Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry V, Entries 250-299

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry V, Entries 250-299

250 ROBERT CRESSENDER
Writ, melius sciri, his estate in the premises in Bures St. Mary not having been given in the previous inquisition [CIPM XIX, no. 841]. 11 June 1414.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Colchester. 23 June.
He held in his demesne as of fee the site of the manor called Ferriers in Bures St. Mary, lying partly in that place and partly in Lamarsh.
C 138/10, no. 42
251 THOMAS BOTILLER OF SUDELEY
Writ, melius sciri, refers to former inquisiton [CIPM XIX, no. 846] and fine of 1394 [CP 25/1/248/66, no. 12] and asks whether Thomas Botiller is still living. 1 July 1414.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Stratford on Avon. 6 July.
Thomas Boteler of Sudeley died on 20 Sept. 1397.
C 138/10, no. 43
252 ROBERT LANGEDON
This inquisition is now missing from the file but is probably to be identified with CIPM XIX, no. 986. It is summarised in CFR 1413–22, pp.114–5.
C 138/10, no. 44
253 JOHN CORNEWAILL OF KINLET, KNIGHT
Writ 10 July 1414.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Much Wenlock. 23 Sept.
He held 1 a. in Great Meaton in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by a rent of 4d. It is worth nothing beyond the rent.
He died on 3 July last. Elizabeth wife of William Lychefeld is his daughter and heir, and was aged 24 years and more on that day.
C 138/10, no. 45
254 JOHN SON AND HEIR OF THOMAS GORGES
Writ 18 Nov. 1414.
DORSET. Inquisition. Shaftesbury. 17 Jan. 1415.
Owing to the death of Thomas Gorges and the minority of John his son the following came into the hands of Henry IV and remain in the present king’s hands:
Sturminster Marshall, a 4th part of the manor with the advowson of the vicarage, and the hundred of Coombs Ditch. They are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks.
Bridport, 1 burgage with the advowson, held of the king in free burgage by a rent of 1d., annual value 2s.
John died on 11 Oct. last without heirs of his body. Theobald Gorges, son of Thomas and brother of John, is next heir, aged 10 years and more.
255
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Crewkerne. 31 Jan. 1415.
No lands or tenements came into the king’s hands owing to the death of Thomas Gorges and the minority of John his son.
Date of death and heir as above.
256
Writ 16 Feb. 1419.
DORSET. Inquisition. Blandford Forum. 22 June.
He held a 4th part of the manor of Sturminster Marshall in fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Florence his widow has held a 3rd part of this, and John Bathe and Richard Saundre the other 2 parts since his death and taken the profits.
He died on 28 Oct. 1414 [sic]. His brother and heir is aged 13 years and more.
257
Writ 23 Nov. 1414.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester, 24 Feb. 1415.
He held the manor of Knighton in the Isle of Wight of the castle of Carisbrooke in this demesne as of fee of Edward duke of York, to whom the Island was granted by Henry IV by letters patent [CPR 1408–13, p.152], annual value £20.
He died on 18 Oct. last [sic]. Theobald is his brother and heir, aged 10 1/2 years and more.
258
Commission to William Cheyne reciting the inquisition of 1404 [CIPM XVIII, no. 894], asking what was his estate in Sturminster Marshall and Bridport [CPR 1422–9, pp.123–4], 10 July 1423.
DORSET. Inquisition before William Cheyne. Dorchester. 2 Aug. 1423.
He held the premises in Sturminster Marshall in his demesne in fee tail to himself and the heirs male of his body by the grant of Walter Waleys.
He held the messuage in Bridport called ‘le Glebe’ with the advowson, of Henry IV in free socage by fealty and a rent of 1d. at Michaelmas.
259 THEOBALD GORGES
Commission to William Carant, escheator in Dorset, and William Payn to inquire into the age of Theobald heir of John son of Thomas Gorges. 20 Feb. 1423. [CPR 1422–9, pp.66, 89].
Order of Carant and Payn to the sheriff of Dorset to have 24 men at Dorchester to inquire on 8 March. 27 Feb.
Panel of jurors, 24 names with 12 marked jur.
DORSET. Proof of age. Dorchester. 8 March 1423.
The 12 jurors say that Theobald was aged 21 years on 29 Nov. last.
C 138/10, no. 46
260 PETER PURLEY
Writ 28 Sept. 1414.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Atherstone. 15 Oct.
