Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 214

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 214

425. MAUGER VAVASOUR.
Writ, 5 September, 43 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) taken at Wykele, 15 September, 43 Edward III.
Wykele. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service. The extent includes a wood called ‘Wykelewode,’ of which the soil is common to certain townships round about and part is held of Nicholas Lovet by service of a sore sparrow-hawk or 2s. yearly, and a dyke called ‘Sweynesdich’ with a hedge growing thereon, held of the lord of Clendon by service of 6d. yearly. He also held there in fee an assart called ‘Bancroft,’ for which he renders 15s. yearly at the Exchequer.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Saturday after St. Bartholomew last. William Vavasour, his brother, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (1.)
426. WILLIAM WALROND.
Writ, 20 September, 43 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. taken at Churlhampstrete by Hungerford, 3 October, 43 Edward III.
Pevenhull. 2 carucates of land, held of the abbot of Malmesbury by a rent of 15s. yearly and suit to the court of the manor of Puryton twice a year.
Brodeblontesdon. 4 carucates of land, held of Thomas Golafre by service of 4s. 6d. yearly; and a toft, held of the manor of Sevenhampton, which is now in the king’s hand by the death of Queen Philippa, by service of rendering a pair of gilt spurs and doing suit twice a year to the court of the manor of Sevenhampton.
Overstratton. 2 carucates of land, held of the earl of Salisbury by service of 6d. yearly; and a piece of land, held of the earl of Hereford by service of 4d. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 22 (sic) September last. Gilbert de Shotesbrok, aged 30 years and more, son and heir of Joan de Shotesbrok his sister and heir, is his next heir.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (2.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 148. (2.)
427. THOMAS WODEROUE.
Writ, 18 October, 43 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. (indented) taken at Hope, Thursday after St. Leonard, 43 Edward III.
Hope. 3 bovates of land, held of the king in chief; and a bovate of land, held of the king in serjeanty by bodily service.
He held no other lands &c.
He died on Wednesday after the Nativity of St. Mary last. John Woderoue his son, aged 7 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (3.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 30. (7.)
428. RICHARD DE WYLUGHBY, or WILLEBY, or WILUGHBY, knight.
Writ, 6 July, 43 Edward III.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. (indented) taken at Notyngham, Tuesday after St. James, 43 Edward III.
Cossale. The manor, held of Sir Sampson de Stredeley by knight’s service. He held it jointly with Maud his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by gift of Richard Willeby, knight, the elder, Nicholas de Waddon, chaplain, and Hugh Martel.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Saturday after Holy Trinity last without heir of his body by Maud. Roger de Willeby, clerk, his brother, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
DERBY. Inq. (indented) taken at Sandiacre, Monday after St. James, 43 Edward III.
Brakunthwet. The manor, held jointly as above, by gift of Richard de Willeby, knight, the elder, of Sir William Deyncourt by knight’s service and service of 20s. yearly.
Alwaston. Lands &c. worth 8 marks yearly, held jointly as above of the lord Barduf by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 20 June, 43 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Bronne, Sunday after St. Bartholomew, 43 Edward III.
Dunnesby by Repynghale. The manor (extent given), held of the bishop of Lincoln by knight’s service and suit to his court of Sleford every three weeks.
Wyggetoft in Holand. The manor, held of John duke of Lancaster and earl of Richemond, as of the fee of Richemond, by knight’s service. He held it jointly with Maud his wife, who survives, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by gift and feoffment of Richard de Wilughby, the elder, Nicholas de Whadden, chaplain, and Hugh Martell. He demised it to John de Wyggetoft for the latter’s life at a yearly rent of 10l.
Date of death not known. Hugh, aged 30 years and more, his brother, son of Richard de Wilughby, the elder, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (4.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 30. (8.) (Nottingham and Derby.)
429. THOMAS JUVENAL.
Writ to the mayor to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Thomas, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 10 October, 43 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, 16 October, 43 Edward III.
