Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I, File 103

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I, File 103

46. MICHAEL SON OF JOHN DE HOLE.
Writ of scire facias to the sheriff of Lancaster, whereas by an inquisition made by him it was found that a messuage and 3 bovates of land in Longeton, which the said Michael, who was outlawed for felony done in Cumberland as was said, held of Nicholas le Butiller, were in the king’s hand for a year and a day, the king commanded him cause the said Nicholas to have seisin of the same; and afterwards the king was given to understand that the said Michael was not outlawed, but that the late sheriff took the lands &c. into the king’s hand because he was of Scotch origin and was living in Scotland with his parents; and whereas afterwards Alan del Kar and Joan his wife came to the chancery asserting that the said Joan was sister and heir of the said Michael, and sought livery of the said messuage and land as her inheritance; the sheriff is commanded to warn the said Nicholas to be before the king on the quinzaine of Holy Trinity, to show cause &c. why the said tenement should not be rendered to the said Alan and Joan; 12 May, 29 Edward I.
Writ of certiorari to the same sheriff, reciting as above, and whereas he returned on the day aforesaid that the said Nicholas had died, he is commanded to enquire whether the said Michael died in the king’s fealty or not, and whether the said Joan is his next heir, 10 June, 29 Edw. I.
LANCASTER. Inq. made at Preston in Amoundernesse on Saturday after SS. Peter and Paul, 29 Edw. I.
[Longeton.] The said Michael died in the king’s fealty and peace at Dombar; he held the said messuage and land of Nicholas le Botiler and his heirs.
Joan the wife of Alan del Kar is his next heir.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (1.)
47. GEOFFREY DE SUTHORP and WALTER DE OFFORD, deceased.
Writ of plenius certiorari to William de Carleton and John de Kirkeby, because the abbot of Peterborough asserts that the marriage of John son and heir of Geoffrey de Suthorp, and the marriage of Walter son and heir of Walter de Offord, who are in his wardship, ought to pertain to him and not to the king, because their ancestors held of his predecessors in Peterborough and Stokes by Undele by knight’s service, long before they held anything of John de Camoys in Loholm which is held of the manor of Torpel, now in the king’s hand, 23 Feb. 29 Edw. I.
Writ of venire facias to the sheriff of Northampton to provide a jury, 23 Feb. 29 Edw. I.
Mandate from W. de Carleton to the sheriff to provide a jury at Thorpel on Wednesday in Easter week of 60 knights &c. of the neighbourhood of Torpel, Upton, Peterborough, Stokes by Undele, Loholm and Cotingham, given at Batesford, 19 March.
Endorsed: This writ was referred to the bailiffs of the Liberty of the abbot of Peterborough.
Jury panel.
[NORTHAMPTON.] Inq. taken at Torpel on Wednesday in Easter week, viz.— 5 April, 29 Edw. I.
The said Geoffrey held of the abbot of Peterborough certain tenements in Suthorp, Gunthorp, Hemmyngton and Stokes, by service of 3 knights’ fees, and so did his ancestors of the abbot’s predecessors time out of mind; and in 5 Edw. I he acquired of Ralph de Loholm a messuage and 2 carucates of land in Loholm by service of 1/2 knight’s fee, to hold of the lord of the manor of Torpel, and by suit at his court every three weeks.
The said Walter held of the said abbot a messuage and 1/2 virgate of land in Peterborough by service of 1/20 knight’s fee, and so did one Thomas de Offord and others his ancestors of the abbot’s predecessors time out of mind, viz. before the time of King Richard, and afterwards in the time of King Richard the said Thomas was steward of Peterborough and acquired parcels from divers men in Offord to hold of the chief lords of the manor of Torpel by service of 2s. and 1/2lb. cummin yearly, and doing suit at the court of that manor every three weeks, and rendering 2s. 11d. for scutage when scutage is at 40s. &c. and 7d. for the keeping of the castle of Rokyngham and for sheriff’s aid, to be received by the hands of the abbot’s bailiffs of the hundred of Nasso, which 7d. the bailiffs of the manor of Torpel shall receive from the same Walter.
Writ of plenius certiorari to the treasurer and chamberlains commanding them to search the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer and certify what they find concerning the above, 12 May, 29 Edw. 1.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (2.)
48. ROGER DE BACHESWORTH.
Writ of plenius certiorari on the complaint of Richard de Bachesworth, that whereas he was seised of the manors of Herfelde, Northmimmes and Bachesworth by the feoffment of the said Roger, long before his death, the escheator by reason of the idiocy of Roger brother of the said Richard and kinsman and heir of the aforesaid Roger, after the death of the same Roger took the same into the king’s hand, 28 June, 29 Edw. I.
MIDDLESEX and HERTFORD. Inq. made at St. Albans, 1 Aug. 29 Edw. I.
