Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 861-899

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 861-899

861 ELIZABETH WIDOW OF JOHN EARL OF KENT
Writ 7 June 1411.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester. 25 June.
She held in dower:
Lechlade, the manor and the advowsons of the priory and the church, of the king in chief; annual values in assize rents payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas £30 11s.11 1/2d., demesne lands, meadow and pasture £34 7s.11d., perquisites of court 33s.11 1/4d., advowson of the priory £31 and of the church £10.
Barnsley, the manor, of the king in chief; assize rents £12 8s.7d., demesne lands, pasture and meadow at farm 66s.11 1/4d. and perquisites of court 29s.5 1/2d.
Miserden, the manor and advowson, of the king in chief by knight service; assize rents 112s.9d., demesne lands and pasture 44s.2d., perquisites of court 13s.4d. and advowson 10 marks.
Siddington, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service; assize rents 100s., demesne lands, meadow and pasture 33s.4d.
Cirencester, fee farm of £30 payable by the abbot and convent of Cirencester at the exchequer for the town and seven hundreds in the county.
Colesborne, half a knight’s fee formerly held by Robert Gyfforth in right of Elizabeth his wife, value 20s.
Iccomb, half a knight’s fee held by John Blaket, 20s.
All the premises were part of the grant of Edward III by letters patent [CChR, 1327–41, pp.2–5] to Edmund earl of Kent and the heirs of his body. From him they descended to his son Edmund and then to John, brother of Edmund, whose wife Elizabeth was. John’s heir was Joan his sister, late princess of Wales. From her the right to the reversion descended to her son Thomas, and then to his sons Thomas and Edmund, successive earls of Kent. The heirs are now Edmund earl of March, son of Eleanor countess of March, first sister of Thomas and Edmund; Joan duchess of York, wife of Henry Lescrop, knight, the second sister; Margaret widow of John late earl of Somerset, the third sister; Eleanor wife of Thomas earl of Salisbury, the fourth sister; and Elizabeth wife of John Neville, knight, the fifth sister.
Elizabeth died on 6 June last. The ages of the heirs are Edmund 20, Joan 28, Margaret 26, Eleanor 24 and Elizabeth 23 years.
862
Writ 7 June 1411.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 26 June.
She held in dower from John her late husband, of the king in chief:
Lifton, the manor, hundred and advowson; annual value in assize rents payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas £17 4 1/2d., demesne lands, meadow and pasture let to farm £4 11s.2d., perquisites of court £8 14s.6 1/2d., and the advowson when it occurs £20.
Kenton, the manor; assize rents £50 9s.2 3/4d., demesne and mill let to farm £12 17s.9d. and perquisites of court 103s.6 1/2d.
Shebbear, the manor; assize rents £19 4s.1/2d., demesne at farm 4s.9d. and perquisites of court 23s.4 1/2d.
Chettiscombe, the manor, at farm £8.
Braunton, the fee farm of £18 13s.4d. which the abbot and convent of Old Cleeve pay at the exchequer for the manor.
All the premises were part of the grant of Edward III to Edmund earl of Kent, the right and reversion descending as above [no.861].
Date of death and heirs as above.
863
Writ 7 June 1411.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark. 3 July,
She held the manor of Pirbright in dower. It was granted by Edward III to Edmund earl of Kent and descended to John her husband. The reversion was to Joan princess of Wales and descended to the five heirs as above [no.861]. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £4 payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas.
By a fine of 1363 [CP 25(1)/230/54, no.23] Eustace Dabriggecourt and Elizabeth his wife granted the manors of Woking, Sutton and Bagshot to Edward prince of Wales and Joan his wife, from the dower of Elizabeth. Elizabeth wife of Eustace was Elizabeth widow of John earl of Kent and Joan princess of Wales was the sister of John. Joan gave them to Thomas earl of Kent her son and Alice his wife and Alice still holds.
Date of death and heirs as above.
864
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Battle. 20 June 1411.
In the chancery of Richard II she was given in dower a rent of £4 16s.8d. from the fee farm of £8 from the manor of Iden. The manor was part of the grant of Edward III to Edmund earl of Kent and descended to her husband, and the reversion descended as above [no.861].
Date of death and heirs as above.
865
Writ 7 June 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Queen Camel. 29 June.
She held in dower of the king in chief by knight service, by the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861; CChR 1300–26, p.416].
Somerton, the manor, vill and hundred; annual values, manor in assize rents £40 7s.9d., demesne lands and mill at farm £20 11s.5 1/4d., vill in assize rents £6 13s 4d., market and fair at St. Andrew’s day 105s.2d., and perquisites of court and hundred £14 13s.11d.
Queen Camel, the manor and park; assize rents £24 2s.5d., demesne £25 6s., mill 43s.4d., and perquisites of court £8 8s.4d.
Kingsbury, the manor; assize rents £20, demesne lands £10, and perquisites of court and hundred £12 9d.
Cheddar, Congresbury and Axbridge, £54 fee farm from the bishop of Bath for the manors.
Bath and Barton St. David, £20 fee farm from the prior of Bath for the vills.
Milborne Port, fee farm of £8 from the same prior.
Henstridge, Charlton Horethorne and Queen Camel, 2 knight’s fees now held by the countess of Salisbury, £4.
Berwick, 2 knight’s fees held by John Rogers, £4.
Charlton Musgrove, 1 knight’s fee formerly held by Robert Ferrers, 40s.
866
Writ 7 June 1411.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester. 24 June.
