Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 177

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 177

478. PETER ACHARD.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Peter, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 12 February, 37 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER AND THE MARCH OF WALES. Inq. taken at Magor, Thursday before St. Gregory, 37 Edward III.
Redewyk within the lordship of Magor. A messuage, a carucate of land and 20s. rent, held for life of the king in chief by knight’s service, of the right and inheritance of Cecily sometime his wife, because there was issue between them.
He died on Monday before St. Leonard, 36 Edward III. John Duyn son of Eleanor one of the sisters of the said Cecily, aged 24 years and more, and Joan daughter of Alice daughter of Amy her other sister, aged 7 years and more, are the heirs of Cecily to the aforesaid lands. The jurors do not know who is Peter’s heir.
The escheator has had possession of the premises since the death of the said Peter, and has received the issues to the king’s use, because the premises are held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (1.)
479. HENRY BASSET.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Henry and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 8 November, 37 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Lincoln, Monday after St. Katharine, 37 Edward III.
Hadyngton. A messuage and 2 bovates of land, held of the dean and chapter of Lincoln by service of 6d. yearly; a messuage and 2 bovates of land called ‘Prophetland,’ held of Thomas de Roos by service of 3s. 9d. yearly; and a messuage and 2 bovates of land called ‘Claypoleland,’ held of Gilbert de Umframvill, earl of Angos, by the foreign service. All the above he held for life, the reversion belonging to Roger Punchard and his heirs.
He died on Ascension day, 34 Edward III. Heir not known, but the jurors believe that the son of William Basset, knight, or the daughters of the same William, ages not known, are his heirs.
The aforesaid Roger Punchard has been in possession of the premises since Henry’s death.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (2.)
480. ANDREW SON AND HEIR OF JOHN BASSET.
Writ, 12 March, 37 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Basyngstoke, 5 April, 37 Edward III (much stained with gall and partly illegible).
Pambere within the forest of Pambere. A messuage and 2 carucates of land, held of the king in chief by service of 22s. 4d. to be paid yearly at Winchester castle by the hands of the sheriff.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died in the month of October, 35 Edward III, in the county of Norfolk, on what day the jurors know not. Hildebrand brother of John Basset his father, aged 24 years, is his heir. He died without heir of his blood.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (3.)
481. GILES BREAUNSON.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Giles, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 15 October, 37 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Malden, Monday before St. Martin, 37 Edward III.
Purle. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of the bishop of Norwich by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee and by paying to him 21d. every 30 weeks for ward of Norwich castle.
He died on Monday after All Saints, 17 Edward III. John Breaunsoun, son of John Breaunsoun the son of Robert his brother, aged 30 years, is his heir.
Margaret his wife was in possession of the premises for ten years after his death, because she held them jointly with him for the term of her life. After her death William Bateman, late bishop of Norwich, was in possession as chief lord until the lawful age of the aforesaid heir, after which the said heir had possession.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (4.)
482. OLIVER BROCAS, or DE BROKAS.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Oliver, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 20 April, 37 Edward III.
SURREY. Inq. (indented) taken at Kyngeston on Thames, 17 October, 37 Edward III.
Apse by Kyngeston. 24a. land, held of the king by service of 15 bushels of malt, oats, barley and rye for making ale, 2 1/2 bushels of rye for making bread, and a pig or 12d., for a certain alms to be distributed in the manor of Apse on All Souls day in every year for the souls of all the kings of England.
Apse. The manor, held of William Croyser, knight, as of his manor of Stoke, as of the right and inheritance of Elizabeth, wife of the said William, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee and by rendering 26s. 8d. yearly to the said William, 14s. 2d. yearly and a day in autumn to the prior of St. Mary’s without Bysschoppesgate, London, 2s. at Michaelmas to the prior of Merton, 3s. yearly to the earl of Hereford at his manor of Walton, and 12d. to Sir John Brewes, knight.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on the last day of August, 35 Edward III. John Brocas his son, aged 13 years, is his heir.
William Croyser, knight, has had possession of the manor as chief lord since his death.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (5.)
483. ELEANOR LATE THE WIFE OF JAMES LE BOTILLER, late earl of Ormond.
Writ, 4 December, 37 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Gloucester, Monday after St. Hilary, 37 Edward III.
Colde Asshton. The manor, held of the bishop of Worcester by service of a third part of a knight’s fee.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on 7 October last. James le Botiller her son, of full age, is her heir.
HEREFORD. Inq. taken at Kylpek, 22 December, 37 Edward III.
Tryvel. The park.
Great Brompton. 13s. 4d. rent of free tenants.
Both held of the king in chief by service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee.
Hereford. The custody and office of forester of the king’s hey of Hereford, with a piece of pasture called ‘le Strode’ in the said hey, held of the king in chief by service of rendering yearly 2s. for the acorns (pessona) of the hey and 5s. for the piece of pasture.
Kylpek. The castle and manor, held of John Bromwych, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, as of the manor of Wormelowe, by knight’s service.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (6.)
