Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 191

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M. C. B. Dawes. J. B. W. Chapman, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 191', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 12, Edward III, (London, 1938) pp. 79-92. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol12/pp79-92 [accessed 29 May 2024].

M. C. B. Dawes. J. B. W. Chapman. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 191", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 12, Edward III, (London, 1938) 79-92. British History Online, accessed May 29, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol12/pp79-92.

Dawes, M. C. B.. Chapman, J. B. W.. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 191", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 12, Edward III, (London, 1938). 79-92. British History Online. Web. 29 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol12/pp79-92.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 191

97. JOHN ROUS.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio before the mayor, 18 September, 40 Edward III.
He died in 10 Edward I, day not known, and held no lands &c. in the city or suburbs.
(Another copy of the above is attached.)
C. Edw. III. File 191. (1.)
98. WILLIAM ROUS.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio before the mayor, 2 July, 40 Edward III.
He died in 14 Edward I, day not known, seised of:—
Parish of St. Antony. A tenement worth six marks yearly, now held by John Pays.
Parish of St. Botolph without Algate. A tenement worth 40s. yearly, now held by the abbess of the minoresses of the order of St. Clare without Algate.
The jurors do not know who were in possession of the premises before John Pays and the abbess, nor how long the said John Pays and abbess have been in possession. William Rous, in his will proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday after St. Gregory, 14 Edward I, bequeathed a rent of 5 1/2 marks charged on the said tenements to a chaplain to celebrate in the chapel of St. Mary Materfeloun for the souls of Richard le Rous, John le Rous, Helewise Godeard and their ancestors. The chantry is not kept up, nor has any chaplain celebrated for the aforesaid souls for sixty years and more. The tenements are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city.
William Rous has no heirs now surviving.
(Another copy of the above is attached.)
C. Edw. III. File 191. (2.)
99. SIMON BARBOUR.
Commission to Michael Skillyng and John de Tye, escheator in Middlesex, to enquire as to the lands &c. of the said Simon, to what person or persons the reversion thereof belongs, and who has been in possession of them since his death, and by what title. 13 November, 40 Edward III.
MIDDLESEX. Inq. taken in the church of St. Mary atte Stronde, 19 November, 40 Edward III.
Parish of St. Clement Danes without the bar of the New Temple. A messuage, held for life by the courtesy of England by reason of offspring between him and Cecily, late his wife. The messuage is held of the king in chief by service of rendering 18s. yearly by the hands of the sheriff of Middlesex.
He died on 25 September, 40 Edward III. The jurors do not know at present to whom the reversion belongs, to wit, who is next heir of Cecily.
C. Edw. III. File 191. (3.)
100. RICHARD DE EXEMUE.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio before the mayor, 9 September, 40 Edward III.
Long before his death, by his charter enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday before St. Dunstan, 14 Edward I, he gave to John de Cantuar’, citizen of London, all his land &c. in the parish of St. Dunstan towards the Tower late of Robert de Graschurche, charged with yearly rents of 5 marks to a chaplain celebrating for the soul of Richard de Exemue, his father, and 4s. to the monks of Bermondeseye, by virtue of which gift the said John de Cantuar’ was in possession all his life, and found a chaplain to celebrate as above, and the prior and monks of Bermondeseye were and still are seised of the quit rent of 4s.
How long John de Cantuar’ lived the jurors know not. After his death Joan his daughter and heir had possession all her life and found a chaplain to celebrate as above. She died in 23 Edward III, day not known. After her death William Haunsard, her son and heir, had possession for two weeks, and then gave the premises to Richard Smelt and Margery his wife, sister of the said William, charged as above. They had possession during Richard’s life, and found a chaplain to celebrate as above. Richard died in 35 Edward III, day not known. After his death Richard de Croydon, citizen and fishmonger of London, married the said Margery, and they are still in possession. They found a chaplain to celebrate as above until Michaelmas, 38 Edward III, since when no chaplain has celebrated for the soul of Richard father of Richard de Exemue, either in the said church or elsewhere, so far as is known to the jurors.
The premises are worth 100s. yearly, and are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city.
Richard de Exemue has no heirs now surviving, so far as the jurors can learn. Date of his death not known.
