Coram Rege Roll, Hillary, 12 E. I., apud Lincoln.
Staff. Nicholas Dun of Madele appeared against Thomas son of Thomas
de Pessale (Peshall) in a plea of maheem and breach of the peace. Thomas
did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to distrain and to produce him at
three weeks from Easter. m. 5.
Staff. The appeal of Adam de Hanchirch against Thomas de Mere and
others is dismissed, Adam not appearing to prosecute it. m. 9, dorso.
Staff. Whereas for certain causes the King wishes to be certified
respecting the demand which Peter Corbet and the other executors of the
will of Thomas Corbet had made against Richard de Loges respecting a debt of
£22 and 14s. for which Richard was bound to the said Thomas for the
redemption of his lands according to the Dictum of Kenilworth, the Sheriff
had been commanded to summon for this day William de Munslawe, Bartholomew Costard, Walter de Elmedon, and John Conseye, to compute, together
with the said Robert, the value of the goods and chattels of Richard which
had been seised for the said debt, and they did not appear. The Sheriff is
therefore ordered to distrain and produce them at a month from Easter,
wherever the King may be. m. 7, dorso.
Coram Rege Roll, Easter, 12 E. I., apud Kaer in Arvon (sic).
Warw. Geoffrey de Caunvill sued Geoffrey Canon, Robert son of Walter,
William son of Richard de Hyntes, Thomas de Endesovere, Richard de
Endesovere and Philippa the widow of Hugh de Meynill, and fourteen others,
in a plea that whereas the King had taken all his men and lands into his
protection, forbidding any one to molest them, they had come vi et armis
and trodden down his growing corn at Clifton Caunvill with their cattle and
horses and pigs, doing damage to him to the amount of £100. The
defendants appeared and stated that the land was their common of pasture
in the said vill, and appealed to a jury, and as the trespass took place in
Staffordshire, the Sheriff of Staffordshire was ordered to summon a jury to
be before the King at Michaelmas, unless Ralph de Hengham came first into
these parts; and afterwards on the Monday before the Feast of the Assumption in this year, a jury came before Ralph de Hengham at Tamworth,
and stated that the men of Geoffrey de Caunville had sowed oats in a certain
part of the heath of Clifton in the name of the said Geoffrey, and they were
growing in peace (in pace) until the Saturday before the feast of St. John
the Baptist last, on which day Geoffrey Canon and the other defendants
came with many and divers beasts and trampled down the oats, and they
put themselves at the discretion of the Justices (se ponunt in discretionem
Justiciarii); but they say that the said men of Neuton from time out of
memory were accustomed to common in the portion of the heath where
the oats were sown with all manner of cattle and for service which they
performed to the said Geoffrey de Caunville and to his mother, in the name
of the said Geoffrey, and of which services the mother of Geoffrey is now in
seisin. m. 22, dorso.
Staff. In the suit of Thomas de Mere versus William de Mere and others
for taking his goods at Mere, viz., a boat (batellum) and fishing nets, the
defendants appeared and denied they had taken any of the goods of Thomas,
and stated that certain men of the Prior of Trentham who were unknown
came to fish in a fishery belonging to William de Mere, and he had prevented
them, and they appealed to a jury. The Sheriff is ordered to summon a jury
for three weeks from Michaelmas. m. 4, dorso.
Warw. Nicholas son of Nicholas le Archer sued Margaret la Rousse for
a messuage and two carucates of land excepting two virgates in Caldecote,
and in which Margaret had no entry except by William le Rousse, who had
unjustly disseised William le Archer the great grandfather (proavum) of
Nicholas, whose heir he is. Margaret appeared and stated she held the
tenement in purparty with one William de Morteyn, without whom she
cannot answer, which William had died, and to him had succeeded one
Roger son of Roger de Morteyn as his nephew and heir, and she now held
the said tenement in purparty with the said Roger. Roger is to be summoned
in co. Stafford for the Octaves of Michaelmas. m. 2.
