Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 1-51

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 1-51

1 HELEN WIDOW OF ROBERT DE OGLE
Writ 16 Feb. 1406.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle. 1 April.
She held 12 husbandlands and 12 cottages in Lorbottle of the king in chief by knight service and a rent of 10s., annual value 2 marks and no more because of destruction by the Scots.
She died on 22 Sept. 1403. Robert de Ogle, senior, knight, her son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
William de Dene, Thomas Wylkynson and Thomas Hamyll have held the premises and taken the profits by their own authority without any grant.
2
Writ, melius certiorari, as to estate and amount of service not given in the above inquisition. 28 May 1406.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle. 25 Jan. 1407.
She held the manor of Lorbottle in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the service of keeping the pleas of the crown in Northumberland, paying 10s. for the guard of the castle, and by the service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee.
C 137/52, no.1
E 152/408, nos.2, 3
3 JOHN DE GYSELHAM
Writ 12 May 1406.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Beccles. 3 July.
One messuage and 12 a. in Ellough, which were held by John de Gyselham, came into the king’s hands when he was outlawed on 20 March 1357 at the suit of Thomas Gardener in a plea of account, and they are still so held. They are held of Edmund Berry, esquire, in socage, service unknown, annual value 10s.
He died on 19 July 1372. William, John and Henry, his sons, are his next heirs by the custom of the vill of Ellough and other vills nearby. Each of them is aged 36 years and more.
C 137/52, no.2
4 MAUD WIFE OF RICHARD WYLUGHBY, KNIGHT
Writ 4 Sept. 1406.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Nottingham. 13 Sept.
She held nothing in Nottinghamshire.
5
DERBY. Inquisition. Risley. 14 Sept. 1406.
She held nothing in Derbyshire.
C 137/52, no.3
6 JOHN CURSON
Writ 20 Jan. 1406.
DERBY. Inquisition. Derby. 8 April.
Long before his death, by his charter shown to the jurors, he granted all his lands and tenements in Derbyshire, in parcels to Robert Twyford and others named in the charter, and they still hold them.
He died on 24 May 1405. John his son and next heir is aged 12 years and more.
C 137/52, no.4
E 149/88, no.7
7 KATHERINE NOTEBEME
Writ 16 Aug. 1406.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford. 27 Aug.
She held the manor of Plegdon in her demesne as of fee of the earl of Westmorland of his manor of Clavering, service unknown, annual value 100s.
She died on 8 Aug. Mirabel wife of William Geddyng and Margaret wife of John Hynkkele are her daughters and next heirs, each aged 24 years and more.
8
Writ 16 Aug. 1406.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Wickhambrook. 24 Aug.
She held the manor of Great Thurlow in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief by rendering yearly a pair of gilt spurs, annual value 20 marks.
She died on 8 Aug. Mirabel wife of William Geddyng, aged 36 years and more, and Margaret, wife of John Hynkkele, aged 28 years and more, are her daughters and next heirs.
Writs to partition her holdings [CFR 1405–13, p.45]
C 137/52, no.5
E 149/87, no.7
E 152/411
9 RICHARD EUSTACE
Writ 6 May 1406.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Fordingbridge. 3 Sept.
He held 1 cottage, 4 a. arable and 1 a. meadow in Godshill by Fordingbridge in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 2s.
He died on 14 April last. Joan, his sister, and Ralph the son of Margaret, his other sister, are his next heirs, aged 40 years and more and 26 years and more.
C 137/52, no.6
10
Writ, melius certiorari, as to estate not given in the above inquisition. 14 Jan. 1408.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester. 18 June.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief 1 cottage, 4 a. arable and 1 a. meadow in Godshill by Fordingbridge by the service of rendering 3s. at the manor of Lyndhurst at Michaelmas.
C 137/68, no.40
11 NICHOLAS GOUXHILL, KNIGHT
Writ 28 Aug. 1405.
DERBY. Inquisition. Pleasley. 23 Oct.