Herefeld, Northmymmes and Bachesworth. The said Richard was enfeoffed of the said manors to hold to him and the heirs of his body, by the said Roger who was sufficiently sound of mind and memory, and retained nothing for himself; and afterwards the said Roger went to a manor of the Hospitallers called More Halle, and there stayed for eight days in good health and afterwards became ill and died, day unknown. The said Richard has been seised thereof for seven years until now. The manor of Herefeld is held of the earl of Gloucester as of the honour of Clare by service of 3s. 9d. yearly, and 1/2d. daily for the maintenance of a certain watchman (vigilis) in the castle of Clare, doing also suit at the court of Clare every three weeks: the manor of Northmymmes is held of the same earl by service of 1/4 knight’s fee; and the manor of Bachesworth is held of the abbot of St. Albans by service of 1/4 knight’s fee, doing also suits at the abbot’s hundred (court) of Kaisford and at his court at St. Albans, every three weeks.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (3.)
49. RICHARD SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DANYEL of Tydeswell.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said Richard, whose lands &c. are in the wardship of Adam de Hamelton by the king’s commission, and who was born and baptized at Tydeswell, co. Derby, as is said, 1 March, 29 Edw. I.
DERBY. Proof of age made at Tideswelle on Tuesday after the Close of Easter, 29 Edw. (defective).
Nicholas son of Thomas de Topton, aged 50, says that the said Richard was born at Weseford in Ireland on the day of St. Mark, 2 Edw. I, and baptized in the baptistery of the church of St. John, Weseford, and he himself was then of the household of John the father and with him at Weseford; and he recollects the day because the said John and Cecily his consort, mother of the same Richard, crossed from Ireland at the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross next after the said Richard’s birth, bringing the said Richard and Nicholas and others of his household, and landed at Bristol, 26 years ago.
Richard de Bocstonys, aged 50 and more, agrees, but only knows it by the relation of others, but within the quinzaine of St. Michael, 2 Edw. I, he came to the house of William Folejaumbe at Wormehull and there saw the said Richard Danyel lying in his cradle aged about 20 weeks, 26 years ago.
[Richard] son of Richard Danyel, aged 50 and more, agrees, and knows it because within a month after the said birth John Danyel the father sent a letter to the said Richard containing that Cecily his wife had borne the said Richard on the said day of St. Mark; and he recollects because at that time he was the said John’s bailiff at Tideswelle ….. of Richard his son after he was taken to the house of the said William Folejaumb about the feast of St. Michael, 2 Edw. I …….. was guardian of the said Richard, often saw him at Wormehill whilst he was an infant, and often reckoned up his age.
John Martyn, aged 60 and more, agrees, and he saw the said Richard at the house of William Foljaumb about Michaelmas, 2 Edw. I, who was about 18 or 19 weeks old, and at the Christmas after he married his wife Eva, 26 years ago at Christmas last.
William son of Roger Folejaumb, aged 60 and more, agrees, and says that about Michaelmas 26 years ago he saw the said Richard an infant at the house of William Folejaumb, and it was then said that he had been born on the day of St. Mark before; and on the day of St. Michael (before?) … he married Beatrice his wife, 27 years ago ….
Hugh son of Roger, aged 70 and more, says the like, and knows it because at the quinzaine of St. Michael after he saw the said Richard (an infant), he took ….. at Tideswelle to farm for 27 years, whereof 26 have elapsed.
Nicholas Folejaumb, aged 50 and more, says the like. ……..
William Redymon, aged 60 and more, says the like; when he first saw the said Richard he was forester in the forest of ‘la Chaumpayne,’ and frequently had access to the house of William Foljaumb, but was removed from his office 25 years ago.
Alexander de Lucebi, aged 56 and more, says the like, … [Fole]jaumb where he had come with a present on behalf of Alan vicar of Tideswelle, his uncle, to Helen ….. and he recollects it because Henry de Luceby his uncle was instituted …… Easter next after he first saw the said Richard, 26 years ago.
Henry de Kongesdon, aged 60 and more, says the like, …. 26 years ago his wife Is(abel) bore a daughter Iseult, and he went to the house of William Foljaumb to ask Nicholas his brother, who was in service there, …… and saw the said Richard an infant: if the said Iseult had lived she would have been 26 at Michaelmas last.
Roger de Cheilmardon, aged 70 and more, says that about the feast of All Saints 26 years ago he came to the house of the said William, and [seeing] the said Richard an infant asked who he was, and was answered …… and was born in Ireland, at which he greatly marvelled ….. and he recollects because at the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist next following …… Thomas, who was 26 at that feast last.
Nicholas Gamyl of Cheilmardon, aged 50 and more, says that at Michaelmas 26 years ago, Ralph his father proposed to enfeoff him of a moiety of his lands in Cheilmardon, and he went to William Folejaumb to seek his advice as to the form of the charter of feoffment, and then first saw the said Richard; and he recollects the time by the feoffment made.
Memorandum. The said Adam de Hamelton being warned came not, and this proof was taken in his absence.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (4.)
