Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 218

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'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 218', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 13, Edward III, (London, 1954) pp. 44-65. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol13/pp44-65 [accessed 15 April 2024]

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 218

58. ANDREW SAKEVILL, or SAUKEVILL.
Writ, 8 February, 44 Edward III.
SUSSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Hailesham, Wednesday, 10 April, 44 Edward III.
Bokhurst, Chalvynton, Claverham, Ombeforde, Boghelegh, Horse[ye], Southye and Chytyngelegh. The manors, held of the king, as of the honor of Laigle. On the feast of St. Matthew, 39 Edward III, he divested himself of the said manors to Peter de Hoo, chaplain, rector of the church of Alfricheston, John Spicer, chaplain, rector of the church of Westgrenestede, William Haldenn and Thomas de Preston, in fee simple, and they are still seised of them.
He died on Monday after St. Mary Magdalen last.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (1.)
59. KATHARINE DAUGHTER OF HUGH CHILD.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Katharine, who is kinswoman and one of the heirs of William de Sheynton, tenant in chief by knight’s service of the heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, a minor in the king’s wardship, to wit, daughter of Hugh Child the son of Margaret one of the sisters of the said William; at the request of Richard Harnage, her husband. The lands of her inheritance are by the king’s commitment in the custody of Thomas Fililode, who is to be warned to attend the proof of age. 26 October, 44 Edward III.
Endorsement: The said Thomas de Fillilode was warned to be present at the proof of age, but did not come.
SALOP. Proof of age taken at Shrewsbury, 10 January, 44 Edward III.
Thomas son of Thomas Cresset, aged 50 years, says that the said Katharine was 16 years of age on 26 March last, having been born at Dudlebury and baptized in the church there on 26 March, 28 Edward III; and that John de Paunteleye, Katharine de Upton and Cecily de Perton lifted her from the font. This the deponent knows because he purchased a tenement in More by Dudlebury from John de Glaseleye at the Invention of the Holy Cross following, and so he remembers by the date of the charter.
Thomas son of Ive Cresset, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he married Alice his wife at Whitsuntide following.
Adam le Carpenter, aged 60 years, agrees and says that John his eldest son was born at Le More at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist following, as is written in a missal there.
Richard de Rysshebury, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he buried Joan his wife at Dudlebury on the feast of St. James the Apostle following, and the day of her death is written in a psalter there.
David le Walsshe, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that William West fought with him and broke his arm with a stick at Whitsuntide following.
Hugh de Wassheborn, aged 45 years and more, agrees and says that he was bailiff of Hugh le Child at Dudlebury in that year.
Thomas Croudepas, Adam de Cardeton, and Richard le Taillour, aged 40 years and more, agree and say that they were present before the bishop of Chester at Dudlebury, at the feast of the Assumption in that year, at a visitation of the bishop held there.
Thomas Daweson, Thomas le Tyler and John le Ferrour, aged 50 years and more, agree and say that they were witnesses at the taking of seisin at Dudlebury of a tenement purchased by John de Glaseley in that year.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (2.)
60. JOAN DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF JOHN INGE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Joan, on the petition of Roger Dore, her husband, in whose custody by the king’s commitment are the lands of her inheritance. 8 February, 44 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Proof of age (indented) taken at Moleborneport, 22 February, 44 Edward III.
John de Burton, aged 68 years and more, says that she had reached full age, to wit, 14 years, on the last day of September, 43 Edward III. Being asked how he was sure after so long an interval, he says that she was born at Corston and baptized in the church there on 1 October, 29 Edward III, and he was her godfather at her father’s request, and caused her name to be written in the psalter of the church.
John Radeston, aged 69 years and more, agrees and says that Joan’s father gave him three ash-trees in his wood of Corston that he might remember and bear witness to her age.
John Mulborn, aged 43 years and more, agrees and says that William Mulborn, his father, died at Michaelmas after the birth, and his name is written in the missal of the church.
….. Knyvet (?), aged 53 years and more, agrees and says that Edith his mother died at Christmas after the birth, and was buried in the churchyard of the same church.
William Mulborn, aged 56 years and more, agrees and says that John Inge, Joan’s father, asked him that Joan his wife might be her godmother.
William Hanam, aged 80 years and more, agrees and says that he was in the church of Corston when Joan was baptized, and outside the churchyard he met her father, who asked him to bear witness to her age.
Oliver Mulborn, aged 71 years and more, agrees and says that at Martinmas, 29 Edward III, he bought 20 quarters of wheat from Philip, rector of that church, by a writing made for security of observing the bargain; and so he knows her age by the date of the writing.
William Drury, aged 65 years and more, William Brouk, aged 57 years and more, Robert Bosgrove, aged 48 years and more, John Machon, aged 61 years and more, and John Taillour, aged 88 years and more, agree and say that they breakfasted (prandiderunt) with Joan’s father by his invitation at Corston on the day of the churching of Margery her mother, and he gave each of them an arrow to remember and bear witness to his daughter’s age.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (3.)
61. THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE TREWYK.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Thomas, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of John de Farnilawe by the king’s commitment. 18 May, 43 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Proof of age taken on Wednesday in the third week of Lent, 44 Edward III.
Robert de Louthre, aged 56 years, says that Thomas was born at Kyblysworth on Monday before St. Andrew, 22 Edward III, and was baptized in the parish church of Lamesly, and that he himself lifted him from the font on that day, so that he well knows that he is 21 years of age and more.
Gilbert Vaws, aged 52 years, says that he was in the church on that day to hear mass when Thomas was baptized.
John de Walyngton, aged 50 years, says that on that day he ate in the house of William de Kyblysworth, where Thomas was born.
Robert de Hydewyn, aged 46 years, says that he had a son baptized on the same day in the same church.
William de Hydewyne says that he had a daughter baptized on the same day in the same church.
Robert de Eland, aged 40 years, says that he met Thomas on the day of his baptism as they were carrying him from the church.
Thomas de Hydewyn says that he had a son who died and was buried that day in the churchyard (gardino) of the said church.
Alexander de Cressewell, aged 42 years, says that on the day of the baptism he ate with Thomas de Scrutevyle at Kyblysworth.
Adam de Seton, aged 40 years, says that he married his wife the same day in that church.
Richard Vaws, aged 42 years, says that his father was buried the same day in the churchyard (cimiterio) of that church.
William de Felton, aged 43 years, says that he had a son buried the same day in the churchyard of that church.
Thomas Turpyn, aged 50 years, says that he lifted Thomas from the font that day, and named him with his own name.
