Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 952-999

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 952-999

952 ROBERT HUGGEFORD
Writ 22 May 1411.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester. 3 Feb. 1412.
He held the manor of Wyre Piddle and Little Comberton for life by the grant of Thomas de Bello Campo, late earl of Warwick, father of Richard the present earl, rendering £6 by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, with reversion to the earl.
By his deed dated at Warwick on 1 Oct. 1403 he granted the manor to John Shipston to hold for his, Robert’s, life. Afterwards on 10 Oct. Richard de Bello Campo, by letters patent dated at Warwick castle, confirmed the grant to John Shipston for his life and 1 year more. The grants were shown to the jurors. So John now holds of the abbot of Westminster, service unknown; annual value nil beyond the reserved fee farm.
He died on 12 May last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 20 years and more.
C 137/86, no.26
953 WILLIAM PEYTO
Writ 24 Jan. 1411.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Burton Dassett. 13 Nov.
He held the manor of Wolfhampcote of Lord Ferrers of Groby by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 10 marks.
He died on 5 March 1407. William his son and heir is aged 14 years and more. The king by letters patent [CPR 1408–13, p.42] sold to John Knighteley, junior, the custody of the lands until the heir reached full age with his marriage. John still holds and takes the profits.
954
Writ 24 Jan. 1411.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Stafford. 18 June.
He held of the king in chief by knight service the following rents from lands and tenements in Great Wyrley: from John Swynton 16d., John Salway 3d., Richard Donstall 12s.4d., Thomas Symond 14d., William Kylwerth 14d., William Mulward 16d., Edmund Wyot 1/2d., William Reynold 2d., Elizabeth formerly the wife of Thomas Hexstall 9s.10d., John Heyneson 2s.6d., Richard son of Nicholas Robynson 3s.4d., Richard Knyghtley 6s., Richard Wyscestre 2s.5d., Hugh Yoxhale 12d., William Chorley 1d., Edmund Stafford, bishop of Exeter, 2d., Thomas in the Putte 12d., Nicholas Ruggeley 2s., John Cokes 4s., and Thomas Broun 7s.9d.
Date of death, heir, aged 13 years and more, and grant of custody as above.
C 137/86, no.27
E 152/439; 445
955 ROGER LEWKENORE
Commission to John Halle, senior, John Wallere, Robert Wrytele, Adam Iwode and Thomas Preston [CPR 1408–13, p.430]. 12 July 1412.
SUSSEX. Inquisition before Halle, Wallere, Wrytele and Ywode. Alfriston. 5 Nov.
He formerly held the manors of Horsted Keynes, Itford, Selmeston and Broadhurst and 33s. rent in Alchin in his demesne as of fee. Itford and Selmeston are member of Horsted Keynes. By his charter dated 20 Nov. 1393 he enfeoffed William Fitzrichard, clerk, John Lewkenore and Nicholas Mymmes, now deceased, and their heirs and assigns on condition that they should take the profits and rents during the minority of Thomas son and heir of Roger and enfoeoff him when he reached full age. John Lewkenore released his rights to William Fitzrichard and Nicholas Mymmes. Afterwards Roger made a new feoffment to William Fitzrichard, clerk, Nicholas Mymmes, Thomas Joper and John Break and their heirs with the intention that he should have all the profits during his life, and that after his death the feoffees should have the profits during the minority in order to marry his daughters and pay his debts, and then enfeoff Thomas his son when of full age.
Horsted Keynes, Itford and Selmeston are held of the king in chief, annual value £48 7s., Broadhurst of Richard Wakhurst, service unknown, annual value 40s., and the rents in Alchin of the king in chief of the honour of the Eagle.
He died on 10 Nov. 1400. Thomas his son and heir is aged 19 years and more. Thomas Joper and Nicholas Mymmes have held and taken the profits.
C 137/86, no.28
956 ADAM DE CLYFTON, KNIGHT
Writ 8 Dec. 1411.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. King’s Lynn. 19 Dec.
He held:
Freebridge, the hundred, to himself and his heirs male by the grant of John de Merle and Henry Breton made with licence of Edward III [CPR 1361–4, p.498]. It is held of the king in chief by 6s.8d. in blanch farm at the castle of Norwich, annual value £20.
Denver, the manor called East Hall with half the advowson of St. Mary’s church there, jointly with Margery his wife, who is still living, by the grant of the same to them and the heirs of their bodies. The manor is held of the earl of Arundel of the manor of Castle Acre. He also held jointly 1 messuage and 40 a. arable in Denver and Ryston, parcel of the manor, by the grant of Nicholas Spaldyng, of Thomas Beauford, knight, of his manor of Stow Bardolph by a rent of 1 sparrowhawk, price 4s., annual value £10.
Bilney and North Tuddenham, a rent of £26 13s.4d. from the manors, payable at Easter and Michaelmas by equal parts, jointly with Margery for the term of her life by the grant of the prior and convent of Pentney.
Grimston and Gayton, 100s. rent from 1 messuage and 100 a., also jointly with Margery by the grant of John Bosan made to her long before her marriage.
He died on 27 Nov. last. Robert his son and heir is aged 26 years and more.
C 137/86, no.29
957 MARGARET WIDOW OF JOHN DE SANCTO LAUDO, KNIGHT
Writ 8 Jan. 1412.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Devizes. 28 Jan.
She held the manor of Little Cheverell with the advowsons of the church and chantry for life by the grant of Master Edmund Seintlo, clerk, and John Lupyate to her, then the wife of Peter Courteney, knight, by charter shown to the jurors, with remainder to the right heirs of Alexander son of John de Sancto Laudo. It is held of the earl of Salisbury by knight service, annual value £9. Alexander died during her lifetime. William Botreaux is his kinsman and heir, being the son of Elizabeth his sister.
Long before her death she gave lands and tenements which she held in fee in Ogbourne Maizey to Richard Duffeld and Alice his wife to hold for the term of their lives without rendering anything. They still hold with reversion to her. They are held of the duke of York, service unknown, annual value 20s.
She died on 5 Jan. last. William Lord Botreaux, son of Elizabeth her daughter, is her heir, aged 22 years and more.
958
Writ … [torn].
DORSET. Inquisition. Shaftesbury. 21 Jan. 1412.
She held the manor of Maiden Newton with 3 messuages in Throop, 5 in Notton and 9 in Crockway jointly with John her late husband by the grant of John de Clyvedon, knight, Nicholas de Aylesbury, chaplain, and John Huldebrond to them and the heirs male of their bodies. Maiden Newton is held of Maud Lovell of the manor of Sutton Waldron, service unknown, annual value £10, the messuages of John Lysle of his manor of Newton Lisle by a rent of 1d., annual value 100s.
John de Sancto Laudo was twice married. By his first wife, Alice daughter of Walter Paulegh of Brook, knight, he had two daughters, Ela and Joan. Ela is married to Richard Saymour, knight, and had issue Richard Seymour, knight, now deceased. He left a daughter Alice, now in the king’s ward, aged 3 years. Joan was married to John de Chydyok, knight, and had issue John, now aged 26 years and more. Both his parents are dead.
By his second wife John de Sancto Laudo had a daughter Elizabeth who married William Lord Botreaux and had a son William, who is still living.
John de Sancto Laudo died without heirs male by Margaret. Alice daughter of Richard, John son of John Chydyok and William Lord Botreaux are his heirs.
Date of death and heir of Margaret, of full age, as above.
959
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to the remainder of the above-mentioned premises. 17 Feb. 1412.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester. 21 Nov.
John de Clyvedon, knight, Nicholas de Aylesbury, chaplain, and John Hyldebrond held the manor of Maiden Newton, 3 messuages in Throop, 5 in Notton and 9 in Crockway in their demesne as of fee, and granted them to John de Sancto Laudo and Margaret, the heirs male of their bodies and his right heirs.
