Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 193

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M. C. B. Dawes. J. B. W. Chapman, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 193', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 12, Edward III, (London, 1938), pp. 105-118. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol12/pp105-118 [accessed 24 June 2024].

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 193

128. ADAM DE CLYFTON, the elder, knight.
(Writ missing.)
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at …., Thursday after St. Agatha, [41 Edward III.]
Topecroft. The manor (extent given, including a leet held at the feast of St. Margaret).
Denton, 7a. meadow, 120a. wood, 22s. rent, and 50s. farm from lands in the lord’s hands, and services (specified) from customary tenants.
The said manor and tenements are held of the king in chief by knight’s service as parcel of the barony of Tateshale; and the manor renders 18s. yearly to the free chapel of the manor.
He died on Wednesday after the Conversion of St. Paul last. John son of Constantine de Clyfton, his kinsman, aged 13 years at St. Peter’s Chains last, is his heir.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Cranous, Thursday after St. Agatha, 41 Edward III.
Cranous. The manor (extent given, including a fishery), held of the earl of Arundel by knight’s service. The deceased and Constantine de Clyfton, knight, were seised of the manor jointly, and by their bond granted 30s. yearly rent therefrom to William de Keteryngham, rector of the church of Hetersete, William Straunge of Est Walton, and William Sharppyng of Hilburworth, for the whole life of Katharine de Clyfton, a nun of the church of St. Mary, Marham, with a clause for distraint; and the said grantees have been in seisin of the said rent from the feast of St. Margaret, 30 Edward III, until now.
Frechebrygg. The hundred, held for life by grant of John de Merlee, Thomas parson of the church of Stanfeld, Robert parson of the church of Cranous, William de Keteryngham, parson of a mediety of the church of Hedersete, Thomas Wode, and Thomas de Babynglee, with successive remainders to Adam son of the deceased and the heirs male of his body, and to the right heirs of the deceased. The hundred is held of the king in chief by service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, and is worth 20l. yearly.
Date of death and heir as above.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Hilburworth, Wednesday after St. Agatha, 41 Edward III.
Hilburworth. Two-thirds of the manor (extent given) except the advowson of the church, held of the earl of Arundel by knight’s service. The extent includes two-thirds of a warren, and of a court and leet, and of a watermill and a fishery belonging thereto.
Date of death and heir as above.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Westbradenham, Tuesday after St. Agatha, 41 Edward III.
Westbradenham. The manor (extent given, including a leet), held of the duke of Lancaster, the earl of Arundel, lady Philippa de Beauchaump, Sir Roger de Huntyngfeld and Gilbert Chaumpeneys by homage and service of two cartloads of faggots (virgarum) worth 1/2 mark, an old sparrowhawk (espervettsuperannat’) worth 1/2 mark, and 5d. rent, and by suit to the court of Neketon.
Date of death and heir as above.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at New Bukenham, Friday after St. Agatha, 41 Edward III.
Bukenham. The manor with the advowson of the church of Stanhowe (extent given). The extent includes a fort (castellum) in ruins, a close of pasture near the fort with an old garden of 24a. worth nothing beyond the support of the deer, a park containing 200a. whereof 108a. are pasture and 92a. wood, 60a. wood called ‘Schyppemerehawe,’ a rent of 5s. called ‘londgowel,’ a fourth part of leets held about the Purification and the feast of St. Margaret, and a fourth part of an old reed pool (stagnilinarundin’). From time immemorial the prior and convent of Bokenham may pasture 18 cows and a bull in the park from the Invention of the Holy Cross to the octave of the Assumption every year without payment, and may have 60 pigs and a boar feeding there the whole time of pannage without payment. John de Merlee is constable of the castle (castri) aforesaid and parker of Bokenham park, receiving 104s. wages from the issues of the manor according to immemorial custom. He has the king’s charter for the offices. The manor and advowson are held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Tateshale.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 193. (1.)
