Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 229

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A. E. Stamp, J. B. W. Chapman, M. C. B. Dawes, D. B. Wardle. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 229". Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 13, Edward III. (London, 1954), , British History Online. Web. 20 July 2024. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol13/pp163-178.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 229

195. JOHN MOCKYNG.
Writ of precipimus, 20 April, 46 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Middelton, 6 May, 46 Edward III.
Elmele. A marsh, parcel of the manor of Mylstede, which is held of the king in chief by service of one knight’s fee.
Borden and Bradegare. Three messuages and 60a. pasture, held in gavelkind of divers lords, service not known.
Borden. About 2a. wood.
Middelton hundred. A yearly rent of 65 quarters of palm-barley from divers tenants. It is held of no one because it is a rent sec.
He died after the Nativity of St. Mary, 21 Edward III, day not known. Margaret wife of Roger Shipbrok, aged 38 years and more, is his daughter and heir.
Nicholaa his wife had possession of the premises for a whole year after his death by his bequest. After that year John Wroth, the elder, of London, had possession for 6 whole years by her bequest. Afterwards, by sale and grant of the said John Wroth, John Malwayn had possession until Easter, 33 Edward III, after which Nicholas Mokkyng had possession as son and heir of John Mokkyng until 14 October, 34 Edward III, on which day he died. Afterwards the premises were seized into the king’s hand by the death of Nicholas, and so remained until Monday before Michaelmas, 36 Edward III. Ever since then Helmyng Leget and Margery his wife have had possession of them by demise of the said Roger Shipbrok and Margaret his wife at a yearly rent of 16l.
SURREY. Inq. (indented) taken at Suthwerk, 1 June, 46 Edward III.
Suthwerk. A messuage, held of the prior of St. Mary’s, Suthwerk, by a rent of 40s. yearly; another messuage, held of the same prior by a rent of 5 marks yearly; a shop, held of the same prior by a rent of a rose yearly at Midsummer; 2 shops with curtilages adjoining the tenement of Thomas atte Hyde, held of the same prior by a rent of a rose yearly; 2 shops by ‘le Waterwarf,’ held of the same prior by service of a rose yearly; and a garden, held of the archbishop of Canterbury by the like payment.
He died on 9 October, 21 Edward III. His sons Thomas, then aged 12 years, and Nicholas, then aged … years, are his heirs. Thomas died a month and …… after his father. Nicholaa, John’s widow, had possession of the premises for a whole year after his death, and then John Wroth, the elder, citizen of London, had possession for 8 years by her bequest. Afterwards John Malwayn had possession for 3 1/2 years by sale and grant of John Wroth, who also sold to him the marriage of Nicholas for 3 or 4 marks (the jurors know not which) and the wardship of Maud Duraunt, who is now the wife of John Wroth the younger. John Malwayn caused Nicholas to be married to Margery his daughter. The said wardship and marriage should have belonged to the king. Afterwards Nicholas had possession for half a year as son and heir of John Mockyng; and on his death the premises were seized into the king’s hand by William de Hatton, then escheator, by virtue of a writ directed to him, but how long they were in the king’s hand the jurors know not. Afterwards Roger de Shipbrok and Margaret his wife, and Simon de Bedyngton and Idonia his wife, (the said Margaret and Idonia being heirs of Nicholas), sued the premises out of the king’s hand and made a partition thereof, assigning one-third to Margaret late the wife of Nicholas. From 15 January, 36 Edward III, (fn. 1) to 4 February, 36 Edward III, Simon and Idonia and John de Abyndon, son and heir of Idonia, received the issues of a moiety of two-thirds of the premises, and [after the death ?] of John de Abyndon Roger de Shipbrok and Margaret his wife sued [that portion ?] out of the king’s hand. From the aforesaid 15 January the said Roger and Margaret received the issues of the other moiety of two-thirds of the premises. Helmyng Leget has had possession of a third part of the premises as his wife’s dower.
Endorsed: Two other inquisitions should have been returned, taken in cos. Kent and Middlesex. These the escheator delivered to the chancellor at (ad) the Friars Preachers in the presence of the treasurer, Thomas de Lodelowe, knight, and others.
MIDDLESEX (corrected from KENT). Inq. taken at Totenham, 4 May, 46 Edward III.
Breusehagh in Totenham. A third part of a third part of the manor, which entire manor is held of the king in chief by service of one knight’s fee.
Totenham. A tenement, held of the earl of Pembroke by fealty and suit to his court of Totenham every three weeks, [and by a rent of] 21s. 6d.
Edelmeton. A messuage, 7a. arable, 1a. wood and 5a. meadow, held of Adam Fraunceys by fealty and suit to his court of Edelmeton every three weeks, and by a rent of 8s.
