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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 2

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Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 15, Richard II. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1970.

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 2

32. William de Greystok, alias William Adamson
Writ of Mandamus concerning the lands held by the said William of the heir of William, late baron of Greystok, late a minor in the wardship of Edward III. 18 June, 1 Richard II.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penreth, Tuesday after the Assumption, 2 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuages etc. (estate not specified).
Craistok. Two messuages, 40 a. land and 2 a. meadow, held of Ralph, son and heir of William de Craistok, late baron of Craistok, by service of rendering 3s. yearly and doing suit to the said Ralph’s court of Craistok every three weeks.
Motherby, hamlet in Craistok. Two messuages and 16 a. land, held of the same Ralph by homage and fealty, rendering to him 2d. for cornage at the feast of the Assumption.
Berier, hamlet in Craistok. A messuage and 6 a. land, held of the same Ralph by service of rendering to him 1 lb. of cummin and 1d. yearly.
He died on Monday after Michaelmas, 37 Edward III. John de Craistok, aged 23 years and more, is his son and heir.
John Hobcrone occupied the premises and took the issues and profits thereof for a year after William’s death, and since then Thomas de Motherby has occupied them and taken the issues by demise of the said John.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (1)
33. Simon de Castre, clerk
Writ: 8 February, 1 Richard II
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Castre, 5 March, 1 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor for life, with the late king’s licence, by grant of John Bardolf, lord of Wirmegeye, the reversion belonging to William Bardolf, son of the said John.
Castre in Flegg. The manor (extent given, including a leet to be held within a month after Michaelmas), held of the king in chief in free socage, by service of 20s. yearly.
He died on Saturday after the Purification last. Heir not known. The above-mentioned William Bardolf is 26 years of age and more.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (2)
34. Marmaduke Conestable, knight
Writ: 20 June, 1 Richard II
YORK. Inq. (indented) taken at Flaynburgh, Friday after SS. Peter and Paul, 1 (sic) Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors in his demesne as of fee.
Flaynburgh. The manor (extent given), held of the king by knight’s service, as of the honor of Chester. There is no dovecot or orchard there, because it is on the sea-coast.
Holm in Spaldyngmore. The manor, held of William de Aton, knight, by knight’s service.
He died on 21 May last. Robert Conestable, knight, aged 25 years and more, is his son and heir.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (3)
E. Inq. P.M. File 43 (4)
35. William Dupe
Writ: 20 June, 1 Richard II
DEVON. Inq. taken at Boddeleghe, Friday in Whitsun week, 1 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned lands etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Chykeston. 30 a. arable, 2 a. meadow and 20s. rent, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Boddeleghe. The office of bailiff of, held of the king in chief.
He died on 1 June last. John, his son, aged 10 years and more, is his heir.
Writ of dedimus potestatem to Henry Percehay to receive the attorneys of Isabel late the wife of the said William to sue dower of her late husband’s lands etc. out of the king’s hands. 14 February, 2 Richard II.
Endorsed: The said Isabel has appointed Thomas Spyrweye as her attorney for the above purpose.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (4)
36. Cecily, late the wife of John Fresshvill
Writ: 1 October, 1 Richard II
DERBY. Inq. taken at Staveley, Monday after St. Gregory, 1 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned third part in dower.
Palterton. A third part of all the lands etc. late of the said John.
She died about the feast of the Assumption last, day not known. John son of John Frechevill, aged 12 years and more, is her heir.
Writ to the escheator, sicut alias, to allow John Stygeyn to have the keeping of a messuage, 80 a. land, 7 a. meadow and 53s. 8d. rent late of John Fressheville of Palturton, and the marriage of the said John Fressheville’s heir, in accordance with letters patent of Edward III [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1374–1377, p. 469]; or else to signify why he has not carried out a former order to the same effect. 22 July, 2 Richard II.
Endorsed: Cecily late the wife of John de Frecchevill was seised of a third part of her late husband’s lands in dower. The said third part has been taken into the king’s hand on her death by the king’s writ of diem clausit extremum, and, as John Stigeyn has not produced the letters of Edward III referred to, the escheator has no warrant for delivering it to him.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (5)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 189 (1)
37. William de Harnhull
Writ of Mandamus, 14 May, 1 Richard II
KENT. Inq. taken at Newecherche, Monday after St. Andrew, 2 Richard II.