129. WALTER COLVILL, or DE COLVILL, knight.
Writ (part torn away).
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) taken at Benyngfeld, Friday after St. Lucy, 41 Edward III.
Benyngfeld. The castle, and a messuage with 100a. and a moiety of a virgate of land containing 13a., held of the king in chief by service of finding an armed horseman in the king’s war for 40 days at his own cost.
Benyngfeld. The manor (extent given), held of the abbot of Peterborough by knight’s service. The extent includes 346a. land in demesne called ‘Bordlond,’ 100a. wood worth nothing because the surrounding townships have common of pasture there with all kinds of beasts at all times, 12 tofts formerly messuages of bondmen with 6 virgates of land, in the lord’s hands for want of tenants, and 21l. 2s. 4d. from demesne lands called ‘…. lond’ let at farm to tenants at will.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Sunday after St. Denis, 41 Edward III. Robert Colvill, his son, aged 4 years, is his heir.
Writ, 28 December, 41 Edward III.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. (indented) taken at Newmarket, 27 January, 42 Edward III.
Wykes. The manor (extent given, including a fishery worth 4 marks), held of the duke of Lancaster by homage and suit to the court of Badburgham every four weeks.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir, aged 3 years and more, as above.
C. Edw. III. File 193. (2.)
130. WILLIAM SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE NERBERD.
Writ to the escheator in Gloucester and the adjacent march of Wales to take proof of the age of the said William, whose father held by knight’s service of the heir of Hugh le Despenser, a minor in the king’s wardship. The lands of his inheritance are in the custody of Guy de Brian by the king’s commitment, and he is said to have been born at Thathana in the said march and baptised in the church there. 3 November, 41 Edward III.
Inq. missing.
C. Edw. III. File 193. (3.)
131. ANNE LATE THE WIFE OF EDWARD LE DESPENSER.
Writ, 15 October, 41 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. made at West Grymstede, 4 November, 41 Edward III.
Wynterslewe. The manor, held for life, in joint feoffment with the said Edward, of the king in chief as of fee-farm [by a rent of] (fn. 1) 20l. yearly. The manor is of the inheritance of Edward le Despenser, son of the said Edward and Anne, who is 25 years of age and more and his father’s heir.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on 8 August last.
C. Edw. III. File 193. (4.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 26. (2.)
132. ELIZABETH LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN DE DENTON.
Writ to the escheator of Newcastle upon Tyne to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Elizabeth, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. … March, 41 Edward III. (Imperfect.)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE. Inq. taken at Newcastle upon Tyne, 28 March, 41 Edward III, before John de Stanhop, mayor and escheator.
She held a rent of 25l. 16s. 4d. by grant of the king by letters patent to her and her children, to be received from the collectors of customs in the said port during the life of Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke. John son of John de Denton was in possession of the rent from her death until Easter, 39 Edward III.
She died at London in the first pestilence, to wit, on 26 May, 22 Edward III. The aforesaid John son of John is her son and heir, and was 11 years of age at her death and is now 31 years of age.
C. Edw. III. File 193. (5.)
133. WILLIAM DE DODYNGTON of Lincoln.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said William, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 6 April, 41 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Lincoln, Thursday in Whitsun week, 41 Edward III.
Lincoln. A messuage in the parish of St. Benet, held of the king as parcel of the city by service of paying one ‘landtolpeny’ to the bailiffs of Lincoln yearly at St. Peters Chains in aid of their farm, 8s. yearly to the mother church of Lincoln, and 2s. yearly to William de Blyton.
He died on Wednesday after St. Laurence, 19 Edward III.
After his death the messuage descended to Alexander, son of William de Dodyngton the younger, brother of the deceased, as the latter’s heir, because William de Dodyngton the younger, the said heir’s father, died before the deceased, the heir’s uncle. Alexander was in possession of the messuage and received the issues from the death of the deceased until the Purification, 23 Edward III, when he alienated it in fee to one John de Wykford, chaplain, who has possessed it ever since as a freehold of his own acquiring (de adquisito suo).
