Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward II, File 45

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J E E S Sharp. A E Stamp, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward II, File 45', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 5, Edward II, (London, 1908) pp. 354-361. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol5/pp354-361 [accessed 21 May 2024].

J E E S Sharp. A E Stamp. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward II, File 45", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 5, Edward II, (London, 1908) 354-361. British History Online, accessed May 21, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol5/pp354-361.

Sharp, J E E S. Stamp, A E. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward II, File 45", Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 5, Edward II, (London, 1908). 354-361. British History Online. Web. 21 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol5/pp354-361.

Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward II, File 45

539. THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF MATTHEW DE LOVAYNE.
SUFFOLK. Proof of age, 10 March, 8 Edw. II. (defaced.)
Thomas de Kokefeld, 50 and more, says that the said Thomas de Lovayne was 23, on 11 July, 8 Edw. II, for he was born at Bildiston on that day 19 Edw. I, and baptized the same day in the church of Chelisworth. Thomas de Blakenham his uncle and Thomas le Bret were his godfathers, and one Maud atte Lane his godmother; and this he knows well because at that time he was (stetit) with the said Thomas de Blakenham, and came with him to the church.
Giles de Wathisham, 40 and more, says the like and knows it because his mother was in the church and he with her.
Osbert de Aldham, 50 and more, agrees, and knows it because John his son and heir was born in the same year, and was 24 on the feast of the Purification last.
Walter de Boklonde, 40 and more, agrees, and knows it because at that time he was kept at home by sickness and one Christiana le Browystere, who was with the said Thomas’s mother when she bore him and when he was baptized, told him of it.
William de Denardiston, 60 and more, agrees, and knows it because Christiana de la Dale, who was with the said Thomas’s mother when he was born, told him of it the next day at his house at Thurlaston.
John le Waleys, 40 and more, agrees, and knows it because his father died in the same year and he received his land.
William de Whatefeld, 40 and more, agrees, and knows it because Robert le Virly of Bildeston purchased a tenement in Elmesete the same year and time, and told him of the birth.
Walter de Naulton, 50 and more, agrees, and knows it because he came to speak with one of the godparents of the said Thomas and saw him baptized.
Geoffrey le Clerk of Buchenham, 45 and more, agrees, and says that Geoffrey his father was servant of Matthew de Lovayne at Bildiston, when the said Thomas was born, whose mother died immediately after his birth, and the said Geoffrey the father caused her death to be written, and commanded him to keep it.
John Nakeman, 60 and more, agrees, and knows it because Luke Nakeman his father was steward of the said Matthew, and he was with his father at the time the said Thomas was born.
Robert le Virly of Bildiston, 40 and more, agrees, and knows it because he was present when the said Thomas was baptized.
Thomas Rage (?) of Bildeston, 60 and more, agrees, and knows it because the same day and year he came to the manor of Bildiston to speak with the steward, and he followed to Chelisworth and saw the said Thomas baptized.
C. Edw. II. File 45. (1.)
540. THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF BRIAN DE HYKELINGGE.
SUFFOLK. Proof of age, 16 June, 8 Edw. II.
John Ashman, of Beltone, 40 and more, says the said Thomas was born at Belton, 11 June, 22 Edw. I, and baptized the same day in the church of All Saints there, and Thomas de Hykelyngge, rector of Malteby, and himself lifted him from the sacred font; and he recollects because he had a son Walter born at Easter before the said Thomas, who was 21 last Easter.
William the clerk of Beltone, 40 and more, says the same, and knows it because Richard, rector of Beltone, his kinsman, was instituted into that church the same year, 21 years ago at Whitsunday last.
William le Neve of Bolton, 50 and more, says the same, and knows it because in the same year he was (stetit) with Adam Bacun at his church of Elyngham and rendered him account for the year, now 21 years ago at Easter (last).
John le Marshal of Belton, 50 and more, says the same, and knows it because he had a daughter born the same week, and her mother died of her the same day, 21 years ago at the feast of St. Barnabas (last).
John ate Brege of Cotenham, 40 and more, says the same, and knows it because he had a daughter Agnes born at the feast of the Nativity of St. John next following, who will be 21 at that feast (next).
Thomas Sprot of Somersham, 50 and more, says the same, and knows it because at that time he was at Somerhampton by Belton and saw the same Thomas baptized, and also had a daughter born at the feast of St. John following, who will be 21 at that feast (next).
Laurence Torgi of Rishangeles, 40 and more, agrees, and knows it because on Sunday after the said Thomas’s birth, prayer was offered in the church of Rishangles for the said Thomas’s mother, and he entered the date of the birth in the book of Antiphons (Antephanario) of that church, and now it was 21 years ago on Sunday after St. Barnabas.
