Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 12, Edward III. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1938.
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ADDENDA TO VOL. VIII.
|455.||HENRY DE BELLO MONTE, EARL OF BOGHAN.|
[LINCOLN]. Agreement as to dower between the countess of Boghan and Sir John her son.
The countess is to have by way of dower:—
Hekyngton. The manor, with its hamlets, to wit, Graunthale, Petidhale, Hekyngton, Gerwikk’ and Borton Petewardyn; demesnes in Kirkeby Laylthorp and Asgerby; 1d. rent in Kirkeby Laylthorp from Thomas de Lesyngham of Lafford; 6d. rent in the same from Mue at Halle; 1d. rent in Asgerby from John Briceinoghe; and the view of frankpledge, waifs and all other franchises, wardships, marriages, reliefs, escheats and other services of the tenants of Hekyngton, Graunthale and Petithale, namely, Margery de Riby, William Biwestkirk, Robert Ynglis, Richard de Potesgrave, John son of Ralph de Howell, William del Seynt Botulph, John de Patesull and other tenants of the land late of John son of Robert de Hekyngton, with the services of John son of William de Hale and Richard Jenneye and all other services, saving only the suit due from of old by the above tenants to the court of Folkyngham. This is in allowance of all dower due to her from the lands &c. of the fee of Gaunt.
Barton on Humbre. 40l. rent, in allowance of her dower of all the lands, knights’ fees and advowsons in England which her husband the earl held at his death, or alienated.
On obtaining peaceful possession of the said manor, the countess shall give the said 40l. rent to Sir John for life, with the right to re-enter for the term of her life if he should die before her. These covenants are to be carried out by the counsel of the parties in London.
See Vol. VIII. No. 271.
|C. Edw. III. File 62. (2.)|
|456.||MARGARET LATE THE WIFE OF GEOFFREY DE CORNUBIA.|
|SALOP, &c.||Abstract of inquisitions made before William de Berkhampstede, escheator in all the lands reserved for the king’s chamber, of Margaret’s pourparty of the lands of the inheritance of Robert (recte Hugh) de Mortuo Mari, her father, which are in the king’s hand by reason of the minority of Geoffrey son and heir of Richard de Cornubia son of the said Margaret and Geoffrey. March and April, 22 Edward III.|
Burford. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service. It is the capital manor of the barony of Burford, and the following knights’ fees and advowsons belong to it:—
Mulston. The manor, held by Henry de Mortuo Mari, who acquired it from John Godard, heir of Hugh Godard, in the lifetime of Margaret. 1/2 fee.
Tilsop. The manor, held for life by Agnes late the wife of Roger de Elmrige. 1/3 fee.
Stoke. Tenements held by William Aleyn by an old acquisition; formerly held by Margaret le Blake. 2/3 of 1/3 fee.
Stoke. Tenements lately held by Henry le Muneter, acquired by Geoffrey de Cornubia, late lord of the manor of Burford, and now in the king’s hand with the other demesnes of Burford.
Hull. The manor, held by John son of William del Hull. 1/11 fee.
Assheford Carbonel and Overton. Tenements held by Juliana late the wife of Hugh Carbonel and Thomas his son. 1/2 fee.
Sutton Sturmy. The manor, held by John son of Robert Sturmy.
Oversapy, co. Worcester. The manor, held by Hugh de Cokeseye by gift of the said John Sturmy.
These two manors are held by the service of one fee.
Curwyard, co. Worcester. The manor, held by John Wyard. 1/2 fee.
Wetemore. Tenements held by William de Hull of Wetemore. 1/9 fee.
Nensolers with Whitton. The manor, and the advowson of the church, held by Roger le Mortymer. 1/2 fee.
Teteshull and Marbrok. The manors, held by Peter Corbet. 1/2 fee.
Rummesle and Baggesore. The manors, held by Ivo de Rummesle. 1 fee.
