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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 216

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Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 13, Edward III. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1954.

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 216

20. JOHN SON OF WILLIAM CORBET.
Writ, 15 September, 44 Edward III.
SALOP. Inq. taken at Caus, 16 October, 44 Edward III.
Hope in the lordship of Caus. The hamlet (extent given), held of Ralph earl of Stafford by knight’s service. The extent includes a carucate of no value because it is hilly land within the forest of Caus and lies untilled and destroyed by the deer.
He died on 12 September last. William (fn. 1) Corbet, his brother, aged 18 years, is his next heir.
Writ, 15 September, 44 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Alveston, 23 September, 44 Edward III.
Alveston and Herdecote. Two-thirds of the manor (extent given, including an unenclosed park), held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Langeleye. Two-thirds of the hundred court, similarly held.
Ciston. The manor (extent given), held of the bishop of Bath by knight’s service in August last, when he gave it to Roger Dene, chaplain, Ralph Waleys and William Hobekyn in fee, on condition that they should take no profit thereof for their own use, nor retain it to themselves and their heirs, but that John’s bailiffs who were there before the feoffment should take the profits to his use, as they did before, and that the feoffees should re-enfeoff him and his heirs thereof on demand, the feoffment having been made as security for 11l. due to Roger. John delivered to them simple seisin of the manor, and thereafter continually held himself therein and had possession thereof, and gave the young pigeons from the dovecote and the fruits of the garden to the wife of William de Chiltenham. Roger, Ralph and William did not re-enfeoff the said John.
John died on 12 September last. Peter (fn. 2) Corbet, his brother, aged 18 years, is his next heir.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (1.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 32. (7.)
21. JOHN DE COPELDYK, knight.
Writ, 2 May, 44 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Horncastre, Wednesday before St. Dunstan, 44 Edward III.
Forthyngton in Lyndesey. The manor, held by knight’s service of the heirs of Henry de Hastynges, who hold it by knight’s service of the king in chief.
Conyngesby. 2 messuages called ‘Daynbothe’ and ‘Tubbothe,’ a toft, and 6a. land and meadow, held by knight’s service of John Dymmok, who holds them of the king in chief by grand serjeanty.
Algerkirk. A messuage and a carucate of land called ‘Cleangre,’ held in socage of John duke of Lancaster, as of the honor of Richemond; and the duke holds them of the king in chief, services not known.
Skirbek. 2 cottages, held in like manner.
Cobeldyk. Two-thirds of the manor, (the reversion of the third part, which Maud late the wife of Roger de Cobeldyk, now deceased, held in dower, belonging to him and his heirs). The whole manor is held of Roger de Meres, Richard de Welby of Kirketon, Thomas Claymond, and Roger Toupe, who hold it of William de Huntyngfeld, who holds it of the heirs of Pernell de Croun, who hold it of the king in chief, all by knight’s service.
All the above he held jointly with Maud his wife in fee tail.
Toft in Holand. 8 1/2a. land and 6a. meadow, held in his demesne as of fee of Sir William de Huntyngfeld, who holds as above.
He died on Thursday before Michaelmas, 43 Edward III. John his son, aged 13 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (2.)
22. RICHARD DE DANSEY.
Writ of precipimus, 8 February, 44 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Hengham ad Castrum, 11 April, 44 Edward III.
Langham. 1a. in a meadow called ‘Estmedwe,’ held of Robert Chamberlayn by service of 1d. or a pair of gloves yearly.
He died about Michaelmas, 36 Edward III, day not known. Thomas his son, aged 12 years and more, is his heir.
John atte Forde of Colcestre has had possession of the premises from Richard’s death until now, by demise of John Martel and Stephen Lugwardyn.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (3.)
23. THOMAS DUKE of Morlee.
Writ of precipimus, 20 May, 44 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Hengham, Saturday after Whitsun, 44 Edward III.
He held no lands &c. in the escheator’s bailiwick.
