Mansergh

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MANSERGH.

There was no ancient manor of Mansergh; the place was anciently a hamlet of Barbon and was often described as "in Barbon." In the fifteenth or sixteenth century two ancient freeholds came to be known as the estates of Mansergh Hall and the Nether Hall. These belonged to the Marquis Fee. In the northern half of the township there were two other ancient freeholds, Rigmaiden and Egholme. These were held of the Richmond Fee.

No certain or continuous descent of Mansergh Hall can be deduced. The following references are tentatively suggested as referring to owners of the estate; Adam de Manesergh occurs 1180–1200; Thomas son of William de Manesergh occurs in 1206; William, son of William de Mansergh, and Cecily his wife are named during the period 1270–82; John de Manesergh, the younger, and his father William, were both dead in 1342, when Alice relict of the said William made an agreement with John de Manesergh, clerk, who was apparently William's heir. In 1384 John de Manesergh was one of the knights of the shire of Westmorland. During the first half of the fifteenth century the family of Redman of Thornton became possessed of this estate. William Redmane in 1451 and 1461; Richard Redmane, son of Richard Redmane of Thornton, the elder, by Ellen his wife in 1498; John Redman in 1501 and his grandson, Marmaduke Redman, circa 1580–87, are mentioned in connexion with this estate. Henry Brabyn of Docker, co. Lanc., gent., who purchased the manor of Mansergh in 1587 from Marmaduke Redmayne for 260 marks, died in 1617. He held the manor of Manserghe and 20 messuages, 10 cottages, 20 gardens, 10 tofts, a watermill, 140 a. land, 30 a. meadow, 100 a. pasture, 200 a. moor in Manserghe and Kirkebielonesdale, parcel of the manor of Manserghe, which he had lately purchased of Marmaduke Redmayne, esq., part of which had been previously parcel of the lands and possessions of William Stanley, lord Mounteagle. In 1613 he entailed the property on his son Thomas for life, with remainder to Henry, son and heir of the son Thomas and his heirs male. The manor and other premises, including 120 a. land etc. in Mansergh, lately purchased of William Stanley, lord Mounteagle, and held of the king by knight's service, were held of the king as of his manor of Kendall by service unknown, and were worth £6 yearly clear. This tenement had been acquired by grant or purchase from the Berwicks, as one of the heirs general of Burton, by Sir James Harington, knt., and after his attainder in 1485 it was given to Edward Stanley, afterwards lord Mountegle, whose descendant sold it to the Redmans.

Thomas Godsalve bought the manor some time before 1664. On his death in 1696 it passed to his son Thomas Godsalve of Rigmaiden, gent., and at the death of the last-named in 1750 it became the inheritance of Margaret his daughter, wife of the Rev. Thomas Mawdesley of Mawdesley Hall, co. Lanc. She died in 1781, her heirs being her daughters, Margaret, wife of John Wilson Robinson of Maryport, and Ann, wife of John Wilkinson of Lindale in Cartmel. In 1784 Mrs. Robinson in conjunction with her niece, Mary Wilkinson, sold the manor to Mr. John Satterthwaite of Lancaster, whose descendant, Charles Satterthwaite sold it in 1821 to Christopher Wilson of Abbot Hall, Kendal, esq., great-grandfather of Mr. Christopher Hulme Wilson of Rigmaden, the present owner.

The Nether Hall appears to have been in the possession of the following members of the local family: Adam de Manesergh, who died in 1206, leaving issue by Mary his wife, a son Roger, father of Nicholas living 1260-80; Thomas de Manesergh, living 1318–9, when he acquired lands in Barbon; Richard Mansergh, living in 1451; Alexander living in 1461; Richard living in 1501; Christopher Mansergh, who died in 1568, holding the capital messuage of the Nether Hall of Mansergh and other lands by fealty and the service of six barbed arrows; c 1590 William Mansergh, gent., and Jane his wife of the "Nether Haule otherwise Mansergh Haule" sold to Henry Atkinson inter alia "Oldtowne Close" of 14 a. land, and other closes called Aykey, Marledale and Greenfeild, parcel of their demesne. In 1579 they conveyed land to Henry Wilson. Before 1635 the reputed manor of the Nether Hall was acquired by Roland Dawson . . . . of Mr. Jacob Dawson, who built the chapel of Mansergh on his estate of Nether Hall.

Rigmaden may have been the property of Gilbert de Lancastre in the year 1206. During the period 1260-80 Richard de Rigmaidin and Alice his wife and Agnes, sister of Alice released their right in lands in Mansergh lying near Blea Beck. In 1332 Thomas Warde, merchant of Kirkby Kendale held it and died possessed in 1344, being jointly seised with Matilda his wife to them and their issue with remainder to Robert de Romondby in tail and remainder to the right heirs of Roger de Kernetby. From this it appears probable that Matilda was daughter or kinswoman of Roger de Kernetly, who had originally acquired the estate. See Middleton, Roger de Kernetby, clerk, gave three messuages in Middleton to Thomas son of Thomas Ward of Kendale and his issue. It was held of the king, as of the lands late of William de Coucy, deceased, by the service of a barbed arrow yearly. Thomas Warde, also held a messuage and six acres land in "Heggholm" of the Hospitallers of Jerusalem for 6d. rent. Rigmaden descended in the family of Ward to Thomas Warde, gent., who died 27 July, 1592, seised of the capital messuage called "Riggmayden Hall" with the demesne lands and two messuages in Middleton. It was held of the queen as of the Richmond Fee in free socage and by the service of a barbed arrow or 6d. yearly. John his son and heir was aged 49 in 1612, and was presumably the father of Henry Ward, who was fined £105 in 1650 for his delinquency in assisting the king's forces. In 1661 with the approval of Henry Ward, the younger, and Thomas Ward, brother of Henry Ward, the elder, the sold the estate to Thomas Godsalve, merchant of Amsterdam, who acquired the manor of Mansergh about the same time. From that time Rigmaden followed the same ownership and descent as the manor.

Egholm was in 1370 in the possession of Adam de Middelton; in 1451 and 1461 Oliver Middelton had land in "Hesylhaw"; in 1501 Thomas Middleton had land at "Hesylryg," which had passed in 1537 to William Tunstall. Adam Baynes passed by fine in 1547 to Myles Bainbrigg a close of land in Hegholme. In 1634–5 William Walker died seised of land in "Hegholme" held of the king in socage, as of the lands formerly of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England. (fn. 1) William Banes was owner of "Heigholme" Hall and sold it to Christopher Wood (fn. 2) before 1668.

An inscription on a wooden tablet, preserved in Kirkby Lonsdale church, gives below the arms, three men with shields and spears:—
C. W. 1668
. This porch by ye banes first builded was,
of heigholme hall they weare;
and after sould to Christopher Wood,
by willyam baines thereof last heyre;
and is repayred as you see,
and sett in order good
by the true owner nowe thereof
the foresaide Christopher Wood.

1206 Mary late the wife of Adam de Mannissergh released to Thomas son of William, tenant, 20 a. land in Mannissergh which she claimed in dower; Feet of F., file 1, n. 21.

1206 The same Mary released to Gilbert de Lancastre, tenant, 30 a. and the third part of the mill in Mannissergh, which she claimed in dower; ib., n. 22. The same Mary released to Robert de Mannissergh, tenant, 20 a. land there; ib., n. 25.

1200–20 William Marshal gave to the canons of Cokersand one bovate in Manesarghe which John son of Bernard held of Gilbert Fitz-Reyfrid, 10 a. land in Grenerig, land called Hesilrig, (fn. 3) land called Buthswardhout, (fn. 4) another Bouthswardhout; Cockersand Chartul., 1025.

