Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I, File 82

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I, File 82

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I, File 82

424. JOHN DE LONGEVILERS alias DE LONVYLERS.
Writ, 30 Oct., 25 Edw. I.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. Monday after St. Luke, 25 Edw. I.
Tuxford. The manor (extent given) held of the king in chief by knight’s service for a third part of 1/2 knight’s fee, rendering also yearly to Sir Richard de Sutton 5 marks rent, and to Sir John de Bray 15 1/4d.
Little Drayton, 1a. 1 1/3r. meadow.
Laxton. The manor (extent given) held of the heir of Robert de Everingham, who is in the wardship of Sir Robert de Tybetoft by the king’s commission, so that the king will have the wardship of the lands of the said John as wardship of wardship and will render to the aforesaid heir of Everingham 1/2d. yearly, to the master of the hospital of Oscington 18d. yearly, to John de Eyvile 1/2d. yearly and 1/2lb. cummin, to Henry de Lascy, earl of Lincoln, 12d. yearly, for the lighting of the cross in the church of Laxton 1/2 stone of wax, to a chaplain celebrating in perpetuity for the souls of the ancestors of John de Longevilers 1qr. of corn yearly, and to one Roger the smith (fabro) 1/2bus. of corn yearly.
Allerton. A moiety of a mill, 3 bondmen who hold 3 bovates of land in villenage, and 4 cottars who hold 4 cottages, all held of William son of William in chief, for homage only, and the tenants render 7s. yearly to the house of Neusum.
Eton. 4a. meadow held of Robert de Wlrington in chief for homage.
Carleton on Trent. 2 1/2a. meadow.
Thomas his brother, aged 19 at the feast of St. Ambrose the Bishop next, is his next heir.
YORK [WAPENTAKE OF] STAYNCL[IF]. Inq. made at Sckypton in Craven on the morrow of St. Clement, 26 Edw. I.
NOTTINGHAM. Tokesford. The manor held of the king in chief, service unspecified.
YORK. Glosbourun. The manor (extent given, with names of free tenants) held of Sir Robert de Styveton by homage, wardship, relief, and foreign service; with a third part whereof Lady Margaret de Nevyle is dowered.
Thomas de Lonvylers, his brother, aged … on Thursday the feast of the Absolution (sic), 25 Edw. I. is his next heir.
Endorsed: It granted to the wife of John de Lung’ that she may marry, by a fine of 16l., and it is enrolled in the chancery.
C. Edw. I. File 82. (1.)
425. WILLIAM DE LA BRUERE.
Writ of certiorari to the sheriff of Northampton concerning knights’ fees held by the said William, who held of King Henry III, in chief, 1 March, 25 Edw. I.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. made at Northampton on Saturday after the Annunciation, 25 Edw. I.
Stoke Bruere and Shitelhanger. A knight’s fee held of the earl of Warenne.
Blithesworth. 1/2 knight’s fee held of the earl of Ferars.
He held nothing of king Henry III in chief. After his death the said fee and a half came to the hands of Joan de la Bruere his wife, who held the same as dower; and after her death the fee descended to Payn de Chaworth, kinsman and heir of the said William, and from him to Patrick his brother and heir, after whose death it came to Isabel late his wife and now the wife of Hugh le Despenser, who holds it in dower. The half fee descended after the death of the said Joan to Baldwin Wake as the other kinsman and heir of the same William, and from him to John Wake his son and heir, who afterwards gave it to Hugh Wake and his heirs, saving to himself the advowson of the church of Blithesworth, (the said Hugh) rendering to the said John and his heirs 12l. yearly.
C. Edw. I. File 82. (2.)
426. HUGH PEVEREL.
Writ of plenius certiorari on the complaint of Margery, late the wife of the said Hugh, that on his death the escheator had taken into the king’s hand a messuage and a carucate of land in Dunberham, which were held by the said Hugh and Margery of her inheritance, and still retains them, 12 Nov., 24 Edw. I.
[WILTS.] Inq. Thursday after the Circumcision, 25 Edw. I.
Little Domerham. A capital messuage &c. 48a. arable, 1a. meadow, pasture and 16s. yearly rent, held of Reginald de Sancto Martino by service of 1/8 knight’s fee; which the said Hugh held of the inheritance of Margery his wife, who continued in joint seisin with him until the day of his death.
C. Edw. I. File 82. (3.)
427. RALPH SON AND HEIR OF THOMAS JOCELYN.
ESSEX. Proof of age taken before the king at Westminster at the end of 25 and the beginning of 26 Edw. I.
Whereas the said Ralph son and heir of Thomas Jocelyn, deceased, whose lands &c. came into the king’s hand by the forfeiture of Adam de Stratton, who had the wardship by the demise of Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, says that he is of full age and seeks the lands &c. which are in the hand of William de Hamelton by the king’s grant, and has been given a day on the octave of St. Michael to prove his age, the sheriff was bidden to summon jurors and to warn the said William, which he did: the parties appeared and the said William gave no reason for delaying the proof.
Ralph de Merk, aged 40 years, dwelling at Rothing two leagues from Schelewe where the said Ralph [Jocelyn] was born, says that the latter is of full age, to wit 21 years old on the day of St. Lucy the Virgin last, and that he was baptized at Wylynghale on the fourth day after his birth. He is his godfather and gave him his baptismal name and lifted him from the font; and he has a son named Thomas born the year after the said Ralph who will be 21 years of age at Christmas next.
John Den, aged 50 years, dwelling at Fifhid two leagues from Schelewe agrees, and knows it because he has a daughter named Agnes who was born nearly two years before the said Ralph, who is now 23 years of age, and the nurse who suckled her went from his house to suckle the said Ralph; and at that time he was verderer of that country, and he was at the feast of the purification of the said Ralph’s mother.
Hugh son of Michael, aged 50 years, dwelling at Stanford three leagues from Schelewe, agrees, and knows it because Michael his father died on St. Stephen’s day next after the said birth and since this death 22 years have elapsed; and he has a daughter, Agnes, who was born a year before the said Ralph, and will be 22 years of age at the feast of St. Lucy next.
William son of Robert, aged 46 years, dwelling at Writel half a league from Schelewe, agrees, and knows it because he has an elder son named Robert who was born at the feast of St. Martin before the birth of the said Ralph, and will be 22 years of age at the feast of St. Martin next; and his wife was purified on the same day of St. Lucy on which the said Ralph was born, and the said Ralph’s father was at his house for the feast.
