Kirkby in Kendale
1352-1450

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'Kirkby in Kendale: 1352-1450', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 1 (1923), pp. 22-47. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=49274 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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1352–1450

1352 Indult to Thomas de Seynesbury, vicar of Kyrkeby in Kendale, to pursue his studies at an university, or residing at the Roman court for five years. Concurrent mandate to the abbot of St. Mary's, York, the abbot of Chester, and John de Branketre, canon of London; Cal. of Papal Regist., iii, 464.

1353 Pardon to Richard Crouder for the death of Robert de Kerneford at Kirkeby in Kendale, whom he killed in self defence; Cal. Pat. R. 1353, p. 487.

1355 John de Coupland surrendered the above-named manors and the king regranted them to the said John and Joan his wife in survivorship, with reversion after the death of John and Joan to the king and his heirs; ib., 1355, pp. 222, 238.

Roger son of Gilbert de Lancaster, lately deceased, held at his death, jointly with Margaret his wife a rent of 6d. arising from tenements which Walter de Edenhale and Alice de Heton held in Kirkeby Kendale; Chan. Inq. p.m., 30 Edw. III (1st nos.), n. 36.

1356 Robert Gere demands against Adam Waryner of Kirkeby in Kendale one messuage in the same place. Adam calls to warranty Joan Mayesdoghtertrout (sic); De Banco R., Hil., 384, m. 162. In Trinity term the same Adam demanded against Joan Mayesdoghtertroutt the said messuage; ib., 387, m. 64.

John de Kelet of Kirkeby in Kendale impleaded Thomas de Coneswyk and Thomas de Aykescarth that they render an account of the time that they were his receivers; ib., Easter, 386, m. 52.

1357 Roger Oteway demands against Richard Walker of Kirkeby in Kendale 7 a. land and 2 a. meadow in the same place; and against Roger de Croft one messuage in the same place; and against Thomas son of Alexander Daunay one messuage in the same place; ib., Hil., 389, m. 96d.

The sheriff was commanded to summon Agnes late the wife of Hugh del Vikers of a plea that she render to Matilda Ward of Kendale one messuage in Kirkeby in Kendale; ib., m. 12d.

Thomas son and heir of Marmaduke de Thweng was summoned to answer Thomas de Ros of Kendale, knt., son and heir of William de Ros of Kendale, of a plea that he render to him 3 charters which he has unjustly detained. The said Thomas renders up the charters, namely:

A charter by which king Richard grants to Gilbert son of Roger Fitz-Rainfrid and his heirs the whole forest of Westmeriland, Kendale and Furneise, to hold as fully as William de Lancastre, son of Gilbert, held it. Dated 15 April, 1 Richard.

A charter by which the same king grants to the same Gilbert [a weekly market at Kirkby in Kendale, for] 20 marks of silver. Dated 9 December, 1 Richard.

A charter by which king [Henry] grants to Peter de Brus that he and his heirs may have for ever a fair at their manor of Kirkeby in Kendale every year, lasting 3 days, namely on the eve, the day and the morrow of the Holy Trinity, with all liberties and customs, unless the fair should be to the injury of the neighbouring fairs. Dated 21 September, 52 Henry son of king John.

Thomas de Roos recovers the charters and his damage of ½ mark; Thomas son of Marmaduke is in mercy; ib., Easter, 390, m. 127 d.

1357 William son of Peter of Kirkeby in Kendale and John Waryner of the same place are in mercy for default. They were attached to answer John Daunay of a plea that they, together with William de Edenhale of Kirkeby in Kendale, broke the close of the same John Daunay at Helsyngton &c. See Helsington; ib., Trin., 391, m. 244 d.

1358 John de Plumpton of Kirkeby in Kendale impleaded Richard de Syngelton, shipman, that he render an account of the time that he was his receiver; ib., Hil., 393, m. 99.

Matilda Ward of Kendale demands against Agnes, late the wife of Hugh del Vikers, one messuage in Kirkeby in Kendale, in which the same Agnes had no entry save by Hugh del Vikers, to whom Roger de Kerneby, clerk, demised it, who unjustly disseised the said Matilda. A jury is summoned who say that the said Roger did not disseise Matilda. Agnes goes thence sine die and Matilda is in mercy; ib., m. 274 d.

Roger Oteway demands against Roger de Croft one messuage in Kirkeby in Kendale; and against Thomas son of Alexander Daunay one messuage there; Roger de Croft calls to warranty John de Croft of Dalton; Thomas calls to warranty John son and heir of Adam Yawayn. The same Roger Oteway demands against Richard Walker of Kirkeby in Kendale 7 a. land and 2 a. meadow there; Richard calls to warranty William de Threlkeld, knt.; ib., Easter, 394, m. 122 d. Afterwards the defendants demanded the tenements against their respective warrantors; ib., 399, mm. 169, 159 d.

Thomas Daunay of Kirkeby in Kendale impleaded William Lettester of the same place for breaking his house at Kirkeby in Kendale and taking away timber to the value of 100s.; ib., m. 1 d.

Roger Taillour of Kirkeby in Kendale was attached to answer William de Edenale for assaulting him at Kirkeby in Kendale; ib., Trin., 395, m. 230 d.

1359 William Ouston (alibi William de Duston) of Appleby, William Matson of Crok, and William Jonesson of Graystoke were impleaded by Roger Lister of Kirkeby in Kendale that they should render to him a reasonable account of moneys received; ib., Hil., 397, mm. 208, 71 d.

1360 William Elisson of Kirkeby in Kendale was summoned to answer William de Warthecopp of a plea that he render to him 100s. which he owes and unjustly detains for wool and other goods sold to him. The jury say that William Elisson bound himself to William de Warthecopp in 4 marks. The last-named receives 4 marks and 20s. damages; ib., Hil., 401, m. 228 d.

1363 Grant to Ingelram, lord de Coucy, of France, whose homage the king has taken, in consideration of his good bearing to the king from the time of the peace entered into with the king of France and the great place which he may hold for the king, that the manor of Coghull, co. York, a moiety of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale with the members and certain manors in co. Lancaster, which escheated to the king after the death of William de Coucy, and the king by letters patent granted to John de Coupeland, now deceased, and Joan his wife, for life, and that all the lands late of Robert de Coucy, kinsman of the said Ingelram, in the cos. of Lancaster, York and Westmorland, which were taken into the king's hands because Robert adhered to the adverse party to the king in war and were likewise granted to John and Joan for 100 marks to be rendered yearly, shall remain to him and his heirs, to hold with knights' fees, &c., parks, woods, &c., services of tenants, &c., by the services whereby they were held before they came into the king's hands, as fully as Christiana de Gynes, his kinswoman, held the same in her life time; Cal. Pat. R. 1363, p. 427.

1364 Joan de Coupeland attorns as tenant to Sir Ingelram, lord of Coucy, to whom the king has granted the manors and lands which she holds, late of William de Coucy and Robert de Coucy, in cos. York, Lancaster and Westmorland, and has done fealty, saving her estate therein for the term of her life; Cal. Close R. 1364, p. 59.

Grant to the bailiffs and good men of Kirkeby in Kendale of pavage for six years; Cal. Pat. R. 1364, p. 42.

Pardon to Richard Clerionet for the death of William Barber of Kirkeby in Kendale, whom he killed in self defence; ib.

Grant by William Fattyng to Adam le Wariner of Kirkeby in Kendale of his toft with a garden adjoining, lying between the tenement which sometime belonged to John de Kypax on the one side and the said Adam's tenement on the other; to hold of the chief lords of the fee by the services due and accustomed. Witnesses: John de Burgh, Richard le Walker, Richard son of Peter, Thomas de Aykesgarth, John Lauerd and others. Given at Kirkeby in Kendale on Monday next after the feast of St. Hilary, 37 Edward III (15 January, 1364); D. at Levens.