He was twice married … [as above].
Alice, John and William are the right heirs to whom the premises should descend.
960
Writ 8 Jan. 1412.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Frome. 19 Jan.
She held the manors of Aller, Yeovilton, Cricket Thomas, Shipham, Cheddar and Leigh, 26s.8d. rent in Wells, and the advowsons of Aller, Cricket Thomas and Shipham and of the chantry of Aller by the grant of Robert son of Robert Hull, Richard Virgo, William Buttes, clerk, James Taunton and William Wyrcestre to her and Peter Courteney, knight, her second husband, now deceased, for their lives by a fine of 1391 [CP 25(1)/201/31, no.20], shown to the jurors, with remainder to William Botreaux son of Elizabeth daughter of John and Margaret, and the heirs of the body of William.
Aller with the advowsons is held of Thomas Broke, knight, service unknown, annual value £100; Yeovilton of the heir of John Wyke of Nynehead, service unknown, annual value 40s.; Cricket Thomas with the advowson of the heir of Lord Seymour, in the king’s ward, of the manor of Castle Cary by suit of court there twice yearly, annual value £7; Shipham with the advowson of John Typtot, knight, of the manor of Curry Mallet, service unknown, annual value 60s.; Cheddar and Leigh of the bishop of Bath and Wells, service unknown, annual value 60s.; and the rent in Wells of the bishop in burgage.
She also held the manors of Publow and Newton St. Loe with the advowson of Newton St. Loe, lands and tenements in East Chelwood and Stockwood, and rents and reversions in Stockwood by the grant of Master Edmund de Sancto Laudo, clerk, and Nicholas Saltcok, parson of Newton St. Loe, by charter shown to the jurors, to hold to her for life with remainder to Alexander son of John de Sancto Laudo and his heirs. Publow and Newton St. Loe with the advowson are held of the heir of Lord le Despenser, a minor in the king’s ward, by suit of court at the honour of Gloucester once yearly, annual value £30; East Chelwood of Richard Cockes, lord of that place, in socage, annual value 20s.; and Stockwood of the abbot of Keynsham by a rent of one unmewed sparrowhawk, annual value 20s.
Alexander survived his father and died under age without heirs of his body. William Botreaux son of Elizabeth, sister of Alexander, is his next heir, aged 22 years and more.
Date of death as above.
C 137/86, no.30
E 149/98, no.12
E 152/446, no.2
961 ISABEL STANSHAWE
Writ 29 Jan. 1412.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Chipping Sodbury. 29 March.
She held nothing in Gloucestershire because in her widowhood, by charter dated 8 April 1407, she gave to her son Robert Stanshawe the manor of Stanshawe with all her lands, tenements, rents and services in Chipping Sodbury, Old Sodbury and Yate to hold to him and his heirs with reversion to herself and her heirs. He has held and taken the profits, Stanshawe of John Brounyng of the manor of Haresfield by a rent of 20s., annual value 40s.
To Nicholas Stanshawe her other son she gave by an indenture of 5 April 1407 the manor of Kingrove with rents and reversions to hold to him and the heirs of his body with remainder to Robert and reversion to her and her heirs. Nicholas holds of Richard Lord le Despenser by a rent of 30s., annual value 60s.
She died on 8 Jan. last. John son of Thomas Stanshawe, her son, is her next heir, aged 12 years and more.
C 137/86, no.31
E 152/444, no.1
962 WILLIAM LANGFORD, KNIGHT
Writ 13 Sept. 1411.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Ware. 22 Oct.
After the death of Anne his wife he held a third part of the manor of Minsden for life by the courtesy of England. The manor is held of the king in chief by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value of the third part 50s. Similarly he held 1 messuage in Hitchin of Edward duke of York, service unknown, annual value 10s.
He died on 31 Aug. last. Robert his son and heir is aged 22 years and more.
963
Writ 13 Sept. 1411.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Andover. 4 Oct.
Long before his death he held the manor and advowson of Chale and granted them by charter on 24 April 1398 to William atte Wode, Robert Claveryng, rector of Bradfield, Thomas Delle, rector of Chale, and William Stokes and their heirs and assigns. William atte Wode, Robert and Thomas are dead. William Stokes survives, holding the manor and advowson of Edward duke of York of the castle of Carisbrooke, service unknown, annual value 100s.
Date of death and heir as above.
964
Writ 13 Sept. 1411.
DEVON. Inquisition. Cullompton. 9 Nov.
Long before his death, by charter dated 17 June 1400 and shown to the jurors, he granted to Robert Graveryng, clerk, William Holte, Reynold Scheffeld and William Stokes and their heirs and assigns the manors of Kigbeare, Melbury and Torr with the glebe and advowson of the church of Monk Okehampton, the rents and services of John Thorn for his holdings in Bradworthy, and the rents and services of William Grilleston and Elizabeth his wife from the manor of Langford, which they held of him for their lives with reversion to him. Robert Graveryng is dead. William Grilleston and the others are still living.
The manors of Kigbeare and Langford with the glebe and advowson of Monk Okehampton are held of Edward earl of Devon of his castle of Okehampton by knight service, annual values 100s., £10 and 10s.; Melbury of Thomas Perde by knight service, annual value 40s.; and Torre of Ivo Fitzwaryn by knight service, annual value 53s.4d.
Date of death and heir as above.
965
Writ 13 Sept. 1411.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wantage. 5 Oct.
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 1 carucate called la Beche in Aldworth of the abbot of Dorchester by a rent of 10s., annual value 10s.
Similarly he held the manor and advowson of Bradfield, annual value 20 marks, and 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 12 a. meadow, 20 a. wood and £4 rent in Basildon of the king in chief as 1 knight’s fee. Long before his death in virtue of letters patent of 29 July 1411 [CPR 1408–12, p.302] he gave these premises by charter, dated 14 Aug. 1411 and shown to the jurors, to Lawrence Dreu, Reynold Sheffeld, senior, Robert Clerk, parson of Bradfield, Adam Hacche and John Cryshull of Aldworth to hold to them and their heirs and assigns. They still hold them.
He held for life the manors of Bothampstead, Ashden and Binfield and 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Compton with remainder to Robert his son and heir and Elizabeth, Robert’s wife, and the heirs of their bodies. Bothampstead and Ashdown are held of the duchy of Lancaster of the honour of Tutbury, service unknown, annual value 60s.; the messuage and carucate in Compton of the same duchy of the honour of Leicester, service unknown, annual value 50s.; and Binfield of Humphrey the king’s son, service unknown, annual value 5 marks.
Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/86, no.32
E 149/97, no.12
966 JOAN WIDOW OF THOMAS HUNGERFORD, KNIGHT
Writ 26 March 1412.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Trowbridge. 4 April.
She held the manor and advowson of Teffont Evias in her demesne as of fee of the earl of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 100s.
In fee tail she held the manor of Heytesbury Eastcourt and 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 6 a. meadow and 6 a. wood in Woolley and ‘la Sloo’ by the grant of Robert Cherleton and John Wykyng to Thomas and herself, Ralph bishop of Salisbury, John Leye and John Panes and their heirs male by a fine [CP 25(1)/256/55, no.3]. They had issue Walter Hungerford, knight, who is still living. The bishop, John Leye and John Panes as well as Thomas died during her lifetime. So she held the premises and they should descend to Walter. Heytesbury Eastcourt is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 10 marks; Woolley and ‘la Sloo’ of the abbess of Shaftesbury, service unknown, annual value 40s.
Also in fee tail she held the manor of Heytesbury by the grant of Elizabeth widow of Edward le Despenser, knight, to Thomas and herself, the bishop of Salisbury, John de la Mare, knight, Peter de Barton, clerk. John Lye, John Panes of Wick, and their heirs male by another fine [CP 25(1)/256/54, no.34]. The bishop, John de la Mare, Peter Barton, John Lye and John Panes died during her lifetime. So she held the manor and it should descend to Walter. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10.
