Coram Rege Roll. Easter, 21 Edward I.
Salop. In the suit of William le Botiler of Wemme, against Walter de
Hopton for waste and destruction in Wemme, a jury stated that Walter had
cut down twenty oak trees, worth 2s. each, after the death of Matilda his wife.
William is therefore to recover their treble value according to statute. Damages £6. m. 34.
Salop. William brother and heir of Gawan le Botiler withdrew his writ
against Walter de Hopton for waste and destruction in Hynestoke. m. 34.
Staff. The suit of the King versus Thomas Corbet, for free warren and
wayf in Kyngesbromlegh, was adjourned to Hillary term, 22 Edward I.,
to enable Thomas to produce his charter. m. 35.
Staff. The suit of the King versus Richard de Loges, for the manor of
Great Wirlegh, was adjourned to the morrow of All Souls, to be heard before
the King. A postscript states that Richard de Breteville the King's attorney
appeared on that date, and testified that Richard was dead. The writ was
therefore discharged, and the King's attorney was ordered to carry on the suit
against the existing tenant of the manor. m. 36.
Staff. William brother and heir of Gawan le Botiler withdrew his writ
against Walter de Hopton for causing waste and destruction in Alkementon
Staff. Hugh de Otteleye sued William son of Robert de Staundon,
Magister Thomas and Warine, the brothers of Robert de Staundon, and
Maddoc le Waleys for a trespass. None of the defendants appeared, and
the Sheriff was ordered to arrest them and produce them at the Quindene of
St. John the Baptist. m. 11, dorso.
Coram Rege Roll. Michaelmas, 21 Edward I.
Staff. In the suit of Quo warranto against Hugh le Blund, who claimed
pleas of the Crown and other franchises in Penkriz, Hugh stated that he
and his ancestors had held the said liberties from time out of memory,
and appealed to a jury. The Sheriff is ordered to summon a jury of twentyfour, of which six are to be Knights girt with the sword, to be coram Rege
ubicunque, etc., at the Octaves of Trinity next. m. 37.
Staff. In the suit of the King versus Edmund the King's brother, respecting the advowsons of Wolstanton and Stoke, the attorney of Edmund pleaded
that the said vills belonged to the manor and Castle of Newcastle-underLyme, and that King Henry the King's father had granted to Edmund and
the heirs of his body the said manor of Newcastle, with the vill and castle
and all advowsons of churches pertaining to the said manor, and he appealed
to the records of the Chancery of 51 H. III. The King's attorney denied
that the advowsons formed a part of the gift, and the Sheriff was ordered to
summon a jury of twenty-four as in the last suit, for the Quindene of Easter.
Staff. In the suit of Quo warranto against the Dean and Chapter of
Penkryz, who claimed view of frankpledge, assize of bread and beer, and
infongenthef in Penkryz and More, the Dean and Chapter pleaded they
had held the said liberties from time out of memory, and appealed to a jury,
which is to be summoned for the Quindene of Easter. m. 43.
Staff. In the suit of Quo warranto against Hugh de Audeleye and Isolda
his wife, who claimed pleas of the Crown and other franchises in Arleye,
Hugh and Isolda appeared in Court and stated they held the said manor for
the life of Isolda of the inheritance of Edmund de Mortimer, without whom
they cannot answer to the writ. The Sheriff was therefore ordered to summon
Edmund, who came and stated that one John de Burgo held the said manor
with the said liberties, and which were in use during his time, and John
gave the manor with the said liberties to Robert Burnel, who conveyed the
manor to the present King, and the King had granted it with the same
liberties to Letard de Heny, and Letard, with the King's permission, gave it
to Roger de Mortimer the father of Edmund, and they stated he and his
father and all who had held the manor had held the said liberties with it
from time out of memory, and they appealed to a jury. Hugh and Isolda
afterwards produced the Charter of King Edward, dated the fourth year of
his reign, granting permission to Letard de Heny and heirs to sell the manor
to Roger de Mortimer, to be held of the King in capite for the service of one
Knight's fee. The King's attorney pleaded that the said liberties pertained
to the Crown, and could not be annexed to a manor so as to pass with it, and
the case is adjourned to Trinity term, 22 E. I., reference to be made to the
King in the interim. m. 43.
