Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 161

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M. C. B. Dawes. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 161", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 11, Edward III, (London, 1935) 92-127. British History Online, accessed May 25, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol11/pp92-127.

Dawes, M. C. B.. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 161", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 11, Edward III, (London, 1935). 92-127. British History Online. Web. 25 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol11/pp92-127.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 161

118. HENRY DUKE OF LANCASTER.
Writ, Wyndesore, 25 March, 35 Edward III.
LEICESTER. Inq. taken at Leycestre, Saturday after St. George, 35 Edward III.
Leycestre. The castle, manor and honor, held of the king in chief. The manor (extent given) includes 8l. sterling from perquisites of ‘portmonnesmot,’ 106s. 8d. from perquisites of views of frankpledge of the town, 100s. from the assize of ale, 40s. from butchers’ stalls, 10s. from rents of booths (seldarum) in the market, a watermill charged with 100s. yearly to Master Nicholas le Cok, a windmill, and a wood called ‘le Frith.’
Hynkeleye. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief as parcel of the above honor. The extent includes 4s. from perquisites of halimotes and the reversion of a plot called the Castle and a carucate of land after the death of Joan Hastinges and John, her son. The manor is charged with a yearly rent of 10 marks to Richard de Schelton, knight, for life.
Schelton. The manor (extent given). The extent includes agistments in Tolou park and 3s. 4d. from perquisites of halimotes. The manor is charged with 10l. yearly for life to Peter de Melborne, 8l. yearly for life to John Marreys, 40s. yearly for life to Nicholas Spicer, 30s. yearly for life to Robert Porter, 13s. 4d. yearly for life to Hugh Cok, 13s. 4d. yearly for life to Richard Cartere, and 100s. [yearly] for life to John de Claybroke.
Hynkeley. The manor is also charged with 10 marks yearly for life to John de Hastinges and 20s. yearly for life to William de Stillinton.
Leycestre. The manor is charged with 30s. yearly for life to William Squiler, 30s. 5d. yearly for life to Beatrice, recluse there, 100s. yearly for life to Adam de Derby, 30s. yearly for life to William Fauconer, 26s. 8d. yearly for life to John Knotting, 5 marks yearly for life to William de Isham, clerk, 40s. yearly for life to John Hastinges, 9l. [yearly] for ever to the prior of Ware, 7l. 19s. 1 1/2d. yearly to the brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard and their successors, 6l. [yearly] to the abbot of Leycestre and his successors, 10s. yearly to the canons of St. Mary de Castro, 10s. yearly for ever to the master and brethren of Burton Lazars, 10s. yearly for ever to the nuns of Wroxale, 6s. 8d. [yearly] to the prior of Oselescroft, and 101s. 8d. yearly to the abbess of Préaux (de Pratellis) in Normandy.
Schelton. The manor is also charged with 62s. 2d. yearly to Walter de Legh for life.
Dersford. The manor (extent given). The extent includes 3s. from perquisites of halimotes, 10s. from herbage of a garden and of ‘les Leyes’ called ‘le Grete,’ and 30s. from the farm of a watermill. The manor is charged with 100s. yearly to John Haward, receiver, for life, 20s. yearly to Simon del Halle for life, 30s. yearly to Richard de Cravene for life, and 5 marks yearly to Walter de Irland for life.
There are in the county four views of frankpledge in the bailiwick of Selby, four in that of Carleton, and two in that of Schulton. There are also two views yearly at Dersford, and two at Hynkeley. Of all these the duke died seised.
He died on Tuesday before the Annunciation last. Maud and Blanche his daughters, aged respectively 22 years and more and 19 years and more, are his heirs.
WARWICK. Inq. taken at Kelnyngworth, Tuesday before St. George, 35 Edward III.
Keneluuorth. The castle and manor (extent given), held in demesne as of fee. The extent contains the names of the following tenants for life:—Nicholas Forcer and Margaret his wife, William de Stillinton, Richard Charreour, Roger Corour and Robert de la Fermerie. There are two watermills and an enclosed park.
Asthull. 8 marks rent from a manor so called, demised for that sum to Nicholas Percy for life, the reversion of the manor belonging to the duke; tenure of the manor not known.
Wotton. 4 marks rent, the reversion of 5 marks rent held for life by John Fauconer, and two views of frankpledge; held of John de Clynton, service not known.
Shirevesleye. 50s. rent, tenure and service unknown.
Baddeslegh. 5 marks rent of demesne lands and meadows let at farm for that sum, and 16s. rent of free tenants, held of John de Conyngesby by service of 8d. yearly and suit at his two courts.
Lappeuuorth. 10s. rent.
Bringkelowe. Two views yearly.
Mershton Botiler. Two views of frankpledge.
Ilmedon. Two views of frankpledge.
Date of death and heirs as above.
DORSET. Inq. (indented) (fn. 1) taken at Blaneford, Saturday the eve of Holy Trinity, 35 Edward III.
Kyngeston Lacy. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
[Winterborn Minster]. 77s. 3d. rent.
Wymbourne Holt. [The chace].
Baddebury. The hundred, held of the king in chief …
Shapwyk. The manor (extent illegible), held of the king in chief …
[Maiden Neuton. The hundred].
The manor of Kyngeston is charged with life annuities to John de Bokelond, knight, Thomas de Bokelond (6l. 13s. 4d.), John Codeford and Isabel his wife, Robert le Couk (26s. 8d. and 5 quarters of wheat), Thomas Caundeler (1 quarter of barley worth 3s.), John de Rochesfote (10l.), and others (illegible).
He died on Tuesday before the Annunciation last. His daughter [Maud] aged 23, married to William duke of Seland, and Blanche, aged 18 and more, married to John earl of Richmond, the king’s son, are his heirs.
Writ, 25 March, 35 Edward III.
OXFORD. Inq. made at Oxford, 19 May, 35 Edward III.
He held no lands &c. in the county.
He died on Tuesday before the Annunciation last. His daughters Blanche, aged 21 years and more, married to John earl of Richmond, and Maud, aged 26 years and more, married to William duke of Holland, are his heirs.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. (fn. 2) made at Winchester, Monday the feast of St. Petronilla, 35 Edward III.
Kynges Sombourne. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service. The extent includes a wood called ‘Pernholte’ of 200a., in which the duke had free chace by the king’s grant. Thomas de Mussenden, lord of Farle, and his tenants, and the lord of Elleden and his tenants, and all tenants of the town of Kynges Sombourne, ought to have common in that wood for their beasts all the year round, and the prior of Motesfonte and Walter Haywode and Joan his wife and their heirs ought to have ‘housbote’ and ‘heybote’ there all the year round, and ought not to pay pannage or agistment for common there. There is also a several wood called ‘la Londe’ of 10a., 20a. several wood in ‘la Northparke,’ a park called ‘Hompark’ containing 20a. wood and 32 1/2a. meadow and 160a. pasture, in which the prior and Walter and Joan abovenamed are quit of pannage. Also there are agistments of beasts on ‘Attenhow’ and ‘la Moure,’ of which the aforesaid prior and Walter are quit, pasture at Staunden, 10 cheeses from Farlee for the common of Pernholte, rent of tenants at will at Elleden and Hulde for common in Pernholte, and a fishery. The bailiff of the hundred shall come with 99 men at least of the tenants late of Andrew Payn of the tithings of Tymbrebury, Farle, Compton and Hoghton, Little Sombourne and Upsombourne for one day in autumn, and reap corn at the costs of the lord, to wit, one repast. If they are summoned and do not do it they are amerced. The townships of Farle and Elleden owe ploughing services for common in Pernholte. Everyone having or claiming common in Pernholte shall give a hen at Christmas and 5 eggs at Easter, and shall find a man to hoe and a man to reap until noon without food, and, if for the whole day, at the lord’s food. The bedelry, which used to pay 60s. yearly to the duke, has been granted by the duke to Philip de Popham, knight, for life, without rent. There is also a rent of avowry (advocar’) of 4d. payable at Michaelmas, and pleas &c. of hundred and halemote worth 18l. yearly. Francus en Hale, knight, has a yearly pension of 20l. for life out of the manor by deed of the duke, Philip de Popham of 10l., Thomas de la … of 10l., Thomas S[olle] of 100s., and Edith de Wynton of 5 marks. Henry de Bradeweye has in the manor 4[s. rent] for a croft called ‘Chalfcroft.’
Stokbrigg. The town, in which there are rents of 106s. 3d. for burgages and plots adjacent, a court worth 53s. yearly, and the farm of the toll demised of old to the burgesses for 20s. yearly. Thomas Haket has a yearly pension of 40s. for life out of this by deed of the duke.
Langestoke. Hugh Camoys, knight, holds the manor for life by demise of the duke, to whose heirs the reversion belongs.
Wynchfeld by Odyham. Francus de Hale, knight, similarly holds this manor for life.
Hertele. Stephen de Cosyngton, knight, similarly holds this manor for life.
The duke held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heirs as last above.
WILTS. Inq. made at Colingbourn, 4 May, 35 Edward III.
Colingbourn. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service. The extent includes two tenants called ‘monendayesmen.’
Everle. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service. The extent mentions a park with deer, and a rabbit warren (conicular’).
Lavynton. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service and let at farm to the tenants of the town there for 13l. 6s. 8d. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heirs as last above.
BERKS. Inq. made at Hungerford, 12 May, 35 Edward III.
Est Garston. The manor (extent given, including a watermill and a horse-mill), held of the king in chief by knight’s service, (fn. 3) and charged with a yearly rent of 20 marks to Nicholas Pouere for life. (fn. 3)
Poghele. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Hungerford. 50s. rent, held of the king in chief by knight’s service, a park with deer, the court of Hungerford, and the court of the fair and market with the tolls. The parker’s wages are 45s. 6d. Thomas de la Ryvere holds 2 watermills for life by demise of the duke, the reversion of which belongs to the duke’s heirs.
Sandon. Rents of 4l. 9s. 2d. and 1lb. of pepper, held of the king in chief by knight’s service, 13a. meadow, and pleas &c. of court worth 5s.
Kentebury. Two plots of meadow, held of the prioress of Nonne Eton, service not stated.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heirs as last above.
Writ, 25 March, 35 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. taken at Melburn, 4 May, 35 Edward III.
Melburn. The castle and manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of a barony. The following field and place names occur in the extent:—le Oxlesewe, le Heye, le Bencheparrok, Trentford, le Feldyngbrugge, Russhegrenes, le Hok by Littelmedewebrok, le Hallefeld, Carreweye, le Oldefisshepol, Shallohed and Hervestwellefield. A custom called ‘thisteltak’ is payable at Michaelmas. The duke gave to Ingram Fauconer, constable of Melburn castle, a yearly rent of 10l. for life, to Amice wife of the said Ingram 5 marks yearly for life, to be increased to 10 marks after her husband’s death should she survive him, to John le Fauconer 5 marks for life, to Alice late the wife of Thomas le Beek a pasture called ‘Thornyholm’ for life, and to William le Synger of Weston a pasture called ‘le Hassokes’ with ‘le Puttes’ for life. There is a custom called ‘tolpottes.’
