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Records Relating To the Barony of Kendale: Volume 1. Originally published by Titus Wilson and Son, Kendal, 1923.

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1086 Gilemichel held Bodelforde; Dom. Bk., f. 302.

1170–1180 William de Lancaster II. gave to Gervase de Ainecurt, for his homage and service, £15 worth of land yearly, to hold for the service of 3 parts of one knight's fee, namely inter alia Natalund and Bothelford [extending] unto the brook of the gallows and so the whole field up to the way from Hoton . . . . to the bounds of Hoton and Stainton; see Sizergh, p. 130.

1190–1200 Gilbert, son of Roger Fitz-Reinfred confirmed to Gervase de Ainecurt the land which William de Lancastre gave to him, namely Natalaund, Bothelford, etc. See p. 131.

1246 Ralph Daincurt gave to master Roger Pepin, rector of the mediety of the church of Kirkebi in Kendale, land in Natalunt in a competent place, 80 feet in length and 40 in breadth, to hold during his life, for the site of a barn in which to put his tithe of Natalunt. Dated at Appilbi, 5 Ides Novembr, A.D. 1246; D. at Sizergh.

On the morrow of Martinmas, 31 Henry III, at Appelby, Roger Pepyn, parson of the mediety of the church of Kyrkeby in Kendale, acknowledged that 14 a. land in Natelund were the right of Ralph de Eyncurt and released them to Ralph for himself and his successors, parsons of the said mediety; and further granted that Ralph and his heirs should henceforth have a chapel in their court at Natelund for the celebration of divine service. For this agreement Ralph gave to Roger and his mediety of the said church, a messuage and 10 a. land in Whynnefel which Richard Prat sometime held and 10 a. of the said Ralph's land next the said messuage, to hold in alms; D. at Sizergh; Feet of F., file 4. n. 15.

1255–72 Peter de Brus released to William de Stirkeland and Elizabeth his wife their land of Natelund and Syreydherg, free from puture (fn. 1) of his master forester and all the things belonging to the same forestry; D. at Sizergh.

1290 Walter de Stirklaund complains that Roger de Burton, Richard de Preston, Thomas Collan, John and Robert, his sons, Robert son of Swayn, Thomas Tort, Thomas de Kime, Thomas Dering, John le Serjaunt, William de Geytecragge, Richard Almele, Alan le Parker, John Bradbelt, William Bulneys, William Gilpin and Henry Rud, came to his land in Nateland and took away his goods and those of Nicholas de Crakehale, his bondman; Cal. Pat. R. 1290, p. 408.

1292 By deed, dated at Kirkeby in Kendal, on Wed. next, after St. Matthew, the apostle, 20 Edward I (24 September, 1292), Walter, son of Sir William de Strikelande, granted to Robert de Wessington and Joan, the grantor's sister, 9 messuages, 5 bovates, 115½ a. 1 r. land in Natelande, of which William, son of Stephen, holds a messuage and 2 a.; William Bronbayne, a mess., 2 a. 1 r.; Nicholas, son-in-law of Ellen, a mess., 1 bovate and 10 a.; Henry del Grene, a mess., 1 bovate and 13½a.; Richard de Crachalle, a mess., 1 bovate and 31 a., with a waste called Kalnestilde (or Kalrestilde); Richard of the Hall, a mess., 1 bovate and 27 a. 1 r.; Thomas de Crachalle, a mess., ½ bovate and 11 a.; Nicholas Percy and Henry Glover, ½ bovate and 4 a.; William, the reaper (messor) a mess. and 1½ a. 1 r.; Nicholas the shepherd, 6 a.; Robert, the miller, 4 a. and Nicholas Parker, 3 a.; also the moiety of Lowkerig and the land of John, son of Grete, and the meadow called le Quaghe to hold to them and their issue; D. at Sizergh.

William de Stirkelaund, son of Sir Robert de Stirkelaund, releases to Walter de Strikelaund, his son and heir, 104s. 10d. worth of land in Nateland, which William reserved on the day when he enfeoffed Walter of the vill of Nateland. See Helsington, p. 136.