John de Farnilawe was present at the proof, but could show no cause why the lands of the said Thomas should not be restored to him.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (4.)
62. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF WALTER CLERBEK.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John. 22 January, 43 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Proof of age (indented) made at Kerseye, Friday after St. Peter’s Chains, 44 Edward III.
Richard le Smyth, aged 60 years and more, says that John was born at Aketon on Wednesday after St. Andrew, 12 Edward III, and was baptized the same day in the parish church there, so that he was 32 years of age on Wednesday after St. Andrew last. This the deponent knows because he was a servant of the said Walter in that year in his manor of Aketon; and as he was riding on the day of John’s birth for a godfather for him, he fell into a pit and broke his left arm.
Thomas le Webbe, aged 63 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son named Robert who was made a canon in the priory of Kerseye at Christmas after the birth; and this is entered in a book at the priory.
John Baillyf, aged 58 years and more, agrees and says that the date of John’s birth was entered in a book of the same church called ‘le porthors,’ to wit, in the calendar thereof, for full evidence of the birth, and he has often read it.
Adam le Chapman, aged 65 years and more, agrees and says that on the day of the birth he acquired a messuage in Aketon from Walter, the said John’s father, by a charter of feoffment dated at Aketon on Wednesday the day of John’s birth.
John Marchal, aged 57 years, and Richard Bryon, aged 56 years, agree and say that on the day of the birth they sold 20a. land in Aketon which they held jointly to the said Walter by a charter of feoffment dated on Wednesday the day of the birth.
John Mounchensy, aged 52 years and more, John Gamen, aged 54 years and more, Geoffrey Gyllesson, aged 59 years and more, Reynold Luggetop, aged 55 years and more, John Dextere, aged 61 years and more, and James Cornet, aged 65 years and more, agree and say that on the day of the birth and baptism the church of Aketon was interdicted or suspended from all divine services except the baptism of children on account of violent bloodshed there about vespers; and on the Tuesday following it was reconciled (reformata solempniter et consulta) by the bishop of Norwich in the presence of the deponents and many others. The date of the re-consecration (reformacionis sive consecracionis) is plainly written on the wall of the church as evidence for future parishioners.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (5.)
63. WILLIAM SON OF RICHARD DE ENGLETON.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said William, kinsman and one of the heirs of William de Pilatenhale. The lands of his inheritance are in the custody of Hugh de Wrottesleye by the king’s commitment. 8 May, 43 Edward III.
Endorsement: The said Hugh de Wrottesleye was warned by John Balle, John atte More, John Tornor and Richard Barkere to be at Wolrenhampton on 2 April, 44 Edward III, to shew cause why the said William should not make proof of his age; but he did not appear.
STAFFORD. Proof of age made at Wolrenhampton, 2 April, 44 Edward III.
Roger de Strangelford, aged 50 years and more, says that William was born at Pencrich and baptized in the church there on 29 April, 22 Edward III, and that William de Engleton, his grandfather, and William de Pilatenhale, together with Margaret wife of John de Stretton, lifted him from the font; so that he was aged 21 years and 1 day on 30 April last. This the deponent knows because within a month afterwards he had a son Roger born at Pencrich, the date of whose birth is written in a missal in the church.
Robert de Alston of Pencrich, aged 48 years and more, agrees and says that Agnes, William’s mother, died within two days of his birth, and the day of her death is written in a psalter in the church.
Richard le Barker, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that he knows because he gave Katharine his daughter in marriage to John de Conegreve, who married her in the church of Pencrich on 12 May after the birth.
John in le Byrches and Adam Thornkys, aged 58 years and more, agree and say that they were the witnesses named in a charter whereby John de Stretton acquired a tenement in Pencrich from John Balle, and were present when John Balle delivered seisin thereof on 6 May after the birth.
Roger atte Newebrugge, William Salmon and Warin de Penne, aged 60 (?) years and more, agree and say that they were at Pencrich for Roger’s marriage with Alice his wife on 16 May after the birth.
Richard ‘othe’ Grene, John Cokkes, John atte Lee and John atte More, aged 45 years and more, agree and say that they were present at Pencrich at the setting up of a house which John atte Merssh caused to be newly set up within a week after William’s birth.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (6.)
64. MARGERY DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF JAMES DE PABENHAM.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Margery, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of John de Beverle by the king’s commitment. 26 June, 44 Edward III.
Endorsement: The said John de Beverle was warned by John Chanu and John Cook to be present at the proof, but did not come, nor yet any person on his behalf.
BEDFORD. Proof of age taken at Bedford, ……. after St. Matthew, 44 Edward III.
John Englys, the younger, says that Margery is 15 years of age and more, having been born in Wilden and baptized in the church there on Monday the eve of St. Laurence, 28 Edward III. This he knows because Joan his wife was her nurse for a year after her baptism.
Thomas Broun agrees and says that William Broun, his father, was buried in the church of Wilden on the ….. of St. Laurence in that year.
John Wygod agrees and says that ….. parson of Wilden was her godfather, and begged him to be with him till she was baptized. [The remainder of the document is illegible.]
C. Edw. III. File 218. (7.)
65. PHILIP DE LA VACHE.
Writ to take proof of the age of the said Philip, son and heir of Richard de la Vache, knight, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of William bishop of Winchester by the king’s commitment. 8 May, 44 Edward III.
Endorsement: The said bishop was warned to be present at the proof by William de Mulsho and John Cortenhale, but did not come.
BUCKINGHAM. Proof of age taken at Chalfhunte St. Giles, 6 June, 44 Edward III.
The jurors say that Philip was born at Chalfhunte aforesaid and baptized in the church there on Friday before the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 22 Edward III.
William Leder says that he knows that Philip is of full age because Alice wife of John Aleyn was dwelling in his house and was taken from his service in the year 22 Edward III to nurse Philip.
Nicholas Donton says that he knows because he came with the lady Isabel the king’s daughter when she came to Chalfhunte the same day for Philip’s baptism and was his godmother, by order of queen Philippa.
John Donton says that on the day of the baptism Thomas atte Brok, Philip’s godfather, purchased from the deponent 2a. land in Chalfhunte, and by the date of the writing he knows that Philip is of full age.
John Raulyn says that he knows because Alice Cud, his sister, carried Philip to the church to be baptized, and met him on her way back.
Thomas Weler says that he knows because Thomas Cud, his father, was dead and buried in the churchyard of the said church on the day of the baptism.
John Glorie says that he knows because William Taylour was born in his house at Chalfhunte in the same year, after the birth of Philip, and is now 21 years of age and more.