He held half the vill of Killamarsh in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief of the honour of Peverel by knight service, annual value 10 marks. He also held the manor of Barlborough in his demesne as of fee of other than the king, but of whom is unknown, annual value 20 marks.
He died on 21 July 1403. Nicholas his son and heir is aged 11 years and more. Robert de Leghe, knight, and Margaret his wife have occupied, and still occupy, the half of Killamarsh, and take the profits, title unknown. Elizabeth widow of Philip de Dercy, knight, and Robert de Legh and Margaret have held Barlborough since his death, title also unknown.
C 137/52, no.7
12 JOAN WIFE OF RALPH SHELTON, KNIGHT
Writ 15 June 1406.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Boxford. 21 June.
She held the manor of Brent Eleigh jointly with Ralph, her late husband, of the king of the honour of Helion, by the service of one knight’s fee, by the grant of John de Kenteford, parson of Shelton, and William Gardener to them and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to the right heirs of Ralph; annual value 10 marks. They died without heirs of their bodies.
She died on 8 June last. Ralph Shelton, knight, son of Ralph, knight, is next heir, aged 58 years and more.
C 137/52, no.8
E 149/88, no.3
13 RICHARD HASELDEN
Writ 11 Nov. 1405.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Litlington. 15 Nov. 1406.
He held 2 a. in Steeple Morden in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service as parcel of one fee called ‘Chenyesmaner’, annual value 16d.
In Litlington he held the manor called Huntingfields of the earl of Stafford as one knight’s fee, annual value 12 marks.
He died on 11 April 1405. Thomas his son and heir was aged 20 years on 29 June last. Joan Hasildene has taken the issues since his death, title unknown.
C 137/52, no.9
E 149/89, no.2
14 AGNES DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF ADAM PRAT
Writ 16 June 1406.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Ampthill. 3 Oct.
One messuage in Bedford held of the prior of Newnham by a rent of 4d. was taken into the king’s hands owing to the idiocy of Agnes Prat, annual value 10s.
Alice her sister and next heir is aged 40 years and more.
C 137/52, no.10
15 THOMAS TAUK, ESQUIRE
Writ 13 Oct. 1405.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Chichester. 31 Oct.
He held nothing in Sussex.
He died on 11 Oct. last. Robert his son and next heir was aged 1 year on 23 Sept. last.
16
Writ 13 Oct. 1405.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Broughton. 5 Nov.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
West Tytherley, half the manor and the advowson, of the king in chief in grand serjeanty, annual value £8; and lands annexed to the manor called ‘Lamberdeslondes’, of William Escote by a rent of 13s.4d., annual value nil beyond the rent.
East Dean, the manor, of the manor and lordship of East Tytherley, service unknown, annual value £4.
Stanbridge, 1 messuage, 40 a. arable, 6 a. meadow and a fishery in the Test, of John Kyrkeby by a rent of 30s.2d., annual value 10s.
Romsey, various lands and tenements, of the abbess in socage, annual value 40s.
Southampton, various tenements, of the king in burgage, annual value 20s.
Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/52. no.11
17 ROGER PYCCHEFORD
Writ 1 July 1405.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Penkridge. 22 Oct.
He held a quarter of the manor of Blymhill in his demesne as of fee jointly with Hawise his wife, of Edmund, brother and heir of William late earl of Stafford, then a minor in the king’s ward, by knight service, by the grant of William Huwet, vicar of Sheriff Hales, and Roger de Aston, parson of Weston under Lizard, by the name of all their lands in Blymhill and Brineton, to them and their heirs, annual value 100s.
He died on 5 Feb. 1397. William his son and heir is aged 30 years and more. Hawise has held it since his death and taken the profits.
C 137/52, no.12
18 WILLIAM DE BLYTON OF LONG LEADENHAM
Writ 23 Feb. 1406.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Navenby. 11 March.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Canwick, 1 toft called ‘le Pynfoldgarth’ containing 1 rood of arable, and 1 carucate of arable and meadow, of the king in chief by knight service as a fifth part of one eleventh of a fee, annual value 26s.8d.
