Plea Rolls for Staffordshire
2 Edward III

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Institute of Historical Research

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Major-General Hon. G. Wrottesley & Rev. F. Parker (editors)

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1890

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4-8

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'Plea Rolls for Staffordshire: 2 Edward III', Staffordshire Historical Collections, vol. 11 (1890), pp. 4-8. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52478 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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De Banco Roll. Easter, 2 E. III. Apud Ebor.

Staff. Alina, formerly wife of Richard de la Lee, sued Richard de la Lee for a third of a messuage and a carucate of land in Berleston, which she claimed as dower. Richard did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to take the dower claimed into the King's hand, and to summon him for the Octaves of Trinity. m. 4.

Staff. Agnes, formerly wife of William, son of Hamon de Adbaston, sued Stephen le Blount, Clerk, for the third of two messuages, one hundred acres of land, four acres of meadow, two acres of wood, and 6s. 6d. of rent in Adbaston, which she claimed as dower. Stephen did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to take the dower claimed into the King's hand and to summon him for the above date. m. 4.

Staff. Isabella, formerly wife of Philip de Chetewynde, sued John, son of John de Bromshulle for a third of 30 acres of land in Gretewych (Gratwich), which she claimed as dower. John prayed a view, and the suit was adjourned to the Quindene of Trinity. m. 74.

Staff. Roger de la Mare and Agnes his wife sued Robert de Stepelton and Isabella his wife for a third of a messuage, three carucates of land, 6 acres of meadow, 30 acres of wood, 20 acres of pasture, and 18d. of rent in Great Barre near Waleshale, which they claimed as dower of Agnes. The defendants prayed a view, and the suit was adjourned to the Quindene of Trinity. m. 74.

Leyc. The same Roger and Agnes sued Robert de Stepelton for a third of the Manor of Normynton, on the Heth, as the dower of Agnes. Robert prayed a view, and the suit was adjourned to the Quindene of Trinity. m. 74.

Staff. Ralph Basset, of Drayton, and Joan his wife, sued the Prior of Kenilworth, in a plea that he should carry out a covenant made between them respecting the Manor of Pattleshull near Patingham. The Prior did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to attach him for the Quindene of Trinity. (fn. 1) m. 93, dorso.

Staff. The Dean and Chapter of St. Cedde, of Lichfeld, sued Robert de Tene and Hugh de Peshale for a debt of £83 6s. 8d. The defendants did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to attach them for the Quindene of Trinity. m. 93, dorso.

Staff. William de Weston sued John de Perton, John de la Pole of Wolvernehampton, and William, son of John de Perton, for a debt of £26. None of the defendants appeared, and the Sheriff was ordered to distrain, and produce them at three weeks from Michaelmas. m. 90, dorso.

Staff. John de Hambury and Katherine his wife sued Nicholas de Rolleston, in a plea that he should render to them a reasonable account for the time he was the receiver for the said Katherine. Nicholas did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to attach him for the Quindene of Trinity. m. 52, dorso.

Staff. John de Ruycroft appeared by attorney against Robert de Esenyngton, John de Hugeford, Thomas de Benham, William de Buckyngham, William le Tailloresone, and Adam, son of Richard de Ruycroft, in a plea that they had forcibly broken open a chest belonging to him at Hulton, (Hilton) and taken from it goods and chattels, to the value of £10, and six charters and two deeds of quit claim and other muniments. None of the defendants appeared, and the Sheriff returned certain sums he had levied from their goods by distress. He was therefore ordered as before to d strain, and produce them at the Quindene of Trinity. m. 25, dorso.

De Banco Roll. Mich., 2 E. III. Apud Ebor.

Staff. Roger de Verdon Clericus sued John de Brikhull, the Parson of the Church of Staundon, for 22 marks and 6s. 8d., the arrears of an annual rent of 5 marks, which he owed to him. John did not appear, and a mandate had been sent to the Bishop to produce him. The Sheriff was therefore commanded to attach the Bishop, so that he should produce his Clerk at the Octaves of St. Martin. m. 59.