She held in dower 100s. rent in Allington, Cholderton and Broughton Gifford, not of the king. It was assigned to her in dower by Thomas and alienated by him. The rent is terminated by her death.
She died on 21 March last. Walter her son and heir is aged 33 years and more.
967
Writ 26 March 1412.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Norton St. Philip. 5 April.
She held the manor of Holbrook in her demesne as of fee of Lord Ferrers of Chartley, service unknown, annual value 6 marks.
In fee tail she held the manors of Wellow and Farleigh Hungerford, 4 a. arable in Tellisford and 1 carucate in Twinney by the grant of Robert Charleton and John Wykyng [as above]. They are held of Lord le Despenser, a minor in the king’s ward, by knight service; annual values, Wellow £10, Farleigh Hungerford 10 marks, 4 a. in Tellisford 12d., and the carucate in Twinney 10s.
In dower of free tenure from John de Whyton, her first husband, she held a third part of the manor of Bossington by the assignment of Elizabeth wife of Thomas Pauncefot and Margaret wife of Henry Sydenham, daughters of John. The manor is held of Lord Harington, service unknown, annual value of the third part 100s.
Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/87, no.33
E 149/98, no.14
968 ELIZABETH WIDOW OF THOMAS DE LA POLE, KNIGHT
Writ 28 Jan. 1412.
LONDON. Inquisition. 11 Feb.
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in free burgage, as all London is held:
St. Mary Magdalen Milk Street parish, half of 4 shops with cellars and solars, annual value 40s., half of 40s. quitrent from a tenement of John Eynesham and half of two shops with solars, annual value 13s.4d.
St. Mary Woolchurch parish, half of 3 shops with solars, annual value 26s.8d.
Suburbs, half a tenement called ‘le Keyes’ outside Bishopsgate, annual value 13s.4d.
She died on 16 Dec. last. Elizabeth wife of John Kyngeston, knight, one daughter, Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Calston and Joan his wife, second daughter, and Sibyl the third daughter are her heirs, aged 24, 13 and 10 years and more.
969
Writ 11 June 1412.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Ampthill. 27 June.
She held in her demesne as of fee 30 a. arable in Luton, annual value 6s., 5 a. meadow in Chalton, annual value 5s., and 4 a. meadow in Flitwick, annual value 4s., not of the king but of whom and by what services is unknown.
Date of death and heirs, aged 32 years and more, 11 on 8 Dec. last, and 8 on 1 Aug., as above.
970
Writ 27 Jan. 1412.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. St. Albans. 6 Feb.
She held the manor of Putteridge Bury for life of the manor of Westbury in Offley, service unknown, annual value 60s., and the manor of Hockwell, of whom and by what service also unknown, annual value 4 marks, with reversion of both to the heirs of Thomas Chelrey, her former husband.
Date of death as above. Elizabeth wife of John Kyngeston, knight, one daughter of Thomas Chelrey and herself, aged 34 years and more, Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Calston and Joan, their second daughter, 13 1/2 years, and Sybil their third daughter, 10 years and more, are her heirs.
971
Writ 19 Dec. 1411.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wantage. 30 Jan. 1412.
She held for life with reversion to the heirs of Thomas Chelrey, her former husband:
Upton Moels, the manor, of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s.
Childrey, the manor called Frethornes with the advowson of Childrey and of the chantry of St. Mary there, and 30s.8d. rent, of Lord Botreaux by knight service, amount unknown; 1 messuage, 2 1/2 virgates and 1/2 a. meadow called ‘Dephames’, of Lord Maltravers in socage by a rent of 5s.; and 1 toft, 1 carucate and 1 hide of meadow, once held by Henry Chelrey, of the lord of Rampayns in socage by fealty; annual value altogether, beyond £6 rent to the warden of the chantry, 20 marks, the church £20, the chantry 10 marks.
Sparsholt, 11 1/2 a. arable, 1 1/2 a. meadow and 33s.4d. rent in Westcot from lands and tenements called ‘Prisomes’, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England in socage by a rent of 8s., annual value 6s.8d.
Letcombe Bassett, 3 messuages, 6 virgates, 6 virgates of meadow and 12d. rent with the advowson, of William de la Pole in socage, service unknown, annual value 40s. and the church £10.
West Challow, 4 messuages, 4 virgates and 4 virgates of meadow, of Robert de la Mare in socage by a rent of 13s.4d., annual value 40s.
Charlton, 2 a. arable and 14d. rent, of the lord of Seyntmanaffe, service unknown, annual value 20d.
Buscot, the manor, of the lord of Wellington of the manor of Stallpits in socage by 40s. rent, annual value £10.
East Hagbourne, 4 a. meadow, of the lord of la Beche, service unknown, and 2 a. in Letcombe Regis of Simon Philbrygge, service unknown, annual value 2s.4d.
In fee tail by a grant to her and Thomas Chelrey and the heirs of their bodies she held 3 messuages, 100 a. arable, 11 a. meadow and 26s.2 1/2d. rent in West Hagbourne of the heirs of Richard Wyndesore, service unknown, annual value 100s.
Date of death and heirs as above [no.970].
C 137/87, no.34
E 149/98, no.1
972 ROGER DE SAPURTON
Writ 20 Feb. 1412.
LONDON. Inquisition. St. Bride’s church. 23 Feb.
He once held a messuage and garden in the king’s close of Fleet in the suburbs, the office of keeper of all prisoners in the king’s prisons and a rent of £6 14s.5d. from various lands and tenements in the city and suburbs in his demesne as of fee of Richard II in grand serjeanty, keeping the prisons and prisoners and taking 6d. for each day from the sheriffs and 2s.4d. from each man committed to prison for his fee. By his charter dated at London on 30 June 1380 and licensed by letters patent [CPR 1377–81, p.524] he granted all these holdings to Richard de Ravenser, John de Hermesthorp and William de Sleford, clerks, Robert Martell, John de Herlyngton and John Slory, junior. So they held.
Richard de Ravenser died. Then Robert Martell and John Slory released their rights to John de Hermesthorp, William de Sleford and John de Herlyngton by royal licence. Then these three granted all except the rent to Lawrence de Allerthorp, canon of St. Paul’s, Master William de Waltham, Thomas Haxey and George de Louthorp, canons of Salisbury, John Slory and Robert de Rodyngton to hold for the life of Roger with remainder to John, the eldest son of Roger, and Helen, John’s wife, daughter of Robert Agas of Waltham, and the heirs and assigns of John, and by their charter of 31 Aug. 1395 they also granted the rent of £6 14s.5d. to John de Sapurton and Helen his wife and the heirs and assigns of John, all in virtue of royal letters patent [CPR 1391–6, p.691].
Helen is dead. All should remain to John, annual value £20.
Roger died on 19 Feb. 1412. John his son and next heir is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/87, no.35
E 149/98, no.5
973 JOHN DARCY, KNIGHT
Writ 12 Dec. 1411.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle. 2 June 1412.
He held in his demesne as of fee to himself and the heirs of his body of the king in chief by knight service 2 parts of a great waste called the forest of Cheviot with the reversion of the third part held by Elizabeth, his father’s widow, annual value nil because wasted by the Scots, and the advowson of the hospital of St. Mary Magdalen of Wooler. They were granted to John Darcy his grandfather and Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of their bodies by Thomas de Swynford and John Charteray. After the deaths of John and Elizabeth they descended to Philip their son, and so to John his son. If John and Elizabeth should die without heirs the forest and advowson should remain to the king and his heirs.
