Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 351-401

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 351-401

351 CONSTANCE WIDOW OF JOHN SUTTON
Writ to assign dower [quoted in assignment below], 24 Nov. 1406.
STAFFORD. Assignment of dower in the presence of Nicholas Levesone and Henry parson of Pickwell, attorneys of Sanchia widow of Walter Blount, knight, who had wardship of the lands [CPR 1405–8, p.273]. Wolverhampton. 10 Dec.
Assigned, firstly, the manors of Himley and Kingswinford, the lordship of Rowley Regis, and Sedgley park there, the manor of Wolverhampton, a meadow in Ettingshall called ‘Lordesmore’, another meadow called ‘Brademedowe’ in Darlaston, the rent of a mill called ‘le Castelmylne’, two fields lying between the hay of Ashwood and Smestow, a meadow called ‘Russhmedowe’ and ‘le Orchard’ lying next these fields, a third part of a tenement called Prestwood in the forest of Kinver, 1,000 a. wood in Pensnett called ‘Swynfordesbailly’, being a third part of the chase of Pensnett, 100 a. wood in Bageridge wood between the highway from Sedgley to Wombourn on one side and ‘Maykessech’ on the other, 1 wood by Himley called ‘Horscroft’ and 1 called Himley Moor; in recompense for the castle of Dudley, the lordship of Sedgley, the lordship of Upper Penn, the park of Dudley, the park of Pensnett, 2,000 a. wood in Pensnett and 200 a. wood in Bageridge and Penn woods.
Next, the advowson of the church of Kingswinford in recompense for the advowson of the priory of Dudley and of the chapel in the castle there.
Then, 1 knight’s fee in Barr and Aldridge, 2 in Orton, Wombourn, Oxley and Bradley, 1 in Lower Penn, 1 in Trysull, 1/2 in Seisdon, 1 in Essington, 1 in Darlaston, 1 in West Bromwich and 1/2 fee in Morfe, in recompense for 1 fee in Pattingham, 1 in Enville, 1 in Bushbury, 1/2 in Rushall, 1 in Perry, 1/2 in Little Barr, 1/2 in Amblecote and others.
Finally, a third part of the profits of all the courts of the manors and lordships.
C 137/64, no.95, m.2
352 MARGARET DAUGHTER OF JOHN DE MORE
Writ 10 Oct. 1407.
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. More. 22 Nov.
John de More held in his demesne as of fee:
More, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value nil because destroyed by the rebels.
Colebatch, 3 carucates, of the bishop of Hereford, service unknown, annual value nil for the same reason.
Highley, 5s. rent, of the earl of March, who is under age in the king’s ward, service likewise unknown, annual value nil because the tenements were destroyed by the rebels.
They all came into the king’s hands owing to his death and the minority of Margaret his daughter and heir, and so they remain.
Margaret died on 28 Sept. last. Margaret wife of Geoffrey Potter of Ludlow and Margery her sister are heirs, being the daughters of Joan, daughter of Alice, daughter of William de More, great grandfather of John de More. Sybil wife of Walter de Duddeston is the third cousin, daughter of Mabel, sister of Joan. Margaret is aged 40 years and more, Margery 30 years and more, and Sybil 32 years and more.
C 137/69, no.50
353 HENRY BRADEFELD
DERBY. Inquisition ex officio. Repton. 14 Oct. 1407.
By the grant of Henry IV [CPR 1401–5, p.407] he held for life 1 toft and various lands and meadows in Stapenhill, formerly held by Isabel de Brassyngton of Stapenhill, annual value 22s.
He died on 12 Sept. 1407.
E 149/91, no.8
354 RICHARD PRIDEAUX
Writ 6 May 1408.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 12 June.
He held the manor of Orcherton of John Cornewaill, knight, and Elizabeth his wife of their castle of Trematon by knight service, annual value £10.
He died on 28 March last. John his son and next heir is aged 17 years and more.
C 137/65, no.2
355 OLIVER DE RAUGHTON
Writ, plenius certiorari, the escheator being removed before he could act on an earlier writ, 12 Nov. 1406.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Carlisle. 15 Oct. 1407.
Long before his death by his charter dated 2 Feb. 1392, which was shown to the jurors, he granted all his lands in Raughton, Gatesgill and Carlisle and elsewhere in Cumberland to John de Appilby, esquire, now deceased, and John Forster, who survives, and their heirs and assigns, and they held them.
He died on 22 July 1399. John de Raghton his son and next heir was aged 17 on 2 Feb. last.
C 137/65, no.3
356 WALTER SOMERTON
Writ 29 Oct. 1407.
OXFORD AND BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Deddington. 9 Nov.
He held jointly with Joan his wife, to them and the heirs of Walter:
Deddington, 1 watermill called ‘le Westmull’, 7 messuages, 1 1/2 virgates and 2 a. meadow called ‘Rymeney’, of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown; annual values, mill 13s.4d., messuages 20s., 1 1/2 virgates 10s., ‘Rymeney’ 13s.4d.
North Aston, a rent of 40s. payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, of Thomas Swynbourne, knight, of the manor of Aston, held by him in right of Elizabeth his wife, service unknown.
Middle Aston, 2 a. arable and 1 a. meadow, of William Stokes, service likewise unknown, annual value 3s.4d.
He held nothing in Berkshire.
He died on 16 Sept. 1407. Thomas his brother and next heir is aged 20 years and more.
C 137/65, no.4
357 MARGERY WIFE OF ROGER STONE
Writ 10 July 1408.
CALAIS. Inquisition. 20 Aug.
She is not known to have held anything in Calais.
She died in 1390–91, on which day is unknown. Richard Northbury is next heir, aged 68 years.
C 137/65, no.5
358 WILLIAM BURLESTON
Writ 26 Nov. 1407.
DEVON. Inquisition. Totnes. 31 Aug. 1408.
He held 3 messuages, 4 ferlings and 10s. rent in Woolleigh in his demesne as of fee of John, son and heir of John earl of Huntingdon, of his castle of Barnstaple by knight service, annual value 25s.
He held the manor of Yeatson to himself, Elizabeth his wife and his heirs, of the abbot of Torre of his manor of Blackawton by knight service, annual value £10.
In his demesne as of fee he held 2 ferlings in Burlestone, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 30s.
He died on 18 Sept. 1406. William his son and next heir was aged 19 years and more at his father’s death. Who has held the lands since he died in unknown.
C 137/65, no.6
359 WALTER ASSHE
Writ 5 Oct. 1407.
DEVON. Inquisition. South Molton. 4 Nov.
He held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Farleigh of Edward Corteney, earl of Devon, of his manor of Tiverton in socage, annual value £10; and the manor of Plaistow of John Holand, earl of Huntingdon, a minor in the king’s ward, of his castle of Barnstaple by knight service, annual value £8 4s.
He died on 20 Aug. last. John his son and next heir is aged 2 years and more.
C 137/65, no.7
360 THOMAS SON OF ROBERT ROBELL
Writ 1 Nov. 1407.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Hempstead. 4 Nov.
