Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry V, Entries 608-653

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry V, Entries 608-653

608 ALICE WIDOW OF THOMAS EARL OF KENT
Writ 21 March 1416.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. St. Ives. 20 May.
She held for life in dower £50 yearly from the fair of St. Ives by the abbot of Ramsey. Edward III granted the fee farm to Edmund earl of Kent, his uncle [CChR 1327–41, pp.2–3] and from him it descended to Edmund his son, John his brother, then Joan princess of Wales, their sister and heir. Thomas earl of Kent was her son and heir. At his death Alice was dowered with it in the Chancery of Richard II. The reversion descended to Edmund brother of Thomas, and then to Edmund son of Eleanor, late countess of March, their first sister, Joan duchess of York 2nd sister, Margaret wife of Thomas duke of Clarence 3rd sister, Eleanor wife of Thomas earl of Salisbury, 4th sister and Elizabeth wife of John Nevill, knight, 5th sister.
Alice died on 17 March last. Edmund son of Eleanor is aged 23 years and more, Joan the duchess 36 and more, Margaret the duchess 30 and more, Eleanor the countess 24 and more, and Elizabeth 22 and more.
609
Writ 21 March 1416.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Salehurst. 27 April.
She held in dower for life a yearly rent of 72s.8d. from a fee farm of £8 from the tenants of the manor of Iden, which Edward III granted to Edmund earl of Kent, his uncle, and the heirs of his body. Grant, descent, reversion, date of death, and ages of heirs as above, [no. 608], Joan the 2nd sister being described as duchess of York, wife of Henry Brounflete.
Date of death and ages of heirs as above.
610
SURREY. Inquisition. Guildford. 23 April 1416.
Joan, late princess of Wales, duchess of Cornwall, countess of Chester and lady de Wake, held the manor of Woking in her demesne as of fee, and by her charter dated at Wallingford on 1 Oct. 1382 granted it to her son, Thomas de Holand, earl of Kent, and Alice his wife, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies. They held it and Alice held after Thomas’s death of the king in chief as 1 knight’s fee, annual value £40.
She held the manors of Tolworth and Sutton and the hamlet of Hook for life in dower. Edward III granted them to Edmund earl of Kent, his uncle, and they descended, with remainder to the 5 sisters, as above. They are held of the king in chief, Tolworth of the manor of Sheen by a rent of 44s., annual value £21(?), Sutton, by knight service, annual value £14 6s.8d., and Hook as a 3rd part of a knight’s fee, annual value 6 marks.
Date of death and heirs as above.
611
Writ 21 March 1416.
KENT. Inquisition. Dartford. 9 May.
She held in dower for life:
Wickhambreux, the manor, annual value £65 18s.3 1/4d., and the advowson when it occurs £20. Roger Danyell and his predecessors there have held pasture for 8 oxen and 200 sheep in ‘Grovemerssh’ for the whole year from time immemorial, and at times for pannage of 20 pigs and 1 boar.
Dartford, Cobham, Cranstead, Chislehurst and Combe, £10 rent payable by equal parts at the usual 4 terms.
Dartford, a court every 3 weeks with view of frankpledge, twice yearly. The fines, profits and perquisites with the view, tolls and stalls of the market and fairs there beyond the expenses of the steward and bailiff amount to £12 14s.4 1/2d.
Washlingstone, the hundred, annual value £6 13s.4d.
The manor of Wickhambreux, with knight’s fees, advowsons of church, priories and hospitals, the rents and farm of the market, the hundred and fee farm were granted by Edward III to Edmund, earl of Kent, his uncle, on [2]6 Feb. 1427, descent and reversion as above [no. 608].
Date of death and heirs as above.
612
Writ 21 March 1416.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury. 21 April.
In dower of Thomas she held of the king in chief a fee farm of £60 from the town of Aylesbury, payable by the sheriff, part of the grant of Edward III to his uncle with descent and reversion as above [no. 608].
Date of death and heirs as above.
613
Writ 21 March 1416.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Caistor. 16 April.
She held in dower of Thomas a fee farm of £50 from the town of Grimsby, of the king in chief, payable by the bailiffs there, part of the grant of Edward III to his uncle as above [no. 608].
Likewise she held 1 1/4 knight’s fees in Osbournby, Newton, Threekingham, Swarby and Manthorpe;, annual value 50s.; 1/2 fee in Spanby and Horbling annual value 20s.; and the advowsons of the abbey of Humberston and of Willingham, extending at £10 and 20 marks.
Edward I by letters patent dated at Udimore on 14 Aug. 1297 [CPR 1292–1301, p.303] granted the manor of Deeping St. James with other holdings to John Wake, Joan his wife and the heirs of their bodies. It descended to Thomas their son, then to John son of Margaret, sister of Thomas, and so to Joan princess of Wales, sister and heir of John son of Margaret, and from her to Thomas. It was assigned to Margaret duchess of Clarence, one of the five sisters and co-heirs of Thomas.
Date of death and heirs as above.
614
Writ 21 March 1416.
YORK. Inquisition. Beverley. 27 April.
She held the following manors in dower:
Kirkby Moorside, of the Earl Marshal by knight service, annual value £40 4s.9d. (?).
Buttercrambe, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £62 8s.4 1/2d.
Cropton, of the honor of Pickering, of the duchy of Lancaster in socage, annual value £30 20d.
and the following knight’s fees extending at the rate of 40s. the fee:
Cawton, 1/3 fee, formerly held by William de Lasceles.
East Ness 1/4 fee, formerly held by John de Crathorne.
Cawthorne, 1/4 fee, formerly of John Hokerel.
Wrelton, 1/2 fee, formerly of John de Bulmer and Alexander Ornell, and 1/8 fee formerly of John Pert.
Aislaby, 1/60 fee, formerly of John de Clifton, 8d.
Middleton, 1/80 fee, formerly of Joan widow of Roger de Midelton.
Thornaby, 1/8 fee, held by Richard Thormothby.
Coulby, 1/40 fee, held by John de Stokesley.
Great Ayton, 1/8 and 1/16 fee, held by Richard de Hoton, Thomas Marchant of Great Ayton and Joan de Hoton, 9s.
Great Barugh, Muscoates and Wombleton, 1 fee held by John de Vescy.
Bossall and Claxton, 1/2 fee, held by William de Bossale, 13s.4d.
Boltby, Ravensthorpe and Thirlby, 1 fee held by Nicholas de Cantiluopo.
Cowesby, 1 fee, held by John Caynceys (?) and Isabel widow of Hugh de Hastynges.
Stillingfleet, 1/2 fee held by John de Grey.