He died in 30 Edward I, day not known, seised of:—
Parish of St. Andrew Huberd. A plot of land with buildings thereon, which John Sperlyng, clerk, son of John Sperlyng, by charter gave to him, by the name of Thomas Juvenal, serjeant of London, and to Alice his wife, to hold to them and his heirs. He died in the lifetime of Alice, who afterwards gave the premises to Simon de Burgh and his heirs. Subsequently the said Simon, by his will proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London of pleas of land held on Monday after St. Luke, 9 Edward II, bequeathed the premises to Thomas his son in fee tail, by the name of a messuage with 3 shops, with remainder to Alice for life, after whose death they were to be sold, together with all the other lands bequeathed in the said will to Thomas son of Simon, by the executors of Simon and Alice. Afterwards Thomas son of Simon gave the said plot &c. to Richard de Lombheth, who bequeathed it to be sold by four parishioners of the said church. The said parishioners sold it to Richard his son, who enfeoffed thereof Richard de Croydon, the present tenant. The plot is now a tenement with 4 shops; and the issues thereof have been taken since the death of Thomas Juvenal by the tenants above named. The tenement and shops are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
Thomas Juvenal has no heirs surviving, as the jurors understand.
(Another copy of the above is attached.)
C. Edw. III. File 214. (5.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 31. (6.)
430. NICHOLAS HOREWODE.
Writ to the mayor to enquire as to the lands &c. of the said Nicholas, and whether he was a bastard and died without heir of himself. 6 December, 43 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, 21 December, 43 Edward III.
He died on Friday in Whitsun week, 35 Edward III, seised of:—
Ismongerelane. A brewhouse and 2 shops in ruins.
Parish of St. Botolph without Aldresgate in the suburb. 4 shops with 4 solars built over and a small garden.
After his death all the above were taken into the king’s hand by a writ already returned; and the king granted them to John Pecche, who now holds them.
Parish of St. Mary of Somersete. A messuage bequeathed by Geoffrey de Bodele, citizen and vintner of London, by his will enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday after St. James, 15 Edward III, to Joan his wife for life, with remainder to Hamon, John, Thomas and John, his sons, and Denise and Joan, his daughters, or such of them as should survive her, and their heirs. After the execution of this will and during Joan’s lifetime Hamon and Thomas died without heirs of their bodies, and John the elder son and heir, by his deed enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday the eve of SS. Philip and James, 32 Edward III, granted to Nicholas Horewode, a bastard, all his estate in a messuage lately held by Geoffrey de Bodele by ‘le Saltwharf,’ which is to be understood as the messuage aforesaid. Joan never attorned thereof. Nicholas had issue a son and heir Nicholas, and died; and Nicholas the son died in the lifetime of Joan without heir on his father’s side; but he had an heir on his mother’s side, namely the said Joan, who was daughter and heir of Cecily the sister and heir of Hamon le Barbour, father of Joan the wife of the said Nicholas Horewode the elder and mother of Nicholas the younger. Joan wife of Geoffrey died in seisin of the premises in 42 Edward III; and Richard le Blake and Joan his wife, Geoffrey’s daughter, entered therein with the consent of Geoffrey’s children; and during their possession John, son and heir of Geoffrey and Joan his wife, being of full age, by his deed released [his estate therein] to Richard [? and Joan] and their heirs; and Richard and Joan, by their deed enrolled in the husting of London in 42 Edward III, enfeoffed thereof Hugh de Ware, Alice his wife, and Hugh’s heirs. The fourth part of the messuage which pertained to the aforesaid John de Bodele, the elder, is worth 15s. yearly, and Richard Blake and Joan, and Hugh de Ware and Alice, have successively held it and received the issues until now. The said Nicholas was a bastard, and has no heirs of himself surviving.
The whole is held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
(Another copy of the above is attached.)
C. Edw. III. File 214. (6.)
431. WILLIAM, FORMERLY RECTOR OF THE CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL BASSISHAW.
Writ to the mayor to enquire as to the lands of the said William, who has been in possession of them since his death, with what rents he charged them for religious uses, and how those uses have been fulfilled. 29 October, 43 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, Saturday after All Saints, 43 Edward III.
The findings of the inquisition are similar to those of the inquisition taken on 10 March, 42 Edward III (File 204. (23.) above), with the additional statement that William has no heirs surviving.
(Another copy of the above is attached.)
