Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 231

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A. E. Stamp. J. B. W. Chapman. M. C. B. Dawes. D. B. Wardle, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 231', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 13, Edward III, (London, 1954) pp. 195-214. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol13/pp195-214 [accessed 28 May 2024].

A. E. Stamp. J. B. W. Chapman. M. C. B. Dawes. D. B. Wardle. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 231", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 13, Edward III, (London, 1954) 195-214. British History Online, accessed May 28, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol13/pp195-214.

Stamp, A. E.. Chapman, J. B. W.. Dawes, M. C. B.. Wardle, D. B.. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 231", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 13, Edward III, (London, 1954). 195-214. British History Online. Web. 28 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol13/pp195-214.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 231

213. ELIZABETH LATE THE WIFE OF RICHARD TALBOT, knight.
Writ, 1 December, 46 Edward III.
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Bikeleswade, 4 January, 46 Edward III.
Alruchesheye. A view of frankpledge twice a year, held by service of a fortieth part of a knight’s fee.
Everton. The like, held by service of a sixtieth part of a knight’s fee.
Both held of the king in chief as parcel of two-thirds of a fourth part of the earldom of Pembroke.
She died on 20 November last. Gilbert Talbot, her son, aged 30 years and more, is her heir.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Neuportpaynel, 10 January, 46 Edward III.
Mulso. 2s. rent from tenants there, held by service of a fortieth part of a knight’s fee.
Lechampstede, Bechampton and Lullyngston. A view of frankpledge twice a year, held by service of a sixtieth part of a knight’s fee.
Great Lynford. The like, held by service of a fortieth part of a knight’s fee.
Pichelesthorn. The like, held by service of a hundredth part of a knight’s fee.
All held of the king in chief as parcel of two-thirds of a fourth part of the earldom of Pembroke.
Date of death and heir as above.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. taken at Newmarket, 6 January, 46 Edward III.
She held no lands &c. in the county.
Writ, 1 December, 46 Edward III.
HEREFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Hereford, 11 November (sic), 46 Edward III.
Irchenfeld. The hundred.
Wormelowe. The manor, without buildings or demesne lands, and consisting only of rents of assise and pleas and perquisites of court.
Both held of the king in chief, on an exchange with the king for the manor of Hertfordyngbury which was of the inheritance of Aymer de Valencia, by service of one knight’s fee.
Penyzard. A park so called (extent given, including a tower), held in dower of the king in chief by endowment of Gilbert Talbot, son and heir of the said Richard and Elizabeth.
Date of death and heir as above.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inq. (indented) taken at Goderych Castle, 10 December, 46 Edward III.
Goderychescastell. The castle and lordship (extent given). The extent includes a wood called ‘Coppyngwode,’ underwoods called ‘Donwarth’ and ‘Longegrove’ which were made into charcoal last year, and a weir broken by the rivers.
Lusteport. A third part of a knight’s fee, lately held by the heir of Henry Monemouthe.
Chylchestre. A moiety of a knight’s fee, lately held by John Bluet.
These fees are of the inheritance of Aymer de Valencia, late earl of Pembroke.
She held all the premises, together with lands etc. in other counties, of the king in chief by service of two-thirds of a fourth part of the earldom of Pembroke.
Date of death and heir as above.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inq. (indented) taken at Gloucester, 7 December, 46 Edward III.
Payneswyk. The manor (extent given, including a pasture called ‘Wodameslese’ and a park with deer).
Morton Valence. The manor (extent given, including a weir in the Severn in bad condition).
Lanwaryn. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Giles le Walsshe.
Eggesworth. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Thomas Rale. (fn. 1)
Daglyngworth. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by John son and heir of Ralph Bluet.
The said fees are of the inheritance of Aymer de Valencia, late earl of Pembroke.
She held all the premises of the king in chief, as above (last inquisition).
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 1 December, 46 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Bekles, 6 December, 46 Edward III.
Eggemere. A fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Hautbeys, Tadyngton, Calthorp and Weston. A third part of a knight’s fee.
Wridlyngton. The advowson of the church.
All the above are of the inheritance of the said late earl of Pembroke, and were held by Elizabeth, together with other manors &c. in other counties, of the king in chief by service of two-thirds of a fourth part of the earldom of Pembroke.
Date of death and heir as above.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Lenn, 8 December, 46 Edward III.
Gutherston. A sixteenth part of a knight’s fee.
Skulthorp, Dodelyngton, Fouldon, Northwell, Tadersete, Hyklyngton, Little Riburgh, Styberd, Northbarsham, Snetesham, Anemere, Sharneburn, Froyngg, Caldesthorp and Dollyng. Eight knights’ fees.
Yelverton and Wolkeurne. A fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Great Melton. The advowson of the church.
Catfeld. The advowson of a mediety of the church.
All the above are of the inheritance of the said earl, and were held by Elizabeth as above (last inquisition).
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 1 December, 46 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Depford, 19 February, 47 Edward III.
Hertele. The advowson of the church, held of the king in chief as parcel of two-thirds of a fourth part of the earldom of Pembroke.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 1 December, 46 Edward III.
WORCESTER. Inq. taken at Worcester, 8 December, 46 Edward III.
Staunton. A moiety of a knight’s fee, formerly held by Robert Staunton.
Hulle. A moiety of a knight’s fee, lately held by John Hulle.
All the above are of the inheritance of the said late earl of Pembroke, and were held by Elizabeth, together with other manors &c. in other counties, of the king in chief by service of two-thirds of a fourth part of the earldom of Pembroke.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (1.)
E. Inq. P.M., File 35. (9.) (Gloucester, Hereford and Buckingham.)
214. WILLIAM SON OF PETER WYLES of Egton.
Writ, 28 January, 46 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, 1 March, 46 Edward III.
Egton and Westyngby. Two-thirds of certain tenements, viz., 2 messuages, 4 tofts, and 4 bovates and 51a. land, held of the king in chief by homage and fealty and service of a hundredth part of a knight’s fee.
