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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 30

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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 30

908.
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio at Folsham, Tuesday after the Purification, 7 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned messuage etc. in her demesne as of fee.
Swenyngton. A messuage, 56a. land, 5 a. meadow and 5 a. pasture, held of the heir of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, a minor in the king’s wardship, by knight’s service.
She died on Wednesday after the Purification in the year aforesaid. Thomas son of the said John and Margaret, aged 18 years and more, is her heir.
C. Ric. II. File 30 (1)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 228 (20)
909. Lucy, daughter of Geoffrey Atte Brygge of Whytechirche
Writ to the escheator to enquire whether the said Lucy has been an idiot since birth so that the custody of her lands in Whytechirche ought to pertain to the king, or whether she has fallen into such infirmity by misfortune or otherwise; and also to enquire as to her age, the tenure and value of the said lands, and any alienations thereof made by her since they came to her hands. 9 November, 7 Richard II.
DORSET. Inq. taken at Brideport, Thursday after St. Hilary, 7 Richard II.
The said Lucy has not been an idiot since her birth, nor has she fallen into any infirmity as above, but has always been sensible and of sound mind.
She is 26 years of age and more. Her lands, worth 10s. yearly, are held directly of the earl of March, as of his manor of Merschwode, by service of 6d. yearly and suit to the court of Merschwode twice a year. The said manor was in the king’s hands by reason of the minority of the earl, because he holds it of the king by knight’s service. Since the death of Geoffrey atte Brygge the king, by his stewards and ministers of the manor, has received the profits of the lands aforesaid by reason of the earl’s minority.
No other lands etc. descended to Lucy by hereditary right after her father’s death; and she has not sold or alienated any lands to anyone.
Geoffrey died on Monday after Michaelmas, 6 Richard II.
C. Ric. II. File 30 (2)
910. Robert de Assheton, knight
Writ: 12 January, 7 Richard II
WILTS. Inq. taken at Salisbury, 11 May, 7 Richard II.
The said Robert enfeoffed by charter John Cary, John Barnes, citizen of London, William Mulso, clerk, Edward de Cherdestoke, clerk, John de Freton, clerk, and Robert Broun of Warewyk of the under-mentioned manor, together with other manors and lands etc. which he had by inheritance and purchase, to hold to them and their heirs for the use and profit of the lady Alice Perers, whom William de Wyndesore has taken to wife. The said feoffees were seised of the manor accordingly and demised it to the aforesaid Robert and Elizabeth, his wife, for life, saving to themselves the reversion thereof, as well as of the other manors aforesaid, for the use of the said Alice. Afterwards the said Elizabeth died, and Robert long survived her. Subsequently the king, by virtue of a judgement rendered against Alice in the parliament at Westminster in 1 Richard II, seized the reversion of the manor by his escheator and granted it, by letters patent published and well known in the county of Wilts, to William de Wyndesore and his heirs.
Fennysutton. The manor, held of Nicholas Burnel, service not known.
The said Robert died on 9 January last. Heir not known.
911.
Writ: 9 January, 7 Richard II
GLOUCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Thorneburi, Tuesday, 24 April, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuage etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Hambrok. A messuage, a carucate of land and 40s. rent, held of Edmund de Bradeston, knight, as of his manor of Wynterborne, co. Gloucester, by knight’s service.
Date of death as above. Margaret wife of John Weston of Inste, aged 40 years and more, one of the daughters of Isabel sister of Robert his father, and John Teysaunt, aged 22 years and more, son of Stephen son of Joan the other daughter of the said Isabel, are his next heirs. The said John and Margaret have issue, to wit, Richard.
Writ to the escheator in Somerset and Dorset, 12 January, 7 Richard II.
Writ, sicut alias, to the same, 2 5 January, 7 Richard II.
912.
Writ to the escheator in Somerset, 10 February, 7 Richard II.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Yvelchestre, Monday after St. Valentine, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and hundred of Pitteneye and manors of Knoll and Asshton in his demesne as of fee.