C. Edw. III. File 191. (4.)
101. JOHN MORTEYN, or MORTEYNE, knight.
(No writ.)
BEDFORD. Inq. (indented) taken before the escheator, 20 May, 40 Edward III.
Tillisworthe. The manor, held of the king by knight’s service, as of the honor of Peverel.
He died on 5 March, 36 Edward III. John Morteyn, knight, his son and heir, is 20 years of age and more.
Edmund Morteyn, clerk, died on 14 June, 39 Edward III, and held the manor of Mersston of Amaury de Sancto Amando, as of the barony of Caynheo, by knight’s service, and the aforesaid John son of John Morteyn is his kinsman and heir.
(Attached.) Writ of certiorari super modo et causa capcionis as to the manors of Merston late of Edmund Morteyn and Tillesworth late of John Morteyn. 30 May, 40 Edward III.
C. Edw. III. File 191. (5.)
102. LAURENCE HARDEL.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio before the mayor, 24 November, 40 Edward III.
He died in 15 Edward I, day not known, seised of:—
Parishes of St. Martin in the Vintry and St. James, Garlekheth. Two adjoining tenements. In his testament proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday the morrow of the Purification, 15 Edward I, he ordained that his executors should provide a priest celebrating for his soul in the said church of St. Martin for ever, who should receive 5 marks yearly rent from the said tenements, into whosever hands they might come. John de Stodeye is now in possession of the premises and finds a chaplain as above. The jurors know not whether the chantry was provided before the premises came into the hands of the said John or not. They are worth 20l. a year, and are held of the king in free burgage, as is all the city.
Laurence has no heirs who now survive, so far as the jurors can learn.
(Another copy of the above is attached.)
C. Edw. III. File 191. (6.)
103. HENRY LE BOTENER, or BOTINER.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio before the mayor, 2 July, 40 Edward III.
The said Henry died between the feast of St. Ethelbert, King and Martyr, 2 Edward I, and the feast of SS. Philip and James next following,—day not known,—seised of:—
Parish of St. Antony. A tenement with a shop adjoining, worth 6 marks yearly. In his testament proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday before the Purification, 12 Edward I, he bequeathed the tenement, but not the shop, for the support of the sick poor in the new hospital of St. Mary without Bisshopesgate; by virtue of which legacy the prior of the said hospital was seised thereof directly after his death, and the present prior is now in possession and receives the issues.
The said Henry bequeathed the shop to Geoffrey le Botiner, his nephew (nepos), to hold to him and his heirs and assigns by payment of a yearly rent of 10s. to the prior of the aforesaid new hospital, of which rent the present prior and convent are seised. The said Geoffrey was in possession of the shop during his life. Who was in possession after his death the jurors know not; but the prior and convent are now in possession and receive the issues, title not known. The premises are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city.
Henry le Botiner has no heirs now surviving.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio before the mayor, 18 September, 40 Edward III.
Date of death as above. He was seised of:—
Parish of St. Pancras. 5 marks rent from tenements now held by Walter le Bret and Alice de Collewell. By his will, as above, he bequeathed the said rent to Joan his wife for her life, with remainder to the hospital of St. Bartholomew, West Smythefeld, in the suburb of London, for the support of the poor and sick persons therein. Joan received the rent during her life, and since her death in 5 Edward I the masters of the said hospital have received it in succession. The tenements from which the rent issued are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city.
The said Henry had no other lands &c. in the city or suburbs, nor has he any heirs now surviving, so far as the jurors can learn.
(Copies of each of the above are attached.)
C. Edw. III. File 191. (7.)
104. RICHARD FOUNDOUR, called CLERC.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio before the mayor, 1 September, 40 Edward III.
He died in 14 Edward I, day not known, seised of:—
Parish of St. Botolph without Aldrichesgate. A house, which in his testament proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday after St. Luke, 14 Edward I, he bequeathed in frankalmoin to the fabric of the said church of St. Botolph. Neither the church nor the wardens of the fabric were ever seised of this house; and the jurors do not know whereabouts in the parish the house is situated, nor who has been in possession of it since the death of Richard. Richard has no heirs now surviving, so far as the jurors can ascertain.
(Another copy of the above is attached.)
C. Edw. III. File 191. (8.)
105. HENRY DE HEREFORD.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio before the mayor, 24 November, 40 Edward III.
