Calendar of assize rolls
Roll DD

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Helena M. Chew (editor)

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1965

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[m.1] Sat. 23 Oct. 1400. Assizes of novel disseisin and mort d'ancestor. William Evot and John Wakele, sheriffs, Nicholas Symcok, coroner.

195. By a plaint of intrusion in the Husting of Common Pleas on Mon. 16 Feb. 1400.

Lettice relict of John Kyryel, kt., complains that on Thurs. 12 Feb. 1400 Isabel relict of Gilbert Meldebourne, Raymond Standelf and Margery his wife disseised her of 10s. rent from a messuage and two shops in the par. of St. Bride in Fletestrete. The defs., by John Brayles, deny the disseisin. The pl., by Richard Forster her attorney, says in support of her title that Gregory de Rokele, formerly mayor, and his ancestors were seised of the rent time out of mind and that in his will (fn. 1) he devised the same, with other lands and tenements, to his nephew Robert de Rokesle and Margery his wife, and to John, Gregory, Adam, Robert and Sarah, his children, in fee simple. John, Gregory, Adam and Robert died, leaving Gregory son of the above-named Robert de Rokesle and Walter Morice and Sarah his wife, surviving child of the testator (fn. 2) , jointly seised of the rent and tenements. Afterwards, by indenture made between them, Gregory, Walter and Sarah partitioned the inheritance, Walter and Sarah receiving as their share a messuage over by Flete Bridge and 12s. rent payable from the tenement formerly belonging to Walter de Flete, of which the 10s. rent in view is parcel. Thereafter Walter Morice granted the aforesaid rent with other lands and tenements for life to Thomas his son, to whom the reversion of the same descended on the death of Walter and Sarah. Thomas in his will (fn. 3) directed that the rent, with other of his properties, should be sold by his executors and the proceeds divided into three parts. Accordingly after his death Cecily his widow, Thomas Cobham and Henry Bevere, rector of St. Peter in Bradstrete, his executors, by deed dated Tues. 1 Aug. 1368 sold the rent, with other properties, to John Bryklesworth, citizen, and John Bryklesworth, clerk, to hold to them and the heirs of John Bryklesworth, citizen, Cecily quitclaiming her rights in the same. Later, John Bryklesworth, clerk, having died, John Bryklesworth, citizen, by his will (fn. 4) devised the rent to Lettice his wife, the pl., and Richard his son. Richard having died without issue, the pl. was duly seised of the rent until disseised by the defs. The jury comes by Richard Burgate, Richard Walleworth, Robert Mauncell, John Shrovesbury, Robert Bowechyng, John Staunton, Roger Mark, Thomas Whitton, John Wykes, Richard Frenssh, Geoffrey Husey and Guy Nicholas. The jurors say that the pl. was seised of the rent until disseised by Isabel who refused payment. The other defs. were not implicated. Damages, including nineteen years' arrears, and costs, £11. Isabel in mercy and the pl. for a false plaint as regards the other defs. [m.1d. Blank.]

[m.2] Sat. 28 Feb. 1400. William Hyde and William Walderne, sheriffs, Nicholas Symcok, coroner.

196. By a plaint of intrusion in a congregation of the mayor and aldermen on Mon. 1 Dec. 1399.

John Clerk of Yerdeleye and Elizabeth his wife complain that on Wed. 26 Nov. 1399 John Hermesthorp, clerk, William Hermesthorp and Richard Braunston disseised them of a messuage, six shops and three gardens in the par. of St. Botolph without Algate. The defs. make default. The pls., by Richard Forster their attorney, say in support of their title that Jordan de Elsyng, citizen and mercer, was seised of the tenements in view, in Est Smythfeld, and granted them to Robert Pygot, late citizen and draper, and Maud his wife to hold for life, with remainder in fee tail to William, son of Roger de Caumpes; the same to revert, in failure of issue to William, to the right heirs of Robert Pycot, by deed dated 2 May 1360 and witnessed by John Notte, John de Bures, John Warde, Richard de Essex, John de Somersham, William Game and John Smyth. William Caumpes died without issue in the lifetime of Robert and Maud, but Maud survived her husband and married Richard Palmer. Afterwards she and Richard alienated the tenement in which she had a life interest to John Norhampton, draper, and others, in disinheritance of the heirs of Robert Pycot. In consequence of this alienation and after the death of Maud, the pls., claiming in right of Elizabeth, as kinswoman and heiress of Robert, viz. daughter of Agnes, daughter of Margaret, Robert's sister, entered upon the tenements in view and were seised thereof until ejected by the defs. The assize comes by Thomas Clerk, John atte Lee, Richard Bengeo, John Frowy, Stephen Roo, William Short, John Hay, John Bokeler, John Deyk, John Kelsey, Edmund Jobur and William Bonauntre. Verdict for the pls. Damages 13s. 4d. Defs. in mercy. Damages remitted in court by the pl.'s attorney. [m.2d. Blank.]

[m.3] Sat. 21 Apr. 1408. Assizes of fresh force. Henry Halton and Henry Poumfreyt, sheriffs. Coroner absent.

197. Thomas, abbot of St. Augustine's Canterbury, complains that on Thurs. 2 Feb. 1408 Robert Domenyk, mercer, and Joan his wife, Henry Somer, John Waltham, brewer, Alice Lynne and Thomas Douver, smith, disseised him of 22s. 6d. rent in the par. of St. Mildred in Poultry, post primam etc. The defs. make default. The pl., by Thomas Stable his attorney, says in support of his title that he and all his predecessors, time out of mind, have been seised of the rent in question by the hands of the tenants of the three shops upon which it is chargeable. The assize comes by Richard Person, John Ballard, Thomas Styllyngton, John Olney, John Lemman, Robert Marshal, Adam Smalstrete, Stephen Hervy, William Weston, John Mullyng, John Gedney and Robert Stokton. The jurors say that William, predecessor of the pl., and his successors were seised of the rent time out of mind until disseised by the defs. who replevied the distresses taken by the pl. There has been no fraud or collusion contrary to the Statute of mortmain. (fn. 5) Damages, including costs and sixteen years' arrears, £18 10s. Defs. in mercy.

[m.3d.] Endorsements: 'Cantemus domino gloriose' and 'Assise de tempore Henrici quarti.'

[m.4] 10 Jul. 1400. Assizes, etc. William Walderne and William Hyde, sheriffs, Nicholas Symcok, coroner.