1365 Grant by Adam le Wariner of Kirkeby in Kendale to Adam his son and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Robert de Docwra, and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten, of two of the grantor's tenements in Strawmondgate, lying between the tenement formerly Thomas Abergh's on the one side and that of John de Coupland on the other; to hold of the chief lords (as above). Witnesses: John Warde, John de Burgh, Richard le Walker, William Docwra, Thomas de Aykesgarthe and others. Given at Kirkeby in Kendale on Wednesday next before the feast of St. Katherine the Virgin, 39 Edward III (19 November, 1365); ib.

Commission to 4 persons and Robert de Whessyngton on the complaint of Joan, late wife of John de Coupland, that Roger son of Gilbert de Kentmere, William de Colperthwayt, Nicholas de Warton, chaplain, Walter, son of Thomas de Stirkland, knight, John son of Richard de Kentmere, John de Croft, younger, and others, broke her parks at Troutbek, Calgarth and Kirkeby in Kendale and entered her free chace at Kirkeby in Kendale, fished in her several fisheries at Troutbek and Casterton, felled her trees at the said town of Kirkeby and carried away trees, fish and deer from the parks and chace; August 12, 1365; Cal. Pat. R. 1365, p. 202.

1366 Similar commission on the same Joan's complaint that the above persons and John Richardessone, Thomas de Cunswyk, John de Capelsheved, William Studherd of Staveley, William Taillour of Herteshope, John de Lund, forester of Staveley, William de Mellyng, chaplain, John son of Thomas de Hoton, John Fisshere of Fourneys, Roger de Brathwayt, William de Yowedale, John son of John Croft of Dalton, John de Wessyngton of Warton and John his son, William de Oxcleve, Peter, son of Thomas de Roos, knight, Richard Hobbesone, Richard son of William Doggesone, Adam Dennysone, Richard de Wisbech, vicar of the church of Kirkeby in Lonesdale, Thomas Banes of Tenelesheved, William Banes of Whytyngton, Thomas son of Robert Banes of Whytyngton and others broke her parks &c. (as above); July 16, 1366; ib. 1366, p. 358.

1366 Thomas de Seynesbury, vicar of the church of Kirkeby in Kendale. See Sizergh.

1368 Letter of attorney from John Lord, elder, to Nicholas Danson to deliver seisin to Sir Roger the chaplain, formerly son of William the clerk of Kirkeby in Lonesdale, of all his lands and tenements in Kirkeby in Kendale and Qwinfell. Given at Kirkeby in Kendale, on the feast of St. Matthew the Evangelist, 42 Edward III (September 21, 1368); D. at Levens.

1371 Pardon to Thomas, vicar of the church of Kirkeby in Kendale, of his outlawry in the county of York for not appearing before the justices of the Bench to account with the abbot of St. Mary's, York, for 100 marks which he received of the abbot's money, he having now surrendered to the Flete prison; April 25, 1371; Cal. Pat. R. 1371, p. 66.

1373 Pardon to William del Langhous of co. Cumberland for the death of William del Kechin of Kirkeby Kendale, whom he killed in self defence; January 8, 1373; ib., 1373, p. 230.

1374 Thomas de Thwenge held at his death of the king in chief a moiety of one half [?] of the vill of Kirkeby in Kendale and a moiety of [one half of ?] the commodity of the vill of Kirkeby with farms, tenements and the fishery of the Forse by knight's service, worth 1125. 5d. yearly. He held a fourth part of the fishery of Le Fors and of the water of Kente &c. [see Staveley]. There is a yearly rent of 10s. at Kirkeby in Kendale issuing from divers free tenants and the free farm of divers other free tenants in Kendale and elsewhere in the county of Westmerland &c. [see Helsington]; Chan. Inq. p.m., 48 Edw. III (1st nos.), n. 68.

Grant by William de Ormesheved, rector of the church of Bianmount, and John de Dokwra, chaplain, to Adam Waryner of Kirkeby in Kendale and Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten, of a certain plat of land in the garden which was William Dawnaye's and annexed to the house of the said Adam, which plat contains in length 47 feet and in breadth at the east end 26 feet and at the west end 15 feet. Witnesses: William de Gilpyn, Robert Perisson, Richard Walker, Henry Lord and others. Given at Kirkeby in Kendale on Monday next after the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 48 Edward III (26 June, 1374); D. at Levens.

1375 Commission to James de Pykeryng, sheriff of Westmorland, Thomas de Roos of Kendale and William de Lancastre, to arrest and bring before the king and council Margaret, daughter of Nicholas de Layburn, who is said to enjoy lucid intervals, and William de Tunstall and Thomas de Layburn; Cal. Pat. R. 1375, p. 150.

1376 Grant to the good men of Kirkeby in Kendale of pontage for three years in aid of their bridge which is broken down, to be expended by the view and ordinance of Thomas de Roos of Kendale; ib., 237.

Licence for John de Kendale, clerk, to buy 400 quarters of wheat in Ireland, ship the same in any port of that land and bring them to the parts of Kendale, co. Westmorland, to make his profit thereof; ib., 301.

1377 John de Capplesheved demands against John Robynson of Kirkeby in Kendale that he render to him 6 marks; and against Stephen Taillour of the same place that he render to him 40s. which he owes and unjustly detains; De Banco R., Trin., 466, m. 161.

William de Threlkeld by his attorney appears against Robert Marshal of Kirkeby in Kendale in a plea that whereas the said Robert undertook to cure a certain horse belonging to plaintiff of a certain weakness by which it was hindered in the right leg, the said Robert at Crosseby Ravensworth so negligently and incautiously cut the veins and sinews that the same leg became withered, whereby plaintiff altogether lost the profit of the said horse; ib., Mich., 468, m. 139.

1378 Thomas Thomlynson of Kyrkeby in Kendale demands against John Alman of Keswyk that he render to him 40s. &c.; ib., Hil,. 469, m. 371.

William de Etton of York demands against William Littestar of Kyrkeby in Kendale and John Littestar of the same that each of them render to him £6 &c.; ib., m. 194 d.

Richard de Wandesford, citizen and mercer of London, demands against Robert Peresson of Kirkeby in Kendale that he render £20 which he owes him; ib., m. 304 d.

William de Yeland, clerk, demands against Robert Perkynson of Kirkeby in Kendale, mercer, that he render to him a horse, price 40s., and goods (i.e. cattle) to the value of 20s. which he detains; ib., Trin., 471, m. 284; 472, m. 261.

Henry de Ullethornes and Margaret his wife and Sibyl sister of Margaret demand against Thomas Wardeman of Kirkeby in Kendale 2 messuages in Kirkeby in Kendale as the right of Margaret and Sibyl. Thomas calls to warranty John Brisban of Staynton in Kendal; ib., m. 284 d.; 474, m. 317 d.

Thomas Barker complains against Richard Barker Thomas servant Barker in a plea that whereas it was ordained by Edward [II], late king of England, that if any servant was retained in the service of any one by agreement and withdrew without reasonable cause or licence he should be subject to imprisonment; the aforesaid Richard at Kirkeby in Kendale, late servant to the said Thomas, before the end of the agreement withdrew from the same service without cause, to the great damage of the said Thomas; ib., m. 199.

1378 Richard Swynehird complains against John de Hoton and Adam Thomlynson that they at Kyrkeby in Kendale with force and arms made an assault upon him, and beat, wounded and ill treated him; ib., Mich., 472, m. 422.