Thomas son of Robert Robell of Great Yarmouth held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the service of half a quarter of a knight’s fee two parts of a quarter of the manor of Hempstead, except for 13 a., parcel of the same half, which James Geney holds; and the reversion of the third part of the quarter, except the 13 a., which Rose Robell his mother holds in dower; annual value of the two parts of a quarter less the 13 a., 16s.6d.
He died on 24 March 1408 [sic: recte 1407?] without heirs of his body. Who is next heir by blood is unknown.
C 137/65, no.8
361 HUGH GRENHAM
Writ 24 July 1408.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham. 5 Oct.
He held 1 carucate in Maids Moreton by Buckingham in his demesne as of fee of the earl of Stafford of the honour of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 5 marks.
He died on 4 July last. John his kinsman [grandson] and heir is aged 8 years and more.
362 JOHN SON OF THOMAS SON OF HUGH GRENHAM
Writ 15 Nov. 1408.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham. 22 Nov.
A minor in the king’s ward, he held in his demesne as of fee 1 carucate in Maids Moreton by Buckingham of the heir of the earl of Stafford, also a minor, of the honour of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. The earl held of the king in chief.
He died on 12 Nov. William Grenham is next heir, being the son of Hugh, father of Thomas, father of John, aged 26 years and more.
C 137/65, no.9, 70, no.16
363 JOHN COBHAM, KNIGHT
Writ 14 Jan. 1408.
LONDON. Inquisition. 3 Feb.
He held in his demesne in fee tail a house and 6 shops in the parish of St. Dunstan by the Tower, with reversion in default of heirs of his body to his right heirs. They are held of the king in free burgage, as is all London, annual value 20 marks.
He died on 10 Jan. last. Joan wife of Nicholas Hawberk, knight, is his kinswoman and next heir, being the daughter of Joan, his daughter, aged 30 years and more.
364
Writ 14 Jan. 1408.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Foxley. 30 Jan.
He held in his demesne in fee tail, to himself and the heirs of his body, with remainder failing such heirs to his right heirs, by the grant of John Sholdon, clerk, the manors of Chisenbury and Bincknoll. They are held of the heir of John de Columbar who holds of Queen Joan of her manor of Hampstead Marshall, annual values £20 and 20 marks.
Date of death and heir as above.
365
Writ 14 Jan. 1408.
KENT. Inquisition. Rochester. 30 Jan.
He held in his demesne in fee tail by the grant of John Sholdon, clerk, with remainder failing heirs of his body to his right heirs:
Cobham, the manor with the advowson of the collegiate church, and £10 rent in Allington, Aylesford, East Malling, Ditton, Leybourne, Birling, Cuxton, Meopham, Nurstead, Northfleet, Denton, Chalk, Rainham, Upchurch, Bapchild, Radfield and the Isle of Sheppey, of William Beawchamp, knight, of his manor of Luddesdown by fealty and a rent of 6s.8d., annual value 40 marks.
Cooling, the castle, manor and advowson, with £11 10s. rent in Shorne, Merston, Higham, Cliffe, Frindsbury, Strood, St. Mary’s, St. Werburgh’s and All Hallows in Hoo, and in Gillingham and the city of Rochester, all of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by the service of 1 knight’s fee and suit of court at Wellbrook, annual value 50 marks.
Beckley, the manor, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by the service of half a knight’s fee and suit at the same court, annual value 100s.
Pool and Bromhey next Cooling, the manors, of the bishop of Rochester by the service of half and a quarter fees, annual values £4 and 10 marks.
Stone, the manor, of the bishop and prior of Rochester in gavelkind, service unknown to the jurors, annual value 53s.4d.
Shamwell, the hundred, of the abbess of Denny of her manor of Temple in Strood by a yearly rent of 15s., annual value 26s.8d.
Date of death and heir as above.
366
Writ 14 Jan. 1408.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark. 7 Feb.
He held in his demesne as of fee 2 a. in Worplesdon with the advowson, of Elizabeth Spencer of the honour of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 16d., and the advowson £10 when it occurs.
Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/65, no.10
E 149/91, no.16
367 JOHN DENEYS
Writ 6 May 1408.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 12 June.
John Deneys of Orleigh held the manor of ‘Horton’ of John Holand, earl of Huntingdon, a minor in the king’s ward, of the castle of Barnstaple by knight service, annual value 100s.
He died on 5 Feb. 1405. John his son is next heir, aged 11 years and more.
C 137/65, no.11
368 ELIZABETH WIDOW OF PHILIP POPHAM
Writ 28 Aug. 1408.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Abingdon. 29 Oct.
William Waryn, clerk, by his deed dated 18 Oct. 1393 granted to Philip son of Philip Popham, knight, Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of his body a rent of 10 marks from the manor of Lyford, payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, with the right to distrain if it should be in arrears by 15 days. So Elizabeth held it. The manor of Lyford is held of the abbot of Abingdon by knight service and the payment of 6s.8d. for the ward of Windsor castle every 17 weeks.
She died on 24 July. Margaret, aged 8 years on 1 May last, and Maud, aged 7 years in Whitweek last, are the daughters and heirs of Philip and Elizabeth.
369
Writ 20 Oct. 1408.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester. 29 Oct.
She held the manor of Dummer of Henry prince of Wales of the honour of Wallingford by knight service jointly with Philip her late husband, annual value 66s.8d.
She died on 25 July last. Margaret, aged 8 years and more, and Maud, aged 7 years and more, are daughters and heirs of Elizabeth and Philip.
C 137/65, no.12; 71, no.22
E 149/91, no.12
370 JOHN CRESSY
Writ 29 Oct. 1407.
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne. 6 Nov.
He held half the manor of Coombe Keynes in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 50s.
He died on 1 Oct. Thomas Cressy his son and next heir was aged 6 years on March 25 last.
371
Writ 16 Oct. 1407.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Luton. 28 Oct.
In Luton he held in his demesne in fee tail a third part of the manor of the king in chief by knight service as one third of half a fee, annual value 5 marks; and in his demesne as of fee a watermill, annual value 10s., and a horse mill, 6s.8d., of Hugh Stoppeslee, service unknown but the horse mill renders 2s. yearly to Hugh; and half a watermill, of no yearly value because ruined and fallen down.
He also held in his demesne in fee tail 1 toft called ‘Motegoldeswyk’ of John Waleys by a yearly rent of 2d., annual value 6d.
He had held the hundred of Flitt, but long before his death he granted it by charter for a sum of money to John Cornewaill for 25 years with no further rent, and he rendered a farm of 60s. yearly to the king for it.
Date of death and heir, aged 8 years, as above.
372
Writ 29 Oct. 1407.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Luton. 6 Dec.
He held in his demesne as of fee two parts of one third of the manor of Luton of the king in chief by the service of two parts of one third of half a knight’s fee; and 2 parts of the hundred of Flitt, with two parts of the leet, also of the king in chief by knight service and by the payment of two parts of 60s. to the sheriff at Midsummer.
