Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward II, File 23

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J E E S Sharp. A E Stamp, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward II, File 23', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 5, Edward II, (London, 1908), pp. 164-176. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol5/pp164-176 [accessed 13 June 2024].

J E E S Sharp. A E Stamp. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward II, File 23", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 5, Edward II, (London, 1908) 164-176. British History Online, accessed June 13, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol5/pp164-176.

Sharp, J E E S. Stamp, A E. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward II, File 23", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 5, Edward II, (London, 1908). 164-176. British History Online. Web. 13 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol5/pp164-176.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward II, File 23

280. THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF GILES DE BERKELEYE.
GLOUCESTER. Proof of age, Monday after the Purification, 4 Edw. II. (defaced.)
Robert de Compton, aged 60, says the said Thomas is 21 and more, for he was born on the day of St. Botulph, 17 Edw. I, at Cubberleye and baptized in the church there, which he knows because at the feast of St. Michael following he made exchange with Adam de No …… of his land in Compton for a rent in the town of Gloucester.
Richard Gylle, aged 50, says the same, and knows it because he has a daughter Christiana, who was born at Whitsunday in the same year.
John le Frankeleyn, aged 40, says the same, and knows it because at the quinzaine of St. John the Baptist in the same year his father Nicholas enfeoffed him of all his lands, &c. in ………
Thomas le Venour, aged 50, says the same, and knows it because at the feast of St. Michael previous he went into service with the abbot of Barlyng for two years, and that was twenty-two years ago at the feast of St. Michael last.
John Soty, aged 40, says the same, and knows it because Alice his sister had a son Thomas who was born at Brocworth at the feast of the Purification in the same year.
Henry de Bars, aged 60, agrees, and knows it because he has a daughter Maud who was born at Whitsunday in the same year.
William de ……, aged 40, agrees, and knows it because at Easter in the same year he was in service with the abbot of St. Peter’s, Gloucester, keeping his meadows near Gloucester, and stayed until the feast of St. Michael following.
Walter Glede, aged 50, agrees, and knows it because at the feast of St. Michael in the same year he was made a burgess of Gloucester.
John atte Hasele, aged 40, says [the said Thomas] was 21 on the feast of St. Botulph, 3 Edw. II, ……….
William le Walleys, aged . ., knows nothing of the age of the said Thomas.
William Neel, aged 60, says the same as the first witnesses, and knows it because he had a son John ……. at the feast of St. Michael in the same year.
William ….. aged 50, says the same, and knows it because at the feast …….. the birth of the said Thomas he married …. de ……
Richard de Duneford (?), aged 60 (?), says the same, and knows it because ……. his nephew has a son John who was born the same day and year.
Adam de Oldeburi, aged 50, knows nothing certain of the age of the said Thomas.
Thomas le Botiller could say nothing why the king should not deliver up the lands, &c., and Joan the wife ……. Thomas, being warned, came not.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (1.)
281. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE SUTTON.
Writ (missing).
DERBY. Proof of age, 2 Aug. 4 Edw. II.
Ranulph de Sneterton, aged 46, says that the said John was 21 on Monday before St. Peter in Cathedra, 3 Edw. II, for he was born at Wendesleye on that day, 16 Edw. I, and baptized in the church of Derleye on the Tuesday following, which he knows because he is his godfather, and because Nicholaa his daughter was born on Thursday after the same feast.
Henry de Hopton, aged 62, says the same, and knows it because Margery his wife died on the eve of the Epiphany in the same year.
John de Luchirche, aged 48, says as above, and knows it because he demised his land of Irton to Walter le Bagger in the same year for a term of twenty years, which finished at the feast of St. Michael, 2 Edw. II.
Simon de Hopton, aged 50, says as above, and knows it because he had a daughter Ellen born at the feast of All Saints, 16 Edw. I, who was 21 on the same feast in 3 Edw. II.
William de Hopton, aged 55, says as above, and knows it because at that time he went to the bishop of Worcester in service, and it is twenty-one years ago at Easter, 3 Edw. II.
William son of Henry de Cronford, aged 56, says as above, and knows it because on the same day he took seisin of land which he bought of Robert Hervi of Wykesworth, and it was twenty-one years ago on Monday after St. Peter in Cathedra, 3 Edw. II.
Roger in le Dale of Peverwych, says as above, and knows it because he took land of Lady Avice de Sneterton at the same feast for a term of twenty years, which elapsed at that feast, 2 Edw. II.
