Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 158

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 158

59. REYNOLD DE COBHAM, or DE COBEHAM, knight.
Writ, 6 November, 35 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. made at Aumbr’, 29 November, 35 Edward III.
Langele Burel. The manor (extent given), held of the earl of Salisbury, by service of 2 knights’ fees, in joint feoffment with Joan his wife, who survives, by a fine levied at Westminster in Michaelmas term, 17 Edward III, before John de Stonore and his fellows, justices (and afterwards a concord was made in Hilary term, 18 Edward III, before the same justices), between John de la Mare of Langelegh Burel, knight, querent, and Thomas son of Maurice de Berkele, knight, deforciant, concerning the same manor and its appurtenances, except the advowson of the church, whereby the said John acknowledged the manor to be the right of the said Thomas, who in return granted it to the said John for life, to hold of the said Thomas and his heirs by service of a rose at Midsummer and by doing for the said Thomas and his heirs the services due to the lords of the fee, with remainder to the deceased and Joan his wife, and the heirs of the body of the deceased.
Lye. The manor (extent given), held of Thomas de Hoo, knight, by service of half a knight’s fee, in joint feoffment with Joan his wife, by grant of John Mohaut and Joan his wife by a fine levied at Westminster in Easter term, 27 Edward III, before John de Stonore and his fellows, justices.
He died on Tuesday after Michaelmas last. Reynold his son, aged 13 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 12 October, 35 Edward III.
SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Grensted, 11 November, 35 Edward III.
Northeye. The manor, with the advowson of the chapel, and a wood called ‘Ybrok’ with its ground (fundo), within the limits of the Cinque Port of Hastyng’, held jointly with Joan his wife, who survives, by gift of Richard Smelt, citizen and fishmonger of London, and Margery his wife, to the said Reynold and Joan and the heirs and assigns of Reynold, by a charter of feoffment to which is attached the seal of the Cinque Port of Hastyng’. The premises are held of William de Ychyngham, knight, by service of rendering 20s. yearly to him and 15s. yearly to the men of Hastyng’. The premises are within the bounds of the Cinque Ports and are taxable to the men of Hastyng’ as parcel of the Cinque Ports.
Estgrensted. 60a. land, held jointly as above by gift of Walter atte More of Lingefeld and Denise, his wife, to the said Reynold and Joan and the heirs of Reynold, by a fine levied before John de Stonore, Roger Hillary and other justices in 18 Edward III. The premises are held of Roger de Leukenore, knight, by service of rendering 6s. 8d. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 5 October last. Reynold his son, aged 13 years at Whitsun last, is his heir.
SURREY. Inq. taken at Southwerk, 4 November, 35 Edward III.
Ockested. The manor, held jointly with Joan his wife, who survives, by gift of Roger, parson of the church of Okested, and Peter de Estcote, by a fine levied in the king’s court. It is held of the king, as of the honor of Boulogne, by service of one knight’s fee.
Prinkeham in Lynggefeld. The manor, held jointly as above by gift of Thomas Fitlyng to the said Reynold and Joan and the heirs of their bodies by a fine. It is held of the abbot of Battle by service of rendering 20s. yearly and doing suit to his court of Lymmesfeld every three weeks.
Stonhurst and Estgrensted. 3 messuages, 3 carucates of land and 100a. wood, held jointly as above by gift of Thomas Fytlyng by the same fine. The premises are held of the abbot of Battle by service of rendering 13s. 4d. yearly.
Lyngfeld. A messuage, a toft, 2 mills, 308a. land, 29a. 3r. meadow, 14a. wood and rents of 13s. 10d. and a pound of cummin, held jointly as above by gift of John de Colchestre and Alesia, his wife, by a fine levied in the king’s court. The premises are held of the abbot of La Hide by service of rendering 28s. 8d. yearly.
Southwerk. A messuage by St. Mary’s church, held jointly as above by gift of John de Finchingfeld to the said Reynold and Joan and their heirs by a charter of feoffment. It is held of the prior of St. Mary’s church by service of rendering 5s. yearly.
Blecchynglegh. 26s. [8d.] rent, held jointly as above, to the said Reynold and Joan and the heirs of Reynold, by gift of Giles atte Ware. It is held of Ralph earl of Stafford, service not known.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as last above.
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Canterbury, 22 November, 35 Edward III.
Westcleve. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by the king’s gift, as the jurors understand; service not known, because the king’s charter thereof has not so far been shewn.
Elmelee in the Isle of Schepeye. A chief messuage and 80a. salt marsh, often flooded by the sea and the Medewey, held of Roger de Northwode by service of rendering 40s. yearly.
Estshelve Birdefeld. The manor, held jointly as above by gift of Thomas Fitelyng to the said Reynold and Joan and the heirs of Reynold by a charter of feoffment and a fine. The said manor of Cobehamschelve Bourdefeld is held of the king in chief, as of the castle of Dover, which is in the king’s hand, by service of rendering for ward of the said castle 3s. 9d. every 20 weeks, rendering yearly at the manor of Newenham a sparrowhawk and 2s., and rendering yearly to the abbot of Feveresham 20s. in equal portions at Easter and Michaelmas and 6d. at St. Peter’s Chains for sheriff’s aid (exilium).
Westwell. Tenements called ‘Westwell’ in Westwell, held jointly as above by gift of Thomas Fitelyng to the said Reynold and Joan and the heirs of Reynold by a charter of feoffment. The premises are held of Thomas Daldon, knight, by service of doing suit to his court of Bokton every three weeks.
Date of death and heir as last above.
KENT. Inq. taken at Rochester, 19 November, 35 Edward III.
Buggessell. Tenements so called (extent given) in Chevenyng, Sevenhok, Chydyngston and Hevere, held of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of rendering yearly 12d. to the archbishop, 14 1/2d. to Ralph de Frenyngham, 11s. to Thomas Moraunt, knight, and his parceners, 4d. to John Herry, 10d. to Thomas Ketelak, and 21 1/2d. to Maurice Knyght.
Sevenhok. Tenements called Denhull (extent given), held of Elizabeth de Kyrkeby, as of her manor of Horton, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee and by rendering 2s. yearly at the said manor of Horton and doing suit to the court there every three weeks.
He held no other lands in demesne or service in the lathes of Sutton and Eylesford.
Date of death and heir as last above.
Horkesdenn. The manor, held in joint feoffment by Reynold and Joan his wife, who survives, by gift of Thomas Fitlyng to them and the heirs of Reynold by a fine. It is held of the lord la Souche, as of his manor of Eynesford, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee and by rendering yearly 28s. to the said lord, 8s. to the archbishop of Canterbury, 40s. 2d. to John Kyriel, 6s. 8d. to John Poyns, and 6s. to the lady of Brockehull at the manor of Foucourt.
Chydyngston. The manor, held in joint feoffment, by gift as above, of the archbishop of Canterbury in gavelkind by service of rendering to him 5s. yearly and to Ralph de Frenyngham … (there appears to be an omission here in the original).
Aldyngton by Maydenston. The manor, held jointly, by gift as above, of the king as of the castle of Rochester, which is in his hand, by service of rendering for guard of the same 30s. yearly.
Neugare, Bourdfeld, Coulyngge, Cleve, Stoke, Hoo, Bromhey, Frendesbury, Woldham, Haloustowe, Newhithe and Haudlo. Two messuages, 40a. land, 20a. meadow, 400a. marsh and 100s. rent, held jointly, by gift as above, of Sir John de Cobeham, knight, by service of rendering 30s. yearly.