William del Berne of Thorndon, 40 and more, agrees, and knows it because at that time he was with Peter de Malteby, rector of Rishangeles, who was steward of the said Thomas’s father, and he went with the said Peter to Belton the same day and saw the said Thomas baptized, 21 years ago at the feast of St. Barnabas (last).
Richard de Hewode of Thorndon, 40 and more, agrees, and knows it because at the same that time his father Roger acquired certain tenements of the fee of the father of the said Thomas, and he went with his father when he did fealty for the same; which he knows by the date of the charter; it was 21 years ago on Sunday after St. Barnabas last.
Roger the carpenter of Rishangeles, 40 and more, agrees, and knows it because Laurence the carpenter his father died the same week on the feast of St. Barnabas last 21 years ago.
William son of Ralph of Thorndon, 40 and more, agrees, and knows it because Ralph son of William his father died at Whitsunday before, 21 years ago.
Roger Conestable of Thorndon, 40 and more, agrees, and knows it because Thomas de Hekelyngg’, grandfather of the said Thomas, died at Whitsunday before his birth, and he was then under-bailiff of the earl of Cornwall of Eye, and seized the said Thomas’s tenements into his lord’s hand, and it is 21 years ago at Whitsunday last.
The executors of Margaret late the wife of Edmund late earl of Cornwall who have the wardship being warned ………. nor sent anyone for them.
C. Edw. II. File 45 (2.)
541. THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE EYTON.
STAFFORD. Proof of age, the last day of Feb. 8 Edw II. (defaced.)
Thomas (?) ……, 50 (?) [says that the said Thomas] was 21 on the day of St. Stephen last, and was born at Aston by Stone and baptized [in the church of Stone] ………….. [and this he knows] because he has a daughter Alice who was born on Christmas Day in the same year, 22 (Edw. I.) and she is of the same age……………………… and more, says the same, and knows it because he has a son Roger older by one day and a half, and the said Thomas sucked the breasts of the said Roger’s mother.
Richard son of John de We …. on, aged 60, says the same, and knows it because in the same year 22, he let to Thomas ….. a messuage and 9 (?)a. land for 20 years, which term elapsed a year ago.
Richard son of Geoffrey de ………….. says the same, and knows it because …….. Robert de Bromleye 2a. land for the term of 22 years which passed ……..
Richard de Rugge, 40 and more, says the same, and knows it because in the same year he was in the service of John de Eyton the father, and first announced to him the news of the said Thomas’s birth.
William le Reken[er] (?) aged 60 and more, says the same, and knows it because he has a son Nicholas who was born on the same day.
Geoffrey de ……, aged 40 and more, says the same, and knows it because in the same year he was of full age and had his land from the wardship of Robert de Staundon, and has held it now for 21 years.
Henry de Hales, aged 60, says the same, and knows it because Hugh de Hales his father died the year before the said Thomas’s birth and he possessed his inheritance.
Hugh called the carpenter, aged 50, says the same, and knows it because in the same year he married Alice daughter of Thomas le Corveyser, and his memory is perfect (a quo tempore nulla dies sibi datur oblivioni).
Thomas son of Henry of Aston, aged 50, says the same, and knows it because in the same year he bought 1/2 virgate land in fee of William Cok in Aston, as appears by a fine levied in the king’s court.
Geoffrey son of Robert, aged 40 and more, says the same and knows it because Robert his father gained a messuage and 10a. land in Rugge from Stephen of the same by the king’s writ before the justices in eyre, the year before the said Thomas’s birth.
William son of Thomas, aged 60, says the same, and knows it because Adam his brother was …….. by robbers, and his land descended to the same William in the same year 22, and he has held it for 21 years.
C. Edw. II. File 45. (3.)
542. ROBERT SON AND HEIR OF ROBERT DE HUGHAM.
KENT. Proof of age, Thursday the morrow of St. Barnabas, 8 Edw. II. (defaced).
Roger Hadde, aged 40 (?), says that the said Robert was 22 on the day of St. Martin last, and was born at Hugham on Monday before that feast, 21 Edw. I, and on the Tuesday following was baptized in the church of St. Laurence there; and this he knows, because one John de Bressinge, esquire of the said Robert’s father, married Sarra the said Roger’s sister, who bore a son Richard in the same year, who is now 22 and more; and he also saw the said Robert baptized by one Simon, vicar of Hugham, and Robert Baldewyne and Gerard de Herst were his godfathers.
