Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 69

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M. C. B. Dawes. M. R. Devine. H. E. Jones. M. J. Post, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 69', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 16, Richard II, (London, 1974) pp. 433-455. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol16/pp433-455 [accessed 28 May 2024].

M. C. B. Dawes. M. R. Devine. H. E. Jones. M. J. Post. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 69", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 16, Richard II, (London, 1974) 433-455. British History Online, accessed May 28, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol16/pp433-455.

Dawes, M. C. B.. Devine, M. R.. Jones, H. E.. Post, M. J. . "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 69", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 16, Richard II, (London, 1974). 433-455. British History Online. Web. 28 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol16/pp433-455.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 69

1062. Nicholas Audelegh of Helegh, knight
Writ, 30 July, 15 Richard II
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Bruggewatere, Tuesday after the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 15 Richard II.
He held no lands &c. in the county in his demesne as of fee; but he held the under-mentioned manors &c. in fee tail jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who is still living, by gift of Richard Rodberd and William Peke, chaplains, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs.
Netherstowey, Dounende and Puryton. The manors, held of the king in chief by service of a moiety of a barony.
Wollavyngton. The manor, held of the abbot of Glastonbury by service of 1d. yearly.
Stoklond Lovell. The manor, whereof a third part is held of John Trevet by suit of court only, a third part is held of the master of St. Mark, Bristol, by suit of court only, and a third part is held of the prior of Stoke Curcy by service of a rose yearly.
Grandon. The manor, held of the heirs of Thomas Trevet by service of 2s. yearly.
Honybere. The manor, held of the lady de Moune, services not known.
Wolwardeston. A messuage and 40 a. arable, held of the heirs of John de Bello Campo by suit to their court, as of the manor of Dondon.
He died on the feast of St. Mary Magdalen last without heir of his body. John son of John Tochet, aged 20 years and more, and Margaret wife of Roger Hillary, knight, aged 40 years and more, are his next heirs, the former being son of John Tochet son of Joan one of his sisters, and the latter being his other sister.
1063.
Writ, 6 October, 15 Richard II
LONDON. Inq. taken before the mayor, 16 October, 15 Richard II.
He was seised of the under-mentioned messuage in the parish of St. Gregory in fee tail jointly with Elizabeth his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs, by gift of William de Bello Campo, brother of the earl [of Warwick].
He was seised of the under-mentioned tenement in Sholane in fee tail, as above, by gift of [Richard Rodberd, parson] of the church of Monynton, and William Peke, chaplain.
He bequeathed all the premises to the said Elizabeth, William Nasshe and John Mareschall, his executors, to be sold after the death … for the increase of divine service in his abbey of Hulton at the discretion of his said executors.
Parish of St. Gregory by St. Paul’s church. A messuage, comprising all the … late of the said earl of Warwick which extend breadthwise from the way … late of John Bouet and lengthwise from the tenement of the prior and convent of Petrusburgh on the one side to the lane called ‘Athelynnestrete’ on the other, held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.
Parish of St. Bride in the suburb. A tenement in Sholane, held as above.
He died on Saturday the feast of St. Mary Magdalen last. Heirs as above, John Tochet being 20 years old on the feast of St George last.
1064.
Writ, 30 July, 15 Richard II
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Gloucester, Thursday before the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned moiety in joint feoffment with Elizabeth his wife, still living, by gift of Adam de Fulford and William Peek, chaplains, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs.
Beggeworth. A moiety of the manor, held of the earl of Stafford by knight’s service.
Date of death and heirs as above.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inq. taken at Webley, Tuesday before the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned castle and lordship of Neuport in Kemmeys jointly with Elizabeth his wife, still living, by gift of James de Audeley of Heley made with the king’s licence to them and the heirs of the said Nicholas.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Newcastle in Kemmeys and the lands &c. mentioned therewith jointly with the said Elizabeth by gift of William Peek, Richard Bene and Thomas Kalne, chaplains, to them and the heirs of their bodies.
He held the under-mentioned castle, manor and hundred of Llanandevery and the commote mentioned therewith in joint feoffment with the said Elizabeth by gift of James Daudeley of Heley, knight, made with the licence of E. prince of Wales, the king’s father, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the heirs of the body of the said Nicholas, and with reversion in default of such heirs to the said James and his heirs.
He held the under-mentioned manors of Monyton and Dillewe in joint feoffment with the said Elizabeth by gift of the said James to them and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion in default of such heirs to the said James and his heirs.
Neuport in Kemmeys. The castle and lordship, held of the king by knight’s service.
Newcastle in Kemmeys. The manor, and a messuage, 5 carucates of land, a mill, 3s. 10d. rent, 250 a. wood and 5 a. meadow in Egylsyrowe, 5s. rent in Kelrede, a messuage, 4 carucates of land, a mill and 3 a. meadow in Redewalles, and 3 carucates of land, a mill, 11s. 9d. rent and 20 a. wood in Kevynllumwyd, all within the above-mentioned lordship of Neuport; tenure not known.
Llanandevery. The castle, manor and hundred, and the commote of Perveth and Hirvryn, held of the king in chief, as of the principality of Wales, by knight’s service and suit from month to month to the county court of Kermerdyn.
Monyton on Wye (super Wayam). The manor, held of Thomas earl of Warwick, as of the honor of Cowenn, by knight’s service.
Dillewe. The manor, held of John duke of Lancaster by knight’s service.
Date of death as above. The above-mentioned James Daudeleye married a certain Joan Mortymer, by whom he had Nicholas, Joan and Margaret. After her death he married a certain Isabel, by whom he had a daughter Margaret. Nicholas survived the said James, and died without heir of his body. John Tuchet, son of John Tuchet, son of the said Joan sister of Nicholas, aged 20 years on the feast of St. George last, and Margaret now wife of Roger Hillary, his other [whole] sister, aged 40 years and more, are his next heirs. The same John son of John and Margaret, together with Fulk Fitz Waryn, son of Fulk son of Margaret daughter of the said James by Isabel his second wife, aged 2 years on the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross last, are next heirs of the said James.
1065.
Writ, 30 July, 15 Richard II
SALOP. Inq. taken at Neuport, Monday after St. Bartholomew, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Egemondon in fee tail jointly with Elizabeth his wife, still living, by gift of Richard Rodberd, parson of the church of Monyngton, and Roger Nasshe, parson of the church of Petreston, made with the king’s licence to them and the heirs of their bodies, with successive remainders to the heirs of his body and to James Daudeley and his heirs.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Fordeshome and town of Neuport jointly with the said Elizabeth by gift of William Pek and Adam Fulford, chaplains, made with the king’s licence to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs.
He held the under-mentioned rent in Muchel Aston in fee tail jointly with the said Elizabeth by gift of the above-mentioned William and John Withy, chaplains.
He held the under-mentioned castle called Red Castle and towns of Marchomleye and Legh in fee tail by gift of John Kynardeseye to Nicholas Daudeley, his grandfather, and Joan the latter’s wife, and the heirs of the body of the said Nicholas the grandfather.
Egemondon. The manor, held (with the under-mentioned town of Neuport) of the king in chief by service of a mewed sparrowhawk yearly.
Fordeshome. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of 12l. yearly at the Exchequer.
Neuport. The town, held of the king (with the above-mentioned manor of Egemondon) by service of a mewed sparrowhawk yearly and 4s. 4d. yearly at the Exchequer as increment of the said town.
Muchel Aston. 9 marks rent, sometime parcel of the manor of Egemondon.
Red Castle (Rubium Castrum). The castle so called, with its members (extent given), held of John Harecourt by service of 1d. yearly. The extent includes rents of assise at Ithefeld, Quykesale, Loskesford and Gravenhongre, members of the castle.
