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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 3

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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 3

54. Margaret, late the wife of John de la Ryvere
Writ, referring particularly to certain lands etc. which the said Margaret held in dower of the inheritance of Joan wife of Richard Priour, kinswoman and heir of Thomas son and heir of Richard de la Ryvere, who held of the king in chief. 12 May, 1 Richard II.
WILTS. Inq. taken at Swyndon, 16 May, 1 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned third part of a manor in dower after her late husband’s death, of the inheritance of Joan wife of Richard Priour, daughter of Thomasia sister of John brother of Richard de la Ryvere father of Thomas de la Ryvere.
Westhrop. A third part of the manor.
She died on 27 March last.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (1)
55. Miles de Stapelton of Bedale, knight
Writ of Mandamus, 22 March, 1 Richard II
WILTS. Inq. (indented) taken at Wylton, 16 June, 1 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors and moiety jointly with Joan, late his wife, by gift and grant of John Skot, parson of the church of Myddelton, and John Walkelate, parson of the church of Waxtensham, made to them and the heirs male of their bodies by a fine levied in the king’s court.
Codeford. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Langeford, Deone and Grymstede. Moieties of the manors, similarly held.
Hamteworth. The manor, held of the bishop of Winchester, as of his manor of Dounton, services not known.
He died on Wednesday before St. Nicholas, 38 Edward III. Miles, his son by the said Joan, aged 20 years and 51 weeks, is his next heir according to the above fine.
Edward III, by letters patent dated 21 February, 39 Edward III [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1364–1367, p. 92], granted the keeping of all the lands etc. late of the said Miles, together with the issues thereof since his death, to queen Philippa; and she, by letters indented dated 12 May in the same year (ratified by the king’s letters patent of even date [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1364–1367, p. 113]), granted the same to Brian de Stapelton, knight, John de Boys and Roger de Boys, who have accordingly received the issues of the said lands since Miles’ death.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (2)
56. Thomas Swanlond
Writ of Mandamus, 28 October, 1 Richard II
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, 6 November, 1 Richard II
Parish of St. Martin in the Vintry. A cellar, with chambers and solars built thereon.
Parish of All Hallows the Less in Dowegate ward. A messuage and a shop.
He was seised of both the above in fee tail, to him and Elizabeth, his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, by gift of Walter Waldeschef.
Parish of St. Martin in the Vintry. 46s. rent issuing from a messuage whereof he was seised in his demesne as of fee, but whether in fee tail or fee simple the jurors know not.
All the premises are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
He died on the eve of St. Thomas the Apostle, 39 Edward III. Robert de Cokewold, Thomas Brakenbergh and William Poutrell, respectively sons and heirs of his three sisters and heirs Beatrice, Maud and Joan, are his heirs, and each of them is 30 years old and more.
All the aforesaid tenements were seized into the hand of Edward III in the deceased’s lifetime on account of debts which he owed to the king. The tenements in the parish of All Hallows the Less were subsequently, to wit, on 6 July, 46 Edward III, delivered to Alice Pereres, now said to be the wife of William Wyndesore, knight, to hold to her and her assigns for as long as the said tenements should be in the king’s hand. The said William and Alice now hold them and receive the issues, and Alice held them and received the issues until William took her to wife. The tenements in the parish of St. Martin in the Vintry were delivered to John Destyner on 26 January, 46 Edward III, to hold for life, if they should remain in the king’s hand for so long a time, free of rent. He still holds them and receives the issues.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (3)
57. Margery, late the wife of Percival de Somerey
Writ to the escheator to enquire concerning certain lands etc. said to have been held by the said Margery for life, with reversion after her death to John son and heir of John de Moubray of Axiholm, a minor in the king’s wardship; and to ascertain who have occupied the said lands etc. since her death. 4 May, 1 Richard II.
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Thame, Tuesday before St. Leonard, 2 Richard II.
She was seised of the under-mentioned messuages etc. in demesne.
Morton by Thame. Ten messuages and 10 virgates of land in the hands of bond tenants, tenure not known.
She died after St. Peter’s Chains, 1 Richard II, day not known. John son and heir of John de Moubray, age not known, is her heir.
The tenants of the premises have occupied them since her death, and have taken the issues and profits, not knowing who should be their lord after her death.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (4)
58. Walter de Tyndall
Writ: 16 January, 1 Richard II
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Corbrig, Saturday after Corpus Christi, 1 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor, moiety and lands in demesne and in service.
