Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 176

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M. C. B. Dawes, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 176', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 11, Edward III, (London, 1935) pp. 350-363. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol11/pp350-363 [accessed 18 May 2024].

M. C. B. Dawes. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 176", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 11, Edward III, (London, 1935) 350-363. British History Online, accessed May 18, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol11/pp350-363.

Dawes, M. C. B.. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 176", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 11, Edward III, (London, 1935). 350-363. British History Online. Web. 18 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol11/pp350-363.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 176

462. THOMAS BEAUCOLE of Butterwyk.
Writ after the death of the said Thomas, who held of the heir of William baron of Graystoke. 10 August, 36 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, Wednesday before Palm Sunday, 37 Edward III.
Butterwyk in Crendale Lyth. A messuage and 6 bovates of land, held by the deceased jointly with Margaret his wife, who survives, to them and the heirs of the deceased, of the heir of William baron of Greystok, a minor in the king’s wardship, by fealty and service of 19s. 6d. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Sunday in the fourth week of Lent, 36 Edward III. John son of the said Thomas and Margaret, aged 10 years and more, is their heir.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (1.)
463. KATHARINE LATE THE WIFE OF CONSTANTINE DE CLIFTON.
Writ, 20 January, 36 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, 10 April, 37 Edward III.
Hundmanby. Lands &c. which have been for many years in the hands of tenants at will rendering 108s. 2 1/2d., held by the deceased jointly with Constantine her late husband, to them and the heirs of their bodies, of the king in chief as of the crown, by knight’s service, as a third part of the barony of Hundmanby.
Hundmanby and elsewhere. Four carucates of land, held of her in service by divers free tenants by knight’s service.
She held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
She died on 14 December last, as the jurors understand. John son of the said Constantine and Katharine, aged 8 years on the feast of the Assumption last, is their heir.
Writ, 20 January, 36 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Shellegh, 3 February, 37 Edward III.
Shellegh. A third part of the manor (extent given), held jointly with the said Constantine by gift of Adam de Clifton, knight, to them and the heirs of their bodies. The third part is held of the prior of Buttele by service of 17s. 4d. yearly. The extent mentions a leet held on the feast of St. Andrew.
She died on Wednesday the feast of the Holy Innocents last. Heir as above.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Little Waltham, 1 February, 37 Edward III.
Little Waltham. The manor (extent given), held jointly as last above, with the king’s licence. The manor is held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Tatishale, service not known.
Date of death and heir as last above.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (2.)
464. ALICE ATTE CHAUMBRE of Weston Underhegge.
Writ, 3 June, 36 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Gloucester, 4 April, 37 Edward III.
Weston Underegge. Three messuages, 2 1/2 virgates of land and 7a. meadow, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on Thursday after St. Nicholas last. Sibyl Pope her sister, William de Acton son of Katharine her sister, Alice de Bentham, Margery de Bentham and Elizabeth de Bentham, daughters of Agnes de Bentham her sister, and Joan daughter of John Solers the son of Margery her sister, all of full age except Joan, who is 6 years old, are her heirs.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (3.)
465. ROGER SON OF NICHOLAS DE HILDERSKELF.
Writ after the death of the said Roger, who held of the heir of William baron of Greystok. 14 October, 36 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at Malton, 14 March, 37 Edward III.
Hilderskelf. A messuage and 2 bovates of land, held of the heir of William baron of Greistok, a minor in the king’s wardship, by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 2 June, 36 Edward III. Christiana daughter of Robert de Hildreskelf, his kinswoman, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (4.)
466. HUGH DE HORCHE, kinsman and heir of Philip de Upton.
Writ after the death of the said Hugh, who died a minor in the king’s wardship. 8 February, 36 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. made at Cherlton by Hungurford, 20 March, 37 Edward III.
Grofton. 14a. land, held of Fulk Fitz Waryn, now of age but at the time of Philip’s death a minor in the king’s wardship, by homage and fealty and by service of 4s. 3d. yearly; and a messuage held of Edith Golfyng’ by service of 4s. 3d.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 10 June, 35 Edward III. Philip son of Hugh le Horch the son of William brother of Robert Horch father of the deceased, aged 23 years, is his kinsman and heir.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (5.)
