Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 211

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M. C. B. Dawes. J. B. W. Chapman, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 211', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 12, Edward III, (London, 1938), pp. 362-380. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol12/pp362-380 [accessed 17 June 2024].

M. C. B. Dawes. J. B. W. Chapman. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 211", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 12, Edward III, (London, 1938) 362-380. British History Online, accessed June 17, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol12/pp362-380.

Dawes, M. C. B.. Chapman, J. B. W.. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 211", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 12, Edward III, (London, 1938). 362-380. British History Online. Web. 17 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol12/pp362-380.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 211

375. IVES SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM FITZ WARYN of Whitynton.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Ives, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Edmund de Chelreye by commitment of Philippa, queen of England. 29 January, 43 Edward III.
WILTS. Proof of age made at Salisbury, 20 February, 43 Edward III.
Robert Cook, aged 70 years, Walter Wormbrugg, aged 60 years, Matthew Chanew, aged 52 years, and Simon de Berewyk, aged 46 years, say that the said Ives was born at Blountesdon St. Andrew on 30 November, 21 Edward III, and was baptised in the church there. This they know because they were with William his father to make an agreement between the said William and John Vernoun in a dispute that had arisen between them, of which agreement indentures were made and found in the custody of William’s executors, bearing date the said 30 November.
John Wade, aged 46 years, John Geboun, aged 52 years, and William Wyvelescote, aged 43 years, agree and say that they were enfeoffed of certain lands &c. in Blountesdon aforesaid on the said 30 November, which is the date the charter of feoffment bears.
Andrew Jones, aged 50 years, agrees and says that he had a son named John who died the same day, whose death was written in the missal of the church for a perpetual memory.
Roger Shepherd, aged 56 years, Roger Warre, aged 44 years, John Longe, ‘dighere,’ aged 60 years, and William Wattes, aged 50 years, agree and say that they were witnesses to a charter of alienation which William the father made to one William de Pavely of a messuage and a virgate of land in Blountesdon aforesaid on the said 30 November.
So all the witnesses say that Ives was aged 21 years on the aforesaid 30 November, 21 Edward III (sic).
Edmund de Chelreye, who has the custody of his lands came to Salisbury in his own person on 20 February aforesaid, and had nothing to say for himself or for the king against the said proof.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (1.)
376. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM DE ENEFELD.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Thomas Rokewod by the king’s commitment. 6 June, 43 Edward III.
Endorsement that Thomas Rokewod was warned and was present, and could say nothing against the annexed proof.
ESSEX. Proof of age taken at Little Laufare, Monday the feast of St. Barnabas, 43 Edward III.
John Ledet, aged 60 years, says that the said John son of William was born at Little Laufare and baptised in the church of St. Mary there on 30 November, 21 Edward III, and was 21 years of age on 30 November last. This he knows because at that time he was servant to John’s father, and as he rode for John’s godfather he fell into a pit and broke his arm.
John atte Brygge, aged 58 years, agrees and says that at the feast of the Conception after John’s birth his own son Richard was born.
Richard Hunte, aged 48 years, agrees and says that at the feast of St. Martin before the birth he married Margaret his first wife.
William Wormele, aged 52 years, agrees and says that at the feast of the Purification after the birth he newly acquired (de novo perquisivit) his manor of Navestok.
William Bygod, aged 49 years, agrees and says that about the feast of the Epiphany after the birth his son Geoffrey was drowned in his pond.
John Michel, aged 56 years, agrees and says that about the feast of the Annunciation after the birth he newly built his hall.
John Cok, aged 59 years, agrees and says that at the feast of All Saints before the birth his son William was born.
Edmund Cook, aged 42 years, agrees and says that about the feast of St. Nicholas after the birth his father Richard died.
John Walter, aged 45 years, agrees and says that about Michaelmas before the birth his son Roger was made a monk at Colchester.
John Eyr, aged 40 years, agrees and says that about the feast of SS. Simon and Jude before the birth a ship of his was sunk at sea with all his goods and chattels.
Geoffrey Cokerel, aged 44 years, agrees and says that on Christmas night after the birth he was robbed by thieves.
John Edward, aged 53 years, agrees and says that about the feast of All Saints ………. he started for Santiago.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (2.)
377. ELIZABETH SISTER AND HEIR OF RICHARD DE DAUBENEYE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Elizabeth, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Gilbert Gyffard, knight, who has [married] her. 12 June, 43 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Proof of age taken at Wotton Unduregge, 3 July, 43 Edward III.
John Baron, aged 50 years and more, says that Elizabeth was born at Cromhale on 11 November, 28 Edward III, and was baptised the same day in the church there, and so was 14 years of age on 11 November last. Walter Goldemere, rector of Cromhale, Elizabeth Ryver and Idonia Baron lifted her from the sacred font. This the deponent knows because he was then bailiff of Cromhale manor and acquired an acre of arable land from Richard Smyth, and the date of the charter of feoffment thereof is at Cromhale, 11 November, 28 Edward III.
Richard Corbet, aged 70 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son named John made a monk at the abbey of Kyngeswode at Michaelmas before the birth, and it is so written in a psalter at Cromhale.
Adam Pope, aged 56 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son named James born on the morrow of the Conception after the birth, and it is so enrolled in a missal in Cromhale church.