Long before his death, by his deed dated 6 Jan. 1406, and shown to the jurors, he granted to John Cornewayle, knight, for the term of 15 years [sic] two parts of the hundred and leet, with the reversion of the third part which Parnel widow of Hugh Mortymer, knight, held in dower. Two parts of one third of the manor with two parts of the hundred and of the leet are worth £20 yearly.
He also held in his demesne as of fee: two parts of a horse mill with two parts of a garden in Luton of Hugh Stoppeslegh by a rent of two parts of 2s., annual value 6s.8d.; two parts of a cottage in the same place of John Rowelond and William Asshe by two parts of a rent of 14d. and two parts of two boon works in autumn, annual value 20d.; and two parts of 2 a. of 1 rood of meadow there of John Walleys by two parts of a rent of 3s., annual value 18d.
Date of death and heir as above [no.370].
373
Writ 29 Oct. 1407.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 24 Jan. 1408.
Long before his death he held the manor of Dodford in his demesne as of fee and gave one half of it to William Brantyngham, knight, for life and to his heirs and assigns, except for the services of free tenants living outside Dodford, and the other half to the same William and Joan his wife for their lives, with the same exception, on certain conditions contained in an indenture shown to the jurors, the reversion with the exceptions excepted being to John Cressy and his heirs. William Brantyngham afterwards granted to Peter Besyles and John vicar of Dodford all his estate in this manor, rendering him yearly 45 marks on certain conditions.
Afterwards Peter Besyles and John the vicar let the manor at farm to John Cressy for the term of 100 years beginning on 27 Dec. 1399. So he held both the term and the reversion. It is held of the king of the honour of Leicester by knight service, annual value £40.
He also held certain service rents in his demesne as of fee: in Elkington 13s.4d.; Glassthorpe 32s.4d.; Floore 15s.; Upper Heyford 4s.8d.; Harlestone 3s.; Astrop 4s.; and Farthingstone 4d. and 1 lb. pepper.
Date of death and heir as above [no.370].
374
Writ 29 Oct. 1407.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Much Wenlock. 30 Oct.
He held two parts of the manor of Quatt in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £6.
Date of death and heir as above [no.370].
C 137/65, no.13, mm.1–10
E 149/90, no.8
E 152/423, no.1
375 THOMAS SON OF JOHN CRESSY
Writ 1 Nov. 1407.
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne. 6 Nov.
Half the manor of Coombe Keynes, which John Cressy held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, is in the king’s hands owing to the minority of Thomas his heir, annual value 50s.
Thomas died on 30 Oct. John brother and heir of Thomas was then aged 33 weeks.
376
Writ 1 Nov. 1407.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Luton. 8 Dec.
Owing to the death of John Cressy and the minority of his heir two parts of the following were taken into the king’s hands: one third of the manor of Luton, the hundred of Flitt with the leet, 1 horse mill, 1 garden, 1 cottage, and 2 a. 1 rood of meadow, except for the two parts of the hundred and leet which John Cressy granted to John Cornewayle, knight, for a term of years.
The two parts of the third of the manor are held of the king in chief by the service of two parts of one third of half a knight’s fee, two parts of the hundred and leet of the king in chief by knight service and two parts of a rent of 60s. payable to the sheriff at Midsummer, annual value together £20; the mill and garden of Hugh Stoppesle by two parts of a rent of 2s., annual value 8s.10d.; the two parts of the cottage of John Rowelond and William Aissh by two parts of a rent of 14d. and two boon works in autumn, annual value 2s.; and the meadow of John Waleys by two parts of a rent of 3s., annual value 2s.
Date of death and heir as above [no.375].
377
Writ 1 Nov. 1407.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 24 Jan. 1408.
Owing to the death of John Cressy and the minority of his heir 73s. in service rents in Elkington, Glassthorpe, Floore, Upper Heyford, Harlestone, Astrop and Farthingstone and 1/2 lb. pepper in Farthingstone, which he held in his demesne as of fee of the king of the honour of Leicester by knight service, were taken into the king’s hands.
Date of death and heir as above [no.375].
378
Writ 1 Nov. 1407.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Much Wenlock, 14 Nov.
Two parts of the manor of Quatt which John Cressy held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service were taken into the king’s hands owing to his death and the minority of his heir, annual value £6.
Date of death and heir as above [no.375].
C 137/65, no.13, mm.11–18
E 149/90, no.8
E 152/423, no.2
379 WILLIAM DE CARNABY
Writ 28 Jan. 1408.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Corbridge. 30 June.
He held the vill of Halton in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, a payment of £4 by the sheriff for the keeping of the castle of Newcastle upon Tyne and a cornage rent of 2s.4d., annual value £6; and two parts of the vill of Great Whittington as a member of Halton, also of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 100s. and no more owing to destruction by the Scots.
Jointly with Isabel his wife he held the hamlet of Clarewood to them and their heirs, with remainder failing such heirs to his right heirs, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 26s.8d.
He died on 25 May 1407. William his son and heir was aged 18 years on 12 April last.
C 137/65, no.14
380 JOHN NEUMAN OF GAMLINGAY
Writ 18 May 1408.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Gamlingay. 11 June.
One messuage, 5 a. arable and 1 croft containing 3 roods in Gamlingay, which John Neuman, smith, held in right of the inheritance of Joan his wife, came into the hands of Richard II owing to his outlawry at the suit of Richard Gregori of London, ironmonger, in a plea of debt, and remain in the present king’s hands. Half the messuage and 2 a. are held of Baldwin de Sancto Georgio by a rent of 8d.; the other half with 2 1/2 a. of the rector of the parish church of Gamlingay by a rent of 6d.; and the 2 roods of the fee called ‘Edmond Avenell’ by a rent of 18d.
John Smyth, his son and next heir, is aged 32 years and more.
C 137/65, no.15
381 HENRY EDYNGTON
Writ 12 May 1408.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Chipping Norton. 16 June.
He held 1 messuage and 2 hides in Bloxham of Roger Beauchamp, knight, and his predecessors by the service of a seventh part of a knight’s fee, annual value 20s. When he died they do not know. Afterwards Alice entered them as his daughter and heir, held all her life and died holding them. Then William atte Grove, her son and heir, entered and took the profits. He leased them to John Stoke and Katherine his wife, William’s daughter, for the term of their lives. John died, and Katherine married Thomas Pachyns and they held them. William atte Grove granted the reversion after the death of Katherine to Thomas Pachyns, junior, and Thomas Pachyns, senior, and Katherine attorned to him.
C 137/65, no.16
382 MARGARET CHAUMBERLAIN
Writ 9 June 1408.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Leighton Buzzard. 3 July.
Margaret widow of Richard Chaumberlain held jointly with Richard to them and their heirs:
Stanbridge, the manor, of the king in chief in serjeanty by a rent of 60s., annual value 13s.4d. and no more because the prior of Newnham has an annuity of £4 from it in alms from the king.
Tilsworth, the manor, of Andrew Broun by knight service of his manor of Glapthorn rendering for it 1 sparrowhawk yearly, annual value 5 marks and no more because Richard Chamberleyn, knight, the father of Richard, esquire, granted to Elizabeth who was wife of John Morteyn and is still alive a rent of 20 marks from this manor, payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, by his deed dated at Elstow on 16 March 1382.