Robert de Macworth of Matlok, aged 44, says as above, and knows it because he married Agnes daughter of Simon de Hennelouwe at the feast of St. Martin before.
William the clerk of Matlok, aged 42, says as above, and knows it because he first came into that country with Master Richard de Neuport, his lord, at Christmas, 16 Edw. I.
William de Stephull, aged 43, says as above, and knows it because he took land for a term of twenty-four years from Richard le Sumter of Lincoln.
Robert de Gratton, aged 40, says as above, and knows it because in the same year he married Edusa daughter of Henry de Aldewerk.
Henry son of Roger de Mapelton, aged 70, says as above, and knows it because he had a daughter Rikemild born and baptized at Derleye, on the same days, who was 21 at that feast last.
Ralph Coterell, to whom the king committed the lands, &c., was present and could say nothing but that the said John was of full age, and ought to have seisin of the lands, &c.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (2.)
282. WILLIAM ……. HEIR OF RICHARD DE ESTON, who held of King Edward the king’s father in chief.
Writ (missing).
[YORK.] Proof of age. Thursday after the feast … St. Paul, 4 Edw. II. (defective and defaced.)
The said William was 21 on the day of the Assumption, 4 Edw. II, born in Broghton and baptized in the church there on the morrow.
William [de Costrunt?], aged 50, knows it because on the morrow of that feast he hunted near that church and took a hare …….
Robert de Farnhill, aged 46, knows it because his firstborn son was born at the feast of St. James in the same year, who ….. 21 years.
John de Kigheley, aged 60, knows it because Master Robert his son then first went to the schools of Oxford ……..
Constantine Fennell (?), aged 44, knows it because William his son was at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary ………… 21 years.
William de Brigham, aged 41, knows it because at the feast of St. Michael following the said feast of the Assumption ………….. twenty-one years ago.
William de Skipton ………. knows it because Adam his father died at the feast …………
[William Buck?], aged 50, knows it because ….. Maud his sister …. with Henry Maunsell on the day of St. Bartholomew following the said feast ……………
C. Edw. II. File 23. (3.
283. THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF ROBERT DE HALGTON.
Writ (missing).
S[TAFFORD]. Proof of age ………….. 4 Edw. I. (defective.)
In margin. G(ar)nonshale.
Robert de D ….., says that the said Thomas was 21 [on Monday] after the Decol[lation of St. John the Baptist last, for he was born] at High Offileye on that day in the [14th year of King Edward the king’s father], and baptized in the church there on the same day, which he knows because …….. de Doyli his lord …………
Philip le Bret, aged 55, says the same, and knows it because Agnes his daughter was born on the same day.
………., aged 44, says the same (and knows it because) his father died on Tuesday the morrow of the said Thomas’s birth.
…….. de Okes, aged 55, says the same, and knows it because (he?) married …….. the daughter of William le Wenche of Cesteford on the same day.
Thomas son of the widow ………….. says the same, and knows it because he was (with?) Robert de Halgton, the father, before the king’s coroner at Stafford for a certain mishap (infortunio) which happened there, on Wednesday after the said Thomas’s birth.
William de la Cornere, aged 46, says the same, and knows it because Alice his daughter died, and was buried on the same day that the said Thomas was born.
Henry de Wode, aged 66, says the same, and knows it because John his brother was slain at the fair of Newcastle on Sunday after the said feast, 14 Edw. I.
William son of John de la Cornere, aged 42, says the same, and knows it because the prior of Ronton with his two canons tarried with him from Thursday before the said feast until the Monday after, when the said Thomas was born.
John de Stalbrok, aged 52, says the same and knows it because Richard his son was born on the same day.
William Sturnel, aged 61 (?) says the same, and knows it by the coming of the late king’s justices in eyre to Stafford on the morrow of the Epiphany after the said feast.
Hamund de B ……, aged 48, says the same, and knows it because Robert his brother married Aline, daughter of Hugh le Ride . . on the same day.
Richard de Kemeseye, aged 54, says the same, and knows it because John de Durlaston his neighbour was hung in the king’s eyre at Stafford on the morrow of the Epiphany after the said feast of the Decollation of St. John, [14] Edw. I.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (4.)
284. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM BLEITH.
Writ (missing).
GLOUCESTER. Proof of age, 18 July, 4 Edw. II. (defective.)
