Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 245

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A. E. Stamp. J. B. W. Chapman. Cyril Flower. M. C. B. Dawes. L. C. Hector, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 245', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 14, Edward III, (London, 1952) pp. 129-143. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol14/pp129-143 [accessed 24 May 2024].

A. E. Stamp. J. B. W. Chapman. Cyril Flower. M. C. B. Dawes. L. C. Hector. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 245", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 14, Edward III, (London, 1952) 129-143. British History Online, accessed May 24, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol14/pp129-143.

Stamp, A. E.. Chapman, J. B. W.. Flower, Cyril. Dawes, M. C. B.. Hector, L. C. . "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 245", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 14, Edward III, (London, 1952). 129-143. British History Online. Web. 24 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol14/pp129-143.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 245

136. BALDWIN DE FREVILL, knight.
Writ, 8 April, 49 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. taken at Marleberghe, 18 December, 49 Edward III.
Yatesbury. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of Gilbert de Islee [by knight’s service]. (fn. 1)
He died on 23 (fn. 2) March last. Baldwin de Frevill, knight, his son, aged 25 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 8 April, 49 Edward III.
WARWICK. Inq. (indented) taken at Warrewyk, Monday the feast of St. Barnabas, 49 Edward III.
Tomworth. The castle (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service. The extent includes a meadow called ‘le Castelmedewe,’ a watermill, and 20s. rents of free tenants and cottagers.
Midelton. Two-thirds of the manor, held of the dean and chapter of the collegiate church of St. Edith, Tomworth, by service of 6s. 8d. yearly. The lord Basset has a yearly rent of 10l. to him and his heirs from one of the said two-thirds by a deed of the said Baldwin. All the land pertaining to the manor lies untilled as pasture.
Lee. The manor, held of the king in chief.
Stretford by Tomworth. The manor, held of Richard Riggele, lord of Croxhale, by knight’s service.
Shortle. The manor, held of the prior of Coventre by service of 57s. 4d. and 1 lb. pepper yearly.
Beaudesert. The castle and manor, and the manors of Heneley, Whitchirche and Wellesburn Montfort. By a fine levied in the king’s court at Westminster in the octave of Hilary, 23 Edward III, between Guy de Monteforti, now deceased, and Margaret his wife, now a professed nun, querents, and Richard de Budeford, chaplain, Thomas de Compton and others, deforciants, the said deforciants granted the reversion of the said castle and manors expectant on the demise of Peter de Monteforti, knight, who held them for life of their inheritance, to the said Guy and Margaret and the heirs of Guy’s body, with remainder in default of such heirs to Thomas de Bello Campo, late earl of Warwick, and Katharine his wife, and the heirs of the said earl. Before the said fine and at the time of the levying thereof the said castle and the manors of Whitchirche and Wellesburn were held of the said earl, who in turn held them of the king. After the death of Guy without heir of his body, and after the profession of Margaret, the said late earl, by a fine levied in the king’s court with the king’s licence in three weeks from Michaelmas, 35 Edward III, granted the reversion of the castle and manor of Beaudesert and the manors of Whitchirche and Wellesburn expectant on the demise of Peter de Monteforti to John de Bukyngham, Ralph Basset of Sapecote and others, who thereupon granted the same to him for life, with remainder after his death and the death of the said Peter to Thomas his son in tail male. The manor of Henley in Ardern is held of the earl of Stafford, service not known. The said late earl, by his charter and release enrolled on the dorse of the Close Roll of August, 43 Edward III, granted the reversion of that manor after the death of the aforesaid Peter to John de Bukyngham, now bishop of Lincoln, John de Bello Campo and others, to whom the said Peter attorned. Peter outlived the late earl and Katharine, and on his death Thomas de Bello Campo, now earl of Warwick, entered into the castle and manor of Beaudesert and the manors of Whitchirche and Wellesburn by virtue of the above fines, and the said bishop, John de Bello Campo and others entered into the manor of Henley, and both parties granted their respective manors &c. to Baldwin Frevill, to hold at their will. Baldwin received the profits thereof until his death, but had no other estate therein. Immediately after his death the earl and the bishop entered respectively into the said castle and manors, and have received the profits thereof until now.
He died on Tuesday after the Annunciation last. Heir as above.
Writ, 8 April, 49 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inq. (indented) taken at Gloucester, Monday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 49 Edward III.
He held no lands &c. in the said county and march.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inq. (indented) taken at Hereford, Thursday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 49 Edward III.