Henry Lenard says that he knows because Agnes Schulle, Philip’s paterna, carried Philip to the church on the day of his baptism, and after the baptism made him warm in Henry’s house.
William Cok says that he knows because on the day of the baptism he took to wife Alice daughter of Henry Lenard.
Richard Smyht says that he knows because on the same day that Philip’s mother was churched he had a son born named John, who is 22 years of age and more.
Ralph atte Ridyng says that he knows because he was in the church on the day of the baptism, and carried a basin and ewer (lavatorio) of silver that the godparents might wash their hands.
William Bruton says that he knows because his wife was dwelling with Philip’s mother at the time, and he married her the following year, to wit, in 23 Edward III.
Richard Russel says that he knows because John his son was born the same day and baptized in the church.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (8.)
66. JOAN DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF JOHN DE EGLESFELD.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Joan, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Richard Beaulieu by the king’s commitment. 21 May, 44 Edward III.
Endorsement: The said Richard was warned to be present at the proof by John de Carleton and William de Hoton.
CUMBERLAND. Proof of age taken at Penereth, Tuesday, 1 October, 44 Edward III.
Hugh de Louther, knight, aged 44 years, says that he knows that Joan is of the full age of 15 years and more because on 3 February, 29 Edward III, he was riding towards Scotland by the church of Castelcayrok, which is near the king’s highway, and saw a child being baptized (in baptizando) at the church door. He asked the bystanders whose the child was, and the priest answered that she was the daughter of John de Eglesfeld, and was named Joan.
Gilbert de Culwen, knight, aged 50 years, says that about 10 March, 29 Edward III, he came to John’s house and ate with him, and John’s wife was then in childbed. He asked John whether his wife had a son or a daughter, and John said she had a daughter named Joan.
William de Stapiltoun, aged 42 years, says that he went with his mother to the church of Caltescairok (sic) on 3 February, 29 Edward III, and was present when his mother, called Joan, was godmother to Joan daughter of John de Eglesfeld.
Andrew de Laton, aged 56 years, says that John came to his house, being his neighbour, about vespers on the feast of the Purification, 29 Edward III, and asked him to come to the church of Castelcayrok on the morrow to help in the baptism of his daughter, which he did, and was godfather of Joan named in the writ.
Gilbert de Suthaik, aged 60 years, says that on the feast of the Purification, 29 Edward III, John sent a servant to his house to ask him specially to send his wife, because her name was Joan, to the church of Castelcayrok to be godmother to John’s daughter; and on the morrow his wife and Joan mother of William de Stapilton gave a name to Joan named in the writ.
Adam de Blenkow, aged 60 years, says that about 16 February, 29 Edward III, he came to the market of the town of Penereth on a Tuesday, and met John de Eglesfeld and asked him whether his wife, then lying in childbed, had a son or a daughter; and John answered that she had a daughter called Joan, which displeased him if it might have been better, because he would have been glad of a son.
William Vaux, aged 54 years, says that on the morrow of the Purification (year omitted) he was hunting hares in the field of Castelcayrok, and happened to pass near the church and found Joan being baptized at the church door.
John de Thrillewall, aged 40 years, says that about 10 March, 29 Edward III, he was at Penereth in the retinue of Sir Gilbert de Welton, then bishop of Carlisle, when John de Eglesfeld came to the bishop and humbly asked him to confirm his daughter, which was done in sight of the deponent.
Richard de Laton, aged 40 years, says that one night about 6 February, 29 Edward III, as he came from the market of Penereth he lost his way (deviavit) in the wood of Castelcayrok, and suddenly came about midnight to the house of John de Eglesfeld, and craved hospitality of him. He found John’s wife lying in childbed and asked whether she had a son or a daughter, and he was told that she had a daughter named Joan, who is the one named in the writ.
John Tymperon, aged 46 years, says that about 8 March, 29 Edward III, his mother died and was buried in the church of Castelkayrok, on which day the wife of John de Eglesfeld was churched after the birth of Joan named in the writ.
John de Karlton, aged 40 years, says that about 8 March, 29 Edward III, his mother was invited to a feast at the house of John de Eglesfeld when the latter’s wife was churched after the birth of Joan named in the writ; and he knows this is true because he rode with his mother to the house.
John del Brigge, aged 34 years, says that on 3 February, 29 Edward III, he came to the church of Castelcayrok as a parishioner to hear mass, and before mass a daughter of John de Eglesfeld, born the night before, came to receive baptism; and because the clerk of the church was absent, he helped the parish priest to baptize the child, who was called Joan, and is the one named in the writ.
C. Edw. III. File 218 (9.)
67. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF THOMAS DENBOUD.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, whose father held by knight’s service of the heir of William Kayle, late a minor in the king’s wardship. The lands of his inheritance are in the custody of John de Romeseye by the king’s commitment. 4 December, 44 Edward III.
Endorsement: The said John de Romeseye appeared in the Chancery on 16 March, 45 Edward III, and acknowledged that he knew no cause why the lands of the inheritance of the said heir should not be restored to him.
SOMERSET. Proof of age made at Cherde, 7 February, 45 Edward III.
John Lough, aged 50 years and more, says that John Deneboude was 22 years of age on the feast of St. Luke last. This he knows because the said John was born at Henton St. George and baptized in the church there on the same feast in the year 22 Edward III; on which day Robert Lough, the deponent’s brother, who was steward of the said Thomas Deneboude, held a court there, at which the deponent was present, so that he knows the age of the heir by the date of the court.
Henry Tort, aged 46 years and more, John Denebaude, aged 45 years and more, John Prestecote, aged 44 years and more, and John Hamelyn, aged 60 years and more, agree and say that they were at Henton St. George on the day of the baptism, and bought from Richard atte Hey, parson of the said church of Henton, the tithe sheaves of his rectory for one year, giving bond for security of payment; and so they know by the date of the bond.
William White, aged 67 years and more, Thomas Dynham, aged 46 years and more, William Major, aged 42 years and more, and Walter Davy, aged 43 years and more, agree and say that on the day of John’s baptism they visited Joan his mother, then in childbed, and she gave each of them a silken purse that they might remember and bear witness to her son’s age.
John Bussh, aged 46 years and more, Walter Fort, aged 50 years and more, and Simon Spycer, aged 60 years and more, agree and say that on the day of the baptism they were hunting with Thomas father of the said John Deneboude, and afterwards ate with him, and he gave each of them a pair of white gloves that they might remember and bear witness to his son’s age.
The escheator warned John Romeseye by Robert James, his attorney, to be present on the day of this proof to show cause why the king should not restore the lands of John’s inheritance.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (10.)
68. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM DE BOCKYNG.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said John, whose father held by knight’s service of the heir of Lionel late duke of Clarence, late a minor in the king’s wardship. 26 June, 44 Edward III.
SUFFOLK. Proof of age (indented) made at Codinham, Saturday after St. Peter’s Chains, 44 Edward III.
Ralph Spake, aged 50 years and more, says that the said John was born at Codinham and baptized in the font of St. Mary’s church there on Monday after St. Dunstan, 23 Edward III, and was 21 years of age on the same Monday last. This the deponent knows because he was in the church on the day of the baptism and saw John’s father cause the day and year of the birth to be written in the missal of the church.
John Shyth, aged 44 years, agrees and says that he espoused Katharine his wife about the feast of All Saints after the birth.
Thomas Janne, aged 48 years, agrees and says that Robert his son was born about Easter after John’s birth.
William Wyght, aged 60 years, agrees and says that Isabel his daughter was born about the Purification after John’s birth.
William de Pecham, aged 38 years, agrees and says that about Christmas after John’s [birth] he purchased his manor of Helmyngton.
Adam Wade, aged 49 years, agrees and says that he knows because about the feast of …….. John’s birth he killed (mactavit) Robert Redhevd (?).
Robert Hauvyll, aged 42 years, agrees and says that about the feast of St. Martin after John’s birth he gave Joan his daughter in marriage to Roger de Eston.
Thomas Sefoul, aged 62 years, agrees and says that about Easter after John’s birth [he purchased ?] his manor of Newlond.
Richard Gobil, aged 47 years, agrees and says that about the feast of All Saints [after John’s birth] his daughter was drowned in a pond of his.
William Whilot, aged 38 years, agrees and says that …….. of St. John the Baptist after John’s birth the whole of his messuage [was burned ?] by accident.
Thomas Wyth, aged 43 years, agrees and says that on Christmas night before John’s birth …….. of all his goods.
Robert Bewmays, aged 60 years, agrees and knows because about ……. before John’s birth he set out for Santiago.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (11.)
69. THOMAS DE PONYNGES, knight.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said Thomas, son and heir of Michael de Ponynges, knight, two-thirds of the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of John duke of Lancaster by the king’s commitment. 20 April, 44 Edward III.
Endorsement: The escheator warned the duke by Godfrey Folejambe, his steward, to be present at the proof; and the steward said on the duke’s behalf that he had nothing to say against the inheritance being restored to the heir.
SUSSEX. Proof of age (indented) taken at Craule, Monday after St. Mark, 44 Edward III.
Walter Pakyn, aged 50 years and more, says that Thomas was born at Slagham on 19 April, 23 Edward III, and baptized in the church of St. Mary there, and that he was 21 years of age on 19 April last. This the deponent knows because he had a son named John born within a quarter of a year before the birth of Thomas.
John Northcote, aged 53 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son named John born on the feast of St. Laurence in the second year after the birth of Thomas, and he is now twenty years of age.
John atte Watere, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that William his father purchased a messuage and 60a. land in Cokefeld at Michaelmas after the birth of Thomas.
John Brantrugge, aged 54 years and more, agrees and says that Millicent his wife died within a month after the birth of Thomas.
John Holneye, aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that he had a son called John born in the same week as Thomas, who died at once.
Walter de Leghe, aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that Felicia his mother died on Saturday the eve of Whitsun next after the birth of Thomas.
Thomas Thorndenne, aged 58 years and more, agrees and says that Walter Crulle, his mother Isabel’s second husband, in whose service (obsequio) he was as a servant, died within ten days before the birth of Thomas de Ponynges.
Walter Smyth of Warynglithe, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that his eldest son William was born three days after Thomas.
William Borle, aged 60 years and more, agrees and says that he was first detained by the said Sir Michael in the service of the bailiff at Ponynges at Michaelmas before the said birth.
Simon atte Nasche aged 63 years and more, agrees and says that Adam his father died within eight days before the said birth, after whose death there fell to him divers lands &c. in Porteslade.
John Berlyngg, aged 54 years and more, agrees and says that Robert his brother, who was seised of 50a. land in Tudelee, co. Kent, died three days before the said birth; and on the day of the birth he was [told] to come to Tudelee to divide the inheritance with William his brother according to the manner of Kent.
James …., aged 56 years and more (illegible).
C. Edw. III. File 218. (12.)
70. WILLIAM SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE BENTELEYE.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said William, the lands of whose inheritance are in the custody of Richard Levesone by demise of William Chaumpyon, to whom the king committed the same. 26 January, 44 Edward III.
Endorsement: The said Richard Levesone was warned to be present at the proof by John de Tunstall and Nicholas Cokkes.
STAFFORD. Proof of age taken at Wolvernehampton, 4 February, 44 Edward III.
Adam Waryng, aged 60 years and more, says that William was born at Little Sardon and baptized in the church of Shareshull on 21 November, 22 Edward III, and so was 21 years of age on 22 November last; and that William Champion, Robert Costy and Isolda daughter of William Champion lifted him from the font. This the deponent knows because he married Ellen his wife at Christmas after the birth.
William Levesone, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he was at Shareshull on the day of the baptism, and the day of the birth was then and there written in a missal.
John Jannesone, aged 58 years and more, agrees and says that he acquired a tenement in Shareshull at the feast of St. Andrew after the birth, and by the date of the charter of acquisition he knows the date of the birth.
John de Mollesleye, aged 48 years and more, agrees and says that a son of his named John was buried in the churchyard at Shareshull on the feast of St. Katharine following the birth, and the date of his death is written in a psalter there.
Thomas atte Hoo, aged 45 years and more, agrees and says that he was William de Shareshull’s bailiff at Shareshull in that year, and has a letter of acquittance ……..
Thomas atte Echeles and Roger atte Newebrugge, aged 56 years and more, agree and say that they were named as witnesses in a writing whereby John atte Pyrye enfeoffed Robert Costy of a tenement in Little Sardon in the year of William’s birth, and were present when Robert had seisin thereof.
William atte Echeles and Nicholas Robertes, aged 46 years and more, agree and say that Nicholas had a son named Robert, who took the habit of religion in the priory of St. Thomas by Stafford in the year of William’s birth, and the date is written in a portas (portiforio).
Richard Nicoles, William Broun, and John atte Maystres, aged 54 years and more, agree and say that Richard had a house burnt down at Shareshull in the year of the baptism, and William and John were present.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (13.)