Lincoln, 1 messuage and 3 cottages, of the king in chief in free burgage, annual value 6s.8d.
Washingborough, 4 swathes of marsh meadow containing 1 a., of the earl of Richmond by custom of the manor in ancient demesne, rendering 1 1/2d. yearly, annual value 6d.
Wellingore, the lordship called ‘Blytonfee’, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service and a rent of 2s. for the guard of the castle of Bolingbroke, annual value 13s.4d.
Long Leadenham, 1 messuage and 2 carucates of arable and meadow, of the earl of Richmond by knight service and a rent of 8s., annual value 53s.4d.
He died at Southwell on 1 Feb. last. Robert his son and heir is aged 40 years and more.
C 137/52, no.13
E 149/88, no.1
19 JOHN DE STAUNTON
Writ 7 Sept. 1405.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester. 19 Nov. 1405.
He held the manor of Staunton Harold in his demesne as of fee, of Robert Fraunceys, knight, as a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value £8.
He died on 14 Sept. [sic] last. Thomas his son and next heir is aged 2 years and no more.
C 137/52, no.14
E 152/407, no.1
20 HENRY SON OF WILLIAM DE APPELFORD
Writ 12 Nov. 1405.
KENT. Inquisition. Ashford. 22 April 1406.
He was an idiot from birth with insufficient intelligence to administer his lands and tenements. He held half a messuage with courtyard in Ashford of the dean and college of the free chapel of St. Stephen in the palace of Westminster by fealty, suit of court at Ashford every 3 weeks and half a rent of 4s., annual value 3s.4d. It was taken into the hands of Edward III and is still held by the king.
He died on 24 March 1396. Alexander de Appelford, his brother and next heir, is aged 50 years and more.
C 137/52, no.15
21 TERESA WIFE OF JOHN HENRYSON OF GREAT LIMBER
Writ 3 Dec. 1405.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Market Rasen. 7 Jan. 1406.
She held in her demesne as of fee 1 toft in Limber of Richard II in chief in socage, annual value 12d.; and 1 selion in the field of Limber, comprising 1 a. of arable, of Henry Beaumys by suit of court every 3 weeks, annual value nil.
She died on 2 July 1385. Richard son of John Henrison, her son and heir, is aged 24 years and more. Richard II and the present king have taken the profits by the escheators.
C 137/52, no.16
22 JOHN ATTE BOURE OF BODHAM
Writ 10 Oct. 1405.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Holt. 22 July 1406.
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 60 a. arable, 6 a. meadow, 2 a. pasture and 40 a. heath, with a free foldage in Bodham and East Beckham, of the king in chief by the service of one knight’s fee, a rent of 10s. to Dover castle and suit of court at the honour of Haughley; annual value 13s.4d.
He died on 6 July 1405. Roger his son and heir is aged 40 years and more.
C 137/52, no.17
23 ROBERT TODENHAM, ESQUIRE
Writ 10 May 1406.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford. 26 May.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service the following parts of the barony of Bedford:
Renhold, two parts of 100 a., annual value 13s.4d. and at that sum let to farm.
Holwellbury, two parts of a toft and of 2 roods, annual value 4d.
Langford, two parts of half a messuage and of half a virgate, annual value 4s.
Wootton, a rent of 10s.
Bedford, two parts of a court held every three weeks, annual value 18d.
He died on 27 Dec. last. Robert his son and heir is aged 14 years and more.
24
Writ 6 Feb. 1407
YORK. Inquisition. Beverley. 24 March.
In the town and fields of Elstronwick by Burstwick and of Humbleton he held 23 messuages and 20 bovates of Edmund earl of Kent of his manor of Cottingham by knight service, annual value 66s.8d.
He died on 27 Dec. 1405. Robert his son and next heir was then aged 14 years and more.
The king by letters patent shown to the jurors [CPR 1405–8, p.145] granted on 1 January 1406 to John Tiptot, knight, all the lands to the value of 20 marks then in his hands owing to the minority until the full age of an heir, and so Tiptot has held them.
