Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward II, File 29

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J E E S Sharp. A E Stamp. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward II, File 29", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 5, Edward II, (London, 1908) 213-222. British History Online, accessed May 21, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol5/pp213-222.

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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward II, File 29

388. WILLIAM GODEKNAVE alias GODKNAVE of Hereford.
Writ, 13 Nov. 6 Edw. II.
HEREFORD. Inq. Thursday the feast of St. Thomas, 6 Edw. II.
Hereford City. 5 tenements held of the king in free burgage as other citizens hold, paying 5s. yearly in part payment of the farm of the city, which city the citizens hold of the king at fee farm by his charter for 40l. yearly at his exchequer; and 98a. land and 2a. meadow, held of the bishop of Hereford, and 7a. land held of the prior of Lanton Prima, paying 2d. yearly per acre.
Heir unknown.
Memorandum, this inquisition was delivered in London on Tuesday after the Purification.
Writ de melius inquirendo, 4 Feb. 6 Edw. II.
HEREFORD. Inq. Wednesday after St. George, 6 Edw. II.
Hereford. 2 1/2a. meadow in the suburb, held of the bishop of Hereford by service of 5d. yearly; and 2a. land held of the prior of Lanton Prima in Wales by service of 4d. yearly; all which are outside the liberty of Hereford, and are not contained in the former inquisition.
William Roed, his kinsman, aged 40 and more, is his next heir.
Writ de melius inquirendo, to William de Mortuo Mari and Richard de Baskervill, because the king understands that John, son of Robert le Crump, and William Reod each claim to be the heir, and that Hugh Hakelut the sub-escheator, is kinsman of the said William, and maintains him in the matter, 18 March, 6 Edw. II.
Writ of venire facias to the sheriff, 18 March, 6 Edw. II.
HEREFORD. Inq. Saturday after St. John ante Portam Latinam, 6 Edw. II.
The said William Godknave held no lands of the king in chief in the county by knight’s service, but held of the king five tenements in free burgage in the city of Hereford as abovesaid.
Writ to the said William and Richard to send in their inquisitions without delay, 14 May, 6 Edw. II.
Endorsed that they have sent the inquisition which they took by John Pryde, citizen of Hereford.
C. Edw. II. File 29. (1.)
389. ROGER DE SOTERLE.
Writ, 16 Sept. 6 Edw. II.
SUFFOLK. Inq. Friday after St. Matthew, 6 Edw. II.
Soterle. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief, together with the manors of Stoke and Harche, co. Chester, as of the honour of Chester, by service of finding a barded horse in the army of the earl of Chester in Wales in time of war for forty days; which honour is now in the king’s hand, and the manors of Stoke and Harche on the day when the said Roger died were held by Edmund de Soterle, son and heir of the said Roger, by his gift with the king’s licence.
Edmund his son, aged 26 and more, is his next heir.
C. Edw. II. File 29. (2.)
390. JOHN DE WEILAUNDE alias DE WEYLAUND.
Writ, 30 Oct. 6 Edw. II.
SUFFOLK. Inq. Saturday after St. Andrew, 6 Edw. II.
Blaxhale. A moiety of the manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the manor of Donnyngworthe, which sometime was of Roger Bygot, earl of Norfolk and Suffolk and marshal of England, but is now in the hand of Sir Thomas de Brotherton and Sir Edmund his brother by the king’s assignment, by service of 1/2 knight’s fee, and the other moiety held of Robert de Ufford in chief by service of 1/2 knight’s fee.
Assch. The manor held of Alice Bygot, countess of Norfolk and Suffolk and marshal of England, by service of 1/2 knight’s fee, which service was assigned to her in dower by the king, to be held of the castle of Framelingham by the same service.
Wantisden. A manor held of John de Colevyll in chief by service of 2s. yearly.
Middilton. The manor with the advowson of the church, held of Drew (Druetto) de Barentyn by service of 1/4 knight’s fee.