He died after noon on the feast of St. Martin last. William his son, aged 26 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (2.)
215. ROGER DE WODERYNGTON, or WYDRYNGTON.
Writ, 20 April, 46 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Newcastle upon Tyne, 4 July, 46 Edward III.
Wyderyngton. A chamber in the manor.
Wyderyngton. The manor, (except the chamber aforesaid), with the hamlet of Dryrig, held of Henry le Scrop by knight’s service, as of his manor of Whalton.
Lynton. The town, held of the countess of Pembroke, as of the manor of Bywell.
Plessise. The manor, with the town of Shotton, held of Henry Abgriffyn, as of his manor of Wytton, by service of a third part of a knight’s fee.
West Swynburn. The manor, held of the heir of John Darcy, a minor in the king’s wardship, as of his manor of Haddeston, by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee; except an eighth part of the manor which is in the king’s hand on account of the forefiture of John de Middelton and used to render 20s. yearly, as appears by the sheriffs’ yearly accounts in the Exchequer.
Colwell. The manor and town, held of William de Heron, knight, by service of rendering 60s. yearly, and by payment of 10l. 13s. 4d. yearly for life to Robert de Fenwyk for a parcel thereof formerly of Thomas de Belshou.
Estchyvyngton. A moiety of the town, held of Henry de Percy, as of the manor of Alnewyk, by service of a third part of a knight’s fee; and it is charged with 16l. 13s. 4d. yearly to John de Rodom and a chantry in Wyderyngton.
Neubygyng. 9 burgage tenements, held of the countess of Pembroke in socage.
Est Swynburn. A husband-land, held of the heirs of Peter de Gunwarton.
Gunwarton. A husband-land, held of Robert de Swynburn in socage.
…….. A husband-land, held of the archbishop of York and the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem by payment of 7s. yearly.
Creswell. Two husband-lands, held of the lord de Welles, as of his manor of Erllyngton (recte Ellyngton), by payment of a rose yearly.
On 3 April last he granted by his charter all the premises (except the chamber in Wyderyngton manor) to Thomas Surtays, knight, Donald de Hesilrig, knight, William de Hesilrig and Edmund de Hesilrig and their heirs.
He died on 13 April last. [John his son], aged one year and more, is his heir.
Writ, 12 July, 46 Edward III.
LIBERTY OF TYNDALE. Inq. taken at Werk in Tyndale, Thursday the feast of SS. Simon and Jude, 46 Edward III.
Halghton. The castle and manor.
Hounshalgh. The town.
Both held of the king in chief by knight’s service, as of the manor of Werk in Tyndale.
Thornton in Tyndale. A parcel of land called ‘Staynecroft,’ held of the earl of Atholl in socage, as of his manor of Thornton.
On 3 April last he alienated the premises as above (last inquisition).
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ to the bailiff of the liberty of Tyndale to enquire whether the above feoffment was made fraudulently in order to deprive the king of the custody of the castle, town and plot and the marriage of the heir, and what were the circumstances thereof. 15 December, 46 Edward III.
LIBERTY OF TYNEDALE. Inq. taken at Werk in Tyndale, Thursday before St. Gregory, 47 Edward III.
The feoffment was made fraudulently and by collusion with William de Heselryg, Edmund de Heselryg, and others of Roger’s council.
Memorandum that Thomas Surtays, knight, and the other feoffees aforesaid say by protestation that they do not acknowledge that the castle and manor of Halghton, the town of Hemyshalgh (sic), and the parcel of land in Thornton are held of the king in chief; but they say that they are held of the king as of the manor of Werk in Tyndale, formerly in the hand of John Comyn, and that the said Roger enfeoffed them thereof, as witnessed by his charter shown in the Chancery, in good faith and without fraud; and this they are prepared to prove.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (3.)
216. HENRY WALLEY.
Writ of precipimus, 8 February, 46 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. taken at Plesley, 5 June, 46 Edward III.
Walley. A messuage and a bovate of land.
Bollesovre. 1 1/2 bovates and 1a. land, and a plot of meadow called ‘Butterhaw.’
He held the premises in fee tail, to him and Isabel his wife and the heirs of their bodies, of the king in chief by service of 13s. 4d. yearly. The said Isabel died long before he did. In 12 Edward III he demised the premises for 60 years to John de Walley.
He died on Wednesday after Martinmas, 13 Edward III. Robert, aged 48 years and more, son of Robert de Walley son of the said Henry and Isabel, is his heir, and is married.
John de Walley died on the eve of St. Andrew, 45 Edward III, and had possession of the premises from the day of the demise aforesaid until his death; and the king was seised of the rent of 13s. 4d. all that time by the hands of the bailiffs of Bollesovre.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (4.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 161. (4.)
217. THOMAS WYNTERBOURN.
Writ, 18 June, 46 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. (indented) taken at Wynterbourne Earls, 19 August, 46 Edward III.
Wynterbourne Earls. A messuage, a carucate of land, and 2a. meadow, held of the earl of Salisbury by service of 25d.
Wynterbourne Forde. A messuage, a dovecote, a fulling-mill, 6a. arable, and 2a. meadow, held of the abbess of Wilton by service of 12s. yearly; a messuage and 21a. land, held of the bishop of Salisbury by service of 10s. yearly; and a messuage, a carucate of arable, and 11a. meadow, held of Hugh Cheyny by service of 29s. 8d. yearly.
Hurdecote. 1/2a. meadow, held of the prior of Bradenestoke by service of 4d. yearly.
Wynterbourne Daunteseye. A messuage and 30a. arable, held of John Daunteseye, knight, by service of 12s. yearly.
He held all the premises in joint feoffment with Joan his wife, who survives.
He died on 8 May, 36 Edward III. Joan de Wantyng, aged 29 years and more, daughter of Elizabeth daughter of John de Wynterbourne his father, is his kinswoman and next heir.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (5.)
