Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 172

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 172

374. MARGARET DE DYNHAM.
Writ, 23 January, 35 Edward III.
DEVON. Fragment of inq. (fn. 1)
Fragment of writ.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Somerton, Monday the feast of St. Valentine, 36 Edward III.
Bokelond Dynham. The manor (extent given), held in dower by assignment of John de Dynham, sometime her husband, of the inheritance of John de Dynham, son and heir of the said John. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on Sunday before St. Andrew last. The aforesaid John de Dynham her son, aged 30 years and more, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (1.)
DEVON. Inq. taken at Harpford, Monday before the Annunciation, 36 Edward III.
Harpford. The manor (extent given), held of the inheritance of John de Dynham, knight, of the king in chief for a moiety of a knight’s fee by knight’s service.
She held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
She died on 12 December. The aforesaid John de Dynham, knight, her son, aged 40 years and more, is her heir.
E. Inq. P.M. File 22. (1.)
375. FULK SON AND HEIR OF FULK FITZ WARYN, knight.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Fulk, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of the executors of the testament of William Fitz Waryn by the king’s commitment. 15 March, 36 Edward III.
SALOP. Proof of age taken at Shrewsbury, 20 April, 36 Edward III.
Richard de Hoppeleye, aged 44 years, says that the said Fulk was 21 years of age at the feast of St. Chad last, having been born at Whitington on that day and baptized in the church there in 15 Edward III; and this he knows because he was in the church when Fulk was brought there to be baptized, and raised him from the sacred font.
Thomas son of Geoffrey, aged 50 years, agrees and says that he married Margaret daughter of Henry Mouncel when Fulk was baptized in the church.
Hugh de Mutteleye, John de Beddesfeld, Hugh Parrok and Thomas Dod, all 46 years of age, agree and say that they were at Whitinton with a great number of others about the raising of the belfry of the church, and saw the said Fulk brought to be baptized with a great following praising God for his birth.
William Burnel, John Gouthmond, Roger Stanwardyn and Roger Heynes, all 44 years of age, agree and say that they were at Whitinton before the coroner about a certain misadventure which happened there when the said Fulk was baptized.
William le Boudelers, aged 43 years, agrees and says that his own firstborn son John was born and baptized on the same day.
Robert Gruffyth, aged 42 years, agrees and says that John de Weston married his daughter Katharine on the same day.
The escheator warned the executors of William Fitz Waryng by Roger West and John Kuggull, but they did not come.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (2.)
376. RALPH SON AND HEIR OF RALPH DE BULMER, knight.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Ralph, part of the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Isabel the king’s daughter by the king’s commitment, and part in the custody of Ralph de Nevill by demise of the same Isabel. 1 October, 36 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Proof of age made at Spital on the Street, 7 October, 36 Edward III.
John de Holbek of Glaunfordbrig, aged 46 years and more, and William Sparowe of the same, aged 42 years and more, say that the said Ralph was 22 years of age on the feast of St. Ambrose last, having been born at Caysthorp in the parish of Berghton, and baptized in the church of All Saints, Berghton, on the feast of St. Ambrose, 14 Edward III; and this they know because Edmund Paynell, then parson of the church of Berghton, on the day when the said Ralph was baptized caused the day of his birth to be entered in the kalendar of the great portas of the church, which entry they have often seen.
William son of Peter of Scalby, aged 36 years and more, agrees and says that on the following Trinity Sunday his sister Katharine was married to John de la Chaumbre.
Thomas Cokheved, aged 40 years, agrees and says that at the time of the birth he was in the wardship of Ralph de Bulmer, the heir’s father, and was dwelling at Caysthorp, so that he well remembers that the heir is of full age.
Richard de Belewe of Scalby, aged 38 years and more, agrees and says that on Monday before Ascension day after the birth Alan Belewe his father was drowned in the mill-pond of Caysthorp in coming from Caysthorp manor to Scalby.
Peter del Spitell, aged 46 years, and Richard son of John of the same, aged 53 years, agree and say that on Tuesday before Ascension day after the birth they were sworn upon the view of the body of the aforesaid Alan Belewe, drowned at Caysthorp, before Robert de Grenefeld, coroner in the West Riding of Lincolnshire.
Thomas Benet, aged 46 years and more, and Richard Cadan of Messyngham, aged 50 years and more, agree and say that on the day of the birth they were dwelling in service (officio) with Edmund Paynell, then parson of the church of Berghton, Thomas as yeoman and Richard as chamberlain.
Walter Mous, aged 58 years, and William de Barton of Glaun-fordbrig, aged 48 years, agree and say that at the feast of SS. Peter and Paul after the birth there was a great flood of the water of Ancoln and a mighty tempest of wind, which broke the bridge and causeway of Glauntfordbrig and carried away stacks of peat (turbarum) and the fish in the stews in the gardens of many people living there.
John Saunfayle, aged 52 years, agrees and says that on Thursday after the Nativity of St. John the Baptist after the birth his son John was born at Berghton and baptized in the church there, and he is now 22 years of age and more.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (3.)
