Plea Rolls for Staffordshire
Miscellaneous, 55 Hen II I- 3 Ed. I

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1885

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'Plea Rolls for Staffordshire: Miscellaneous, 55 Hen II I- 3 Ed. I', Staffordshire Historical Collections, vol. 6 part 1 (1885), pp. 48-56. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52419 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Plea Rolls Of The Reign Of Edward I.

Miscellaneous Assize Roll, 55 H. III. to 3 E. I. (fn. 1)

Essoins taken at Wolverhampton before R. de Hengham on the Sunday before St. Peter ad Vincula, 55 H. III.

Staff. Robert de Wyston versus William Schyne of the same, in a plea of mort d'ancestor by William his serviens.

Staff. Richard de Blythefeld versus Henry Saucheverell of the same, by William de Hampton.

Staff. Petronilla de Blythefeld versus the same by Richard de Blythefeld. A day is given to them at Stafford on the octaves of the Assumption. m. 2.

Staff. An assize, etc., if John de Benthale, father of John de Coppenhale, was seised in demesne, etc., of a messuage and nine acres of land in Benthale when he died, and of which Robert de Cresswelle and Alice his wife hold three acres, John de Langhedone and Basilia his wife hold three acres, and Henry le Rede and Alice his wife hold the messuage and three acres.

The jury say John did not die seised of the land as of fee, but only at the will of Matilda his mother. John de Coppenhale is therefore in misericordiâ for a false claim. m. 2.

Staff. An assize, etc., if William Bagot, Robert de Burneston (Burston), Nicholas of the same, Matilda de Hugeford, Richard son of Matilda, Robert Rodeman, Robert de Kyngessey and Alice his wife, Robert de Boyvill and Alienora his wife, and Margaret, and Sibilla, and Isolda, sisters of Alienora, had unjustly disseised William son of Ralph de Hildulveston of a messuage and three bovates of land in Hildelveston (Hilderston). Bartholomew de Burgo, Bailiff of William, appeared for him. Verdict for William son of Ralph who recovers seisin. m. 2.

Assizes taken at Wolverhampton, on the Sunday before the Gules of August, before R. de Hengham, 55 H. III.

Staff. An assize, etc., if William de Parles, Henry le Carter, and Adam de Pyrie had unjustly disseised Henry son of Adam de Erdinton and Margaret his wife of an acre of pasture in Honeswurth (Handsworth). Verdict for Adam and Margaret, who recover seisin. m. 3.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Simon de Cotes and the Abbot of Deulacres had unjustly disseised Roger de Mercinton of a messuage and twenty acres of wood and twenty acres of land in Chartelega. Symon stated he claimed nothing in the tenement in dispute; and the Abbot stated he claimed only by virtue of a demise of the tenement to him for a term by Hamon L'Estrange. Suit dismissed, Hamon not having been named in the writ. m. 3.

Staff. An assize, etc., if John son of John fitz Philip, Leon de Romeslega, Robert de Mere, Thomas de Mere, John de Pres, and twenty-five others named, had unjustly disseised Roes Trussel and Alice Pauntof of eighteen acres of land and moor in Cubleston. John and Leon appeared, and Leon, who held the tenement, called to warranty John fitz Philip, who appeared and warranted the land to him. The jury find in favour of Roes and Alice. Leon to be compensated by John son of John fitz Philip. m. 3.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Imbert, the Master of the Knights Templars in England, Roger de Boninton, the Preceptor of Kel (Keel), and six others named, had thrown down a fence in Clayton to the injury of the free tenement of Geoffrey Griffin, and by which trespass cattle had entered and trampled down the corn of the said Geoffrey in Clayton.

The defendants state Imbert was not Master of the Knights Templars at the date the writ was sued out, and further that they had a right of common over the land which had been fenced. Verdict for Geoffrey. m. 3.