He held no other lands in the county and no knights’ fees or advowsons of churches.
He died on Tuesday before Easter last. His daughters Maud lady of Henaud, aged 21 years on the feast of St. Ambrose last, and Blanche, lady of Richmond, aged 19 years at the feast of the Annunciation last, are his heirs.
Writ, 25 March, 35 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, Saturday after St. George, 35 Edward III.
Pontefract. The castle, town, and honor (extent given), held in form following, to wit:—Edward I held the same in fee simple by the surrender of Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, together with the reversion of the lands thereof held in dower by Alesia de Lacy, mother of the said earl, and gave the whole by his charter to the said earl and the heirs of his body, with remainder to Edmund brother of Edward I and the heirs of his body, and with reversion to the king. The earl died seised thereof, and after his death Alesia, his daughter and heir, had entry and held the premises during her life. On her death without heir of her body the whole remained to Henry late duke of Lancaster (the deceased), son of Henry son of the aforesaid Edmund, as Edmund’s heir; and he died seised thereof. The castle, town and honor are held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of 4 knights’ fees.
Slaykeburn in Bouland. The manor (extent given), with the forest and chace, held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by homage and fealty and service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Snayth. The manor with the soke (extent given), held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by homage and fealty and service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
The reversions of these two manors &c. after the death of Alesia, mother of Henry de Lacy, were granted as above by Edward I and followed the same devolution.
Pikering. The castle and town (extent given), with the manor of Scalby and the park and forest of Pikering belonging to the said castle, and the manors of Hoby and Esingwold, held of the king in chief, as of the crown, service not known. These Henry III gave to Edmund his son and the heirs of his body. After Edmund’s death Thomas earl of Lancaster, his son, had entry, and on the death of Thomas without heir of his body the premises descended to Henry son of the aforesaid Edmund as his brother and heir. From Henry they descended to Henry duke of Lancaster (the deceased), his son and heir.
Pontefract. The extent includes a garden in the outer ward of the castle, the profits of which belong by ancient custom to the constable. The farm of the town, with the tolls of the markets and fair, an oven, the assize of bread and ale, the profits of the court of burgesses, and rents of burgages in the town, were demised by the duke for a term of years for 80l. a year payable half yearly.
Members of Pontefract:—
Bradeford. The extent includes a watermill and a fulling-mill, a market and fair, rents at Bradeford, Stanbiry and Manyngham, the herbage of Bradefordbank and Rohagh, and a court with the profits of two sheriff’s tourns there.
Almanbiry. The extent includes 3s. of rent of dyers, a market and fair, a fishery in the water of Coolne, and a court with the profits of two tourns there.
Ledes. The extent includes pannage of swine called ‘thisteltak,’ a watermill, rents of burgesses, an oven, a market and a fair, a fulling-mill, a fishery in the water of Ayr, and a court with the profits of two sheriff’s tourns there.
Berewik. The extent includes rents at Berewik, Barnbogh and Wodehous, farms of a chief messuage at Poterton, the two watermills of Hillum, and the mill of Saxton, and a court.
Roundhaye. The extent includes a rent in Secroft, 4 bovates of land in Thornere, agistments in Secroft, the farm of a marl-pit (marlere), and a court.
Scoles. The extent includes the farm of the place called ‘Thurstonshagh,’ the farm of lands in Spitellegh, Manston, Suarderodeflat, Smethecroft, Rodefeld, Impeyherdeflat, Grymesdiche and Mikelrug, and a windmill.
Kypax. The extent (partly illegible) includes works by the commonalty (operibus comunitatis) of the town of Ledeston and a court.
Allerton. The extent includes pasture ‘del Ker,’ a fishery in the water of Ayr, a ferry there, and a court.
Rothewell. The extent includes the farms of a pasture called ‘Knousthorp stener,’ the watermill of Flete, a windmill and a fishery in the water of Ayr, and tenants in Wridelesford and a court.
Altoftes. The extent includes the farm of a fishery in the water of Keldre and a court.
Warnefeld. The extent includes the farms of herbage in Allershagh, a bovate of land in Crofton, 3a. meadow in ‘le Milndam,’ a windmill, and a fishery in the water of Keldre.
Akeworth. The extent includes a windmill and a court.
Elmesale. The extent includes rents of tenants in Elmesale, Kirkeby and Mensthorp with a piece of waste in South Elmesale, the farm of a pasture called ‘Oxpasture,’ the farm of a chief messuage in Kirkeby, the herbage of the ‘Coteyerd’ and Ellerker, the farm of an acre of meadow at Northcroft and a windmill, and a court.
Camesale. The extent includes a several pasture in Balnhek and Hargincroft with agistments in Bernesdale and a windmill there, a garden called ‘le Westyerd,’ and a court.
Ouston. The extent includes pasture of Hosuerehirst (?) and a piece of meadow called ‘Godesthirne,’ a windmill and a court.
Tanshelf. The extent includes demesne in Carleton, two watermills at Castelford, a fulling-mill there, a windmill at Tanshelf, a yearly farm from tenants of the master of the hospital of St. Nicholas in Methelay, Castelford and Hoghton for release of their share of fencing the park, tenants in Tanshelf, Carleton and Hardewyk, burgesses in Tanshelf, rents of tenants of the prior of Pontefract in Ledeston, with meadow in Castelford, and a court.
Knottyngley. The extent includes a watermill, a fulling-mill, fishery and a court.
Beghale. The extent includes herbage in Beghalker and Beghallund and a court.
He held no other manors within the honor of Pontefract.
Other appurtenances of the honor:—
Pontefract. Rents of foreign tenants and tenants of moors and assarts, rents of tenants late of the prior of Pontefract, and a free court of the honor held every three weeks.
Slaykeburn in Bouland. The extent includes the chace and forest with pastures called Brennand, Henham, Randolfbothes, Hardene, Stot cloos, le Sykes, Trowe, Batherarghes, Stapellowe and Whitlydale, the vaccaries of Harop and Netlyker, the pastures of Thornholm, Baksholfward, Sparsnere and Swythynhirst; at Roudon a park with deer, pasture in Spaldyngton Mankholes, two closes in Crombewelleholme and Baksterhaye, the pastures of Brewescholme and Birkholm, the herbage of le Eghes, Lathergryme, Barnardesclos, Nicholsheye, Wardeslegh, Hogekynheigh, Chippyngward and Benteleyclos; agistments in Graistanleye, Leekhirst, Pymleyghes and Colswaynchippyn with the pasture of Buttirfieldmyre and Crossedale; rents in Neuton; rents in Slaykburn and Hamerton with the farm of the office of serjeant there and of a fulling-mill and a watermill there, farm of the toll called ‘floretoll’ in the whole lordship of Slaykburn, and herbage in Slaykburn ward; rents in Grynlyngton and a fishery there; the herbage of the mill-dam of Salleye; the watermill of Grynlyngton and Wytton; rents in Bradeford in Bouland; and the farm of the manor of Baksholf with tenants in Mitton, Wythekill and Smythcrosdale.
Snayth. The extent of the soke includes a chief messuage in Cowyk, which is a member of the soke, with garden and demesnes, demised by the duke, with the herbage of the Estclos and the Westclos, to Richard de Snayth for life, rents &c. of freemen and sokemen in the soke, with the farm of potters (figulatores) digging clay for clay pots, the farm of 24a. 8r. land on the moors of Rouclif recovered against the abbot of Selby, the farm of the market and fair of Snayth, a fishery in the water of Ayr and the assize of bread and ale, demised by the duke to Thomas de Heseldon for life, and a court with two sheriff’s tourns.
Pykering. The extent includes the castle, worth nothing within the walls, and demesnes, rents and services there and in Middelton, rents of tenants in burgage in Pykering, the farm of two watermills, the tolls of the market and fair, the fines of sokemen and the fines of the barony in the soke of Pikering, the farm of a forge in Levesham and of a close in Fonhilwode, which belong to the castle, rents of tenants in Gotheland, Aleyntoftes and Thwayt with the farm of a mill there, rents at Bykle with the pasture of Langthwayt and Rumball, rents of assarts in Levesham and Haretoftes, and of land in the marsh of Folketon, the farm of the barbican, moat &c. (partly illegible) of the castle of Pykering, agistments in the forest, farm of 124a. meadow in Edusmerssh, rents of tenants by petty serjeanty, &c.; at Brumpton, which is of the appurtenances of the said castle, rents of tenants; a court and 30s. yearly from the halmote of Pikering.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heirs as in the Northumberland inquisition below.
The remainder of the inquisition (about a third), the greater part of which is illegible, appears to consist of an estimate of yearly outgoings, principally payments and allowances by ancient custom to the reeves and other officers of the manors &c.; among which can be read references to lighting the chapel in the castle of Pontefract and the church and chapel of St. Helen there, repairs of mills, 2s. 2d. rent to the bailiff of Skirayk wapentake for the manor of Secroft, and 6s. 8d. yearly to the dean of the chapel of Pontefract castle for farm of the windmill there: &c., &c.
(The folio Calendar contains references to Esingwolde and the manor of Credeling, but nothing about these places is now legible.)
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Dunstanburgh, 25 April, 35 Edward III.
Dunstanburgh. The castle.
Staunford. The barony with its members, as follows:—
Staunford (extent).
Emeldon. The extent includes a fishery in the river Twede called ‘Sandestele’ in the hands of tenants at will, and rents of four free tenants who render yearly 8s. 11d. for castle-guard and 4d. for cornage.
Dunstan. The extent includes five free tenants who render yearly 3s. 4d. for castle-guard and 5 1/2d. for cornage.
Burton. The extent includes pasture called ‘le Strothre’ in the hands of tenants.
Warndam. The extent includes a chief messuage called ‘le Neuland,’ a several pasture called ‘Crokelowe,’ and 6s. 8d. rent of a free tenant for castle-guard.
Shippeley. The extent includes a several pasture called ‘Baxinden,’ a water-mill, an acre called ‘Wellefordacre,’ and 2s. rent of a free tenant for castle-guard and cornage.
Crauucestre. A free tenant rendering yearly 6s. 8d. for castle-guard, 15d. for cornage and 8s. for other services.
Fenton. 6d. rent of a free tenant.
Neuton on the Moor. Two free tenants rendering 16s. yearly for castle-guard.
Cartyngton. 5s. rent of a free tenant.
There is within the barony of Dunstanburgh and Staunford a custom ‘thwertnaypeny’ which is current (currit) twice in seven years and renders 28s. at Michaelmas when it occurs.
The duke held no other lands or tenements in demesne as of fee in the county except services of tenants by homage, about which the jurors know nothing.
