Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 178

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M. C. B. Dawes, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 178', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 11, Edward III, (London, 1935) pp. 382-400. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol11/pp382-400 [accessed 29 May 2024].

M. C. B. Dawes. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 178", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 11, Edward III, (London, 1935) 382-400. British History Online, accessed May 29, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol11/pp382-400.

Dawes, M. C. B.. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 178", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 11, Edward III, (London, 1935). 382-400. British History Online. Web. 29 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol11/pp382-400.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 178

500. WALTER DE FAUCOMBERGE of Wythornwyk.
Writ, 17 May, 37 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at Malton, 8 June, 37 Edward III.
Pokeley. A chief messuage, a carucate of waste land by the common pasture and not enclosed, and 26s. 8d. rent of bondmen of Sir Thomas de Roos, held of the king in chief as parcel of the manor of Helmesley by homage and fealty and service of a hundredth part of a knight’s fee. If the lands of the aforesaid bondmen are uncultivated, so that no distress can be found for the above rent, Sir Thomas de Roos, lord of the manor of Helmesley, and his heirs shall pay it from their own coffers to the aforesaid Walter and his heirs.
He held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
He died on 4 October last. John de Faucomberge his son, aged about three quarters of a year, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (1.)
501. ELEANOR LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN DE GRYMSTEDE, knight.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Eleanor, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 18 June, 37 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. made at West Grymstede, the last day of June, 37 Edward III. (faded and defaced with gall).
West Grymstede. The manor (extent given), held for life by way of dower of the lands &c. late of the aforesaid John, late her husband, by the king’s assignment, of the inheritance of Reynold Perot, aged 25 years, who survives, son and heir of Isabel Perot daughter and heir of the aforesaid John. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight’s service. The extent includes a croft called ‘Morwyevecroft,’ a rent of 20d. from 5 bondmen called ‘maltselver,’ a rent of 2s. 6d. called ‘larderselver,’ and a cock and 3 hens for ‘chursett.’
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on Saturday after St. Martin, to wit, on 3 November, 35 Edward III. Thomas de Boclond her brother, aged [40 years], is her heir.
John Budesterne had possession of the manor after her death and received the issues, claiming it of the grant of one John de Grymestede son and heir of Adam de Grymstede the son and heir of the aforesaid John de Grymstede, knight, in reversion after the death of Eleanor, by a fine levied in the king’s court with the king’s licence.
Writ, 18 June, 37 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Eukesbury, 1 July, 37 Edward III.
Eukesbury. The manor (extent given), held by the deceased for life, in joint feoffment with her late husband, of the inheritance of Reynold Perot &c. as above. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight’s service, amount not known. The extent includes 5a. several pasture in Wolrethe and la Fryth.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death as above. Thomas de Bouclond her brother, aged 40 years, is her heir.
Possession by John de Budesterne, as above.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (2.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 22. (12.)
502. ELEANOR GROS.
Writ to the mayor of London to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Eleanor, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 12 December, 37 Edward III.
(Endorsed.) The mayor has taken the messuage &c. named in the inquisition into the king’s hand.
LONDON. Inq. taken before the mayor, 14 December, 37 Edward III.
She died on Friday after Trinity Sunday, 35 Edward III, seised of:—
Tower Ward. A messuage worth 4 marks yearly when let, but now empty, held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city.
She has no heirs.
Alice late the wife of Thomas de Cokefeld received the issues from the time of the death of Eleanor until 12 December, 37 Edward III, to the value of 11 marks 4s.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (3.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 22. (16.)
503. JOHN DE HAVERYNGTON.
Writ, 3 June, 37 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Multon, 1 July, 37 Edward III.
Multon. A third part of the manor, in Multon, Weston, Spaldyng and Quappelade (except a third part of the said third part which is held in dower by Margaret late the wife of Walter de Bermyngham the younger, and 100a. land which Robert de Haveryngton holds in fee tail by gift of Elizabeth his mother, formerly the wife of Walter de Bermyngham the elder), held of the prior of Spaldyng by service of 28s. rent.
He died on Sunday after St. Augustine, 37 Edward III. Robert his son, aged 6 years at Michaelmas last, is his heir.
Writ, 3 June, 37 Edward III.
(Endorsed.) The escheator has taken security from Roger Clifford, knight, to answer to the king for the issues of the lands &c. if they belong to the king.
LANCASTER. Inq. taken at Ulvereston, Thursday before the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 37 Edward III.
He held no lands &c. in his demesne as of fee at the time of his death, but on Tuesday in Whitsun week last he was seised in demesne as of fee of the manors of Aldyngham and Thirnum and a moiety of the manor of Ulvereston, and on that day he was ill, and being feeble in his illness but of good memory he gave the said manors and moiety to Roger de Clifford, knight, for life, with remainder to Robert son of John de Haveryngton and the heirs of his body, and delivered seisin in form aforesaid; but he was always in the hall of Gleston, which is parcel of the manor of Aldyngham, until Trinity Sunday last, on which day he died in the same hall.