Marchomleye. The town, with the hamlet of Kentisden, which is a member of the said castle, held of the earl of Arundel by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Legh. The town, which is a member of the same castle, held of the heirs of Fulk Corbet by service of 2s. yearly.
Date of death and heirs of the said Nicholas, and of James Daudeleye, his father, as above (last inquisition).
STAFFORD. Inq. taken at Forton, Monday after St. Bartholomew, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors of Audeley, Chesterton and Endon, third part of Balterley, Overlongesdon and moiety of Norton in his demesne as of fee.
Nicholas de Stafford, knight, holds the under-mentioned third part of the manor of Alstanesfelde for life by demise of the said Nicholas de Audeley, to whom the reversion belongs, rendering 12l. yearly.
The said Nicholas de Audeley held the under-mentioned tenement in Newcastle, estate not specified.
He also held the under-mentioned castle and park, town of Betteley, manors of Tunstal and Horton and rent in Overlongesdon in fee tail by gift of John Kynardesey to Nicholas de Audeley, grandfather of Nicholas named in the writ, and Joan Lacy, countess of Lincoln, his wife, to them and the heirs of his body. After their death James Daudeley entered into the premises as son and heir of Nicholas, and after his death Nicholas named in the writ entered as son and heir of James and died without heir of his body.
Audeley. The manor (extent given, including a close called ‘le Lytelpark’, coalmines and a pasture called ‘Foxley’).
Chesterton. The manor (extent given).
Balterley. A third part of the town, and Overlongesdon.
All held of the lord of Alveton, service unknown.
Endon. The manor, held of the earl of Stafford, service unknown.
Norton. A moiety of the town, held of the heir of William de Mere, services unknown.
Alstanesfelde. A third part of the manor, held of the duke of Lancaster by knight’s service.
Newcastle under Lyme. A tenement, held of the duke of Lancaster in free burgage.
Helegh. The castle and park.
Betteley. The town (extent given, including a market every Thursday and a fair on the feast of St. Margaret).
Both the above are held of the heir of William de Betteley by service of 1d. yearly.
Tunstal. The manor, held of the heir of Alan de Gresle, service unknown.
Horton. The manor, and 30s. rent in Overlongesdon, held of the earl of Stafford by service of 10s. yearly.
Date of death and heirs as above (Hereford inquisition).
1066.
Writ, 30 July, 15 Richard II
WILTS. Inq. taken at Bradeford, Monday, 18 September, 15 Richard II.
The said Nicholas held the under-mentioned moieties and advowson in joint feoffment with Elizabeth his wife, still living and of full age, in fee tail, by gift of Adam de Fulford and William Peek, chaplains, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs.
Broghton. A moiety of the manor, held of the heirs of John Combe, services not known.
Aston Giffard. A moiety of the manor, with the advowson of the church of Codeford, held of the lord of Boyton, services not known.
Date of death and heirs as above.
1067.
Writ, 30 July, 15 Richard II
DEVON. Inq. taken at Exeter, Saturday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors, fourth part, tenement and rent in fee tail jointly with Elizabeth his wife, by gift as above and with remainder as above (Wilts inquisition).
He was also seised of two-thirds of the manor of Taustok, with the advowson of the church thereof which pertains to the manor, but what estate he had therein the jurors know not.
Westraddon. The manor, held of the earl of March, as of his manor of Mersshwodevale, service not known.
Nymyt St. George. The manor, held of the lord le Despenser, as of his manor of Chetilhampton, service not known.
Neweton by Barnestaple. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the heirs of John Wylynton by knight’s service.
Kylmynton. A fourth part of the manor, held of the earl of Devon by knight’s service.
Exeter. A tenement (tenure not given).
Westansty and Estansty. 6s. rent, held of the heir of Fulk Fitz Waryn, services not known.
Date of death and heirs as above.
Commission to Walter Cornu and Thomas Afton, with reference to the above inquisition, to enquire what estate the said Nicholas had in two-thirds of the manor of Taustok and in the advowson of the church thereof, and of whom and by what service the said two-thirds and advowson are held. 6 November, 15 Richard II.
(Inq. missing. The gist of it is contained in the following writ to the sheriff of Devon)
1068.
Writ to the sheriff of Devon to warn William Sturmy, knight, to whom the king by letters patent committed the custody of two-thirds of the manor of Toustoke under a certain form, to be before the king in Chancery in the quinzaine of Midsummer next to show cause why the king should not deliver to the under-mentioned John Tochet his pourparty of the said two-thirds and the advowson of the church of Toustoke; as it was found by an inquisition taken before Walter Cornu and Thomas Afton that Nicholas Daudelegh, knight, died seised in his demesne as of fee tail of the said two-thirds of the manor and of the advowson of the church of the said manor which pertains to the manor, that the manor is held of the king in chief by service of an eighteenth part of a barony as parcel of the barony of Barnestaple, that Loretta late countess of Leicester gave the manor and advowson to Maud her niece, daughter of William de Brause, her brother, and the heirs of the body of the said Maud, that from Maud the manor and advowson descended to Joan her daughter and heir, and from Joan to William Martyn, knight, her son and heir, and from William to Joan and Eleanor, his daughters and heirs, and from Joan (Eleanor having died without heir of her body) to James Daudelegh, her son and heir, and from James to the aforesaid Nicholas his son and heir, who died seised thereof in fee tail by the form of the said gift, and that Margaret wife of Roger Hillary, knight, [one of the sisters of the said Nicholas], John Tochet, son of John son of Joan, his second sister, and Fulk Fitz Waryn, son of Fulk Fitz Waryn, knight, son of Margaret, his third sister, are his next heirs, Margaret being of full age and the others minors; and now the said John Tochet has prayed the king to deliver to him his pourparty of the said two-thirds and advowson, as he has proved his age before John Briggeford, escheator in co. Derby. 30 May, 15 Richard II.
Endorsed: (1) The sheriff has warned the said William Sturmy, knight, by John Colyn and John Aleyn, to be before the king in Chancery in the said quinzaine of Midsummer.
(2) The said John Tochet has appointed John Asplion and John Clerk(?) to be his attorneys in the said plea.
1069.
Writ to the escheator to assign dower to Elizabeth late the wife of the said Nicholas of two-thirds of the manor of Taustoke and the advowson thereof, not-withstanding any letters patent granting the custody thereof to any other person. Dunstaple, 27 July, 16 Richard II.
DEVON. Assignment of dower made to the said Elizabeth, Saturday the feast of St. Bartholomew, 16 Richard II.
