Lancashire Assize Rolls: 4 John - 13 Edward I. Originally published by Lancashire and Cheshire Record Society, s.l, 1903.
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Assize Roll, 1265. Divers Counties.
12 Edward I.
Assizes [taken] at Lancastre before John de Reygate and Geoffrey Aguyllun Justices Assigned on the morrow of the Close of Easter in the Twelfth year of the reign of King Edward [17 April 1284]. Reygate.
During the interval of five and a half years between this Roll and Assize Roll 1238, Assizes were taken in Lancashire by Geoffrey Aguyllun and Alan de Walkingham; yet, beyond occasional references (see pp. 174 and 200), there is now no record of their work. On the death of Alan de Walkingham the following commission was issued:—
1283–4. January 12. York. Appointment of John de Reigate and Geoffrey Aguyllun to take all Assizes Certifications and Attaints arraigned before the said Geoffrey and Alan de Walkyngham (and which have not yet been taken by reason of the death of the said Alan) in the counties of York, Lancaster, Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland. Patent Roll, 12 Edward I., m. 19 dorso.
Reigate and Aguyllun commenced their first session at York on 3 February 1283–4, from which date until the autumn of 1285 a record of their work is preserved in this and the following Assize Roll (1265 and 1268).
A.R. 1265 has suffered considerably from damp, especially m. 5, where one or more Lancashire entries have been lost.
Mort d Ancestor—Richard son of Hugh de Dillesworth, in right of his mother Juliana late wife of Hugh v. Margery daughter of Hugh de Dillesworth re 2 parts of a messuage and 4 acres in Dillesworth.
Margery has elsewhere called to warrant the Prior of the Hospital of S. John of Jerusalem in England, who now appears by his bailiff and asks that it be shown to him by what he ought to warrant; and Margery shows nothing by which the Prior should warrant, and asks that she may withdraw from the warranty and answer to the Assize, which is conceded: and she says that Hugh purchased the tenement from Juliana and gave it to her (Margery). Verdict that Juliana died seised and Richard is her heir. Judgment for plaintiff. Margery pardoned, being poor. Damages 4s., nothing to the Clerks. (fn. 1)
Novel disseisin—Robert son of Michael de Merton v. Michael de Merton re a messuage and 2 oxgangs in Great Merton in Aumondernesse.
Defendant admits the disseisin, so Judgment for plaintiff. Michael is committed to gaol; Henry de Kygheley has undertaken to satisfy damages.
Novel disseisin—William son of Peter del Chyrche v. Adam son of Peter del Chyrche and others re a tenement in Chyrche.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties [torn] de Chyrche and Richard son of Robert de Russeton.
Novel disseisin—Ralph son of Robert v. Robert de Brayebon of Mamecestre and Ellen his daughter re a messuage and 2½ acres in Mamecestre.
Ellen says that she entered by gift from Robert, and Robert denies that plaintiff was ever in seisin. Verdict for plaintiff as to a moiety only; Judgment accordingly. Damages 12d.
Novel disseisin—John son of Simon de Caton v. John de Caton, Ranulph de Dacre and Jennet his wife re common of pasture in 30 acres of moor and 4 acres of wood in Caton.
Novel disseisin—William le Breuster v. same re same common of pasture.
Ranulph says that John de Caton enfeoffed him; and John says that John son of Simon and William have no freehold to which common of pasture belongs, and he as chief lord pleads the Statute of Merton: and 6 acres were approved by one [blank] his father. The plaintiffs say that the Statute of Merton should not apply, for at the last Eyre of Peter de Cestrie and his fellow Justices in Eyre in that County on the Morrow of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the year of Grace MCCLXXI [3rd February 1271–2] it was agreed between Alan de Useflet, Gilbert le Serjaunt, William le Breuster Elyas de Harkelbeck, John de Gilberdholm, Richard Fuller, Adam de Appeltrethwayt, Adam his son, John son of Gilbert, John de Hoton, Robert de Hydeschawe, William de Moreplatte, Thomas son of Robert, Gilbert le Monner, Robert le fiz Essoll, John son of Simon, William Spurman, Thomas del Wra, Robert son of Robert de Kibbelesdale and all other the freeholders of that vill, on the one part, and John Gernette of Caton defendant, on the other part, as to a fence set up in Caton by John to the hurt of all the said plaintiffs, that the said John should at once demolish the fence: and John agreed never to set up a fence nor to extend nor to make any approvement of the said waste in Caton to the hurt etc. And the said Alan and others gave the said John 6 marks [the rest torn].
m. 4 dorso.