C. Edw. III. File 214. (7.)
432. WALTER DE HENDON.
Writ to the mayor to enquire as to the lands of the said Walter in the parish of St. John Zacharie, who has been in possession of them since his death, and with what rents he charged them for religious uses; as the king is given to understand that he held more lands than are specified in an inquisition taken by the mayor ex officio. 6 July, 43 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, Saturday the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 43 Edward III.
The said Walter died in 26 Edward I, seised of:—
Parish of St. John Zakarie. A brewhouse and 5 shops with 5 solars built over, which Richard Madour, chaplain, lately held and occupied by virtue of a legacy of the said Walter, and celebrated in the church of St. John Zakarie for the souls of Gilbert de Clare, sometime earl of Gloucester, the said Walter and his relations and benefactors, Dame Elia de Fordham and all the faithful departed. Since Walter’s death divers chaplains, names not known, have held the premises and celebrated as above.
Parish of St. Sepulchre without Neugate in the suburb. A brewhouse, 8 shops with solars built over, 2 shops without solars, a garden, and 2 vacant plots of land with a chamber.
Parish of St. Andrew, Holbourn. A vacant plot of land in a lane called ‘Goldelane.’
Both the above were lately held by John Budde, a chaplain celebrating as above in the church of St. Andrew, Holbourn, and by other chaplains, names unknown, his predecessors.
Parish of St. John Zakarie. 13s. 4d. rent from a tenement now held by John Chichestre. The aforesaid Richard Madour and other chaplains celebrating as above received the said rent from the time of Walter’s death until Saturday after SS. Peter and Paul, 42 Edward III, since when John Teyser has received it, title not known.
By his will proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday after St. Luke, 26 Edward I, after the publication of the statute of mortmain, the said Walter bequeathed all the premises for the maintenance of three chaplains celebrating for the souls aforesaid, one in the church of St. John Zakarie and two in the church of St. Andrew, Holbourn. The premises were not sufficient for the provision of three chaplains, but two were provided from the time of Walter’s death until Saturday after SS. Peter and Paul aforesaid, on which day all the premises, except the rent of 13s. 4d., were seized into the king’s hand by pretext of an inquisition returned into Chancery, and are still in the king’s hand.
All the premises are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
Walter has no heirs now surviving, as the jurors understand.
(Another copy of the above is attached.)
C. Edw. III. File 214. (8.)
433. JOHN SON OF JOHN ADAM, spicer, called HACHESHAM.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio before the mayor, 25 October, 43 Edward III.
He died a minor on Tuesday before Michaelmas last, seised of:—
Parish of St. Mary of Bothawe. A tenement in the ward of Douegate, held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
He had no other lands &c. in the city or suburbs, so far as the jurors can find at present.
He has no heirs surviving.
Since his death Adam de Bury has been in possession and received the issues, by what title the jurors know not.
(Another copy of the above is attached.)
C. Edw. III. File 214. (9.)
434. PHILIPPA, QUEEN OF ENGLAND.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and date of death of queen Philippa. 6 December, 43 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, Monday in the fourth week of Lent, 44 Edward III.
Snayth and Cowyk. She held nothing in this manor with the soke, save that John, now duke of Lancaster, and Blanche his wife, gave it to her for life by their charter, by licence from the king, and she demised her estate therein to Robert de Swylington, Godfrey Foljambe, William de Fyncheden, knight, and Simon Symeon, at a yearly rent of 50l.
Tikhill. The castle and honor, with the members, held for life by the king’s grant.
Knaresburgh. The castle and honor, with the members, held for life by the king’s grant.
All the above are held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
She died about the feast of the Nativity of St. Mary last.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (10.)
435. MAUD DE LA BAREWE.
Writ, 16 January, 43 Edward III.
HEREFORD. Inq. taken at Rosse, 22 February, 44 Edward III.
Netherbolynghope. A messuage and 96a. land, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Netherbolynghope, Cleyhongre and Hereford. A yearly rent of 100s.
She held no other lands &c. of the king in chief.
Netherbolynghope. 30a. land, held in chief by knight’s service of Thomas de Bourghull; and 1/2 virgate of land, held in chief by knight’s service of Robert Solers.