John Daunte, aged 48 years and more, agrees and says that Ellen his mother died on 15 November after the birth.
Ralph Brokeneburgh, aged 40 years, Roger Hickes, aged 39 years, John Beale, aged 51 years, John Sheneleye, aged 49 years, John Jones, aged 45 years, Hamond le Spencer, aged 40 years, Ellis ate Hethe, aged 50 years, and Richard Baron, aged 47 years and more, agree and say that a dispute had arisen between them and Ellis Daubeneye, father of Elizabeth, which was settled on 15 November after the birth.
John de la Forde, attorney of Gilbert Gyffard, was warned and came to Wotton on the said 3 July, but could say nothing against the said proof on behalf of the king or the said Gilbert.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (3.)
378. LAURENCE BROMHULL.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Laurence, brother and heir of Ralph Bromhull, who held by knight’s service of the heir of Laurence de Hastynges, late earl of Pembroke, a minor in the king’s ward. The lands of his inheritance are in the custody of the executors of Peter Russel by demise of Thomas Moigne, knight, to whom the king committed the wardship of the heir. Wyndesore, 2 April, 43 Edward III.
HEREFORD AND THE MARCH OF WALES ADJOINING. Proof of age made at Pembroke, 1 May, 43 Edward III.
Peter Perrot, aged 50 years and more, says that the said Laurence was born at Bromhull in the aforesaid march on 24 June, 20 Edward III, and was baptised the same day in the church of Nangull, and was 21 years of age on 25 June last. Laurence Shirbourn, chaplain, Laurence de Nangull, chaplain, and Isabel de Hilton lifted him from the sacred font. This the deponent knows because on the day of the birth he acquired certain tenements at Nangull from Robert Castell, and the date of the charter of feoffment is at Nangull, 24 June, 20 Edward III.
John Donstow, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son named John made a canon at the priory of Hareford on the feast of St. Barnabas before the birth, and it is so enrolled in a psalter at Nangull on the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last past (sic).
John Terroit, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that Cecily his mother died on 28 June after the birth.
Henry Roger, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son named William [born] on the morrow of St. Laurence the Martyr after the birth of the said heir, and it is so enrolled in a missal in the church aforesaid.
John Baret, aged 37 years, William Milys, aged 40 years, John Yonge, aged 48 years, and William William, aged 51 years, agree and say that a dispute arose between the first three and the fourth, a kinsman of the heir, which dispute was settled on 9 August after the birth, and so they well recollect the age.
Edmund Castell, aged 60 years, John Knythell, aged 40 years, Stephen Lysery, aged 50 years, and David Meiler, aged 47 years and more, agree and say that at the time of the baptism of the said Laurence the church of Nangull was interdicted or suspended on account of bloodshed therein from all celebration of divine service except the baptism of children, and was reconciled by the bishop of St. David’s on 27 June after the birth.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (4.)
379. ROGER SON OF ROGER DE SAPERTON.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Roger, kinsman and heir of Margaret daughter of John Senche, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of John de Middelton and Roger de Nordon by demise of William Potter, who had the custody by commitment of Walter de Whithors, to whom the king committed the same. 28 April, 43 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. taken at Derby, Friday before the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 43 Edward III.
The jurors (named) say that Roger son of Roger de Sapurton is of full age; and this they know well because he was born in Sapurton on the eve of St. Werburgh, 22 Edward III, and was baptised in the parish church of Brocton on St. Werburgh’s day in the same year by John de Hambury, then parish chaplain there.
John de Midelton and Roger de Norton (sic) were warned to be present at the time and place contained in the writ, but they did not come nor anyone for them.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (5.)
380. THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF JAMES LAPYN.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Thomas, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of John de Burstall by demise of Robert de Notyngham, to whom the king committed the same. 24 June, 43 Edward III.
KENT. Proof of age taken at Sydyngbourne, 4 July, 43 Edward III.
William de Thrulegh, aged 50 years, says that the said Thomas was 21 years of age on 18 October, 42 Edward III, having been born and baptised at Morston, and that Thomas de Gillyngham, Mariot his daughter, and Thomas Byenhulde, lifted him from the sacred font. The deponent knows this because he had a son called John born in the same year.
John Litekyn, aged 51 years, agrees and says he knows this because he married a wife named Mabel in the same year as the birth.
Robert Heyward, aged 53 years, agrees and says that he was farmer of James Lapyn the father at Elmele, and had letters of acquittance from year to year, and by their dates he well remembers the birth.
Robert Litekyn, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son aged 3 years who died the same year.
John Blaket, aged 61 years, agrees and says that Henry his father was beadle (bedellus) and collector of the moneys of James father of Thomas in the same year.
John Smyth, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he married a wife named Joan a year before the birth.
Richard Hamon, aged 41 years and more, agrees and says that at All Saints after the birth he started on a journey to the court of Rome, and returned whole (sanus) to England.
Thomas Helde, aged 41 years and more, agrees and says that he was servant of the said James father of Thomas in the trade of a cobbler at the very time when Thomas was born.
Thomas Messager, aged 50 years, agrees and says that Thomas Messager, his father, died in the year of the birth, and his death is written in the missal of Bakchilde church.
