Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry V, Entries 407-451

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry V, Entries 407-451

407 PHILIPPA DUCHESS OF YORK
BUCKINGHAM. Assignment of dower. Wendover, in the presence of Thomas Dereham, attorney of Hugh Mortimer, farmer of the manor. 2 April 1416.
Assigned a 3rd part of the assize rents of the borough:
Peter Fuller, rendering 6s.6d. for 1 croft, formerly of John Barbour, next the ‘Hertishurd’.
Richard Drover, 4s.6d. for 2 burgages formerly of John atte Thorne.
Peter Wicheley, 16 1/2d. for 1 burgage formerly of John Barbour, and 1 a. on ‘Wychewellhull’ in right of Isabel his wife.
Henry Cowper, 16 1/2d. for 1 burgage formerly of Richard Cowper.
Thomas Bate, 9d. for 1/2 burgage.
Henry Yonge, 18d. for 1 burgage formerly of Matthew Philip.
Matthew Fisher, 9d. for 1/2 burgage formerly of Philip Bray; 2s.10d. for 2 shops formerly of Thomas atte Hull; 20d. for 1 shop with an encroachment formerly of the same; 2s. for another shop formerly of the same; 9d. for a 3rd shop formerly of the same; 2s. for an encroachment attached to the 3 shops; 18d. for 1 messuage and 1 curtilage formerly of Matthew Downe; 6d. for parcel of a messuage formerly of Robert Gerveys; 17d. for 1 burgage formerly of Thomas Leycestre; 15d. for 1 burgage in ‘le Southstrete’, formerly of Matthew atte Downe; and 8d. for 1 messuage formerly of Thomas Mason.
Thomas Kyppynge, 5s.1/2d. for 3 burgages and 1 curtilage formerly of Thomas Leycestre.
Richard Brune, 3s. for 2 burgages.
John Horle, 9s. …
Edmund Britnell, 4s.6d. for 3 burgages.
William atte Halle, 7s. for various parcels.
John atte Strete, 6s.4d. for various parcels.
John Hare, 6s. for various parcels.
Thomas Poynard, 2s.3d. for 2 shops.
Henry Brytonell, 2s.6d. for 1/2 burgage.
Matthew Barre, 4s. for 2 burgages.
William Ammony, 3s.10d. for 1 burgage.
John Warren, 3s. for 2 burgages.
Isabel Vicar, 10 1/2d. for parcel of 1 burgage.
Bailiff of the market, 3s.4d. for 3rd part of 10s. in tolls.
For 1 bakery called ‘le communbakhous’, 3s.5 1/2d.
For 1/2 waste burgage formerly of John atte Mille to the north, 4d.
Also a 3rd part of the following assize rents:
John Lovell, knight, … in ‘Kyngesmede’, 6d.
Thomas Kyrkham, for the meadow called ‘Sarehamm’ … 12d.
Edmund Britonell for 1 watermill called ‘Clerkesmille’, 29s.4 1/2d.
Thomas Brit… for various parcels of land, 27s.5 1/2d.
Thomas Wendovere, 9s.6d.
John Cheyne for 1 fulling mill, 13s.10d.
Matthew Welhede for various parcels, 7s.8d.
Various tenants of the queen for lands formerly of John Nowers, knight, 1 pair of spurs price 6d.
Richard Grachere for various parcels, 10s.1d.
Matthew Fysher for 4 a. called ‘Bodelcrofte’, and 8 a. above ‘Bodelcroft hull’ both formerly of Matthew atte Downe, 4s.8d.
Matthew Fysher for certain lands which Joan widow of William Norgate, junior, held in dower, 2s.6d.
Thomas Memys for 1 virgate formerly of John Astewyke, 13s.4d.
Robert Kyppyng for lands formerly ‘Redmanes’, 8d.
Edmund Britonell for 1 watermill called ‘Hendekynesmull’, a 3rd part of 20s., 6s.8d.
Also a 3rd part of the customary rents:
Thomas Brit for 1 messuage and 1 virgate formerly of John Hawys, 11s. and for 1 virgate, formerly ‘Grovette’, 12s.
Thomas Wendover for 1 virgate formerly of Richard Grovette, 11s. and for 1 virgate formerly of Gilbert Cat.
Richard Gracher for 1 virgate called ‘Bradeweys’ and 1/2 virgate called ‘Fowlyslond’, 11s.
John Hare for 1 virgate formerly ‘Hermannes’, 14s.
Roger Skynner for 1 messuage, 1 virgate and 2 crofts formerly of Walter Kope, 14s., for 1 virgate formerly of John Hawys, 10s.9 1/2d. and for 1 a. meadow lying in ‘Kyngesmede’, 12d.
John Gourney, smith, for a tenement called ‘Boycrofte’, 18s.2 1/2d.
John Gampayn for various parcels as appears by the rental, 18d.; and 7 capons in recompense for a 3rd part of 39, that is 13 capons, 12s.6 1/2d.
A 3rd part of 14d. rent called ‘Petrispanes’ from 14 customary tenants, 4 1/2d.; a 3rd part of the issues and profits of 2 watermills called ‘Malt mill’ and ‘Hedenmill’; a 3rd part of the profits of courts; a 3rd part of the wood called ‘Bakcombe’ estimated at 180 a., 60 a. to the south; a 3rd part of the corn, a 3rd part of 2 bushels, 1 peck from various tenants.