He died on 23 March last. He had two daughters of his body lawfully begotten, to wit, Maud the elder and Blanche the younger. The former is married to William duke of Seland, and has dwelt with him in parts beyond the sea without returning to England, for which reason the jurors do not know whether she is living or has a living heir of her body or not. Blanche is the duke’s heir apparent and recognized, aged 18 years and more, and is married to Sir John of Gaunt (de Gandavo), earl of Richmond.
Robert Bertram, knight, holds for life by the duke’s grant a yearly pension of 20l. for the office of being steward and constable of Dunstanburgh castle, and another life pension of 66l. 13s. 4d. by the hands of the bailiff and receiver of the barony, as they understand, and he enjoyed them until the duke’s death.
Commission to Henry Haydok, king’s clerk, and John Cokayn in the duchy of Lancaster, in the form of a writ of diem clausit extremum, with the addition that they are to keep the lands &c. late of the duke for the use of John earl of Richmond, to whom the king has committed the custody thereof. 25 March, 35 Edward III. By letter of secret seal.
LANCASTER. Inq. taken at Lancaster, 28 April, 35 Edward III.
Lancaster. The castle and honor, including perquisites of the county held every six weeks, and also:—
West Derbyshire. The king’s bailiwick, which came into the hand of Henry earl of Lancaster, the duke’s father, as an escheat after the death of John de Radclif, a bastard, and is held for life by Henry de Chatherton by grant of the duke.
Lonesdale. Pleas and perquisites of the wapentake.
Lancaster. The fee-farm of the burgesses and escheats.
Lone. A fishery in the river, by Presthwait.
Overton. The manor.
Slyne. The town.
Skerton. The town.
Lonesdale. Rents of free tenants of the wapentake.
Quernemore. The herbage of the park, with the herbage of the foreign wood there.
Wiresdale, Blesdale, Caldre and Grisedale. The vaccaries.
Amundernesse. Pleas &c. of the wapentake, rent of free tenants of the same, with the farm of Ingol.
[Preston. The town.]
Syngleton. The town.
Riggeby. The town, with ‘le Wraa.’
Hydepark.
Cadilegh. The reversion of a piece of land so called, held by Laurence Travers and the heirs of his body, with the agistment of the wood of Fulwode.
Little Cadilegh. The hay so called.
Kilanshalgh. A plot held for life by Roger de Etheleston with right of (?) pasture in Fullewode.
Mirescogh. Herbage of the park, and of the foreign wood; 28a. land in the park, held by Richard de Shirburn, knight, to him and the heirs of his body, by charter of Thomas late earl of Lancaster.
Miggehalgh. A plot so called, held by Ralph de Croston.
Baggerburgh. A plot so called, held by William de Holand for life by deed of the duke.
Clidrehou. The duke also died seised of the castle of Clidrehou, with the following manors, towns, lands and tenements and chaces in Blakeburneshire and elsewhere in co. Lancaster, of the inheritance of Henry earl of Lincoln:—
Blakeburneshire. The wapentake, as in the fee-farm of the town of Clidrehou.
Ightenhull. The manor.
Colne. The manor.
Worston. The town.
Penhulton. The town.
Chatteburn. The town.
Acrynton and Huncotes. The town.
Haselyngden. The town.
Penhull. The chace.
Troweden. The chace.
Rossendale with Acrynton. The chace.
Totynton. The manor.
Hoddes[den]. The wood.
Rachedale. The manor.
Penw[ort]ham. The manor.
Wydnes. The manor.
Ulneswalton. The manor.
Eccleston and Leylond. A moiety of the towns.
Lyverpull. The castle, and the manors of Westderby and Salford. The duke was also seised of these, [and gave them to John bishop of Lincoln, Richard earl of (fn. 4) ] Arundel, Robert de la Mare, knight, John de Buklond, knight, John de Charneles, Walter Power, Simon [Symeon (fn. 4) ] and John de Neumarche, by his charter and by a fine, as the jury understand.
Horneby. The castle and manor, which the duke held to him and his heirs for the life of Robert de Nevill, knight, by the demise of the said Robert.
Weryngton and Laton. The manors, which the duke held for the life of William le Botiller, knight, by the demise of Richard de Wynewyk brother and heir of John de Wynewyk, to whom the said William demised them for that term.
The castle of Lyverpull, the manors of Westderby and Salford, the castle and manor of Horneby, and the manors of Weryngton and Laton, are held of the king by knight’s service.
The duke held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Tuesday before Easter last. Maud, wife of duke William, aged 22 years, and Blanche, wife of the earl of Richmond, aged 18 years, are his heirs.
Writ, 25 March, 35 Edward III.
HUNTINGDON. Inq. taken at St. Neots, 6 April, 35 Edward III.
Huntingdon. The town was granted to the men thereof by the king’s progenitors for a yearly fee-farm of 79l.
Gumecestre. The town was similarly granted for a fee-farm of 120l.
Of these the fee-farm of Gumecestre and 63l. 4s. of the fee-farm of Huntingdon were given by the king’s progenitors to the progenitors of the deceased duke and their heirs.
He held no other lands &c. in the bailiwick.
He died on 20 March last. Maud and Blanche his daughters, both of full age, are his heirs.
Writ, Wyndesore, 25 March, 35 Edward III.
RUTLAND. Inq. made at Okham, 15 April, 35 Edward III.
Ty. Two views of frankpledge, parcel of the honor of Leicester, which honor is held of the king in chief by barony, as of the crown.
Great Castreton. Two views of frankpledge, parcel of the honor of Lancaster, which is held of the king in chief by barony, as of the crown.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Tuesday before Easter last. His daughters Maud, aged 20 years, married to duke William, and Blanche, aged 17 years and more, married to John earl of Richmond, are his heirs.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Norhampton, 10 April, 35 Edward III.
He held no manors &c. of the king in chief.
Hegham Ferrers. The manor, with the towns of Raundes, Russheden and Irchestre and the hundred of Hegham Ferers, parcel of the honor of Tuttebury, which is held of the king in chief by barony, as of the crown, was given by the deceased duke before his death to Richard earl of Arundel, John bishop of Lincoln and others by charter with the king’s licence, to hold in a certain form.
Daventre. The manor and town, held of others than the king, was also given as above.
Est Haddon. Two views of frankpledge.
Helmynden. Two views of frankpledge and a court.
Lilleburn. Two views of frankpledge.
The said views are parcel of the barony of Est Haddon and Helmynden, which are parcel of the honor of Leicester.
Doddeford. Two views of frankpledge, parcel of the honor of Leicester.
Wedon Beke. Two views of frankpledge, parcel of the same honor, the profits of which the prior of Okeburn receives from of old.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heirs as last above, Maud said to be 18 years of age, and Blanche 16 years and more.
Writ, Wyndesore, 25 March, 35 Edward III.
SURREY. Inq. (indented) taken at Kyngeston on Thames, 4 May, 35 Edward III.
Ewelle. A tenement called ‘Bertegrave,’ held of the king in chief, service not known.
He held no other lands in the county, and no knights’ fees or advowsons.
He died on Tuesday before Easter last. His daughters Maud, aged 21 years, married to William duke of Bavers, and Blanche, aged 19 years, married to John earl of Richmond, are his heirs.
MIDDLESEX. Inq. (indented) taken at the church of St. Mary atte Stronde without the Bar, London, 4 May, 35 Edward III.
Parish of St. Clement without the Bar. A messuage called ‘Savoye,’ held of the king in chief, service not known, with 9 shops parcel thereof; and 16s. 6d. rent of free tenants, held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Leicester, service not known.
He held no other lands &c. and no knights’ fees or advowsons in the county.
Date of death and heirs as last above.
Writ, Wyndesore, 25 March, 35 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Horncastre, 8 April, 35 Edward III.
The duke held of the king in chief 14 knights’ fees belonging to the castle of Lancastre, which was the duke’s in fee, and each fee pays 10s. yearly for ward of that castle.
There is also a court called ‘rerecounty’ (retrocomitatus), the profits of which are worth 20s. yearly.
The duke held no other lands &c. in demesne or service in the county.
He died on 23 March last. He had a daughter Blanche, aged 18 years and more, married to John earl of Richmond, and another, Maud, aged 20 years and more, married to William duke of Holland, but whether the latter is alive or has issue the jurors know not; but she, if alive, or her issue if she is dead, and the said Blanche, are his heirs.
Writ, Wyndesore, 25 March, 35 Edward III.
STAFFORD. Inq. taken at Newcastle under Lyme, 6 May, 35 Edward III.
Newcastle under Lyme. The manor, to wit, a castle and borough, with its members of Penkhull, Clayton, Sheprugge, Wolstanton and Shelton (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of a barony. The borough is let at farm to the burgesses for 10l. yearly.
The extent includes 3 water-mills in Newcastle farmed by the burgesses for 40l., a coal mine in Shelton, a ferry in ‘la Mere,’ a pasture in Sheprugge called ‘Lyme,’ 24a. meadow in Wolstanton, a meadow called ‘Kyngesmedewe’ (in Wolstanton ?), a custom called ‘frithborwesulver’ in Penkhull, Clayton, Sheprugge, Wolstanton and Shelton, and a little wood called ‘le Clif’ in Newcastle.
Stoke and Wolstanton. The advowsons of the churches, in the town of Newcastle.
Bradenop. A court.
The duke held no other fees or advowsons.
Long before his death he alienated the honor of Tuttebury by a fine with the king’s licence to Richard earl of Arundel, John bishop of Lincoln, Robert de la Mare, knight, John Bokelond, knight, John Charnels, clerk, Walter Power, Simon Simeon and John de Newemarche.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Tuesday before Easter last. His daughters Maud lady of Henaud, aged 21 years on the feast of St. Ambrose last, and Blanche lady of Richmond, aged 19 years on the feast of the Annunciation last, are his heirs.
Writ, 25 March, 35 Edward III.
HEREFORD AND THE MARCH OF WALES. Inq. (indented) taken at Hereford, 12 May, 35 Edward III.
[MONMOUTH] Momemuth (sic). The castle, town and lordship, held of the king in chief.
Grosmont (de Grosso Monte). The castle and lordship, held of the king in chief.
Skenfrith. The castle and lordship, held of the king in chief.
Whitecastle (Album Castrum). The castle and lordship, held of the king in chief.
All the above are held by knight’s service.
[CARMARTHEN] Karakennyn. The castle, and the commote of Iskennyn, held of Edward prince of Wales, as parcel of the county of Kermerdyn, as of the said prince’s lordship of Kermerdyn, by knight’s service and suit to the county of Kermerdyn every month.
Kedwelly. The castle, town and lordship, held as last above.
Carnewathlan. The lordship, held as last above.
He held no other lands &c. in the bailiwick.
He died on 23 March last. Maud and Blanche his daughters, both of full age, are his heirs.
C. Edw. III. File 160. (5.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 17. (19.) (Stafford.)
HUNTINGDON. Inq. taken at Huntingdon, 12 April, 35 Edward III.