Adam de Mardenne, aged 40, says the same, and knows it because he saw the same Robert at Hugham lying in his cradle; and in the same year he journeyed to St. Edmund’s ………….. there for half a year, and at that time Joan his wife died.
Robert Hadde, aged 50, says the same, and knows it because he married Alice (?) his wife in the same year, and had a son born two years after who is 20.
Philip de Boycote, aged 46, agrees, adding that he had a daughter Emma with Sarra his wife, who is now 22 and more, and thus he knows of the age of the said Robert.
Walter ate Welle, aged 42, says as above, and knows it because he was esquire to the said Robert’s father at the time of his birth, and Robert Baldewyne and Gerard de Herst were godfathers, and Sir Simon, vicar of Hugham, baptized him.
Adam de H …., aged 44, says that the said Robert is 22, and he knows it because in the year of the said Robert’s birth, he journeyed to Santiago, and that is twenty-two years ago.
William de Clopham, aged 45, says the same, and knows it because he was in the same year with Lady Lora de Otteham, who was at the assembly which Sir Robert father of the said Robert made, when Lady Alice the mother was purified of him (purificavit se de dicto Roberto) at Hugham, and he then saw the said Robert.
Walter ate Halle, aged 48, says the same, and had knowledge of it because Joan his wife was in the service of Dulcia (?), aunt of the mother of the said Robert when news came of his birth; and because in the same year he was imprisoned in the castle of Dover by Sir Stephen de Penecestre the keeper.
Peter Taylour, aged 51, says the said Robert is 22, and he knows it because he saw Sir Robert the father …. John de Borewike by writ of novel disseisin, and was one of twelve jurors of the said assize at Maydestan, in which time the said Robert …. was born.
Walter Hunte, aged 53, agrees, adding that he was borsholder (Borgesaldr) of Langel’ that year.
Hamo Gold, aged 40, says the said Robert is 12 (sic), &c. as above, and knows it because his houses were burned in Maydestan in that year, and he bought timber of Sir Robert the father, and so he well recollects.
John Gilbert, aged 56, says the said Robert is 22 and more, &c. as above, and knows it because Henry his father died in the same year, and he has held his inheritance twenty-two years and more.
Robert de Hetherst, aged 57, says the said Robert is 22, and this he knows because he saw him lying in his cradle, and in the same year was imprisoned in the castle of Canterbury.
C. Edw. II. File 45. (4.)
543. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF SIR HUBERT DE MULTON, KNIGHT.
CUMBERLAND. Proof of age, Monday the morrow of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 8 Edw. II. (defaced.)
Sir John de Lamplow, knight, 40 and more, [says that the said John was born] in the manor of Ishal, and baptized in the church of St. Michael there, and was 21 on the feast of St. Bartholomew last; which he well recollects because Robert his elder brother, whose heir he is, died on the morrow of the Assumption, 21 Edw. I, and the said John was born on the feast of St. Bartholomew following.
Robert de Mulcastre says the like, and recollects because on the morrow of St. Laurence in that year he married Petronilla, daughter of Sir Robert de Pavelly, and the said John was born on the feast of St. Bartholomew following.
Thomas de Redman, says the like, and recollects it by a chirograph made between himself and Richard de Mulcastre concerning his tenements of Redman, which are of the fee of Ishal, demised to him for 21 years, dated the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula 21 [Edw. I].
Alexander de Ripton says the like, and recollects it because his mother died on the feast of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist 21 (Edw. I) and the said John was born on the day of St. Bartholomew preceding.
Hugh de Brumfeld says the like, and recollects it because in the same year on Sunday before the Ascension, the city of Carlis(le), with the great church, was burned.
John de Stanlowe says the like, and knows it because Robert his firstborn son was born the same year on the eve of the Assumption next before the said John.
John de Eglesfeld says the like, and recollects it because he lifted the said John from the sacred font, and is his godfather.
Walter de Plumlaund says the like, and knows it because John his father, whose heir he is, died 13 Aug. 21 Edw. I, and the said John was born on the feast of St. Bartholomew following.
Robert de Ereby says the like, and knows it because he did homage to the said Sir Hubert for tenements which he held in Warthol’ on the same day of St. Bartholomew when the said John was born.
Alan de Arkelby says the like, and knows it because he returned from his pilgrimage of Santiago on the same day of St. Bartholomew, 21 Edw. I, when the said John’s birth was announced.
Alan de Brigham says the like, and knows it because on the same day John de Stanlawe married Joan, his sister, in the said church of [Ish]al.
William de Langerig says the like, and knows it because on the day of St. Matthew in the same year he was present at the feast of relief (?) of Lady Margaret, mother of the said John, for the purification of her said son (inferfuit f(est)o releviarum …… de purificacione predicti filii sui).