He died about the Assumption, 42 Edward III. Richard, son of Adam Duke his brother, aged 15 years, is his heir.
Writ of mandamus, 1 July, 44 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Norwich, Monday after the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 44 Edward III.
Morle. 3r. free land, held of Robert de Morle, knight, by service of 1/2d. yearly. John, son of Robert Duke his brother, aged 28 years and more, has had possession since his death, and is his heir.
Thomas died at London on Sunday after St. Laurence, 42 Edward III.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (4.)
24. RALPH DE DERLEY.
Writ, 8 March, 44 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. taken at Derley in the Peak, 18 March, 44 Edward III.
Derley. A moiety of the manor, held of the king in chief by service of 13s. 4d. yearly.
He died on Saturday after St. Luke last. Agnes his sister, aged 28 years and more, wife of Thomas [Columbel], is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (5.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 31. (18.)
25. ROBERT DE LA MARE.
Writ, 1 September, 44 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Bruggewater, 20 September, 44 Edward III.
Chilton by Bruggewater. A toft, 22a. arable, 5a. meadow, and a fifth part of 2lbs. wax, held for life by the courtesy of England, of the inheritance of Richard his son and heir, of the heir of Nicholas de Saymour, a minor in the king’s wardship, by knight’s service.
He died on 28 June last. Richard his son, aged 15 years and more, is his heir.
Writ of precipimus. The escheator is also to enquire whether the heir has been married, and how much his marriage is worth. 4 May, 45 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Jevele, 28 June, 45 Edward III.
Chilton by Bruggewater. Tenements as above (except the wax), held for life, as of the right of Joan his wife, of the heir of Nicholas de Saymour, a minor in the king’s wardship, by knight’s service.
Date of death as above. Richard, son of the said Robert and Joan, aged 16 years and more, is Joan’s heir.
William Cheyne, escheator, had possession of the premises from the death of Robert until 4 May, 45 Edward III, when he delivered them to Jordan de Barton at farm by the king’s writ. The heir is not yet married, and his marriage should be worth (valeat) 40s.
Estboure and Westboure. A third part of a messuage, 30a. land, 20a. meadow, and 20s. rent, held of John Horsy by knight’s service, should descend to the said Richard, Robert’s son and heir, at his majority.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (6.)
26. JOHN DE ERLHAM.
Writ, 1 February, 44 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Norwich, Monday the feast of the Annunciation, 44 Edward III.
Erlham. 5a. land and 50s. rent, held of the king in chief by grand serjeanty and by rendering 60s. yearly to the king’s castle of Norwich; and a messuage, 18a. land, a watermill and 2s. 6d. rent, held of the earl of Suffolk by service of 10s. yearly and by suit twice a year to the court of Costeseye.
He died on Wednesday before St. Matthew, 43 Edward III. Nicholas his son, aged 8 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (7.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 31. (15.)
27. EDMUND EVERARD, knight.
Writ, 2 September, 44 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. taken at Salisbury, 24 September, 44 Edward III.
Wyklescote. A toft and a carucate of land, held of the king in chief by knight’s service, as of his manor of Wotton Basset.
Saltharp. The manor, held in joint feoffment with Felicia his wife, who survives, of Robert Typtot by knight’s service, by reason of a gift thereof made by Robert Lydezerd, chaplain, and Nicholas de London to Edmund and Felicia and the heirs of Edmund.
Chilton. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of John de Cobham by a rent of 6s. 8d. yearly, by reason of a similar gift thereof made by Maud daughter and heir of John de Chilton.
He died on 16 August last. Elizabeth wife of Robert de Loundres, knight, aged 30 years and more, and Margaret late the wife of Thomas de Rammesbury, knight, aged 24 years and more, are his sisters, still surviving, and next heirs.
BERKS. Inq. taken at Neubury, 24 October, 44 Edward III.