He held the under-mentioned manor and advowson of Ludeford and manors of Fodyngton and Cherlton for life, with remainder to John son of Thomas de Berkele, by virtue of a fine levied in the king’s court in the quinzaine of Easter, 42 Edward III, whereby the said Robert and Elizabeth, then his wife, now deceased, acknowledged the premises to be the right of John Oldelond and John Trowe, chaplain, who thereupon granted them to Robert and Elizabeth for life, with remainder to the said John son of Thomas, who is still living, and Eleanor daughter of the said Robert, now deceased, and the heirs of their bodies.
Pittenye. The manor and hundred, held of the king in chief by service of rendering by the hands of the sheriff 20s. yearly or a sore goshawk at Michaelmas.
Knoll. The manor, held of the abbot of Athelnye in chief, as of his manor of Langsutton, by knight’s service.
Asshton by Bristol. The manor, held of the lady de Spenser by knight’s service.
Ludeford by Somerton. The manor, with the advowson of the church thereof.
Fodyngton. The manor.
Both held of Matthew Gurnay, knight, as of his manor of Corymalet, by knight’s service, rendering 12d. yearly at Michaelmas.
Cherlton. The manor, held of the prior of Bruton by service of rendering 11s. 5d. yearly at Michaelmas.
Date of death as above. Heir not known.
913.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Yevele, Friday in the first week of Lent, 7 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned manor and hundred of Putteneye and manor of Asshton in his demesne as of fee.
The remaining under-mentioned manors were settled on him and Elizabeth, his wife, with reversion to feoffees for the use of Alice de Pereres (in the same way as the manor of Fennysutton above), and were subsequently granted by the king to William de Wyndesore, knight, and his heirs, as above.
Putteneye. The manor and hundred, held of the king in chief by service of rendering by the hands of the sheriff 20s. yearly or a sore goshawk at Michaelmas.
Asshton by Bristol. The manor, held of the lady de la Spencere by knight’s service.
Knoll. The manor, held of the abbot of Athelnye, as of his manor of Langsutton, service not known.
Cherleton. The manor, held of the prior of Bruton, service not known.
Ludeford and Fodyngton. The manors, not held of the king in chief, but of whom held and by what services the jurors know not.
Date of death as above. Heir not known.
914.
Writ of Plura, 23 February, 7 Richard II
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Bedmenstre, Friday before Whitsun, 7 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned manor, hundred and messuage etc. in Asshton in his demesne as of fee. He also died seised of the under-mentioned rents.
Putteneye Lorty. The manor and hundred, as above.
Asshton by Bristol. A messuage, a carucate of land, 10 a. meadow, 10 a. wood and 40s. rent, held of the lady de la Spencere by knight’s service.
Cherleton by Wroxhale. 100s. rent from a messuage and a carucate of land which William de Combe holds for life by demise of the said Robert, with reversion to Robert and his heirs. The premises are held of the lord of Wroxhale, as of his manor of Wroxhale, service not known.
Wells. A rent of a rose at Midsummer from tenements which Clarice FitzWareyn holds for life by demise of the same Robert, with reversion to Robert and his heirs. The tenements are held of the bishop of Bath and Wells, service not known.
He held no other lands etc. in the county, other than those mentioned in the last inquisition.
Date of death as above. Heirs as above (Gloucester inquisition).
915.
DORSET. Inq. taken virtute officii at Dorchestre, Monday, the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, 7 Richard II.
He held no lands in his demesne as of fee in the county except the under-mentioned land and wood in Hokeber’.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Bradepole for life by demise of Eleanor Russell and by confirmation of Ralph Russell, knight.
