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STAVELEY.

1189–1200 Gilbert Fitz-Renfrid confirms to William Godmund the whole land of Staveley, which William de Lancastre and Helewise his wife gave to him and his heirs, with liberty to make improvements between the highway and Kent to the bounds of Bolteston and common of pasture with the grantor's men who dwell around, and that he, his heirs and their men shall be quit of pannage, saving the grantor's full multure and hunting; to hold by rendering yearly 3s. of farm and 16d. of cornage, half at Easter and half at Michaelmas, for all service except foreign service. Witnesses: Gilbert de Lancastre, Lambert de Bussei, Gilbert de Lancastre, younger, Adam Gernet, William de Windesore, Gamel the forester, William son of Geoffrey, Walter . . . ., William son of Ketel; Reg. of Deeds at Levens, f. 192.

1256 Perambulation of the boundary between the land of Peter de Brus in Hogayl, Foulbarg and Fayrhayt (Fairbank in the vill of Stirkeland Ketel) and the land of Walter de Lyndesey in Applethwayt and Micheleselet (now Misslett). The bounds commenced at Bredestrete as far as the burial place for dead men, and from that burial place as far as Whystoner next Wodewardehowe. And from thence as far as to Banerhowe in Thwaytlenkyld, and from thence as far as the south door of the barn of Adam de Porta. And from thence in a straight line to Hoggehalebek. And from thence in a straight line between Hethementer and the house of William de Porta, and so as far as the fountain of Gilbert de Lancaster, and so next the fountain which is called Fokebrig' by the breadth of two perches towards the south, and so as far as the houses built upon the arable land formerly belonging to Adam de Hothwayt. And from these boundaries as far as the land of Thomas de Howes which William Belle holds beyond the hedges of the aforesaid land towards Wynander mere, and so between a certain rock and le hakdale, and thus in a straight line as far as the middle of le Thursmyre; Trans. C. & W. A. & A. Soc., N.S. xiii, 69.

a 1272 Peter de Brus III granted to Richard de Gilpin his manor and demesne of Ulventhwait and land on each side of the water of Kent within the demesnes of Hugill, Staveley and Over Staveley, and the vivary or water of Kent flowing in Ulventhwait with liberty to erect a mill, with acquitance of puture, of 'witness man' and suit of court, rendering 12 barbed arrows and 2s. 6d.; Reg. of D. at Levens. See Appendix xxvi.

1274 Robert de Ros of Werk held at his death inter alia a moiety of the mill of Rispeton, the farms of Grenering and Hugayl, a meadow called Rispetunhenge, the farms of Beauconquayte, Staveleye, etc.; Cal. Inq., ii, 49. See Helsington, p. 133.

1280 Joan daughter of Gilbert de Hauteclo arraigned assizes against Thomas Collan (a) touching a way stopped in Staveley Godemund, and (b) touching common of pasture in Stavellay Godemund; Dep. Keeper's Rep. 49, app. 163.

1281 Grant to William de Twenge of a market on Fridays at his manor of Staveley in Kendale and a 3 days' fair on the eve, day and morrow of St. Luke the Evangelist; Reg. of D. at Levens.

1282 Nicholas son of John de Leyburn demands against Margaret late the wife of Robert de Ros of Werk 600 a. pasture in Sadegill and Stirkeland Ketel. Margaret says that she holds the said tenement with Walter son of Walter de Faucumbergh, Lucy wife of Marmaduke de Tweyng, Sibyl and Joan, daughters of Laderena late the wife of John de Bellewe, of the inheritance of one Peter de Brwys, their ancestor; Joan and Sibyl are under age; De Banco R. Easter, 45, m. 60d.; 47, m. 25d.

1295 William de Kendale impleaded Richard de Derleye and John his brother for taking him at Hogayl and imprisoning him; De Banco R., Trin., 109, m. 22.

1297 Confirmation of a charter of Margaret de Ros granting in fee simple to Marmaduke de Twenge her nephew, the manor of Helsington with inter alia the hamlet of Staveley. See Helsington, p. 137.

1301 Fine levied in accordance with the charter of Margaret de Ros to Marmaduke de Twenge respecting 39 carucates, the moiety of 5 mills in Crosthwaite, Le Lythe, Staveley Gamel, Hugill etc., etc. See Helsington, p. 138.

1307 Long before her death Margaret de Ros gave to her son William de Ros inter alia, the tenures of William son of Adam and Henry de Wytfalheved in Hogayl with the moiety of the mill of Respton; to Marmaduke de Thweng, she gave inter alia the hamlets of Hogayl and Staveley, except the 2 tenures named above, and a moiety of the mill of Respeton; Cal. Inq. IV, 285.

1310 William de Ros held at his death 2 tenements in the hamlet of Hogayl held by 2 tenants at will, each with a messuage worth 8d. and between them 48 a. land, worth 20s.; the herbage of a close there worth 7s.; the moiety of the mill of Respeton, worth 20s.; William de Gylpine held of the said William a messuage and one carucate in Ulvethayth for 2s. 7d. cornage and 12 arrows and 11b. of cummin; Cal. Inq. V, 119.

1323 Marmaduke de Thweng held at his death in the hamlet of Staveley 8 tenants at will, who render 33s. yearly; a park, the herbage of which yields 10s. yearly; a fulling-mill which renders 6s. 8d. yearly; in the hamlet of Hogayl 5 a. meadow in demesne, worth 12d. the acre; 6 (?) tenants at will who render 52s. yearly; the moiety of a water-cornmill which renders 20s. yearly; at Sategille the herbage is worth 3s. 4d. yearly; Lancs. Inq., pt. ii, 148.

1330 Gilbert de Lancastre grants to his son, Christopher, inter alia, his lands and tenements in Fatherbank, Staveley. See Skelsmergh, p. 252.

1332 Staveley Godemund. Subsidy of a fifteenth.

John de Schepisheved in goods 30s.
Adam de [ ]by " 30s.
Thomas son of Thomas " 30s.
William son of Thomas " [£7 12s. 6d.]
Richard Bat[ ] "
Adam de Sk[ ] "
Henry G[odemund ?] "
Robert son of Jo[hn] "
William de Bir[ ] "
Robert son of Thomas "
Sum of goods £12 2s. 6d., whereof to the king 16s. [2]d.

Respeton and Hogayl.

Adam son of Broun in goods 45s.
Robert his brother " 15s.
William son of William " 30s.
Thomas his brother " 22s. 6d.
Adam de Birkeheved " 45s.
William his son " 22s. 6d.
William son of Roger " 45s.
Robert Cockebayn " 30s.
Sum of goods £12 15s., whereof to the king 17s.

Staveley Gamel.

John son of Alexander in goods 30s.
Adam his brother " 15s.
William son of Cecily " 22s. 6d.
John Smith (faber) " 30s.
Huttinge Couper " 22s. 6d.
Thomas de le Heved " 15s.
Thomas Harper " 22s. 6d.
Alexander son of John " 30s.
William de Delacre " 22s. 6d.
Adam Collan " 17s. 6d.
Henry Spenser " 15s.
Sum of goods £12 2s. 6d., whereof to the king 16s. 2d.; Ecxheq., Lay Sub., Westmorland, 195, 1A.