Tadynton and Mawne. The manors (extents given), held of the king in chief by barony.
Bradeford and Verne. The manors (extents given), held of the earl of Ormond by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
He died on 27 March last. Baldwin his son, aged 21 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 8 April, 49 Edward III.
WORCESTER. Inq. taken at Bremesgrave, 28 May, 49 Edward III.
He held nothing in his demesne as of fee in the said county.
He died on 10 April last (sic). Heir as above, aged 24 years and more.
Writ, 8 November, 49 Edward III.
STAFFORD. Inq. taken at Tamworth, 17 January, 49 Edward III.
Tamworth. A garden called ‘le Frere Orchard,’ and rents of 40d. and 1 lb. pepper, pertaining to the castle of Tamworth, held of the king in chief by knight’s service; and the advowson of the deanery and of five prebends in the collegiate church, to which the king has presented one dean and several prebendaries, for what cause the jurors know not. All the above he held in fee tail, to him and Ida his wife, now deceased, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs, by gift and feoffment of Baldwin de Wyteneye by a fine levied in the king’s court and with the king’s licence.
Wygynton. 2a. meadow, held of the heir of the earl of Pembroke, a minor in the king’s wardship, service not known.
He died on Wednesday after the Annunciation last. Baldwin, his son by the said Ida, aged 25 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 18 November, 49 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Holtham, Friday after the Conception, 49 Edward III.
Wilseby and Conyngesby. 14a. land and meadow, held of the king in chief, service not known.
He died on 26 March last. Baldwin his son, aged 26 years and more, is his heir.
Writ of plura, 29 November, 49 Edward III.
WARWICK. Inq. made at Tamworth, 17 January, 49 Edward III.
Tamworth. The castle (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Middelton. A third part and a moiety of a fourth part of the manor, held of the dean and chapter of the collegiate church of St. Edith, Tamworth, by service of 2s. 6d. yearly. The manor is charged with 10l. yearly to the lord de Basset.
All held in fee tail, to him and Ida his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs, by a fine levied in the king’s court and with the king’s licence.
La Lee. The manor, held for life by Eleanor de la Launde, with reversion to Baldwin and his heirs, by fealty; and 5 marks rent, held by Baldwin as parcel of the castle aforesaid.
Pathelowe. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of the heir of the earl of Pembroke by service of 20s. yearly.
Chesterton. A messuage and 1a. land, held of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, services not known.
Wyshawe. 5s. 10d. rent, tenure not known.
Fresele. 12d. rent, held as parcel of the castle aforesaid.
Merston by Kynnesbury. 53s. 4d. rent, tenure not known.
Crodeshale. 20a. untilled land, held of the earl of Warrewyk, services not known.
Date of death and heir as above (Stafford inquisition).
Writ of certiorari super vero valore feodorum &c., 2 December, 49 Edward III.
WARWICK [AND LEICESTER]. Inq. made at Tamworth, 17 January, 49 Edward III.
Waverton, Roddebrok and Radeclyve. One knight’s fee, held by Thomas Cuyly.
Derdon and Waverton. One knight’s fee, held by William de Chetewynde, Roger Hillary and Hugh de Grendon.
Freseleye. Two-thirds of a knight’s fee, held by Richard Whitacre.
Whitacre. Half a knight’s fee, formerly held by Jordan de Whitacre.
Waverton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, formerly held by Michael de Longedon; and one fee, formerly held by William de Fago.
Polee. One knight’s fee, held by Richard Herthull.
Fresleye. A third part of a knight’s fee, held by Gregory de Freseleye.
Whitacre [and] Drakenegge. One knight’s fee, held by Giles son of Ralph.
La Lee. One knight’s fee, formerly held by James de la Launde.
Odeston, Shakerston, Sharneford and Shenesby. 3 1/2 fees, held by the earl of Pembroke.
Ailmersthorp and Somurdeby. One knight’s fee, held by William Maureward.
Langedon by Kybbeworth. Half a knight’s fee, formerly held by Simon de Langedon.
Snarkeston and Wystanstowe. One knight’s fee, held by Ralph Basset.
Tamworth. Advowsons as above (Stafford inquisition).
All the above fees and advowsons pertain to the castle of Tamworth, and were held by the said Baldwin in fee tail, to him and Ida his wife, deceased, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs, by a fine levied in the king’s court and with the king’s licence.
Date of death and heir as above (Stafford inquisition).
