Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 452-501

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 452-501

452 ISABEL WIDOW OF JOHN DAUMARLE, KNIGHT
Writ 5 Oct. 1407.
DEVON. Inquisition. Modbury. 10 Nov.
John Isaak, Nicholas Tremayn and John Prousz held the manor of Flete and a third part of the manor of Holbeton, and by their charter granted them to Isabel for life with remainder to John late earl of Huntingdon, Elizabeth his wife, who survives, and his heirs. They granted the reversion to Warin Waldegrave, John Lewys, clerk, and William Burleston, and their heirs and assigns. Isabel attorned to them. They regranted the reversion to the earl and Elizabeth and their heirs and assigns by charter, and Isabel attorned to them. The earl died. Elizabeth married John Cornewayll, knight, who still lives, and so the reversion belongs to them in right of Elizabeth and to her heirs and assigns. The manor and part manor are held of Edward earl of Devon of his castle of Plympton St. Mary by knight service, annual value 20 marks.
After the death of her husband, John Daumarle, knight, she held in dower, by the assignment of Clarice Berye, with reversion to her and her heirs a third part of the manor of Aveton Giffard, of the earl of Devon of the same castle by knight service, annual value 10 marks, and a third part of the manor of Lustleigh, of the earl of March, a minor in the king’s ward, of his manor of Marshwood Vale by knight service, annual value 60s.
She held for life by the grant of John Isaak, Nicholas Tremayn and John Prousz: the manor and advowson of North Huish, with remainder to Thomas Tremayn, clerk, for life, then to Clarice and her heirs, of the earl of Devon of the same castle, annual values, manor 6 marks, advowson nil; the manor and advowson of Marytavy, with remainder to James Tremayn for life and then to Clarice and her heirs, of Robert Hull, senior, of his manor of ‘Byckeford Wallys’, annual values, manor 100s., advowson nil; and the manor of Sydenham, with remainder to Nicholas Tremayn for life, and then to his heirs, of John de la Pomeray, knight, by knight service, annual value 60s.
She also held for life of the earl of Devon of the same castle by knight service: the manor of Throwleigh by the grant of John Isaak and Nicholas Tremayn, with remainder to John Prousz and his heirs, annual value 40s.; the manor of Gidleigh by the grant of the same, with remainder to Richard Prousz for life, and then to John Prousz and his heirs, annual value 50s.; and 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Whitchurch and Collaton by the grant of John Isaak and John Prousz, with remainder to Nicholas Tremayn and his heirs, annual value 40s.
She died on 30 Aug. 1407. Nicholas Tremayn, her son and heir, is aged 40 years and more.
C 137/68, no.43
453 PHILIP SEYNTCLERE, KNIGHT
Writ 17 May 1408.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Yeovil. 27 June.
He held the manor of Chiselborough in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20.
He died on 18 May last. John his son and next heir is aged 10 years and more.
454
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Swaffham Prior. 15 June 1408.
He held nothing in Cambridgeshire.
455
Writ 27 Nov. 1408.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Swaffham Prior. 7 Feb. 1409.
He held the manor of Swaffham Prior in his demesne as of fee by the grant of Walter Hook and Thomas Joop by a fine [CP 25(1)/290/59, no.20], to him, Margaret his late wife and their heirs male. It is held of the prior of Ely, the earl of Oxford, William atte Lee, John Shadworth and John Totehull separately, services unknown, annual value £10.
He died on 14 May last. John son of Margaret and himself is his next heir, aged 11 years and more. Thomas Remys has held the manor and taken all the profits since his death.
456
Writ 11 July 1408.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Langham. 17 Nov.
He held the manor of Withersfield in his demesne as of fee by the grant of Walter Hook and Thomas Joop, to himself, Margaret his wife and their heirs male, by a fine [as in no.455]. It is held of the countess of Stafford of her manor of Haverhill, service unknown, annual value £30.
He died on 14 May. John his son and next heir is aged 11 years and more.
457
Writ 17 May 1408.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford. 9 June.
He held the manors of Barton Steeple and Stanton St. John in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief, services unknown. By his deed of 7 May 1406 he granted 40s. yearly to John Willicotes, esquire, for life from the manor of Barton for his counsel and service. The annual values are: Barton Steeple beyond the 40s. £30, Stanton St. John £15.
He also held the manor of Chalgrove in his demesne as of fee of the prince, of the honour of Wallingford, service unknown, annual value £8.
He died on 14 May. John his son and heir was aged 10 years on 1 Nov. last.
458
Writ 17 May 1408.
SURREY. Inquisition. Godstone. 26 May.
He held the manors of Lagham, Marden, Hedgecourt and Burstow by the grant of Walter Hoke and Thomas Joop, to himself, Margaret his wife and their heirs male by a fine [as in no.455].