Mygham. A messuage, a carucate of land, 10a. meadow, and 40s. rent, held of the manor of Dachet and Foulemere, which William Molyns holds as of the fee of Pynkeneye, by rendering 6s. 9d. yearly to the said William for ward of Wyndesore.
Date of death and heirs as above.
Writ, 2 September, 44 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Ilmynstre, Thursday after St. Calixtus, 44 Edward III.
Steuelegh. A messuage, 2 carucates of land, 30a. meadow, and 40s. yearly rent, held jointly with Felicia his wife in fee tail, with remainder to his own heirs, of John Strech, as of his manor of Asshehull, by service of 1lb. cummin.
He died on Saturday the feast of St. Laurence last. Heirs as above, aged respectively 44 and 42 years and more.
DORSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Dorchestre, Monday after St. Calixtus, 44 Edward III.
Frome Belet. A messuage, a curtilage, a watermill, 100a. arable and 6a. meadow, held of the king in chief by service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee, together with the advowson of the church; and a messuage and a virgate of land, held jointly with Felicia his wife, who survives, of the king in chief by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, by gift of William Frome to Edmund and Felicia and the heirs of Edmund.
Westafford. A messuage and a carucate of land, held jointly, as above, of the heir of Robert Latymer, a minor in the king’s wardship, by service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee, together with the advowson of the church.
Adesham. A messuage and a carucate of land, held jointly with the said Felicia in fee tail, with remainder to his right heirs, of Hugh de Courteney, earl of Devon, by service of rendering a rose yearly. (fn. 3)
Date of death and heirs as last above.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (8.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 32. (17.)
Writ to the escheator in cos. Wilts and Berks to assign dower to the said Felicia. 28 January, 46 Edward III.
E. Inq. P.M. File 32. (17.)
28. ROGER FRENSHE.
Writ, 23 January, (fn. 4) 44 Edward III.
HEREFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Hereford, 10 March, 44 Edward III.
Kynggeston in Malefeld. 28a. arable, held of the king in chief by the service of bringing the king’s treasure from Hereford castle to London on reasonable summons at the king’s expense, and of carrying the king’s writs on reasonable summons from the said castle to the castles of Clifford and Haraldesewyas.
He died on 5 October last. Roger his son, aged 16 years on 1 November last, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (9.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 32. (2.)
29. AGNES LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN GOUYS.
Writ, 8 April, 44 Edward III.
DORSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Shirbourn, 12 April, 44 Edward III.
Wynterbourn Assh. The hamlet (extent given), held of the heir of Robert Latymer, knight, a minor in the king’s wardship, by service of a sixth part of a knight’s fee. The extent includes pleas and perquisites of court.
She died on 5 April last. John Gouys, son and heir of Walter Gouys, aged 12 years and more, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (10.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 32. (14.)
30. REYNOLD DE GREY of Wylton on Wee.
Writ, 12 June, 44 Edward III.
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Bedford, Saturday the feast of SS. Peter and Paul, 44 Edward III. (fn. 5)
Alricheseye. Rents of 9s. 0 3/4d., a clove, and a quarter of pepper belonging to the manor of Eton, co. Buckingham.
Eversold. A rent of 4s. 11d. belonging to the same manor. And there is there a view once a year.
He died on Tuesday in Whit week last. Henry de Grey, his son, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Neuportpaynel, 27 June, 44 Edward III. (fn. 6)
Eton. The manor (extent given), and the advowson of the church of Blecchele, held of the king in chief by the grand serjeanty of keephig the king’s gerfalcons. And he shall pay relief to the king for two fees. The extent includes a park, 40s. rent in the hands of burgesses of a moiety of the town of Vennistretforde, and two views of frankpledge, to wit, at Michaelmas and Easter.
Morton. A messuage and 40a. land, (fn. 7) held in fee tail jointly with Maud his wife, who survives, by grant of Henry de Grey, his father, of the abbot of Oseneye by payment of 3s. 4d. yearly.
