN DE STONORE.
Writ, Beaulieu, 12 September, 35 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Repynghale, Monday before Michaelmas, 35 Edward III.
Hacumby. A toft and 17a. land, held of Robert Tiffour, knight, by service of 8d. yearly.
Repynghale. The manor, in the towns of Repynghale and Ryngesdon, held of Thomas de Roos, knight, as of his manor of Douseby, by homage and fealty and the service of going out (proficiscendi) with the said Thomas in the king’s war for forty days at his own costs.
Walcote. A manor, held of the abbot of Peterborough by service of 12d. yearly.
Kirkeby. 2 cottages, 4 bovates of land and 30a. underwood, held of Thomas de Sancto Laudo, as of his manor of Beleby, by the foreign service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Friday before St. Peter’s Chains, 35 Edward III. Edmund his son, aged 16 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, Beaulieu, 10 September, 35 Edward III.
DEVON. Inq. (fn. 3) taken at Yrmyngton, Monday after Michaelmas, 35 Edward III.
Yrmyngton. A capital messuage, a carucate of land, 2 gardens, 8a. meadow, 40a. wood, 13l. rent of free tenants, a fishery, and pleas &c. of the court of the manor and of the hundred, [held of Hugh Courtenay, earl of Devon, by service of half a knight’s fee. He held of the king in chief in other counties, viz. Wilts and Bucks.] (fn. 4)
He died on 22 July last. Heir as above, aged 14 years and more.
He was also seised of a third part of the advowson of the church of Irmyngton.
Writ, Beaulieu, 12 September, 35 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Winchester, 26 October, 35 Edward III.
Aisshe. The manor (extent given), held of the lady Isabel, the king’s eldest daughter, as of her manor of Hampstede Marchal as of the fee of the earl marshal, by knight’s service. From the manor are paid to the bishop of Winchester 4s. yearly as a fixed sum for the view of Overton (de certo visu de Overton), and 12s. as a fixed rent in Overton, and to Sir Edward de Sancto Johanne 20s. yearly for the rent of Kyngesdoune due to the manor of Wolfreton.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 10 July last. Heir as above, aged 15 years and more.
OXFORD. Inq. made at Henle, 4 October, 35 Edward III.
Stonore and Bixe. The manor, whereof he held a messuage and a carucate of land of the abbot of Dorchestre in socage by service of 1d. yearly, 2 carucates (each containing 100a.) of Humphrey le Bohun, son and heir of William le Bohun late earl of Northampton, by service of 12s. and 4qrs. of oats yearly, and 10a. meadow in Standelve of Gilbert de Elsefeld by service of 6s. 8d. yearly. There is a park of 160a. with deer, 60a. wood, divers free tenants rendering 70s. yearly, and a court worth 5s. yearly.
Watlynton. A messuage with garden and a carucate of land, held of Roger Codesford by service of 12s. yearly.
Watecombe. A messuage and 80a. land, held of the prior of Préaux (de Pratellis) by service of 2s. yearly, with 5a. meadow, a horsemill which is quite ruined, pasture there and in Watlynton for 2 horses, 6 oxen and 100 sheep, 62s. rent of free tenants, and pleas &c. of court worth 2s. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as last above.
BERKS. Inq. made at Abendon, 18 January, 35 Edward III.
Redyng and Tylhurst. A messuage, 140a. land, 30a. meadow and 50s. rent, held of the abbot of Redyng by service of 10s. yearly, with pasture for 3 horses, 4 oxen and 100 sheep in common.
Sottewell. A messuage and a carucate of land containing 140a. arable, with 8a. meadow, 6a. pasture, divers tenants rendering 45s. yearly, and pleas &c. of court worth 18d. yearly, held of the bishop of Winchester, as of his manor of Brightwell, by service of 12s. yearly.
Dudecote. The manor (extent given), held of the prince of Wales by service of a knight’s fee; and the prince claims the custody of the manor, because it is held of him as of the duchy of Cornwall, by reason of the minority of the heir, and he has the custody thereof.