Aldyngham. The manor (extent given), held of the abbot of Fourneys by homage and fealty, service of doing suit to the abbot’s court of Dalton every three weeks, and service of 10l. yearly.
Gleston (extent given, including a hall with chambers and other buildings, 2 water-mills and a fulling-mill, and a park for deer), is parcel of the above manor.
Thirnum. The manor, held of Thomas de Tweng, knight, Walter Facomberge, knight, and John de Coupeland by service of 20s. yearly, except a piece of land called ‘Henwra’ which he held of Miles de Stapilton by service of 2s. 4d. yearly.
Ulvereston. A moiety of the manor, held of the abbot of Fourneys by homage and fealty, service of 15s. yearly, and service of rendering 5d. yearly to Lancaster castle.
Date of death Trinity Sunday last, as above. Heir as above, aged 6 years.
(Writ missing.)
YORK. Inq. taken at Burton in Lonesdale, Friday after SS. Peter and Paul, 37 Edward III.
Austwik. The manor (extent given, including a rent of 26s. 8d. paid by a free tenant who holds Lynchpark and Lyneyelridyng by grant of the deceased), held of the lady Isabel de Moubray, as of the manor of Burton in Lonesdale, by knight’s service and service of doing suit to the said lady’s court of Burton every three weeks.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death as last above. Heir as above, aged 6 years and more.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Egremond, Monday before the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 37 Edward III (stained with gall and illegible in parts).
Egremont. A third part of the manor with appurtenances (extent given), held of the king in chief as of the crown …………….. of a knight’s fee, as the jurors understand. The extent mentions rents of tenants in burgage in the town of Egremond 50a. of demesne lands in the hands of tenants at will in Egremont and by Thirnby, Thornebank (?), Williamfeld, ……. and Cambanacre; and also the following:—
Wetecroft (?), Kemecroft (?), and Bigrigshagh. 5 1/2a. demesne lands in the hands of tenants at will.
………, ….. kestanes, Crosflat and Brakanthwayt. 12a. 1r. demesne lands lying waste, part of the common pasture of the tenants of Egremond.
Blaikstansyt. 16a. demesne lands lying waste and 4a. in the hands of tenants at will.
Halforthbank (?), and Tacknot. 6a. 3r. demesne lands lying waste.
Egremond. 15a. demesne lands late of William del Stanes, 10a. demesne lands in le Wayng, and 3a. demesne lands in divers places lying waste.
Le Wayng. 4a. demesne lands in the hands of tenants at will.
Calderton, member of Egremont. Tenants at will rendering 20s.
Egremond. Rents of free tenants, 4 waste burgages, rents of tenements late of Thomas de Bigrig, and rents of tenants at will.
Corkekel. Tenements now waste, formerly rendering 18s. yearly.
Rotyngton. 3s. 6d. rents of free tenants.
Brigshagh. 8d. rent of free tenants.
Bekermet. 21s. rent of tenants at will.
Carleton by Egremond and Wynskales. 14s. rent of tenants at will.
Egremond. Demesne meadows in Canoneriges, Scalgill, and by le Pele, Keraldhill, Redeker and Kirkenge, in parcels; a third part of a demesne meadow called ‘le Stiwardenge’; a third part of a park; and a third part of a wood called ‘Grabergh,’ the herbage of which is common to the tenants of Egremond.
Dreg and Braistanes. 25s. rent of tenants at will.
Egremont. A third part of a water-mill, and a third part of a fulling-mill out of repair.
Dreg. A third part of a decayed (debilis) mill.
Bekermet. A third part of a decayed mill.
Eynerdale and Kyneshed. 6l. rent of tenants at will, herbage worth 6l. yearly, a water-mill, a fulling-mill, and the fishery of Eynegarth.
Egremont. A third part of the toll of the fair held there every year on the feast of the Nativity of St. Mary, and a third part of the toll called ‘thurghtoll’ in the lordship of Egremont.
Ravenglas. A third part of the toll of the fair held on the feast of St. James.
Goseford (extent given), which is appurtenant to Egremond.
Egremond. A third part of the perquisites of the court, worth 20s. one year with another.
Scagill in Derwentefell. The deceased formerly held tenements there of Thomas de Lucy by homage and service of 3d. yearly, but long before his death he gave them in fee to Robert de Rotyngton, who survives.
Ullayk. He also held tenements there of Thomas de Burgh, lord of Dene, by homage and other services. These were recovered by assize long before his death by the right heirs.
Dreg. The manor, held of the deceased by the heir of Thomas Wake by homage and service of 6s. 8d. yearly for cornage.
Millum. The manor, held of the deceased by John de Hudeleston by homage and service of a knight’s fee and 13s. 4d. yearly.
Mosergh. The manor, held of the deceased by John de Mosergh by homage and service of 13s. 4d. yearly.