1294 Walter de Styrkelaund impleaded Nicholas de Crakehale, that he render an account of the time that he was his bailiff in Nateland; De Banco R., Hil., 103, n. 72.

1302 "Wauter" son of Sir William de Stirklaund, lets to farm to Baudwyn de Schepesheved and Sibyl, his wife, the chief messuage of Natelund with the demesne land and Le Bradynge, 1 a. meadow in Staynton, with the wood of Broudhous, which Walter recovered against them by judgment in the King's court, to hold for 9 years from Sunday next before St. Cuthbert in Lent, 30 Edward 1, at 45s rent; D. at Sizergh.

1307–1327 Grant by John son of Grete to Sir Walter de Stirkeland of 6 a. in Nateland. Witnesses: Robert be Wessington, John de Wessington, Baldwyn de Schepesheved, Rouland de Patton, Thomas de Levenes, John Collan; D. at Sizergh.

1312 Agreement made on Sunday next after Michaelmas, 6 Edward 11, whereby Sir Walter de Stirkland granted to Robert de Wessington and Joan, his wife and their issue, 7a. 1 r. in Natland, to improve the estate which Robert and Joan already held by Walter's feoffment, namely, in Crakhal, 2a., in Uttyngapefalgh, 1a., upon le Bradeflatt, 2a., near Dupeslaw and on either side of the cross in Nateland, 2a. 1 r., and common of pasture in Nateland for themselves and tenants, for all beasts, except goats, outside the hedges at all times, and within the hedges in the town field after the corn and hay have been carried, saving in the lands which Sir Walter holds in severalty and in the wood of Brundehous and le Storthes, and in Loukerigg, which he and Robert and Joan hold in severalty; and liberty to take estovers (except for fuel) in the wastes of Nateland, except in Helm, Alde Nateland, Loukerigg and le Waterbankes, where they shall take rods only; Sir Walter also granted that they should hold the waste, meadow and moss of the Quaghes; all which he granted in exchange for 7a. 1r., namely in le Storthes, 1a. 3r., le Tathes, 1r., at le Quitestone above the highway, 1½a., between Brundehous and the land of Beatrice la Harpereste and le Walstorth, 1½a., in les Eshspyres and Ulmeriddynges, 1½a., and in Ketelhathes 3r., which Sir Walter will presently enclose. Witnesses: Nicholas de Leyburn, Knt., Roger de Kerneteby vicar of Kyrkeby in Kendale, John de Wessington, Baldewyn de Shepeshevid, Thomas Dauney ["de Alneto"], Alan de Elmed. Thomas de Levines, Thomas, son of William, son of John, clerk; D. at Sizergh.

1332 Nateland. Subsidy of a fifteenth.

Nicholas the reeve in goods 30s.
Robert Routhe " 15s.
Richard Warayner " 45s.
John son of Agnes " 30s.
Nicholas Makerahte " 15s.
Robert son of Ellis " 15s.
Adam Fisher (piscator) " 15s.
Adam brother of the reeve " 15s.
Nelle de Crosthwayt " 20s.
Sum of goods £10, whereof to the King 13s. 4d.; Excheq., Lay Sub., Westmld., 195, 1A.

1348 John, son of Sir Gilbert de Cullewen, kt., granted to Robert, son of Robert de Wessington and his heirs, estovers in his wood of Preston Patrick, neccessary for housebote and haybote for Robert's tenants in Nateland. Deed at Sizergh. See Preston Patrick.

1377 Adam Bridde impleaded Richard Shephird of Nateland, that he render him 40s. which he has unjustly detained; De Banco R., Trin., 466, n. 161d.

1408 Thomas, son and heir of Walter de Stirkeland, chivaler, assigned in dower to dame Alice, late the wife of Sir Walter, inter alia a park called Natelandpark, a close called Storthepark, in the vill of Helsyngton, a tenement called Ald Nateland, which John Bayley holds at will in the said vill; D. at Sizergh.

