Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 4, Edward I. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1913.
This free content was digitised using optical character recognition and sponsored by the AHRC-funded 'Mapping the Medieval Countryside' project of the University of Winchester and King's College London. All rights reserved.
Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I, File 111
|DEVON.||Inq. taken at Exeter on the last day of July, 31 Edw. I.|
Southtauton. A messuage, a carucate of land, 30s. rent and a water-mill, held of the heir of Ralph Tony, a minor and in the king’s wardship, by service of rendering 12s. 1d. yearly.
See Vol. III. No. 238.
|E. Inq. p.m. File 7. (3.)|
|187.||[ (fn. 1) Deest. ROGER WODEROUE.|
Hope town. A messuage and 2 bovates of land.
Peak forest keepership in Hopedale.]
|188.||RICHARD LE ARCHER.|
|Writ [6 (fn. 2) ] June, 32 Edw. I.|
|DERBY.||Inq. made at Derstones in the Peak on Friday before the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 32 Edw. I.|
Great Hekelowe. A messuage &c. 3 bovates of land, a several pasture, and a mine called Bot, held of the king in chief by service of keeping the forest of the Peak in person with bow and arrows.
Richard his son, aged 30 and more, is his next heir.
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (1.)|
|189.||JOHN DE MERK.|
|Writ to the mayor and bailiffs of Berwick upon Tweed, 26 Jan. 32 Edw. I.|
|BERWICK UPON TWEED.||Inq. Friday after St. Matthew, 32 Edw. I.|
Berewyc borough. A burgage in St. Mary’s Street which was of Peter de Coventre, held of the king in chief and in fee, rendering 6d. yearly to the king and his heirs by the hands of the bailiffs.
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (2.)|
|190.||ROBERT DE HEPHALE alias DE HEPPEHALE.|
|Writ, 1 March, 32 Edw. I.|
|YORK.||Inq. made at Patrikebrumton on Sunday the octave of Easter, 32 Edw. I.|
Neuton. The manor, viz. a capital messuage, 25a. land in demesne and 3a. meadow, and there are no other profits; held of Thomas de Burg for 1/8 knight’s fee.
Robert his son, aged 22 on Sunday before St. Martin, 31 Edw. I, is his next heir.
|NORTHUMBERLAND.||Inq. made at Alnewyck, 6 April, 32 Edw. I.|
Hephale. A moiety of the manor, worth 20l. yearly, held of Sir Luke Taylboys in chief by service of 15s. yearly and by service of rendering cornage to him yearly.
Denton by Newcastle. A carucate of land held of John de Wodryngton by service of 1d. yearly.
Heir as above, aged 23 at the feast of St. Martin next.
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (3.)|
|191.||HUGH SON OF RALPH DE COTES.|
|Writ, 6 March, 32 Edw. I.|
|STAFFORD.||Inq. made at Stafford, 26 April, 32 Edw. I.|
Cotes by Stafford. A capital messuage, 40a. land and 2a. meadow, held of the prior of St. Thomas the Martyr by Stafford by service of 1/18 knight’s fee, viz. of a little fee of Mortain.
He held nothing of the heir of Richard son of Alan, sometime Earl of Arundell, (a minor and in the king’s wardship,) nor any lands of the king.
Henry his son, aged 10 at the feast of St. John the Baptist last, is his next heir.
|C. Edw. I. File 111 (4.)|
|Writ, 10 Sept. 32 Edw. I.|
|BERKS.||Inq. 18 Nov. 32 Edw. I.|
Bochampton. A messuage &c. and 23 1/2a. arable held of the king in chief by serjeanty of carrying the king’s horn when the king comes to hunt within the hundred of Lambourne.
He held no other lands &c. in the bailiwick.
John his son, aged 24 and more, is his next heir.
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (5.)|
|193.||RICHARD DE UNTHANK.|
|Writ, 10 May, 32 Edw. I.|
|CUMBERLAND.||Inq. made at Carlisle on Wednesday after the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 32 Edw. I.|
Skelton. 10a. land held of the king in chief by service of 3 1/2d. for cornage to be rendered yearly to the sheriff for the king’s use; and 30a. land and meadow held of Gilbert de Southaik by service of 1d. yearly.
Joan his daughter, aged 20 and more, is his next heir.
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (6.)|
|194.||HENRY DE HEREFORD alias DE HERFORD.|
|Writ, 15 June, 32 Edw. I.|
|HEREFORD.||Inq. made at Herford, 16 July, 32 Edw. I.|
Mordeford. A messuage &c. 100a. land, 6a. meadow and 2a. pasture, held of the king in chief by service of a pair of gilt spurs.