1338 Whereas Sir William de Thweng, knight, erected a certain chapel in honour of St. Margaret near his manor of Stavelaye within the parish of the church of Kirkeby in Kendale and assigned certain lands and rents, whereby a chaplain, to celebrate in the same chapel for the souls of the said Sir William, his father and mother, his progenitors, Lady Margaret de Ros and other founders of the said church and all the faithful departed, should be suitably sustained for all time, worth 6 marks sterling a year, the religious men, the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, having obtained the said parish church canonically to their own uses and being now vicar of the said church, of their grace and at the request of Sir William for themselves and successors for all future times have granted and faithfully promised the said Sir William and his heirs that they will receive, place and prefer a fit and honest chaplain upon the election and nomination of Sir William and his heirs, made to the said religious men, to such a chantry in the aforesaid chapel, seeing that this pertains to them, under the method and conditions noted hereafter and not otherwise, and will permit him to celebrate there as afore expressed, saving always the right of the said parish church in all things, and will receive the oath of obedience from the same chaplain and from each chaplain to celebrate there hereafter, both by the said religious men and by the vicar of the parish church at the presentation of the said chaplains; and that the chaplain of the said chantry shall swear upon God's holy Evangelists that he will in no wise interfere with any tithes or obventions, however trifling, belonging to the said parish church, either sought, to be applied or received in any wise, unless he shall be specially requested to do so by the said religious men or the vicar to whom the taking of such tithes or obventions belongs; and if any other oblations shall be made in the said chapel out of devotion or from duty by anyone he shall pay them to whom they are due without gainsay or difficulty; further he shall not admit to confession any parishioner of the said church or any other person unless they be in articulo mortis, nor to any other sacrament unless requested by the vicar; and if any such chaplain shall become unfit by reason of any crime committed, or shall be incorrigible, he shall be utterly removed from the said chantry and another shall be called to his place upon the nomination of the said Sir William; when the chantry shall become vacant by the death or resignation of the incumbent chaplain the said Sir William or his heirs shall nominate a fit and proper chaplain, to be preferred to the said chantry, within two months of the vacancy, to the said abbot and convent, and he being so nominated shall forthwith be admitted by the abbot and convent to that chantry without delay or hindrance.

Sir William also wills and grants for himself and his heirs, in case he or his heirs be negligent or remiss in nominating, or himself fail to nominate, or others impowered to do so in his name within the statutory time, that the abbot and convent shall within a month provide a fit chaplain to the said chantry for that time or on any similar occasion, but not for any other cause; and if, which forbid, the religious men do not do this within the month immediately following, the power of nomination shall revert to Sir William or his heirs by this cause, but not otherwise; and upon the more solemn feasts, to wit on the days of Christmas, St. Stephen, the Epiphany, the Purification of blessed Mary, Easter, the monday being the morrow of Easter, Ascension Day, Pentecost, the Holy Trinity, the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, St. Peter and St. Paul the Apostles, the Assumption, the Nativity of St. Mary, All Saint's Day, the Sundays in our Lord's passion and Whitsundays and on other days on which greater oblations are made in the said church, no one shall be permitted to enter the said chapel to hear mass there on these days or on any of them by the said chaplain or by any other celebrant; but the chaplain of that chapel, the door thereof being closed, shall betake himself to his parish church on these days there to celebrate mass, unless prevented by any cause; and the provision of books, a chalice, vestments, ornaments, lights and all other things, whatsoever are needful to that chapel, and the repair of defects in the said chapel, whenever found, shall belong to Sir William and his heirs for all time; and Sir William and his heirs shall be bound to provide the same at their own charges, the licence of the lord archdeacon of Richmond or other ordinary, if need arise being obtained to the premises or any one of the premises. Further, if a mandate be received, or be sent to the said chaplain for any subsidies required for lights or for the repair of the said (parish) church, or for any other pious uses, he shall effectively execute them in the said chapel and shall then move and induce the same parishioners coming to the chapel to respond diligently and pay their tithes both real and personal and all other rights due to the church, to the said religious men, the vicars and ministers of the same; and the chaplain shall exhort, admonish and induce his parishioners of that church, of the houses and places adjacent, from which the parishioners of the said church come to the said chapel, that they diligently obey the precepts of their superiors and that some of them be personally present on every Sunday in the said church at Kirkeby to hear divine service and the mandates of the ordinaries or superiors, directed to the vicar of the church or to the chaplain, and those who have received precepts or other communications, and to the mandates made to the chaplain of the chantry so that if they refuse to perform the premises, the chaplain himself or by deputy shall be bound on the Saturday following the same Sunday to perform the premises in order that the said mandates and other things canonically enjoined upon him shall, so far as in him lies, be effectively prosecuted within the said chapel.

The said parties also covenant and agree that if perchance anyone out of devotion offer wax or lights to remain in the said chapel and burn there, then they shall remain. All which matters, being brought with great deliberation to the notice and examination of the said religious men and the vicar of the said church, and of Sir William de Thwenge, knight, and all being set right in their presence, each and all faithfully promised to observe in the future all and singular the premises. Sealed before the religious men and the vicar resident by Sir William as to the part kept by the religious men, they sealing the part kept by Sir William. Given in the said monastery on the 23rd day of April, A.D., 1338. Witnesses: Willian de Coucy, Thomas de Ros, Roger de Brounolesheved, Roger de Laybourne, Ralph de Bethum, Matthew de Redemane, Richard de Preston and others.

The indentation of the pair of indentures cuts through the words: "Domine, Dominus noster quam admirabile est nomen tuum."

Seal of black wax, defaced by heat, Endorsed: Indentura de cantaria in parochia de Kirkeby in Kendale ad nominationem domini Willelmi Thewynge, militis, et heredum suorum abbati de Eboraco et ad ejusdem abbatis admissionem, salvo semper juri ecclesie de Kirkeby in Kendale, que cancella in honore Sanctal Margaretal fundatur prope manerium dicti domini Willelmi, xiii. De Staveley Anno Domini M.CCC.XXXVIII.

1340 William de Twenge held at his death inter alia lands in Staveley, Sapgill, Hogill and Resperton with a park at Stavelay; Cal. Inq. VIII, 201.

The same had free tenants and tenants at will in Stavelay and Sapgill, who rendered £8; free tenants and tenants at will in Hogill and Respeton who rendered £9; a park at Stavelay worth in herbage in summer 53s. 4d. and nothing in winter; a [fulling] mill worth 10s. yearly; at Respeton 7 a. of meadow worth 29s. a water-mill there, worth 30s.; Inq. p.m., 14 Edward III (1), n. 31

1341 Thomas Godemond held of William de Twenge a messuage and 16 a. land in Stavelay by the service of the 60th part of a knight's fee; Cal. Inq., VIII, 202.

1344 Robert de Thweng held at his death inter alia two thirds of certain lands in Staveley, Sadgill and Respeton, the third part thereof being held of Katherine, late the wife of William de Tweng, who still survives, in dower; he also held two-thirds of the park of Staveley; ib., 368.

1348 Gilbert de Bronolvesheved held at his death 2 messuages and 4 a. land in Staveley Godemund of Thomas de Twenge by fealty only; a messuage there of Thomas Godmond by 4d. rent; lands (probably in Staveley or Strickland Roger) called Holmlyolfbank, held in chief of the king as of the lands late of William de Coucy, deceased, for 5d. rent; 3 a. land in Calderig similarly held for 2d. rent; lands called Birdesayland, Annotheghes and Storthes with a close called Ratherheved similarly held for 3s. rent; a plat of land called Warthecopland similarly held, by fealty for 1d. yearly, worth 20s. yearly; a plat of land called Odardholm, by Kirkby in Kendale, similarly held by fealty and 1d. yearly, worth 30s. yearly; a messuage called Gunnyldeng similarly held by fealty and 3½d. yearly, worth 18d. yearly; 4 waste tofts in Kirkeby in Kendale, similarly held by fealty and 9d. yearly, worth 12d.; a close called Moserghfeld held of Thomas de Twenge by fealty only; Cal. Inq., ix, 78.

