Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 402-451

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 402-451

402 THOMAS WARNER
Writ 20 Sept. 1408.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester. 22 Sept.
He held the manor of North Ashley to himself, Joan his wife, the heirs of their bodies and his right heirs, of Richard II in chief by knight service, amount unknown, by a fine of Richard II [CP 25(1)/207/28, no.11] shown to the jurors, annual value 10 marks.
Similarly the manor of Preston Candover by a fine [CP 25(1)/207/28, no.12] by which William Wykeham, bishop of Winchester, gave it them to hold of him by a rose, with reversion failing their heirs to the bishop and his heirs, annual value 5 marks.
They had a daughter Agnes, now deceased, who was the wife of Walter Sandes. She had a son Thomas Sandes, now aged 3 years and more, to whom these manors should now descend.
Thomas and Isabel Overton, once his wife, held jointly by the grant of John Overton, to them, the heirs of their bodies and the right heirs of Isabel: 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Bishop’s Waltham, of the bishop of Winchester in socage of his manor of Bishop’s Waltham, by a rent of 10s. payable by equal parts at the four terms, annual value 20s.; and 1 toft and 2 virgates called ‘Quablond’ in Titchfield, of the king in chief by knight service, 2s. rent and suit at the hundred court of Titchfield, annual value 50s.
They had a daughter Elizabeth, who had a son Thomas Tauk of Hampnett, and he had a son Robert, now aged 5 years and more, to whom these lands should descend.
He died on 8 Sept. last.
C 137/66, no.27
403 THOMAS CHELREY
Writ 5 Nov. 1407.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wantage. 15 Nov.
He held jointly with Elizabeth his wife to them and his heirs:
Upton Moels, a manor there, of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s.
Childrey, a manor called Frethornes with the advowsons of the church and of the chantry of St. Mary, and 30s.8d. rent, of Lord Botreaux in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value of the manor 20 marks; 1 messuage, 2 1/2 virgates and 2 a. meadow called ‘Dephammes’, of Lord Maltravers in socage by a rent of 5s.; and 1 toft, 1 a. arable and 1 hide of meadow, formerly of Henry Chelrey, of the lord of Rampayns in socage by fealty.
Sparsholt and Westcot, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England in socage by a rent of 8s., annual value 10 marks.
Letcombe Bassett, 3 messuages, 6 virgates, 6 virgates of meadow, 12d. rent and the advowson, of the heir of William de la Pole in socage, service unknown, annual value 40s.
West Challow, 4 messuages, 4 virgates and 4 virgates of meadow, of Robert de la Mare in socage by a rent of 13s.4d., annual value 40s.
Charlton, 2 a. and 14d. rent, of Lord Seyntmanaffe, service unknown, annual value 20d.
Buscot, the manor, of the lord of Wellington of his manor of Stallpitts in socage by a rent of 40s., annual value £10.
East Hagbourne, 8 a. meadow, of the lord of la Beche, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.
He also held jointly with Elizabeth his wife to them and the heirs of their bodies:
West Hagbourne, 1 manor, 12 messuages, 100 a. arable, 11 a. meadow and 26s.2 1/2d. rent, of the heir of Richard Wyndesore in socage by a rent of 9s.3d., annual value 100s.
He died on 30 Oct. last. Elizabeth wife of John Kyngeston, one daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth, aged 30 years and more, Sybil another daughter aged 6 years and more, and Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Caleston and Joan his wife, another daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth, aged 9 years and more, are his next heirs.
C 137/66, no.28
404 JOHN LOVELL, KNIGHT
Writ 16 Feb. 1409.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Bradcroft. 18 March.
He held the manor of Great Hambleton for life by the grant of Edmund late earl of March with reversion to the earl and his heirs. It is held of Edward duke of York, as one knight’s fee, in accordance with the grant to him by letters patent, annual value 40 marks. [Cf. CIPM, XVIII, no.629].
He died on 10 Sept. last. John Lovell, knight, is his son and next heir, aged 30 years and more.
405
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
LONDON. Inquisition. 24 Sept.
In right of the inheritance of Maud his wife he held 1 mansion and 12 shops with solars above of the king in free burgage, as all London is held, annual value £10.
Date of death and heir as above.
406
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Heacham. 24 Sept.
He held the manor of Southmere and Docking in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 10 marks.
Date of death and heir as above.
407
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Winslow. 20 Sept.
He held the manor of Broughton by Aylesbury in right of Maud his wife, who survives him, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value £20.
Date of death and heir as above.
408
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Bridgnorth. 21 Sept.
Long before his death he granted 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Romsley to Henry de Cornewaill for life with reversion to himself and his heirs. They are held of Andrew Dudmaston, service unknown, annual value 20s.
He died on 2 Sept. last, heir as above.
409
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Stafford. 21 Sept.
In right of Maud his wife, daughter and heir of Robert Holand, knight, he held the manor of Yoxall in fee tail to them and the heirs of her body, of the duchy of Lancaster as of the honour of Tutbury by knight service. Maud survives him.
There are the site of the manor, annual value nil beyond the cost of repairs to the close; 1 garden, in herbage and fruit 6s.; 1 watermill 16s.8d.; 2 carucates 36s.8d.; 34 a. meadow, at 12d. an acre from Candlemas to Lammas, 34s., and for the remainder of the year nil; 1 place of several pasture called ‘le Car’ 40s.; a park, in herbage beyond the keeping of the game and repairs to the fences 5s.; underwood there 12d; a fishery in the Trent 7s.6d.; assize rents of free tenants and tenants at will payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas 26 marks; pleas and perquisites of court 5s.
He died on 10 Sept. last, heir as above.
410
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Navenby. 25 Sept.
In right of the inheritance of Maud his wife, daughter of Robert son of Robert de Holand, knight, deceased, he held the advowson of the church of St. John the Evangelist, Croxton, of the king in chief of the fee of Winchester by knight service, with 20 a. arable as glebe, annual value 20 marks. The church is held by John Croxton, the parson.
He died at Wardour on 10 Sept. last, heir as above.
411
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester. 22 Sept.
In right of Maud his wife, who survives him, aged 40 years and more, he held: the manor of Bagworth, extending in Bagworth and Thornton, of Richard earl of Warwick by knight service, annual value £20; a third part of the manor of Sheepshead, of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value 100s.; and 6s.8d. rent from a messuage in Leicester.
He died on 10 Sept. last, heir as above.
412
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford. 22 Sept.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Ducklington, the manor and advowson, of Lord Talbot by suit of court at the hundred of Bampton, annual value 100s.
Brize Norton, the manor formerly of Thomas Fretewell, of the prince [of Wales], service unknown, annual value 40s.
Minster, 1 messuage, 2 carucates and 16 1/2 a. meadow called ‘Laundelles’, of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.
Shorthampton, half a virgate, of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 2s.
Chadlington, 3 tenements and 3 virgates, of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.
Chilson, a manor there, of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. beyond 40s. yearly granted by deed to Thomas Bekyngham, esquire, for life for his good service.
Jointly with Maud his wife he held the manor of Minster Lovell by the grant of Thomas archbishop of Canterbury and formerly of York, and Richard Holte, who are still alive, Richard Abberbury and others, of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 20 marks; and 5 a. of assart in the forest of Wychwood, of the king by paying 22d. yearly at the exchequer by the sheriff, annual value beyond that nil.
He died on 10 Sept., heir as above.
413
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Grandpont. 22 Sept. 1408.
He held jointly with Maud his wife by the grant of Reynold Sheffeld various lands, tenements, feedings, pastures, meadows, woods, rents and services in Ufton Robert, Ufton Nervet, Sulhamstead Bannister, Sulhamstead Abbots, Englefield and Padworth, of Lady Constance Paynell, lady of Ufton Robert, by a rent of 16s., annual value 40s.
Of the inheritance of Maud he held the manor of Denford of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 40s.
He died on 10 Sept., heir as above.
414
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester. 24 Sept.
He held in his demesne as of fee: the manor and advowson of Sparkford of Richard de Sancto Mauro by knight service, annual value £10; the manor and advowson of North Cheriton of the lord of the manor of Maperton by knight service, annual value 8 marks; and the manor of Upton Noble of the abbot of Glastonbury by knight service, annual value 8 marks.
He died on 10 Sept., heir as above.
415
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne. 24 Sept. 1408.
Jointly with Maud his wife by the grant of William Hankeford and others by a charter shown to the jurors with remainder after their deaths to Robert Lovell their son and his heirs, and failing such heirs to the right heirs of John himself, he held: the manor and advowson of Sutton Waldron with knight’s fees belonging to it of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks; and 1 messuage and 40 a. in Brockhampton of the abbot of Sherborne in socage, annual value 20s.
He held the advowson of Maiden Newton at alternate presentations in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20.
He died on 10 Sept., heir as above.
416
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 21 Sept.
Jointly with Maud his wife he held one manor of Titchmarsh of the king, of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, by the grant of Thomas archbishop of Canterbury and formerly of York, and Richard Holte, who are still living, and Richard Abberbury, William Worfton and Thomas Themese, deceased, to them and their heirs, annual value 20 marks; two parts of another manor of Titchmarsh, formerly of Henry Tycchemerssh, in his demesne as of fee, of John Holand, knight, service unknown, annual value 4 marks; and the remaining third part of that manor for the life of Margaret, formerly wife of Henry Tycchemersh, who still lives, of John Bray and Katherine his wife, in right of Katherine, service unknown.
He held the manor of Hinton in the Hedges by Brackley jointly with William la Zouche of Haringworth, knight, John Lovell, junior, knight, Thomas Grene, knight, and others by the grant of Thomas Hinton, clerk, made in the time of Richard II to them, Giles de Malore, knight, now deceased, and their heirs and assigns. It is held of the king by knight service of his part of the earldom of Hereford, annual value 20 marks.
He held the manor of Edgecote in his demesne as of fee of William Thirnyng, knight, of his manor of Harrowden by knight service, annual value 24 marks.
In right of the inheritance of Maud his wife, heir of Robert de Holand, knight, he held: 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Maidford of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 10s.; the manors of Brackley, annual value 5 marks, and Halse, annual value 5 marks, of the king in chief by a yearly rent of 1 unmewed sparrowhawk; the manor of Kings Sutton of Roger Lord le Straunge in socage by fealty alone, annual value £18 2d.; the hundred of Kings Sutton of the king in chief at fee farm, rendering £4 16d. by the sheriff by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, annual value beyond that nil; and 4 a. wood in Wadenhoe with the advowson of All Saints church, Aldwinkle, of the manor of Braybrooke by knight service, annual values, the wood nil, the church 10 marks.
