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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 306-352

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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 306-352

306 ELIZABETH WIDOW OF THOMAS DUKE OF NORFOLK
BUCKINGHAM. Assignment of dower in the manors of Linslade and Southcott, in the presence of John Symmes, farmer of the manors, and William Bedeford and William Bollenhurst, attorneys of Thomas son and heir of Thomas duke of Norfolk:
Rents of free tenants: from the abbot of Woburn 4d.; John Capp 23d.; Roger Wedon 2s.; and John Archere 4s.8d. Total 8s.11d., or a third part of 26s.7d.
Rents of tenants by court roll: from Alan Hemroke 8s.8d.; Thomas Arnore 18s.; John Symmes 5s.; John Cook 8s.2d.; Milleward 8s.2d.; and Richard Mariet 5d. Total 48s.5d., or a third part of £7 5s.4d.; with all their customary works.
Also 1 a. of wood lying next to the field called ‘Gosecroft’ on the south side, that is a third part of 3 a.; and a third part of the profit of the leet after Michaelmas at Linslade, as it occurs yearly.
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HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Assignment of dower in the lordship of Gower. 6 July 1400.
English Gower (Anglashrie, Anglissher), the county, annual value £22 7s.4 3/4d.
Pennard, the manor, £24 6s.1/4d.
Kittlehill, the manor, 78s.7 1/2d.
Loughor, the castle and lordship, £7 11s.3 1/2d.
Llandimore, a third part of the manor, being the ancient dower of Cecily de Turbervile, with 34s.8d. of the third part of the lands formerly of Richard Scorlak in the lord’s hands by escheat, of which John Dalamare, chaplain, holds 1 tenement, annual rent 10s.; David Baugh 1 tenement, 5s.; Juliana Carowe 1 tenement, 9s.; William Davy 1 tenement, 6s.; John Bouer 1/2 a. meadow, 12d.; Jankyn ap David ap Jevan 1 a. meadow, 3s.; and William Ferrour 1 curtilage, 8d. So the third part of the whole manor is worth yearly £13 11s.9 1/2d.
Kilvey, a third part of a coal mine, £30.
Clyne, a third part of the forest, 8s.10 1/2d.
Swansea, 2 cornmills, one called ‘Brynmelles’, £6 13s.4d.; 1 fulling mill, 25s.6d.; 1 garden called ‘le Orchard’, 13s.4d.; and also the following burgages of which:
In West Street Master John Fairewode holds 2 1/2; Henry Hatley 2 1/2; John Jacob 1; John Fairwode 1; John Horton 1 1/2; David ap William 1/4; and Robert ap Thomas 1; all at 12d. each, 9s.9d.
In St. Mary Street John Horton holds 1/4; Jevan ap Cradoc 1; Robert Jurdan 1; John Wynmerd 1/2; Henry Key and Daukyn Ph’ot 1/4; Thomas ap Ries 1/2; Robert Jurdan 1/2; Robert Firly 1/2; William Dalamare 1 1/2; John Bailly 1/2; John Fairewode 1; Jevan ap Cradoc 1/2; Walter Taillour 1/2; Thomas Carrou 1; Walter Walle 1; John Horton 1; Philip Sutton 3/4; Thomas Sengulton 1/4; John Blake 1; John de Neeth 1; Stephen Walsshe 1/2; Henry Key 1/2; Jevan Key 1/4; Jevan ap Cradoc 1/2; and Thomas Sengulton 1/3.
In High Street Thomas ap Rees holds 2/3; William Dalamare 1/2; John Baker, ‘berman’, 1/2; William Knoille 1/2; Thomas Sengulton 1/2; John Dier, chaplain, 1/2; Thomas ap Rees 1/2; Isabel Stackpoll 1/2; Agnes Doudeney 1/2; William Dalamare 1 1/2; Thomas Sengulton 1; Thomas Malifaunt 1/2; Philip Scotton 1/2; John Sayr 1/2; William Dalamare 1/2; Thomas Meredith 1/2; Richard Will 1/2; Alice Marsh 1/2; Agnes Doudeney 1/2; John Somery 1/2; John Dier, chaplain, 1/2; Robert Perkyn 1/2; Thomas Henry 1; Joan Sweyn 1/2; Heytteley 1/2; Thomas ap Rees 1/2; and William Willi 1/2.
In Fisher Street Robert Perkyn holds 1; Thomas Cornys 1/2; Thomas Mallifaunt 1; John Horton 1/2; John Neeth 1/4; Robert Filios(?) 1/4; Philip Hoper 1/4; John Taillour 1/4; David ap Gr[iffith] 1/2; John Horton 1 and also 1/2; Henry Poret 1; Henry Key 1/2; John Horton 1/4; Helen Key 2/3; Thomas ap Rees 1; Richard Ric[ard]1/2; Christina Hobbe 1; John Mauncel 1/2; John Horton 1/2; Robert Perkyn 1 and 1; John Touker, fisherman (‘visher’) 1/2; William Athelard 1/2; Daukyn Key 1/2; Henry Key 1/2; William Bars 1/2; Richard Mannyn 1; Thomas Charles 1/2; Thomas Osbarn 1/3; Thomas Sengulton 1/2; Roger ap Ll[ewellyn] 1; Walter Willi 1/2; Jevan ap Henry 1; Helen Key 2/3; Roger ap Ll[ewellyn] 1; Richard Ricard 1/2; Thomas Sengulton 1; William Willi 1/2; Jevan ap Robert 1/2; John Dier 1/2; William Dalmare 1/2; and John Fairewode 2.
In High Street, at end of the street on the east next to the water of ‘Dovereyn’, Robert Knepin and Thomas Malifaunt hold 2/3; David Fouleyn 1/3; John Mores 1/4; John Horton 1/4; and Thomas Malifaunt 1/2.
Total burgage rents: all at 12d., 73s.5d.
Also a third part of the perquisites of the hundred of Swansea, £4 8s.10 1/2d.
A third part of the fisheries, 106s.8d.
A third part of the revenue from market tolls and a third part of burgage rents (chenser), 26s.8d.