Staff. John son of John de Duddele sued Agnes de Duddele and Richard
her son for two messuages and seven acres of land in Lichefeud, of which
William de Duddele the grandfather of John, whose heir he is, was seised as
of fee. Agnes appeared and stated she claimed nothing but the wardship of
Richard, and Richard stated he was under age. The suit is therefore to
remain till the full age of Richard. m. 21.
Staff. Matilda the widow of John de Lyttlebyri sued Thomas Meverel
and Agnes his wife for a third of four acres in Great and Little Sandon, and
she sued Roger de Merlynton (sic, Marchington) and Alianora his wife for a
third of four acres in the same vill, and Ralph de Montjoye and Isolda his
wife, and John de Grendon and Joan his wife, and Henry de Knyveton and
Isabella his wife, in each case for a third of four acres in the same vill as her
The defendants appeared, and as regarded the third of an acre in each of
their holdings called to warranty Nicholas son and heir of William le Butiller,
who is under age, and with part of his land in the custody of Joan the widow
of William le Botiller, and the other part of whose land is in the custody of
William de Pykestoke by a deed of Richard le Botiller the grandfather of
the heir. The custodes are to be summoned for the Octave of Trinity, and to
produce the heir. Joan is to be summoned in Lancashire, and William in
And as regarded the third part of an acre in their respective holdings the
defendants called to warranty William de Trummevile (Trumwyne), who is
to be summoned for the same date. m. 37.
Staff. Matilda the widow of John de Litelbyri sued Roger de Pyvelesdon
and Joan his wife for a third of eight acres of land in Great and Little
Sandon, and Nicholas Meverel and Sarra his wife for a third of two acres,
and John le Sweyn for a third of fourteen acres in the same vill as her dower.
The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to summon them for
the Octave of Trinity, and to take the dower claimed into the King's hands.
Staff. John son of William son of Gilbert de Colton sued John son of
William de Colton for a messuage and fifteen and a half acres of land in
Colton. The defendant had made default on the morrow of All Souls, and
the tenement has been taken into the King's hands, and the plaintiff now
claimed it by his default. And John son of William pleaded he had never
been summoned at the said term, and offered to wage his law. He is therefore
to come with his compurgators (cum lege suâ) on the Octaves of Michaelmas.
Staff. The suit of Roger de Levinton and Petronilla his wife versus
Richard Corbet is dismissed, the plaintiffs not appearing to prosecute it.
m. 75, dorso.
Staff. Idonea the widow of Hugh de Wroctesley sued John le Botiller for
a messuage and half a virgate of land in Perton, and William del Hulle of
Lappeley for half a messuage and one-fourth of a virgate, and Robert Laweles
for half a messuage and one-fourth of a virgate in the same vill as her right
and maritagium (fn. 1) and in which the said John, William, and Robert had no
entry except by Amice the daughter of Hugh de Wrocteley, to whom Hugh
formerly her husband had demised it for his life.
The defendants appeared, and John called to warranty William son of
Hugh de Wrottele, and William stated he holds the tenement in question by
a demise of the said John le Botiller son and heir of the said Amice, and
called him to warranty, and Robert for the tenement for which he is sued
called to warranty the said John son of Amice, and he said also that the
tenement was the right and maritagium of the said Amice, and that Amice
together with her husband had demised the tenement to him, and for this he
called to warranty the said John likewise, as her son and heir. Adjourned to
a month from Michaelmas. m. 73, dorso.
Staff. William Trumwyne and Ralph le Mouner were attached to
answer the plea of William de la More that they had cut down and carried
away his growing timber at Great Wyrley in 8 E. I.
William and Ralph acknowledged they had cut the timber, and stated
that the wood of Great Wyrley formerly belonged to one Richard de Loges,
who had granted to William husbote and haybote and dry wood for burning
and underwood for fencing and burning in the said wood. And William de
la More had acquired (perquisivit) the wood and held the status of the said
Richard. William de la More denied that William Trumwyne had any
right to husbote and haybote in Great Wyrley, and appealed to a jury. The
Sheriff is ordered to summon a jury for three weeks from Michaelmas. m. 43,
Banco Roll, Trinity, 12 E. I.
