Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 550-602

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 550-602

550 RICHARD DE SANCTO MAURO, KNIGHT
Writ 9 Jan. 1409.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Old Stratford. 4 Feb.
He held 1 messuage and 50 a. in Old Stratford in right of Mary his wife of the duchy of Lancaster of the manor of Passenham by a rent of 6d., annual value 20s.
He died on 6 Jan. last. John his brother and next heir is aged 28 years and more.
551
Writ 9 Jan. 1409.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester. 14 Jan.
He held the manor of Meysey Hampton jointly with Mary his wife, who survives him, to them and their heirs with remainder to his right heirs by the grant, by their charter shown to the jurors, of Master William Loryng, canon of Salisbury, and John Gregory of Bruton. It is held of Humphrey, son and heir of Edmund earl of Stafford, of the honour of Gloucester by knight service, annual value £28.
Date of death and heir as above.
552
Writ 9 Jan. 1409.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford. 8 Feb.
He held nothing in Bedfordshire.
Date of death and heir as above.
553
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Newport Pagnell. 9 Feb. 1409.
In right of Mary his wife, who survives him, he held:
Little Woolstone, the manor, of Lord Lovel, service unknown, annual value £10.
Broughton, the manor, half of the earl of Stafford of the honour of Gloucester, service unknown, and half of Lord Latimer by knight service, annual value of the whole £6.
Walton, 6s. rent from lands and tenements, of Lord Grey of Ruthin, service unknown.
Simpson, 1 tenement, of the same lord by knight service, annual value 40s.
Stony Stratford, 1 messuage, 1 parcel of meadow and 12d. rent, of the same lord, annual value 5s.
Moulsoe, 2 cottages, of Elizabeth Bain of the manor of Moulsoe, annual value 6s.
Milton Keynes, 1 toft and 1 virgate, of Thomas Aillesbury, knight, service unknown, annual value 6s.
Newport Pagnell, 1 messuage, 1 cottage and 1 croft, the messuage of Lord Burnell, service unknown, the cottage and croft of the prior of Tickford, service unknown, annual value 30s.
Date of death and heir as above.
554
Writ 13 Feb. 1409.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster. 9 March.
He held nothing in Middlesex.
Date of death as above. Mary his wife is pregnant. Her child would be the next heir. Otherwise John his brother would be the next heir, aged 28 years and more.
555
Writ 9 Jan. 1409.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough. 16 March.
He held jointly with Mary his wife:
Castle Eaton, the manor, to them, the heirs of their bodies and his right heirs by the grant, by charter shown to the jurors, of Master William Loring, canon of Salisbury, and John Grigory of Bruton. It is held of the earl of Stafford by knight service, annual value £20.
Wittenham, the manor, by a similar grant, by charter shown to the jurors, of Master William Loring and Robert Leddred. It is held of the same earl, service unknown, annual value £7 13s.4d.
Langham, the manor, by the same charter as last, held of Humphrey Stafford, knight, senior, service unknown, annual value £7.
Date of death and possible heirs as above [no.554].
556
Writ 9 Jan. 1409.
DEVON. Inquisition. Okehampton. 7 Feb.
He held a service rent of 6d. from 1 messuage, 1 curtilage and 3 ferlings in West Millbrook in the parish of North Molton, which premises he had granted to Thomas Tronmere and John Tronmere to hold for their lives, rendering this sum at Michaelmas. The premises are held of Ela widow of Richard de Sancto Mauro, knight, his father, of the manor of North Molton by fealty and suit of court there twice yearly, annual value 13s.4d. He also held the reversion of them after the deaths of the Tronmeres.
He died without heirs of his body. John his brother and next heir is aged 28 years and more.
557
Writ 9 Jan. 1409.
LONDON. Inquisition. 9 March.
Ela wife of Richard, father of Richard, held in dower 1 messuage and 4 shops in Broad Street in Broad Street ward in the parish of St. Peter le Poor with reversion to Richard. By an indenture, dated at ‘Lovellesmersshe’ in Somerset on 10 Oct. 1401 and shown to the jurors, she granted all her rights in them to Richard on certain conditions. With them she granted 2 knight’s fees in Milton Clevedon by Bruton, formerly held by Thomas Lovell, 1 1/2 fees in Sparkford and Badgworth, held by John Lord Lovel and Holand, 1/2 fee in Discove held by Thomas Caremele and Joan Tottenesse, 1/4 fee in Foxcombe held by John Hugin, the rents and services of all these fees and also of Richard de la Mare, William Northlode and Richard Juwell for their holdings in Chilton Foliat and Westbury, and the rents and services of George Bithemore for 11 1/2 hides in ‘Alwardeston to hold for her life, but if Richard should die during her lifetime then all should revert to her for life. If in future she should stay in London then she should have the messuage at her pleasure, when not there Richard should have it. The witnesses to the indenture were William Sturton, John Mannyngford, John Fauntleroy, Robert Leddred, Thomas Barwe and others.