1355 Roger son of Gilbert de Lancastre, lately deceased, held at his death, jointly with Margaret his wife, 3 tofts and 1 carucate at Fauerbank of Thomas de Thweng for 1 lb. of cummin yearly, worth 13s. 4d. yearly; Inq. p.m., 30 Edward III (1), n. 36.

In 1369 the same premises were described in another inquest as held of Robert de Belingham for 6d. yearly, worth 20s.; ib. 43 Edward III (1) n. 62; Rawlinson MS. B. 438, 50d.

1358 Henry Bratt and Agnes his wife demanded against Thomas Rok of Staveley Godemonde that he render to them 4 cows, price 40s., which he has unjustly detained; De Banco R., Hil., 393, m. 277.

1359 Thomas son of Marmaduke de Tweng impleaded Gilbert son of Adam de Stirkeland and John of the Brewehous for breaking his close at Staveleye, cutting down and carrying away trees and underwood to the value of 100s.; De Banco R. Trin., 399, m. 108d.

The same Thomas impleaded Alexander son of Roger de Lancastre, Ralph Hunter and others for breaking his park at Staveleye and taking his deer there; ib.

1374 Inquest taken at Kirkeby in Kendale on Monday after St. Lawrence the Martyr, 48 Edward III (14 August, 1374), by the oath of Thomas de Leyburn, Rolland de Thorneburgh, Robert Peresson, John de Burgh, Thomas de Redman, Richard Walker, Richard Cayrous, William de Kilpyn, Robert del Chambre, John de Wessington, John de Yorke and William de Dokwra, who say that. Thomas de Thweng held at his death of the king in chief (inter alia) the manor of Stavelai with the park and the hamlets of Gressemere, Langden, Sadgill, Respeton, Hogayll, and the fishery of Wynandermere, the island of Rogerholme, with the mills of the same hamlets and a moiety of the mill of Respeton, by knight's service, worth £42 6s. 4½d. yearly. He held a 4th part of the fishery of le Fors and of the water of Kente, and the fishery of Wynandamere, worth 30s. yearly; three parts of a knight's fee in Stainton, Nateland, Siresergh, Wyndergh, Hackethorp, Wynfell, Trostormond, Barton, Newby, Tyrergh, Stirkeland Kettell, Routheworth, Kirkeby in Kendale, Helsyngton, Berburne, Baldeston (vecte Bolteston?), Stavelay Godmund, Skelmershe, Astwhaite, Dilacre, Hencastre, Sleddall, Preston Richard, Slegill, Louthre, Little Stirkland and Rigmaiden, belonging to the barony of Kendale. He held the manors of Helsyngton and Stavelay and divers lands and tenements in the hamlets of Sadgill, Respeton, Hogayll, Stavelai Godmund, Gressemere and Langdon with a watermill and a fulling-mill there, and a moiety of the mill of Respeton, and the service of Richard de Baynerigge in Baynerigge of I lb. of cummin; [See Kirkby in Kendale, p. 27]; with the pools of Skakeleswater and Grysemere and the fishery of these pools. [For his heirs, see Helsington, p. 146]; Chan. Inq. p.m., 48 Edward III, 1st nos. n. 68.

1374 Assignment to Walter Pedwardyn, chivaler, and Isabella his wife, daughter of Margaret, one of the sisters of Thomas de Thweng and one of the co-heirs of the said Thomas, of the manor of Staveley with the appurtenances which extend to £10 8s. 2¼d., divers lands and tenements in the hamlets of Sadgill, Respeton, Hogaill, Staveley Godmund, Grissemere and Langeden with water-mill and fulling-mills there and the moiety of the mill of Rispeton, and the service of Richard de Baynerigg in Baignerigg, namely one pound of cummin, which extend to £25 is. 7d. (besides divers lands in Eshton and Stodagh, co. Lanc., and Lund upon the Wald, co. York), to hold in pourparty; Abbrev. R. Original, ii, 331b.

1374 Assignment to William de Botreux and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Katherine, sister of Thomas de Thweng, kinswoman and one of the heirs of the said Thomas, of the manor of Lund upon the Wald and other lands in co. York, as the pourparty of the said Elizabeth, but rendering yearly £8 10s. 6d., which sum exceeds the value of her pourparty, to William de Latymer, to whom the custody of the pourparty of Robert son of Marmaduke de Lumley, son of Lucy, another of the sisters of the same Thomas de Thweng, and kinswoman and co-heir of the said Thomas, who is within age; ib.

1376 In an extent made 24 April, 50 Edward III, of the value of the knight's fees which belonged to Thomas de Thwenge, it was found that he held a 20th part of a fee in Staveley Godmond, which John del Chambre, Boldewin de Sheppesheved and Thomas Godmond lately held of him, worth 50s. yearly; see Helsington, p. 147.

1390 Richard de Gylpin held of Thomas de Roos, chr., the hamlet of Ulthwaite for 3s. 6d. rent at Easter and Mich., worth 20s.; Inq. p.m., 14 Richard II, n. 41.

1396 The names of some of the contemporary tenants of Staveley are preserved in an inquest taken in the court held at Staveley on the feast of St. Leonard the Abbot, 20 Richard II (6 November, 1396) by the oath of William Gerard, Robert Stevenson, John Gerard, Richard Dickson, John de Staynebancke, John Walker, John son of William Robynson, William Tomson, Robert Tomson, William Miller, Thomas Otway, John Miller, younger, Simon Swynhird, John Mokeld, elder, Richard de Gylpyne, William Stodhird, John Stodhird, Robert, Katerynson, John del Abbay, Thomas del Abbay, John Rucke, Robert son of Roger, John Person, William Walker, Robert Atkynson, William Broun, younger, William Broun, elder, John de Tolerton, Hugh Walkere, William son of Henry Dawson, William Birkheved, Thomas Dikson, Nicholas Birkheved, William Lecke and Robert Lecke; who find that whenever the manor (place) of Staveley with the park is in the tenure of any tenant it does not pertain to the said manor (place) to have common upon the common pasture, save only within the park. Provision about the tenure of any cottage by the said tenant of the manor; cottages not rented shall be in the tenure of the lord's tenants dwelling within the hamlet of Staveley, Hogill and Rispeton, according to the custom of the manor; Orig. at Levens.

1404 Richard Gylpin held of William de Parr, chr., the hamlet of Ulthtwhaite (as in 1390); Inq. p.m., 6 Henry IV, n. 37.

1405 Inquest taken at Appelby before Rolland Thornburgh, escheator, on Monday in the feast of St. Lawrence, 6 Henry IV (10 August, 1405). The jurors say that Isabella, late the wife of Walter Pedwardyn, chivaler, died seised of a 6th part of a 4th part of the manor of Kirkby in Kendale, held of the king in chief by the service of the 6th part of a moiety of a knight's fee, worth 40s, yearly. Robert Pedwardyn her son, aged 50 years, is her next heir. Isabella married Walter Pedwardyn, chivaler, and they had issue, Robert Pedwardyn, chivaler. Isabella died 19 July, 5 Henry IV (1404). By reason of having issue Walter occupied and held the 6th part by the courtesy of England from the day of Isabella's death to 11 June last (1405), when he died; Chan. Inq. p.m., 6 Henry IV, n. 22; Excheq. Inq. p.m. ser. i, file 84, n. 6.

1407 Richard Gylpine held of John de Parr the hamlet of Ulthwayte (as above); ib., 9 Henry IV, n. 38.

1413 Inquest taken at Kirkeby Kendale on Thursday next before St. Matthew the Apostle, 1 Henry V (20 September, 1413). The jurors say that John de Hothome, chivaler, held at his death a moiety of the manor of Stavelay, worth 40s. yearly, and divers lands, tenements, rents etc., in the hamlets of Sadgill, Ryspeton, Hogill, Gressemere, Skemsere and Langdene, worth 10 marks yearly, of the king in chief by the service of a moiety of a 3rd part of a moiety of 3 parts of a fourth part of a moiety of one barony. John de Hothome, his son, aged 28 years, is his next heir; Inq. p.m., 1 Henry V, n. 35.