71. THOMAS DE MEAUX.
Writ to the escheator to take proof of age of the said Thomas, kinsman and heir of Thomas de Meaux, who held by knight’s service of the heir of Hugh de Plescy, a minor in the king’s wardship. The lands of his inheritance are in the custody of Richard de Pembrugge by the king’s commitment. 10 November, 44 Edward III.
OXFORD. Proof of age made at Bampton, 20 November, 44 Edward III.
John de Carswell and five others (named), each aged 50 years and more, and Thomas Overstoke and five others (named), each aged 44 years and more, say that Thomas was 21 years of age on the feast of the Deposition of St. Bernwald, to wit, 29 January last, having been born at Bampton on 29 January, 23 Edward III, in the first pestilance, and baptized in the church there. This they know because the church was founded in honour of St. Bernwald, and they and many others of the country were there at the time to make offerings and hear divine service in the Saint’s honour; and they saw how Thomas atte More, godfather of the said Thomas, lifted him from the font between high mass and matins on that feast.
Richard de Pembrugg has not been warned because he does not dwell in the escheator’s bailiwick.
Writ to the sheriff of Oxford to warn the said Richard to be before the king in the Chancery in the quinzaine of Easter next to shew cause why the lands of the inheritance of the said Thomas should not be restored to him. 10 February, 45 Edward III.
Endorsement: The sheriff returned the writ to John Walkere, bailiff of the liberty of the hundred of Bampton, because no execution of it could be made outside that liberty; and the bailiff made answer to the sheriff that he had warned Richard by William Hende and John Strete.
Writ similar to the first, 6 February, 46 Edward III.
OXFORD. Proof of age (indented) made at Bampton, 12 February, 46 Edward III.
John Carswell, aged 40 years, and Edmund Croxford, aged 46 years, give the date of the birth and baptism of Thomas as above. They were at Bampton at the time with John de Meaux, his father, to make an agreement between the latter and Richard Talbot, of which agreement indentures were made dated at Bampton, 29 January, 23 Edward III, and were found in the keeping of John’s executors; and by that date the deponents know the date of the birth.
John Icforde, aged 50 years, John Abraham, aged 38 years, John Warener, aged 42 years, Thomas Erlestoke, aged 33 years, and Nicholas Cundale, aged 52 years, agree and say that on the same day they were enfeoffed of certain lands &c. in Bampton and by the date of the charter of feoffment they know the date of the birth.
John Moschet, aged 40 years, agrees and says that he had a son named James who died that day, and his death is written in the missal of the church under that day and year.
William Pacy, aged 50 years, Thomas Taylour, aged 40 years, John Haddon, aged 38 years, and Hugh Hermond, aged 42 years, agree and say that they were with John Meaux, father of Thomas, at Bampton on that day, when he was enfeoffed of a messuage and a carucate of land there. They were witnesses to the charter of feoffment, and know the date of the birth because the charter bears that date. Moreover, they saw Thomas Boule, then vicar of Bampton, Thomas de la More and Katharine Laundels lift Thomas from the font.
Richard de Pembrugge was warned to be present, but did not come, nor any person for him who could contradict this proof.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (14.)
72. THOMAS DE RAVENESHOLME.
(Writ missing.)
LANCASTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Blakeburn, Monday after St. Lucy, 44 Edward III.
Ravenesholme in Dounum. A messuage, 20a. land and 10a. meadow in a place so called, held in fee of Henry de Dyneley by knight’s service, rendering 12d. yearly to the said Henry at the feast of St. Giles.
Dounum. A moiety of a bovate of land containing 4a., held of John duke of Lancaster in right of Blanche, his late wife, by knight’s service, rendering 20d. yearly to the duke at the same feast.
He died on Monday before St. Peter’s Chains last. John de Dounum, son of Richard le Cok of Dounum, aged 50 years and more, is his kinsman and heir.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (15.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 32. (19.)
73. EDMUND DE DERBY.
Writ of mandamus, 6 October, 44 Edward III.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, Saturday, the morrow of St. Luke, 44 Edward III.
He died in June, 35 Edward III, day not known, seised of:—
Parish of St. Augustine by St. Paul’s church. Two tenements in Watlyngstrete, into which John Garderoper intruded after Edmund’s death and had possession for four years, and bequeathed them in his testament to Edith his wife and William his son, who now hold them together with Robert Norton, Edith’s husband.
Parish of St. Michael [on Cornhull] 43s. 10d. quit rent from two tenements of John Triple and Andrew Pyebakere, which rent has ever since his death been in the possession of Robert de Louthe, ‘joynour,’ but by what title the jurors know not.
Parish of St. Augustine. A new tenement in Old Change (Vetere Escambio), into which John Garderoper intruded after his death and had possession for one year, and afterwards sold it to Joan formerly the wife of Andrew Aubrey, who had possession for two years and then sold it to John Philipot and Joan his wife, who now hold it.
Parish of St. Mary of Aldermaricherche. A messuage.
Parish of St. Mary atte Bowe. Two shops.
Cordewanerstrete. 5s. quit rent from a shop formerly belonging to Stephen de Upton in the corner of Cordewanerstrete.
These last three items were bequeathed by William de Derby, his father, to Agnes wife of the said William for life, saving the reversion after her death to the right heirs of William. After William’s death the reversion descended to Edmund as his son and heir, who died seised thereof in the lifetime of Agnes his mother. Agnes died on the tenth day after his death, and after her death Robert de Louthe, ‘joynour,’ intruded therein and still holds the messuage and rent, and took the profits of the two shops for three years, and afterwards sold one to William de Essex, ‘draper,’ and the other to John de Norhampton, ‘draper,’ who still hold them.
All the premises are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole of the city of London.
Edmund died without heir.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (16.)
74. WILLIAM DE CLYNTON, EARL OF HUNTINGDON.
Writ of precipimus, 9 May, 44 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Sydyngbourne, 1 July, 44 Edward III.
Godwyneston. A moiety of the manor, held by grant of Laurence de Hastyngges, late earl of Pembroke, for the life of Juliana his wife, the reversion belonging to the earl of Pembroke and his heirs, as appears by a fine levied in the king’s court. The whole manor is held of the king in ‘gavelikyndes’ by fealty, and of other lords by services unknown.
He died on the morrow of St. Bartholomew 15 years ago. John de Clynton, knight, aged 30 years and more, is his kinsman and next heir.
Juliana late countess of Huntingdon had possession of the premises from his death until her own death on 1 November, 41 Edward III. Since then John Chidcroft has had possession by demise of the king, as the jurors understand.
