Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 183

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 183

611. WILLIAM SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM SEPVANS.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said William, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Alice de Staunton by the king’s commitment. 16 July, 38 Edward III.
KENT. Proof of age made at Canterbury, 18 September, 38 Edward III.
Thomas atte Gate, aged 50 years, says that the said William was born at Melton by Canterbury on Monday the feast of St. Augustine, 17 Edward III, and baptized in the church of St. Margaret there, and was 21 years of age on Wednesday the feast of St. Augustine the Doctor last. William late abbot of St. Augustine’s, Canterbury, and Thomas Daldon, knight, together with Juliana countess of Huntingdon, lifted him from the sacred font. This he knows because on the eve of St. Augustine the Doctor, 17 Edward III, he acquired some tenements at Westgate, Canterbury, from Richard Lovel, vicar of the church of Westgate, by his charter of that date.
John Ropere, aged 40 years, agrees and says that he had a son, by name John, who died on the morrow of St. Augustine, 17 Edward III, 21 years ago on the morrow of St. Augustine last, his death being enrolled in a certain psalter of the same John the father.
Thomas Austyn, aged 43 years, agrees and says that on Sunday after the birth of the said William he married his wife Joan, and that was 21 years ago on Wednesday after St. Augustine last.
John Bounde, aged 34 years, agrees and says that he had a daughter Joan born on the feast of St. Augustine, 17 Edward III, and she was 21 years of age on the feast of St. Augustine last.
Henry Bolle, aged 40 years, and Michael Seymakere, aged 50 years, agree and say that they started on a journey to Santiago for the amendment of their lives on the morrow of St. Augustine, 17 Edward III.
Richard Smelt, aged 40 years, and Alexander Raven, aged 46 years, agree and say that on the day of the birth there was a great quarrel between them, and peace was restored on St. Augustine’s day, 17 Edward III.
John Pykeryngg, aged 36 years, Thomas Ropere, aged 43 years, Peter atte Welle, aged 31 years, and John Arnald, aged 30 years, agree and say that they were summoned to the gaol delivery of the city of Canterbury on the morrow of St. Augustine, 17 Edward III.
The escheator, John de Tye, warned Alice de Stonton at Melton, who had no reason to offer why the lands &c. should not be restored to the said William as being of full age.
C. Edw. III. File 183. (1.)
612. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF ROGER LISLE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, the lands of whose inheritance are in the king’s custody. 5 May, 38 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Proof of age taken at Thoresway, Monday after Holy Trinity, 38 Edward III.
Thomas Lawe of Thoresway, aged 44 years and more, John de Kichyn of the same, aged 63 years and more, and John Hermer of the same, aged 53 years and more, say that the said John son of Roger was born at Thoresway on Monday after the Purification, 15 Edward III, and baptized in the church of St. Mary there. This they know because Walter de Insula, clerk, now chaplain, caused the day and year of the birth to be noted in the kalendar of a white portas (portiforii) in the said church, which they have often seen.
Martin de Thoresway, aged 68 years and more, Thomas son of Walter, aged 54 years and more, Hugh Baldewyn of the same, aged 48 years and more, and Robert Howet of the same, aged 52 years and more, agree and say that John Curtays and John de Insula were godfathers of the said John son of Roger, and that Agnes Curtays mother of the said John Curtays was his godmother, and that Agnes died on 28 April after the birth, her death being entered in the aforesaid kalendar, which they have often read.
John son of James of the same, aged 47 years and more, John Palmer of the same, aged 64 years and more, John son of Hugh of the same, aged 48 years and more, Adam son of Richard of the same, aged 52 years and more, and Thomas Chapman of the same, aged 46 years and more, agree and say that on Ash Wednesday after the birth Walter de Insula, uncle of the said John son of Roger, was ordained priest, and on the next Sunday on which is sung Quasi modo geniti he celebrated his first mass and made a great feast with many good men of the town of Thoresway and neighbourhood, at which feast and mass they all were present.
