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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 9

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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 9

224. Robert Edolf
Writ after the death of the said Robert, who is said to have held by knight’s service of the heirs of Robert Tibetot. 22 February, 3 Richard II.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Reylyghe, 20 October, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned lands in his demesne as of fee.
Little Stanbregge. 4 a. land of the manor, held by service of 6d. yearly.
Rochford. 8 a. land of the manor, held by service of 1d. yearly.
Bretton. 20 a. land of the manor, which is parcel of the manor of Rochford, service not known.
All the said manors are held of the king in chief, as of the honor of Reylyghe.
He died on 6 May, 50 Edward III. Emma and Cecily, aged respectively 12 years and 9 years, are his heirs.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (1)
225. John Eadmund of Dunstewe
Writ: 7 March, 3 Richard II
OXFORD. Extent (indented) taken at Chepyngnorton, Wednesday after St. Gregory, 3 Richard II.
Dunstewe. A messuage and 10 a. land, held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by service of a moiety of a yearly rent of 2s. to be rendered to the king’s bailiff of the manor of Wodestoke; a toft and a virgate of land, held in his demesne as of fee of Richard de Abburbury, knight, by service of a fourth part of 5s. rent; and a toft and a virgate of land, held in joint feoffment with Agnes his wife, and John, their son, who are still living, for the term of their lives, of the heirs of Giles de Ardern, knight, by service of acquitting the said heirs of all burdens in respect of the bailiwick of Wodestoke, to wit, paying 3s. 4d. yearly towards the fixed fine (certum) of the king’s tourn of Wotton held at Dunstewe, and every third year he shall feed the king’s bailiff of Wodestoke or his lieutenant on the day on which he holds the said tourn, and he shall acquit the said heirs of suit to the county court of Oxford twice a year.
He died on 28 January last. John Eadmund, his son, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (2)
E. Inq. P.M. File 44 (11)
Thomas Frebern
Commission to John Catesby and Thomas le Hore, escheator in Warwick, to enquire whether the said Thomas held the manor of Whiteley of the king in chief, and whether Alice, his daughter, is his heir, as the king is given to understand, or not. If so, they are to enquire on what day the said Thomas died, who has been in possession of the manor since his death and received the issues, what the value of the manor is, and in whose wardship the said Alice is. If the manor is held as above and Thomas died seised of it, the commissioners are to seize it into the king’s hand, if it is not already so seized, together with the said heir, and cause the heir to come before the king in the Chancery. 12 April, 3 Richard II.
Endorsed by the commissioners that the said manor and heir are seized into the king’s hand, and that, because the heir cannot travel owing to infirmity, [she is delivered] to her mother for safe keeping by mainprise of H……… of Coventre and Richard Sutton of the same.
226.
WARWICK. Inq. taken before the commissioners at Bretford, Wednesday in Whitsun week, 3 Richard II.
Whiteleye. The said Thomas held the manor of Edward prince of Wales, whose heir the king is, by knight’s service. At his death Alice late the wife of Geoffrey de Whiteleye, now deceased (defuncta), held a third part of the manor in dower, as of the said Geoffrey’s freehold, and Agnes le Clerk, late wife of Richard Frebern, held (and still holds) a third part of the remaining two-thirds of the manor in dower after the death of the said Richard, the reversions belonging to Thomas and his heirs. The clear yearly value of the manor is 70s.
The said Thomas died on 12 April, 45 Edward III. Alice his daughter, aged 10 years, is his heir. Alice wife of Geoffrey died on 26 July, 48 Edward III.
The heir is in the custody of Agnes, her mother, on account of nurture. Neither she nor the said manor were seized into the hands of the prince in his lifetime, or of the king, before the taking of this inquisition. Thomas de Whiteleye was in possession of the manor for 8 years after the death of the said Thomas Frebern by intrusion, without any legal title, and received the issues for the whole of that time. Since then William Palmere of Coventre, ‘drapere,’ has been in possession and received the issues. He cut down and carried away great wood growing in the manor to the value of 20l., over and above the true extent of the manor.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (3)
227. John de Ferrers
Writ of plenius certiorari as to the heir of the said John, who held in chief of Edward III; the heir’s name having been given as Ralph in the inquisition taken by Nicholas de Styuecle, late escheator in co. Huntingdon, and as Robert by other escheators. 17 April, 3 Richard II.