So Richard held the London premises of the king in free burgage, as all London is held, annual value 4 marks.
Date of death as above. John his brother and next heir is aged 28 years and more.
558
Writ 9 Jan. 1409.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester. 21 Jan.
He held the manor of Winford Eagle in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value, including £14 in rents of tenants payable by equal parts at the four principal terms, 37 marks.
Date of death and heir as above [no.557].
559
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bruton. 17 Jan. 1409.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Castle Cary, the manor with the advowson of Ansford, except for all the lands in Pitcombe and Cole, formerly parcel of the manor, which Ela widow of Richard, his father, holds in dower, annual value of these lands £20. The manor and advowson are held to himself and his heirs under a fine of 1358 [CP 25(1)/287/45, no.541] by which John Derby, Walter de Polton and John de Westbury, chaplain, granted them to Nicholas de Sancto Mauro and Muriel his wife, the heirs of their bodies and the right heirs of Muriel. He was the son of Richard, son of Nicholas and Muriel. The annual value of the manor is £101 17s.10d., including £80 in rents of tenants payable by equal parts at the four terms.
Road, the manor and advowson, of Walter Rodeney, knight, by knight service, annual value £20, including £18 in rents payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas.
Shepton Montague, 3 messuages, 1 curtilage, 360 a. and 1 virgate arable, and 8 a. meadow, of the heir of John late earl of Salisbury by fealty, annual value 50s.
Charlton Mackrell and Charlton Adam, 2 messuages, various curtilages and gardens, 203 a. arable, 8 a. meadow and 12 a. pasture, of Nicholas Poulet by a rent of 12d., annual value 55s.2d.
From Shepton Montague and the Charltons Richard de Sancto Mauro, senior, granted to Walter Silvayn, who is still living, a rent of 30s. for life, payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas; and Richard the son granted to John Chevent a rent of 40s. for life, payable by equal parts at the four principal terms. The charters making these grants were shown to the jurors.
Jointly with Mary his wife, who survives him, he held 160 a. arable in Stoke Lane by the grant of William Loryng, canon of Salisbury, and Robert Leddred to them and their heirs with remainder to his right heirs. They are held of Maurice Russell, knight, by fealty, annual value 113s.4d.
Jointly with John Lovell and others he held 1 messuage with curtilage, 25 a. arable, and 4 a. meadow in Clanville by the grant of Walter Blancpayne, who had held them time out of mind, to them and their heirs, of Richard and his predecessors of his manor of Castle Cary by a rent of 5s., annual value 13s.4d.
Date of death and heir as above [no.557].
C 137/72, no.38, mm.1–18
E 149/92, no.5
E 152/427, nos.1, 3
560 MARY WIDOW OF RICHARD DE SANCTO MAURO, KNIGHT
Writ 28 July 1409.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 12 Oct.
She held 1 messuage and 50 a. in Old Stratford to herself and her heirs by John Broughton, formerly her husband, by the grant of Thomas Peyvre, John Olney and Roger Keston, deceased. They are held of Thomas Peyvre and John Olney by the rent of a rose, annual value 20s.
She died on 24 July last. John Broughton, her son and heir, is aged 2 years and more.
561
Writ 27 July 1409.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester. 24 Aug.
She held the manor and advowson of Meysey Hampton jointly with Richard her late husband by the grant, to them and their heirs, of Master William Loryng, canon of Salisbury, and John Gregory of Bruton, of the earl of Stafford by knight service, annual value £14.
She died on 25 July last. Alice her daughter and next heir was aged 2 days on that day. John Broughton, her son and heir general, was then aged 1 1/2 years.
562
Writ 28 July 1409.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester. 26 Aug.
She held 85 a. in Stoke Lane jointly with Richard her late husband by the grant, to them and their heirs, of Master William Loryng, canon of Salisbury, and Robert Ledred, of the heir of John earl of Salisbury by fealty alone, annual value 60s. Alice her daughter, aged 2 days at her death, is heir to this holding.
She held the manor and advowson of Road, allotted to her in chancery in dower of Richard, with reversion to Alice. They are held of Walter Rodeneye, knight, by knight service, annual value £26.
She held 50s. service rent from the manor of Castle Cary, allotted to her in dower from the free holdings of Richard, exceeding double the value of his holdings elsewhere, and extinguished by her death, being held of no one because a rent charge.
She died on 25 July. John de Broughton, her son and heir, is aged 1 1/2 years.
563
DORSET. Inquisition. Sturminster Newton. 28 Aug. 1409.
She held the manor of Winford Eagle, assigned to her in dower in chancery, with reversion to Alice her daughter aged 2 days at her death. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20.
Date of death and heir as above [no.562].
564
Writ 28 July 1409.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough. 31 Aug.
