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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 13

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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 13

319. Roger Belers, knight
Writ: Northampton, 3 December, 4 Richard II
RUTLAND. Inq. taken at Okham, Saturday the feast of the Conception of the Blessed Mary, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Stretton, together with the manor of Hellewell, co. Lincoln, in fee tail, to him and the heirs male of his body, by gift of Edward II. He died without heir male of his body, so that the manors ought to revert to the king and his heirs.
Stretton. The manor (extent given), held, together with the manor of Hellewell, co. Lincoln, of the king in chief, as of the honor of Aumale, by service of a pair of gilt spurs to be paid yearly at the Exchequer at Michaelmas. The extent includes a garden called ‘Park,’ 7 a. meadow in a place called ‘le Stokkyn,’ 7 1/2 a. meadow in ‘le Mylnetymbremede,’ and 160 a. wood in a wood called ‘Esthawe.’
He died on 8 October, 4 Richard II. Margaret wife of Robert de Swylyngton, knight, aged 30 years and more, and Thomasina, aged 7 years and more, are his daughters and heirs.
320.
Writ: Northampton, 3 December, 4 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Corby, Thursday after St. Hilary, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Hellewell, together with the manor of Stretton, co. Rutland, to him and the heirs male of his body, by gift and feoffment of Edward II made by charter to Roger Beler, knight, his father, and the heirs male of his body.
He held the under-mentioned croft in Surflete in fee, to him and his heirs.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Weston in Holand as of the right of Mary, his wife.
Hellewell. The manor (extent given), held as above (manor of Stretton). The extent includes crofts called ‘le Estzard’ and ‘le Westzard,’ and a pasture called ‘le Busket.’
Surflete. A croft, held of the prior of Spaldyng, service not known.
Weston in Holand. The manor, held of the same prior by service of 27s. yearly.
Date of death and heirs as above.
321.
Writ: Northampton, 3 December, 4 Richard II
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. taken at Notyngham, Saturday after Christmas, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Boney and lands etc. in Bradmer in his demesne as of fee.
He and Margaret his first wife formerly held jointly the under-mentioned manors of Wydmerpole and Gonalston and advowson of Wydmerpole, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by grant of Thomas de la Forth and Robert de Cauland by a fine levied in the king’s court. The said Margaret died 16 years and more ago. The under-mentioned Margaret wife of Robert de Swillyngton, knight, is daughter and sole heir of the bodies of the said Roger and Margaret; and 7 years and more ago Roger gave to her and her said husband and her issue all his right in the said manors etc., at a yearly rent of 200 marks to be paid to him during his lifetime for those manors and the manors of Wynfeld and Tybschelf, co. Derby, provided that after his death the said rent should be paid no longer.
Boney. The manor (extent given, including a plot of meadow called ‘Ermytesmedowe’), held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of two-thirds of a knight’s fee.
Bradmer. Certain lands etc., tenure not known, which John Campion holds at the lord’s will at a rent of 40s. yearly.
Wydmerpole and Gonalston. The manors, with the advowson of the church of Wydmerpole, held of the king, as of the honor of Peverel, each by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Date of death as above. Margaret wife of Robert de Swillyngton, knight, aged 30 years and more, his daughter by Margaret his first wife, daughter of Richard de la River, the elder, knight, and Thomasina, aged 7 years at the feast of St. George last, his daughter by Katharine his third wife, are his heirs.
322.
DERBY. Inq. taken at Derby, 20 December, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Cruch in his demesne as of fee.
He and Margaret his first wife formerly held the under-mentioned manors of Wynfeld and Tybschelf as above (last inquisition), mutatis mutandis; and 7 years ago he disposed of them as above (ibid.). Margaret wife of Robert de Swillyngton, knight, is heir to both manors.
Cruch. The manor (extent given, including a stone-quarry), held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of a knight’s fee.
The following fees were held of the said Roger, as of the said manor of Cruch.
Ripley, Pentrich and elsewhere. 2 knights’ fees, held by the abbot of Derley.
Hathirsegge. A knight’s fee, held by Nicholas de Langford, knight.
