Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry V, Entries 800-851

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry V, Entries 800-851

800 JOHN WALDEN, ESQUIRE
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Shoreditch. 5 March 1418.
Long before his death he held the manors of Pembrokes and Bruce Castle in his demesne as of fee. By a fine of 1416 [CP 25/1/291/63, no. 45] he recognised them with the other manors to be the right of Robert Neweton, clerk, and Robert granted them back in court to him and Idonea his wife to hold for their lives with reversion to William Harleton, abbot of Waltham, John Shadworth, Robert Newport, Thomas Charleton, William de Wakefeld, John Fray, John Gedeney, Robert Warner, John Waryn of Walden, William Bryght, clerk, Richard Scott, clerk, Henry Dalby, clerk, John Teynton, clerk, John Newport, clerk, and the heirs of John Teynton. Bruce Castle manor is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10; Pembrokes also of the king in chief of the honor of Huntingdon, service unknown, annual value £20.
He died on 23 Nov. last. Roger son of Joan his sister, aged 23 years and more, and Nicholas, son of Alice his other sister, aged 40 years and more, are his heirs.
801
Writ 22 Feb. 1418.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Braintree, 15 March.
Long before his death he held the manors of Dedham and Wicken Bonhunt in his demesne as of fee in accordance with the fine as above [no. 800], Dedham of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20; Wicken Bonhunt of Thomas Gernoun, service unknown, annual value 100s.
Date of death as above. Roger Greneford, son of Joan one sister of John and Nicholas Danyell son of Alice the other sister are his next heirs, aged 23 years and more and 40 years and more.
802
Writ 22 Feb. 1418.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge. 15 March.
Long before his death he held the manors of Grantchester and Barton in accordance with the fine as above [no. 800]. Grantchester is held of the honor of Mortimer, but who holds the honor and the service are unknown, annual value £20; Barton is held of the honor of Leicester of the king of the duchy of Lancaster as a 4th part of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s.
Date of death and heirs as above.
C 138/28, no. 48
E 149/110, no. 18
803 HUGH FASTOLF, KNIGHT
Writ 22 Feb. 1418.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Norwich. 16 May.
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 100 a. of land, meadow, pasture and marsh in Tunstall, and nearby places, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 4 marks; and also the marsh called ‘Roweholme’ in Wheatacre of Lord Willoughby, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d.
He died on 17 Oct. last. John his son and heir is aged 10 years and more.
804
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Ipswich. 27 April 1417 (?).
He held in his demesne as of fee:
The manor of ‘Shobendhalle’ in Nacton of the king of the castle of Dover as 1 knight’s fee and by a yearly rent of 10s. to the castle, annual value 10 marks.
Nacton, Levington, Stratton Hall, and Bucklesham, 1 messuage., 40 a. arable, 20 a. pasture, 1 watermill and 60s. rent payable by equal parts at St. Andrew, Easter, Midsummer and Michaelmas, of Margery widow of George Felbrigge, knight, by knight service, annual values, messuage nil, 40 a. 14s., 20 a. pasture 20s., and the mill 7s.8d.
John Lakyngheth formerly held the manors of Holbrook and Tattingstone and lands and tenements in Brantham in his demesne as of fee, and by his deed, shown to the jurors, granted to John son of Hugh Fastolf and Margery his wife to hold to him and the heirs of his body a yearly rent of £20 from these holdings payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. Margery died and John by his deed, also shown to the jurors, granted the rent to Hugh his son, then aged 21 years and more, Geoffrey Symond, clerk, and Geoffrey Fraunsham, esquire and the heirs of Hugh. Hugh held after their deaths. All are held of the Earl Marshal as 1 knight’s fee.
Kirkley, Pakefield and elsewhere, 1 messuage called ‘Fastolfs’, 100 a. of arable, meadow and pasture, and the half hundred of Mutford, annual value 6 marks, of whom held and by what service is unknown.
Langston and Burstall, a manor in, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 6 marks.
Playford, the manor of ‘Merehalle’ in, of Margery, widow of George Felbrigg, knight, service unknown, annual value 100s.
Bentley, a manor in, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 4 marks.
Foxhall, the manor, of Henry Noon, of his manor of Martlesham as half a knight’s fee.
John his son and heir is aged 10 years and more.
C 138/28, no. 49
805 THOMAS DE BERKELEY, KNIGHT
Writ 15 July 1417.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 20 Aug.
He held for life by the courtesy of England after the death of Margaret his wife of the inheritance of Elizabeth, wife of Richard earl of Warwick, their daughter:
Charleton, Langdon, Downacarey, Tetcott, North Bovey and Larkbeare, the manors, with the advowsons of Charleton, Tetcott and North Bovey, 1 toft in Exeter and 6 messuages, 2 ferlings in East Peek with reversion to Elizabeth; the manor and advowson of Charleton of the heir of John de Esselegh, service unknown, annual value £10; Langdon, Downacarey, Tetcott and North Bovey with the advowsons of Tetcott and North Bovey of William lord la Zouche, who is under age in the king’s ward, annual values, Langdon 10 marks, Downacarey 40s., Tetcott 100s., North Bovey £4; a 3rd part of Larkbeare of Edward earl of Devon by a rent of 1 grain of pepper, and the other 2 parts of Joan widow of John Courteney, knight, by 1 grain of pepper, annual value of the whole 40s.; the toft in Exeter of the king in socage, annual value 2s., and the messuage and ferling in East Peek of William la Zouche by knight service, annual value 13s.4d.
He died on 13 July last, Elizabeth his daughter and heir is aged 30 years and more.
806
CORNWALL. Inquisition. St. Columb. 21 Aug. 1417.
He held the manors of Alverton, Penzance, Mousehole and Trenhayle for life by the courtesy of England with reversion to Elizabeth his daughter. They are held of the king of the duchy of Cornwall of the castle of Launceston by a rent of 13s.4d., annual value £33 6s.9d.
Date of death and heir as above.
807
Writ 15 July 1417.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough. 11 Sept.
He held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Elizabeth his daughter:
Chilton Foliat, the manor and advowson, of the king of the honor of Wallingford by knight service, annual value £20.
Fresdon, the manor, of John Wykes of his manor of Highworth, service unknown, annual value 60s.
Charlton by Hungerford, 4 marks rent, of William Hopegras by a rent of 5s. and 1 lb. cumin.
Nethercote, 6 marks rent as half the manor, of the earl of Cambridge, service unknown.
Rodbourne Cheney, 8s. rent, of John Frame, service unknown.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Shorncote, the manor and advowson, of the countess of Hereford, service unknown, annual value 66s.8d.
Charnham Street in Hungerford, the reversion of 1 messuage and half a virgate, which Robert Erle holds for life, of William Hopegras by part of the rent named above.
Westcott, 1 messuage and 2 carucates, of the king of the honor of Wallingford by fealty.
Chicklade by Lacock, the manor and advowson, which Thomas Rugge held for life, of Thomas earl of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 40s.
He held in fee simple the advowsons of the abbey of St. Mary at Kingswood and of Melksham by Lacock, of William Chedder, service unknown, annual value nil.
Date of death and heir as above.
808
Writ 15 July 1417.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 4 Oct.
He held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Elizabeth his daughter:
Kislingbury, the manor and advowson, of John lord Beaumont, a minor in the king’s ward, of the honor of Gaunt, service unknown, annual value £26 13s.4d.
Stowe Nine Churches, the manor and advowson, of the same, annual value £10.
Church Brampton, ‘Lilesmaner’ in, with the advowson, of Reynold Ragon, esquire, of his manor of East Haddon, service unknown, annual value £4.
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage in Kislingbury, of the heir of Lord Beaumond, service unknown, and the reversion of 1 messuage in Northampton, which John Wodestok holds for life, of the king in socage, annual value 20s.
Date of death and heir as above.
809
Writ 15 July 1417.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Crowmarsh Gifford. 29 Oct.
He held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Elizabeth his daughter:
Shirburn, the manor, of the king of the honor of Wallingford, by a rent of 1 alburnum bow and 3 arrows without feathers, or 12d., annual value £20; and 1 messuage, 1 carucate, of Thomas Chaunser, by a rent of 1 arrow, annual value 66s.8d.
Noke, the manor and advowson, of the duchy of Lancaster of a fee formerly of Robert Hole by knight service, annual value £13 6s.8d.
Fritwell, the manor, of the same, annual value £7 and no more because Thomas granted John Willicotes, esquire, a rent of 40s. from it for his life.
Date of death and heir as above.
810
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wallingford. 29 Oct. 1417.
He held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Elizabeth his daughter:
Kingston Lisle, the manor, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by a rent of a pair of spurs, annual value £40.
Beedon, the manor, of the abbot of Abingdon, service unknown, annual value £13 6s.8d.
Harwell, the manor, of the same, service unknown, annual value 100s.