John de Boweles, aged 50 years and more, dwelling at Schelewe Boweles three furlongs (quarentenas) from Schelewe where the said Ralph was born, agrees, and knows it because he has a son named Adam who was born at Whitsunday next after [the said] Ralph’s [birth], and will be 22 years of age at Whitsunday next; and he was servant of Ralph’s father in Schelewe and left his service at Michaelmas next before the said Ralph’s birth, and this was 22 years ago last Michaelmas.
Peter Maunsard, aged 40 years, dwelling at Fifhide one league from Schelewe, agrees, and knows it because he was server (clericus deserviens) of the vicar of Wilinhall and was present serving at the baptismal service of the said Ralph; the baptizing priest was called Nicholas, and the godfathers were Ralph de Merk and William de La…le.
Peter de Mareny, aged 36 years, dwelling at Fifhide one league from Schelewe, agrees, and knows it because he had a son named Thomas at the feast of St. Nicholas next before the birth of the aforesaid heir, who will be 22 years of age at that feast next; and he was at the purification of the said heir’s mother.
William son of Richard, aged 46 years, dwelling at Schelewford half a league from Schelewe, agrees, and knows it because on the same day of St. Lucy he came to the father of the said Ralph to speak with him and was told on his way that the said Thomas had a son, to wit the said Ralph; and he married his wife a year after and that was 21 years ago.
Henry Ridel, aged 40 years, dwelling at Stanford three leagues from Schelewe, agrees, and knows it because he has a son named Thomas who was born eight days after the said Ralph, and will be 22 years of age on the octave of St. Lucy next.
Philip Parker (Parcarius), aged 46 years, dwelling at Stanford three leagues from Shelewe, agrees, and knows it because he has a daughter named Christiana born at the feast of St. Katharine before the birth of the said Ralph, who will be 22 years of age at the said feast next; and he himself was for a long time servant (famulus) of the aforesaid Thomas.
William de Molinis, aged 46 years, dwelling at Godynestre a league and a half from Schelewe, agrees, and knows it because at the feast of St. Michael next it will be 22 years since he first came into Essex and the said Ralph was born on the feast of St. Lucy following; and he was at the feast of the purification of the said Ralph’s mother, and that was after he came to Essex.
John Pedeleuere, aged 45 years, dwelling at Blaunche Roynge two leagues from Schelewe, agrees, and knows it because he has a brother named William, born on the same day as the said Ralph, who will be 22 years of age on the feast of St. Lucy next: he was also at the feast of the purification of the said Ralph’s mother.
And because the aforesaid Ralph has sufficiently proved his age before the king and appears by the look of his body to be of full age, to wit 21 years, let him have seisin of the lands &c. of his inheritance, and let this record be sent to the chancellor.
C. Edw. I. File 82. (4.)
428. RALPH DE GOUSHULL.
Writ of certiorari super modo et causa capcionis concerning the lands held by the said Ralph on the day of his death, 12 Feb. 25 Edw. I.
YORK. Return by the escheator. The tenements were taken into the king’s hand through the death of Peter de Goushull, father of the said Ralph, in the time of Thomas de Normanvill, sometime escheator, because the said Peter held lands of the king in chief of the barony of Holderness. Afterwards the present escheator received a writ to restore the wardship of the lands &c. late of the said Peter in Little Coldon to Eustace de Hacche, to whom the king had committed the wardship, until the lawful age of the said Peter’s heir, who died a minor; which writ he executed. Afterwards he received another writ that a certain inquisition made by Thomas de Normanvill was insufficient, because he made no mention what lands the said Ralph held of the king as of the crown, or of an honour or barony, and he made inquisition thereon and returned it to the chancery. Afterwards in execution of another writ he assigned dower to Hawis late the wife of the said Ralph, she having taken oath not to marry without the king’s licence. Then he received a writ of diem clausit extremum after the death of the same Ralph; in execution whereof he took an inquisition and returned it to the chancery; by reason whereof he took as well the lands assigned to the said Hawis as the other lands which were of the said Ralph into the King’s hand.
(See No. 209 and Vol. II. Nos. 607 and 822.)
C. Edw. I. File 82. (5.)
429. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE MARES.
Proof of age made before the king on the octave of the Purification, 25 Edw. I.
NORTHAMPTON. Whereas the said John says he is of full age and has petitioned the king for the restoration of the lands of his inheritance, which are in the wardship of Master Peter de Lek by the king’s grant, and a day has been given him to prove his age; the sheriff was bidden to summon jurors and to warn the said Peter to be present, who did not come, and being warned again on the octave of St. Hilary last past did not come; wherefore let the proof of age be proceeded with.
Peter Barry, aged 50 years and more, dwelling half a league from Mares Assheby, says that the said John son of John was 21 years of age on Christmas day last, and was born at Mares Assheby and baptized in the church there; and this he knows because he himself has a son named Peter born at the feast of St. Andrew before the birth of the said John, who was 21 years of age at the feast of St. Andrew last past; moreover the mother of the said John was purified on the Sunday before the Purification 21 years ago.
William Ketel, aged 50 years and more, dwelling a league from Mares Assheby, agrees, and knows it because he had a son named John, now dead, who was born four days after the said John son of John, and would have completed 21 years last Christmas if he had lived; he also knows it from the saying of William vicar of the aforesaid church, who baptized the said John (son of John).
Hugh son of Hugh de Wyluby, aged 50 years and more, dwelling a league from Mares Assheby, agrees, and knows it because Hugh his father died at the feast of St. Michael before the birth of the said John, and he paid relief for his land (terram suam relevavit) at Christmas following, which relief was 21 years ago last Christmas; he knows moreover by the saying of Alice the wife of William Elys of Assheby, godmother of the aforesaid John.
Michael Auncel of Wyluby, aged 40 years and more, dwelling a league from Mares Assheby, agrees, and knows it because he has a daughter Alice, who was born at the feast of St. Thomas the apostle before the birth of the aforeasid John, and was 21 years of age at the feast of St. Thomas last; and moreover he knows the facts by the saying of Alice godmother of the said John and of one John son of Thomas his godfather.
Geoffrey de Catteworth, aged 38 years and more, dwelling a league from Mares Assheby, agrees, and knows it because on the morrow of the Epiphany next after the birth of the aforesaid John he married Alice his wife, by whom he had a daughter Lecia who was 14 years of age at the feast of St. Mark last, and the said John on the day of her birth was six years of age.
