Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 900-951

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 900-951

900 RICHARD INKEPENNE
Writ for proof of age. Richard being in the ward of Robert Thresk by the grant of Helmyng Leget, Robert should be informed. 18 Feb. 1411.
HAMPSHIRE. Proof of age. Winchester. 30 March.
Richard son and heir of Robert Inkepenne is aged 21 years and more, having been born in the manor of Woolston on 14 Aug. and baptised in St. Mary’s church, Southampton, on the next day. The jurors know this for the following reasons.
John Frensshe, aged 44 years, was present in the church at the baptism by Master Richard Colshull, then precentor of the church, uncle and godfather of Richard, and the day and year were written in a missal of the church by John Amedes, clerk of Master Richard, and he, John, saw it written at the request of Robert the father.
John Veel, 46, brought a lighted candle called ‘vaud taper’ and held it during the baptism.
William Martyn, 60, and William Gamman, 58, came to the church together to hear mass and met Christine de Ichene, the midwife, carrying Richard to the church.
William Rede of Botley, 60: Christine the midwife told him of the birth.
John Haynow, 47: Guy his brother had a son born of Agnes his wife on that day.
John Rede, 49, Henry Graunt, 48, John Chydyok, 46, William Denyas, 48, John William, 47, and John Trumpour, 50, were practising archery in a field by the churchyard and saw Christine carrying the baby from the church to Itchen to cross the river Itchen in a boat called ‘le Passeger’ to the manor of Woolston.
C 137/84, no.50
901 JOHN DE CLIFFORD
Writ for proof of age. Elizabeth widow of Thomas de Clifford, who has the wardship by the grant of Anne late queen of England, should be informed. 15 Feb. 1411.
[Endorsed] Elizabeth was warned to be at Newcastle on 9 June by William White and Thomas Sperman.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Proof of age. Newcastle upon Tyne castle. 9 June.
John son and heir of Thomas de Clifford, knight, was born at Hart and baptised there on 23 April 1389, and is therefore aged 22 years and more. The jurors know this for the reasons given.
William Whitchestre, knight, aged 50 years, saw the baptism.
Robert Lysle, knight, 60 and more: Robert his son was born within 3 days of the birth and is now aged 22 and more.
Richard Crawecestre, 51, married the daughter of William Urde in that church on that day.
John Lysle, 56 and more: Thomas his eldest son died 3 days after that date.
John Strother, 54, Thomas Middelton, 58, John Whitfeld, 61 and more, Eldomar Heryng, 47 and more, Wayland Mawedit, 62 and more, and John Wettewodd, 56 and more, were all hearing mass in the church in the choir of St. Mary and made offerings.
Thomas Schaftowe, 52, and John Belyngham, 64 and more, were godfathers of John son of John Golde, who was baptised on the same day in the same font.
The jurors had other notable evidence if it were necessary to produce it.
C 137/84, no.52
902 THOMAS DE LILBOURN
Writ to give seisin to Thomas brother and heir of Henry de Lilbourn. 6 Nov. 1410.
NORTHUMBERLAND. The escheator cannot execute the writ because at the livery of seisin Agnes, widow of Henry, came and sought a third part of the manors of Shawdon and Belford and of all other lands which Henry had held, as her dower by royal writ. Thomas alleged that she should not have it and she is pursuing it in chancery. Therefore the escheator is unable to act at present.
C 137/84, no.54
903 MARGARET WIDOW OF JOHN EARL OF SOMERSET
Writ to assign dower, 22 Dec. 1410.
LONDON. Assignment of dower in the presence of Henry Merston, clerk, John Styl, William Thirllewall and other next friends of Henry son and heir of John earl of Somerset. [no date].
Assigned: £166 13s.4d. as a third part of £500 yearly from the petty custom in the port of London by the collectors which he held in fee tail by the king’s grant [CPR 1401–5, p.477; 1408–13, p.142].
C 137/84, no.55
904 GILES DAUBENEY, KNIGHT
SOMERSET. Inquisition ex officio. Langport. 17 June 1411.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service the manors of South Petherton, Barrington, Stratton on the Fosse and Charlton, with the hundred of South Petherton. Owing to his death and the minority of John his son they came into the king’s hands. A third part was assigned to Margaret his widow in dower. On 16 May in this year John Ketherowe came to Barrington and violently seized and carried off the widow. He has married her and holds her without the king’s licence. The third parts are worth 100 marks yearly.
C 137/84, no.56
905 HENRY DE BARWE
Writ, precipimus, ordering the return of the inquisition already taken. 9 Nov. 1410.
HEREFORD. Inquisition ex officio. Hereford. 19 Oct.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Lower Bullingham, 1 messuage and 90 a., and in Bullinghope, Clehonger and Mawfield 20s. rent, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 40s.; and also in Lower Bullingham 1 messuage and 80 a., of whom and service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.
Weston Birt, lands, of whom and by what service unknown, annual value 2s.
He died on 8 Sept. last. John his son and heir was aged 4 years on 24 Feb.
