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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 95

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Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Volume 17, Richard II. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1988.

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II, File 95

875 KATHARINE DAUGHTER OF THOMAS DE MALTON
Writ [small fragment]
YORK. Inq. taken at Wighton, Thursday in the fourth week of Lent, 20 Richard II.
Thomas de Malton, deceased, father of the said Katharine, held in his demesne as of fee the under-mentioned lands. He had two daughters, the said Katharine and Elizabeth, who is still living. The said Elizabeth sued for and had livery of one moiety of the said lands, which were seized into the king’s hands, but Katharine never sued for the other moiety and it has remained in the king’s hands since the death of the said Thomas.
Northgevedale. A ruinous messuage, 4 waste tofts and 24 bovates of waste land.
Estgevedale. 4 bovates of waste land.
The above are held of the king in chief by homage and fealty and by service of a moiety of a serjeanty, the whole serjeanty being the service of finding a crossbowman in the king’s castle of York for 40 days when there is war in the county of York.
She died on 20 June, 2 Richard II. Thomas de Plumlond, aged 24 years and more, is her son and heir.
The sheriffs of the county have taken the issues since the death of the said Thomas and will answer in their accounts, as the jurors suppose.
C. Ric. II File 95 (1)
E. Enrolments etc. of Inq. No. 323
876 JOHN MIDELTON, knight
Writ, 18 September, 20 Richard II
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Morpeth, 8 November, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor etc. of Estswynburn and lands in Mersfenmire in his demesne as of fee. He held all the other under-mentioned manors, lands etc. jointly with Christina his wife, who is still living, to them and the heirs of their bodies.
Gesmouth. A third part of the manor, the advowson of a third part of the chapel and a third part of a water-mill, held of the king by knight’s service.
Elstwyk. 16a. land, held of the prior of Tynemouth in socage.
Gosford Suth. 2 tenements and 52a. land and meadow, held of the lord of Fawdon in socage.
Cramlyngton. A tenement and 30a. land and meadow, held of the lord of Gesmouth in socage.
Whitlawe. A tenement and 20a. land, held of the lord of Gesmouth in socage.
Woldon. A tenement, a third part of a tenement and 40a. land and meadow, held of the earl of Northumberland in socage.
Sonderlandflat by Lesbury. 12a. land, held of the same earl in socage.
Alnemouth. A burgage, held of the same earl by service of free burgage.
Emeldon and Dunstane. 4 tenements and 52a. land, held of the duke of Lancaster by knight’s service.
Neweton by the Sea. The manor and a water-mill, held of the same earl by knight’s service.
Burnton in Bamburghshire. The manor, with a mill, held of the same earl by knight’s service.
Tyndele. A third part of the manor, held of the lord of Elyngham in socage.
Bamburgh. A burgage, held of the king in free burgage.
Blakmiddyngmore by Warneforde. A pasture so called, held of the same earl in socage.
Elwaldsyde. A wood so called, held of the same earl by knight’s service.
Alnewyk. 4 tenements and 52a. land and meadow, held of the same earl in free burgage.
Belshowe. A moiety of the manor and 2 water-mills, held of the lord of Bolom by service of 3s. 6d.
Bechefeld. A third part of the town, in which are 160a. land and meadow, and 5 messuages, held of the lord of Bywell by knight’s service.
Bradford. 9 husband-lands, each containing 24a., held of the lord of Bolom in socage.
Caldstrother. 100a. land and meadow, held of the prior of Hexham in socage.
Ingowe. 12a. land and a tenement, held of the said earl as of the lordship of Prodowe.
Kirkheton. A tenement and 24a. land, held of the said earl by service of 7d. for all services.
Thokeryngton. A tenement, with common of pasture in the field, held of the archbishop of York in socage.
Colwell. A tenement and 24a. land, held of the lord of Colwell in socage.
Moryle, Hilhous and Annassyde. The manor, held of the lord of Langle by service of 11s. and suit of court.
Sperydon. 2 tenements and 30a. land, held of the lord of Bolbek in socage.
Neweton by Bywell. 2 tenements and 48a. land and meadow, held by socage.
Shildeford. A tenement and 12a. land, held of the lord of Bolbek by service of a hen.
Le Crokedake. A tenement so called, held of the lord of Bolbek in socage.
Witheleche. A tenement, held of the same in socage.
Le Holerawe. 3 tenements so called, held of the same in socage as of the barony of Bolbek.
Newebiggyng by Blauncheland. 2 tenements and 48a. land and meadow, held of the lord of Bolbek in socage.
Shotton. 2a. meadow, held of John de Wyderyngton by service of 1d.
Waloryg. 140a. land, held of the said earl as of the barony of Prodowe in socage.
Esthertwarton. A scalinga of land called Fesilby, held of John de Fenwyk, knight, in socage.
Estswynburn. The manor and mill, with a pasture called Steldenleys, held of the lord of Gunwarton in socage.
Mersfenmire. 2a. land, held of John de Scrop, knight, in socage.
He died on the eve of St Lawrence last. John de Midelton, aged 23 years and more, is heir of the bodies of John and Christina.
877
Writ, 18 September, 20 Richard II
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE. Inq. 7 November, 20 Richard II.
He was seised of the under-mentioned messuages etc. jointly with Christina his wife, who is still living, to them and the heirs of their bodies.
Galougate. 5 messuages and a moiety of a messuage.
Horsmarketgate. A messuage.
Pilgrymestrete. A tenement.
Le Brodechere. A tenement.
Newcastle. A moiety of a grange and a third part of a byre opposite le Maudeleyns.
Le Castelfeld. A selion containing a rood of land.
Newcastle. 8s. rent from 4 cottages by le Denebrigg in the tenure of Richard Rede and 8s. rent from a cottage in the tenure of Maud Rutour.
