Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 152-200

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 152-200

152 GEOFFREY BOUERE
Writ, plenius certiorari, 26 May 1405.
LONDON. Inquisition. 1 June.
He held in his demesne as of fee a brewhouse with 2 shops adjacent in Fleet Street in the suburbs outside Ludgate in the parish of St. Martin, and another shop with solars above in the bailey in the said suburb attached to it, as specified in the writ, and by his testament enrolled in the hustings on 19 Nov. 1369 willed them to his children for their lives on certain conditions there laid down, with remainder after their deaths to his brother Richard for life, and then to Geoffrey, Richard’s son, for life also on certain specified conditions, and with final remainder to the brothers of the guild of St. Hida in the church of St. Michael Le Querne, to maintain the guild and their light in the church for ever. Royal licence for this was not obtained.
Agnes a daughter of the testator survived all the others, holding the premises all her life. She died holding them on 3 May last. When let they are worth 10 marks yearly. [Cf. CCR 1405–9, pp.189–90].
E 152/401, no.5
153 HENRY PERCY, KNIGHT
Writ, melius sciri, what he held jointly with Elizabeth his wife, 11 Aug. 1405.
YORK. Inquisition. York castle, 25 Oct.
Henry de Percy, knight, the son, held jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives him, the manors of Pocklington and Linton on the Wharf by the grant of Henry de Percy, late earl of Northumberland, to them and his heirs male. Pocklington is held of the king in chief, Linton of the manor of Spofforth by knight service.
C 137/56, no.58
154 ROBERT HEMENALE, KNIGHT
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Hemenhall. 1 May 1405.
He formerly held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Gipswich, Campines and Champains in Cotton, of Thornham Magna called Hemenhall, of Wickham Skeith, and one called Boles in Yaxley.
In all of them he enfeoffed Robert Ashfeld, John Morell, clerk, and others, and notwithstanding took all the issues and profits. The enfeoffment was made on condition that they enfeoffed William his son and heir when he reached full age, as clearly appears in Robert’s will; so by fraud and collusion excluding and barring the king from the wardship and marriage of his heir.
Champains in Cotton is held of John Knevet by knight service, annual value 20 marks; of whom the others are held and by what service is unknown; annual values, Gipswich in Cotton £10, Campines in Cotton 10 marks, Boles in Yaxley £10, Thornham Magna called Hemenhall otherwise ‘Gernowes’ 25 marks and Wickham Skeith £10.
He died on 15 Sept. 1391. William his son and heir was then aged 4 years and more. He died on 18 Dec. 1402. Ralph Hemenale is next heir, aged 40 years and more.
Robert Ashfelde, John Moriell, clerk, Hugh Lancastre, clerk, John Berton clerk, and Simon Blyaunt took the profits from the death of Robert until the death of William to the use of William. Since then Hugh Lancastre, John Berton and Simon Blyaunt have held the manors, title unknown.
C 137/51, no.58
155
SUFFOLK. Inquisition ex officio. Stanton. 17 Dec. 1405.
He formerly held in his demesne as of fee the manors called Gipswich, Campines and Champains in Cotton, the manor of Wickham Skeith in Wickham, and the manor of Boles in Yaxley called Hemenhall.
In 1389 by his charter he enfeoffed George Felbrigg, Robert Asshefeld and John Meryel, clerk, in all these manors, and by his deed enrolled in chancery [CCR 1389–92, p.90] released all his rights therein to them. Nevertheless he took all the issues and profits all his life. The charter and release excluded the king from the wardship of his heir by fraud and collusion.
Champains in Cotton is held of John Knevet by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Of whom and by what service the others are held is unknown; annual values, Gipswich in Cotton 20 marks, Campines in Cotton 20 marks, Boles in Yaxley £10 and Wickham Skeith £10.
He also held in his demesne as of fee 2 messuages, 1 mill, 200 a. arable, 5 a. meadow, 15 a. pasture, 10 a. wood and 35s. rent called ‘Gernouns’ in Thornham Magna, Stoke, Gislingham, Wyverstone, Braiseworth and Yaxley, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 25 marks; and 1 messuage, 40 a. arable and 40s. rent in Old Newton and Dagworth of the king in chief by the service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 5 marks.
Date of death, heirs and tenure since his death as above.
C 137/56, no.59
156
Commission of inquiry to Ralph Shelton, John Ingoldesthorp, Hamo Lestraunge, Edmund Oldhalle, Henry Notyngham, William Walton and John Irmynglond as to his holdings in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, 6 Nov. 1406 [CPR 1405–8, p.304].