Lagham manor is held of William Warbelton of his manor of Tandridge by a rent of 1 pair of gilt spurs or 6d. at Michaelmas, 8s.6d. rent to the manor of Tandridge, 8d. to the manor of Lowland once held by John Newdegate and 1 1/2d. for a tenement once held by Richard Burstowe called ‘Stondlond’ belonging to the manor of Lagham, annual value £10.
Marden manor is held of William Warbelton of his manor of Tandridge by a rent of 3s.6d. and suit of court there, annual value 60s.
Of Hedgecourt manor 1 parcel called ‘Shavenore’ with part of the park is held of John Dalyngregge, knight, of his manor of Shiffolds by a rent of 10s., and the other parcel called ‘Lilley’ with the rest of the park of William Warbelton of his manor of Tandridge, services unknown, annual value of the whole manor of Hedgecourt 40s.
Burstow manor is held of the archbishop of Canterbury by rendering £6 by equal parts at the four principal terms at his manor of Wimbledon, annual value 10 marks.
Margaret died on 10 May, Philip on 16 May last. John, the son and heir of both, is aged 12 years and more.
459
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Eastbourne. 5 June 1408.
He held the manors of Lavertye and Tarring Neville in his demesne as of fee of the king of the fee of Leicester by knight service, annual values 40s. and 66s.8d.; and those of Brambletye, Jevington and Heighton, with the lands and tenements called Newnham in Maresfield, in his demesne as of fee of the king of the honour of the Eagle, the manors by knight service, annual values, Brambletye nil, Jevington £10, Heighton £6 13s.4d., Newnham, service unknown to the jurors, 26s.8d.
He also held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Nutbourne of the bishop of Exeter of his manor of Chidham, service unknown, annual value 60s.
Walter Hoke holds the manor of Exceat for life by the grant of Richard de Herst, John son of William de Hadrisham, Henry atte Grove and Andrew Fynch, with reversion to Philip and his heirs. It is held of the king of the same honour by knight service.
He died on 14 May last. John his son and heir is aged 10 years and more.
460
Writ, melius sciri, what were the holdings in Maresfield called Newnham and by what service were they held, 5 Jan. 1409.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Uckfield. 28 March.
Newnham in Maresfield comprises 96 a. arable, 8 1/2 a. meadow, 6 a. pasture, 6 a. wood, 18s.6d. rent and a customary right in Ashdown forest, held of the king of the honour of the Eagle by a rent of 22d., 1 hen and 2 eggs and suit of court of avesfold or avesfield (avisfaldum) of the forest once yearly.
461
Writ 17 May 1408.
KENT. Inquisition. Otford. 9 July.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
West Yaldham, the manor, of William Kyriell of his manor of Eynsford by the service of a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s.
Kemsing, half of 116 a., of the earl of Arundel of his manor of Kemsing in gavelkind by fealty, suit of court and 7s.6d. rent, annual value 20s.8d.
Woodland, 80 a., of the archbishop of Canterbury of his manor of Otford in gavelkind by a rent of 14s.2d. and suit of court, annual value 29s.
Lullingstone, the reversion of the castle and a rent of 5 marks, having granted the castle to Alan de Barndhurste(?) to hold for his life and one year more for that rent.
By the courtesy of England after the death of Margaret his wife he held:
Ensfield, the manor, of the earl of Stafford of his castle of Tonbridge by the service of one knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks.
Penshurst, the manor, of the archbishop of Canterbury of his manor of Otford in gavelkind by fealty, a rent of 7 1/2d. and 2 hens, and suit of court, annual value 20s.; and 80 a. pasture there called South Park, of Robert Lovell and Walter Polle of their manor of Fawkham in gavelkind by fealty, 8s. rent and suit of court, annual value 10s.; 20 a. there called Latterhams, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem of his manor of Sutton at Hone in gavelkind by fealty and a rent of 7s., annual value 6s.8d.; and 20 a. there called Hawden, of Reynold Cobham of his manor of Chiddingstone in gavelkind by fealty, a rent of 12d. and suit of court, annual value 2s.
Ashour, the park so-called, of the earl of Stafford of his castle of Tonbridge by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 8s.4d. The castle is in the ward of the archbishop of Canterbury owing to the minority of the earl.
Chiddingstone, 7 a. called ‘Marcheshope’, of John Chaloner of his manor of Reinsley in gavelkind by fealty, a rent of 5s.4d. and suit of court, annual value 5s.
Bidborough, 2 a. called ‘Harelond’, of William Chaun of his manor of Leigh in gavelkind by fealty, a rent of 1d. and suit of court, annual value 2s.
