Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 179

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 179

528. MARGERY LATE THE WIFE OF WILLIAM DE ROOS OF HAMELAK.
Writ, 22 October, 37 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, 30 October, 37 Edward III.
She held the following in dower of the inheritance of the present Thomas de Roos:—
Garton. The manor, with its members Brakyn, Middelton, North Dalton, Naburn and Tibethorp, held of the king in chief, as parcel of Helmesley, by knight’s service.
Seton, Storthwayt and Fulford. The manors, with tenements and rents in Wartre, Methelburn, Herlethorp, and Folkerthorp belonging to the manors of Seton and Storthwayt, held of the fees of Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, deceased, by knight’s service.
Housom. Tenements held of Margery by John de Friston by knight’s service, which she held in service in dower as above.
She held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
She died on 18 October last. Thomas de Roos aforesaid, son of the said William de Roos and Margery, aged 25 years and more, is heir of the same William and Margery, and also of William de Roos, his brother, deceased.
Writ, 22 October, 37 Edward III.
YORK. LIBERTY OF HOLDERNESS. Inq. (indented) taken at Hedon, 26 October, 37 Edward III.
Rosse. The manor, held by her in dower of Thomas lord de Roos, son and heir of William her husband, by gift of the said William by an assignment made in Chancery. The said Thomas held it of Isabel the king’s daughter by fealty and service of one knight’s fee, as of the honor of Aumale (Albemarlie) as of her manor in Brustwyk, and by service of doing suit to the wapentake of Holderness every three weeks and doing guard at the said Isabel’s castle of Skipse.
Monkewyk. The manor, held by her in dower of the said Thomas, as above. Thomas held it of Richard Raves’, provost of the church of St. John of Beverley, by homage and fealty and service of a twenty-eighth part of a knight’s fee, by doing suit to the provost’s court at the bedern (bedernam) of Beverley every three weeks, and by rendering 3l. of silver yearly to the provost and his successors.
She died on 18 October last. The aforesaid Thomas, aged 26 years and more, is her heir.
Writ, 22 October, 37 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. taken at Wy, 3 November, 37 Edward III.
Chilham. The manor and castle (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of two knights’ fees and by rendering for ward of Dover castle, being in the king’s hand, 52s. yearly, to wit, every ten weeks throughout the year. The extent includes a several pasture called ‘Northbrok’ and a free fishery.
Hotfeld. The manor (extent given), held of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee, and by service of being the archbishop’s chamberlain, and by doing suit to the archbishop’s court at his palace of Canterbury every three weeks.
Wylryngton. The manor (extent given), held of the abbot of Feferesham in free socage and by service of rendering 2s. yearly.
She held the above manors and castle for life, jointly with Thomas Darundell, late her husband, deceased, by gift of Robert Resus and others (names not known to the jurors), with remainder after their death to William de Roos and his heirs, as is testified by a fine levied in the king’s court.
Kyngesdoune. A fourth part of two parts of the manor, held in her demesne as of fee. The whole manor is held of the king in chief by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee. The fourth part aforesaid is worth 30s., and is let to farm at that rent.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as last above.
Writ, 22 October, 37 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) taken at Rothewell, 6 November, 37 Edward III.
Stoke Daubeneye. The manor (extent given), held jointly with William, her late husband, by gift of Robert Flemmyng and Hugh Flemmyng to them and the heirs of their bodies.
She also held the following knights’ fees in dower by gift of William her late husband, father of Thomas de Roos of Hamelak, who is his heir, by assignment made in Chancery:—
Horpol. One knight’s fee, held by William de Lodelowe and John de Sancto Claro.
Ryssheton by Rothewell. A third part of a knight’s fee, held by Robert Basset.
Braundeston. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Thomas de Bokton, knight.
Bradden. One knight’s fee, held by Geoffrey de Bradden.
Craneslee. One knight’s fee, held by Thomas de Wake of Blysseworth.
The above manor and fees are held of the king in chief by knight’s service as parcel of the castle of Beauver.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as last above.