Demesne lands: a 3rd part of the following furlongs:
‘Gladwynefurlong’ containing by estimation 5 a. to the north, ‘Casteldychefurlong’, 16 a. to the north, ‘Dameanneslanefurlong’, 34 a. to the north, ‘Roughlandesfurlong’, 6 a. to the north, ‘Herteslandfurlong’, 10 a. to the south, ‘Pennyngfurlong’, 6 a. to the south, ‘Brecyfurlong’, 20 a. to the south, ‘Crabtresfurlong’ 20 a. to the south, ‘Middilfurlong’ 40 a. to the south.
‘Codycroftacre’ in compensation for 2 a. called ‘Reynaldesacre’ next ‘Fowlesden’; 2 crofts called ‘Shepcotescroftes’ to the west of the lane called ‘Middilweylane‘, another croft containing 2 a. from another part of ‘Tremell’.
A 3rd part of a furlong called ‘Hosfurlong’; to the end of ‘Wychewellfurlong’ 6 a. to the north; a 3rd part of the furlong extending to the east in road … furlong called ‘Middilfurlong’ to the north … extending in ‘Bakumbeyate’ to the west … called ‘Fowlesfurlong’ 6 a. to the north. … croft called ‘Whychewell’ croft … croft called ‘Pyg…’ furlong called ‘Ochill’ …
[Dorse] Demesne lands:
1 furlong called ‘Overfurlonge’ in ‘Grammerstokkynge’ containing 3 a. in recompense for 1 furlong called ‘Netherfurlonge’ there containing 6 a.
A 3rd part of a furlong called ‘le Northbreche’ containing by estimation 20 a. to the west; a 3rd part of a furlong called ‘le Stonybrechfurlong’ 5 a. to the west; 1 plot called ‘Browneshull’ in recompense for a croft called ‘Downecroft’ 3 roods in ‘Eselburghfelde’ formerly of Robert Cok, in recompense for 1 1/2 a. formerly of the same; 1 plot in ‘Backcombe’ called ‘le Lytelden’ 2 a. in recompense for a plot called ‘le Overden’ containing 4 a.; a 3rd part of the following: a toft called ‘Shakelockyswyk’ at ‘Wellehede’ to the south; an a. called ‘Potrottsacre’ to the west now farmed by Henry Mendlesham; a plot lying in ‘Boleheye’ formerly of Richard Craft, and now of Thomas Wendover; a toft formerly of Robert Barwell to the south; and of the following meadows contaiing by estimation the areas stated: ‘Oveunepey’ 15 a. to the west; ‘Netheunepey’ 15 a. to east; ‘Holtmede’ 5 a. to east; ‘Hethfolmede’ 1 a. to east; ‘le Hoke’ 1 a. to south; ‘Lytelcolham’ 2 a. to south; ‘Casteldychmede’ with 1 a. called ‘Glovenacre’ 5 a. to north; ‘le Haggelayzen’ 3 a. to east; ‘Threlongeacres’ 3 a. to south; ‘le Lotmede’ 2 1/2 a. in various places; and next ‘Hendekyndesmill’ 1 a. including hedges and ditches to east.
Pasture: a 3rd part of the following pastures containing by estimation the areas stated: Great Colham 4 a. to west; ‘Horspenynge’ 3 a. to west; ‘Castelwychehull’ 1 a. to south; ‘Oxelepasture’ 4 a. to south; ‘Oxepennynge’ 4 a. to south; and half of ‘Cisternmede’ 2 a. to west.
Exchange: afterwards in exchange by agreement: pastures called ‘Horspennynge’, ‘Cisternmede’ and ‘Casteldychehull’ for ‘Oxelese’ and ‘Oxepennynge’.
Also a 3rd part of the office of bailiff of the borough of Wendover and of all other offices in the manor.
C 138/14, no. 45, m.31
408 WILLIAM LE ZOUCHE, KNIGHT
Writ 11 Nov. 1415.
LONDON. Inquisition. 4 Feb. 1416.
On 31 Oct. last he held in his demesne as of fee a mansion in Lime Street in the parish of St. Andrew Undershaft. On 1 Nov. he granted it by deed to Robert Isham and Roger Flore to hold to them and their assigns for 12 years without rent. It is held of the king in free burgage as is all London. If let it would be worth 40s. yearly.
He died on 3 Nov. William his son and heir is aged 13 years and more.
409
Writ 11 Nov. 1415.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Deddington. 14 May 1416.
He held a service rent of 20s. in Hempton in his demesne in fee simple. Of whom and by what service is unknown.
He died on 1 Nov. last, heir as above aged 14 years and more.
410
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Newbury. 15 May 1416.
He held a rent of 40s. from lands and tenements in Newbury in his demesne in fee simple of the king, service unknown.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 409].
411
Writ 11 Nov. 1415.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Docking. 14 May 1416.
He held the manor of Docking in his demesne in fee simple, annual value 10 marks and no more because by his deed dated 7 Jan. 1404 he granted a rent of 2d. daily from it to John Parker his servant for life. It is held of the king in chief by knight service.
He died on 2 Nov. Heir as above [no. 409].
412
Writ 30 Dec. 1415.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. St. Albans. 23 March 1416.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the dean and chapter of St. Paul’s, London: 1 messuage in Caddington by fealty, 50s. rent and 24 boon works, annual value beyond that 40s.; and also a tenement in Kensworth called ‘Damesarestenement’ by suit of court twice yearly at Kensworthbury, annual value 13s.4d.
