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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 17

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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 17

431. Gilbert de Umframvill, earl of Angos
Writ: 14 January, 4 Richard II
YORK. Inq. taken at Wetherby, 22 January, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors and messuage etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Neuton Kyme. The manor (extent given, including a messuage at Taddecastre), held of the heirs of Miles de Stapelton of Hathelsay by knight’s service.
Paddokthorp. The manor (extent given), held of the earl of Northumberland by knight’s service.
Hornyngton. A messuage and 2 bovates of land in the hands of tenants at will rendering 18s. yearly, held of William de Rythere by knight’s service.
He died on 6 January last. Eleanor Taylboys, aged 40 years and more, is his kinswoman and heir, to wit, daughter of Elizabeth de Burdon, his sister.
432.
Writ: 14 January, 4 Richard II
SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Clare, Monday after the Conversion of St. Paul, 4 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned third part of a manor etc. as of the right of Maud his wife, daughter of Thomas de Lucy, knight.
Thorstanton. A third part of the manor, in the town of Haukedon, and a messuage and 18 a. land in the same town, held of John, duke of Lancaster, by knight’s service.
He held no other lands etc. in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk.
He died on Sunday the feast of the Epiphany last. Heir not known.
433.
Writ: 14 January, 4 Richard II
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Karlell, Monday after the Purification, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned castle, honor, manors, soil and messuage as of the right of Maud, his wife, kinswoman and heir of Joan daughter and heir of Antony de Lucy, her brother.
Cokermouth. The castle and honor.
Wygton. The manor.
Papecastre in Allerdale. The manor.
Allerdale. The soil and grazing of ‘le Westward.’
All held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Karlell. A messuage, held of the king in burgage by free service of 1d. yearly called ‘gavilpeny’ to be rendered to the king.
Date of death as above. (Heir not given.)
434.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Morpath, Wednesday before the Purification, 4 Richard II.
He was seised of the under-mentioned castle of Prodhowe and manor of Ovyngham jointly with Maud, his wife, by feoffment of John de Haburgh, parson of the church of Iwardby, John de Pykeworth, parson of the church of Ovyngham, John de Rypynghale and Nicholas Sabram made with the late king’s licence to him and the said Maud and the heirs of his body, with successive remainders to Henry, lord de Percy, and the heirs male of his body, and to his own right heirs.
He was seised of the under-mentioned messuage etc. in Mikkeley jointly as above, and with remainders as above, by feoffment of Richard de Edlyngham and Richard de Roland.
He was seised of the under-mentioned castle of Herbotill and manor of Otterburn by feoffment of John de Haburgh and John de Pykworth, clerks, made with the late king’s licence to him and the heirs of his body, with successive remainders in tail male to Robert de Umframvill, knight, his brother, Thomas de Umframvill, brother of the said Robert, who is still living, Thomas de Umframvill, son of Joan daughter of Adam de Rodome, and Robert de Umframvill, son of the same Joan, and with ultimate remainder to his own right heirs. The said Robert de Umframvill, his brother, died without heir of his body during his (the earl’s) lifetime.
He also died seised of the under-mentioned manors of Flotwayton and Fawdon and plots of pasture in Coketmore, (estate not specified).
Prodhowe. The castle.
Ovyngham. The manor.
Both held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Mikkeley. A messuage and a plot of land, wood and pasture called ‘Egewell,’ held of John de Nevyll, knight, by service of 8d. and 2 lbs. cummin yearly.
Herbotill. The castle.
Otterburn. The manor.
Both held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Flotwayton. The manor, held of Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, by rent of 10s., a colerde pert and a pair of gilt spurs.
Fawdon. The manor, held of the same earl in socage, by a rent of 40d. yearly.
Coketmore. Three plots of pasture, to wit, Hateshawghs, Sholemorelawe, Rashawecote and Kemylpethfeld, held of the same earl by the services aforesaid.
Date of death as last above. Eleanor Tailboys, aged 40 years and more, daughter of his sister Elizabeth wife of Gilbert de Burowdon, knight, is his next heir in blood.
435.
Writ: 14 January, 4 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Lincoln, Wednesday after the Conversion of St. Paul, 4 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned manors of Kyme, Aswardby, Thorp and Croft jointly with Maud, his wife, by gift and grant of John de Haburgh, clerk, John de Pykworth, clerk, and John de Repynghale, by a fine levied in the king’s court at Westminster in three weeks from Easter, 1 Richard II, whereby the manors were settled on him and the said Maud and the heirs of his body, with remainders as above (last inquisition; castle of Herbotill and manor of Otterburn).
