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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 510-566

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Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 18, Henry IV. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1987.

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 510-566

510 THOMAS DE BELLO CAMPO, EARL OF WARWICK
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
SURREY. Inquisition. Shere. 24 Jan. 1403.
No fees but only the advowson of Cranleigh, extended at 20 marks, which was taken into the king’s hands owing to the death of the earl.
511
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Walsall. 15 Jan. 1403.
Taken into the king’s hands owing to his death was half a fee in Chillington, held by the heir of John Gyffard, annual value 20 marks.
No advowsons or other fees were so taken because all belonged to the manor of Drayton Bassett, of which he and his wife Margaret, who still lives, were jointly seised, by the grant of Thomas Aldebury, clerk, by a fine of 1400 [CP 25(1) 290/59, no. 8].
512
Writ, for fees, 12 Jan. 1403.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester. 28 Jan.
Taken into the king’s hands was 1 knight’s fee in Upper Melcombe and Nether Melcombe, held by the heirs of Ralph Basset and John Serne, annual value £40. There were no advowsons.
513
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford. 20 Feb.
No fees were taken but the advowson of North Fambridge, which extends at 100s.
514
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. St. Albans. 3 March 1403.
He held no fees, but the advowsons of Flamstead, extending at £20, and a free chapel in the manor there, 40s.
515
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester. 27 July 1403.
The following fees were taken into the king’s hands, extending at the amounts shown:
Crowle, 1 fee held by the preceptor of St. Wolstan’s, Worcester, and John Froxmere, 100s.
Eckington, 1/3 fee held by Henry Greyndour, 33s.4d.
Fairfield, 1 fee held by the heir of Thomas Botiller of Sudeley, knight, £20.
Little Kyre, 1/2 fee held by Roger [le Mortymer], 40s.
Redmarley Oliver, 1 fee held by Hugh Cheyne, knight and John Meysy, 66s.8d.
Waresley, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Robert de Clare, 40s.
Barrow, 1/2 fee held by the heir of William de Berewe, 20s.
Norchard. 1/4 fee held by John Blount, 13s.4d.
Woodmanton by Grafton, part fee held by the heir of Robert de More, …
Eastham, 1 fee held by William Lyngorn, clerk, and others, £20.
Shelsley Beauchamp, 1 fee held by William Wysham, knight, £10.
And the following advowsons:
Little Comberton, 6 marks.
Great Comberton, 20 marks.
Shrawley, …
Elmley Lovett, £10.
Abberley, 100s.
Hadzor, 10 marks.
Witton St. Mary, 5 marks.
Upton Warren, 10 marks.
St. Peter by Worcester castle, free chapel, 15s.
Droitwich, chantry, £11 13s.4d.
He also held jointly with his wife [by the grant] of Henry de [Ardern], knight, Richard de Peryngton and John Harewode, clerks, William Cokesey and William Spernore, esquires, and Roger Tangely and Richard Bromley, clerks, … to them and the heirs of their bodies …
516
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham. 3 Oct.
The following were taken into the king’s hands:
Wing, 1 fee held by the abbot of Thorney, £10.
Ridlington, 1 fee held by John Holand, knight, £10.
Glaston, 1 fee held by the heir of Robert de Haryngton, knight, 20 marks.
Lyndon, 1/2 fee held by the heir of John Davys, knight, 10 marks.
Martinsthorpe, 1/2 fee held by John Seyton, 100s.
Barrow and Wenton, 1 fee held by Robert Sherard in right of his wife, and by the prioress and nuns of Stamford, £10.
Manton, 1/5 fee held by John Lylford, 10 marks.
Cottesmore, 1 fee held by John Daprichecourt, knight, £12.
Pilton, 1/4 fee held by John Uffynton, 100s.
North Luffenham, 1/40 fee held by the heir of John Basset, 2s.
Barrowden, 1/40 fee held by the heir of Robert Nevyle, 2s.
And the following advowsons:
Cottesmore, £20.
Barrowden, 20 marks.
South Luffenham, £10.
Preston, 100s.
517
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Banbury. 28 Nov.
The following were taken into the king’s hands:
Drayton, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Richard de Ardern, £10.
Sibford, 1 fee held by the heir of Thomas de Brocton and Robert [sic, no surname], £15.
Chadlington, 1 fee held by the heirs of Richard de Boyvill and Nicholas de Aston, £20.
518
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury. 1 Nov.
In Hanslope the following were taken into the king’s hands:
1/2 fee held by John Bosno, £10.
1 fee held by William Brampton in right of his wife, 20 marks.
1/4 fee held by Thomas Knyght, clerk, 40s.
1/4 fee held by the heir of Robert Mancell, 40s.
1/4 fee held by the heir of Richard Newenham, clerk, 26s.8d.
1/40 fee held by the heir of John Fraunceys, 5s.
1/40 fee held by the heir of Richard Hoese, 5s.
1/8 fee held by Walter Dastyn, 20s.
And the following advowsons:
Hanslope, 70 marks.
Quarrendon, a chantry in the church, 60s.
Hanslope, a chantry, 40s.
Castlethorpe, a chantry, 40s.
519
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Remenham. 6 Nov.
The following were taken into the king’s hands:
Aston Upthorpe and Winterbourne, 1 fee held by the heirs of Gilbert son of John de Ellesfeld, £20.
Compton Beauchamp, 1/2 fee held by the heirs of Peter de Eketon, £10.
Swallowfield and Shinfield, 1/2 fee held by the heir of John de Sancto Johanne of Langham, £20.
Beech Hill and Garston, 1/10 fee held by the heirs of John Blount, 40s.
Ashampstead and Basildon, 1 fee held by the heir of Ralph de Knyveton, £20.
Remenham, 1 fee held by the heir of Peter de Monte Forti, £10.
Also the advowson of Compton Beauchamp, 10 marks.
520
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Brackley. 12 Oct.
The following were taken into the king’s hands:
Norton by Daventry, 1 1/2 fees held by the heir of Geoffrey de Cornewayle and the heir of John Golafre, £20.
Muscott, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Philip Gerveys, 60s.
Strixton, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Richard Preiers, 10 marks.
Yardley Gobion, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Henry Gobyon, 20s.
Easton Maudit, 1 fee held by the heir of Lawrence Trussell, 100s.
Ashton, 1/4 fee held by the heir of John Hardershull, £10.
Southwick and Perio, 1 fee held by the heir of Peter de Monte Forti, 20 marks.
521
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge. 4 Nov.
The following were taken into the king’s hands:
Brinkley, 1/2 fee held by the heirs of John Mouhon and Andrew Mouhon, 60s.
