Banco Roll, Hillary, 9 E. 1.
Staff. Roger the Bishop of Coventry and Lychfeld sued Robert de
Somerford for a messuage and eleven acres of land and two acres of meadow
in Brewode, and he sued William le Paumer for half an acre of land and
half an acre of meadow in the same vill, as the right of his Church; and
stated that Hugh his predecessor was seised of the land in the reign of King
Robert and William appeared, and William called Robert to warranty,
who warranted his land to him, and defended his right to the whole, and
stated that he held the said tenements together with others of the said
Bishop and his Church by homage and service of 4s. annually and suit at his
court at Brewode every three weeks, and he put himself on a great assize,
and he gave half a mark for mention of the time. (fn. 1) A day is given to them
at the Octaves of St. John the Baptist, when four knights are to be
summoned, etc. (to select a jury). m. 53.
Staff. John Godsalin sued Hugh de Brok for a messuage and two
hundred and twenty acres of land, etc., in Great Berkammestede by writ of
entry, and Hugh called to warranty William de Audeleghe; and the bailiff
of William appeared and produced the King's letters of protection which
testified that William was in Ireland by the King's command. Adjourned
sine die. m. 53.
Staff. The Sheriff had been ordered to levy 100s. from the land and
chattels of Nicholas the Baron of Stafford, and produce them in court on this
day to pay them to Edmund de Stafford his brother, and which Nicholas had
acknowledged to owe to Edmund, and which ought to have been paid at the
Quindene of Easter, and the Sheriff had done nothing in the matter. He
is therefore commanded as before, and to pay the money into court at the
Octaves of St. John the Baptist, and to be present himself to hear judgment
on his default. m. 73.
Staff. and Salop. William de Ryther and Lucy his wife sued William de
Audidelegh for a third of the manor of Helley (Heleigh), Dymmesdale, and
Boteresdon, and for a third of the passagium of Wrimestrete, and of the
advowson of Audelegh; for a third of the manors of Betteley, Dunestall, and
of the vills of Borewardeslyme (Burslem), Talk, Knotton, and Thurfeld, and
for a third of a rent of 20s. and of a dozen knives (cutellorum), and of half a
pound of cumin in Newcastle-under-Lyme, one-third of a water mill in
Chaveldon, a third of 10s. rent in Ruston, a third of 2s. rent in Ridierd, a
third of 12s. rent in Stanle in co. Stafford, and a third of the vill of Forde, and
of two parts of Marchumley, Weston, Redcastle, Kentenesdon, Lakne,
Wykeshull, and Haukeston, and of a third of 10s. rent in Moston in co.
Salop as her dower, of the gift of Henry de Audidelegh her first husband.
William appeared and stated he only held a virgate of land in Dymmesdale, and 6d. rent in Boteresdon, and a bovate of land in Knotton, and that
Ela the widow of James de Audelegh held a mark of rent in Newcastleunder-Lyme, and she also held a third of his tenements in Riston (Rushton),
Ridiert, Stanle, Wymerstrete, and Audelegh and Moston; and in Lakne,
Wykeshull, and Haukeston, he only held the services of John de Lakne,
Robert de Wykeshull, and William de Haukeston; and this was the whole of
his tenure when Lucy sued out her writ, viz., on 2nd November, 8 E. I., and
he appealed to a jury, and William de Rither and Lucy likewise. The
Sheriff is ordered to summon a jury for five weeks from Easter. m. 49,
Staff. Henry son of Henry (Wymer) de Stafford and Agnes de Phileby
give half a mark for licence of concord with Henry Wymer of Stafford
senior. (fn. 2)
Staff. Hervey de la Lee appeared in court to acknowledge the service by
which he held his tenements in Bylington of Roes de Oyley, and which Roes
had conceded to John son of John de Oyley and the heirs of his body.
Hervey stated he held his tenements in Bylington of Nicholas the Baron of
Stafford by homage and the service of 6d. yearly, and by the payment of 18d.
yearly to Roes, which the ancestors of Nicholas had given to the ancestors of
Roes. m. 12 dorso.
Staff. Albreda de Turville not appearing to prosecute her suit against
Alice de Dokesey, it is dismissed, and Albreda and her sureties are in
misericordiâ. m. 11, dorso.
Banco Roll, Easter, 9 E. I.