C. Edw. III. File 193. (6.)
134. JOHN DE DYNELEYE, or DYNELAY.
Writ, 16 May, 41 Edward III.
LANCASTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Cliderhowe, Saturday before St. James, 41 Edward III. (Partly illegible.)
Dounum. The manor (extent given), except 38s. 2d. rent [and the reliefs and services of the tenants, held in fee tail to him and the heirs of his body]. (fn. 2) The extent includes a halmote twice a year. The manor (except as above) is held of the king by knight’s service, and by rendering 12l. 6s. 7d. yearly to the duke of Lancaster and Blanche, his wife, and the heirs of Blanche, as of the right of the said Blanche, and 2s. for ward of Lancaster castle; saving the customary puture of the bailiffs and foresters of the duke and Blanche and the heirs of the latter.
He died on 11 May, 41 Edward III. Richard de Dynelay, his son, aged 50 years, is his heir.
Writ, 12 October, 41 Edward III.
Certificate by the escheator in co. York that John de Dynelay held the manor of Dowenome, co. Lancaster, of the king in chief by knight service.
YORK. Inq. taken in York castle, Monday before St. Martin in the Winter, 41 Edward III.
Gerford. A messuage and 60a. land, held jointly with Isabel his wife, who survives, of Robert de Swylington by knight’s service; and 4a. land and a windmill, similarly held of the abbot of St. Mary, York, by service of 4s. yearly.
Mikelfeld. A messuage, a carucate of land and 5 marks rent, similarly held of William de Raygate by fealty and service of 12d. yearly.
Shipen. A croft (?), 12a. land and a windmill, similarly held of the master of the hospital of St. Leonard, York, by service of 2s. yearly.
Byngelay. A messuage and a carucate of land, similarly held of Sir Ralph de Ferers by service of 12d. yearly.
Glusburn. A plot of land called ‘Prestrode,’ similarly held of the master of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England by service of 3s. yearly.
Rughforde. The manor, similarly held of Miles de Stapelton of Hathelsay by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
He died on Tuesday before the Invention of the Holy Cross last. Richard de Dynelay, his son, aged 48 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 193. (7.)
E. Inq. P.M. 27. (8.) (Lancaster.)
135. EDMUND DAMVERS SON OF ROBERT DAMVERS.
Writ, 12 September, 41 Edward III.
BERKS. Inq. (indented) made at Abyndon, 20 December, 41 Edward III.
The said Edmund departed from the county to parts beyond seas on 21 March, 40 Edward III, on which day he held no lands &c. in the county, because some time before his departure he enfeoffed Edmund Damvers, his uncle, of all the lands &c. in the county which descended to him by hereditary right after the deaths of Robert his father and Edmund de la Beche, clerk.
As to his death and heir the jurors are entirely ignorant.
C. Edward III. File 193. (8.)
136. ISABEL LATE THE WIFE OF WILLIAM DE DENUM, or DENOM.
Writ, 8 July, 41 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken in the castle of Newcastle upon Tyne, Thursday in the third week of Lent, 42 Edward III.
Meldon and Ripplyngton. She was enfeoffed of the said manors jointly with William formerly her husband, to them and the heirs of their bodies. After William’s death she enfeoffed Richard Scot thereof for her life, so that she died seised thereof in fee and right. The manor of Meldon is held of Robert de Fenwyk by knight’s service and service of 6s. 8d. The manor of Ripplyngton is held of Thomas de Ripplyngton by fealty and service of 1d. yearly.
