Inquisitions
Edward VI (part 1 of 3)

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G.S. Fry (editor)

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1896

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78-95

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'Inquisitions: Edward VI (part 1 of 3)', Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the City of London: Part 1 (1896), pp. 78-95. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65870 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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John Weston.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 24 October, 20 Henry VIII [1528], before James Spencer, Mayor and escheator, by virtue of his office, after the death of John Weston, by the oath of Richard Sheryngton, John Saxsey, Hugh Tregose, John Nicolson, Edward Melet, William Mosseman, William Mole, William Case, Thomas Corneby, Robert Hogges, Thomas Pagyngton, Thomas Wotton, Philip Dee, and Alan Cresswell, who say that

John Weston was seised of 1 tenement lying in the parish of St. Brigite, in Fletestrete, in the suburbs of the city of London, called the belle Savage, and of 1 other tenement situate in the parish of St. Matthew the Apostle, in Fridaystret, called the Cornerhouse.

The said premises are held of the King in free burgage, and are worth per ann., clear, £10 13s. 4d.

After the death of the said John Weston [date of death not given], the said premises descended to Edward Weston, as his nephew and heir, to wit, son and heir of Robert Weston, brother of the said John Weston. The said Edward is aged 13 years and not more.

Inq. p. m. Henry VIII, V. O.,p. 2, No. 157.

Nicholas Alcock.

The Inquisition post mortem of Nicholas Alcock, citizen and surgeon of London, is ascribed in the Calendar to London, but as the property mentioned is wholly within the County of Lincoln, it seems desirable to omit it in the present volume.

Reginald Conygrave.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall 27 October, 4 Edward VI [1550] before Roulland Hyll, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Reginald Conigrave, by the oath of John Morreys, Thomas Peycocke, John Leylond, Thomas Petyt, John Sampson, Chris topher Jackson, Richard Pagett, Robert Moleyng, John Trull, William Boxe, Thomas Mansey, Roger Tyndall, John Metheringham, Thomas Michell, and Benedict Burton, who say that

Before the death of Reginald Conygrave, William Stokesley, of London, gent., and Thomas Grene, of Bolbyng, in the county of Kent, esq., were seised of 2 messuages or tenements, then or late in the tenure of the said Reginald, situate in the parish of St. Dunstan, in the West, London.

So seised, the said William and Thomas enfeoffed thereof the said Reginald by the name of Reginald Conigrave, citizen and merchant tailor, of London, and Joan his wife, to hold the said messuages with the shops, cellars, and solars, to the said Reginald and Joan, and to the heirs of the said Reginald for ever, as by charter dated 22 January, 2 Edward VI. [1549] more fully appears.

So seised, the said Reginald Conygrave made his will 7 May, 4 Edward VI [1550], whereby he bequeathed to the said Joan both his houses in Fletestreet, in one of which he himself lived, and in the other Thomas Fountyng, for her life; after her decease the house in which testator lived to remain to his son George, and the heirs of his body, with remainder successively in tail to his sons Thomas, Edward, Marke, Robert, William, and Edmund, and to his own right heirs. Testator willed to his son Thomas, and his heirs, after the death of the said Joan, the house that the said Fountyng lived in, with remainder successively in tail to his (testator's) sons, Edward, Mark, Robert, William, Edmund.

The said premises are held of the King by fealty only in free burgage, and not in chief, and are worth per ann., clear, £10.

Reginald Conigrave died 20 May last past; George Conygrave is his son and next heir, and is now aged 17 years and more.

The said Joan, late the wife of the said Reginald, still survives in the said parish of St. Dunstan in the West.

Inq. p. m. 4 Edward VI, p. 2, No. 21.

John Hynton.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 7 June, 4 Edward VI [1550], before Rouland Hyll, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of John Hynton, by the oath of John Morreys, Thomas Peycocke, John Leylond, Thomas Petyt, Thomas Dyxyll, Robert Moldyng, Christopher Jackson, Richard Pagett, George Forman, Thomas Thomlynson, Roger Tyndall, John Metheringham, Thomas Duckyngton, Benedict Burton, William Morreis, Robert Graunt, and Gilbert Penington, who say that

John Hynton was seised of the 3rd part of 1 mansion and capital messuage, and 1 garden to the said messuage adjoining; the 3rd part of 4 tenements and 1 curtilage or place, lately called a Carpynters yerd adjoining the said tenements, lying in the parish of St. Peters, Cornhill, in the ward of Lymestrete; also of the 3rd part of 2 messuages, 1 garden, and 6 stables, late in the tenure of William Hawkes, situate in the parish of St. Botolph without Bysshoppesgate.

The said 3rd part of 1 mansion and garden, and the said 3rd part of 4 tenements and 1 curtilage are held of the King in free burgage, and are worth per ann., clear, 56s. 10d. The said 3rd part of 2 messuages, 1 garden, and 6 stables is held of the King in chief by knight's service, but by what part of a knight's fee the jurors know not, and is worth per ann., clear, 40s.