The escheator has assigned to her as dower the chamber over the gate, the dairy house between the gate and the manor barn, the whole of the said barn, a small stable next to the gate on the east side, a small garden outside the court near the park, a third part of two-thirds of the dovecote with free ingress and egress to the same, 26 a. arable in Pynneworth, 20 a. arable in Holemore, 20 a. arable on the hill over Whytefenne, 30 a. arable on Dobynyspark, 3 a. arable in the culture called ‘Oldgardyn’ on the south side, 3 a. meadow in the salt meadow on the east side of the dower of the Lady Basset, pastures called ‘Southmersh’ and ‘Horeback’, a third part of two-thirds of the sand way by Barnastaple, Scatford and Shordelane, a third part of two-thirds of the deer park and Chalfhay next to the dower of the lady de Basset, a third part of the fishery of Tawe and Bryggepole, a third part of two-thirds of 3 watermills, a third part of two-thirds of the wood of Southele, a third part of two-thirds of all the pleas of view of frankpledge, a third part of two-thirds of the whole wood of the manor, a parcel of an alder grove called ‘Severall’, a third part of two-thirds of all the rents and services of John Elys, Thomas Beare, John Scatford, John Golde, Roger Adam, Walter Graunt, William Hele and John Chamberleyn for lands &c. held by them in Fyshelegh, Roweston, Scatford, Wyddene, Southele and Colober, with the wardships, marriages, reliefs, escheats and other profits when they fall due, the chapel of the manor to be held in common with the coheirs of the said Nicholas, with free ingress and egress, [and] with knight’s fees, to wit, a third part of two-thirds of the whole manor. Also the rents and services of the following customary tenants, to wit, 13s. and a farthing and a half from Richard de la Oleve for 3 closes of customary land at La Oleve, 16s. 10 1/2d. from Richard Fyssher for a ferling of land except 1 a. in Corf, 17s. 4 1/2d. from Walter Flemyng for a ferling of land [and] 2s. 2d. from the same for 4 a. land in Meose, 17s. 4 1/2d. from Richard Holman for a ferling of land in Prestecote, 17s. 4 1/2d. from William Palmere for the same, 17s. 4 1/2d. from William Rynold for the same, 17s. 4 1/2d. from Robert Drapere for the same, 17s. 4 1/2d. from William Magge for the same, 17s. 4 1/2d. from Henry Egefenne for the same, 17s. 4 1/2d. from John Hore of Prestecote [? for the same], 17s. 4 1/2d. from Adam Somerton for a ferling of land and 2s. 2d. from the same for 4 a. land in Somerton, 17s. 4 1/2d. from Peter Somerton for a ferling of land there, 13d. from the same for 2 a. land there, 13s. and a farthing and a half from Alexander Francy for 4 closes of land in Wyke, 21s. 8 1/2d. from Richard Francy for a ferling and a close of land there, 12d. from the same for a cottage there, 17s. 4 1/2d. from Richard Tyrel for a ferling of land there, 17s. 4 1/2d. from Geoffrey Wyke for the same, 21s. 8 1/2d. and a fourth part of a farthing from Walter Morman for a ferling and a close of land in Mersshe, 17s. 4 1/2d. from Roger Tyrel for a ferling of land there, 17s. 4 1/2d. from Thomas Hopere and Alexander Hopere for a ferling of land in Brugge, 2s. 6d. from Roger Cartere for certain untilled lands in Capelton, and 4s. 8d. from Roger Skynner for 2 cottages in Hurdeton, together with the reversion of all the lands &c. aforesaid, and a third part of two-thirds of the advowson of the church of the manor.
1070.
Writ to the escheator to cause an assignment and livery to be made to Roger Hillary and Margaret his wife, sister and one of the heirs of Nicholas Audelegh of Helegh, knight, of the pourparty which falls to the said Margaret of two-thirds of the manor of Taustoke and the advowson of the church thereof, notwithstanding any letters patent granting the custody thereof to any other person. Dunstaple, 27 July, 16 Richard II.
DEVON. Assignment and livery made to the said Roger and Margaret, Saturday the feast of St. Bartholomew, 16 Richard II.
The escheator has assigned to them the lord’s great chamber with the cellar thereunder and an oratory and a chamber annexed thereto, another chamber called ‘knyghenchambre’ with a small garden between the said chambers and a small stable next to the stable of the second part, to wit, the part of John Tocchet, 4 a. arable in Smalbrok on the east side, 30 a. arable in the field of Herdeton, 2 a. arable in Oldegardyn on the east side, 3 a. meadow in the salt meadow next to the meadow of the Lady Daudelegh, a small meadow called ‘le Pulle’, a third part of the pasture and grazing in Northmerssh to be shared equally among the coheirs of Nicholas Daudelegh, a parcel of pasture called ‘Knoll’, third parts of the dovecote and the deer park and ‘Chalffhey’ after the dowers assigned to the ladies de Basset and Daudelegh, to be shared equally among the coheirs of Nicholas Daudelegh, provided that the said third part of the park be next to the dower assigned to the said Elizabeth, Lady Daudelegh, a third part of the profit of the sand ways by Barnestable bridge, Scatteford and Schordelon after the said dowers, a third part of the fishery of Taw and Bryggepole after the said dowers, a third part of three watermills after the said dowers, a third part of the profits of all the pleas of view of frankpledge after the said dowers, a third part of the whole wood of the manor there and [? at] Southele after the said dowers, a third part of the advowson of the church after the said dowers, the rents and services of the following customary tenants with their works, to wit, 17s. 4 1/2d. from John Rokke and his fellows for a ferling of land in Hurdeton, 2s. 11d. from John Coluber for a cottage and a meadow there, 4s. from John Person for 2 cottages there, 17s. 4 1/2d. from Roger Waring for a ferling of land in Upecote, 17s. 4 1/2d. from John Symond for a ferling of land in Smythton, 20s. 8 1/2d. and a fourth part of 1/2d. from Peter Paythton for a ferling and a close of land there, 22s. 4 1/2d. from William Lucas for a ferling and 10 a. land in Hull, 13s. and a farthing and a half from Thomas Smyth and Richard Smyth for 3 closes of land in Greve, 2s. from John Beald for a cottage in Chapelton, 18d. from William Burbrok for a cottage there, 2s. 2d. from Walter Wyntur for 4 a. land in Langham, 17s. 4 1/2d. from Stephen Hullerew for a ferling in Snaylhull, 2d. from the same Stephen for a small parcel of land next to his tenement there, 10s. 10 1/2d. from Thomas Gerrard for 3 closes in Burbrok, 17s. 4 1/2d. from William Parker for a ferling of land there, 10s. from John Spelte in Hollok, 26s. 3/4d. from Walter Dygon and Joan his wife for a ferling and 2 closes in Brugge, and 17s. 4 1/2d. from Alexander Draiton for a ferling of land in Corffe, together with the reversion of all the lands &c. aforesaid, a third part of all the rents and services of John Elys, Thomas Beare, John Scatford, John Gold, Roger Adam, Walter Graunt, William Hele and John Chamberleyn for lands &c. held by them in Fisshelegh, Rowston, Schateford, Wyddene, Southele and Colober, with the wardships, marriages, escheats and other profits when they fall due, after the dowers assigned to the ladies aforesaid, to be divided equally among the said heirs, and the chapel of the manor to be held in common among the said coheirs, with free ingress and egress.
1071.
Writ to the sheriff of Devon to warn Roger Hillary, knight, and Margaret his wife to be before the king in the Chancery in the octave of Hilary next to shew cause why the king should not resume into his hand the said Margaret’s pourparty of two-thirds of the manor of Taustok and of the advowson of the church of the said manor, and retain the same in his hand until the lawful age of Fulk son of Fulk Fitz Waryn. 23 November, 16 Richard II [Cf. Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1391–1399, pp. 64–67].
1072.
(fn. 1) [Writ, 3 November, 15 Richard II.]
SALOP AND STAFFORD. Assignment of dower to Elizabeth late the wife of the said Nicholas made at Audeley, Thursday before St. Katharine, 15 Richard II. [Findings in Calendar of Close Rolls, 1389–1392, pp. 513–515.]
(fn. 2) [Writ to the escheator to make a partition into three equal parts of the castle called Red Castle with its members, the town of Marchomley with the hamlet of Kentesden, and the town of Legh, co. Salop, and of the castle of Helegh with the adjacent park, the town of Betteley, the manors of Tunstall and Horton and 30s. rent in Overlongesdon, co. Stafford, and to cause Roger Hillary, knight, and Margaret his wife, one of the daughters of James de Audeley, knight, by Joan his first wife, to have full seisin of Margaret’s pourparty thereof. 24 January, 15 Richard II.]
STAFFORD. Partition made at Audelegh, 28 January, 15 Richard II.