377. ROBERT BROTHER AND HEIR OF JOHN DE TIBETOT.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Robert, brother and heir of John de Tibetot the son and heir of Margaret one of the daughters and heirs of Giles de Badlesmere, part of the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Isabel the king’s daughter and part in the custody of William Deyncourt. 26 October, 36 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Proof of age made at Nettlested, 2 November, 36 Edward III.
Richard Lampet says that the said Robert was born in the town of Nettlested and baptized in the church there on Monday the feast of St. Barnabas, 15 Edward III, and is 21 years of age and more. He knows this because he purchased his manor in Bramford at Easter before the birth.
Roger Bernard agrees and says that at the feast of the Purification before the birth he started on his way to Santiago.
William Wodeward agrees and says that at the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist after the birth he married Alice his wife.
John Hayl agrees and says that at Michaelmas before the birth his son John was born.
Adam atte Croos agrees and says that at Christmas after the birth the church of Hintlesham was made (sic).
Simon Vincent agrees and says that at Easter after the birth he built a new grange.
Alexander Sampson agrees and says that at the feast of the Conception of the Virgin Mary before the birth Ellen his daughter was married.
Ralph Spake agrees and says that at the feast of St. Peter’s Chains after the birth Katharine his wife died.
Henry Laurence agrees and says that in the same year that the heir was born he married Alice his wife.
John Caldecote agrees and says that at Easter before the birth he made a dovecot.
Nicholas Seylemere agrees and says that at the said feast of St. Barnabas his son Richard was born.
Matthew Bernard agrees and says that at the feast of St. James after the birth he married Agnes his wife.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (4.)
378. THOMAS LATYMER SON AND HEIR OF WARIN LATYMER.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Thomas, who claims the lands of his inheritance, both those late of his father and those which Katharine Latymer, his mother, held jointly with his father; the proof to be taken in presence of John atte Lee, steward of the lands of Philippa queen of England, the king’s consort, to whom the king committed the custody of the lands so held by the said Katharine. 10 October, 36 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Proof of age (indented) taken at Rothewell, 18 November, 36 Edward III.
John Cusin, aged 60 years, says that the said Thomas was born at Braybrok on Monday the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 15 Edward III, and was baptized the same day in the church there; and this he knows because he was steward of the lands of Warin Latymer the father in that year.
Roger Valoun, aged 50 years, agrees and says that in the same year he married Christiana his wife at Kaylmersch.
Stephen Ferour, aged 56 years, agrees and says that in that year he was smith to Warin the father, and for a long time after.
Adam Chaumberleyn, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that in that year he was chamberlain to Warin the father.
Robert Ostel, aged 54 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year he acquired a messuage in Desburgh from John Hikedon.
Philip Berd, aged 60 years, agrees and says that in the same year Joan his sister was married to Nicholas Alderman at Braybrok.
John le Smytht, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year John de Oxingdon was parish chaplain there and baptized the said Thomas as above.
Henry Clech, aged 58 years and more, agrees and says that in that year he was in service with Warin the father as keeper of his palfreys.
Richard Valoun, aged 48 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year Laurence Valoun gave to Roger his son, and Christiana his wife, all his lands in Braybrok in fee tail, by a fine in the king’s court.
Ralph Botreux, aged 66 years, agrees and says that in the same year he was in service with Warin the father as falconer.
William le Smyth, aged 42 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year he was bailiff of Warin the father of his manor of Braybrok and made account, and upon that account was 20l. in arrear, for which he was arrested by his body and sent to Northampton gaol until he should pay the aforesaid money in full.
Walter de Pisseford, aged 60 years, agrees and says that in that year the church of the same town was void, and Robert Valoun, chaplain, was presented and inducted the same year.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (5.)
379. JOAN DAUGHTER OF THOMAS CHASTELAYNE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Joan, kinswoman and one of the heirs of Emma late wife of Walter Park, who claims her pourparty of the lands which the said Walter held by the courtesy of England after the death of the said Emma, mother (sic) of the same Joan, whose heir Joan is, which are held of the heir of Laurence de Hastynges earl of Pembroke, a minor in the king’s wardship, by knight’s service, and are in the custody of Robert de Wyk by the king’s commitment. 3 July, 36 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Proof of age of the said Joan, wife of Robert Wyke, taken at Sparkeford, Saturday before St. Matthew, 36 Edward III.
William Welde, aged 40 years and more, says that she is of full age, to wit, 14 years and more, and was so on Saturday the feast of St. Gregory, 36 Edward III, having been born at Dunynton on that feast, 22 Edward III, and baptized in the church of St. Nicholas there, and that he was present at the baptism, and that, on being asked by Thomas Chasteleyn, her father, to be her godfather, he flatly refused because it was possible that he might survive the said Thomas and marry Isabel, the latter’s wife.