Whittlesford, 1/4 fee held by Edmund de Thorp, knight, in right of his wife, 40 marks.
And the following advowsons:
Kirtling, 20 marks.
Brinkley, 10 marks.
522
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Newent. 1 Dec.
The following were taken into the king’s hands:
Weston, 1/2 fee held by William Reymund, £10.
Sezincote, 1/2 fee held by the abbot of Bruern, 60s.
Dorsington, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Henry de Preyers, £10.
Dry Marston, 1/2 fee held by the prior of Little Malvern, 100s.
Poulton, 1 fee held by William Beaumont, £20.
Purton on Severn, 1/4 fee held by the heirs of John ap Adam, 100s.
Compton Greenfield, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Maurice de Berkeley, £10.
Over, 1 fee held by John de Berkeley, knight, £10.
Westcote by Stow on the Wold, 1/2 fee held by Giles Mallory, knight, £10.
Bromsberrow, 1 fee held by Hugh Waterton, knight, £10.
Also the advowson of Notgrove, 100s.
523
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford. 9 Dec.
The following were taken into the king’s hands:
Stoke Edith and Upper Sapey, 1 fee held by the heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, £15.
Westhide, 1 fee held by John son of Walter Helion, 100s.; and 1/2 fee held by the heirs of John le Brut, Thomas Rauley and the abbot of Gloucester, £10.
Chadnor, 1 fee held by the heir of Thomas de Chabbenore, 20s.
Winforton, 1 fee held by the heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, uncle of Roger de Mortuo Mari, junior, knight, 100s.
Eyton, 1 fee held by the heir of John de Penbrugge, 40s.
524
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Andover. 16 Sept.
The following were taken into the king’s hands:
‘Wynkeleye’, 1/2 fee held by the heirs of Sir Edward Kendale, £10.
Shalden, 1 fee held by the heir of Sir John de Hampton, £20.
525
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. … 18 Sept.
The following were taken into the king’s hands:
Lydiard, 1 fee held by William de Bray, knight, £20.
Combe, 1/5 fee held by the heir of John Tony, 40s.
Tidcombe, 1/10 fee held by the heir of Peter Oliver, 20s.
Woodborough, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Adam de la Ryvere, 10 marks.
Costow, 1 fee held by the abbot of Stanley, £20.
Britford, 1 fee held by the heir of Thomas de Seint Omer, £20.
And the advowsons of the free chapel of Cherhill, 40s., and of Woodborough, 10 marks.
526
Writ, for fees, 1 Nov. 1402.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Angmering. 12 Jan. 1403.
The following was taken into the king’s hands:
Rumboldswyke, 1 fee which the heirs of John de Foxle, and Walter de Wik held, £10.
527
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Warwick. 4 Nov.
The following were taken into the king’s hands:
Farnborough, 1 fee held by Thomas de Raleigh, £20.
Seckington and Wilnecote, 1 fee held by Thomas Burdet, £20.
Dosthill, 1/2 fee held by John Burdet, knight, £10.
Baddesley, 1 fee held by the heir of John Harecourt, £10.
Mancetter, 1/2 fee held by William de Bello Campo, knight, £10.
Amington, 1 fee held by William de Clyndon, knight, £20.
Curdworth, 1/2 fee held by Helen de Ardern, 100s.
Moxhull, 1/2 fee held by Helen de Ardern, 100s.
Wiggins Hill, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Ralph Wylyngton, 40s.
Whitacre, 1/4 fee held by the heir of John Pecche, 60s.
Elmdon, 1/2 fee held by the same, 100s.
Waver Marston, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Hugh de Hereberd, 60s.
Whittington, 1 fee held by William lord of Atterley, £20.
Great Packington, 1 fee held by the prior of Kenilworth, 100s.
Sheldon, 1/2 fee held by Richard Arundel, knight, £15.
Corley, 1/2 fee held by William de Bello Campo, knight, £10.
Baxterley, 1/6 fee held by the heir of John de Harecourt, 60s.
Longdon, 1/20 fee held by the abbot of Westminster, 40s.
Chelmscote, 1/2 fee held by Thomas Holand, £10.
Shotteswell, 1 1/4 fees held by Baldwin Bereford, knight, and John Beauchamp of Holt, knight, £20.
Ratley and Upton, 1 fee, 1/10 fee and 1/4 fee held by John Maynwarying, the heir of Hugh de Upton and John de Upton, £13.
Brailes, 1/6 and 1/4 fee held by the heir of John Segrave and the heir of John Mountfort, 70s.
Barton, 1/4 fee held by William Ranes and John de Clynton, 40s.
Compton Wyniates, 1/2 fee held by Edmund Compton, £10.
Charlecote, 1/2 fee held by the heir of John de Mountfort, 100s.
Fenny Compton, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Thomas de Ardern, 100s.
Bedsworth, 1/4 fee held by Thomas Archer, 40s.
Monkspath, 1 fee held by William Mountfort, £10.
Wormleighton, 1 fee held by the heir of John Harecourt, £20.
Pillerton Hersey, 1 fee held by John de Thornebery, knight, £20.
Walton Deyville, 1 fee held by Mabel [recte Maud] widow of John Lestraunge, knight, £20.
Walton Mauduit, 1/20 fee held by the same Mabel [recte Maud], 10s.
Winterton, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Lord le Despenser, 100s.
Whitchurch, 1 fee held by the heir of Peter de Monte Forti, £20.
Wellesbourne, 1 fee held by the same, £20.
Weston and Barcheston, 1/2 fee held by William de Bello Campo, knight, and Edward Benstede, knight, and Joan his wife in right of Joan, £10.
Mollington, 1/2 fee held by the prior of Kenilworth, £10.
Halford, 1/4 fee held by the heir of John Fosse, £10.
Cherington, 3/4 fee held by Thomas Lucy, £10.
Compton Verney, 1 fee held by Richard Northlond, knight, in right of his wife, £20.
Willoughby, 1/2 and 1/5 fee held by the master of the hospital of St. John of Oxford, and the heir of Thomas de Ardern, £10.
Napton on the Hill, 1/5 fee held by the heir of Ralph Basset of Sapcote, 40s.
Grandborough, 1/10 fee held by the heir of Robert son of Adam de Napton, 20s.
Shuckburgh, 2 parts and 1/3 fee held by John Catesby and the prioress of Wroxall, £10.
Harborough, 1 fee held by William Hathewyk, £20.
Birdingbury, 1/2 fee held by John Olney of Weston, £10.
Marton, 1/2 fee held by William de Bello Campo, knight, £15.