She held the manors of Wittenham and Langham and the advowson of Wittenham jointly with Richard her late husband by the grant of Master William Loryng, canon of Salisbury, and Robert Ledred to them and their heirs. Wittenham is held of the earl of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 60s., Langham of Humphrey Stafford, senior, knight, service unknown, annual value 40s.
Long before her death she held the manor of Castle Eaton and the advowson jointly with Richard by the grant of William Loryng and John Gregory of Bruton. She granted it by indenture, dated at London on 24 May 1409, except for wards, marriages and reliefs, to Robert Andrewe and Margaret his wife for their lives for a rent of £10. It is held of the earl of Stafford by knight service.
She died on 25 July. Alice her daughter and next heir was aged 2 days at her death. John Broughton is her son and heir general, aged 1 1/2 years.
C 137/72, no.38, mm.19–27
E 149/94, no.10
E 152/427, 11, 13
565 MARGERY WIDOW OF WILLIAM HUGGEFORD, KNIGHT
Writ 11 Oct. 1408.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford. 28 Oct.
She held in her demesne as of fee:
Wilden, the manor, of the king in chief of the honour of Peverel by knight service, annual value £16 13s.4d.
Carlton, 1 toft, 100 a. arable, 10 a. meadow and 20 a. wood called Pavenham, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 66s.8d.
Hoo in Wootton by Bedford, 2 parts of the manor, of the heirs of Robert Totenham by knight service as parcel of the barony of Bedford, annual value nil because John Trailly, knight, formerly lord of the manor, granted to John Herteshorn and Alice his wife a rent of £6 for their lives from this manor by his charter dated at Northill on 30 Sept. 1392.
Ravensden formerly called Trayles, 2 parts of the manor, annual value 13s.4d. and no more because Reynold Trailly, formerly lord of the manor, granted John Herteshorn, esquire, 5 marks yearly from it for life by his charter dated at Northill on 7 Aug. 1401. Of whom it is held is unknown.
She died on 8 Aug. last. Margery, daughter of William son of William Hugeford, knight, is her heir and aged 2 years and more.
C 137/72, no.39
566 JOAN WIDOW OF WALTER FITZWAUTER, KNIGHT
Writ 12 May 1409.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Henhow. 1 July.
She held nothing in Suffolk. She died on 10 May last. Who is her next heir is unknown.
567
Writ 12 May 1409.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Hailsham. 5 September.
She held nothing in Sussex. She died on 11 May last. Humphrey her son and heir is aged 11 years and more.
568
Writ 12 May 1409.
LONDON. Inquisition. 15 July.
On 1 June 1407 in pure widowhood by her charter she enfeoffed William Bourgchier, knight, John Whitteby, clerk, Robert Rykedon, Thomas Remys, John Eldres, John Basset of Chishall and John Aylleward, chaplain, in 1 house in the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, to them and their heirs and assigns.
She died on 11 May last. Humphrey her son and next heir was aged 10 years on 18 Oct. last.
569
Writ 13 June 1409.
KENT. Inquisition. Sittingbourne. 31 July.
She held in her demesne as of fee:
Murston, two parts of the manor with its appurtenances in Murston, Elmley, Luddenham, Graveney and Stone by Ospringe, with two parts of the advowson of the same and of the chapel of Swaynstree, of the king in chief of the castle of Dover, service unknown, annual value £10.
Hollingbourne, a tenement called Greenway, of the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, of the manor of Hollingbourne in gavelkind, service unknown, annual value £4.
She died on [blank in ms.] May last. Humphrey her son and next heir is aged 10 years and more.
John earl of Somerset has held the premises since her death and taken the profits.
570
Writ 12 May 1409.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury. 5 June.
By her charter dated at Dunton on 12 July 1407 she granted the manor and lordship of Dunton with all its members, fees, advowsons, liberties and franchises, to Henry Beaumond, Lord Beaumont, William Bourgchier, John Haward and Gerard Braybrok, knights, John Rome, clerk, John son of William Doreward, David Holbeck, Robert Rykedon, John Whitebi, clerk, Robert Neuport, Richard Baynard, Thomas Remys, Richard Fox, John Basset of Chishall, John Dabelat, John Eldres, Hubert, parson of Diss, Simon Cisterne, John Whiteside, clerk, William Aleyn of Cambridgeshire, Peter de Boxstede of Essex and John Ailward, chaplain, and their heirs and assigns, and they still hold it. It is held of the barony of Swanscombe, annual value nil because Gilbert Talbot, knight, Lord Talbot, deceased, granted Isabel his wife £40 yearly at Michaelmas for life from it, and John Deverose, knight, deceased, granted Reynold ap Reignold 8 marks yearly from it payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas.
She died on 11 May last. Humphrey her son and next heir is aged 11 years and more.
571
Writ 12 May 1409.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford. 26 Aug.
She held in her demesne as of fee:
Lynhales, the castle and manor, of the earl of March of his manor of Stanton Lacy by knight service, annual value £20.
