Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 219

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A. E. Stamp. J. B. W. Chapman. M. C. B. Dawes. D. B. Wardle, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 219', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 13, Edward III, (London, 1954), pp. 65-71. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol13/pp65-71 [accessed 17 June 2024].

A. E. Stamp. J. B. W. Chapman. M. C. B. Dawes. D. B. Wardle. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 219", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 13, Edward III, (London, 1954) 65-71. British History Online, accessed June 17, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol13/pp65-71.

Stamp, A. E.. Chapman, J. B. W.. Dawes, M. C. B.. Wardle, D. B.. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 219", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 13, Edward III, (London, 1954). 65-71. British History Online. Web. 17 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol13/pp65-71.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 219

87. WILLIAM DE FERRARIIS of Groby, knight.
Writ, 13 January, 44 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Wodeham Ferers, Wednesday after the Purification, 45 Edward III.
Wodeham Ferrers. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church, held of John, duke of Lancaster, by a rent of 4[s.] yearly, and of no other lord. The extent includes a park of 100a. and a leet.
He died in the night of Wednesday after the Epiphany, 44 Edward III. Henry his son, aged 15 years on 16 April next, is his heir.
The following were held of him by homage:—
Gynge Joyberd Laundry. The manor, late of Hugh de (sic) Blount, knight.
Mokelynton. A parcel of the manor, held by William de Huntyngfeld, knight.
Chiche Rydel. The manor, held by the earl of Oxford.
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Dunmawe, Friday the feast of St. Valentine, 45 Edward III.
Stebbyng. The manor (extent given), held of the duke of Lancaster by service of one knight’s fee. The extent includes a park of 100a. and a leet.
Merkes in Great Dunmawe. The manor, formerly of the said William, whereof Edmund Wille, chaplain, Robert de Bratenham and Thomas Warssop were enfeoffed before his death, but whether by …… or not the jurors know not. It is demised at farm to Robert Knecchebole for 20l. yearly.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 13 January, 44 Edward III.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. taken at Cambridge, 16 February, 45 Edward III.
Troumpington. The manor was held of him by Roger de Troumpington, knight, by service of one knight’s fee.
William died on 8 January last. Heir as above, aged 15 years and more.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Crondon, 20 February, 45 Edward III.
Crondon. A third part of the manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service. The extent includes a third part of a wood called ‘Tudreshull.’ Two years ago the abbot of Nottele took it of William until Michaelmas next at a yearly rent of 30l.
Date of death and heir as last above.
Writ, 13 January, 44 Edward III.
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Burcestre, 23 February, 45 Edward III.
H[et]he. A toft, a carucate of land, and 7l. 8s. 6d. rent, held of the earl of Gloucester by service of 2s. yearly.
Date of death and heir as in the Cambridge inquisition.
Writ, 13 January, 44 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. (indented) taken at Barton on Humbre, Monday in the second week of Lent, 45 Edward III.
Stalyngburgh. Gilbert de Umframvill, earl of Angos, gave the manor (except the sheepfolds and 300a. salt meadow therein) to Robert his son and Margaret daughter of Henry de Percy, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies. Robert died without heir of himself, and after his death the said William de Ferrariis married the said Margaret, who survives. So on the day of his death William held the manor in right of Margaret and not otherwise. It is held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He died on Tuesday after the Epiphany last. Henry his son, aged 15 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 13 January, 44 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, 3 March, 45 Edward III.
Hesill. He married Margaret formerly the wife of Robert de Umframvill, knight, who (que) held the manor of Hesill jointly with Robert her husband. It is held of the manor of Cotingham by service of rendering 22d. yearly.
Paddokthorp. The said Margaret held in form aforesaid the manor of Paddokthorp, which is held of Henry de Percy, knight, by fealty.
Date of death and heir as last above.
Writ, 13 January, 44 Edward III.
SALOP. Inq. taken at Shrewsbury, 21 March, 45 Edward III.
Stoke upon Tyrne. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief by knight’s service. The extent includes a park with deer.
Bradeford. The office of bailiff of the hundred.
Claverleye. The manor (extent given), which is ancient demesne of the king.
These last two items he held in tail male of the king in chief, free of rent.
He died on 6 January last. Henry his son, aged 14 years on 16 April last, is his heir.
STAFFORD. Inq. taken at Stafford, 22 March, 45 Edward III.
Totenhale (Tetenhale). The manor (extent given), which is ancient demesne of the king, held of the king in chief in tail male, free of rent; and the advowson of the deanery of the king’s free chapel.
