Assize Roll of Divers Counties, 5 and 6 E. I.
Assizes taken at Kynefare in co. Stafford on the Tuesday after the
Quindene of Holy Trinity, before S. de Roffa and Magister
Thomas de Sudington, Justices assigned, etc., 5 E. I.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Robert de Akove (Okeover) and Margaret his
wife had unjustly raised a stank in Wexhull to the injury of the free tenement
which Robert de Sautcheverel holds in the same vill. The jury find in
favour of Robert and Margaret. m. 7.
Staff. An assize, etc., if William de Parles and others named had
unjustly disseised Thomas de Bosco of four acres in Honeslegh. William
pleaded that John de Parles held four acres of the land, and one William de
Paveley held one acre of it, who was not named in the writ. The jury find in
favour of William. m. 7, dorso.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Amice the widow of Henry de Verdun of
Derlaweston (Darlaston), William Donne of Derlaveston, and seven others
named, had unjustly disseised Geoffrey de Waleton of a messuage and a
virgate of land in Aston near Stone. Amice stated that Engelard de Akton
had demised the tenement to one Henry Manipeny for term of his life for a
rent of 6s. annually, and Engelard had afterwards enfeoffed one Roger de
Puvelesdon of the rent of 6s., together with all his right in the tenement after
the death of Henry; and Roger being in good seisin of the tenement had
given the rent to Henry de Verdun in frank marriage with the said Amice
his sister, together with all his right in the tenement after the death of
Henry Manipeny; and afterwards the said Henry de Verdun had given
the same rent to Geoffrey de Waleton and Petronilla his wife in frank
marriage. And after the death of Henry Manipeny she, Amice, had entered
into the tenemant as of her maritagium.
And Geoffrey stated that Henry de Verdun had enfeoffed him and
Petronilla his wife of the said rent, together with all the right which fell to
him or to his wife Amice after the death of Henry Manypeny; and he was
in good and peaceable seisin of the tenement until the said Amice and the
others named had unjustly disseised him, and he appealed to a jury, and
Amice likewise. And John fitz Philip of Berleston, John de Smalrys,
Robert le Despencer, recognitors, never came, and are in misericordiâ. The
jury say that Henry de Verdun gave the rent of 6s., together with his right
which fell to him after the death of Henry Monypeny to Geoffrey; and after
the said Geoffrey was in seisin of the said rent an arrangement was made
between him and Henry Monypeny by which the latter was to quitclaim to
Geoffrey his right in the tenement; and Geoffrey did not carry out the
agreement on his side, so that Henry Monypeny refused to remove from the
whole tenement, but had given up a certain croft containing three acres,
which Geoffrey had sowed and reaped, and he was in seisin of it for more
than a year, when Amice and the others named had disseised him; and as
regards the residue of the tenement, they say that Henry Monypeny died
seised of it, and after his death Amice had entered it as her liberum maritagium,
and that Geoffrey never had seisin of this part. It is therefore considered
that Geoffrey should recover seisin of the said croft, and he is in misericordiâ
for a false claim for the residue. m. 7, dorso.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Thomas de Dytton (Dutton), Robert de Staundon,
Thomas Parson of the Church of Staundon, and Roger le Serjaunt, had
unjustly disseised John de Cokfeld and Philippa his wife of their free
tenement in Mere and Aston, viz., of a messuage and two carucates of land.
None of the defendants appeared, and the assize is ordered to be taken in
their default, but is respited till the arrival of the Justices in those parts
because none of the recognitors appeared. m. 7, dorso.
Staff. An assize, etc., if John fitz Philip of Rodelawe had unjustly
disseised Simon son of Simon le Lu of common of pasture in five acres of
marsh appurtenant to his free tenement in the same vill. Verdict for Simon.
m. 7, dorso.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Henry le Barbur, Ralph Dalathun, and five
others named, had unjustly disseised Robert le Wenche of a place in
The same assize came to make recognition if Magister Richard de Tykenes
and three others named had unjustly disseised Robert le Wenche of
Poddermore of his common of pasture in four acres of moor and an acre of
marsh in Aldithelee. Richard stated he had entry into the marsh by
the demise of one William de Aldithelee, and as regards the moor it is not in
Aldithelee but in Kel (Keel). Verdict for Richard. m. 7, dorso.