Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 255-299

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 255-299

255 JOHN PLECY
Writ 5 Dec. 1406.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Ringwood. 1 Aug. 1408.
He held 5 messuages in Christchurch in his demesne as of fee of the heir of John late earl of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 16s.6d.
He died on 20 Nov. 1406. John his son and next heir was aged 20 at Midsummer last. William Filoll and John Cheverell have taken the profits since his death in virtue of letters patent [CPR 1405–8, p.458].
256
Writ 5 Dec. 1406.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 17 Feb. 1407.
He held the manor of Burton Latimer called Plessy manor in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the service of one knight’s fee, annual value £12.
Date of death as above. John his son and heir was 18 years of age and no more at Midsummer last.
257
Writ 5 Dec. 1406.
SURREY. Inquisition. Leatherhead. 14 Feb. 1407.
He held three parts of the manor of Headley in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief of the honour of Boulogne by the service of a third part of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £4.
Date of death and heir as above [no.256].
258
Writ 5 Dec. 1406.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester. 24 Sept. 1407.
Jointly with Michaela his wife, who survives him, he held a rent of 20s. from a messuage and 40 a. which Nicholas Edmond held of them in Charlton Horethorne. They held the rent and homage of Nicholas by the grant of Peter Plecy to them and the heirs of John by a charter shown to the jurors. It is held of the earl of Salisbury, service unknown.
Date of death and heir, aged 20 years at Midsummer last, as above.
259
Writ 5 Dec. 1406; and writ, precipimus, ordering the return to chancery of the inquisitions already taken in Somerset and Dorset, 13 July 1408.
DORSET. Inquisition ex officio. Dorchester. 14 May 1408.
John son of John Plecy held in his demesne as of fee:
Wimborne Minster, 6 messuages with curtilages, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster of the borough of Wimborne Minster in free burgage, annual value 6s.8d.
Kentleworth and Marnhull, 1 carucate, of the abbot of Glastonbury by knight service, annual value 40s.
Wimborne St. Giles, Sutton Holms and Romford, 12 a. arable, 6 a. meadow, 6 a. wood and 10 a. pasture, of Thomas Wake and Elizabeth his wife of their manor of Wimborne St. Giles; and 1 carucate in Kinson of the same of their manor of Kinson; services unknown, annual value together 40s.
Hamworthy by Poole, 1 carucate, of the heir of the earl of Salisbury, a minor in the king’s ward, service unknown, annual value 40s.
Sturminster Marshall, 6 a. arable and 1/2 a. meadow, of William Stourton and others of the manor of Tarrant Rushton, service unknown, annual value 2s.; and a third part of a messuage, of the heir of Thomas Gorges, a minor in the king’s ward, in socage, annual value 12d.
West Moors, 1 carucate, of Joan wife of John Cary, knight, service unknown, annual value 40s.
John Plecy, his father, once held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Shapwick of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, and granted a rent of 10 marks from it, payable at Michaelmas, to John the son and Michaela his wife, who survives him, for their lives with the condition that they might distrain if it was in arrears by 15 days. The elder John died and his son entered the manor as heir and so held it; annual value beyond the rent 66s.8d.
Date of death as above. John his son and heir was aged 19 years at Midsummer last. The lands and tenements belong to the king because John Plecy held elsewhere as a tenant in chief.
260
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester. 1 Oct. 1408.
All his holdings are given as in the last inquisition with the following additions:
The premises in Wimborne St. Giles, Sutton Holme and Romford include 1 messuage within the same annual value.
The carucate in West Moors is said to be held of Joan wife of John Cary, knight, of her manor of Farnham.
Long before his death John Plecy held the manor of West Parley in his demesne as of fee of the earl of March by knight service and granted it to John Plecy and Richard Maleward, clerks, Richard Dru and John Casynet, deceased, William Frebody and Oliver Fyfre, and their heirs and assigns, on condition that they should re-enfeoff Michaela his wife and himself and his heirs when required. They held the manor, did not re-enfeoff, and still so hold; annual value 100s.
Date of death and heir as above [no.255]
C 137/60, no.63
C 137/69, no.62
E 149/89, no.12
261 JOYCE WIFE OF HUGH BURNELL, KNIGHT
Writ 17 Jan. 1407.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Coleshill. 11 April.
Jointly with Hugh her husband, who survives her, she held the manor of Bordesley with view of frankpledge of Aston and the hamlet of Duddeston of the king in chief by the grant of Roger Caumpden and John Hyde, clerks, and Edward Dacton by a fine [CP 25(1)/289/54, no.149]; the manor and view of frankpledge by the service of a twelfth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 22 marks, and the hamlet, parcel of the manor, by a twentieth part of a fee, annual value 26s.8d.
She died on 1 Jan. last.
Joyce wife of Adam de Peeshale, knight, Maud Buttetourt, Agnes Buttetourt, Maurice de Berkeley and Agnes and Joyce Wykes, daughters of Joan late the wife of John de Wykes, are next heirs. Joyce Peeshale, Maud and Agnes Buttetourt are sisters of John, father of Joyce Burnell, Maud being a nun professed in the abbey of Polesworth, Warwickshire, and Agnes in the abbey of Elstow, Bedfordshire. Maurice de Berkeley is the son of Maurice, son of Katherine sister of John Buttetourt, father of Joyce. Agnes and Joyce Wykes are daughters of Joan, daughter of Alice Kiryell, sister of John Buttetourt. Joyce Peeshale, Maud and Agnes are aged 40 years and more, Maurice de Berkeley 7 years and more, Agnes Wykes 9 years and more, and Joyce Wykes 7 years and more.
262
Writ 17 Jan. 1407.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Walsall. 24 March.