She died on 26 April last. Richard her son and heir is aged 16 years and more.
383
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Southcott. 3 July 1408.
Jointly with Richard her former husband to them and their heirs she held:
Ekeney, the manor and advowson, of Lord Burnell, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. and no more because Richard Chaumberleyn, knight, the father of Richard, granted a rent of £7 to Joan Ekeney for life and she still lives.
Petsoe, the manor and advowson, of Reynold Lord Grey of Ruthin by knight service, annual value £4.
Date of death and heir as above.
384
Writ 9 June 1408.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 22 Sept.
After the death of Richard her husband she held in dower in Mullecotes otherwise called ‘Chaumberlaincotes’ a croft called ‘Spyneyerd’, with a third part of the mansion called ‘Chaumberlainesplace’, a third part of a garden and a third part of a close called ‘Chapelherd’, of the earl of Kent, service unknown, annual value nil.
Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/65, no.17
E 149/90, no.9
385 RICHARD BERDE
Writ 5 July 1408.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham. 21 Dec.
He held in his demesne as of fee jointly with Agnes his wife 5 messuages and 300 a. arable and meadow in Milton Keynes, North Crawley and Walton, annual value 100s.; Milton Keynes of John Ayllesbury, knight, North Crawley of Humphrey earl of Stafford, who is under age in the king’s ward, and Walton of Lord Talbot, services unknown.
He died on 10 Nov. 1393. Alice wife of Thomas Baylly of Little Brickhill, his kinswoman and next heir, is aged 30 years and more. Agnes widow of Richard has taken the profits since his death.
C 137/66, no.18
386 THOMAS FAUCOMBERGE, KNIGHT
Writ 2 Oct. 1407.
YORK. Inquisition. New Malton. 20 Oct.
He held the castle and manor of Skelton and the manor of Marske in his demesne in fee tail by the grant of John Ellerker and Robert Santon by a fine made with the king’s licence [CP 25(1)/279/150, no.49] with remainder in default of heirs of his body to Walter son of Roger Faucomberge, knight, and the heirs of his body, and the right heirs of Thomas. They are held of the king in chief by knight service; annual values, castle nil, the manors £30.
He held the manor of Redcar, 49 messuages, 300 tofts, 200 a., £20 rent and the toll and profits of the boats of Redcar called ‘Cobylferme’, jointly with his wife Joan, who survives him, remainder as above, by a similar fine [CP 25(1)/279/151, no.1], of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £27.
He died on 9 Sept. last. Joan his daughter and heir is aged 1 year and more.
387 JOAN WIDOW OF THOMAS FAUCOMBERGE, KNIGHT
Writ to assign dower, 20 Jan. 1408 [CCR 1405–9, p.304].
YORK. Assignment of dower in the presence of Robert Conyers, knight, John Wyrsall, esquire, and Richard de Mersk, chaplain, attorneys of Ralph de Nevylle, earl of Westmorland, to whom the king granted the custody of two parts of the lands and tenements. Skelton. 20 Oct.
In the town and territory of Skelton in Cleveland: 1 built messuage with garden; 1 croft and 6 bovates held by William Shupherde; 1 built messuage with garden; 2 crofts and 1 bovate held by John Proctour; 1 waste messuage and 1 bovate by John Walkere; 2 bovates by John Harpour; 3 waste messuages and 1 bovate by William Mason senior; 1 burnt messuage, a close called ‘Cadycroft’ and a parcel of land called ‘le Wanles’ by the same; a third part of a messuage and of a bovate by Roger Homet; with all the services of these tenants; 4 a. of foreshore at ‘Thilekelde’, ‘Roskeldesyke’ and ‘Grenwalde’ held by John Proctour; 1 close of herbage in ‘Burghgate’ and 1 called ‘Copyncroft’ by John Donaldeson; 1 built cottage by Thomas de Newsom, and 1 by John Byrde; 1 with garden and croft by William Whytekyrke; 1 garden and croft with 9 a. by William Syng; 1 built cottage with 2 crofts by Robert Hogeson, the lord’s villein; 1 ruinous cottage by Sibota Westland; 1 croft of herbage called ‘Bruyscroft’ by William Westland; 1 built burgage and 1 croft by John Pottere; 1 close of herbage called ‘Kyrkebyclos’ and 1 plot used for making pots (pro ollis inde faciendis) by the same; 2 waste cottages in ‘Marketgate’ next William Lambard’s tenement on the south, let for a rent of 12d.; 1 cottage now in the lord’s hands, formerly held by William Westland for 20d., now paying nothing; 20d. rent from the cottage of William Roylecourt freely held in Skelton; 6d. or 1 pair of gilt spurs from lands of John de Levesham in Boulby and Easington, with all the services due from these lands.
Also in Skelton, 4d. rent from lands formerly of Thomas de Seton; 1d. from 3 a. held by Richard Pelser; 1 1/2d. for a plot of land and 3 a. by Richard Tratyll; 4 horseshoes from 1 messuage and 4 bovates by Robert Playce; 2 barbed arrows from a close called ‘Bagdalesclos’ by William Plumber; 1/2 lb. cumin from 1 messuage by Richard Mikylby; 1/4d. from 1 messuage and 10 a. by William Boysman; and burgages held by William Dalehous, rent 9d.; Joan Coton, 6d.; John del Byre, 12d.; 1 called ‘Byltonbank’ by Walter de Faucomberg, 2d.; 1 waste burgage of the same next that of John Lythfot, 3d.; William Shupherde, 2d.; 3 by Robert Milner, 12d. and 3 boon works; 1 by John Pottere, 6d. and 3 boon works; 1 by William Westland, 6d. and 3 boon works; 1 next the burgage of Ralph Colstan by Walter Faucomberg, 4 1/2d. and 3 boon works; 1 by Thomas Parva, 3d. and 3 boon works; 1 by William Wyresdale, chaplain, 3d. and 3 boon works; 1 by John Gollan, 3d. and 3 boon works; 2 parts of a burgage by Thomas Douson, 2 1/4d. and 3 boon works; 1 of Isabel Corry held of the prior of Guisborough, 3 autumn boon works; 1 tenement by Roger Homet of the same prior, 3 autumn boon works, 1 tenement by William Tayllor, 1 autumn boon work.
In a place called Stanghow 1 built cottage, 2 waste cottages, 1 bovate and a tenement called ‘Blackhall’ held by Thomas Carlele; and 1 built messuage, 2 waste messuages and 4 bovates by John West. In a place called ‘Greneryg’ 2 built messuages and 6 bovates by John Tayllour. Of the demesne lands of Skelton in a place called the ‘Milnholm’ 4 a. to the west; in a place called ‘Patrow’ 5 a. to the west; in a place called ‘Rosshow’ 15 a. to the west; in ‘Rosshowmarre’ 1 a. meadow to the east; in ‘Brakanheved’ 3 a. in the middle; in ‘Rothtwayte’ 9 1/4 a. to the west; in ‘Killryg’ 17 a. in the middle; in ‘Wandaleflat’ 4 1/2 a. to the north; in ‘Roweldesyke’ 2 a. to the east.