HUNTINGDON. Inq. taken at St. Neots, Monday after St. Barnabas, 3 Richard II.
Robert de Ferrers, knight, is son and next heir of John de Ferrers, who never had a son and heir named Ralph. The jurors of the previous inquisition gave the name Ralph through ignorance.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (4)
228. William Fuyllet of Ekesbury
Writ (torn): … November, 3 Richard II
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. (fn. 1) taken at Lemyngton, Saturday, 10 December, 3 Richard II.
He held the following in his demesne as of fee.
Ekesbury. Two-thirds of a moiety of the manor, together with the reversion of a third part of the said moiety after the death of Agnes late the wife of Robert Fuyllet, [who now holds it in dower after the death] of the said Robert. The said two-thirds and one-third are held of the king in chief by grand serjeanty, to wit, by providing a hobeler … when [the king] passes to the parts of Scotland.
He died on the last day of October last. Oliver [de Harnham, son of John] son of Agatha daughter of Constance sister of Robert father of Anabella mother [of Thomas his father, of full age], is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (5)
229. Richard Greneacres, or Greneacre, knight
Writ: 24 April, 3 Richard II
YORK. Inq. taken at Doncastre, 3 July, 3 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuages etc.
Wilmereslay. A messuage and 31 a. land, held of Ralph Newemarche by service of rendering 3s. yearly and two appearances (adventus) at his court there.
Polyngton. A messuage and half a bovate of land, held of William de Shirwode by service of rendering 3s. yearly; and a bovate and 5 a. land, held of the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard by service of rendering 12d. yearly.
He died on 24 April last. Richard de Grenacres, his son, aged 22 years and more, is his heir.
230.
Writ: 24 April, 3 Richard II
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Bedford, 26 May, 3 Richard II.
He held the undermentioned manor in his demesne as of fee.
Clopham. The manor (extent given), held of the king, as of the honor of Wallyngford, by knight’s service.
He died on 10 April last. Heir as above.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (6)
231. Robert Goshalm
Writ: 26 February, 3 Richard II
KENT. Inq. taken at Gravesende, Wednesday the feast of St. Mark, 3 Richard II.
Gravesende and Melton. A fourth part of a messuage, of a toft, and of 66 a. land.
Melton. Pasture for one horse and 2 1/2 oxen in a place called ‘Tounmannesmersch.’ Gravesende and Melton. 8s. 7d. rent and a rent of a hen and 5 eggs from divers tenants.
Gravesende. A moiety of 13 a. and of two-thirds of 1/2 a. land.
Melton. A moiety of 22 a. land.
Swannescompe. A moiety of 1 1/2 a. and of two-thirds of 1/2 a. meadow.
Northflete. A third part of 1 a. wood.
The premises belong to him as his pourparty after the deaths of Cecily, one of the heirs of Thomas de Gravesende, and Joan daughter of Margaret sister of the said Cecily, kinswoman and other heir of the said Thomas. The said moieties, together with the other lands etc. in the aforesaid towns, were seized into the hand of Edward III after the death of the said Cecily and Joan, and Robert died before suing the said moieties and third part of 1/2 a. (sic) wood out of the king’s hand, and they are still in the king’s hand.
All the premises are of gavelkind tenure. The messuage, toft, and 18 a. of the said land in Gravesende are held of the king by fealty and suit to the court of his manor of Gravesende every three weeks, and by a rent of 3s. 3 1/2d. yearly; and the residue of the premises is held of the archbishop of Canterbury, Simon Burleye, knight, and others, by fealty and suit to their courts of Nortflete and … every three weeks, and by 15s. 2 1/4d. yearly of rent and other services unknown.
He died on 16 March, 2 Richard II. Robert Goshalm, his son, aged 23 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (7)
232. Rees ap Griffitz, or Gryffith, or Griffyn, knight
Writ: 5 April, 4 Richard II
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. taken at Shelford, Tuesday in Whitsun week, 4 Richard II.
He was seised of the under-mentioned rent in his demesne as of fee.