Holtesbury. The manor with the advowson of the church of Lullyngstan, held jointly as above by gift of Simon de Echingham and Alice his wife to the said Reynold and Joan and the heirs of Reynold, by a fine in the king’s court. The manor is held of the prior of Ledes by service of doing one suit to his court at Ledes at Michaelmas.
Broklond. The manor, held jointly as above by gift of Margaret late the wife of Stephen de Asshewy, daughter and one of the heirs of John Ifeld, to the said Reynold and Joan and the heirs of Reynold by a fine. It is held of the abbot of Westminster by service of rendering 13s. 4d. yearly.
Goldsmyth and Newhams. Tenements so called, held jointly as above by gift of Thomas Fitelyng to the said Reynold and Joan and the heirs of Reynold by a charter of feoffment. The premises are held of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of rendering yearly 31s. to him, 7s. 3 3/4d. to the lord la Souche, 4s. 6d. at the manor of Kynggesdoun, and 23s. to the master of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.
Shorham. A tenement called ‘Tynlyngsden’ with a grove called ‘Newmans’ thereto belonging, held jointly as above by gift of Simon Porter to the said Reynold and Joan and the heirs of Reynold by a charter of feoffment. It is held of the archbishop of Canterbury, service not known.
Chidyngston and Hevere. Tenements held jointly as above by gift of Richard son of Richard de Chestede, John son of John de Chevenyng and Thomas atte Foulebeche to the said Reynold and Joan and the heirs of Reynold. The premises are held of Nicholas Loveyne by service of 20s. yearly.
Edelmesbregge. Tenements called ‘Scha[rden],’ acquired jointly by the deceased and Joan his wife of Eleanor late the wife of John Tanner of Rochester, so that after the death of the said Eleanor, and of Katharine her daughter, they ought to remain to the said Reynold and Joan and the heirs of Reynold, by a charter of feoffment. The premises are held of Lora Savage, as of the manor of Halstede, by service of 2s. 6d. yearly and 4 ploughshares.
Date of death and heir repeated.
Writ, 26 October, 36 Edward III.
OXFORD. Inq. made at Oxford, 4 January, 36 Edward III.
Oxford. A moiety of two water-mills beneath the castle, 90a. meadow by Oseney called ‘Kyngesmede,’ and a moiety of the profits of the fishery of a certain water called ‘Temese’ from the bridge called ‘Hidebrigge’ to the said mills, held for life of the king’s demise. The reversions belong to the king.
He died on Tuesday after Michaelmas, 35 Edward III. Reynold de Cobham his son, aged 14 years and more, is his heir.
KENT. Assignment of dower to Joan late the wife of Reynold de Cobeham, knight, made at Bouxsull in the presence of John de Bampton, attorney of Sir John atte Lee, steward of the lady Philippa, queen of England, 6 February, 36 Edward III.
The following are assigned for all the lands held by Reynold in fee in the county of Kent:—
Elmele in the Isle of Schepey. Tenements.
Bouxsull. Tenements so called, in Chevenyng, Sevenoke, Chydyngston and Evere.
Denhull in Sevenok. Tenements.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (1.)
60. WILLIAM DE DACRE, or DE DAKER, knight.
Writ, Clere, 7 August, 35 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Holbech, 1 September, 35 Edward III.
Holbech. The manor. Ranulph de Dacre and Margaret his wife, father and mother of the deceased, being seised of the manor in right of the said Margaret, granted it to the deceased and Katharine his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion to the grantees and the heirs of Margaret. Ranulph is dead, and William and Katharine are dead without heir of their bodies, so that the reversion belongs to Margaret. The manor is held of the earl of Hereford by homage and fealty only. He holds it of the earl of Richmond by homage and fealty only, and the earl of Richmond holds it of the king by homage and fealty only.
William de Dacre died on Sunday before St. Margaret, 35 Edward III.
Ranulph de Dacre his brother, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
Fragment of writ.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, Monday the eve of St. Bartholomew, 35 Edward III.
York. A messuage by the friars of the order of St. Augustine, held of the king in the burgage of the city of York by service of 1d. yearly for husgable by the hands of the bailiffs of the city.
Thurgramby. 2 waste plots, 100a. land and 7a. meadow, held of the lady Margaret de Multon by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 18 July last. Ranulph de Dacre, parson of the church of Prestcotes, his brother, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Carlisle, Monday after the Assumption of the Virgin, 35 Edward III.
Glassanby. A sixth part of the town, and 8a. wood and 1r. meadow, held of the king in chief by homage and fealty and by service of rendering at the Exchequer of Carlisle by the hands of the sheriff 20d. yearly for cornage at the feast of the Assumption.
Dacre. Two parts of the manor (extent given, including a park with deer), and of tenements, specified below, in Thakthwayt, Mossdale, Soulby, Newbigging, Grenrig, Dolffanby and Blencow, held, together with the third part (which is held in dower by Margaret late the wife of Ranulph de Dacre, mother of the deceased, who survives, of the inheritance of the deceased), of the heir of William late baron of Graystok, a minor in the king’s wardship, by homage and fealty and service of 8s. yearly for cornage at the feast of the Assumption, and by service of 10d. yearly at Christmas.
Thakthwayt. 19s. 6d. rent of tenants at will.
Mossedale. A close in the hands of a tenant at will rendering 4s., 39s. 10d. rent of tenants at will, two parts of a decayed fulling-mill in the hand of a tenant at will rendering 4s., two parts of a decayed water-mill in the hand of a tenant at will rendering 6s., and a plot called ‘le Bouschale’ in the hands of tenants at will rendering 22s. 11 1/2d.
Soulby. 40s. rent of tenants at will.
Newbigging. 31s. 3d. rent of tenants at will and 2s. 1d. rent of one free tenant.
Grenrig. 11s. 1d. rent of tenants at will.
Dolffanby. 10s. rent of tenants at will.
Blencowe. 19s. rent of tenants at will.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as last above.
Writ, Clere, 7 August, 35 Edward III.
LANCASTER. Inq. (defaced with gall and almost illegible. The words in brackets have been supplied from the folio Calendar.)
Fisshwyk. The manor, held of John earl of Lancaster, Richmond and Lincoln, of the lands of Blanche his wife, one of the heirs of Henry late duke of Lancaster, of the honor of Lancaster, by knight’s service.
Halton. The manor with the advowson of the church, held of the same earl, as above, of the honor of Lancaster, by knight’s service and by rendering 6l. 6s. yearly. There are two free tenants holding parcels in Overburgh (the rest illegible).
[Leke and Whistone. Lands and tenements.
Prestcote. The church.
West Derby. The manor.
Eccleston. The manor.
Leilondshire. Lands and tenements.]
WESTMORELAND. Inq. taken at Kyrkeby in Kendale, Saturday after the Assumption, 35 Edward III.
Preston Patrik in Kendale. Lands &c. wherein are tenants at will rendering 66s. 8d. yearly, with waste woodlands, to wit, 200a. called ‘Prestonwod’ and 100a. called ‘Aldhotonwod,’ held of Sir Gilbert de Curwen of Wyrkyngton, the elder, service not known.
Barton. A messuage which Annora late the wife of John de Lancastre, lately deceased, held for her life of the inheritance of Ranulph de Dacre, father of the deceased, whose heir the deceased was. It is held of the king in chief by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee. It renders yearly 2s., and is in the king’s hand by the death of the said Annora and in the custody of the escheator because the heir of the said Ranulph did not prosecute his right thereto.
The deceased held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as last above.
Writ to Robert de Tughale, chamberlain of Berwick on Tweed, 7 August, 35 Edward III.
