Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry V, Entries 452-499

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry V, Entries 452-499

452 MICHAEL DE LA POLE SON OF THE EARL OF SUFFOLK
Writ 6 Dec. 1415.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. West Coker. 27 Dec.
He held the advowson of Norton sub Hamdon, which the earl of Suffolk had held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks. It was taken into the king’s hands owing to his minority.
He died on 25 Oct. last. William his brother, the next male heir, was aged 19 years on 16 Oct. last. Katharine, aged 4 years and more, Elizabeth, aged 3 years and more, and Isabel, aged 1/2 year, are his daughters and next heirs.
453
Writ 6 Dec. 1415.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Fordingbridge. 12 Dec.
He held a rent of £29 from the fee farm of Winchester during the lifetime of Isabel countess of Suffolk of the king in chief, service unknown. It was taken into the king’s hands owing to the minority.
Date of death and heirs as above.
454
Writ 6 Dec. 1415.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 26 Dec.
He held a rent of £47 13s.4d. from the fee farm of 120 marks from the castle of Rockingham and the stewardship of the forests and hundred between the bridges of Oxford and Stamford during the lifetime of Isabel countess of Suffolk, who held in her demesne as of fee by the grant of Richard II. It is held of the king in chief, service unknown. He also held the advowsons of Grafton and Bugbroke of the king in chief by knight service, annual values 20 marks and £20. All were taken into the king’s hands owing to the minority.
Date of death and heirs as above.
455
Writ 6 Dec. 1415.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster. 24 Dec.
He held an annuity of £123 7s.9 3/4d. from the hanaper of Chancery payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas during the life of Isabel countess of Suffolk, part of a grant of £500 by Richard II [CPR 1385–9, p.24], held of the king in chief by knight service, until the manors of Haughley and Thorndon were released to him by her death. It is in the king’s hands owing to the minority.
Date of death and heirs as above.
456
Writ 6 Dec. 1415.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Kirton. 27 Dec.
The manor of Blyborough was held jointly by Michael and Katharine, his father and mother, by the grant of Michael’s father to them. It is held of Lord Mowbray, service unknown, annual value 20 marks, and it is not in the king’s hands because it was released to Katharine and her heirs.
Katharine held the manor of Westwoodside by the grant of Edmund de Stafford, bishop of Exeter, and others by their charter of 8 Nov. 1411, as above [no. 448]. It is also held of Lord Mowbray, service unknown, annual value £12, and was released to Katharine to hold for her life.
As parcels of the castle, vill, manor and honor of Eye, which he held in fee tail by the grant of Richard II, as above [no. 448], he held:
Welbourn, Ingoldsby, Ancaster and Marston, 20s. rent from lands and tenements held by John Willesford, the heir of Lord Beaumont, John Thomson, Richard Braceby and others unknown.
Barrowby, West Allington, Ancaster, Wilsford, Ingoldsby and elsewhere, 2 3/4 knight’s fees, as above … [no. 448].
Sedgbrook, 1/4 knight’s fee by the heirs of Simon Leek.
He also held the profits of a court every 3 weeks and of a yearly great court, and the advowson of the abbey of Newbo. All were taken into the king’s hands owing to the minority, and apart from the manors of Blyborough and Westwoodside released to Katharine, all remain in the king’s hands.
Date of death and heirs as above.
457
Writ 6 Dec. 1415.
YORK. Inquisition. Market Weighton. 27 Dec.
Michael and Katharine, his parents, held a rent of £50 from the fee farm of Kingston upon Hull. This was delivered to Katharine in jointure. Ten bovates in Myton held by Michael the father in his demesne as of fee were assigned to Katharine in dower. The manor of Rimswell, 7 bovates in Myton called ‘Atonfee’, 14 bovates, 40 a. meadow and 30s. rent in Rimswell, Bewholme, Drypool, Newland, Anlaby, Oustemersk and Cottingham were held by Katharine because granted to her by Edmund de Stafford, bishop of Exeter, and others as above [no. 448].
One knight’s fee in Acaster Malbis and Acomb of which half was held of the earl by Richard Malbyssh and half by the heirs of Richard Bekwyth, was assigned to Katharine in dower, as was the advowson of the hospital called ‘Maisondieux’, but the advowson of Charterhouse remains in the king’s hands, annual value 20 marks.
Date of death and heir as above.
458
Writ 6 Dec. 1415.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Harleston. 10 Jan. 1416.
The manors of Cawston and Burgh in the Marsh, a rent of £20, parcel of the castle, vill, manor and honor of Eye, the manor of Bacton, a rent of £10 formerly belonging to the abbey of Bon Repos, and another rent from the manor of Costessey which Michael de la Pole held in fee tail by the grant of Richard II by letters patent, all came into the king’s hands owing to the minority. The manor of Burgh in the Marsh held of the king in chief by knight service remains in the king’s hands. The remainder with the advowsons of Broomholm priory, Cawston and Burgh in the Marsh were assigned to Katharine in dower.
Date of death and heir as above.
459
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Mendham. 10 Jan. 1416.
The following came into the king’s hands owing to his death and the minority of the heir, all held of the king in chief, and all except Lowestoft and Wingfield by knight service.
Eye, the castle, honor, vill and manor, annual value beyond £4 4s.11 1/4d. assigned to Katharine in dower £115 8s.1/2d.
Hartismere and Stow, the hundreds, annual value £16.
Suffolk, a rent of £20 from the issues of the county.
Lowestoft, the manor with the hundred of Lothingland, of the castle of Norwich in socage by fealty and a rent of 40s., annual value £56.
Combe, a yearly farm of £23 16s.8d. from the manor.
Wingfield, 69 a. by a rent of 2 white doves, price 2d., annual value 4s.
Haughley and Thorndon, the reversion of the manors after the death of Isabel countess of Suffolk, who holds for life, annual values £30 and 100 marks.
Also 88 knight’s fees and the advowsons of Dallinghoo and Alderton and of the abbey of Leiston, as listed above [no. 451].
He, Michael the son, also held jointly with Elizabeth his wife in his demesne in tail male:
Benhall, the manor with its appurtenances in Norfolk and Suffolk, of the castle of Eye, service unknown, annual value £60.
Orford, £20 rent from the castle and vill.
Veyses, the manor with its appurtenances in Stratford with a rent of 6s.1d. from 2 plots of land called ‘Sykerslegh’ in Stratford formerly of Geoffrey Cone, and all other lands and tenements of the late earl in Stratford and Higham with a watermill, the advowson of Stratford, view of frankpledge in Stratford and Higham, of the castle of Eye by knight service, annual value £24.
C 138/16, no. 48b
E 149/105, no. 5
460 RICHARD COURTENAY, BISHOP OF NORWICH
Writ 26 Sept. 1415.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 23 Oct.
He held the manor and advowson of Honiton by the grant of Robert Vaggescomb, formerly canon of Exeter and parson of Parkham, William Bampton, formerly parson of Churchill, William Ponton, formerly portioner of Waddesdon, Henry de Bourton and John Hudresfyld to Hugh Courtenay late earl of Devon and Margaret his wife for their lives with successive remainders to Peter de Courtenay and his heirs male, Philip de Courtenay and his heirs male and the right heirs of the earl, by their charter shown to the jurors. Hugh and Margaret died. Peter died without heirs male. Then Philip held them and Richard succeeded as his son and heir. They are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual values, the manor £20, the advowson 20 marks.
By the same grant he held the manors of South Huish, Malborough, Ilton, Thurlestone, Sewer, Portlemouth and Salcombe; South Huish of William le Zouche of the castle of Totnes by knight service and a yearly rent of 15 marks, annual value £15; Malborough, Ilton, Portlemouth and Thurlestone of William Wadham of the manor of Harberton, services unknown, annual values, Malborough 16s., Ilton £12, Portlemouth 60s., Thurlestone, £30 5s.; Sewer of John de la Pomeray, knight, of his manor of Berry Pomeroy, service unknown, annual value £4; and Salcombe of William Ferrers of the fee of Polsloe, service unknown, annual value 100s.