The said John died after Michaelmas, 20 Edward III, day not known. Nicholas his son was his heir, and is now dead and was 28 years of age when he died. The said Nicholas had possession of the premises from the time of his father’s death until his own death. After his death Simon de Bedyngton and Idonia his wife, sister and heir of Nicholas, had possession until her death in the year 39 Edward III, day not known. From the time of the death of Simon and Idonia Roger [Shipbro]ke and Margaret his wife, sister of Idonia, had possession for half a year, and immediately afterwards Elmyng Leget and Margery his wife had possession, and still have, title not known.
Writ of precipimus, 26 June, 46 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, Saturday the eve of St. James, 46 Edward III.
He died in October, 21 Edward III, day not known, seised of:—
Parish of St. Leonard in Estchep. A great tenement with a shop, whence are payable quit-rents of 32s. to the prior of the hospital of St. Bartholomew in Westsmethefeld and [15s. 2d.] to the prior of Holy Trinity, London, as well as 30s. [for repairs]; and another tenement with a shop, whence are payable quit-rents of 20s. to the prioress of the church of St. Helen, London, 4s. 6d. to the abbot and convent of …., and 53s. 4d. to a chaplain celebrating in St. Paul’s, London, as well as 30s. for repairs.
Parish of St. Margaret, Briggestret. Two tenements with two shops, which by his testament proved and enrolled in the husting of London for common pleas held on Monday after St. Nicholas, 21 Edward III, he bequeathed to [Nicholaa] his wife for life, with remainder to the church of St. Magnus to provide a chaplain to celebrate there. The premises are of no value beyond the said (sic) charge; but a chaplain has been provided by the help of the parishioners.
Parish of St. Magnus. A tenement with two shops, whence [3s.] is payable yearly to the abbot and convent of …., and 13s. 4d. for repairs; a shop whence [30s.] yearly are payable for repairs; and a tenement with a solar above and three small cellars at the foot of London Bridge ………. of Drynwaterwharf, whence 6s. 8d. are payable yearly under a legacy of the said John Mockyng to provide five wax lights burning before …….., and 30s. for repairs.
Parish of St. Margaret, Briggestret. [6s. 8d.] rent issuing from a shop which was held by John Horn, fishmonger, son of Richard Horn, formerly citizen and fishmonger of London, to provide five wax lights burning before the image of St. Mary in the said church of St. Margaret; a tenement [in Podynglane], whence 10s. are payable yearly for repairs; and a tenement with two solars in Podynglane aforesaid, whence 6s. 8d. are payable yearly for repairs.
All his rents and tenements not otherwise bequeathed he bequeathed to Nicholaa his wife for life; and willed that after her death they should be equally divided between Thomas and Nicholas his sons, and that, if either of these should die without lawful heirs of his body, then his share of the premises [should go to the survivor] in fee tail, and that, if both should so die, then the whole should be divided equally between his daughters and the heirs of their bodies. Nicholaa took the profits for a year after her husband’s death, and died, bequeathing the wardship of her said sons, as she could lawfully do according to the custom …….., to [John Wroth], citizen of London. Thomas her son died a fortnight after her death, whereupon John Wroth held the premises as guardian of Nicholas, and received the issues for the use of the said Nicholas, for two whole years, when Nicholas [sued him] before [Thomas] Leggy, mayor, and the aldermen and chamberlains of the Gildhall of London, for an account of the said issues. John Wroth appeared by process, and, [on accounting] before the auditors appointed by the mayor and aldermen, remained in arrears in a certain sum, which sum he paid in court in the presence of the mayor, aldermen and chamberlains, and was by judgment discharged. Afterwards, on Saturday before the Purification, 29 Edward III, the said mayor, aldermen and chamberlains [delivered] the wardship of Nicholas together with the tenements and rents aforesaid, and also the money paid as arrears and the goods of the said Nicholas, to John [M]alew[ayn] for safe keeping for the use of Nicholas according to the custom of the city; and the said John had possession and received the issues until 7 March, 33 Edward III, when the said tenements and rents were delivered to Nicholas at his suit by award of the mayor and aldermen. Nicholas had possession and received the issues until 14 October, 34 Edward III, when he died without heir of his body, and the premises were taken into the king’s hand by John Wroth, mayor and escheator, by the king’s writ. Afterwards a partition of the premises was made, and one pourparty was delivered to Roger Shipbrok and Margaret his wife, and the other to Simon Benyngton and Idonia his wife, Margaret and Idonia being daughters and heirs of the said John Mockyng. Afterwards John Pecche, mayor and escheator, assigned a third part of the premises to Helmyng Leget and Margery his wife, late the wife of the said Nicholas, as her dower, in the presence of the heirs of Nicholas, by the king’s writ. The co-parceners had possession of their shares until the death of Idonia in the year 36 Edward III, day not known, when her share, except the dower assigned to Margery, [fell] to the said Roger and Margaret, her sister and heir, who still have possession of both parts.