1411 Thomas de Warcopp of Lambertsete and Alice his wife, late the wife of Walter de Stirkeland, knt., demised Alice's dower in Hakthorp, Nateland and Staynton, to Thomas de Strykeland, son and heir of Sir Walter, during Alice's life, for £20 13s. 4d. yearly; ib.

1426 Thomas de Stirkeland, knt., enfeoffed John de Barton and William Maymorn, chaplains, of his messuages, lands, etc., which John de Natelande, Thomas Blouell, Alice Blouell, John Sprentlopp, William Makereth, John Rauth, Richard Speght, Robert Arnotson, Enota de Natelande, Thomas Speght, Peter de Stirkeland, John de Repon, John Willson, John Decousan, Adam de Bergh, and Joan relict of Thomas Dicsin severally held in Natland, and a parcels called Edoyneyng and Brownebayne land in Natlande. The feoffees in the ensuing year enfeoffed Thomas de Strikeland, knt., and Mabel, his wife of the same premises and lands in Staynton, to hold to them and the heirs male of the said Thomas, remainder to the heirs male, of the body of Thomas de Stirkeland, knt., grandfather of the said Thomas; D. at Sizergh.

1431 Thomas Strykland, knt., pays 34s. for farm of the tithes of Nateland (51 bushels of oatmeal); Roll at Levens.

1439 Robert Lawrence, knt., held at his death, land and tenements in the vill and hamlet of Nateland, of Thomas de Stirkeland, "chivaler," by service unknown, worth 10 marks yearly; Robert Lawrence his son, aged 40 years, is the next heir; Inq. p. m., 18 Hen. VI, n. 44.

1491 For the names of the tenants of Thomas Strykeland, knt., in Natland, see Sizergh, p. 150.

1494 William, abbot of St Mary's, York, and the convent, parsons of the parish church of Kirkeby in Kentdall, let to farm to Thomas Strikeland, kt, for nine years the tithe corn of Nateland for 51s, yearly. Deed at Sizergh.

1529 Edmund, abbott of St. Mary's, York, etc., leases to Richard Whalley, the abbot's servant, the tithes of corn and hay, late in the holding of Walter Strikland, knt., inter alia belonging to the tithe barns of Natland and Sizar, for 41 years, paying for Natland, 74s. 8d. and Sizar, 20s., saving the term of years still unexpired belonging to the executors of the said Sir Walter; D. at Sizergh.

1537 Walter Strykland, upon attaining his majority, had lands and tenements, parcel of the manor of Natland, worth yearly £5 14s. 0½d.; in Kyrby Kendale, worth £3. Elizabeth Gascoygn, formerly wife of Walter Stryklande, knt., deceased, grandfather of Walter the son, held as jointure lands and tenements inter alia in Natland with the water-mill, worth yearly, £11 9s. 9½d.; in Kyrby Kendale, 38s. 8d.; in Graryke and Hugyll, 26s. 5d.; meadows in Stanton ynges 48s.; Thomas Strykland, has for life, lands and tenements in Natlande, worth yearly, £6 13s. 4d.; and lands and tenements in Natland and Kendale, given to a chantry, were worth yearly £4 13s. 4d. Orig. at Sizergh.

1539 Lease of the tithes of Natland and Whynfell, for 66s. yearly, and for Sysyrehe, 20s., from William, abbot of St. Mary's, York, etc., to William Knevett, esq., and Lady Katheryn Strykland, his wife; ib.

Rental of Walter Strykland, esq., 1 July, 31 Henry VIII, in Natland with the members: the following took tenements (fn. 2) etc. (the sum named being the fine for gressom).