Dorstone, the castle and manor, of the same Edmund earl of March of the lordship of Clifford by knight service, annual value 20 marks.
Newton in the Welsh March, the manor, of the same earl and lordship, annual value 20s.
Bishopstone, a quarter of the manor with the advowson, of the bishop of Hereford by knight service, annual value 40s.
Whitchurch Maund, the manor, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 40s.
For the term of 70 years she held certain lands, tenements, woods, rent and services in Whitchurch Maund and Maund Bryan by the grant of William Deveros, deceased, annual value 40s.
She died on 6 May last. Humphrey her son and heir is aged 10 years. It is not possible to enter the castle of Lynhales because it is forcibly held by certain lieges whose names are unknown. [The last sentence is written on the dorse of the writ].
572
Writ 12 May 1409.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford. 8 June.
She held in her demesne in fee tail the manors of Henham, annual value £13 10s., Roydon, annual value £9 4s.6d., Dunmow, annual value £9 20d., and Ashdon, annual value £10, with the knight’s fees and advowsons belonging to them, of the barony of Baynard’s Castle by knight service, by the grant to her and her heirs by Walter Fitzwalter, knight, with remainder to his right heirs, by John Cobham, knight, deceased, and John Reymes.
Similarly she held the manor of Burnham to herself and the right heirs of Walter of the king of the same barony, annual value £40.
She died on 10 May last. Humphrey her next heir is in the king’s ward and was aged 10 years on 18 Oct. last.
C 137/73, no.40
E 149/92, no.7
573 EDITH SISTER OF JOHN, SON AND HEIR OF RICHARD TOMER
Writ 8 Nov. 1408.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Yeovil. 30 Nov.
Owing to the minority of John, son and heir of Richard Tomer, 1 messuage, 60 a. arable, 10 a. meadow, 8 a. wood and 31 a. pasture in Henstridge, held of the heir of John late earl of Salisbury and by him, also a minor in the king’s ward, of the king in chief by knight service, came into the king’s hands, annual value £4. On 18 Jan. 1401 the king, by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, p.406] shown to the jurors, granted custody to the value of 100s. to Isabel Thorley until the full age of the heir of Richard. Thomas Thorley and Isabel granted the custody to Alice widow of John Thomer and William Carent.
John the son of Richard died under age on 26 Sept. 1407. Edith, then aged 10 years and more, was his sister and heir. She died on 25 July last. Alice wife of William Carente is her aunt and heir, being the sister of Richard her father, and aged 30 years and more.
C 137/73, no.41
574 AMERY SON AND HEIR OF JOHN NOWERS, KNIGHT
Writ 1 Jan. 1408.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Stony Stratford. 16 March.
By the grant of Edward III [CPR 1367–70, p.242] to John Nowers, knight, Maud his wife and the heirs of his body, he held in his demesne in fee tail the manor and advowson of Gayhurst, except for the third part which Alice widow of John held in dower by assignment of Richard II. It is held of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee; annual value of the two parts £6 6s.8d.
Robert Archer, sometime rector of Gayhurst, by his charter dated at Stoke Goldington on 19 Nov. 1364 granted the manor of Stoke Goldington to John and Maud Nowers and the heirs of their bodies, the heirs of his body and his right heirs. Maud died without heirs by John. He married Alice and they had issue Amery, Grace, Agnes and Joan. Joan married Robert Nevyll. At his death Amery held two parts of the manor of the king of the honour of Peverel as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £6. Owing to the death of John Nowers and the minority of his heir the manors came into the king’s hands and so remain.
Amery died on 20 Dec. 1407. Grace, Agnes and Joan, wife of Robert Nevyll, are his heirs, aged 19, 16 and 15 years and more.
C 137/73, no.42
E 149/90, no.11
575 GRACE SISTER OF AMERY NOWERS
Writ, quia habitum religionis assumpsit. 12 May 1409.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Newport Pagnell. 17 May.
On the day that she took the religious habit and on the day that she was professed Grace, sister of Amery Nowers, held a third part of two parts of the manor of Gayhurst in fee tail, and jointly with her two sisters in fee tail the advowson of Gayhurst, by the grant of Edward III to John Nowers, knight, their father, Maud his wife and the heirs of his body with remainder to the king. The manor was held of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee; annual value of the third part of two parts 26s.8d.
Similarly she held a third part of two parts of the manor of Stoke Goldington and of the advowson by the grant of Robert Archer, sometime rector of Gayhurst, to John and Maud and the heirs of his body, of the king of the honour of Peverel as a quarter of a fee, annual value of a third part of two parts 24s.
Maud died without heirs by John. He married Alice who survives him having had issue Amery, Grace, Agnes and Joan. Grace was professed in St. Giles [in the wood, Flamstead] in Bedfordshire on 21 April last. Joan wife of Robert Nevyll, her sister and next heir, is aged 16 years.