Stephen Coket, aged 43 years, agrees and says that his brother John Coket married a wife named Alice, who died five years ago and was married the same year that Thomas was born.
John Coliere, aged 43 years, agrees and says that he had a daughter named Margery born in the same year as Thomas.
Adam Thomelyn, aged 53 years, agrees and says that his mother Denise died in the same year that Thomas was born.
John Borstall, who has the custody of the lands, came and shewed no reason why the proof aforesaid should not be taken.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (6.)
381. RICHARD SON AND HEIR OF RICHARD DE KIRKEBRIDE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Richard, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of the executors of the will of Thomas de Hardegill, the younger, by demise of William del Wode, to whom the king committed the same. 18 April, 43 Edward III.
Endorsed by the escheator that he warned the said executors to be present at the taking of the inquisition, but they did not appear.
CUMBERLAND. Proof of age taken at Carlisle, Saturday before the Invention of the Holy Cross, 43 Edward III.
William de Stapleton, aged 40 years and more, says that the said Richard is 22 years of age and more, for he was born in the manor of Kirkebride on the eve of the Purification, 20 Edward III.
John de Denton, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that Sir John de Misterton was at that time rector of the church of Kirkebride, and he saw him baptise the said Richard on the feast of the Purification aforesaid.
John Bruyne, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that John his son was born the same day, and within three days after the birth he was at Kirkebride and saw the said Richard.
William de Laton, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that Richard de Kirkebride of Laurenczholm and Robert de Wytterig were certainly (pro certo) godfathers of the said Richard.
Roger de Salkeld, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that he was present at Kirkebride with Clement de Skelton as one of the counsel of Richard the father on the day of the baptism.
William Vaux, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that the mother of Richard the son was in peril of death after the birth, and he among others rode to comfort her and saw the nurse suckling the said Richard.
Gilbert de Suthayk, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he among others of the countryside was at Kirkebride at the breakfast when Richard’s mother was churched.
John de Alaynby, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that Elizabeth wife of Richard de Hermithwayt, godmother of the said Richard, spent the night with him when going to the said baptism; and she was examined and sworn before four of the present jurors.
Clement de Crofton, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he among others was at Kirkebride with his mother at the time of the birth, so that he has certain knowledge of Richard’s age.
Adam de Blencou, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that he held a court at Kirkebride at that time.
William de Hoton of Salkeld, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he was present in the church of Burgh upon Sands near Kirkebride when the said Richard was held under the hand of John de Kirkeby, bishop of Carlisle.
John de Agelliounby, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he was taken prisoner by the king’s enemies of Scotland at that time, and broke prison and came to Kirkebride to take refuge (pro refutacione habenda), because it was upon the march, at the time that Richard’s mother was lying in childbed, and one Alice de Bampton, a kinswoman of his, was nurse of the said Richard.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (7.)
382. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF HUGH COKHEVED of Barton.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Robert de Keleby by the king’s commitment. 15 January, 42 Edward III.
Endorsed by the escheator that he took the proof of age in the presence of Robert de Keleby, whom he warned by Robert Whyn and John de Kirnyngton, but the said Robert made no opposition.
LINCOLN. Proof of age taken at Lincoln, Monday after the Close of Easter, 43 Edward III.
Robert de Gascryk, aged 50 years and more. William de Garton, aged 46 years and more, William Smyth, aged 48 years and more, William Bryan, aged 38 years and more, all of Barton, Adam de Beverle, aged 50 years and more, and Robert de Kydale, aged 44 years and more, say that the said heir was 21 years of age on 20 December last, having been born at Barton and baptised in the church of St. Peter there on 20 December, 22 Edward III. William Wryght of Barton, then parish chaplain of the said church, with his own hand wrote the day and year of the birth in the calendar of a red portas which Hugh Cokheved the father gave to the church for ever, and the said chaplain brought that writing to the jurors and shewed them the old writing in the calendar, whereby they know well that the heir is of full age.
Robert Raa of Ulseby, aged 58 years and more, Robert de Barton of Scalby, aged 43 years and more, and Neel de Seuerby, ‘chapman,’ aged 45 years and more, agree and say that on the day that the said heir was born and baptised they were all at Barton market and drank in the house of John Cokheved of Barton, who was uncle and godfather of the heir, with one John Baxter, the other godfather, and they then heard the said John Cokheved say that he lifted the said heir from the sacred font.
Richard son of Ralph de Stalingburgh, aged 50 years and more, and William Whasshe of Gresseby, aged 46 years and more, agree and say that the said Richard son of Ralph at the time and place of the birth, and long before and after, was servant of the said Hugh Cokheved, the father, in the office of marketing and collecting wools in various parts and counties for the use of the said Hugh, and William Whasshe long before and after was servant of the said Hugh in the office of cook and butler.
John de Rasen of Clysseby, aged 57 years and more, agrees and says that at the churching of the heir’s mother he was at the feast in the house of Hugh Cokheved the father at Barton as servant of Roger de Aysterby, knight, in the office of yeoman, at which feast the said Hugh gave to each yeoman a pair of black hose, and to the minstrels 40s. as they said.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (8.)
383. JOHN DE LA MORE, SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM DE LA MORE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of the executors of Robert de Melton. 20 April, 43 Edward III.