Calcot, the manor, of the prior of Noyon by a rent of 2s., annual value, 40s.
Chilton Foliat, the hamlet of Cakewood in, of the king of the honor of Wallingford by knight service, annual value 40s.
Fawler, 1 toft, 2 carucates, 2 a. meadow, of the abbot of Abingdon, service unknown, annual value 100s.
Up Lambourn, 1 toft and 1 virgate, of Thomas de Isbury by rents of 3s. and 1 lb. cumin, annual value 5s.; and 1 messuage, 1 virgate of Robert de la Mare, service unknown, annual value 5s.
Odstone, £11 rent and the services of John Shotesbrok for the manor, which he held of Margaret, late wife of Thomas for life, by knight service, of the abbot of Abingdon.
Leverton, 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 20 a. meadow, 14s. rent and watermill, of the same abbot, annual value 40s.
Bockhampton, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of the heir of John Cobham, knight, by rent of a rose, annual value 20s.
Date of death and heir as above.
811
Writ 15 July 1417.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury. 22 Aug.
He held the manor of Wingrave by the courtesy of England after the death of Margaret his wife, of the inheritance of Elizabeth his daughter. It is held of the king of the honor of Wallingford by knight service, annual value £10.
Date of death and heir as above.
812
Writ 15 July 1417.
LONDON. Inquisition. Guildhall. 12 Aug.
He held a mansion called ‘Berkeleys In’ in the parish of St. Andrew in Castle Baynard ward, annual value when let 8 marks, with 1 messuage annexed and the advowson of St. Andrew’s, annual value 2 marks, all of the king in free burgage.
Date of death and heir, aged 26 years and more, as above.
813
Writ 15 July 1417.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester. 24 Oct.
He held the advowson of Coston in his demesne as of fee of the Earl Marshal, service unknown, value when it occurs 10 marks.
Date of death and heir, 30 years and more, as above.
Also inquisition of Henry Northerne, vicar of Lowesby, outlawed at the suit of William Smyth of ‘Dene’ senior in a plea of debt. He had 1 cow, value 5s.4d. and 70 woolfells at 3d.
814
Writ 15 July 1417.
Order of the mayor and escheator of Bristol to the sheriffs to have 24 good and lawful men at the Guildhall on Wednesday at Michaelmas. 1 Sept. 1417.
Panel of jurors.
Further writ, the mayor having been superseded before an inquisition was held.
BRISTOL. Inquisition. Bristol. 3 Dec. 1417.
Long list of small rents from messuages and shops [a large part of each line being illegible] in Temple, Touker, St. Thomas and Redcliffe Streets, Temple Lane and ‘Wryngtoneslane’. Tenants include John Droys and Isabel his wife, William Hurdeman, Nicholas Caunterbury, Charterhouse of Witham, Thomas Fissher, Richard Alisaundre, Ralph Willond, John Barowe, Robert Chepe, John Straddon, John Harrys, John Comber, Richard Boklond, Richard Dollyng, the abbot of Tewkesbury, Robert Corche, Stephen Purne, John Roderice, William Pays, John Pollesh, Richard Marsh, John Sherp, …
815
Writ 15 July 1417.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bedminster. 1 Oct.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Milverton, a 6th part of the manor, of the king in free burgage, a 6th part of the hundred of Milverton and a 6th part of the borough and of the hundred of the borough by homage alone, annual value with pleas and perquisites of court 66s.8d.
Haygrove manor and the borough of Bridgwater, £10 rent, of the heirs of Lord Zouche, service unknown.
Bedminster, the manor with the hundreds of Bedminster, Hatcliffe and Portbury, with view of frankpledge and 42s. rent from 1 messuage and 1 virgate in Bedminster which Nicholas Martyn holds for the term of his life, of Richard de Bello Campo, lord of Abergavenny, in right of Isabel his wife of the honor of Gloucester, annual values, the manor £20, the hundreds with view of frankpledge and perquisites of court …
Portishead, a 3rd part of the manor with 1 a. called ‘Glebeacre’ and the advowson, annual value 6s.8d., rent from a tenement in Weston-in-Gordano held by John Hert for life and 6s.8d. rent from a tenement held by Walter Seymour for life, of the duchy of Lancaster of the honor of Trowbridge, service unknown, annual value 60s.
Brean, Portishead and Bedminster, the advowsons, of the abbot of St. Augustine’s, Bristol, service unknown, annual value nil.
Portishead, 1 messuage, 1 virgate, 1 dovecot, of William de Capenore by a rent of 7s., annual value 23s.4d.
Weston-in-Gordano, the manor, of Philip Hampton of his manor of East Harptree, service unknown, annual value £4.
Steep Holme, the island in the Severn with a warren.
Portbury, 1 messuage, 5 a. arable and 2 a. wood, purchased from Robert Hygham and enclosed in a new park, and 1 toft and 100 a. bought from John Gage and enclosed in the same park, and 1 toft, 1 cottage and 3 1/2 a. there formerly of Robert Hygham, and 1 toft and 20 a. in Charlton called ‘Credesplace’ and 4d. rent from 1 messuage and 1 virgate in Wraxhall called ‘Whelpsplace’ which Robert Tynt holds to himself and his heirs for ever by the gift of Thomas de Berkelegh, and 10s. rent from 1 messuage and 1 virgate there formerly bought from Thomas Spelly, which William Poder and Agnes his wife hold for their lives … and 1d. rent from 1 messuage and 1 virgate called ‘Wallesplace’ in Portbury which Robert Russell of Bristol holds for the term of his life.
The island, warren, messuage, toft, cottage and land are held of the earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value 50s.
Easton, 1d. rent from 1 messuage, 2 cottages, and 10 a. which Robert Russell of Bristol holds for life, of the earl of March by a rent of 6s.
Uphill, 1 toft and 1/2 virgate, and 1 messuage and 1/2 virgate in Christon, of the bishop of Bath and Wells, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.
Long Ashton, 13s.4d. rent from a tenement which William Pole and Agnes his wife hold for the term of their lives, of the prior of Bath, service unknown.
Langridge (? Lynderigge), 40 a. wood, of John de Tykenham, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.
Severn, 2s. rent from a fishery in, at the head of Portishead which Thomas Tilly holds for life, of the duchy of Lancaster of the honor of Trowbridge, service unknown.
Portishead, 6s.8d. rent from 1 messuage, 10 a. formerly bought of John Ricardes, which Thomas Tilly holds for life.
Portbury, the manor, of the earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value £19.
All the above which Nicholas Martyn, John Hert, Walter Seymour, William and Agnes Poder, Robert Russell, William and Agnes Pole, and Thomas Tilly hold for the term of their lives revert to his right heirs.
Date of death and heir as above.
816
Writ 15 July 1417.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester. 27 Sept.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Awre, the manor with appurtenances in Etloe and Blakeney, with the hundred of Bledisloe, of the earl of March by a rent of 1 grain of pepper, annual value £27.
Tutnalls (in Lydney), 5 a. meadow and 60s. rent payable by equal parts at the four terms, of the same earl by rent of a rose, annual value of the 5 a., 5s.
Purton, 67s. rent of Richard Talbot by rent of an unmewed sparrowhawk.
Cowley, 1 messuage called ‘Canonescourt’, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10.
Rodley Weir, a half of a 4th part, of Lord Berkeley of the manor of Slimbridge by 2 marks rent, annual value 5 marks.
’Garonds’ Weir, a half of a 4th part which he purchased of John de Berkeley of Leicestershire, of the king in chief by fealty, annual value 5 marks.
Richard de Eston and Alice his wife held the manor of ‘Wyke’ next Rodley weir for their lives by the grant to Thomas with reversion to him and his heirs. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value nil.
Ham, 2 carucates, 20 a. wood called Cat Grove in the new park of Berkeley called Wickstow which Thomas purchased from Walter Fitzwaryn, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20s.; also 2 crofts by ‘Mithelyercrofft’ formerly of Maud Canley, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 3s.4d.; and 4 a. meadow called ‘Juddesmede’ which he purchased from Richard Ricardes, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 2s.
Ham, 1 messuage with curtilage, bought from William Wermynstre, and 1 close at the end of the messuage bought from Richard Smythes, and 1 messuage formerly of Simon Bruer, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 3s.4d.; 4 cottages there formerly of William Walker of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 4s.; 1 messuage and 1 carucate formerly of the same, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 6s.8d.
St. Chloe, 1 messuage and 1 virgate of the abbess of Caen, service unknown, annual value 40s.
Acton Ilgar, a 6th part of the manor of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 10s. There is 56s.8d. in rents payable at the 4 terms.
Alkington, 1 messuage, formerly of John Power in Goldwick of the king in chief by knight service, 3s.4d.; 1 messuage, 1 virgate at Holts formerly of Hugh Bysley, of the king in chief by knight service, 6s.8d.; 1 messuage, 1 virgate formerly of John Trye, of the king in chief by knight service 6s.8d.