Richard Edy, aged 60, says the said John was 21 on Dec. 18, 3 Edw. II, for he was born at Neuwenham and baptized in the church of St. Peter there on Dec. 18, 16 Edw. I, which he knows because in the same year at the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula he married Alice Warin.
Walter de Home, aged 50, says the same, and knows it because in the same year he was in service with the lord of Staunton, keeping the bailiwick of Staunton in the forest of Dene.
John le Moul, aged 70, says the same, and knows it because at the feast of St. Michael in the same year Master John de Aure took his son John to the schools of Aure, where he stayed for a year.
Walter le Walleys, aged 50, says the same, and knows it because he has a son Alan who was born on Jan. 1, in the same year.
John atten Hurste, aged 40, says the same, and knows it because at the feast of St. John the Baptist in the same year he married Denise de Nasse.
William le White, aged 50, says the same, and knows it because (he had) a son Robert who was born at (Christmas day?) in the same year.
John le Longe, aged 40, says the same, and knows it because John le Longe his father died at the feast of St. Gregory (in the same year?).
John le Longe, the younger, aged …., agrees, and knows it because he has a daughter Alice who was born at Christmas day in the same year.
John atten Welle, aged 50, agrees, and knows it because John Puf his father ……….. in the same year.
Adam Lumbard, ……. agrees (and knows it) because at the feast of Easter in the same year he went to Santiago beyond the sea.
William atte Wattere, aged 40, agrees, and knows it because at the feast of St. John ………….. Philip Bleyth in Ireland.
William Peyt, aged 60, agrees, and knows it because at Shrovetide (Carniprivium) in the same year he married Alice la Wyhte.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (5.)
285. OTTO SON AND HEIR OF HENRY DE BODRUGAN.
Writ (missing).
CORNWALL. Proof of age, Monday after St. Gregory the Pope, 4 Edw. II. (defective.)
Walter de Treviur, aged 60, says that the said Otto was 21 on Jan. 6 last, for he was born at Botrugan on that day 18 Edw. I, and baptized in the church of St. Goran there on the morrow, which he knows because at the time of the said Otto’s birth his wife Joan took (him) from the sacred font and as her [godson] especially loved him.
Nicholas de Sechevil, aged …, says the same, and knows it because at that time he was at the house of Thomas de Penuern in the same ……., who on that day married his sister Sibyl, and he saw the said Otto baptized.
[Reginald] de Penrys, 55, says the same, and knows it because at that time he was of the household of Henry de Botrugan the father.
John de Polrudeyn, 60, says the same, and knows it because he has a daughter ………….. after the said Otto in the same font, who still survives and who he knows is 21.
Roger de Penpol, 56, says the same, and knows it because at that time he was at Botrugan ……… who was sent to Sibyl mother of the said Otto (?) by William de Botrugan uncle of the said Henry, and saw the said Otto …..
Robert de Penleen, 48, says the same, and knows it because he is a parishioner of St. Goran, and on that day, which was the day of the Epiphany, he was there to hear his service (ad audiendum servicium suum) and saw the said Otto baptized.
John de Tretheuwy, 54, says the same, and knows it because he was a servant ………. de Treverbyn who was staying at Botrugan with Henry, father of the said Otto, and (he) saw ……… baptized.
Baldwin de Polgrun, 51, agrees, and knows it because he has a son John who was born on the day …… and knows him to be 21 and more.
………….. agrees, and knows it, …………… a daughter Gunnild who died, and was buried in the cemetery of St. Goran on the day ……….
John Score, 53 (agrees), and knows it because on that day he was at ………. and announced to the prior the birth of the said Otto ……………………………
C. Edw II. File 23. (6.)
286. THOMAS FITZ BERNARD, KINSMAN AND HEIR OF RALPH FITZ BERNARD.
Writ (missing).
ESSEX. Proof of age, Sunday before [Whitsunday], 4 Edw. II. (defective and defaced.)
Walter le Baue, knight, aged 50 and more, says that the said Thomas was 22 this year, for he was born at Thunderle on the eve of the Epiphany, 17 Edw. I, and baptized in the church of St. Michael there on the morrow, and this he also knows because at the same time was born to him a daughter Anne of Maliora his wife, who is of the same age as the said Thomas.
John Wildgresse, aged 50 and more, says the same, and knows it because in the same year before Whitsunday, before the said Thomas was born, he married Joan his wife, who lived with him thirteen years, and died nine years ago.
John …… annan, aged 60 (?) and more, says the same, and knows it because the said church, and the parsonage, were burned in Christmas week, 19 [Edw. I], when the said Thomas was 2 years old.