1379 Grant of pontage for three years to the good men of Kirkeby in Kendale in aid of the repair of their bridge called "le North Brigg"; Cal. Pat. R. 1379, p. 314. This grant was renewed in 1382 for a further period of four years; ib., 1382, p. 91.

Commissioners of array in Westmorland: Roger de Clifford, Thomas Roos of Kendale, William Threlkeld, James de Pykeryng, John de Bethum, John de Wyndesore and the sheriff; ib. 1379, p. 359.

James de Pikeryng, knt., has licence to agree with John de Berdesey and Alice his wife touching a tenement in Kirkeby in Kendale; De Banco R., Mich., 476, m. 412.

1380 John del Pray, vicar of the church of Morland, Stephen de Meburn, parson of the church of Askeby, Thomas son of William de Warthecop, Joan late the wife of William de Warthecop and Adam de Croseby, executors of the will of William de Warthecop, demand these debts: of Adam Waryner, £20; of John del Bakhous, 6 marks; of William Leche, the king's bailiff in co. Westmorland, and John de Futhergill, each £30; of John de la Chaumbre, Richard Walker, Henry Lorde, and William Gilpyn, each £20; ib., Easter, 478, m. 249 d.

1382 Grant to Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford, chamberlain of the king, and Philippa, his wife, daughter of Ingelram and Isabella de Coucy, the king's aunt, in consideration of their not having land or other maintenance to support their estate, and especially to support the said Philippa, the king's kinswoman, that during her life they shall have all the lands [in Kendale &c.] with knights' fees, advowsons, &c., the reversion of which after the death of Joan, late the wife of John de Coupeland, was granted to the said Ingelram and Isabella in fee tail and which by Ingelram's rebellion belong to the king; and if the said earl and Matilda, countess of Oxford, her mother, survive the said Philippa, he shall have the premises during his mother's life; Cal. Pat. R. 1382, pp. 177, 314.

1382 Appointment for life of Robert de Plesyngton as steward of all the manors and lands lately granted for the maintenance of the king's aunt, Isabella (de Coucy), now deceased, inter alia in Kendale and co. Lancaster, at 20 marks yearly; ib., 1382, p. 166.

Grant by William de Slyne, John Hoggeson, William Bakster and John del Bek, chaplains, to William Dawenay of all the lands and tenements, meadow, wood and waste which they had by the gift and feoffment of the said William Dawenay in the vills of Kyrkeby in Kendale and Stirkland Ketill, to hold of the chief lords &c. Witnesses: Robert de Docwra, Richard Walker, John de Burgh, Richard Peresson, Henry Loorde and others. Given at Kyrkeby in Kendale on Saturday in the feast of the Assumption of the B. V. Mary, 7 Richard II (15 August, 1383); D. at Levens.

1384 Presentation of Thomas Squier of Seynusbury to the vicarage of Kirkeby in Kendale, in the king's gift by reason of the temporalities of St. Mary's abbey, York, lately void, being in his hands; Cal. Pat. R. 1384, p. 436.

1386 Pardon of outlawry to John Knobelok of Kyrkeby in Kendale for not appearing to answer Robert del Parke of Preston Pateryg, walker, touching a debt of £6; ib., 1386, p. 184.

1388 Mandate to keepers, farmers and tenants of the manors and lands in Kendale granted for the maintenance of the king's aunt, Isabella, deceased, to allow Robert de Plesyngton to execute his office of steward, he having petitioned that he is hindered therefrom by Robert de Veer, late duke of Ireland; ib., 1388, p. 409.

Ratification of the estate of Thomas Squyer of Seynesbury as vicar of Kirkeby in Kendale; ib., 520.

Grant, upon the petition to parliament of Philippa, wife of Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford, for provision, as all the lands of the said Robert de Veer, duke of Ireland, are seised into the king's hands by judgment of Parliament, and in consideration of her being of the royal stock, of all the lands late of Joan, late the wife of John de Coupeland, for the support of the said Philippa, for life; ib. 1388, p. 423.

1390 Inquest taken at Kirkeby in Kendale, 20 December, 14 Richard II (1390) before Walter de Stirkland, the escheator, by the oath of John de Stirkland, John de Burgh, Robert de Dokwra, William Dauney, Richard Cayrous, John de Layburn, William Gernett, Robert Tomlinson, John Nicolson of Helsyngton, Robert Warde, Robert de Levens and Richard Gilpin, who say that Thomas de Roos, chivaler, died seised in fee tail to him and his issue of a 4th part of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale with the members, held of the king in chief by the service of the 4th part of a knight's fee, worth £40 yearly. [Here follow the names and tenements of the freeholders, who held of the said Thomas, which will be found under the various townships in Kendale].

Burgages in Kirkeby in Kendale held of Thomas de Roos, chr. at his death:

Richard Cayrous 3 burgages, for 15d. rent at Easter and Michaelmas, (fn. 1) worth 2s., and doing suit at the said Thomas' court of Kirkeby in Kendale every 3 weeks.

John de Burgh 4 burgages
Edmund de Osmunderlaw 1 burgage [held] in like manner (fn. 2) 5 burgages 19d. " 40s.
William de Osmonderlaw 1 " 4d. " 8d.
Thomas son of Thomas de Roos 1 " 3d. " 6d.
Emma de Hallebanke 1 " 3d. " 9d.
Hugh Warde 1 " 3d. " 12d.
Adam Gower 1 " 3d. " 12d.
John de Wyndesore 1 " 6d. " 12d.
Thomas de Levens 1 " 3d. " 12d.
John de Roos 2 " 11d. " 12d.
Thomas Clerke 2 " 8d. " 2s.
Thomas Hubard 1 " 3d. " 12d.
Richard Mercer, chaplain 1 " 3d. " 12d.
Richard Robynson 1 " 3d. " 12d.
John Bell and Christiana his wife, in right of the said Christiana 2 " 12d. " 12d.
John Bakster 1 " 3d. " 12d.
William Alexanderman and Joan his wife 1 " 2½d. " 12d.
John de Warton 1 " 2½d. " 12d.
Robert de Suggeswyk 2 " 6d. " 2s.
Hugh Gylewhene 1 " 4d. " 12d.
Ellis de Kyrkeby, chaplain 1 " 3d. " 12d.
Alice de Burgh 1 " 4d. " 12d.
Richard Clercson 1 " 3d. " 12d.
Robert de Levens 1 " 4d. " 12d.
Hugh Ward 1 " 1d. " 6d.
Robert Marshall 1 " 2d. " 8d.
Sibyl de Levens 1 " 1d. " 8d.
Robert Thomlynson 1 burgage 1d. " 8d.
Agnes de Otteway 1 " 2d. " 8d.
William Tailliour 1 " 2d. " 8d.
John de Dokwra 1 " 2d. " 12d.
John Hoggeson, chaplain 1 " 3d. " 10d.
Adam Waryner 1 " 9d. " 2s.
Thomas Rokan 1 " 4½d. " 12d.
John Doggeson Fissher 1 " 1½d. " 12d.
Robert de Dogwra 1 " 23½d. " 4s.

Hugh Ward and Nicholas Robynson 1 burgage for one rose at the Nativity of St. John Baptist.

The said Thomas [de Roos, chivaler], died seised in form abovesaid of the advowson of the hospital of St. Leonard by Kyrkeby in Kendale, which is extended yearly to 40s. He died 30 November last and Elizabeth wife of William del Parr, knight, is kinswoman and next heir, namely daughter of John de Roos, son of the said Thomas de Roos, and she is aged 25 years and upwards, which same William del Parr and Elizabeth have issue; Chan. Inq. p.m., 14 Ric. II, n. 41.