467. ALAN DE LANGETHWAYT.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Alan, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 5 December, 36 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Carlisle, Saturday before St. Gregory, 37 Edward III.
Corkeby. A capital messuage and half a carucate of poor land, held of the king as of the fees of the manor of Corkeby, which is in the king’s hand by the forfeiture of Andrew de Harcla, by service of rendering yearly 1lb. cummin at Martinmas and 3d. and a pair of gloves at the same feast. The manor came into the king’s hand by the forfeiture of Andrew de Hartecla, knight, after whose death king Edward II gave it to Richard de Salkeld and his heirs, to hold by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee. Alan died at Whitsuntide four years ago, as the jurors understand; and because knights’ fees and advowsons were not named in the king’s charter of feoffment to Richard de Salkeld, the escheator seized the messuage and land into the king’s hand after the death of Alan, and since then the king has received the issues.
Alan held no other lands &c. in the county.
Margaret his daughter, married to William de Hudelston, aged 17 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (6.)
468. WILLIAM PYLATENHALE.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said William, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 20 October, 36 Edward III.
STAFFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Stafford, 20 April, 37 Edward III.
Huntyndon. A messuage and a virgate of land, held of the king in chief by homage and by service of keeping the hay of Teddesley within the forest of Cannok.
Pilatenhale. A messuage and a carucate of land, held jointly with Joan de Pilatenhale, late his wife, who survives, of the abbot of Burton by service of 16s. and two appearances yearly.
Hugh de Wrottesley, knight, received the issues of the above bailiwick and premises in Huntyndon from the time of the death of William until the date of this extent, by the king’s grant. Joan de Pilatenhale received those of the premises in Pilatenhale during the same time as joint feoffee.
William de Pilatenhale died on Friday before the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 23 Edward III. John son of Margaret his sister, aged 23 years and more, and William son of Joan his other sister, aged 15 years on the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross next, are his heirs.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (7.)
469. HUGH DE PLESCY.
Writ of certiorari super vero valore feodorum &c. 5 January, 36 Edward III.
OXFORD. Inq. made at Oxford, 20 May, 37 Edward III.
Herovill. Half a knight’s fee.
Walecote. A sixth part of a knight’s fee.
Cornwell. A sixth part of a knight’s fee.
Cesterton. A tenth part of a knight’s fee.
Thuresmere. Half a knight’s fee.
Fulewell. One knight’s fee.
Herdwyk. One knight’s fee.
Kurtlynton and Little Bereford. A fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Purie and Ledhale. Two knights’ fees.
Little Mynstre. Half a knight’s fee.
Baudyndon. A fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Cesterton. Half a knight’s fee.
Duklynton and Kurtlynton. Two knights’ fees.
Wygenton. Half a knight’s fee.
Shireborn. One knight’s fee.
Weston and Whitefeld. One knight’s fee.
Hensyngton. A sixth part of a knight’s fee.
Wotton. A sixth part of a knight’s fee.
Ardele and Northbrok. One knight’s fee.
Sibbeford. One knight’s fee.
Blechesdon. One knight’s fee.
Bampton and Kenycote. Two knights’ fees.
Elsefeld. Half a knight’s fee.
Bukeshull. One knight’s fee.
Roppeford. Two parts of half a knight’s fee.
Estcote. Two knights’ fees.
Swereford. One knight’s fee.
Tiwe, Edburbury and Swereford. One knight’s fee.
Kudlynton. A tenth part of a knight’s fee.
Grava and Banburgh. A fourth part of a knight’s fee.
The aforesaid fees are worth nothing a year unless perchance one of the tenants dies, in which case wardship and marriage may come to the heirs of the said Hugh by reason of the minority of the heirs of the tenant, or, if those heirs are (sic) minors, a relief or scutage. And so the jurors say that each of the aforesaid fees is worth 100s. a year when it comes into the hands of the heirs of the aforesaid Hugh by reason of the minority of the heirs of the tenant thereof.
The said Hugh held no advowsons of churches in the county.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (8.)