C 137/84, no.57
906 LAWRENCE DE ACTON, SENIOR
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle. 29 Nov. 1410.
By his charter, dated 31 Oct. 1401 and shown to the jurors, he granted the manor of Hazon and all his other lands in Northumberland to Lawrence de Acton, junior, born of Elizabeth Sturmy, to hold to himself and the heirs of his body. He was given full seisin and still so holds.
Lawrence senior died on 23 Sept. last. Alice and Joan de Moreton, daughters of Alice de Moreton, his daughter, are his next heirs, aged 16 and 13 years and more.
C 152/434, no.1
907 WILLIAM GRENEHAM
Writ 5 Feb. 1412.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham. 9 April.
He held the manor of Maid’s Moreton called ‘Daysmanere’ of John de Lancastre, knight, the king’s son, of the manor of Salden as half a knight’s fee by a rent of 6s.8d., annual value 100s.
He died on 12 Sept. last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 12 years and more.
C 137/85, no.1
908 ISABEL WIDOW OF WILLIAM CARNETBY, KNIGHT
Writ 28 Jan. 1412.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle. 11 Feb. 1412.
She held for life a hamlet called Clarewood, parcel of the manor of Halton, which with the vill of Great Whittington is held of the king in chief, rendering for cornage £4 6s.8d. She also held in dower a third part of the manor of Halton and of the vill of Whittington of the king in chief, annual value £8 6s.8d. The reversion of all is to William son and heir of William Carnetby, knight.
She died on 2 Oct. 1411. William their son and heir is aged 20 years and 45 weeks.
C 137/85, no.2
909 JOHN EYR OF LINWOOD
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. ex officio. Fordingbridge. … 1410–11.
He held of the king in chief 1 messuage in Linwood, annual value nil, and 2 a. arable there, annual value 4d., by a rent of 3s.6d. at the manor of Lyndhurst.
He held 1 cottage in Fordingbridge, annual value nil, and a meadow annual value 12d., of Maurice Bruyn, service unknown.
He died on 3 Feb. last. Margaret his daughter and heir is aged 10 years and more.
Thomas Cyrkeby had 13s.4d. on the day that he was outlawed and the escheator has held it since then.
910
Writ 28 Jan. 1412.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Fordingbridge. 14 March.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Fordingbridge, 4 messuages, 3 a. arable, and 2 a. and 1 rood meadow, of Maurice Bruyn of the manor of Fordingbridge in socage, annual value 2s.
Linwood, 1 messuage and 12 a. arable, of the king in chief as a fortieth part of a knight’s fee and by a rent of 2s. payable at Michaelmas to the farmers of the manor of Lyndhurst, annual value 12d.
He died on 4 May 1411. Katherine [over erasure] his daughter and heir is aged 10 years and more.
C 137/85, no.3
E 149/97, no.6
911 ANSELM GYSE
Writ 3 Feb. 1412.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Tetbury. 17 Feb.
He held the manors of Elmore and Daglingworth in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual values £20 and 100s.
He died on 1 April 1407. Reynold his son and heir is aged 24 years and more. Anne his widow has taken the profits of Elmore since his death, and John Bysley has held Daglingworth and taken the profits since 14 Aug. 1410.
C 137/85, no.4
912 MAUD WIFE OF EDWARD DE PABENHAM, KNIGHT
Writ 14 Feb. 1412.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Burgh le Marsh. 30 March.
She held 1 messuage and 1 bovate in Langton in her demesne as of fee, of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value 10s.
She died at Winthorpe on 16 April last. John Burdet of Gainsborough, son of John son of Stephen son of Alice daughter of Robert father of Thomas Perrers her father, is her next heir aged 60 years and more.
C 137/85, no.5
913 JOHN RENET
Writ 6 Nov. 1411.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough. 11 Nov.
He held jointly with Maud his wife to them and his heirs by the grant of Petronilla, his mother:
Shalbourne, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of Humphrey son and heir of Edmund earl of Stafford, who is under age in the ward of Queen Joan by the king’s grant, of the manor Wexcombe as half a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks.
Corton, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of Lord Maltravers in socage, annual value 10 marks.
Allington by All Cannings, 1 messuage and 2 virgates, of Lord de la Warr in socage, annual value 20s.
John died on 8 Nov. 1400(?) and Maud on 8 Sept. 1411(?). John their son and heir is aged 12 years and more.
C 137/85, no.6
914 JOHN DE HARYNGTON
Writ 4 Dec. 1411.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Boston. 14 Jan. 1412.
He held a third part of the manor of Skirbeck and Beausolace of Anne queen of England of the lordship of Richmond by knight service, annual value £4.
He died at Fleet on 10 Sept. 1389. Owing to the minority of Robert his son it was taken into the hands of the queen, and then of the king until 29 Sept. 1399. Since then John Belle of Boston has held it by letters patent [not found] until the full age of the heir, John, rendering £4 yearly. There was no heir called John, but Robert as above, now aged 22 years and more.
915
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to the identity of the heir. 22 Feb. 1412.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Boston. 30 March.