1393 The goods of William Elysman of Kirkeby Kendale forfeited for outlawry, were given to the king's servant, John Chaundos; Cal. Pat. R. 1393, p. 280.

Pardon, at the supplication of Henry de Percy, "le Fitz," to Thomas Barbour of Kyrkeby in Kendale for the death of John Broune, killed there on Thursday in the second week of Lent in the 15th year (7 March, 1392); ib., 312.

1396 Pardon to John Adamson of Grag (? Grarig or Crag) for the death of John de Stoke, killed in Kirkebi Kendale on Sunday after the feast of the Assumption in the 18th year (16 August, 1394); ib., 1396, p. 696.

Licence for William de Par to buy 240 quarters of corn in Ireland and ship it to England for the expenses of his household and tenants in the parts of Kendale; ib., 711.

1399 Grant to Philippa, late the wife of Robert de Veer, duke of Ireland, daughter of Ingram de Coucy and Isabel, daughter of king Edward III, which Philippa was born at Eltham, co. Kent, of the manor of Cogehull, co. York, a moiety of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale, co. Westmorland, and the manors of Maureholme, Warton, Kerneford, Lyndesheved, Wyresdale, Scotteford, Assheton, Quytynton, Casterton, Thorneton, Middleton and Kneton, cos. Lancaster, Westmorland and York, parcel of the said Joan's possessions, and that the said Philippa, her heirs and children be capable of being lieges of the king and of his heirs and of holding goods and possessions within the realm by right of inheritance &c., notwithstanding the birth out of England of the said Ingram or other ancestors of hers or their adherence to France; ib., 1399, p. 583.

1399 The king (Henry IV), in response to a petition of the commons, grants that from Michaelmas last no "Kendale-cloth" and other specified cloths, which do not exceed the value of 13s. 4d. the dozen, shall be sealed or pay any subsidy; Rolls of Parliament, iii, 437. In 1402 and 1407 petition was made for the continuance of this Act; ib., 498, 614.

1401 Articles of agreement made at Kyrkeby in Kendall on Saturday next before the feast of St. John the Baptist, 2 Henry IV (18 June, 1401) between William Dawnay and Roger Rothwel, namely that Thomas son and heir of William shall take to wife Jonete daughter of Roger before the feast of St. John the Baptist, and William grants that Richard Marcer, chaplain, shall enfeoff the said William for the term of his life of the lands and tenements whereof Richard has been enfeoffed by William in the vill of Kyrkeby in Kendall, except lands and tenements in Strawmongate, of the yearly value of 20s., with remainder after William's death to the said Thomas and his heirs begotten of the said Jonete; that Roger shall pay to William for the said marriage 15 marks, to wit, 6 marks on the day of the espousals, 6 marks at Martinmas next ensuing and 40s. when Margaret, daughter of the said William, shall be espoused; that when Thomas shall be of full age and shall make a feoffment to two chaplains of the lands and tenements in the vill of Kyrkeby in Kendall, whereof he was enfeoffed by his father at the time of the marriage made between him and Christiana, who was his wife, and when the two chaplains shall make a feoffment thereof to Thomas and Jonete and the heirs begotten between them, then Roger shall pay to Thomas 20 marks for the said marriage; D. at Levens.

1402 Grant by Adam Fattyng and John de Sleddale, chaplains, to John Waryner and Margaret his wife of two tenements in Le Strowmongate in the vill of Kyrkeby in Kendale, lying between the tenement of the countess of Ireland and that of Thomas Litster, and one tenement in Le Markethstede in the said vill, lying between the tenement of Thomas Roncon and that of Adam Waryner of Kyrkeby aforesaid; and also two shops (skopæ) with a chamber over, in the said Markethstede, lying between the tenement of the said Adam Waryner and that which formerly belonged to Bone Warde, with common of pasture and all liberties, which the said chaplains had by the gift and grant of the said Adam Waryner to hold to the said John and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten, with remainder to the said Adam Waryner and Elizabeth his wife, their heirs and assigns. Dated at Kyrkeby aforesaid, 25 April, 3 Henry IV (1402). Witnesses: Edmund de Redeman, Robert Person, master Thomas de Kyrkeby, Richard Person, Robert de Levens; D. at Levens.

1404 Grant to the king's esquire, Thomas Stirkeland, of two fierce young horses late of Henry Percy, chivaler, deceased, and pertaining to the king by his forfeiture, arrested by the king's bailiffs in Kendale, to the value of 10 marks, provided that he answers for any surplus of value; Cal. Pat. R. 1404, p. 468.

Inquest taken at Kirkeby in Kendale on Thursday before St. Luke the Evangelist 6 Henry IV (16 October 1404), by the oath of Walter de Stirkland, chivaler, Richard Roos, Richard Duckett, Robert de Burgh, William de Levens, Richard Cairous, Richard Gilpin, Robert de Dockwra, Adam Warriner, Thomas Lyster, John del Chambre and Robert del Briggs, who say that William de Parr, chivaler, in right of Elizabeth his wife, deceased, kinswoman and heir of Thomas de Roos, chivaler, and daughter of John de Roos, son of the same Thomas, died seised of a 4th part of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale with the members held of the king in chief by the service of the 4th part of a knight's fee, worth £40 yearly. [Here follow the names of the free holders].

Burgages in Kirkeby in Kendale held of William de Parr, chr., in right of Elizabeth his wife, deceased, at the time of his death: (fn. 3)

Richard Cayrous held 3 burgages for 15d. rent at Whitsunday and St. Martin in Winter, worth 2s., doing suit at the said William's court in Kirkeby in Kendale every 3 weeks [in all other entries the rent was due at Easter and Michaelmas].

Robert de Burgh 5 burgages worth 40d. 19d.
William de Osmonderlay 1 " " 8d. 4d.
Thomas son of Thomas de Ros. 1 " " 6d. 3d.
Emma de Halbanke 1 " " 9d. 3d.
Hugh Warde 1 " " 12d. 3d.
Adam Tewer [sic] 1 " " 12d. 3d.
John de Wyndesore 1 " " 12d. 6d.
Thomas de Levens 1 " " 12d. 3d.
John de Roos (fn. 4) lately held 2 " " 12d. 12d.
Thomas Clerke 2 " " 2s. 8d.
Thomas Hubard 1 " " 12d. 3d.
Richard Mercer, chaplain 1 " " 12d. 3d.
Richard Robinson 1 " " 12d. 3d.
John Bell and Christiana his wife, as in right of the same Christiana 2 " " 12d. 12d.
John Bakster 1 " " 12d. 4d.
Will. Allexanderman and Joan his wife, in right of the same Joan 1 " " 12d. 2½d.
John de Warton 1 " " 12d. 2½d.
Robert de Siggiswicke 2 " " 2s. 6d.
Hugh Gylewhene 1 " " 12d. 4d.
Rowland de Grisdale 1 " " 12d. 3d.
Alice de Burgh 1 " " 12d. 3d.
Richard Clerkson 1 " " 12d. 3d.
Robert de Levens 1 " " 12d. 4d.
Hugh Warde 1 " " 6d. 1d.
Robert Marshall 1 " " 8d. 2d.
Sibyl de Levens 1 " " 8d. 1d.
Robert Thomlynson 1 " " 8d. 1d.
Agnes de Ottwaie 1 " " 8d. 2d.
William Taillour 1 " " 8d. 2d.
John Dockwra 1 " " 12d. 2d.
John Hodgson, chaplain 1 " " 10d. 3d.
Adam Warrener 1 " " 2s. 9d.
Thomas Rowkane 1 " " 12d. 4½d.
John Dogeson 1 " " 12d. 1½d.
Robert Dokwra 1 " " 4s. 23½d.