He held the mansion of the manor of Powderham with the advowson by the grant of William bishop of Hereford, and Ralph Schyllyngford to Hugh and Margaret for their lives with remainders to Philip and Peter de Courtenay and their heirs male, and the right heirs of the earl. They are held of the king in socage of the castle of Hay in Wales, of the earldom of Hereford, annual values, the mansion nil, the advowson £10.
The manor and advowson of Alphington and the manor of Bolberry were granted by Hugh de Segrave, knight, to Margaret late countess of Devon with successive remainders to Peter and Philip de Courtenay, knights, and Edward, earl of Devon, and their heirs male. So he came to hold Alphington of the earl of Devon, of the honor of Okehampton, service unknown, annual value £38; and Bolberry of the same earl of the honor of Plympton, annual value £10 3s.
The manor of Whitestone was granted by Robert Vaggiscombe and John Hodresfyld to Hugh and Margaret with similar remainders to Philip and Peter Courtenay. It was described as comprising 4 messuages, 2 carucates, 2 a. meadow, 200 a. wood and 13s.4d. rent with the advowson, and was held of the king in socage of the castle of Hay, as above, annual value 60s.
He held the manor of Mortonhampstead with the advowson by the grant of Robert de Vagggescomb to Hugh and Margaret for their lives with remainder to Philip Courtenay, knight, and his heirs male, and the right heirs of the earl. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual values, the manor £24, advowson £10.
Long before his death he granted the manor of ‘Colmpsechvyle’ to William de Courtenay, his brother, and his heirs male, with reversion to himself. It is held of Edward Seint Johan of the manor of Lapford, service unknown, annual value £4.
He also formerly held the manor of Milton Damerel without the advowson by the grant of Robert de Vaggescomb to Hugh and Margaret, as above. By his charter dated at Oxford on 27 March 1410 and shown to the jurors he gave it, except for the knight’s fees, to Robert Westcote, esquire, to hold for the term of his life, rendering him a yearly rent of £4. It is held of the earl of Devon of the honour of Plympton, service unknown, annual value £8.
He also formerly held the manors of Powderham and Chiverstone by the grant of William bishop of Hereford and Ralph Schyllyngford, as above, and by his charter dated 19 May 1413 he granted them to Robert Cary, esquire, to hold for life except for the mansion, knight’s fees and advowsons, for £24 13s.4d., to hold by the rent of a rose at Midsummer. Powderham is held of the king in socage of the castle of Hay by a rent of 20s., annual value £18 6s.8d.; Chiverstone of John Nevyle, knight, and Elizabeth his wife of the manor of Kenton, service unknown, annual value £6 7s.
He also held 2 messuages and 3 ferlings in ‘la Chapell’ in the parish of Cadbury and by his charter dated at Cadeleigh on 21 March 1411 he gave them to William Jew, esquire, to hold for life without rent, with reversion to himself. They are held of his heirs of the manor of Cadeleigh, service unknown, annual value 10s. At the same time he granted to William Jew for his good service a rent of £3 13s.4d., payable by equal parts at the 4 terms, from the manor of Honiton for life, with licence to distrain if in arrears by 15 days.
He held 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Colyton and give it to Richard Baudyn to hold for life without rent and with reversion to himself. It is held of the earl of Devon of the manor of Colyton, service unknown, annual value 16s.
He died on 15 Sept. last. Philip son of John, his brother, is his heir and was aged 11 years on 18 Jan. last.
461
SOMERSET. Inquisition. West Coker. 4 Nov. 1415.
He held the manor of East Coker in his demesne in fee tail by the grant of Robert Vaggescomb and others to Hugh Courtenay, earl of Devon, and Margaret his wife to hold for their lives with remainders as above [no. 460]. It is held of the king in chief, service unknown. By his charter dated at Wickham Bishops on 1 Aug. 1415 he gave his chamberlain, Richard Baldewyn, esquire, £8 4s.8d. yearly for life from the manor, annual value beyond that £9 13s.4d.
By a fine of Edward III [CP 25/1/200/26, no. 58] he held the manors of Sampford Brett and Torweston with £4 rent in Watchet, Williton and Stogumber, by the grant of William Wike, late parson of Kenn and John Southdon, late parson of Honiton, to Hugh earl of Devon and Margaret his wife with successive remainders to Peter and Philip Courtenay and their heirs male. So it descended to him as above. They are held of Hugh Lutrell, knight, of the castle of Dunster, service unknown, annual value £12.
He held half the manor of Stewley to himself and his heirs male by the grant of John Southdoune, clerk, parson of Honiton, and the other half by the grant of John Syward, both grants being made to Philip his father and his heirs male.
Date of death and heir as above.
C 138/16, no. 49
E 149/105, no. 14
462 THOMAS CHAPELEYN
Writ 6 Dec. 1415.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury. 11 Dec.
He held the manor of Chisenbury and 1 carucate in Littlecott for life by the grant of John Chaundeler, John Aynell and Nicholas Partute, clerks, by a fine of 1401 [CP 25/1/390/59, no. 33] by which they granted them, with the homage and services of the prior of Ogbourne and his successors, and of John son and heir of John Roches, knight, Ivo Fitzwaryn, John Bacon, Richard Litelcote, William Stourton, Nicholas Coudray, John Tannere, Nicholas Asshford, Walter Olde and John Giffard, to him, Joan his wife and the heirs of her body. Chisenbury is held of the king of the earldom of Hereford, service unknown, and the carucate with 4 messuages of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service also unknown, annual value together 51s.4d.
He died on 2 Dec. last. Joan wife of Thomas Ryngewode of Hampshire, aged 30 years, and Clemency wife of Richard Deverose, aged 24 years and more, are the daughters and heirs of Joan, wife of Thomas, by William Bayford, her former husband.
463
Writ 6 Dec. 1415.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Fordingbridge. 8 Dec.
He held the manor of Fold for life of the king in chief by a yearly rent of 1d. by the grant of Thomas Ryngewode, William Westbury and John Harryes to him and Joan his wife, formerly the wife of William Bayford, by their charter dated 21 May 1411 and made with royal licence [CPR 1408–13, p.209, cf. CCR 1413–22, p.140].
He held the manor of Cridlestyle and 1 messuage in Lymington for life by the grant of John Chaundeler and others by the fine of 1401 as above [no. 462]. The manor is held of John Halle, service unknown, annual value 44s, and the messuage of the earl of Devon, service also unknown, annual value 2s. He also held 4 messuages and 1 carucate in Littlecott by the grant of the same 3 clerks to them and the heirs of Joan. They are held of the king of the duchy of Lancaster.
Date of death and heirs as above.
C 138/16, no. 50
464 WILLIAM FYLOLL
Writ 28 Jan. 1416.
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne. 28 March.
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Winterborne Herringston and Langton Herring with the advowson of Langton Herring and 1 toft, 5 a. arable and 1 a. meadow in Leftisford in Verwood. Winterborne Herringston is held of the abbot of Bindon by the service of rendering 1 lb. of wax at the gate of the abbey at Michaelmas each year, annual value 20 marks; Langton Herring with the advowson of Alice, widow of Guy de Briene, knight, of her manor of Sutton Poyntz by knight service, annual value 100s.; and the toft and land in Leftisford of Roger, lord of Verwood, service unknown, annual value 12d.
He also held the reversion of Herrison by Charminster which Hugh Deverell holds for life of Thomas Wotton rendering 40s. yearly by equal parts at the 4 terms during the life of Thomas. It is held of John Heryng by knight service, annual value 40s. Thomas and Hugh are still living.
