Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 181

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 181

574. ALICE DAUGHTER OF WALTER LE ALBLASTER of Northgevildale.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Alice, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues, 10 March, 38 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, 12 May, 38 Edward III. (The deceased is here further described as sister of Ralph le Alblaster deceased.)
Northgeveldale. A moiety of two parts of a messuage and 9 bovates of land, the whole messuage and 9 bovates being held of the king in chief by homage and fealty and service of a fourth part of a serjeanty, the whole of which is held of the king in chief by service of finding a crossbowman in the king’s castle of York for 40 days at the tenant’s costs if there be war in co. York. The said moiety of two parts has lain waste and untilled from the time of the death of the said Alice until now, and could not be demised on account of its poorness. Agnes sister of the said Alice holds the other moiety of the two parts after the death of Ralph her brother by process of the king’s court. Isabel late the wife of the same Ralph holds the third part of the said messuage and 9 bovates in dower by process of the king’s court.
Alice held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on Whitsunday, 35 Edward III. The aforesaid Agnes her sister, aged 30 years and more, is her heir.
The said moiety has been worth nothing since the death of the said Alice. No one has been in possession and no profit has accrued from it.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (1.)
575. WILLIAM DE BROUNFELD.
Writ, 5 February, 38 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Carlisle, Saturday the feast of St. Margaret, 38 Edward III. (Partly illegible.)
Gresgarth in the forest of Ingelwod. A purpresture so called, held of the king in chief by fealty and the service of rendering 15d. yearly at the Exchequer at Carlisle.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 36 Edward III. John his son, aged 11 years, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (2.)
576. JOHN BRETON of Hokenale.
Writ, 27 January, 38 Edward III.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. taken at Mannesfeld, 15 October, 38 Edward III.
Hokenale. 2 bovates of land, held of the king in chief by service of petty serjeanty, to wit, 6s. 8d. yearly at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff.
He held no other lands &c.
He died on Saturday after All Saints, 36 Edward III. Thomas Breton his brother, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (3.)
577. JOHN DE BRUNNE.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said John, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 3 May, 38 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, 24 May, 38 Edward III.
Appelgarth. A messuage and 4 bovates of land, held of the king in chief by reason of the lands &c. late of William de Karliolo, late an adherent of the Scots, being in the king’s hand on account of the forfeiture of the said William, by homage and fealty and service of 3d. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died about 12 years ago, day not known. John de Brunne his son, age not known, is his heir.
The escheators were in possession of the premises from the time of the death of the said John until the king committed the custody to John de Sheffeld, knight, at a fixed rent, until the majority of the heir. Margaret late the wife of the deceased survives and is to be dowered out of the premises.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (4.)
578. CECILY BEAUCHAMP.
Writ, 25 May, 38 Edward III.
SURREY. Inq. (indented) taken at Kyngeston on Thames, 20 June, 38 Edward III.
Wodemersthorn. A chief messuage, 100a. arable, of which 70a. can be sown every year, and 66a. were sown this year by Peter atte Wode, Cecily’s farmer, before her death, 4 1/2a. 1/2r. meadow, held of the manor of Gatton by service of 16d. yearly at St. Peter’s Chains, 100a. several pasture for sheep, 76a. wood which were cut two years before the death of the said Cecily and can only be cut every twentieth year, 33s. 6 3/4d rent of free tenants and 8 bondmen, rents of 16 hens at Martinmas and 40 eggs at Easter, works worth 14s. 8d. yearly, and pleas &c. of court worth 2s. yearly, held for life by gift of John de Bello Campo of Somerset, with remainder to the said John and his heirs. The premises are held of the heir of the earl of Gloucester by knight’s service, amount not known, and are charged in 8d. yearly to the prior of Merton.
Chepstede. Tenements held for life, by gift as above, to wit, a messuage in ruins, 200a. arable, of which 100a. can be sown yearly and 44a. were sown this year before Cecily’s death by Peter atte Wode, her farmer, 16a. wood which were cut three years before Cecily’s death and can only be cut once in 10 years. The premises are held of the earl of Stafford, as of the earl of Gloucester aforesaid, by knight’s service, amount not known.
Both the above holdings are said to be on dry and stony ground.
Kersalton. A fulling-mill, held for life, by gift as above, of Bartholomew de Burgharsch, knight, by service of rendering 12d. yearly.