50. JOHN, SON AND HEIR OF ROBERT LE BUTILLER, or LE BOTILER.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said John, whose lands &c. are in the wardship of Henry del Ree of Kyngesstaneford by the king’s commission, 30 Jan. 29 Edw. I.
HEREFORD. Proof of age made at Hereford, 7 July, 29 Edw. I (fragment).
John de la Hull, aged 42, says that the said John was 22 on the feast of St. Katherine, for he was born at Kyngestanford, and baptized in the church of Bisshopesfrome on the morrow; …… and this he knows because in that year he married Joan his wife.
Thomas Dobyn, aged 50, says the like, and knows it because William Dobyn his uncle …… the mill of Kyngestanford of Hugh de Paunton, lord of the manor.
William de Twypeton, aged 42, says the like, and knows it because Payn his son on the eve of St. Katherine ……
Stephen Young (juvenis), aged 41, says the like, and knows it because William his father on the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the same year, acquired the manor of ……
…., aged 58, says the like ……
Hugh de Hopton, aged 44, says the like, and knows it because on the feast of St. Clement in the same year he married Amice his wife.
…………
John le Taylor, aged 50, says the like, and knows it because on the feast of St. Michael in the same year he married E (?) ……
…………
John le Jevene, …. says the like, ……
Thomas Hemyoke (?), aged 40, says the like, and knows it because on the feast of St. Luke in the same year ……
…. lawe, aged 42, …. and knows it because Henry his father died on the feast of St. Lucy in the same year.
Henry de la Ree …… Henry came and testified that the said John was of full age.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (5.)
51. THOMAS, SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM DE LUTON.
BUCKINGHAM. Proof of age taken at Fletemershton, in the presence of Henry de Pentelawe, guardian of the lands &c. by the demise of Beatrice, late the wife of the said William, to whom the king committed the wardship, 2 Sept. 29 Edw. I (defective).
Richard son of William de Aylesbury, aged 40, says that the said Thomas was 21 on the day of St. Thomas the Apostle last, and was born at Hertwelle, co. Buckingham, on that day and baptized on the morrow in the church of the same town, which he knows because on the eve of All Saints preceding, William his own father died and he entered upon his lands &c. as his heir.
John Martyn, aged 50, says the like, and knows it because at Whitsunday following he married (?) ……..
Hugh le Jevene (?) ….. says the like, and knows it because he has a son Henry who …….. and is aged 21.
…….. because he has a son ……
…….. because he has a son William ……
Geoffrey le Sencler, aged 60, says the like, and knows it because …… de Hertwelle was a day of love taken between Gilbert de Bra …….
………. says the like, and knows it because on the day of St. Edmund the King in the same year he married ……
William Waryn, aged 60, ……..
Alexander Justice, aged 60 ……..
…………
…………
William de Suthcote …… he was yeoman (vadlectus) of William de Luton ….
C. Edw. I. File 103. (6.)
52. KATHERINE, DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF JAMES DE LANGEDON, whom Robert de Kynbauton married.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said Katherine, whose lands &c. are in the wardship of Petronilla, late the wife of William de Kynebauton, and the said William’s other executors, by the king’s commission, 3 Jan. 29 Edw. I.
ESSEX. Proof of age taken at Langedon, 4 May, 29 Edw. I.
John atte Clyve, aged 48, says that the same Katherine was 16 on the eve of St. Augustine the Bishop last, for she was born at Langedon on that day 13 Edw. I, and baptized in the church there on the morrow of that feast; which he knows because he was at Chelmesford in the company of James de Langedon her father at the eyre of the Justices in that year at Michaelmas, and at the feast of All Saints in the same year the said James died.
William de Sturmere, aged 44, says the like, and knows it because the said James died as abovesaid.
John de Beauchamp aged 45, John de Estele aged 40, William Bertholomeu aged 42, Elias de Langedon aged 46, John Poygnaunt aged 55, Thomas Osbern aged 60, Paulinus (Pawelinus) atte Stone aged 44, John atte Wode aged 40, Bartholomew Osbern aged 52, and Richard le Gyngnour aged 42, say the like, and know it for the same reason as John atte Clyve.
The said Petronilla for herself and co-executors says that she knows nothing against this proof.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (7.)
53. FRANCO DE SCOLOND alias DE SCOLAND, KINSMAN AND HEIR OF GEOFFREY DE SCOLOND.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said Franco, whose lands &c. are in the wardship of Alice de Leygrave by the king’s commission, 30 May, 29 Edw. I.
ESSEX. Proof of age taken at Berking, 12 June, 29 Edw. I (defective).
Walter de la Grave, aged 60, says that the same Franco was 21 on the day of All Saints last, and was born at Warle in his father’s house on the day of All Saints, and was baptized in the church of St. Mary there on the morrow; and this he knows because he married Rose the said Franco’s aunt, and because Franco de Skolond, father of the heir and brother of the said Geoffrey, died at Warle at the feast of St. Luke last 17 years ago, when the heir was 4 years old, except so much as is between that feast and All Saints, for he took the heir and delivered him to Richard de Skolond, who kept him until the escheator took him and his lands &c. into the king’s hand.
