Staffordshire Historical Collections, Vol. 6 Part 1. Originally published by Staffordshire Record Society, London, 1885.
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Banco Roll, Hillary, 5 E. I.
Bucks. John de Eton and Joan (fn. 1) his wife sued John Bacun son and heir of Gregory Bacun for a third of five virgates, etc., of land and other tenements in Achecote. John Bacun called to warranty William son of John de Englefeud, who is to be summoned for Easter Term. m. 14.
Staff. William Wither and Orabel his wife sued Philip son of Richard de Drahecote (Draycote), who had been called to warranty by Richard son of Richard de Drahecote, and who warranted to him the third part of two carucates and four virgates of land, 43s. of rent, and the third of a fishery called Pykering in Tyllengton (Tillington), which they claimed as dower. Philip did not appear. The land to be taken into the King's hands, and the Sheriff to produce him at Easter Term. m. 40, dorso.
Staff. Geoffrey de Sheftinton sued William de Audelegh in a plea that he should warrant to him half the manor of Briddeshale, which he claimed to hold by virtue of a deed of James de Aldelegh the father of William, whose heir he is. And in another plea that he should warrant to him half the manor of Tissington (co. Derby), which he claimed by reason of a deed of the said William. William did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to attach him to appear at Easter. m. 43, dorso.
Staff. Matilda de Deveruse sued Bertram Costard and six others for taking her goods vi et armis at Langenorle (Longnor). The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to distrain, etc., and to produce them at Trinity Term. m. 37, dorso.
Staff. Jordan de Pyurlesdon (Puleston) sued Richard son of William de Albaston for a messuage and three nokes of land in Albaston by open writ of right (per breve de recto patens), and stated that one Ouyel (Howell) his ancestor in the time of King John was seised of it as of fee, and from Ouel the right descended to William his son and heir, and from William, who died without issue, to Henry his brother and heir, and from Henry, who took religious orders, to John his brother and heir, and from John, who died without issue, to one Agnes (no relationship named), and from Agnes to Richard her son and heir, and from Richard, who died without issue, to William his brother and heir, and from William, who died without issue, to Jordan his brother and heir, who now sues.
Richard appeared and called to warranty Hamon de Albaston, who came and warranted the tenement to him, and denied the seisin of Ouyel the ancestor, etc. A day is given to the parties at Trinity, when four Knights are to be summoned to elect the jury. m. 9.
Banco Roll, Easter, 5 E. I.
Leyc. Magister Henry de Bray sued Alianora de Verdun for a messuage and thirty-five acres of land and twelve of pasture in Codesbeche, in which she had no entry except through Theobald de Verdun, to whom John de Verdun had demised them, and who had unjustly disseised him of the tenements. Alianora called to warranty Theobald de Verdun, who appeared and stated that Henry had remitted and quitclaimed the tenement to John de Verdun his father by a charter which he produced. Henry pleaded that the said John had taken him and put him in prison at Alveton until he had made the deed of gift in question.
Theobald stated that Henry had been the Bailiff of his father John, and owed him more than £200, and that John de Verdun had arrested him and kept him in prison until he made up the arrears, and that Henry had given up the land in question as a satisfaction for the arrears. Henry denied that he had ever owed any arrears to John de Verdun; and the Sheriff is ordered to summon the witnesses of the deed, and twelve others of the vicinage of Alveton for Hillary Term. m. 7.
Staff. Robert de Dockeseye and Beatrice the widow of Hugh de Dockeseye were summoned by Richard Attewelle of Richardescote to permit him common of pasture in six acres in Selkemore appurtenant to his free tenement in Richardescote (Rickerscote), of which Hugh formerly husband of Beatrice and brother of Robert, whose heir he is, had unjustly disseised him. A jury to be summoned to be at Salop at Michaelmas. m. 33.
Staff. In the suit of William Wyther and Orabel his wife versus Richard de Draycote for her dower in Tillington, Philip de Draycote appeared and warranted the land to Richard, and admitted the right of Orabel to her dower. Orabel is therefore to recover, and Richard to be compensated by Philip. m. 51.