C. Edw. III. File 245. (1.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 40. (1.) (Hereford and Stafford.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 173. (24.) (Wilts.)
Do. Do. No. 176. (3.) (Warwick.)
137. GEOFFREY SON OF EDMUND GASCELYN.
Writ, 13 March, 49 Edward III.
WILTS. Inq. taken at Devyses, 6 April, 49 Edward III.
Shulden and Chippenham. The manor, held in fee tail jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives, to them and the heirs of their bodies, of the king in chief by knight’s service, by gift of Peter de Sutton and Gilbert Prouet, vicar of the church of Preston Candevre, by a fine levied in the king’s court with the king’s licence.
Great Chiverel. The manor, held of Nicholas Burnel, knight, by knight’s service. By an indenture dated Friday before St. George, 47 Edward III, he demised it (except a dovecote, a chamber, a stable, 4a. arable, and 1a. 3r. meadow) to Ralph Cheyne, knight, for 10 years from Michaelmas in that year at a rent of 16l. 13s. 4d.
Budestone. The manor, held of the same Nicholas at a fee-farm of 20 marks yearly.
He died on Wednesday after St. Matthias last. Christina Gascelyn, his daughter, aged 19 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 13 March, 49 Edward III.
DORSET. Inq. taken at Craneborn, Thursday before SS. Philip and James, 49 Edward III.
Pyt[rec]hesham. 10 marks yearly rent issuing from the manor, (which Robert Bridemere holds for life by his demise), together with the reversion of the manor after Robert’s death. Two-thirds of the manor are held of the earl of March, of the honor of Gloucester, by service of 1 lb. cummin yearly; and one-third is held of Edmund Fitz Herbert, knight, by a yearly rent of 4s. 6d.
Date of death as above. His next heirs are his two daughters, Christina and Christina, one aged 36 years and more, and the other 19 years and more.
Writ to J. bishop of Bath and Wells,—on a petition from Christina the younger alleging that she is the one and only heir of the said Geoffrey because Christina the elder is a nun of the house of Mynchenbarwe and professed in that order,—to enquire whether the said Christina is so professed, and whether she had any lawful heir of her body before she assumed the habit of the order, and, if so, whether that heir is still alive. 7 May, 49 Edward III.
Notification by John bishop of Bath and Wells that, having examined the said Christina the elder and the prioress and nuns of Mynchenbarwe and others interested, he finds that Christina entered the order of nuns in the said priory and assumed the habit of the order there and was professed therein at the age of 14 years and more, and for 5 years publicly wore the said habit, and had no heir of her body surviving when she entered the order, so far as the bishop can ascertain.
C. Edw. III. File 245. (2.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 40. (16.) (Dorset.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 173. (9.) (Wilts.)
138. JOHN DE GREY of Retherfeld, knight.
Writ, 7 June, 49 Edward III.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Duston, 15 June, 49 Edward III.
Duston. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service as parcel of the honor of Peverel, as of the crown. The extent includes a fulling-mill.
He died on Monday after Ascension day last. Bartholomew Grey, knight, his son, aged 28 years and more, is his heir.
Writ, 7 June, 49 Edward III.
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Henle, Saturday the feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 49 Edward III.
Retherfeld. One moiety of the manor, (fn. 3) with the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief by knight’s service; and the other moiety, called ‘Baggerugg,’ held of the duke of Lancaster by knight’s service.
Somerton. A moiety of the manor, with the advowson of the church at every other turn, held of the king in chief by knight’s service, as of the fee of Arsik.
Stanlake. He was once seised of a fourth part of the manor jointly with Maud his wife, who survives, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his own right heirs. Long before his death he gave the said fourth part to Edmund Giffard of Stanlake and Alice his wife for their lives at a yearly rent of 10 marks. It is held of the lord de Couucy in right of Isabel his wife, service not known.
He died on 4 June last. Heir as above, aged 24 years and more.
Writ, 7 June, 49 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. taken at Derteford, 11 July, 49 Edward III.
Leysdon in the isle of Schepeye. 40s. rent, held of the king in chief by service of paying 30s. for ward of Dover castle, which is in the king’s hand, and by service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee.
Date of death and heir as last above.
Writ, 7 June, 49 Edward III.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Shobyndon, Thursday before SS. Peter and Paul, 49 Edward III.
Estclaydon. 4 virgates of land, parcel of the manor of Estclaydon, held of the king, as of the honor of Peverel, by knight’s service; and the residue of the manor (extent given), held of the earl of Warwick by knight’s service.
