Banco Roll. Easter, 24 E. I.
Staff. Salop. Bogo de Knovile and Alianora his wife, Joan formerly
wife of William Barentyne, Robert de Bracy and Matilda his wife, sued
Thomas son of Nicholas de Aldytheleye for a messuage and a carucate of
land in Loskesford in co. Salop, which was valued at 70s. annually, as the
right of the said Alianora, Joan, and Matilda, in which the said Thomas had
no entry except by a disseisin which James de Aldytheleye had unjustly made
of Hugh de Albo Monasterio, the uncle of the said Alianora, Joan, and Matilda,
whose heirs they are. Thomas called to warranty Giles de Alditheleye, who
appeared and called to warranty Nicholas de Aldytheleye, who is to be
summoned in co. Stafford for the Octaves of Michaelmas. m. 7.
Staff. The suit of Matilda formerly wife of William de Declyngge versus
Roger son of Roger de Somery, for a third of the manor of Rouleye, is respited
till the Octaves of St. Michael, reference not having yet been made to the King
concerning it (eo quod nondum locutus est cum Rege). m. 49.
Staff. The Prior of Stanes was summoned by the Prior of Kenilworth
to render to him £10, the arrears of an annual rent of 12 marks 6s. 8d.,
and he stated that Brother John, formerly Prior of Stanes, at Brewode, on
the tenth of the Kalends of January, A.D. 1292, and the Convent of that place,
had pledged themselves to pay the said rent to the Prior and Convent of
Kenilworth, and he produced the deed. The Prior of Stanes appeared and
acknowledged the deed, and conceded that unless the said annual rent was
paid in future, the Sheriff might raise it by writ of fieri facias, and for this
concession the Prior of Kenilworth remitted the arrears which were owing.
Staff. Walter Beysin appeared against Hugh de Beumes in a plea that
whereas it had been provided by statute that the custodians of lands and
tenements which were held in soccage during a minority, should render a
reasonable account of the issues of the lands, etc., to the heirs when they
reached their full age, the said Hugh refused to render his account for the
lands, etc., of Walter in Byllyngesleye and Cylnenton, which were held in
soccage, and the custody of which the said Hugh had held whilst Walter was
under age. Hugh did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to distrain and
produce him at the Octaves of St. Michael. m. 96.
Staff. Joan formerly wife of John de Wanton withdrew her writ of entry
versus Robert de Somerville respecting a messuage and 160 acres of land, six
and a half acres of pasture, and 16s. of rent in Tuttenhull (Tattenhill). m. 113.
Letters of protection for William Bagot, who was about to proceed to
Gascony with Robert fitz Walter in the retinue of Edmund the King's brother.
m. 149 dorso.
Staff. Richard the Prior of St. Thomas the Martyr near Stafford, sued
Philip de Chetwynd for a messuage, a carucate of land, and five acres of wood
in Rewyl (Rule), as the right of his Church, and in which Philip had no entry
except by an intrusion which he had made after the death of Philip de
Mutton, to whom Nicholas de Aspeleghe, formerly Prior of St. Thomas, his
predecessor, had demised the tenements for the life of Philip de Mutton.
Philip appeared and stated the tenements were formerly in seisin of one
Ralph de Mutton his ancestor, whose heir he is, and who gave them to the
said Philip de Mutton to be held by him and the heirs of his body, and if
the said Philip should die without issue, the tenements were to revert to the
said Ralph and his heirs; and Philip de Mutton had died seised of them, and
had left no issue, and after his death Philip de Chetewynde had entered
into them as nearest heir of the said Ralph, per formam donationis, and he
appealed to a jury. A postscript states that a jury ex consensu partium gave
a verdict at Trinity Term, 24 E. I., and stated that the said Philip de Mutton
had an intention to enfeoff Nicholas the Prior of St. Thomas of the said
tenements in 14 E. I., and had with his own hand delivered seisin to the
Prior of the said messuage, and the Prior had been in seisin for a month,
within which time he had ploughed the land with his own plough, and had sown
what was ready for seed, but during the whole time a certain female servant
(ancilla) of Philip occupied the messuage with milch cows in the name of
Philip, and depastured them in the tenement, and she was responsible to the
said Philip for all the dairy produce (de toto exitu albi), viz., butter and cheese;
and they said further that the said Prior being afraid that he was not in
complete seisin, arranged with the said Philip that Philip should eject him,
and that he should recover seisin by an assize of novel disseisin, and this had
been effected; (fn. 1) but that the said Prior had never executed the judgment of
the Court, for Philip continued his seisin until his death, and died seised of
the tenements; and as the jury found that the said Prior had not demised the
tenements to the said Philip for his life as he had averred, judgment was
given in favour of Philip de Chetewynde. m. 24, dorso.