He died on 10 Sept., heir as above.
417
Writ 11 Sept. 1408.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Calne. 22 Sept.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Poulshot, half the manor, of the lord of Wellington by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value beyond a rent of 100s. payable at Michaelmas, and granted by John Lovell to John Bryant for life, 10 marks.
Potterne and Marston, 4 messuages and 5 virgates, of the bishop of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 30s.
Mannington, a third part of the manor and the reversion of the other two parts which Petronilla Stokes holds for life by the grant of John Lovell, of the duke of York by knight service, annual value of the third part 26s.8d.
Bridzor, the reversion of the manor, of the abbess of Shaftesbury, service unknown, annual value 100s.
Earlscourt, the reversion of the manor, of the heir of Robert Houlond of his manor of Wanborough by the service of half a knight’s fee.
Henset and Timbridge, the reversion of 100s. rent which Richard Holte holds for life; and Knowle, the reversion of the manor which Petronilla Stokes holds for life; both of Lord Cobham of his manor of Chisbury, service unknown.
Huish, the manor and advowson, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value of the manor nil beyond a rent of £20 payable to Thomas Lovell and his heirs by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas.
Shaw and Oare, 5 messuages and 8 virgates, of the prior of Bradenstoke, service unknown, annual value 25s.
Devizes, 6 messuages, of Queen Joan in free burgage, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d.
Chelworth, the reversion of 40s. rent held for life by Richard Colyngbourne by the grant of John Lovell.
In right of the inheritance of Maud his wife he held the manor of Wanborough, with the advowson of the chapel there, of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, amount unknown, annual value £20.
Jointly with Maud his wife he held:
Upton Lovell, Wardour and Knighton, the manors, with the advowson of Upton Lovell, of which manor of Knighton certain lands in Brockhampton in Dorset are parcel, of the abbess of Wilton by knight service, amount unknown, annual value £40; and Knook, the manor, of the earl of Stafford, annual value 100s.; all by the grant of Hildebrand Barre and his colleagues to John and Maud Lovell for their lives with remainder to Robert their son and the heirs of his body.
Salthrop and Westlecott, the manors, with 3 messuages, 2 carucates, 2 virgates, 20 a. meadow and 8s.10d. rent in Chilton Foliat, Sherston and Somerford, by the grant of Thomas Hyne, rector of Litton Cheney, and Richard Holte to John and Maud Lovell and the heirs of John. Salthrop is held of Stephen Lescrope of his manor of Castle Combe, service unknown, annual value beyond a rent of 100s. granted to Thomas Calston for life by letters patent of John Lovell, payable by equal parts at Michaelmas and Lady Day, and a similar grant of 40s. for life made to Richard Fode, 4 marks; Westlecott of Lord Talbot, service unknown, annual value 100s.; the 3 messuages and lands in Chilton Foliat, Sherston and Somerford of Lord Cobham by a yearly rent of 6s.8d., annual value 100(?)s.
Axford and Stitchcombe, the manors, of the bishop of Salisbury, service unknown, by the grant of John Fode and his colleagues to John and Maud Lovell for their lives with remainder to Ralph Lovell and the heirs of his body, annual value beyond 10 marks from Axford granted by letters patent of John Lovell to Mabel Remmesbury(?) for life, and beyond 6s.8d. quitrent from the manor of Stitchcombe payable to William Esturmy, 100s.
Elcombe, the manor, of the earl of Salisbury, service unknown, by the grant of Thomas de Arundell, now archbishop of Canterbury, and his colleagues to them and the heirs of John, annual value £20.
Date of death [10] Sept., and heir as above.
C 137/66, no.29
E 149/90, no.12
418 HUGH SON OF JOHN DE CRESSY, KNIGHT
Writ 21 Oct. 1408.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. East Retford. 10 Nov.
Hugh de Cressy once held the manor of Hodsock of the king in chief by knight service of the honour of Tickhill, parcel of the duchy of Lancaster, annual value 20 marks. Long before his death, by a fine of 1401 [CP 25(1)/290/59, no.24] Robert Comberworth and John Gayteford, esquire, settled it with other manors on Hugh and the heirs of his body, with remainder failing such heirs: half to John de Clyfton, knight, and Katherine his wife, sister of Hugh, and her heirs, and failing such heirs to other persons named in the fine; the other half to John Markham and his heirs by Elizabeth, the other sister of Hugh, and failing such heirs to other persons named in the fine.
So he died holding the manor on 27 Sept. last without heirs of his body. John de Clyfton is dead. Katherine has married Ralph Makerell and still lives. John Markham is also living. Katherine, sister of Hugh, aged 30 years and more, and Robert, son of John Markham and Elizabeth, his other sister, aged 9 years and more, are his next heirs.
419
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Boston. 9 Nov. 1408.
He once held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Risegate with one quarter of the manor of Bratoft, parcel of Risegate, of the king in socage by a rent of 40s. payable by the sheriff. Letters patent of 28 Nov. 1400 [CPR 1399–1400, p.411] licensed him to enfeoff Robert Comberworth and John Gayteford in these and other manors and for them to regrant them to him and his heirs, with remainder failing such heirs: half to John de Clyfton, knight, and Katherine his wife, sister of Hugh, and the heirs of her body, and failing such heirs to other persons named in the letters patent; the other half to John Markham and his heirs by Elizabeth, the other sister of Hugh, and failing such heirs to other persons named in the letters patent. Afterwards by a fine of 1401 [as above] the enfeoffments of these manors and of the manor of Claypole were achieved. So he held them in fee tail when he died without heirs on 27 Sept. last. John de Clyfton died. Katherine then married Ralph Makerell. She survives, and one half should remain to them. John Markham is alive, and the other half should remain to him. The annual value of Risegate with a quarter of Bratoft is £53 6s.8d. Claypole is held of the heir of Adam de Everyngham, knight, and of Nicholas Hebden, knight, service unknown, annual value £26 13s.4d.
The next heirs of Hugh are as above.
420
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Gosberton. 20 Jan. 1410.
All findings regarding Risegate and Bratoft as given in the last inquisition, except that the date of Hugh’s death is given as 28 Sept. No mention of the tenure of Claypole.
Then the manor of Risegate with the quarter of Bratoft were allotted by partition to John Markham. He held them and took all the profits until Christmas eve last, and then by deed granted them to Henry Fitzhugh, lord of Ravensworth, Robert Willughby, lord of Eresby, John de Leke, knight, Simon de Leke, his son, and Robert son of Adam Bethumsell, chaplain, for a term of 10 years in socage by a rent of 40s.
John Markham died on 30 Dec. last. Robert Markham, his son and heir, is aged 10 years and more.
C 137/67, no.30
E 149/93, no.12
E 152/431
421 THOMAS BARDOLF, KNIGHT
Writ 30 May 1408.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford. 1 Oct.
Edward II by letters patent, shown to the jurors [CPR 1313–17, p.615], gave the manor of Holton to Roger Damory and Elizabeth his wife, the king’s niece, and the heirs of Roger. So they held it, Roger in his demesne as of fee, Elizabeth in free tenure. Elizabeth died. Roger had issue Elizabeth and died. She held it, and had issue William. He held it, and had issue Thomas Bardolf, knight. His son Thomas Bardolf, knight, had issue Anne, wife of William Clifford, knight, and Joan, now wife of William Phelip. Thomas held the manor until the judgment against him in the parliament of 1406 at Westminster. It is held of the prince of Wales of the honour of St. Valery by a rent of 1d., annual value £10.
He died on 18 Feb. last. Anne and Joan are his daughters and heirs, aged 19 years and more, and 18 years and more.
422
Writ 30 May 1408.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Hallaton. 27 Sept.
Henry II by letters patent granted to Thomas Bardolf and his heirs by Rose, daughter of Ralph Hauselyn, the manor of Hallaton, described as all the lands of Ralph Hauselyn, grandfather of Rose, escheated to the king and remaining in his gift by judgment of the court.
Thomas held it and it descended successively to Dodo, his son by Rose, to William his son, William his son, Hugh his son, Thomas his son, William junior his brother, Thomas his son, John his son, William his son, and so to Thomas Bardolf, knight, his son, who had issue Anne, wife of William Clifford, knight, and Joan, now wife of William Phelip. It was taken into the king’s hands owing to the judgment in parliament in 1406, and is held of the king of the honour of Peverel by knight service, annual value 16 marks.
Date of death and heirs as above.
423
Writ 30 May 1408.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Shelford. 17 Sept.
Henry II by letters patent, shown to the jurors, granted the manor of Shelford and Stoke Bardolph to Thomas Bardolf and his heirs by Rose. The grant, descent, date of death and heirs are all given as above [no.422].
The manor is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20.
424
Writ 30 May 1408.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Little Hadham. 18 Sept.
Edward I by letters patent [CChR 1300–26, p.48] granted the manor of Watton at Stone to Isabel, widow of Hugh Bardolf, for life with remainder to William her son and his heirs, and so it descended to Thomas Bardolf, knight [as in no.422] and he held it until the judgment in the parliament of 1406. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20.
Date of death and heirs as above.
425
Writ 30 May 1408.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Uckfield. 3 Nov.
Edmund Gonevyll and John de Lenne, clerks, granted by a fine of Edward III [CP 25(1)/238/62, no.34] that the manor of Barcombe, except 200 a. wood, which Elizabeth de Burgh held for a term of 4 years, and the said 200 a. wood, which William de Cockes and William Swon held for life, of the inheritance of Edmund, and which should remain to Edmund and John de Lenne, and the heirs of John, should remain to John Bardolf of Wormegay, Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs of their bodies. They held and it descended to William their son, and Thomas Bardolf, knight, his son.
William Bardolf, son of William Bardolf, gave to Hugh and Isabel Bardolf and their heirs the manor of Plumpton, 1 watermill, 200 a. arable, 40 a. meadow, 100 a. wood, 200 a. pasture and 100s. rent in Plumpton, Barcombe, Standean, Smithwick, Piddinghoe, Wivelsfield, Lindfield, Cuckfield, Ardingly, Fletching and West Hoathly, and they held, Hugh in his demesne as of fee, Isabel in free tenure, and the premises descended to Thomas Bardolf, knight, [as in no.422], and he held them until the judgment in the parliament of 1406. They are held of Thomas earl of Arundel, of his barony of Lewes by knight service, annual values, Barcombe 40 marks, Plumpton and the rest 40 marks.
Date of death and heirs as above.
C 137/67, no.31
426 ROBERT HACCHE
Writ 1 Aug. 1408.