Staff. An assize if William Dule (De Lee), (fn. 2) Richard his son, Philip de Draycote, William de Kaverswell, and twenty-eight others named, had unjustly disseised Richard le Parker and Felicia his wife of their common of pasture in forty acres of land in Fuleford. Richard and Felicia withdraw their suit, and are in misericordiâ. An agreement was afterwards made between them by which Richard and Felicia remitted to William del Lee (sic) and the others all their claim to common of pasture in the said tenement in the open season, and for which the said Richard (sic) del Lee and the others granted to Richard and Felicia ten acres in the same vill. m. 3.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Swane le Prester, William de Conegeston, and Robert de Acovere had unjustly disseised Robert son of Sweyn of his free tenement, viz., of two bovates of land in Acovere (Okeover). Robert de Acovere, who held the tenement, answered for all the defendants, and stated that he claimed nothing but the custody of the land with the wardship of Alice, daughter and heir of the said William de Conegeston, who was dead, and who had held of him by military service; and as the said Alice, who is under age, was not named in the writ, the suit was dismissed, and Robert is in misericordiâ for a false claim. His fine was afterwards remitted because he is under age. m. 3.

Staff. An assize, etc., if William de Parles, Adam de Pyrie and ten others named, had unjustly disseised Thomas en le Angle and William son of Geoffrey de Aston of common of pasture in Honeswurth, appurtenant to their free tenements in Aston. William did not appear, but Adam de Pyrie answered for him as his Bailiff and for all the others, and stated the plaintiffs had never been in seisin of common of pasture at the place in question. Verdict for Thomas and William the plaintiffs. m. 3.

Assizes taken at Stafford on Saturday, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, before Ralph de Hengham, 55 H. III.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Henry de St. Maur had unjustly disseised Henry son of William de Leigh of his common of pasture in thirty acres of pasture in Feylde, where he used to common with all manner of cattle throughout the whole year.

Henry de St. Maur appeared and stated that Henry son of William held a tenement of him of his fee in the said vill, and had sufficient pasture for it elsewhere, and free ingress and egress to it, and he prayed for judgment whether under the provisions of the Statute of Merton he could not approve his waste so long as he left sufficient pasture for other tenements and free ingress and egress to them, and he put himself on the assize. The jury find in favour of Henry de St. Maur. m. 5.

Staff. William de Moseleg acknowledged he claimed no common of pasture in the lands of the Abbot of Hulton in Mixne (Mixon) and Bradehop (Bradnop). m. 5.

Staff. An assize, etc., if John de Weston, Hugh le Blund, Walter de Elmedon, John de Congrave, Isolda the widow of Elias de Otherton, and six others named, had unjustly disseised Robert Teneray of Congreve of his common of pasture in Pencrych appurtenant to his free tenement in Congrave. The Bailiff of Hugh appeared and answered for all the other defendants, and stated that the said Robert held his tenement of him in the said vills, and had sufficient pasture elsewhere for it, and he prayed judgment whether according to the Statute of Merton he could not approve his wastes, etc. (as before). Verdict for Hugh le Blund. m. 5.

Staff. An assize, etc., if John de Verdun, William le Provost of Bulkenhale, and twenty-three others named, had unjustly disseised William de Baghinholt (Bagnall) of two acres of wood and twelve acres of moor in Baginholt. William appeared and withdrew his suit. m. 5.

Staff. An assize, etc., if William Shyne the father of William Shine was seised as of fee, etc., when he died of an acre of pasture and half an acre of land in Whiston, which Robert de Whiston holds. Robert appeared and stated he claimed only common of pasture in the land. William therefore to have seisin of it. m. 5.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Henry de Bromlegh and Richard of Little Onne had unjustly disseised William de Halgh of his common of pasture in ten acres of wood and heath in Little Onne. (The record stops abruptly here.) m. 5.

Assizes taken at Lichelfeud on the Sunday before the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 55 H. III.

Staff. An assize, etc., if John Golde had unjustly disseised Milicent Basset of her common of pasture in five acres in Finchespath appurtenant to her free tenement in the same vill. Verdict for Milicent. m. 5.

