Fines of mixed counties
Henry VI, Edward IV and Richard 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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242-252

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'Fines of mixed counties: Henry VI, Edward IV and Richard III', Staffordshire Historical Collections, vol. 11 (1890), pp. 242-252. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52505 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Fines of Mixed Counties. Temp. Hen. VI, Ed. IV, and Ric. III.

A fine dated 2 Hen. VI, by which the manors of Drayton Basset, Walsale, and Patyngeham, and many other manors in other counties were settled on Richard de Beauchamp, Earl of Warrewyk, and Isabella le Despencer, Countess of Worcester, and their male issue, and failing such, to the right heirs of the said Earl for ever.

On the Octaves of St. Martin. 3 Hen. VI.

And afterwards recorded on the Octaves of St. Hillary. 3 Hen. VI.

Between John Colewych, John Breton, and Thomas Cook, Chaplain, complainants, and Roger Aston, Knight, and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants of the manor of Langeley Meynyell and of the fourth part of the manors of Yeveley and Newehall, and of the advowson of the church of Herteshorne, in co. Derby, and of the fourth part of the manor of Kyngeley, in co. Stafford, and of the fourth part of the manor of Savagebery, in co. Wygorn, and of the advowson of the church of Kynges Neweton, in co. Warwick.

Roger and Elizabeth acknowledged the right of the complainants, for which they granted the said manors, etc., to Roger and Elizabeth and the heirs of Elizabeth for ever.

On the Octaves of St. Michael. 5 Hen. VI.

Between William Boerleie, of Bromcrofte, John Wynnesbury, and Thomas Mordeford, complainants, and John Chitwode and Margaret his wife, deforciants of a mill in Okeleye, in co. Stafford, and of four carucates of land, twelve acres of meadow, forty acres of wood, and 8s. rent, in Norton-in-leHalys and Betton-under-Lime, in co. Salop.

John Chitwode and Margaret granted the tenements to the complainants and heirs of William, for which the complainants gave them 100 marks.

At a month from Easter. 8 Hen. VI.

And afterwards recorded on the Octaves of Holy Trinity. 8 Hen. VI.

Between William Everdon, Robert Longley, Chaplain, and Thomas Gilbard, Chaplain, complainants, and William Hunte and Margery his wife, deforciants of three messuages in Kydermestre, in co. Wygorn, and of three acres of meadow in Kynware, in co. Stafford.

William Hunt and Margery grant the tenements to the complainants and heirs of William Everdon, for which the complainants gave them 100 marks.

On the Octaves of Holy Trinity. 11 Hen. VI.

Between William Neuport, Chaplain, John Curteys, Chaplain, Richard Batemon, Chaplain, Richard Warde, Chaplain, and Nicholas Underhull, complainants, and Thomas Roddesley and Katrine his wife, deforciants of three messuages, a carucate of land, eight acres of meadow, forty acres of pasture, and 14s. of rent in Covene, in co. Stafford, and of two messuages, two tofts, a carucate of land, four acres of meadow, ten acres of pasture, and 6d. rent in Prenthorp and Stretton-upon-Dunnesmore, in co. Warwick.

Thomas and Katrine acknowledged the right of the complainants, and further conceded that three messuages, a carucate of land, eight acres of meadow, forty acres of pasture, and 14s. of rent, part of the said tenements, which Richard Lowe and Petronilla his wife held for the life of Petronilla of the inheritance of the said Katrine in the vill of Covene, and which, after the death of the said Richard and Petronilla should revert to them, and the heirs of Katrine, should remain to the complainants and heirs of William, for which the complainants gave them 100 marks.

On the Quindene of St. Hillary. 12 Hen. VI.

Between John Leventhorp, the elder, Armiger, John Leventhorp, the younger, Robert Suthwell, and Henry Roppesley, Clerk, complainants, and William Leventhorp, of Wednesbury, and Joan his wife, deforciants of the manor of Tymmore, in co. Stafford, and of the fifth part of the manor of Egynton-on-the-Hethe, in co. Derby.

William and Joan granted the said manor and fifth part to the complainants and heirs of Henry, for which the complainants gave them 300 marks.

