Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 209

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M. C. B. Dawes. J. B. W. Chapman, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 209', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 12, Edward III, (London, 1938) pp. 333-351. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol12/pp333-351 [accessed 18 May 2024].

M. C. B. Dawes. J. B. W. Chapman. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 209", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 12, Edward III, (London, 1938) 333-351. British History Online, accessed May 18, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol12/pp333-351.

Dawes, M. C. B.. Chapman, J. B. W.. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 209", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 12, Edward III, (London, 1938). 333-351. British History Online. Web. 18 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol12/pp333-351.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 209

343. JOHN DE EDYNDON, knight.
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 April, 43 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Winchester, 3 May, 43 Edward III.
He held no lands &c. in the county.
He died on 24 August, 41 Edward III. Heir not known.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (1.)
344. WILLIAM EYOT, an idiot.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands of the said William now in the king’s hand by reason of his idiotcy, and as to the date of his death and his heir. 23 April, 43 Edward III.
SUSSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Chichester, 21 July, 43 Edward III.
Walberton. A messuage and 16a. land are in the king’s hand by reason of the idiotcy of the said William. They are held of Sir Luke de Ponynges, as of his manor of Halnakede, by fealty and suit to his court there twice a year.
The said William died on 25 February last. Elizabeth his sister, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (2.)
345. RICHARD ENGLEYS.
Writ, 16 April, 43 Edward III.
SURREY. Inq. (indented) taken at Suthwerk, Thursday after the Purification, 44 Edward III.
Suthwerk. While he lived he received 10l. yearly rent in Suthwerk which William de Aldecar held and received from the bailiffs of Suthwerk of the farm of that town. The king by charter granted the said 10l. to Richard and the heirs male of his body, to hold of the king by the service of keeping a greyhound of the king’s at his command, with reversion to the king and his heirs.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Tuesday after All Saints, 42 Edward III. William Engleys, his son, aged 24 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (3.)
346. WILLIAM ENGLYSSH, knight.
Writ, 13 August, 43 Edward III.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. taken at Lolleworth, Tuesday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 43 Edward III.
Hokyton. By a fine lately levied in the king’s court at Westminster, Robert de Helton, parson of the church of Dufton, and William de Sandford, the younger, granted the manor of Hokyton to William Lengleys, the elder, for life, with successive remainders in tail male to William his son and to Juliana his daughter. William the son is dead without heir male of his body, so that the manor ought to remain to William, son of Ralph Restwold by the said Juliana. The manor is held of the king, as of the honor of Huntingdon, service not known. (fn. 1)
He died on Friday the Invention of St. Stephen, 43 Edward III. Isabel his daughter, aged 24 years and more, is his heir.
HUNTINGDON. Inq. taken at St. Neots, Monday after the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 43 Edward III.
Great Paxton. The manor.
Little Paxton. A carucate of land.
The premises were lately granted as above by fine, with remainders as above. They are held of the king as above, service not known.
Date of death and heir as above.
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. 16 November, 43 Edward III.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. taken at Cambridge, 6 March, 44 Edward III.
Hokynton. Stephen Meybourne and Simon de Paxton, chaplains, were seised of 22a. land in Hokynton and gave them to William Englissh, knight, and Margaret his wife, and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to Isabel their daughter and the heirs of her body. William and Margaret died without heir male of their bodies, and when he died William held the premises in fee tail in form aforesaid. They are held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Huntingdon called ‘Brusfee,’ by knight’s service, to wit, a tenth part of a knight’s fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the county which can be extended.
He died on Friday after St. Laurence last. Isabel his daughter, aged 26 years and more, whom Nicholas de Haryngton has married, is his next heir by virtue of the above grant.
William Catelyn, chaplain, of Hokynton, has been in possession of the premises since his death.
HUNTINGDON. Inq. taken at St. Neots, 4 March, 44 Edward III.
Little Paxton. The above chaplains granted to the said William and Margaret 50a. land and 4s. yearly rent in Little Paxton, to hold as above. William held the premises in fee tail, and they are held of the countess of Pembroke by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county which can be extended.
Date of death and heir as last above.
William Yuttes of Little Paxton has been in possession of the premises since his death.
Writ, 13 August, 43 Edward III.
WESTMORLAND. Inq. taken at Appelby, Monday, 3 September, 43 Edward III.
Little Strikland. The manor, held of Thomas de Roos of Kendale, knight, by homage and service of 21s. yearly.
Old Appelby. A messuage and 1 1/2 carucates of land, held of Roger de Clyfford, lord of Westmorland, by homage and service of 2s. yearly for cornage.
Kirkebergh. A messuage, 1 1/2 carucates of land and 2 mills, one broken down and of no value, held of the same Roger by homage and service of 2s. yearly for cornage.
Helton. A moiety of the manor, held of the same Roger by homage and service of 6s. 8d. yearly for cornage.
Tebay and Rounthwayth. A moiety of the manors, held of the king in chief by homage and service of 2s. 6d. yearly.