One weir called ‘Stremeweris’ held by Robert Perkyn and John Poket, 12d.
Two parcels of pasture called ‘Ilond’ and ‘Reedmede’, 13s.4d.
New rent of Robert ap William ap Madog for 1 messuage and 7 a., 6d.
Increased rent of Felicity Baker for 1/2 burgage, 2s.6d.
New rent of John Horton for a weir called ‘le Hose’, 2s.
A quarter burgage formerly of Maurice Smyth, 4s.
One weir held by Thomas Seman, 12d.
Two cellars next to the bailiff’s bridge, 8s.2d.
Four shops above the cellars 16s.
Two rooms built over the shops, 6s.
One garden held by Nicholas Harold, 12d.
Twenty acres of hilly pasture at ‘Portmanmede’, 6s.8d.
One empty place formerly of Henry Conewey, usually 4s. but now nil because vacant and lying waste.
One other empty place by the smithy of Maurice Smyth, nil.
One place formerly of Thomas Gr[iffith], usually 3d., now nil.
One weir called ‘Purchasewere’ and ‘Ole Newere’, usually 16d., now vacant, nil.
One pool by ‘Blakestone’, usually 20d., now vacant, nil.
One burgage formerly of John Trewman; 1 formerly of John Constable; 1/4 in ‘Stretesend’ formerly of Thomas Wrenche; 1 in West Street formerly of Thomas Taillour; and 1/4 formerly of Robert Carow; now all vacant and worth nothing.
A third part of 8 a. meadow above the water of Tawe not extended at any value because they belong by ancient custom to the fees of the steward and the receiver.
Certain liberties outside the town of Swansea by the following bounds and limits: the whole way leading from West Street to ‘le Skette’ and thence to ‘le Blakepull’ on the north; by the water of ‘Blakepull’ on the west; by the sea on the south; and by the waters of Tawe on the east.
Total value of dower: £128 13s.11 1/2d.
Also the following fees:
Porteynon, the manor, which John Penrees, knight, holds as 1 fee.
Nicholaston and ‘Mauncellifeld’, the manor, which Richard Mauncell holds as 1/2 fee.
Webley, the manor, which John de la Biere holds as 1/3 fee.
Llangennith, the manor, which John de la Mare holds of John de Penrees, and he of the lord as 1 fee.
‘Vorshull’ and Fernhill, which John Bounte holds as 1/4 fee.
308
LEICESTER. Assignment of dower in the presence of the king’s farmers and the next friends of the duke’s heir. 24 June 1400.
The former duke’s manor of Melton Mowbray is extended at £34. Assigned to Elizabeth are:
Various demesne lands: a holding (cultura) of 10 a. in ‘Berclyff’, 3s.4d.; a half holding above ‘Nethirbrynkes’, 3 a. on the south, 4s.; a holding at ‘Brigende’, 6 a., 2s.8d.; a meadow at ‘Hardynghet’, 20d.; 9 selions of fallow above ‘Warlow’, 4s.; a half of 8 selions on the same to the west, 12d.; a croft called ‘Almescroft’, 5s.4d.; a holding which abuts on the water towards ‘Priourscroft’, 4s.; 1 1/2 a. of a holding in ‘Balnesfyld’ to the south of the same, which holding contains 3 a. and part of an a., 8d; 3 1/3 a. arable on the east side at ‘Rywenge’, which contains 10 a., 20d.; 2 a. arable lying to the east in a holding under ‘Orgerpark’, which contains 6 a., 14d.; 2 a. meadow lying to the north in ‘Beltonmedowe’, 8s.; 2 a. and 1/3 of 2 a. on the north behind ‘le Emylyn’, 8s.; 40 selions of fallow lying to the south with ditches and spurs in the close of ‘Framelande’, abutting on a headland to the east into ‘Loundynges’ and from the headland above the lord’s wood, and 14 selions of fallow in the same close with ditches and spurs to the north of the said wood, and next to the wood, and one head abutting on the ‘Sixtenbywold’, the other to the east to ‘le Syke’ which leads from the end of the wood to ‘la Garpe in to Loundeinges’, annual value 10s.
Total rents of demesne lands assigned, 55s.6d.
Assize rents from tenants, 54s.3d., namely: from the heirs of Lady Segrave 2s.; John Spycer 20s.; Richard Stretton 3s.; Margaret Roskyn 16s.; John Bellers 3d.; John Wydeford 2d.; John Melton 1d.; Walter Roskyn 2s.1d.; Margery Roskyn [1s.]; John Bapton 8d.; John in the Yerd 1 lb. pepper; James Bellers, knight, 6s.; and Thomas Flethby 3s.
From tenants at will, 70s.10d., namely: from John Chauene 20s.; John Orger 16d.; Isabel Cartwright 6s.; William C… 18d.; John Abbott, junior, 12s.; Thomas Conour 2s.; John Holande 8s.; and tenants of the common farm(?) 20s.
Also 1 chamber in the manor with a solar under, in the hands of the lord and partly ruinous.
Oadby, assize rents of the manor, 7s.8d., namely: from William Baual 3s.8d.; William Assheby 2d.; the abbot of Garendon 6d.; John Peek, chaplain, 21d.; John Saxtenby, chaplain, 15d.; and William Gonyld 4d.; 1 virgate formerly occupied by John Joye, and 1 bovate formerly held by John Pacy, lying in waste, 14s.8d.; a third part of the profits of fairs, markets, portmotes and tolls of the manor in Melton Mowbray by the officials of the duchess each year; a third part of the profit of the agistment of the manor in the meadow called ‘Emylyn’; a third part of the free courts, view of frankpledge of the manor, of all the profits, forfeitures and fines of those courts, and of all forfeitures and fines and other profits of the same manor as … in all ways or wastes taken by the same officials; and a third part of the demesne wood to the north as appears by the metes and bounds, annual value 2s.
