Lancashire Fines
1-5 Edward III

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William Farrer (editor)

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1902

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67-81

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'Lancashire Fines: 1-5 Edward III', Final Concords for Lancashire, Part 2: 1307-77 (1902), pp. 67-81. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52550 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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Lancaster. Edward III.

1. (fn. 1) At Westminster, on the Octave of Holy Trinity, 1 Edward III. [14th June, 1327].

Between Richard de Heskyn, plaintiff, and William le Fissher, of Rughford, and Matilda, his wife, deforciants of 2 messuages and 15 acres of land in Wrightyngton and Perbald [Parbold].

William and Matilda acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Richard, to have and to hold to him and his heirs, for which Richard gave them 20 marks.

2. At York, on the morrow of St. Martin, 2 Edward III. [12th November, 1328].

Between Ranulph de Dacre (fn. 2) and Margaret, his wife, plaintiffs, and William de Burgh, parson of the church of Dacre, and Robert Par . . ., deforciants of the manors of Halton, Kellet Fisshewyk, and Eccleston [in Leylandshire], and of 5 messuages, a toft, and 47½ acres of land in Pulton [in Lonsdale].

Ranulph acknowledged the said manors and tenements to be the right of William, for which William and Robert granted the said manors of Halton, Fisshewyk, and Eccleston, and the said tenements to Ranulph and Margaret for their lives, and granted that the manor of Kellet, which John de Croft held for the term of nineteen years, by the grant of the said Robert and William, on the day this concord was made, should remain to Ranulph and Margaret after the said term, to hold together with the other manors and tenements for their lives, after their decease all the said manors and tenements to remain to William, son of the said Ranulph, and the heirs of his body, in default to remain to Thomas, brother of the said William, son of Ranulph, and the heirs of his body, in default to remain to Ranulph, brother of the said Thomas, and the heirs of his body, in default to remain to the right heirs of Ranulph de Dacre.

3. At Westminster, on the morrow of St. Martin, 19 Edward II. [12th November, 1325].

Between Oliver de Welles, plaintiff, and Henry de Croft, deforciant of the manors of Dalton in Kendale and Leghton Conyers,1 except a messuage, 30 acres of land, and 30s. of rent in the manor of Leghton.

Afterwards recorded at York, on the Quindene of St. Hilary, 2 Edward III. [27th January, 1328].

Henry acknowledged the said manors to be the right of Oliver, for which Oliver granted the manor of Dalton to Henry, to have and to hold of the King, as of the Honour of Lancaster, for his life. Moreover, Oliver granted that the said manor of Leghton, which Alina, late the wife Roger de Croft, held in dower of the inheritance of the said Oliver on the day this concord was made, after Alina's decease should remain to the said Henry for his life, after his decease to remain to John, son of the said Henry, and the heirs which he should beget by the said Alina, in default to remain to the right heirs of Henry.

4. At York, on the morrow of All Souls, 2 Edward III. [2nd November, 1328].

Between Henry de Byrum and Alesia, his wife, plaintiffs, by Robert de Plesington put in Alesia's place, and Thurstan, son of Simon de Holand, deforciant of a messuage, 100 acres of land, and 4 acres of meadow in Byrum, (fn. 3) Neuton, Lauton, and Goldeburne.

Henry acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Thurstan, for which Thurstan granted them to Henry and Alesia, to have and to hold to them and the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default to remain to the right heirs of Henry.

5. At York, on the morrow of the Purification, 2 Edward III. [3rd February, 1328].

Between John del Wyche, of Preston, plaintiff, and Adam Annaysone, of Preston, and Almarica, his wife, deforciants of a messuage in Preston.

Adam and Almarica remitted all right to John and his heirs, for which John gave them 20 marks.

6. At York, on the Octave of the Purification, 2 Edward III. [9th February, 1328].

Between Hugh le Litster, of Lancastre, and Margery, his wife, plaintiffs, by Robert de Plesington put in Margery's place, and Joan, late the wife of Ralph le Chauntour, of Lancastre, deforciant of 1½ acres of land in Lancastre.