He held in his demesne as of fee a 3rd part of the manor of Mancetter of Reynold lord Grey of Ruthin by knight service, annual value 5 marks; and a 3rd part of the manor of Dosthill of Richard Hastynges, knight, service unknown, annual value 40s.
He died on 2 June last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 20 years.
261
Writ 28 Sept. 1414.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Thrapston. 6 Nov.
He held the manor of Little Oakley in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 5 marks.
Date of death and heir as above.
262
Writ 14 Dec. 1415.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Medbourne. 16 Jan. 1416.
He held 8s. quitrent from various lands and tenements in Medbourne in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as a 3rd part of a 20th part of a knight’s fee.
Date of death as above, Thomas his son and heir is aged 21 years and more. Thomas Chaworth, knight, has held the rent since his death by the king’s grant [Cf. CFR 1405–13, p.32].
C 138/10, no. 47 and /11 no. 12
E 149/102, no. 15, and 105, no. 22
263 JOHN SON AND HEIR OF ROGER MORTEMERE
Writ for proof of age. John ap Harry, in whose ward he is by the grant of Henry IV [CFR 1405–13, pp.29, 66], should be warned. 15 Nov. 1413.
WORCESTER. Proof of age. Worcester. 10 Nov. 1414.
The jurors say that he is aged 21 years and more, having been born at Edvin Loach on 13 Dec. 1392, and they know for the following reasons:
Roger More, Thomas Rumpney, William Abyndon and Richard Ketilby, all aged 50 years and more, each held a torch in the church and saw John Herle, knight, and John Boveler, clerk, prebendary of Bromyard, the godfathers, raise him from the font.
Thomas Hullampton, John Frere, John Norneford and John Rumpney, all aged 54 years and more, were present at the baptism and drank wine, which was brought to the church, and such was the effect that they could hardly walk out of the church.
John Baret, John Wastell, William Broune and Robert Ingram, all aged 60 years and more, were all in the church, saw the baptism and settled various disputes between John Williamson and Thomas Apperll.
John ap Harry was warned but did not come or send anyone to speak for him.
C 138/10, no. 48
264 WILLIAM SON AND HEIR OF ROBERT CRESSENER
Writ for proof of age. He is in the ward of Richard Waldegrave, knight, who should be warned. 24 June 1414.
SUFFOLK. Proof of age. Sudbury. 5 July.
William Hore, John atte Hoo, Robert Alwarton and Thomas Clerk, all aged 40 years and more, say that William is aged 21 years and more, and was 21 on 25 Nov. 1413, because he was born at Hawkedon and baptised in St. Mary’s church there on 25 Nov. They were in the church to hear mass and saw him raised from the font.
Richard Lynne, Thomas Adam, John Hore and Peter Adam, all aged 45 and more, say the same because Christina, daughter of Thomas Ewfowle was married that day in the church to Robert Oketon, and they were present at both the wedding and the baptism.
Thomas Sampson, John Smyth, William Skayll and Thoaams Merlyng, all aged 48 and more, were riding on the highway between the vill and the church of Hawkedon and met various men and women taking him to the church for the baptism.
C 138/10, no. 49
265 THOMAS DE STONORE, BROTHER AND HEIR OF GILBERT, SON AND HEIR OF RALPH DE STONORE
Writ for proof of age. He is in the ward of Edmund Hampden, by the grant of Thomas Chaucer, to whom Henry IV granted the wardship by letters patent [CPR 1401–5, p.335]. Hampden should be warned. 14 May [1415].
[Endorsed] He was warned to be present.
OXFORD. Proof of age. Watlington. 21 May 1415.
The jurors say that Thomas was aged 22 on 25 April last. He was born at Stonor in Oxfordshire on 26 April 1393 and baptised there.
William Motherby, aged 50, and John Sadeler, 54 were present in the church to hear mass when he was baptised by William Penyton, then rector, Thomas Sakevyll, knight, and Thomas Barentyne, esquire, being godfathers.
William Bodyngdon, 58, was that day seised of a messuage in Pyrton by a charter, written at Stonor by the rector.
William Tylere, of Brightwell, 60, was retained that day by Thomas Sakevyll, knight, for life to serve him in war and peace by a fee of 10 marks. He knows the date by that of the indenture.
John Stokevylle, 60, that day took to farm the manor of Stonor during the minority of Thomas de Stonore, taking 2d. daily for keeping the park.
John Bartelot, John Kene, 55, and John Dawe, 52, were present in the church to treat with Thomas Sakevylle, knight, the godfather, concerning various trespasses in his park, by the mediation of several persons. They had a general acquittance.