Writ, 22 October, 37 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Lincoln, 3 November, 37 Edward III.
Melton. The manor (extent given), held in dower by an assignment made in Chancery, of the endowment of the aforesaid William. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight’s service, but for how much is not known. The extent includes 30a. salt meadow in Gousill often flooded by the water of Humbre. The pleas &c. of court are worth nothing beyond the expenses and salary of the steward.
Freston. The manor (extent given), with the manor of Boston, held jointly with William de Roos of Hamelak, her late husband, to them and the heirs male of their bodies, by gift of king Edward II. The extent includes 240a. arable worth only 12d. an acre when cultivated and sown on account of the great costs from the flooding of the dykes, and pleas and perquisites of the court for Boston and of the market and fair (nundenarum) there. The king receives from the manor for sheriff’s aid 40s. yearly, Roger Cuppeldyk receives 12d., and Ralph de Nevill of Raby 11d. The manors are held of Roger de Petwardyn by knight’s service, but for how much is not known.
Uffyngton. The manor (extent given), held in dower by an assignment made in Chancery. It is held of the king in chief by knight’s service. The extent includes a wood called Freshreb’, a common oven, a fishery in the river Weland, and 50l. rents in Uffyngton, Talyngton, Casewyk and Depyng.
Date of death and heir, aged 25 years and more, as last above.
Writ, 22 October, 37 Edward III.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Buk’, Monday after All Saints, 37 Edward III.
Couele. A vacant plot and 80a. land, held of the king in chief, service not known.
She died on Monday before Michaelmas. Thomas de Roos of Hamelak, her son, aged 25 years and more, is her heir.
Writ, 22 October, 37 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. taken at Heghtrebury, 3 November, 37 Edward III.
She held as her pourparty of inheritance after the death of Giles de Badlesmere, her brother, one of whose heirs she was, the following knights’ fees:—
Eleston. One knight’s fee, held by Margery Giffard.
Mulford. A twentieth part of a knight’s fee, held by Thomas de Bokton.
Lusteshull. Two parts of a knight’s fee, held by John de Lusteshull.
Pulton. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Thomas de Pulton.
Quedhampton. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Robert Russel.
All these fees are held of the earl of Stafford, as of the honor of Gloucester.
Est Heghtrebury. Long before her death she divested herself of this manor (which she held for life in joint feoffment with Thomas de Arundell, late her husband, by gift of Robert Flemyng, Rees ap Rees and William Wade by a fine levied in the king’s court in the quindene of St. Martin, 25 Edward III), to Thomas de Hungerford and Eleanor his wife for the life of the said Margery at a yearly rent of 16l. Thomas and Eleanor received a further estate in the same manor for their lives from Thomas de Roos, son and heir of Margery, to whom the reversion in fee belonged and belongs as brother and heir of William de Roos deceased, by virtue of the aforesaid fine, at the same rent. The manor is held of the earl of Stafford, as of the honor of Gloucester, by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
She died on 18 October last. Thomas de Roos her son, aged 27 years and more, is her heir.
Writ, 22 October, 37 Edward III.
LEICESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Botelesford, Thursday the feast of the Commemoration of Souls, 37 Edward III.
Botelesford. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church, held in dower by gift of William her late husband, father of Thomas de Roos of Hamelak, who is his heir, by an assignment made in Chancery.
She likewise held in dower, by assignment and gift as above:—
Herdeby. The advowson of the church.
Normanton. One knight’s fee, held by Robert de Colvyle and William de Beuver.
Barkeby, Croxton, Hongerton, Quenby and Howes. One knight’s fee and a half, an eighth and a sixteenth part of a knight’s fee, held by Thomas de Lyncoln.
Stathern. One knight’s fee, held by Thomas de Raynes, knight.
Hardeby and Stathern. One knight’s fee, held by John le Warre.
Barkeston and Plongarth. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by John son of William de Bernak; and a moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Hugh Charnels and Juliana his wife.
Botelesford and Barkeston. A fortieth part of a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Reynold de Waturvyle.