Mort d'Ancestor—Almaric son of Siward de Morton, in right of his aunt Sibilla daughter of Gamel de Morton v. William son of William Attehall re 2 acres in Acton.
Mort d'Ancestor—Same, in right of same, v. Robert de Egge re a rood in Acton.
William calls to warrant Ralph de Mitton, who is present and warrants to him the tenement. Adjourned to Clyderhow on plaintiff's behalf.
Novel disseisin—Henry son of Henry de Haydock v. Henry de Haydock re a messuage and an oxgang in Cotum, 14 acres in Aston and a messuage and 30 acres in Ingol.
Verdict, that defendant enfeoffed plaintiff and put him in seisin, and he was seised for three weeks and more until etc. Judgment for plaintiff. Damages 9s. 2d. to the Clerks.
Novel disseisin—John de Kyrkeby v. Roger de Lancastre, Simon le Tayllur, Beatrix his wife, Adam de Gwype, Adam de Martindale, Richard son of Peter, Adam son of Peter, Alan de Cockanscales, William Chaumpeneys, Robert de Sulbythwayt and Robert de Martindal re 90 acres of wood and 120 acres of moor and moss in Kyrkebyirelyth.
Defendants say that the tenement claimed is in Uluerston; if not, that it belonged to Marmaduke de Thweng and Walter de Faucunbergh who enfeoffed Roger. Adjourned to the Octave of S. Michael at Clyderhowe [6 October 1284], as the jurors have not made a view.
Novel disseisin—Henry de Boulton v. Adam de Wlyppeschyre, Beatrix his wife, David de Wlyppeschyre, [torn] his wife and Matthew his son re common of pasture in Wlyppeschyre [torn].
Verdict for defendant, with Judgment.
Novel disseisin—Henry de Trafford v. Henry de Lascy, Earl of Lincoln, and Henry de Blakeburn re a tenement in Eggewrth.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Elyas son of Hugh de Eggewrth and Maicoc le Crouder.
Mort d Ancestor—Sigred wife of John de Bleghan, in right of her uncle Hugh Hugeloc of Lancastre v. . . . . . . . . . . re a messuage in Lancastre.
[The case is obliterated by damp and torn.]
Novel disseisin—Margery daughter of William son of William de Sonky v. Jordan de Kenyan, Adam his son and Roger son of Henry le Mouner re a messuage and 2 carucates in Kenyan.
Jordan says that, of the said tenement, he only holds a messuage, 2 oxgangs and 14 acres; as to the 14 acres, Margery was never in seisin, and as to the rest, one William de Sonky grandfather of Margery, his heir, held them of him by Knight's Service; and Jordan only claims custody during the minority of Margery. Margery, by Robert de Hyndeley her guardian, she being under age, says that Jordan cannot claim, for he granted the tenement to her grandfather William for ever, at an annual rent of 3s. at the Nativity B.V.M. for all secular services, exactions and demands; and Jordan bound himself and his heirs to acquit and defend the said William and his heirs from all foreign services and suit of the Court of Neuton for that and all the other tenements which William father of Jordan gave to the said William de Sonky; and she produces the charter.
Jordan admits the charter, but says it should not affect the service which has been done ever since the grant by William de Sonky the grandfather, who did foreign service for the said 2 oxgangs, where 9½ carucates make one Knight's Fee. An enquiry ordered; as Margery is under age and cannot put herself on any inquisition, it is provided that the enquiry proceed ex officio curiæ.
Verdict, that John enfeoffed William de Sonky of the said tenement by the charter aforesaid to hold of John at a rent of 3s. for all services, and that Jordan was never in seisin of any foreign services for the said tenement after the making of the charter: and Margery entered upon the tenement at her grandfather's death and was in seisin for eight days and more until Jordan disseised her. Judgment for plaintiff. Damages 5s. 2d. to the Clerks.
Novel disseisin—Roger Trauers v. Benedict Gernet, John Gernet, Henry de la Ruddegate, Adam de Fennay, John le Prechur, William le Low, Ralph del Hospital, Alan de Halsale, Adam de Hyton, John son of Emma, Roger Trebuche, Richard de Whystan, Roger son of Henry de Ruddegate, Henry his brother, Henry Smith and Richard de Wodeheued re the manor of Whystan, except one water mill.