Roland Becke £5
Anthony Langhorne, the tenement late in the tenure of Gervase Rolandson £4
Thomas Makerethe, elder 46s. 8d.
Thomas Makerethe, younger £10
John Jaxson £3
Thomas Warener £5 6s. 8d.
Henry Grenbanke, ½ tent. 43s. 4d.
Nicholas Spyght £4
Rowland Saunderson £3
William Saunderson £6
John Dauber £6
William Dauney £6
Thomas Spence £3
Lawrence Grenbanke, 2 tents. £3 10s.
Edward Sill, ⅓ tent. 27s.
Richard Sill, 2/3 tent. 46s. 8d.
James Rolondson 20s.
William Smythe 40s.
Thomas Syll 46s. 8d.
Christopher Sadelar 46s. 8d.
Richard Bagulay 40s.
John Lankestre 40s.
Thomas Cawpland 33s. 4d.
James Cowper took a cottage 4s. 8d.
Edward Sill, the tenement late in the tenure of John Gurnell, and he gave the lord for entry, £4, "and for "le tenandright" £12, Sureties: Rowland Becke and Roger Helme.
Brian Highyn, a cottage 10s.
Milles Cowper, a tent. 4 marks, Sureties: Edward Sill, and Peter Chamer.
William Scheppard, a cottage 10s.
Hengon Hudson, a cottage 10s.

c1540 "The booke off Walter Strykelande, esquyer, etc., of his tenandes and inhabitantes" within Natland: each with horse, harnes and a bowe, Thomas Macareth, elder, Edward Macareth, Lawrance Grenebanke, James Rowlandson, Mylles Robynson, Roger Pryket, Mylles Kowper, James Pryket, Cristoper Bek.

Bylmen, with horse, harnes and a byll: Thomas Waryner, Thomas Syll, Wylliam Sanderson, William Smythe, Edward (cancelled), Thomas Macarethe, Thomas (cancelled), John Wylliamson, John (cancelled), Edward Benson, Wylliam Strykeland, James Robynson, Robert Pryket, Robert Makareth, Martyn Gylpyn.

Foytmen with sum harnes, oder none: Thomas Spence, a jak, a sallet, and a bow; Rowlland Pryket, harnese and a bow; Hew Hodson, a bow, Bryan Hyggyn, a bow.

Bylles: John Atkynson, a jake and a byll; Mycall Spyght, a sallet and a byll; Robert Strykland, the same; Henry Grenebanke, James Kowper, Edward Syll, William Schipert [each] a byll; Edward Sill "h. h. a bowe."

Yongmen bowys (each had a bow): Nycholes Scherman, Wylliam Scherman, Roger Walker, John Nykson, Robert Waryner (these 5 cancelled), Wylliam Jhonson, John Cowper (cancelled).

Bylles (each had a bill): James Toorner, George Bowman, Lawrance Sanderson, Leonard Cowper (cancelled), Peter Cowper, Robert Macareth (cancelled), Jhon Barray, Nycholes Macareth, Brian Denneson, Hene Nycolson, John Ingerson, Wylliam Shepert, James Walker, Tomas Cowpland, John Lancaster; Roll at Sizergh.

1566 In Easter term, 8 Elizabeth(1566), Thomas Chadock and Jane his wife, Ewan Haughton and Ellen his wife, convey by fine to Walter Stryckland, esq., 14 messuages etc., in Nateland, Crakell and Lawkrygge in Kendall, of the clear value of £3 17s. 4d. yearly. The property was late that of Richard Skyllycorne, esq., deceased, whose daughters and heirs were the said Jane, wife of Thomas Chadocke of Tyldesley, co. Lanc., gent., and Elyn, wife of Ewayn Haughton of Darbye, co. Lanc., gent. The consideration was £140; Orig. Fine and D. at Sizergh.

1569 After the death of Walter Strickland, the Court of Wards granted to Alice his relict inter alia the manor of Natland, yielding £28 3s. 2¾d. messuages and lands in Crakell, 27s. 2d. and 15 a. pasture in Lawkrigge, 15s. 5d.; the manor of Whinfell including perquisites of courts, 40s. £15 17s. 5d., a tenement in Sleadall in the tenure of the wife of George Harison, 14s. 1d., a tenement in Staveley, in the tenure of Rowland Nicholson, 5s. 8d.; out of which rents the said Alice took one third for dower and paid about two-thirds as rent to the Court of Wards; D. at Sizergh.