The premises are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London. Margaret, wife of Roger Shipbrok, now aged 40 years and more, is John’s daughter and next heir.
C. Edw. III. File 229. (1.)
196. MARGARET LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN NOWERS, the younger.
Writ to the escheator in co. Oxford, 16 November, 46 Edward III.
(Inq. missing.)
C. Edw. III. File 229. (2.)
(Writ missing.)
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Chepyngnorton, 30 November, 46 Edward III.
Nethercudyngton. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church, held by knight’s service of the earl of March, a minor in the king’s wardship.
Asterleye. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church, held of Peter de la Mare, knight, by knight’s service.
Williamescote. The manor (extent given), held of the bishop of Lincoln by knight’s service.
All held in joint feoffment with Thomas de Williamescote, her first husband, by a fine levied in the king’s court, to them and the heirs of Thomas.
She died on 8 November last. Thomas, aged 8 years, son of the said Thomas and Margaret, is their next heir, and espoused Elizabeth daughter of John Nowers, knight, on 5 April last.
Endorsement: This agrees with the inquisition returned into Chancery.
E. Inq. P.M., File 34. (8.)
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Oxford, 8 February, 47 Edward III.
Nethercudyngton. The manor and advowson, held as above.
Date of death and heir (with espousal) as above.
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 163. (1.)
197. ROBERT DE OGLE.
Writ of mandamus, witnessed by Richard son of Edward prince of Aquitaine and Wales, guardian of England. Walyngford, 6 September, 46 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Morpath, Wednesday after St. Thomas the Apostle, 46 Edward III.
Saltewyk. 2 bovates of land, held of the king in chief by knight’s service; and lands &c. worth 10 marks yearly, held of the lord of Morpath, as of the barony of Merley, by service of 13 1/2d. for cornage.
Ogle. The manor, and a moiety of the town of Borowdon, held of Henry del Scrope, as of the barony of Qwalton, by service of a knight’s fee and a half.
Schilvyngton. An eleventh part thereof, held of the lord of Morpath, as of the barony of ……, by service of an eleventh part of a knight’s fee.
Twysil. The town, held of the lord of Morpath, as of the barony of Merlay. by service of 13s. 1/2d. for cornage.
Seton by Wodhorn. A fourth part of the manor, held of Mary countess of Pembroke (Pembrig’), as of the barony of Bywell, by service of 6d. yearly, with a salmon fishery in the river Wanspyk.
Southdissyngton. 3 tenements and 3 carucates of land, held of the prior of Tynemouth by service of 7s. 8d. and 1 lb. pepper yearly.
Estaldeworth. A moiety thereof, held of the lord of Mitford, as of the barony of the same, by service of 6s. 8d. yearly.
Langwotton. A moiety of the town, held of John de Wancy (?) by service of 40d. yearly.
Midelton Morell. 2 bovates of land, held of the lord of Graystok, as of the barony of Bolbek, by knight’s service and 4d. yearly.
Blakheddon. 2 bovates of land, held of John de Felton, knight, by service of 1 lb. cummin.
Colepottes. A tenement so called, near Slaueley, held of Ralph de Hastinges, as of the barony of Bolbek, by service of 12d. yearly.
Thirnam. A moiety of the manor, held of Sir Gilbert de Umframvill, earl of Anegos, as of the manor of Alewynton, by service of 1 lb. pepper yearly.
Heppale. A moiety of the manor, held of the king in chief by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee and 6d. for cornage to the sheriff.
Folbury. 8 bovates of land, held of William de Folbury by service of 4d. yearly.
He died on the feast of Corpus Christi, 36 Edward III. Robert de Ogle, who now is, is his heir, and is of the age of 21 years 16 days, and is married to Joan daughter of Alan de Heton, knight. Ellen de Ogle, the said heir’s mother, has been in possession of the premises since the death of the elder Robert, and has received the issues by demise of Joan de Baunsted, who had the custody thereof by the king’s commitment during the minority of the heir.
C. Edw. III. File 229. (3.)
198. JOHN DE ORLASTON.
Writ of precipirmis, 24 March, 46 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Werehorne, 30 March, 46 Edward III.
Orlaston. Two-thirds of the manor, demised by him with the king’s licence to Simon Dolsely and Joan his wife for their lives, with a condition that they and their executors should hold the same for 10 years from 1 April, 36 Edward III. The other third of the manor is held by John de Brokhull and Ida his wife, as dower of the said Ida by endowment of William de Orlaston, knight, formerly her husband, with reversion to the said John de Orlaston, brother and heir of William. The whole is held of the king in chief by service of one knight’s fee.