She died on 1 December last. (fn. 1) Stephen de la Barewe, her son, aged 36 years, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (11.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 32. (3.)
436. LEONARD CARREU.
Writ, 28 December, 43 Edward III.
BERKS. Inq. made at Neubury, 12 April, 44 Edward III.
Mollisford. The manor, held of the king in chief in socage by service of rendering 2s. yearly by the hands of the sheriff.
He died on 9 October last. Thomas his son, aged one year and more, is his heir.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Andevere, 6 April, 44 Edward III.
Annedeport. He held no lands &c. in the county on the day of his death, because long before his departure from England in the company of the earl of Pembroke he enfeoffed Hugh Harston, Ralph Clatford, Thomas Stone, chaplain, and John de Matesford, their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Annedeport, which is held of Luke de Ponynges, as of his manor of Basynge, service not known.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 28 December, 43 Edward III.
DEVON. Inq. taken at Exeter, Ash Wednesday, 44 Edward III.
He held no lands in the county on the day of his death, because on Thursday the eve of the Purification, 43 Edward III, he enfeoffed Thomas Stone, parson of the church of Combe Ralegh, and others (as above), of all his lands in the county.
He died on Saturday before All Saints, 43 Edward III. Heir as above.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Leonard, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 8 May, 45 Edward III.
DEVON. Inq. taken at Exeter, Monday before St. Margaret, 45 Edward III.
Otery Mohoun. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of Hugh Cortenay, earl of Devon, by knight’s service. And there is there 16l. yearly rent of assise.
Monketon. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of the same earl in socage. And there is there 32s. yearly rent of assise.
Galmyngton. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of Emery (Almericoi) Seynt Aumount by knight’s service. And there is there 110s. yearly rent of assise and a water-mill.
Stoke Flemmyng. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of Hugh Peverel by knight’s service. And there are there two water-mills.
All the above he gave to the above feoffees on Thursday the eve of the Purification, 43 Edward III, and they have received the issues since then.
Date of death as above. William his son is 2 years of age and more.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (12).
437. ELEANOR DAUGHTER OF MARGERY DE CHAUNCEUS.
Writ, 14 January, 43 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Rocheford, 19 April, 44 Edward III.
Canewedon. A toft and 10a. land, formerly parcel of the manor of Canewedon, which is held of the king, as of the honor of Reilegh, by service of a thirtieth part of a knight’s fee.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died about the Nativity of the Virgin Mary last, day not known. John de Chaunceus, knight, her uncle, aged 30 years and more, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (13.)
438. THOMAS DE EGMANTON.
Writ, 26 November, 43 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at Houedeyn, 7 April, 44 Edward III.
Folquardby. A messuage. 4 1/2 bovates of land and 2 cottages, held of the king in chief by service of rendering 10s. yearly at the Exchequer. Rents of 6s. and 1lb. pepper belong to the messuage. During his lifetime he alienated 4 1/2 bovates of land there, held of the king in chief by service as above, to Alfred, vicar of Athelyngflete, and his heirs, without the king’s licence.
He held no other lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
He died on the feast of SS. Simon and Jude last. Thomas his son, aged 15 years and 6 months, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (14.)
439. RICHARD DE ESTHAM.
Writ, 16 January, 43 Edward III.
SALOP. Inq. taken at Greote, 6 March, 44 Edward III.
Greote. Two-thirds of the manor (extent given), granted to him for life by John de Halughton, the elder, with reversion to the said John and his heirs. The two-thirds are held of the heir of Geoffrey de Cornubia, a minor in the king’s wardship, by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee. The extent states that the meadow cannot always be mown because of the overflowing of the water of Ledewych. John Halughton died in Richard’s lifetime.
Richard died on 8 August last, whereupon the two-thirds of the manor reverted to John son and heir of John de Halughton, who died on 15 September last, aged 19 years. George son and heir of Elizabeth late the wife of John de Bradeshawe, one of the sisters of John de Halughton the elder, and Margaret wife of Walter le Rede, the other sister of the same John, are the next heirs of John the younger. George is 23 years of age and more, and Margaret 30 years and more.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (15.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 32. (10.)
440. JOHN HASTANG, or DE HASTANG, or DE HASTANK.
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. 16 January, 43 Edward III.