Upsall, South Kilvington and Thornborough, 1 fee held by Henry Lescrope.
Slingsby, 1 fee, formerly of William baron of Greystoke and Robert Cambard.
Flawith and Tholthorpe, 1 fee, formerly held by William Boneface and Luke Flathwath.
Tholthorpe, 1/4 fee, formerly held by Sibyl de Mortuomari, and 1/4 fee held by Walter de Stokeby.
Clifford, 1/2 fee, lately held by the heirs of Hankelin Malore and John Golseby.
Scrayingham, 1/10 fee, formerly held by John Dolling in right his wife and by Pleasaunce, daughter of Richard.
Flaxton, 1/10 fee, lately held by Peter de Rither, chaplain, and John de Dunstaple.
Barnby, 1/15 fee, lately held by John de la Hay, and 1/3 fee lately held by the heirs of Roger de Captoft.
Cowesby, the Nesses and Stearsby, 1/4 fee, lately held by Jordan Folcote.
Lunedale, 1/80 fee, lately held by the heirs of Ellis de Clapeham.
Cawton, 1/8 fee, lately held by William Crowell.
Willerby, Foxholes, Staxton, ‘Harham’ and Brigham, 1 fee, lately held by Nicholas de Stoneville.
Langton, 1/80 fee, lately held by Roger son of Peter.
‘Ovegatsomerton’, 1/3 fee, lately held by Richard Fourner, John de la Clay and Nicholas Mason.
Also the advowsons of the abbeys of nuns at Rosedale, and at Keldholme at the 3rd vacancy, each extending at 100s., the chapel and brothers of Holy Charity, 10s., and the church of Scrayingham …
They were all granted to John Wake and Joan his wife by a charter of Edward I, dated 5 Jan. 1299 [CPR 1292–1301, p.392], and they descended as above [no. 613].
615
Writ 21 March 1416.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 4 June.
She held the advowson of Blisworth of the king in chief by knight service in dower for life, annual value when it occurs 100s.
Edward III granted the manor of Upton to Edmund earl of Kent, and it descended as above.
Heirs as above.
616
Writ 21 March 1416.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester. 3 April.
She held in dower a fee farm of £100 from the manor and town of Droitwich, granted by Edward III to Edmund earl of Kent, with descent as above.
Heirs as above.
617
Writ 21 March 1416.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Ware. 12 April.
She held the manor of Bushey in dower from the grant of Edward III, as above [no. 608], of the king in chief, annual value £43 15s.7d., and the following portions of knight’s fees, extended at the rate of 40s. the fee: 1/8 fee in Roxford held by Alexander de Walden, knight; 1/4 fee in Brickendon held by John de Ecleshale; 1/4 fee in Blackmore and Hertford once held by Felicity de Brekendon; and 1/8 fee in Stapleford formerly held by Ralph Botiller; and also the advowson of the priory of Ware, extending at 100s.
Date of death as above.
618
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford. 25 May.
She held in dower from the grant of Edward III as above, [no. 608]:
Stratford, a fee farm of £11 12d. payable by the abbot and convent.
Waltham Holy Cross, a fee farm of £50 payable by the abbot and convent.
Lamarsh, the manor, of the heirs of the earl of Hereford by knight service, annual value £41 11s.1 1/2
Weald Bassett, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £57 5s.5 3/4d.
Barstable, the hundred with the sheriff’s tourn and the court of the hundred of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 106s.8d.
And the following knight’s fees extended at the rate of 40s. the fee:
Great Henny, 1 fee held by John Fitzraaf, knight.
Fairstead, 1/2 fee held by John Dyn, and 1/2 fee held by the canons of St. Paul’s, London.
Temple, 1 fee held by William de Cusance.
Ardleigh, 1 fee, held by Walter Baynard.
Boreham, 1/2 fee held by John de Handlo.
Widford and Patching, 2 1/2 fees held by Edmund Bacon.
Liston, Danbury and Corringham, 1 fee held by Hugh Fitzsimond.
Ingrave, 1/2 fee held by Robert Goshalme.
Little Thurrock, 1 fee, held by John Squyry.
Barn Hall, 1/4 fee held by Robert de Rocheford.
Quickbury, 1 fee held by the prior of Bermondsey.
Willingale, 1/4 fee held by John de Rokle.
She also held the manor of Wakes Colne in dower, of the heirs of Walter Fitzwalter, lord of Woodham Walter, by knight service, annual value £32 11s.1d. This manor was granted by Edward I to John Wake and Joan his wife [CPR 1292–1301, p.303], and it descended as above [no. 613].
Heirs as above.
619
Writ 21 March 1416.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Winterton. 30 May.
She held in dower a fee farm of £16 from the manor of Ormsby of the king in chief by the grant of Edward III, as above [no. 608].
Descent and heirs as above.
620
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Kersey. 1 June 1416.
She held in dower of the king in chief by the grant of Edward III as above [no. 608] the manors of Kersey, annual value £34 6s.1/2d., and Layham, annual value £42 12s.11 1/2d.
Descent and heirs as above.
C 138/22, no. 51
E 149/106, no. 2
E 152/464
621 CONSTANCE WIDOW OF THOMAS LORD LE DESPENSER
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Gloucester. 12 Dec.
Thomas held in fee tail of the king in chief in the March of Wales:
Kenfig, the castle, lordship and manor, with the district of Tir yr Iarll, annual value £48 13s.4d.
Neath, the castle, vill and lordship, with the hamlets of Cilybebyll and Briton Ferry, and the district and forest of Neath, annual value £88 8s.7 3/4d.; and also the advowson of the abbey of Neath, temporalities £20 and of the church of Neath, extending at 10 marks.
Llantrissant, the castle vill and lordship, with the lordship and district of Glynrhondda, with their appurtenances, advowsons and knight’s fee, annual value £52 4s.8d.
And the following knight’s fees:
Wenvoe, 2 fees, once held by William Flemenyk, extending at £10.
Coychurch, 1 fee, held by Payn Turbervill, 100s.
St. Nicholas, 3 fees, once held by William Corbet, £30.
Penmark, 4 fees, held by Henry de Humfrevill, £60.
Llanharry, 1/2 fee, held by Maud widow of John de Turbervill, 40s.
Llystalybont, 1/2 fee held by William Maillok, 40s.,
And in the county of Gloucester the manor of Chipping Sodbury with the lordship, vill and park of New Sodbury.