He died on 3 Nov. last, heir as above aged 15 years and more.
413
Writ 11 Nov. 1415.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Morcott. 7 Dec.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Clipsham, the manor, of William Bourchier and Anne his wife, widow of the earl of Stafford, of the castle of Oakham by knight service, annual value £6 13s.4d. and no more because John Messenger has an annuity of 53s.4d. from it for life by the grant of William le Zouche by letters patent of 11 May 1404.
Exton, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of the lady of Exton of the manor of Exton, service unknown, annual value nil because Roger Flore of Oakham has an annuity of 53s.4d. from it by letters patent of William le Zouche dated 28 Feb. 1415.
North Luffenham, 4 crofts, 9 a. and 5s. rent from lands and tenements, of the earl of Warwick of his manor of Barrowden, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.
Wing, 3 messuages and 3 virgates, of the same earl of his manor of Preston, service unknown, annual value 30s.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 408].
414
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 27 Nov. 1415.
Long before his death, on 10 July 1415 he granted to Edward duke of York, deceased, Henry bishop of Winchester, Thomas lord Berkeley, Ralph Grene, Thomas Wodevyll, Roger Flore, Robert Isham, John Neubald, decreased, and William Glen and the heirs and assigns of Robert Isham, by his charter shown to the jurors:
Brafield on the Green, Little Houghton and Harringworth, the manors, held of Reynold de Grey, lord of Ruthin, services unknown, annual values, Harringworth 40 marks, the others £28.
Bulwich, the manor and advowson, held of Hugh Courtenay, service unknown, annual value £24.
Barby, the manor and advowson, of the king of the honor of Peverel by knight service, annual value £26 3s.4d.
Yelvertoft, 3 messuages and 4 virgates, of the heirs of Lord le Despenser, service unknown, annual value 40s.6d.
Blakesley, 2 messuages and 2 virgates, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England by a rent of 1d., annual value 30s.10 1/2d.
Rothwell, 6 messuages and 6 virgates, of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value £4 and no more because of annuities granted.
Northampton, 3 messuages and 1 virgate, of the king in free burgage, annual value 10s.6d.
West Haddon, the reversion of 2 messuages and 1 carucate, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value nil because Ralph Malory holds them for life.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 408].
415
Writ 10 Nov. 1415.
DERBY. Inquisition. Ilkeston. 30 Jan. 1416.
Long before his death on 2 May 1412, by charter shown to the jurors, he granted the manor of Ilkeston to William de Roos, lord of Helmsley, Henry lord Beaumont, William Thirnynge, knight, John Neubald and Peter Purly, esquires now deceased, Thomas lord Berkeley, Thomas lord de la Warr, clerk, and Robert Isham, to hold in fee simple without conditions. All the tenants attorned to them. It is held of Lord Beaumont of the honor of Folkingham, service unknown, annual value nil beyond annuities.
He died on 1 Nov. last. Heir as above, aged 13 years on 10 May last.
416
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Greasley. 29 Jan. 1416.
On 2 May 1412 he granted the castle of Greasley by charter to William de Roos and others, as above [no. 415]. It is held of the king of the honor of Peverel, annual value nil beyond annuities.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 415].
417
Writ 11 Nov. 1415.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Pershore. 15 Nov.
He held 1 messuage, 1 virgate, 50 a. arable and 2 a. meadow in Newborough in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as a 14th part of a knight’s fee. William le Zouche of Totnes, his father, granted a yearly rent of 20s. from it to Julia Colmon of Newborough for life, and she held it all William’s life, annual value beyond that nil.
He died on 2 Nov. Heir as above [no. 408].
418
Writ 11 Nov. 1415.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 15 Jan. 1416.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Totnes, the castle, manor and free borough with the hamlet of Loddiswell, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 5 marks.
South Huish, 16 marks yearly rent.
South Huish, Brixton, Ringmore, North Bovey, Woodford, Broadhempston, Raddon and Allerford, 28 knight’s fees, a 6th part and a 40th part of a fee, belonging to the castle of Totnes, of the king in chief.
Totnes, the advowsons of the priory, and of Werland in Totnes, and of the free chapel of the chantry of St. Edmund on the bridge, all belonging to the castle, of the king in chief.
Cornworthy, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks, and the advowson of the priory, annual value nil.
He died on 1 Nov. last. Heir as above, aged 13 years on 20 May last..
419
Writ 11 Nov. 1415.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Grantham. 7 Jan. 1416.
On 2 May 1412 he granted the manor of Lavington and the reversion of the manors of Witheall and Kingthorpe to William de Roos and others, as above [no. 415], to hold in fee simple without conditions. All the tenants attorned to them. Lavington is held of the bishop [sic] of York, service unknown, annual value 23s.4d., Kingthorpe of the duchy of Lancaster by the rent of a pair of gloves or 6d., annual value 53s.4d., and Witheall of the honor of Peverel, annual value 100s.
He died on 3 Nov. last. Heir as above [no. 408].
420
Writ 11 Nov. 1415.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Coventry. 9 Jan. 1416.
On 10 July 1415, long before his death, he granted by charter to Edward duke of York, now deceased, and others as above [no. 414] the manors of Weston in Arden and Foleshill, with 1 messuage and 2 virgates in Wolvershill, and the tenants attorned to them. Weston in Arden is held of Lord Beaumont, service unknown, annual value 40s.; Foleshill and the messuage and virgates of the same, service unknown, annual value nil beyond annuities granted to John Beaufo and Thomas Elkyn for their lives.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 408].