Pilgrymestrete. 40d. rent from a tenement in the tenure of Henry de Bynkfeld.
Newcastle. 15s. rent from a tenement by St Nicholas’s church in the tenure of William de Langton.
Le Beremarketgate. 18d. rent from a messuage in the tenure of Robert de Wodhome.
All the above are held of the king in free burgage.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Ric. II File 95 (2)
E. Inq. P.M. File 67 (3) (Northumberland)
878 OSBERT DE MUNDEFORD
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio at Wilton, Tuesday before St Matthew, 20 Richard II.
He died seised of the under-mentioned homage and lands.
Hokewold and Wilton. The homage of William Wynch the elder, Nicholas Caunceler, John Leget and William Carle the elder, with 23d. yearly rent, held of Robert son of Richard de Ponyngges, knight, a minor in the king’s wardship.
Mundeford. The homage of William Smyth, John Sandon and Geoffrey Pudge, with 2s. 4 1/2d. yearly rent, held as above.
Estlexham. Lands and tenements held of lord de Bardolf, as of the honor of Wyrmegeye, service unknown.
He died on 15 August in the year aforesaid. Osbert, aged 15 years and more, is his son and heir.
C. Ric. II File 95 (3)
E. Inq. P.M. File 66 (9)
879 JOHN NOWERS, knight
Writ, 6 November, 20 Richard II
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Fennystratford, 14 December, 20 Richard II.
He and Maud his first wife held the under-mentioned manor and advowson of Stokegoldyngton by gift of Robert Archer, formerly rector of the church of Gahurst, to them and the heirs of their bodies, as freely as the said Robert had them by gift of the said John, as appears by the said Robert’s charter dated at Stoke aforesaid, Tuesday before St Clement, 38 Edward III, with remainder to the said John and the heirs of his body. The premises were then held of the king as of the honor of Peverel, service unknown. Afterwards the said John and Maud gave the premises to Edward III and he, by letters patent sealed at Westminster, 10 April, 43 Edward III, gave them to the said John and Maud and the heirs of their bodies with reversion to Edward III. Maud died without heir of her and John, and John married Alice, who is still living, and had issue one Almaric.
He also held the under-mentioned manor and advowson of Gothurst, to him and the heirs of his body, by grant of Edward III.
Stokegoldyngton. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief by feoffment of Edward III, service unknown.
Gothurst. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
He died on Saturday after St Luke last. Emery, aged 2 years and more, is his son and heir.
C. Ric. II File 95 (4)
E. Inq. P.M. File 66 (3)
880 JOHN, SON OF MARGARET, DAUGHTER OF JOAN OSTERLE
Writ of devenerunt, 18 February, 20 Richard II
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. (indented) taken at Cambridge, Tuesday after St George, 20 Richard II.
Joan Osterle alias Hosterly held the under-mentioned messuage, lands etc. in her demesne as of fee.
Trompyton. A messuage, a garden, 100a. land and meadow, a dovecot and 3 tofts, part held of Edmund de la Pole, knight, by knight’s service and service of 7s. 6d. yearly, part held of John Wynselowe by knight’s service and service of 9s. 8d. yearly, and part held of the heirs of Henry Bresele(?) by knight’s service and service of 1d. yearly. A garden, a dovecot, 2 1/2a. land and a toft called Caldewell held of Robert Paris, John Styvecle, Thomas Moris and Thomas Priour, jointly enfeoffed of the tenement formerly of Hugh Tymoris, by knight’s service and service of 5s. 2d. yearly, and 2 tofts held by knight’s service and service of 12d. yearly.
The said John died without heir of his body on a day unknown since Michaelmas last. Nicholas son of Adam Fraunceis, knight, aged 4 years and more, is his brother and heir.
The premises were taken into the king’s hands on the death of the said Joan because they were supposed to be held of the king in chief but they are held immediately as above.
C. Ric. II File 95 (5)
881 JOHN PONTON of Exeter, an outlaw
Writ of devenerunt, 16 January, 20 Richard II
DEVON. Inq. taken at Exeter, 4 April, 20 Richard II.
He was seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned messuages, etc. which came to the king’s hands by the outlawry of the said John at the suit of Robert Skyres, executor of the testament of William Horbury, in a plea of debt.
Exeter. 2 messuages and 2 gardens in Paulestrete, 4 shops with a cellar in Smythestrete, a house with a yard adjacent and 4 shops without the south gate and a house by and within the same gate, 3 cottages with three yards without the east gate and a yard without the north gate, held of the king as parcel of the said town, which is held of the king at fee-farm by the mayor and citizens.
He died on Wednesday before St Margaret the Virgin last. Thomas Ponton, aged 40 years and more, is his brother and heir.
The said John after his outlawry gave the premises to Adam Scut and afterwards they were seised into the king’s hands.
882
Writ to enquire if the said John is dead and, if he is, on what day he died. 26 January, 3 Henry IV.
DEVON. Inq. taken at Exeter, Friday, 3 February, 3 Henry IV.
He died on Saturday the eve of St Margaret the Virgin, 19 Richard II.
C. Ric. II File 95 (6)
883 JOHN PAYN of London, ‘armorer’
Writ of mandamus, 16 July, 20 Richard II
LONDON. Inq. 18 August, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned tenement and toft in his demesne as of fee.
St Augustine in le Oldechaunge. A tenement.
St Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street. A toft.
The above were held of Edward III in free burgage as is the whole of the city of London.
He died on Monday after St Lawrence, 49 Edward III. William, then aged 3 years, was his son and heir. The said William died a minor on Thursday after Michaelmas 49 Edward III. Amy, now the wife of Thomas Neweton, aged 20 years and more, is William’s sister and heir and daughter of the said John.