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Edmund Oldhalle and … commissioners. Brandon. 23 Nov.
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors called Champains, annual value £20, Campines, annual value 10 marks, and Gipswich, annual value 20 marks, all in Cotton; Thornham Magna manor, annual value 40 marks; Skeith manor in Wickham, annual value £20; and the manor called Boles in Yaxley, annual value 20 marks. Champains is held of John Knyvet by knight service. Of whom and by what service the others are held is unknown.
Date of death as above. William his son and heir, an idiot from birth, was aged 4 years and more at his father’s death. He died on 18 Dec. 1402. Ralph Hemenale of Ringsfield is next heir, aged 38 years and more. Hugh Lancastre and John Berton, clerks, and Simon Blyaunt have held the manors and taken the issues meanwhile, title unknown.
Katherine Hemenale, the mother of Robert, held the manor of Stonham Aspal in her demesne as of fee and granted it in pure widowhood to Robert Asshefeld, Hugh de Lancastre, clerk, and Simon Blyaunt, on condition that they should enfeoff Robert Hemenale when he reached the age of 26 years, but if he died before that they should enfeoff William son of Robert when he reached 20 years, and if he failed to do so then they should enfeoff the right heirs of Katherine. She died on 14 Jan. 1390. Joan her daughter and next heir is the wife of Edmund de Thorp, knight, aged 40 years and more. Of whom and by what service Stonham Aspal is held is unknown, annual value £40.
Hugh Lancastre and John Berton, clerks, and Simon Blyaunt have held the manor since the death of Katherine by virtue of the conditional grant.
157
NORFOLK. Inquisition. John Ingoldsthorp, Hamo Lestraunge, Henry Notyngham, William Walton and John Irmynglond, commissioners. Snettisham. 20 Nov. 1406.
Ralph Hemenale, father of Robert, held in his demesne as of fee of Edward III in chief 3d. rent from a messuage, 2 capons from a plot of land at ‘Crakkesmylle’ and 1d. rent from 1 a., all in Burnham Ulph and all formerly held by Robert Kevell. After the death of his father Robert was in the wardship of Edward III because these rents were held in chief. He held them all his life in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief.
Date of death as above. William his son and heir, an idiot, was aged 4 years and more at his father’s death. He died on 18 Dec. 1402. Ralph Hemenale is the next heir and aged 30 years and more.
John Curson and John Bradley have taken the profits since his death, title unknown.
C 137/60, no.65
158 GEOFFREY LOTERELL
LINCOLN. Proof of age. Corby. 13 May [1406].
The jurors say that Geoffrey [son of Andrew Loterell] was born at Irnham on 27 Oct. 1383 and baptised in the church there. He is therefore aged 21 years and more. They remember the date for the following reasons:
William Rychard of Corby, aged 50 years and more, because his son John was born on that day.
William Causton, 44 and more, bought a certain plot of land on that day and knows by the date of the charter.
John Philip, 46 and more: his house was burnt down on that day.
John Wilkhous, 60 and more, was in the church at Irnham.
John Proctour, 52 and more, held a torch during the baptism.
William atte Yate, 44 and more: his mother died and was buried on the next day.
John Blyssot, 45 and more, heard mass at the church on the day that the mother was churched.
Ralph Drury, 50 and more, was at communion(?) at Irnham on that day.
William Bocher … sold various meats to the father for the day of the mother’s churching.
Walter Potter, 44 and more, was warden(?) of … of Geoffrey’s father at that time.
John de Corby, 50 and more, heard of the birth at Corby market on that day.
William Taillour, …: the clothes in which the mother was churched were bought from him.
[Parts torn, missing, illegible].
C 137/56, no.60
159 JOHN DE BULKELEY OF OVERTON
CHESHIRE. Inquisition, before Matthew de la Mere, escheator of the prince. Chester, church of St. Mary on the Hill. 18 Feb. 1406.
He held nothing in Cheshire.
E 149/88, no.12
160 JOHN DE BRIMESLEY
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition ex officio. Eastwood. 30 Nov. 1405.
He held the manor of Brinsley in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief of the honour of Peverel in serjeanty by the service of finding a draught animal (affer) and a sack in the king’s army of Wales and paying 6s. yearly by the sheriff, annual value 12 marks.