Hill Wootton, 1 fee held by William de Clynton, knight, £20.
Shiten Hodnell, 1/6 fee held by the abbot of Combe, 40s.
Hodnell Gurmunt, 1/5 fee held by John Harryes, 40s.
Hodnell Bruiz, 1/3 fee held by the prioress of Nuneaton, 60s.
Rugby, 1/2 fee held by Edmund earl of Stafford, £10.
Binley, 1/20 fee held by the abbot of Combe, 20s.
Astley and Milverton, 1 fee held by the heir of Nicholas de Asteley, £20.
Marston, 1 fee held by the same, £10.
Hunningham, 1/4 fee held by Edward Metteley in right of his wife, 100s.
Radbourne, 1/10 fee held by John Catesby, 20s.
Walcot, 1/5 fee held by the dean and chapter of St. Mary’s, Warwick, 40s.
Frankton and Kenilworth, 1/2 fee held by Thomas de Molyngton, £15.
Baginton, 1/2 fee held by William Bagot, knight, £10.
Holme, 1/6 fee held by the abbot of Rocester, 20s.
Bedworth and Willey, 1 fee held by William de Beauchamp, £15.
Little Lawford, 1/5 fee held by the abbot of Combe, the abbot of Pipewell and the heir of Geoffrey Crofte, £10.
Barnacle and Shilton, 1/2 fee held by John Beauchamp of Holt, knight, and Roger Grisley in right of his wife, £10.
Ladbroke, 1 fee and 1/4 fee held by John Catesby and the master of the hospital of St. John of Oxford, £15.
Woodcote, 1/6 fee held by Thomas Hubaud, 40s.
Coundon, 1/16 fee held by William de Bello Campo, knight, 10s.
Radford and Fulready, 1/2 fee held by the prior of Kenilworth, £10.
Brandon, 1/2 fee held by Richard de Arundell, knight, £10.
Thurlaston, 1 fee held by the heir of Thomas duke of Norfolk, £20.
Draycote and Bourton on Dunsmore, 1 fee held by Guy bishop of St. Davids and others, £20.
Lillington, 1 fee held by the prior of Kenilworth, £20.
Ashow and Caldecote, 1/2 fee held by the prior of Kenilworth and William Allesley, £10.
Cawston, 1/2 fee held by the abbot of Pipewell, £10.
Avon Dassett and Hunscote, 1 fee and 1/2 fee held by the heir of John Pecche and by Thomas de Erdyngton, £30.
Exhall, 1/4 fee held by William Corbyson of Kenilworth, 40s.
Upton, 1 fee held by Thomas de Molyngton in right of his wife, £20.
Billesley, 1 fee held by the same, £10.
Coughton, 1/2 fee held by Guy Spyney, 100s.
Spernall, 1 fee held by the heir of Nicholas Durnashale, £10.
Alcester, 1/2 fee held by William de Bello Campo of Powick, knight, 100s.
Preston Bagot and Kington, 1 fee held by the master of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, £10.
Snitterfield, 1 fee held by William de Bello Campo, knight, £20.
Fulbrook, 1/3 fee held by William Vaux, Thomas Knyght, clerk, and others, 100s.
Hatton and Beausale, 1/16 fee held by the heir of Richard Abovebrook and Richard Ask, 20s.
Studley Hay and Studley Pandonger, 1/4 and 1/42 fee held by William de Beauchamp, knight, 105s.
Wilmcote, 1 fee held by John Lyle, £10.
Luddington, 1/4 fee held by John Wyard in right of his wife, 100s.
Loxley, 1 fee held by the prior of Kenilworth, £15.
Stretton on Fosse, 1/2 fee held by Margaret widow of Roger Hillary, £10.
And the following advowsons:
Warwick, deanery of the college of the Blessed Virgin Mary, held by Thomas Yonge, clerk, extending at £20 when it occurs; and five prebends there held by Robert Mile, William Brugge, Thomas Knyght, Robert Roule, and Richard Bromley, clerks, each extending at 100s.
Warwick, priory of St. Sepulchre, 10 marks.
Warwick, hospital of St. John, 100s.
Warwick, hospital of St. Michael, 40s.
Lighthorne church, 20 marks.
Berkswell church, £20.
Sutton Coldfield, 20 marks.
Wedgnock, free chapel called Cuckow church, 40s.
C 137/28, no. 58
C 47/9, no. 40
528 HUGH HASTYNGES, KNIGHT
Writ 25 June 1401.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Barton Stacey. 10 Aug.
He held in his demesne as of fee in chief of Edward III by knight service 2 a. in Sutton Scotney lying in the open field called ‘Hentechele’ between the lands of William White on both sides, annual value 11d.
He died on 29 July 1347. Edward Hastynges, knight, is his kinsman and heir, namely brother of Hugh, esquire, son of Hugh, knight, son of Hugh, knight, brother of John son of Hugh Hastynges. On 12 May last he was aged 19 years.
The escheators have held the lands since his death and accounted for the revenues.
C 137/29, no. 60
529 WILLIAM HERTHILL
Writ for proof of age, stating that he was in ward of Roger Sapurton, who should be warned. 28 Feb. 1401.
[Endorsed] He was warned by John Northfolk and John Norreys.
WARWICK. Proof of age. Tamworth. 10 March.
Duly examined the jurors say that William Herthill, kinsman and heir of Richard Herthill, knight, was born at Baginton and baptised there on 25 Jan. 1380, and so is aged 21 years and more.
Thomas Mydelmore, aged 50 years and more, was present in the church at the baptism, and his son Thomas was then married to Joan there.
Robert de Aston, 53 and more, Adam Seyntcler, 48 and more, William Hawe, 46 and more, and Thomas Waryng, 44 and more, were at Warwick on that 25 Jan. before the king’s justices, when Giles Herthill, knight, the father, was told of the birth.
Roger Whatcroft, 50 and more, was married to Joan his wife in that church on that 25 Jan.
Thomas Codyngton, 52 and more, remembers because his house was burnt down on that day, and those who came to help told him that Giles Herthill, knight, had a son by Katherine his wife on that day.
Robert atte Grene, 51 and more, John atte Merssh, 48 and more, Richard atte Byrches, 44 and more, Henry Barkere of Tamworth, 49 and more, and John Notehurst, 53 and more, began a pilgrimage to the court of Rome on the day that William was born and baptised.
C 137/29, no. 61
530 THOMAS SURTEYS, KNIGHT, SON AND HEIR OF ALEXANDER SURTEYS
Writ for proof of age, stating that he was in ward of Margaret Surteys, his mother, who should be warned. 20 July 1401.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Proof of age. Newcastle upon Tyne castle. 28 Oct.