Barkeston and Plongarth. One knight’s fee, held by Richard de Bellehous and John de Bellehous together.
Botelesford, Redemyld, Barkeston, Plongarth and Muston. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by William de Hotoft.
Botelesford. A fourth and a thirtieth part of a knight’s fee, held by Sarah de Wynnebissh.
Botelesford and Barkeston. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Huntyndon.
Botelesford. An eighth part of a knight’s fee, held by Robert de Saxendale; a forty-third part of a knight’s fee, held by William de Tatholm; a sixtieth part of a knight’s fee, held by Richard son of Warin; a forty-third part of a knight’s fee, held by Richard de Wetton; and a forty-third part of a knight’s fee, held Fulk de Hotoft.
Moston. A thirty-fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Andrew Waryner.
Botelesford. A thirtieth part of a knight’s fee, held by Roger Wade.
Redmilde. A thirty-third part of a knight’s fee, held by John Petit; a forty-third part of a knight’s fee, held by Stephen de Castr’; a sixteenth part of a knight’s fee, held by Robert de Uffynton; a forty-fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by William Palmere; a thirty-second part of a knight’s fee, held by [William Geffray] (fn. 1); and a thirty-second part of a knight’s fee, held by the same William.
Botelesford. A thirty-third part of a knight’s fee, held by Robert de Stoke.
Moston. A forty-[third] part of a knight’s fee, held by John Charnels, knight.
Redemild. A thirty-second part of a knight’s fee, held by [Robert Porter?]; a thirty-second part of a knight’s fee, held by Alan de Skarvill; and a sixteenth part of a knight’s fee, held by Roger son of John.
Gnypton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Roger Dyve.
[Herdeby.] An eighth part of a knight’s fee, held by William son of [Ralph].
Howes. [A twentieth part of] a knight’s fee, held by Henry Wolvesheye.
Moston. A sixteenth part of a knight’s fee, held by [Hugh son of William].
[Blaeston.] A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Hugh de Notyngham.
Lobenham. One knight’s fee, held by Roger de Brampton.
Eston by Rokyngham. A hundredth part of a knight’s fee, held by divers tenants.
[Medbourn and Slaweston.] One knight’s fee, held by Thomas de [Chaworth, knight, the elder].
[Redemild.] An eighth part of a knight’s fee, held by [Margery late the wife of John de Chesterton].
[Claxton.] A hundredth part of a knight’s fee held by divers tenants.
All the above are held of the king in chief as parcel of the castle of B[euver] ……….
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as above (age of heir illegible).
Writ, 22 October, 37 Edward III.
SALOP. Inq. taken at Bruggenorth, 2 November, 37 Edward III.
Adderlee. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief for life by knight’s service, by demise of Robert Flemmyng, Rees ap Rees and William Wade with the king’s licence, with remainder after her death to Thomas de Roos of Hamelak for life, and after his death to William de Roos, whose brother and heir Thomas is, and his heirs.
She died on 18 October last. The said Thomas Roos, aged 26 years and more, is her heir.
Writ, 22 October, 37 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Chyngeford, Monday after SS. Simon and Jude, 37 Edward III.
Chyngeford. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church, held (fn. 2) for life by gift of Robert Flemmyng, Rees ap Rees, and William Wade to her and Thomas de Arundell, then her husband, for their lives, with remainder to William de Roos of Hamelak and his heirs, whose brother and heir is Thomas de Roos of Hamelak. The manor is held of Richard Pleys by service of 1d. yearly.
Date of death as above. Thomas de Roos, aged 26 years and more, is heir of William de Roos and Margery, as above.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Halisworth, 8 November, 37 Edward III.
Brende Bradefeld. The manor (extent given), held as the manor of Chyngeford above. It is held of the abbot of St. Edmund’s by knight’s service.
Wysete. Five messuages, 100a. arable and 100s. rent, held for life jointly with William de Roos, late her husband, by gift of William Flemmyng and Hugh Flemmyng to them and the heirs of William. The premises are held of the king in chief by service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death as above. Heir as above, aged 28 years and more.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Watton, 4 November, 37 Edward III.