DEVON. Inquisition. Totnes. 31 Aug.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Milford, 1 toft and 2 ferlings, annual value 7s.; Standon and ‘Vouleslo’, 1 messuage and 1 ferling, annual value 9s.; Wembworthy, 1 toft and 1 ferling, annual value 4s.; Great Hele, 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, annual value 6s.8d.; ‘Chene’, 4s. rent; and South Hele, 2s.1d. rent; all of John son and heir of John earl of Huntingdon, a minor in the king’s ward, of his manor of South Molton by knight service; and 1 messuage and 1 ferling in South Aller of the same of his castle of Barnstaple by knight service, and £8 rent in South Molton of the manor of South Molton in socage.
Romansleigh, the manor, of John abbot of Tavistock of his manor of Burrington by knight service, annual value 40s.
Coombe and ‘Doblez’, 2 messuages and 4 ferlings, of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, of his manor of Chulmleigh by knight service, annual value 40s.
Oakwell 1 messuage and 4 ferlings, of Richard Cornewaill of his manor of King’s Nympton in socage, annual value 20s.
Satterleigh, 5 messuages and 6 ferlings, of Lord Poynings of his manor of Stogursey in socage, annual value 30s.
Brayley, 1 messuage and 4 ferlings, of Robert Chalons, knight, of his manor of Great Torrington by knight service, annual value 20s.
Withygate, 5 messuages and 1 ferling, of Margaret Lady St. Maur of her manor of North Molton by knight service, annual value 40s.
Jointly with Blanche his wife, to them, the heirs of their bodies and his right heirs he held by knight service:
Hacche, the manor, of Robert Chalons, knight, of his castle of Great Torrington, annual value £4.
Leigh Barton, the manor, of Richard Courtenay, clerk, of his manor of Cadeleigh, annual value £4.
Rackenford, 3 messuages and 3 ferlings, of Constance Lady Despenser of the fee of Winkleigh, annual 40s.
He died on 6 Feb. 1405. John his son and heir was aged 11 years and more at his death. Who has held the premises since then and by what title is unknown.
C 137/67, no.32
427 THOMAS ASTON
Writ 5 Oct. 1407.
DEVON. Inquisition. South Molton. 4 Nov.
He held in his demesne as of fee by knight service:
Ashton, the manor and advowson, of Odo Chambernon of his manor of ‘Chepyngton’; annual values, manor 100s., advowson nil.
West Worlington, the manor and advowson, jointly with Elizabeth his wife, of Robert Chalons, knight, of the castle of Great Torrington; annual values, manor 10 marks, advowson nil.
East Worlington, the manor and advowson, of John Holand, earl of Huntingdon, a minor in the king’s ward, of his castle of Barnstaple; annual values, manor 60s., advowson nil.
Thelbridge, the manor and advowson, of the same earl of the same castle; annual values, manor 100s., advowson, nil.
Stoodleigh, 2 messuages and 4 ferlings, of the same earl of the same castle; annual value 40s.
Lydcott and Ovis, 3 messuages and 3 ferlings, of the same earl of the same castle; annual value 26s.8d.
Pilliven and ‘Thresern’, of John Botreaux of his manor of Witheridge; annual value 40s.
Meshaw, the manor and advowson, of Edward Corteney, earl of Devon, of his castle of Okehampton; annual values, manor 20s., advowson nil.
Bradford Barton, half a knight’s fee, of the prince of Wales of his manor of Bradninch, annual value 20s.
‘Chyne’, 1 ferling, of Walter Tregary of his manor of Hele, annual value 4s.
Washford Pyne, 2 messuages and 3 ferlings, of John Frye of his manor of Washford Pyne, annual value 18s.
Bridgerule, the manor, of Clarice Berys of her manor of Aveton Giffard, annual value 100s.
He held in his demesne as of fee in socage: 1 messuage and 1 ferling in Leigh of the earl of Huntingdon of his manor of South Molton, annual value 10s.; and the manor of Drayford of John Warre of his manor of Burlescombe, annual value £4.
He died on 24 Sept. last. John his son and next heir is aged half a year and more.
C 137/67, no.33
428 NICHOLAS AUDELEY
Writ 14 May 1408.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Wolverhampton. 15 Sept.
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Audley, Chesterton and Endon, one third of the vills of Betley and Over Longsdon, and half the vill of Norton; the manor of Endon of the earl of Stafford, Norton of the heir of William de Meere, and the rest of the lord of Alton, services all unknown.
In Audley there are 1 capital messuage, annual value nil; 1 carucate 40s., 10 a. meadow at 18d., 15s., a close called ‘Lytelpark’, pasture 20s.; 1 watermill 60s.; assize rents £40, payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas; 1 coalmine 13s.4d., 1 fishpond 6s.8d., pasture called ‘Foxley’ 13s.4d., and pleas and perquisites of court 60s.
In Chesterton are 1 capital messuage, annual value 2s., 1 carucate 33s.4d., 4 a. meadow 10s., assize rents £4, payable by equal parts at the four principal terms, assize rents at Endon and Over Longsdon £6, payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, and 10 a. meadow at 18d., 15s.
In the third part of Balterley are assize rents of 2s.6d.
In the half of Norton are assize rents of £14, payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, and pleas and perquisites of court 5s.
John Tochet and Margaret, formerly wife of Roger Hilary, knight, are his heirs; John being the son of John, son of Joan, one sister of Nicholas, and Margaret being the other sister.
He held the castle of Heighley, with the park and vill of Betley, the manors of Tunstall and Horton and 30s. rent in over Longsdon in fee tail by the grant of John Kynardesey to Nicholas Lord de Lacy, Joan countess of Lincoln his wife, and the heirs of Nicholas. Nicholas and Joan died. James Daudeley as son and heir entered and held, and so they descended to Nicholas, who died without heirs of his body. Heighley is held of the heir of William de Betteley by a rent of 1d.; the manor of Tunstall of the heir of Alan de Greseley, service unknown, annual £8 2s.; Horton and the rent in Over Longsdon of the earl of Stafford by a rent of 10s.; annual values, castle nil, park nil beyond the wages of the parker and repairs, but without game it would be worth 10 marks.
Betley the borough; there are there assize rents of £7 payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, 2 watermills 8 marks, 1 fishpond and stank, fish 20s., a market on Thursdays, toll 8s., a fair at St. Margaret the Virgin 2s., and perquisites of court 20s.
At Horton are a capital messuage, pasture called ‘Horton Hay’ annual value £12, assize rents £30 payable by equal parts at Martinmas and Ascension, 1 watermill 60s., perquisites of court 60s., a rent of a rose from the manor of Bradwell, which John Marchall holds for life, and a rose from the castle of Newcastle under Lyme, which Maud Hyworth held.
John Tochet and Margaret, widow of Roger Hilary, knight, and Fulk Fitzwaryn, son of Fulk Fitzwaryn, are heirs; John as son of John Tochet, son of Joan, sister of Nicholas; Margaret as sister of Nicholas; and Fulk as son of Fulk and Margaret, daughter of James Lord Audley. James had issue by Joan, daughter of the earl of March, his first wife, Nicholas, Joan and Margaret who was wife of Roger Hilary. Afterwards he married Isabel and had issue Margaret, mother of Fulk, great grandfather of Fulk that now is under age. John was aged 30 years on 14 Sept. last, Margaret is aged 60 years and more, and Fulk 3 years on 20 Jan. Nicholas died on 22 July 1391.
Elizabeth, widow of Nicholas, held a third part of the castle, park, manors and other lands from his death until the day she died, 27 Oct. 1400.
John Tochet and Margaret, then wife of Roger Hilary, held 2 parts of the manors of Audley, Chesterton and Endon, and 2 parts of a third part of the vills of Balterley and Over Longsdon, except for 30s. rent in Over Longsdon, and a third part of half the vill of Norton, and took all the issues and profits, and since the death of Elizabeth they have held the third part as next heirs, and still do so.
John Tochet and Margaret have also held 2 parts of the castle [of Heighley], the park and vill of Betley, the manors of Tunstall and Horton, and of 30s. rent in Over Longsdon, and have taken the profits since the death of Nicholas, and still do so. The third part was in the king’s hands from the death of Nicholas until 31 Oct. last owing to the minority of Fulk, who died under age, and this third part descended to his son, similarly under age in the king’s ward. Anne who was the wife of Fulk Fitzwaryn has held in dower since 14 Feb. last one third of a third part of the castle of Heighley, of the park and vill of Betley, the manors of Tunstall and Horton, and of the 30s. rent in Over Longsdon.
[The last paragraph is repeated in the MS].
C 137/67, no.35
429 FULK FITZWARYN
Writ 16 Nov. 1407.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford. 26 Nov.
Owing to the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn, knight, and the minority of Fulk Fitzwaryn his son and heir, the following were taken into the king’s hands under Richard II and remain in the present king’s hands:
Llandovery, a third part of the castle, manor and hundred; and Perfedd and Hirfryn in Wales, a third part of the commotes; all of Henry prince of Wales by knight service, annual value nil because burnt and destroyed by the rebels.
Monnington on Wye and Dilwyn in Herefordshire, a third part of the manors; Monnington on Wye of Richard earl of Warwick of the honour of Colwyn by knight service, annual value 20 marks; and Dilwyn of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value 10 marks. The earl of Somerset has taken the profits of the third parts of Monnington and Dilwyn since the death of Fulk by royal grant by letters patent [CPR 1405–8, p.275].
He died on 31 Oct. last. Fulk his son and heir was aged 1 year on 20 Jan. last.
430
Writ 8 Nov. 1407.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Bradford on Avon. 15 Nov.
No lands came into the king’s hands owing to the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn, knight, but he had held in his demesne as of fee half the manors of Crofton and Stanton Fitzwarren with the advowson of Stanton, and had given them to John Canche, formerly vicar of Wantage, John Croke, William Bryddesmere and John Marchall of Betley, and their heirs and assigns, on condition that they should pay his debts, reward his servants and then enfeoff his son. They held them, paid his debts and, contrary to the conditions, enfeoffed Philip Fitzwaryn for life. Fulk Fitzwaryn, the son, entered, and as he was under age in the king’s ward the premises were taken into the king’s hands. He by letters patent of 2 Aug. 1402 [CPR 1401–5, p.117] gave the custody to Elizabeth Lady Botreaux and Robert Threske, clerk, until the full age of Fulk, or of other next heir. They have held and taken the profits of the half manor of Crofton since the date of the letters patent and still do so. For the issues of the half manor of Stanton Fitzwarren the escheator answers at the exchequer and the farmers do not interfere with these issues. The manors are held of the earldom of Hereford in socage; annual values of the halves, Crofton 50s., Stanton £8.