C 137/17, no. 71b, mm.31–2; 19, no. 79
309 ROBERT PEKENHAM
Writ for proof of age of Ivo Harleston, son of Margaret, one of the daughters of Margaret, wife of John de Wauton, knight; and of Robert Pekenham, son of Elizabeth, the other daughter. Ivo Harleston claims to have been born at Wimbish and baptised in the church of St. Clement there; and Robert Pekenham at Dunton and baptised in the church of St. Mary there. Order to warn master Roger Walden, who was granted the custody of all the lands. 10 Oct. 1399.
[Endorsed]: Ivo was not born in Wimbish, or in Essex. The rest of the writ has been executed. Roger Walden was informed of the place and date.
ESSEX. Proof of age. Brentwood. 6 Nov.
James Stokwell, aged 50 years and more, being carefully examined, says that Robert was 21 on the feast of St. Margaret the Virgin (20 July) last, having been born in Dunton on that feast in 1378 and baptised in St. Mary’s church there. This he well remembers because he saw Ralph Goshalm, now deceased, Nicholas Bonfeld, then rector of the church, and Margaret wife of Richard Palmere raise him from the font.
William Smith and John Rother, each 48 years and more, similarly examined, confirm this. They remember that Joan wife of William Seman was with Elizabeth Pekenham at the birth, carried Robert to the church, and coming from the church told them of it.
Simon Masseleyn, 50 years and more, met the party of godparents in the highway by the church, and they told him.
Nicholas Hynde was then in the service of John Pekenham the father at Dunton, and was sent with the godparents to the church.
John Stace and John Wolk, each 48 years and more, say that Alice wife of John Stace was pregnant with a daughter called Agnes, who was born on the morrow of the said feast and baptised the next day, John Wolk being godfather.
Richard Canon, 48 years and more, remembers that his father, William Canon, was present in the church and held the baby in his arms, and came from the church relating that Robert was the son of John Pekenham.
Gilbert Cok and William Pymmore, each 50 years and more, know his age by inspection of a book of martyrs in the church in which the birth was noted.
Henry Belet and John Wayte, each 49 years and more, were in the chapel of St. Margaret at Burstead by Dunton making offerings in honour of St. Margaret and, returning home, met Joan wife of William Seman carrying the baby.
C 137/19, no. 74
310 IVO HARLESTON
Writ for proof of age. He claims to have been born at Cambridge and baptised in St. Clement’s church there. Order to inform Roger Walden, who was granted custody of the lands. 26 Oct. 1399.
[Endorsed] The escheator was unable to find and warn Roger.
CAMBRIDGE. Proof of age. Cambridge. 27 Jan. 1400.
The jurors say that Ivo Harleston, son of Margaret, one of the daughters and heirs of Margaret, wife of John de Wauton, knight, was born at Cambridge on Palm Sunday [11 April] 1378 and baptised in St. Clement’s church there on the same afternoon; and being separately examined say that they know this for the reasons stated.
John Brygham, aged 55, says that Adam the vicar was with him in his house when he was asked to go to the church to baptise Ivo on that Sunday.
John Wattes, 51, heard on the Monday after Palm Sunday that Margaret was delivered of Ivo, and sent her a gallon of sweet wine.
Stephen Neel, 45, says that Agnes his wife was a servant of Margaret and carried Ivo to the church.
Simon Cardemaker, 60, was in the church and held the bowl for the vicar to wash his hands after the baptism.
Hugh Plowrigh and Richard Outlawe, each 58, on that day went with master Ivo la Zouch, chancellor of Cambridge University, to the church, and after the baptism to the house of the friars minor to hear the preaching of holy scripture.
John Merton and John Skulton, each 53, had a dispute on that day, but settled it in the church at the time of the baptism.
John Pole, 63 was arbitrator in their dispute.
Thomas Caldecote, 59, and Thomas Skynnere, 70, were with Master Ivo Zouch, then chancellor of Cambridge University, in Trinity Hall, when Roger Harleston, the father, sent his servant John Dyne to ask Zouch to be godfather.
John Broun, 48, ran in the afternoon to the house of Thomas Arwe, smith, to heat an iron rod with which the water in the font was heated for the baptism of Ivo in St. Clement’s church.
C 137/19, no. 75
311 JOHN SON OF CHRISTINA WIDOW OF JOHN ATTE BERGH
Writ for proof of age, 9 Feb. 1400.
WILTSHIRE. Proof of age. Salisbury. 17 Feb.
John Wermenstre, aged 50, duly examined, says that John atte Bergh was 21 on Thursday before St. Thomas the apostle [18 Dec.] last, having been born at Salisbury on Thursday before St. Thomas the apostle [20 Dec.] 1375 and baptised in the church of the hospital of St. Nicholas there on the Friday following; master John Edyngton, master John Stratforde and Lucy wife of Nicholas Taillour raising him from the font. This he remembers because he had then by his first wife an eldest son, William, who died on the same day, and his death is recorded in a missal in that church.
William Bayly, 60, on that Thursday dined with the warden of that hospital, and at dinner was told of the birth.
William Haule, 61, well remembers because Juliana his … died and her death is recorded in a missal of the parish church of St. Thomas, Salisbury.
Adam Not…, 60, … D…ary, 65, William Bry…ede, 49, Lawrence Skynnere, 57, Robert Warner, 52, Thomas Croullyng, 58, and Robert Dolewyne, 63, remember because on the day that John atte Bergh was born Nicholas Bonham, father of Christina, gave a large dinner at Salisbury. They were present there and at the dinner were told of the birth.
John Skynnere, 55, well remembers because Petronilla his daughter died on the day after John was born.
William Popra…, 62, says that his son John was ordained monk in the abbey of Malmesbury on that day, and this was recorded in the chapter book of the abbey.
C 137/19, no. 76
312 ALICE WIFE OF GUY DE ST. AUBYN
Writ for proof of age of Alice wife of Guy de St. Aubyn, one of the daughters of Philippa, wife of Richard Sergeaux, knight, in ward of John Cornewaill, who is to be informed. 23 May 1400.
[Endorsed] John was informed by … Boneylle and Richard Bailly.
CORNWALL, Proof of age. Hellandbridge. 21 June.