Endorsed by the escheator that he warned John de Middelton and Lucy de Melton, executors of the will of Robert de Melton, to be at Lodelowe on the day of the taking of the said proof of age, but they did not wish to be present.
SALOP. Proof of age taken at Lodelowe, 18 August, 43 Edward III.
Hugh Pursel, aged 50 years and more, says that the said John was born at the town of La More and baptised in the church there on 8 July, 22 Edward III, and that John, then rector of the church, and Walter Robynes, with Alice de Mokelwyk, raised him from the font, and so he was 21 years of age on 8 July last. This they know because the day and year of the birth were written in a missal there.
John de Plowden, aged 48 years and more, agrees and says that he acquired 10a. of land at La More from John Passemon in the year that the said John was born, and by the date of the charter of acquisition he well knows about the birth.
William del Munede, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that he married Agnes daughter of Robert Donefow at the feast of St. Peter’s Chains next after the day of the birth.
Richard Flemmyng, aged 54 years and more, agrees and says that Richard his firstborn son was born at Lydham in the same year that John was born, and the day and year of the birth of his said son are written in a psalter at Lydham.
Edward de Walcote and Roger Thewelyns, aged 48 years and more, agree and say that there was a great dispute between William de la More, John’s father, and Robert Saunders, and peace was made between them in the same year that John was born, in the presence of the same Edward and Roger.
John de le Moreswode, Roger de Coston, and John de Bekkeleye, aged 58 years and more, agree and say that they were at La More on an inquisition taken there before John de Upton, then coroner in the county, on the death of Robert Gery, killed there in the same year that John de la More was born.
William Don, William Joukys, and William Rychardes, aged 45 years and more, agree and say that they were witnesses named in the writings of a feoffment made to William de la More, John’s father, of a tenement at La More, in the same year that John was born, and were present when the said William had seisin thereof.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (9.)
384. WILLIAM MALIFAUNT, SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM MALIFAUNT.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said William son of William, whose father held by knight’s service of the heir of Laurence de Hastynges, late earl of Pembroke, a minor in the king’s wardship, The lands of the inheritance of the said William son of William are in the custody of the executors of Thomas Moigne, knight. 1 June, 43 Edward III.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJOINING MARCH OF WALES. Proof of age taken at Pembroke, 7 June, 43 Edward III.
John Wodelok, aged 53 years and more, says that the said William was born at Le Nasshe in the March aforesaid on 8 (a mistake for 9) November, 19 Edward III, and was baptised in the church of St. Mary there on the same day, and so was 21 years of age on 9 November last; and that William Castelmartyn, Robert ap Reys, and Juliana Vaghan lifted him from the sacred font. This the deponent knows because on the day of the birth he acquired a messuage at Le Nasshe from John Clenyn, and by the date of the charter of feoffment, which is dated at Le Nasshe, 9 November, 19 Edward III, he well knows William’s age.
Guy Calowe, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that his mother Alice died on 5 November (sic) after the birth, 19 Edward III, and on 14 November last he was 21 years of age, and so he well knows that the said William was 21 years of age on 9 November last.
William White, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son Robert made a monk at the priory of Pembroke on the feast of St. Edmund the King after the birth, and it is so enrolled in a psalter at Le Nasshe.
John Chapman, the elder, aged 50 years, agrees and says that he had a son named William made a canon at the priory of Hareford, and it is so enrolled in a missal at Le Nasshe on the second day after the birth of the said heir, 19 Edward III; and he was 21 years of age on 9 November last.
Walter Symond, aged 40 years, David Reymond, aged 50 years, John Rys of Yolaundes, aged 60 years, John Watte, aged 55 years, John Cok of Ridebard, aged 46 years, William Rede, aged 54 years, Philip Stevenes, aged 50 years, and John Cotiler, aged 59 years and more, agree and say that the church of Le Nasshe was interdicted or suspended on account of bloodshed therein from all celebration of divine service except the baptism of children at the time that William was baptised, and the church was reconciled by the bishop of St. David’s on 8 November next after the birth, 19 Edward III.
The executors of Thomas [Moigne] were warned, and came to Pembroke in their own persons on 7 June, but said nothing for the king or themselves against the proof of age.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (10.)
385. PHILIPPA DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF LIONEL DUKE OF CLARENCE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Philippa, daughter and heir of Lionel duke of Clarence and Elizabeth his wife, and wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, who claims the lands which her said father held both in fee and by the courtesy of England after the death of Elizabeth his wife. Eltham, 20 August, 43 Edward III.
KENT. Proof of age made at Depford, 24 August, 43 Edward III.
John Durham, aged 70 years, says that the said Philippa was 14 years of age on 16 August last, and was born and baptised at Eltham, and that William de Edyndon, late bishop of Winchester, then chancellor of England, Philippa queen of England, and Elizabeth countess (sic) of Clarence lifted her from the sacred font. This the deponent knows because on the day of the birth he married a wife, Denise daughter of William Depeslade.
Ralph Pesekod (?), aged 43 years, agrees and says that on the day of the birth he sold a house by the bridge of Depford.
Roger R …., aged 43 years, John Stewrad (sic), William Baker and John (sic), agree and say that Edward king of England set out towards Scotland in the year next after the said Philippa’s birth.