Hinton in Pockham Moor, 8 a. meadow bought from Isabel Crawley, of the king in chief by knight service, 3s.4d.; 1 messuage, 1 curtilage formerly of William Madbrok in Hinton, of the king in chief by knight service, 6d.; 1 messuage, 1 virgate bought of William Fraunceys, of the king in chief by knight service, 6s.8d.
Wotton under Edge, 12 cottages, of the king in chief by knight service, 20s.; 1 toft with curtilage and orchard called ‘Legettesplace’ and 1 close of 3 a. and 3 a. meadow of the king in chief by knight service, 3s.4d.; 1 messuage, bought of William Boryeur of Thornbury, of the king in burgage, 2s.; 1 messuage formerly of Richard Baker, in free burgage, nil; 1 messuage which William Tavernour held by his grant of the king in free burgage, nil; 36 messuages and 40 cottages of the king in burgage, 26s.8d.
Cam, 1 carucate and 1 watermill called ‘Boziettes’, of Walter Knyght, service unknown, 40s.; 1 messuage, 2 virgates called ‘Cokeslond’ of the king in chief by knight service 10s.
Slimbridge, 1 messuage and 1 virgate called Sages of the king in chief by knight service £10. John Rolande and Joan his wife hold 1 messuage and 1 virgate there purchased from Ralph Waleys, for their lives by the grant of Thomas de Berkeley with reversion to him, of whom it is held and the service is unknown, annual value 20s.
Horwood in Horton, 1 toft called Bays Wood held for life by Nicholas Alderleygh by the grant of Thomas with reversion to him, of whom held and service unknown, 10s.
North Nibley, 1 toft, 60 a. and 11 a. meadow called ‘Grovers’ which he bought of Walter Belauny, of the king in chief by knight service, 13s.4d.
‘Bournefeld’, 5 a., and 1 a. in ‘Lelye’ in Nibley, which he purchased of Matthew Lavyn, of the king in chief by knight service, at 6d. the a.
South Cerney and Cerney Wick, the manors of the earldom of Hereford, service unknown, annual value £13 6s.8d.
Awre, 1 messuage, 1 carnacre called Whitescourt, of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value 10s.
Bradley, 1 messuage called ‘Potterspury’, purchased of Robert Stanishawe, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 5s.; and 1 messuage, 6 a. arable, 6 a. meadow formerly of Edith Pyngull, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 3s.4d.
Breadstone, 1 messuage, 2 virgates, formerly of John Crawley, of whom held and the service are unknown, annual value 20s.
Berkeley, 4 messuages, 1 called ‘Walbrokes’, 1 ‘Cobydes’, and 1 ‘Carters Billet’, formerly of Richard Smythe of Berkeley, annual value 6s.8d.; 1 messuage with curtilage and 1 croft formerly of William Hichecokes, annual value 2s; 1 messuage with curtilage formerly of Thomas Ricardes and 2 cottages under 1 roof formerly of John Garet, annual value 3s., all of the king in free burgage. Also 1 toft bought of William Occlif, of the prioress of Barrow Gurney, service unknown, annual value nil; 1 messuage with curtilage, formerly of William Swonhungre and 2 cottages bought of William Wermynstre, of the king in free burgage, annual value 2s.
Berkeley, advowsons of the chantries, of St. Mary and St. Andrew of the chantry of St. Giles in Hillsley, of St. John the Baptist in the chapel of Wortley, and of the chapel of St. Katherine in Cambridge, all of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value nil.
Berkeley, the hundred, return of writs, both summonses of the Exchequer and other, by grants of the kings.
Gloucester, 2 messuages called ‘Heyberesplace’ and ‘Comptonesplace’, of whom held and by what service is unknown.
Newport by Berkeley, fairs at St. Thomas the Martyr and St. Mathias, annual value 12d.
Murcott, 1 toft and 1 carucate, held for life by John Harsefeld by the grant of Richard, with reversion to him, of the castle of St. Briavels by a rent of 5s., no value beyond the rent.
Slimbridge, Kingston, Gossington and Hurst, 1 messuage, 2 carucates in the manor, of whom held and the service unknown, annual value £3.
Elizabeth, wife of Richard earl of Warwick, aged 26 years and more, is his daughter and the heir to all the above.
Thomas de Berkeley, knight, grandfather of Thomas de Berkeley, knight, once held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Berkeley, Ham, Appleridge, Alkington, Hinton, Wotton under Edge, Symonds Hall, Cam, Coaley, Upton St. Leonards and Slimbridge, the hundred of Berkeley, view of frankpledge, and the advowsons of Wotton and Slimbridge and by a fine of 1349 [CP 25/1/77/67, no. 294] granted them to William de Syde, Walter Goldemere and David de Melkesham. They regranted the premises to Thomas the grandfather for life with successive remainders to Maurice de Berkeley his son and his heirs male, with heirs male of Thomas the grandfather by Katherine his wife and his right heirs. The fine and Edward III’s licence for the grants were shown to the jurors. Thomas the grandfather held all his life and after his death Maurice entered the premises. He married Elizabeth and had two sons, Thomas the subject of this inquisition and James. James married another Elizabeth and had issue another James. The elder James died and Maurice died. Thomas succeeded to the premises and held them all his life. He died without heirs male and James should now succeed as next heir male. All are held of the king in chief by the service of 2 1/2 knight’s fees.
Thomas the grandfather also held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Hurste, and 22 marks rent from Robert le Fitzpayn, knight, from his manor of Frampton on Severn, and also £12 10s. rent from certain tenants of his manor of Cam, namely Thomas Lellebourne, Simon Wauter, Mabel Mody, Lucy Mody, John Abovestret, John Callan, Walter de Shedwall, Alice atte Wodehende, Roger de Mortymer, William de Wydy, Walter Martyn, Robert le Bacheler, Edward Golde, John le Man and Joan his wife, John Hobbes, Richard le Man and John his son, William le Wrothe and Joan his wife, Thomas atte Wode, William Richard, John le Kyng, Robert Oldelynch, Adam atte Halle and Richard Broke. By his charter dated at Beverston on 28 Sept. 1338 he, Thomas the grandfather, granted the manor of Hurst with all the rents of tenants to Maurice his son, Elizabeth wife of Maurice, and the heirs male of their bodies, and they should now descend to James, son of James, son of Maurice, as above.
C 138/28, no. 50
E 149/109, no. 7
817 JOHN WHALESBROWE
Writ 17 Jan. 1418.
DEVON. Inquisition. Great Torrington. 29 Jan.
Jointly with Joan his wife he held 15s.8d. rent from messuages, lands and services in Berrynarbor, by the grant of John Greynevyle, knight, John Ralegh and Walter Coggan, vicar of Poughill, by their charter shown to the jurors and dated at Whalesborough on 18 Aug. 1401 to hold for the life of Joan.
He died on 10 Jan. last. Thomas his son and heir was aged 13 years on 3 May last.
818
Writ 17 Jan. 1418.
CORNWALL. Inquisition.
This inquisition is almost entirely illegible. For the findings see CCR 1413–9, pp.420–2.
C 138/28, no. 51
819 THOMAS WYNTERESHULL
Writ 26 Nov. 1417.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Kingsclere. 2 April 1418.
He held in his demesne in fee tail in chief of Henry IV the manor of Frobury, which Philippa de Nevill gave with other holdings to William Wyntreshull and Beatrice his wife and the heirs of their bodies. They held by the form of a gift of the time of peace of Henry III. A fine was levied at Wilton in 1249 [CP 25/1/283/12, no. 289] between William and Beatrice and Philippa, granting it to William and Beatrice, with remainder to Walter their son, and so it passed to Thomas his son, William his son, Thomas brother of William, and to Thomas his son, the one named in the writ. It is held of the king by service of keeping the door of the queen’s chamber, annual value £8 9d.
He also held in fee tail the manor of Eastleigh which Beatrice gave to William de Wyntereshull her son and the heirs of his body in the time of Edward I. It descended as above, and is held of William de Ros by the rent of a pair of gilt spurs at Easter, annual value £17 16s.1/2d.
He died on 12 Jan. 1400. Thomas his son and heir is aged 24 years and more.
Joan widow of Thomas and John de Waterton held the manors until her death, then John de Waterton held until his own death. Since then John’s executors have held. Their names and title to the manors are unknown.
820
Writ 26 Nov. 1417.
SURREY. Inquisition. … 2 April 1418.
