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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 32

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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 32

983. Thomas, son and heir of Roger Grey, knight
Writ of devenerunt, 4 July, 7 Richard II
SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Henhowe, Tuesday after the Assumption, 7 Richard II.
The under-mentioned manors and lands came to the hands of Edward III by the death of the said Roger and by reason of the minority of Thomas, his son and heir, who has died while a minor in the king’s wardship.
Cavendissh. 32 a. wood and 1 a. meadow, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Cavendissh. The manor called ‘Greyeshall,’ held of the earl of la March, Andrew de Cavendissh, knight, and other lords, services not known.
Denardeston. The manor, held of the earl of la March and other lords, services not known.
The said Thomas died on Sunday after the Assumption, 49 Edward III. Margaret, his sister, wife of Thomas de Shardelowe, knight, aged 19 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (1)
984. John Gernoun, knight
Writ: 15 January, 7 Richard II
DERBY. Inq. made at Bakewell, Monday before the Purification, 7 Richard II.
He died seised in his demesne as of fee tail of the under-mentioned manor.
Bakewell. The manor, except a sheepwalk with meadow and pasture adjacent called ‘Murelens,’ held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He died on 13 January, 7 Richard II. Margaret the wife of John de Paiton, his daughter, aged 34 years and more, and Joan the wife of Robert de Swynburne, knight, daughter of Joan his daughter, aged 30 years and more, are his heirs.
985.
Writ: 15 January, 7 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Esterford, Monday in the first week of Lent, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and advowson of Esthorp in fee tail by gift and feoffment of John, parson of the church of St. Gregory, London, and Richard de la Pole to him and Alice his wife and the heirs of their bodies. Alice died during his lifetime. He held the under-mentioned hundred of Lexeden and advowson of Leghes in his demesne as of fee.
Esthorp. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the king, as of the honor of Boulogne, by knight’s service.
Lexeden. The hundred, held of the king by service of 53s. 4d. to be paid by the hands of the sheriff as blanch farm.
Leghes. The advowson of the priory, tenure not known.
Date of death as above. Joan the wife of Robert de Swyneborne, knight, aged 25 years and more, daughter of Joan one of the daughters and heirs of the said John and Alice, and Margaret the wife of John de Peyton, knight, aged 36 years and more, the other daughter of the same John and Alice, are next heirs of the said John.
986.
Writ: 15 January, 7 Richard II
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Oundell, 10 February, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned advowson jointly with the heirs of Ralph Basset of Sapcote, knight, to present alternately with them. He was the last to present.
Benyfeld. The advowson of the church, held of the abbot of Peterborough by knight’s service, as parcel of the manor of Benyfeld.
Date of death as above. Joan the wife of Robert de Swynborne, knight, aged 24 years and more, and Margaret the wife of John de Peyton, knight, aged 30 years and more, are his heirs, Joan being the daughter of Joan his eldest daughter, and Margaret being his other daughter.
987.
Writ: 15 January, 7 Richard II
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. taken at Newmarket, Tuesday in the first week of Lent, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Weston Colvyle jointly with Joan, his wife, who survives, for the term of their lives, with remainder to Robert de Swynbourne, knight, John de Rookwode and William Askeby, clerk, and their heirs, by gift and feoffment of Thomas Mondevylle, knight, and John de Sutton, knight.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Wykys jointly with the said Joan, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to John de Peytton, knight, and Margaret his wife in fee tail, by gift as above.
Weston Colvyle. The manor, held of the earl of Surrey by service of one knight’s fee.
Wykys. The manor, held of the honor of Richmond by service of one knight’s fee.
He died on 11 January last. The aforesaid Margaret and Joan the wife of Robert Swynbourne are his next heirs of the blood, each of them being 28 years of age and more.
988.
Writ: 15 January, 7 Richard II
HUNTINGDON. Inq. (indented) taken at Huntingdon, Monday after the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 8 Richard II.
Long before his death he enfeoffed Henry Asty, Edmund Breton, John, parson of a third part of the church of Repyngale, Thomas de Haugh and Robert Gobaud of the under-mentioned manor etc. and delivered seisin to them. They remained in seisin a long time, and then re-enfeoffed him of all the premises, except the advowson of the church of the manor, for life, with remainder to Thomas Lampet, his kinsman, in tail male, and with remainder over to Margaret, his daughter, and her heirs and assigns.
Upton. The manor, and all his lands etc. in the towns of Upton and Denton, which are parcel of the manor, held of the honor of Huntingdon by knight’s service.
Date of death and heirs as last above.
989.
Writ of plenius certiotari as to the tenure of the above manor of Upton and lands etc. in Upton and Denton. 20 July, 8 Richard II.
HUNTINGDON. Inq. (indented) taken at Huntingdon, Monday after the Translation of St. Edward, King and Confessor, 8 Richard II.
They are held of the king, as of the honor of Huntingdon, by knight’s service, to wit, half a fee.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (2)
E. Inq. P.M. File 50 (15) (Northampton)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 229 (3) (Derby)
990. William de Geveldale
Writ: Salisbury, 8 May, 7 Richard II
YORK. Inq. taken at New Malton, 25 June, 8 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuage and lands in his demesne as of fee.
Estgeveldale and Northgeveldale. A messuage in ruins and 10 1/2 bovates of land, held of the king in chief by service of finding a crossbowman in a certain tower in York castle for 40 days in time of war.