E. Inq. P.M., File 34. (3.)
218. JOAN LATE THE WIFE OF WILLIAM DE WHITYNGTON.
Writ of precipimus, 10 November, 46 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Gloucester, 7 December, 46 Edward III.
Stokearcher. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of finding a king’s archer for 40 days in time of war in England at her own expense on reasonable summons.
She died on 24 September, 43 Edward III. Thomas de Cobberleye, her son, aged 21 years and more, is her heir.
William Auncell, late escheator, had possession of the manor from her death until the following 11 February, on which day the king by his letters patent granted the custody thereof to Richard Ruyhale of the county of Worcester, at a yearly rent of 10l. at the Exchequer, during the minority of the heir.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (6.)
219. WILLIAM WANTYNGE.
Writ, 18 June, 46 Edward III.
BERKS. Inq. (indented) taken at Chepynglambourne, 16 August, 46 Edward III.
Estbury. 2 virgates of land, each containing 16a., held of the king in chief by service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee; 1a. meadow, worth 2s. only at his death but now worth 2s. 6d. because it has been manured, held of the king in chief, with pasture for 2 horses (affr’), 4 oxen and 80 sheep; and two-thirds of a messuage and of 2 carucates of land, held of William Moyne, knight, by knight’s service, (whereof the two-thirds of the messuage were worth nothing at William’s death, but are now worth 2s. on account of a dovecote newly built by John de Estbury, and the two-thirds of 2 carucates contain 120a., 10a. of which have increased in value from 2d. to 6d. the acre), with a windmill and a horse-mill newly built by the said John, whereof a third part belongs as dower to Joan late the wife of John de Wantyng, father of the said William, because it is built on her common with her consent, and with pasture for 3 horses, 8 oxen and 200 sheep, the latter of no value because common, and with 13a. wood, then worth 2s. in all, and now worth 5s. because the underwood has not been cut, and with 36s. 8d. rents of assise, now increased to 41s. on account of divers buildings newly built and arrented by John de Estbury, and with pleas and perquisites of court, formerly worth 12d. and now worth 2s. owing to the increase of tenants.
He died on 28 October, 36 Edward III. Joan his sister, aged 30 years and more, is his heir. At the time of his death she was broken down (decrepita) and of unsound mind on account of a chance illness which attacked her a short time before the death. Afterwards she recovered her health of mind and body; and being of sound mind she granted the premises to John de Estbury and his heirs by a fine levied with the king’s licence before the justices of the Bench in Easter term, 43 Edward III, for a fine of 10 marks paid in the hanaper.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (7.)
E. Inq. P.M., File 34. (10.)
220. JOHN DE WYLUGHBY, knight.
Writ, 2 [April,] 46 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Thrappeston, 10 April, 46 Edward III.
Lilleford. The manor, held for life by grant of William de Huntyngfeld, knight, William de Skippewith, knight, William de Belesby, knight, Thomas de Friskenay, parson of the church of Willughby, and Adam de Lymbergh, canon of the church of Lincoln, with remainder to Robert his son and Margery, wife of the latter, for life, and with ultimate remainder to his own right heirs. It is held of the honor of Huntyngdon by service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee.
He died on Monday after Easter last. Robert de Willughby, knight, his son, aged 23 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 2 April, 46 Edward III.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Eggefeld, Saturday the feast of SS. Philip and James, [46] Edward III.
Eggefeld and Walcote. The manors, held for life by grant of Sir William la Souche and Sir William de Huntyngfeld, knights, and Henry Malboys, parson of the church of Wylughby, with remainder to Robert de Wylughby, knight, and his heirs. The manors are held of Edmund de Ufford, ‘le cosyn,’ by knight’s service, as of his manor of Horsford.
Whetacre and Chadgrave. The manors, held for life by grant of the same William, William and Henry, with remainder to William de Wylughby, his son, for life, and with ultimate remainder to his own right heirs. The manors are held of the lord Fytz Wauter by knight’s service.
He died on Monday after the Annunciation, to wit, the morrow of Easter last. Heir as above.
Writ, 2 April, 46 Edward III.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. taken at Hokynton, 11 April, 46 Edward III.
Hokynton. 1/2a. meadow, 6l. 9s. 7d. rents of free and bond tenants, and 12d. pleas and perquisites of court, all held of the countess of Pembroke, as of the honor of Huntingdon, services not known.
Date of death not known. Robert de Wylughby, his son, aged 22 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 2 April, 46 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. taken at Plesley, Thursday before St. George, 46 Edward III.
Plesley. A moiety of the manor, held of the honor of Tykill by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
He died on Monday after the Annunciation, 46 Edward III. Robert his son, aged 24 years and more, is his heir.
Soke of Mannesfeld. A moiety of a carucate of land, held of the king’s ancient demesne by fealty and suit every three weeks to the court of Mannesfeld.
Writ, 2 April, 46 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Eresby, Monday before SS. Tiburcius and Valerian, 46 Edward III.
Malthorp. 52a. arable.
Hoggesthorp. Two plots of pasture by the sea called ‘les Meles,’ and rents of 26s. 8d. payable at the feasts of St. Martin and St. Botolph.
All held of the king in chief by service of a fourteenth part of a knight’s fee.