Staff. An assize, etc., if William de Hondesacre, Davit le Serjant, and eight others named, had unjustly disseised Robert de Verdun and Margaret his wife of three messuages and two virgates of land and eight acres of pasture in Hondesacre. William appeared and answered for all the others, and stated he only claimed customs and services which were due for the tenement, and had distrained Robert and Margaret for the service which was in arrear for it, and that they were actually in seisin of it. Verdict for William. m. 5.

Staff. Robert de Cotes and Geoffrey de Bromlegh are in misericordiâ for a transgression. m. 5.

Assizes taken at Stafford on the Saturday of the Octaves of the Assumption, before Ralph de Hengham, 55 H. III.

Staff. An assize, etc., if the Abbot of Hulton had unjustly disseised alph son of Reginald de Leth of common of pasture in twenty acres of land in Bradenopp.

And if the Abbot had unjustly disseised Nicholas de Hunicote of his common of pasture in three acres in Bradenopp and Mixne (Mixon), which belonged to his free tenement in Hunicote (Onecote).

And if the Abbot had unjustly disseised Ralph de Hulme of his common of pasture in seven acres in Mixne and Bradenopp belonging to his free tenement in Middelhulme. The jury find a verdict for Ralph son of Reginald, but as regards the others state the disseisin had been made by the Abbot's predecessor and not by him. m. 5, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if William Bagot, Robert de Huggefort, and eight others named, had unjustly disseised Isabella daughter of Ralph le Wrothe of her free tenement in Hyldeleston (Hilderston), viz., of a noke of land. Bartholomew de Burgo, the Bailiff of William Bagot, appeared for him and answered for all the other defendants. Verdict for Isabella. m. 5, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if James de Aldeltheleye, Robert de Casterton, and William de Chalwode had unjustly disseised Richard de Thwysil of his free tenement in Thwykenesse (Thicknes) and Baldridele (Balterley), viz., of a messuage and one-third of a carucate in Balterdelega. (Here the record stops.) m. 6, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Hugh son of Eudo (de Salt) had unjustly disseised John son of John de Salt and Juliana his wife of a messuage and a noke of land in Salt. Hugh appeared and stated he had entered into the tenement not by a disseisin but by a feoffment made by Eudo. The jury say that the said Eudo had made a deed of feoffment for the said John and Juliana, but had not put them in seisin of the tenement; and John and Juliana on the authority of the said deed had put themselves into seisin of the tenement at the hour of vespers; and afterwards in the middle of the night Hugh the son of Eudo had ejected them, and had then obtained a feoffment from the said Eudo. Verdict for Hugh, because the said John and Juliana never had seisin of the tenement. Their fine is remitted because of their poverty. m. 6. dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Robert Maynard, John Whylot, Saut de Bilrebroc (Bilbrook), Nicholas of the same, and fourteen others named, had unjustly disseised Robert son of Aluredi of his common of pasture in twenty-seven acres in Codeshale, appurtenant to his free tenement in Bilrebroc. An agreement was made by which Robert remitted his claim. m. 6, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Eadmund the King's son, Ralph de Burgo, and eight others named, had unjustly disseised William de Mere of twelve messuages, and twelve bovates and ten acres of land, and four acres of pasture in Hanchirch. (Here the record stops.) m. 6, dorso.

Assizes taken at Novum Burgum, Salop, on Tuesday on the morrow of St. Bartholomew, 55 H. III.

Salop. An assize, etc., if Geoffrey de Picheford, Thomas Pany and Alice his wife, and Henry de Park and Margaret his wife, had unjustly disseised William de Drayton and Margaret his wife of two marks and a half of rent in Burewardeslega (Broseley); and William and Margaret state that when they had formerly impleaded the said Geoffrey and the others named for a certain tenement in the same vill in the County Court of Salop, Geoffrey and the other defendants had appeared before the full County Court (in pleno Comitatu) and had entered into an obligation to pay the two marks and a half of rent to them. Verdict for William and Margaret; damages two marks. m. 7.