Ralph de Skolond, aged 60, says the like, and knows it because at that time he was bailiff of Franco, the father, of his manor of Warle, and until his death, and by his accounts recollects that that time was nearly 4 years, and since the said Franco’s death he has dwelt at his own house (mansionem) for 17 years.
William de Kirshampton, aged 50, says the like, and knows it because in the year after the said birth he married one Blanche, who was then of the household (familiaris) of Franco the father.
Nicholas le Clerk, aged 40, says the like, and knows it by the death of Franco the father …… feast of St. Luke last 17 years ago, when the heir was 4 …… Walter le Blake his own uncle died, whose executor he was, and by the date of his testament …..
Robert Page, aged . . says the like, and knows it because in the same year …… his wife.
John Korbyn, aged 40, agrees, and knows it because at the same time his wife bore him a daughter Joan, who is ………….. who died at the same time.
John Monke, aged 40, …… knows it because at that time he was of the household (familiaris in domo) of the heir’s father, and carried him to his baptism and was his godfather (patrinus).
Walter le Paumer, aged 40, agrees, and knows it because in the same year he married Katherine still his wife.
Walter Goudwyne, aged 50, agrees, and knows it because at that time his wife …… John who is 21 years of age.
Alexander and Peter Partrich, each aged 40, agree, and know it because at that time they were of the household of Franco (the father and) were (present) when the said heir was baptized, and have kept count of it ever since.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (8.)
54. GILBERT, SON AND HEIR OF THOMAS DE CLARE.
Writ to the justice and chancellor of Ireland to take the proof of age of the said Gilbert, whose lands, by the king’s special grace, were restored before he was of full age, 6 July, 29 Edw. I. Endorsed:— This writ reached Le Naas 10 May, 30 (Edw. I).
IRELAND. Proof of age taken at Cassell before Maurice de Rupeforti, deputy of the justice, and John Cantock, deputy of the chancellor of Ireland, on Saturday after St. Matthew, 30 Edw. I.
Maurice de Lees, knight, says that the said Gilbert was born at Lymerick and baptized in the cathedral church there by Gerald then bishop of Lymerick, on the morrow of the Purification, 9 Edw. I, and was 21 on the morrow of the same feast last; and this he recollects because he was then of the household of Thomas the father, and from then until the feast of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 15 Edw. I, when the said Thomas died, and the said Gilbert was 6 years old at the feast of the Purification then last past.
Thomas son of William agrees, and recollects because a sister of his bore a son on the same day, who was 21 at the feast of the Purification last.
Elias de Cheyne agrees, and recollects because his mother sent to Juliana de Clare the said Gilbert’s mother a present by him on the day she was in labour, 21 years ago.
Robert de Inscul agrees, and recollects because he was in a fight (conflictu) at Kyldroyn between the English and Irish on Monday after All Saints, when Robert le Butiller, knight, was wounded whereof he died, and the said Gilbert was born a year after; which fight was 22 years ago.
Maurice son of Matthew agrees, and recollects because several (plures) of his friends were killed in the said fight.
Richard Somervill agrees, and recollects because he was born at the feast of SS. Philip and James next after the birth of the said Gilbert, and proved his age at that feast last past.
Richard de Mora agrees, and recollects because he was in the wardship of Thomas the father, and 14 years of age when the said Thomas died, and the said Gilbert was 6 at the feast of the Purification then last past, and 15 years have elapsed.
Bartholomew le Flemmyng agrees, and recollects because a sister of his bore a son on the same day, who was 21 at the feast of the Purification last.
Robert son of Richard agrees, and recollects because his wife bore a daughter on the same day &c.
Henry son of Stephen agrees, and recollects because his daughter Sibyl died at the feast of St. Nicholas next before the said feast of the Purification, 21 years ago.
Maurice Gerveys agrees, and recollects because Walter his brother was wounded in the aforesaid fight so that his life was despaired of.
Stephen KyVernok agrees, and recollects because he was serving the said Thomas the father at his table, when news came to him of the birth of the said Gilbert &c. as above.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (9.)
55. ROGER SON AND HEIR OF ADAM DE BAVENT.
SUSSEX. Proof of age taken before the king at York on the octave of St. Michael, 29 Edw. I.
Whereas the said Roger, who was born and baptized at Wistaneston, as is said, says that he is of full age and seeks the lands &c. of his inheritance, whereof parts are in the wardship of William de Hamelton and Henry de Cobbeham, by the king’s commission, and parts in the wardship of Master William atte Felde and Andrew de Nevyll, by the demise of Albertinus Fulberd to whom the king granted the same as wardship, and the king gave him a day to prove his age, as aforesaid, the sheriff was commanded to summon jurors, and to warn the said William, Henry, Master William and Andrew to be present, who did not come, wherefore let the proof be taken.