John …. aunt, aged 60 and more, says the same, and knows it because John his elder son was born at the feast of the Annunciation in the same (year?) before the said Thomas ….. and in this year will be 23 on that feast.
John Chastilloun (?), aged 60 and more, says the same, and knows it because in the same year at the feast of the Purification he had a son William of Joan his wife after the said Thomas was born, who will be 22 at that feast next.
William de Grestede, aged 60 and more, says the same and knows it because Isabel his firstborn daughter died at the time of the churching of the said Thomas’s mother, of which death and day it was written in a missal.
Humphrey ate Wode, 60 and more, Thomas ate Woulate, 50 and more, Richard de Cranwele, 47 and more, John Chymbel, 50 and more, Robert le Spendour, 60 and more, Henry Liteman, 50 and more, say the same, and know it because on the day of the baptism of the said Thomas, Agnes daughter of Humphrey ate Wode was drowned at Bemflete, on account of which …… of the coroner came …….. of the neighbourhood of Thunderle, by which all these jurors …………. the birth of the said Thomas, and they also recollect it because the said (church) of Thunderle was burned in Christmas week in the second year after the said Thomas’s birth, viz. in 19 Edw. I, and all divine services of that church were (held?) in the chapel of the manor of Thunderle for six years for want of repair of the church.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (7.)
287. ALEXANDER LE SERJAUNT of Melmorby.
Writ, 1 May, 4 Edw. II.
[CUMBERLAND.] Inq. 8 Sept. 5 Edw. II.
Ulvesby. A messuage, 11 1/2a. land, 1/2a. meadow, an eighth part of a water-mill, and 2s. 6d. rent of assize, held of the king in chief, paying 2s. 8d. yearly for cornage and 3s. 9d. for free farm, by the hands of the sheriff of Cumberland.
John le Serjant, aged 22 and more on Friday after the Purification last, when the said Alexander died, is his next heir.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (8.)
288. ADAM DE LA GRAVE.
Writ, 10 May, 4 Edw. II.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. 11 April, 5 Edw. II.
Chalfhunte St. Giles. Two messuages and 1 virgate land, held of the king in chief, as member of the barony of Wolverton, by service of barony only; and 23s. rent from three free tenants, whose names are given.
John his son, aged 18 at the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last, is his next heir.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (9.)
289. ADAM DE LA GRAVE.
Writ to Roger de Wellesworth, escheator, to cause dower to be assigned to Margery, late the wife of the said Adam, 20 Oct. 6 Edw. II.
E. Inq. P.M. File 7. (15.)
290. WALTER ALWY.
Writ, 6 May, 4 Edw. II.
SOMERSET. Inq. 16 March, 5 Edw. II.
Kyngesbury by Muleborn Port. A messuage, 5a. arable, and 2a. meadow, held of the king in chief, as of the manor of Kyngesbury, by service of 4d. yearly.
John his son, aged 30 and more, is his next heir.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (10.)
291. ROBERT DE BARKWORTH.
Writ of certiorari on the complaint of Richard Knyvet of Suthwyk and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of John de Wurth, deceased, that the late escheator had taken into the king’s hand certain lands in Barkworth, which Robert de Barkworth held of them by knight’s service, by reason of lands which the said Richard and Joan hold in Haynton of Thomas de Grelle, of the inheritance of the said Joan, whereby the wardship of the said lands by reason of the minority of William son and heir of the said Robert ought to pertain to them, 6 July, 4 Edw. II.
LINCOLN. Inq. 24 June, 5 Edw. II.
Barkeworth. A messuage and 6 bovates land were held by the said Robert on the day he died by service of 1/8 knight’s fee of the said Richard Knivet and Joan his wife, by reason of the said lands in Hainton, which the said Richard and Joan hold, together with other lands, &c. in Hainton, of Thomas de Grelle by service of 1 knight’s fee; and they were seised thereof on the day the said Robert died. The said Robert held no lands, &c. of the king in chief in co. Lincoln or elsewhere.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (11.)
292. HENRY DE WEVRE.
Writ, 26 March, 4 Edw. II.
[CHESTER.] Inq. Tuesday after St. James, 5 Edw. II.
Mondrem, parcel of the forest of La Mare. A certain forestry held of the king in chief by homage and fealty.
Wevere. The manor held of John de Arden in chief by knight’s service, viz., finding two footmen in time of war at the castle of Aldeford, at the costs of the lord of the castle, for 40 days, and 8s. 6d. yearly.