John Hynton died on Wednesday next after the feast of St. Margaret the Virgin, 3 Edward VI [July 30, 1549]; Griffin Hynton is his son and next heir, and was then aged 24 years and m re.

Inq. p. m. 4 Edward VI, p. 2, No. 26.

William Lock, knight.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 1 September, 4 Edward VI [1550], before Andrew Judde, Mayor and escheator, after the death of William Lock, knight, by the oath of Benedict Burton, Thomas Petit, Robert Molding, John Sampson, Richard Pachet, Thomas Jordan, Gilbert Pennyngton, Christopher Jakson, John Morice, Thomas Peycok, Thomas Mychell, John Metheringham, Roger Tyndall, and Edward Taylor, who say that

William Lock was seised of 1 capital messuage in the parish of the Blessed Mary of Bow, London, lying in a lane there, called Bowlane, in which messuage the said William Lock used to dwell; 1 tenement in the said parish, late parcel of the said capital messuage now in the tenure of John Walker, tailor; 1 messuage in the said parish in the tenure of Thomas Bren; 1 messuage with shops in the said parish, called the Lock in Chepe, now in the tenure of Ambrose Ferrar; 1 shop, late parcel of the said messuage, late in the tenure of the said William Lock; 2 other messuages in the said parish lately demised to John Edwardes; 1 messuage there now in the tenure of John Kelk; 2 other messuages now in the tenure of Thomas Parrys; 1 small tenement and shop there lying at the end of Bowe lane, in the tenure of William Pereson; 1 messuage there called the Bell in Cheap wherein Elionora Karkek, widow, now dwells; 1 shop parcel of the said messuage late in the tenure of the said William Lock; 2 messuages there in the several tenures of Agnes Sawkyns and John Skott, tailor; divers messuages and shops in the parish of the Blessed St. Peter, London, called the Cock and Cock Aley, the Catt and Fiddell and the Dogges Hedde in the potte; 1 tenement there with a curtilage adjoining, now in the tenure of Richard Malerye; 1 messuage in the parish of St. Bartholomew in London, lately demised to William Forman de London, Alderman, lately deceased, wherein John Godman now dwells; 6 messuages and shops in the parish of the Blessed Mary of Colchurch, London, lying in the Powltrey and Bucklers Bury; 6 messuages and shops in the parish of [blank] in the suburbs of London called the Dunghill in or next to a street called St. John's Street alias Cowecrosse Street, lately demised to Giles Hamonde, carpenter; the moiety of 5 tenements and shops in the said parish of the Blessed Mary of Bow called the White Legge Entre; and 8 messuages in the parish of All Saints called Alhallows the more, lying in 2 streets there called Dowgate and the Vyntre.

So seised, the said William Lock made his last will dated 15 March, 1549, whereby he bequeathed all the said premises as follows: [here given in English] I give to Thomas, Mathew, John, Henry and Mychell Lock my five sons my dwelling house in Bowelane, my house at the Lock in Chepe, my house at the Bell in Chepe with all the shops to them belonging, to the intent that they may dwell in them and keep the retailing shop still in my name to continue there. To John Lock my house that Parrys now dwell in. To Henry Lock my house that John Edwards dwells in. To Michell the 3 houses that Walker, Pereson and Bren dwell in. To Henry Lock the house in which Kelke lives. To Mathew Lock the 2 houses that Skotte, tailor, and Agnes Sawkyns dwell in. To John, Henry and Michaell all my houses in the Poultry, Bucklers Bury and St. John's Street, and a house that Godman dwells in. To Mathew Lock all my houses at Dowgate and in the Vintry. To Thomas Lock all my houses in Chepe, in St. Peter's parish there, and my lands at Merton and Wimbledon, except 1 farm called Merton Holts which I give to Henry and Michell my young sons. I give jointly to my said 5 sons all the half of the Legg Entre which I lately purchased. My son Mathew is joint purchaser with me of most of my lands at Totnam, the rest of my houses and lands there which are freehold, I give to Henry and Michell Lock on condition that if they sell it to any man except the said Mathew, then he (Mathew) shall enter upon it as my gift.

The said William Lock was likewise seised of 1 large messuage with 1 garden and 2 stables under one roof, lying in the parish of St. Katherine Colman in London, in a place there called the George Alley, in the tenure of John Garway and Ursula, his wife; and of 2 cottages in the parish of St. Bartholomew the Less in London, lately demised to William Forman of London, alderman.