WORCESTER. Inq. taken at Perschore, 12 February, 44 Edward III.
Grafton by Bremesgrave and Upton Waryn. The manors, held of the king in chief by service of two knights’ fees and three parts of a fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Tuesday before St. Barnabas, 43 Edward III. Maud, aged 10 years and in the beginning of her eleventh, and Joan, aged 9 years, are his daughters and heirs.
William de Halweton has been in possession of the manors since John’s death, by what title the jurors know not.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (16.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 32. (12.)
STAFFORD. Inq. taken at Stafford, 26 February, 44 Edward III.
Chebesey. The manor, held of John duke of Lancaster by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on 6 June last. Maud, aged 12 years on 6 December last, and Joan, aged 10 years on 10 January last, are his daughters and heirs.
John duke of Lancaster has been in possession of the manor since his death.
E. Inq. P.M. File 32. (12.)
441. THOMAS SON OF THOMAS LEVERSETE.
Writ, 20 January, 43 Edward III.
SALOP. Inq. taken at Ideshale, 24 February, 44 Edward III.
Bridwyk and Castel in the manor of Ideshale. Two-thirds of the following, to wit, a messuage, a garden, 2 carucates of land, 4a. meadow, a several pasture, a plot of land called ‘Stonton,’ a several wood and 6s. rent of free tenants, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died a minor in the king’s wardship on 17 August last. Eleanor wife of John Oliver and Isolda wife of William son of William Russell, his sisters, are his next heirs. Eleanor is 20 years of age and more, and Isolda 16 years and more.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (17.)
SALOP. Inq. taken ex officio at Ideshale, 22 July, 46 Edward III.
Bridwyk, parcel of the manor of Ideshale. A garden, 2 carucates of land, 4a. meadow, a several pasture, and a plot of land called ‘Stonton.’ The manor is held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Bridwyk and Castell within the manor of Ideshale. 6s. rent.
Bridwyk. A several wood.
Immediately after his death his sisters and their husbands intruded into the premises without the king’s licence, for which cause the premises are seized into the king’s hand.
Date of death as above. Ever since his death his sisters and their husbands have received the issues of the premises.
E. Inq. P.M. File 32. (8.)
442. JOHN DE LOUND of Northgeveldale.
Writ, 15 October, 43 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at Pokelington, Monday in the third week of Lent, 44 Edward III.
Northgevildale. A messuage and 4 bovates of land, lately held by Thomas Stra in fee of the king in chief by service of rendering 5s. yearly at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff. The said Thomas had a daughter and heir Alice, wife of John Dudman; and after his death she and her husband entered on the premises by process of the king’s court, and demised them to Master Robert de Cave for 20 years, and thereafter to Ralph de Quixlay for 40 years. After the death of Ralph and the expiry of the said 40 years, John de Lound had possession of the premises all his life unjustly and without title, and had no rightful estate therein. The messuage is in ruins and the land waste. Alice Dudman, aged 60 years and more, daughter of the said John Dudman and Alice his wife, is their heir to the premises.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (18.)
443. MARGARET LATE THE WIFE OF HUGH DE LOUTHER, the elder, knight.
Writ, 12 November, 43 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penreth, Tuesday after Easter, 44 Edward III.
Newton Reygne. A third part of the manor, held for life in dower of the king in chief by grand serjeanty, to wit, by finding the third part of an armed man with the king in Scotland for 40 days. The reversion belongs to Hugh de Louthre and Maud his wife by virtue of a feoffment made by Nicholas del Close and John Tannour, chaplain, who were enfeoffed of the manor by Hugh de Louthre, knight, so that they might enfeoff Hugh his son and Maud wife of the latter in tail male, with the king’s licence.
Wythop in Braythwayt. 10 messuages and 40a. land, held of Gilbert, earl of Angus, as of the right of Maud his wife, of the inheritance of Lucy, by service of rendering 1d. yearly.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on the feast of All Saints last. Hugh de Louthre, knight, her son, aged 40 years and more, is her heir.
WESTMORLAND. Inq. taken at Appleby, Easter Monday, 44 Edward III.