Ruston. 1 bovate land held of John de Grey by service of 2s. yearly, and making two appearances yearly at the court of Ruston.
Thomas his son, aged 12 at the feast of the Ascension last, is his next heir.
Writ de melius inquirendo, 2 Sept. 5 Edw. II.
[CHESTER.] Inq. Thursday the morrow of St. Michael, 5 Edw. II.
Mondrem. The said Henry held the said forestry of the king in chief by homage and service of keeping the forest by one footman, with horn, bow and arrows, and that forestry is not dependent upon any land or tenement, nor does any tenement pertain to it except horn and keepership, but it is worth 40s. yearly from food (putura) only to be taken within the precincts of this part of Mondrem, in accustomed places.
Wevere. The manor is held as abovesaid, which service according to the custom of the country is 1/4 knight’s fee, and doing 8s. 6d. yearly.
Rushton. 1 bovate land held of John de Grey by homage, and service of 2s. yearly, and doing suit at his court of Rushton once yearly.
Heir as above.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (12.)
293. JOHN, SON OF JOHN LE BRETON alias LE BRUTON the younger.
Writ, 20 June, 4 Edw. II.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. 8 Sept. 5 Edw. II.
Dodynton by Staunford. An assart of 15a. called ‘Rogers Dybbyng’ and 4s. rent, held of the king in chief by service of rendering 6s. 8d. yearly at the king’s exchequer; and another assart of 50a. land and 1a. wood, held of the king in chief by service of rendering a pair of gilt spurs at the exchequer; all in the king’s hand by reason of the said John’s minority.
Blatherwyk and Laxton. A capital messuage, 120a. arable, 2a. meadow, 4a. wood within the bounds of the forest, and 6s. 8d. and 3 capons rent, now in the wardship of John Engayne, held of Sir Richard Basset by service of 1/8 knight’s fee.
Maud his sister, aged 20, whom Richard de la Ryvere married, is his next heir.
Writ of plenius certiorari on the petition of the abovesaid Richard and Maud, showing that the abovesaid Richard Basset demised certain tenements in Blatherwyck and Laxton, which came to his hands as wardship, to Walter bishop of Coventry and Lychfield until the lawful age of the said John son of John son of John, which tenements, with others of the same bishop, being taken into the king’s hand were committed to John Engayne, and praying delivery of the same, 22 Aug. 5 Edw. II.
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. 8 Sept. 5 Edw. II.
Blatherwyk and Laxton. A capital messuage, lands, &c. as above, were held by John son of John le Breton, knight, of Richard Basset by service of 1/8 knight’s fee; which came into the wardship of the said Richard during the minority of John son of John son of John le Breton, and he demised the same to Walter bishop of Coventry and Lichfield until the lawful age of the said John.
Heir as above.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (13.)
294. ROGER BERTRAM alias BERETREM, DE BERTRAM.
Writ, 29 Jan. 4 Edw. II.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. Wednesday the day of St. Dunstan, 4 Edw. II.
Mitheford. The castle, worth 14l. yearly, now in the king’s hand.
Mitteforde. The town, worth 12l. yearly.
Mollesdoun. The town, worth 6l. yearly.
Mitteforde. The mills, worth 12l. yearly, which were demised to William de Valence for a term which has passed, and are now in the hand of John de Euer.
Feltoun with the forest, park, and mill, worth 22l. yearly, now in the king’s hand by reason of the heirs, who have not sued.
Framlington. 6s. 8d. service pertaining to the guard of the little castle of Mitteford, for lands held by Robert de Eslingtoun.
Overgares. 6d. for land of William de Herle.
Bechefeld which is in the hand of Warin de Swethorp, 6d.
Land called Le Hero …. which is in the hand of Roger Heroun, 6d.
All held of the king in chief. And Lady Eda de Newille holds the towns of Miteford, Mollesdoun, and Feltoun, with a third part of the park, together with the forest of Feltoun, as dower.
He had one daughter Agnes, who died without heir.
Philip Darcy, Elias de Pannebiri, and William, son of William de Emeley, each aged 30 at least, are now his next heirs.
Writ of privy seal to the king’s nephew Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucestre and Hertford, guardian of the realm, and to the chancellor, to examine the accompanying inquisition taken at the suit of Sir Philip Darcy, concerning the lands, &c. of the said Roger, and do as shall seem fitting, 18 June, 4 Edw. II. (French.)