John Corbet, aged 54, Adam de Seeton, 53, William Holgrave, 60, William Hydewyn, 62, Robert de Hedle, 49, and Robert de Belyngham, 48, duly examined, say that Thomas was 21 years of age on Monday 18 April. This they know because they were at Durham for an inquisition with the sheriff about the death of John Boukyn of Gateshead when William Bowes, knight, came and told them that Alexander Surteys had a son born, and baptised in the church of Dinsdale on Tees, and that Thomas S [sic] was godfather, and he and others were there; and by the date of the inquisition in the custody of the coroner, William de Chestre, they are sure of his age.
William Benet, 48, Robert Heburn, 51, William de Wodeburn, 43, John Prestewyk, 47, John Bekynton, 55, and John Yongare, 45, say that Alice wife of William Benet was in Alexander’s house at Dinsdale on Tees when Thomas was born, and afterwards in church where she was godmother. William Bent and a certain John Pykdene took Thomas Surteys to Silton in Yorkshire to be in the care of a nurse there on the morrow of Trinity, when he was aged 6 weeks. Also they say that John de Dalton, chaplain of Alexander, wrote the name and date of Thomas’s birth in a missal in the church, and this writing proves his age. It is also proved by the inquisition on Alexander in Northumberland [CIPM XV, no. 411].
C 137/29, no. 62
531 NICHOLAS SPENSER
Writ 12 March 1401.
LONDON. Inquisition. 29 March.
Nicholas Spenser, formerly citizen of London, held in his demesne as of fee a tenement called ‘le Welhous’, 4 shops with solars above in Bowyers Row in the parish of St. Martin Ludgate, and 2 shops with solars outside Ludgate in the same parish, all of the king in free burgage, annual value £10.
He died on 9 Sept. last. John Gerard is next heir, being the son of John, son of Nicholas Gerard, brother of Robert Horner, father of Thomas, father of Maud, mother of Nicholas Spenser, and aged 42 years and more.
C 137/29, no. 66
532 JOAN WIDOW OF JOHN SON OF THOMAS BLANCHARD
Writ to assign dower 22 Oct. 1400 [CCR 1399–1402, p.220].
WILTSHIRE. Assignment of dower in the presence of John Blanchard, son and heir of John and Joan, under age in the king’s ward, Nicholas Blanchard and William Heyder, attorneys and next friends of John son of John, and Walter Tylly now husband of Joan, who was granted custody of all the lands. 28 Nov.
Cutteridge: the hall and lower chamber to the south end of the same; the lower chamber east at the north end of the same hall; the east end of the kitchen, about half of the same house [i.e. kitchen ?]; the east grange on the south side of the mansion with granary under one roof, with a little stable there for two horses; a little room next to the stable; half the garden on the east side; 1 messuage with curtilage and half the dovecot called ‘Hugones’; 1 a. arable in the common field called ‘Hugonesacre’; 1 croft of arable called ‘Brodecroft’ in the common field; 1 a. arable called ‘Cokkecroft’; 1 a. arable called ‘Hugonescroft’; 1 parcel of arable called ‘Langebre…’; 1 a. meadow and 1 a. pasture called ‘Ecroftes’; 1 parcel of meadow called ‘la More’, and 1 parcel of meadow called meadow at ‘Strethende’; 1 a. meadow called ‘Cokkesmede’; 1 parcel of pasture called ‘Petresclose’; 1 parcel of pasture called ‘Southgroves’; 1 grove of wood and underwood; and rent and services from the lands which William Heyder holds at will. This is about a third part of the lands which John Blanchard her former husband held in his demesne as of fee.
Also £8 17s.9d. of the farm of the manor of Barford St. Martin with the bailiwick of the forest called ‘la S…’ [torn off] in Grovely Wood which John Blanchard granted to Bernard Brocas and others, [a third part of] £26 13s.4d., the farm which John Blanchard had.
C 137/29, no. 69
533 MARGARET WIDOW OF WILLIAM LUCY, KNIGHT
HEREFORD. Assignment of dower in the absence of the next heir who did not wish to be present. Leominster. 19 Sept. 1401.
Richard’s Castle lordship: 1 meadow called ‘Parkmedowe’ with the second crop of the same; 2 other meadows called ‘Astemedowe’ and ‘Shawemedowe’; all lands, tenements, meadows, pastures, rents and services in Batchcott, Rochford and Overton; all lands called ‘Masoneslondes’; 1 pasture or close called ‘Hakelettes close’; assize rent of 3d. yearly in ‘Hylle’ and Halton; all rents and dayworks of tenants of the manor of Richard’s Castle, namely by custom certain mowings of corn; and 2 woods called ‘Evenes’ and ‘Sonheld’.
C 137/29, no. 70
534 JOAN WIDOW OF THOMAS QUATREMAYNS
OXFORD. Assignment of dower in the presence of Richard Quatremayns, John Middelwod, John Shereman, Robert Chapman, Richard atte More and the individual tenants of the manor. 7 Sept. 1400.
From the manor called ‘Quatremaynsplace’ of North Weston, and all lands etc.:
In the capital messuage 1 high chamber at the end of the hall towards the east, with 1 drawing chamber and adjacent latrine, 2 low chambers under the high chamber, 1 called ‘wolhous’ and the other ‘norcerye’, with a latrine in the latter; 1 little stable attached to the high chamber in the internal part of the manor; 1 house under one roof, having 3 doors, attached to the said stable in the interior of the manor, which house has 3 workshops called ‘pressynghous’, ‘larderhous’ and ‘malthous’ and one high chamber over the ‘larderhous’ and ‘malthous’ with free ingress and egress by the doors of the hall; 2 bays of a long house under one roof covered with straw next to the ‘pressinghous’; a third part of the profits of the dovecot with free ingress and egress; 2 bays of the great barn to the south with the portico annexed; a third part of ‘Rekheys’ next to the said barn; 2 bays in the great sheepfold towards the west; and 1 bay in the piggery to the north.
And a third part of the following: the croft called ‘Dykedecroft’ containing 2 1/2 a. to the east; the croft called ‘Frankeleynescroft’ 2 a. to the east; the great garden with ‘le Assheheys’ to the south; the curtilage called ‘Orchard’ to the north; the croft called ‘Brodecroft’ to the north; ‘Cotageheys’ to the south; the pond with fishery; and ‘Moryeveheys’.
And rents of free tenants, 30s.1 1/2d.: Hugh Swon, 8s.10d.; Nicholas Sherewynd, 7 1/2d.; John Baylly, 10s.8d; John Carpenter, 10s.