421
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester. 10 Jan. 1416.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Thorpe Arnold, the manor with its members in Brentingby, Bushby and Thurnby with view of frankpledge of Belgrave, of Lord Ferrers of Groby by a rent of 2 bitch hounds, annual value £12 and no more because he granted life annuities from it of 106s.8d. to John Clyfford, 53s.4d. to William Gascoyn, and 40s. to William Clyfford, and from Bushby and Thurnby 53s.4d. to William Dawes. John Adam, chaplain, also had an annuity of £4 from Thorpe Arnold until he should be given a benefice of that value.
Houghton on the Hill, the reversion of all his lands there, which William le Zouche, his grandfather, granted to Henry de la Chambre for life. They are held of Lord Ferrers, service unknown.
Claybrooke, the manor, of Lord Beaumont, service unknown, annual value 100s. and no more because he granted 50s. yearly to John Duche, and 63s.4d. yearly to Thomas Trumpet from it for the term of their lives.
Walton, 1 messuage and 1/2 virgate, and Bruntingthorpe, 1 toft, both of Ralph Horn, services unknown, annual values 6s. and 8d.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 408].
422
Writ 11 Nov. 1415.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Ludgershall. 29 Jan. 1416.
He held in his demesne as of fee of Queen Joan:
Calstone Wellington, the manor, of the castle of Devizes by knight service, annual value £13 6s.8d.
Calne, the hundred with a watermill and lands and tenements in Quemerford called ‘Les Boures’ by knight service and a rent of £15 payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, annual value nil beyond the rent.
He died on 1 Nov. last. Heir as above [no. 408].
423
Writ 11 Nov. 1415.
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. [No place] 3 Feb. 1416.
He held half the manor of Meole Brace in his demesne as of fee of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value £10.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 417].
424
Writ 15 Oct. 1415.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bridgwater. 1 Dec.
The manors of Haygrove and Odcombe are held of the king in socage by a rent of 1d. payable at Michaelmas. The lordship or borough of Bridgwater with the court of the hundred, fairs, markets and other liberties is held of the king in free burgage.
William le Zouche held in his demesne as of fee 2 parts of the manor of Haygrove, 1 part of the king in socage, the other of Thomas de Berkeley at fee farm, and a 6th part of the manor of Odcombe of the king in socage. By letters patent dated at Harringworth on 13 Sept. 1409 he granted Robert Bank the office of bailiff of Haygrove with a daily allowance of 2d., and a robe or 10s. and 6s.8d. for boots yearly. The annual value of Haygrove beyond the 1d, and robe etc. is £10, payable by equal parts at the 4 principal terms. That of the 6th part of Odcombe is 33s.4d. similarly payable.
He also held 2 parts of the borough of Bridgwater in his demesne in fee simple, 1 part of the king in free burgage, the other of Thomas de Berkeley, rendering £10 yearly to Thomas at Candlemas for the parts of Haygrove and Bridgwater. In Bridgwater he took 12d. from each burgage tenure at Michaelmas, 6d. from each half burgage, and so forth in proportion. By other letters patent of the same date as above he granted Thomas Foot, formerly bailiff of Bridgwater, a rent of 40s. from it for life. The annual value of the 2 parts beyond this rent is £10 payable by equal parts as above.
He died on 1 Nov. Heir as above aged 12 years and more.
425
Writ 11 Nov. 1415.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Southcott. 1 Dec.
On 2 May 1412 long before his death he granted to William de Roos and others, as above [no. 415] the manors of Ellesborough and Claydon, and all the tenants attorned to them. They are held of the king of the honor of Peverel, annual values, Ellesborough 60s., Claydon 20s.
By a charter of 3 July 1409 he granted the manor of Stoke Mandeville to Henry bishop of Winchester, Hugh Mortymer. Robert Isham and John Neubold, now deceased. It is held of the bishop of Lincoln, service unknown, annual value 10 marks; and on 6 June 1412 he also granted to Robert Isham his manor of Ham with land and tenements in Wotton Underwood for life with reversion to himself. All the tenants attorned to Robert. They are held of Simon Darches, service unknown, annual value 10 marks.
Finally he had held the view of frankpledge in Ledburn and rents and services in Mentmore, parcels of the manor of Eaton Bray in Bedfordshire, which he granted by charter on 10 July 1415 to Edward duke of York and others, as above [no. 414], annual value of the view and rents 60s.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 408].
426
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Leighton Buzzard. 8 Oct. 1415.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Thorn, the manor, with the vill of Houghton Regis, of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee, annual value £20. He granted a rent of 100s. by deed to William Mauleverer for life from this manor.
Dunstable, 1 messuage, 1 toft and 20 a., of the prior of Dunstable, service unknown, annual value 20s.
Totternhoe, view of frankpledge there formerly called ‘Aliamsfe’ and 60 a. of the lord of Odell, service unknown, annual value 30s.; also the reversion of 6 messuages and 100 a. after the death of Eleanor, wife of John Bradenham, who holds them for her life of the lord of Eaton Bray, service unknown. He granted a yearly rent of 26s.8d. from Totternhoe by deed to Thomas Porter for life, and Thomas is still living.
On 10 July 1415 he granted to Edward duke of York and others, as above [no. 414] the manor of Eaton Bray, with view of frankpledge, 1 messuage and 1 virgate in Ledburn and 30s. rent from lands and tenements in Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, parcels of the manor. It is held of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee; annual value of the view and virgate 13s.4d.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 408].