John Lymbury, 50, was sent on that day to Stonor by Gilbert Wace, knight, and broke his arm in a fall on the journey.
William Pankbourn, John Kent and John Haley, all 50, were at Stonor and bought a wood for £300 from William Beek, steward of Ralph Stonore, the father, paying 40 marks yearly.
C 138/10, no. 50
266 JOHN DE DODYNGSELLES, KNIGHT
Writ 4 Feb. 1414.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Mears Ashby. 16 June.
He held in his demesne as of fee of Henry IV 1 knight’s fee in Collyweston, parcel of the manor, which John de Dodyngselles of Long Itchington … Edward Botiller and Anne his wife held in right of Anne; annual value of the manor … [3 lines illegible].
C 138/1, no. 6
267 EDWARD SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE DODYNGSELLES, KNIGHT
Writ for proof of age. John Cokayn who has the wardship by the grant of Henry IV [CPR 1401–5, pp.355, 374] should be warned. 10 July 1414.
[Endorsed] He was warned by Richard Lyversegge and John Dalton.
WARWICK. Proof of age. Southam. 6 Aug.
The jurors say that he was born at Wappenbury and baptised there on 3 March 1392 and is therefore aged 22 years and more. This they know for the following reasons.:
Edward Metteley of Hunningham, aged 45, was present in the church at the baptism and was a godfather.
Thomas Hore, 48, was at Wappenbury at that time and bought a black horse there from Philip Smyth for 20s. and it died on the same day.
John Broun of Napton on the Hill, 50, was the other godfather and was present when John Hopewas the rector baptised Edward.
Richard Quariour of Wolstan, 60, was in the church at the baptism and saw Clemency wife of George Borneby acting as godmother.
Richard Draper of Ladbroke, 44, was in Wappenbury and bought 6 oxen from William Aleyn for 6 marks and 1 died in the afternoon.
William Galewey of Kenilworth, 45, bought 100 sheep from Robert Stafford at Wappenbury on that day for 10 marks, and 2 died there.
John Swynton of Bubenhall, 48, was in the town and sold 12 cows to Robert Glover for 100s. One proved worthless.
Thomas Hopkyns of Bishop’s Itchington, 60, and Geoffrey Ayleward of the same place, 54, met Edward being taken from the church after the baptism.
William Budde of Napton, 63, bought 12 pigs there that day from Richard Greyny for 33s. and 2 died immediately.
Richard Steert of Ladbroke, 43, and John Dunston, 61, sold a gold cup to Edward’s father for 100s. on that day.
C 138/10, no. 51
268 ELIZABETH DARELL
Writ for proof of age of Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Calston and Joan his wife, daughter of Thomas Chelrey, wife of William Darell. Robert Andrew and Walter Burton who have the wardship should be informed. 10 Dec. 1414.
BERKSHIRE. Proof of age. Hungerford. 28 Jan. 1415.
Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Calston and Joan his wife, and granddaughter and heir of Thomas Chelrey and Elizabeth his wife was aged 14 years and more on 8 Dec. last. The jurors say that she was born at Childrey and baptised in the church there on 6 Dec. 1400.
This they know for the following reasons:
William Conventre, aged 50, and Thomas Burwell, 54, were present in the church to hear mass when John Preston, the rector, baptised her.
Thomas Frankelayn, 44, came to the church that day with Richard Hanyngton, formerly vicar of Highworth, who was a godfather.
Richard Shayll, 45, was present in the church and wrote the date in a missal.
John Baylly, 45, and William Walrond, 43, were present and held torches by the font at the baptism.
William Ferrour, 52, had a daughter born and baptised there that day.
John Dyghton, 48, had a son married to Joan Jesors on that day.
John Redehevede, 50, John Sedeley, 44, William Webbe, 43, and Roger Boucher, 53 were present and made a contract with a carpenter called John Gylmyn for repairing a chantry in the church called ‘Chelrey chantry’ and they saw the baptism.
Robert Andrewe and Walter Burton were warned by Thomas Fraunkepe and Richard Mayll at Childrey. They did not come.
C 138/10, no. 52
269 JOHN KENDALE
Writ for proof of age. He is in the ward of John Wynford and William Scardeburgh, who should be warned. 17 Feb. 1415.
[Endorsed] They were warned by Richard Trap and John Godot but did not come.
SOMERSET. Proof of age. Crewkerne. 26. Feb.