She held for life jointly with William de Roos, late her husband, to them and the heirs of the said William:—
Holt. A moiety of the manor (extent given, including a moiety of a leet).
Cleye. A moiety of the manor (extent given).
Both the above are held (fn. 3) of Isabel the king’s daughter, as of the honor of Aumale, by knight’s service.
Hougton. A moiety of the manor (extent given, including a moiety of a leet), held of the count of Ew by service of rendering 20s. yearly and 4 bushels of wheat.
Hakford. The manor (extent given), held of Oliver de Calthorp by knight’s service [a moiety of a knight’s fee]. (fn. 4)
Qwytwell. The manor (extent given), held of Roger Geneyt by knight’s service [a knight’s fee and a half]. (fn. 4) The extent includes a leet.
Watton. The manor (extent given), held of Walter de Mauny by service of 40d. yearly [at the manor of Forneste]. (fn. 4) The extent includes a leet on the feast of St. Katharine, fairs and a market.
Saham. A messuage, 40a. land, 6a. meadow and 10a. pasture, held of Philippa late the wife of Guy Beauchamp by knight’s service.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as last above.
C. Edw. III. File 179. (1.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 23. (1.) (Norfolk and Suffolk, and Essex.)
529. THOMAS SON OF HUGH DE SEGRAVE of Harlaston.
Writ, 8 July, 37 Edward III.
(Endorsed.) This writ was delivered to me by Thomas Plunjon of Ancastre.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Grantham, 13 September, 37 Edward III.
He held no lands &c. of the king or of others in the county, but he had lands &c. in the county of Sussex in the city of Chichester.
He died in London less than a year ago, exact day not known. William, son of Richard Segrave the elder his brother, aged 26 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 179. (2.)
530. JOHN SEYS.
Writ, 30 October, 35 Edward III (sic). (fn. 5)
HEREFORD AND THE MARCH OF WALES. Inq. taken at Pembrok, 12 February, 37 Edward III.
MARCH OF WALES [now PEMBROKE]. Mirian. A messuage and 2 carucates of land, held of John Hastynges, son and heir of Laurence de Hastynges late earl of Pembroke, a minor in the king’s wardship, by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county and march aforesaid.
He died on 4 June last. William Seys his brother, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 179. (3.)
531. ALINA DE SUTTON.
Writ, 10 October, 37 Edward III.
YORK. LIBERTY OF HOLDERNESS. Inq. taken at Hedon, Saturday after St. Luke, 37 Edward III.
Sutton. The manor, held jointly with John de Sutton, knight, her husband, now deceased, by gift of William de Medislay and John de Akres to them and the heirs of their bodies. The manor is held of Isabel the king’s daughter, as of her manor of Brustwyk, as of the honor of Aumale, by knight’s service and by the service of doing suit to her wapentake of Holderness every three weeks.
Sotecotes. The manor, held jointly as above, by gift as above, of the provost of St. John of Beverley by knight’s service.
Swyne. A messuage, 59a. land, 105a. meadow and 232a. pasture, wherein is situated the castle of Braunceholm, held jointly with John, her late husband, of Maud late the wife of Robert de Hilton, knight, by knight’s service, by gift of Robert de Waghen, chaplain, William son of Henry and William del Botery to the said John and Alina and the heirs of their bodies.
She held no other lands &c. within the liberty.
She died on 5 October last. Thomas de Sutton, knight, brother of the aforesaid John, aged 50 years and more, is her heir as regards the inheritance of the premises by the form of the aforesaid gifts, because John de Sutton and Alina died without heir of their bodies.
C. Edw. III. File 179. (4.)
532. JOHN DE STANFORD.
Writ, 8 February, 37 Edward III.
WARWICK. Inq. (indented) taken at Alyncestre, Tuesday after the close of Easter, 37 Edward III.
(The deceased is here called John de Stanford son of John de Stanford.)