Skirebek. A messuage, and a profit called the lastage (lastagium) of Skirebek, as follows:—In respect of every last of 10 sacks of wool crossing the water of Skirebek, if the master of the ship gives security (fedejussebit) to the person deputed to collect the lastage that the consignment (lastagium) will be conveyed within the realm of England, he shall pay nothing; but if the last is to be conveyed outside the realm, he shall pay 6d. for the last, 3d. for the half-last, and 1d. for every sack of wool not reckoned in a last or half-last. In respect of export merchandise the following payments shall be made, namely, for a last of dry hides, at 20 dickers to the last and 10 hides to the dicker, 6d., and for a dicker, if there is less than half a last, 1d.; for a last of wet hides, 40d., and for a dicker, 2d.; for a cartload (carect’) of lead, 4d.; for 100 lambskins, goatskins or hareskins, 4d.; for [a] ‘tymbre’ of wolves containing 40 skins, 4d.; for a last of bacon containing 40 carcases (bacones), 12d.; for every carcase of bacon by itself, if it is not in a last or half-last, 1 1/2d.; for a wey of grease (uno pondere uncti) containing 14 stone, 4d.; for a wey of tallow (cepi) or lard (pinguedinis), 4d.; for a package (trussell’) of cloth tied up with cord, 8d.; for every cloth not tied up in a package, 1d.; for 100 sheepskins with the wool, whether in a package or not, 6d.; for 100 small skins (pellecc’) with the wool, 4d.; for a hood (penula) of ‘byse,’ 2d.; for a hood of rabbit-skin, 1d; for a hood of lambskin, 1d.; for 100 rabbit-skins, 4d.; for 100 squirrel skins, whether in bales or packages, 4d.; for a hundred[weight] of copper, 4d.; for a cloth of scarlet, 4d; for 100 pounds of wax, 4d.; for a sheaf of steel (garba asceris), if taken by the sheaf of 32 gads (gadd’), 1 1/2d., and if several sheafs are in a tun (tolneto), 4d. for the tun; for every ‘tymbre’ of ‘bys,’ 4d.; for every ‘tymbre’ of morocco (maroci) at 40 to the ‘tymbre,’ 4d.; for a wey of cheese or butter, 4d.; for a wey of butter containing 16 stone, 1 1/2d. (sic); for a tun of wine, 4d.; for a dozen of ‘cordewan,’ 1d.; for half a cloth not tied up in a package, 1 1/2d.; for a millstone (mole), 1 1/2d.; and for a ‘couple’ of fruit, 1 1/2d.; with appurtenances. The said messuage and profit are held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Cokeryngton. A messuage with a croft adjoining, and 3 bovates of land, held of the king in chief by service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee.
Beltisford. The manor (extent given), with its members, to wit, Golkesby, Donyngton and Catdale, held of the earl of Lincoln, service not known; and 7a. arable and 24s. 9d. rent, held of John son of William Pynell by service of a rose yearly.
Foulestowe. The manor (extent given), with its members, to wit, Kedyngton, Cailesthorp, Foterby, Wald Nieuton and Wareghholm, held of the bishop of Durham by service of two-thirds of a knight’s fee. The extent includes lands &c. in ‘le Syk,’ ‘Redengs,’ ‘Honnecroft,’ ‘Schortholm,’ ‘Someret’ and ‘le Holm.’
Foulestowe. 102a. arable, 14a. meadow in ‘le Syk,’ 14a. meadow in ‘Redengs,’ 4a. meadow in ‘Honnecroft,’ …… in ‘Schortholm,’ 60a. in ‘Someret,’ a croft containing 8a., a windmill, rents of 4l. 11 1/2d. and 4 sesters of salt, and pleas &c. of court, held of Robert Tillol by service of two-thirds of a knight’s fee.
Northcotes. ……, held of the earl of Lincoln by service of 100 1/2 sesters of salt at Michaelmas and 1 lb. pepper at Midsummer.
He held the following for life by gift of [William la] Sowche of Haryngworth and Sir William de Huntyngfeld, knights, Adam de Lymbergh, canon of the church of Lincoln, and Henry Malbys, parson of the church of Wilughby, with remainder to Robert de Wilughby, knight, his son, in fee.
[Eresby. The manor, with its members, to wit], Spyllesby, Grebby, Ingoldmeles, Flyxburgh, Teuelby, Freskenay, Biscopthorp, Askeby, Kirkeby by Bayne, Tatersall and Thorp, held of the bishop of Durham by service of one knight’s fee, and [by service of being bailiff] of the bishop of Durham for the time being of all the lands &c. in the county pertaining to the bishopric, namely, to hold his courts, make summonses, attachments and distraints, and answer to the bishop for all the issues and profits thereof by himself or his deputy, and by service of being steward to place dishes before the bishop and his successors on the days of their coronation, and [on Christmas day and] Whitsunday, in person or by his eldest son, if a knight, or by another suitable knight deputed by his letters patent. A yearly rent of 36s. is payable therefrom to the dean and chapter of Lincoln for lands late of Nicholas Bek.
Ratheby. A messuage, 5 bovates of land and 3l. 14s. 3d. rent, held of …….. by service of half a knight’s fee.
Hundilby. 2 bovates of land and 67s. 1d. rent, held of the earl of Lincoln by service of half a knight’s fee; and a watermill, held of Peter de Malo Lacu by service of 2s. and one appearance yearly ……..
Halton, Saltfletby, Irreby, Braytoft and Hareby. Rents held of the bishop of Durham and other lords, service not known.
Toynton. A messuage and 4 bovates of arable land, a watermill, a park, rents of freemen, bondmen and cottars, and pleas &c. of court, held of the earl of Lincoln by service of a pair of gilt spurs or 6d. at the feast of St. Botolph.
Pertenay. 9 1/2a. meadow and a toll.
[Bullingbrok]. (fn. 2) …….. in the marsh, and 2 pieces of pasture called ‘Breythengs’ in Lyttilstepyng, held of the earl of Lincoln by service of a clove.
Askeby. 1d. rent and 7a. meadow, held of the heir of Geoffrey de Appilby by the like service.
Kirkeby, Mithyngesby, Esterkele and Westerkele. Lands and rents held of Alan Smerhorn by the like service, to wit, the site of a mill and 51s. 1 3/4d. rent.
………., Claxby, Thurleby, Tathewell, Teuelby and Burton Stather. 49s. 3d. rent, held of the bishop of Durham, service not known.
Leverton, Boston and Braitoft. 63s. rent, held of divers lords, service not known.
Fenne and Toft. Lands &c., held of William …. by service of 1d. yearly.
Wyspyngton. The manor, held of the bishop of Durham, service not known.