The jurors say that John son and heir of John Kendale and Isabel his wife was born at Ninehead on 11 June 1392 and baptised there and is now aged 21 years and more, and this they know for the following reasons:
Hugh Tort, aged 52 years and more, was present in the church with John’s father, who asked him to be godfather, but he excused himself for a secret reason which he told him.
John Santcler, 61 and more, was in the church and before the baptism asked the father to fix a day for him to treat with the bishop of Bath and Wells in a plea of debt.
Robert Croukern, 58 and more, was in the church when a woman announced the birth. Before that he received a sum of money from John the father for his labour …
John Croukern, 42 and more, was with Robert his father in the church and saw the baptism …
John atte Wode, 53 and more, …
Walter Sencler, 48 and more, …
John Smale, 45 and more, was present, a servant of the father … a woman called Wyburga …
John Braseyeter, 49 and more, was in the church, and after the baptism, the father asked the parson to write the date in a great missal.
Robert Hopere, 43 and more, on that day the banns for his marriage to Clarice his wife were published.
Roger Fysshere, 44 more, saw the baptism, and then leased 2 a. meadow in the same place for 16 years, and knows by the date of the indenture.
Richard Benet, 46 and more, met the father, waited in the church until after the baptism and bought 5 oxen of which 3 died.
Thomas Axe, 47 and more, was in the church to receive 20 marks from parishioners in payment for building a new roof for the church and also received 13s.4d. for himself.
C 138/10, no. 53
270 JOHN ROUS
WARWICK. Proof of age. Coventry. 5 Nov. 1430.
The jurors say that John, brother and heir of William Rous and son of Robert son of Christina Rous, was born at Ragley and baptised in St. Mary’s church at Arrow on 1 June 1409 and is now aged 22, and this they know for the following reasons:
William Wilmecote of [Shel]field, aged 60 years and more, says that Isabel Harper was midwife and John Ward and John Beauchamp of Alcester and Theobalda were godparents.
…afton, 59 and more … broke his shin …
William Grafton of Temple Grafton, 64 and more: his father was buried in the churchyard on that day.
John Swift of Grafton, 56 and more,…
John Ippewell of Exhall, 52 and more: Robert his son celebrated his first mass on the day.
John Bell of Exhall, 57, was parish clerk at that time, and held a torch at the baptism.
Geoffrey Parkyns of Haslor, 56: his wife Joan had a son Gilbert born on that day.
Thomas Yardley of Studley, 58: married his wife Joan, now deceased, on that day.
William Tykhull of Alcester, 59 and more: gave the godparents water to wash after the baptism.
John Knell of Alcester, 59 and more: was sent by Agnes Jolyest to John …
William Hankok of Little Alne, 60 and more: brought 2 silver cups of wine to the church to drink with the godparents and other bystanders immediately after the baptism.
John Haselore of Kinwarton, 53 and more: saw both godparents give John 6s.8d. immediately after the baptism.
[Torn, partly illegible].
C 138/10, no. 54
271 GERARD BRAYBROK
BEDFORD. Proof of age … 1415 (Fri. after … 3 Henry V).
The jurors say that Gerard Braybrok, son of Eleanor, daughter of Eleanor de Sancto Amando was aged 22 on 29 Aug. 1414, having been born and baptised at Odell. The jurors were: William …, aged 43 years and more, Thomas Blundell, 40 and more, John …, Richard Millward, William White, 47 and more, William Milward, 60 and more, William …, Philip Masters, William Milleward junior, Hugh Smyth, John Smyth and Roger Toprest, 48 and more.
[Torn, the surviving text almost completely illegible].
C 138/10, no. 55
272 NICHOLAS ATTE HULL
SOMERSET. Proof of age. Wellington. 17 May 1415.
Nicholas Churchehull, aged 80 years and more, says that Nicholas was born at Ashbrittle and baptised there on 4 May 1368, and has been aged 21 and more long since. Sybil, Churchehull’s mother, died that day and the parson was doing the funeral rites when a man came to where the body lay and called the parson in a loud voice to baptise the son of Christina and John Hulle. He hurried to the church with the parson and the boy was given his name of Nicholas. The other jurors confirm the date for the following reasons:
John Skynner, 87 and more, was at the exequies of Sybil that day and saw Nicholas Churchehull and the parson hastening to the church for the baptism.
Thomas Wyphull, 63 and more, had the duty of filling the font with water and lighting a fire under it. Hearing the church bells he asked his servant what they were for. Told that it was for Sybil’s funeral he went to her home where Geoffrey Blast, John Hulle’s servant, told him of the birth and he went to the church with the parson and Nicholas Churchehull.