Wotton under Were. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service. The extent includes a park.
Fenton Culvard. 13s. 4d. yearly rent of free tenants, held of the duke of Lancaster by service of doing suit every three weeks to the duke’s court of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Date of death and heir as last above.
Writ, 13 January, 44 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. (indented) taken at Newbotell, 22 February, 45 Edward III.
Newbotell. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church of Bryngton, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He died at Stebbyng, co. Essex, on 8 January last. Henry de Ferrers, aged 16 (?) years on Palm Sunday last, is his son and heir.
[NORTHAMPTON] Neubotle. List of free tenants:—John Borwell, Robert Sebot, Hamund Carvill, William Carvill, Roger Duncle, William Hervy, William Robert, John Mauntel, William Tynnye, John Sebot the younger, and Henry Horsle.
List of bond tenants:—William Norman, John Hunte, Adam Wylymot, William Cristion, Henry Spicer, Henry Cristion, Robert Norman, John Viel, Simon Norman, Richard Watforde, Robert Plaket, John Chualer (sic), and Robert Astel.
Writ, 13 January, 44 Edward III.
LEICESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Leycestre, Saturday after St. Gregory, 45 Edward III.
Groby. The manor (extent given), held in fee tail of the king in chief by knight’s service, amount not known, by gift of the lady Margaret de Ferrariis, sometime countess of Derby, to William de Ferrariis, her son, great-grandfather of the deceased, his heir. The extent includes two parks with deer, a close of pasture called ‘Leghfeld,’ pastures called ‘Stywardesheye,’ ‘Burgh’ and ‘Pakemanesheye,’ a several fishery in the water of Hadbrok, a view of frankpledge, and a share of the court of the honor of Winchester held at Leycestre.
Lutterworth. Long before his death, to wit, in 42 Edward III, he granted the manor of Lutterworth, except the advowsons of churches, chapels, and chantries, to Sir John, now bishop of Lincoln, Sir Robert Duff[ord], late earl of Suffolk, Ralph Basset of Sapcote, knight, John de Cavendich, Simon Pakeman, Richard de Leycestre, Edmund de Stebbyng, Robert de Bradenham, Alan de Sutton and Thomas de Warsop for their lives. After the death of the earl the said bishop, Ralph, Richard, Alan and Thomas released their right in the manor to John Cavendich, Simon Pakeman and Robert de Bradenham, to whom William afterwards released all his rights therein for himself and his heirs, so that they are now tenants of the manor in fee.
William died on 7 January, 44 Edward III. Heir as in the Salop inquisition.
Writ, 13 January, 44 Edward III.
LANCASTER. Inq. taken at Eccliston, [Thursday] (fn. 1) before St. Peter in Cathedra, 45 Edward III.
Leylondshire. A fourth part of the fines and amercements of the wapentake, worth 2s. yearly; a fourth part of the free tenants of the wapentake, who render for the said fourth part 13s. 4d. yearly; and a fourth part of the bailiwick of being serjeant of the wapentake, worth nothing.
Bolton le Moors. A third part of a fourth part, and a third part of two-thirds of the said fourth part, of the manor.
All the above are held of the duke of Lancaster by knight’s service, as of the manor of West Derby, late of the inheritance of the earl de Ferrariis, by suit to the county court of Lancaster every six weeks; and the said two third parts of a fourth part of the manor of Bolton by suit to the wapentake of Salford and the duke’s court of Penwortham every three weeks.
Chorley. A third part [of a fourth part], (fn. 1) and a third part of two-thirds of a fourth part, of the manor (extent given), held of Thomas Flemmyng and William del Lee, lords of Croston, by knight’s service and by service of 2s. 9 1/3d. yearly. The extent includes free tenants of burgages.
John de Ardern and Joan his wife hold for their lives by William’s grant, by the rent of a rose yearly, a fourth part of the manor of [Chorley, a fourth part] (fn. 1) of the wapentake, bailiwick and free tenants of Leylondshire, and two-thirds of two-thirds of a fourth part of the manors of Chorley and Bolton.
William died on 8 January last. Heir as above, aged 15 years on Palm Sunday last.
Writ of certiorari super vero valore feodorum &c., 12 February, 45 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Newbotell, 22 March, 45 Edward III.
Asthorp and Farnyngo. 1 1/2 knights’ fees, held by William Stapulton.
Little Brampton. 2 1/2 knights’ fees, held by William Russelyn.
Sprotton and Haldenby. 1 1/2 knights’ fees, formerly held by Thomas de Arderne.
Bryngton. The advowson of the church.
Similar writ, 12 February, 45 Edward III.
SALOP. Inq. taken at Shrewsbury, 21 March, 45 Edward III.
Henneley. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Roger de Wellyngton.
Wildredhope. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Burga late the wife of Richard de Harley.
Wyggele. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Robert son of Robert de Dovill.
Eton. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by William de Hesulshawe.
South Stoke. One knight’s fee, held by the heir of William de Lodelowe.
Stoke upon Tyrne. The advowson of the church.
Totenhale, co. Stafford. The advowson of the deanery of the king’s free chapel.
Similar writ, 12 February, 45 Edward III.