Foleteby. The manor with its member, to wit, Oxcomb, held of the bishop of Durham by serjeanty.
Whithalle. A tenement held of Hugh de Paunton, service not known.
Langeton. The manor, …….., Themylby, Bokelond and Marton, held of William de Sancto Georgio by service of a clove.
Horncastre. 8s. yearly rent, held of the bishop of Carlisle by service of 12d. yearly and suit of court every three weeks.
Cokeryngton. The manor (?), with its members, to wit, Somercotes and Saltfletby, held of the lord la Zouche, service not known; in addition to the messuage, croft and 3 bovates of land mentioned above.
Skidbroke. The manor with [its members, to wit] Saltflethaven and Saltfletby, held of the earl of Richemond by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Thetilthorp. The manor, held of the earl of ……, as of the manor of Gretham, by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Stykford. The manor, held of the earl of Lincoln, service not known.
Scrivylby. The manor, held of Thomas son of William de Wilughby by service of a sparrowhawk yearly.
Westerkele. The manor, with its members, to wit, Hareby, Lusceby, Kerkthorp and Esterkele, held of Alan Smerhorn by service of a clove yearly.
Ulceby, Drexthorp and Forthyngton. A messuage and 70a. land, held of John de Haryngton by service of 1d. yearly.
Malberthorp. 5a. land, held of Richard Hacoun by service of 1d. yearly.
Pertenay. Divers lands &c., held of the lord of Sousthorp, service not known.
Hagworthyngham. A messuage and 20a. land, held of divers lords, services not known.
Wilughby. The manor, held of Thomas son of William de Wilughby by service of one knight’s fee.
Orreby. The manor, held of the dean and chapter of Lincoln, service not known.
These last two manors he held for life, as above, with remainder to his executors or assigns for 4 years, and then to the lady Margery, wife of Sir Robert de Wilughby, knight, his son, for life, in the event of her husband dying in John’s lifetime, and after her death to the right heirs of Sir Robert, or, in the event of Sir Robert surviving the said John, to the said Sir Robert, his heirs and assigns.
Date of death and heir as above (Norfolk inquisition).
C. Edw. III. File 231. (8.)
E. Inq. P.M., File 35. (8.) (Lincoln.)
221. SIMON DE BERKYNG, citizen and goldsmith of London.
Writ of precipimus, 9 April, 46 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, 24 July, 46 Edward III.
He died in 23 Edward III, day not known, seised of:—
Parish of St. Peter in Wodestret. A tenement whence 20s. quit rent is payable yearly to the hospital of St. Bartholomew in Smythfeld.
Parish of St. Matthew in Fridaystret. A tenement whence 20s. quit rent is payable yearly to the prior of Cricherche at Canterbury, and 12d. worth of wax to maintain two wax lights burning in the said church of St. Matthew.
Parish of St. Pancras in Sopereslane. Yearly quit rents of 13s. 4d. issuing from a shop now held by Thomas Everard, and 3s. 4d. issuing from a shop before ‘la Brodeselde.’
Parish of All Hallows in Honylane. A quit rent of 6s. 2d. issuing from a shop now held by Thomas Carlhill, ‘spicer.’
Parish of St. Sepulchre without Neugate. A quit rent of 22d. issuing from a tenement formerly of William Skypwyth.
Parish of St. Olave. 2 tenements in Mugwellestret, and the reversion of another (alterius) held by William Bedel, cordwainer (allut’), and Joan his wife, as her dower, all charged with a yearly quit rent of 4s. to the hospital of St. Bartholomew aforesaid, with 4s. yearly for the maintenance of …….. burning in the church of St. Olave, and with a quit rent of 4s. to the master and brethren (confratribus) of St. Thomas of Accon.
By his will proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London held on Monday after St. Philip and St. James, [23 Edward III], he bequeathed the premises, except those in Mugwellestret, to Lucy his wife for life, and then to divers of his children in fee tail, as therein is more fully contained; and if all his children should die without heirs of their bodies, then the tenement where he dwelt in Wodestret was to remain to the almonry of St. Dunstan of the goldsmithry of London to provide a chaplain to celebrate daily in the church of St. Peter of Wodestret for his soul and the souls of his father and mother and all the faithful departed under the supervision of the wardens of the said goldsmithry, and all his other tenements and rents were to be sold by his surviving executors or by their executors. After his death the said Lucy had possession of the tenement in Wodestret during her life. All Simon’s children died in Lucy’s lifetime without heirs of their bodies; and the said Lucy, long before her death, supposing that none of his heirs were surviving, sold as his executrix the premises which he had bequeathed to be sold to John Coraunt and Robert Launde, goldsmiths of London. She died on 3 April last. Immediately after her death Nicholas Twiford, John Broun, William Burdeyne and Thomas Paunton, wardens of the said goldsmithry, entered on the tenement in Wodestrete, supposing that none of Simon’s heirs were surviving, and held it to the use of the goldsmithry. Afterwards Thomas Salesbury and John Salesbury, goldsmiths, entered on the whole of the premises, claiming to be Simon’s next heirs in blood (which they are not, as the jurors understand), expelled the said John Coraunt and Robert Launde and the wardens of the goldsmithry, and afterwards by their charter enfeoffed the said wardens thereof to the use of the goldsmithry; and the said wardens are now in possession. The premises are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London. The said Simon has no heirs now surviving, so far as the jurors can ascertain.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (9.)
222. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE ORLASTON.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said heir. 20 April, 46 Edward III.
KENT. Proof of age (indented) made at Apuldr’, 24 April, 46 Edward III. (fn. 3)
Thomas Henhurst, aged 42 years, says that the said heir was 22 years of age on Friday after St. Gregory last past, and was born at Orlaston and baptized in the church there, and that John Peton and William Mauger, chaplains, and Celestria atte More lifted him from the sacred font. This he knows because on the day of the birth he spoke to John de Orlaston, the father, about a distress which he had of him for a trespass in his crops, and had delivery thereof.