He held no more because, by an indenture dated at Temple Hirst on 4 Oct. 1411 and shown to the jurors, as John Lord Darcy and Meinill he granted to Thomas Darcy of Seamer, Simon Hoton, Thomas Crathorn, John Tomson and John Ripon of Eston in Cleveland all his lands, tenements, rents and services in Hadston, Belford, Easington, Lowick and Wooler for 4 years from the preceding Michaelmas, they rendering 20 marks yearly to him John Darcy. They held; by a charter dated at Hirst on 11 Oct. 1411 John Darcy released the premises to them and to John Tomson of Tanton and Thomas Crathorn of Crathorne and their heirs and assigns with the intention that they should enfeoff Philip son of John and Eleanor, Philip’s wife, daughter of Henry Lord Fitzhugh, and the heirs of their bodies.
He died on 9 Dec. last. Philip his son and heir is aged 14 years and more. All the premises, which are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks, were taken into the king’s hands because Thomas Darcy and the others were enfeoffed without licence.
974
Writ 28 Feb. 1412.
CALAIS. Inquisition. 3 July.
He held 2 tenements in the street leading from the market place to the castle of the king in chief by the service of providing 2 watchmen for the safeguarding of the castle, annual value beyond that 6 marks.
Date of death and heir, aged 13 years and more, as above.
975
Writ 12 Dec. 1411.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. East Retford. 16 July 1412.
He held the manor of Kirkby in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10, and similarly, service unknown, 1 messuage in East Retford, annual value 40d.
Elizabeth widow of Philip Darcy, knight, holds the advowson of Kirkby in dower of the inheritance of John, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value nil.
Jointly with Margaret his wife, by the grant of Philip Lord Darcy and Meinill to them and the heirs male of their bodies, he held the manor of Sturton le Steeple of Joan Lady Beauchamp by knight service, annual value £8.
Date of death and heir as above [no.973].
976
Writ 12 Dec. 1411.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Torksey. 1 Aug. 1412.
He held in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief to himself and his heirs male half the manor of Torksey and half the advowson except 4 marks 8s.6d. rent from that half for rents called ‘Twopound’, ‘Toftmole’ and ‘Landmole’, with the advowson of the priory of Torksey, with the reversion of the other half and of the rent which Elizabeth widow of Philip holds in dower. It is held as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value of his part 4 marks.
He also held in his demesne as of fee a wood called ‘Hornbywode’ in Gainsborough of the prior of Thornholm, service unknown, annual value nil beyond the fee of the forester, and 1 messuage, 7 bovates and a quarter of the passage of the river Trent in Gate Burton of John Phelyp of his manor of Lea, service unknown, annual value 10s.
He held the reversion of the manor of Southorpe which Agnes widow of John Tourney holds for life by the grant of Philip his father. It is held of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 40s.
Date of death and heir as above [no.973].
977
Writ 22 Jan. 1412.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster. 6 July.
He held an annuity of £40 payable at the exchequer by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas as son and heir of Philip brother and heir of John, son and heir of John Darcy the son, to whom Edward III granted it [CPR 1340–43, p.283].
Date of death and heir as above [no.974].
978
Writ 12 Dec. 1411.
YORK. Inquisition. Yarm. 20 June 1412.
He held in his demesne in fee tail the manors of Temple Hirst and Temple Newsam, except the vills of Newsam, Halton, Colton, Skelton and Osmondthorpe, parcels of the manor of Temple Newsam, which Elizabeth his father’s widow holds in dower. The two manors were granted to John Darcy, knight, his grandfather, and the heirs male of his body by Edward III with reversion to the king and his heirs. They are held of the king by knight service; annual values, Temple Hirst £6 and Temple Newsam except the vills £10. [Cf. CIPM XIV, no.339, pp.333, 337].
He also held in his demesne in fee tail by the grant of Thomas de Swynford, knight, and John Chartera to John his grandfather and his wife Elizabeth, and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to the king and his heirs, the manors of Yarm, Aislaby in Whitby Strand and Aldwark, 10 1/4 knight’s fees in Yarm, Kildale, Normanby, Lazenby, Nunthorpe, Ayresome, Ormesby, Upsall, Crathorne, Acklam, Linthorpe, Thornton, Marton, Tollesby, Roxby, Tanton, Linton upon Ouse, Aislaby, Picton, Seaton, Skelton, Tocketts, Great Broughton, Moorsholme, Marske, Stainsby, Hemlington, Coulby, Pinchinthorpe, Boulby, Kirklevington, Lackenby, Barnaby, Ingleby Barwick and Kilnwick, and half the advowson of the priory of Gisburn. Yarm is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £8; Aislaby of the heirs of Lucy Thwenge, service unknown, annual value 40d. because Philip Lord Darcy by charter dated 5 April 1399 granted a rent of £10 from the manor to Thomas his son, who still survives; Aldwark of the archbishop of Canterbury, service unknown, annual value £12; and the fees with the half advowson of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 5s.
He also held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Notton with a park and wood called Bushcliff, of the king of the honour of Pontefract, service unknown, annual value £8 because by a deed dated at Temple Hirst on 10 Dec. 1410 he granted Simon de Hoton a rent of 100s. from it; 1 messuage and 4 a. arable in Newby, of the archbishop of Canterbury, service unknown, annual value 2s.; 3 bovates in Hutton Rudby of the same, annual value 12s.; a close called ‘le Newhause’ and 2 1/2 a. meadow in Temple Hirst formerly of John Birkyn, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 8s.; lands in Upsall and Ormesby granted to him by John de Lofthouse by his deed dated at Gisburn on 15 April 1408 to him and his heirs and assigns on certain conditions for a rent of 46s.8d., held of Robert Conyers, knight, service unknown; and 8s. rent from a messuage and land in Temple Hirst which John Sotheron and Maud his wife hold for the term of their lives by his grant, of the king in chief by knight service.
By a charter dated at Knaith on 14 Jan. 1395 Philip, his father, granted to Robert de Wicliff, clerk, who survives, and John de Lincoln, clerk, John Markham, John Woderofe and Hugh Mitford, now deceased, his manors of Whorlton, Seamer, Greenhow, Eston, Hutton Rudby, Middleton and Boynton, to the use of himself for life, and to Elizabeth his wife for her dower after his death.
Date of death and heir as above [no.973].
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E 152/445, no.2
979 ELIZABETH WIDOW OF PHILIP DE DARCY
Writ 19 Aug. 1412.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Alnwick. 6 Sept.
She held in dower of the king in chief by knight service:
Hadston, a third part of the manor, annual value £4 12s.2d.
Cheviot, a third part of the great waste called the forest, annual value nil because wasted by the Scots.
Wooler, Heathpool, Belford, Easington, Heatherslaw and Lowick, a third part of half the manors, annual value of the third parts, 13s.4d., 13d., 13d., 60s., 40s., 73s.
She died on 11 Aug. Philip son of John her son is next heir, aged 15 years and more.
980
Writ 19 Aug. 1412.
DERBY. Inquisition. Eckington. 19 Sept.
She held the manor of Eckington and half the advowson of the church, of which John de Ingylby is rector, of the king in chief in dower of the inheritance of Philip Darcy, annual value £32.
Date of death and heir as above.
981
Writ 19 Aug. 1412.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Lincoln castle. 17 Sept.
She held for life the manor of Knaith with its members in Stow, Upton, Kexby, Gate Burton and Gainsborough with the advowsons of the priory of Heynings and of the church of Knaith by the grant of Robert Wyclyff, clerk, John Markham, John Wodroffe, and Hugh Mitford to Philip and herself, with reversion after her death to Philip, son of John son of Philip, a minor in the king’s ward. The manor except certain parcels in Upton, Kexby, Gate Burton and Gainsborough is held of the bishop of Lincoln of his manor of Stow, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. In Upton and Kexby 6 bovates, part of the manor, are held of the prioress of Heynings and Norman Oliver, service unknown, annual value 4 marks; in Gate Burton 3 bovates are held of John Phylip of the manor of Lea, service unknown, annual value 10s.; and in Gainsborough 1 messuage is held of Elizabeth widow of John Scrop, knight, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.