Date of death and heir as above.
431
Writ 8 Nov. 1407.
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Market Drayton. 30 Nov.
The following were taken into the king’s hands owing to the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn and the minority of Fulk his son, and so remain:
Edgmond, a third part of the manor, which manor with the vill of Newport is held of the king in chief by the service of rendering yearly a mewed sparrowhawk, annual value of the third part 10 marks.
Whittington, the castle, lordship and advowson with the advowson of Selattyn in the Welsh March, held of the king in chief by barony, annual value nil because destroyed, devastated, and burnt several times by the invasion of the rebels.
Redcastle, a third part of the castle and its members, held of John Harecourt by a rent of 1/3d., annual value £4 9s., and no more because the members were devastated and burnt by the rebels.
Date of death and heir as above.
432
Writ 8 Nov. 1407.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Abingdon. 3 Jan. 1408.
No lands or tenements came into the hands of Richard II owing to the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn, but long before his death he held the manor and hundred of Wantage, and enfeoffed John Canche, formerly vicar of Wantage, and others, on condition that they enfeoffed Philip Fitzwaryn for life with remainder to Fulk Fitzwaryn, son of Fulk. Philip held them and died. Then Peter Besyles, knight, escheator, held an inquisition [no.210 above] at Abingdon and took them into the king’s hands owing to the minority. Fulk came into chancery and showed his charters and muniments, and on 7 May 1407 the king ordered Thomas Chaucer, then escheator, to remove the king’s hands [CCR 1405–9, p.203]. So Fulk held them of the lordship of Pembroke, service unknown, paying hidage of 100s. by the sheriff by equal parts at Michaelmas and Easter; annual value £40.
Date of death and heir as above.
433
Writ 8 Nov. 1407.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester. 19 Nov.
No lands came into the hands of Richard II by the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn, knight. Long before his death he had given the manor of Bentham to John Canche, formerly vicar of Wantage, John Crocke, William Bryddusmere and John Marchall of Betley, and their heirs and assigns, in order that they might pay his debts, reward his servants, and then enfeoff his son Fulk, but contrary to the conditions they enfeoffed Philip Fitzwaryn for life. Fulk entered, and as he was a minor in the king’s ward the manor was taken into the king’s hands. By letters patent of 2 Aug. 1402 [CPR 1401–5, p.117] he granted the custody to Elizabeth Lady Botreaux and Robert Threske, clerk, for a certain rent until the full age of the heir. They have taken and are still taking the issues. The manor is held of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value £6.
Date of death and heir as above.
434
Writ 8 Nov. 1407.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Stone. 12 Dec.
John Kynardessey by a fine of 1314–15 [not found] gave to Nicholas de Audeley, knight, and Joan Lacy, countess of Lincoln, his wife, the castle of Heighley, with the park, the vill of Betley, the manors of Tunstall and Horton, and 30s. rent in Over Longsdon, to hold to them and the heirs of Nicholas. They held the premises all their lives, and afterwards James Lord Audley, their son and heir, held them. He married Joan daughter of the earl of March, and had a son Nicholas late Lord Audley, and daughters, Joan grandmother of John Tuchet, knight, now Lord Audley, and Margaret formerly the wife of Roger Hilary, knight. Joan wife of James died and he married Isabel and had a daughter Margaret, formerly the wife of Fulk Fitzwaryn. Nicholas the son died without heirs of his body, and so the premises descended to John Tuchet and Margaret wife of Roger Hilary; John Tuchet as son of John, son of Joan, sister of Nicholas son of James; and Margaret wife of Roger as the other sister of Nicholas son of James by Joan his first wife. John Tuchet and Margaret entered the premises after the death of Nicholas, and held them until Fulk Fitwaryn, as son of Fulk, son of Margaret wife of Fulk Fitzwaryn, claiming to be a co-heir through Margaret his grandmother, daughter of James and Isabel, his second wife, entered a third part and held by intrusion without title until he died; but he being a minor at the death of his father, the third part was taken into the hands of Richard II and remains in the present king’s hands.
Heighley castle and the park and the vill of Betley are held of William de Bettyley by a rent of 1d., Tunstall manor of the heir of Adam Greseley, Horton and the rent in Over Longsdon of the earl of Stafford by a rent of 10s.; annual values of the third parts, castle and park nil beyond the wages of the parkers and the repair and maintenance of the enclosure, the vill of Betley 10 marks, Horton 20 marks and Tunstall 40 marks. No other lands or tenements came into the king’s hands owing to the death of Fulk and the minority of the heir.
435
Writ 7 Nov. 1407.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Crewkerne. 26 Nov.
He held the manor and advowson of Pylle in his demesne as of fee of the abbot of Glastonbury by knight service, annual value £6.
William Cogan held the manor and advowson of Huntspill jointly with Isabel his wife, to them and his heirs, of the king in chief by knight service, by the grant of William Luscote, John Radyngton, John Waskham and John Elys, vicar of Mere. He also held the manor of Wigborough in his demesne as of fee. He had issue John and Elizabeth and died in 1381–2. After his death the manors of Huntspill and Wigborough with the advowson of Huntspill were in the king’s hands. Huntspill and a third part of Wigborough were assigned in chancery to Isabel in dower for life with remainder to his right heirs. She afterwards married Robert de Haryngton, knight. Then John son of William Cogan died. The two parts of Wigborough were given in chancery to Elizabeth as sister and heir of John, son of William, to her and her heirs. She married Fulk Fitzwaryn, and they had a son Fulk, who was their next heir. Fulk the father died. Then Elizabeth married Hugh Courtenay, knight, and they held two parts of the manor in right of Elizabeth. They had issue and she died, after which Hugh held by the courtesy of England on account of their children.
Isabel wife of Robert Haryngton died. The manor and advowson of Huntspill and the third part of Wigborough were taken into the king’s hands by reason of the minority of Fulk Fitzwaryn, who was the heir of William Cogan, being the son of Elizabeth, sister of John, son of William Cogan. The king by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, p.380] granted to the earl of Somerset the custody of the manor and advowson of Huntspill and the third part of Wigborough until the full age of the next heir. The earl granted all his rights there to Peter Courtenay, knight, reserving to himself only the first presentation to the church of Huntspill. Peter Courtenay granted the custody to Hugh Luterell and Thomas Brook, knights, Alexander Clyvedon, John Strecche and John Kyrchulle, parson of Aller. The others released to Thomas Brook, who now holds. Annual values, Huntspill, manor and advowson £40, one third of Wigborough 5 marks.
Date of death and heir as above.
436
Writ 7 Nov. 1407.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 24 Nov.
The manors of Holne, Little Totnes, Nymet Tracy, Up Exe, Creedy Bridge, Beer Charter, Marwood, Kingston, Warkleigh and St. Mary Church, the advowson of Marwood, the borough of Ilfracombe, 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Shillingford by Alphington, and 1 toft and 1 garden in Crediton came into the hands of Richard II owing to the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn, the father, and the minority of the son, and remain in the king’s hands. Richard II appointed John Golafre, knight, to be keeper of the manors of Kingston, Warkleigh and St. Mary Church until the full age of the heir without making any payment [CPR 1391–6, p.20]. After the death of John Golafre the keeping of the manors remained to Philippa duchess of York, his widow, and Thomas Bode, his executors, and so remains. Richard II by letters patent of 16 May 1399 [CFR 1391–9, p.301] granted all the premises then in his hands to Edward duke of Aumale, now duke of York, until the full age of the heir, Edward granted all his rights in them to Hugh Courtenay, knight, by letters patent, which were shown to the jurors, and Hugh now holds them.
None is held of the king in chief. The manors of Holne, annual value £10, Up Exe 10 marks, Nymet Tracy 20 marks, and Beer Charter 40s., are held of the castle of Barnstaple, service unknown; Little Totnes, annual value 100s., of Lord la Zouche of his castle of Totnes in socage; Kingston £30, Marwood 40s. and St. Mary Church 100s. with the borough of Ilfracombe £4, of Edward de Courtenay, earl of Devon, service unknown; Warkleigh manor £10, of Constance Lady Despenser, service unknown; the messuage and carucate in Shillingford 6s.8d., of the abbot of Torre in socage; and the toft and garden in Crediton 12d., of Edmund bishop of Exeter in socage; annual value of the manor of Creedy Bridge £4.
After the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn, father of the Fulk who last died, the manor of Uffculme, except 4 marks rent which Hugh Courtenay, knight, held by the law of England after the death of Elizabeth his late wife, descended to the Fulk named in the writ in the time of Henry IV, after and owing to the death of Isabel wife of Robert de Haryngton, and formerly the wife of William Cogan, who held it in dower of William. It came to Fulk as heir of William, being the son of Elizabeth, sister of John, son and heir of William. All the holdings of Lady Haryngton were in the king’s hands until he granted the custody by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, p.380] to the earl of Somerset. The earl granted all his estate therein to Peter Courtenay, knight, and he granted it to Hugh Lutrell and Thomas Broke, knights, John Strecche, Alexander Clyvedon and John Kyrchill, parson of Aller. The others released to Thomas Broke, so he now holds, except as above, of the king in chief by knight service; annual value £20.
William Martyn, knight, held the manor and advowson of Tawstock in his demesne as of fee. He had issue William, Joan and Eleanor. William entered the manor after his father’s death and married Margaret. Joan married Nicholas Daudelegh, and Eleanor, Philip Columbarys. William the son died without heirs. Then Nicholas, Joan, Philip and Eleanor entered the manor, and assigned the manor and advowson to Margaret in dower. Afterwards the reversion was allotted to Eleanor, and Margaret attorned to Philip and Eleanor. By a fine of 1335 [CP 25(1)/286/38, no.161] Lewis de Camoys, parson of Combe Martin, and Baldwin de Ayllemere settled the reversion of the manor on Philip and Eleanor Columbarys for their lives, with successive remainders to Ralph Basset the younger and Alice his wife, the heirs of their bodies, and the right heirs of Eleanor. Philip died, and Eleanor died without heirs. Nicholas Daudelegh and Joan had issue James. Ralph and Alice died. Margaret died, and Ralph son of Ralph and Alice entered the manor. By a fine of 1370 [CP 25(1)/44/60, no.381] the reversion of the manor, which after the death of Ralph Basset should have come to James Daudelegh and his heirs, was settled on Thomas Audelegh and his heirs, with successive remainders failing such heirs to Rowland, brother of Thomas, and his heirs, James their brother and his heirs, and the right heirs of Thomas. Rowland, Thomas and James died without heirs of their bodies. Ralph son of Ralph also died. The manor descended to Fulk Fitzwaryn as kinsman and heir, being the son of Fulk, son of Margaret, sister of Thomas. It is held of the king in chief and was in the hands of Richard II. Joan wife of Ralph Basset, son of Ralph, was dowered with it and Richard II by letters patent of 11 May 1392 [CFR 1391–9, p.45] granted two parts of the manor to William Esturmy, knight, until the full age of the heir, rendering £50 12s.5 1/2d. by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. He still holds the two parts of the king in chief of the barony of Barnstaple by knight service, annual value £80 6s.8d.