Kenewerston. A messuage &c. 60a. land, 2a. meadow and 1a. pasture, held of William de Loudelawe by service of 6d.
He had no other lands &c. in the bailiwick.
John his son, aged 32 and more, is his next heir.
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (7.)|
|195.||JOHN DUMMER alias DE DOMMERE, DE DONMERE.|
|Writ, 15 March, 32 Edw. I. Endorsed Leic(ester).|
|[LEICESTER.]||Inq. Monday the eve of SS. Tiburcius and Valerian, 32 Edw. I.|
Eston. A capital messuage &c. 96a. arable, 16a. meadow, 3r. pasture, and 8 cottars, held of the abbot of Peterborough by service of 1/2 knight’s fee, and coming twice a year to the abbot’s court.
Robert his son, aged 28, is his next heir.
|SOUTHAMPTON.||Inq. 1 April, 32 Edw. I.|
Donmere alias Dommere. A moiety of the manor (extent given), including a hall thatched with straw, held of the king in chief of the honour of St. Valery (Sancti Walericy) by service of a knight’s fee and doing one suit at the court of Osenee, which honour and court were of the earl of Cornwall.
Heir as above.
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (8.)|
|196.||JOAN, LATE THE WIFE OF JOHN WAKE.|
Petition by the said Joan to the king’s treasurer; whereas she obtained a writ of dower against William le fiz Aleyn, of a third part of the manor of Wysby Hadyngton, co. Lincoln, and he vouched to warrant Thomas son and heir of John Wake, in the king’s wardship, who warranted by the king’s command; wherefore it was awarded that she should have to the value out of the king’s seisin; and because the king has nothing of the heir’s inheritance except the rent of Skeldynghopp in co. Lincoln, a writ of seisin issued, to which John Bygot who holds the manor answered that the escheator requires a warrant from the exchequer so that he may allow seisin. (French.)
Memorandum. The said Joan was assigned her dower in the rent of Skeldyngh(opp) in Trinity Term, in the year 29. ro. 96.
Endorsed. Let her sue a writ in the chancery to the justices of the bench to cause the record and process to come &c.
|Writ to the justices of the bench, commanding them to send the record and process of the suit before the late justices between the said Joan and William le fiz Aleyn concerning her dower in Wysseby and Hadyngton, 15 Jan. 32 Edw. I.|
|Pleas at York before the justices of the bench on the Octave of Holy Trinity, 29 Edw. I.|
|LINCOLN.||Joan late the wife of John Wake seeks against William son of Alan a third part of the manor of Suthicham, and of a messuage and 6a. land in Est Depyng, and of the manor of Hadyngton and Whisseby, as dower. And the said William calls to warrant Thomas son and heir of John Wake, whose body is in the wardship of the said Joan, and his lands in that of the king in the said county and in co. Cumberland, and he proffers three writings of the said John Wake:—one testifying that he granted to the same William the manor of Hadyngton and all his tenants in Whysceby, to hold to him &c. for ever, rendering a rose yearly, saving the king’s foreign service; another testifying that he quit-claimed to the said William all his right in the manor of Southycham, to hold to him &c. for ever, rendering a red rose yearly; and the third testifying that he granted to the said William a messuage and 6a. land in Est Depyng, which Maud Benet formerly held of Sir Baldwin, father of the same John, to hold to him &c. for ever, rendering a rose yearly; and he bound his heirs to warrant the same. Wherefore it was considered that the said William should hold in peace, and that the said Joan should have of the heir’s land in the king’s wardship in co. Lincoln to the value &c. because all the lands which the king has of that inheritance &c. in Cumberland are assigned to her for her dower &c. against other tenants &c. as appears elsewhere.|
|Writ of certiorari to Thomas son of Eustace and Henry de Baiocis, reciting the substance of the above record, and commanding them to extend the manors and tenements which the said Joan thus seeks in dower, and send the extents without delay, 6 Feb. 32 Edw. I.|
|[LINCOLN.]||Extent, dated at Lincoln on Tuesday before St. Gregory the Pope, 32 Edw. I.|
Suthicham. The manor (extent given), including plots of meadow called Nesse, Berwong, Milnedike, Yodepe, ‘le Hevedlande,’ and Bermeslee, and a fishery.
Hadyngton and Whisscesby. The manor (extent given).
Est Depyng. A messuage and 6a. land.