She held in dower half the manor of Torksey and 4 marks 8s.6d. rent there from rents and profits called ‘Twopond’, ‘Toftmole’ and ‘Landmole’, parcel of the other half of the manor, half the advowson of the priory of Torksey and the advowson of Southorpe, all with reversion to Philip son of John her son. Torksey is held of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value of her half 8 marks, the advowson of Southorpe of the duchy of Lancaster.
Date of death and heir as above.
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E 149/98, no.9
E 152/445, no.1
982 JOHN WADHAM, KNIGHT
Writ 12 Aug. 1412.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Westbury. 10 Sept.
Jointly with Joan his wife, who survives him, he held 22 marks rent from 2 parts of the manor of Sandhurst by Gloucester, which parts they held by the grant of William Beaumont for the term of their lives. By an indenture dated 10 April 1397 and shown to the jurors, they gave them to John Bysley, Emma his wife and their heirs and assigns for the same term, rendering 22 marks, with reversion after the deaths of John and Joan to Thomas son of William Beaumont. The 2 parts are held of the abbot of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 20 marks.
He died on 27 July last. William his son and heir is aged 21 years and more.
983
Writ 12 Aug. 1412.
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne. 6 Sept.
He held the manor of Haydon jointly with Joan his wife by the grant of Thomas Brokhampton, John Wake, clerk, and William Kyngeston to them and the heirs of his body by their charter shown to the jurors. It is held of the bishop of Salisbury by knight service, annual value £20.
Date of death and heir as above.
984
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Yeovil. 26 Aug. 1412.
Jointly with Joan his wife by the grant of Thomas Hertyscote and John Lopynford by a fine of 1397 made with royal licence [CP 25(1)/201/32, no.44; CPR 1396–9, p.150] he held to them and their heirs male with successive remainders to Robert his son, the heirs male of his body, and his own right heirs:
Hardington Mandeville, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks.
Merryfield, the manor, 3 parts of Thomas Beauchamp, knight, a half of the fourth part of the abbot of Athelney and the other half of the abbot of Muchelney, services unknown, annual value of the whole £20.
Upper and Lower Adber and Hummer, 1 messuage and 2 1/2 carucates, of Elizabeth countess of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 100s.
By the same fine he held half the manor of Chilton Cantelo for life with successive remainders to his sons William, John and Robert and the heirs male of the bodies of each in turn. The manor is held of John Roggers, service unknown, annual value of the half 100s.
He also held jointly with Joan his wife in fee tail:
White Lackington, 6 a. and half of 10 a. arable and 1 a. wood, by the grant of Robert Langebrok and Christine his wife by another fine [CP 25(1)/201/32, no.50], of Thomas Beauchamp, knight, service unknown, annual value 2s.
Ashford and Ilton, 1 messuage, 8 a. arable and 1/2 a. meadow, by the grant of Robert Langebrok and Christine his wife by another fine [not found], of the abbot of Athelney, service unknown, annual value 3s.4d.
White Lackington, 13 a. arable and 1 a. wood, by the grant of John Mocheldevere of Wick by Langport and Edith his wife by another fine [CP 25(1)/201/33, no.38], of Thomas Beauchamp, knight, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.
White Lackington, Clayhanger and Isle Abbots, 30 a. arable, 1/2 a. meadow and 2 a. wood, by the grant of John Moure by his deed to them and the heirs of John, of the same Thomas, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.
Yenston, Staundon and Bowden, 12 messuages, 300 a. arable, 40 a. meadow, 100 a. pasture and 21 a. wood, by the grant by charter of John Wake, chaplain, Thomas Brokhampton and William Kyngeston to them, and their heirs and assigns, of the earl of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 10 marks.
Date of death and heir as above.
985
Writ 12 Aug. 1412.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 30 Aug.
He held half the manor of Harberton in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service jointly with William Hankeford by the grant of Cecily Turbervyll by a fine made with the king’s licence [CP 25(1)/45/70 no.16; CPR 1388–92 p.255] to them and John Hille, now deceased, and his heirs, annual value 20s.
He held the manor of Silverton jointly with Joan his wife for their lives on condition that if she should marry again after his death it would remain to John his son and his heirs male, half by the grant of Bartholomew Pyle, John Talbot and Thomas Wyke, and the other half by the grant of John Talbot, Bartholomew Pyle and John Hille, clerk, of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value 20 marks.
He held for life 8 messuages, 3 carucates, 8 a. meadow, 200 a. pasture and 20 a. wood in Edgcumbe, Norton, ‘Tachethorne’, Wabble, ‘Knyhteslond’ and Shooleymoor by the grant of Bartholomew Pyle, Thomas Wyke and William Kyngeston to him with remainder to William his son, to hold until such time as the manor of Merryfield with lands and tenements in Somerset and Dorset should descend to him. If he inherited them before, or if he died before succeeding to them, they should descend to Thomas son of John and his heirs male. They are held of the dean and chapter of St. Peter’s, Exeter, service unknown, annual value 100s.
He also held jointly with Joan 2 messuages and 2 carucates in Dean and Littlecombe in the manor of Branscombe for the term of their lives by the grant of Thomas Bytelysgate with reversion to him and held of him, service unknown, annual value 40s.; and similarly half of 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 4 a. meadow in Salcombe Regis by the grant of John Morton and Agnes his wife to them and Thomas their son and his heirs male, of the same dean and chapter, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.
Also jointly with Joan for the term of their lives he held the manor of Lustleigh by the grant of William Burleston with remainder to John their son and his heirs male, of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value 100s.
He held for life 200 a. of hilly land called Kingsdon by the grant of William Bonvyll, knight, with reversion to Alice, widow of William, who survives, of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.; and 100 a. arable in Womberford by the grant of Clement Jew with reversion to William Jew, of John Dypham, service unknown, annual value 20s.
Jointly with Thomas his son he held 1 messuage and 100 a. arable in Rodsworthy, Veraby and Foxcroft, parcel of the manor of Rose Ash, by the grant of Thomas Nitheway, with the reversion of 1 messuage, 100 a. arable and 10 a. meadow which Robert Cawodelegh and Goodeth his wife hold for the term of their lives in Rodsworthy, to them and the heirs of Thomas, of the lord of Rose Ash, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.
Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/87, no.39
E 149/97, no.12
986 ROBERT LANGEDON AND AGNES HIS WIFE
Writ 3 Feb. 1412.
CALAIS. Inquisition. 20 July.
Robert Langton or Laundon and Agnes his wife held in their demesne as of fee in chief of Richard II: 5 tenements and 2 cottages in St. Mary’s parish next the road leading to the castle by a rent of £6 13s.4d. and the service of providing 2 watchmen for the defence of the town, annual value now 40s.; 5 cottages by a rent of 20s. and the provision of 2 watchmen, annual value 50s.; 1 tenement with cellar and 4 cottages by a rent of 6s.8d. and the provision of 1 watchman, annual value 46s.8d.; 1 tenement and 4 cottages by a rent of 20s. and the provision of 1 watchman, annual value 50s.; 1 vacant plot next the north wall of the city by a rent of 6s.8d. and the provision of 1 watchman, annual value nil beyond the rent; and 2 cottages and 1 garden by a rent of 6s.8d. and the provision of 1 watchman, annual value 20s.
Robert died 36 years ago. Then Agnes held and took the profits during her life. She died 26 years ago, and since then Agnes wife of Richard Payne, their daughter and heir, has held. She is now aged 37 years.