484. BARTHOLOMEW DE BURGHERSSH, the elder, knight.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Bartholomew, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 30 April, 37 Edward III.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Wyng, Thursday the feast of St. Margaret, 37 Edward III.
Styuecle. The manor, held for life of the inheritance of Hugh son and heir of Margaret late the wife of Ralph earl of Stafford, who is in the king’s wardship, by demise of Gilbert de Clare, late earl of Gloucester, who held the manor of the king in chief, except 2 crofts, 2 cottages and 2 1/2 virgates of land which are held of prince Edward, as of the honor of Walyngford, service not known.
He died on Wednesday before St. Peter’s Chains, 29 Edward III. The above-named heir was 21 years of age and more on Wednesday the feast of St. Andrew last.
The above-named Ralph earl of Stafford has been in possession of the manor by the king’s demise since the death of the said Bartholomew, rendering to the king 8l. yearly for farm.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (7.)
485. HUMPHREY DE BOHUN, or BAUN, earl of Hereford and Essex.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said earl, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 26 January, 37 Edward III.
SURREY. Inq. taken at Kyngeston on Thames, 12 February, 37 Edward III.
Walleton on Thames. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service, for what part the jurors know not. The extent mentions a leet held after Michaelmas and perquisites of court worth 20s. yearly beyond the steward’s expenses.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 15 October, 35 Edward III. Humphrey le (sic) Baun is his kinsman and heir, and was 20 years of age on 24 March, 36 Edward III.
William abbot of Walden, Nicholas de Neuton, canon of Hereford, Thomas de Walmersford and Stephen atte Roche (fn. 1) have had possession of the manor since his death by the king’s grant.
MIDDLESEX. Inq. taken at Totynham, 18 February, 37 Edward III.
Enefeld. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee. The extent mentions a park with deer, acreage unknown, and a leet held after Michaelmas.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death, heir, and possessors since his death, as above.
Similar writ, 26 January, 37 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Fulmeriston, 2 March, 37 Edward III.
Fulmeriston. The manor, held of Oliver de Calthorp, knight, and John Bardolf, knight, service not known.
Date of death as above. Humphrey de Bohun, son of William de Bohun his brother, aged 20 years complete on 24 March, to wit, on the eve of the Annunciation last, is his heir.
The abbot of Walden, Nicholas de Neweton, Thomas de Walmesford and Stephen atte Roche have had possession as above.
HERTFORD. Inq. taken at Hertford, 16 February, 37 Edward III.
Northamsted. The manor.
Farnham. The manor.
Hoddesdon. A view of frankpledge.
Hertford. The court of the honor.
All held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of the earldom of Essex, services not known.
Date of death, heir, and possessors since his death, as last above.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Plasshes, 10 February, 37 Edward III.
Plasshes. The manor, with the castle.
Great Waltham. The manor.
Writelee. The manor.
High Estryn. The manor.
Hatfeld Regis. The manor.
Great Badew. The manor.
Shenefeld. The manor.
Fobbyngg. The manor.
Great Leghes. The manor.
Depeden. The manor.
Walden. The manor.
Quenden. The manor.
Chishulle. A view of frankpledge.
High Estryn. The court of the honor.
All held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of the earldom of Essex, services not known.
Date of death, heir and possessors since his death, as above.
Similar writ, 26 January, 37 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. made at Marlebergh, 7 March, 37 Edward III.
Wokkeseye. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service as parcel of the earldom of Hereford.
Uphavene. The manor, similarly held.
Wyvelesford. The manor, similarly held.
Manyngford Bohun. The manor, similarly held.
Stratton. The manor, similarly held.
Netherhavene. A view of frankpledge, held of the king in chief.
Monkenefarlegh. A court held monthly, held of the king in chief by knight’s service as parcel of the earldom of Hereford.
Sende. 236a. land, held as of certain assarts of Philippa queen of England by service of 20d. yearly.
Sende. The manor, held of the prioress of Ambresbury by service of 6s. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and possessors since his death, as above (the abbot of Walden being named William). Humphrey de Bohun, son of William de Bohun late earl of Northampton, his brother, aged 20 years on 24 March, 36 Edward III, is his heir.
BERKS. Inq. made at Wantyng, 4 March, 37 Edward III.
Uplambourne. The manor with the advowson of a chapel therein, and with certain lands in Chepyngelambourne, Bokhampton, Estbury and Blakgrove, parcel thereof, held of the king in chief by service of 40s. yearly by the hands of the sheriff.
Ediston and Asshebury. A messuage, a carucate of land, 26a. meadow and 46s. 11d. rent, held of the abbot of Glastyngbury by service of 15s. yearly. The premises are also charged with 25s. yearly to the prior of St. Fredeswyde, Oxford.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death, heir and possessors since death, as last above.
Similar writ, 26 January, 36 Edward III (sic).
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Wenge, Saturday after St. Peter in Cathedra, 37 Edward III.
Aumendesham. A manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Maundevyle, by service of one knight’s fee. The extent includes 8l. rent from tenants of the borough and 10s. yearly from tolls of the market.
Crendon. A third part of the manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
The abbot of Walden and others, executors of his will, have been in possession since his death.