John Goldryng, 60, was a parishioner of Ashbrittle and being near the church and heard several men talking there. He went in to find the parson, Nicholas Churchehull and others. Observing that the holy water clerk was absent … to Oakford in Devon to visit his sick mother. He performed all the necessary duties of the holy water clerk and saw the baptism.
John Pope, 60 and more, was walking with John atte Hull, the father, in a field called ‘Weryscroft’ to look at some oxen which he was buying when a man came to announce the birth. He went to the church and saw the baptism.
Thomas Clere, 59 and more, rode from his home at Withiel Florey to Ashbrittle that day to pay the parson 5 marks 6s.4d. for tithe lambs of the previous year bought from him.
Nicholas Walrond, 81 and more, had a dispute with Thomas Fodryngham and both released all actions against the other on that day. John Hull the father gave him 20d.
John Chuket, 69 and more, was a parishioner at Ashbrittle, and his daughter Clarice was baptised that day.
Walter atte Coine, 80 and more, was at the house where Sybil, Nicholas Churchehull’s mother, died and also at the church for the baptism, and the father asked the parson to write in a missal in English ‘And … Nycol the sone of John atte Hull and Crystyne his wife was y bore’.
John Hurne, 61 and more, Adam Langeford, 62 and more, and John Churchay, 73 and more, heard that day that Nicholas Churchehull of Ashbrittle, their kinsman, who was captured by the French when in the company of Henry duke of Lancaster, had returned home and that Sybil his mother was ill. They came to Ashbrittle to confirm the news, found Nicholas and the parson praying for Sybil, Nicholas’s mother, who was dead. They went to the church for the baptism, saying they hoped that Nicholas would prove as good a fighting man as his godfather.
C 138/10, no. 56
273 MARGARET DAUGHTER OF PHILIP POPHAM
Writ for proof of age on petition of John Coudray, Margaret’s husband. She is in the ward of William Loveney who should be warned, 14 Dec. 1414.
HAMPSHIRE. Proof of age. Southampton. 9 Jan. 1415.
Margaret daughter and heir of Philip Popham and Elizabeth his late wife, and sister and heir of Philip son of Philip, is aged 14 1/2 years and 10 weeks, having been born at Dummer near Basingstoke on 1 May 1400 and baptised in St. Mary’s church there. This the jurors know for the following reasons:
John Burdell, aged 60, came to the church that day to pay the rector, John Renaway, 10s. which he owed him, and found him baptising Margaret.
John Bernard, 44, was in the church and held a lighted candle called ‘vaut taper’ at the baptism.
John Fairlond, 43, John atted More, 50, John Chalk, 54, and John Edward, 48, heard mass that day, and met Alice at Hethe, the midwife, carrying Margaret to the church.
John Stoke, 43, had a son called Peter by Edith his wife baptised there on that day.
Thomas atte Lee, 54, and Edward atte Lee, 52 came to the church that day to make an offering before the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary and saw William Farle, parish clerk, filling the font with water.
Thomas Longe, 55, William Hougheles, 46, and William Austyn, 59, were talking about the birth and met Margaret wife of Henry Popham, esquire, riding with her attendants to Dummer to be godmother.
C 138/10, no. 59
274 JOHN GERMAN OF COSSINGTON
LEICESTER. Inquisition, ex officio. Cossington. 6 June 1414.
He held the following premises and rents in Cossington of the king in chief of the honor of Huntingdon in his demesne as of fee by knight service: 6 messuages, 2 cottages and 7 1/2 virgates, annual value 62s., rents of 2s.4 1/2d. and 1/2 lb. pepper from lands and tenements held by William Somervyle; rent of 6d. from 1 messuage, and 1 virgate of the abbot of Owston; rents of 4 1/2d. and 1/2 lb. pepper from lands and tenements of Robert Lewyn; rents of 10s., 1 lb. pepper and 1 lb. cumin from 2 messuages and 3 virgates of John Stoke; and 2s. service rent from lands and tenements of William Bateman.
He died on 2 June last. John his son and heir was aged 18 on 3 May last.
C 138/10, no. 61
275 THOMAS ATTE WODE AND JOHN DRYVER
ESSEX. Inquisition. Maldon. 28 July 1414.
Thomas atte Wode of Mundon, an idiot from birth, held various lands and tenements in Mundon called ‘Clerkysland’, annual value 13s.4d. The abbot of St. John’s, Colchester, has taken the issues since 25 July 1412 and is answerable to the king for them.