He held the premises, to him and the heirs male of his body, by virtue of a fine whereby Robert de Helton, parson of the church of Dufton, and William de Sandford, the younger, granted them to William Lenglis, his father, for life, with successive remainders in tail male to him (William the son) and to Juliana daughter of William the father.
He died on 3 August, 43 Edward III, without heir male of his body. Isabel wife of Nicholas de Haryngton, knight, aged 22 years and more, is his daughter and heir; and William de Restewald, aged 24 years and more, is son and heir of Juliana above-named.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penereth, Tuesday after St. Bartholomew, 43 Edward III.
Carlisle. A moiety of a burgage tenement in Bochardgate, held in demesne as of fee by service of rendering 1d. yearly at Michaelmas to the commonalty of the city for husgable (husgabulum).
He was also seised of the following, to him and the heirs male of his body, by virtue of a fine levied as above, with remainders as above:—
Heyheved. The manor, held of the king in chief, as a purpresture of the forest of Inglewod, by fealty and service of rendering a rose yearly at Midsummer at the king’s Exchequer of Carlisle by the hands of the sheriff.
Blenkarn. Two-thirds of the manor, held of the king in chief by homage and fealty and service of rendering 8s. 10 1/2d. yearly for cornage to the same Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff.
Levyngton. A third part of the manor, held of the king in chief by homage and fealty and service of rendering 11s. 8 1/2d. yearly for cornage as above.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heirs as last above.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (4.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 149. (12 and 13.) (Cambridge and Huntingdon.)
347. WILLIAM FIFHIDE.
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 January, 43 Edward III.
SUSSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Aylesham in the rape of Pevenesee, 5 April, 43 Edward III. (Twenty jurors.)
Robert de Clavreggh lately by deed indented granted and let at farm all his lands &c. in the lowy (leucata) of Pevenesee, which is within the liberty of the Cinque Ports, to John Fillol and Maud his wife and the heirs of their bodies, at a yearly rent of 10 marks to be rendered to Robert and his heirs or assigns on the morrow of Michaelmas, with a proviso for re-entry in the event of the said rent being unpaid within three weeks after the said term in any year. William Fifhide purchased the premises from a certain Richard de Stonnor, who married Cecily daughter and heir of the said John Filol, and died in seisin of them in 35 Edward III. William son of the said William de Fyfhide was then 19 years old, as the jurors believe. By the custom and liberty of the Cinque Ports every heir is of full age to alienate his tenements, if he will, immediately on reaching the age of 15 years, and neither the king nor the queen nor any other lords within the said liberty ought to receive any profit of the wardship or marriage of such heir, of whatever age he be, by reason of any tenements within the said liberty; and this liberty all persons of the said lowy of Pevenesee have hitherto used and enjoyed. The farm of 10 marks was in arrear for a year and more while William de Fifhide held the lands, for which reason the said Robert entered on the premises immediately after William’s death, and held them while he lived, and since then Alice who was his wife has been, and still is, in possession, by what title the jurors know not.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (5.)
348. JOHN FITZ EUSTACE.
Writ, 20 July, 43 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Ouesden, Saturday before All Saints, 43 Edward III.
Ouesden. The manor (extent given), held of the heirs of William Creketot, service not known.
He had no other lands &c. in the said [county].
He died on Saturday before St. Margaret last. Philip his son, aged 33 weeks and more, is his heir.
Writ, 20 July, 43 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Staunford, Tuesday before Michaelmas, 43 Edward III.
Casewyk. A void plot with a garden, 8a. meadow and 184a. land, held of the king in chief by knight’s service, amount not known.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir, aged 1/2 year and more, as above.
Writ, 20 July, 43 Edward III.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Wenge, Monday after All Saints, 43 Edward III.
Schenle. A messuage, 134a. arable, 6a. meadow, 20a. wood, and 60s. yearly rent, held of the king in chief by service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
Date of death and heir, aged 3/4 year, as above.
Writ to the escheator to assign dower to Christiana late the wife of the said John. 29 November, 43 Edward III.
BUCKINGHAM. Assignment of dower made 6 March, 44 Edward III.
Shenle manor. All the lower (ymas) chambers under the upper ones; a little stable at the north end of the hall and part of the garden adjacent called ‘le Chapelyerd’; a house called ‘le Heldestable’ with the new stable as far as ‘le Wateryate’; a third part of the granary and a chamber over the bridge-gates (portas ponti), provided that the chaplains have ingress and egress over the bridge, and all the ‘foryerdes’ be common to Christiana and the heirs of John; parts (specified) of a great barn and two small barns, and of an oxhouse; a third part of the profit of a dovecot and a third of the necessary repairs; a pig-house next the dovecot; part of a garden called ‘Rikyerd’; a garden by Littelmede with part of the great stank beginning on the west side and northwards as far as ‘le Haseleholt’; part of a garden called ‘Holdeculverhousorcherd’; 37s. 6 3/4d. rents of free tenants and bondmen (named); a bondman (named) with his offspring (sequela); a third part of a piece of land called ‘the Pecebetheyate’ and of the longer selions of the same; portions of selions near ‘Littelmede’; a part of a piece of land called ‘le Longelond’; a part of a piece of land between ‘Longelond’ and ‘Lundweye’; parts of pieces of land called ‘Merepit,’ ‘Shepcotepece,’ ‘Buttesunderwode,’ ‘Sukforlong,’ ‘Salweye’ and ‘Tackenhale’; part of a hedge called ‘Brygthwynesheg’; parts of pieces of land called ‘le Littelstokkyng’ and ‘Peceabovetheorchard’; part of a piece of land abutting on ‘le Longelond’; parts of pieces of land called ‘le Gore’ by Londweye, ‘Mikelstokkyng,’ ‘Goldenhull’; ‘Netherdoddeswong,’ ‘Overdoddeswong,’ ‘Costowe,’ ‘Sevenebuttes’ and ‘Cosshrounspece’; part of a piece of land abutting towards ‘Littelmede’; part of a piece of meadow called ‘Littelmede’; part of a wood called ‘Howepark’; ‘le Park mede’ with a parcel of ‘le Launde’; and an enclosure for pasture formerly belonging to Nicholas Kene of Schenle.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (6.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 149. (6.) (Buckingham.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 150. (9.) (Suffolk.)
