Staffordshire Historical Collections, Vol. 6 Part 1. Originally published by Staffordshire Record Society, London, 1885.
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Banco Roll, Hillary, 10 E. I.
Staff. The suit of David de Pakynton versus Geoffrey son of Henry de Swynefen, Robert son of Henry de Swynefen, and Robert son of Nicholas, for three virgates of land in Pakynton, is dismissed, David not appearing to prosecute it. m. 12.
Staff. The suit of the tenants (28 in number) of Kings Bromley versus Thomas Corbet for exacting from them services and customs which were not due when the manor was of the King's demesne, is adjourned to Trinity Term, Thomas not appearing. The Sheriff is ordered to distrain. m. 37.
Staff. Juliana daughter of Henry de Tene sued William Wyther for a messuage and four acres and three roods of land in Tene. William called to warranty William de Markynton, who now appeared and called to warranty Edmund son of William Trussell. Edmund to be summoned for Trinity Term. m. 39.
Staff. Robert de Standon sued Emma the widow of Griffin son of Madoc de Bromfeld for a messuage and a carucate of land in Boersardun (BereSardon), in which Emma had no entry except by Henry de Audedeleye, who had unjustly disseised Vivian de Standon his father of it. Emma called to warranty William de Audedeleye, who now appeared and warranted the tenement to her, and stated that Vivian the father of Robert was not seised of it after the first voyage of King Henry into Gascony, (fn. 1) and appealed to a jury. A jury to be summoned for Trinity Term. m. 52.
Staff. Roger de Clifford senior appeared against Urian de St. Pierre (Sancto Petro) in a plea that he should warrant to him the manor of Drayton, which he holds of him, and for which he holds his charter. Urian did not appear, and is to be attached for Trinity Term. m. 78.
Staff. Lucy the widow of Roger Duredent sued Richard son of Roger Duredent for a third of ten messuages, nine cottages, two hundred and seventy acres of land, twenty-four acres of meadow, twenty acres of pasture, one hundred acres of wood, a water-mill, a fuller's mill, vivary, and fishery in Thame, and half a mark of rent in Fysherwyk as her dower. Richard did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to summon him for Easter Term, and to take the dower claimed into the King's hands. m. 85.
Staff. John de Eton sued Roger, Parson of Suineford and another for taking his goods and chattels to the value of 100s. at Himleye. Adjourned to Trinity Term. m. 63, dorso.
Staff. The Master of the Knight Templars in England sued Richard de Bromleye for depasturing cattle on the growing corn of the Knights at Kel (Keel), and doing damage to the amount of 100s.; and he did not appear, and had been attached by William de Bromley and William de Wytemor. They are therefore in misericordiâ. And the Sheriff is ordered to distrain and produce him at the Quindene of Holy Trinity. m. 48, dorso.
Banco, Easter, 10 E. I.
Derb. Richard de Dreycote and Agnes his wife sued Henry the son of William fitz Herbert of Northburi for a messuage, a carucate and ten bovates of land, four acres of meadow, and the third of eighty acres of wood, and two parts of a mill in Northburi (Norbury) and Rossington as the right and inheritance of the said Agnes, and in which Henry had no entry except by an intrusion he had made after the death of Margaret the widow of John fitz Herbert of Northburi, who had held it in dower by gift of John her former husband and kinsman of Agnes, whose heir she is; and he stated that the said John was seised of the said tenements in the reign of King Henry father of the King, and from John, who died without issue, the right descended to one Roger as his brother and heir, and from Roger, who died without issue, to Agnes his sister, who now sues.
And Henry appeared and stated that the said William after the death of John his brother had succeeded as brother and heir, and had endowed the said Margaret, and he afterwards enfeoffed him (Henry) of two parts of the lands and tenements which had belonged to John his brother, together with the lands, etc., which Margaret held in dower, and the said Margaret had attorned herself to him, and done fealty for the said tenement, so that he was in seisin by the hands of the said Margaret, and not by any intrusion, but by the feoffment of the said William.
And Richard and Agnes stated that there had been formerly a plea between the said William and Henry respecting the manor of Northburi in the court of King Henry the King's father at Derby, 53 H. III., before G. de Preston and his fellow Justices Itinerant, and a fine was then levied by which the said William acknowledged the manor to be the right of the said Henry as of the gift of William, and at that time Margaret held the said tenement in dower, and no mention was made in the fine of the said tenements descending to Henry after the death of Margaret by gift of the said William, and they produced the fine in question.