Pethage. A messuage and 60a. land, held of Guy le Feire by service of 2s. yearly.
Clopton. The manor with the advowson of the church, held of Thomas de la Sale Ars (sic) by service of 1d. yearly.
Swynlaund and Wytlisham. The manors held of Sir James de Ilketishale by service of a rose yearly.
Cokefeld and Bromton in Withernisham. The manors held of the abbot of Beamund by service of 3/4 knight’s fee.
Onhous and Whelwitham. The manors held of the abbot of St. Edmund’s by service of 1/4 knight’s fee, and 2s. yearly.
Richard his son, aged 22 and more, is his next heir.
C. Edw. II. File 29. (3.)
391. WALTER SON OF HENRY LE SOMENOUR.
Writ of certiorari, on the petition of Roger le Somenour seeking the lands, &c. of the said Walter, who died in the time of the king’s father, as his brother and heir, 22 Feb. 6 Edw. II.
ESSEX. Inq. 25 Feb. 6 Edw. II. (defective.)
Asswelle in Fynchingefeld. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by petty serjeanty, by service of finding spits for roasting flesh (brochias at assandum carn ..) at the king’s coronation; which service is rated in the exchequer at 1/2 mark yearly rent: the manor was taken into the hand of the late King Edward by the death of the said Walter, and is still in the king’s hand.
Fynchingefeld. 40a. arable held of John de Nortoft by service of 9s. yearly, and similarly in the king’s hand.
Of all which Agnes late the wife of Henry le Somenour holds a third part in dower, dowered by the king: they were acquired jointly by the said Henry and Walter of Nicholas son of Simon de Asswell by fine levied in the king’s court, to them and the heirs of the body of the said Walter, with remainder to the right heirs of said Henry: the said Walter died without heir of himself, and the said Roger is right heir of the said Henry.
Roger le Somenour his brother, aged 42, is his next heir.
C. Edw. II. File 29. (4.)
392. JOHN DE CHAUSY.
Writ, 7 Feb. 6 Edw. II.
OXFORD. Inq. 14 March, 6 Edw. II.
Mapelderham Chausy alias Mapeldoreham Chause. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief, as of the honour of Wallingford, by service of 1 knight’s fee.
John his son, aged 30 and more, is his next heir.
GLOUCESTER. Inq. 1 March, 6 Edw. II.
Altherleye. The hamlet (extent given), held of the king in chief, as of the honour of Wallingford, by service of 1/2 knight’s fee.
Heir as above, aged 36.
C. Edw. II. File 29. (5.)
393. RICHARD LE BRUN.
Writ, 25 March, 6 Edw. II.
CUMBERLAND. Inq. Saturday in Easter week, 6 Edw. III.
Brunscaith. A moiety of the hamlet (extent given), held of the heir of John Wake, who is in the king’s wardship, by service of 2s. 7 3/4d. for cornage; Robert le Brun and Margaret his wife hold (sic) the other moiety of the hamlet of the said Richard by service of 1d. yearly.
Torpennou. A sixth part (extent given), held of the said heir by 4s. cornage yearly.
Bothell. The manor (extent given), held of Sir Anthony de Lucy by service of 9s. for cornage yearly.
Bemund alias Bemumd and Drombogh. The manors (extents given), held of John de Castre and Isabel his wife by services of 12s. 4d. and 4s. 9d. for cornage yearly.
Robert his son, aged 29, is his next heir.
C. Edw. II. File 29. (6.)
394. ALICE DE VEER alias DE VER, LATE COUNTESS OF OXFORD.
Writ, 9 Sept. 6 Edw. II.
ESSEX. Inq. Wednesday after the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 6 Edw. II.
Fingry [alias Fingrith]. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of guarding the queen’s chamber on the day of the king’s coronation, as chief chamberwoman (cameraria principalis).
Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford, her son, aged 45, is her next heir.
ESSEX. Inq. 13 Oct. 6 Edw. II.