ROXBURGH SHERIFFWICK. Inq. taken at Roxeburgh, 6 October, 1361.
Nethircraling. The manor, held of the king by homage and fealty only.
He held nothing of others in the county.
Master Randolf de Daker his brother, aged 30 years, is his heir.
The said manor has been in the king’s hand by reason of the death of the said William since the feast of St. James last.
Writ of certiorari to the same as to the debts of the deceased on account of which the manor of Nethircralyng was taken into the king’s hand. 16 February, 36 Edward III.
ROXBURGH. Reply (undated).
The deceased was seised of the manor of Nethercralyng in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death, and after his death the manor was taken into the king’s hand by virtue of the writ of diem clausit extremum and not by reason of any debt to the king, as the present writ supposes. The writer has examined the rolls and memoranda of the king of England’s Chancellor and Chamberlain in Scotland and has not found that the deceased owed anything to the king.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (2.)
61. RICHARD DANSEYE.
Writ, 12 October, 35 Edward III.
HEREFORD. Inq. taken at Hereford, Saturday before St. Thomas the Apostle, 35 Edward III.
Kyngeston. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of the king in chief by service of going with the baggage (cariag’) of the king’s son from Hereford to Gloucester.
He died on St. Cuthbert’s day last. Thomas his son, aged 8 years, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (3.)
62. ROLAND DANEYS, knight.
Writ, 6 November, 35 Edward III.
RUTLAND. Inq. (indented) taken at Okam, Tuesday the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, 35 Edward III.
Lyndon. The manor (extent given, including 9 ‘holmis’ of meadow), with the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief by service of a sixth part of a knight’s fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 19 November last. John son of Oliver Daneys, his kinsman, aged 10 years and more at Michaelmas last, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (4.)
Writ to the escheator in Rutland to assign dower to Elizabeth late the wife of the said Roland, after having received her oath not to marry without the king’s licence. 28 January, 36 Edward III.
E. Inq. P.M. File 21. (12.)
RUTLAND. Assignment (fn. 1) of dower (indented) to the said Elizabeth, made at Lindon, 8 February, 36 Edward III.
Lyndon. A third part of the manor and of the advowson of the church. The assignment is set out at length, with descriptions of rooms in the house, outhouses and fields.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (4.)
63. WILLIAM DANVERS.
Writ, 29 January, 35 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Little Weldon, 5 February, 35 Edward III.
Weldon. The manor with the office of keeper of the king’s buckhounds, held jointly with Margaret his wife, now deceased, by gift of Richard Daunvers to them and the heirs of William’s body, with remainder, in case the said William should die without heir of his body, to John son of Margaret de Borhunte and Mary, his wife, and the heirs of his body. He held the manor of the king in chief by service of being the king’s huntsman of his buckhounds; having in his keeping 24 buckhounds and 6 greyhounds of the king’s hounds. He shall receive from the king for the food of each hound 1/2d. a day. He shall have two yeomen called berners (bernarios) to keep the said hounds, each of whom shall receive 1 1/2d. a day and a gown every year in cloth or a mark in money for his gown and hose (calsura); and a fewterer at the king’s wages who shall have 2d. a day and a gown or a mark a year, and for his shoes (calcitura) 4s. 8d. Of these hounds the said huntsman shall keep at his own costs 15 buckhounds and one yeoman berner for forty days every year in Lent; and the rest of the hounds and the other berner, as well as the fewterer, shall be at the king’s costs as well during Lent as for the rest of the year. The said huntsman shall receive, if in the Court, 7 1/2d. a day for his wages, and, if outside the Court on the king’s business, 12d. a day, and two gowns yearly or 40s. in money, and well or ill (sanus et egrotus) a pennyworth of bread and a gallon of ale and a mess (ferculum) of boiled food (de grossis coquine) and a mess of roast meat (de carnibus assatis) daily.
William is dead without heir of his body; the said John son of Margaret is dead; and Mary, late his wife, survives and is married to Bernard Brokas, knight.
The aforesaid feoffment was made by a fine in the king’s court, whether with the king’s licence or not the jurors know not.
Date of death not known.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (5.)
64. ROBERT DAUBENEY.
Writ, 2 October, 35 Edward III.
WESTMORELAND. Inq. taken at Appleby, Friday after St. Luke, 35 Edward III.
Kesskliff. The hamlet (extent given, including tenements held by the heir of Walter Mawchell and William de Hete), held of Ralph son and heir of William late baron of Graystok, a minor in the king’s wardship, as of the manor of Dufton, by homage and service of 6d. yearly for cornage, and by doing suit to the court of Dufton.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Saturday after the Nativity of the Virgin last. Ellen his daughter, wife of [John (fn. 2) ] de Moriceby, aged 28 years, is his heir.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penreth, Tuesday after St. Luke, 35 Edward III.
Kirkethwayt and Linethwayt in the forest of Inglewode. The hamlets (extent given), held as of the purpresture of that forest of the king in chief by service of 60s. yearly payable at the Exchequer [of Carlisle] (fn. 3) by the hand of the sheriff.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir (partly illegible) as above.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (6.)
65. ELIZABETH LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN DELVES, or DE DELMES.
Writ, 1 December, 35 Edward III.
SALOP. Inq. taken at Chirchestretton, Thursday the feast of St. Hilary, 35 Edward III.
Lauton. Half a hide of land, held jointly with Walter de Baskervill, knight, formerly her husband, to them and the heirs of their bodies, of the king in chief by service of finding a serjeant on foot with a bow and arrows for fifteen days yearly in the king’s army in Wales at the costs of the tenant. The said half hide contains a capital messuage, 30a. arable, 4a. meadow, 2a. several pasture, 2s. rents of free tenants and 6s. rents of tenants for a term.
Pikethorn. The hamlet (extent given), held jointly as above of the prior of Wenlok in chief by service of 26s. 8d. yearly to the prior and a fee-farm of 16d. yearly to the king.
She died on 8 November, 35 Edward III. John, son of the said Walter and herself, aged 11 years and more on Ash Wednesday, 35 Edward III, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (7.)
66. ELIZABETH DE DREBY.
Writ, 22 October, 35 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (fn. 4) (indented) made at Northampton, Tuesday the feast of St. Clement, 35 Edward III.
Brampton. The manor (extent given, including a windmill and a horse-mill), held as to one moiety of the prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England by service of rendering 13s. 6d. yearly, and as to the other moiety of the lord le Roos by service of rendering 1lb. of cummin yearly.
She died on 20 October last. Roger Beler, her kinsman, aged 30 years and more at Michaelmas last, is her heir.
Writ, 22 October, 35 Edward III.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. taken at Notyngham, Saturday after St. Katharine, 35 Edward III.
Gonalston. The manor (extent given), except an acre of land and the advowson of the church, held in fee tail of the king in chief, as of the honor of Peverel, by homage and fealty and by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee. In 18 Edward II. a fine was levied between John Harys, querent, and Thomas de la Forde, clerk, and Robert Scolond, deforciants, whereby the latter surrendered the premises to the former for his life, with successive remainders to Roger Beller for life, to Thomas son of Roger Beller and Margaret his wife, younger daughter of Richard de la Ryvere, knight, and the heirs of their bodies, to Roger son of the said Roger Beller and Margaret his wife, elder daughter of Richard de la Ryvere, and the heirs of their bodies, and to the right heirs of John Harys. John Harys and Roger Beller died as life tenants. Afterwards Thomas son of Roger, the elder Margaret and the younger Margaret died in the order named, and after the death of the last the deceased Elizabeth de Dreby had entry as daughter and heir under the entail, and has died seised without heir of her body; so that the premises belong to Roger son of Roger Beller, who survives, by virtue of the remainder.