Date of death and heir as above.
437
YORK. Inquisition. Cave, North or South, 10 Dec. 1407.
No lands came into the king’s hands owing to the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn and the minority of Fulk his son and heir.
Date of death and heir as above.
438
Writ for fees, 14 Feb. 1408.
WILTSHIRE. Extent of fees and advowsons. Bradford on Avon. 18 June.
The following were taken into the king’s hands owing to the death of Fulk Fitzwaryn and the minority of his heir:
Stanton St. Bernard, 1/2 fee held by Thomas Hobbes, 1/2 fee held by Ingram Hampton, 1/40 fee held by Robert Medeman, clerk, and 1/30 fee held by John Burgeys.
Artington, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Henry de Guldeford.
Stanton St. Bernard, the advowson at alternate presentations, annual value 6 marks.
439
Writ for fees, 12 Feb. 1408.
BERKSHIRE. Extent of fees. Wantage. 26 April.
The following were taken into the king’s hands for the same reasons as above [no.438]:
Wantage, 1/4 fee held by Richard Wydeford, 1/4 fee held by William Bron, and 1/8 fee held by Alice Wydeford.
440
Writ for fees, 12 Feb. 1408.
GLOUCESTER. Extent of fees and advowsons. Gloucester. 17 March.
The following were taken into the king’s hands for the same reasons as above [no.438]:
Bentham, 1/20 fee held by William Castyll, 1/20 fee held by John Sewyn, 1/40 fee held by Richard Dannede, and 1/20 fee held by John Berkelegh, knight.
Little Bentham, advowson of the chantry, annual value 40s.
441
Writ for fees, 14 Feb. 1408.
SOMERSET. Extent of fees and advowsons. Ilchester. 26 March.
The following were taken into the king’s hands for the same reasons as above [no.438]:
Alstone, 1/2 fee held by Thomas Pomeray, knight, of the manor of Huntspill.
Salthay, 1/2 fee held by Richard Boyton.
Weare, 1/2 fee held by Philip Hampton.
Lower Weare, 1/2 fee held by Richard Power.
Burnham, 1 fee held by William Wykham.
Bempstone, 1/2 fee in the hundred held by the heir of the earl of Ormonde.
Huntspill, 1/2 fee held by Lord Harington.
Worston, 1/4 fee held by Lady Poulet.
Alstone, 1/4 fee held by Thomas Broke, knight.
Huntspill, 1/4 fee held by John Vernay, John Pokeswell, John Wevelscombe, John Orchard and Richard Clopton, 1/2 fee held by John Norton, 1/4 fee held by William Gaskeyne and Robert Herward, 1/4 fee held by John Weston, 1/20 fee in Crokeshams there held by the heir of the earl of Ormonde, 1/20 fee held by Hugh Bryton, 1/20 fee held by William Gover, 1/20 fee held by Richard Juwel, William Northlode and Christine Michel, 1/10 fee held by Richard Chamberlayn, 1/4 fee of the land of John Brenyng held by Lord Harington, 1/10 fee held by William Whyttok and 1/20 fee held by John Gilbard.
East Pennard, 1/4 fee held by the abbot of Glastonbury.
‘Dodeput’ and ‘Overton’, 1/2 fee held by John Reymond.
Low Ham, 1/2 fee held by John Berkele, knight.
Pylle, 1/30 fee held by John Loryng, extending at 20d.
Hornblotton, 1/2 fee held by William Wason.
Huntspill, the advowson, £20.
Pylle, the advowson, 6 marks.
442
Writ for fees, 14 Feb. 1408.
DEVON. Extent of fees and advowsons. Exeter. 26 July.
The following were taken into the king’s hands for the same reasons as above [no.438].
Kingston, 1/30 fee held by William Somayster, extending at 4s., 1/20 fee held by Robert Veale, 1/20 fee held by Walter Rogger and 1/6 fee held by Joan Chansy.
Langstone, 1/8 fee held by Walter Forde of Langstone.
Michelcombe, 1/20 fee held by John Jaycok.
Holne, 1/20 fee held by William Brygge.
North Holne, 1/18 fee held by John Stephyn and Alexander Shuteman.
Up Exe, 1/11 fee held by John Loigge, 11s.
Washbourne and Farmstone, 1 fee held by the heirs of Robert Waysbourne.
Warkleigh, 1/10 fee held by William atte Hulle, 1/2 fee held by John Avenell and 1/10 fee held by Richard Brademour.
Newland, 1/50 fee held by John Lymbeare, 18d.
Hathercombe, 1/4 fee held by Robert Blakewill.
Holne, 1/4 fee held by William Hone.
Rawstone, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Walter Roweston.
Westcott, 1/4 fee held by Thomas Westcote.
Fishleigh, 1/2 fee held by John Elys of Fishleigh.
Shuttaford, 1/4 fee held by John Skatford.
Beer Charter, 1/20 fee held by Nicholas Fitzhughe, 1/20 fee held by William Wydecombe, 1/16 fee held by John Phelip, 6s., 1/20 fee held by Henry Simon, 1/20 fee held by William Boys, 1/50 fee held by Henry Godyng, 18d., 1/20 fee held by William Mayou, 1/20 fee held by John Bron, 1/20 fee held by John Harry, 1/20 fee held by John Knylle, 1/20 fee held by John Palmer, 1/30 fee held by Henry Parkman, 4s., and 1/35 fee held by Philip Pearde, 4s.
Marwood, 1/20 fee held by Thomas Evyas.
Leigh, 1/4 fee held by John Chidderlegh.
Foxhill, 1/4 fee held by John Wyke.
Gaddon, 1/20 fee held by John Hardyng and 1/20 fee held by William Wynchestre.
Bradfield and Stenhall, 1/4 fee held by William Walrond.
Wood, 1/26 fee held by Richard atte Wode, 4s.6d.
Yondercott, 1/4 fee held by Giles Bampton and 1/2 fee held by Hugh Tapele.
Worlington, 1/4 fee held by the heir of John Ivelcomb and the heir of Thomas Hodelsford, 1/6 fee held by the heir of Peter Gorewell, 1/10 fee held by the heir of Walter Molton, and [1/16] fee held by Alexander Prycche, 6s.
Marwood, 1/4 fee held by Richard Spenser.
The advowsons of Tawstock extending at £20, Marwood 20 marks, Warkleigh 6 marks, Nymet Tracy 6 marks, Satterleigh 2 marks and Uffculme £20.
C 137/67, no.36
E 149/91, no.3
E 152/422, no.2
443 WILLIAM BLAKEMORE
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition ex officio. High Wycombe. 28 Sept. 1409.
He held a quarter of the manor of Horton, 6 messuages, 100 a. arable, 12 a. meadow and a watermill in Horton with the advowson, 6 1/2 a. arable in Langley Marish and 12 a. meadow in Iver, and enfeoffed John, parson of Horton, Edmund Tettusworth, William Bayford and others unknown, to them and their heirs, on condition that they re-enfeoffed William, Joan his wife and their heirs, with remainder to his heirs. He died on 14 May 1390. Before re-enfeoffment took place Edmund Tettuseworth and William Bayford died. On 12 Feb. 1387 during the life of Joan, John the parson granted the quarter manor, mill and advowson by his charter to Thomas Melreth and Godfrey atte Perye, to them and their heirs, contrary to the above condition. They have held them ever since.
Margaret Melreth is next heir to William Blakemore, being the daughter of Katherine his daughter, and aged 14 years. Katherine died on 20 Oct. 1407.
William Blakemore held the quarter manor with the advowson of Brian de Wyndesore as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 33s.4d. Brian, who is dead, held the whole manor and advowson of the king in chief as 1 fee. Richard his son and heir is under age in the king’s ward on account of other holdings.
The other premises in Horton are held of Richard Wyndesore, the abbot of Missenden, the prior of Merton, Lawrence Drew and Adam atte Wode separately, services unknown, annual value 100s. The land in Langley Marish is held of Queen Joan, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d., and the land in Iver of the abbot of Abingdon, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.
In 1392–3 William Blakemore diverted the stream by his mill onto the king’s highway, and on the highway on the common waste of Horton built a fulling mill across the water. The tenants of Horton have common pasture of the king of his hundred of Stoke, service unknown. William Blakemore took the profits of the mill from 1389–90 to 1392–3, then Joan and Geoffrey Grygge, then her husband, held it until 1397–8, and Thomas Melreth has held it since 1397–8; annual value 13s.4d.
The stream was diverted and the mill built to the prejudice of Richard II and his heirs, and so continue. William Spelyng in 1395–6 inclosed a parcel of the common pasture of Horton to the king’s prejudice and made a field worth 12d. yearly. Thomas Melreth inclosed a parcel in 1398–9 next to the tenement called Okehyde without licence, annual value 8d.
E 149/92, no.3
444 CHRISTINA WIFE OF JOHN ATTE HULLE
Writ 19 March 1408.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Wells. 23 April.
Owing to the minority of Joan and Elizabeth, daughters and heirs of Nicholas le Walsh, there came into the hands of Edward III a rent of 26s.8d. in Atherstone, held in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, and half of certain lands and tenements in Huish Champflower forming the manor of Huish Champflower, and held of Robert de Novo Burgo by knight service, annual value 10s.
Joan and Elizabeth died in the king’s ward without heirs of their bodies, Joan surviving Elizabeth. The heirs of Joan were Alice, the first sister of Nicholas, married to Walter Malet; Joan the second sister; Simon son of Maud the third sister; and the daughters of Edith the fourth sister, namely Joan married to William le Swon, Lucy married to John Chuket, and Christina married to John atte Hulle. Alice and Joan sisters of Nicholas, Joan wife of William le Swon, and Lucy wife of John Chuket were of full age, and Simon and Christina under age at the death of Joan. Simon afterwards pursued his share out of the hands of Edward III according to the law of England, in virtue of which the heirs were seised of their separate parts.