Hugh Warde and Nicholas Robinson, 1 burgage worth 6d., for the rent of one rose at midsummer. (fn. 5)

The same William (de Parr) died seised of the advowson of the hospital of St. Leonard by Kirkeby in Kendale, which is extended to 40s. yearly. John de Par, son of the said William and Elizabeth his wife, aged 22 years, is his next heir; Rawlinson MS., B. 438, ff. 67 d, 69 d; Chan. Inq. p.m., 6 Hen. IV, n. 37; 9 Hen. VI, n. 38.

1407 Inquest taken at Kirkby in Kendale on Saturday in the feast of St. Faith the Virgin, 9 Henry IV (6 October, 1407), by the oath of Thomas son of Walter de Stirkeland, Richard de Bellingham, Richard Roose, John de Layburn, John de Redman, William Gernett, Richard Piersson, Richard Cairous, John del Chambre, Richard Gilpin, John Cairous and Robert de Dockwra, younger, who say that John de Parr died seised of a 4th part of the manor of Kirkby in Kendale with the members, held of the king in chief by the service of the 4th part of a knight's fee, worth £40 yearly. [Here follow particulars of the freeholders and the names of those who held burgages in Kirkby in Kendale, which exactly correspond with those of 1404].

The same John (de Parr) died seised of the advowson of the hospital of St. Leonard (etc. as before). He died 25 July, 3 Henry IV, and Thomas de Par his son, aged 2 years, is his next heir; Chan. Inq. p.m., 9 Hen. IV, n. 38.

1408 Pardon to Richard de Clebergh, son of John de Clebergh of Kendale, for the death of Thomas Boteler, servant of John de Par, in the vill of Helsyngton, on Tuesday after the Annunciation, 7 Henry IV (30 March, 1406); Cal. Pat. R. 1408, p. 406.

Pardon to William de Warton, son of John de Warton of Kyrkeby in Kendale, for the death of Alan de Walay, servant of William de Beverley of the same vill; ib., 439.

Licence for John de Par, esquire, to enfeoff John Sutton, clerk, and Richard de Shakeresley, chaplain, of a fourth part of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale, held in chief, and for them to re-grant the same to him and Agnes his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs; ib., 458.

1409 Adam Waryner demised to Richard Berwike for life a burgage with a garden belonging thereto in Le Markethgate in Kirkeby in Kendale, lying between the burgage of Henry Hoghird on the north and that of John Kepax on the south, to hold for 20s. yearly at Whitsuntide and Martinmas. Witnesses: John Colynson, Richard Pierson, Robert Lorde. Dated 12 February, 10 Henry IV (1409); D. at Levens.

Assignment of dower to Agnes, who was the wife of John de Par, deceased, who held of the king in chief, made on the 13th day of January, 10 Henry IV [1409] by Robert de Louther, escheator, in the presence of Richard Rose, attorney (?), Thomas de Beauford, chivaler, the said Agnes and Thomas Brounflete, chivaler, treasurer of the king's household, to whom the king committed the wardship of 2 parts of all the lands and tenements which were of the said John de Part until the lawful age of his heir and also in the presence of John Colynson, Richard Cayrous, William Garnet and others, of all the lands and tenements of the said John de Par. First they assigned to the said Agnes the manor of Grenrigg in the town of Helsyngton; also a park now called Briddespark in the said town (sic) by all the metes and bounds whereby it is now inclosed; also certain parcels of meadows, lands, woods and wastes there called Haverbrek, Layrefeld, Brademedowe, Warenner-close, Aynome and le Hagg now enclosed with Aynome; a tenement in Kyrkeby in Kendale in the tenure of John Bakster at will; also certain lands and pastures called Wormehowe, Wrightlandez and les Knottys in the said town; also the water corn-mill of Patton with the suits and services thereto belonging; certain parcels of land and waste called "Intakez" in Helsyngton, Stirkelandketill and Kirkeby in Kendale in the tenures of Robert Johnson Margoteson, William Brewehous, Adam Thomson, Richard Johnkynson, William Malkynson, Thomas del Scarthe, Emma de Halbank, Richard Ayltee, Agnes de Cartmell, William Swynhird, Thomas Staple, John Bunnyng, John del Watre, Roger Ayltee, Adam Tilson of Croke, William Hird, Peter Fole, Tillote Hird, William Whayntrell. Thomas Sawer, Thomas Hogeson, Adam Pyndpye, Richard Uttyngson, William de Leek, Henry Dogeson, William Leke, junior, Thomas Wylkynson, Richard Bateman, William de Brokbank, John Swynhird and William de Fournes of Borray, at will; also the rents and services of Thomas Dawenay, Richard Cayrous, Robert Pierson, John Roose and Thomas de Burgh, by the name of the third part of the rents and services of all the free tenants of the borough of Kyrkeby in Kendale, who held of the said John de Parre in that town; also the rents and services of John de Lancastre of Brampton and William de Lancastre of Hertsopp, for their lands in Strikeland Roger; the rents and services of Ellen who was the wife of William Whaplote and John Helton of Helton, for their lands in Little Stirkeland; the rents and services of Adam de Bourebank for his lands in Barton; the rents and services of John de Burgh, son of Richard Burgh, for his lands in Stirkeland Ketill, by the name of the third part of the rents and services of all the free tenants, who held of the said John de Par as of his manors of Kyrkeby in Kendale, Stirkeland Ketill and Helsyngton; also the third part of the rents and profits of the fourth part of the market, fairs and toll of Kyrkeby in Kendale; the third part of the rents and profits of the water-corn-mill of Kirkeby situate next the great park there, with the third part of a tenement next the said mill, now demised with it; also the third part of all the wastes, pastures and woods which were the inheritance of the said John Par in le Hay, Hoton, Mounjoy, Threlcropp, Seuer, Bryntwodd and Kyrkebybergh in Helsyngton, Stirkeland Ketill and Kyrkeby in Kendale; and of the profits of the court of Kyrkeby; also a tower called Troutebektour within the Castle of Kyrkeby, a granary next the said tower, the moiety of the stable within [the said castle] which extends towards the south, the third part of the profit of the dovecote within the said Castle, with free ingress and egress to the said tower; also of a barn next the said Castle on the [side] towards the east; of a cowhouse there towards the east; of a kiln (ustrina) towards the east; also of a forge in Kyrkeby; also sufficient wood in the great park next the Castle to repair and build all the houses, enclosures of the park called Briddespark and the said mills; Chan. Inq., p.m., 10 Henry IV, n. 69.

1411 Inquest taken at Kirkby in Kendale on Tuesday the eve of SS. Simon and Jude, the Apostles, 13 Henry IV (27 October, 1411), by the oath of Richard Doket, James de Redmane, Matthew de Nyandesergh, Richard Gilpin, William Gernet, John de Layburne, Robert de Birkheved, William de Levens, Robert de Dokwra, Robert de Levens and John Coke, who say that Philippa, late the wife of Robert de Veer, late duke of Ireland, held at her death in fee tail to her and her heirs by the grant of king Richard II by his letters patent dated 18 May, 22nd year of his reign (1399) to the same Philippa, late the wife of Robert de Veer, late duke of Ireland, and daughter of Ingelram de Coucy and Isabel his wife, daughter of king Edward III, of a moiety of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale with the members (as above specified), which moiety is held of the king in chief by service unknown, worth in all issues £120, with reversion to the late king Richard and his heirs. The present king Henry afterwards, namely in the 6th (?) year of his reign, by letters patent granted that all the tenements, rents, services, fees, advowsons of churches, chaces, woods, parks, warrens, fishings, fairs, markets, liberties and franchises which lady Philippa then held to herself and her issue and after her death ought to revert to the present king and his heirs, after her death without heir shall remain to John son of the present king and his heirs. [Here follow particulars of the freeholders who held of the said Philippa, including the following]: Robert de Dockwra divers tenements in Kirkeby in Kendale by homage and fealty and 2s. rent at Easter and Michaelmas.