Ralph de Catewyk, aged 50 and more, dwelling in Stanynges, distant half a league (?) (leucam) from Wistaneston, says that the said Roger was 21 on Friday before the Annunciation last, and was born at Wistaneston and baptized in the church there by a priest named John, and William [Berne(?)]hous, Roger de la Hyde and Eva de Cumbe were his godparents; and he knows of the heir’s age because he is his next neighbour, and has a son John who was born three years and more before and was 25 at the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last.
Robert de Bindevylle, aged 52 and more, dwelling at Hanefeld, three leagues from Wistaneston, agrees, and knows because he has a daughter Joan born 15 days before the Purification five years before the birth of the heir, who was 26 at that day last past.
William atte Denne, aged 54, dwelling at Horsam, six leagues from Wistaneston, agrees, and knows it because he has a son Richard born in the first week of Lent next before the birth of the heir, who was 21 on that day last past.
John Testard, aged 40, dwelling at Stanynges, two furlongs from Wistaneston, agrees, and knows because he has a son John born on the feast of Easter next after the heir’s birth, who was 21 on that feast last; he was also present when the heir was baptized.
John le Graunt, aged 42, dwelling at Hanefeud, four leagues from Wistaneston, agrees, and knows because Robert his father, whose heir he is, died on the eve of SS. Philip and James, twenty years ago, and the heir was born a year and more before.
Robert le French, aged 50 and more, dwelling at Brembel, a league from Wistaneston, agrees, and knows because he has a son Robert who was born at the feast of the Purification next before the heir’s birth, and was 21 at that feast last; and also Helen his wife immediately after the heir’s birth, went to nurse him for a month and more.
John atte Lee, aged 42, dwelling at Wassington, a league from Wistaneston, agrees, and knows because at that time he was in the service of Roger de la Hyde, godfather of the heir, and at the feast of Easter following he entered the service of John, archbishop of Canterbury, 21 years ago at that feast last.
Matthew de Apsele, aged 30 and more, dwelling at Shepele two leagues from Wistaneston, agrees, and knows because Robert his father died at the feast of St. Barnabas 21 years ago at that feast last and the heir was born on Friday before the Purification next before.
William le Spenser, aged 50 and more, dwelling at Chiltington, four leagues from Wistaneston, agrees, and says the heir was born as abovesaid and baptized on the Saturday following, and he himself from the feast of St. Martin following was in the service of the said Adam the father for twelve years until (quod) he died, from which time nine years have elapsed.
Philip de Percyng, aged 41, dwelling at Percyng, five leagues from Wistaneston, agrees, and knows because on Sunday in Mid Lent a year after the heir’s birth William his own father enfeoffed Robert Aguylun of all his tenements in Percyng, 20 years ago at Mid Lent last.
William Testard, aged 60 and more, dwelling at Stenyng, half a league from Wistaneston, agrees, and says that three years and more after the heir’s birth he married one Maud, 18 years ago at the feast of St. James last; and he was present at the purification of the heir’s mother.
Hugh de Combes, aged 40 and more, dwelling at Combes, two leagues from Wistaneston, agrees, and says that at the said feast of the Annunciation he was living in the service of John his elder brother, and so for six years until his brother died and he succeeded to his inheritance and held his lands for 15 years before Easter last.
And because the said Roger has sufficiently proved his age, let him have seisin of his lands &c. and let this record be sent to the chancellor &c.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (10.)
56. JOHN, SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE PAVELY.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said John, whose lands &c. are in the wardship of William de Welles by the demise of Alice Kybryak, to whom Oliver de Kibryak, who had them by the king’s commission, demised the same, 6 Feb. 29 Edw. I.
SOMERSET. Proof of age taken at Montacute, 22 June, 29 Edw. I.
William de Pavely of Cantukesheved, aged 42, says that the said heir was 22 on the eve of St. Matthew last, for he was born at Cantukesheved on that day, 6 Edw. I, and baptized in the church there on the same day; and this he knows because John the father was in his company at the last eyre of the justices at Somertone, viz.—in 8 Edw. I, and then saw the heir, aged nearly one year.
Robert le Vael, aged 54, says the like, and knows it because the said heir was nursed in his house in the eyre aforesaid.
Hugh de Bruges, aged 40, says the like, and knows it because Oliver de Kybriak obtained the wardship of the lands &c. by the king’s commission in the year following the said eyre.
Thomas of the mill (de molend’), aged 60, says the like, and knows it because he saw the heir being nursed in the house of Robert le Vael in the year of the said eyre.
Hugh Freman, aged 48, says the like, and knows it because he has a daughter Gonild who was born at Christmas in the year aforesaid.
John Borou (?), aged 40, says the same as Thomas of the mill.
