Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 7, Edward III. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1909.
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Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III, File 14
|175.||ROBERT DE ECHINGHAM.|
|Writ of amotus, 11 May, 2 Edward III.|
|SUSSEX.||Inq. taken at La Bataile, 4 June, 3 Edward III.|
Echyngham. The manor with its members, Ocham, Mundefeld, and Odimer, held of John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, as of the barony of Hastyng’, by service of five knights’ fees and three parts of a knight’s fee.
Echyngham. The manor (extent given), including a park of 400a. of great wood and heath, with deer.
Ocham. A messuage, land, rent, &c. (extent given), including 80a. of oak.
Mundefeld. A messuage, land, rent, &c. (extent given).
Odimer. A messuage, land, rent, &c. (extent given), including a park, containing 1,000 deer and 200a. of oak.
He held no lands or tenements of the king in chief in the county.
Simon de Echyngham, his brother, is his next heir and of full age.
|C. Edw. III. File 14. (1.)|
|176.||WALTER DE BELLO CAMPO.|
|Writ, 17 October, 2 Edw. III.|
|WARWICK.||Inq. Monday after St. Hilary, 2 Edw. III.|
Alyncestre. He held no lands or tenements in his demesne as of fee, of the inheritance, or of the heir, of Guy de Bello Campo, late earl of Warwick, who held of the late King Edward II in chief, now in the king’s wardship, or of any one else, on the day he died, but was sometime seised of the manor of Alyncestre, which twelve years and more before he died he gave to Giles de Bello Campo, his brother, to hold to him and his heirs for ever. The said manor is held in chief of Reginald son of Peter, for half a knight’s fee, and the said Giles has ever since been seised thereof in fee.
William, his brother, aged 40 years, is his next heir.
|C. Edw. III. File 14 (2.)|
|177.||MASTER REES AP HOWEL, clerk.|
|Writ of certiorari, 9 June, 2 Edward III.|
|On the complaint of Philip ap Howel, clerk, and Philip de Brenlees, that whereas King Edward II by his letters patent gave licence to Master Rees ap Howel, clerk, now deceased, to enfeoff William ap Rees of his manor of Talgarth in Wales, which was held of the said king in chief, to hold to the said William and his heirs by the accustomed services; and the said king granted to the same William that, when he was seised of the manor, he might give it to Philip ap Howel, and to the said Rees and Philip de Brenlees, to hold to them and the heirs of the body of the said Philip de Brenlees by the said services; and the said Rees, by virtue of the above licence, enfeoffed the said William, who afterwards granted the said manor to the said Rees, Philip and Philip, and they were thereof jointly seised, until the death of the said Rees; the escheator, pretending that the said Rees was the only tenant, then took the manor into the king’s hand, and still detains it from the said Philip and Philip.|
|WALES [BRECON]||Inq. Monday the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, 2 Edward III.|
|Talgarth alias Dalgarth. Rees ap Howell was seised of the manor in fee, and by his charter gave it in fee and inheritance to William ap Rees, who was seised of the same for a year and more; and afterwards the said William, with the king’s licence, gave the manor to Rees ap Howel, Philip ap Howel, and Philip de Brentles, to hold to them and the heirs of the body of the said Philip de Brentles, of the king in chief, by homage only, and by giving aid against the Welsh in time of war in Wales, as other like tenants do for keeping the peace; with successive remainders in tail to his brothers, John, Rees, and James, and Elizabeth his sister, with reversion to the right heirs of the said Rees ap Howel; for all which the said charter of King Edward II was shown; and the said Philip and Philip, jointly with the said Rees, held the said manor until the death of the said Rees, since which the manor has been in the king’s hand. The said manor is held of the king in chief by the aforesaid service.|
|C. Edw. III. File 14. (3.)|
|178.||WILLIAM DE DENE.|
|Writ of plenius certiorari to John de Annesle and Robert de Aston, 28 March, 2 Edward III.|
|Whereas by an inquisition made by the late escheator it was found that William de Dene held on the day he died certain lands and tenements in Great Dene, co. Gloucester, by service of 10s. to be paid to the king by the hands of the constable of the castle of St. Briavel, and certain lands and tenements in Little Dene, by service of 6d. to be paid yearly at the king’s exchequer; and that the said William held no other lands or tenements of the king in chief, by which the wardship &c. ought to pertain to the king, but that he held the manor of Lassebergh, in the same county, of Hugh le Despenser, late earl of Winchester, by service of a knight’s fee; and that Joan and Isabel his daughters are his next heirs, Joan being 15 years of age, and Isabel 11 years; and it is now shewn to the king on behalf of Robert de Goldhull that the said Hugh, after the death of the said William in 12 Edward II, entered upon the said manor in the name of wardship, and granted it to one Geoffrey de Weston, to hold until the lawful age of the aforesaid heirs; and the said Geoffrey demised the same to the said Robert, to hold as aforesaid; and thus both the said Geoffrey and Robert were seised of it, until, by the forfeiture of the said Hugh, the manor was taken into the king’s hand, and there is still detained. For which the said Robert prays remedy.|