Robert (?) le Steward, aged 40 years, John de Ponte, aged 45 years, and Roger Platon, aged 41 years, agree and say that the river Thames broke the pool called ‘le Brech’ at Grynewych and flooded a very great number of acres of arable land in the marsh there in the same year that Philippa was born.
Robert atte Mille, aged 40 years, Thomas Stace, aged 40 years, and Robert atte Brigge, aged 60 years, agree and say that Edward king of England set out towards Calais in the same year that Philippa was born.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (11.)
386. RALPH SON OF RALPH DE SHELTON, knight.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Ralph son of Ralph, kinsman and heir of Hugh Burgilon, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of the aforesaid Ralph de Shelton by the king’s commitment. 20 March, 43 Edward III.
Endorsed by the escheator that he warned Ralph de Shelton to be present at the day and place of the proof of age, and he came but could say nothing against it.
NORFOLK. Proof of age made at Great Narynges, Saturday after St. Edward the King, 43 Edward III.
Reynold Galoun, aged 53 years, says that the said Ralph was born at Great Narynges and baptised in the church of St. Mary there on 18 March, 22 Edward III, and was 21 years of age on 18 March last. This the deponent knows because he then purchased a messuage in Great Narynges by his charter, the date of which is 12 April, 22 Edward III.
John de Thirsford, aged 48 years, agrees and says that at Christmas before the birth his son Robert was born.
John atte Mille, aged 43 years, agrees and says that about the feast of St. George after the birth he married Katharine his first wife.
John Galoun, aged 61 years, agrees and says that about the feast of the Purification before the birth he newly purchased his manor of Norton.
Richard de Wilby, aged 44 years, agrees and says that about Easter after the birth his son Nicholas was drowned in his pond.
Peter atte Mille, aged 46 years, agrees and says that about the feast of the Annunciation after the birth he newly built his hall.
John Elyoner, aged 54 years, agrees and says that about the feast of All Saints before the birth his son Roger was born.
Geoffrey Kelle, aged 46 years, agrees and says that about the feast of St. Gregory before the birth his father Roger died.
John de Lucham, aged 48 years, agrees and says that about the feast of the Annunciation after the birth his son Nicholas was made a monk at Derham.
Thomas de Multon, aged 59 years, agrees and says that about the feast of the Purification before the birth a ship of his sank at sea with all his goods.
Henry Parmounter, aged 45 years, agrees and says that on Christmas night before the birth, as he was at church, he was robbed by thieves.
Roger le Say, aged 48 years, agrees and says that about the feast of the Annunciation after the birth he set out for Santiago.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (12.)
387. THOMAS ATTE WELLE, BROTHER AND HEIR OF WILLIAM ATTE WELLE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Thomas, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Robert Flemyng of Sandwich by the king’s commitment. 26 January, 43 Edward III.
Endorsed by the escheator that he warned Robert Flemyng by Robert Sibbethorp and Robert Hynkele to be present at the inquisition and shew cause why the proof of age should not be taken; and he came, but could say nothing.
KENT. Proof of age taken at Canterbury, 24 February, 43 Edward III.
Thomas Derby, aged 46 years and more, says that the said Thomas was 21 years of age on 3 June last, and was born at Sandwich and baptised in the church of St. Peter there; and that Thomas Wygode, Thomas Blake and Custancia Jokys lifted him from the sacred font. This the deponent knows because he had a sister named Cecily born the same day.
Thomas Tykenherst, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he had a kinsman named John Carpenter who married one Margery his wife at the feast of the Purification in the same year that Thomas was born.
William Riche, aged 51 years and more, agrees and says that he had a daughter named Cecily born the same year.
John Petyt, aged 45 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son William born the third day before Thomas.
Richard Bokton, aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son named Nicholas whom he made an apprentice in the craft of a tailor at Icchen at Michaelmas following the birth.
Thomas Herlond, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son named Thomas born in the week following the birth.
John Somerfeld, aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that at Michaelmas following the birth he married one Eva, who is still his wife.
John Coppard, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that a certain John Riche, clerk, of the town of Somerfeld wherein the witness dwells, assumed the habit of religion at Ledes at Michaelmas after the birth; and he was then himself at Ledes.
Nicholas Hayward, aged 45 years and more, agrees and says that in the third year after the birth he and Katharine his wife by their charter gave to William atte Welle, father of the said Thomas, a messuage in Estry, and delivered him seisin thereof at Michaelmas following, after which William shewed him his son Thomas, then walking on his feet.
John Jekyn, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that he had a brother named Thomas born at Mid-lent before the aforesaid birth.
Richard Basely, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that he acquired a messuage and 4a. of land in Estry from Eleanor Capup at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the same year.
John Bod (?), aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that at Michaelmas after the birth he made one Margaret his wife, who still survives.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (13.)
388. MARGARET DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF GILES DE NEKETON.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Margaret, whose father held by knight’s service of the abbey of St. Edmund of Bury, lately vacant and in the king’s hand. The lands of her inheritance are in the custody of John Crull, her husband, by the king’s commitment. 12 May, 43 Edward III.
CAMBRIDGE. Proof of age made at Yeselham, Thursday after St. Edmund, King and Martyr, 43 Edward III.