Nutfeld. 5a. meadow, held for life, by gift as above, of John de Wolberowe by service of rendering 2s. yearly.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on 7 May, 38 Edward III. John Muryet son of John Muryet, knight, a minor in the king’s wardship, aged 18 years at the Nativity of the Blessed Mary next, is one of her heirs; and Cecily de Bello Campo sister of John de Bello Campo of Somerset lately deceased, aged 30 years and more, is her other heir of the premises.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (5.)
579. EDMUND DE LA BECHE.
Writ, 14 November, 38 Edward III.
BERKS. Inq. (indented) taken at Niewbury, Thursday before the Conception of the Virgin, 38 Edward III.
Bradefeld. The manor.
Bastelesden. 20l. rent.
Both held of the king in chief by service of one knight’s fee and a half.
These Nicholas de la Beche held and gave in fee to Simon Dassh, chaplain, and Geoffrey le Wauncy, who with the king’s licence gave them to the said Nicholas and Margery his wife and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainders successively to Edmund de la Beche, archdeacon of Berks, for his life, Robert de la Beche and the heirs male of his body, John de la Beche and the heirs male of his body, William de la Beche and the heirs male of his body, Thomas de Langeford, who is now living, and the heirs male of his body, and the right heirs of Nicholas. Nicholas and Margery died without heir male of their bodies, Edmund is now dead, and Robert, John and William died without heir male of their bodies, and so the premises ought to remain to Thomas de Langeford by the form of the aforesaid gift.
Asshampstede, Colrugge, Aldeworthe and Compton. Ten messuages, 3 carucates of land, 10a. pasture and 40a. wood.
Of these John de la Beche and Edmund de Hildesle were seised to them and the heirs of the said John, by gift of Philip de la Beche, father of Nicholas, and by fine granted them to the said Philip for life, with remainders successively to Nicholas de la Beche and the heirs male of his body, Edmund de la Beche as above, Robert de la Beche and the heirs male of his body, William son of William de la Beche and the heirs male of his body, Edmund son of John de Langeford and the heirs male of his body, Robert son of John de Langeford and the heirs male of his body, and the right heirs of the said Robert son of John. Thomas de Langeford is brother and heir of Robert son of John and is now living. Edmund de la Beche, who is now dead, survived all the others named in the remainder, who died without heirs male of their bodies. He was seised in form aforesaid at the time of his death, and the premises ought now to remain to Thomas de Langeford brother and heir of Robert son of John de Langeford. The tenements in Asshampstede and Colrugge are held of the earl of Warwick by service of a fifth part of a knight’s fee; those in Aldeworth of the abbot of Dorcestre by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee and 5s. yearly; and those in Compton of the manor of Bradefeld by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
The deceased held for life:—
Yatyngden. The manor, held of the manor of Bradefeld by service of one knight’s fee.
Lekhampstede. The manor, held of the abbot of Abyndon by service of one knight’s fee.
Burghfeld. A meadow in the parish, called Vyneye.
Suthcote. A meadow called Hevenemede.
Whytele. A meadow called Holnesmede.
Stratfeld Mortymer. A toft and a carucate of land in the parish, called Trunkwell.
Hakeborn. 8a. meadow.
All these meadows, toft and land are held partly of the lord of Foulescote and partly of others; none of the king. They and the two manors ought to remain to the right heirs of Nicholas de la Beche.
The deceased held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Saturday, 9 November last. Andrew de Sakevill the younger, aged 24 years and more, son of Joan daughter and one of the heirs of John de la Beche, knight, his brother, Edmund Danvers the younger, aged 22 years and more, son of Alice daughter and another of the heirs of the same John de la Beche, and John Duyn, aged 3 years on the feast of St. Valentine last, son of Margery the daughter of Isabel daughter and another of the heirs of the aforesaid John de la Beche his elder brother and elder brother of the aforesaid Nicholas, are his heirs.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (6.)
580. THOMAS DESCHALERS, or DE SCALARIIS, knight.
Writ, 23 April, 38 Edward III.
HERTFORD. Inq. taken at Roiston, 24 July, 38 Edward III. (fn. 1)
Estreed. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee; and 7a. land with a headland (capit’) of meadow in the town, held of the earl of Hertford by service of 2d. yearly; a messuage called ‘Gannok,’ with 14a. arable, held of the dean of St. Paul’s, London, by service of 7s. yearly; and 6a. arable, held of the lady of Throkkyngge by service of 19 1/2d. yearly.