The duke held by grant of the king’s progenitors a yearly farm of 120l. formerly payable at the Exchequer of account by the men of Gumecestre, and a yearly farm of 50l. from the farm of the men of Huntingdon.
He died on 25 March last. The lady Blanche, married to the earl of Richmond, and another daughter, name not known, married to duke William, are his heirs and of full age.
E. Inq. P.M. File 17. (19.)
[GLOUCESTER] Inq. (indented) taken at Rodel’, 11 May, 35 Edward III.
Rodel’. The manor (extent given, including a weir), held of the ancient demesne of the king.
Ettolowe. Tenements worth 28s. yearly, held of the king in chief.
He died on 23 March, 35 Edward III. Maud and Blanche, his daughters, both of full age, are his heirs.
He held of no other lord there save the king.
Writ, 25 March, 35 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Mynstreworth, 8 May, 35 Edward III.
Mynstreworth. 62s. rent, 12a. meadow, a custom of common of pasture called ‘grasselver,’ and pleas of court worth 16s. 8d. yearly (tenure not stated).
Date of death and heirs as last above.
MARCH OF WALES [now MONMOUTH]. Inq. (indented) taken at Great Monemuth, 4 May, 35 Edward III.
Monemuth. The castle with the barton, 183a. 1r. land in demesne, 21l. 11 1/4d. rents, 6l. 13s. rent of the borough, 2 gardens, a meadow in demesne, 3 watermills, a market and fair, a custom called ‘casteltoul’ in the borough, a weir, and pleas &c. of court worth 15l. yearly.
Little Monemuth. The extent includes the pasture of Blakenorles.
All the above are held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Date of death and heirs as last above.
MARCH OF WALES [now CARMARTHEN]. Inq. (indented) taken at Kedwelly, 18 May, 35 Edward III.
Kedwelly. The castle, town and lordship (extent given), held of the king in chief by barony. The extent includes 8 watermills, a fulling-mill, 4 weirs, and a fair and market.
Carnewalthlan. The lordship, with the town of Lanelthy therein (extent given), held of the king in chief by barony. The extent includes 5 watermills and 3 fulling-mills in the town, a rent of 60s. every third year called great ‘commorth,’ and a market, fair, and ‘chens’.’
Kaerkennyn. The castle, and the commote of Iskenyn, held of Edward prince of Wales as parcel of the county of Kermerdyn, as of the said prince’s lordship of Kermerdyn, by knight’s service.
[now GLAMORGAN]. Ogemor. The castle and lordship, held of Edward le Despenser, lord of Glamorgan, in chief by knight’s service.
Ebboth. The manor, held of Ralph earl of Stafford by knight’s service.
Date of death and heirs as last above.
Writ, 25 March, 35 Edward III.
MARCH OF WALES [now MONMOUTH]. Inq. (indented) taken at Grosemond, 5 May, 35 Edward III (rubbed and partly illegible). The premises mentioned are the castles and bartons of Grosemond, Skenfrith and Whitecastle; and the particulars given appear to be largely identical with those given in the inquisition taken at Gloucester, 2 May, 36 Edward III, after the death of Maud late the wife of William duke of Bavaria.
GLOUCESTER, HEREFORD and the MARCH OF WALES. Inq. (indented) taken at Gloucester, 21 June, 35 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Tiburton. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Mynstreworth. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Rodleye. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
MARCH OF WALES [now MONMOUTH]. Monemouth, Groosmond, Skenfrith and Whitecastel. The castles and lordships, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
[now CARMARTHEN]. Kaerkenyn. The castle, and the commote of Iskenyn, held of Edward prince of Wales in chief by knight’s service and by doing suit to the county of Kermerdyn every month.
Kedwelly. The castle, town and lordship; and
Carnewathlan. The lordship;
both held of the same prince as parcel of the county of Kermerdyn, as of the prince’s lordship of Kermerdyn, by knight’s service and by doing suit to the county of Kermerdyn every month.
[now GLAMORGAN]. Ogemor. The castle and lordship, held of Edward le Despenser by knight’s service.
Ebboth. The manor, held of Ralph earl of Stafford by knight’s service.
Date of death and heirs as last above.
The duke held no other lands &c. in the counties and march aforesaid.
Writ, 25 March, 35 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Norwich, Saturday before Ascension day, 35 Edward III.
He held no lands &c. in the county, because long before his death he gave all his lands &c. there to John bishop of Lincoln, Richard earl of Arundel, Robert de la Mare, John de Bukelande, John Charneles, Walter Power, Simon Simeon and John de Neumarche and their heirs, by a fine levied in the king’s court with the king’s licence.
Writ, Wyndesore, 25 March, 35 Edward III.
DEVON. Inq. taken at Exeter, 20 April, 35 Edward III.
He held no lands &c. in the county.
He died on Tuesday before the Annunciation last. Blanche, aged 21 years and more, married to John earl of Richmond, and Maud, aged 26 years and more, married to William duke of Holand, his daughters, are his heirs.
Writ of certiorari as to knight’s fees and advowsons. 6 April, 35 Edward III.
Inq.taken at Bedeford, 20 April, 35 Edward III.
BUCKINGHAM. Tappelawe. Two knights’ fees.
Chalfhunte St. Peter. Two fees.
Saundresdon. One knight’s fee.
Weston Turville. Two knights’ fees and a half.
Little Broughton. Half a knight’s fee.
Penn (Penna). One fee and an eighth part of a fee.
BEDFORD. Southmulne. A fourth part of a fee.
Middelton Erneys. Half a knight’s fee.
CAMBRIDGE. Gransete. One little fee of Morteyn.
He held no advowsons in the counties of Bedford, Buckingham, Cambridge and Huntingdon.
Writ of certiorari as to knights’ fees and advowsons. 6 April, 35 Edward III.
WORCESTER. Inq. taken at Upton on Severn, 12 May, 35 Edward III.
Bruttes Morton. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Richard de Ruyhale.
He held no other fees and no advowsons in the county.
Writ of certiorari as to knights’ fees and advowsons. 6 April, 35 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Extent (indented) made at Jevele, 15 May, 35 Edward III.
Radene. One knight’s fee, held by John de Clyvedon; and two knights’ fees and a half, held by the heirs of John Sydenehampt.
Northovere. Half a knight’s fee, held by the prior of Briggewater; and half a knight’s fee, held by the heir of Roger Cammel (?).
He held no other knights’ fees and no advowsons in the county.
DORSET. Extent (indented) made at Blandford, Saturday the eve of Holy Trinity, 35 Edward III.
Shapewyk. One knight’s fee and an eighth part of a fee, held by Thomas Champayn; and a fourth part of a knight’s fee held by John Capon.
Swynetollre. Half a knight’s fee, held by the heir of Oliver de Hyngram.
Swynetollre and Mayden Nywton. One knight’s fee, held by the heir of Bartholomew de Insula.
Upsydelyng. Half a knight’s fee, held by James de Cobeham.
He held no other knights’ fees and no advowsons in the county.
Writ of certiorari as to knights’ fees and advowsons, directed to the escheator in Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. (fn. 5) 6 April, 35 Edward III.
KENT. Extent (indented) made at Rochester, 7 May, 35 Edward III.
Strode. Half a knight’s fee, held by Thomas de Grandissono of Henry de Scolond, and by him of the duke; and half a knight’s fee, held by the master of the New Work of the Blessed Mary of Strode of the said Henry de Scolond, and by him of the duke.
Godewynston. One knight’s fee, held by Thomas Chicche and his parceners.
Clyve. One knight’s fee and a half, held by Stephen de Cosynton, knight.
Hastynglegh. A moiety and a fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by John Vyncent and his parceners.
Brabourne. Half a knight’s fee, held by John Pond; and half a knight’s fee, held by the heir of the earl of Pembroke, a minor in the king’s wardship.
Chelesfeld. The manor, held by Otto de Grandissono of the duke, as the jurors understand, service not known; tenements held by Randolf Savage of the duke, service and value not known; one knight’s fee, held by William son of William de Godyngton of Andrew Dyne, and by him of the duke; one knight’s fee, held by Henry de Scolond; half a knight’s fee held by Otto de Grandissono, which Roger de Rokesle formerly held of William de Godyngton, who held it of Henry de Scolande, who held it of the duke.
Horton and Caulstok. One knight’s fee, held by Henry de Scolond.
Hasshe. Half a knight’s fee, held by John de Southassche of Peter de Grandissono, and by him of the duke.
The duke held no other knights’ fees and no advowsons in the county.
SUSSEX. Extent (indented) made at Lewes, 4 May, 35 Edward III.
Schyffeld, Little Horstede, Hyndale and Charlaxston. One knight’s fee and a half, held by Roger de Dalyngrugge.
Little Horstede. Tenements held of the duke by the prior of Lewes in frankalmoin.
Flecchynge. A fifth part of a knight’s fee, held by Thomas de Altaripa.
Chyffeld, Estgrenestede, Hothore, Hertfeld and Charlaxston. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the heir of Thomas de Sancto Mauro, a minor in the king’s wardship.
Flecchynge. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Roger de la Ware.
Claverham, Erlynton and Raketon. One knight’s fee, held by Nicholas Hereward and his heirs of John de Seyncler, and by him of the duke.
Terrynge. One knight’s fee, held by Philip Nevyle; one knight’s fee, held by John Seyncler; and one knight’s fee, held by the dean of the church of Cicestre.
Charlaxston. Half a knight’s fee, held by Joan late the wife of William de Mestede.
Westdene, Megham and Bethyngton. One knight’s fee, held by Maud de Veer countess of Oxford, daughter and one of the heirs of Bartholomew de Badelesmere.
Telton. One knight’s fee, held by the abbot of Battle.
Cheleworthe. A third part of a knight’s fee, formerly of the manor of Chyffeld in Flecchyng, held by Roger Leukenore.
Fokyngton, Wennok, Exete and Racton. Two knights’ fees, held by John le Ware.
The duke held no other knights’ fees and no advowsons in the county.
Writ of certiorari as to knights’ fees and advowsons. 6 April, 35 Edward III.
OXFORD. Inq. made at Oxford, 19 May, 35 Edward III.
Churchull. Two knights’ fees, held by John Nowers, knight.
Dene and Chalkeforde. Three parts of a knight’s fee, held by William Glapwell.
Fifhide. Half a knight’s fee, held by John Murimouth.
Chadlyngton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by John de Lysle.
Broughton and Niwenton. Three knights’ fees, held by Thomas de Broughton, knight.
Lyllingeston. Half a knight’s fee, held by Beatrice Lovel.
Bagerugge by Henle. One knight’s fee, held by John Grey of Rutherfeld.
Piriton. One fee held by the earl of Northampton.
Hasele, Thomele, and Brightwell. Three knights’ fees, held by Roger Gotesford, knight.
Shupton on Charewell. Half a knight’s fee, held by John de Baldyngton.
Blechesdon and Wighthull. Half a knight’s fee, held by Roger de Cotesford, knight.
Lynham. Half a knight’s fee, held by John Murie.