She died on Saturday after the Invention of the Holy Cross last. Hugh Galon, son and heir of Lucy Galon one of the daughters and heirs of William and Isabel, aged 34 years, Richard Scot the younger, son and heir of Margery Scot their second daughter, aged 30 years, and Robert Galway, son and heir of Christiana Galway their third daughter, aged 24 years and more, are her heirs. Isabel de Riggesby, the fourth of the daughters and heirs of William and Isabel, granted by fine to William Heron and John Heron, knights, the reversion of her fourth part of the said manors after the death of her mother Isabel, and died without heir of herself.
Writ, 8 July, 41 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken in the castle of Newcastle upon Tyne, Thursday after the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 41 Edward III.
Meldon. Lands &c. in the hands of tenants at will rendering 4l. yearly, held to her and the heirs male of the body of William her late husband, with remainder to Margery daughter of the said William. William died without heir male of his body. The premises are held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Molesdon. Lands &c. in the hands of tenants at will rendering 20s. yearly, which are appurtenant to the premises in Meldon and are held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Rypplyngton. A moiety of the town, held of the bishop of Durham by fealty. It is in the hands of tenants at will rendering 20s. yearly.
Chapyngton. A messuage and 20a. land in the hands of tenants at will rendering 10s. yearly, held of the bishop of Durham by fealty.
Camboys. The said Isabel, when she was sick and in extremis at Camboys on Saturday before Ascension day last, caused herself to be carried out of her chamber in the manor of Camboys to the chapel of the manor, and then, in order by fraud to exclude the king from the issues of the manor and the lands &c. in Westdicheburn and Bedelyngton thereto belonging, enfeoffed John de Stryvelyn and his heirs of the manor. She died in the same manor on Sunday following the said Saturday, seised of such estate in the manor and tenements aforesaid, which are held of the bishop of Durham by fealty and other services.
She held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
She died on Sunday before Ascension day last. Richard son of Richard Scot son of the aforesaid Margery her daughter, aged 26 years and more, is her heir to the tenements in Meldon and Molesdon. The same Richard, Hugh Galon, aged 30 years, and Robert Galway, aged 28 years, are her heirs to the remainder of the premises.
Writ, 8 July, 41 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken in the castle of Newcastle upon Tyne, Thursday after the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 41 Edward III.
Meldon. The manor, in the hands of tenants at will rendering 4l. yearly, held to her and the heirs male of the body of William her late husband, with remainder to Margery daughter of the said William and her heirs. It is held of the king in chief by knight’s service, [to wit, by service of a sixth part of a knight’s fee]. (fn. 3)
Molesdon. Lands &c., as in the last inquisition.
Ripplyngton. A moiety of the town, as in the last inquisition.
Chapyngton. A messuage and 20a. land, as in the last inquisition.
Particulars of her dealings with the manor of Camboys &c., as in the last inquisition.
Date of death as above. Richard son of Richard Scot son of the aforesaid Margery, lately deceased (defuncte), is heir both of Margery and of Isabel to the manor of Meldon and lands in Molesdon. Other heirs as in the last inquisition.
Pleas in the Chancery. Recital of the proceedings of the said Isabel with regard to the manor of Camboys, as above. John de Strevelyn, appearing in the Chancery at Westminster in the month of Michaelmas, 41 Edward III, says that, whereas it is alleged by the above inquisition that Isabel died seised of the manor of Camboys and tenements in Westdicheburn and Bedelyngton belonging thereto, and of a messuage and 20a. land in Chapyngton, the tenements alleged to be in Westdicheburn are in Slikburn West. He denies that he holds any tenements in any town in the county called Westdicheburn; and he says that Isabel in her lifetime divested herself of the tenements in Slikeburn West and of the said manor and the tenements in Chapyngton and Bedelyngton to him and John his son, now deceased, for their lives, with successive remainders to Isabel daughter of Richard Scot of Newcastle upon Tyne and the heirs of her body, and to Agnes de Dudden and her heirs, and that he and John his son, being so seised of the manor and tenements, demised them to the said Isabel de Denom for 40 years at a yearly rent of 40l., so that at her death she had no estate in the premises except for that term. All this he is prepared to prove.