427
Commission to William Yerde and Robert Cary, esquires, Edward Burnbury, John Vyncent, William Gascoigne and Thomas Compworth to enquire who has held the lands of William lord le Zouche and taken the profits etc. 8 Aug. 1416. [CPR 1416–22, p.80].
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition, before William Yerde and John Vyncent. Reading. 27 May 1418.
He held 56s.8d. rent in Newbury in his demesne in fee simple of the king in chief, service unknown.
He died on 3 Nov. 1415. William his son and heir was aged 13 years and more on that day.
428
OXFORD. Inquisition, before the same. Oxford. 26 May 1418.
He held 24s. rent in his demesne in fee simple in hempton in Deddington, of whom and by what service is unknown.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 427].
429
NORFOLK. Inquisition, before the same. Docking. 26 May 1418.
he held the manor of Docking in his demesne in fee simple of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £17 6s.8d. Who has taken the profits is unknown.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 427].
430
WORCESTER. Inquisition, before the same, Pershore. 12 Sept. 1418.
He held 1 messuage, 1 virgate, 50 a. arable and 2 a. meadow in Newborough in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as 1 knight’s fee, annual value 20s.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 427].
431
BEDFORD. Inquisition, before the same. Ampthill. 10 March 1418.
He held in his demesne as of fee: the manors of Thorn and Houghton Regis of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £36; 1 messuage, 1 toft and 20 a. arable in Dunstable, of the prior of Dunstable, service unknown, annual value 40s.; and the manor of Totternhoe with view of frankpledge of the lord of Odell, service unknown. Ralph earl of Westmorland has taken the profits since his death, title unknown.
By a deed dated 10 July 1415 shown to the jurors he granted to Edward duke of York and others, as above [no. 414] the manor of Eaton Bray with view of frankpledge; 1 messuage and 1 virgate in Ledburn; and 30s. rent and services from lands and tenements in Mentmore (Bucks], Henlow and Wymington, to hold to them and the heirs of Robert Isham of the chief lords of the fees. They held of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee, annual value 100 marks. The bishop of Winchester has held since his death and taken the profits.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 427].
432
HERTFORD. Inquisition, before the same. Barnet. 23 March 1418.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the dean and chapter of St. Paul’s, London: 1 messuage in Caddington, service unknown, annual value £4; and 1 tenement in Kensworth called ‘Damesares tenement’ by suit of court at the manor of Kensworthbury twice yearly, annual value 33s.4d. Who has held since his death is unknown.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 427].
433
DEVON. Inquisition, before William Yerde, Robert Cary and Edward Burnbury, Totnes. 10 Oct. 1416.
He held in his demesne as of fee: Totnes, as above [no. 418], annual value £28 11s.4 1/2d.; South Huish, as above; Totnes, the advowsons of the priory, of Werland and of St. Edmund on the bridge; Cornworthy, the manor with Loddiswell, annual value £20 14s.8d., and the advowson of the priory, all as above.
Date of death as above [no. 427]. William his son and heir was aged 12 years on 10 May last.
434
LONDON. Inquisition, before William Yerde and John Vyncent. St. Martin le Grand. 7 April 1418.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in free burgage 1 house and 7 cottages in Lime Street in the parish of St. Andrew Undershaft, annual values, the house 40s., cottages 33s.4d. Who has taken the profits since his death is unknown.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 427].
435
RUTLAND. Inquisition, before William Yerde and John Vyncent. Uppingham. 14 March 1418.
All holdings as above [no. 413], except for the annual values: Clipsham, £183s.; Exton, £4; North Luffenham, 21s. and Wing 40s. Ralph earl of Westmorland has taken the profits since his death.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 427].
436
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition, before William Yerde and Thomas Compworth. Shrewsbury. 11 June 1417.
He held half the manor of Meole Brace in his demesne as of fee, annual value £17. Ralph earl of Westmorland and Thomas Wylewes have taken the profits since his death in virtue of letters patent [Cf. CPR 1413–6, p.381].
He held the advowson of Hope Bowdler, where Thomas Chykenhull is now parson; and the following knight’s fees, held of him by the persons named:
Hope and Wilderley, 1 fee by the abbot of Haughmond and the heirs of Stephen de Hope.
Marton, 1/2 fee by John Skryven.
Harley, 1 fee by Joan widow of Robert Harley.
Stanwardine, 1 fee by Hugh Eggerton, Margaret his wife, and his parceners.
Wittingslow, 1/2 fee by the heirs of Nicholas Opton.
Hatton, 1/5 fee by William Wycharl.
Stapleton, 1/5 fee by John Stepulton.
Eyton, 1/10 fee by the heirs of Roger de Eston and his parceners.
Marton, John Skrevyn held 1/2 fee in right of Joan his late wife. John his son succeeded to it last year, whence the king has 50s. for relief.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 427].
437
LEICESTER. Inquisition, before the same. Leicester. 31 March 1417.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Thorpe Arnold, the manor, with lands and tenements in Brentingby, Bushby and Thurnby and view of frankpledge in Belgrave, of Lord Ferrers of Groby by a yearly rent of 2 bitch hounds, annual values, Thorpe Arnold £36 9s.10d., Bushby and Thurnby £6, view of frankpledge 20s.
Claybrooke, the manor, of the lord of Bellomonte, service unknown, annual value £17 11s.6d.