C. Edw. II. File 45. (5.)
544. JOHN SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE ALBINIACO.
Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said John, who is in the wardship of Cristina, late the wife of John de Monte Acuto, by the demise of Margaret, queen of England, to whom the king’s father committed the same, 10 Feb. 8 Edw. II.
KENT. Proof of age, 13 Feb. 8 Edw. II.
Alexander Badecok, aged 50, says that the said John was 22 at the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula last, for he was born at Hockingdene on that day 22 Edw. I, and baptized on the morrow in the church of St. Mary, Creye, and this he recollects because his sister Alice was nurse of the said John, and he often saw him lying in his cradle.
Thomas atte Spyche, aged 40, says the same, and recollects it because he was at the purification (purificationemde eodem) of Isabel the said John’s mother.
Richerus de Marisco, aged 40, agrees, and knows it because he saw the said John borne into the church to be baptized.
John de Welsh (sic), aged 40, agrees, and knows it because he was servant of John the father, when the said John (the son) was born.
Simon atte Purye, aged 50, agrees, and knows it because his (John’s) father told him on the day the said John was born, that he had a son of which he greatly rejoiced.
Richard Walter, aged 40, agrees, and knows it because he was a thresher (quidam Tritulator) at Hockingdenne at the time the said John was born.
Simon Coleman, aged 50, agrees, and knows it because he is and was at that time a near neighbour at Hockingdenne.
Gilbert Gerold, aged 40, agrees, and knows it because he saw the said John lying in his cradle.
Nicholas de Hockingdenne, aged 50, agrees, and knows it because he was in the service of John de Albyniaco the father when the said John was born.
Ralph Vyel, aged 50, agrees, and knows it because he was servant at Hockingdenne when the said John was born.
Simon Laston, aged 40, agrees, and knows it because he saw the same John on the day he was baptized.
Robert Pertrich, aged 50, agrees, and knows it because he is a near neighbour at Hockingdenne and was at the purification of the same John’s mother.
The said Cristina being warned, came not, nor sent any one for her.
C. Edw. II. File 45. (6.)
545. JOHN LOVEL.
Writ (missing).
NORTHAMPTON. Inq. 29 Oct. 8 Edw. II.
Tychemers. The manor (full extent given), including a fortalice (fossellettum), a wood called Bolax, a fishery with a boat in the Nene, and works called ‘Nithwech’ and ‘Burgeshere,’ held of Walter de Langeton, bishop of Chester, by service of 2 knights’ fees.
Joan his daughter, aged 2, is his next heir.
E. Inq. P.M. File 7. (22.)
546. JOAN LATE THE WIFE OF ALAN PLUKENET.
Writ, 8 June, 8 Edw. II.
SOMERSET. Inq. 30 May, 10 Edw. II.
Modeford Terri. A messuage, 120a. arable, 20a. meadow, 12a. pasture, rents &c. which were then held of the said Alan as of his manor of Haselbear’ by service of 1/3 knight’s fee, were procured by the said Alan and Joan jointly to hold to them and the heirs of the said Alan of the king in chief by the said service, and the said Joan held them for her life.
Alan Plukenet, son of the said Alan, is next heir of the said Alan and Joan.
Writ de melius inquirendo 4 July, 10 Edw. II.
SOMERSET. Inq. 20 July, 11 Edw. II.
Alan de Plokenet, son and heir of the said Joan, is 30 years of age and more.
C. Edw. II. File 45. (7.)
547. WALTER ALET alias DE ALET.
Writ of plenius certiorari, on the petition of Iseult late the wife of the said Walter for her dower out of the manor of Alet, 16 May, 8 Edw. II.
CORNWALL. Inq. Friday the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, 9 Edw. II.
Alet. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service, was given by John, father of the said Walter, to Serlo de Nansladron for the life of the said John; immediately after whose death the said Walter, after his marriage with the said Iseult, entered into the said manor, but was forthwith ejected by the said Serlo; after whose death the said manor, by reason of the minority of the said Walter’s heirs came to the king’s hand and so still remains.
C. Edw. II. File 45. (8.)
548. ROBERT DE BRUS.
Writ of certiorari, on the petition of Richard le Waleys and Eleanor his wife, late the wife of Robert de Brus, deceased, for her dower out of the knights’ fees of the said Robert, sometime her husband, which through his death and now by the forfeiture of Robert de Brus his son and heir, are in the king’s hand, 8 March, 8 Edw. II.
BEDFORD. Inq. 20 Jan. 10 Edw. II.