Leigh, 8 a., of William Chaun of his manor of Leigh in gavelkind by fealty and a rent of 2d., annual value 5s.; 3 a. there called Barnetts, of Robert Lovell of his manor of Fawkham in gavelkind by fealty and a rent of 9d., annual value 1d.; and a park there called Northpark and 100 a. beside it, of the earl of Stafford of his castle of Tonbridge by fealty alone, annual value 4 marks.
He also held in his demesne as of fee 15s.6d. in assize rents from various tenements in Penshurst, Chiddingstone and Chevening.
All were taken into the king’s hands. He died on 16 May. John his son and heir was aged 12 years on the day of the inquisition. The special heirs in gavelkind are John and also Thomas his brother, aged 7 years on the same day. There are no other heirs.
462
Writ 17 May 1408.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Arnesby. 2 July.
He held nothing in Leicestershire.
He died on 14 May. John his son and heir is aged 12 years and more.
463
Writ, plura, 27 Nov. 1408.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester. 25 Feb. 1409.
He held the manor of Ashby Magna in his demesne as of fee of the king of the honour of Peverel, service unknown, annual value 20 marks.
He died on 14 May last. John his son and heir is aged 11 years and more. John Rage of Ashby Magna has held the manor since his death and taken the profits, title unknown.
464
Writ 11 July 1408.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury. 24 Oct.
He held nothing in Buckinghamshire.
He died on 16 May. John his son and heir is aged 12 years and more.
C 137/68, no.44
E 149/91, no.2
E 152/422, no.3
465 ELIZABETH WIDOW OF WILLIAM LA ZOUCHE, KNIGHT
Writ 16 April 1408.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Calne. 19 May.
She held the manor of Calstone Wellington in dower by assignment of the king in chancery, of the inheritance of William la Zouche, son and heir of William, of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £12.
She died on 3 April 1408. William la Zouche of Harringworth is the son and next heir of William la Zouche, knight, and aged 30 years and more.
466
Writ 16 April 1408.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Dunstable. 25 April.
She held in dower of the inheritance of William la Zouche half the manors of Eaton Bray and Totternhoe by assignment in chancery, and the other halves by assignment of William la Zouche in allowance for other manors, lands and tenements assigned in chancery. Eaton Bray is held of the king in chief by the service of one knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks; Totternhoe of the barony of Odell by knight service, annual value 10 marks.
Date of death and heir as above.
467
Writ 16 April 1408.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 27 April.
She held for a time 5 parts out of 12 of the manor of Harringworth, assigned in chancery in dower, of the inheritance of William la Zouche. The whole manor is held of Lord Grey of Ruthin of his manor of Yardley Hastings by knight service; annual value of the 5 parts 100s. After assignment she gave them back to William la Zouche as next heir, so that she held nothing in the county when she died.
Date of death and heir as above.
468
Writ 16 April 1408.
LONDON. Inquisition. 15 May.
She held for a time 5 parts out of 12 of a messuage and of 7 shops on Cornhill, held of the king in free burgage, as all London is held, and assigned to her in dower in chancery. She immediately gave them back to William la Zouche as son and heir, and so she held nothing in London when she died.
Date of death as above.
C 137/69, no.45
E 149/90, no.10
469 MARGARET WIDOW OF ROGER HERON, KNIGHT
Writ 18 June 1407.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Arrington. 26 Sept.
She held for life with reversion to William son and heir of William Heron:
Croydon in Croydon, the manor extending in Croydon, Malton, Arrington and Wendy, of the king of the honour of Peverel by knight service, annual value 8 marks.
Malton, 1 messuage, 40 a. arable and 8 a. meadow, annual value 26s.8d.; Arrington, 1 messuage and 30 a., annual value 13s.4d.; and Wendy, 1 messuage and 40 a., annual value 13s.4d.; all being parcels of the above manor, but of whom they are held and by what services is unknown.
She died on 7 April last. William son and heir of William Heron, to whom the reversion belongs, is in the ward of Robert Ogle and is aged 7 years and more.
C 137/69, no.46
E 149/89, no.3
470 RICHARD SAVAGE
Writ 3 Oct. 1407.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Folkingham. 21 March 1408.
Six a. arable and 3 roods of meadow in Walcot which Richard Savage of Folkingham held for life by the law of England, of the inheritance of Agnes his late wife, daughter and heir of John Walkot, came into the hands of Richard II and remain to the present king owing to the felony of Richard Savage at Stamford on 20 March 1395, when he killed John Bocher of Stamford, and for that abjured the realm. They are held of Katherine de Walkote, service unknown, annual value 2s.
He died on 29 March 1402. Joan, daughter of William Fogg of Folkingham and Isabel his late wife, is kinswoman and heir of Agnes, being the daughter of Isabel, daughter of Agnes, and aged 12 years and more.
C 137/69, no.47
471 JOHN HONE
Writ 10 Feb. 1408.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wantage. 20 April.