C 137/73, no.43
576 AGNES SISTER AND HEIR OF AMERY NOWERS
Similar writ, 12 May 1409.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Newport Pagnell. 17 May.
Similar inquisition to the last, with different jurors, but the same findings for Agnes who was professed on the same day and in the same abbey.
C 137/73, no.43
E 149/92, no.8
577 JAMES NORHAMPTON
Writ 18 May 1409.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 24 Sept.
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 1 fardel (quatrona) in Northampton of the abbot of Crowland and of Robert Mawdeby, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.
He died on 16 May last. William son of John Comberton son of William Comberton, brother of John father of James, is his cousin and next heir, aged 6 years and more.
578
Writ 18 May 1409.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster. 2 Sept.
He held a third part of the manor of Tottenham in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as a ninth part of a knight’s fee, annual value £18.
He held lands and tenements in Shoreditch and Hoxton in his demesne in fee tail by the grant of Robert Comberton and William Cressewyk to him and the heirs of his body, with remainder failing such heirs to John son of William Comberton and his heirs. Of whom they are held and by what service is unknown; annual value £6 13s.4d.
He married Anne, who survives him, and died on 16 May without heirs of his body. Heir as above.
579
Writ 18 May 1409.
LONDON. Inquisition. 27 June.
He held in his demesne in fee tail a tenement called ‘le Hood’ in the parish of All Hallows the Great at the Hay in the Ropery, which John his father left to him by his will enrolled in the hustings on 11 Feb. 1398. John held it by purchase from John de Braughing by his charter enrolled in the hustings of common pleas on 6 May 1381 granting it to him and his heirs, with successive remainders to William son of William Comberton, his brother, and his heirs, Joan, Petronilla and Agnes, sisters of William son of William, and their heirs, John Comberton son of William, brother of John Norhampton, and the right heirs of John Norhampton.
John died. James entered the tenement and held it and died without heirs of his body. William son of William died without heirs of his body. Petronilla also died. Agnes and Joan survive, aged 28 and 16 years and more and in accordance with the will it should remain to them. Its annual value is 100s.
He also held to himself and the heirs of his body two tenements in the parish of St. Nicholas Shambles in Pentecost Lane, with remainder failing such heirs to the prior and convent of the Charterhouse to hold in perpetual alms, as appears by his will, annual value £10.
All are held of the king in free burgage.
He died on 16 May, heir as above.
C 137/73, no.44
580 FULK PENBRUGGE, KNIGHT
Writ 14 June 1409.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Reading. 22 June.
He held for life the manor of Shottesbrook, the advowsons of two chantries there, 2 virgates in Waltham St. Lawrence, 104 a. arable and 3 roods of heath in Binfield and 10 a. meadow in Cookham, by the grant by royal licence [CPR 1405–8, p.336] of William son and heir of Lawrence Trussell, by his indenture shown to the jurors. The premises remain to Isabel widow of Fulk, William Mosse, parson of Lamport, who are still living, and Thomas Chelrey, deceased, to them and their heirs on certain conditions.
He held the manor of Eaton Hastings with the advowson to himself and his heirs by Margaret his late wife by a fine of 1371–2 [licence, CPR 1370–4, p.118; CP 25(1)/12/71, no.5], between William Trussell of Kibblestone, knight, and Fulk and Margaret, made with royal licence, to them and their heirs with remainder to William Trussell, knight, and his heirs. Margaret died without heirs by Fulk, and the reversion was therefore to William son of Lawrence Trussell, kinsman and heir of William Trussell of Kibblestone, knight, he being the son of Lawrence, son of Warin, brother of John father of William Trussell. Afterwards William son of Lawrence granted the reversion by royal licence, as above, to Isabel, William Mosse and Thomas Chelrey to hold with the manor of Shottesbrook. Fulk attorned to them.
Shottesbrook and the chantries are held of the king in chief by the rent of a pair of gilt spurs, annual value 8 marks. Waltham St. Lawrence, Binfield and Cookham are not held of the king in chief but of whom and by what service is unknown, annual values 7s., 20s. and 10s. Eaton Hastings with the advowson is held of the king in chief as one knight’s fee, annual value £20.
He died on 24 May last. Juliana widow of Richard Vernon of Harlaston, knight, is his sister and heir, aged 60 years.
581
Writ 14 June 1409.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 24 Aug.
Jointly with Isabel his wife, who survives him, he held the manors and advowsons of Marston Trussel and Thorpe Malsor for the term of their lives by the grant of William Mosse, parson of Lamport, and Robert Say, parson of Eaton Hastings, with successive remainders to William son of Lawrence Trussell, Margery his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and the right heirs of William Trussell, by their charter shown to the jurors. Marston Trussel is held of the lord of Astley of his manor of Astley, service unknown, annual value £10; and Thorpe Malsor of the earl of Stafford of his manor of Rothwell, service unknown, annual value 10 marks.