He enfeoffed by charter John Cary, John Bernys, citizen of London, William Mulsho, clerk, Edward de Cherdestoke, clerk, John de Freton, clerk, and Robert Broun of Warr’ of the under-mentioned manors of Lutton and Pourestoke, to hold to them and their heirs to the use of Alice Perreres, whom William de Wyndesore, knight, married, while she was still sole. The said feoffees were seised accordingly in their demesne as of fee and granted the manors, by their indented charter, to the said Robert and Elizabeth, his wife, for life, saving to themselves the reversion thereof for the use of the said Alice. Elizabeth died long before the said Robert.
Hokeber’ in the parish of Netherbery. A carucate of land and 10 a. wood, held of John Remmesbery in chief, service not known.
Bradepole. The manor, tenure not known.
Lutton. The manor, held of the lady of Chywton by knight’s service.
Pourestoke. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of paying 18l. yearly at the Exchequer, and also 6d. yearly at the Exchequer or a pair of spurs, which rent the late king granted to William FitzWareyn, knight, and the heirs male of his body.
The said Robert died on 10 January last. Ralph Cheyney, knight, aged 40 years and more, and Maurice Russell, aged 24 years and more, are his heirs.
916.
DORSET. Inq. taken virtute officii at Blaneford, Thursday after the Purification, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor for life by grant of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March and Ulster, with reversion to Robert, the earl’s son and heir, a minor in the king’s wardship. The manor is not worth more than 25 marks yearly because the said earl on 1 August, 48 Edward III, long before he granted the manor to Robert as above, granted by deed an annuity of 10l. therefrom to William de Forde, clerk, for life, and the said William is still in seisin thereof.
Gussich St. Michael. The manor, held of the earl of Hereford by service of 2s. yearly.
The said Robert died on 9 January last.
917.
DORSET. Inq. taken at Shirborn, 13 February, 7 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned land etc. in Hokeber’ in his demesne as of fee.
He held the under-mentioned hundreds of Radhone and Beymenstre For’ and water-mill etc. in the manor of Bradepole for life.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Bradepole for life by gift of Eleanor Russell and by confirmation of Ralph Russell, knight.
The under-mentioned manor of Lutton was settled on him and Elizabeth, his wife, for life, with reversion to feoffees for the use of Alice de Perreres (as above, last inquisition but one). Afterwards, by virtue of a judgement rendered in Parliament against the said Alice, the said reversion was seized by the present king and subsequently granted to William de Wyndesore and his heirs (as above, Wilts inquisition).
He held the under-mentioned manor and hundred of Porestoke for life, with remainder to John son of Thomas de Berkele (as above, first Somerset inquisition).
Hokeber’. A carucate of land and 10 a. wood, held of John Remmesbery in chief, service not known.
Bradepole. The manor, held of the lady of Chywton, as of her manor of Chywton, service not known.
Redhone and Beymenstre For’. The hundreds, held of the king in chief by service of rendering 30s. yearly at Michaelmas by the hands of the sheriff.
[Bradepole.] A watermill and 1 a. land in the manor, held of the king in chief, rendering 6s. 8d. yearly at Michaelmas by the hands of the sheriff.
Lutton. The manor, held of the lady of Chywton, as of her manor of Chywton, by knight’s service.
Porestoke. The manor and hundred, held of the king in chief by service of paying 18l. yearly at the Exchequer, and also 6d. or a pair of spurs, which rent the late king granted to William FitzWareyn, knight, and the heirs male of his body.
Date of death as last above. Ralph Cheyne, aged 40 years and more, and Maurice Russell, aged 24 years and more, are his heirs.
918.
DORSET. Inq. taken at Dorchestre, 15 February, 7 Richard II.
He died seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned land etc. in Hokeber’ and hundred of Beymenstre.
[The rest of the inquisition is identical with the last.]
919.
Writ to the escheator, with reference to the last inquisition but one, to certify whether the watermill and 1 a. land are within the manor of Bradepole or the manor of Chy weton, and who is Robert’s heir to the hundreds of Redhone and Beymenstre For’, the manor of Bradepole, and the mill and land aforesaid. 28 February, 7 Richard II.