Writ to the treasurer and chamberlains to send into Chancery a transcript of a fine levied in 19 Edward III between the earls of Pembroke and Huntingdon touching certain lands &c. in Kent. 28 October, 44 Edward III.
Transcript of a fine levied at Westminster in the quinzaine of Trinity, 19 Edward III, between Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, querent, and William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, deforciant, touching 2 messuages, 90a. land, 42s. 5 1/2d. of rent, and a rent of a cock, 5 hens, 30 eggs and 53 quarters and 6 bushels of barley in Wotryngbury, Nettelstede, Estpecham, Westpecham, Demecherche and Preston by Wyngham, and a moiety of the manor of Godwyneston; witnessing that the earl of Huntingdon has acknowledged the premises to be the right of the earl of Pembroke, who has the moiety of the manor by his gift, and has surrendered to the said earl of Pembroke the messuages and land, 15s. rent, and the rents of fowls and barley, and has granted to him 29s. 4 1/2d. of rent and the above rent of eggs, together with the homages and all the services of Walter Pertriche, William son of Lucy, William son of John de Clynton of Makstoke, Juliana ….., John le Rede, Pleasance daughter of Peter Gardyn and Thomas Pellican, and of their heirs, for all the tenements which they formerly held of the earl of Huntingdon in the said towns; in return for which the earl of Pembroke has granted the moiety of the manor to the earl of Huntingdon for the life of Juliana the latter’s wife, to hold of the earl of Pembroke and his heirs by a rent of a rose at Midsummer, with reversion to the earl of Pembroke and his heirs.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (17.)
75. JOAN LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN LELEY, the younger.
YORK. Assignment of dower made at Carlton, 8 May, 44 Edward III.
Carleton by Snayth. Buildings, lands &c. (Calendar of Close Rolls, 1369–1374, p. 190).
C. Edw. III. File 218. (18.)
76. THOMAS LE BRUT of Blakemore.
Writ, 20 January, 44 Edward III.
DORSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Blaneford, 4 April, 45 Edward III.
Blakemour. The keepership of the king’s forest, held of the king in chief by serjeanty and the service of rendering 4s. yearly at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff.
Mapoudre. A messuage, a close, 30a. arable, 4a. meadow and 20a. pasture, held of John Plumbere by knight’s service.
He died on 24 October last. Ralph his son, aged 25 years and more, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (19.)
77. ROBERT DE BOURE, or DEL BOURE.
Writ, 21 October, 44 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. taken at Chapel-en-le-Frith, Thursday after St. Hilary, 45 Edward III.
Whytfeld. A messuage and a bovate of land in the ward of Longedendale, held of the king in chief by service of paying 4s. yearly called ‘cornmole.’
He died on Thursday after St. Bartholomew, 44 Edward III. John his son, aged 7 years and more, is his heir.
Writ of precipimus, 28 May, 46 Edward III.
DERBY. Inq. taken at Baukewell, Monday after St. Barnabas, 46 Edward III.
Whitefield. A messuage and a bovate of land, and an entire serjeanty in the forest of High Peak, to wit, in the ward of Longedendale, held of the king in chief by knight’s service and service of 4s. 7d. yearly.
Date of death and heir (aged 9 years and more) as above. Thurstan del Boure has had possession of the premises and received the issues since his death.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (20.)
78. WILLIAM DE EVERYNGHAM.
Writ, 6 July, 44 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at Gisburn in Clifland, 8 March, 45 Edward III.
Skynnergrefe. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service. The value of the manor does not suffice to pay a yearly rent of 10 marks to Adam de Everyngham of Laxton, knight, still living, and his heirs, with which it is charged with the king’s licence. The extent consists of 24 tofts with divers assarts, two boats let to divers tenants at will for 23s. yearly, a fishery, a fourth part of wreck of sea between Renneswyk and Yarum belonging to the said tofts, and a toll worth 20s. yearly.
He died on the morrow of the Assumption, 43 Edward III. Robert his son and heir died while a minor on the feast of St. John the Evangelist next after Christmas, 44 Edward III. Joan, aged 8 years, and Katharine, aged 5 years, William’s daughters, are his heirs.
Writ (in duplicate), 6 July, 44 Edward III.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. taken at Tuxford, 1 April, 45 Edward III.
North Leverton. A capital messuage, 200a. barren land, 40a. meadow, 4l. 8s. 6d. rents of assise, rents of the tenants at will of 11 cottages and 9 1/2 bovates of land worth 4l. 17s. yearly, and 3s. 4d. yearly from pleas and perquisites of court, held of the archbishop of York in socage. The archbishop receives from the premises 16d. rent yearly, and Adam de Everyngham of Rockelay, receives 6l. 13s. 4d. yearly for life by grant of Adam de Everyngham of Laxton, William’s father, made before William had any estate in the premises; and William pays 3s. yearly to the king for view of frankpledge.
Egmanton. A messuage, a dovecote, 167a. barren land, 20 1/2a. meadow, 18s. rents of assise, 11 cottages and 11 bovates of land in the hands of tenants at will, 4 other cottages, 100a. underwood and a court every three weeks, held of the heir of Sir John Moubray of Axholm, a minor in the king’s wardship, by homage and fealty and service of half a knight’s fee.
He died on 21 August, 43 Edward III. Robert his son died on Christmas day last, aged 2 years. Heirs as above.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (21.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 158. (2.) (York.)
79. JOAN LATE THE WIFE OF RALPH DE FERRERS.
Writ of mandamus, 10 November, 44 Edward III.
LEICESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Boseworth, Tuesday before St. Valentine, 45 Edward III.
Boseworth. The manor, held of the heir of Bello Monte, a minor in the king’s wardship, as of the honor of Winchester, services not known.
Schepeye. 16s. 6d. rent and the advowson of a mediety of the church, held of Richard de Stafford, knight, as of the fee of Caunvill, services not known.
She held the above in fee tail by a joint feoffment made to her and William de Harecourt, knight, then her husband, and the heirs male of their bodies, by gift of Nicholas de Harecourt, formerly rector of the said mediety.
She died on 22 July, 43 Edward III; and after her death William de Catesby, late escheator, had possession of the manor, and of the rent and mediety as parcel thereof, and levied the issues for the king’s use, until by the king’s writ he delivered the same to Thomas de Harecourt, knight, son and heir male of William and Joan. During the king’s seisin the mediety fell void, and Thomas son of Thomas de Astleye, knight, and Elizabeth his wife presented Philip de Drayton, clerk, thereto. The said Thomas de Harecourt, aged 28 years and more, is son and heir male of the said William and Joan; and the said Elizabeth, daughter of Richard de Harecourt, aged 21 years, is their kinswoman and heir general.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (22.)