Thomas Meyny, senior, John Bera, Thomas Meyny, junior, William Lychour, Thomas Tregadek, John Stephyn atte Stone, Henry Pakett, John Waterlond, Stephen Degher, Richard Whityng, John John, Henry Seynt Mayban, jurors, say that Alice was born at Colquite in the parish of St. Mabyn and baptised in the church there on 1 Sept. 1384, and is therefore aged 15.
[The statements of the individual jurors are all illegible].
C 137/19, no. 77
313 ROGER SON OF JOHN DEYNCOURT, KNIGHT
Writ for proof of age, 7 Aug. 1400.
WARWICK. Proof of age. Coventry. 22 Oct.
Eneas W …, aged 53 years and more, duly examined, says that Roger was aged 23 on Thursday in Whitweek [10 June] last. He was born at Kenilworth castle on Thursday in Whitweek [21 May] 1377, and baptised there, while Eneas was in London in the king’s chancery, seeking a common pardon for himself, such as the king granted to all his lieges. On returning home he was told that the wife of John Deyncourt had given birth to Roger on that Thursday.
John Beaufitz, Henry Barbour of Cubbington, Nicholas Prentost, Thomas Ellesford and John Northampton, all 44 years and more, say that Roger was 23 because it was commonly said at Coventry at Corpus Christi [19 May] that the wife of John Deyncourt had borne a son, Roger, at Whitsun in the castle. A certain Roger Beauford, brother of the pope [Gregory XI], a prisoner of John duke of Lancaster in the custody of John Deyncourt in the castle, was his godfather.
John Clerk of Stivichall, and William …, each 60 years and more, remember that Edward III died on 21 June following the birth. They were servants of William prior of Kenilworth, who baptised Roger.
John Draper of Fenny Compton and William Gildyng, each 56 years and more, were servants of John Deyncourt and after the churching of John Deyncourt’s wife were sent to London to their master, who was awaiting the coronation of the new king.
John Commaunder and John de Barowe, each 63 years and more, were servants of Edward III at the time of his death and long before. After the burial they returned to their homes at Kenilworth and heard of the birth and baptism.
The escheator warned Agnes, widow and executrix of William Arundell, knight, at Ansty, to be at Coventry for the proof of age on the day stated, by John Werst, Thomas Ferst, Robert More and William Lore, but no one came on her behalf.
C 137/19, no. 78
314 ELIZABETH BRIENE
Writ for proof of age, 13 Feb. 1400.
LONDON. Proof of age of Elizabeth Briene, one of the daughters and heirs of Guy de Briene, knight, junior, kinsman and heir of William, tenant in chief of Richard II. Guildhall. 13 March 1400.
Thomas Dodyngton, aged 60 years and more, John Holbech, 62 and more, John Clerc, 50, John Assheley, 50 and more, Geoffrey Sutton, 60, Lawrence Dureham, 55 and more, William Hatton, 55, Richard Pyry, 63, John Barnaby, 50 and more, John Reynald, 56, John Pryme, 58, and Roger Asshelyn, 50 and more, jurors, being duly examined, state that Elizabeth was born in the parish of St. Peter Paul’s Wharf in Queenhithe ward on 13 March 1381 and baptised in the church there two days later. Thomas Dodyngton, John Holbech, John Clerc, John Assheley and Geoffrey Sutton remember because Guy de Briene dined with them in a house close to that in which Elizabeth was born, and at the dinner they were well and truly informed.
As to the baptism, Lawrence Dureham, William Hatton and Richard Pyry say that at the request of the father they held wax torches beside the font during all the time of the baptism, and so remembered it. John Barnaby, John Reynald, John Pryme and Roger Asshelyn saw a servant of the father carrying some pots full of wine called ‘bastard’ to the church and drank of it there.
Therefore they all say that she was 18 on 13 March.
[Inquisition] C 137/19, no. 85
[Writ] C 137/19, no. 91
315 THOMASIA ONE OF THE DAUGHTERS AND HEIRS OF RALPH MEYNYLL, KNIGHT
Writ for proof of age. Reynold de Bethell says that she is of age and claims her lands. Order to inform Thomas Fraunceys, clerk, Roger Bradbourn and Thomas Hyntes, executors of William Meynyll, knight, who had the wardship. 24 Jan. 1400.
DERBY. Proof of age. Derby. 19 Feb.
The jurors say that she was born at Derby and baptised in St. Peter’s church there on 6 Jan. 1386 and is now aged 14 years and more. Carefully examined as to how they know this, they replied separately:
Edmund de Timley, aged 55 years and more, sold a grey horse to Ralph her father on that 6 Jan., and Ralph told him that his wife had borne a daughter, Thomasia, on that day.
William Payn, 45 and more, remembers because Magota his wife was midwife at the birth.
John Spencer, 44 and more, says that in that year Robert, his elder brother, who would have been his father William’s heir if he had lived, went to Scotland and died there, and so he (John) had his father’s inheritance.
Richard Castell, 42 and more, married Emma his wife in the same church of St. Peter and was standing at the door when Thomasia was brought in and baptised.
Robert Cupper, 45 and more, says that Joan his wife, who is still alive, was at Thomasia’s birth.
Peter Swerde, 60 and more, carried the basin and ewer to the church, and after the baptism washed the hands of the godfather and godmothers.
William Powse, 58 and more, says that a dispute had arisen between William de la Dale and John Mulder, both of Derby, and they reached an agreement before the priest in the church after the baptism.
Robert Hodgrey, 43 and more, had a daughter Elizabeth of the same age as Thomasia and baptised after her in that church on the same day.
Ralph Bower, 49 and more, had a son John who died on the day that Thomasia was born, and the death was recorded in a missal in the church.
Peter Cryche, 54 and more, was sent to inform one godfather and two godmothers by order of Ralph Meynyll, knight, Thomasia’s father on that 6 Jan.
Richard Hewstre, 50 and more, rode to London to get various colours for his art on that day. Ralph asked him to buy various fowl for him, if they were for sale there, and told him that his wife had a daughter Thomasia on that day.