198. Edith Griffith, prioress of St. John the Baptist of Haliwell, complains that on the Thurs. before the suing-out of the bill, Robert Denny, kt., and Anne his wife disseised her of 10s. rent from a tenement upon the corner of Mynchenelane in the par. of St. Mary Fanchirche. The defs. make default. The pl. says that she and her predecessors have been seised of the rent time out of mind until the defs. refused payment. The assize comes by John Kelsey, William Bonaunter, John Dyke, Thomas Bysouthe, William Turnour, Robert Ludlowe, John Bokeler, John Frowy, Richard Benioie, Edmund Jober, Godfrey Cost and John Mogyll. The jurors say that Benigna, a former prioress, was seised of the rent in the time of Henry III, and that the defs. refused payment to John Welles, agent of the pl. Damages, including two and a quarter years' arrears, 35s. 10d. Defs. in mercy. [m.4d. Blank.]

[m.5] Sat. 21 Feb. 1400.

199. The same prioress complains that on the Thurs. before the suing-out of the bill, John Haryngey, jun., and Adam Alderne disseised her of 4s. rent from a messuage in the par. of St. Giles without Crepulgate. Adam, by William Palmere, denies the disseisin. John, in person, answers as tenant of the messuage in question but says that since it is outside the pl.'s fee she ought not to have an assize unless she shows her title. The pl., by John Ougham her attorney, answers that she and her predecessors have been seised of the rent time out of mind. The assize comes by Robert Garth, John Hilleston, Richard Serle, John Hatfeld, John Bonauntre, Thomas Wegge, William Larke, John Nasynge, Robert Store, John Arnold, Richard Kent and William Stone. The jurors say that the pl. was seised of the rent until John Haryngey refused payment to John Welles, her servant. Adam Alderne is not implicated. The jurors say that Benigna, a former prioress, was seised of the rent in the time of Henry III, and likewise Isabel Nortone, the immediate predecessor of the pl. Damages, including six and a half years' arrears, 39s. 4d. John in mercy and the pl. for a false plaint as regards Adam. [m.5d. Blank.]

[m.6] Sat. 2 Jul. 1401. Assizes of novel disseisin and mort d'ancestor. William Evot and John Wakele, sheriffs. William Brounflet, coroner, absent.

200. By a plaint of intrusion in a congregation of the mayor and aldermen on Mon. 9 May 1401.

Thomas Stowe, dean, and the chapter of St. Paul's complain that on Thurs. 5 May 1401 Thomas Atherston, rector of St. Margaret in Briggestrete, near London Bridge, disseised them of 4s. rent in the par. of St. Margaret aforesaid, post primam etc. The def., in person, says that the tenements from which the rent issues comprise three shops with three solars above and a building called a 'parler'; but since these are outside the pls.' fee he asks judgment whether the pls. may have their assize unless they show their title. The pls., by John Hogham their attorney, say that they and their predecessors have been seised of the rent time out of mind. This the def. denies. The assize comes by Robert Cok, Edmund Bys, William Bryan, Robert Mersk, John Elyngham, John Fere, Robert Edward, William Shirwode, Thomas Reygate, Richard Hoke, Thomas Aylemere and Richard Storme. They say that the pls. have been seised time out of mind of the rent which issues from the three solars and the 'parler' but not from the shops above-mentioned, and that John Sendale, the immediate predecessor of the pl., was likewise so seised. The disseisin was caused by the refusal of the def. to pay. Damages, including fifteen years' arrears, 62s. [m.6d. Blank.]

[m.7] Sat. 18 Jun. 1401.

201. By a plaint of intrusion in a congregation of the mayor and aldermen on Mon. 2 May 1401.

William Grantham, goldsmith, and Katherine his wife complain that on Thurs. 28 Apr. 1401 John Northwold, citizen, and Margaret his wife disseised them of a piece of land measuring 44 × 3 ft. in the par. of All Hallows Bredestrete. The defs., by John Martin, ask judgment because the tenant is not named in the bill. Alternatively they deny the disseisin. The assize comes by Robert Brendewode, John Gayton, Roger Warde, Matthew Reede, John Silverton, John Somervyle, Walter Strete, Thomas Barwe, Richard Cornewaill, Thomas Sperman, John Kneseworth and John Dancastre. The jurors say that the defs. were seised of the piece of land, as of Margaret's right, on the day of the suing-out of the bill, and had disseised thereof the pls. by force and arms. Damages 13s. 4d. Therefore let the defs. be taken etc. [m.7d. Blank.]

[m.8] Sat. 9 Jul. 1401. John Wakele and William Evot, sheriffs, Robert Bromflet, coroner.

202. Brother Walter Grendon, prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, complains that on the Thurs. before the suing-out of the bill in 21 Richard II [1397–8] Adam Fraunceys, kt., William Belgrave, rector of St. Mary Magdalene in Milkstrete, John Bokel, capper, and John Bentele disseised him of 26s. 8d. rent from tenements in the pars. of St. Mary Magdalene in Milkstrete and St. Peter in Westchepe. William Belgrave, John Bokel and John Bentele, by John Balley, deny the disseisin. Adam, by John Clos his attorney, says that the tenements upon which the rent is chargeable comprise a messuage and five shops. In the messuage and two shops in Milkstrete he has no interest, but he answers as tenant of the remaining three shops, which are situated in Westchepe. He says, however, that the shops are outside the fee of the pl., who ought not to be allowed an assize unless he shows his title. The pl., by John Hogham his attorney, says that brother Peter de Hagham, a former prior, was seised of the messuage and shops in question and enfeoffed therewith in fee simple Henry Waleys, citizen, for a yearly rent of 2 marks by an indenture witnessed by brother William de Totehale, brother William de Hampton, prior of the church of Clerkenwell, brother Nicholas Accoumb, the prior's 'socius', brother Thomas de Enderby, preceptor of London, sir John le Bretun, warden of the City, sir Robert de Bassynges, John de Bauquelle and William de Hereforde and dated 2 Jul. 1297; in virtue of which feoffment Peter and his successors were duly seised of the rent in question until disseised by the defs. Adam says that the deed does not include the three shops for which he answers as tenant, and he asks that before the assize comes the witnesses named in the deed be caused to appear. Nevertheless, it is adjudged that the assize proceed. The jury comes by Hugh Clerk, Thomas Sperman, John Somervill, Robert Brendewode, John Walpole, Walter Strete, John Crouch, John Kyng, Henry Payn, Thomas Barwe, Richard Cornewayle and Simon Sewale. The jurors say that Peter de Hagham in the deed above-recited granted to Henry Waleys two of the three shops for which Adam Fraunceys answers as tenant, together with the messuage and two other shops situated in Milkstrete, and that John Radyngton, the immediate predecessor of the pl., and all his predecessors since the date of the feoffment, have been seised of the rent until the defs. refused payment to William West, agent of the pl. Damages, including five years' arrears, 11 marks. Defs. in mercy. (fn. 6) [m.8d. Blank.]

[m.9] (fn. 7) Sat. 9 Jul. 1401. John Wakele and William Evot, sheriffs, Nicholas Symcok, coroner.