William, late Lord Botreaux, held in his demesne as of fee a quarter of the manor of Upton Moels of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 6 marks. He married Elizabeth, now Lady Botreaux, and by his deed granted the quarter manor to John Hone for life with the king’s licence [CPR 1370–4, p.29], with reversion to his own right heirs. So John Hone held it all his life.
He died on 28 Jan. last. Lawrence his son and heir is aged 7 years and more. William de Botreaux, in the king’s ward, aged 19 years and more, is the heir of William Lord Botreaux, being the son of William, his son.
C 137/69, no.48
472 JOHN DE LYSLE, KNIGHT
Writ 8 Feb. 1408.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wallingford. 2 March.
Jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives him, he held 2 messuages, 3 carucates, 50 a. meadow and 50 a. wood in Crookham and Thatcham, by the grant of Richard Pavy to them and his heirs. Of whom and by what service they are held is unknown; annual value 40s.
He died on 1 Feb. last. John his son and heir is aged 22 years and more.
473
Writ 8 Feb. 1408.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester. 27 Feb.
He once held the manor of Wimborne All Hallows, and long before his death, by a deed dated 8 Feb. 1389 and shown to the jurors, he granted it, except for the advowson, fines, wards, marriages, heriots and reliefs of tenants, to Gilbert atte Melle, Joan his wife and John their son, who is still living, to hold for their lives, paying 53s.4d. by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. It is held of Thomas Wake of his manor of Wimborne St. Giles, service unknown. So he died holding the rent.
Date of death and heir as above.
474
Writ 8 Feb. 1408.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury. 23 Feb.
He held a parcel of the bailiwick of the forest of Chute called Hippenscombe and another called ‘Wiltesshyrebaillye’ of the king in chief, as part of the wardenship of the forest, annual value nil.
Date of death and heir as above.
475
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester. 28 Feb. 1408.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
‘Wodehous’, 1 messuage and 30 a. so-called, of the king in chief by the services of the wardenship of the forest of Chute and a rent of 10s. payable by the sheriff at Michaelmas, annual value beyond that nil.
Chute, 42 a. of assart in the forest, of the king in chief by a rent of 14s. payable by the sheriff at Michaelmas, annual value beyond that nil.
He once held the manor of South Shorewell in the Isle of Wight in his demesne as of fee, and long before his death, by an indenture dated 3 Nov. 1393 and shown to the jurors, he granted it, except for the advowson, wards, marriages, reliefs and escheats, to John Bolt and Alice his wife, who are still alive, for their lives with reversion to himself and his heirs, paying 20 marks by equal parts at the four principal terms. Afterwards on 5 Oct. 1400 he released 10 of the 20 marks to them.
Similarly he once held the manor of Appleford in the Isle of Wight, and by his deed, dated 6 April 1404 and shown to the jurors, he granted it, except for marriages, escheats, woods, advowson of the chapel and fines of tenants at will, to Henry Haules for life, with reversion to himself and his heirs, rendering 100s. So he held the rents. There are also tenements, annual value 10s., parcel of the manor, which he held in his demesne as of fee.
Both manors are held of Edward duke of York of his castle of Carisbrooke, service unknown.
Jointly with Elizabeth his wife he held the manors of Shanklin and Holloway of the same duke of the same castle, services unknown, by the grant of Nicholas Spenser, John Tadholte and William Coudray to them and his heirs; and also jointly by the grant of Henry Haules the manor of Thruxton for their lives with remainder to Lancelot, their son.
Date of death and heir as above.
[Parts illegible; readings doubtful].
C 137/69, no.49
E 149/91, no.9
476 JOHN SON OF JOHN WORSTEDE
Writ for proof of age of John son of John Worstede, son of Isabel, one sister and heir of Thomas Dolshill, 15 Feb. 1408.
LONDON. Proof of age. 2 March.
The jurors say that he is aged 21 years and more, having been born in London on 7 Sept. 1386 and baptised in the church of St. Lawrence Jewry, and they know for the following reasons:
John Cosseham, aged 48 years, was present in the church and saw the baptism by Robert Leper, then vicar.
Robert Byfeld, 50, Thomas Adam, 48, and John Baddeby, 54, separately said that they were present in the church because John Worstede the father asked them to be witnesses.
John Merlyng, 46, Walter Wode, 52, Thomas Starton, 48, and Stephen Petley, 47, came to the church with John Otteley, the godfather.
Roger Loundres, 45, Adam Holt, 50, Walter Adam, 48, and Peter Coteler, 50, were in the church with Nicholas Exton, then mayor, as witnesses for divers matters in dispute between the prior of Merton and William Moore, then one of the sheriffs.
477
Similar writ, 10 April 1408.
LONDON. Proof of Age. 22 April.
Findings exactly as last except that the ages of Stephen Petley and Roger Loundres are given as 56 and 51, and that the mayor and sheriff are named as Nicholas Brembre and John Orgon [those of the previous year].