Robert Coleman, aged 50 years and more, dwelling in Mares Assheby, agrees, and knows it because he was in the church (at the hour of the?) birth of the said John and there heard of his birth; moreover he has a brother Roger who was born a month …. and was 21 years old a month before Christmas last; and (he knows it from) the aforesaid godparents, and by the relation of the country.
Walter son of Ranulph, aged 45 years and more, dwelling a furlong (quarentenam) from Mares Assheby, agrees, and knows it because on Whitsunday before the birth of the aforesaid John he married Alice his wife, and that was 21 years ago last Whitsunday; moreover he was in the aforesaid church at the hour of the birth of the said John and there heard of his birth.
Richard son of John de Assheby, aged 50 years and more, dwelling in Mares Assheby, agrees, and knows it because at the feast of St. Andrew before the birth of the aforesaid John he acquired a virgate of land in Assheby from John the father for a term of years and at the feast of St. Andrew last 21 years had elapsed.
Richard son of Robert de Assheby, aged 50 years and more, dwelling in Mares Assheby, agrees, and knows it because that he has a sister Alice who was born at Whitsunday before the birth of the said John and she was 21 years of age last Whitsunday.
John de Hampton, aged 40 years and more, dwelling a league from Mares Assheby, agrees, and knows it because he has a nephew John, who was born four days before the birth of the aforesaid John, and was 21 years of age before last Christmas.
Geoffrey Hykun of Wyluby, aged 40 years and more, dwelling a league from Mares Assheby, agrees, and knows it because he saw the said John in his cradle and has seen him every year since; and also by the talk of the country.
Adam son of Peter of Wyluby, aged 40 years and more, dwelling a league from Mares Assheby, agrees, and knows it because he had an uncle, John, who died at the feast of St. Michael before the birth of the aforesaid John without heir of himself, and his lands &c. descended to the said Adam as his nephew and next heir, and that was 21 years ago last Michaelmas.
And because the said John son of John has sufficiently proved his age and appears by the look of his body to be of full age, let him have seisin of the lands of his inheritance, and let the record be sent to the king’s chancellor.
C. Edw. I. File 82. (6.)
430. MARY DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM DE MOHUN.
Proof of age of Mary, younger daughter and one of the heirs of William de Mohun, taken before the king at Westminster on the octave of Holy Trinity, 25 Edw. I.
WILTS. Whereas John de Myriet, who married the said Mary, says that she is of full age and seeks the restoration of her lands &c. which are in the wardship of the executors of the testament of Robert son of John, the executors of the testament of John de Knovill, Maud de Mortuo Mari, and John de Galmeton, by the demise of Eleanor sometime queen of England, the king’s mother, and by the king’s grant, and the king has given the said Mary the octave of Holy Trinity for proving her age, the sheriff was ordered to provide jurors and to warn the executors of the will of John de Knovill to be present; but they did not come.
SOUTHAMPTON. Order was given to the sheriff to warn the said executors to be present, but they did not come.
DEVON. Order was given to the sheriff to warn John de Galmeton and the escheator south of Trent to be present, but they did not come.
GLOUCESTER. Order was given to the sheriff to warn Maud de Mortuo Mari to be present, but she did not come.
BEDFORD. Order was given to the sheriff to warn the aforesaid executors to be present, but they did not come.
DORSET. Order was given to the sheriff to warn John de Galmeton to be present, but he did not come. Wherefore let the proof aforesaid be taken.
Nicholas Burdon, knight, aged 28 years, says that the said Mary was born in Mildehale and was 14 years of age at the feast of the Conception last past: and this he knows because two years before her birth the king seized his body and lands by way of wardship after the death of his father, and that is 18 years ago.
Roger de Stotescumbe, aged 35 years, dwelling half a league from Mildehale, agrees, and knows it because he had a son, now deceased, named Nicholas, born at the feast of St. John the Baptist next following, who if he had been alive would now be 14 years old; and in the year that the said Mary was born he himself returned to England from beyond the seas, and that is 14 years ago and more.
John de Berwyk, aged 40 years and more, dwelling five leagues from Mildenhale, says that the said Mary was born at Mildenhale and baptized in the church there, and that she was 14 years of age at the feast of the Conception: and this he knows because his father died in the year after the birth of the said Mary, and nearly 14 years have passed since his father’s death.
John de Hardington, aged 50 years, dwelling two leagues from Mildenhale, agrees, and knows it because he was present at her baptism and the queen, the king’s mother, lifted her from the font and named her Mary because she was born on the eve of the Conception of the Blessed Mary: and he had a son named Adam who died before the birth of the said Mary, and he is sure that 14 years have passed since.
Nicholas Dysmars, aged 50 years and more, dwelling two leagues from Mildenhale, agrees, and knows it because in the year of the birth of the said Mary he obtained a piece of land from his uncle, whereof a fine was levied in the Bench in the same term.
Roger Page, aged 50 years and more, dwelling a league from Mildenhale, agrees, and knows it because on the same day of the Conception he gave in marriage his wife’s sister Alice and was at her nuptials, since when 14 years have passed and more.
John atte Mere, aged 60 years and more, dwelling a league from Middelhale (sic), agrees, and knows it because he was in Mildenhale when the said Mary was baptized, and he and his wife were at the feast when her mother was purified.
William Waryn, aged 30 years and more, agrees, and knows it because at Easter after the birth of the said Mary he himself had a daughter named Denise, now dead, who if she had lived would be 14 years old.
Peter de Polton, aged 25 years and more, agrees, and knows it because he was present at the baptism and Eleanor the king’s mother raised her from the sacred font, and one Ralph, who was the same queen’s chaplain, baptized her; he says also that in the same year a little before Whitsunday he married Cecily his wife, who is yet living, and since then he is sure (expertus) 14 years have passed and more.
Reginald Wace of Polton, aged 36 years and more, agrees, and knows it because on the Sunday after the Purification he took his journey for Santiago on pilgrimage, since when 14 years and more have elapsed; he says that queen Eleanor lifted her from the sacred font.
William Jonkyn, aged 40 years and more, agrees, and knows it because soon after Easter in the year in which the said Mary was born he married Isabel his wife; and he was bailiff to the queen the king’s mother, who, with Cecily de Bello Campo, was godmother of the said Mary.