Staff. Nicholaa the widow of Henry de Prestwode sued Leon son of Leon for a third of six acres of wood in Kynefare, and she also sued Margaret the daughter of Leon for a third of a carucate of land in Romesleye as her dower. The defendants appeared, and Margaret called Leon to warranty, who warranted the carucate of land to her, and by virtue of a deed of Henry father of Richard, called to warranty Richard son and heir of Henry de Prestwode, who is under age and in ward to Magister Ralph de Semplingham. Adjourned to Trinity Term for the attendance of Magister Ralph. m. 44, dorso.
Staff. Amice de Verdun withdraws her suit against Geoffrey de Walton and others named. m. 23, dorso.
Staff. Edusa the widow of Robert son of Robert sued William Wyther for a third of a messuage and twenty-seven acres of land in Calton as her dower. William stated she had no claim to dower, because Robert her husband was outlawed for a felony he had committed by killing his brother Geoffrey. Verdict for William. Edusa is in misericordiâ for a false claim, but the Justices remit her fine. m. 8, dorso.
Coram Rege Roll, Easter Term, 5 E. I.
Leyc. Theobald de Verdun sued Alyenora the widow of John de Verdoune to carry out the terms of a fine levied between them respecting the live and dead stock on the manors of Braundon, Cotesbech, Loges, and Lutterwurth, by which Alianora had agreed to pay him for what had been consumed by her. Alianora had made constant default of appearance, and the Sheriff is ordered to distrain and to produce her at Salop at Michaelmas. m. 16.
Leyc. The same Theobald sued Walter de Wylteshyre and twenty-one others named, that whereas, according to the tenor of the Charter of the Forests, every free man can agist his own wood as well within the King's forests as elsewhere, and have the pannage of them, the said Walter and the others had entered vi et armis the woods of Theobald at Neubold, Culleye, Kerlund, and Derleston, and carried away 160 pigs belonging to him, together with other swine agisted in the same places, and had extorted money from the owners of the swine for the pannage of them, etc. The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff had been ordered to attach them, notwithstanding the liberty of the Honor of Leycester, by a writ of non omittas, (fn. 2) and to produce them at this term, and had done nothing and made no return. He is therefore commanded to attach them as before by another writ of non omittas and to produce them at Salop at Hillary Term, and to be present himself to answer for his default. m. 16.
Coram Rege Roll.
Pleas before the King at Salop, Michaelmas Term, 5–6 E. I.
Staff. John de Elkesdon, Simon de Clifton and Elena his wife, who still survive, and the heirs of Agnes Basset, Hawise Puterel, and Christiana de Elkesdon had been summoned by Geoffrey Griffyn in a plea that whereas when they had recovered the manor of Over Elkesdon, excepting four messuages, etc., from the Prior of Trentham by a writ of great assize before the Justices Itinerant in co. Stafford, and the said Prior had called Geoffrey to warranty, and he had warranted the said manor to him, and it had been adjudged that the Prior should have of the land of Geoffrey to the value of the said manor deducting the exceptions, Hugh de Mortimer at that time Sheriff of King Henry had put the said John and the others in seisin of the whole of the said manor including the parts excepted in the plea, and had assigned to the Prior out of the lands of Geoffrey at Cleyton to the full value of the said manor, to his great loss and damage.
And Walter de Hopton the Sheriff had been commanded to value the said manor and the exceptions, and had returned an extent by which it appeared that the whole manor was worth £15 2s. 11d., and the tenements excepted were worth £5 16s. 6d., and the Sheriff had also returned an extent of that portion of the manor of Cleyton held by the Prior, by which it appeared that the Prior held land to the value £8 3s. 6d., from which sum had to be subtracted a mark owing to the lord of Knotton, and 12d. owing to the same for a park, and 26d. owing to Alureda the Lady of Cleyton, by which it appeared that there was still wanting to the Prior to make up the value of the land lost 39s. 7d. of land. The Sheriff is therefore commanded to give to the Prior land to this value out of the land of the said Geoffrey within his bailiwick. m. 4, dorso.