Le Waterhalle. A manor so called (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of providing an armed man for 40 days whenever there is war in Wales. Part of the manor is held of the earl of Pembroke by knight’s service.
Bollebrikhulle. 16s. 4d. rent.
Lutgarshale. A view pertaining to the manor of Eton.
Neuportpaynel. 2s. rent [pertaining to the same manor]. (fn. 8)
Great Lynford. [3s.] (fn. 8) rent.
Date of death and heir as above.
HUNTINGDON. Inq. taken at St. Neots, Wednesday before SS. Peter and Paul, 44 Edward III.
Tousland. The manor, held jointly with Maud his wife in fee tail by grant of Henry de Grey, his father. It is held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Huntingdon, of the pourparty of Robert de Brous which is in the king’s hand, by service of half a knight’s fee.
Hemyngforde. 25s. 11d. rent, held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee. (fn. 9)
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 12 June, 44 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Louth, Tuesday after the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 44 Edward III.
Hemmyngby. A manor, with 2 carucates of land and meadow thereto belonging, held jointly with Maud his wife, who survives, by knight’s service of Sir Gilbert, earl of Angus, who holds it of the king in chief by knight’s service; and a carucate of land, hold by knight’s service of John duke of Lancaster, who holds it of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Date of death as above. Henry de Greye, knight, his son, aged 28 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 12 June, 44 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. taken at Shirland, Monday after SS. Peter and Paul, 44 Edward III.
Stretton. The manor, held of Nicholas de Goushull, knight, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Shirland. The manor, held for life jointly with Maud his wife, who survives, by gift and feoffment of Henry Notte and John de Leccheworthe, clerks, of Sir John de Grey, as of his castle of Codenore, by knight’s service.
Date of death (at Shirland) and heir as last above.
Writ, 12 June, 44 Edward III.
LEICESTER. Inq. taken at Lyterworthe, 2 July, 44 Edward III.
Lutterworth. 60a. land, held jointly with Maud his wife of Sir William Ferrers of Groby by service of 2s. yearly and fealty. There are no buildings there to be extended.
Date of death not given. Henry de Grey, knight, his son, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 12 June, 44 Edward III.
HERTFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Staundone, Monday after SS. Peter and Paul, 44 Edward III.
Mundene. The manor (extent given), held of the earl of la March, service not known. The extent includes a view of frankpledge.
Date of death and heir, aged 29 years and more, as above.
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Chelmersford, Friday before the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 44 Edward III.
Purlee. A manor, with the hamlet of Gebecrake (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of one knight’s fee. The extent includes a view of frankpledge held on the feast of St. Gregory, 100a. land held of the earl of la Marcz, service not known, 2 messuages, 160a. land and 20a. marsh held of the dean of St. Martin’s, London, by service of 4s. yearly, and a messuage, 60a. land and 30a. wood, tenure not known.
He died on 4 June in the above year. Heir as above, aged 28 years and more.
Writ, 12 June, 44 Edward III.
MIDDLESEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Holbourne, 24 June, 44 Edward III.
Portepole by Holbourne. An inn, with a garden and 11 small shops, and with 3a. land adjoining, held of the dean and chapter of St. Paul’s, London, by fealty and service of 32s. 2d. yearly.
He died on 28 May last. Heir as above, aged 30 years and more.
Writ, 12 June, 44 Edward III.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inq. (indented) taken at Rosse, 2 July, 44 Edward III.
Wilton on Weye. The castle and manor (extent given), held of John Bromwich, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, late the wife of Richard Talbot, knight, by service of a knight’s fee and a half, by grant of the king to Richard and Elizabeth and the heirs of Richard, in exchange for the manor of Hertfordyngeburi, as appears in the king’s charter. The extent includes a fishery with a weir, and a ferry across the Weye.
He died on 4 June last. Heir as above, aged 30 years and more.
Writ, 12 June, 44 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. taken at Sherston, 6 July, 44 Edward III.
Eston Grey. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as last above.