Wlfamston and Gyngen Margaret. A capital messuage, 100a. arable, 4a. meadow, 6a. pasture, 8a. wood, 4l. 2s. 6d. rent of assize, &c. held for life, of the inheritance of John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, son and heir of William de Warenna and Joan his wife to whom they were given in free marriage, of the king in chief by service of finding a damsel to serve the queen on the day of the king’s coronation.
MIDDLESEX. Inq. 5 Oct. 6 Edw. II.
Tyburn. The manor (extent given), held of the abbess of Berkingge by service of 30s. yearly. The said Alice formerly gave the said manor to William de Warrene and Joan his wife, her daughter, in free marriage, to them and the heirs of their bodies, and they regranted it to her for life; the manor ought now to revert to John de Warenne their son and heir, aged 26.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. Tuesday the eve of All Saints, 6 Edw. II.
Chesham. A capital messuage, a plot of enclosed meadow, 60a. arable, a water-mill, and 69s. 3d. rent, held for life of the king in chief as part of the earldom of Oxford, by the demise of the said William and Joan as abovesaid; and the same ought now to revert to John de Garenne, earl of Surrey and Sussex, aged 22 and more, as their son and next heir.
C. Edw. II. File 29. (7.)
395. WILLIAM LE VAVASOUR alias VAVESOUR, LE VAVASUR.
Writ, 22 March, 6 Edw. II.
YORK; WAPENTAKE OF AYNSTY. Inq. Wednesday before Easter, 6 Edw. II.
Bilton. A third part held of Sir Auger son of Henry, of the fee of Brus by service of 1/5 knight’s fee.
Helagh. A moiety held of Sir John de Moubray by service of 1/3 knight’s fee.
[Sir] Walter his son, aged 30, is his next heir.
[YORK;] WAPENTAKE OF STRAFFORD. Inq. 10 April, 6 Edw. II.
South Elmessale. 20l. rent of assize held of the earl of Lancaster without any service.
Pykeburn. A messuage and 14a. land in demesne, held of Ralph de Pikeburn, clerk, by service of 6d. yearly.
Waddeworth. A messuage and 80a. land in demesne, held of Adam son of Peter de Waddeworth by service of 1d. yearly.
Heir as above, aged 40.
[YORK;] WAPENTAKE OF BARKESTON. Inq. 11 April, 6 Edw. II.
Hoselwod. The manor held of Sir Henry de Percy by service of 1/2 knight’s fee.
Stutton. A moiety held of Sir Henry de Percy by service of 1/10 knight’s fee.
Cokesford. The manor held of Sir Thomas, earl of Lancaster, by service of 1/2 knight’s fee.
Heir as above, aged 30.
YORK; WAPTENTAKE OF CLARHOU. Inq. Tuesday before Easter, 6 Edw. II.
Le Wodhall. The manor (extent given), held of Sir Henry de Percy by 1/14 knight’s fee, and by service of 40s. yearly rent, and suit at the said Henry’s court of Spofford.
Siklinghal. 7 bovates land held of Sir Henry de Percy by service of 1/12 knight’s fee.
Spofford. A toft held of Sir Henry de Percy by service of suit at the court of Spofford.
Heir as above, aged 40.
[YORK;] WAPENTAKE OF OSG(OLDCROSS. ) Inq. Tuesday after Palm Sunday, 6 Edw. II.
Fryston. The manor held of the earl of Lancaster by service of 1 knight’s fee.
Stobs. A messuage held of the church of St. Peter, York.
Wilmerslay. 25a. land, 8a. pasture, 4a. meadow, and a cottage, held of Roger de Novo Marcato, and of Mary (Mar’) de Stobis, by service of 8s. yearly.
Little Smythton. A messuage held of Mary de Stobis, by service of 1/20 knight’s fee.
Kirk Smythton. A messuage and 12a. land, held of William le Venur by service of 2s. yearly.