Dylston. The manor (extent given, including 5 husband-lands, each containing 25 a., and 30 cottages of which 6 lie completely waste), held of the king in chief by service of a third part of a knight’s fee, and by service of rendering 4s. 6d. yearly at the feast of the Translation of St. Cuthbert for ward of the king’s castle of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and by doing suit to the county court of Northumberland.
Corbrig. A moiety of a watermill, held of the earl of Northumberland by rendering 10s. yearly; worth nothing because completely waste.
Wellawe. One husband-land with the lands adjacent thereto, held of Sir Ralph Hastynges.
Ayden. 18 a. land, held of Nicholas Raymes, as of the manor of Ayden, by service of rendering 1 lb. of pepper at Michaelmas; worth nothing because completely waste.
He died on the feast of the Epiphany, Richard II. Joan his daughter, aged 1 1/2 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (5)
E. Inq. P.M. File 43 (19)
59.
(No writ)
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penreth, Tuesday in the third week of Lent, 1 Richard II.
Ulledale. Four bovates of land, held of Gilbert de Umfravile, earl of Angus, as of the manor of Cokermoth, by service of rendering 6d. yearly for cornage.
Date of death and heir as above.
E. Inq. P.M. File 43 (8; second part)
Writ to the escheator in co. Northumberland to assign dower to Isabel late the wife of the said Walter in the presence of John de Nevyll, to whom the king has committed the custody of certain of Walter’s lands, or his attorneys. 22 December, 2 Richard II.
E. Inq. P.M. File 43 (19)
60. Peter Talbot
Writ: 10 January, 1 Richard II
SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Ipswich, Saturday after St. Hilary, 1 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned moiety in his demesne as of fee.
Hyntlesham. A moiety of the manor (extent given, including a leet held on Monday in Whitsun week), held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He died on Sunday the feast of St. Lucy last. Edmund his son, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (6)
61. Andrew de Tyndale
Writ to the mayor and escheator in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 12 February, 1 Richard II.
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE. Inq. taken at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 16 April, 1 Richard II.
He was seised of a shop in ‘Fleshewer Rawe’ which he held of the king in free burgage by service of 1/2d. yearly, and of a plot of waste land in ‘le Coke Rawe’ which he held as above by service of 2d. yearly. The premises were granted to him for life by Edward III by charter. He held no lands etc. of others in the said town.
Date of death not known, because he died in parts far distant from the town. Thomas Jonge, his brother, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (7)
62. Richard de Vernoun, knight
Writ of Mandamus, 29 July, 1 Richard II
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. (indented) taken at Pychecote, 8 August, 1 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Pychecote. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the heirs of Humphrey de Bohun, late earl of Hereford, minors in the late king’s wardship, by knight’s service and by service of doing suit every three weeks to the court of the said heirs at their manor of Hasele, co. Oxford.
He died on Monday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 50 Edward III. Richard his son, aged 7 1/2 years, is his heir.
After his death the late king entered into the manor and gave it by letters patent [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1374–1377, p. 373] to Thomas of Wodestoke, his son, now earl of Bukyngham and constable of England, to hold until the lawful age of the said heirs, together with their marriages; and the earl entered into the manor by virtue of that grant and has received the issues and profits ever since. The deceased received the issues and profits of the manor for his own use and profit during the whole of his lifetime.
Writ of scire facias to the sheriff of Bukyngham to enter the liberty of the honor of Wallyngford and warn Thomas of Wodestok, earl of Bukyngham, to be before the king in the octave of Trinity next to shew cause why the manor and advowson of Pichecote should not be resumed into the king’s hand and delivered to Nicholas Seintpier, chaplain, John Wolf of Herlaston, clerk, and Nicholas de Ivyngho, chaplain; as the king—on a complaint by the said Nicholas, John and Nicholas that, although Richard de Vernon, knight, long before his death enfeoffed them by charter of the said manor and advowson, and when they were in possession thereof released to them by a certain writing all his right therein, as appears by the said charter and writing shewn in the Chancery, so that he did not hold the manor and advowson on the day of his death, as is alleged by the above inquisition, nevertheless they have been removed from their possession by pretext of letters patent whereby Edward III committed the custody of the premises to the said earl—ordered the sheriff to warn the earl to be before the king in the Chancery in the quinzaine of Easter last to shew cause etc. as above, and the sheriff replied that he had transferred the return to the king’s writ to William Curteys, bailiff of the liberty aforesaid, because no execution thereof could be made in his (the sheriff’s) bailiwick outside the said liberty, and that the said bailiff had given him no answer. 5 May, 2 Richard II.