During his lifetime he granted the under-mentioned manor and advowson of Burwell, which are held of the king in chief, to Henry Asty, John de Haburgh, parson of the church of Iwardby, Thomas de Umframvill, John de Pykworth, parson of the church of Ovyngeham, and John de Repynghale, after obtaining from the late king, by charter dated 11 June, 50 Edward III [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1374–1377, p. 279], licence to make the said grantees and for the grantees to grant the manor and advowson to him and Maud, his wife, and the heirs of his body, with remainder to Henry de Percy, knight, and his heirs. The said grantees enfeoffed him and Maud accordingly, and he died seised thereof together with her.
He was seised of the under-mentioned wood in Calthorp and meadow in Great Carleton jointly with Maud, his wife, by gift and feoffment of John de Haburgh, parson of the church of Iwardeby, William Pylet of Scredyngton and Richard de Ovyngeham, parson of the church of Aswardeby, made to him and the said Maud and the heirs of his body, with successive remainders to Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, and the heirs male of his body, and to his own right heirs.
He was seised of the under-mentioned knights’ fees etc. in Calceby, Friskenay, Waynflete, Irby and Braytoft, and fourth part of the site of the manor of Calceby, jointly with Maud, his wife, by gift and feoffment of John de Haburgh, parson of the church of Iwardeby, Richard de Ovyngeham, parson of the church of Aswardeby, and William Pylet of Scredyngton, by a fine levied in the king’s court at Westminster in the octave of Hilary, 2 Richard II, whereby the premises were settled on him and the said Maud and the heirs of his body, with remainders as above (last inquisition; castle of Herbotill and manor of Otterburn).
He was seised of the under-mentioned manor of Calceby (except the knights’ fees etc. mentioned in the last paragraph) jointly with the said Maud, his wife, by gift of John de Pykeworth, parson of the church of Catton, John de Thorp of Repynghale and John de Dunston, parson of the church of Deen, by a fine levied in the king’s court in the quinzaine of Easter, 2 Richard II, whereby the manor (except as above) was settled on him and the said Maud and the heirs of his body, with remainder in tail male to Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, and with further remainders as above (last inquisition; castle of Herbotill and manor of Otterburn).
All the above manors and other premises whereof he was seised jointly with Maud, his wife, are now held by the said Maud, who is still living.
He held the under-mentioned third parts of the manors of Skirbek, Beausolace, Kirketon and Multon, and the under-mentioned rent in Flethergate and advowson of Staynton Wadyngham, jointly with Maud, his wife, as of her right and inheritance as kinswoman and heir of Joan, daughter and heir of Antony de Lucy, her brother; and the said Maud is now tenant thereof.
During his lifetime he gave the under-manor of Immyngham, with the king’s licence by letters patent dated 26 July, 2 Richard II, to the prior and convent of Kyme in frankalmoin; and afterwards the prior and convent, with the king’s licence contained in the same letters patent, granted and demised the manor to him and the heirs of his body. He died without heir of his body, and the reversion belongs to the prior and convent.
During his lifetime, with the king’s licence, by letters patent dated 6 February, 51 Edward III, he enfeoffed John de Pykworth, parson of the church of Hovyngeham, John de Hauburgh, parson of the church of Iwardeby, Richard de Ovyngeham, parson of the church of Aswardeby, and William Pilet of the under-mentioned manor of Stalyngburgh, which is held of the king in chief; and the said feoffees, with the king’s licence contained in the same letters patent, granted the manor to him and the heirs of his body, with successive remainder to William de Kyme and the heirs male of his body and to the earl’s right heirs. The earl died without heirs of his body, and the reversion belongs to William de Kyme, who is still living, and the heirs male of his body.
The earl died seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned manors of Sotteby and Faldyngworth and the under-mentioned messuages etc. in Hakthorn, Bekeryng, Croxby, Thoresway, Somercotes and Ketelsby.
During his lifetime he gave the under-mentioned manors of Skeldynghop and Golthagh to Henry Asty, knight, John de Haburgh, parson of the church of Iwardeby, John de Pykworth, parson of the church of Catton, and William Pylet, and their heirs, and appointed Richard Ward of Skeldynghop and Thomas Baxster of Bolyngton as his attorneys to deliver seisin thereof to them. John de Haburgh, on behalf of himself and his co-feoffees, received seisin of the manor of Skeldynghop and the attornments of all the tenants thereof from the said Richard Ward on Sunday the feast of the Epiphany last before sunrise, and afterwards, continuing his seisin, came to the manor of Golthagh at the second hour after noon of the same day and received seisin thereof and the attornments of all the tenants. The earl died on the same day before the first hour, seised in such wise of the manor of Golthagh.