Heselyngton. A moiety of a bovate of land, lately held by William de Helmesleye of York, ‘draper,’ for the life of Agnes de Geveldale, deceased, by demise of the said Agnes, the reversion belonging to the said William de Geveldale as kinsman and heir of Agnes. Of whom or by what services the land is held the jurors know not, but they know well that it is not held of the king or any minor in the king’s wardship.
William de Geveldale died on Saturday before the Close of Easter last. John de Geveldale, his son, aged 6 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (3)
991. John Huntercombe
Writ: 20 August, 7 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Berkyng, Saturday the feast of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and lands for life jointly with Margaret, his wife, who is still living, by gift and feoffment of William Coggeshale, knight, Thomas Coggeshale, John James, William Brouns and John Rede to him and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs.
Wanstede. The manor, held of the bishop of London by service of a sparrowhawk or 2s. yearly, and the advowson of the church.
Nagethall (or Nakethall). Lands etc. in Wansted so called, pertaining to the manor of Wanstede, held of the abbess of Berkyng by service of 10s. yearly.
Esthamme, Stratford and Berkyng. Rents and services.
He died on 5 August last. John Huntercombe, his son by the said Margaret, aged 6 years, is his heir.
992.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Halstede, Tuesday after St. Bartholomew, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned lands etc. jointly as above, by gift and feoffment as above.
Hosedenes, Cakstones and Dynes. Lands and tenements so called, in Great and Little Mapeltrestede, Hydyngham Sibill and Hidyngham Castell; whereof Hosedenes is held of the earl of Oxford by knight’s service; Cakstones of John Plays, knight, by the same service; and Dynes of the aforesaid earl by the same service, and of the prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England and John FitzRauf by service of 6s. 8d. yearly.
Date of death and heir as above.
993.
Writ: 20 August, 7 Richard II
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Burnham, Saturday before the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors in his demesne as of fee.
Burnham. The manor, with its members Boveneye and Bekenesfeld (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight’s service. Out of the rents of the manor 75s. are payable yearly to the castle of Wyndesore, to wit, 8s. 4d. every 40 days, and 13s. 4d. to the king as hidage of the manor.
Eton. The manor (extent given, including a fishery), tenure not stated. Out of the rents of the manor 8s. 6d. are payable to the king by reason of the tenements formerly of Oliver Burdeux, and 6s. called hidage by the hands of the sheriff.
He died on Wednesday after St. Peter’s Chains, 6 Richard II. John Huntercombe, his son, aged 6 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (4)
E. Inq. P.M. File 50 (7) (Buckingham)
994. William Heyno
Commission to William Ryngebourn, Ralph Wolverton and Thomas Brerdyng to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said William, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues; as Guy, his son and heir, who says that he is of full age, has prayed for livery of the lands of his inheritance, alleging that the said William held lands in the Isle of Wight of Ingelram de Coucy and Isabel late his wife, as of the castle of Caresbrok, and that the said Ingelram and Isabel granted the said lands during his (the petitioner’s) minority, together with his marriage, to certain persons before the said castle came to the king’s hands by Ingelram’s forfeiture. 20 February, 7 Richard II.
ISLE OF WIGHT. Inq. taken at Neuport, 16 May, 7 Richard II.
The said William died seised of the under-mentioned manor in his demesne as of fee.
Sterenbury. The manor, held of Ingelram de Coucy, late earl of Bedford and lord of the said Isle, by knight’s service, as of the lordship of his castle of Caresbrok, which was taken into the king’s hand on account of the adherence of the said Ingelram to the French and is still in the king’s hand, and also by service of 4l. yearly rent to Ingelram’s manor of Bovecombe.
William died on Monday after All Saints, 49 Edward III. Guy Heyno, his son, who was 21 years of age and more at the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last, is his heir.
After his death the said Ingelram seized Guy and the said manor into his hands by reason of Guy’s minority, and by letters patent granted the manor, with the wardship and marriage of Guy, to Christina Berland, who gave her estate in the same to Thomas del Isle. The said earl of Bedford, Christina and Thomas, and the executors of the latter, have had possession of the manor and received the issues from the time of William’s death until now.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (5)
995. Henry Huse, or Husee, knight
Writ: 8 September, 7 Richard II
GLOUCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Saperton, 17 October, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned moiety and land in his demesne as of fee.
Saperton. A moiety of the manor, held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Brode Rusyndon. 2 a. land, held of the king in chief by service of rendering 12d. yearly by the hands of the escheator.
He died on Tuesday after St. Bartholomew. Henry Huse, his son, aged 21 years and more on the feast of All Saints last, is his heir.
996.
Writ: 8 September, 7 Richard II
SURREY. Inq. taken at Godalmyng, Monday the eve of Michaelmas, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor in his demesne as of fee.
Hascombe. The manor, held of Thomas de Breouse, knight, by service of paying 66s. yearly and by suit to his court of Bromlegh every three weeks.
He died on Tuesday the morrow of St. Bartholomew last. Heir as above, aged 22 years and more.
997.
SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Hertyng, Saturday before Michaelmas, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and moiety in his demesne as of fee.
Hertyngg. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the heirs of Robert Tateshale by service of three knights’ fees.