John Dryvere, felon, about 6 Jan. 1413 took from John Badewe at Little Baddow 5 sheets, 1 coverlet, 1 fur-lined gown, 5 pairs of shoes. 1 bag and 1 pair of stockings, value 13s.4d. John Bocher of Heybridge took them from him at Langford, and still holds them, refusing to surrender them to the escheator.
E 149/102, no. 7
276 THOMAS ARUNDEL, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
KENT. Inquisition, ex officio, Leeds. 2 Sept. 1414.
He held the castle, manor and lordship of Leeds for life with reversion to the king, annual value £24.
He died on 9 Feb. last.
Various furnishings and utensils remaining in the castle belong to the king: in the great chamber below the ‘gloriette’, 3 long tables with 3 pairs of trestles, 1 cupboard, 3 benches, 1 pair of andirons: in the 2nd chamber, 2 cupboards, 1 screen, 2 benches; in the 3rd chamber, 1 table, 1 bench, 2 screens, 2 andirons; in the 4th chamber, 1 cupboard, 1 bench, 3 stools; in the study, 6 benches, 3 stools; in the cloister, 3 benches; in the kitchen,, 2 dressers, 1 pair of trestles; in the prince’s chamber, 1 cupboard, 1 bench; in the other chamber there, 3 benches, 2 pairs of trestles; in the garret, 1 cupboard, 2 benches, 2 stools, 1 counting board; in the hall 4 fixed tables, 4 benches, 1 table called ‘ussherburde’, 1 cupboard, 1 screen; in the chamber attached to the hall, 2 benches, 1 stool; in the other chamber there, 2 benches, 1 stool; in the new tower, 1 bench, 2 stools; in the ewery, 1 table, 1 bench, 2 stools, 1 pair of trestles; in the other chamber below the garden, 1 counting board, 2 benches; in the chamber called west tower, 1 table, 1 pair of trestles; in the 3rd chamber there, 1 cupboard, 1 bench; in the 4th chamber there, 1 cupboard, 1 bench; in the 5th chamber, 1 cupboard, 1 writing stool, 1 other stool; in the steward’s chamber, 1 cupboard, 2 stools; in the kitchen, 1 dresser, 1 ‘plumb’, 1 oven, 1 stone mortar, 1 wooden pestle, 2 benches, 2 lead pipes; in the larder house, 2 dressing boards, 4 trestles, 2 tub vats; in the 2nd larder house, 2 tables; in the bakehouse, 1 moulding board, 1 kneading trough, 1 wooden cover, 1 tun, 1 pipe, 1 tun vat; in the wardrobe 6 dozen pewter dishes, 4 dozen pewter saucers, 2 ‘scottysexis’ for the constable of the castle, 1 iron coal shovel, 1 new ‘gable’ for wine, with 1 ‘pulleye’, 37 habergeons with 17 aventails for bacinets, 1 worn habergeon, 4 pieces of mail, 1 chest bound with iron, 1 iron-bound barell for habergeons, 44 bacinets with paletots, with 20 ‘vindres’, 42 doublets for habergeons, 48 ‘jakkes’. All of these came into the hands of Joan countess of Hereford.
277
KENT. Inquisition, ex officio, Canterbury. 6 May 1414.
Thomas the archbishop died on 9 Feb. last.
E 149/102, no. 14
278 THOMAS LORD LE DESPENSER
Writ, on petition of Richard Beauchamp of Abergavenny and Isabel his wife, sister and heir of Richard son of Thomas lord le Despenser. 12 June 1414.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford. 31 Oct.
Thomas died on 5 Jan. 1400 holding in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service as parcels of the earldom of Gloucester: the vill of Burford with the view of Lower Heyford, annual value £20; the manors of Burford, annual value £26 19s.3 1/2d., Shipton under Wychwood, £44 8s.4d., and Caversham, £60; 11s.2d. rent in Great Tew; and 10s rent in Nether Worton; and the advowson of the chapel on the bridge of Caversham extending at 6s.8d., in virtue of letters patent of Edward I dated 26 May 1289 [CPR 1281–91, pp.359–60] granting them to Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hereford, Joan his wife, the king’s daughter, and the heirs of their bodies. Isabel wife of Richard Beauchamp is their lineal heir.
Owing to the death of Thomas and the minority of Richard, his son and heir, these holdings were taken into the king’s hands. Richard died aged 16 and Isabel is his sister and heir, aged 14 on 27 July last.