25
Writ 18 April 1407.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 30 April.
Jointly with Margaret his wife, who survives him, he held by the grant of William Berdewell and John Herlyng, knights, Thomas Neve, parson of Creswell, John Elvered, parson of Oxborough, Robert Grandesden, parson of West Harling, and Edmund Thwayt, but of whom is unknown:
Nether Heyford, the manor called ‘Patteshullesmanere’, annual value 2 marks.
Grimscote, the manor, annual value 40s.
Farthingstone, 2 messuages, annual value 1/2 mark.
Bugbrooke, 3 messuages, annual value 18s.
Cold Ashby, 1 messuage and 1 cottage, annual value 40d.
West Haddon, 5 messuages, annual value 30s.
Floore, 3 messuages, annual value 2 marks.
Pattishall, 2s. rent.
He died on 27 Dec. 1405. Robert his son and heir is aged 15 years and more. Margaret has held them since his death and still so holds.
C 137/52, no.18
E 149/87, no.3
26 JAMES BOTELLER, EARL OF ORMOND
Writ 4 Oct. 1405.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. West Stow. 16 Oct.
He held the manor of Cantilupe in Great Finborough in his demesne as of fee, annual value 20 marks.
He died on 7 Sept. James his son and heir is aged 13 years and more.
27
Writ 4 Oct. 1405.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford. 3 Nov.
He held nothing in Bedfordshire.
Date of death and heir as above.
28
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Stony Stratford. 30 Oct. 1405.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Aylesbury, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £40.
Hulcott, the manor, of Lord Bardolf in socage by a yearly rent of 6s., annual value £10.
Linford, the manor, a fifth part of the prince [of Wales] of the honour of Berkhamsted, the rest of the earl of Oxford by knight service; annual value £12 6s.8d.
Twyford, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £6.
Date of death and heir as above.
29
Writ 4 Oct. 1405.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Brailes. 20 Oct.
He held the manor of Long Compton in his demesne as of fee of the earl of Hereford, service unknown, annual value 12 marks.
Date of death and heir as above.
30
Writ 4 Oct. 1405.
SURREY. Inquisition. Shere. 27 Jan. 1406.
He held the manor of Shere in his demesne as of fee of Thomas earl of Arundel by the service of 1 1/2 knight’s fees and suit of court at Reigate every three weeks.
There are 1 capital messuage, annual value nil; assize rents of free tenants and villeins, £12; 73 a. arable at 2d., 12s.10d.; 2 a. meadow at 12d., 2s.; 1 a. marsh, 12d.; 300 a. wood called ‘le Cheyt’, 12d.; and in the parish of Cranleigh, member of the manor called ‘Vacherie’, 1 messuage, nil; 120 a. arable [at 8d., £4]; 10 a. meadow at 8d., 6s.8d.; 2… a…. wood[?], 10s.; 80 a. wood, 6s.8d.; and pleas and perquisites of court, 10s.; total £18 10s.2d.
Date of death and heir as above. Stephen Screy, knight, has taken the profits since his death.
31
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester. 26 Oct. 1405.
He held the manor of Aston Blank in his demesne as of fee of the bishop of Worcester by knight service, annual value £10.
He died on 4 Sept. 1405. James his son and next heir is aged 14 years and more.
32
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford. 10 Oct. 1405.
He held the manor of Kilpeck, but of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value £24.
He died on 6 Sept. last. James his son and heir was aged 13 years on 7 June last.
He formerly held the office of forester of the king’s forest of Haywood, and granted it by letters patent to Hugh Waterton, knight, to hold for his life.
C 137/52, no.19
E 149/87, no.1
E 152/415, no.2
33
Writ 4 March 1412.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Bulmer. 2 May.
He held the manor of Smeetham in Bulmer in his demesne as of fee of the king of the honour of Boulogne by a rent of 2s., annual value £10.