John de Rasyn, 54 and more, went with Ralph the father to the church and made a note in a book within a week of the baptism.
C 137/19, no. 86
316 BEATRIX, SISTER AND HEIR OF ROBERT, SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE HAULEY, KNIGHT
LINCOLN. Inquisition for proof of age. Louth. 5 April 1400.
The jurors say that she was born at Riby and baptised in the parish church there on the feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.], and was aged 16 on that feast last past, and this they remember for the following reasons:
John Milley of Woodthorpe, aged 44, and John Milysaunt of Withern, 50, say that on the day of the birth John Rudham, clerk, was staying with Robert Hauley, grandfather of Beatrix, and on the Monday following was presented to the church of St. Mary Mablethorpe.
Roger Mabylson, 50, and John Brygge, 46, both of Mablethorpe, say that on that day John Rothewell, clerk, was retained by Robert the grandfather to hold his courts in Riby or elsewhere in the county.
John Westerne of Mablethorpe, 48, and John Genel of Middlethorpe, 50, say that at that time Simon Wryght was building a new house in Riby and was seen by many people to be caught by a gust of the north wind and blown to the ground, breaking two bones in his right side.
John de Skrevelby, 60, and Benet Rogerson, 54, both of Laceby, say that on that day John Cook was put in the stocks there on suspicion of robbery and, having escaped, was seen by many people to break his shin bone whilst running away.
John Wower of Laceby, 45, and Robert Warner of Mablethorpe, 41, say that William Warner, father of Robert, was blind and fell into a well at that time and was almost drowned.
Philip Jonson of Mablethorpe, 40, and John Yonge of Theddlethorpe, 50, say that at that time there was a tempest, the sea broke over the shore at North Coates, and a great part of the country was submerged.
C 137/19, no. 87
317 RALPH DE BRACEBRUGGE, KNIGHT
Writ, melius sciri, stating that an inquisition held by Alan Waldeyve, escheator of Richard II, [CIPM XVII, no. 605] found that Nicholas Ryvell and John de Conyngesby, clerks, William de Halughton and Humphrey de Halughton, by their charter, conveyed to Ralph de Bracebrigge, knight, and Joan his wife the manors of Kingsbury and Plumpton, and all the other lands which they had of his grant, to them and the heirs of Ralph, and that Ralph died on 20 Oct. 1395. Joan survived him and held them of the king in chief of his manor of Cheylesmore. John son of Ralph died under age, and Ralph, brother of John and son of the elder Ralph, is next heir and under age. But William de Lodyngton, the king’s attorney in the Common Bench, says that Ralph was alone seised of these lands in his demesne as of fee, and that Joan had no status in them as the inquisition supposed. 3 Dec. 1399.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Coventry. 12 Dec.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king of his manor of Cheylesmore by knight service, amount unknown, the manors of Kingsbury and Plumpton, annual value £40. He died seised alone of these on 20 Oct. 1395. Joan his wife was not jointly seised in any way, and had no status in them. John was his son and heir, and died without heirs of his body about three years ago. Ralph, brother of John and son of the elder Ralph, was 20 years of age on 2 Feb. last and is next heir.
Robert Goushill and the aforesaid Joan, now his wife, have held ever since the death of Ralph de Bracebrugge, knight, but by what title or claim is unknown.
C 137/19, no. 88
318 ROGER STANLAKE
Commission to John Roche, John Drayton, Hugh Wolf, William Fauconer and the escheator in Oxfordshire and Berkshire to inquire what Roger Stanlake, an idiot, holds. 24 Dec. 1399 [CPR 1399–1401, p.214].
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition before John Roche, John Drayton, Hugh Wolf and the escheator. Abingdon. 6 April 1400.
Richard Stanlake held various lands in Sutton Courtenay, which descended to his son Roger. They are held of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, but their value and how or to whom they were sold or alienated is not at present known.
319
OXFORD. Inquisition before the same. Oxford. 5 April 1400.
Richard Stanlake, father of Roger, died seised in his demesne as of fee of various lands and tenements in Witney, held of the king in chief, annual value 40s. They descended to Roger, and John Mareys, who had custody of Roger, sold them to various men 30 years and more past.
320
OXFORD. Inquisition. Same place and date and before the same commissioners, but with different jurors.
Richard Stanlake the father held 1 messuage and 2 virgates in Carswell of the abbot of Eynsham by a rent of 13s.4d., annual value beyond the rent …; 1 parcel of meadow in the same place; 1 messuage in Witney in ‘Crondonstrete’, which John Bush ‘cop’lus’(?) now occupies, annual value 6s.8d.; 1 messuage and 3 virgates in Littlemore which William Bernard now occupies, 53s.4d.; 1 messuage with adjoining lands in Cowley, 40s.; and a fair called ‘Sanford hith’, 53s.4d. Of whom and by what service the lands in Witney, Littlemore and Cowley are held is unknown.
He also held 1 croft in Cogges called ‘Hillescroft’ of the lord of Cogges by a rent of 8s., annual value beyond the rent 6s.8d.
After the death of Richard all descended to Roger his son by right of inheritance. John Mareys of Wiltshire sold them to various people, but by what right is unknown.
C 137/19, no. 89
321A THOMAS HOLBROOK
DEVON. Inquisition. Bradninch. 21 April 1400.
Thomas Holbrook held certain lands and tenements in his demesne as of fee in Clyst Gerred of John earl of Salisbury of his manor of Wonford by knight service, annual value 10s.
He died on 18 March. Thomas son of Robert Ramesey, his next heir, is aged 6 years and more.
321B JOHN SON OF WILLIAM BLEES
Writ to escheator in Herefordshire for proof of age. He claims to have been born at Staunton on Wye and baptised there, and asks for the lands of his inheritance, which are in the king’s hands owing to the minority of the earl of March. 25 Aug. 1400.
C 137/19, no. 90
322 WILLIAM EYR
Writ, melius sciri, concerning lands in Reperry, Bodmin, Cannalidgey, ‘Pengwannawoles, Pengwennawartha’, Ruthdower, Treliver and Tregamere, which were taken into the hands of Richard II on account of the outlawry of William Eyr. 20 July 1400.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Mousehole. 3 Dec. 1400.