John Bernard, aged 53 years and more, says that Margaret was born at Yeselham on Sunday before Whitsunday, 29 Edward III, and was baptised there, and so she was 14 years of age on Sunday before Whitsunday last. Margaret de Neketon, her aunt, together with others unknown, lifted her from the sacred font. This the deponent knows because on the day of the birth he acquired a messuage in Yeselham from John de Bery by a charter of feoffment the date of which is at Yeselham on the Sunday that she was born.
Roger Gay, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that in a certain book of the same church called a ‘porthors,’ to wit, in the kalendar of the same, the day of the birth was entered, which writing he has very often read.
Walter Horold, aged 45 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son named Robert who on Whitsunday, 29 [Edward III], was made a monk at the priory of Ely, and the fact is entered in a book at Ely, and so he well remembers the age.
Alan Welleman, aged 44 years, William Whyte, aged 39 years, and William Huberd, aged 49 years, agree and say that on the day of the birth they sold to Giles de Neketon, Margaret’s father, 20a. of land and pasture in Yeselham by a charter of feoffment the date of which is on the Sunday that Margaret was born, which land and pasture they formerly held jointly.
John de Bery, aged 38 years, Thomas son of Margaret, aged 42 years, Thomas Rayson, aged 39 years, Richard atte Wyche, aged 37 years, John Scot, aged 47 years, and William Malt, aged 36 years, agree and say that on the Sunday of the birth and baptism the church of Yeselham was interdicted or suspended, on account of violent bloodshed therein about the hour of vespers, from all celebration of divine services except the baptism of children, and on the Tuesday following, to wit, before Whitsunday, 29 [Edward III], it was solemnly reconciled by the then bishop of Rochester, diocesan of the place, in the presence of the deponents and many others. The said day of reconciliation is clearly written on the church wall (parietem) as evidence for future parishioners there.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (14.)
389. REYNOLD DE COBHAM, SON AND HEIR OF REYNOLD DE COBHAM.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Reynold, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of the executors of Philippa, late queen of England. 20 January, 43 Edward III.
Endorsed by the escheator that Philippa late queen of England appointed no executors, as he is given to understand.
SURREY. Proof of age made at Lyngefeld, 26 January, 44 Edward III.
Roger Staingdenne, aged 50 years, says that the said Reynold was 21 years of age at Whitsun last, and was born at Sterneburgh and baptised in the church of Etonbrigge, and that Philippa late queen of England, Walter le Mauney, knight, and Thomas de Dovedale, knight, lifted him from the sacred font. This the deponent knows because in the year before Reynold’s birth he married a wife named Margery, and had a son born in the same year as Reynold, and his wife was churched on the same day as Reynold’s mother.
Richard Carbonel, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son named John [born] on Michaelmas Day after the birth of Reynold.
James Inyngfeld, aged 41 years, agrees and says that he left his school (recessit a scolis) to see the queen when Reynold was baptised.
Richard Das, aged 52 years, agrees and says that he had a wife named Isabel who died in the same year that Reynold was born.
John Chydynglegh, aged 42 years and more, agrees and says that in the same week that Reynold was born he had a brother named Richard born.
John atte Ware, aged 45 years, agrees and says that he purchased a tenement from John atte More, and his charter was sealed on the same day that Reynold’s mother was churched.
Ralph atte Hull, aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that in the year of the birth he was bailiff to Reynold’s father, and by the letters of acquittance he remembers about the birth,
John Dyrman, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year as the birth 20a. of land descended to him by right of inheritance after the death of William de Blokefeld.
Simon Parys, aged 43 years, agrees and says that he had a son named Andrew born the same year.
Richard Stafhurst, aged 52 years, agrees and says that in the same year he married a wife named Cecily.
John atte Lee, aged 43 years, agrees and says that his wife had a son named William who was baptised on Ash Wednesday before Reynold’s birth.
John Drewe, aged 43 years and more, agrees and says that he had a kinswoman named Margery married to Robert atte Watre in the same year.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (15.)
390. THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF THOMAS DE ALVEDELE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Thomas, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Edmund de Dounklent by the king’s commitment. 3 December, 43 Edward III.
Endorsed by the escheator that he warned Edmund de Dunclent of the time and place of the taking of the proof of age, but he did not care to be present.
SALOP. Proof of age taken at Alvedele, 12 January, 43 Edward III.
Walter le Power, aged 50 years and more, says that the said Thomas was born and baptised at Alvedele on 7 July, 22 Edward III, and that Thomas de Alvedele, his grandfather, Hugh de Alvedele, and Joan late the wife of Henry de Alvedele lifted him from the sacred font, and so he was 21 years of age on 7 July last. This the deponent knows because he was in the service of Thomas de Alvedele, the father, and was sent to fetch Thomas and Hugh aforesaid to be the godfathers.
Richard Fulybrok, aged 44 years, agrees and says that on Monday after the aforesaid 7 July, 22 Edward III, he married Agnes daughter of Roger de Fillilode.
Roger Howel, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that on the day of the birth he had a son born at Alvedele and baptised in the church there by the name of Roger, and he reckons him to be of the same age as the said Thomas.
Henry Shepharde, John Joukys, and William Dolemon, each aged 40 years and more, agree and say that on the day of the birth they were present with others in Alvedele church at the celebration of the marriage between William de Weston and Katharine daughter of Hugh de Solrugge, and they saw Thomas being carried to be baptised, and he was baptised there.