John de Orlaston died on Thursday before St. Peter’s Chains, 38 Edward III; Simon on Thursday after St. Nicholas in the same year; and Joan on the eve of St. Andrew, 42 Edward III. Joan in her lifetime demised her estate to John Jesores, her son, who still holds the said two-thirds and will hold them to the end of the said 10 years. John de Orlaston, aged 22 years, is son and next heir of the deceased, and was married 7 years ago by Master Robert Lardyner, who received 20 marks for the marriage.
C. Edw. III. File 229. (4.)
199. MARGARET LATE THE WIFE OF HENRY DE PERCY, knight.
Writ after the death of the said Margaret, who held certain lands &c. of the king in chief in dower or otherwise for life of the inheritance of William de Roos of Hamelak, knight, formerly her husband. 20 May, 46 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Wragby, 26 May, 46 Edward III.
Wragby. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service. Richard de Sixendall, parson of the church of Gedenay, gave it to William de Roos of Hamelak for life, with remainder to William his son and the said Margaret, then his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, and with remainder over to the right heirs of William the father. William the father died, and William the son died without issue by Margaret, who was married after the death of her husband by Henry de Percy. Thomas de Roos, son and heir of William the father, long before the death of Margaret granted the reversion of the manor by a fine levied in the king’s court to Henry de Codington, parson of the church of Botelsford, Robert de Tynton, parson of the church of Uffyngton, Nicholas de Stayngreve, parson of the church of Thornton in Craven, and Laurence Hawberk of Claxton, to whom the said Henry de Percy and Margaret attorned; and the said grantees thereupon granted the same to the said Thomas de Roos and Beatrice his wife and the heirs of their bodies, (to whom Henry and Margaret also attorned), with remainder to the right heirs of Thomas.
Boston. 20l. rent, held of the king in chief by knight’s service. She held it in form aforesaid by grant of the said Richard to her and the said William son of William.
She died on Thursday before Whitsun, 46 Edward III. The said Thomas de Roos, aged 30 years and more, is next heir of William de Roos because William son of William de Roos, his brother, died without issue by the said Margaret.
Similar writ, 20 May, 46 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) dated as above and taken by the oath of the same jurors.
She held no lands in dower after the death of William de Roos of Hamelak, knight, her husband; but she held the following for life of the inheritance of the said William:—
Wragby. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Boston. 5 cottages in poor condition, held of the earl of Richmond in socage; and 6 cottages, held of Walter Petwardyn, knight, by knight’s service.
She died on Wednesday before Whitsun last. Thomas de Roos of Hamelak, knight, aged 30 years and more, is brother and heir of the said William de Roos.
Similar writ, 20 May, 46 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at Selby, 2 June, 46 Edward III.
Lynton upon Ouse. The manor (extent given), held in dower of the right and inheritance of William de Roos of Hamelak knight, sometime her husband. It is held of the king in chief as parcel of the castle and manor of Helmeslay. The extent includes rents of 1 lb. pepper, price 12d., 6 barbed arrows, price 1d. each, a pair of gloves, price 1d., and an ounce of ginger, price 12d., payable by free tenants.
York. 90l. rent receivable by the hands of the bailiffs of the city, held in form aforesaid.
Rosse in Holdernesse. 9l. rent, held in form aforesaid by way of dower, in lieu of a third part of the manor of Akeryng, co. Nottingham.
Turnumhall. The manor, with a moiety of the manor of Cliff (extent given), held in form aforesaid of the bishop of Durham. The extent includes 2 1/2 carucates of land held of the bishop by knight’s service, 1 1/2 carucates held of the bishop by fealty and service of rendering 8l. 16s. yearly, a pasture called ‘le Kere,’ a fishery, and a rent of a pair of spurs or 4d.
She died on 11 May last. Heir of William de Roos as above.
Similar writ, 20 May, 46 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. dated as above and taken by the oath of the same jurors.
Lynton upon Ouse. The manor (extent given, including rents as above), held by way of dower by gift of William de Roos of Hamelak, knight, sometime her husband. It is held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
York. 90l. rent receivable as above, held by way of dower by gift of the said William, out of a yearly farm of 100l. receivable by William and his heirs for the castle of Werk.
Rosse in Holdernesse. 9l. rent, held in form aforesaid.
Turnumhalle. The manor, with a moiety of the manor of Cliff (extent given, including lands &c. held as above), held in form aforesaid by gift of the said William by way of dower. Long before her death Thomas de Roos, brother and heir of the said William, granted the reversion of the manor of Turnumhall, by a fine levied in the king’s court, to Henry de Codyngton, parson of the church of Botlesford, and others, who settled it on him and Beatrice his wife and the heirs of their bodies (as the manor of Wragby above).
She died on Thursday before Whitsun, 46 Edward III. The said Thomas de Roos, aged 30 years and more, is brother and next heir of William de Roos, because William died without heir of his body.