They also held in their demesne as of fee of the king in chief: a vacant plot called ‘Boudewine Tubbe’ and 13 1/2 a. in St. Peter’s parish outside the walls in the bailiwick (skevinagium) now held by the the king; ‘le he’me’ of 20 1/4 a. abutting on John Seep to the east and the hospital to the west, service unknown, now occupied by John Brian, title unknown; 24 a. meadow abutting on ‘le Waterhank’ to the north, ‘le Newewere’ to the south, John Erst and Clare Sure to the east, and ‘Stase Rose’ to the west, service unknown, now held by Lawrence Wotton, title unknown; in the bailiwick 17 a. meadow abutting on ‘le plash’ to the north, ‘le Newe Were’ to the south, ‘Stase Rose’ to the east, and John Sepp to the west, now held by Lawrence Wotton, title unknown; and 1 plot of land called ‘le Colsele’ abutting on ‘le Waterhank’ to the north, the ‘new weye’ to the south, ‘piet unik’(?) to the east, and John Sepp to the west, service unknown, unoccupied and waste being almost marsh.
C 137/87, no.40
987 ANNE WIDOW OF GERARD LISLE
Writ 14 April 1412.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough. 2 May.
She held the manor of Draycot Foliat for life by the grant of Warin de Insula with reversion to him and his heirs. The reversion descended to Margaret formerly the wife of Thomas Berkeley of Berkeley, knight, as daughter and heir of Warin. By a fine of 1383 [CP 25(1)/289/53, no.87] Ralph Waleys and Walter Burnell, parson of ‘Bruyn’, granted the reversion of the manor of Kislingbury in Northamptonshire, except the advowson, and the manor of Draycot Foliat which Anne held for life to Thomas and Margaret, with successive remainders to the heirs of their bodies, the heirs of her body and his right heirs. It is held of Robert Crook, service unknown, annual value 20 marks.
She died on 30 March last. Thomas de Berkeley, heir in virtue of the fine, is aged 40 years and more. Margaret her daughter and heir is aged 12 years and more.
988
Writ 14 April 1412.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Kislingbury. 18 April.
She held the manor of Kislingbury for life by the grant of Warin de Insul a. It descended as above with Draycot Foliat. It is held of Lord Beaumont of the honour of Gaunt, service unknown, annual value £40.
Date of death and heirs as above.
C 137/87, no.41
E 149/98, no.7
989 LAWRENCE BERKEROLLES, KNIGHT
Writ 27 Oct. 1411.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Newnham. 23 Nov.
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of ‘Estnorchard’, Merthyr Mawr and ‘Lanfey’ in Ogmore in the March, ‘Estnorchard’ and Merthy Mawr of Richard Lord le Despenser, a minor in the king’s ward, of the lordship of Cardiff, as half a knight’s fee, annual values 7 marks each, and ‘Lanfey’ of the king of the duchy of Lancaster as a quarter fee, also 7 marks.
Edward and John Stradelyng are his kinsmen and heirs, Edward being the son of Wenthelea sister of Lawrence and John the son of Sarah his other sister, aged 22 years and more and 50 years and more.
Richard Turburvill held the castle, manor and lordship of Coity and the manors of Newcastle, Newland and Llanharry in Glamorgan in the March. He died seised of them without heirs of his body. They descended to Lawrence, as son and heir of Katherine sister of Richard; Isabel daughter of Richard Stakepoll, son of Margaret another sister; John de la Beere, knight, son of Agnes the third sister; and William Gamage son of Sarah the fourth sister. Lawrence held the premises in the right of Isabel, John and William until he died on 18 Oct. 1411. Joan widow of Richard Vernon, knight, is heir of Isabel, aged 40 years and more; Thomas de la Beere is heir of John, being the son of John his son, aged 9 years and more, William Gamage is next heir of William Gamage, being the son of Gilbert son of William, and aged 30 years and more.
Coity, Newcastle, Newland and Llanharry are held of Richard Lord le Despenser of the lordship of Cardiff as half a knight’s fee, annual values 84 marks, 100s., 40s. and 40s.
Memorandum that in the quindene of Hilary 1412 this writ and inquisition were read in the chancery in the presence of the chancellor, the archbishop of Canterbury, the judges and Serjeants at law, and found to be of no effect because taken without warrant [sic] and contrary to the law. [separate membrane].
990
Writ, plura, 18 Dec. 1411.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Thornbury. 16 Jan. 1412.
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of ‘Estnorchard’, Merthyr Mawr and ‘Lanfey’, as above, annual values 20 marks, £10 and £10.
He also held the manor of Bassaleg in the commote of Wentlloog of Humphrey earl of Stafford, a minor in the king’s ward, as half a knight’s fee, annual value 40 marks. Edward and John Stradelyng, aged 19 years and more and 40 and more, are his heirs as above.
Richard Turbervyll held the castle, manor and lordship of Coity and the manors of Newcastle, Newland and Llanharry, with the advowsons, and granted them to Humphrey de Cherleton, canon of Hereford, his heirs and assigns. He granted them back to Richard, Hawise his wife and the heirs of their bodies with successive remainders to the heirs of his body, Thomas son of John de la Beere, knight, Gilbert son of Roger Berkerolles, knight, Lawrence son of the same Roger, William son of John Flemmyng, Richard son of Richard Stakepoll and Gilbert son of William Gamage, and the heirs male of the body of each in turn.
Richard Turbervyll and Hawise, Thomas, Gilbert, Gilbert, Lawrence, William and Richard Stakepoll died without heirs male. After the death of Lawrence on 15 Oct. last the premises should remain to William son of Gilbert Gamage and his heirs male. He is aged 30 years and more.
The premises are held of Richard Lord le Despenser, a minor in the king’s ward; annual value, Coity 200 marks, Newcastle £10, Newland 100s. and Lanfey 100s.
C 137/88, no.42
E 152/442, no.2
991 PHILIPPA DUCHESS OF IRELAND
Writ 30 Nov. 1411.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Brentwood. 7 Dec.
In parliament at Westminster in 1407 on the petition of Richard son and heir of Aubrey de Veer, earl of Oxford, the king granted that without proof of age he should have livery of the manors of Canfield and Downham with a rent in Tilbury juxta Clare and a third part of the manors of Prayors and Bourehall, which Philippa widow of Robert Beer, duke of Ireland, held during the minority of Richard by ordinance made in parliament at Westminster in 1401, the premises then being in the king’s hands owing to the minority.
Richard by indenture dated 16 Jan. 1407 made with royal licence [CPR 1405–8, pp.297, 299, 311] granted the premises to Philippa for life on condition that if she recovered in dower from Richard in any court any lands which her husband had held the grant would be of no effect and he might regain the premises. So she held them with reversion to Richard and his heirs.
Canfield is held of the king in chief as one knight’s fee, annual value £53 6s.8d.; Downham and the rent in Tilbury, parcel of the manor, also of the king in chief as half a fee, annual value £18; and the third part of Prayors and Bourehall of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value £6.
She died on 24 Sept. last. The king is her kinsman and next heir, aged 44 years and more.
992
Writ 30 Nov. 1411.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster. 18 Oct.
The king granted Richard de Veer that he should have livery of the manor of Kensington without proving his age, as above. He granted it to Philippa on 16 Jan. 1407 on the same condition as above. It is held of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee, annual value £30.
Date of death and heir as above.
993
Writ 13 Oct. 1411.
YORK. Inquisition. Easingwold. 5 Nov.
She held to herself and the heirs of her body of the king in chief, by the grant of Richard II confirmed by the king, the manor and advowson of Thornton in Lonsdale and the manors of Middleton Tyas and Kneeton by Catterick [CPR 1396–9, p.583; 1399–1401, p.273]. On 24 Jan. 1405 the king granted the reversion of these manors to John his son and his heirs [CPR 1401–5, p.484] and they now belong to him; annual values, Thornton manor and advowson £10, Middleton 60s. and Kneeton 40s.