The capital messuage wherein the said William Lock lately dwelt, and the messuage in the tenure of John Walker are held of the King in chief by the 10th part of a knight's fee, the former is worth per ann., clear, £6, and the latter £4. The messuage in the tenure of Thomas Bren is held of the King in chief by the service of the 40th part of a knight's fee, and is worth per ann., clear, £3 17s. 4d. The other messuages and shops in the said parish of the Blessed Mary of Bow, the small tenement and shop at the end of Bowlane, and the shop late in the tenure of the said William Lock, are held of the King in chief by the service of the 20th part of a knight's fee, all the said premises except the said shop, are worth per ann., clear, £24 2s. 0d.: the said shop is worth 53s. 4d. The messuage called the Bell in Chepe with 1 shop parcel of the said messuage late in the tenure of William Lock, and the messuages in the tenure of Agnes Sawkyns and John Skotte are held of the King in free burgage, and are worth per ann., clear, except the said shop, £10 6s. 8d.: the said shop is worth 53s. 4d. The messuages and shops in the parish of St. Peter are held of the King in free burgage, and are worth per ann., clear, £16 6s. 8d. The messuage in the tenure of John Godman and the 2 cottages in the parish of St. Bartholomew the Less, are held of the King in free socage, to wit, by fealty only: the said messuage is worth per ann., clear, 53s. 4d., and the said cottages 26s. 8d. The messuages and shops in Bucklers Bury are held of the King by fealty only, and the messuages called the Dunghill are held of the King by fealty and the yearly rent of 20d.: they are worth per ann., clear, £13 6s. 8d. The messuages called the White Legg entre in Chepe and the premises in the said parish of All Saints, are held of the King in free burgage: the former are worth per ann., clear, £5, and the latter £10 13s. 4d. The premises in the parish of the Blessed Mary Colman are held of the King in free burgage, and are worth per ann., clear, £8 5s. 4d.

William Lock died 24 August, 4 Edward VI [1550]; Thomas Lock is his son and next heir, and is aged 35 years and more.

Inq. p.m., 4 Edward VI, p. 2, No. 14.

Sir Christopher Barker als. Garter, knight.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 7 June, 4 Edward VI [1550], before Roland Hill, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Christopher Barker alias Garter, knight, by the oath of John Morreys, Thomas Peycocke, John Leylond, Thomas Petyt, Thomas Dyxytt, Robert Moldyng, Christopher Jackson, Richard Nevyll (?), George Forman, Thomas Thomlynson, Roger Tyndall, John Metheringham, Thomas Duckyngton, Benedict Burton, William Morreis, Robert Graunt and Gilbert Penyngton, who say that

Christopher Barker was seised of 1 messuage now or late in the occupation of Robert Johnson, situate in Ivye lane in the ward of Faryngdon in London; 1 messuage in the parish of St. Nicholas ad macellas in the (sic) said ward in the tenure of—Creeke—; 1 messuage in the said parish in the occupation of Roger Porter; 1 messuage in the said parish of St. Nicholas in the occupation of Robert Kent; 2 tenements there in the occupation of John Tweyte, grocer; 2 cottages there in the several (sic) occupations of— Dodge and — Loder; 1 large messuage in Pater Noster Row in the parish of St. Faith in the ward of Faringdon, in the occupation of Miles Partriche, knight; and 1 messuage in Lyme Street in the parish of St. Dionisius in the ward of Langborn.

So seised, the said Christopher Barker made his will dated 31 December, 1549, in manner following: [here given in English] I bequeath a mease or tenement called the Swan with the lands thereto belonging in Stratford Langthorne, in co. Essex, now in the tenure of Thomas Gurley, pulter, rented by year at £20; a mease and lands there in the tenure of Thomas Hackett rented by year at £4; 20 acres of meadow being in highe meade there in the tenure of Thomas Jaikkes rented by year at £6; 20 acres of meadow in the same meade in the tenure of Thomas White rented by year at £6; and a mease and certain lands in the tenure of Richard Berdemore rented by year at £4: which in the whole amounts to the clear yearly value of £40, immediately after my decease to my cousin William Honinges, esq. and his heirs for ever. To Dame Edythe, my wife, I give all my free lands except those above mentioned, to hold for her life; all my copyhold and customary lands and tenements within the counties of Essex and Middlesex; my mansion house, my said houses in Ive lane and Pater Noster Row; my lands and "howsinges" in St. Nicholas Fleshe Shambles in London, my house in Lyme Street, a farm at Barkyng called Easewells in the tenure of Thomas Wodwarde rented by year at £10; a mease of customary land lying in Wansted in the tenure of Slave's wife, rented by the year at £3; a tenement and ground in the tenure of one Coler, of Wansted, rented at £4 by the'year; a tenement and ground in Wansted in the tenure of John Gardyner rented by the year at £10; a cottage with a croft of customary land there in the tenure of Edward Turner rented by the year at 20s.; a tenement and ground there in the tenure of David Reade, rented by the year at 40s.; a tenement with a croft there in the tenure of one Graye rented by the year at 20s; a tenement and ground there in the tenure of Leonard Milborne, whereof the dwelling house and 6 acres of land are customary lands and the rest free lands, rented altogether at £6 by the year; a farm with a tenement standing upon the heath side at Wansted with another tenement and ground there called Nether farm, all in the tenure of John Topclyff, rented by year at £8 13s. 4d.; a tenement and ground in Wansted and Barkyng in the tenure of William Clerke rented by the year at 36s. 8d.; the capital mease and mansion house in Wansted, with a garden, 2 orchards, 3 pastures lying together on the backside thereof, with 3 groves now in my own tenure, worth altogether by the year £10; 2 pastures there called Woodhouse, one whereof is in the hands of Richard White and the other in my own hands, rented by the year at £3; a white or quit rent of 2s. duly paid by Master Barnes, the keeper, out of 8 acres of pasture and meadow in Barkyng, a great house in Stratforde Langthorne lately purchased of Mayster Egleffeld; the ground of the backside there in the tenure of James Cooke, rented by the year at £8; a tenement with a croft on the backside there and a field called Stonyfelde in Strafford in the tenure of—Pollard, rented by year at £3; a white or quit rent of a barn there in the tenure of —Pollard; a cottage next to my store house in the tenure of Richard Sparge, rented by the year at 6s. 8d.; a tenement and 10 acres of ground in Stratford in the tenure of William Mortimer, free and customary; a tenement in Church Street part free and part customary land, and 2 acres of freehold thereto belonging in the parish of West Ham in the tenure of William Mortymer, rented altogether by the year at £6; which said lands and tenements amount altogether to the clear yearly value of £100: to hold to my said wife for her life. After her decease, I give to the Company of the Vintners of London my houses in Lyme Street: to hold for ever towards the maintenance of their Company.