Banco Roll, Michaelmas, 5–6 E. I.
Staff. John son of Geoffrey le Rus of Hendon sued Ralph de Grendon for a carucate of land in Hauneton for which he held his charter. Ralph did not appear, and is to be attached for Hillary Term. m. 10.
Staff. John son of Adam de Chetewynde gives half a mark for licence of concord with Robert Bishop of Bath and Wells. (fn. 3) m. 14.
Staff. Amice de Swelesdale (sic) sued William Wyther for a third of four bovates of land in Snelesdale as her right and inheritance, and in which William had no entry except through Thomas de Snelesdale, to whom Alice de Snellesdale had demised them, and who held them by gift of Richard de Snellesdale formerly her husband, the grandfather of Avice, whose heir she is. William admitted he entered by Thomas, but stated that Alice had not demised the tenement to him, but that one Adam the father of Avice, whose heir she is, had demised the tenement to Thomas. The jury find that Thomas entered by a feoffment made by Adam the father of Avice. Verdict for William Wyther. m. 20.
Staff. William de Parles sued Richard le Daye and others for cutting down his trees at Handsworth to the value of £20. The defendants appeared and pleaded that King Henry had given all the lands and tenements of William to Roger de Clyfford, because William was against the King in the war, and Roger had sold the trees to the said Richard le Daye; they also stated that William had remitted and quitclaimed all his right against them by a deed which they produced.
William stated in reply that at the time he executed the deed he was in the prison of Roger de Somery under duress. A jury to be summoned at Hillary. m. 23.
Staff. William son of Roger le Chapelyn of Bydulf sued Alice the daughter of Roger Bydulf and Thomas his son for a messuage in Newcastle under Lime. Alice and Thomas appeared and stated that William the father of Thomas died seised of it, and he had entered as son and heir, and is under age; and it was seen by the Court that he was under age. The suit is therefore to remain till he comes of age. m. 30.
Staff. Hawise the widow of Geoffrey de Waleton sued Geoffrey de Waleton for a third of a messuage and two carucates of land and a water mill in Aston near Stanes; she also sued several other tenants in the same vill for a third of their holdings, and Richard de Smalris for a third of 20s. rent in the same vill, and Mabel de Tene for a third of 5s. rent, and Henry son of Geoffrey de Waleton for a third of ten acres of pasture in Sondon (Sandon); and she sued tenants in Hilderston, Burcheston, and Stoke for a third of their respective holdings, as her dower. None of the defendants appeared, and the dower claimed is to be taken into the King's hands, and they are to be re-summoned for the Octaves of St. Martin. m. 31.
Staff. Magister John de Stanleye sued Simon de Clyfton and Elena his wife in a plea that they should warrant to him the fifth part of the manor of Over Elkesdon, which he claimed to hold of them by their charter; and they did not appear, and the Sheriff had been ordered to attach them, and returned they held nothing within his bailiwick; and it was shown they held lands in co. Derby at Hessebune. To be attached for the morrow of the Purification. m. 35.
Staff. Burga the widow of John de Engelfeld sued William de Engelfeld for a third of a messuage and a carucate of land, thirty acres of pasture, 300 acres of wood, and 60s. of rent in Humeleye (Himley) as her dower. William prayed a view. Adjourned to Hillary. m. 49.
Staff. The Abbot of Deulacresse sued Henry Dun and Matilda his wife to warrant to him the third of the manor of Tettesworth (Tittesworth) which he claimed to hold of them, and for which he holds their deed. The defendants did not appear. To be attached for the Octaves of the Purification. m. 83.
Staff. William de Upton sued Walter de Evereus, Richard de Marham and Margaret his wife, in a plea that whereas it was provided that if anyone held tenements in different hundreds he should not be compelled to come to the view of frankpledge, except in bailiwicks where he was residing, the said Walter, Richard, and Margaret had distrained him to appear at their court. The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to distrain and to produce them at Easter. m. 92.