Similar writ, 20 May, 46 Edward III.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. taken at Byngham, 3 June, 46 Edward III.
Orston. The manor (extent given), held by gift and feoffment of William Roos, father of William Roos, to the said William and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies. She held it of the king in chief by service of two knights’ fees, for life. The extent includes 2 carucates of land, each containing 4 bovates, each of which contains 16a., and a common fine on the day of St. Thomas the Apostle worth 4l. 18s. yearly.
Warsop. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service by gift and feoffment of William Roos, father of William Roos of Hamelak. The extent includes 3 carucates of land containing 21 bovates, a close called ‘Brendhaugh,’ and an unenclosed park.
She died on Thursday after Ascension day, 46 Edward III. Thomas Roos, aged 30 years and more, is brother and next heir of William Roos, her husband.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. dated as above and taken by the oath of the same jurors.
Orston. The manor (extent given, as above), held of the king in chief by service of two knights’ fees.
Warsop. The manor (extent given, as above), held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Both manors were settled in all respects as the manor of Wragby (first Lincoln inquisition).
Date of death and heir as above (first Lincoln inquisition).
Similar writ, 20 May, 46 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. (indented) taken at Notyngham, 4 June, 46 Edward III.
Schirbrook. 2 messuages and 2 bovates of land, held of the king, as of the honor of Tikill, by service of 4d. yearly.
Pleslay. A park called ‘Warsopwode,’ held of Sir John de Wylughby by service of 1d. yearly.
Both the above she held by gift and feoffment of William de Roos, father of William de Roos, to her and the said William and the heirs of their bodies.
Date of death and heir as above (first Lincoln inquisition).
DERBY. Inq. taken at Derby, 5 June, 46 Edward III. (The jurors are the same as in the last inquisition).
Schirbrook and Pleslay. Premises as above, held as above and by gift as above.
Date of death and heir as above (first Nottingham inquisition).
Writ of certiorari to the treasurer and chamberlains touching the tenor of a fine levied in 44 Edward III concerning the manors of Orston and Warsop, co. Nottingham, Wragby, co. Lincoln, and Turnamhalle, co. Lincoln. 1 July, 46 Edward III.
Transcript of a fine made at Westminster in the quinzaine of Martinmas, 43 Edward III, and afterwards granted and recorded there in the quinzaine of Hilary, 44 Edward III, whereby Henry de Codyngton and others (as in the above inquisitions) granted the reversion of the said manors after the death of Margaret to Thomas de Roos of Hamelak and Beatrice his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Thomas.
Writ of certiorari to the treasurer and chamberlains touching the tenor of a fine levied in 43 Edward III concerning the same manors. 10 July, 46 Edward III.
Transcript of a fine made at Westminster on the morrow of St. John the Baptist, 43 Edward III, and afterwards granted and recorded there in the quinzaine of Hilary, 44 Edward III, whereby Thomas de Roos of Hamelak, knight, granted the reversion of the said manors after the death of Margaret to Henry de Codyngton and others (as in the above inquisitions) and the heirs of the said Henry.
C. Edw. III. File 229. (5.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 161. (1 and 2.) (Nottingham and Derby.)
200. JOHN DE RALEE of Nettelcombe, knight.
Writ, 8 July, 46 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Wachet, Tuesday after St. Lucy, 46 Edward III.
Netelcombe and Roudon. The manor, with the advowson of the church of Netelcombe, held of Isabel the king’s daughter, as of her manor of Hamstede Marschall, by service of one knight’s fee. He held it for life by demise of John de Radyngton, with remainder to John his son and the heirs male of his body.
Coryngdon. A messuage and 30a. land, held of Hugh Durburgh, knight, as of his manor of Stokgommere, by a yearly rent of 5s.
Overecodesford. A messuage and 40a. land, held of John Weyville, as of his manor of Bykenaldre, by a yearly rent of 2d.
Alyngford. The manor, held of John Mohun, knight, as of his manor of Dunsterre, by knight’s service. He held it for life jointly with Isamania his wife by demise of John de Radyngton, with remainder to John his son.
Ouleknolle. The manor, held of the said John Mohun, as above. He held it jointly with his said wife, by demise as above, with remainder to Simon his son.
He died on Saturday before Ascension day last. John his son, aged 8 years, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 229. (6.)
201. RALPH SPYGURNELL.
MARCH OF WALES. Extent (indented) made on Tuesday, 20 March, 46 Edward III.
Clifford. The manor (extent given), held for his life of Edmund son and heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, a minor in the king’s wardship. The extent includes a castle and a holding (tent’) of a court and hundred every three weeks, and lands, rents and works (specified) at Glasebury.
He died on Thursday after the Epiphany last.
C. Edw. III. File 229. (7.)
E. Inq. P.M., File 35. (10.)
202. MARGARET STRAIDE, or DE STRAYTE.
Writ, 14 June, 46 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Bamburgh, Saturday before St. Martin, 46 Edward III.