She held in dower of the king in chief by the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861]:
Bedhampton, the manor; annual value in assize rents £20 16s.10 1/2d., demesne lands £7 13s.11d., mill and fisheries £11 7s.8d. and perquisites of court 5s.9d.
Alton, the manor, vill and hundred; assize rents £66 15s.6 1/2d., demesne lands 44s.10d. and perquisites of court and the hundred £10 5s.8d.
Basingstoke, the manor, vill and hundred; rent of a tenement formerly of Walter de Merton at fee farm, £80 15s.
Andover, the manor, vill and hundred at fee farm, £104.
Ranston and Fordingbridge, 1 knight’s fee held by Maurice le Brun, 40s.
South Tidworth and Milston, 4 fees held by the heir of William de Dun, £8.
Wallop, 1/2 fee held by Clarice de Bukland, 20s.
Ashe, 1 fee held by John Randolf, 40s.
Bedhampton, the advowson, 20 marks.
867
Writ for fees. 7 June 1411.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Arrington. 26 June.
She held the following knight’s fees in dower from the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861]:
Catworth, 1/4 fee, value 10s.
Buckworth, 1/2 fee, 20s.
Molesworth, 2/3 fee, 26s.8d.
Coppingford, 1 fee, 40s.
Boughton, 1 fee, 40s.
Buckworth, 1/2 fee, 20s.
868
Writ for fees. 8 June 1411.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Aldbourne. 23 June.
She held the following knight’s fees in dower by the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861]:
Fittleton, 2/3 fee formerly held by Richard de Combe, 26s.8d.
Corfe Mullen, 1 fee formerly held by Henry de Ardynt, 40s.
Normanton, 1/4 fee formerly held by Thomas FitzAiger, 10s.
Holbury, 1/3 fee formerly held by the heirs of Matthew Columbers, 13s.4d.
Woodbridge, 1 fee formerly held by Richard FitzJohn, 40s.
Fittleton, 1/2 fee formerly held by Peter de Fosteby, 20s.
Newnham, 1/4 fee formerly held by John Boteler, 10s.
869
Writ 7 June 1411.
YORK. Inquisition. Market Weighton. 20 June.
She held in dower of John her late husband the advowsons of Middleton, extended at £15, and of Cottingham at the third presentation, extended at £100 when it occurs. They were granted with other premises by Edward I to John Wake and Joan his wife and the heirs of their bodies by letters patent [CPR 1292–1301, p.392]. From them they descended to Thomas their son and to John her husband as son and heir of Margaret sister of Thomas. Descent of the reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861].
870
Writ for fees. 7 June 1411.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Drinkstone. 25 June.
She held in dower the advowson of the priory of Kersey of the king in chief, extended at 40s., by the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861].
871
Writ for fees. 7 June 1411.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Horncastle. 21 June.
She held the following knight’s fees in dower by the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861]:
Ewerby Thorpe, 1 fee formerly held by Ralph Ry, extending at 40s.
Dry Doddington, Westborough and Thorp, 1/2 fee formerly held by the heirs of William de Kyme, 20s.
Faldingworth, 1/4 fee formerly held by Gilbert de Umfravill, 10s.
Spridlington, 1/2 fee formerly held by the heirs of William de Kyme, 20s.
Ashby de la Launde, 1 fee formerly held by William de la Launde, 30s.
Ingham, 3 parts of a fee formerly held by the heirs of William de Kyme, 13s.4d., and 1/4 fee formerly held by Robert de Hellewell, 10s.
Ulceby, 1/8 fee held by the heirs of Richard de Ulseby, 5s., and 1/8 fee held by the heirs of Nicholas le Clerk, 5s.
Willingham, 1/2 fee held by the heirs of William de Melton, 20s.
Horbling, 1/30 fee formerly held by Simon atte Bryggende, 16d.
Spanby, 1/2 fee formerly held by Elizabeth widow of John de Spauneby, 20s.
Riby, 1/4 fee formerly held by Lawrence de Monte Forti, 10s.
Barlings abbey, the advowson, £40.
872
Writ for fees. 7 June 1411.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Warwick. 22 June.
She held the following knight’s fees in dower by the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861]:
Wappenbury and Newbold Revel, 2 fees which Roger de Wappenbury, the heir of Richard Bevill and the heir of John Revell formerly held, extending at £4.
Brinklow, 1 fee held by the abbot of Combe, 40s.
Newbold on Avon, 1/4 fee formerly held by Thomas de Wavere, 10s.
Newbold on Avon, Cosford and Lawford, 1 fee held by the abbot of Pipewell, 40s.
873
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Market Bosworth. 28 June 1411.
She held the advowson of the hospital of St. John, Castle Donington, in dower of the king in chief by the grant of Edward III as above [no.861], annual value when it occurs 10 marks.
874
Writ for fees. 7 June 1411.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Oundle. 22 June.
She held the following knight’s fees in dower from the grant of Edward III, descent, reversion, date of death and heirs as above [no.861]:
Little Casterton, 1/2 fee held by Henry Lescrop, 20s.
Lolham, 1 fee, 40s.
Northborough, 1/2 fee held by the abbot of Peterborough, 20s.
Southorpe, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Richard de Walcote, 10s., and 1/4 fee held by John Gryffyn, 10s.
Ufford, 1/2 fee held by John de Mortuo Mari, 20s.
Grimscote, 1 fee held by Philip de Daventre, 40s.
Blisworth, 1 fee held by Thomas Wake of Blisworth, 40s.
Welford, 1/2 fee held by John son of William Lovet, 20s.
Thrapston, 1/2 fee held by Robert de Veer, 20s.