Kyme and Aswardby in the parts of Kesteven, and Croft in the parts of Lyndeseye. The manors, held of John de Bello Monte, a minor in the king’s wardship, as of the manor of Folkyngham, by knight’s service.
Thorp in the parts of Lyndeseye. The manor, held of John, duke of Lancaster, as of the castle of Bullyngbroke, by knight’s service.
Burwell. The manor, and the advowson of the priory, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Calthorp. A wood of 10 a. called ‘Crakesnabbe.’
Great Carleton. 10 a. meadow.
The said wood and meadow are held of the heirs of John de Shaddeworth, services not known.
Calceby, Friskenay, Waynflete, Irby and Braytoft. 3 1/2 knights’ fees, 80 messuages, 6 bovates of land, 100 a. meadow, 200 a. marsh, 50l. rent and a rent of 50 qrs. salt, and a fourth part of the site of the manor of Calceby, held of John, duke of Lancaster, as of his manor of Beltesford, by knight’s service.
Calceby. The manor (except the last-mentioned knights’ fees etc.), held of John, duke of Lancaster, as of his manor of Beltesford, by knight’s service.
Skirbek. A third part of the manor, held of the earl of Richmond in socage and by service of a rent of 40d. yearly.
Beausolace. A third part of the manor, held of the duke of Lancaster in socage and by service of a rent of 2s. 6d. yearly.
Kirketon. A third part of the manor, held of the heirs of Richard de Welby of Swynesheved by knight’s service.
Multon. A third part of the manor, held of the prior of Spaldyng by knight’s service.
Flethergate. 25 marks from a third part of the manor, together with the advowson of the church of St. Mary, Staynton Wadyngham. The said third part, with the advowson, is held of John, duke of Lancaster, as of his manor of Sutton, in socage and by service of a rent of 40d. yearly.
Immyngham. The manor, held of the earl of Northumberland and lord de Percy by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Stalyngburgh. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Sotteby. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Faldyngworth. The manor (extent given), whereof part is held of Joan, princess of Wales, countess of Kent, by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee, another part is held of John de Cotum, as of the manor of Snartford, by service of 1 lb. pepper yearly, another part is held of the heirs of Walter de Ounesby of Cold Hanworth by a rent of 18d. yearly, and another part is held of the heirs of John Chaumberleyn of Wykyngby, knight, by service of 1 lb. wax and a rent of 2d. The extent includes 50 a. meadow of the meadows of Lyssynleye.
Hakthorn. A messuage, a toft, a carucate of land and 19 a. meadow, held of the abbot of Barlynges by outside service and a rent of 8d. yearly.
Bekeryng. A messuage, a toft and 3 bovates, 1 1/2 a. land, held of the heirs of John de Bekeryng, knight, in socage and by coming every year to the court of the said heirs held next after Michaelmas.
Croxby and Thoresway. 4l. 6s. 8d. rent from the lands etc. of William de Croxby, which lands are held of the lord de Percy by knight’s service.
Somercotes. A messuage and 70 1/2 a. land, held of the heirs of William … by service of rendering a needle yearly at Michaelmas.
Ketelsby. A messuage, a toft and 2 1/2 bovates of land, held of William de Skipwyth, knight, by knight’s service.
Skeldynghop. The manor, (tenure not given).
Golthagh. The manor (extent given), whereof 4 bovates of land are held of Joan, princess of Wales, countess of Kent, by service of a rent of 8d. yearly, and the residue is held of the princess by knight’s service. The extent includes a several pasture called ‘le Conyngarth’ and a wood with herbage called ‘les Laundes.’ The heirs of William de Toutheby hold a sixth part of a knight’s fee of the said manor by knight’s service; and the earl held the said sixth part in service on the day of his death of the bishop of Lincoln by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as last above.
436.
Writ of Plura, 18 February, 4 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Lincoln, Saturday after St. Matthew, (fn. 1) 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuage in Lincoln and cottages in Grymesby in his demesne as of fee.
He held the under-mentioned advowson of Faldyngworth in fee.
During his lifetime he made a charter of feoffment of the under-mentioned manors of Skeldynghop and Golthaugh to Henry Asty, knight, John de Haburgh, parson of the church of Iwardby, John de Pikworth, parson of the church of Catton, and William Pilet, and appointed Richard Ward of Skeldynghop and Thomas Baxter of Bolyngton as his attorneys to deliver seisin. John de Haburgh, on behalf of himself and his co-feoffees, received seisin of the manor of Skeldynghop by delivery of the said Richard Ward on Sunday the feast of the Epiphany last. The earl died at dawn the said day, before the said delivery of seisin, and so died seised of both manors in his demesne as of fee.