Staff. William de Epwell the custos of William le Botiler sued Walter
de Hopton for causing waste and destruction in the inheritance of William in
Alkementon and Blore, by cutting down one hundred oaks worth 40d. each,
between the 15th year of the King's reign and the date of the writ, viz.,
15th July, 21 E. I. Walter denied the waste, and appealed to a jury, and
the Sheriff was ordered to make inquisition on the spot. A postscript states
that the Sheriff returned the inquisition at Easter, 22 E. I., by which it
appeared that Walter within the term specified had cut down one hundred
and forty oaks, each worth 12d., in the woods of Alkementon and Blore, viz.,
in Le Rowenhey and Knolles, and throughout the wood in various places as
far as Colebrok, and he had also given four oaks to the men of the country and
the King's bailiffs, each worth 18d. It is therefore considered that William
should recover triple damages according to statute, viz., £32 8s. m. 45.
Salop. The same William recovered £18 8s. 6d. for waste and destruction
caused by Walter de Hopton at Hynstoke. m. 45.
Staff. The Sheriff had been ordered to raise 10 marks from the goods and
chattels of John son of John fitz Philip, for a debt owing to the estate of
Robert, lately Bishop of Bath and Wells, and he returned that he held the
sum penes se. He is therefore ordered to pay it into Court at the Quindene
of Hillary. m. 48.
Banco Roll. Michaelmas, 21 E. I.
Staff. Magister Elyas de Napton, parson of the Church of Eccleshale, sued
Peter son of Reginald de Stapeleye for half a carucate of land in Eccleshale
as the right of his Church, and of which his predecessor Andrew de Derby
was seised as of fee and in right of his Church in the time of King Richard.
Peter appeared by attorney and took exception to the writ, because the land
was in Joniston (Johnstone) and not in Eccleshale, and because Cecilia
formerly wife to Reginald de Stapeleye, held a third part of the tenement
in dower, and held it on the day the writ was sued out, viz., 6th May, 21 E. I.
It afterwards appeared that Peter was under age, and the suit is to remain
till his full age m. 120.
Staff. Ralph de Kersewelle and Margaret his wife sued William Germayn
of Fenton-Culverd for a third of two parts of two messuages and of two parts
of two bovates of land in Fenton-Culverd, which they claimed as dower of
Margaret. William did not appear, and had previously made default at
Trinity term. Ralph and Margaret are therefore to recover seisin. m. 130.
Staff. Margaret formerly wife of John de Acovere sued Henry son of
William fitz Herbert for a third of a messuage, three carucates of land, a
water mill, thirty acres of meadow, one hundred and fifty acres of wood, and
£10 of rent in Acovere (Okeover) as her dower. Henry called to warranty
Roger son and heir of John de Acovere, who is under age and in ward to
Margaret, and whose land is in the custody of William de Monte Gomery;
and he produced a deed of the said John the father which testified that John
the father had given the said tenements to the said Henry with a clause of
warranty. The custodians are therefore to be summoned for the Quindene of
Hillary, on which day Margaret is to produce the heir in Court. m. 152.
Staff. Roger de Levynton and Petronilla his wife not appearing to
prosecute their writ against the Prior of St. Thomas near Stafford for a
rent of 2s. 11d. in Cherleton, the suit is dismissed. Their sureties John fitz
Elias of Cherleton, and Robert Tunny of Stafford are in misericordiâ.
Staff. John de Arderne sued Magister Adam de Walton, Canon of the
Church of St. Cedde of Lychefeld, for four and a half acres of meadow in
Elleford. Adam took exception to the writ, because he held a certain dignity
in the Church, viz., that of precentor, and which ought to have been stated in
it. John obtained permission to withdraw his writ. m. 199.