Cotton, Shelton, Newton Bromswold, Filgrave and Lathbury, 2 fees held by Richard Chamberleyn, £4.
Newton, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Richard Fitzstephen and Richard his son, 10s.
Weldon and Staverton, 3 1/2 fees held by the heirs of Roger de Welton, Eustace Fitzwilliam of Weldon, Richard de Boltesham and Robert de Mortuo Mari, £7.
Ufford, the advowson, £10.
C 137/83, no.35
E 149/97, no.2
E 152/435, no.3
875 MARGARET HILLARY
Writ 7 May 1411.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 9 June.
She was one of the sisters and heirs of Nicholas Lord Audley but she did not hold in free tenure. Long before the death of her husband Roger Hillary, knight, they granted half the manors of West Raddon and George Nympton, half of a quarter of the manor of Kilmington and half of 6s. rent in East Anstey and West Anstey by a fine of 1391 [CP 25(1)/289/56, no.225], shown to the jurors, to Robert bishop of London, Reynold Grey of Ruthin, knight, John Markham, John Woderove, Hugh de Holes, knight, and the heirs of Hugh. John Woderove died. The others granted the premises to her by an indenture to hold for 40 years from 14 Feb. 1401, with the provision that if she died within the 40 years the grant would expire and the premises revert to them. The bishop and John Markham died.
She died holding the premises on 24 April 1411. James de Audele, son of John, son of John, son of Joan her sister, is her heir and aged 12 years and more.
876
Writ 7 May 1411.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester. 4 June.
She held half of a half of the manor of Badgeworth under the same fine and indenture as above [no.875].
Date of death and heir as above.
877
Writ 7 May 1411.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Maiden Bradley. 8 June.
She held half of a half of the manors of Broughton Gifford and Ashton Gifford and half the advowson of Codford under the same fine and indenture as above [no.875].
878
Writ 7 May 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bridgwater. 13 June.
By a fine of 1393 recorded in 1396 [CP 25(1)/290/57, no.293] Roger Hillary, knight, and Margaret then his wife granted the reversion of the half manors of Nether Stowey, Downend, Puriton, Woolavington, Stockland Bristol, Crandon and Honibere and of 1 messuage and 40 a. in Woolston which Elizabeth widow of Nicholas de Audeley, knight, held for life of the inheritance of Margaret to William Stretehay, Thomas Thikenes, Philip Stretehay and Richard Snede and the heirs of Thomas to hold for the term of the life of Margaret, with remainder after her death to John son of John Tochet of Markeaton, knight, Thomas Tochet, parson of Mackworth, John Cokayn the uncle, John son of Richard Tochet of Mackworth and William Pakeman and the heirs of John son of John. The fine and royal licence [CPR 1391–6, p.272] were shown to the jurors.
Elizabeth died. Thomas Thikenes, Philip and Richard held the premises whilst Margaret lived, William Stretehay having died before the fine was recorded. They should now remain to John Cokayn and John son of Richard Tochet, the others having died.
Nether Stowey, Downend and Puriton are held of the king in chief, annual values £4 40s. and 60s., Stockland Bristol of the master of St. Mark’s, Bristol, of his manor of Stockland Bristol by a rent of 1d. Of whom Woolavington, Crandon, Honibere and Woolston are held is unknown; annual values 10 marks, 40s., 50s. and 20s.
Date of death and heir aged 14 years and more as above.
879
Writ 7 May 1411.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Bridgnorth. 30 May.
By another fine of 1393 and 1396 [CP 25(1)290/57, no.294] Roger Hillary and Margaret granted the reversion of a third part of the castle and manor of Redcastle to the same feoffees. It is held of Thomas Harecourt by a rent of 1d.; annual value of the third part £10.
As sister and heir of Nicholas Lord Audley she held half the manors of Ford and Newport and a third part of the manor of Edgmond under the fine of 1391 and indenture as above [no.875].
Date of death and heir as above [no.878].
880
Writ 7 May 1411.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford. 2 June.
By one of the fines of 1393 and 1396 as above [no.878] Roger Hillary and Margaret granted the remainder of half the castle, manor, vill, commote and lordship of Newport in Cemais and of 2 messuages, 3 mills, 12 carucates, 80 a. meadow, 270 a. wood and 20s.1d. rent in Eglwyswrw, Fagwyr Goch alias Redwalls, Cilrhedyn and Fishguard in South Wales, held of the king in chief, to the same feoffees, annual value 40 marks.
As sister and heir of Nicholas Lord Audley, under the fine of 1391 as above [no.875], she held a third part of the manors of Monnington on Wye and Dilwyn. Dilwyn is held of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value 10 marks, and Monnington on Wye of Richard earl of Warwick of the lordship of Colwyn, annual value £10.
Date of death and heir as above [no.878].
881
Writ 5 May 1411.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Stafford. 5 June.