Endorsements: (1) The sheriff warned the said earl by John Tripelard and John Yonge of Ovynge.
(2) The above-mentioned Nicholas, John and Nicholas appointed Roger de Greseley, Richard Wolf and John Rome as their attorneys.
On the above-mentioned day the earl appeared in the Chancery by William Castelacre, his attorney, alleged the above-mentioned grant of Edward III, and craved the king’s aid, which was granted him. The parties were adjourned to the quinzaine of Michaelmas next in the Chancery. In the meantime the said Nicholas, John and Nicholas are to sue to the king for licence to proceed in the said plea, if they think fit.
Writ to the archbishop of Canterbury, chancellor, authorising him to proceed in the above plea, provided always he proceed not to render judgement therein without consulting the king. 3 February, [? 3] Richard II. French.
63.
Writ to the escheator, on his neglect to carry out a similar order dated 14 November last [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1377–1381, p. 166], to assign dower of the manor of Pichecote to Juliana late the wife of the said Richard, in the presence of Thomas, earl of Buckingham, the king’s uncle, to whom the late king committed the custody of the manor under a certain form. 6 May, 2 Richard II.
BUCKINGHAM. Assignment of dower made at Pichecote, Tuesday after the Ascension, 2 Richard II, in the presence of Hugh Tannere and William Dallefeld, attorneys of the earl of Buckingham, and of the said Juliana, John Bermyncham, knight, Walter Craunford and others.
Pichecote. A third part of the chief house of the manor, a third part of the profit of the dovecote, rents from divers free-tenants, bond-tenants and cottagers (named), a toft called ‘Pyndfold’ in common for the earl and Juliana, a third part of the profits of certain fields, woods and pastures (named), a third part of the head-money (chevagium) of certain bond-tenants (named) dwelling outside the lordship, and certain plots of the demesne lands held at farm by divers tenants (named).
C. Ric. II. File 3 (8)
64. Roger Walssh
Writ of Mandamus, 4 February, 1 Richard II
DORSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Dorchester, Monday after the Annunciation, 1 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors of Langeton and Estchykerell in his demesne as of fee.
He also held the under-mentioned manor of Stokke Coylard in his demesne as of fee, but during his life demised it to William Latymer and Margaret, his wife, for life, at a yearly rent of 10 marks, with reversion to himself and his heirs.
Langeton in Purbyk. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service, with 2 salterns (salinis) in Middelbere.
Stokke Coylard. The manor, held of John Arundel, knight, as of his manor of Lichet Mautravers, by knight’s service.
Estchykerell. The manor, held of John Woth by service of a pair of spurs, price 12d.
He died on Tuesday after SS. Simon and Jude, 49 Edward III. Joan, daughter of John le Walssh his son, aged 2 years, is his heir.
Since his death Henry Yevelee, mason, has occupied the manor of Langeton, with the salterns, by grant of Edward III, William Latymer and Margaret, his wife, have occupied the manor of Stokke Coylard in form aforesaid; and John Fillol and Margaret, his wife, Philip Soydon and Henry Frere, parson of Estchykerell, have been in possession of the manor of Estchykerell, title not known.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (9)
65. Margaret, late the wife of William Wade
Writ: 26 April, 1 Richard II
RUTLAND. Inq. taken at Uppyngham, 27 September, 1 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor for life by grant of John de Haryngton, son of Thomas de Haryngton of Glooston.
Glaston. The manor, held of Sir William la Zouch of Haryngworth by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
She died on Monday before the Annunciation last. Heir not known.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (10)
66. Fulk Fitz Waryn, knight
(Writ missing)
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Gloucester, 28 February, 1 Richard II.
Bentham. The manor, late of the said Fulk, is worth 8 marks yearly and no more, because in 45 Edward III the said Fulk gave to John Junt, his servant, 40s. of rent yearly for life.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (11)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 190 (3)
67. Thomas Hudson
(No writ)
CUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Penreth, Tuesday in the third week of Lent, 1 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned land in his demesne as of fee.
Skelton. 3 bovates of land, held of the king by service of rendering 10 1/2d. yearly at the Exchequer of Carlisle for cornage.
He died on Friday after St. Hilary, 1 Richard II. John his son, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
E. Inq. P.M. File 43 (8, first part)
68. John de Garton
SOMERSET. Assignment of dower (undated) to Robert de Louthe and Juliana, his wife, late the wife of the said John de Garton, in the person of Robert de Crukern, attorney of the said Robert and Juliana.