Egremond. There is in the said third part of the lordship a rent of free tenants called the fee of Vaus, 8s. 5 1/2d.
Caldre. The advowson of a third part of the abbey.
St. Bees. The advowson of a third part of the priory of the cell.
Haveryngton. The manor (extent given, including rents &c. at Wirkynton, Kelton and Wedacre), held of Gilbert de Colewenn by knight’s service.
The deceased held no other lands &c., knights’ fees or advowsons in the escheator’s bailiwick, except in the county of York, as the jurors understand.
Date of death and heir as last above.
Commission to William de Nessefeld and John de Rothewell to enquire as to any other lands held by the deceased, the king having been given to understand that he held more lands &c. in the counties of York, Lincoln, Cumberland and Lancaster than are contained in the preceding inquisitions. 24 October, 37 Edward III.
LANCASTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Ullerston in Fournes, Tuesday the eve of St. Nicholas, 37 Edward III, before John de Rothwell.
Sir John de Haryngton, knight, of Aldyngham, died seised of the following:—
Aldyngham. The manor, held of the abbot of Fournes by knight’s service, suit to the court of Dallton every three weeks, and the service of rendering 10l. of silver yearly.
Ullerston. A moiety of the manor, held of the same abbot by homage and fealty and the service of rendering 15s. yearly, and by the service of rendering 5d. yearly to Lancaster castle.
Thurnum. The manor, held of Thomas de Thweng, the heirs of Walter Fauconbergh, and John de Coupeland, by service of rendering 20s. yearly, except a plot called ‘Henwra’ which is held of Miles de Stapleton of Hathelsay by service of rendering 2s. 4d. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death as above. Heir as above, aged 5 years and more.
Sir Roger de Clifford has been in possession of the manor of Aldyngham and the moiety of the manor of Ullerston since his death.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (4.)
504. JOHN HERT.
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. 12 December, 37 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Corby, Thursday the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, 37 Edward III.
North Wythme. The manor, late of Antony de Houby, knight, held by the deceased, by the king’s gift, directly (sine medio) of Laurence de Hastyngs, earl of Pembroke, a minor in the king’s wardship, by service of half a knight’s fee; and a messuage and 20a. land with meadows called ‘Akrehevedes,’ held of Thomas de Pynchebek by service of 18d. yearly.
John de Boys, late sheriff of Lincoln, was in possession of the premises after the death of the said John Hert, and received the issues to the amount of 20 marks from the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 35 Edward III, until after Michaelmas, 37 Edward III.
John Hert died at Hornclyf, co. Kent, on Sunday before the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 35 Edward III. John his son, aged 4 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (5.)
505. MALCOLM (Maukelinus) DE HARLEYE.
Writ, 26 March, 37 Edward III.
HEREFORD. Inq. taken at Asshton, 12 April, 37 Edward III.
Asshton. A moiety of the manor (extent given), held of Edmund son and heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, a minor in the king’s wardship, by service of a sixth part of a knight’s fee.
He died on 26 February last. Robert de Harleye, his kinsman, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (6.)
506. WILLIAM DE INGLESTHORP, or INGOLSTHORP, knight.
Writ, 28 November, 37 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Bishop’s Lynn, (fn. 1) Wednesday after the Conception of the Virgin Mary, 37 Edward III.
Reynham. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Dover, by service of 10s. yearly for ward of Dover castle and suit to the court of Haule every three weeks. 3a. meadow in the manor are held of Robert de Skalis by service of 9d. yearly, and 4a. land of Henry de Brisle by service of 12d. yearly. The extent mentions a pasture called ‘Chirchecroft’ with an osier bed, and a third part of a leet at Easter.
He died on Tuesday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 37 Edward III. His son, aged a year and a half, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (7.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 136. (3.)
507. WILLIAM DE KIBLESWORTH.
Writ, 8 June, 37 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 12 January, 37 Edward III.
Cramelington. A chief messuage in ruins and 180a. waste land in demesne, held of the king in chief by homage and service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the county or elsewhere in the escheator’s bailiwick.
He died about 6 years ago. The escheators have received the issues of the above lands since his death, and have been charged therewith in their accounts at the Exchequer. Alexander his son, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (8.)
508. JAMES LAPYN.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said James, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 28 June, 37 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. taken at Canterbury, 14 September, 37 Edward III.
Morston. Tenements called Esthalle (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee.
Halbergh in Reculvre. A messuage and dovecot, 90a. arable, 1a. meadow, 5a. wood, 12a. several pasture for sheep, and 10s. rent, held of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of rendering 37s. yearly and doing suit to the archbishop’s court of Bysschoppeston every three weeks, and of the abbot of St. Augustine’s, Canterbury, by service of rendering 11 1/2d. yearly. The premises are held in ‘gavelekendies.’