Benedict says that he claims as lord: Alan, for the other defandants, says that the manor belonged to one Richard father of Henry de la Ruddegate who died seised. Plaintiff says that 8 days and more before the death of Richard the said Richard enfeoffed him. Verdict, that Richard enfeoffed Roger on a certain Thursday and Roger was seised till the Monday next after, on which day Richard died. Judgment for plaintiff against all the defendants except Benedict Gernet, Richard de Whystan and Richard de Wodehoued—the others to gaol. Damages 14s. 10d., nothing to the Clerks.
Novel disseisin—Cecily daughter of William Bussell of Eukeston v. William son of Robert Bussell of Laylond, John de Farington, Robert son of Hugh Kay and Adam de Hoton re a messuage and 14 acres in Laylond.
Verdict, that William enfeoffed Cecily, so for plaintiff against William and Robert only. Judgment accordingly. Damages 3s. 6d. to the Clerks.
Novel disseisin—Robert de Sutton v. the Abbot of Stanlawe re a tenement in Little Werburton.
Plaintiff did not prosecute: surety, Henry del Barwe.
[Two lines torn and illegible.]
m. 5 dorso.
Novel disseisin—Richard de Ormeston v. Jordan de Haylton, Hugh de Flixeton, William de Valantyn, Richard his brother, John son of Hawise, William son of Thomas, Ranulph de Flixton and Hugh son of Amaria re 10 acres of turbary in Ormeston.
William de Valantyn alone appears. The others were attached; Jordan by John son of Hawise de Flixeton and William de Flixeton; Hugh by William son of Thomas de Flixeton and William Paternet of Flixton; and the Assize proceeds against them by default. William says the tenement is in Flixton not in Ormeston. Verdict for Plaintiff, with Judgment. Damages 11s. 6d., nothing to the Clerks.
Mort d Ancestor—Robert son of Adam de Clyuacher in right of Adam Atteyate de Clyuacher his father v. Agnes daughter of Matilda de Clyuacher, Richard le Feure of Clyuacher, and Matilda his wife re a messuage and the moiety of 1 oxgang in Clyuacher.
Richard and Matilda say that they hold a third part of the tenement of the inheritance of Agnes, whom they call to warrant. She is present and warrants to them and answers for the whole; and she is seised of the said tenement as in her right and inheritance by hereditary descent: and she is under age. Agnes is seen in Court and is under age. Case to stand over till she be of age.
Novel disseisin—Matthew de Waley v. William son of Gilbert de Lauedyloue and William le Serjaunt re 1 acre in Lyuerpol.
Novel disseisin—Ralph de Hybernia v. same re 1 acre in Lyuerpol.
Defendants absent; William Leuedyloue attached by Roger Dydy and John de la More; William le Serjaunt not attached, not having been found. Verdict for plaintiff in each case with Judgment. Damages 40d. C. Pardoned fine, being poor.
Novel disseisin—Adam Austyn v. Robert de Holaund, Richard son of William de Waleton, Richard de Lascels and Richard del Hole re a third part of the manor of Hale, one messuage excepted.
[Case ends abruptly.]
Novel disseisin—William le fiz Lycoc v. Henry de Trafford, Henry del Byrches and Anabel daughter of William Noreys re a messuage and 8 acres in Rediche.
Henry says that defendants hold by charter from William. William says the charter was never made by him. Verdict for defendants with Judgment. Plaintiff to gaol.
m. 25 dorso.
Fines and Amercements on the morrow of the Close of Easter [17 April 1284] at Lancastre.
William son of Lycock for trespass, ½ mark.
Robert de Plesyngton for not prosecuting, 40d.
Henry de Clayton super Moras and William de Plesington, his sureties, 40d.
Ralph Carpenter of Wygan and Margant his wife for not prosecuting, 20d.
Adam son of Hugh Culden and Eve his wife for the same, 20d.
Ralph de Colden and Henry de Colden, his sureties, 40d.
Geoffrey le Pestur of Lancastre, a juror, for absence, 20d.
Almaric de Lekanton [erased].
John de Haynesworth [erased].
John de Aynesworth, for the same, 40d.
Richard de Grymeschawe, for the same, 20d.
Adam de Grymeschawe, for the same, 40d.
Elyas de Plesington, for the same, 40d.
John son of Henry de Blakeburn, for the same, 40d.
John le fiz la Dame de Billington, for the same, 20d.
Richard de Clayton, for the same, 40d.
Nicholas del Mosse, for the same, 40d.
Richard son of Richard de Bold, for the same, 20d.