C 137/69, no.52
478 THOMAS SON OF WILLIAM HARYNGTON
Writ for proof of age of Thomas son of William Haryngton of Bassingthorpe; Henry Lyvermere who has the wardship [grant, CPR 1399–1401, p.186] should be warned, 23 Feb. 1408.
[Endorsed]: He was warned by William Cokke, servant of the escheator, and Thomas Sleford.
LINCOLN. Proof of age. Corby. 20 Sept.
The jurors say that he was born at Grantham and baptised there on 25 May 21 years ago [1387], and gave the following reasons for their knowledge:
Hugh Mortain(?), aged 50 years and more, had a son Thomas born on that day.
Simon Russell, 70 and more, was the godfather of Thomas son of Hugh, his neighbour, who came from Grantham and told him that William Haryngton had a son called Thomas.
Thomas Pepyr, 50 and more: his sister Margaret married Richard Bayvill of Grantham, bailiff of the father, in that year.
John Bole, senior, 70 and more, was bailiff of the father at Bassingthorpe in that year and John his son was born on the Friday before the birth of Thomas.
Richard Baily, 44 and more, married Joan his wife in that year.
John Bole, junior, 43 and more, took certain lands in Bassingthorpe at farm of the prioress of Stixwould and knows by the year of the court roll.
John Hogg, 59 and more, was at the market in Grantham that day and came to Bassingthorpe where his neighbours told him of the birth.
John Taylour, 50 and more, married Agnes his wife in that year.
John Glover, 43 and more, spoke with Margaret, the nurse of Thomas, and married her that year.
John Richemond, 80 and more, had a son William born that year.
John Armstrong, 43 and more, was at the market at Grantham and saw Thomas carried from the church after the baptism.
John Russel, 42 and more, had a sister born that year.
C 137/69, no.54
479 ANNE, WIDOW OF FULK SON OF FULK FITZWARYN
Writ to assign dower, 16 Feb. 1408.
BERKSHIRE. Indenture of assignment to Anne widow of Fulk Fitzwaryn, in the presence of the farmers of two parts of his lands, and John Lannoy and Richard Gratele, next friends of Fulk his son. 20 April.
In the manor of Wantage, which Fulk Fitzwaryn held: 1 chamber with another called ‘la drawyngchambre’ and 3 cellars below to the east of the hall, 1 garden called ‘le lytulgardyn’ with ingress and egress by the door of the hall, 2 granges with a long house called ‘le longehous’ with all the barton, fisheries, ditches and enclosures to the south within the precincts of the granges; a close called ‘le Asshenmore’ and one called ‘les Mores’ in the north part, both held by Isabel Dallyngrygge; in the field called ‘le Westfeld’ 20 selions to the south of ‘Meremull’ held by Richard Dycoun, and 20 selions to the south of ‘Meremull’ called ‘Mabilleslond’ held by Ralph Bosch and 6 selions to the south part of ‘Meremull’ held by Richard Dycon, and 10 selions in the south part in the field called ‘le Estfeld’; 13 selions in the south part of Tounhull held by the same Ralph, and 30 selions on Tounhull and 14 selions to the south part, held by the same Richard; in ‘Denefurlong’ 12 selions and 7 in the south part held by the same Richard, and 12 by ‘Mabilleslond’ and 7 in the south part held by the same Ralph; 4 selions in the south of a culture called ‘Chalkhull’ held by the same Ralph; and in the field called ‘le Hale’ 15 selions in ‘Langlond’ with 2 selions called ‘le Hendeacre’, 20 selions in the north part of the same culture, 18 selions there, and 2 in the west of ‘le Asshemore’, all held by Isabel Dallyngrygge
In Grove, of the land called ‘Rowelot’ 5 a. in the field called ‘Lytylmerssh’ by parcels in the south part, and 1 a. in the field called ‘le Northull’, all held by Richard Millyng; 9 a. meadow in ‘la Inmede’ in the south called ‘Mabillemede’ held by Richard Palmere; 4 a. meadow in ‘Northmede’ held by Richard Millyng; 8 a. meadow in ‘Rockeseye’ held by Richard Dycoun; 3 a. meadow in the close called ‘le Roundemore’ and 1 1/2 a. meadow in 3 ‘moris’ in the west of ‘Josefplace’, both held by the same Richard Dycoun; 1/2 a. in the ‘Northmede’ of Grove held by Roger Gigour as the mower’s fee, and 1 strip (gora) of meadow lying to the east end of ‘Mabillemede’ in ‘la Inlond’ held by the same as the same fee; 100 a. pasture in the pasture called ‘Josefdoune’ held by Richard Dycoun; and 80 a. in the pasture called ‘le Ratherdoune’ in the eastern part remaining in the hands of the lord.