Michael Skillyng, who sues for the king, says that Isabel de Denom died seised of the premises in her demesne as of fee, and that John de Strevelyn and John his son were not seised thereof during her life.
Both parties put themselves on the country, and a day is given to them to be coram rege in the quinzaine of Hilary next. (fn. 4)
C. Edw. III. File 193. (9.)
137. ROBERT DE EKESBURY.
Writ, 3 April, 41 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Rodebrugg, 15 April, 41 Edward III.
Ekesbury. A messuage, 60a. arable, 40a. pasture 8a. meadow and 40s. rent of free tenants, held of the king in chief by the grand serjeanty of finding a moiety of the cost of a hobeler when there is war in Scotland until the said hobeler passes outside the bounds of the county, and by suit to the king’s court of Lyndhurst every three weeks.
He died on 20 November last. Walter de Ekesbury his brother, aged 24 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 193. (10.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 142. (2.)
138. JOHN DE EUERE, or EURE, knight.
Writ, 20 June, 41 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at Northallerton, Sunday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 41 Edward III.
Stokesley. He died seised of no lands in the county, because he demised all his lands in fee to Robert his son on Sunday after Corpus Christi, 38 Edward III, to wit, the manor of Stokesley, as appears by his charter of that date. All the lands &c. which Robert has by his father’s gift are held of Ralph de Nevill by service of two knights’ fees, except 10a. of land in Grenhowe which are held of Peter de Malo Lacu, as of the right of Elizabeth his wife, by service of rendering a clove yearly at Midsummer. Margaret de Euere, wife of the said John, has a third part of the premises in dower.
He died on Saturday in the fourth week of Lent, 40 Edward III. The aforesaid Robert his son, aged 26 years and more, is his heir.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken in the castle of Newcastle upon Tyne, Thursday after the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 41 Edward III.
He died seised of no lands &c. in the county, because he demised them all to Robert his son (as above). All the lands &c. (unspecified) which Robert has of his father’s gift are held of David de Strabolgi, earl of Atheles. Margaret de Eure, wife of John, has a third part of all the lands &c. in dower.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 193. (11.)
139. THOMAS ENGAYNE, ENGAIGNE, or DE ENGEYNE, knight.
Writ, 13 October, 41 Edward III.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. (indented) taken at Cambridge, Saturday after St. Martin, 41 Edward III.
Cotees. The manor, with the advowson of the church, which some time before his death he alienated to John Knyvet, Nicholas Stutle, John de Engeyne, the elder, and Walter Lasselus, and their heirs, in 36 Edward III. The premises are held of the king, as of the honor of Boulogne, by knight’s service.
Date of death not given. Joyce wife of John de Goldyngton, aged 30 years, Elizabeth wife of Laurence de Pabenham, knight, aged 26 years, and Mary wife of William Bernak, knight, aged 24 years, are the sisters and heirs of the deceased.
BEDFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Sondeye, Wednesday before St. Martin, 41 Edward III.
Sandeye. The manor, with the advowson of a chantry in the church, held jointly with Katharine his wife, who survives, by gift of Thomas de Stratton, parson of the church of Blatherwyk, and Thomas de Stanes, parson of the church of Upmynstre, to them and the heirs begotten between them, with the king’s licence and by a fine levied in the king’s court. He held it of the king in chief, service not known.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Tuesday the feast of SS. Peter and Paul, 41 Edward III. Heirs as above.
HUNTINGDON. Inq. (indented) taken at St. Neots, Thursday the feast of St. Martin, 41 Edward III.
Giddyng. The manor, held jointly with Katharine his wife, who survives, by gift as above, of the king in chief by the grand serjeanty of being the king’s huntsman to chace and destroy all vermin, to wit, wolves, foxes and cats (catos) &c.
Groffham. The manor, with the advowson of the church.
Dilyngton. The manor.