Fifty-three a. arable lying in the following furlongs: 1/2 a. in ‘Nethermersshacr’ next to land of John Hamelden on the north; 1 a. in ‘Netherhachet’ to the south of John Knyghtwyne; 1/2 a. in ‘Overhachet’ to the north of William Baldyndon; 1 ‘havedlond’ in ‘Mersshydych’; 2 a. in ‘Behyndelangedon’ to the south of Roger Pope; 1/2 a. in ‘Uponlangedon’ next to John Carpenter on the west; 1 a. in ‘Lepesdon’ next to Roger Pope on the east; 1/2 a. in the same next to the rector of Thame; 1 a. called ‘Thornyacre’ towards ‘Lepersonhul’; 1 a. in the same furlong to the west of Walter Seykyn; 1 a. called ‘Pykedacre’ in ‘Pykede’ to the south of Roger Pope; 1 a. called ‘Langelond’ in ‘Langdongrene’ to the west of the said Roger; 1 a. in ‘Goselond’ to the south of the said Roger, and 1/2 a. to the south of William Wace; 1/2 a. in ‘Ryhamfeld’ on the north of William Baldyndon; 1 a. in ‘Hangelond’ to the east of ‘Frameseworth land’; 2 a. in ‘Brodeweye to the west of Roger Pope, and 1/2 a. in the same field next to Nicholas Gater; 1/2 a. in ‘Northsandfurlong’; 1/2 a. in ‘Thamemanland’ to the north of Walter Seykyn; 2 a. in ‘Stonycroft’ to the west of John Hamelden; 1 a. in ‘Oversand’ to the west of Thomas Pede; 1 a. in the ‘Quocche’; 1 a. in ‘Efurlong’ to the west of Thomas Pede, and 1 a. in the same between the lands of Thomas Pope on both sides; 1 a. in ‘Otefurlong’ to the south of John Middelwod; 1 a. in ‘Gosylake’ to the east of William Baldyndon, and 1/2 a. in the same to the west of William Knyghtwyne; 1/2 a. in ‘Morefurlong’ to the west of Walter Seykyn; 1 a. in ‘Quychefurlong’ to the east of John Hamelden; 1 a. in ‘Milleway’ next to Roger Pope; 2 a. in ‘Hammefurlong’ to the north of John Weston; 1 a. in ‘Brokefurlong’ to the west of Roger Pope; 1 a. in ‘Tyshull’ to the east of Roger Pope, and 1/2 a. in the same to the south of John Carpenter; 1 1/2 a. in ‘Behynderyggewey’ to the west of Richard Elys; 1 a. in ‘Myllyngesford’ to the south of William Baldyndon; 1 a. in ‘Malybrok’ called ‘Hedacre’ next to Roger Pope, and 1/2 a. in the same to the south of John Weston; 2 1/2 a. in ‘Mussefurlong’ to the south of Roger Pope; 1 a. in ‘Whethull’ to the west of John Weston; 1/2 a. in ‘Brodewey’ to the west of John Weston, 1 a. in the same to the east of Thomas Pede, and 1 1/2 a. to the west of Alice Colles; 3 a. in the furlong next the gate of the manor on the way to Thame to the north of 2 spinneys called ‘Hawethornes’, and 1/2 a. in the same next to the road to Thame, 1 a. outside (extra); 1/2 a. on ‘le Stampe’ next to Thomas Pede to the north, 1 a. on the same to the south of ‘Fermelond’, and 1/2 a. to the south of John Wotton; 1/2 a. to the north of John Wotton; 1/2 a. to the south of Roger Pope; 1/2 a. to the north of ‘Fermelond’ [last 4 items repeated]; 1 a. to the north of Richard Elys, 1 a. outside (extra); 1/2 a. by the road to Thame called ‘Cristemershull’; 1/2 a. ‘Behynde Assheheys’ to the north of Richard Elys, 1 a. in the same furlong lying next to ‘Dykedecrofte’, 1 a. outside (extra), and 2 roods in the same with a third part of the water called ‘Wateryngplace’.
Also assigned to Joan: 10 a meadow, of which 2 a. are called ‘the Fereyte’, 2 a. the ‘Mylletene’, and 1 a. lies in the ‘Lynchetene’, a third part of ‘Bolehok’ extending lengthwise to east and west, 1 1/2 roods lie in ‘Brodedole’ on the west, 1 a. in ‘Astmede’ to the west, 1 a. in the meadow called ‘Fourtene’ extending lengthwise to north and south, and 2 a. lie by ‘le Bryggeacre’.
In Thame, a third part of the rent of 2 burgages which Thomas Quatremayns held of the bishop of Lincoln by the service of 1d. rent and suit of court twice yearly.
In Henley upon Thames, in the capital messuage of Thomas there called ‘Gobyonsplace’, 1 high chamber at the end of the hall to the north, 2 low chambers attached to the hall, another high chamber next to the first high chamber, with a kitchen under; 1 garden next to the kitchen with free egress and ingress by the doors of the hall; 1 vacant place on the north of the kitchen; thus by metes and bounds marked and defined.
Henley upon Thames, 3 a. arable in the fields which Thomas Clobber holds, of which 3 roods lie in a field called ‘Aldefeld’ to the south of Thomas Clobber, 3 roods in the same field between the lands of Thomas on both sides, 3 in a field called ‘Drayerys’ between his lands on both sides, and 3 more in the same between his lands on the north; and in 1 a. called ‘Medeacre’ a third part of ‘sexti Horstoke’; and 4d. rent of certain tenants.
In Rotherfield Greys, a third part of the formerly built up place called ‘Ardernes’ to the south; 27 a. 1 rood of fallow land scattered in various crofts: 2 a. in ‘Parkcroft’ to the east with bounds annexed, 5 a. in ‘Huydecroft’ with bounds to the east, 2 a. in ‘Crokydcroft’ next ‘Huydecroft’ with bounds, 1 a. in ‘Crokydcroft’ by ‘Brodefeld’ to the east with bounds, 2 1/2 a. in a croft next to ‘Ardernesplace’ to the south with bounds, 3 a. in ‘Longecroft’ to the north with bounds; 2 a. in ‘Rethermerefeld’ to the east with bounds; 2 a. in ‘Shepecroft’ with bounds; 1/3 a. in ‘Heyronescroft’ to the east with bounds; 7 a. in ‘Brodefeld’ to the south with bounds; 2 a. arable lengthwise by the ditch of the meadow called ‘Retherfeldsmede’; and 1 rood of meadow to the east in the meadow of Rotherfield Greys.