In the ‘Estfeld’ in ‘Barlyflat’ 2 a. to the south; in ‘Pactflat’ 3 a. to the north; in ‘Roghowflat’ with all of ‘Belheved’ 10 a. to the east; in ‘Bakstandaleflat’ 9 a. in the middle; in ‘Daltonflat’ 12 a. to the north; in ‘Essheflat’ 6 a. to the south. In the ‘Southfeld’ in ‘Berylythflat’ 4 a. to the north; in ‘Stakhowlythflat’ 6 a. to the south; in ‘Ploxmanflat’ 5 a. to the east; in ‘Cutland’ 1/3 a. in the middle. In the ‘Westfeld’ in ‘Stokkingeflat’ 7 a. to the north; between the ‘Grenemere’ and ‘Westpark’ 3 a. to the west; in the Longeflat’ 6 a. to the west; between ‘Bagdalesbank’ and the ‘Westpark’ 8 a. to the east; in ‘Asdalesflat’ 16 a. to the north and 1/3 of a sheepfold to the west. In the demesne meadows in ‘Mikelenges’ 8 a. in the middle; in ‘Gysbornsyke’ 1/3 of a meadow in the middle; in ‘Roghowswyke’ 1 a. on the south; 1 plot of herbage called ‘Tydkinhowclos’ and all ‘Flathowclos’, annual value 20s.; 2 small closes there, 18d.; all of ‘Afdale’ and ‘Camdale’, 20s.; and in a place called Margrave Park a ‘vesture’ of 14 a. to the south, value 14d. the a., and 2 3/4 a. of the covering (coopertura) there to the west, value 16d. the a.; the closes called ‘Thomalynessones clos’, ‘Robertbacsterclos’ and ‘Turnbolclos’; the ‘Byrkeclos’ as enclosed; the whole of the ‘Combes’; and all the ‘Rokerbankes’ as enclosed; all the external (forinsecos) woods between the lordship of Skelton and Brotton from Kilton Thorpe to the sea; a plot of herbage next the castle called the ‘Cunynggarth’ as enclosed; a place called the ‘Langdikes’ next the castle with ‘Penigareth’ as enclosed; also a rent of 6s.8d. from the tenants of Brotton to water their cattle at Skelton beck; 1 a. of foreland at the ‘Laphowpool’; 30 a. at ‘Wandels’ on the south side; 1 a. on ‘Swertmowde’; 1 a. on the ‘Langdor’; and 6 roods in the ‘Foulefen’ held by John de Norton.
Also a third part of 3 watermills in Skelton with its members, called ‘Holbekmyll’, ‘Saltbornmyll’ and Skinningrove mill; a third part of a fulling mill, and of the profits of the oven, toll, market and fair there, of the assize of bread and ale, of the court of Skelton, of agistments in pasture and feedings not in severalty, of waste, of casualties arising in wood or plain, as in hawks, sparrowhawks, falcons, and other birds of prey or game, of warren and free chase, waifs and strays, etc. and of the mining of lead, iron, marl and coal and of quarrying of slate and other mines in the lordship of Skelton and its members.
Also the wardships and marriages of the following persons: in Maltby, John Malteby for 5 carucates, Walter de Marton 1 carucate, William Gower 3 bovates, Thomas Forset 1 carucate, the prioress of Keldholme 1 carucate; in Nunnington, William de Seton and Robert Scot 2 carucates as 1 knight’s fee; in Nun Appleton near Cawood, John son of Walter Faucomberge of Bilton 1/4 of a knight’s fee; in Barton in Richmondshire, John Moubray for 1/4 fee, Roger Grenville and Richard Hudilston another 1/4 fee; in Ingleby Barwick, William Gower 5 carucates, John Lemanson, William Neuham and John Batur 1 carucate as 1/2 fee, the heirs of Ralph de Bulmer and of Stephen de Coton 3/4 fee; in Mappleton in Holderness, the heirs of Herbert de St. Quyntyn 8 carucates. All these persons hold of the said Joan alone as of her dower for life, and are assigned to her as a third part of all the services etc.
Next he assigned within the site of the manor of Marsk, 1 built house called the ‘Lessehous’, a third part of a ruinous granary to the south, the smaller barn, a third part of all profits from the site except the houses assigned to the heir of Thomas Facomberg, knight, with free ingress and egress, a third part of the profits of the dovecot, orchard, and small garden of herbage next the orchard on the west, and a close of herbage next the orchard in the middle. Of the demesne lands there: in the ‘Estfeld’ in a place called ‘Barlyflat’ 3 a. to the south between 4 selions, and half a ‘hedlond’ at the north end; in ‘Langflat’ 8 a. to the east; in the ‘Toftes’ 21 a. 3 roods 3 perches to the east; in ‘Pytflat’ 25 1/2 a. 1 1/6 roods in the middle; in ‘Rouclifflat’ 14 1/2 a. 1/3 rood 5 perches in the east; in ‘Halkarlond’ 5 1/2 and 1/6 a. to the west, parcel of the ‘Toftes’; in ‘Pytsykeflat’ 2 1/2 and 1/6 a. to the west, parcel of ‘Pytflat’. In the ‘Southfeld’ in ‘Uplethumflat’ to the north 8 a. 1/2 rood in the middle; in ‘Morefeld’ 10 1/2 and 1/6 a. in 16 selions to the east; in ‘Turfhowflat’ 5 1/2 a. in the middle; in ‘Swertmundeflat’ otherwise called ‘Morefeld’ on the west, in the middle, and in three other places in the same culture 24 a. 1 1/3 roods. In the ‘Westfeld’ in ‘Gyldhousflat’ 6 a. 1 1/3 roods to the north; in the ‘Langeflat’ 34 1/2 a. 1/3 rood to the west; in ‘Grenewaldeflat’ 21 1/2 a. to the east; 1/3 of the buttes of the same culture to the north; in ‘Stodfalde’ 26 1/6 a. to the east; in the ‘Broke’ 8 a. 1 1/3 roods in the middle. Of the demesne meadows called the ‘Halenges’ of the first part 8 a. to the south, in the same on the ‘Swetehill’ 10 a. in the middle, and in the north part 8 a. in the middle, and 1/3 of the profits of the ditches round the ‘Halenges’, with the agistments in the fields, pastures and closes next the manor; and in the place called the ‘Legh’ 32 a. 3 roods of pasture to the east, 1/3 of a marshy(?) meadow (marstall’ prati) called ‘Yernekeldale’ on the north side. In the ‘Estfeld’ in a place called the ‘Kerr’ 1/3 of the meadow to the east, and in the ‘Westkerr’ 1/3 to the west, and 1/3 of the profits of the parcels of herbage next ‘Langebek’, ‘Graygate’, ‘Estladgate’, ‘Westladgate’, ‘Pytmere’, ‘Swertmundesyke’, ‘Cotmankerre’, ‘Grenewaldemere’, ‘Clovenmere’ and the ‘Swathedyke’, as well in the soil as in the money received for them.