Burgages in Kirkby in Kendale held of Philippa, countess of Ireland, at her death:

Rent.
Robert de Dockwra 4 burgages worth 6s. 2s.
Richard de Bellingham 5 " " 10s. 19d.
James de Pickeringe 1 (sic) " " 13s. 4d. 15d.
John Collinson 7 " " 20s. 191/2 d.
Robert de Stirkland 2 " " 12s. 9d.
Robert de Burgh 5 " " 13s. 4d. 21d.
William de Levens 1" " 12d. 3s.
Robert Birkheved 1 " " 2s. 4d.
Robert Lord 6 " " 20s. 19d.
Thomas Dawenay 9d. rent, worth 40s. 6 with "les Bothes"
Roger Winster 1 " " 6s. 3d.
Adam Warrener 2 " " 13s. 4d. 2s. 6d.
Thomas de Manzergh 2 " " 2s. 1¼d.
Adam Fattynge, chaplain 3 " " 10s. 14d.
William Jopson 1 " " 2s. ½d.
John de Dockwra 1 " " 6s. 8d. 8d.
John del Watre 1 " " 3s. 4d. 2d.
John de Wyndesore 1 " " 3s. 4d.
Roger de Rothewell 2 " " 4s. 5d.
William Garnett 1 " " 5s 3d.

Nicholas de Eskheved in right of Margaret his wife 1 burgage for 23d., worth 12s.

Thomas de Kendall, son of Richard Walker, 5 burgages for 4s. 10d., worth 24s.

Thomas de Sleddale 2 burgages worth 10s. 5d.
John de Halheved 2 " " 20s. 10½d.
John de Preston 2 " " 10s. 5½d.
Robert de Brigges 1" "
John Millner 1 " " 4s. 2d.
Thomas Lyster 1 " " 10s. 1½d.
John son of Richard de Burgh 2 " " 6s. 12d.
Hugh Gilewhene 1 " " 12d. 1½d.
John Roos 1 " " 3s. 3d.
John Staynb[ank] 1 " " 3s. 3d.
John del Brigges 1 " " 6s. 8d. 17d.

Adam Mercer 1 burgage for 2d. rent at Pentecost and Martinmas and by doing suit at her court of Kirkeby in Kendale every 3 weeks, worth 12d.

All the rents were due by equal portions at Pentecost and Martinmas and the value in each case was over and above the rent.

All the manors and lands of the above-named free tenants are held of her by the aforesaid services as of her manor of Kirkeby in Kendale. She died on Tuesday before Michaelmas last past without issue, wherefore the moiety of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale with the knight's fees, advowsons of churches and other things belong by right to John the king's son and his heirs; Chan. Inq. p.m., 13 Hen. IV, n. 44.

1411 Relaxation, during ten years, of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who, on the feasts of Christmas, Circumcision, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension and Corpus Christi, Whitsuntide, the Nativity, Annunciation, Purification and Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin, the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, the Invention and Exaltation of Holy Cross and the dedication, and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week, visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of the Holy Cross and All Hallows, built at the side of the hill commonly called "Appilgarth," (fn. 6) within the bounds of the parish church of Kyrkebi in Kendale in the diocese of York, to which a great multitude resorts. 19 Kal. Januar.; Cal. of Papal Regist., vi, 301.

1413 Commission to Thomas Tunstall, chivaler, of the keeping of the castles, manors, lands, &c. of John de Par, tenant in chief, during the minority of Thomas, his son and heir, paying to the king 100 marks at Michaelmas and 100 marks at Christmas following, finding competent maintenance for the heir, maintaining the houses and buildings and supporting all charges, &c.; on the surrender of letters patent, dated 4 August, 9 Henry IV (1408) committing the keeping to Thomas Beauforde, chivaler, Thomas Brounfiete, chivaler, and Agnes, late the wife of the said John; Cal. Pat. R. 1413, p. 57.

1414 Pardon of outlawry for John Topclyf of Kyrkeby in Kendale for not appearing to answer Roger de Thorneton touching a debt of £16; ib., 1414, p. 213.

1418 Presentation of Nicholas de Preston (fn. 7) to the vicarage of the church of Kirkeby in Kendale; ib., 1418, p. 169.

1421 Grant to the good men of the vill of Kirkeby in Kendale of pontage for one year in aid of the repair of two stone bridges by the town across the water of Kent; ib., 1421, p. 399.

Thomas Grenewood, clerk, canon of York and Lincoln, and vicar of Kirkby in Kendale, died on 2 May, 1421; Harl. MS., 6978, f. 18.

June 1. Master Richard de Garesdale was instituted to the vicarage of Kirkby in Kendale on the death of Thomas Grenewood; ib.

1421–22 John de Lumley, "chivaler," held at his death an 8th part of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale, &c. including 12 messuages, 4 cottages, 200 a. land, 60 a. meadow, 100 a. wood, 200 a. pasture and 100 a. heath, in Kirkeby in Kendale, worth 20 marks (see Helsington). Thomas his son, aged 11 years; is his next heir; Chan. Inq. p.m., 9, Hen. V, n. 16.

1422 Commission to Thomas Holden, esq., and James Greenehalgh, esq., and others of the keeping of Thomas, son and heir of John de Lumley, chivaler, tenant in chief, during his minority, with his marriage, paying for the marriage 400 marks; Cal. Pat. R. 1422, p. 443.

1423 Pardon of outlawry for Richard Atkynson of Borodale, co. Cumberland, 'yeoman,' for not appearing to answer John Threlkeld of Kirkeby in Kendale, touching a plea of debt of 40s.; ib. 1423, p. 28.

1427 Ratification of the estate of John Wryght, as chaplain of the chantry in the hospital of St. Leonard, near Kirkeby in Kendale; ib. 1427, p. 387.

Mandate to the archbishop of York to dispense, subject to the consent of those interested, John Wricht of Kirkeby, deacon, of the diocese of York, who is in his twentieth year, to be ordained priest and to receive and administer the poor hospital in Kendale, which is of the patronage of laymen and, by its original foundation, can only be granted to a priest or to one of such an age, that he can be ordained priest within a year from his receiving it; Cal. of Papal Regist., vii, 499.

1429 Commission to William Haryngton, chivaler, Thomas Strykland, chivaler, and others to survey the eighth part of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale and to inquire into the destruction, waste and sales of lands, goods, houses, woods and orchards alleged to have been done by John Preston, one of the justices of the Common Bench, to whom the custody of the said eight part was committed by Henry V by the name of all the lands, rents and services which were of John de Lumley, chivaler, tenant in chief, in co. Westmorland, during the minority of Thomas son and heir of the said John de Lumley, considering that when the said heir attains his majority the king is bound to restore the premises in as good condition as when they were taken into his hands; Cal. Pat. R. 1429, p. 42.

1431 Thomas Tunstall and Thomas Strykland, knights, and Nicholas Layburn are named in a commission for the array and muster of 200 archers of the parts of Kendale, Lonesdale and the West-rithing of York; ib., 1431, p. 131.

