Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 198

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M. C. B. Dawes. J. B. W. Chapman, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 198', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 12, Edward III, (London, 1938), pp. 169-187. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol12/pp169-187 [accessed 13 June 2024].

M. C. B. Dawes. J. B. W. Chapman. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 198", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 12, Edward III, (London, 1938) 169-187. British History Online, accessed June 13, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol12/pp169-187.

Dawes, M. C. B.. Chapman, J. B. W.. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 198", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 12, Edward III, (London, 1938). 169-187. British History Online. Web. 13 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol12/pp169-187.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 198

191. ALAN LA ZOUCHE, SON OF ROGER LA ZOUCHE.
Commission of certiorari to Thomas Cheyne, escheator, William Brightelegh, William Servynton and William Luscote to enquire what estate the said Alan had at his death in the manor of Northmolton, and to whose hands the manor has come and who has since received the issues. 25 May, 41 Edward III. By K. and C.
DEVON. Inq. taken before Thomas Cheyne, escheator, William Brithlegh and William Luscote at Northmolton, Monday after the Translation of St. Edward the King, 41 Edward III.
Northmolton. Roger la Souche was seised of the manor, to which the advowson of the church belonged, in demesne as of fee and right, and gave the same to Alan la Souche, his son, and Eleanor his son’s wife, and the heirs of their bodies. Alan and Eleanor were seised thereof and received the profits, and had issue Maud and Ellen. Maud married Robert de Holand, and Ellen Nicholas Seymore. Afterwards Alan died in seisin of the manor and advowson, and of other manors in other counties, in 1 Edward II, and Eleanor was in possession of the manor and advowson for nearly a year after his death. When she died, the said Robert and Maud and Nicholas and Ellen entered into the aforesaid manor and the other manors, as of the right and inheritance of Maud and Ellen, and a partition was made between them, so that the manor and advowson of Northmolton and certain manors in other counties fell to the pourparty of Nicholas and Ellen, who continued their estate therein, for nearly 8 years, as the jurors believe, and had issue a certain Nicholas Seymor. Afterwards Nicholas the father died; and after his death Ellen was in possession of the manor and advowson as her right and inheritance for nearly a quarter of a year. She afterward married Alan de Churleton, and they held the manor for nearly 30 years. Ellen died in seisin thereof, and after her death Alan de Churleton held it by the courtesy of England for nearly 15 years, and died in seisin. After his death the king caused the escheator to seize the manor into his hand, and by his writ caused it to be delivered to Nicholas son of Nicholas as son and heir of Ellen, who was in possession for half a year and died in seisin thereof. After his death the king, by reason of the minority of Richard, his son and heir, caused the manor to be seized by the escheator into his hands, and from that time received the issues thereof until by his letters patent he granted the custody of the manor and heir to the lady Isabel his daughter until the lawful age of the heir. The said lady is still receiving the issues.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (1.)
192. RICHARD DE STAUMFORD, or STAUNFORD.
Writ to the mayor of London to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Richard, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death, and what charges in mortmain were made by him on the said lands for chantries &c. 24 June, 41 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, 16 August, 41 Edward III.
The said Richard died in 18 Edward I, day not known, seised of:—
Parish of St. Dunstan in the West. A brewhouse in Fletestret, worth 8 marks yearly, which in his testament proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday before All Saints, 18 Edward I, he bequeathed to the prior and convent of Royston to provide a canon to celebrate divine service there for his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed. The prior and convent are still in possession and receive the issues and provide the canon. The tenement is held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
Richard has no heir now surviving, so far as the jurors can ascertain.
Another copy of the above.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (2.)
193. HENRY DE STOKES.
Writ to the mayor of London to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Henry, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death, and what charges in mortmain were made by him on the said lands for chantries &c. 24 June, 41 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, 4 August, 41 Edward III.
The said Henry died in 18 Edward I, day not known, seised of:—
Parish of All Hallows super Celarium. A tenement now worth 11 marks yearly, which in his testament proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday after St. M[artin], 18 Edward I, he bequeathed to his executors on condition that they or one of them, so long as they lived, should pay 11 marks yearly to two chaplains celebrating in the church of All Hallows super Celarium, one the mass of the Virgin Mary, and the other a requiem for the souls of himself and his father and mother. After the death of the executors he willed that the mayor or warden of London, with four discreet men of the said parish, should have power to present other fit chaplains to the same chantries. If the mayor or warden for the time being after the decease of the said priests or either of them should neglect or be unwilling to do this, he willed that the archdeacon of London, with the aforesaid four men, should within fifteen days after the decease of any priest appoint another in his place. The executors of the said Henry after his death gave the tenement by charter to one John Armenturs in fee, who gave it to Walter Waldesshef in fee, who held it and received the issues, but for how long the jurors know not, and died in seisin. After Walter’s death Thomas de Swanlond married Isabel his daughter and heir, and Thomas and Isabel held the tenement and received the issues until the present king took it into his own hand, by what title the jurors know not. The said king gave it to John de Wesenham in fee, who gave it by his charter to Adam Chaungeour in fee, who now holds it. John Madlee and Nicholas Suepston, now wardens of the said church, receive 5 1/2 marks yearly rent from the tenement by the hands of Adam aforesaid, and therewith provide one chaplain celebrating in the said church for the souls of the said Henry and all the faithful departed. Since Henry’s death the second chaplain has never been provided to celebrate in the church, nor have the churchwardens ever been seised of the other 5 1/2 marks yearly rent to provide a second chaplain. Whether any chaplain celebrating for the soul of Henry in the said church was ever provided before the tenement came into the hands of the aforesaid Adam the jurors are entirely ignorant. The tenement is held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
Henry has no heirs now surviving, so far as the jurors know at present.