He died in 15 Edward I, day not known, seised of:—
Parish of St. Martin in the Vintry. A tenement with houses built thereon, which in his will proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday the morrow of the Purification, 15 Edward I, he bequeathed to Sibyl his wife for her life, she finding a chaplain celebrating yearly for his soul in the church of St. Martin aforesaid, if she were of lawful power so to do; and after her death to the parishioners on condition that they should find an anniversary chaplain to celebrate for his soul and the soul of his wife. The parishioners have never had seisin. Thomas Travers is now in possession, title not known, and provides the chaplain. The premises are worth 100s. yearly, and are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city.
Henry de Hereford has no heirs now surviving, so far as the jurors can ascertain.
(Another copy of the above is attached.)
C. Edw. III. File 191. (9.)
LONDON. Inq. in the same terms, adding that the premises were taken into the king’s hand by James Andreu, escheator, on 18 February, 42 Edward III, by order of the king’s council, and that the issues were answered for until SS. Simon and Jude following.
E. Series I, File 25. (16.)
106. THOMAS DE CHETYNGDON.
Writ to the mayor and escheator of London to enquire as to certain tenements said to have been bequeathed by the said Thomas, after the publication of the statute of mortmain, for the maintenance of certain chantries, and to do what belongs to his office if he finds that such bequests have been made. 23 October, 40 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, 3 November, 40 Edward III.
He died in 11 Edward III, day not known.
Parish of St. Bride, Fleet Street. By his testament proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London for pleas of land held on Monday after St. Martin, 11 Edward III, he willed that after the death of Joan, his wife, the tenements in the parish of St. Bride which he purchased jointly with her from John Potenhale should remain in fee to Thomas son of Walter de Mordon, his godson, to find a chaplain to celebrate for his soul in the said church of St. Bride at a stipend of 6 marks yearly. Joan was in possession of the premises for 8 years after her husband’s death, and then alienated them to Walter son of Walter de Mordon and his heirs and assigns for ever. Walter son of Walter was in possession for 5 years, and then alienated them to one Thomas de Mordon and his heirs and assigns. Thomas was in possession for 4 years, and then alienated them to Joan Wygmire and her heirs and assigns. Joan was in possession for 4 years, and then alienated them to Richard de Brunne, who was in possession for one year and then alienated them to John Somersham, ‘wollemongere,’ and his heirs and assigns. The said John is now in possession. The premises are worth 100s. yearly, and are held of the king in free burgage, as is all the city. The chantry was never provided.
John de Chetyngdon, son of John de Chetyngdon the brother of the said Thomas, aged 16 years and more, is heir of the said Thomas.
(Another copy of the above is attached.)
C. Edw. III. File 191. (10.)
107. WILLIAM WALMAN.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio before the mayor, 7 August, 40 Edward III.
He died on 19 June, 35 Edward III, seised of:—
Parish of St. Mary, Wollecherchehawe. A brewhouse (tenementum bracineum) with houses above and a shop adjoining, which by his testament proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday the eve of St. Margaret, 35 Edward III, he bequeathed to Agnes his wife so long as she remained a widow, and immediately after her death or re-marriage for the support of a chaplain celebrating in the church of St. Mary aforesaid for the souls of himself, William his father, Alice his mother, and Margery late his wife. The said Agnes had possession after his death until 8 January, 35 Edward III, when she died. After her death Roger Cavendissh and John Asshbourne, called Clerk, executors of the will of the said William Walman, entered and held the premises until Thursday before St. Peter’s Chains, 40 Edward III, and during the whole of that time found a chaplain as above. By what title they had possession the jurors do not know. On the aforesaid Thursday in the 40th year John Shepperde, as next heir of William Walman, entered and had possession until Saturday the feast of St. Peter’s Chains following, on which day he gave the premises by charter to Thomas atte Noke, William Avenant, Thomas Fant and John Tywyng and their heirs and assigns, and the said grantees are now in possession. The premises are worth 6 marks yearly, and are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city.
The aforesaid John Shepperde, aged 22 years and more, son of William Shepperde son of William son of Alice daughter of Alice sister of William Walman father of William father of William father of William father of William Walman, the subject of the inquisition, is kinsman and heir of the latter.