He died on Thursday before St. Dunstan last. John Deschallers, aged 3 1/2 years, is his heir.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Thelvetone, 23 July, 38 Edward III.
Thelveton. The manor (extent given), held of William de Morle by service of one knight’ fee.
He died on Thursday after Whitsunday last. John son of Thomas Deschalers son of the deceased, aged 3 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 23 April, 38 Edward III.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. taken at Cambridge, Tuesday after St. Mary Magdalene, 38 Edward III.
Wuaddon. A manor in the town, held of the king in chief by service of two knights’ fees; and another manor in the town, held of the duke of Lancaster, as of the fee of Richmond, by service of 5s. yearly and suit to the duke’s court at Badbourgham.
Orwell. The manor, held for life of the earl of Gloucester by knight’s service. The reversion belongs to Sir Richard de Penbrigge, knight, by grant of the deceased.
He died on Thursday before St. Dunstan, 38 Edward III. Heir as last above, aged 3 1/2 years.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (7.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 23. (12.) (Herts.)
581. WILLIAM DEYNCOURT, or DE DENCOURT, the elder.
Writ, 7 June, 38 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Bullewyk, 2 July, 38 Edward III.
Dodyngton. The town, held in joint feoffment with Millicent his wife, who survives, of the earl of Lincoln by service of a sore sparrowhawk or 2s. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 2 June last. William son of his son William, aged 8 years and more at Christmas last, is his heir.
Writ, 7 June, 38 Edward III.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Woburn, Tuesday the morrow of St. John the Baptist, 38 Edward III.
Woburn. The manor, held in joint feoffment with Millicent his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies, of the lord bishop of Lincoln by knight’s service.
He died on 2 June, 38 Edward III. William son of his son William Dencourt, knight, aged 7 years, is his heir.
Writ, 7 June, 38 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Lincoln, Thursday after St. Barnabas, 38 Edward III.
Blaunkenay. The manor.
Braunston. The manor.
Both held of the king in chief by barony.
Lincoln city. Two messuages, held of the king in chief as parcel of the city by service of 2d. called ‘landtolpenys’ payable to the king’s farmer of the city in aid of his farm.
There belong to the aforesaid barony 9 1/2 knights’ fees in the county.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as last above.
Writ, 7 June, 38 Edward III.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. taken at Notyngham, 15 June, 38 Edward III.
Granby. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service, to him and the heirs male of his body.
Date of death and heir as last above.
DERBY. Inq. taken at Chestrefeld, Monday, 17 June, 38 Edward III.
Elmeton. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service. The extent mentions ‘le Westmulnedom,’ and a park and wood.
Holmesfeld. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service. The extent mentions a park, herbage of Smeclif, a piece of land called ’le Bolehull,’ a farm of 11s. 8d. called ‘cariagesylver’ payable at Martinmas when the tenants do not work or do carriage, a farm called ‘morehuyre’ worth 6s. 6d. yearly, and 20s. yearly rent payable at Brakunthweyt.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ of certiorari de feodis &c., 25 June, 38 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. (indented) taken at Derby, 16 July, 38 Edward III.
Langwath. One knight’s fee, held by Ralph Basset, knight.
Morton. One knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Roger Deyncourt.
Williamthorp. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of William Heriz.
Brakenthwayt and Tupton. One knight’s fee, held by Richard de Whilughby, knight.
The deceased held all the above of the king in chief, and held no other fees or advowsons in the county.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. (indented) taken at Notyngham, 15 July, 38 Edward III.
(Unspecified.) One knight’s fee and a half, held by William de Aslakton and the abbot of Welbek.
Hiklyng and Kyneton. One knight’s fee, held by Richard de Byngham, knight.
Radeclyf. One knight’s fee, held by Richard Whylughby, knight.
Kercolston. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Gilbert de Kercolston.
Knapthorp. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Roger Deyncourt.
Flyntham and Horyngham. One knight’s fee, held by Nicholas de Goushull, knight.
Birton. One knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Richard Jorce.
Bulcote. One knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Annesley, of Sibyl de Sancta Maria, and of Adam Rydewall.
Flyntham. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Thomas Hotot.
Hokerton. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Bella Aqua and of Roger de Crouch.
Roldeston and Kelom. A knight’s fee and a half, held by the heirs of Benet de Roldeston.
Wyverton. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Auker de Frechvill.
Stok. One knight’s fee, held by Thomas de Staunton.