203. Richard Jepe, parson of All Hallows in Honylane, complains that on Thurs. 26 May 1401 Henry Talbot, 'squyer,' and Katherine his wife disseised him of 6 marks rent from two messuages and a garden in the par. of St. Mary Magdalene in Melkstrete. The defs., by John Cloos their attorney, say that the messuages and garden are outside the pl.'s fee. The pl., by Richard Forster his attorney, says that he and his predecessors have been seised of the rent by the hands of the tenants of the messuages and garden time out of mind. The assize comes by William Eustace, Robert Brendewode, John Somervyle, William Grantham, John Kneesworth, Simon Sewale, Thomas Sperman, John Kyng, Walter Strete, Richard Cornewayle, John Croucher and John Cosseham. Verdict for the pl. Damages, including one year's arrears, £4 6s. 8d. Defs. in mercy. [m.9d. Blank.]

[m.10] Sat. 2 Jul. 1401. William Evot and John Wakele, sheriffs. Robert Brounflet, coroner, absent.

204. By a plaint of intrusion in a congregation of the mayor and aldermen on Mon. 9 May 1401.

Adam Drake, chaplain, complains that on Thurs. 5 May 1401 John Cretyng, broderer, and Joan his wife, John Wysbech, John Broune, Thomas Hay, spurrier, John Henney, spurrier, and John Boneire, jeweller, disseised him of two shops with two solars in the par. of St. Martin without Ludgate. John Cretyng and Joan his wife, by John Skyrne, deny the disseisin. The other defs. make default. The assize comes by John Wykes, John Cony, Richard Pervile, Nicholas Symond, Raymond Standelff, George Cressy, Richard Walworth, John Henxtworth, John Tewkesbury, Geoffrey Huseye, Thomas Wytton and John Staunton. The jurors find that the pl. was disseised by John and Joan, and that the other defs. were not implicated. Damages 40d. John and Joan in mercy and the pl. for a false plaint as regards the other defs. [m.10d. Blank.]

[m.11] Sat. 3 Dec. 1401. William Fremelyngham and William Venour, sheriffs.

205. By a plaint of intrusion in the Husting of Common Pleas on Mon. 6 Jun. 1401.

Henry Talbot, 'squyer,' and Katherine his wife complain that on Thurs. 26 May 1401 Solomon Salman, citizen and mercer, disseised them of two pieces of land in the par. of St. Mary Magdalene in Milkstrete, measuring respectively 32 ft. × 2 ft. and 42 ft. × 8 ins. The def., by John Irby, says that no tenant is named in the bill. Alternatively he denies the disseisin. Henry appears in person and Katherine by John Deryng her attorney. The assize comes by Richard Cornewayll, William Eustace, John Hunte, John Somervyle, Henry Rokhawe, Simon Sewale, Thomas Sperman, William Grantham, John Knesworth, Robert Brenley, John Heede and Henry Payn. The jurors say that the def. disseised the pls. by force and arms. Damages £10. Def. in mercy. [m.11d. Blank.]

[m.12] Sat. 5 Feb. 1401. John Wakele and William Evot, sheriffs, Nicholas Symcok, coroner.

206. Edith Gryffith, prioress of St. John the Baptist of Halywell, complains that on Thurs. 14 Oct. 1400 Edward Ludelowe, Philip Burton and Joan his wife, John Faryngton and Elizabeth his wife, Walter Welyngton and Thomas Welyngton his son disseised her of 20s. rent from a messuage and three shops with solars in the par. of St. Mary Fanchirch. The defs. make default. The pl., asked to show her title, answers by John Ougham her attorney that she and her predecessors have been seised of the rent time out of mind until the defs. refused payment. The assize comes by Robert Scalton, John Frowy, William Turnour, John Bokeler, Thomas Besouth, John Dyke, Robert Ludlowe, John Kelseye, William Bonauntre, John atte Lee, John Mogill and Richard Storme. The jurors say that Benigna, a former prioress of the house, was seised of the rent in the time of Henry III and that John, Elizabeth, Walter and Thomas refused payment to John Welles, the pl.'s agent, and that the other defs. were not implicated. Damages, including ten and a half years' arrears, £10 6s. 8d. Disseisors in mercy and the pl. for a false plaint as regards the other defs. [m.12d. Blank.]

207. [m.13] William Marschall, perpetual chaplain of the chantry at the altar of St. Katherine in St. Mary Colchurch, complains that on Thurs. 29 Nov. 1397 Bartholomew Bourcer, kt., and Idonea his wife, Thomas Glenaunt, Godfrey Reynold, Nicholas Chetewoode, John Tye and Robert Bradbury disseised him of 53s. 4d. rent in the par. of St. Michael upon Cornhull. Bartholomew and Idonea make default. Thomas Glenaunt says that the premises from which the rent issues comprise two messuages and six shops, of which he holds two-thirds jointly with his brother, William Glenaunt, in fee tail, under the will, produced in court, of John Glenaunt; (fn. 8) and because William is not named in the bill, and there is no receiver (perceptor) of the rent named therein, he asks judgment concerning the same. As regards the remaining third part Thomas and William say that Bartholomew Bourcer and Idonea his wife hold it in right of Idonea, to whom it was devised for life by John Glenaunt, her former husband, with reversion to them, in fee tail; and that at the time of the devise it was not burdened with the rent in question. They ask that, in default of Bartholomew and Idonea, they may be admitted to defend their right. Thomas is admitted by the court to answer concerning his half of the third part, but as far as the remaining half is concerned it is adjudged that the assize be taken by default etc. Thomas says that the half for which he answers is outside the fee of the pl., who ought not to have his assize unless he can show his title. The pl. cites the record of an assize of novel disseisin brought by him on Sat. 13 Nov. 1395 against Edmund Brokesbourne, then the husband of Idonea, who is now the wife of Bartholomew Bourcer, William Rendre, John Tye, Nicholas Chytewode and Godfrey Reynold, then tenants, in Idonea's right, of the aforesaid messuages and shops, in respect of the rent of 53s. 4d. now in view, whereby he was confirmed in his seisin of the same, and so remained until disseised by the defs. named in the present bill. The def. Thomas says that he is not required by law to answer to the matters alleged by the pl. in support of his title and asks that the pl. be precluded from the assize. The pl. says, as far as concerns the twothirds of the messuages and shops which the def. Thomas claims to hold jointly with his brother William in fee tail, that they are in fact held by Bartholomew and Idonea in Idonea's right. The other defs., by John Berbowe, say that on the day of the suing-out of the bill, Thomas Glenaunt held twothirds of the two messuages and six shops in view jointly with his brother William in fee tail, under the will of John Glenaunt. They ask judgment concerning the bill because no receiver (perceptor) of the rent in question is named therein. The pl. answers that he is not required by law to answer the defs.' plea. The assize comes by John de Thorp, John Mendham, Adam Smalstrete, Thomas Hattefeld, Richard Storme, Thomas Aylemere, William Weston, John Brodok, Richard Tutteford, William Self, Richard Corner and Ralph Silkiston. The jurors find that as far as the two-thirds are concerned, the def. Thomas holds jointly with his brother William by devise of John Glenaunt as above alleged. It is therefore adjudged that the pl. take nothing for his plaint and be in mercy. [m.13d. Blank.]