He held of Henry IV in fee tail by knight service, amounts unknown, the manor of Puttenham, annual value £6 17s. and half the manor of Bramley, annual value £18 2s.11 1/2d. They were given to William Wyntershull and Beatrice his wife by Philippa de Nevill, by the fine as above, as 1 carucate in Bramley,… path and Wonersh, with all the tenement which Lucy de Fay held in dower in Bramley of the heirs of Philipp a. After the death of Lucy they held in their demesne as of fee. The premises descended to Edmund de Wyntershull their son, then to Walter his brother and heir, Thomas his son, William his son, Thomas his brother, Thomas his son being the Thomas named in the writ, and now to Thomas his son.
He also held in fee tail the manor of Burpham which Beatrice gave to Walter her son. It is held of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value 113s.4d. It descended as above.
Date of death, heir and tenure since his death as above.
C 138/29, no. 52
821 ADAM FRAUNCEYS, KNIGHT
Writ 21 March 1417.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Stratford. 17 April.
Thomas de Pateshalle held the manor of Ruckholt in his demesne as of fee and by a fine of 1359 [CP 25/1/66/211, no. 1214] granted it to Adam Fraunceys, citizen of London, and Agnes his wife for their lives with successive remainders to Robert Fraunceys and his heirs and Adam Fraunceys and the heirs of his body. They died, Robert without heirs of his body, Adam junior entered and held in fee tail of the earldom of Warenne, service unknown, annual value £12.
Thomas de Langton and Henry de Burreforde held the manor of Shabhames in their demesne as of fee and granted it to Adam Fraunceys and Agnes his wife with remainders as above. So Adam Fraunceys junior held it of Hugh lord Burnell and the abbey of Stratford, service unknown, annual value £14.
He died on 21 March last. Agnes wife of William Porter, knight, and Elizabeth wife of Thomas Charleton, are his daughters and heirs, aged 30 years and more and 24 years and more.
822
Writ 21 March 1417.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark. 1 May.
By the courtesy of England after the death of Margaret his wife he held a garden in Southwark, between the tenement formerly of Thomas Croydone to the west, the common pond to the east, the tenement formerly of John de Kyretone to the north and the highway from St. George’s to Bermondsey to the south, of the king in burgage as all Southwark is held, annual value 5s.; also 25 a., 3 1/2 roods, 17 1/2 perches, 3 1/2 inches of land of the king in chief in free burgage, annual value 33s.5d.
Date of death and heirs as above.
823
Writ 21 March 1417.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Tempsford. 6 April 1417.
He held in his demesne as of fee tail the manor of Eyworth, and 1 messuage, 1 toft and other lands, meadows and pastures called ‘Pyrleys’ in Eyworth by the grant of William de Halden and John Usshere, late citizens of London, to him and the heirs of his body. He granted them to John Cherche, William Burgh and Robert Burnham and their heirs. They granted them to John Pyke, John Selman junior, Thomas Gyldspyn, John Bole and John Wryght, and they in turn to William Porter, knight, Thomas Charleton, Robert Neuport, John Selman senior, Roger Hunte, Thomas Fekyngham and John Churche and their heirs. Robert Neuport died and the others still hold, of the manor of Lord de Grey, service unknown, annual value £20, the other premises of John Cockayne of his manor of Hatley, service unknown.
Date of death and heirs as above.
824
Writ 21 March 1417.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Islington. 16 April.
He held in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief by knight service after the death of Adam Fraunceys, late citizen of London:
Edmonton, the manor with 20 cartloads of wood in the outer park, in Enfield, formerly of Humphrey Bohun, late earl of Hereford, by the grant of Robert Belknap and John Wrothe, junior, made with royal licence [CPR 1367–70, pp.312–3] to Adam Fraunceys, citizen of London, for life with remainder to Adam the son and the heirs of his body, annual value £21 9s.4d. Also 2 messuages, 236 a. arable, 63 a. meadow, 21 a. pasture and 50s. rent there by the grant of Thomas Langton and John Pyte to hold for life with remainder to Adam the son, as 1 knight’s fee, rendering 13s.4d. yearly at the exchequer, annual value 10 marks.
Edmonton, Tottenham and Enfield, 4 messuages, 4 carucates, 193 1/2 a. meadow in the common marsh, 166 a. wood and 1 rood pasture, 46 a., 3 roods of great wood, 120 a. underwood and £4 18s.1d. rent formerly of William de Causton and Roger de Depeham, by the grant of William Halden and John Osekyn, citizens of London, Thomas Beston, formerly vicar of Edmonton, Thomas Pateshull, chaplain, and John Ussher, annual value £26 14s.8d.
He also held in his demesne in fee tail after the death of Adam Fraunceys, late citizen of London, 1 messuage, 38 a., 10 a. meadow and 2 a. pasture in Edmonton by the grant of John Ussher and William de Ancroft to Adam, Adam the son and the heirs of his body. This messuage etc. were formerly held by Thomas Piphurst and Joan his wife. Before he acquired the manor he held them of William de Say of the manor. After he acquired the manor they were held of the king in chief, annual value 23s.8d.
Date of death and heirs as above.
825
Writ 21 March 1417.
LONDON. Inquisition. Guildhall. 24 April.
After the death of Margaret his wife, he held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of his daughters, Agnes wife of William Porter, knight, and Elizabeth wife of Thomas Charleton in free burgage as all London is held: 5 messuages, 8 shops with cellars and solars in the parishes of St. Peter Westcheap and St. Mary Magdalen Milk Street, annual value £20; 2 stalls, 20 messuages, 4 shops with cellars and solars, and £7 5s.10d. rent in the parishes of St. Pancras, All Hallows London Wall, St. Michael Bassishaw, St. Swithin, St. Mildred Bread Street, St. Mary Colechurch, St. Michael Queenhithe, St. Alphege within Cripplegate, St. Mary Aldermary, St. Andrew Hubbard, All Hallows Bread Street, St. Mary Magdalen Milk Street, St. Peter Westcheap, St. Martin Pomery, St. Ethelburga within Bishopsgate, St. Botolph Aldersgate, All Hallows Barking, All Hallows at the Hay, St. Michael Paternoster, of the king in chief in free burgage, annual value £40 6s.8d. Elizabeth and Agnes are the daughters and heirs of Margaret.
He held in his demesne as of fee in free burgage various tenements which William de Leyre once held, by the grant of Ralph Jorgens, knight, in St. Lawrence Jewry parish with shops in St. Lawrence Jewry lane, with appurtenances in Milk Street which Massenta widow of William de Winton, late citizen of London held for life; 2 1/2 marks rent from lands and houses which John Redyng, leatherseller of London held, by the grant of Ralph Balle and Isabel de Sancto Albano in St. Martin Pomery parish in Ironmonger Lane in which Adam Stable afterwards lived; 20s. rent from a tenement which John Horsford formerly held in All Hallows parish in Thames Street; the mansion with houses which John Chirche holds for life by the grant of Adam in All Hallows parish in Thames Street.
These tenements, rents and reversions he gave to Thomas Charleton, senior, Thomas Thorneburgh, John Hervy, William Apsly, John Shordyche senior, John Shordyche junior, now deceased, and John Selman and John Chirche, who survive, to them and their heirs to hold at the will and disposal of Adam, acting faithfully and fulfilling the conditions as appears by charter of feoffment and indentures shown to the jurors. By virtue of this and attornment John Chirche, Thomas Charleton senior, Thomas Thorneburgh, John Horvyn, William Apsley, John Shordyche, senior and junior, John Selman and John Churche held. John Selman and John Chirche held for the life of Adam, and still hold.
When he died Adam held in fee tail to himself and the heirs of his body, in free burgage, by inheritance from Adam Fraunceys late citizen of London, his father, to him and his heirs, 1 tenement, 3 mansions, 13 shops with cellars, solars and other appurtenances in the parishes of St. Michael Cornhill, annual value £9; St. Lawrence Jewry lane, 6s.9d.; St. Michael Bassishaw, £4 5s.4d.; St. Stephen Walbrook 16s.; St. Michael Queenhithe £5 3s.10d.; St. Mary Aldermary 36s.8d.; St. Mary Somerset £13 3s.4d.; Westcheap in St Mary Magdalen Milk Street £6 6s.8d.; £8 3s. rent from various tenements in St. Michael Bassishaw, St. Mary Aldermary, St. James Garlickhythe, St. Michael Queenhithe, St. Michael Cornhill, St. John Walbrook, St. Mary Somerset, St. Lawrence Jewry, St. Pancras, St. Olave ‘on the bridge’, St. Michael Paternoster, All Hallows Honey Lane, St. Mary Colechurch, St. Mildred Poultry, St. Michael le Querne and St. Giles Cripplegate parishes.
Date of death and heirs as above.
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E 149/110, no. 9
826 THOMAS BROOK, KNIGHT
Writ 3 Feb. 1418.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Swindon. 9 May.
He held nothing in Wiltshire.
He died on 24 Jan. last. Thomas Brook, esquire, is his son and heir, aged 26 years and more.
827
Writ 3 Feb. 1418.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 9 March.