Stapelton. Two messuages, 57a. land, and 1a. meadow, held of Varinus de Schargel by service of 13s. 4d. yearly.
Badeswurth. 18a. land held of Roger de Folifait by service of 1d. yearly.
Heir as above, aged 30.
YORK; WAPENTAKE OF STAINCLIF. Inq. Tuesday before Easter, 6 Edw. II.
Adingham. A capital messuage, 60a. land in demesne, 12a. meadow, 2 1/2 carucates land in bondage, whereof 14 make 1 knight’s fee, a wood, a water-mill, a fulling mill, &c. and the advowson of the church, held of Robert de Clifford by knight’s service; and 4 bovates land, whereof 8 make 1 carucate and 14 carucates make 1 fee, held of Henry de Percy in chief by knight’s service.
Draghton. 2 like caracutes land held by Adam de Midelton by knight’s service; 1/2 carucate land held by Adam de Berewyt by service of 1d.; and 1/2 carucate land held by Henry le Vavasour for life by service of 1d.; all held of the said William le Vavasour, who held them of Robert de Clifford, by knight’s service.
Heir as above, aged 40.
Writ, 22 March, 6 Edw. II.
LINCOLN. Inq. 7 April, 6 Edw. II.
Cokerington. His chief manor called Le Southhalle, held of Thomas, earl of Lancaster now earl of Lincoln, as of the fee of Chester, by service of 1 knight’s fee; and certain lands, &c. held of Isabel de Bello Monte, lady of Vescy, by service of 1/4 knight’s fee, as of the barony of Bayeux, which is in her hand.
Heir as above, aged 30 and more.
C. Edw. II. File 29. (8.)
396. ROBERT DE ROS OF WERK, a Scotch rebel, deceased.
Writ of extent and partition, on the petition of John Salveyn and John de Knoches and Margaret and Isabel their wives, daughters and heirs of the said Robert, that his lands, &c. may be rendered to them in accordance with the late King Edward’s grant to John Comyn of Badenoch and other men of Scotland who were at war against him, the said Margaret and Isabel having been born in Scotland, and having proved their ages before William de Bevercotes, the king’s chancellor of Scotland, 28 Sept. 6 Edw. II.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. Thursday after St. Scolastica, 6 Edw. II.
Belestre and Playnemelore in Tyndale. The manors (full extents given), including a right of pasture (herbagium) called Le Haukstrothre, and shielings (scalinge) called Lynchele, Todholes, and Ramcshawes, were held by Margaret mother of the said Robert, on the day of his joining the king’s enemies, viz.—part by way of dower and part in lieu of her third part of lands in Le Senewhare in Scotland, and ought now to revert to the said Margaret and Isabel. Whereupon John de Alaynechales, the sub-escheator, came to give seisin of the said manor of Belestre to the attorney of John Salvayn and Margaret his wife, as their pourparty of the said manors, but Thomas son of Eustace the forester of Belestre, with others unknown, held the capital messuage by force so that he could not execute his office.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inq. taken at Morpeth on Thursday after St. Hilary, 6 Edw. II.
John de Aleincheles the sub-escheator, having made extent and partition of the lands, &c. of the said Robert and assigned his pourparty to John Salvayn, came near the castle of Werk to deliver him seisin in the king’s name, and there Simon le Warenner of Werk and others (specified), by the counsel of Richard del Fermorie of Werk, arrested him on the king’s highway, violently led him towards the Twede, and took from him all the king’s writs, the extent, partition, and other warrants and letters found upon him and his clerk, and returned to the castle of Werk, so that he cannot and dares not execute the king’s mandate further.
C. Edw. II. File 29. (9.)
397. JOHN DE BEREWICO alias DE BEREWYK, clerk.
Writ, 17 July, 6 Edw. II.
ESSEX. Inq. 2 Sept. 6 Edw. II.
Toppesfeld. The manor held of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester, by service of 1 knight’s fee.
Heir unknown.