Louthre. The manor, whereof Thomas de Anande, chaplain, enfeoffed Hugh de Louthre, knight, the elder, and Margaret, his wife, for life with remainder to Hugh de Louthre, son of the said Hugh, and Maud his wife, in tail male. The manor is held of Sir Roger de Clifforth by service of rendering 20s. yearly for cornage at Michaelmas and Easter.
Louthrequale. The town is held of Thomas de Stirkeland, knight, by service of rendering a sore sparrow-hawk or 6d. at St. Peter’s Chains.
Quale. The hamlet is held of Richard le Vernoum (sic), knight, by service of rendering 12s. 10d. for cornage at the terms aforesaid and 1lb. pepper at Christmas.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (19.)
444. CHRISTOPHER DE MORICEBY.
Writ, 15 January, 43 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Carlisle, Saturday the eve of the Annunciation, 44 Edward III.
Culgayth. A moiety of the manor (extent given), held of the king in chief, as of the forfeiture of Andrew de Harcla, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee and by rendering 16s. 8d. yearly at the Exchequer of Carlisle for cornage.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on Tuesday after St. Andrew last. Christopher his son, aged 12 years, is his heir.
WESTMORLAND. Inq. taken at Appleby, Thursday, 31 March, 44 Edward III (Eleven jurors).
Askeby Wynanderwath. The manor, held jointly with Isabel his wife by virtue of a feoffment thereof made to them and the heirs of their bodies by Hugh de Moriczby and Margaret his wife, as of the inheritance of the said Margaret, who survives; except the advowson of the church and 4l. rent which were reserved to Margaret for life. The manor is held of Sir Roger de Clifforth by homage and service of rendering 11s. 6d. yearly at the castle of Appleby for cornage.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (20.)
445. WALTER RIBBESFORD.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Walter, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 3 December, 43 Edward III.
WORCESTER. Inq. taken at Worcester, 6 March, 44 Edward III.
Rybbesford. The manor, held of Edmund son and heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, a minor in the king’s wardship, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee and by yearly suit to the earl’s court of Wyggemor. The king was in possession of two-thirds thereof from Walter’s death as a wardship within a wardship, but for how long the jurors know not; and afterwards by his grant Philippa countess of March had possession of the same at farm, but for how long the jurors know not.
Rook. A messuage and a carucate of land, held by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee of John Talbot, knight, of Richard’s Castle, who has been in possession of two-thirds thereof ever since they were delivered out of the king’s hand.
Constance late the wife of the said Walter has been in possession of a third part of the whole since her husband’s death by assignment of the king.
The said Walter had no other lands &c. in the county.
He died on the feast of the Conception of the Virgin Mary, 39 Edward III. Walter his son, aged 7 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (21.)
446. MAUD LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN DE RIBBETON, or RIBLETON.
Writ, 8 October, 43 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Cokirmuth, Wednesday after St. Andrew, 43 Edward III.
Ribbeton. The manor (extent given), held for life by feoffment of Thomas de Burgh, long since parson of the church of Brigham, to her and the said John and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of John. The manor is held of the lord de Lucy, as of the manor of Papecastre, by homage and the service of rendering 6s. 8d. yearly for cornage and 8d. for sea-watch, and by suit of court every three weeks. The extent includes a fulling-mill.
Egglesfeld. 2 husband-lands, held by feoffment of the said Thomas of John de Egglesfeld by fealty only.
Ruththwayt. 4 husband-lands in the hamlet and half a fallen mill, held by feoffment of the said Thomas of Robert Bruyne by fealty only.
Clifton. 2 husband-lands, held for life of the heirs of Benet de Egglesfeld by service of a twelfth part of a knight’s fee and by rendering 8d. yearly for cornage.
Aplethwayt. A small tenement, held by feoffment of the said Thomas.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on Sunday after Michaelmas last. Thomas de Ribbeton, her son, aged 30 years and married, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (22.)
447. WILLIAM COULE.
Writ, 8 November, 43 Edward III.
HEREFORD AND THE MARCH OF WALES. Inq. (indented) taken at Hereford, 20 September, 45 Edward III.
He held nothing in the said county and march. Date of death and heir not known.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (23.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 157. (2.)