Joan remitted all right to Hugh and Margery, and the heirs of Hugh, for which Hugh and Margery gave her 100s.

7. At York, on the morrow of the Ascension, 2 Edward III. [13th May, 1328].

Between John Cort and Cecilia, his wife, plaintiffs, and John de Nevill, deforciant of a messuage, 5 acres of land, and 1 acre of meadow in Lancaster.

John Cort and Cecilia acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of John, for which John granted them to John and Cecilia, to have and to hold to them and the heirs of Cecilia.

8. At York, at three weeks from the day of St. Michael, 2 Edward III. [20th October, 1328].

Between John, son of John de Lancastre, plaintiff, by Thomas de Gosenargh, his guardian, and William, son of John Philip, and Alice, his wife, deforciants of a messuage and a toft in Lancastre.

William and Alice remitted all right to John and his heirs, for which John gave them 10 marks.

9. At Westminster, on the Octave of St. Michael, 19 Edward II. [6th October, 1325].

Between Gilbert de Halsale, plaintiff, and Robert de Par, deforciant of the manor of Halsale, and a fourteenth part of the manor of Dounholand, and a moiety of a thirteenth part of the said manor of Dounholand, with the appurtenances, and of the advowson of the church of the manor of Halsale, except 8 messuages, 48 acres of land, and 5 acres of meadow in the said manor of Halsale, and 18 acres of pasture in the said manor of Dounholand; and afterwards recorded at York on the Quindene of Easter, 2 Edward III. [17th April, 1328], between the said Gilbert and Robert, concerning the said manor, etc., as is aforesaid, and whereof a plea of covenant was summoned between them in the said Court of King Edward II.

Gilbert acknowledged the said manor, etc., to be the right of Robert; for which Robert granted them to Gilbert for his life. Moreover, Robert granted for himself and his heirs that a third part of the said manor, fourteenth part and moiety aforesaid, and of the advowson aforesaid, as is aforesaid, which Dionisia, who was the wife of Gilbert de Halsale, the elder, held in dower, of the inheritance of the said Robert on the day this agreement was made, and which after the decease of the said Dionisia, ought to revert to the said Robert and his heirs, after the decease of the said Dionisia should remain to the said Gilbert, to hold all the life of the said Gilbert de Halsale. And after the decease of the said Gilbert the said manor, etc., shall entirely remain to Otes (Oteus), son of the said Gilbert, and to his issue male, in default to remain to the right heirs of the said Gilbert de Halsale, for ever.

10. At York, on the Quindene of Easter, 2 Edward III. [17th April, 1328].

Between Nicholas du Marreys, plaintiff, by Adam de Bartaill, put in his place, and William del Melys and Alice, his wife, deforciants of a messuage and a moiety of an oxgang of land in Little Pulton in Ammundernesse.

William and Alice remitted all right to Nicholas and his heirs, for which Nicholas gave them 20 marks.

11. At York, on the Quindene of Easter, 2 Edward III. [17th April, 1328].

Between John del Fairclogh and Almarica, his wife, and Robert, son of the said John, and Margery, daughter of Henry Wyt, plaintiffs, and Henry Wyt, deforciant of an eighth part of the manor of Shevynton, except 100 acres of land.

John and Almarica acknowledged the said eighth part to be the right of Henry, for which Henry granted it to John and Almarica for their lives, after their decease to remain to the said Robert and Margery and the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default to remain to the right heirs of Almarica.

12. At York, on the Octave of St. Hilary, 2 Edward III. [20th January, 1328].

Between Thomas, son of Robert, son of Simon de Bykyrsthat, plaintiff, and Robert, son of Simon Bykyrsthat, and Margery, his wife, deforciants of a messuage, 31 acres of land, and an acre of meadow in Bykyrsthat [Bickerstath].

Robert and Margery acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Thomas, for which Thomas granted them to Robert and Margery, to have and to hold to them of the said Thomas and his heirs for their lives, rendering a rose at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, after their decease to revert to Thomas and his heirs.

13. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Martin, 3 Edward III. [25th November, 1329].

Between Henry Banastre, of Walton, plaintiff, and John de la Croys, (fn. 4) of Wygan, deforciant of 4 messuages, 22 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow, and 12 acres of pasture in Wygan.

John remitted all right to Henry and his heirs, for which Henry gave him 20li.

Thurstan, son of John de la Croys, of Wygan, put in his claim.

Robert de Cliderhou, parson of the church of Wygan, put in his claim.

14. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Martin, 3 Edward III. [25th November, 1329].

Between Richard de Walton, plaintiff, by Robert de Singleton, put in his place, and William de Kekwyk and Margery, his wife, deforciants of a messuage in Lyverpol.

William and Margery acknowledged the said messuage to be the right of Richard, to have and to hold to him and his heirs, for which Richard gave them 10 marks.

15. At Westminster, on the morrow of All Souls, 3 Edward III. [3rd November, 1329].

Between William, son of Robert de Bolde, and Margaret, his wife, plaintiffs, and Thomas de Hale and Mabel, his wife, deforciants of a messuage, 44 acres of land, and 6 acres of meadow in W[e]ryngton [Warrington].

William acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Thomas, for which Thomas and Mabel granted them to William and Margaret, to have and to hold to them and the heirs issuing of their bodies, of Thomas and Mabel and the heirs of Thomas, rendering 40s. by the year during Thomas's and Mabel's lives, in default of issue of their bodies to remain to William, son of the said Thomas, and the heirs of his body, in default to revert to Thomas and Mabel, and the heirs of Thomas.

16. At Westminster, on the Octave of St. Martin, 3 Edward III. [18th November, 1329].

Between Robert de Shirburn and Alice, his wife, plaintiffs, and John Benet, of Lancastre, and Cristiana, his wife, deforciants of a messuage and 6 acres and a rood of land in Longeton and Hoghwyk [Howick].

John and Cristiana acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Robert, to have and to hold to Robert and Alice and the heirs of Robert, for which Robert and Alice gave them 10 marks.

17. At York, at three weeks from the day of St. Michael, 2 Edward III. [20th October, 1328].

Between John de Horneby and Edmund de Horneby, plaintiffs by Robert de Plesington put in John's place, and by the said Robert, Edmund's guardian, and Hugh de Kernetby, deforciant of a messuage, a toft, 3 acres of land, 2 acres of meadow, and 3 acres of wood in Claghton in Lonesdale, and a moiety of the manor of Claghton in Lonesdale.

Afterwards recorded on the Octave of St. Hilary, 3 Edward III. [20th January, 1330].

Hugh acknowledged the said tenements and moiety to be the right of John, and rendered them to the said John and Edmund, except 3 acres of land and 4½ acres of meadow, to have and to hold to them and the heirs of John. Moreover, Hugh granted that an acre of land, which Alan Dobbessone, of Caton, and Alice, his wife, held for the term of life, and also that 2 acres of land and 4½ acres of meadow, which the said Alan and Alice and Adam Hurthebullok and Alice, his wife, held for the term of life, of the inheritance of the said Hugh, in the said moiety, on the day this concord was made, after their decease should remain to John and Edmund and the heirs of John, for which John and Edmund gave the said Hugh 100li.

18. At Westminster, on the Octave of St. Hilary, 3 Edward III. [20th January, 1330].

Between Adam de Holecroft, plaintiff, and Ralph de Overton, clerk, deforciant of a fourth part of the manor of Culchith, (fn. 5) except 3 messuages, 24 acres of land, and 30 acres of wood.

Adam acknowledged the said fourth part to be the right of Ralph, for which Ralph granted it to Adam for his life, after his decease to remain to Hugh, son of the said Adam, and the heirs male of his body, in default to remain to John, brother of the said Hugh, and the heirs male of his body, in default to remain to Thomas, brother of the said John, and the heirs male of his body, in default to remain to Richard, brother of the said Thomas, and the heirs male of his body, in default to Robert, brother of the said Richard, and the heirs male of his body, in default to remain to the right heirs of the said Adam.