And Henry stated that the said William had enfeoffed him of the said manor together with the tenements, for which Richard and Agnes are now suing, and which Margaret then held in dower, when they should fall in, and that before the fine was levied he was in seisin of the fealty of the said Margaret for the same tenements and of her service of 13s. and 11d. annually by the assignment of the said William, and he appealed to a jury. The Sheriff was therefore ordered to summon a jury at Michaelmas.
A postscript adds that after two or three defaults a jury came on the morrow of All Souls, 13 E. I., who stated on their oaths that the said Henry was in seisin of the fealty and service of Margaret for the said tenements for a year before the fine was levied by the assignment of the said William. Verdict for Henry, and Richard and Agnes are in misericordiâ for a false claim. m. 7.
Staff. Susanna the widow of Roger de la Bache sued Robert de Somerville for a third of forty acres of meadow in Allerwathe (Alrewas), and she sued Matilda the widow of Ralph de la Bache and John her son for a third of two virgates and a half of land in Edenynghale (Edingale), and she sued Richard Cursun for a third of ten acres of meadow in the same vill as her dower. The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to take the dower claimed into the King's hands, and to summon them for Trinity Term. m. 15.
Warw. Nicholas the son of Nicholas the Archer of Sybertoft sued Margaret la Russe for a messuage and two carucates of land excepting two virgates in Caldecote, in which she had no entry except by a disseisin which William le Rus had made of William le Archer his great grandfather (proavum), whose heir he is. Margaret stated she holds the tenement in purparty with William de Morteyn of the inheritance of William le Rus her father and grandfather of William de Morteyn, and she cannot answer without her coparceners. William is therefore to be summoned for Michaelmas Term. m. 30.
Staff. The suit between Geoffrey de Skeftington and William de Audedelegh respecting half the manor of Bradesale is respited till three weeks from Michaelmas at Salop by the King's precept. m. 32.
Derb. William de Morteyn (fn. 2) had summoned Robert Sautcheverel for this day to hear the record and judgment in a suit which had been heard at Lincoln before the Justices Itinerant there between him and the said Robert, in which William claimed common of pasture in Rysseley of which Eustace de Morteyn his grandfather, whose heir he is, was seised in demesne as of fee as appurtenant to his free tenement in the same vill when he died. Robert did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to distrain and produce him at Salop at Michaelmas Term. m. 45.
Salop. Matilda the widow of Henry de Erdinton sued Walter de Eylesburi for a third of the manors of Roulton and Elwerthyn as her dower. Walter called to warranty Giles son and heir of Henry, who is within age, and in ward to the King. Adjourned to Trinity Term. m. 50, dorso.
Salop. Bertram the son of Bertram de Burgo appeared against William de Ruton in a plea that he should warrant to him a messuage and half a virgate of land in Wylbrighton in co. Stafford, which John the Abbot of Salop claimed against him; and William did not appear. The Sheriff is therefore ordered to take land of William to the value of the tenement claimed into the King's hands, and as William owns no land in co. Stafford, the Sheriff of Staffordshire is ordered to make an extent (i.e., value) of the land in question. Adjourned to Michaelmas Term at Salop. m. 21, dorso.
Staff. The suit of Richard de Acovere versus William de Ippestone, Eva de Oswaldestrete (Oswestry), John her son, Adam de Chetewynde, Roger de Bissopeston (Bishton), and others, for illegally detaining his cattle, is dismissed, Richard not appearing to prosecute it. m. 15, dorso.
Coram Rege Roll, Easter, 10 E. I., apud Divises.
Warw. The suit between William de Bermingham and Roger de Somery is respited till a month from Michaelmas, because Roger is in the King's service in Wales. m. 4.
Staff. William de Ippestones, Philip de Barryngton, Vivian de Standon, Warine de Rushale, and others, who were attached to answer the plea of Richard de Acoure for ejecting him from the custody of Casterne, appeared; and William answered for all the defendants, and stated that John de Ippestones his father held the tenements in soccage, so that the custody of them belonged to one Beatrice the mother of William as nearest of kin, and Beatrice had held them for two years before she was married to the said Richard de Acoure, and afterwards until William had reached full age, and he denied that any goods or chattels of Richard had been taken away.