They also held the manor of Lamport jointly with the advowsons [sic], except the advowson of Orlingbury, by the grant of William Mosse, by his charter shown to the jurors, for the term of their lives with successive remainders to William Trussell, Margery his wife and their heirs, and the right heirs of William Trussell. The manor and advowson of Lamport are held of the baron of Woodhill and of John de Pylkington, knight, and Margery his wife, service unknown, annual value £10.
Date of death and heir, aged 60 years and more, as above.
582
Writ 14 June 1409.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Stone. 16 July.
He held jointly with Isabel his wife by the grant of William Mosse, parson of Lamport, and Walter Swan, parson of Pembridge, by their charter shown to the jurors, to them and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to William son of Lawrence Trussell and Margery his wife, who still live, and their heirs:
Kibblestone, the manor, of Lady Elizabeth Ferrers of her manor of Tyrley, service unknown, annual value £20.
Acton Trussell, the manor, of the earl of Stafford by the service of a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks.
Sheriffhales, half the manor, of the earl of Arundel by the service of a quarter fee, annual value 6 marks.
Dunston, 10 a. meadow called ‘Erlesmedewe’, of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value 6s.
Date of death and heir as above.
583
Writ 14 June 1409.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Tong. 5 July.
He held jointly with Isabel his wife by the grant of William Mosse, parson of Lamport, and Walter Swan, parson of Pembridge, to them and the heirs of their bodies:
Tong, the manor, with remainder to Richard de Penbrugge, son of Richard Vernon, nephew of Fulk, and Benedicta his wife and the heirs of their bodies. It is held of Lord la Zouche, service unknown, annual value £10.
Sheriffhales, half the manor, with remainder to William son of Lawrence Trussell and his heirs and assigns. It is held of the earl of Arundel by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £4.
Date of death and heir as above.
584
Writ 14 June 1409.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Leominster. 12 July.
He held jointly with Isabel his wife to them and the heirs of their bodies by the grant of William Mosse, parson of Lamport, and Walter Swane, parson of Pembridge:
Gillow, the reversion of the manor held for life by William Burghull, and Ullingswick, the reversion of the manor held for life by William Vernon, with successive remainders to Richard de Penbrugge, son of Richard Vernon, nephew of Fulk, and Benedicta his wife, the heirs of their bodies and the heirs the body of Richard de Penbrugge, then one half to William Luddelow and Isabel his wife, and the heirs of Isabel, and afterwards to Joan her sister and the heirs of her body; and the other half first to Joan and the heirs of her body, and afterwards to William Luddelow and Isabel and the heirs of her body; failing all these, both halves to William Vernon son of Richard Vernon, knight, the heirs of his body, and the right heirs of Fulk. Gillow is held of Gilbert Talbot, knight, of the honour of the castle of Goodrich, service unknown, annual value 40s., and Ullingswick of the abbot and convent of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value £6.
Date of death and heir as above.
585
Writ 14 June 1409.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester. 21 Sept.
Jointly with Isabel his wife by the same grant as in the last [no.584] he held the manor and advowson of Aylestone, except for the lands which were held of Richard Gavreleston, to them and their heirs, of Thomas de Harecourt, knight, of his manor of Market Bosworth, service unknown, annual value £20. Successive remainders as in last.
Date of death and heir as above.
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586 WILLIAM NEULAND
Writ 11 Oct. 1408.
YORK. Inquisition. York Castle. 20 Oct.
He held in his demesne as of fee of Ralph earl of Westmorland by knight service:
Whenby, the manor, with demesne lands, meadows and pastures, annual value 40s., and 6 messuages and 20 bovates with meadows and pastures in the same place, annual value £4, and 6 cottages with crofts, annual value 13s.4d.
Skewsby, 1 messuage, 6 tofts and 20 bovates, annual value 40s.
He also held in his demesne as of fee:
Scacrkleton, 2 tofts and 4 bovates, of the abbot of Newland in socage, annual value 10s.
Humburton, 1 messuage and 2 bovates, of John de Barton in socage, annual value 6s.
Newland, 1 capital messuage, 6 tofts, 100 a. arable, 10 a. meadow and 6 a. moor, of John Poucher, knight, in socage, annual value 60s.
He died at Whenby on 24 Sept. last. Helen, wife of William Hallegate, is his sister and heir, aged 30 years and more.
587
Writ 11 Oct. 1408.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Marston. 24 Oct.
He held the manor of Marston with its members in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service and suit at the sheriff’s tourn at Harlaxton yearly after Michaelmas. There are the site, annual value nil because totally wasted, 8 bovates in demesne with meadow and pasture, 40s., 11 messuages and 11 bovates of land in servile tenure with meadow and pasture, annual value 7s.4d. each, 7s. in assize rents payable by equal parts at Christmas and Midsummer, 2 courts with view of frankpledge after Easter and Michaelmas, a court every 3 weeks and waifs and strays both in the commons and wastes of Marston and in the manor, annual value nil.