He died on 31 Oct. last. William his son and heir is aged 10 years and more. [Exchequer note]: 81 days—32s.2d.
E 149/87, no.12
161 DAVID ROCLYF, KNIGHT
Writ 7 July 1407.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Enfield. 13 Oct.
He held nothing in Middlesex.
He died on 19 June. Who is his heir and of what age is unknown.
162
Writ 20 June 1407.
YORK. Inquisition. Malton. 26 Sept.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Thornthorpe, 1 tenement and 2 carucates, of John Nalton by knight service, amount unknown, annual value nil because Agnes widow of Roger Dautre has a rent of £10 13s.4d. from it for life, granted by Richard Roclyf, knight, the father of David.
Pickering in Pickering Lythe, 1 tenement, 4 cottages and 20 bovates, of the king of the honour of Pickering of the duchy of Lancaster in socage by a rent of 2s.6d. payable by equal parts at Martinmas and Whitsun, annual value 100s.
Levisham, the manor, with lands and tenements in Wrelton and the office of one of the chief foresters of Pickering Lythe, which the king granted by letters patent at Pontefract on 4 April 1406 [CPR 1405–8, p.171] to hold for life in replacement of a life annuity of £23. These holdings had been forfeited by the rebellion of Robert Persay, knight, on 1 May 1405. Levisham is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £7 3s.6d., the lands and tenements in Wrelton of the lord of Loterel, service unknown, annual value £4.
He died on 20 June last. Maud wife of William Lassel, his sister, [no age given], is next heir to Thornthorpe and Pickering. Levisham and Wrelton are the right and inheritance of Robert Persay, because by letters patent of 17 Feb. 1407 [CPR 1405–8, p.293] he was pardoned for all insurrections etc. for which he had been outlawed or convicted.
C 137/57, no.2
163 KATHERINE WIDOW OF THOMAS POYLE, KNIGHT
Writ 12 May 1407.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford, 21 May.
She held the manor and advowson of Hampton Poyle in dower of the inheritance of John Poile, brother and heir of Thomas, by the grant of John. It is held of the king in chief by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks.
She died on 9 May last. John Poile, the heir of Thomas, is aged 40 years and more.
164
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. North Moreton. 24 May 1407.
She held various lands in Chilton of the abbot of Abingdon by the service of half a knight’s fee, by the grant of John Poile, brother and heir of Thomas, with reversion to John, annual value 6 marks.
Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/57, no.3
165 THOMAS SON OF JOHN BURDET OF BILLESDON
Writ 14 Feb. 1407.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester. 30 June.
He committed various felonies and abjured the realm.
In right of Amice his wife he held 6 1/2 a. in Billesdon of the king of the honour of Peverel by suit of court twice yearly at Hallaton, annual value 4s.
He died 14 Feb. 1403 [Thursday, St. Valentine, but St. Valentine’s day was a Wednesday in 1403]. John Balle is a cousin and next heir of Amice, being the son of Robert Balle, son of Isolda Dovy, sister of Walter Gybbe, father of Amice, aged 34 years and more.
C 137/57, no.4
166 WALTER ALGAR
Writ 19 Nov. 1406.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Lewes. 16 Feb. 1407.
He was outlawed long before his death at the suit of Richard Suggewerthe. He then held 15 a. in West Firle in right of Margery his wife, daughter and heir of John Osebern. She is still alive. They are held of Philip Seyntcler, knight, of his manor of Firle by a rent of 6s.8d., annual value beyond that 5s. They were taken into the king’s hands by the escheator, and the escheators have held them and taken the profits for the king since his outlawry.
He died on 20 April 1393. John Algar, clerk, his son and heir, is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/57, no.5
167 SIMON MYCHEL
Writ 5 Dec. 1406.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Burbage. 24 March 1407.
He held 1 messuage and 40 a. arable in Milton Lilborne in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by a rent of 13d. payable to the castle of Old Sarum, annual value 10s.
He died on 29 May 1401. Thomas his son and next heir was aged 22 on 11 May last.
The escheators have held since his death and accounted for the profits as appears in their accounts at the exchequer at Westminster.
C 137/57, no.6
168 MARGERY WIFE OF WILLIAM MAKENADE
Writ 2 Feb. 1407.
KENT. Inquisition. Canterbury. 10 March.