[m.14] Sat. 16 Jul. 1401. William Evot and John Wakele, sheriffs. William Brounflete, coroner, absent.

208. By a plaint of intrusion in the Husting of Pleas of Land on Mon. 7 Mar. 1401.

William Baret complains that on Thurs. 3 Mar. John Walcote, citizen, disseised him of 10s. rent issuing from tenements in the par. of All Hallows Bredstrete. The def., in person, says that the tenements in view are a messuage and a shop, of which he is tenant but that they are outside the pl.'s fee. The pl. says in support of his title that Joan Vyell was formerly seised of the rent, and by her deed granted it in fee simple to John Lyncolne and Agnes his wife, who thereafter granted it to Elias Southfolke and Joan his wife. From Joan it descended to John Hynton, her son, who granted it to Roger Wodeby, who granted it to Simon Child, who granted it to Richard Vyncent, who granted it to John Michell and John Frankelyn, who granted it to Hugh Badowe, John Aubray and John Phylpot, who granted it to the pl. and Eleanor, then his wife, in fee tail, with remainder, in failure of issue to William, to his right heirs. The deeds are produced in court. Eleanor died before the suing-out of the bill, having had no issue by the pl., who was seised of the rent until disseised by the def. The def. denies that Joan Vyell or her ancestors were ever seised of the rent in question. The assize comes by Robert Brendewode, Thomas Hogate, John Gayton, William Russell, Roger Warde, Matthew Rede, John Somervyle, John Knesworth, Walter Strete, Thomas Barowe, William Norton and Walter Torgold. Verdict for the pl. Damages, including five and a half years' arrears, £4 10s. Def. in mercy. [m.14d. Blank.]

[m.15] Sat. 23 Oct. 1400. John Wakele and William Evot, sheriffs, Nicholas Symcok, coroner.

209. William Wakeryng, master of the hospital of St. Bartholomew in Westsmythefeld, complains (fn. 9) that John Bryan and Joan his wife and John Bocher, woodmonger, on the Thurs. before the suing-out of the bill disseised him of 60s. rent from tenements in the par. of St. Andrew in Castle Baynard ward. John Bryan comes in person, and represents his wife as her attorney. John Bocher, by John Cloos, says that the tenements in view are outside the pl.'s fee. The pl. says in support of his title that Robert son of Walter was seised of the rent and granted it by his deed during the wardenship of John Bretoun, kt., and the shrievalty of Henry le Bole and Elias Russell, (fn. 1) to master William Kenebauton, the king's pantler, after whose death his son John by his charter dated during the mayoralty of Elias Russelle and the shrievalty of Richard de Caumpes and Luke de Haveryng, (fn. 11) granted it to Robert de Berkyng, goldsmith, who by his charter dated 23 Apr. 1314 granted it to master Peter de Askerne, clerk, to whom Roger de Kenebauton, William's son, released and quitclaimed it by deed dated Tues. 3 Mar. 1321 and enrolled on the roll of the pleas heard before the justices in eyre at the Tower in that year. (fn. 12) Master Peter afterwards in his will (fn. 13) devised it to the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Bartholomew to maintain a chantry there. In virtue of this devise the master and brethren were duly seised of the rent after the testator's death, and their seisin was confirmed by letters patent dated 22 Feb. 1323. (fn. 14) The assize comes by Nicholas Turk, Ralph atte Sweche, Alan Symond, Lawrence Durham, Geoffrey Sutton, John Henxtworth, Roger Warde, Thomas Hogate, Ralph Reede, Walter Torgold, William Hert and John Dadyngton. Verdict for the pl. Damages, including eight and a quarter years' arrears, £27 15s. Defs. in mercy. Arrears and damages paid to the pl. in court. [m.15d. Blank.]

[m.16] Sat. 10 Jun. 1402. William Fremelyngham and William Venour, sheriffs, Robert Brounflet, coroner.

210. William Wykeham, bishop of Winchester, and William Rykhill, kt., complain that on the Thurs. before the suing-out of the bill William Powe and Agnes his wife, John Henxtworth, Henry Cook, barber, and William de Ware disseised them of two-thirds of a rent of 8s. 4d. in the par. of St. Andrew at Baynardescastell, post primam etc. The defs: make default. The pls., by John Owgham their attorney, say in support of their title that John Swanlond, citizen and draper, was seised of the rent in the time of Edward III, and on his death it descended to Beatrice, his sister and heiress, who married Walter de Southwythum of co. Lincoln. Afterwards Walter and Beatrice by their deed enrolled in the Husting (fn. 15) on Mon. 20 Jul. 1366 and dated Sat. 28 Mar. 1366 granted it, with other properties, to William de Askham, who by his deed dated Sun. 1 Nov. 1366 granted it to Nicholas Rownhey and William Peryton, chaplain, who by deed dated 18 Jul. 1375 granted it to Thomas de Brakenborgh, citizen and merchant, who by deed dated 1 Feb. 1376 granted it, with other rents amounting to 10 marks 5s., to Richard Bokelond of New Alresford, who in his will (fn. 16) devised the rent with other properties to Joan his wife for life, with the proviso that after her death they should be sold by the provosts of the chapel of New Alresford and his executors, viz. Joan, his wife, John de Byketon, rector of Byketon, and Thomas Kantesangre. Accordingly his executors, together with John atte Rugge and Thomas Meryweder, provosts of the chapel, by their charter enrolled in the Husting (fn. 17) on Mon. 10 Nov. 1382 and dated the same day, sold the reversion of the rent of 8s. 4d., with others amounting, as above, to 10 marks 5s., to William de Waleworth, kt. and citizen, Robert Sprottesborgh, rector of St. Margaret in Bruggestrete, and Richard Warmyngton, chaplain. After Joan's death, Robert, William and Richard were duly seised of the rent in question; but by indenture produced in court, dated 1 Feb. 1389 and enrolled in the Husting (fn. 18) on Mon. 22 Mar. 1389, Robert and Richard [demised ?] two-thirds of the rents, including the 8s. 4d. in view. . . . (fn. 19) [m.16d. Blank.]

[m.17] (fn. 20) Sat. 6 May 1402.