So far as concerns the castle called Red Castle with its members, the town of Marchomley with the hamlet of Kentesden, and the town of Legh, co. Salop, and the town of Betteley (except two-thirds of the stews, stanks and weirs there) and a third part of the manor of Horton, co. Stafford, the escheator has done nothing, because they are assigned by John Marchall, late escheator, to Elizabeth late the wife of the said Nicholas as her dower. With regard to the remainder of the premises mentioned in the writ, the escheator has assigned the following to the said Roger and Margaret as Margaret’s pourparty thereof.
Helegh. A third part of two-thirds of the park called ‘le Haye’.
Betteley. A third part of two-thirds of the fishery of the stews, stanks and weirs of the town.
Tunstall. A third part of the manor (extent given, including inter alia rents and services of certain tenants named).
Horton. A third part of two-thirds of the manor (extent given, including inter alia rents and services of certain tenants named).
Overlongesdon. A third, part of 30s. rent.
1073.
(fn. 3) [Writ to the escheator to make a partition into two equal parts of the manors of Audeley, Chesterton and Endon, a third part of the town of Balterley and Overlongesdon, a moiety of the town of Norton, a tenement in Newcastle under Lyme, and 12l. rent issuing from a third part of the manor of Alstanesfelde, and to cause Roger Hillary, knight, and Margaret his wife, one of the sisters of Nicholas Audelegh of Helegh, knight, to have full seisin of Margaret’s pourparty thereof. 24 January, 15 Richard II.]
STAFFORD. Partition made at Audelegh, 28 January, 15 Richard II.
So far as concerns a third part of the manor of Audeley, the manor of Endon, and a third part of the town of Balterley and Overlongesdon, co. Stafford, the escheator has done nothing, because they are assigned (except for 30s. rent in Overlongesdon) by John Mareschall, late escheator, to Elizabeth late the wife of the said Nicholas as her dower. With regard to the remainder of the premises mentioned in the writ, the escheator has assigned the following to the said Roger and Margaret as Margaret’s pourparty thereof.
Audeley. A moiety of two-thirds of the manor (extent given, including inter alia rents and services of certain tenants named, a moiety of Knottenmore, and 20d. rent in Talke).
Chesterton. A moiety of the capital messuage, a moiety of a carucate of land and 4 a. meadow, and the rents and services of certain tenants named.
Norton. A moiety of the town (extent given, including inter alia rents and services of certain tenants).
Newcastle under Lyme. A moiety of a tenement.
Alstanesfeld. A moiety of 12l. rent issuing from a third part of the manor.
1074.
Writ to the escheator to cause John Tochet, son of John son of Joan sister of the said Nicholas Audelegh of Helegh, knight, to have full seisin of his pourparty of the manors &c. mentioned in the previous writ. 20 May, 15 Richard II [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1389–1392, p. 467].
STAFFORD. Partition made at Audelegh, 28 May, 15 Richard II.
So far as concerns a third part of the manor of Audeley &c. (as in the previous inquisition) the escheator has done nothing. With regard to the remainder of the premises mentioned in the writ, he has assigned the following to the said John son of John as his pourparty thereof.
Audelegh. A moiety of two-thirds of the manor (extent given, including inter alia the rents and services of certain tenants named and a moiety of Knuttenmore).
Chesterton. A moiety of the capital messuage and of a carucate of land, and the rents and services of certain tenants named.
Norton. A moiety of the town (extent given, including inter alia the rents and services of certain tenants named).
Newcastle under Lyme. A moiety of a tenement.
Alstanesfeld. A moiety of 12l. rent issuing from a third part of the manor.
1075.
Writ to the escheator. Whereas by divers inquisitions taken before John Mareschall, late escheator, it was found that the said Nicholas held in fee tail the castle called Red Castle with its members, to wit, Ithefeld, Quykesale, Loskesford and Gravenhongre, the town of Marchomley with the hamlet of Kentesden, and the town of Legh, co. Salop, and the castle of Helegh with the adjacent park, the town of Betteley, the manors of Tunstall and Horton and 30s. rent in Overlongesdon, co. Stafford, by gift of John Kynardesey to Nicholas Daudeley, his grandfather, and Joan wife of the said Nicholas, and the heirs of the body of the said Nicholas, that the said Nicholas and Joan died, after whose death James Daudelegh entered into the premises as son and heir of the said Nicholas, that, after the death of the said James, Nicholas Daudelegh of Helegh entered into the premises as his son and heir and died seised thereof without heir of his body, whereupon the premises ought to descend by the form of the above gift to Margaret wife of Roger Hillary, knight, one of the daughters of the said James by Joan his first wife, John Tochet son of John son of Joan his other daughter by her, and Fulk Fitz Waryn, son of Fulk son of Margaret his third daughter by Isabel, his second wife, the said Margaret wife of Roger being of full age and the others minors; and whereas Hugh Courtenay and Elizabeth his wife, late the wife of the aforesaid Fulk the father, have represented that Fulk the father survived the said Nicholas son of James and was his kinsman and one of his heirs, to wit, son of Margaret his third sister, so that the said Elizabeth ought to be dowered of the said castles, manors and lands &c. after his death according to the law and custom of the realm, and have prayed that her dower may be delivered to them accordingly: the king orders the escheator to find by inquisition whether Fulk the father survived the said Nicholas son of James and was his kinsman and heir, or not. 20 February, 16 Richard II.
SALOP. Inq. taken at Neuport, Saturday the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross, 16 Richard II.
The said Nicholas son of James died on the feast of St. Mary Magdalen, 15 Richard II. Fulk Fitz Waryn the father survived him and died on Tuesday before St. Laurence in the same year, and was his kinsman and one of his heirs, to wit, son of Margaret his third sister.
STAFFORD. Inq. taken at Forton, date as above. Findings as above.
1076.
(fn. 4) [Writ to the escheator, in pursuance of the previous writ and inquisitions, to assign to Hugh Courtenay, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, the said Elizabeth’s dower of the pourparty of Fulk Fitz Waryn the son. 20 May, 16 Richard II.]
STAFFORD. Assignment of dower made at Tunstall manor, …
The following are assigned to the said Hugh and Elizabeth as Elizabeth’s dower of the said pourparty.
Heley. Four parcels of land in the park (details given).
Bettyley. A third part of the said pourparty of the fishery of the stew and stank.
Tunstall. A third part of the said pourparty of the manor (extent given, including inter alia the rents and services of certain tenants).
Horton. A third part of the said pourparty of the manor (extent given, including the rents and services of certain tenants).
C. Ric. II File 69 (1)
E. Inq. P.M. File 59 (1) (Hereford, Stafford and Devon)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 278 (19) (Somerset)
1077. William de Aldeburgh, knight
Writ, 18 October, 15 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Spillesby, Thursday after St. Hilary, 15 Richard II.

He held the under-mentioned messuages &c. in his demesne as of fee.
Wayneflete. 4 messuages, 6 tofts, 8 a. land, 6 a. pasture and 2 a. marsh, held of the earl of Kent, the lord de Roos and others by knight’s service.
He died on 20 August last. Elizabeth late the wife of Brian de Stapilton, the younger, knight, aged 28 years and more, and Sibyl wife of William de Ryther, knight, aged 25 years and more, are his sisters and heirs. The said William de Ryther and Sibyl have issue.
1078.
Writ, 18 October, 15 Richard II
YORK. Inq. taken at Harwod, 16 May, 15 Richard II.
He was seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned messuage and 2 a. land in Harwod and rent of 4l. 6s. 11d. in Harwod &c.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Kelfeld jointly with Margery his wife, deceased, by gift and grant of William de Kyrkeby, chaplain, and Robert de Tyndale to William de Aldeburgh, knight, his father, deceased, for life, with successive remainders to him and the said Margery and the heirs of their bodies, and to the right heirs of the said William de Aldeburgh, his father.