Assizes taken at Burmingham on the Friday before the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, before R. de Hengham, 55 H. III.

Warw. An assize, etc., if William de Morteyn and Richard de Alizun had unjustly disseised Margaret daughter of William le Rus (fn. 3) of the manor of Caldecote, excepting one virgate of land, Margaret afterwards withdrew her suit, and a convention was made between them, by which William acknowledged the manor excepting one virgate to be the right of Margaret, and gave it up to her with the oxen and corn and other stores which he held there; and that as regarded the half of the manor of Waleshale, respecting which a suit had been respited, both William and Margaret agreed to abide by the arbitrament of Robert Burnel, Philip Marmyun, William Bagot, and Ralph de Hengham, who delivered two alternatives. The first ordained that the half manor of Waleshale should be valued by legal men, and that William should assign to Margaret land elsewhere to the value of the said half, and that the said William and his wife should hold half the manor of Waleshale for their joint lives, and after the death of both of them Margaret and her heirs may elect to take back the said half of the manor, and to assign to the heirs of William land of equal value in exchange for it. The other alternative was that William shall hold the whole manor of Waleshale, and shall assign to Margaret ten librates of land in a competent place, and shall give besides to her eighty marks; and as regards the damages which the said Margaret claimed for the disseisin, that they shall stand to the arbitrament of Robert Burnel and the others. A day was given to the parties at three weeks from Michaelmas to discuss the matter with the said Robert Burnel, and to decide which of the two alternatives shall be adopted. m. 8.

Assizes taken at Lichfield on the Sunday before the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 55 H. III. before R. de Hengham.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Roger de Somery and six others named had unjustly disseised Ralph de Bissopesburi of thirty acres of wood in Upper Penne. Henry de Morf, the Bailiff of Roger, appeared for all the defendants. (Here the record stops.) m. 8, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Illaria de Harecurt, Henry son of William de Harecurt, and nine others named, had unjustly disseised Roes the widow of John Doyly of twenty-eight acres of turbary in Romton (Ranton). Hillaria appeared and answered for all the defendants, and stated Roes had never been seised of the tenement. Verdict for Roes. Damages 2s. m. 8, b. dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Richard de Stretton, the Prior of St. John of Stafford, and two others, had unjustly disseised William de Stafford of one-third of sixteen acres of land in Duneston. (Here the record stops.) m. 8, b. dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Leo son of Leo de Romeslega, Thomas de Mere, and three others named, had unjustly disseised Thomas son of Nicholas de Beddelega of two messuages and a virgate of land in Byrchehull. Leo appeared and answered for all the defendants, and pleaded he ought not to be required to answer to the writ, because the land in question is not in the vill of Byrcheshull, because Byrcheshull is not a vill. The jury say that Bircheshull is not a vill, and the suit is dismissed. m. 8, b. dorso.

Pleas at Croxhale on the Sunday before the Feast of St. Margaret, 56 H. III.

Derb. An assize, etc., if William de Mongomery and the Abbot of Crokesden had unjustly disseised Oliver de Oddyngeseles and Margaret his wife of three messuages and four bovates of land in Oselaston. William did not appear but his Bailiff appeared for him, and stated William did not hold the tenement, but one Robert son of Richard held it; and the Abbot stated that he held the tenements of the said William for a term, of which nine years are unexpired, and he called William to warranty, who warranted the land to him, and stated that William his father had given the tenements to one Gilbert de Beck (fn. 4) in marriage with Alienora his sister, and the heirs of their bodies; and that after the death of the said Gilbert, Alienora was in seisin of the said tenements and died seised of them, and that after her death, as she died without leaving any issue by the said Gilbert, William had entered into the lands as son and heir of his father William.

Olyver and Margaret stated that Alienora never died seised of the tenements in question, because five years before her death she had enfeoffed them in them and put them into seisin, and they had held them until dispossessed by the said William. Verdict for Olyver and Margaret. m. 13.