She died on 24 Sept. last without issue.
994
Writ 13 Oct. 1413.
WESTMORLAND. Inquisition. Kendal. 27 Oct.
Philippa widow of Robert de Vere, duke of Ireland, and daughter of Ingram lord de Coucy and Isabel his wife, held in fee tail by the grant of Richard II on 18 May 1399 half the manor of Kendal with its members, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £120. The reversion failing heirs of her body was to the king and his heirs. Henry IV confirmed the grant and granted the reversion to John his son, as above.
John de Bethome held the manor of Beetham of her by homage, fealty and a rent of 32s., annual value 100s., and the following held of her the premises stated by homage, fealty and the rent and with the annual value as given: … the manor of Farleton, 26s.8d., 40s.; William de Wyndesore the manors of … of Kendal …, £12; Richard de Redemane, knight, the manors of Levens and Lupton, 26s.8d., …; the same Richard half the hamlet of Whinfell, 8s.2d., …; William de Dahytyngton and Alice widow of Thomas Warde various tenements in Middleton formerly of Thomas Adamson … 6s.8d.; Ralph Lasc……burn, 30s., 100s.; John de Moryceby the manor of Hutton Roof … 60s.; D…various tenements in ‘Kirketal’ … 20s.; John de …ouredale various tenements in Hutton Roof … £6; Rowland Vaux and the prior of … in Thrimby … 5 marks; Richard de Bellyngeham various tenements in Strickland Ketel … 30s.; Robert de Stirkeland … 8d., 5s.; Robert de Dokwra various tenements in Kendal 2s., 5s.; John Bray 1 tenement in Strickland Ketel, 3s.4d. …; John Swaynson 1 tenement in Crosthwaite called Hubbersty Head, 18d., …; [Alan de] Penyngton, knight, the manor of Little Langdale … 40s.; Richard de Banewithryg 1 tenement in Grasmere, 1d., 3s.4d.; …ton … in Strickland Ketel, 5s., …; Hugh Ward 1 tenement in Bowston, 2d., 3s.4d.; the same Hugh … in Strickland Ketel … 12d.; John de Stirkeland of Brundrigg 1 tenement in Strickland Ketel formerly of Rowland de Patton, 4 1/2d., 4s.; the same John 2 other tenements in the same, rent of 1 root of ginger, 8d.; John de Wynster 1 tenement in Winster Thwaites in Strickland Ketel, rent of 1/2 lb. cumin at Martinmas, …; Robert Philipson 1 tenement in the same, rent of 1/2 lb. cumin, 5s.; the abbot of Cockersand 1 tenement called ‘Lyndowes’ in the same, 1/2d., 12s.; … tenement called Aldfield in the same, 2d., 3s.; William de Derley tenements called Likbergh in the same, 8d., …; … Dokwra a tenement in the vill of ‘Thornewinghall’ … 2s.; William de Weshyng 1/2 a. in ‘le Whiterodyng’, 1/2d., 6d.; Alan de Penyngton and John de Lamplugh, knights, lands and tenements in Stainton, 1d., 5s.; John de Berwyke, senior, lands and tenements in the same, 12d., 10s.; … tenements in Rigmaden, rent of 3 barbed arrows, 40s.; William Thornburgh, tenements in Sleddale …; … tenements in Hutton Roof, 3s.4d., 21s.8d.; and Thomas de Tunstall, knight, lands and tenements in Kirkby Lonsdale, 12d., …
She held the following advowsons in her demesne as of fee: Grasmere, taxed at £10, the chapel of Windermere at 100s., the chapel of St. Mary below Lake Windermere with lands called Monkbarrow and other lands 20s., and the chapel of Casterton called ‘Colnekilne chapell’ and lands 13s.4d.
Richard Roose formerly held tenements in Bannisdale of Philippa, which were once held by Margaret wife of Roger of Lancastre by homage, fealty and a rent of 2s., annual value 100s. Now Richard entirely disclaims these holdings but why is unknown.
In Kendal Adam Mercer held 1 burgage of Philippa by a rent of 2d. payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas and suit of court there every 3 weeks, annual value 12d. Similarly the following held of her the number of burgages shown by suit of court and rent, with annual values given: Robert de Dokwra 4, 2s., 6s.; Richard de Bellyngeham … 19d., 10s.; James de Pykeryng 1, 15d., 12s.4d.; John Colynson 7, 19 1/2d., 20s.; Robert de Stirkeland 2 … 12s.; Robert de Burgh 5, 21d., 13s.4d.; William de Levens 1, …; Robert de Birkenhed 1, 4d., 2s.; Robert Lord 6, 19d., 10s.; Thomas Dawenay 6 with ‘les Bothes’, 3s.10d., 40s.; Roger de Wynter 1 … 6s.; Adam Warenner 2, 2s.6d., 13s.4d.; Thomas de Mansergh 2, 1 1/4d., 2s.; Adam Fattyng, chaplain, 3, 14d., 10s.; William Jepson 1, 1/2d., 2s.; John de Dokwra 1, 8d., 6s.8d.; John del Watere 1, 3d., 3s.4d.; John de Wyndesore 1, 3d., 3s.; Roger de Rothewell 2, 5d., 4s.; William Barnet 1, … 5s.; Nicholas de Eskheved in right of Margaret his wife 1, 23d., 12s.; Thomas de Kendale son of Richard Walker 5, 4s.10d., 24s.; Thomas de Sleddale … 5d., 10s.; John de Hallewod … 10 1/2d., 20s.; John de Preston 2, 5 1/2d., 10s.; Robert de Brigges 1, 1 1/2d., 3s.; John Milner 1, … 4s.; Thomas Litster 1, 12d., 10s.; John son of Richard de Burgh 2, 12d., 6s.; John del Brigges 1, 17d., 6s.2d.; John de Staynbanke 1, 3d., 3s.; Hugh Gilwhene 1, 1 1/2d., 11d.; John Roos 1, 3d., 3s. All are held in chief of the manor of Kendal.
She died without heirs on 24 Sept. last. The premises remain to John the king’s son.
C 137/88, no.43
E 149/97, no.14
E 152/44, no.5
995 THOMAS DAUDELEY, KNIGHT
Writ, melius sciri, as to how Fulk Fitzwaryn was heir to Thomas Daudeley, not stated in former inquisition. 22 May 1411.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bridgwater. 13 June.
Fulk Fitzwaryn, under age in the king’s ward, is kinsman and heir of Thomas, being the son of Fulk, son of Fulk Fitzwaryn, knight, son of Margaret sister of Thomas.
C 137/88, no.44
E 149/94, no.8
996 WALTER DAUNDESEY
Writ for proof of age. He is in the ward of John Cokayn the uncle who should be warned. 12 May 1412.
[Endorsed] He was warned by Nicholas Swan and Robert Perham.
WILTSHIRE. Proof of age. Dauntsey. 3 June.
Walter son and heir of Elizabeth wife of John Daundesey, knight, was born and baptised at Dauntsey on 8 March 1390 and was therefore aged 21 on 8 March last. The jurors know this for the following reasons:
William Bydyete, aged 80 years, was first made reeve of John Daundesey the father at Dauntsey on the day of the birth.
John Bydyete, 60, had a son Robert born and baptised on that day, and he died the same day.
William Trym, 65, was in bed with his wife Agnes on the day of the birth when Thomas Taberwell came at dawn to ask her to be midwife to Elizabeth the mother.
Edward Partrych, 50, had a son Edward born and baptised on the day of the birth.
Edward Broun, 44, was present in the church as godfather of Edward Partrych.
John Colhous, 70, was the other godfather of Edward Partrych, and was present at the baptism of Walter.