All the above were part of the holdings which Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, quitclaimed to Edward I on 27 May 1290 and which the king then granted to Gilbert and Joan his wife, the king’s daughter [CPR 1281–92, pp.359–61]. They held in fee tail and had a son, Gilbert, and 3 daughters, Eleanor, Margaret and Elizabeth. Joan and Gilbert died. Gilbert, earl of Gloucester, the son, held and died without heirs. The holdings were divided between the 3 sisters, and these premises came to Hugh le Despenser, knight, junior, and Eleanor his wife. They held in fee tail and had 2 sons, Hugh and Edward. Hugh the son held and died without heirs of his body. Edward the son of Edward his brother succeeded and so they passed to his son Thomas, who died on 13 January 1400. By the advice and consent of the parliament of January 1404 Henry IV ordered that Constance might recover her dower from the forfeited holdings of Thomas, and so she held.
She died on 28 Nov. 1416.
622
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Blyth. 5 Feb. 1417.
Thomas lord le Despenser, her late husband, held the manor of Perlethorpe in fee tail by the grant of William de la Lee and John de Knyghton to Edward le Despenser, Anne his wife and the heirs of their bodies by their grant of 24 June 1365. They held and it passed to their son Edward and from him to Thomas his son. He died on 5 Jan. 1400 and it descended to Richard who died under age in the king’s ward, and from him to Isabel, wife of Richard Beauchamp of Avergavenny as lineal heir. In 1404 it was granted as above [no. 621] that Constance might recover her dower. In Perlethorpe she was assigned 8 bovates and 3 quartrons of demesne in the west, 6 a. of the demesne meadow in the east, and the services of the following tenants: John Shakle, Richard Clarpham, John Thacker, William Tershale and John Pervelson, and also a 3rd part of the view of frankpledge and a 3rd part of the issues. Thus she held the 3rd part of the inheritance of Isabel, wife of Richard Beauchamp, of the king in chief of the honor of Tickhill by knight service, annual value of her part 29s.1 1/2d.
Date of death as above.
623
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Henley upon Thames. 7 Dec.
Thomas le Despenser held the manor of Caversham and the chapel on Caversham bridge in fee tail, by letters patent of Edward I, and it descended as above [no. 621], and was allotted to Hugh le Despenser, knight, junior, and Eleanor his wife as her share of the inheritance, in the partition between her, and Hugh de Audele, junior, and Margaret his wife, and Roger Damary and Elizabeth his wife. So it came to Thomas, and Constance was dowered with it in accordance with the order in the parliament of 1404, mentioned above. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual values, the manor 45 marks, the advowson 6s.8d.
Date of death as above.
624
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
LONDON. Inquisition. 1 Feb. 1417.
Thomas le Despenser held in fee tail by the above-mentioned letters patent of 1290 [no. 621]: 2 tenements in Dowgate ward, which Sarah de Rokesle once held; 1 tenement and inn called ‘la Belle on the Hope’ in Friday Street, and 3 shops with cellars on the corner with appurtenances in Friday Street, all of which Thomas de Copham and Albreda his wife once held. Descent as above. The 3rd part was allotted to Constance in the ‘Bell on the Hope’, 3 rooms next the garden with a stable below, a 3rd part of the garden, le Warehous’ next the garden, a 3rd part of the hall, of 3 little houses in the hall, of 3 little houses at the entrance, and of 3 shops with cellars on the corner of Friday Street; 8s. from the 24s. rent in Dowgate ward, which is held by the prior of Elsing Spital. All are held in free burgage, with remainder to Isabel, sister of Thomas and wife of Richard Beauchamp, annual value of Constance’s part 60s.
Date of death and heir as above.
625
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Calne. 12 Jan. 1417.
Thomas lord le Despenser held in fee simple 2 parts of the lordship and manors of Sherston, Broad Town and Winterslow, with the reversion of the 3rd part which Elizabeth widow of Edward le Despenser held in dower. She died on 26 July 1411. Thomas gave the 2 parts to Thomas Percy, knight, now deceased, Hugh Tildesley, Thomas Lawton, John Cors, clerk, and Thomas Faukener to hold to his use. He died on 5 Jan. 1400. Constance was allotted a 3rd part of the 2 parts in dower.
On 16 April 1414 Henry V by letters patent [CPR 1413–16, pp.192–3] granted all the forfeited holdings of Thomas to Edward duke of York for life, and on 17 Feb. 1415 granted the reversion of them to Richard Beauchamp of Abergavenny and Isabel his wife. Edward duke of York died on 25 Oct. 1415. Therefore Constance held the 3rd part in dower of the king in chief by knight service with reversion to Richard and Isabel, annual value £9 13s.4d.
Date of death as above.
626
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Great Marlow. 10 Dec.
By the grant of Edward I, as above [no. 621] Thomas le Despenser held the view, manor and advowson of Great Marlow. Constance was dowered with the 3rd part of the manor and the 3rd presentation to the church. Her part of the manor comprised: 2 rooms in the site of the manor, built above and below at the end of the great chamber; the ‘Deyhous’ and the cowhouse at the entrance to the court of the granary there; 1 bay of the great barn in the middle to the east with free ingress and egress; the close called the ‘Westefeld’; 18 a. of the demesne meadows in the ‘Middelmedowe’ in the east; the wood called ‘Levet’ and 5 a. in the wood called ‘Byggefryth’ to the east; 4 marks yearly rent from the fee farm; £8 from the burgesses of Great Marlow at Michaelmas by the bailiffs; the tenements and rents of John Tyler, John Bolle, Thomas Asshemere, for ‘Strailleslond’ and for his own holding, Walter Asshemere, Thomas Swayn, John Plat and Thomas Deven; 20s rent from the farm of the mill at the usual terms; a 3rd part of the view of frankpledge, the court, tolls of markets and fairs and of all other profits of Great Marlow and a 3rd part of the view of Little Marlow; all assigned to her as reasonable dower.
Date of death as above.
627
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 16 Dec.
By the grant of Edward I, as above [no. 621] Thomas le Despenser held in fee tail: the manor of Chittlehampton with its members of Widdecombe in the Moor and Langtree, 2 parts of the external court of Winkleigh, Addiscott, Holcombe, Portmore, Riddlecombe, Withycombe, Holcombe Burnell, Dowland and Loman; and the following knight’s fees extending as shown:
Head, Birch, Southcote and Collacot, 1 fee once held by Henry de Campo Arnulphi, 100s.
Ashreigny, 1/2 fee, once held by John de Solly, 100s.
Calverleigh and ‘Bleworth’, 1/2 fee, once held by John de Kalewodelegh, 40s.
Holcombe and Warmore, 1/2 fee, once held by Henry Barry and others, 100s.
Northlew, 2 parts of a fee, once held by Richard Merton, £4.
Halwill, Northlew and elsewhere, 1 fee, once held by Nicholas de Bonevill, 25 marks.