Moreover they say that 2 messuages and 8 bovates of land in Thoreswaye, late of Roger de Insula father of John, were taken into the king’s hand immediately after the said Roger’s death by reason of the minority of John his son and heir. Roger held them of the heir of Henry de Bello Monte, a minor in the king’s wardship, and for that reason they have been since and still are in the king’s hand.
C. Edw. III. File 183. (2.)
613. LEONARD SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE CARRU, knight.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Leonard, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Philippa queen of England, the king’s consort, by the king’s commitment. 27 April, 38 Edward III.
DEVON. Proof of age (indented) taken at Exeter, Wednesday in Whitsun week, 38 Edward III.
John de Ferers, knight, aged 50 years and more, says that the said Leonard was of full age and 22 years old on the feast of St. George last, having been born at Stoke Flemyng and baptized in the church of St. Ermond there. Vincent de Barstable, then parson of Stokenhamme, was his godfather, and asked William Chaylowe, then parson of Stoke Flemyng, to write Leonard’s name in the missal together with the day and year of his birth, which was done.
John Daumarle, knight, aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that he was with John de Carru, deceased, Leonard’s father, on the day of the baptism in the church, and on the same day the said John granted him for life a carucate of land in the manor of Flitte Daumale, and by the date of the indenture of grant he is well assured of the age of the said Leonard.
William Boneville, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that he had a sister Joan who died on the feast of St. George in the abovesaid (sic) year, and the day of her death is recorded (inponitur) in the death register (libro martilogii) of the Friars Preachers of Exeter.
Hugh de Harston, aged 47 years and more, agrees and says that on the day of the birth he married one Margaret Jew.
Thomas de Affeton, aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that he was steward of the hundred of Colryg during the whole time aforesaid, and by the date of his commission he is well assured of the age of the said Leonard.
Robert Fouk, aged 57 years and more, agrees and says that he has a son John, born a year before the said Leonard, whose godfather was the aforesaid John de Carru, and he has lately been presented to the church of Tetteborne St. Mary, so that he, Robert, is well assured of the age of Leonard.
Walter Dymmok, aged 47 years and more, Thomas Lytelton, aged 50 years, John Stantorre, aged 52 years and more, Richard Grepston, aged 47 years and more, John Moungomeray, aged 51 years and more, and William Dymmok, aged 52 years and more, agree and say that the aforesaid John de Carru, on the day of Leonard’s birth, bought from them 8 tuns of red wine at Dertemouthe and gave them a bond for payment of the money, by the date of which they are well assured of the age of Leonard.
Thomas Cheyne, the escheator, caused warning to be given to John Gornay, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, the queen’s farmers of the lands &c. late of John de Carru in his bailiwick, and they did not wish to be present or send anyone in their place.
C. Edw. III. File 183. (3.)
614. NICHOLAS SON AND HEIR OF ISABEL LATE THE WIFE OF GEORGE DE MONBOUCHER.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Nicholas, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Roger de Wyderyngton, to whom Eleanor Rohaut, late the wife of Thomas Cok and executrix of his testament, demised the said custody, which Thomas had of the king’s commitment. 23 April, 38 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Proof of age (indented) made at Rasen, 27 April, 38 Edward III.
William son of Robert de Waldneuton, aged 40 years, says that the said Nicholas was 21 years of age on 15 April, 16 Edward III (sic), having been born at Swynop and baptized in the church of St. Helen there on 15 April in that year. Simon, parson of the church of Swynop, and William Gaunt of Binbrok, with Alice wife of John son of Simon de Belesby, lifted him from the sacred font. The witness knows the day and year because his mother Agnes died on Sunday after the birth, and the day of her death is recorded in the missal of the church of Swynop.
William de Gonerby of Swynop, aged 35 years, agrees and says that he married Avice atte Kirk of Willughton at Swynop on the Monday after the birth.