Childeston. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Robert Barbour.
Sewell by Coldenorton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the abbot of Eynesham, the abbot of Bruera, and the prior of Coldenorton.
He held no other knight’s fees and no advowsons in the county.
BERKS. Inq. taken at Hungerford, 12 May, 35 Edward III.
Fifhide. One knight’s fee, held by John Golafre, knight.
Kyngeston Bagepuis. Half a knight’s fee, held by Stephen de Kusington.
South Denchesworth. Half (?) a knight’s fee, held by Robert Corbet, knight.
Lokyng. One knight’s fee, held by William Cursom.
Cherleton by Wantyng. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by John de Sperscholte.
Staunden and Hanreth. One knight’s fee, held by Andrew Peverel, knight.
Staunford. One knight’s fee, held by Edward le Spenser, knight.
West Hildesleye. Half a knight’s fee, held by Hugh de Berewyk, knight.
Friddelesham. One knight’s fee, held by the same Hugh.
Aisshdene. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Edmund de la Besche.
Compton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Robert Daunvers.
Cherleton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Robert de Sancto Martino.
West Hildesleye. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the prior of Sandelford; and half a knight’s fee, held by Richard de Penle, knight.
Wolhampton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England.
North Standen. The advowson of the chapel.
Hungerford. The advowson of the chapel of St. John.
He held no other knights’ fees or advowsons in the county.
WILTS. Inq. taken at Salisbury, 18 May, 35 Edward III.
Choldrynton. Half a knight’s fee, held by the prior of Yvicherche.
Chitterne. Half a knight’s fee, held by Roger Cifrewast.
Elcombe. Half a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of John Lovel.
Merwedene. One knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Fulk Basset.
Wichforde. Half a knight’s fee, held by Ralph de Sancto Amando.
Herdene Huwissh. One knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Simon Cheverel, Peter Hachard, Walter Ticheburn.
Chechelawe. Half a fee, held by the heirs of Walter Pendok.
Berewyk. The manor, held for life by Robert de la Mar’ by service of a knight’s fee, the reversion belonging to the heirs of the duke.
He held no other knights’ fees and no advowsons in the county.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Winchester, Monday the feast of St. Petronilla, 35 Edward III.
Chalgton and Kateryngton with their members. One knight’s fee, held by John le Straunge.
Erleston. One knight’s fee, held by Isabel late [the wife] of Geoffrey Dunsterr.
Sombourne. Half a fee and a fourth part of a fee, held by Alice Payn.
Fifhide by Andevere. Two parts of a knight’s fee, held by Roger Norman, Hugh Cormayles, Thomas son and heir of Michael de Anne, and Ralph Daukyn.
Schaldon. Half a knight’s fee, held by Margaret Kendale.
Belanney (in Bello Aveneto). Half a fee, held by Richard de Aveneto.
Herteleye. A twentieth part of a knight’s fee, held by John de Bradelegh, Robert atte Gate and Agnes Bryan; a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, held by Agnes daughter of Richard Brian; a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, held by Thomas Conan; and a fifth part of a knight’s fee, held by Walter atte Bergh.
Langestoke. A fifth part of a knight’s fee, held by Thomas Herynghaud.
Weston. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Alice Byflet; a fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Arnold Wastheese; and a fourth part of a fee, held by Ellen late the wife of Gilbert de Staunford.
Estden. Half a knight’s fee, held by the prior of Motesfont.
Sombourne. Half a fee, held by the same prior.
Langestoke. Half a fee, held by the same prior.
Estden. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Peter de Pershutte.
He held no other fees and no advowsons in the county.
(Writ missing.)
DEVON. Extent. 35 Edward III (part of the date and finding torn away).
Donk[eswelle]. The abbot ……….. alms, and the duke of Lancaster was founder of that abbey.
Hembery. A ….. worth 20s. yearly, held of the king in chief.
Portheleg (sic, for Northeleg). An eighth part of a knight’s fee, held by the abbot of Quarr; a fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of John Marischel; a fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Richard Benet; a fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Thomas Tolewill (sic, for Colewill); and a fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the abbess of Canonleg’.
Shiliyngfford, Ferdon, Therdogis and Yvelegh. Two fees, held by John Sperk.
Coleton Ralegh. Half a fee and an eighth part of a fee, held by the heir of Chylton; a fourth part of a fee, held by the heirs of Randolf Sprygham.
Storsan (?) and Whythen. A fourth part of a fee, held by the dean and chapter of Exeter (Oxon’).
Whiston. A fourth part of a fee, held by Adam de Fenton.
Maneton. Half a fee, held by Edward Cortenay.
Hoddesworth. One knight’s fee, held by James Daudeleg’.
Prancardswyk and Southewyk. A knight’s fee and a half, held by John de Ferres; an eighth part of a fee (ibidem), (fn. 6) held by the heirs of Hermisdisworth.
Sprayton, Woresleg’, Whytesnesleg’, and Wolleg’. A knight’s fee and a half, held by Richard Talbot.
Wryxston. One fee, held by Simon atte Putte.
Godeleg. One knight’s fee, held by the prioress of Canyngton, John Deneys, John Prout; a fourth part of a knight’s fee (ibidem), (fn. 7) held by the heirs of Middelmerwod.
Kyppyngiscote. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of John de Herton; an eighth part of a knight’s fee (ibidem), (fn. 7) held by John Uppecote.
Wytherig. One fee, held by John Chidioc.
Hole and Meleford. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the abbot of Hurtelond.
Clomp Jon. Half a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Roger Prideaux.
Clist St. Laurence. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by James Vautord.
Hole, Herdelisworth and Milleford. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Randolf Beaupel.
Deaudon. One knight’s fee, held by the heirs of John Malet.
Bordemiliston. One fee, held by the heirs of William Passeleu, the heirs of William Bussel, and Thomas Sapplesleg’.
Yow. One knight’s fee, held by Simon Hody.
Throdogis. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of John Dancy.
Hegelond. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by John Welston; a fourth part of a knight’s fee (ibidem), (fn. 7) held by Robert Brodenynet.
Heanok. One knight’s fee, held by Walter Dymoyk.
He held no other knights’ fees and no advowsons in the county.
He died on Tuesday before the Annunciation last. Blanche, aged 21 years and more, married to John earl of Richmond, and Maud, aged 26 years and more, married to William duke of Holand, his daughters, are his heirs.
Writ of certiorari as to knights’ fees and advowsons to the escheator in Salop and Stafford and the march of Wales. 6 April, 35 Edward III.
(No inquisition.)
Writ of certiorari as to knights’ fees and advowsons. 6 April, 35 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER, HEREFORD AND THE MARCH OF WALES. Inq. made at Monemuth, Monday before St. Barnabas, 35 Edward III.
[MONMOUTH] Landingat. One knight’s fee, held by Reynold de Grey.
GLOUCESTER. Longehope. One knight’s fee, held by Gilbert Talbot.
Dounameneye. One knight’s fee, held by Peter de Cusaunce.
Hunteleye. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by the aforesaid Gilbert.
[MONMOUTH] Wysham. One knight’s fee, held by Alice late the wife of Madoc ap Ruyn.
Welsshebykenore. One knight’s fee, held by John de Monte Acuto.
Parthir. One knight’s fee, held by Joan late the wife of Nicholas de Clare.
HEREFORD. Dylwyn. One knight’s fee, held by James de Audele.
Cunston. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Henry de Herford.
THE MARCH. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by John Mayneston.
[MONMOUTH]. Duxton. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by John Sulcy; a fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Philip Marreys; a fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Robert Hunteleye.
Newcastle (Novum Castrum). A fifth part of a knight’s fee, held by the same Robert.
Coithithan. A fifth part of a knight’s fee, held by John Stacy.
Newcastle (villa Novi Castri). A twentieth part of a knight’s fee, held by Griff’ ap David.
Near Monemouth. A fifth (?) part of a knight’s fee, held by William de Parco; a sixth part of a knight’s fee, held by Robert son of John.
Gaarth. A tenth part of a knight’s fee, held by Richard Gaarth.
Rokevyll. A twentieth part of a knight’s fee, held by Agnes le Hunte and William Macy.
Holiwell by Monemouth. A tenth part of a knight’s fee, held by John Stacy.
Grosemond. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by David ap Howel; an eighth part of a knight’s fee, held by the same David.
GLOUCESTER. Chesterton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Roger de Chesterton.
HEREFORD. Asperton and Mayneston. A knight’s fee and a half, held by Thomas de Graunssone.
Lonwarthyn. One knight’s fee, held by Thomas Chaundos.
[CARMARTHEN]. Lankneython in the lordship of Kedwelly. One knight’s fee, held by Robert de Penros.
Penbrey in the same lordship. One knight’s fee, held by John le Botiller.
HEREFORD. Wytewyke. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Walter de Hurtesleye.
GLOUCESTER. Hope Maloysel. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by the abbot of St. Peter’s, Gloucester.
Tyburton. The advowson of the church.
MARCH OF WALES [now CARMARTHEN]. Lanelthy. The advowson of the church.
St. Ishmael. The advowson of the church.
[now GLAMORGAN] Lanconur. The advowson of the church.
The duke held no other knights’ fee or advowsons in the said counties and march except the following, which he held of Edward le Despenser in chief of the lordship of Ogemore in the march aforesaid:—
Donreven, Dorvold and Putcote. A knight’s fee and a half, held by John le Botiller.
Lanfeyt. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Henry Lanfeyt.
Colwyneston. One knight’s fee, held by the heirs of …….. [Ba]vent.
Walles and Froggecastel. A tenth part of a knight’s fee, held by William Denys.
Gwerndon and Puttes. A tenth part of a knight’s fee, held by John le Eyr.
Le Wyke. A tenth part of a knight’s fee, held by William Wynchestre.
Southdoune and St. Bride (Sancta Brigida). A tenth part of a knight’s fee, held by Peter Robert.
Writ of certiorari as to fees and advowsons to Henry Haydok and John Cokayn, reciting the commission of 25 March. (See p. 101.) 6 April, 35 Edward III.
LANCASTER. Extent made at Lancaster, 28 April, 35 Edward III.
Walton in Blakeburnshire. One knight’s fee.
Apulton and Croynton. Half a knight’s fee.
Dutton, Ecleston and Raynhull. One knight’s fee, held by ……..
[Knouselegh], Torbok, [Hyton and Maghull]. One knight’s fee, held by Thomas de Lathum.
Little Crosseby. A fourth part and a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, held by John de Molyneux.
Kirkeby. A sixth part of a knight’s fee, held by Ralph de [Bethum] and Maud [Gerard].
Hull. A twenty-fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Gilbert de Halsale.
Kirkedale. A third part of a knight’s fee.
Northmeles. A [fifth] part of a knight’s fee, held by Henry de Scaresbrek and Richard de Aghton in right of their wives.
Argarmeles. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Otto de Halsale.
Ulneswalton. A fifth part of a knight’s fee.