Cotes. One knight’s fee, held by Simon de Leyk, knight.
Staunton. One knight’s fee, held by William de Roos, knight.
The deceased held all the above of the king in chief, and held no other knights’ fees or advowsons in the county.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (8.)
582. RICHARD SON OF ELLIS DAUBENEYE, or DAUBENY, and JOAN HIS WIFE.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Richard and Joan, and who has been in possession of their lands since their death and received the issues. 6 March, 38 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Gloucester, Monday before St. Gregory, 38 Edward III.
La Kyngeshome. A moiety of the manor, held in fee tail of the king in chief by grand serjeanty.
They held no other lands &c. in the county.
Richard died on the feast of St. Matthew, 35 Edward III; and Joan on Monday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 35 Edward III. Elizabeth sister of Richard, aged 10 years, is his heir of the aforesaid moiety.
Robert de Upcote, chaplain, executor of the will of John de Coggeshale, has been in possession since the death of Richard and Joan.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (9.)
583. ISABEL LATE THE WIFE OF EDMUND DANVERS.
Writ, 15 July, 38 Edward III.
MIDDLESEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Westminster, 28 October, 38 Edward III.
Herfeld. A messuage and 60a. land, held for life by way of dower after the death of John de Swanlond, late her husband, of William de Swanlond by service of rendering to the same William at his manor of Herfeld 38s. 8d. yearly, and doing suit to his court there every three weeks; 12a. land, held for life by way of dower, as above, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem by service of rendering 5s. 7d. yearly; and 7a. land, held in dower, as above, of John de Cherlton by service of rendering 8d. yearly.
Ikenham and Hylyndon. 20a. land, held for life, as above, of John de Schordych by service of rendering 10s. yearly to him and 5s. yearly to John Lovel.
She died on 11 November last, 37 Edward III. Heir of the premises not known at present.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (10.)
584. RICHARD ATTE FELDE. (fn. 2)
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Richard, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 7 February, 38 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. made at Uphavene, 8 May, 38 Edward III.
Fytelton and Coumbe. A messuage and 2 virgates of land, held for life by grant of Laurence de Hastynges, late earl of Pembroke, and Agnes his wife, who survives, of William Holbech in chief by service of 1 1/2lb. pepper and 12d. rent yearly.
Cotes by Bishop’s Canynges. A messuage and four virgates of land, held for life, by gift of the same Laurence and Agnes, of Robert bishop of Salisbury in chief by service of doing suit to his court of Canynges.
He died on Monday after Michaelmas, 35 Edward III. All the premises ought to revert to the aforesaid Agnes for life, because she was jointly enfeoffed therein with Laurence her husband; and after her death they ought to revert to John son and heir of the aforesaid Laurence, aged 16 years on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary last, and his heirs.
John son of Robert de Rammesbury was in possession of the tenements in Fytelton and Coumbe from the day of the death of the deceased until the feast of the Annunciation, 37 Edward III, and since then William Holbech has been in possession. Richard Makerel and John Makerel have been in possession of the tenements in Cotes since the death of the deceased.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (11.)
585. HENRY FAUCONER.
Writ, 12 February, 38 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. taken at Canterbury, 26 February, 38 Edward III.
Faukenereshurst. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of keeping a falcon when the king shall please. It is let at farm for 6l. 18s. 4d. a year.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 20 January, 37 Edward III. John Fauconer his son, aged 26 years, is his heir.
SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Estbourne by Peven’, 7 March, 38 Edward III.
Wodeton. Tenements so called, held of the king in chief by service of keeping a falcon of the king’s. These tenements are parcel of certain tenements in Faukenershurst, co. Kent, which are held so as aforesaid. They were let at farm by the deceased before his death for 6l. a year.
He held no other lands &c. in the rape of Pevensey.
Date of death as above. Heir as above, aged 26 years and more.
SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Stenyngge by Brembre, 9 March, 38 Edward III.
Clopham. A messuage called Micchegrove and 2 carucates of land, held for life by gift of John Swyft, parson of the church of Clopham, and Richard Tomys, parson of the church of Sulyngton, with remainder to John his son and Margaret, the latter’s wife, and the heirs of their bodies, by a fine in the king’s court. The premises are held of John Mumbray by knight’s service, for how much unknown.
He held no other lands &c. in the rape of Brembre.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (12.)