1414 By deed dated at Scorburgh on 20 June, 2 Henry V (1414) John de Hothom, esquire, enfeoffed John Ellerker and Robert Constable, esquires, of the moiety of the manor of Staveley, the hamlets of Hogyll, Respeton, Sadgyll, Girsemere and Langeden, with the appurtenances in co. Westmorland, an acre of land in Carnford called Salteracre, the advowson of the abbey of Cokersand and the advowson of the church of Warton in co. Lancaster with all his lands, tenements, rents and services in cos. Westmorland and Lancaster, to hold of the chief lords etc. Witnesses: John Routh, knt., John Ask, Thomas Portyngton, Thomas Sa[nton ?], and Robert Santon; Orig. at Levens.

By letter of attorney dated at Scorburgh, 20 June, 3 (sic) Henry V (1415), John de Hothom appointed John Williamson and Robert his son to deliver seisin to the said (sic) William Roscelyn, John Ellerker, Robert Constable and John Horne, clerk, of the above described premises; ib.

1430 Inquest taken at Burgham on Wednesday after Michaelmas, 9 Henry VI (1430). The jurors say that Walter Pedwardyn, esquire, held at his death of the king in chief the manor of Stavelay of the gift of Robert Pedwardyn, his father, to him and Katherine his wife, now deceased, and their issue; the manor with the advowson of the church of Warton, co. Lanc, is held by the service of a 6th part of the moiety of a knight's fee; the manor is worth 40s. yearly. Roger Pedwardyn, son and heir of the said Walter and Katherine, aged 23 years, is his next heir. Walter died on the eve of the Assumption last past (14 August, 1430); Chan. Inq. p.m., 9 Henry VI, n. 7.

1431 William Godmund and William . . . . . paid 26s. 8d. for farm of the tithes of Stavelay Godmund; Robert Birkhede and Robert Jopson paid 11s. 4d. for the same in Stavelay Gamyll; Bawdwyn Broun and John Pierson, the younger, paid 21s. 4d. for the same of Hoogill and Reston; Roll at Levens.

1434 John de Hotham, chivaler, held at his death a moiety of the manor of Stavelay of the late king Henry in chief by the service of a 6th part of the moiety of a barony. In the manor of Stavelay there is a messuage and 60 a. land; in the hamlet of Sa[d]gyll a messuage and 60 a. land; in the hamlet of Grysmer 3 messuages, 160 a. land; in the hamlets of Hogyll and Respeton 2 messuages and 40 a. land, in the hamlets of Skelmeser and Langden 3 messuages and 100 a. land, all of which are parcel of a moiety of the manor of Stavelay. The said John died 6 Henry V (1418) and John Hotham, his son, aged 22 years, is his next heir: Chan. Inq. p.m., 12 Henry VI, n. 16.

1459 Robert Jepson paid 12s. 9d. for farm of the tithes of Staveley Gamel; William Gilpyn paid 2s. 3d. for the same in Ulthwait; John . . . . . paid 24s. for the same in Hugyl; Staveley Godmund paid 24s.; Roll at Levens.

1461 John Hotham, knt., held at his death a moiety of the manor of Staveley, of the king in chief by the 16th part of a knight's fee, worth 53s. 4d. yearly. John Hotham, son of John Hotham his son, aged 2 years, is his kinsman and next heir; Chan. Inq., p.m., 1 Edward IV, n. 20.

1471 Robert Bindloss paid 4s. 4d. yearly for lands in Asthwait; MS. at Levens.

1477 1482 . . . . . same rent for lands in Asthwait during the 1482 minority of . . . . . Hotham; ib.

1486 James Godmond on 10 July, 1 Henry VII (1486), released to his beloved uncle, Adam Godmund, being in possession, his right in all those lands which were formerly his father's, Henry Godmond, in co. Westmorland, but subject to the covenant contained in a pair of indentures bearing date 2 July, 1 Henry VII; Deed at Levens.

1496 Sir Roger Bellingham, knt., grants to Richard his son a tenement in Stavelay and a tenement in Strickland (Roger); MS. at Levens.

1501 The same Sir Roger grants to Richard his son divers tenements in Stavelay and other places; ib.

1504 James Godmond, being seised of a messuage, 25 a. land, 8 a. meadow and 20 a. pasture in Hugyll and Staveley, worth 20s. 8d. yearly, held of the king in chief by knight's service, joined himself, 20 May, 2 Henry VII (1487), to John de la Poll, then earl of Lincoln and traitor, at Kyrbylonsdall, co. Westmorland, and afterwards with the said John and other traitors was slain at Stoke, co. Nothingham. After his death Roger Belyngeham, knt. (then sheriff ?) entered upon the premises and took and still takes the issues and profits thereof; Cal. Inq., Henry VII, pt. 2, n. 822.

1507 By indentures dated 12 April, 22 Henry VII (1507), made between Sir Roger Belingham, knight, of the first part, and Richard Belingham, his son, of the second part, Sir Roger granted to his said son a tenement in Staveley in the occupation of Roger Nicolson and Christopher his brother, and a tenement in Stirkeland in the occupation of Robert Johnson, and excepting the lands purchased by Sir Roger from Christopher Louthir in exchange for a tenement in Staveley in the occupation of Harre Batemane and a tenement in Hugyll in the occupation of Thomas Bradgate; Deed at Levens.

1508 Pardon and release to Roger Belyngeham of Burnalsid, alias of Casterton, knt., late sheriff of Westmorland, alias late occupier of a messuage, 30 a. land, 8 a. meadow and 20 a. pasture in Hyugill and Staveley, co. Westmorland; Cal. of Pat. R., 1494–1509, p. 569.

1523 Inquest taken at Preston in Amondernes, co. Lanc., 16 September, 15 Henry VIII (1523), before James Worseley, esquire, escheator, in co. Lanc., by the oath etc., Thomas Heskethe, esq., was seised long before his death, inter alia, of messuages, lands, tenements, meadows, feedings, pastures, rents, reversions and services with the appurtenances in Kyrkeby Kendall, Staveley, Strickland Kettle in co. Westmorland.

Thomas Heskethe died at Rufford, 14 August, 15 Henry VIII (1523), and his heirs were, Henry Kighley, son of Richard, son of Margery, one of the sisters of said Thomas Heskethe, and Richard Aghton, son of Matilda, another of his sisters, and Roland Kighley, son of Margaret another of his sisters, and Roger Nowell, son of Dulcy (Dulcie), another of his sisters, aged respectively at time of Thomas Hesketh's death, 24 and upwards, 30 and upwards, 30 years and upwards, 30 years and upwards. Duchy of Lancas. Inq. p.m., vol. 5, n. 16.

1525 Inquest taken at Appulby, 16 August, 17 Henry VIII (1525), before John Bristowe, esq., escheator, and by a jury, who say that John Hotham was seised at his death of a moiety of the manor of Staveley, worth yearly 6s. 8d.; of 2 messuages in Nether Staveley worth yearly 2s. 8d.; of 11 messuages in Over Staveley, worth yearly£3; of 2 messuages in Sadgill, worth yearly 27s. 8d.; of 12 messuages in Hugill and Rispeton, worth yearly £5; of 5 messuages in Staveley Park, worth yearly 40s.; a moiety of a messuage called "Grene hows in Stauelay Grene" worth yearly 2s.; of 7 messuages(alibi 6) or tenements in "Stauelay Grene," worth yearly 20s.; (fn. 1) and a yearly rent of 8s., out of divers lands and tenements of Thomas Falofelde, gentleman, in Great Strickland.