He was also seised of the under-mentioned reversion.
Harwod. A messuage and 2 a. land, and 4l. 6s. 11d. rent and value of services to be received yearly from 30 messuages and 7 carucates 18 bovates of land in Harwod, Lofthous, Stubhous, Hoby, Weton, Rygton in le Foreste, Estkeswyke, Dunkeswyk, Helthwayt, Horsford, Yedon, Werdley, Stokton and Estcarleton in the hands of divers free tenants, all which were lately parcels of the manor of Harwod, which (including the above) is held immediately of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of one knight’s fee and service of rendering 18s. yearly at Michaelmas to the king and his heirs by the hands of the sheriff of the county for fines of the wapentake of Skyrak.
Kelfeld. The manor, held of John de Percy of Kyldale by knight’s service.
Harwod. The reversion of two-thirds of 2 messuages and 6 a. land and meadow, held by Robert Playard and Emma his wife for the life of the said Emma. The said messuages and land are held of the prior and convent of Bolton in socage by service of 2s. yearly.
Date of death and heirs as above.
C. Ric. II File 69 (2)
E. Inq. P.M. File 60 (4) (Lincoln)
1079. Margery late the wife of William de Aldeburgh, knight
Writ, 28 October, 15 Richard II
YORK. Inq. taken at Harwod, 16 May, 15 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor jointly with the said William her husband, who died before her, by gift and grant of William de Kyrkeby, chaplain, and Robert de Tyndale to William de Aldeburgh, knight, her said husband’s father, for life, with successive remainders to her and her said husband and the heirs of their bodies, and to the right heirs of the said William de Aldeburgh the father.
Kelfeld. The manor, held of John Percy of Kyldale by knight’s service.
She died on 10 October last without issue by her said husband. Elizabeth late the wife of Brian de Stapleton, the younger, knight, aged 28 years and more, and Sibyl wife of William de Rythre, knight, aged 25 years and more, daughters of William de Aldeburgh the father and sisters of William de Aldeburgh the son, are next heirs to the above manor by virtue of the gift aforesaid. Peter de Malo Lacu, aged 15 years, is son and heir of the said Margery.
C. Ric. II File 69 (3)
1080. Thomas Ardern, knight
Writ, 1 July, 15 Richard II
STAFFORD. Inq. taken at Lichefeld, 2 August, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor, messuages and lands &c. in his demesne as of fee.
Elleford. The manor, with the advowson of the church thereof, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Haselore. 7 messuages and 7 virgates of land, held of Master Edmund de Stafford, as of his manor of Clifton, services not known.
Ocle. 4 messuages, a carucate of land and 10 a. meadow, held of the earl of Stafford, services not known.
Alrewas. A parcel of meadow containing 4 a., held of the lord of Whycchenore, services not known.
Scotteshay. A hay so called, and 1 a. 1 r. meadow in Kyngesbromleye, held of Robert Corbet, knight, services not known.
He died on Saturday the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last. John Ardern, his son, aged 21 years at the Annunciation last, is his heir.
C. Ric. II File 69 (4)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 284 (2)
1081. John atte Wode, knight
Writ, 30 November, 15 Richard II
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Gloucester, Wednesday before the Conversion of St. Paul, 15 Richard II.
He held no lands &c. in the county in demesne or in service; but he held the under-mentioned hundreds for life, free of rent, by grant of Edward III. The present king by his letters patent granted the said hundreds and the fairs and markets in the town of Wynchecombe to the abbot and convent of Wynchecombe and their successors, to hold the same after the death of the said John atte Wode, rendering yearly at the Exchequer the accustomed rent therefor [Calendar of Charter Rolls, 1341–1417, pp. 320, 321].
Kiftsgate, Holford and Greston. The hundreds.
He died on Monday, 27 November, 15 Richard II. John son and heir of John Beauchamp of Holt, aged 14 years and more, is his next heir.
C. Ric. II File 69 (5)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 285 (5)
1082. Mary late the wife of Roger Bellers, knight
Writ, 7 April, 15 Richard II
LEICESTER. Inq. taken at Melton Moubray, Tuesday the feast of St. Barnabas, 15 Richard II.

She held no lands &c. in the county on the day of her death; but long before her death she and John Seyntclere, knight, her husband, with the king’s licence enfeoffed Robert Swelyngton and Margaret his wife, daughter and heir of Roger Bellers, of all the lands &c. in the county which she held of the inheritance of the said Margaret, to wit, the under-mentioned hundred, messuage, lands and rent, to hold to them and the heirs of the said Margaret.
Framelond. The hundred, held of the king in chief by service of 12l. 18s. 5 1/2d.
Grymmeston. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of the heirs of John de Segrave by service of 4s. yearly.
Estwell. 27s. rent from a free tenement, held of John de Syxtenby, service not known.
Gouteby. 12s. rent, held of the heirs of William Maureward, knight, service not known.
Leycestre. 30s. rent, held of the duke of Lancaster by service of 2s. yearly.
Scalford. 3s. 4d. rent, held of the heirs of Simon Haubark and Thomas Orreby by service of 3s.
Thursyngton. 6l. 13s. 4d. rent, held of the heirs of Walter de Wappenburgh, service not known.
She died on Sunday before the Purification, 15 Richard II. Heir not known.
1083.
Writ, 7 April, 15 Richard II
DERBY. Inq. taken at Cryche, Wednesday after the Invention of the Holy Cross, 15 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manor in dower of the inheritance of Margaret daughter of the said Roger Bellers, whom John de Eynesford, knight, has now taken to wife. The manor formerly belonged to the said Roger, and the reversion after her death falls to his right heirs.
Cryche. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of one knight’s fee. The extent includes a park with deer, a stone-quarry, and pleas and perquisites of a court.
She died on 4 March last. The said Margaret, aged 36 years and more, is daughter and next heir of the said Roger.
C. Ric. II File 69 (6)
E. Inq. P.M. File 60 (14) (Leicester)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 287 (Derby)
1084. William Botreaux, knight, the elder
Writ, 11 November, 15 Richard II
CORNWALL. Inq. taken at Launceston, 3 January, 15 Richard II.
He was seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned manor of Codyfordefarlegh. Long before his death, to wit, on 19 November, 14 Richard II, he gave a yearly rent of 4l. therefrom to William Yerde for life, and a yearly rent of 40s. to Reynold Plente for life.
On 17 November, 14 Richard II, he gave the under-mentioned manors of Penhele, Worthevale, Botreaux Castell, Botylet, Trevethow, Lananta, Boswygy and Tywarnayl to Ralph bishop of Bath and Wells, William Botreaux, knight, the younger, John Hille, John Herle, John Copleston, Thomas Lanrak, parson of the parish church of Duloo, John Folk, parson of the parish church of Nony, John Colyn of Cornwall, Edmund Boson, Richard Boson, William Cloutesham, Thomas Polsawe, Thomas Reymond, Henry Noreys, William Grilleston and William Yerde, to hold of him for life, at a rent of 1d. yearly, until 1000l. should be fully levied from the said manors; on condition that out of the said 1000l. the feoffees should pay his debts by view and ordinance of Elizabeth his wife, that after such payment of debts any surplus should be restored to him and the said Elizabeth or distributed for their souls, and the estate of the feoffees in the manors cease entirely. He died seised in his demesne as of fee of the said rent of 1d. and the reversion of the manors. The feoffees have levied 178l. 15s. from the manors, leaving 921l. 5s. (sic) still to be levied.
On 18 November, 14 Richard II, he gave the under-mentioned manor of Treverys to the same feoffees, to hold for the life of himself and Elizabeth his wife, who is still living, with remainder to Ralph his son, who is still living and 15 years of age, and the heirs male of the body of the said Ralph.