(Another copy of the above is attached.)
C. Edw. III. File 191. (11.)
108. THOMAS DE BERDEN.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio before the mayor, 20 May, 40 Edward III.
He died on Thursday after the Assumption, 36 Edward III, aged 17 years, on which day, before noon, he was seised of the following:–
Parish of St. Sepulchre without Neugate in the suburb. Five messuages, and 13s. 4d. quit rent from tenements of Nicholas de Thame. The messuages were valued in the time of Stephen de Cavendissh, late escheator in the city, at 26s. 8d. yearly; and they and the quit rent were seized into the king’s hand because Thomas de Berden died in seisin of them without heir, as was found by an inquisition taken ex officio before the said Stephen.
The following dwellings and shops pertained to the aforesaid 5 messuages, to wit, a small dwelling on the south side of ‘Secollane,’ 5 small shops on the north side of the same lane, and a small dwelling with 14 small shops in ‘Weyndeageyneslane’. These were not taken into the king’s hand by Stephen de Cavendissh because he could not find by the inquisition taken by him which dwellings &c. they were, because the jurors did not know.
On the said Thursday, after noon, when he was not in possession of his senses (compos mentis), the said Thomas gave all the premises, with the assent and advice of John de Depham ‘ismongere,’ John de Guldeford, ‘chaundeler,’ Richard de Bytton, John Squier and Simon de Macchyng, to John de Guldeford and Richard de Bytton and their heirs and assigns, on condition that, if he should die, they should immediately after his death enfeoff John de Depham and his heirs and assigns thereof so as to exclude the king from his right and prevent the premises from falling to the king by way of escheat.
John de Guldeford and Richard de Bytton were in possession until one William Colyn of Padyngton impleaded them. They gave the premises, by the assent and advice of John de Depham, to Simon de Macchyngg, ‘hostiler,’ and John Squier, in fee, by virtue of which gift Simon and John Squier were seised and remained in possession until the said William Colyn impleaded them.
John de Depham received all the issues and profits of the premises from the time of the death of Thomas de Berden until 2 May, 37 Edward III, notwithstanding the aforesaid feoffments. He was in possession of the dwelling on the south side of ‘Secollane’ from the said 2 May until Sunday after Corpus Christi following, on which day he sold it for 23 marks to John de Bristowe, who is now in possession. He was also in possession of the dwelling and 14 shops in ‘Weyndeagayneslane’ from 2 May aforesaid until Sunday after Corpus Christi following, on which day he sold them for 26 marks to John de Mymmes, who is now in possession of them. And he has been in possession of the 5 shops on the north side of ‘Secollane’ from the aforesaid 2 May until now.
All the aforesaid tenements are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city.
Thomas de Berden has no heirs, as the jurors understand.
C. Edw. III. File 191. (12.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 23. (10.)
109. EDMUND EARL OF CORNWALL.
LONDON. Inq. taken ex officio before the mayor, Thursday after St. Gregory, 40 Edward III.
He died in 12 Edward I, day not known, at which time he had no lands &c. in the city or suburbs. But long before his death he gave the following, by charter enrolled in the husting held on Monday before SS. Simon and Jude, 10 Edward I, to the abbot and convent of Rewley (de Regali Loco) by Oxford in frankalmoin:—
Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle. All the land with houses thereon, and the rents and appurtenances thereof, which he had in the said parish; which land is now a messuage called ‘le Ryngedehall’ with 4 shops and 2 gardens. Of these the abbot and convent were seised after the death of the earl, and gave them to John de Bassynges, knight, in fee, for a yearly rent of 10 marks. John de Bassynges afterwards gave them to John de Boreford, who gave them to Rose de Boreford, who gave them to Benet de Fulsham, citizen of London, who gave them to Henry Pycard, citizen and vintner of London, and Margaret his wife. All the above grants were grants in fee and were subject to the said rent of 10 marks. Margaret was married by Bartholomew de Burgherssh, knight, and they are now in possession of the premises. The messuage is now ruinous and empty through the age of the timber. The premises are held of the king in chief in free burgage, as is the whole city.
The earl has no heirs now surviving.
C. Edw. III. File 191. (13.)
110. JOHN DE FAUCOMBERGE.
Writ, 22 October, 40 Edward III.