All the above recited tenements are held of the king in chief by the service of a moiety of a third part of a third part of a moiety of three parts of a fourth part of a moiety of one barony. John Hotham, knt., died 17 October, 16 Henry VIII (1524) and Francis Hotham is his son and next heir, now aged 4 years. Excheq. Inq. p.m., ser. ii, file 127, n. 1.

1538 Inquest taken at Kirkby in Kendayll, 4 May, 30 Henry VIII (1538), before William Hutton, esq., escheator. Christopher Goodmont, elder, held at his death, 2 tenements containing 100 a. arable, 40 a. meadow, 200 a. wood and pasture in Staveley Goodmont of the heirs of William Twyng, by service unknown; a tenement and 9 a. land in Wynfell of Kirkby in Kendaill, of the heirs of Walter Strikland, knight, by service unknown. He died 15 July, 28 Henry VIII (1536), and Thomas Nicholson, chaplain, aged 34, firstborn son of Margaret Nicolson, deceased, Agnes, aged 54, wife of Robert Bateman, Isabella, aged 52, wife of Christopher Redman, and Agnes, aged 50, wife of Edmund Wilson, sisters of the said Christopher Godmont, are his next heirs. The lands and tenements are worth yearly besides reprises 50s. Anne relict of the said Christopher Godmont had the issues in Staveley as her dower from the day of her husband's death until the day of taking this inquest, and the said next heirs had the issues in Winfell for the same time; Excheq. Inq. p.m., ser. ii, file 134 m. 1.

1539 Decrees in the court of York, made at Newecastell, 25 August, 31 Henry VIII, in the matier in travers betweene Richarde Salkelde, gentilman and Joane his wif, (fn. 2) plaintifes and Sir Roberte Bellingeham, knight, defendaunte, for and concerning the right, title and interest of and in:

One tenement in Staveley in the tenure of Isabell Hogeson, widow, rent 26s. 8d.

One tenement in Hewgill in the tenure of Thomas Bateman, rent 8s.

One tenement in Strikland Kettell called Garlike-hous, rent 30s. 8d.

One close called Spitell Miere in Stricklandekettell, rent 5s.

One parcel of land in Striklandekettell in the tenure of Thomas Fissher, rent 4s.

And all the lands in Whittington, co. Lanc., lately the inheritance of oon William Hewetson, deceased.

It is ordered by the president and counseil that Robert Bellingeham peacably occupy the tenement in Staveley and the said Richard and Joane shall grant any further assurance thereof if required. That the said Richard and Joan and the heirs of Joan shall occupy the residue with like provision for assurance. Further, in consideration of this order the said Sir Robert Bellingeham shall pay to Richard Salkeld at Wethirslake before 14 September ensuing the sum of 20 marks; Orig. at Levens.

1545 Thomas Stanley, knt., lord Mountegle and Mary his wife passed by fine to William Gylpyng, gent., the manor of Over Staveley in Kendall and tenements there, and in Nether Hugyll and Ulthwayte; Feet of Fines, Mich. term, 37 Henry VIII.

1546 Henry Rounthwayte and Elizabeth his wife passed by fine to Thomas Carus, gent., tenements in Staveley Godmond and Strikland Ketyll; ib., Easter term, 38 Henry VIII.

1547 Inquest taken at Appulby, 1 August, 1 Edward VI (1547), before Lancelot Lancastre, esquire, escheator. Frauncis Hutham, knight, was seised at his death of a moiety of the manor of Ouerstaveley, 36 messuages, 50 a. land, 400 a. meadow, 300 a. pasture, 60 a. wood, 600 a. heath, 600 a. moor in Ouerstaveley, Netherstaveley, Sadgyll. Hugyll and Ruston, and of a rent of 2s. 11d. yearly issuing out of a tenement in Netherstaveley, also of a rent of 13s. 4d. yearly issuing from the mill in Hugyll. By his will, dated 26 November, 1546, he bequeathed, as follows: "All those my manours, landes and tenementes and other my hereditamentes" in Ouerstaveley, Netherstaveley, Sadgyll, Kendall, Hugyll, equally to be divided in 3 parts by my executors, one part to the Court of Wards, to the use of the king "and my heyre duryng his nonage," and two parts to be yearly taken and received by the executors for payment of my debts and performance of my bequests.

The marquis of Northamprton receives a fee of 13s. 4d. yearly from the said tenements for the office of steward of the tenements aforesaid, as his ancestors before had and received, and the said moiety of the said manor and all and singular the said messuages, lands and tenements are held of the king in chief by knight service and are worth yearly clear £19. Francis died 3 December last (1546), and John Hutham is his son and next heir, aged on the day of his father's death, 6 years and 7 weeks; Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 3, n. 13.

1555 Richard Carus, gent, passed by fine to Randle Gylpyn and others a tenement in Staveley Godmond alias Nether Staveley; Feet of Fines, Easter term, 1 Philip and Mary.

1560 An order issued out of the Court of Wards and Liveries in Hilary term, 2 Elizabeth (1560), reciting that whereas Sir John Hotham of Skorborgh, knt., by his deed bearing date 1 November, 15 Henry VIII (1523), granted to Gisflete Gilpin, deceased, and Cuthbert Gilpin his son for term of their lives and that of the survivor the office of Bayliffe of the manor of Staveley to hold by the yearly fee of 40s., payable at Whitsuntide and Martinmas, and all the heriots which might fall and happen paying therefor yearly 12s.; and whereas it appears by the testimony of persons heard in the court that the said Baylyewyke hath been used by the said Gifflet and by his son Cuthbert, from which office and annuity the said Cuthbert hath been expelled by the space of 11 years past, as it appears to the master and commissioners of the court that the third part of the master and hands of the queen by reason of the minority of John Hotham, it is ordered that the said Cuthbert shall enjoy the said office etc. (MS. mutilated and faint); Orig. at Levens.

1569 After the death of Walter Strickland, the Court of Wards granted to Alice his relict inter alia, a tenement in Staveley, in the tenure of Rowland Nicholson yeilding 5s. 8d. See Natland, p. 173.

1569 By deed dated on the 28 January, 12 Elizabeth, A.D., 1569, John Hotham of Skorebrough, co. York., esq., in consideration of £800, granted to Alan Bellingham. esq., all those manors of Staveley, Over Staveley, Nether Staveley, Hugill and Sadgill, co. Westmorland, and all those moieties, being his portions, of Potterfell, Wowflett, Ultwaite, Radderhede, Crookefell, Westwoode, Wynandermere, Gresmere and Langdale, and all his messuages, lands, tenements and rents etc.; and appointment of Uter Gilpin, clerk, and Thomas Bateman, his attorneys, to deliver seisin.

Seisin duly delivered in the presence of Roger Williamson, gent., George Jopson, Henry Forrest, Thomas Jopson, Robert Halhead, Christopher Staynbancke, Miles Jackson, Edward Noble, Thomas Winter, Anthony Yeates, Henry Chappelhowe, James Sparke, Roland Bateman, Henry Field, Thomas Reilfe and Edward Collynson; Reg. of Deeds at Levens.