Thomas de Bykenhul aged 62, Richard Swift aged 52, Geoffrey de Tyntehulle aged 50, John Cosyn aged 50, Richard de Loveny aged 48, and John Tony aged 40, say the like, and that the heir was born before the eyre of the justices aforesaid.
William de Welles, who had the wardship &c. was present and said he had offered the said heir a marriage without disparagement, who refused the same, wherefore the lands &c. ought not to be restored to him until the said William should be satisfied the value of the marriage. And afterwards he satisfied the said William for his marriage.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (11.)
57. WALTER DE SCRUTEVILLE.
Writ, 2 Aug. 29 Edw. I.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. made at Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday after the Assumption, 29 Edw. I.
Nafferton. The manor (extent given with names of tenants) held of the king in chief by homage and by service of 6 marks yearly at the exchequer of Newcastle.
He died on Wednesday the eve of St. Margaret in the year aforesaid. Richard his son, aged 23 at the feast of Easter last, is his next heir.
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58. MARGERY, THE WIFE OF THOMAS DE BOCLAND, DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF ELIAS CUSYN of Matfen West.
Writ, 20 June, 29 Edw. I. (defective.)
[NORTHUMBERLAND.] Proof of age, made at Stanfordham on Wednesday, the feast of St. Luke, 29 Edw. I (defaced).
John de Hydewyn, …., says that the said Margery was born at Matfen West on Thursday before the Conversion of St. Paul, 14 Edw. I, and was baptized on the morrow in the baptistry [of the church of Stanfordham,] 15 years ago on the said feast last past; and he well remembers because at the feast of the [Purification] after the said birth he came to Sir William de Halton as steward of his household, 15 years ago at that feast last past, and he and Sir Elias de Matfen West were then good friends.
Robert de Ponthope, aged 50, says the like, and knows it because on the same day that she was baptized, John his son married Alice daughter of Richard de Stanfordham, which was 15 years ago.
Thomas Baroun, aged 38, agrees, and remembers it because Agnes his mother died on the eve of the Purification next after the said birth 15 years ago.
William de Haucwell, aged 44, agrees, and remembers because Peter his son was born on the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, 13 Edw. I, 15 years ago at the same feast last past, and he and the said Margery are of an age.
John Colyn of ‘le Hough,’ aged 40, says the like, and remembers because he and Elias father of the said Margery were then at Newcastle upon Tyne, at the chapter before the archbishop’s official of Northumberland, and then was the house of his neighbour Robert del Hough accidentally destroyed by fire, 15 years ago.
Simon de Ruchestre, aged 42, agrees, and remembers because he was then building his hall, 15 years ago.
William Gryse of Matfen West, aged 54, agrees, and remembers because at the feast of Easter next after the said birth, Robert his brother was slain by robbers going to York on the business of Sir John de Herteweyton, 15 years ago, and he loved his brother above all living.
Adam son of Bernard de Ryhill, aged 40, agrees, and remembers because on the day she was born there was a great storm, and he was on his journey from Ryhill to Brynckeburn, and when he had to ride across the Coket he was nearly drowned, which was 15 years ago.
Geoffrey de Stanfordham, aged 39, agrees, and remembers because for a long time previously he had been in the service of the prior of Exsysham and at Christmas day before the said Margery’s birth when he had received his robe from the said prior, with his permission he went to his own house at Stanfordham, and it is 15 years since he left the prior’s service.
Adam de Tuysterygg, aged 43, agrees, and remembers because at the feast of the Purification next after the said birth as he rode to the market of Newcastle upon Tyne his horse stumbled (cespitavit) upon a small stone on the road, and he fell and broke his right leg (tibiam), 15 years ago.
Richard de Babyngton, aged 38, agrees, and remembers because Christiana his daughter was born on the feast of St. Vincent next before the birth of the said Margery, and was baptized on the day after the said Margery was baptized, 15 years ago.
Nicholas de Dalton, aged 39, says the like, and remembers because on the feast of St. Agatha next after the said birth two thieves were taken at Corebrygg and hung on the morrow, and on the same day it was announced to him that his brother Robert had died at York, at which he greatly grieved, and 15 years have elapsed since then.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (13.)
59. JOHN DE UPTON.
Writ, 30 May, 29 Edw. I.
SALOP. Inq. made at Brug’ on Saturday after All Saints, 29 Edw. I (defective).
Meduleye. 40a. arable, 1a. meadow, and 2 virgates of land, held of him in villenage (names of tenants given), and 2 nooks of land lying fallow, held of the heir of Philip Burnel, a minor and in the king’s wardship, by service of doing suit at the court of [ (fn. 1) Holgod] every three weeks for all services.
John his son, aged 16 at the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula last, is his next heir.
SALOP. Inq. 24 May, 30 Edw. I.
Upton. A messuage &c. a moiety of a water-mill, 2 carucates of land, each containing 40a., 10a. wood, 1a. meadow, 60s. assised rent from 9 villeins holding 9 virgates of land, and 12d. pleas &c. of court, held of Richard earl of Arundel, now deceased, by service of 1/2 knight’s fee.