Kyngesbrome. A toft and a carucate of land, and 13s. 4d. rent of free tenants, held of the king in chief by service of rendering at the Exchequer a pair of scissors (forpicum) yearly, worth 3d., by the hands of the sheriff.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Thursday after the Epiphany, 36 Edward III. His sisters Joan, aged 30 years, married to Thomas de Morehall, and Maud, aged 28 years, married to Roger de Harewell, are his heirs.
C. Edw. III. File 179. (5.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 23. (2.)
533. WILLIAM TRUSSEL of Cublesdon, knight.
Writ, 1 August, 37 Edward III.
BEDFORD. Inq. made at Haunes, Thursday after the Assumption, 37 Edward III.
Kempston. A manor called Bruscebury (extent given), held of the king in chief to him and the heirs of his body by the king’s grant. The extent includes a fishery in the river Ouse, sold for 5s. yearly.
He died on 20 July, 37 Edward III. Margaret his daughter, aged 14 years on 21 May last, married to Fulk de Penbrugge, is his heir.
Writ, 1 August, 37 Edward III.
BERKS. Inq. (fn. 6) made at Redyng, 12 August, 37 Edward III.
Eton. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief by service of one knight’s fee and by rendering 40l. yearly at the Exchequer for the life of Oliver de Bordeux.
Shotesbrok. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of a chantry there, held (of whom not stated) by service of a pair of gilt spurs.
Benetfeld. 104a. 3r. heath, worth nothing because of the king’s deer that feed thereon, held of the king in chief by fealty.
Waltham St. Laurence. 37a. arable and 5a. meadow, held of the bishop of Winchester by service of 18s. 5d. yearly and by suit to his court of Wergrave.
Cokham. 4a. meadow, held of Philippa queen of England by fealty; and 4a. meadow, held of John Spencer by fealty.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 179. (6.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 22. (13.) (Berks.)
534. NICHOLAS DE VENUS SON OF JOHN DE VENUS.
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. 21 April, 37 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) made at Andevere, 29 May, 37 Edward III.
Brembelshute. A toft and 160a. untilled land in Folle within the forest of Wolmer, held of the king in chief by service of being chief forester of the said forest of Wolmer, by gift of John de Venus his father to him and the heirs of his body, with remainders successively to Hugh son of the same John and the heirs of his body, and to Constance daughter of the same John, wife of John Marescal, her heirs and assigns. The premises are of no value as they lie open (inclusa) and the grass is continually eaten by the king’s deer and other beasts agisted in the forest.
He died on 12 July, 18 Edward III. The premises ought to remain to John Marescal, aged 40 years, as son and heir of the aforesaid Constance, because Nicholas and Hugh died without heirs of their bodies, and Constance is dead.
No one has been in possession of the premises since the death of Nicholas or received the issues, for the reason aforesaid.
C. Edw. III. File 179. (7.)
535. STEPHEN DE THORP.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Stephen, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 21 April, 37 Edward III.
YORK. LIBERTY OF HOLDERNESS. Inq. taken at Hedon, Thursday in Whitsun week, 37 Edward III.
Alde Ravenser. A messuage and 16 bovates of land, held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Aumale, in service, by service of a twenty-fourth part of a knight’s fee. The premises were held of the said Stephen by divers tenants at the same service, so that they are worth nothing except when wardships and marriages of the tenants in demesne happen.
Little Thorn. A carucate of land, held in service of Elizabeth and Lora, daughters and heirs of Herbert de Sancto Quintino, knight, then minors in the king’s wardship, by service of a forty-eighth part of a knight’s fee. It is worth nothing except when wardships and marriages of the tenants in demesne happen.
He died on 10 August, 23 Edward III. Stephen his son, aged 13 years and more, is his heir.
Neither the king, nor the said Stephen son of Stephen, nor anyone else has received any profits or issues from the premises since Stephen’s death.
C. Edw. III. File 179. (8.)
536. PETER DE WENDLYNGISBURGH.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Peter, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 20 May, 37 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. taken at Lesenes, 17 June, 37 Edward III.