Staff. The Sheriff had been ordered to summon for this day (the
Quindene of Easter) Richard de Turville and Albreda his wife to acknowledge
what right they claimed in the tenements which they hold of the dower of
Albreda of Henry Wymer of Stafford, in Bradeleye and in Homerwyk
(Hammerwich). (fn. 3) He had also been ordered to summon at the same term
Alice de Dokesye to acknowledge what right she claimed for term of her life
from the said Henry in Cotes, which tenements the said Henry had conceded
in the court of the King to Henry son of Henry Wymer and to Agnes
Phyleby and the heirs which the said Henry son of Henry begot of the said
Agnes, after the death of the said Richard and Albreda and Alice, by a fine
levied between them. And the Sheriff had done nothing in the matter. He
is therefore to produce them at the Octaves of Trinity. m. 7.
Staff. Robert de Dokeseye was summoned by Robert de Marisco
(Marsh) to answer for the service which Nicholas de Stafford exacted for the
free tenement which he held of the said Robert de Dokeseye in Merse, and
of which Robert de Dokeseye who is medius between them ought to acquit
him; and he complained that whereas he held of him two virgates of land in
Mersse by the service of 2s. annually, and for which he ought to be quit of
the service of venery due to the Baron of Stafford, and whereas the said
Robert de Dokeseye ought to acquit him (Robert de Marisco) against everybody for the said service, Nicholas had distrained him for the keep of a
hound (pro pastu unius canis) through the default of Robert de Dokeseye.
Robert de Dokeseye stated he was not bound to acquit Robert de Marisco of
the said service, and appealed to a jury; and the Sheriff is ordered to
summon a jury for Michaelmas Term. m. 9.
Staff. The Sheriff was ordered to distrain Robert son of Roger to appear
at this date and acknowledge the service by which he held his tenements of
Roes the widow of John de Oylly in Billington and Ronton, and which
service the said Roes had conceded to John the son of John de Oylly and his
heirs by a fine levied between them. Robert did not appear, and another
writ of distringas was issued, returnable at the Quindene of St. John the
Baptist. m. 21.
Staff. Roger de Burton gives a mark for licence of concord with John
son of Simon respecting a messuage and half a carucate of land in Cherleton
and Eccleshale. (fn. 4) m. 26, dorso.
Staff. Henry le Whyte of Acy sued Elena de Wymereston (Worston) for
half a messuage, six virgates of land, and a mill in Wymereston as his
reasonable purparty of the inheritance of Henry de Wymereston the father
of Elena and grandfather of Henry, whose heir he is, and who had lately
died, and he stated that the said Henry was seised of the tenement as of fee in
the reign of King Henry the King's father, and from Henry the fee descended
to Elena and Margaret, Joan and Lucy; and Joan and Margaret had died
without issue, and the fee (sic) descended to the said Elena and Lucy, and
from the said Lucy the fee descended to Henry as son and heir, who now
sues. Elena appeared and called to warranty Henry de Wymereston, and
Henry le Wyte stated she had no claim to warranty because she herself
had entered into the said tenements after the death of Henry de Wymereston
her father as his daughter and heir; but he afterwards withdrew this plea
and admitted the right of warranty, and stated that one Henry de Wymereston
had demised the said tenements to Elena for her life to be held of him, and
to revert after her death to himself (Henry de Wymereston) and to his heirs.
Henry de Wymereston is therefore to be summoned for Michaelmas Term.
Staff. Ralph de Lymesy and Joan his wife sued Robert de Ver Earl of
Oxford in a plea that he should acquit them of the service which Roger the
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield exacted of them for the free tenement
which they hold of the said Robert in Weford, and of which Robert, who is
medius between them, ought to acquit them; and Robert did not appear,
and the Sheriff had been ordered to distrain him, and returned he held no
lands within his bailiwick. It was testified to the court he held lands in co.
Essex. The Sheriff of Essex is therefore ordered to distrain him to appear
at the Octaves of Michaelmas. m. 16, dorso.
Staff. The essoin of Thomas Pany and of Alice his wife appeared against
Thomas de la Hide and Alice his wife in a plea that they should carry out
the terms of a fine levied between them respecting a messuage, half a
carucate of land, and the sixth part of the advowson of the Church of
Blemenhull (Blymhill). The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff is
ordered to distrain and produce them at the Octaves of Michaelmas. m. 16,
Staff. The suit of Roger de Levinton and Petronilla his wife versus Alice
daughter of John de Cherleton is dismissed, the plaintiffs making default.
m. 3, dorso.
Coram Rege Roll, Easter Term, 9 E. I.