470. RICHARD DE RYLE.
Writ, 20 January, 36 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Newcastle upon Tyne, Thursday in the fourth week of Lent, 37 Edward III.
Little Ryle. The manor (extent given), held of the king in socage by fealty and by service of rendering 20s. yearly at the feasts of St. Cuthbert in March and September.
He held no other lands &c. in the county or elsewhere.
He died on Tuesday before the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last. Elizabeth, aged 30 years, Margery, aged 27 years, Joan, aged 24 years, and Ellen, aged 21 years, his daughters, are his heirs.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (9.)
471. MARGARET LATE THE WIFE OF RALPH EARL OF STAFFORD.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Margaret, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 13 July, 36 Edward III.
STAFFORD. Inq. taken at Stafford, 26 January, 37 Edward III.
She held no lands &c. in the county.
She died on 16 September, 21 Edward III. Hugh son of the aforesaid Ralph and Margaret, of full age, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (10.)
472. THOMAS DE WESCOTE.
Writ, 8 December, 36 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Basyngstok, 5 April, 37 Edward III.
Wolmere and Asshesholte forest. 21a. assarted land, held of the king at fee-farm by service of 7s. payable yearly at Winchester castle by the hands of the sheriff.
Wescote. A messuage, 180a. arable, a dovecot in ruins and 7s. 8d. rent, held of Eustace Dabrigecourt and Elizabeth his wife, as of the earldom of Kent, by service of 50s. yearly.
Colmere. A messuage, 2 carucates of arable and 12d. rent, with the advowson of the church, held of the prior of Poughele by service of 10s. yearly. The 2 carucates contain 200 acres.
Rodbrigg. A yearly rent of 20s. and 2qrs. of salt, held of the same prior as parcel of the premises in Colmere. Pleas &c. of court are worth 6d. yearly.
He died on Friday after the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 35 Edward III. Richard de Wescote his son, aged 25 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (11.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 22. (11.)
473. JOHN BASYNGES SON AND HEIR OF THOMAS BASYNGES.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, the lands of whose inheritance are in his own custody by grant of Henry Pykard, to whom the king committed the custody until the majority of the said John. 23 January, 36 Edward III.
RUTLAND. Proof of age (indented) taken at Empyngham, 16 February, 37 Edward III.
Thomas de Burton, aged 58 years, says that the said John was born at Empyngham on Tuesday the feast of St. Thomas the Martyr, 14 Edward III, and baptized in the church there; and this he knows because Alice Bardy, who is still alive, was the said John’s nurse.
William son of John de Wytewell, aged 46 years, agrees and says that the same John was 8 years old and more in the pestilence, which happened in 23 Edward III.
Bartholomew le Peyntur, aged 60 years, agrees and says that in the same year [in which the said John was born] he married Isabel, his first wife.
Thomas Geffcok, aged 53 years, agrees and says that in 24 Edward III he had by Joan his wife a son John, whose godfather was the same John de Basyng, at that time 9 years old.
Henry de Causton, aged 64 years, agrees and says that his father Reynold, in the same year as the said John was born, purchased in fee 6a. land and meadow of Roger de Denforde, then lord of Horn, in the field of Herdwyk.
Richard Ganter, aged 49 years, agrees and says that in the same year he was bailiff to Thomas de Basyng the father.
Richard Griddele, aged 56 years, agrees and says that Agnes Ganter, sister of the last named Richard, lay at the point of death, and at the time of the baptism of the said John the same Richard came to the church of Empyngham to fetch Thomas, the parish chaplain, to confess her.
John Freman, aged 40 years, agrees and says that in the same year he left the town of Wytewell for Empyngham, where he has dwelt ever since with his family.
Robert Willyngham, aged 50 years, agrees and says that in the same year he was a minor in the wardship of Roger de Denforde, to whom custody of his lands and his marriage belonged.
Gilbert de Culhull, aged 45 years, agrees and says that in 21 Edward III he was a minor in the wardship of Richard de Wytewell, then rector of the church there, and in the same year married Agnes kinswoman of the said Richard, and John de Basyng was then 6 years of age.
John de Fretheby, aged 60 years, agrees and says that in the same year in which the said John was born the church of Exton was suspended (suspens’) and reconciled by Thomas Bek, late bishop of Lincoln.