Staff. Robert Bythewater, of Salt, sued Agnes, formerly wife of Andrew le Keu, of Weston-upon-Trent, and Stephen her son, for ten acres of land in Salt. Agnes did not appear and had previously made default, and the land had been taken into the King's hands. Robert is therefore to recover seisin. m. 254.

Staff. Thomas, son of Thomas de la Hyde, sued John, son of Richard le Shepeherde, of Pendeford, for an acre of land and two acres of pasture in Pendeford. John prayed a view, and the suit was adjourned to three weeks from Easter. m. 254.

Staff. William de Stafford, Chevaler, sued James, son of William de Stafford, for a debt of £40, and by another writ he sued James, son of William de Stafford, Richard Wolrich, William, son of Alexander, Robert Roleg, and Richard Smalrys, that each of them should render him a sum of £45, which they unjustly detained. None of the defendants appeared, and the Sheriff was ordered to distrain, and produce them at the Quindene of Hillary. m. 299, dorso.

Staff. William, son of Alice, daughter of Thomas de Norton, sued Simon de Cave for half a messuage, half of 30 acres of land, 2 acres of meadow, 4 acres of moor, and 20 acres of heath in Norton, near Canokbury. Simon did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to take the tenements into the King's hand, and to summon him for the Quindene of Hillary. m. 311.

Staff. Roger Corbesson sued Walter Cotyn for three acres of land in Madeleye, and he sued William de Grafton for four acres in the same vill. The defendants did not appear and had previously made default, and the tenements had been taken into the King's hand. Roger therefore recovers seisin by their default. m. 332.

Staff. John de Tettebury and Joan his wife sued Katrine de Glaseleye (fn. 2) for the third part of a rent of £10, in Wrottesleye, which they claimed as the dower of the said Joan. Katrine did not appear and had previously made default, viz., at the Octaves of Holy Trinity last past, and the Sheriff had been ordered to take the said third part into the King's hands, and the Sheriff had done nothing and sent no writ. He was therefore ordered as before, and to summon her for the morrow of the Purification. m. 342, dorso.

Staff. John de Tettebury sued Thomas le Cartewryghte in a plea that he should render him a reasonable account for the time that he was the receiver of his money. Thomas did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to attach him for the Quindene of Hillary. m. 342, dorso.

Staff. Roger de la Mare and Agnes his wife sued Robert de Stepelton and Isabella his wife for a third of a messuage, three carucates of land, 6 acres of meadow, 30 acres of wood, 20 acres of pasture, and 18d. of rent, in Great Barre, near Walshale, as the dower of Agnes of the dotation of Philip de Stepelton her first husband.

Robert and Isabella appeared by attorney, and called to warranty William de Frome, and the Sheriff was ordered to summon him for the Quindene of Hillary. William to be summoned in co, Hereford. m. 75, dorso.

De Banco. Hillary, 2–3 E. III.

Staff. Roger, son of Peter Corbessone, sued John Gyffard, of Chylington Chyvaler, and Alditha, formerly wife of John Gyffard, of Chilyngton, for the manor of Chylyngton as his right, &c., by writ "de consanguinitate. The defendants prayed a view, and the suit was adjourned to the Octaves of Trinity. m. 2.

Staff. In the suit of William, son of Alice, daughter of Thomas de Norton, against Simon de Cave for tenements in Norton, near Canokbury; Simon had made default at Michaelmas term, but appeared at this term in Court and denied the summons and offered to wage his law. And a day was given to the parties at the Quindene of Trinity. A postscript states that Simon waged his law at Michaelmas term, 3 E. III., and the suit was dismissed. m. 51, dorso.

Staff. Thomas de Leycestre, Parson of the Church of Clifton Camville, sued Hugh, son of Hugh de Tymmore, for a debt of 45 marks. Hugh did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to distrain and produce him at three weeks from Easter. m. 82.