Jointly with Joan his wife by the grant of John Fauntleroy and Joan his wife to them and their heirs by a fine of 1398 [CP 25/1/51/52, no. 124] he held the manor of Langton Matravers and 3 messuages in Middlebere with the advowson of the chantry of Wilkswood. All are held of John and Joan Fauntleroy by the rent of a rose at Midsummer, annual values, the manor 20 marks, the messuages 6d., and the advowson nil.
Also jointly with Joan by the grant of John son and heir of William Fillol, to them and their heirs by his charter dated at Woodlands on 20 Sept. 1390, he held the manors of Southcombe, Winterborne Muston, Winterborne Zelston, Mapperton, West Morden and East Morden. Southcombe is held of the king in chief by knight service, Winterborne Muston of the abbot of Milton, service unknown, Winterborne Zelston, except for 1 messuage with curtilage and 6 a. arable, of Thomas Mawrewarde, knight, service unknown, annual value 10 marks, Mapperton of the abbess of Shaftesbury by knight service, annual value 5 marks, West Morden of John Warre, service unknown., annual value 40s. and East Morden of the same John, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. The messuage and land in Winterborne Zelston are held of Robert Rochford, service unknown.
He held the manor of Wambrook by Chardstock with the advowson of the chapel there jointly with John Fauntleroy, Robert More, Richard Masoun and Nicholas Arney, during the life of Mary wife of Richard Bannebury, by the grant of Richard Bannebury made on 15 May 1411. Mary held an estate in fee tail in the manor and advowson by the grant to Mary and William Fyllol, and William de Percy and Mary daughter of John Fillol, by John de Farneburgh and Elizabeth his wife by a fine of 1354 [CP 25/1/50/42, no. 213]. They are held of the bishop of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value nil. Richard and Mary Bannebury are still living.
He also held the reversions of:
Bloxworth, the manor, which John Wodeham and Joan his wife hold for the term of their lives by a rent of 4 marks payable by equal parts at the 4 terms. It is held of the abbot of Cerne, service unknown, annual value 53s.4d.
Lytchett Minster, 1 messuage, held by John Wolferigge and Alice his wife for the term of their lives by a yearly rent of 25s. payable by equal parts at the 4 terms. It is held of Ida widow of Thomas West, knight, annual value 20s.
Wambrook, 2 tenements which John Lytlyngton and Agnes his wife hold for the term of their lives without rent by the grant of William, held of the bishop of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value nil.
Stockley, 1 toft, 6 bovates, 7 a. meadow, 6a, pasture, and 8 a. wood of Robert Turbervyle, knight, by a rent of 6d. payable at Easter.
In right of Joan he held the manor of Woodlands with the hundred of Knowlton, 1 carucate in Winterborne Belet, 8 messuages and 60 a. arable in West Stafford, 2 messuages, 3 a. and 13s. rent in Kingston Marwood, 3 messuages and 40 a. in Winterborne Houghton, 1 messuage and 6 bovates in Winterborne Whitchurch, and a rent of 22s. from a messuage in Winterborne Kingston, which John Chamberleyn and Joan his wife hold for the term of their lives. Woodlands is held of the earl of March of the manor of Pimperne by knight service, annual value £20; the premises in Winterborne Belet of the abbot of Milton by knight service, annual value 10 marks; those in West Stafford of Robert Byngham of the manor of West Stafford, service unknown, annual value 50s.; those in Kingston of Robert Grey of his manor of Kingston, service unknown, annual value 8s.; and those in Winterborne Houghton and Winterborne Whitchurch of Alice widow of Guy Bryene of her manor of Sutton Poyntz, service unknown, annual value 22s.
He died on 22 Jan. last. John his son and heir is aged 7 years and more. [Some parts of both texts illegible].
C 138/16, no. 51
E 149/108, no. 13
465 MARGARET WIDOW OF HENRY VAVASOUR
Writ 16 July 1415.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Caistor. 23 Oct.
Henry Melton of Yorkshire held the manor of East Halton in his demesne as of fee, and by his deed, dated at Halton on 13 Jan. 1414, witnessed by Edmund Gastrike, William atte Well and Robert North, and shown to the jurors, granted it with all his holdings in East Halton and Killingholme, which were formerly held by William son of William de Skypwyth, knight, to Thomas duke of Clarence, John the king’s son, Margaret widow of Henry Vavasour, knight, Robert Waterton, John Waterton, John Normanvile, Nicholas Tournay and John Skypwyth, to them and their heirs and assigns to hold during the life of Margaret of the chief lords of the fees, with successive remainders after her death to John son of Henry Vavasour and the heirs of his body, Henry, brother of John, and the heirs of his body, Margaret, Elizabeth and Jane, daughters of Henry and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies and Patrick de Skypwyth, brother of Margaret, and his heirs. The manor is held of Robert Hilton of his manor of Fulstow, service unknown, annual value 20 marks.
Henry Vavasour, knight, held the manor of Cockerington in his demesne as of fee, and granted it by his deed, also shown to the jurors, dated at Cockerington on 16 Oct. 1408 and witnessed by Henry de Retford, Walter Taileboise, Thomas Hawlay, Richard Aunsard, knights, and Robert Eland, to Master John Neweton, treasurer of St. Peter’s, York, William Anthorp, parson of Kirk Deighton, John son of William de Skypwyth, knight, Richard de Norton, John son of John de Aske, Nicholas Gascoigne, Robert Barry and Robert Rawedon of Aberford, to hold to them and their heirs and assigns. By their charter, dated at Cockerington on 20 Oct. 1408 and witnessed by the same persons, they regranted the manor to Henry and Margaret his wife to hold for their lives with reversion to themselves. It is held of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value £20.
She died on 1 July last. Henry her son and heir is aged 13 years and more.
466
Writ 16 July 1415.
YORK. Inquisition. York castle. 3 Oct. 1415.
All findings as in the inquisition on Henry Vavasour, knight, her husband, above [no. 27].
Date of death and heir, aged 12 years and more, as above.
C 138/16, no. 52
E 149/105, no. 24
467 WILLIAM SON OF JOHN BRYMESLEY
Writ for proof of age. 16 Oct. 1415.
NOTTINGHAM. Proof of age. 4 Nov.
The jurors say that he was born at Kirkby in Ashfield and baptised in the church there on 25 July 1392 and is now aged 21 years and more.
John Wodehous of Annesley, aged 50 years and more, remembers the date because he was at Nottingham for gaol delivery before William Thirnyng and his fellow justices on 26 July of that year for the delivery of William Brymesley, brother of John.
Robert Mathenson, aged 52 years and more, at that time bought from Roger … all his tenements in Hardwick, and John Clerk of Newthorpe, who made the charter of feoffment, told him of the birth and he remembers by the date of the charter.
The other jurors were Robert Frankenbard of Hucknall, Robert Rysshall and John Arnall of Selston, John Worthyngton of Watnall, John Rapiter of Trowell, John Chamberlain and Richard Clerk of Hucknall, John Wodehous of Papplewick, William Grene of Linby and Thomas Isedeson of Kirkby in Ashfield, [but all their statements are illegible].
C 138/16, no. 53
468 PETER DE MAULAY
Writ 8 Oct. 1415.
YORK. Inquisition. Beverley. 29 Oct.