Sydyngbourne. A messuage, held jointly by the deceased and Juliana his wife by gift of William Hwyte to them and the heirs of their bodies by a charter of feoffment. The messuage is held of Philippa queen of England, as of the manor of Middilton, by service of rendering 2d. yearly.
Rodemersham. A rent of 10qrs. of barley, held jointly as above, to be received from a messuage and 22a. land by the hands of William Tomelyn. The land so charged is held of queen Philippa, service not known. Also 2qrs. of barley from Robert Boly and 1 1/2qrs. from John Hwyn, held jointly as above.
Elmele. 27a. wet and often inundated land, held jointly as above by gift of Henry atte Doune of Elmele, Henry Jordan, ‘fysschere,’ and William Eylwyn, tenants of the said James as of the lands of Esthalle. The premises are held of the king in chief and were held of James in ‘gavelykendies’ by service of 3d. an acre before they came into his hand.
Hirne. A cottage, 6d. rent and 40a. land, held jointly as above by gift of Roger Maunel and James de Pysynge by a charter of feoffment shewn to the jury. They are held of the archbishop of Canterbury by homage only.
Reculvre. A wind-mill blown to the ground by the wind, 12a. land and 6a. salt marsh, held jointly as above by gift of the same Roger and James. They are held of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of rendering 20d. yearly and doing suit to the archbishop’s court every three weeks.
He died on 12 October, 33 Edward III. Thomas Lapyn his son, aged 16 years at the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last, is his heir.
He held no other lands &c. in the county or elsewhere, as the jurors understand.
Master Robert de Notyngham by the king’s grant had and still has the lands &c. of Esthalle in Morston until the majority of the heir. (fn. 2) The aforesaid Juliana, wife of the deceased, now the wife of John Cobeham, had and still has a third part of the same lands &c. as dower, and also occupies half the lands &c. in Halbergh in Reculvre, and has received the issues and profits. The late escheator, William de Halton, received and accounted to the king for the issues, and the present escheator has received and has to account for the same.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (9.)
509. THOMAS LOVET of Rissheton.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Thomas, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 20 October, 37 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) taken at Rouwell, 10 November, 37 Edward III.
Rissheton. Five cottages let for 5s. a year, held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of rendering a pair of gilt spurs yearly at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Wednesday after St. Bartholomew, 35 Edward III. Claud (Clausus) his son, aged 14 years and more at the time of his father’s death, is his heir.
Joan wife of Thomas and mother of Claud has received the issues since the death of Thomas on the ground of the maintenance (nutrimenti) of the said Claud.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (10.)
510. ANNE LATE THE WIFE OF PHILIP DE LUTTELEY.
Writ, 18 October, 37 Edward III.
STAFFORD. Inq. taken at Lychfeld, 2 November, 37 Edward III.
Ruggeley. The office of keeper of the bishop of Chester’s chace in Ruggeley, held in fee-tail of the same bishop by grand serjeanty and service of 6s. 8d. yearly, by gift of Thomas de Tomenhorn to William son of the said Thomas and the aforesaid Anne, then his wife, and the heirs of their bodies.
Tomenhorn. A third part of two parts of the manor, held for life in dower, of the inheritance of Thomas brother and heir of the said William her husband, of the aforesaid Thomas de Tomenhorn by knight’s service.
The reversions of both the above belong to Thomas brother and heir of the said William because she and the said William died without heir of their bodies.
She died on 28 July last. Thomas de Tomenhorn aforesaid, of full age, is her heir to the premises.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (11.)
511. CECILY LATE THE WIFE OF STEPHEN LAUNDY.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Cecily, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 1 September, 37 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Stokecursy, 10 September, 39 (fn. 3) Edward III.
Dourbourgh. A third part of the manor (extent given), held of Baldwin Malet by service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee.
Blecchewell. 10s. 4d. yearly rent from various tenants, held of Elizabeth Blount by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee.
Honyspill. 6 marks yearly rent out of the manor, held of Richard Cogan by service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee.
Bodmeston. 24s. 8d. rent from the hamlet, held of Robert de Brideport by service of a twelfth part of a knight’s fee.
Cosynton. 6s. 8d. yearly rent from various tenants, held of Elizabeth Brent by service of a seventeenth part of a knight’s fee.
Bodmeston. 7s. 4d. yearly rent from the hamlet, held of Robert Fitz Payn by service of a twenty-sixth part of a knight’s fee.
Catecote. 3s. yearly rent, held of Alice Catecote by service of a thirtieth part of a knight’s fee.
She died on Christmas Eve, 35 Edward III. Alice wife of Thomas Orchard, aged 22 years and more, Maud wife of John Wevelescombe, aged 25 years, and Christina wife of John de Croukern the younger, aged 13 years and more, a minor in the king’s wardship by reason of other lands &c. of her inheritance previously returned into Chancery, which are held of the king in chief, are kinswomen and heirs of the said Cecily.