Elizabeth, widow of Edward and mother of Thomas, held the hundred of Chadlington with the view, also parcel of the earldom of Gloucester, in dower of his inheritance, of no annual value beyond a fee farm to the king of 110s. She died on 26 July 1411.
279
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Grandpont. 31 Oct. 1414.
Thomas held nothing in fee tail when he died on 5 Jan. 1400, but Elizabeth his mother, widow of Edward le Despenser, held the manor and advowson of Stanford in the Vale in dower of his inheritance. They were parcel of the premises granted to Gilbert de Clare by Edward I, as above [no. 278], and held of the king in chief by knight service.
Owing to the death of Elizabeth on 26 July 1411 and the minority of Richard son of Thomas they were taken into the hands of Henry IV. Richard died on 11 Oct. 1413, aged 16. Isabel is his sister and heir, aged 14 years on 27 July 1414. [Heavily corrected copy or draft?; holdings in Oxfordshire, as above, included but deleted].
E 149/102, no. 20
E 152/454
280 ALICE WIDOW OF JOHN DYMMOK
Writ 12 Oct. 1415.
BEDFORD. Inquisition, Bedford. 18 Nov.
She held the manor of Greenacres in Clapham in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief of the honor of Wallingford by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value £20.
She died on 17 [sic] Oct. last.
Thomas Greneacre, clerk, is son and heir of Richard Greneacre [her former husband], aged 28 years and more.
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281 JOHN FRENSSLY
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Chichester. 24 Oct. 1415.
He held nothing in Sussex. The date of his death and the name and age of his heir are unknown.
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282 RICHARD ROYHALE
Writ 8 Oct. 1415.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Gloucester. 30 Oct.
He held 4 parts of the manor of Dymock in his demesne as of fee. The whole manor is held of the king in chief by rent of 1d. payable at Christmas, annual value 20 marks.
He died on 25 July last. Edmund Royhale, brother of Richard his father, is his next heir, aged 40 years and more.
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283 ROSE WIDOW OF ROBERT ROBELL
Writ 12 Sept. 1415.
NORFOLK. Inquisition, King’s Lynn. 8 Dec.
She held a 3rd part of a quarter of the manor of Hempstead in dower of the inheritance of Robert, of the king in chief, annual value 5s.4d.
She died on 20 April last. John Crote son of Isabel Robell, sister of Robert is next heir, aged 56 years and more.
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284 NICHOLAS BRADESHAGH
Writ 28 Oct. 1415.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 9 Nov.
He held the manor of Whiston for life by the grant of Hugh earl of Stafford with reversion to Humphrey earl of Stafford and his heirs. Of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value £12.
He died on 8 Sept. last. Roger Bradeshagh is his heir, aged 50 years and more.
285
BEDFORD. Inquisition, ex officio. Bedford. 20 Oct. 1415.
He held for life of the king and others, by the grant of Edmund earl of Stafford, with reversion to Edmund and his heirs: 20 a. in Turvey in the park of Newton Blossomville; 5 a. in the same park; and 50 a. in Turvey, parcels of the manor of Newton Blossomville.
He died on 7 Sept. last.
286
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition, ex officio. Newport Pagnell, 18 Oct. 1415.
He held for life of the king and others, by the grant of Elizabeth Beauchamp, and Edmund late earl of Stafford, with reversion to Edmund and his heirs, the manor of Newton Blossomville with certain lands in Clifton Reynes called ‘Botelers’ and ‘Wakes’.
Date of death as above.
287
STAFFORD. Inquisition, ex officio. Stafford. 21 Aug. 1415.
He held for life by the grant of Edmund late earl of Stafford: 1 messuage in Stafford, annual value 4s.4d; 1 messuage in Barton, annual value 10s.; 1 messuage in Shredicote, annual value 10s. and a parcel of land near Stafford called ‘le Halgh’, annual value 3 marks. All should descend to Humphrey son of the earl of Stafford, a minor in the king’s ward.
He died on 14 Aug. last.
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288 RICHARD TYNDALE
Writ 16 Oct. 1415.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Thrapston, 12 Nov.
He held in his demesne as of fee certain lands and tenements in Yarwell with bailiwick of Sulehay and ‘Fermes’ in Shortwood of the king in chief, services unknown, annual value 40s.
He also held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Deene, Deenthorpe and Kirby of the abbot of Westminster by a rent of £18, annual value beyond that 40s.; and the manor of Helpstone of the abbot of Peterborough by knight service, annual value 10 marks.