WILTS. Inq. 15 July, 6 Edw. II.
Nhorthyntone. The manor (extent given), tenure unspecified.
Roger, son of John Huse [alias Husee], aged 5 at the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula last, is his next heir.
[SOUTHAMPTON.] Inq. 12 Aug. 6 Edw. II.
Bertone Sacy. A moiety of the manor held of the king in chief by service of 1/2 knight’s fee, viz.—a moiety of an armed horseman in the king’s service in time of war for forty days at his own charges; and 45a. arable, 6s. yearly rent, and the reversion of 56a. land which two widows hold in dower for life, held of Thomas de Coudray, knight, in chief by service of 24s. yearly.
Forton. 15a. land, 5a. meadow. 7a. wood, and 24s. 8d. rent, held of the abbess of Werewelle by serjeanty, of which he was enfeoffed by the charter of William de Astone.
Heir as above, aged 5.
SOUTHAMPTON. Inq. 6 Aug. 6 Edw. II.
Creuker and Farlynton. The manors with the advowson of the church of Farlinton, held of Robert le Ewer, as of the manor of Warblinton, by service of three barbed arrows yearly; and immediately after the death of the said John came Roger de Upton, his yeoman, with the assent of others of the servants and intruded himself into those manors, asserting that he had a grant thereof under the name of the said John, to him, Joan his wife, and John their son, and letters patent to John Byaumond to put them in seisin; and he holds these manors still, and no one has come on behalf of the heir of the said John to claim them.
Heir as above, his kinsman, aged 5.
NORFOLK. Inq. 23 July, 6 Edw. II.
Middelton. A messuage, 40a. land, 2a. meadow, 20a. pasture, and 6s. 8d. rent, held of divers lords by divers services but nothing of the king in chief; and immediately after the said John’s death came Adam de Catfeld, his yeoman, with the assent of Hubert de Swenesford, Roger de Opton and others of the servants, by Alexander de Walecote, showing a charter of feoffment under the name of the said John, which the jury hold to have been fraudulently made, and intruded himself into the said lands and still holds them.
Heir unknown.
SURREY. Inq. Tuesday the morrow of St. Peter ad Vincula, 6 Edw. II.
Westbechesworth. The manor with the hamlet of La Boxlonde, held of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester, in chief by service of 12d. yearly, and suit at his court of Blehchyngeleye; and the said hamlet is charged with 40s. to Joan late the wife of John de Wautone, in the name of dower of other tenements in Westbechesworth and Conynggeleye.
Heggecourt. The manor held in chief of John de Sancto Johanne of Lageham by service of 1d. yearly.
Horne by Tanrigge. 100a. heath held of Thomas de Warbelton, knight, by service of 6s. yearly, and suit at his court of Tanrigge.
Lingefeld. 7a. land held of Thomas de Leukenore, knight, by service of 6d. yearly; 5a. meadow held of Giles de Bileserche by service of 1d. yearly; 4a. meadow held of William atte More by service of 4d. yearly; and 1a. meadow held of John de Heystede by service of 1d. yearly.
Westbechesworth. 9a. arable, 1a. meadow, and a water-mill, held of the abbess of Godestowe by service of a rose yearly.
Turbervyle. The manor held of the heirs of Philip Burnel in chief, as of the manor of Schene, rendering 18s. yearly, and doing suit at the court of Schene; and immediately after the death of the said John came Hubert de Swyneford his yeoman, with the assent of others of the servants, asserting that he had a charter of feoffment of the said John, which the jury say was made by fraud, and intruded himself into the said manor and still holds the same.
Conelingeleye alias Conynggeleye. The manor held of the earl of Gloucester by homage and service of 1/8 knight’s fee; and Roger de Upton, the said John’s yeoman, with the assent of the said Hubert and other servants, immediately after the said John’s death intruded himself into the said manor showing a charter of feoffment of the said John, which the jury say was made by fraud, and still holds the same.
Heir as above, aged 5.