Another copy of the above.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (3.)
194. PETER COSYN.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio before the mayor of London, 23 September, 41 Edward III.
Douuegate. He died in 20 Edward I, day not known. By his testament proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday after St. Valentine, 20 Edward I, he bequeathed 5 marks yearly rent out of that whole yearly rent which he had in Douuegate by purchase and gift of Reynold de Suff’ for the use of a chaplain celebrating for his soul and the souls of his wife and all the faithful departed in the church of All Hallows the Great (ad Fenum), at the altar of St. Thomas; provided that neither the rector nor any chaplain in the church should intermeddle with the same chaplain, but only the testator’s wife, children and executors while they lived, and thereafter trustworthy men of the parish. If the chaplain could not celebrate in the said church, he was to be placed in another church according to the order of the testator’s children and executors. Immediately after the death of Peter and his wife and children, trustworthy men of the parish, wardens of the work of the church for the time being, received the said rent and provided a chaplain (fn. 1) as aforesaid. Bartholomew Frestlyng and Richard de Preston, the present wardens, now receive the rent and provide the chaplain. Ralph de Blakeneye and Robert Turk hold the tenement whence the rent issues, which is worth 10l. a year. The said Peter also willed that Thomas his firstborn son and his heirs should maintain a wax light burning for ever before the shrine of St. Thomas at Canterbury out of the 12s. 6d. yearly rent to be received by them yearly from a messuage and shops formerly belonging to Robert Deumars in the corner of Douuegate in the parish of All Hallows the Great; and if they failed to maintain the light, he willed that the said rent should be delivered to the monks of Christchurch, Canterbury, for the maintenance of the same, each year at Christmas. The said Thomas all his life provided the light, and since his death the prior and monks of Christchurch have been seised of the said rent, and they now provide the light. Adam Rous, ‘leche,’ now occupies the tenement whence the rent of 12s. 6d. issues. The tenements aforesaid are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
The said Peter has no heirs now surviving, so far as the jurors understand at present.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (4.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 27. (9.)
195. HAMO BOX.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio before the mayor of London, 11 January, 41 Edward III.
Hamo Box died in 26 Edward I, day not known, seised of:— Parish of St. Michael on Cornhull. A yearly rent of 5 marks issuing from a tenement in the said parish which he purchased from Sir Robert de Rothyng, knight, and from another tenement in the same parish which he bought from Ralph Crepyn and Peter de Wautham. In his testament proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday after SS. Philip and James, 26 Edward I, he bequeathed the said rent for the perpetual support of a chaplain to celebrate for his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed in the church of St. Michael on Cornhull, and he willed that the said chaplain as often as necessary should be elected by the rector and four of the better parishioners, and admitted to the said chantry. Richard de Mytford, now rector, and Thomas Birch, Walter Pykenham, Gilbert Hoo and John Cok, ‘chaundeler,’ wardens of the work of the church, now receive the rent and provide the chaplain, to wit, William Thornhill. William Furneux, Thomas Mockyng and William Spark are tenants of the tenements whence the said rent issues, which are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
The said Hamo has no heirs now surviving, so far as the jurors understand at present.
Another copy of the above.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (5.)
196. JOAN FITZ WAUTER of Egremond.
Writ of plenius certiorari to the escheator touching an inquisition returned by him into Chancery whereby it was found that the said Joan, tenant in chief, died seised of a third part of the manor of Multon, whereof a parcel in Weston is held of William de Huntyngfeld by service of three-fourths of a knight’s fee and a clove, and the residue of various other lords in socage. The escheator is to enquire how much the parcel in Weston is worth, what land or meadow it contains, and what rents &c. pertain thereto. 6 July, 41 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Lincoln, Tuesday in Whitsun week, 42 Edward III.
Weston. She held 17s. 4d. rent from various free tenants there; and divers bondmen held a sixth part of a carucate of land of her, rendering 21s. yearly. She held all the above as parcel of the manor of Multon, which parcel is held of William de Huntyngfeld by knight’s service.
She held no other lands &c. in Weston.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (6.)
197. THOMAS SNODESLOND, or SNODILOND.
Writ to the mayor of London 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, and what charges in mortmain were made by him on the said lands for chantries &c. 24 June, 41 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, 12 August, 41 Edward III.
The said Thomas, rector of the church of St. Botolph by Billyngesgate, died on Thursday after Holy Trinity, 35 Edward III, seised of:—
Parish of St. Mary atte Hyll in Billyngesgate ward. A tenement worth 13s. 4d. yearly, whereof 2s. 6d. yearly is paid to the church of St. Mary atte Hille, and 4s. 2d. yearly for the repair of the tenement because it is ruinous.
Parish of St. Leonard, Estchepe, in London Bridge ward. Two small tenements with 2 shops and 2 solars built over, worth 32s. yearly.
Parish of St. Peter by the Austin Friars in Bradstret ward. A tenement with a small garden, worth 33s. 4d. yearly.
Joan Snodilond, aged 42 years and more, and Beatrice Snodilond, aged 32 years and more, are his sisters and heirs.