Staff. The Prior of St. Thomas outside Stafford acknowledged that he
owed to Ralph de Hengham (fn. 5) 250 marks, to be repaid within five years, viz.,
25 marks on the next Octave of St. Michael at Lychefeld in the Great Church
of St. Cedde, and 25 marks at Easter next following, and so on till the whole
was paid. m. 20, dorso.
Staff. John de Hervile (Heronville) was summoned to show by what
warrant he held the manor of Wodnesburi (Wednesbury), which was of the
ancient demesne of the Crown, and of which Walter de Wymborne, who sued
for the King, stated King Richard had been seised as of fee, etc.
John stated that King Richard never was seised of the manor, and held
nothing in it except a rent of 20s. payable to the Exchequer annually
according to the terms of an exchange made between King Henry and his
ancestor; and that King Henry had formerly held the manor of Wednesburi
and had given it to his ancestor in exchange for the manor of Stuntesfeld,
which is of the manor of Wodestoke; and because the manor of Wodenesburi
was more valuable than Stuntesfeld, the same King retained in his hands to
be paid to him and his successors 20s. annually; and to verify this he produced
an enrolment from the Exchequer in these words, viz.: Willielmus de Herovile
tenet Wednesburi in escambium de Stuntingfeld de jure uxoris suæ et reddit per
annum viginti solidos per manus Vicecomitis, et consuevit reddere quatuor libras
infra firmam Comitatûs quod quidem recordum residet in ligula recordorum de
termino Paschæ anno regni regis nunc nono." And he prayed for judgment
as the King is now in seisin of the said exchange. Verdict for John de
Heronville. m. 17, dorso.
Oxon. John de Parles was attached to answer a plea of Nicholas de
Stafford that whereas John had stated to the King that all the land which
William de Parles, who had been hanged for felony, held in Great Rolandrith
was held of the said John and not of any other, so that after inquisition made
into the matter the King had delivered the land over to him to hold saving
the right of others, the said Nicholas had intimated to the King that the
land was held of him and not of the said John, and ought to fall to him as
his eschaet, and the King wishing to do full justice in the matter had
taken the land again into his hands, and had summoned the said John for
And John de Parles came and stated that two carucates of land in Great
Rollandrith were held of him solely (integre) and not of the said Nicholas,
because they together with the land which William de Parles formerly held
in the vill of Honeswurth (Handsworth) by hereditary right, had formerly
belonged conjointly to the ancestors of William and John, and they were
afterwards divided between two sisters Juliana and Agnes, and to Juliana
the eldest was assigned the said two carucates in Rollandrith as her purparty,
and to Agnes was assigned the tenements in Honeswurth, and William
descended from Agnes, and sometime after the division of the lands between
the two sisters, an ancestor of William acquired half the tenement in
Rollandrith from the ancestor of the said John, to be held by homage and
the service of a farthing annually; (fn. 6) and as regards the other half he stated
that he the said John being in good seisin had enfeoffed the said William de
Parles of it, to be held by homage and the service of a farthing annually, and
he appealed to a jury.
And Nicholas stated that whatever might have been pleaded by John
respecting Honeswurth, the land of Rollandrith was divided between the
said sisters so that the half which was assigned to Agnes descended to the
said William by hereditary right, and not by the feoffment of an ancestor of
the said John, and it was held of him as capital lord; and as regards the other
half he stated that the said John had enfeoffed William of it, to be held of
the capital lords of the fee, retaining no service to himself, so that William
had died in the homage of him (Nicholas); and he appealed to a jury.
The Sheriff therefore is commanded to summon a jury for the Quindene of
Trinity. m. 9, dorso.
Staff. The suit of Hugh de Beaumes versus Robert de Frankeville and
Hillaria the widow of William de Harcurt for damages and compensation
owing to Hillaria having married herself to Robert without his permission,
after her marriage had been given to him by King Henry the King's father,
is adjourned to the Quindene of St. John the Baptist, the defendants not
appearing. m. 2, dorso.
Banco Roll, Trinity, 9 E. I.
Staff. Robert de Scoreswurth and Cecilia his wife recover a messuage
and four bovates of land in Schetelton (Chettleton) versus Hugh de Schetelton,
by default of the latter. m. 33.
Staff. Nicholas le Barun of Stafford was summoned by Edmund de
Stafford to aquit him of the service which the King exacted from him for
the free tenement he holds of Nicholas in Norton de Mores (sic), and in
which Nicholas is medius and ought to acquit him; and he stated that he
held of Nicholas a carucate of land in Norton Mores by the service of a pair
of gees for a falcon, and that the King distrained him to do suit to the
Hundred of Pyrhulle every three weeks, and he produced the deed of Robert
de Stafford the father of Nicholas (whose heir he is) which testified he had
given the said land to him.