Pulbergh. A moiety of the manor, with the advowsons of the churches of Pulbergh and Rugwyke, held of John Somery, knight, by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as last above.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (6)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 216 (11) (Gloucester)
998. John Kayl
Writ: Salisbury, 1 May, 7 Richard II
DEVON. Inq. taken at Exeter, Wednesday after St. Barnabas, 7 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned messuage etc. in Cammescote in his demesne as of fee. He also died seised of the under-mentioned messuage etc. in Bernycote (estate not specified). He was lately seised of the under-mentioned messuage etc. in Holecombe Burnel in his demesne as of fee, but on Friday the feast of St. Luke, 5 Richard II, enfeoffed thereof John Kaynes, Walter Wydecombe, William Fychet, clerk, Thomas Fromond, clerk, and William Batecok, to hold to them, their heirs and assigns, on condition that they should dispose thereof as he should ordain; and the said feoffees were seised thereof accordingly. Afterwards he ordained in his last will that the said feoffees should grant the premises to Elizabeth, his wife, and the heirs of his body by her, with reversion in default of heirs of his body to John Kaynes and his heirs. After the above feoffment he received nothing from the premises and had no dealings therewith except by licence of the feoffees and at their will.
Cammescote. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of William Sturmy and Joan, his wife, in right of the said Joan, by service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee.
Bernycote. A messuage and 2 ferlings of land, held of the heir of John de Willyngton, the king’s ward, by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee.
Holecombe Burnel. A messuage, a carucate of land and 68s. rent (tenure not stated).
(Date of death and heir not given.)
999.
Writ: Salisbury, 1 May, 7 Richard II
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Yevele, 14 May, 7 Richard II.
He died seised in his demesne as of fee of all the under-mentioned lands etc. except the second moiety of the manor of Cudworth, which he held in joint feoffment with Elizabeth, his wife.
Compton Durevyll. A messuage, 80 a. land and 1 a. meadow, held of the king in chief by service of paying 10d. yearly by the hands of the sheriff.
Cuddeworth. A moiety of the manor, held of John Chidiok, knight, as of his manor of Chelburgh, by knight’s service.
Codeworth. The other moiety of the manor, with a carucate of land in Worth, Whatelegh and Chafcombe, held of the same John Chidiok, as of his manor of Chelbergh, by knight’s service.
Sevenhampton Vaus. A messuage, 50 a. land and 1/2 a. meadow, held of John Strech by knight’s service.
Henton St. George. 4s. yearly rent and 5 a. meadow, tenure not known.
Walterescombe. A carucate of land, held of the bishop of Bath, as of his manor of Cherde, service not known.
Clyve. A tenement there, and 20 a. pasture in Aveneleseigh, tenure not known.
Dynyton. 1 a. land, held of Ellis Lynde in chief, service not known.
Charleton Makerell. A carucate of land, held of John FitzPayn and Nicholas Poulet, services not known.
Charleton Adam. A messuage and 20 a. land, held of the prior of Henton, services not known.
He died on 26 April last. Thomas his son, aged 8 years and more, is his heir.
Long before his death he enfeoffed John Kaynes and others (as in the last inquisition) of all the premises except Compton Durburgh, on condition that they should re-enfeoff thereof him and Elizabeth, his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to John Kaynes in default of such heirs. The said feoffees never re-enfeoffed him and Elizabeth, so that he continued his seisin and received the issues of the premises until his death.
1000.
Writ: Salisbury, 1 May, 7 Richard II
DORSET. Inq. taken at Brydeport, Tuesday before Michaelmas, 8 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned rent in his demesne as of fee.
Schetecomb. 15s. yearly rent, held of John Mautravers in chief, service not known.
Date of death and heir as above.
1001.
Writ to the escheator to assign dower to Elizabeth late the wife of John Kayll; her oath not to marry without licence having been taken by the escheator in Somerset and Dorset. 8 February, 8 Richard II.
DEVON. Assignment of dower (indented) made at Cammescote, Monday after Palm Sunday, 8 Richard II.
The under-mentioned dower is assigned to her.
Camescote. The rents and services of John Wyther in respect of a messuage and 2 ferlings of land, with the reversion thereof if it falls in during her lifetime; and 16d. yearly for life from a messuage and a ferling of land held for life by Geoffrey Wercomb.
1002.
[Writ: 8 February, 8 Richard II] (fn. 1)
SOMERSET AND DORSET. Assignment of dower made at Codworth, 20 March, 8 Richard II.
The under-mentioned dower is assigned to her.
Codworth. Houses, lands etc. as her dower of a moiety of the manor. A house called ‘Gernerhows,’ fields etc. named:—‘Langhedoune,’ ‘Sartes,’ ‘Onderthewode’ land, ‘Riam,’ ‘Langhemede,’ ‘Lytelemede,’ ‘Waterlete’ and ‘Cherecomb.’ Tenants named:—Thomas Rok and John Sounder.
20 a. land at Okenehede and 10 a. land at Lybeners as her dower of the lands of Clyve, Avenelesheye and Hayshulleyete which are parcel of the said manor.
3s. 4d. yearly rent at Crymeleforde as her dower of 10s. for the lands etc. held in fee by Walter Clopton which are parcel of the said manor.
Compton Durevyll. 2 messuages and 40 a. land, to wit, a messuage and 13 1/3a. held of the king and a messuage and 27 a. held of Giles Daubenaye.