Attorneys received at Lancastre before the same J [John de Reygate] and G [Geoffrey Aguyllun] on the morrow of the Close of Easter in the above year [17 April 1284].
It is granted by the Justices that Roger de Slene pursue for Hylaria daughter of Roger de Burton v. Thomas son of Robert de Bethum and others, in Assize of Novel disseisin, as Hylaria is under age.
Juliana wife of Roger de Slen puts in her place the said Roger v. the Abbot of Leycestre, in Assize of Novel disseisin.
Simon de Houwyc puts in his place Geoffrey de Houwyke v. Adam son of Roger and others, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor.
Roger de Lancastre puts in his place John le Fraunceys or Absolon le Fraunceys v. John de Kyrkeby, in Assize of Novel disseisin; and v. William de Wyresdale, in Assize of Novel disseisin; and v. the Prior of Wartre, in Assize of Novel disseisin (Jury of 24); and v. William de Wynderu in Assize of Novel disseisin (Jury of 24).
Robert son of Thomas le Hund puts Thomas de Bolling in his place v. Robert de Rouuyngton, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor.
m. 30 dorso.
Essoins for absence (de malo veniendi) taken at Lancastre before John de Reygate and Geoffrey Aguyllun on the morrow of the Close of Easter in the twelfth year of the reign of King Edward [17 April 1284].
William Fraunceys of Preston v. Geoffrey son of Richard de Cotum, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by Richard Russell: to Octave of S. Michael at Clyderowe. Affered. Let the Assize be proclaimed. And the same day is given for the jurors, etc. New.
Richard son of Emma de Marehalgh v. Richard Maunsell of Heton, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by Henry Harescherd: to the Octave of S. Michael [6 October] at Clyderhowe. Old.
Richard son of Mirra whom [erased] Roger son of Adam de Preston and Robert son of Adam de Preston called to warrant [erased] v. Richard le Feure del Wra son of Henry Faber of Ryggeby [erased], in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by William le Webbster: to same date; and the same day is given to the jury (recognitores) and also to the same Richard in Banco [erased]. Affered. Old.
Emma wife of Master Thomas de Lancastre v. John de Bleghan and Sigred his wife, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by Gervase Scal: to same date; and the same day is given to the jury and likewise to the said Thomas in Banco. Affered. Old.
Roger de Penhilbyry that is in the King's Service, whom Alice daughter of William de Eccles calls to warrant v. Matilda daughter of Elyas de Penhilbyry, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by Hugh de Hulton: to same date.
Same Alice for the same by William Prat [erased].
Later comes Alice [erased].
The same Alice for not coming in the same [Assize] by William Pratte. Affered. Let the Assize be summoned. The same day given to the said Alice, and likewise to the jury.
Henry de Chernock v. William de Schuruyngton, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, whence Jury of 24, by Adam Gled: to same date. Henry (Adam) de Heppewyk in the same, by Adam son of Roger [erased]. Affered. New.
The same day is given to the 24 &c.
. . . . son of Thomas Lauedyloue v. Ralph de Irelaund, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor [torn].
. . . v. William Boleheued, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by Roger de Hoton. . . . wife of William de Nateby by William son of John [erased]. Have leave to withdraw from their writ.
. . . . wife of John d'Euias v. Robert de Holaund and Elizabeth his wife, in Assize of Novel disseisin, Jury of 24.
Assizes taken at Clyderhowe in The County of Lancastre on the Octave of S. Michael in the twelfth year of the reign of King Edward [6 October 1284], [before John de Reygate and Geoffrey Aguyllun, Justices assigned.]
Novel disseisin—William de Wyresdale v. Roger de Lancastre and others re common of pasture in Kyrkeby Irelyth.
Put back to a month from Easter, at Lancastre, for default of jurors (recognitores).
Novel disseisin—John de Kyrkeby v. Roger de Lancestre and others re a tenement in Kyrkeby Ireleth.
Similarly put back, as the jurors came not.
Mort d Ancestor—Aldusa wife of Richard Tyder of Pembreton, in right of her father Geoffrey de Quykenlowe v. Henry de Trafford re 18 acres in Eggewrth.
Defendant says he only holds 10 acres, and asks Judgment; further, that Geoffrey did not die seised, for long before his death he enfeoffed one Henry son of Wenne. Richard and Aldusa say that Henry has held the whole tenement since 6 August in the 10th year of the present King  and Geoffrey never enfeoffed Henry son of Wenne. Verdict for defendant, with Judgment.