He died on 6 Sept. 1405. James Boteler, his son and heir, is aged 22 years and more. Thomas de Lancaster, steward of England, has occupied it and taken the profits since his death by virtue of the king’s grant by letters patent [CPR 1405–8, p.88].
C 137/85, no.9
34 JOHN ESTBURY
Writ 18 Aug. 1406.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Newbury. 24 Aug.
In Eastbury he held 1 toft, 2 virgates, 1/2 a. meadow, 2 a. wood and 7s. rent in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 10s.
Long before his death he gave the manor of Eastbury, except the above, and all his other lands in the county to Reynold Kentwode, John Wright, John Hankokes and their heirs by his charter, dated at Eastbury on 16 June 1405 and shown to the jurors. They were seised long before his death and still hold them.
He died on 14 Aug. last. Ralph Arches is his kinsman and next heir, being the son of John, son of Edith his sister, aged 28 years and more.
35
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition ex officio. Wantage. 28 Aug. 1406.
He held 1 messuage, 2 virgates, 1/2 a. meadow, 2 a. wood and 7s. rent in Eastbury of the king in chief as a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 10s.; and 1 messuage, 1 toft, 1 dovecot, 3 carucates, 4 a. meadow, 8 a. wood and £4 rent there of William Hoo by a rent of 1d., annual value 100s.
He died on 14 Aug. Ralph Arches, his heir, is aged 28 years and more.
36
Writ, melius sciri, reciting the two above inquisitions, of which the second does not give his estate and does not mention whether the premises form the manor, 12 Nov. 1406.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Grandpont. 1 Dec.
He held to himself and his heirs 1 messuage, 2 virgates etc. in Eastbury of the king in chief; and 1 messuage, 1 toft etc. there of William de Hoo by a rent of 1d., as above [no.35]. The part held of William Hoo comprises the manor of Eastbury specified in the writ.
37
Writ 14 Dec. 1406.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wallingford. 14 Jan. 1407.
He held in his demesne as of fee to himself and his heirs 1 toft etc. in Eastbury by the service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee, as above [no.34]; and 1 messuage etc. as above [no.35].
He died on 14 Aug. 1406. Ralph son of John Arches, son of Edith his sister, is next heir, aged 28 years and more. Ralph has taken the issues of the first parcel by the grant of Peter Besyles, late escheator, since the death of John Estbury, and Thomas Estbury has taken the rest, held of William Hoo, title unknown.
38
Writ 24 Aug. 1406.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 6 Sept.
He held 3 parts of the manor of Watford, as half a knight’s fee, and 1 1/2 messuages and 1 1/4 virgates there, of the king in chief by the law or courtesy of England after the death of Agnes his wife, of her inheritance, with remainder to George son of Nicholas de Burneby, father of Eustace de Burneby, father of Agnes, as uncle and heir of Agnes.
George de Burneby is aged 40 years and more.
The annual values are: 3 parts of manor beyond the payment of £20 at the exchequer by equal parts at Michaelmas and Easter, 40 marks; the 1 1/2 messuages and 1 1/4 virgates, 25s.8d. These latter are held of the manor, service unknown.
He died on 14 Aug. Ralph Arches is his next heir, being the son of John and Joan [sic] his wife, sister of John Estbury, aged 24 years and more.
C 137/53, no.20
E 149/88, no.5
39 JOAN WIDOW OF JOHN BORDON
Writ 8 Aug. 1406.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury. 5 Oct.
She held a third part of the manor of Burdens Ball in dower of the inheritance of Cecily wife of Henry Thorp, daughter and heir of John Bordon, by assignment of Henry and Cecily. The whole manor is held of the abbess of Wilton as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value of the third part 13s.4d.
She died on 5 July last. Cecily is next heir, aged 36 years and more.
40
Writ 8 Aug. 1406.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Tetbury. 28 Sept.
She held the manor of Oldbury of the duchy of Lancaster for life, with reversion to John Burdon and his heirs, by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value 8 marks 6s.8d.
Date of death as above. Cecily wife of Henry Throp, the daughter and next heir of John, is aged 36 years and more.