Joan, wife of John Payn, took the issues of the premises from the said John’s death until 14 February, 13 Richard II, title unknown, since when the said Thomas Neweton and Amy his wife have taken them.
884
Writ to enquire who is the heir of John Payn, because the inquisition taken before Robert James, escheator of Edward III, found that he held the manor of Fromevaleys and that he had a son William, but did not say who was his heir. 16 July, 20 Richard II.
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Bathe, Saturday after the Decollation of St John the Baptist, 20 Richard II.
Heir unknown.
Commission to Peter Courtenay, Humphrey Stafforde and John Kyngiston, knights, William [Stourton, John] Fitelton, John Manyngford, John Bevyn and John Russell to enquire concerning the heir of John Payn. 8 June, 20 Richard II.
885
Writ to the sheriff to summon a jury, 8 June, 20 Richard II
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Bruton before Humphrey Stafforde and John Kyngiston, knights, John Manyngford and John Bevyn, Monday before St Margaret, 21 Richard II.
Heir unknown.
Commission to the above commissioners in the form of a writ of devenerunt, 12 June, 20 Richard II [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1396-1399 p. 160].
886
Writ to the sheriff to summon a jury, 12 June, 20 Richard II
SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Bruton before the same four commissioners, Monday before St Margaret, 21 Richard II.
No lands in the county came into the hands of Edward III by the death of John Payn.
Heir unknown.
887
Writ to enquire concerning the heir of John Payn, 10 January, 21 Richard II
SOMERSET. Inq. (indented) taken at Welles, 31 January, 21 Richard II.
John Payn had a son William by his wife Joan and the said William survived his father and was his heir.
888
Writ of mandamus, 14 November, 20 Richard II
MIDDLESEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Westminster, 15 November, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned lands etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Southmymmys. A toft and 2a. pasture, held of Thomas Cherleton as of his manor of Oldefolde in Southmymmys, service unknown, and 2 tofts, 38a. pasture and 2a. wood, held of Roger Lukenore as of his manor of Southmymmys, service unknown.
Date of death and heir, aged 21 years and more, as above (London inquisition).
Joan, wife of the said John, who is still living, has taken the issues of the premises from the day of his death until now, title unknown. The escheator has now taken the premises into the king’s hands.
889
Writ of mandamus, 16 July, 20 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Alvythele, Saturday after the Assumption, 20 Richard II.
Robert de Hales, late prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in England, held the under-mentioned land of the said John Payn by service of 2s. yearly.
Reyngham. 20a. land, held of the king in chief as of the honor of Devorr by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir, aged 20 years and more, as above.
Joan, wife of the said John, who is still living, took the issues of the premises from the day of his death until 14 February, 13 Richard II, title unknown, since when Thomas Neweton and Amy his wife have taken them.
890
HERTFORD. Inq. (indented) taken ex officio at St Albans, 6 November, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuage and lands in his demesne as of fee.
Northmymmes. A messuage, a toft, 113a. land, 2a. meadow and 1 1/2a. wood, whereof 1a. land in Bradeffeld is held of John Brookman by service of 7 1/2d. yearly, 1a. land in the field called Hollestok is held of William Gobyon by service of 3d. yearly, and the rest is held of William Swanlond by service of 22s. yearly.
Date of death and heir as above (London inquisition).
Joan, wife of John Payn, who is still living, has taken the issues from the time of the said John’s death until now, title unknown. As it appears by an inquisition taken at Alvythele, Essex, on Saturday after the Assumption last that the said John held of the king in chief, the escheator has taken the premises into the king’s hands.
891
Writ to the mayor of London to take into the king’s hand the premises mentioned in the London inquisition above, because it is found by inquisition taken in Essex that the said John held lands of the king in chief by knight’s service. 14 November, 20 Richard II.
Endorsed by Adam Bamme, mayor, that he has taken the premises into the king’s hand.
C. Ric. II File 95 (7)
892 JOHN RASYN of Sempyngham, an outlaw
Writ of devenerunt, 14 February, 20 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Sleford, 7 May, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuage of the right of Alice Walden his wife, deceased, and it was taken into the king’s hand because of the said John’s outlawry for felony.
Sempyngham. A messuage, held of the prior of Sempyngham by service of 4d. yearly.
He died on Monday after the Invention of the Holy Cross, 14 Richard II. William Bettesson of Sempyngham, aged 30 years and more, is heir of the said Alice, to wit, son of Richard her brother.
C. Ric. II File 95 (8)
893 NICHOLAS ROOS, clerk
Writ, 8 May, 20 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Donyngton in Holand, Thursday before St Dunstan, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors and lands in his demesne as of fee.
Gedney. A third part of the manor, with the advowson of the church and appurtenances in Gednay, Holbech and Zwaplade; the whole manor is held of the duke of Gloucester as of the fee of the earl of Aumale by service of a third part of a knight’s fee.
Tydde. 10a. land, held of William de Flete, knight, service unknown.
Wywell. The manor, with appurtenances in Wywell, Hungerton, Denton and elsewhere, held of William de Roos, knight, as of his castle of Belver by knight’s service and 20s. yearly to the ward of the said castle.
Normanby [and] Claxby. 3 crofts, 56a. land, 17a. meadow, 19a. wood, 18d. rent and a water-mill, held of the duke of Lancaster, service unknown.
He died on 5 May, 20 Richard II. James Roos, knight, aged 50 years and more, is his brother and heir.
894
Writ, 8 May, 20 Richard II
YORK. Inq. taken at Brydlington, 28 May, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned part of a manor and lands in his demesne as of fee.
Hundmanby. A third part of the manor (extent given); the whole manor is held of the king in chief by service of a third part of a barony of Hundmanby. The extent includes a third part of a market on Wednesdays.