He held no knight’s fee in the county, but the said Robert, John de Hastingges, and John de Bruteigne held the manor of Kemston of the late King Edward by service of a sore sparrowkawk, a third part whereof by reason of the forfeiture of Robert, son and heir of the said Robert, was taken into the king’s hand, and is held by James de Audele by the king’s grant.
Sudburi. 1/2 knight’s fee held by John de Sudbury of the said Robert.
Soutton. 1/2 knight’s fee held by Alice la Latimere of the said Robert.
RUTLAND. Inq. 12 Feb. 10 Edw. II.
Exton. 1/8 knight’s fee held by Bernard de Brus of the said Robert, but now of the king by the said forfeiture; 1/2 knight’s fee similarly held by Ralph Basset; and 1/4 knight’s fee similarly held by Walran de Mortuo Mari.
Assewell. 1 knight’s fee held by Thomas Touchet.
Wyssinden. 1/2 knight’s fee held by Thomas Wake, and now held of the king as above.
LINCOLN. Inq. 31 Oct. 10 Edw. 2.
Norton and Stapelford. 2 knights’ fees held by the said Robert of the king in chief, which William Dysny now holds.
Basingham. 1 knight’s fee which William de Staunton now holds.
Coleby. 1/2 knight’s fee which Roger de Cuppeldik and Alexander his son now hold.
All of whom now hold of the king by reason of the forfeiture of Robert de Brus the son.
LEICESTER. Inq. 6 March, 10 Edw. II.
He held no knights’ fees of the late king in the county.
Sproxton and Saxeby. 2 1/2 knights’ fees held by Roger Brabazon [alias le Brabazon].
Asseby Folevyle. 2 knights’ fees held by John de Folevyle.
Lowesby. 1 knight’s fee held by William Burdet.
All now in the king’s hand by the forfeiture of the said Robert.
ESSEX. Inq. Tuesday the eve of St. Thomas the Apostle, 11 Edw. II.
Kingesho in Great Badewe in the hundred of Schelmersford. 1/4 knight’s fee is held by Nicholas de Molssham, which was held of Sir Robert de Brus.
Terlingg and Hatfeld Peverel. 2 knights’ fees are held by the bishop of Norwich, which were held of the said Sir Robert.
The said fees are in the king’s hand by the forfeiture of Robert le Brus the son.
CAMBRIDGE and HUNTINGDON. Inq. 20 July, 11 Edw. II.
[CAMBRIDGE.] Overe. 1/8 knight’s fee held of the late king, which the scholars of Mertone and John de Northbrok now hold.
Hoketon. 1/8 knight’s fee, now held by Hugh le Rous.
Caldecote. 1/4 knight’s fee, now held by John Engayne, the king’s alnager.
Conyngton. 1/8 knight’s fee, now held by Bernard de Brus.
[HUNTINGDON.] Offord. 1 knight’s fee, now held by Walter de Langeton, bishop of Chester.
Touleslonde. 1/2 knight’s fee, now held by John de Grey.
Hardwyk and Touleslonde. 1/2 knight’s fee, now held by Robert de Totehale.
Hardwyk. 1/2 knight’s fee, now held by Walter de Molesworthe [alias de Mollesworthe].
Little Paxton. 1/2 knight’s fee, now held by Robert le Moygne.
Bouton and Berkeford. 1/2 knight’s fee, now held by Margery de Stokes.
Bychamstede. 1/4 knight’s fee, now held by Peter de Croft.
Abbotesle. 1/2 knight’s fee, now held by Henry Tilly [alias de Tylly].
All the above are held of the king by reason of the forfeiture of the said Robert son of Robert.
Summary of the above knights’ fees, with variations there given within square brackets.
C. Edw. II. File 45. (9.)
549. JOAN DE GREY alias LE GREY.
Writ of plenius certiorari, on the complaint of Geoffrey de Boxore that since the manor of Wynterburn by Neubury was taken into the king’s hand, by reason of the minority of the said Joan’s heir, he had not received 44s. yearly rent, which he ought to receive for life of the enfeoffment of Margery de Bolehuthe, sometime lady of that manor, 21 Feb. 8 Edw. II.
BERKS. Inq. 5 March, 8 Edw. II.
Wynterborne. The said Geoffrey was seised of the said rent in the manor, of the enfeoffment of Margery de Bulehuthe, then lady of the manor, for life, and continued in peaceful seisin thereof until the manor by the death of Joan le Grey was taken into the king’s hand, after which he received the rent for one year. The manor is held of Gilbert de Elsefelde by service of 1/4 knight’s fee, and after the said Joan’s death descended to John, son and heir of John de Grey, who was under age, as next heir of John son of Joan de Grey.
C. Edw. II. File 45. (10.)