In 38 Edward III he alienated these two manors and the advowson to John Knyvet, Nicholas de Stutle, William Belle, clerk, Walter Lasselus and Robert Wareyn, and their heirs. The manor of Dilington is held of the abbot of Rameseye, except one part which is held of the fee of Lovetot by knight’s service. The manor of Groffham is held of the earl of Stafford, as of the honor of Gloucester, by knight’s service.
Date of death and heirs as above.
Writ, 13 October, 41 Edward III.
LEICESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Halughton, Saturday after St. Andrew’ 41 Edward III.
Halughton. He held no lands &c. in the county, but long before his death, by his charter dated at Dilyngton, Tuesday in Easter week, 36 Edward III, he enfeoffed John Knyvet, Nicholas de Stukeley, John Engayne, the elder, and Walter Lasselles of (inter alia) his manor of Halughton (extent given, including an enclosed wood called ‘Asshawe’), held of the king, as of the honor of Peverel, service not known. There are also tolls of a market there, a moiety of which pertains to the said [manor].
He died outside [the realm] of England on the feast of SS. Peter and Paul last. Heirs as above.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Thomas, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 8 March, 42 Edward III.
LEICESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Hareburgh, Friday the eve of St. John the Baptist, 42 Edward III.
Halughton. The manor called ‘Engaynesmaner,’ held of the king, as of the honor of Peverell, in fee-tail, as appears by a fine (recited) levied at Westminster on the morrow of St. Martin, 12 Edward II, between John Engayn, querent, and Thomas de Arderne and Henry de Stradebrok, deforciants, concerning the manor of Halughton and the advowson of the church, whereby the said John acknowledged that Thomas and Henry had the premises by his gift, and they in return granted them to him for life, with remainder to John son of Nicholas Engayn and Joan daughter of Robert Peverell and the heirs of their bodies, and with remainder over to the right heirs of the querent. John son of Nicholas continued his estate in the premises all his life, and had issue Thomas Engayn, knight, now deceased, and Joyce, Elizabeth and Mary, the heirs mentioned in the first inquisition. After his father’s death Thomas continued his estate in the premises all his life, and after his death, since he died without heir of his body, they ought to descend to his said sisters as his heirs.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heirs as above.
Katharine, late his wife, has been in possession of the manor since his death, by what title the jurors know not.
Writ, 13 October, 41 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Branketre, Monday before St. Martin the Bishop, 41 Edward III.
Colne Engaigne. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held jointly with Katharine his wife, who survives, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by gift of Thomas de Straton, parson of the church of Blatherwyk, and Thomas de Stanes, parson of the church of Upmenstre. The manor is held of William de la Souche, service not known.
White Nottele. He lately held the manor; but four years and more before his death he enfeoffed John Knevet, knight, Nicholas de Stucle and Walter Lassels of the same, and afterwards the said John and Nicholas quitclaimed all their right therein to the said Walter and his heirs, so that Walter is sole tenant thereof in fee. The manor is held of Sir William de Ufford, knight, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee and 69s. 4d. rent yearly.
Upmenstre. A rent of a pair of gilt spurs yearly, price 6d., and the advowson of the church, the said rent to be received from the manor formerly belonging to John de Haveringge in Upmenstre. Of whom the rent with the advowson is held the jurors know not.
Date of death not given. Heirs as above.
HERTFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Ware, Tuesday before St. Martin the Bishop, 41 Edward III.
Hunsdon. The manor, whereof some time before his death he enfeoffed John Knevet, Nicholas Stukele, William Belle, clerk, Walter Lassels and Robert Waryn, who are still in seisin. The manor is held of the earl of Hertford and John Mounbray, knight, by knight’s service.
Date of death and heirs as in the Bedford inquisition.
Writ, 13 October, 41 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) taken at Bolewyk, Thursday after St. Edmund the Bishop, 41 Edward III.