William, son of Adam de Holecroft, and Gilbert de Culchith put in their claims.

19. At York, on the Quindene of St. Hilary, 2 Edward III. [27th January, 1328].

Between Gilbert de la Legh, plaintiff, by John de Merclesden put in his place by the King's writ, and Philip de Clayton and Isabella, his wife, deforciants of a third part of the manor of Tounley, and of a fourth part of an oxgang of land in Wursthorn [Worsthorne].

Afterwards recorded at Westminster, on the Octave of St. Martin, 4 Edward III. [18th November, 1330].

Philip and Isabella acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Gilbert, and rendered them to him in the Court, except 2s. 11d. of rent in the said third part. And they granted the said rent, together with the homage and all the services of Richard de Caldecotes, William de Haregreves, and Elias de Hallestedes and their heirs for the tenements which they held in the said third part, to Gilbert and his heirs. Philip and Isabella also granted that the third part of the said third part which Isolda, late the wife of Nicholas de Tounley, held in dower of the inheritance of the said Isabella, on the day this concord was made, should remain to Gilbert and his heirs after Isolda's decease, for which Gilbert gave them 100 marks.

20. At Westminster, on the Octave of St. Michael, 4 Edward III. [6th October, 1330].

Between William de Bartaill, plaintiff, and Gilbert le Goldsmyth, of Lancastre, and Cristiana, his wife, deforciants of a messuage, a mill, and 3 roods of land in Preston in Aumundernesse.

Gilbert and Cristiana remitted all right to William and his heirs, for which William gave them 100 marks.

21. At Westminster, at one month from the day of St. Michael, 4 Edward III. [27th October, 1330].

Between Thomas de Werberton, plaintiff, and John del Hewode and Margery, his wife, deforciants of a messuage, 7 acres of land, and 7 acres of meadow in Totynton.

John and Margery acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Thomas, of which the said Thomas had two parts of the said tenements of the gift of John and Margery, to have and to hold to him and his heirs, of the chief lords of that fee, by the services which pertain to those two parts. Moreover, John and Margery granted for themselves and the heirs of Margery that the third part of the said tenements which Margery, late the wife of Roger del Redleghes held in dower on the day this concord was made, after the death of Margery, late the wife of Roger, should remain to the said Thomas and his heirs, to hold, together with the said two parts, for which Thomas gave them 60s.

22. At Westminster, on the Octave of St. Michael, 4 Edward III. [6th October, 1330].

Between William de Bartaill, plaintiff, and William Eddoke and Margery, his wife, and William Buldre and Emma, his wife, deforciants of a messuage, a toft, and 2 acres of land in Kirkepulton in Aumundernesse [Poulton-le-Fylde].

The deforciants remitted all right to William and his heirs, for which William gave them 20 marks.

23. At Westminster, on the morrow of the Purification, 4 Edward III. [3rd February, 1330].

Between William, son of Thomas de Sutton, plaintiff, by Robert de Plessington, his guardian, and William de Hoghwyk and Amice, his wife, deforciants of a messuage, 5½ acres of land, and a moiety of an acre of meadow in Ulneswalton.

William de Hoghwyk and Amice granted the said tenements to William, to have and to hold to him and the heirs of his body, in default to remain to Robert, brother of the said William, son of Thomas and the heirs of his body, in default to remain to Thomas, brother of the said Robert, and the heirs of his body, in default to remain to Thomas de Sutton and his heirs, for which William, son of Thomas gave them 100s.

24. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Hilary, 4 Edward III. [27th January, 1330].

Between Simon le Waleyes, chaplain, (fn. 6) plaintiff, and Henry, son of John le Waleys, "chapleyn," (fn. 7) deforciant of 2 messuages, and 60 acres of land in Standish and Longetre.