She held in her demesne as of fee one quarter of a rent of £30 from the farm of Canterbury, payable by the bailiffs and citizens, a quarter of £10 at Easter and a quarter of £20 at Michaelmas. Edward III by letters patent shown to the jurors [CPR 1354–8, p.326] granted this rent to William son of John Cundy, one of whose sisters and heirs Margery was. William Makenade and Margery had issue, William, Elizabeth and Margery, all now deceased. The quarter therefore now belongs to William for life by the law of England.
She died on 25 Jan. last. Agnes wife of John Isak, another sister of William Cundy, Thomas Whatyndene, son of Alice, a third sister, and Margaret wife of Henry London and Joan wife of Thomas Mayhew, daughters of Constance, the fourth sister, are heirs of Margery. The first two are aged 40 years and more, the second two 27 years and more.
169 WILLIAM MAKENADE
Writ 27 May 1407.
KENT. Inquisition. Canterbury. 25 June.
By the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Margery his wife he held one quarter of a rent of £30, as above.
He died on 16 May last. Heirs of Margery as above.
C 137/57, no.7
170 JOAN WIDOW OF THOMAS DOULSHULL
Writ, melius sciri; an inquisition by John Brook found that Joan widow of Thomas Doulsull held in dower of the king in chief of the inheritance of Thomas’s heir, then under age in the king’s ward, a third part of the manor of Briddinghurst, and that Margaret daughter of John del Pantrie was next heir, but how she was so was not stated [CIPM XVII, no.1108]. 1 Nov. 1406.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark. 6 Nov.
Margaret daughter of John de Pantrie is the next heir of Thomas Doulshull, being the daughter of Agnes, daughter of Joan, sister of Thomas.
171
Similar writ; the same inquisition as in last found that Joan and Alice, daughters and heirs of Simon Worstede, under age in the king’s ward, held two parts of the manor of Briddinghurst, and that Margaret daughter of John de Pantrie was next heir of Joan and Alice, but how she was so was not stated. 1 Nov. 1406.
SURREY. Inquisition, with same jurors as last. Southwark. 8 Nov.
Margaret daughter of John del Pantrie is next heir of Joan and Alice, being the daughter of Agnes, daughter of Joan, sister of Isabel, mother of Simon, their father.
172
Writ, plura. 8 Nov. 1406.
SURREY. Inquisition. Camberwell. 16 Nov.
She held no more than a third part of the manor of Briddinghurst; but for life jointly with Thomas her late husband, by the grant of John de Worsted and Nicholas atte Helde to them and the heirs of Thomas, 1 tenement in Peckham by Camberwell of William Bekwelle of his manor of Camberwell, beyond what was returned in the other inquisition. It is held by knight service and a rent of 9s.4d. and 1 ploughshare, price 12d., or 12d., annual value beyond this 40s.
John Bernard, clerk, has occupied since the death of Joan and taken the profits by the king’s grant [CFR 1399–1405, pp.30–1]. Margaret, daughter of John atte Pantrie and Agnes his wife, daughter of Joan, sister of Thomas Doulsull, is next heir, aged 15 years on 9 Sept. last.
173
SURREY. Inquisition ex officio. Southwark. 8 April 1407.
She held in dower, of the inheritance of Thomas, a third part of the manor of Briddinghurst of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 40s.
For life by the grant of Simon Dolsill, John Worstede and John Dekene to Thomas and herself and his heirs she held: the manor of Basings of the earl of Stafford by the service of one third of a knight’s fee, annual value 40s.; and a tenement called ‘Ridereshull’ in Camberwell of the heir of William Bekewell of his manor of Camberwell by a rent of 9s.3d., annual value beyond this 3s.4d.
She died on 17 Feb. 1398. John Bernard, clerk, has occupied since her death and taken the profits. The reversion belongs to John Worstede, son of John Worstede, and Margaret daughter of John del Pantrie. John Worstede is the son of Isabel, one sister and heir of Thomas Dolshill, aged 20 years and more; and Margaret is the daughter of Agnes, daughter of Joan, the other sister, aged 15 years and more.
C 137/57, no.8
C 137/64, no.96
E 149/90, no.4
174 AGNES WIFE OF JOHN DEL PANTRIE
Writ 1 Nov. 1406.
SURREY. Inquisition. Camberwell. 16 Nov.
She held a third part of the manor of Briddinghurst of Richard II in chief by knight service, annual value 40s.
She died on 20 July 1395. Margaret wife of Robert Bernard, daughter of John and Agnes, is her next heir, aged 15 years and more. John Bernard, clerk, has occupied the third part and taken the profits since her death by the king’s grant [CFR 1399–1405, pp.30–1].