Writ of precipimus, Claryndon, 14 August, 44 Edward III.
Endorsed: The escheator has certified as to Reynold’s other lands in his bailiwick in a return to a former writ.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Fenystretford, 10 October, 44 Edward III.
Morton. 2 carucates of land, 18a. meadow and 28s. rent, held jointly with Maud his wife in fee tail, by gift of Henry de Grey, knight, his father, of the abbot of Oseneye by a yearly rent of 3s. 4d.
Date of death and heir as first above.
Similar writ, Claryndon, 14 August, 44 Edward III.
LEICESTER. Inq. taken at Lutterworth, Monday after the Conception of the Blessed Mary, 44 Edward III.
Lutterworth. 100a. arable, held jointly with Maud his wife (as in the last inquisition), of Sir William de Ferrariis, services not known.
Date of death and heir (aged 26 years and more) as above.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (11).
E. Inq. P.M. File 31. (12.) (Bedford, Huntingdon, Buckingham, Derby and Hereford.)
Writ to the escheator in cos. Bedford, Buckingham, Cambridge and Huntingdon to assign dower to the said Maud in the presence of Henry de Grey, knight, Reynold’s son and heir. Claryndon, 14 August, 44 Edward III.
Similar writ to the escheator in co. Derby. Claryndon, 14 August, 44 Edward III.
E. Inq. P.M. File 31. (12.)
Letters of attorney by the said heir to William Houlot and Robert de Faryngton, clerks, to be present at the delivery of dower to be made to the said Maud in the Chancery.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (11.)
31. JOHN DE HALTON.
Writ, 17 June, 44 Edward III.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penreth, Tuesday, 31 January, 44 Edward III.
Ulsby. An eighth part of the manor, held of the king in chief by service of rendering yearly at the Exchequer of Carlisle by the hands of the sheriff 2s. 7d. for cornage, and also 4s., in socage.
Culgayth. A messuage and 2 bovates of land, held of Christopher de Moresby, a minor in the king’s wardship, by service of rendering 6d. yearly.
Skyrwith. A toft with a garden, held of the prior of Carlisle by service of 6d. yearly.
He died on Monday after St. Peter’s Chains, 43 Edward III. Thomas son of Thomas de Halton, aged 16 years, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (12.)
32. JOHN HUSEE.
Writ, 16 August, 44 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Berton Sacy, 25 August, 44 Edward III.
Berton Sacy. A moiety of the manor, held of the king in chief by service of half a knight’s fee.
Forton. A messuage, 4a. land, 6a. meadow and a watermill, held in joint feoffment with Isabel his wife, who survives, of the abbess of Where-well by service of 1lb. cummin, and charged with payment of 40s. yearly to Peter de Sutton for life. The reversion after Isabel’s death belongs to John’s heirs by virtue of a gift of the premises which John Wake and John Cary made to John Husee and Isabel in fee tail, with remainder to the right heirs of John Husee.
John died on 8 August last. John his son, aged 20 years and more, is his heir to all the premises because he died without heir by Isabel.
WILTS. Inq. made at Salisbury, 30 August, 44 Edward III.
Northyngton. The manor, held jointly with Isabel his wife in fee tail, by gift as above, of the prior of Walyngford by knight’s service.
Brudemere. The manor, held in demesne as of fee of the abbess of Wilton by a rent of 32 quarters of corn and 26s. 8d. in money.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 16 August, 44 Edward III.
SURREY. Inq. (indented) taken at Dorkyng, 17 October, 44 Edward III.
Westbechesworth. The manor, held jointly with Isabel his wife in fee tail by gift and feoffment of John Wake, prebendary of Werwell, and Walter vicar of Dorkynge. It is held of Edward le Despenser by service of 12d. yearly.
Date of death and heir (aged 21 years at the Purification last) as above.
SOUTHAMPTON. Assignment of dower (indented) to Isabel late the wife of the said John Husee made at Berton Sacy, 3 January, 44 Edward III.