Banco Roll. Michaelmas, 24 E. I.
Staff. John son of Robert de Cotes, together with Richard de Alrewych
and William son of Nicholas, sued William de la Doune for a messuage and a
carucate of land in Bradeleye. William appeared and pleaded he could not
answer without the said Richard and William son of Nicholas his coparceners.
They are therefore to be summoned for the Octaves of Hillary. m. 23.
Staff. The suit of Robert le Mareschal of Aston versus Thomas the Prior
of Stone is dismissed, Robert not appearing to prosecute it. m. 29.
Staff. The suit of Walter de Beysin versus Robert Beysin, tenant of two
parts of a messuage and a carucate of land, three acres of meadow, and 10s.
of rent in Shuston, is respited till the Quindene of Hillary, through defect of
a jury. m. 43.
Staff. Reginald de Legh, Magister Robert de Stafford, William son of
Robert de Cavereswell, and William de Fulford, the executors of the will of
William de Cavereswell, sued Joan formerly wife of William de Cavereswell,
William Godfrey, Henry de Cavereswell, and William de la Doune, for
£150 16s. 1¼d. The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered
to distrain and produce them at the Quindene of St. Martin (a note states
Reginald de Legh had died). m. 45.
Staff. The suit of William son of Peter Corbison versus John Giffard of
Chilynton, for the manor of Chylinton, is respited till the morrow of the
Purification, through defect of a jury. (fn. 2) m. 47.
Staff. Ermegarda formerly wife of Henry de St. Maur, sued Roes
formerly wife of Henry de St. Maur, for a third of a rent of £26 in Felde as
her dower. Roes prayed a view, and the suit is adjourned to the Quindene
of St. Martin. m. 90.
Norht. Ermegarda formerly wife of Henry de St. Maur, sued Roes
formerly wife of Henry de St. Maur for a third of the manor of Herdwyk as
her dower. Roes prayed a view, and the suit is adjourned to the same day as
the other. m. 90.
Staff. Cecilia formerly wife of Roger de Narudale (Narrowdale), sued
Adam le Hunte of Uttokeshather for a third of a messuage and 16 acres of
land in Narudale as her dower. Adam called to warranty Thomas de
Petherwyk, who is to be summoned in co. Derby for the Quindene of St.
Martin. A postscript adjourns the case till five weeks from Easter. m. 90.
Staff. Margaret formerly wife of Richard de Marnham sued William son
of Richard le Clerk of Corfton for two acres of meadow and two and a half
of pasture in Bromwych as her right and inheritance. William prayed a
view and the suit is adjourned to the morrow of the Purification. m. 98.
Staff. The same Margaret sued Margaret formerly wife of Richard le
Clerk of Corfton for an acre of meadow and one and a half acres of pasture in
Bromwych as her right, etc., and she did not appear. The Sheriff is therefore
to take the land claimed into the King's hand, and summon her for the same
date. m. 98.
Staff. Alesia formerly wife of William de Trumwyne not appearing to
prosecute her suit for dower in Great Sandon and Little Sandon, against
William de Stafford, the case is dismissed. m. 102.
Norht. Hugh de Mortimer sued Felicia formerly wife of Philip de Monte
Gomery for two parts of the manor of Whelton, by a writ of right, (fn. 3) which
John Wake the capital landlord remitted to the King's Court, and he pleaded
that one William his ancestor was seised of the tenements in demesne in the
time of King Henry the King's father, and from William the right descended
to another William as son and heir, and from this William who died s.p. to
Jocosa his sister and heir, and from Jocosa to Hugh the plaintiff as son and
heir. Felicia denied the seisin of the original ancestor, and appealed to a
great assize, and a day is given to the parties at three weeks from Easter.
Staff. William de Thicknesse, who brought a writ of entry against
Nicholas de Thicknesse respecting a messuage and carucate of land in
Thicknesse, withdrew his writ. m. 161.
Staff. William de Neuton, Clericus, recovers a toft in Aston-upon-Colefield
in a suit versus Matilda formerly wife of Richard de Tamenhorn, through
default of the latter. m. 200, dorso.