John Leddred, aged 38 years and more, agrees and says that on the Monday after the birth of the said Joan he held a court at Dunynton, and after holding the court he visited Isabel, the mother, in her childbed, and she gave him a silk purse that he might bear witness and remember the age of her daughter.
Nicholas Cadebury, aged 35 years and more, agrees and says that on the Sunday after the birth he came to the house of Thomas the father and was making a plan for the building of his hall (aulam suam ad faciend’ ymaginabat), and the said Thomas gave him an axe with a cord (asia) to bear witness and remember the age of his daughter Joan.
John Bruyn, aged 30 years and more, agrees and says that on the day of the baptism he went into the park of Donyate with Thomas Chasteleyn, and there they killed a doe with their bows and arrows, and Thomas gave him the skin of the same doe to bear witness to the truth of the age of his daughter.
John Vincent, aged 32 years, agrees and says that he was present at the baptism and, being asked by Thomas the father to be godfather, he agreed and was godfather, and the said Thomas gave him two cartloads (fn. 2) of wood to bear witness &c.
John Smyth of Lovynton, aged 40 years and more, Richard Large, aged 37 years, Simon Prat, aged 30 years and more, and John Smyth of Cadebury, aged 38 years, agree and say that Robert atte Pyle, rector of the church of Croukern, sold them all the tithes from a field called ‘Asshlond’ in the parish of Croukern for a whole year on the day the said Joan was baptized, at which baptism they were present, and in the church of Dunynton they caused the deed of sale to be read as security for the keeping of the agreement, and the deed is dated 22 Edward III.
John Molyns, aged 50 years, John Proude, aged 40 years, and Philip Howell, aged 36 years, agree and say that John, vicar of Combe St. Nicholas, sold them a grange and gave them as security for possession a bond which is dated the day of the aforesaid birth.
The escheator gave notice to Robert Wyke by John Pounsound, and he came and had nothing to say why she should not be of full age.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (6.)
380. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF RALPH DE BEREWYK.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, (whose father held of the king as of the manor of Moreholm, late of William de Coucy, which is now in the king’s hand), the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of John de Dalton, knight. 28 June, 36 Edward III.
(Endorsed.) The escheator warned John de Dalton, knight, to be present by Roger de Ellale and Thomas de Steresacre, but he did not trouble to come.
LANCASTER. Proof of age taken at Preston in Amondrenesse, Saturday after the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 36 Edward III.
John de Barton, aged 50 years, says that the said John was born at Little Carleton in Amondrenesse on Wednesday the eve of Ascension day, 14 Edward III, and was baptized in the church of Poulton. William de Preston, chaplain, lifted him from the sacred font, and John de Carleton and John de Staynolf were his godfathers. He was 21 years of age on the eve of Ascension day, 35 Edward III, and the witness knows this because in the same week in which the said heir was born he had a daughter Alina born, since which time 22 years and more have passed.
John de Etheliston, aged 54 years, agrees and says that in the same month in which the said John was born he had a son Robert dead and buried in the churchyard of Preston church.
John le Botiler, aged 42 years, agrees and says that in the same fortnight in which the said John was born he had his mother Cecily dead and buried in the churchyard of Poulton church, more than 22 years ago.
Ralph de Frekilton, aged 59 years, agrees and says that in the same year as the said John was born he had a son Robert born.
Roger de Etheliston, aged 56 years, agrees and says that on the day of the birth he married Anabilla his wife at the church of Preston.
Adam de Quityngham (?), aged 58 years, agrees and says that on Whitsunday after the birth his brother was killed at the church (?) of Gosnargh.
Robert de Haldeleghe, aged 57 years, agrees and says that in that year he was the king’s bailiff in the wapentake of Amondrenesse, and received a distraint for green-wax at the town of Little Carleton on the said Wednesday of the birth.
Nicholas de Brokholys, aged 40 years, agrees and says that within ten days of the birth his father, Adam de Brokholis, completed (levavit) the newly built hall of his manor at Brokholis.
Robert de Midilton, aged 48 years, agrees and says that on Thursday in Whitsun week after the birth he had a son William dead and buried in the churchyard of Garestang church, 22 years ago.
John de Thorneton, aged 41 years, agrees and says that within a month of the birth he had his father Laurence dead and buried in the church of Poulton.
Roger del Wych, aged 49 years, agrees and says that …..
William de Warburton, aged 43 years, agrees ……..
C. Edw. III. File 172. (7.)
381. ALICE DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF JOHN DE BROMLEYE.
Writ to the escheator, on the petition of John de Froddesham, who has married the said Alice, to take proof of her age, the lands of her inheritance being in the custody of Humphrey de Swynnerton by the king’s commitment. 17 October, 36 Edward III.
(Endorsed.) Certificate that Humphrey de Swynnerton was warned by Thomas Rook and Roger Bache, but was unwilling to be present.
STAFFORD. Proof of age taken at Blemenhull, 1 November, 36 Edward III.