Blakewell. A knight’s fee, held by William de Chaworth.
Asshore. A knight’s fee, held by Thomas de Reresby, knight, and the heir of Ralph de Reresby.
Annesley and elsewhere. 2 knights’ fees, held by John de Annesley, knight.
Dethek, Shukthorn, Wakbrigge, Tannesley and Lee. Half a knight’s fee, held by William Dethek, the heirs of William de Wakbrigge and other tenants.
Iball. Half a knight’s fee, held by the heirs of Thomas de Bircheovere.
Wynfeld. The manor, held of John Pavely, knight, for a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Tybschelf. The manor, held of the king, as of the honor of Peverel, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Date of death and heirs as last above.
323.
Writ: Northampton, 3 December, 4 Richard II
LEICESTER. Inq. taken at Leicester, Thursday the feast of St. Lucy, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned rent in Sewsterne in fee tail, to him and his heirs male.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Frythby in right of Mary, his wife. It pertains to the said Mary for life, and after her death to Leisant’ de Aven and his heirs.
He held the remaining under-mentioned manors, messuages, hundred, lands and rents in his demesne as of fee.
Kirkeby on Wreek. The manor with two gardens (extent given), together with the advowson of the priory of the same town of Kirkeby, held of divers lords by divers services, to wit, of the master of Burton Lazars by service of 7s. yearly, of the priory of Monks Kirkeby by service of 113s. 4d. yearly, of the abbot of La Dale by service of 3s. yearly, of the prior of Kirkeby Belers by service of 5s. 2 3/4d. yearly, of the abbot of Leicester by service of 7s. 2 1/2d. yearly, of the prior of Launde (Landa) by service of 8s. yearly, and of the lord de Segrave by service of 18s. yearly. To the hundred of Framlond for sheriff’s aid 2s. 2d. Divers tenants in Kirkeby held of the said Roger in demesne as of fee by service of half a knight’s fee.
Grymston. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of the castle of Rokyngham by service of 1 1/2d. yearly.
Somerdby. The manor, and 6 virgates of arable and 13s. 4d. rent in the town, held of William Maureward, service not known.
Framlond. The hundred, held by gift and grant of Edward II, at a fee-farm rent of 12l. 18s. 5 1/2d. yearly at the Exchequer in aid of the sheriff’s farm.
Estwell. 27s. rent charge from a free tenant.
Gouteby. 12s. rent, held of Sir Thomas Maureward, service not known.
Thursyngton. 6l. 13s. 4d. rent service, the town being held of him by service of that rent and one knight’s fee. He holds the said rent and fee of Walter de Wappyngburgh, service not known.
Leicester. 30s. rent from certain burgesses, who hold of the duke of Lancaster.
Thorp Sechevile. A messuage and 4 virgates of land, held of the lady de Segrave, services not known.
Scaldford. 3s. 4d. rent from divers tenants, who hold of him lands etc. in the said town by service of the said rent and a quarter of a knight’s fee. It is held of the prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England by fealty.
Sewsterne and Theddyngworth. 10s. rent in each of the said towns, held of the king in chief. The said rent is parcel of the manor of Helwell, co. Lincoln, and ought now to revert to the king and his heirs.
Frythby. The manor, held of the heirs of the lord le Dispenser.
Date of death and heirs as above (Nottingham inquisition).
Extent of lands etc. assigned as dower to Mary late the wife of the said Roger, and of the pourparties of his two daughters and heirs. [See Calendar of Close Rolls, 1377–1381, p. 428; Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1377–1383, pp. 245–6].
324.
Writ of Certiorari super vero valore feodorum &c., 12 December, 5 Richard II
LEICESTER. Inq. taken at Leycestre, 21 August, 6 Richard II.
The under-mentioned fees and advowson were held of him.
Kirkeby. Half a knight’s fee, worth 10l. yearly, held of him, as of the manor of Kirkeby upon Wrethek, by Richard de Stokton, William Barnard and other tenants.
Kirkeby. The advowson of the priory, worth 30l. yearly, held of him by the prior of Kirkeby aforesaid.