Thomas Lond and John Adam held the following in their demesne as of fee by the grant of Thomas Brook, and by their charter dated at Holditch on 19 Feb. 1416 granted then to Thomas, Joan his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and his right heirs.
Holcombe Burnell, the manor, of Lord le Despenser, service unknown, annual value £6.
Bornacott, 1 messuage, 80 a. arable, 30 a. meadow, 100 a. pasture, of William Palton, knight, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.
Exeter, a tenement called ‘Gervesplace’ of the king at fee farm, annual value 20s.
Holditch, the manor, of Philip son and heir of John Courtenay, a minor in the king’s ward, by knight service, annual value £20.
He held for life 8 messuages, 4 carucates, 40 a. meadow, 100 a. pasture, 100 a. wood and 50s. rent in Holcombe Burnell, ‘Uppecotesnellard’, Beam, Morchard Bishop, Collingsdown, Cheriton by Ottery St. Mary and the manors of Iddesleigh and Ashreigney, granted to him for his life by Richard Cheddre son and heir of Robert Cheddre by a deed, dated on 20 June 1407, stating that Thomas and Joan his wife, mother of Richard held the premises for her life with reversion to him. In ‘Uppecotesnellard’ 1 messuage, 60 a. arable, 20 a. meadow and 80 a. pasture are held of John Arundell, esquire, service unknown, annual value 20s. The other premises in ‘Uppecotesnellard’, Beam, Morchard Bishop, Collingsdown and Cheriton are held of Robert Chalouners, knight, service unknown, annual value £6 13s.4d.; the manors of Iddesleigh and Ashreigney of Lord le Despenser, service unknown, annual values 100s. and £12.
Date of death and heir as above.
828
Writ 3 Feb. 1418.
BRISTOL. Inquisition. 5 April.
By the grant of Thomas Londe and John Adam by their charter dated at Holditch on 19 Feb. 1416, he held jointly with Joan his wife, to them, the heirs of their bodies and his right heirs, 17 messuages, 21 shops, 4 cellars, 1 ‘tentor’, with the land adjoining, the reversion of a tenement held for life by John Preston and 10s.10d. rent from the tenements formerly of Thomas Lyouns and Master Simon Uphull, namely that of Lyouns 7s.6d. and that of Master Simon 3s.4d., and 120 tenements and the advowson of St. Lawrence Bristol, described as all the lands etc. of William Somerwell in Bristol, held by Thomas and John by the grant of Thomas Brook. They are held of the king in chief in free burgage, except the reversion from John Preston, held of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, annual values, messuages 6s.8d. each, shops 3s.4d., cellars 3s.4d., tentor 3s.4d.
He also held for life 160 tenements which were held by Roger Sewarde and William Draper, who gave them to Robert Cheddre and Joan then his wife. They held in fee tail and had issue Richard. Robert died and Joan married Thomas Brook. Then Richard Cheddre by his deed dated 14 Jan. 1401 granted them with warranty to Sir Thomas for life with reversion to himself. The advowson and 120 of the 160 tenements are held of the king in free burgage, the remaining tenements of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England.
Date of death and heir as above.
829
Writ 3 Feb. 1418.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Thornbury. 7 April(?).
Jointly with Joan his wife and her heirs by Robert Cheddre, formerly her husband, he held the manor of Down Hatherley by the grant of Edmund Pyne, Edward Swyft and Walter Sander by their charter dated 6 May 1388. It is held of the heirs of Lord Despenser, service unknown, annual value £10.
Similarly he held half the manor of Aust and 2 messuages, 2 carucates, 1 virgate, 46 a. meadow, 20 a. wood and 20 a. pasture in Coates, Aylburton, Rangeworthy and Iron Acton, by the grant of Ralph Persevall and Edmund Pyne by their charter dated 31 May 1389. The half manor of Aust is held of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value £20; 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 1 virgate, 36 a. meadow and 10 a. wood in Rangeworthy of the lord of Thornbury, service unknown, annual value 60s.; 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 1 virgate, 36 a. meadow, 10 a. wood and 20 a. pasture in Coates, Aylburton and Iron Acton of Robert Poyns, service unknown, annual value £4.
In right of Joan he held 1 messuage, 60 a. arable, 12 a. meadow and 20 a. pasture in Compton Greenfield of John Berkeley, knight, service unknown, annual value 8s.
Date of death and heir as above.
830
Writ 5 Feb. 1418.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester. 3 April.
Jointly with Joan his wife he held 16s. rent from lands and tenements in Loscombe held in fee by William Kyngeston, and the manors of Cotley and Woolmington which Thomas Lond and John Adam granted by their charter as above [no. 827] to Thomas and Joan and heirs of their bodies.
Cotley manor is held of the bishop of Salisbury of his manor of Sherborne, service unknown, annual value £10. Woolmington manor of the same bishop of his manor of Chardstock, service unknown, annual value £6. The rent is of no value beyond the 16s. and is not held of anyone.
He held for life the manor and advowson of Child Okeford; 1 tenement, 12 a. arable, 6 a. meadow in Shillingstone; and 1 toft and 6 a. in Fiddleford, by the grant of Richard son and heir of Robert Cheddre by his deed dated 5 May 1490, with successive remainders to Thomas brother of Richard Cheddre, his heirs male and the right heirs of Richard. They are held of Thomas earl of Salisbury, services unknown, annual values Child Okeford £16, Shillingstone 60s., Fiddleford 20s.
Date of death and heir as above.
831
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Yeovil. 1 April 1418.
Jointly with Joan his wife to them and the heirs of their bodies he held the manors of St. Michael Church, Stowell, Fydoak, Brook Montacute, West Bagborough and Sewardswick, 28 messuages, 5 tofts, 1 carucate, 380 a. arable, 111 a. meadow and 208 a. pasture in Chard, Crymelford and Taunton by the grant of Thomas Lond and John Adam as above [no. 828]. St. Michael Church is held of the king of the honor of Trowbridge of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service; Stowell of Robert Hill of Spaxton, service unknown, annual value £10; Brook Montacute of John Bamfeld, service unknown, annual value £4; West Bagborough of Hugh Luttrell, knight, service unknown, annual value £20; Sewardswick of the abbot of Glastonbury, service unknown, annual value £10; 27 messuages, 4 tofts, 1 carucate, 80 a. arable, 45 a. meadow and 8 a. pasture in Chard of the bishop of Bath and Wells of his manor of Chard, service unknown, annual value £10; 1 toft, 300 a. arable, 60 a. meadow and 200 a. pasture in Chard of John Speke, service unknown, annual value 100s.; 1 messuage in Taunton of the bishop of Winchester of his manor of Taunton, service unknown, annual value 20s.; and 6 a. meadow in Crymelford of John Deneland, service unknown, annual value 10s.
Also jointly with Joan, by the grant of John Chidiok, he held the manor of Kingston by Yeovil of William Carent service unknown, annual value £20 10s.3d.
They also held to them and the heirs of Joan by Robert Cheddre, her late husband: the manors of Avill, Alston Sutton, Lympsham, Cheddar and Aldwick, and 106 messuages, 2 mills, 20 carucates, 46 a. arable, 180 a. meadow, 40 a. pasture, 46 a. wood and £10 13s.4d. rent in Blagdon, Wrington, Bourne, Rickford, Westbury Leigh, Bradford, Butcombe, Langford, Churchill, Huntspill, Axbridge, Cocklake, Clewer, Wedmore, Nyland, Sandford, Maxmill, Winscombe, Winterhead, Barton, Woodborough, Compton Bishop, Draycott, Bruton, Rolston, Rowborough, North Curry, Taunton, Hawkridge, Monkton, Chapel Allerton, Alston Sutton, Badgworth, Compton Dando, Christon, Uphill and Winford, and the advowson of St. Mary’s chantry in St. Andrew’s church, Cheddar. Of these Edmund Pyne, Edward Swyft and Walter Sander formerly held the manors of Avill, Alston Sutton, Lympsham and Cheddar, and other lands, shops and tenements in Huntspill, Axbridge, Cocklake, Clewer, Wedmore, Nyland, Sandford, Maxmill, Winscombe, Winterhead, Barton, Woodborough, Compton Bishop, Draycott, Bruton, Rolston, Rowborough, and the advowson of the chantry in their demesne as of fee, and also the manor of Avill by Dunster, 31 messuages, 1 mill, 8 carucates, 160 a. meadow, 200 a. pasture, 10 a. wood and 70s. rent, and by their charter dated 26 May 1388 granted them to Thomas Brook, knight, and Joan his wife with remainder to the heirs of her body by Robert Cheddre her late husband, and Thomas held them at his death.