Walter de Scaldeford, aged 52 years, agrees and says that in the same year they began to build (de novo facere) the steeple (campanile) of Burlee.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (12.)
474. JOHN SON OF ALICE LATE THE WIFE OF THOMAS DE KIRKEBYTHORE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, kinsman and one of the heirs of Robert le Botiller, who held by knight’s service of the heir of Robert de Clifford, late a minor in the king’s wardship. 20 November, 36 Edward III.
WESTMORLAND. Proof of age taken at Kirkeby in Kendale, 18 February, 37 Edward III.
Thomas de Warthecop, aged 50 years, says that the said John was born at Kirkebythore on Friday after Michaelmas, 14 Edward III, and baptized in the church there on Sunday following, and that Thomas Paytfyn, chaplain, baptized him, and Master John Broy, Richard Botiller and Margaret Broy lifted him from the sacred font. He was 22 years of age on Friday after Michaelmas last. This the witness knows because in the same year in which the said John was born he had a son, by name Robert, accidentally drowned in the water of Edene.
Robert de Layburn, aged 44 years, agrees and says that in the same week in which the said John was born he had a daughter Alice born, who is now 22 years of age and more.
Roland de Thornburgh, aged 40 [?] years, agrees and says that in the same year he had a son William born, who is now 22 years of age and more
Roger de Gnyp, aged 51 years, agrees and says that in the same year he had a son William made a canon in the priory of Carlisle, and that is 22 years ago.
William de Colewenn, aged 48 years, agrees and says that in the same month he had a sister Joan married, and that is 22 years ago.
John Warde the elder, aged 60 years, agrees and says that in the same month he had a daughter Alice dead.
John de Lek, aged 42 years, agrees and says that in the same year he had a son William made a monk in the abbey of Holmcoltran, and that is more than 22 years ago.
Richard Gernet, aged 46 years, agrees and says that in the same month he had a daughter Sibyl dead.
John Warde the younger, aged 52 years, agrees and says that in the same year he had a daughter Alice made a nun in the priory of Ermythwayt.
Robert de Docwra, aged 48 years, agrees and says that in the same month he had a sister Alice dead.
John de Burgh, aged 44 years, agrees and says that in the same year he had a brother Richard made a canon in the priory of Lanercost.
Henry de Cauncefeld, aged 53 years, agrees and says that in the same month he had a daughter Alice dead.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (13.)
475. JOAN DAUGHTER OF HENRY WARDEDEU.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Joan, kinswoman and heir of William de Tidyngdene, a tenant by knight’s service of the archbishopric of Canterbury, lately vacant and in the king’s hand. The lands of her inheritance are in the custody of the aforesaid Henry by the king’s commitment. 18 January, 36 Edward III.
KENT. Proof of age made at Canterbury, Thursday before St. Gregory, 37 Edward III.
John Brewere, aged 50 years, says that the said Joan was born at Tilmanston, co. Kent, and baptized in the church of St. Andrew there, and was 17 years of age on the morrow of the Circumcision last, and that John de Tidyngdene, Joan Goldsmyth and Sarah Westcleve lifted her from the sacred font. This the witness knows because on Monday after St. Hilary, 19 Edward III, he married Joan his wife, after the aforesaid Joan was born, and that was 17 years ago on Monday after St. Hilary last.
Thomas Pileholte, aged 60 years, agrees and says that Henry, his father, gave him 20a. land in Tilmanston by a charter the date of which was Christmas day, 19 Edward III, before the birth of the said Joan, and that was 17 years ago last Christmas day.
John Salmon, aged 40 years, agrees and says that he had a son John born at Tilmanston on the eve of St. Thomas the Apostle, 19 Edward III, before the birth of the said Joan, and on the morrow (sic) of St. Thomas the Apostle last he was 17 years old.
William Martyn, aged 60 years, agrees and says that on the Epiphany following the birth his wife died (migravit a seculo), and after her death he caused it to be noted in a great psalter in the same church sub data Incarnacionis Domini.