Shobyndon. The manor (extent given), held of Edward prince of Wales, as of the honor of Wallingford, by knight’s service. The extent includes a several fishery and 40a. wood near the forest of Bernewod.
He held all the premises for life by grant of Nicholas Tudemerssh, Thomas Coubrugge and Walter Yonge, with remainder to Bartholomew de Grey, knight, his son, and Philippa the latter’s wife, and the heirs of their bodies.
Date of death and heir as last above.
Writ, 7 June, 49 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at York, in the castle, 26 June, 49 Edward III.
Bedale. A moiety of the manor (extent given), charged by gift of the said John with a yearly rent of 10l. to Nicholas de Shaffeld for life. The extent includes a moiety of a weekly market on Tuesday.
Ascam. A moiety of the manor (extent given).
Both moieties held of John duke of Brittany and earl of Richmond by knight’s service.
Upton. The manor (extent given), held of John duke of Lancaster by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Stylingflete. The manor (extent given), held of Edward prince of England, in right of his wife, by knight’s service.
The last two manors he held jointly with Maud his wife, who survives.
Kylwardby. The manor (extent given), and lands &c. in Westaycoscoghs in the hands of tenants at will, held of John duke of Brittany and earl of Richmond by knight’s service.
Estaycoscoghs. Lands &c. in the hands of tenants at will, held of Henry Fitz Hugh, knight, by knight’s service.
Baynton. A sixth part of the manor, in the hands of tenants at will, held of the heir of John de Moubray of Axholm by knight’s service.
The last three items he held jointly with Maud his wife, who survives, by a fine levied in the king’s court in 26 Edward III.
Date of death and heir as last above.
C. Edw. III. File 245. (3.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 37. (17.) (Buckingham and Northampton.)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 173. (29.) (Oxford.)
139. BARTHOLOMEW DE GREY of Rutherfeld, knight.
(Writ missing.)
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Henle, Thursday before St. Nicholas, 49 Edward III.
Rutherfeld. One moiety of the manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief by knight’s service; and the other moiety, called ‘Baggerugge,’ held of the duke of Lancaster by knight’s service. An extent of the manor is given.
He died on Sunday the feast of St. Martin last. Robert Grey, his brother, aged 26 years and more, is his heir.
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 173. (19.)
140. ALESIA LATE THE WIFE OF RALPH LATE BARON OF GREYSTOK.
Writ of certiorari super vero valore feodorum &c., 24 May, 49 Edward III.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Newcastle upon Tyne, Thursday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 49 Edward III.
Horsle. The advowson of the church, held in dower after the death of her said husband.
Ulgham. Lands &c. held of her by John Gray, as of her manor of Morpath, by service of a seventieth part of a knight’s fee.
WESTMORELAND. Inq. taken at Appelby, 1 June, 49 Edward III.
Yanewhit with Amotbryg. The manor, held of her by William de Therlekyld, as of her dower of the manor of Dofeton, by service of one knight’s fee.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penreth, 3 June, 49 Edward III.
Aldeby and Dalmane. The hamlets, held of her by the heirs of Thomas de Laton, as of her dower of the manor of Graystok, by service of a sixtieth part of a knight’s fee.
Mothirby. Lands &c. held of her by Thomas de Mothirby of the same manor by service of a seventieth part of a knight’s fee.
C. Edw. III. File 245. (4.)
(Writ missing.)
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Bedford, Monday after St. Matthias, 49 Edward III.
Wymboldeston. A third part of two-thirds of a messuage, 40a. arable, 1a. meadow, and third parts of a several fishery, of a yearly rent of 4 capons, of the rents and services of 12 villeins, of 23s. 8d. rent of free tenants, and of pleas and perquisites of court, all held in dower after the death of her said husband of the inheritance of Ralph now baron of Graystok, kinsman and heir of her said husband. The said third part, together with the other two-thirds of all the lands &c. aforesaid, are held of the king in chief by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee.
She died on 20 January last. The said Ralph, now baron, aged 22 years and more, is her heir.
Cf. No. 80.
E. Inq. P.M. File 37. (19.)
141. THOMAS DE GRAUNSON, knight.
Writ, 9 November, 49 Edward III.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Bruggewater, 20 November, 49 Edward III.
Burnham. The manor, held of William Cogan, knight, in chief, of his manor of Honispul, by knight’s service.
Brene. The manor, held in chief of the heirs of Robert Broun, knight, by knight’s service.