Hugh del Grange of Swynop, aged 40 years, agrees and says that he had a boy drowned in a stream (fonte) at Swynop on Tuesday after the birth.
Thomas de Wyom, aged 41 years, agrees and says that he was robbed of goods and chattels to the value of 10Z. at Swynop on the night of the birth.
William Deuias, aged 31 years, agrees and says that immediately after his birth the said Nicholas was delivered to the care of Isabel daughter of John Smyth of Swynop, who had a son born on the same day and baptized in the same church. William Deuias was this boy’s godfather.
Geoffrey de la Dale of Swynop, aged 31 years, John Franceys, aged 45 years, John Spenser, aged 30 years, John Doniland, aged 50 years, Reynold Dene, aged 53 years, John de Normanby, aged 40 years, and Robert Mote of Willughton, aged 46 years, agree and say that they with other jurors were cited to be at Swynop on Friday after the Close of Easter, which then was the 15 April, (fn. 1) the day of the birth of the said Nicholas, before the coroner of the East Riding, to make a view of a body [lying] killed there by Roger de Willughton, ‘couper’; and moreover they know it well because Henry atte Grene was indicted there on the same day of the death of the aforesaid Roger.
The escheator warned Roger de Wydrington, who did not come.
C. Edw. III. File 183. (4.)
615. EDMUND SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE STONORE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Edmund, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Isabel, the king’s daughter, by the king’s commitment. 26 October, 38 Edward III.
DEVON. Proof of age taken at Totton’, Saturday before the Epiphany, 38 Edward III.
John Scoz, aged 50 years and more, says that the said Edmund was 21 years of age on Saturday before Michaelmas, having been born at Ermyngton and baptized in the church there. This he knows because Alice Daumarle, godmother of the said Edmund, asked the parson of the church of Ermyngton to write Edmund’s name in the antiphonar with the day and year of his birth, and so by this writing his age is manifest.
Andrew Werdeshallerre, aged 54 years and more, agrees and says that on the day of the birth Henry Batyn married Alice his mother at Modbury.
William Daniel, aged 45 years and more, agrees and says that all his houses at Modbury suddenly caught fire on the day of the birth, and he bought timber in the park of Ermyngton from the said John de Stonore to build them anew.
John Pedehele, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that he was hunting with John de Stonore in the park of Ermyngton on the day of the birth, and on the same day William Pedehele his brother died and the day of his death is recorded in the missal of the church of Aveton Giffard.
Laurence Engleborne, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that his brother Henry was presented to the church of Ermyngton in the year of the birth.
John Crocke atte Mille, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that his brother Richard received the canonical habit in the year of the birth at Plympton, and in the second year following he died, and his name is recorded in the death register (mortileg’) of that house.
Walter William, aged 44 years and more, John Westlake, aged 50 years and more, Simon atte Broke, aged 54 years and more, Robert Turpyn, aged 44 years and more, John Averey, aged 60 years and more, and William de Torre Dene, aged 44 years and more, agree and say that they were at Ermyngton with John de Stonore on the day of the churching of the said Edmund’s mother.
The escheator warned Robert Hache, attorney of Thomas Tyrel, knight, steward of Isabel the king’s eldest daughter, but he did not wish to be present.
C. Edw. III. File 183. (5.)
616. SIMON DE COTESBROK.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Simon, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 25 September, 38 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Northampton, Tuesday after Michaelmas, 38 Edward III.
Hardyngesthorn. A messuage and a parcel of meadow called ‘Plash,’ held of the master of the hospital of St. John, Northampton, by service of 12d. yearly.
Cotene by Northampton. A messuage, held of the master of the hospital of St. Leonard without Northampton by service of 8 1/2d.