Clovelly, 1 fee, once held by the heirs of Walter Giffard, £30.
Sandecombe, 1/3 fee, once held by the abbot of Dunkeswell, 100s.
Womberford, 1 fee, once held by John de Bello Campo, £10.
Dunsbear, Woolfardisworthy and Allisland, 1 fee, once held by Richard de Amysford, 60s.
Sowton and Canonteign, 1 fee, once held by Henry Pomeray, 50s.
Langtree, the advowson.
They all descended as above, and were divided between the 3 sisters, the division being enrolled in the Chancery of Richard II, the above being allotted to Eleanor wife of Hugh le Despenser, and so descending.
628
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Launceston. 16 Dec. 1416.
Constance held in dower of the inheritance of Isabel Beauchamp by the grant and descent as above [no. 621] 1 knight’s fee in Binnerton in the hundred of Drannack. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, and extends at 100s.
629
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham. 30 Jan. 1417.
Thomas le Despenser held in fee tail the site of the manor of Essendine, and adjacent watermill, and the vill of Essendine, parcels of the manor, by the grant of Hugh de Calke and William de Castelford by their charter dated 10 Aug. 1338 to Edward le Despenser, knight, Anne his wife and the heirs of their bodies. The premises descended to Edward their son and so to Thomas. Constance was assigned in dower:
In the houses of the manor, the room next the chapel, above and below, with the chapel and all the houses annexed; the gatehouse with houses above the stable and room below the gatehouse, with door, free ingress and egress to the heirs of the manor always reserved; the bakehouse; outside the site, ‘le Kelnehoud’ with stable adjacent, half the grange outside, a 3rd part of the moat or ditch round the manor to the east, a 3rd part of the orchard with a pond … to the north; of the demesne lands in the vill: the ferling of ‘Greteley’ and ‘Litulhey’ and 6 a. in ‘Frewode’ to the east in Rutland; of demesne meadows, half the meadow of ‘Holmet’ to the east, the meadow called ‘Roweseke’; rents and services of tenants, Simon Pillard, Agnes Wolwyn, William Keleway, John Chusin, Thomas Laxton, John Priour, Thomas Anques, William Sponer, William Wright and Thomas Laxton in Essendine.
She was also assigned a 3rd part of the watermill, and of the view of frankpledge and the court of Essendine, and a 3rd part of all other profits, all to hold for life of the inheritance of Isabel.
630
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Caistor. 19 Dec.
Thomas le Despenser held in fee tail, by the same grant as above, and descending accordingly [no. 629] the park of Essendine comprising 200 a. wood, 60 a. arable, 20 a. meadow and 51s. rent in Essendine and Carlby, parcel of the manor of Essendine. Constance was allotted as above a 3rd part in dower, namely: ‘Stokkyng’ ferling, the ferlings abbuting on Essendine park, and ‘le Ruylond’, ‘Toftwonge’ and ‘Ruddewinge’ ferlings; the close called ‘le Parlond’; 60 and 12 a. wood in the adjacent park ‘le Dene’ meadow, comprising 6 1/2 a., 1 rood; the ‘Halleendes’ pasture; and the services of William Cook of Carlby, all held for life of the inheritance of Isabel Beauchamp.
The manor is held of William Bouffler, knight, of the castle of Oakham, service unknown, annual value of Constance’s part 39s.8d.
Date of death as above.
631
Writ 28 Nov. 1416.
YORK. Inquisition. Selby. 17 Dec.
Thomas le Despenser held 2 parts of the manors of Kimberworth and Bawtry in fee tail, Kimberworth by the grant of Hugh de Calk and William de Castelford to Edward le Despenser, knight, and Anne his wife, as above [no. 629], and Bawtry by the grant of William de la Lee and John Knyghton as above [no. 622], and they descended as above. Constance was dowered with a 3rd part:
In Kimberworth:
In the site of the manor, the chamber at the end of the main chamber on the west, with the houses below; the granary and stable next the gatehouse; the oxhouse in the courtyard, a house at the end of the stable thatched with straw; a 3rd part of the courtyard and of the close round the manor on the west side, with the stone wall as far as the postern gate. In the demesne lands, a 3rd part of 2 parts of a pasture called ‘le Holmes’ and the one called ‘les Walkeworthfeldes’. The rents and services of tenants: Thomas de Reseby, knight, John de Hare, Simon de Merssheborugh, John Robertsone, John Brewester, John Neelson, Robert Kinge, Nicholas atte Lee, Richard Birley, Robert de Brekesherth. A 3rd part of 2 parts of mills, 1 grain, 1 fulling, and of the profits of the court of the lordship, of Kimberworth park, of the herbage on the west side, and of the outwoods on the west side, and of the boon works.
In Bawtry:
The tenements, services, lordship and tenure of the following: Robert de Morton, Thomas atte Tothull, Richard Trulle, William Cotes, Edmund Fitzwilliam, Hugh Draper, Robert Ikhils, John Loftsome, John Golle, and William Anton.
Also a 3rd part of 2 parts of Bawtry wood on the south side, of the profits of the court, of Bawtry ferry, and of the tolls of markets and fairs.
The manors are held of the king, of the honor of Tickhill by knight service, annual value of Constance’s part 106s.8d.
Date of death as above.
C 138/22, no. 52
E 149/106, no. 3
632 ELEANOR WIDOW OF RICHARD LE DESPENSER
Writ for assignment of dower. 22 Feb. 1415.
WORCESTER. Assignment of dower. Upton upon Severn. 29 Aug.
Assignment from all the holdings of Richard son of Thomas le Despenser, in the presence of Thomas Fulthorp and Thomas Wylughby, attorneys of Eleanor, and of Thomas Gower, attorney of Richard Beauchamp of Avergavenny, knight, and Isabel his wife.
Firstly in the manor of Upton upon Severn:
In the site of the manor 3 bays of the grange to the west end of it; a 3rd part of the house roofed with stone next the dovecot to the north; a 3rd part of the dovecot with a 3rd part of the profits; a 3rd part of the garden to the west from the hay by the moat to the ‘milberyetre’, then to the hay outside the garden ditch with a 3rd part of the house called ‘berghous’ to the end of the garden to the west with free ingress and egress. Of the demesne arable 1 field called Buryfield 6 1/2 a. and 1/3 of 1/2 a.: of the field called ‘Colynghurst’ 11 1/3 a.; a 3rd part of the serfs’ land and pasture of ‘Fyrsshemore’ to the north, the serfs assigned to Richard Beauchamp and Isabel … a 3rd part of the profits of … extending at 13s.4d.; the demesne pasture called ‘Magna Colynghurst’ … a 3rd part of the wood called ‘Hokewode’ … a 3rd part of ‘Hokefelde’ wood adjacent to … parts; 12 a. meadow in the meadow called ‘Emede’ in the west and north.