Both the above he held for life by grant of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, with reversion to the earl and his heirs.
He died on Thursday the feast of All Saints last. Heir not known.
Writ, 9 November, 49 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Newent, 19 January, 49 Edward III.
Dymmok. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief, as of the king’s ancient demesne, by service of rendering 1d. at Christmas.
Oxenhale. The manor (extent given), held in fee tail of Edmund [de] Mortuo Mari, earl of March, as of the inheritance of Geoffrey de Genevyle, by service of half a knight’s fee. The extent includes a park with deer.
He died on Monday after All Saints. Heir not known.
Writ to the escheator to make further enquiry as to the heirs of the said Thomas. 1 February, 50 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Return that the escheator finds by means of the jury in the above inquisition and of other good and lawful men, that Thomas held the manor of Dymmok in fee tail. King Edward I granted it, together with 46l. 6s. 3d. rent in the manor and town of Derteford, co. Kent, to William de Grandissono and Sibyl his wife, grandfather and grandmother of the said Thomas, to wit, father and mother of Otto his father, in exchange for the manors of Ihamme and Idenn, co. Sussex, to hold by service of rendering 1d. yearly at Christmas. It is now found that, as he died without heir of his body, his next heirs are William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, aged 40 years and more, son of Katharine one of the sisters of the said Otto, John Northwode, knight, of Kent, aged 30 years and more, son of Roger son of Agnes another sister of Otto, Roger Beauchamp, aged 13 years, son of Roger son of Sibyl daughter of Mabel a third sister of Otto, Thomas Facombergh, knight, aged 30 years and more, son of Maud another daughter of the said Mabel, Alice wife of Thomas Wake of Bl[isworth], knight, aged 50 years, a third daughter of the said Mabel, and Katharine late the wife of Robert Todenham, knight, aged 50 years, a fourth daughter of the said Mabel.
Writ of plenius certiorari as to the estate of the said Thomas in the manor of Oxenhale. 16 July, 50 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Gloucester, Wednesday after St. Matthew, 50 Edward III.
Peter de Graunson, his uncle, was seised of the manor in demesne as of fee, and gave it to him and the heirs of his body, with remainder to Elizabeth la Despenser and her heirs. As he died without heir of his body, it should remain after his death and the death of Elizabeth to Guy son of Guy de Briene, knight, son and heir of Elizabeth, aged 22 years and more.
Writ, 9 November, 49 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. taken at Derteford, 19 November, 49 Edward III.
Derteford. 44l. 14s. 3 3/4d. rent in the manor and town, and no more because shortly before the death of the said Thomas John de Beauchamp, knight, acquired [from him part] of a larger rent of 46l. 6s. 3 1/4d. there, and moreover there is to be deducted yearly 23s. 11d. on account of divers parcels of meadow in the salt meadow of Derteford from which that rent used to be received and which are inundated by the sea.
Asshe, Faukham, Chelisfeld and Esthalle. The manors, held to him and the heirs of his body by grant of John Isle, John Idelegh, Nicholas Bakere of Pekham, Alan Cheliscoumbe, John Bakere of Stanstede, Richard Northwych, John Bentele, clerk, and Geoffrey Waldenne, with successive remainders to William de Briene, son of Guy de Briene, and the heirs of his body, to Philip de Briene, William’s brother, and the heirs of his body, and to Guy de Briene and his heirs.
Kemesynge and le Sele. A fine was levied at Westminster in the quinzaine of Easter, 43 Edward III, touching the said manor with its appurtenances, except the advowson of the church of the manor, between Guy de Briene, knight, John de Briene, clerk, John Bakwelle and Robert Dedewych, clerk, querents, and John Isle, John Idelegh and the others named above, deforciants, whereby the deforciants surrendered the manor to the querents for life, with successive remainders to the said Thomas de Graunsoun, knight, and the heirs of his body, to William son of the said Guy, who is now living, and the heirs of his body, to Philip brother of the said William and the heirs of his body, and to Guy de Briene and his heirs. The querents immediately surrendered their estate in the manor to the said Thomas, to hold according to the form of the said fine.
The manors of Kemesyng, Chelisfeld and le Sele are held immediately of the earl of March by knight’s service; the manor of Asshe is held of the lord de Mounbray, as of his manor of Riesh, by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee; the manor of Faukham is held of the bishop of Rochester by knight’s service; and the manor of Esthalle is held immediately of the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, by knight’s service, as of gavelkind tenure.