The said Thomas, in his testament proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London for common pleas held on Monday the feast of St. Petronilla, 35 Edward III, bequeathed all the premises to Andrew Pykeman, Ralph de Morton, John de Pountfreyt, the elder, and Thomas de Mordon, ‘chaundeler,’ parishioners of St. Botolph, and their successors, to maintain and provide a chaplain to celebrate morning mass in the chapel of St. Botolph for his soul and other souls, and for the weal of the brethren of the fraternity of the said chapel for ever, on condition that, if the premises should not suffice for the support of the chaplain, then he bequeathed them to the aforesaid parishioners in aid of the support of the chaplain celebrating the morning mass of the parishioners and the brethren of the said fraternity. The said Andrew, Ralph, John and Thomas have been in possession of the premises and received the issues thereof since his death, and have always provided a chaplain, the present one being Nicholas de Wavendon, to celebrate as aforesaid. All the premises are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
Another copy of the above.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (7.)
198. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM CROCHEMAN.
Writ after the death of the said John, who has died a minor in the king’s wardship. 18 November, 41 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Samford, Wednesday the morrow of the Conversion of St. Paul, 42 Edward III.
Samford. The said John, whose father held of the heir of William de Welle, a minor in the king’s wardship, by knight’s service, died while a minor in the king’s wardship. He held no lands &c. of the king in chief on the day of his death, but he held 153a. arable, 4a. meadow, 1a. pasture, 4 1/2a. wood and 18d. rent in Samford of Henry de Kokeshale and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of William de Welle aforesaid, as of the right of the said Joan, by service of 35s. 10d. yearly.
He died on the feast of the Annunciation last. William his son, aged 5 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (8.)
199. BENET DE FULSHAM.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Benet, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 24 October, 41 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Rochester, 5 September, 42 Edward III. (Defaced by gall.)
Little Chatham. 60a. land, held of the king in chief, as of the castle of Ledes which is in the king’s hand, by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
He died on 22 February, 39 Edward III. Richard de Fulsham, his son, aged 22 years on 7 March last, is his heir.
John de Tye, the escheator, has received the issues of the premises since Benet’s death and answered for them at the Exchequer. The said Benet held no other lands &c. of the king in chief in the county because one Thomas de Thornton acquired certain tenements called Great Delce from John de Mereworth, knight, before Benet’s death, together with the marriage of Benet’s heir, who was married before Benet’s death to [the daughter?] of the said Thomas de Thornton. The tenements of Great Delce are held of John de Mereworth aforesaid by service of a pair of gilt spurs yearly at his manor of Mereworth, at Michaelmas.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (9.)
200. WILLIAM DE FELTON, knight.
Writ, 12 July, 41 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) taken at Bodyngton, Friday after the Decollation of St. John, 41 Edward III.
Bodyngton. The manor (extent given), held of Edward, prince of Wales, by knight’s service, as of the honor of Chester, in fee tail, by virtue of a fine (recited) made in the king’s court at Westminster in the quindene of Trinity, 9 Edward II, between William de Felton, querent, and Robert de Felton, deforciant, touching the manors of Edlincham, co. Northumberland, and Bodyngton, co. Northampton; whereby the manors were settled on William for life, with successive remainders to William his son and the heirs of his body, to Robert de la Vale and Alice his wife and the heirs male of the body of Alice, to John de Fenewyk and Eleanor his wife and the heirs male of the body of Eleanor, and to the right heirs of the said William de Felton. The extent includes 2 carucates of land in demesne, various pieces of meadow and pasture, and some rents. The carucates, meadow, and rents are held of the lord de Insula by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died in Spain on 20 March last. John de Felton, knight, son of William de Felton father of the deceased, aged 28 years and more at Easter last, is heir male in tail by virtue of the above fine.
Writ, 12 July, 41 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Newcastle upon Tyne, in the castle there, 16 September, 41 Edward III.
Matfen West. William de Felton, grandfather of the deceased, gave the manor (extent given), with the undermentioned tenements in Naffirton and Lourbodill thereto belonging, to William de Felton his son, lately deceased, father of the deceased, and the heirs of his body, with successive remainders to Constance daughter of John de Felton and the heirs male of her body, to Alice daughter of William de Felton aforesaid and the heirs male of her body, to Eleanor daughter of William de Felton aforesaid and the heirs male of her body, and to the right heirs of William de Felton the father. The manor and said tenements are held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by knight’s service.
Naffirton. 100a. demesne land and 5a. meadow in the hands of tenants at will rendering 40s. yearly, 4 husband-lands in the hands of tenants at will rendering 30s. yearly, a cottage, and a yearly rent of 4l. issuing from tenements which John Scurtevill holds freely in fee.
Lourbodill. A messuage, a husband-land, and a waste cottage, in the hands of tenants at will rendering 3s. 4d. yearly.
Edlyngeham. William de Felton, grandfather of the deceased, held for his life by grant of Robert de Felton the manor of Edlyngeham (extent given), with the undermentioned tenements in Lemotton, Neuton and Whityngham thereto belonging, with remainder to William his son, father of the deceased, and the heirs of his body, and with further remainders to Robert de la Vale and others, as in the previous inquisition. The said manor and tenements are held of Sir Henry de Percy, as of the barony of Benley, by service of rendering a sparrowhawk or 6d. yearly at Midsummer. The extent includes a several pasture called ‘le Haynyng.’
Lemotton. 40a. demesne land in the hands of tenants at will rendering 20s. yearly, 5a. meadow, 7 husband-lands in the hands of tenants at will rendering 48s. yearly, one waste husband-land, and 6 cottages in the hands of tenants at will rendering 12s. yearly.
Neuton. 12d. rent.
Whityngham. A messuage and a husband-land, held of Robert de Hawelay, as of the right of Beatrice his wife, by knight’s service.
Staumfordham. The deceased held in demesne as of fee certain tenements in Staumfordham of the duke of Lancaster by knight’s service, to wit, 3 tofts, 90a. land, 50a. meadow in the hands of tenants at will rendering 10l. yearly, a watermill, and 9 husband-lands in the hands of tenants at will rendering 60s. yearly.