1570 John Hotham, esq., in Easter term, 12 Elizabeth (1570), passed by fine to Alan Bellingham, esq., the manor of Staveley and 50 messuages, 20 cottages, 40 tofts, 6 fulling mills, a dovecote, 40 gardens, 40 orchards, 300 a. land, 200 a. meadow, 3000 a. pasture, 100 a. wood, 2000 a. heath and broom, 1000 a. turbary, 1000 a. moor and £3 of rent in Stavelaie, Sadgyll, Respton, Faverbancke, Hogill, Hugyll, Helsington, Crosthwaite, Lythe, Gresmyer, Langden, Potterfell, Wooflett, Ulthwaite, Ratherhead, Severghe, Crookefell, Westwood and Rogerholme, free fishery in the water of Wynadermere and in the pools of Skekelleswater and Gresmyer, and the moiety of the water-mill of Rispeton; Reg. of Deeds at Levens.

1573 Assignment of dower to Helen, marchioness of Northampton: Hewgill, total of the customary rent there £3 19s. 9d. Freeholders, James Harrington for lands in Sleddale 12d.; the heirs of Thomas Washington 18d.; the heirs of Rounthwat and Gilpin for lands in Staveley 22d.; Rowland Philipson, gentleman, for lands there (i.e. Hollin how) 12d. Staveley and Hewgill, late Ducket's lands: Agnes Ducket, widow, holdeth the manor place of Ducket's lands called Gilthwait Rigg, consisting of a dwelling house and 58 acres of land, and pays yearly 40s. Total of the rents of Staveley and Hewgill: Tenantright £12 11s. 9d., Intacks 12s. 0½d., Concealed rents 3s., Greenhue 5s. 8d., Improved rent in Staveley 8s. 6d.; Nicolson and Burn, i, 139.

1578 Inquest taken at Appulby, 14 August, 20 Elizabeth (1578), before William Atkinson, gentleman, the queen's feodary, and Miles Skaiff, gentleman, the queen's commissioner. William Gilpinge was seised at his death of the manor or lordship of Ultwhate, a corn mill, 6 messuages or tenements now in the several tenures of Robert Dennyson, John Wilkinson, James Shippard, Christopher Stevenson, Edmund Abbey in Ultwhate; the 8th part of the manor or lordship of Langdale; of 7 messuages or tenements now in the several tenures of Anthony Grigg, the relict of Edward Benson, the relict of George Benson, Anthony Harryson, Robert Vycars, John Harrison and William Melfeild; the 4th part of a fulling mill; the 8th part of another fulling mill; the 8th part of a corn mill; & the 4th part of a certain moor or pasture called "Whelpstrother" in Langdale; a messuage or tenement called "Kelbarro Hall," now in the tenure of John Benson, in Grissmer; 10 messuages or tenements, 3 cottages in the several tenures of Henry Halhead, Robert Pulley, John Wodborne, George Wodborne, Robert Docker, John Birkhead, William Birkhead, William Dawney, John Willan, Thomas Jenkinson, Simon Newbye, Robert Dawson and Robert Newby; of a fulling mill in Underbarro; 8 messuages or tenements and 2 cottages now in the several tenures of Miles Jopson, Robert Harryson, the relict of Thomas Harryson, Robert, Potter, William Sheppard, Oliver Potter, Robert Dennyson, Robert Brickhead and the relict of Alexander Willson in Hugill; of 3 messuages or tenements now in the several tenures of Edward Gilpinge, William Braband and the relict of Christopher Brakan in Strickland Roger; a messuage or tenement at the time of William Gilpinge's death in the hand or occupation of the said William Gilpinge in Fairbancke; 2 messuages or tenements called "Waytroue" and "Gotgarth" also in his occupation at the time of his death in Scokbridge and Tirrell; 3 messuages or tenements now in the several tenures of Christopher Merton, Thomas Vycars and William Clarke in Boerbanke, Hollenthwat, Trostermont; a messuage or tenement called "Sandwicke," also in his occupation at the time of his death in Martindall; a messuage or tenement now in the tenure of Christopher Smyth in Pulley; and of the manor or lordship of Over Staveley and 19 messuages or tenements, 3 cottages now in the several tenures of Brian Philipson, Miles Philipson, Henry Wilson, Thomas Wilson, Edmund Walker, the relict of Thomas Muckeld, Peter Birkhead, the relict of Gilbert Birkhead, Henry Wilson, Robert Bethome, the relict of George Jopson, William Jopson, Thomas Jopson, Thomas Godmonte, Henry Nycolson, George Staynbancke, George Smyth, Richard Tubman, Robert Lycbarrowe, Stephen Baytman, Mathew Walker and Thomas Field, in Over Staveley.

The manor of Ultwhat and lands there are held of the queen as of her manor or castle of Kendall by fealty and a free rent of 12 barbed arrows and 2s. 6d. yearly, worth yearly clear £4; the 8th part of the manor of Langdale and messuages, lands etc. in Langdale, Gressmer and Hugill, are held of the queen as above, by fealty and a free rent of 4s. 8d. yearly; those in Langdale and Gresmer are worth yearly clear 32s., and those in Hugill are worth yearly clear 43s. 8d.; the messuage and premises in Underbarro are held of the queen as above, by fealty and a free rent of 15d. yearly, worth yearly clear £3; the messuages etc. in Strickland Roger are held of the queen as above, by fealty and a free rent of 1½ lb. of "Comyn" or 6d. yearly, worth yearly clear 34s.; the messuage and tenement in Fairbanck is held of the queen as above by fealty and a free rent of 4 barbed arrows or 4d., worth yearly clear £3; the messuages etc. in Stockbridge and Tirrell are held of Edward Lancaster, esquire, as of his manor of Stockbridge by fealty and a free rent of 5s. yearly, worth yearly clear 30s.; the messuages and tenements in Martindall and Pulley are held of the queen as of her manor or barony of Barton, by fealty and a free rent of 13d. yearly, worth yearly clear 10s.; the messuages and tenements in Boerbanke, Hollentwhate and Trostermont are held of the queen as of her manor or castle of Kendall by fealty and a free rent of 5s. 8d. yearly, worth yearly clear 20s.; the manor of Over Staveley and the messuages and premises there are held of the queen as above, by homage, fealty and knight service, worth yearly clear £6 13s. 4d. William Gilpinge died 22 January last (1578) and George Gilpinge is his son and heir, aged 38 years at his father's death; Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 19, n. 142.

1585 Thomas Strickland, upon succeeding to his inheritance owned a messuage in Stanley, held of William Gilpinge, service unknown, worth yearly 5s. with a small increase; R. at Sizergh.

1593 Rental of the Marquis Fee: Rolland Phillopson (for Hallinhow in Nether Staveley) 1s.; the heirs of Rownthat and Gilpinge 1s. 9d.; the heirs of Washington for Staveley 1s. 6d.; Roll at Levens.

1595 Robert Bindlose, esq., and James Bellingham, esq., held in free socage, a capital messuage called Aswayt hall, in Nether Staveley, and messuages called Brackenthwait and Head house besides other tenements there.