By one of the fines of 1393 and 1396 as above [no.879; CP 25(1)/290/57, no.294] concerning half the manors of Audley, Chesterton and Endon, half of a messuage in Newcastle under Lyme, half of a half of the manor of Norton, half of a third part of the manors of Balterley and Alstonefield, a third part of the manors of Betley, Tunstall and Horton and of the park of Heighley, and 30s. rent in Heighley, Betley, Audley and Over Longsdon, Roger Hillary and Margaret granted to William Stretehay and the other feoffees half the manor of Chesterton, half the messuage in Newcastle under Lyme, 2 parts of half the manor of Audley, the half of a half of the manor of Norton, the third part of the manor of Tunstall, 2 parts of the third parts of the manor of Horton and of the park of Heighley, and a third part of the 30s. rent, to hold to them and the heirs of Thomas Thikenes during the life of Margaret. They also granted that the reversion of the half manor of Endon, of the third part of the manor of Betley, of a third part of the half manor of Audley, of a third of the third part of the manor of Horton and of the park of Heighley, of 2 parts of the 30s. rent, and of half of the third part of the manor of Balterley, all of which Elizabeth widow of Nicholas de Audeley, knight, held in dower, of the half of a third part of the manor of Alstonefield, which Nicholas de Stafford, knight, held for life, and of the half manor of Bradwell, which John Marsshall held for life, all of the inheritance of Margaret, should remain to the feoffees and the heirs of Thomas Thikenes during the life of Margaret. After her death all would remain to John son of John Tochet of Markeaton, knight, Thomas Tochet, parson of Mackworth, John Cokayn the uncle, John son of Richard Tochet of Mackworth and William Pakeman, and the heirs of John son of John.
Elizabeth and Nicholas Audley died.
The manors of Audley, Balterley and Tunstall are held of Lord Furnivall, Betley and Heighley of the heir of John de Betteley, Horton and Over Longsdon of the heir of William Mere, Endon of the earl of Stafford, and Bradwell, Chesterton, Alstonefield and the messuage in Newcastle under Lyme of the duchy of Lancaster.
Annual values, the half manor of Audley £20, half of Chesterton £4, half of Bradwell 20s., half of Endon 60s., half the messuage in Newcastle under Lyme 13s.4d., half of a half of Norton 60s., half of a third of Balterley 30s., half of a third of Alstonefield 20s., third of Betley 40s., third of Tunstall 100s., third of Horton £4 and third of the park of Heleigh 13s.4d.
Margaret held a third part of the manor of Audley, half of that of Chesterton, a half of a half of the manor and lordship of Norton and half of a third part of Alstonefield for life by the grant of John son of John Tochet of Markeaton, knight, with remainder to Thomas Tochet, parson of Mackworth, now deceased, John Cokayn the uncle, John son of Richard Tochet and their heirs and assigns. Roger and Margaret attorned to them. The parts of manors are held as above; annual values, third part of Audley £10, half of Chesterton 100s. and half of Norton 10 marks.
She also held for life 1 messuage, 1 toft and 1 carucate in Bentley by the grant of William Cressich alias Benteley to Roger and herself for their lives with reversion to John son and heir of William, now aged 8 years and more. They are held of the king by the service of finding a man to keep the king’s hay of Bentley in Cannock forest, annual value 20s.
She died on 27 April last. Heir, aged 14 years and more, as above.
C 137/84, no.36
E 149/96, no.9
E 152/435; 439
882 GEOFFREY BERNYNGHAM
Writ 18 June 1411.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Ixworth. 7 April 1412.
He held the manors of Senders and Netherhall in Barningham in his demesne in fee tail by a fine of 1329 [CP 25(1)/219/69, no.13].
Senclers manor comprises the site, 1 1/2 a. by metes and bounds, annual value 6d.; 1 enclosed croft annexed of 3 a., 18d.; 1/2 a. in 3 a. belonging to the manor of ‘Felioures’ in fee simple not included in the entailed lands, 2d.; 1 enclosed meadow of 5 a. called ‘Knytesmedowe’ with external pasture, 10s.; 113 a. arable in various fields both in demesne and in escheated villein lands at 4d. the a., of which 7 a. are above ‘Knythtesmedowe’, 7 a. in 3 parcels to the east at ‘Alstonsyk’, 9 a. 3 roods at ‘Shirlwaterwong’, 3 a. at ‘les Fyrses’, 11 a. at ‘Netherbradewong’, 7 a. at ‘Myddelbradewong’, 5 a. at ‘Overbradewong’, 2 a. at ‘Wolphamesbush’, 30 a. at ‘Nethermere’, 3 a. at ‘Rolftoft’, 20 a. of villein land formerly of Christine Skynnere and ‘Wardys’ and in various parcels 15 a. 1 rood as appears by the extent; assize rents of free tenants by the rental, 21s.4d.; 1 free fold without number (sine numero) with pasture of heath, 10s.; various liberties, ‘Taury’ and ‘Verry’, 8d.; and 1 court of the free tenants nil. The manor is held of the abbot of Bury St. Edmunds in socage, service unknown.