These last three items John Talbot, knight, claims to be held of him, as of the pourparty of Joan Talbot, his mother, one of the sisters and heirs of Robert de Mortuo Mari (sic), vouching the partition made in Chancery between her and Margaret, Robert’s other sister and heir (sic). Let the partition, said by him to have been made about 2 Edward II, be searched.
Grete. The manor, held by Philip de Grete and in the king’s hand by his death. 1/2 fee.
Weston. The hamlet, held by the said Philip by mesne tenure, to wit, of the lord de Clifford, as of his manor of Temdebyry; which lord holds it in service of the earl of Lincoln, who holds it of the manor of Burford. It is in the king’s hand as above. 1/2 fee.
Overkyngesheinde and Knulle. The manor (sic), held by Ralph de Lyngeyn. 1/3 fee.
Stanage. The hamlet, held by Brian de Brompton. 1/4 fee.
Netherkyngesheinde, Hache, and Lutton. The manor (sic), held by John Sturmy. 3/4 fee.
Assheford Boudelers. The manor, held by Robert le Boudelers. 1/4 fee.
Overton. The town, held by John de Overton. 1/4 fee.
Wolfurton. A carucate of land, held by William Carbonel. 1/4 fee.
Stepilton. Half a carucate of land, held by William son of Ralph. 1/40 fee.
Button. The manor, held by William de Wetemore. 1/2 fee.
It is not known whether these last eight items were assigned to the pourparty of Margaret or of Joan. So let the partition be searched, as above.
Overton. Tenements held in socage by Laurence de Leod. 1/2 fee.
Burford. The advowson of the church belongs to the manor. In the church are three portioners. Two of the portions are with cure and belong on voidance to the gift of the heir of Richard de Cornwaill, or during the heir’s minority to the king. The third portion is said not to be with cure, and belongs to the gift of John Talbot, knight.
Grete. Philip de Grete was seised of the manor and the advowson of the church, held of the manor of Burford, and also of the hamlet of Weston, which is a hamlet of Grete and is held of the manor of Temdbury. He settled the manor and advowson on himself for life, with remainder to Henry de Halghton and Agnes his wife in fee tail. Henry died during the lifetime of Philip; and thereupon Agnes granted the reversion of the premises, which (she alleged) Philip held for life of her grant, with reversion to herself, to Richard de Ha keston and Agnes his wife for life, the manor being held of the heir of Richard de Cornubia, as of the manor of Burford, by service of half a knight’s fee. Philip never attorned to Richard and Agnes, and died on the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, 21 Edward III. Immediately after his death Agnes late the wife of the said Henry entered on the manor and hamlet, taking the issues thereof and felling and selling the timber, notwithstanding her grant to Richard and Agnes his wife. In pursuance of the king’s writ John de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Salop, seized the manor and hamlet into the king’s hand; and afterwards, at the suit of the said Richard and Agnes, made a return into Chancery that Philip on the day of his death held no lands &c. in his demesne as of fee of the king or of any other, but held the manor for life by grant of Agnes late the wife of Henry de Halghton. It was thereupon awarded in the king’s court that a writ be directed to the escheator to deliver the manor to the said Richard and Agnes, and to deliver any issues taken thereof to those to whom they belonged. The present jurors say that Philip held the manor and advowson for life on the day of his death by his own settlement, as above mentioned, and not by grant of Agnes late the wife of Henry, as returned by the escheator. The manor is held as above. Being asked what estate Philip had on the day of his death in the hamlet of Weston, they say that it is a hamlet of Grete and so parcel of the manor of Grete, and passed by the above settlement although not expressed or named therein. So Philip had no estate in the hamlet except for life, as they understand. If it be adjudged by men learned in the law that the hamlet could not pass with the manor without express mention, in that case they say that Philip had a fee therein on the day of his death, his interest amounting only to 40s. rent of free tenants.
Hamcastel. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service. No fee or advowson belongs to it; but the master of the chantry of Bledelowe and his fellows have tenements there belonging to their chantry, which was founded by the predecessors of the lords of Hamcastel, Burford and Richardescastel. When a master dies, the lords of those places shall choose another fit man to hold the mastership of the place and chantry by their common consent and will.