Henton St. George. 1 1/2 a. 2/3 r. land and 16d. rent.
Sevenhampton Vaus. A messuage, 50 a. land and 1/2 a. meadow there, and a messuage, 60 a. land, 4 a. meadow and 4 a. pasture in Alwynesheye, as her dower of all the lands of John Kayll in Charleton Makerell, Charleton Adam, Montacute and Walterscomb.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (7)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 230 (Dorset)
1003. John de Levyngton
Writ: Salisbury, 5 May, 7 Richard II
CUMBERLAND. Inq. (indented) taken at Carlisle, 2 June, 7 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned manor and messuages in his demesne as of fee.
Westlevyngton. The manor (extent given), entirely wasted by the Scots, held of the king by cornage, rendering 13s. at the Exchequer of Carlisle. The extent includes 40 a. land at Levynhow.
Carlisle. 3 messuages, now worth nothing because burnt by the Scots, held of the king by housegavel, rendering 3d. yearly.
He died on 2 March last. John de Levyngton, his son, aged 3 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (8)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 232 (10)
1004. John, son and heir of John Lely
Writ of Devenerunt, 30 June, 7 Richard II
YORK. Inq. taken at York, 8 July, 7 Richard II.
The under-mentioned messuages and lands came to the hands of Edward III by the death of John Lely of Carleton and by reason of the minority of the said John, his son and heir, and are still in the king’s hand.
Carleton by Snayth. 2 messuages and 46 a. land, held of the king in chief by knight’s service; and 68 a. land, held of Brian de Stapilton, knight, by service of 1 lb. pepper and 15s. yearly.
Camelesford. 12 a. land, held of Joan late the wife of John de Neweton, Thomas de Beverlay and Thomas son of William de Carleton by service of rendering 4s. yearly.
John son of John died while a minor in the king’s wardship on 8 August, 43 Edward III. Richard his brother, aged 22 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (9)
1005. Robert, son and heir of Marmaduke de Lumley
Writ of Devenerunt, 13 July, 7 Richard II
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken in the castle of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tuesday after St. Laurence, 7 Richard II.
The under-mentioned manor and parts of manors etc. came to the hands of Edward III by the death of Marmaduke de Lumley and by reason of the minority of the said Robert, his son and heir, and are still in the king’s hand for that cause.
West Chevygton. The manor and town, held of the king in chief by service of one knight’s fee and 13s. 4d. yearly rent for ward of the castle of Baumburgh.
Est Chevygton. Two-thirds of the manor, held of Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Morwik. 40 a. demesne land, 7 husband-lands, 9 cottages and two-thirds of a water-mill, held of the same earl by knight’s service.
Reveley. Two-thirds of the manor, held of the same earl, of the fee of Vescy, by knight’s service.
Robert died on 12 December, 48 Edward III. Ralph de Lomley, his brother, aged 21 1/4 years and more, is his heir.
John de Nevill has had possession of the premises and received the issues since Robert’s death, title not known.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (10)
1006. Elizabeth, late the wife of William de Latymer, knight
Writ: Salisbury, 8 May, 7 Richard II
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Watton, Wednesday before St. Augustine, 7 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor jointly with the said William, her late husband, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to her right heirs, by grant of Maud sometime the wife of John Bouttetourte.
Kerbrok. The manor called ‘Wodehalle,’ held of the earl of Pembroke, as of his manor of Hokham.
She died on 11 April last. Elizabeth daughter of William Latymer, the younger, wife of Sir John de Nevill, lord of Raby, aged 26 years and more, is her heir.
1007.
Writ: Salisbury, 3 May, 7 Richard II
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Bulwyk, 25 May, 7 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned advowson in dower for life, of the inheritance of the said William her late husband.
Corby. The advowson of the church, held of the king in chief by knight’s service as parcel of the manor of Corby.
Date of death as above. Elizabeth the wife of John de Nevyll, knight, lord of Raby, aged 27 years and more, is her heir, to wit, daughter and heir of William de Latymer son and heir of the said William and Elizabeth.
1008.
Writ: (torn, and date missing)
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Lincoln, Friday after St. Augustine in May, 7 Richard II
(Thirteen jurors.) She held the under-mentioned manors in dower for life, the reversion belonging to the under-mentioned heir.
Helpringham. The manor called Thorp Latymer (extent given), which extends into Helpringham, Thorp Latymer, Beker, Hekyngton, Donyngton in Holand, Swynesheved, Swaton, Bekyngham, Sutton by Fenton, Syston and Gyppole. The tenements thereof in Helpringham, Thorplatymer, Beker, Hekyngton and Swaton are held of Sir William Bardolf, as of the fee of Vescy, by knight’s service, except 4 tofts in Helpringham which are held of the earl of Northumberland, as of the lordship of Kyme, service not known. The tenements in Bekyngham and Sutton are held of Sir John de Bello Monte by knight’s service. The tenements in Swynesheved and Donyngton are held of the heir of the lord of Huntyngfeld, service not known. And the tenements in Syston and Gyppole are held of the fee called ‘Beletfee,’ service not known.
Skredyngton. The manor (extent given, including a leet), held of William Disne by knight’s service.
She died on Monday, 11 April last. Heir as last above.
1009.