The deceased held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as last above.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (16.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 127. (4.) (Devon.)
193. JOHN SOMENOUR, or SOMPNUR.
Writ, 2 January, 35 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Branketre, 7 January, 35 Edward III.
Fynchefeld. A messuage with garden, 130a. arable, 7a. meadow, 6a. pasture and 50a. wood, held of the king in chief by service of turning a spit (broche) in the king’s kitchen at his coronation.
Wetherisfeld. A house, held of the lady Alesia Nevyll by knight’s service. He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Sunday before the Conception of the Virgin Mary last. Henry his son, aged 10 1/2 years and in the wardship of the lady of Wetherisfeld, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (17.)
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Branketre, 8 December, 35 Edward III.
Fynchyngfeld. The manor (extent given, as above, with 110a. instead of 130a.), held as above.
He died on 3 December, 35 Edward III. Heir not given.
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 132. (9.) (Essex.)
194. ELEANOR DE SUDLEYE, LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN DE SUDLEYE.
Writ, 16 November, 35 Edward III.
WARWICK. Inq. taken at Dersete, Thursday before St. Nicholas, 35 Edward III.
Le Gryve. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service by demise of John de Sudleye, grandfather of her late husband, to her said husband and herself and the heirs of her husband.
Dersete. The manor (extent given), held of the king (de domino) in chief by knight’s service. 2 carucates of land in the manor were in her hands at her death; and 5 carucates are in the hands of John de Sudleye, knight, by reason of an alienation made by John de Sudley, great-great-grandfather (triavus) of the aforesaid John, to Bartholomew de Sudleye, concerning which the jurors make no answer as they were not in Eleanor’s hands at her death.
She died on Monday before the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 35 Edward III. John de Sudleye, son of the said John and Eleanor, aged 24 years and more, is John’s heir.
Writ, 16 November, 35 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Suydleye, 8 December, 35 Edward III.
Sudleye. The manor (extent given), held for life of the king in chief by barony by demise of John de Sudleye, grandfather of her late husband, to her said husband and herself and the heirs of her husband.
She died on 6 September, 35 Edward III. Heir John de Suydleye as above.
Writ, 16 November, 35 Edward III.
WORCESTER. Inq. taken at Worcester, Monday the eve of St. Andrew, 35 Edward III.
Forvelde. The manor (extent given), held for life of the prior of Coventre by service of rendering a rose yearly at Midsummer, by demise of John de Sudleye &c., as in the last.
Shirreve Lench. A messuage, a carucate of arable, 2 1/2a. meadow, 65s. rents of customary tenants, and pleas &c. of court worth 3s. 4d. yearly held for life, as above, of the earl of Warwick, service not known.
Wich. 14s. 4d. rent and 16 mitts of salt yearly, held for life, as above, of the earl of Warwick by fealty.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on Monday before the Nativity of the Virgin Mary this year.
Heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (18.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 18. (16.) (Warwick.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 131. (Worcester.)
195. MARGARET DE SANCTO JOHANNE. JOHN SON OF MARGARET DE SANCTO JOHANNE.
Writ after the death of the said Margaret. 18 November, 35 Edward III.
Writ after the death of the said John. 19 November, 35 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Basyngstok, 4 December, 35 Edward III.
Basyngges. The manor (extent given), including a watermill and a park.
Shirbourn. The manor (extent given), including 2 parks.
Shirbourn. The advowson of the priory.
Shirbourn. The advowson of the church.
Basyngges. The advowson of the chapel.
Pambere. The custody of the forest.
The said Margaret held the above of the king by service of a sixth part of the barony of Seynt Johan in co. Southampton.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on 19 October last. Isabel her sister, aged 30 years and more, married to Luke de Ponyngges, is her heir.