William de Holeway (?), John le Kyng and John atte Hay, each aged 50 years and more, agree and say that they were present at Alvedele at the seisin which Henry de Alvedele made to William de Fillilode of a tenement in Alvedele on Tuesday after the day of the birth, and they know by the date of the charter of livery.
John Austyn, Richard de Sheynton, and Roger le Wryghte, aged 48 years and more, agree and say that they were present at Alvedele at the burial of Thomas de Fillilode, who was buried there on Sunday after the day of the birth, which day of the death and burial of Thomas de Fillilode is written there in a certain missal.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (16.)
391. JOHN DE MEPERSHALE, or MEPERSALE, knight.
Writ, 16 June, 43 Edward III.
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Shefford, Monday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 43 Edward III.
[Meperteshale.] (fn. 1) A manor, 180a. arable, 10a. meadow, 4a. pasture, 10a. wood, 34s. from rents of assise and cottages with lands let at farm of his demesne, and 6 customary works from 6 cottages, to wit, each customary tenant reaping for four days in autumn at the lord’s cost, held of the king in chief by service of grand serjeanty; and a messuage and 18a. land, held of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem by service of 3s. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
He died on Monday after Holy Trinity, 43 Edward III. John, son of Nicholas de Mepershale his son, aged 7 years and more, is his heir.
Writ to the escheator to assign dower to Alice late the wife of the said John, after taking her oath not to marry without the king’s licence. 12 July, 43 Edward III.
BEDFORD. Assignment of dower (undated).
Mepirshale. A third part of the site of the manor towards the south, with the chambers annexed thereto and free ingress and egress; a new building by the wall of the churchyard extending from the gate of the manor as far as a chamber over the gate of the churchyard; and divers parcels of land &c. (described).
The following field-names &c. are mentioned:—‘Vigerescroft,’ ‘le Motes,’ ‘le Parkmade,’ ‘le Midfurlong,’ ‘Littelhull,’ ‘Longhull,’ ‘Twyfoldhull,’ ‘Haukesokes,’ ‘Desworth,’ ‘Moldhegges,’ ‘Womond,’ ‘Armeneye,’ ‘Rokkeswellehull,’ ‘Smythull,’ ‘Nelstokkyng,’ ‘Anneyscroft,’ ‘Harecroft,’ ‘le Chapelfeld,’ ‘Claycroft,’ ‘le Vynezerd.’
C. Edw. III. File 211. (17.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 149. (11.)
392. JOHN DE MERIET, knight.
Writ, 12 October, 43 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Horncastre, Saturday after St. Luke, 43 Edward III.
Castelcarleton. Two-thirds of the manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service, with the reversion of the third part held in dower for life by Isabel late the wife of George de Meriet, father of the said John.
He died at Calais on Tuesday after Michaelmas, 43 Edward III. John his son, aged 25 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 12 October, 43 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Mountagu, 7 November, 43 Edward III. (fn. 2)
Meryet. The manor, with the advowson of the church of the manor and the advowson of the church of Boclond St. Mary, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Lopene and Stratton. The manor, held jointly with Maud his wife, who survives, for their lives, with remainder to his heirs, by licence of the king, as appears by the king’s letters patent. It is held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 2 October, 43 Edward III. Heir as above, aged 23 years and more.
Writ to the escheator to assign dower to Maud late the wife of the said John, as the king has taken her oath not to marry without licence. 12 November, 43 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Assignment of dower made on Tuesday after the Epiphany, 44 Edward III. (Faded and largely illegible.)
Castelcarleton. Certain rooms in the capital messuage, with stables and other easements, and divers lands, rents &c. [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1369–1374, pp. 204–206.]
C. Edw. III. File 211. (18.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 31. (4.)
393. ISABEL LATE THE WIFE OF GEORGE MERIET.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Horncastre, Saturday after Michaelmas, 43 Edward III.
Castel Carleton. A third part of the manor, held in dower after the death of George her husband, of the inheritance of John his son and heir, by assignment of the king when John was in the king’s wardship. The entire manor is held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
She died on 29 June, 43 Edward III. John de Meriet, knight, aged 30 years and more, is her heir.
E. Inq. P.M. File 29. (19.)
394. JOAN LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN MAUDUYT.
Writ, 13 November, 43 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. taken at Salisbury, 4 December, 43 Edward III.
Compton Chamberlayn. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service, as of the inheritance of Katharine de Bouklond, her mother.
She died on 13 October last. Nicholas de Beynton, aged 24 years and more, son and heir of Margaret de Beynton sister of Katharine aforesaid, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (19.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 148. (3.)
395. AGNES LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN MAUDUYT. knight.
Writ, 12 September, 43 Edward III.
WARWICK. Inq. made at Warrewyk, Thursday before St. Matthew the Apostle, 43 Edward III.
Wodecote by Warewyk. 63s. 4d. yearly rent held in fee tail, forthcoming from divers tenants holding by rolls of court. The tenements are held of the duke of Lancaster, as of the honor of Leicester, services not known. Richard de Tyssebury and Henry Baillemond, parson of the church of Somerford Mauduyt, by a fine levied at Westminster in the quinzaine of St. John the Baptist, 7 Edward III, granted the tenements to the aforesaid John Mauduyt and Agnes and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to John de Molyns and Gille (Egidia) his wife and the heirs of their bodies. John Mauduyt and Agnes died without heir male of their bodies, so that the premises remain to William, son and heir of the aforesaid John de Molyns and Gille.