Writ de melius inquirendo &c. to the escheator to deliver to Philip Darcy, one of the heirs, a third part of the mill of Felton, to warn the said Elias and William to be in the chancery on the morrow of St. Laurence next to receive their pourparties, and to enquire by what service the said mill is held, 2 July, 4 Edw. II.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. Wednesday the eve of St. Mary Magdalen, 5 Edw. II.
Miteford. Sir Roger Bertrem died seised of the little castle &c. which he held of the king in chief by barony, and the mill of Felton is member of the same barony and is held of the king in chief by the service pertaining to so much tenement; after it came into the king’s hand it was never charged with any service, but before the mill came into Sir Roger’s hand, the baron of that barony did to the king service for a whole barony.
Writ de melius inquirendo whether the said Roger, and the said Agnes, died seised of the said mills &c. as of fee, or not, and who are the next heirs of the said Agnes &c. 27 Aug. 5 Edw. II.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. Wednesday in Easter week, 5 Edw. II.
The said Roger was seised on the day he died of Mitforde with the little castle and demesne lands, Mollesdon, and the mills of Mitforde and Felton, which mills he demised to William de Valencia for a term now expired. Now the mills of Mitforde are in the hand of John de Eure, by reason of a third part of Creklawe, because Hugh de Eure was seised of the manor of Creklawe, by the gift of the said Roger and by his charter, after the death of which Roger, Ida Bertram brought a writ of dower against the said Hugh for a third part of that manor, and Hugh called to warrant Agnes daughter and heir of the said Roger, together with William de Valencia, and recovered the mills of Mitforde against the said Agnes; and John de Eure is next heir of the said Hugh. The mill of Felton is in the king’s hand since the lapse of the term which William de Valencia held. The said Roger was seised on the day he died of Felton with the demesne lands and forest as of fee, and after his death Agnes his daughter was seised of them in fee, and died seised of the reversion of the mill of Felton, and the mills of Mitford, unless she released the mills of Mitforde to anyone, which is unknown to the jury.
The said Roger had four sisters:—Agnes de Emeley, Isabel Darcy, Christiana de Ros, and Ada de Veer; from Agnes came William son of William, and from him William that now is; from Isabel issued Norman Darcy, and from him Philip Darcy that now is; from Christiana issued Elias de Penbury that now is; and from Ada issued Isabel, and from her Gilbert de Aton’ that now is; which William, Philip, Elias, and Gilbert are next heirs of the said Roger and Agnes.
Writ of scire facias to warn the said William and Elias to be in the chancery on the morrow of the Ascension next to receive their pourparties of the mill of Felton, 12 April, 5 Edw. II. (fragment.)
Writ of dedimus potestatem recipiendi attornatos, 16 April, 5 Edw. II.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (14.)
295. WILLIAM PLUKENET alias PLOKENET.
Writ, 28 June, 4 Edw. II.
BERKS. Extent, 4 July, 5 Edw. II.
Lambourne. A moiety of the manor and hundred (full extent given with names of free tenants), held of the king in chief by service of 1/2 knight’s fee.
William his son, aged 15 at the feast of St. Michael next, is his next heir.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (15.)
296. WILLIAM PLUKENET.
Writ to Roger de Wellesworth, escheator, to cause dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of the said William, 15 Nov. 5 Edw. II.
E. Inq. P.M. File 7. (12.)
297. JOHN GOCE alias Gooz.
Writ, 28 April, 4 Edw. II.
DORSET. Inq. 12 May, 4 Edw. II.
Gyllingham. A capital messuage, 123a. arable, 4a. meadow, rents &c. held of the king in chief by serjeanty of being forester of the forest of Gillyngham, and keeper of the park of the manor of Gillyngham, which manor is in the hand of Margaret, sometime queen of England, by the grant of the late King Edward. And the said John and his heirs shall receive the twigs and bark of all trees cut in the forest or park by the king, queen, or justice of the forest, excepting those felled at the manor or barton of Gillyngham; and they shall receive all trees and boughs thrown down by the wind, unless thrown down with their roots, and they shall have their swine without number in the time of pannage in the forest and park free of pannage, 8 oxen, 8 cows, &c. in the park and outside free of herbage, and the right shoulder of all deer taken in the park or forest.
His daughters, Amice the wife of William de Bogeley, Elizabeth the wife of John Cley, Alice the wife of William Chounesone, and Michaela the wife of John de Roudes, each aged 22 and more, are his next heirs.