WARWICK. Inq. taken at Coventre, Friday after St. Gregory, 45 Edward III.
Lodbrok. A messuage, 2 1/2 virgates of land, a mill and a ‘holm,’ with the advowson of the church, held by Thomas de Lodbrok for a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
La Hyde and Eton. Half a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Thomas Marshal.
Wolfheye. One fee, held by Thomas de Asteley, the younger, and Elizabeth his wife.
Asho and Caldecote. One knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Geoffrey Semaly.
Wolframcote. A moiety of a knight’s fee, formerly held by Robert de Langley.
Budbrock. A moiety of a knight’s fee, formerly held by the heirs of Philip de Gayton; and another moiety of a fee, held by the heirs of Robert de Hastynges.
Blakedon and Wridefen. 1 1/2 fees (tenant not named).
[LEICESTER.] Inq. taken at Leycestre, Saturday after St. Gregory, 45 Edward III.
Drayton. A moiety of a fee, held by Hugh Husee, knight; and a moiety of a fee, held by John de Whelesbergh.
Berlestan. A sixth part of a fee, held by …….; and a sixth part of a fee, held by Richard Yerward and Joan his wife, in right of the said Joan, kinswoman and heir of Richard Boteler.
Sybesden, Shepheye, Hegham and Wicham. Tenements held by John Burdet, kinsman and heir of Thomas de Camvile.
Sytheston. 2 virgates (?) of land formerly belonging to ……., held by John Stafford, clerk.
Stokton and Burton. 9 virgates of land, held by the heirs of Thomas Fryday ……..
…….. Half a fee, held by ……..
Glenfeld. …………………..
Burton and Upton. A moiety of a knight’s fee and a half, held by Margaret de Nevile, kinswoman and one of the heirs of Robert de la Warde, knight; and another moiety of a knight’s fee and a half, held by Richard de Meynill, kinsman and heir of the same Robert.
Ansty. 5 virgates of land, lately belonging to Thomas ……… severally held by ………, Roger son of Ralph, and others.
Swytheland. 27 virgates of land, held by the daughters and heirs of John Walais (?), knight, for a twentieth and a fortieth part of a knight’s fee.
Burton Overay.. 1/2 virgates of land, held by the heirs of Osbert de Berford.
Wikyngeston. 2 virgates of land, held by the heir of William de Wynterburn by serjeanty.
Sytheston. 10 virgates of land, held by the tenants of the lands late of William Maunsel for a twentieth part of a knight’s fee.
Hathern. Half a knight’s fee, held in alms by the heirs of Robert son of Adam.
Sapcote. A third part of half a knight’s fee, formerly belonging to William Marsch’, held by Ralph Basset of Sapcote.
Dalyngton and Hegham. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the earl of Pembroke.
Barkeby. Half a fee, held by Thomas le ……..
…….. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the prior of Chaucumbe.
Waltham. Half a fee, held by the abbot of Croxston.
Thorpe Arnhold, Aylmerthorp, Thorneby, Petlyng, Busseby, Belgrave, Cropston, Brandesby, ……, Outheby, ……, Claybrok. Tenements held by ……… Haryngworth. [The rest of the document is illegible.]
Letter of attorney of Margaret late the wife of the said William to Clement Spice and Robert de Melton, clerk, to sue for and receive her dower.
Writ to the escheator to assign dower to the said Margaret in the presence of Luke de Ponynges, to whom the king has committed the custody of the lands late of the said William; as the king has taken her oath not to marry without licence. 20 May, 45 Edward III.
OXFORD. Assignment of dower (indented) made at Hethe in the presence of John Robyn, attorney of the said Luke, and of Nicholas de Bysshebury, clerk, attorney of the said Margaret. 8 August, 45 Edward III.
Hethe. Lands &c. in the manor, as divided by metes and stakes (stach’).
Fields &c. named:—Orchardesforlongbuttes, Codhammedeforlong, Orchardesforlong, Shortesforlong, Sandelforlong, Oldmilforlong (?), Doffordesforlong, Sourlondesforlong, Buryhommede, Feldmede, Southammede and Acmannesmede.
Tenants named:—John Horton, Adam Brambele, Walter Broun, Alice Horton, Roger Hugan, John Robyn and William Hoges.
Similar writ, 20 May, 45 Edward III.
LEICESTER. Assignment of dower made on 4 June, 45 Edward III. [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1369–1374, pp. 350–352.]
Similar writ, 20 May, 45 Edward III.
ESSEX. Assignment of dower made on 29 May, 45 Edward III. [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1369–1374, pp. 348–350.] Much faded.
NORTHAMPTON. Assignment of dower made on 25 June, 45 Edward III. [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1369–1374, pp. 354–355.]
Similar writ, 20 May, 45 Edward III.
LANCASTER. Assignment of dower made on 20 June, 45 Edward III. [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1369–1374, p. 355.]
SALOP. Assignment of dower on 25 June, 45 Edward III. [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1369–1374, pp. 355–356.]
BUCKINGHAM. Assignment of dower on 16 July, 45 Edward III. [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1369–1374, pp. 352–354.]
Writ to the sheriff of Northampton to deliver to the said Margaret the advowson of the church of Bryngton, assigned to her as dower. 20 November, 45 Edward III.
Endorsed with note of delivery.
C. Edw. III. File 219. (whole file.)
E. Inq. P.M., File 33. (9.) (Salop, Stafford and Lancaster.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 156. (7.) (Leicester.)

Footnotes

  • 1. The words in square brackets are supplied from the Exchequer copy.