DORSET. Inq. taken at Shirborn, Friday in the first week of Lent, 7 Richard II.
The manor of Bradepole was held by Robert for life (as above).
The hundreds of Redhone and Beymenstre For’ pertain to the manor of Bradepol, and were held by Robert for life (as above).
The watermill and 1 a. land are within the manor of Bradepol, and were held by Robert for life (as above).
The reversion of all the premises belongs to Maurice Russell, son and heir of the said Ralph, aged 30 years and more, as next heir.
920.
Writ of Plura, Salisbury, 1 May, 7 Richard II
DORSET. Inq. taken at Abbotesbury, Monday after St. George, 7 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned lands etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Hokeber’. A carucate of land and 2 a. wood, held of John Remmesbery, service not known.
Stertell. Divers lands etc., not held of the king in chief, but of whom held and by what service the jurors know not.
He held no other lands etc. in the county, except those mentioned in a former inquisition returned into Chancery.
Date of death and heirs as above (Gloucester).
C. Ric. II. File 30 (3)
E. Inq. P.M. File 50 (4)
921. John de Basynges, knight
Writ: Salisbury, 4 May, 7 Richard II
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Werehorne, 27 June, 8 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned site, advowson and lands in his demesne as of fee.
Kenardyngton. The site of the manor, with the advowson of the church, and 40 a. land, 15 a. meadow and 43 a. pasture.
Kokeryde. 20 a. land and pasture.
Kenardyngton. 40s. rent of assise from divers tenants.
All the above are parcels of the manor of Kenardyngton and are held of the king in chief by homage and fealty and service of 10s. for castle-guard to be paid yearly in the month of March at the castle of Dover.
He died on 27 April last. Thomas his son, aged 11 years on 30 May last, is his heir.
922.
Commission to Arnold Savage and John Brode of Smethe, escheator, in the form of a writ of Plura. 4 December, 8 Richard II.
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken before the said commissioners at Smethe, Wednesday after the Epiphany, 8 Richard II.
He granted by charter, before the feast of the Purification, 7 Richard II, the under-mentioned manor, which is held at farm for 7 years (of which the third elapsed this year) by John Cranebourne, clerk, to William Warayne and other feoffees, to hold to them, their heirs and assigns, for ever, and John Cranebourne attorned to the said feoffees. There are rents of 41s. 10d., a cock and 18 hens due to the manor from divers tenants, who did not attorn to the feoffees during the deceased’s lifetime. The feoffees have received the issues of the manor by the hands of the said farmer.
Yethyngge. The manor, held of the prior of St. Gregory, Canterbury, by fealty and suit of court every three weeks, and by 39s. rent and divers other services according to the custom of ‘gavelkynde.’
Date of death and heir as above.
923.
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken before the same commissioners, at the same place and on the same date as the above, but by a different set of jurors.
So far as the jurors know the deceased did not die seised in his demesne as of fee of any lands etc. in the county except those which are held of the king in chief by knight’s service and were taken into the king’s hand after his death, to wit:—
Kenardyngton. The site of the manor, with the advowson of the church.
Kenardyngton and Wodecherche. 50 a. land and pasture.
Kokryde. 20 a. land and pasture.
Kenardyngton and Wodecherche. 40s. rent of assise from divers tenants.
William Warayne has received the issues of the premises since the death of the deceased by the hands of the beadle, Serjeant, farmer and tenants there.
Date of death and heir as above.
924.
KENT. Inq. (indented) taken before the same commissioners, at the same place and on the same date as the above, but by a third set of jurors.
The jurors know of no other lands etc. in the county whereof the deceased died seised in his demesne as of fee except those held of the king in chief, as appears by the inquisition taken after his death, because before the feast of the Purification, 7 Richard II, he granted all his lands held of others than the king by tenure of ‘gavelkendes’ to William Warayne and others. The lands etc. held of the king are the following:—
Kenardyngton. The site of the manor, with the advowson of the church, and 50 a. land and pasture, 3 a. meadow and 40s. rent.
