Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 160

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 160

114. JOHN LAUNDELS.
Writ, 20 October, 35 Edward III.
BERKS. Inq. made at Farndon, 3 November, 35 Edward III.
Fernham. A messuage, two dovecots and a close, 80a. land, 10a. meadow common after hay time, pasture for 4 horses, 8 oxen and 200 sheep in common, 7 virgates of bondmen and 12d. pleas of court, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Shryvenham. A messuage, a carucate of land and 12a. meadow called ‘Foyersmull,’ held of the king in chief by service of offering two capons when the king comes into those parts, saying as he offers them ‘you shall have them another time but not now’ (dicendo sibi et proferendo dictos capones alias habebitis set non …). There is also pasture for 2 horses, 8 oxen and 200 sheep in common.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 17 October last. John Laundels his son, aged 22 years and more, is his heir.
OXFORD. Inq. made at Bampton, 4 November, 35 Edward III.
Westwell A messuage and a virgate of land, held of the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England by service of 20s. yearly; and a messuage and a virgate of land, held of the rector of Edyndon, service not known.
Kenycote. A moiety of the manor, held of the lord de Plecy by knight’s service.
Lewe. Two parts of a messuage and of a virgate of land, held of John le Eyr by service of 2s. 8d.; and a messuage, 13 1/2a. land and 1 1/2a. meadow, held of the manor of Bampton Talbot by service of 2s. 4 3/4d.
Westweld. A messuage and 54a. land, held of the manor of Bampton Talbot by service of a rose.
Bampton. A messuage, 8a. land and 1a. meadow, held of Richard de Goldesburgh by service of 4s.
Dokelynton. 3a. meadow, held of William Breton by service of 16d.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 160. (1.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 17. (15.) (Oxford.)
115. WILLIAM DE LANCASTRE.
Writ, 22 October, 35 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at …, Tuesday (?), 4 March, 36 Edward III.
Skirwyth. Eight years ago he was seised of the manor of Skirwyth in fee, and gave it to Robert de Merton, rector of the church of Neubigging, and Thomas de Bampton, who are seised thereof. It is held of Thomas de Burgh of the county of York by service of rendering 32s. yearly.
He died on 7 October last, 35 Edward III. William his son, aged 17 years, is his heir.
WESTMORELAND. Inq. taken at Appelby, 3 March, 36 Edward III.
Rydal. The manor (extent given, including a chief messuage in ruins and a park with deer, the pasture worth only 13s. 4d. because of the abundance of pasture in those parts, and a plot (placea) called ‘le Dale’), held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by homage and fealty and the service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee, as parcel of the barony of Kendale. He held no other lands &c. in the county, but he was seised formerly of the undermentioned manors of Holgill and Milnburn and lands in Depedale, which, long before his death, he gave to Edmund, parson of the church of Gressemere, Robert de Merton, parson of the church of Neubigginge, and William de Brampton, parson of the church of Dufton, who are still seised thereof.
Holgill. The manor is held of the abbot and convent of Shap by homage and service of 7s. 6d. yearly for cornage.
Milnburn. The manor is held of Roger de Clifford by homage and service of 21s. 8d. for cornage, and by service of rendering to the same Roger and his heirs 4l. yearly for blanch farm (alba firma).
Depedale. The premises there are held of John de Coupeland and his wife, as of the fees late of William de Coucy, as the jurors understand, by homage and fealty.
Date of death as above. Heir as above, aged 17 years and more, and not married at the time of his father’s death.
C. Edw. III. File 160. (2.)
116. JOHN DE LUNGEVILL, or LONGVILL.
Writ, 30 September, 35 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) made at Coton by Northampton, Monday before SS. Simon and Jude, 35 Edward III.
Little Billing. The manor (extent given, including two stews (stagna) not stocked), held jointly with Isabel his wife, who survives, of the king in chief, as of the fee of Schokes, by service of one knight’s fee.