Rents and services: of the borough of Upton, 10s.2d.; of William Longmour, Edwin Chamflour, John Grymenhall, William Mulleward, Robert Pryket, John Lorymer, John Newman, Richard Delemere, and John Machen, [tenants].
Foreign rents of Upton, 116s.5 1/4d.: Robert Cachefrenssh, Isabel Beaumont, Robert Lechemere, William London in ‘Overhomme’, John Knyzt, John Jankyns in ‘Overhomme’, Thomas Kerdyf, John Cachefrensh, junior, messuage called ‘Eynonestenement’, John Bracy and William Grafton, tenement called ‘Talnace’, Henry Jakes, William Lykenore for ‘Lytellokescroft’, John Cade, Henry Wenlond, parcels in ‘Gylesfeld’, Walter Rychardes, John Batte, Walter Rycardes, tenement in Longdon Heath, Adam Skynner, Robert Packer, a cottage in ‘Oldestrete’, William Wacheharm, Richard Ruyhales, John Sherreve, tenement called ‘Rypplestenement’, John Cachefrenssh, tenement called ‘Cachfrenshetenement’, Thomas Hanley, mill and croft, John Jankyns, meadow in ‘Overhomme’, Sibyl Salwey, John Beyla, in ‘Mancroft’, William Pyper, in Hankenesford’, John Flemmyng, in ‘Kyngeshull’, John Cachefrenssh, curtilage called ‘Baldwyneshey’, John Syrcok, tenement formerly of John Clerk, Sibyl Salwey, Richard Wotton, John Mulleward, Thomas Wereman, 1 capital messuage, and Isabel Beaumond, tenants.
Customary rents of the manor of Upton, 101s.1d.: tenement formerly of John Hale, now of William Lote; tenement formerly of Richard Fryday, now of John Kyng; tenement of Henry Alford; tenement, curtilage and meadow formerly of le Bouthes, now of Nicholas Saleway; tenement of Walter Alford; 3 tenements formerly of Adam Whatende, now of Walter Hope; 1 day’s land with croft of Adam Passonour; land in ‘Colynghurst’ held by Richard Gekmere and John Newman; croft formerly of John Blake, now of John Dyer; curtilege called ‘Tegres’ held by the same John; croft called ‘Schepenes’ of John Cachefrensh; messuage of Serlo Gryffith; land formerly of Adam Hicokes, now of Walter Richardes; messuage and land of William Grafton.
Also in Upton: a 3rd part of: the fishery called ‘le Were’ and of the profits of it, of the view of frankpledge, of the court, of markets and fairs, and of the fee farm of the manor owed yearly by the bishop of Worcester and his tenants.
Hanley Castle: in the castle, the great chamber at the end of the hall to the west with 2 stone towers in the same hall; 2 great chambers to the north opposite the great chamber called the ‘Grystenchambres’ with the rooms below, 3 towers in the south with a 4th in the corner to the south, a 3rd part of the bakehouse and kitchen next the corner tower, a 3rd part of the palisade and moat around the castle next the 4 towers to the south, with free ingress and egress; so that she maintains this and pays the fees of the officers; free entry and egress of the chapel; a 3rd part of the garden of Hanley manor from the gate straight to the hedge to the west towards the moat round the castle.
Also a 3rd part of Hanley park, extending in length from ‘Caldefordebrugge’ to the gate called ‘chirchposterne’, and in breadth from the ‘Combecrosse’ to the pond called ‘le Squabbe’. From the pasture and meadow of Hanley manor: ‘Houghleyes’ furlong held by Richard Tele and Richard Trygge; ‘Rammeshurst’ pasture by John …ade and Thomas Wyse; ‘Bedeleshattes’ pasture by William Clerk and William Baker; and parcels of ‘Westmore’ meadow.
Rents of free tenants there, 114s.1/4d.: Richard Taillour for tenement formerly of Robert Outhred; Richard Tele, tenement once of Adam Bernard; Philip Mulleward, tenement once of William Spete; John Simpson, junior, tenement formerly of his father; John Boner, tenement once of Richard Smylte; John Carpenter, tenement once of Margery atte Wode; John Tele, tenement once of Richard Tele; Robert Cockes, tenement once Frebern; John Ferrour, tenement once of John Bryce; William Hanley, tenement once of Richard Shepherd; Richard Trigge, tenement once of John Frenssh; Nicholas Whitemere, tenement once of William Whitemere; Richard Taillour, tenement once of Thomas Kade; Richard Pecok, tenement once of Adam Pecok; Thomas Wode (?) … Robert Boter; Richard Hake and Robert Sampson, tenement once of Adam Foster(?); land formerly of William Wake; William Whitemere, … ‘Chirchende’ at ‘Borley’ formerly of Adam Porter; Geoffrey Chaumberleyn, tenement once of Richard Codyngton; Robert Stok and William Baker, land formerly of Richard Bandy; John Bradewell, tenement formerly of William S …; John Wilkes, tenement formerly of Robert Lechmere …; Robert Lechmere; John Passoner and his parceners(?), tenement formerly of William Palmer; John Grove tenement formerly of John Tracy; Roger Attestrete, tenement formerly of his father; William Whitemere for ‘Elescroft’; John Grove, tenement formerly of Walter Grove; William Pecy … Wary …; John Bradewelle, tenement formerly of William Hergodyn; John …; John Gerard, tenement formerly of John Parys … William Map … Simon Hayward; Adam Saundres formerly … lyng; John Frewyn, tenement formerly of Adam Frewyn; Robert … formerly John Alisson; the same Robert, tenement formerly of Bysshop Irl …;…; ‘Hanley per le Rode Syche’; James Wodeward, tenement formerly of John Wodeward … John Torb, Waill, new assart; Thomas Hentelowe, tenement once of John Hu …; Thomas Parker, tenement once of Thomas Webbe; John Porter, land formerly of Richard Wy …; Roger atte Kytchen, tenement once of John Souter; Adam Rogers, tenement formerly of John Kyng; Amice Kynges, tenement formerly of Adam Porter; John Frewyn … John Lee; John Garde, tenement formerly of Adam Bloundell; William Grove, tenement formerly of Edward de la Mare; Ralph Syred, tenement formerly of John Syred; and Robert atte Rudde, tenement formerly of Hugh Huwet.
Also 15s.4d. from 46s. … £10 at Michaelmas … and rent from land for making clay … a 3rd part of 1/2 quarter of oats from the vill of Colwall … manor of Hanley … 42 hens at 21d.