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (9.)|
|197.||ROBERT DE GLANTON alias DE GLANTINDON.|
|Writ, 1 Oct. 32 Edw. I.|
|NORTHUMBERLAND.||Inq. made at Felton on Friday after the octave of St. Michael, 32 Edw. I.|
Wytingtham. A third part of the manor (extent given), including a capital messuage, held of the king in chief by homage, and service of 27d. at the exchequer of Newcastle upon Tyne yearly for his pourparty of 1/2 mark for the whole manor; excepting 17a. arable, 4a. meadow, and 2 bondages each containing 20a., in Wytingtham, and 16a. arable, 10d. yearly rent and 5 bondages and a brewery, in Thronton, whereof the said Robert enfeoffed Sir Peter de Wyteby, chaplain, 20 years ago &c., who granted the same to the said Sir Robert and Idonea his wife, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies of the king in chief by the services accustomed, with remainder to the right (justis) heirs of the said Robert.
Glantindon. A moiety held of John son of Hugh and Isabel his wife by fealty and service of 40s. yearly.
John his son, aged 27 at the feast of St. Peter in Cathedra next, is his next heir.
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (10.)|
|198.||ROBERT DE HALGHTON.|
|Writ, 30 Jan. 32 Edw. I.|
|SALOP.||Inq. 15 April, 32 Edw. I.|
Withinton. A messuage, 30a. land and 1/4a. meadow, held of the heir of Richard son of Alan, sometime earl of Arundell, a minor and in the king’s wardship, by service of making two appearances yearly at the court of Upton for all services; and 4 carucates of land held of Philip Nugent by service of doing suit at the county (court) of Salop for the said Philip every month, and at the hundred (court) of Bradeford every three weeks, for all services.
Longenolre. 2 carucates of land held of John de Doyle by service of 12d. yearly.
North Clebur[y]. 2 carucates of land held of Roger de Mortuo Mari by service of 46s. 8d. yearly.
Halghton and Offeley. The manors held of Edmund baron of Stafford by service of 2 knights’ fees.
He held no other lands in the bailiwick.
Thomas his son, aged 15 on the day of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist last, in his next heir.
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (11.)|
|199.||FINA, LATE THE WIFE OF WILLIAM DE TWAMHULL alias DE TWAMHELLE.|
|Writ, 8 April, 32 Edw. I.|
|ESSEX.||Inq. taken at Little Waltham on Tuesday after St. Augustine, 32 Edw. I.|
Little Waltham and Great Leyes. 33a. arable, 1/2a. meadow, 1 1/2a. pasture and 2s. rent, held of the abbot of St. Edmunds by service of 11d.
Her kinsfolk, Ranulph de Haylesden, Christiana de Massingeham, Joan de Saukevile, Robert de Dykeleye, Maud the wife of John Clerk (Clerici), and Margery the wife of Simon de Twamhulle, are her next heirs, and the youngest is 30 and more.
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (12.)|
|200.||WILLIAM DE ERKALWE alias DE ERKALEWE.|
|Writ, 20 Feb. 32 Edw. I.|
|SALOP.||Inq. made at Welinton, 15 March, 32 Edw. I.|
Erkalewe. The manor (extent given with names of free tenants) held of the heir of Philip Burnell, a minor and in the king’s wardship, by service of 6d. yearly; and Petronilla his wife was enfeoffed jointly with him by one Master William Burnell of a carucate of land and 6l. 5s. rent in the same manor.
Little Soutley. 60s. rent held of John, son of Roger Lestrange (Extranei), by service of 12d. yearly.
William his son, aged 19 on the day of St. Thomas the Martyr last, is his next heir.
|Writ of plenius certiorari, because no mention is made in the above inquisition whether the said William held elsewhere of the king in chief, and whether the said William and Petronilla held jointly on the day he died, or not, 15 March, 32 Edw. I.|
|SALOP.||Inq. made at Erkalewe 16 April, 32 Edw. I.|
|The said William held nothing of the king in chief; he and the said Petronilla held jointly the abovesaid land and rent in Erkalewe, on the day he died.|
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (13.)|
|201.||ROGER DE HADHAM.|
|Writ, 4 June, 32 Edw. I.|
|BEDFORD.||Inq. made at Wardone, 2 July, 32 Edw I.|
Wardone. A messuage, 13a. land and 1/2a. meadow, whereof he was enfeoffed by John de Boueles [alias de Bueles], who holds of the king in chief whether by knight’s service or serjeanty the jury know not, rendering 3s. 10d. yearly to the said John and his heirs. And because he entered the king’s fee without licence, the said tenements were seized into the king’s hand for 3s. to be paid yearly to the king until he shall have made fine for his entry.