He held a third part of the manor of Skirbeck and Beausolace in his demesne as of fee. Robert his son and heir is the same person as the John named in the writ.
C 137/85, no.7
916 JOHN PRESTON
Writ 10 Oct. 1411.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Chippenham. 23 Nov.
He held 1 messuage and 3 virgates of arable and meadow in Yatesbury of Queen Joan of the castle of Devizes as an eighth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 26s.8d., by the grant of Baldwin Frevyle, knight, to him for life with reversion to Baldwin.
He died on 26 Jan. last. Baldwin son of Baldwin Frevyle, knight, is heir, aged 13 years and more.
C 137/85, no.8
917 THOMAS ROMSEY
Writ 23 Dec. 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Wells. 3 Feb. 1412.
He held 4 messuages, 1 carucate and 40 a. arable, and 20 a. meadow in Saltford in his demesne as of fee of the honour of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 6 marks.
He died on 26 July 1400. Thomas his son and heir is aged 22 years and more. John Chitterne has held the premises and taken the profits since his death by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, p.450].
C 137/85, no.10
918 JOHN FROGENHALE
Writ, plura, 7 Dec. 1411.
KENT. Inquisition. Ospringe. 8 Feb. 1412.
John son of John Frogenhale held more than was stated in the former inquisition [CIPM XVIII, no.86] namely:
Buckland, 17 a. arable, held of him of the manor of Buckland in gavelkind, rendering yearly 17s., 2 cocks, 10 hens and 80 eggs with suit of court at Buckland every 3 weeks and fealty and relief when it is due according to the amount of half the rent, annual value beyond the services of the lord 12d. the acre.
Ospringe, 6 a. arable, of Thomas Sakevyle of his manor of Ospringe in gavelkind, rendering 2s. and suit of court every 3 weeks and fealty and relief according to the amount of the rent, annual value 4d. the acre.
William his son and heir is aged 14 years and more.
C 137/85, no.11
919 JOHN THOMLYNSON
Writ 13 Feb. 1412.
YORK. Inquisition. Ingleton. 24 April.
John Thomlynson of Newton held 1 toft, 160 a. arable and 4 a. meadow in Burton in Lonsdale in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as an eighth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 40s.
He died on 10 Jan. last. William his son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/85, no.12
920 NICHOLAS DENTON
Writ 1 Feb. 1412.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Andover. 7 Feb.
He held nothing in Hampshire.
He died on 1 Feb. last. Nicholas his son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
921
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Fisherton Anger. 8 Feb. 1412.
He held the manor of Compton Chamberlayne in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee. There is the site, annual value nil, assize rents 33s.4d., 100 a. arable 26s.8d., 10 a. meadow 15s.8d., 30 a. wood of which the pasture 50s., and common pasture for sheep 40d.
In Salisbury he held 4 messuages in his demesne as of fee of the bishop of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 5 marks.
Long before his death he enfeoffed by charter John Busshell and John Bole, clerks, in the manor of Faulston to them and their heirs and assigns. It is held of the bishop of Winchester, service unknown.
Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/85, no.13
E 149/98, no.16
922 WALTER CLOPTON, KNIGHT
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition ex officio. Ringwood. 15 Nov. 1406.
He held the manor of Ellingham called Moyles alias Rockford Moyles for life by the grant of William Botreaux, knight, deceased.
He died on 21 Oct. 1400. Immediately the king by letters patent [CPR 1399-1401, p.393] granted 2 parts of the manor to John Fekenham, esquire, during the minority of William son of William Botreaux, knight, who held the whole manor of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value of the 2 parts 12 marks. Fekenham has held them and taken the profits since then. Elizabeth widow of William Botreaux, knight, holds the third part in dower, annual value 6 marks.
923
Writ 16 Sept. 1411.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester. 16 Oct.
He held 2 parts of the manor of Ellingham Moyles for life by the grant of William Botreaux, knight, with reversion to William Botreaux the son, a minor in the king’s ward, by the rent of a rose at Midsummer. They are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £6.
He died on 21 Oct. 1400. Richard Clopton is his brother and heir, aged 50 years and more. John Chitterne, clerk, has held since his death by the grant of John Fekenham who held by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, p.393].
C 137/85, no.14
E 149/90, no.2
924 ELIZABETH WIDOW OF FULK FITZWARYN
Writ, plura, 28 May 1411.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Brewood. 6 July.
She held in dower more than was previously returned, namely of the king in chief, services unknown:
Tunstall, a third part of a third part of the manor, annual value 40s.
Horton, a third part of a third part of 2 parts of the manor, annual value 13s.4d.
Over Longsdon, a third part of a third part of 2 parts of assize rents of 30s.
Fulk son of Fulk son of Fulk Fitzwaryn is heir and aged 6 years and more. Hugh Courtney, knight, formerly husband of Elizabeth, has held as her dower since her death and still takes the profits.
C 137/85, no.15
E 149/97, no.1
925 CECILY WIDOW OF JOHN RAGONELL
Writ 10 July 1411.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge. 18 July.