To my brother Edward Boyse, citizen and draper of London, I give after the decease of my said wife, my house in Pater Noster Row wherein Sir Myles Partrich dwells: to hold to him and his heirs for ever. After the decease of my said wife, I give to my cousin Alexander Carlyl and to Christopher, his son, the lease of my mansion house in London for the years yet unexpired. All my lands and tenements in St. Nicholas Flesh Shambles and the house in Ive Lane wherein Robert Johnson dwells, I give after my wife's decease to John Colwell, Richard Colwell and Edward Colwell, her children: to hold to them and their heirs for ever. I give to Edward Barker and to the heirs of his body all my lands in Wansted on condition that he deliver up to me his land which William Honyng has in his keeping for the use of the said Edward, for default of such issue the same to remain to Thomas Barker, his brother; for default, to William Barker, their brother; and lastly for default, the same to remain wholly to my Godson, Christopher Carlyll and his heirs for ever.

I make my said wife Dame Edith my sole executrix, but if she happen to die then I ordain my cousin Alexander Carlyell, Thomas Orgall and David Clapham, gentlemen, my executors.

The messuages in Ive Lane and in the parish of St. Nicholas ad Macellas are held of the King in chief, and are worth per ann., clear, £14 17s. 4d. The large messuage in Pater Noster Row is held of — in socage, to wit, by fealty, and is worth per ann., £6 8s. 8d. The messuage in Lime Street is held of — in socage, to wit, by fealty, and is worth per ann., clear, £4.

Christopher Barker alias Garter died 2 January last past; Edward Barker is his kinsman and next heir, and is now aged 18 years and more.

Inq. p. m., 4 Edward VI, p. 2, No. 7.

Stephen Vaughan.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 17 June, 4 Edward VI [1550], before Rowland Hyll, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Stephen Vaughan, by the oath of John Morreys, John Leylond, Thomas Dixytt, Robert Molding, Thomas Jurden, Richard Pagett, George Forman, Roger Tyndall, John Metheringham, Thomas Duckyngton, William Bessewicke, Benedict Burton, Robert Graunt and Gilbert Penyngton, who say that

Stephen Vaughan was seised of 3 messuages or tenements situate in Watteling Streete in the parish of All Saints in the ward of —in the several tenures of Thomas Whyte, Alderman of the City of London, John Wodward and John Juxton; 1 messuage in the parish of St. Benedict, London, in the ward of Baynarde Castell in the tenure of John Revell, carpenter; 1 messuage in Westchepe, in the parish of St. Peter in the ward of—London, in the tenure of William Calton; 2 messuages, 4 shops and 1 cellar in a certain alley called the three Leggys, in the parish of the Blessed Mary of Bow in the ward of—London, in the tenure of William Botery, mercer; 12 messuages and 1 stable lying without Bysshops gate at St. Mary Spytyll in the suburbs of the City of London; and 1 close there containing 2 acres of land, in the several tenures of the said Stephen Vaughan, Thomas Wyat, knight, — clerk, Thomas Hustewycke, Paul Browne, Roger Somer, Robert Clerke, Thomas Tomkyns, Edward Busshe, George Silvertop, George Watson and Nicholas Tomkyns.