Netherhall manor comprises the site with various buildings, annual value nil; a new close of 5 a. taken from ‘Hallecroftys’ to the west of the manor, the herbage and fruit of the garden, 2s.; 1 toft of garden to the south of the manor but not belonging to it, held in fee simple by ancient charters; 1 enclosed meadow called ‘Endemere medowe’ with pasture outside the meadow with external ditch to the south, by estimate 4 a., 8s.; 1 meadow called ‘Holmedowe’ by ‘Hoggesmedowe’ with willows growing on it, by estimate 2 a., 4s.; another parcel of meadow and pasture outside ‘Hoggesmedwe’ to the east, by estimate 1 1/2 a., 12d.; another parcel of pasture by ‘Kenemanesmedwe’ to the east, by estimate 1 a., 4d.; 57 strips of pasture and meadow in ‘le Holmedwe’ between ‘Tolierswaye’ and ‘Connestone’ park, 14 feet wide, 18d.; 36 strips of meadow, pasture and marsh by ‘Connestone’ park to the east, 16 1/2 feet wide, 2s.; 140 a. of arable in various fields, both demesne and escheated villein tenure, of which 8 1/2 a. are in ‘Halle Croftys’ to the east of the manor, 21 a. on ‘Pondwong’ before the gate of the manor to the north, 7 a. in ‘Skonscroft’ at the north end of the piece abutting on ‘Halstanesyk’, 11 a. at ‘le Sevenacres’, 7 a. at ‘Stanygateweye’ abutting on ‘le Hallegrove’, 5 a. at the wood called ‘Brennepark’, 6 a. at ‘Shortbrek’, 5 a. in 4 parcels between the close of the abbot of Langley and the sheepfold of ‘Felioures’ abutting on heath to the north, 18 a. at ‘Langelond’ abutting on ‘Wranglondweye’, 6 a. in ‘Cherche croft’, a parcel of 1 1/2 a. between the close of Robert Rolf to the east and ‘Felioures’ land to the west with the south head abutting on the rectory of Barningham, being ancient glebe of Barningham church, also in ‘Cherche croft’ 2 1/2 a. and 4 1/2 a. in various parcels of villein tenants formerly ‘Mayas’, ‘Basyllis’, ‘Howes’, ‘Baldwenes’, ‘Wodewardes’ and ‘Balles’, all at 4d. the a.; assize rents of free tenants with suit by the rolls, 26s.4d.; 1 free fold without number (sine numero) with heath pasture, 10s.; liberties of ‘Taury’ and ‘Verry’ and perquisites of court, 12d.; and tenants of lands and tenements formerly of John Brayon of Echington by Buntingford in Hertfordshire, once of Hugh de Henyngton, which the heir of William Hyde holds with his manor of ‘Trokkyng’ by a third part of a knight’s fee of Netherhall manor. The manor is held of the countess of Kent of her manor of Kersey as a quarter of a knight’s fee.
He also held 12 a. in ‘Wyntecroft’ in his demesne in fee tail of William Galion, Thomas Ixworth and their colleagues, his feoffees, by a rent of 12d. at Michaelmas and they hold of Robert Inginour of Weston by 1 grain of pepper at Christmas as appears by ancient charters, annual value 4s.; and in fee tail 1 a. at ‘Le Mellemont’ of the honour of Eye by 4d. at St. Stephen’s day, annual value 2s.8d., and 1 cottage called ‘Smethes’ with curtilage of William Baldry by a rent of 2d. at Michaelmas.
He held no more because long before his death he gave all his lands and tenements by charter to William Galion and his colleagues.
He died on 5 June last. Margaret wife of Thomas Ixworth, Elizabeth wife of William atte Gate and Agnes wife of John Pyk are his daughters and next heirs, all of full age.
C 137/84, no.37
883 WILLELMA WIDOW OF JOHN ROCHES
Writ 6 Nov. 1410.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford. 13 Nov.
She held in her demesne as of fee:
Marsh Baldon, the manor and advowson, of Henry prince of Wales of the honour of Wallingford as half a knight’s fee; annual values, the manor 10 marks, the church beyond the wages of the incumbent 10 marks.
Lower Heyford, the manor called ‘Delamarys’, of the same prince and honour as half a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks.
Rotherfield Greys, Bixbrand and Highmore, 1 messuage and 50 a. of arable, meadow, wood and pasture, of the same prince, service unknown, annual value 4s.
She died on 31 Oct. Elizabeth wife of Walter Beauchamp of Wiltshire, daughter of John and herself, aged 25 years, and John Benton son of Joan their other daughter, aged 4 years on 25 July last, are her heirs.
884
Writ 6 Nov. 1410.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester. 27 Nov.
She held in her demesne as of fee of John Arundell, knight, service unknown, half the manor of Long Crichel by Gussage St. Michael with the advowson at alternate presentations, except for 1 messuage and 1/2 virgate granted to John Cook for life by William Lucy, knight, who was formerly lord of the manor. The annual value of the half manor is 6 marks 6s.8d. and no more because burdened with a yearly rent of 20s. to John Amys, sometime cook of William Lucy, for life; of the church beyond the salary of the incumbent 20 marks.
Date of death and heirs as above.
885
Writ 6 Nov. 1410.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester. 2 Jan. 1411.
She held in her demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 4 bovates in Minchinhampton of Katherine widow of Hugh Waterton, knight, of the manor of Minchinhampton, service unknown. The manor, part of the possessions of the alien abbey of Caen in Normandy, was granted to Katherine by the king to hold during the war with France [CFR 1399–1405, p.14]. Annual value of the premises 6s. and no more because they are burdened with a rent of 40s. to the abbey of Malmesbury.
Date of death and heirs as above.
886
Writ 6 Nov. 1410.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Barnet. 13 Nov.
She held the manors of Offley and Putteridge Bury in dower, of the duke of York of his manor of Hitchin and of other lords unknown, annual value £10.
She held in her demesne as of fee half a knight’s fee in Langley by Hitchin, held of her by John Cokayn, a third part of a fee in Kimpton, held by Edward Benstede, and half a fee in Putteridge Bury held by Thomas Pole, knight.
Date of death and heirs as above.
887
Writ 6 Nov. 1410.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Devizes. 13 Nov.
She held in her demesne as of fee:
East Winterslow, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 100s. There are the site, 4 houses … with dovecot … garden and curtilage 2s., arable … wood 8s.4d., 150 a. pasture 31s., and assize rents 25s.
Shaw, the manor, of Stephen Lescrope of the barony of Castle Combe by knight service, annual value 10 marks.
Horton by Bishop’s Cannings, lands, of the bishop of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 100s.