Staff. The assize of mort d'ancestor which Ralph de Barton and Agnes
his wife arraigned against Robert de Somervile, who had been called to
warranty by Richard son of Ralph de Wychenore, and who warranted to
him a messuage and twenty-four acres of land and two acres of meadow in
Wychenore, is respited till the morrow of All Souls through defect of
recognitors. m. 9.
Derb., Staff. Agnes the widow of Oliver de Langeford sued William de
Kavereswell for a third of thirteen marks of rent in Athelaston (Ellaston)
in co. Stafford, and William called to warranty John the son and heir of
Oliver de Langeford, who is under age, and whose lands and person are in ward
to John Byroun, and John Byroun now appeared and prayed it might be
shown why he should warrant, and William stated Nigel de Langeford the
grandfather of John de Langeford, whose heir he is, demised to him the manor
of Athelaston (Ellaston) to hold for the life of William for a rent of £8 4s. 5d.,
and Oliver the father of the said John had afterwards remitted this rent
excepting one mark annually, and he produced the deed with a clause of
warranty. John Byroun pleaded that the rent in question of which a third
part was claimed as the dower of Agnes was no part of the manor in his
custody, and it was considered that he should be dismissed from the suit, and
Agnes is to recover seisin. m. 73, dorso.
Staff. Matilda the widow of John de Littleburi recovers dower against
Roger de Pyvelesdon and Joan his wife, Nicholas Merevel and Sarra his wife,
and John le Sweyn, tenants in Great and Little Sandon, by default, none of
the defendants appearing. m. 47, dorso.
Derb., Staff., Warw. The essoin of William le Botiller appeared against
Geoffrey de Gresele, the custos of the person and a portion of the lands of
William son and heir of William de Handisacre, and Roger Bishop of Coventry
and Lichfield, the custos of the other lands of the said inheritance, in a plea
that they should warrant to him a third part of a messuage and carucate of
land in Sinerecote in co. Warwick, which Ala the widow of William de
Handesacre claimed in dower; and they did not appear. The Sheriff is therefore ordered to take into the King's hands lands of the inheritance to the
value of the dower claimed; and as the Court was ignorant of the value of the
dower and of the amount of land held by each custos of the inheritance,
the Sheriff of Warwickshire was ordered to make an extent of the value of
the dower, and the Sheriff of Derbyshire was ordered to appraise the lands
held by the said Geoffrey of the inheritance; and similarly the Sheriff of
Staffordshire was ordered to appraise the land of the inheritance held by the
said Roger; and to return the valuations into the Court at the Octaves of
Michaelmas, and reference is to be made to the King, who is custos of another
portion of the lands of the inheritance by reason of the wardship of John
son and heir of William le Botiller of Wemme. m. 44, dorso.
Staff. Julia de Thene appeared against William de Merchyngton, whom
William Wither called to warranty, and who warranted to him an acre and
a rood of land in Thene, and William did not appear, and had previously
made default, and the land had been taken into the King's hands. It is
therefore considered that Julia should recover seisin, and William Wither
is to be compensated from other land of William de Merchinton. m. 27,
Banco Roll, Michaelmas, 12–13 E. I.
Staff. John de Prestewode sued Theobald de Verdun for eight acres in
Prestewode. Theobald did not appear, and is to be summoned for the Octave
of Hillary, and the land to be taken into the King's hands. m. 11.
Staff. William de Beverley (Beverlaco) the Parson of the Church of
Colton sued William le Jouene Seynur, John son of Geoffrey de Colton, and
two others named, for 60 marks owing to him. The defendants did not
appear, and are to be attached for the Quindene of Hillary. m. 21.
Staff. Geoffrey Wasteneys appeared against Eva de Oswaldesere in a
plea that she made waste and destruction in lands and houses which she held
in custody of the inheritance of the said Geoffrey in Tycsall (Tixall). Eva did
not appear, and is to be attached for the Quindene of Hillary. m. 23.
Staff. Magister Philip de St. Augustine the Parson of the Church of
Patingham sued Brother Roger de Dorcestre, John de Fexton, and four
others named, for breaking vi et armis into his houses at Patingham together
with the Prior of St. Launde, Ralph Basset of Drayton, and others, and
taking his corn, goods, and chattels to the value of £40. None of the
defendants appeared, and the Sheriff is ordered to distrain and produce them
on the Quindene of Hillary. m. 37.