In Standlake 19s.9d. rent from free tenants: from Thomas Fyssher 16s., and from Robert Besyly 3s.9d.
C 137/29, no. 71
535 THOMAS DE ASSELE, KNIGHT
YORK. Inquisition ex officio. York castle. 28 Jan. 1401.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service the manor of Bingley, extending in Bingley, Priesthorpe, Eldwick, Lees, Hainworth, Cottingley, Marley, Cullingworth, Micklethwaite, Gilstead and ‘Birstford’, annual value £13 6s.8d.
He died on 2 Nov. last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 22 years and more.
C 137/29, no. 72
E 152/364, no. 2
536 RALPH BASSET, KNIGHT
STAFFORD. Inquisition ex officio. Stafford. 10 Aug. 1401.
Ralph Basset of Drayton Bassett, knight held in his demesne in fee simple of the king in chief by knight service:
Walsall, half the manor, with 1 messuage, 120 a., 20 a. meadow, 4 a. pasture and 10 a. wood which Ralph Basset, knight, his grandfather, acquired from Alice Archer; 10 a. called ‘Godfordesland’ which his grandfather acquired from Richard Hillori, parson of Wolstanton; 12d. rent from lands and tenements held by Adam de Wytton there and in Wyrley; 2 messuages, 1 toft and 1/2 virgate which John Petyt and Adam Tailour once held there, which he gave to William Coleson and the heirs of his body, with reversion failing such heirs to himself and his heirs; and 1 messuage and 1 garden lying in ‘Russhehalestrete’ which he granted to John Flecher of Walsall and Alice his wife and John their son for their lives for a rent of 6s.8d., which rent and reversion he held at his death. Annual value of all, apart from the reversions, £20.
He died on 5 May 1389 without heirs of his body. Edmund earl of Stafford, son of Hugh, son of Ralph, son of Margaret, sister of Ralph Basset, father of Ralph, father of Ralph, is heir, aged 23 years and more.
Thomas de Bello Campo, formerly earl of Warwick, by colour of a fine of 1339 to Ralph Basset by William Heerle, knight, and others [CP 25(1) 287/40, no. 255] intruded upon the half manor, lands and tenements over the royal possession, which pertained to the king owing to the successive minorities of Thomas and William, late earls of Stafford, and Edmund now earl of Stafford, who were all in the king’s ward, and took the issues and profits, until the death of Thomas earl of Warwick on 8 April. For the issues he is answerable to the king.
C 137/29, no. 73
537 THOMAS DE NORMANTON
LINCOLN. Inquisition ex officio. Navenby. 30 Oct. 1400.
He once held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Normanton and lands in Swarby comprising by estimate 1 messuage, 40 a. arable and 10 a. meadow. He had three daughters, Margaret, Isabel and Elizabeth. After his death they entered and divided his lands. Margaret took half the manor of Normanton, Isabel the other half, and Elizabeth the lands in Swarby.
Roger Punchard dispossessed Margaret without a judgment and all her life she claimed against him. He died leaving a son, Ralph, an idiot. Margaret entered her part, and a certain brother Brian Gray and Eustacia mother of Ralph ejected her in the name of Ralph. She died without heirs of her body.
Elizabeth, whilst still under age, married William Nicolson, also under age, and they both still under age alienated Elizabeth’s lands in Swarby to Roger Punchard. He died holding them.
Elizabeth had three daughters, who are still alive, Nicola married to Peter Bayllyf, Joan married to John Camyn of Cowick, and Avelin a. Elizabeth died, and Isabel is dead, and the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of Margaret, are therefore her heirs.
All is held by Ralph, the idiot, and should belong to the king on account of his madness. The manor is held of Thomas Bardolf, service unknown, annual value of the half 20s. The lands in Swarby are held of Walter Pedwardyn, knight, service unknown, annual value 10s.
C 137/29, no. 74
538 JOHN SON OF WILLIAM HOOD
DEVON. Inquisition. Herton. 29 Aug. 1401.
John Hood, son of William Hood of Northcott, is an idiot from birth. He held 1 messuage and 1 ferling in Northcott, which he gave to William Hood and William his son in fee simple.
William the father died. William the son has held it for 9 years past and still holds and occupies it; annual value 40d. John Hood is still alive.
C 137/29, no. 75
539 JOAN COKE
DEVON. Inquisition. Great Torrington. 27 Aug. 1401.
Joan Coke was an idiot from birth. She held 1 messuage and 10 a. in the tithing of Torrington, which she gave to Thomas Somer, his heirs and assigns. Thomas is dead. Joan his widow has occupied and taken the profits from the beginning of Lent last, on behalf of Joan his daughter and heir; annual value 2s.
C 137/29, no. 76
540 RALPH HASTYNGES, KNIGHT
Writs, ordering the inquisition below to be sent into chancery, 20 and 22 June 1401.
[Endorsed] The escheator received the writs at Richmond on 2 July and despatched them with the inquisition on the following day.
Another writ, ordering release of the lands, 15 Oct. 1401 [CCR 1399–1402, p.428].
YORK. Inquisition ex officio. Slingsby. 23 June.
Ralph de Hastynges, knight, of Slingsby held in his demesne as of fee of Thomas, son and heir of Thomas duke of Norfolk, of his manor of Thirsk by knight service, the castle and manor of Slingsby with its members in Slingsby, Coulton and Howthorpe. The castle and manor of Slingsby are worth £16 annually, payable, by equal parts at Martinmas and Whitsun, Coulton 40s., and Howthorpe £8, both payable at the same terms.
He died on 27 Oct. 1397. Richard de Hastynges, knight, his son and heir, will be 20 years of age on 24 Aug. next.
C 137/29, no. 78
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541 WILLIAM WYNGEFELD, KNIGHT
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition ex officio. Peterborough. 18 Nov. 1400.
William Wyngefeld, knight, held 16 marks rent in Paston, Milton, Borough Fen and Castor and a wood of 3 a. in Paston, annual value 7s.6d., with reversion after his death to Robert Veer, late duke of Ireland, and his heirs. By his forfeiture they should belong to the king.
William died on 25 May 1399. Aubrey de Veer and Alice his wife held them from that date until 12 Nov. 1399. Since then John Holand of Paston has held by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, p.78] shown to the escheator and jurors.
542
RUTLAND. Inquisition ex officio. Oakham. 20 Nov. 1400.
He held the manor of Market Overton, annual value £20, with reversion to Robert Veer, as above.
Maud countess of Oxford has occupied it since his death, and taken the profits. Date of death as above.
543
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition ex officio. Peterborough. 23 April 1404.