Writ: Salisbury, 3 May, 7 Richard II
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Bedford, Monday before the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 7 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor of Sutton by Bykkelswade for life, in exchange for the manor of Skampston, co. York, the reversion pertaining to Elizabeth wife of John de Nevyll, knight, lord of Raby, daughter and heir of William de Latymere son and heir of the said William and Elizabeth. She held the under-mentioned manor of Potton by Sutton in dower for life, with reversion as above. She held the remaining under-mentioned manors and knights’ fees jointly with William her late husband, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to her right heirs.
Dylwyk, Wotton, Kerdyngton, Ronhale and Bromham. The manors, and 20 knights’ fees, held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Bedford, to wit, a third part thereof.
Sutton by Bykkelswade. The manor.
Potton by Sutton. The manor.
The two last-mentioned manors are held of the earl of Pembroke, as of the honor of Huntingdon, service not known.
Date of death and heir as above.
1010.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Agmondesham, Friday after Corpus Christi, 7 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor and advowson, which Edward III, by letters patent dated at Westminster, 17 December, 4 Edward III, granted to her and William de Latymer, her husband, and the heirs of the body of the said William, together with the knights’ fees and advowsons etc. pertaining thereto. She held the under-mentioned rent etc. in Great Craule in her demesne as of fee simple.
Iselhamstede. The manor, with the advowson of a chantry in the chapel thereof, held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Walyngford, by knight’s service.
Great Craule. 3s yearly rent, a sparrowhawk yearly at Michaelmas, and a view of frankpledge held after Michaelmas, held of the king in chief by service of half a knight’s fee.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ to the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer to search the memoranda of the Exchequer and certify what fees there are in the towns of Sutton and Potton, co. Bedford, and of whom they are held. 28 June, 8 Richard II.
Certificate giving extracts from the Book of Fees relating to Potton and Sutton [Book of Fees, Vol. II, p. 869], and from the account of the collectors of an aid in 20 Edward III relating to Sutton [Feudal Aids, Vol. I, p. 22].
C. Ric. II. File 32 (11)
E. Inq. P.M. File 50 (8) (Bedford, Buckingham and Northampton)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 221 (58) (Lincoln)
1011. Edmund Moigne, son and heir of Edmund Moigne, a minor
Writ of Devenerunt, 29 August, 7 Richard II
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Bath, Saturday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 7 Richard II.
The under-mentioned manor came to the king’s hands by the death of Edmund Moigne, the father, and by reason of the minority of Edmund his son and heir, and is still in the king’s hand.
Laverton. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Edmund son of Edmund died on 25 August last. John Moigne, aged 60 years and more, is his heir.
1012.
Writ of plenius certiorari touching the relationship of John Moigne aforesaid to Edmund son of Edmund. 22 September, 7 Richard II.
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Bath, Thursday after Michaelmas, 7 Richard II.
The said John Moigne is brother of Thomas Moigne father of the said Edmund.
Pleas before the king in Chancery at Westminster in the octave of Martinmas, 7 Richard II.
1013.
SOMERSET. The findings of the first of the above two inquisitions on Edmund son of Edmund Moigne, and also of the inquisition taken on the death of Edmund Moigne (No. 813 above), are quoted. Whereupon John Panes of Purrygg, appearing in the Chancery in person in the said octave, says that Roger Gredele and Joan, his wife, were seised of the said manor of Laverton in right of the said Joan by a fine levied at Westminster on the morrow of the Ascension, 5 Richard II, between James Fitz James, William Vynour, clerk, William Wason and Henry Forester, clerk, querents, and the said Roger and Joan, deforciants, whereby the deforciants acknowledged the manor to be the right of William Vynour, and surrendered it to him and the other querents, except 30s. rent and a rent of 3 lbs. cummin therein which they granted to the querents, to hold to them and the heirs of William Vynour; that by virtue of the said fine the querents were seised of the manor, and afterwards granted it to him (the said John Panes) for 20 years beginning from Michaelmas, 6 Richard II; that he was seised of that estate in the manor until he was removed by the late escheator by colour of the inquisition taken on the death of Edmund Moigne; and that the manor is held immediately of Margaret countess of Norfolk, as of her castle of Strogull. He denies that the manor is held of the king in chief, as is suggested in the inquisitions aforesaid; that either Edmund Moigne or Edmund, his son, died in seisin of the manor; or that the manor was ever in the king’s hand after the death of the former by reason of the minority of the latter, or otherwise, as is suggested in the said inquisitions, until he (John Panes) was removed by the escheator, as stated above. He prays that the king’s hand may be removed from the manor and that it may be demised to him by letters patent on sufficient mainprise until it be decided in the king’s court etc.
William de Horneby, who sues for the king, says that the manor is held of the king in chief, as the inquisitions allege.
Both parties put themselves on the country. So a day is given them to be before the king, wherever he may be in England, in the octave of Hilary next.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (12)
1014. Cecily, late the wife of Hamelin de Matham
(Writ missing)
HERTFORD. Memorandum of an assignment of dower to the said Cecily, 1 August, 7 Richard II.
Sabrigcheworth. A third part of a hall, of a chapel, of a cowhouse (boscar’) and of a dovecot; lands in Hoggescroft, le Pety More, le Grant More, Kensdon, Overhenle, le Wyndmylfeld by Henle, and Lynstede; meadow in le Rodyngmed and Melfan by Rodyngmede; ‘le loson gardeyn’ and ‘le pety pound’; pasture in Pemmyd; and woods and rents.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (13)
1015. Thomas Martell
Writ: 5 September, 7 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Wytham, Monday before Michaelmas, 7 Richard II.