Blatherwyk and Laxton. The manors (extents given), with the advowson of the church of Blatherwyk, held in fee tail jointly with Katharine his wife, who survives, by the king’s licence. The extent of Blatherwyk includes a wood called ‘le Hallestede,’ an enclosed park of 12a., yearly rents of 100s. in Blatherwyk and Bolewyk, and 6a. meadow called ‘Welond.’ There are no views of frankpledge in the manor because the king holds them in his hundred of Corby. The extent of Laxton includes a manor now in ruins, a wood called ‘Laxtonwod,’ and a view of frankpledge at Michaelmas.
Pixtesley. 14 virgates of land and meadow let at farm for 10 marks yearly, rents of assise of 14s. 4d. from free tenants by charter, and a rent of 1lb. pepper. The view of frankpledge there is worth 3s. 4d. yearly.
The manor of Blatherwyk, with the appurtenances in Bolewyk, is held of Ralph Basset of Weldon by service of a third part of a knight’s fee; and the manor of Laxton, with the appurtenances in Laxton and Pixtesley, is held of the king, as of the crown, by serjeanty and service of finding running dogs at his own costs to destroy wolves, foxes, cats (mireligos, catos) and other vermin in the counties of Northampton, Rutland, Oxford, Essex, Huntingdon and Buckingham, as well within the parks as without. Pyxteslee is parcel of the said serjeanty of Laxton.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heirs as above.
C. Edw. III. File 193. (12.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 26. (10.) (Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford.)
Writ to the escheator in co. Northampton to make a partition of the premises in Pightesle into three equal parts, and to deliver to Laurence and Elizabeth and William and Mary their respective pourparties thereof. Shene, 14 March, 42 Edward III. [Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1356–1368, pp. 377–8.]
E. Inq. P.M. File 26. (10.)
140. JOHN DE FERRARIIS, knight.
Writ, 2 May, 41 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) taken at Northampton, Thursday the feast of the Ascension, 41 Edward III.
He held no lands &c. in the county.
He died on 31 March, 41 Edward III. Robert de Ferrariis, his son, aged 7 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 2 May, 41 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. made at Chippenham, 12 June, 41 Edward III.
Broghton. The manor, held in right of Elizabeth his wife, who survives. Elizabeth holds it for life as jointly enfeoffed with one Fulk Lestrange, her former husband, deceased, the reversion belonging to the heirs of John Lestrange, father of Fulk. The manor is not held of the king, but of whom else it is held the jurors know not.
He died on 3 April last. Robert, son of the aforesaid John and Elizabeth, aged 7 years and more, is his heir.
BERKS. Inq. made at Neubury, 3 June, 41 Edward III.
Hampstedeferres and Aldeworth. The manors, held jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives, of the king in chief by knight’s service, by reason of a gift thereof which he made to Edmund de Morteyn and Richard de Stafforde, clerks, who re-enfeoffed him and Elizabeth, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to him and his heirs.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 2 May, 41 Edward III.
STAFFORD. Inq. taken at Stafford, 24 May, 41 Edward III.
Charteleye. The manor (extent given), held jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives, by gift of Edmund Morteyn and Richard Stafford, clerks, of Edward prince of Wales and Aquitaine, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, as of the honor of Chester, by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee. The extent includes a chief messuage in ruins, 5 fish-stews, the fishing in which is worth 10s. yearly, a park with deer, and another park called ‘le Luttele park.’
Drengeton. The hamlet (extent given), within the lordship of Charteleye, similarly held by gift of the same. It was formerly held of the lord of Charteleye by fealty and by service of doing suit to the court of Charteleye every three weeks, but it is now held of the honor of Chester by service as above.
He died in parts beyond seas on 2 April last. Heir as above.
SALOP. Inq. taken at Shrewsbury, 28 May, 41 Edward III.
Wrokwardyn. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of rendering 8l. yearly at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff.