On the Morrow of the Ascension. 12 Hen. VI.

Between Humfrey, Earl of Stafford, complainant, and William Wylkes, deforciant of the manor of Dorlaston, and eighty acres of land, six acres of meadow, and 9s. of rent in Dorlaston and Bentley, and of the advowson of the church of the same manor, in co. Stafford, and of the manor of Lee in Yerdeley, in co. Wygorn.

William acknowledged the said manors and advowson to belong to the Earl and his heirs, of which the said Earl held the manor of Dorlaston and the advowson of the church, and further conceded that the said manor of Lee, which John Unet and Alice his wife held for the life of Alice, shall revert after their death to the said Earl and his heirs, and for this grant the Earl gave him 200 marks.

On the Morrow of All Souls. 13 Hen. VI.

Between John Bothe and Joan his wife, Richard Lone, and John Lone, complainants, and William Wirley, deforciant of the manor of Hyde and six messuages, nine tofts, six carucates of land, thirty acres of meadow, twenty acres of pasture, twenty-four acres of wood, and 40s. of rent in Gunston, Brewode, Chilynton, Bromhall, Hatton, Codeshale, Pendeford, Bellerbrok, Blymynhyll, and Brynton, and the advowson of the church of Blymynhylle, and of sixty cartloads of underwood annually to be taken in Chilynton, co. Stafford, and of a messuage, two tofts, a carucate of land, twelve acres of meadow, ten acres of pasture, eight acres of wood, and 2s. of rent in Hemme, in co. Salop.

The complainants acknowledged the said manor, tenements, rent, and annual cartloads of underwood, and advowson to be the right of William, for which the said William granted them to the said Richard Lone and John Lone, to be held for their lives, with remainder to Thomas Chesterfeld Clerk, William Neuport, son of William Neuport, of Wolvernehampton, Clerk, William Hyde, Vicar of the church of Sondon, John Appelby, Armiger, and William Leveson, Armiger, and to the heirs of William Hyde for ever.

On the Quindene of St. John the Baptist. 13 Hen. VI.

And afterwards recorded on the Octaves of St. Michael. 14 Hen. VI.

Between John Merston and Rose his wife, and Hugh Dyke, complainants, and Richard Praty, Clerk, and John Merbury, deforciants of the manor of Tyxhale, and of the advowson of the church of the said manor, in co. Stafford, and of the manor of Shaynton alias Shavyngton, in co. Salop.

John Merston and Rose, and Hugh acknowledged the right of the deforciants, for which the deforciants granted the manor of Tyxhale and the advowson to the said John Merston and Rose, and their issue, and failing such issue, to the issue of Rose, and failing such, to Alianora Harecourt and her issue, and failing such, to the right heirs of the said Hugh for ever, and they further granted to the said John Merston and Rose, and Hugh, the said manor of Shaynton, to be held by them and the heirs of the said Hugh for ever.

On the Octaves of St. Michael. 15 Hen. VI.

Between John Pryce, Chaplain, Hugh Hayteley, and John Dorlaston, complainants, and Richard Archere and Alice his wife, deforciants of the manor of Stotfold and of a messuage, 100 acres of land, eight acres of meadow, and twenty acres of wood in Haselore and Drayton Basset, in co. Stafford, and of a messuage and half a virgate of land in Ippusley, in co. Wygorn, and of three messuages, and five virgates of land in Esterleke, in co. Notts, and of two messuages, two virgates of land, and six acres of meadow in Lullyngton, in co. Derby, and of the manor of Mourton Bagot, and of the advowson of the church of the said manor, and of four messuages, a mill, 252 acres, and two virgates of land, and twenty acres of meadow, twelve acres of pasture, four acres of wood, and 17s. 1d. of rent in Dorsehull, and ten other places named in co. Warwick.

Richard and Alice acknowledged the said manors, tenements, rents, and advowson to be the right of the complainants and heirs of John Pryce, for which the complainants gave them 300 marks.

At a month from Easter. 16 Hen. VI.

Between John Cokayn, Knight, and Isabella his wife, complainants, and Richard Byngham and Richard Brumley, deforciants of the manors of Tyssynton and Balyden, co. Derby, and of the manor of Calton, in co. Stafford.