Agnes died on 31 August last. The aforesaid William is 30 years of age.
Writ, 12 September, 43 Edward III.
OXFORD. Inq. (fn. 3) made at Wytteneye, 24 September, 43 Edward III.
Broghton. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held jointly with the said John, her husband, of the king in chief by a rent of 13s. 4d. payable at Michaelmas at the king’s castle of Oxford by the hands of the sheriff.
Stanlake. The manor, with the advowson of the church at every fourth presentation, similarly held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee, as of the honor of Aumale.
Netherfilkynge. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of Sir John de Oddyngseles, as of his manor of Bradewell, by service of 1d. yearly.
The reversion of all the premises belongs to William, son and heir of John de Molyns and Gille his wife. Settlement as in the previous inquisition by Richard, parson of the church of Tyssebury, and Henry Bailmound, parson of the church of Somerford Mauduyt. John de Molyns and Gille are dead, and William de Molyns, aged 25 years and more, is their heir.
Bourton. The manor (extent given), similarly held of John duke of Lancaster, as of the manor of Kynemershford, co. Gloucester, by service of half a knight’s fee, to her and the heirs male of her body by John Mauduyt, her late husband, the reversion belonging to Joan daughter and heir of John son of Alice Basset because a certain John Mauduyt, knight, was seised of the manor and gave it to John Inge, knight, and Alice Tort for the term of their lives, and afterwards John Mauduyt acknowledged it to be the right of Robert de Walkynton, clerk, by a fine levied in the king’s court, whereupon the said Robert granted the reversion of the manor after the death of John Inge and Alice to John Mauduyt and Agnes his wife and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of John Mauduyt. Afterwards the same John Mauduyt, knight, released all his right and claim in the manor to John Inge, who afterwards, by a fine levied in the king’s court, acknowledged the manor to be the right of William Inge, parson of the church of Heampton, whereupon the said William granted it to the same John Inge and Alice his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to John son of Alice Basset and the heirs of his body. Alice Tort is dead. The aforesaid Agnes died on 31 August last without heir male of her body by John Mauduyt. John Inge and Alice are dead without heir of their bodies. John son of Alice Basset is dead, and Joan his daughter, aged 15 years and more, married to Roger Door, is his heir.
Filkynge. 1a. meadow in a meadow called ‘Westham,’ which ought to be mown every year in three parcels as it falls by lot. It is held of Sir William de Molyns, as of his land aforesaid in Filkyng, service not known.
Heir of the said Agnes not known.
WILTS. Inq. taken at Malmesbury, 22 September, 43 Edward III.
Whitele. The manor, with the advowson of the chapel thereof, held of the king in chief, services not known, but it owes suit every three weeks to the hundred court of Calne, which is in the hands of Sir William la Souch of Haryngworth.
Somerford Mauduyt. The manor, with the advowson of the church thereof, held of the abbot of Malmesbury by knight’s service and suit to the abbot’s court-baron every three weeks.
Farnhull. The manor, held of the abbess of Shaftesbury in socage and by doing suit to the abbess at the hundred of Tissebury.
By two fines levied in the king’s court at Westminster in the quinzaine of Midsummer, 7 Edward III, Richard, parson of the church of Tissebury, and Henry Bailmond, parson of the church of Somerford Mauduyt, granted the said manors &c. to John Mauduyt and Agnes his wife and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to John de Molyns and Gille his wife and their issue. John Mauduyt and Agnes have died without heir male of their bodies, so that the manors &c. remain to William, son and heir of John de Molyns and Gille.
Agnes died on 31 August last, and the said William is 30 years of age and more.
Lokynton. The manor, held in joint feoffment with Thomas de Bradeston, her last husband, the reversion belonging to the heirs of Thomas. The manor is held of the earl of Hereford by knight’s service. Thomas de Bradeston, son and heir of Robert de Bradeston, knight, aged 18 years and more, is next heir to the manor.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (20.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 30. (5.) (Warwick.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 148. (1.) (Wilts.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 148. (11.) (Oxford.)
396. JOAN LATE THE WIFE OF WILLIAM DE MELTON.
Writ, 6 September, 43 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at Doncastre, 16 September, 43 Edward III.
Killum. The manor (extent given), held in fee tail by the king’s charter of licence dated at Westminster, 28 January, 15 Edward III, to wit, [to her and] William de Melton, her husband, deceased, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of William. The extent includes a fair and tolls in the lands of tenants at will rendering 40s. yearly. The manor is held of the king in chief in socage, to wit, by service of 13s. 4d. yearly to be paid to the sheriff of York.
She held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
She died on 4 July last. William de Melton, knight, is son and heir of the said William and Joan by the form of the entail, and is 28 years of age and more.
C. Edw. III. File 211. (21.)

Footnotes

  • 1. Supplied from the Exchequer enrolment.
  • 2. The Chancery inquisition is a fragment only. The abstract here given is from the Exchequer copy.
  • 3. This inquisition is faded and illegible in places. It has been read in conjunction with the Exchequer enrolment.