Berton Sacy. Lands, buildings &c. [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1369–1374, pp. 309–312.]
C. Edw. III. File 216. (13.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 153. (3.) (Surrey.)
33. HENRY DE HAUT.
Writ, 12 June, 44 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Canterbury, ……., 44 Edward III. (Stained with gall.)
Blakemanston. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of one knight’s fee, and by service of paying 10s. yearly for ward of Dover castle, and by suit to the king’s court of ‘redleuett’ every three weeks. The extent includes rents of 4 ‘corlews,’ 4 ‘malards,’ 64 eels, and 2 pairs of gilt spurs, and a custom for making malt.
10a. land, held in socage of the archbishop of Canterbury, of his manor of Aldynton, by fealty and service of rendering 3s. yearly and doing suit to his court of the said manor every three weeks.
16a. pasture in the same manor, held of Edmund Stablegate by fealty and service of rendering 2s. yearly and doing suit to his court of Bylsynton every three weeks.
12a. pasture in the same manor, held of John Leyhame by fealty and service of rendering 2s. yearly and doing suit to his court of Strete every three weeks.
8a. pasture in the same manor, held of the master of the hospital of God’s House, Dover, by fealty and service of rendering 3s. yearly and doing suit of his court of Honychild every three weeks.
Oterpole. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of one knight’s fee, and by service of paying 10s. yearly for ward of Dover castle, and by suit to the court of ‘redleuet’ every three weeks. The extent includes 17a. pasture in Wylmington, held of the king in chief by service of paying 2s. 6d. yearly for ward of Dover castle.
Wadenhale. The manor (extent given), held of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee and by doing suit to the archbishop’s palace in Canterbury every three weeks.
He died on 3 June last. Nicholas, son of Edmund de Haut, knight (militis), his son, who will be 13 years of age on the eve of St. Matthew next, is his heir.
C. Edward III. File 216. (14.)
34. JOHN ATTE LEE, knight.
Writ, 26 January, 44 Edward III.
HERTFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Buntyngford, 12 February, 44 Edward III. (Torn in places.)
He died on Tuesday, …….. 43 Edward III, seised of:—
Clothale. A manor so called (extent given), held of Sir Edward Seynt Johan in chief by knight’s service. The extent includes 34s. of rent and no more because the lord and tenants give 43s. 4d. to Dover castle, to wit, 20s. every 24 [weeks], and it is called ‘castilward silvyr.’ There are neither bondmen nor services of tenants there.
Wallyngton. A manor (extent given), held of ……… in chief by knight’s service. There are neither bondmen nor services of tenants there.
Aldebiry, Upwyk and Brendepelham. The manors (extent given), held of the bishop of London in chief by knight’s service. The extent includes an enclosed park of 200a. called ‘Pynnyshopark.’
Takworthe. The manor (extent given), held of Sir William Morlee in chief by knight’s service.
…….. A messuage and gardens, 200a. arable, 20a. pasture, 20a. wood and 10s. yearly rent, held of the lord Bardolf in socage. [There are no bondmen], services or court there.
…….. [A manor], held [of the prior of] Angleseye for the term of 200 years at 8 marks yearly rent. The extent is given and includes an enclosed park. There are no bondmen, services or court there.
Walter his son, aged …… before St. Lucy, 43 Edward III, is his heir.
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Chepyngwaldene, Saturday after St. Peter in Cathedra, 44 Edward III.
(Unspecified.) A toft, 76a. land, 1a. meadow and 3a. pasture, held of Sir John de Nevill by knight’s service.
Hertishoobury. The manor (extent given), in the town of Ferham, tenure not stated. He was the true patron of the church of that town.
He died on Tuesday the feast of St. Vincent last. On the day of his death Walter his son and heir was aged 21 years and more.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Maldon, Tuesday the feast of St. Gregory, 44 Edward III.