John acknowledged the right of the deforciants, for which they granted the said manors to him and Isabella and to their issue, and failing such, to Edward Cokayn, Armiger, and his issue male, and failing such, to the right heirs of John for ever.

On the Quindene of Trinity. 17 Hen. VI.

Between William Everdon, complainant, and Elizabeth Everdon, deforciant of a messuage, a mill, eighty acres of land, ten acres of meadow, and 40s. of rent in Overton and Wombourne, in co. Stafford, and of fourteen messuages, thirty acres of land, three acres of meadow, an acre of moor, and 6s. rent in Kydermynstre, in co. Wygorn.

Elizabeth remitted all claim to William and his heirs, for which he gave her 200 marks.

On the Quindene of St. Martin. 18 Hen. VI.

Between John Beauchamp, Knight, John Ferrers, Armiger, and William Donyngton, complainants, and Philip Chetewynde, Knight, and Elena his wife, deforciants of the manor of Bromwych, and of a moiety of the manor of Wheteacre, in co. Warwick, and of a moiety of the manor of Barre, in co. Stafford, and of a moiety of the manor of Doreton, in co. Bucks, and of a moiety of the manor of Kyngeston Bagpuys, in co. Berks.

Philip and Elena granted the said manor and moieties to the complainants and heirs of John Ferrers, for which the complainants gave them 500 marks.

On the Morrow of All Souls. 18 Hen. VI.

Between John Blythe, Clerk, Thomas Wodelok, Clerk, complainants, and Hugh Erdeswyke, Armiger, and Thomasine his wife, deforciants of the manor of Kyngesley, and of the advowson of the church of Kyngesley, in co. Stafford, and of the manor of Langley Maynell, in co. Derby.

Hugh and Thomasine acknowledged the right of the complainants, for which they granted the said manors and advowson to Hugh and Thomasine for their lives, with remainder to Ralph Basset and Margaret his wife, the daughter of the said Thomasine, and to their issue, and failing such issue, to the right heirs of Margaret for ever.

On the Morrow of the Ascension. 21 Hen. VI.

Between John Derynton and Richard Nicholson, complainants, and John Barbour and Joan his wife, deforciants of the manors of Weston (Weston Coyney), and Flosbrok, in co. Stafford, and of four messuages, 100 acres of land, twenty acres of meadow, thirty acres of pasture, and forty acres of wood in Rodyngton, in co. Salop.

John Barbour and Joan acknowledged the right of the complainants, for which they granted the said manors and tenements to John and Joan and to their issue, and failing such issue, the manor of Flosbroc and the said tenements shall remain to the right heirs of the said Joan, and the manor of Weston, to the issue of John Barbour, and failing such issue, to the right heirs of Joan for ever.

At a month from Easter. 22 Hen. VI.

Between Michael Selman, complainant, and Agnes, formerly wife of Richard Selman, of Morton, deforciants of eighteen messuages, two tofts, a pigeon house, 300 acres of land, thirty acres of meadow, thirty acres of pasture, and thirty acres of wood in Morton, Orslowe, and Wilbryghton, in co. Stafford, and of two messuages, sixty acres of land, 14s. 5d. of rent, and the rent of a pair of gilt spurs in Wodecote, Brokton, near Longford Neweport and Welyngton, in co. Salop.

Agnes granted the tenements and rents to Michael and his heirs, for which Michael gave her 200 marks.

On the Octaves of the Purification. 23 Hen. VI.

Between Ralph Boteler, Knight, Treasurer of England, John Dyne and Nicholas Norman, complainants, and William Ferrers, Knight, and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants of the manor of Castel Bromwyche, of a moiety of the manor of Whitacre, and of the fourth part of the manors of Glascote and Pyrycrofte, in co. Warwick, and of a moiety of the manor of Dourton, in co. Bucks, and of a moiety of the manor of Barre, in co. Stafford.

William acknowledged the right of the complainants, for which they granted to the said William and Elizabeth, the said manor, moieties, and fourth part, to be held by them and their issue, and failing such, to remain to the right heirs of William for ever.

On the Octaves of the Purification. 24 Hen. VI.