Roger de Pycheford, aged 50 years and more, says that the said Alice was born at Bromleye, co. Stafford, on 31 October, 21 Edward III, and was baptized in the church of Eccleshale, the parish church of Bromleye, and that Stephen de Bromleye and Alice de Stodleye lifted her from the sacred font. She was 15 years of age on 31 October last, and this he knows because Richard his father was buried in the church of Eccleshale on the day she was baptized there, and since then 15 years and more have elapsed.
Geoffrey de Conegreve, aged 45 years, agrees and says that he married Agnes daughter of Walter de Bromleye on the same day in the same church.
Thomas Seyncler, aged 42 years, agrees and says that he was present in the church when the said Alice was baptized, having been a guest at the wedding of Geoffrey de Conegreve.
Thomas de Walton, aged 44 years, agrees and says that on the day the said Alice was born he received land of John her father in his court of Bromleye.
Richard de Bruynton, aged 41 years, agrees and says that on the day of the birth his uncle William was taken and imprisoned at Stafford by the king’s writ.
William de Stretton, aged 38 years, agrees and says that in the same (word omitted) in which the said Alice was born he had a sister Katharine born, who is now 15 years of age and more.
William Freman, aged 39 years, agrees and says that on the day the said Alice was born he had a brother John made a regular canon in the abbey of Lyllyshull.
William de Stowe, aged 56 years, agrees and says that on the day the said Alice was born his brother Richard was killed at Eccleshale.
Richard de Wolaston, aged 46 years, agrees and says that on the day the said Alice was born he purchased for himself a corrody in the abbey of Lylleshull.
John de Aston, aged 55 years, agrees and says that Roger then bishop of Chester gave the prebend of Tervyn to his brother John on the same day.
Adam Cok, aged 53 years, agrees and says that on the same day he had a daughter Juliana made a nun in the priory of ‘blakladys’ of Bruwode.
Roger de Weston, aged 40 years, agrees and says that on the same day he was before Robert de Aston, then coroner, on an inquest as to the death of John Wyld, who was killed there, taken at Eccleshale.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (8.)
382. ALICE CORNEWALEYS AND ISABEL HER SISTER, DAUGHTERS AND HEIRS OF THOMAS CORNEWALEYS.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Alice and Isabel, whose father held of the heir of William de Roos, late a minor in the king’s wardship, the lands of their inheritance being in the custody of John de Gerwardby by the king’s commitment. 20 May, 36 Edward III.
(Endorsed.) Certificate that John de Gerwardby was warned to be present at the proof of age of Alice by William Gascoigne and Roger de Quixley, and that he was present and made no objection. Isabel sister of the said Alice is dead.
YORK. Proof of age of Alice Cornwaleys taken at York, Tuesday the eve of SS. Peter and Paul, 36 Edward III.
Robert de Donyby, aged 41 years, says that Alice was born at Acclum on Friday after the Assumption, 11 Edward III, and was baptized in the church there, and that Alexander, then vicar of the same church, and Alice de Bernevill lifted her from the sacred font, and that she was 24 years of age on Friday after the Assumption last. He knows this because in the week in which she was born he went to Canterbury on pilgrimage with his father and others, and that is 24 years and more ago.
William de Lillyng, aged 40 years, agrees and says that in the month in which she was born he was married to Margaret his wife, and that is 24 years and more ago.
John de Friston, aged 42 years, agrees and says that in the same month he had a sister Joan made a nun in the priory of Watton.
Robert de Levenyng, aged 40 years, agrees and says that in the same month he had a brother William dead and buried in the same church of Acclum.
John de Foxholes, aged 48 years, agrees and says that in the same month Alice his mother died and was buried in the church of Foxholes.
Thomas de Lokton, aged 50 years, agrees and says that in the same month he had a daughter Katharine dead and buried in the parish church of Malton.
John Wascelyn, aged 48 years, agrees and says that in the year in which Alice was born he had a brother William dead and buried in the church of Folketon.
John Brett, aged 38 years, agrees and says that in the month in which Alice was born he had a sister Juliana born, who is now 24 years old and more.
Peter Sabbe, aged 40 years, agrees and says that in the year in which she was born he had a brother John made a canon in the priory of Malton.
Adam de Fenton, aged 46 years, agrees and says that in the month in which she was born he had a brother William made a canon in the priory of Wartre.
Richard Dryng, aged 41 years, agrees and says that in the year in which she was born he had a brother Robert die.
John de Levenyng, aged 58 years, agrees and says that in the same year his mother Juliana died and was buried in the churchyard of Acclum church.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (9.)
383. ROBERT SON AND HEIR OF ROBERT DE WASSYNGLEYE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Robert, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of the executors of the testament of John de Wynewyk. 28 July, 36 Edward III.
HUNTINGDON. Proof of age taken at Abbot’s Riptone, Sunday the eve of the Assumption, 36 Edward III.