Jointly with Hugh her husband, who survives her, she held the manors of Handsworth, Maer and Clent, with the advowsons of Handsworth and Maer, and 1 a. beside the park of the castle of Weoley, by the grant of Roger Campden and John Hyde, clerks, and Edward de Acton [as above, no.261], all of the king in chief; Handsworth by the service of a sixth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks; Maer and Clent at fee farm by the payment of 100s. at the exchequer by the sheriff, annual value beyond that 24 marks; and the 1 a. with the castle by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 4d.
Date of death and heirs as above.
263
Writ 17 Jan. 1407.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Newport Pagnell. 18 March.
Roger Campeden and John Hyde, clerks, and Edward de Acton by a fine of 1386 [CP 25(1)/21/106, no.88] granted the reversion of the manors of Little Linford and Newport Pagnell, which Thomas Harecourt, knight, and Maud his wife held for the life of Maud, to Hugh Burnell and Joyce on condition that if Hugh survived Joyce, and if he or his assigns should peacefully hold the castle of Weoley, the manors of Northfield, Cradley, Old Swinford, Handsworth, Maer, Clent and Bordesley, the view of frankpledge in Aston and the advowsons of Old Swinford, Handsworth and Maer, without interference owing to any claim on account of any title of waste or otherwise by the heirs of Joyce, then he should have these manors of Little Linford and Newport Pagnell for life with remainder to the heirs of Joyce; but if he or his assigns were impleaded by the heirs of Joyce, and if they failed to yield to him the above castle, manors, view of frankpledge and advowsons, or any parcel of them or of the hamlet of Duddeston, then he should hold the manors of Little Linford and Newport Pagnell to himself and his heirs for ever. The fine was shown to the jurors.
Maud wife of Thomas Harecourt died. Hugh and Joyce entered the manors of Little Linford and Newport Pagnell and held them jointly according to the conditions of the fine. They are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual values 20 marks and £40. Joyce is now dead and Hugh survives. Whether he has been impleaded on account of waste or otherwise is unknown.
Date of death and heirs as above [no.261].
264
Writ 17 Jan. 1407.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester. 2 April.
She held jointly with Hugh her husband the castle of Weoley, the manors of Northfield, Cradley and Old Swinford and the advowson of Old Swinford in accordance with the first fine mentioned above [no.261]. All are held of the king in chief by knight service; Weoley by the service of a quarter fee, annual value 40s.; Northfield by a quarter fee, annual value £10; Cradley by a quarter fee, annual value 66s.8d.; and Old Swinford manor as a twelfth part of a fee, annual value 100s.
Date of death and heirs as above [no.261].
265
Writ 17 Jan. 1407.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge. 12 March.
She held nothing in Cambridgeshire.
Date of death and heirs as above [no.261].
266
Writ 17 Jan. 1407.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Ashby de la Zouch. 12 April.
She held nothing in Leicestershire.
Date of death and heirs as above [no.261].
267
Writ 17 Jan. 1407.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Haverhill. 23 April.
She held nothing in Suffolk.
Date of death and heirs as above [no.261].
C 137/60, no.64
E 149/89, no.20
E 152/420
268 WILLIAM BEAUMOND
Writ 16 Dec. 1406.
DEVON. Inquisition. South Molton. 4 Nov. 1407.
He held the manor and advowson of Heanton Punchardon jointly with Isabel his wife of Edward Corteney, earl of Devon, of his castle of Okehampton by knight service; annual values, manor 20 marks, advowson nil.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Shirwell, the manor, hundred and advowson, Landcross, the manor and advowson and Ashford, the manor, of the same earl of the same castle; annual values, Shirwell manor and hundred £40, Landcross 100s., Ashford 100s., advowsons nil.
Ashwater, a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 50s.; Lyn, 1 messuage and 1/2 ferling, annual value 4s.; ‘Nytherhole’, 1 messuage and 1 ferling, annual value 20s.; Aylescott, the manor, annual value 40s.; all of John Holand, earl of Huntingdon, a minor in the king’s ward, of his castle of Barnstaple by knight service; East Hagginton, the manor, annual value 60s., of the same earl of his manor of Dartington by knight service, annual value 60s.; Barnstaple, 12 messuages, of the same earl of the castle there in socage, annual value 36s.8d. and ‘Cotsknoll’, 1 messuage and 4 ferlings, of William la Souche of his castle of Totnes by knight service, annual value 4 marks.
269
Commission to John Greynville, knight, Robert Chalons, knight, sheriff of Devon, William Fry, Walter Pollard and the escheator to inquire into further holdings, 10 March 1410 [CPR 1408–13, p.182].
DEVON. Inquisition before John Greynville, Walter Pollard and the escheator, commissioners. Great Torrington. 28 March.
He did hold more than stated in the above inquisition, namely in his demesne as of fee:
Holland in the manor of Littleham, 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, of the king in chief, annual value 20s.
Hole in the manor of Annery, 1 virgate, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 6d.
Littleham, 1 virgate, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 6d.
Parkham, 2 parts of the manor, of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, of his castle of Okehampton by knight service, annual value £40.
Upcott by Bideford, 1 messuage and 4 ferlings, of Thomas Broke, knight, of his manor of Iddesleigh by knight service, annual value 40s.
Ashridge, 1 messuage and 3 ferlings, of Constance Lady Despenser of the honour of Gloucester by knight service, annual value 26s.8d.
Dodscott, 1 messuage, 2 ferlings and 10s. rent, of the same lady by knight service, annual value 30s.
…, 3 messuages and 3 ferlings, of Thomas Flemmyng, knight, of his manor of Bratton by knight service, annual value 20s.
Brownsland, 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, of John Arondell, knight, of his manor of Spreacombe by knight service, annual value 16s.
Bishopsteignton and Newport, 20s. rent, of the bishop of Exeter of his manor of Bishopsteignton, service unknown.
‘Lampford’, 5 messuages and 5 ferlings, of Constance Lady Despenser of the fee of Gloucester by knight service, annual value 4 marks.