Also in the vill and territory of Marske, 1 built messuage, 1 waste messuage, and 4 bovates held by William Jacson; a similar parcel by Robert Dycsonman; a built messuage and 4 bovates by William Graystoke; 1 built messuage and 2 bovates by Richard Atkynson; a similar parcel by William Plasterer senior; 2 built messuage and 2 bovate by Alice Hammondesson; 1 built messuage, 1 waste messuage and 3 bovates by Robert Grayveson, the lord’s villein; 1 built messuage, 3 bovates and 3 boon works by William Fox; 2 bovates by William Gylson, the lord’s villein; 1 built messuage by Richard Joneson; 5 a. foreland called ‘Dryngland’, 4 a. of the Percy fee, and 1 a. at ‘Wygerstaman’ by William Graystok; 2 a. foreland called ‘Mikeldeldes’ by Richard Atkynson; 1 1/4 a. foreland in ‘Grenewaldeldes’ by Thomas del Park; a cottage, garden, croft, and 6 boon works by John Mikelby; 2 built cottages, 2 waste cottages, and 5 boon works by Robert Stope; 1 built cottage, 1 waste cottage, and 1 boon work formerly held by Robert Storor, now by Hugh Neucomen; a similar parcel by John Marsshall; a third part of the profits of a bovate of the Percy fee, now in decay; 3s. and 1 lb. cumin of the fee farm of certain lands and tenements in Marske held by Alan Lambarde by knight service; and 1 toft, 1 croft and 1 1/2 a. in Upleatham held by Adam Colynson.
The above-named tenants of Marske held 74 bovates, of which 74 a. lie in the field of Redcar called ‘Rydkerfeld’, and are claimed by Joan as her own in virtue of a fine concerning the manor and various lands there [CP 25(1)/279/151, no.1], but in order to avoid disputes and for the sake of peace between herself and the earl of Westmorland, keeper of the lands, and Joan the daughter and heir of Thomas Faucomberg she accepts a third part under protest that this does not confirm their rights to the other two parts.
Also various saltpans, called ‘saltcotes’ in English, in East Coatham, 1 held by Joan late the wife of Richard de Cotom by a rent of 5 bushels of salt, 1 held by John Watteson for 5 bushels, a third part of a half held by John Dogeson for 3 1/2 pecks of salt; and at West Coatham 1 held by William Cornay for 2 1/2 bushels, and 2 by William Adamson for 5 bushels. There are other ‘saltcotes’ there not worked and paying no rent at present, but when worked she will have a third part of the profits.
Also a third part of: the profits of the court of Marske, the assize of bread and ale, the agistments, wastes, casual issues of wood and plain, nests of hawks, sparrowhawks, falcons and other wild birds, warren and free chase in moors, pastures and wastes, waifs and strays, chattels of felons and fugitives, wreck of the sea between Runswick and Yarm, sea gouts (les gottes de meere), tolls and ovens of Marske and Coatham, with their members, profits of a windmill called ‘Rydkermyll’ or ‘Leymilne’, the passage of ‘Melodes’, profits arising from inspections (‘monstur’) and from Runswick to the ‘Blaksshore’, the toll of Middlesbrough, the court there for the measuring of nets and other engines in the river Tees when it is put ready for the taking of salmon.
Also in Upleatham of the former holdings of Roger Dounay, 1 chamber with cellars under at the east end of the capital messuage, 1 ruinous house next the gate of the same messuage on the west, all the orchard there as enclosed, with free ingress and egress; and 1 built cottage and garden held by John Speton junior, a close formerly held by Adam Tayllour, annual value 40d., a third part of a culture called the ‘Crosflat’ on the south side, a third part of ‘Thorntonflat’ on the west, a third part of a culture next ‘Helwysdyke’ on the east; 1 cottage held by Alice Brawath; and 1 1/4d. from 1/3 of 2 a. now held by John de Speton junior in the ‘Estfeld’, 2 selions on the ‘Estmykeldeldes’ on the east, 3 selions on the ‘Nettilthwaytes’ on the east, 2 selions at the ‘Mylndeldes’ on the north, 1 selion at the ‘Pyddeldes’ on the north. In the ‘westfeld’ 1 selion at the ‘Westbideldes’ on the north, 1 selion at ‘Grenwaldeldes’ on the east, 2 selions at ‘Westmykeldeldes’ on the east, 1 selion at the ‘Astwaldes’ on the west, 1 selion at ‘Moredeldes’ on the east, 2 selions at ‘Westmykeldeldes’ under the ‘Morefeld’ on the east, 1 selion at the ‘Langdeldes’ in the ‘Southfeld’ on the north, 1 selion at ‘Thornbekhull’ in the middle; 1/3 of 1 culture abutting on the ‘Hesildales’ on the north, and of 1 under the ‘Haleng’ on the east; 1 ‘astwald’ and 1 ‘saltflat’ now held by John Warde, and a yearly rent of 20d.; 1 a. meadow in ‘Merskenges’ on the east; 1/2 a. of meadow in the ‘Wandeldes’; and 1 swathe of meadow in the ‘Swathes’ on the east.
Also a third part of: the profit of 2 messuages and 2 bovates in the vill and territory of Nunnington in Ryedale, with the services of tenants, both free and villein; the fee farm of Appleton le Street in Ryedale, which Thomas Faucomberg, knight, held, with all the services of tenants, free and villein; and all fees, wards, reliefs, marriages, and advowsons belonging to him in Yorkshire on the day that he died.
388
Writ 15 March 1409.
YORK. Inquisition. Skelton. 16 Aug.
She held in dower a third part of the manors of Skelton and Marske, and of lands and tenements in the vill of Nunnington of the king in chief by knight service, with reversion to Joan, daughter and heir of Thomas, her late husband, annual value £10.
In fee tail she held the manor of Redcar, 49 messuages, 200 a. and 20s. rents in the land of Redcar, of the king in chief by knight service, with reversion to the same Joan, annual value £27.
She died on 4 March last. Joan, daughter and next heir of Thomas and herself, is aged 2 years and more.
C 137/66, no.19; 70, no.15
E 149/93, no.2
389 ELIZABETH WIDOW OF JOHN DE ARUNDELL, KNIGHT
Writ 8 May 1408.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester. 19 June.
The manors of Woodchester and King’s Stanley were granted to John Darundell, knight, and Eleanor his wife, for his life with remainder to John his son, and Elizabeth his wife in fee tail, by John Chelrey, clerk. On the death of the elder John, the younger John and Elizabeth his wife entered and held the manors. John died and Elizabeth held them until her death. King’s Stanley is held of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 20 marks. Woodchester is held of the earl of Salisbury of his manor of Garsington in Oxfordshire by knight service, amount also unknown, annual value 20 marks and 6d.
She died on 11 April last. John Darundell, esquire, son and heir of John and Elizabeth, is aged 22 years and more.