Bamburgh. 29a. land, held of the king in chief by serjeanty, to wit, forging a moiety of the ironwork (ferramenti) for 3 ploughs in the castle of Bamburgh and providing a pickaxe (bill’) to search for coals for making the said moiety with the king’s iron. The serjeanty is arrented at 2s. to be paid yearly to the sheriff of Northumberland.
She died on the feast of the Assumption, 22 Edward III. John Strayte, aged 26 years, is her son and heir.
C. Edw. III. File 229. (8.)
203. ROBERT DE SCALES, knight.
Writ of mandamus, 14 July, 46 Edward III.
HERTFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Berkwey, 24 July, 46 Edward III.
Neweseles in Berkwey. The reversion of the manor (extent given), held of the king, as of the honor of Boulogne, by knight’s service.
He died on 13 August, 43 Edward III. Roger de Scales, knight, aged 27 years on 1 February last, is his son and heir.
Robert de Thorp, knight, now deceased, had possession of the premises from the day of the death until the day of the taking of this inquisition (sic), by a charter of feoffment made to him for life by Robert de Scales.
C. Edw. III. File 229. (9).
204. HUGH DE SWYNFORD, knight.
(Writ missing.)
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Navenby, Tuesday after St. Mark the Evangelist, 46 Edward III.
Coleby. A moiety of a messuage, 90a. land, and 15a. pasture, held in fee tail of the king, as of the honor of Huntyngdon, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee; and the other moiety of the same messuage, 90a. land, 15a. pasture, and 54s. 4d. rents of free tenants, held in his demesne as of fee of John, duke of Lancaster, as of the honor of Richmond, by knight’s service.
Ketilthorp. The manor, with its appurtenances in Laughton, Fenton and Neuton and the advowson of the church of Ketilthorp, similarly held in fee tail, jointly with Katharine his wife, who survives, of the king by service of 3s. yearly, as of the wapentake of Well, which is held at fee-farm by John bishop of Lincoln by demise of the king’s progenitors to his predecessors.
The said Hugh died beyond seas on Thursday after St. Martin in the Winter last. Thomas de Swynford, aged 4 years and more, is his son and heir.
Writ of precipimus, . . June, 46 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Lincoln, Thursday the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 46 Edward III.
Coleby. Premises as above. The messuage is described as ruinous, and the land as sandy and stony, and out of cultivation.
Ketilthorp. The manor, held jointly as above, in fee tail, of John bishop of Lincoln by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ to the escheator to assign dower to Katharine late the wife of the said Hugh, after taking her oath not to marry without the king’s licence. 8 June, 46 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Assignment of dower made 26 June, 46 Edward III.
Colby. In the manor, a chamber called ‘le Westchambre’ at the west end of the hall, with ‘le faux chambre’ and wardrobe, and with the cellars underneath those chambers; a kitchen; a building called ‘le Schepon’ with a croft adjoining called ‘Belgarthes’; and the western part of the garden. Also 12a. meadow called ‘le Clif. ughe.’ Also, in ‘le Middelfeld’ towards the east, 5a. land adjoining the manor in a shot (cultura) called ‘le Milnecroft’ on the south side of the said croft, 10a. land in a shot called ‘le Crossewenge,’ and 2a. land abutting on ‘le Milnecroft’ to the east. Also, in the north field towards the east, 9a. land by ‘Kirkelenge,’ and 2a. land between ‘le Sty’ and ‘Litelgate.’ Also, in the south field towards the east, 9a. land between ‘le Bradegate’ and the king’s street (stratam), 6a. land in the same furlong at Galtrez, and 2a. land in the same furlong on ‘le Clyf’ by ‘le Kirkelenge.’ Also, in ‘le Southmore,’ 6a. land abutting on ‘le Clyf Grene,’ and 4a. land on ‘le Heywolde.’ Also, in ‘le Middelmore,’ 6a. land under ‘le Clyf,’ and 4a. on ‘le Rylandes.’ Also, in ‘le Northmore,’ 20a. land in a shot called ‘Stakstedwong,’ 3 1/2a. land under ‘le Grenesty,’ 5a. land abutting on Harmeston Mere, and 2a. land lying by ‘le Clyf.’ Also the rents and services of the following, to wit, the prior of St. Katharine without Lincoln, John de Leke, Martin Blankenay, Martin Broun, William Paty and Robert Maryng.
C. Edw. III. File 229. (10.)
205. JOHN DE SWYNFORD, knight.
Writ of precipimus, 2 February, 46 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Northampton, 20 February, 46 Edward III.
Sprotton. The manor (extent given), held for his life of William de Ferrariis, as of his manor of Neubotelgrave, by knight’s service. The said manor of Neubotelgrave is in the king’s hand by reason of the minority of the son and heir of the said William.