Shelford, Gedlyng, Stok and Birton. 10l. yearly rent, held of Adam de Everyngham, knight, by service of a pair of gloves, price 1d., and the foreign service.
He died on Monday after Trinity last. His son (name erased), aged 4 years and more, is his heir.
233.
Writ: 26 May, 3 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Orreby, Friday after St. Barnabas, 3 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned moiety in demesne and fee.
Orreby. A moiety of the manor, whereof he held one part of John son and heir of Henry de Bello Monte by fealty and suit to his court of Folkyngham every three weeks, another part of Mary de Percy, daughter and heir of Joan daughter and heir of John de Orreby, knight, by service of 19d. yearly and suit to her court of Candellesby every three weeks, and a third part of Gilbert Umfrayvile, earl of Angos, by suit to his court of Calceby every three weeks.
He died on 25 May, 3 Richard II, at London. Thomas his son, aged 3 years, is his heir.
234.
Writ: 26 May, 3 Richard II
STAFFORD. Inq. taken at Lichefeld, Wednesday the feast of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors of Alrewas and Whicchenore in fee tail, to him and the heirs of his body.
He held the under-mentioned manors of Tunstall and Neubald jointly with Margaret, his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by gift and feoffment of Richard de Mere and William Perkyn, chaplain.
Alrewas. The manor (extent given, including a several fishery in the rivers Trent and Tome), held of the king in chief at fee-farm, to wit, by rendering yearly at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff 10l. of ancient farm at Michaelmas and 100s. of increment at Easter.
Whicchenore. The manor (extent given, including a park with deer), held of John duke of Lancaster, as of the honor of Tuttebury, by knight’s service of a fee of Morteyn.
Tunstall and Neubald. The manors and at Briddeshalle, which is parcel of the said manor of Tunstall, a pasture, held of John duke of Lancaster by knight’s service, to wit, a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
He died on Friday the morrow of Corpus Christi last. Heir as last above.
235.
Writ: 26 May, 3 Richard II
YORK. Inq. taken at Anneysburton, Tuesday after St. Bartholomew, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor in his demesne as of fee.
Anneysburton. The manor, held of Ralph de Lumley by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as above (Lincoln inquisition).
236.
Writ: 26 May, 3 Richard II
WARWICK. Inq. made at Southam, Thursday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 3 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor etc. jointly with Margaret, his wife, who is still living, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by feoffment of Richard de Mere and Henry de Clypsham, chaplain, who then held the manor in fee.
Stokton. The manor, with certain parcels of land and rent in Napton, Bradewell, Shockeburgh, Burdyngbury and Lodbrok belonging thereto, held of John Doddyngeseles, knight, by knight’s service.
He died on 25 May last. Thomas his son, aged 2 years on the feast of St. Mark, 3 Richard II, is his heir.
237.
Writ: 26 May, 3 Richard II
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Corbrigg, 24 July, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned parts of manors and a town in his demesne as of fee.
Benton. A fourth part of the manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee.
Staynton. A fourth part of the manor (extent given, including a fourth part of the hamlet of Belasyse), held of the king in chief by service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee.
Witton Bythewatre. A sixth part of the manor (extent given), held of Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, by service of a sixth part of a knight’s fee, as of the barony of Beanlye.
Wyndgatys. A sixth part of the town, held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee.
He died on Friday, 25 May, 3 Richard II. Thomas his son, aged 3 years, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (8)
E. Inq. P.M. File 44 (17) (Stafford and Warwick)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 197 (2) (Lincoln)
Do. Do. No. 198 (11) (Northumberland)
(1) John Herrissone (2) Roger Gelous of Little Sutton
238.
SALOP. Inq. taken ex officio at Lodelowe, 12 April, 3 Richard II.
John Herrissone held the under-mentioned 2 messuages etc.
Little Sutton. 2 messuages and 3 bovates of land, held of the king in chief by service of doing suit to the king’s hundred of Mounselowe every three weeks.
He died on 18 December, 1 Richard II. Richard, his son, aged 26 years and more, is his heir.
Roger Gelous held the under-mentioned messuage etc.
Little Sutton. A messuage and a bovate of land, held of the king by the aforesaid service.