C 137/66, no.20
E 149/91, no.5
390 THOMAS KELLY
Writ 6 Feb. 1408.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 21 Feb.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Heavitree, the manor, of John de Monte Acuto, late earl of Salisbury, of his manor of Wonford by knight service, annual value £4. Wonford is held of the king in chief by knight service and was taken into the king’s hands on the forfeiture of the earl. Henry Talbot, esquire, has occupied Heavitree since the death of Thomas and taken the profits, title unknown.
Kelly, the manor, of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, by knight service, annual value £6.
Edgeley, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, also of the earl of Devon by knight service, annual value 20s.
He died on 14 Sept. 1404. Nicholas his son and next heir was aged 21 years on 8 Jan. last.
391
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to the estate of the earl of Salisbury in the above manor of Wonford, 16 May 1408.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 6 June.
The earl of Salisbury held the manor to himself and the heirs of his body.
C 137/66, no.21
392 NICHOLAS SON OF THOMAS KELLY
Writ for proof of age; Henry Talbot, esquire, should be warned to be present, 21 March 1408.
[Endorsed]: Henry Talbot was warned by John Trefrydowe and John Combe.
DEVON. Proof of age. Kelly. 23 April.
The jurors say that Nicholas was born at Kelly and baptised there on 13 Jan. 1387, and this they know for the reasons given:
William Wortham, aged 70, knows that Nicholas is 21 years of age because he had a daughter Joan born on 21 Jan. 1387.
John Maynard, 44 and more, was taken prisoner in Brittany in the following year and held to ransom.
John Uppecote, 42, has a brother Thomas of the same age as Nicholas.
Richard Facy, 51, had a son Robert born on the Friday after Nicholas.
William Maynard and John Dobell, both 52, met neighbours coming from the church with Nicholas after the baptism.
Richard Maynard, 54, was with the duke of Lancaster in Spain at that time, and when he returned home was told that Nicholas was then aged one year, and seeing him judged that that was correct.
Walter Speare, 60, was in the church at the baptism and held the blessed candle.
William Bolda, 51, was with Richard Palmer at his house at Lifton when he was asked to be godfather with Nicholas Kelly, chaplain.
John Speare, 51, his wife Joan was midwife to Elizabeth, the mother of Nicholas.
Henry Yoman, 52, was present in the church, filled the font with water, and then sought a light at the house of the father, Thomas Kelly.
John Hornebrook, 52, sold a red cow to Thomas Kelly, the father, on the day of the churching of the mother.
C 137/69, no.55
393 THOMAS BRUGGE
Writ 2 May 1408.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Newent. 15 Oct.
He held a manor in Hasfield jointly with Alice his wife by the grant of Henry Yakesley and Hugh Tyldesley, made with royal licence [CPR 1399–1401, p.534], to them and their heirs male with remainder failing such heirs to the heirs of the body of Thomas and the right heirs of John Cassy of Whitfield. It formerly belonged to Edward Sent Johan, knight, and is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 102s.8d.
He also held in right of Alice 1 a. in Stoke Orchard of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 6d.; and half the manor Coberley of Richard Chedder and Isabel his wife of their manor of Dursley, service unknown, annual value 40s.
He died on 7 April last. Alice survives him. Edmund his son and heir is aged 23 years and more.
C 137/66, no.22
E 149/93, no.7
394 EDMUND BRUGGE
Writ 29 Oct. 1408.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cheltenham. 6 Nov.
He held half the manor of Lee in the forest of Dean in his demesne as of fee of John, the king’s son, as of his castle of St. Briavels by a rent of 15s., annual value 40s.; and 1 messuage called ‘Hastyngges’ in Tirley of the duchy of Lancaster as of the manor of Rye by a rent of 7s., annual value 5s.
He held the manors of Sandhurst and Apperley and half of 2 messuages at ‘Lye’ jointly with Blanche his wife, who survives him, by the grant of John Clynton, John Prentys, Robert Banak and Robert Haliday to them and the heirs of their bodies; Sandhurst of Thomas Kyng by a rent of 1d., annual value 5 marks; and Apperley with half of the messuages of the abbot of Westminster, service unknown, annual value 8 marks.
He died on 24 Oct. last. Thomas his son and heir is aged a quarter of a year and more.
C 137/71, no.30
E 149/93, no.8
395 WILLIAM WHITCHESTRE
Writ 20 Feb. 1408.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Morpeth. 16 May.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Seaton Delaval, Callerton and North Dissington, two parts of the manors, and one quarter and two parts of a quarter of the manor of Hartlaw, of the king in chief by knight service, homage, fealty, and suit at the county court of Northumberland every six weeks, annual value £22, and no more these days owing to destruction by the Scots.
Holywell, two parts of 1 messuage and of 12 a., of the earl of Westmorland by fealty and suit of court each year at his three chief courts at Bywell on Tyne, annual value 16d.; and 26s.8d. rent from the lands and tenements there of Henry Lescrop, knight, William de Vescy and William de Halywell, of the same earl by the same service.
Also the reversion of the third parts of the manors of Seaton Delaval, Callerton and North Dissington, of the quarter of Hartlaw, and of the holdings in Holywell, which Joan, widow of Henry de la Vale, knight, holds in dower.
Dukesfield, the manor, of the earl of Westmorland by knight service, annual value 20s.
He died on 12 Feb. last. William his son and next heir was aged 21 years and more before 25 March last.
C 137/66, no.23
396 RICHARD ALEYN
Writ 20 Oct. 1407.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wallingford. 26 Oct.
William Yong of South Morton formerly held in his demesne as of fee 4 messuages, 1 toft, 5 virgates, 8 1/2 a. meadow, and £4 4s.3d. and 1 clove of gillyflower rent in South Moreton. By his deed dated 23 Nov. 1393 he gave them to Walter Yong and Margaret his wife for their lives with remainder to Thomas their son, and the heirs of his body, with successive remainders failing such heirs to John, brother of Thomas, and the heirs of his body, Margaret and Elizabeth, sisters of Thomas, and the heirs of their bodies, and the right heirs of Walter. So Walter and Margaret held, Walter died and Thomas by a fine of 1398 [CP 25(1)/12/78, no.7] granted the reversion to Richard Aleyn, his heirs and assigns, and Margaret ceded all her estate in South Moreton and Fulscot to Richard, he paying her £7 yearly for life by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas. All the tenants attorned to Richard. John Yong by his deed dated 18 Jan. 1404 and enrolled in Chancery released his claim to Richard with warranty, and Thomas Yong likewise released his on 7 April 1404 [CCR 1402–5, pp.294, 298, 300–1]. Thomas and John Yong died without heirs.
Of the above, 2 messuages, 2 virgates, 3 a. meadow called ‘Louches’, and another messuage, and 3 virgates and 5 1/2 a. meadow called ‘Adreshammes’ are held of the king in chief by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value nil owing to the annuity. Another messuage and 3 a. called ‘Colles’ and 1 toft called ‘Frensheharries’ are held of Thomas Rothewell in socage by a rent of 7s. and 2 capons yearly, annual value 3s.4d.
William Yong also held in his demesne as of fee one other messuage, 60 a. arable, and 3 a. meadow in Long Wittenham and Little Wittenham, and granted them to Richard Aleyn, Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to the right heirs of Richard. They are held of the abbot of Abingdon by a rent of 10s., annual value 10s. Richard and Elizabeth had a son Robert, Elizabeth died and Richard survived her.