Baldwin Malet has been in possession of the premises in Dourbourgh, William Thorn of the rent in Blecheswell, Richard Cogan of that in Honyspill, John Clarys (fn. 4) of that in Bodmeston, William Block of that in Cosyngton, Robert Fitz Payn of the other rent in Bodmeston, and Alice Catecote of the rent in Catecote, since Cecily’s death.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (12.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 25. (2.)
512. JOHN LEVEDYMAN.
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. 16 October, 37 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Carlisle, 26 October, 37 Edward III.
Raghton. A moiety of an acre of land, held of the king in chief by homage and fealty and service of a hundredth part of a grand serjeanty there, the entire serjeanty being held of the king in chief by homage and fealty and service of keeping a goshawk (austurcum) of the king’s in the forest of Ingelwod; and a close called ‘Barkerclos,’ held of the king in chief by fealty and the service of rendering 3d. yearly at the Exchequer of Carlisle by the hands of the sheriff.
He held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
He died about two years ago and more, as the jurors understand. John his son, aged 24 years and more, is his heir.
The escheator has received the profits of the premises since the death of the deceased because the heir has not sued his right, as the jurors understand, and is charged with them in his account.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (13.)
513. RICHARD MAUNDEVILL, knight.
Writ, 10 April, 37 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) taken at Northampton, 18 April, 37 Edward III.
Auescote. The manor (extent given), held jointly with Eleanor his wife, who survives, of the lord de Clifford by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Tuesday after Ascension day, 35 Edward III. John Maundevill his son, aged 7 years and more on Ascension day last, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (14.)
514. JOHN MOUNCEAUX, knight.
Writ, 10 April, 37 Edward III.
YORK. LIBERTY OF HOLDERNESS. Inq. taken at Hedon, Saturday 6 May, 37 Edward III.
Berneston. The manor, held in demesne and in service of Isabel the king’s daughter, as of her manor of Brustwyk, as of the honor of Aumale (which manor, with its knights’ fees and advowsons, the king gave to the said Isabel for life), by service of a knight’s fee and a sixth part of a fee and by doing suit to the said Isabel’s wapentake of Holdernesse every three weeks.
He held no other lands &c. in the liberty.
He died on Wednesday in Easter week last. John Mounceaux his son, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (15.)
515. THOMAS DE MALTON.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Thomas, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 12 September, 37 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, 26 October, 37 Edward III.
North Geveldale. A messuage in ruins, 4 waste tofts and 24 bovates of waste land; and
Est Geveldale. 4 bovates of waste land.
All held of the king in chief by homage and fealty and service of a moiety of a serjeanty there, the entire serjeanty being held of the king in chief by service of finding a crossbowman (balistarium) in York castle at his own costs for 40 days if there is war in co. York. The premises have lain waste for many years through lack of tenants and on account of their poorness.
He held no other lands &c. in the county or elsewhere in the escheator’s bailiwick.
He died on 22 September, 36 Edward III, but the escheator was not aware of his death or of the value of his lands &c. before 10 October following. His daughters Katharine, aged 26 years, married to Thomas de Plumland, and Elizabeth, aged 24 years, married to William de Penyton, are his heirs. Thomas and Katharine have issue; William and Elizabeth have none yet.
The escheators have received the profits since the death of the deceased and answered for them in their accounts.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (16.)
516. JOAN LATE THE WIFE OF ROBERT DE MORLE.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Joan, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 1 February, 37 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Norwich, Thursday in the octave of the Purification, 37 Edward III.
Halvergate. Four pieces of marsh and pasture containing 980a., held for life by grant of Thomas de Brotherton, late earl of Norfolk, with reversion to the earl and his heirs. The premises are held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of the earldom of Norfolk, service not known. The escheator took the premises into the king’s hand immediately after the death of the deceased by a writ of diem clausit extremum, and by the inquisition taken thereon it was found that Margaret wife of Walter de Maunny, one of the daughters and heirs of the earl, and Elizabeth then wife of Walter de Ufford, Joan wife of William de Ufford, and Maud, daughters of Alice late the wife of Edward de Monte Acuto, the earl’s second daughter and heir, were next heirs to the premises. Elizabeth died without heir of her body at Michaelmas, 35 Edward III. Maud entered religion at Berkyng, co. Essex, and took the veil there and was professed at the feast of St. Margaret last without heir of her body. And so Margaret wife of Walter de Maunny and Joan wife of William de Ufford, aged respectively 40 years and more and 14 years and more, are the heirs. At the Nativity of St. John the Baptist after the death of the said Joan de Morle the king directed the escheator to make a partition between the heirs and deliver a moiety to Walter de Maunny and Margaret his wife, then of full age, retaining the other moiety in the king’s hand on account of the minority of Joan de Ufford. Walter de Maunny and the escheator have remained in possession of the premises until now, and the escheator has accounted yearly at the Exchequer for the profit he has received.
Joan de Morle died about the feast of the Purification, 34 Edward III.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (17.)