Kokryde. 20 a. land and pasture.
William Warayne has received the issues of the premises etc., as above.
Date of death and heir as above.
925.
Writ: 4 May, 7 Richard II
RUTLAND. Inq. taken at Empyngham, 22 May, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and lands etc. for life by grant of Richard Asschele, parson of the church of Kylpsham, and Ralph Buntyng, parson of the church of Normanton, with remainder to Elizabeth late his wife, for life, and with remainder over to his right heirs.
Empyngham. The manor, held of the heirs of the lord de Mowbray by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Normanton. A toft, a carucate and 3 bovates of land, and the advowson of the church, held of the earl of March, as of his manor of Hamyldon, services not known. The greater part of the land lies uncultivated.
Horn. A toft and 3 virgates of land, held of the lord de Nevyll, services not known. The whole township of Horn is utterly waste and uninhabitable.
Herdwyk. A toft and 2 carucates of land, held of Thomas Walsch, knight, by service of a fortieth part of a knight’s fee. The whole township of Herdwyk is likewise waste and uninhabitable.
The said John died on 26 April last. Thomas Basyng, his son, aged 11 years and more, is his heir.
926.
Writ to the escheator to enquire by what service the premises in Normanton are held of the earl of March. 1 August, 8 Richard II.
RUTLAND. Inq. taken at Empyngham, 14 August, 8 Richard II.
The premises are held by service of 2d. yearly.
C. Ric. II. File 30 (4)
E. Inq. P.M. File 50 (14) (Rutland)
927. John Bartill, son and heir of Bartill de Castillon, a Lombard
Writ to the mayor of London to enquire as to the truth of a report that the said John died in seisin of certain inns and houses in the city which ought to come to the king’s hands as an escheat because he held them of the king and died without heir. 20 February, 7 Richard II.
LONDON. Inq. taken before the mayor, 5 March, 7 Richard II.
The said John was the true heir in fee tail of Bartill de Castillon and Sarah, his wife, and after their death was seised of the under-mentioned tenements as their son and heir.
Parish of St. Nicholas Hacoun. A tenement in the lane of St. Nicholas aforesaid near the street called ‘Lumbardstrete,’ and 3 other tenements situated together in ‘Lumbardstrete,’ held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London. Two of the tenements in ‘Lumbardstrete’ are inhabited by Hermann Taillour and a certain barber, and the third is at present vacant and unlet.
He died without heir of himself on Tuesday the eve of St. Katharine, 7 Richard II. After his death all the premises descended by hereditary right to Alice, his sister, daughter of the said Bartill and Sarah, aged 30 years and more, in the same fee as that by which he held them, and she entered as his right heir and now justly holds them and receives the issues.
C. Ric. II. File 30 (5)
928. William de Braye, citizen and woolmonger of London
Writ to the mayor of London to enquire as to the truth of a report that the said William, who held divers lands etc. in the city of Edward III, died without heir, so that his lands etc. ought to pertain to the king as an escheat; and to ascertain who has been in possession of the said lands etc. since his death. 7 February, 7 Richard II.
LONDON. Inq. (indented) taken before the mayor, 16 February, 7 Richard II.
The said William died in 2 Edward III, day not known, seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned tenements etc.
By his last will proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the husting of London of common pleas held on Monday after St. Andrew, 3 Edward III, he bequeathed the under-mentioned tenement with garden in the parishes of St. Margaret and St. Dunstan Est to Alice, his wife, for life. After his death the said Alice entered by virtue of the legacy, and after her death William, the testator’s son and heir, entered by right of his reversion.