1200–20 Robert de Manesarghe gave to the same canons four acres in Robert son of Ede's assart, (fn. 5) four acres in Horseyart and two acres in Hallestude; William son of Roger de Burton confirmed this gift and also gave six acres upon Hallestude and Laiefite, which he had by the gift of Adam de Manesarghe (d. ante 1206); ib. 1026.

1210–40 Roger son of Adam (d. 1206) de Manesarghe and Christiana his wife gave to the same canons one acre on the north side of Pheswait next the boundary, their land between Laefite and the land late of Philip de Burg, abutting at one end to Widengate and at the other to the marsh; ib., 1028.

The same Roger gave to the same canons one acre upon Strikerig, ½ rood on the north side of Feusthauith, next land of Stephen son of Michael de Stodwra which he holds of the abbey of Cockersand and ½ rood on Feusthauith (Phesthwaite); ib., 1029.

1210–40 The same Roger gave to the same canons 2½ a. and five "falles" (fn. 6) in Wyden on the western side of the abbot of Cokersand next Quiepot, one rood between Allebanc and Wateslac, ½ acre above Wateslac, one rood between Grenefeld halfacre and the hedge where the brook runs, three acres one rood upon Strikerig and a rood of meadow in the upper part of Strikerig between it and the brook; ib. 1029.

1210-40 The same Roger gave to the same canons three acres in Lathefite, two acres at the head of the spring, two acres next the said canons' land towards the north, and the land assarted and to be assarted which Matthew de Redeman held of the donor in Gaithwaitholm; ib. 1031.

1210–40 The same Roger gave to the same canons land in Manesarghe by the spring of Lakefite along that spring to Milnebec and following Milnebec to the stream by Yverrake and following that brook to the great oak, from thence where the head of the marsh goes down into Lakefite and by the marsh to the spring of Lakefite; ib., 1031.

1210–40 Roger son of Adam de Manesarghe, for the soul of Christiana his wife, gave to the canons of Cokersand 1½ perch land on the north side of Haykeau (Aykehow), ½ perch in Stodwra, one acre below Bramhau, ½ acre upon Pheswait next Simon's bovate, one perch in Great Laiefite next Allebanc, one acre, one perch on the south side of Haykeau, the whole "Borhann" at the head of John de Gresmere's land, one perch in Watesclat and his land between Henry the cook's land and the water of Widene; ib., 1027.

1220–40 William de Lancastre confirmed to the same canons [the gift made by William Marshal, namely] the bovate which John son of Bernard held with lands called Heselrig, Wardhoufh, another Ruthwardhoufh, to hold for 1 lb. of incense yearly; ib. 1024.

1220–46 Lambert de Santhon, brother of Ingram, gave to the canons 10 a. land in Manesarghe which Roger the smith held, with free customs of the vill of Maneserghe and free mast fall in the woods of Manesarghe saving to the donor and his heirs his wood between the two Holegyles. Afterwards Robert the clerk of Clerthorph, who had held this land hereditarily of the canons released his right to them for three marks; ib. 1032.

1220–46 Thomas son of William de Manesarghe gave to the same canons land within these bounds, viz., where Widenesgate comes from Milnebec to Kelderig and from Kelederig by the edge of the woodland and townfield to Milnesty and from Milnesty to Milnebec and following the same to Wordenes-gate, ½ acre on the west of Bramhou, one perch between Hakehou (Aykehow) and Roger's assart for the site of buildings; ib., 1033.

1220–46 Geoffrey son of William Brun and Emma his wife gave to the same canons ½ acre next the land which Robert gave to his son, ½ acre by Trerankel-borhan, ½ acre by Gilbert's scale and ½ acre in that "riddine" where the water descends into Horssegrad; ib., 1035.

1220–46 Thomas son of Ranulf gave to the same canons two acres to the north of his land of Grenefelde, for the health of the soul of his lady, Helewise de Lancastre; ib. 1035.

1230–60 Nicholas son of Patrick de Siggiswike and Agnes his wife, daughter of Robert de Manesarghe gave to the same canons seven acres within Stodwra beginning at Ramkille-borhan and extending towards the moor, 2a. upon Bramhow, half lying in Stwarde's ridding and half in "Gilbertes scale." These lands were released to the monks by Matilda and Christiana, daughters of Nicholas and Agnes; ib. 1036.

1250–68 William son of William de Manesarghe was enfeoffed by the canons of the bovate of William Marshal and of their land in Keldrig and Stodwra, to hold of the canons for one mark yearly (fn. 7) and 1 lb. of incense to Peter de Brus; ib., 1037.

1260 John son of Robert de Manesarghe paid a rent of 6d. to the abbey and Master John de Clerkethorpe 18d.; ib., 1229.

1260 Richard de Rigmaidin and Alice his wife and Agnes sister of Alice released to Nicholas son of Roger de Manesherg etc., their right in land in Manesherg beginning at the head of Halbuderigis, where the highway from Kirkeby in Kendale extends beyond Blakebec, (fn. 8) and so upwards to the brook and by the same to the marsh, across the marsh to Blakebec and upwards by Blakebec to the said way; also in six acres to the south of the said brook and two acres in the ridding which was Reginald's at Hesilrig. Witnesses: William de Pikering, then constable [of Kirkeby in Kendale], Adam de Hoton, John de Midilton, John de Biginges, Gilbert de Berebrun, William son of Alexander, William de Manesherg, Nicholas de Lee; D. at Sizergh.

1270 William son of William de Manesarghe acknowledges that he owes to the canons one mark for farm of the canons' land in Manesarghe; Cockersand Chartul. 1037.

1270–1300 Matilda daughter of Nicholas de Sto[dwra ?] in her widowhood enfeoffed William de Mannesh[erg]h of a moiety of [her land in ?] Mannesh[erg]h Witnesses: Sir Roger de Burton, Adam de Hoton, Gilbert de Wyt[eb]y and others. Endorsed Manser; Anct. Deeds, A8677.

1280 John de Rigmayden arraigns an assize of novel disseisin against Roger de Lancastre and William de Coupland touching a tenement in Prest Hoton, co. Lanc.; Dep. Keeper's Rep. 49, app. 92.

1280 Roger son of Gamel and Matilda his wife, Michael son of Emma and Godith his wife, Christiana de Blabec and John de Brockolbank arraign an assize of mort d'ancestor against Walter Boues touching land in Mansergh; ib., 114–5.

1282 Feoffment by William the smith to William de Maneserg of the site of an ancient . . . . formerly of Michael (? Nicholas) de Stodevya (? Stodewra) and three parts of a curtilage formerly the said Michael's (Nicholas') with the whole of "Le Borhan" with the site of the barn on the moss in the territory of Maneserg, in exchange for as much arable on Kelderig, lying near the land of Agnes wife of John the smith on the south of the same in the said territory; Witnesses: Roger de Underlai, etc. [Written across the part indented and cancelled]: A.D. 1282 on the feast of the Nativity of St. Mary an exchange was made between [William] de Maneserg and Cecily [his wife] and William the smith of Kirkeby in Lonesdale and Matilda his wife; Cal. of Anct. Deeds, IV, A. 8667.

1301 Margaret de Ros conveyed by fine to William de Ros, her son inter alia a rent (and part of a knight's fee?) in Burton, Mannse[r]gh, Preston Richard, Lupton, and Henecastre; Lancs. Fines, pt. 1, 215; See vol. i, p. 13.