Great Billyng. 30s. rent of free tenants, held jointly as above of the fee of Barry by knight’s service.
Molton. 26s. rent of free tenants, held of Ralph Basset of Drayton by knight’s service.
Northampton. 4l. rent by the hands of the reeves (prepositorum) of the town, held in fee of the king in chief by service of 26d. yearly.
Horpol. A messuage and 2 virgates of land, held in fee of Sir John Verdoon by service of 1d. yearly. These tenements are in the king’s hand for want of a tenant.
Wotton. A manor, 120a. arable, 4a. meadow, 8s. rent of free tenants and 50s. rent of bondmen, with a ruined dovecot within the manor, held in fee jointly with Isabel, as above.
Coton and Hardyngsthorn. A plot of meadow held jointly as above. The premises in Wotton, Coton and Hardyngsthorn are held of Thomas de Preston, knight, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Tuesday the feast of St. Margaret last. John Longvill his son, aged 6 years and more at Michaelmas last, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 160. (3.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 18. (11.)
117. JOHN DE LUNGEVILLERS, knight.
Writ, 16 March, 35 Edward III.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. taken at Hoghton, 20 April, 35 Edward III.
Tuxford. A messuage, a ruined dovecot, a carucate of land, 5a. meadow, 17s. 3 1/2d. rent of free tenants and a third part of 1lb. pepper, 20s. rent of bondmen, 8l. rent of tenants at will, and pleas &c. of court worth 5s. yearly, held of the king in chief by service of a third part of half a knight’s fee, and charged with yearly rents of 5 marks to a chaplain celebrating in the church of Tuxford and 3s. 11 1/2d. to John de Bekeryng.
Laxton. A messuage, a ruined dovecot, a carucate of land, 26a. meadow, a moiety of 2 woods, a windmill, 39s. 1d. rent of free tenants, 20s. rent of bondmen, 30s. rent of tenants for life, 5 marks rent of tenants at will, and pleas &c. of court worth 5s. yearly, held of Adam de [Everyng]ham by service of 1/2d. yearly, and charged with 18d. yearly to the master of the hospital of Ossyngton, 1/2lb. cummin yearly to the lord of Egmanton, 12d. yearly to the lord of Knesale, and a quarter of wheat yearly, worth 4s., to a perpetual chaplain celebrating in the church of Laxton.
Le Morhous. 29s. 5d rent of free tenants, and 1lb. pepper, held of Adam de Everyngham by service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee and by homage and fealty.
Allerton. A moiety of a watermill, worth only 2s. a year because no one is bound to do suit thereat, and 18s. 2d. rent of free tenants, held of John Fitz William by homage and fealty.
Eton. 6a. meadow, held of Robert de Wolreton by fealty.
Carlton. 2 1/2a. meadow, held of John de Sutton by fealty.
Hoghton. A messuage and a moiety of a carucate of land, held of Nicholas Monbocher by service of a rose yearly.
Elkesleye. 13s. 4d. rent of tenants for life, held of the abbot of Rufford, service not known.
Grymeston. 44s. 7 1/2d. rent of free tenants, held of Hugh Hastyng’ by service of a rose yearly, and charged with a payment of 4d. yearly to the master of the hospital of Ossynton.
Welhagh. 21s. 4d. rent of tenants for life, held of Hugh Hastyng’ by service of 10 1/2d. yearly.
Kirketon and Walesby. 13d. rent of free tenants, held of the abbot of Rufford, service not known.
Ratford. 23s. in the town, held of the king in chief by fee-farm as a free burgage.
Wellum Morhous. 8s. rent, held of the earl of Pembroke, as of the soke of Oswardbec, by fealty; and this rent is divisible among the heirs male of the deceased, to wit, his sons Thomas and John, by the custom of the said soke.
Stretton. 2 1/2a. land, held of the same earl, as of the same soke, by service of 2d. yearly, divisible as above.