He died on 1 December, 1 Richard II. John, his son, aged 28 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (9)
E. Inq. P.M. File 44 (14)
239. Edmund de Hemgrave, knight
Writ: 13 August, 3 Richard II
Suffolk. Inq. taken at Mutford, Monday before the Nativity of the Virgin Mary [3 Richard II].
He held the under-mentioned land in his demesne as of fee.
Mutford. 1 a. land, held as parcel of the manor, which manor is held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee.
He died on 10 August last. Thomas, his son, aged 26 years and more, is his heir.
240.
Writ: 13 August, 3 Richard II
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. taken at Newmarket, 7 September, 3 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor jointly with Joan, his wife, deceased, for the term of their lives, by feoffment of John son of [John de Sherdelowe] (fn. 2), Roger atte Heth and John atte Hill, with successive remainders to Edmund, their son, and the heirs male of their bodies, and to Thomas, their son, and his heirs.
He held the under-mentioned toft in his demesne as of fee.
Sneylewelle. The manor (extent given), and a toft formerly built-on called ‘Pattemere,’ held of Sir Henry Percy by service of … yearly.
Date of death as above. Thomas, his son by the said Joan, aged 26 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (10)
241. Emma, late the wife of Edmund Hakeluyt, knight
Writ: 17 April, 3 Richard II
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Andevere, 10 May, 3 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor for life by grant of Richard de Perham to her and John Berenger, sometime her husband, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of the said John. John and Emma had no issue except Ingram and Christina, both of whom died as minors without heir of themselves, so that the right to the reversion descended to Nicholas, brother and heir of the said John, and from him to Nicholas his son and heir, who is still living.
She held the under-mentioned rent, held in dower after the death of the said John, of the inheritance of Nicholas son of Nicholas brother of the said John father of Christina sister and heir of Ingram son of the said John, Christina having died while a minor in the king’s wardship.
Shupton Berenger. The manor, held of the earl of Pembroke, service not known.
Swathelyng. 16s. rent, held in dower.
The said dower, with the other two parts now in the hands of Nicholas son of Nicholas, is held of the king at a fee-farm rent of 20s. by the hands of the sheriff. The said Nicholas son of Nicholas is 40 years of age and more.
She died on 26 January last. Leonard Hakeluyt, her son, aged 28 years and more, is her next heir.
242.
WILTS. Inq. taken at Salisbury, 8 May, 3 Richard II.
Ebblesborn. The whole town of Ebblesborn, by the name of the manor of Ebblesborn Wake, was formerly held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee by Matthew Wake; after whose death the manor descended to Christina and Ela as his daughters and heirs, and was partitioned between them. Christina married Ingram Berenger, knight, and the right to her pourparty descended from her to John Berenger as her son and heir. The said John took to wife Emma Hakeluyt named in the writ, and gave his pourparty of the manor to Hildebrand de London and William West on condition that they should re-enfeoff him and Emma of a moiety of the manor, to hold to them and his heirs; and he and Emma were seised thereof accordingly by gift of the said Hilde-brand and William. John had no issue except Ingram and Christina, both of whom died as minors without heir of themselves, so that the reversion of the moiety descended to the aforesaid Nicholas son of Nicholas, as in the case of the manor of Shupton Berenger above. The said Nicholas son of Nicholas is 40 years of age and more.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (11)
243. Sibyl, late the wife of Walter de Hamby, knight
Writ of Mandamus, 18 February, 3 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Partenay, Monday after the Annunciation, 3 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor as follows:—Walter de Hamby, knight, was seised thereof in fee simple, and granted it in fee to Master Thomas de Freskenay, parson of the church of Wylughby, and William de Cletham, who by an indented charter dated at Hamby, Wednesday after SS. Peter and Paul, 29 Edward III, granted it to Walter de Hamby, knight, and the said Sibyl, then his wife, and the heirs of his body, with successive remainders to John de Hamby, his brother, and the heirs of the body of the said John, and to Sir John de Wylughby and his heirs and assigns. Walter and Sibyl died without heirs of Walter’s body. Sibyl survived Walter and died seised of the manor.