William Cheddre of Bristol, Roger Seward and William Drapere, clerk, held the lands in North Curry, Taunton, Hawkridge, Monkton, Chapel Allerton, Alston Sutton, Badgworth, Compton Dando, Christon, Uphill and Winford, and gave them to Robert Cheddre and Joan then his wife. She married Thomas Brook. In her right he held the manor of Norton Beauchamp and the advowsons of Christon, Uphill and Winford, and jointly with her he held the manor and advowson of Thorn Falcon, and half the manors of Winford and Tarnock by the gift of Ralph Persevall and Edmund Pyne to them and the heirs of the body of Joan by Robert Cheddre, and the manor of Kingston by Yeovil by the demise of John Chidiok for their lives. The manor of Thorn Falcon is held of the dean and chapter of Wells, annual value £20, the half manor of Tarnock of Thomas Pomeray, knight, annual value £10, and the half manor of Winford of the earl of Devon, annual value £6, services all unknown.
By a fine of 1380 [CP 25/1/200/30, no. 28] William Cheddre senior, Roger Seward and William Draper, clerk, granted to Robert Cheddre, Joan his wife and Richard their son the reversion of the manor of Ubley, which John Stoke held for life with reversion to them, the manors of Hinton Blewitt, Stone Easton, Chilcompton and Stoney Littleton, half the manor of Midsomer Norton, a 3rd part of the bailiwick of the hundred of Chewton, and 1 virgate, 12 a. meadow, in Wellow, Peglinch, Hassage, Woodborough, Shascombe and Cameley, and the advowson of Hinton Blewitt. Ubley is held of the king of the honor of Wallingford of the duchy of Cornwall by knight service, annual value £16; the manor and advowson of Hinton Blewitt, and Stone Easton manor of Lord Despenser, annual value £8; Chilcompton of the bishop of Salisbury, annual value £10; Stoney Littleton manor and the lands in Peglinch, Hassage, Woodborough, Shascombe and Cameley of Walter Hungerford, knight, annual value £6; the half manor of Midsomer Norton of the lord of Batcombe, annual value £13 6s.8d.; and the third part of the bailiwick of the hundred of Chewton of William Bonevill, knight, annual value 6s.8d., services apart from Ubley, all unknown.
C 138/29, no. 54
832 ELLIS WEBSTER
26 Oct. 1417.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Grimsby. 4 Nov.
Ellis Webster, an alien, died at Roxton in the parish of Immingham on 14 Sept. 1416 holding in the dower of Emma, his wife, a 3rd part of a messuage and bovate in Roxton, of John Cotes of Little Cotes by suit of court at Roxton every 3 weeks and a rent of 12d. payable by equal parts at Easter and Christmas, annual value 3s.4d. It was taken into the king’s hands because he was not a liege subject.
C 138/29, no. 55
833 THOMAS MORLEY, KNIGHT
Writ 23 May 1417.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Debenham. 23 Aug.
He held in his demesne as of fee 2 parts of the manor of Framsden and the reversion of the 3rd part which Parnel widow of Robert Morley his father holds in dower, of the king in chief of the honor of Chester, annual values, the manor £20, 2 parts £13 6s.8d.
He died on 5 June last. Margaret his daughter and heir was aged 45 weeks on Wednesday last.
834
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Hingham. 18 Aug. 1417.
Peter de Ty, knight, held the manor of Morley in his demesne as of fee and granted it to Robert Morley, Joan his wife and their heirs male, with remainder to Robert son of Robert and the heirs male of his body. Robert and Joan died without heirs male of their bodies. Thomas was the next heir male being the son of Robert, son of Robert, son of Robert. He held 2 parts. It is held of Lord Morley by knight service, annual value of the 2 parts £13 6s.8d. [£4 8s.10 1/2d. in E 149].
He died on 5 June last without heirs male. Robert is his brother and heir, aged 22 years and more.
He held the manor and advowson of Reydon by Diss jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives him, to them and the heirs of their bodies by the grant of Robert Morley his father. It is held of Lord Morley by knight service, annual value £10.
Margaret his daughter is his next heir in blood, aged 45 weeks on this Wednesday.
C 138/29, no. 57
E 149/111, no 4
835 KATHERINE WIDOW OF HUMPHREY STAFFORD, ESQUIRE
DEVON. Inquistion, ex officio, Newton Poppleford. 24 Sept. 1417.
Katherine widow of Humphrey Stafford held the manors of Blackborough and Woodford by the grant of Thomas Tille and John Chirchehill by a fine of 1377 [CP 25/1/288/50, no. 806] between them and John Cobbeham of Blackborough and Katherine then his wife by which Thomas and John granted them back and rendered them in court, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies with successive remainders to the heirs of the body of John Cobbeham, William de Bonevill, knight, for life, William son of William Bonevill, John brother of William son of William, the heirs of the body of each in turn, and the right heirs of John Cobbeham.
John Cobbeham, William Bonevill and William his son died without heirs of their bodies. John Bonevill had issue William Bonevill, knight. Katherine afterwards married Humphrey Stafford and held Woodford of William le Souche, son and heir of William le Souche, knight, a minor in the king’s ward, of the castle of Totnes by knight service, annual value 20 marks; and Blackborough of Edward earl of Devon by knight service, annual value 20 marks.
Katherine died on 8 Aug. 1417. William Bonevill, knight, son and heir of John, is aged 24 years and more.
836
Commission to William Frye and John Bosun to inquire into the holdings of Katherine, 16 Feb. 1418 [CPR 1416–22, p.140].
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter. 2 April 1419.
She held the manor of Blackborough and Woodford by the grant of Thomas Tille and John Chirchehull, as above. The manor of Blackborough extends in Kentisbeare, half of which manor is held of the prior of Christchurch, service unknown, annual value £8, and the other half of Robert Chalouners, knight, service unknown, annual value 8 marks; the manor of Woodford of William son and heir of William la Zouche, knight, of the castle of Totnes, annual value 20 marks.
She also held for life 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 6 a. meadow in Foxhill, and 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 10 a. meadow in Cockhayes, by the grant of John Whytyng with remainder to himself. He is still living. Foxhill is held of Fulk, son and heir of Fulk Fitzwaryn, a minor in the king’s ward, by knight service, annual value 40s., Cockhayes of Robert Chalouners, knight, service unknown, annual value 40s.
She died on 1 Aug. 1417. Robert Wyke is her son and heir aged 24 years and more. William Bonvile is aged 24 years and more. He held the premises from her death until 16 July 1418. John Everard has held since then.
837
Writ 12 Oct. 1417.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bath. 18 Oct.
John Churchehulle, esquire, held the manor of Yeovilton in his demesne as of fee and granted it to John de Cobbeham, knight, Katharine his wife, the heirs of their bodies and his right heirs. John died 16 and more years past. Katharine continued to hold it until she died on 8 Aug. 1416 without heirs by John. Katharine wife of Walter Hungerford, knight, and Eleanor wife of William Talbot, knight, daughters of Thomas Peverell, son of Elizabeth, one daughter of John de Cobbeham, father of James de Cobbeham, father of John, father of John, knight, husband of Katharine; and Isabel wife of Robert Hulle of Spaxton, daughter of Richard, son of John Inkepen, son of Philippa, the 2nd daughter of John de Cobbeham, father of James, and John Baumpfeld son of Thomas Baumpfeld, brother of John son of John Baumpfeld, son of Isabel the 3rd daughter of John de Cobbeham, are the kinsfolk and heirs of John de Cobbeham, late husband of Katharine Stafford. Katherine Hungerford, Eleanor, Isabel and John Baumpfeld are all aged 30 years and more.
Of whom the manor, annual value £20 3s.4d., is held is unknown. William Bonvyll, knight, has taken the profits since her death on 8 Aug. 1417. What other holdings she had in Somerset is unknown.
838
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester. 20 Jan. 1418.
She held the manor of Yeovilton by the grant of Thomas Tille and John Churchehulle by a fine of 1377 as above [no. 835].
Henry Goulde and Walter Walsshe held half the manor of Lillesdon in their demesne as of fee, and 8 1/2 marks rent which John Beauchamp, knight, and Joan his wife rendered for a messuage, land, garden and close. John and Joan held these premises of Henry and Walter for the term of their lives by their grant. By a deed of 21 Sept. 1380 they granted them to William Bonvill, knight, for life with successive remainders to Richard brother of John, son of William Bonvill, for his life, then to John Cobbeham, Katharine his wife and the heirs of his body, and finally to William Bonevile, knight, and his heirs and assigns.
839
DORSET. Inquisition, ex officio. Ash. 5 Oct. 1417.
She held in dower for life 2 messuages, 40 a. arable and meadow, and 3s. rent in Hilton, by assignment of Elizabeth Charleton, daughter and heir of John de Cobbeham, knight, with reversion to herself. She died on 14 Oct. 1400 without heirs of her body. Katherine wife of Walter Hungerford, knight, Eleanor wife of William Talbot, knight, Isabel wife of Robert Hille of Spaxton and Thomas Bamfelde are the next heirs of Elizabeth Charleton, daughter of John de Cobbeham, late husband of Katharine … as above [no. 837]. They are of full age, Katharine Hungerford, Eleanor Talbot and Isabel Hille 26 years and more, John son of John Bamfeld, son of Isabel, 3rd daughter, 30 years and more.
