Inquisitions
1584

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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E. A. Fry (editor)

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1908

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70-75

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'Inquisitions: 1584', Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the City of London: Part 3 (1908), pp. 70-75. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65892 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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David Morgan ap Thomas.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 6 October, 26 Eliz. [1584] before Edward Osbourne, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of David Morgan ap Thomas, citizen and sadler of London, by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Richard Smith, Roger Hole, John Harrison, Thomas Russell, John Irelande, George Gynne, William Povye, Peter Legatt, John Stoddarde, William Feake, William Styche, John Ricardes, William Coke, John Adlyn, William Crowche, Henry Farrington and John Jackson, who say that

David Morgan ap Thomas was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage and 1 garden, now or late called the Bell with the "standing Swerde," lying in the parish of St. Bridget in Fleetstreet now or late in the tenure of Margaret Morgan, widow; 1 messuage with shops, &c., late in the tenure of John Berde and sometime in that of Stephen Colson, merchant tailor, lying in the said parish, and lately purchased of George Keynsham, esq.; 1 messuage and tenement late in the occupation of the said David Morgan ap Thomas situate in Fletestrete in the parish of St. Dunstan in the West, lately purchased of Thomas Brende, citizen and writer of London; also 1 messuage tenement or house with all shops, &c, lying in Fletestrete in the said parish of St. Dunstan in the West, adjoining the west side of the messuage wherein David Morgan ap Thomas dwelt, and late in the tenure of the said David, and late purchased of Humphrey Applegarth and Helen his wife.

The messuage with the garden called the Bell with the standing Swerde in the said parish of St. Bridget is held of the Queen in free burgage, and is worth per ann., clear, £6. The messuage in the said parish purchased of George Keynsham is held of the Queen in free burgage and is worth per ann., clear, £3. The messuages in the parish of St. Dunstan in the West late in the tenure of the said David Morgan are held of the Queen by fealty only in free burgage and not in chief, and are worth per ann., clear, £6.

David Morgan ap Thomas died 18 March, 23 Eliz. [1581]; Henry Morgan is his son and next heir, and was then aged 20 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., 26 Eliz., vol. 203, No. 54.

Robert Stokes, Citizen and Haberdasher.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 9 April, 26 Eliz. [1584], before Edward Osborne, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Robert Stokes, citizen and haberdasher, by the oath of Robert Dickinson, Roger Hole, John Harryson, John Jackson, William Povie, Henry Webb, George Robertes, Peter Legatt, John Stoddard, William Feeke, John Bond, John Rycardes, William Cooke, William Crowche, Anthony Barbor and Robert Durham, who say that

Robert Stokes was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 capital messuage in the parish of St. Martin Orgar within the City of London, late in the occupation of Anthony Throgmorton; 1 messuage and 1 house or tenement thereto adjoining lying in the parish of St. Bartholomew the Less in the ward of Brodstreete in the said City, now or late in the tenure of Dunstan Walton; 1 messuage in the lane of St. Martin called St. Martin's lane in the said parish of St. Martin le Orger now or late in the tenure of John Hawes; 2 messuages in the parish of St. Laurence Poultney now or late in the several tenures of Anthony Bell and Reginald Park; also in his demesne as of fee of the reversion of 1 capital messuage in the parish of St. George the Less in the lane called Buttolph Lane next Eastcheape in London, late in the tenure of Dame Blanche Forman, widow, and now in that of John Brooke; also of the reversion of 2 small messuages in the parish of St. Bartholomew the Less now or late in the tenure of Henry Evans: which said capital messuage and the said 2 small tenements last recited a certain John Roche now has and holds for the term of his life as tenant by the law of England, the remainder thereof after the death of the said John Roche to the said Robert Stokes and his heirs for ever.

The said capital messuage in the parish of St. Martin Orgar is held of the Queen in free burgage by fealty only, and is worth per ann., clear, £8. The tenements in the parish of St. Bartholomew the Less are held of the Queen in free burgage and common socage by fealty only, and are worth per ann., clear, £6 13s. 4d. The messuage in the lane of St. Martin le Orgar is held of the Queen in free burgage by fealty only, and is worth per ann., clear, £5. The capital messuage in the parish of St. George the Less in Buttolph Lane late in the tenure of Dame Blanche Forman is held of the Queen in chief by the 20th part of 1 knight's fee, and by the yearly rent of 5s. 4d., and is worth per ann., clear, 53s. 4d. The 2 messuages in the parish of St. Bartholomew the Less are held of the Queen in free burgage by fealty only, and are worth per ann., clear, 40s.

Robert Stokes died 26 September, 25 Eliz. [1583]; Samuel Stokes is his son and next heir and is now aged 30 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., 26 Eliz., vol. 204, No. 129.

Gabriel Colston, Citizen and Grocer.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 24 October, 26 Eliz. [1584], before Edward Osborne, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Gabriel Colston, citizen and grocer of London, by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Roger Hole, John Harryson, Thomas Russell, John Irelande, William Povye, George Robertes, John Stoddarde, John Bonde, William Stiche, Nicholas Hawkesforde, John Ricardes, William Cooke, Stephen Porter, William Crowche, Edmund Owen, and John Jackson, who say that

Gabriel Colston was seised in his demesne as of fee of all those 3 messuages lying in the street called Frydayestreate in the parish of St. Margaret Moyses in the City of London, late in the several tenures of the said Gabriel Colston and of John Howlande, citizen and salter of the said City: which said messuages the said Gabriel Colston lately purchased to him and his heirs of Edward Barthelett of Lincoln's Inn in co. Middlesex, son and heir of Thomas Barthelett, late citizen and stationer of London, deceased.