Walton, 1 messuage and 1/2 virgate of Ralph Horn, service unknown, annual value 6s.
Peatling Magna, 1 toft of Ralph Horn, service unknown, annual value 5s.
Houghton on the Hill, lands and tenements of Thomas de Erdyngton, service unknown, annual value £4.
Ralph earl of Westmorland has held the premises since his death.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 427].
438
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition, before William Yerde and William Gascoigne. Calne. 29 May 1419.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Calstone Wellington, the manor of the king in chief by the service of 2 parts of a knight’s fee, annual value £39 13s.4d.
Calne, the vill, hundred and mill, with 6s.8d. rent from lands and tenements in the borough of the king in chief at fee farm of £15, which hundred, mill and rent have been held by his ancestors time out of mind.
On 29 Sept. 1410 he granted by letters patent to Robert Grene … marks yearly for life from the profits of the hundred and vill of Calne payable by equal parts at the 4 terms. The annual value of the hundred, mill and rent beyond the fee farm of £15 is 33s.4d.
He also held the advowson of the priory of the hospital of St. John the Baptist in Calne, annual value 40s.; 5 a. pasture in Blackland in his demesne as of fee of Isabel widow of William Beaumond, annual value 6s.8d.; and 3s.8d. from the manor of Calstone Wellington.
Queen Joan has taken the profits of the manor of Calstone Wellington and the 5 a. pasture since his death. Edward Stokke of Calne has held the hundred, borough, mill and rent there for 2 years since his death and taken the profits, title unknown.
He died on 3 Nov. 1415. William his son and heir was then aged 14 years and more.
439
SOMERSET. Inquisition, before the same. Yeovil. 15 Oct. 1416.
He held 2 parts of the manor of Haygrove and of the lordship and borough of Bridgwater with 2 parts of the court, hundred, fairs, markets, and other franchises and liberties in his demesne as of fee, 1 part of the king in socage by a 3rd part of 1d. at Michaelmas, the other part of Thomas lord Berkeley at fee farm of £10 yearly at Candlemas, annual value beyond the fee farm of £10, £62.
He held a 6th part of the manor of Odcombe in his demesne as of fee of the king in socage by part of the said payment, annual value 100s.
Perquisites of 2 parts of the court of the hundred of the manor of Haygrove and of the lordship of the borough of Bridgwater 100s., profits of Bridgwater market 20s., tolls of corn in the market … 2 parts of the revenues from the waters of Bridgwater 10s., 2 parts of the tolls of the court of piepowder 26s.8d.
Ralph earl of Westmorland has held his possessions since his death, title unknown.
He died on 3 Nov. 1415. William his son and heir was aged 12 years on 12 May last.
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440 JOHN DE LA POLE, CLERK
Writ 29 Feb. 1416.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Montacute. 16 March.
He held the manor of Norton sub Hamdon for life by the grant of Michael de la Pole, knight, his father, with reversion to Thomas, Michael’s son, and his heirs male by virtue of a fine of 1383 and 1384 [CP 25/1/289/54, no. 112]. It is held of the king in chief as a 5th part of a knight’s fee, annual value £20.
He died on 4 Feb. last. Thomas, knight, his brother and heir is aged 38 years and more.
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441 MICHAEL DE LA POLE, EARL OF SUFFOLK
Writ 6 Oct. 1415.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. West Coker. 20 Oct.
He held the advowson of Norton sub Hamdon in his demesne as of fee, annual value 20 marks.
He died on 18 Sept last. Michael de la Pole, his son and heir, is aged 23 years and more.
442
Writ 6 Oct. 1415.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. West Coker. 4 Nov.
Names of jurors, and all findings as in last.
443
Writ 6 Oct. 1415.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford. 22 Nov.
He held the manor of Gestingthorpe in his demesne in fee tail to himself and the heirs male of his body, of the king in chief by knight service, by the grant of Richard II to Michael his father [CPR 1385–9, p.24]; annual value £10.
Date of death and heir as above.
444
Writ 6 Oct. 1415.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Dunham. 18 Oct.
Jointly with Katharine his wife, who survives him, he held the manor of Grassthorpe with its appurtenances in Grassthorpe, Sutton upon Trent, Normanton and North Clifton, in their demesne in fee tail of the king in chief of the castle of Tickhill, by the grant of Michael his father, service unknown, annual value £20.
Date of death and heir as above.
445
Writ 6 Oct. 1415.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester. 20 Oct.
He held a rent of £29 from the fee farm of Winchester by the hands of the mayor during the life of Isabel countess of Suffolk by the grant of Richard II to the late earl and his heirs [CPR 1385–9, p.67]. It is held of the king in chief, service unknown, and it reverts to the king on the death of Isabel.
446
Writ 6 Oct. 1415.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 20 Oct.
He held in his demesne as of fee £47 13s.4d. from the farm of 120 marks of the profits of the castle of Rockingham and of the stewardship of the forest and hundred between the bridges of Oxford and Stamford, payable by the keeper or receiver of the forest, during the life of the countess Isabel, by the grant of Richard II, as above [no. 445].
He also held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service a rent of 7s.8d. from a tenement called ‘Cracelond’ and land called ‘Powerslond’ in Mursley; and the advowsons of Grafton, annual value 20 marks, and of Bugbrooke, annual value £20.
Date of death and heir as above.
447
Writ 6 Oct. 1415.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster. 19 Oct.