211. John Trygg, citizen and fishmonger, complains that on the Thurs. before the suing-out of the bill William Ragonell, parson of St. Mary Wolcherchehawe, William Ledrede and William Knyght, churchwardens of the same church, John de Lynne, brewer, and William Grantham, grocer, disseised him of 4 marks rent in the par. of St. Mary aforesaid. William Ragonell and William Ledrede, in person, and the other defs., by John Sydyngbourne, deny the disseisin. William Ragonell and William Ledrede each claim to be sole tenant of the messuage and shop from which the rent in question is alleged to issue, but say that these are outside the pl.'s fee. The pl. says that William Ragonell is the sole tenant of the tenements in view. In support of his title the pl. says that Walter Berdenne was seised of the rent in view and in his will (fn. 21) devised it to Walter his son in fee tail; the same to remain, in failure of issue to the said Walter, to Walter, son of Hugh Kote. Walter, the testator's son, died without issue, and Walter Kote, son of Alice, the testator's daughter, was duly seised of the rent. Afterwards, by deed enrolled in the Husting (fn. 22) on Mon. 15 May 1318 and dated Thurs. 13 Apr. 1318, the said Walter Cote granted the rent to John Hauteyn, citizen and mercer, and Isabel his wife, from whom it descended to Robert, John's son. Robert in his will (fn. 23) devised the rent to sir Richard de Eccleshale and master Thomas Mynot to be disposed of for the welfare of his soul. After the testator's death, by deed enrolled in the Husting (fn. 24) on Mon. 9 Nov. 1349, they accordingly sold it to William Trygg, citizen and fishmonger, and Juliana his wife, from whom it descended to the pl., who was seised of it until disseised by the defs. The assize comes by William Weston, Thomas Somerton, John Derlyng, John Barry, Thomas of Kent, John Olyver, Roger Stokton, Roger Wangford, Richard Coroner, Gamelin Mas, John Bourer and John Mendham. The jurors say that William Ragonell was the sole tenant of the tenements in view on the day of the suing-out of the bill, and that the pl. was duly seised of the 4 marks rent until disseised by the same William who refused payment. Damages, including three years' arrears, £10. William Ragonell in mercy and the pl. for a false plaint as regards the other defs. [m.17d. Blank.]

[m.18] Sat. 17 Feb. 1403. Richard Merlawe and Robert Chichele, sheriffs, John Balle, coroner.

212. Edith Griffith, prioress of St. John the Baptist of Halywell, complains that on Thurs. 7 Dec. 1402 Godfrey Cost, Thomas Clerc and Richard Bretford disseised her of 26s. 8d. rent from five shops in the par. of All Hallows Graschirch. The defs. make default. The pl., by John Ougham her attorney, says that she and her predecessors have been seised of the rent time out of mind until the defs. refused payment. The assize comes by John Mogill, John de Thorp, John Kelseye, William Bonauntre, John Dyke, Thomas Besouth, John Smyth, Richard Tutford, Thomas Hatfeld, John Brodok, John Bourer and Richard Coroner. Verdict for the pl. (see 198). Damages, including three-quarters of a year's arrears, 23s. 4d. Defs. in mercy. [m.18d. Blank.]

[m.19] Sat. 28 Feb. 1405. Stephen Spelman and William Louthe, sheriffs. Coroner absent.

213. Robert, prior of Holy Trinity within Algate, complains that on the Thurs. before the suing-out of the bill John Coumbe, sen., John Coumbe, jun., and Joan his wife disseised him of 2s. rent in the par. of St. Mary Wulnothmariechirche, post primam etc. John Coumbe, jun., and Joan his wife, by Nicholas Symcok, deny the disseisin. John Coumbe, sen., by the same Nicholas his attorney, answers as tenant of the tenements in view, and says that they are outside the pl.'s fee. The pl., by Richard Forster his attorney, says that he and his predecessors have been seised of the rent time out of mind, and that prior Richard was so seised in the time of Henry III. The def. John Coumbe, sen., denies that the pl. and his predecessors were ever seised of the rent in question. The assize comes and returns that the pl. and his predecessors were seised of the rent until disseised by John Coumbe, sen., and John Coumbe, jun., who refused payment to John Hotot, one of the canons of the house, the younger counselling and inciting the elder. Damages, including eight years' arrears, 22s. 8d. John Coumbe, sen. and jun., in mercy and the pl. for a false plaint as regards Joan. William Traynell, sheriff's serjeant, is ordered to cause the pl. to have seisin of the rent, by view of the jury, and to levy the damages from the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of the defs. for payment at the next assizes. And William made execution etc. (fn. 25)

214. Joan Parles, prioress of St. Helen within Bysshoppesgate, complains that on the Thurs. before the suing-out of the bill Hugh Denton and Joan his wife disseised her of 5s. rent in the par. of St. Mildred in Bredstret, post primam etc. Hugh makes default, but Joan comes and is admitted to defend her right. She says that the tenement from which the rent issues consists of two shops of which she and Hugh are tenants in her right, but that they are outside the pl.'s fee. The pl., by Richard Forster her attorney, says that she and all her predecessors have been seised of the rent time out of mind and that Alice, late prioress, was so seised in the time of Henry III. This the def. denies. [m.19d.] The assize comes by Thomas Coffyn, Roger Warde, John Clerc, Matthew Rede, John Somervyle, John Pellyng, Walter Strete, John Crouche, Peter Torold, John Kneseworth, John Marchall and John de Gaver. Verdict for the pl. The jurors say that the defs. refused payment of the rent to Thomas Fekenham, the prioress's servant. Damages, including twelve ears' arrears, £3 13s. 4d. Defs. in mercy.

Sat. 1 Aug. 1405.

215. John Watford, prior of St. Bartholomew Westsmythefeld, complains that on the Thurs. before the suing-out of the bill Thomas Coffyn and Joan his wife disseised him of 10s. rent in the par. of Holy Trinity the Less, post primam etc. The defs. make default. The pl., by Richard Forster, John Ougham and John Cloos his attorneys, says in support of his title that he and his predecessors have been seised of the rent time out of mind, and that John, a former prior, was so seised in the time of Henry III; but that the defs. refused payment to Roger Hareden, one of the canons of the house. The assize comes by John Gayton, Roger Warde, Robert Mildenhale, John Walpole, Thomas atte Wode, John Parker, John Clerk, John Lythyngton, William Merdale, Peter Thorold, Walter Strete and John Parker, cutler. Verdict for the pl. Damages, including five and a half years' arrears, 5 marks 7s. 4d. Defs. in mercy.

[m.20] Sat. [1406–7]. (fn. 26) Nicholas Wotton and Geoffrey Broke, sheriffs, Richard Alfeld, coroner.