Staff. William, son of William de Whitehurst, sued Richard, son of William de Whitehurst for a messuage and seven acres of land, and two acres of meadow in Dulverne (Dilhorn,) which William de Whitehurst had given to Thomas de Whitehurst and heirs of his body, and failing such, to remain to the said William and his heirs. Richard denied that the said William had given the tenements to Thomas, as stated, and appealed to a jury which is to be summoned for the Octaves of St. John the Baptist. m. 169.

Staff. The Abbot of Mira Valle (Mirevault) sued Richard de Holand for a messuage and an acre of land in Barton, which he claimed as the right of his Church, by writ of "quare cessavit per biennium." (fn. 3) Richard did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to take the tenements into the King's hand, and to summon him for the Octaves of St. John the Baptist. m. 185.

Staff. John de Tettebury and Joan his wife sued Katrine de Glaseleye for the third part of a rent of £10, in Wrottesleye, which they claimed as dower of Joan, and the Sheriff had been ordered to summon the said Katrine for the Octaves of Trinity, 2 E. III., on which day she had made default, and the Sheriff had been ordered to take the dower claimed into the King's hand and to summon her for the Octaves of Michaelmas, on which day the Sheriff made no return, and he was again ordered to take the dower into the King's hand and to summon her for the Octaves of St. Martin, on which day, the Sheriff made no return, and he was ordered as before, and to summon her on the morrow of the Purification, and the Sheriff now returned that he had taken the dower into the King's hand, and had summoned her for the said date. And Katrine now appeared by attorney, and John and Joan claimed the dower by her default.

Katrine pleaded that she had never been summoned on the said Octaves of Trinity according to the law of the land "secundum legem terre," and offered to wage her law, for which her sureties were John le Say and James de Podemor, of co. Stafford. She is therefore to appear with her compurgators (cum lege suâ) at Westminster at a month from Easter. And her attorney was told that she would have to appear in propriâ personâ to wage her law. m. 204.

Staff. Hugh de Gunston appeared by attorney against Thomas le Cok, of Wrottesleye, in a plea that he should render a reasonable account for the time he was bailiff of the said Hugh in Gunston. Thomas did not appear, and the Sheriff was ordered to arrest and produce him at the Quindene of Holy Trinity. m. 190, dorso.

Staff. The suit to determine whether a messuage and four acres of land in Fulfen near Morghale, were free alms appurtenant to the Church of Bisshopes Ichynton or the lay fee of Adam de Walton the Parson of the Church of Mitton, (fn. 4) whom William de Walton of Fulfen had called to warranty, and who had warranted the tenements to him was respited till the morrow of St. John the Baptist through defect of a jury. m. 189, dorso.

Staff. William le Messager, and Alice his wife, sued William Colyn, of Longedon for the third of a messuage and six acres of land in Longedon, and they sued Peter de Brerdon and Alice his wife for a third of two messuages and ten acres of land, and three other tenants in the same vill for a third of their respective tenancies, which they claimed as the dower of Alice. None of the defendants appeared, and the Sheriff was ordered to take the dower claimed into the King's hand and to summon them for a month from Easter. m. 169, dorso.

Footnotes

1 The last Sir William Bagot, of the Hyde and Patshull, had sold Patshull in 19 E. II., and Ralph Basset had been in treaty with the Prior for its purchase. It was eventually acquired by Sir William Shareshull, the Chief Justice, in the year 1338. (Huntbach MS. at Wrottesley.)
2 Sir William de Wrottesley, who died in 1313, married for a second wife Katherine, the widow of Sir Alan de Glaseley, who is the Katherine de Glaseley named in the above suit. She was a daughter of John L'Estrange the Baron of Knockin. Joan, the wife of John de Tettebury was widow of another Sir William de Wrottesley. who died in 1320. (Eyton's "Antiquities of Shropshire," Vol I., and deeds at Wrottesley.)
3 viz., that the service due for the tenement had not been rendered for two years.
4 Mitton must have been formerly a place of much more importance than it is at present, being the caput of a Knight's fee, with a manorial Court, and a Church. It is now merged into the Parish of Penkridge, although more than three miles from that town.