John Bradford, 80, and John Abbot, 60, met Walter Camme, then abbot of Malmesbury, godfather of Walter, on Dauntsey bridge.
Robert Pryns, 44, was a servant of Edward Cerne, knight, the other godfather, and rode with him to Dauntsey.
Thomas Player, John Bremelham and Robert Chedeworth, each 50, saw the abbot riding to the abbey, fall from his horse and break his right shin.
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997 THOMAS ROMESEY
Writ for proof of age. John Chitterne who has the wardship should be warned. 14 Feb. 1412.
[Endorsed] He was warned by William Grys and William Pymour.
DORSET. Proof of age. Wimborne Minster. 27 Feb.
Thomas son and heir of Thomas Romesey was born at Leigh and baptised in St. Cuthbert’s church in Wimborne Minster on 28 Oct. 1389 and was 21 on 28 Oct. last. The jurors know this for the following reasons:
John Spensere, aged 46 years and more, was present when William Anketill came from his house at Leigh where Thomas was born and asked Katharine wife of Arnold Fauconer to be godmother. Consenting, she asked him to accompany her to the church at Wimborne Minster. He went, was present at the baptism and returned with her to her house where she gave him bread, cheese and good red wine and thanked him.
William Anketill, junior, 46 and more; Thomas was born in the house of his, William’s, father at Leigh. When his father told everyone that Thomas’s mother had borne a son, he accompanied him to Wimborne Minster where his father asked Thomas Scote and Thomas Tevernere to be godfathers. He was present and held a candle by the font during the ceremony.
John Wyseman, 44 and more, was newly retained on that day by William Orbury, receiver of the duchy of Lancaster in Dorset. He was at breakfast in the house of Thomas Scote when Thomas was asked to be godfather. They rose from breakfast and went to the church where he heard Thomas named. Then William Orbury and he were at the board of Thomas Scote for 4 weeks following, paying 3s.6d. weekly.
Robert Thomas, 45 and more: William Fillol, grandfather of the present William Fillol, died on 25 Oct. at Winterborne Zelstone in the year that Thomas was born. He was at the burial at Winterborne Zelstone and on the 28th rode to Winterborne Minster and heard of the birth and baptism from Thomas Scote and others. He gave Thomas Scote a cup of red wine in celebration.
Robert Brond, 46 and more: Thomas Romesey the father and John Spenser, servant of John Carpe, treasurer of the household of Richard II, came to his house in the twilight of the evening following the birth and bought a goose for dinner. They asked him to eat roast goose at table with them and to share the red wine, which Thomas Romesey provided, saying that he thanked God for sending him an heir.
John Pyle, 50 and more: that day John Wroxhale, tanner, came with him from Sturminster Marshall to Wimborne Minster to buy undressed hides in the market, and there it was said that Thomas had been born and baptised in the church just after 9.
William Smyth, 58 and more, was in the church when Katharine wife of Arnold Fauconer gave Thomas to the chaplain for baptism. On the following Saturday he rode to Blandford Forum market and bought 20 stone of wool from Simon Storke for 10 marks. The bailiffs there arrested the wool, claiming the custom because he was a tenant and burgess of John late duke of Lancaster of his town of Wimborne Minster, parcel of his manor of Kingston Lacy, and no tenant or burgher could buy or sell in any market or fair in England. He showed letters patent of the duke and was discharged.
William Bour, 54, was present in the church and saw Thomas Scote, the godfather, give a gold noble before the figure of St. Cuthbert in the church immediately after the baptism.
John Nywebury, 60, was then butler of [John] de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, at whose order he rode from Canford Magna to Wimborne Minster and bought a barrel of red wine for the earl from Thomas Scote one hour after the baptism.
Robert Syfryan, 50, was with Edmund Brit in the church to arrange for his marriage to Christine, Edmund’s daughter, and as they could not conclude owing to her absence, arranged to meet the next Sunday in the church.
Robert atte Forde, 60, was then keeper of the goods of the church of Wimborne Minster, was present in the church and held a torch at the font.
Simon Hert, 44: on that day his wife Christine gave birth to a son and he was baptised in the same church after the hour of vespers and named Richard.
The jurors have further evidence if it is needed.
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998 ROBERT DE HARYNGTON
Writ for proof of age. He is in the ward of John Belle of Boston who should be warned. 28 June 1412.
[Endorsed] He was warned at Skirbeck by John Scutte and Robert Randeson.
LINCOLN. Proof of age. Fleet. 5 July.
Robert son and heir of John de Haryngton, who held of Anne late queen of England of the honour of Richmond, was born at Fleet and baptised in the parish church on 27 June 1389 and so is aged 22. The jurors know this for the following reasons:
John Kedney of Fleet, aged 50 years and more, was present in the church and saw the baptism because his son William was born and baptised that day.
William Grene of Fleet, 50 and more, was present in the church and saw the baptism. He bought 1 a. by charter in Fleet that day.
John Storm of Fleet, 56 and more, was present and saw the baptism. John son of William himself [sic] was born and baptised that day.
John Jay of Fleet, 50 and more, was in the church at the baptism. Alice his daughter was born in the same year.
William Strug of Fleet, 46 and more, was in the church and saw the baptism. Peter his son was born and baptised there in the same year.
John Digyl of Holbeach, 54 and more, saw the baptism. Joan his wife died that year.
John Sybsey of Holbeach, 60 and more, saw the baptism. The chapel of Holbeach Hurn was built that year.
John Veysy of Holbeach, 60 and more, was present. Alice his wife died that year.
Richard Wygnale of Holbeach, 50 and more, saw the baptism. His house was rebuilt that year.
Thomas Gamul of Holbeach, 50 and more, was present. He was the reeve of Holbeach church that year.
John Hardgoft(?) of Holbeach, 60 and more, was present and saw the baptism. Helen his first wife died that year.
Robert Stevenson of Gedney, 54, was present and saw the baptism. He built a new horse-mill in Gedney that year, worth 40s. yearly.
Nicholas Rogerson of Long Sutton, [no age given], saw the baptism. Riding thence to Long Sutton on the ‘Lulyica’ road he fell and broke his right arm.
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999 WILLIAM DE BOTREAUX
Writ for proof of age. He is in the ward of Elizabeth his mother who should be warned. 13 Nov. 1411.
SOMERSET. Proof of age. Kilmersdon. 18 Nov.
William son and heir of William de Botreaux, knight, and of Elizabeth his wife, was born at the manor of Walton in the parish of Kilmersdon on 20 Feb. 1390, and was 21 on 20 Feb. last. The jurors know this for the following reasons:
John Pederton, aged 54 years and more, was in the church to hear mass and saw him raised from the font.
Richard Virgo, 50: on the morrow of the baptism John his brother set out for the Holy Land and died on the journey.
John Babyngton and Richard Champeneys, each 52, carried two flagons of red wine to the church and all the bystanders drank after the baptism.
Walter Silfayn, 58, carried 4 silver cups to the church from which the bystanders drank.
William Asshelegh and William Orum, each 56, on that day were in the hall of William de Botreaux in the manor of Walton for business with the lord and saw William in the arms of various women being carried from the chamber to the hall and hence to the church with unlit torches.
Benet Chaumberleyn, 51, on the morrow of the baptism bought a black horse from William Ryngwode for 10 marks and sold it next day to Richard Rose for 20 marks.
William Stedeman and Nicholas atte Boure, each 53, were sitting on chairs in the church, fell asleep and were left sleeping; the clerk of the church, not noticing, shut the door. They were left there until the third hour after noon.
John Blakhous and William Neel, each 55, set out on the day after the baptism on pilgrimage to St. Thomas of Canterbury.
The escheator informed Elizabeth the widow and other guardians of the manors, lands and tenements of William de Botreaux of the day and place of the proof. They did not come.
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