Melburn. 72s. rent from 7 messuages and 6 1/2 bovates of land, held of lord Roos as of the fee of Mortimer by knight’s service.
Oustewyke and Hildston in the liberty of Holdernese. 15 tofts and 15 3/4 bovates of land, held of Thomas duke of Gloucester as of his manor of Byrstewyk by knights’ service.
Tharlesthorp in the said liberty. 1 1/2 bovates of land, held of the archbishop of York by knight’s service.
Thorp Aldeburgh in the said liberty. A capital messuage, 6 bovates of land and 4 tofts, held of lord Roos by knight’s service.
Benyngholme in the said liberty. 3 messuages, 2 tofts, 2 crofts and 2 1/3 bovates of land, held of John Conestable of Halsham, knight, by homage and fealty.
Bryghton in the wapentake of Herttill. A wood, held of lord Roos by fealty.
Date of death and heir, aged 40 years and more, as above.
C. Ric. II File 95 (9)
E. Enrolments etc. of Inq. No. 322 (York)
895 JOHN ROUS of Raggeleye
Writ, 30 October, 20 Richard II
WORCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Worcester, Wednesday after St Martin, 20 Richard II.
John Rous held jointly with Christina his wife, who is still living, the under-mentioned manor, which John son of the said John Rous, gave them for life by his charter by the name of all the lands etc. that he had in Lenche Rondulf, Churchelench and Radeforde by gift of the said John. The said John and Christina also held for life the under-mentioned messuage and land, which John Trew[man, rector of the church of Lench], and Robert Brugge, chaplain, gave them by charter.
Lench Rondulf. The manor, held of Thomas de Bello Campo by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Shirnak. A messuage and half a virgate of land.
He died on Thursday the feast of St Frideswide last. John, aged 30 years and more, is his son and heir.
896
Writ, 30 October, 20 Richard II
GLOUCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Wynchecombe, Wednesday after St Martin, 20 Richard II.
John Rous and Christina his wife, who is still living, held for life the under-mentioned manor which John, son of the said John Rous, gave them by his charter by the name of all the lands etc. that he had in … and Gretton by gift of the said John Rous.
They also held for life the under-mentioned messuage etc., which John Trewman, rector of the church of Lench, and Robert Brugge, chaplain, gave them by their charter.
They also held for life the under-mentioned rent in Pebbeworth, which John, son of John Rous gave them and which he had by feoffment of the said John Rous of Raggeleye.
Stanleye Pountelarge. The manor, held of the heirs of Richard Talbot by service of 12d. yearly.
Weston Mandit. A messuage, a carucate of land and 10 marks yearly rent, held of William Grevell by fealty.
Pebbeworth. 100s. rent, held of Robert Corbet by service of a rose at Midsummer.
Date of death and heir as above.
897
Writ, 30 October, 20 Richard II
WARWICK. Inq. (indented) taken at Alyncestre, Tuesday after St Martin 20 Richard II.
He held in his demesne as of fee the under-mentioned messuages in Lutel Dersyngton, Budeford and Clyve.
He held for life, jointly with Christina his wife, who is still living, the under-mentioned rent in Alyncestre etc., which they had by gift of John Trewman, rector of the church of Lench, and Robert Brugge, chaplain, by a certain indenture.
He held for life, jointly with the said Christina, the under-mentioned messuages etc. in Graffton and Hiberworth by gift of John, son of the said John Rous, who had them by gift of the said John Rous, at a rent of a rose yearly.
Lutel Dersyngton. 8 messuages, a dovecot, 2 carucates of land and 6a. meadow, held of the king in chief by service of 2s. yearly.
Budeford and Clyve. A messuage, 3 cottages, and a virgate of land, held of Hugh Burnell, knight, as of his manor of Budeford by service of 1d. yearly.
Alyncestre, Overesley and Kynwarton. 14l. yearly rent, held of William Beauchamp, knight, and John Botreux by service of 2d. yearly.
Graffton. A messuage and 2 virgates of land, held of the abbot of Westminster by service of 8d. yearly.
Hiberworth. A messuage, 30a. land and a parcel of meadow, held of William Beauchamp, knight, by service of 10d. yearly.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Ric. II File 95 (10)
E. Inq. P.M. File 68 (4)
898 JOHN SON OF JOHN ROUS of Raggeley
Writ, 3 November, 20 Richard II
WORCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Worcester, Wednesday after St Martin, 20 Richard II.
He held no lands in the county.
He died on Monday after St Frideswide last. Robert Rous, aged 25 years and more, is his brother and heir.
899
Writ, 3 November, 20 Richard II
GLOUCESTER. Inq. (indented) taken at Wynchecombe, Wednesday after St Martin, 20 Richard II.
He held no lands in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
900
Writ, 3 November, 20 Richard II
WARWICK. Inq. (indented) taken at Alyncestre, Thursday after St Martin, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned lands etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Lutel Dersyngton. 8 messuages, a dovecot, 2 carucates of land and 6a. meadow, held of the king in chief by service of 2s. yearly.
Budeford and Clyve. A messuage, 3 cottages and a virgate of land, held of Hugh Burnell, knight, as of his manor of Budeford by service of 1d. yearly.
Graffton and Hiberworth. A rent of a rose from Christina his mother for lands held by her for life.
Date of death and heir as above.
C. Ric. II File 95 (11)
E. Inq. P.M. File 68 (5) (Warwick)
901 THOMAS REYNER, an outlaw
Writ of devenerunt, 12 February, 20 Richard II
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Rothewell, Thursday after the Translation of St Thomas the Martyr, 21 Richard II.

The under-mentioned messuage came to the hands of Edward III by the outlawry of the said Thomas at the said king’s suit for the death of John Staverton.
Rothewell. A messuage, held of the earl of Stafford in burgage by service of suit to his court of Rothewell twice yearly.