Cases put back to a month from Easter at Lancastre, on behalf of the plaintiffs:—
Novel disseisin—Roger de Burton and Illaria his daughter v. Thomas son of Robert de Bethum and others re a tenement in Botel nigh Liuerpol.
Novel disseisin—Henry de Clifton v. Adam de Hoghton and others re common of pasture in Gosenargh.
Novel disseisin—Henry de Clifton v. Adam de Hoghton and others re a fence demolished in Gosenargh.
Novel disseisin—Richard de Soureby v. Alice la Botiller; re a tenement in Soureby.
Mort d Ancestor—Sigred wife of John Bleghan, in right of Hugh son of Hugh her uncle v. Thomas le Scholemaystre of Lancastre and Emma his wife re a messuage in Lancastre.
Defendants deny that Hugh died seised. Verdict for defendants, with Judgment.
Novel disseisin—Adam son of Richard de Couerhill v. [illegible] re common of pasture in Couerhill.
Put back as before.
Novel disseisin—[Geoffrey son of Richard le Botyler] v. Nicholas . . . . . and Jennet [who was wife of William le Botyler] re a tenement in . . . . .
Only a fragment of this case is legible, of which nothing can be made except:—Damages 12d. to the Clerks.
Cases put back to a month from Easter at Lancastre:—
Novel disseisin—Gilbert de Halsale v. Adam Ters and others re common of pasture in Lydeyate.
Novel disseisin—Robert de Bolde v. Henry de Lascy, Earl of Lincoln re a tenement in . . . .
Novel disseisin—Helywise who was wife of Adam de Penyston v. . . . missing elsewhere (vacat alibi).
Novel disseisin—William son of Peter v. Adam de Haspeden, Adam son of Peter, John son of Gilbert, Richard le . . . ., . . . . le fiz le Prouost, and Henry Gilbe re a messuage and 4 acres in . . . .
Adam says that Peter father of William held of him by Knight's service, and he entered by reason of the minority of Adam son and heir of the said Peter.
[End of case illegible.]
m. 21 dorso.
Novel disseisin—Henry son of Alan de Eltonheued v. Robert le Noreys of Burtonheued, Gilbert le Noreys of Sutton, Margery his daughter, Robert de Sutton, Henry son of Henry de Par, Henry le Feure and Richard de Knouseley re a fourth part of 30 acres of moor and 50 acres of wood in Sutton.
Mort d' Ancestor.—John son of Amice de Baldele (a minor), in right of his father Oto de Balegheyley v. Robert Chyry and Hawise his wife (as to 18d.), Emma, who was wife of William le Prestson (as to 18d.), Matilda who was wife of Gamel (as to 6d.), Richard son of Swayn (as to 4d), William son of Robert le Keu (as to 13d.), Richard Playndeamurs (as to 1d.), Robert son of Thomas de la More (as to 6d), Geoffrey de Bradehull (as to 12d.), Robert son of Siluestre (as to 12d.), Thomas de Bradehyrst and Agnes his wife (as to 12d.) and Jordan son of Jordan (as to 6d) re 9s. 3d. rent in Acton.
Emma, Matilda and Richard Pleandamurs come not, and elsewhere there was an essoin of absence, viz. at Lancastre on the Morrow of the Close of Easter last and a day was given here; so Judgment by default. Verdict for plaintiff against Robert, Hawise, Emma, Matilda, Richard son of Swayn, Robert son of Siluestre, Thomas and Agnes only: Judgment accordingly. Plaintiff excused fine for false claim, being under age. Damages 20s. Nothing to the Clerks.
Novel disseisin—Robert fiz Orme v. Richard de Moston, Alice his wife, Richard son of Emma and William . . . re common of pasture in [illegible].
Verdict for plaintiff against Richard, Alice and Richard, for part of the common claimed: Judgment accordingly. Damages 2s. to the Clerks.
Mort d' Ancestor.—Matilda de Pennylbyry, in right of her father Elyas de Pennylbyry v. Alice daughter of William de Eccles re a messuage, an oxgang and the moiety of a mill, in Barton.
Defendant on the Morrow of All Souls anno 10 [3 November 1281] called to warrant Roger de Pennylbyry, who now comes and warrants the tenement to Alice, and asks leave to surrender it to Matilda. Judgment for plaintiff, and Alice to have of the land of Roger to an equal extent; and Roger is fined.
Novel disseisin—Ellen daughter of Adam de Keueryldal v. Alexander de Keiurdal re a moiety of a moiety of the manor of Keiurdall.