Henry acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Simon and rendered them to him, to have and to hold to him and his successors, chaplains celebrating divine services for the soul of the said Henry, and the souls of his father and mother, and all the faithful deceased at the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the parish church of St. Wilfrid, of Standish, every day, for which Simon gave him a sore sparrow-hawk.

This concord was made by the King's command.

25. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Holy Trinity, 4 Edward III. [17th June, 1330].

Between John de Spellowe, plaintiff, and William de Spellowe and Margery, his wife, deforciants of a messuage and 29 acres of land in West Derby.

William and Margery granted the said tenements to John, to have and to hold to him and the heirs of his body, of William and Margery and the heirs of Margery, rendering a rose at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, in default of his issue to remain to Robert, brother of the said John, and the heirs of his body, in default to remain to Thomas, brother of the said Robert, and the heirs of his body, in default to revert to William and Margery and the heirs of Margery.

26. (fn. 8) At Westminster, on the Octave of Holy Trinity, 4 Edward III. [10th June, 1330].

Between Gilbert, son of Richard de Kigheley, and Clemencia, his wife, plaintiffs, and Richard de Kigheley, chivaler, deforciant of the manor of Bedeford, which William de la Doune holds for the term of his life.

Richard granted the reversion of the said manor after William's death to Gilbert and Clemencia and the heirs issuing of their bodies, to hold of Richard and his heirs, rendering 10 marks by the year for Richard's life, and a rose at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist to his heirs. In default of their issue to revert to Richard and his heirs, for which Gilbert and Clemencia gave him 40 marks. (fn. 9)

This concord was made in the presence of the said William, and he did fealty to Gilbert and Clemencia in the Court.

William de Sale, John de Sale, and John de Waverton put in their claim.

27. At York, on the Quindene of Easter, 2 Edward III. [17th April 1328].

Between William de Heton and Anilla, his wife, plaintiffs, and William, son of Roger de Caton, deforciant of the manor of Moulebreke [Mowbrick].

Afterwards recorded at Westminster, on the Octave of Holy Trinity, 4 Edward III. [10th June, 1330].

William de Heton acknowledged the said manor to be the right of William, son of Roger, for which William granted that the said manor, except 7s. 6d. of rent, which John de Burton and Dionisia, his wife, held for the term of Dionisia's life on the day this concord was made, after Dionisia's decease should remain to William le Heton and Anilla and the heirs issuing of their bodies. Moreover, William granted to William and Anilla the said rent, together with the homage and services of Nicholas del Marreys, John de Bredekirk, Thomas de Grenole, and John, son of Roger de Westsum and their heirs for the tenements which they held in the said manor. If the said William and Anilla should die without issue of their bodies the said manor to remain to the right heirs of William de Heton.

28. At Westminster, on the Octave of Holy Trinity, 4 Edward III. [10th June, 1330].

Between Adam de Cholale, plaintiff, by Henry de Bolde put in his place, and Henry, son of Nicholas le Clerk, of Childewalle, and Margery, his wife, deforciants of a moiety of a messuage in Liverpol, which Margery, late the wife of Ranulph, son of Thomas de Liverpol, held in dower.

Henry and Margery acknowledged the said moiety to be the right of Adam, and granted that the said moiety which the said Margery held in dower, of the inheritance of Margery, wife of the said Henry, after the death of Margery, wife of Ranulph, should remain to Adam and his heirs, for which Adam gave them 40s.

29. At Westminster, on the morrow of St. Martin, 5 Edward III. [12th November, 1331].

Between Elias de Levere, plaintiff, and Robert de Gorwallache, deforciant of a moiety of the manor of Little Levere, except 30 acres of land, 30 acres of wood, and 40 acres of moor.

Elias acknowledged the said moiety to be the right of Robert, for which Robert granted it to Elias for his life, after his decease to remain to Adam, son of the said Elias, and Agnes, his wife, and the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default to remain to the right heirs of Elias.