William le Chaumberleyn of Vroxfeld, aged 30 years and more, agrees, and knows it because William his own father died on the morrow of the purification of the said Mary’s mother, and was buried in the cemetery of the church of Froxfeld, three leagues from Mildenhale.
And because she has sufficiently proved her age and it appears by her look that she is of full age, viz. 14 years and more, let her have seisin of the lands of her inheritance and let this record be sent to the chancellor.
C. Edw. I. File 82. (7.)
431. ELEANOR DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM DE MOHUN.
Proof of age of Eleanor daughter and one of the heirs of William de Mohun, taken before the king at Westminster, 25 Edw. I.
DEVON. Whereas John de Carreu [alias Karru], who married the said Eleanor, says she is of full age, and has petitioned for the restoration of her lands &c. which are in the wardship of the king, and John de Galmeton, the executors of the testament of Robert son of John, and the executors of the testament of John de Knovill, by the king’s grant, and the king has given the said Eleanor the octave of St. John the Baptist for proving her age, the sheriff was ordered to provide jurors, and to warn Malcolm de Harle the escheator and John de Galmeton, who did not come.
SOUTHAMPTON. Similar order given to the sheriff to warn the executors of Robert son of John, who did not come.
BEDFORD. Similar order given to the sheriff to warn the same executors, who did not come.
WILTS. Similar order given to the sheriff to warn the same executors, who did not come. Wherefore let the proof aforesaid be taken.
John de Asshele of Walsheburn, knight, aged 60 years and more, distant three leagues from Stokefleming, says that the said Eleanor was 16 years of age at the Gule of August last, and was born at Stokefleming and baptized in the church of that place; and this he knows because there was an eyre of the justices in Devon in the king’s 8th year, and the said Eleanor was born the year following; he was at the feast on the day when her mother was purified nearly 17 years ago; her sister Mary, younger by two years, has proved her age in the king’s court; and Sir Gilbert de Knovill, knight, John de Morceles and Eleanor de Fisshaker were her godparents.
Gilbert son of Stephen, knight, of Norton by Stokefleming, aged 30 years and more, agrees, for the same reasons, except that he was not at the said feast.
Henry de Rale, aged 32 years, distant six leagues from Stokefleming, agrees, and knows it by the talk of the country (patrie); because Gilbert the godfather told him; and because Mary the younger sister has proved her age.
Roger le Nonaunt, knight, aged 36 years, distant twenty leagues from Stokefleming, agrees, and remembers by the war of David brother of Llewelin, which was in the king’s tenth year, in which year the said Eleanor’s father died and she was born before that. He was not present at her birth or baptism, and only knew of them by the talk of the country.
Andrew de Truslok, then of Brickesham, knight, aged 60 years and more, distant three leagues from Stokefleming, agrees with the above Roger, and adds that four years before he was made a knight at ‘la Heved’ by Sir Henry de Chaumbernoun.
Robert de Crues, knight, of Little Dertemue by Stokefleming, aged 60 years and more, agrees with Gilbert son of Stephen, adding that in the same year about the feast of St. Michael a daughter, named Joan, was born to him, who is now 16 years of age.
Robert de Stockeheye, aged 40 years, agrees with Roger Nenaunt (sic), adding that he remembers because he was then clerk to the sheriff of Devon, and in the king’s ninth year at the end of the eyre of the justices in the said county the pleas ‘quo warranto’ were adjourned to the county of Gloucester to the tenth year, in which year began the war of David &c.
Robert de Malleston, aged 50 years and more, distant four leagues from Stokefleming, agrees, and knows it because he has a son named John, now 17 years of age; and he was moreover a great friend of (multum familiar’) William de Mohun the said Eleanor’s father, and was every day in his house.
Thomas de Stokehull, aged 30 years, distant three leagues from Stokefleming, William de Chaumbernoun, knight, aged 40 years and more, Thomas de Rale, knight, aged 30 years, and David de Germungton, aged 30 years and more, agree.
And because the said Eleanor has sufficiently proved her age and it appears by the look of her that she is of full age, viz. 14 years old, let her have seisin &c. and let this record be sent to the chancellor.
On a hanging tag attached: Cancellar’ domini regis per R. le Brabanzon.
C. Edw. I. File 82. (7.)
432. ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF JOHN DE SOTTESBROK.
Proof of age of Elizabeth daughter and one of the heirs of John de Sottesbrok, taken before the king at Westminster on the octave of St. Michael, 25 Edw. I.
BERKS. Whereas the said Elizabeth says she is of full age, and has sought for the lands &c. of her inheritance, which are in the king’s wardship, to be restored to her, and the octave of St. Michael has been given to her to prove her age, the sheriff was ordered to warn the escheator this side Trent to be present, who being present in court says nothing why the said proof ought to be delayed, therefore let the proof proceed.
Bartholomew de Arle, aged 40 years and more, distant six leagues from Sottesbrok, says that the said Elizabeth was born at Sottesbrok and baptized in the church there, and she will be 16 years old about the feast of [St.] Nicholas next; and this he knows because, when John Sotesbrok her father died and the manor of Sotesbrok came into the king’s hand by way of wardship, he was sub-escheator in the county and took an inquisition as to the age of the said Elizabeth, by which it was found that she was 14 years of age, and this was two years ago.
William Jurdan of Bray, distant a league from Sottesbrok, aged 40 years and more, agrees, and knows it because in the same year that the said Elizabeth was born, he brought to his own home his wife Sibyl about the feast of all Saints before the said Elizabeth was born; and he was present at the feast of the purification of her mother in Christmas week following.
John de Bentfeld, distant two leagues from Sottesbrok, aged 40 years and more, agrees, and knows it because John, the said Elizabeth’s father, impleaded him in the Bench at Westminster by writ of trespass eighteen years ago, and afterwards at Michaelmas sixteen years ago they were agreed, and in the same year on the morrow of St. Nicholas the aforesaid Elizabeth was born, and he was present at the aforesaid feast on the day when her mother arose from childbed (de puerperio relevavit).
Gilbert Saddok of Blaunche Wautham by Sottesbrok, aged 40 years and more, agrees, and knows it because in the same year he first served John father of the said Elizabeth and bought a virgate of land in the same town, and two years later gave his own daughter Christiana in marriage, now 14 years ago.
Peter Terri of Wautham by Sottesbrok, aged 40 years and more, agrees, and says that he was at the feast of the said Elizabeth’s mother, and he has a niece born in the same year who has always lived in his house, by whose age he remembers that of the said Elizabeth.