Half of the profits from the custom called ‘le Averyngsylver’ in Wantage, and all the profits of another custom called ‘Smytheswerk’ in the same place; and all the rents and services of the following free tenants in Wantage: Richard Wodeford 46s.6 1/4d. and 2 parts of 1 ‘church’, Alice Wodeford 11s.10 1/2d. with 1 ‘church’, Thomas Wynterborne 12s.6d., Thomas atte Boure 18 1/4d. William Hardyng 4d., John Felice 7s.2d., Simon Finacourt 8d., Margery Waterbouk 17 1/4d. with 1 ‘church’, William Helere 23d., Richard Derby 2d., John Isaak 11d., Robert Bench 3s., John Kyng, butcher, 6s., Walter Deyere 5s., Richard March 8d., John Longe 3s.10d., William Whithed 6d. with 1 ‘church’, the heirs of John Herele, knight, 5s.5 1/2d., John Counsal, 11s.3/4d., and he will be reeve … has been clerk (et erit prepositus … clericus fuerit), Richard Millyng 3s.7 1/2d., Richard Wynterbourne 32s.8d., Robert Boute 2s.1 1/4d., William Barre 5d., William Clement 8s.6 1/2d., John Bonevyle 4d., Thomas Deraunt 13 3/4d., Henry Jolyf 4s.9 1/4d., John atte Water 43s.1d., John Reem 5s., John Fletcher 3/4d., Walter Chapman 3s.10 1/2d., Thomas Wynterbourne, 6s.8d.
The rents and services of tenants by custom of the manor: Richard Wodeford for the farm of 1 tenement called ‘Meestenement’ with 1 ‘church’; Alice Wodeford for 1 curtilage, 2 1/2 a. and 2 stalls for selling fish; Edward Creck for 1 cottage; William Hardyng for various lands; John Felice for a third part of a vacant plot; William Helere for 1 cottage with curtilage; Richard Derby for 1 cottage with lands at ‘Lonshull’; John Kyng, butcher, for 1 tenement and 1 cottage; Walter Deyere for 1 plot with a tenement; William Kyng, ‘webbere’, for 1 cottage; Richard Henele for 2 cottages; Alice Skynner for 1 cottage with lands; John Longe for lands; William Whithed for 1 cottage and lands; John Barbour for 1 cottage; Robert Shank for 1 cottage; Richard Wynterbourne for 1 toft and lands; John Bonevyle, Henry Jolyf, John atte Water, John Reem and Robert Hoom for lands.
A pond called ‘le Mulnmere’ and a toft where the mill formerly stood with a watercourse to it. Certain stalls in the market of which Richard Derby holds 2, Robert Bocher 2, Thomas Folkewyn 1, William Cloweman 2, John Houchyns 1, Walter Chapman of Grove 1, John Drapere 1, John Chapman 1 and Richard Glovere 1; and stalls remaining in the lady’s hands, formerly held by John Brympton 1, John Northcote 1, William Tannere 1 and John Tannere ‘soutere’, 1; pleas and perquisites of the court of Wantage, assize of bread and ale… all other profits … men and tenants there 12d. and 6 bushels of wheat and hidage 8s. … tithing of ‘Noion’ with 18d. from … in the same and 6 bushels of corn … hidage 10s. and 3 bushels … tithing of ‘Lokynge’ with 12d. and 6 bushels … tithing of ‘Martyn’ … view of frankpledge, courts or hundreds within the bounds of the tithings … court of the hundred of Wantage … tithing of Buckland, all profits, farms, amercements, waifs and strays, 7s.8d. of a third part of 23s. hidage … paid to the abbot of Abingdon.
A third part of the profits of the bailiwick of Westcot, of waifs and strays and all other profits, of the fees and amercements and tolls of the town of Wantage, and of the foldage for imparking and woods.
[Many words illegible].
480
Writ to assign dower, 16 Feb. 1408.
WILTSHIRE. Assignment of dower in the presence of the farmers of two parts of the lands of Fulk Fitzwaryn, and John Lannoy and John Argere, next friends of the heir of Fulk Fitzwaryn. 24 Feb. 1408.
From the manor of Stanton Fitzwarren, for that manor and the manor of Crofton: the rents and services of the following free tenants: Ingram Hampton 1 silk coif, Thomas Hobbes 1 pair of gloves, Robert Medeman, parson of Stanton, 18d., John Burgeys 12s.; and all the rents and services of the following customary tenants: Thomas Topet for 1 messuage, 1 toft, 1 curtilage and 1/2 virgate; Nicholas Swayn for 1 messuage, 1 curtilage and 1/2 virgate; John Brygge for 1 toft, 1 curtilage and 1 virgate; John Hayward for 1 messuage, 1 curtilage and 1 virgate; Robert Mundy for 2 messuages, 1 curtilage, 1 virgate and 6 a.; William Brygge for 1 toft, 1 curtilage and 1 virgate; John Neweman for 1 toft and 1 curtilage in the north; and John Page for 1 messuage, 1 curtilage, 1 close and 3 virgates; and the following serfs with their broods: Nicholas Wylmot, John Skynnere and William Skynnere; and all profits fines, amercements, waifs and strays and other payments at the court by all these tenants, with all liberties pertaining to the lands and tenements here assigned.