1431 Licence for John Merbury, esquire, and Agnes his wife to surrender the one third of a fourth part of the manor of Kyrkeby Kendale, which they hold in chief as her dower of the heritage of Thomas del Par, esquire, son and heir of John del Par, sometime her husband, to the said Thomas and his heirs, he to render therefor 40 marks yearly during her life. Licence also to the said Thomas, after seisin had, to grant the said third and the remaining two-thirds of the said fourth part, except one acre of land which is reserved that he may be the king's tenant, to Richard Garresdale, clerk, William Troutebek, esquire, Thomas Horneby, chaplain, Robert Garnet, John del Mire and Richard Cleybergh, (fn. 8) and their heirs; and for them after seisin had to grant the same two-thirds, except the said acre of land, and except 39 messuages, 500 a. land, 55 a. meadow and 3300 a. moor, to the said Thomas del Par and Alice his wife and the heirs of his body, on condition that should she ever sue out a writ of dower and appear thereto, concerning the said third part of the said messuages, land, meadow and moor, that then the abovenamed feoffees may re-enter in the said two-thirds, except as above excepted, and hold them for her life; should the said Thomas die without heir of his body the said two-thirds, except as above excepted, after the death of the said Alice, shall remain to his right heirs; ib., 1431, p. 144.

The tithes of Vicarfeld were demised to Robert Garnett at farm for 3s. 4d.; those of Holme and Mynsfete (Myntesfote only in 1435) were demised to Thomas Par, 'chivaler,' at farm for 10s.; a place of which the name is lost lay fallow in 1431 (in 1435 it was demised to Thomas Par for 5s.); the following items may refer to lands in Kirkby in Kendale: (fn. 9) tithe of Bur . . . . at 2 bushels, 16d.; tithe of Robert Thomson at 1 bushel, 8d.; tithe of Adam Preston at 2 bushels, 16d.; tithe of John . . . .; tithe of Robert Dokwra, demised to him at farm . . . .; tithe of the tillage of John Rose, demised to him at farm, 8s.; tithe of 20 a. land nigh Kirkefeld, demised to the same John (Rose) at farm 3s.; tithe of Avenom (fn. 10) with tithe of one close of Richard Forester, demised to the wife of Richard Clyberr (or Clebergh) for 5s.; tithe of Galowbergh, (fn. 11) demised to John Chapman (Robert Bek in 1435) at farm for 3s. 4d.; tithe of Oxonholme nil because it lies fallow (demised at farm in 1435 to Adam Coke and John Dyssher for 8 bushels, 5s. 4d.); Roll at Levens.

1433 Pardon of outlawry for John Wylkynson of Kyrkeby Kendale, 'chapman,' for not appearing to answer Walter Jay, citizen and grocer of London, touching a plea of debt of 60s.; Cal. Pat. R. 1433, p. 234.

1435 It has been shown to the king and council by Richard, earl of Salisbury, that John, late duke of Bedford, granted him, by letters patent, for life, an annuity of £50 from the lordship of Kendale and the office of steward of the said lordship and of the lands of the late duchess of Ireland in Kendale with the fee of 20 marks a year. The king, to whom as next heir of the duke, the premises have descended, by advice of the council, grants to the said earl the said annuity, office and fee; ib., 1435, p. 540.

1436 Inquest taken at Kyrkeby Kendale, 10 April 14 Henry VI (1436), before William Thornburgh, escheator, by the oath of the jurors who say that: Agnes, who was the wife of John Parr, esquire, deceased, held at her death of John Robinson a moiety of an acre of land in Stirkland Kettill by knight's service, worth 4d. yearly. She held in dower of the inheritance of Thomas Parr, knight, son and heir of the same John Par, her husband, a third of a fourth part of the manor of Kirkby in Kendall of the king by the service of a fourth part of a knights' fee, the reversion after her death belonging to the said Thomas Par, who is aged 28 years and upwards. There are in the said third part of a fourth part 18 messuages, each worth 6s. 8d. yearly; 200 a. of land, each worth 2d. yearly; 28 a. meadow, each worth 10d. yearly; 1000 a. moor, each worth ½d. yearly. Agnes died on Friday next after the Purification last (9 February, 1436). Walter Deverous is her kinsman and next heir, viz. son of Walter Deverous, knight, son of the same Agnes, aged 24 years; Chan. Inq. p.m., 14 Hen. VI, n. 9.

1437 Bond of William Ingylton of co. Lancaster, clerk, Robert Ingylton of Warton, co. Lanc., gentylman, and Geoffrey Threylgyld of Kyrkeby Kendale gentylman, to pay Thomas Paine, clerk, an annuity; Cal. of Anct. Deeds, C. 5244.

Grant, during pleasure, to Richard Redmayn, esquire of John, late duke of Bedford, of the office of master-forester within the lordship of Kendale, the grant by the letters patent of the late duke being surrendered; Cal. Pat. R. 1437, pp. 18, 73, 118.

Inquest taken at Kirkeby in Kendall, co. Westmorland, on Monday after the feast of SS. Simon and Jude, 16 Henry VI (4 November, 1437), before William Lancaster, the escheator, by the oath of Nicholas Layburne, Richard Doket, junior, John Roos, Hugh Forster, William Niandzergh, Thomas Dockwra, Thomas Cayrous, Thomas Stirkelande, William Dunynge, John Brigges, Robert Jopson, and Robert Backster, who say that John, duke of Bedford, held at his death a moiety of the lordship and manor of Kirkeby in Kendall; in which moiety are the following lands, tenements, rents, and services, parcel and member of it: certain parcels of land and pasture called Wynandermer or Le Holme, with the fishing and Le Milnebecke; a parcel of land or pasture called Apeltwhait, with a mill for grinding corn; a parcel of land or pasture called Bulnes; a parcel of land or pasture called Crostwhait; a fishery in the water of Kent; a moiety of a parcel of land or pasture called Gressemer; a moiety of another parcel called Loghrigge; a moiety of another parcel of land called Langden; a moiety of the vill of Kirkby in Kendall; the forest of Troutbecke with a parcel of land called Amylsed and three parks in the same forest called Trowtbecke parke, Le Cole parke, and Calfgarth; a moiety of a parcel of the same lordship called Hoton with a park; a moiety of another parcel of the same lordship called Stirkland Kettell; the manor of Casterton; two messuages in Helsington and a tenement called Forstwhayte in Levens. In the same moiety of the lordship and manor of Kirkby in Kendall are £6 10s. 2d. of rent, service and assize paid yearly at the feasts of Pentecost and Martinmas and received at the hands of divers tenants severally from their lands and tenements in Hevershame, Morlande and Grayrigge, Bethome, Lupton, Levens, Sellsat, Berburne, Hoton Roef, Thirneby and Stirkland Ketle, which are held of the duke by knights' service. At Wynandermer there is a court held twice a year; at Crostwhait a court twice a year; at Gressemer a court twice a year; at Hoton a court twice a year; at the vill of Kirkby in Kendall a court every three weeks; at Casterton a court twice a year. In the said moiety are the advowsons of the churches of Wynandermer and Gressemere, each worth £20 yearly. The same moiety, with the members and parcels, is held of the king in chief by the service of a moiety of a barony. The duke died on 14 September in the 14th year of the present king (1435), who is his kinsman and heir, viz. son of king Henry V, brother of the late duke, aged 15 [sic] years; Chan. Inq. p.m., 16 Hen. VI, n. 36.

1439 Licence for Thomas Lumley, knight, to grant to Marmaduke, bishop of Carlisle, William Lumley, John Holme and William Cutbert and their heirs one eighth of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale, held in chief, except half an acre of land; Cal. Pat. R. 1439, p. 284.

1440 In a schedule of goods stolen out of the house of John Lysle in Aldgate ward, in the city of London, there is mention of one gown of Kendale; ib., 391.