Staff. Julia the daughter of Robert de Burweston sued Richard de Culeshale and Alice his wife, Robert de Beyvile, Peter Seman and Margaret his wife, Robert de Bures and Sibilla his wife, Thomas de Arderne and Isolda his wife, and Roger de Pylesdon, for a messuage and half a virgate of land in Burweston (Burston). The defendants did not appear. To be re-summoned for Easter, and the land to be taken into the King's hands. m. 92.
Staff. Amice the widow of Henry de Verdun sued Geoffrey de Waleton for 4s. rent in Aston near Stone. Geoffrey did not appear. To be resummoned for Easter. m. 105.
Staff. Petronilla the widow of Robert fitz Elias of Cherleton sued Adam son of Richard Brun for nine acres of land in Cherleton (Chorlton); Adam did not appear, and is to be re-summoned for Easter, and the land taken into the King's hands. m. 92.
Salop. William de Hugeford was sued by Robert the Bishop of Bath and Wells for customs and services owing to him for his free tenement in Hildulveston (Hilderston). He was also sued in another plea by the same Bishop to show by what service he held the manor of Hildulveston in co. Stafford, which service the Bishop had granted to John son of Adam de Chetewynde by a fine levied in the Curia Regis at Salop. William did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to distrain, etc., and to produce him at fifteen days from St. Martin. m. 61, dorso.
Staff. William Hardeheved sued Walter son of Walter de Cotene for a messuage and half a virgate of land in Cotene, of which Joshua (Josceus) de Melewyz (Milwich) his grandfather had been seised as of fee, etc., when he died. Walter appeared and stated he could not answer to the writ alone, as Henry de Heckestal held an acre of the land. A jury to be summoned for the Octaves of the Purification. m. 48, dorso.
Staff. Agnes the widow of Hugh Bonel sued John Bonel for a third of a messuage and eight acres of land in Colton as her dower. John stated that Hugh was not seised of the land as of fee, but the jury fined in her favour. m. 44, dorso.
Warw. John de Pykeresham and John Veyt a Deu appeared against Peter Giffard in a plea that he had wounded and illtreated them at Walton, and the Sheriff had been ordered to put him into the exigend, but had done nothing and made no return to the writ. The Sheriff (William Hameleyn) is in misericordiâ and is fined 100s., and is ordered again to put him into the exigend, and to arrest him and produce him at Easter Term. m. 27, dorso.
Warw. Robert son of Ralph de Brok sued Robert de Brok for a messuage and two virgates of land in Cestreton (Chesterton), in which he had no entry except by a demise which Henry de Brok kinsman of Robert, whose heir he is, had made to one Adam Brok for a term now expired. Robert appeared and called to warranty Richard de Loges. Richard appeared and prayed it might be shown why he should warrant the tenement; and a deed was produced by which Hugh de Loges the father of Richard had given the tenement to John de Brok the father of Robert. Richard acknowledged the deed and warranted the tenement, and stated that Henry de Brok had not demised it to Adam, but that one Hugh his ancestor, whose heir he is, and a certain Margaret wife of Hugh had demised the land to the said Adam. The jury found that the tenement had been demised to Adam by Henry de Brok, and not by Hugh de Loges and Margaret, and it had been demised for a term now expired. Robert son of Ralph is therefore to recover seisin. m. 20, dorso.
Staff. Avice the widow of Robert de Mapelton sued Robert de Wodehuses to render to her goods and chattels which had been handed over to father Roger by Adam de Snellesdale her father, whose heir she is, at Easter 18 Hen. III., to keep in his custody for the use of Avice until her rull age, sue being then a minor. (Amongst the goods alleged to be detained were two carpets (tapeta) value 5s., four shirts (chemisia) value 4s., two rochets (rocheta) value 5s., four mantles, one of scarlet furred with miniver, value 30s., one of green furred with stradling, value 1 mark, one of Reye value 3s., three robes value each 1 mark, a girdle (zonam) barred with silver (de argento barratam) value 5s., three gold rings value 6s., an afficayll of gold worth 4s., another worth 2s., a third of silver worth 14d., and four others worth 12d.)
Robert appeared and pleaded it might be shown that the goods had ever been committed to the custody of his father. (Here the suit abruptly stops.)