He died on the feast of St Augustine, 15 Richard II. Juliana, aged 28 years and more, is his daughter and heir in fee tail.
C. Ric. II File 95 (12)
902 JOHN SMYTH of Bradewell
Writ, 21 July, 20 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. taken at Bradwell, Sunday the feast of SS Simon and Jude, 21 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned lands and rent in his demesne as of fee.
Bradewell. A third part of a toft, 21a. land, a third part of 40a. salt marsh and 3s. 4d. rent, held of the king as of the honor of Haule by service of a third part of a fourth part of a knight’s fee and suit to the court of the honor every month.
He died on Friday before St Margaret, 20 Richard II. Edmund Smyth, aged 30 years and more, is his son and heir.
The said Edmund and Joan his mother, late wife of the said John Smyth, have taken the issues of the premises since the said John’s death.
C. Ric. II File 95 (13)
903 MARY WIFE OF JOHN LE STRANGE of Blakemere
Writ, 1 September, 20 Richard II
WILTS. Inq. taken at High Swyndon, Saturday after St Matthew, 20 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned moieties in dower after the death of her husband, the reversion belonging to the right heirs of the said John le Strange.
Ashton. A moiety of the manor, with a moiety of the advowson of the church of Codeford, held of lord Mautravers by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
She died on Tuesday, the Decollation of St John the Baptist last. Ankaretta late the wife of Richard Talbot, knight, aged 34 years and more, is daughter and heir of the said John and Mary.
904
Writ, 1 September, 20 Richard II
SALOP. Inq. taken at Wenlok, Tuesday after the Nativity of St Mary, 20 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned manors and hay for life, jointly with her late husband, to them and the heirs male of the body of the said John, with remainder to his right heirs, by the gift of William de Bikerton, parson of the church of Culmynton, and Richard, vicar of the church of Dudleburi.
She held the under-mentioned chase in dower, the reversion belonging to the right heirs of the said John, late her husband.
Corfham. The manor (extent given).
Sutton Madok. The manor, held of the king by the service of 4s. yearly at the Exchequer.
Ernestre. The hay.
Clive. The chase.
The manor of Corfham and the hay and chase are held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee.
Date of death and heir, aged 30 years and more, as above. John Lestrange died without heir male of his body.
C. Ric. II File 95 (14)
E. Inq. P.M. File 67 (8) (Salop)
905 JOAN SOLERS
Writ, 20 October, 20 Richard II
GLOUCESTER. Inq. taken at Campeden, Friday before the Circumcision, 20 Richard II.
She held the under-mentioned lands in her demesne as of fee.
Weston Underegge. A fourth part of 2 1/2 virgates of land and of 7a. meadow, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
She died on Sunday after St John the Baptist last. William Solers, brother of John, father of the said Joan, aged 40 years and more, is her heir.
C. Ric. II File 95 (15)
906 JOHN DE SUTTON, knight
Writ, 21 March, 20 Richard II
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Wardon, 12 April, 20 Richard II.
Long before his death he gave the under-mentioned manor and advowson to John Rocheford, John Tank, John Hynkele, chaplain, and John Nevyll.
Aston and Appeltre. The manor, with the advowson of the church of Aston, held of Thomas duke of Gloucester by knight’s service.
He died on 10 March last. John, aged 17 years and more, is his son and heir.
C. Ric. II File 95 (16)
E. Inq. P.M. File 67 (2)
907 RICHARD TALBOT, knight
Writ, 13 September, 20 Richard II
ESSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Chelmersford, Monday before St Matthias, 20 Richard II.
Richard Talbot, knight, alias Richard lord de Talbot was seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned manors.
Great Braxstede and Hassyngbrook. The manors, tenure unknown.
Walbery or Waldebury. The manor, held of Joan countess of Hereford, service unknown.
He died on 7 September last. Gilbert, aged 13 years and more, is his son and heir.
908
Writ, 13 September, 20 Richard II
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Shefford, 26 April, 20 Richard II.
He held no lands in the county.
He died on 9 September last. Heir as above.
909
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Bukyngham, 24 April, 20 Richard II.
He was seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned rent.
Mulsho. 2s. rent from the manor, held of the king in chief by service of a fortieth part of a knight’s fee, as parcel of a fourth part of the earldom of Pembroke.
Date of death and heir as above.
910
Writ, 13 September, 20 Richard II
WILTS. Inq. taken at Swyndon, Monday after St Luke (Sancte Luce), 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned moiety as of the right of Ankaretta his wife.
Broughton. A moiety of the manor, held of Sir John Mautravers by knight’s service.
He died in London on the feast of the Nativity of St Mary, 20 Richard II. Heir not given.
911
Writ, 13 September, 20 Richard II
SALOP. Inq. taken at Lodelowe, 13 October, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors, lands etc. as of the right of Ankaretta his wife, who is still living.
Dodynton. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Wrocwardyn. The manor, held of the king in chief at fee-farm, paying 8l. yearly by the hands of the sheriff.
Yeye. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of Hugh Burnell by service of 1 lb. cummin yearly.
Hilton. A moiety of a carucate of land, held of Roger de Bykeley, services unknown.
Blakemere alias Whitechurche. The manor, held of the earl of Arundel, services unknown.
Leonayles. A fourth part of the town, held of John Straunge of Knokyn, services unknown.
He died on … September last. Heir as above.
912
STAFFORD. Inq. taken at Stafford, 11 October, 20 Richard II.
He held no lands in the county.
Date of death and heir as above (Bedford inquisition).
913
Writ, 13 September, 20 Richard II
OXFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Bampton, Friday after All Saints, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and hundred in his demense as of fee.
Bampton. The manor and hundred, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
He died on Friday, 8 September last. Heir as above, aged 12 years and more.