216. Henry, abbot of St. Saviour Bermoundeseye, complains that on Thurs. 13 May 1406 William Bovyngdon, master of St. Thomas de Acres, Edith Gryffitz, prioress of St. John the Baptist of Halywell, William Causton, hatter, Thomas Pyk, draper, John Godesburgh, hatter, Sewall Hoddesdon and Denise Causton disseised him of 20s. rent in the par. of St. Mary le Bow, post primam etc. The pl., by William Stokyngton his attorney, says in support of his title that he and his predecessors have been seised of the rent time out of mind until disseised by the defs. The defs., by John Ogham, deny the disseisin. The assize comes by Alexander Sprot, John Crouche, John Norman, John Pounde, John Ballard, Richard Parson, John Olneye, Roger Loundrez, Richard Rylle, Robert Haxton, Robert Brendewode, William Grantham and Thomas Mallyng. The jurors say that William Drynkwater, abbot, was seised of the rent in the time of Henry III and that the defs. disseised the pl. by replevying a dish taken by Ralph, a monk of the house, as a distress. [m.20d.] Damages, including six and a half years' arrears, £7 3s. 4d. Defs. in mercy.

[m.21] Sat. 24 Jul. 1406. William Crowemer and Henry Barton, sheriffs. Coroner absent.

217. Thomas Pykot complains that on Fri. 4 Jun. 1406 John, prior of Charterhouse, and Lettice, relict of Roger Cavendisch, disseised him of 26s. 8d. rent in the par. of St. Mary Wolcherchehawe. The defs. make default. The pl., by John Sydyngborne his attorney, says in support of his title that the rent in question is a quit-rent, according to the custom of the City, and that Godwin le Feliper was sometime seised thereof. Godwin granted it to Nicholas Pykot, citizen and mercer, under description of 2 marks annual quit-rent from the lands and tenements which he had by the demise of John Skyp, lying between the tenements of Margery de Berle, relict of Richard de Berle, on the east, the king's highway which leads to Westchep on the west, Cornhull street on the north and the street called Langebourne ward on the south, by deed witnessed by Philip Breton, kt., warden of the City, Thomas de Suffolk, Adam de Foleham, sheriff, Martin Box, alderman, Geoffrey de Norton, Giles le Quylter, Henry le Coteler, Sayr le Espicer, William de Seynt Cristofre, Walter de Wenlok, Roger de Broune, Robert de Fyngrie, Ralph de Honilane, John de Elsingham and Robert Clerk and dated Sat. 23 Mar. 1297. From Nicholas Pykot it descended to the pl. The assize comes by William Knyght, William Fynch, Adam Smalstrete, Richard Person, Robert Russe, William Weston, Thomas Kent, Robert Twyer, Richard Corner, Nicholas Crosse, John Thorppe and Thomas Pyke. Verdict for the pl. Damages, including fourteen years' arrears, 28 marks 3s. 4d. Defs. in mercy. [m.21d. Blank.]

[m.22] Sat. 7 May 1407. Nicholas Wotton and Geoffrey Brook, sheriffs.

218. Robert Chesterford and William Clay, citizens, complain that on Thurs. 3 Mar. 1407 John Mapilton, sen., clerk, John Mapilton, jun., Peter Mapilton, Robert Faucoun, John Kirkeby, John Basset and Elias Rayner disseised them of five messuages in the par. of St. Bride in Fletstrete. John Mapilton, jun., in person, and the other defs., by William Mulle, deny the disseisin. John Mapilton, jun., as tenant of the tenements in view, says that the assize does not lie, because Elias Rayner was seised of the premises and on 3 Sep. 1403 demised them to John Basset for 20 years, with reversion to the lessor and his heirs; but during the term the lessee enfeoffed therewith the pls. in disinheritance of the lessor, who thereupon entered upon the possession of Robert and William, and enfeoffed him, the def. The pls., by William Kyngesmyll their attorney, say that the estate of John Basset in the premises was a freehold and not a leasehold and that he was entitled to enfeoff them therewith and that they were duly seised thereof until disseised by the defs. After further allegations and denials the assize comes by Richard Walworth, William Balle, John Croke, Roger Blyth, Robert Austyn, Henry Cook, Richard Wellom, Henry Lynche, John Haddon, John Fulthorp, John Cony and John Sherlok. Verdict for the pls. Damages 5 marks. John Mapiltone, jun., and John Basset in mercy as the disseisors, and the pls. for a false plaint as regards the other defs.

[Note at the foot of the membrane]: On 3 Apr. 1411 William Shoveler, citizen and grocer, of the par. of St. Edmund in Lumbardstret, and William Okbourne, citizen and cooper, of the par. of All Hallows the Great, administrators of the goods and chattels of Geoffrey Brook, late citizen and grocer, delivered in court the record just as it is written above. [m.22d. Blank.]

[m.23] Sat. 23 Oct. 1406.

219. William Broun, perpetual chaplain of the chantry at the altar of Our Lady on the south side of the church of St. Mary Wolnothe in Lumbardstret, complains that on Thurs. 24 Jun. 1406 Robert Weston, prior of St. Mary Overey, John Sotherey, and Cecily his wife, William Weston and Joan his wife, John Gentyl and Agnes his wife, Richard Hylton, John Benet, chaplain, Richard Lye, Joan and Christine his daughters, John Megre and Emma his wife, disseised him of £6 13s. 4d. rent (fn. 27) in the pars. of St. Michael upon Cornhull, St. Mary Wolnothe in Lumbardstret and St. Mary Abcherche. The defs. make default. The pl., in support of his title, says that Thomas Noket, citizen and draper, was seised of three messuages in the par. of St. Michael upon Cornhull, a messuage and five shops in the par. of St. Mary Abcherche in Shitebornlane and Abcherchelane, and a messuage and tavern and three shops in the par. of St. Mary Wolnothe in Lumbardstret, and in his will (fn. 28) devised to William Cachemayde, rector of St. Mary Wolnothe, 10 marks rent payable from the same for the foundation and maintenance of a chantry in the church of St. Mary Wolnothe for the souls of the testator and Margery his wife, with right to distrain for the same. Afterwards the king by letters patent (fn. 29) dated 12 Jan. 1398 granted licence to the prioress and convent of St. Mary Clerkenwell and William Cachemayde to found and maintain in the church of St. Mary Wolnothe a chantry of two chaplains for the souls of Gregory de Norton, Alice, relict of Gregory de Norton, alias atte Shyre, Roger de Norton, John de Norton, Thomas atte Shyre and Maud his wife, and Thomas Noket and Margery his wife and their parents; and to William Cachemayde to assign for the maintenance of one of the chaplains the 10 marks rent issuing from the tenements belonging to Thomas Noket. Subsequently the prioress and convent and William Cachemayde, in pursuance of the abovementioned letters patent by their deed dated 10 Jul. 1399 appointed as chaplains to serve the chantry William Broun, the pl., and William Weston; William Cachemayde assigning to William Broun the 10 marks rent devised by Thomas Noket for the purpose, with power to distrain for it if it should fall into arrears. [m.23d.] In virtue of his grant all the tenants of the tenements upon which the rent is chargeable attorned the same to William Broun, the pl., who was duly seised thereof until disseised by the defs., who refused payment. The assize comes by Robert Twyer, Roger Stokton, John Mullyng, Martin Godard, John Smyth, Henry Welleford, Thomas Mallyng, Adam Smalstret, Robert Ludwyk, Robert Marklee, John Lemman and Richard Storme. Verdict for the pl. Damages 20s. and three-quarters of a year's arrears. Defs. in mercy.