Esthalle. 5a. wood, parcel of the manor, held of Reynold de Cobham by service of 8d. yearly.
He died on Monday after All Saints last. William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, aged 40 years, John de Northwode of Kent, knight, aged 30 years, Roger son of Roger de Beauchaump, aged 13 years and more, William (sic) de Faucomberge, aged 30 years, the heir of Robert de Tudenham, age not known, and the heir of Thomas Wake, age not known, are his next heirs.
Copy of a fine made in the king’s court at Westminster in the quinzaine of Easter, 43 Edward III, between Thomas de Grandissono, knight, querent, and John Isle, John Idelegh, Nicholas Baker of Pekham, Alan de Chellescombe, John Baker of Stanstede, Richard Northwych, John Benteley, clerk, and Geoffrey Waldene, deforciants, whereby the deforciants, for themselves and the heirs of Geoffrey, granted that the manors of Chellesfelde and Esthalle, which Nicholas Bonde, knight, and Beatrice his wife held for the life of the said Beatrice of the inheritance of the said Geoffrey, should remain after the death of Beatrice to the said Thomas and the heirs of his body, with remainders as above (last inquisition).
Note at foot: Examined in the Receipt of the Exchequer by John de Freton, and it agrees with the fine.
Copy of a fine made on the same date and between the same parties whereby the deforciants, for themselves and the heirs of John Idelegh, granted that the manors of Asshe and Faukham, which the said Nicholas and Beatrice held as above of the inheritance of the said John Idelegh, should remain after the death of Beatrice to the said Thomas and the heirs of his body, with remainders as above (last inquisition).
Note at foot, as above.
Writ to the escheator to make further enquiries as to the heirs of the said Thomas. 1 February, 50 Edward III.
KENT. Return dated at Derteford, 10 February, 50 Edward III.
He held of the king in chief a rent of 46l. 6s. 3d. in the manor and town of Derteford in fee tail. Edward I gave the said rent, together with the manor of Dymmok, co. Gloucester, to William de Grandissono and Sibyl his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to Sibyl’s right heirs, in exchange for the manors of Ihamme and Idenn, co. Sussex, to hold by a rent of 1d. at Christmas. Names and relationship of his heirs set out, as in the Gloucester return above.
Writ to the escheator to make a partition of the rent of 46l. 6s. 3d. into three equal parts, and to deliver to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, his pourparty thereof. 16 February, 50 Edward III. [Cf. Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1369–1377, p. 338.]
KENT. Return made at Derteford, 15 March, 50 Edward III.
According to the above return made at Derteford on 10 February the said Thomas held of the king in chief a yearly rent of 46l. 6s. 3 1/4d. in the manor and town of Derteford. It was also found by the jurors in the said inquisition that 20 years ago 8s. 0 1/2d. of the said rent was alienated to John de Beauchamp, knight, and that divers parcels of meadow in the salt marsh of Derteford, from which 23s. 11d. of the said rent used to be forthcoming, are now inundated by the sea. So there is left a balance of 44l. 14s. 3 3/4d., whereof a lawful partition has been made according to the annexed writ.
The share assigned to Margaret late the wife of the said Thomas as dower, as appears in detail in a memorandum already returned into Chancery, amounts to [14]l. 18s. 1 1/4d.
The share of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, being a third part after deducting the dower, consists of rents of divers tenants (named), rent of a tenement called ‘Stonhous’ at Fulleswich, and a share of the amercements of the view of frankpledge; total, 9l. 18s. 8 3/4d. and a third part (of a farthing).
The share of John de Northwode, being a like third part, consists of rents of divers tenants (named) and a share of the amercements &c.; total, 9l. 18s. 8 3/4d. and a third part (of a farthing).
The share of Roger Beauchamp, being a fourth part of a like third part, consists of rents of tenants (named), rents leviable from certain tenants at Asshefeld, and a share of the amercements &c.; total 49s. 8d. and a third part of a farthing.
The share of Katharine late the wife of Robert de Tudenham, knight, is similar and amounts to the same sum.
The share of Alice wife of Thomas Wake of Bleseworth is similar and amounts to the same sum.
The share of Thomas Facomberge, retained in the king’s hand, is similar and amounts to the same sum.
There are reserved to the said William, John, Roger, Katharine, Alice and Thomas their shares of the amount of the rent alienated as above, when it shall be recovered; of the rents in the salt marsh when it can be reclaimed (relucrari); and of the dower of the aforesaid Margaret.