Writ to the escheator, holding a former inquisition to be superfluous and impertinent, to enquire whether the said John was seised on the day he died of a water-mill and lands, &c. in Forton by the enfeoffment of Walter de Gavelacre or not, and if not, how long before his death the said Walter intruded upon them, 20 Oct. 6 Edw. II.
[SOUTHAMPTON.] Inq. 6 Nov. 6 Edw. II.
Forton. The said John died siesed as of fee of a water-mill, 15a. land, 5a. meadow, 7a. wood, and 24s. 8d. rent, by the enfeoffment of Ralph Gavelacre and Alice his wife, and by the quit claim of the said Alice in her widowhood; but Walter de Gavelacre on the same day that the said John died, and after his death, intruded himself into the said tenements claiming an hereditary fee therein, and held them until he was ejected by Sir Hugh le Despenser, who now holds them by the king’s commission until the lawful age of the said John’s heir.
Writ of plenius certiorari, to enquire whether the said John was seised as of fee of the manor of Tylemundesdon, and 1 carucate land in Lyndelegh, and how, &c., 16 March, Edw. II. (defaced.)
SURREY. Inq. made at Suthwerk, 3 April, 7 Edw. II.
The tenement called Le Heggecourt alias Le Heycourt, which was contained in a former inquisition, is of the manor of Tylmundesdon, and of 1 carucate land in Lindelegh, of which manor and land the said John was sometime enfeoffed by Stephen de Appelderfeld, by fine levied in the late king’s court; and he was in seisin until three weeks before his death, when John de Sancto Johanne of Lageham, the elder, considering him to be dead, asserting that he only held the same for life, and claiming the reversion, entered upon the said manor, and ejected the said John de Berewyco; the said John de Berewyco held the said manor of the said John de Sancto Johanne, by service of 1d. yearly, who held of the king by knight’s service; the said John de Berewyco also died seised of the said carucate in Lindeleghe, which is now in the king’s hand in the name of wardship; John, son of the said John de Sancto Johanne, was present at the inquisition, asserting that he was enfeoffed of the said manor by his father in fee.
C. Edw. II. File 29. (10.)
398. JOAN DE GREY.
Writ, 6 Sept. 6 Edw. II.
OXFORD. Inq. (undated.)
Somerton. The manor with the hamlet of Fyringford (extents given), held in dower, of the inheritance of the heir of John de Grey of Retherfeld, who is under age, &c. of the king in chief by service of 66s. yearly for the guard of the castle of Dover.
John, son and heir of the said John de Grey, is aged 11.
OXFORD. Extent, 29 Nov. 6 Edw. II.
Somerton. The manor (extent given with names of tenants), held for life in dower, after the death of Robert de Grey, sometime her husband, of the king in chief by service of rendering 50s. yearly at his castle of Dover for guard (nomine warde).
Fyryngford hamlet. 1 carucate land (extent given), held as above by service of 16s. yearly at the castle of Dover.
John, son of John de Grey, aged 11 and in the king’s wardship, is next heir of the said Robert and Joan.
OXFORD. Extent, 5 Nov. 6 Edw. II.
Herdewyk. The manor (full extent given with names of tenants), held for life as dower, by the death of the said Robert, of the king in chief, service unknown.
Heir as above, aged 11.
BERKS. Extent, 3 Nov. 6 Edw. II.
Wynterbourn. A moiety of the manor (full extent given with names of tenants), held for life in free marriage, because Thomas de Valoynes thereof enfeoffed the said Robert and Joan, to them and the heirs of their bodies, of Gilbert de Ellesfeud by service of 1/8 knight’s fee.
Heir as above.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. Saturday after St. Luke, 6 Edw. II.