Between William Mountford, Knight, John Cursson, Armiger, John Gresley, Knight, William Lucy, Armiger, Robert Fraunceys, Armiger, and John Pulteney, Armiger, complainants, and William Peyto, Knight, and Katrine his wife, deforciants of the manors of Chesterton and Sowe, in co. Warwick, and of the manor of Werley, in co. Stafford.

William Peyto and Katrine acknowledged the right of the complainants, and warranted the said manors to them on the following conditions, viz., that whereas the said William Mountford, Knight, John Cursson, Armiger, and William Peyto, Knight, on the 6th December, 24 Hen. VI, had acknowledged in the King's Chancery that they owed 250 marks to Thomas Walber, Clerk, and John Bertram, executors of the will of Thomas, late Duke of Exeter, etc., (here follows other bonds or recognizances of Statute Merchant for other sums of money by the other complainants) and the fine concludes as follows— If the said William Peyto or any other in his name before the Feast of St. Michael, 1448, shall exonerate and hold harmless the said William Mountford, John Cursson, John Gresley, William Lucy, Robert Fraunceys, and John Pulteney and their heirs and executors from the said recognizances and bonds, it shall be lawful for the said William Peyto and Katrine and the heirs of William to re-enter into the said manors and to hold them of the King, etc.

And for this fine and concord the said complainants gave to William Peyto and Katrine 500 marks, and this concord was made by virtue of the King's precept.

On the Quindene of Holy Trinity. 25 Hen. VI.

And afterwards recorded on the Octaves of St. Michael. 26 Hen. VI.

Between Iblo Langford, Chaplain, and John Power, Chaplain, complainants, and Edward Grey, Knight, and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants of the manor of Wotton-under-Wever, and of the fourth part of the manor of Fenton, in co. Stafford, and of the manor of Stoke-on-Tierne, in co. Salop, and of the manor of Crendon, in co. Bucks, and of the manor of Newebottell, in co. Northampton.

Edward and Elizabeth acknowledged the right of the complainants, for which they granted the said manors and fourth part to Edward and Elizabeth and their issue, and failing such, to remain to the issue of William de Ferrers, late Lord of Groby, and failing such, to the right heirs of the said William for ever.

On the Octaves of the Purification. 28 Hen. VI.

And afterwards recorded on the Octaves of Holy Trinity. 28 Hen. VI.

Between Richard Vernon, Knight, Andrew Ogard, Knight, William Tyrwhitte, Knight, Henry Grene, Armiger, Thomas Byllyng, William Aldewyncle, Thomas Staunton, Robert Staunton, and others, complainants, and William Lovell, Knight, and Alesia his wife, deforciants of the manor of Yoxhall, in co. Stafford, and of the manors of Askham, Drynghouse, and Baynton, in co. York.

William Lovell and Alesia granted the said manors to the complainants, to be held by them of William and Alesia and the heirs of Alesia, and for this grant the complainants gave them 1000 marks.

On the Octaves of Holy Trinity. 29 Hen. VI.

Between Richard Mountford, Rector of the Church of Ilmyndon, and William Lyne, Chaplain, complainants, and William Mountford, Knight, and Robert Mountford, Armiger, deforciants of the manors of Bescote and Alderewiche in co. Stafford, and of the manor of Monkespathe, and of four messuages, 160 acres of land, twenty-two acres of meadow, twenty acres of wood, and 2s. of rent in Bermyngeham, in co. Warwick.

William Mountford and Robert acknowledged the said manors and tenements to be the right of the complainants, for which the complainants granted them to William Mountford for his life, with remainder to Robert Mountford and Mary his wife, and to their issue, and failing such, to Edmund Mountford, Armiger, and his issue, and failing such, to the right heirs of William Mountford for ever. (fn. 1)

On the Octaves of the Purification. 30 Hen. VI.

Between Thomas Byllyng and Thomas Dytteswell, complainants, and Robert Moton, Knight, and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants of the manor of Chetell, and of £10 0s. 12d. of rent in Chetell (Cheadle), in co. Stafford, and of the manor of Pykelton, and of eight messuages, a toft, and eight virgates of land in Couston, and of the advowson of the Church of Pykelton and Couston, in co. Leycester.