Hamby. The manor, held of the heir of John de Orby, knight, (who held divers other tenements of the king in Candelsby), services not known.
She died on Sunday the feast of St. Katharine, 49 Edward III. John de Hamby died in the lifetime of Walter and Sibyl, having begotten in free marriage a son Walter, now living and 21 years of age on the feast of the Annunciation last.
Alice Perers, now the wife of William de Wyndesovere, knight, occupied the manor and took the issues and profits thereof from the time of Sibyl’s death until Michaelmas, 1 Richard II. Since then Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, has received the issues, title not known.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (12)
244. Ivo de Ivenhale
Writ: 20 February, 3 Richard II
SALOP AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inq. taken at Shrewsbury, 8 June, 3 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuage etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Whytyngton hundred in the march of Wales. A capital messuage, 3 carucates of land and 10 a. meadow, held of the heir of Fulk Fitz Waryn, a minor in the king’s wardship, by knight’s service.
He died on 8 November last. David, his son, aged three-quarters of a year and more, is his heir.
Footnote:—Let a writ of dower be made for Guernilla, his wife, in the presence of David Hannemere, to whom the custody etc.
Endorsement:—The said Guernilla appoints Richard Oteleye and Richard Milton as her attorneys to sue for her dower out of the king’s hand.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (13)
245. Nicholas Kiriel, knight
Writ: 6 February, 3 Richard II
KENT. Inq. taken at Sydyngbourne, Wednesday after St. Gregory, 3 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Stokbury jointly with Elizabeth, his wife, who is still living, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs, by grant of Thomas Morton, John Proude and John Frensshe made with the king’s licence.
He held the under-mentioned lands etc. in Monyngham jointly with the same Elizabeth, to them and his heirs and assigns.
He died seised of the under-mentioned moiety of the manor of Eynesforde and lands etc. there in his demesne as of fee.
He died seised in his demesne as of fee of the reversion of the under-mentioned manor of Walmere and manor and advowson of Ostringhangre expectant on the demise of Lettice late the wife of John de Kiryel, knight, his father.
Stokbury. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service, to wit, by homage and fealty and yearly payments of 14s. to the castle of Rochester for castle-guard, 5s. to the king’s court of Milton and 5s. to Arnold Savage to his court of Bobbyngge.
Monyngham. Lands etc. with a windmill, yearly rents of 4l. 6s. 6 1/2d., 2 1/2 cocks, 36 hens and 150 eggs from divers tenants, the profit of the market and fair, and other services of tenants, held of the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, of his court of Addesham, by fealty, suit of court every three weeks, a yearly payment of 17s. 3d., and divers other services according to the custom of ‘gavelkendes.’
Eynesforde. A moiety of the manor, which manor is held of the archbishop of Canterbury by knight’s service, to wit, by homage and fealty, suit to his court of Otteforde, and a rent of 20s. yearly. There are there a castle and other buildings in ruins.
Eynesforde. 90 a. land and pasture called ‘la Boure,’ held of William de la Souche, knight, according to the custom of ‘gavelkendes,’ to wit, by fealty, suit to his court of Southcourt every three weeks, and a yearly payment of 16s. 4d.
Walmere. The manor, held of John de Clynton, knight, of his manor of Folkston, by knight’s service, to wit, by homage and fealty and service of a pair of gilt spurs yearly.
Ostringhangre. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the archbishop of Canterbury by knight’s service, to wit, by homage and fealty, suit to his court of Canterbury, and a yearly rent of 2s.
He died on 16 December last. William, his son, aged 30 weeks, is his heir.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (14)
246. John Langelonde
Writ: 20 July, 4 Richard II
CORNWALL. Inq. taken at Lostwithiel, Monday after St. James, 4 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors and land (except the manor of Dygembreit) by the courtesy of England after the death of Isabel, his wife.
Long before his death, during Isabel’s lifetime, he gave the under-mentioned manor of Dygembreit to William Cranewille and Joan wife of Randolf Trenewith for life in survivorship. The said Joan is still living.
Penalym. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service and a yearly rent of 6d.
Trewithgy. The manor called ‘Trenewith,’ held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee, of which fee the lady Joan, princess, was dowered long before the death of the said John by a writ to the escheator dated 4 March, 2 Richard II, so that the manor falls to the princess in wardship for that fee.