Thomas Beaumont, brother of William, has held all since his death and still holds and takes the profits, title unknown. He is answerable to the king.
Thomas son of William is his next heir, aged 9(?) years and more.
John Greynville and Walter Pollard have taken all the premises into the king’s hands and John Ralegh, the escheator, is answerable to the king for the profits in accordance with the letters patent.
270
Writ, plura, 29 Oct. 1411.
DEVON. Inquisition. Barnstaple. 5 March 1412.
He did hold more than was stated in the former inquisition, namely in his demesne as of fee: 4s. rent in East Putford of John Pollard, 1 meadow in Bradford of the prior of Barnstaple, and 5s. rent in the same place of the same prior, services unknown, annual value of all together 10s.
Thomas his son and next heir is aged 11 years and more.
271
Writ for fees. 30 Oct. 1411.
DEVON. Inquisition. Barnstaple. 5 March 1412.
He held the following:
Halsbury, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, held by John Smyth and Joan his wife as 1/4 fee.
Parkham, 1 messuage and 1 ferling, held by Walter Boghedon as 1/40 fee; 1 messuage and 1 ferling, held by John Mantel as 1/40 fee; 1 messuage and 1/2 ferling, held by Thomas Boredon as 1/60 fee; and 1 messuage and 1/2 ferling, held by John Swene as 1/60 fee.
Sedborough, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, held by William Boteler as 1/4 fee.
Broadparkham, 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, held by Baldwin Holle as 1/20 fee.
Bocombe, 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, held by Stephen Denechyne as 1/20 fee.
East Putford, 1 messuage and 1 ferling, held by Walter Pollard as 1/40 fee.
Parkham, 2 messuages and 1 carucate, held by Henry Foleford as 1/3 fee.
Lyn, 1 messuage and 1 ferling, held by Walter Albard and Juliana Knyth as 1/40 fee.
Ashwater, 1 messuage and 1 ferling, held by the heir of Walter Eyr as 1/40 fee.
Chasty, 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, held by Thomas Chagesty as 1/20 fee.
Dodscott, 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, held by William Blench as 1/20 fee; 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, held by William Northwode as 1/20 fee; 1 messuage and 1 ferling, held by Thomas Gay as 1/40 fee; 1 messuage and 1 ferling, held by Ivo Frende as 1/40 fee; and 1 messuage and 1 carucate, held by the heirs of Ashmansworth and ‘Bernysford’ as 1/4 fee.
Belstone, 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, held by the heir of John Bygger as 1/20 fee; 1 messuage and 1 ferling, held by John Seneger as 1/40 fee; 1 messuage and 1 ferling, held by William Gaddyng as 1/40 fee; and 1 messuage and 1/2 ferling, held by John Burnard as 1/60 fee.
Hask, 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, held by Henry Foleford as 1/20 fee.
East Pitton, 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, held by William Estbroke as 1/20 fee.
Grendon, 1 messuage and 1/2 ferling, held by Walter Grendon as 1/60 fee.
Partridge, ‘Backys’ and Treable, 2 messuages and 2 carucates, held by Richard Baron, Thomas Trebel, John Deker, John Tymmer and John Forsse as 1/2 fee.
Crockernwell, 2 a., held by Henry Langburgh and Alice atte Brugge as 1/100 fee.
Legh, 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, held by John Hardyng as 1/20 fee.
East Stowford, 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, held by William Dynaw as 1/20 fee; and 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, held by Thomas Gubbe as 1/20 fee.
Cockhill, 1 messuage and 1 ferling, held by Henry Cokhull as 1/40 fee.
‘Hulle’, 2 messuages and 2 ferlings, held by Thomas Lote and Alice Cokhull as 1/20 fee.
Wheel and Hagginton, 2 messuages and 2 ferlings, held by John Wylla and John Adekyn as 1/20 fee.
Watermouth, 1 messuage and 1/2 ferling, held by William Watermouth as 1/60 fee.
Ettiford, 1 messuage and 1 ferling, held by William atte Bear as 1/40 fee.
‘Knoll’, 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, held by John Clerk and William Cory as 1/20 fee.
Chivenor, 2 messuages and 1 ferling, held by John Chevener and John Clerke as 1/15 fee.
Wrafton, 1 messuage and 3 ferlings, held by Alice Houte, the heir of William Cusse, and John Baghel as 1/40 fee.
Blakewell, 2 messuages and 1 carucate, held by Thomas Pyllond as 1/2 fee.
Little Yarnscombe, 4 messuages and 2 carucates, held by Amery Fythwaryn as 1 fee.
Ilsington and Ingsdon, 8 messuages and 4 carucates, held by John Dynham, knight, as 2 fees.
Nether Loxhore, 2 messuages and 1/2 ferling, held by Edward earl of Devon and Richard Foldehay as 1/15 fee.
Over Loxhore, 1 messuage and 2 ferlings, held by Simon Lokkyshore as 1/15 fee.
He also held the advowsons of Parkham, Shirwell and Landcross, and jointly with his wife Isabel the advowson of Heanton Punchardon with the advowson of the chantry there; annual values Parkham £30, Heanton Punchardon £12, Shirwell £10, Landcross £4, chantry of Heanton Punchardon 40s.
C 137/60, no.66; 77, no.25; 87, no.37
272 WALTER FITZWAUTER, KNIGHT
Writ 8 Oct. 1406.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Diss. 30 July 1407.
He held nothing in Norfolk.
He died on 16 May 1406. Humphrey his son and next heir was aged 8 years on 18 Oct. last.
273
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Sudbury. 9 July 1407.