Haldenby. The advowson of the church. Alice formerly the wife of William de Haldenby holds a messuage and a carucate of land there as parcel of the manor of Sprotton by service of rendering 26s. 8d. to the heirs of the said (sic) Joan de Swynford.
The said John died on Thursday the feast of St. Stephen, 44 Edward III. Elizabeth daughter of the said Joan, aged 13 years, is Joan’s next heir.
Alice wife of the said John had possession of the premises from his death until Easter following. Afterwards Thomas de Broughton, knight, took the said Elizabeth to wife, and had possession of the premises from Easter aforesaid.
C. Edw. III. File 229. (11.)
206. EDMUND DE STAPLEGATE.
Writ, 6 April, 46 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Canterbury, 16 April, 46 Edward III.
Bylsyngton. The manor (extent given), held of the king by service of rendering 3 cups of ‘maple’ at the king’s coronation.
Canterbury and its suburbs. 7 messuages, a grange, and 15a. arable, held of the king as in burgage according to the custom of gavelkind.
He died on 2 February last. Edmund his son, aged 18 1/2 years, is his heir to the manor; and Edmund, John and Thomas, his sons, are his heirs to the gavelkind tenements. John is 9 years of age and Thomas 5 years.
C. Edw. III. File 229. (12.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 159. (5.)
207. MILES DE STAPELTON of Hathelseye, knight.
Writ, 12 January, 46 Edward III.
SURREY. Inq. (indented) taken at Southwerk, Saturday, the feast of St. Gregory, 47 Edward III.
Parish of St. Margaret, Southwerk. A messuage, held of the bishop of Winchester by service of 12s. 6d. yearly. It is held for life by William Brouneswold by demise of the said Miles by service of 40s. yearly. Miles died in seisin of that rent and the reversion of the messuage.
He died on 27 December last. Thomas his son, aged 22 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 12 January, 46 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at Selby, Monday, 24 January, 46 Edward III.
Carleton by Snayth. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by homage and fealty and service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
The extent includes a ferry across the river Ayre at Carleton.
Westhathelshay. A messuage and 5 bovates of land, held of the king in chief by the king’s charter, rendering 40s. yearly at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff.
Southbrun and Tibbethorp. 8 tofts and 16 bovates of land, held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
He died on the morrow of Christmas last. Heir as above.
Writ of plura, 15 February, 47 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at Selby, 26 February, 47 Edward III.
Karlton, Westhathelesay, Southbrunne and Tybbethorp. Premises as above.
Hathelsay. The manor (extent given), with the hamlets of Hathelsay and Hathelsay (sic), held of the castle and honor of Pontefract in socage by payment of 2s. yearly. The extent includes a fishery, two ferries across the river Ayre, and the advowson of a chantry. It is charged with yearly rents of 10l. to Isabel de Stapelton and 33s. 4d. to William de Brune, for their lives.
Pontefract. 1a. land, held of the said castle by the service aforesaid.
Inkelesmore. 6 perches of moor, held of the said honor by service of 3s. (?) yearly.
Birne. 2a. land, held of the heirs of John de Bella Aqua by service of 1d.
Bayldon. Lands &c. worth 61s. 6d. yearly, held of Simon Ward, knight, by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Wath in Rydale. The manor (extent given), held of the heir of John de Moubray by service of a pair of gilt spurs, price 6d. The extent includes 2 bovates of land at Slengesby.
Wymbelton. 2 messuages, 7 tofts, 10 bovates and 1a. land, and a wood of no value, with 6 tofts, 5 crofts, 10 bovates and 1 butt of land, and 5a. 1r. meadow in Muscotes, an appurtenance of Wymbelton, all held of William de Aton, knight, by knight’s service.
Northolm. 2 waste tofts and 2 bovates of untilled land, held of the liberty of St. Peter’s, York.
Wygynthorp. A messuage, a waste plot, 8 bovates of land, and 2d. rent of free tenants, with a bovate of land, a close called ‘Spitelclos,’ three-fourths of the advowson of the church and 3d. rent of free tenants in Tyveryngton, an appurtenance of Wygynthorp, all held of Andrew Lutrell by knight’s service.
Stapelton. The manor, with the towns of Dalton Ryell and Melshamby (extents given). The manor is charged with a yearly rent of 3s. 4d. to the abbot of St. Agatha’s, and is held of Thomas de Richemond, knight, by knight’s service. The towns of Dalton and Melshamby are held of John de Grey, knight, by knight’s service.
Kirkeby Fletham. The manor, with Fletham and Langton, and a rent of 13s. 10d. from free tenants at Langton, held of the earl of Richmond by knight’s service.
Thorp Arches. A messuage and a bovate of land.
He died on the morrow of Christmas last. Heir as above.