Similar writ to the escheator in co. Suffolk, 29 November, 43 Edward III.
E. Inq. P.M. File 29. (13.)
349. THOMAS DE FELTHAM.
Writ, 12 October, 43 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Great Massyngham, Monday after All Saints, 43 Edward III.
Great Massyngham. A messuage, 89a. land, and 13s. 4d. yearly rent of assise, held of the heir of Adam de Clyfton by service of half a knight’s fee; and 8a. land, held of Thomas Laurence, services not known.
He died on Monday before St. Margaret last. John his son, aged 3 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (7.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 150. (16.)
350. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF JOHN GAUNT of Bynbrok, a minor.
Writ of devenerunt, 10 September, 43 Edward III.
MIDDLESEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Westminster, 8 October, 43 Edward III.
A fourth part of the office of the criers (proclamatorum) in the Common Bench which John son of Walter de Oxenhey held for life, and another fourth part of the same office which Robert Wendout held for life, and 5d. daily in the receipt of the Exchequer (while it is open) which William de Wenlok received for life, by demise of Nicholas de Dagworth. The above fourth parts and 5d. are parcel of the ushership of the Exchequer, which is held of the king in chief by serjeanty; and the reversion of them was granted to the aforesaid John Gaunt and his heirs by John de Dagworth, knight, son and heir of the aforesaid Nicholas de Dagworth, by a fine levied in the king’s court.
The offices of the ushers in the Common Bench, and of the marshals, ushers, criers and barrier-men in all eyres of the king’s justices, which the said John de Dagworth, knight, rendered to John Gaunt of Bynbrok as parcel of the ushership of the Exchequer by a fine levied in the king’s court.
All the above came into the king’s hands by the deaths of the aforesaid tenants for life and of the said John Gaunt, and by reason of the minority of John, son and heir of the latter, and are still in the king’s hand. The said heir died while in the king’s wardship.
The king granted to John Bray the said two [fourth] parts of the office of criers, and the 5d. daily, to hold until the lawful age of the said heir, rendering 40s. yearly at the Exchequer for the two [fourth] parts, and receiving the 5d. daily for his good service.
A certain John Houel holds a fourth part of the office of the criers in the Common Bench for life by demise of Nicholas de Dagworth, grandfather of the aforesaid John de Dagworth, with the king’s licence; and the aforesaid John Bray holds a fourth part of the same office, and also the residue of the ushership of the Exchequer, for life, by demise of Nicholas de Dagworth, father of the aforesaid John de Dagworth, with the king’s licence. The reversion of the above, expectant on the demise of the said John Houel and John Bray, belonged to the said heir in fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 20 July last. Christiana daughter of William Gaunt of Bynbrok, Beatrice wife of John Rayner of Grymesby, and Maud wife of John de Croxton, sisters of the said John Gaunt, are aunts and next heirs of the said heir. Christiana is 50 years of age, and Beatrice and Maud are 46 years of age, being twins.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (8.)
351. WILLIAM DE GREY of Sandiacre, knight.
Writ, 11 June, 43 Edward III.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. (indented) taken at Nottingham, Tuesday after SS. Peter and Paul, 43 Edward III.
He had no lands &c. in the county.
He died on Wednesday after Holy Trinity last. Alice his daughter, late the wife of Edward Hillary, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
DERBY. Inq. (indented) taken at Sandiacre, Thursday after the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 43 Edward III.
Sandiacre. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by petty serjeanty, rendering to the king 2 1/2 marks yearly.
Alwaston. 2s. 6d. yearly rent from Stephen Bette for a cottage and 1/2a. land which (quam) the said William holds of the lord de Bardolf.
He had no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir, aged 47 years and more, as above.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (9.)
352. JOHN DEL GILLE.
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. 6 February, 43 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penereth, Saturday the Nativity of St. Mary, 43 Edward III.
Le Gille in Graistok. A messuage, a waste toft, and 7a. land, held of the heir of William late baron of Greistok, a minor in the king’s wardship, by fealty and the service of 2/3lb. of cummin yearly at Christmas.