He held with reversion to Robert Veer, late duke of Ireland, who forfeited to Richard II, and his heirs:
Paston, 10 a. separately enclosed, namely 2 a. wood and the rest untilled pasture; the covering of the 2 a. wood would sell altogether at 5 marks beyond the cost of the enclosure; and 1 garden called ‘le Moreyerd’ with ash trees growing in it, total value of trees for felling 2 marks.
Milton, 2 a. wood called ‘Blackmanneswode’, the crop being worth 100s. for sale beyond the cost of the enclosure.
They are in the hands of John Holand of Paston, title unknown.
He once held 1 a. wood called ‘Grumbaldeswode’ in Milton, now worth nothing because Thomas Gerard of Milton took away all the timber to his own use and the king’s loss of 40s., title unknown. Similarly he once held a garden in Paston called ‘le Welleyerd’ with ash trees, worth nothing because John Holand has removed them, title unknown, with loss to the king of 40s.
E 149/77, no. 3
544 ISABEL WIDOW OF EDMUND DE DRAYTON
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition ex officio. Shrewsbury. 31 May 1401.
She held for life certain lands jointly with Edmund her husband in Market Drayton, Eyton and Eaton. He was outlawed for felony. She died on 20 April last. They descended to Richard, brother and heir of Edmund, who was also outlawed. They are worth 40s. annually and are so let to farm, payable at Easter and Michaelmas.
E 149/77, no. 7
545 RICHARD LENYET
WORCESTER. Inquisition ex officio. Worcester. 6 Nov. 1400.
Richard Lenyet, who inherited a messuage and 30 a. in Tenbury, is an idiot from birth. They are held of the manor of Tenbury, service unknown, annual value 3s.4d.
On 10 July 1400 at Pershore, a horse worth 20s. was the cause of the death of William Smyth of Pershore.
On 10 April 1400 in the Severn by Worcester castle a boat worth 6s.8d. caused the death of John, son of John Carpenter of Clevelode.
E 149/77, no. 19
546 WILLIAM DANGULEM, KNIGHT
DORSET. Inquisition ex officio. Shaftesbury. 29 Aug. 1402.
He held the manor and advowson of Stour Provost for life by the grant of Richard II, annual value £23 6s.4 1/2d.
He died on 26 Aug. last.
E 149/79, no. 12
547 WALTER BROMWICH
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford. 11 March 1401.
Edmund de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, gave to Walter Bromwich an annual rent of 20 marks from the manor of Mansell Lacy for life.
He died on 9 Feb. last. The rent should revert to Edmund, son and heir of Roger late earl of March, who is under age in the king’s ward. Edward de Charleton and Eleanor his wife hold the manor in dower since the death of Roger, her late husband.
E 149/76, no. 9
548 JOHN SEWARD
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury. 6 Aug. 1401.
John Seward of Winterslow held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief 1 messuage, 32 a. and 8 a. wood in Winterslow; the reversion of 15 a. arable and pasture for 30 sheep in Winterslow ‘South’ which Alice Dodenammes holds in dower; and the reversion of a toft, 4 1/2 a. and 1 rood which John Willy holds for a term of years in the same, of the king in chief by a rent of 5s.2d. and suit of the hundred of Amesbury every 3 weeks; annual value of all nil.
He died on 21 Dec. 1394. Richard Godeman is next heir, being the son of John Godeman, son of Edith, sister of John Seward, and aged 39 years and more.
E 149/77, no. 15
549 RICHARD MAUDELEYN, CLERK
Writ 5 May 1402.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark. 20 Sept.
He held nothing in Surrey.
He died on 28 Jan. 1400. Who is his next heir is unknown.
C 137/30, no. 1
550 JOHN LYNFORD
Writ 7 Oct. 1401.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Newport Pagnell. 17 Oct.
He held the manor of Sherington in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s.
He died on 3 Aug. John his son and heir is aged 28 years and more.
551
Writ 7 Oct. 1401.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham. 14 Oct.
He held in right of Katherine his wife, who survives him:
Manton, the manor called ‘Luffewykmaner’, of the earl of Warwick by the rent of one sparrowhawk or 2s., annual value 8 marks.
Ridlington, Glaston, Langham and Normanton, 4 marks rent, of the same earl of his manor of Morcott by suit of court twice yearly at Morcott.
He died on 3 Aug. John, son of John and Katherine, his heir, is aged 32 years and more.
C 137/30, no. 2
552 WILLIAM SPERNORE
Writ 5 Oct. 1401.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Henley in Arden. 22 Oct.
He held the manor of Spernall for life, of Richard, son and heir of Thomas late earl of Warwick, under age in the king’s ward, of the castle of Warwick as half a knight’s fee, with reversion to Walter Holt as son and heir of Eleanor, daughter of Nicholas Dirnasall, annual value £6 13s.4d.
He died on 30 Sept. Walter Holt was aged 19 years and more on 18 July. Margaret is William’s daughter and next heir, aged 16 years and more.
553
Writ 5 Oct. 1401.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Walsall. 28 Nov.
He held nothing of the king in chief, but Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, after his marriage to Margaret, who survives him, granted his manors of Perry and Barr to William for life for the rent of a rose at Midsummer, with reversion to himself and his heirs. Richard de Bello Campo, knight, the son of Thomas, is heir, aged 19 years on 25 January. They are not held of the king in chief but of whom and by what service is unknown; annual values, Perry 100s., Barr 5 marks.
He died on 25 Sept. Margaret and Joyce his daughters and heirs are aged 17 years and 10 years, and more.
C 137/30, no. 3
E 152/376, no. 1
554 WILLIAM FIENLES, KNIGHT
Writ 22 Jan. 1402.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford. 28 Jan.
He held nothing in the county.
He died on 19 Jan. Roger his son and heir is aged 16 years and more.
555
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Twyford. 26 Jan. 1402.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief a bailiwick in the forest of Windsor called ‘le Twychene’ by a rent of 10s. to the castle of Windsor, annual value 24s.6d.
Date of death and heir as above.
556
Writ 22 Jan. 1402.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Romsey. 27 Feb.
He held nothing in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
557
Writ 22 Jan. 1402.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Hailsham. 27 Feb.
He held nothing in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/30, no. 5
E 152/375, 378
558 JOHN ALISAUNDRE OF OUSBY
Writ 27 Nov. 1401.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Penrith. 10 Jan. 1402.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief 1 tenement and 12 a. arable and meadow with one eighth of the lordship of the town of Ousby, as a twenty-fourth part of a knight’s fee, at a cornage rent of 6d. and also 22 1/2d. at the exchequer of Carlisle for socage, annual value 4s.