Est Claydon. 2a. arable held of the king in chief, as of the honour of Peverel, by knight’s service; a capital messuage, 192a. arable, 3a. meadow, a windmill, rents, and 10a. wood within the precincts of the forest of Bernewode, with the advowson of the church, held of Robert de Monte Alto and Emma his wife, as of the said Emma’s dower, by service of 1/5 knight’s fee; and 288a. arable, 5a. meadow, 3a. pasture, and 60s. yearly rent, held of Peter, son of Robert de la Mare, who is in the king’s wardship, by service of 1 knight’s fee.
Heir as above, aged 15.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. Saturday after St. Luke, 6 Edw. II.
Est Claydon. A duplicate of the above inquisition.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. Friday after St. Luke, 6 Edw. II.
Schobyngton. The manor (extent given), including a tenement in Kyrtlyngt(on), held for life only of the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England by service of 6s. 8d., and doing all services due to the lords of the fee; and after her death the manor ought to revert to the said prior and his successors for ever, as a fine between them levied in the court of the late King Edward testifies. The said manor descended to the said Joan after the death of Thomas de Valoignes her father, being held of Edmund, earl of Cornwall, who held of the king in chief; and the said Joan, with the king’s licence and by confirmation of the said earl, gave it to brother William de Totale, then prior of the said Hospital, and his successors in frank almoin, and the said prior afterwards gave it to her for life as in the said fine is contained.
Heir as above, aged 14.
Writ of certiorari, on the complaint of John de Rocheford and Joan his wife, that the escheator had taken into the king’s hand certain lands, &c. in Ikeford and Estcleydon with the advowson of the church of Ikeford, which Robert de Laventon, parson of the church of Estcleydon, gave to Joan de Grey for life, with remainders to Margaret her daughter for life, and to the said Joan and the heirs of her body, 24 July, 7 Edw. II.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. 22 Oct. 7 Edw. II.
Est Cleydon. 8 messuages and 3 1/2 virgates land, held of the honour of Wallingford by knight’s service, were granted by the said Robert to the said Joan for life, with remainders to the said Margaret for life, and to the said Joan, daughter of the said Margaret, and the heirs of her body, and on failure of such heirs, then to one Thomas de Grey and his heirs, to be held of the chief lords of the fee by the services accustomed, viz.—of the honour of Wallingford by knight’s service. The said Joan de Gray survived the said Margaret, and after her decease the lands were taken by the escheator into the king’s hand in 6 Edw. II, who delivered them to Hugh le Despenser, the elder, and he delivered them to John de Haulo who now holds them, in what manner the jury know not.
Ikford. 5 messuages, 3 virgates and 19a. land, and 5a. meadow, with the advowson of the church, held of John son and heir of William ate Watere, were granted by the said Robert to the said Joan de Grey for life, with remainder to Thomas de Grey and the heirs of his body, with remainder to Joan, daughter of the said Joan de Grey, and her heirs. The said Joan de Grey survived the said Thomas, and immediately after her death one Joan, daughter and heir of the said Thomas, entered upon the said lands as her inheritance by the form of the said gift, and so holds them.
Fine made before the justices of the Bench, between the said Robert de Lavynton and Joan de Grey, whereby the said Joan warrants the above lands, &c. in Ikeford and Estcleydone to the said Robert against all men, dated in one month of Easter, 25 Edw. I.
Grant by the said Robert de Laventon, rector of the church of Est Claydon, to Lady Joan de Grey, the wife of Sir Robert de Gray, Margaret their daughter, late the wife of John le Fiz Bernard, and Joan daughter of the said John and Margaret, and the heirs of her body, of all the lands, &c. which he had of the gift of the said Lady Joan de Grey by a recognisance made before the justices of the Bench, in the town of Est Claydon and Bocleclaydon, to hold as abovesaid, with remainder to Thomas de Grey, son of the said Joan, and his heirs. (undated.)
Writ of scire facias to warn the said Hugh le Despenser and John de Haulo to be in the chancery in three weeks from Easter day next, to shew cause why the said lands should not be delivered to the said John and Joan, 1 April, 7 Edw. II.
C. Edw. II. File 29. (11.)