He held no other lands etc. in the county in his demesne as of fee beyond those specified in the first inquisition taken after his death.
Lincoln. A messuage, held of the king in chief in free burgage.
Grymesby. 4 cottages, held of the king in chief in free burgage.
Faldyngworth. The advowson of the church, held of the heirs of John de Arche, forester, services not known.
Skeldynghop. The manor, held of the princess of Wales in socage by a rent of 30l. yearly, except a parcel of wood called ‘Brodholmehirne’ which is held of the prioress of Brodholm by a rent of 5s. yearly.
Golthaugh. The manor, held as above (last inquisition).
Heir as above (Northumberland inquisition).
C. Ric. II. File 17 (1)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 204 (1 and 2) (Lincoln)
Do. Do. No. 205 (1 and 2) (Northumberland and Cumberland)
437. John Wendout
Writ of Mandamus, 28 January, 4 Richard II
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at the castle of Newcastle upon Tyne, Thursday in the first week of Lent, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor, moiety and lands etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Newton by the Sea. A moiety of the manor.
Hibbourne. The manor.
Yerdyll. 3 husband-lands, 9 a. land and meadow, 6 cottages and a watermill, worth nothing because totally devastated by frequent incursions of the Scots.
All held of Edward III in chief by service of one knight’s fee.
Yerdyll. 2 carucates of land and 45 a. land and meadow, worth nothing for the above cause, held of the barony of Werk in socage and by service of a rose yearly at Midsummer.
Est Dicheburne. 8 husband-lands, held of the lord de Bellomonte in socage and by service of a rose yearly at Midsummer.
Alnewyk. A cottage, held of Henry, lord de Percy by knight’s service.
Ellyngton. A messuage and 18 a. land, held of the lord de Welles in socage and by service of 1 lb. pepper at Christmas.
He died on Friday before St. James, 41 Edward III.
Alice daughter of John Syward the son of Alice Syward one of his sisters, aged three-quarters of a year, Robert de Hibburn, aged 30 years, son of Isabel his second sister, John de Graham, aged 33 years, son of Mary his third sister, Margery daughter of Robert de Lylleburn the son of Elizabeth his fourth sister, aged 5 years, Margery wife of Richard Wetewang and Elizabeth her sister, aged respectively 30 years and 26 years, daughters of Agnes his fifth sister, and Margaret late the wife of Thomas Sampson and Agnes her sister, aged respectively 40 years and 40 years, daughters of Christiana his sixth sister, are his kinsfolk and heirs.
Since his death William de Aukeland and Christiana, his wife, have been in possession of a moiety of the manor of Hibburn, a moiety of 8 husband-lands in Hibbourne and a moiety of the mill of that town without the king’s licence; and the remaining premises have been in the king’s hand by reason of the heirs aforesaid.
C. Ric. II. File 17 (2)
438. Blanche, late the wife of Thomas Wake of Lydell
Writ: 12 July, 4 Richard II
YORK. Inq. taken at York in the castle, 22 July, 4 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor in dower, of the right and inheritance of Thomas Wake of Lydell.
Langeton. The manor (extent given), held of the heir of John de Moubray of Axiholm, a minor in the king’s wardship, by service of a knight’s fee.
She died on 3 July last. Joan, princess of Wales, the king’s mother, aged 40 years, is next heir of the said Thomas Wake to the said manor, to wit, daughter of Margaret his sister. The jurors know nothing as to the heir of the said Blanche.
439.
Writ: 12 July, 4 Richard II
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Bedford, 25 July, 4 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor in dower after the death of the said Thomas Wake.
Stevyngton. The manor (extent given, including a several fishery and groves called ‘Salisfrith’ and ‘Wodecroft’), held by service of 13s. 4d. to be paid to the king by the hands of the sheriff.
She died on Tuesday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr last. Joan, the king’s mother, aged 40 years and more, is kinswoman of the said Thomas and next heir after Blanche’s death.
440.
Writ: 12 July, 4 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Colne Wake, 21 July, 4 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor and advowson for life in dower.
Colne Wake. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church, held of the lord FitzWater by service of a knight’s fee. The extent includes 8 a. of ‘sparreware’ in Eldelond, 82 a. underwood in Westhaywode, and the tenements Turgys and Sagores.