Robert Collusson says that the said Robert was born in the town of Wassyngleye and baptized in the church there on Tuesday before the Invention of the Holy Cross 21 years ago. This he knows because Margaret mother of the said Robert died about the feast of St. Peter’s Chains 8 years ago, and he heard her say that her son was then 13 years of age and more.
Robert Bemys agrees and says that Gumphrey (Gumfridus) the clerk wrote the date of the birth in a missal of the said church.
Walter Wastel agrees and says that Maud late the wife of Edward de Pabenham has a son who was born on the same day and baptized in the same church.
William Tyffen agrees and says that in the same year he came to the court of the lord of the aforesaid town and received of him a messuage and a virgate of land by the house of the father of the said Robert.
Robert Suffyn agrees and says that he had a daughter born in the second week after the said Robert’s birth, who was baptized in the same church.
John Conquest agrees and says that John Person died in the same year and he (John Conquest) wrote his testament.
John Andrew agrees and says that in the same year he alienated a messuage and 10a. land to John atte Church for a term of 16 years.
Robert Langeton agrees and says that Robert Dengayne died about the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross 14 years ago, and that before the day of his death (recepcionis sue) he said that the said heir was 7 years of age and more.
Walter Rauf agrees and says that his father was godfather of the said Robert and gave him a white cow with a white calf.
Hugh Numan agrees and says that in the same year the parishioners of the town made a new soller (solarium) before the cross, and the father of the heir while he lived maintained a lamp burning before the cross.
John Haddon agrees and says that the rector of the church was without a clerk, and he ran so hurriedly after a clerk that he fell into a pit (foviam) and was nearly drowned.
John Stokeman agrees and says that Geoffrey Stokeman had a messuage and a croft by the orchard of the heir’s father, and sold it in the same year to John Muleward for a certain sum of money and made a charter thereof, by the date of which he remembers the age of the heir.
This proof of age was made in presence of the executors of John de Wynewik, who made no objection.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (10.)
384. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF THOMAS DE NEVILL of Faldyngworth.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, the lands of whose inheritance are in the king’s custody. 24 October, 36 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Proof of age taken at Lincoln, Monday after St. Andrew, 36 Edward III.
Robert Brand of Faldyngworth, aged 54 years and more, Thomas Stayle of the same, aged 42 years and more, Nicholas Chaumpenay of the same, aged 38 years and more, John son of Nicholas of the same, aged 46 years and more, and John Smyth of the same, aged 56 years and more, say that the said John was 21 years of age on Monday after Michaelmas, 36 Edward III, having been born at Faldyngworth and baptized in All Saints’ church there on Monday after Michaelmas, 15 Edward III. This they know because William de Carleton, then parson of the church of Faldyngworth, godfather of the said John, wrote the day and year of the birth in the white missal of the church, which writing they have often seen and read.
Thomas del Ile, aged 54 years and more, and Robert Spenser of Boselyngethorp, aged 46 years and more, agree and say that Millicent del Ile, sister of the said Thomas and kinswoman of the said Robert, was the heir’s nurse and fed him with her milk, whereby they remember well that the heir is of full age, because John, son of the said Millicent, of whose milk the heir was fed, is 22 years of age and more.
Robert Smyth, aged 53 years and more, and Hugh de Normanby, aged 48 years and more, agree and say that William son of the said Robert was born at the feast of the Ascension before the birth of the heir, and Cecily daughter of the said Hugh was born on Thursday after St. Luke after the birth of the heir, and William and Cecily are now of full age.
John de Croft of Ouneby, aged 49 years and more, and William de Hochoun of Snyterby, aged 55 years and more, agree and say that they were serving Thomas de Nevill, the heir’s father, at the time of the birth as workmen (artifices) at Faldyngworth, and worked for him the timber of the great south barn in his manor of Faldyngworth, which work they finished about the feast of SS. Simon and Jude next after the birth of the heir.
Thomas de Neuton, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that on the day of the birth he went to Sniterby and fetched John son of Roger de Nevill to come to Faldyngworth to be the other godfather of the heir.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (11.)
385. WALTER DANSEYE BROTHER AND HEIR OF WILLIAM DANSEYE BROTHER AND HEIR OF JOHN DANSEYE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Walter, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of William bishop of Winchester by the king’s commitment. 26 October, 36 Edward III.
WILTS. Proof of age made at Westbury, 6 December, 36 Edward III.
Nicholas Brok, aged 40 years and more, says that the said Walter is 22 years of age and more, having been born at Dulton on the eve of St. Nicholas, 14 Edward III, and baptized in a chapel of St. Nicholas in the same town, which is of the parish of Westbury. This he knows because on that day he met Walter de Park, who told him that he was godfather of the said Walter Danseye and had held him at the sacred font.
John Durewyne, aged 41 years and more, agrees and says that in crossing the road in the said town he saw the said Walter being carried in a woman’s arms past the cemetery to the house of Richard Danseye his father, and the woman told him that he had been baptized.
Richard atte Grove, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day he was at the house of Richard Danseye the father very early in the morning, and Margaret, daughter of the same Richard, came from her chamber and told him that ‘she had a brother then born, for which God be thanked.’