The said premises are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, but by what part of a knight's fee the jurors do not know, and by the yearly rent of 13s. 4d.: they are worth per ann., clear, £4 10s.

Gabriel Colston died 16 July, last past; Raphaell Colston is his son and next heir and was then aged 24 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., 26 Eliz., vol. 204, No. 131.

Sir Thomas Walsingham, Knight.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 9 April, 26 Eliz. [1584], before Edward Osborne, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Thomas Walsingham, knight, by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Roger Hole, John Harrison, John Jackson, William Povye, Henry Webbe, George Robertes, Peter Legate, John Stoddarde, William Feake, John Bonde, John Ricardes, William Crowche, Anthony Barbor and Robert Durham, who say that

Long before the death of the said Thomas Walsingham King Henry VIII., father of the Queen that now is, was seised in his demesne as of fee in the right of his Crown of England of 8 messuages, lying in the parish of the Blessed Mary of Bow in the ward of Cheape, London, now in the several tenures of Richard Graunger, Ralph Carkett, Ralph Blackamore, Thomas Harbart, William Bonner, George Hewes, Andrew Moore and Henry Field: all which said messuages belonged to the late dissolved monastery or priory of Newarke in co. Surrey; and 1 other messuage situate in the parish of St. Nicholas Coldabbey in the ward of Queenehyve, London, now in the tenure of William Pennington, to the said monastery belonging.

So seised, the said King by his letters patent dated at Berechurch 22 July in the 31st year of his reign [1539], in consideration of the good and faithful service which Edmund Walsingham, knight, father of the said Thomas, had done to the said King, of his special grace granted to the said Edmund, inter alia, all the said premises to hold to him and the heirs male of his body, by pretext whereof the said Edmund was thereof seised in his demesne as of fee tail. After the death of the said Edmund all the said premises descended to Thomas Walsingham, knight, named in the said writ, as son and heir male of the said Edmund.

All the said premises are held of the Queen in chief by the service of the 20th part of a knight's fee and by the rent of £4. 11s. 4d., and are worth per ann., clear, £40 6s. 8d.

Thomas Walsingham died 15 January last past; Edmund Walsingham, esq., is the heir male of his body and is now aged 26 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., 26 Eliz., vol. 204, No. 138.

Barnard Randolphe, Esquire.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 9 April, 26 Eliz. [1584], before Edward Osborne, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Barnard Randolphe, esq., by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Roger Hole, John Harrison, John Jackson, William Povye, Henry Webbe, George Robertes, Peter Legate, John Stoddarde, William Feeke, John Bonde, John Richardes, William Crowche, Anthony Barbor and Robert Durham who say that

Long before the death of the said Barnard Randolph one George Blithe late of London, esq., was seised in his demesne as of fee of 2 messuages and 1 garden situate at Lambarde hill near the old Fishmarket in the parish of St. Mary Magdalene, London, viz., to the lane leading from Lambarde hill to the Thames towards the east, to the cemetery there towards the south, to the messuage of John Cotten, cloth worker, towards the north and to the messuage late of Anthony Penne then deceased towards the west; and 1 stable lying in Doe Litle Lane in the said parish of St. Mary Magdalen.

So seised, the said George Blithe by deed dated 13 October, 16 Eliz. [1574], enfeoffed thereof the said Barnard Randolphe and one Lancelot Batherste, citizen and grocer of London: to hold to them and their heirs for ever, by virtue whereof the said Barnard and Lancelot were thereof seised in their demesne as of fee.

So seised, the said Barnard Randolphe by indenture dated 12 May, 22 Eliz. [1580], made between himself of the one part and Robert Harris of St. John Street in co. Middlesex, esq., Thomas Foster of St. John Street aforesaid, gent., Richard Smith of the City of London, fishmonger, William Carewe of the same City, draper, the said Lancelot Batherste of the same, grocer, and David Lewes of the same, scrivener, of the other part, as well for the promotion of his children as for the preservation of his inheritance in his blood agreed with the said Robert Harris, Thomas Foster and the others that he and all others who should hereafter be seised of the said premises should be thereof seised to the use of him the said Barnard Randolph for the term of his natural life; after his decease, to the use of John Randolph, son and heir apparent of the said Barnard, for his life; after his decease, then to the use of Herbert Randolph eldest son of the said John and the heirs male of his body; for default, then to the use of the second son of the body of the said John and the heirs male of his body; for default, to the use of all and each of the other sons of the body of the said John Randolph, and their heirs male; for default, to the use of Judith Batherste daughter of the said Barnard Randolphs, then wife of the said Lancelot Batherste and her heirs; and for default, to the use of the right heirs of the said Judith for ever. By pretext whereof and by force of the Statute of Uses the said Barnard Randolphe was inter alia seised of the moiety of 2 messuages, 1 garden and stable in his demesne as of free tenement for his life, with remainders as above, and the said Lancelot Batherste was likewise seised of the other moiety of the said premises in his demesne as of fee.

The said John Randolph died at London, 25 April, 25 Eliz. [1583].

The said 2 messuages are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, viz., by the 20th part of a knight's fee, and the moiety of the said 2 messuages and garden is worth per ann., clear, £3. The said stable is held of the Queen in socage as of her manor of East Greenwich by fealty only, and the moiety of the said stable is worth per ann., clear, 10s.

Barnard Randolph died 7 August, 25 Eliz. [1583] at Lambardes hill; Herbart Randolph is his kinsman and heir, viz., son and heir of the said John Randolph, son and heir of the said Barnard, and was then aged 4 years, 1 month and 27 days.

Chan. Inq. p. m., 26 Eliz., vol. 205, No. 171.



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