Nicholas appeared and acknowledged the deed, but denied that Edmund
had suffered any injury, or had ever been distrained for suit of Hundred
through any defect of acquittance by him, and he appealed to a jury. The
Sheriff is ordered to summon a jury for the morrow of St. Martin. m. 42.
Staff. William de Boweles and Isabella his wife sue William de Eelynges
for 26s. rent in Ruggeleye (sic, Rowley Regis), which Henry le Flemyng
formerly held of them, and which should revert to them as their eschaet,
Henry having died without leaving any heirs. William de Eclynges stated
that Henry had held the tenement of him, and appealed to a jury, which is to
be summoned for the morrow of St. Martin. m. 42.
Coram Rege, Michaelmas, 9–10 E. I.
Oxon. Robert the Vicar of the Church of Asthale was sued by William
de Perton for taking his corn and hay at Esthall to the value of 60s. Robert
appeared and stated he had taken no corn belonging to William, because it
belonged to his Vicariate of Esthall, and he appealed to a jury. The Sheriff
is ordered to summon a jury for the Octaves of Hillary. m. 11.
Oxon. John de Parles has license of concord with Nicholas the Baron of
Stafford respecting a messuage and two carucates of land in Rollandrith, and
they have a chirograph. m. 14.
Warw. Richard de Stratton came before the Justices on the Thursday
after the Feast of the Apostles Simon and Jude, and performed homage to
Thomas son of Thomas de Estleye (Astley) for the lands and tenements he
holds in the vill of Hullmorton (Hillmorton), and acknowledged that he held
them of him by the service of a twentieth part of a knight's fee and suit at
his Court of Hillmorton every three weeks. m. 18.
Staff. Richard de Acoure (Okeover) appeared against Vivian de Standon,
Warine de Rushale, William de Erleton, Richard de Bissopeton (Bishton),
John de Tymberlake, and two others, in a plea that whereas the custody of
two parts of two carucates of land in Casterne belonged to him by a demise
made to him by Robert de Aucore (Okeover), from whom John de Ippestanes
held the land by knight's service, and he was in peaceable seisin of the said
custody, Vivian and the other defendants had ejected him vi et armis, and
taken goods and chattels belonging to him to the value of £40. None of the
defendants appeared, and the Sheriff is ordered to distrain and produce them
on the Quindene of Easter. m. 51.
Staff. Ralph de Lymeseye and Joan his wife sued Richard de Thikeleon
(sic, Thickbroom) for cutting down and carrying away their trees at Weford.
Richard did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to produce him on the
Quindene of Easter. m. 45, dorso.
Staff. Thomas the Provost of Kynges Swyneford not appearing to
prosecute his suit against William de Stafford and Walter his brother for
an assault and battery, it is dismissed. m. 18, dorso.
Staff. The Prior of St. Thomas the Martyr of Stafford acknowledged he
owed to Thomas de Audelime 60 marks, to be repaid by three instalments
specified, and Thomas de Audelime acknowledged a deed in these words:
Omnibus, etc., Thomas de Audelime in Comitatu Cestriæ salutem. Noverit
universitas vestra me concessisse, etc., fratri Nicholao Priori Sancti Thomæ
juxta Stafford advocationem Ecclesiæ de Audelime cum omnibus juribus, etc.,
sicut aliqua elemosina liberius, etc., teneri poterit in perpetuum, etc. Hiis testibus:
Domino Radulpho de Hengham, tunc Justiciario de Banco Domini Regis
principali, Domino Gocelino de Badelesmere, tunc Justiciario Cestriœ, Dominis
Willielmo de Audeley, Nicholao de Stafford, Willelmo Bagot, Willielmo de
Stafford, Rogero de Peulesdon, Willielmo de Mere, Henrico de Kerswelle,
Militibus, Radulpho de Burgo, Willielmo de Titteley, Willielmo de Burton,
Ricardo de Hunsterton, et aliis. m. 5, dorso.
Staff. Nicholas the Baron of Stafford and Richard le Bedel were
summoned to answer the complaint of the Abbot of Crokesdene that they
had taken two of his oxen in the high road in the vill of Acle (Oaken) and
had driven them to his park of Braddele, where he had illegally detained them
until given up by the King's precept, and for which he claimed 40s. as
Nicholas and Richard appeared and stated they had taken the cattle
justly in a certain tenement which Theobald de Verdon held of him by
homage and by scutage when it fell due, and that the said homage and scutage
was in arrear.