Defendant says that Ellen held of him a messuage and 7 acres which she granted to him. Plaintiff says that Alexander seized the tenement while she was under age and in his ward. Put back to a month from Easter, as the jurors have not made a view; and the writ etc.
Novel disseisin—Cecily de Latun v. Richard de Kulchith, Gilbert his son, Robert de Ryselegh, Ellen his wife, Adam de Hyndley, Margery his daughter, Thomas de Hulecroft, Jennet his wife, Richard son of Thurstan, Walter le hom Thomae, Roger Brodew of Croft, Adam Godlowe, Ranulph de Croft, Henry de Howes, John son of Gilbert, Robert son of William de Kenyan, Hugh son of John de Heydock, John de Rachedale, Simon le fiz Brun, William de Barton, Augustine Attewode, Richard de Shawe. William Pore and Richard le Harpur re the third part of a toft, 50 acres of wood and 59 acres of moor, in Culchith.
The eight first named defendants appear; the rest come not, nor were they attached, so the case proceeds in default. Richard says that he holds the toft and 30 acres of the wood in right of his son Gilbert, whose inheritance it is, and that he entered upon the third part of the toft by the concession and will of Cecily; and, as to the 30 acres of wood, that Cecily holds land to the value of her third part, at a place called le Rygges. Robert and Ellen say they hold 20 acres of wood by grant (produced) from Cecily; Adam and Margery hold 20 acres of moor and pay 30s. rent yearly for the third part and other tenements they hold by grant from Cecily; and Thomas and Jennet similarly hold the rest at a rent of 26s. Verdict for defendants; and further that Richard and Gilbert have set up a fence to the hurt of Cecily. Judgment accordingly, and the fence to be demolished at cost of Richard and Gilbert. Cecily to gaol. Damages 2s. [A very long case, partly damaged by damp and torn.]
m. 22 dorso.
Novel disseisin—Adam Of the Strete v. Adam son of Henry le Ashogh re common of pasture in 20 acres of wood in Chernock Gogard.
Defendant denies that he holds the land; but, if it be found that he does, then that it once belonged to Hugh Godard, then chief lord of Charnock, who enclosed it under the Statute of Merton. Verdict for defendant, with Judgment.
Novel disseisin—Richard de Urmeston v. Adam de Hulme, Alexander de Hulme, John son of Wymarca, Elyas Monnyng, John his brother, Richard son of Margery and Adam son of Roger re 8 acres of moor and turbary in Urmeston.
Defendants say that the tenement is in Barton, and one Robert de Grelley died seised, after whose death the King's escheator seized all his lands for the King by reason of the minority of Thomas son and heir of the said Robert. Verdict, that the defendants, and not the King, hold the tenement, and that it is in Ormeston, so for plaintiff with Judgment. Damages 12d. [erased] ½ mark.
Mort d' Ancestor—Richard Maunsell of Heton, in right of his brother Henry de Wygan v. Richard son of Emma de Margerhale (as to two parts) and Gilbert . . . and Emma his wife (as to one part) re 2 messuages, a mill, 33s. 4d. rent and 2 parts of 5s. rent and of 6 oxgangs and 30 acres of land, 80 acres of wood and 40 acres of marsh in Ines, and Aspol near Wygan.
Gilbert and Emma call Richard son of Emma and heir of Henry to warrant the said third part as her dower. Plaintiff says they cannot do this for Richard was born before the marriage between Henry and the said Emma was celebrated, so is not heir of Henry, but is according to law and custom of the realm a bastard. Put back to a month from Easter [22 April 1285] at Lancastre that the Justices may be made more sure thereof. Later adjourned to the morrow of S. Matthew [22 Sept. 1285] at Whyttyngton to hear Judgment. Later adjourned to the octave of S. Michael [6 October 1285] at Clyderowe.
m. 27 dorso.
Fines and Amercements at Clyderhow on the Octave of S. Michael a° 12 [6 October 1284].
Richard Tyder of Pemberton for false claim, 40d.
John Bleghan and Sigred his wife for the same, 40d.
Jennet who was wife of William le Botyller for disseisin, ½ mark.
Geoffrey son of Richard le Botyller for false claim, 20d.
Adam de Aspeden for disseisin, 40d.
William son of Peter for false claim, 20d.
Robert Chyry and Hawyse his wife for unjust detinue, 40d.
Richard son of Swayn for the same, 5s.