914
Writ, 13 September, 20 Richard II
GLOUCESTER AND THE MARCH OF WALES. Inq. (indented) taken at Gloucester, 11 October, 20 Richard II.
He was seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned lands in Honshom and parts of knights’ fees.
He held the under-mentioned manors of Longehope, Hunteleye and Leygh jointly with Ankaretta his wife, who is still living, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by the gift of Gilbert Talbot, knight, father of the said Richard.
He held similarly the under-mentioned manor of Lydeneye but enfeoffed thereof Gilbert Talbot his son and Juliana his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies.
He held the under-mentioned moiety of the manor of Beggeworth jointly with the said Ankaretta.
He was seised of the under-mentioned manor of Payneswyk but long before his death he enfeoffed thereof Hugh Malpas, clerk, John Sergeaunt of Monemouth, William Fauconer and Robert Owein, who are still living.
Similarly he enfeoffed Hugh [Malpas], clerk, William Fauconer and Robert Owein, who are still living, and John de Perton, now deceased, of the under-mentioned manors of Morton and Whaddon.
Honshom in the March of Wales. Land and tenements, parcel of the lordship of Goderichescastell, which lordship (except the said lands) is in the March of Wales adjacent to Herefordshire and which lordship (including the said lands) is held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee. The escheator in the county of Hereford has occupied the said lands because they cannot be separated from the rest of the lordship because of divers liberties, jurisdictions and regalities.
Longehope. The manor, held of John duke of Lancaster as of the honor of Monemouth by service of a knight’s fee.
Hunteleye. The manor, held of the said duke as above by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Leygh. The manor, held of the abbot of St Peter’s, Gloucester, services unknown.
Lydeneye. The manor, held of the earl of Warwick in socage, paying 4l. yearly.
Beggeworth. A moiety of the manor, held of the earl of Stafford by service of a knight’s fee.
Eggeworth. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Thomas Raleygh.
Daglyngworth. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Anselm de Gyse.
Wolvesthrop. An eighth part of a knight’s fee, held by Giles Walssh.
Payneswyk. The manor, held of the king in chief.
Morton and Whaddon. The manors, held of the earl of Derby in chief.
He died on … September last. Heir as above, aged 13 years and more.
915
Writ, 13 September, 20 Richard II
HEREFORD AND THE MARCH OF WALES. Inq. (indented) taken at Hereford, 7 October, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Eccleswall jointly with Ankaretta his wife, who is still living, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by the gift of Gilbert Talbot, knight, father of the said Richard, without the king’s licence.
He held the other under-mentioned manors, knights’ fees, etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Goderichescastell. The castle, with the lands called Goderichescastellond, together with lands in Honsom in the March of Wales adjacent to Gloucestershire, all forming a lordship of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee and now occupied by the escheator.
Irchenefeld. The land and hundred and the manor of Wormelowe, held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee.
Penyord. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of a fiftieth part of a knight’s fee.
Wylton. Lands and tenements, held of the king in chief by service of a hundredth part of a knight’s fee.
Eccleswall. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee.
Kylpek. The castle and manor in the hundred of Irchenefeld, held of the said Richard by James le Boteler, earl of Ormund, by service of a knight’s fee.
Chilchestre in the March of Wales. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by the heir of John Bluet.
Lurtport by Fromey. A third part of a knight’s fee, held by the heir of Henry de Monemuth.
He died on 9 September last. Heir as last above.
916
Writ de feodis, 14 November, 20 Richard II
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Schefford, 26 April, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned knights’ fees.
Edworthe. The moiety of a knight’s fee, held by John Gryvell of Campedene.
Everton. Two-thirds of a knight’s fee, held by Hugh Spencer and Sybil his wife as of Sybil’s right, and a third part of a fee, held by the prior of St Neots.
Arlychesey. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by Reynold Braibrook, knight, the younger, and Joan his wife as of Joan’s right.
All the above are held of the king in chief.
917
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Bukyngham, 24 April, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned knights’ fees.
Whitchurche, Great Lynford, Kymbell, Bechampton, Lyllyngston Dairell, Addyngrave, Lekamstede, Longeport and Burton. 5 1/2 knights’ fees, held by Aubrey le Veer, earl of Oxford.
Wolston. A moeity of a knight’s fee, held by John Broughton.
Bourton. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by John Clynton, knight.
Chilton and Esyngton. A knight’s fee, held by the heir of John son of Peter.
Wotton. A moiety of a knight’s fee, held by the heir of Richard Greneville.
Mulsho. A knight’s fee, held by Adam Bamme.
Walton. A knight’s fee, held by the heir of John de Braynefford.
Bradwell. A knight’s fee, held by Thomas de Ailesbury, knight.
Fallay. A knight’s fee, held by Thomas de Sakeville, knight.
Achecote. A fourth part of a knight’s fee, held by Thomas Egefeld.
All the above are held of the king in chief.
918
Writ to assign dower to Ankaretta wife of Richard Talbot, knight, deceased. 3 December, 20 Richard II.
OXFORD. Assignment of dower, made at Bampton, 10 January, 20 Richard II, in the presence of William Fauconer and Robert Castell, attorneys of Gilbert, son and heir of the said Richard.
Bampton. The west gate in the site of the manor with chambers annexed, a moiety of a house called Longestable, a close with le West Gardeyn and part of le Estgardeyn, a third part of the profits of the mill and dovecot, 103a. land in Estfeld, Brokhurst, Middelfeld, Westfeld, Lynton, Hoggesacres (in the field by le Combe), Thornylese, Sharpgoron, Proukerelond and Quyhay, 35a. meadow in Honyham, Brodham and Derdesham, rents from the prior of St John of Jerusalem in England, Thomas More (for Haddon) and Richard Gonete (including a rent from a mill called Damalismull), rents in Welde from Thomas North, John Tayllour, William Wylymot and John Massebury, rents in Bampton from William Wayte, Robert Dyer and John Stevenes, rents in Lewe from Walter Costard and Robert Derby (including lands called Hertes and Toldynges), a third part of the profits of the fishery in the pond by le Westgardeyn and a third part of perquisites of courts, hundreds, hidage, wardepenys, toll and tethyngselver.