Moses de Egengam, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that on the day of the birth John de Orlaston, the father, sent for him to fish with him in his pond.
Thomas Aleyn, aged 70 years, agrees and says that on the same day he had a son John dead and buried.
Richard Hughlyn, aged 43 years, agrees and says that in the year of the birth he had a son named William born.
Peter de Bodyndenne, aged 45 years, agrees and says that in the same year he had a kinsman named Stephen de Bodendenne dead, whose obit is written in the missal of the church of Orlaston.
John Thomas, aged 43 years, agrees and says that in the same year he espoused a woman named Joan.
Thomas Gylden, aged 41 years, agrees and says that in the year before the birth Alice his mother died.
John Bedel, aged 44 years, agrees and says that at Easter in the year of the birth he had a daughter born named Joan.
Walter Leveryngton, aged 41 years and more, agrees and says that three years after the birth he espoused a wife named Justina.
John Passour, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that at Michaelmas before the birth he had a son named Thomas born, who will be 23 years of age at Michaelmas next.
Peter Norkyn, aged 52 years, agrees and says that Avice his mother died on the feast of St. Stephen in the year of the birth.
Hamo atte Capel, aged 43 years, agrees and says that John atte Capel, his father, died about Michaelmas in the year of the birth.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (10.)
223. WILLIAM SON AND HEIR OF WALTER DEL ISLE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said heir, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of the executors of Hugh de Colyngham, to whom (cui) the king committed the same. 12 December, 45 Edward III.
SUSSEX. Proof of age (indented) made at Newebrigge, 19 February, 46 Edward III.
John Throle, aged 55 years, says that the heir was 21 years of age at the feast of St. Peter’s Chains last, and was born at Pulbergh and baptized in the church there, and that John de Kent, then prior of Herdham, William Newebrigge, and Margaret Cameys lifted him from the sacred font. This the deponent knows because on Sunday before the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in that year he espoused a wife called Justina.
Richard Pyjon, aged 60 years, agrees and says that he espoused a wife called Joan at the feast of All Saints in that year.
Thomas Gylmyn, aged 51 years, agrees and says that he had a son called William born at the feast of the Conception in that year.
Richard atte Melle, aged 43 years, agrees and says that Richard Pyjon went to law with Joan the witness’s mother in the consistory court (in constario), and it was there adjudged by law that he should have her to wife against his will (contra voluntatem suam), and he espoused her at Michaelmas in the year of the birth.
William atte Hulle, aged 44 years, Richard atte Wardrobe, aged 46 years, and John Farnfold, aged 51 years, agree and say that the countess of Oremounde, then the wife of Thomas de Daggeworth, came to England in that year, and came to Thomas’s manor called ‘le Wacherye’ on the day of the birth, and they were in her retinue.
Hugh Lurday, aged 46 years, and John atte Wode, aged 53 years, agree and say that Hugh espoused a wife called Celestria in the year of the birth, and John was at their feast at Pulbergh, where the heir was born.
John Bokere, aged 80 years, Richard Somere, aged 43 years, and Andrew Chapere, aged 55 years, agree and say that in the year of the birth Richard acquired a messuage and garden in Byllyngeshurst from William Newebrigge, the heir’s godfather, and on the day of the birth John Colham delivered him seisin thereof by letter of attorney in the presence of the said John Bokere and Andrew Chapere.
The escheator warned Robert Gylot, chaplain, and John Farnfold, executors of Hugh de Colyngham, and they were present at the above proof in person, but showed no cause why the proof should not be taken.
Writ of certiorari to the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer as to payment for the marriage of the said heir. 24 February, 46 Edward III.
Endorsements:—(1) Enrolled in Easter term, 46 Edward III. rot. 3. (2) It was found in the 35th roll, under Norfolk, that Hugh de Colyngham paid the king 12l. for the marriage of the heir of Walter del Isle.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (11.)
224. WILLIAM MODESLEY.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of William Modesley, son and heir of Joan late the wife of John Modesley, who (que) held by knight’s service of the heir of Nicholas Seymor, a minor in the king’s wardship; and to warn John Rothewell, who has the custody of his lands by the king’s commitment, to appear and show cause why the said lands should not be delivered to him. 13 March, 46 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Proof of age (indented) taken at Bruggewater, Monday after the Invention of the Holy Cross, 46 Edward III.
William Porter, aged 53 years, Richard Wely, aged 48 years, and James Coker, aged 44 years and more, say that the said heir was 21 years of age on 15 August last, the feast of the Assumption, having been born at Modesley on the same feast in 24 Edward III, and baptized in the church there, (fn. 4) and that William Colne and Simon Michell, his godfathers, and Beatrice Bradreney, his godmother, lifted him from the sacred font. This the deponents know because by indentures dated on the day of the birth James Coker granted and demised at farm to William Porter certain lands and tenements in Poulet for thirty years.
Ralph Barwe, aged 45 years, and William Athelard, aged 46 years, remember because on that day Ralph took Joan de Chiplegh to wife in the church of Modesley (sic), and they and many other neighbours, being present for the wedding, saw the baptism of the heir.
William Athelard, aged 60 years, John Rakesworth, aged 52 years, Nicholas Tournour, aged 48 years, and John Payn, aged 60 years and more, remember because on that day John Palmere, chaplain, celebrated his first mass in that church, and they and many other friends came with him for kindness’ sake and saw the heir at the church door to be baptized.
Henry Pareys, aged 70 years, William Neucomb, aged 52 years, and Philip Taillour, aged 63 years, remember because they were summoned to be present on that day before John Hugyn, steward of the dean and chapter of Wells, for a court to be held in the churchyard of the said church, and they met Alice Modesley carrying the heir in her arms after his baptism.
John Rothewell, farmer of the lands of the heir’s inheritance, was present at the proof, but could shew no cause why the said lands should not be restored to the heir.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (12.)