The said William held nothing in his demesne as of fee or in service on the day of his death, to wit, 22 September, 20 Edward III. He married Joan, daughter and heir of Roger Frelond, and had issue by her [a son John]. Joan died 6 years before her husband, and after her death he held for life by the courtesy of England all her lands etc., whether held of the king in chief by knight’s service or of others by divers services according to the custom of ‘gavelekend.’ On his death the said lands etc. were seized into the king’s hand by reason [of the minority of the said John], Joan’s heir. Afterwards the said John, when of full age, alienated all the lands which he held of others than the king; but as for the lands which he held of the king in chief by knight’s service, to wit, 7 a. land in Bylsyngton and Newecherche called ‘Newehalle’ and ‘Maunesfeld,’ he was seised thereof when he died on 20 July, 26 Edward III.
Roger de Grofhurst had possession of the said 7 a. and received the issues thereof until the full age of the said John by virtue of letters patent of the Exchequer, for 12s. to be paid yearly at the Exchequer. Juliana wife of Robert ate Cherche, aged 30 years and more, and Margery wife of Walter Lynot, aged 24 years and more, are next heirs of the said John.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (6)
38. Margaret, late the wife of John Huntercombe, knight
Writ: 5 July, 1 Richard II
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Bekenesfeld, 6 August, 1 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned third parts in dower.
Burnham. A third part of the manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service. The extent includes 40s. rent of free tenants, out of which 25s. yearly is paid by the tenants to the castle of Wyndesore for the said third part.
Eton. A third part of a grange, parcel of the said manor of Burnham, a third part of 56 a. arable, 4 1/2 a. 1 r. meadow, a third part of a fishery, 2 a. pasture and 16s. 8d. rent of free tenants.
She died on 26 May, 51 Edward III. John Huntercombe, aged 16 years and more, is son and heir of the said John Huntercombe, knight.
39.
Writ: 5 July, 1 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Hydyngham, 21 July, 1 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manors of Hosdenes and Cakestones jointly with the said John Huntercombe, deceased, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by gift and feoffment of John Olyver of Topesfeld.
She held the under-mentioned messuage etc. jointly as above, by grant of John Olyver of Topesfeld and John le Roo of Schaldeford.
Hosdenes and Cakestones. The manors, in the towns of Great Mapilstede and Hengham ad Castrum, whereof the manor of Cakestones is held of John Plays, knight, by knight’s service, and the manor of Hosdenes is held of the earl of Oxford by knight’s service.
Great Mapilstede, Hengham [ad] Castrum, Hengham Sibille and Halstede. A messuage, 120 a. land, 5 a. meadow and 5 a. wood, held of the earl of Oxford, the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England and John FitzRauf by service of 18s. yearly.
Date of death as above. John Huntercombe, aged 16 years and more at Christmas last, is heir of the said John Huntercombe, knight, being his son by the said Margaret.
40.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Berkyng, Thursday before St. Peter’s Chains, 1 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor etc. jointly with her late husband, to them and the heirs of her said husband, by gift of John Tymberlac, rector of the church of Bekenesfeld, John, rector of the church of Wanstede, and Thomas Aylmer.
Wanstede. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the bishop of London by service of a sparrowhawk and 2s. at the feast of St. Andrew, of the abbot of Waltham by service of 10s. yearly, of the abbess of Berkyng by service of 10s. yearly, of the prior of Holy Trinity, London, by service of 3s. 4d. yearly, and of the prior of Clerkenewell by service of 3s. 4d. yearly.
Date of death and heir as last above.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (7)
E. Enrolments of Inq. &c. No. 188 (6) (Essex)
41. Robert Heggeman of Kyngeston on Thames
Writ of Mandamus, on information that the said Robert, who held 2 messuages and 8 a. land in Kyngeston-on-Thames of the king in fee, was a bastard and died without heir of himself. 14 January, 1 Richard II.
SURREY. Inq. taken at Kyngeston on Thames, 10 March, 1 Richard II.
The said Robert held no lands of the king in chief; but he held the under-mentioned shops, land and houses in his demesne as of fee.
Kyngeston on Thames. A shop and 8 a. land, held of the men of the said town, the king’s fee-farmers of the town, as their farmer, by service of rendering to them 12d. yearly for the shop and 4d. yearly for each acre of land towards the farm of the town. Thomas Carpenter and Richard Richelot, bailiffs of the liberty of the said men of Kyngeston, seized the premises in the name of the farm of the town and demised them to Hugh Taverner, to hold as Robert held them; and Hugh has occupied them ever since Robert’s death.
Kyngeston. A house with a curtilage, held of Robert Northrug and Isabel, his wife, by service of 2d.; a house, held of James, son and heir of William de Hadresham, by service of 4 1/2d. yearly; and a shop, held of William Culham of London by service of 5s. yearly. On the death of the said Robert Hegman the premises were seized as escheat by the persons of whom they were respectively held, who have ever since occupied them.