Over Wroughton, half the manor called ‘Rochesmanere’, and lands in Chiseldon, of the abbey of Tewkesbury in socage, service unknown, annual value 10 marks.
Tollard Royal and Vernhams Dean, half the manor and half the advowson, formerly of William de Lucy, clerk, of the heir of the earl of March, service unknown; annual values, the manor 10 marks, the church 12 marks.
Berwick Bassett and Richardson, 46s.8d. rent from lands which William Dawe and Maud his wife hold for the term of their lives by the grant of John Roches and Willelma, of the abbot of Stanley by a rent of 40s. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas.
West Chisenbury, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of Thomas Chappelayn, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d.
Nabal’s, lands and tenements, of …, service unknown, annual value nil because a rent of 40s. is owed to the abbey of Malmesbury.
Winterbourne Bassett, 1 messuage and 1 virgate, of the duke of York, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.
Bromham, 2 messuages, 3 carucates, meadow, pasture, wood and a rent of £4, in socage of the abbey of Battle by a rent of 59s.2d., payable by equal parts at Christmas and Midsummer.
‘Bouddon’, a close so called, of the abbess of Wilton in socage by a rent of 22s.
Chittoe, a rent of 13s.4d. from lands which Geoffrey Dryfeld holds by the grant of John Roches and Willelma, payable by equal parts at the 4 terms, with reversion to them, of the bishop of Salisbury in socage, service unknown.
Calne, a rent of 3s.10d. from lands held by John Trym, Roger Boucher and Thomas Boucher for their lives by the grant of John Roches and Willelm a.
Whetham, a rent of 4s. from lands which Thomas Ballard and John Badecocke hold by the grant of John Roches and Willelma with reversion to them. They are held of Lord la Zouche, service unknown.
Stock Street, a rent of 3s.8d. from lands and tenements which Alice wife of John Averay holds for life by their grant, also of Lord la Zouche, service unknown.
Compton Bassett, a rent of 10s. from 1 messuage and 1 virgate called ‘Robkynes’, held of her by Peter Robkyns for life by homage, fealty, wardship and marriage and a rent of 2s.6d. at Easter and Michaelmas. She held of the duke of York, service unknown.
Goatacre, 5s. rent from 1 messuage and 1 virgate which Thomas Baret and Ada his wife hold by the grant of John Roches and Willelma, of the abbey of Glastonbury, service unknown.
Hardenhuish, 18s. from the manor at Michaelmas, of the abbot of Glastonbury, service unknown, and 1 knight’s fee held of her by John Raynes by homage, fealty, wardship and marriage, and by her of the abbey of Malmesbury.
Date of death and heirs as above.
[Both copies worn, some readings doubtful].
C 137/84, no.38
E 136/196, no.9
E 149/96, no.3
888 JOHN HARDYNG
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to whether he enjoys lucid intervals. 20 June 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Keynsham. 11 Aug.
John son of William Hardyng has been of unsound mind for 18 years last past but has lucid intervals from time to time, insufficient to administer his lands.
He holds 1 messuage, 10 a. arable and 1 a. meadow in Brockley to himself and the heirs of Humphrey Scovylle by a rent of 5s. and 2 lb. cumin payable at Midsummer and Michaelmas by equal parts, annual value 40d. Humphrey has held the premises since 3 May last.
C 137/84, no.39
889 WILLIAM WILLICOTES
Writ 22 Jan. 1411.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Chipping Campden. 11 Feb.
He held to himself and his heirs the manor of Willicote of the king of the honour of Leicester in socage by fealty, annual value 10 marks, and 1 messuage, 2 carucates and 6 a. meadow in Alscot of the prior of Deerhurst of the manor of Preston on Stour in socage by fealty, annual value £4.
He held jointly with Walter Snapp to them and his heirs 1 messuage, 1 virgate and 8 a. in Over Rendcomb of the abbot of St. Mary of Bruern of the manor of Over Rendcomb, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.
He died on 7 Jan. last. Thomas his son and heir was aged 21 years on 1 Aug. last.
890
Writ 22 Jan. 1411.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Grandpont. 7 Feb.
He held nothing in Berkshire.
Date of death and heir as above.
891
OXFORD. Inquisition. Woodstock. 3 Feb. 1411.
He held the manor of Headington with the hundreds of Bullingdon and North Gate to himself and his heirs, of the king in chief by the king’s grant [CPR 1399–1401, p.47], rendering £40 to the king by equal parts at Michaelmas and Easter, annual value beyond that £20.
He also held to himself and his heirs male the office of keeper of Cornbury Park of the king by grant by letters patent shown to the jurors [CPR 1401–5, p.181], annual value 20s.
In right of the inheritance of Elizabeth his wife, who is still living, he held the manor of Chastelton of Elizabeth la Vache of her manor of Hook Norton by knight service, annual value £20.
Also jointly with Elizabeth of her inheritance he held 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 20 a. arable, and 20 a. meadow in Chastelton and Brookend of Elizabeth la Vache of her same manor by knight service, annual value 40s.; the manor and advowson of Salford of Edmund earl of March, a minor in the king’s ward, of the castle of Wigmore by knight service, annual value £20; 1 messuage, 7 virgates, 1 carucate, 20 a. meadow and 40s. rent in Salford of the same, annual value 10 marks; 40s. rent from 1 messuage and 1 carucate in North Leigh, with the reversion of the messuage and carucate, of the abbot of Netley of the manor of North Leigh …; 1 messuage and 1/2 virgate in Wilcote of Thomas Wykham, knight, of the manor of Wilcote, annual value 6s.8d.; 1 messuage, 3 virgates and 3 a. in Woodperry of Richard Maydegode and Walter Bywell, clerk, of the manor of Woodperry …; and 15 a. in Epwell of Richard Maydegode and Geoffrey …, annual value 5s.