Thrussyngton. A knight’s fee, worth 10l. yearly, held of him by the heirs of Henry de Notyngham.
Date of death as above. Margaret wife of Robert de Swyllyngton, his daughter, aged 30 years and more, is heir to the said fees.
325.
Similar writ: 12 December, 5 Richard II
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. taken at Notyngham, Tuesday after St. Bartholomew, 6 Richard II.
The under-mentioned fees were held of him, as of the manor of Boney, which manor is held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of two-thirds of a knight’s fee.
Boney. A quarter, a half and a fortieth part of a knight’s fee, worth 40s. yearly, held by the heirs of William Torkard, of Adam de Boney, of William Fabian, of William de Howton and of William Syward, and by John Elys, Maud de Plumtre, the prior of Ulvecroft, the parson of Boney, William Abbot and William de Rodyngton.
Keworth. Half a knight’s fee, worth 60s. yearly, held by Nicholas de Wydmerpol, John de Elme, Robert Brett, Robert Houlot, the abbot of Derley, John de Sutton, John Ja, William de Crophill and John de Leke.
Bradmer. An eighth part of a knight’s fee, worth 13s. 4d. yearly, held by the prior of Lenton; and a tenth part of a knight’s fee, worth 12s., held by the heirs of Ralph Fraunkeleyn.
Barton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, worth 20s. yearly, held by the heirs of Robert Costantyn.
Date of death and heir as last above.
326.
DERBY. Inq. taken at Horseley, Monday after St. Bartholomew, 6 Richard II.
The under-mentioned fees were held of him, as of the manor of Cruch, which manor is held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of a knight’s fee.
Rippley, Pentrich, Ulkerthorp, Chilwell and elsewhere. Two knights’ fees, worth 10l. yearly, held by the abbot of Derley.
Hathershegg and elsewhere. A knight’s fee, worth 10 marks yearly, held by Nicholas de Langford, knight.
Blakwell. A knight’s fee, worth 10 marks yearly, held by William de Chaworth.
Asshovere. A knight’s fee, worth 10 marks yearly, held by Thomas de Reresby, knight, and the heirs of Ralph de Reresby; and a quarter of a knight’s fee, worth 30s. yearly, held by Ralph de Wynfeld and the heirs of William de Wynfeld.
Annesley and elsewhere. Two knights’ fees, worth 12l. yearly, held by John de Annesley, knight.
Dethek, Shukthorn, Tannesley, Wakebrigg and Lee. Half a knight’s fee, worth 4l. yearly, held by William Dethek, the heirs of William de Wakebrigg, and other tenants.
Ible. Half a knight’s fee, worth 66s. 8d. yearly, held by the heirs of Thomas de Birchovere.
Brakenthwaite. A quarter of a knight’s fee, worth 30s. yearly, held by the heirs of Richard de Wylugby.
Lee, Whetecroft and Morewod. A quarter of a knight’s fee, worth 20s. yearly, held by William de Kenardesley and William de Rolston.
Ible. An eighth part of a knight’s fee, worth 12s. yearly, held by the heirs of Ralph de Snyterton.
Moresburgh. An eighth part of a knight’s fee, worth 12s. yearly, held by William de Lynacre.
Oxcroft. A quarter of a knight’s fee, worth 20s. yearly, held by the heirs of John Heriz.
Date of death and heir as last above.
C. Ric. II. File 13 (whole file)
E. Inq. P.M. File 46 (3) (Rutland)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 200 (Derby and Nottingham)
Do. Do. No. 202 (Leicester)
Do. Do. No. 204 (9) (Lincoln)
Writ to the escheator in co. Rutland to assign to Mary late the wife of the said Roger her reasonable dower of the manor of Stretton, in the presence of William de Harpele, the king’s esquire, to whom the king has granted the manor (except the aforesaid dower) for life; as the king has taken her oath not to marry without licence. 11 February, 4 Richard II.
Similar writ, as before, to the escheator in co. Lincoln, with regard to the manor of Hellewell. 15 May, 5 Richard II.
E. Inq. P.M. File 46 (3)