Fine levied in accordance with a charter of Margaret de Ros to Marmaduke de Twenge respecting inter alia a third part of a fee in Rigmaden. See Vol. i, page 138.

1303 Roger de Burton held at his death the manor of Burton and his lands in Manesergh, Lupton, Preston Richard and Henecastre in Kendale of William son of Margaret de Ros by the service of 12d. to cornage. His son Roger is his heir of full age; Lancs. Inq. pt. i, 312.

1304 Protection for Roger de Mansewe (Mansergh), going with Master William de Pykeryng, archdeacon of Nottingham, to the court of Rome; and letters for the same Roger, nominating William de Bergh, parson of the church of Thornton, and Alexander de Bergh, his attorneys; Cal. Pat. R. 1304, pp. 305, 383–4; 1307, p. 12.

1308 November 29. Licence from the archbishop of York, citing letters from Cardinal Berengarius, the papal penancer, for Roger de Mannesherth and Petronilla de Kingthorp to marry; Test Ebor. (Surtees Soc.) iv. 337.

1318 Thomas de Manesergh was a party to a fine of a lands in Mansergh and Barbon.

1319 Petition of John de Manesere and others, who are hostages in Scotland with the enemy, at the request of the people of the vale of Pykering, for a ransom of £400, agreed to be paid, at the last invasion of England, for that district at the Christmas following the Scot's departure, but not yet paid. The petitioners are in danger of death from day to day; they pray the king and council to order the money to be levied in the country to save their lives; Bain, Cal. of Docs., Scot, iii. 134.

1323 Roger Mansergh and Petronilla his wife jointly held at Roger's death a bovate of land etc., in Kingthorpe, co. York, as of the honor of Pykeryng by serjeanty of being the king's forester in the forest of Pykeryng and by the yearly service of 20s.; Alice his daughter aged 11, is his next heir; Cal. Close R. 1323, p. 648; Cal. Inq. VI, 224.

1332 Manesergeh. Subsidy of a fifteenth.

William de Maneserge in goods 45s.
Thomas de Dente " 30s.
Nicholas son of Alan " 22s. 6d.
Nicholas son of Denny " 45s.
John de Leute " 22s. 6d.
William son of Roger " 30s.
Henry de Le Ryge " 45s.
William son of Martin " 22s. 6d.
William son of Robert " 30s.
Thomas Warde " 45s.
John son of William " 15s.
Nicholas Codde " 15s.
Henry Collan " 15s.
John Walker " 13s. 3½d.
Sum £20 4s. 3½d., whereof to the King . . . . ; Exch. Lay Sub., 195 A.

1339 John de Mansergh, clerk, complained against John son of William de Mansergh, Adam de Laghfet of Middleton, William Treuerman of Middelton, Adam de Toskbek, John de Graryge and Adam de Kent of Casterton for felling and carrying away his trees at Mansergh to the value of 60s.; de Banco R.; Trin., 319, m. 363 d.

1341 In 1341 John de Mansergh, clerk, was a commissioner for the crown (a) concerning the collection of money for pavage in Lancaster; (b) for the preservation of salmon in four rivers in co. York; (c) as surveyor of weights and measures in the East Riding; (d) touching the collection of the fifteenth in Helmsley etc., In 1342 he was presented to the church of Witherly, co. Leicester, and also to the church of Wood-Walton, co. Hunt.; Cal. Pat. R. 1341–2, pass.

1342 By indentures made at Manesergh on Friday after the Nativity of the B. V. Mary, 16 Edward III. (13 September, 1342) Alice late the wife of William de Manesergh makes an agreement with John de Mansergh, clerk, that whereas she was seised for life of certain lands etc., in Manesergh, of his inheritance, he grants that she shall quietly enjoy for life a moiety of the capital messuage of Gylderbek (fn. 9) with the grange, water-mill, court (curiolum) and orchard thereto belonging, with a moiety of the arable in Le Bankes, a moiety 'del Ermethwayt,' 'del Brygholm,' of Wyden and of three parts 'del Toun Enge' and Mosse; in return for which she releases to him her right in the residue of the premises; Anct. Deeds, A. 9716.

1344 Thomas Ward of Kendale held at his death jointly with Matilda his wife, who survives, to them and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to Robert de Romondby and the heirs of his body and reversion to the right heirs of Roger de Kernetby. a messuage and garden in Rygmayden and 100 a. land and meadow, held of the king as of the lands of William de Concy, deceased, by the service of a barbed arrow yearly; a messuage and 6 acres land in Heggholm held of the master of the hospital of St. John by the service of 6d. yearly. He died on the feast of the Decollation of St. John last, (29 August, 1344). Adam his son is his heir and of full age; Inquest held at Kirkeby in Kendale, 23 January, 18 Edward III. Cal. Inq. VIII, 363.

1349 On Monday after St. Hilary the Bishop, 1349, Thomas de Langeker of Mansergh released to John de Lente his right in the land in the hamlet of Mansergh in the vill of Berburn, which formerly belonged to John de Mansergh, the younger, by the gift and feoffment of the said John de Leute; Anct. Deeds, a. 11108.

1355 Inquest held at Kirkeby in Kendale on Sunday after the feast of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist (29 August, 25 Edward III. the jurors say that Matilda late the wife of Thomas Ward held the manor of Rigmayden of William de Councey, decd, by cornage, wardship and relief, and still holds it; Cal. Inq. IX. 457.

1356 Roger de Burton, chivaler, entered into a recognizance on 29 March, 28 Edward III, to pay to Hugh de Miton, citizen and merchant of York, on the feast of St. Martin in the winter then next £142 13s. 4d. This debt being still unpaid the king has ordered the sheriff of York to imprison Roger, to hold inquisitions concerning his lands and to deliver them to Hugh until he is satisfied of the debt. The sheriff having returned that Roger de Burton has died, a writ dated 9 February, 30 Edward III, is issued to the sheriff of Westmorland to hold inquisition and deliver the lands to Hugh as aforesaid. That inquisition was held at Kirkeby in Kendale on Saturday 2 April, 30 Edward III, at which the jurors say that on the day of the said recognizance, Roger de Burton, chivaler, held of Thomas de Ros, knt, in the hamlet of Mansergh in the vill of Berburn, lands held by certain free tenants who pay yearly 6s. 10d.; 2¼ oxgangs of land worth yearly 19s.; 60a. of "forland" worth yearly 3s. Chanc. Inq. p. m., 30 Edward III, nos. 63, 65.

1359 Anthony son and heir of Roger de Burton, knt., granted to Robert son of William de Horneby inter alia his lands and rents in Manser to hold for life. (This was an assignment for the purpose of paying off the father's debts); Cal. Close R., 1359, p. 646.

1361 The said Anthony complained that the escheator had seized his father's lands, alleging that he had sometime been and adherent of the Scots. (See Burton). For a fine of 100 marks the king restored the land to Anthony with the issues; Cal. Pat. R. 1361, p. 23.

1370 Thomas de Bethum and William son of Suart, render for the tithe of Mansergh, beside the tithe arising upon the land of Thomas de Laufet, three sieves (cribrum), 32s.; Roll at Levens.

Hugh Ward and John son of Gilbert for the tithe of Rigmaiden 12 windels, 16s.; ib.

Adam de Midelton and others for tithe of Heaholme, [Egholme] three sieves, four windels, 37s. 4d; ib.

1374 Thomas Twenge held at his death three parts of one knight's fee inter alia in Rygmayden, belonging to the barony of Kendale. See the inquisition given in vol. I. pp. 27, 146, 180 and 324.