By his said will the testator bequeathed the under-mentioned tenement with houses in the parish of St. Dunstan by the Tower to William, his son, and the heirs of the body of his said son. In default of such heirs, both the above tenements were to remain to the next heirs of the blood of the testator and the heirs of the bodies of such heirs; with a proviso that it should not be lawful for the said William, the son, or any of the children of the said William, the son, or their heirs, to give, sell, bequeath, pledge or alienate, or lease for any term beyond one year, any part of the premises. William, the son, died in seisin of the premises, without heir of his body, in 10 Edward III, day not known. After his death Nicholas, his brother, entered into the premises as son and next heir of the blood of the testator, and continued in them until his death.
The testator by his said will bequeathed the remaining under-mentioned tenements to Nicholas, his son, and the heirs of his body, to provide, out of the tenements in the parish of St. Leonard, a chaplain to celebrate daily in the church of St. Margaret atte Patyns for the souls of the testator and Alice, his wife, and all the faithful departed, with remainder to the next heirs of the blood of the testator and the heirs of the bodies of such heirs; with a proviso that it should not be lawful for Nicholas or his heirs to alienate, give, pledge or bequeath the premises, or lease them for any term beyond one year. Nicholas died in seisin of the above estate in the premises in 21 Edward III, day not known.
After the death of Nicholas, Juliana his daughter and heir entered into all the premises by the form of the above bequest, and died in seisin of them without heir of her body in 49 Edward III, day not known. After her death, Peter Shepeye, her husband, and John Blockele of London held jointly all the premises in the parishes of St. Margaret and St. Dunstan aforesaid, and also one of the tenements in the parish of St. Leonard wherein Walter Peautrer now dwells, and received the issues until Sunday before St. George the Martyr, 4 Richard II, title not known. Since that date Joan late the wife of Peter Shepeye, with a certain William Badby, ‘marchaunt,’ her husband, has had possession of all the tenements in the parish of St. Dunstan except two, title not known, and Joan late the wife of John Blockele, with a certain Hugh (surname unknown), esquire of John Philippot, knight, her husband, has had possession of the two excepted tenements in the said parish, title not known. The other tenements in the parish of St. Leonard, now in the possession of William Ivory of London, ‘bocher,’ were in the possession of John Bronnesbury, ‘bocher,’ Robert Spaldyng, ‘bocher,’ and John Spaldyng, ‘bocher,’ from the death of Juliana in 49 Edward III until 6 Richard II (day not known), title not known. Since 6 Richard II the aforesaid William Ivory has been in possession and received the issues.
Parishes of St. Margaret atte Patyns and St. Dunstan Est in Tower Ward. A tenement with garden wherein he dwelt on the day of his death and which he had by divers purchases and feoffments.
Parish of St. Dunstan by the Tower. A tenement with houses built thereon, situated lengthwise between the high street towards the south and the gate of entry and exit of a lane of a new house of the said tenement towards the north, which the testator had by gift and feoffment of Thomas Leman.
Parish of St. Dunstan Est. Tenements held by gift and feoffment of John de Rameseye, Simon de Meneworth and John Bras.
Parish of St. Leonard. Tenements acquired in Grascherchestrete and Estchepe.
All the above are held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
Neither William the testator, nor William or Nicholas, his sons, nor the said Juliana, now have any heirs of their blood, so far as the jurors can ascertain.
C. Ric. II. File 30 (6)
929. John Beauchamp of Bynerton
Writ: Salisbury, 26 May, 7 Richard II
CORNWALL. Inq. taken at Marhesew, Wednesday before St. Thomas the Martyr, 7 Richard II.
He died seised of the following:—
Bennerton. All his lands etc. in the manor, except 3 messuages and 36 a. land which Joan Penfos holds of him and his heirs for life. The manor is held of John Wellynton, knight, by knight’s service.
He died on Monday after St. Luke, 7 Richard II. John his son, aged 19 years, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 30 (7)
930. Isabel, late the wife of Peter de Boxstede
Writ: 12 February, 7 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Colcestre, Tuesday, 1 March, 7 Richard II.