He had issue David, who had issue Thomas and died in the lifetime of Simon his father. After David’s death John de Cotesbrok his brother entered, Thomas being then out of the country. Afterwards Thomas returned, claimed his right as David’s son and heir, and removed his uncle John from the premises; and the latter once more, together with other persons, entered the premises over the said Thomas. Afterwards Thomas brought a writ of assize of novel disseisin and recovered the premises as David’s son and heir.
Simon died on 12 March, 13 Edward II. Thomas son of David in his full age alienated the premises to one William de Briklesworth and John son of the said William in fee. They alienated one messuage to Roger Bosemere, who holds it at present; and the said John son of William de Bryklesworth is now tenant of the other messuage and the meadow.
Endorsed with a note that an exemplification of this inquisition was issued under date 10 April, 4 Richard II, at the request of Thomas son and heir of Thomas de Farndon.
C. Edw. III. File 183. (6.)
617. WILLIAM DE WYGENHALE of Fordham.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said William, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 5 February, 38 Edward III. (Part torn away.)
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. taken at Fordham, Wednesday after Ascension day, 38 Edward III.
Fordham. A messuage and 23a. land, held of the king in chief by service of a fortieth part of a knight’s fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 20 September, 33 Edward III. Thomas his son was his heir, and died a minor. Richard son of Reynold de Wygenhale, aged 21 years and more, is heir of the said Thomas, being son of Reynold the brother of William the father of the said Thomas.
The king by the escheator received the issues and profits by reason of the minority of the said Richard.
C. Edw. III. File 183. (7.)
618. HENRY SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM DE LA VALE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Henry, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of William Heroun by the demise of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, to whom the king committed the said custody. 23 October, 38 Edward III.
(Endorsed.) The escheator warned William Heroun by Roger de Widryngton and William de Heppescotes. He was not present at the proof of age, but Walter Heroun, his attorney, was present and could say nothing against it.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Proof of age taken at Morpath, Thursday after the Conversion of St. Paul, 40 Edward III.
Robert de Louthre, aged 60 years, and John de Walington, aged 41 years, say that the said Henry was born at Seton de la Vale on Monday after the Epiphany, 17 Edward III, and baptized in the church there, and was 22 years of age on Monday after the Epiphany last. This they know because they hunted with William, the said Henry’s father, on the day of the baptism.
John de Wodeburn, aged 50 years, and Gilbert Vaus, aged 53 years, agree and say that on the day of the said Henry’s birth they heard his crying when he was carried to the aforesaid church.
William de Hidewyn, aged 41 years, and John Loweson, aged 46 years, agree and say that they were at Seton on the day of the birth to talk with Robert de la Vale, grandfather of the said Henry, about their own business.
William de Seton, aged 40 years, and Nicholas de Hoghton, aged 43 years, agree and say that they were in the church of Seton and saw the said Henry baptized.
Gilbert Loweson, aged 40 years, and Richard de Cramlington, aged 45 years, agree and say that William Broun, chaplain, baptized the said Henry and told them that he baptized him that day.
Robert de Eland, aged 41 years, and John de Farnylowe, aged 50 years, agree and say that on the day of the birth they paid Robert de la Vale, the grandfather, the rent for 20a. land in Middelton which they held of him.
C. Edw. III. File 183. (8.)
619. (Name rotted away in both writ and inquisition.)
Writ, 38 Edward III.
LANCASTER. Inq. taken at Walton en le Dale, Friday after ……., 40 Edward III.
The deceased held no lands &c. in the county and died in the time of Henry late king of England.
C. Edw. III. File 183. (9.)
620. OTTO DE GRANDISSONO.
Writ to John Notte, mayor of London and escheator, to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Otto, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 16 March, 38 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. taken 20 March, 38 Edward III.
He died on the second day before the feast of Corpus Christi, 34 Edward III, seised of the following:—
Tower Ward. A tavern in the parish of St. Dunstan worth 8 marks yearly, 2 shops worth 20s. yearly, 4 shops worth 44s. yearly, and a tenement worth 4l. yearly.
Ward of Billyngesgate. Three shops worth 40s. yearly, and a tenement with two shops worth 40s. yearly.