Endorsed with a memorandum that queen Margaret’s steward came into the chancery and claimed the above tenements to be of the demesnes of the manor of Gillingham, which was assigned to her in dower, and is of the ancient demesne of the crown of England, and a day was given, viz. the morrow of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary next.
Writ to the escheator to warn the said queen to be in the chancery, &c., to shew cause why the said lands &c. ought not to be delivered to the said heirs, 15 Aug. 5 Edw. II.
Letter of attorney from the queen appointing Roger de Luda or Hugh de Horsigton to show cause for her as abovesaid. (undated.)
Reasons proposed by the queen and John Hayward against the inquisition returned at the suit of the heirs of John Gooz. (French.)
Writ of certiorari to the treasurer and chamberlains to examine the rolls and certify what standing John Goce, lately deceased, claimed in certain lands &c. in Gillingham, in the eyres of Robert Passelewe and Roger de Clifford, justices in eyre in 31 and 54 Hen. III, 16 Sept. 5 Edw. II.
Endorsed:—In the eyre of Robert Passelewe nothing can as yet be found.
DORSET. Pleas of the forest at Shireburne on the day of St. Katherine, 54 Hen. III, before Roger de Clifford &c. justices. (defaced.)
Presentment made, as likewise in the roll of the eyres of Robert Passelewe, &c., 31 Hen. III, of the bounds of the manor of Gillingham (details given). And it was found in the said rolls that Walter Joce, deceased, was forester of fee and had no warrant but ancient tenure, and that he held 1 virgate land of the king for his bailiwick of keeping the whole of the king’s demesne wood of Gillingham. John his son who now holds that bailiwick came and claimed common for his beasts throughout his whole bailiwick, and housebote and heybote in the king’s demesne woods, but because it was found that he holds the said virgate for his bailiwick the steward of the said forest was ordered not to permit him to have ………. of the bailiwick besides the issues of the said virgate.
Memorandum (undated and defaced).
In the manor of Gillyngeham are three towns, Gillingeham, Motcumbe, and Bureton, each town answering for itself for the queen in the court of Gillingeham, in which it was testified that the villeins of Burtone held nearly a fardel of land which was the king’s escheat, for which they rendered nothing; and the men of Burton having declared that they knew of nothing that could be escheat to the king, it was found by the townships of Gillingeham and Motcumbe, in which there is a great multitude of men, that a fardel of land of 13a. in Burton at Odeslade, without the king’s assent was committed by the township of Burton to one Eynulph son of Edric de la Sandweye and Alnova (?) his wife, daughter of Alfred de Shilford, who rendered nothing to the king, after whose deaths the villeins took it into their own hands and still detain it. The fardel was therefore taken into the king’s hand, and as the queen was dowered of that manor for five years, it was considered that she should recover her loss of 10s., and that the whole township should be in mercy 20s. for concealing such a rent in fraud of the king.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (16.)
298. JOHN DE ROCHES.
Writ, 6 July, 4 Edw. II. (defaced.)
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. 24 July, 5 Edw. II.
Stevyngton. The manor (extent given), out of which are paid 100s. to Richard de Biflet pertaining to his manor of La Welle which sometime was of Geoffrey Wyngham, held of the king in chief by service of 1/2 knight’s fee, doing suit at the hundred of Basingstoke, and finding a horseman in Wales in time of war for 40 days at his own charges.
Bradeleye and Northfarham. The manors (extents given), out of which are paid 2s. yearly to the abbot of Ticchefeld, held of the bishop of Winchester for 4 knights’ fees, by service of doing suit at the bishop’s court at La Soke and at the view of frankpledge at Southfarham or Overton, if he shall be resident.
Hou. The manor (extent given), held of Richard de Burhonte by service of 1/2 knight’s fee, and the said manor is charged by ancient custom with doing suit at the king’s hundred of Munestoke.
John his son, aged 22 at the feast of St. Edmund the King and Martyr next, is his next heir.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (17.)
299. RICHARD DE BELLO CAMPO.
Writ, 20 May, 4 Edw. II.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. 19 June, 4 Edw. II.
La Quabbe. A capital messuage, 2 gardens, 60a. arable, 5a. meadow, 3a. wood, 20a. pasture, and 39s. 2d. rent of assize, held of the king in chief by exchange sometime made with the king’s ancestors for lands &c. at Melebourne in the Peak (la Peyk), by service of doing suit at the king’s court of Ticchefeld twice yearly, and rendering 16d. yearly of ‘tourn and tethingpeni.’