The said John died half a year before the death of the said earl, who seized all his lands &c. into his hands, and dowered Isabel late the wife of the said John of a third part, and the wardship of two parts is in the hand of Alesia the said earl’s daughter by his gift.
Heir as above.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (14.)
60. HENRY DE ROTHINGE.
Writ, 2 June, 29 Edw. I.
NORFOLK. Inq. Wednesday before St. Andrew, 30 Edw. I.
Brethenham. A capital messuage, 80a. arable, certain pieces of meadow, 6a. heath, a liberty of fold, 5s. 5d. assised rent of free tenants, 14s. 7d. assised rent of customers, 14 hens, works, pleas &c. held of the king, as of the earldom of Albemarle, now in the king’s hand, by service of 1/2 knight’s fee; and 100a. arable held of William de Harcham by service of 12d. yearly.
He held no other lands this side Trent.
Alexander his son, aged 22 on the day of St. Margaret last, is his next heir.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (15.)
61. JOHN DE DANETHORP alias DE DANTHORP.
Writ, 12 Nov. 29 Edw. I.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. made at Carlisle on Friday after St. Gregory the Pope, 30 Edw. I.
Alneburgh. A capital messuage, containing within the close 1 1/2a. land, 124a. arable, 21a. land called ‘forlandes,’ 14 1/2 bovates of land demised to farm to divers tenants, a toft and 1 bovate of land which were of John Raven, 13 1/2a. meadow, 6 cottars holding 21a. arable at the will of the lord, herbage in a place called Alnebank, a brewhouse custom worth 13 1/2d. yearly, a water-mill, a fishery in the Alne by the mill, and 15 works in the time of reaping, held of Sir Thomas de Lucy by cornage, and by service of 5s. yearly.
William, son of Alice his elder sister, aged 28 and an idiot, and Joan, daughter of Mageria his younger sister, aged 22, are his next heirs.
[YORK.] Inq. made at Hedon, 8 March, 30 Edw. I.
Danthorp. Seven bovates and two parts of a bovate of land, a moiety of a close, containing 2a., tofts called Abby toft and Dundragh croft, a toft and a bovate of land held by Walter Stute a villein, and lands &c. held by other tenants (names given), held of the king in chief, as of the honour of Albemarle, by service of 1/48 knight’s fee; a capital messuage containing 4a., a moiety of a close called Milnecroft, 8 bovates of land, and a toft and 2a. land held by William the smith (faber), held of the provost of Beverley, rendering 10s. yearly; and a toft called Mikelcroft, containing 4 1/2a., held of John de Melsa, rendering 10s. yearly.
William son of Alice his sister, aged 28, and Joan daughter of Margery another sister, aged 21 and more, are his next heirs.
Partition made between the above heirs, of the abovesaid lands in Alneburgh and Danthorp (full extents given with field names and names of tenants) (undated and defective). Calendared at length in Cal. of Close Rolls, 1302-1307, pp. 92–98.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (16.)
62. ELEANOR THE WIFE OF BERTRAM DE CRIEL.
Writ, 13 Nov. 29 Edw. I.
KENT. Inq. made at Wy, 18 Jan. 30 Edw. I.
Estwell. The manor (extent given) held in dower of the king in chief by service of 2 knights’ fees; and Eleanor late the wife of John de Criel was enfeoffed of the manor by Walter de Sturton to hold for his life, and entered therein by fine levied in the king’s court by his licence.
After the death of the said Eleanor late the wife of John de Criel, the next heir is Bertram brother of the said John, aged 30 years.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (17.)
63. RALPH DE WEDON.
Writ, 17 Nov. 29 Edw. I.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. 15 March, 30 Edw. I.
Masseworth. A carucate of land (extent given), including a capital messuage, pleas &c. held of the king in chief, as of the honour of Walingfford now in the king’s hand, by service of 1/2 khight’s fee and doing suit at the king’s court of Walingfford every month.
Wedone. A carucate of land (extent given), including a capital messuage, held of the king in chief, as of the honour of Berchamst(ed) now in the king’s hand, for 1/4 knight’s fee, of the little fee, and doing suit at his court of Berchamst(ed) every three weeks.
Aumundesham. A carucate of land (extent given), including a capital messuage, of the king in chief as of the said honour of Berchamst(ed) for 1/4 knight’s fee, of the little fee, doing suit at the said court of Berchamst(ed) every three weeks.
Chessham. 80a. arable, 3a. meadow, and 5s. rent of free tenants, held of the earl of Oxford, rendering him 20s. yearly.
He held no other lands &c.
Ralph his son, aged 24 and more, is his next heir.
C. Edw. I. File 103. (18.)
64. RICHARD DE HARDEN.
Writ of certiorari, 18 April, 29 Edw. I.
WILTS. Inq. made at Merleberge, 12 June, 29 Edw. I.