1596 Inquest taken at Kirkbie Kendall, 7 April, 38 Elizabeth (1596), before Thomas Bellingham, esq., escheator, by the oath of Ranulph Bateman, Humphrey Birkheade, Anthony Duckett, Christopher Sprote, Henry Willson, Thos Gilpin, Wm Warde, James Strickland, Henry Brigges, Miles Birkheade, Peter Mowson, John Chamber, John Hobblethwat, Nicholas Lucas, Adam Shipperde, Henry Feilde and Edward Adamson, gentlemen, who say that: Robert Bindlose, on day of his death and long before was seised of a capital messuage called "Astwhayt Haull" with divers lands etc. thereto adjoining and belonging in Nether Staveley, late in tenure of Thomas Carus, one of the Queen's Justices of her Bench; of one other messuage with divers lands etc. thereto adjoining or belonging in Nether Staveley, late in tenure of Richard Carus, gentleman; of 2 other messuages., one called "Brackenthwat." the other called "le Headhowse" with divers lands etc., to them severally adjoining or belonging in Nether Staveley, late in tenure of Katherine Beck, widow, and Robert Beck, gentleman, her son; 13 other messuages in Nether Staveley, now in several tenures of divers tenants according to the ancient custom used there called "tenantrighte"; of 6 other burgages in Kyrkbie Kendall now in several tenures of divers tenants according to the ancient etc. (as above) used in the town or Borough of Kirkbie Kendall, which 6 burgages late were of the inheritance of Robert Beck gentleman; of 16 other burgages in Kyrkbie Kendall now in several tenures etc., which were of the inheritance of said Thomas Carus, late Justice, etc.; of 6 other burgages in Kirkbie Kendall now in several tenures etc. which late were of the inheritance of James Layburne, esq., deceased; of 6 other messuages in Kirkbie Kendall in several tenures, etc., which late were of the inheritance of Richard Burrowe, etc.,; of 4 other messuages in Kirkbie Kendall in several tenures, etc., which late were the inheritance of James Ambrose, gentleman; of 6 other burgages in Kirkbie Kendall in several tenures, etc., which the said Robert Bindlose had and purchased to himself and his heirs from Robert Tunstall, gentleman; of 2 other messuages in Kirkbie Kendall in several tenures, etc., which said Robt Bindlose had and purchased to himself and his heirs from Brian Edmondson; of one other messuage in Kirkbie Kendall which Robt Bindlose had and purchased to himself and his heirs from Adam Tunstall; of 4 messuages with divers lands etc., to them severally adjoining or belonging in Wattesfielde by Kirkbie Kendall, now in several tenures etc., which Robt Bindlose had and purchased to himself and his heirs from aforesaid Thomas Carus; and of 2 other messuages in Old Hutton in a place there called "Holmeskales" now in several tenures, etc.

So seised Robert Bindlose made his will and granted to Robert Bindlose his son and heir apparent all said premises in Kirkbie Kendall, Wattesfielde and Holmeskales in Old Hutton. To have and to hold to his said son and the heirs male of his body by such wife as he should marry, and for default of such with remainder to Christopher Bildlose testator's younger son and heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, and for default of such with remainder to Agnes Fleminge, wife of Wm Fleminge, esquire, and to Dorothy Brathwate wife of Thos Brathwat, esquire, two of the daughters of said Robert Bindlose the testator, and to Robert Jopson, younger son of Anne Jopson late wife of Robert Jopson, senior, the other daughter of said testator and to the several heirs of the bodies of said Agnes, Dorothy and Anne, lawfully begotten, and divers other remainders beyond. By a codicil to said will in consideration of £1100 paid to testator by William Fleminge he bequeathed and granted to said William Fleminge, all the messuages, lands, etc., in Nether Staveley, to have and to hold to him, his heirs and assigns to sole use of said William Fleminge, his heirs and assigns for ever.

The burgages in Kirkbie Kendall are held of queen and James Bellingham, esq., as of their barony of Kendall in free socage and not in chief, namely, 3 parts, in 4 divided, of the queen, and a fourth part, the residue, of James Bellingham by fealty and suit at their Court of the barony twice yearly and a free rent of 10s. 2d. for all services etc., and they are worth yearly clear £10. The messuages, lands, etc. in Wattesfielde are held of queen and Jas. Bellingham, as of their barony of Kendall, by fealty and suit at their Court of the barony, twice yearly in free socage and not in chief for all services etc, and they are worth yearly clear 40s. The messuages, lands etc., in Old Hutton are held of Robert Jopson as of his manor of Old Hutton, by fealty and a free rent of 4s. 4d. and suit at the Court baron of the said manor (ad Curian baronis), once a year in free socage for all services etc., and they are worth yearly clear 10s. The messuages, lands etc., in Nether Staveley are held of the queen and James Bellingham, as of their barony aforesaid in free socage and not in chief, by fealty and suit of the Court of the manor of Staveley and a free rent. . . . . . for all services etc., and are worth yearly clear £10.

Robert Bindlose died 18 April, 37 Elizabeth (1595) and Robert Bindlose, junior, is his son and heir, aged 34 years and upwards. Chan. Inq. p. mort., ser. ii, vol. 245, n. 89.

1615 Inquest taken at Kirkeby Kendall, 18 December, 13 James 1 (1615), before Roger Otwaye, esquire, escheator. Robert Harrison of Ryston in Hugill, yeoman, was seised at his death of a capital messuage and tenement, 10 a. land, 6 a. meadow, 6 a. pasture in Ryston in Hugill, and by his will dated, 20 February, 1612[–13], bequeathed the said capital messuage etc., lately purchased from Thomas Bateman to John Harrison his son and his heirs male, to hold 2 parts thereof from the feast of the Purification next after his death and the remaining third part, after the death of Elizabeth, wife of the said Robert (to whom up to the said feast of the Purification the said Robert bequeathed the profits of the said 2 parts), and, for default of issue male of the said John, to Allan Harrison his 3rd son and his heirs male, and for default of such to the use of Miles Harrison, his 4th son and his heirs male, and for default of such to the use of George Harrison, his eldest son and his heirs male; £30 out of the said tenement to be paid by my son John and heirs male as follows: £10 thereof to my daughter Isabell within a year after John or his heirs male shall enter to 2 parts of the tenement, and other £10 to Allan my son within 2 years after such entry, and other £10 the residue to Miles my son within 3 years after such entry.

He died 24 September, 11 James 1 (1613), after whose death the capital messuage etc. came to Elizabeth until the feast of the Purification next after his death and the 3rd part will remain to her for her life. The capital messuage, etc., worth 10s. yearly, held of the king as of his purparty of the barony of Kendall, called "le Richmond Fee," by fealty only in free and common socage and not in chief. George Harrison is son and next heir of the said Robert, now aged 30 years; Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 54, n. 46.

1615 Alan chambers gent. held at his death of Sir James Bellingham. knt. divers lands and tenements in Nether Staveley of the yearly value of 43s.

1615–30 Free tenants in Staveley by knight's service: The heirs of Robert Bellingham knt. for land in Boldeston, 1d.

John Dalston, esq., holds by the grant of Richard Fallowfield, esq., the moiety of the manor of Great Strickland, for the 4th part of a knight's fee (Richard Fallowfield used to render 15s.) and renders yearly 8s.

Richard Brathwait, esq., holds lands in Asthwait by the rent of 3s. 4d.

The land, late Chambers, renders yearly 5s. 5½d.

John Fleming, esq., for land called Banriggs in Gressmere renders yearly one pound of cummin or 2d.

John Flemminge, esq., holdeth of Sir James Bellingham, knt., as of his manor of Staveley by doing suit of court yearly and paying yearly one pound of cummin or two pence, for 10 acres of land or thereabouts lying in Gresmier, nigh unto Gresmier Tarne, and holdeth the premises by an ancient charter, and it is called Banjarriggs, late in the tenure of Robert Banierige.

William Thornborrow, esq., holdeth of Sir James Bellingham, knt., and ought to pay yearly the rent of 6d. for divers lands in Patton, as of his manor of Staveley, by homage and knight's service and suit of court to his manor of Staveley, which late were in the occupation of William Slack, as by a rental dated 22 Edward IV (1482–3) of John Hotham, esq., kinsman and heir (recte ancestor) of John Hotham, knt., renewed at Staveley; Reg. of Deeds at Levens.

1630 Rowland Philipson, gent., held at his death a capital messuage called Hollinghow for 12d. rent and a parcel of land and wood called Outwood.