By the grant of William Symondes of Pillerton by a fine [CP 25(1)/19 1/25, no.13] he held 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Cornwell jointly with Walter Snappe to them and his heirs, of Elizabeth Lady Clinton of her manor of Temple Guiting, service unknown, annual value 5 marks.
Also jointly with Walter Snappe by a fine [not found] he held the reversion of 1 carucate in Tilgarsley and Eynsham, which Margaret Paynell and Agnes her daughter hold for life, of the abbot of Netley of his manor of North Leigh, service unknown …
Jointly with Richard Maydegode and Walter Snappe, who are still living, he held 1 messuage and 30 a. in Salford to them and his heirs, of Elizabeth (?) … of the manor of Salford by knight service, annual value 13s.4d. …
Date of death and heir as above.
[Much damaged, several lines illegible, readings doubtful].
892
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Evesham. 16 Feb. 1411.
In right of Elizabeth his wife he held the manor of Hill Croome of Gilbert Lord Talbot of his castle of Goodrich by knight service, annual value £10; 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Kerswell of the bishop of Worcester of his manor of Kempsey by knight service, annual value 26s.8d.; and 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Evenlode, annual value 26s.8d.
Jointly with Elizabeth for the term of their lives he held 1 messuage and 1 virgate in Hill Croome of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and a rent of 1 boar and 20 pigs fit for the larder to be taken yearly in the manor of Broadwell at Michaelmas by the grant of the abbot of Evesham.
Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/84, no.41
E 152/435, 438; 440
893 ARNOLD SAVAGE, KNIGHT
Writ 30 April 1411.
KENT. Inquisition. Newington by Sittingbourne. 14 May.
He held the manor of Shorne at farm for life with remainder to Arnold his son and Katherine his wife for their lives and his own right heirs by the grant of Thomas Wodegate and Roger Style by charter made with royal licence; both charter and letters patent were shown to the jurors. It is held by the service of carrying with other tenants a white banner towards Scotland for 40 days. It comprises the site, annual value nil, 120 a. arable at 4d., 60 a. with heath at 2d., 5 a. salt meadow at 4d., assize rents of 20 marks 2s.8d. payable at the 4 terms, 73s.1d. in custom silver on 1 Aug., 1 windmill nil, perquisites and profits of court with view of frankpledge 13s.4d., and 9 bushels of palm barley at Michaelmas 3s.4 1/2d.
He held the manor of Bobbing in his demesne as of fee. There are the site, annual value nil, 120 a. arable at 6d., 60 a. pasture at 3d., 70 a. wood of which 10 may be cut each year, then 4s., rents of £10 at the 4 terms, 70 hens and 12 cocks at 3d. at Christmas, 1,000 eggs at 6d. the 100 at Easter, and 120 quarters of palm barley at Michaelmas at 3d. the quarter, and perquisites of court 6s.8d. Margery widow of John de Nerford takes £6 13s.4d. for life from the manor by the grant of Arnold. It is held of the manor of Milton in gavelkind by a rent of 52s. and suit of court at Milton twice yearly after Michaelmas and Easter.
He also held in his demesne as of fee 2 watermills called ‘Southmelle’, annual value 100s., and ‘Pynewyghill mill’, annual value 40s., of the manor of Milton in gavelkind by a rent of 5s. and 200 sheep [at?, ms. altered] 10d..
Jointly with Joan his wife, who survives him, he held the manors of Helmes, Funton and Kemsley by the grant of John Barler, rector of Westwell, William Colier, vicar of Milton, Henry Wille, vicar of …dringham, and Thomas Godwot, clerk, to hold to them for his life with remainder to Arnold Savage his son. They are held of the manor of Milton by gavelkind by a rent of 6s.8d., annual value £20.
He died on 29 Nov. last. Arnold his son and heir is aged 28 years and more.
C 137/84, no.42
E 136/95, no.10
894 ISABEL WIDOW OF HUGH CRANE AND OF JOHN INKEPENNE
Writ 5 Oct. 1410.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Reading. 13 Oct.
She held in her demesne in fee tail 2 messuages, 3 carucates, 25 a. meadow, 8 a. pasture, 30 a. wood and £4 10s. rent in Hampstead Norris, Wyld, Ashampstead, Buckhold and Basildon. Of whom they are held is unknown; annual value 10 marks. By a fine of 1356 [CP 25(1)/1 1/66, no.3] William Cokeswell and William Ceresy granted these premises to Isabel de Brompton to hold for her life with successive remainders to Thomas de Coleshull and Lucy his wife for their lives, Richard their son and the heirs of his body, Thomas his brother and the heirs of his body, Isabel his sister and the heirs of her body and the right heirs of Richard.
All died before Isabel Coleshull, who became Isabel Crane, and she died holding them on 1 Oct. last. Richard son of Robert Inkepenne, her son, is next heir, now aged about 21 but still in the king’s ward as a minor.
895
Writ, melius sciri, as the above did not state of whom she held or what was the age of Richard Clare. 15 June 1412.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Abingdon. 6 July.
One messuage, 2 carucates, 20 a. meadow, 4 a. pasture, 18 a. wood and 45s. rent in Hampstead Norris and Wyld are held of Robert Fereres, knight, lord of Chartley, of his manor of Hampstead Norris by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee and 14s., payable to the king; and 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 5 a. meadow, 4 a. pasture, 12 a. wood and 45s. rent in Ashampstead, Buckhold and Basildon of Amaury Lord St. Amand of his manor of Basildon by a rent of 1 ploughshare, price 7d. at Michaelmas.