John her son, aged 3 years, survived her and was her heir, and died in the king’s wardship on 13 November last. The aforesaid Isabel is aunt and heir of the said John.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (19.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 17. (6.)
196. MAUD LATE THE WIFE OF THOMAS DE SWYNNERTON.
Writ, 10 February, 35 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Rothewell, 6 March, 35 Edward III.
Braybrok. The castle, formerly called ‘le Esthallefee,’ with the manor thereto belonging (adjacente).
Little Boudon. 26s. 8d. rent.
She held both the above in joint feoffment with John Latymer, knight, deceased, her first husband, by gift of John Wakeleyn, parson of the church of Cotesbrok, John de Wodeford, chaplain, John Wardu and Thomas de Hampsted, to her and her said husband and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to her husband’s right heirs. The premises are held of Sir Edward prince of Wales, as of the honor of Huntingdon, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee. John and Maud are dead without heir of their bodies.
Braybrok. A parcel of the town called ‘le Westhallefee,’ held in form aforesaid, and by gift as above, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, with the advowson of the church and of the chantry of a chapel there, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Carleton, Ruston, Desburgh, and Weldon. Tenements and rents, held in form aforesaid, and by gift as above, of divers persons by divers services.
All the above premises are charged to the lady Katherine Latymer in 20l. yearly for her life, and she is still living.
The aforesaid Maud died on 18 November last. Warin Latymer, brother of the aforesaid John Latymer, aged 18 years and more, is heir of the said John, because the latter died without heir of himself and Maud.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (20.)
197. THOMAS DE SWYNFORD, knight.
Writ, 30 November, 35 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Lincoln, Friday after St. Nicholas, 35 Edward III.
Colby by Hermeston. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of one knight’s fee. The soil is hard and stony, and uncultivated because of its barrenness, and the dovecot and windmill are in ruins.
Colby. 5 marks rent, held of the earl of Richmond by knight’s service.
Ketilsthorp. The manor, the meadow of which is overflowed by the waters of Trent in ordinary years, held with the advowson of the church of John ………. by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 3 November, 35 Edward III. Hugh his son, aged 21 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (21.)
198. JOAN LATE THE WIFE OF ROBERT DE SHAWE.
Writ, Clere, 13 August, 35 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. made at Salisbury, 18 September, 35 Edward III.
Compton Chamberlayn. A moiety of the manor (extent given), except a messuage and half a virgate of land therein, held for life in dower by endowment of Thomas de Grymstede, her first husband, of the inheritance of Joan Mauduyt, daughter and heir of Katharine de Grymstede, sister and one of the heirs of the said Thomas. She held it of the king in chief by service of a thirtieth part of a knight’s fee, by a partition made in Chancery in the king’s second year.
Orcheston. 13s. 4d. rent, held in dower as above of the king in chief for a fifth part of a knight’s fee.
Falardeston. A third part of the manor, and the aforesaid messuage and half virgate of land in Compton, held for life in dower as above of the inheritance of Nicholas de Benton, son and heir of Margaret de Benton, the other sister and heir of Thomas de Grymstede. The third part is held of John Moubray, as of the honor of Brembre, by knight’s service; and the messuage and half virgate are held of the king in chief.
The said Joan died on 7 August last. William de Shawe, her son, aged 24 years and more, is her heir; but the reversion of the moiety of the manor of Compton and the rent in Orcheston belongs to Joan Mauduyt, aged 30 years and more, and the reversion of the third part of the manor of Falardeston and the messuage and half virgate in Compton belongs to Nicholas de Benton, aged 24 years and more.
C. Edw. III. File 164. (22.)

Footnotes

  • 1. The Exchequer copy is dated 12 January.
  • 2. The Exchequer enrolment is dated 2 August.
  • 3. He is called knight in this inquisition.
  • 4. The words is square brackets are supplied from the Exchequer enrolment, which also differs from, the Chancery inquisition is describing the premises as constituting the manor of Yrmyngton.