1390–59 Hugh Ward (fn. 10) holds of Philippa, duchess of Ireland, the manor of Rigmayden and renders a barbed arrow yearly; Roll at Levens.

1411 Thomas Warde held of Philippa, late the wife of Robert, late duke of Ireland, divers tenements in Rigmaiden by fealty and the rent of three barbed arrows at Easter and Michaelmas; they are worth 40s.; Chan. Inq. p.m., 13 Henry IV, n. 44.

1430 ? Thomas Redmane, Esq., of Thornton sued William Mansergh of Mansergh, gent., and Thomas Mansergh of Mansergh for a debt of 40s.; De Banco R., Hil., 8(?) Henry VI.

1431 Tithe of Rigmayden and Heigholm, received of Hugh Ward, so demised to him at farm, 20s.; tithe of Manserr, received of James de Stokdale and John . . . . . . hyne, demised to them for five quarters of oat meal, price of the quarter 7s. 4d. this year, 36s 8d; Roll at Levens.

1451 Tenants of the abbey of Cokersand in Manser: William Redmane for a tenement formerly 1 mark, now 2s; the heir of William Nicholson for land at Aldton (fn. 11) 12d; the heir of William Hardy for land there 12d; the heir of John Redmane for 3 acres there, 3d; Richard Manser for land there 4d; the same for other land there 6d; the heir of Robert Burton for land held freely 12d; Richard Manser for half acre held at will 2d; Ollyver Mydylton and Robert Waryner for land called Hesylhawe at will 4s. 2d; Cockersand Chartal., 1294.

1459 Tithe of Manser at 40 bushels, demised to William Holme and Alexander Manser at 15d. the bushel, 50s; tithe of Egholme and Rigmayden, received of Hugh Ward, 23s. 4d; Roll at Levens.

1461 Tenants of the abbey of Cokersand in Manser: (The first four entries as above); Alexander Manser for land there 4d; the same Alexander for land there, 6d. and 4d; the heir of Robert Burton for land held freely 12d; Olyver Mydilton holds lands called Hesylhawe, 4s. 2d.; Cockersand Chartul., 1294.

1485 At the attainder of Sir James Harington, knt., he held lands in Mansergh of the yearly value of £3. 3s. 11d; Misc. Genealog. et Herald N.S. iii, 237.

1498 Contract for the marriage of "Water" son and heir of "Water" Strikeland, "squier," to Annes, daughter of Richard Redmane, younger, and next heir apparent of Richard Redmane of Thornton, elder, father of Richard the younger (represented in the deed by John Preston of Preston Hall, "squier," and Elyn late wife of Richard Redmane of Thornton, younger). The espousals to be within 10 years; "Water" to make an estate of 10 marks yearly to "Water" and Annes; John and Elyn to make a like estate of 10 marks yearly in lands, etc., called Manser Hall, co. Westmorland; both estates to be made within a year of date. "Water" the elder agrees to pay John Preston £40 (other conditions also named). Dated 16 April, 13 Henry VII (1498); orig. at Sizergh.

1501 Tenants of the abbey of Cokersand in Manshargh: Richard Redmayne holds our land in Mansargh for 2s; the heir of William Nycolson holds at Holdtown, now in the tenure of Edward More, 12d; the heir of William Hardy holds land, now in the tenure of Hugh Bank, 12d; the heir of John Redmane holds three acres there, 3d; Richard Manshargh holds freely (four entries), 4d., 6d., 4d., 2d; the heir of Robert Burton holds freely, now in the tenure of Ranlyn Holme, 12d; Thomas Mydleton holds land called Hesylryg, 4s. 2d; Cockersand Chartul., 1295.

1537 Tenants of the abbey of Cokersand in Manshargh; (The entries are the same as in 1501, except no. 4: the heir of William Redmayn holds three acres there, 3d; no. 9: "now Ralph Holme"; no. 10: William Tunstall holds land called Hesylryg, 4s. 2d. Sum 10s. 9d, whereof unleviable 3s. 2d. (nos. 1, 8, and 9); Cockersand Chartul., 1295.

1546 John Rygmayden, the elder, and Mary his wife, Anthony Rosse and Ellen his wife passed by fine to George Banebrygg a tenement in the vill of Manscer [Mansergh]; Feet of Fines, Easter term, 38 Henry VIII.

1547 Adam Baynes passed by fine to Miles Baynebrygg four closes of land called Le Gill, Lytlebank, Farthwayte and Symcroft in Hegholme in the parish of Kyrkby Lonesdale; Feet of Fines, Mich. term, 1 Edward VI.

1549 Final Concord (fn. 12) made at Easter, 3 Edward VI. between John Rygmayden senior and Thomas Carus, Esq., plaintiffs, and Thomas Stanley, knt., lord Mountegle, deforciant—The Manors of Farleton, Burton in Kendale and Mansergh with 100 messuages, 20 cottages, 20 tofts, (fn. 13) two dovecots, two watermills, 100 gardens, 100 orchards, 1,000 a. land, 100 a. meadow, 1000 a. pasture, 40a. wood, 1000 a. moor, 100 a. moss, 100 a. turbary, 200a. furze and a rent of £4—Thomas Stanley quit claims the premises to the plaintiffs and to the heirs of John—The plaintiffs restore the premises to Thomas Stanley to hold for life with remainder to Lady Ellen now his wife and after her death to his right heirs. Feet of Fines, 3 Edward VI.

1559 Final concord made in the octaves of S. Michael, 1 Elizabeth, between John Myddylton, Esq., and Christopher Manser, plaintiffs, and James Warde deforciant—The manor of Rygmayden and 13 messuages, 4 cottages, four tofts, 13 gardens, 13 orchards, 300 a. land 200a. meadow, 200 a. pasture, 200 a. wood, 200a. moor, 100a. turbary, 200 a. moss, 100 a. furze in Rygmayden, Mansergh, Hegholme and Middilton. James Warde quit claims the premises to the plaintiffs and to the heirs of John. The plaintiffs restore the premises to James Warde to hold for one week with remainder after that term to Thomas Warde son and heir of John Warde deceased and his heirs male. In default of such issue to remain after the death of the said Thomas to Brian Warde, his brother, and his heirs male, and in default to the right heirs of Thomas. Feet of Fines, Hilary Term, 2 Elizabeth.

1565 Final concord made in the octaves of St Michael, 7 Elizabeth, between Roland Glover, plaintiff, and John Redman (of Thornton, co. York) deforciant. One messuage, one toft, one garden, one orchard, 12 a. land, four acres meadow, two acres pasture, one acre moor in Mansergh. The deforciant quitclaims the premises to the plaintiff and his heirs for £20 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 7, 8 Elizabeth.

1565 Final concord made in the octaves of St Michael, 7 Elizabeth, between John Baynbrigge, plaintiff, and John Redman, deforciant. Five acres of land, two acres of meadow, one acre moor in Mansergh. The deforciant quitclaims the premises to the plaintiff and his heirs for £20 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 7-8 Elizabeth.

1568 Final concord made in the octaves of St Michael, 10 Elizabeth, between Thomas Warde, plaintiff, and Francis Tunstall, deforciant. Two messuages, two tofts, two gardens, one orchard, 30 a. land, 10 a. meadow, 10 a. pasture in Kirkbye in Londesdale, Mansergh and Hegholme. The deforciant quitclaims the premises to the plaintiff and his heirs for £40 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 10–11 Elizabeth.