80. JOHN DE LISLE, or LYSLE, knight.
Writ, 22 December, 44 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Norhampton, 17 February, 45 Edward III.
Walton. The manor, held jointly with Maud his wife, who survives, of the heirs of John Kaynes by knight’s service, by reason of a gift by Walter Not and Philip de Upton, clerks, to him and Maud and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs, by a fine levied in the king’s court.
Date of death not known, because he died in parts beyond seas. John his son, aged 3 years at the Assumption last, is his next heir.
Writ, 22 December, 44 Edward III.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Andevere, 25 January in the beginning of the year 45 Edward III.
Wodehous. A messuage and 30a. land so called, held of the king in chief by the service of keeping the forest of Chuyt and by a rent of 10s. yearly by the hands of the sheriff.
(Place not named). 42a. assarted land, held of the king in chief by a rent of 14s. yearly.
Sharpryxsh by Lemynton. The manor, tenure unknown, but not held of the king.
Suthshorwell in the Isle of Wight. The manor, held of the lord of the castle of Caresbrok by knight’s service.
These last two manors he held jointly with Maud his wife, as in the last inquisition.
Chuyt. He gave part of a bailiwick of the forest called ‘Capiedene’ to Ralph de Escote for life, without the king’s licence.
Death and heir as above.
WILTS. Inq. made at Lodegarshale, 24 January, 44 Edward III.
Chuyt. Part of a bailiwick of the forest called ‘Ippyngescombe’ in the south part, held of the king in chief as parcel of the forest. He gave the keepership of a parcel of the said bailiwick in the county of Wilts called ‘Wiltshiresbailye,’ with another parcel in the county of Southampton called ‘Capiedene’ annexed thereto, to Ralph de Escote for life, without the king’s licence, as appears by his charter dated at Chuyt, Tuesday in Easter week, 42 Edward III.
Chuyt. The manor, held in joint feoffment with Maud his wife, as in the last inquisition, of the abbot of Hyde by service of 61s., and by rendering 5s. to Edward atte Dene and his heirs.
Death and heir as above.
Writ of precipimus, 2 March, 45 Edward III.
DORSET. Inq. taken at [C]erne, 8 April, 45 Edward III.
Upsydelyng. The manor, held of the duke of Lancaster by knight’s service.
Mayden Newton. The manor, held of Miles de Stapulton by knight’s service.
Upwymbourne. The manor, tenure unknown.
He divested himself of all these on Saturday the feast of St. Faith, 43 Edward III, to Thomas de Lisle his uncle, Sir John de Sandforde, rector of the church of Over Wallop, Ralph de Estcote, Sir Walter Pese, chaplain, and John de Notyngham, clerk, who have had possession of them and received the profits ever since his death.
He died on Sunday before St. Katharine, 44 Edward III. John Lysle, his son, aged 2 1/2 years, is his heir.
Writ to the treasurer and chamberlains to send a transcript of a fine levied in the king’s court between John de Insula Vecta, knight, querent, and William parson of the church of Bonechurche, deforciant, touching lands in Wodehouse and divers manors and advowsons. 20 June, 45 Edward III.
Transcript of a fine levied at Westminster in three weeks from Easter, 4 Edward III, between the said parties touching a messuage and 30a. land in Wodehouse, the manors of Mannesbrigge, Woditon, Bridelesford, Bonechurche, Apeldreford and Southoreswell, the forestership of Chute forest, and the advowsons of the churches of Bonechurche and Shorewell and the chapels of Woditon, Bridelesford and Apeldereford; whereby the deforciant granted the premises in Wodehous, the first five manors, the reversion of the sixth manor after the death of the tenant for life, Robert Selymon, and the forestership and advowsons, to the querent for life, with remainder to Bartholomew his son and Elizabeth his son’s wife and the heirs of their bodies, and with remainder over to his right heirs.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (23.)
81. ROGER SON OF ROBERT MERY.
Writ of precipimus, 28 October, 44 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Burtonstathir, Tuesday after Michaelmas, 45 Edward III.
Appelby. Two-thirds of a messuage, of 2 bovates of land, and of 3a. meadow, held of the king in chief, service not known.
He died on 19 September, 43 Edward III, being 12 years of age and in the king’s wardship, so that the premises were in the king’s hand. Immediately after his death Christiana Mery, aged 60 years and more, entered on the premises as his next heir, and had possession until the Purification following, when she alienated them to Robert Shillar, Avice his wife, Hugh, vicar of the church of Appelby, William Bek, chaplain, and John de Appelby, and the last three released their right to the first two, all with the king’s licence. The said Robert has had possession ever since.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (24.)
82. ROBERT SEINCLER.
Writ of precipimus. The escheator is also to enquire whether the heir was of unsound mind at the time of Robert’s death, or has been so at any time since his death. 10 October, 44 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Jevele, 6 June, 45 Edward III.
Stapulton by Mertok. Two-thirds of the manor, held of the king in chief by service of half a knight’s fee.
Somerton. A messuage and 40a. arable, held of Elizabeth countess of Kent by service of rendering 20s. yearly.
He died on 2 May, 33 Edward III. Richard his son, then aged 23 years and more, is his heir, and had possession of the premises until his death on 18 January, 36 Edward III. Ever since then William Bonevyll has had possession, to hold to him and his heirs, by virtue of a fine levied in the king’s court [with] the king’s licence. Richard was of sound mind at the time of his father’s death and all his life afterwards.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (25.)
83. JOHN DE WODHULL.
Writ of certiorari super vero valore feodorum &c., 25 January, 44 Edward III.
BEDFORD [etc.] . Extent made at Wodhulle, 5 July, 45 Edward III.
Wymyngton, Toternho and Welton. Lands &c. held as three fees by William la Zouche, knight.
Therlie and Medelton Erneys. Lands &c. held as one fee by Peter Hulier.
Langforde, Stratton, Holm and Aschold. Lands &c. held as one fee by Richard Scrop, the abbot of Wardon, the lord de Latimer, Thomas de Eston and others.
Wodhulle. Lands &c. held as a moiety of a fee by William Bateford, John Godard and others.
Flytwyk and Maldon. The manors, held as one fee by Thomas de Hoo and the heirs of David de Flytwyk.
Cotesbrok and Pypwell. Lands &c. belonging to the manor of Wodhulle, held as two fees by Robert Botvyleyn.
Langeport, Wythmal, Esyngton. Lands &c. held as two fees by William Trussel.