Fenton. 2s. rent, held of the same earl, as of the same soke, by fealty and service of 4d. yearly, divisible as above.
Littelburgh. 11s. rent from a cottage, a common oven, a bovate of land and a twentieth part of a ferry over the river Trent, held of the same earl, as of the same soke, by fealty, and divisible as above.
Skeggeby. A garden with croft, a dovecot, a plot of land called ‘Scrathaw,’ 8a. meadow, a windmill and 8l. rent of tenants at will, held of John Fitz William by homage and fealty and ‘wardfee,’ and charged with yearly payments of 5 marks to Richard de Kirketon, chaplain, for life, and 20s. to William de Hakenthorp for life, by grant of the deceased.
Egmanton. A messuage, a dovecot, a windmill, 138a. land, 22a. meadow and 11l. 16s. 7 1/2d. rent of free tenants, held jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by gift of Richard de Pensax and John Bartilmew.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 9 March last. Thomas his son, aged 5 1/2 years at the feast of St. Gregory last, is his heir.
Commission to Robert de Morton, Richard de Pensax and John Wheteleye in the counties of York and Nottingham in the terms of a writ of diem clausit extremum. 30 April, 35 Edward III.
Extent headed:
“By virtue of this commission we have taken into the king’s hand all the lands and tenements whereof John de Lungevilers died seised in his demesne as of fee in the counties of Nottingham and York, and the remainder of the execution of this commission appears in the extents sewn to the said commission.”
YORK. Extent made before Robert de Morton and John de Wheteley at Bautre, Sunday after Ascension day, 35 Edward III.
The deceased was seised of:—
Gergrave. The manor, which, long after his marriage to Elizabeth his wife, he demised to John de Pudsay for life at a yearly rent of 100s. as it is believed, but the jurors know not for certain. On his death this rent descended to Thomas, his son and heir. The manor was held of Thomas de Musgrave, knight, by service of 1lb. pepper and by suit of court every three weeks at the manor of Skypton.
Armeleye. 6s. rent of free tenants, 3 messuages, 3 tofts and 3 bovates of land in the hands of tenants at will rendering 32s. 6d. yearly, held of Robert de Nevill, as of the manor of Farneley, services not known.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 13 March last. Thomas his son, aged 5 1/2 years at the time of his father’s death, is his heir.
NOTTINGHAM. Extent made before Robert de Morton, Richard de Pensax and John de Whetley at Retford, Saturday after Ascension day, 35 Edward III (much defaced and stained with gall).
Tuxford. A third part of the manor (extent given), held of the king in chief, by service of a third part of half a knight’s fee, in conjunction with John de Bekeryng, Richard de …, knight, Thomas de Meryng and Edward Louftoft, parceners of the other two parts of the manor. There is a weekly market on Monday and a yearly fair on the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. Charges as in the preceding Nottingham inquisition; the rent of 3s. 11 1/2d. to John de Bekeryng is from certain tofts &c. in the extent.
Laxton. A messuage, a ruined dovecot, a carucate and a half of land, 26 1/2a. meadow, a watermill, a moiety of two small pieces of woodland, 39s. 1d. rent of free tenants, rent of 24 tenants holding 24 (?) messuages and 2 1/2 bovates, 18 tenants of 18 cottages, rent from 15 bovates and 15 cottages …, and pleas of court with a leet for all tenants and residents held twice a year viz: after Easter and after Michaelmas; held of Adam de Everyngham, knight, by service of 1/2d. yearly, except a plot of meadow which is held of the master of [the hospital of] Ossyngton by service of 18d., and plots of land held respectively of William de Everyngham, knight, by service of 1/2lb. cummin, and the earl of Northampton by service of 12d. The whole has been charged time out of mind with a quarter of wheat yearly to a chaplain in the church of Laxton.