YORK. LIBERTY OF HOLDERNESS. Inq. taken at Hedon, Monday, 30 May, 41 Edward III.
Bilton. A messuage and a moiety of a carucate of land, held of Isabel, late the wife of Walter de Faucomberge lord of Skelton, by fealty and service of 1d. yearly; and 40a. meadow, held jointly with Alice his wife, who survives, to them and the heirs of the said John, of Ingelram Coucy, earl of Bedford, and Isabel his wife, as of the manor of Brustwyk, by fealty and the service of a hundredth part of a knight’s fee.
Beghom. A carucate of land.
Catwyk. A carucate of land.
Both held of the aforesaid Isabel wife of Walter, as of her manor of Ryse, by service of a twenty-fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Tharlesthorp. Six bovates, 4a. 3r. land, held in fee tail as kinsman and heir of one John de Faucomberge and Ela his wife, who held the same by gift and feoffment made by Simon Conestable, knight, to the last-named John in free marriage with Ela, Simon’s daughter, with reversion in default of issue to Simon and his heirs. These tenements, with others in the liberty, Simon held before the said feoffment of Avelina countess of Aumale by knight’s service, and she held them of the late archbishop of York by knight’s service. Afterwards the said Avelina died without heir, whereupon king Edward I seized into his hand as escheats the manor of Brustwyk and all other lands within the liberty held by her in fee and in service. The deceased John de Faucomberge held the premises in Tharlesthorp of the fee of the present archbishop of York. Whether he held them of John Conestable, knight, as kinsman and heir of Simon, by virtue of the feoffment, or of the archbishop because Avelina died without heir, the jurors know not; but he held them in the above form of one or the other.
He died on St. George’s day, 40 Edward III. Walter, his son, aged 16 1/2 years, is his heir.
Endorsed: Reponatur inter escaeta regis E. tercii anno xlj°.
C. Edw. III. File 191. (14.)
111. ELEANOR GROS, or LE GROOS.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Eleanor, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 9 July, 40 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Norwich, Thursday after the Annunciation, 41 Edward III.
Slole. The manor, held for her life jointly with Oliver le Groos, late her husband, by gift of Laurence Spryggy to them and the heirs of Oliver. The manor is held of William de Morle, knight, by knight’s service.
She died about Midsummer, 35 Edward III. John le Groos, knight, aged 40 years and more, is son and heir of the said Oliver and Eleanor. He has been in possession of the manor since his mother’s death.
C. Edw. III. File 191. (15.)
112. HUGH SON AND HEIR OF PETER PIRLY, or PRILLY, or PYRLY.
Writ after the death of the said Hugh, who died a minor in the king’s wardship. 20 August, 40 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Mikelrasen, Saturday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 41 Edward III.
Peter Pirly held at the time of his death:—
Glentworth. A messuage, 80a. land and 10a. meadow, held of the king in chief, service not known.
Kelseye. A messuage, 90a. land and 13 1/2a. meadow, held of the heirs of the earl of Kent by service of 10s. yearly and by rendering to Ralph Paynell 1lb. pepper at Christmas.
Ouresby. A manor, and 2 carucates of land and 80a. meadow belonging thereto, held of the prior of Royston by service of 6d. yearly and a rose at Midsummer, and by two appearances yearly at the prior’s court in Ouresby, one at the first court after Easter and the other at the first court after Michaelmas.
Hugh died on Thursday before Whitsunday, 24 Edward III. William Pirly, his brother, aged 22 years and more, is his heir.
Walter de Wyght was in possession of the premises by the king’s grant, by reason of custody, from the time of Hugh’s death until 8 November, 34 Edward III; and since then Henry de Mulso of Geytington has been in possession by grant of the same Walter.
Similar writ, 20 August, 40 Edward III.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. (indented) taken at Cambridge, 17 September, 41 Edward III.
Peter Prilly held at the time of his death:—
Orewell and Barenton. A messuage, 5 cottages, 75a. land, 3a. meadow and 9s. rents of free tenants, held of Henry de Bokesworth in socage by service of rendering 5s. 11d. yearly, except la. land which is held of Richard de Penbr’, knight, lord of Orewell, service not known.