She died on Monday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr last. Joan, sister and heir of John late earl of Kent, of full age, is her heir.
441.
HERTFORD. Inq. taken at Ware, 26 July, 4 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor in dower of the inheritance of Joan the princess; except a messuage and 120 a. land and meadow, parcel of the manor, which John de Oustwyk holds by her grant for the term of her life, and which the princess by her letters confirmed to the said John for the term of his life, with remainder to her (the princess) and her heirs.
Ware. The manor (extent given), held of Sir Henry Ferrers, lord of Groby, by service of 6s. 8d. yearly. The extent includes a park, a fulling-mill, the fishery of the manor along the stream from the place called ‘Stretende’ to the place called ‘Newemededych,’ and a moiety of the fishery along the whole stream from the place called ‘Stretende’ to the place called ‘Benjoford.’
She died on 9 July last. Joan the princess, of full age, is her heir.
442.
Writ: 12 July, 4 Richard II
MIDDLESEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Stebbenhithe, Tuesday after St. Edward the King, 4 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned toft etc. for life in dower, of the inheritance of Joan, princess of Wales, the king’s mother, the reversion after her death belonging to the said princess and her heirs.
Stebbenhithe. A toft, 15 a. arable and 7 a. meadow, held of the bishop of London by service of 12d. rent.
She died on 10 July last. Joan the princess is next heir to the premises.
443.
Writ: 12 July, 4 Richard II
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penreth, Tuesday before St. Bartholomew, 4 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned barony for life of the inheritance of Joan, princess of Wales, the king’s mother.
Lydell. The barony, (now worth nothing, either in demesne or in service, because it is totally laid waste, with all its members, towns, hamlets and parcels, by the Scots), held of the king in chief, both in demesne and in service, by homage and fealty, service of 56s. yearly payable at the Exchequer of Carlisle for cornage, and by doing suit to the county of Cumberland every month.
She died on Wednesday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr last. Henry, earl of Derby, aged 18 years, is her kinsman and next heir.
444.
WESTMORELAND. Inq. taken at Appelby, Friday the feast of St. Laurence, 4 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor for life, of the inheritance of Joan, princess of Wales, the king’s mother.
Merton. The manor (extent given), held of Sir Roger de Clifford by homage and fealty and service of 8s. 6d. yearly for cornage. The extent includes a park which anciently used to render 40s. yearly but now renders nothing because it lies open and unenclosed, and a fulling-mill.
Date of death and heir as last above.
445.
Writ: 12 July, 4 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Brunne, Wednesday the feast of St. James the Apostle, 4 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned castle and manors for life as her dower after the death of Thomas Wak of Lydel, sometime her husband.
She also held the under-mentioned rent (estate not specified).
Brunne. The castle and manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by homage and fealty. The extent includes a marsh called ‘Brunne Fen’ extending from a place called ‘Arsthweyth’ to Potterlane in Brunne, thence to Morton, thence to Litildyk and thence to the dyke of the prior of Spaldyng, and the profit of a poundage to be taken yearly in the marsh, to wit, for stranger (extraneis) cattle in respect of ‘greshyr,’ from Morton to Sokholm, thence to the gates of Wrigthbolt, thence to Dowehyrne, thence by Brunnehe to Goderamcote, thence to Estcote, thence to the cross at Esthowe, thence to Medylhowe, and thence to Arsthweyth, a market every Saturday, and a fair on the feast of Holy Trinity.
Depyng. The manor (extent given), two-thirds of which are held of the king in chief by homage and fealty, and the other third of the abbot of Peterborough by service of 2s. yearly. The extent includes 563 a. meadow in Cranemore, a marsh called ‘Depyngfen’ extending from Est Depyng to the middle of the bridge of Crouland and half way across the river Weland (et medietatem aque de Weland), thence to the messuage of William atte Tounesende of Spaldyng, thence to a place called ‘Dowehyrne,’ thence to Goderhamkote, thence to Estcote, thence to Bastonbarre, thence to Langtoftoutgeng, and thence to Estdepyng, a profit of poundage to be taken yearly of all beasts in the marsh in alternate years (bina vice) at the lord’s will, to wit, one year of horses and one of other animals, upon payment of which the animals of all who have common are delivered without ‘greshyre’ being taken, but from other animals the lord shall have ‘greshyre,’ a profit of fishery in the said marsh newly received by the lord owing to floods on the north side towards Spaldyng, other profits of fishery and of the taking of fowl throughout the marsh, a fishery along a moiety of the river Weland as far as Croyland and thence to Spaldyng, a profit for way-leave (chiminagio) on Catebryg and before the gates of the priory of Depyng, a market every Wednesday, and a fair on Michaelmas day.