Northnyweton. A close containing 17 a. called ‘The Clos,’ a piece of land in ‘The Colverfeld’ containing 20 a., 6 a. pasture on the east side in Haymor, 8 s. 6d. rent from lands etc. held by John atte Mourehous, 6s. 10d. rent from lands etc. held by John Tollelone, 6s. 6d. rent from lands etc. held by Richard Benet, 3s. rent from lands etc. held by Nicholas Hayward, and 6s. rent from lands etc. held by Ralph Wheler.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (12)
69. Richard Elmesle of Elmesle
Writ to the escheator in co. Worcester to enquire whether the said Richard, who is said to have held lands of the king in chief in co. Southampton, was a bastard and died without heir of himself. 26 May, 1 Richard II.
WORCESTER. Inq. taken at Upton on Severn, Monday before St. John the Baptist, 1 Richard II.
The said Richard was a bastard and died without heir of himself. He held lands in co. Southampton which ought to pertain to the king as escheat.
70.
Writ to the escheator in co. Southampton—in pursuance of the above inquisition—to enquire what lands the said Richard held of the king in chief on the day of his death, when he died, and who have occupied the said lands and received the issues and profits thereof since his death. Gloucestre, 14 November, 2 Richard II.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Suthampton, Tuesday after St. Barnabas, 2 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned tenement etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Southampton. A tenement in English Street (Anglicus Vicus); a plot called ‘La Chayne’; a void plot.
He died in the first pestilence, day not known.
In his testament he bequeathed the premises to Isabel, his wife, for life, and she held them for 15 years after his death. On her death they lay vacant for 4 years and more. Then came a certain Walter Couk of the county of Worcester, claiming to be Richard’s next collateral heir (in what way the jurors know not), and asserting that Richard’s son Thomas had died in parts beyond seas. He held the premises for a full year, and then enfeoffed John Clerk and John Wytegod of the tenement and the plot called ‘La Chayne,’ to hold in fee simple. They held them thus for 3 years, and then John Clerk released all his right therein to John Wytegod and his heirs. Subsequently John Wytegod enfeoffed Robert Bechesfonte of the tenement in English Street, to hold to him and his heirs, and Robert has held it ever since. The plot called ‘La Chayne’ was retained by John Wytegod in his own possession during his life, and on his death William Bacon entered therein as executor of the testament of Joan, wife of the said John, and holds it thus, by what title the jurors know not. The void plot aforesaid remains in the hands of Walter Couk, and lies uncultivated.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (13)
71. Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex
Writ to the escheator in co. Nottingham. Joan late the wife of the said earl has prayed the king to order dower to be assigned to her of the manor of Arnhale, stating that the earl was seised thereof in his demesne as of fee when he married her and long afterwards, and that he subsequently demised it to Nicholas de Tamworth, knight, now deceased, for life, with reversion to himself and his heirs, and that the manor is now in the king’s hand by the death of Nicholas and by reason of the minority of the earl’s heirs. The escheator is to enquire whether the facts are as stated, and as to the tenure of the manor. 28 September, 1 Richard II.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. (indented) taken at Notyngham, 12 October, 1 Richard II.
Arnall. The earl was seised of the manor (extent given) in his demesne as of fee by hereditary descent in 33 Edward III after the death of William de Bohun, his father. In 32 Edward III, during his father’s lifetime, he married the said Joan. In 38 Edward III he demised the manor to Nicholas de Tamworth, now deceased, for life, with reversion to himself. The said Nicholas died on Sunday before All Saints, 50 Edward III. The manor is held of the king in chief by service of 10l. payable yearly at the Exchequer at Michaelmas. The extent of the manor includes meadows called ‘Blakewong,’ ‘Lyttelmedewe,’ ‘Le Damme,’ ‘Burbulwellemedewe’ and ‘Smardelfsyk,’ a wood called ‘Arnalwode’ in the forest of Skyrewode, containing by estimation 100 a., and perquisites of two great courts held after Easter and Michaelmas.
72.
Writ to the escheator to assign dower of the said manor to Joan late the wife of the earl. 28 November, 1 Richard II.
NOTTINGHAM. Assignment of a third part of the said manor as dower (undated).