Long before his death he gave the under-mentioned manors of Crakampton and Trewathenant to William Botreaux, knight, his son, who is still living, and Elizabeth his said son’s wife, deceased, and the heirs of their bodies, free of rent, with reversion to himself and his heirs.
Codyfordefarlegh. The manor, held of the prior of Bodmyn, as of the manor of Realton, free of rent.
Penhele. The manor, held (together with the under-mentioned manors of Crakamton and Trewathenant) of the king, as of the honor of the castle of Launceston, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Worthevale and Botreaux Castel. The manors, held of the king, as of the same honor, by service of one knight’s fee.
Botylet. The manor, held of John Colshille and Emmeline his wife, in right of the latter, as of their manor of Menely, by service of an eighth part of a fee of Mortain (feodi mortarii).
Trevethow. The manor, whereof parcels called Polpri, Lugans and Tresewyn are held of John brother and heir of Ralph de Welyngton by service of a fifth part of a knight’s fee, a parcel called ‘Codhangan’ is held of the lord of Tyhydy in socage by service of 4s. yearly, parcels called ‘Souhuour’ and ‘Redruth’ are held of the same lord in socage by service of 12d. yearly and suit to the court of Tyhydy every three weeks, and the remainder of the manor, to wit, parcels called Tregenham and Trenodres, together with the under-mentioned manor of Tywarnayl, is held of John Herle, knight, and Margaret his wife, in right of the said Margaret, in socage by service of 22 1/2d.
Lananta. The manor, held of Sir Richard Chambernoun, knight, as of his manor of Ludefon, in socage, free of rent.
Boswygy. The manor, held of the lord of Tyhydy in socage, free of rent.
Tywarnayil. The manor. See above under Trevethow.
Treverys. The manor, held of Sir Warin Lercedekene by service of a rose yearly.
Crakamton and Trewathenant. The manors, held (together with the manor of Penhele) of the king, as of the honor of the castle of Launceston, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
He died on Thursday the feast of St. Laurence last. William Botreaux, knight, his son, aged 23 years and more, is his heir.
1085.
Writ to the escheator—on information that the manor of Worthevale mentioned in the above inquisition was granted by William de Botreaux to the said bishop [of Bath and Wells] and his co-feoffees under the name of the manor of Northevale, and that the manor of Worthevale and the manor of Northevale are one and the same manor—to enquire whether this is so. 29 April, 15 Richard II.
CORNWALL. Inq. taken at Botreaux Castel, Saturday after Holy Trinity, 15 Richard II.
The facts are as stated above.
DEVON. Inq. taken at Exeter, Tuesday after the Epiphany, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Dupeford and hundred of Stanburgh, and the under-mentioned manor of Mollond, jointly with Elizabeth his wife, still living, by gift of Ralph Ergom, late bishop of Salisbury, and Thomas Hungerford, knight, made with the king’s licence and by a fine levied in the king’s court to them and the heirs male of his body.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Stokkelegh Englysch in his demesne as of fee.
Long before his death he gave the under-mentioned manor and hundred of [With]rygge to Ralph bishop of Bath and Wells, William de Botreaux, knight, the younger, John Hille, John Herle, John Coplestone, Thomas Lanrake, parson of the parish church of Duloo, John Folke, parson of the parish church of Nony, John Collyn of Cornwall, Edmund Bosom, Richard Bosom, William Cloutesham, Thomas Polsowe, Thomas Reymound, Henry Norreys, William Grilleston and William Yerde, to hold for the life of himself and the aforesaid Elizabeth his wife, with remainder to … his [son] and the heirs male of his body.
Long before his death he gave the under-mentioned manor of Langeforde (except a yearly rent of 1 lb. cummin, parcel thereof, which Elizabeth late the wife of John Sergeaux used to render to him), and the under-mentioned reversion of the manor of Cadebery, to the same feoffees, to hold for the life of himself and the aforesaid Elizabeth his wife, with remainder to Ralph his son and the heirs male of his body.
Long before his death he demised the under-mentioned messuage &c. in Wonbrook to Henry Gatecombe for life, at a rent of a grain of wheat yearly.
Dupeforde. The manor, and the hundred of Stanburgh, held of the king in chief by service of half a knight’s fee.
Mollond. The manor, held of the earl of March by knight’s service.
Stokkelegh Englysch. The manor, held of John Herle, knight, and Margaret his wife, as of the right of the said Margaret, in socage.
[With]rygge. The manor, with the hundred there, held of John duke … by knight’s service.
Langeforde. The manor, held of Edward de Courtenay, earl of Devon, as of his manor of Plympton, by service of one knight’s fee.
Cadebery. The reversion of the manor, which is held of the same earl, as of the same manor of Plympton.
Wonbrook. A messuage and 40 a. land, held of Thomas Kelly, as of his manor of Kelly.
Date of death and heir as above (Devon inquisition).
1086.
Writ, 11 November, 15 Richard II
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Whitchurche, Thursday the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, 15 Richard II.
Long before his death, with the king’s licence by letters patent dated 25 January, 1 Richard II, he gave the under-mentioned manor, land and advowson to Edward Malet, John Hone and John Donne, their heirs and assigns, and they, by virtue of the same licence, demised the premises to William Ponton, clerk, and Richard Adam, chaplain, to hold to them and their assigns for 24 years, after which term the premises were to revert to the said William Botreaux and Elizabeth his wife, for life, with remainder after their death to Thomas their son and the heirs male of his body, and in default of such heirs to the right heirs of the said William Botreaux.
Hurdewik. The manor and the advowson of the church.
Wedon. A carucate of land called ‘Plouland’. All held of the king in chief by service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee.
Date of death and heir as above.
1087.
Writ, 11 November, 15 Richard II
HERTFORD. Inq. taken at Little Berkhamstede, Saturday after St. Valentine, 15 Richard II.
He was seised in his demesne as of fee simple of the under-mentioned manor, and on Christmas Eve, 8 Richard II, demised it (except 100 a. wood) to William Framelyngham, citizen and skinner of London, for 10 years, at a rent of a rose yearly for the first 6 years and 20 marks yearly thereafter. Later, on 22 January in the same year, he demised the manor (except as above) to the same William Framelyngham and his assigns for a further 10 years, free of rent. By virtue of the above demises the said William Framelyngham was seised of the manor (except as above) until the death of the said William Botreaux, and still is seised. After the said 22 January, William Botreaux granted the whole manor, with the king’s licence, to Ralph Ergom, late bishop of Salisbury, and Thomas Hungerford, knight, in fee simple, and they gave it to him and Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs male of his body; and he died seised of such estate therein jointly with the said Elizabeth, who is still living.
Little Berkhamstede. The manor, held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by knight’s service and a rent of a pair of spurs or 6d.
Date of death and heir as above.
1088.
Writ, 11 November, 15 Richard II
OXFORD. Inq. (indented) made at Overorton, Wednesday before Christmas, 15 Richard II.
He was seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned toft and advowson.
Overorton. A toft, and the advowson of the church of the town which pertains to the said toft, held of the king in chief, service not known.
Date of death and heir as above.
BERKS. Inq. (indented) made at Basteldene, 19 December, 15 Richard II.
He held no lands &c. in the county on the day of his death; but long before his death in accordance with letters patent of licence dated 29 January, 45 Edward III, he enfeoffed John Hone, still living, of the under-mentioned manor for life, with reversion to himself and his heirs.
Upton Mules. The manor, held of the king in chief, service not known.
Date of death and heir as above.
1089.
Writ, 10 November, 15 Richard II
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Ryngwode, Saturday, 20 January, 15 Richard II.