Staff. Cecilia formerly wife of Henry de Wyvereston sued Magister
Richard Crambel and Pavia his wife, and Roes sister of Pavia, for a third of
five messuages, two carucates and a half of land, six acres of meadow, fifty
acres of wood, eight acres of pasture, and 47s. of rent in Befcote; and she
sued Henry de Wyvereston for a third of five messuages, a carucate of land,
a mill, and 22s. 4d. of rent in Wyvereston (Worston) as her dower. The
defendants appeared, and Henry called to warranty for the dower claimed
against him, Richard Crambel, Pavia, and Roes, who are to be summoned for
the Quindene of Hillary; and Magister Richard, Pavia, and Roes pleaded
that Cecilia was not entitled to dower, because she had not been lawfully
married to Henry. A mandate was therefore sent to the Bishop to make
inquisition into the facts, and return it at the same date. A postscript states
that the Bishop returned that the said Henry and Cecilia had been lawfully
married. Cecilia is therefore to recover dower.
The same Cecilia sued Joan the daughter of Roger de Assheley for a third
of a toft and thirty acres of land in Befcote, and she sued William son of
Adam de Cotes and Margaret his wife for a third of 5s. of rent in the same
vill. The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to take the
dower claimed into the King's hands, and re-summon them for the Quindene
Staff. The Abbot of St. Ebrulph, John Asser, and two others, were
summoned by William Iracle of Stafford for an illegal distress; and he stated
they had taken two horses and two oxen belonging to him, and driven them
to the Abbot's manor of Onne, and for which he claimed 40s. damages. The
Abbot answered for all the defendants, and stated that William held of him a
tenement in Forthyate by fealty and the service of 40d. and suit at his Court
of Forthyate and Merston (Marston) every three weeks, and because 4d. of
his rent was in arrear, he had taken a horse, and because he had made default
at the Court of Merston, he had taken another horse, and as regards the oxen,
that William had been elected in Court to collect the rent of Forthyate, and of
which service the Abbot was in seisin by the hands of Geoffrey Iracle the
father of William; and as the rent was in arrear through the default
of William, he had taken two oxen as was lawful. William stated he held
his tenement of the Abbot by the service of 40d. and fealty and three
appearances annually in the Abbot's Court of Merston, and no service was
in arrear at the date of the distress. A jury is to be summoned at five weeks
from Easter. m. 230.
Derb. The Sheriff had been ordered to take Richard de Draycote, Knight,
and detain him in the King's prison till he had satisfied a debt of £11 16s. 8d.
which he had acknowledged to owe to Ralph de Croppil before Michael the
jeweller, Mayor of Nottingham, and John de Rempeston, the King's Clerk,
deputed to take recognizances of merchants; and he returned that Richard
resided in co. Stafford, and held land there sufficient to satisfy the claim.
The Sheriff of Stafford is therefore commanded, etc. (as before). m. 235.
Staff. Robert Bek sued Richard son of Philip de Draycote for causing
waste and destruction in lands of his inheritance in Tene and Hopton, and
which Richard held by the courtesy of England. The Sheriff was ordered to
attach Richard for the morrow of the Purification. (A postscript shows successive adjournments of the suit up to Michaelmas, 22 E. I.). m. 228, dorso.
Staff. The King sued Hugh le Blund for a messuage and two carucates
of land, excepting sixty acres of land and six of meadow in Penkeryz
(Penkridge), by writ of right, and of which Henry the King's great-grandfather had been seised, etc.; and Hugh le Blund stated that Walter Huse had
granted all his land in Pencryz to Andrew le Blund his father, and he called
to warranty John son and heir of John Husee, the heir of the said Walter,
who was under age. Hugh le Louther the King's attorney stated John was
of full age, and the Sheriff had been ordered to produce him at this term; and
John son of John Husee now appeared, and was of full age, and warranted the
tenements to Hugh le Blund and defended his right, and put himself on a jury
in the place of the King's great assize (et ponit se in juratam patriœ loco magnœ
assisœ domini Regis). Adjourned to the morrow of the Purification. m. 208,
Warw. The Prior of St. Thomas near Stafford and Thomas de Standon
the executors of the will of Roes de Standon, sued John de Montefort for
70 marks. John appeared, and the Prior had permission to withdraw his
suit, because Thomas his co-executor had died. m. 136, dorso.
Staff. Matilda, formerly wife of John son of Adam de Norton sued
William son of Juliana de Homerwich and Alice his wife for a third of half
a virgate of land in Homerwich (Hammerwich) as her dower. The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff is ordered to take the dower claimed into
the King's hands. m. 101, dorso.