William Tregoos held all the lands named in the writ in his demesne as of fee, and gave them to William Eyr for life and six years more, and so he held them when he was outlawed. The reversion after the reserved term of years was to William Tregoos and his heirs. They comprise:
Reperry, Tregamere and Treliver, 6 messuages and 2 a. held of the prince of Wales and duke of Cornwall of his castle of Launceston, of the duchy of Cornwall, in socage by a rent of 3s.4d.
Bodmin, 2 messuages held of the prior of Bodmin by a rent of 3s.4d. with suit of court at Bodmin every three weeks.
Cannalidgey, 4 messuages and 2 a. held of Robert Hill of the manor of Halton by a rent of 6s.
‘Pengwannawoles, Pengwennawartha’ and Ruthdower, 6 messuages and 4 a. held of John de Pomeray, knight, of his manor of Tregony by a rent of 3s.4d.
Total annual value 60s.
William Eyr held no more in Cornwall when he was outlawed or afterwards. He died on 31 Oct. 1394. Isabel Eyr, wife of Thomas Mon and daughter of Richard Eyr, brother of William, is next heir and aged 24 years. William Tregoos is still alive.
323
Further writ, melius sciri, why two parts of the manors of Pengwedna and Reperry were taken into the king’s hands under Richard II, and what was their value, 4 July 1401.
Return that the two parts were taken by William Burleston, late escheator, by the name of all the lands of William Eyr in Reperry, Bodmin, Cannalidgey, ‘Pengwannawoles, Pengwennawartha’, Ruthdower, Treliver and Tregamere, because of his outlawry. They were held for life and six years more by the grant of William Tregoos, who is still alive, with reversion to himself and his heirs. They are still in the king’s hands, annual value 60s.
C 137/19, no. 92
324 JOHN SON OF THOMAS GARWYNTON OF WELL
KENT. Inquisition ex officio. Ashford. 11 Nov. 1399.
He held in chief of Richard II as half a knight’s fee half the manor of Stour by Ashford of the castle of Dover, annual value £4.
He died on 25 Sept. 1397. William, son of Thomas Garwynton, brother of John, the next heir, is aged 1 year and more. John Brode, formerly escheator, has taken the issues.
C 137/19, no. 93
325 RICHARD SCORLAG, JUNIOR
GOWER. Inquisition before William Stradlyng, knight, steward of Gower, and John Bouer, escheator. 15 June 1400.
Recites a privy seal writ of 31 May 1400 inquiring, the lordship of Gower being in the king’s hands owing to the minority of Thomas Mowbray, whether Richard Maunsell is next heir in tail of Richard Scorlag, junior; and since it is said that he held in fee tail certain lands in Llanrhidian which Richard Scorlag, senior, similarly held in fee tail before him, inquiring also when he died, and what is the age of Richard Maunsell.
The lordship of Gower is in the king’s hands owing to the minority of Thomas son and heir of Thomas Moubray. The younger Scorlag held 1 mill, annual value 40s., and lands and tenements, 60s., in Llanrhidian. He died on 25 July 1390. Richard Maunsell, the next heir, is aged 24 years and more.
Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, lord of Gower, took the profits owing to the minority from the death of Scorlag until 27 Jan. 1397. Then Thomas Mowbray, marshal of England, lord of Gower, took them until Michelmas last. Since then the king has had them by the receiver of Gower.
E 149/74, no. 20
326 HENRY GRENE, KNIGHT
Writ, plenius certiorari, to William Westbury and the escheator and sheriff, on the petition of Ralph Grene. 26 May 1400.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition before William Westbury and the escheator. Andover. 12 July.
Henry Grene, knight, son of Henry Grene, knight, held the manor of Grately with the advowson for life by the courtesy of England, in right of Maud, late his wife, with remainder to their children. She held it by inheritance after the death of her father, Thomas Mauduyt, knight. It is held of the earl of Hereford, annual value £10.
He died on 29 July 1399. Ralph son of Henry and Maud, the next heir, is aged 22 years and more.
327
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition before William Westbury and the escheator and sheriff. Warminster. 10 July 1400.
He held for life in right of Maud his wife, heir of Thomas Mauduyt, knight, with remainder to the children of Maud and himself:
Warminster, the manor and hundred, annual value £50;
Westbury, a manor called ‘Le Mauduytes’, £10;
Ditteridge, half the manor, 40s.; all of the king by knight service.
Fiddington by Market Lavington, half the manor, 50s., of the bishop of Salisbury.
Date of death and heir as above.
328
Similar writ to John Hervy and the escheator and sheriff. 26 May 1400.
BEDFORD. Inquisition before the escheator and sheriff. Woburn. 24 July.
He held in fee tail to himself and the heirs male of his body by the grant of Henry Grene, senior:
Chalton, the manor and chapel, with lands in Toddington, extent unknown, of the Earl Marshal, service unknown, annual value 100s.
Colworth, the manor, with lands in Great Catsey Wood, Souldrop, Sharnbrook and Felmersham, of Thomas Grene, knight, by knight service, annual value 40s.
He held nothing in right of his wife Maud or in any other way. Date of death and heir as above.
329
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition before the same. Wavendon. 23 July 1400.
He held in fee tail to himself and the heirs male of his body by the grant of Henry Grene, senior:
Great Woolstone and Wavendon, the manors, with lands and tenements in Emberton, Filgrave, Olney, Chicheley and North Crawley, of Thomas Grene, knight, by knight service; annual values, Great Woolstone 100s., Wavendon 40s., the lands etc. 8 marks.
Date of death and heir as above.
330
Similar writ to Edmund Forde and the sheriff and escheator. 26 May 1400.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition before Edmund Forde and the escheator. Chipping Sodbury. 19 July.
In the March of Wales he held half the manor of Mathern by the courtesy of England in right of Maud late his wife, who held by inheritance after the death of Thomas Mauduyt, knight, her father. It is held of the lordship of Chepstow, which is in the king’s hands, service unknown, annual value 10 marks, with remainder to the children of Maud and himself.