1443 Grant to the King's kinsman John, duke of Somerset and Kendale, and the heirs male of his body of inter alia two parts of the lordships, manors, vills or hamlets of Gresmere, Loghrige, Langedon, Amelsett, Troughtebek and Casterton, co. Westmorland, and the bailiwick of Lonesdale and the borough of Kyrkeby in Kendale and the toll thereof and all rents, farms, &c. in the office of the bailiwick of the serjeanty of Kendale; the third part thereof being held by Jacquetta late the wife of John, duke of Bedford, in dower for life; to hold as above; together with 43s. 4d. yearly paid by Robert Ingilton for the keeping of the herbage of "La Dalahede" on and without the head of the park of Troutebek in Kendale, which was granted to him by letters patent dated 16 October, 20 Henry VI (1441) for a term of 40 years, to hold as above; also 40s. yearly paid by Henry Wareyn for the keeping of the herbage and pannage within the park of Troutebek, which was granted to him for life by letters patent dated 12 June, 20 Henry VI (1442); of 5 marks yearly (with recompense in the mean time), paid by Walter Strikeland for the herbage and pannage of the park of Calgarth and the fishery of Wynandremere and the lands in the hamlets of Appilthwayte and Undermylnbek and on the south side of the water called Milnbek in the parish of Wynandremere, which were granted to him for life by letters patent dated 16 October, 21 Henry VI (1442); also of £25 12s. 10d. yearly from the farm of the subsidy and ulnage of cloth for sale in Bristol and its suburbs, in recompense of two parts of the lands in the hamlets of Crossethuayte and Hoton in Strikeland Ketill and in the vills of Forsethuayte, Strikland Ketill and Helsington and of the fishery of Kent and the lands in Whitington, the keeping of which lands was granted for a term of 10 years to Thomas Parre, knight, by letters patent dated 21 February, 17 Henry VI (1439), and a rent therefrom of £25 12s. 10d. to William Ayscogh, justice of the Bench, during the same term, with reversion of the premises for life after the said term, by letters patent dated 21 October, 21 Henry VI (1442), (fn. 12) to hold to the duke as above during the said term and life; ib., 1443, p. 223.

1444 Inquest taken at Kyrkby Kendal 10 November, 23 Henry VI (1444), before Richard [Belingham], escheator, by the oath of Thomas Levens, Robert Brygges, Richard Preston, Thomas Wylson, Thomas Docwra, William Gylpyn, Robert . . . . . Robert [Thom]pson, Thomas Sterkelond, William Sterkelond, John de Redman and John Waryner, who say that: John, duke of Somerset, was seised at his death in fee tail to him and his issue male of two parts of the lordship or township of Gresmere, worth yearly £6 0s. 10½d; two parts of the lordship or manor of Logeryge, worth yearly 29s. 1d.; two parts of the lordship or township of Longedon, worth yearly £4 11s. 6d.; two parts of the lordship or township of Casterton, worth yearly 63s. 10d.; two parts of the borough of Kendale with the toll there, worth yearly £4 5s. 9d.; two parts of the office of serjeanty in the said county, worth yearly 8 marks; two parts of the lordship or manor of Hamelset, worth yearly £16 (s. d. illegible); two parts of the lordship or manor of Troutbek, worth yearly £17 8s. 6d.; by the grant of the king by his letters patent at Westminster, 25 September, 22 Henry VI (1443). They also say that whereas Robert Ingilton held the custody of the herbage of "La Dalehede" for term of 40 years, rendering therefor to the king and his heirs 43s. 4d. at Easter and Michaelmas, the reversion of the said herbage belonging to the king, the king by the same letters patent granted the 43s. 4d. to the said duke and his heirs, together with the reversion, when it shall befall, which herbage is worth nothing yearly beyond the said farm of 43s. 4d.; and that whereas Henry Waren, still living, held for term of his life the custody of the park of Troutebek with the herbage and pannage therein by grant of the king, rendering therefor yearly to the king and his heirs during his life for the said herbage and pannage at the aforesaid feasts 40s., the king by the same letters patent granted that rent and the reversion, etc. to the said duke and his heirs, which said park, herbage and pannage are worth, besides the 40s. yearly rent, £13 [13s. 2d. ?]; and that whereas Walter Strykland, still living, held the custody of the king's park of Calgarth for term of his life with the fishery in the water of Wynan[dremere, lands and tenements in the hamlets of Appilthwait and Undermilnbek in the parish of Wynandermere] by the grant of the king, rendering therefor yearly to the king and his heirs 5 marks at the aforesaid feasts for the herbage, pannage, fishery and all the lands and tenements aforesaid in the hamlets aforesaid, the king by his letters patent granted the same to the said duke and his said heirs, which said park, herbage, pannage, fishery and lands and tenements in the hamlets aforesaid are worth yearly, besides the 5 marks, £18 14s. 4d.; and also where William Ayscogh one of the king's justices held two parts of the water of Kent and of the manors of Helsyngton, Crosthwayt, Hoton, Fristhwayt and Strykland-ketell, granted to him for term of life without anything therefor to be rendered, the reversion belonging to the king, the king by his letters patent granted the reversion thereof to the said duke and his heirs, which two parts are worth yearly £23 12s. 10d.; the reversion of all the premises belonging to the king, because the duke died 27 May last (1444) without heir male of his body; Excheq. Inq. p.m., ser. i, file 177, n. 13.

1444 Mandate to the escheator in co. Westmorland to assign dower to Margaret, duchess of Somerset, late the wife of John, late duke of Somerset, in the lordships, etc. of which the late duke was seised as in fee tail in the said escheator's bailiwick, in the presence of the nearest friends of Margaret, daughter and heir of the said late duke; Chancery writ, 20 December, 23 Henry VI (1444); ib.

1445 Grant in survivorship to Robert Roos, knight, and Anne his wife of 100 marks yearly from Michaelmas last from the farms of the lordship of Kendale and the manors, lands, rents, and services in cos. York, Lancaster and Westmorland in the king's hands by the death of John, duke of Bedford, and other lands, &c. elsewhere to the total yearly value of £110, upon Robert's surrender of another grant; Cal. Pat. R. 1445, p. 322.

1448 Licence from the king to John, abbot of St. Mary's, York, and the convent, to appropriate the parish churches of Eversham in Kendale and Burton in Kendale, of their patronage; and further, for the final termination of an annuity of 20 marks paid by them to the dean and chapter of St. Peter's, York, from the fruits of the church of Kirkby in Kendale, until another church of the value of 20 marks of the patronage of the abbot and convent be appropriated to the dean and chapter, licence for the abbot and convent to grant to them the advowson of the church of Stokesley in Cleveland, &c.; ib., 1448, p. 207.

Footnotes

1 All the rents were paid at these terms by equal portions.
2 John de Burgh's 4 burgages and Edmund de Osmunderlaw's 1 burgage were held for 19d. rent, worth 40s. yearly.
3 Held of John de Parr at his death in 1407.
4 Rawlinson MS. B.438, f. 67d ends here for the year 1404.
5 As this rental for 1404 appears to correspond exactly with that of the year 1390, it would appear to be accurate only for 1390, or some year immediately prior to that date.
6 The chapel stood in the detatched portion of the Nether Graveship, known as Chapel Close, which lies at the top of All Hallows lane.
7 In 1421 he was perpetual vicar of Kirkby Stephen, bachelor of canon law, and had dispensation, being of noble birth, to hold for life one other benefice. In 1422, as priest, of the diocese of York, he had indult for a portable altar; Cal. of Papal Regist., vii, 216, 224, 325.
8 These were mostly, if not all, Thomas Parr's tenants at Kirkby Kendal.
9 It is quite uncertain where some of the places were and the description of others is lost by mutilation of the record.
10 Now Aynam, east of Miller Bridge.
11 Between the Lound and Low Mills.
12 See the rental of 1439 in the Appendix.