In 1393-4, before the general pardon that was granted in the parliament of 1397, he gave two parts of the manor of Thurston to John de Cobbeham, knight, and Thomas Remys, who are still living, and others now deceased, to hold to them and their heirs and assigns. They held and the tenants attorned to them. Afterwards by royal licence [CPR 1405–8, p.274] they gave the two parts of the manor to Joan his wife and her heirs by him, with remainder to his right heirs. They are held of the duchy of Lancaster service unknown, annual value £4.
Date of death and heir as above.
274
Writ 8 Oct. 1406.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Boston. 5 Jan. 1407.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Moulton, a third part and half of a third of the manor, of the prior of Spalding in socage by a rent of 42s.10d., annual value £75.
Fleet, a third part and half of a third of the manor, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value £60.
Beausolace in Algarkirk, a half and a third part of the manor, of the heir of Stephen de Wygtoft by knight service, annual value £8.
Skirbeck, a third part and half of a third of the manor with the advowson at alternate presentations, of the earl of Westmorland of the earldom of Richmond by knight service, annual value £6 13s.4d.
Scrivelsby, a rent of 1 sparrowhawk or 6s.8d. from the heir of Robert Wyllughby, knight, for a tenement there, of the heir of Lord Hastings, service unknown.
Date of death and heir as above.
275
Writ 8 Oct. 1406.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford. 15 April 1407.
He held in right of Joan his wife, who survives him:
Lyonshall, the castle and lordship, of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value £20.
Dorstone, the castle and lordship, of the same earl of the honour of Clifford by knight service, annual value 10 marks.
Bishopstone, a quarter of the manor, of the bishop of Hereford by knight service, annual value 40s.
Newton in the March of Wales, half the manor, of the earl of March of the honour of Clifford by knight service, annual value 20s.
Date of death and heir as above.
276
Writ 8 Oct. 1406.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Great Coggeshall. 26 Feb. 1407.
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 40 a. in Lexden called ‘Fraunceystenement’ in the borough of the liberty of Colchester, in which Clement Spice enfeoffed Walter the father of Walter by indenture on certain conditions; and rents of 12d. and 1 lb. cumin or 1d. from the lands and tenements of Clement Spice there, of the king in free burgage, as Colchester is held; annual value together 26s.8d.
In 1395–6 long before his death and before the general pardon granted in the parliament of 1397, he granted the manors of Henham, Roydon, Dunmow and Ashdon to John de Cobbeham, knight, Thomas Remys and other persons now deceased, to hold to them and their heirs and assigns. The tenants attorned to them; and afterwards they regranted them to Joan his wife, her heirs by him and his right heirs as above [no.273].
Also long before he died he granted the manors of Burnham and Woodham Walter, with lands, meadows, pasture and rents in Ulting, parcel of the manor of Woodham Walter, to John Basset, John Tannere, parson of Great Tey, Alexander Warderobe, Hubert parson of Diss, Henry de Teye, John Wiche, Simon Cisterne, parson of Burnham, and Ralph parson of Peldon and their heirs and assigns, by royal licence. They held, the tenants attorned to them, and they regranted them to Joan his wife and her heirs by him [CPR 1405–8, p.461].
Walter the father of Walter held the manors of Lexden, Creeksea and Caidge in his demesne as of fee and enfeoffed Walter Fitwalter, senior, his uncle, Alexander de Walden, knight, and John Stowe. They held them, the tenants attorned to them, and they regranted them to Simon archbishop of Canterbury, Walter the father, Thomas Percy, knight, Robert de Swynbourne, knight, and others now deceased, and Clement Spice; and by a fine of 1377 [CP 25(1)/289/52, no.9] they granted them to Walter and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to the right heirs of his father.
Walter the father by his charter enrolled in chancery in 1379 [CCR 1377–81, p.220] granted to Thomas Percy, knight, Robert Swynbourne, John parson of Great Tey and others now deceased, and Clement Spice the manor and advowson of Great Tey, with 1 messuage, 140 a. arable, 12 a. wood and a meadow called Uphall with rents in Great Tey for the term of their lives. The tenants attorned to them. Long before his death, before he crossed the sea in the company of Blanche, the king’s daughter, by his deed he granted them all his rights there and the advowson. So at his death he did not hold the manors of Lexden, Creeksea, Caidge and Great Tey, nor the advowson nor the reversion after the death of Clement Spice, which now belong to his heir by right of inheritance.
Great Tey, the manor and lands there are held of the king of the honour of Boulogne by knight service, annual value £30; Caidge and Creeksea of the bishop of London, service unknown, annual value £8; and Lexden in the liberty of Colchester of the king in free burgage, service unknown, annual value beyond the wages and fees of the parker there £12.
Clement Spice granted his estate in Lexden and Great Tey except the advowson to Henry Dunmowe and Nicholas Clerke, vicar of White Notley, and they afterwards granted their estate to Joan countess of Hereford, Essex and Northampton, William Marny, knight, Clement Spice and others.
Long before his death Walter granted by charter all the tenement called ‘Parkerestenement’ in Woodham Walter to John Tannere for life, and for this Tannere has a charter of pardon from the king [CPR 1405–8, p.226]. He also granted by deed all his part of the lordship of Maldon with rents, view of frankpledge, profits of court and all other profits to Henry de Teye for life, and this was confirmed by the general pardon of Richard II.
Walter the father of Walter long before his death by his letters patent dated 1375 granted to Richard Drynge, who is still alive, the office of parker of the park of Lexden for life with the keeping of the warren, with fees of 3d. daily, a robe of Walter’s livery or 13s.4d. yearly, pasture for 6 cows, 12 pigs, 12 sheep and 4 heifers with their offspring for one year in the park, and hay for his horse.
Date of death and heir as above.
277
Writ for fees, 26 April 1407.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Maldon. 18 June.
He held the following:
Little Oakley, Little Baddow, Mowden, Tolleshunt Knights and Boreham, 5 1/2 fees, of which John de Walton held 2 1/2 in Little Oakley, John de Bohun, knight, 1 in Little Baddow, William Rikhild 1 in Mowden, Robert Neuport 1/2 in Tolleshunt Knights and the prior of Little Leighs 1/2 in Boreham.