1569 Final concord made on the morrow of Holy Trinity, 11 Elizabeth, between Edward Baynbrygg, plaintiff, and John Redmayne, Richard Redmayne son and heir of the said John and Marmaduke Redmayne son of the said Richard, deforciants. Two messuages, two gardens, two orchards, 40 a. land, 20 a. meadow, 20 a. pasture, four acres wood, 20 a. moor, 10 a. turbary, and common of pasture for all animals in Manserghe. The deforciants quitclaim the premises to the plaintiff and his heirs for £40 sterling. Feet of Fines, Trin. 11 Elizabeth.

1576 Final concord made between William Burrow, plaintiff, and Robert Byndlos and Agnes his wife, deforciants. Ten messuages, 10 cottages, 10 tofts, 20 gardens, 10 orchards, 200 a. land, 70 a. meadow, 100 a. pasture, 20 a. wood, 600 a. moor, 200 a. turbary in Mansergh. The deforciants quit claim the premises to the plaintiff and his heirs for £80 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 18–19 Elizabeth.

1579 Final concord made between Henry Wilson, plaintiff, and William Mansergh and Jane his wife deforciants. Sixteen acres pasture in Mansergh. The deforciants quit claim the premises to the plaintiff and his heirs from themselves and the heirs of Jane, for £40 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 21–22 Elizabeth.

1580 In a dispute concerning tenant-right Marmaduke "Readmanne" of Thornton, co. York, esq., stated that upon information given to him immediatly after the death of John "Readmanne." his grandfather, "great variance, stryfe, suit, contention and contrariness hath been stirred, moved and had between the said Marmaduke and Rowland Hardye of Manserghe, his tenant, within his lordship of Manserge, concerning tenant right upon a certain ground called Tyrrebanke, part of the inheritance etc."; Greenwood, The Redmans of Levens, 164.

1581 Final concord made between John Maior, plaintiff, and William Mansergh (fn. 14) and Jane his wife, deforciants. Seven messuages, four tofts, seven gardens, 120 a. land, 40 a. meadow, 80 a. pasture, seven acres wood, 100 a. moor, in Mansergh, Mydleton and Dalton. The deforciants quit claim the premises to the plaintiff and his heirs from themselves and the heirs of Jane for 200 marks of silver.

1582 Final concord made between Edward Stockdall, James Stockdall and Robert Groyser, plaintiffs, and James Hoblethwayte, deforciant. Two messuages, three tofts, three gardens, two orchards, 10 a. land six acres meadow, 100 a. turbary, and common of pasture for all kinds of cattle in Mansergh. The deforciant quit claims the premises to the plaintiffs and the heirs of Edward for £40 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 24-25 Elizabeth.

1585 Final concord made between Richard Bland, Thomas Williamson and Thomas Readmane, plaintiffs, and William Manser and Jane his wife, deforciants. Four messuages, four tofts, four gardens, 80 a. land, 40 a. meadow, 30 a. pasture, 20 a. wood, 40 a. moor, 30 a. furze, in Manser and Kirkebylonisdale. The deforciants quit claim the premises to the plaintiffs and the heirs of Richard and warrant them against the heirs of Jane, for £40 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 27–28 Elizabeth.

1587 On the 8th May, 29 Elizabeth, Marmaduke Redmayne of Thornton Hall, co. York, esq, and Alice his wife sold for 260 marks of silver and conveyed to Henry Brabyn (fn. 15) of Dockar, co. Lanc., gent., the manor or lordship of Manserghe and the lands there which were of the inheritance of John Redmayn, esq., his grandfather, or of any of his ancestors, and lands there which were of the inheritance of William Stanley, knt., late lord Mountegle, and covenanted for himself and Alice his wife to levy a fine; Anct. Deeds, a. 12665.

1589 Final concord made between John Baynbrigg, plaintiff, and William Mansergh and Jane his wife deforciants. Six messuages, six gardens, six orchards, 50 a. land, 10 a. meadow, 10 a. pasture, 40 a. furze, 40 a. moor, in Mansergh, Keastwyck and Kirkby Lonsdale.

The deforciants quit claim the premises to the plaintiff and his heirs for £80 sterling. Feet of Fines, Hilary, 31 Elizabeth.

1590 Inquest taken at Castle of Appulbie 20 January, 33 Elizabeth (1590–1) before Christopher Dalton esquire Escheator, by the oath of Thomas Lancastre, Wm Hudson, Thos Lowghe, Edward Rosse, gentlemen, Bartholomew Dobson, Thos Bird, Thos Warcooppe, John Brackan, Thos Sanderson, John Dobson, John Shepard, Richard Hill, John Winter, Christopher Tailior, Wm Hall, John Wildinge and Edmund Braidley, yeomen, who say that: Christopher Manserghe of Mansergh Hall, gentleman, long before his death was seised of a capital messuage in Manserghe and 40 acres of land thereto belonging; and of nine messuages in Manserghe and in Kirbilonsdall, and 90 acres of land to them belonging. All above premises held of Queen in free socage as of her castle of Kendall by fealty and on payment of six "braide arrowes" (fn. 16) to the hands of the Queen's Receiver yearly at feast of St. John Baptist for all services, and they are worth yearly clear £5.

Christopher Manserghe [died] 14 July, 10 Elizabeth (1568) and Jane Manserghe is his daughter and nearest heir, she is aged 40, years and upwards now. Chan. Inq. p. mort., ser. ii, vol. 277, n. 276.

1600 Final concord made between Christopher Baynbrigg, plaintiff, and Isabel Burrow, deforciant. One messuage, one garden, 10 a. land, six acres meadow, 20 a. pasture in Mansergh. The deforciant quitclaims the premises to the plaintiff for £80 streling. Feet of Fines, Hilary, 42 Elizabeth.

1601 Final concord made between John Warde, plaintiff, and James Buskell and Helen his wife, deforciants. One messuage, one toft, two gardens, 20 a. land, six acres meadow, 20 a. pasture, four acres wood, 50 a. furze, two acres turbary, and common of pasture for all kind of cattle in Mansergh. The deforciants quitclaim the premises to the plaintiff for £41 sterling. Feet of Fines, Trinity, 43 Elizabeth.

1609–10 Assessment of the latter part of the subsidy granted 9 James I on the inhabitants within the wards of Kendall and Lonsdall. The commissioners have appointed Bryan Manzergh of Middleton, gent., high collector of the said wards. For Barbon and Mansergh. Lay Subsidy Rolls, 195, 59.

John Warde in lands xxs. xvid.
Nicholas Fawcett in goods iii li iiis.
Christopher Bainbrigg in goodes iii li iiis.
Somne viis. iiiid.

1610 Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall 6 Oct., 8 James I (1610) before Christopher Wood esquire Escheator, by the oath etc., who say that: Nicholas Glover, yeoman on the day of his death was seised of a messuage and tenement in Mansergh and divers acres of arable land and pasture thereto belonging, but of whom held and by what services they know not, they are worth yearly clear 10s. He died 23 March, 5 James 1 (1607–8) and Thomas Glover is his brother and nearest heir, he is now aged 37 years and upwards.

Robert Wilson of Mansergh by virtue of a conveyance thereof made by the said Thomas Glover had and received all the issues and profits of the premises. Court of Wards Inq. p. mort., vol. 52, n. 3.