Holyn. Tenements held by the prior of Westwode. 1/8 fee.
Little Sutton. Tenements held by William de Steple. 1/20 fee.
Podyford by Martleye. There are certain tenants there who hold by knight’s service, rendering scutage to the manor of Rachefford, amount unknown.
Stepelton. Knights’ fees belonging to the castle and manor appear among the knights’ fees of Burford. There is no advowson of a church there.
Lentwardyn. No knight’s fee or advowson of a church belongs to the manor, because the lord de Mortuo Mari is the chief lord there.
|WORCESTER.||Carkedon. There is no knight’s fee or advowson of a church there.|
|LINCOLN.||Denton. There is no knight’s fee or advowson of a church there.|
|NORTHAMPTON AND BUCKINGHAM.||
Throp by Daventre and Ever. Sibyl late the wife of Richard de Cornubia holds the manors, with tenements in Norton, for life, with reversion to Richard’s heir.
See Vol. VIII, No. 461.
|E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 61. (2.)|
|457.||JOHN SON AND HEIR OF JOHN BERNAK.|
|NORFOLK.||Abstract of inquisitions taken before William de Berkhampstede, escheator in all the lands reserved for the king’s chamber, in the lands &c. of the said heir, a minor in the king’s wardship, to wit, in his manors of Heddersete, Wymundham, Bukenham, Busthorp and Denton, co. Norfolk. April, 22 Edward III.|
The following fees and advowsons are held of the manor of Hedersete:—
Belawe. The manor, held by Edmund de Pakenham, knight. 1 fee.
Loundehalle in Saxethorp. The manor, held by John de Merworth in right of his wife. 1/4 fee.
Honyngham. Tenements held by Robert Curson and formerly by John le Botiler. 1/4 fee.
Bereford. Tenements held by John son of John le Flynt and formerly by John de Bereford. 1/2 fee.
Wramplyngham. Tenements held by William atte Hull and Richard de Melton. 1/4 fee.
Taverham. Tenements held for life by Margery late the wife of John Whitfote, with reversion to his heirs. 1/1 fee.
Dunston. Tenements held by Robert de Dunston. 1/10 fee.
Moryngthorp and Stretton. Tenements held by William de Moryngthorp, Robert son of Nicholas de Stretton, and others. 1/5 fee.
Bereford. John le Flynt, who held tenements there late of John le Botiler by service of half a knight’s fee, is dead, his heir being of full age. The heir’s relief belongs to the king on account of the minority of John son and heir of John de Bernak, who says he has given it in due form to William de Middelton, sheriff of Norfolk, but shows no proof. Let search be made whether he has given relief.
Hedersete. The advowson of the church, in which there are two portionary rectors.
Cantelef. The advowson of the chapel of the hamlet.
The knight’s fees belonging to the castle and manor of Bukenham, co. Norfolk, and Walterton, co. Sussex, of the inheritance of Robert de Tatessale, whereof a third part belongs to the heir of John Bernak, the king’s ward, are held in common between him and Adam de Clifton and John de Orreby, knights, his coparceners, undivided, the issues being taken in common because no partition has yet been made. The following are held of the manor of Bukenham:—
Shelton, Bedyngham, Osmundeston and Mundham. The manors, held by Edmund de Shelton, knight. 3 fees.
Freton. Tenements held by Thomas de Hemenhale. 1/4 fee.
Gatesthorp. Tenements held by Thomas de Bardewell, Linota de Wyttham and Robert Baynard. 1 fee.
Gatesthorp. Tenements held by the prior and monks of Thetford. 1/4 fee.
Herlyng and Brethenham. Tenements held by Simon Fauconer. 1/6 fee.
Brome. The manor, held by Robert de Brome by mesne, to wit, of the lady Eva de Tatessale. 2 fees.
Blonorton. The manor, held by Robert de Brome. 1/2 fee.
Martlesham. Tenements held by Richard Bonde and John de Olfen.
Brunham. Tenements held by Thomas de Sneterton, John le Veutre, John Reynald and the prior of Walsyngham. 3 fees.