He held in his demesne as of fee the castle and manor of Mulgrave, and the manors of Egton, Lockington, Birdsall, Doncaster and Rossington, and by his charter dated at Lockington on 8 Sept. 1400, made with the king’s licence [CPR 1399–1401, p.325] granted them with the advowsons of Lockington, Rossington and Bainton to Robert de Wyclif parson of Rudby, William Reson, chaplain, and Richard de Feldoun, clerk. Feldoun having died the other two regranted these premises except Birdsall, Doncaster and Rossington, with the advowsons of Lockington and Rossington, to Peter, Maud his wife, who survives him, and the heirs of their bodies, by their deed dated at Lockington on 22 April 1406. All are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual values, the castle nil, Mulgrave manor 40 marks, Egton 40 marks, Lockington 20 marks, the church 40s., Bainton church 100s., Doncaster £20, Birdsall 10 marks, Rossington 100s., the church 10s. The annual value of the castle and manor of Mulgrave and the manors of Egton and Lockington with vills and hamlets is £100 and no more [sic].
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Reeth in Swaledale, and Seaton, and lands and tenements, woods and mills, in Swaledale, Seaton, Staithes, Scaling, Borrowby, Runswick, Roxby and Hinderwell with the advowson of Hinderwell. By his deed dated at Seaton on 2 Jan. 1412 he granted them to John Ellerker, William Gaunton, clerk, Richard Beverly and William Ake, and they by deed dated at Reeth on 20 Jan. 1413 reconveyed them to him and Maud his wife in fee tail. Reeth is held of Ralph earl of Westmorland of the honor of Richmond, service unknown. Seaton and the lands etc. of Philip lord Darcy by knight service, annual value 40s.
He also held the manor of Bainton and by his deed dated at Brough on 16 Oct. 1412 [licence CPR 1408–13, p.422] conveyed it to Thomas Brounflete, Robert Wyclif, clerk, and John Ellerker. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £40.
He also held a 3rd part of the manors of Kilnwick, Applegarth and Hunmanby, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value of the 3rd parts 100s.
He held the castle and manor of Bransholme, the manor of Sutton in Holderness, with the vills of Sutton, Bransholme, Stoneferry, Rowlston, Hornsea with Burton, Coniston and North Frodingham, and the 6 advowsons of the chantry of 6 chaplains in the chapel of Sutton, and a 3rd part of the manor of Atwick in tail male by the grant of Robert Latymer, Peter de Grymesby of Norton Disney, Thomas Fauconbergh, William Barowby, chaplain, and William Spencer, to Thomas Sutton, knight, and Agnes his wife and their heirs male with successive remainders to Peter de Maulay VI and Constance his wife, Peter de Maulay VII and Margery his wife, Thomas de Sutton and his heirs. All have died without heirs male, and the premises therefore descend (with the manor of Southcoates which Elizabeth Trivet holds for life by the grant of Thomas, knight) to Agnes wife of Edmund Hastynges, knight, daughter and heir of Thomas de Sutton; John Godard, knight, son and heir of Constance another daughter, and Constance wife of John Bygod, knight, and Elizabeth wife of George Salvan, daughters and heirs of Margery, the 3rd daughter and heir.
He also formerly held lands and tenements in Sutton and Southcoates which Amand de Sutton by his deed dated at Sutton on 26 Jan. 1410 granted to John Ellerker, John son of John Hothome, knight, and William Ake.
The castle and manor of Bransholme, annual value 40s. and the advowson of the manor of Sutton, annual value £20, are held of Thomas duke of Clarence, of his manor of Burstwick in Holderness, services unknown.
The 3rd part of Atwick manor is held of Lord de Roos of his manor of Roos, service unknown, annual value 100s.
He died on 6 Sept. 1415. Constance Bygod and Elizabeth Salvan, his sisters and heirs are aged 30 years and more and 25 and more. John Godard, knight, is 24 and more, and Agnes Hastinges 40 and more.
C 138/16, no. 54
E 149/105, no. 23
469 JOAN DUCHESS OF YORK
Writ, melius sciri, in response to a petition of the duchess, that all her holdings have been wrongly taken into the king’s hands owing to the forfeiture of Henry Lescrop her late [3rd] husband. 26 Aug. 1415.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge. 18 Sept.
By the grant of John de Copuldyk, knight, William Michell of Friskney, Thomas de Enderby and others she holds for life 12 messuages in Oakington, parcel of the manor of Lilford in Northamptonshire, of the honor of Huntingdon, service unknown, annual value 100s.
In dower of Edmund her late husband she holds 10 marks yearly from the issues of the county payable by the sheriff, of Henry [recte Richard?] son and heir of Richard late earl of Cambridge, service unknown.
470 Similar writ. 26 Aug. 1415.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Andover. 17 Sept.
As one of the sisters and heirs of Edmund earl of Kent she holds in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service:
Alton, the manor and hundred, annual value £60.
Bedhampton, the manor and advowson, annual value £31.
Andover, £46 15s.11d. from the fee farm.
471 Similar writ 26 Aug. 1415
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Oundle. 28 Oct.
She holds the manor of Lilford for life by the grant of John de Copuldyk, knight, and others as above, of the honor of Huntingdon, service unknown, annual value £40.
472 Similar writ 26 Aug. 1415.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Spilsby. 1 Oct.
She holds in her demesne as of fee of her own inheritance as one of the heirs of Edmund earl of Kent, her brother, the manor Caistor, except the vills of North Kelsey, Hundon and Fonaby, which Joan widow of Thomas earl of Kent holds in dower for her life. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £22.
She holds in dower an annuity of £71 from the manor of Grantham, of Henry son and heir of Richard earl of Cambridge, service unknown.
She also holds in dower of William de Wylughby, knight, her former husband:
Cockerington, a capital messuage, of the king in chief as a 10th part of a knight’s fee, annual value 50s.
Raithby, the manor, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster of the castle of Bolingbroke, service unknown, annual value £4 13s.4d.
East Keal and Stickford, a yearly rent of 106s.8d. from the vills, of Robert, son and heir of William de Wylughby, knight, service unknown.
Fulletby, the manor, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £6 10s.
Castle Carleton, 10 marks rent from the manor, of the king in chief service unknown.
Spilsby, the manor, of Henry lord of Bello Monte, service unknown. [No value given].
Wisprington, the manor, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £10.
By the grant of John de Copuldyk, knight, and others as above [no. 469] she holds for life:
Orby, the manor of Henry lord of Bellomonte, service unknown, annual value £60.
Great Steeping and Partney the manors, of the same Henry of his castle of Folkingham by knight service, annual values, £31 and £6 13s.4d.
Belchford, the manor, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £8 10s.
Witheall and Langton, the manors, of the bishop of Durham, services unknown, annual value 40s.
473 Similar writ 26 Aug. 1415.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Loddon. 30 Sept.
She holds for life by the grant of John de Copuldyk, knight, and others as above [no. 469]: the manor of Walcott called ‘Syreswateres’ manor with 20 a. in Walcott, Keswick, Bacton and Watton, formerly held by Simon de Walcote, parson of Walcott, of Thomas Bowet of his manor of ‘Haysford’, service unknown, annual value 10 marks; and the manor of Chedgrove, of Lord Fitzwalter of his manor of Hempnall, service unknown, annual value 10 marks.
She holds the manor of Roughton in dower of William de Wylughby, knight, of Robert Fitzosbert, service unknown, annual value 5 marks.
474
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Haughley. 9 Oct. 1415.
She holds in dower of William de Wylughby, knight, the manor of Combe, of the king in chief by fealty, annual value £7; and the manor of Ufford with £4 13s.4d. yearly rent from the town of Ipswich by the bailiffs there with the profits of 2 leets and 2 tourns in the hundred of Samford, of the earl of Suffolk, service unknown, annual value 10 marks.
Similarly the manor of Bawdsey, of the same earl of his manor of Benhall, service unknown, annual value 5 marks.
She holds for life by the grant of John Copuldyk, knight, and others as above [no. 469] the manor of Bredfield of the same earl, service unknown, annual value 13 marks.