By the grant of Richard II he held to himself and his heirs £123 7s.9 3/4d. yearly from the hanaper of chancery during the life of the countess Isabel, or until he received the reversion of the manors of Haughley and Thorndon [CPR 1385–9, pp.18,24].
Date of death and heir as above.
448
Writ 6 Oct. 1415.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Gainsborough. 23 Oct.
Jointly with Katharine his wife who survives him he held the manor of Blyborough in their demesne in fee tail by the grant of Michael his father. It is held of Lord Mowbray, service unknown, annual value 20 marks.
Edmund de Stafford, bishop of Exeter, Ralph de Neville, earl of Westmorland, Thomas Erpyngham, knight, Edmund de la Pole, knight, John de la Pole, Robert Bolton, and Henry Merston, clerks, John Staverton, John Glemham, Thomas Frampton, clerk, John Wode, Robert Bolton, junior, and John Morley, chaplain, held the manor of Westwoodside in their demesne as of fee and by charter dated 8 Nov. 1411 granted it to Katharine, then wife of Michael, for her life, with reversion to themselves. Accordingly he held it in her right, of Lord Mowbray, service unknown, annual value £12.
He held in his demesne in fee tail 20s. rent from lands and tenements which John de Wyllesford, the heir of Lord Beaumont, John Thomson, Richard Braceby and others separately held in Welbourn, Ingoldsby, Ancaster and Marston.
Similarly he held 2 fees and 3 parts of a fee in Barrowby, Allington, Ancaster, Wilsford, Ingoldsby and elsewhere, of which the heir of John Buson, knight, holds 1 fee in Barrowby, the abbot of Newbo 1 fee in Allington, the prior of Haverholme 2 parts of a fee in Ancaster, Wilsford, Ingoldsby and elsewhere, and the heir of Simon Leek a quarter fee in Sedgebrook.
By the grant of Richard II to his father [CPR 1385–9, p.24] he held in tail male of the king in chief by knight service, the parish, castle, vill and manor of Eye, with the profits of the court every 3 weeks and the profits of various great courts once yearly, amounting to 20s. and the advowsons, rents and fees of £13 15s. yearly.
Date of death and heir as above.
449
Writ 6 Oct. 1415.
YORK. Inquisition. Kingston upon Hull. 20 Oct.
Jointly with Katharine his wife who survives him he held a rent of £50 from the fee farm of Kingston upon Hull by the grant of Richard II.
He held 10 bovates in Myton in his demesne as of fee.
Edmund de Stafford, bishop of Exeter, and others as above [no. 448], held the manor of Rimswell and 7 bovates in Myton called ‘Mytonfee’, 14 bovates, 40 a. meadow and 30s. rent in Rimswell, Bewholme, Drypool, Newland, Anlaby, Oustemersk and Cottingham, and by charter dated 20 Nov. 1411 granted them to Katharine for the term of her life with reversion to themselves. Therefore he held in her right.
He held 1 knight’s fee in Acaster Malbis near York and in Acomb in Cleveland to himself and his heirs male as part of the honor of Eye which Richard II granted to his father, as above [no. 448]. Half was held of him by the heirs of Richard Malbussh and the other half by the heirs of Richard Bekwyth. The manor of Rimswell with lands and tenements is held of the duke of Clarence, lord of Holderness, annual value of the manor £10; the tenements in Drypool of the heirs of Thomas Sutton, knight, service unknown; the lands and tenements in Myton of Lord Mowbray in socage, annual value 18 marks; Newland and Cottingham of Edmund earl of Kent by a rent of 5s., annual value 10 marks.
Michael his father founded a priory or Charterhouse and a hospital called ‘Meisondieux’ at Myton by licence of Edward III [CPR 1374–7, p.470], reserving the advowsons to himself and his heirs. The site of the priory and hospital is held of Lord Mowbray in socage. Of whom the advowsons are held is unknown, annual values, the fee 3s., advowson of the priory 20 marks, of the hospital 40s.
Date of death and heir as above.
450
Writ 6 Oct. 1415.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Harleston. 22 Oct.
He held the manors and advowsons of Cawston and Burgh in the Marsh, a yearly rent of £20 from the manor of Bacton and the advowson of the priory of Broomholm, all of the king in chief in his demesne in fee tail as parcels of the honor of Eye, granted by Richard II, as above [no. 448], annual values, Cawston manor £40, advowson 40 marks, Burgh Manor £26, advowson 10 marks, advowson of Broomholm priory £120.
Also to himself and his heirs male he held: a rent of £10 formerly belonging to the abbey of Bon Repos; another rent of £10 from the manor of Costessey, payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, and another rent of 28s.5d. from the same manor after the death of the Countess Isabel, who is still living, by the grant of Richard II [CPR 1381–5, p.450]; all payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas; and also the reversion of the manor.
Date of death and heir as above.
451
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Hoxne. 21 Oct. 1415.
He held in his demesne in fee tail by the grants of Richard II to Michael his father CPR 1381–5, p.450; 1385–9, p.24]:
Eye, the castle, vill, manor and honor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value beyond a farm of £20 from the manor of Bacton belonging to it £120.
Lowestoft, the manor with the hundred of Lothingland, of the king in chief of the castle of Norwich in socage by fealty and a rent of 40s., annual value £56.
Hartismere and Stowmarket, the hundreds, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £16.
Combe, a yearly farm of £23 16s.8d. from the manor, of the king in chief by knight service.