So seised, the said Stephen Vaughan on the 16th day of December, 1549, made his will as follows: [here given in English] I will that the King shall have during the minority of my son Stephen, lands and tenements to the clear yearly value of £28 16s. 8d., within the parishes of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate and St. Leonard in Shoreditch, to wit, in the parish of St. Botolph, 1 tenement within the gate of Mary Spytell in the tenure of Sir Thomas Wyat, knight, for £7 6s. 8d. by the year, 1 tenement within the precinct of the said spytell called the brycke house, now in the holding of the Suffragan of Norwich for £6 by the year, 1 tenement, over the gate of the said spytell with a garden adjoining the same now in the holding of Thomas Hustiwayt, painter, for 61s. 8d. by the year, 1 tenement with 2 stables upon the same side without the barre and within the precinct of the said spytell, now in the holding of Pawle Browe (sic) smith, for £3 6s. 8d. by the year, and 1 stable within the said precinct in the holding of Roger Somer, carman, for 36s. 8d. by the year; and in the parish of St. Leonard 1 tenement in the holding of Robert Clerke, fuller, for 16s. 8d. by the year, 1 tenement in the holding of Thomas Tomkyns for 13s. 4d. by the year, 1 tenement in holding of Edward Busshop for 16s. 8d. by the year, 1 tenement in the holding of George Silvertope, corryer, for 30s. by the year, 1 tenement in the holding of George Watson for 26s. 8d. by the year, 1 tenement in the holding of Nicholas Tomkyns for 30s. by the year, and 1 close or parcel of ground in the holding of Charles Owen for 26s. 8d. by the year: all which lands and tenements I will my said son Stephen shall have and enjoy to him and his heirs for ever when he shall attain his full age.

I devise to Margery, my wife, all those my messuages, lands and tenements within the City of London and elsewhere, to the value of £26 6s. 8d., to wit, in the parish of Alhallowes in Bredestrete a tenement in Watlyng Strete in the tenure of Thomas White, Alderman, for £3 by the year, another tenement there in the holding of the executors of John Smythe for £6 by the year, another tenement there in the holding of John Woodewarde for £5 by the year, 1 tenement "pryncypall" set next Pawliswharfe in the parish of St. Benett in the ward of Baynarde Castell in the holding of John Revell, carpenter, for £8 by the year, and 1 tenement in Chepe in the parish of St. Peter in the holding of William Calton for £4 6s. 8d. by the year: to hold for her life, with remainder to my said son Stephen and his heirs for ever.

And further I will that my said wife have the use of my mansion house at St. Mary Spytell, with the garden and orchard thereto belonging, for 9 years next ensuing after my decease, on condition that she leaves the same in as good condition as they are now in.

I will that my brother-in-law John Gwyneth, clerk, shall have all my premises in Chepesyde within the aley called three legges for 9 years after my decease, he paying to Anne and Jane, my daughters, the profits there at the end of the said term, saving only a lodging Rowme which I give to the said John.

As to the residue of my premises, my executors shall take the issues thereof and use them as they shall think fit best for 9 years, after which term my said son Stephen and his heirs shall have the same.

The premises in Wattelingstrete, Westchepe and three legges alley are held of the King in chief by the service of the 20th part of a knight's fee, and are worth per ann., clear, £39. The premises without Bysshopsgate are held of the King in chief by the service of the 40th part of a knight's fee, and are worth per ann., clear, £37 6s. 8d.

Stephen Vaughan died 25 December last past; Stephen Vaughan is his son and next heir, and is now aged 12 years and more.

Inq. p.m., 4 Edward VI, p. 2, No. 12.

Sir Edmund Walsingham, knight.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 14 May, 4 Edward VI [1550], before Rouland Hill, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Edmund Walsingham, knight, by the oath of John Morreys, Thomas Peycocke, John Leylond, Thomas Petit, Thomas Dyxill, Christopher Jackson, Thomas Jurden, Richard Pagett, George Forman, Roger Tindall, John Metheringham, William Bessewicke, Thomas Michell, Benedict Burton and William Morreis, who say that

Long before the death of Edmund Walsingham, King Henry VIII was seised of 8 messuages or tenements late in the several tenures of Thomas Abram, John Edwardes, John Warner, John Thomson, John Henyam, John Lincolne, Bartholomew Mawger and John Skynner, situate in the parish of the Blessed Mary of Bow in the ward of Chepe, and which belonged to the late Monastery or Priory of Newarke in the county of Surrey, now dissolved; and 1 other messuage late in the tenure of William Clerke, in the parish of St. Nicholas Coldabbey in the ward of Quenehyve, London, to the said Monastery belonging.

So seised, the said King by Letters Patent dated at Beerechurche 22 July, 31 Henry VIII [1539], for the faithful service rendered to him by the said Sir Edmund granted to him all the said premises: to hold to him and the heirs male of his body.

All the said premises are held of the King in chief by the service of the 20th part of a knight's fee, and paying therefore yearly to the said King and his heirs £4 11s. 4d. at Michaelmas, and are worth per ann., clear, £40 6s. 8d.

Edmund Walsingham died 10 February last past; Thomas Walsingham, esq., is his son and next heir, and is now aged 24 years and more.

Inq. p.m., 4 Edward VI, p. 2, No. 30.