586. THOMAS DE FARNDON, the elder, a bastard.
Writ of certiorari to the mayor and escheator to enquire by men of the wards of Cripelgate, Bisshopesgate and Farndon, and others, as to the lands &c. of the said Thomas, and whether he was a bastard or not. 13 June, 38 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. taken before the mayor, 27 June, 38 Edward III.
He was a bastard, and died on the eve of All Saints, 17 Edward III, seised of:—
Parish of St. Peter Wodestret. A messuage and 9 shops, held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city.
Isabel late his wife has been in possession of the premises since his death.
Writ of certiorari to the same to enquire by men of Farndon ward as to the lands &c. late of the said Thomas, and whether he was a bastard or not, and who has had possession of his lands since his death. 13 June, 38 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. taken before the mayor, 15 June, 38 Edward III.
Finding as above.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (13.)
587. RALPH DE FRENYNGHAM, knight.
Writ, 27 March, 38 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. taken at Derteford, 22 April, 38 Edward III (thirteen jurors).
Derteford. 17a. meadow, 11a. pasture for cows, a garden, a wharf (wharwium), and 3s. 6d. rent of free tenants, held of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem, as of his manor of Sotton, by service of rendering to the same prior 3s. 9d. yearly at the said manor, and to Thomas de Grandisono 15d.
He held no other lands &c. in the lathe of Sotton.
He died on 27 March, 38 Edward III. John de Frenyngham his son, aged 18 1/2 years at Christmas last, is his heir.
KENT. Inq. taken at Maydestan, 17 April, 38 Edward III (Twenty-five jurors).
West Barbelyngg. Two parts of the manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief by service of two parts of a knight’s fee.
Date of death and heir as above.
Frenyngham. Tenements held of the lady de Kerkeby, as of her manor of Horton, by service of one knight’s fee, to wit, a chief messuage, 246a. arable, 10a. meadow that can only be reaped in wet weather, 46a. pasture charged with 10s. every 24 weeks for ward of Dover castle, 4a. meadow charged together with the pasture, and 60s. rent of free tenants.
Heir repeated.
Frenyngham. 180a. arable, held in ‘gavelkendes’ of William la Souche, knight, as of his manor of Eynesforde, by service of rendering at that manor 1lb. pepper, worth 16d., and a pair of gilt spurs, worth 6d., and doing suit to the court there every three weeks. And there are there 24a. wood in parcels, which can be cut every eight years and were cut two years before the death of the deceased; and also 1/2a. meadow held in ‘gavelkendes’ and perquisites of court worth 3s. 4d. yearly.
Heirs, of the gavelkind tenements, John as above and Nicholas de Frenyngham the deceased’s other son, aged 10 years.
Est Farle. Tenements called ‘Lose,’ held in ‘gavelkendes’ of the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, by service of rendering at his manor of Est Farlegh 8l. 5s. yearly.
Heirs, John and Nicholas as before.
Maydestan. 90a. arable, held in ‘gavelkendes’ of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of rendering at his manor of Maydestan 33s. 5d. yearly.
Heirs, John and Nicholas as before.
Maydestan. Tenements worth 24s. yearly, held jointly by the deceased and Katharine his wife by grant of John de Frenyngham father of the deceased. The tenements are held of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of rendering at his manor of Maydestan 21s. 4d. yearly.
Heirs, John and Nicholas as above.
Frenyngham. Tenements held in ‘gavelkendes’ of John de Merworthe, knight, by service of rendering 41s. 6d. yearly at his manor of Cherton, and by rendering to Katharine late the wife of Robert de Frenyngham 6l. 13s. 4d. yearly for her life, as appears by a writing made between the deceased and the said Katharine.
Heirs, John and Nicholas as above.
Est Barbelyng. Tenements held of the earl of Stafford by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee and by service of rendering to Lora late the wife of Ralph Savage, knight, 10l. yearly for life, as appears by a writing made between the deceased and the said Lora.
Heir, John as above.
Merdenne. 26a. land at le Rede, held in ‘gavelkendes,’ of which 5a. are held of Philippa queen of England, as of her manor of Middelton, by service of rendering 2d. yearly at the said manor, 13a. are held of William de Vaus by service of rendering yearly a plough-share, worth 12d., at Michaelmas, and 8a. are held of John Mewe by service of rendering 6d. yearly.
Heirs, John and Nicholas as above.
The deceased held no other lands &c. in the county as far as the jury understand at present.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (14.)