Berwyk by Stanhowe. The manor, held by William de Calthorp, knight. 1/4 fee.
Bricheham Toftes. The manor, held by Katharine late the wife of Thomas Bacon, now married to Thomas de Brokesbourn. 2/3 of 1/2 fee.
Dersyngham. The manor, held by the prior of Bynham and Edmund de Pakenham of the pourparty of John Bernak. 1 fee.
Dersyngham. Tenements held by William de Oldehalle. 1/4 fee.
Sandryngham. Tenements held by Alice late the wife of John Ryvet and Roger de Sandryngham. 1/2 fee.
Hillyngton. The manor, held by the heirs of Ralph de Ufford. 1/4 fee.
(fn. 1) Congham and Snetesham. Tenements held by John de Thorp and the tenants of lands formerly his. 1/2 fee.
Thoryton by Ipswich, co. Suffolk. The manor, held by Robert de Wachesham. 2 fees.
Crouchestoke. The manor, held by John Mautravers. 1/2 fee.
(fn. 1) Wymundham. Tenements formerly held by Thomas de Morle, now alienated in divers hands. 1/20 fee.
Shelfhangre. Tenements held by Robert Bossevill. 1/6 fee.
Hadesco. Tenements held by the prior of St. Olave’s and his parceners. 1/6 fee.
Besthorp. Tenements held by Hugh Curson. 1/2 fee.
Great Massyngham. Tenements held by John de Feltham. 1/2 fee.
Ingham and Wastlesham. Tenements held by John de Ingham. 1 fee.
Hornygtoft [and] Kypton. Tenements held by Nicholas de Castel and Thomas Nel. 1 fee.
Ikelyngham. Tenements held by Ralph le Cressoner. 7/8 fee.
(fn. 1) Denton. Tenements held by the heirs of Robert de Ocolt. 1/4 fee.
Denton. Tenements held by John Howard, knight. 1/4 fee.
(fn. 1) Wotton by Topcroft. Tenements held by the heirs of William de Wotton. 1/20 fee.
Halsham, Wramplyngham, Bliford, Ekyngham, Gerbodesham, Rymeshale, Sparham, Styvekeye, Quidenham, Halghton, Saxlyngham and Little Melton. Manors etc. held by Laurence de Hastyngges, earl of Pembroke, and William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon. 11 1/2 fees.
(fn. 1) Gerbodesham. Tenements held by the prior of Thetford by knight’s service, amount not known.
(fn. 1) Wymundham. Manor of Rusteyn, held by the lady de Douvedale by knight’s service, amount not known.
Stanhowe by Walsyngham. The advowson of the church, to be given by the said parceners by turns, the next gift belonging to the heir of John Bernak.
Wymundham, Busthorp and Denton. No knights’ fees belong to these manors, but the advowson of the church of Attleburgh belongs to that of Busthorp. It contains two portionary rectors; to one portion, of which Master William de Hedersete is now parson, the lord of Busthorp will present when it falls void, to wit, the heir of John Bernak, and, he being a minor, the gift thereof belongs to the king; and to the other portion Sir Constantine Mortymer will present.
Tenants by knight’s service belonging to Walderton:—
Bulesham. John de Bulesham holds one moiety of the manor and Edward de Sancto Johanne the other.
La Grove by Chichester. John Taverner atte Grove holds the manor.
Notbourne. Peter de Pershute holds the manor.
Westden. John le Blount holds the manor by service of half a knight’s fee.
Chelegrove. William and Richard atte Wenden hold certain tenements by knight’s service.
Whiteweye. William de Whiteweye holds 4a. land by knight’s service, 2s. 6d. rent, and suit of court.
(Place not given). 1a. land held by Sarah late the wife of Thomas Godesone by service of 6d. yearly.
Bondmen, each holding a messuage and a virgate at 15s. 8d. rent:—William Thursteyn, called Janeman, Reynold le Barettour and Maud atte Halle.
See Vol. VIII, No. 664.
|E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 61. (3.)|