1611 Inquest taken at Kirkbiekendall 27 Sept., 9 James I (1611) before John Lowther esquire Escheator, by writ as to what more William Dixon held than is stated in a prior Inquisition taken at Orton and returned into the Chancery 24 Sept. 8 James I (1610), by the oath of Edward Wilkinson, James Strickland, Miles Eskrigge, Phillip Win. . . . ., Richard Holme, Henry Brigges, Peter Mowson, Anthony Gilpin, Brian Walker, Peter Birkett, Nicholas Cocke, Thomas Robinson and Robert Herrison, gentlemen, who say that: William Dixon of Kirkbielonsdale, gentleman, long before he died was seised of one-third part of a barn and one-third part of a close of land containing three acres called "Tirribank" in Manserghe, lately purchased from one William Burrowe, more than is mentioned in said prior Inquisition. The premises were held of the king but by what service they know not and are worth yearly clear 5s. Chanc. Inq. p. mort., ser, 11, vol. 367, n. 19.

1612 Inquest taken at Kirkby Lonsdale 22 Sept., 10 James I (1612) before Roger Otwaye esquire Escheator by the oath etc., who say that Thomas Warde of Riggmayden, gentleman, on the day of his death was seised of one capital messuage called "Riggmayden Hall" and of demesne lands, meadow, feedings and pasture and other hereditaments thereto belonging in Riggmayden, in the parish of Kirkbye Lonsdale; and also of two messuages or tenements in Middelton.

The said capital messuage and the two messuages in Middelton are held of the king, and at the time of Thomas Warde's death were held of Queen Elizabeth, as of that part of their Barony of Kirbye Kendall called "Le Richmond Fee" in fee socage namely: by fealty and suit of court of their manor and by a rent of 6d. or one barbed arrow payable at Michaelmas and Pentecost by equal portions and are worth yearly clear £5.

Thomas Warde died thereof seised 27 July, 34 Elizabeth (1592), and John Warde is his son and heir, he is aged 49 years now and has received the profits of the premises from the time of his father's death. Court of Wards, Inq. p. mort. vol. 45, n. 152.

1613 Final concord made between Robert Wilson, plaintiff and George Wilson deforciant. One messuage, eight acres land, six acres pasture, and common of pasture for all cattle in Manserghe. The deforciant quit claims the premises for £41 sterling. Feet of Fines, Trinity, 11 James I.

1615 Inquest taken at Kirkbye Kendall 15 Sept., 13 James I (1615) before Roger Otwaye esquire Escheator, by the oath etc., who say that: Whereas by an Inquisition taken at Kirkby Kendall before Christopher Wood esquire then Escheator on 6 Oct., 8 James I (1610) it was found that Nicholas Glover on the day he died was seised of one messuage and tenement in Manserghe and divers acres of land arable, meadow, and pasture thereto belonging but of whom they were held and by what services the jurors were wholly ignorant.

The jury in this present Inquisition say that the said messuage and tenement are held, and at the time of Nicholas Glover's death were held of the king as of his manor of Kendall called "le Richmond Fee" by what services they know not. Court of Wards, Inq. p. mort., vol 54, n. 21.

1616 Final concord made between James Redmane, clerk, and George Stockdall gent., plaintiff, and Nicholas Borrett and Jane his wife deforciants. Seven messuages, seven gardens, seven orchards, 70 a. land, 15 a. meadow, 50 a. pasture, one acre wood, 300 a. furze, and common of pasture for all cattle in Kirkbylonesdale and Manserghe. The deforciants quit claim the premises for £161 sterling. Feet of Fines, Easter, 14 James I.

1617 Inquest taken at Kirkebiekendall 26 Sept., 15 James I (1617) before John Lowther, Roger Otway, and Robert Curwen gentlemen, feodaries of co. Westmorland, by oath etc., who say that: Henry Brabyn, esquire, on the day of his death was seised of the manor of Manserghe and 20 messuages, 10 cottages, 20 gardens. 10 tofts, one watermill, 140 acres of land, 30 a. meadow, 100 a. pasture, 200 a moor furze and heath in Manserghe and Kirkebielonesdale, parcel. of the manor of Manserghe, lately purchased from Marmaduke Redmayne esquire, and before parcel of the lands and possessions of William, lord Mounteagle; and of one capital messuage or tenement called "St. Leonard Spitle" 30 a. land, 10 a. meadow, 20 a. pasture and wood within the parish of Kirkbylonesdale to the said capital messuage belonging and lately purchased from Christopher Carus esquire; and also of 10 messuages, 10 gardens, 100 acres of land, 20a. meadow, 20 a. pasture and wood in Hutton Rooffe and Kirkebielonesdale lately purchased from said Christopher Carus esquire. He was also seised of the manor of Garneygarthe alias Grange-garth in Whittington co. Lanc., and one capital messuage called "Whittington Hall," 140a. land, 20a. meadow, 40 a. pasture called "le nether Blees" and 100 a. furze and heath in Whittington and Newton co. Lanc.; and of one capital messuage or tenement 20 acres land, six acres meadow, 14 a. pasture commonly called "le Hirst" in Docker co. Lanc.; and of one other capital messuage or tenement called "Docker hall" and 20 a. land thereto belonging in Docker; and of one close of land called "Robsall" containing 12 acres in Docker; and of 10 messuages, 10 gardens, 40 a. land, 20a. meadow, 20a. pasture in Ergholme and Cawoode in co. Lanc.; as well as of other land in co. York.

Henry Brabyn by his will dated 12 April 1613, devised all the premises in Manserghe, Kirkebielonsdale, Huttonroofe in co. Westmorland and in Whittington and Newton co. Lancaster to Thomas Brabyn his son and heir for his life, with remainder after his death to Henry Brabyn, son and heir apparent of said Thomas, and his heirs male with divers remainders beyond. And for default of such issue to the right heirs of Thomas Brabyn for ever; and all the premises in Docker, Ergholme and Cawood in co. Lancaster etc., etc., to William Brabyn his younger son and his assigns for term of his life with remainder to John Brabyn son and heir apparent of the said William for term of his life, with remainder to the heirs male of said John Brabyn with divers remainders beyond. And for default of such issue to the right heirs of William Brabyn forever.

The manor of Manserghe and the messuages, cottages, mill, lands, tenements and hereditaments in Manserghe, are held of the king, and are worth yearly clear £6. The capital messuage and lands etc., called "St. Leonard Spitle" are held of the king by knight service and are worth yearly clear 40s. The 10 messuages etc., in Huttonroofe and Kirkebielonesdale are held of the king as of his manor of Kirkebiekendall by knight service and are worth yearly clear 40s.

Henry Brabyn died at Whittington 11 Feb. last (1616-7 and Thomas Brabyn esquire is his son and nearest heir aged now . . . . . years and upwards. Alice Brabyn late the wife of the said Henry Brabyn still lives at Whittintgon. Court of Wards, Inq. p. mort., vol. 69, n. 64a.

1617 Petition of Alice Conder of Terry Bank (Nov. 12 1617.) To the Right honorable William Viscount Wallingfoorde (fn. 17) Minr of his highness' Courte of Wardes and Liveries and the Counsell of the same. The humble petition of Alice Conder Widowe &c., &c.,—Sheweth that whereas Edward Conder of Mansergh in the Countie of Westmorland, Yeoman, ye Petitioner's late deceased husband, was seised in Fee of a parcel of grounde called Terry Bank wch how the same is houlden ye petitioner knoweth not &c., &c. Ye Petitioner humbly prayeth that if in case there be a tenure she may be admitted to compound with his highness for the Wardship of her son, who is wth in age; and she will attend the Escheator there in to find an office. The same being under value. (fn. 18)

[Answer written at the foot of the petition in another hand] Lett her proceed to the fynding of the offic Wch the Escheator may doe, virtute officii; The Land being of mean value as ys alleaged and when the King is intitled I will have considerac[i]on of the petition so as she fynd the offic and retourne the same whch Schedull and confession of the estate, the ffourth Sittinge in hillery tearme next.