HUNTINGDON. Inq. taken at Kenebauton, Wednesday after St. Peter in Cathedra, 37 Edward III.
Kenebauton. The castle (extent given), with the advowsons of the churches of Kenebauton, Tylbrok and Pertenhale, held of the king in chief, as of the crown. The extent includes tenants in Werndich, Stowe, Catteworth, Eston, Stonle and Neweton.
Swyneshed. The manor (extent given) with advowson of the church.
Wersle. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief.
Herdewyk. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church of Pertenhale. The extent includes tenants in Tylbrok.
Date of death, heir and possessors since death, as last above.
Similar writ, 26 January, 36 Edward III. (sic).
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Gloucestre, 3 March, 37 Edward III.
Harsfelde. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of being the king’s constable in England.
Whytinhurste. The manor, held of the king in chief by the service aforesaid.
Gloucester. The court of the honor of Hereford there, held of the king in chief by the service aforesaid.
Southam. The manor, held of the bishop of Worcester by knight’s service.
Date of death as above. Humphrey de Bohun, his kinsman, who will be of full age on 24 March next, is his heir.
William abbot of Walden, Nicholas de Newton, canon of Hereford, Thomas de Walmesford, parson of the church of Kenbolton, and Stephen atte Rode, chaplain, have been in possession of all the above since the death of the earl by the king’s grant for a fixed farm.
HEREFORD. Inq. taken at Hereford, 1 March, 37 Edward III.
Bodenham. The hundred.
Great Cowarne. The hundred.
Kyngeston. The hundred.
Burghull. The hundred.
Stratford. The hundred.
All held of the king in chief by service of a barony.
MARCH OF WALES. Brecon. The castle with its members, held of the king in chief by service of a barony.
Hay. The castle with its members, held of the king in chief by service of a barony.
Huntydon. The castle with its members, held of the king in chief by service of a barony.
Caldecote and Neuton. The castle with its members, held of the king in chief by service of a barony.
He held no other lands &c. in the county or march.
Date of death, heir and possessors since death, as last above.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (8.)
486. GILBERT DE BEREWYK.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Gilbert, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 12 May, 37 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. made at Marlebergh, 12 June, 37 Edward III.
Berewyk. 24a. arable and 12a. meadow, held for life of the king in chief by service of 22s. yearly by the hands of the sheriff.
He died on 2 November, 35 Edward III. John Roches, aged 30 years and more, son of Agnes one of his daughters, and Nicholas, aged 6 years and more, son of Joan his other daughter, are his heirs.
The reversion of the aforesaid land and meadow belongs to the king and his heirs.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (9.)
487. ROBERT BERTRAM, knight.
Writ, 22 November, 37 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. taken before the mayor, 24 November, 37 Edward III.
He had no lands &c. in the city or suburbs.
He died on Tuesday before St. Clement, 37 Edward III. Ellen his daughter, aged 22 years, married to John de Hatfeld, citizen of London, is his heir.
Writ, 22 November, 37 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Wednesday before the Conversion of St. Paul, 37 Edward III.
Chapington. A messuage and 17a. land, held of Robert de Staynhop by service of 1d. yearly and in the hands of tenants at will rendering 7s. yearly. They are in the bishop of Durham’s liberty of Bedelingtonschire.
Camboys. A messuage and 18a. land, held of Isabel de Denum by service of 2s. 6d. yearly and in the hands of tenants at will rendering 7s. They are within the bishop’s said liberty.
North Horslay. A moiety of a toft, held of the heir of William late baron of Greystok, a minor in the king’s wardship, by homage and fealty.
He held no other lands &c. in the county, or in the county of York or elsewhere in the escheator’s bailiwick.
Bothale. At one time he was seised of the castle and manor of Bothale with their members, and by charter dated Saturday the feast of St. Martin in the Winter last he granted them to Robert Tatman, parson of the church of Bothale, and John, parson of the church of Shepwash, with the king’s licence as the jury understand, and the said Robert and John are still seised thereof. The castle and manor are held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of three knights’ fees in barony (in baroniam) and by service of rendering to the king yearly for ward of the castle of Newcastle-upon-Tyne by the hands of the sheriff and for cornage 115s. The castle and manor are only worth 100 marks clear by reason of the late mortality in those parts.
He was also seised at one time of the advowson of the church of Bothale, held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Bothale, and gave it by his charter dated Sunday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 35 Edward III, to William de Nessefeld of Scotton and his heirs. William remained in peaceful seisin until the death of the said Robert; but whether he has the king’s charter of licence for the advowson the jurors know not.
The deceased by his writing dated 18 September, 22 Edward III, gave to the same William de Nessefeld a yearly rent of 40s. for his life and a suitable gown (robam) or 20s. at Christmas, and charged the same on all his lands &c. in Northumberland; and William was seised thereof till Robert’s death. Whether this grant was made with the king’s licence or not the jurors know not.
Date of death as above. Ellen his daughter, late the wife of Robert de Ogle, married to John de Hatfeld, aged 26 years, is his heir.