… chace … from ‘Baldeattewey’ extending in length to the stream called ‘Merebroke’ and in breadth from the road called ‘Oldehadeway’ to the ditch of the old hill … of Blackmore Park in the chace, in length from the pit at ‘Baldruggestile’ to the oak next … at Le ‘Hillestile’, and in breadth from the ‘posterior’ to the ‘Slade’ in ‘Overlauner’.
Of the park called Cliffey Wood, a 3rd part … of John Sampson to the part called ‘Boturwellesmedewe’ and in breadth from Cliffey Wood to the land of John Bernard below the fence which … the close of John Sampson. Also a 3rd part of Malvern chase … which Richard and Isabel … so that Eleanor pays the fees and wages of the officers of the forest in the chase.
Also a 3rd part of the customary works of the manor of Hanley Castle yearly, a 3rd part of 2 mills and ponds with a 3rd of the profits, she paying the expenses during her life, a 3rd part of view of frankpledge and the court, she paying the fees of the officers of her part.
From the manor of Bushley, demesne lands, 1 parcel of land above ‘Beryassh’, another next ‘Berryassh’, 3 parcels above ‘Henley’, ‘Moreforlong’ and ‘Litelheye’, 1/2 a. above ‘Henley’ and parcels held by Robert Crocker, William Turnour, Richard Bydell, Walter March, Richard March, Hugh Smyth, William Crocker and Thomas Stok, and in ‘Midelwey’ by Richard Reve and Richard Handy; of demesne meadow, 1 parcel called ‘Dokmede’ held by Richard Harmles and 1 parcel called ‘Oxlese’ held by William Hale.
Customary rents of Bushley manor: tenement of Hugh Penne, messuage of Richard Berdell, cottage of Richard Hobbes, close of Thomas Baker called ‘Cartershey’, messuages and lands of Thomas Baker, Robert Croker, John Lychefeld, John Frebern, Thomas Taillour, William Crokher, Nicholas Smyth, Hugh Igyn, Margaret Davy, Nicholas Ponder, parcel next ‘le Brodeheth’, Richard Mart, William Vy…, John Crokher, Thomas Taillour, cottage formerly of John Hobbes, and 2 a. called ‘Sondelond’ once of John March.
Of Bushley park, a 3rd part: from the great gate to the north by the glade of the park by a path through the middle of the wood to the gate called the posterne leading to Tewkesbury, with free ingress and egress; and also a 3rd part of the view of frankpledge and of the court at Bushley, she paying the fees and wages of her part in each case.
From the manors of Redmarley Dabitot and Immerstone: in the demesne, a field called ‘Chapelfeld’ held by Walter Berston, fields called ‘Berefeld’ and ‘Meryettesfeld’ with ‘Lynch’ wood held by Robert Bagull, field called ‘Pirycroft’ by John Berston, field called ‘Boynok’ by John Ricardes, fields called ‘Tadymere’ and ‘Kyngesfeld’ with demesne meadow called ‘Mullrehammede’ by Maud Jannes, demesne meadow called ‘Lollemede’ by Thomas Sandbed, 2 meadows below ‘Cur’ by Richard Skynnere; and the rents and services of Thomas C …, John Cube, Robert S …, Richard Walker, Sybil Clerk, John Halyday, John Toney, Robert Carpenter, John Kylmescote, Richard Russell, Nicholas Body, Peter Wa…ell, William Restall, John Hende …, John Ricardes, Philip Snede, William Bradeford, John Kyng, Thomas Kyng, John Bradeford, John Man, William Peryton, John Baldewyne, Philip Baldewyne, Robert Bonde, William Smyth, John Berston, William Spylman, Agnes Bramcote, Robert Bowyare, Walter Ruyhales(?), William Carles, John Bradeford, Roger Bradeford, tenement called ‘Fretheplace’, Maud Jannes, Robert Man, William Hulle, Robert Clyvely, … William Longedon.
She will pay a 3rd part of an annuity of £20 to Hugh Mortymer, esquire, from the time of her marriage to Richard for the life of Hugh, from the manors of Redmarley Dabitot and Immerstone.
Also a 3rd part of the mill and its profits, if she repairs and maintains it, and of the view of frankpledge and the court with a 3rd part of the profits, she paying her part of the fees and wages of the officers, and the advowson of Redmarley Dabitot at the 3rd presentation, and 1 knight’s fee in Eldersfield which Thomas de Berkle once held extending at £30.
[Parts damaged and illegible; rents of individual tenants, and some details of holdings omitted].
C 138/22, no. 52, m.20
633 RICHARD DE VEER, EARL OF OXFORD
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford. 3 April.
He held 1 knight’s fee in Crowmarsh Gifford in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief, annual value unknown.
He died on 15 Feb. last. John his son and heir is aged 9 years and more.
634
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. East Ilsley. 12 April 1417.
On 11 July 1412, long before his death, he held the manors of Langley and Bradley in his demesne as of fee, and on that day by his charter, shown to the jurors, granted them to John Hende, Thomas Rolf, Walter Bodulgate and William Bukeworth, clerk, to hold to them and their heirs and assigns without conditions or collusion.
Date of death and heir as above.
635
Writ 16 Feb. 1417
LONDON. Inquisition. Guildhall. 19 April.
On 11 July 1412, long before his death, he held in his demesne as of fee a mansion in the parish of St. Augustine on the Wall between the garden of St. Helen’s priory to the south and the Queen’s(?) lane leading by the city wall as far as Bevis Marks to the north, and granted it to John Hende and others as above to hold in fee simple without conditions. He only occupied it on visits to London with their permission.
Date of death and heir as above.
636
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
KENT. Inquisition. Badlesmere. 26 March.
On 11 July 1412, long before his death, he held the manor and advowson of Badlesmere in his demesne as of fee and granted them to John Hende and others as above, and they still hold. Peter Salman, then farmer of the manor, and all the tenants attorned to them. The manor comprises the site, 640 a. of land, pasture and wood and 40s. yearly rent, held of various lords: the site, 220 a. and the rent of the king of the castle of Dover by a rent of 20s.1d. for the ward of the castle; 20 a. of the earl of Stafford of his castle of Tonbridge, service unknown, annual value together £10; and 400 a. of various lords in gavelkind, services unknown, annual value 5 marks. The value of the advowson is £10.
He also held the manor of Fleet in his demesne as of fee of the archbishop of Canterbury by knight service, annual value 40 marks.
Date of death and heir as above.
637
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Kensington. 24 April 1417.
He held the manor of Kensington of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £30.
Date of death and heir as above.
638
Writ, melius sciri, as to his estate in the manor of Kensington. 1 Aug. 1417.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Kensington. 9 Aug.