Christina had one half of one eighth of 26s.8d. rent in Atherstone, held of the king in chief by the service of one eighth of a quarter fee, and half of one eighth of 113 a. arable and 3 roods of meadow in Huish Champflower, held of Robert de Novo Burgo, service unknown. Her share remained in the hands of Richard II and of the present king, who have taken the profits by the hands of the escheators.
Joan sister of Nicholas married Henry le Frere and survived him, holding 8s.10d. rent from the manor of Atherstone of the king in chief by knight service, and a sixth part of the manor of Huish Champflower with the advowson at the sixth presentation. She died on 10 Jan. 1353. Her heirs were Alice sister of Joan, daughter of John Walsh; Simon son of Maud, second sister of Joan; and Christina, daughter of Edith Seyncler, the third sister; all of full age.
Rose widow of John Walsh died, holding in dower of John, of the inheritance of Alice, Simon and Christina, 7s.9 1/4d. rent in Atherstone and a third part of the manor of Huish Champflower. Because the manor was held in chief they were taken into the hands of Edward III. Alice, Simon and Christina became heirs by the deaths of Joan, widow of Henry le Frere, and Rose, widow of John le Walsh. By letters of Edward III dated 4 Dec. 1362 Christina received a third part of 8s.10d. rent in Atherstone and a third part of one sixth of the manor and of the advowson of Huish Champflower. Joan had a third part of 7s.9 1/4d. rent in Atherstone and a third part of a third of the manor of Huish Champflower which Rose held in dower…
From the death of Christina on 20 Oct. 1386 Alice Malet was allotted her part and she took the profits of this part of the manor and of the advowson of Huish Champflower for 12 years, and Hugh Courtenay, knight, has taken them since then, title unknown. Thomas Beauchamp, knight, has taken the third part of the rent in Atherstone from the same date, title also unknown. …
Christina died as stated. Nicholas Hull, her son and heir, is aged 30 years and more.
[Parts illegible, and some readings doubtful].
445
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester. 1 Oct. 1408.
Christina wife of John Hulle held nothing in Dorset. Two messuages, 1 curtilage, 84 a. arable, 6 a. meadow, 3 a. pasture and 5s.4d. rent in West Chickerell and Putton came into the hands of Edward III owing to the death of Nicholas le Walsh and the minority of Joan and Elizabeth, his daughters and heirs, because he held 26s.8d. rent in Atherstone in Somerset in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee. His daughters died in the king’s ward without heirs of their bodies, Joan surviving Elizabeth.
Alice, one sister of Nicholas, married to Walter Malet, Joan another sister, Simon son of Maud the third sister, Joan daughter of Edith the fourth sister, married to William le Swon, Lucy the second daughter of Edith, married to John Chuket, and Christina the third daughter of Edith, married to John atte Hulle, were the heirs of Joan, daughter of Nicholas. Alice and Joan sisters, Joan wife of William le Swon and Lucy wife of John Chuket were of full age at the death of Joan. Simon and Christina were under age. Those of full age secured their portions from the king’s hands, as did Simon when he reached full age. Christina had an eighth part of 2 messuages and of the curtilage, 21 a. arable, 1 a. meadow, 3 roods of pasture and 16d. rent. Her part was retained in the hands of Richard II owing to her minority and remains in the present king’s hands. The premises were held of William Filoll and Lady Alice de Briene, services unknown, annual value 20 1/2d.
She died on 20 Oct. 1386. Nicholas Hull, her son, is aged 30 years and more. Richard II and the present king have taken the profits by the escheators.
C 137/68, no.37
446 JOHN DE PAR
Writ 4 Nov. 1407.
WESTMORLAND. Inquisition. Kendal. 6 Oct. 1408.
He held one quarter of the manor of Kendal in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £40.
The following held of him:
John Pykeryng, son and heir of Thomas Pykeryng, the manor of Killington by knight service and a rent of 6s.7d. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, annual value 100s.
James Pykeryng, 2 tenements in Helsington and Levens, paying 1d. at the same terms, annual value beyond that 20s.
John de Lancastre of Brampton, the manor of Strickland Roger, paying 26s.11 1/2d., beyond that 40s.
Richard de Restwald, the manor of Little Strickland, paying 24s.8d., beyond that 40s.
Rowland de Grisedale, 1 tenement and 10 a. in Strickland Ketel, paying 4s., beyond that 5s.
Hugh Ward and Lawrence de Berdwyke, 2 tenements in Strickland Ketel, paying 4s. and 1 lb. wax, beyond that 8s.
Rowland de Grisedale, 1 tenement and 12 a. in the hamlet of Bradleyfield, paying 5d., beyond that 3s.4d.
Hugh Ward, 2 tenements and 20 a. in Bradleyfield, paying 1/4 lb. pepper, beyond that 3s.4d.
Richard Gilpyne, the hamlet of Ullthwaite, paying 3s.6d., beyond that 20s.
Thomas de Burgh, chaplain, 1 tenement and 6 a. in Strickland Ketel, paying 1/2 lb. cumin, beyond that 4s.; and 2 tenements and 20 a. in the hamlet of Tranthwaite, paying 7s.3d. and 1 lb. cumin, beyond that 10s.
Thomas de Bethome, son of John de Bethome, knight, and John de Berdwyke, the manor of Burton, paying 31s., beyond that 100s.
Margaret, widow of Roger de Levens, 3 tenements and 40 a. in the hamlet of Likebergh, paying 23d., beyond that 4s.
William de Stirkeland, 1 tenement and 6 a. in Strickland Ketel, paying 9s.6d., beyond that 6s.
John de Berdwyke, 6 tenements and 60 a. in the hamlet of Stainton, paying 4d., beyond that 40s.
Robert de Leyburn, knight, son and heir of Thomas de Leyburn, knight, and of Joan wife of Thomas, the manor of Cunswick, paying 1/2 lb. cumin, beyond that 100s.; 2 tenements in the hamlet of Bradleyfield, paying 1 lb. pepper, beyond that 20s.; and 3 tenements and 20 a. arable and meadow in the hamlet of Sleddale, paying 1 sparrowhawk or 12d. on 1 Aug., beyond that 40s.
John de Wyndesore, 4 tenements and 40 a. arable and meadow in the hamlet of Haverbrack, paying 2s. by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, beyond that 20s.; and half the hamlet of Dillicar, paying 4s., beyond that 20s.
Henry de Guype, 6 tenements and 40 a. in the hamlet of Crook, paying 3s., beyond that 20s.
John de Croft, knight, the manor of Leighton, paying 1 sparrowhawk or 12d. on 1 Aug., beyond that 20s.
William de Whityngton, 1 tenement and 6 a. in the hamlet of Crook, paying 18d., beyond that 2s.; and William de Walton, 1 tenement and 6 a. there, paying 12d., beyond that 3s.
John de Burgh, son and heir of Richard de Burgh, 2 tenements and 20 a. in Strickland Ketel, paying 3s.8d, beyond that 20s.
Henry Ulleythorne, senior, the manor of Middleton, paying 27s., beyond that 20s.; and Henry Ulleythorne, junior, 6 a. in Middleton, paying 1d., beyond that 6s.
Adam Cade, 1 tenement and 6 a. in Middleton, paying 10d., beyond that 6s.
Richard de Bellyngeham, 4 tenements and 40 a. arable and meadow in Strickland Ketel, paying 8s.10d., beyond that 20s.
Alan de Penyngton, knight, and John de Lamplugh, knight, the manor of Preston Richard by knight service, annual value 100s.
William de Haybergh, kinsman and heir of William de Haybergh, 1 tenement and 6 a. in the hamlet of Crook by knight service, annual value 6s.
Adam Bourebank, 1 tenement and 20 a. in Barton, paying 27s.10d., annual value beyond that 4s.
Stephen de Cottesford, 3 tenements and 40 a. arable and meadow in Melkinthorpe by knight service, annual value 20s.
In Kendal: Richard Cayrons, 3 burgages, paying 15d. by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas and suit of court every three weeks, annual value beyond that 2s.; and Robert de Burgh, 5 burgages there, paying 19d. at the same, beyond that 40d.
The following held 1 burgage in Kendal (except as otherwise stated), each paying the rent shown, with the annual value of the burgage beyond the rent: William de Osmunderlawe 4d., 8d.; Thomas, son of Thomas de Roos, 3d., 6d.; Emma de Halbank 3d., 9d.; Hugh Ward 3d., 12d.; Adam de Tedaer 3d., 12d.; John de Wyndesore 6d., 12d.; Thomas de Levens 3d., 12d.; John de Roos, formerly, 11d., 12d.; Thomas Clerk, 2 burgages, 8d., 2s.; Thomas Hubard 3d., 12d.; Richard Mercer, chaplain, 3d., 12d.; Richard Robynson 3d., 12d.; John Bell and Christine his wife in her right, 2 burgages, 12d., 12d.; John Bakster 4d., 12d.; William Alexanderman and Joan his wife in her right 2 1/2d., 12d.; John de Warton 2 1/2d., 12d.; Robert de Siggiswyk, 2 burgages, 6d., 2s.; Hugh Gylewhene 4d., 12d.; Rowland de Grisedale 3d., 12d.; Alice de Burgh 4d., 12d.; Richard Clerkson 3d., 12d.; Robert de Levens 4d., 12d.; Hugh Ward 1d., 6d.; Robert Marshall 2d., 8d.; Sybil de Levens 1d., 8d.; Robert Thomlynson 1d., 8d.; Agnes de Otteway 2d., 8d.; William Taillour 2d., 8d.; John de Dokwra 2d., 12d.; John Hogeson, chaplain, 3d., 10d.; Adam Warrener 9d., 2s.; Thomas Rowkane 4 1/2d., 12d.; John Dogeson 1 1/2d., 12d.; Robert de Dokwra 23 1/2d., 4s.; and Hugh Ward and Nicholas Robynson 1 rose at Midsummer, 6d.
John de Par also held the advowson of the hospital of St. Leonard by Kendal, extending at 40s.
He died on 25 July last. Thomas de Par is his son and heir, aged 2 years and more.
C 137/68, no.38
447 WILLIAM BONEVYLE, KNIGHT
Writ 23 Feb. 1408.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Stratton. 20 Sept.