|Writ of venire facias, to the sheriff of Gloucester, in accordance with the foregoing, 28 March, 2 Edward III.|
|GLOUCESTER.||Inq. Monday next before St. George, 2 Edward III.|
|Lassebergh. Hugh le Despenser, the elder, entered upon the manor in 13 Edward II, after the death of William de Dene, in the name of wardship because of the minority of Joan and Isabel, daughters and heirs of the said William; and on 10 May in the same year, the said Hugh demised the said manor to Geoffrey de Westone, to hold until the lawful age of the aforesaid heirs; and thus the said Geoffrey was seised of the manor from the said 10 May until Sunday the feast of St. Clement the Pope, 19 Edward II, on which day the said Geoffrey demised the manor to Robert de Goldhulle, to hold as above; who was seised thereof from the said Sunday to 22 July, 1 Edward III, when the king’s escheator took the said manor into the king’s hand, and ejected the said Robert, supposing that the manor was forfeited by the forfeiture of the said Hugh, who then held nothing there, and it is still in the king’s hand. William de Dene held the manor of the said Hugh le Despenser, the elder, in chief, as of the manor of Somerforde Kaynes, by service of a knight’s fee.|
|C. Edw. III. File 14. (4.)|
|179.||GEORGE DE MERIET.|
|Writ of certiorari, 29 March, 2 Edward III. (defaced.)|
|Whereas lately on the petition of the said George suggesting that he, as lord of the manors of Meriet and Great Lopene, co. Somerset, and all his ancestors, lords of those manors, had fairs and markets therein time out of mind, until the death of John de Meriet, his grandfather, who held of King Edward I, in chief, after whose death the aforesaid manors, by reason of the minority of John his son and heir, were taken into the said king’s hand and there remained until the lawful age of the said heir, when they were restored; but nevertheless, those fairs and markets were kept (detinebantur) from the said John son of John, and from that time until now have been kept alike from the said John and the said George; the present king appointed commissioners to enquire into the truth of the foregoing, and by inquisition it was found that the said John the grandfather and his ancestors had fairs as abovesaid, viz.—a fair at Meriet beginning on Friday next before the Ascension, and lasting till the morrow of the said feast, and another fair at Lopene beginning on Wednesday next before Whitsunday, and lasting till the morrow of Holy Trinity; and that on the restitution of the said manors the said fairs remained in the said king’s hand through lack of suit of the said John, and they are still there, through lack of suit of the said George, and in no other manner; and that the fair of Meriet is worth 12d. yearly, and the fair of Great Lopene 26s. 8d. yearly.|
|SOMERSET.||Inq. 25 April, 2 Edward III. (defaced.)|
|To the same effect as in the inquisition above recited, but the jurors add that neither John de Meriet nor his ancestors held any markets in the aforesaid towns at any time. John, the father of the said George, was in the wardship of King Edward I for eighteen years and then was seised of the said manors, but not of the fairs for lack of counsel, and lived no long time, and after his death the said George was in the wardship of King Edward II for sixteen years.|
|Writ of dedimus potestatem to the escheator to take the fealty of Isabel, late the wife of the said George, the king having understood by inquisition made that the said George and Isabel held jointly 27 messuages, lands and rent (extent given), in Meriet for life, by fine levied in the late king’s court, which are held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee, and that John, son of the said George, aged 7 weeks, is his next heir, 10 January, 2 Edward III.|
|Endorsed by the escheator:—“I have taken the fealty of Isabel, late the wife of George de Meriet, according to the tenor of this writ.”|
|LINCOLN.||Assignment of dower to the said Isabel, 22 February, 3 Edward III. (defective and defaced.)|