481
Writ to assign dower, 16 Feb. 1408.
HEREFORD. Assignment of dower in the presence of the farmers of two parts of the lands of Fulk Fitzwaryn, knight, and Hugh de Stanford and William Chaumberleyn, next friends of his heir. 3 May 1409.
From the manor of Monnington on Wye, a third part of a third of the manor, namely a third part of a third of all the houses of the manor, of all demesne lands, pastures, hedges and ditches, of park and moor, of mills and fisheries, of rents and services of free tenants, customary tenants, tenants for life or at will, of all fines, amercements, emoluments and perquisites of court, and of the dovecot.
On 4 May from the manor of Dilwyn, a third part of a third of the manor, namely a third part of a third of all the premises and profits as in Monnington on Wye, with the addition of a third part of a third of all woods, serfs and their broods, waifs and strays, and franchises and liberties, as freely as ever the lords or farmers of the manor had them.
482
Writ to assign dower, 16 Feb. 1408.
GLOUCESTER. Assignment of dower in the presence of the farmers of two parts of the lands of Fulk Fitzwaryn, knight, and John Lannoy and William Halle, next friends of his heir. 21 Oct.
From the manor of Little Bentham: in the houses 2 chambers over the gate of the inner court called the ‘yathous’ with 2 chambers below, a house to the north of the ‘yathous’ and a house called the ‘malthous’ with a cellar, a stable to the east of the great gate of the outer court with a little house between the gate and the stable, a third part of the barn in the south part by metes, of the chapel, and of the garden in the west extended by metes, of a place for animals in the mansion, and of the site and court both internal and external with free ingress and egress for farmers, tenants and other occupiers of the manor; a third part of the demesne lands comprising 1 close called ‘Dungeworth’ held by Thomas Lambard, 1 called ‘Cadeley’ held by David Henley, lands outside ‘Croyershay’ held by Richard Damede; a third part of the meadow comprising 1 called ‘Cotenalemede’ held by Thomas Lambard, and 1 called ‘Litelpurymede’ held by Thomas Greneway; and a third part of the wood, namely 12 a. in the south part called ‘Benthamwode’ by metes; rents and services of free tenants: John de Berkley, knight, 5s., and John Sewyn 3s.5d.; rents and services of tenants by custom of the manor: Agnes Teynton for 1 messuage, curtilage and croft, Thomas Randolf for lands and tenements, David Henley for lands formerly held by Robert atte Grene, Thomas Grene for 1 a., Richard Kyng for 1 messuage, curtilage and lands, and John Gaillour and William atte Grene for lands, all with free ingress and egress.
483
Writ to assign dower, 15 Feb. 1408.
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Assignment of dower in the presence of the farmers of two parts of the lands of Fulk Fitzwaryn, and of John Artour and William Foretop, next friends of the heir.
20 May 1408: a third part of a third part of the manor of Edgmond, namely a third part of a third of the demesne, meadows, pastures, hedges and ditches, wood, moors and turbaries, mill and fishpond, rents and services of all free tenants and of customary tenants for term of years or at will, of the perquisites of court, all other fines, amercements or emoluments whatsoever forfeited at the court or ‘tourn’, waifs and strays, and all other profits from the manor and its members, and all franchises, liberties and free customs, as the lords or their farmers ever had them.
22 May: a third part of a third of the castle and lordship of Red Castle, namely a third part of a third of all houses, dovecots, parks, woods, demesne arable, meadows, pastures, hedges, ditches, mills, fishponds, rents and services of free tenants and of customary tenants for life, term of years or at will, of all villeins and their broods, perquisites of court, with all fines, amercements or emoluments forfeited in court or ‘tourn’, waifs and strays, and other profits of the lordship, and franchises, liberties and free customs, as the lord or his farmers ever had there.
26 May: a third part [sic] of the castle, lordship and hundred of Whittington, namely a third part of all houses etc. (as in last with the addition of) a third part of the rabbit warren, and of the perquisites and fines etc. of the hundred court.
484
Similar writs for Somerset and Staffordshire, 16 Feb. 1408.
[Only fragments of the assignments survive for these counties and for Devon (?); but see summary of the dower, below no.1056].
C 137/69, nos.60, 61
485 ROBERT WESENHAM
Writ, plura, 1 May 1409.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Stilton. 5 May.