The said Robert was a bastard, and died on Thursday before the Assumption last without heir of himself.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (8)
42. Maud, late the wife of John de Lisle of Wotton
Writ: 1 May, 1 Richard II
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Lemynton, 2 June, 1 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned messuage etc. for life.
Scharprixe. A messuage, 100 1/2 a. arable, 9 a. waste, 21s. 9d. rent of free tenants, 4l. 14d. rent of tenants at will, and a rent of 38 quarters 6 1/2 bushels of salt from tenants at will, held of the earl of Salisbury by knight’s service.
She died on Thursday, 8 April last. John son of John de Lisle of Wotton, aged 13 years and more, is her heir.
43.
ISLE OF WIGHT. Inq. taken at Newport, 4 June, 1 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor for life.
Schorewell. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church, held of the earl of Bedford, as of his castle of Caresbrouk, by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as above.
44.
Writ: 14 June, 1 Richard II
WILTS. Inq. taken at Chuyt, 16 June, 1 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor in joint feoffment with her late husband, to wit, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to her husband’s right heirs.
Chuyt. The manor (extent given), held in chief of the abbot of Hyde by service of 61s. yearly and by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (9)
Joan Lotterel
45.
DEVON. Extent made at Chyltone, Wednesday after St. George, 1 Richard II.
She was seised of the under-mentioned messuage etc.
Chylton. A messuage, 20 a. arable, 20 a. moor and waste, and 40s. rent.
She died on Tuesday after the Close of Easter last. After her death the premises remained to … Lotterel, son and heir of Andrew Lotterel, knight, a minor who held of the king in chief; on which account the escheator seized them into the king’s hand during the said heir’s minority.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (10)
46. Simon Loppe of Hoggesthorp
Writ of Mandamus, 16 May, 1 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Waynflete, Thursday before St. Margaret, 1 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuage etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Hoggesthorp. A messuage, 4 a. land, 1 a. meadow and 1 a. pasture, held of John de Well, knight, son of John de Well the son and heir of Adam de Welle, by knight’s service.
He died on 8 August, 23 Edward III. John Loppe was his son and heir, and married Agnes daughter of Walter Wyliam of Burgh in 38 Edward III. He was 28 years of age. He died on 8 September, 45 Edward III. Walter, his son, aged 8 years and more, is kinsman and next heir of the said Simon.
On Simon’s death, Walter de Kelly, escheator, seized the premises into the king’s hand by reason of the minority of the said John, and from that time until now the late king and the present king have had the issues and profits thereof because no heir has sued his right thereto.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (11)
47. Nicholas de Luyton
Writ to the escheator to enquire concerning the lands etc. held by the said Nicholas of the heir of William Maureward, knight, a minor in the wardship of Edward late prince of Wales, and which on the death of Nicholas came into the prince’s hands, and are now in the king’s hand, by reason of the minority of Robert, son and heir of Nicholas; as Robert has prayed that the said lands etc. may be delivered to him, he having long been of full age. 6 February, 1 Richard II.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Northampton, Thursday after St. Peter in Cathedra, 1 Richard II.
The under-mentioned lands and rents came to the king’s hands, and are still there, on account of the minority of the heir of the said William Maureward and by reason of the minority of Robert, son and heir of the said Nicholas. The said Robert is now 23 years of age and more.
Little Boudon. Two tofts and 3 virgates of land and meadow.
Arthyngworth. 2s. 6d. rent.
Little Boudon. 1s. 6d. rent.
All held of the heir of William Maureward, knight, a minor in the wardship of Edward, late prince of Wales, by knight’s service.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (12)
48. Richard de la More
Writ of Mandamus, 28 March, 1 Richard II
SALOP. Inq. taken at Bruggenorth, 6 October, 2 Richard II.
He held no lands etc. in the county on the day of his death.
Date of death not known. Joan wife of Roger Adames, aged 30 years and more, daughter of Avice his daughter, is his kinswoman and next heir.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (13)
49. John, son of John de Fourneys of Mirfield
Writ: 8 September, 1 Richard II
YORK. Inq. taken at Ferslay, Saturday after Michaelmas, 1 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and land in his demesne as of fee.
Ferslay. The manor, and 8 bovates of land there, held of the king in chief by service of rendering 1/2 d. yearly at the Exchequer at Michaelmas by the hands of the sheriff.
He died on Thursday before the Decollation of St. John the Baptist last. Adam de Fourneys of Mirfeld, aged 40 years and more, is his brother and heir.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (14)
50. John, son and heir of John Nottelyn, a minor
Writ of Devenerunt, 27 January, 1 Richard II
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Gloucester, Monday, 19 April, 1 Richard II.
The under-mentioned two-thirds of a messuage etc. came to the hands of Edward III by the death of John Notelyn and by reason of the minority of the said John son of John, and are in the hand of William Erchebaud by commitment of Edward III.