1574 Lancelot Bowde (Bold) of Farneworth, co. Lanc., gent., and Grace, his wife, convey to Thomas Strickland, esq., son and heir of Walter Strickland, deceased, their part and pourparty of lands and tenements in Natland, Lawcreck, Crakell and Seggeswick, now or late in the tenure of Thomas Boynton, esq., Miles Robinson, James Robinson, Robert Pricket, Thomas Pricket, widow Strickland, Edmund Strickland, widow Makerell (sic), widow Williamson, James Pricket and William Sheppherd, and a yearly rent of 7s. 8½d. in Natland, Lawcreck and Crakell; D. at Sizergh.

1585 Manors, lands, etc., of Thomas Strycklande, which descended to him after the death of Walter, his father, who died 8 April, 1569, inter alia: The manor of Natland, held of the heirs of Thomas Parre, knt., as of the 4th part of the barony of Kendall by knight's service and worth per annum clear £25 9s. 10; 2 messuages in Crackhall, of whom held unknown, worth yearly, 27s. 2d; 15 a. in Lawkrigge, worth yearly, 15s. 5d; a pasture of 16 a. and 30 a. wood called Natland Park, worth yearly, 16s. 8d; R. at Sizergh.

1588 William Langhorne of Natland, yeoman, assigns to Thomas Langhorne, his brother, of Kingston upon Thames, tailor, a tenement in Natland, late in the occupation of Anthony Langhorne, deceased, and now of the said William, of the lands and inheritance of Thomas Strickland, esq., yearly rent 20s.; D. at Sizergh.

1592 Walter Cornetwhat, son of Walter Cornetwhat, late of the Crawparke in Natland, husbandman, conveys for £ 16 (fn. 3) to Thomas Strickland of Sisergh, esq., the messuage and tenement called Craweparke, late in the holding of Walter the father of the lands of Thomas Strickland, yearly rent 17s. 6d., saving the estate of Robert Atkinson and Katherine, his wife, in the premises, for the term of Katherine's life. Dated 7th November, 34 Elizabeth. Deed at Sizergh.

1597 Thomas Strickland's rent roll in Natland, made 1 August, 39

Elizabeth, 1597.
Edward Cowper
John Syll
Walter Grenebanck
Edmond Grenebanck
Anthony Spence
Lawrence Williamson
Relict of Robert Willson
Christopher Newby
Edward Dawney
Edward Mackereth
Thomas Makereth
Brian Dickson
James Speyht
William Sleddall
Nicholas Warryner
Henry Robinson
Hugh Jackson
Relict of Jas. Rollandson
Jas. Rollandson for a close
Alan Prickett
Barnard Crosbye
William Prickett
William Shepard, 3s. 4d.
William Strickland

Robert Strickland, for the tenement, late in the holding of Edmund his father, gressom £5, hauling silver and 9s. 10d.

Relict of John Mackereth
Peter Williamson
Lawrence Williamson
Brian Shawe

Lawrence Williamson and Peter Shepard, 23s. 4d. Peter Shepherd (for his fine of half that tenement which his father and he jointly held, being tenant of the other moiety before, rent 5s., gressome, 40s. and for fine of a cottage, rent 3s. 4d., gressome, 10s.) and William Shepherd, 1 hen for hauling silver (fn. 4) and 9s. 1½d. Relict of William Sheppard (for her heriot (fn. 5) of half the Scarthes, 40s.) 23s. 4d.

Richard Robinson
Robert Robinson
Thomas Haulehed
Miles Robinson
Thomas Haulehed
Robert Prickett
William Prickett
Cuthbert Fisher
The relict of Edward Sill
Robert Beck


  • 1. Putura, a custom claimed by keepers in forests, and sometimes by bailiffs of Hundreds, to freely take mans-meat, horse-meat, and dog meat from the tenants within the perambulation of the forest or Liberty of the Hundred.
  • 2. On the succession of Walter Strickland his tenants at will would by custom renew their tenures and pay fines on entry.
  • 3. This represented the value of the share of the tenantright which belonged to Walter Cornetwhat.
  • 4. Hallage, an obligation connected with the use of a hall, as when a toll is due to the lord of a fair or market for such commodities as are vended in the Common Hall of the place.
  • 5. Heriot, a payment due to the lord of a fee on the death of a tenant.