|On receiving the oath of the said Isabel that she would not marry without the king’s licence, there were assigned to her, firstly, the high chamber in the [capital] messuage, situated across the hall on the east side, and thence from the western corner of the said chamber towards the hall as far as the small stable, with the said stable ……… . . towards the east, with all the houses situated in the said part, and with a certain part of the grange towards the east, and the court of the same, as far as the bound there fixed by common assent, and with ……… . all profits of the same from a certain postern on the east side of the aforesaid chamber, situate between the chamber and the kitchen, as far as the drawbridge of the manor, with a certain motte (mota) ……… on the east side, with free ingress and egress for all her necessary causes by the middle of the gate beyond the aforesaid drawbridge ………… for a third part of the whole capital messuage. There were also assigned to her two small fishponds (described); …… ., with a third part of a certain house at le Fenhouses, called le Skipnegarth, on the north side …… .; five tofts, of which one lies on the north side of the town of Castelcarleton; divers parcels of arable land (field names given), including ……… of land of the parson of the church of Great Carleton, for a third part of 435 1/2a. 1r; divers parcels of meadow (field names given), for a third part of 529 1/2a.; divers parcels of several pasture (field names given), for a third part of 102a.; a third part of a mill; a third part of the fairs in Castelcarlton on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross ………; a third part of the perquisites of court; divers parcels of wood (field names given), for a third part of 121 1/2a. wood; a third part of the head-money of knaves (chevagium garcionum); and a third part of the rents and works of divers tenants (names given). This assignment was made with the assent of (the attorney) of Gilbert Talbot, who had the wardship of two parts of the lands &c. until the lawful age of the heir of the said George, and of the said Isabel.|
|C.||Edw. III. File 14. (5.)|
|180.||JOHN GIFFARD of Brymesfeld.|
|Writ of certiorari, [… . . 2 Edw. III.] (defective and defaced.)|
|Whereas by certain inquisitions concerning the lands and tenements of the said John in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, Salop and Stafford, and in the Marches of Wales adjacent, it was found that he held of King Edward II in chief, and that John, son of Fulk Lestraunge and Eleanor his wife, sister of the said John Giffard, and James, son of Nicholas Daudele, issue of Katherine de Audele another sister of the same John Giffard, are next heirs of the said John Giffard; and that John Lestrange was 21 years old at Christmas then last past, and the said James was 14 years old at Michaelmas then last past; and by certain other inquisitions taken in the said Marches and in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, Berks, Bedford and Buckingham, it was found that one Elias Giffard lawfully begat John Giffard of Brymesfeld, Maud, Isabel, and Mabel, and that the same John Giffard, after the death of the said Elias his father, took to wife Maud de Longespeye, of whom he begat Katherine de Audeleye, afterwards married to Nicholas de Audeleye, who of her begat Nicholas de Audeleye; and that the same Nicholas begat the said James, who is under age and in the king’s wardship; and that the same John Giffard of his said wife begat Eleanor Lestraunge, afterwards married to Fulk Lestraunge, who of her begat the said John Lestraunge; and that on the death of the aforesaid Maud Longespeye the said John Giffard, son of Elias, took to wife Margaret de Nevill, of whom he begat the aforesaid John Giffard of Brymesfeld, who last died; and that the said Maud, daughter of the said Elias, was married to Godfrey Escudemor, who of her begat Peter Escudemor; and that the same Peter begat Alesia de Bavent, afterwards married to Adam de Bavent, who of her begat Roger de Bavent, who is 40 years old; and that the said Isabel, second daughter of the said Elias, was married to Thomas le Tabler, who of her begat Guy le Tabler; and that the said Guy begat Edith de Grymstede, afterwards married to Richard de Grymstede, who of her begat Thomas de Grymstede, who is 25 years old; and that Mabel, the third daughter of Elias, was married to Richard Dansy, who of her begat Richard Dansy, who again begat Richard Dansy, who is 40 years old. Because of the difficulties of the business (and because) John de Kaylwe has asserted that he is next heir of the said John Giffard, the escheator is to make further enquiry.|
|WILTS.||Inq. 20 March, 2 Edward III. (defective.)|