She held half the manor and half the advowson of Great Childerley of the king of the honour of Huntingdon as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 4 marks.
She died on 26 July [sic, St. Anne] last. Alice wife of Dennis Lopham, aged 38 years, Elizabeth wife of John Thorp, 36, Margaret wife of John Michell, citizen and fishmonger of London, 34, her daughters, and Richard Burman son of Joan another daughter, 24, are her heirs.
Long before her death, by her charter dated 3 July 1410 she granted to Dennis and Alice Lopham and the heirs of Alice 6 tofts, 118 1/2 a. arable and 8 a. meadow in Little Childerley and Lolworth, 1 1/2 a. in Childerley called ‘Ricardislond’, and 2 tofts and 18 a. of land dispersed in the towns and fields of Childerley, Little Childerley and Lolworth all of which were never parcel of Childerley manor. Dennis and Alice still hold them.
926
Writ to partition. 17 Oct. 1411.
[CAMBRIDGE. Partition of Lands], by agreement of the heirs of Cecily. Childerley. 20 Oct.
To Richard Burman, son and heir of Joan eldest daughter of Cecily:
Five roods of wood to the east of the wood; 7 1/2 roods of a piece of land called ‘sevenacres’ to the east of it; 5 roods of a piece called ‘le Visacres’ at ‘Hamgraveweye’ abutting on that way, lying to the east of the piece; 3 roods of a piece called ‘le Dole’ at the gate of the manor of Childerley in the north of the piece; 3 roods of the ‘Schortedole’ at the head of the piece called ‘le Dole’ to the east; 3 roods of ‘tenlondes’ lying next ‘le Dole’ to the north; 3 1/2 roods of a piece called ‘le Dole at le Grene’ abutting on ‘le Rode’ to the north; 2 1/2 roods of a piece called ‘le Dole at le Sladesende’ in the west next ‘Bokesworthweye’; 3 1/2 roods of a piece called ‘le Dole’ abutting on ‘Bonetonweye’ to the east; 2 1/2 roods of a piece called ‘le Tenlond’ abutting on the ‘Tounesende’ to the west; 3 roods of a piece to the north called ‘Bonetonemede’ to the east; and 7 roods of a piece of 7 a. abutting on ‘Ellesworthweye’ to the east.
One whole croft formerly of William Bonde, senior, wholly allotted to Richard and to Alice wife of Dennis Lopham, another daughter, containing 1 croft and 1 rood of arable next ‘le Dofhouscroft’ which was allotted to Elizabeth wife of John Thorp, third daughter, and Margaret wife of John Michell, fourth daughter. Also the services of John in the Herne 21s. yearly, the services of William Frenssh 3s., and of Henry Pempdehed 19d. beyond 1d. assigned to Alice wife of Dennis Lopham, and 1 of 4 capons which John Custance renders yearly, and William, senior, son of Nicholas Bonde, villein, and his family.
William Bonde the ancient (magis senex) and Katherine daughter of Nicholas Bonde with their families are undivided amongst the co-heirs. The site of the manor is likewise undivided and each will present to the church in turn as vacancies occur.
Portion of Alice wife of Dennis Lopham, second daughter of Cecily:
Five roods of wood next the part of Richard Burman, 7 1/2 roods [as above to ‘of a piece of 7 a. abutting on “Ellesworthweye” next the part of Richard’, each piece as above substituting ‘next the part of Richard’ for ‘to the east’ etc.].
One whole croft [as above to ‘fourth daughter’]. Also the services of Nicholas Bonde 18s., from servile tenure beyond [8s.8d.] assigned to Margaret wife of John Michell and all the services of various tenants of the land called ‘Asshere’ 3s., and services of tenants of land of Alan Thriplowe 2s., and of John Roye for a meadow 4d., and John Asplon 13d. beyond 7d. allotted to Elizabeth wife of John Thorp, services of John Crabbe 13d. beyond 23d. allotted to Margaret wife of John Michell, services of John Custance, 1 capon, and of Henry Pempdehed 1d. beyond 19d. allotted to Richard, and Nicholas Bonde, villein, and his family.
William Bonde the ancient [as above to ‘as vacancies occur’].
Portion of Elizabeth wife of John Thorp, third daughter of Cecily:
Five roods of wood next the part of Alice, 7 1/2 roods [as above to ‘of a piece of 7 a. abutting on “Ellesworthweye” next the part of Alice’, each piece as above substituting ‘next the part of Alice’ for ‘to the east’ etc.].
One croft called ‘John Heynesshonescroft’ and 1 rood next ‘Dofhouscroft’ allotted to Elizabeth and Margaret, fourth daughter, against 1 whole croft formerly of William Bonde, senior, allotted to Richard Burman and Alice Lopham. Also the services of William in the Herne 13s.4d. yearly, services of John Bere 7s. 8 1/2d., services of John Hore for half the lands there which he holds of the manor 4s., services of John Asplon 7d., and 1 capon of 4 which John Custance renders, and William, junior, son of Nicholas Bonde, villein, and his family.
William Bonde the ancient [as above to ‘as vacancies occur’].