Robert and Elizabeth acknowledged the right of the complainants, for which the complainants granted the said manors, tenements, rents, and advowsons to Robert and Elizabeth and to their issue, and failing such, to revert to the complainants and heirs of Thomas Ditteswelle for ever.

On the Octaves of St. John the Baptist. 30 Hen. VI.

Between Thomas Erdyngton, Knight, John Hampton, Armiger, Hugh Wrottesley, Armiger, Thomas Everdon, Charles Nowell, and John Knyght, complainants, and Joan, formerly wife of Henry Beaumont, Knight, deforciant of the manors of Wednesbury and Tymmore, and of 120 acres of land, twenty acres of meadow, forty acres of wood, and £10 of rent in Wednesbury, Walstode (sic), Fynchespathe, and Tybynton, in co. Stafford, and of 100 acres of land, and ten acres of meadow in Wyrkesworth and KirkIreton, and of the fifth part of the manor of Egynton, in co. Derby.

Joan acknowledged the said manors, rents, etc., to be the right of the complainants and heirs of John Knyght, for which the complainants gave her 1000 marks.

On the Quindene of St. Hillary. 31 Hen. VI.

Between William othe Hethe, Parson of the Church of Wethibrok, James Greteland, and John Robyns, complainants, and Henry Everyngham, and Alice his wife, deforciants of the manor of Morff, in co. Stafford, and of eight messuages, and two shops in Coventre.

Henry and Alice remitted all right in the said manor and tenements to the complainants and heirs of John, for which the complainants gave them £100.

On the Quindene of St Michael. 30 Hen. VI.

And afterwards recorded on the Quindene of St. Hillary. 31 Hen. VI.

Between Dru Barantyn, Walter Mauntell, Thomas Luttelton, and others, complainants, and William Peyto, Knight, and Katrine his wife, deforciants of the manors of Chesterton and Sowe, in co. Warwick, and of the manor of Werley, in co. Stafford.

William Peyto and Katrine remitted and quit-claimed the said manors to the complainants and heirs of Thomas on the following conditions, viz., that if the said William Peyto and Katrine paid to the said complainants £100 on the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist next ensuing, and at the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 1453, £100, and at the same Feast in 1454, £290, then it shall be lawful to the said William and Katrine and heirs of William, to re-enter into the said manors to be held by them and their heirs for ever. And if the said William and Katrine, their heirs or assigns should pay to the said complainants at any time within the two next years £300, it shall be lawful to the said William and Katrine to re-enter into the said manors of Sowe and Werley, to be held by them and their heirs for ever, and if the said William and Katrine, their heirs or assigns, should pay to the said complainants £300 within the two years next ensuing and should pay to them before the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 1454, £190, that then it shall be lawful to the said William and Katrine and heirs of William to re-enter into the manor of Chesterton, to be held by him and his heirs; and if the said William Peyto and Katrine, their heirs or assigns should fail to pay the said £100 at the said Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist next ensuing, or should fail to make the next payment of £100 at the same Feast in 1453, or should fail to make the payment of £290 at the same Feast in 1454, or should fail to make the payment of £300 within the next two years, or should fail to make the payment of the said £190 before the Feast of St. John the Baptist, 1454, that then the said manors shall remain to the complainants and heirs of Thomas in perpetuity and this concord was made by virtue of the King's precept.

On the Morrow of All Souls. 33 Hen. VI.

Between John Fortescu, Knight, John Pryfot, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, Edmund Hungerford, Knight, John Doreward, senior, Geoffrey Rokell, John Cheyny, of Prynne, Armiger, Henry Sotehill, and others, complainants, and Robert Corbet, Knight, and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants of the manor of Kyngesbromley, in co. Stafford, and of the manor of Little Downham, in co. Norfolk.

Robert and Elizabeth remitted and quit-claimed all right in the said manors to the complainants and heirs of Henry, for which the complainants gave them £300.

At a month from Easter. 33 Hen. VI.