He was known all his life as Peter atte Cokke, as well as by the above name.
Lesenes. Two messuages, a dovecot and 21a. arable with ditches, held for life of the abbot of Lesenes by service of rendering 6s. 4d. yearly and doing suit to the abbot’s court of Lesenes every three weeks. The reversion belonged to John Malweyn, deceased, and now belongs to his heir, who is a minor in the king’s wardship, by the death of the aforesaid Peter. Peter alienated them after marrying Agnes his wife, who survives, to John Maleweyn father of the present John Maleweyn the minor.
He also held in Lesenes, jointly with Agnes his wife, a fourth part of a messuage and 11 1/2a. land by gift of John Schank, John Mokkynge, Walter Gylys, Thomas Schad and Ellen his wife, and Sarah daughter of Henry Brounskyr, by their charters of feoffment. The premises are held of the abbot of Lesenes by service of rendering 6s. 10d. yearly and doing suit to the abbot’s court every three weeks.
He died on 24 August, 35 Edward III. The heir of his blood is not known to the jurors.
The escheator has received the issues of the premises since Peter’s death, accounting for them at the Exchequer.
C. Edw. III. File 179. (9.)
537. JOHN SON OF WILLIAM DE WOTTENHULL.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said John, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 20 February, 37 Edward III.
SALOP. Inq. (indented) taken at Preez, Monday after SS. Tiburcius and Valerian, 37 Edward III.
Whicsale. Two messuages and 8a. land, held of the king in chief by knight’s service. Hugh de Hynton and Richard son of William Wronou have been in possession since the death of the aforesaid John.
Preez. 20a. land in ‘le Falles’ within the manor of Preez, held of Robert bishop of Coventry and Lichfield by service of 23s. 4d. rent. The land is only worth 8d. an acre, and that is the rent now rendered to the bishop by Peter de Sondford, who has been in possession since the death of John.
Elisewode. A messuage, 60a. arable and 100a. pasture, held of Sir William de Ferariis by service of 106s. 8d. rent. Hugh Rosamound del Oldefeld and Emota his wife, late the wife of the aforesaid John, have been in possession since the death of the said John.
Kenley. A messuage and a carucate of fallow, held of Richard de la Bere, knight, by service of 5s. rent. The premises are worth nothing except for the pasture thereof, which is worth half a mark yearly; for they are wholly uncultivated through lack of tenants.
He died on Wednesday after St. Andrew, 35 Edward III. William his son, aged 4 years on 26 February last, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 179. (10.)
538. GILBERT WARDE, or DE WARDE, of Toutheby.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Gilbert, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 5 May, 37 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Lincoln, Saturday after St. James, 37 Edward III.
Aleby. 2a. land, held by knight’s service of the heir of Adam de Welle, a minor in the king’s wardship.
He died on Monday after Ascension day, 23 Edward III. Maud his daughter, aged 17 years, is his heir.
The king by his escheators has been in possession of the premises since the death of Gilbert by reason of the minority of John de Welle, son and heir of Adam de Welle.
C. Edw. III. File 179. (11.)
539. ISABEL LATE THE WIFE OF ALAN DE WALTON.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Isabel, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 10 July, 37 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Somerton, 24 June (sic), 37 Edward III.
Doneford, Asshholt and Stokegommer. A messuage, a garden, 40a. land, 3a. meadow and 11s. 6d. rent, held in fee tail of the heir of Laurence de Hastynges, a minor in the king’s wardship, by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, to herself and Alan de Walton, late her husband, and the heirs of their bodies, of the inheritance of John, their son and heir, by gift of Stephen de Walton.
Barton. Two parts of the manor, similarly held in fee tail, of the same inheritance, of William de la Souche of Haryngworth by service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee.
She died on 11 October, 35 Edward III. The aforesaid John, aged 21 years on the feast of St. Gregory last, is her heir.