Kelby. The manor (extent given), held of the bishop of Durham by fealty.
Skeldynghop. 10l. rent out of the manor, held of the king in chief by homage and fealty.
She died on Tuesday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr last. The reversion of the aforesaid castle, manors and tenements belongs to Joan princess of Wales, aged 40 years, as kinswoman and heir of Thomas Wake of Lydell, to wit, daughter of Margaret countess of Kent, his sister.
C. Ric. II. File 17 (3)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 197 (5) (Lincoln)
Do. Do. No. 198 (13 and 14) (Cumberland and Westmoreland)
446. Hugh de Wrottesley, knight
Writ: 4 February, 4 Richard II
HEREFORD. Inq. taken at Hereford, Monday after the octave of the Purification, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned third part for life by the courtesy of England, of the right of Mabel, late his wife, deceased, the reversion belonging to Elizabeth wife of Adam de Peshale, knight, aged 30 years and more, sister and heir of the said Mabel.
Talgarth. A third part of the manor, held of the king in chief by service of a third part of a knight’s fee.
He died on Monday after St. Vincent last. Hugh, his son, aged 10 years, is his next heir of the blood.
C. Ric. II. File 17 (4)
Robert, son and heir of John Poyntz, knight
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Robert, summoning to the said proof Robert de Assheton, knight, in whose custody are the lands of the said heir’s inheritance by demise of John de Beauchamp, knight, to whom Edward III demised them until the lawful age of the said heir. 22 February, 4 Richard II.
Endorsed: The escheator warned Robert de Assheton by John Kyng and John Taillour to be present at the said proof, but he did not come, nor any one in his name.
447.
HEREFORD. Proof of age taken at Rosse, Friday, 8 March, 4 Richard II.
Thomas Selymon, aged 60 years, says that the said heir was born at Deucherch in Irchinfeld and baptized in the church there on Saturday the eve of Holy Trinity, 33 Edward III. This the deponent remembers because on the same day he purchased a messuage in Deucherch and took seisin thereof, as appears by the date of the charter of feoffment thereof.
John Mercer, aged 60 years, agrees and says that on the following Monday he married his wife in the church of the said town of Deuchirch.
John Hugouns, aged 60 years, agrees and says that on the same day he fell from a horse and was ill for a quarter of a year and nearly died.
John Podding, Richard of the Purye and Thomas Schepherd, aged 50 years and more, agree and say that on the same day they began to build the belfry of the said church.
Richard Dyere, John Wyllimes and Walter Roggeres, aged 43 years and more, agree and say that they were in the said church at the time of the baptism.
Jevan Jurkyn, Maurice Thommes and Jevan ap Eynon, aged 40 years and more, agree and say that on the same day they were in the company of the said John Poyntz at Hereford for dinner when the birth of the said heir was announced.
C. Ric. II. File 17 (5)
448. Thomas, son of Philip Tope, brother of Roger Tope, father of William Tope
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Thomas, kinsman and heir of the said William, who held by knight’s service of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, late a minor in the wardship of Edward III. 11 June, 4 Richard II.
SALOP. Proof of age made at Lodelowe, Monday after SS. Peter and Paul, 4 Richard II.
Hugh Purcell, aged 40 years and more, says that the said Thomas was born at Westbradeleye and baptized in the church of Borton on 4 March, 32 Edward III, and was 23 years of age and more on Monday after SS. Peter and Paul last. This the deponent knows because on Sunday after St. Barnabas in the same year he married Margaret, his wife.
William son of Robert, William Burnell and Richard de Stebynton, aged 43 years and more, agree and say that on Monday before Holy Trinity in the same year they were robbed of 3 horses and 20 marks in money near Ludelowe on their way to Shrewsbury.
Henry Herdeleye, John Bowen of Rook and Richard Henries, aged 50 years and more, agree and say that on Sunday next after Whitsunday in the same year they set out for Santiago.
Philip Bacon, John Tuppa and Richard Malmeshull, aged 44 years and more, agree and say that on Tuesday before St. Augustine in the same year they entered into a bond in 100 marks with Richard Toggeford for wool bought from him.
William Dodemour and John de Merssheton, aged 42 years and more, agree and say that on Saturday after Michaelmas in the same year they fought each other and drew blood from each other, for which they were amerced in the court of the earl of March at Lodelowe before Hugh Boraston, steward there.