Haughley and Thorndon, the reversion of the manors after the death of Isabel countess of Suffolk who holds for life and is still living, of the king in chief by knight service, annual values, 100 marks and £30.
Suffolk, a rent of £20 from the issues of the county by the sheriff.
Wingfield, 69 a. of the king in chief by a rent of 2 white doves, price 2d., annual value 14s.
Dallinghoo, Alderton and the abbey of Leiston, the advowsons, of the king in chief, annual values when they occur, 100s., £10 and £40.
Also all the following 88 knight’s fees, of the king in chief, all extended at the rate of £5 each and held of Michael as follows:
Dunningworth, Tunstall, Theberton, Hacheston, Carlton, Ramsholt, Iken, Ufford and Little Glemham, 5 fees by John Mowbray, earl Marshal.
Loudham, Glemham, Bengeo, Cransford, Sibton, Framlingham, Stanton, Flimworth, Athelington, Sutton, Wingfield, Thickthorn, Creeting, Marlesford, Kenton, Fressingfield, Thurston, Stikingland, Horswald, Barham, Fordley, Frenze, Kilverstone, Horsford, Bacton, Semer and elsewhere, 10 fees by William Bowet, knight.
Edwardstone, Wyverstone, Rickinghall, Fressingfield, Peasenhall, Staverton, Walton, Walsham le Willows, Brantham, Belstead, Bulmer Magna, Bulmer Parva, Stanstead, Westhorpe, Leiston, Theberton, Knettishall and elsewhere, 12 fees by Richard Waldegrave, knight.
Weybread, Withersdale, Playford, Fressingfield, Kesgrave, Boyton, Istead, Westerfield, Capel, Rushmere, Tuddenham, Waldingfield, Monewden, Kettleburgh and Shotford, 10 fees by Miles de Stapleton, knight.
Huntingfield, Linstead Magna, Linstead Parva, Pettistree, Chilton, Sutton, Tangham, Westleton, Bacton and elsewhere, 7 fees by Isabel countess of Suffolk.
Westleton, Snape and Wantisden, 3 fees by Roger Swilyngton, knight.
Aspall, Debenham, Rendlesham, Parham, Gedgrave and Marlesford, 4 fees by the heirs of John de la Pole, knight.
Horpole, 3 fees by the prioress of Campsey Ash.
Finningham, by Nicholas Conyers, and Kenton by Ralph Rameseye, 3 fees.
Buxlow and Knodishall, 1 fee by Robert Braine, John Bekett, John Puttok and John Portman.
Blickling, Sternfield, and Freston 1 fee formerly of John Fastolf.
Oakenhill, Sternfield, Freston, Burston, Gissing and Claydon, and elsewhere 4 fees by Edmund Stafford, bishop of Exeter, and Ralph Nevill, earl of Westmorland.
Stratton, Yaxley, Cranley and elsewhere, 1 fee by William Loveney and Robert del Spitel.
Bedingfield, Laxfield and Darsham, 1 fee by Alice de Bedyngfeld and the heirs of William Clerk and of John atte Bregge.
Yaxley and Benningham, 1/2 fee by the heir of Robert Hempnale, knight.
In the county, 1/2 fee by william Harleston.
Brome, Fressingfield and Semer, 1/2 fee by the heir of Robert Bukton.
Gislingham and Thornham, 1/3 fee by Thomas Geney, knight.
Braiseworth, 1/3 fee by the heir of Robert Wolleman and John Gerard.
Laxfield, 1 fee by the heir of Robert Wynnefeld, knight, and William Clentyng.
Badingham, 1 fee by John Carbonull, knight, and the heir of Robert Wyngefeld.
Shottisham and Thornham Magna, 1 fee by William Wallere, Richard del Chirche and Roger del Wode.
Billesford, 1 1/2 fees by the abbot of Leiston.
Goswold and Thrandeston, 1/3 fee by Thomas Herfray.
Kelton, Wilby and Horpole, 2 fees by Michael de la Pole, his son, and Elizabeth his wife.
Bures St. Mary, East Bergholt, Wickham Market, Cotton, Braiseworth, Rishangles, Farnham, Rendham, Mellis and Wortham 1 fee by Thomas Sakevyle.
Bacton, Horham, Alderton, Dallinghoo, Whitton, Chickering, Boulge and Glemham, 2 1/2 fees by the heir of John Copeland, knight, and the prior of Broomholm.
Bacton, Horham, Alderton, Dallinghoo, Whitton, Chickering, Rushmere, Shottisham and Benhall, 2 3/4 fees by Peter de Naunton, John Staverton and the prior of Broomholm.
Bacton, Whitton, Dallinghoo, Alderton, Rushmere, Horham, Chickering, Boulge, East Bergholt, Benhall and Badingham, 2 3/4 fees by John Carbonell and the prior of Broomholm.
Bacton, Dilham, Barton Bendish and Worstead in Norfolk, 2 3/4 fees by John Geney, knight, the heir of Beatrice Smalbergh, the prior of Broomholm, William Sywardeby and the heir of Hugh atte Fenne.
Glosthorpe, Norfolk, 1 fee by Robert Morley, knight.
Bawsey, Norfolk, Redlingfield and Gislingham, 3 fees by John Carbonell, Richard atte Chirche and Thomas Geney.
Stonham, Hitcham and Hethill in Norfolk, 1 fee by the heirs of Thomas Gernegan.
Whitton, Horham and Chickering, 1 fee by Robert Thorp.
Date of death and heir as above.
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