Richard stated that the tenements in question were held by knight's service of Robert de Acoure (Okeover), and he was in custody of them by a demise of Robert till William and the other defendants had ejected him by force and taken his goods, and he appealed to a jury. The Sheriff is ordered to summon a jury for three weeks from Michaelmas. m. 5.
Salop. Milisent the widow of Eudo la Zuche sued John de Gatacre, Robert de Stepelton, Roger de Eyton, and others, for the service owing to her for the knights' fees they held of George de Cantilupe her brother, whose heir she is. Adjourned to a month from Michaelmas. (Over the name of Roger de Eyton is written, "mortuus in Walliâ.") m. 28.
Staff. Hugh de Salt sued Henry de Chekele, William de Mutton, Nicholas his brother, Robert son of Gunnild, and Margaret de Mutton, for beating, wounding, and illtreating him at Salt. None of the defendants appeared, and the Sheriff is ordered to distrain and produce them at the Quindene of Michaelmas. m. 29, dorso.
Coram Rege Roll, Michaelmas, 10 E. I.
Pleas before Ralph de Hengham and his fellow Justices at Salop.
Staff. On the Tuesday on the morrow of All Souls, Richard de Esprigornel and Petronilla his wife came into Court and acknowledged that they had given to Christiana de Tours and heirs of her body a messuage and two carucates of land, with homages, services, and all other appurtenances, in the vill of Shradycote in the parish of Bradele, to be held of the capital lords of the fee, and if she should die without issue to revert to Henry de Tours her brother for his life, and after his death to remain to the heirs of Petronilla. Christiana is therefore to have seisin.
Afterwards on the Friday after the Octaves of St. Martin the said Christiana granted to Richard and Petronilla all the above tenements for their joint lives. They are therefore to have seisin. m. 8.
Banco Roll, Michaelmas, 10 and 11 E. I.
Headed, "Placita apud Salop (fn. 3) coram Thoma de Weyland et sociis suis Justiciariis de Banco de termino Sancti Michaelis, etc., anno R. R. Edwardi, etc., x. incipiente xi."
Staff. Roger de Napton appeared against William son of Nicholas de Peshale and Doreya his wife in a plea that they should warrant to him the fourth of a carucate of land in Peshale which he claimed to hold of them, and for which he had their deed. Adjourned to Hillary Term. (fn. 4) m. 5
Salop. Matilda the widow of Henry de Erdington sued Roger Pride for a third of the manor of Befford; and she sued Roger Sprencheheuse for a third of the manor of Welinton excepting eight messuages and twenty acres of land, and she sued Hugh Burnel for a third of the manor of Welington (sic), and other tenants in Shropshire for a third of their holdings as her dower.
The defendants called to warranty Giles the son and heir of Henry, who is in ward to the King, and it was adjudged that the tenants should be quit of the dower claimed, and that Matilda should be endowed out of lands of the heir in the custody of the King, and as the King held no lands of the inheritance of Giles in co. Salop, but held those in co. Dorset, the Sheriff of Dorsetshire is commanded to endow Matilda to the value of the lands which the claimed in co. Salop. m. 19.
Staff. The Sheriff had been commanded to take with him four discreet and legal Knights of the County, and to proceed in person to the Court of the Dean and Chapter of Stafford and Wytegrave, and in full Court there to record the plea which was in the said Court by the King's writ of right, between William son of Robert le Forester, plaintiff, and Magister Henry de Meulinges, tenant of a messuage and fifty acres of land in Wytegrave, and to bring the said record into Court on this day; and the Sheriff returned that the suitors (sectatores) of the Court refused to make a record. The Sheriff is therefore commanded to distrain and produce them in Court at the Quindene of Hillary, and the same day is given to William le Forester and Magister Henry. m. 49.
Staff. Matilda the widow of John de Litlebyri sued William de Stafford for the third of a messuage, one hundred and fifty acres of land, five acres of meadow, ten acres of wood, and 10s. of rent in Great and Little Sandon, and she sued Roger de Vernay for a third of eight acres of land, and Robert de Vernay and Isolda his wife for a third of fourteen acres of land, and William Hodynet for a third of a messuage and fourteen acres of land, and Robert Waldehof and Joan his wife for a third of a messuage and forty acres of land, three acres of meadow, three acres of wood, and 10s. rent, and four smaller tenants for a third of their holdings in the same vills as her dower.