[m.24] Sat. 12 Feb. 1407.

220. Robert, prior of Holy Trinity within Algate, complains that Robert Rameseye and William Derhant disseised him of 13s. 4d. rent in the par. of St. Margaret in Briggestrete. The defs. make default. The pl., by Richard Forster his attorney, says that the rent in question is a quit-rent, and that he and his predecessors have been seised thereof time out of mind, until disseised by the defs., who refused payment. The assize comes by William Baybroke, John Double, John Appulby, Robert Cok, Thomas Peron, John More, William Bryan, Robert Mersk, John Elyngham, Henry Preston, John Parnes and John Borham. Verdict for the pl. The jurors say that Richard, a former prior, was seised of the rent in the time of Henry III. Damages, including one and a half years' arrears, 30s. Defs. in mercy. (fn. 30) [m.24d. Blank.]

[m.25] Sat. 23 Oct. 1406.

221. William Weston, perpetual chaplain of the chantry at the altar of Our Lady on the south side of the church of St. Mary Wolnothe in Lumbardstrete, complains that on Thurs. 24 Jun. 1406 the same defs. as in 219 disseised him of 60s. rent in the same pars. The defs. make default. The pl. pleads as did the pl. in 219. [m.25d.] The assize comes, as in 219. Verdict for the pl. Damages 20s. and three-quarters of a year's arrears. Defs. in mercy.

[m.26] Sat. [? 27 Nov. 1406]. (fn. 31) Henry Barton and William Crowmere, sheriffs. Coroner absent.

222. Henry, abbot of St. Saviour Bermondeseye, complains that on Thurs. 15 Jul. 1406 John Walssh and Agnes his wife disseised him of 8s. rent in the par. of St. Michael at Corn, post primam etc. The pl., by William Stokyngtone his attorney, says that the rent is a quit-rent, and that he and his predecessors, as well priors as abbots, have been seised of it time out of mind until disseised by the defs. The defs. make default. The assize comes by John Dadyngton, Thomas Cam, John Parkere, Peter Torold, John Standelf, John Maplesden, John Smyth, Richard Pull, John Herry, William Randolf, John Bulstrode and Robert Knotte. Verdict for the pl. They say that Bernard, prior, was seised of the rent in the time of Henry III. Damages, including ten years' arrears, £4 13s. 4d. Defs. in mercy. [m.26d. Blank.]

[m.27] (fn. 32) Sat. 6 May 1407. Geoffrey Brook and Nicholas Wotton, sheriffs. Coroner absent.

223. John, prior of Crutched Friars, complains that Richard Spicer and Amy his wife disseised him of a messuage in the par. of St. Olave by the Tower. The defs., in person, say that the assize does not lie, because Robert de Stanlowe, late prior, granted the messuage to Ralph Spigurnell, kt., in fee simple, who granted it to John Gobyon, who remained in possession thereof until the pl., under the impression that the interest of the above-named Ralph in the premises was for the life of prior Robert only, entered and ejected him. Asked, at the suit of the pl., who appears by John Cloos his attorney, whether they can show anything in support of their allegation, the defs. say nothing. Thereupon the pl. says that the grant made by his predecessor to Ralph Spigurnell was made without the assent of his chapter, and that prior John who succeeded Robert brought a writ of right in the Husting of Pleas of Land (fn. 33) on Mon. 19 Feb. 1386 against Elizabeth Spigurnell, the then tenant. In the Husting of Pleas of Land on Mon. 24 June. 1387 (fn. 34) Elizabeth pleaded that she held the messuage for life by the demise of John Barwe, clerk, for whose aid she asked. Afterwards John Barwe came and joined with Elizabeth in answering, alleging that she held the premises for life by his demise, with reversion to himself and his heirs; and thereof they put themselves upon a jury of twenty-four. [m.28] (fn. 35) After adjournment Elizabeth and John failed to appear and judgment went by default, prior John recovering his seisin. After the death of prior John the present pl. entered upon the premises as his successor, and was seised thereof in right of his house until disseised by the defs. The defs. say that the recovery was false in law, and contrary to the grant and feoffment of prior Robert de Stanlowe, which was made with the consent of the chapter. The pl. again asks that the defs. produce evidence in support of their allegations, and on their failure to do so, requests that this be recorded by the court. He says that their plea is insufficient in law to exclude him from the assize. After adjournment that the court may seek further advice, the defs. come by Amy, who says that her husband has no interest in the tenement in view except in her right, and asks that she be admitted to plead in his default. She says that she enjoys the estate in the premises formerly enjoyed by John Gobyon. [m.29] Both parties repeat their previous pleas, but afterwards the def. says that the reversion above alleged to belong to John Barwe after the death of Elizabeth Spigurnell belonged instead to Elias de Thorp, her father. [m.30] Eventually the assize comes by Robert Arnold, Robert Burford, John Raulyns, William Wodeward, Robert Fraunkleyn, Thomas Wyssh, John Broun, William Bonauntre, John Aldenham, Ralph Silkeston, John atte Lee and Bartholomew Seman. The jurors say that the grant made by prior Robert to Ralph Spigurnell was made without the consent of the chapter, and that the present prior was seised of the premises until disseised by the defs. They say that the yearly value of the tenements in view is 40s. and that the disseisin was done on 2 Apr. 1407. They assess the costs at 6s. 8d. Asked concerning the pl.'s title they say that Simon de Hathefeld, citizen and potter, by indenture dated Thurs. 17 Apr. 1343 granted the tenement in view to brother Thomas Whatton, then prior, to hold for the life of the grantor at an annual rent of 8 marks. Afterwards the king by his letters patent (fn. 36) dated 20 Aug. 1343 granted licence to Simon Pottere to alienate the tenement to the prior in fee simple; he having been previously licensed to acquire lands, rents and tenements to the yearly value of 100s. In pursuance of the above letters patent Simon de Hathefeld, alias Pottere, by indenture dated 2 Jun. 1356 released and quitclaimed to brother William Charyngworth, successor of prior Thomas, all his rights in the tenement aforesaid; [m.31] in virtue of which release William Charyngworth and all his successors were seised of the tenement until disseised by the defs. Thereupon the pl. asks that the allowance for costs be increased from 6s. 8d. to 13s. 4d., so that the total damages finally amount to 50s. Defs. in mercy.

