254. (C. pp. 212, 213).—Charter of the vill of Newcastle-uponTyne, Monday in the middle of Lent, 20 Edward [I, 1292]. The
abbot of Holmcoltran claims a messuage with appurtenances in
Newcastle-upon-Tyne from Nicholas f. Thomas de Karliolo.
Thomas held the houses from Gervase, late abbot of Holm in fee
farm, but had paid no rent for two years. On Monday before
Ascension in this year the abbot appeared personally at the court
against Nicholas, who admitted that he was tenant of the abbot at
a yearly rent of 32s. paid half at Pentecost and half at Michaelmas.
For this recognition the abbot remitted arrears owing by Nicholas,
except 40s. which Nicholas promised to pay next Pentecost
together with 16s., the half-year's rent then owing, and subsequent
payments when they fell due; and he agreed that the sheriff of
Northumberland could distrain on his property in case of nonfulfilment .
254a. (H. 2).—Nicholas f. Thomas de Karliolo, burgess of
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, quitclaims to Holm abbey all the land with
buildings in Newcastle which he had in fee farm, i.e. between the
land that was held by Radulph Long and that of the hospital of
St. Mary in Westgate. Dated at Newcastle, Monday after the
feast of St. Francis the Confessor [Oct. 4th], 1303. Witnesses—
Sir John de Cambhow, sheriff of Northumberland, etc.
Memorandum that at Martinmas 1306 we let to Gilbert de
[ ]kevill our tenement near O[ ] for [20 ?] years.
[See nos. 96, 97 for Rudchester, which being near Ovingham may
be the place intended.]
254b. (H. 1 and 2).—Pleas at York before Radulph de
Hengham and others, justices of the King's Bench; Trinity,
32 Edward I . The abbot of Holmcoltran appeared by
attorney against Nicholas f. Thomas de Karliolo in the matter of
one messuage in Newcastle-upon-Tyne which he claimed for his
church. He [Nicholas] failed to appear and otherwise made
default. The sheriff was ordered to take the said messuage into
the king's hand and to summon [Nicholas] to appear; and the
sheriff now issues that order. It was decided that the abbot
should recover seisin against him by default, and Nicholas is in
misericordia; but seisin is deferred owing to a doubt involving the
Statute of Mortmain. The sheriff was ordered to summon him
for a fortnight after Martinmas, and the abbot must state his
claim and say which of his predecessors was seised. Meanwhile
the messuage is in the king's hand, etc. [1304.]
Afterwards before Lambert de Trikingham, Sir Hugh de Louthir
and Sir John de Vallibus, knights, and Adam de Middilton, at
Newcastle on Friday after Ascension 33 Edward I  the abbot
appeared by attorney. The jury found that Henry, former abbot
of Holm, third predecessor of the present abbot, was seised of the
messuage in right of his church, and granted it 60 years ago to
Henry de Karliolo, grandfather of Nicolas his heir, at a rent of 32s.
which Nicholas had failed to pay. They found that there was no
fraud or collusion; that Nicholas had so damaged the messuage
that the abbot had not been able to distrain for two years before
taking out the writ, and that execution of the first judgment must
be made .
[The abbey retained an interest in property at Newcastle until
the Dissolution. Mr. A. M. Oliver kindly refers to Letters and
Papers of Henry VIII, vol. 20, part. I, no. 1081 (19), for grants to
Sir Richard Gresham in 1545. In the Carlisle MS. pp. 214, 215