[signed] W. Wallingforde.

Extract from the Conder Deeds at Terry Bank.

1618 Thomas Brabin, Esq., son and heir of Henry Brabin and other the occupiors or collectors of the rents of the mannor of Manserghe with th'appurtenaunces one capitall messuage or tenemente with th'appurtenaunces called St Leonards Spitle, 30 a. land, 10 a. meadow and 20 a. pasture and wood within the parish of Kirkby Londesdale, and 10 messuages, 10 gardens, 100. a land, 20 a. meadow, 20 a. pasture and wood in Hutton Roof, for the arrearages of the same due at Penticost anno xvi James I, late the landes of Henry Brabin, Esq., 100s. Attachment xxvi June 1618.

1618 Inquest taken at Kirkbikendall, 2 October, 16 James I, before Roger Otway, esq., escheator, by the oath of William Benson, James Strickland, Henry Kitchinge, Thomas Briggs, Peter Birkett, Thomas Gilpin, Thomas Atkinson, Miles Williamson, John Harison, James Moonson, Nicholas Cocke, Roger Bateman, Gollphridus Borret, Edward Bland and Adam Coocke, who say that Edward Conder, late of Mansergh, was seised of one messuage and tenement at Harkrigge in Mansergh, and of 10 a. of arable land, meadow and pasture to the said messuage belonging; also of one messuage and tenement and 12 a. of arable land, meadow and pasture situate in a certain place called Tirribanke in Mansergh; and being so seised he by his last will granted "my freehold lands in Tyrribanke which I bought of John Hardie of Barbon with my houses newly built upon the same adjoining to the town-green to my son Edward Conder who shall enter to the same after the death of Alice my wife." Edward the elder died 12 October 1617, and further the jurors say that the premises at Hartrigge were formerly the lands of James Heblethwaite, gentleman, deceased, but at the time of Edward's death were held of Thomas Brabin as of the manor of Mansergh by fealty and suit of court in free socage; and the premises in Tirrybanke were formerly the lands of Marmaduke Readman, Esq., deceased, but at the time of Edward's death were held of the aforesaid Thomas Brabin also as of the manor of Mansergh by suit of court in free socage. Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. II, vol. 413, n. 109.

1621 Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall 18 December, 19 James I. (1621) before Joseph Boothe gentleman, Escheator, by the oath etc. who say that: John Glover on the day of his death was seised of one messuage and tenement called "Blindkelde" in Manserghe and of 16 a. of arable land meadow and pasture thereto belonging; and of one other messuage and tenement called "Fleshbecke" in Mansergh and 30a. arable meadow and pasture thereto belonging. Which premises formerly were parcel of the land and heriditaments of Marmaduke Redmayne esquire deceased. They are held of Thomas Barbyn gentleman as of his manor of Manserghe in free socage by fealty and suit of court, and are worth yearly clear 46s. 8d.

John Glover died 24 July last (1621) and Roland is his son and nearest heir, aged now 43 years. Court of Wards, Inq. p. mort., vol. 63, n. 67.

1622 Final concord made between Brian Walker alias Harrison, William Walker and John Walker, plaintiffs, and Edward Moore and Margaret his wife deforciants. One messuage, one watermill, one garden, one orchard, 15 a. land, five acres meadow, five acres pasture, common of turbary and common of pasture for all cattle in Manserghe and Killington. The deforciants quitclaim the premises to the plaintiffs and the heirs of Brian for £100 sterling. Feet of Fines, Trinity, 20 James I.

1623 Final concord made between Richard Baynes and Robert Wilson, plaintiffs, and Edward Bainbrigge, gent, and Thomas Bainbrigge, gent. and Thomas Bainbrigge, Doctor of Theology, deforciants. Three messuages, three gardens, three orchards, 13 a. of land, 40 a. pasture, 100 a. furze in Mansergh and Middleton. The deforciants quitclaim the premises to the plaintiffs and the heirs of Richard and warrant them against the heirs of Christopher Bainbrigge, decd, father of Edward, for £60 sterling. Feet of Fines, Easter, 21 James I.

1624 Final concord made between John Warde, plaintiff, and Brian Glover and Alice his wife, deforciants. One messuage, one garden, six acres land, two acres meadow, six acres pasture, common of turbary and common of pasture for all cattle in Mansergh. The deforciants quitclaim the premises for £41 sterling. Feet of Fines, Easter, 22 James I.

1630 Final concord made between John Atkinson and Robert Benson, plaintiffs, and Brian Burrow and Elizabeth his wife, John Dawson and Isabel his wife, John Dixon and Mabel his wife, deforciants. Two messuages, two gardens, eight acres land, two acres meadow, six acres pasture, 50 a. furze in Mansergh and Kirkby [Lonsdale]. The deforciants quitclaim the premises to the plaintiffs and the heirs of John and warrant them against the heirs of Brian, of Isabel and of John Dixon, for £41 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 6 Charles I.

1630 Inquest taken at Kirbiekendall 1st. Oct., 6 Charles I, (1630) before John Cowper Esq, Escheator, by the oath &c., who say that: Henry Atkinson, yeoman, on the day of his death was seised of one close of pasture commonly called "Oldtowne Close," containing 14 acres, and one parcel of arable land called "Aykey" containing 1½ acres, and one close or inclosure of arable land containing 5 roods called "Marledale." and one parcel of arable land called "Greenfeild" containing half acre, in Mansergh. Which premises were purchased from William Mansergh, gentleman, and Jane his wife and before were parcel of the demesne lands of the said William and Jane called "Nether Haule otherwise Mansergh Haule" in Mansergh.

So seised Henry Atkinson died 28 January last (1629) and John Atkinson is his son and nearest heir, aged 40 years and upwards now. All the said premises are held of the king in free socage as of his manor or Barony of Kendall by fealty and payment of one "broade arrowe," parcel of six broad arrows for all the land and tenements in Mansergh and Kirbielonsdale, yearly, for all services and demands, as appears by the Inquisition (fn. 19) taken after the death of Christopher Mansergh, gentleman, deceased, dated 12 Oct., 32 Elizabeth (1590). And they are worth yearly clear 13s. 4d. Court of Wards, Inq. p., mort., vol. 82, n. 19.

1631 Final concord made between John Walker and John Baynbrigge, plaintiffs, and Roland Glover and Mary his wife and John Glover, deforciants. Two messuages, two gardens, 20 a. land, five acres meadow, 22 a. pasture, one acre wood, 50 a. furze, and common of pasture for all cattle in Manserghe. The deforciants quit claim the premises to the plaintiffs and the heirs of John for £60 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 7 Charles I.

1634 Final concord made between John Walker and James Bland, plaintiffs, and George Baynbrigge and Anne his wife, deforciants. One toft, eight acres land, two acres meadow, eight acres pasture, 40 a. furze in Manserghe and Killington. The deforciants quitclaim the premises to the plaintiffs and the heirs of John for £60 sterling. Feet of Fines, Easter, 10 Charles I.

1635 William Walker held of the king in socage, as parcel of the lands of St. John of Jerusalem in England, three acres land, three acres meadow, five acres pasture in Hegholme. Escheats, 10 Charles 1; Rawlinson MS. B. 437, fol. 83.