The premises are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 25s.7d.
She died on 8 Aug. 1417. Walter Charleton has taken the issues in the meantime.
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E 149/109, no. 6
840 THOMAS DYSTER
Copy of CIPM XIX, no. 1015.
Writ, plura, 8 Feb. 1417.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton castle. 18 Feb.
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 1 cottage, 2 crofts and 1 virgate in Plumpton, not mentioned in the former inquisition [CIPM XIX, no. 1015, quoted with writ], and concealed; of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 32s. William Harwedon has held and taken the profits and is answerable for them.
Writ of 1 May 1413 committing the custody and marriage of Helen, daughter and heir of Thomas Dystere, late citizen and mercer of London, who held in chief, to Robert Morton, esquire, rendering the value to be agreed with the treasurer before Michaelmas then next following, by Edmund Fitzwilliam and Thomas Clarell of Yorkshire, mainpernors. [CFR 1413–22, p.17; and nos.672–3 above] Helen sister and heir of Thomas is now aged 13 years and more.
Writ of 9 June 1413, as on 12 Jan. 1413 Henry IV committed the custody and marriage to Thomas Burton of London, and no agreement was made with him as to the payment of the treasurer, the same is now committed to Robert Morton, esquire, who has agreed with the treasurer [CPR 1413–16, pp.21–22].
Protection for Robert Morton, going overseas, 9 May 1416.
Order to escheator to take the premises into the king’s hands, 20 Oct. 1417.
Commission to John Cokayn and others [CPR 1416–22, p.206], 11 Feb. 1419, and incomplete inquisition, findings as above. Helen wife of John Hertwell, citizen of London, under age in the king’s ward, is heir.
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841 THOMAS TORELL
Writ for proof of age of Thomas son and heir of Richard Torell. The executors of Roger Haldenby, clerk, and John Bray of Felsted to whom Henry IV granted the custody of 2 parts of the manor of Little Thurrock called Torelles’, [CFR 1405–13, pp.27–8] should be informed. 18 Oct. 1417.
ESSEX. Proof of age. Chelmsford. 12 Nov.
The jurors say that Thomas was born at Downham on 21 Sept. 1395 and baptised there on the same day, and is therefore aged 21 years and more.
Asked how they knew this:
Thomas Loy, 1st juror, aged 42 years and more, said that he had a daughter Joan baptised on that day in the church at Terling.
John Olde, 2nd juror, 43 and more, said that Juliana his wife had a daughter, Tamsin, that day and she was baptised at Vange (? Vungre) that day.
Roger Stacy, 3rd juror, 43 and more, was in the church and remembered the day because a new bell was then hung in Downham church.
William Davy, 4th juror, 42 and more, said that Joan his sister was buried at High Roding that day.
John Sudbery, 5th juror, 43 and more. He was then presented by Philippa the duchess to the office of reeve of the boon works of Downham.
Nicholas Michiell, 6th juror, 42 and more, married Agnes his wife on that day.
John Rotour, senior, 7th juror, 43 and more, was in the church, and his son Oliver was almost crushed by a cart laden with cork.
Richard Oseberne, 8th juror, 43 and more, William his brother, a chaplain, celebrated his first mass in Downham church.
John Shobery, 9th juror, 43 and more, his wife Joan was churched that day.
John Sawen, 10th juror, 42 and more said that the church was damaged by the wind that day.
John Multon, 11th juror, aged 43 and more, and Geoffrey Hook, 12th juror, 46 and more, held large candles during the ceremony.
Richard Haldenby, John late chaplain of the ‘White Chapell’ outside Aldgate, executors of Roger Haldenby, and Christina Bray, Richard parson of Beauchamp Roding, John vicar of Felsted and John Eldres, executors of John Bray, were warned to be at Chelmsford on 12 Nov. as the writ required but did not come either in person or by attorney.
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842 JOHN CROYDON
Writ for proof of age, John Croydon of London, son of Thomas, son of Agnes, sister of Benet, father of Richard de Fulsham, kinsman and heir of Richard, who held in chief, claims to have been born in London and baptised in St. Margaret’s church, Bridge Street. 3 Dec. 1417.
LONDON. Proof of age. 18 Dec. 1417.
William [MS torn], aged 66, says that John was born as above stated, and was aged 40 years on 3 May last. At that time he William took to farm from John’s father the mansion where he now lives and so remembers the date.
John Duraunt, aged 63, agrees and knows because at that time he John Duraunt, was apprenticed to John Filers, grocer of London, and so remembers.
Robert Whaplode and John Fournays, aged 62 and 65, remember because at that time [1377] all persons of both sexes, aged 14 and more, had to pay the king 4d.
Thomas Doslee, aged 64, says that Albreda the wife of Richard Sutton, citizen and stockfishmonger of London, was sought to wash and attend John.
Hugh Brewes and Thomas Bridbroke, aged 63 and 67, saw several women taking wine to the father’s house, to visit and comfort the mother.
Robert Rigdon, aged 66, married his first wife on that day.
John Elys, aged 67, had a son John now deceased born that day.
William Beverich, aged 68, said that he remembered that there were that year in London in the month of May two fine ridings, of the fishmongers and goldsmiths, all parading and celebrating on horseback as was never before seen.
John Redyng, aged 63, knows because the parson of St. Margaret’s church at that time was asked to come and baptise John.
John Foweler, aged 66, said that his father was godfather.
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843 WILLIAM DE LA POLE
Writ for proof of age, of William, brother and heir of Michael de la Pole, late earl of Suffolk. Katharine widow of the late earl, Thomas Erpyngham and William Phelipp, knights, Robert Bolton, clerk, Thomas Frampton, clerk, who had custody of all the castles, honors, manors etc., should be informed. 12 Nov. 1417.
SUFFOLK. Proof of age. Eye. 7 Feb. 1418.
The jurors say that he was born at Cotton and baptised there and was aged 21 years on 16 Oct. last.
John Knyvet, aged 57 years and more, knows this because he carried a lighted torch from the manor of Cotton to the church.
Thomas Misterton, 55 and more, was present in the church and saw William Burgate, knight, acting as godfather. Immediately after the baptism he gave a gilt basin and ewer to William and gave his nurse 20s. in silver.
Thomas Poley, 58 and more says that there was such a great and fierce wind that all were fearful for the safety of their houses after the baptism.
Robert Stokton, 48 and more, held the stirrup of William Burgate, knight, the godfather, when he dismounted from his palfrey in the churchyard.
Peter Ardeley, 60 and more, carried a silver basin and ewer to the church for water for the baptism.
John Tendryng, 49 and more, met men and women coming from the church, who told him of the baptism.
Edmund Bedyngfeld, 59 and more, was present at the manor and saw William Wynkefeld, the other godfather, give William a silver bell, and his nurse 6s.8d.
Robert Leversegge, 60 and more, carried a torch from the manor to the church.
Robert Thorp, 47 and more, Katherine daughter of William Burgate, knight, was married to John Bokewode (?) esquire, and he was at the wedding in Burgate that same day.
John Framelyngham, 54 and more, had a son Robert born on the day of the baptism …
Simon Blyaunt 60 and more, carried 2 silver jars to the church with Clarry and Malmsey.
William Garveys, 61 and more, was chief butler of the late earl at Cotton. William Elmham, knight, was staying there, and seeing how he, William Garveys was occupied with the lavish entertainment, to the honour of the late earl, of the godfathers and others of his, the earl’s court staying there for the birth of William de la Pole, gave him 40s.
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844 MARGARET DAUGHTER OF JOHN WAREYN
Writ for proof of age, of Margaret daughter of John Wareyn, sister and heir of Griffin, son and heir of John Wareyn. She is in the custody of Philip de Eggerton by the grant of Roger de Acton, knight, to whom the keeping of the lands was committed [CPR 1408–13, p.465]. Philip should be informed. 1 Dec. 1417.
[Headed]: Release nothing without authority of the court.
[Endorsed]: Philip de Eggerton was warned by John Gamell, Richard Dorset, John Bron and William More but did not come either in person or by attorney.
SHROPSHIRE. Proof of age. W[hitchurch]. 21 Jan. 1418.
The jurors say that she was born at Ightfield and baptised there on 11 June 1401, and is now aged 17 years and more.
Richard Sondeford, 1st juror, aged 40 and more remembers this because Thomas, his uncle, died on that day.
Nicholas Sondeford, 2nd juror, 34 and more, says that Joan his mother gave birth to Thomas on that day.
Roger de Cloreley, 3rd juror, 36 and more remembers that Roger his son was almost killed by a cart laden with timber at that time.