919
Writ to assign dower to the said Ankaretta in the presence of Thomas earl marshal and Nottingham and Thomas Walwayn, to whom the custody of Richard Talbot’s lands is committed by letters patent. 21 May, 20 Richard II.
HEREFORD. Assignment of dower [missing].
C. Ric. II File 95 (17)
E. Inq. P.M. File 67 (7) (Salop)
E. Enrolments etc. of Inq. No. 313 (Hereford)
E. Enrolments etc. of Inq. No. 319 (Oxford)
E. Enrolments etc. of Inq. No. 321 (Bedford, Buckingham)
E. Enrolments etc. of Inq. No. 324 (Gloucester)
920 RICHARD THURGRYM
Writ, 4 December, 20 Richard II
WORCESTER. Inq. taken at Worcester, Saturday before Christmas, 20 Richard II.
He held no lands in the county.
He died on Tuesday before Michaelmas last. Thomas, aged 14 years and more, is his son and heir.
C. Ric. II File 95 (18)
921 JOHN WROTH
Writ, 7 September, 20 Richard II
HANTS. Inq. (indented) taken at Lyndhurst, 14 September, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor in his demesne as of fee.
Brokle in the New Forest. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of 30s. 6d. yearly to the manor of Lyndhurst and suit of court to the same manor every three weeks.
He died on 31 July last. John Wroth, knight, aged 28 years and more, is his son and heir.
922
Writ, 7 September, 20 Richard II
WILTS. Inq. (indented) taken at Dounton, 15 September, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor, lands etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Wodefold in Dounton hundred. A messuage and a hide of land, held of the bishop of Winchester by service of 16s. yearly to the manor of Dounton and suit of court to the hundred every three weeks, also by service of keeping the bishop’s wood at Dounton, for which he has an allowance of 4s. yearly.
Wodefold. Parcel of a virgate of land, held of the same bishop by service of 5s. yearly to the said manor, and a messuage and 22a. [land] (fn. 1) and 1a. meadow, held of the same bishop by service of 3s. yearly.
Fyfhyde by Enford. A capital tenement, held of the said bishop by service of 1d. yearly, and 4 virgates of land, held of the prior of St Swithun’s, Winchester, by service of 30s. yearly and suit to the court of Enford and hundred of Ellestubbe every three weeks.
Poukshupene. The manor, held of the abbess of Shaftesbury by service of 1d. yearly.
Date of death and heir as above.
923
Writ, 7 September, 20 Richard II
MIDDLESEX. Inq. taken at Enfeld, Monday before St Matthew, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuage, lands and rent in his demesne as of fee.
Enfeld. A messuage, 32a. land, 2a. meadow and 66s. 11d. rent, held of the king in chief by knight’s service, to wit, homage and fealty and the eighth part of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Enfeld. 1a. meadow, held of the countess of Hereford by service of 16d. yearly.
Edelmeton. A grove, held of Adam Fraunceys, service unknown.
He died on 31 August in the year aforesaid. Heir as above, aged 30 years and more.
C. Ric. II File 95 (19)
924 ROBERT DE WILUGHBY, knight
Writ, 15 August, 20 Richard II
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Chesham, 7 September, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor and views of frankpledge for life by the law of England after the death of Elizabeth Latimer, late his wife.
Isnampstede Latimer. The manor, held of the king as of the honor of Wallyngford, services unknown.
Great Craule and Broughton. Views of frankpledge held in each once a year, held of the king in chief, services unknown.
He died on 9 August last. John Latimer, aged 15 years and more, is son and heir of the said Elizabeth.
925
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Bedeford, 9 September, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors, lands etc. as above.
Dilewik. The manor with the park, held of the king in chief as of the barony of Bedford. Gilbert Drye, parker there, has 4l. for life for his fee by deed of the said Elizabeth made in her widowhood.
Wotton and Ronhale, with appurtenances in the wood of Kerdyngton, held of the king in chief as of the barony of Bedford.
Potton. Lands and tenements called Bordeletesfe, held of the earl of Pembroke as of the honor of Huntingdon.
Stratton. The manor, demised at fee-farm to Richard Endirby by deed of the said Elizabeth in her widowhood, held of the earl of Pembroke as above.
Bedeford. Pleas and perquisites of a court held there every three weeks.
Bromham. 26s. 8d. yearly rent from divers tenants.
Date of death and heir as above.
926
Writ of plura, 3 March, 20 Richard II
BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Bedford, 12 March, 20 Richard II.
He held no other lands of the right of Elizabeth his wife except 20 knights’ fees in the hands of divers tenants. The said Robert and Elizabeth gave the manor of Stratton to Richard Endyrby and Alice his wife for their lives at a rent of 10l. yearly and afterwards by their charter, dated 29 August, 16 Richard II, they gave the rent and the reversion of the manor to Robert bishop of London, Gerard Braybrok the elder and Baldwin Pygot, knights. Richard and Alice attorned to them and so the said Robert de Wylughby did not hold the manor at the time of his death. The manor is held of the earl of Pembroke as of the honor of Huntingdon by suit of court every three weeks.
927
Writ, 15 August, 20 Richard II
LONDON. Inq. 26 September, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned messuage, garden and shops jointly with Ives la Souche, Henry parson of the church of Welughby, William Michel of Fryskenay and Albin de Enderby, who are still living, by gift of Roger de Boys knight, John de Pishall, clerk, Elian de Byntre, Robert de Asshefeld and Henry Sergeant.