Annexed: Certificate of the escheator that Robert Tatman and John, parson of the church of Shepwassh, were enfeoffed by the deceased of the castle and manor of Bothale on condition that they should re-enfeoff the deceased and Blanche his wife thereof in a certain form; but the deceased died before this was done, so they are still seised of the said castle and manor in fee simple.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (10.)
488. WILLIAM BOKELOND, or DE BOKELOND, of Sutton.
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. 26 January, 37 Edward III.
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Bikeleswade, Wednesday the eve of the Purification, 37 Edward III.
Sutton. 9a. land and 2a. meadow, held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by knight’s service; and 12a. land and 1a. meadow, held of the lord de Latimer by service of suit of court twice a year.
He died on 21 September, 3[6] Edward III. Richard de Bokelond his brother, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
Thomas Bellese … has received the issues as farmer for a term of years of the aforesaid William, since the latter’s death.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (11.)
489. ALINA LATE THE WIFE OF EDWARD BURNEL, knight.
Writ, 24 May, 37 Edward II.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Aylsham, 3 June, 37 Edward III.
Riston. The manor, held of Thomas de Grey by service of rendering at the end of every twenty-four weeks 3s. 4d. for ward of Banyard castle.
Thirnyng. The manor, held of the earl of Richmond by knight’s service and by service of rendering 8s. 6d. yearly.
Both manors held for life by a fine levied in the king’s court, with remainders successively to John de Haudlo for life, and to Nicholas Burnel son of the said John deceased, and his heirs.
She died on Tuesday before St. Dunstan last. Heir not known at present.
Writ, 24 May, 37 Edward III.
WARWICK. Inq. (indented) taken at Budeford, 4 June, 37 Edward III.
Budeford and Brome. The manors (extent given, including a fishery and a broken down mill), held for life by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee of the king in chief, as of the king’s ancient demesne, of the inheritance of Edward Burnel, sometime her husband, with remainder to Nicholas Burnel son of John de Haudlo deceased, by a fine levied in the king’s court.
She died on 16 May last. Nicholas Burnel is 30 years of age and more. Edward le Spenser, aged 24 years and more, is her heir.
Writ, 24 May, 37 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Keynesham, 12 June, 37 Edward III.
Compton Daundo. A messuage, 50a. land, 14a. meadow several from the Purification until after the hay has been carried, 60a. wood and 46s. rent, held for life of the heir of Geoffrey Daundo by knight’s service, with reversion as last above.
She died on 16 May last. Heir not known, because she has no heir of her body.
Writ, 24 May, 37 Edward III.
WORCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Worcester, last day of May, 37 Edward III.
Sockeleye. The manor (extent given), held for life of the king in chief by service (sic), as of the king’s ancient demesne, by way of dower of the inheritance of Edward Burnel, her late husband, with remainder to Nicholas de Burnel son of John de Haulowe deceased, as above, who is 30 years of age and more.
Bischleye. A chief messuage with garden, a decayed windmill, a carucate of land, 10a. meadow, 8a. several pasture, 30s. 5d. rents of free tenants, 72s. 6d. rents of bondmen, and pleas &c. of court worth 6s. 8d. yearly, held for life of the king in chief by service, as of the king’s ancient demesne, by gift of Hugh le Despenser, with remainder to the said Hugh and his heirs. The premises ought to remain to Edward son of Edward le Despenser, kinsman and heir of the said Hugh, who is 26 years of age and more. (fn. 2)
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on 16 May this year. The aforesaid Edward is her heir of the blood.
Writ, 24 May, 37 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Sobbury, 10 June, 37 Edward III.
Sobbury. The manor (extent given), held for life of the king in chief by knight’s service by gift of Hugh le Despenser, with reversion to him and his heirs. The extent includes a borough in which there are fairs on the feasts of the Invention of the Holy Cross and the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. The reversion belongs to Edward le Despenser, kinsman and heir of the said Hugh, aged 30 years.
She died on 16 May last.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Gloucester, 15 June, 37 Edward III.
Little Rysyndon. The manor (extent given), held for life of the earl of Cornwall by knight’s service. The extent mentions that of the 12l. of rents 10l. are paid to the abbess of Godestowe.
She died on 16 May last. Edward Despenser is her heir. The reversion of the manor belongs to Nicholas Burnel son of John de Haudlo deceased, aged 30 years and more, by virtue of a fine levied in the king’s court.
Writ, 24 May, 37 Edward III.
SALOP. Inq. (indented) taken at Bruggenorth, 5 June, 37 Edward III.
Conedovere. The manor (extent given, including a moiety of a water-mill), held of the king in chief by service of providing twelve men on foot for one day at their own costs in the king’s army in his Welsh war.
Remmesley. Lands &c., held of John le Power by service of 2s. yearly.
Eudon Burnell. The manor, held of Richard earl of Arundel by service of doing suit to his court of Acton Ronde every three weeks.
Acton Reyner. The manor, held of Richard earl of Arundel by knight’s service.
Norton. A tenement, held of the heir of Thomas Tuchet, knight, by service of a rose yearly.