Portion of Margaret wife of John Michell, fourth daughter of Cecily:
Five roods of wood next the part of Elizabeth, 7 1/2 roods [as above to ‘piece of 7 a. abutting on “Ellesworthweye” next the part of Elizabeth’, each piece as above substituting ‘next the part of Elizabeth’ for ‘to the east’ etc.].
One whole croft called ‘John Heynesshonescroft’ and 1 rood next ‘Dofhouscroft’ allotted to Elizabeth and Margaret against 1 whole croft formerly of William Bonde, senior, allotted to Richard Burman and Alice Lopham. Also the services of Richard Boteler 15s. yearly and of Nicholas Bonde 8s.8d. beyond 18s. for rent of villein holdings allotted to Alice, the services of John Crabbe 23d., and 1 capon of 4 rendered by John Custance, and Henry son of Nicholas Bonde, villein, and his family.
William Bonde the ancient [as above to ‘as vacancies occur’].
C 137/85, no.16
E 149/90, no.13
927 WILLIAM BOTREAUX, KNIGHT
Writ 16 Sept. 1411.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford. 15 Oct. 1411.
He held the advowson of Over Worton with a parcel of land, which is the glebe of the church, of the king in grand serjeanty, annual value 1/2d.
He died on 25 May 1395. William his son and heir was aged 21 on 20 Feb. last. Elizabeth his father’s widow has held since his death and still takes the profits granted for the minority by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, pp.205, 235].
928
Writ, plura, 12 Sept. 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bath. 22 Oct.
Beyond the premises found in an inquisition taken after his death he held in his demesne as of fee 2 parts of a common pasture for 8 oxen in the lordship of Cameley of the earl of Ormonde, service unknown, annual value 8d., and the advowson of Holton of Elizabeth Lady Botreaux of her manor of North Cadbury.
Heir as above.
929
Writ, melius sciri, 28 Oct. 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Frome. 6 Nov.
By the law of England in right of Elizabeth his wife of the inheritance of William their son, a minor in the king’s ward, he held a close called ‘Brendoun’ and a close called ‘Lenmannesfeld’, of both of which Margaret widow of John Seyntlo, knight, holds a third part in dower.
Elizabeth died on 14 Sept. 1389.
Heir as above.
930
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to his estate in holdings returned in an earlier inquisition. 16 Sept. 1411.
DEVON AND CORNWALL. Inquisition. Okehampton. 6 Oct.
He held in his demesne as of fee in Devon:
Winbrook, the reversion of 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, which Henry Gatecomb holds of him for the term of his life by the grant of William Botreaux, knight, his father, by a rent of 1 grain of corn at Michaelmas.
‘Sechevylyslye’, 1 tenement, of Elizabeth widow of William Botreaux, knight, of her manor of Molland, service unknown, annual value 8d.
Heir as above.
931
DEVON AND CORNWALL. Inquisition. Okehampton. 6 Oct.
He held in his demesne as of fee 2 parts of the manor of Stockleigh English, the reversion of the whole manor of Cadbury and 2 parts of a rent of 1 lb. cumin, price 6d., parcel of the manor of Langford. He had no other estate in them.
932
Writ, plura, 12 Sept. 1411.
DEVON AND CORNWALL. Inquisition. Launceston. 12 Oct.
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Trewannett and Lancorla in Cornwall. He had no other estate in them.
933
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Launceston. 12 Oct. 1411.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Trewint and Penfrane, a fifth part of the manors and of the advowson of Penfrane and of St. Pinnock belonging to it, which except for the advowson William Botreaux, knight, his father, granted to Henry Gatecomb, who is still living, to hold for life by a rent of 1 grain of corn at Michaelmas. Trewint is held of Arthur Hamely of his manor of Allet in socage and Penfrane of William Botreaux, a minor in the king’s ward, by rent of a grain of corn, annual value nil.
‘Reprighel’, 1 messuage and 1/2 a. Cornish, which William Scrapeday holds for life by the grant of William, the father, by the rent of a red rose at Midsummer.
Minster by the manor of Boscastle, the advowson, annual value nil because it belongs to the castle.
Penheale and Trethake, a rent of 1 grain of corn from 1 ferling, held by William Kyllyow and which he held of Stephen Trenewyll in right of Margaret his wife in socage by a rent of 1 grain of corn.
‘Stonton’, a rent of 1d. from 1 ferling which Richard Bray held of him and he of the same Stephen in right of Margaret his wife in socage.
Heir as above.
934
Writ, melius sciri, as to the next heir. 28 Oct. 1411.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Chipping Sodbury. 10 Nov.
William Botreaux, a minor in the king’s ward, is the next heir of Elizabeth widow of William Botreaux, knight, being their son, and aged 21 years and more.
935
Similar writ. 28 Oct. 1411.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough. 7 Nov.
William Botreaux son and heir of William Botreaux, knight, and of Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heir of John de Seyntlo, a minor in the king’s ward, is the next heir. He was aged 21 years and more on 20 Feb. last.