Between Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, Richard, Bishop of Salisbury . . . de Grey, Knight, Ralph Boteller, Knight, John Fortescu, Knight, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, Richard Byngham, one of the Justices of the King's Bench, Edmund Hampden, Knight, Henry Norbury, Knight, Thomas Eborall, Clerk, John Dyne, William Cumberford, and Richard Burton, complainants, and Elizabeth, formerly wife of William Ferrers, Knight, deforciant of the third part of the manor of Budbrook, in co. Northampton, and of 8 messuages, 5 tofts, 100 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, 100 acres of wood, 40s. of rent, and the third of a messuage, in Charteley, Greneley, Drengton, Moreton, and Ruggeley, and of a moiety of the manor of Barre, and of a third part of the manor of Charteley, in co. Stafford, and of the manor of Bykenore-Englyssh, and the third part of the manor of Great Teynton, in co. Gloucester, and of the third part of the manor of Chynnore in co. Oxon, and of the manor of Castelbromwych and 30 acres of pasture in Bordesley, and a moiety of the manor of Nethir Whitacre, and a fourth part of the manors of Glascote and Purycroft, in co. Warwick, and of the manors of Chorleton, Musegros, and Norton, Bouewode, and the Hundred of Norton, in co. Somerset, and of a moiety of the manor of Bourton, in co. Bucks, and of other tenements named.

Elizabeth remitted and quit-claimed all her right in the said manors, rents, and tenements, to the complainants, and further conceded that the third part of the said manor of Great Teynton, which Martin Ferrers, Armiger, held for a term of 60 years, and which should revert to her for her life, should remain to the said complainants, and for this grant the complainants gave her £1,000, and this concord so far as related to the manors of Bykenore-Englyssh, Norton, Bouewode, the Hundred of Norton, the third part of the manor of Great Teynton, and the 50 acres of wood in Southo, was made by virtue of the King's precept.

On the Morrow of the Purification. 1 E. IV.

Between Richard Cholmundeley, complainant, and James Lee, Thomas Sambrooke, and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants of the manor of Sambrooke, and of eleven messuages, a mill, 300 acres of land, etc., in Sambrooke, Pixeley, and other places named in co. Salop, and of a messuage, a toft, 60 acres of land and two acres of meadow in Kneghton, Gnowsall, and Eyton, in co. Stafford.

The deforciants acknowledged the right of Richard, for which the said Richard granted the said manor and tenements to James for a term of 39 years with remainder to the said Thomas and Elizabeth, and their issue, and failing such, to Richard and his heirs for ever.

On the Quindene of Easter. 2 E. IV.

Between Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, Henry Earl of Essex, William Bourgchier, Knight, John Bourgchier, the elder, Knight, Thomas Bourgchier, Armiger, and John Jenney, complainants, and John Bourgchier, the younger, Knight, and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants of the manors of Groby, Neweton, Lynford, Roteby, Bradgate, and Luttereworth, in co. Leicester, and of the honor of Wynton, in co. Leycestre, and of the manor of Crandon, in co. Bucks, and of the honor of Wynton, in co. Warwick, and of the manor of Stokeupon-Tyern, in co. Salop, and of the manor of Wotton, in co. Stafford, and of the manors of Fanstede, Checherredell, and Stebbyng, in co. Essex.

John Bourgchier, the younger, and Elizabeth, granted the said manors and honors to the complainants and heirs of Thomas Bourgchier, for which the complainants gave them £1,000.

On the Quindene of Holy Trinity. 28 Hen. VI.

And afterwards recorded on the Octaves of St. Michael. 6 E. IV.