Greistok. A toft and 7a. land, held of Edmund de Hoton by service of 2/3lb. of cummin. It is worth nothing because uncultivated.
The king has received the issues of the aforesaid toft and land since the death of the said John by reason of the minority of the heir of the said baron of Greistok, as appears in the account of the escheator of Cumberland.
The said John held no other lands &c. in the county or elsewhere.
John his son, of full age, to wit, 30 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (10.)
353. JOHN GIFFARD of Twyford.
Writ, 5 March, 43 Edward III.
OXFORD. Inq. (indented) made at Bannebury, 11 March, 43 Edward III.
Somerton. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee. He held it for life by gift and feoffment of Robert parson of the church of Somerton and Richard Malet, chaplain, with the king’s licence, with remainder to Thomas his son and the heirs of his body.
Bekebruk. 5 marks yearly rent issuing from 5 messuages and 5 virgates of land in the hands of various tenants, similarly held for his life of Roger Cheyne by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, as of a small fee of Mortyn, with remainder as above; and Roger in turn holds it in chief of the earl of March.
Newynton Jowel. A messuage, 80a. arable, 4 1/2a. meadow and 30s. yearly rent, similarly held for his life of John de Seyton, knight, in chief by knight’s service and by paying 19d. yearly for hidage at the king’s hundred (court) of Wotton, with remainder as above.
He died on Sunday after the Conversion of St. Paul, 43 Edward III.
The aforesaid Thomas, aged 25 years, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (11.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 148. (9.)
354. JOHN DE GRANDISSONO, BISHOP OF EXETER.
Writ, 12 August, 43 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Newent, 21 August, 43 Edward III.
Dymmok. A manor (extent given), held of the king in chief of the king’s ancient demesne by service of rendering 1d. yearly. There are no buildings or demesne lands except those let at a fixed rent.
He held no other lands &c. in the county or the march of Wales adjacent.
He died on 16 July last. Thomas de Grandissono, his nephew, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
HEREFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Rosse, 26 August, 43 Edward III.
Eton Tregoz. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service. The extent includes a park with deer, a wood called ‘Lyndore,’ and a fishery with a weir.
He held no other lands &c. in the said county or the march of Wales adjacent.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (12.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 30. (12.) (Hereford.)
(Writ missing.)
DEVON. Inq. taken at Exeter, Thursday after St. Laurence, 43 Edward III.
He died on Saturday the feast of St. Swithin in that year, holding:—
Exeter. A mansion called ‘le Palais,’ with 4l. rents of assise and pleas &c. of court.
Clyst Episcopi. The manor (extent given).
Cryditon. The manor (extent given, including two fairs on the feasts of the Invention and the Exaltation of the Holy Cross).
Petrisheghis. The manor (extent given, including a rent of assise of 5s. 9d. yearly, all of which is paid to the prior of Otertoun).
All the above are held of the king in chief.
E. Inq. P.M. File 30. (12.)
(Writ missing.)
MIDDLESEX. Inq. (indented) taken at the church of St. Mary atte Stronde, London, 6 October, 43 Edward III.
Parish of St. Clement. An inn, and 48s. rent from 8 shops of divers cottagers (coterellis).
Harnesey. Land let at farm for 20s. yearly.
He died on Sunday before St. James last.
E. Inq. P.M. File 29. (1.)
355. HENRY GRENE, knight.
Writ, 10 August, 43 Edward III.
LEICESTER. Inq. (indented) made at Leycestre, Wednesday the feast of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 43 Edward III.
Keggeworth. The manor, held of the earl of Chester by knight’s service.
Laghton. The manor, held of the earl of Oxford by knight’s service.
Claxton and Howes. 6 messuages, 3 virgates and 14 bovates of land, and 18a. meadow, of which 3 messuages, 3 virgates and a bovate are held of the lord de Roos by knight’s service, and the residue is held of John Boson by service of 18d.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Monday before St. Laurence last. Thomas Grene, his son, aged 25 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 10 August, 43 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, 6 December, 43 Edward III.
Stayngrefe. The manor (extent given) and the advowson of the church, held of John Pouger of Drax by fealty.
Nunnyngton. The manor (extent given) and the advowson of the church, held severally of the lord de Roos, the abbot of St. Mary’s, York, and Miles de Stapelton of Hatheleshay, by divers services.
He held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
Date of death and heir (aged 24 years and more) as above.
Writ, 10 August, 43 Edward III.
HERTFORD. Inq. taken at Hicchen, Wednesday the feast of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 43 Edward III.
Lynleye. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief. The said manor and the manor of Wylye are held of the king by service of a sore sparrowhawk or 2s. at Midsummer.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as last above. He is said to have died at Bokton.
Writ, 10 August, 43 Edward III.
BEDFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Turveye, Thursday before the Nativity of St. Mary, 43 Edward III.