Horton. Lands &c. held as one fee by John Morteyn, knight, Edward Boteler, John Wyttelbury, and William Sutton.
Wotton by Northamton. Lands &c. held by John de Hastynges.
Evenle and Astwyk. Lands &c. held as a quarter of a fee by Richard Tebault; and lands &c. held as one fee and a half by John Hogschawe.
Pateshulle. Lands &c. held as one fee by Thomas Faucumbergh, knight.
Pysforde. Lands &c. held as two fees by the heirs of John de Waldegrave.
Plumpton and Foxle. Lands &c. held as half a fee by Giles St. John (Sanctus Johannes), knight.
Preston. Lands &c. held as half a fee by John de Lyouns.
Carlton. Lands &c. held as half a fee by the same John.
Grymscote. Lands &c. held in perpetual alms by the prior of Dunstaple.
Avescote. Lands &c. held as half a fee by the lord de Clifforde.
Little Mundene. Lands &c. held as a fee and a half by John Frevylle.
Pateshulle. Lands &c. held as a quarter of a fee by the heirs of Roger Hubert.
Wodhulle. The advowson of the church belongs to the manor.
All the above are in the king’s hand because of the minority of Elizabeth and Eleanor, daughters and heirs of the said John de Wodhulle.
During his life he entered a claim that Reynold de Grey, lord of Ryffyn, held divers manors or lands &c. of him in divers counties, details of which the jurors know not.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (26.)
84. SIMON FLEMYNG, BARON OF SLANE.
Writ to the king’s lieutenant in Ireland to certify the king in the Chancery of England touching the cause of the seizure into the king’s hand of the heirs or heir of Simon Flemmyng, who held in chief of Edward prince of Aquitaine and Wales, and touching the names and ages of the said heirs or heir. 10 November, 45 Edward III.
Endorsed: The cause of the seizure appears from an inquisition in the Chancery of Ireland, a copy of which is attached to this writ.
Attached:
Copy of writ to the escheator in Ireland after the death of the said Simon, who held by knight’s service of Edmund son and heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, a minor in the king’s wardship. Tested by William de Wyndesore, king’s lieutenant in Ireland, at Adare, 22 September, 44 Edward III.
IRELAND. Copy of inq. taken at Slane, Monday after St. Matthias, 45 Edward III.
He held no lands &c. of the said heir, but he held the following:—
Slane and Newcastle. The barony (extent given), held of Bartholomew Burgherssh, knight, as of his manor of Dyuelek, which is held of the king in chief by service of 21 marks of royal service when a scutage is current. Bartholomew alienated the manor in his lifetime, with the king’s licence, to Peter Houth and Hugh Portys, chaplains, who enfeoffed thereof, without the king’s licence, Robert Wakeman, Richard Laweles, William Warwyk, Richard Eustace and Gilbert Wryght, chaplains. The said baron did not attorn to those feoffees.
The extent includes the following:—
Slane. The manor (extent given), including 24 burgage tenements, a chief rent in Casshell by Slane, and chief rents of the lands of Robert de Preston, Walter Vacy, John Brakan, … Hunt and Alice Whythed, Robert Dellyn, Stephen Flemmyng, Adam Gerrot, William …, Dellyn (sic), Henry Motyn and Thomas Ardagh.
Newcastle. 40a. land.
Drym. 20a. arable.
Newcastle and Drym. 140a. land, worth nothing because waste.
…… 2 carucates of land, worth nothing because waste.
Lowaneston and Kelleyeston. 2 carucates of land, worth nothing because waste.
Brystelaneston and Russagh. 2 carucates of land, worth nothing because waste.
Molaghce and Moufoghill. 30a. land.
Corekernyeston and Monyeston. 80a. land, and … land worth nothing because waste.
Balyrath and Clonpertan. 20a., a carucate of land worth nothing because waste, and a watermill.
Droumcounragh. 3l. rent of burgage tenements.
Cornsly, Slane, Droumcounraght, Danyeston and Loghbracan. Chief rents.
Slane. A court.
Simon died on Friday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 44 Edward III. Thomas Flemmyng, his son, aged 12 1/2 years and unmarried, is his heir.
The lordship of the manor of Slane is in the king’s hand by reason of the forfeiture of the said Bartholomew by virtue of the ordinance made at Gyldeford, as Simon held the manor of him at the time of the ordinance because he did not attorn to the aforesaid chaplains.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (27.)
85. RALPH DE HEMENHALE, knight.
Commission in the form of a writ of mandamus to John de Rokwode, escheator, Hugh Fastolf, Edmund de Clipesby, John de Holkham, and Henry de Berneye. 24 November, 44 Edward III. By C.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Walsyngham before the said escheator and Hugh and their fellows, Thursday after St. Hilary, 44 Edward III.
Brunham. A manor called ‘Polstedhalle,’ held of the king, as of the honor of Hagenet, by service of two knights’ fees, monthly suit to the court of Haghele, and payment of 20s. yearly for ward of Dover castle. Long before his death, to wit, about the feast of St. Luke, 43 Edward III, he granted it by charter without licence to William de Hemenhale, knight, Reynold de Eckles, Thomas del Ook and others, and afterwards released it to them and the heirs of Thomas by a fine levied in the octave of Trinity, 44 Edward III; and they had possession of it and still do so.
He died about the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 44 Edward III. Robert his son, aged 3 1/2 years, is his next heir in blood.
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Holt Market, Wednesday the feast of St. Gregory, 45 Edward III.
Brunham. A manor called ‘Polstedehalle,’ held as above (except that the court is called the court of Hakenet held in Haulee, co. Suffolk), and granted as above (except that the date of the charter is given as about the feast of St. Faith, 43 Edward III). The tenants of the manor did fealty and attorned to the feoffees aforesaid, who were enfeoffed in fee simple, on what condition the jurors know not. John de Hemenhale, Ralph’s father, died in seisin of the manor about 18 Edward III. Ralph entered as his right heir with the king’s licence, as the jurors believe.
C. Edw. III. File 218. (28.)
86. WILLIAM DE WORTHE.
SUSSEX. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio at Uckefeld, Thursday before Michaelmas, 44 Edward III.
Henhurst. 10s. rent, held by knight’s service of William de Fenys, tenant in chief, whose heir is a minor in the king’s wardship.
Little Horstede. A messuage, 200a. land and 40s. rent, held of Roger Dalyngrigge by the same service and by service of rendering 14s. 8d. yearly.
He died on Tuesday after the Epiphany, 43 Edward III. John his son, aged 15 years and more, is his heir.
E. Inq. P.M. File 31. (9.)