Norton and Langford, 1 1/4 fees formerly held by Oliver de Bolynn.
Little Baddow, 1/2 fee held by John Eldres.
Mundon, 1/2 fee once held by James de Bures.
Chalvedon, 1/2 fee and 1/4 fee held by the prior of the hospital of St. Mary outside Bishopsgate, London.
Hanningfield, 1 1/2 fees held by William Hanyngfeld.
Burnham, 1/2 fee and 1/3 fee held by John Baynard, the prior of Newark and the prior of Dunmow.
Little [Cam?]bridge, 1/2 fee held by John Snakeshull(?).
Wakes Colne, 1 fee held by the countess of Kent.
Ramsey, Belchamp Walter and Gosfield, 3 fees once held by the earl of Oxford.
Langenhoe, 1/2 fee held by John de Boys.
Stanway, 1 fee held by John Doreward.
Feering, 1 fee held by the abbot of St. John’s, Colchester.
Lexden, 1 fee held by Clement Spice.
Fambridge, 1 fee held by the daughters and heirs of William Berland.
Mayland, 1/3 fee held by the prior of Bicknacre.
Great Braxted, 1 fee held by Reynold de Grey.
Chigwell, 1 fee held by Alexander de Goldyngham.
Roydon, 1/2 fee held by the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem; and 1/23 fee formerly held by Robert de Sharnebrook.
Wenden Lofts, 1 fee once held by Benet de Alneto.
Wenden and Wendens Ambo, 1 fee held by the abbot of Tilty and Robert de la Rokele.
Ashdon, the advowson, annual value £20, and Little Dunmow, the advowson of the priory, 40 marks.
C 137/60, no.67
E 149/89, no.4
278 MARGARET WIDOW OF THOMAS DE BELLO CAMPO, EARL OF WARWICK
Writ 24 Jan. 1407.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Watton. 3 Feb.
She held the manors of Saham Toney, Necton and Little Cressingham with the hundreds of Wayland and Grimshoe in her demesne as of fee by the grant of John Say, Richard de Puryngton and Richard de Brumlegh, clerk, by a fine of 1383 by royal licence [CP 25(1)/289/53 no.79, licence CPR 1381–5, p.222] shown to the jurors, to Thomas de Bello Campo, Margaret and their heirs. They are held of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown; annual values, Saham Toney £20, Necton £10, Little Cressingham 10 marks, the hundreds 100s. All are part of the earldom of Warwick.
She also held the manor of Panworth in Ashill in her demesne in fee tail by the grant of Thomas Aldebury, clerk, to Thomas and Margaret and their heirs, of the earl of March of the honour of Clare, service unknown, annual value £10.
She held the advowson of the priory of Shouldham in dower of Thomas, with reversion to Richard their son, annual value 10s.
Richard de Bello Campo, now earl of Warwick, their son and heir is aged 25 years and more.
She died on 22 Jan. last.
279
Writ 24 Jan. 1407.
DEVON. Inquisition. South Tawton. 21 Feb.
She held in dower of Thomas a third part of the manor of South Tawton, with reversion to Richard their son, now earl of Warwick. All three parts are held of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown; annual value of the third part 40s.
Date of death and heir as above.
280
Writ 24 Jan. 1407.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Chipping Campden. 16 Feb.
She held the manor of Childs Wickham by Evesham in her demesne in fee tail by the grant of Edmund de Brygge, Richard Bromley, clerk, and Robert Russell to Thomas earl of Warwick, Margaret herself and their heirs, of the earl of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value £20.
In dower of Thomas she held the manor of Lydney of the same earl, service unknown, with reversion to Richard, now earl of Warwick, their son. There are no buildings; 2 a. underwood, annual value 2s.; assize rents of free and customary tenants payable at Lady Day and Michaelmas, £4; and pleas and perquisites of courts, 6s.8d.
Date of death and heir as above.
281
Writ 24 Jan. 1407.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Stratford. 29 Jan.
She held the manor of Walthamstow Tony in her demesne as of fee by the grant of Thomas Aldebury, clerk, to Thomas her husband, herself and their heirs, of the king of the honour of Boulogne by the service of half a knight’s fee as part of the earldom of Warwick, annual value 40 marks.
She also held the manor of Walthamstow Francis in fee tail by the grant of Nicholas Lillyng, knight, Roger Tangele, clerk, and Thomas Aldebury, to them and their heirs, of the king of the same honour as half a knight’s fee, annual value £10.
Date of death and heir as above.
282
Writ 24 Jan. 1407.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester. 7 Feb.
She held in fee tail by the grant of Hugh de Segrave and Henry de Arderne, knights, and Richard de Puryngton and John Harewode, clerks, to Thomas her husband, herself and their heirs:
Elmley castle and manor, and Wadborough, Stoulton and Kersoe manors, members of the castle and manor, of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value 100 marks.
Salwarpe manor, a member of the same, of the prior of Coventry, service unknown, annual value £20.
Droitwich, 14 saltpans and 20 marks rent, of Eleanor [recte Elizabeth] countess of Kent, service unknown, annual value 25 marks.
She held in her demesne in fee tail by the grant of Edmund Brugge, John Aleyn and Richard de Temedbury to them and their heirs 14 saltpans in Droitwich and Upwich with their vats, and saltwater pans in Droitwich situated in Upwich, of Eleanor [recte Elizabeth] countess of Kent, service unknown, annual value 4 marks.
She also held in her demesne in fee tail by the grant of William Cokesey and William Spernore, esquires, and Roger Tangeley and Richard Bromley, clerks, to them and their heirs:
Bewdley, the manor, of the abbot of Pershore, service unknown, annual value 20 marks.