The escheator, by virtue of an inquisition taken by him ex officio concerning the death of Isabel, and by reason of the minority of the aforesaid John, then a minor and now of full age, took the premises in Doneford, Assholt and Stokegommer into the king’s hand and has been in possession of them ever since, answering for the issues at the Exchequer. William de la Souche of Haryngworth has been in possession of the two parts of the manor of Barton for the same time.
C. Edw. III. File 179. (12.)
540. ROBERT SON AND HEIR OF AGNES PYPARD.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Robert, whose mother Agnes was one of the heirs of Maud late the wife of Richard Heyras. The lands of his inheritance are in the custody of Henry Foxhunte by the king’s commitment. 20 February, 37 Edward III.
WILTS. Proof of age taken at Salisbury, 10 June, 37 Edward III.
John Duyn, aged 50 years and more, says that the said Robert is 26 years of age and more, having been born at Alwardbury on Wednesday after St. George, 10 Edward III, and baptized in the church there. He, John, was present hearing mass at the time of the baptism.
Henry Foxhunte, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he came to the same town on the same day, and a certain chaplain of the town told him of the birth of the said Robert.
John Gosselyn, aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that one Robert Gerard, godfather of the said Robert, met him on the day of the birth and told him how the said Robert had been born and baptized that day.
John Chamberleyn, aged 53 years and more, agrees and says that one William de Caneford, deceased, told him that he was at Alwardbury on that day at the baptism of the said Robert.
Stephen Davy, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that when crossing the road on the said day he saw how the said Robert was carried in the bosom of a certain woman to his father’s house, as the woman told him.
Henry Remmesbury, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day he was at the house of John Bernard, father (sic) of the said Robert, and Joan sister of the said Robert came out of the chamber and told him that she had then a brother born and baptized the same day.
William Mulleford, John Priour and Thomas Polhard, each 40 years of age and more, agree and say that they were present in the church and heard mass when the said Robert was baptized.
John Porcestre, Thomas Firyng and John Carpenter, each 42 years of age and more, agree and say that on Thursday after the feast of St. George aforesaid they came to the priory of Ivychurch by Alwardbury and there met John Pypard, father of the said Robert, who told them of the birth of the said Robert.
Henry Foxhunte was warned and came in person, and made no objection to the said Robert proving his age and having his lands.
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541. THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM DE OVERTON, knight.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Thomas, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of John de Overton, parson of the church of Chiriton, Ralph de Overton and Edmund Spircok, by the king’s commitment. 18 April, 37 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Proof of age taken at Alresford, 29 August, 37 Edward III.
Stephen Welewyk, aged 50 years and more, says that the said Thomas is 21 years of age and more, having been born at Sutton by Alresford on the feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 16 Edward III, and baptized in the church of the same town. He says he saw the said Thomas going towards the church of Sutton with William de Overton, his grandfather, on the same feast in 20 Edward III, when the said William told him that Thomas was just four years old.
Richard Bouklonde, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that Thomas de Overton, godfather of the said Thomas, met him at Alresford on the feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr aforesaid, and told him that he had that day taken Thomas from the sacred font.
Thomas Everard, aged 42 years and more, agrees and says that he came to the town on the aforesaid day and a chaplain there told him of the birth of the said Thomas.
John Hoyville, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that on the aforesaid day he heard mass in the aforesaid church and saw the said Thomas baptized.
John Langrisshe, aged 56 years and more, agrees and says that he came to Sutton on the aforesaid day to speak with William de Overton the father, who told him that he had that day a son Thomas baptized.
Robert le Clerc of Upham, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that he was on that day with Thomas de Overton aforesaid, godfather of Thomas, and on that day the latter was born.
Thomas Yabynton, aged 30 years and more, agrees and says that Thomas Yabynton his father was godfather of the said Thomas, and many a time told him that the same Thomas was his spiritual brother (confrater) and was born as above.
Walter Fers, aged 42 years and more, agrees and says that he was at that time chamberlain to William de Overton the father.
Henry atte Stuple, John Pacheford, and William Hulhampton, each 41 years of age and more, agree and say that on the Sunday after the aforesaid feast they met the aforesaid Walter Fers at Alresford, who told them of the birth of the said Thomas.