Southmilneburn. He also held in demesne as of fee a moiety of the manor of Southmilneburn (extent given) of Robert de Eure, as of the manor of Cryklawe, by service of 1/4d. yearly at Christmas.
He held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
He died on Monday in the fourth week of Lent last, without heir of his body, so that John de Felton, knight, his brother, son of the aforesaid William de Felton his father, is his next heir to the manors, lands &c. named in the above entails, and is 26 years of age and more. William son of Robert de Hilton son of Eleanor de Felton, his sister, aged 11 years, and Robert son of Robert de Swynburn son of Agnes de Felton, sister of Eleanor, aged 10 years, are his heirs to the aforesaid lands &c. held in fee simple.
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. 18 May, 42 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Newcastle upon Tyne, in the castle there, Wednesday before St. Mary Magdalen, 42 Edward III.
Matfen West and Nafirton. William de Felton, grandfather of the deceased, gave certain lands &c. in Matfen West and Nafirton called ‘Brafirtonland’ to William his son lately deceased, father of the deceased, and the heirs of his body, with remainders to Constance and others, as in the last inquisition. The aforesaid lands &c. contain 120a. land and meadow and are in the hands of tenants at will rendering 20s. yearly.
The deceased also held the following in demesne as of fee simple, to wit, at Matfen a capital messuage, 200a. land in demesne by the lesser hundred, 30a. waste of the demesne, 40a. meadow, 7 husband-lands in the hands of tenants at will rendering 20s. yearly, one waste husband-land, 10 cottages in the hands of tenants at will rendering 10s. yearly, 3 waste cottages, and a watermill; at Nafirton, which is appurtenant to the said town of Matfen, 100a. demesne land and 5a. meadow in the hands of tenants at will rendering 20s. yearly, a cottage, and a rent of 4l. yearly issuing from tenements which John de Scrutevyl holds freely in fee; and at Lourbotill, which is appurtenant to the said town of Matfen, a messuage, a husband-land, and a waste cottage, in the hands of tenants at will rendering 3s. 4d. yearly.
All the lands &c. aforesaid are held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by knight’s service.
Edlyngeham. William de Felton, grandfather of the deceased, held for his life by grant of Robert de Felton three-fourths of the manor (extent given), except the land called ‘Chesewykland,’ with remainders as in the last inquisition. The extent includes three-fourths of a several pasture called ‘le Hayning.’ The deceased was seised in demesne as of fee simple of a fourth part of the said manor (extent given).
He was also seised in demesne as of fee simple of all the following:—
Lemotton. A moiety of the town (extent given, consisting of the premises detailed in the last inquisition). The other moiety is held of him by service of rendering 13s. 4d. yearly, whereof he died seised in fee simple.
Le Neuton. Lands &c. rendering 12d. yearly and a waste husband-land called ‘Chesewykland.’
The three-fourths of the aforesaid manor with the fourth part, the moiety of Lemotton and the premises in Le Neuton, are held of Sir Henry de Percy, as of the barony of Benley, by service of a sparrow-hawk or 6d. yearly at Midsummer.
Whitingham. A messuage and a husband-land, held as in the last inquisition.
Swynleyscheles. A plot of land so called, held of Henry de Percy by knight’s service.
Stamfordham and Hogh. Two-thirds of the town (extent given, consisting of the premises detailed in the last inquisition), held of the countess of Pembroke by knight’s service.
Ulkeston. A rent of 31s. 8d. issuing from the town.
Southmilnburn. A moiety of the manor (extent given), held of Robert de Eure, as of the manor of Criklawe, by service of 1/4d. yearly at Christmas.
Le Pastur’. A plot of land so called, held of Gilbert Umfravil, earl of Angus, by knight’s service.
The deceased was also seised in fee simple of 25l. rent issuing from all the tenements aforesaid in Matfen West and Nafirton by grant of the king to William de Felton, his father, dated 29 July, 12 Edward III.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died in the fourth week of Lent, 41 Edward III, without heir of his body, so that John de Felton, knight, his brother, son of William his father, aged 26 years and more, is his heir to the premises named in the aforesaid entails. William son of Robert de Hilton, aged 12 years and more, son of Eleanor de Felton his sister, and Thomas son of Robert de Swynburn, aged 11 years and more, son of Agnes de Felton, Eleanor’s sister, are his heirs to the premises held in fee simple.
Mandate for the tenor of the record and process of the plea between Edward III and John de Felton, knight, in 43 Edward III, touching the lands &c. late of William de Felton father of William de Felton brother of the said John,—which plea was sent coram rege in the above year,—to be returned into Chancery under the seal of J. de Cavendissh, chief justice. 13 February, 2 [Richard II].
Pleas coram rege at Westminster, Trinity term, 43 Edward III, rot. xxij. among the placita regia, as follows:—
Writ to John Knyvet and his fellows, justices, remitting to them for further action the record and process of a plea before the king in Chancery between the above parties. 7 July, 43 Edward III.