Fulmere. 2 cottages and 30a. land, held of John Plays, knight, John Auncel and John Freman, to wit, 25a. of John Plays by service of rendering 5s. yearly, and 5a. of John Auncel and John Freman by service of rendering 2s. 4d. yearly.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death as above. Heir as above, aged 21 years and more.
Richard Plays, knight, and John, his son, have been in possession of the premises in Fulmere since Peter’s death; and Thomas Chalers, knight, and Richard Penbr’, knight, have been in possession of the premises in Orewell and Barenton by demise of Walter Wyght and Henry de Mulso, who had them by patent (patentam) of the king.
Similar writ, 20 August, 40 Edward III.
LEICESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Harbourgh, 22 September, 41 Edward III.
The said Hugh held at the time of his death:—
Medburn. 9s. 5 3/4d. (sic) yearly rent from three free tenants, to wit, 8s. 3d. from John Herneby, 6 3/4d. from John othe Brok, and 7 3/4d. from Margery Tynnok, John Smyth and their parceners, and a fourth part of two views of frankpledge and of the perquisites of the court there, held of the king in chief by service of an eightieth (octoginti) part of a knight’s fee.
Date of death as above. Heir as above, aged 22 years and more at the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin last.
Walter Wight was in possession of the premises by virtue of the king’s writ patent from 28 June, 23 Edward III, when Peter, father of the said Hugh and William, died, until 28 November, 33 Edward III, when the said Walter granted his estate therein to Henry Mulso of Geydington, which estate the king afterwards confirmed; and the said Henry is still in possession.
Hugh held no other lands &c. in the county.
Similar writ, 20 August, 40 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) taken at Geytington, Friday before St. Barnabas, 41 Edward III.
The said Hugh held on the day of his death:—
Ocle Parva. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of doing suit at the hundred of Corby every three weeks. A wood in the forest of Rokyngham belongs to the manor, but no profit can be taken therefrom except, by delivery of the steward of the king’s forest there, three oaks yearly worth 12d. each, and for this he must find a ‘wodward’ to keep this wood, who shall receive for salary 2 quarters and a bushel of wheat and 2 quarters and a bushel of peas for livery, and 6s. 8d. for stipend.
60a. land, held of Gilbert de Imwortht by knight’s service.
12s. rent, held of the king by the above service.
Carleton. A fourth part of a messuage which was formerly the manor of Carleton, and a fourth part of a dovecote, with the advowson of the church, held of the lord Latymere by homage and fealty; and 50a. arable, held of Geoffrey de Lucy, knight, by knight’s service.
Neuton Magna. 2s. rent belonging to the said manor.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as last above. Possession since 28 June, 23 Edward III, as in the last inquisition.
C. Edw. III. File 191. (16.)
113. ELIZABETH LATE THE WIFE OF MAURICE SON OF JOHN FITZ NICOL.
Writ, 2 December, 40 Edward III.
HERTFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Ware, Tuesday before St. Martin, 41 Edward III.
Pyriton. A moiety of the manor, held in fee tail as daughter and heir of David de Caunton and Joan his wife, by virtue of a gift by Adam de Overton, parson of the church of Ibestoke, and Henry de Sudyngton, parson of the church of Esschetesford, to the said David and Joan and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon. The two moieties of the manor are held of the king in chief by service of a pair of gilt spurs, worth 12d. David and Joan are dead, and had no other issue but the said Elizabeth, who died without heir of her body; and John de Clynton, knight, is kinsman of William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon.
Elizabeth died about the feast of St. Margaret, 38 Edward III. William de Caunton is next heir of her blood.
Writ to Richard de Stury, escheator in Ireland, to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Elizabeth, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 28 June, 41 Edward III.
IRELAND. CORK. Inq. taken at Cork before William Elger, lieutenant of the escheator, Tuesday the feast of St. Bartholomew, 41 Edward III. Jurors, John de Rochford, knight, David Roch, knight, William de Barry, knight, John de Barry of Doungorrum (?), knight, Maurice son of Richard, Miles de Courcy, Peter Cogan, Philip son of William de Barry, John Lumbard, Richard de Wyncheton, Peter le Power, Robert son of William de Barry, Gregory Walleys, Richard son of Peter de Carreu, Thomas son of David de Roch, William son of Patrick de Roch, Philip Caueton, and John de Carreu.