He died on 18 Sept. last. William his brother and next heir is aged 18 years and more.
289
Writ 1 Feb. 1416.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Litcham. 9 April.
He held the manor of Redenhall in Harleston in his demesne as of fee of the earldom of Richmond, service unknown, annual value 40 marks.
He died on 21 Sept. last. William his brother and heir is aged 17 years and more.
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290 JOHN BROWNENYNG
Writ 6 Feb. 1416.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Gloucester. 29 Feb.
In right of Agnes his late wife he held by the courtesy of England of Hugh prior of Deerhurst by knight service:
Leigh, half the manor, annual value 100s.
Staverton, a 4th part of a messuage and of 2 carucates, annual value 12s.6d.
Evington, half a messuage, annual value 8d.
Little Haydon, half of 2 messuages, annual value 20d.
He died on 6 Feb. last. Cecily daughter of Agnes and himself and wife of Guy Whityngton is heir of Agnes and aged 24 years and more.
291
Writ 6 Feb. 1415.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester. 6 April.
He held nothing in Dorset.
He died on 6 Feb. last. John his son and heir is aged 17 years and more.
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292 ROBERT AUBREY
Writ 1 Dec. 1415.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Weobley. 5 Dec.
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Tarrington, 1 messuage, 2 carucates, 20 a. meadow, 12 a. wood and 40s. rent payable by equal parts at the 4 terms, of the king in chief as a 6th part of a knight’s fee, annual value beyond the rent 40s.
Cowarne, the manor, of the king in chief of the lordship of Brecknock as a 3rd part of a knight’s fee, annual value £6.
Hereford, 3 a. meadow in the suburbs, of the bishop of Hereford, service unknown, annual value 16d.
He died on 1 Nov. last. William his son and heir was aged 23 years on 1 Jan. last.
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293 GRIFFIN WAREYN
Writ 18 Oct. 1415.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Whitchurch. 17 Dec.
He held the manor of Ightfield as above [no. 16].
He died on 5 Oct. last. Margaret daughter of John Wareyn is his sister and heir aged 13 years and more.
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294 WALTER STOGHTON
Writ 23 Nov. 1415.
SURREY. Inquisition. Guildford. 15 Feb. 1416.
He held the manor of Stoughton in his demesne as of fee of the bishop of London in socage by a rent of 1 clove of gillyflower at Christmas; and a parcel of land in Stoke next Guildford called ‘Chaumberlaynesland’ in socage by a rent of 13s.8d. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas and suit of court at the manor of Stoke every 3 weeks, annual value together £10.
He died on 13 July last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 20 years and more.
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295 JOHN INGE
Writ 18 March 1416.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bruton. 4 April.
He held the manor of Corston in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as a 4th part of a knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks.
He died on 7 March last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 28 years and more.
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296 THOMAS LUCY, KNIGHT
Writ 5 July 1415.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Cirencester. 28 Oct.
He held the manor of Wick Rissington jointly with Alice his wife, who survives him, now married to Richard Archer, esquire, by the grant to them and the heirs of their bodies by William Rykthorn and John atte Wode, chaplains, by charter dated 28 Feb. 1403 and shown to the jurors. The manor is held of Edmund earl of March, service unknown, annual value £6.
He died on 28 June last. William his son and heir is aged 13 years and more.
297
Writ 5 July 1415.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Stratford upon Avon. 24 Sept.
He held the manor of Shrewley in his demesne as of fee of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value £4.
Jointly with Alice his wife, now wife of Richard Archer, esquire, he held the manor of Charlecote of William Boteler, of Sudeley manor, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d., and the manor of Cherrington of Richard earl of Warwick, service unknown, annual value £10, by the charter as above, dated at Charlecote on 28 Feb. 1403.
Date of death and heir as above.
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298 WALTER FAUCOMBERGE, KNIGHT
Writ 10 Sept. 1415.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford. 18 Nov.
Joan widow of John Faucomberge, knight, and wife of Thomas Brounflet, junior, who is still living, granted to Walter Faucomberge all her estate in an annuity of 59s. owed by Maud widow of Thomas Wake, knight, for all her holdings in Cardington, to hold for the term of his life.
He died on 1 Sept. last, heir unknown.
299
Writ 10 Sept. 1415.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton. 30 Nov.
He held the manors of Rothersthorpe and Pattishall by the grant of Joan, widow of John Fauconberge, knight, for a yearly rent. Joan who is still living was jointly enfeoffed with John her late husband to them and his heirs.
Date of death and heir as above.
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