Immediately after his death the heir intruded on all the premises except those held of the king in chief, and alienated them in fee to John Leget, clerk, William de Brun, William de Birkyn, chaplain, and John Clerk, servant of Brian de Stapelton.
Writ, 12 January, 46 Edward III.
WESTMORLAND. Inq. taken at Kirkeby in Kendale, Saturday before the Purification, 47 Edward III.
Kentemere. The soil and grazing of a several vale so called, within the barony of Kendale, with free chace of the game there, held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by homage and service of …….. the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale in barony, as of the inheritance of the former Peter le Bruys. There are there tenants at will who hold the grazing and several pasture of the vale and render 40 marks yearly therefor by equal portions at Whitsun and Martinmas according to the constitutions and ancient customs of the forest of Kendale. And there is a stank with a fishery.
He died on Sunday the feast of St. Stephen last. Heir as above.
Writ, 12 January, 46 Edward III.
LANCASTER. Inq. taken at Lancaster, Friday after St. Matthias, 47 Edward III.
The said Miles held no lands &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as last above.
C. Edw. III. File 229. (13.)
208. JOHN SEINCLER, felon.
Writ, 16 November, 46 Edward III.
LEICESTER. Inq. taken at Haverbergh, Tuesday before St. George, 47 Edward III.
He held the following on the day when he abjured the realm:—
Lobenham. A messuage and 20a. land, held jointly with Alice his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies, of William Baud, knight, by knight’s service, amount not known; and a messuage, a toft, and 2 virgates of land, held for life by Joan his mother, late the wife of John Seincler, with remainder to him and Alice and the heirs of their bodies. Of these last the messuage and a virgate are held of William Baud, knight, and the toft and the other virgate of the heirs of Thomas Mallesoueres, by knight’s service, amount not known.
C. Edw. III. File 229. (14.)
209. SIBYL SEINTCLER.
Writ, 21 November, 46 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Jevelchestre, Monday before the Conception, 46 Edward III.
Stapelton. A third part of the manor, held in dower by assignment of Robert Sencler of the king in chief by knight’s service, the reversion belonging to William Bonevill by grant of Richard son and heir of Robert Sencler.
Milton Facomberge. A messuage, 30a. land and 5a. meadow, held jointly with Robert Sencler, late her husband, by feoffment of John de Norton and Pernell his wife, of William Bonevill by knight’s service, as of his manor of Lymyngton Todenham.
Somerton. A messuage, 20a. land and 2a. meadow, held in dower by assignment of the said Robert of the earl of Kent by knight’s service.
(Unspecified). A messuage, 20a. land and 2a. meadow, similarly held in dower of John Meriet, as of his manor of Compton Donden, by service of rendering 1d. yearly.
She died on 4 November last. William Bonevill, aged 40 years and more, is her next heir.
Writ, 12 December, 46 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Montacute, Wednesday after the Epiphany, 46 Edward III.
Stapelton. A third part of the manor, held in dower by assignment of Robert Seynclere of the king in chief by knight’s service; the reversion belonging to Richard Seynclere and Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies by grant of Richard Lylleshulle, parson of the church of Uffewille, and Robert Wyghthulle, with remainder to William Bonevylle and his heirs, by a fine levied in the king’s court with the king’s licence. The said William still survives. Richard and Margaret died without heir of their bodies long before the death of Sibyl.
Milton Facumberge. Premises held as above (last inquisition).
Somerton. Premises held as above (last inquisition).
(Unspecified). (fn. 2) Premises held as above (last inquisition).
Date of death as above. Richard Seynclere, uncle of Richard Seynclere, aged 40 years and more, is her heir.
Writ of precipimus, 13 June, 48 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Yevelchestre, 30 June, 48 Edward III.
Stapelton. A third part of the manor, held as above (last inquisition).
Mylton Faucumberge. Premises held as above (last two inquisitions) for life.
Somerton. Premises held as above (last two inquisitions).
Bodeclegh. A messuage, 20a. land and 2a. meadow, held in dower of John Meryet, as of his manor of Compton Donden, by service of rendering 1d. yearly.
The reversion of all the premises belonged to Richard Seyncler and Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies by grant of the aforesaid Richard Lylleshulle and Robert Wyghthull, with remainder to William Bonevyll and his heirs, as appears by a fine levied in the king’s court. William Bonevyll still survives. Richard and Margaret died without heir of their bodies long before the death of Sibyl.
Date of death and heir as last above.
Since her death the escheator has had possession of the premises and received the issues thereof.
C. Edw. III. File 229. (15.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 35. (14.)

Footnotes

  • 1. A mistake for 34 Edward III. See Calendar of fine Rolls, 1356–1368, p.147.
  • 2. The Exchequer copy (in an interlineation) puts these premises in Compton Dundon. But cf. the following inquisition.