475 Similar writ 26 Aug. 1415.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster. 7 Oct.
She holds in dower of Edmund, the duke, a rent of £94 8s.10 1/2d, payable at the exchequer by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, assigned by John Maysham, late escheator, as a 3rd part of the grant of £283 6s.8d. to the duke and his heirs male by Edward III.
476 Similar writ 26 Aug. 1415.
LONDON. Inquisition. 5 Oct.
She holds in dower £96 8s.10 1/2d. as a 3rd part of £289 6s.8d. from the custom of wools in the port granted to the duke and his heirs male by Richard II.
477 Similar writ 26 Aug. 1415.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Ware. 22 Oct. 1415.
She holds in the dower of Edmund duke of York, her late husband, the manor of Hitchin, of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 40 marks.
478 Similar writ 26 Aug. 1415.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Morpeth. 24 Feb. 1416.
She holds in dower of Edmund duke of York, her late husband:
Bellister and Grindon, a 3rd part of the manors in the liberty of Tynedale, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value of the 3rd parts, 5 marks.
Bellingham, a 3rd part of a watermill, of 250 a. arable and of 6 a. meadow; of a tenement called ‘Sekerwam’ comprising about 60 a. arable and 5 a. meadow; of a tenement called ‘Barneystead’, 22 a. arable and 2 a. meadow; of 2 messuages in Thirlwall containing 42 a. arable and 4 a. meadow; of a messuage called ‘Holdenerlande’ of 20 a. arable and 2 a. meadow; of a shealing of land called ‘Someryerde’ containing 100 a. and pasture; of half an upland pasture (hopp) called Chirdon containing 3,000 a. pasture all in the liberty of Tynedale, of the king in chief services unknown, annual value of the 3rd parts 5 marks; a 3rd part of the manor of Lee Hall of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 60s.; and a 3rd part of all the knight’s fees, advowsons and other appurtenances of these holdings.
479 Similar writ 26 Aug. 1415.
YORK. Inquisition. Howden. 30 Sept.
In the dower of Edmund duke of York her late husband she holds 200 marks yearly from the custom of wools in Kingston upon Hull as a 3rd part of £400 granted to the duke by Edward II, and 50 marks yearly from the issues of the county as a 3rd part of a similar grant of £100; and the manor of Wakefield with its members of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 100 marks. Also in dower she holds the castle and town of Sandal Magna, of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 40 marks.
As one of the sisters and heirs of Edmund earl of Kent she holds 176 a. meadow called Inglemere and Saltings with agistment, and various pastures in ‘Stanhousgrange’, ‘Stanhousgarth’ ‘le Thorndyke’, ‘les Wythyes’, ‘Crokidcotgarth’, East Chanter Lands, East Harpings, ‘Wylakengarth’, ‘Twelvehendys’, Kirk Ella, ‘le Havenayk’, West Harpings, South Chanter Lands, on the west, and ‘Southame’ on the east; a pasture at the east end of Derrringham Dike, 2 woods called Southwood and Eppleworth wood, as parcel of the manor of Cottingham, annual value £40; and the manor of Little Weighton, annual value 5 marks, all of the king in chief by the service of an 8th part of 2 knight’s fees.
Of her own inheritance she held the advowson of Middleton near Pickering of the king in chief, service unknown.
C 138/16, no. 55
E 152/460
480 RICHARD DUFFELD
Writ, melius sciri, as it was found that he held in York in free burgage: 1 messuage with stalls and shops in St. Saviour’s Street; 1 messuage next St. Andrew’s churchyard; 4 messuages in Peaseholme; 4 messuages and a garden in Aldwark, a rent of 7s. from 3 shops formerly of John Beverlay in Petergate; and 1 messuage in [Nether ousegate], but his status was not given, [CIPM, XIX, no. 720]. 20 Nov. 1415.
YORK. Inquisition. 18 Jan. 1416.
He held 1 messuage with divers booths and shops adjoing in St. Saviour’s gate and … as above, to himself and the heirs of his body by the grant and legacy of Richard his grandfather to Thomas Duffeld, his father, whose heir he is, and the heirs of his body.
C 138/17, no. 56
481 JOHN CHEDIOK, KNIGHT
Writ 13 Oct. 1415.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Westbury. 28 Oct.
He held in his demesne as of fee a 4th part of the manors of:
Westbury, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 40 marks.
Imber, of the prior of Bradenstoke, service unknown, annual value 20s.
Hilperton, of Edmund earl of March, service unknown, annual value 40s.
He died on 28 Sept. John his son and heir is aged 14 years and more.
482
Writ 13 Oct. 1415.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Frampton on Severn. 7 Nov.
He held a 4th part of the manor of Clifton of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 40s.
Matthew de Gournay, knight, Philip Fitzwaryn of Whittington, John Plecy and John Strecche held the manor of Frampton on Severn in their demesne as of fee, and by their deed, dated at Isle Brewers on 27 Aug. 1390, granted it to Ivo Fitzwaryn, knight, for the maintenance of John, son of John Chediok, knight, and Eleanor his wife, for the term of 9 years, with remainder to John and Eleanor, the heirs of their bodies and the right heirs of John, knight. So he held it of Edmund earl of March, service unknown, annual value £10.
He died on 25 Sept. last, heir as above.
483
Writ, plura, 17 Aug. 1416.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester. 24 Oct.
He held no more than was stated in the above inquisition, [the details being repeated]. John his son and heir is now aged 15 years and more.
484
Writ 13 Oct. 1415.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. West Coker. 4 Nov.
He held the manor of Hestercombe in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10.
Thomas Broke, knight, and Joan his wife hold a yearly rent of £20 from the manor of Kingstone with reversion to John son of John Chediok. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight service.
Matthew Gournay and others, as above, held the manor and advowson of Allowenshay and by their deed of 30 Aug. 1399, as above [no. 482] granted it to Ivo Fitzwaryn, knight, for a term of 5 years with remainder to John Chedyok, knight, and Eleanor his wife. After 5 years they entered and held the manor. Eleanor survives. By what service it is held is unknown, annual value £20.
John is his son and heir, aged …
485
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne. 30 Oct. 1415.
He held the manor of Buckhorn Weston in his demesne as of fee of Robert Hallum, bishop of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 100s.
Jointly with Eleanor his wife by the grants of Matthew Gournay, knight, and others on 25 and 27 Aug. 1399, as above [no. 482] he held the manor of Chideock with the hamlets or members of Hakeridge, Moorbath, Atram, Allington, Bridport, Walditch, Bradpole, Hindecombe, Bere Regis, Greyleshay and Cothays. Bridport is held of the king in chief, and all the rest of Edmund earl of March, services unknown, annual value £40; and similarly the manor and advowson of East Chelborough of the king in chief, by knight service, annual value £10. [pardon for acquiring, 18 Oct. 1390, CPR 1388–92, p.311].
He died on 25 Sept. last. Heir as above [no. 481].
C 138/17, no. 58
E 149/104, no. 8
486 NICHOLAS LONGEFORD, KNIGHT
Writ 6 Nov. 1415.
DERBY. Inquisition. Repingdon. 23 Nov.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Thurvaston, half the manor, of the king in chief of the crown by knight service as a 12th part of a knight’s fee and by 8 marks yearly rent, annual value 26s.8d.
Longford, the manor, of the bishop of Chester, service unknown, annual value £20.
He died on 1 Oct. last. Ralph his son and heir is aged a quarter year and more.
C 138/17, no. 59
487 JOHN BRYMESLEY
Writ 24 June 1415.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Nottingham. 5 Aug.
The inquisition is almost all illegible, but details of the findings are printed in CCR 1413–19, p.247, and CFR 1413–22, pp.405–6. Cf. CIPM XIX, no. 160.