The defendants all appeared, and William de Stafford stated he only held a messuage, sixty-six acres of land, ten acres of wood, three of meadow, and 10s. of rent; and the other tenants in the same way take exception to the extent of their holdings as described in the writ. Stephen son of Nicholas de Sandon, one of them, called to warranty Roger de Litlebyri, and Hugh Attemulne, another tenant, called to warranty William de Stafford, Roger de Vernay called to warranty Roger his father, Robert and Joan called to warranty Roger de Litlebyri. The warrantors are to be summoned for the morrow of the Purification. Roger de Litlebyri to be summoned in co. Huntingdon. m. 51.
Staff. Alice the widow of John le Clerk of Cherleton sued Thomas le Mouner, Magister Philip de Bromlegh, Henry de Aston, Roger de Brochton, and five lesser tenants in Cherleton (Chorlton), for a third of their respective holdings, and she sued Alice daughter of John le Clerc for a third of five acres, and Margaret daughter of John le Clerk and Matilda his sister for a third of two carucates in the same vill as her dower. Adjourned to the Octaves of St. Martin. m. 58.
Staff. Ala the widow of William de Handesacre sued Richard le Carpenter of Handesacre for a third of a messuage and a carucate of land, and Thomas le Harpur of Handesacre for a third of a messuage and half a virgate of land in the same vill as her dower. The defendants pray a view, and the case is adjourned to Hillary Term. m. 58.
Warw. Edmund de Stafford sued Ralph le Ken, Robert de Stafford, and twelve others named, for breaking into his house at Tysho and taking goods and chattels to the value of £20. None of the defendants appeared, and the Sheriff is ordered to attach them for the morrow of the Purification. m. 86.
Oxon. Nicholas de Stafford appeared against the Abbot of Oseneye in a plea that he should give up to him Otvel the son and heir of Otvel Purcel, whose wardship belongs to him, inasmuch as Otevel held his land of him by knight's service. The Abbot did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to produce him at Easter Term. m. 110.
Staff. The suit of Matilda the widow of John de Litlebyri against the tenants of Sandon for her dower, is adjourned to Hillary Term. Roger de Vernay senior called to warranty Roger son of John de Litlebyri, who is to be summoned in co. Hunts for the same date. m. 114.
Staff. Albreda the widow of Richard son of Arnald sued Philip Wryde or a third of a messuage and a carucate of land in la Brodhok as her dower; and he did not appear, and had previously made default at Trinity Term, and the tenement claimed had been taken into the King's hands. It was now adjudged to Albreda by default of Philip. m. 120.
Staff. John del Vyner of High Offeley has license of concord with Ralph del Vyner of High Offeley. (fn. 5) m. 128.
Staff. The Prior of Stanes was sued by Maffeo Spinelli for 27 marks which were in arrear of an annual rent of 2 marks owing to him. A concord was made by which Maffeo remitted his claim in the said annual rent and the 27 marks of arrears, for which the Abbot agreed to acknowledge a debt of 30 marks, of which 15 marks are to be paid at Easter next ensuing, and 15 at the following Michaelmas, and if he should fail that the Sheriff might levy the money from his lands and chattels. m. 114, dorso.
Staff. Henry de Chaundeys and Robert de Stafford sued Richard de Acovere to give up to them John son and heir of Robert de Acovere (Okeover), whose wardship belongs to them, inasmuch as Robert de Acovere held his land of them by knight's service. Richard did not appear, and is to be attached for the morrow of the Purification. m. 108, dorso.
Staff. Robert de Marisco gives 40s. for license of concord with Robert de Dokesey in a plea of customs and services. (fn. 6) m. 64, dorso.
Staff. Matilda the widow of Thomas del Brodok sued Eva de Osewaldestre for a third of a messuage and eight acres of land in Bydulf as her dower. Eva called to warranty Nicholas the Parson of the Church of Bydulf, who is to be summoned for Hillary Term. m. 61, dorso.
Staff. Thomas de Meere and Alice his wife were attached to answer the complaint of Juliana de la Boure and Rose her daughter that they had insulted, beaten and illtreated them on the Sunday after St. Giles, 8 E. I., in the fields (campo) of Mere between Mere and Weston, and again at the Cross of Mere on the Saturday after the Feast of St. John the Baptist in the same year. Thomas and Alice appeared and denied they had illtreated the plaintiffs, and appealed to a jury. The Sheriff is ordered to summon a jury for Hillary Term. m. 10, dorso.