Sir James Yarford, knight.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 27 March, 4 Edward VI [1550], before Rouland Hill, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of James Yarford, knight, late mercer and alderman of the City of London, by the oath of John Morryce, Edward Tagge, Thomas Peycocke, John Laylond, Thomas Petytte, Thomas Dyxyll, Robert Moldyng, William Wytte, John Sampson, Christopher Jacson, Thomas Jurdan, Richard Pagett, John Trull (?), George Forman, John Metheryngham, William Bessewicke, Thomas Michell, William Morreis and Robert Graunt, who say that

James Yarford was seised of 1 capital messuage, 1 large garden, and 5 large messuages or tenements to the said capital messuage adjoining—2 of which said 5 messuages are on the north side of the said capital messuage and 3 on the south—situate in the parish of St. Michael in Bassyngeshawe in the ward of Bassyngeshawe, London; 1 messuage called the hole Bulle and 3 tenements or small messuages thereto belonging, situate in the parish of All Souls' in hony lane in the ward of Chepe, London; and 1 yearly and quit rent of £3 6s. 8d. issuing out of a messuage called the Red Lyon, and 4 messuages adjoining thereto, then situate in the parish of St. Nicholas ad Macellas, London, and now in the parish of Christ Church (p[ar]ochia eccl[es]ie Xp[ist]i) in the ward of Faryndon, London.

So seised, the said James Yarford made his will in the said parish of St. Michael in Bassyngeshawe on the 10th day of June, 1527, and thereby devised to Dame Elizabeth Yarjord, his wife, all the said premises: to hold for her life without impeachment or waste, so that after her death the said premises should remain to the wardens and community of the mystery of the Mercers of London and to their successors for ever.

The said premises are held of the King in free burgage, and are worth per ann., clear, £40 and more.

James Yarford died 22 June, 19 Henry VIII [1527]; Margaret Colard, widow, is his kinsman and next heir, to wit, daughter of — Yarford, brother of the said James Yarford, knight, and is now aged 60 years and more.

The said Dame Elizabeth Yarford, widow, died 18 August, 2 Edward VI [1548].

Inq. p.m. 4 Edward VI, p. 2, No. 48.

Thomas Broke, esquire.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 25 Feb., 1 Edward VI [1547], before Henry Hoberthorne, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Thomas Broke, late of London, esq., by the oath of Robert Phyllyps, Thomas Pateryk, Henry Nayler, Hugh Pope, Lawrence Whythers, Robert Mellysshe, William Chelsham, Robert Hobby, Anthony Tothyll, John Blage, Henry Barnes, William Hobson and Robert Austen, who say that

Thomas Broke was seised of 1 large messuage and 18 tenements called the Andrewe Crose in Chancery Lane, London, in the parish of St. Dunstan in Fletstret in the suburbs of London; 2 other tenements in the several tenures of Nicholas White and Richard Wheler; and 20 tenements in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldersgate, London.

So seised, the said Thomas Broke, by deed dated 19 October, 38 Henry VIII [1546], granted to his servant John Ferneley an annuity of £10, issuing out of all his manors, messuages and lands in the counties of Gloucester, Warwick and Oxford, or elsewhere within the kingdom of England.

Also by deed dated 19 October in the same year he granted to Joan, then the wife of Michael Alison, an annuity of £6, issuing out of his lands in the counties of Gloucester, Warwick, Worcester and Oxford. Also by deed of the same date an annuity of 40s. to John Cheleham of London, chaplain, issuing out of his said lands. Also to Edward Beauchamp and Elizabeth, his wife, an annuity of £8. To Anthony Mason an annuity of 4 marks. To John Wardraper and Joan, his wife, an annuity of 40s.

The said Thomas Broke, citizen and merchant-tailor of London, made his will the 6th day of November, 38 Henry VIII [1546], [here given in English], whereby he willed that all his manors, lordships, lands, etc., in the said counties of Gloucester, Worcester, Warwick and Oxford, and in the City of London, except the messuages and tenements now in the holding of Thomas Chesshyre, "bocher," in the parish of St. Clements without Temple Bar, London, shall immediately after his decease remain to his friend Richard Tonge the elder, citizen and merchant-tailor of London, for his natural life; after his decease testator willed that all his lands, etc., in King's Norton, co. Worcester, in Bydforde Barton and Wythybroke, co. Warwick, in Castelton, co. Oxford, and in Chancery Lane, parcels of the premises, and all other his messuages, tenements and gardens in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldersgate shall remain to Peter Tong and his heirs; and for default to Richard Tonge the younger, another of the sons of the said Richard the elder, and his heirs; and for default to Alice Tong, daughter of the said Richard Tong the elder, and her heirs; and lastly for default, the remainder thereof to Richard Morgan of Lyncolns Inne, gent., and to his right heirs for ever. After the decease of the said Richard Tonge the elder, testator willed that his manors of Oxenhall and Oclegraunston, co. Gloucester, and all other his messuages, lands, etc., in Oxenhall, Oclegraunson and Laygdon Traves, and his messuages, lands, etc., in the said parish of St. Dunstans, in the several holdings of Nycholas White, John Armyn, John Leycestr and Richard Wheler, parcels of the premises shall remain to Richard Tonge, junior, and his heirs, with remainders as above.