41
Writ 8 Aug. 1406.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 9 Sept.
She held a third part of the manor of Kingsteignton for life in the dower of John Burdon, of the inheritance of Cecily wife of Henry Thorp, daughter and heir of John Burdon, by the assignment of Henry and Cecily. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value of the third part 5 marks.
Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/53, no.21
42 MARGARET WIDOW OF THOMAS BERKELEY OF COBERLEY
Writ 23 April 1406.
DERBY. Inquisition. Chilcote. 15 May.
She held a third part of the manor of Chilcote in dower for life with reversion to Margaret wife of Nicholas Mattesdon, daughter of Thomas, and Alice wife of Thomas Brugge, his other daughter and heir, both of full age. The manor is held of the heirs of Thomas de Erdyngton, knight, by knight service, annual value of the third part £6.
She died on 4 April last. Margaret and Alice are next heirs, aged 30 years and more and 28 years and more.
43
Writ 24 April 1406.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cheltenham. 10 May.
She held a third part of the manors of Stoke Orchard and Coberley in dower for life with reversion as above. Stoke Orchard is held of the king in chief in petty serjeanty, annual value of the third part 40s.; the third part of Coberley of Robert Cheddre and Elizabeth his wife in right of Elizabeth by knight service, annual value 40s.
Date of death and heirs as above.
44
Writ, mandamus, ordering the taking of the inquisition if not already taken, 17 Aug. 1406.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester. 30 Aug.
She held a third part of the manor of Stoke Orchard, except 1 a., and a third part of half the manor of Coberley, in dower for life by the assignment of Nicholas Mattesdon and Margaret, one daughter and heir of Thomas Berkeley, of full age, with reversion to them; because these with the manor of Chilcote were allotted to them. The 1 a. in Stoke Orchard, the half manor of Coberley, and the manor of Eldersfield in Worcestershire were allotted to Thomas Brugge and Alice, the other daughter and heir, also of full age, by partition between them.
The third part of Stoke Orchard is held of the king in chief in grand serjeanty, annual value 60s. The third part of the half of Coberley manor is held of Richard Cheddre and Elizabeth his wife in right of Elizabeth, annual value 26s.8d.
Date of death as above. Who is next heir is unknown.
45
Writ 17 May 1406.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Upton upon Severn. 4 June.
She held a rent of 20 marks, granted to her for life from the manor of Eldersfield by Thomas Bruge in allowance for dower from that manor.
Date of death as above. Robert de Patenham, her next heir, is aged 30 years and more.
46
Writ, plenius certiorari, the reversion of the annual rent not having been stated in the last inquisition, 3 Aug. 1406.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Upton upon Severn. 14 Aug.
The rent of 20 marks was granted by Thomas Brugge by a deed with clause of distraint. It was extinguished by her death, and cannot descend, revert or remain. She was not dowered with the manor.
Writs to assign dower and partition between the daughters of Thomas Berkeley, 22 May 1405, 17 Oct. 1406 [CCR 1402–5, p.432; CFR 1399–1405, p.308; 1405–13, p.57].
C 137/53, no.22
E 149/85, no.8; 88, no.6
47 ELEANOR WIDOW OF ROGER DE MORTUO MARI, EARL OF MARCH
Writ 5 Nov. 1405.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Taunton. 18 March 1406.
She held in dower of the inheritance of Roger, her late husband:
Bridgwater, the castle, with a third part of the adjoining manor of Haygrove and a third part of the borough of Bridgwater; annual values, castle and third part of Haygrove £23 10s.2d., third part of borough £9.
Odcombe, two parts of the manor, annual value £10.
Milverton, two parts of the manor and hundred, annual value £13.
North Newton, a third part of the manor, with the keeping of the forests of Neroche, Mendip, North Petherton and Exmoor, annual value £43.
The third part of the borough of Bridgwater is held of the earl of Salisbury in socage. All the rest are held of the king in chief, by the service of rendering 12s.6d. yearly at the exchequer by the sheriff from the revenues of North Newton, as appears in the great roll of the exchequer under the name of Richard Pecche.