588. THOMAS DE HAVERYNGTON, knight.
Writ of certiorari to the escheator at the instance of James de Pykeryng, knight, to whom on 7 November, 36 Edward III, the king by letters patent granted for 100 marks the custody of the lands &c. in Wynmerley late of Thomas de Haveryngton, knight, who held of the king as of the manor of Wyresdale which belonged to William de Coucy deceased, in the king’s hand through Thomas’s death and the minority of his heir; the said James having now given the king to understand that the same Thomas held nothing there at the time of his death, but that the lands in question came into the king’s hand by the death of John de Haveryngton of Farleton, who held them of the king in chief, as of the said manor, and by reason of the minority of his heir, as was found by an inquisition, and are still in the king’s hand, so that he, James, having ignorantly in asking for the custody described the lands as first above, has nothing for his 100 marks. The escheator is to enquire which is correct. 4 November, 38 Edward III.
Endorsed: The attached inquisition was taken by Robert de Blakeburn, the escheator’s deputy. The specified lands are in the king’s hand by the death of John de Haryngton. No lands are in the king’s hand by the death of Thomas de Haryngton.
LANCASTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Preston, Saturday after St. Martin, 38 Edward III.
Thomas de Haryngton held no lands or tenements in Wynmerlegh of the king or otherwise; but John de Haryngton of Farleton, who died on Monday after the Assumption, 32 Edward III, held there a messuage and about 40a. land of the king in chief, as of the manor of Wyresdale which belonged to William de Coucy deceased and is in the king’s hand. After the death of John de Haryngton, and on account of his death and not of that of Thomas de Haryngton, the premises were taken into the king’s hand by William de Nessefeld, escheator, by reason of the minority of Nicholas son and heir of the same John, and have been in the king’s hand ever since. They are the same lands that James de Pykeryng, knight, paid 100 marks for. The said Nicholas is, and was at the time of the taking of the premises into the king’s hand, brother and heir of the said Thomas de Haryngton.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (15.)
589. ROBERT HERLE, knight.
Writ, 8 July, 38 Edward III.
WARWICK. Inq. taken at Athereston, 2 August, 38 Edward III.
Caldecote. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church, held of the bishop of Chester by fealty and by service of making appearances at his view of frankpledge of Lychfeld, co. Stafford, twice yearly. The extent mentions a several pasture called ‘le Oxeheye.’
Borweton. 4l. rent, held of Agnes countess of Pembroke, as of her dower, by fealty.
He died on Friday before the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr last. Ralph de Hastynges, knight, aged 30 years and more, son of his sister Margaret, is his heir.
LEICESTER. Inq. taken at Leicester, 1 August, 38 Edward III.
Kerby. Three messuages, 7 virgates of land with small parcels of meadow thereto belonging, and a wood called ‘le Golet,’ held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Peverel, by service of half a knight’s fee, which tenements William de Herle, father of the deceased, acquired from John de Wheston.
He held no other lands &c. of the king in chief in the county.
Kerby. A chief messuage with a garden, a dovecot, a carucate with 18 selions of land in a field (cultura) called ‘le Inlond,’ with three virgates of land late of Simon son of Robert Pakeman which William de Herle, father of the deceased, acquired from the abbot of Gerowedon, 3a. meadow, and a wood called ‘Whatecroft,’ held of Simon Pakeman by service of 3d., 1lb. pepper and a pair of gloves yearly. The crops and grazing of the aforesaid virgate (sic) are destroyed by the wild deer (feris bestiis) of the duke of Lancaster.
Braundeston. A chief messuage with garden, a dovecot, 2 carucates of land, 15a. meadow, and 4l. rent of free tenants, whereof the messuage, garden, dovecot, half a carucate, 5a. meadow and 44s. rent are held of Thomas de Erdynton by suit to his court of Braundeston every three weeks, a carucate and a half of land and 10a. meadow are held of Fulk de Penbrugg by service of making two appearances at his court of Ayleston, and 36s. rent is held of William la Souche by service of 12s. 4d. and appearances twice yearly at his court of Loberthorp.
Little Assheby. 100s. rent of free tenants and a windmill in ruins, held of the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England by fealty and service of making appearances twice yearly at the view of frankpledge of Petlyng.
Appulby. 42s. rent of free tenants, held of John de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, by fealty and suit to his court of Nayleston every three weeks.