He also willed that the said Richard Tong the elder and all others to whom the said premises shall remain shall pay to Alice, his wife, during her natural life the sum of £60 yearly, issuing out of all his said premises.

As to his said messuages, etc., above excepted, he willed that they remain to the said Thomas Chesshyre and his heirs for ever immediately after his death, on condition that the said Thomas pay to his executors £100 for the same.

All the said premises in the said City of London are held of the King in chief by the service of the 100th part of a knight's fee, and by the yearly rent of 31s. 4d., and are worth per ann., clear, £44 3s. 4d.

Thomas Broke died 7 November, 38 Henry VIII [1546]; Joan Arrowsmyth, widow, is his sister and next heir, to wit, daughter of Thomas Broke, senior, father of the said Thomas Broke, and is now aged 60 years and more.

Inq. p.m., 1 Edward VI, p. 1, No. 91.

Walter Cromer.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 17 August, 1 Edward VI [1547], before Henry Hoberthorne, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Walter Cromer, by the oath of Christopher Drey, Benedict Burton, James Banester, Thomas Pygott, Robert Moldyng, Thomas Cole, Thomas Rydley, Christopher Nycholson, William Hynton, William Beswyke, Rowland Taper, Nicholas Marshe and William Petyngale, who say that

John Williams and Edward Northe, knights, were seised of certain messuages, houses and buildings, situate in the parish of St. Albans, within the City of London, sometime belonging to the New Hospital, without Bishopsgate, London, and lately in the tenure of the said Walter Cromer; of certain shops, cellars, solars, rooms, etc., demised to the said Walter, with the said messuages; and of a parcel of waste land or garden in the said parish adjoining the said tenements, sometime belonging to the said New Hospital, all which said premises are situate in Little Wodstrett, London. So seised, the said John and Edward by the names of John Williams, of Riecote, co. Oxon, knight, and Edward North, knight, by their charter dated 19 March, 34 Henry VIII [1543], for the sum of £18 to them in hand, paid, demised to the said Walter Cromer, by the name of Walter Cromer alias Walter alber Cromi, doctor of medicine, and Alice, his wife, all the said premises in Woodstreet, which said premises lie between the tenement in the occupation of Roger Calton, bricklayer, on the north part, the tenement of the Merchant Tailors of London, now in the occupation of the said Walter Cromer and Robert Hutton, on the south part, the King's highway on the west part, and the garden of the said Merchant Tailors, now in the occupation of the said Walter, on the east part; the reversion of all the said premises and the yearly rent of 26s. 8d. reserved upon the demise of the said premises which were granted to the said John Williams and Edward North, by Letters Patent dated 24 February, 34 Henry VIII [1543]; to hold to the said Walter Cromer and Alice, his wife, and their heirs for ever.

All the said premises are held of the King in chief by the service of the 100th part of a knight's fee, and by the yearly rent of 2s 8d., and are worth per ann., clear, 24s.

Walter Cromer died 11 February, 1 Edward VI [1547]; Thomas Cromer is his son and heir, and is now aged ro years and more.

The said Alice, late the wife of the said Waller, still survives in Woodstreet.

Inq. p.m., 1 Edward VI, p. 1, No. 93.

William Forman, knight.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 28 February, 1 Edward VI [1547], before Henry Hoberthorne, Mayor and escheator, after the death of William Forman, knight, late citizen and Alderman of London, by the oath of John Watson, William Petingale, John Abbott, William Box, Henry Saunders, Ralph Davye, Henry Moptyd, Roger Norres, Edmund Keye, Richard Elryke, Thomas Kendall, Thomas Gybson, Richard Bowyngton and Nicholas Dalton, who say that

William Forman was seised of 5 messuages and tenements situate in the parish of St. Lawrence Pountney within the City of London, and now or late in the several tenures of Katherine Norwoode, widow, William Whytwell, Robert Whytmore and James Pountney, and certain houses, buildings, rooms, etc., in the said parish of St. Lawrence granted with the said tenements to the said Katherine Norwood: which said premises the said William Forman lately purchased of Thomas Bochier of London, gent.; 1 capital messuage and 2 small messuages situate in the parish of St. Bartholomew the Less, London, in the tenure of John White, citizen and grocer of London: which said messuages extend to the capital messuage of Giles Capell, knight, towards the north, the highway there called Bredstrete towards the south, the rectory of St. Bartholomew aforesaid towards the west, and the tenement formerly belonging to the Blessed Mary de gracia next to the Tower of London towards the east; 4 messuages adjoining each other in the parish of St. Michael next Quenehyth, London, extending to the market place called the Quenehith towards the south, the highway called Quenehith towards the north, to the tenement belonging to Robert Cressy, citizen and writer of Courthand (Scriptorem tris Curiat) of the City of London, towards the west, and the little lane there leading to the said market place towards the east, in the several tenures of Robert Parker, John Taylor, Thomas Bolte and Thomas Adnett: which said premises were purchased by the said William Forman of Thomas Ryssheton, Serjeant-at-law; 4 messuages lying in the parishes of St. Martin le Orgar and St. Lawrence Pountney, London, in the several tenures of Matthew Walter, James Hawses, John Clark and John Stampard: which said premises the said William Forman purchased of George Hide, esq.