Tremollou. A parcel of land worth 50s., held of the king in chief by knight’s service, as of his manor of Rillaton, of which manor and land the princess was dowered in the Chancery long before the death of the said John.
Keleynek. The manor, held of Thomas Chambron by knight’s service.
Lanescly. The manor, held of the bishop of Exeter by knight’s service.
Cornagh. The manor, held of the abbess of Wherwille by service of a clove (clowe de girofr’).
Dygembreit. The manor, tenure not known.
He died on Wednesday after St. Barnabas last. He and Isabel had three daughters, to wit, Margaret, aged 18 years and more, Joan, aged 17 years and more, and Agnes, who will be 10 years of age at Christmas next, and they are their heirs.
247.
Writ: 19 June, 3 Richard II
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Yevelchestre, Monday after St. Peter’s Chains, 4 Richard II.
He was seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned manors, lands and rents.
Grove. The manor, held of the abbot of Glastonbury by knight’s service.
Burnham. 12l. rent from divers tenants there, held of the heir of Thomas Graunson by knight’s service.
Alworton. 42 a. land, 8 a. meadow and 10s. rent, held of Richard Calweton by knight’s service.
Brutton. The manor, held of the bishop of Bath and the heirs of Matthew Stowelle by knight’s service.
Axebrugge. 2 a. land and 2 a. meadow, and a messuage and a carucate of land, held of the bishop of Bath by knight’s service.
He died on Wednesday before St. Barnabas last. He had three daughters and heirs, to wit, Margaret, aged 18 years and more, Joan, aged 17 years and more, who was married to John Royngnon during his lifetime, and Agnes, aged 10 years and more, married to John Farwey.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (15)
E. Inq. P.M. File 45 (5)
Writ to the escheator in Somerset, with reference to the above inquisition, to make a partition of the premises into three equal parts, and deliver to the said Margaret, and to John Royngnon and Joan, the pourparties of Margaret and Joan respectively, retaining the pourparty of Agnes in the king’s hand until further order. 18 August, 4 Richard II (see Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1377–1383, pp. 214–5).
E. Inq. P.M. File 45 (5)
248. David de Lokere
Writ: 8 September, 3 Richard II
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Corbrig, Saturday after Michaelmas, 3 Richard II.
He held two-thirds of the under-mentioned manors of Lokere and Suthecharelton, (fn. 3) the remaining third part being held in dower by Christiana late the wife of John de Lokere, with remainder to himself and his heirs.
Lokere. The manor (extent of two-thirds given, including a waste messuage called ‘Warynford’).
Suthecharelton. The manor (extent of two-thirds given).
Both held of Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, as of the lordship of Alnewyk, by service of a knight’s fee.
Hopyn. Richard de Hopyn held the hamlet of Hopyn of the said David, as of the manor of Loker, by homage and fealty and service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee, and by service of 6s. 8d. yearly.
He died on Sunday before the Assumption last. Henry de Lokere, aged 40 years and more, is his heir. The said Henry, with others, killed John de Coupland and fled to Scotland and was an adherent of the Scots and the king’s enemies. He came with the Scots to Baremore on Monday before Martinmas, 40 Edward III, and there robbed Thomas Muschance of 8 oxen and 2 horses, as well as silver and gold.
Memorandum that on Saturday after the Purification last the chancellor ordered that a memorandum should be made for him concerning the case of David de Lukre. The matter is as follows:—A certain David Lukre held the manors of Lukre and Southcarleton and other lands in Northumberland of Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, as of his lordship of Alnwyk, by service of a knight’s fee. He died, leaving David, his son and heir, a minor, whereupon the earl seized the wardship of the body and lands of the said heir. David the father had a brother Henry de Lukre, who during the lifetime of David the son was indicted of the death of John de Coupeland and other felonies, and was outlawed therefor, as appears by record certified in the Chancery. After pronouncement of the outlawry David the son died while still a minor in the earl’s wardship, leaving no heir of his body, and the earl, being well aware of the corruption (recoupier) of the blood of the said Henry, the uncle, who could claim nothing as his kinsman’s heir because of the said outlawry, maintained himself in the manors and lands aforesaid, claiming them as his escheat because David the son died without heir in the law, until lately he was ousted therefrom by John de Derwentwatre, escheator in those parts, by colour of an inquisition of office taken before him whereby it was alleged that the said Henry the uncle was an adherent of the Scots and rode (chivacha) with them into England, whereas in fact he was never so adherent and never so rode, so that the earl seems to have been ousted without due process, whereof he prays that right and restitution be done to him.