Date of death and heir as above.
331
Similar writ to John Baryngton and the escheator and sheriff. 26 May 1400.
ESSEX. Inquisition before John Baryngton and the escheator. White Roding. 31 July.
The manor of White Roding with the advowson was held in their demesne as of fee by John Olneye, Nicholas de Cogenho and John Cook of Comberton. By a fine of 1364 [CP 25(1) 288/47 no. 633] they granted it to William de Quenton, knight, and Isabel his wife for their lives with remainder to Henry son of Henry Grene of Isham and the heirs of his body. So he held it in fee tail, of the king in petty serjeanty by the keeping of a sparrowhawk when the king is pleased to come to these parts, annual value £10.
Date of death and heir as above.
332
Similar writ to John Styvecle and the escheator and sheriff. 26 May 1400.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition before the escheator and sheriff. Comberton. 12 July.
By the same fine as in the last he held of the king in chief by knight service the manor of Comberton called Merks, annual value £20 marks.
Date of death and heir as above.
333
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition before the same. Alconbury. 9 July 1400.
He held the manor of Buckworth with the advowson by the courtesy of England in right of Maud his wife, who held by inheritance after the death of her father Thomas Mauduyt, knight, with remainder to their children. It is held of lord la Zouche, service unknown, annual value 20 marks.
Date of death and heir as above.
334
Similar writ to Thomas Cotyngham and the escheator and sheriff. 26 May 1400.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition before Thomas Cotyngham and the escheator and sheriff. Thrapston. 1 July.
He held in fee tail to himself and the heirs male of his body by the grant of Henry Grene, his father:
Drayton, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 100s.
Lowick, the manor and advowson, of the earl of Stafford by knight service, annual value 10 marks.
Harringworth, 9 messuages, 1 toft, 3 virgates and 12 a. meadow, of lord la Zouche, service unknown, annual value 40s.
Great Houghton, 1/9 of the manor, 4 messuages, 1 carucate, 3 1/2 virgates, 2 a., 1 1/2 roods meadow and 6s.8d. rent, of Thomas Grene, knight, service unknown, annual value £4.
Cotes, the manor, with lands, tenements, rents and services in the vills and hamlets of Raunds, Ringstead, Little Addington, Irthlingborough, Stanwick, Chelveston, Hargrave, Cotes Bydon, Middle Cotes and Mill Cotes belonging to it, of Thomas Grene, knight, by the service of 1 fee, annual value £10.
Date of death and heir as above
C 137/20, no. 1
E 149/72, no. 10
335 RICHARD HURST
Writ 12 Oct. 1400.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Hailsham. 25 Oct.
With Margaret his wife, who survives him, he held the manor of Pebsham of the abbot of Robertsbridge, service unknown, annual value £20.
He died on 21 Jan. last. Margaret and Philippa, his daughters and next heirs, are aged 9 years and more and 3 years and more.
C 137/21, no. 1
336 WILLIAM WHYTE OF WILDEN
Writ 5 Feb. 1401.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Wilden. 20 April.
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 1 croft of 2 a. and another of 27 1/2 a. in Wilden, of the king of the honour of Peverel, annual value 4s.
He died on 16 May 1393. Thomas his son and heir was 28 on 25 Jan. last. The king has held the lands since William’s death and received the profits by the hands of the escheators.
C 137/21, no. 2
337 WILLIAM SON OF ROGER DE HERON, KNIGHT
Writ 18 Nov. 1400.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge. 12 Jan. 1401.
He held nothing in Cambridgeshire. He died on 10 Nov. William his son and heir is aged a quarter of a year.
C 137/21, no. 3
E 149/75, no. 6
338 THOMAS ROMESY
Writ 10 Dec. 1400.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Martin. 16 Dec.
He held:
South Damerham, 1 messuage, 60 a. and 8s. rent, of John Lord Lovel, service unknown, annual value 38s.
East Martin, 1 messuage and 1 virgate by a rent of a rose, of William Peytefyn, annual value 6s.8d.
South Damerham, 1 messuage and 40 a., of Walter Romesy, knight, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.
Martin, 1 messuage and 1/2 virgate, of William Peytefyn, by a rent of 2s.6d., annual value 6s.6d.
He died on 19 July last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 10 years.
339
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition ex officio. Farnham. 8 Dec. 1400.
He held half the manor of Farnham of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 100s.; and 1 messuage and 1/2 carucate in Farnham of the bishop of Winchester by a rent of 25s.3d., annual value 40s.
Date of death and heir as above.
340
Writ 10 Dec. 1400.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester. 10 Jan. 1401.
He held half the manor of Farnham of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £8.
He died on 26 July [Monday after St. James, recte before St. James, 19 July]. Heir as above.
C 137/21, no. 4
341 ALICE WIFE OF MALCOM DE LA MARE
Writ 20 Oct. 1400.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shrewsbury. 18 Nov.
She held nothing of the king in chief when she died. Who is the next heir and how old is unknown.
342
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester. 6 Nov.
Malcolm de la Mare and Alice held for the life of Alice the second part of the manor of Kidderminster of John Beauchamp of Holt, knight, Joan his wife, and the heirs of John, with reversion to them, by assignment of Walter Ramesey. After the death of Joan and the forfeiture of John by judgment of parliament, the reversion came into the king’s hands. Richard II by letters patent [CPR 1388–92, p.80, 10 July 1389], shown to the jurors, granted the reversion with a third part of the manor and the manor or priory of Astley to John de Hermesthorp and William Wenlok, clerks, John Catesby, Henry Bruyn, Robert Burguillon and John Meysy, their heirs and assigns.
Malcolm and Alice de la Mare attorned to John de Hermesthorp and the others. They granted the third part and the reversion of the second to Nicholas Hillyng, knight, and Thomas Aldebury, clerk, by the king’s licence [CPR 1388–92, p.307, 19 Sept. 1390], also shown to the jurors. Alice attorned to them and so held it when she died, with reversion to Hillyng and Aldebury. The three parts are held of the king in chief as 1 knight’s fee. The annual value of the second part is £10.