Assizes taken at Tamworth in co. Stafford (fn. 5) on the Wednesday before the Feast of St. Laurence.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Richard de Stretton and two others named had unjustly disseised Agnes at the Cross (à la Croyz) of three messuages and two virgates, etc., of land in Stretton. Agnes withdrew her suit, and Richard acknowledged the tenements to be her right. Richard likewise acknowledged the right of the said Agnes to a third part of all the tenements which Richard de Stretton formerly her husband, and father of the said Richard, held on the day he married her, or had afterwards held in fee.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Peter, Prior of the Hospital of St. John of Stafford, William de Bolinghale, Richard de Dunston, and two others named, had unjustly disseised William de Kaverswell of his common of pasture in fifteen acres in Dunston appurtenant to his free tenement in Lyttiwode. Verdict for William. m. 16.

Staff. An assize etc., if Roger de Middel-bidulf and Thomas his brother had unjustly disseised Robert de Stanlowe and Margaret his wife of onefourth of the waste of Middelbidulf. Robert and Margaret withdrew their suit, and Roger admitted their right to the fourth part of the waste, excepting an assart of ten acres, to be held by Robert and Margaret and the heirs of Margaret for ever. m. 16.

Staff. Adam de Merlowe puts in his place William de Draycote, or William son of Henry de Caverswall versus Constance, the widow of Ivo de Saut, in a plea of dower. m. 18, dorso.

Assizes taken at Dodington on the Monday before the Feast of St. John the Baptist, 1 E. I.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Thomas de Badilegh had unjustly disseised William de Ipstanes of common of pasture in one hundred acres of waste in Barkesford, appurtenant to his free tenement of Ipstanes. The jury find that Thomas had disseised him of common in sixty acres. m. 18, dorso.

Assizes taken at Newport in co. Salop, on the Sunday after the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 1 E. I.

Salop. An assize etc., if Henry de Penbrugge and Orabella his wife had unjustly disseised the Prioress of Brewode of her common of pasture in Tonge appurtenant to her free tenement in the same vill, and for which she claimed to common in the whole manor of Tonge, except in the park and in Rokele, with all kind of cattle in the open season. And Richard the Bailiff of Henry and Orabil who appeared for them, stated she was never in seisin of common of pasture in Tonge, except in certain places, viz., between Dunstar—Lydeyatt, and Tonge, and between Menesingthorn and Tonge, nor had common between Coleshull and Tonge, and between Tonge and Derspate except for ponies and goats, nor in other parts except when driving her cattle from pasture to pasture. The jury say that the Prioress was accustomed to common as she stated, and she is to recover seisin; damages half a mark. m. 21.

Assizes taken at Bubynton (Bobbington) in co. Stafford, on the Saturday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, 2 E. I., before R. de Hengham and W. de Hopton, Justices assigned for these assizes.

Staff. An assize if Robert son of William de Waverton and six others named had unjustly disseised William de Weston, Clerk, of his common of pasture in Mere, Forton, and Sutton, appurtenant to his free tenement in Waverton. Verdict for William. m. 23, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Henry de Enwordon, Richard de Bromle, and Robert his brother, had unjustly disseised John de Swynnerton of forty acres of land in Swynnerton. Verdict for John. m. 23, dorso.

Staff. Sarra de Tene withdrew her suit against William Wyther and Orabilla his wife respecting a tenement in Tene.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Thomas de Dytton, Robert de Staundon, and Thomas the Parson of the Church of Staundon, had unjustly disseised John de Kokfeld and Philippa his wife of their free tenement in Mere and Aston, viz., of a messuage and a fourth part of the manor of Mere (Maer) excepting half a virgate of land. The defendants plead that John never had seisin of the tenement; and as he could not deny this, the suit is dismissed, and he is to claim by another writ if he chooses. m. 23, dorso.