517. RALPH DE MYDDELNEYE.
Writ, 12 July, 37 Edward III.
DORSET. Inq. taken at Maydene Nywton, 7 August, 37 Edward III.
Purstoke. The manor, held jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives, by a fine levied in the king’s court and with the king’s licence. The manor is held of the king in chief by service of rendering in the Exchequer 18l. and a pair of gilt spurs yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Saturday the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last. Alice atte Orchard his sister, aged 50 years and more, John atte Mere, son of Alice atte Putte his second sister, aged 24 years and more, Cecily Corbyn, daughter of Maud atte Welle his third sister, aged 22 years and more, and Isabel Frye his fourth sister, aged 23 years and more, are his heirs.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Jevele, 4 August, 37 Edward III.
Nether Hampme. The manor, held jointly as above by gift of John parson of the church of Putteneye, by a fine levied in the king’s court with the king’s licence. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Morton. The manor, held jointly as above, by the same fine, of Simon de Wardeney by service of rendering 12d. yearly.
Hampme Bursy. The manor, held jointly as above, by the same fine, of James Daudele by knight’s service.
Lengge. Two messuages, 2 carucates of land and 40a. meadow, held for life in form aforesaid, by the same fine, of the abbot of Athelney by knight’s service.
Chademede. A carucate of land and 12a. meadow, held for life in form aforesaid, by the same fine, of John de Erle by knight’s service.
Cory Ryvel. A messuage, a carucate of land, 12a. meadow and 12a. wood, held for life in form aforesaid, by the same fine, of the earl of Salisbury by knight’s service.
Exton. A fourth part of the manor, with the advowson of the church, held jointly as above, by the said fine, of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Knolle. (fn. 5) The manor, held for life jointly with Elizabeth his wife [of the inheritance of John son and heir of Sibyl daughter of John de Urtiaco], by grant of Peter de Cotes, with remainders successively to John his son and Sibyl wife of the latter and the heirs of their bodies, the heirs of the body of Sibyl, and the right heirs of Elizabeth, by a fine levied in the king’s court. The manor is held of the abbot of Athelneye by knight’s service.
Putteney Lorty. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held for life jointly with Elizabeth his wife, by gift of the aforesaid Peter, of the inheritance of the aforesaid John son and heir of Sibyl daughter of John de Urtiaco, by the aforesaid fine. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
The reversion of the premises in Lengge, Chademede and Cory Ryvel belongs to Katharine late the wife of Thomas de Berkele the elder, by the aforesaid fine.
The deceased held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heirs as above.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (18.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 23. (7.) (Somerset.)
518. HUGH DE MEIGNYLL, knight.
Writ, 12 May, 37 Edward III.
STAFFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Stafford, 17 June, 37 Edward III.
Kyngesley. 53s. 4d. rent and the advowson of the church, held of the duke of Lancaster for life by service of a rose yearly. The reversion after his death belongs to Thomas his son and the heirs of his body. Thomas is 23 years of age and more.
Pakynton. A messuage, half a carucate of land and 20s. rent, held of the bishop of Chester for life by service of doing suit to his court of Longedon every three weeks. The reversion belongs to Ralph Basset of Drayton, knight, by virtue of a grant of Ralph Basset of Drayton, his grandfather.
Wigynton. 4a. meadow, held of the earl of Pembroke for life by service of 5s. yearly and suit to his court of Wigynton every three weeks. The reversion belongs to Ralph Basset of Drayton, as above.
He died on the feast of SS. Philip and James last. Richard de Meignill his son, aged 30 years and more, is his heir, but has nothing in co. Stafford by hereditary descent.
Writ, 12 May, 37 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. (indented) taken at Derby, 19 June, 37 Edward III.
Yeveley. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of Richard Meignill, knight, (fn. 6) for life, by homage and fealty. The reversion belongs to Thomas de Meignill, his son, and the heirs of his body.
Holynton. A carucate of land and 20s. rent, held of the duke of Lancaster for life by homage, with reversion to the same Thomas, as above.
Cromford and Steple. A carucate of land, held of the same duke for life by homage, with the same reversion.
Wiaston. Half a carucate of land, held of the same duke for life as above, with the same reversion.
Langleye. The manor, held jointly with Joan late his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, of Henry de Shelford by homage.
Tissynton. The manor, held at farm for his life of Richard de Meignill his son, at a rent of six marks. The manor is held of the duke of Lancaster by homage.
Yeveley. The manor, held jointly with Joan late his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, of the duke of Lancaster by homage and fealty.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 12 May, 37 Edward III.
WARWICK. Inq. (indented) taken at Atherston, Saturday after St. Barnabas, 37 Edward III.
Kyngesneuton. A moiety of the manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church alternately with Richard de Herthull, knight, held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 2 May, 37 Edward III. Heir, Richard de Meignill, knight, his son, as above.
LEICESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Boseworth, Friday after St. Barnabas, 37 Edward III.
Upton. A moiety of the manor (extent given), held of William de Ferrariis, knight, by service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee.
Burton Overey. A moiety of a third part of the manor (extent given), held of John duke of Lancaster, as of his manor of Crophull, by service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee.
Melton Moubray. 26s. 8d. yearly rent, held of the lord de Moubray by homage and fealty.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as last above.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (19.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 23. (3.) (Warwick, Leicester, Derby.)
519. HUGH SON OF JOHN DE MERFLETE of Barton.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Hugh, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 28 April, 37 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Lincoln, Thursday in Whitsun week, 37 Edward III.
Barton on Humber. A chief messuage, 4 tofts, 1 1/2 bovates of land and 12a. meadow, held by knight’s service of the heir of John de Bello Monte, who in turn holds them of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He died on 28 July, 34 Edward III, without heir.
The king, by the escheator, has been in possession of the premises since his death, and has received the issues by reason of the minority of Henry son and heir of John de Bello Monte, late a minor in the king’s wardship, of whom the premises are held.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (20.)
520. THOMAS MOIGNE, knight.
Writ, 1 October, 37 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Welles, 20 October, 37 Edward III.
He held no lands &c. in the county.
He died on 26 August last. Edmund his son, aged 14 years and more is his heir.
DORSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Shirbourn, 26 October, 37 Edward III.
He held no lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 1 October, 37 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Gloucestre, Monday after St. Hillary, 37 Edward III.
Little Teynton. The manor, held in joint feoffment with John Moigne, who survives, for life. It is held of the earl of Ormond, as of his lordship of Kylpek, by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Saturday after St. Bartholomew last. Edmund his son, aged 15 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 1 October, 37 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Hadlegh, 23 October, 37 Edward III.
Hecham. Tenements worth 40s. yearly, held by him of Joan late the wife of Robert de Wachesham, knight, by service of a clove, and demised by him at farm 2 years ago for a term of 7 years at the above amount.
He died on Saturday after the Decollation of St. John the Baptist last. Thomas (sic) his son, aged 15 years and more, is his heir.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Castre by Norwich, 21 October, 37 Edward III.
Castre. The manor, with the advowson of the church of Markeshale, held of the king in free socage by service of rendering at the king’s castle of Norwich 12d. yearly for blanch farm.
Date of death as last above. Edmund his son, aged 15 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 1 October, 37 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Hadlegh, 4 March, 38 Edward III.
Hecham. Tenements worth 40s., held as in the Suffolk inquisition above.
Date of death as last above. Thomas (sic) his son, aged 15 1/2 years, is his heir.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Castre by Norwich, 2 March, 38 Edward III.
Castre. The manor, with the advowson of the church of Merkeshale, held as in the Norfolk inquisition above.
Date of death as last above. Edmund his son, aged 15 1/2 years, is his heir.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Est Derham, 5 March, 38 Edward III.
Attlebourgh. The manor of Croweshall, held of the earl of Arundel by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee and by service of a pair of gilt spurs worth 10d., or 10d. therefor.
Date of death and heir as last above.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (21.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 136. (1.) (Norfolk.)
521. THOMAS DE MEAWES.
Writ, 10 February, 37 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Lincoln, Wednesday in Easter week, 37 Edward III.
Bilyngeye. The manor, held of the archbishop of York by the foreign service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Tuesday before St. Mary Magdalene, 36 Edward III. Thomas son of John de Meawes his son, aged 12 years, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (22.)
522. GILES DE NEKETON.
Writ, 28 March, 37 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Kerseye, 6 April, 37 Edward III.
Hepeworth. The deceased held certain lands &c. there to himself and the heirs of his body by gift of William de Neketon, his father, by a fine levied in the king’s court; and on the third day before his death he made a feoffment thereof to John de Tomeston, parson of the church of Hepeworth, John parson of the church of Fornham St. Martin, and Alexander Godchild of St. Edmund’s, in fee, contrary to the statute (in fraudem et colusionem statuti) concerning wardships and marriages in taking from the chief lord the wardship and marriage of his heir, a minor. Many tenants did not attorn to the feoffees as to fealty or as to their services during his lifetime. The premises used to be held of the abbot of St. Edmund by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee; but at the time of the death of Giles they were held of the king by the same service, because the knights’ fees and advowsons of the abbey were then in the king’s hand by the death of William de Bernham, the last abbot.
Giles died on Monday after Michaelmas, 35 Edward III. Margaret his daughter, aged 8 years and more, is his heir.
Writ to the escheator to assign dower to Margaret late the wife of the aforesaid Giles of all the lands held by her husband of the abbey of St. Edmund. 5 October, 37 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Assignment of dower in Hepworth. 15 October, 37 Edward III.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (23.)
523. ROGER PALMER, or LE PALMERE, of Berkele.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Roger, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 12 May, 37 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Rodbrigg, 8 June, 37 Edward III.