Walter, son of William son of John, son of Alesia one of his daughters, and Cristina and Cecily his daughters, each aged 21, are his next heirs.
Writ of plenius certiorari, whether the said lands in Quabbe were of the king’s ancient demesnes or not, and whether they were in Northfeld or in Tychefeld, and whether Northfeld is a hamlet of Tichefeld or a town by itself, and if a town by itself, whether in the eyres of the justices in eyre, tenants in Quabbe were assessed with those of Northfeld or Tychefeld; William son of John de Messeworth having exhibited in chancery part of a fine granting a messuage and lands in Tichefeld and Charke to the said Richard for life with remainder to the said William, and the said Christiana and Cecily having asserted that the lands in Quabbe are of the king’s ancient demesne and in Northfeld and not in Tychefeld, 15 Aug. 5 Edw. II.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. Wednesday after St. Matthew, 5 Edw. II.
Quabbe. The said lands are not of the king’s ancient demesnes nor ever were, nor taxed amongst them, and are in Ticchefeld, and Northfeld is not a town by itself nor a hamlet of Tichefeld, but a field in which the lands are situated.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (18.)
300. JOHN SON OF JOHN TRAYNEZ alias TRANEYS.
Writ, 13 April, 4 Edw. II.
[YORK.] Inq. Saturday after St. John the Baptist, 4 Edw. II.
Pynelthorp. The site of a messuage and 104a. land in demesne, held of the bishopric of Durham, the see being vacant, by homage and fealty.
Kylpin, including Stokebrig and Silvesterker. 5 tofts, 3 bovates in demesne, 17 1/2a. land, 28s. 1d. rent of assize, and pannage, held as above by the same service.
Skeltone. 20a. land and 4s. rent of assize, held as above by the same service; and 3 1/2a. land held of Robert Bataill, service unspecified.
Linton. 13s. 4d. rent of assize.
Neuland. 8s. 4d. rent and 4 horse shoes yearly.
Benetland. 2s. rent of assize.
Estrington. 4s. rent of assize, and a ‘hurn’ (?) price 11d.
Thorp. 20s. yearly held of the same bishop by the same service, and 1d. rent of assize.
Belleby. 45s. 9d. rent of assize.
All held of the same bishop by the said service.
Portington. A toft, 9a. land, and 2a. meadow in demesne, and 4s. rent of assize, held of the lord of Portington by fealty.
Houeden. 6 tofts, 12a. land, 7a. meadow, and 51s. 7d. rent of assize, held of the same bishop by the said service; 4a. meadow held of Thomas de Bernhill by fealty; and 15 1/2d. for pannage, tenure unspecified.
Barneby. 24s. 8d. rent of assize held of the same bishop.
John, son of Thomas Traneys his brother, aged 9, is his next heir.
Writ de melius inquirendo by what tenure the above lands are held of the bishopric of Durham, 26 July, 5 Edw. II.
[YORK.] Inq. Saturday after Ash Wednesday, 5 Edw. II.
The lands, &c., in Pynelthorp, Stokebryg, Kylpin, Skelton, Neuland, Linton, Benetteland, Estrington, Thorp, Houeden, and Barneby, were held of the bishopric of Durham as of the manor of Houeden by homage and service of 103s. 10d. of free farm yearly; certain lands in Skelton were held of Robert Batayll by service of 8d. yearly; certain lands in Portington were held of Nicholas de Portington by service of 22d. yearly; and certain lands in Houeden were held of Thomas de Bernhill by service of 8d. yearly.
Writ of plenius certiorari, whereas the king had commanded the escheator to deliver the lands &c. to Idonia, late the wife of Thomas Traynez, mother and next (friend) of the heir, and Nicholas de Chilham to whom the wardship (has been granted?) at the requisition of Isabel the king’s consort, has given the king to understand that the said bishops have the wardship of the lands, and that they are held of the said bishop by knight’s service, 5 April, 5 Edw. II.
[YORK.] Inq. Monday after the Octave of Holy Trinity, 5 Edw. II.
The said John held no lands in Houedenshyre by knight’s service. He held divers lands, as abovesaid, of the bishopric of Durham, but the bishops never had the wardship of the lands of the said John, because the heirs of his ancestors have always been of full age on the death of their ancestors, but the said bishops have always had the wardship of the lands of other tenants so holding by homage and rendering a certain yearly rent, but whether in right of their church or by usurpation (de occupacione) is unknown to the jury.
C. Edw. II. File 23. (19.)