Staff. Richard Brun withdrew his suit against Robert Corbet respecting common of pasture in Aston and Hales. m. 23, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Thomas de Dutton, Robert de Stondon, and Thomas Parson of the Church of Stondon (Standon), had unjustly disseised John de Cokefeud and Philippa his wife of the free tenement of the said Philippa in Great Roughenhale (Rownall) and Little Roughenhale, viz., of a carucate of land, a water-mill, etc.

Thomas appeared and answered for all the defendants, and stated that he had not entered by a disseisin, but by a feoffment made by one Thomas de Dutton his father; and John and Philippa say that the tenements are the right of Philippa, and that she, together with Thomas her first husband, and the father of the said Thomas, had always been in continuous seisin of them until the death of the said Thomas, and after the death of the said Thomas until disseised by Thomas the defendant. (Here the record stops.) m. 23, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Adam son of Elyas de Otherton, Robert son of Walter de Pilatenhale, Thomas de Wyston, and William en le Shope of Pencris, had unjustly disseised Richard de Loges of common of pasture in a part of Otherton appurtenant to his free tenement in Robaldeston (Rodbaston), and where he used to common with all manner of cattle for all the year, except with goats, and in the month of St. John the Baptist.

Adam appeared and answered for all, and stated that the pasture in question is held of the Barony of Stafford, and the tenement which Richard held in Rodbaldeston is held by Sergeanty of the King, and that Richard never was in seisin of the pasture. Verdict for Richard. m. 23, dorso.

Assizes taken before the King at Lychefeld on the Monday after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 3 E. I.

Staff. An assize if Reginald de Lynton, Thomas de Lynton, and Reginald de Cleyton had unjustly thrown down a fence in Lychfeld to the injury of the free tenement of William Alurich. The jury say that William had a right to enclose the land until the growing corn was carried, after which the neighbours had a right of way through it. Verdict for the defendants. m. 29.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Robert de Knythele, Richard de Flossebrok, and four others named, had unjustly disseised the Prior of Raunton of common of pasture in the wood and heath of Knythele, appurtenant to his free tenement in Raunton. Verdict for the Prior. m. 29.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Geoffrey de Greseley and twenty-five others named had unjustly prostrated a fence in Kinggeston to the injury of the Abbot of Roucestre. Geoffrey and the others acknowledged the right of the Prior to maintain a fence m. 29.

Staff. An assize, etc., if William de Adderdeleye had unjustly disseised Richard Basset of Ottokeshather of two burgages and a half in Ottokeshat her (Uttoxeter). Verdict for Richard. m. 29.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Hamo de Adbaldeston, Ralph de Offelegh, Elyas de Adbaldeston, and Hugh de Aspley, had unjustly disseised Jordan de Pynlesdon of his common of pasture in two acres in Adbaldeston (Adbaston) appurtenant to his free tenement in the same vill. Hamon came and answered for all the defendants, and stated that William his father had held a several pasture there, and had died seised of it. Verdict for Jordan. m. 29.

Staff. An assize, etc., if John fitz Philip, Thomas de Mere, John son of Robert de Pres, James de Berleston, and thirteen others named, had unjustly disseised William de la Le of his common of pasture in thirty acres in Berleston. John appeared and answered for all the defendants, and stated that before the writ had been sued out, William had transferred his interest in the tenement to Richard his son; also that William is his tenant, and he, John, had a right to approve the land as lord of the vill. Verdict for William. m. 29.

Staff. An assize etc., if Richard le Boteler, William Trumwyne, Roger de Verney, William de Hodenet, Robert de Verney, Robert de Stalinton, John de Smalrys, Gilbert de Smalrys, Henry del Herdewyke, and nine others named, had unjustly disseised Robert de Bevile and Alianora his wife, and Robert de Bures and Sibilla his wife, of common of pasture in Sondon appurtenant to their free tenement in Boregeston (Burston). The plaintiffs afterwards withdrew their suit. m. 29, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Robert de Hasting of Chebeseye and three others named had unjustly disseised Magister John Giffard of two acres in Waleton. The Bailiff of Robert appeared and answered for all the defendants, and stated that he claimed nothing in the land in dispute but common of pasture. Magister John stated that Robert had no claim to common, because he had quit claimed the land to him with power to reduce it to culture or do what he pleased with it, and he produced the charter of Robert. Verdict for John Giffard. m. 29, dorso.