Stanleye Regis. Two-thirds of a messuage, of 60 a. land, of 1 a. meadow and of 2 a. wood, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
The said John son of John died on 1 April, 51 Edward III. Hugh, son of Thomas Notelyn brother of the said John Notelyn, aged 23 years and more, is his kinsman and heir.
C. Ric. II. File 2. (15)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 190 (2)
51. Peter de Preston
Writ: 20 July, 1 Richard II
KENT. Inq. taken at Middelton, Saturday before St. Bartholomew, 1 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned fourth part of the manor of Ore in his demesne as of fee.
He held the under-mentioned mill jointly with John Roiston of Sydyngbourne.
He held the under-mentioned third part of the manor of Morston jointly with Alice, his wife, who survives, in reversion after the death of Joan late the wife of Bartholomew de Morston.
Ore. A fourth part of the manor, held of the king by service of doing two suits twice a year, to wit, at Michaelmas and Easter, at the king’s manor of Middelton.
[Middelton]. A mill called ‘Southmelle,’ held of the king by service of doing two suits yearly at the said manor of Middelton, rendering 5s. rent of assise and 100 eggs at the same manor, paying 2s. 6d. yearly in respect of carrying services (de averagis) at the same manor, and rendering 1d. yearly at the manor of Bakchild.
Morston. A third part of the manor, held of Sir Luke de Ponynges by knight’s service and by the services of rendering 10s. every 24 weeks for ward of Dover castle, 18 lbs. of cheese, 4 1/2 small pounds and two-thirds of a small pound at the manor of Tracy, and 9 lbs. of cheese, 2 small pounds and a third part of a small pound at the manor of Lucy.
He died on Thursday before Whitsunday last. He was a bastard and has no heir of himself.
Endorsed: Alice late the wife of the said Peter and the aforesaid John Roiston severally appointed Ralph de Pynynton as their attorney to sue the above lands etc. out of the king’s hands.
Transcript of a final concord made at Westminster in one month from Easter, 50 Edward III, whereby Thomas Lapyn, citizen of London, and Joan, his wife, for 20 marks, quitclaimed a mill in Middelton, co. Kent, from themselves and the heirs of Joan to Peter de Preston and John Roystone of Sydyngburn and the heirs of Peter.
52.
Writ to the mayor and escheator of London to enquire concerning the lands and bastardy of the said Peter, and also to ascertain who has occupied the said lands since his death. 18 December, 1 Richard II.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, 12 January, 1 Richard II.
Thomas Beauchamp, knight, lately held the under-mentioned messuages etc. by demise of the prioress and convent of Derteford, to hold to him and his heirs for 60 years from the eve of the Purification, 47 Edward III, at a yearly rent of 4l. Later, by his writing enrolled in the husting of London for pleas of land held on Monday after St. Matthias, 49 Edward III, he demised all his estate and term in the premises to the said Peter, his heirs and assigns; and Peter held them thus on the day of his death.
(Parish not stated). Eight ruinous messuages with solars and gardens adjacent, held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
He died on 14 May, 51 Edward III. He was a bastard and died without heir of himself.
Since his death Alice, his wife, has occupied the premises and received the issues thereof, by what title the jurors know not.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (16)
53. John Poyntz, knight
Writ to the escheator—with reference to an inquisition taken by Edmund de Brugge, late escheator, finding that the said John held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Elkeston and 4 messuages and 2 virgates of land at Wynston of Edward III in chief, and the manor of Irenacton of Hugh, earl of Stafford [Calendar, Vol. XIV, No. 321]—to enquire as to the terms of payment of all rents and farms forthcoming from the said manors etc., and as to the death and heir of the said John. 13 May, 1 Richard II.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Gloucester, Saturday after Ascension Day, 1 Richard II.
Elkeston. 40s. rent of assise of free tenants and bond tenants in the manor is payable yearly at the terms of St. Andrew, the Annunciation, the Nativity of St. John the Baptist and Michaelmas by equal portions.
Wynstoun. 46s. 8d. rent, for which 4 messuages and 2 virgates of land there are let at farm to divers tenants, is payable at the same terms.
Irenactoun. 24l. 8s. 8d. rent of assise of free tenants and bond tenants in the manor is payable at the same terms.
The other issues and profits of the lands etc. in the said manors and messuages etc. are not payable at fixed terms, but at the convenience of the keepers thereof.
The said John died on the feast of St. Matthias, 24 February, 50 Edward III, and not on the feast of St. Matthew, 21 September, 49 Edward III. Robert, his son, aged 18 years on the feast of St. Barnabas last, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 2 (17)