C. Edw. III. File 245. (5.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 40. (15.) (Somerset.)
Writ to the escheator in co. Gloucester to assign to Margaret late the wife of the said Thomas her dower of all her husband’s lands in his bailiwick… February, 50 Edward III. Mutilated.
Writ to the same to make a partition of the manor of Dymmok into three equal parts, and to deliver to the earl of [Salisbury] his pourparty thereof. 16 February, 50 Edward III. [Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1369–1377, p. 338.]
Writ to the same to divide into four equal parts the pourparty of the manor of Dymmok falling to Roger son of Roger de Beauchamp, Thomas Faucomberge, Alice wife of Thomas Wake of Bliseworth and Katharine late the wife of Robert de Tudenham, knight, and deliver to the said Roger his share thereof. 18 February, 50 Edward III. [Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1369–1377, p. 334.]
Writ to the same to deliver to John de Northwode, Thomas Wake and Alice his wife, and Katharine late the wife of Robert de Tudenham, their shares of the same manor, retaining in the king’s hand until further order the share of Thomas Faucomberge. 20 February, 50 Edward III. [Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1369–1377, p. 347.]
E. Inq. P.M. File 40. (15.)
142. JOAN and CECILY HEIRS (fn. 4) OF THOMAS DE GRAVESENDE, knight.
Writ of devenerunt, 12 October, 49 Edward III.
KENT. Inq. taken at Dertforde on the eve of SS. Simon and Jude, 49 Edward III.
Gravesende. 2a. land, held of the king in chief by knight’s service; and 18a. land, held of the king in chief in gavelkind, services not known.
Nutstede. The manor, held of Joan Kirkeby, as of the manor of Hortone, by service of one knight’s fee.
Milton by Gravesende. The manor of Parrok, held of Robert Bacoun, as of his manor of Wodford, by service of half a knight’s fee; and 40a. land, held in gavelkind of Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, services not known.
They died on the feast of St. Margaret last. Their heirs of the gavelkind lands, which are partible between males, are (1) John Mokkyng of co. Essex, aged 30 years, and William his brother, aged 28 years, sons of Walter son of Alice sister of Richard father of Thomas (de Gravesende, knight) father of the said Cecily and grandfather of the said Joan, (2) Alice atte Wode, aged 22 years, whom John Asketyn has taken to wife and by whom he has issue, and who is daughter of John son of Maud, another sister of the said Richard, and (3) Robert Goshalm of co. Essex, aged 23 years, son of Richard son of the said Alice sister of Richard by Richard Goshalm her second husband. The said John Mokkyng and Alice atte Wode are heirs of the lands held at common law.
C. Edw. III. File 245. (6.)
143. MARGARET LATE THE WIFE OF ROBERT HUNTELE.
Writ, 5 November, 49 Edward III.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Gloucester, 24 November, 49 Edward III.
Abbenhale. A messuage, a carucate of land lying untilled and in common, and 100s. rent.
Little Dene by Abbenhale. 60s. rent.
All held jointly with Robert her husband, who survives, of the king in chief by service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee, rendering 30s. yearly. She had issue by the said Robert, so that he ought to hold by the courtesy of England.
She died on Sunday after Michaelmas last. John Greyndore, aged 19 years, her son by Laurence Greindore, her former husband, is her heir.
C. Edw. III. File 245. (7.)
144. WILLIAM DE HORNEBY.
Writ of precipimus, 13 November, 49 Edward III.
YORK. Inq. taken at Howden, 7 December, 49 Edward III.
Spaldyngton. A messuage and a half and 3a. land, held of Peter son and heir of Thomas del Hay, a minor in the king’s wardship, by knight’s service. The said Peter is in the king’s wardship because his father held certain lands &c. in Spaldyngton of the heir of the baron of Graystok, then a minor in the king’s wardship, by knight’s service.
William died on 6 September, 43 Edward III. Margaret his daughter, aged 5 years and more, is his heir. Since his death William de Horneby, clerk, has had possession of the premises and received the profits thereof, by what title the jurors know not.
C. Edw. III. File 245. (8.)
145. JOHN DE HEVENYNGHAM, knight.
Writ after the death of the said John, who is said to have held by knight’s service of the bishopric of London, now void and in the king’s hand. 22 August, 49 Edward III.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Maldon, 18 September, 49 Edward III.