St Giles without Crepulgate. A messuage called la Baascourt with a garden and 14 shops, held of the king in free burgage as is the whole city of London.
Date of death as above. William de Wilughby, knight, aged 30 years and more, is his son and heir.
928
Writ, 15 August, 20 Richard II
LEICESTER. Inq. taken at Melton Moubray, Monday before Michaelmas, 20 Richard II.
He held no lands in the county.
Date of death and heir not given.
929
Writ, 15 August, 20 Richard II
NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Lodne, Wednesday the eve of St Matthew, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor in his demesne as of fee.
He held the under-mentioned manor in his demesne as of fee.
Chategrave. The manor, held of Walter lord Fitz Wauter by knight’s service and the same Walter holds it of the king by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir, aged 24 years and more, as above (London inquisition).
930
Writ, 15 August, 20 Richard II
SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Wodebregge, Wednesday the eve of St Matthew, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned third part in his demesne as of fee.
Bradefeld. A third part of the manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir as last above.
931
Writ, 15 August, 20 Richard II
YORK. Inq. taken at Whighton, [Thursday] the feast of St Matthew, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors for life by the law of England as of the inheritance of Elizabeth Latymer, deceased, late his wife.
Danby and Lyverton. The manors, held of the king by knight’s service.
Synington. The manor, held of Thomas earl marshal and Nottingham by knight’s service as of his manor of Thersk.
Thorneton. The manor, held of the king by knight’s service.
Date of death and heir, aged 28 years and more, as above (London inquisition). John Latymer, aged 15 years and more, is son and heir of the said Elizabeth.
932
Writ, 15 August, 20 Richard II
HERTFORD. Inq. (indented) taken at Trynge, Thursday the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned lands and rent for life by the law of England after the death of Elizabeth, late his wife, daughter and heir of William de Latymer, knight.
Flaundene. 40a. land, 6a. wood and 4s. yearly rent, held of the king as of the honor of Wallyngford, service unknown.
Date of death as above. John, aged 15 years on 10 June last, is son and heir of the said Elizabeth, and William Willughby, aged 28 years and more, is son and heir of the said Robert.
933
Writ, 15 August, 20 Richard II
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. taken at Cambridge, Saturday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor in his demesne as of fee.
Hokyngton. The manor, held as parcel of the manor of Lilleford, Northants, of the honor of Huntingdon, service unknown.
Date of death as above, William de Wilughby, knight, aged 24 years and more, is his son and heir.
934
Writ, 15 August, 20 Richard II
MIDDLESEX. Inq. taken at Charterhous, Saturday the morrow of Michaelmas, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned garden jointly with Ives la Souche, Henry parson of the church of Wylughby, William Michell of Fryskeney and Albin de Enderby, who are still living.
St Giles without Crepilgate. A garden, held of Reynold Braybrok, clerk, prebendary of Vynesbury, as of his prebend, service unknown.
He died on the eve of St Lawrence last. Heir, aged 26 years and more, as last above.
935
Writ, 15 August, 20 Richard II
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Thrapston, 5 September, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manor of Lylleford in his demesne as of fee.
He held the other under-mentioned manors, hundred and advowson for life by the law of England after the death of Elizabeth, late his wife, daughter and heir of William de Latymer, knight.
Lylleford. The manor, held of the honor of Huntyngdon, service unknown.
Corby. The manor, with appurtenances in Carleton, and the hundred of Corby, held of the king by the service of rendering 10l. yearly to the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff.
Boseyate. The manor, held of the honor of Huntyngdon, service unknown.
Burton by Thyngden. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the heirs of William le Latymer, knight, by service of 1 oz. silk.
He died on 9 August last. William de Wilughby, knight, aged 24 years and more, is his son and heir. John, aged 15 years on 10 June last, is son and heir of the said Elizabeth.
936
Writ, 15 August, 20 Richard II
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Parteney, Wednesday before the Nativity of St Mary, 20 Richard II.
He held the under-mentioned manors for life by the law of England of the right of Elizabeth Latimer, deceased, daughter and heir of William Latimer, late his wife.
He died seised of the other under-mentioned lands etc. in his demesne as of fee.
Malthorp. 52 1/2a. land.
Hoggesthorp. 2 places of pasture called les Meeles and 26s. 8d. rent.
The above are held of the king in chief by service of a fourteenth part of a knight’s fee.
Cokeryngton. A messuage with a croft and 3 bovates of land, held of the king in chief by service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee.
Skirbek. A messuage and a profit called lastage (details given), held of the king in chief by service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee.
Helpryngham. The manor, held of Sir John de Bello Monte, Henry earl of Northumberland, Thomas lord Bardolf and Sir William de Wilughby (son of Robert), by knight’s service.
Skredington. Walter Pylet holds the manor for life and one year longer by deed of Sir John de Nevill, lord of Raby, paying to him and Elizabeth, his wife, mother of John Latimer, 8l. yearly. After the death of the said John de Nevill, Elizabeth was seised of the said rent while she was sole and afterwards Robert de Wilughby, lord of Eresby, married the said Elizabeth and was seised of the said rent and died so seised by the law of England. The manor is held of William Disney by knight’s service.
Date of death and heirs as last above.
C. Ric. II File 95 (20)
E. Inq. P.M. File 66 (1) (Buckingham, Hertford, Lincoln, Suffolk, Northampton)
E. Enrolments etc. of Inq. No. 317 (Norfolk)
E. Enrolments etc. of Inq. No. 318 (Leicester)
E. Enrolments etc. of Inq. No. 320 (Bedford, Buckingham)
E. Enrolments etc. of Inq. No. 322 (York)

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