Leicester. 28s. rent from a messuage held by John de Petresborgh, held of the duke of Lancaster, as of the honor of Leicester, by service of paying 12d. yearly to the said duke.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 8 July, 38 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Friday before St. Margaret, 38 Edward III.
Bolbek. A moiety of the barony, held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of a moiety of a barony, viz:—
Styford. The manor.
Styford. The town, with tenements in Neubiggyng, Cessynghope, Spiriden and Netherthornburgh.
Bromhalgh. The town, with its members and the mill.
Shotley. The town, with its members.
Slaueley. The town, with the fulling-mill.
Kirkeherle. The manor, with the mill.
Neuton by Bywell. Eleven husband-lands and two cottages, held of the countess of Pembroke by service of 15d. yearly for cornage and by service of 40d. for ‘hevedpenys’ twice in seven years.
Boteland. A fourth part of the town, with a fourth part of the mill there, held of Gilbert de Umframvill, earl of Anegos, by service of half a mark yearly.
Revehowe. 8a. land, now waste, tenure not known.
Neubyggyng by the Sea. A burgage, held of the countess of Pembroke by service of 2d. and three suits of court yearly.
Haydenhall. The manor and a moiety of the town of Hayden, held for life of the inheritance of Nicholas brother and heir of Hugh de Raymes, who survives. The said Hugh held them of the king in chief and granted them to the deceased for life, the reversion belonging to the aforesaid Nicholas.
All the premises are charged to Alan de Hebscotes for his life in a yearly rent of 20 marks by a recognisance made in Chancery by the deceased; and to Margaret de Kemsey for her life in a yearly rent of 40s. The moiety of the barony renders to the king 33s. 4d. for ward of the castle of Newcastle-upon-Tyne at the feast of St. James, 33s. 4d. for ‘hevedpenys’ twice in seven years, and 23s. for cornage at the feast of St. Cuthbert in September.
The deceased held no other lands &c. in the bailiwick of the escheator.
He died on Friday, 5 July, 38 Edward III. Heir as above, aged 40 years.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (16.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 23. (18.) (Warwick, Leicester.)
590. JOAN LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN DE LEYNTHALE.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Joan, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 16 April, 38 Edward III.
SALOP. Inq. taken at Bruggenorth, 10 June, 38 Edward III.
Roughton. A messuage and half a virgate of land within the manor of Worfeld, held of the king in chief by service of half the office of forester (custodiendi ballivam medietatis forestarie) of the king’s forest of Morf.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on 9 October, 36 Edward III. John her late husband, who survives, claims to hold the premises and the office aforesaid for life by the courtesy of England, because he had offspring by her and married her with the king’s charter of licence. Katharine their daughter, aged 4 years on 1 February last, is her heir.
The aforesaid John has been in possession of the premises and received the issues since the death of Joan.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (17.)
SALOP. Inq. taken at Roghton, Thursday after St. James, 41 Edward III.
Roghton. A messuage and half a virgate of land within the manor of Worfeld, held of the king in chief by service of keeping a moiety (custodiendi medietatem foreste) of the king’s forest of Morff.
She held no other lands &c.
John de Leyntehale survives and holds the premises for life by the courtesy of England. Katharine daughter of the said John and Joan, aged 8 years, is her heir.
E. Inq. P.M. File 27. (10.)
591. RICHARD SON OF HENRY LAIDETERE.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands held by the said Richard of the heir of John Lovell, late a minor in the king’s wardship, and of others, and as to his heir, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 25 August, 38 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) taken at Thrapston, Thursday before Michaelmas, 38 Edward III.
Tichmersch. A messuage, 20a. land and 2a. meadow, held of the heir of John Lovell by knight’s service; and a third part of a messuage and 12a. land and meadow, held of the heir of Henry de Tichmersch by knight’s service and suit to the heir’s court.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died in the last pestilence. Joan wife of John de Tichmersch, his sister, aged 22 years and more on the day of his death, is his heir.
Since his death the heir of Henry de Tichmersch has received the issues of the tenements held of the said heir, and the escheator those of the tenements held of the heir of John Lovell, to the king’s use.
C. Edw. III. File 181. (18.)

Footnotes

  • 1. The Exchequer inquisition was taken at Estred on 23 May by the oath of different jurors. It mentions only the manor of Estred and gives the date of death as 16 May.
  • 2. A Somerset inquisition on Richard de la Felde, or atte Felde, taken in 35 Edward III (No. 77, above), may relate to this man.