448. THOMAS HUNTELEGH.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Thomas, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 12 July, 43 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Yevele, 6 June, 45 Edward III.
Overatebare. Two-thirds of 3 messuages, and of a cottage with close, and 35a. arable, held of Agnes late the wife of Laurence Hastynges, late earl of Pembroke, as of her dower of the manor of Berewyk, by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee. The premises were taken into the king’s hand by John Palton, then escheator, because it was found by an inquisition taken before him ex officio that Thomas held them of the heir of Laurence de Hastynges, then a minor in the king’s wardship, by knight’s service.
Thomas died in 27 Edward III. John his son, aged 28 years and more, is his heir.
Since his death John de Palton, John de Bekyngton and William Chene, escheators, have been in possession of the premises and received the issues, and have accounted therefor at the Exchequer.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (24.)
449. JOHN MAREYS.
Writ to the mayor 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. 23 November, 43 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, 5 December, 43 Edward III.
The said John died about the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 35 Edward III, day not known because he died without the liberty of the city. He was seised of:—
Parish of St. Gregory by St. Paul’s. A tenement called ‘le Brodegate’ formerly belonging to John Gysors of Waterstok and Joan Madefrey of London, opposite the brewhouse of St. Paul’s, worth 40s. yearly, as was found by an inquisition taken before Adam de Bury, late mayor and escheator. The tenement was taken into the king’s hand by the sheriffs of that time, and so remained until the king granted it to Richard de Sutton, who now holds it.
Parish of St. Stephen, Colmanstret. 16s. quit rent from tenements held by John Deynes.
Parish of St. Alphage within Crepulgate. 6s. 8d. rent from a tenement now held by the prior of the hospital of St. Mary of Elsing within Crepulgate.
Parish of St. Pancras. 20s. quit rent from a tenement now held by Thomas de Tudenham.
Parish of St. Vedast. 26s. 8d. free and quit rent from a tenement now held at farm by Roger de Excestre by demise of the prior of the hospital of St. Mary without Bisshopesgate.
His tenure of the above rents was found by divers inquisitions taken before John Lovekyn, late mayor and escheator.
Parish of St. Mary of Colchirch. 8s. quit rent from a tenement held by John Boton.
Martlane. 2s. rent from tenements late of Simon Spicer.
Parish of St. Vedast. 12s. quit rent from a tenement now held by Bartholomew Castre.
The above rents were levied by the sheriffs for the king’s use, by what title the jurors know not.
All the premises are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
John Mareys died without heir, so far as the jurors can ascertain.
(Another copy of the above).
Petition to the king from Alexander son and heir of Thomas Bedyk, alleging that Henry Bedyk, late citizen of London, by his will devised the rents mentioned in the above inquisition to Thomas his son, the petitioner’s father, in tail, that Thomas, being so seised in tail only, enfeoffed the said John Marroys thereof, that the said John had no previous estate in the rents, and that the petitioner had nothing in fee simple by descent from his father (French).
Writ to the mayor to enquire as to the allegations in the above petition. 20 February, 45 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, 6 March, 45 Edward III.
Thomas Bedyk had no estate in the rents except in fee tail, because Henry Bedyk, his father, by a will proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday before St. Dunstan, 9 Edward III, bequeathed them to him in tail, with remainder in tail to John son of the same Henry, and with remainder over to the next heir of the blood of Henry. John Marreys acquired the rents from Thomas, and had no other estate in them save by purchase from him. Thomas had a son and heir Alexander, who is now 21 years of age. The aforesaid John son of Henry died without heir of his body.
Writ to the mayor and sheriffs of London and the recorder of the Guildhall to certify the king in Chancery as to the tenor of the aforesaid will of Henry Bedyk. 27 March, 45 Edward III.
Common Pleas held in the husting of London on Monday before St. Dunstan, 9 Edward III.