John Herkedale and Thomas Durle, both 42 years of age and more, agree and say that on the same day they met Walter Shereueton at Westbury about the hour of vespers, who told them that he had that day laid his hand on a son of Richard Danseye at the sacred font, who was named Walter.
John Everard, John Jaunes, Thomas Reynald and Richard de Pounde, all 43 years of age and more, agree and say that on the aforesaid day Richard Danseye hunted the fox at la Holte in the same county, and they were there to clip the hedges (pro haiis picchand’) and for the hunt, and there came one William Workman and said to the aforesaid Richard ‘My lord, do you wish to hear news ?’ and he answered ‘Friend, what news ?’ and William related to the whole company that Richard the day before had a son born at Dulton and baptized on the same day, and that he had seen him. And Richard gave him 40d. for his account.
John Brok, William Athelm and William Baillif, all 44 years of age and more, agree and say that they were present in the chapel and heard the mass when the heir was baptized.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (12.)
386. MARGARET DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF THOMAS DANIEL AND ISABEL his wife.
Writ to the escheator, on the petition of John son of John de Radeclyf who has married the said Margaret, to take proof of her age, the lands of her inheritance being in the custody of Thomas de Lucy, knight, by demise of John de Wynwyk, to whom the king committed the same. 10 July, 36 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Carlisle, Monday after Michaelmas, 36 Edward III.
John de Ireby, aged 40 years and more, says that the said Margaret was born at Bradleye, co. Chester, on Monday after Ascension day, 22 Edward III, and was baptized the same day in the parish church of Lymme in the same county. This he knows because he saw by an inquisition taken before the escheator in that county on Wednesday after St. Peter’s Chains last upon her age that she was 14 years of age on Monday after Ascension day last.
William del Dykes, Walter del Flate, Thomas de Crosseby, Thomas de Lowthr, Walter de Bampton, Clement de Croffton, Michael del Sandes, Alan de Stokedalle, Nicholas de Brayton, Adam de Brounffeld and Gilbert Taunterel agree, and say that she was found to be 3 years of age by an inquisition taken at Carlisle before Thomas de Lucy, knight, then escheator, on Saturday after the Purification, 24 Edward III.
Thomas de Lucy, knight, was warned to be present by Thomas de Skelton and William de Lowthr of the county of Cumberland, and the said Thomas de Skelton was present in his name and made no objection.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (13.)
387. MAUD DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF WILLIAM DE LA CARVAILL.
Writ to the escheator, on the petition of Robert de Haldenby, who has married the said Maud, whose father held of the heir of Laurence de Hastynges earl of Pembroke, a minor in the king’s wardship, to take proof of her age, the lands of her inheritance being in the custody of John de la Carvaill by the king’s commitment. 18 October, 36 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Proof of age (indented) taken at Wendlingburgh, 14 November, 36 Edward III, in the presence of John de la Carvaill.
Peter de Thorp, aged 56 years, says that she was born at Earl’s Barton and baptized in the church there on Monday before All Saints, 17 Edward III; and this he knows because in the same year he was steward with the aforesaid William, her father.
William Baillif, aged 46 years, agrees and says that in the same year he started for Gascony to fetch wines to England.
John le Wright, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year he purchased in fee a messuage and a carucate of land.
Simon Symcok, aged 50 years, agrees and says that in the same year Richard de Thorp, clerk, was presented to the church of Barton aforesaid by the abbess of Delapré (de Pratis), Northampton, and inducted.
Simon Ketel, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that he was present in the church when she was baptized.
John Carvill, aged 58 years, agrees and says that in the same year he married Roger his elder son.
John Cole, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year he came to the aforesaid town and he has passed his life there since.
John Sokeman, aged 53 years, agrees and says that in the same year he was at Berwick at the king’s wages to guard that town for the king’s service.
John atte Grene, aged 51 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year he was robbed, bound and mutilated by thieves in the forest of Cleve.
William le Smyth, aged 54 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year his son Richard was made a friar at Lincoln and professed in the order of St. Augustine.
William Broun, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year William de la Carvaill, the father, purchased in fee a water-mill at the aforesaid town of Barton and had it rebuilt (de novo reparare).
William Raynold, aged 42 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year he brought Alice his first wife to Assheby in the same county to dwell there.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (14.)
388. JOHN DE MARKESHALE SON AND HEIR OF ARTHUR DE MARKESHALE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of William de Russhebrok by the king’s commitment. 8 July, 36 Edward III.
(Endorsed.) Certificate that William de Russhebrok was warned by Simon Lonye and John Gerveys to be at Chelmerford on 13 July last, and that he was present and made no objection to the proof of age.
ESSEX. Proof of age (fn. 3) taken at Chelmerford, 13 July, 36 Edward III.
Edmund Boteler says that the said John was born at Markeshale and baptized in the font of the church there, and was 21 years of age at the feast of the Purification last. This he knows because at the said feast of the Purification on which the said John was born he started for (perexit ad) Santiago, and so the age of the said John runs in his memory.