C 138/17, no. 60
488 MARGARET AND GILBERT DENYS and ISABEL AND JOHN DRAYTON
GLOUCESTER. Partition of the manor of Durham, held of the king in chief, in the presence of Gilbert Denys and John Drayton. 4 Feb. 1416.
First to Gilbert and Margaret Denys:
Various parts of the mansion, great hall, woolhouse, buttery, ‘withdrawyngchambre’, barns, stables, fishponds, are named with free ingress and egress, [but parts of the paragraph are illegible].
Rents and services of John Paunsfot, knight, for the manor of Haresfield, held by knight service, and of John Weston.
William Sporne, 1 messuage and 2 1/2 virgates, rendering 3s.9d. at Christmas, Lady Day and Midsummer and 10s.3d. at Michaelmas, 21s.6d.; and 1 cottage called ‘Abboteslond’ with adjacent cotland, rendering by equal parts at the usual terms 8s.; John Moreman, 1 messuage and 2 virgates, rendering similarly 20s., and 1 messuage and cotland 3s.; John Dyllyng, 1 messuage, 1 virgate 20s.; Richard Chapman, similarly 20s.; William Oldefeld 1 cottage, 1 cotland 6s.8d. and 1 messuage, 1 virgate 20s.
Rents and services of Nicholas Stanshawe for the manor of Hinton, and of John Weston; Walter Hereward, ‘nativus’, rendering 3s.9d. at Christmas, Lady Day and Midsummer, and 10s.3d. at Michaelmas, 21s.6d.; William Dyllyng, 1 messuage, 1 virgate 20s., and 1 messuage, 1/2 virgate 13s. (?); Edward Dyllyng, 1 cottage, 1 cotland …; John Okeford, 1 messuage, 1 virgate 16s.; Walter Dyllyng, 1 messuage, 1 toft, 1/2 virgate 20s. … Dyllyng, 1 toft, 1/2 virgate. cottages with cotland 16s.; John Lynne, 1 messuage. 1/3 virgate 8s.4d.; John Spencer, 1 cottage with curtilage, 3 a. arable and meadow 6s.8d.; John West 1 toft, 1 virgate 20s., and 1 messuage, 1/2 virgate 13s.4d.; John Frigg, 1 messuage, 1 1/2 virgates 21s.; Walter Murselegh, 1 messuage, 4 cotlands 34s.
Walter Hereward, John Sporne, ‘nativi’.
The following tofts: 1 with cotland formerly of Henry Brown 6s.8d.; 1 called ‘Skynneres’ and ‘Sunford’, 1 curtilage, 2 a. arable, 1 a. meadow 3s.9d.; 1 cottage once of Stoty James with close 5s.; 1 and 1 virgate called ‘Yevans’ 16s.; 1 and 1 virgate called ‘Brugannes’ 16s.; 1 and 1 virgate formerly of Richard Weston 16s.; 1 messuage, 1 a. in each field with close formerly of John Gybbus 4s.; 1 parcel called ‘Clerkeslond’, 7 a. in each field 3s.; 1/2 watermill there 10s.
First presentation to church.
A list of small plots in the east and west fields, pasture, wood and gardens, follow. The woods are called ‘Irisshecleve’, ‘Welchewode’, ‘Oldenhulle’ and ‘Huncombe’ as far as ‘Rodemore’, ‘Ok … ‘Bernardshurne’ and ‘Hodeleye’ comprising about 91 a. The gardens include half of the one named ‘Northclafcroft’ below, and half of ‘Weynyard’.
Second to John Drayton and Isabel:
A list of parts of the mansion as above with free ingress and egress.
John Paunsfot, knight, the manor of Haresfield, by knight service, and John Weston, 1 messuage, 2 1/2 virgates, held in common with the parceners.
William Sporne, 1 messuage, 1 virgate, and 1 cottage called ‘Abboteslond’ 8s.; John Moreman, 1 messuage, 1 virgate 20s., and 1 toft with cotland 3s. John Dillyng, Richard Chapman and William Oldefeld. as above, and Oldefeld 1 close called ‘Amondesclos’ 4s.; Thomas Warle, 1 messuage, 1/2 virgate 12s.4d.; William Rogers, 1 toft, 1/2 virgate, 1 cotland 18s.; John Philippes, 1 cottage, 1 cotland, 1 close 5s., and 1 toft, 1 cotland called ‘Duryes’ 8s.4d.; William, Richard and John Russell, each 1 messuage 1/2 virgate, rendering 3s.9d. at Christmas, Lady Day and Midsummer and 10s.3d. at Michaelmas, 21s.6d.; Thomas Salke, 1 messuage, 1 a. in each field 34s.; John Alleth, 1 messuage, 1 virgate 16s.; Thomas Wykewyke, 1 close called ‘Loppernecroft’ 4s.
1/2 watermill 10s. William Sporne, Thomas James, ‘nativi’.
List of small plots in the east field and west field, and of meadow, pasture, wood and garden. The woods called ‘Emmet’, ‘Lavdelie’, ‘Sevenacre’, all lying between ‘Bacheweys’ and ‘Trencheweye’ extending to about 91 a. The gardens include half ‘de la Pole’ garden to east of the great fishpond, from the house called ‘Prustushous’ to the ‘Millepound’, with free ingress and egress next the west end of the hay barn and the close held by the parceners in common; ‘Southcalfcroft’. 1 a. of wood to the south of the way from the mansion of Dyrham to Tormarton, as enclosed by hedges; half the garden called ‘Wenyard’ to the west; and half the meadow and copse called ‘Renehamme’.
Second presentation to the church.
C 138/17, no. 61
489 JOAN JURDAN
Writ 6 May 1415.
LONDON. Inquisition. 11 May.
Joan daughter and heir of John Jurdan, late citizen of London, died without heirs on 3 Aug. 1414, holding in burgage in her demesne as of fee 1 tenement in the lane and parish of St. Michael, Crooked Lane, called ‘le Ledonporche’ with an adjacent shop and other tenements in the lane and parish of St. Martin Orgar, annual value £3.
Similarly she held 2 shops with solars above in Crooked Lane in St. Margaret’s, New Fish Street, parish, annual value 40s.
John Crosseby has held them since her death and taken the issues, title unknown.
C 138/17, no. 165
490 THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF RICHARD DUFFELD
YORK. Proof of age. 1415–16.
William Scoreburgh, Richard Cleseby, Robert Wystowe, Thomas Wederby, Walter Luket, John Dalton, Richard Marsshall, … Stokkey, John Whitgyft and John Fysshelake, jurors say that Thomas Duffeld was born in York and baptised in St. Saviour’s church on 1 Aug 1392 and is now therefore aged 21 years and more.
William Scoreburgh, aged 51 years, knows this because he held a lighted taper during the baptism, and afterwards carried the basin and ewer to Richard Duffeld’s house.
[Torn and mainly illegible].
C 138/17, no. 69
491 PHILIPPA DUCHESS OF YORK
Writ to assign dower. 26 Feb. 1416.
YORK. Assignment of dower, Sowerby, in the presence of John Gargrave, attorney of Robert Waterton, farmer of the manor or lordship [undated].
Assigned: £9 15s.1 1/2d. in assize rents as a 3rd part of £29 5s.4 1/2., beyond £6 payable to the prior of Lewes and 30s. to the prior of ‘Warton’ (? Watton):
Adam del Rodys, 6s.8d
John Swyft, 3s.3d.
John Whytelee, 9s.6d.
Richard Swyft, 3s.4 1/2d
Alice Talvas, 10s.5 1/2d.
Margery Rybourden, 9s.5d.
Thomas Wylde, 8s.9d.
Robert de Townende, 6s.4d.
Robert de Prestelay, 9s.1d.
William del Hole, 8s.7d.
Richard de Rodes, 6s.9d,
William Prestelay, 7s.5d.