Richard also held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 2 tofts, 1 carucate and 13 a. meadow in Sugworth by Bagley Wood of the abbot of Abingdon rendering 17d. every 17 weeks for the ward of Windsor castle, annual value 26s.8d.
He died on 30 Aug. last. Robert his son next heir is aged 2 years and 10 weeks.
C 137/66, no.24
397 ROBERT ALEYN
Writ 28 Sept. 1411.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. East Ilsley. 10 Oct.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
South Moreton and Fulscot, 2 messuages, 2 virgates, 3 a. meadow called ‘Louches’, 1 messuage called ‘Adreshammes’, 3 virgates, 5 a. meadow and a rent of £4 4s.3d. and 1 clove of gillyflower, of the king in chief by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value 20s.; and in South Moreton 1 messuage called ‘Colles’ and 1 toft called ‘Frensheharryes’ of Thomas Rothewell in socage by a rent of 7s. and 2 capons, annual value 3s.4d.
Long Wittenham and Little Wittenham, 1 messuage, 60 a. arable and 3 a. meadow, of the abbot of Abingdon by a rent of 10s., annual value 10s.
Sugworth by Bagley Wood, 1 messuage, 2 tofts, 1 carucate and 10 a. meadow, of the abbot of Abingdon, rendering 17d. every 17 weeks for the ward of Windsor castle, annual value 26s.8d.
He died on 22 Sept. last. Maud, wife of William Stokes, is his kinswoman [aunt] and heir, being the sister of Richard, his father, and aged 30 years and more.
C 137/82, no.30
E 149/98, no.11
398 JOHN LUFFWYK
Writ 1 Oct. 1407.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Catherington. 7 Oct.
Long before his death by his deed dated at Hinton Daubney on 20 March 1397 John Luffwyk granted his manor of Hinton Daubney to Edmund Grendon, Robert Baskervill, Gregory Ballard, Adam atte Wode, John Ikelyngton, clerk, and Thomas Arthyngton, and their heirs and assigns, without the king’s licence. They held it and all the tenants attorned to them. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks.
He also granted them 1 a. held of Thomas earl of Arundel by a rent of 6 arrowshafts.
He died on 8 July last. Robert Luffwyk his kinsman and next heir is aged 70 years and more.
C 137/66, no.25
E 149/91, no.14
399 RICHARD RUYHALE
Writ 3 Feb. 1408.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Newent. 18 Sept.
He held two parts of the manor of Dymock jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives him, one half of the two parts by the grant of Roger Northwode, knight, to them and their heirs, with remainder to his right heirs, and the other half by the grant of John Tydenham, knight, to him and his heirs and assigns, by royal licence in each case [CPR 1391–6, pp.515–6]. The third part he held in his demesne as of fee by the grant of Richard, son of John, brother of William de Monte Acuto. The whole manor is held of the king in chief with the manor of Dartford by a rent of 1d. payable at the exchequer. The annual value of the two parts is £12 2s.4d. and of the third part nil because it is charged with an annuity of 16 marks to Richard de Monte Acuto for life.
He died on 30 Jan. last. Richard his son and heir is aged 2 years and more.
400
Writ 3 Feb. 1408.
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford. 26 Jan. 1409.
He held jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives him, to them and his heirs:
Cradley, 9 messuages, 1 carucate, and 2 parcels of meadow and pasture, of the bishop of Hereford, service unknown, annual value 20s., by the grant of William Palmer, John Lenche and Geoffrey Kenaston.
Catley, Upleadon, and Bosbury, 4 messuages and 1 parcel of arable and meadow, of the prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, service also unknown, annual value 13s.4d., by the grant of William Palmer, John Lenche and John Helewys.
Date of death and heir as above.
401
Writ 3 Feb. 1408.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester. 1 Nov.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Bromsgrove, 1 messuage, 1 watermill. 20 a. arable and 6 a. meadow, of the earl of March, under age in the King’s ward, of his manor of Bromsgrove in socage by suit of court at the earl’s court at Lickey every three weeks, annual value 13s.4d.
Droitwich, 1 saltwater vat, of the king in burgage, as all Droitwich is held, annual value 40d.
Bredons Norton, 1 messuage and 10 a., of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value 40d.
Worcester and the suburbs, 6 messuages and 10 shops, of the king in burgage, as all Worcester is held, annual value 10 marks. According to the custom of the city time out of mind the wife of a citizen, marriage having been duly celebrated, has all his holdings for life in dower when her husband held in free bench (liber bancus). Richard was a citizen at his death.
Jointly with Elizabeth his wife he held to them and his heirs:
Naunton, Clifton, Pirton and Severn Stoke, 1 messuage and 2 carucates, by the grant of John Bucke, chaplain, Thomas Gateley and Thomas Stuyre, of John, heir of Thomas Lord Clifford, a minor in the king’s ward, of his manor of Severn Stoke by knight service, annual value 40s.
Ryall, the manor, by the grant of William Palmer, chaplain, John Lenche and Geoffrey Kenaston, of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value 10 marks.
Ryall, Earls Croome, Ripple and Clifton, 3 messuages and 1 carucate, by the grant of the same, of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value 40s.
Gannow, the manor, by the grant of William Palmer, John Lenche and John Halewys, of the earl of Warwick, service unknown, annual value £10.
Queenhill, half the manor, by the grant of the same made on 8 June 1399, of the king in socage by the service of rendering a hound (canis de muta) at the exchequer, annual value 100s.
Birtsmorton, the manor and advowson, by the grant of Geoffrey Herberd, parson of Birtsmorton, and William Palmer, chaplain, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster of the honour of Monmouth, by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks.
Stock and Bradley, 30 messuages, by the grant of John Bofford, parson of Fladbury, and Thomas Wybbe, parson of Hanbury by Droitwich, of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value 10 marks.
Droitwich and Upwich, 8 saltwater vats and 2 saltpans, by the grant of Thomas Brugge, Thomas Hodyngton, Henry Wybbe, William Lenche and John Hambury, of the king in burgage, as all Droitwich is held; and 2 tofts, 60 a. arable and 6 a. meadow in Hadzor by the same grant, of the earl of Warwick, service unknown, annual value 5 marks.
Bredons Norton, 1 messuage, 40 a. arable and 6 a. meadow, by the grant of Henry Cantelowpe and William Byrche, of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value 20s.
Leigh, 4 messuages and 40s. rent, by the grant of William Palmer, John Lenche and Geoffrey Kenaston, of the abbot of Pershore, service unknown, annual value 20s.
Worcester, 2 messuages formerly of William Brugge, by the grant of Alice Brugge, of the king in burgage, as all Worcester is held, annual value 20s.
He also held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Northwick by Worcester, which Henry Hagley and Alice his wife hold for their lives by his grant. It is held of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown.
Date of death and heir as above. Since his death John Philippot and Elizabeth, his wife’s mother, have taken the profits of his lands.
C 137/66, no.26
E 149/91, no.4