30. At Westminster, on the Quindene of St. Michael, 5 Edward III. [13th October, 1331].

Between William, son of Adam, son of Richard de Bradeshagh, and Ellen, his wife, plaintiffs, and Adam, son of Richard de Bradeshagh, and Margaret, his wife, deforciants of a messuage, an oxgang and a half of land, and a moiety of a messuage in Neuton in Aumundernesse [Newton, near Scales].

Adam and Margaret granted the said tenements to William and Ellen, to have and to hold to them and the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default to remain to the right heirs of William, for which William and Ellen gave them 20 marks.

31. At Westminster, on the Octave of the Purification, 5 Edward III. [9th February, 1331].

Between Adam de Pemberton, chaplain, plaintiff, and Adam, son of William de Pemberton, deforciant of the manor of Pemberton.

Adam, son of William, acknowledged the said manor to be the right of Adam, for which Adam granted it to Adam, son of William, for his life, after his decease to remain to William, his son, and to the heirs which the said William should beget by Eleanor, his wife, in default to remain to the heirs males of the body of the said William, in default to remain to John, brother of the said William, and the heirs males of his body, in default to remain to Hugh, brother of the said John, and the heirs males of his body, in default to remain to Katherine, sister of the said Hugh, and the heirs males of her body, in default to remain to the right heirs of Adam, son of William.

32. At Westminster, at one month from Easter day, 5 Edward III. [28th April, 1331].

Between William de Bartaill, plaintiff, and Thomas de Eyvill and Margery, his wife, deforciants of a third part of a third part of the manor of Great Eccleston in Audmundernesse.

Thomas and Margery granted the said third part to William and his heirs, for which William gave them 20li.

33. At Westminster, at three weeks from Easter day, 5 Edward III. [21st April, 1331].

Between Adam de Bykerstath and Joan, his wife, plaintiffs, and Jordan de Penyngton, chaplain, deforciant of two parts of the manor of Bykerstath, except 10 marks of rent.

Adam acknowledged the said two parts to be the right of Jordan, for which Jordan granted them to Adam and Joan for their lives, after their decease to remain to Ralph, son of the said Adam and Joan, and to the heirs issuing of their bodies, in default to remain to the right heirs of Adam.

Simon de Renacres and Richard, his son, put in their claim.

34. At Westminster, at three weeks from Easter day, 5 Edward III. [21st April, 1331].

Between Ralph, son of Adam de Bikerstath and Joan, his wife, plaintiffs, and Adam de Bykerstath, deforciant of 6 messuages and 6 oxgangs of land in Little Eccleston in Aumundernesse.

Adam granted that the said tenements which Henry de Bikerstath held for term of life of the demise of the said Adam in the said town the day this concord was made, should remain to Ralph and Joan and the heirs issuing out of their bodies, after Henry's decease, rendering a rose at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist to Adam and his heirs, in default of their issue to revert to Adam and his heirs.

35. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Holy Trinity, 5 Edward III. [9th June, 1331].

Between Adam, son of Richard de Bradeshagh, plaintiff, and Richard, son of Matthew de Wygane, and Ellen, his wife, deforciants of a messuage, 8 acres of land, and a moiety of an acre of meadow, and an acre of wood in Westhalghton [Westhoughton].

Richard and Ellen granted the said tenements to Adam, to have and to hold to him and the heirs males begotten of his body, in default to remain to Henry, brother of the said Adam, and the heirs males begotten of his body, in default to remain to Richard, son of John de Bradeshagh, and his heirs, for which Adam gave them 100s.

36. At Westminster, on the Quindene of Holy Trinity, 5 Edward III. [9th June, 1331].

Between Robert de Hornclyf and Agnes, his wife, plaintiffs, and Michael de Presfen, deforciant of a third part of the manors of Derewent [Nether Darwen] and Wisewall, and a fourth part of the manors of Bolton on the Mores, Aghton [Aighton], and Chorlegh.

Robert and Agnes acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Michael, for which Michael granted them to Robert and Agnes and to the heirs of Robert. (fn. 10)

Robert, son of Robert de Shirburn, put in his claim.