Warr. The Sheriff had been commanded to distrain Alexander de Fryvill
and Joan his wife, one of the heirs of Philip Marmyun and to produce them
at this term to acknowledge the service by which they held their tenements
in Ryseby, in co. Lincoln, of Gilbert de Gaunt, and which services the said
Gilbert had conceded to the lord the King by fine, etc. A postscript states
that Alexander and Joan appeared on the Octaves of Hillary, and stated that
one Mary (formerly) wife of the said Philip held the said vill of Reseby in
dower, and it was of the inheritance of the said Joan and of Ralph son and
heir of Ralph le Botyler, and of Joan daughter of the said Philip, who was
one of the co-heirs (fn. 4) and was under age and in ward to the King; and they
pleaded they could make no acknowledgment of service before the partition
of the inheritance. The cause is therefore to remain sine die. m. 182, dorso.
Staff. Agnes de Somery appeared in court and gave up to Ralph Basset
of Sapecote, Amabel the daughter and heir of Ralph de Rokeby, who had held
his land of Ralph Basset by military service. m. 103, dorso.
Staff. Margaret formerly wife of Richard de Marnham recovered eight
and a half acres of land in Bromwych from John de Salileye, and an acre from
Walter de Linden, four acres from Richard son of John Fyne, and two acres
from Ralph son of John Fyne, and an acre and a half from Margaret formerly
wife of Richard le Clerk, in the same vill, by default of the defendants.
m. 85, dorso.
Staff. Margaret formerly wife of Thomas le Freman of Tyllinton sued
Thomas Gerbode for a third of two messuages, forty-seven acres of land, and
ten acres of pasture in Tyllynton as her dower. Thomas called to warranty
Robert son and heir of Richard de Tillynton, who was under age and in ward
to Ralph Basset of Chedel, and whose land is in the custody of Richard le
Mazon. Richard (le Mazon) now appeared and stated he held the said
tenements from which dower was claimed as custos of the inheritance of the
said heir, viz., with one Dionisia his (Richard's) wife, by a demise of Thomas
Tuchet and Simon Tuchet, Philip son of Philip de Draycote and of Robert
de Newton, the executors of Alice Tuchet, by virtue of a deed which he
produced, and which contained no clause of warranty, and he prayed judgment
on this point. Afterwards the said Richard, by permission of the Court,
acknowledged the claim to dower, and as it was testified he held sufficient
of the freehold formerly belonging to Thomas (le Freman) the husband, it is
considered that the said Thomas Gerbode should hold his land in peace, and
Margaret be endowed out of the land held in custody. m. 81, dorso.
Staff. The Sheriff was ordered by writ of recordari to transfer into this
Court the suit of Edith de Pirie versus William de Hamelton, the Parson of
the Church of Honesworth (Handsworth), for a trespass committed against
her, and which she complained had been falsely conducted in the County
Court; and the Sheriff returned the names of four Knights, viz., Geoffrey de
Gresele, John Hamelyn, William de Whytinton, and Robert de Bromle (fn. 5) who
did not appear. He is therefore to distrain and produce them at the
Quindene of Hillary. m. 78, dorso.
Staff. William de Mere gives half a mark for license of concord with
Hugh de Veel and Aloyna his wife. m. 68, dorso.
Staff. Richard son of Hervey de Stretton sued Robert Champyun and
Agnes his wife for half a virgate of land in Stretton, of which Richard de
Stretton his grandfather had been seised in the reign of King Henry the
King's father, and from Richard the right descended to Henry his son and
heir, and from Henry to Richard who now sues. Robert and Agnes called
to warranty William Champyun, who appeared and warranted the tenement
to them, and denied the seisin of Richard the grandfather, and appealed to a
jury, which is to be summoned for the Quindene of Hillary. m. 64, dorso.
Salop. Joan daughter of Roger de Pyveleston by her custos appeared
against William de Venables, Henry de Cresswall, Roger de la Vile, and John
del Brodeoke, in a plea that they had abducted from Pyvelesdon (Puleston)
vi et armis Robert the son and heir of Robert de Morton, who was under age,
and whose marriage belonged to her. The defendants did not appear, and
the Sheriff is ordered to distrain and produce them at the Quindene of Hillary;
and as regards the heir, the Sheriff returned he was not within his Bailiwick,
but was living in co. Chester in the custody of John de Croye. The Justiciary
of Chester is ordered therefore to produce the heir at the same date. m. 43.
Staff. Lettice formerly wife of William de Alrewych (Aldridge) not
appearing to prosecute her suit for dower against Alan le Breton, it is
dismissed. m. 21, dorso.