He held no lands &c. in the county on the day of his death; but he formerly held the under-mentioned manor in his demesne as of fee, and in 49 Edward III granted it with all its liberties and appurtenances to Walter Clopton, who is still living, for life, to hold of him and his heirs by service of a rose yearly at Midsummer. Whether the king’s licence was obtained or not the jurors know not. He was seised of the reversion of the manor, and of the said rent, when he died.
Elyngham. The manor called ‘Meoles’, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as above.
1090.
Writ, 11 November, 15 Richard II
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Northcaddebury, 6 January, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Northcaddebury and third part of the manor of Kynmeresdon in joint feoffment with Elizabeth his wife, still living, by gift and feoffment of Ralph Ergum, late bishop of Salisbury, and Thomas Hungerford, knight, made with the king’s licence, and by a fine levied in the king’s court, to him and the said Elizabeth and the heirs male of his body.
He held the under-mentioned manors of Kynmeresdon and Walton in fee tail, as of the right and inheritance of the said Elizabeth.
Ralph Daubeney, knight, granted the under-mentioned rent of 40l. in Baryngton &c. to him and the said Elizabeth and the heirs of Elizabeth’s body; and he died seised of such estate therein jointly with the said Elizabeth.
He held the under-mentioned fair in Babyngton and advowson of Babyngton in his demesne as of fee.
Northcaddebury. The manor, and a third part of the manor of Kynmeresdon, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Kynmeresdon. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Walton. The manor, held of the lord de la Souche in socage.
Baryngton, Southpederton, Stratton and Cheleton. 40l. rent from all the lands of the aforesaid Ralph Daubeney there. The said lands, and the rent, are held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Babyngton. A fair held on the eve, the feast and the morrow of St. Margaret the Virgin, and the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as above.
1091.
Writ, 11 November, 15 Richard II
YORK. Inq. taken at York, 7 March, 15 Richard II.
He and Elizabeth his wife, who is still living, held the under-mentioned messuage &c. in Glaphowe in their demesne as of fee in right of the said Elizabeth.
They also held the under-mentioned manor of Lound on the Wolds in their demesne as of fee in right of Elizabeth, and by a fine levied in the king’s court in a month from Easter, 9 Richard II, granted the same to William Lescrop, knight, for life at a rent of a rose yearly at Midsummer, with successive remainders to Richard Lescrop, knight, father of the said William Lescrop, for life, at the same rent, and to the said William de Botreaux and Elizabeth and the heirs of Elizabeth.
Glaphowe. A messuage in ruins and a carucate of land, held of the king in chief by service of a fortieth part of a knight’s fee.
Lound on the Wolds. The manor, held of the earl of Northumberland by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Ric. II File 69 (7)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 278 (11 & 17) (Somerset)
1092. Thomas Bekeswell
Writ, 27 October, 15 Richard II
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Bykeleswade, Monday after All Saints Day, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuages &c. in his demesne as of fee.
Sutton. A messuage, 3 tofts, 29 a. land, 5 1/2 a. meadow and 4 a. pasture, held of the king in chief by knight’s service and service of 22d. yearly by the hands of the sheriff; and a messuage, a croft, 9 1/2 a. land and 1 a. meadow, held of Elizabeth lady de Nevyll and Latymer, by service of 18d. yearly and suit of court twice a year.
He died on Friday the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary last. Maud his daughter, aged 34 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II File 69 (8)
E. Inq. P.M. File 58 (12)
1093. John Burgherssh
Writ, 12 November, 15 Richard II
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Aylesbury, Saturday after St. Hilary, 15 Richard II.
He held no lands &c. in the county on the day of his death; but long before his death he demised the under-mentioned tofts &c. in Kyngeseye and Tourseye (by the name of all his lands &c. in those places), together with other lands &c. of his in Tythrop, co. Oxford, to Gilbert Wace, knight, for life and a year more, at a rent of 10 marks yearly.
Kyngeseye. 3 tofts, a dovecote, 2 1/2 virgates of land, 8 a. meadow and 6d. rent, and also 4s. rent in Tourseye, held of John Neyrnute, knight, by knight’s service, amount of service not known.
He died on Thursday the feast of St. Matthew last. Margaret, aged 15 years and more, whom John Grenevyle has taken to wife, and Maud, aged 12 years and more, are his daughters and heirs.
1094.
Writ, 31 October, 15 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Chelmesford, Monday after St. Martin, 15 Richard II.
He and Ismania his wife, still living, held the under-mentioned manor of Hatfeld-peverel jointly by gift and feoffment of William Sotton, William Godwyn and John Drury, clerks, and Thomas Brendon to them and his heirs.
He held in his demesne as of fee the under-mentioned messuage &c. in Hatfeldpeverel.
Hatfeldpeverel. The manor, held of Thomas duke of Gloucester and Eleanor his wife, in right of the said Eleanor, as of their castle of Plessy, by service of 12d. yearly.
Hatfeldpeverel. A messuage and a carucate of land called ‘Termynys’, whereof 7 a. land are held of John Boys by service of 4s. 2d. yearly and suit to his court of Blunteshale, and the residue is held of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, as of his manor of Cressyngestemple, by service of 8s. 2d. yearly and suit to the prior’s court of the said manor.
Date of death and heirs as above. Margaret married John Grenevyle, knight, (who is still living) in her father’s lifetime.
1095.
Writ, 12 November, 15 Richard II
SURREY. Inq. taken at Kyngeston on Thames, Monday after the Conception, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and land on the day of his death.
Ravenesbury. The manor, held of Baldwin Frevyle, as of his manor of Asshstede, co. Surrey, by service of 6d. or a pair of spurs.
Micham. A parcel of land called ‘Almannesland’, held of the prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, as of his manor of Faukeshalle, by service of 6s. yearly.
Date of death and heirs as last above.
1096.
Writ, 12 November, 15 Richard II
OXFORD. Inq. made at Watlyngton, Saturday before Christmas, 15 Richard II.
He held no lands &c. in the county of the king in chief on the day of his death; but long before his death he demised the under-mentioned manor of Ewelme (except the advowson of the church) to Gilbert Wace, knight, who is still living, for life, at a rent of 20 marks yearly, with reversion to himself and his heirs. So he died seised of the said advowson and the reversion of the rent.
He also demised the under-mentioned lands &c. in Tythropp (by the name of all his lands there), together with other lands &c. in Kyngeseye and Tourseye, co. Buckingham, to the same Gilbert Wace for life and a year more, at a rent of 10 marks yearly.
Ewelme. The manor, held (with the advowson of the church) of the lady de Loterell, as of her manor of Whitchirche, and of Thomas lord de Berkley and Margaret his wife, as of the right of the said Margaret, by knight’s service, amount not known.
Tythropp. 2 messuages, 2 1/2 virgates and 2 a. land and 1 1/2 a. meadow, held of the said Gilbert and of William Saundresdon by knight’s service, amount not known.
Date of death and heirs as above. Since his death the said Gilbert Wace has occupied the premises.
1097.
Writ, 12 November, 15 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Spillesby, Thursday after St. Hilary, 15 Richard II.
He died seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned third part &c.
Skendelby. A third part of the manor (severed from the other two-thirds), held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Parteney. An eighteenth part of the profit of the market held every Saturday, and an eighteenth part of the profit of the toll of the fairs held on the eves and feasts of St. Mary Magdalen, the Assumption, and the Nativity of the Virgin Mary. He and his ancestors had these profits by gift and grant of the king’s ancestors.
Parteney. 4 a. 1 r. and a third part of 2 a. meadow, and 10s. rent of assise of free tenants, held of Sir John de Bello Monte, knight, as of the manor of Folkyngham, by knight’s service.
Date of death and heirs as above (Essex inquisition).