Bretherton. A twelfth part of a knight’s fee, held by Thomas Banastre del Bonk, Thomas son of Adam Banastre, knight, John de Thorp, Ralph de B[ikersta]d and William son of William Banastre.
Hoghton, Clayton, Whelton with Hepay and Wythenhull with Rothelesworth. A third part of a knight’s fee, held by Adam de Hoghton, knight, and his tenants.
Hoton. A fourth and a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, held by the abbot of Cokirsand in frankalmoin.
Longeton. A twentieth part of a knight’s fee, held by the heir of Robert son of Richard.
Longeton, Leylond and Eukeston. A tenth part of a knight’s fee, held by the duke, William de Faryngton and William de Holand.
Shevynton, Chernok and Walsshwhithull. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by John de Haveryngton and his parceners.
Warton in Amundrenesse. A third part of a knight’s fee, held by Robert de Bethum and his tenants.
Prees and Neuton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the heir of William son of Robert de Prees.
Frekelton, Whityngham, a moiety of Neuton and a moiety of Etheleswik. One knight’s fee, held by Ralph de Frekelton, Nicholas le Botiller, Thomas Banastre, Richard de Shirburn, Richard de Neuton and Adam de Hoghton, knight.
[Bura] in Salfordeshire. One knight’s fee, held by Roger de Pilkynton.
Middelton with its members. One knight’s fee, held by John de Barton of Ridale.
Chatherton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Henry de Chatherton.
Totynton. A fifth part of a knight’s fee.
Little Mitton. A twelfth part of a knight’s fee, held by Richard de Caterhale.
Wiswall and Hapton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the abbot of Whalley, Richard de Shirburn and Gilbert de la Legh.
Tounlay, Coldecotes and Snoddeworth. A tenth part of a knight’s fee, held by Gilbert de la Legh.
Twiselton. A tenth part of a knight’s fee, held by Richard de Grenacres.
Extwisell. A tenth part of a knight’s fee, held by the abbot of Kirkestall.
Aghton, Merlay and Lyvesay. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by John de Haveryngton, knight, Thomas de Ardern, Adam de Hoghton, Richard Noel and John de Baylegh.
Dounam. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by John de Dynelay.
Folrigg. An eighth part of a knight’s fee, held by Brian de Thornehull.
Little Merlay. A tenth part of a knight’s fee, held by John de Morlegh, Richard Noel and John de Grenacres.
Rossheton. A tenth part of a knight’s fee, held by John de Radeclif.
Bylyngton. Half a knight’s fee, held by the abbot of Whalley.
Alvetham. An eighth part of a knight’s fee, held by John de Alvetham.
Clayton. An eighth part of a knight’s fee, held by Henry de Clayton.
Harewod. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by William de Hesketh, knight.
Croston with its members. One knight’s fee, held by the heir of William du Lee and of John Flemyng, knight.
Horneby. One knight’s fee.
Ulvereston, Warton in Lonesdale and Gayrstang with its members. One knight’s fee, held by John de Haveryngton of Aldyngham, knight, John de Coupeland, and Joan daughter and heir of John de Rigmayden, and their tenants.
Treules, Thistelton and Prees. Half a knight’s fee, held by the countess of Ormond (Urmund) and her tenants.
Kelgremsargh and Brynyng. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Ralph de Bethum, knight.
Great Merton. A tenth part and a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, held by William le Botiller, knight.
Middelton in Lonesdale. A fourteenth part of a knight’s fee, held by the abbot of Cokersand, William de Nevill and William de [Burgh] of Middelton.
Neuton [in] Makersfild, Lauton, Kenyan, Erbury and a moiety of Goldeburn. One knight’s fee, held by Robert de Longeton, knight.
Sefton, Thorneton and Kirden. Half a knight’s fee, held by Richard de Molyneux.
Halton, Burgh, Leke, …, and Fisshewik. One knight’s fee, held by William de Dacre.
Dalton in Fourneys with its members. Half a knight’s fee and an eighth part and a tenth part of a knight’s fee, held by the abbot of Fourneys in frankalmoin.
Staynyng. Half a knight’s fee, held by the abbot of Whalley.
M[ethop]. A tenth part of a knight’s fee, held by Eleanor countess of Ormond.
Chernok. A thirty-second part of a knight’s fee, held by the heir of Henry de Lee.
Hagh, Little Bolton, Brightmet, Crompton, Burghton, Barton in Salfordeshire, Childewall, Asphull, Brokholes, Dalton, Perbald, Wrightynton, Romworth, Lostok, P ….., Withyngton, Worthyngton, Heton under Horewiche, Tildeslegh, Culchith, Rixton, Astelay, Athirton, Sonky, Penkyth, Ines Blundell, Barton, Halsale, Wyndehull, [Lydegate] and Egergarth. Nine knights’ fees, a third and a twenty-fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by John la Warre, William le Botiller of Weryngton, knight, and their tenants, which with other lands &c. of the honor of Tuttebury the duke granted to Richard earl of Arundel, John bishop of Lincoln, Robert de la Mare, knight, John de Buklond, knight, John de Charneles, Walter Power, Simon Symyon and John de Neumarche, and their heirs, by a fine levied in the king’s court at Westminster.
Lancastre. The advowson of the priory of St. Mary.
St. Michael’s on Wire. The advowson of the church.
Preston. The advowson of the church; the advowson of the chapel of St. Mary Magdalen.
Chipyn. The advowson of the church.
Ribbechastre. The advowson of the church.
Whalley. The advowson of the abbey.
The duke also died seised of the advowson of the church of ….. for the life of William le Botiller, knight, by demise of Richard de Wynwyk, brother and heir of John de Wynwyk, to whom the said William demised it for the same term.
LINCOLN. Extent (indented) made at Horncastre, Saturday after Ascension day, 35 Edward III.
The duke held 14 knights’ fees in the county, each of which renders 10s. yearly for ward of the castle of Lancastre.
He held no other knights’ fees and no advowsons in the county.
C. Edw. III. File 161. (1.)
119. JOHN INGEPENNE or INKPENNE.
Writ, 1 October, 35 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Winchester, 11 November, 35 Edward III.
Wolveston. A messuage, 100a. arable, 5a. pasture, 5a. wood and a fishery in the sea, with rents of 2 cottars, held of the king in chief by the serjeanty of providing a man on foot with bow and arrows in England in time of war.
Gavelacre. 12a. waste land of an assart, held of the king in chief by service of 9 1/2d. yearly.
Aldyngton. 6a. meadow, held of John Wodelok and Thomas Helyon by fealty and service of 1d. yearly.
Fremantel. 60a. arable and 1a. moor, held of the prior of St. Swithun’s Winchester by fealty and service of 19s. 8d. yearly.
Chirton, 2 messuages with gardens, a dovecot, a water-mill, 3 carucates of land containing 300a., 6a. meadow, pasture in common for 4 horses, 12 oxen, and 200 sheep, 4a. wood, and free tenants rendering 26s. 8d. yearly, held of the bishop of Winchester by fealty and service of 4l. 11s. 11 1/2d. yearly.
Alresford. 10s. rent, held of the bishop of Winchester by fealty and service of 18d. yearly.
Culmeston. A messuage and garden, 80a. arable, 1/2a. wood, and pasture in common for 6 oxen and 80 sheep, held of the provost of the chapel of St. Elizabeth by Winchester by fealty and service of a grain of wheat yearly.
Candevere. A messuage and garden, 100a. arable, pasture in common for 2 horses and 4 oxen, and 5a. wood, held of Alice Boteler by fealty and service of 7s. yearly; and 40a. pasture, held of John de Norton by service of 3s. 4d. yearly.
Berton Say. 3 messuages, 152a. arable and 1a. meadow, held of Fulk Coudray and John Husee by service of 43s. 9d. yearly; and 217a. arable and 5a. meadow, held of the prior of St. Victor by service of 33s., with pasture in common for 4 horses, 12 oxen and 250 sheep, free tenants rendering 13s. 4d. yearly, and bondmen cottars whose rents and services are worth 13s. 4d. yearly.
Harwode. A messuage and garden, 360a. arable, 3a. meadow and 4a. wood, held of the abbess of Wherewell by fealty and service of 19s. 4d. yearly; and 14a. land and 4a. meadow, held of the same abbess by fealty. Pleas &c. of court are worth 12d., and there are bondmen cottars whose rents and services are worth 30s. yearly.
Soke of Winchester. 3 messuages, 4 cottages and 8a. arable, held of the bishop of Winchester and the bailiffs of the city by service of 10s. yearly, but how the tenure is divided between these lords the jurors know not. The deceased bequeathed these tenements with a messuage in the city of Winchester in his testament to Isabel his wife, who survives; this last messuage is held of the bailiffs of the city as parcel of the farm of the city.
Andevere. A messuage and 13a. arable, held of the bailiffs there by service of 6s. 8d. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Tuesday the feast of St. Bartholomew last. John his son, aged 3 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 161. (2.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 17. (16.)
120. (fn. 8) [WILLIAM DE HORTON, deest.
DEVON. Cheping Toriton. A fifth part of the manor.
La Wode.]
121. (fn. 9) [THOMAS BERKELEE, lord of Berkelee.
GLOUCESTER. Berklee. The castle, manor and hundred.
Hamme. The manor.
Apelrugge. The manor.
Alkinton. The manor.
Hyneton. The manor.
Wotton. The manor.
Symonshule. The manor.
Camme. The manor.
Covelee. The manor.
Slimbrugg. The manor.
Upton St. Leonards. The manor.
Bumston. The castle and manor.
Overe. The manor.
Kyngesweston. The manor.
Tokynton. The manor.
Weston Brut. A messuage and a virgate of land.
Dumbatt Hurloe. A messuage and a virgate of land.
SOMERSET. Stocke. Half the manor.
Chedder. The manor.
Baure Gurney. The manor.]
122. NICHOLAS MOCKYNG.
Writ to the mayor of London referring to the inquisitions taken after the death of the said Nicholas (Vol. X, No. 636). The king, having received the fealty of Simon de Benyngton, husband of Idonia one of the heirs, and having respited the homage and fealty of Roger de Shipbrok due by reason of issue between him and Margaret the other heir, has restored to the said Roger and Margaret and Simon and Idonia their pourparties, and has instructed the escheator in Kent, Middlesex and Surrey accordingly. The mayor is now to make a partition of the lands &c. in London and give equal shares to Roger and Margaret as elder heir, and Simon and Idonia; saving reasonable dower to Margery the deceased’s wife. 15 January, 35 Edward III.
LONDON. Partition (undated).
Parishes of St. Leonard Estchepe, St. Magnus Bruggestrete, St. George, St. Botolph by Billyngesgate, St. Mary Abbechirche, and St. Margaret Bruggestrete, and Tower ward. Various tenements and rents. (See Calendar of Close Rolls 1360–1364, p. 288.)