The assignment mentions shots (culture) of land called ‘Achardeswong,’ ‘Tathelwong,’ ‘Quarellewong,’ ‘Kylholsykwong,’ ‘Longbuttes,’ ‘Wolfnethawe,’ ‘Kynggeswelhel,’ ‘Le Halewe,’ ‘Tokwynd’ in ‘Swenewefeld,’ ‘Tokwynd’ in ‘Beskewodefeld,’ ‘Le Wong atte Lanehed’ and ‘Le Bericnol,’ meadows called ‘Smardalesyk,’ ‘Burnewellemed,’ ‘Littelmed’ and ‘Blakewongmed,’ and places of wood called ‘Le Swenewes’ and ‘Le Narnewode’; and assigns to Joan a third part of all the perquisites of the two views of frankpledge held after Easter and Michaelmas. The following names of tenants are mentioned:—William Glade, the younger, John Glade, Robert Mawynesson, Robert Wilkynesson, Robert Arnehale, Richard Johanesson, Richard Herriesson, Robert Ballard, John Dalgate, John Crophill, knight, Roger Clerk, William Arnehale, John Staunton, Hugh Rowe, Thomas Kay and Emma late the wife of William Smyth.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (14)
73. David Strabolgi, Earl of Athol
(Writ missing)
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Norwich, Monday before All Saints, 1 Richard II.
The earl held the under-mentioned knights’ fees and parts of fees of Edward III.
Holkham and Swynesthorp. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Richard Neel.
Holkham. A sixteenth part of a knight’s fee, held by Richard ….
Besthorp. A twentieth part of a knight’s fee, held by the prior of Wymundham.
Reppes. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Peter de Brampton.
Worthstede. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by William Granar’.
Brunham, Harpele, Fulmerston and Hakeford. Five and a half knights’ fees, held by Oliver de Calthorp and his tenants.
Wymbotesham. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Thomas de Ingaldesthorp.
Depeden, Barsham, Denever, Dounham, Derham, Fordham, Lyrlyng, Melond, Fyncbam and Northbarsham. Eight knights’ fees, held by William de Waunsy and his tenants.
Blonorton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Pernell de Brom; and a fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by William de Blonorton.
Kylverston. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by the prior of Cokesford.
[Grymeston], Congham and Geyton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Robert de Reppes.
Gayst, [Thymel]thorp, Sperham and Felthorp. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by William Curson.
SUFFOLK. Kenet, Kentford, Banham, Herryngg Welle, Hendon and Twynham. Four knights’ fees, held by Margaret Mareschall, countess of Norfolk.
West Colvyll and Carleton. One knight’s fee, held by John de Colvyll.
Radewyntyr. Two knights’ fees and a fourth part of a fee, held by William le Chamberleyn and his tenants.
Preston. Half a knight’s fee, held by the master of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England.
West Colvyll and Carleton. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Roger de Wotton.
Ewysham. Two knights’ fees, held by the earl of Arundel.
Bengham. Two knights’ fees, held by the same.
Brokele. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by John de Launey.
NORFOLK. Holkham. The advowson of a mediety of the church.
Possewyk. The advowson of the church.
Styvekay. The advowson of the church.
The following knights’ fees and parts of fees were held in dower by Mary de Sancto Paulo, late countess of Pembroke, of the inheritance of the said earl of Athol.
NORFOLK. Warle and Suthelyngham. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Roger Kemp and his parceners.
Magna Kerbrok. One knight’s fee, held by John Botetourt.
Wetyng, Cnapton, Toftefrise, Sherforde, Feltwell, Fransham, Bakennesthorp, Werham, Geyton, Sperham, Hovestrand, Suthbradenham, Barsham, Loden, Depeham and Creik. Three knights’ fees, held by John de Plaiz and his tenants.
Hekyngham and Hales. One knight’s fee, held by the abbot of Langele.
Brunstede. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by William le Parkere.
Hekelyng and Batfeld. Three parts of a knight’s fee, held by Roger de Singes.
SUFFOLK. Wridlyngton. One knight’s fee, held by John de Pabenham and the heirs of Robert de Scales.
Tudenham. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by John de Frivill; one knight’s fee, held by John de Thelyngham.
Wrentham [and] Coove. Two knights’ fees, held by … de Ponynges.
[NORFOLK]. Reynham and Fransham. One knight’s fee, held by … and his parceners.
SUFFOLK. Wrentham and Covehith. Two knights’ fees, held by John de Perpont and his tenants.
Buxhall. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by William de Tendryng.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (15)
Stephen de Marreys, knight
Exemplification, at the request of James le Botiller, earl of Ormonde, of the following writ and inquisition. Kilkenny, 2 April, 2 Richard II. Attested by the said earl, justiciary of Ireland.
74.