Rose, aged 30 and more, and Alice, aged 24 and more, daughters of John Torold of Hadham his brother, are his next heirs.
|Writ (ad melius inquirendum) because the above inquisition makes no mention by what service the tenements are held of the king, 1 March, 33 Edw. I.|
|BEDFORD.||Inq. made at Bedef(ord), 3 May, 33 Edw. I.|
Wardon. The aforesaid tenements are held of the king in chief by service of 1/80 knight’s fee and no other service.
Pourparty of John Aylmer and Alice his wife viz.—a moiety of the above.
Pourparty of William de Whytton and Rose (Roesia) his wife viz.—a moiety of the above.
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (14.)|
|202.||JOHN DE LANGEFORD alias DE LONGEFORD.|
|Writ, 5 July, 32 Edw. I.|
|[DERBY.]||Inq. Monday the feast of St. Margaret, 32 Edw. I.|
Longeford. A capital messuage &c. 120a. land, 10a. meadow, 5 bovates of land in ‘Le Wodehuses’ which are held in bondage, 3 1/2 bovates of land in Malvurton (?), 6 bovates of land in Bobindon, cottagers rendering 20s. 4d. yearly, a park and a water-mill, held of the bishop of Chester by service of a knight’s fee and two appearances at the court of the said bishop at Lich(field) yearly.
He held nothing of the king there.
Nicholas his son, aged 16, is his next heir.
|[DERBY.]||Inq. Wednesday after St. James, 32 Edw. I.|
Kinwaldmers. The manor (extent given) held of the king in chief by service of serjeanty, viz. finding a horse price 5s. with a sack and skewer (stimulo) in the king’s war in Wales for forty days, and doing suit at the Peverel court of Scarvesdale every three weeks.
Barleburg. The manor with its members (extent given) held of Sir Robert de Stotevile by service of 5 knights’ fees and doing suit at his court at Ekinton. The presentation to the church belongs to the said John and Walter de Gousil alternately, and the first presentation to the said John.
He gave to Nicholas his son and heir and Katherine his wife in free marriage 20l. of land in the manors aforesaid, seisin unknown.
The said Nicholas, aged 16, is his next heir.
|STAFFORD.||Inq. Monday after St. Peter ad Vincula, 32 Edw. I.|
Ethelastone. A moiety (extent given), including pastures called ‘la Haye’ and ‘Tenbrok,’ and free tenants in Quikeshulle, Prestwode, Caltone and Stantone rendering 22s. yearly, held of Edmund baron of Stafford by service of a moiety of a little knight’s fee and doing suit at his court of Stafford every three weeks.
Heir as above.
|Writ of plenius certiorari, because the above inquisition makes no mention whether the said John held the manor of Kilwaldmersh of the king as of the crown or of any honour or escheat now in his hand, or whether he ought to find the horse &c. at his own charges or the king’s, or what lands he gave to the said Nicholas and Katherine, or whether by the king’s licence or not, 15 Oct. 32 Edw. I.|
|[DERBY.]||Inq. Wednesday after All Saints, 32 Edw. I.|
|Kenewaldemerche. He held the manor of the king in chief as of the honour of Peverel now in the king’s hand, and not of the crown, by service of finding a man, with a horse, sack &c. as above, for forty days at his own charges, and doing suit &c. as above. In the summer before he went to the king in Scotland there was an agreement (prelocucio) made between the said John and Sir Henry de Braylesford that their sons and heirs should marry their daughters respectively, so that after the said espousals the said John should give to Nicholas his son and heir with Katherine daughter of the said Henry 20l. of land in the manors of Kenewoldemerche and Barleburgh to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies, and accordingly such a charter was made by the said John, but seisin was never given to the said Nicholas and Katherine in the life of the said John, who died seised thereof, and the charter is therefore void. The jurors of the first inquisition were simple persons not cognizant of English laws and customs, to whom it appeared that the charter was sufficient without seisin delivered, whereas it was of no value.|
|Writ of certiorari to the escheator to make inquisition whether the said John held anything in his bailiwick of the king in chief as of the crown, or not, and if the honour of Peverel was ever of the ancient demesne of the crown, or not, 28 March, 33 Edw. I.|
|DERBY.||Inq. taken at Derby on Thursday before Easter, 33 Edw. I.|
|The said John held nothing of the king in chief as of the crown in the bailiwick, and the said honour was at no time of the ancient demesne of the crown, of England.|
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (15.)|
|203.||WALTER DE WYGHTHULL.|
|Writ, 4 Oct. 32 Edw. I.|
|OXFORD.||Inq. 11 Nov. 32 Edw. I.|
Wighthull. A messuage with fishpond &c., 160a. arable, 8a. meadow, 3a. several pasture, rents of free tenants and tenants in villenage (named), and pleas &c. of court, held of the king in chief by service of 1/2 knight’s fee as of the honour of St. Valery, now in the king’s hand.