C. Ric. II. File 17 (6)
449. Thomas, son and heir of John de Hynton
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Thomas, whose father held by knight’s service of the heir of John Lestraunge, tenant in chief of Edward III. The lands of the inheritance of the said Thomas are in the custody of William Banastre of Hadenhale, said to be now deceased, by commitment of Edward III, and the executors of the said William are to be warned to attend at the taking of the proof. 30 February, 4 Richard II.
SALOP. Proof of age made at Shrewsbury, Saturday after St. Gregory, 4 Richard II.
James de Hethe, aged 40 years and more, says that the said Thomas was born at Hynton and baptized in the church of Whitchirche on Thursday before Michaelmas, 33 Edward III, and was 21 years of age and more on Friday after Michaelmas last. This the deponent knows because on Tuesday after St. Luke in the same year he married Katharine, his wife.
Roger de Walle, aged 43 years and more, agrees and says that on Wednesday before All Saints, 33 Edward III, he purchased …… in Warton by Whitchirche.
John de Egge and William Cokesson, aged 54 years and more, agree and say that on Saturday after SS. Simon and Jude in the same year they rendered account of goods etc. bequeathed to St. Mary in the parish of Whitchirche at divers times, as is enrolled in the missal there.
David Rathebon and John de Calerhale, aged 55 years and more, agree and say that on Tuesday before St. Andrew in the same year they fought each other and drew blood from each other with the sword, for which they were amerced at the great tourn of Bradeford held at Ercalewe on the said Tuesday before Henry de Wotton, steward there.
Richard Prees and Ralph Bailly, aged 54 years and more, agree and say that on Thursday before All Saints in the same year they set out together for Santiago in accordance with an oath which they jointly took when in peril of water.
John de Sogedon and Madok le Yong, aged 48 years and more, agree and say that on Wednesday before St. Thomas the Apostle in the same year they were elected wardens of the gild of St. Katharine the Virgin at Hynton by the brethren of the gild.
Roger Wareyn, aged 53 years and more, agrees and says that on Friday before Christmas in the same year Alice, his wife, was buried in the churchyard of Whitchirche, and the parson there had a red cow by way of mortuary.
William de Eton, aged 56 years and more, agrees and says that on Sunday after St. Thomas the Apostle in the same year Richard, his firstborn son, rode a black foal in a field called ‘Bellehurst’ and broke his left leg.
C. Ric. II. File 17 (7)
450. Thomas Botiller
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Thomas, son of William Botiller of Wemme, knight, and Joan, his wife, one of the sisters and heirs of John de Sudleye, knight, and kinsman and heir not only of the said John, who held of Edward III in chief, but also of Margery, the other sister and heir of the said John, who held of the present king in chief. The lands of the inheritance of the said Thomas are in his own custody until his lawful age, by the king’s commitment. Norhampton, 17 November, 4 Richard II.
STAFFORD. Proof of age made at Stafford, 19 November, 4 Richard II.
Roger de Pychford, aged 40 years and more, says that the said Thomas was born at Tyrley and baptized in the church of Drayton ‘in the Halys’ on Monday after Michaelmas, 32 Edward III, and was 22 years of age and more on Monday after Michaelmas last. This the deponent knows because on Tuesday before Michaelmas in the same year he purchased for himself 10 a. land.
Ralph Parker, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that on Thursday before the Decollation of St. John the Baptist in the same year his son Richard was born.
John de Mollesley, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that on Tuesday before Michaelmas in the same year he married Isabel, his wife.
John Cook, aged 42 years and more, agrees and says that on the aforesaid Monday in the same year his daughter Agnes was born.
William Swaynes, aged 52 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year he was a servant of the said William Botiller, father of Thomas, and on the aforesaid Monday, as he rode to fetch the godfathers of Thomas, he broke his left leg.
John Sprot, aged 45 years and more, agrees and says that Alice, his wife, was buried in the churchyard of Drayton on the said Monday.
Richard Reinald, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that he was servant of the parson of the church of Tyrley, who was a godfather of the said Thomas.
Roger Bagod, aged 43 years and more, agrees and says that … in the same year he set out for St. Thomas of Canterbury.
Nicholas de Ly … don, aged 46 years and more, agrees and says that on Friday the feast of St. Matthew in the same year he was despoiled of a horse by robbers.
William Lyttelhaye, aged … years and more, agrees and says that on Saturday before St. Matthew in the same year he climbed a tree in a wood at Tyrley and fell therefrom and broke his right arm.
William Tony, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that he had a brother named John who was made a monk in the priory of Wenlok on Monday after St. James in the same year.