Thomas Coltherde, aged 40 years, and Warin Neddler, also aged 40 years, agree and say that at the time there was a great quarrel between Warin Neddlere and John atte Dane, and on the same day, the morrow of the Circumcision, peace was made again between them and confirmed by a writing, by the date of which they well remember the truth of the above age.
John Poteroun, aged 50 years, and John atte Wode, also aged 50 years, agree and say that on the first Sunday in Lent in the same year in which peace was made between the aforesaid Warin and John they started on a journey to the Holy Land.
Thomas Pricke, aged 40 years, Roger Hugham, also aged 40 years, John Pere and Thomas Brewere, aged 50 years, agree and say that at the same time they were cited to be before the king’s justices of the Bench at Westminster in the octave of St. Hilary following, to wit, 19 Edward III, for an assize of mort d’ancestor touching William Aleyn and Robert Tuk.
The escheator warned Henry Wardedeu, who made no objection.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (14.)
476. ELLEN LATE THE WIFE OF NICHOLAS DE VESPOUNT, or VESPONTE, or VISPOUNT, or VETHEPONT.
Writ, 6 May, 36 Edward III.
WESTMORLAND. Inq. taken at Appleby, Thursday before St. Laurence, 36 Edward III.
Keskleff. The hamlet (extent given), held of the heir of William baron of Graystok, a minor in the king’s wardship, as of the manor of Dufton, by homage, suit of court every three weeks, and service of rendering 6d. yearly for cornage and 1lb. cummin at the feast of St. Laurence, by virtue of a feoffment by Robert de Merton and Adam de Appleby, chaplains, who gave the said hamlet to Robert Daubenay and the heirs of his body. Ellen was daughter and heir of the said Robert.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on Tuesday in the second week of Lent last. Robert son of Nicholas Vespount, aged 11 years, is her son and heir.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penreth, Tuesday before St. Laurence, 36 Edward III.
Ingglewod forest. Purprestures called ‘Kirkethwayt’ and ‘Lynethwayt,’ held of the king in chief by fealty and by service of rendering 60s. yearly at the feast of the Assumption at the Exchequer of Carlisle by the hands of the sheriff.
Jonby. The manor (extent given), held by virtue of a feoffment by Sir John de Lancastre, knight, who gave it to Nicholas le Vespount and the said Ellen, then his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion to the donor and his heirs. The manor is held of (fn. 1) *the heir of William de Greistok, a minor in the king’s wardship,* by homage and fealty and by service of rendering 5s. yearly for cornage.
Date of death and heir as above. John de Moriceby, who survives, married the said Ellen, and by reason of offspring between them the said John by the law (jure) of England ought to hold the purprestures of Kirkethwayt and Lynethwayt for life.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Ellen, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 24 October, 37 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penreth, Tuesday before the Purification, 38 Edward III.
Ingelwod forest. Purprestures called ‘Kirkethwayt’ and ‘Lynethwayt,’ held as above.
She died on Saturday before St. Gregory, 36 Edward III.
After her death the escheator took the premises into the king’s hand, until John de Moriceby, husband of the same Ellen, recovered them by writ by the courtesy of England, and so the said John has received all the issues since her death.
She held no other lands &c. of the king in chief in the county or elsewhere.
Jonby. The manor, held by virtue of a feoffment made to Nicholas de Vespount and herself and the heirs male of their bodies. The manor is held of the heirs of Gregory Burdoun, (fn. 2) * to wit, of Sir Thomas son of Thomas Ughtred and his heirs,* by service of one knight’s fee.
The escheator took the manor into the king’s hand after her death, by what title the jurors know not, and received the issues until Thomas Bowet of co. Cumberland had entry by a writ to the escheator, since which time the said Thomas has been in possession and received the issues.
Robert son of the aforesaid Nicholas and Ellen, aged 12 years and more, is her heir.
Writ of plenius certiorari with regard to the manor of Jonby, directing the escheator to ascertain whether the manor is held of Thomas son of Thomas Ughtred or of another, and by what service and how, and who has been in possession since the death of Ellen &c.; the above inquisition having been examined before the council and considered insufficient. 10 November, 39 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penreth, 24 November, 39 Edward III.