William Dykson, 10s.6d.
Henry del Hole, 11s.1d.
Richard Wade, 18s.
Matthew Yvesson, 22s.11d.
Richard Johnson 25s.
Richard Slawdon, 12s.6d.
Thomas Brokesbank, 10s.
John Yvesson, 9s.10d.
Also a 3rd part of the park called ‘Erindene’ lying to the west, the surrounding fence being damaged and in need of repair.
A 3rd part of 2 watermills, called ‘Warley’ and ‘Sowland’, now totally destroyed.
A 3rd part of the profits of waifs, strays and tolls, and of the profits of the courts less a 3rd part of the fees of the steward.
33 marks, 4s.5 1/2d. being 1/3 of 100 marks from the revenues of the county of York, payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas.
133 marks, 4s.5 1/2d. being 1/3 of 400 marks from the customs in the port of Kingston upon Hull, payable similarly.
C 138/17, no. 71
492 EDWARD DUKE OF YORK
[WARWICK] Extent of the manors of Solihull and Sheldon. 10 Oct. 1418.
SOLIHULL:
John Horspas holds the site of the manor of Solihull for life by the grant of Hugh le Despenser, late lord, rendering 2s. yearly.
Free tenants in burgage paying service rents by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas:
Thomas Hawe 11s.3/4d.; Thomas Hampton, chaplain 10d.; Thomas Smyth 15d.;, John Billet 8s.4 1/2d.; John Walker 14d.; John Dyester 6s.3d.; John Waryng 2d.; William Dekyn 2s.6d.; Thomas Frankham 5s.5d.; Anne Barre 2s.; William Hawe 6s.9d. John Horspas 2s.; Robert Castell 2s.9d.; Richard del Birches 2s.; John Smyth [blank]; John Otley 4s.4d.; William Power 2d.; Richard atte Wode 14d.; Henry Corvyser 6d,; John Walker for life 12d.; John Bukiniour, chaplain, 3d.; Henry Rolles 2s.3d; Thomas Walker 6 1/2d.; John Ovelmour 10d.; John Sharp for life 12d.; Thomas Arnecok 2s.6d.; Alice Hewelot 15d.; Agnes Harper 16d.; Richard Birches of Longdon 2s.6d.; Thomas White 15d.; John Fraunceys 6 1/2d.; William Taylour 9d.; John Smyth 7d.; William Hore 22 1/2d.; Walter Wright 6d.; John Ryggelot 3d.; Richard Avenand 7d.; Beatrice Grymesaurowe 2s.10 1/2d. Total £4 22 1/4d.
External tenants in free socage, rents for lands and tenements: William Brokhurst 7s.1 1/2d.; John Streyne 4s.; Robert Milkesham 7s.; Richard Swon 4s.6d.; Nicholas Byfeld in right of his wife 10s.3d.; Robert Fulford 3s.5 1/2d.; Thomas atte Fen 7 1/2d.; Thomas Aleyn 10s.; Thomas Muscote 7 1/2d.; Thomas Gower 20s.6d.; Thomas Arnecok 2s.4d.; John Middelmour 8s.7d.; John Osbarne 7s.; Thomas Waring 21s.; John Trewman 3 1/2d.; Richard Die 6s.5d.; Thomas Sherdmour, 22s.8 1/2d.; Thomas Othen, 2s.; Richard atte Birches and John Smyth 9s.9d.; John Chatcok 6s.6d.; William Shawe 35s.; Robert Castell 11s.4 1/2d.; Thomas Grene 3s.10d.; Joan Riggelot 5s.3d.; Richard Dolfyn 4s.; John Waring, 9d.; William Colle 2s.1d.; John Graunge 23d.; John Smyth at Birches 11d.; William Hawe 22s.8d.; William Wring for 3 crofts 7s.4d.; John Grymenhull 1 croft and meadow 5s.; Thomas Hawe 11s.1d.; John Franceys 4d.; Richard Strete 22 1/2d.; Thomas Sygrym 6s.2d.; Rose Mountfort 20 1/2d.; Thomas Walker 12s.5 3/4d.; Joan Smyth 2s.3/4d.; John Hoo 2d.; John Horspas for life by the grant of Hugh le Despenser 79s.5d.; Joan Averey 4d.; Thomas Toyt 2d.; William Hore 9s.8d. and 6d. for ‘spourselver’; Robert Hawe 17s.4d.; Avery Trussell, knight, 28s.5 1/2d.; Warin Abell 6s.5d.; William Blythe 16d.; John Riggelot 5s.6 1/2d.; John Billet 2s.3d.; Alice widow of Thomas Brokurst 3s.10d.; Thomas Spenser 30s.7 1/2d.; Richard Avenand 2s.4 1/2d.; Richard atte Byrches and John Smyth 2s., and for ‘hawkeselver’ 4d.; Walter Bukinour 2d.; Joan Smyth of Olton for ‘hawksilver’ 4d.; Robert Horne 1d.; Henry Dovy 19d.; Richard Arnecok 6s.3d.; John Osbarne 3 crofts for life by grant of Hugh le Despenser 5s.; John Walker 1 croft at will 20d.; Thomas Waring 1/2 field at will 2s.6d. Total £24 19s.1d.
Also 3 crofts in the lord’s hands for lack of tenants, usual rent 4s., this year nil; borough court with view of frankpledge twice yearly and every 3 weeks, profits 20s.; court of external tenants twice yearly and every 3 weeks, profits 26s.8d.
Dues and payments from profits of the manor: John Horspas 40s. for life; steward of court 20s., bailiff 6s.8d.. foreign bailiff 26s.8d., receiver 20s. Total 113s.4d.
493
SHELDON. Extent of the manor. No site of the manor.
The following rents from tenants by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas:
William Hawe, pasture at will, 38s.8d.; John Bollenhull, senior, 1 messuage and 1 virgate for life 10s.; Emma Milleward 1 1/2 messuages, 1 virgate, 10s.3d.; John Bollenhull of ‘Churchende’ 1 toft, 1/2 virgate by copy of court roll 9s.6d.; Robert Pety, 1 messuage, 1 virgate 12s.; William Byfeld 2 selions 2d.; Adam Byfeld 1/2 croft 6d. and a plot of land 4s.6d.; John son of William Bollenhull 1 messuage, 3 plots, 17s.6 1/2d.; John atte Forde 1 messuage, 1 plot, 6s.1d. and 1 free croft 8d.; Simon Duddeley 1 messuage, 1 plot 8s.6 1/2d.; Thomas Everdon 2s.5d.; Rose Mounford 1 free meadow 12d.; Richard Cul 12d.; Thomas Bollenhill 1 garden 7 1/2d.; Henry Bollenhull 3 plots 14s.; John Warner 4s.7d.; Thomas Aylewyn, 1 messuage, 1 virgate 11s., and 1 croft 8d.; John Wotton 1 messuage 3s.5d.; Henry atte Yate 1 messuage, 1 plot 21d.; Henry Brokhurst 3 selions 3d.; Robert Orme 1 messuage, 1/2 virgate 8s.; Richard Gryme 1 messuage, 1/2 virgate 10s.; John Milleward land called ‘Astmore’ 16 1/2d.; Thomas Brokhurst 1 croft 4d.; Thomas Carter 1 messuage 1/2 virgate in villeinage 7s.10d.
Total £9 6s.8d. Full total £40 14s.3 1/4d
Payments 113s.4d. Clear £35 Os.11 1/2d.
Profits from the death of Edward duke of York on 25 Oct. 1415 to 17 Nov. last, when they were ordered to be resumed into the king’s hands.
Richard Beauchamp of Abergavenny held at that time.
E 149/104 no. 6, m.6.
494 JOHN HARPESFELD
Writ 14 April 1415.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Ware. 6 May.