Berkele in the New Forest. A messuage, 30a. arable, 3a. heath, 7a. waste, 1a. meadow, and 4a. wood, held of the king in chief by service of 8s. 9d. yearly payable at Michaelmas at the king’s manor of Lyndhurst, and by service of doing suit to the king’s court there, as parcel of a certain vaccary in the New Forest.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Thursday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 35 Edward III. Thomas le Palmere his brother, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
John Highe and Ralph Highe have been in possession of the premises since his death, and have received the issues, if any, by what title the jurors know not.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (24.)
524. JOHN PENCOMBE, or DE PENCOMBE.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands &c. held by the said John of the bishopric of Hereford and of others, the name and age of his heir, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 10 July, 37 Edward III.
HEREFORD. Inq. taken at Bromeyerd, 10 September, 37 Edward III.
Bromyerd Foreyn. 12a. land, held of the bishopric of Hereford, lately vacant and in the king’s hand, by knight’s service and by payment to the bishop of 6d. an acre; and a messuage and a carucate of land, held in socage.
He held no lands &c. except of the bishopric.
He died on 13 November, 35 Edward III, about noon. Thomas his son, aged 14 1/2 years, is his heir.
Robert, vicar of the church of Bromyerd, has been in possession of the premises since his death and received the issues thereof, by what title the jurors cannot say.
(Underwritten.) Let a commitment thereof be made to Stephen de Eyncheton, (paying) for the wardship the extent, and for the marriage 20s.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (25.)
525. THOMAS ROTHERY, knight.
Writ, 1 June, 37 Edward III.
SALOP AND THE MARCH OF WALES. Inq. taken at Shrewsbury, 7 June, 37 Edward III.
Dynas. The manor (extent given), held by the deceased and Cecily his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to John de Cherleton, the elder, and Hawise his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, by a fine levied in the king’s court. He held the manor of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
He died on 29 May last without heir of the bodies of himself and Cecily. Cecily died on 12 September, 35 Edward III. The manor ought to remain to John de Cherleton, knight, lord of Powys, son and heir of John de Cherleton, knight, son and heir of John de Cherleton the elder and Hawise his wife, who are parties to the fine. He is 26 years of age and more.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (26.)
526. AVICE LATE THE WIFE OF RICHARD SON OF IVO DE RAGHTON.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Avice, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 10 October, 37 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Carlisle, 22 October, 37 Edward III.
Raghton. 3a. land, held of the king in chief as parcel of a grand serjeanty, the whole of which is held of the king in chief by homage and the service of keeping one of the king’s goshawks in the forest of Ingelwod, to wit, by service of a fortieth part of the said serjeanty; and 12a. land and meadow, held of the king in chief by fealty and the service of rendering 13s. 4d. yearly at the Exchequer of Carlisle by the hands of the sheriff; and 11a. land, held of John de Raghton by service of 4s. yearly.
She held no other lands &c. in the county or elsewhere in the escheator’s bailiwick.
She died about two years ago. William de Briswode her brother, aged 40 years and more, is her heir.
The escheator has received the issues of the premises since her death, answering to the king at the Exchequer, because the heir has not sued his right out of the king’s hand.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (27.)
527. NICHOLAS DE REDYNG of Hedon.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Nicholas, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 18 April, 37 Edward III.
YORK. LIBERTY OF HOLDERNESS. Inq. taken at Hedon, Saturday, 20 May, 37 Edward III.
Hedon. A messuage and a croft, held jointly with Alice his wife, to them and the heirs of Nicholas, of the king in chief in free burgage by service of rendering at the king’s manor of Brustwyk 2s. 6d. yearly by the hands of the bailiffs of Hedon.
He held no other lands &c. within the liberty.
He died on 6 June, 17 Edward III. Stephen son of John de Redyng, aged 17 years and more, his kinsman, is his heir.
The aforesaid Alice had possession of the premises from the time of the death of the said Nicholas until 1 August, 20 Edward III, on which day she died. After her death the king by his escheator seized them and received the issues thereof from the said 1 August until 1 December, 29 Edward III, on which day the king granted to Isabel his daughter all the wardships and escheats of all tenants belonging to her manor of Brustwyk, and since then she has received the issues.
C. Edw. III. File 178. (28.)

Footnotes

  • 1. The Exchequer enrolment is dated at Reynham, 12 October, and the date of death is given as 12 July.
  • 2. An incorrect statement. See Calendar of Fine Rolls, Vol. VII, p. 111.
  • 3. Corrected from 37 in the original.
  • 4. Robert Bridport according to the Exchequer inquisition.
  • 5. There is some confusion here in the original owing to the alteration in tenure having been inserted over an erasure. The words in square brackets, which appear to have been erased in error in the Chancery inquisition, are supplied from the Exchequer copy.
  • 6. The Exchequer copy states that the premises are held of the duke of Lancaster by homage.