C 137/57, no.13
175 WALTER COKESEY
Writ 5 Nov. 1407.
DERBY. Inquisition. Egginton. 16 Jan. 1408.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Eaton Dovedale, the manor, of Nicholas Mountgomery, knight, by knight service, annual value £6 10s.
Walton upon Trent, 12 messuages, 2 cottages and 16 1/2 virgates, of William de Ferrariis, knight, of his manor of Walton upon Trent, service unknown, annual value £8.
He died on 4 Aug. last. Hugh his son and next heir is aged 3 years and more.
176
Writ 12 Aug. 1407.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester. 21 Sept.
He held 1 messuage and 6 a. in the manor of Kidderminster called Park Hall of the king in chief by knight service, as a twentieth part of a fee, annual value 6s.8d.
He died on 6 Aug. last, heir as above.
177
Writ 5 Nov. 1407.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury. 5 June 1408.
He held half the manor of Weston Turville is his demesne as of fee, annual value 40s., the whole manor being held of the duchy of Lancaster by the service of half a knight’s fee.
He died on 4 Aug. last, heir as above.
178
Writ 12 Aug. 1407.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Kirton in Lindsey. 17 Sept.
He held nothing in Lincolnshire.
He died on 6 Aug. last, heir as above.
179
Writ 5 Nov. 1407.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Spital in the Street. 20 April 1408.
He held the manor of Lea in his demesne as of fee with its members in Lea, Gate Burton, Scothern and elsewhere: one part in Lea of the king in chief of his tithing called ‘West Thrythyng’ at Spital in the Street, attending twice yearly immediately after Easter and Michaelmas, and rendering yearly 14d. by the tithingman; part below the Lea of the earl of Westmorland of the earldom of Richmond, rendering 10s., other service unknown; part in Gate Burton of the bishop of Lincoln and part in Scothern of the abbot of Barlings, services again unknown; annual value beyond various annuities 20 marks.
He died on 4 Aug. last, heir as above.
180
Writ 12 Aug. 1407.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Coventry. 3 Sept.
He held nothing in Warwickshire.
Date of death and heir as last.
Writ to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, for allowance to the keepers of the lands appointed by letters patent, 5 and 14 Nov. 1408 [CPR 1408–13, p.30]. 23 Nov. 1408.
C 137/57, no.9
E 149/90, no.5
E 152/421, no.2
181 AGNES VERLEGH
Writ 20 April 1407.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Yeovil. 27 May.
She held 1 messuage and 2 1/2 a. in Thorne Coffin by knight service of the heir of Edmund de Clyvedon, knight, who held in chief of Richard II, and was under age. It was taken into the king’s hands owing to her minority and so remains; annual value 4s.2d.
She died on 25 Sept. 1405. Joan wife of Matthew White is next heir, being the daughter of Emma, sister of Alice, mother of Agnes, aged 30 years and more.
C 137/57, no.10
E 149/89, no.16
182 THOMAS SEGERE
Writ 3 May 1407.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Yeovil. 27 May.
Thomas son and heir of Agnes, wife of Henry Segere of Yeovil, held 1 messuage in Yeovil of the parson of the church there in socage in right of his church of St. John the Baptist. Owing to the idiocy of Thomas it was taken into the hands of Richard II and remains in the king’s hands; annual value 4s.
He died on 7 July 1402. Edith wife of John Touker of Stoford is next heir, being the daughter of Margery, sister of Agnes, mother of Thomas, aged 26 years and more.
C 137/57, no.12
183 THOMAS DEL HULL
Writ, melius sciri, what came into the king’s hands on account of his idiocy, 1 April 1407.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Bridgnorth. 11 April.
Thomas son and heir of Bartholomew del Hull of Claverley once held 1 messuage and half a virgate in Claverley in his demesne as of fee. They came into the hands of Richard II owing to his idiocy and remain in the king’s hands. They are held of John Langeley of his manor of Oldbury, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.
He died on 10 May 1406. Edith wife of Roger Bailly of Astley Abbotts, daughter of Bartholomew, is his sister and heir, aged 40 years and more.
C 137/57, no.11
184 WILLIAM RYVELL OF SCARTHINGWELL
Writ 27 June 1407.
YORK. Inquisition. York castle. 4 Oct.