William Terry of Wautham by Sottesbrok, aged 40 years and more, agrees, and says that he was present at the aforesaid feast, and has a daughter Emma born on St. Nicholas’ day, older by one day than the said Elizabeth, who was born on the morrow, and she will be 16 years of age on the day of St. Nicholas next.
Robert Cruchefeld of Bray by Sottesbrok, aged 40 years and more, agrees, and knows it because in the year when the said Elizabeth was born his own wife Christiana died, and was buried at Bray on Christmas eve 16 years ago next Christmas.
Simon Pypard of Henton, distant two leagues from Stotesbrok (sic), aged 40 years and more, agrees, and knows it because he had a son John, who died 5 years ago, who was born at the feast of St. John the Baptist in the same year as the said Elizabeth.
John de Judon of Wokyngham, distant two leagues from Stotesbrok (sic), aged 30 years and more, agrees, and knows it because in the year when the said Elizabeth was born he took a certain land to farm from one William Terry for 16 years, which term expired at the feast of St. Michael last, when the lease (scriptum de eadem firma) was broken (ruptum).
John Bythewode of Hurst, distant a league and a half from Sotesbrok, aged 40 years and more, agrees, except that he was not present at the aforesaid feast, but he well recollects because he married his own wife Alice, who is still alive, at the feast of St. Hilary later in the same year.
Edmund Burnel of Wyndessore, distant five leagues from Sotesbrok, aged 35 years and more, agrees, and knows it because he was then in the town of Sotesbrok being brought up (nutritus) in the house of one Ralph Smewyne; he has also a sister named Alice, born in the same year two days after the said Elizabeth, who will be 16 years old on the third day after St. Nicholas next.
Thomas Syward, of Redding, distant four leagues from Sotesbrok, aged 40 years and more, agrees, for he was present on the day she was born and baptized, and recollects because in the same year Sir Richard Fuk’ gave his (Thomas’) son Robert certain land in Arle.
And because the said Elizabeth has sufficiently proved her age and appears by the look of her to be of full age, viz. 14 years, let her have seisin of the lands &c. of her inheritance, and let this record be sent to the chancellor.
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433. WARIN DE INSULA.
Writ, 7 Dec. 25 Edw. I.
SUFFOLK. Inq. made at Semere on Wednesday after SS. Fabian and Sebastian, 25 Edw. I.
Noddinge. The manor (extent given) held of the bishop of Ely by service of 2 knights’ fees; and 4d. ought to be paid yearly to the hundred of Cosford, and 3d. to the parson of Bildeston. He demised the manor two years ago to Hervey de Stanton for life.
SUFFOLK. Inq. made at Fynebergh, 4 Jan. 25 Edw. I.
Finebergh. The manor (extent given), whereof the said Warin and Alice his wife, who still survives, were enfeoffed jointly by one Nicholas de Charterey to hold to them and the heirs of the said Warin of the chief lords, viz. of the heirs of Sir Robert de Muscegros, by service of a knight’s fee; and the said Alice remained in seisin with her husband until his death, and afterwards until the manor was taken into the king’s hand.
Robert his son, aged 6 years on the feast of SS. Fabian and Sebastian next, is his next heir.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. made at Cambridge on the day of St. Thomas the Apostle, 25 Edw. I.
Ramptone. The manor (extent given), including rents at Wynepol pertaining thereto, the advowson of the church of Wynepole, and a fishery, held jointly as above, by the enfeoffment of the said Nicholas, of Geoffrey de Burdeleys by service of 1 3/4 knight’s fee.
Cotenham. The manor (extent given) held of the bishop of Ely by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.
Coveney with Maneye. The manor (extent given) held in socage of the prior of Ely by service of 5s.
Heir as above.
Writ, 7 Dec. 25 Edw. I.
[BEDFORD.] Inq. made at Sheford on Saturday after St. Thomas the Apostle, 25 Edw. I.
Kamelton. The manor (extent given), including 15a. wood devastated in the time of the said Warin, held of the king in chief, as an escheat of the lands &c. late of the countess of Albemarle, by service of 1/2 knight’s fee; and Nicholas de Meperdeshale ought to receive 2d. yearly for 4a. meadow, and Nicholas Tuppeest (?) 2d.
Heir as above, aged 6 years and more.
Writ (ad melius inquirendum) because by the previous inquisition it does not appear whether the manor of Kamelton was held of the dower of the countess of the lands late of William de Fortibus, her husband, or of the lands of her own inheritance, 25 June, 25 Edw. I.
[BEDFORD.] Inq. made at Sefford on Friday after SS. Peter and Paul, 25 Edw. I.
Camelton. The said Warin held the manor of the escheat of the lands which were of the said countess, which she held of her own inheritance, by service of 1/2 knight’s fee; and the countess held of the earl of Gloucester by the said service, as is believed, of 1/2 knight’s fee.
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434. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF JOHN CORDEBOEF.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said John who was born at Buxlowe, co. Suffolk, and baptized in the church there, as is said, 20 Oct. 25 Edw. I.
SUFFOLK. Proof of age made at Buckeslowe on Wednesday the feast of St. Edmund, King and Martyr, 26 Edw. I. commencing.
Henry Portman, aged 60 years, says the said John was born on the day of St. Francis, 2 Edw. I. at the hall of Buckeslowe, co. Suffolk, from which day 23 years have elapsed; he was baptized in the baptistry of the church of Freston, and John then prior of Snape lifted him from the font; and this he recollects because on the said day of St. Francis his niece Juliana bore two sons Thomas and John, who were 23 years of age on that feast last past.
Thomas Slene, aged 100 years, agrees, and remembers it because there was discord between John Fraunceys, father of the said John, and Reginald then rector of the church of Buckeslowe, at the time of the said John’s birth, which was ended 23 years ago at the feast of St. Francis last, for which cause he was baptized at Freston and not at Buckeslowe.
Reginald Knot, aged 50 years, agrees, and recollects it because one Maud his mother’s sister, bore a daughter Basilia about the said feast of St. Francis, who was 23 years of age about that feast last past.
John Kerrych, aged 40 years, agrees, and recollects it because about the said feast his mother bore his brother Richard, who was 23 at that feast last past.
Reginald del Sond, aged 44 years, agrees, and recollects it because about the said feast Robert Knot his kinsman was born, who was 23 years of age at that feast last past.