By a fine levied in the king’s court on the morrow of Midsummer, 40 Edward III, Richard de Tunsted, chaplain, and Thomas Founel of Langham granted the under-mentioned manor of Boxstede to Peter de Boxsted and the said Isabel, his wife, and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to the heirs of their bodies and remainder over to the right heirs of Peter. The said Richard and Thomas also granted the under-mentioned messuage etc. in Alphameston etc. to Peter and Isabel for life, with remainder to George, their son, and the heirs male of his body, and with further remainders to the heirs male of the bodies of Peter and Isabel, the heirs of the bodies of Peter and Isabel, and the right heirs of Peter. So on the day of her death she held the premises for life.
She held the under-mentioned 1/6 a. in Lammerssh by way of dower. It was held by her husband of Joan, princess of Wales, by knight’s service, and after his death the princess seized it into her hand, together with the wardship and marriage of Peter, his son, a minor. Peter, Isabel’s husband, and George, his son, died long before Isabel.
Boxstede. The manor, held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Boulogne, by service of one knight’s fee and by suit to the court of the honor every month.
Alphameston, Lammerssh, Pebenherssh and Twynsted. A messuage, a mill, 120 a. land and 18s. rent, held of the heirs of Sir Thomas de Grey, knight, by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Lammerssh. 1/6 a. land, held of Joan, princess of Wales, the king’s mother, by knight’s service.
She died on Thursday after the Purification last. Peter de Boxsted, son of the said Peter and Isabel, aged 20 years and more, is their heir.
C. Ric. II. File 30 (8)
931. Master John Blaunchard, clerk
Writ: 20 December, 7 Richard II
WILTS. Inq. taken at Bereford, Monday before the Epiphany, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and lands etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Bereford St. Martin. A toft, in which is and ought to be a common oven, with 2 small gardens adjacent and a moiety of a virgate of land, together with the bailiwick of forestership in the forest of Grovele called ‘le Southbaillie,’ held of the king in chief by service of 10s. yearly at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff.
Bereford aforesaid. The manor, held of Ives FitzWaryn by service of 40s. yearly; and 1 1/2 virgates of land, held of the prioress of Ambresbury by service of 13s. yearly.
Hurdecote. 16 a. land, held of the lord of Hurdecote by service of 3s.
Wilton. A messuage with garden in the borough, formerly belonging to Robert Brudecombe, held of the lord of Wilton, service not known.
Honybrigg. An acre of meadow and a close of pasture called ‘Cokkesclos,’ held of the lord of Honybrigg by service of a rose [? and] 1 1/2d.
He died on 2 December last. Thomas Blaunchard, his brother, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 30 (9)
932. John de Bures, citizen of London
Writ: Salisbury, 9 May, 7 Richard II
SURREY. Inq. taken at Bergh, Friday the morrow of the Ascension, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuages and land etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Westbergh. A messuage and a carucate of land, held as of the manor of Banstede by knight’s service and a rent of 2s. yearly, and by suit to the court of the said manor every three weeks. The said manor is held for life by Nicholas Carreu by grant of Edward III by letters patent dated at Haveryng, 6 October, 50 Edward III, with reversion after his death to the king.
Ewell. 10 a. land, held of William Hayton by service of 3d. rent yearly.
Bergh. A cottage and an acre of land with garden adjacent, held of Thomas Hayton, clerk, as of the manor of Preston, by a rent of 13d. yearly.
He died on Wednesday after St. George last. John Bures, his son, aged 23 years and more, is his heir.
Underwritten: The said Nicholas came into the Chancery at Westminster on 20 July, 8 Richard II, and acknowledged that he claims no knight’s fee by pretext of the above letters patent. So the said John son of John Bures will do homage to the king for the messuage and land aforesaid.
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933. Beatrice, late the wife of Thomas de Breouse, knight
Writ: 22 October, 7 Richard II
YORK. Inq. taken at Wyghton, 31 October, 7 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor for life by grant of Peter de Breouse, knight, William Tyrwhit, clerk, and John parson of the church of Thornay, with reversion after her death to Thomas de Breouse, knight, who survives, and the heirs of his body.