Alice, now the widow of William Bonevyll, knight, held for life in her demesne in free tenure the manors of Tintern, Polrood, Dizzard, Trefreock, North Tamerton, Roskear, Treveniel, Trehill and Newhall, with certain stannary works in Creegbrawse. Afterwards she married William Bonevyll, and by indenture dated 17 June 1407 she and William granted them to John Carmynowe, son and heir of William Carmynowe, John Basset, Thomas Reymond, Stephen Baute, John Jayben, Stephen Bony, Thomas Kelly and Walter Westecote for the term of 80 years, rendering 100 marks yearly by equal parts on 1 Nov. and 3 May during the life of Alice. William Bonevyle died seised of this rent jointly with Alice who survives him.
He died on 14 Feb. last. William Bonevyle, son of John, his son, is next heir, and was aged 16 years and more on 30 Sept. last.
448
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Malmesbury. 26 March 1408.
He held half the manor of West Kington in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value [hole in MS] s.
He died on 11 Feb. last. William, son of John, his son, is next heir, aged 15 years and more on 30 Sept. last.
449
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 5 Sept. 1408.
After the death of Margaret, his [first] wife, he held the following by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of William, son of John, son of Margaret and himself:
Lympstone, the manor and advowson, of the earl of Devon by knight service, annual value £12.
Woodbury, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual vaue £20.
Churchstanton, the manor, of Odo Champernon by knight service, annual value £20. John son and heir of William de Bryghlegh held 5 a. in Churchstanton with the advowson in his demesne as of fee, and by his charter, dated 27 July 1389 and shown to the jurors, granted them to Henry Andrewe, parson of Lympstone. Thomas Modeslegh, chaplain, Walter Walsshe and Andrew Rydon, and their heirs and assigns. They are held of Odo Champernon by knight service, annual value 2s.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Membury, 1 messuage and 1 carucate called Beckford, of the prior of Goldcliff, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d.; and 1 messuage, 1 dovecot and 1 carucate, which he demised to John Vautort and Alice his wife for their lives, with reversion to himself, for the rent of a rose at Midsummer. They are still living, and so he held the rose, and he held of the same prior, service unknown, annual value 20s.
Exeter, 1 messuage next the south gate formerly of Nicholas de Audley, knight, 1 messuage with garden in Coombe Street, formerly of William Gerveys, and 1 garden in the same street formerly of Walter Shoguer of Crediton. These 3 messuages [sic] in Exeter are held of the king in free burgage as all Exeter is held, annual value 26s.8d. In his last will and testament William Bonevyle willed Alice, his wife, to have the messuage formerly of Nicholas Audley, knight, as her house there, to go after her death to the heirs male of his body. It is the custom of the city time out of mind that properties there may be devised and left by will.
Dulshayes in Kilmington, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, which he granted to Thomas Bal for life for the rent of a rose at Midsummer. Thomas is still alive, and so Bonevyle held the rose. The messuage is held of the abbot of Newenham, service unknown, annual value 33s.4d.
John Strecche, John Passeware, clerk, John Churchulle, John Bruyn, Thomas Brokenton, Walter Walssh and Andrew Rydon formerly held in their demesne as of fee: the manors of Shute, Wiscombe and Uphay; 2 messuages, 1 carucate, 5 a. meadow and 10 a. wood in Northleigh; 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Southleigh; 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 5 a. meadow and 20 a. wood in Dulshayes; 1 messuage in Brays; 40 a. hilly land and 20 a. wood in Borcombe; 1 messuage and 1/4 carucate in Blackley; 3 messuages, 100 a. arable and 8 a. meadow in Moorcox in the manor of Whitford; 1 messuage, 1/2 carucate, 5 a. meadow and 6 a. wood in Painters Cross; 1 messuage and 4 a. arable in Pacehayne; 1 messuage and 1/4 carucate in Nower; 2 messuages and 1 carucate in Lexhayne; 1 messuage and 40 a. arable, 4 a. meadow and 10 a. pasture in Sidbury; 1 messuage and 100 a. arable, 6 a. meadow and 10 a. wood in East Membury; 7 messuages and 100 a. arable, 10 a. meadow and 10 a. pasture in Waringstone; 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Axminster; 60 a. in Challenger; and the advowsons of Northleigh and Southleigh. By their indenture, dated at Shute on 6 June 1402 and shown to the jurors, they granted all the premises to William Bonevyle, knight, and Alice his wife, to them and their heirs with successive remainders failing such heirs to William Bonevyle, son of John Bonevyle, deceased, and his heirs male, Thomas the brother of William and son of John and his heirs male, William son of William and his heirs male, the heirs male of William, Katherine wife of John Wyke and their heirs male, Elizabeth wife of Thomas Carreu, knight, and their heirs male, and the right heirs of William, knight. He therefore held all in fee tail jointly with Alice, who survives him: Shute manor of the earl of Devon by knight service, annual value £20; Wiscombe of the prior of Otterton, service unknown, annual value 100s.; Uphay of the abbot of Newenham, annual value 100s.; Northleigh messuages and lands of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, annual value 100s.; Southleigh of the earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value 5 marks; Dulshayes of the heir of Richard de Merton, service unknown, annual value 10 marks; Brays of Joan widow of Richard Warre, service unknown, annual value 20d.; Borcombe of the dean and chapter of St. Peter’s, Exeter, service unknown, annual value 20s.; Blackley of the prior of Otterton, service unknown, annual value 20s.; Moorcox of the earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value 20s.; Painters Cross and Pacehayne of the same earl, services unknown, annual values 20s. and 5s.; Nower of the prior of Merton, service unknown, annual value 10s.; Lexhayne of the same earl, service unknown, annual value 7 marks; Sidbury of the same dean and chapter, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.; East Membury of the abbot of Newenham, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d.; Waringstone of John Crukerne, service unknown, annual value 40s.; Axminster of Henry prince of Wales of the honour of Bradninch of the duchy of Cornwall, service unknown, annual value 60s.; Challenger of the abbot of Newenham, service unknown, annual value 50s.
He had also held 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Hatway in Sidbury, and granted it to John Hitteway and Agnes his wife for their lives. They granted their interest to Walter Hautesford and Maud his wife, and they by charter dated 7 Jan. 1403 granted it back to William Bonevyle, knight, and his heirs. So he held it of the dean and chapter of St. Peter’s, Exeter, service unknown, annual value 10s.
Jointly with Alice his wife he held the manors of Lynton and Countisbury for their lives in survivorship, by the grant of Walter, abbot of Fo[rde?] by an indenture under the seal of the abbey, for a rent of £6 13s.4d. payable by equal parts at Christmas and Midsummer, with remainder to William, son of William, for his life, annual value 40s. Also jointly they held 2 messuages, 120 a. arable, 17 a. meadow, 4 a. wood and 4 a. alder in Whitford for their lives by the grant by a fine [CP 25(1)/45/71, no.43; licence, CPR 1401–5, p.243] of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, and Maud his wife, with successive remainders to William son and heir of John Bonevyle, Thomas his brother, William son and heir of Thomas, John his brother, and William son of William Bonevyle, knight, and the heirs male of their bodies, William Bonevyle, knight, the heirs of his body, the earl and Maud and the heirs of the earl, annual value 26s.8d.
In his demesne as of fee he held 1 messuage and 1 carucate at Withyhayes in Woodbury, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 40s.; and 1 messuage and 1 carucate purchased from Roger Wyanne in Woodbury, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 6d.
He held the manor of Yardbury for life by the grant of John Colshill and Emma his wife with reversion to them and their heirs, of Edward earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value £4.
He died on 14 Feb. last without heirs by Alice. William son of John, his son, is his next heir, aged 16 years and more on 30 Sept. last.
450
SOMERSET. Inquisition. … 30 June 1408.
By a fine of 1384 [CP 25(1)/289/54, no.110] William Bonevyle granted the manor of Beer by Aller, 2 messuages, 2 carucates and 10 a. meadow in Somerton and High Ham, and half the manor of Limington to Thomas bishop of Exeter, Thomas Bittelsgate, John Hulle, John Churchulle, John Streche, John Beynyn, John Passeway, clerk, John Umfrey, clerk, Walter Walsh, Andrew Ridon, Thomas Gerveys, Nicholas Ive, Richard Kendale, William Lange and Richard Colyn. Afterwards Colyn and Churchulle released them by deeds dated 28 Dec. 1391 to the bishop, William Boneville, knight, John Streche, John Beynyn, John Passewaye, clerk, John Umfrey, clerk, Andrew Rydoun and Walter Walsh. The manor of Beer is held of Margaret Courtenay, annual value 20 marks, the holdings in Somerton of Elizabeth Julers, countess of Kent, annual value 5 marks, and the half manor of Limington of the heir of Lord Beauchamp, annual value …, services unknown.
He also held the other half of the manor of Limington after the death of Margaret his wife by the courtesy of England, of the inheritance of William son of John, his son, annual value £10; 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Ilchester called ‘Torchesplace’, annual value 6 marks; … messuages, … a. arable, 60 a. meadow and 40 a. pasture in Ilchester and ‘Chestermede’, annual value 100s.; 20 a. in ‘Fromondcroft’ by Ilchester, annual value 10s.; the messuages in Ilchester of the king, of the borough of Ilchester, all the rest of the heir of Lord Beauchamp, services all unknown to the jurors; 1 messuage, 1 carucate in Martock called Sayes Place of the earl of Somerset, annual value 5 marks; 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Gurney Street by Combwich, Stockland Bristol, Otterhampton and Cannington of Lord Ponynges, annual value 10 marks; and 1 messuage and 1 carucate in ‘Heyghampine’ called ‘Gasgoyne’ of the abbot of Glastonbury, annual value 100s.; services all unknown.
John Radeston, John Reynald, parson of Limington, Henry Andrewe, parson of Limpstone, Roger Cartere, parson of Wootton Fitzpaine, John Passeware, parson of Over Compton, John Umfray, vicar of Chewton Mendip, Nicholas Yve of West Kington, Andrew Rydon, William Walsh, John Prestes, William Langes of Axminster, Henry Wotton, Thomas Brokhampton, William Lange, John Bytelsgate and Thomas Gervays acquired to themselves and their heirs from William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and William Bonevyle, knight, the manor of Thurlbear, held of the king in chief by knight service in fee simple. Richard II by letters patent of 1392 [CPR 1391–6, p.54] pardoned this acquisition and their grant of the manor to William Bonevyle and Margaret his wife. By their charter dated 29 Aug. 1392 they enfeoffed William and Margaret, with successive remainders to Thomas their son and Cecily his wife, their heirs male, and the right heirs of William. Thomas the son is dead. Cecily survives. Annual value of the manor 40 marks.