And the Abbot stated he held the tenement from which the cattle had
been taken in perpetual alms, and that Hervey de Stafford the grandfather
of Nicholas, whose heir he is, had released and quit-claimed to the Abbey of
Crokesdene and monks by his deed all forinsec service, scutages, etc., which
he could claim by reason of the said tenement of Aka which was of his fee,
excepting a service of 10s. annually, which they paid to the lords of Chertelegh
(Chartley). Nicholas acknowledged the deed of Hervey, but stated that at
the time he executed it the monks were not in seisin of the tenement from
which the said cattle were taken, and he appealed to a jury. A postscript
adds that twelve jurymen came at Easter, who stated on oath that the Abbot
was in seisin of the tenement at the date of the deed of Hervey de Stafford.
Verdict for the Abbot, and his damages are taxed at 20s. m. 19.
Staff. David de Pakyngton sued Peter son of Peter de Colcestre for two
virgates of land in Pakyngton, and he sued William Sleyning for a virgate
of land in the same vill, and he sued Joan the wife of John de Blaveneye for
three virgates of land and 4s. rent in the same vill as her right, and in which
they had no entry except by a demise which the said David had made to
Robert Salveyn for a term now expired. The defendants appeared, and Peter
stated as regards his tenement he could not answer without Alice his wife,
who is alive, and who was enfeoffed together with him of the said tenement.
David withdrew his plea.
And the said William stated as regards his tenement he could not answer
without his wife Eda, who was alive, and had been enfeoffed with him of it.
David withdrew his plea. And Joan, as regards her tenement, called to
warranty William de Wymundeham who is to be summoned for Hillary
Term, the summons to be made in co. Norfolk. m. 21.
Staff. The same David sued Robert son of Henry de Sueynefen (Swinfen)
for a virgate of land in Pakynton and he sued Geoffrey son of Henry de
Sueynefen (Swinfen) for a virgate of land in the same vill, and he sued
Robert son of Nicholas for a virgate in the same vill. The defendants did
not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to take the land into the King's
hands and to re-summon them for Hillary Term. m. 21.
Staff. Nicholas de Stafford gives half-a-mark for license of concord
with Richard son of Richard Brun and Agnes his wife. (fn. 7) The half mark
is remitted at the instance of Ralph de Hengham (the Justiciary). m. 42.
Staff. John de Parles and Cecilia his wife withdraw their plea of entry
against John le Clerk of Great Hayford, Hugh de Brok, and others, respecting
tenements in Great Hayford and Caldecotes. (fn. 8) m. 46.
Staff. A convention enrolled by which William de Dechtghull conveyed
to Ralph de Hengham his manor of Ruleg (Rowley Regis) for a term of six
years from the Feast of All Saints, 9 E. I., the said Ralph to render to
William a reasonable value or as much as the men of the manor give annually;
and the said Ralph will pay to William the term for two years at once.
Witnesses: Sir William de Kavereswelle, Sir William de Morthon, Sir John
de Hornville (Heronville), Sir Richard de Stratton, Richard de Esprigunel,
William le Eschampiun, William atte Holte of Hilton, and others.
Staff. Deonisia the widow of Otvel Purcel sued Nicholas Baron of
Stafford for a third of a messuage, a carucate of land, 20 acres of wood, and
50s. rent in Shareshulf (Shareshill) as her dower. Nicholas appeared and
stated he held nothing except by reason of the wardship of Otvel son and
heir of the said Otvel, and Deonisia withdrew her writ.
The same Deonisia sued Ralph le Tayllur for a third of three acres of
land, and Ralph le Flemmeng for a third of a half a virgate and six acres of
land in the same vill as her dower, and they did not appear. The Sheriff is
ordered to take the dower claimed into the King's hands, and to summon
them for the Octaves of Hillary. m. 93.
Staff. Alice de Dokesey appeared against Henry Wymer in a plea that
he should warrant to her the third of two water mills, 50 acres of land, and
30 acres of meadow in Lamescote, which Richard de Turville and Albreda
his wife claimed of her as the dower of the said Albreda; and Henry did not
appear. The Sheriff is therefore to take into the King's hands land of Henry
to the value of the land in question, and to summon him for Hillary Term.