Date of death as above. She has no heir of the premises, but her heir in blood is Roger Beller, aged 40 years.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (8.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 18. (13.) (Northants.)
67. WILLIAM DE DRAYTON of Tychemersh.
Writ, 12 October, 35 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) made at Thrappeston, 3 January, 35 Edward III.
Tichmersche. A messuage, a carucate of arable containing 80 acres, of which half can be sown and the other half lies fallow and in common, 10a. meadow, half a virgate of land containing 12a., 7 marks rent and a several pasture, held of the heir of Lovel, a minor in the king’s wardship, by knight’s service, as of his castle of Tichmersche, which is held of the king in chief.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 6 October last. John de Drayton his son, aged 16 years and more at Michaelmas last, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (9.)
68. JOHN DE DRAYCOTE.
Writ, 15 January, 35 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Castelcary, Saturday after the Conversion of St. Paul, 36 Edward III.
Redlissh. The hamlet (extent given), held of the heir of Nicholas Seymour, a minor in the king’s wardship, by a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Thursday before St. Thomas the Apostle last. Simon his son, aged 26 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (10.)
69. CLEMENCY DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF JOHN DE EXEMUTH.
Writ after the death of the said Clemency, who has died a minor in the king’s wardship. 12 October, 35 Edward III.
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Wodhull, 16 October, 35 Edward III.
Wymington. A messuage, 200a. land, 20a. meadow and 2s. rent, together with the advowson of the church, came into the king’s hand by the death of the said Clemency, and are held of the king by petty serjeanty, rendering yearly 2s. by the hands of the sheriff.
She died a minor on 16 July last. Richard, son of the late William Harcourt, aged 36 years and more, is her heir. This Richard Harcourt, immediately after the death of Clemency, entered the premises and alienated them to John Curteys and his heirs without the king’s licence.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (11.)
70. WILLIAM DE ENEFELD.
Writ, 1 November, 35 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Rothingge Abbesse, Monday after St. Edmund the King, 35 Edward III.
Fifhide. 40a. arable and 30a. wood, held of the king in chief, the arable by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee and the wood by service of a thirtieth part of a knight’s fee. 10a. of the wood are worth nothing yearly on account of the number of great trees, and 20a. can be cut every eighth year, to wit, 2 1/2a. every year, worth 2s. an acre only on account of the shade of the great trees.
Little Laufare, Morton and Rothingg Beauchaump. A messuage, a mill, 2 carucates of land, 12a. meadow and 40s. rent, held jointly with Joan his wife, who survived him seven weeks, of the abbot of Waltham and Thomas Fitz Richard, service not known, by gift of Richard de Enefeld, knight, and William Morice, who enfeoffed the said William and Joan thereof for their lives, with remainder to John their son, who survives, and the heirs of his body, and, failing such heirs, to the right heirs of William de Enefeld.
He died on Friday after St. Laurence last. John his son, aged 15 years on St. Andrew’s day last, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (12.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 132. (1.)
71. KATHARINE LATE THE WIFE OF GILES DE ESCOTE.
Writ, Claryndon, 18 September, 35 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Romeseye, 26 October, 35 Edward III.
Tuderle. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of the king in chief as parcel of the grand serjeanty late of Roger de Langeford. The carucate contains 80a. land, and there are 3a. meadow, pasture for 2 horses, 6 oxen and 200 sheep, a free tenant rendering 6s. 8d. yearly and 1/2lb. cummin, 31s. 4d. rents of bondmen, of which 2s. 6d. is paid to the king, and pleas &c. of court worth 18d.
Okle. A messuage, a third part of a watermill, a third part of a fulling-mill, 40a. land and 2a. meadow, held in parcels of the lady Philippa, queen of England, the prior of St. Swithun’s, Winchester, the prior of the Maison Dieu of Portesmuth, the prior of Motesfonte, the prioress of Ambresburi, John de Boclonde, William de Overton and the prior of St. Denys by service of 6l. 10s. yearly, how distributed the jurors know not.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on Thursday after St. Denis last. William her son, aged 7 years and more, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 158 (13.)
72. JOHN ESSEX of Redeswell.
Writ, 10 June, 35 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Redeswell, 16 June, 35 Edward III.
Redeswell. A messuage, 60a. arable, 1 1/2a. pasture and 18s. 9d. rent, held of the king, as of the honor of Boulogne, by knight’s service.
He died on Wednesday before Michaelmas last. John, his son, who is of full age, is, if living, his heir; and in case this John is dead, then Thomas his brother, aged 19 years and more, is next heir of the deceased. Joan late the wife of the deceased, who is exceedingly poor (nimis pauper), is to be dowered of the premises.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (14.)
Writ to the escheator to assign dower to Joan late the wife of John Essex of Reddeswell, after receiving her oath not to marry without the king’s licence. 18 June, 35 Edward III.
E. Inq. P.M. File 17. (20.)
73. JOHN DE ELYNG.
Writ, 7 December, 35 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Romeseye, 26 February, 36 Edward III.
Elyng. A messuage, 47a. arable, 7a. meadow lying on the sea shore and often flooded so that nothing can be got from it except the first crop (prima vestura), 7a. wood, pasture for 2 horses, 4 oxen and 80 sheep, 11s. rent of tenants, and pleas &c. of court worth 6d., held of the king in chief by service of being bailiff errant in the Isle of Wight and in the New Forest (fn. 5) and making execution of the king’s orders there by the sheriff; 3 cottages and 4a. arable, held of Hugh Camoys by service of 18d. and suit of court twice a year.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Tuesday the feast of St. Laurence last. Emma his sister, aged 30 years and more, married to John Priour, Aubrey another sister, aged 40 years and more, married to John Pyk, and Alice, daughter and heir of Maud his third sister deceased, aged 30 years and more, are his heirs in the order named.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (15.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 20. (14.)
74. ELIZABETH LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN DE ERLE.
Writ, 18 December, 35 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Lamport, 17 January, 35 Edward III.
Somerton Erlegh. The manor (extent given), held for life in dower by assignment of John de Erle, knight, formerly her husband, of the inheritance of John, the latter’s son and heir. The manor is held of the king in chief by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Babbecary. The manor (extent given), similarly held of the heir of John de Beauchamp of Somerset, a minor in the king’s wardship, by knight’s service.
Purye. The hamlet (extent given), similarly held in dower of Edward le Spenser by fealty and by rendering 5s. yearly.
The reversion of all the premises belongs to the aforesaid John, son and heir of John de Erle, knight.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on 12 December last. The aforesaid John, son of John de Erle and herself, aged 28 years and more, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (16.)
75. ADAM FREMAN of Wartre.
Writ, 26 June, 35 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, 20 August, 35 Edward III.
Wartre. A moiety of a toft and of a bovate of land, held of the heir of William de Roos of Hamelak, late a minor in the king’s wardship, by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 12 August, 23 Edward III, in the pestilence, as the jurors understand. Since his death the escheators have charged themselves in their accounts with the issues of the premises. John his son, aged 24 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (17.)
76. JOHN FITZ BERNARD.
Writ, 26 April, 35 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Derteford, 3 May, 35 Edward III.