Pleas before the king in the Chancery in the quinzaine of Hilary, 3 Richard II. The case for the king, as given in the above inquisition, and also the counter-claim by the earl of Northumberland referred to in the above memorandum, are set out, and the matter is adjourned to come before the king’s Bench in the quinzaine of Easter next.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (16)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 198 (5)
249. John, son of John Lenveysy, knight
Writ: 28 February, 3 Richard II
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Ayllesbury, 8 March, 3 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned moiety and advowson jointly with Elizabeth, his wife, who is still living, by gift and grant of William Forde, clerk, John Knyght, clerk, and Thomas Sekyngton, clerk, made by a fine levied in the king’s court to him and the said Elizabeth and the heirs of his body, with remainder to his right heirs.
Great Missyngdene. A moiety of the manor, and the advowson of the abbey, held of the earl of Stafford by a rent of 5s. yearly and service of a third part of a knight’s fee.
He died without heir of his body on Wednesday before All Saints last. John Cheyne of Isnamstede, knight, aged 40 years and more, is his kinsman and next heir.
250.
Writ: 28 February, 3 Richard II
OXFORD. Extent (indented) taken at Wodestoke, Thursday after St. Valentine, 3 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors jointly as above, by gift and grant as above, to hold to him and Elizabeth, his wife, and the heirs of his body, with remainder to John Molyns, knight, and his heirs.
Hogenorton and Cudlynton. The manors, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as above.
251.
BERKS. Extent (indented) taken at Abyndon, Monday after St. Peter’s Chair, 3 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned third part in all respects as the manor of Great Missenden above (Buckingham inquisition).
Wyttenham. A third part of the manor, held of the earl of Buckingham by knight’s service and a rent of a third part of a clove.
Date of death and heir as above.
252.
Writ: 28 October, 3 Richard II
WILTS. Inq. taken at Salisbury, 23 October (sic), 3 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned 10 a. arable in his demesne as of fee.
He held the under-mentioned manor (except the 10 a.) in all respects as the manor of Great Missenden above (Buckingham inquisition).
Coumbe Byset. 10 a. arable.
Coumbe Byset. The manor (except the said 10 a.).
The whole manor, including the 10 a., is held of the king in chief by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
He died on 26 October last without heir of his body. Walter Romesey, knight, aged 30 years and more, is his heir, to wit, son of Margaret daughter of John son of Ela sister of Isabel mother of Hugh the father of Eleanor his mother.
C. Ric. II. File 9 (17)
E. Inq. P.M. File 44 (12) (Berks and Oxford)
253. Alice Middelton of Bissebroke
Writ: 16 January, 3 Richard II
RUTLAND. Inq. taken at Bysbrok, Tuesday after St. Gregory, 3 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned messuage etc. in her demesne as of fee.
[Byssebrok]. (fn. 4) A messuage in ruins, 140 a. arable with headlands of meadow and pasture, 13s. rent of assise of free tenants, and a wood, held of the honor of Huntingdon by knight’s service.
She died on Wednesday before St. Hilary last. John her son, aged 14 years and more, is her heir.

Footnotes

  • 1. This inquisition is worn away and illegible in places. The words in square brackets are supplied from the writ of livery. (Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1377–1383, p. 176).
  • 2. The inquisition is stained with gall and illegible in places. The words in square brackets are supplied from the writ of livery. (Calendar of Close Rolls, 1377–1381, p. 285.)
  • 3. Spelt ‘Southarelston’ in one part of the inquisition.
  • 4. The name of the place is not specified in the Chancery inquisition or the Exchequer copy; but in the recital of the inquisition given in the following writ of certiorari the premises are said to be in Byssebrok.