He held no lands etc. in the county on the day of his death, because long before his death, to wit, in 48 Edward III, he demised by deed all his under-mentioned lands etc. called ‘le Hohalle’ to John Copford, chaplain, Simon Badele, and William Bynorthyn, now deceased (defuncto), telling them to re-enfeoff him and Agnes, his wife, of the said manor of Hohalle, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs. The said feoffees continued their said estate until his death, and received the issues. Immediately after his death John Copford and Simon enfeoffed Agnes, who is still living, of the said manor, to hold to her and the heirs of her body by Thomas, with remainder to the right heirs of Thomas.
Moreover, in 6 Richard II, he demised by deed all his other lands etc. in the county, (some of which are held of the countess of Hereford, as of the fee of Maundevill, by knight’s service, and the residue of the countess of Norfolk by service of 20s. quitrent yearly), to Simon Fordham of Colcestre, Simon Badele, William Bynorthyn, now deceased (defuncto), and John Okham, chaplain, telling them to re-enfeoff him and the said Agnes thereof, to hold to them and his heirs. Immediately after his death the said Simon, Simon and John, at the request of the said Agnes, enfeoffed her of all the said lands etc. for life, with remainder to the right heirs of Thomas.
Le Hohalle. Lands etc. so called, in Rewenhale, Wytham and Falkebourne, held of the king, as of the honor of Boulogne, by petty serjeanty, and not of the king in chief.
Thomas died on Thursday after St. Peter’s Chains last. Thomas Martel, his son by the said Agnes, aged 8 years, is his heir.
1016.
Commission to John Boys, Thomas Hynton and the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Thomas, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues; as the king is given to understand that the said Thomas held of him in chief divers lands etc. in Essex whereof the custody ought to pertain to him by reason of the minority of the heir, and that the said custody is unjustly concealed and withdrawn. 18 October, 7 Richard II.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Branketre before John Boys and the escheator, Wednesday the feast of SS. Simon and Jude, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned lands etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Le Hohalle. Lands etc. so called (extent given), in Rewenhale, Witham and Falkebourne, held as of the honor of Boulogne, service not known.
Falkeburne. 30 a. land in the field called ‘Burgatefeld,’ held of Thomas de Maundevill, knight, by service of 5s. yearly.
Rewenhale. 5 a. land called ‘Whalesland,’ held of the lord de Skales by service of 2d. yearly and suit of court.
He died on Thursday, 6 August last. Thomas Martel, his son, aged 10 years, is his heir.
John Esthorp has had possession of the premises and received the issues thereof ever since the death of Thomas, title not known.
Pleas before the king in Chancery at Westminster in the quinzaine of Hilary, 7 Richard II.
1017.
ESSEX. Recital of a writ to the sheriff of Essex, dated 30 November, 7 Richard II, ordering him to warn Thomas atte Lee, to whom the king by letters patent lately committed the custody of the said lands etc. called Hohalle, to be before the king in the Chancery in the quinzaine of Hilary next to shew cause why the said letters should not be revoked and the said lands etc. delivered to Agnes late the wife of Thomas Martell, together with the issues thereof since the death of Thomas; as the said Agnes has claimed that, being in peaceful seisin of the premises by virtue of the first of the above two inquisitions, she was unjustly removed therefrom by colour of the second and by virtue of the commitment to Thomas atte Lee.
The sheriff returned that he had warned Thomas atte Lee accordingly.
Thomas, although solemnly called, fails to appear in Chancery on the day fixed. Agnes appears by Henry Maupas and James Billyngford, her attorneys, and makes her claim in accordance with the first of the above two inquisitions, denying that Thomas Martell died in seisin of the premises. William de Horneby, suing for the king, asserts that Thomas died in seisin. Both parties put themselves on the country. So a day is given them to be before the king, wherever he may be in England, in the quinzaine of Easter next; and the sheriff of Essex is ordered to send a jury of 24 knights and others of the neighbourhood having no affinity or consanguinity with the said Agnes. Thereupon Agnes appoints Thomas Crowe and Robert Boloyne as her attorneys.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (14)
1018. Agnes, late the wife of John Mauduyt
Writ of plenius certiorari touching an inquisition taken by John de Eynesham, escheator of Edward III, whereby it was found that Agnes late the wife of John Mauduyt held 1 a. meadow in Filkynge, in a meadow called Westham, of William Molyns, knight; as the said inquisition does not specify by what service the same is held or who is the next heir thereto. 6 July, 7 Richard II.
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Bampton, 8 November, 7 Richard II.
The acre in Filkynge is held of Richard, son and heir of William Molyns, knight, lately deceased, by service of a clove at Christmas. William Rother, son of William Rother brother of the said Agnes, aged 26 years and more, is next heir thereto.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (15)
1019. William Matheu
Writ of precipimus, 20 February, 7 Richard II
DORSET. Inq. taken at Blaneford, Tuesday in Easter week, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned lands etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Swanewych. 60 a. land, held of the king in chief by service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee. John Huchons of Swanewych has received the issues thereof since William’s death.
Cothelynston. A close of pasture and 6 a. land, held of John Moulham in chief by service of 1d. John Matheu, son of William, has received the issues since William’s death.