John Wilkys, aged 43 years and more, agrees and says that on Wednesday before St. Margaret in the same year Richard, his firstborn son, cut his left arm with a knife so that his life was despaired of.
C. Ric. II. File 17 (8)
451. John, son and heir of Henry Bradeweye
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said heir, and to warn Walter Haywode, in whose custody are the lands of the heir’s inheritance by commitment of Edward III, to be present at the proof and shew cause why the said lands should not be restored to the heir. 6 February, 4 Richard II.
SOUTHAMPTON. Proof of age made at Ryngwode, 22 March, 4 Richard II.
William Werbourne, aged 43 years and more, and Andrew Botesassch, aged 45 years and more, say that the said heir was born at Little Sombourne and baptized in the church there on Thursday the feast of SS. Peter and Paul, 33 Edward III, John Russel, chaplain, and William atte Hulle being his godfathers, and Elizabeth del Isle his godmother. This the deponents know because the said William Werbourne acquired a carucate of land on the same day.
Richard Fraunkeleyn, aged 42 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day his wife gave birth to his firstborn son.
Simon Chepman, aged 45 years and more, William Bottes, aged 50 years, and William Eliot, aged 44 years, agree and say that on the same day they set out on a pilgrimage to Canterbury.
John White, aged 49 years and more, agrees and says that on the same day he engaged himself to Alice atte Mulle to take her to wife.
John … geford, aged 60 years, Thomas Snel, aged 47 years, Henry Andrew, aged 53 years, Morgan Milton, aged 54 years, and John Kenne, aged 48 years and more, agree and say that a dispute arose between the prior of Motesfunte and the vicar of Little Sumbourne touching tithes of lambs, and they (the deponents) were at Motesfunte with the prior in a loveday on the day of said heir’s birth, and an agreement was made between the parties.
So all the deponents say that the said heir was 22 years of age and more on the feast of SS. Peter and Paul last.
Walter de Haywode was warned to attend and was present in person; but he had nothing to say on behalf of the king or himself against delivery of the inheritance to the said heir.
C. Ric. II. File 17 (9)
452. Juliana, wife of John atte Mulle, and Christina, wife of Philip Cleverle
(Writ missing)
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Rudbrugge, Thursday before Whitsunday, 4 Richard II.
John Lovel, Henry Trompe and Edmund Hacpan, each of them aged 42 years, say that the said Juliana, one of the daughters and heirs of Thomas de Mynstede, was born in the parish church of Mynstede and baptized in the same, and was 22 years of age on 1 May, 2 Richard II. This they know because on the same day they set out on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. And they also say that the said Christina, the other daughter and heir of the said Thomas, was 21 years of age at the feast of St. Peter’s Chains, 3 Richard II; and this they know because on the same day Sir John, rector of the said church, died.
Walter Apselot, John Haubrey, Roger Clater, Edmund Welifed and William Smyth, each of them aged 45 years, agreed as to the ages of the said Juliana and Christina, and that they were born and baptized in the said church; and this they know because when Juliana was born they crossed to the parts of Calais, and when Christina was born there was a great split (cisma) in connection with the election of a mayor of Southampton.
Ralph Joye, John Peres, John Pykenet and Roger Waldyng, each of them aged 50 years, agree and say that at the time of the birth of Juliana the lady of the Isle of Wight, was dead, and at the time of the birth of Christina the abbot of Beaulieu died.
Sibyl late the wife of the said Thomas de Mynstede, to whom the wardship of Juliana and Christina was committed by Edward III, was present at the above proof of age but could say nothing against it on behalf of the king or herself.
The said Christina was born at Mynstede and baptized in the said church.
C. Ric. II. File 17 (10)
453. Lionel Dautrey, knight
(Writ not enrolled)
YORK. Inq. taken at Rodirham, 8 April, 4 Richard II.
Edward le Despenser, deceased, formerly held the under-mentioned manor in fee, and long before his death granted it by charter to the said Lionel for life, with reversion to himself and his heirs. Lionel died in 2 Richard II. After his death the king took the manor into his hand and granted it at farm to Thomas de Orgrave, clerk, until the lawful age of the heir of the said Edward, a minor in the king’s wardship. Lionel received the profit of the manor until his death, and since then the said Thomas has received the issues and profits. The said Edward, long before his death and before the said grant to Lionel, charged the manor to Robert de Torbok with 20l. yearly for life.
Kymbirworth. The manor, held of the duke of Lancaster by service of a pair of gilt spurs.
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 203 (6)

Footnotes

  • 1. A mistake for St. Matthias.