Chalton. The manor, with the advowson of the chapel. Long before his death he gave the said manor and advowson, with other lands &c. in the counties of Northampton and Buckingham, to William Thirnyng and Richard de Bollesore, clerk, to hold of him during his lifetime by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee, with remainder to Henry his son in tail, and with reversion to his own right heirs; so that he died in seisin of the services of the moiety of a knight’s fee with the reversion aforesaid. Before he made the said feoffment he held the manor of Walter de Maune and Elizabeth his wife, as of the [fee of the] earl Marshal, by what services the jurors know not.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir (aged 25 years and more) as above.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. (indented) taken at Clifton, Thursday before the Nativity of St. Mary, 43 Edward III.
Heyberne. The manor, which is in the counties of Buckingham and Northampton, held of Roger Dairel by service of 2d. or a sparrowhawk yearly. The part in Buckingham is worth only 40d. yearly because it lies in the forest of Wytlewode and is destroyed by the king’s deer.
Wolston and Wavyndon. The manors, with the advowsons of the churches. Long before his death he gave the said manors with their appurtenances (except the advowson of the church of Wavyndon), and other lands &c. in the counties of Northampton and Bedford, to William Thernyng and Richard Bolesore, clerk, as above (last inquisition). Before the said feoffment the manor of Wavyndon was held as follows, to wit, one moiety of the earl of Cornwall, as of the honor of Berkhampstede, by suit to the court of Berkhampstede once a year, and the other moiety of the earl of Stafford by suit twice a year to his court of Broghton; and the manor of Wolston was held of the earl of Oxford by service of 6d. or a pair of gilt spurs yearly.
Emberton. The manor. Long before his death he gave the same to Henry his son and Maud the latter’s wife, who survives, and the heirs of their bodies, to hold of him and his heirs by service of a rose yearly, with reversion to him and his heirs; so that he died in seisin of the rent of a rose and the reversion aforesaid. Before the said feoffment a third part of the manor was held of Ralph Basset of Olneie by suit to the court of Olneie once a year, and another part was held of John de Botetourt by suit to the court of Emberton once a year, and another third part was held of Richard Chamberleyn, knight, by suit to the court of Pettesho once a month and by finding 6 men for his boonwork (precar’) in autumn at his manor of Pettesho.
The said Henry held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as last above.
Writ to the mayor of London, 10 August, 43 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, Saturday after St. Matthew, 43 Edward III.
Sylverstret in the ward of Crepulgate Within. Two contiguous tenements, whereof one is in the parish of St. Olave, Sylverstret, and the other in the parish of St. Alban, Wodestret. They are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
He held no other lands &c. in the city.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 10 August, 43 Edward III.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. (indented) taken at Kynston, Thursday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 43 Edward III.
Kynston. A meadow called Lu[tti]lholm.
Bonyngton. 1a. meadow, and a parcel of meadow called ‘Bridulchat.’
Sutton Bonyngton, Kynston, and Normanton. 21s. 10 1/2d. rent payable at Whitsun and called ‘Warda de Malepas.’ In the same towns 19 messuages with 19 virgates of land were held of the said Henry, as of his manor of Kegworth, each messuage and virgate being held by service of ploughing for 2 days in that manor at the tenants’ cost, to wit, one day in winter and one day in Lent, and by service of lifting (levandi) the hay with one man for one day in the said manor at the costs of the tenants, and by service of carrying two cartloads of hay to the manor, paying for each cartload 2 1/4d. or his cord of the cartload (cordam suam carect’), and [by] 10 works in autumn in the manor, whereof 5 shall be with one meal and 5 without food. (fn. 2)
Leke. 6d. rent in fee simple.
All the premises are parcel of the manor of Kegworth, which is held of the earl of Chester by knight’s service.
The said Henry held no other lands, &c., in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 10 August, 43 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) taken at Northampton, 24 August, 43 Edward III.
Norton Davy. The manor, with the hundred belonging thereto and other appurtenances (except the advowson of the church of the manor), held jointly with Thomas his son, to them and the heirs of Henry’s body, with remainder to Henry’s right heirs, by a fine levied in the king’s court, to wit, the manor and advowson of the king by knight’s service, and the hundred by service of rendering at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff 54s. yearly, which is called blanch farm (alba firma). He held the advowson aforesaid to him and his heirs in fee simple.
Norton. The reversion in fee simple of a garden and 5a. land expectant on the demise of John Betoun and Ellen his wife, held by grant of Thomas Fox of Norton, who held the same of the manor of Norton.
Estneston. The manor, and the advowson of the priory of Sewardesley, held jointly with Thomas his son in form aforesaid of the earl of Cornwall, services not known.
Wittulbury and Silveston. A messuage and a carucate of land, similarly held of the abbess of Burnham by service of 4s.
Toucestre. A piece of meadow called ‘Huberdesmede,’ similarly held of the earl of Pembroke by service of 4s.
Heymondcote. The manor, similarly held of John Pavely, knight, by service of 8d. yearly.
Paulespirye. 3a. fallow land, held to him and his heirs of John Pavely, knight, in socage. They are worth nothing yearly because they lie under the forest of Whitelwode and are destroyed by the king’s deer.
Heyberne. The manor, in the counties of Northampton and Buckingham, held in fee simple of Roger Dairell by service of 2d. or a sparrowhawk yearly. The part in the county of Northampton is only worth half a mark yearly because it lies in the forest of Whitelwode and is destroyed by the king’s deer.