225. HUGH DE STRELLAY.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Hugh, brother and heir of Philip son and heir of William de Strellay, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of John de Saxton, king’s clerk, by the king’s commitment. 26 November, 46 Edward III.
Endorsement: The escheator warned John de Saxton to be at Hope on 8 December to show cause against the proof.
DERBY. Proof of age taken at Hope, 8 December, 46 Edward III.
The jurors (named below) say that he was born at Haselbach on 8 October, 25 Edward III, and was baptized the same day in the church of Hope, and was 21 years of age and more on 20 October, 46 Edward III.
John le Meyr knows this because he had a son John born that day.
James de Leom knows because he acquired a messuage in Haselbach for which he has charters dated that day.
Peter le Meyr knows because he buried Joan his wife that day.
John Baret knows because he had a son Richard who died that day.
Robert Malemon knows because he was staying with Hugh’s father that day.
Robert Taburner knows because he was present in church at the baptism.
Roger Redich knows because he was (stetit) with Hugh’s father that day.
James Fox knows because he was present in church at the baptism.
Roger de Wiburley knows because he married his wife Sibyl that day.
Geoffrey del Hull knows because he had a [son?] Richard made a priest that day.
Roger Wasshere knows because he had a barn wrecked (prostratum) that day.
John le Hunte knows because he was a servant with Hugh’s father that day.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (13.)
226. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE LYNFORD.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said heir, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Richard de Piryton, clerk, by demise of the executors of Roger Grote, to whom (cui) the king committed the same. 14 August, 46 Edward III.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Neweportpanoill, 2 October, 46 Edward III.
The jurors say that the heir was born at Shryngton on 20 January, 24 Edward III, and was baptized in the church there, and is of full age, to wit, 21 years and more.
Thomas Bozard, aged 56 years, being asked how he knows that the heir is of full age, says that within a fortnight before the birth (nascituram) he espoused Alice his wife in the same church.
William Noreys, aged 52 years, says that he had a son Richard born at Emberton the same day, who is now 21 years of age and more.
William Emberton, aged 54 years, says that on Monday after the birth his father Richard started on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
John Yotte, aged 48 years, says that he had a daughter Agnes who was drowned in his pond at Tyryngham on Thursday before the birth.
Robert Pecok, aged 50 years, says that William Pecok, his kinsman, was ordained clerk of Shryngton in that year.
William de Shryngton, aged 56 years, says that John Adam, his uncle (adviculus), was then parish priest of Shryngton and baptized the said heir.
Ralph Fisshere, aged 44 years, says that on that day Alice his mother was espoused to John Braunch in the church of Lathbury.
William Copcy, aged 47 years, says that Thomas his brother was killed at the wood (luccum) of Olney on the day before the birth.
John de Balyngdon, aged 52 years, says that Adam his brother, a chaplain, celebrated his first mass in the church of Great Crowele on the feast of the Purification after the birth.
John Kynne, aged 43 years, says that in that year he was made bailiff of Newportpanell.
Richard de Lathbery, aged 51 years, says that in the week of the birth he was robbed of a horse worth 40s. among the woods of Wobourne in the direction of London.
John Smyth, aged 59 years, says that his smithy at Shryngton was burnt by mishap on Tuesday after the birth.
The escheator warned Richard de Peryton, clerk, by the sheriff, but he could shew no cause why the lands late of John de Lynford, deceased, should not be delivered to the said heir.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (14.)
227. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF RICHARD DE BILLESBY.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said heir, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of John Haugh by the king’s commitment. 8 April, 46 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Proof of age (indented) taken at Spillesby, Monday before St. Mark, 46 Edward III.
The jurors (named below), all 50 years of age and more, say that the said heir was 21 years of age on 9 September last, the feast of the Nativity of St. Mary, having been born at Billesby on the same feast in 24 Edward III and baptized in the church there, and that John Warde of Thoreleby and Walter de Thoresthorp, his godfathers, and Pernell de Hagh, his godmother, lifted him from the sacred font.
Hugh Tours, Edmund Pyndenegh, Thomas de Farlesthorp and Thomas Serjaunt remember this because on that day the said Edmund demised at farm to the said Hugh divers lands &c. in Farlesthorp for 20 years by an indenture dated 9 September, 24 Edward III.
William de Eldwarde, Robert de Thoresby, John Pall and Simon atte Grene remember because on that day John Pall took Isabel Lorde to wife in the church of Spillesby, and they and many other neighbours who were present for the wedding saw the baptism of the heir.
John Barry, Simon son of Robert, John Gobalde and Richard de Calsby remember because on that day Robert de Dunston, chaplain, celebrated his first mass in that church, and they and many other friends of his offered with him for kindness’ sake, and saw the heir at the church door for baptism.
The escheator warned John de Hagh to be present at the proof, and he was present, but could shew no cause why the lands of the heir’s inheritance should not be restored to the heir.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (15.)
228. HENRY SON AND HEIR OF JOHN SOMPNOUR.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said heir, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Roger Keterich by the king’s commitment. 8 July, 46 Edward III.
Endorsement: The said Roger was warned by Geoffrey Michel and Stephen Dykeman, and was present at the proof, but could shew no cause why the heir’s lands &c. should not be restored to him.
ESSEX. Proof of age (indented) made at Berdefeld, 31 July, 46 Edward III.
William Reynald, aged 50 years and more, says that the heir was 21 years of age and more (sic) on 12 March last, having been born at Wetherisfeld on 12 March, 25 Edward III, and baptized in the church there. This the deponent knows because he had a son named Richard, younger than the said heir, who was born on the last day of July, 25 Edward III, and is now 21 years of age.
Ellis Coteler, aged 67 years and more, agrees and says that he was the heir’s godfather at the request of the said John Sompnour, together with Geoffrey Spety.
John Clerk of Wetherisfeld, aged 71 years and more, agrees and says that Henry son of Henry Howe was born at Wetherisfeld on 1 August, 24 Edward III, and he (the deponent) heard how that Henry Howe asked Katharine wife of John Sompnour to be godmother to his son.