Grafton, the manor, of the abbot of Westminster, service unknown, annual value 20 marks.
Earls Croome, the manor, of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value £10.
Ribbesford, the manor, with its members of Rock and Lindon, of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value 20 marks.
Worcester, 8 messuages, 12 cottages and £4 rent in the city, of the king in socage, annual value £15.
In dower with reversion to Richard, now earl of Warwick, her son, she held:
Yardley, the manor, of the abbot of Pershore, service unknown, annual value £10.
Shrawley, the manor, of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks.
Hadzor, the manor and a wood there called ‘Ovewode’, of the abbot of Westminster, service unknown, annual value 20s.
She also held in dower with reversion to Richard the following knight’s fees, extending at the amounts shown:
Crowle, 1 fee held by the preceptor of St. Wolfstan’s, Worcester, and John Froxmere, 100s.
Fairfield, 1 fee held by the heir of Thomas Botiller of Sudeley, knight, £20.
Little Kyre, 1/2 fee held by Roger le Mortymer, 40s.
Redmarley Oliver, 1 fee held by Hugh Cheyne, knight, and John Meysy, 66s.8d.
Waresley, 1/2 fee held by Robert de Clare, 40s.
Barrow, 1/2 fee held by the heir of William de Barewe, 20s.
Norchard, 1/4 fee held by John Blount, 13s.4d.
Eastham, 1 fee held by William Lyngeyn, clerk, and others, 20 marks.
Shelsley Beauchamp, 1/2 fee held by William Wysham, knight, £10.
Shrawley, the advowson, 10 marks.
All the tenants of these fees are living.
Date of death and heir as above.
283
Writ 24 Jan. 1407.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Newmarket. 8 Feb.
She held in dower of her late husband, Thomas earl of Warwick, with reversion to Richard de Bello Campo, now earl of Warwick, son of Thomas and herself:
Kirtling, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £30.
Long Stanton, a service rent of 10 marks, of the king in chief, payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas.
Brinkley, 1/2 knight’s fee held by the heirs of John and Andrew Mouhon, extending at 60s.
Whittlesford, 1/4 fee held by Edmund Thorp, knight, in right of his wife, extending at 40 marks.
Kirtling, the advowson, extending at 20 marks.
The tenants are alive and of full age.
Date of death and heir as above.
284
Writ 24 Jan. 1407.
LONDON. Inquisition. London. 28 Jan.
She held in her demesne as of fee a town house in Old Dean’s Lane with 6 houses, 16 shops, 1 toft, and the rent of 16 shops in the parish of St. Sepulchre Newgate, which Stephen Sutton, formerly valet of the chamber of the earl, held for life. Hugh Segrave, knight, Richard de Pyrryngton and John Ermysthorp, clerk, granted them to Thomas and Margaret and their heirs. They are held of the king in free burgage, as all London is, annual value £12.
Date of death and heir, aged 24 years and more, as above.
285
Writ 24 Jan. 1407.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Southampton. 17 Feb.
She held in dower two messuages and the office of weigher in Southampton, of the king in grand serjeanty, with reversion to Richard, now earl of Warwick, her son, annual value £10.
Date of death and heir as above [no.278].
286
Writ 24 Jan. 1407.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Lutterworth. 10 Feb.
She held the manor of Kibworth Beauchamp, parcel of the earldom of Warwick, in her demesne in fee tail by the grant of John Say, Richard de Pyryngton, clerk, and Richard de Brumlegh by a fine of 1383 as above [no.278] made with royal licence to Thomas, Margaret and their heirs. It is held of the king in chief by the service of napery at the coronation of the queen, annual value £40.
Date of death and heir as above [no.278].
287
WARWICK. Inquisition. Warwick. 7 Feb. 1407.
She held the manor of Ladbrooks in Tanworth in her demesne in fee tail by the grant of Thomas Aldebury, clerk, to Thomas, Margaret herself and their heirs. It is held of the king of the honour of Peverel by the service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s.
She held in dower the manors of Berkswell and Lighthorne and the undernamed knight’s fees. The manors are held of the king in chief by knight service. At Berkswell there are: the site, annual value nil; 200 a. arable, 26s.8d.; 20 a. meadow, 20s.; a park, beyond the maintenance of the game, 13s.4d., and underwood there 10s.; and assize rents, £29 payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas. At Lighthorne: the site, annual value nil; dovecot, 3s.4d.; 3 carucates, 60s.; 30 a. meadow, 30s.; assize rents, £20 payable similarly; and pleas and perquisites of court at Berkswell, 23s.4d. The fees, extending at the amounts shown, are:
Amington, 1 fee held by William de Clynton, knight, £20.
Moxhull, 1/2 fee held by Helen de Arderne, 100s.
Wiggins Hill, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Ralph de Wylyngton, 40s.
Whitacre, 1/4 fee held by the heir of John Petche, £3.
Elmdon, 1/2 fee held by the same, 100s.
Whittington, 1 fee held by William lord of Astley, £40.
Sheldon, 1/2 fee held by Richard Arundell, knight, 100s.
Corley, 1/2 fee held by William de Bello Campo, knight, £10.
Barton, 1/4 fee held by William Ranys and John de Clynton, 40s.
Charlecote, 1/2 fee held by the heir of John de Mounfort, 100s.
Bedsworth, 1/4 fee held by Thomas Archer, 40s.
Wormleighton, 1 fee held by the heir of John Harecourt, £20.
Pillerton Hersey, 1 fee held by the heir of John de Thornebury, knight, £20.
Winterton, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Lord le Despenser, 100s.
Whitchurch, 1 fee held by the heir of Peter de Monte Forti, £20.
Wellesbourne, 1 fee held by the same, £20.
Hodnell Bruiz, 1/4 fee held by the prioress of Nuneaton, 60s.
Binley, 1/20 fee held by the abbot of Combe, 20s.