Kyngesdon. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee, to him and the heirs of his body, by gift of John de Northwode the elder to Thomas Fitz Bernard, his father, and Bona wife of the said Thomas, and the heirs of the body of Thomas, with remainder to Bartholomew de Badelesmere and his heirs, by a fine levied in 6 Edward II. The extent includes plots called ‘Courtwode’ and ‘le Parke,’ woods called ‘Knokfrethe,’ ‘Dembyrwode’ and ‘Rogerswode,’ worth nothing because they lie ‘copys,’ rents of a pair of spurs, a pair of gloves and seven ploughshares, and views of frankpledge at Easter and Michaelmas.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 4 April last, 35 Edward III, without heir of his body. The manor of Kynggesdon now remains to the heirs of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, to wit, to Maud de Veer, countess of Oxford, his daughter, aged 40 years, to Margery lady de Roos, his daughter, aged 40 years and more, to Roger, son of Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of March, son of a sister of the last two, aged 4 years, a minor in the king’s wardship, and to the heir of Margaret late the wife of John de Typptote, deceased, daughter of the said Bartholomew, aged 19 years and in the king’s wardship.
Writ to the escheator to assign dower to Elizabeth, late the wife of the said John, after receiving her oath not to marry without the king’s licence. 9 May, 35 Edward III.
KENT. Assignment of dower (indented) in the manor of Kyngesdowne. 7 June, 35 Edward III.
The assignment gives the rooms, outhouses and fields &c. assigned as dower, with names of tenants &c.
C. Edw. III. File 158 (18.)
77. RICHARD DE LA FELDE, or ATTE FELDE. (fn. 6)
Writ after the death of the said Richard, who held of the heir of Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, a minor in the king’s wardship. 10 November, 35 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) (fn. 7) taken at Yvele, Saturday after St. Andrew, 35 Edward III.
Mersshton. A messuage &c. called Lytelmersshton, with 160a. arable, 14a. several meadow, 3a. several pasture, 14s. 3d. rents, and pleas &c. of court worth 16d., held for life, of the inheritance of John Hastynges, son and heir of Laurence de Hastynges, late earl of Pembroke, of the king in chief, (service not specified).
He died on 4 August last. Heir not known, because he had no heir of his body.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (19.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 19. (9.)
78. JOAN LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN DE FOLVILL.
Writ, 22 October, 35 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Louth, Saturday before St. Katharine, 35 Edward III.
Wodethorp. The manor with its member Thorsthorp (extent given), held for life of Roger de Pedwardyn by service of half a knight’s fee, by gift of William Bernak to John Bernak and the said Joan, who was then his wife, and the heirs of their bodies.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on Wednesday before St. Luke, 35 Edward III. Maud, daughter of the said John and Joan, married to Ralph de Crumbewell, knight, by whom she has issue, is her heir, and is aged 24 years.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (20.)
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Bokenham, 3 November, 36 Edward III.
Bokenham and Besthorp. The manors, held for life of the king in chief by knight’s service, in dower of the inheritance of William Bernak, son and heir of the said John, who died a minor in the king’s wardship.
She died 2 October. Heir as above, aged 26 years and more.
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 132. (16.)
79. WILLIAM DE FILILOD.
Writ, Beaulieu, 17 August, 35 Edward III.
SALOP. Inq. taken at Alvytheleye, 1 September, 35 Edward III.
Asteleye and Nordeleye. A messuage, a water-mill, a carucate of land, 2a. meadow, 1a. pasture, 3a. wood and 30s. rent, held jointly by him and Denise his wife, by the king’s charter, of the king in chief by service of providing at his own costs a man riding with the king for forty days when there is war in Wales.
He died on 7 August last. John his son, aged 15 years, is his heir.
There are no pleas or perquisites of court or other profits that can be valued.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (21.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 19. (1.)
80. AGNES LATE THE WIFE OF THOMAS FITZ EUSTACE, or AGNES FITZ EUSTACE.
Writ, Swalfeld, 30 July, 35 Edward III.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Stonystratford, Tuesday the feast of St. Laurence, 35 Edward III.
Shenle. A manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on Friday after the Translation of St. Thomas, 35 Edward III.
John Fitz Eustace her son, aged 22 years and more, is her heir.
Writ, Wyndesore, 20 September, 35 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Ouesden, Monday before SS. Simon and Jude, 35 Edward III.
Ouesden. The manor called ‘le Newehalle’ (extent given), held for life by gift of Thomas Fitz Eustace, sometime her husband, of the heirs of William Creketot by service of 1lb. pepper yearly.
She died on Friday before St. Margaret last. Heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (22.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 125. (17.) (Suffolk.)
81. THOMAS LE FORESTER.
Writ, 1 October, 35 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) made at Stony Stratford, Tuesday after St. Leonard, 35 Edward III. (illegible in places).
Poukesley and le Lye. A messuage, 80a. land and 44s. rent, held of the king in chief by service of rendering to the king’s farm 2s. yearly. The messuage includes a dovecot; and there is a horse-mill, out of repair, held of Edward prince of Wales, as of the honor of Berkhamstede, by service of 1d. yearly.
Poukesley. A half-acre called ‘le Stokyng,’ held of Peter Fitz Johan by service of 1/2d. yearly.
Passenham. A messuage and 2 crofts, farmed for 40d. yearly to a tenant at will, held of John earl of Richmond, as of the manor of Passenham, by service of rendering 6d. yearly.
Fortho. A croft called ‘le Brede,’ farmed for 3s. yearly as above, held of William de Fortho by service of rendering 18d. yearly; a curtilage called ‘Alnesyerd,’ held of the lord of Fortho by service of 6d. yearly.
Couesgrave. A messuage with curtilage and 7a. land, farmed for 6s. a year, held of John atte Mulne and John Bernevill by service of rendering 5s. yearly. (The messuage is held of the manor of Couesgrave by service of 18d. yearly). 7a. arable, held of Henry de Lyle, knight, by service of 4s. yearly. A messuage and 4a land and 1/2a. meadow, farmed to a free tenant for 6d. yearly, held of the abbot of …… by service of 5s. yearly.
Purie. Two tofts, 24a. land, 2a. meadow and 2a. pasture, held of Thomas de ….. by service of rendering 13s. 4d. yearly.
He died on 6 October last. Isabel, wife of [Richard Hardeshull, Lucy, wife of Simon Rous, sisters of the deceased, (fn. 8) ] and John de Brogghton, son of Pauline, his third and eldest sister, all 30 years and more of age, are his heirs.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (23.)
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Stonyngstretford, 26 October, 35 Edward III.
Poukeleye and Leye. As above.
Poukeleye. ‘Le Stokkyng,’ as above.
Passenham. As above.
Fortho. ‘Le Brede’ and ‘Alneyerd,’ as above.
Couesgrave. A messuage with curtilage and 7a. land, as above.
Date of death and heirs as above.
Writ to the escheator to deliver to the heirs their pourparties of the lands &c. held of the king in chief, and not to intermeddle further with the lands &c. held of others. 26 January, 36 Edward III.
E. Inq. P.M. File 18. (10.)
82. JOHN FITZ WAUTER, or FITZ WAUTIER, knight.
Writ to John Pecche, mayor of London, 11 December, 35 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq., 12 December, 35 Edward III.
He held no lands or tenements in London or the suburbs, but he held:—
Castle Baynard ward. The advowson of the church of St. Andrew.
Heirs or date of death not known, because the deceased died outside the liberties of the city. Joan, his mother, holds a great tenement with a garden in the parish of St. Olave, Old Jewry, for her life, the reversion whereof after her death belongs to the heirs of the deceased. The tenement and garden are let for 11 marks a year. The advowson and the other premises are held of the king in chief in free burgage, as is the whole city.
Writ, 11 December, 35 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Disse, Wednesday after the Epiphany, 35 Edward III.
