Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 14, Edward III. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.
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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 241
|85.||WARIN ALAYN, an idiot.|
|Writ, 16 May, 49 Edward III.|
|DORSET.||Inq. (indented) taken at Wymbourne Mynstre, Saturday after St. Bartholomew, 49 Edward III.|
He died on 25 April, 48 Edward III, holding:—
Wymborn Mynstre. A tenement worth 5s. yearly, held of the church of St. Edburga of Wymbourne aforesaid by service of 12d. yearly. It was taken into the king’s hand, where it still remains, by reason of his idiocy.
Richard Alayn, his brother, aged 50 years, is his heir.
|C. Edw. III. File 241. (1.)|
|E. Inq. P.M. File 40. (18.) (fn. 1)|
|86.||ELIZABETH LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN MALEWAYN, LATE COUNTESS OF ATHOL.|
|Writ, 4 November, 49 Edward III.|
|YORK.||Inq. taken at York, Wednesday in the second week of Lent, 50 Edward III.|
|She held no lands &c. in the county.|
|WESTMORELAND.||Inq. taken at Appulby, 18 February, 50 Edward III.|
|She held no lands &c. in the county.|
|CUMBERLAND.||Inq. taken at Penreth, 1 February, 50 Edward III.|
|She held no lands &c. in the county.|
|Writ, 28 October, 49 Edward III.|
|KENT.||Inq. taken at Smethe, Saturday after St. Martin the Bishop, 49 Edward III.|
Brabourne. The manor, held jointly with David Strabolgi, late earl of Athol, her husband, to them and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to the earl’s right heirs. The manor is held of the king by service of one knight’s fee and service of providing one man for the sheriffs tourn twice a year, to wit, at Michaelmas and Easter, in a place called ‘Schewynghopeshasshe.’
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
She died on 23 October. Elizabeth, aged 14 years on the feast of St. Denis last, and Philippa, aged 12 years and more, are daughters and heirs of herself and the earl her husband.
|Writ, 8 November, 49 Edward III.|
|NORFOLK.||Inq. (indented) taken at Walsyngham, Friday after St. Nicholas, 49 Edward III.|
Possewyk by Norwich. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Westlexham. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of rendering an obolus of gold at the Exchequer every seventh year.
She held both the above jointly with David de Strabolgi, late earl of Athol, her husband, to them and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of the earl.
Stukeye. The manor, held in form aforesaid of the king in chief by service of a third part of a knight’s fee.
Holkham. The manor, held in form aforesaid of John de Clyfton by service of half a knight’s fee.
She died on 23 October last. Elizabeth and Philippa, daughters of herself and the earl, aged respectively 14 years and more and 12 years and more, are her heirs, because she and her husband died without heir male.
|NORFOLK.||Inq. (indented) taken at Norwich, Friday the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle,  Edward III.|
Possewyk by Norwich. The manor, held as above. David de Strabolgi, late earl of Athol, was seised thereof, and on 10 July, 37 Edward III, acknowledged before Roger Virly and Edmund Rose, clerk appointed to receive recognisances of debts, a debt of 140 marks to John de Welbourn of Norwich, taverner. Afterwards he divested himself of the manor, together with other lands of his in the county, to William de Edyngdon, bishop of Winchester, David de Woll’ and others, with the king’s licence, and the said feoffees, also with the king’s licence, re-enfeoffed him and Elizabeth his wife thereof, to hold to them and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs. The earl then died, and Elizabeth married John Malewayn. John de Welbourn was then dead, and his executors, to wit, Katharine his wife, William de Brook, John de Corpesty, William de Welbourn and John Bacon, chaplain, sued for repayment of the debt. In course of process the manor was valued at 11l. 15s. 5 1/2d. yearly and was delivered to them to hold as their free tenement according to the statute until they should have levied therefrom the aforesaid debt and 40l. for damages and expenses. The valuation and delivery were made at Possewyk on Monday after SS. Simon and Jude, 4. Edward III, by virtue of a writ returnable before the justices at Westminster in the octave of Martinmas following. So Elizabeth died seised of the manor in this wise and no other.