John de Drokenesford, William de Iford, brother John de Reppus, Sir Thomas de Karlel and Geoffrey de Bredefeld, executors of Henry de Bedyk, came and caused his will, so far as concerned the lay fee contained therein, to be proved by Hugh de Meldebourn and John Turvey, witnesses, as follows:—
He bequeathed 65 marks yearly quit rent, out of all his rents in London and the suburb thereof not otherwise bequeathed, to William de Iford and Sir Thomas de Carlel, rector of the church of Bassyngeshawe, London, for the maintenance of seven chaplains to celebrate for his soul and the souls of his relations and benefactors for a year after his death, namely, two in the church of Aldermannebury, two in the church of St. Michael of Bassyngeshawe, two in the church of Fynchesle, and one in the church of Welcomstowe. Each chaplain was to receive 5 1/2 marks yearly, and the balance was to go to the said William and Thomas for their trouble and to distribute alms.
He bequeathed 48 marks to the Carmelite Friars to be expended on the fabric of their church in accordance with the disposition of brother John de Reppus, on condition that eight of the Friars should celebrate for his soul for a year. If the testator’s goods and chattels did not suffice for such payment, the bequest was to be levied from all his rents in London and the suburb thereof not otherwise bequeathed.
He bequeathed all the remainder of his rents not otherwise bequeathed to his son Thomas in tail, with remainders as in the preceding inquisition.
He bequeathed all his messuage in the parish of St. Mary of Althermannebury wherein he dwelt, with all his shops in Althermanbury and the rents under the wall of his said capital messuage, and with the advowson of the church of St. Michael of Bassyngeshawe, to Joan his wife for life, with successive remainders in tail to Thomas and John his sons, and with remainder over to his right heirs.
He bequeathed 17 1/2 marks quit rent in the lane called ‘le Brodlane’ in the parish of St. Martin of Bermanscherche to John his son for life, with remainder to his own right heirs.
He bequeathed all the rent which he used to receive from the tenements in the parish of St. Margaret of Lothebury held by John de Beseville and John de Todenham of London, carpenter, to William de Iford for life, with remainder to his own right heirs.
He bequeathed a robe or 20s. yearly to the same William for life on account of his good service.
He bequeathed to John de Pulteneye, citizen of London, the wardship of Thomas his son and heir, together with all the rents &c. bequeathed to the said Thomas in this will, and with all the lands &c. coming to him by hereditary right, for the maintenance of Thomas and his wife and any children they may have during the minority of Thomas.
He bequeathed to Joan his wife the wardship of John his son with all the rents bequeathed to him.
Dated in the testator’s manor of Fynchesle, ….. Easter, 1335.
C. Edw. III. File 214. (25.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 31. (8.)
450. [THOMAS PERCY], bishop of Norwich.
MIDDLESEX. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio at the church of St. Mary atte Stronde, 6 October, 43 Edward III.
Parish of St. Martin in the Fields. An inn at Cherryngcrouch, and a rent of 1 mark yearly.
He died on Tuesday before St. Peter’s Chains last.
E. Inq. P.M. File 29. (2.)
451. JOAN DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF JOHN DE ORBY, knight.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. taken at Iselham, Thursday after Michaelmas, 43 Edward III.
She held no lands &c. in the county of Cambridge of the king in chief; but she held lands &c. in the county of Huntingdon of the king in chief. She also held:—
Iselham. The manor, held of the earl of Arundel, service not known.
She died on Friday after the Decollation of St. John the Baptist last. Joan her daughter, aged 3 years, is her heir.
E. Inq. P.M. File 29. (4.)
452. IDO ATTEHASSH of Hyngeston.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. (indented) taken at Cambridge, Monday after St. George, 43 Edward III.
Hyngeston. A toft, 60a. arable, 3a. (?) meadow, 3a. pasture, and 13s. 4d. rent, held of the king in chief by service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee.
He died on Monday after St. Clement, 42 Edward III. John his son, aged 6 years and more, is his heir.
E. Inq. P.M. File 29. (6.)
453. JOAN LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN LE BOTELER.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Babyngle, Wednesday the feast of St. James, 43 Edward III.
Babyngle. A manor called ‘le Botelers’ (extent given), held for her life of the heir of Adam de Clyfton, a minor in the king’s wardship, service not known.
She died on 19 July last. John Boteler, her son, aged 19 years, is her heir.
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 150. (14.)

Footnotes

  • 1. In the Exchequer copy the date of death is given as 7 December and the heir’s age as 40.