John Taillour of Wetherisfeld, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that in 25 Edward III a house of his [? was burnt].
John Baker of Wetherisfeld, aged 42 years and more, agrees and says that he was godfather to John brother of the said Henry, who was born of the same mother at the same time and died in 35 Edward III.
John atte Ree, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that on the day of the heir’s birth he went on pilgrimage to Walsyngham.
Stephen Priour, aged 49 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son named John born on the feast of St. Peter’s Chains, 25 Edward III, who will be 21 years of age on the day after this proof.
Thomas Langeford, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that he had a daughter named Agnes born in the same town three weeks before the heir.
William Pake, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that in the year of the heir’s birth he bought a messuage in Wetherisfeld from Sir John de Nevill.
Nicholas atte Melle, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year he made a new mill in the same town at his own expense.
Ralph Cokenach, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year he sold a cottage in Wetherisfeld to John atte Ree.
John le Roo, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son named Walter born on the feast of St. Peter’s Chains, 24 Edward III, before the birth of the said heir.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (16.)
229. JOHN SON OF THOMAS SON OF JOHN DE LOUDHAM.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John son of Thomas, kinsman and heir of the said John de Loudham and Joan his wife. 14 July, 46 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Proof of age (indented) made at Ipswich, Monday before St. Margaret, 46 Edward III.
William de Stratton, aged 56 years, says that the said heir was born at Kirketon and baptized in the church of St. Mary there on Monday after the Epiphany, 24 Edward III, and was 21 years of age on Monday after the Epiphany last. This the deponent knows because he was a servant of the said John and Joan, and John wounded him and struck his finger because he espoused Margery, Joan’s maid, without her consent.
Roger Martyn, aged 48 years, agrees and says that about the feast of the Purification after the heir’s birth he set out for the Holy Land.
Roger Cheperon, aged 60 years, agrees and says that on Christmas night before the birth he was despoiled of all his goods by robbers.
Edmund atte Grene, aged 64 years, agrees and says that Alice his daughter was born about Easter next after the birth of the heir.
Thomas de Brundiston, aged 43 years, agrees and says that he espoused Katharine his wife about Whitsuntide after the birth.
Simon Bullok, aged 66 years, agrees and says that his hall at Shotele was burnt down about Michaelmas before the birth.
Robert Cromelonde, aged 56 years, agrees and says that he purchased his tenements in Freston about Easter after the birth.
John Sherman, aged 45 years, agrees and says that Nicholas his son was born about the feast of All Saints before the birth of the heir.
Robert Rolves, aged 42 years, agrees and says that Geoffrey his son was drowned in his pond.
John Langhet, aged 49 years, agrees and says that Robert his son killed Roger Wysman about Martinmas before the birth of the heir.
Robert atte Grene (age not given) agrees and says that he set out for Santiago about the feast of the Annunciation after the birth.
William Blesse, aged 64 years, agrees and says that about Christmas before the birth, …… as Thomas Vysdelu, he fell from his horse and broke his leg.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (17.)
230. JOHN SON OF WALTER SON OF JOHN DE NORWICO, knight.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John son of Walter, kinsman and heir both of the said John de Norwico, knight, who held of the king in chief, and also of Roger de Norwico, knight, who held of the last-named John in chief and died while John son of Walter was a minor in the king’s wardship. The lands of the inheritance of John son of Walter are partly in the hands of the executors of Miles de Stapilton of Bedale, knight, and partly in the hands of the executors of Thomas de Ufford, knight, by the king’s commitments. 30 October, 46 Edward III.
Endorsement: The escheator warned John de Boys and Roger de Boys, knight, executors of Miles de Stapilton of Bedale, knight, and Adam de Cokefeld, clerk, and Ellis de Byntre, parson of the church of Dalham, executors of Thomas de Ufford, knight, to be present at the proof; and they were present, but could shew no cause against the lands of the said heir being restored to him.
SUFFOLK. Proof of age (indented) made at Bungeye, Friday after All Saints, 46 Edward III.
John Brunwynne, aged 44 years and more, says that the said heir was born at Mellis and baptized in the church of St. Mary there on Sunday after St. Luke, 25 Edward III, and was 21 years of age on Sunday after St. Luke last. This the deponent knows because one of the heir’s godfathers was the abbot of Layston, whose servant he then was, and was with him there.
William Ched …. n, aged 47 years and more, agrees and says that on Christmas night in 25 Edward III he was despoiled of all his goods by robbers at Mellis.
Roger de Wathe, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that on the same Sunday he was with Bartholomew Fraunceys of Shadyng-feld by Mellis, whose wife Isabel gave birth to a daughter Katharine the same day.
John Broke, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that on the same Sunday he espoused Alice daughter of Geoffrey Kempe.
Geoffrey Sothgate, aged 47 years and more, agrees and says that Reynold his eldest son was born the same day.
Henry Clerk, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day he set out for Santiago.
Adam Maddok, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day he purchased 4a. land in Ilkatlishale by Mellis from Robert Payn by a charter of feoffment dated that day.
William Derebogh, aged 45 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day Margaret his daughter was espoused to Henry de Berton.
Richard (or Adam) Waterward, aged 43 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day Alice his sister was buried in the churchyard of the church of St. Thomas of Bungeye by Mellis.
Edmund Edmond, aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day John his son was drowned at the bridge of Halesworth.
Thomas de Manhagh, aged 46 years and more, agrees and remembers because on the same day William his son was born at Halesworth by Mellis.
William Oldryng, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day he espoused Isabel daughter of John Coupere of Ruschemere by Mellis.
C. Edw. III. File 231. (18.)

Footnotes

  • 1. The name is given as Raule in the Exchequer copy.
  • 2. Supplied from the Folio Calendar (p. 323).
  • 3. In the proof of age the heir is described as John son and heir of John de Orlaston brother of William de Orlaston.
  • 4. i.e. in the church of Wedmore, as stated in the writ.