Place and date of death and heir as above.
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588 JOHN TUCHET, KNIGHT
Commission of inquiry to John Daneys and John Fray. 30 Dec. 1408 [CPR 1408–13, p.67].
LINCOLN. Inquisition before John Fray. Sapperton. 18 Jan. 1409.
He held the manor of Sapperton in his demesne as of fee and enfeoffed Thomas Tuchet, parson of Mackworth, and John Tuchet, clerk, with the intention that after his death they should enfeoff his heir in fee simple when he reached full age. If no heir reached full age they should enfeoff John, brother of Thomas, on condition that he took the name and arms of John Tuchet, knight. After the grant he continued to take the issues and profits to his own use. The manor is held in chief of the lady of Castle Bytham of the castle of Bytham by knight service, annual value 40s.
He died on 19 Dec. last. James his son and heir is aged 10 years and more.
589
Lincoln. Inquisition ex officio. Grantham. 22 May 1409.
John Tuchet, Lord Audley, held a rent of 55s.8d. from the manor of ‘Estehall’ in Sapperton in his demesne as of fee, and the reversion of the manor after the death of Thomas Leveryngton, who holds it for life by this rent. It is held of Alice widow of Robert Basset of Sapcote, knight, of the castle of Bytham Castle as an eighth part of a knight’s fee.
Death as above. John his son, under age, is next heir.
590
BRISTOL. Inquisition before John Fray. 20 March 1409.
He held no lands in Bristol. When he died, who is his next heir and of what age is unknown.
591
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition before John Fray. Badgeworth. 16 March 1409.
He held a fourth part of the manor of Badgeworth in his demesne as of fee of the earl of Stafford by knight service, annual value £11 17s.1d.
Date of death and heir as above [no.588].
592
DEVON. Inquisition ex officio. Exeter. 9 Jan. 1409.
John Twychet, knight, held the manor of West Raddon in his demesne as of fee of the earl of March of his manor of Marshwood Vale by knight service and suit of court twice yearly, annual value £8. The earl is a minor in the king’s ward.
He died on 27 Dec. last. His son … [words illegible].
593
DEVON. Inquisition before John Fray. West Raddon. 28 March 1409.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
West Raddon, half of the manor, of the earl of March by knight service, annual value £6 14d.
Kilmington, a half of a fifth part of the manor, of the earl of Devon by knight service, annual value 16s.10 1/2d.
George Nympton, a half of a fifth part of the manor, of the earl of Huntingdon by knight service, annual value 15s.
He died on 19 Dec. last. James his son and heir is aged 10 years and more.
594
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition before John Fray. Monnington. 19 March 1409.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Monnington, a third part of the manor, of the earl of Warwick by knight service, annual value £7 3s.4d.
Dilwyn, a third part of the manor, of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value £11 3s.4d.
Newport in Cemais in the Welsh March, half the castle and lordship, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £34 and no more because destroyed by the Welsh rebels.
Llandovery, in the March, a third part of the castle and lordship, of the prince by knight service, annual value £50 and no more because of invasion and destruction by the rebels of Wales.
Date of death and heir as in last.
595
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition before John Fray. Broughton Gifford. 23 March 1409.
He held a fourth part of the manors of Broughton Gifford and Ashton Giffard in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual values £9 10s. and 100s.
Date of death and heir as above [no.593].
596
SOMERSET. Inquisition ex officio. Bridgwater. 28 March 1409.
John Twychet, knight, held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service:
Stowey, half the manor, annual value £10 6s.8d.
Woolavington, half the manor, annual value £10 16s.
Puriton and Downhead, half the manors, annual value £10 10s.
Stockland Lovell, half the manor, annual value 70s.
Honibere, half the manor, [value not stated].
He also held of the master of St. Mark’s, Bristol, certain lands in Woolston by knight service, annual value 10s.
He died on 20 Dec. last. James his son and heir is aged 14 years and more.
597
SOMERSET. Inquisition before John Fray. Bridgwater. 30 March 1409.
John Tuchet, knight, held half the manors of Stowey, Honibere, Woolavington, Puriton and Downhead, except for 1 messuage and 20 a. in Honibere, in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service as half a barony, annual value £61 17s.6 3/4d; half the manor of Stockland Lovell of the master of St. Mark’s, Bristol, by knight service, annual value 103s.4d; and the messuage and 20 a. in Honibere of Hugh Loterell by knight service, annual value 10s.
Date of death and heir as above [no.593].
598
STAFFORD. Inquisition before John Fray. Gnosall. 23 Jan. 1409.
He died in his demesne as of fee:
Betley, a third part of the borough, with a third part of a third part of the park of Heighley, of the heir of William Betteley, service unknown, annual value 5 marks.
Audley, a half of a third part of the manor, of the lord of Alton, service unknown, annual value 12 marks.