Abbeton. Tenements, held of the heir of Geoffrey de Ledewich by service of a rose yearly.
Corfton. The manor, held of the heir of Geoffrey Genevile by service of doing suit to his court of Lodelowe every three weeks.
Hope Boulers. The manor, held of William Souche of Haryngworth by knight’s service.
Wolstanton. The manor, held of Nicholas Burnell, knight, by service of 2s. yearly.
Smethecote. A third part of the manor, held of William la Souche of Haryngworth by knight’s service.
Benthale. A tenement, held of the heir of John Burnell by service of a rose yearly.
Atterley. Tenements, held of the prior of Wenlok by service of 2s. yearly.
Streford. Tenements, held of the heir of Roger Waldeyn by service of a peppercorn.
Chatewell. Tenements, held of the earl of Arundel by knight’s service.
Whichecote. Tenements, held of the heir of Philip Burnell by knight’s service.
Goldene. A tenement, held of the aforesaid earl by knight’s service.
Chetyngdon. Tenements, held of Nicholas Burnell, knight, by knight’s service.
All the above she held for life, with reversion to Nicholas Burnell as above.
She died on 16 May last.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (12.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 23. (5.) (Worcester.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. P.M. No. 135. (Warwick.)
490. ROBERT BROUS.
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. 6 July, 37 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Andevere, 21 July, 37 Edward III.
Penyton Meisy. A toft, a carucate of land containing 100a., 1/2a. meadow and 1a. wood called ‘le Hanger,’ and 12d. rent, held of Richard son and heir of Nicholas de Seymour, knight, a minor in the wardship of the lady Isabel, the king’s daughter, by the king’s grant, by service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee. There is pasture in common for 4 horses and 100 sheep.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 12 October, 35 Edward III. Lucy daughter of Alice Devyses the sister of Thomas le Riche the father of Joan Brous his mother, aged 30 years and more and married to John Matheu, is his heir.
The lady Isabel has been in possession of the above lands &c. since the death of the said Robert.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (13.)
491. WILLIAM SON OF JOHN CANON of Great Grymesby.
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. 8 February, 37 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Grymesby, 12 March, 37 Edward III.
Grymesby. A messuage standing empty and in ruins, 7a. land lying in a wet place and usually not able to be sown on account of flooding, and 2a. salt meadow, held of the king in free burgage by service of 20d. yearly payable to the men of Grymesby towards their farm.
Bradele. 12a. arable and 4a. pasture usually flooded by rain water, held of the king in chief by service of 6d. yearly payable at the Exchequer by the hands of the men of Grymesby.
He died on Wednesday in Whitsun week, 22 Edward III. John son of William de Skirbek of Grymesby, aged 18 years, is his heir.
The latter has been in possession of a third part of the premises since the death of the said William; and William atte See of Grymesby had possession of another third part until Easter day, 36 Edward III, when he alienated it in fee to Richard atte See, who is now tenant; and William de Legburn had possession of the remaining third part for four years after the death, and then he alienated it to Robert Bret of Grymesby, chaplain, Robert de Fenby of Bradele and William son of Roger de Layceby, who now hold it in fee.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (14.)
492. ELEANOR LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN DE CALSTON.
Writ, 10 June, 37 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. made at Calne, 6 July, 37 Edward III.
Calston. A messuage and 2 carucates of arable, held of the king in chief by service of 58s. 4d. payable at the Exchequer at Michaelmas; and a messuage and 20a. pasture, held of the treasurer of the chapter of Salisbury by service of 20s. and suit to his court twice a year.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on 2 June last. Agnes her daughter, aged 21 years and more, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (15.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 22. (15.)
493. JOHN DE DAGWORTH, or DAGEWORTH, knight.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said John, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 3 May, 37 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Stowe, 8 May, 37 Edward III.
Dageworth. The manor, held jointly with Thomasia his wife, who survives, by gift of Thomas bishop of Durham and Robert de Watford, clerk, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with the king’s licence. It is held of the king in chief by service of an arrow yearly.
He died on Sunday after the Assumption, 34 Edward III. Margaret daughter of the said John and Thomasia, aged 2 years and more, is their heir.
Thomasia has been in possession of the manor since the death of John.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (16.)
494. JOHN DENGAYNE of Teveresham.
Writ, 18 September, 37 Edward III.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. taken at Cambridge, 24 September, 37 Edward III.
Great Wilbourgham. A messuage, 80a. arable and 3a. meadow, held of the king in chief by service of mewing a sparrow-hawk (mutandi unum nisum); and a messuage and 50a. land, held of the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem by service of 4s. yearly and suit of court twice a year.
He died on Wednesday the eve of St. Bartholomew, 37 Edward III.
John Dengayne, knight, his son, aged 24 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (17.)
495. JOHN DYMMOK of Dichenyng.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said John, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 8 February, 37 Edward III.
SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Lewes, 28 March, 37 Edward III.
Chyntynge. A toft and 18a. land, held of the king in chief as parcel of a serjeanty which William de Northo and William Bouet held there, the whole serjeanty being held of the king in chief by service of finding two parts of a hobelar in the king’s war against Wales for forty days at their own costs, and by service of rendering 3s. 2d. yearly at the king’s castle of Pevenese.