Astley and Milverton, 1 fee held by the heir of Nicholas de Asteley, £20.
Marston, 1/2 fee held by the same, £10.
Holme in Newton, 1/6 fee held by the abbot of Rocester, 20s.
Radford and Fulready, 1/2 fee held by the prior of Kenilworth, £10.
Lillington, 1 fee held by the same prior, £20.
Lighthorne, the advowson, £20, and advowson of a chantry, 20 marks.
Warwick, the prebends in the collegiate church of Robert Mile, Thomas Knyght and Richard Bromley, each at the third presentation and each extending at 100s.; and the advowson of St. Michael’s hospital, 40s.
Wedgnock, the advowson of the free chapel called Cuckow church, 40s.
All the tenants of the fees are living and of full age. The reversion of all is to Richard de Bello Campo, her son.
Date of death and heir as above [no.278].
288
Writ 24 Jan. 1407.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Tamworth. 18 Feb.
She held in her demesne in fee tail by the grant of Thomas de Aldebury, clerk, by a fine [CP 25(1)/290/59, no.8] to Thomas, herself and the heirs of their bodies, the manor of Drayton Bassett with the advowson, and the advowson of a chantry of five chaplains celebrating in the church there for the souls of Ralph Basset of Drayton Bassett, knight, and his heirs, and 10 marks rent in Tamworth belonging to the manor. She also held 8 tofts, 2 carucates and 40 a. wood called ‘Jonesclos’, formerly of John atte Lee, 1 messuage in Drayton Bassett and 10 marks rent and 1 messuage in Tamworth, formerly of Margery de Botery, and 10 cottages in Fazeley, formerly of Ralph Smyth. The manor is held of the heir of Ralph Basset of Weldon of his manor of Great Weldon, service unknown, annual value 10 marks.
She held in dower a third part of the manor of Walsall, and a plot of arable, wood and enclosed pasture called Clayhanger, formerly of William Coleson, and a plot there called ‘Conynger’, with reversion to Richard their son. The whole manor is held of the king at fee farm of £4, annual value of the third part with these places 10 marks.
Also in dower she held a third part of the manors of Perry, Little Barr and Hamstead, with reversion to Robert Huggeford, to whom Richard de Bello Campo, now earl of Warwick, by his charter dated at Warwick castle on 23 March 1403 and shown to the jurors, granted these manors for life with all his other premises in Staffordshire which were not held of the king. The manors are held of the barony of Dudley, service unknown, annual value of the third parts £4.
Date of death and heir as above [no.278].
289
Writ 24 Jan. 1407.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Stony Stratford. 4 Feb.
She held the manor of Hanslope in dower with reversion to Richard, now earl of Warwick, of the king by the service of being one of the chamberlains of the exchequer, as part of the earldom of Warwick, annual value £40. It includes the following portions of knight’s fees in Hanslope, extending at the amounts shown: 1/2 fee held by John Bosenho in right of his wife, £10; 1 fee held by Alice de Brampton, 20 marks; 1/4 fee held by Thomas Knyght, clerk, 40s.; 1/4 fee held by the heir of Robert Mauncell, 40s.; 1/4 fee held by the heir of Richard Newenham, clerk, 26s.8d.; 1/40 fee held by the heir of John Fraunceys, 5s.; 1/40 fee held by the heir of Richard Hoese, 5s.; and 1/8 fee held by Walter Dastyn, 20s. All the tenants are alive and of full age.
She also held in dower the advowsons of chantries in Hanslope and Castle Thorpe, each extending at 40s.
Date of death and heir as above [no.278].
290
Writ 24 Jan. 1407.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wallingford. 11 Feb.
She held the following knight’s fees and parts of fees in dower, extending at the amounts shown:
Aston Upthorpe and Winterbourne, 1 fee held by the heirs of Gilbert son of John de Ellesfeld, £20.
Compton Beauchamp, 1/2 fee held by the heirs of Peter de Eketon, £10.
Swallowfield and Shinfield, 1/2 fee held by the heirs of John de Sancto Johanne of Langham, £20.
Brail and Garston, 1/10 fee held by the heirs of John Blunt, 40s.
Ashampstead and Basildon, 1 fee held by the heir of Ralph de Knyveton, £20.
Remenham, 1 fee held by the heir of Peter de Monte Forti, £10.
The reversion is to Richard her son. All the tenants are alive and of full age.
Date of death and heir as above [no.278].
291
Writ 24 Jan. 1407.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Uppingham. 11 Feb.
She held in dower of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown, the manors of Barrowden, annual value £20, and Greetham, £20, the hundred of Wrangdike, annual value £20 beyond fee of 5 marks to the steward, and the manor of Preston and Uppingham, annual value £20; and also the following knight’s fees and advowsons, extending at the amounts shown:
Glaston, 1 fee held by the heir of Robert de Haryngton, knight, 20 marks.
Martinsthorpe, 1/2 fee held by John Seyton, 100s.
Lyndon, 1/2 fee held by the heir of John Davys, knight, 10 marks.
Wing, 1 fee held by the abbot of Thorney, £10.
Barrow and Wenton, 1 fee held by Robert Sherard in right of his wife and by the prioress and nuns of Stamford, £10.
Manton, 1/4 fee held by John Lilford, 10 marks.
Cottesmore, 1 fee held by John Daprychecourt, knight, £12.
Pilton, 1/4 fee held by John Uffyngton, 100s.
North Luffenham, 1/40 fee held by the heir of John Basset, 2s.
Barrowden, 1/40 fee held by the heir of Robert de Nevyll, 2s.
Cottesmore, Barrowden, South Luffenham and Ridlington, the advowsons, extending at £20, 20 marks, £10 and 10 marks.
Date of death and heir as above [no.278].