He held 3 messuages, 1 waste toft, 24 a. arable, 2 1/2 a. meadow and 1 a. pasture in Cawood by the law of England after the death of Agnes his wife, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20s.; and also by the courtesy of England, as it is said, 1 messuage there of the heirs of John Cawod by a rent of 1 lb. cumin at Midsummer, annual value 16d.
He died on 6 June last. The next heir of Agnes is Alice Aunger, her sister, aged 40 years and more.
C 137/57, no.14
185 JOHN LANHERGY
CORNWALL. Inquisition before Stephen Bony, lieutenant of John de …ey, feodary of the Prince [of Wales]. Bodmin. 17 Jan. 1407.
He formerly held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Lanow of the prince in chief by knight service of his castle of Launceston, annual value £20; and 12 messuages and 100 a. (terre Angl’) in Bodmin, Boscarne, Bodiniel, …, ‘Rosequnan’ and …dern of the prior of Bodmin in socage, annual value £20. By his charter dated at Bodmin on 26 May 1406 he granted them all to John Stephen, vicar of Bodmin, and John Buschell, clerk. They … [13 lines illegible].
He died on 24 June 1406…. Lanhergy is his son and heir, aged 16 years and more. He was married four weeks before the death of his father.
E 149/90. no.7
186 JOHN BLUET
SOMERSET. Inquisition ex officio. Axbridge. 2 Oct. 1405.
He held two parts of two parts of the manor of Clevedon by the courtesy of England in right of the inheritance of Margaret his late wife, one of the sisters and heirs of Edmund Hogshaw, of Lady Despenser of the honour of Gloucester by knight service, annual value of the two parts 28 marks 5s.11d. beyond a rent of £10 which was assigned to Joan, now deceased, wife of Thomas Lovell, the other sister and heir of Edmund Hogshaw, in the chancery of Richard II by partition between the sisters [CCR 1389–92, p.80] as part of her share. William Bonevill and Alice his wife hold a third part of this manor in her dower from Edmund Clyvedon, knight, formerly her husband, annual value 32 marks 8s.5d.; and a third part of two parts is held by … Burcestre, knight, and Margaret his wife in her dower from Edmund Hogshaw, annual value 22 marks 2s.11d.
Thomas Lovell is next heir, being the son of Joan, sister of Margaret, wife of John Bluet, aged 17 years.
E 149/86, no.6
187 EMMA WIDOW OF ROBERT LUCY
SOMERSET. Inquisition ex officio. Taunton. 13 Sept. 1407.
John Kayel gave 1 messuage, 200 a. and 30s. rent in Ashway to Robert Lucy and Emma his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, and they held them of the prior of Taunton by the service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee; annual value of the messuage and land 10s. Robert died without heirs by Emm a. She survived and died on 2 Sept. 1407.
John son and heir of John Poulet, under age in the king’s ward, is next heir of John Kayel, being son of Idonea, daughter of John Kayel, aged 10 years and more.
E 149/90. no.1
188 IDA DAUGHTER OF AMERY DE SANCTO AMANDO
Writ for proof of age. She is in the ward of Thomas Mydelstrete who should be warned, 23 May 1406.
BERKSHIRE. Proof of age. Newbury. 10 June.
The jurors say that Ida, daughter of Amery de Sancto Amando and wife of Thomas West, was aged 14 years and more on 6 May 1406. [The actual day and year of the birth is nowhere stated].
Roger Sydmanton, aged 40 years and more, was riding at West Woodhay on the day of the birth and baptism in the church of St. Lawrence, Woodhay, when his horse fell and he broke his arm. It was then common report in the parish that she had been baptised.
John Hyde, 50 and more, on the Monday before St. George (23 April) in that [not stated] year was apprenticed carpenter with master Walter Asshele, carpenter of West Woodhay, and he knows the date by his indenture of apprenticeship.
John Berford, 57 and more, in that year was staying with John Lyllebon, knight, who married Joan, the date of the marriage was entered in a psalter in Hungerford church, and by inspection of that he knows the date.
John Wastpayn, 50: at Michaelmas before the birth Thomas Wastpayn, his kinsman, was put in ward of Richard Aderbury, knight, being under age, because Henry his father held in chief of Richard Adderbury by knight service.
Roger Croke, 60, on Thursday after the date of the birth rode towards Newbury, was thrown from his horse and broke his right shin-bone.
William Pery, 58: on the Monday after the birth Alice wife of John Pery died and was buried in the graveyard of Newbury church, and the death was recorded in the psalter of the church, whence he knows the date.