Assheby Mares. The manor, held in fee simple, one moiety of the king by service of raising his right hand every year at Christmas towards the king, wherever he may be in England, and the other moiety of the earl of Pembroke by knight’s service.
Dodyngton. The manor, held in fee simple of the earl of Pembroke by knight’s service.
Drayton. The manor, held to him and Henry his son, and the heirs of the latter’s body, of the king in chief by knight’s service, with successive remainders to Thomas, brother of Henry the son, and the heirs of his body, and to the right heirs of the deceased.
Bukton. The advowson of the church, held in fee simple of the earl of Pembroke, services not known.
Bukton. He demised to John de Den, his chamberlain, and John, the latter’s son, for their lives, a messuage and 2 virgates of land and meadow in Bukton at a rent of 1d. yearly, with reversion to himself and his heirs; and so he died in seisin of the said rent and reversion. The premises are held of the aforesaid earl, services not known.
Pisford. Two messuages and 2 virgates of land, held in fee of the heir of John late baron of Wodhull, services not known.
Bukton. Two messuages and 5a. land, held in fee of the earl of Pembroke, services not known.
Northampton. He gave to Henry ‘of the Hull’ and the heirs of his body a messuage with certain shops annexed in Northampton, to hold of himself and his heirs by service of a rose yearly at Midsummer during the life of the grantee, after whose death his heirs were to pay 40s. yearly; with reversion to the deceased and his heirs. The premises are held of the reeves (prepositura) of Northampton as a free burgage.
Lufwyk. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of Ralph earl of Stafford, services not known.
Haryngworth. Nine messuages, a toft, 4 virgates of land and 12a. meadow, held of William la Zouche of Haryngworth, services not known.
Both the above, with other lands in the counties of Buckingham and Bedford, he settled in the same way as the manor of Chalton (Bedford inquisition above), to be held of him by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Great Hoghton. A ninth part of the manor, which is divided into three parts, and 4 messuages, a carucate and 3 1/2 virgates of land, 2a. 1 1/2r. meadow, and 6s. 8d. rent, held of the earl of Pembroke, services not known, except a messuage and 1 1/2 virgates which are held of John Pavely, knight, services not known. These, with other lands in the counties of Buckingham and Bedford, he gave to Nicholas de Thenford, Thomas Pavely and William de Asshele, to hold for his life, with remainder to Henry his son and the heirs of the body of the latter, to be held of him by service of one knight’s fee, and with reversion to his right heirs.
Great Hoghton. A third part of the manor, and another ninth part of the manor, together with the advowson of the church of the manor, held in fee simple of the earl of Pembroke, services not known.
He held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (13.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 30. (3.) (Leicester and Nottingham.
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 149. (14.) (Buckingham.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 150. (5.) (Hertford.)
356. PETER SON AND HEIR OF WALTER DE GLOUCESTRE, knight.
Writ, 13 November, 43 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Bristol, 14 January, 43 Edward III.
Alveston and Erdecote. The manors, with the hundred and view of frankpledge of Langele (extents given), held to him and the heirs of his body of the king in chief by knight’s service. Walter de Gloucestre, his father, was seised of the premises in fee, and gave two-thirds thereof, and the reversion of the third part after the death of Eleanor late the wife of Fulk Fitz Waryn, who held it in dower of the inheritance of the said Walter, to John Ingelby, chaplain, and Robert Bryggeford, who afterwards granted them to the aforesaid Walter and Pernell his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to Peter Corbet of Syston, knight, and his heirs for ever. The deceased was son and heir of the bodies of Walter and Pernell.
He died on 24 September last without heir of his body, and there is now no issue of the bodies of Walter and Pernell. The premises, by the grant aforesaid, ought to remain to John Corbet, of full age, as kinsman and heir of Peter Corbet of Syston, to wit, son of William the son of the said Peter Corbet. Heir of the said Peter son of Walter not known.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (14.)
357. ALINA DE LA HEOSE.
Writ, 16 January, 43 Edward III.
BERKS. Inq. made at Neubury, 17 January, 43 Edward III.
Fynchampstede. The manor, held for her life in joint feoffment with Peter de la Heose, her late husband, of Thomas de la Mare in chief by knight’s service, the reversion belonging to Peter’s heirs.
She died on 29 October last. John de Colneye, aged 15 years and more, son and heir of Joan de Colneye daughter and heir of Thomas de la Heose son and heir of Peter aforesaid, is her heir.
WILTS. Inq. made at Chippenham, 18 January, 43 Edward III.
Roudon. The manor, held for life by gift of John de Cerne and Thomas de Lenham to her and the said Peter and the heirs of their bodies, to hold of the king in chief as in fee-farm by a yearly rent of 7l. 10s.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on 29 October last. Alina, daughter of the aforesaid Peter and Alina, and wife of John Hosebrigge, aged 30 years and more, is her heir by the form of the gift aforesaid.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (15.)
358. MARGARET LATE THE WIFE OF WALTER HERYNG.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Margaret, one of the daughters and heirs of John Abell, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 12 May, 43 Edward III.
MIDDLESEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Stradford, 10 December, 43 Edward III.
Pomfreit. A third part of the manor (extent given), held of the bishop of London by service of rendering at his manor of Stortford 5 1/4d. yearly at Michaelmas, and by doing suit every three weeks to the court of that manor. The extent includes the third part of a messuage &c., worth nothing because entirely ruinous.
She died 14 years ago, day not known because she died in Dorset.
Raymond Heryng her son, aged 34 years and more, is her heir.
She demised the third part aforesaid in her lifetime to Thomas Lambard of London for a term of years, and he was in possession and received the issues from her death until Holy Trinity, 35 Edward III, about which time he died. Afterwards John de Tye, then escheator, took it into the king’s hand and received the issues.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (16.)
359. RICHARD HYWYSSH.
Writ to the escheator to enquire and report under pain of 100l. as to the lands and heir of the said Richard, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 12 May, 43 Edward III.
CORNWALL. Inq. taken at Launceston, Monday after Holy Trinity, 43 Edward III. (Stained with gall and illegible in places.)
Tr[enan]t. The manor (extent given), held of Edward prince of Aquitaine and Wales by knight’s service. The extent includes a fishery.
Menely. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church of St. Euwe pertaining thereto, held of the prince by knight’s service. The extent includes a corn mill and a fishery called ‘le were.’
Truru. A sixth part of the town, held of the prince in free rent, with the right to present to the church of Truru every third turn.
He held no other lands of the prince in chief.
Rathewill. The manor, held of Richard Serjeaux, knight, as of his manor of Lanrethou, service at present unknown.
Tremotheret. The manor, held jointly with Alice, his wife, of John de Monte Acuto, knight, as of his manor of Launtyen, by knight’s service.
Trewina. Held jointly with Alice, his wife, of Theobald le Honte, knight, as of his manor of Polrode, by knight’s service.
Seint Isa. Held jointly as above of the bishop of Exeter, as of the manor of Pauton, by knight’s service.
Clis. 30s. yearly rent, held in pure socage of John Lercedeakene, knight, as of his manor of Penpol.
The said Richard died on Thursday after St. Martin, 34 Edward III.
William his son, aged ……, is his heir.
Edward prince of Aquitaine and Wales, by reason of the tenure of the manors of Trenant and Menely with the advowson of St. Euwe by knight’s service, as is aforesaid, caused all the lands &c. of the said Richard within the county, together with the body of William his son and heir, to be seized, and sold and granted them to John de Monte Acuto, knight, with the marriage of the said William; and they have been in John’s possession ever since Richard’s death, and he has received all the issues as in right of the said prince by virtue of the sale and grant aforesaid.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (17.)
360. JOAN LATE THE WIFE OF WILLIAM DE HARECOURT.
Writ, 26 October, 43 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, 15 November, 43 Edward III. (Stained with gall and illegible in places.)
Bynglay and Helyghfeld. The manors, held by gift of John de Harecourt, lord of Boseworth, to William de Harecourt his son and the said Joan, the latter’s wife, and the heirs of their bodies.
She died on the feast of St. Mary Magdalene last. Elizabeth ……. is the next heir of both William and Joan.
Writ, 1 August, 43 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. (indented) taken at Chesterfeld, Wednesday after Michaelmas, 43 Edward III.
Pleseleye. A third part of the manor, held in fee tail of the honor of Tykyl by knight’s service and by 3s. 4d. yearly rent, by gift of John de Harecourt to her and the said William and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of William.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died at Elnehale, co. Stafford, on the feast of St. Mary Magdalene last. Elizabeth daughter of Richard de Harecourt, knight, eldest son of the said William and Joan, aged 22 years, is their heir by virtue of the entail aforesaid.
Writ, 1 August, 43 Edward III.
OXFORD. Inq. made at Wytteneye, 19 August, 43 Edward III.
Staunton Harecourt. The manor, held in joint feoffment with William her husband, to them and the heirs male of their bodies, by a fine levied in the king’s court with the king’s licence. It is held of the king in chief by knight’s service and by doing yearly the underwritten works on sufficient summons, to wit, felling underwood in the king’s park at Wodestoke for support of the deer there whenever between Michaelmas and the Annunciation snow falls and covers the earth for three days and does not melt within that time, and if that snow disappears (evanuerit) the tenant is not bound further to perform the said service. Also the tenant shall reap the king’s meadow called ‘Stauntonemed’ in Wodestoke park and lift and carry it within the site of the manor at his own costs, and shall receive from the king for doing the said service 6d. yearly by the hands of the bailiff of Wodestoke.
She died on 21 July last. Thomas de Harecourt, son and heir male of the bodies of Joan and William, aged 28 years and more, is her true heir according to the form of the above fine.
LEICESTER. Inq. made at Boseworth, Thursday after the Assumption, 43 Edward III.
Boseworth. The manor, whereof she was seised in fee tail by virtue of a fine levied in the king’s court at Westminster in the octave of Martinmas, 4 Edward III, whereby Nicholas de Harecourt, parson of the church of Shepeye, granted the manor to William de Harecourt and Joan his wife and the heirs male of [their] bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of William. It is held of Henry de Bello Monte, now deceased, by knight’s service.