Staff. In the suit of Philippa wife of John de Cokefeud versus Thomas de Dutton and others respecting land in Great and Little Rownall, the jury give a verdict for Philippa. m. 30.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Ralph de Bissopburi, Adam son of Adam de la Lowe and Richard his brother, Clement de la Lowe and Roger his brother, Henry de Wybaston, Robert de Pendeford, William Purcell de la Brok, and twelve others named, had unjustly disseised Richard de Marneham of Bramwys (Bromwich) and Margaret his wife of common of pasture in Bussopburi (Bushbury) appurtenant to their free tenement in Oxeleye, viz., in sixty-four acres of pasture, where they used to common with all cattle during the whole year. The jury say that Richard and Margaret had no right of common in Bissopburi. m. 30.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Reginald de Charnes had unjustly disseised Richard de Charnes of his free tenement, viz., of a noke of land in Charnes. Reginald stated his father John had died seised of the land, and he had entered into it as heir to his father. Verdict for Reginald. m. 30.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Nicholas de Wolveleye had unjustly disseised Nicholas de Blythefeld of a burgage in Ottokhathere (Uttoxeter). Nicholas stated the burgage belonged to his sister Isolda, who died without issue, and after her death he had entered into it as her heir. Nicholas de Blythefelt pleaded that Isolda had left the burgage to him by will, and that it was the custom in Ottokeshathere that every one could bequeath their burgages on their death bed to any one they pleased, and the jury find in his favour. m. 30.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Thomas le Senyur of Mere and Richard le Serjant had unjustly disseised John son of Symon de Cherlton of two acres in Cherlton. Thomas stated the land was in Mere and not in Cherlton, and the jury find in his favour. m. 30.

Staff. An assize, etc., if William de Morteyn and Richard de Alazun had unjustly disseised Margaret la Russe of half the manor of Waleshale, excepting the capital messuage, park, and fish-pond of the said manor. Margaret afterwards withdrew her suit, and an agreement was made between them by which Margaret conceded to the said William and Joan his wife half the said manor excepting the said capital messuage, park, and vivary, to be held by the said William and Joan for the whole life of. (The rest torn off.) m. 30.

Assizes taken at Eccleshale on the Saturday, the Vigil of St. Michael, before R. de Hengham, 3 E. I.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Richard son of Richard de Stretton had unjustly disseised Agnes the widow of Richard de Stretton of one-third of the park of Stretton. Verdict for Agnes; damages 40s. ; and Richard was fined 20s. m. 32, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Richard Brun of Aston had unjustly disseised Henry de Stonylowe of half an acre of land in Aston. Richard appeared and acknowledged the right of Henry. m. 32, dorso.

Staff. An assize, etc., if Roger Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield had unjustly disseised John de Swynnerton of common of pasture in Eccleshale, appurtenant to his free tenement in Suggenhull. (Here the Record stops.) m. 32, dorso.

Footnotes

1 This Roll appears to have been a record kept by Ralph de Hengham, the Justiciary, of his Iters during several years. The Roll of 56 Henry III. printed in Vol. IV. "Staff. Coll." is perhaps another part of it.
2 "Kirkby's Quest," the date of which is about twenty-five years later than this Roll, returns Richard de Lee as lord of Fulford, holding under the Prior of Malverne.
3 The Offlow Hundred Roll of date circa 39 Henry III. states that Geoffrey Bakepuz and Richard Alansun hold Walshall of the King, and that Margaret the daughter and heir of William le Rus was married to the son of Richard Alansun by the Bishop of Chester.
4 Gilbert de Beck was lord of Hopton and Tean in Staffordshire.
5 Tamworth was partly in Staffordshire and partly in Warwickshire.