So seised, the said William Forman, by deed dated 17 December, 33 Henry VIII [1541], demised to the said John White all that messuage with appurtenances in the parish of St. Bartholomew the Less: to hold for 21 years, paying therefor yearly to the said William Forman and his heirs £10 sterling.

By charter dated 10 February, 36 Henry VI [1545], the said William Forman granted all the said premises to Oliver Leder of London, esq., and Robert Draper, citizen and goldsmith of London: to hold to them and their heirs on condition that they before the feast of St. George next following the making of the said charter should deliver to the said William Forman and to Dame (Dne) Blanche, his wife, all the said premises: to hold to them and their heirs for ever.

So seised, the said Oliver Leder and Robert Draper by charter dated 13 February, 36 Henry VIII [1545], delivered to the said William Forman and Dame Blanche all the said premises: to hold to them and their heirs for ever.

The said William Forman was likewise seised of 1 messuage lying in the parish of St. Leonards in Eastcheap, in the occupation of Robert Lucas; 1 messuage in Canwyck street in the parish of St. Martin le Orgar, in the tenure of John Nashe by virtue of an indenture of lease made by William, late Prior of the New Hospital of the Blessed Mary without Bysshopsgate, London, now dissolved, and the Convent of the said house to the said John Nasshe for 70 years, as by the said indenture dated 30 June, 26 Henry VIII [1534], more fully appears; 1 messuage in Canwyck strete in the parish of the Blessed Mary Abuchurche, in the tenure of William Oldam; 2 messuages in the parish of St. Bartholomew the Less, in the tenure of Elizabeth Genkyns, widow, and William Wulbar, by virtue of an indenture dated 1 February, 18 Henry VIII [1527]; 3 messuages in the parish of St. Martin Owtwyche, in the tenure of John Busshe; 2 messuages in the said parish of St. Martin, in the tenure of Anne Goodman, widow, by virtue of an indenture made to Rowland Goodman, husband of the said Anne, by James Jeyner and Elizabeth, his wife, Roger Paddy and Margery, his wife, for 21 years, as by indenture dated 23 September, 34 Henry VIII [1542], more fully appears; 2 messuages in the said parish of St. Martin, in the tenure of John Warren; 1 messuage there in the tenure of William Daunsey; 2 messuages there, in the tenure of John Bruer, by virtue of an indenture dated 20 November, 34 Henry VIII [1542]; 2 tenements there in the tenure of John Alleley, by virtue of an indenture dated 18 April, 33 Henry VIII [1542].

The premises in the parishes of St. Bartholomew the Less, St. Michael, St. Martin le Orgar and St. Lawrence Pountney, granted by Oliver Leder and Robert Draper to the said William Forman and Lady Blanche, for the jointure of the said Blanche are held of the King in free burgage and common socage by fealty only, and are worth per ann., clear, £52. The premises in the said parishes of St. Leonard in Eastcheap, St. Martin le Orgars, the Blessed Mary Abchurch, St. Bartholomew the Less and St. Martin Owtwiche are held of the King in free burgage and common socage by fealty only, and are worth per ann., clear, £31 17s.

William Forman was likewise seised of one capital messuage lying in the parish of St. George next Eastcheap; and 1 messuage and 1 small tenement in the parish of St. Andrew Hobbord in Eastcheap, in the tenure of Robert Draper, by virtue of an indenture of demise made to the said Robert Draper by the name of Robert Kelam alias Draper, citizen and goldsmith of London, by Christopher Campion, citizen and mercer of London, for the term of 83 years, he paying for the same 20s. sterling, as by the said indenture dated 13 July . . . Henry VIII, more fully appears: which said premises were sometime parcel of the possessions of the late Priory or Hospital of the Blessed Mary the Virgin without Bysshopesgat, London, and were lately purchased by the said Christopher Campyon to himself and his heirs of the gift of King Henry VIII by Letters Patent dated at Westminster 27 June, 32 Henry VIII [1540].

The said messuage in the parish of St. George is held of the King in chief by the 20th part of a knight's fee and by the yearly rent of 5s. 4d., and is worth per ann., clear, 53s. 3d. The premises in the parish of St. Andrew Hubberd are held of the King in chief by the service of the 20th part of a knight's fee and by the yearly rent of 2s., and are worth per ann., clear, 20s.

The Rector and Wardens of the Parish Church of St. Martin Owtwyche are possessed of 50s. by the year issuing out of the said premises in the said parish of St. Martin by virtue of a charter made to them by John Owtwyche, citizen of London, dated 27 December, 5 Edward III [1331].

William Forman died 13 January last past; Elizabeth Forman is his daughter and next heir, and is now aged 9 years.

Inq. p.m., 1 Edward VI, p. 1, No. 89.