C 137/85, no.17
E 149/98, no.10
936 AGNES WIDOW OF NICHOLAS THURMOND
Writ, plura and plenius certiorari. 16 Sept. 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bath. 22 Oct.
Beyond what was returned in the former inquisitions [CIPM XVIII, nos.365–6] she held for life by the grant of William atte Huyde, John Swynesford, William Nippered and Peter le Vyse, with reversion to William Botreaux son and heir of William Botreaux, knight, a minor in the king’s ward, aged 21 on 20 Feb. last:
[Page House?], a rent of 1 lb. pepper and 1 lb. cumin in alternate years from a tenement of Nicholas atte Bowere, a free tenant, of the lord of Page House, service unknown, annual value 4d.
Frome, 1 tenement, of the lord of Frome, service unknown, annual value 4d.
Babington, 2 a. and 1 rood of meadow with common pasture for 8 oxen and 1 bull on Babington moor at any time of the year, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, service unknown, annual value 12d.
Elm, 2 a. in the field, of the lord of Elm, service unknown, annual value 2d.
C 137/85, no.18
E 149/98, no.13
937 JOHN DE ROCHES, KNIGHT
Writ, plura, 12 July 1411.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Devizes. 12 Oct.
Beyond what was returned in the former inquisition he held in his demesne as of fee:
Huish, the manor and advowson, of the king in chief by knight service. There are 1 messuage and 1 dovecot, annual value 13s.4d., assize rents 63s.4d., 2 carucates 16s., 12 a. meadow 24s., several pasture for 200 sheep 40d., and 100 a. wood 13s.4d.
Earlscourt and Wanborough, 1 messuage and 2 carucates, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 40s.
He died on 30 Sept. 1400. Elizabeth wife of Walter Beauchamp, aged 25 years and more, is one daughter and heir, and John Benton son of Joan the other daughter, aged 5 years and more, is the other heir.
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938 ELIZABETH WIFE OF JOHN DE FENWYK, KNIGHT
Commission to Thomas Gray of Wark, knight, William Whitchestre, knight, and Sampson Hardyng. 12 Feb. 1412 [CPR 1408–13, p.372].
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition before the commissioners. Bamburgh. 31 March.
She held in her demesne as of fee:
Lowick, a third part of half the manor, of the king in chief as a sixth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 4 marks.
Ingram, a third part of the manor, of Gilbert Umfravyle by knight service, annual value 4 marks.
Heathpool, a third part of the vill, of the barony of Muschamp of the king in chief, annual value nil these days owing to destruction by the Scots.
Bowsdon, 1 husbandland.
She held in dower of the inheritance of Henry son and heir of Alan de Fenwyk, son of John and herself:
Fenwick and East Matfen, a third part of the manors, of Robert Lisle, knight, in socage, annual value £4.
Cambo, a third part of the manor, of Robert Raines in socage, annual value 40s.
Catcherside, a third part of the manor, of John the king’s son of the barony of Prudhoe in socage, annual value 20s.
Fowberry, a third part of a sixth part of the demesne lands and a third part of 2 husbandlands, and a third of a third part of the demesne lands in Coldmartin and a third part of 2 husbandlands there, of William Folbery by knight service, annual value 5s.
Long Witton, a third part of 26s.8d. rent from the lands of John de Wotton and a third part of 2 husbandlands there, of Roger Thornton by knight service, annual value 40d.
Green Leighton, a third part of 2 husbandlands, of Robert Clifford by knight service, annual value nil owing to destruction by the Scots.
Coldstrother, a third part of 1 1/2 husbandlands, of John Midilton, knight, by knight service, annual value 2s.
Black Heddon, a third part of a carucate, of the heir of John de Felton, knight, in socage, annual value 6s.8d.
Molesden, a third part of 1 husbandland, of the castle of Mitford in socage, annual value 2s.
Heugh, a third part of 2 cottages, of Thomas Swynburn, annual value 12d.
She held the manor of Hartington with the vill of West Hartington for life of Robert Clifford by knight service, with reversion to the right heirs of John de Fenwyk, annual value 10 marks.
She died on 24 June 1410. Henry son and heir of Alan son of John and herself is next heir, aged 7 years and more.
Since her death John Lord Darcy has held the premises in Heathpool, Thomas Talbot, knight, those in Fenwick, East Matfen, Cambo, Catcherside, Fowberry, Coldmartin, Black Heddon, Coldstrother, Molesdon and Heugh, Robert de Umfravile those in Ingram, and Robert Clifford the manor of Hartington and the vill of West Hartington, title in all cases unknown.
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939 MARGARET WIFE OF HENRY LONDON
Writ 11 June 1412.
KENT. Inquisition. Canterbury. 23 July.
She held a rent of 100s., being a sixth part of £30 from the farm of the city of Canterbury by the bailiffs, a sixth part of £10 at Easter and a sixth part of £20 at Michaelmas. Edward III by letters patent of 1355 [CPR 1354–8, p.326] shown to the jurors granted the £30 to William son of John Cundy uncle of Margaret, daughter and one heir of Constance sister and heir of William. Joan wife of Thomas Mayhew daughter of Constance took one sixth, Agnes wife of John Isaak daughter of Margaret another sister, and Thomas Whetynden son of Alice third sister of William taking the remainder.