The above are charged with yearly payments of 17s. of quit rent to the hospital of St. Katharine by the Tower, 13s. 4d. to the prior of Bermondeseye, 6s. 8d. to the prior of St. Mary’s, Suthwerk, 16s. to the church of St. Margaret Patyns, and 6s. 8d. to the abbot of Gaunt. Repairs come to 100s. yearly. They are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city.
He held no other lands &c. within the liberty of the city.
Thomas de Graunsoun, aged 27 years, is his heir.
In his testament proved and enrolled in the husting of London he bequeathed all the premises to the collegiate church of St. Mary Otery in the diocese of Exeter to provide two chaplains in the said church celebrating for his soul. The master of the said collegiate church received the issues and profits of the premises from the time of his death until the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 37 Edward III. Since then Margery late the wife of Thomas Broun has been in possession by the demise of the said master.
Writ of Scire facias to the sheriffs of London to warn the tenants of the premises to be in Chancery in the quindene of Easter next to shew cause why the premises should not be taken into the king’s hand as having been alienated in mortmain without the king’s licence contrary to the statute. 18 February, 39 Edward III.
(Endorsed.) The sheriffs have warned Margery late the wife of Thomas Broun by Henry Traynell and John Broun, and she has appointed Thomas de Middelton as her attorney.
C. Edw. III. File 183. (10.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 23. (20.)
621. ALAN SON AND HEIR OF HENRY FITZ ROGER.
Writ after the death of the said Alan, who died a minor in the king’s wardship. 26 June, 38 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Sellyngg by Monks’ Horton, 11 July, 39 Edward III.
Sellyngg by Monks’ Horton. A moiety of the manor (extent given) came into the king’s hand by the death of Henry Fitz Roger on 24 October, 35 Edward III, as was found by an inquisition on a writ of diem clausit extremum, and remained in the king’s hand until 16 February, 36 Edward III, when it was delivered to Joan de Swynerton by the king’s writ. It is held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee and by service of rendering 10s. every 20 weeks for ward of Dover castle, which is in the king’s hand, and 6s. 8d. yearly to John Kyreel, knight.
Alan, named in the writ, died about the feast of the Ascension four years ago, as the jurors understand. Thomas Fitz Roger his brother, aged 20 years, is his heir. Joan de Swynerton has been in possession from the time of the death of Henry Fitz Roger, and still is in possession.
No other lands in Kent came into the king’s hand by the death of Henry Fitz Roger or the minority of Alan his son.
C. Edw. III. File 183. (11.)
622. ROBERT DE BENHALE, knight.
No writ.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Colcestre, 10 August, 38 Edward III.
Colcestre. The castle and the demesnes, and the hundred of Tendringg, held for life by grant of the king, to whom the reversion belongs.
He died on 16 June last.
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 136. (4.)
ESSEX. Inq. taken as above.
Colcestre. The castle, 27a. meadow, 80a. land, two parts of a watermill, and the hundred of Tendringge with 30s. rent, held as above.
Date of death as above.
E. Inq. P.M. File 23. (13.)
623. (1) PHILIP VIRLY.
ESSEX. Inq. taken ex officio at Reilegh, Saturday the eve of Michaelmas, 38 Edward III. (An original inquisition indented.)
Estwode. 10a. land and wood, held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Reilegh, by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee.
He died on 2 March, 37 Edward III. John his son, aged 8 years and more, is his heir.
624. (2) MARGERY DAUGHTER OF HUGH CHANCEUX.
By the same jury on the same day.
Canewedon. 10a. land, held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Reilegh, by service of a thirtieth part of a knight’s fee.
She died on 13 September, 36 Edward III. Margaret her daughter, aged 10 years and more, is her heir.
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 138. (1.)
625. JOHN SON OF WILLIAM AIGNEL.
No writ.
HERTFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Aldeberi, Thursday after Michaelmas, 38 Edward III.
Pendele. A tenement containing 1a. land, formerly held of the king in chief by knight’s service by Roger Fitz John of Messeworthe, who alienated it before the statute to Adam Aignel to hold to him and his heirs by service of 1d. yearly. William son and heir of the said Roger released all his right therein to John son and heir of the said Adam, who thereby became the king’s tenant, as the jurors understand. The deceased is John’s kinsman and heir and died seised.
Rykemerssworthe. 1a. meadow in a meadow called ‘le Estmade,’ lying lengthwise between the lane called ‘le Reve Lane’ and the stream (ripa) called ‘Colneye,’ held of the king in chief, service not known, which was acquired by John Aignel, the deceased’s grandfather, from the abbot and convent of St. Albans in exchange for an acre in the meadow called ‘Aldeberi’ in Crokesle, and was anciently parcel of the manor of Rykemersworth, which is parcel of the abbot’s barony; a way (via) containing 1a. 1r. in the hamlet called ‘Crokysle,’ held of the king in chief by knight’s service as of the scutage of Crokesle, which was acquired by John Aignel, knight, the deceased’s great-grandfather, whose heir he is; a principal messuage called ‘la More,’ 40a. land, 18a. meadow, and 3a. pasture, held of the king in chief, as by petty serjeanty of one axe (sparth’), in free socage, as the jurors understand; half a hide (hidata) containing 30a. land, held of the abbot of St. Albans by knight’s service and service of 10s. yearly, which was in ancient times parcel of the messuage called ‘la More’ and was afterwards held of the abbot by Master Ambrose, but in what manner the jurors know not, as it is beyond memory; 23s. rent in the hamlet called ‘Danyeleshide,’ held of the said abbot in free socage by service of 7s. yearly; half a mark rent from a tenement called ‘Elyslond’ in the hamlet of Crokesle, held of the said abbot by knight’s service; and a messuage, a carucate of land, 14a. meadow, 10a. pasture and 5a. wood, called ‘Assheles,’ a virgate of land called ‘Hauekwelleslond,’ and 4s. yearly rent, all held of the heirs of Stephen atte Grove in free socage by service of 4d. yearly. The tenements called ‘la More’ and ‘Assheles’ with their appurtenances are charged by a writing of the deceased in favour of John de Chilterne for his life with a rent of 20l. yearly, which greatly exceeds their real value.
Stratfild. 15a. land in a field so called, held of John Murenden in free socage by service of 4s. 6d. yearly.
Caysho. A water-mill called ‘Tolpade’ in very bad condition and ruinous, a meadow called ‘le Mullemade’ containing 2a., a small croft called ‘le Mulnecroft,’ and a several river, held of John de Chilterne, as of his tenement called ‘Brutewell,’ by knight’s service and 5s. yearly.
Bruteswelle and Watford. 17s. 7d. rent from divers tenants in the hamlets, held of the heirs of Sir Philip Durdent in free socage by service of 1d. yearly and 1lb. cummin.
Pendele and Wygynton. A messuage, a carucate of land, a windmill in very bad condition, 21s. yearly rents and a seventh (septem) part of a wood called ‘le Menewode,’ held of the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England in free socage by service of 5s. yearly.
Wygenton. 1 1/2 virgates and 6a. land, held of Geoffrey de Lucy by knight’s service and 7s. 8d. yearly.
Trengge. 1 1/2 virgates of land, 6a. meadow and 16s. yearly rent, held of the archbishop of Canterbury in free socage by service of 2s. yearly.
Walsshebottes. 2a. land so called, held of John de Aillisbery, knight, in free socage by service of 10d. yearly.
Aldebery. Half a virgate called ‘Bruttesden’ and 6a. land, held of the abbot of Massendon in free socage by service of 6d yearly; and a tenement, 70a. land, 3a. meadow and 5s. rent, called ‘Launceleves,’ held of the heirs of Roger Launceleve in free socage by service of a pair of white gloves, price 1/2d.