John his son, aged 39 and more, is his next heir.
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (16.)|
|204.||ROBERT DE BELLO CAMPO.|
|Writ, 24 Nov. 32 Edw. I.|
|BEDFORD.||Inq. 21 Jan. 32 Edw. I.|
Luton alias Luyton. 44a. arable, 3a. meadow, a several pasture, a moiety of a water-mill with the fishery, (a moiety?) of a market, pleas &c. 12 free tenants and 2 customers, held of Cecily de Bello Campo, as by fee tail to him and the heirs of his body, of the gift and enfeoffment of the said Cecily, rendering her a pair of gilt spurs yearly, with reversion to her and her heirs; and a messuage held of Robert son of Aylward Bissop by socage, rendering 19d. yearly and 1lb. of wax.
John de Bello Campo of Sumersete, lord of Hache, aged 30 and more, is his next heir.
|CAMBRIDGE.||Inq. 10 Jan. 32 Edw. I. (defaced).|
Dulingham. The manor (extent given) held of Cecily de Bello Campo of her gift and enfeoffment by fee tail, viz. to him and the heirs of his body, with reversion to her and her heirs; and it is held of the abbot of St. Wandregesil’s, Normandy, freely without any yearly service.
He held nothing as of fee simple.
He died without heir of his body, and the reversion of this manor belongs to the aforesaid Cecily. John de Bello Campo his brother, aged 30, is his next heir.
|Writ of scire facias to the escheator, reciting the substance of the inquisition concerning the lands in Luton, and whereas by inspection of the rolls of the chancery it appears that by letters patent the king gave licence to the said Robert to retain to him and his heirs for ever certain lands &c. which he had there of the grant of Cecily de Bello Campo his mother, he is to warn the said Cecily and John de Bello Campo, the heir, to be present before the king and council at York on the quinzaine of Easter next, 30 Jan. 32 Edw. I. Endorsed by the escheator that he had warned the parties accordingly.|
|BEDFORD.||Inq. 20 March, 32 Edw. I.|
|Luton. Having viewed the writings made between the said Cecily and Robert, and the king’s letters patent, the jurors say that the said Cecily enfeoffed the said Robert to hold to him and the heirs of his body, by service to her of a pair of gilt spurs yearly for her life, and after her death to render 1lb. cummin yearly to her heirs, with reversion to her and her heirs, and he was thus in seisin until the day of his death; but whether by reason of the king’s confirmation he did homage to the king or not is unknown to the jurors, because they have had no previous knowledge of letters patent of this kind.|
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (17.)|
|205.||FULK DE ARCHIACO.|
|Mandate under the privy seal to the chancellor to send the inquests made touching Aymar Darchiak, in respect of the delivery of the lands &c. whereof Fouk Darchiak died seised, of the inheritance of Mabel mother of the said Aymar, daughter and one of the heirs of William le Fort, with her pourparty of the lands which Maud de Kyme held, which lands &c. were taken into the king’s hand because the said Aymar was an alien; and if the inquests are not already taken, to issue a writ under the great seal forthwith, 6 May, 32 Edw. I. (French.)|
|Writ 24 May, 32 Edw. I.|
|SURREY.||Inq. 27 June, 32 Edw. I.|
Wodemeresthorn. The manor (extent given) held, by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Mabel sometime his wife, of the earl of Gloucester by service of a knight’s fee.
Aymer (Adomarus) de Archiaco, aged 25, is son and next heir of the said Mabel.
Maud de Kyme, deceased, late the wife of William de Fortibus, father of the said Mabel, was dowered whilst she lived of a third part of the whole manor, and held the same of the said Fulk and Mabel as dower, the reversion whereof belongs to the said Mabel’s heirs.
|C. Edw. I. File 111 (18.)|
|Writ [ (fn. 3) 19 Sept. 31 Edw. I] (missing).|
|LEICESTER.||Inq. taken at Kyrkeby on Monday after St. Nicholas, 32 Edw. I.|
Croxston. The manor (extent given) held of Bertram Kyriel of Welles by service of a pair of gilt spurs, price 6d. yearly.
Worthyngton. A messuage, 2 virgates of land, and a water-mill, tenure unspecified.
He died on 12 Oct. 31 Edw. I. Nicholas his son, aged 21 on the day of St. Thomas Archbishop and Martyr, in Christmas week next, is his next heir.
|C. Edw. I. File 111. (19.)|