Sheynton. 12 messuages and 12 virgates of land, held as in the following inquisition.
[Elizabeth wife of Thomas de Astele, the younger, aged 20 years and more, is heir general, as below]. (fn. 3)
Shepeye Magna. Tenements producing 16s. rent, a view of frankpledge and the advowson of a mediety of the church, held in dower. The tenements are held of the heir of Sir Geoffrey de Caunvill, formerly lord of Clifton Caunvill, and the said heir holds them in turn of the duke of Lancaster, as of his honor of Tuttebury, service not known.
Joan died on Saturday before St. James last. Heir male and heir general as in the following inquisition.
Underwritten in another land: In testimony whereof I William de Catesby have put my seal to these presents.
Endorsed: The jurors’ seals were not put to this inquisition. So let nothing be done therein.
Writ, sicut alias, 11 September, 43 Edward III.
LEICESTER. Inq. taken at Buseworth, Saturday, Michaelmas day, 43 Edward III.
Boseworth. The manor, held of Henry de Bello Monte by knight’s service in fee tail.
Scheynton. 12 messuages and 12 virgates of land, held of the earl of Warwick by knight’s service (amount not known) in fee tail.
Thomas de Harecourt, knight, aged 26 years and more, is her heir male to the manor of Boseworth as younger (postnatus) son of herself and William de Harecourt, by virtue of a gift thereof by fine, and Elizabeth wife of Thomas son of Thomas de Asteleye is her heir general, as daughter and heir of Richard de Harecourt, knight, her eldest son and heir by William her late husband.
Date and place of death as above (Derby inquisition).
Letter (undated) from William de Catesby to [William de Wykeham, bishop of Winchester]. (fn. 4) I was on the way to you from Kyngeston this last Thursday, and thought to have found you at your manor of Esshere; but being told that you were going towards the parts of Wyncestre I am sending one of my people, Sir William de Sprotton, to give you my message by word of mouth, and I pray you to grant the request he will make in my behalf with regard to my son, for whom I besought you at my parting from you. French.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (18.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 30. (6.) (Derby and Leicester.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 148. (10.) (Oxford.)
361. JOHN LE HARPOUR of Appulby Parva.
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. 20 April, 43 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. (indented) taken at Derby, Thursday in Whitsun week, 43 Edward III.
Appulby Magna. A messuage and 3 virgates of land, held of the abbot of Burton on Trent by homage and fealty and service of 3s. yearly, and by suit to the court of Burton every three weeks.
He died at Appulby Parva about Christmas, 28 Edward III.
After his death Margaret his daughter and heir, of full age, entered into the premises and took the issues all her life, and died seised thereof. After her death John le Harpour, her kinsman and heir, of full age, entered into the premises in 37 Edward III, and granted them for life to William Merk and Agnes his wife, with other tenements in co. Leicester, to hold of him and his heirs at a yearly rent of 53s. 4d. Afterwards the said John granted the said rent, together with the reversion of the tenements after the death of William and Agnes, to Laurence de Ibstok, parson of the church of Barwell, who received the said rent from William and Agnes, who still hold the tenements of him.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (19.)
362. JULIANA COUNTESS OF HUNTINGDON.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Juliana, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 18 June, 43 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Newynton, 22 June, 43 Edward III.
Upchurche, Renham, Hertclepe, Halghsto and Stokebury. A moiety of a windmill, and of 4s. rent, and of 54 qrs. palm barley, and of 2 hens, held in dower after the death of William de Clynton, late earl of Huntingdon, her husband. She recovered the said dower in the king’s court against Thomas de Gillyngham, Richard de Gillyngham, Nicholas Edon, James Palmere and John Savage, to all of whom the reversion of the premises after her death belongs by virtue of a feoffment thereof made by the earl to Thomas de Gillyngham, whose estate they have. The moiety of the mill, 4s. rent and 2 hens is held of Philippa queen of England, as of her manor of Middilton, by fealty. The rent of palm barley is not held of any one, for it is only a dry farm (firma sicca).
She died on 1 November, 41 Edward III. John de Hastyngg, earl of Pembroke, of full age, is her kinsman and heir.
The aforesaid Thomas, Richard, Nicholas, James, and John have received the issues of the premises since her death.
C. Edw. III. File 209. (20.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 145. (7.)

Footnotes

  • 1. By service of half a knight’s fee, according to the Exchequer enrolment.
  • 2. The Exchequer copy adds the following details:—19 cottagers (coterelli) of Sutton Bonyngton and Normanton shall mow for a day in autumn in the said manor of Kegworth, the lord finding a meal; and 12 cottars (cotarii) of Radeclif shall mow for a day in the same manor, as above; and 9 tenants of Radeclif shall plough for a day in Lent in the same manor, receiving one meal from the lord. For those [services] the tenants have common in a pasture called ‘Radclif Grene’ in co. Leicester, parcel of the manor of Kegworth,
  • 3. The words in square brackets are inserted in another hand.
  • 4. The manor of Esher belonged to the bishops of Winchester.