Thomas de Kysterwode, aged 43 years, agrees, and recollects it because John his brother was born about the said feast, and was 23 years of age at that feast last past.
Simon Doulle, aged 44 years, agrees, and is certain of it because Robert his brother was born about the said feast and was 23 years of age at that feast last past.
John Faber, agrees, and recollects it because on the day of the said John’s birth he broke his right leg, journeying from Oreford to Buckeslowe, 23 years ago at the said feast last past.
Roger de Braham, aged 52 years, agrees, and recollects it because John his son was born on the third day after the said John (the heir), and was 23 years of age on the third day after the feast of St. Francis last.
Thomas Kelnehod, aged 44 years, agrees, and well recollects because at the time of the said John’s birth he was in the service of Reginald then rector of Buckeslowe, between whom and John Fraunceis, father of the said John Cordebuef, there was great discord.
Thomas Warde, aged 50 years, agrees, and is certain of it because Avelina his sister was born on the morrow of the said John’s birth, and was 23 years of age on the morrow of St. Francis last.
John Knot, aged 42 years, agrees, and well recollects because Alice his mother was then serving Joan mother of the said John Cordebuef at Buckeslowe, and was present when he was born, and has often recited in witness’s presence the years from the birth.
Endorsed: Before the lord chancellor.
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435. THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF THOMAS DE BEKERING.
Proof of age of the said Thomas, taken before the king at Westminster, 25 Edw. I (much defaced).
LINCOLN. Whereas the said Thomas says he is of full age and seeks the lands of his inheritance which are in the wardship of Walter de Huntercumbe and William de Hamelton by the king’s grant, the sheriff was ordered to provide jurors for the quinzaine of St. John the Baptist.
NORTHUMBERLAND. The sheriff was ordered to warn the said Walter to be present, but he came not.
HUNTINGDON. The sheriff was ordered to warn William de Hamelton to be present, but he came not. Wherefore let the said proof be taken &c.
Nicholas Tuchet of Heynton, distant two leagues from Bekering, says that the said Thomas was born at Bekering and baptized in the church there, and was 21 years old at Christmas last, and he knows it because the mother of the said Thomas told him 15 years ago that the said Thomas was then 6 years old.
William ad Portam of Houton by Bekering, aged 40 years, agrees, and knows it because 21 years ago at the last feast of St. Michael he bought some land at Waggeby, and the said Thomas was born at the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle next following.
Andrew of Tyrington by Bekeringg, aged 30 years and more, agrees, and knows it because he has a sister Rose who was born about three weeks after the said Thomas.
Gilbert son of Thomas of Houton by Bekering, aged 40 years, agrees, and knows it because he has a son Roger who was born a fortnight after the said Thomas.
John de la Grene of Bekering, aged 60 years, agrees, adding that he was present in the town when the said Thomas was born and baptized, and he has a son Nicholas who was born about the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula before the birth of the said Thomas.
Geoffrey West of Houton by Bekering, aged 40 years, agrees, and knows it because he was in the town at the time, his mother raised the said Thomas from the sacred font, and John his father died in the preceding year.
Nicholas de Haulay of Houton by Bekering, aged 40 years, agrees, and knows it because he was present in the same parish, and he has a daughter Alice, still surviving, born shortly after the said Thomas, whose mother was nurse to the same Thomas and suckled him.
James ad Rypam of Houton by Bekering, aged 30 years and more, agrees, and recollects it because he has a nephew Richard, born the same year and week as the said Thomas, who this year was ordained sub-deacon.
Robert Fraunceys of Houton by Bekeringg, aged 30 years, agrees, and knows it because his father Simon died 15 days before the birth of the said Thomas.
Alan de Eyvile of Wraggeby by Bekering, aged 40 years, agrees and knows it because he let some land to farm to one Adam le Pyndere for twenty years, which term expired a year and more ago.
John de Seint Poul of Langeton by Bekering, agrees, and knows it because he has a sister Denise (Dyon’) who was born in the year before the said Thomas.
Richard son of Eva of Ludeford by Bekering, aged 40 years, agrees, and knows it because at Michaelmas before the birth of the said Thomas he received a certain land to farm from one Geoffrey de Raund for twenty years, which term expired two years ago.
And because the said Thomas has sufficiently proved his age and appears by the look of his body to be of full age, viz., 21 years, let him have seisin of the lands of his inheritance and let this record be sent to the chancellor.
(Conf. Coram Rege Roll, Trinity, 25 Edw. I. rot. 30, from which this abstract has been chiefly made.)
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436. HERBERT SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE MARISCO.
DUBLIN. Proof of age, made at Lesmecaigh, co. Dublin, before Master Thomas Cantok, chancellor, and Walter de la Haye, escheator, of Ireland, on Friday the eve of St. Matthew, 25 Edw. I. (defaced).
William le Graunt, knight, says that the said Herbert is son and heir of John de Marisco, who held of the king in chief, and was born at Polrothen, co. Dublin, and baptized in the church there, and is 21 years old at the present feast of St. Matthew; and this he knows because John de Marisco the father died 13 years ago at Easter day last, and then the same Herbert was 8 years old; moreover he himself had a son Henry born a year before the said Herbert, who is 22 years old.
Thomas de Rupe, knight, says that the said Herbert is of full age, and knows it because he has a son Walter who was born …. of St. Ca….. the Abbot in the same year.
Colin le Gardiner says the like, and knows it because Clada, mother of Reymund son of David who was …… of John de Marisco the father, died 23 years ago at Whitsunday last, and the said Herbert was born in the second year after.
John Madok says the like, and knows it because John de Marisco the father was interested in his affairs (magnas in rebus suis) and he, John Madok, heard when his heir was born.
William son of David de Portnehulle says the like, and knows it because he married Wenthlian, daughter of John de Sancto Albino, 18 years ago at the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula last, and the same Herbert was then three (?) years of age.
John son of David says the like, and knows it because he has a son Roger who was born at the feast of St. Michael in the same year as the said Herbert.
Meyler son of Roger, Geoffrey son of David, Walter Granyth, Cadogan son of Philip, Louelyn son of Meiler, John son of Reymund and Madoc de Clonasse, agree.
Memorandum that this is the third proof (probatio) of age ever made in Ireland, and always before the time of the present chancellor inquisitions used to be taken concerning age, not proofs.
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437. THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE VERDON.
Proof of age of the said Thomas, taken before the king a month from Easter day, 2[5] Edw. I.