Laxton Morhous. 25s. 1d. rent and a rent of 1lb. pepper, and 2 tenants at will holding 2 tofts, an acre of land and a plot of meadow at a rent of 2s., held of Adam de Everyngham in chief by homage and fealty and the service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee.
Skegby. A garden with croft, a dovecot, a windmill, a plot of land called ‘Scrathagh land,’ 8a. meadow, 24 messuages and 40 bovates of land in the hands of tenants at will, a small plot of woodland called ‘Scrathagh,’ and a several pasture called ‘le Longhegg,’ held of John Fitz William, knight, by homage and fealty and a service called ‘wardfe.’ After his marriage to Elizabeth, his wife, the deceased granted to Richard de Kercketon, chaplain, 5 marks yearly for life, and to William de Hacunthorp 20s. yearly for life, out of the premises.
Hoghton. A messuage, a moiety of a carucate of land, 10a. meadow, 7 cottages held in fee, and a watermill and a fulling-mill on the river Ydell, held for life of the gift of Isabel de Chaunse, with reversion to Nicholas Monbocher, kinsman and heir of the said Isabel, a minor in the king’s wardship. All the premises are held of the said Nicholas Monbocher by service of a rose, and charged with 2d. yearly to the vicar of Walesby.
Allerton. A moiety of a watermill, worth 2s. yearly and no more because no one is bound to do suit at it, and 26s. 10d. rent of free tenants, held of John Fitz William in chief by homage and fealty.
Little Drayton, 1a. 1 1/3r. meadow, held of John Fitz William in chief, service not known.
Eton. 6a. meadow, held of Robert de Wolryngton, service not known.
Carleton. 2 1/2a. meadow, held of John de Sutton by fealty only.
Elkesley. 3 tenants at will paying 13s. 4d. yearly for 2 bovates of land, held of the abbot of Rufford in chief, service not known.
Grymston. 24s. 7 1/2d. rent, and 3 cottages and 3 bovates of land in the hands of tenants at will, held of Hugh de Hastynges in chief by service of a rose yearly, and charged with 4d. yearly to the master of the hospital of Ossington.
Welhagh. 3 1/2 cottages in the hands of tenants at will rendering 13s. 4d., and 4 1/4 cottages in the hands of tenants at will rendering 8s., held of Hugh Hastings by service of 3s. 3d. yearly and suit of court every three weeks.
Kercketon and Walesby. 13d. rent of free tenants, held in chief of the abbot of Rufford, service not known; and 33s. yearly rent in Grymston, Welhagh, Kercketon and Walesby, held for life by demise of Isabel de Chaunse, with reversion to Nicholas Monbocher, kinsman and heir of the said Isabel, a minor in the king’s wardship.
Retford. 23s. 4d. rent, held of the king in chief by fee-farm.
Wellum Morhous. 4 cottages in the hands of tenants at will paying 8s. yearly, held of the earl of Pembroke, as of his soke of Oswalbek, by fealty only. They are divisible between the heirs male of the deceased, to wit, his sons Thomas and John, by the custom of the soke.
Stretton. 2 1/2a. meadow, held in chief of the earl, as above, by service of 2 1/2d., and divisible as above.
Fenton. A cottage, held of the earl, as above, by fealty and service of 4d., and divisible as above.
Littelburgh. 3 cottages, and also a cottage, a common oven and a twentieth part of a ferry over the river Trent, held of the earl as above by fealty, and divisible as above.
Egmanton. A messuage, a dovecote, a windmill, 2 carucates of arable land, 22a. meadow and 12l. 7 1/2d. rent, held jointly with Elizabeth, his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies, of the grant of Richard de Pensax and John Bartilmew, vicar of Tuxford, of the lord de Moubray by homage and fealty.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 12 March last. Thomas his son, aged 5 1/2 years at the time of his death, is his heir.
Summary (undated) of the extents made before the commissioners, shewing a division into three equal parts.
C. Edw. III. File 160. (4.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 18. (17.) (Notts.)