Dichenyng. A messuage and 48a. land, held of the heir of William de Fyenes, a minor in the king’s wardship, as of the manor of Hurst Mounceaux, by service of rendering 1/2lb. pepper yearly at the said manor. They are only worth 12s. yearly because they lie in the weald in the chace of Claris, and the greater part of them is uncultivated because wasted by the deer.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 20 January, 35 Edward III. Richard his son, aged 22 years and more, is his heir.
The said Richard was in possession of the premises until the escheator seized them into the king’s hand, and thenceforth the escheator ought to answer for the issues.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (18.)
496. JOHN DAMISEL.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said John, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 20 October, 37 Edward III.
HEREFORD. Inq. taken at Ledbury, 19 January, 37 Edward III.
Ledbury Foreyn. A messuage and a virgate of land, held jointly with Elizabeth his late wife of the bishop of Hereford by knight’s service; half a virgate of land, held of the same bishop by socage; and a messuage and half a virgate of land, held of Walter le Chaumberleyn by service of 8s. yearly.
He died on 11 November, 33 Edward III. His wife Elizabeth survived him, and held all the premises for her life as above. She died on 15 August, 35 Edward III, the bishopric of Hereford being then vacant and in the king’s hand. John Fitz Heyr and Warin de Grendon have been in possession of the premises since her death. John son of the said John Damisele and Elizabeth, aged 21 years and more, is their heir.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (19.)
497. ELEANOR COUNTESS OF ORMONDE.
Writ, 16 October, 37 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Fynbergh, 13 December, 37 Edward III.
Fynbergh. The manor called ‘Cantelohall’ (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee. The extent includes a leet held on the feast of St. Augustine.
She died on 7 October last. James le Botiller her son, aged 30 years and more, is her heir.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Bulmere, 10 December, 37 Edward III.
Bolmere. The manor called ‘Smytheton’ (extent given).
Tillebury. The advowson of the hospital.
Both held of the king in chief by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 16 October, 37 Edward III.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. (indented) taken at Alesbury, Tuesday the morrow of St. Edmund King and Martyr, 37 Edward III.
Aylesbury. The manor, held of the king in chief at fee-farm for 60l. yearly.
Twyford. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of a third part of a knight’s fee.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death as above. James le Boteler her son, aged 24 years and more, is her heir.
Writ, 16 October, 37 Edward III.
SURREY. Inq. taken at Schire, 10 November, 37 Edward III.
Schyre. The manor, held of the earl of Arundel, as of the honor of his castle of Reygate, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Le Vacherye. Tenements so called, with the park belonging thereto, held of the same earl by service as above, being parcel of the manor of Schire.
Date of death as above. James le Boteler, earl of Ormound, her son, aged 30 years and more, is her heir.
Gomschelve. A moiety of the manor, held for life by the king’s grant. For certain reasons it cannot be extended at present by special mandate of the king and council.
Writ, 16 October, 37 Edward III.
WARWICK. Inq. (indented) taken at Compton Magna, 28 November, 37 Edward III.
Compton Magna. Three parts of a moiety of the manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of three parts of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death as above. Heir as above, aged 25 years and more.
Writ, 16 October, 37 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Welles 27 October, (fn. 3) 37 Edward III.
Belouweton. The hamlet (extent given, including a water-mill and a fulling-mill), held in dower of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Breen. 33s. 4d. rent, held in dower of the king in chief by knight’s service.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death as above. John (sic) Boteler, her son, aged 30 years and more, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (20.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 23. (6.) (Somerset.)
498. JOHN ESSEX of Redeswell.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said John, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 13 June, 37 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Stanborn, 15 July, 37 Edward III.
Redeswell. A messuage, 60a. arable, 1 1/2a. pasture, and 18s. 9d. rent, held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Boulogne, by knight’s service.
The escheator has been in possession of the premises since the death of the said John, and has been charged with the issues thereof, as appears in his account in the Exchequer of the 35th year.
The said John died on Wednesday before Michaelmas, 35 Edward III.
Thomas his son, aged 21 years on 14 June last, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (21.)
499. JOAN LATE THE WIFE OF ROBERT FITZ WAUTER. (fn. 4)
Writ to the mayor of London, 26 June, 37 Edward III.
(Endorsed.) As the deceased held no lands &c. in fee the mayor has not taken the rents or tenement mentioned in the inquisition into the king’s hand until he has the chancellor’s decision about them.
LONDON. Inq. taken before the mayor, Monday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 37 Edward III.
The deceased died on 20 June, 37 Edward III.
Parish of St. Olave, Old Jewry. She held nothing in fee in the city, but she held for life in this parish by way of dower a great tenement with a garden, 10s. rent from the tenement of William Fromond in the same parish, and 6d. rent or a pair of spurs from the Friars Preachers in the city. The reversion of the premises belongs to Walter son of John Fitz Wauter, who is also her heir and is 18 years of age. The premises are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city.