Footnotes

1 Feet of Fines, Lancaster, File 24, 1–4 Edward III.
2 The pedigree of Dacre, Baron Dacre of Gillesland, is frequently given in a very incorrect form. A few notes thereon will not be out of place, the more so that this family acquired by marriage the very extensive estates held in Lancashire by the family of Gernet, chief foresters of Lancaster. William de Dacre was Sheriff of Cumberland from Easter, 20 Henry III. to the same feast 32 Henry III. He was Sheriff of Yorkshire from June, 32 Henry III. to Easter, 34 Henry III., and again Sheriff of Cumberland and Governor of Carlisle Castle in 1268 (Inquisition, 52 Henry III., no. 30), and the following year was succeeded in the office of Sheriff by his son Ranulf. Sir Ranulf de Dacre was Sheriff of York and Governor of York Castle in the 7–8 Edward I. He married Joan, daughter of Lady Alice de Lucy, by her husband, Alan de Multon, lord of one moiety of Allerdale, co. Cumberland, and had with his said wife Joan in frank marriage all Mosedale, in Allerdale. (Inquisition, 14 Edward I., no. 12). Ranulf died 13 Edward I., and by inquest taken at Penrith on Sunday after the Decollation of St. John, 14 Edward I. (2nd Sept., 1286), it was found that Joan, his wife, was jointly enfeoffed with him of the manor of Kellet with the appurtenances, and that she was in seisin thereof from the 2 Edward I., until the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross, 14 Edward I. She was also enfeoffed of the manor of Heysham, and was in seisin with her said husband from 6 Edward I. until the said feast in 14 Edward I. William, son of the said Ranulf, was his next heir, aged twenty years. The said Ranulf had a charter of free warren in his lands in Hecleye or Heleye, co. Lanc., in the 13 Edward I. (Charter Roll, 13 Edward I., no. 106). Sir William de Dacre, who succeeded his father, was under age in 1286, but obtained the custody of his own lands from the King (Rotuli de Original. i., p. 52a). He married Joan, daughter of Benedict Gernet, chief forester of Lancaster, and heir to her brother Roger Gernet. In the 32 Edward I. he had a charter of free warren in his demesne lands in Halton and Dacre. In 20 Edward I. he and his wife defended various pleas of quo warranto, which the King brought against him, touching the manors of Halton, Hetlee or Heleye, and Fishwick. The jury found in regard to the manor of Fishwick that William de Dacre and Joan, his wife, had more right therein in right of the said Joan than the King. (Placita de quo warranto, p. 377b). He was summoned to Parliament as baron (Lord Dacre) from 28 Edward I. to his death in 12 Edward II. It was found by inquest taken after his death that he died seised of lands in the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland only. Joan, his widow, died in the 18 Edward II., and by inquest taken at Lancaster, on Thursday after the feast of the Circumcision, 18 Edward II. (3rd January, 1325), it was found that "Joan, who was the wife of William Dacre, held ut de perquisito facto to William de Dacre, now deceased, and the said Joan, and the heirs which the said William should beget of the body of the said Joan, by William, son of Thomas Bouwet of Boigh (sic), by a certain fine levied in the Court of the King (see p. 7), the manors of Halton, Fishwick, and Eccleston in Leylandshire, worth 23li. 7s. 2d. less 6li. 6s. of rent resolute. Ranulf de Dacre, son of the said William and Joan, was next heir of the said Joan, and aged thirty years and more. (Inquisition, 18 Edward II., no. 41). Sir Ranulf, who succeeded his father, married Margaret, only daughter of Thomas de Multon, baron of Gillesland, who proved her age and had livery of her father's lands, 11 Edward II. (Calendar of Close Rolls, 11 Edward II., p. 504). Ranulf was summoned to Parliament as a baron (Lord Dacre) from 15th May, 1321, to 15th Nov., 1338. He was Sheriff of Cumberland and Governor of Carlisle in 1330. He died in 1339, but his widow survived until December, 1361. She and her husband are the plaintiffs in the above Fine, at which time Hugh de Dacre, who ultimately succeeded to the barony, was not born. In fact he was not born until 1335, being forty years of age when he succeeded his brother Ralph in 1375. As the owners of many estates in Lancashire, and patrons of the rectory of Prescot, the Dacres appear very frequently in Lancashire records, and played a considerable part in the affairs of the county for several centuries. For a reliable account of the subsequent descents, see The Complete Peerage by G.E.C.