Wolgerston. A close of pasture and 2 a. land, held of John Andrebody in chief, service not known. The said John Andrebody has received the issues since William’s death.
La Orchard in Purbyk. 50 a. land, held of the abbot of Teukesbury in chief by service of 40s. yearly. The said abbot has received the issues since William’s death.
Wynterborn Maryward. 24 a. land, held of Thomas Maureward, knight, in chief by service of 2s. yearly. Hugh, parson of the church of Wynterborn Maureward, has received the issues since William’s death.
He died on Monday before All Saints, 5 Richard II. John Matheu, his son, aged 21 years and more at Michaelmas last, is his heir.
The aforesaid John Huchons, John Matheu, John Andrebody, the abbot of Teukesberi, and Thomas (sic) parson of Wynterborn aforesaid, took possession of the premises, and are still in possession, by reason of the minority of the said heir.
1020.
Writ of plenius certiorari to the escheator touching the value of the marriage of the said heir, which the king has granted to Robert Scarclyf, clerk, and John Remeston of the county of Dorset for a certain sum. 13 December, 9 Richard II.
DORSET. Inq. taken at Warham, Wednesday before the purification, 9 Richard II.
The marriage is worth 20 marks and pertains to the king by reason of the said William’s lands in Swanewych.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (16)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 227
1021. Thomas de Malo Lacu
Writ: Notyngham, 6 August, 7 Richard II
YORK. Inq. taken at Pokelyngton, 5 September, 7 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor in his demesne as of fee tail, to him and the heirs of his body, by gift of Peter de Malo Lacu, the fifth, his father, made with the king’s licence, with reversion to the donor and his heirs. He also held the under-mentioned cottages etc. for life, by gift of the said Peter, his father, by service of 1d. yearly.
Cokewald by Eggeton in Eskedale. The manor, which is parcel of the manor of Eggeton and barony of Mulgreve, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Lecerigg. 4 cottages and 5 bovates of land.
Glasedale. A vaccary.
Hesilheved. A toft and 2 bovates of land.
He died on Tuesday before Corpus Christi last without heir of his body. Peter de Maulay, son of Peter de Maulay son of Peter de Malo Lacu the sixth, knight, aged 6 years and more and in the king’s wardship, is his kinsman and heir.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (17)
1022. Elizabeth, late the wife of Thomas, earl of Nottingham, daughter and heir of John Lestraunge of Blakemere, knight
Writ of Devenerunt, 12 September, 7 Richard II
GLOUCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Gloucester, Saturday before St. Matthew, 7 Richard II.
The under-mentioned moiety came to the hands of Edward III after the death of John Lestraunge of Blakemere, knight, by reason of the minority of John Lestraunge his son and heir, who died while a minor in the king’s wardship, and afterwards came to the present king’s hand by reason of the minority of the said Elizabeth, who likewise died a minor in the king’s wardship, so that it is now in the king’s hand.
Beggeworth. A moiety of the manor (extent given), held of the heir of John le Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, a minor in the king’s wardship, by service of a sixth part of a knight’s fee.
Elizabeth died on 23 August last. Ankaretta daughter of the said John Lestraunge of Blakemere, knight, whom Richard Talbot, knight, has taken to wife, is aunt and kinswoman of the said Elizabeth, and her next heir, to wit, sister of the said John son of John Lestraunge. The said Ankaretta is 22 years of age and more.
1023.
Similar writ: 12 September, 7 Richard II
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Ayllesbury, Monday the feast of St. Matthew, 7 Richard II.
The under-mentioned fourth part came to the hands of Edward III as above, and afterwards etc., as above.
Weston Turvyle. A fourth part of the manor, with a fourth part of the advowson of the church, held of John duke of Lancaster by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Date of death as above. Ankaretta, daughter of [John Lestraunge son and heir of] (fn. 2) John Lestraunge of Blakmere, the younger, knight, wife of Richard Talbot, knight, is kinswoman and heir of the said Elizabeth. She is 22 years of age and more.
1024.
Similar writ: 12 September, 7 Richard II
WILTS. Inq. taken at Marlebergh, Thursday before Michaelmas, 7 Richard II.
The under-mentioned moiety came to the hands of Edward III as above, and afterwards etc. as above.
Broughton. A moiety of the manor, held of the lord de Mautravers by service of a sixth part of a knight’s fee.
Date of death and heir as in the Gloucester inquisition.
1025.
Similar writ: 12 September, 7 Richard II
SALOP. Inq. taken at Shrewsbury, Friday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 7 Richard II.
After the death of John Lestraunge of Blakemere, knight, and by reason of the minority of John Lestraunge his son and heir, who died while a minor in the king’s wardship, the under-mentioned manors etc. [came to the hands of Edward III]; and after the death of the said John son of John they descended by hereditary right to the said Elizabeth in the time of Edward III, and are still in the king’s hand by reason of the minority of the said Elizabeth.
Wrokwardyn. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of 8l. yearly by the hands of the sheriff.
Dodynton. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of one knight’s fee. 10 marks yearly in the said manor are assigned to Isabel late the wife of the said John who is still living, by way of dower.
Whitchurch. The manor, with the advowsons of the churches of Whitchurch and Itfeld, held of the heir of the earl of Warenne and Surrey by service of catching the earl’s venison at his own costs when required so to do. 40 marks yearly from the said manor are assigned to the said Isabel as dower.