Writ, 26 June, 37 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Hemenhal, 29 July, 37 Edward III.
Hemenhal. The manor (extent given), held for life by way of dower of the inheritance of John her son. It is held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee. The extent includes a park containing 400a., woods called ‘Hoxcrofthawe’ of 70a. and ‘Esthawe’ of 12a., 73s. 4d. for castle-guard, and a leet held on Saturday after Trinity Sunday.
She died on Friday the eve of St. Botulph last. Walter son of John Fitz Wauter, aged 19 years on the day of St. Petronilla the Virgin last, is her heir.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Shymplyng, Thursday after St. Peter’s Chains, 37 Edward III.
Shymplyngge. The manor (extent given), held for life by way of dower of the inheritance of John her son. It is held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Fitz Wauter, service not known. The extent includes a park with deer, 35s. 10d. every twenty-four weeks for ward of Baynard castle, levied on the foreign fees, and a leet held on Tuesday after Trinity Sunday. The bondmen and customary tenants ought to cut and bind all the lord’s corn of old tenure, but not of other lands acquired; and they shall have therefor 1bus. of peas for pottage (pot’), 7qrs. of wheat, 1 OX carcase, price 5s., 557 herrings, price 2s. 9d., 130 gallons of ale or cider (ciser’), price 5s. 5d., cheese price 18d. and salt price 1d.
Thurstonton. A third part of the manor (extent given, including a mill pond (stang’) and a leet), held of her own inheritance after the death of John de Multon, her father, of the duke of Lancaster by service of a seventh part of a knight’s fee and by service of 40d. yearly of rent for parcel of the manor, 20d. to Hugh de Glemesford, 2d. to John de Burgh, 2d. to the parson of Haukesdon, and 3d. to the abbot of St. Edmund’s.
Date of death and heir as last above.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Shenefeld, Wednesday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 37 Edward III.
Shenefeld. A manor (extent given), held for life jointly with Robert her late husband, by gift of Robert Fitz Wauter, knight, the elder, to her and her said husband and the heirs of the said (ipsius) Robert with the king’s licence and by a fine levied in the king’s court. The manor is held of the king in chief by service of a pair of gilt spurs at the king’s coronation.
Date of death as last above. Walter Fitz Water, son of John Fitz Water the son of Robert Fitz Water aforesaid, is the latter’s heir, aged as above.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Henham, Friday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 37 Edward III.
Henham. The manor (extent given), held for life by way of dower of the inheritance of John her son. It is held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Fitz Wauter, service not known. The extent includes a park with deer, a windmill in ruins and a leet held in Whitsun week.
Date of death and heir as last but two above.
Writ, 26 June, 37 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Flete, Thursday after St. Peter’s Chains, 37 Edward III.
The deceased is called Joan Fitz Wauter, lady of Egremund, in this and the following inquisition.
Flete. A third part of the manor, held for life by gift of Thomas Coulynge, parson of the church of Dysse, with remainder to Walter Fitz Wauter, knight, and Thomas and Robert his brothers, in common, and the heirs of their bodies, and with further remainder, failing such heirs, to the right heirs of Joan. It is held of the duke of Lancaster, as of the honor of Lancaster, by service of a third part of two parts of a knight’s fee, and by rendering yearly to the duke 2s. 2 1/2d. and a third part of 1/2d. for ward of Lancaster. Walter and Thomas are alive, and Robert their brother is dead and has an heir whose age the jurors know not because he dwells in the county of Essex.
She died on Friday before St. Botulph, 37 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Lincoln, Friday after St. James, 37 Edward III.
Multon. A third part of the manor, held of the prior and convent of Spaldyng by service of 48s. 8d. yearly and by fealty, except divers parcels of the said third part which are held of other lords, to wit, a parcel in Quappelad of William de Thorp by service and fealty and 2 1/2d. and a third part of 1/2d., a parcel in Quappelade of Robert de Roos, knight, by service and fealty and 20d. yearly, a parcel in Quappelade of the abbot of Croyland by service and fealty and 4d. yearly, and a parcel in Weston of William de Huntyngfeld by service of three parts of one knight’s fee and for a clove (clavo gariofili) yearly. Out of the third part of the manor Eustace Aleyn of Henham receives by the writing of the said Joan a yearly rent of 100s. for his life.
Beausolace. A third part of the manor, in Algerkirk, held of the heirs of Stephen de Wygtoft by service of a third part of a knight’s fee and 3s. 4d. yearly, except certain parcels of the same third part which are held of other lords, to wit, a parcel of the earl of Richmond, rendering 2s. 5 1/4d. and a third part of 1/4d. yearly, and a parcel of the heirs of John de Langholme, rendering 1/2d. and a third part of 1/2d. yearly, and 16d. yearly for sheriff’s aid.
Skirbek. A third part of the manor, held of the earl of Richmond by service of a third part of a knight’s fee, rendering yearly 3s. 4d. to the earl, 13 1/4d. and a third part of 1/4d. for sheriff’s aid, 16 1/2d. and a third part of 1/2d. to the prior of Kyme, and 2d. and a third part of 1/2d. to the heirs of William Champeneys.