Horton, a third part of a third part of the manor, of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value 8 marks.
Over Longsdon, a half of the vill, with a half of a third part of the vill of Balterley, of the lord of Alton, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.
Tunstall, a third part of a third part of the manor, of the heir of Alan de Greseley, service unknown, annual value 12 marks.
Alstonefield, a half of a third part of the manor, of the king in chief of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value 7 marks 6s.8d.
Date of death and heir as above [no.593].
599
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition before John Fray. Munslow. 26 Jan. 1409.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service a third part of Red Castle with the lordship, annual value £22, a third part of the manor of Edgmond, annual value £21, half of the manor of Ford, annual value £19, and half the borough of Newport, annual value 9 marks.
He formerly held the manor of Leegomery and enfeoffed Thomas, parson of Mackworth in Derbyshire, and John Tuchet, clerk, to hold in safety to his use and that of his heirs, that they might after his death enfeoff his heir when he reached full age. If he failed to reach full age they should enfeoff John brother of Thomas on condition that he took the name and arms of John Tuchet, knight. Thus the manor was held to his use and he had the issues. It is held of the castle and honour of Montgomery by knight service, being in the king’s ward owing to the minority of Edmund earl of March, annual value £40.
Date of death and heir as above [no.593].
600
RUTLAND. Inquisition before John Fray. Oakham. 14 Jan. 1409.
He formerly held 2 parts of the manor and advowson of Ashwell in his demesne as of fee and the reversion of the third part after the death of Maud his mother who held in dower. He enfeoffed Thomas, parson of Mackworth in Derbyshire, and John Tuchet, clerk, in the two parts and reversion of the third, on the same conditions as in the last, with the addition that if John brother of Thomas died without heirs of his body they should found a hospital to pray for his soul and the souls of his ancestors and heirs. Ashwell is held of the prince of Wales of the honour of Chester by knight service, annual value £26. Maud died during his lifetime.
Date of death and heir as above [no.593].
601
DERBY. Inquisition before John Fray. Sandiacre. 21 Jan. 1409.
He held the reversion of the manor of Morton in fee simple after the death of Maud his mother and granted it to Thomas Tuchet, parson of Mackworth, and John Tuchet, clerk, on the same conditions as above [nos.599–600]. Maud died during his lifetime, and he entered, took the profits to his use and died holding it. It is held of the prince of the honour of Chester by knight service, annual value 40 marks.
Date of death and heir as above [no.593].
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602
STAFFORD. Inquisition ex officio. Stone. 26 March 1409.
He, who held elsewhere of the king in chief, held in his demesne as of fee:
Betley, a third part of the borough. There are a third part of assize rents of 40s. payable at Lady Day and Michaelmas by equal parts, 2 watermills, annual value 26s.8d., and a third part of the toll of the borough, 2s.4d. As Lord Audley and of Heighley, by letters patent he granted an annuity of 40s. from the profits of the borough payable by the bailiffs by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas to John son of James de Thikenes for life.
Audley, half of a third part of the manor. There are assize rents of £6 6s.8d., and demesne lands, annual value 12s. both payable as above, a tallage worth 10s. at Martinmas, customary works at Lammas, 14 1/2d., a half of a third part of a mill, 10s., and half of the issues of the park there, 16s. By letters patent he granted an annuity of 40s. from Audley, payable as above, to John Hornynglowe for life.
Horton and Endon, a third part of a third part of the manors. There are assize rents of £4 8s.10d. payable by equal parts at the Ascension and Martinmas, a third part of a third part of the enclosed pasture called Horton Lay, 13s.4d. at Midsummer and Martinmas, and a third part of a third part of 2 mills, 4s. As Lord Audley and of Heighley and Llandovery, by letters patent of 24 May 1408 he granted an annuity of 5 marks for life from these manors, payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas to Henry Sherrard.
Tunstall, a third part of a third part of the manor. In that part are assize rents of £4 payable by equal parts at Lady and Michaelmas, the service called tallage, 15s.6d. at Martinmas, customary works, 9s. payable at Candlemas and Lammas, the custom called ‘stuth’ every third year at Ascension, this being the second year, 26s.8d., a third part of a third part of a Watermill, 3s. at Lady Day and Michaelmas, and a third part of a third part of a quarry, 40s. at Midsummer and Martinmas.
Alstonefield, half of a third part of the manor, comprising assize rents and farm of the pasture, 100s., 40s. at Lady Day and 60s. at Michaelmas. From this part he granted an annuity of 60s. for life to John son of Richard Tuchet of Mackworth.
Over Longsdon, half of the manor, and half of a third part of the vill of Balterley. There are assize rents of 11s.6d. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas.
He granted an annuity of 2 marks for life from all his lands in Staffordshire to Thomas de Thikenes.
He died on 19 Dec. last. James his son and heir was aged 10 years on 26 Dec.
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