C. Ric. II File 69 (9)
E. Inq. P.M. File 58 (11)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 289 (2) (Lincoln)
1098. Nicholas son and heir of Robert Beaumys, a minor
Writ of devenerunt, 22 November, 15 Richard II
HUNTINGDON. Inq. taken at Huntingdon, Saturday after the Circumcision, 15 Richard II.
The under-mentioned land and rent came to the king’s hand by the death of the said Robert and by reason of the minority of the said Nicholas, and are still in the king’s hand.
Copmanford. 1 1/2 virgates of land.
Upton, 10s. rent of assise.
Held of the king, as of the honor of Huntingdon, by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee.
The said Nicholas died without heir of his body on 24 January, 14 Richard II. Thomas atte Hethe, alias Thomas Grendale of Fenton, co. Huntingdon, aged 40 years and more, is his next heir, to wit, son of Cecily daughter of Margaret daughter of Robert father of William father of John father of Robert father of the said Nicholas.
C. Ric. II File 69 (10)
1099. Bartholomew Bacon, knight
Writ, 13 July, 15 Richard II
NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Norwich, Monday the feast of St. Denis, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and lands &c. jointly with Joan his wife, who is still living, by gift and grant of John Coteller, parson of the church of Everwardton, Roger Wolferstone, Thomas Bonde, John Snoryng, chaplain, and Roger de la March to him and the said Joan and his heirs.
Snyterle. The manor, with all the lands, rents and services in the towns of Glamford, Wyveton, Hyndryngham and Langham, held of John Bardulf, knight, by service of half a knight’s fee.
Snyterlee. 38 a. land and 40 a. heath, held of the Lady Alesia de Nevyle by service of 5s. 4d. yearly.
He died on 4 July last. Isabel wife of Oliver de Calthorp, knight, aged 40 years and more, is his sister and heir.
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Ipswich, Monday before St. Luke, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and advowson of Everwarton and tenements called ‘Aldewartonyshalle’, ‘Thorphalle’ and ‘Knyghtes’ jointly with Joan his wife, who is still living, by gift and feoffment of Philip de Hevenyngham, William Corby, parson of the church of Everwarton, and John Gerveys, chaplain, made with the king’s licence (so far as concerns the manor and advowson) to him and the said Joan and his heirs.
He held the under-mentioned manor and advowson of Broomdavillers jointly with the same Joan by grant of John de Hevenyngham, knight, to him and the said Joan and his heirs. Whether the king’s licence for the grant was obtained or not the jurors know not.
Everwarton. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief by service of leading 50 men on foot in the king’s service and at the king’s wages from Newmarket to Wales when there is war there.
Everwarston (sic). A tenement called ‘Aldewartonyshalle’, held of John Fiz Rauf by service of a quarter of a knight’s fee; and a tenement called ‘Thorphalle’, held of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, service not known.
Herkested. A tenement called ‘Knyghtes’, held of Lora Breton by service of 3s. yearly.
Broomdavillers. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held as the above manor of Everwarton.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Ric. II File 69 (11)
E. Inq. P.M. File 60 (6)
1100. Robert de Brynnesley
Writ, 18 August, 15 Richard II
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. taken at Nottingham, Saturday after the Assumption, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors in his demesne as of fee.
Brynnesley. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by serjeanty, rendering 40d. yearly at the Exchequer.
Trowell. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by serjeanty, rendering 36s. 8d. yearly at the Exchequer.
The above two manors are held of the king by the service of providing for the king a horse price 5s. and a sack and a ‘prik’, whenever there is war between the king of England and Wales.
He died on Friday before the Assumption last. John de Brynnesley, his son, aged 40 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II File 69 (12)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 277 (1)
1101. John Busshel of Bradelegh
Writ, 16 July, 15 Richard II
DEVON. Inq. taken at Dertemoth, Tuesday before St. Laurence, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and messuage etc. in joint feoffment with Joan his wife, who is still living, in fee tail.
Teyngweke. The manor, and a messuage, 2 mills, a carucate of land, 10 a. meadow and 8l. yearly rent in Teyngweke, Nuweton Busschell and Bradelegh, held of the king in chief by a rent of a pair of gilt spurs price 40d. yearly.
He died on Monday after SS. Peter and Paul, 15 Richard II. Joan his daughter, aged 4 years and more, is his heir.
C. Ric. II File 69 (13)
1102. Brian de Cornewaille, knight
Writ, 5 September, 15 Richard II
OXFORD. Inq. taken at Stanlake, Monday after the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Asthalle in his demesne as of fee.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Iddebury jointly with Maud his wife, who is still living.
Asthalle under Quichewode. The manor, held of the king in chief, as of the honor of St. Valery, by service of a fifth part of a knight’s fee.
Iddebury. The manor, held of the earl of March, service not known.
He died on Friday after the Assumption, 15 Richard II. John de Cornewaile, his son, aged 24 years and more, is his heir.
1103.
Writ, 5 September, 15 Richard II
SALOP. Inq. taken at Bruggenorth, Tuesday after the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and lands etc.
Kynlet. The manor, held of the earl of March, services not known. The manor is worth nothing yearly beyond outgoings, but there is a rent of assise of 100s. from free tenants there.
Meton within the lordship of Kynlet. A parcel of land called ‘Kyngeshevide’, held of the king in chief, service not known.
Cattesleye. A nook of land called ‘Colieres’, held of the prior of the hospital of St. John by service of 5s. yearly; a messuage and 1/2 virgate of land, held of the earl of March as parcel of the manor of Kynlet, service not known; and 1/2 virgate of land, held of the same, service not known.
Date of death and heir as above.
1104.
Writ, 5 September, 15 Richard II
HEREFORD. Inq. taken at Lemestre, Friday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 15 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned moiety in joint feoffment with Maud his wife, who is still living.
Asshton by Lemestre. A moiety of the manor, held of the earl of March by knight’s service.
Date of death as above. Heir as above, son of the said Brian and Maud.
C. Ric. II File 69 (14)
E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 279 (1) (Hereford)
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1105. William brother and heir of John son and heir of William Crocheman, a minor
Writ of devenerunt concerning the lands which came into the hands of Edward III by reason of the death of the said William Crocheman, and by reason of the minority of the said William brother of John. 4 November, 15 Richard II.
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Hemstede, Thursday after St. Lucy, 15 Richard II.
The said William brother of John held in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death the under-mentioned lands &c.; and they remain in the king’s hands since his death.
(Unspecified). 153 a. arable, 4 a. meadow, 1 a. pasture, 4 1/2 a. wood and 18d. rent of assise, held of Joan daughter and heir of William de Walle, then a minor in the king’s wardship. They are worth 10 s. yearly after payment of (ultra) 35s. 10d. rent of assise belonging to the manor of Samford.
The said William brother of John died on Tuesday after the Assumption, 45 Edward III. Mariot daughter of William son of John (sic), aged 26 years and more, is his heir.
1106.
Similar writ, York, 20 October, 16 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Hempstede, Monday after St. Thomas the Apostle, 16 Richard II.
The said William brother of John held the under-mentioned lands &c. in his demesne as of fee. On his death they came to the hands of Edward III for the above cause (i.e. that mentioned in the writ), and are still in the present king’s hands.
Great Sampford. 153 a. arable, 4 a. meadow, 1 a. pasture, 4 1/2 a. wood and 18d. rent of assise, held as above (last inquisition).
Date of death as above. Mary wife of John Wynslowe, aged 26 years, is daughter and heir of the said William brother of John.
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Footnotes

  • 1. This writ is recited in the assignment of dower.
  • 2. This writ is recited in the following inquisition. See Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1391–1399, p. 32.
  • 3. This writ is recited in the following inquisition. See Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1391–1399, p. 33.
  • 4. This writ is recited in the following inquisition. See Calendar of Close Rolls, 1392–1396, p. 73.