He died on 25 April 1400. Robert his son and next heir is aged 30 years and more. William de Louthre and Robert de Mulcastre, knight, formerly escheators, held the lands and took the profits, because held of the king in chief.
C 137/30, no. 6
559 JOHN MARSSHTON
Writ 22 April 1402.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shrewsbury. 30 March.
He held in his demesne of fee:
Little Sutton, 2 messuages, 1 1/2 virgates and 3 a. meadow, of the king in socage by rent of 4s.6d. payable by the sheriff in equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas and suit of court at the hundred of Munslow once yearly, annual value 10s.
Corfton, 4 a. arable, of Hugh Burnell, knight, Lord Burnell, of the manor, service unknown, annual value 4d.
He died on 12 March. Thomas his son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/30, no. 7
560 JOHN PATENEY, CLERK
Writ 30 Oct. 1401.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark. 19 Nov.
He held in his demesne as of fee in Mitcham 1 a. of the earl of Stafford, who is under age in the king’s ward, by a rent of 2d., annual value 8d.; a parcel of meadow, comprising 3 roods and 1 swath, of whom is unknown, annual value 8d.; 5 a. arable of the prior of Merton by a rent of 2 1/2d., annual value 8d.; 4 1/2 a. of the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, by a rent of 3d., annual value 6d. the a.; and 1 toft and 1 a. of John Dymmok, esquire, by a rent of 4d., annual value 6d.
He died on 4 Nov. 1400. Who is his heir is unknown.
C 137/30, no. 8
561 MARGARET WIFE OF JOHN DE PEKEBRYGGE, KNIGHT
Writ 12 Feb. 1402.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Huntingdon. 5 April.
She held two parts of a toft, 40 a. arable, 4 a. meadow and 6 a. wood in Washingley of the king in chief as two parts of one fortieth of a knight’s fee by a rent of 13s.4d., annual value nil beyond the rent.
She died on 7 Aug. last. John son and heir of John and Margaret was 15 years of age on 30 Jan.
C 137/30, no. 9
E 149/78, no. 6
562 ELIZABETH WIFE OF THOMAS BEKERYNG, KNIGHT
Writ 28 May 1402.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury. 6 June.
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown:
Burnham, one third of two parts of the manor called Huntercombe.
Beaconsfield, a third part of the advowson, annual value with the above 20s.
Eton, one third of two parts of the manor, annual value 20s.
She died on 22 April last. John Rous her son and heir is aged 24 years and more.
C 137/30, no. 10
E 149/78, no. 5
563 ROBERT ASSHEFELDE
Commission to Roger Drury, knight, Thomas Derham, Richard Alred, Thomas Hethe and Henry Notyngham to enquire about the concealment of divers wards and marriages in Norfolk and Suffolk, which should pertain to the king. 4 Feb. 1402 [CPR 1401–5, p.68].
SUFFOLK. Inquisition before Roger Drury, knight, Richard Alfred [sic] and Thomas Hethe. Henhow. 12 April.
He held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Little Haugh of the king in chief by knight service, and enfeoffed by the king’s licence [CPR 1399–1401, p.387, 25 Nov. 1400] John Ixworth, Walter Ixworth and John Berton, clerks, and others, and he took the profits before and after the enfeoffment all his life.
Roger Drury, knight, who held and still holds 1 1/2 a. of meadow in Thurston of that manor by fealty and a rent of 13d. yearly, and John Bayle of Hessett, senior, who also held and still holds certain lands and tenements by a rent of 6d. and other lands, never attorned for these services; and so Robert Asshfelde died seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor and services.
The above feoffment was made on condition of enfeoffing Robert, grandson and heir of Robert, when he became 21, thus by fraud and collusion excluding the king from the wardship and marriage of Robert. Annual value £20.
He died on 18 Aug. 1401. Robert the heir, son of John, son of Robert, was aged 12 years and more at that time, and was taken into the ward of Roger Davy, and so remains.
He also held in his demesne as of fee half the advowson of the priory of Ixworth and 1d, rent of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 4d.
[Cf. CIM VII, no. 208].
564
Writ 20 April 1402.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Henhow. 10 May.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Little Haugh, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service of the barony of Hatch Beauchamp in Somerset as a twenty-fifth part of a knight’s fee, annual value £20.
Stowlangtoft, the manor and advowson, with lands and tenements in Stowlangtoft, Yoxford, Langham, Bardwell, Winston, ‘Belyngham’, Hepworth, Weston, Walsham, Hunston, and Great and Little Ashfield, of the abbot of Bury St. Edmunds by knight service, annual value £20.
Stanton, 1 tenement called ‘Mekelfeldis’ with the advowson of half the church, of the tenants of the manor of Horsford by knight service, annual value 5 marks; another tenement there called ‘Nicholis de Stanton’ and another called ‘Toroldys’ of the said abbot, service unknown, annual value 40s.
Date of death and heir, aged 14 years and more, as above.
565
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Wimbotsham. 2 Jan. 1404.
Robert de Asshfeld of Suffolk held in his demesne as of fee the manor called ‘Dersynghamsmanere’ in the vills of Beechamwell and Barton Bendish of James Byllyngford, service unknown, annual value 10 marks; and the manor called ‘Josysmanere’ in Shingham of the earl of March of the honour of Clare, service likewise unknown, annual value 5 marks.
Date of death and heir, aged 14 at the time of the elder Robert’s death, as above. John Berton, clerk, has held and taken the profits since his death, title unknown.
C 137/30, no. 11
C 137/45, no. 68
566 JOHN PONTON
Writ 16 Feb. 1402.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 5 April.
John Ponton of Exeter, outlawed in London on 19 July 1395 at the suit of Robert Skyres, executor of William Horbury, clerk, in a plea of debt, held in his demesne as of fee 2 messuages and 2 gardens in Exeter in Paul Street; 4 shops and a cellar in Smith Street; 1 messuage, 1 garden and 4 shops outside the south gate; 1 messuage inside the gate; 3 cottages and a garden outside the east gate; and 1 messuage outside the north gate; all held of the king in free burgage, as is all the city of Exeter, annual value 30s.
He granted them all by his charter on 9 June 1396 to Adam Skut of Exeter, his heirs and assigns.
He died on 19(?) July 1396 [eve of St. Margaret, Saturday, 20 Richard II, but Saturday was 15 or 22 July]. Richard his brother and next heir is aged 40 years and more.
John Copleston, escheator, and the other escheators have held the premises since the outlawry and taken the profits. At present all are ruinous and empty and no one is occupying or taking the profits.
C 137/30, no. 12