Kirketon. A third part of 35s. 1/2d. rent, 1lb. pepper worth 8d., and a third part of 1lb. cummin, tenure not known.
Hemmyngby. A third part of a knight’s fee, held by John de Multon of Frampton son and heir of John de Multon of Frampton, knight.
Multon. An eighteenth part of a knight’s fee, held by Laurence de Flete, knight, with his parceners.
Multon and Weston. An eighteenth part of a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Thomas de Bernewell.
Fosedyk. A fifteenth part of a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of John de Reddyk.
Holbech. A third part of a knight’s fee, held by Hugh de Dacre.
Hemmyngby. The advowson of the church.
Skirbek. The advowson of seven beds in the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England there (advocacio hospitalis Sancti Johannis de Jerusalem in Anglia de septem pauperibus fratribus et eorum grabatis commorandis in eodem hospitali imperpetuum per presentacionem heredum dicte domine Johanne) founded by the ancestors of the deceased.
Date of death as last above. Heir as in the Norfolk inquisition.
Writ, 26 June, 37 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Egremound, Friday the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 37 Edward III.
Egremound. The castle and a third part of the manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of a third part of a knight’s fee.
The extent includes a third part of the park and the following:—
Thirneby. 33a. of demesne land.
Keraldhill, Williamfeld, Richardkroft and Listerkroft. 14a. land.
Egremond field and moor. 30a. land.
Culdreton and Blaykstansyd. 100a. land.
Redeker, Canonnheynges, Stewardhenges, Keraldhill, and Skalegillehenges. 5a. 1r. meadow.
Egremond. A third part of the corn-mill and of the fulling-mill.
Bekermet. A third part of the mill.
Dreg. A twelfth part of the mill.
Kynysheved and Wascedale. Two corn mills.
Wascedale. A fulling-mill.
Bekermet. Four tenants rendering 13s. 6d. yearly.
Karleton by Egremond. Five tenants rendering 15s. yearly.
Le Wodend, Dreg, Ravynglas and Carleton. Tenants rendering 30s. yearly.
Branesty. A tenement rendering 10s. yearly.
Egirmond. A third part of the tolls belonging to the manor; a third part of the free chace, in which are 24 tenants at will rendering 8l. 13s. 4d., and 12 free tenants holding of the said lady by fealty and rendering 6s. 3d. yearly; a fishery in the river Esk and another in Mytgarth.
There are in Egermont, which is a market town (villa mercatoria), 33 burgesses, each of whom holds his burgage by fealty and by service of reaping for one day in autumn with the lord at the lord’s food, and every burgess having a plough shall plough for a day with the lord at the lord’s food.
Scalgill within the liberty of Cokermouth. A tenement, held of Sir Thomas de Lucy by fealty and by rendering 6s. 3d. yearly.
Calder. The advowson of a third part of the abbey.
St. Bees. The advowson of a third part of the cell, which is a cell of St. Mary’s, York.
Gosford. The advowson of the church.
Distington. The advowson of the church.
Mulkaster. The manor, held of the deceased by William de Penyton by homage and fealty, service of a twelfth part of a knight’s fee, suit to the court of Egirmond every three weeks, puture of two serjeants and a horse at the manor of Mulkaster every ninth day, and service of 12d. yearly for sea-watch (vigilia maris).
Ravinglas. The hamlet, held of the deceased by the same William by homage and fealty and service of an eighteenth part of a knight’s fee.
Braihcstanes. The hamlet, held of the deceased by the same William by homage and fealty and by service of 16d. yearly for cornage.
Cleter. The manor, held of the deceased by William de Cleter by homage and fealty, suit to the court of Egirmond as above, puture as above, service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee, and service of 12d. yearly for sea-watch.
Bekermet, Fressington, Rotington, Wedacre and Arlokden. The manors, held of the deceased by Thomas Flemyng by homage and fealty, suit of court as above, puture as above, service of a ninth part of a knight’s fee, and service of 3s. for cornage for the manor of Bekermet and 2s. 6d. for cornage for the manor of Rotington.
Wylton. A moiety of the manor, held of the deceased by William de Cleter and William de Punsonby by homage and fealty and service of 12d. yearly for cornage.
Santon, Boleton, Gosford and Hale. A third part of the manors, held of the deceased by Sir Ralph de Dacre by homage, suit of court as above, puture as above, and service of 8s. 5 1/2d. for cornage and 12d. for sea-watch.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on the feast of St. Botulph last. Walter son of John Fitz Wauter son of the said Joan, aged 18 years, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 177. (22.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 23. (9.) (London.)

Footnotes

  • 1. In some of the following inquisitions this name appears as Rothe.
  • 2. The Exchequer inquisition describes the premises as constituting the manor of Byscheleye.
  • 3. The Exchequer inquisition is dated 20 December.
  • 4. The writs (except the Cumberland one) and the Chancery London inquisition erroneously call her the wife of John Fitz Wauter. In the Exchequer copy of the London inquisition the name is given correctly, apparently over an erasure.