Jonby. The manor is held of Thomas son of Thomas Ughtred by service of one knight’s fee.
Ellen died on Saturday after St. Gregory, 36 Edward III, as the jurors understand. Robert son of Nicholas de Vespount and Ellen, aged 13 years and more, is her heir.
The escheator took the manor into the king’s hand after her death, and is charged with the issues from the time of her death until Thomas Bowet had entry by the king’s writ, and since then the said Thomas has been in possession, by what right the jurors know not.
CUMBERLAND. Inq (fn. 3) taken before William de Fyncheden and Roger de Fulthorp, commissioners to enquire into divers matters. Carlisle, Friday after St. Peter’s Chains, 41 Edward III.
Henry de Tesedale, sub-escheator of William de Nessefeld, took an inquisition of diem clausit extremum on the death of Ellen late the wife of Nicholas de Vespont about the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 36 Edward III; in which it was fully set out that she died seised &c. of the manor of Joneby, which after her death descended to Robert as her son and heir, then and still a minor, that the manor was held of the heir of Gregory Burdon by knight’s service, and that the heir of Gregory Burdon held it of Ralph, son and heir of the baron of Greystok, then and still a minor in the king’s wardship. This inquisition was afterwards altered, and it was returned into Chancery that the said manor was held of the heir of the baron of Graystok immediately, to the grave loss &c. of the said heir of Gregory Burdon and to the scandal of the jurors.
Henry de Tesedale also extorted under colour of his office about Whitsuntide, 35 Edward III, from Robert de Levyngton, John Oureeme (?), John son of William, Thomas son of William, Richard Ditson, Robert Donne, John Ditson, and John son of Robert, tenants of the bishop of Carlisle of the barony of Lynstok, 57s. 4d.; and from Joan late the wife of Thomas de Skelton and Richard son of the same Thomas 4l. 5s.; which sums he still keeps in his hands.
Endorsed. Let a copy of this be sent in the King’s Bench and to the Exchequer that execution may be done.
Writ to the sheriff, quoting the above two inquisitions whereby it was found that the manor of Joneby was held (1) of the heir of William de Greystok and (2) of Thomas son of Thomas Ughtred, and directing him to warn Thomas Bowet, to whom the king has committed the custody of the lands &c. late of the said Ellen, to be before the king in the Chancery in the quindene of Hilary next to shew cause why the king’s hand should not be removed from the manor, as Thomas son of Thomas petitions. 20 October, 41 Edward III.
Writ to the sheriff, quoting the above inquisition whereby it was found that the manor of Joneby was held of the heirs of Gregory de Burdon by knight’s service, to wit, of Thomas son of Thomas Ughtred, and another inquisition taken in co. York whereby it was found that Gregory de Burdon held in fee a fourth part of the manor of Clifford, and that John son of Robert de Kirketon the son of Ellen Gregory’s sister, of full age, was his heir; and directing the sheriff to warn Thomas son of Thomas to be before the king in the Chancery in the quindene of Easter next to shew cause why the manor of Joneby should not be delivered to this John son of Robert, who claims that the manor is held of him as kinsman and true heir of Gregory Burdon, and that he ought to have the custody thereof during the minority of the heir of Ellen wife of Nicholas de Vespount. 15 February, 42 Edward III.
Endorsed. The sheriff warned him by William Childe, Adam del Langhone, Richard Knaresdaleman and Richard Plummere.
Pleas before the king in Chancery at Westminster on the morrow of the Ascension, 40 Edward III.
YORK. The findings of the contradictory inquisitions in co. Cumberland are quoted.
Thomas Bowet, by Thomas de Thellewall, clerk, his attorney, says for himself and the king that the manor is held of the heir of William de Greystok, as in the first inquisition, and demands that enquiry be made of the country; and Thomas son of Thomas Ughtred says that the manor is held of him, and not of the heirs of William de Graystok. Therefore a day is given them in the quindene of Trinity next, before the king.
[Memorandum of proceedings, undated.]