Wyrthorp. The manor (extent given), held of the lord de Roos by fealty and the service of rendering 1d. yearly.
She died on Friday after St. Luke last. The aforesaid Thomas de Breouse is 24 years of age and more.
934.
Writ: 22 October, 7 Richard II
WILTS. Inq. taken at Wilton, Tuesday before St. Martin, 7 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor for life by grant as above, the king’s licence therefor having been granted by letters patent dated at Westminster, 7 December, 46 Edward III, with reversion after her death to Thomas de Breouse, knight, and the heirs of his body, and with remainder in default of such heirs to the right heirs of the said Thomas.
Manyngford Brewes. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
She died on Friday before St. Luke last. Thomas Breouse, knight, her son, aged 24 years and more, is her heir.
935.
Writ: 22 October, 7 Richard II
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Tettebury, Saturday before All Saints, 7 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor for life by grant as above, with reversion as above.
Tettebury. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as last above.
936.
Writ: 22 October, 7 Richard II
SURREY. Inq. taken at Bromlegh, Wednesday before St. Martin the Bishop, 7 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manors of Bromlegh, Imworth and Bokham for life, by grant as above, with reversion as above. She held the remaining under-mentioned lands in her demesne as of fee.
Bromlegh. 4 1/2 a. land, held of Alice late the wife of Thomas de Wyntersull by fealty and a rent of 12d. yearly, and by suit to her court of Chaldeford every three weeks.
(Unspecified.) 3 virgates of land, held of the abbot of Certeseye by fealty and a rent of 8s. yearly, and by suit to his court of Coveham and Great Bokham every three weeks.
Bromlegh. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of 1 1/2 knights’ fees.
Imworth. The manor, held of the men of Kyngeston on Thames by service of rendering 78s. 7d. yearly, and the said men hold it of the king, services not known.
Bokham. The manor, held of the earl of Stafford by homage and fealty and a rent of 10 1/2d. yearly, and by suit to the earl’s court of Effyngham every three weeks.
Date of death and heir as last above.
937.
Writ: 18 October, 7 Richard II
SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Cicestre, Friday before SS. Simon and Jude, 7 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manors etc. for life, with the advowsons of the church of Stoke at every third turn and the church of Thorney, together with the knight’s fees and other appurtenances thereof, of the inheritance of Margaret Mareschall, countess of Norfolk, daughter and heir of Thomas de Brotherton, late earl of Norfolk, the reversion after her death belonging to the said countess and the heirs of her body, and in default of such heirs to the king and his heirs. The countess is 40 years of age and more.
Boseham. The manor, with the hamlets called Funtyngton and Thorney, held of the king in chief by knight’s service, number of fees not known.
Stoke. The manor, held of the bishop of Exeter by service of one knight’s fee and a rent of 4s. at Michaelmas, and by suit to the bishop’s court of Chudham every three weeks.
Stoghton. The manor, held of the earl of Arundel, services not known.
Date of death as above. Thomas Breouse, knight, aged 24 years and more, is her son and heir.
938.
SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Horsham, Thursday the eve of SS. Simon and Jude, 7 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manors and park for life by grant of Peter de Breouse, knight, William Tyrwhyt, clerk, and John, parson of the church of Thornay, with the late king’s licence signified by his letters patent dated at Westminster, 7 December, 46 Edward III, the reversion after her death belonging to Thomas de Breouse, knight, who is still living and the heirs of his body, and in default of such heirs to his right heirs.
Bydlyngton. The manor, held of the earl of Nottingham, services not known.
Chusworth. The manor, held of John Doyle, as of his manor of Denne, by a rent of 5s. yearly.
Seggewyke. A part so called, held of the abbot of Fécamp, as of his manor of Stenyngg, by service of 1d. yearly.
Date of death and heir as last above.
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E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 216 (12) (Gloucester)