|John Cailwey is kinsman and next heir of [John], son of John Giffard of Brymesfeld who last died, and of the full blood, for Roger de Bavente, Thomas de Grymstede, Richard Dansy, J[ames] Daudele and John son of Fulk Lestraunge, are of the half blood of the aforesaid John son of John Giffard, because Maud, great-grandmother of the aforesaid Roger de B[avente], Isabel, great-grandmother of the aforesaid Thomas de Grymstede, and Mabel, grandmother of the said Richard Dansy, were sisters of John Giffard, son of Elias Giffard, father of John Giffard of Brymesfeld, who last died, begotten of Isabel Musard, the first wife of Elias Giffard, grandfather of the aforesaid John son of John Giffard. And John Giffard, father of the said John, was son and heir of the said Elias Giffard, begotten of Alice Mautravers, his second wife. Also Katherine Daudele, [mother] of James Daudele, and Eleanor Lestraunge, mother of John son of Fulk Lestraunge, were sisters of John son of John Giffard, begotten of [Maud de] Lungespeye, the first wife of John son of Elias Giffard. And John Giffard of Brymesfeld, who last died without heir of himself, [was son and] heir of the said John son of Elias Giffard, begotten of Margaret de Nevyle, his second wife, who survives. The jurors also say that the aforesaid Elias had a sister on his father’s and mother’s side, named Berta, great-grandmother of the said John Cailwey, who was married to E … [Cail]wey, who of her begat Elias Cailwey, which Elias begat John Cailwey, which John begat [John] Cailwey, who now is. The aforesaid John son of John Giffard has no other heir of ………… [Cai]lwey. And the aforesaid John Cailwey is 40 years old and more.|
|GLOUCESTER.||Inq. 20 March, 2 Edward III. (defective.)|
|John de Kaylewe is kinsman and next heir of John Giffard, son of John Giffard of Brymesfeld, who last died, because a certain E[lias] … of the aforesaid John son of John, married a certain wife named Maud, of whom he begat a son named Elias and a daughter named B[erta] … . . son of Elias married a certain wife named Isabel, of whom he begat Isabel, great-grandmother of Thomas de Grymstude, Maud, great-grandmother of R[oger de Bavente, and] Mabel, grandmother of Richard Dansy; which Isabel, wife of the aforesaid Elias died; after whose death, the aforesaid Elias son of Elias married ………, of whom he begat John, father of the aforesaid John Giffard, who last died; which John son of Elias married ……… . ., of whom he begat Eleanor, mother of John Lestrange, and Katherine, grandmother of James Daudelee; which Maud died ………… John son of Elias married a certain wife named Margaret, of whom he begat the aforesaid John son of John Giffard, [who] last died. And the jurors say that Elias de Kaylewe, great-grandfather of the aforesaid John de Kaylewe, married the aforesaid Ber[ta] ……… Elias de Kaylewe; which Elias begat John de Kaylewe; who begat ………; and so the jurors say that he is kinsman and next heir of John Giffard, son of John Giffard of Br[ymesfeld].|
|Writ to the justices for pleas, 4 April,  Edward III. (defective.)|
Whereas by certain inquisitions concerning the lands and tenements of the said John, which he held of King Edward II in chief, it was found that John, son of Fulk Lestrange and Eleanor his wife, sister of the aforesaid John Giffard, and James son of Nicholas Daudele, issue of Katherine Daudele, another sister of the same John Giffard, are next heirs of the said John Giffard; and it was found by other inquisitions that Roger Bavent, Thomas de Grymstede, and Richard Dansy, by divers other degrees of consanguinity, are heirs of the said John Giffard; which inquisitions, owing to the difficulties and varieties arising therefrom, the king sent to them and the business as yet hangs undecided; and now by inquisitions, made on the suit (ad prosecucionem) of John de Caylewe, it has been found that the said John is next heir of the said John Giffard and is of full age, and he has prayed for livery to be made to him; the said justices are to view the said inquisitions and to report what ought to be done.
(See No. 78.)
|C. Edw. III. File 14. (6.)|
|181.||WILLIAM, SON AND HEIR OF WALTER LE VENOUR, an idiot as the king has heard.|
|Writ of plenius certiorari, 28 October, 2 Edward III.|
|Endorsed by the escheator, that he examined the said William and found him sufficiently discreet, but nevertheless caused this inquisition to be made.|
|STAFFORD.||Inq. 12 February, 3 Edward III.|
The said William was not an idiot at his birth, nor has been up to this time.
Great Curborough by Lych(field). A toft and 1a. meadow held of the bishop of Chester by service of 5s. 8d. yearly, which were of his inheritance, are now in the hands of Hugh le Rider. The said William is 60 years of age and more.
|C. Edw. III. File 14. (7.)|
|182.||RICHARD DE FRIVILL.|
|CAMBRIDGE.||Enrolment of Inquisition (undated). [2 Edward III. (fn. 1) ]|
|Caxton. Two parts of the manor held jointly with Margaret his wife of the king in chief by service of a third part of a knight’s fee; which two parts by licence of the late King Edward II they purchased of James de Frivill by fine levied in the king’s court, to hold to them and the heirs of the said Richard by the service accustomed. He held no other lands &c., on the day he died.|
|E. Inrolments &c. of Inq. 16, m. 5.|