The said record and process. Pleas before the king in Chancery at Westminster in the octave of Michaelmas, 43 Edward III. The king issued a writ to the sheriff of Northumberland, dated 26 October, 42 Edward III, reciting that, whereas in pursuance of the first of the above Northumberland inquisitions the king on 6 November, 41 Edward III, ordered all the manors &c. which were found by that inquisition to have been held by William de Felton, knight, in fee tail, to be delivered to John de Felton, who was found to be the heir in tail, representations have now been made to the king on behalf of William de Hilton, son of Eleanor one of the sisters and heirs of the said William de Felton, and Thomas, son of Agnes late the wife of Robert de Swynborne, his other sister and heir, that the lands so delivered to the said John as held in fee tail are the same lands as those found by a subsequent inquisition to have been held by the said William de Felton in fee simple (except certain lands in Matfen West and Nafferton called ‘Brafertonland’), for which reason the petitioners, who are next heirs of the said William de Felton, pray the king to order that all the lands so held in fee simple may be seized into the king’s hand to be delivered to them when they reach full age; and ordering the sheriff to warn the said John to be before the king in Chancery in the quinzaine of Martinmas next to shew cause why all the said lands &c. (except those called ‘Brafertonland’) should not be resumed into the king’s hand. The sheriff returned that he had warned the said John by Robert de Louthre and Gilbert de Vaus. After several adjournments John appears in the Chancery by his attorney in the octave of Trinity, 43 Edward III, and says, with regard to the rent of 25l. mentioned in the second inquisition, that William de Felton who last died was seised of the lands &c. in Matfen West, Nafferton and Lourbodill, from which the rent was alleged to be forthcoming, in fee tail (except for 80a. land), the reversion thereof belonging to the same William and his heirs in fee simple, discharged of the said rent, and that he did not die in seisin of the rent, as is alleged in the second inquisition. As to the 80a. land the said John says that he has no estate in them or in any rent issuing from them. As to the rest of the premises which the king seeks to resume, he says that they are the same as the premises mentioned in the first inquisition, except the rent of 25l., and that William de Felton, his father, who was also father of William who last died, held them in fee tail, as is stated by the first inquisition. Michael Skillyng, who sues for the king, says that the last William de Felton was seised of all the manors &c. aforesaid, and of the rent of 25l., in fee simple, not fee tail, as is stated by the second inquisition. Thereupon the case was remitted to be heard coram rege in the quinzaine of Midsummer following, and the sheriff of Northumberland was ordered to send a jury.
Per Recorda de anno xliij.
After various adjournments at Westminster the case was heard before Thomas de Ingelby, justice (John Stryvelyn being associated with him), on a writ of nisi prius, on Saturday after St. Peter’s Chains, 46 Edward III, at Newcastle upon Tyne. John de Felton produced in evidence of his right, and for the information of the jurors, (1) as to the tenements in Matfen West, Nafferton and Lourbodill, an undated charter whereby it was found that William de Felton, knight, grandfather of the said John, granted the same to William his son in fee tail by the name of all the lands &c. which he had by gift of Thomas de Blithe, John de Hadham, Richard de Brafferton and Robert de Ponthorp in the above towns, with successive remainders to Constance daughter of John de Felton, his son, and the heirs male of her body, to Alice daughter of the said William de Felton, knight, and the heirs male of her body, to Eleanor daughter of the same William de Felton and the heirs male of her body, and to the right heirs of the same William de Felton; (2) as to a fourth part of the manor of Edlyngham, a moiety of the town of Lemotton, 13s. 4d. rent in Lemotton, certain lands &c. and a husband-land called ‘Chesewykland’ in Neuton, and a messuage and a husband-land in Whytyngham, part of a fine levied in the king’s court in the quinzaine of Trinity, 9 Edward II, between William de Felton the grandfather, querent, and Robert de Felton, deforciant, touching the manor of Edlyncham, which comprises the aforesaid tenements, whereby Robert settled the manor on the said William for life, with successive remainders to William his son and the heirs of his body, to Robert de la Vale and Alice, his wife, and the heirs male of the body of Alice, to John de Fenwyk and Eleanor, his wife, and the heirs male of the body of Eleanor, and to the right heirs of the said William de Felton; and (3) as to the 25l. rent, letters of the present king, dated at Northampton, 29 July, 12 Edward III, releasing to William de Felton, knight, what is due from him of the rent of 25l. payable by him and his tenants for certain lands in Matfen West and Nafferton, and granting to him what is due thereof from the tenants. [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1338–1340, p. 119.] Thereupon the jurors, after examining the said evidences, say that William de Felton who last died was seised in fee tail of all the lands &c. in Matfen West, Nafferton and Lourbodill from which the rent of 25l. is alleged by the second inquisition to be forthcoming, except the said 80a. land, with reversion to the same William and his heirs in fee simple, discharged of the said rent, and did not die seised of the rent, as is alleged in the second inquisition. As to all the manors &c. contained in the first inquisition, except the rent of 25l., they say that William de Felton, John’s father, and also the last William, held them in fee tail in form aforesaid. They also say that the present king by his letters patent aforesaid gave the rent of 25l. to William the father and his heirs, as above, and that John de Felton has no estate in the said 80a. land, or in any rent issuing therefrom. So it is awarded that he go sine die, saving always the right of the king &c.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (10.)
201. WALTER DE HOPTON, knight.
Writ, 12 January, 41 Edward III.
HEREFORD and the march of wales. Inq. taken at Ludeford, 12 February, 42 Edward III.
Netherstaunton. The manor (extent given), held of the heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, a minor in the king’s wardship, by service of one knight’s fee.
Overstaunton in the march of Wales. 13s. rent of free tenants, held of the heir of Geoffrey de Cornubia, a minor in the king’s wardship, as of the manor of Stepelton, by service of a pair of white spurs, price 6d., at Michaelmas.
Loggarnes in the said march. A meadow, held of Philip de Weston by service of 1d. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the said county or march.
He died on 10 November last. John, son of John son of Alan de Cherleton, and of Elizabeth wife of the said John son of Alan, daughter of the said Walter, aged 23 years and more, is his heir.