Westlexham, Stukeye and Holkham. The manors, held as in the last inquisition.
Date of death and heirs as last above.
|Writ, 8 November, 49 Edward III.|
|LINCOLN.||Inq. taken at Gaynesburgh, Wednesday after the Conception of the Virgin Mary, 49 Edward III.|
Gaynesburgh. The manor (extent given, including 6l. of rent called ‘burgh rent,’ a rabbit warren, a ferry across the river Trent, a wood called ‘Bliburgh Wode’ held of the manor by Michael de la Pole by service of 2s. or a sparrowhawk yearly, a fair on the feast of St. James, and a market every Tuesday), held of John son and heir of John Moubrey, a minor in the king’s wardship, by service of two knights’ fees.
She died at Asshford, co. Kent, on 23 October. Heirs as last above.
Partition between the daughters and heirs of David Strabolgi, late earl of Athol, namely Elizabeth the elder and Philippa the younger, of the lands late of the said earl and the lands held in dower and otherwise for life in joint feoffment with the said earl by Elizabeth his wife.
Share of the said Elizabeth, delivered to her:—
Braiburne. The manor, co. Kent.
Colyngburne Valens. The manor, co. Wilts.
Possewyk. The manor, co. Norfolk.
Holkham. The manor, co. Norfolk.
Thorneton. The manor, with the towns of Thorneton and Newburgh, and with les Bowes, les Belles, Wayneshoppe, Waynehopside with the park of Wayneshoppe, Poltreuerote, Emelhoppekeldre and Keldrehayes, parcels of the said manor; all in the liberty of Tyndale.
Share of the said Philippa, remaining in the king’s hand:—
Westlexham. The manor, co. Norfolk.
Stikevey (sic). The manor, co. Norfolk.
Gaynesburgh. The manor, co. Lincoln.
Mitford. The castle and manor, co. Northumberland, with the castleguard rents of Framlyngham (sic), Estaldeworthe, Bechefeld and Northmilleburne, two-thirds of Ponteland, the hamlet of Little Eland, and the towns of Calverdon Valens and Merdesfen, members thereof.
Mollesdon. 6d. from John de Mitford for the town of Mollesdon.
Henteshalgh. The manor, co. Northumberland, with the forest of Lowes and divers shielings in le Hunteland.
Partition between the daughters and heirs of David de Strabolgy, late earl of Athol.
(1) Share of John Lescrop, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, one of the earl’s daughters and heirs.
(a) Knights’ fees late of the said earl:—
Framlyngton. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Donald de Heselrig, knight, John de Warton, Richard de Doxford, Robert de Bellyngham, Edmund de Esshet, William de Elton, John de Redisdale and William son of Richard.
Estaldeworth. The service of Robert de Ogle for a waste plot so called.
Northmilburn. One fee, held by Walter de Tyndale.
Bechefeld. A sixteenth part of a fee, held by John de Wotton.
Esshet and Bokenfeld. A moiety of a fee, held by John Heron and William Heron, knights.
Meldon. A moiety of a fee, held by William Heron, knight.
Prestwyk. One fee, held by Thomas de Claxton.
Southmilburn. A moiety of a fee, held by Ralph Menevyle.
Berewyk, Little Callerton, Donyngton, Brenkelawe, Idyngton and Pykeden. 2 1/2 fees, held by Ralph de Euer, knight.
Thrastirton. The service of Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, for the town.
Kenteford, Kenet, Banham, Herengewell, Honden and Twynham. Four fees, held by Margaret Mareschall.
Radewynter. 2 1/4 fees, held by William Chamberleyn.
Preston. A moiety of a fee, held by the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England.
Brokley. A fourth part of a fee, held by John Laweney; and one fee, held by John Talmage.
Westcolvyll and Carleton. One fee, held by John de Colvyle; and a fourth part of a fee, held by Roger de Walterton.
Hykyngham and Hales. One fee, held by the abbot of Langeley.
Worsted. A fourth part of a fee, held by William Grover (Gravar’).
Wymbotesham. A fourth part of a fee, held by Thomas de Ingaldesthorp.