Between Thomas Colt, and Henry Sotehill, complainants, and Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, and Anne his wife, deforciants of the castle and manor of Warrewyk, and seven other manors and various tenements named in co. Warrewyk, and of the manors of Walshale and Patyngham, and the fourth part of the manor of Pury Barre, and fifteen messuages, three tofts, 100 acres of land, twenty acres of meadow, ten acres of pasture, twenty acres of wood, and 10s. of rent, and five messuages, and a toft in Walshale and Patyngham, and of many other manors, advowsons of churches and tenements named in cos. Cambridge, Essex, Hertford, London, Hereford, Wygorn, vill of Southampton, Wilts, Rutland, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Northampton, and Gloucester, and the Islands of Jernesey and Guernsey, Serk, Erne, and Aurney. The Earl and his wife Anne acknowledged the right of the complainants, for which the complainants granted the said islands, manors, advowsons, and tenements to the Earl and his wife Anne and their issue, and they further conceded that certain of the manors and advowsons named, which John, Earl of Worcester, and Cecilia his wife, formerly wife of Henry, late Duke of Warrewyk, held as dower of the said Cecily, and that the fourth part of the manors of Pury Barre, Wykepedulle, Wyrepedulle, and Simondescrombe, which Isabella formerly wife of Richard Curson, Armiger, held for her life, and other reversions named should revert to the said Earl, his wife Anne, and their issue, and failing such issue, to the issue of Anne, and failing such issue, then the said islands, manors, advowsons, &c., with the exceptions named below, shall remain to the issue of Richard Beauchamp, late Earl of Warwick, and failing such issue, to the right heirs of the said Richard Beauchamp, and they likewise concede that if Anne should leave no issue, then the said castle of Warrewyk, and manors of Warrewyk, Sutton, and Brayles, and seven messuages, a carucate of land, and 100 acres of land, ten acres of meadow, 50 acres of pasture, 5 acres of wood, and £10 of rent from the said tenements in the said vill of Warrewyk, (fn. 2) shall remain to Margaret, daughter of the said Richard, late Earl of Warrewyk, wife of John, late Earl of Shrewsbury, and her male issue, and failing such, to her issue, and failing such, to the issue of the said Richard, late Earl of Warrewyk, and failing such, to the right heirs of the said Richard, Earl of Warrewyk, for ever.

At a month from Easter. 7 E. IV.

Between Hugh Hexstall, Clerk, and Robert Nedeham, complainants, and John Bromley, Knight, and Joan his wife, deforciants of ten messuages, three tofts, 300 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 500 acres of pasture, 30 acres of wood, 14d. of rent, and a moiety of a mill in Bedulf, Rysheton, Norton, and Podmour, in co. Stafford, and of a messuage, sixty acres of land, and three acres of meadow in Grevehongur, in co. Salop.

John and Joan acknowledged the right of the complainants, for which the complainants granted the said tenements to them for their lives, with remainder to Margery the wife of William Stanley, Armiger, the daughter of the said John and Joan, and to her male issue, and failing such, to the right heirs of the said Joan for ever.

On the Morrow of St. Martin. 49 Hen. VI.

Between John Sutton of Dudley, Knight, complainant, and Thomas Littilton and William Cumberford, deforciants of the manor of Hymley.

The deforciants acknowledged the right of John for which he granted the said manor to them to be held for the life of Thomas Wyngfeld, Armiger, and of Philippa his wife, with remainder to the said John and his heirs for ever.

On the Octaves of St. Hillary. 11 E. IV.

Between John Bothe, Bishop of Exon, John, Earl of Wiltes, William Dudley, Clerk, Richard Fouler, Henry Sotehill, William Cumberford, Thomas Poutrell, and others, complainants, and Walter Blount of Mountjoye, Knight, and Anne his wife, Duchess of Bukyngham, deforciants of the manors of Barton, Sutton, Sapurton, Alkemonton, Bartley, Hatton, and other manors and tenements named in co. Derby, and of the manors of Falde and Madeley-Alfegh, and of 18 messuages, a water-mill, 1,000 acres of land, fifty acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, and 1,000 acres of wood in Falde, Madeley-Alfegh, and Coton in co. Stafford, and of the manors of Hampton— Lovel, and other manors and tenements specified in co. Wygorn.

Walter and the Duchess granted the said manors and tenements to the complainants and heirs of the Bishop, for which the complainants gave them £2,000.

On the Morrow of St. Martin. 13 E. IV.

Between Thomas Acton and John Salter, complainants, and Richard Lowe, and Alianora his wife, deforciants of the manor of Milton, in co. Cambridge, and of the manor of Enfeld (Enville), in co. Stafford, and of three messuages, four tofts, eight gardens, twenty acres of land, three acres of meadow, and 2s. of rent in Salop, and Rodynton, in co. Salop.

Richard Lowe and Alianora acknowledged the right of the complainants, for which the complainants granted the said manors and tenements to Richard and Alianora, and to their issue, and failing such, to the right heirs of Richard for ever.