SALOP. Inq. taken at Lodelowe, 12 February, 42 Edward III.
Hopton. The manor, held of Richard earl of Arundel by knight’s service.
Sandford. The hamlet, held of the same earl by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (11.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 28. (2.)
202. WALTER DE HESLARTON, knight.
Writ, 20 January, 41 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, Saturday after St. Agatha, 42 Edward III.
Wharrom Percy. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee and by suit to the county (court) of York every six weeks.
Sutton upon Derwent. The manor, with Cathwayt its member (extent given), held jointly with Eufemia his wife, who survives, of Henry de Percy, as of his manor of Topcliff, by knight’s service. The extent of Sutton includes a small wood called ‘le Parke,’ and a fishery in the water of Derwent with a ferry across the water in the hands of tenants at will rendering 46s. 8d. The extent of Cathwayt includes a pasture called ‘Jouetwylwes’ and 7 grissemanni rendering 46s. 8d. yearly.
Scorby. The manor (extent given), with tenements in Staynfordbrig, held jointly, as above, of the said Henry de Percy by knight’s service. The extent of Scorby includes a several pasture called ‘le Hagg,’ and various plots called ‘Holker’ and ‘Neuland of Forland.’ The tenements at Staynfordbrig include a common oven. There is also a fair on the day of St. Edmund the King, the feast of Holy Trinity, and the feast of St. Mary Magdalene.
Kernetby. The manor (extent given), held jointly, as above, of Henry de Percy by knight’s service. The extent includes a chief messuage called ‘le Parke.’
York. A tenement in St. Saviour’s Street, held jointly, as above, of the king in burgage of the said city.
Ilkelay. The manor (extent given), held of Henry de Percy by knight’s service and a rent of 24s. yearly.
Wylton in Pykerynglith. The manor (extent given), held of the duke of Lancaster, as of the honor of Pykeryng, in socage and by service of 6s. 8d. yearly. The extent includes 36s. rent of cottars, to wit, grissemanni.
Nessefeld. Robert de Plumpton held of the said Walter the manor of Nessefeld by knight’s service, but for what portion of a fee the jurors know not.
The said Walter held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
He died on Friday before Michaelmas last. Simon de Heslarton, knight, his uncle, aged 50 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 20 January, 41 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, Saturday after St. Scolastica, 42 Edward III.
Ilkelay. The manor, held as above.
Wharrom Percy. Adam son of William and Bertram Dughty, clerks, were seised of the manor (extent given) and the advowson of the church, held as above, and granted them to Robert de Percy, lord of Wharrom Percy, for his life, with successive remainders to Peter de Percy, his son, and the heirs of his body, and to Henry de Percy, lord of Spofford, and his heirs. Robert died seised in form aforesaid, whereupon Peter entered and died in seisin. After his death Eustachia, his daughter and heir, was seised in fee tail, and died in seisin of such estate. After her death Walter de Heslarton aforesaid, her son and heir, entered by virtue of the entail aforesaid, and died without heir of his body. Henry de Percy, lord of Spofford that now is, is heir to Henry lord of Spofford aforesaid, on whom the remainder was entailed, and is 40 years of age and more.
Sutton upon Derwent. The manor, with Cathwayt its member, held as above.
Scorby. The manor, with tenements in Staynfordbrigg, held as above.
Kernetby. The manor, held as above.
York. A tenement, held as above.
Wylton in Pykerynglith. The manor, held as above, except 10 marks yearly rent issuing therefrom granted to Robert de Ne[uton?] for term of his life, as appears by Walter’s charter made long before his death.
Nessefeld. The manor, held as above.
He held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
Date of death and heir (to all the premises except the manor of Wharrom Percy) as above.
Writ of certiorari super causa capcionis touching the lands &c. which were of the inheritance of the mother of the said Walter in Wharrom Percy, Sutton upon Derwent and elsewhere. 10 March, 42 Edward III.
YORK. Certificate by the escheator that he found by an inquisition taken ex officio that Robert Percy, lord of Wharrom Percy, gave the manor of Wharrom Percy, which is held of the king in chief by knight’s service, with the advowson of the church, and also the manors of Kernetby, Sutton upon Derwent and Ilkelay and all other his lands &c. in Scorby and Staynfordbrigg, to Adam son of William and Bertram Dughty, chaplains, and their heirs, without the king’s licence, about 70 years ago in the time of Edward I, and that Adam and Bertram subsequently enfeoffed the said Robert, without the king’s licence, of all the manors &c. aforesaid for the term of his life, with successive remainders to Peter de Percy, his son, and the heirs of his body, and to Henry de Percy, lord of Spofford, and his heirs. The manor of Wharrom Percy is worth 20l. yearly, and the other premises are held of the lord de Percy, as of his manor of Topcliff, and are worth 120l. yearly. Therefore the escheator took all the premises into the king’s hand, and for that reason they are still there.
(Writ missing.)
YORK. Assignment of dower to Eufemia late the wife of the said Walter, made at Wharrumpercy, 12 April, 42 Edward III. (Stained with gall and illegible in places.)