Writ to Robert Loughtebourgh, escheator of Ireland—on information that the said Stephen, who held divers lands etc. in Ireland of Edward III in chief, died without heir, whereby his lands etc. rightly pertain to the king as escheat—to enquire concerning the lands and heir of the said Stephen, and who has occupied the lands since his death and taken the issues and profits thereof, and by what title. Tristildermot, 27 March, 1 Richard II. Attested by the same earl.
IRELAND. Inq. taken at Clomell, 3 May, 1 Richard II.
The said Stephen held no lands in Ireland of Edward III in chief; but he held the under-mentioned manor in his demesne as of fee, and also some lands in England the tenure and value of which is not known to the jurors.
Cloghyr, co. Tipperary. The manor, held of the earl of Ormonde, as of his manor of Moyalvy, co. Tipperary, by service of 20s. of royal service when a scutage is current.
The manor is worth nothing, because it is wasted and destroyed by the Oboynes and Omolryans, Irish enemies of the king.
Date of death not known, because he died in England 6 or 7 years ago. Sir James le Botiller, earl of Ormonde, of full age, is his kinsman and heir, as follows:—William de Marreys, knight, his ancestor, to whom the said lands descended by hereditary right and who was seised of them in fee when he died, had issue a son John and a daughter Joan. On William’s death the lands descended to the said John as his son and heir, and on John’s death to Herbert de Marreys as his son and heir, and on Herbert’s death to the said Stephen as his son and heir. Stephen died without heir of his body, so that the right of inheritance reverted to the right heirs of the aforesaid Joan. She was married to Theobald le Botiller, generally called the second, and had issue a son called Theobald le Botiller the third, to whom her right of inheritance descended. From Theobald the third it descended to Theobald the fourth as his son and heir, and from Theobald the fourth to Theobald the fifth as his son and heir. On the death of Theobald the fifth without heir of his body the right of inheritance descended to Edmund le Botiller as his brother and heir, and from Edmund to James le Botiller, father of the above-mentioned earl of Ormonde, as his son and heir. So that the said earl is kinsman and next heir of Stephen. All other persons now living of Stephen’s race and kindred (nacione et parentela) are bastards born out of wedlock.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (16)
75. John Lercedekne, knight
(No writ)
CORNWALL. Inq. taken at Lostwythiel, Monday the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, 1 Richard II.
The said John was seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned knights’ fees, which he held of Edward, prince of Wales and duke of Cornwall, by knight’s service. He died, leaving Stephen as his firstborn son and heir, whereupon 10l. fell due as relief, to wit, 66s. 8d. for each fee as a fee of Mortain. Stephen entered and was seised of the said fees in his demesne as of fee, and died, whereupon 10l. fell due as relief, as above. Stephen’s heir is his brother Warin, knight, who has entered [and is seised] in his demesne as of fee.
The escheator craves instructions as to what he is to do.
Trevrys. One knight’s fee.
Lerky. One knight’s fee.
Trevygen. One knight’s fee.
C. Ric. II. File 3 (17)
76. William, son of Robert de Hilton
Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said William son of Robert, kinsman and one of the heirs of William de Felton, tenant in chief. 20 March, 1 Richard II.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Thursday the feast of St. John before the Latin Gate, 1 Richard II.
The jurors say that the said William is of full age, having been born in Alnewyk castle on Saturday after St. Leonard, 29 Edward III, and baptised the same day in the parish church of Alnewyk.
John de Walyngton, aged 60 years, knows this because he was in the church at a loveday at the time of the baptism.
Robert Hydwyne, aged 56 years, knows because at the time of the baptism he buried his wife in the churchyard of the said church.
William de Shafftehowe, aged 50 years, knows because on the day of the baptism he had a son born to him and baptised in the said church.
Alexander de Swynborn, aged 46 years, knows because on the day of the baptism he heard mass in the said church and saw William being baptised.
Robert Husshere, aged 58 years, knows because he was the clerk ministering to the chaplain who baptised William.
John de Farnylawe, aged 60 years, knows because on the same day he had a daughter born to him and baptised.
Patrick de Midelton, aged 64 years, knows because he buried his son the same day at the time of William’s baptism.
John de Dalton, aged 48 years, knows because he ministered water at the font for William’s baptism.
John de Merlay, aged 62 years, knows because his wife was William’s godmother.
John Robyneson, aged 52 years, knows because he had a daughter buried in the churchyard of the same church on the day of the baptism.
Geoffrey de Fawlay, aged 60 years, knows ….
John de Prestwyk, aged [? 4]7 years, knows because he married his wife the same day.
E. Inq. P.M. File 43 (10)