John de Barenton agrees and says that in the year in which the said John was born he rebuilt (de novo construxit) a barn.
Geoffrey Morlyng says that the said John is 21 years of age and more, and this he knows because in the same year as John was born he married his wife.
Walter Adam agrees and says that in the same year his daughter Margery was born.
William Clement agrees and says that his daughter Joan was married in the same year.
Roger Andrew agrees and says that he purchased 40a. land in Markeshale in the same year.
Richard atte Well agrees and says that in the same year the belfry of Nottele was made.
Nicholas atte Lowold agrees and says that in the same year William his son was born.
Robert Gildenhele agrees and says that in the same year the church of Fynchingfeld was rebuilt (de novo facta).
Gilbert Chittok agrees and says that in the same year he crossed the sea to Flanders.
Roger Petteworth agrees and says that in the same year he rebuilt (de novo construxit) his hall.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (15.)
389. MARGARET ONE OF THE DAUGHTERS AND HEIRS OF OLIVER SON OF OLIVER DE DYNHAM.
Writ to the escheator, on the petition of William de Asthorp, who has married the said Margaret, to take proof of her age, the lands of her inheritance being in the custody of the said William by demise of Guy de Bruyenne, who had the same by the king’s commitment. 6 May, 36 Edward III.
DEVON. Proof of age taken at Hemyok, Tuesday in Whitsun week, 36 Edward III.
Roger Colehay, aged 60 years and more, says that the said Margaret is 15 years of age and more, having been born at Hemyok and baptized in the church there on Monday the feast of St. Margaret, 21 Edward III. This he knows because Oliver her father asked the then rector of the church to write in the missal there the day and year of her birth, which day and year are still written in the missal.
Thomas Elisaundre, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he was at dinner at Hemyok on the day of the birth with Oliver the father.
Richard Coterel, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that on the morrow of St. Margaret, 21 Edward III, he met William de Aumarle at Lovepitte coming from Hemyok, who there told him of the birth of the said Margaret and that he was her godfather.
Stephen Kyng, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that on the same Monday he was at dinner with Geoffrey Malherbe at Fyneton, and there he was informed of the birth of the said Margaret.
Stephen Coterel, aged 48 years and more, agrees and says that on the same Monday he was at Okampton with Hugh de Corteney earl of Devon to hunt there, and there the earl was informed of the birth.
John de Myncomb, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that he was with Oliver, the father of Margaret, on the same day, who conveyed to him for a term of 40 years a carucate of land in Hemyok, and by the date of the deed he knows the age.
Henry Pyl, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that on Thursday after St. Margaret in the aforesaid year, 21 Edward III, he married Joan atte Doune.
William Pygesdon, aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that on the same Monday Robert Pygesdon his father died and made him executor, and by the date of the testament he knows the age.
John Maister, aged 57 years and more, Thomas Hunte, aged 52 years and more, Thomas Hurt, aged 62 years and more, and John Haukeford, aged 56 years and more, agree and say that on the same Monday Oliver, father of the said Margaret, sold to them by indenture all the wools he had of his own shearing in the county of Devon, so that each sack should be weighed by the trone, and by the date of the indenture they know the age.
The escheator caused William Asthorp to be warned to be present.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (16.)
390. JOHN STRECH SON AND HEIR OF JOHN STRECH, knight.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, the lands of whose inheritance are in the king’s custody. 7 December, 36 Edward III.
DORSET. Proof of age taken at Wambrok, 13 December, 36 Edward III.
Thomas atte Logge, aged 50 years and more, says that the said John is of full age, to wit 21 years and more, and was so on the eighth day after the Assumption, 36 Edward III, having been born at Wambrok on the eighth day after the Assumption, 15 Edward III, and baptized in St. Mary’s church there. He knows this because he was present at the baptism, and on the same day held a court there, and so by the date of the court roll the age of the said John is known to him.
John Norreys the elder, aged 60 years, and John Norreys the younger, aged 55 years and more, agree and say that they were present at the baptism, and in returning together to their own homes they were wounded by robbers.
William Larkestoke, aged 55 years, John Larkestoke, aged 50 years, and Thomas Bosard, aged 40 years and more, agree and say that on the day of the baptism William, formerly vicar of the church of Combe St. Nicholas, sold to them by his writing all the tithes and other profits of the church for a whole year. They were present at the baptism and had the writing read in the church of Wambrok on the same day as security for the keeping of the agreement. The date of the writing was 15 Edward III.
Adam le Hare, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day John Strech, knight, the father, gave him a cartload of wood to witness and bear in mind the age of his son John.
John Knolle, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that on Saturday after the birth he was hunting on la Downe by Cherde with John Strech, the father, who gave him a white greyhound to bear in mind his son’s age.