Henry Vykary, 52: at Easter after the birth Thomas Hunt was apprenticed to him in the art of weaving in Newbury, and he has the date by the indenture.
Roger Smyth of Newbury, 44: Thomas Smyth, his father, died within a fortnight of the birth and was buried in Newbury churchyard.
Peter Cravyswyk, 40, had a brother Henry, who held a flaming torch at the font in Woodhay church at the baptism.
William Hoome, 64: Katherine Hoome, his mother, was buried that day in the church of Midgham, and he knows from the date of the obit.
William Chalow, 57, within a fortnight of the birth had a daughter Agnes born and baptised in the church of West Woodhay.
John Smyth of Newbury, 40: on that day Henry Inkepenne had a window placed in the church of Woodhay in which the date is written.
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189 ROBERT DE PLUMPTON, KNIGHT
Writ 30 May 1407.
YORK. Inquisition. Wetherby. 29 June.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Steeton, the manor, of the manor of Spofforth by knight service, Spofforth being in the king’s hands by the forfeiture of Henry earl of Northumberland, annual value £9.
Idle, the manor, except 1,000 a. of wood, of the king in chief of the honour of Pontefract, part of the duchy of Lancaster, annual value £6.
Nesfield, the manor, of the lady of Ilkley, service unknown, annual value £5.
He died on 22 April last. Robert de Plumpton, son of William, son of Robert, is next heir, aged 24 years and more.
C 137/57, no.15
190 WILLIAM CARMYNOWE
Writ 5 April 1407.
DEVON. Inquisition. South Molton. 4 Nov.
He held the manor of Ashwater in his demesne as of fee of John Holand, earl of Huntingdon, of his castle of Barnstaple by knight service, annual value £10. The earl is under age in the king’s ward.
William died on 3 Feb. last. John his son and next heir is aged 22 years and more.
C 137/57, no.16
191 THOMAS HUDSON OF SKELTON
Writ 24 Nov. 1406.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Penrith. 18 Jan. 1407.
He held in his demesne as of fee 3 bovates in Skelton of Richard II by a cornage rent of 10 1/2d. payable at the exchequer of Carlisle on 15 Aug., annual value 6s.8d.
He died on 12 Dec. 1377. John Hudson, his son and heir, was aged 24 years at his father’s death. He did not seek livery of his lands, but was answerable for the 6s.8d. by the escheator.
John Hudson died on 29 June last. Richard Hudson, son of Thomas and brother of John, is his next heir, aged 24 years and more.
C 137/57, no.17
192 INGRAM BRUYN, KNIGHT
Writ, plura, 14 Sept. 1407.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Brentwood. 22 Sept.
He held the manor of South Ockendon with the advowson in fee tail to himself and his heirs male, with successive remainders in default of such heirs to William Marny, knight, and his heirs male, and Maurice Bruyn, knight, and his heirs male. It is held of the countess of Hereford by knight service, annual value £40. The countess is holding it until the full age of the heir in virtue of royal letters patent [CFR 1399–1405, p.74].
He also held 2 a. in Stifford with the advowson, which were not mentioned in the former inquisition [CIPM XVIII, no.93]. Of whom and by what service they are held, and the annual value are unknown. William Marny, knight, has occupied them and taken the profits, title unknown.
He died on 12 Aug. 1400. Maurice Bruyn, esquire, his son and next heir, was aged 21 years and more on 14 Sept. last.
C 137/59, no.52
193 ELIZABETH WIDOW OF INGRAM BRUYN, KNIGHT
Writ 20 Sept. 1407.
KENT. Inquisition. Deptford. 21 Sept.
She held in dower of the king in chief by knight service after the death of Ingram her husband a third part of the manor of Beckenham of the inheritance of Maurice Bruyn, his son and heir, annual value 40s.
She died on 14 Dec. 1405. Maurice was aged 21 years on 14 Sept. last. William Marny, knight, has held and taken the profits since her death, title unknown.
194
Writ 20 Sept. 1407.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Brentwood. 21 Sept.
She held in dower of the countess of Hereford by knight service a third part of the manor of South Ockendon of the inheritance of Maurice Bruyn, son and heir of Ingram and herself, annual value £13.
Date of death, heir and subsequent tenure as above.
195
Writ 20 Sept. 1407.
DORSET. Inquisition. Shaftesbury. 22 Sept.