Hemelhamstede. A messuage very ruinous (rewynos’), a carucate of land and 30s. yearly rent, held of the rector of Assherugge in free socage by service of 40s. yearly; and a messuage and 5a. land, held of the heirs of William Lenveyse in free socage by service of 18d. yearly.
Redburne. A messuage, a carucate of land, 3a. …… and 21s. rent, held of the abbot of St. Albans in free socage by service of 50s. 11d. yearly and charged with 26s. 8d. [to the hospital] of de Pré (de Pratis) by St. Albans.
He died on the Friday … Michaelmas, 35 Edward III. John his son, aged 3 years and 37 weeks, is his heir.
Katharine his wife and Andrew de Bures, now her husband, have been in possession of the premises in Pendele, Aldebery, [Wyg]enton, Trengge, Hemelhamstede and Redburne ever since the death of the said John son of William. The premises in Rykemersworth, Caysho, Brutewelle, Crokesle and Watford, except the rent in Danielehide in Rykemersworth, were in the possession of Roger Colyn by demise of the said John son of William from the latter’s death until Michaelmas, 37 Edward III, and from them in the possession of the said Andrew de Bures until the morrow of Ash Wednesday following, and from then in the possession of the abbot of St. Albans until now, by what title the jurors know not. The abbot has also received the said rent in Danieleshide ever since John’s death, by what title the jurors know not.
E. Inq. P.M. File 23. (17.)
626. JOHN SPROT, SON OF ALICE DAUGHTER OF JOHN DE COMBE.
Writ missing.
LONDON. Inq. taken on a writ of privy seal before John Notte, mayor and escheator, 20 August, 38 Edward III.
Parish of St. James of Garlekhethe. A messuage worth 43s. 4d. yearly, held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London. It is charged with yearly quit rents of 6s. to the abbot of Westminster and 14s. to the prior of St. Mary, Suthwerk. Repairs come to 10s. yearly.
He has no heirs. Date of death unknown, because he died outside the liberty of the city.
E. Inq. P.M. File 23. (19.)
627. EDMUND DE LYONS.
Writ missing.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Bedmenstere by Brustolle, 6 November, 38 Edward III.
Aisshton Daundo. A messuage, a dovecote, a garden whereof the herbage is of no value because of the shade of the trees, 100a. arable, 32a. meadow, several from the Purification until the hay is carried, and then common, 10a. several pasture, a wood, 10 marks rent of free and bond tenants, and pleas &c. of court worth 2s. yearly, all held of the king in chief by a sixth part of a knight’s fee.
He died 15 September last. William his son, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
C. Inq. P.M. File 24. (1.)
628. THOMAS DE LINCOLN, of Northumberland.
Writ missing.
LONDON. Inq. taken on a writ of privy seal before John Notte, mayor and escheator, 16 August, 38 Edward III.
Parish of St. Botolph without Alegate. A messuage, 8 small shops and a garden, held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London. The premises are charged with yearly quit rents of 16s. to the [prior] of Holy Trinity, London, and 13s. 4d. to John Chaucer, citizen and vintner of London.
He has no heirs. Date of death unknown, because he died in distant parts outside the liberty of the city.
E. Inq. P.M. File 24. (5.)
629. WILLIAM DE ELAND.
Writ missing.
DERBY. Inq. taken at Derby, 25 May, 39 Edward III.
Honor of Peverel. The office of bailiff, held of the king for life by fealty only, with remainder to his heirs to hold by fealty and a rent of 14 marks yearly at the Exchequer, as is more fully contained in the king’s charter. (Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1327–1337, p. 493.)
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 29 March last. William his son, aged 15 years, is his next heir.
E. Inq. P.M. File 24. (14.)

Footnotes

  • 1. 15 April was a Monday in 16 Edward III. Friday after the Close of Easter was 12 April.