C. Edw. III. File 161. (3.)
123. ADAM SON OF SARAH DE WOLVERTON.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Adam, kinsman and one of the heirs of John de Wolverton, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Richard la Vache. 8 April, 35 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Proof of age made at Aldryngton, 18 April, 35 Edward III.
Ivo Gobyon, aged 60 years and more, says that the said Adam was 21 years of age and more on Tuesday in Easter week last, having been born at Aldryngton and baptized in the church there on 30 March, 13 Edward III; and this he knows because on Sunday after the birth of the said Adam he had a son, named ….., born.
Ellis Cut, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he lifted the said Adam and was his godfather.
Thomas Gobyon, aged 56 years and more, agrees and says that within a fortnight of the birth he married Margery, daughter of the aforesaid Ellis Cutt.
John de Mersh, aged 48 years and more, William de Bosenho, aged 50 years, and Thomas de Twyford, aged 46 years and more, agree and say that on the Monday after the birth they started together on their way to Walsyngham on pilgrimage.
John le Clerk, aged 45 years, John de Davyntrie, aged 50 years, and Nicholas de Westho, aged 44 years and more, agree and say that the church of Aldryngton was polluted by the shedding of blood between John Robyns and Richard de Halton within a month after the birth of the said Adam, and was reconciled by the bishop of Lincoln at the feast of the Ascension following, and they were present.
James Boterell, aged 49 years, and John de Levedene, aged 44 years and more, agree and say that in the week following the birth they were together in an inquest at Aldryngton before the coroner on a misadventure to Richard le Tailour, killed there.
John son of Robert, aged 43 years and more, agrees in every respect with the aforesaid James and John.
Richard la Vache was warned by Richard Widevill, sheriff of Northampton, but came not nor any other on his behalf.
C. Edw. III. File 161. (4.)
124. OLIVER SON OF BERTIN PUNCHARDON.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Oliver, kinsman and heir of Oliver Punchardon, clerk, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of the executors of William de Fifhide to whom Isabel, the king’s daughter, who had the custody, demised them. 1 June, 35 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Proof of age taken at Faccombe, 12 June, 35 Edward III.
William Gorges, aged 40 years and more, says that the said Oliver is 25 years of age and more, having been born at Faccombe on the morrow of the Annunciation, 11 Edward III, and baptized in the church there, and that Sir John Wermynton, parson of the said church, told him (revelavit sibi) that he was godfather of the said Oliver, who was born and baptized the same day and year.
Edward atte Den, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he was in the same church to hear his mass when the chaplain of the same town told him of the birth of the said Oliver.
John le Meu, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that John Wermynton, godfather of the said Oliver, met him on the day of the birth and told him that the said Oliver had been born and baptized that same day.
Richard Fretoxe, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that Oliver Ponchardon, clerk, godfather of the said Oliver, told him that he was at Faccombe on the aforesaid day at the baptism of the said Oliver.
Thomas de Bulkeput, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he had a neighbour named William Machon in the same town who told him that he had a child of the same age, who is 25 years old and more and had as nurse Agnes Machon, who nursed the said Oliver as well as the said son of William Machon.
William atte Den, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that on the day of the birth John Wermynton, parson of the church of Faccombe, told him in his own hall at dinner that he had baptized the said Oliver.
Richard le Clerk, John Wysman, John atte Mere, Richard le Smyth, Simon Gyot and John Hayne, all 40 years of age and more, agree.
Peter Fuges and Richard parson of the church of St. Martin, Elsefeld, executors of William de Fifhide, were warned but did not come nor anyone in their place.
C. Edw. III. File 161. (5.)
125. WILLIAM SON AND HEIR OF GEOFFREY DE SAY.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said William, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Philippa queen of England, the king’s consort; the proof to be taken in the presence of John atte Lee, the queen’s steward, or his deputy. 18 June, 35 Edward III.
KENT. Proof of age taken at Byrlyng in the presence of Ralph de Norton, attorney of John atte Lee. 1 July, 35 Edward III.
William Kyng, aged 40 years, says that the said William was born at Byrlyng and baptized in the church of All Saints there, and that Hamo, late bishop of Rochester, William Dene and lady Joan Malemeyns lifted him from the sacred font, to wit, twenty one years ago on Monday the feast of St. Botolph last; and this he knows well because Henry Kyng, his father, died at Byrlyng on the morrow of the birth of the said William, and so he remembers well the age of the said William because the day of his father’s death is enrolled in the missal of Byrlyng.
Thomas atte Halle, aged 40 years, agrees and says that John atte Halle, his brother, started on his way to Santiago on the day of the birth.
John Kyngion, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he was at the battle of le Scluse on the sea, and afterwards came from la Scluse to Byrlyng a week (octo dies) after the birth of the said William.
Henry de Lageham, aged 50 years, agrees and says that Henry Lageham, his father, died on the day of the birth.
John James, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he married Joan, daughter of Thomas Balle, on the day of the birth.
Thomas Canoun, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that the battle of la Scluse was in the year in which the said William was born, and that John de Melforde, his (Thomas’) brother, came to England from the battle within a week of the birth.
Richard Piers, aged 50 years, agrees and says that he was bailiff of Geoffrey de Say, the father, of the manor of Byrlynge on the day of the birth, to wit, twenty-one years ago on the feast of St. Botolph last, and so he remembers because he accounted for the said manor and other expenses at the time of the birth.
John Drake, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that John, his son, started on his way to Santiago on the morrow of the birth.
Geoffrey Lulk, John Doe, Thomas Ward, and John Spencer, all …………. and more, agree and say that ………. the king’s [pri]son at Canterbury and by the help of Geoffrey de Say they ……. [pri]son on the sixth day from the birth of the aforesaid William.
C. Edw. III. File 161. (6.)
126. ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM PLAUNK.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of Elizabeth, daughter and one of the heirs of William Plaunk, on the claim of John son of Fulk de Bermyngeham, who has married her, that she is of age. The lands of her inheritance are in the custody of Fulk de Bermyngham by the demise of Roger Hillar’, who had the custody by the king’s commitment. 18 February, 35 Edward III.
STAFFORD. Proof of age, 18 October, 35 Edward III.
John atte Lee, aged 50 years, says that the said Elizabeth was 15 years of age on Friday the feast of the Circumcision last, having been born at Walshal and baptized in the church there on that Friday, 19 Edward III; and this he knows because on the same day that she was born he was sent to Stafford to announce the birth to William Plaunk, the father.
William Burnel, Thomas de Morf and William Cromplok, each 40 years of age, examined separately, agree and say that on the day of the birth they were at Walshal at the funeral of Robert Huwet of Walshale.
Roger de Kent, Henry Jurdan and William son of Simon, each 50 years of age, examined separately, agree and say that they, with other good men of the countryside, were on the same day at Walshal at the house of John Huwet to eat with him.
Philip le Roo and Richard Broun, each 60 years of age, examined separately, agree and say that they were at the time in the service of William Plaunk.
William Baret, Richard Broun and William Newmon, each 40 years of age, examined separately, agree and say that on the day of the birth they were with others at Walshale before the coroner about a certain accident there.
Fulk de Burmyngham was warned by William le Budel and John atte Venne to be present, but did not come.
C. Edw. III. File 161. (7.)
127. JOHN ATTE BERUGH.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, kinsman and heir of John atte Berugh, deceased, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of William de Fremelesworth. 17 April, 35 Edward III.
SURREY. Proof of age (indented) of John de Berugh son and heir of Robert de Berugh taken at Weston, 9 June, 35 Edward III.
William de Sydeney, aged 50 years, says that the said John was born at Weston and baptized in St. Peter’s church of Aldebiry, and that John Randolf, Walter Cook and Margaret Segersteyn lifted him from the sacred font on Monday the feast of St. Valentine, 14 Edward III, so that he is 21 years of age and more. He remembers this because he was steward of William de Weston, grandfather of John de Berugh, at the time the said John was born at Weston in the house of the same William de Weston; moreover he was at the wedding of Robert Berugh, father of the said John, to Katharine, daughter of William de Weston, and the said John was born four years after the wedding.
John Bydon, aged 40 years, agrees and says that his brother Thomas Bydon started on his way to Santiago on the day the said John was born.
John Giles, aged 40 years, agrees and says that William de Weston, the grandfather, died on the day of the Translation of [St.] Thomas the Martyr, 14 Edward III, in which year the said heir was born.
Andrew atte Park, aged 40 years, agrees and says that Thomas de Upton, uncle of the said John and his own master, started on his way to the Holy Land on the day of the birth.
Adam Plasshate, aged 40 years, agrees and says that he was clerk to William de Weston, the grandfather, and a member of his household at the time of the birth.
John Lyghard, aged 50 years, agrees and says that he married Isabel, daughter of Thomas atte Gate, in the year the said John was born.
Bartholomew atte Broke, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that Gilbert his father died on the day the said John was born and was buried on the following Thursday.
Richard de Tanggele, aged 40 years, agrees and says that he was bailiff of William de Weston, the grandfather, in his manor of Weston at the time of the birth.
Arnold de Farlee, John atte Grene, Philip Tomas, and Randolph Hude, each 40 years of age and more, agree and say that they were in the king’s prison at Guldfford indicted for divers trespasses done to William de Weston, the grandfather, and were delivered on the second day from the birth of the said John by the said William de Weston.
C. Edw. III. File 161. (8.)
128. JOHN SON OF JOHN DE NORTON.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, kinsman and heir of James de Norton, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Stephen de Welewyk by the demise of Edmund de Kendale. 17 March, 35 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Proof of age taken at Basyngstoke, 24 April, 35 Edward III.
John de Chynham, aged 40 years and more, says that the said John is 21 years of age and more, having been born at Notle on the eve of the Annunciation, 14 Edward III, and baptized in the church there. He, John de Chynham, was his godfather after whom he was named (ad denominationem suam ibidem suum nomen accepit).
Roger Savage, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he was in the church there to hear his mass when the chaplain of the town told him of the birth of the said John.
Thomas Bernard, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that John de Chynham, godfather of the said John, met him on the day of the birth and told him how the said John had been born and baptized that day.
Edmund Herierd, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that John Pepirwit of Basyngstoke, the other godfather of the said John, told him how he was at Notle on the aforesaid day at the baptism of the aforesaid John.
Robert Langred, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that he was at Notle on the eve of the Annunciation in the aforesaid year with Elizabeth Gascelyn, godmother of the said John, on the day of the birth and baptism.
Thomas Lowys, aged 45 years and more, agrees and says that on the day of the birth Thomas Hereman, then vicar of the church of Notle, told him in his own hall at dinner how he had baptized the said John.
John Alwod, Henry Godfadre, John Henry, John Fabian, Adam Broun, William Whasshepok, each 40 years of age and more, agree.
Stephen de Welewyk came and shewed no reason why the aforesaid John should not have the lands &c.