Berwaldon in Tolleshunt Knights (Toll’ Chivaler). The manor (extent given, including a leet held on Wednesday in Whit week).
Salcote Vyrly. The advowson of the church of St. Mary.
Tolleshunt Knights. Two turns of presentation to the church, the abbot of St. Osyth presenting at the third turn.
All held by parcels of the earl of Oxford, the bishop of London, Sir Walter Fitz Wauter, Sir John de Bourgcher, Sir Robert de Teye and Thomas Baynard, services not known.
Date of death and heir as last above.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (15.)
35. JOHN DE LYSOURS, knight.
Writ of precipimus, 4 May, 44 Edward III.
WARWICK. Inq. (indented) taken at Coventre, Monday before St. Barnabas, 44 Edward III.
Bernangle. 25s. yearly rent issuing from 5 messuages and 2 1/2 virgates of land, held of the heir of Robert Filz Wyth, services not known.
Sutton in Colefeld. 13s. [4d.] yearly rent issuing from a messuage and a carucate of land, held of the earl of Warwick, services not known.
Welmendecote. 12d. rent, held of Richard de Herthull and the heirs of John Brabason, [services] not known.
He enfeoffed Hugh de Lysours and Beatrice his wife of all the premises in tail, with remainder to his own right heirs. Hugh died during the lifetime of Beatrice without issue by her; and John granted the reversion of the premises in fee to Gregory, parson of the church of Hedon, John de Longevylers, Robert de Donham and William son of Robert de Batheleye, to whom Beatrice attorned. After her death the said grantees entered and took the profits until they were ejected by John Bernard, late escheator. The said escheator took the profits while in office, as did William de More and William de Catesby, his successors.
John de Lysours died on Sunday before the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 35 Edward III. His next heir is John, aged 2 years, son of James his son.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (16.)
36. ALINA LATE THE WIFE OF WILLIAM DE LANCASTRE.
Writ, 8 February, 44 Edward III.
WESTMORELAND. Inq. taken at Appleby, Thursday, 6 April, 44 Edward III.
Ridale. A third part of the manor, held of the king in chief by service of a third part of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
She held the following for life by gift and feoffment of Edmund de Urreswyk, parson of the church of Gressemer, William de Brampton, parson of the church of Duffeton, and Robert de Merton, parson of the church of Newbingging, with remainder thereof, and of the third part of the manor of Ridale when it falls in, to William son of William de Lancastre and his heirs:—
Depedale. A plot so called, held of the heirs of William de Lancastre, sometime lord of Kendale, by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee.
Hollgill. The manor, held of the abbot of Hepp by service of rendering 7s. 6d., 8 bushels of oatmeal and 4 strikes (strik’) of malt.
Milbourn. The manor, held of Sir Roger de Clifforth by homage and service of rendering 21s. 8d. for cornage.
She died on Sunday after St. Katharine last. William son of William de Lancastre, aged 26 years, is her heir.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penreth, Tuesday before Easter, 44 Edward III.
Skirwith. The manor, held for life, by feoffment as above, of the heirs of Robert de Burgh of the county of (blank) by homage and service of rendering 32s. yearly for cornage.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (17.)
37. LUCY LATE THE WIFE OF RICHARD MALET.
Writ, 18 March, 44 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Bruggewater, 2 May, 44 Edward III.
Athelardeston. 26 1/2d. yearly rent, held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Blakemore. A messuage, a carucate of land and a watermill, held of Thomas Tryvet, knight, by knight’s service, by gift and feoffment of the said Richard, her husband, and of the inheritance of Margaret her daughter by him.
Asshebretil. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of the earl of Salisbury, as of her own right, by knight’s service.
She died on 19 November last. Margaret her daughter, aged 13 years and more, is her heir.
Copy of the foregoing, but dated at Bruton.
Writ to the escheator to hasten the taking of the inquisition ordered to be taken touching the lands &c. of the said Lucy, one of the heirs of Nicholas le Walssh. 6 June, 44 Edward III.