Zeye. A toft and a carucate of land, held of Hugh Burnel, lord of Wotton, knight, by service of 1 lb. cummin yearly.
Hilton. A moiety of a carucate of land, held of the lord of Corfham by service of 14s. yearly.
Frankton and Luniall. A fourth part of the manors, held of the lord of Ellesmere in chief, service not known.
Date of death and heir as in the Gloucester inquisition. Richard Talbot has begotten two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, both of whom are still living.
1026.
Writ that, whereas Edward III, having learned by inquisition of 15 May, 50 Edward III, that Edward Boteler, clerk, held a mill and 8l. 11s. 4d. rent in Wylie of the heir of John earl of Pembroke, deceased, then a minor in the king’s wardship, and that his heirs were Walter de Cokeseye, knight, son of Hugh de Cokeseye and Denise his wife, a sister of the said Edward, Margaret daughter of William Odyham and Ida his wife, another sister of the said Edward, Nicholas, son of Nicholas, son of Nicholas de Langeford and Alice his wife, a third sister of the said Edward, all of full age, and Joan, daughter of John, son of John, son of John Straunge of Blakemere and Ankaret his wife, a fourth sister of the said Edward, a minor, ordered the escheator to make a partition of the premises, to give the said Walter, Margaret and Nicholas seisin of their pur-parties and to keep Joan’s purparty in the king’s hand; and whereas Ankaret who was the wife of Richard Talbot says that the daughter of John son of John son of John Straunge was named Elizabeth and not Joan, that she died in the king’s wardship and that the said Ankaret is her aunt and heir; the escheator is to enquire concerning the said Ankaret’s claim and also whether any other lands came to the hands of Edward III by the death of the said Edward and the minority of the said Elizabeth. 8 August, 22 Richard II.
WARWICK. Inq. (indented) taken at Coventre, 13 September, 22 Richard II.
The daughter of John, son of John, son of John Straunge of Blakemere, son of Ankaret, fourth sister of Edward Boteler, clerk, was named Elizabeth, not Joan, as stated in the previous inquisition. No lands in the county came to the hands of Edward III by reason of the death of Edward Boteler and her minority except the purparty mentioned in the writ, which is held of the heir of John late earl of Pembroke, who held of Edward III by knight’s service. The escheators have taken the issues by virtue of their office since the death of the said Edward Boteler. The said Elizabeth died on 23 August, 7 Richard II. Ankaret who was the wife of Richard Talbot, aged 35 years and more, is her heir, to wit, sister of John her father.
1027.
Writ that, whereas Edward III, having learned by inquisition of 20 January, 51 Edward III, that Edward Boteler held a moiety of the manor of Weston Turvill and the advowson of the church and that his heirs were Denise, Margaret daughter of Ida wife of William Trussell of Odyham, Nicholas and Joan (see above), ordered a partition (as above) but died before the writ took effect, and the present king on 1 January, 1 Richard II, ordered a partition in the presence of Denise, Margaret, Nicholas and William Trussell of Cublesdon, to whom Joan’s part was committed during her minority; and whereas by inquisition of Monday, the feast of St. Matthew, 7 Richard II, it was found that a fourth part of the manor of Weston Turvyle and of the advowson of the church came to the hands of Edward III by reason of the minority of John son of John Lestraunge, knight, and were in his hands by reason of the minority of Elizabeth wife of Thomas earl of Notyngham, daughter of John, son of John Lestraunge of Blakemere, knight, and were held of John duke of Lancaster by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee and that the said Elizabeth died on 23 August, 7 Richard II, and that Ankaret, daughter of John, son of John Lestraunge of Blakemere the younger, knight, and wife of Richard Talbot, knight, was her heir; and whereas the said Ankaret says that the Joan of the first inquisition is a mistake for Elizabeth and is the same person as the Elizabeth in the second inquisition, that the said Ankaret is sister of John, father of the said Elizabeth, that the lands mentioned in both inquisitions are the same and that they came to the hands of Edward III on account of the minority of the said Elizabeth and not of the said John son of John Lestraunge knight; the escheator is to enquire concerning the premises. 8 August, 22 Richard II.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Weston Turvyle, 14 September, 22 Richard II.
The daughter of John son of John Straunge of Blakemere, son of Ankaret sister of Edward Boteler was named Elizabeth and not Joan, and is the same person as the Elizabeth in the second inquisition mentioned. John son of John Straunge, mentioned in the first inquisition is the same person as John son of John Lestraunge, knight, in the second. Ankaret wife of Richard Talbot, knight, aged 35 years and more, is aunt and heir of the said Elizabeth, as mentioned in the writ. The lands mentioned in both inquisitions are the same and came to the hands of Edward III by the death of Edward Boteler and the minority of the said Elizabeth, not by the minority of John son of John Lestraunge, knight, and are held of John duke of Lancaster as of the honor of Leycestre by knight’s service.
William Trussell, Walter Cokeseye, Fulk Pembragge and Nicholas de Longeford, knights, and John Charnelles have taken the issues of the said purparty since the death of the said Edward Boteller, title unknown.
C. Ric. II. File 32 (18)
E. Inq. P.M. File 50 (19) (Salop)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 216 (9) (Gloucester)

Footnotes

  • 1. The original writ is missing, but is recited in the following inquisition.
  • 2. The words in square brackets are an interlineation.