Assizes taken at Stafford before William de Mortimer and Roger de Bellafago, Justices assigned, etc., on the Thursday the morrow of St. Margaret the Virgin. 34 E. I. (21st July, 1306.)
Staff. An assize, etc., if Thomas son of Walter de Ridewarehampstall, Thomas son of Thomas de Arderne, Nicholas, John, and Ralph brothers
of Thomas son of Thomas, Hugh son of John in le More, Robert de
Melburne del Horecros, John Neel, William atte More, and four others
named, had unjustly disseised Roger de Ridewarehampstall of a messuage,
nine acres of land, three of pasture, and half an acre of moor and pasture in
Ridewarehampstall Chapel in Ridewarehampstall (sic). Thomas son of Thomas
answered as tenant, and also for the others as bailiff, and stated that Thomas
de Arderne his father, whose heir he is, died seised of the tenements as of
fee, and after his death Robert de Stepelton the capital lord of the fee took
possession as custos by reason of his minority, and had afterwards demised
the custody to one Robert de Hoyland; and he prayed judgment on the writ
because the said Robert his custos was not named in it.
Roger stated that the said tenements were formerly in seisin of one Hugh
de More, who had enfeoffed him of them, and he was in good seisin until
ejected by the defendants. A day was given to the parties to hear judgment
at Wolverhampton on the Wednesday before the Purification. m. 17.
Staff. Thomas le Rous and Walter de Wynterton and Anabel his wife
not prosecuting their writ respecting common of pasture in Waleshale against
the Abbot of Oseneye, to convict a jury of twelve of a false judgment, are to be
apprehended; and their sureties, viz., Richard son of Hugh de Swynefen
and Nicholas his brother, are in misericordiâ. m. 17.
Staff. Juliana Hod recovers twenty-two acres in Kyngesleyebothes, in a
suit against Roger Hod, as nearest heir to her brother Henry Hod. m. 17.
Assizes taken at Lychefeld, before the same Justices, on the Friday before the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, 34 E. I. (fn. 1) m. 18.
Staff. Henry son of Thomas son of Peter le Peddere withdraws his suit
against Thomas son of Ralph le Godrydere and others respecting a messuage
and two acres of land in Athelaston (Ellaston). m. 18.
Staff. Richard Elyot of Alrewas not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisin
against Edmund de Sumerville and others respecting tenements in Whychenovere (Whichnor), he and his sureties, viz., Philip de Sumerville and
William de Hampton, are in misericordiâ. m. 18.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Robert de Esnynton and Margaret his wife had
unjustly disseised William son of John de Nortone of common of pasture in
two hundred acres of wood and twenty acres of moor in Esnynton (Essington)
appurtenant to his free tenement in Norton near Canokbury. Robert pleaded
that no common in Esynton was appurtenant to any tenement in Norton;
and if that was given against him, he stated he was lord of Esnynton, and
had approved the tenement as was lawful. William afterwards withdrew
his writ, and he and his sureties, Robert le Keu of Norton, and Robert
Alwyne of the same, are in misericordiâ. m. 18.
Staff. Hugh son of Geoffrey de Denston recovers a messuage and forty
acres of land in Denston in a suit against Richard atte Watre and Margaret
his wife, by writ of mort d'ancestor. m. 18.
Staff. The suit of John son of Ralph le Teynturer of Forebrugge, versus
Richard le Palmer of Burton, Richard Kirry of Ricardescote, and others,
respecting common of pasture in Roulowe near Stafford, is dismissed,
Richard le Palmer producing a deed which showed that he held the moor
and marsh conjointly with Felice his wife and Richard his son, who were not
named in the writ. m. 18.
Staff. Richard son of Peter le Brewestere, of Hosebrok, not prosecuting
his writ of novel disseisin against William son of Peter le Brewestere and
others respecting tenements in Brewode Episcopi, he and his sureties, viz.,
William Schene and William Colet, are in misericordiâ. m. 18.
Staff. Peter de Hakedene not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisn
against Roger son of Margery and others respecting tenements in Eccleshale,
he and his sureties, viz., William Parent of Horseleye, and John le Leu of
Ecleshale, are in misericordiâ. m. 18.
Staff. Roger son of Peter Corbison not prosecuting his writ of mort
d'ancestor against Adam de Onyleye and others respecting tenements in
Madeleye, he and his sureties, viz., Robert Mody and William Drak, are
in misericordiâ. m. 18.