John Mountague of ‘la Blee’ formerly held in his demesne as of fee 1 toft, 40 a. arable and 5 a. meadow in Thurlbear by Taunton, and granted them, described as all the lands formerly of John James in Thurlbear, to William Bonevyle, knight, John Streche, Thomas Modeslegh, clerk, Andrew Rydon, Walter Walsh and Roger Tremayl, their heirs and assigns. William and Walter are dead; the rest hold of the bishop of Winchester in their demesne as of fee, service unknown, annual value 20s.
David Brid and Joan his wife by a fine of 1394 [CP 25(1)/201/32, no.12] granted 1 messuage, 60 a. arable, 2 a. meadow and 6 a. wood in Holway to William Bonevyle, knight, and Margaret his wife, with successive remainders to Thomas their son, the heirs of his body, and the right heirs of William. By another fine of 1393 [CP 25(1)/201/31, no.43] John Wroth and Orange his wife granted 1 messuage, 1/2 carucate, 2 a. meadow and 6 a. wood in Holway and Shoreditch to William and Margaret with similar remainders.
Henry Goulde and Walter Walssh held in their demesne as of fee half the manor of Lillesdon, comprising 1 messuage, lands, gardens, closes and 8 1/2 marks rent of John Beauchamp, knight, and Joan his wife, and granted it to William Bonevyle and Margaret for their lives, with successive remainders to Richard their son for his life, John Cobbeham and Katharine his wife, and the right heirs of William. William Bonevyle held it for his life and died holding it of the earl of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Richard the son died in the lifetime of his father. John Cobbeham and Katherine had issue Elizabeth, who still lives. John Cobbeham is dead.
William Bonevyle formerly held in his demesne as of fee:
Milton Falconbridge, 12 messuages, 200 a. and 50 a. meadow, and by his charter, dated 26 Dec. 1395 and enrolled in the Bench in Easter term 1398, granted all his lands there to John Wadham, John Streche, John Beynyn and Walter Walsh, their heirs and assigns, and they held them of John earl of Somerset, service unknown, annual value 100s. William Bonevyle had no estate therein.
Idstock, the manor, by the grant of Ralph Seyntclere, rendering yearly for life 53s.4d., and by his charter dated at Shute on 20 Feb. 1404 he granted it to John Strecche, Thomas Brokhampton, Thomas Modeslegh, clerk, Andrew Rydon and Walter Walssh, their heirs and assigns. They held of the same earl, service unknown, annual value 100s., and he had no estate in it.
West Chinnock, 1 messuage and 1/2 carucate, granted by the same charter to the same, and held of the prior of Montacute, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.
Salt Moor, 20 a. meadow and 30 a. pasture, granted by the same charter to the same, and held of the countess of Kent, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d.
Beer by Combwich, the manor, and he granted it to William Poulet and Margaret his wife for their lives, rendering 11 marks by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas.
Wearne by Langport, 2 messuages and 1 carucate, of which he granted 1 messuage and 1/2 carucate to Richard Appelyn and Alice his wife for their lives, rendering £6 13s.4d. by equal parts at the four principal terms, and 1 messuage and 1/2 carucate to John Waleys and Agnes his wife for their lives for a similar rent.
Chaffcombe by Somerton, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, and he granted them to William Growe for life to hold by a rent of 30s. by equal parts at the two principal terms.
By the same charter mentioned above, dated at Shute on 20 Feb. 1404, he granted to the same feoffees the rents and services of William and Margaret Poulet, Richard and Alice Appelyn, John and Agnes Waleys, and William Growe in the above-named places. They all seven attorned to the feoffees, so that he had no estate in any of these lands. Beer manor is held of the prior of Farleigh, Wearne of the bishop of Bath, and Chaffcombe of the abbot of Glastonbury, services all unknown, no annual values beyond the rents.
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 12 a. arable and 4 a. meadow in Westbury of the bishop of Bath, annual value 10s.; and 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Yeovilton of the heir of Lord Beauchamp, annual value 20s.; service unknown to the jurors.
He formerly held the manor of Tatworth and by his charter, dated at Shute on 19 Dec. 1396 and enrolled in Easter term 1398, granted it to John Streche, Thomas Brokhampton and Andrew Rydon, who are still alive, and Walter Walsh, now deceased. The first three still hold it of the bishop of Bath by knight service, and he has no estate in it. Annual value 10 marks.
By two fines of 1397 [CP 25(1)/201/32, nos.33, 35] between William Bonevyle, Margaret his wife, Humphrey Stafford and Elizabeth his wife, and John Beynyn, the reversions of half the manors of Great Lopen and Over Stratton, which Maud widow of Thomas Boclond, knight, held for life, of a third part of half the manor of Merriott, which she held in dower, and of the other two parts of the half, which Hugh Cheyne and Maud his wife held for the life of Maud, were granted to William and Margaret with successive remainders to Thomas Bonevyle and the heirs male of his body, Hugh Bonevyle and his heirs male, William Bonevyle and his heirs male, the heirs of William and Margaret, and the right heirs of Margaret; and the reversions of the other halves were granted to Humphrey de Stafford and Elizabeth his wife, their heirs, and the right heirs of Elizabeth. Afterwards by agreement between William Bonevyle and Margaret and Humphrey Stafford and Elizabeth, the half manors of Great Lopen and Over Stratton were assigned to Humphrey and Elizabeth for their lives in exchange for that half of the manor of Merriott which was not granted to William and Margaret by the fine, and that half which was not granted by Humphrey and Elizabeth except a third part of all the wood called Eggwood and a third part of the fallow land next the wood and except the reversion of 1 messuage, 1 curtilage, 50 a. arable, 15 a. meadow, 1 watermill and 1 dovecot in Bowmill, Northdon and Crepe in the manor of Merriott, which Richard Slade holds for life, and which reversions were assigned after his death to William Bonevyle and Margaret in return for the said half manors of Great Lopen and Over Stratton, rendering 10 marks yearly to Humphrey and Elizabeth, with remainder after the deaths of William and Margaret to Thomas Bonevyle and his heirs male. So when he died William Bonevyle held all the manor of Merriott, exceptions excepted, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20. Thomas is dead. William his son is next heir, aged …2 years and more.
William Bonevyle held the advowson of Buckland of the bishop of Winchester, service unknown, annual value nil.
In right of Alice his [second] wife he held for her life a third part of the manors of Rodney Stoke, Dinder, Lamyatt, Backwell, Ashill, Winford, Priddy, Hallatrow, Twerton, and Saltford in dower from John Rodney, her former husband. By indenture dated 11 April 1403 William and Alice granted all these third parts to Peter Courtenay, knight, now deceased, John Seyntjon, knight, Richard Barbe, John Merlonde, Richard Sutton, John Venables, John Pederton and William Poulet, to hold at farm for the life of Alice, rendering 50 marks yearly. So he held the rent of 50 marks jointly with Alice. Also in her dower he held a third part of the manor of Clevedon of Lady Despenser, annual value 10 marks.
By a fine of 1397 William Bonevyle granted to John Streche, Thomas Modysle, parson of Churchstanton, Henry Andrewe, parson of Lympstone, Thomas Brokenton, Walter Walsh and Andrew Rydon the manor of Stapleton, half the manor of Sock Dennis, and the advowson of Sock Dennis [CP 25(1)/290/58, no.306]. Richard II by letters patent of 5 Dec. 1397 pardoned their acquisition of Stapleton without licence [CPR 1396–9, p.268]. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £30. The half manor of Sock Dennis is held of the heir of Lord Beauchamp, annual value 25 marks.
He died on 14 Feb. last. William son of John, his son, is next heir, aged 16 years and more on 30 Sept. last.
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By a fine of 1385 [CP 25(1)/5 1/49, no.45] John Stokelond and Mary his wife granted to William Bonevyle, knight, and Margaret his wife 1 messuage, 1 mill, 4 carucates, 7 a. meadow, 6 a. wood and 20s. rent in Pimperne, Afflington, Moreton, Herston, Swanage, Arflet Mill and Corfe Castle, which William Clavyll held for life, in reversion after his death with successive remainders to Thomas their son, his heirs male, and the right heirs of William. Margaret died. Thomas married Cecily, now the wife of William Cheyny, and they had a son William. Thomas died, and William Clavyll died. William Bonevyle entered and held when he died. One carucate is in Pimperne, held of the heir of the earl of March, who is in the king’s ward, service unknown, annual value 40s.; 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 7 a. meadow and 6 a. wood are in Afflington, held of the same, service unknown, annual value 100s.; 1/2 carucate and 5s. rent are in Moreton, held of the same, service unknown, annual value 20s.; 1/2 carucate and 5s. rent are in Herston, held of the lord of Godlingston, service unknown, annual value 20s.; 1/2 carucate and 5s. rent are in Swanage, held of the heir of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value 20s.; the mill is in Alflet Mill, held of the same, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.; and 1/2 carucate and 5s. rent are in Corfe Castle, held of the same, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.
John Streche, John Passewaye, clerk, John Churchehulle, John Beynyn, Thomas Brockhampton, Walter Walsh and Andrew Rydon held in their demesne as of fee 6 messuages, 2 carucates, 10 a. meadow, 200 a. pasture on the hills, 8 a. wood and 15s. rent in Wild and 1 messuage, 1 toft, 2 carucates, 15 a. meadow and 10 a. wood in Dalwood, and by their indenture dated at Shute on 6 June 1402 granted all their lands in Wild and Burgh in Dalwood to William Bonevyle, knight, and Alice, and their heirs, with successive remainders to William son of John Bonevyle and his heirs male, Thomas his brother and his heirs male, William son of William, knight, and his heirs male, the heirs male of William, knight, then half to Katherine wife of John Wyke and her heirs male, and half to Elizabeth wife of Thomas Carreu, knight, and her heirs male, and the right heirs of William Bonevyle, knight. So he held in fee tail jointly with Alice, the holdings in Wild of John Arundel of his manor of Wootton Fitzpaine by knight service, annual value 5 marks, and those in Burgh in Dalwood of Joan widow of Richard Warre by knight service, annual value 5 marks.
He held the manor of Colway in right of Alice for her life, of Thomas Ponyng, knight, by knight service, with remainder to John Carmynowe and his heirs, annual value 6 marks.
He held 1 messuage in Lyme Regis to himself and his heirs, of the king of the borough of Lyme, by a rent of 2s.8d., annual value 12d.
He died on 14 Feb. last without heirs by Alice. William son of John, his son, is next heir, aged 16 on 30 Sept. last. Thomas son of William and Margaret died during his father’s lifetime. William is his son and heir, aged 12 years and more.
C 137/68, no.42
E 149/91, no.13