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E 149/88, no.13
E 152/419 and 421
292 THOMAS EARL OF KENT
Writ, melius sciri, the inquisition of 1405 [CIPM XVIII, no.977] not having stated whether the lordship called the honour of Greetham was parcel of the manor, 28 July 1407.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Wragby. 4 April 1408.
The lordship called the honour of Greetham has been parcel of the manor of Greetham from time immemorial.
C 137/61, no.71
293 AGNES WIDOW OF WILLIAM ATTE MILLE
Writ, melius sciri, as her holdings should have escheated, 11 April 1407.
LONDON. Inquisition. 30 April.
She held by inheritance, of the king in free burgage, as all London is held, 2 mansions and 2 shops formerly making 1 tenement in the parish of St. Michael le Querne, annual value 74s.6d.
She died on 17 Feb. last, without heirs so far as is known.
294
Writ, plenius certiorari, for the same reason, 7 Jan. 1410.
LONDON. Inquisition. 27 Jan.
Same findings as last except for the annual value, given as £4.
C 137/61, no.73
C 137/80, no.68
295 JOHN BRYGHTLEY
Writ 12 Dec. 1406.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 5 Aug. 1407.
He held:
Brightley, the manor, of Ela Lady Seymour of her manor of North Molton in socage, service unknown, annual value £13 6s.8d.
Stokeinteignhead otherwise Gabwell, the manor, of Edward earl of Devon by knight service, annual value £16.
Ashleigh, the manor, of Clarice Warde(?) by knight service, annual value 100s.
Welcombe, the manor, of the prince [of Wales] by knight service of his manor of Bradninch of the duchy of Cornwall, annual value £10.
Bremridge, the manor, of the heir of John de Holand, late earl of Huntingdon, by knight service of his castle of Barnstaple, annual value 100s.
Snape, the manor, of the heir of John Welyngton in socage of his manor of Umberleigh, annual value 100s.
Stowford in the parish of West Down, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of Robert Yeo by knight service, annual value 53s.
Northcott Barton and ‘Coulemore’, 2 messuages and 4 ferlings, of John Loway(?), service unknown, annual value 26s.8d.
Ilfracombe, 1 messuage in the borough, in socage, annual value 26s.8d.
Fullabrook, 1 messuage and 1/2 carucate, of John Fallegh in socage of his manor of Bradbury, annual value 24s.
‘Essebaghel’, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of John Twychet, knight, in socage of his manor of Stowey in Somerset by a rent of 1d., annual value 26s.8d.
Ashmansworthy and Stroxworthy, a third part of a knight’s fee, of John Twychet, knight, and he holds of the earl of Devon of the honour of Okehampton, annual value 26s.8d.
High Bickington, 1 croft called ‘Baghelmerssh’, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.; 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Stowford in the same parish in socage, annual value 53s.4d.; both of John Wilby; 1 messuage and 2 ferlings in Borough in the parish of Kelly of Thomas … in socage, annual value 11s.; and 1 messuage and 1 ferling in Bickwill of … by knight service, annual value 6s.8d.
Rocombe, 1 knight’s fee; Charlecombe and Buckland in the Moor, 1 fee; Bagtor, 1 fee; Aller, 1 fee; East Ogwell, 1/2 fee; Staplehill, 1/2 fee; and Holbeam, 2 fee; all of the earl of Devon of the honour of Plympton.
Sprytown, 1/2 knight’s fee, of the heir of Robert Stothay and he holds of the same earl of the same honour.
West Hoe, 1/4 fee, of Richard Courtenay, clerk, and he holds of the same earl of the same honour.
Annual value of all £13 6s.8d.
He died on 14 Sept. 1406. John his son and next heir is aged 8 years and more.
296
Writ, melius sciri, what was his estate in the manors, Gabwell, the messuages, lands, fees etc., 5 July 1408.
DEVON. Inquisition. Totnes. 31 Aug.
He held the manor of Brightley to himself and the heirs male of his body with remainder to his right heirs; all the rest to himself and the heirs of his body with remainder to his right heirs.
C 137/61, no.75
297 THOMAS, DUKE OF NORFOLK
Writ 10 Feb. 1411.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Banbury. 19 March.
He held 1 messuage in Banbury in his demesne as of fee of Richard II, of whom they do not know [sic], annual value 5s. The king has had the profits by the escheators since his death.
He died on 22 Sept. 1399. John de Moubray, now Earl Marshal, his son and heir was aged 20 years on 10 Aug. last.
298
Writ 20 Nov. 1410.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster. 29 May 1411.
He held in his demesne in fee tail the office of marshal of England and the name, style, title, status and honour of Earl Marshal of England by the grant of Richard II by letters patent, made with the assent of parliament, as Thomas de Brotherton and Roger le Bygot had held them, with the reversion of the offices of marshal in the king’s bench which John Wykes then held for life by the grant of Richard II, marshal of the exchequer which Richard Gascoyne then held for life by the grant of Thomas late earl of Kent, and crier and marshal of the king’s household then held for life by Guy de Allesley by the grant of Edward III, and all other offices pertaining to the office of marshal, carrying a gold baton with a black band at each end, the arms of the king at the top and his own arms at the bottom, in both the presence and the absence of the king. [CChR 1341–1417, pp.301, 368; Report on the Dignity of a Peer, V, pp.112–3; CPR 1385–9, p.11]. He also held in his demesne in fee tail by a similar grant of Richard II an annuity of 40 marks at the exchequer, payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, to sustain his status as duke.
The office of marshal has no annual value.
Date of death and heir as above.
299
Writ, plura, 30 Sept. 1411.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster. 30 Nov.
He held in his demesne in fee tail more than was stated in the inquisition after his death, namely the office of the marshalsea of England, and the offices of Serjeant marshal and clerk marshal in the court of the marshalsea of the royal household, annual value nil.
Date of death and heir, aged 21 years on 10 Aug. last, as above.
C 137/63, no.76, mm.47–52