On the Octaves of the Purification. 13 E. IV.

Between Nicholas Drapour, Chaplain, and Richard Galberd, Chaplain complainants, and Richard Fitz William, Knight, and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants of the manors of Steveton, Aldewerk, Holynhall, Neweton-uponDerwent, Farburn, and four other manors and divers tenements specified, in co. York, and of the manor of Ulceby, in co. Lincoln, and of the manor of Kelom, in co. Notts, and of the manor of Thorpconstantyn, and of the advowson of the church of the said vill in co. Stafford, and of the manor of Therfeld, in co. Hertford.

Richard and Elizabeth acknowledged the right of the complainants, for which the complainants granted the said manors and tenements and advowson to Richard and Elizabeth for their lives, and after their death, the manor of Holynhall shall remain to Edmund Fitz William their son for his life, with remainder to Thomas Fitz William, brother of Edmund, and his issue, and failing such, to the right heirs of Elizabeth for ever. And after the death of the said Richard and Elizabeth, the said manor of Neweton-uponDerwent shall remain to George Fitz William, brother of the said Thomas and Edmund, for his life, with remainder to the said Thomas and his issue, and failing such, to the right heirs of Elizabeth; and after the death of Richard and Elizabeth, nine messuages, 204 acres of land, and other tenements named in the vill of Farburn, co. York, shall remain to Humphrey Fitz William, brother of the said Thomas, Edmund and George for his life, with remainder to Thomas Fitz William and his issue, and failing such, to the right heirs of Elizabeth; and the residue of the manors, &c., named shall remain after the death of Richard and Elizabeth to the said Thomas Fitz William and to his issue, and failing such, to the right heirs of Elizabeth for ever.

On the Morrow of St. Martin. 16 E. IV.

Between Elizabeth, Queen of England, Thomas, Cardinal Archbishop of Canterbury, William, Bishop of Ely, Richard, Bishop of Salisbury, Thomas, Earl of Lincoln, John, Bishop of Worcester, John, Bishop of Rochester, William, Bishop of Durham, Henry, Earl of Essex, Antony, Earl of Rivers, and William Hastynges of Hastynges, Knight, John Gunthorp, Clerk, and Thomas Bourgh, Knight, Thomas Vaghan, Knight, Thomas Moungomery, Knight, Richard Foweler and William Huse, complainants, and John Pole, Knight, and Alice his wife, deforciants of the manor of Shene, and of ten messuages, a water mill, 200 acres of land, twenty acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, ten acres of wood, and a rent of £10 in Shene, in co. Stafford, and of the manor of Hertyndon, and eight messuages, six tofts, two carucates of land, and 100s. of rent in Hertyndon, in co. Derby.

John Pole and Alice granted the said manors and tenements to the complainants and heirs of the Bishop of Lincoln, for which the complainants gave them £400.

On the Octaves of Holy Trinity. 21 E. IV.

And afterwards recorded on the Octaves of St. Michael. 21 E. IV.

Between William Huse, Knight, John Broun, John Ryngeley, William Wylkys, and John Wolf, complainants, and Constance Lowe, deforciant of a moiety of the manor of Milton, in co. Kent, and of a moiety of the manor of Enfelde, in co. Stafford, and of a moiety of three messuages, four tofts, eight gardens, twenty acres of land, three acres of meadow, and 2s. of rent in Shrewsbury, and Radyngton, which Hugh Molle and Alianora his wife held for the life of Alianora.

Constance granted the reversion of the said moieties and tenements, which were of her inheritance, and should revert to her after the death of the tenants, to the complainants and heirs of John Ryngeley, for which the complainants gave her £200.

Footnotes

1 Another fine of the same date settles the manors of Colshull and Ilmyndon, and the advowson of Ilmyndon, in co. Warwick and the manor of Ramunham, and the advowson of the same in co. Berks, on Sir William Mountford and his wife Joan, for their lives, with remainder to Edmund Mountford, Armiger, son of the said William and Joan, and his issue, and failing such, to the right heirs of Sir William Mountford for ever.
2 These are the manors and tenements which had not been previously settled.