She also held in her demesne as of fee 24 a. arable and 4 a. marsh in Ash of the archbishop of Canterbury in gavelkind, service unknown, annual value 40s.
Margaret married Robert Fygge by whom she had a son Robert. Robert senior died and she married Henry London and they had issue John and Henry. The 100s. rent belongs to Henry London for life by the courtesy of England.
She died on 22 May last. Robert, John and Henry are her heirs, aged 14, 5 and 3 years and more.
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940 JOHN PAGHAM
Writ 24 Nov. 1411.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Basingstoke. 27 Nov.
He held in his demesne as of fee in chief of Richard II:
Drayton, the manor, rendering 6s.8d. at Michaelmas to the constable of Porchester castle and finding a hobbler for 15 days for the safe keeping of the castle in time of war at his own costs, annual value 18 marks.
Bere by Southwick, 1 messuage and 1 carucate with meadow, pasture and wood, rendering 7s.4d. at Michaelmas to the constable as above, annual value 100s.
Pury, the manor, service unknown, annual value 12 marks.
He died on 28 Sept. 1399 without heirs of his body, a minor in the king’s ward because John his father had held all the premises of the king in chief. William his brother and next heir was under age in 1399 but is now aged 21 years and more. William Makney has held by the grant of John Golofre, knight, or his executors, he having been granted custody by letters patent of Richard II [CPR 1388–92, p.249] until the full age of the heir.
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941 WILLIAM DE LA BARRE
Writ 24 May 1411.
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford. 15 Sept.
He held of the king in chief:
Lower Bullingham, Clehonger and the suburbs of Hereford, 1 messuage, 45 a. arable, 1 a. meadow and 40s. rent, as an eighth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 4s.
Rotherwas, 2 parcels of meadow beyond, called ‘les Pokes’ within the liberty of Hereford, annual value 6d., and 2 burgages by a rent of 12d., one next the church of All Saints formerly held by Thomas Holl, butcher, and the other held by Thomas Bolt, butcher, at the end of the Broad Way, annual value 12d., all in free burgage.
He died on 15 Jan. 1363. Isabel Bodenham daughter of Walter his brother is next heir, aged 40 years and more.
Philip Ewyas and Agnes his wife have held the 2 burgages and taken the profits. Edmund Fitzjohn and Agnes his wife, widow of William, held the rest for 4 years after his death. Since then Agnes has held all except the 2 burgages, titles unknown.
942
Writ, plura and plenius certiorari. 16 Nov. 1411.
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford. 19 Nov. 1412.
He held 1 messuage, 45 a. arable, 1 a. meadow and 40s. rent in Lower Bullingham, Clehonger and the suburbs of Hereford in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as an eighth part of a knight’s fee. By charter he enfeoffed Master Richard de la Barre, clerk, John Rede, chaplain, and Roger de la Halle and their heirs and assigns. So they held them and at their will and licence he held them all his life. That and no other was his title. After his death the feoffees granted them to Agnes his widow for life, with remainder to Thomas, brother of William, his heirs and assigns. So she held and after her death Thomas de la Barre, knight, son of Thomas, as heir of William.
He held 1 tenement in Bewell Street in Hereford of the bishop of Hereford in free burgage, service unknown, annual value 10s. By the custom of this tenure of the bishop it should descend to the younger brother. William died without heirs of his body and by this custom Thomas is heir, although they had an elder brother Walter, whose issue still survives. Thomas is aged 40 years and more.
What estate William had in 2 parcels called ‘les Pokkes’ beyond Rotherwas and in 2 burgages in the liberty of Hereford, and of whom they are held is unknown.
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943 AGNES WIDOW OF WILLIAM DE LA BARRE
Writ 27 Nov. 1411.
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford. 15 Oct. 1412.
In Lower Bullingham and Clehonger she held for life 1 messuage, 45 a. arable, 2 a. meadow and 40s. rent, payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, of the king in chief as an eighth part of a knight’s fee by the enfeoffment of Master Richard de la Barre, John Rede, chaplain, and Roger Halle, with remainder to Thomas de la Barre, knight, son of Thomas, annual value 6s.8d.
She held the manor of Hillhampton for life with reversion to Thomas by the grant of Philip Kylfodys, rector of Llanwarne, and Philip de Davyeston, vicar of Holme Lacy, of the dean and chapter of Hereford, service unknown, annual value 30s.
Also for life she held various tenements in Saddler Street, Hereford, of the king in chief in free burgage by the legacy of the will of William her husband with reversion to Thomas, annual value 5s.
She died on 14 May 1411. Thomas is aged 40 years and more. George de Holampton is her son and heir, aged 26 years and more.
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944 ELIZABETH WIFE OF JOHN DAUNTESEY, KNIGHT
Writ 23 Sept. 1411.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Hitchin. 6 Oct.