He held the manor of Conington, with the advowson at alternate presentations, in his demesne as of fee of the king of the honour of Huntingdon by the service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee.
C 137/70, no.2
486 ANDREW SAKEVYLE
Writ 15 June 1409.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Hailsham. 18 July.
He held nothing in Sussex.
He died on 15 Aug. last. Andrew his son and heir is aged half a year and more.
C 137/70. no.3
487 JOHN BOTILLER
Writ 24 April 1409.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Beccles. 13 July.
He held the manor of Bulley Hall in his demesne as of fee of Edmund earl of March, a minor in the king’s ward, by knight service, annual value 40s.
He died on 30 Nov. 1401. John his son and heir was then aged 15 years and more. Thomas Erpyngham, knight, has held the manor since his death, title unknown.
C 137/70, no.4
E 149/94, no.4
488 MARGARET DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF NICHOLAS LOVEYNE, KNIGHT
Writ 5 Oct. 1408.
LONDON. Inquisition. 25 Oct.
She held in her demesne in fee tail of the king in free burgage, as all London is held, 2 messuages, 9 shops with solars, 5 cottages with chambers, and 1 wharf in the parish of All Hallows the Great, annual value £8.
She died on 26 June last. Richard son of Richard Chaumberleyn is her next heir, aged 15 years and more.
C 137/70, no.5
489 JOHN GURNAY
Writ 16 Feb. 1409.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. East Rudham. 26 March.
He held nothing in Norfolk.
He died on 4 Dec. last. Edmund his son and next heir was aged 10 years on 1 May last.
490
NORFOLK. Inquisition of same place and date with different jurors.
Same findings as above.
491
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Holt. 27 March 1409.
Same findings as above.
492
NORFOLK. Inquisition of same place and date with different jurors.
Same findings as above.
493
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Attlebridge. 28 March 1409.
Same findings as above.
494
NORFOLK. Inquisition of same place and date with different jurors.
Same findings as above.
C 137/70, no.6
495 BERNARD MUSSENDEN
Writ 29 Aug. 1409.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham. 27 Sept.
He held the manor of Buckingham, in right of Isabel his wife who survives him, of Edmund earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value £20.
He died on 28 Aug. last. Katherine and Alice his daughters and heirs were aged 1 year and more and 4 days and more on 21 Sept. last.
496
Writ 29 Aug. 1409.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark. 10 Oct.
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 cottage with curtilage in Guildford of the king in burgage, annual value 12d.; 6s. rent from a tenement there once held by Henry Lokyere; and 8 a. in Stoke of the bishop of London of his manor of Stoke, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.
Date of death and heirs as above.
497
Writ 29 Aug. 1409.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Louth. 23 Sept.
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Kelstern and Brackenborough extending in Saltfleetby, Welton le Wold, Skidbrook and Keddington, annual value 40s. and no more because he granted by his deed to John Barton, senior and junior, and Thomas Durraunt, their heirs and assigns a rent of 40 marks from all his holdings in the county. Kelstern is held of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee, and Brackenborough of the heirs of John Helyng, service unknown.
Date of death and heirs as above.
C 137/70, no.7
E 149/92, no.4
498 JOHN ATTE FELDE OF SLINFOLD
Writ 26 Nov. 1408.
SURREY. Inquisition. Dorking. 6 Dec.
He held 3 a. in Dorking in his demesne as of fee of William Bewchamp, knight, of the manor of Combes alias Westcott, service unknown, annual value 12d.
He died on 19 Nov. last. Alice wife of Thomas Gosdenne, aged 35 years and more, Isabel wife of John Warnecamp, 30 years and more, and Helen, 24 years and more, are his daughters and heirs.
499
Writ 26 Nov. 1408.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Hempton by Fakenham. 16 Jan.
He held a third part of the manor of North Barsham in his demesne as of fee of the earl of Arundel of the manor of Castle Acre as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 40s.
Date of death and heirs as above.
500
Writ 26 Nov. 1408.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Newmarket. 19 Jan. 1409.
He held a third part of the manor of Exning called Valence in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief, the whole manor being held by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value of the third part £6 3s.4d.
Date of death and heirs as above.
501
Writ 26 Nov. 1408.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Angmering. 3 Dec.
He held 1 messuage, 100 a. arable and 12 a. meadow in Slinfold by the grant of Richard son of John de Okherst of the parish of Wisborough Green and Walter, rector of Itchingfield, to him, Joan his late wife and the heirs of their bodies, all except for 10 a. of the bishop of Chichester of his manor of Drungewick by a rent of 7s., the 10 a. of Richard earl of Arundel of his manor of Clemsfold by a rent of 6d., annual value of the whole 53s.4d.
Date of death and heirs as above.
C 137/70, no.8
E 149/94, no.3
E 152/425, no.2