She held in dower after the death of Ingram her husband of the king by knight service a third part of the manor of Ranston of the inheritance of Maurice Bruyn, their son, annual value 5 marks.
Date of death, heir and subsequent tenure as above.
196
Writ 20 Sept. 1407.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Fordingbridge. 22 Sept.
She held in dower after the death of Ingram Bruyn, her husband, of the inheritance of Maurice Bruyn, their son:
Godshill, a third part of a close, 20 a. arable, 8 a. meadow, and 100 a. heath, of the king of the manor of Lyndhurst by the rent of 1 arrowshaft or 1d., annual value 10s.11d.
Fordingbridge, a third part of the manor, of the countess of Kent by knight service, annual value 110s.
William Marny, knight, has held the third parts of the close etc. and of the manor since her death and taken the profits, title unknown.
She also held for life the manor of Rowner with the advowson by the grant of John Marcham, parson of Beckenham, to Ingram Bruyn, Elizabeth herself and his heirs male, with remainder to Maurice Bruyn. It is held of the king by a rent of 40s., annual value £10, and the advowson when it occurs 10 marks.
Date of death and heir as above. The abbot of Titchfield has held Rowner since her death and taken the profits, title unknown.
C 137/58, no.18
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197 EDMUND MISSYNDEN, KNIGHT
Writ 24 Oct. 1406.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Farley Chamberlayne. 12 Nov.
He held the manor and advowson of Farley Chamberlayne in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by paying for scutage, when it is imposed, whether it be for more or less, 6d. for all services, annual value £8.
He died seised of them on 12 Oct. 1394. Bernard his son and next heir is aged 21 years and more.
Bernard Brokays, senior, and Juliana his wife, widow of Edmund Missenden, were granted the manor by the king to hold from the death of Edmund until the full age of Bernard or, if he failed to reach full age, until the next heir reached full age [CPR 1391–6, p.575]. Bernard Brokays, knight, died. Juliana married Thomas Shelle, knight, who forfeited for treason. Bernard and Juliana, and Thomas and Juliana, together held it for seven years from the death of Edmund. Then it was taken into the king’s hands and granted by the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to John Payntour, who held for two years, after which they granted it to John Frome for one year, and then to John Boys who still holds.
C 137/58, no.22
198 JULIANA WIDOW OF EDMUND DE MUSSENDEN, KNIGHT
Writ 29 Aug. 1407.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Louth. 9 Sept. 1407.
She held the manor of Brackenborough for life of the inheritance of Bernard, son and heir of Edmund and now of full age. It is held of John Helynges, knight, as one quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £10.
In dower of Edmund she held the manor of Kelstern and a third part of 6 a. there for life, with reversion to Bernard. It is held of the king in chief, service unknown; annual values, the manor 100s., third part of 6 a. 6d.
She died on 25 Aug. last. Bernard her son and next heir is aged 22 years and more.
199
Writ 29 Aug. 1407.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury. 9 Sept.
She held for life of the inheritance of Bernard de Mussenden, son and heir of Edmund, who is of full age:
Great Missenden, half the manor, of the earl of Stafford, who is under age in the king’s ward, by the service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks.
Amersham, 2 cottages, of the countess of Hereford by knight service, annual value 2s.
Quainton, the manor, of the prince [of Wales] as one knight’s fee, annual value £10.
Swanbourne, 2 messuages and 30 a., of the prince of the honour of Berkhamsted by knight service, annual value 3s.
Littlecote, 1 messuage and 30 a., of the same of the same honour, annual value 20s.
Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/58, no.19
E 149/89, no.8
200 JOHN BOWGHTON
Writ 18 Jan. 1407.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. East Retford. 28 May.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Boughton and Clarborough, 1 capital messuage and various lands and tenements, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by the service of attendance at his court (landam) at Bassetlaw twice yearly, annual value 10s.(?).
Welham, 1 messuage and 80 a., of William Beauchamp, knight, … William S… by suit of court at South Wheatley every three weeks, annual value 12s.
Hayton, 3 messuages, of the archbishop of York by the service of attendance at his court of Scrooby twice yearly, annual value 20s.
He died on 2 Jan. 1405. John Huntyngfeld of Nottingham alias John Saunby is his kinsman and next heir, being the son of John Huntyngfeld, son of Beatrice, sister of John, the father of John Bowghton, aged 40 years and more. John Neelson has held the premises since his death and taken the profits, title unknown.
C 137/58, no.20