Edmund de Dacre was probably a younger son of Sir Ranulf de Dacre and Lady Joan de Lucy, for he held in 1322 the manors of Tatham and Heysham, which Lady Joan held at the date of the inquest taken after the death of Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, in 1297, which manors were probably bestowed upon his father and mother by the said Earl in the second and sixth years of Edward I. as noted above. Edmund was the father of Thomas de Dacre, who held these manors in 1346, and had issue Edmund, his son and heir, who died 8th January, 1402. (See the inquest after his death in Chetham Society, xcv, p. 78). Thomas, his son and heir, was aged twenty-three years at his father's death. He died on 1st Dec., 7 Henry V., and a writ of diem clausit extremum was issued on 6th Dec. following. By inquest taken 13th March, 1420, it was found that he died seised of the manor and advowson of the church of Tatham and manor of Heysham, and that Elizabeth, the wife of Thomas, son of Sir William Harrington, of Hornby, chivaler, was his daughter and heir, then aged fifteen years and upwards. (Ibid., p. 139). This pedigree is given in skeleton form in De Banco Roll, Trinity term, 5 Henry VI., m. 308. (See The Genealogist, New Series, Vol. xvii, p. 115).
Leighton, in Yealand Conyers. Oliver de Welles was rector of the church of Grasmere temp. Edward III., as appears by the following deed preserved in the Hornby Chapel Library:—Grant from Oliver de Welle, rector of the church of Gressemere, to Roger, son of Henry de Croft, knight, of all the messuages, lands and tenements, which the grantor had in the vill of Warton in Kendale on the day of the making of these presents, without any retention; to hold of the chief lords of the fee by the services due and accustomed. With warranty. Witnesses: William de Wessington, John de Wessington, William de Chamber (Camera), forester, William de Wirissale, John, son of William, clerk, and others. Dated at Warton in Kendale on Monday next after the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, 19 Edward III. [3rd October, 1345].
Seal of reddish brown wax, non-heraldic.
3 Byrom Hall, in Lowton. Newton, Lowton and Golborne all in Makerfield.
4 Ancestor of Crosse of Shaw Hill, near Chorley. Thurstan was his son and heir.
5 This would be the hamlet or estate of Holcroft, in Culcheth.
6 He was vicar of the church of Huyton.
7 He was rector of the church of Standish.
8 Feet of Fines, Lancaster, File 25, 4–7 Edward III.
9 Compare this Fine with no. 78, 24 Edward I., pt. i., p. 182.
10 Margaret de Holland possessed in her own right the manors of Chorley, Bolton-le-Moors (Great Bolton) and Aighton, near Mitton. After her death these manors were divided amongst her four daughters and coheirs, viz., by her first husband, John de Blackburn of Wiswall and Nether Darwen—(1) Alice, who married Sir Robert de Sherburn; (2) Agnes, who is named in this Fine, and married first Sir Henry de Lea of Charnock, Lea and Ravensmeols, secondly, Sir Robert de Horncliffe, the plaintiff in this Fine, but appears to have had no issue by either of her husbands; (3) Joan, who married Sir Thomas de Arderne; by her second husband, Sir Adam Banastre, who was beheaded by order of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, on the feast of St. Michael, 9 Edward II., 1315—(4) Katherine, who married Sir John Harrington of Farleton, in Lonsdale. These estates descended in the families of Sherburn, Ardern, and Harrington, as may be seen by various inquests post mortem taken in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. (Cf. Whitaker's History of Whalley, edit. 1876, ii., p. 30). A number of subsequent Fines, temp. Edward III., refer to these manors. Vide post.