Depeden, Barsham, Denevere, Dounham, Derham, Fordham, Lirlyng, Melond, Fyncham and Northbarsham. Two fees, held by William de Vaunsy.
Blonorton. A fourth part of a fee, held by Pernell de Brom; and a fourth part of a fee, held by William de Blonorton.
Grymston, Congham and Geyton. A fourth part of a fee, held by Robert de Reppes.
Gayst, Timthorp, Sperham and Felthorp. A moiety of a fee, held by William Curson.
(b) Knights’ fees held in dower of the inheritance of the earl by Mary de Sancto Paulo, late countess of Pembroke:—
Wridlyngton. One fee, held by John Pabenham and the heirs of Robert de Scales.
Wrentham and Covehith. Two fees, held by the lady de Perpount.
Buxhale. A moiety of a fee, held by William Tyndryng.
Halstede. One fee, held by John Butetourt.
Wrentham and Cove. Two fees, held by the lord de Ponynges.
|NORFOLK.||Hekelyng and Batefeld (recte Catefeld). Three-fourths of a fee, held by Roger de Synges.|
Brughyng. A moiety of a fee, formerly held by John Peverel; and a moiety of a fee, lately held by William Fitz Raaf and Robert de Kendale.
Brokle. One fee, held by Cecily Talmage.
Fordham. A sixth part of a fee, formerly held by Mabel Cole.
(c) Advowsons of churches and chapels late of the earl:—
St. Leonard by Mitford. The chapel.
St. Cuthbert by ‘le Caucy.’ The chapel.
(d) Advowsons held by the said countess, as above, of the earl’s inheritance:—
|NORFOLK.||Baldeswell. The church.|
Fordham, Fanges and Stanford. The churches.
(2) Share of John Halsham and Philippa his wife, the other of the earl’s daughters and heirs.
(a) Knights’ fees late of the earl:—
Ewysham. Two fees, held by the earl of Arundel.
Rougham (sic). Two fees, held by the same earl.
Holkham and Swynesthorp. A fourth part of a fee, held by Richard Neel.
Besethorp. A twentieth part of a fee, held by the prior of Wymondham.
Holkham. A sixteenth part of a fee, held by Richard Bacon.
Reppes. A fourth part of a fee, held by Peter de Brampton.
Bromham, Harpele, Fulmerston and Hakeford. 5 1/2 fees, held by Oliver de Calthorp.
Kilverston. A fourth part of a fee, held by the prior of Cokesford.
|HERTFORD.||Tewyng. A moiety of a fee, held by the prior of Wilmondesley.|
|ESSEX.||(Unspecified.) Five fees, held by Osbert Fitz Roberd.|
Caveresfeld. One fee, held by the prior of Burcestre.
(b) Knights’ fees held by the said countess, as above, of the earl’s inheritance:—
Warle and Southelyngham. A fourth part of a fee, held by Roger Kemp and his coparceners.
Wetyng, Cnapton, Toftesrise, Sherford, Feltwell, Fransham, Brakenesthorp, Werham, Geyton, Sperham, Honestrand, Southbradenham, Barsham, Jodene (recte Lodene), Depeham and Creyk. Three fees, held by John de Plaiz.
Great Kerbrok. One fee, held by John Botetourt.
Brunsted. A fourth part of a fee, held by William le Parker.
Rougham and Fransham. One fee, held by John de Cressyngham and his coparceners.
|HERTFORD.||Welewes. A fourth part of a fee, formerly held by Adam de Maundevyle.|
|ESSEX.||Reynho. A moiety of a fee, formerly held by Martin le Chamberleyn.|
Tudenham. One fee, held by John de Thelyngham; and a moiety of a fee, held by John Frevill.
Theydon. One fee, held by the lord of Theydon.
(c) Advowsons of churches late of the earl:—
|NORFOLK.||Holkham, Posewyk and Styvekey. The churches.|
|KENT.||Henxhell. Presentation to the church alternately with John Brode, lord of the manor of Henxhell.|
|C. Edw. III. File 241. (2.)|
|E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 183. (Norfolk.)|