NORTHUMBERLAND. The findings of the contradictory inquisitions and of the inquisition in co. York are quoted. It is also stated that in 42 Edward III, during the plea in Chancery by writ of scire facias between John son of Robert de Kirketon and Thomas son of Thomas de Ughtred as to which of them was the heir of Gregory Burdon, to whom the wardship of the manor of Jonby ought to belong, Thomas son of Thomas, appearing in person, alleged that one Alexander Burdon had two sons, Gregory and Roger, the manor being held of Gregory by knight’s service, and that Gregory died without heir of his body so that the jus dominii descended to Roger as his brother and heir, and from him to Thomas as his son and heir, and from him to Brian as his son and heir, and from him to Margaret as his daughter and heir, and from her to the present Thomas son of Thomas as her son and heir.
John son of Robert de Kirketon, also appearing in person, denied that Gregory brother of Ellen, of whom the manor is supposed to be held, had a brother Roger.
Thomas said that Gregory had a brother Roger, and thereon desired to be put on the country. John son of Robert likewise. So the case was sent before the king.
Afterwards it was found by the inquisition on which both parties put themselves before the king that Gregory had no brother Roger.
And, because the custody of the manor of Joneby is in the king’s hands, so that John son of Robert cannot have execution on the said inquisition until it has been settled between the king and him to which of them the same ought by right to belong, a day was given him before the king in Chancery on the morrow of St. Martin to hear judgment &c., as by the record and process before the king in Chancery fully appears. On that day John son of Robert appeared in the Chancery at Westminster by his attorney, William Wyghtman, and maintained that the manor was held of him as kinsman and heir of Gregory Burdon, and that he held it of the heir of William de Graystok, and claimed the custody during minority. Michael Skillyng, following for the king, maintained that the manor was held of the heir of William de Graystok &c., as in the first inquisition. A day was given in the quindene of Martinmas next following before the king, wherever he should be in England.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (15.)
477. MARGARET LATE THE WIFE OF SIMON DE DRAYTON.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Margaret, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 16 February, 36 Edward III.
HUNTINGDON. Inq. (indented) taken at Huntingdon, Friday in Easter week, 38 Edward III.
Botilbrugg. A moiety of the manor, held for life of John Gemys of Stacheden by knight’s service, and the latter holds of the king by the same service. Her heir of this moiety is John son of John Paynel, who is 18 years of age.
Botilbrugg. The other moiety of the manor, held as above. Her heir of this moiety is Baldwin son of John de Drayton, who is of full age.
She died on Wednesday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 33 Edward III.
The king has been in possession of the first moiety since the death of the said Margaret by reason of the minority of John son of John Paynel, and has received the issues and profits thereof at the Exchequer of account. As for the other moiety, the aforesaid Baldwin has received the issues during the whole time.
Similar writ, 30 June, 38 Edward III.
HUNTINGDON. Inq. (indented) taken at Huntingdon, Saturday after SS. Peter and Paul, 38 Edward III.
Botilbrigge. A moiety of the manor, held for life by demise of John Paynel of Botheby and Agnes his wife, by a fine, to her and Simon de Drayton, formerly her husband, to be held by them for their lives by service of a rose yearly and by doing the services due to the lords of the fee, with reversion to the said John and Agnes and the heirs of Agnes. John and Agnes died, whereupon the reversion descended to John Paynel of Botheby, knight, as son and heir of Agnes, and from him to John, his son and heir, who holds the moiety of John Gemys of Stacheden, kinsman and heir of Robert Gemys of Stacheden, by knight’s service, and John Gemys holds it of the king by the same service. John son of John Paynel, the aforesaid heir, is 19 years of age.
John de Pikwell has been in possession of the said moiety by the king’s grant.
Botilbrigge. The other moiety of the manor, held for life of the aforesaid John Gemys by similar service, and the said John holds it of the king by knight’s service. Baldwin son of John de Drayton, of full age, is heir of that moiety, and has received the issues for his own use since the death of Margaret.
She died on Wednesday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 33 Edward III.
C. Edw. III. File 176. (16.)

Footnotes

  • 1. The words the heirwardship are written over an erasure.
  • 2. The words to witheirs are interlineated.
  • 3. This inquisition appears to have been taken under a general commission to enquire as to misdeeds by Henry de Tesedale while sub-escheator.