Disse. The manor (extent given), with the hundred thereto belonging, a fishery at Palgravebregge, and a custom called ‘chargelf’ payable at Whitsuntide, held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Fitz Water.
Fyncham. A messuage, 100a. land, 40a. fallow land (terre frisce), 2 1/2a. meadow, 12a. pasture, 40s. rent, and a customary tenant doing works worth 6d. and rendering 2 capons at Christmas, held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of the deceased.
He died on Monday the feast of St. Luke last. Walter his son, aged 16 years at Michaelmas last, is his heir.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Teye, Friday after St. Hilary, 35 Edward III.
Teye. The manor (extent given, including a rent of a pair of gilt spurs, 21s. of rent collected for ward of Baynard Castle, and a leet at the feast of SS. Philip and James), held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Fitz Wauter.
Aston. The manor, tenure not known, from which Walter son of Walter, knight, received 10l. yearly for his life, which is the whole value of the manor.
Date of death not given. Heir as above.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Royndon, Tuesday after the Circumcision, 35 Edward III.
Royndon. The manor (extent given, including a park containing 140a., a fishery, and a leet at Easter), held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Fitz Wauter.
Shiryng. The manor (extent given, including a leet at Easter), held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Fitz Wauter.
Date of death and heir not given.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Wodham Wauter, Thursday after the Epiphany, 35 Edward III.
Wodham Wauter. The manor (extent given, including a park with deer, a plot called ‘Holtyng,’ a fishery, 24s. yearly collected for ward of Baynard Castle, and a leet held at Easter), held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Fitz Wauter.
Bornham. The manor (extent given, including 40s. rent of a fishery, and a leet at Easter), held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Fitz Wauter.
Maldon. A moiety of the market place and court.
Date of death and heir not given.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Little Donmowe, Saturday after the Epiphany, 35 Edward III.
Little Donmowe. The manor (extent given, including a leet at Easter), held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Fitz Wauter.
Wymbyssh. The manor (extent given, including a leet at Easter), held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Fitz Wauter.
Date of death and heir not given.
Writ to John Notte, mayor of London, 12 February, 38 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq., 20 February, 38 Edward III.
He died on 18 October, 35 Edward III, seised of:—
Old Jewry. A vacant plot of land and 10s. quit-rent from a house held by William Fromound.
Castle Baynard ward. The advowson of the church of St. Andrew.
A rent of 6d. or a pair of spurs from the Friars Preachers of the city.
All the premises are held of the king in chief in free burgage, as is the whole city.
He held no other lands &c. in the city.
Walter his son, aged 19 years on 31 May, 37 Edward III, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (24.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 24. (3.) (London.)
83. WILLIAM FITZ WARYN, or FILZ WARYN.
Writ, 27 October, 35 Edward III.
BERKS. Inq. made at Abendon, 5 January, 35 Edward III.
Wantyng. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of the countess Marshal by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee, as of her manor of Ardyngton. The carucate contains 80a. arable, and there are there 10a. meadow, pasture in common for 2 horses, 6 oxen and 100 sheep, 48s. rent of free tenants, and pleas &c. of court worth 12d. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county in demesne as of fee.
He died on the feast of SS. Simon and Jude last. Ivo his son, aged 18 years and more, is his heir.
WILTS. Inq. made at Salisbury, 1 December, 35 Edward III.
Wilton. The town, with view of frankpledge there and perquisites of the court.
Bereford. 40s. rent.
He held the above of the king in chief by knight’s service by the king’s grant to him and the heirs male of his body, and two years ago he leased them to the abbess of Wilton for a term of seven years at a rent of 12l., their full value.
Staunton. A messuage and a carucate of land, held for life of the inheritance of Fulk son and heir of Fulk Fitz Waryn, a minor in the king’s wardship, by demise of Fulk Fitz Waryn, knight, the said minor’s father, to whom and to whose heirs the reversion belongs. The carucate contains 80a., and there are there 6a. meadow, pasture in common for 2 horses, 4 oxen and 100 sheep, free tenants paying 43s. yearly, and pleas &c. of court worth 12d. yearly.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 27 October, 35 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Yevele, 15 January, 35 Edward III.
Ilebruere. The manor (extent given).
Putteneye and Werne Plukenet. The manors, let on lease at their whole value, to wit, 30l. 74s. 2 1/2d.
He held the above in fee tail, to him and the heirs of his body, of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Wednesday after SS. Simon and Jude last. Heir not known, because he has no one begotten of him in the county.
DORSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Sturmynstre, Thursday after Christmas, 35 Edward III.
Houghton. The manor (extent given, including 2s. 8d. for churchscot (churs’) at the feast of St. Mark), held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Lydelynch. 90a. arable, 16a. meadow, several from the feast of the Purification until the hay is carried, 40a. several pasture, 17a. wood, and 84s. 10d. rent, held of the abbot of Glastonbury by knight’s service and charged with yearly payments of 20s. to John de Haddon and 2s. to William de Fiffhide.
Lydelinch Baret. 80a. arable, 56a. meadow, several as above, 20a. pasture several the whole year, 20a. wood and 65s. 10d. rent, held of the abbot of Glastonbury by knight’s service and charged with a yearly payment of 10s. to the abbot of Abbodesbyry.
Upcerne. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church, held in fee tail, to him and the heirs of his body, of Philip Fitz Waryn, as of his manor of Folk, by knight service, and charged with a yearly rent of 26s. 8d. to Robert Martyn, knight, and his heirs.
Caundell Haddoun, Chermynstre and Yatemynstre. A messuage, a carucate of land, 34a. meadow, 10a. wood and 30s. rent, held in form aforesaid of the said Philip by knight’s service.
Caundelhaddon. The manor (extent given), held in fee tail of John Mautravers by knight’s service and charged with a yearly payment of 6s. to the abbess of Shaftesbury.
Stalbruge. A messuage and a carucate of land, held in fee tail of John Maul[travers] by knight’s service. The carucate is worth 20s. and there are rents worth 9s. 8d.
Antioch’. 40a. arable, 6a. meadow, several from the feast of the Purification until the hay is carried, 40a. several pasture, 10a. wood and 28s. rents, held in fee tail of the abbot of Shirbourn by service of rendering 22s. 4d. yearly.
Remmesbere. 28a. meadow, several as above, and 106a. pasture, held in fee tail of John Mautravers by service of rendering 6s. yearly.
Powrestok. A yearly rent of 18l. and a pair of gilt spurs or 2s. receivable by the hands of Ralph Myddelneye as of the farm of the manor, held to him and the heirs male of his body by the king’s grant.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Wednesday after SS. Simon and Jude last. Ivo his son, aged 16 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (25.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 16. (12.) (Wilts. and Dorset.)
84. WILLIAM DE FYFHIDE.
Writ, 19 May, 35 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. made at Cherlton, 29 May, 35 Edward III.
He held no lands in demesne in the county.
He died on 18 May last. William his son, aged 18 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 19 May, 35 Edward III.
SUSSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Lewes, 17 June, 35 Edward III.
Kyngeston by Schorham. The manor (extent given), held of Sir John de Mombray by service of one knight’s fee.
Schyrmanbury. Tenements parcel of the manor of Kyngeston, to wit, a capital messuage, 162a. arable, 21a. meadow, worth only 12d. an acre because in a dry place, 32a. several pasture, a small park with deer, the number of acres in it not known, 30a. wood cut two years ago and lying ‘copys,’ which can only be cut in the tenth year, a messuage newly purchased, 120a. several pasture, worth only 2d. an acre because very sterile and lying on the weald, 7 1/2a. meadow, another small messuage, and 68a. sterile land on the weald.