John son and heir of John Harpesfeld was an idiot from birth with insufficient sense to administer his lands and tenements. On his father’s death there descended to him 1 messuage, 320 a. arable, 10 a. meadow, 10 a. wood, 20 a. pasture and 5s. rent in the vills of Park Street, Sandridge and Bishop’s Hatfield.
Agnes his father’s widow, now wife of Edmund Cressy of Harpenden, occupied the premises for 1 1/2 years after the death of the father on 4 Nov. 1394, then John Bestney held for the next 4 years, then Agnes and Thomas her son held for 13 years. Finally Adam atte Welle for 2 years and from Michaelmas last.
The annual value of the premises is 10 marks. One part is held of the abbot of St. Albans of his manor of Parkbury by a yearly rent of 13s.4d. and by the service of sending a packhorse to Tynemouth whenever the abbot goes there. The remainder is held of William Ashe and Elizabeth his wife, in right of Elizabeth of the manor of Symondshyde by a yearly rent of 20s.
C 138/17, no. 74
E 149/104, no. 5
495 ALEXANDER DE METHAM, KNIGHT
Writ 14 June 1416.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark. 4 Nov. 1416.
He held a house in Southwark called ‘Bolehede at Stewes’ with cottage and garden in his demesne as of fee of the bishop of Winchester by a yearly rent of 11s. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, annual value 6s.8d.
He died on 8 June last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 16 years and more.
496
Writ Lancaster. 16 Nov. 1416.
LANCASTER. Inquisition. Lancaster. 15 Jan. 1417.
He held lands and tenements in Ashton in his demesne as of fee of the duke of Bedford by knight service, annual value 5 marks.
He died on 9 June last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 15 years and more.
497
Writ 14 June 1416.
YORK. Inquisition [hole in MS]. Jan. (after Epiphany) 1417.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Southburn, 7 messuages, 14 bovates, and Tibthorpe, 1 messuage, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £6.
Tibthorpe, 1 messuage, 2 bovates, of John lord Roos, service unknown, annual value 20s.
North Cave, 5 messuages, 8 bovates, 3 1/2 a. meadow and … bovates … in Kettlethorpe, of St. Peter’s cathedral, York, service unknown, annual value 60s.
Drewton, 6 bovates, of Thomas de Myton, service unknown, annual value 16s.8d.
Yarm, 1 messuage, 10 bovates, of John Studhow, service unknown, annual value 16s.8d.
Naburn, 40 a., of William Palmes, service unknown, annual value 10s.
Metham, the manor, with 3 cottages, 40 a. in Greenoak, 60 messuages, 15 bovates in Howden, 5 messuages, 80 a. in Newland, 5 messuages, 70 a. in Skelton, 24 a. in Thorp, 4 messuages, 24 a. in Kilpin, all of the bishop of Durham, services unknown, annual value £20.
Yorkfleet, 1 messuage … a. arable and meadow, and a fishgarth, of the prior of Finchale, service unknown, annual value …
Blacktoft, 1 messuage, 12 a., of R … H …, knight, service unknown, annual value 40d.
Balkholme, half the manor; Sandhome and ‘Lympynhyll’ 1 messuage, 20 a.; Saltmarsh, 1 messuage, 2 bovates; Eastrington, 5 messuages, 8 cottages and 20 a.; Ousthorpe, 6 cottages, 80 a.; Linton, 1 messuage, 30 a.; Brakenholme, 12 a.; and Belby, 4 messuages, 30 a., all of the bishop of Durham, service unknown, annual value £20.
Howden, 14 messuages, late of the prior of Durham, of the fee of St. Cuthbert, service unknown, annual value 20s.
Bursea, a 4th part of the manor, of the heirs of Philip Spenser, service unknown, annual value 30s.
Bellasize, 1 toft and 80 a., of the heirs of Robert de la More, service unknown, annual value 20s.
Airmyn, an enclosure of 6 a. and 20 a., moor, of the king of the honor of Pontefract of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 8s.
Pollington, half the manor, annual value £20, and the manors of ‘Vernoille’ in Balne, annual value 60s., Eggborough, annual value 40s., and Thorne, annual value £26, all of the king of the same honor, services unknown.
Wath in Ryedale, the manor of John de Moubray, Earl Marshal, service unknown, annual value £4.
Wombleton, 20 messuages, 24 bovates, meadow and 40 a. wood, and Muscoates and North Holme, 9 messuages, 14 bovates, 6 a. meadow, of the heirs of the earl of Kent, services unknown, annual values 100s. and 100s.
Slingsby, 1 messuage, 1 bovate, of the baron of Greystoke, service unknown, annual value 4s.
Wiganthorpe and Terrington, the manors, with the advowson of Terrington, of Geoffrey Loterell, service unknown, annual value …
Kirkby Fleetham, the manor, of the heirs of Lord Gray, service unknown, annual value 60s.
Langton on Swale, 2 messuages and 4 bovates, of Henry lord Fitzhugh, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.
Melsonby, the manor and advowson, of the heirs of Lord Gray, service unknown, annual value 100s.
Stapleton, the manor, of Richard lord Scrope of Masham, service unknown, annual value £8.
Dalton, the manor, of the earldom of Richmond, service unknown, annual value £12.
Marr, the manor, of John Fastolf, knight, lord of Bentley, service unknown, annual value £12.
Thorp Arch, 1 messuage, 20 a. arable, and 4 a. meadow, of the Earl Marshal, service unknown, annual value 12s.
Hurst Courtney, the manor, of the king of the honor of Pontefract, service unknown, annual value nil because Thomas granted a yearly rent of £20 from this manor and the manors of Bubnell and Baslow in Derbyshire to Alexander, Elizabeth his wife and his heirs.
Widdington, the manor, extending in Widdington and Nun Monkton, of John Mowbray, Earl Marshall, service unknown, annual value nil because charged with a similar rent to Alexander and Elizabeth and his heirs by the grant of Robert Peirson of Eastrington by a deed dated at Metham on 15 June 1415.
Laxton, the manor, with a fee called ‘Graynelfe’ in Skelton, Saltmarsh and Balkholm in Howden, jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives him, by the gift of Thomas de Metham, knight, his father, by a charter dated at Metham on 11 April 1400, to them and the heirs of his body, with remainder to Thomas and his heirs. They are held of the bishop of Durham, service unknown, annual value £12.
Thomas his son and heir is aged 16 years and more.
498
YORK. Inquisition. Beverley. 14 Oct. 1416.
He held 8 messuages and 17 bovates in Southburn and Tibthorpe in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 10 marks.
Thomas de Metham, his father, by his charter dated at Metham on 8 March 1403 enfeoffed Alexander, John de Aske, Thomas de Hagthorpe and Robert Peresson of the manors of Metham, Pollington, Eggborough, ‘Vernoille’, Hirst, Marr, Thornton, Wath, Wiganthorpe, Wombleton, Muscoates in Kirkdale, Kirkby Fleetham, Dalton, Melsonby, Stapleton on Tees, Widdington and Bursea, to hold to them and their heirs and assigns.
He died on 8 June last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 16 years and more.
C 138/18, no. 1
499 SYBIL WIDOW OF THOMAS DE DALE, KNIGHT
Writ 4 April 1416.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Manningtree. 22 June.
She held the manor of Dale in Lawford for life of the king in chief of the honor of Boulogne as half a knight’s fee by a grant to Thomas and herself and his heirs, annual value £10.
She died on 7 Sept. last. Thomas son of Thomas is next heir, aged 6 years. [Aged 7 on 2 Jan. last, in E 149]. He is in the ward of the abbot of Ramsey on account of certain lands held of him by knight service. Thomas the son died during her lifetime.
C 138/18, no. 2
E 149/107, no. 7