YORK. Because the said Thomas says he is of full age, and has sought the lands &c. of his inheritance, the sheriff was ordered to provide a jury.
NORTHAMPTON. The sheriff was ordered to warn John de Ferariis, to whom the king had granted the wardship, and the escheator Malcolm de Harle, but neither came, wherefore let the proof of age be proceeded with.
Edmund Foliot, aged 40 years, says that the said Thomas was born at Whistan, co. York, and baptized in the church there on the fourth day after the Epiphany 21 years ago, and this he knows because he is of Handesworth, three leagues from Whytstan, and was present when the said Thomas was baptized; moreover in the same year Thomas de Furnyvall, grandfather of the aforesaid Thomas, procured (procuravit erga) Sir Richard Folyot, father of the said Edmund, to give the said Edmund the manor of Rysun, co. Lincoln.
Thomas de Furneus, aged 40 years and more, says the like, and knows it because at that time he was constable of the castle of Sheffeld, distant …. from Whytstan, which then belonged to Sir Thomas de Furnyvaus, his lord, grandfather of the said Thomas; he was not present at Whytstan at the time of the birth or baptism, but news of the birth came forthwith to him at the castle, because his lord was father of Eleanor mother of the said Thomas de Verdon.
Thomas de Bosevyle, aged 40 years (quadragenarius) and more, of Derfeud, five leagues from Whytstan, says the like, and knows it because he was present with Thomas de Furnyvaus, then his lord, and lifted the aforesaid Thomas from the sacred font; and in the same year a little after the Purification he married Denise his wife, who still survives.
Robert de Bosevyle of Neuhall, six leagues from Whytstan, aged 40 years and more, says the like, and knows it because on the day aforesaid he was at a feast at Rolton at the house of Richard le Chaumberleyn, where, immediately after the birth of the said Thomas, news thereof came and the guests rejoiced greatly thereat; and his daughter Agnes was born in the same year on the eve of the Circumcision a little before the said Thomas was born.
Peter de Rodes of the neighbourhood (confinio) of Whytstan, aged 40 years and more, agrees, and knows it because he has a son Richard, now in parts beyond the sea, who was born three days after the said Thomas.
Jolland de Neuton of Whytstan, aged 40 years and more, agrees, and knows it because he has a son of the same age, and Agnes his mother lifted the said Thomas from the sacred font; at that time he was a scholar at Lincoln, and at Christmas he came home because it was vacation time, and the mother of the said Thomas then told him this (hoc ei tunc retulit).
Adam de Breretwesel of Wath, aged 26 years and more, says that the said Thomas is 21 years of age, and knows it by the testament of his father, who died in the same year a little before Whitsunday before the said Thomas was born.
William of Darnhale, two leagues from Whytstan, aged 34 years, agrees, and knows it because in the same year about the feast of St. Michael he married Dulcie his wife, who still survives.
Robert de la Barre of Whytstan, aged 40 years and more, agrees, and knows it because he was then at Whytstan and took the news of the birth to his lord Sir Thomas de Furnyvaus aforesaid, and he remembers the lapse of time because the said Sir Thomas, whose butler he then was, gave him some land immediately after for the said news, which he still holds.
Thomas de Boys of Sheffeud, four leagues from Whytstan, aged 30 years and more, agrees, and says that he was present there with his father Adam de Boys, who then served Sir Thomas de Furnyvaus, and he remembers the lapse of time because before that he was a scholar and then left the school to speak with his father, whom he found there.
Lambert of Sheffeud, five leagues from Whytstan, aged 40 years and more, agrees, and knows it because Scheffeud then belonged to Thomas de Furnyvaus, and immediately after the birth of the aforesaid Thomas de Verdon news thereof was spread (devulgatus) there and men there rejoiced greatly because his lord was father of Eleanor the mother of the said Thomas de Verdon, and he remembers the lapse of time because the church of Sheffeud was dedicated by archbishop William de Wikewan seventeen years ago, and then the said Thomas was four years old.
Adam le Kok of Scheffeud, aged 40 years and more, agrees, and knows it because he was with Sir Thomas de Furnyvaus, father of Eleanor mother of the said Thomas, and in the same year on the morrow of the Purification his own father died.
And because the said Thomas has sufficiently proved his age and appears by the look of his body to be 21 years of age, let him have seisin of the lands &c. of his inheritance, and let this record be sent to the chancellor.
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438. WALTER SON OF THOMAS DE BARKESTON.
Petition of the archbishop of York for livery of seisin of a messuage and 11a. land held of him by knight’s service by the said Walter (undated).
Writ of certiorari de causa capcionis to the sheriff of York, 20 Oct. 25 Edw. I.
YORK. Inq. made before the sheriff at Schyrburn on the eve of St. Thomas the Apostle, 25 Edw. I.
Barkeston. The said Walter held on the day of the battle between the king of England and the Scots at Dunbar of the archbishopric of York a messuage, 11a. land, and other tenements in Barkeston, by homage and service of 1/4 knight’s fee, 15s. 10d. yearly rent, and doing suit at the court of the archbishopric at Schyrburn every three weeks. He was in the battle at Dunbar, as an enemy of the king and realm, and in aid of the Scots, wherefore the sheriff seized the said messuage &c. into the king’s hand. Alice, late the wife of Thomas father of the said Walter, holds a messuage and 24a. land there in dower, of the inheritance of the same Walter, which ought to revert to him, had he kept to the king’s fealty.
The jurors know not if the said Walter is dead, but after the said battle he adhered to the Scots and never returned to the king’s fealty. If he is still alive he is with the Scots.
Endorsed: This escheat because it is of war, belongs to the king, saving the service due to the lord of the fee, because he was and is, if still alive, a public enemy of the king and realm.
Let him have it of the king’s gift, although it is an escheat of war and belonged to the king. Yet this he does of special grace.
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439. GILBERT DE BULBEK alias BOLBEK.
Writ, 27 Oct. 25 Edw. I.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. made at Beknesfeud on Friday after St. Hilary, 26 Edw. I.
Kyngesheye. The manor (extent given), including rents of 4 clove gilliflowers yearly, held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee.
Little Kenebell. 3a. wood held of Adam de Kyngeshemede by service of a rose yearly.
Simon his son, aged 22 and more, is his next heir.
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440. MASTER WILLIAM PIKEREL alias PYKEREL.
Writ, 18 Oct. 25 Edw. I.