Petition to the chancellor from John Morgan, stating that he was husband of the said Lucy, that he had issue by her an heir Henry, who is still alive; and so ought to have her inheritance by the courtesy of England, and that he was peaceably in possession of the said inheritance for a long time after her death until he was wrongfully ousted by the escheator. French.
Writ of precipimus, 26 October, 44 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Taunton, 14 December, 44 Edward III.
Athelardeston, Blakemore and Asshebretil. Lands &c. as above.
Date of death as above. Henry her son by John Morgan, aged one year and more, is her heir to the premises in Athelardeston and Asshebretil; and Margaret her daughter, aged 13 years and more, is her heir to those in Blakemore.
William Cheyne, the escheator, held the premises from her death until Christmas following, since when William Lauerance and Richard Crispyn have had possession and received the profits.
Writ to the sheriff, in pursuance of the above petition from John Morgan, to warn William Laurence, to whom the king by letters patent committed the custody of the premises and the marriage of Margaret the heir in pursuance of the first of the above two inquisitions [Calendar of Fine Bolls, 1369–1377, p. 102], and Richard Cryspyn, to whom the said William demised the same, to appear before the king in the Chancery in the quinzaine of Hilary next to shew cause why the said letters patent should not be revoked and the premises delivered to John Morgan to hold for life by the courtesy of England. 3 December, 44 Edward III.
Endorsed: The sheriff has warned them by John Dorchestre and Ralph Pouleshull.
Writ to the sheriff to warn the same parties for the morrow of the Ascension next. 16 February, 45 Edward III.
Endorsed: (1) The sheriff has warned them by John Strecche and Ralph Pouleshull.
(2) William Laurence and Richard Cressebien have appointed John de Freton and Thomas de Stanleye as their attorneys; and John Morgan has appointed John Wilby as his attorney.
(3) Successive adjournments to the quinzaine of Midsummer, the quinzaine of Michaelmas and the quinzaine of Hilary. (fn. 10)
Writ of precipimus, 6 February, 45 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Lanport, 2 ……, 45 Edward III.
She held no lands &c. of the king in chief because long before her death she granted the following to Walter ….. and Alice his wife and their heirs, to wit:—
Athelardeston. 26 1/2d. rent, held of the king in chief; as well as lands &c. in Huwyschamflour, co. Somerset, and Podyngton and Westchikerel, co. Dorset, which are not held of the king.
She held the following on the day of her death, to wit:—
Blakemore. Premises as above, held as above.
Asshebretil. Premises as above, held as above.
Date of death as above. Margaret her daughter, aged 13 years and more, is her heir.
William Cheyne, the escheator, had possession of the premises in Blakemore and Asshebretil from her death until Christmas following, since when William Laueraunce has had possession and received the profits by the king’s grant.
C. Edw. III. File 216. (18.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 32. (16.)

Footnotes

  • 1. Written over an erasure. The Exchequer copy gives the name as Peter.
  • 2. The Exchequer copy gives the name as William.
  • 3. The Exchequer copy adds that all the said lands &c. are charged with a yearly rent of 100l. to Robert Lydeard and John Brys, chaplains.
  • 4. The Fine Roll gives the date of the writ as 26 January 44 Edward III.
  • 5. The Exchequer inquisition is dated at Arliccheseye, 26 June, and is taken by the oath of a different set of jurors.
  • 6. The Exchequer inquisition is similarly dated, but is taken by the oath of a different set of jurors. Fragments of 12 seals are attached to it.
  • 7. The Exchequer inquisition substitutes, over an erasure, 2 carucates of land, 18a. meadow and 18s. rent.
  • 8. The words in square brackets are supplied from the Exchequer copy.
  • 9. In the Exchequer copy the words ‘by service &c.’ are crossed out, and the rent is said to be ‘parcel of the said manor.’
  • 10. A continuation of this case will be found in Placita in Cancellaria, File 6, No. 10.