Staff. Philippa who had been the wife of John de Cokefeld sued Robert
de Dutton for the manors of Great and Little Rowenhale excepting three
bovates and an acre of land in Little Rowenhale. Robert called to warranty
John de Cokefeld, who is to be summoned in co. Oxon to be in Court on the
Quindene of Hillary. m. 42.
Staff. The Sheriff had been ordered to levy 25 marks on the lands
and chattels of Philip de Chetewynd and Isabella his wife by writ of fieri
facias, to pay William le Brun according to a recognizance made in Court
by the said Philip and Isabella, and which ought to have been paid at Easter,
12 E. I., and the Sheriff returned he had done nothing in the matter, because
Philip was dead, but he had chattels to the value of the debt. The Sheriff
is therefore ordered to levy the money and produce it at the Octaves of
St. Martin. m. 44.
Staff. Amice the widow of Richard Machen sued Robert de Barre for a
third of ten acres of moor in Great Barre as her dower. Robert called to
warranty Richard son of Richard Machen, who is to be summoned for the
Octaves of Hillary. m. 48.
Staff. In the suit of Robert de Somerford versus Roger the Bishop and
others for breaking open his pound and rescuing the cattle impounded at
Somerford, the Bishop appeared and denied the trespass, and appealed to a
John de Kynton and the other defendants also appeared and stated that
John was the Bailiff of the Bishop in the manor of Brewode, and that the
cattle impounded belonged to Stephen le Carpenter (one of the defendants),
and Stephen had complained to John the Bishop's Bailiff that as Robert had
impounded them unjustly, and he had found pledges to prosecute his suit
respecting them, he ought to deliver the cattle, and the others had only
intervened as neighbours to testify to the release of the cattle, and they
appealed to a jury. The Sheriff is ordered to summon a jury for the morrow
of the Purification. m. 52.
Staff. The suit of Roger Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield versus Robert
de Somerford for a messuage and eleven acres of land, and two and a half
acres of meadow in Brewode, is adjourned to the Purification owing to the
default of three of the Knights who formed the jury, viz., Geoffrey de Greseley,
Robert de Bromlegh, and William Wyther; they are therefore in misericordiâ.
Lanc., Staff. Thomas Meverel and Agnes his wife, Roger de Merchynton
and Alienora his wife, Ralph de Monjoye and Isolda his wife, John de
Grendon and Joan his wife, Henry de Kyveton and Isabella his wife, and
Richard de Tylynton and Agnes his wife, appeared against Joan the widow
of William le Botiller, the custos of the person and a part of the lands of
Nicholas son and heir of William le Botiller and William de Pickstok custos
of the other part of the lands in question, in a plea that they should warrant
to them the lands claimed against them in Great Sandon and Little Sandon
by Matilda the widow of John de Litelbyri as her dower, viz., the third part
of an acre and a half held by each (coparcener). The defendants did not
appear, and as the Court was ignorant of the value of the lands of the inheritance of the heir held by the respective custodes, the Sheriff of Lancashire
is ordered to value all the lands and tenements which the said Joan held in
her custody of the inheritance, and similarly the Sheriff of Staffordshire is to
do the same with respect to the same lands held in custody by William, and
to return the valuations into Court at the Quindene of Hillary. The defendants to be summoned for Easter Term. m. 80.
Hunts., Staff. The same plaintiffs sued Roger son of John de Litlebyri
to warrant to them lands in Great Sandon and Little Sandon claimed by the
same Matilda in dower, and he did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to
take lands of the said Roger to the value of the dower claimed into the King's
hands, and Roger to be summoned for Easter Term. m. 80.
Staff. Joan the widow of Philip de Coulegh sued William son of the
Chaplain of Wode-Eyton for a messuage and half a virgate of land, and half
an acre of meadow in Wode-Eyton, in which he had no entry except through
Philip formerly her husband, who had demised the tenement to him for the
life of Philip. William appeared and stated he entered through his father
Stephen, and not by Philip, and a postscript states that at Easter 14 E. I. a
jury found in favour of William. m. 82.