Richard Playndamurs for the same, 40d.
Robert son of Thomas de la More for the same, 20d.
Thomas de Bradehurst and Agnes his wife for the same, 40d.
Richard de Moston and Alice his wife for disseisin, 40d.
Richard son of Emma for the same, ½ mark.
Robert fiz Orme for false claim, 20d.
Roger de Pennyllesbyry for unjust detinue, ½ mark.
Richard de Kulchet for disseisin, 40d. (erased) 5s.
Cecily de Parua Latun for false claim, ½ mark.
Adam del Strete for the same, 40d.
Adam del Hulme for disseisin, 40d.
Alexander del Hulme for the same, 40d.
John son of Wymarca for the same, 20d.
Elyas Monning and John his brother for the same, 40d.
Richard son of Margery and Adam son of Roger for the same, 40d.
Roger son of Jordan de Sonky for false claim, 20d.
William le Paccer and Matilda his wife for not prosecuting; sureties, John Smith of Tunstall and William his brother, 40d.
Roger Kelyn of Preston and John le Monner, sureties for Adam le Sarmonner, 40d.
Richard del Lund for not prosecuting, 20d.
Almaric de Thorneton, one juror, for absence, 40d.
William Hoppewod, for the same, 20s.
Thomas de Heton, for the same, 20d.
Henry Topping, for the same, 20d.
Thomas de Schakerley, for the same, 20d.
Hugh del Ford, for the same, 20d.
Benedict Gernet, for the same, 1 mark.
John Byron, for the same, 2 marks.
Geoffrey de Brascebrigge, for the same, 1 mark.
[The rest torn.]
Essoins For Absence Taken At Clyderhowe In the County of Lancastre on the Octave of S. Michael in the twelfth year of the Lord the King [6 October 1284].
John son of Geoffrey de Hakinischow v. Simon de Hamelton and Alice his wife in Assize of Mort d' Ancestor, by Thomas Banastre [erased].
Hugh son of Ralph de Clyderhow [erased] v. John son of Roger de Clyderhow, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by John son of Hugh.
Hugh son of the said Hugh, in the same, by Roger Cuc.
Alan son of Hugh de Clyderhowe, in the same, by John Prat.
William son of Ralph, in the same, by John Cuc.
Henry son of Hugh son of Ralph, in the same, by William Aunger.
Cecily who was wife of Ralph son of Roger, in the same, by Roger.
Geoffrey de Arden, in the same, by William Wyby.
Ellen who was wife of John son of Lucock, in the same, by Robert F [torn] . . .
Adam de Clayton, in the same, by Richard Stubbe.
Robert son of Isabel, in the same, by Walter Gryme.
John son of Adam fiz Baudre, in the same, by Robert Hogge; Emma who was wife of Adam Fiz Baudre, in the same; John son of Emma, in the same.
Adam son of Robert de Reued; John Stel; Mabel his wife; Adam son of Ralph; Avice his wife; Richard de Skipton; Agnes who was wife of Walter son of Ralph; Adam son of William Gawell; Agnes who was wife of William Gawell; Thomas le Tayllur of Clyderhowe; Alan son of Hugh; John son of Hugh; Richard son of Robert de Merlay; Walter son of Roger; John Bonde; John de Hely; Richard son of Alan de Capelcroft; all in the same.
John son of John, in the same, by Simon Cor; Agnes his wife; Adam son of Thomas son of Roger; Richard son of [torn] son of Ralph; [four names torn]; Roger son of [torn]; Michael de Legh; William son of John le Clerk; all in the same [Assize of Mort d'Ancestor]: to one month from Easter at Lancastre. Affered.
m. 35 dorso.
Ingram de Gynes v. Robert le Turnour, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by John de Lancastre.
Christiana his wife, in the same, by John Gaugy: to one month from Easter here [sic] Affered. New.
Ada who was wife of William de Lyndesaye, in the same, by Hugh Fluycell.
The said Robert, in the same, by John Cort.
Assize exacted. Same day is given to the jurors who come, and the writ to remain with the Sheriff.
William son of Elias [erased] de Sutton, plaintiff v. Thomas de Sutton, Master John de Ulneswalton and Agnes daughter of Thomas de Sutton, in the same, by Henry Procynus.
Assize exacted: to one month from Easter here: the same day given to the jurors, etc.
Richard son of Gryffin [erased] le Prouost v. Henry son of Matthew de Shelfe and Matilda his wife, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by John Tempest. Laurence de Knol, in the same, by Richard Parc. Richard son of the said Richard in the same.