The said Elizabeth held on the day of her death:—
Balidirawyne. The manor.
Clandowyne. A carucate of land destroyed by the king’s enemies.
Latheraghlanye. 20s. rent.
All held of the king in chief by knights’ service when scutage runs.
She died on Saturday after St. Margaret, 38 Edward III. Maurice son of John son of Nicholas married her, and survived her and is still living. He holds the premises by the courtesy of England because there was issue between them, John by name, who died on the feast of the Epiphany, 38 Edward III. William de Caunton is her kinsman and heir, and by the estimate of the jurors is 40 years of age. He has been, and still is, in possession of the premises, and has received the profits in the name of the aforesaid Maurice.
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Elizabeth, and who has been in possession of her lands since her death and received the issues. 9 May, 42 Edward III.
HERTFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Hicchon, Monday before Ascension day, 42 Edward III.
Peryton. A moiety of the manor, held in fee tail as daughter and heir of David de Caunton and Joan his wife, by virtue of a gift by Adam de Overton, parson of Ibestok, and Henry de Sodyngton, parson of Esshetesford, to the said David and Joan and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, and his heirs. David and Joan are dead and had no other issue than Elizabeth, who was married to Maurice, and they had issue a son John.
Elizabeth died on Saturday after St. Margaret, 38 Edward III. Maurice is still alive, and holds the moiety by the courtesy of England. John, son of Maurice and Elizabeth, is dead without heir of himself. Maurice has divested himself of the moiety to William de Caunton. It is held of the king, as of the honor of Pynkeneye, by fealty and service of a pair of gilt spurs, worth 6d.
John de Clynton is kinsman and heir of William de Clynton, to wit, son of William’s brother Thomas. William de Caunton, aged 40 years and more, is heir in blood to Elizabeth.
Morice aforesaid and William de Caunton have been in possession of the premises since her death until now.
C. Edw. III. File 191. (17.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 27. (14.)
114. ROBERT DE WACHESHAM.
Writ after the death of the said Robert, who held of the king in chief a knight’s fee and a fourth part of a fee in Stanstede by knight’s service, and 30a. land in Wachesham by serjeanty of making unum saltum, sufflettum et pettum. The escheator is to enquire who has been in possession of his lands since his death, and also to seize the heir, if a minor, into the king’s hand. The inquisition is to be returned before the barons of the Exchequer at Westminster in the quinzaine of Trinity. Witnessed by T. de Lodelowe. 19 February, 40 Edward III. By the Memoranda Roll of the fortieth year; Easter; Recorda.
Endorsed with a note of the delivery of the inquisition in court on 7 July.
SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Bildiston, Thursday in Whitsun week, 40 Edward III.
Wachisham. The manor, and the advowsons of the church of Stansted and a mediety of the church of Wortham, held by the deceased jointly with Joan his wife, who survives, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by grant of Ralph de Dunton, John Cokerel, Michael Bateman and William de Berrard by a fine levied in the king’s court. The manor is held partly of the duke of Clarence, partly of the bishop of Ely and partly of William de Ufford.
Wortham. The manor, with the advowson of a mediety of the church thereof, held by the deceased jointly with the said Joan for their lives, with remainder to John de Wachisham and Margery his wife and John’s heirs by Margery. The manor is held of the abbot of St. Edmunds and William de Murle by knight’s service.
Stanstede. The manor, held of the king, as of the honor of Hakenet, by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Thoriton. The manor, held of Adam de Clifton by knight’s service.
The last two manors were granted by the said Robert and Joan, long before Robert’s death, to John de Wachisham and Margery his wife for the life of the grantors, with remainder to John son of Robert de Wachesham and the heirs of his body, by a fine levied in the king’s court.
Wachesham. 30a. land held of the king were alienated in fee by Gerard, grandfather of the said Robert, to Bertram Talbot, who died in seisin, whereupon Peter his son entered and sold them to John Cook of Brisete, who died in seisin, whereupon Richard his son entered and sold them to Seman dil Grove and Christiana his wife in fee. Seman is dead and Christiana now holds them.
Robert died on 5 June, 36 Edward III. Robert son of John de Wachesham, aged 3 years at the Nativity of St. Mary last, is his heir.
E. Inq. P.M. File 25. (11.)