He held no lands &c. in the said county of the bishopric of London; but he held:—
Little Toteham. The manor, held of the king, as of the honor of Hawle, by service of doing suit to the court of Hawle once a month.
Assyndon, Hakewell and Southbemflete. 60a. land, 140a. marsh and rents of 2s. and 1 lb. pepper, with the advowsons of the church of Goldhangre and the chapel of Little Totham, tenure not known, but not held of the king.
Totham. A messuage and 100a. land, held of the dean of St. Paul’s, London, and the earl of Hereford, service not known.
Goldangre. 80a. land, held of John Bourser by service of 4s. yearly.
Estwode and Sutton. 2 messuages and a carucate of land, held of the king, as of the honor of Reylegh, by service of doing suit to the court of Reylegh once a month.
All the above he held jointly with Joan his wife, who survives, to them and his heirs.
He died on Thursday after the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last. John de Hevenyngham, his son, aged 19 years and more, is his heir.
Writ of certiorari to the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer touching the tenure of the manor of Totham. 8 November, 49 Edward III.
Return: The following entry—Totteham, Essex, 2 fees, John de Gerpenville tenant—is found in a book of the fees which are held of the king in chief and render ward to Dover castle once a year. They are called constabulary fees from a certain count of Boulogne who was first appointed constable of that castle by the old King Henry. This count was the first to grant to the same king and his heirs ward for the said castle from the fees which were then held of him but are now held of the king.
Similar writ, 27 April, 50 Edward III.
C. Edw. III. File 245. (9.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 38. (12.)
146. JOHN HORCY.
(Writ missing.)
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Briggewater, Tuesday before St. Laurence, 49 Edward III.
Cherleton Makerel. A moiety of the manor, with the advowson of its church at every other turn, held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee. John Cary holds of the said moiety a messuage and 29a. land therein by homage and fealty, a rent of 1 lb. pepper, and suit of court.
Pegenesse, Hooke, Niwelonde and La Burgh. 100a. pasture, held of the king in chief by payment of 20s. yearly, which payment the sheriff used to receive at his tourn of Lupston in Michaelmas term.
Horcy. The manor, held of the duke of Lancaster, service not known. This he held jointly with Eleanor his wife, who survives, by gift of Thomas atte Rewe, rector of Greynton, John Kikke, vicar of Wemedon, Philip Maubank, John Sidenham, and Nicholas Uske, chaplain, to him and the said Eleanor and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs.
Swyndon. A messuage, a carucate of land and 6a. meadow, held of Elizabeth Blont in chief by service of 1d. yearly.
Postryg. 66s. 8d. rent from a messuage and a carucate of land held for life by Robert Crosse, parson of Spaxton, and Robert Crosse the younger, together with the reversion of the said messuage and land, which are held of Robert le Fitz Payn, service not known.
The last two items he held for life jointly with the said Eleanor by gift of the persons named above, with successive remainders to Thomas, his son by the said Eleanor, for life, and to his own right heirs.
Cleangre. The reversion of a messuage and 60a. land held for life by John Kevernowe at a rent of a rose yearly, with remainder to Richard Mareys for life at a rent of 6s. 8d. yearly, and afterwards to the heirs of John Horcy.
He died on Sunday before St. James. John his son, aged 11 years, is his heir.
C. Edw. III. File 245. (10.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 40. (14.)
147. AGNES DE GERBERESTON.
DEVON. Inq. (indented) taken at Chepyngtoriton, 24 October, 49 Edward III.
[Brussheford]. (fn. 5) A messuage and a carucate of land, held for life of the inheritance of Robert son of William Speek, chaplain, who abjured the realm for felony. And there is there of the same inheritance 43s. rent, and also a watermill which used to render 2 marks yearly but now renders nothing because the mill-pond is destroyed by a flood.
She died on 1 October, 48 Edward III. William Speek received the issues from the time of her death until the taking of this inquisition; but the king ought to have them from her death until that of the said Robert le Speek on account of his felony and abjuration, because he holds the said land and rent in fee tail.
C. Edw. III. File 245. (11.)
E. Inq. P.M. File 40. (21.)

Footnotes

  • 1. The words in square brackets are omitted in the Chancery inquisition.
  • 2. The Exchequer copy gives the date of death as 26 March.
  • 3. The Exchequer enrolment gives an extent of the manor.
  • 4. Wrongly described in the writ as daughters; Joan, in fact, being a grand-daughter.
  • 5. The name of the place, omitted in the Chancery inquisition, is given in an interlineation in the Exchequer copy.