Staff. John de Blakelawe and Margaret his wife sued Hugh de Hakedone
for a third of a messuage and thirty acres of land in Eccleshale, and William
Meverel for a third of a messuage and thirty acres of land in the same vill as
the dower of Margaret of the gift of Richard le Barber her former husband.
The defendants appeared and prayed a view. Adjourned to the Quindene of
Hillary. m. 93.
Staff. In the suit of Margaret widow of William de Lee against tenants
in Fulford for dower, the defendants called to warranty Richard son of
William du (sic) Lee, who appeared in Court and warranted their lands to
them and admitted the right of Margaret to dower. The tenants are therefore
dismissed from the suit, and Margaret is to be endowed from the land of
Richard to the value of the dower claimed. m. 117.
Staff. Alianora de Ferars appeared against Thomas de Bray in a plea
that whereas the custody of the land and heir of William le Botiller belonged
to her until the lawful age of the said heir, and she was in peaceable seisin of
the said custody, the said Thomas together with Edmund the King's brother,
Joan la Botilere and Ralph de Rolleston, had violently ejected her from the
custody. Thomas did not appear, and the Sheriff returned he held no
lands within his bailiwick; and it was testified he held lands in co. Bedford.
The Sheriff of Bedfordshire is therefore commanded to attach him to appear
at a month from Easter. m. 120, dorso.
Staff. Matilda the widow of William de Arderne sued Peter de Arderne
for a third of a messuage, of a hundred acres of land, forty acres of pasture,
forty acres of wood, and 40s. of rent in Knetton (Cnotton) as her dower; and
the Sheriff had been commanded to summon him for the Octaves of St.
Michael, 12 E. I., and he made default, and the Sheriff had been ordered to
take the dower claimed into the King's hands, and Matilda now claimed it by
And Peter now appeared and denied he had been summoned as stated,
and offered to wage his law. It is therefore considered that he should wage his
law (quod vadiaret ei legem duodecimâ manu), and come with his law (veniet
cum lege (fn. 2) ) on the morrow of the Purification. And the attorney of Peter was
informed that he must attend in person. A postscript adds that the said
Peter appeared and made his law (fecit legem suam), and Matilda is in misericordiâ for a false claim. m. 113, dorso.
Staff. The suit of Isolda widow of Richard de Rollowe against William
Gilbert for dower is dismissed, Isabella not appearing; her sureties, Nicholas
de Salt, and John de Salt are in misericordiâ. m. 99, dorso.
Staff. Muriel the widow of John de Swynnerton sued Adam le Chapelyn
for a third of ten acres and a half of land in Swynnerton, and Elyas de Boys
for a third of ten and a half acres of land, and two others for a third of their
holdings in the same vill as her dower. The defendants appeared and
prayed a view. Adjourned to the Quindene of Hillary. m. 83, dorso.
Staff. Hugh de Beaumes appeared against Robert de Fraunkeville and
Hyllaria his wife in a plea that whereas the late King had given to him the
marriage of the said Hyllaria who had been the wife of William de Harecurt,
deceased, who held of the King in capite, by a fine by the terms of which the
forfeiture fell to him if the said Hyllaria engaged herself to marry without
the license of himself or the King, the said Hyllaria had married the said
Robert to the damage of the said Hugh and against the terms of the King's
concession. The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to
distrain and produce them on the morrow of the Purification. m. 82, dorso.
Staff. Alice the widow of Saer Mauveysin sued the Prior of St. Thomas
of Stafford for a third of four messuages and two carucates of land in Cotes
as her dower. The Prior prayed a view, and the cause is adjourned to the
Quindene of St. Martin. m. 50, dorso.
Staff. The suit of William son of Thomas de Bedulf against Theobald
de Verdon for a messuage, three bovates, and thirty acres of land, twenty
acres of wood, and 5s. of rent in Fenton-Culverd, is dismissed, William not
appearing to prosecute it. m. 27, dorso.