Taylcortays and Wolvele. 30s. 6d. rent of free tenants.
Flecchyng. Tenements called ‘Berkhamne’ (extent given, including a fulling-mill and a water-mill), held of Sir Roger de la Warre, knight, service not known.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) made at [Basyngesto]ke, 2 June, 35 Edward III.
Faccombe and Strete. Six messuages &c., 80a. arable, 100a. wood, the pasture of which is common, pasture in common for 6 oxen and 200 sheep, and 5 free tenants rendering 43s. 1d.
Faccombe. The advowson of the church, a messuage, 60a. arable in severalty, and pleas of court worth 3s. 4d. yearly.
The premises are held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Elsefeld. Two capital messuages, a dovecot, 2 carucates of land containing 300a. arable in severalty, pasture for 4 horses and 12 oxen, pasture called ‘Cockesmede,’ pasture in common for 200 sheep, a wood containing 200a. of which 110a. are several and 80a. (sic) in common, 20 free tenants rendering 10l. 7s. 5d., and pleas &c. of court worth 3s. 4d. He ought to present twice running (bina vice) to the church of All Saints, and the heirs of John de Roches, knight, the third time; and he held in demesne as of fee the advowson of the church of St. Martin. All these are held of Roger Cifrewast by knight’s service and a pair of spurs worth 6d.
Andevere. A messuage and rents of two free tenants rendering 9s. a year, held of the prior of Andevere, service not known.
Winchester. Three messuages, two held of the king as parcel of the fee-farm of the city, and the third held of the prior of St. Swithun’s by service of 2s. yearly.
Ocle. A messuage, 50a. arable, of which 30a. are several and 20a. in common, a third part of which can be sown yearly, and 8a. wood, held of Edward de Sancto Johanne by service of 4s. yearly.
Aulton. A chief messuage, garden and dovecot, 47a. arable in common, 163a. arable in severalty, 8a. meadow the pasture whereof is common after carrying the hay, 4a. meadow at Kyngesle, 11a. several pasture, a croft of pasture called ‘Gosecroft,’ a wood containing 100 acres, and 4l. 6s. 4d. rents of 7 free tenants; all held of the earl of Kent by service of 4l. 12d. yearly. A watermill with garden, 12a. arable and 6a. meadow, held of the heir of John de Popham by service of 14s. 4d. yearly. A messuage, held of the abbot of Hyde by service of 11s. yearly. Pleas &c. of court are worth 12d. yearly. These lands &c. in Aulton are charged with yearly payments of 66s. 7d. to Alice Trenchant for dower and 40s. to Margery Chavyn for life.
Ansty. 21a. arable within the liberty of Ansty, held of the abbot of Battle by service of 6d. yearly.
Katerynton. Two chief messuages, a dovecot, a windmill, 2 carucates of land containing 207a. arable in severalty and 150a. in common, a several pasture containing 6a., 8a. wood, a profit of ‘housbote’ and ‘haibote’ from the wood of the lord of Chalghton, 42s. 1 1/2d. rent of 8 free tenants and 2 pairs of gloves worth 2d. and half an ounce of silk worth 8d., 45s. 6d. rent of tenants at will holding 45 1/2a. of demesne land, and pleas &c. of court worth 3s. 4d. yearly; held of the heirs of the duke of Lancaster, as of the honor of Leicester, by knight’s service.
Langestoke. A chief messuage and 2 carucates of arable containing 286a. whereof 163a. are worth 4d. an acre and 123a. are worth 2d., and 24a. meadow common after haytime, pasture in common for 300 sheep, pasture called ‘Farnhurst,’ 40s. rent of a free tenant, 11s. 6d. rents and services from each of 10 bondmen, and pleas &c. of court worth 5s. yearly; held of the heirs of the duke of Lancaster, as of the honor of Leicester, by service of two pairs of ‘huses’ or 6s.
Shirebourn. The manor (extent given, including 3 carucates of arable containing 326a. and an enclosed park with deer), held of the heirs of Hugh de Sancto Johanne by knight’s service and by 12d. yearly, suit to the hundred-court of Basingstoke, and heriot and relief when they fall due.
Bromlegh. 10l. 10s. 2d. yearly rent, tenure not known.
Shirebourn. The advowson of the chapel of the manor.
Anstygh. The manor, held for life of the abbot of Battle, to whom the reversion belongs.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (26.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 15. (17.) (Southampton.)
85. JOHN DE GRENDON.
Writ after the death of the said John, who held certain tenements of the inheritance of John, son and heir of Laurence de Hastynges late earl of Pembroke, for life. There is no clause as to his heir. 11 November, 35 Edward III.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. taken at Great Schelford, Saturday the feast of St. Edmund the King, 35 Edward III.
Great Schelford. Two parts of a manor and of two carucates of land, held for life of the inheritance of Laurence de Hastynges, son and heir of the earl of Pembroke, a minor, of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He died on Wednesday after Michaelmas, 33 Edward III.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (27.)
86. ALAN DE GULDENE.
Writ, Beaulieu, 18 September, 35 Edward III.
The inquisition has been torn away, but a comparison with the entry in the folio Calendar shews that the following Exchequer inquisition is to the same effect.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (28.)
DORSET. Inq. (extract) undated.
Langneton Botiler. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of the king in chief by service of rendering 1d. yearly at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff.
Langeton Latylle. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of Lionel earl of Ulster by knight’s service.
Lyttelton. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of John de Sancto Claro by service of rendering a pound of pepper yearly.
Redelyngton. A messuage and 60a. land, held of Lionel earl of Ulster by service of rendering 12d. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Friday before St. Bartholomew last. Roger his son, aged 8 years and more, is his heir.
E. Inq. P.M. File 19. (5.)
87. ELIZABETH DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF JOHN GIFFARD.
Writ after the death of the said Elizabeth, who has died a minor in the king’s wardship. There is no clause as to day of death. 8 November, 35 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Caumped’, Thursday after St. Martin, 35 Edward III.
Westone. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Norton. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
John Giffard, aged 30 years, is her heir.
Similar writ, 8 November, 35 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. (fn. 9) taken at Malmesbury, 22 November, 35 Edward III.
Shorston. A messuage with garden, a dovecot, a watermill, 2 carucates of land containing 200a. of which half can be sown yearly, 5a. meadow in severalty, worth only 6d. an acre because it lies on the hill, and the pasture after the hay is carried is worth 20d., 10a. meadow in the common meadow of the town worth 6d. an acre, the pasture after the hay being worth nothing because in common, pasture for 12 oxen in severalty, and for 200 sheep in common, 28s. 3d. rent of six free tenants, two free tenants rendering yearly 1lb. cummin and 1lb. pepper respectively, and pleas &c. of court worth 12d., held of John Tybetoft, knight, by service of a knight’s fee and suit of court every three weeks to the manor of Castelcombe. The premises are charged with yearly payments of 5s. 6d. to the sheriff at his tourn and 4 bushels of wheat to the parish church, and with suit to the hundred of Donlewe, co. Wilts, and with finding a tithingman to make presentments at that hundred every three weeks because the bondmen of the town are dead.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on 3 November last. John Giffard, son of William Giffard, brother of John Giffard grandfather of the deceased, aged 30 years and more, is her heir.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Ichull, 11 November, [35 Edward III] (defaced and stained with gall).