Alice died on 28 June. Agnes wife of John Bysshop is niece and heir, being the daughter of Robert, brother of Alice, and aged 40 years and more.
343
Commission to Philip Holgot, Roger Partrych, Henry Moton, John Gomond and the sheriff. 7 July 1400 [CPR 1399–1401, p.346].
HEREFORD. Inquisition before Philip Holgot, Henry Moton and John Gomond. Hereford. 10 Jan. 1401.
She held in fee tail:
Little Hereford, the manor, of the king of the honour of Brecon by knight service, annual value 80 marks.
Yatton, the manor, of the earl of March by knight service, annual value £10.
She died on 27 June 1400 leaving no heirs of her body. She came from Yorkshire, and who is next heir is unknown.
C 137/21, no. 5
C 137/23, no. 43
C 137/33, no. 68
344 RICHARD WELDE
Writ, melius sciri, inquiring what he held of Robert earl of Oxford on the day that he died. 5 May 1401.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Hatfield Broad Oak. 6 July.
He held the manor called Longbarns in Beauchamp Roding with the advowson of Beauchamp Roding in his demesne in fee tail by the service of one knight’s fee. Owing to the forfeiture of Robert de Veer, late earl of Oxford, it is held of the king in chief; annual values, manor £12 6s.2d., advowson 106s.8d.
He died on 3 May 1392. Elizabeth his daughter, wife of Lewis Mewes, is heir and was 15 years of age on 29 June last. Roger Marchall, deceased, has held the manor since Richard’s death by grant of Richard II [CPR 1391–6, p.497, 15 Aug. 1394].
C 137/21, no. 6
E 149/76, no. 7
345 WILLIAM HOLM
Writ 28 May 1401.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester. 4 June.
William Holm held in his demesne as of fee 2 tenements, 2 cottages, 2 curtilages and 4 tenter yards (tentoria) in Winchester, which descended to William his son, who was born an idiot. They were therefore taken into the king’s hands under Richard II and are still so held. They are held of the king in chief by a yearly rent of 1d.; annual value 5 marks.
He died on 20 May last. Thomas Smyth, his next heir, is aged 40 years and more.
346
Writ, melius sciri, as to who is the heir, as there is information that Thomas Smyth is not the next heir and was inadvertently so named by the escheator and jurors. 8 July 1401.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester. 13 July.
Isabel who was the wife of Henry Rende is heir, being the daughter of John, brother of William Holm, father of William, and aged 40 years and more.
C 137/21, no. 7
347 JOAN DAUGHTER OF THOMAS SON OF THOMAS GARDENER OF GISSING
Writ 20 April 1401.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Norwich. 10 May.
Owing to the death of Thomas Gardener of Gissing and the minority of Joan, daughter of Thomas son of Thomas, his grand-daughter and heir, the manor of Gissing and 30 a. were taken into the king’s hands under Richard II and so remain. Two parts of the manor are held of William Beauchamp of the stewardship (senescallicia) of Bury, by the service of two knight’s fees, and the third part of the abbot of Bury St. Edmunds, service unknown. The 30 a. are held of the manor of Winfarthing, which is in the king’s hands owing to the minority of Edward Hastyngs, service unknown. Annual value together £20.
She died on 15 Dec. 1391. Robert, son of Robert Butveleyn of Flordon and Katherine his wife, sister of Cecily, mother of Joan, is next heir and aged 22 years and more.
C 137/21, no. 8
E 149/77, no. 20
348 JOHN SYBYLE
Writ 23 Nov. 1400.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge. 18 Jan. 1401.
He held of the king in chief 1 toft and 40 acres in Great Wilbraham. He was outlawed in Essex on a plea of trespass at the suit of Margaret countess of Norfolk, and his lands were taken into the king’s hands and so remain; annual value 13s.4d.
He died on 20 Nov. 1393. William his son and next heir was 21 on 8 Dec. last. The escheator has taken the issues and profits since the outlawry.
C 137/21, no. 9
349 PHILIP POPHAM
Writ 30 Dec. 1400.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Odiham. 22 Jan. 1401.
He held by knight service:
Barton Stacey, half the manor, of the king in chief in his demesne as of fee, annual value 11 marks.
Dummer, the manor, of the honour of Wallingford, which Philip his father held, jointly with Elizabeth his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by the grant of John Wygmour, annual value 5 marks.
He died on 18 Nov. Philip his son and heir is aged 1 year 9 months.
350
Writ 30 Dec. 1400.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wantage. 19 Feb. 1401.
William Waryn, clerk, granted to Philip Popham, son of Philip Popham, knight, Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs of the body of the younger Philip, an annual rent of 10 marks from the manor of Lyford, payable at Easter and Michaelmas, with the right to distrain if in arrears by 15 days, and then to hold until the rent is satisfied. It is held of the abbot of Abingdon by knight service and a payment of 6s.8d. every 17 weeks for the guard of Windsor.
He died on 18 Nov. Philip his son and heir is aged 1 year 10 months.
C 137/21, no. 10
E 152/369, no. 1
351 THOMAS FOULEHURST
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Newport. 5 March 1401.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king two parts of the manor of Pickthorn by a rent of 16d. payable annually by the sheriff, annual value 60s.7d.
He died on 15 Dec. last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 2 years and more.
352
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Bridgnorth. 29 Dec. 1402.
He held only two parts of the manor of Pickthorn, as stated in the inquisition before Robert de Thormes, formerly escheator; but long before his death he held in his demesne as of fee two parts of the manor of Cressage, in which he enfeoffed John Ostage and Roger Jallok, chaplains, on condition that after his death they paid his debts and enfeoffed his heir when he reached full age. The latter two parts are held of the earl of March of his manor of Stanton Lacy, service unknown; annual value 20 marks.
He died on 13 Dec. 1400. Thomas his son and next heir is aged 7 years and more.
C 137/40, no. 56
E 152/370, no. 3, and 372.