Adam Oliver, aged 50 years, Robert le Hare, aged 42 years, William Dunham, aged 60 years, and John Britz, aged 52 years and more, agree and say that Adam, formerly rector of the church of Cherde, sold them a grange for a sum of money paid beforehand, and gave them a bond for security dated on the day of the birth.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (17.)
391. ROBERT SON AND HEIR OF ROBERT LE SAY.
Writ to the escheator in co. Salop to take proof of the age of the said Robert, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Matthew de Foulhurst by the king’s commitment. The said Robert was born at Morton Say and baptized in the church there, as it is said. 28 May, 36 Edward III.
(Endorsed.) Certificate by the escheator that Matthew de Foulhurst is dead, and that the escheator warned Margaret, late his wife, and Thomas le Say, his executors, by Robert de Morton and John de Wemme, to be present. They were present and made no objection.
Proof of age missing.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (18.)
392. ROBERT LE NOBLE.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Robert, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 1 August, 36 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. taken at Salisbury, 20 August, 36 Edward III.
Newynton Tony. A messuage, 15a. arable and 2a. meadow, held of Humphrey de Bohun, kinsman [and heir of Humphrey] de Bohun, late earl of Hereford, a minor in the king’s wardship, by service of a fortieth part of a knight’s fee; and a messuage and 2 virgates of land, held of Ralph de Wolverton by [service of 5s. yearly (fn. 4) ]. The 2 virgates contain 44a., and there are 4a. meadow.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 24 September, 35 Edward III. Joan, aged 16 years, and Alice, aged 15 years and more, his daughters, are his heirs.
The escheator has been in possession since his death, and the king has received the issues and profits.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (19.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 20. (11.)
393. JOHN NOTELYN.
Writ, 28 January, 36 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Gloucester, Thursday the morrow of St. Laurence, 36 Edward III.
Stanleye. A messuage, 60a. land, 1a. meadow and 2a. wood, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Wednesday after Michaelmas last. John his son, aged a quarter of a year, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (20.)
394. RICHARD SON OF ADAM NAYLLERE, or NAYLERE.
Writ to the mayor of London, 4 October, 36 Edward III.
(Endorsed.) The lands &c. mentioned in the inquisition have been taken into the king’s hand.
LONDON. Inq. taken 20 June, 36 Edward III.
Parish of St. Giles without Crepelgate in the suburb. A tenement worth 10s. yearly if repaired and let, held of the king in chief in free burgage, as is the whole city.
He had no other lands &c. within the liberty of the city.
He died in 23 Edward III without heir.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (21.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 22. (10.)
395. JOHN DE NAILLYNGHERST.
Writ, 6 March, 36 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Branktre, (fn. 5) 4 April, 36 Edward III.
Felsted. A messuage, 60a. land, 5a. meadow, 3a. wood and 30d. rent, held of the king in chief by service of finding a stable for a horse when the king shall pass through the countryside.
He died on Saturday before St. Matthew last. Thomas his son, aged 24 years and more, who is beyond the seas, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 172. (22.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. 132. (10th entry.)
396. JOHN DE NORWICO, knight.
Writ, 1 October, 36 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Fakenham, 12 October, 36 Edward III.
Sculthorp. The manor (extent given, including 5a. marsh, a water-mill and a leet held about Midsummer), held of the king in chief by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Great Massyngham. Edward II gave to Walter de Norwico, father of the deceased, and his heirs, all the lands &c. late of Thomas de Weylond in Great Massyngham, to hold of the king at fee-farm, rendering 8 marks yearly at the Exchequer, and this fee-farm the present king gave by charter to the prioress and nuns of Brodholm. These lands &c. descended to the deceased after the death of his father.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
The said John died on 15 August last. John son of his son Walter, aged 14 years and more, married to Wolrina daughter of Miles de Stapilton two years and more ago, is his heir.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Beclis, 8 October, 36 Edward III.
Ilketelishale. The manor, held jointly for life by the deceased and Margery his wife, who survives, by a fine levied in the king’s court, with remainder to Walter their son and the heirs male of his body. The manor is held of William Trussel, service not known.
Shipmedwe. The manor, with 3 carucates of land in Metyngham, Shipmedwe, Ilketelishale, Barsham, and Becclis, held jointly as above by a fine, with remainder as above. The manor is held of William Trussel, service not known. A carucate of the three, in Metyngham, on 30a. of which a fort (castellum) has been built by the deceased, is held of John de Lenne, clerk, as of his manor of Bardol … (the rest torn away).
C. Edw. III. File 172. (23.)

Footnotes

  • 1. Enough remains of this fragment to identify it as the original of the Exchequer copy given below.
  • 2. The word is carucatas, almost certainly a mistake for carectatas.
  • 3. Only eleven jurors give evidence.
  • 4. The words in square brackets are supplied from the Exchequer inquisition.
  • 5. The Exchequer inquisition is dated at Chelmesford, 6 May, 36 Edward III, and gives the date of death as 19 February last. “St. Matthew” in the text is obviously a mistake for St. Matthias (February 24).