[The above entry is erased.]
Robert son of William de Leuer [erased] Boulton v. Gilbert del la Grenechirst and Ellen his wife, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by Roger Carpe.
Alexander de Bosco, in the same, by Thomas Punyng: to one month from Easter at Lancastre.
Assize exacted: the same day given etc.: the writ to remain etc. Affered.
Agnes wife of Alexander de Eskeslac v. Simon Cissor and Beatrix his wife, in Assize of Novel disseisin, by John Core.
Henry de Huton, that is in the King's Service v. Roger Trauers, in Assize of Novel disseisin, by Adam de Hyndeley [erased]. Does not lie, because Roger is sued for the lands of the said Henry.
Henry de Huton v. Henry Torbuc [erased] de Lathum and others, in Assize of Novel disseisin, by John Ruc: to a month from Easter at Lancastre. Assize exacted. New.
Henry de Huton, plaintiff, v. Richard de Wolfall, and Richard son of Richard de Woffal, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by John de lec: to same date at Lancastre. Assize exacted. Affered. Old.
Margery daughter of William son of William de Sonkey v. Jordan de Kenyan, in Assize of Novel disseisin, Jury of 24, by William Turpyn: to same date at Lancastre. Affered. The 12 and 24 exacted. The same day given etc.
William son of Gilbert de Oseculscholde v. Roger de Aschowe, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor. Assize exacted. To same date at Lancastre. New.
William de Oxeclive v. John Pechaur and Sigred his wife, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor.
[One entry illegible.]
Henry son of Geoffrey de Hacuneshawe, in the same, by Thomas Banastre. Simon son of Henry de Hamelton, in the same. Affered.
Roger son of William le Noreys v. Henry son of Alan de Aton, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by Richard son of Thomas.
Alexander de Bosco v. Gilbert de Grenhyrst and Ellen his wife [erased]. Elsewhere above.
Nicholas de Soureby, plaintiff, v. Alice la Botyller, Simon de Hole, Robert Russel, Roger Derling, John his son and William Verner, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by Roger Cuc: to one month from Easter at Lancastre. Affered. Old.
Thomas son of Robert de Bethum, in the King's service v. William son of Andrew and Dionis his wife, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by William Pulyng: to one month etc. Affered.
Simon son of Henry de Hamelton (he has a wife Alice) v. John son of William de Hamelton, Alice late wife of William de Hamelton and Geoffrey son of Richard le Botiller, in Assize of Novel disseisin, by Hugh de Soleby: to one month etc. Affered.
Henry de le Stubbilheued v. Christiana daughter of Henry le Wodeford de Preston, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by Thomas de Boulton—to a month from Easter at Lancastre, Ellen his wife, by William de Grymeston. Assize exacted. Affered. Old.
Richard atte Kyrcke [erased] le Rus v. John son of Alexander de Aluetham, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by Thomas de Keurdale. Alice his wife, by Walter Cole: to the same date.
Lemota daughter of Alan de Sutton v. Roger son of Alan de Sutton, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by Roger Hog: to same date. Assize exacted. New.
Amabel who was wife of Jordan de Mitton v. Ralph de Mitton in Assize of Novel disseisin, Jury of 24. To same date. The 12 exacted and also the 24. Affered.
John son of Ranulph de Fennycotes v. Henry son of Matthew de Schelf and Matilda his wife, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by William Gris: Matilda wife of the said John, by Walter Prat: Richard le Provost, by Hugh Fox: Richard his son, by Nicholas Gos: to one month from Easter at Lancastre. Affered.
Adam le Cutyller de Wygan [erased] Knyfsmith v. Simon Payn, in Assize of Mort d'Ancestor, by William Colleby: Hugh de Bullyng, by Roger Prat. To same date. Assize exacted.
Assizes Taken At Clyderhowe On The Octave Of S. Michael in the year 12 [6 October 1284] —continued.
Novel disseisin—Richard son of Jordan de Sonky v. the Prior of the Hospital of S. John of Jerusalem in England, Brother Richard Profete, Thomas Banastre, William Flothard, Adam Shuroynger and Simon de Northal re a toft and 6 acres in Northal.
Simon de Northal and Thomas alone come: the others were not attached, as the Sheriff testifies they were not found; so the Assize is taken against them in default. Simon says that another case is proceeding elsewhere in respect of the same premises. Verdict that Richard was never in seisin and Judgment for defendants.