Yeye. A toft and a carucate of land, held of the countess of March, as of her manor of Staunton Lacy, by service of 1lb. pepper yearly at Michaelmas.
He held all the premises in right of Elizabeth his wife, who survives. Elizabeth held them jointly with Fulk her former husband, son of John Lestraunge, by gift of the said John by a fine levied in the king’s court, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies, the reversion after her death belonging to the heirs of the said John because Fulk died without heir by her.
Place and date of death and heir as above.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Gloucestre, 6 June, 41 Edward III.
Bykenore. The manor (extent given, including 3a. meadow worth 6d. an acre when they can be reaped, on account of the overflowing of the water of Weye, a weir in the water of Weye, and the advowson of a church), held of the king in chief by service of rendering 15s. yearly at Newenham at Michaelmas.
Teynton. The manor (extent given), held jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives, of the king in chief by service of half a knight’s fee, by gift of John Fynch, parson of the church of Mogynton, and Geoffrey de Ideford, parson of the church of Teynton, to the said John and Elizabeth and the heirs of their bodies.
Beggeworth. A moiety of the manor (extent given), held of Ralph earl of Stafford, as of his manor of Thornbury, by knight’s service, in right of Elizabeth his wife, by gift of John Lestraunge to Fulk Lestraunge and the said Elizabeth, his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, the reversion belonging to the heirs of John Lestraunge because Fulk died without heir by Elizabeth. The extent includes the rent of Chapellond.
Place and date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 193. (13.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 26. (8.) (Berks and Gloucester.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 143. (Stafford and Salop.)
141. WILLIAM FLORENCE.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said William, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 28 November, 41 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Bokenham, Monday after the Epiphany, 41 Edward III.
Carleton Rode. 15a. land, which he acquired without the king’s licence from John de Orby, who held them of the king in chief, and which for that trespass were taken into the king’s hand long before his death under the description of 15a. land in Tybenham, and are still in the king’s hands. They are held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Tatishale, by what service the jurors know not.
He died about All Saints, 16 Edward III. Thomas de Staunton, his kinsman, aged 36 years and more, is his heir.
The escheators have been in possession of the land and received the issues and accounted for them in the Exchequer, as the jurors understand, from the time of the seizure until now.
Writ of ad quod dampnum to the escheator touching a proposal to restore the premises to Thomas de Stanton and grant him licence to enfeoff thereof William, parson of the church of Carleton Rode, Adam Ernold his brother, and Joan, daughter of the said Adam, to hold to them and the heirs of the said Joan. 10 November, 41 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Disse, Thursday after Martinmas, 41 Edward III.
It will not be to the damage of the king or anyone else if the above proposal is carried out. The land is held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Tatishall, service not known. The land so acquired by William and the land so taken into the king’s hand are one and the same tenement, and not different tenements. Thomas has other lands &c., which are held of Edmund de Thorp, services not known.
C. Edw. III. File 193. (14.)
142. ROBERT GREY.
Writ, 18 October, 41 Edward III.
OXFORD. Inq. made at Wytteneye, 27 October, 41 Edward III.
Wyvelcote. John Grey of Retherfeld, now deceased, acquired the manor, which was held of himself in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee, to him and Robert Grey his son, deceased, and the heirs male of the body of the latter, with reversion to his own right heirs. Robert Grey died without heir male of his body, whereby the lordship of the manor belongs to the king and his heirs.
Robert held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 19 August, 41 Edward III. The manor ought to revert to John Grey, son and heir of the said John Grey, deceased, aged 40 years and more, by form of the acquisition aforesaid.
C. Edw. III. File 193. (15.)

Footnotes

  • 1. The words in square brackets are supplied from the Exchequer copy.
  • 2. The words in square brackets are supplied from the Exchequer copy.
  • 3. The words in square brackets are an interlineation.
  • 4. The remainder of this case will be found on the Coram Rege Roll for Hilary Term, 42 Edward III, Rex, m. 11d.