William Wetenhull of Prees, 4th juror, 42 and more, William his father set out on his journey to the Promised Land on that day.
Thomas Podemore of Hawkstone, 5th juror, 35 and more, Richard his brother was buried in the churchyard there on that day.
Richard Skot of Prees, 6th juror, 45 and more, says that John his brother married Alice his wife at Drayton in Hales on that day.
Thomas Dod, 7th juror, 39 and more, John his brother was retained for life by Lord Talbot on that day.
John Clerk of Darleston, 8th juror, 50 and more, says that an ash tree from the west of the church fell on the belfry that day.
Edmund del Hull, 9th juror, 40 and more, says that Agnes his wife was churched that day after the birth of a daughter.
Hugh Wode, 10th juror, 32 years and more. William Lowe married Margaret his sister on that day.
Jevan Gogh, 11th juror, 42 and more, Elizabeth daughter of John Hugyns was buried in the grave at Whitchurch.
Robert Deykyn, 12th juror, 29 and more. Anne his daughter was baptised at Whitchurch.
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845 WILLIAM FAUCONER
Writ for proof of age of William son and heir of William Fauconer, esquire, who claims to have been born at Kingsclere, 24 Oct. 1417.
HAMPSHIRE. Proof of age. Southampton. 10 Dec.
John Clapton, (50?) says that William was born and baptised at Kingsclere and was aged 21 on 11 June last. He knows because Walter Badcok had a son called William on the same day.
The other jurors confirmed this, giving the following reasons for remembering the date:
William Hunt, 45, met William Drayton, knight, going to church to stand godfather.
William Fremantell, 60, met Alice atte More going to church to be godmother.
Thomas Place, 50, rode to Burghclere to William the parson there to ask him to be the other godfather.
John Jafkyns, 58, had a son William who died that day.
Walter Grey, 55, had a new house built that day.
…, 60, a wedding …
John Bernard, 48, …
Thomas Wheler, 50, broke his right shin … dancing …

John Wodelise, junior, 48 took seisin of a tenement which he had bought from John atte Oke at that time.
John Morere, 60, lost the greater part of his goods to robbers that day.
[Mainly illegible].
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846 WILLIAM FOGG AND ELEANOR HIS WIFE
Writ for proof of age of William Fogg and Eleanor his wife, 8 Dec. 1417.
KENT. Proof of age of William son of Thomas Fogg, junior, and Eleanor his wife, one daughter and heir of Thomas Seintleger, kinsman and heir of Thomas who held in chief. Cheriton. 13 Dec.
The jurors say that William was born and baptised at Cheriton and was aged 21 on 31 Oct. last, and give the following reasons for their knowledge:
John Stace Smyth, aged 50 years and more, had a son John who died 3 days after the birth of William.
William Chapman, 45 and more, married Alice in that year.
Peter Holbem, 60 and more, says that there was a pestilence in the summer before, and that was 21 years ago …
William Ron.. 48 and more … at Michaelmas before …
Richard Norys, 54 and more, said that Thomas Fogg made William Newyngton parson on 31 Oct. 1396 in the presence of Richard and the parishioners.
Richard atte Forde of Cheriton, 50 and more, had a daughter baptised there in that year.
William Purle, 50 and more, William Keryell, esquire, one of the godfathers in the presence of William Purle and various neighbours, that Thomas Kyryell, now knight, son of William, was born in the same year and is now 21 …
Henry Bagshoth, 50 and more, Agnes Bongesett, prioress of St. James’s hospital, Canterbury, died that year. Lady Clemency prioress from the death of Agnes has been so since the death of Agnes, for 21 years.
William Hobey, Thomas Noreys, John Ron and John atte Forde of Cheriton say that immediately after the death of Thomas Fogg, junior, father of William, William was taken into the ward of Lord Ponynges owing to his minority, because William Fogg was found by the oaths of 12 jurors in the court of Lord Ponynges, before Thomas Ikham, then steward, to be aged 9 years and more. As Thomas died 12 years ago, William is now 21 years and more.
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847 WILLIAM YONGE
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Corbridge. 13 Sept. 1415.
He held the manor of Throckley in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, 40s. yearly rent payable by the sheriff and 14d. cornage rent by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas, annual value 6 marks.
He died on 6 Jan. last. William his son, aged 20 years at his death, has held it since then. His marriage is worth 100s. and he is answerable to the king for it.
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848 GEORGE SALLOWE, ESQUIRE
Writ to Thomas Gresley, knight, and Roger Bradshawe and Robert Twyford, esquires, ordering them to take into the king’s hands all the lands of George Sallowe, esquire, in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, and keep safely and hold inquisitions. 23 Nov. 1417 [CFR 1413–22,, p.233, cf.p.249]
DERBY. Inquisition, before Thomas Gresley, knight, and Robert Twyford, esquire. Morton. 18 March 1418.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Sandiacre, 4 cottages and 10 a. of arable and meadow of the king in chief by knight service and 3s. rent.
Sandiacre, 1 cottage, 60 a. 3 roods, of the king in chief rendering 10s., annual values, the arable 3s. the a., and meadow 8s. the a.
Stanton by Dale, 16 a. arable and meadow, 3s. rent, of the king in chief by knight service.
Stanton, the manor, of William lord le Zouche, in the king’s ward, by knight service of his manor of Ilkeston, annual value 65s.3d.
Breaston, 1 messuage, 2 cottages, 30 a. arable and meadow, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service and annual value unknown.
Risley, 2 cottages, 4 a. arable and pasture, of William son of William under age in the king’s ward, by knight service, annual value unknown.
Kirk Hallam, 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 4 bovates of the abbot… in serjeanty by a rent of 1 pair of gloves, annual value 20s.
Ilkeston, 1 messuage, 2 bovates, 1 1/2 a., 1 croft, 2s. assize rent, of William le Zouche, service unknown, annual value 15s.4d.
Long Eaton (Eyton in Sallowe), 6s.8d. rent, service unknown.
Derby, 3s.4d. rent from 1 messuage which William Dyster holds, of the king in free burgage.
Langley, 1 messuage and 1 bovate, of whom unknown, annual value 2s.6d.
Spondon, 1 place, 3 messuages, 2 bovates, 18 1/2 a., 1 rood, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, annual value 10s.
Locko, 1 toft, 17 a. of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, annual value 4s.
Alwaston, 1 plot of meadow, service unknown, annual value 12d.
Chaddesden, 1 messuage and 1 bovate, of William Fitzwilliam, under age in the king’s ward, service unknown, annual value 10s.
Little Hallam, … a., 1 a. meadow, service unknown, annual value 2s.
Alsop, 1 messuage, 17 a. of land and meadow, of Thomas Alsop of Alsop, service unknown, annual value 8s.
Parwich, 1/4 bovate of arable and meadow, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 18d.
He died on 12 Nov. 1417. Agnes is his daughter and next heir, aged 6 years and more.
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849 RICHARD DURCOTE
Proof of age of Richard son and heir of John Durcote, who claims to have been born at Cameley, 23 Oct. 1417.
SOMERSET. Proof of age. Fri. after St. …
Jurors: Thomas Northlode, Henry Noreys, John Bonde, Philip Wattys, Walter Joys, John Steward, John Howys, Peter Ne…, ThomasAlewold, John Widdone … who say that Richard was born at Camely and baptised in the church there, and is now aged 22 years and more.
One juror said that he was by the font during the baptism and saw John Durcote, the father, ask the parson to write the day and year of the birth in a missal, whence they know the date.
Thomas Alewold and John Widdone (?), the last two jurors, aged 55 years and more, say that they made an agreement that day about various disputes, and quarrels between them, releasing all actions, and were present at the baptism and know the date by their deed.
[This proof is almost entirely illegible].
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850 JOHN SKYNNER
KENT. Inquisition. Canterbury. 14 Jan. 1418.
John Skynner held in his demesne as of fee a small toft in the parish of St. Marys, Northgate in the suburbs of Canterbury in the lane called ‘Thryntyngton lane’ between the tenement of the heir of John Stumhyll to the north and that of Nicholas Pende to the south, and the lane to the east.
He died on 30 May last without heirs and his holding escheated to the king, annual value 4d. Thomas Sale has held and taken the profits since his death.
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851 MARGARET WIFE OF JOHN PILTON OF EFFINGHAM
SURREY. Inquisition, ex officio. Guildford. 23 Oct. 1417. She held a hospice called ‘Tabarde’ in Guildford in her demesne as of fee, and a garden in Castle Street next the land of the lord of Poyle, of the king in chief in burgage, rendering 3d. to the fee farm of Guildford for the garden and 12d. for the hospice, annual value, the hospice 26s.8d., the garden nil.
She died on 6 Aug. 1415 without heirs. Thomas Ingram of Esher has held the premises since her death, title unknown.
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