[m.32] Sat. 26 Nov. 1407. Henry Pountfreyt and Henry Halton, sheriffs. Coroner absent.

224. Henry, abbot of St. Saviour Bermondeseye, complains that on Thurs. 10 Mar. 1407 Richard Pavy and Joan his wife disseised him of 25s. rent in the par. of St. Pancras, post primam etc. The defs. make default. The pl., by William Stokyngton his attorney, says the rent is a quit-rent, and he and his predecessors have been seised thereof time out of mind. The assize comes by Robert Betoigne, Simon Sewale, John Norman, John Ballard, John Crouche, Walter Strete, Edmund Salle, Thomas Barowe, Walter Cakton, John Pellyng, Robert Brendewode and William Grantham. Verdict for the pl. (See 216.) Damages, including seven and a half years' arrears, £11 7s. 6d. Defs. in mercy. [m.32d.] Endorsed: Bermoundeseye.

[m.33] Sat. 5 May 1408.

225. William, prior of Holy Trinity, complains that William Hert, citizen and cutler, William Parker, John Whyteberd, William Thyrlewall, James Cok, cutler, and Joan his wife disseised him of 20s. rent in the par. of St. Mary Wolchyrch. The defs. make default. The pl., by Richard Forster his attorney, in support of his title says that the rent is a quit-rent and that he and his predecessors have been seised thereof time out of mind until disseised by the defs. who refused payment to the renter. The assize comes by Adam Smalstrete, Robert Marchall, Stephen Hervy, William Fynch, John Lemman, William Weston, John Gedeney, Robert Markele, John Megre, Robert Twyer, Richard Storme and Richard Coroner. Verdict for the pl. They say that prior Richard was seised of the rent in the time of Henry III. Damages, including one and a half years' arrears, 36s. 8d. Defs. in mercy and afterwards the prior remitted in court all except 22s. (fn. 37) [m.33d. Blank.]

[m.34] Sat. 17 Mar. 1408.

226. Thomas Stopeham, prior of St. Mary Magdalen of Tortyngton, Sussex, complains that on Thurs. 18 Jan. 1408 John Wotton and Rose his wife, William Foucher, citizen and mercer, William Lambard, citizen and pouchmaker, and Thomas Bristowe, chaplain, disseised him of 17s. 4d. rent in the par. of St. Swythin in Candelwykstrete, post primam etc. The defs. say that the tenement from which the rent issues comprises two shops and is outside the pl.'s fee. The pl., in person, says in support of his title that Robert Aguylon in his will (fn. 38) devised the rent to God and St. Mary of Tortyngton and the canons there serving God in the time of prior Roger, and that Roger and all his successors have been seised thereof until disseised by the defs. The assize comes by William Bailly, William Self, Richard Storme, John Benyngton, John Lemman, John Olney, Adam Smalstrete, Robert Marchall, Stephen Hervy, Henry Lovelych, Thomas de Kent and Richard Stacy. Verdict for the pl. Damages, including sixteen years' arrears, £14 10s. 8d. Defs. in mercy.

[m.34d.] Pleas of land and assizes of 1–4 and 6–9 Henry IV, [1399–1400 to 1402–3 and 1404–5 to 1407–8].

Footnotes

1 Proved 22 Jul. 1291, Cal. Wills, I, 98–9.
2 The relationships of the Rokesle family appear to be confused.
3 Proved 17 Jul. 1368, Cal. Wills, II, 107–9.
4 Proved 4 Dec. 1368, Cal. Wills, II, 119–20.
5 This clause has not been calendared elsewhere in Roll DD as it is common form in assizes where the pl. is an ecclesiastical person.
6 For writs distraining the former sheriffs to bring in the record of this assize upon a writ of error and an incomplete copy of the assize enrolled in the Husting of Common Pleas in 1402, see H.C.P.R. 126, mm.3,4,7d.
7 This membrane appears to be part of an indenture. The lower edge is indented, the line passing through a name which appears to be MARCHAUNT.
8 Proved 16 Jun. 1393, Cal. Wills, II, 300–1, under the name of Clenhond.
9 The bill is not entered on the membrane but the heading of the assize states that a plaint of intrusion was brought in the Husting of Common Pleas on Mon. 9 Dec. 1398.
10 1292–3.
11 1300–1.
12 P.R.O. J.I.1/546, m.60.
13 Proved 24 Jan. 1323, Cal. Wills, I, 299.
14 Cal. P.R., Ed. II, IV, 241.
15 H.R. 94 (94).
16 Proved 3 Nov. 1382, Cal. Wills, II, 229.
17 H.R. 111 (63).
18 H.R. 117 (110).
19 Entry breaks off at this point. Second membrane missing.
20 A reed is tied through a hole in the top left hand edge of the membrane.
21 Proved 19 Apr. 1288, Cal. Wills, I, 84.
22 H.R. 46 (143).
23 Proved 19 Oct. 1349, Cal. Wills, I, 606.
24 H.R. 77 (201).
25 For a copy of this assize see the Cartulary of the priory of Holy Trinity Aldgate, f.94 (Hunterian Library, Glasgow, Ms. U.2.6).
26 'Die Sabbati proximo post festum translacionis Sancti Shituni [sic] anno regni regis Henrici quarti post conquestum septimo' [sic]. Assuming that the saint is St. Swithin the date would be 17 Jul. 1406. However, Wotton and Broke were sheriffs in 1406–7.
27 Described by the pl. as a rent-seck.
28 Proved 22 Jan. 1397, Cal. Wills, II, 322–3.
29 Cal. P. R., Ric. II, VI, 316.
30 For a copy of this assize see the Cartulary of the priory of Holy Trinity Aldgate, ff.56v–57 (Hunterian Library, Glasgow, Ms. U.2.6).
31 Sat. after the feast of St. Clement, pope, 8 Hy. IV. Barton and Crowmere were sheriffs in 1405–6. Therefore either the date is incorrect or the wrong sheriffs are named.
32 m.27d. Endorsement: 'Recordum assize prioris Sancte Crucis iuxta Turrim London' in London'.'
33 H.P.L.R. 108, m.18.
34 Mon. after the feast of St. Botolph, 11 Ric. II rectius Mon. before the feast of St. Botolph, 11 Ric. II, i.e. Mon. 15 Jun. 1388, H.P.L.R. 110, m.16.
35 mm.28–31 are without endorsements and are not filed up with the rest of the roll.
36 Cal. P. R., Ed. III, 1343–5, 115, but dated 28 Aug. 1343.
37 For a copy of this assize see the Cartulary of the priory of Holy Trinity Aldgate, ff.91v–92 (Hunterian Library, Glasgow, Ms. U.2.6).
38 Proved 4 Mar. 1286, Cal. Wills, I, 75.