She held a third part of the manor of Minsden in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 4 1/2 marks.
She died on 25 July 1395. Walter Dauntesey, son of John and herself, is heir, aged 21 years and more.
John held it by the courtesy of England from her death until 2 Feb. 1405 when he died. Since then John Cokayn has held and taken the profits by letters patent [CFR 1399–1405, p.296].
945
Writ 23 Sept. 1411.
LONDON. Inquisition. 10 Oct.
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in free burgage:
St. Michael le Querne and St. Faith in Paternoster Row parishes, 1 messuage, annual value 20s.
St. Michael le Querne, 1 messuage, annual value 20s.
St. Alban Wood Street, 2 shops with solars, annual value 20s., and half a messuage and 6 shops, annual value 40s.
Date of death and heir as above. John held them by the courtesy of England until he died. Since then Thomas de la Croys and Peter Walbeare have held and taken the profits by letters patent [CPR 1405–8, pp.88, 114, 232, 305].
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946 JOHN SON OF JOHN WROTH, KNIGHT
Writ 20 Sept. 1412.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Andover. 26 Sept.
Owing to the death of John Wroth and the minority of John his son the manor of Brookley next Lymington came into the king’s hands and by the death of the son it so remains. It is held of the king in chief of the manor of Lyndhurst by a rent of 30s.6d., annual value 40s.
John the son died on 24 Aug. last. Elizabeth his sister, wife of William Palton, knight, is his next heir, aged 22 years and more.
No lands came into the king’s hands owing to the idiocy of John Welyngton.
947
Writ 28 Aug. 1412.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Launceston. 13 Sept.
No lands came into the king’s hands owing to the death of John Wroth, knight.
948
Writ 28 Aug. 1412.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 10 Sept.
Owing to the idiocy of John Welyngton and the minority of John son of John Wroth, knight, the following were taken into the king’s hands and so remain:
Huntshaw, the manor and advowson, held of Richard Courtenay, clerk, of the manor of Bradninch by a rent of 1 sparrowhawk or 2s., annual value £13.
Umberleigh, the manor, with the advowsons of Atherington and High Bickington and the advowson of the free chapel of the manor, of Lord le Despenser by knight service, annual value £11 8s.
Riddlecombe, the manor, of the same, annual value 105s.
Uplowman, the manor and advowson, of the same, annual value £11 3s.6d.
Gittisham, the manor and advowson, of the same, annual value £12 6s.8d.
Stoke Rivers, the manor and advowson, of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, by knight service, annual value £9.
Beaford, the manor and advowson of the chantry, of the same by knight service, annual value £9 4s.
Langley, the manor, with the bailiwick of the hundred of West Budleigh, of the same by knight service, annual value 58s.
Wonford, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of the heirs of Brian de Cornewale, knight, by a rent of 1d., annual value 10s.
Date of death and heir as above.
949
Writ 28 Aug. 1412.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Hambrook. 16 Sept.
Owing to the minority of John son of John Wroth, knight, the following came into the hands of Richard II and remain in the present king’s hands:
Frampton Cotterell, the manor and advowson, held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £27.
Weston Birt, the manor, of Lord le Despenser by knight service, annual value £10.
Sandhurst, the manor, of the abbot of St. Peter’s, Gloucester, by knight service, annual value £10.
Moorslade, the manor, of the same abbot by knight service, annual value 10s.
Ablington, the manor, of the abbot of Cirencester by knight service, annual value 100s.
Coverdine, 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 12 a. meadow, of the same abbot, annual value 40s.
Date of death and heir as above.
950
Writ 28 Aug. 1412.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Enfield. 24 Sept.
The manor of Enfield called ‘Wrothesplace’ came into the king’s hands by the death of John Wroth, knight, and so remains owing to the minority of the heir. There are 1 capital messuage, annual value nil; 175 1/2 a. arable at 2d., 29s.3d.; 70 a. meadow at 20d., 116s.8d.; 20 a. pasture at 8d., 13s.4d.; 18 a. wood in Enfield and Edmonton, nil; assize rents of £16 9d., payable at the 4 principal terms by equal parts; and pleas and perquisites of court, nil beyond the fees and expenses of the steward. Certain parts are held of the king in chief as an eighth part of a quarter of a knight’s fee, other parts of the countess of Hereford by a rent of 16d., and of Adam Fraunceys, knight, service unknown.
Nothing came into the king’s hands owing to the death of John Welyngton.
Date of death and heir as above.
951
Writ 28 Aug. 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Wells. 16 Sept.
Owing to the idiocy of John Welyngton and the minority of John son of John Wroth the following came into, and remain, in the king’s hands:
Wick, the manor, held of the bishop of Bath of the manor of Westbury by knight service, annual value £20.
Hockham, the manor, of Humphrey Stafford, junior, of his manor of Ninehead Flory, annual value £6 6s.8d.
Widcombe, Brompton Ralph and Elworthy, the manors, with the advowson of Widcombe, of Hugh Luterell, knight, of his manor of Dunster by knight service, annual values £10, 10 marks and £4.
Date of death and heir as above.
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