1634 Inquest taken at Kirkbie Kendall, 25 November, 10 Charles 1 (1634) before Henry Bellingham, knight and baronet, Roger Otway, escheator and Robert Curwenne, feodary, by the oath of Robert Walker, Oliver Wright, William Jennings, John Baynebridge, John Briggs, John Jackson, John Harrison, Randall Blaymire, Roger Bateman, Anthony Docker, Gyles Speight, Henry Becke, William Bateman, John Atkinsonn, John Moore, Charles Johnson, Christopher Bland and Robert Robinson, who say that: Christopher Phillipsonn on the day he died was seised of a capital messuage called "Calgarth" and divers lands etc. thereto belonging in Windermer; of a messuage and tenement in Windermer, late in tenure of Anthony Dixon; of 7 messuages and tenements in Winster, within the said parish now in several tenures of the divers tenants thereof; of a capital messuage called "Hollinghalle" and divers lands etc. thereto belonging in Stavelay within the parish of Kendall; of a parcel of land and wood called "le Outwoode" late parcel of a tenement called "le Eshes" in Stavelay; of 13 messuages and tenements in Strickland Ketle within the parish of Kendall now in several tenures of the divers tenants thereof; of 7 messuages and tenements in Bradlayefeild, within the parish of Kendall now in several tenures of the divers tenants thereof; and of a messuage or burgage now in the tenure of James Wilson and one shop now or late in the tenure of Miles Chester in Kirkbie Kendall.

Premises called "Calgarth" held of king as of his manor of Eastgerenewich by fealty only in free socage and not in chief, for all services etc. and are worth yearly clear £5. Premises late of Anthony Dixonn held as above, worth yearly clear 8s. The premises in Winster held of king as of his manor of Kendall by fealty and a yearly rent of 1 pound of cummin in free socage, for all services etc., and are worth yearly clear 40s. Premises called "Hollinghall" held of king as of his manor of Kendall by fealty and a yearly rent of 12d. in free socage, for all services etc., and are worth, yearly clear 40s. Premises called "le Outewoode" held of king as of his manor of Kendall, by fealty and a free rent of 1d. yearly in free socage, for all services etc. and are worth yearly clear 3s. Premises in Strickland Ketle held of king as of his manor of Kendall, by fealty and a free rent of 4d. yearly in free socage, of all services etc., and are worth yearly clear 40s. Premises in Bradleyfeild held of king as of his manor of Kendall by fealty and a free rent of 6d. yearly in free socage, for all services etc., and are worth yearly clear 26s. 8d. The burgage and shop in Kirkbie Kendall held of king as of his manor of Kendall by fealty and suit of court only, in free socage, for all services etc., and are worth yearly clear 20s.

Christopher Phillipsonn died 7 September last (1634) and Christopher Phillipsonn is his kinsman and next heir, aged 30 years now. Chanc. Inq. p. mort., ser. ii, vol. 528, n. 96.

1636 Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall, 5 February, 11 Charles 1 (1636), before Henry Cowper, gentleman, escheator.

The jurors say that Christopher Phillipson, gentleman, was seised of a capital messuage or tenement called "le Aldfeild" in Undermilnebecke, parish of Windermere; 10 a. land, 4 a. meadow, 16 a. pasture and wood there, to the said capital messuage belonging; and also of another capital messuage called "le Ashes" in Staveley Godmond, and 20 a. land, 4 a. meadow, 5 a. pasture in Staveley Godmond, to the same belonging.

So seised, he died on 19 October last (1635). The premises called "le Aldfield" are held of the king as of his manor of Kirkby Kendall called "le Richmond Fee" by fealty and a yearly free rent of 2d. payable at Easter and Michaelmas by equal portions for all services save foreign service, and are worth yearly clear 10s., the premise called "le Ashes" are held of the king as of his manor of Kirkby Kendall called "le Marquesse Fee" by fealty and a yearly free rent of 16d. payable to the king for all, save foreign, services, and by payment yearly of 9d., parcel of 12d., to James Bellingham, knight [in respect] of his manor of Staveley, or to Walter Chamber, gentleman, and are worth yearly clear 6s. 8d.

Christopher Phillipson is his son and next heir, aged 10 years on 21 September last (1635). Jane Philipson, late the wife of the said Christopher Philipson, is living, a widow, at "le Ashes" in Staveley Godmond; Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 87, n. 178.

1669 Hearth Tax Roll; Lay Subsidy R. 195, n. 73.

UPPER STAVELEY.

Oliver Sheapherd 2
Robt Idle 1
Chr. Stainton 1
Willm Hodghson 1
Rowland Stephenson 2
Math: Gibson 1
Tho: Lecke 1
John Wilson 1
Willm Birkett 2
Robt Stainton 1
Widd: Nelson 1
Chr: Dixon 1
Widd: Jopson 2
Willm Mitchell 1
John Jopson 2
Willm Jopson 1
Tho: . . .etson 2
Tho: Harrison 1
Bryan Robinson 1
Capt Aerey 2
Widd: Mackreth 4
Chr: Phillip 1
Gilbert Aerey 1
These persons following are discharged by certificates.
Margt Godman 1
Richard Stephenson 1
Chr: Stainton 1
Allan Harrison 1
Willm Stephenson 1
Robt Jopson 1
Peter Sheapherd 1
Robt Myles Jopson 1
Myles Jopson 1
John Gibson 1
Willm Wilson 1
Widd: Woodburne 1
Tho: Jackson 1
Widd: Wilson 1
Nether Staveley.
Willm Barricke 1
Willm Wilson 1
Tho: Batemond 1
Tho: Fisher 1
John Allanby 1
1George Barwicke 1
Mr. Antho: Knipe 2
Peter Sheapherd 1
Franc: Baines 4
Mrs. Phillipson 6
John Aerey 1
Willm Hodghson 2
Chr: Phillipson 1
Stephen Field 2
Thomas Braithwte 2
Rodger Harrison 1
Robt Harrison 1
Chr: Willan 1
Robt Chamber 1
The same 1
wald up.Robt Birkett 1
These persons following are discharged by Certificates.Unpaind.Widd: Suatt
Willm: Elleray 1
Willm Mackreth 1
Widd: Mackreth 1

Hewgill.

Rich: Stephenson 2
Edw: Firbanke 2
Willm Grave 1
James Clarke 1
Tho: Harrison 1
Willm Johnson 1
Peter Birkett 1
The same 1 wald up
Widd: Grave 2
The same 1 wald up
Willm Grave 1
James Field 1
Edw: Jackson 2
The same 1 wald up
Mich: Robinson 1
John Harrison 1
Richard Birket 1
Tho: Firbanke 1
Willm Birkett 1
Willm Ellertson 1
Robt Collinson 1
The same 1 wald up
Robt Ellertson 1
John Harrison 1
Tho: Braithwte 1
Myles Jopson 1
Chr: Beathom 1
These persons following are discharged by Certificates Unpaid.
Robt Atkinson 1
Widd: Ruke 1
Widd: Atkinson 1
Henry Lecke 1
John Braithwte 1
Myles Harrison 1
Chr: Parker 1
Widd: Ellettson 1
Richard Atkinson 1
Willm Robinson 1
Myles Gibson 1
Richard Stephenson 1
Miles Stephenson 1
Antho: Sharpe 1
James Cowperthwte 1

1676 Free rents of the Marquis Fee: inter alia William Birkett for Ulthwaite mill in Hugill 1s. 2d.; the heirs of William Knipe of Fairbank 6d.; Mrs. Philipson for Hollinhow in Nether Staveley 1s. 6d.; the same for an improvement 1s. 8d.; Mr. Richard Duckett for Touthorne in Nether Staveley 7s. 11d.

Footnotes

1 These values are all "beyond reprises." In some cases they no doubt represent free rents received for the premises.
2 Richard Salkeld married Joan, probably daughter of Sir Roger Bellingham of Burneside, knt., and had these lands as her maritagium.


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