John de Rutherfeld, aged 30 years and more, agrees and says that John de Overton, parson of the church of Chiriton, who is uncle of the said Thomas, has told him many times that he was born as stated.
John de Overton, parson of the church of Chiriton, and Edmund Spircok were warned (Ralph de Overton being now dead), and the former came in person and made no objection to the said Thomas so proving his age and having his lands.
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542. OLIVE DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF EDMUND DE KIRKETON.
Writ to the escheator, on the petition of William de Horneby, who has married the said Olive, whose father Edmund held of the heir of Adam de Welle, a minor in the king’s wardship, to take proof of the age of the said Olive, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Robert de Horneby by the king’s commitment. 10 February, 37 Edward III.
(Endorsed.) Robert de Horneby was warned by Roger de Saxton and Robert de Ryvill, but did not trouble to be present or to send anyone on his behalf.
YORK. Proof of age taken at York, Monday before Palm Sunday, 37 Edward III.
Roger de Saxton, aged 60 years, says that she was born at Saxton, co. York, on the feast of the Purification, 21 Edward III, and baptized in the church there, and that William de Calton, chaplain, Henry de Kirketon and Olive de Kirketon lifted her from the sacred font, and that she was 15 years of age on the feast of the Purification last; and this he knows because in the same year he was steward of Edmund de Kirketon the father.
Robert de Ryvill, aged 50 years, agrees and says that on the day the said Olive was born and baptized he married one Isolda as his first wife in the same church of Saxton.
John de Fenton, aged 70 years, agrees and says that in the same week in which the said Olive was born he purchased from Edmund de Bleysby a messuage and 60a. land in Fenton, and by the date of the charters the time elapsed is seen.
Robert de Ledes, aged 44 years, agrees and says that John his brother was lying in peril of death through illness, and he went to the church at the time of the baptism of the said Olive to find Nicholas the parish chaplain to confess the said John.
Arthur de Bosevill, aged 41 years, agrees and says that in the same month in which the said Olive was born he had a brother William die, and that is 15 years ago.
William Fraunk, aged 44 years, agrees and says that in the same week in which the said Olive was born he had a sister Juliana born, who is now 15 years old and more.
John Levet, aged 58 years, agrees and says that in the same month in which the said Olive was born he had a sister Alice die, who was buried in the churchyard of Saxton, and that is 15 years ago.
William de Berghby, aged 50 years, agrees and says that in the same week in which the said Olive was born he had a son Thomas born, who is now 15 years of age and more.
William Balcok, aged 52 years, agrees and says that in the same month he had a sister Alice made a nun in the priory of Watton, and that is 15 years and more ago.
John Forester of Wistowe, aged 60 years, agrees and says that in the same month he had his wife Joan die, and that is 15 years ago and more.
William Mikelfeld, aged 56 years, agrees and says that in the same month he had a son John drowned by accident in the river Ouse, and that is 15 years ago and more.
Roger de Preston, aged 48 years, agrees and says that in the same month he had a daughter Margaret born, who is now 15 years of age and more.
C. Edw. III. File 179. (15.)

Footnotes

  • 1. From this point the document is stained with gall and in places illegible. It has been read in connexion with the Calendar of Close Rolls, 1343–1346, pp. 165–6, from which the words in brackets are taken.
  • 2. The Exchequer inquisition says she held the manor of the king in chief in demesne as of fee by service (omitted), as parcel of the barony of Gylham.
  • 3. The Exchequer inquisition says she held them of the king, as of the honor of Aumale, by service of a knight’s fee and a half, of the inheritance of Thomas son and heir of William de Roos.
  • 4. These additions in square brackets are supplied by the Exchequer inquisition.
  • 5. The name of the escheator has been altered in the writ to the one before whom the inquisition was taken in 37 Edward III, but the regnal year has not been corrected.
  • 6. The Exchequer inquisition describes him as William son of William Trussell, knight.