Hardene. 1 1/2a. land and the bailiwick of the forestry of Savernak, which is called the ‘Broyl of Bedewynde,’ held of the king in chief by service of 8s. yearly at the castle of Merleberg.
He held no other lands in the bailiwick on the day he died.
E. Inq. p.m. File 6. (2.)
65. WILLIAM DE KENDALE.
Writ to the escheator to enquire when the said William died, whose daughter and heir Alice is a minor and ought to be in the king’s wardship, and who have since occupied the moiety of the manor of Derleye in the Peak, which, by inquisition now made before the barons of the exchequer, it is found that he held of the king in chief &c. 6 Feb. 29 Edw. I.
DERBY. Inq. 24 Feb. 29 Edw. I.
Derleye. Two parts of a moiety of the manor (extent given with names of tenants) held of the king as of the honour of the castle of the Peak, rendering 10s. 3d. yearly; and a third part of the said moiety (extent given with names of tenants), is held in dower by Amice de Murydene who was dowered long before the said William had anything there.
He died on Thursday after St. Agatha 23 Edw. I, and Nicholaa his wife held the said tenements after his death until Friday after St. Peter in Cathedra, 24 Edw. I. when the sub-escheator of co. Derby took the same into the king’s hand and held the same until Monday after St. Matthias following, when they were delivered to Alice daughter and heir of William de Kendale by writ; and then the said tenements came to the hands of Ralph Sperwater and the said Nicholaa, who held the same until the feast of St. Andrew, 26 Edw. I; and then they were held by Thomas de Peverwiche by the demise of Ralph Sperwater and Nicholaa his wife, who held the same until Friday after St. Valentine, 29 Edw. I, when the sub-escheator took them into the king’s hand who held them for 8 days, when they were delivered to Ralph Coterel by writ.
Memorandum, that on 24 Feb. 29 Edw. I. Ralph Coterel received of the sub-escheator two parts of the manor (sic) (extent given) of Derleye which were of William de Kendale, by the king’s writ by reason of the minority of Alice daughter of the said William, which tenements are held of the king of the honour of the castle of the Peak rendering 10s. 3d. yearly.
E. Inq. p.m. File 6. (4.)
66. THOMAS LE ARCHER.
Writ to be returned before the barons of the exchequer at York, 16 May, 29 Edw. I.
DERBY. Inq. made at Tydeswelle on Sunday after SS. Peter and Paul, 29 Edw. I.
Hokelowe. A capital messuage, 3 bovates of land, a plot of land called ‘le Boruis,’ and a lead mine, held of the king in chief by service of keeping the king’s forest of Campana in the Peak (de Pecco de Campana) in person. He held no other tenements.
E. Inq. p.m. File 6. (5.)
67. JULIANA DE WROKESHALE.
Writ, 16 September, 29 Edw. I.
BERKS. Inq. made at Bryth Walton, 8 June, 30 Edw. I.
Estbury. She held nothing of the king in chief in her demesne as of fee on the day she died, but Wenthlian, late the wife of John Tany, held in Estbury in dower of the inheritance of the said Juliana the tenements underwritten, as one dowered at the church door, in the lifetime of the said Juliana; which tenements are held of the king in chief for 1/4 knight’s fee; viz.—a messuage &c. a moiety of a water-mill, 50a. arable, several pasture, 1a. wood, 36s. 8d. rents from free tenants, and 5s. 6d. rents of customers, (extent given with names of tenants).
Joan de Serne, Rose (Roysia) de Brokenesbergh, Anastasia and Margaret, her daughters, are her next heirs; whereof Rose died 4 years ago and more, leaving John de Brokesbergh her son and heir, aged 22, and each of the said Joan, Anastasia and Margaret is at least 40. After this inquisition was made the said Anastasia, the wife of John de Haddon, died in Somerset and Henry her son, aged 18, is her next heir.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Northampton on Friday after St. …… (fragment).
E. Inq. p.m. File 6. (6.)
68. RICHARD SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE BACHESWORTH, an idiot.
Writ of certiorari to the escheator to enquire whether the said heir is an idiot or not &c. to be returned before the barons of the exchequer at York, 16 Nov. 29 Edw. I. by p.s.
CAMBRIDGE. Inq. Saturday after Christmas day, 30 Edw. I.
Haselingfeld. Richard, heir of the said John, is an idiot, and there pertain to him there 52a. arable, 4 1/2a. meadow, a several pasture, 31s. assised rent of free tenants, 3 customers holding 3 cottages and 20a. land, held of the king in chief by 1/8 knight’s fee and suit at the county (court) of Cambridge every month.
Sibyl de Bachesworth, his mother, is dowered of a third part of all the above. No advowson of a church pertains to the said lands &c. The executors of the earl of Cornwall now hold two parts of the above, which the late escheator delivered to the earl, at what time is unknown to the jury.
E. Inq. p.m. File 6. (7.)

Footnotes

  • 1. So given in the Calendar printed in 1806, but now illegible.