1635 Inquest taken at Kendall 19th August, 11 Charles I, (1635) before Henry Cowper, gentleman, Escheator, by the oath etc., who say that: Christopher Bainebrigg, yeoman, before his death was seised of one messuage and tenement in Mansergh called "le Holmehouse," with three closes named or called "Magna Toutebancke, Caterigge Close, and Caterige Mier," parcel of the aforesaid messuage, and 26 acres of land, arable meadow and pasture, to the messuage belonging, and one other messuage and tenement in Middleton called "Wraytrees otherwise Cowtrees" and 12 acres of land, meadow and pasture to the said messuage and tenement belonging.

And he was seised of one other messuage in Manserge aforesaid called "Fleshbecke" and 14 acres of land, meadow and pasture thereto belonging, which William Burrowe late of Lupton anciently held of Marmaduke Redmane, esquire, and his ancestors by payment of 11s. 8d. rent as customary tenant to that aforesaid Marmaduke Redmane according to the custom of the manor of Mansergh. So seised William Burrowe, by his will dated 23 Novr, 1591, bequeathed the said messuage and tenement to Isabella his wife her heirs and assigns for ever.

Further they say that Christopher Bainbrigge by his charter dated 12 February, 38 Elizabeth (1595–6) purchased from the aforesaid Isabella the said messuage and tenement called Fleshbeck [to himself] his heirs and assigns for ever as by the charter, shewn to Jurors, more fully appears. The messuage and tenement called "le Holmehouse" are held of Roland Dawson as of his manor of Mansergh in free socage and suit of Court at the Court of Mansergh and are worth yearly clear 20s. The messuage and tenement and other the premises in Middleton called "Wraietrees otherwise Cowtrees" are held of the king as of his manor of Kendall called "le Marquesse Fee" by fealty only in free socage and a free rent of 2d., and are worth yearly clear 10s. The messuage and tenement in Mansergh called "Fleshbecke" is held of the king as of his manor of Kendall called "le Marquesse Fee" by fealty only in free socage and is worth yearly clear 11s. 8d.

Christopher Bainbrigge died 11 June last (1635) and John Bainbrigge is his son and heir, aged 38 years now. Court of Wards, Inq. p. mort., vol. 87, n. 164.

1652 Final concord made between John Bigland, plaintiff, and Thomas Prickett and Margaret his wife, deforciants. One messuage, 40 a. land, four acres meadow, 60 a. pasture, and common of pasture in Mansergh and Kirkby Lonsdale. The deforciants quitclaim the premises to the plaintiffs and warrant them against the heirs of Thomas, against William his son and his heirs and the heirs of William Mansergh, decd, for £100 sterling. Feet of Fines, Easter, 1652.

1653 Final concord made between Joseph Boothe, plaintiff, and Henry Warde and Anne his wife, deforciants. One messuage, 10 a. land, three acres meadow, 30 a. pasture, one acre wood, 40 a. furze and common of pasture for all kinds of cattle in Mansergh. The deforciants quitclaim the premises for the sum agreed upon between them. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 1653.

1656 Final concord made between William Rawlinson, plaintiff, and Henry Warde and Anne his wife and Thomas Warde, deforciants. One messuage, one mill, 200 a. land, 100 a. meadow, 20 a. pasture in Mansergh. The deforciants quitclaim the premises to the plaintiff for £260 sterling. Feet of Fines, Easter, 1656.

1661 Final concord made between Thomas Godsalve, plaintiff, and Henry Ward, senior and Anne his wife, Thomas Ward and Alice his wife, and Henry Ward, junior, deforciants. Four messuages, one mill, one brewery, one garden, one orchard, 100 a. land, 100 a. meadow, 200 a. pasture, five acres wood, 100 a. furze, 100 a. moor and common of pasture for all cattle in Mansergh, Kirkby Lonsdale and Killington. The deforciants quitclaim the premises to the plaintiff and his heirs for £300 sterling. Feet of Fines, Easter, 13 Charles II.

1662 Final concord made between Thomas Godsalve, plaintiff and Brian Walker and Janet his wife deforciants. Four acres land, two acres meadow, five acres pasture in Mansergh and Barbon. The deforciants quitclaim the premises to the plaintiff and his heirs for £41 sterling. Feet of Fines, Michaelmas, 14 Charles II.

1662 Schedule of defaulters to Hearth Tax. Lay Subsidy Roll, 259, n. 13. George Bainbridge hath unpaid for the first halfe yeare for two harthes acknoledged by me Cristopher Conder late Constabel of Manser for the yeare 1662.

1664 It has been stated to Mr. Caley (fn. 20) that Sir Robert Bindlosse and Dame Rebecca his wife by indenture dated 4 January, 16 Charles II (1664) amongst other things granted to Thomas Godsalve of Rigmaiden, gent., his heirs and assigns, all and every the tithes of corn, grain, hay, line, hemp and all manner of tythes whatosever etc., coming, increasing, arising or growing on the south side of the river Loyne betwixt the said river and Claughton in the co. of Lancaster etc.

1676 Rental of the Richmond Fee: Mr. Thomas Godsalve (fn. 21) for Mr. Ward pays yearly for Riggemaiden 1s.

Footnotes

1 Rawlinson's MS. B. 437, f. 83.
2 Transactions, o.s. i, 198.
3 Hazel Rigg, near Terry Bank.
4 "Wardhoush et aliud Ruthwardhoush." Swarther and the other Buth Swarther.
5 Assart, a clearing in the thickets by pulling up the roots.
6 See footnote on p. 240.
7 Held in 1451 by William Redmane.
8 Blea Beck.
9 There is evidence that this property was afterwards owned by the Redmaynes of Thornton.
10 Thomas Ward of Kendale died on the feast of the Decollation of St. John, 29 August, 18 Edw. III (1344) seised inter alia of a messuage and 100 a of land etc. in Rygmayden. Adam his son was his next heir of full age. Cal. Inq. VIII, 363. Hugh son of Thomas Ward is mentioned in 1361. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 136, 149, but there is nothing to show if this Hugh son of Thomas and the Hugh of the rental were the same person, or father and son.
11 Old Town.
12 This and the following Fines are supplied by Mr. Edward Conder, F.S.A.
13 Toft a place or piece of ground where a house formerly stood or where the ruins are uninhabitable.
14 William Mansergh, of Middleton, probably a cadet branch of the Manserghs of Mansergh Hall. His will was proved 20 November, 1589.
15 He died in 1627. Vide Brabyn pedigree in Dugdale's Visitation of Lancas. 1664
16 The statute of Henry IV, c. 7, ordered that all arrow heads should be well brazed and hardened at the point with steel, on pain of forfeiture and imprisonment.
17 William Knollys of Rotherfield Greys, Oxon, was Master of the Court of Wards and Liveries in October 1615. On the 7th November, 1616, he was created Viscount Wallingford and on the 18th August, 1626, Earl of Banbury. The famous Banbury Peerage Case depended on the legitimate issue of this man.
18 Note from Transactions Cumb. and West. Antiq. Soc., o.s. vol. xiv, p. 453. "Mansergh became broken up into several small freeholds, and considerable difficulty was frequently experienced on the death of the freeholder, his heirs not being sure if the Crown could claim a "relief" or not. Alice Conder was advised to file a "bill" to try the point, and if wardship were claimed, to compound for it, her son Edward not being of age.
19 Chancery Inqn p.m., Ser. ij., Vol. 277, n. 276.
20 From a MS. Feudal Hist. of Westmorland, by John Caley, keeper of Records in the Augmentation Office and Secretary to the Record Commission. Penes, W. Farrer.
21 Some account of Mansergh and the Godsalve family will be found in Transact. C. and W. A. and A. Soc., o.s. xiv, 450.


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