C. Edw. III. File 161. (9.)
129. MARGARET SISTER AND HEIR OF JOHN BLOUNT.
Writ to the escheator, at the request of Walter atte More and the above-named Margaret, his wife, to take proof of the age of the said Margaret, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Lionel earl of Ulster. Henlee, 25 August, 35 Edward III.
DORSET. Proof of age (indented) taken at Dorchestre in the presence of Simon de Percy, attorney of Lionel earl of Ulster. Tuesday after St. Bartholomew, 35 Edward III.
William Frome, aged 41 years and more, says that the said Margaret is of full age, to wit, 15 years and more, and was so on Thursday after St. James, 35 Edward III, having been born at Childefrome and baptized in the church there. He was present at her baptism, and being asked by Peter Blount, her father, to be her godfather, he flatly (totaliter) refused, because it was possible that he might survive the said Peter and afterwards marry the said Margaret.
Walter Mortymer, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that on Saturday after Michaelmas aforesaid, to wit, after the birth aforesaid, he was dwelling with Robert atte Weye, then chief bailiff of the county, and by virtue of a commission of the king took a distraint of the aforesaid Peter due for the king’s green-wax, and by the date of the commission the age of Margaret is certain and well known.
John Michel, aged 43 years and more, agrees and says that on the Thursday following the birth he held a court at Childefrome, and after the court he visited Agatha, mother of the same Margaret, in her lying-in (puerperio), and she gave him a silk purse to remember the birth of her daughter.
John Yonge, aged 78 years, Richard Coppe, aged 60 years, Simon Face, aged 41 years and more, William Dalewode, aged 43 years and more, Robert Brewere, aged 69 years and more, and William Whyte, aged 42 years and more, agree and say that Sir Thomas de Brembre, prebendary of the prebends of Stratton, Chermynstre and Byre, granted them the fruits of those prebends for a whole year by his writing, the date of which is Thursday before Michaelmas, 19 Edward III, on which day the said Margaret was born and also baptized in their presence, and they had the aforesaid writing read in witness of the aforesaid agreement.
William Wyther, aged 44 years, Robert le Brut, aged 42 years, and William Bulstrode, aged 45 years and more, agree and say that on the day of the birth John de Whytefeld sold them a grange at Whyrtesford for money paid in hand, and gave them a bond dated on the aforesaid day as security for having the said grange.
C. Edw. III. File 161. (10.)
130. JOHN DE WYLYNGTON.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, son and heir of Henry de Wylyngton, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Philippa queen of England, the king’s consort; the proof to be taken in presence of Henry de Kereseye, lieutenant of John atte Lee, steward of the said queen’s lands in the county. 23 February, 35 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Proof of age taken at Sandhurste, 4 March, 35 Edward III.
Walter Brounyng, aged 42 years, says that the said John was born at Sandhurste on 22 February, 14 Edward III, and baptized in the church there; and this he remembers because on the same day after the baptism he started on his way to Cirencestre to study there (ad scolas ibidem excercend’), and there told the news to the abbot of Cirencestre.
John de Mattesdon, aged 38 years, agrees and says that on the same day Henry de Wylyngton with his dogs killed a doe coming from Cors in the fields of Sandhurste.
John Frankhomme, aged 46 years, agrees and says that on the same day the kitchen of the manor of Sandhurste was burnt.
John Rycheman, aged 45 years, agrees, and says that on the same day he wrote the court (sic) of the King’s Barton and there heard of the birth.
Robert le Passemer, aged 38 years, agrees and says that on the same day the mill of Upton was demolished by a flood.
Hugh atte Wyneard, aged 42 years, agrees and says that on the same day he was attached by eight oxen in the several pasture of Henry de Wylyngton in the same town.
John Jones, aged 52 years, agrees and says that on the same day he was attached by four cows in the same several pasture.
John le Rous, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day he married Joan his first wife in the aforesaid church.
Roger de Salcombe, aged 56 years, agrees and says that on the same day he fell from his horse (cabello) and broke his left arm.
John Gybons, aged 60 years, agrees and says that his servant John in fishing in the river Severn was drowned.
John Theodolf, aged 57 years, agrees and says that on the same day he started on his way to Santiago.
John Sprot, aged 48 years, agrees and says that on the same day six of his oxen at Culverden by Sandhurste were stolen.
C. Edw. III. File 161. (11.)
131. JOHN DE CHERLETON.
Writ to Thomas Saundres, escheator in co. Gloucester, to take proof of the age of the said John, kinsman and heir of Alan de Cherleton, the lands of whose inheritance are in the king’s custody. 5 February, 35 Edward III.
Endorsed by Thomas de Monynton, escheator, that this writ was delivered to him by Thomas Saundres, late escheator.
GLOUCESTER. Proof of age (fn. 10) taken at Gloucester before Thomas de Monynton, Thursday after St. Gregory, 35 Edward III.
The jury agree that the said John is 21 years of age and more.
Walter Toky, aged 48 years, says that the said John was born at Prestebury on 12 March, 14 Edward III, and baptized in the church there; and this he knows because he was there himself with the bishop of Hereford when the said John was baptized.
John de Mattesdon, aged 44 years, agrees and says that he was summoned before the coroner for a mischance that happened on the same day in the same place.
John Frankhomme, aged 45 years, agrees and says that he remembers because his wife was delivered of his firstborn son.
Robert Passemer, aged 48 years, agrees and says that on the same day he started on his way to Santiago.
John Rous, aged 56 years, agrees and says that he buried his wife in the churchyard of the same church on the same day.
John Jones, aged 58 years, agrees and says that on the same day Stephen de Eggesworth enfeoffed Robert de Prestebury of a messuage and 20a. land in the same town.
Hugh atte Wyneard, aged 48 years, agrees and says that on the same day he married ….
John Theodolf, aged 52 years, agrees and says that ….
William Dykkeleye ……….
William Ingleys ………
Philip Reed ……….
Richard Eylof, aged 60 years, agrees and says that on the same day he fell from his horse in the same town and broke his right arm.
C. Edw. III. File 161. (12.)
132. SIMON SON AND HEIR OF ROBERT MICHEL.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Simon, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Thomas de la Ryvere. Henlee, 22 July, 35 Edward III.
WILTS. Proof of age taken at Cherlton by Hungerford, 5 September, 35 Edward III. (Robert Michel is here said to be of Middelton Lillebon.)
Richard Hamelyn, aged 60 years and more, says that the said Simon is 24 years of age and more, having been born at Middelton Lillebon on the feast of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 11 Edward III, and baptized in the church there, and that Walter le Hurde, then vicar of the same church, baptized him.
Thomas Waryn, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he was in the church on the day of the baptism, and that John Clerk, godfather of the said Simon, told him about the birth.
John Kepenhull, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that Simon Fraunkleyn, godfather of the said Simon, met him on the day of the birth and told him how the said Simon had been born and baptized.
John Waryn, aged 38 years and more, agrees and says that he was at Middelton on the day of the birth with Simon Fraunkleyn, the godfather aforesaid, at the baptism.
William Chamberleyn, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that John Clerk, the godfather, told him in his hall at dinner how the said Simon had been born and baptized the day and year aforesaid.
Thomas Stokke, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that Walter Hurde, the vicar, told him how he had baptized the said Simon the day and year aforesaid.
John Flory, John Barre, John Dreways, William Hichecok, Robert Perham and John Stokke, each 50 years of age and more, agree and say that Walter le Hurde, the vicar, told them that he had baptized the said Simon the day and year aforesaid.
Thomas de la Ryvere was warned by John Fairford, his bailiff, and appeared by the same John Fairford and made no objection to the proof of age being taken and the said Simon’s lands &c. being restored to him.
C. Edw. III. File 161. (13.)
133. ROBERT CROOK.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Robert, son and heir of Denise late the wife of William Crook of Acclum, who (que) held of the heir of William de Roos, a minor in the king’s wardship; the lands of the said Robert’s inheritance being in the king’s custody. 26 February, 35 Edward III.
YORK. Proof of age taken at York, Tuesday after St. Peter’s Chains, 35 Edward III.
William de Wetwang, aged 46 years, says that the said Robert was born at Acclum on Friday after the Purification, 10 Edward III, and baptized in the church there. Robert Graygrom and Robert, then vicar of the church of Crambum, lifted him from the sacred font, and he was 23 years of age on Friday after the Purification last. This he knows because in the same month as the said Robert was born he had a sister named Alice dead, and that is 23 years and more ago.
Richard Dryng, aged 40 years, agrees and says that in the same week he had a brother named William born, and that is 23 years and more ago.
John de Paule, aged 50 years, agrees and says that in the same week he had a son named William born, who is now 23 years old and more.
William de Cayton, aged 56 years, agrees and says that in the same week he had a son John drowned by mischance.
John Ulbright, aged 41 years, agrees and says that immediately after the Easter after the birth he married his wife Alice, lately dead, now 23 years and more ago.
John Cause, aged 45 years, agrees and says that in the same month as the birth he went on pilgrimage to Canterbury, and in coming back he broke his left arm.
John de Driffeld, aged 44 years, agrees and says that in the same week as the birth he had a brother Richard dead and buried in the church of Driffeld.
John son of Hugh de Fymmere, aged 40 years, agrees and says that in the same week he had a sister Joan dead and buried in the church of Fymmere.
William de Hillyng, aged 42 years, agrees and says that at Easter after the birth he went on pilgrimage to Canterbury with his father, and in returning by accident fell from his horse and broke his right leg, more than 23 years ago.
Richard de Garton, aged 40 years, agrees and says that in the same month in which the said Robert was born his own father John died and was buried in the church of Garton.
John Warde of Garton, aged 43 years, agrees and says that in the same month he had a sister Margaret dead and buried in the churchyard of the church of Garton.
Philip Warde, aged 40 years, agrees and says that in the same week in which the said Robert was born he had a brother John born who died in the last great pestilence.
C. Edw. III. File 161. (14.)

Footnotes

  • 1. This inquisition is stained with gall and largely illegible. The words in square brackets are supplied from the folio Calendar (1808).
  • 2. This inquisition is illegible in places. Some words have been supplied by comparison with the corresponding inquisition on the earl’s daughter Maud (File 169 (3) below), itself almost wholly illegible.
  • 3. … * This addition is in a footnote.
  • 4. See Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1358–61, p. 675.
  • 5. The Middlesex and Surrey returns are included in the inquisitions as to lands and tenements. See above (pp. 103–4).
  • 6. In this entry it is not clear whether ibidem means the same place as in the previous entry or the place with the same name as the tenant.
  • 7. In this entry it is not clear whether ibidem means the same place as in the previous entry or the place with the same name as the tenant.
  • 8. So given in the folio Calendar published in 1808, and still missing.
  • 9. So given in the folio Calendar published in 1808 from an enrolment on the Close Roll (Calendar, 1360–1364, p. 236).
  • 10. This inquisition is much rubbed in places, but as, contrary to custom, it begins with a list of the jurors, their names have been put in. It will be noticed that several of the names are the same as in the preceding inquisition, but the ages different.