He held the manor in his demesne as of fee.
639
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Stony Stratford. 12 April.
He held the manor of Calverton of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20.
By a fine of 1412 [CP 25/1/291/62, no. 178] he and Alice his wife granted the manor of Chesham, and 1 toft, 15 a. arable, 20 a. meadow and 20s. rent in Cowley, and the view of frankpledge of Chesham to Thomas Rolf, John Hende, Walter Budylgate and William Bukworth, clerk, and also the manor of Chesham and tenements and view of frankpledge in Cowley and Chesham which Maud countess of Oxford held for life with reversion to Richard and Alice to remain to Thomas Rolf and the others. On 20 July following William Bukworth released the holdings to the others describing them as the manor of Chesham, the tenements and the view of frankpledge of Cowley and Chesham, 1 toft, 42 a. arable, 20 a. meadow and 20s. rent.
On 11 July 1412 Richard held the manors of Aston Sandford and Whitchurch in his demesne as of fee and granted them to John Hende and others, as above [no. 634] by his charter shown to the jurors, to hold to them and their heirs and assigns, without conditions or collusion. He retained no interest except through them.
Date of death and heir as above.
640
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to how he held Calverton, 1 Aug. 1417.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Stony Stratford. 10 Aug.
He held the manor of Calverton in his demesne as of fee.
641
Writ, plenius certiorari, an inquisition [no. 639 above] having stated that he held the manors of Aston Sampford and Whitchurch on 11 July 1412 and granted them to Thomas Rolf and others, but not of whom and by what service they were held. 1 Sept. 1417.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury. 10 Sept.
He held the manor of Aston Sampford of Lord Fitzwalter by knight service, and Whitchurch of the earl of Stafford by knight service.
642
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Henhow. 1 May.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Lavenham, the manors of Overhall and Netherhall with the advowson, of the king in chief of his barony as 2 knight’s fees, annual value £36 10s.
Cockfield, the manor called Earl’s Hall, of the abbot of Bury St. Edmunds by knight service, annual value £15.
Aldham, the manor and advowson, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £10 3s.
Preston and Mendham, the manors, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value, £8 4s. and £8 2s.
Date of death as above. John his son and heir was aged 9 years on 23 April last.
643
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Oundle. 28 May.
By the fine of 1412 mentioned above [no. 639] he and Alice his wife granted the reversion of the manors of Milton and Paston, which John Holand held for life of the inheritance of Richard, to Thomas Rolf and others. On 20 July following William Bokworth quitclaimed to the others.
Date of death and heir, aged 9 years and more, as above.
644
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham. 27 May 1417.
By the fine of 1412 mentioned above [no. 639] the reversion of the manor of Market Overton, which Maud countess of Oxford held for life of the inheritance of Richard, was granted to Thomas Rolf and others, and William Bukworth quitclaimed it to the others.
Date of death and heir as above.
645
Writ, plenius certiorari, as it was not stated of whom Market Overton was held etc., 1 Sept. 1417.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham. 6 Sept.
The manor of Market Overton was held of Lord Grey of Ruthin by knight service.
646
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. St. Austell. 21 May.
He held the manors of Poldue, Eathorne and Penhale with the advowson of St. Erme, and a fair called ‘Langchepyn fayr’ held on 14 Sept., in right of Alice his wife; Poldue with the advowson and fair of John Dynham, knight, of his manor of Cardinham by knight service, annual value £10; Eathorne manor of Edmund bishop of Exeter, of his manor of Penryn in socage, annual value £4 5s.; and Penhale of William Tregoos in socage, annual value £4 3s.4d.
Herbert de Skewyek held the manors of Tremodret and Trevelyn in his demesne as of fee and granted them to Otto de Bodrugan, knight, and his heirs male by Margaret his wife, with successive remainders to the heirs male of his body and the heirs of his body. Otto held and had 2 sons, William and Otto, by Margaret, and so died. William entered and granted the manors to Richard Sergeaux, husband of Elizabeth his daughter. She died without heirs of her body, and then Richard Sergeaux held as tenant in tail for life. William Bodrugan died without heirs of his body. Otto son of Otto, knight, had issue Joan wife of Robert Hull, senior, and died without heirs male. Otto, knight, died without heirs male. Joan wife of Robert Hull, knight, is therefore his next heir.
Richard Sergeaux had 3 daughters Elizabeth, Philippa and Alice. Elizabeth had issue Thomas Marny, knight, and died. Philippa, Alice and Thomas claimed and entered the manors, as daughters of Richard and son of Elizabeth, the other daughter. Alice married Richard de Veer, earl of Oxford and he held only in right of Alice. The manors are held of the king of the duchy of Cornwall, annual value £28.
Richard also held a rent of £10 from the manors of Argalles, Treowynen and Burngullow in right of Alice his wife in dower of Guy St. Aubyn, her former husband.
Date of death as above. Her heir is John their son, aged 9 years and more.
647
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
HERTFORD. Inquisition … 24 May.
He held the manor of Great Hormead, of the king in chief of the barony of Sampford except for 50 a., held of Lord Fitzwalter by a rent of 8d.; [the manor comprising] … a saltpan nil, a dovecot nil … arable £4 … 10 a. pasture 10s., 10 a. meadow 20s., 40 a. wood nil, assize rents £10, services 13s.4d. … granted by letters patent to John Bursetre, his servant, the keeping of the woods of Great Hormead, taking 10s.8d. by equal parts at the 4 terms with licence to distrain if in arrears.
Date of death and heir as above [no. 642].
[Parts illegible].
648
ESSEX. Inquisition. Braintree. 19 May 1417.
He held in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief:
Castle Hedingham, the castle and manor, parcel of the earldom of Oxford, by knight service, annual value £40. Long before his death he granted by letters patent: to Robert Werk his servant, the office of keeper of the warrens of Castle Hedingham, Sible Hedingham and Great Yeldham, taking 2d. daily for life; to John Yonge the keeping of Hedingham park taking 2d. daily for life by the farmers or other officers of the manor; to Henry Lyne in recompense for 40s. which he was accustomed to receive for his expenses, 2 tenements in Castle Hedingham called ‘Hardynges’ and ‘Osbernes’ with all profits, and reversion to himself, service unknown, annual value nil; and to Willliam Ingham his esquire for life, 2 fields in Castle Hedingham called ‘Bromyfeld’ and ‘Mersshgardeyn’, also with reversion to himself, service unknown, annual value nil.
Little Yeldham the manor by knight service, annual value £20.
Great Canfield, the manor, parcel of the earldom of Oxford, service unknown, annual value £50. Long before his death he granted the keeping of Canfield park to Richard Smyth for his good service, taking 2d. daily for life.