Wharrum. A messuage which Master Peter Lyelff, formerly vicar of the church of Wharrum, lately held, and a cottage called ‘le Prestehous,’ with a close and land annexed, in recompense of her dower of the chief messuage of the manor; a cottage which John de Cawod lately held, with the gardens and lands thereto belonging; 9 bovates of the demesne lands lying throughout the whole field along the paths between the demesne lands and the lands of the tenants at will on the west side in a shot (cultura) called ‘Medelgates,’ and so in the same way throughout the whole field; a messuage formerly in the tenure of Reynold Martynson, with 3 bovates of land thereto belonging next to the metes dividing the demesnes from the lands of the tenants at will on the east side in the same shot, and so throughout the whole field; . . bovates of land in the tenure of John son of Robert adjoining the last named 3 bovates throughout the field; a messuage and 2 bovates of land in the tenure of Walter del Hill; a messuage and 2 bovates of land in the tenure of Reynold de Cawod; the like in the tenure of John Pryket (?) and Alice his mother; the like in the tenure of William del Hill; a third part of 2 bovates of land in the tenure of William son of Geoffrey lying on the south side (propinquiores sole) in Medelgates and so throughout the whole field; a cottage with lands belonging thereto in the tenure of Walter de Cawod; ‘le Cotegarthe’ at the south end of the town; a cottage in the tenure of John le Schephird and a cottage called ‘le Stable’ late in the tenure of John son of Thomas, both with lands adjoining; a waste toft formerly in the tenure of Broune Robyn next the rectory, with the lands belonging thereto; similar waste tofts formerly in the tenures of William Whyt and Emma Henrykesson; a third part of the profit of the watermill there with suit and other appurtenances in common; a third of the profit of the common oven and a third part ‘del kylne,’ with suit &c. in common; a third part of the profit of a pond called ‘Milndam’ on the north side of the town; a third part of the profit of a pond on the south side of the town, in common; a third part of the common pasture, as in agistment and other profits; and a third of the profit of the manor court.
Wilton in Pikerynglyth. A third part of the manor, to wit, a house called ….,…. called ‘le Hempgarth’ and ‘le Stakgarth’ entire from the highway in front to the end of the grange behind towards the east, as appears by the metes and bounds, and ‘le Northgarth’ entire on the east and north of the said grange towards the field (?), as it is enclosed by hedges along the way leading to the field on the north side of the same way, with free entrance and exit by the way and by the field; the whole of ‘le Fyschdam’ with free entrance and exit, in recompence of her dower of the castle of the manor of Wilton within the ditch and [of] a close adjoining the castle outside the ditch; a third part of the profits of an oven and a forge there; a third of the profit of the court of the whole manor; …………….; a third part of 5 bovates of land called ‘le Bordland’ lying towards the south throughout the whole field, to wit, ‘le Northclyft,’ ‘Southclyft’ and ‘le Westclyft,’ with ‘le Emeflete’ (?), with free entrance and exit……..; a bovate of land and a third part of a bovate which Henry Avenell (?) holds ….. (mainly illegible but containing names of other tenants).
Ilkeley. A third part of the profit of a watermill there with suit and other profits belonging thereto; a third part of the profit of an oven with ‘le kylnhous’ there; a third part of a fishery in the water of Qwerf throughout the whole lordship of Ilkeley; a third part of the profit of a wood there called ‘Ilkeleywod’; a third part of the service of Robert de Plumton for his manor of Nessefeld, and 8s. 4d. of free rent which Robert renders yearly; 4s. 6d. yearly rent issuing from lands which Thomas de Malton, knight, holds there, with fines of the wapentake there and a third part of the service …….. lands and tenements aforesaid; 7 3/4d. and the third part of a farthing yearly of the free rent of Richard Stolle ……. with a third part of the said Richard’s service for his lands and tenements aforesaid; 7s. yearly of the free rent of John Mohaut, with a third part of his service for his lands &c.; 8s. yearly rent from Uframia de Midelton, lady of Stubhom, for the millpond and attachments on the soil of the lordship of Ilkeley; 2s. 5 1/4d. a year of the free rent of the said [John] Mohaut and a third part of his service for lands &c. which he holds there; 1/4d. rent from John son and heir of Thomas Scallewra, with a third part of his service for the lands &c. which he holds there; and a third part of the profit of the court of Ilkeley manor, with suits and other profits thereto belonging.
The escheator has taken the oath of Eufemia not to marry without the king’s licence.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (12.)
203. JOHN HOUDLO, or DE HOUDLO, of Horndon.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said John, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 30 November, 41 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Horndon, Saturday, 12 February, 42 Edward III.
The said John died on 22 September, 22 Edward III, holding:—
Horndon. 16a. land, held of the king, as of the honor of Reylegh. Isabel his wife, who was jointly enfeoffed in the said land, survived her husband until Ascension day next following, and received the issues. Since her death Sir William de Bohoun, late earl of Northampton, who held the honor of Reylegh at farm of Philippa queen of England, and his executors, have received the profits of the marriage of the heir of the said John and the custody of the said land to the present day.
A built-on messuage, held of Hugh Malegraff by service of 12d. a year, and a moiety of a built-on messuage, held of the same by service of 8d. a year. Of these the said Hugh receives the profits.
A moiety of a built-on messuage and 2a. land, held of the lord of Aredenehalle by service of 2s. 6d. yearly. Of these the said lord receives the issues.
6a. land and meadow, held of William Andreu by service of 3s. 10d. yearly. Of these the said William receives the profit.
Richard, lawful son of the said John, is his heir, and was born in Horndon on 20 December, 19 Edward III, so that he was 22 years of age in December last.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (13.)
204. ROBERT DEL ISLE, or ILE, of Wodeburn.
Writ, 20 October, 41 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Burton on le Stather, Monday after the Sunday on which is sung Quasimodo geniti, 42 Edward III.
Salclyf. A bovate of land, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Whiten. 10l. yearly rents of free tenants, held of John duke of Lancaster by knight’s service.