Richard son of Robert Inkepenne son of Isabel Crane is aged 22 years and more.
C 137/84, no.43 and 88, no.45a
896 HENRY DE LILBOURN
Writ 10 Oct. 1410.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Alnwick. 25 Oct.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Belford and Easington, half the manors, of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee; annual value, capital messuages nil, the half vills 100s. and no more because of destruction by the Scots.
Beanley, the manor, of John the king’s son of the barony of Golpatrik by a rent of 12 marks, annual value nil owing to destruction by the Scots.
Shawdon, the manor, with half the vill of Glanton, of the barony of Wark by knight service, rendering 100s. to a chaplain celebrating there, 20s. to the lord of Wark for the safeguard of the castle, and 12s. to the king by the sheriff; annual value nil.
West Lilburn, the manor, of the barony of Wark by knight service, annual value nil because of destruction as above.
Hebburn, 1 carucate called ‘Manisland’, of William brother of Robert de Lilbourne of the lordship of Hebburn in socage by a rent of 2s., annual value nil.
Thomas his brother and heir is aged 20 years and 40 weeks and more.
C 137/84, no.45
897 MARGARET HETON
Writ for proof of age of Margaret Heton, in the ward of Robert de Herbotell, who should be warned. 20 Jan. 1411.
[Endorsed] He was warned to be present.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Proof of age. Morpeth. 12 Feb.
Margaret, one of the sisters and heirs of William, son and heir of Henry de Heton, knight, was 16 on 13 Jan. last, having been born in the castle of Chillingham and baptised in the church there. The jurors gave the following reasons for knowing this.
John Whytfeld, aged 62, was in the church and saw John Bolton, canon of Alnwick, acting as godfather.
John Corbet, 47, that day met Margaret Fox and Margaret Scryfwyn, the godmothers, at the church.
John Horsley, 60, was captured by the Scots on that day.
Wayland Maudit, 62, was sent on that day by Henry father of Margaret to buy wine at Newcastle.
Nicholas Heron, 69, that day married Katherine daughter of John Gylson of Chatton in Chillingham church.
Thomas de Throkelowe, 49, made offerings for Alice his wife in that church.
Robert Horner, 50, was that day captured by Thomas Grey of Hetton and taken to Norham castle against his will.
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898 WILLIAM WYNCELAWE
Writ for proof of age of William Wyncelawe son and heir of Mary wife of Thomas Holgyll and formerly wife of John Wyncelawe of Oxford. He is in the ward of Thomas Holgyll who should be informed. 8 Dec. 1410.
NORFOLK. Proof of age. Watton. 5 Jan. 1411.
Peter de Holkham, aged 50 years and more, says that William is aged 21 years and more since 1 Nov. last, because he was born at Cranworth in Norfolk on 1 Nov. 1387 and baptised in the church there. He was in the church and saw the baptism. The other jurors confirm the date for the reasons given.
John Markaund, 60 and more: Robert his son was aged 2 years on that day.
John Rokell, 57: Joan his daughter was married to Thomas Smyth in that church on that day.
Andrew Herward, 45 and more, … knows the date by the date of an indenture.
Thomas Rote, 46 and more: a house of John Rote his brother was burnt down on that day.
John Candelere, 49 and more, was riding, … fell off his horse and broke his right shin.
Thomas Chapman, 52 and more, …
John Hendy, 54 and more: Robert his brother died that day.
John Boteler, 45 and more: Robert his son died that day.
Warin Bakere, 48 and more, fell … killed his horse.
William Dawes, 58 and more: Joan his sister was married that day.
John Grene, 47 and more, was riding on the high road to the church and met a group of men and women going to the baptism.
C 137/84, no.48
899 JOHN DEL CHAMBRE
Writ for proof of age of John son and heir of Edmund del Chambre of Epping. He is in the ward of Margaret widow of Edmund by the grant of John Merssh, esquire. She should be informed. 5 May 1411.
ESSEX. Proof of age. Waltham Holy Cross. 29 May.
John was 21 on 11 Sept. 1410, having been born at Epping on 11 Sept. 1388 and baptised there. The jurors know this for the reasons given.
Gilbert atte Chirche, aged 44 years, was in the church and held the book for the priest at the baptism.
Walter Moor, 62, came to the church that day and brought a wax candle to burn before the image of the Virgin Mary at the time of the baptism.
John Baltre, senior, 43, was in the church and made a footstool (scabellum) before the altar of the Virgin Mary at the time of the baptism.
William Sloman, 47, that day carried sand (zabulum) in his cart to the church at the time of the baptism.
Richard Sheryng, 60, was in the church. His wife Emma was godmother and he saw her holding John.
Reynold Smyth, 44, was present in the church and placed a candle at the north door of the church at the time of the baptism.
William Skynnere, 50, John Dawe, 52, John Sewat, 63, and William Dowble, 46, said separately that they were in the church and were asked by the father, Edmund, to bear witness to the age. On that day Gilbert atte Chirche granted by his deed to Richard Sheryng and Emma his wife and their heirs 1 a. in Epping. They were witnesses and the deed was read and shown to them.
William Herry, 49, and John Wryghte, 47, on that day were asked to go to the church to witness the deed of Richard Sheryng, saw John in the graveyard after the baptism, and Edmund the father asked them to be witnesses.
C 137/84, no.49