She died on 23 Oct. last. Edmund, son of Roger and Eleanor, is her heir, age unknown.
48
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition ex officio. Gloucester. 18 March 1406.
Edward Charleton, Lord Charleton of Powys, held in the dower of Eleanor countess of March, his wife, on the day that she died:
Brimpsfield, the manor, annual value 20 marks.
Bisley, a third part of the manor, annual value £20.
Of whom they are held is unknown.
She died on 6 Oct. last, heir as above.
49
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition ex officio. Leominster. 5 Feb. 1406.
She held in dower of the inheritance of Roger de Mortuo Mari, her late husband:
Winforton, the manor, annual value 20 marks and no more owing to lack of tenants because the lands were devastated by the Welsh rebels.
Mansell Lacy, the manor, annual value 10 marks beyond 20 marks granted to Walter Bromwyche for life by Edmund late earl of March.
Orleton, the manor, annual value £10(?).
Netherwood, the manor, annual value 100s.
Wolferlow, the manor, annual value 20s. beyond annuities, granted for life by Edmund late earl of March, of 100s. to Alice Benet and 20s. to Rose Child.
Collington, 1 messuage, 1/2 carucate and 20 a. meadow, annual value 10s.
Bredwardine, 1 toft, 1/2 virgate … a. meadow and 10 a. wood, annual value 20s.
Cowarne, 11s. assize rent and 1 toft, annual value 20s.
All are held of the earl of March of the honour, castle and lordship of Wigmore, which are in the king’s hands owing to his minority, service unknown.
Eardisland, the manor, annual value £23, of the same earl of his castle of Radnor, and in the king’s hands for the same reason.
Noakes, 13s.4d. rent and 1 toft, annual value 100s., of the abbot of Reading of his lordship of Reading, service unknown.
Builth in Wales, the castle and manor, annual value nil owing to destruction by the rebels, of whom held and by what service is unknown.
She died on 30 Oct. 1405. Edmund earl of March is her son and heir.
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50 MAUD WIFE OF JOHN DYNHAM, KNIGHT
Writ 18 May 1406.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Crewkerne, 12 June.
She held in her demesne as of fee 6s.8d. rent from a half toft and 36 a. arable and meadow in Highbrooks by Somerton with the reversion of the half toft and 36 a. after the deaths of John Sutton, Joan his wife, and John and Richard their sons, all of whom are still living and hold for the term of their lives. Owing to the death of John Mautravers, father of Maud, who held of the king in chief by knight service, this rent, being her portion as one of the daughters and heirs of John Mautravers, was taken into the king’s hands and so remains.
She died about 1 Nov. 1402. Elizabeth, the other daughter of John Mautravers, who married Humphrey de Stafford, junior, knight, is her heir, aged 22 years and more.
Since her death the rent has come to the king by the escheator owing to her minority and the partition of the inheritance.
C 137/53, no.24
51 REYNOLD COBHAM OF RANDALL, KNIGHT
Writ 16 March 1406.
KENT. Inquisition. Sittingbourne, 24 April.
John Hadle and Thomasia his wife held the manor of Milton by Gravesend in their demesne as of fee and granted it by charter to Reynold Cobham of Randall, knight, by the name of Reynold Cobham, esquire, and Elizabeth his wife. They had bought it jointly with Arnold Savage, knight, and John Seint Germayn, citizen and grocer of London, from William Daubeney, William Goldyngton and Peter Taddelowe, being formerly of Simon Beverle, knight, in exchange for all those lands and tenements which Reynold and Elizabeth held in Stepney, Hackney, Stratford and Langthorns and elsewhere in Middlesex and Essex which were formerly held by Thomas Morice, grandfather of Reynold. So he died seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor of Milton jointly with Elizabeth, who is still living. It is held of the king in chief as a member of the barony of Monchensy by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee; annual value 100s.
He died on 12 Oct. last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 9 years and more.
C 137/53, no.25