Fingrith, the manor, by the service of being the queen’s chamberlain on her coronation day, annual value £33.
Doddinghurst, the manor, by knight service, annual value £16. Aubrey de Veer, late earl, by letters patent, confirmed by Richard, granted Robert Smyth the office of parker of Doddinghurst and the keeping of the warren in Fingrith and Doddinghurst, taking each 12 weeks, 1 quarter of corn, 6s.8d. for his shoes and cloth for his clothes. Aubrey also granted him a house called ‘le Logge’ in the park, pasture for 3 cows, 1 horse and 6 pigs, and wood for his fire, for life.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief:
Helions Bumpstead, the manor called ‘Countesse Medewe’, by knight service, annual value £44.
Stanstead Mountfitchet, the manor, by knight service, annual value £14. Long before John Lancastre, formerly lord of the manor, granted Robert Parker and his heirs 1 messuage and 8 1/2 a. in Stanstead, and the keeping of Stanstead Mountfitchet park with certain profits.
Steeple Bumpstead, the manor called ‘Gebons’ of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 10 marks.
Colne, the manor of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £15. Long before his death he granted Walter Bodulyate for his good services the keeping of the park, wood and warren of Colne for life, taking 41 quarters of oats and 4 cartloads of hay yearly, pasture for 14 great beasts for the whole year in the park, timber brought down by the wind to the value of 30s. Also long before his death he appointed Thomas Warde to the keeping of the park and warren there in succession to Walter Bodulgate, taking 2d. daily for life. He also granted Roger Eston, his servant 3 tenements in Earls Colne, called ‘Heyland’, ‘Jonesadam’ and ‘Adamsmythes’ to hold for life with reversion to himself. Therefore he held the reversion, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value nil.
Crepping, the manor, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £11. Long before he granted to Richard Barnard of Messing for his counsel a rent of 53s.4d. from this manor payable by equal parts at Michaelmas and Easter and a robe at Christmas; and to Roger Eston a rent of £4 from all the lands of the manor and the mill, payable by equal parts at the 4 terms.
Great Bentley, the manor of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £22. He had granted William Ingham the keepership of the warren and park of Bentley, having yearly: 6 quarters and 4 bushels of corn, that is 1 bushel weekly; 3 cartloads of hay; 4 quarters of oats, worth 13s.4d; and pasture for 12 beasts and 1 horse for life.
’Croftewyth’, the manor, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 100s.
He granted his brother John de Veer a yearly rent of 20 marks from the manor of ‘Hedingham Vaux’ payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas with license to distrain if in arrears. Beyond that the manor is of no annual value, and of whom it is held is unknown.
Aubrey de Veer, father of Richard, granted his esquire, John Brerelee, the manor called ‘Wateshurst’ in Sible Hedingham to hold for life of the king in chief by knight service, with reversion to himself, annual value 53s.4d., and of the reversion, nil.
Richard also held in his demesne in fee tail the office of steward of the king’s forests in Essex of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value nil. He granted John Stone the office of warden of the forest of Ongar hundred in Loughton, Chigwell, Abridge and elsewhere with the profits for life.
Richard granted to John Hende, Thomas Rolf, Walter Bodulgate and William Bukworth, clerk, the manors of Prayors, Bourehall in Sible Hedingham, Grays Thurrock, Eyston Hall and Tilbury juxta Clare, the advowson of Farnham, and the manors of Beaumont and Downham, to hold to them and their heirs and assigns of the king in chief by knight service, annual values, Prayors £20, Bourehall £6, Grays £6, Eyston Hall, £4, Tilbury £10, Beaumont £6, Downham £15, and also 40 a., 120 a. marsh and 120s. rent in Bowers Gifford. They held and the tenants attorned to them. He granted the office of parker of Downham to John Sudbery for life.
Date of death and heir as above.
649
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to the status of ‘Croftewyth’. 1 Aug. 1417.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford. 13 Aug.
He held the manor of ‘Croftewyth’ in his demesne as of fee.
650
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge. 12 April 1417.
He held the manor of Saxton in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £18; the manor of Castle Camps in his demesne in fee tail, annual value £26; and 60s. rent from ‘Souchesmelnes’ manor in Newnham of the king in chief by knight service.
On 7 Sept. 1398 Aubrey de Veer, the late earl, granted to William Alyngton, who is still living, by letters patent shown to the jurors, the keeping of the park of Castle Camps with the profits for life, and on 20 Dec. 1405 Richard granted to John Lolleworth, who also survives, 3d. daily for life, and on 5 July 1415 to John Whatele, mercer of London, £40 yearly by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas until £129 6s.2d. should be fully paid, both from the manor of Castle Camps.
He held the manor of Great Abington in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 17 marks beyond 40s., payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, granted on 10 Aug. 1413 to John Stowe, who survives, for the keeping of the wood and warren of the manor.
He once held the manor of Swaffham in his demesne as of fee, and on 11 June 1412 granted it by charter without conditions to John Hende and others, as above [no. 634] to hold to them and their heirs. All the tenants attorned to them. It is held of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value £20.
He held the manor of Hinxton formerly of John Stourton, and the other manor of Hinxton formerly of John de Sancta Andrea, and 3 messuages, 68 a. arable, 2 a. meadow, 1 a. pasture. 4s. rent and a 6th part of a watermill in the same, and 200 a. and 10 marks rent in the same, all formerly of Thomas de Skelton, knight, jointly with Eleanor his wife, Lewis John, Walter Bodulgate and William Godred, junior, who survive. The 3 messuages, 68 a., 2 a. meadow, 1 a. pasture, 4s. rent, 1/3 mill of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £40; but of whom the 200 a. and 10 marks rent are held is unknown. By the said feoffment John Hende and the others held jointly with the late earl to them and their heirs by the grant of Master Roger Whelpdale, Robert Whythed, esquire, John Burgoyne and John Landewade by licence of Richard II.
Date of death and heir, aged 10 years and more, as above.
651
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition, ex officio. Cambridge. 30 Oct. 1417.
Findings with regard to Hinxton, as above.
652
Writ 16 Feb. 1417.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester. 28 March.
He held in fee of Lord de Bello Monte lands and tenements to the annual value of £49 16s.
Date of death and heir, aged 12 years and more, as above.
653
Writ, melius sciri, as to his status in the above lands etc. 1 Aug. 1417.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Wigston Magn a. 12 Aug.
The premises constitute the manor of Wigston Magna held in his demesne as of fee of Lord Bello Monte, service unknown, annual value £49 16s.
C 138/23, no. 53
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E 152/471,474