Staff. Richard de Leghes, Clerk, and Cecilia his wife recover a messuage,
five acres of land, three of pasture, and one of wood in a suit against Hugh
de Kent of Lockesleye. Damages half a mark. m. 19.
Staff. Richard son of Henry the Chaplain recovers a rent of 10s. in
Colton in a suit against William Gryffyn of Colton and Alianora his wife.
Damages 22s. m. 19.
Staff. The suit of Alice daughter of Alexander Craket of Middelwych,
versus Richard de Vernun of Harlaston, for a messuage and two virgates of
land in Herlaston, is dismissed, on the ground that the name of Richard was
written Richard le Vernun on the writ. m. 19.
Staff. Henry de Erkebarghe not prosecuting his writ of novel disseisin
against Roger Thomasescriaunt and others, respecting tenements in Chylinton,
he and his sureties, viz., John Ryot of Brewode, and Thomas de Erkebarwe,
are in misericordiâ. m. 19.
Staff. Margaret formerly wife of Thomas son of Christiana of Trentham,
not prosecuting her writ against Richard Utlaghe of Newcastle-under-Lyme
and Alice his wife, she and her sureties, viz., Thomas de Knotton of Newcastle, and Thomas son of Adam of the same, are in misericordiâ. m. 19.
Assizes taken at Stafford (no date named). (fn. 2)
Staff. An assize, etc., if John de Cave and John de Pelham had unjustly
disseised John son of Richard de Haselouere of half a messuage and half a
virgate of land in Clifton-Camville. John de Cave answered for both, and
stated that Hugh de Cave his brother, whose heir he is, died seised of the
tenements as of fee, and he had entered into them after his death as nearest
heir Adjourned to the Vigil of the Purification at Wolverhampton through
defect of recognitors. m. 20.
Staff. An assize, etc., if Richard le Palmere of Burton and Felicia his
wife, and Richard and Roger sons of the said Richard, Richard Kyrry of
Rycardescote, John son of John de Roulowe, and Geoffrey and Richard his
brothers had unjustly disseised John son of Ralph le Tenturer of Forebrugge
of common of pasture in Roulowe appurtenant to his free hold in Forebrugge
and Roulowe, viz., in forty acres of land, etc. Richard le Palmer answered
for all the defendants, and stated that there was no common in Roulowe appurtenant to any tenement in Forbrugge; and if that was given against him, he
pleaded that John had no free tenement in Forebrugge to which common of
pasture in Roulowe was appurtenant.
The jury found that common in Roulowe was not appurtenant to any
tenement in Forebrigge unless the owner held land both in Roulowe and
Forebrugg, and that the said John son of Ralph had a tenement in (word
illegible), and that the defendants had unjustly disseised him of common
in the said land; and as regards common in nine acres of moor and
marsh, they say that John had a right of common in them between Easter
and Michaelmas in each year, and that the defendants had disseised him of it.
He is therefore to recover seisin of the said common of pasture, and his
damages are taxed at 40d.; and he is in misericordiâ for his false claim for
the residue. m. 20.
Staff. John son of John de Shelton and Emma his wife not prosecuting
their writ of mort d'ancestor against John son of Robert atte Lowe and
Amice his wife respecting tenements in Chatculne, he and his sureties, viz.,
Robert le Keu of Podemor and Robert Thomasmon of Podemore, are in
misericordiâ. m. 20.
Staff. Alice daughter of Alexander Craket of Middelwych not prosecuting her writ of novel disseisin against Richard le (sic) Vernun of Herlaston
and others respecting tenements in Harlaston, she and her sureties, viz.,
Thomas son of Thomas and Richard de Bromleye are in misericordiâ. m. 20.
Staff. Walter son of William de Linton of Horecros not prosecuting his
writ of mort d'ancestor against Robert le Suthrene and others respecting
tenements in Horecros, is in misericordiâ.
Staff. Richard son of Richard de Lee and William his brother not prosecuting their writ of novel disseisin versus Richard du Lee and another, they
and their sureties, viz., William de Kendale of Fulford and John le Messer
of the same, are in misericordiâ. m. 20.
Staff. Alice daughter of Thomas de Norton and Matilda wife of Richard de
Benetlega, put in their place William son of John de Norton or William de
Ronton versus John Doyley in a plea of mort d'ancestor. m. 20.