Ichull. The manor (extent given), including bondmen in Iweshet [and Cave], (fn. 10) held, except 8a., of William bishop of Winchester, as of his manor of Farnham, by service of two knights’ fees and suit to the court of Farnham every three weeks, and by fencing a portion of the park of Farnham, how much the jurors know not. The 8a. are held of the prior of St. Swithun’s, Winchester, as of his manor of Crundale, by service of 3s. yearly.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (29.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 17. (13.)
88. SIMON DE GAYNESBURGH, clerk.
Writ, 28 October, 35 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Lincoln, Tuesday after St. Lucy, 35 Edward III.
Gaynsburgh and Havercroft. 2 messuages, 4 bovates of land each containing 20a., and 23a. meadow.
Gaynesburgh. 16a. wood and 5 marks rent.
Of the above the lands, tenements and wood in Gaynesburgh are held of David de Strabolgi, earl of Athol, by knight’s service, and he holds of John de Moubray, knight, who holds of the king in chief by knight’s service; and a messuage and 2 bovates of land in Havercroft are held of Edmund de Cornubia, knight, by knight’s service, and he holds of the earl of Richmond, who holds of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He died on Sunday the feast of the Assumption, 35 Edward III. Walter de Cakhowe, aged 21 years and more, is his heir, as follows:— A certain John de Cakhowe had two sons Henry and Robert; of Henry came Simon, and of him Simon his son, the subject of the inquisition; of Robert came Hugh, of him Adam, and of him Walter aforesaid, who is now kinsman and heir of the deceased.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (30.)
89. WILLIAM DE HADERSHAM, HADRESHAM, or HADERESHAM.
Writ, 2 November, 35 Edward III.
BERKS. Inq. made at Compton, 14 December, 35 Edward III.
South Morton. 4l. 10s. rent from 8 free tenants and 4 cottagers, held of the king in chief by service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 4 October last. John his son, aged 2 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 5 November, 35 Edward III.
BERKS. Inq. (a copy of the last).
Writ, 5 November, 35 Edward III.
SURREY. Inq. (indented) taken at Southwerk, 10 November, 35 Edward III.
Counbe by Kynggeston. The manor (extent given), held of the king, as of his manor of Schene, by service of rendering at that manor 40s. yearly.
He died on 10 September last. John de Haderesham his son, aged three-quarters of a year, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (31.)
90. CHRISTINA LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN DE HUNTERCOMBE.
Writ, 5 November, 35 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Wanstede, 8 November, 35 Edward III.
Wanstede. The manor (extent given), held for life by gift of Adam de Ayletone, parson of Aston, to her and John de Huntercombe, her husband, and the heirs of the said John. It is held of the bishop of London by service of 2s. yearly.
She died on Thursday after St. Luke last. John Huntercombe, knight, son of the aforesaid John and herself, aged 24 years and more, is her heir.
Writ, 30 October, 35 Edward III.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Colebrok, Saturday before St. Martin, 35 Edward III.
Burnham. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church of Bekenesfeld, held of the king in chief by service of half a knight’s fee.
She died on Thursday before St. Luke last. Heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (32.)
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Whansted, 12 November, 35 Edward III.
Whansted. The manor (extent given), held for life by gift of William de Coggeshale and William atte Mere, chaplains, to her and John de Huntercombe, her husband, and the heirs of the said John. It is held of the bishop of London, the abbot of Waltham and the abbess of Berkyng, services not known.
She died on 20 October.
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 132. (3.)
91. MARGARET LATE THE WIFE OF HENRY DE HEREFORD.
Writ, 10 November, 35 Edward III.
HEREFORD. Inq. taken at Hereford, 14 December, 35 Edward III.
Mortfort. The manor, held of the king by service of a pair of spurs, price 6d., to her and the heirs of the bodies of herself and Henry, late her husband, by gift of John de Heusom, parson of the church of Abenhale, by his charter and the king’s licence, with remainder to the right heirs of Henry.
Henry and the deceased died without heir of their bodies, and John de Hereford is brother and heir of Henry.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on 9 October last. John de Hereford is 40 years of age and more.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (33.)
92. ELEANOR DE HADDON.
Writ, Wyndesore, 20 September, 35 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Somerton, Monday before Michaelmas, 35 Edward III.
Putteney and Werne Plukenet. The manors, let to farm for their whole value, to wit, 30l. 74s. 2 1/2d. (sic).
Ilebruere. The manor (extent given).
She held the above for life of the king in chief by knight’s service by grant of John de Haddon to her and Henry de Haddon, knight, sometime her husband, for their lives, with remainder to William Fitz Waryn and Amice, his wife, and the heirs of the same William, by a fine levied in the king’s court and by the king’s licence.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on Tuesday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross last. Amice, daughter of the deceased and Henry, aged 30 years and more, long since married to William Fitz Waryn, is her heir.
DORSET. Inq. taken at Cerne, 25 September, 35 Edward III.
Upcerne. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church, held in fee tail of Philip Fitz Waryn, as of his manor of Folk, by knight’s service, by grant of Thomas de Merlebergh to her and Henry de Haddon, sometime her husband, and the heirs of their bodies, by a fine levied in the king’s court. The manor is charged with a yearly rent of 26s. 8d. to Robert Martyn, knight, and his heirs.
Caundel Haddon, Chermynstre and Yatemynstre. A messuage, a carucate of land, 34a. meadow, 10a. wood and 30s. yearly rent, held by the same fine in fee tail of the aforesaid Philip by knight’s service.
Caundel Haddon. The manor (extent given), held in fee tail as above of John Mautravers by knight’s service.
Stapelbrugge. A messuage and a carucate of land, similarly held by the same fine.
Antyoch’. 40a. arable, 6a. meadow common after the hay, 10a. wood and 8s. rent of two tenants, held of the abbot of Sherborne by service of rendering yearly 13s. 4d.
Remmesbere. 60a. pasture several throughout the year, and 10a. pasture several from the feast of the Purification until after the carrying of the hay, held of John Matravers by service of rendering 6d. yearly.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on 14 September last. Heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 158. (34.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 19. (6.) (Somerset.)
93. JOHN DE HUNDURCOMBE.
(Writ not enrolled).
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Wycombe, 10 November, 35 Edward III.
Burnham. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of rendering half a mark every twenty one weeks at Wyndesore castle.
He died on 12 October, 35 Edward III. John de Hundurcombe, his son, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 128.

Footnotes

  • 1. This was found among the Miscellanea of the Chancery, and added to the file in 1928.
  • 2. Cf. Calendar of Close Rolls 1360–1364, p. 376.
  • 3. Cf. Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1356–1368, p. 178.
  • 4. The Exchequer inquisition is identical with this, except that it is said to be taken at Daventre and the second mill is called a watermill.
  • 5. The Exchequer copy states that the office is to be exercised in the hundreds of Estmedeme, Westmedeme, Fresshwatere and Swyneston in the Isle of Wight, and also in the hundreds of Cryschurche, Ryngwode, Forde, Rudebrug and the New Forest.
  • 6. A Wiltshire inquisition on Richard atte Felde taken in 38 Edward III, File 181. (11.), may relate to this man.
  • 7. The Exchequer copy, taken ex officio, is dated Monday after St. Laurence and is taken by the oath of different jurors. The findings are substantially the same though somewhat differently worded. The deceased is called Richard atte Felde and the reversion is definitely stated to belong to John son of Laurence de Hastynges.
  • 8. Supplied from the Exchequer inquisition and the writ of livery.
  • 9. E. Inq. P.M. File 17. (13.) appears to be an incorrect copy of this inquisition. It is dated 21 November, is taken by the same jurors, but calls the place Shotteston and describes the same premises as being held jointly with the aforesaid John her late husband (sic).
  • 10. Supplied from the folio Calendar.