WARWICK. Inq. made at Warrewyk on Wednesday after St. Katharine, 26 Edw. I.
The said William enfeoffed his nephew Walter Pykerel, to him and his heirs, of all the lands which he held in fee two years before he died, and the said Walter has continued in peaceful seisin thereof, viz.:—
[Kyngesbrome.] A messuage, a carucate of land, 3a. meadow, and 15s. 4d. rent from two bondmen in Kyngesbrome, all held in the same town of the king in chief by service of 1/10 knight’s fee.
Eckleshale. A messuage, 2 virgates of land, and 1a. meadow, held of the fee of Budeford of the heirs of Philip Burnel, rendering to them 5s. yearly and doing suit at the court of Budeford.
Overesle. A virgate of land and 1 1/2a. meadow, held of William le Botyler, rendering 2s. yearly.
Strettone on the Foss. A messuage, 5 virgates of land, 1a. meadow and pasture, and 6s. rent from two free tenants, held of the heirs of Ralph Tony by foreign service; 2 virgates of land, 1a. meadow, and 19s. rent from a free tenant and four cottars, held of the heirs of Robert le Breche, rendering 1 1/2d. and doing foreign service; 1/2 virgate of land held of the Hospitallers, and it shall give to them on his death 10s.
Hylberworthe. Master William Pykerel was enfeoffed jointly with the said Walter, of a messuage and carucate of land of the gift of Denise late the wife of Sir Henry Hubaud; and of a third part of a messuage and carucate of land for the life of the said Denise.
Gyliana his sister is his next heir and of full age.
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441. JOHN FRESHENEDE alias DE FRESKENEDE, DE FRISKENADE.
Writ, 16 July, 25 Edw. I.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. made at Wheteley on Monday before St. Denis, 25 Edw. I.
Herewell. A bovate of land, 7 bondmen holding 5 bovates of land in villenage, rendering 20s. 1d. assised rent yearly and works &c. worth 21s. 4d., held of the king in chief of the manor of Wheteley, rendering 12 1/2d. yearly and doing two suits yearly at the court of Wheteley.
He has no heir in England or elsewhere because he was a bastard; the aforesaid tenements ought to be escheat to the king.
Writ of plenius certiorari on the representation of Simon de Freskenede, brother of the aforesaid John, who shewed the charter, that William de Freskenede his father enfeoffed the said John of the abovesaid lands to hold to him and the heirs of his body, with remainder to Simon and Arnold his brothers, 6 Dec. 26 Edw. I.
Endorsed: This writ was received on 29 July.
NOTTINGHAM. Inq. made at Retford on Saturday the morrow of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 26 Edw. I.
Herewell. William de Friskenade, father of the said John, enfeoffed him by charter of the above tenements, with reversion as stated in the writ, and they ought to remain to the said Simon and Arnold by the death of the said John.
Writ of Privy Seal to the chancellor to issue letters under the great seal according to the custom of the realm, Simon de Freskenede having done fealty for the lands and tenements late of John de Freskenede his brother, 9 Oct. 26 Edw. I.
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442. WILLIAM DE PUTTON.
Writ, 6 Nov. 25 Edw. I.
WILTS and SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. made ad Crucem Dubenel on Wednesday before St. Clement, 26 Edw. I.
WILTS. Putton. A messuage, 40a. arable, …. meadow, and pasture, held of the king in chief by service of rendering yearly to the bailiff of Claryndon for the king’s use 20s., and by service of keeping a certain wood called Bokholte in the forest of Claryndon, and also keeping the same forest with one man; and the profit of this bailiwick in Clarendon is worth 4s. yearly.
SOUTHAMPTON. Berghton. 40a. land, and pasture, held of the king in chief by the service aforesaid; and a messuage, 60a. arable and 2a. meadow, held of Adam de Quercu and other divers lords, rendering yearly to them 1/2 mark.
John his son, aged 26 and more, is his next heir.
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443. WILLIAM DE VESCY alias DE VESCI.
Writ (of certiorari) on the complaint of Isabel late the wife of the said William that certain lands &c. in Elyngton which were of her inheritance had been taken into the king’s hand on the death of the said William, 12 Oct. 25 Edw. I.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. made at Newcastle upon Tyne on Tuesday after the octave of St. Hilary, 26 Edw. I.
Ellinton. Adam de Perinton [alias de Perington], father of the aforesaid Isabel, was seised in his demesne as of fee, of the manor of Ellington, which after his death descended to the said Isabel, the wife of William de Vescy, Katharine Paynelle and Letice de Kenys [alias de Keygnes] as his daughters and heirs; and afterwards the said Letice gave her whole pourparty of the said manor to her sister Isabel to hold to her and her heirs of Sir John de Ballio[lo] and his heirs.
Endorsed: Let this inquisition be amended thus—viz.—to the same effect as above, adding that because the lands of Sir John de Balliolo are in the king’s hand the said Isabel now holds two parts of the manor of the king by service of two parts of a knight’s fee, rendering 44s. 1d. yearly for the guard of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Writ (ad melius inquirendum) to the escheator because an inquisition taken after the death of the said William makes no mention whether his lands &c. in Elington were taken into the king’s hand or not, nor whether he held them jointly with Isabel his wife, nor of whom they are held or by what service, 10 Feb. 26 Edw. I.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. made at Seton de la Val, 2 March, 26 Edw. I.
Ellinton. The escheator took the said lands &c. into the king’s hand after the death of the said William to keep until Isabel his wife should do her homage and fealty for them, and give her oath not to marry without the king’s licence. The said William and Isabel held two parts of the manor, as the land and inheritance of the said Isabel of the king, by reason of the lands &c. of John de Balliolo being in the king’s hand, by service of two parts of a knight’s fee, and rendering 44s. 1d. yearly at the exchequer of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Endorsed: Let this inquisition be amended thus—first let them say openly that after the death of William de Vescy two parts of the manor were taken into the king’s hand: afterwards let them say distinctly and openly how much land there is and what it is worth: afterwards let them say, and they can say confidently, that the said William and Isabel did not hold those tenements conjointly, but that she was seized thereof as of her own inheritance before the said William married her, and the said William had nothing therein excepting in that he had the custody of his wife’s body and lands: afterwards let them say that she held the said tenements of John de Balliolo by service of two parts of a knight’s fee, and rendering 44s. 1d. for the guard of Newcastle upon Tyne, and now she holds the same of the king by the same service because the lands &c. of the said John are in the king’s hand.
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