Appelby. 70a. land, besides 80a. land and 60a. meadow given to Thomas his son with the king’s licence, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Date of death not known. Robert, son of Robert del Ile the younger, deceased, son of the said Robert del Ile the elder, aged 12 years and more, is heir of the same Robert the elder, now deceased.
Writ, 20 October, 41 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken in the castle of Newcastle upon Tyne, Wednesday in the third week of Lent, 42 Edward III.
Southgosseford. Long before his death, to wit, on 10 March, 36 Edward III, he enfeoffed Thomas del Isle and Agnes del Isle by his charter of the manor of Southgosseford, to hold to them and their heirs of the chief lords of the fee, rendering to him and his heirs for the three first years after the feoffment 40s. a year, for the next five years 5 marks a year, and for the next eight years 20 marks a year, with proviso for re-entry in case of arrears. The rent of 5 marks was in arrear for 40 days at the term of St. Martin last, whereupon Robert, son of Robert son and heir of Robert del Isle now deceased, entered into the manor and keeps it in his possession. The manor is held of Henry de Scrop, as of the barony of Whalton, by service of rendering 4s. for castleguard and 14d. for cornage.
He died on Tuesday the feast of SS. Peter and Paul last. Heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (14.)
205. ROBERT DE OGLE.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Robert, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 1 May, 41 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Baumburgh, Wednesday after Palm Sunday, 42 Edward III.
Saltwyk. 2 messuages and 2 husband-lands, held of the king in chief, as parcel of the barony of Merley.
Ogle. The manor (extent given), with the castle, held of Henry le Scrop, knight, as of the barony of Walton, by knight’s service, suit of court, and service of 6s. 8d. and 14 1/2d. for cornage. The extent includes a moor called ‘Butirsid,’ which abuts on ‘le Quarellforde’ at ‘le Northhond,’ and so over ‘le Burn’ to ‘le Middeldik,’ and so from ‘le Middeldik’ to ‘Homerisfenmire,’ and so from ‘Homerisfenburn’ to the march of Bicchefeld.
Twysell Parva. The manor (extent given), held of the heir of the baron of Greystok by knight’s service and service of 3s. 4d. for castleguard and 13d. for cornage.
Shylmynton (sic). The manor (extent given) with the town of the same, except an eighteenth part of the manor and town which is in the hands of John de Fenwyk. The manor is held of the heir of the baron of Graystok by knight’s service, suit of court every three weeks, and service of 6s. 8d. yearly and 13 1/2d. for cornage.
Aldworth. 50a. land entirely waste, held of David de Strabolgi, earl of Athels, as of the barony of Mitford, by service of 6s. 8d. yearly.
Langwotton. A chief messuage, 40a. land and meadow in the hands of tenants at will rendering 13s. 4d. yearly, 6 husband-lands, of which 3 are in the hands of tenants at will rendering 30s. yearly and 3 are waste, 9 other husband-lands, of which 7 are in the hands of tenants at will rendering 46s. 8d. yearly and 2 are waste, 9 cottages, of which 4 are in the hands of tenants at will rendering 10s. yearly and 5 are entirely waste, and a cottage in the hands of a tenant at will rendering 2s. 6d. yearly. The premises are held of Henry de Percy by knight’s service and by rendering to the king by the hands of the sheriff of Northumberland 2s. 5 3/4d. at the feasts of St. Cuthbert in March and September for forest dues, and 12d. at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist for ‘feussilver.’
The said Robert died on Thursday the feast of Corpus Christi, 38 Edward III. Robert son of Robert son of the said Robert, aged 14 years and more, is his heir.
Immediately after his death the king granted to Joan de Saumford the custody of the premises and the marriage of the heir, and she sold them to John de Hatfeld, who has been in possession since Robert’s death.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (15.)
206. MARGARET LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN DE PYPE, or PIPE.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Margaret, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 5 November, 41 Edward III.
SALOP. Inq. taken at Bruggenorth, 26 January, 42 Edward III.
Fayntre. A messuage, a carucate of land, and 8s. 8d. rent of free tenants, held of the king in chief by service of rendering 4s. yearly at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff of Salop at Michaelmas, and doing suit every month to the county (court) of Salop.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on 3 November, 35 Edward III. James her son, aged 24 years and more, is her heir.
The premises have been in the king’s hands since Margaret’s death, and the king has received the profits by the hands of the escheator of Salop.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (16.)
207. ISABEL LATE THE WIFE OF HENRY DE SWYNHOWE.
Writ, 26 October, 41 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken in the castle of Newcastle upon Tyne, Wednesday in the third week of Lent, 42 Edward III.
Howyk. Three-fourths of a messuage and 18a. land in the hands of tenants at will rendering 15s. yearly, and a fourth part and an eighth part of the mill of Howyk in the hands of tenants at will rendering 30s. yearly. The premises are held of the king by fealty and for three parts of 1lb. pepper for all services, by reason of the forfeiture of John Mautalent.
She held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
She died on Saturday the eve of the Assumption last. Walter de Swynhowe, her son, aged 30 years and more, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 198. (17.)
208. GEOFFREY DE GATACRE.
SALOP. Inq. taken ex officio at Bruggenorth, 10 November, 41 Edward III.
Sutton. The hamlet, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Gateacre. The manor, held of William de la Souche of Haryngworth, service not known.
Lythe Magna. Lands let at farm for 26s. 8d. yearly, held of Edward le Botiler, service not known.
He died on 4 September, 19 Edward III. After his death Thomas his son entered into the premises, and he has received the profits since then without doing homage, fealty, relief or anything else due to the king.
E. Inq. P.M. File 26. (15.)

Footnotes

  • 1. The name of the chaplain is given as Thomas Preston in the Exchequer copy.