Staff. (fn. 9) Richard de Stratton (Stretton) sued Richard le Marshall of
Morton, Magister Andrew de Stratton, Henry de Lodyngton, and two others
named, for services and customs due to him for the tenements they hold of
him in Hull Morton (Hillmorton). The defendants did not appear, and the
Sheriff is ordered to distrain and produce them at Easter. m. 105.
Staff. Roger de Launton (Loynton) and Petronilla his wife sue Richard
Corbet for ten acres of land in Thorelton as the right of Petronilla by writ
of entry; and Richard called to warranty Robert Corbet, who is to be
summoned for Easter Term. m. 105.
Derb. Petronilla the widow of John de Audeleye (fn. 10) sued William de
Scardlowe for a third of a messuage and fifty acres of land in Scardelowe and
14s. of rent in Scardelowe and Thurlaston which she claimed in dower; and
he did not appear. The dower claimed to be taken into the King's hands,
and William to be summoned for Hillary Term. m. 118.
Staff. Margaret the widow of Henry le Flemyng sued William de
Eclynge for a third of a messuage and a carucate of land, six acres of
meadow, six acres of wood, and 100s. rent in Rouleye as her dower; and he
did not appear. The dower claimed to be taken into the King's hands, and
William to be summoned for the morrow of the Purification. m. 133.
Staff. Nicholas de Stafford sued Henry de Lacy Earl of Lincoln and
William de Audethelega for suit and service owing to him for the free
tenements which they hold of him in Caldon, Ryhston (Rushton), Hylton,
and Burwardeslyme (Burslem); and they did not appear. To be attached
for Easter Term. m. 134.
Staff. Thomas de Goldene sued William de Sogenhull and Doreya his
wife for £100 owing to him; and they did not appear, and they were
attached by Thomas Brian of Pesehall and Adam de Pesehall. They (i.e.,
the sureties) are therefore in miscricordiâ; and the Sheriff is ordered to
distrain and produce them on the morrow of the Purification. m. 143.
Staff. The suit of Roger Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield versus Robert
de Somerford for a messuage and eleven acres and a half of land and two
acres and a half of meadow in Brewode, adjourned to Easter through defect
of four knights of the jury, viz., Thomas de Barryngton, Geoffrey de
Greselegh, Robert de Bromlegh, and William Wyther. m. 144, dorso.
Staff. Walter de Moreale and Alice his wife were sued by Walter de
Widewarhamstal (sic, Rideware Hampstall) for customs and services owing
for a free tenement which they held of him in Wydewerhamstal; and he
stated that they held of him a messuage and a virgate of land for 12d.
annually, and by the service of finding a man for the work of a water-mill in
the same vill whenever necessary, and of which service William his ancestor
was seised in the time of King Henry the father of the King by the hands
of the said Alice, and from William, who died without issue, the right
descended to one Roger his brother and heir, and from Roger to Walter, who
now sues as his son and heir. Walter and Alice appeared, but gave no
reason why they should not perform the said service. It is therefore
considered that Walter de Wydewehamstal (sic) should recover seisin of the
said service. m. 142, dorso.
Staff. Joan de Perton and John de Tresel, the executors of the will of
William de Perton, were sued by Margaret the widow of John le Butiller for
9 marks of money; and she stated that the said William was bound to her
for £10 on the day he died for certain lands which she had demised to him
for a term; and the said executors after the death of William had rendered
to her 6 marks of the said debt and refused to pay the residue. Joan and
John appeared, and Joan stated she was not an executrix of the will, and
appealed to a jury. The Sheriff is ordered to summon a jury for the morrow
of the Purification. And John de Tresel stated that one Henry le Dekene
of Totenhale is his co-executor, and he cannot answer the plea without him.
Henry is therefore to be summoned for the same day. m. 130, dorso.
Staff. A day is given to Peter de Grauntsele and Emma the widow of
Bertram de Burgo in a plea of land at fifteen days from Hillary. m. 117,
Staff. William de Burgo sued John de Pykestoke for a messuage and
four acres of land and three acres of meadow in Burth; (fn. 11) and John called to
warranty William de Pykestoke, who is to be summoned for the Quindene of
Easter. m. 6, dorso.
Staff. Bevena the widow of William son of Reginald sued Thomas son
of William de Derlaston for a third of a messuage and a virgate of land in
Durlaston, and she sued Thomas atte Pyrie for a third of an acre and a half,
and other tenants in the same vill for a third of their holdings as her dower.
None of the defendants appeared, and the Sheriff is ordered to take the
dower claimed into the King's hands, and to summon them for Hillary Term.
m. 59, dorso.