Inquisitions
1585

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E. A. Fry (editor)

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1908

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75-84

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'Inquisitions: 1585', Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the City of London: Part 3 (1908), pp. 75-84. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65893 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Edmund Bragge.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 15 Oct., 27 Eliz. [1585], after the death of Edmund Bragge late of the City of London, by the oath of Robert Dickinson, Richard Smithe, Roger Hole, John Harryson, John Jackson, John Irelande, William Povye, John Bonde, George Roberts, William Cooke, William Crowche, Edmund Owen, Stephen Porter, Peter Noxton and Nicholas Hawkesford, who say that

The said Edward was seised in his demesne of 15 messuages situate in a certain lane called Showelane in the parish of St. Bride alias Bridgett near Fleet Streete in the suburbs of the said City, then in the several tenures of James Nokes, Augustus Stodderd, Robert Drake, Philip Kettell, John Gare, Thomas Griffyn, Henry Cockins, John Leycocke, Edward Martyn, Francis Ferrer, Elizabeth Jnsalke (Insalke ?) widow, Christopher Wynter, William Smithe, William Yerpe and Thomas Hodges; 1 stable, 1 yard thereto adjoining, 1 garden formerly 4 gardens, lying in or near the said Showelane, then in the occupation of the said Edmund.

So seised, the said Edmund by his charter dated 28 April, 21 Eliz. [1579] made between himself and Elizabeth then his wife, of the one part, and Paul Pope, writer, and Thomas Pope, merchant tailor, citizens of London, of the other part, agreed for himself and his heirs that he and the said Elizabeth, in consideration of a certain marriage then hereafter to be had between a certain Roger Bragge, son and heir apparent of the said Edmund Bragge, and Joan Pope, daughter of the said Paul Pope, that they within 1 year would convey to the said Paul and Thomas Pope and their heirs for ever all the said premises to the use of the said Edmund Bragge for his life, and after his decease and the solemnization of the said marriage to the use of the said Roger Bragge and Joan Pope and the heirs of their bodies; for default, to the use of the said Roger and the heirs of his body; for default, to the use of Edward Bragge 2nd son of the said Edmund and the heirs of his body; for default, to the use of the said Edmund Bragge and the heirs of his body; for default, to the use of Susanna Fitchet and the heirs of her body; and for default, to the use of the said Edmund Bragge and his heirs for ever.

So seised the said Edmund Bragge and Elizabeth by charter, dated 30 April, 21 Eliz. [1579] (enrolled in the Court of Hustings), gave all the said premises to the said Paul and Thomas Pope: to hold to them and the heirs of the said Paul for ever, to the uses mentioned in the said charter of the 28th of April. By virtue whereof and by force of the Statute of Uses the said Edmund Bragge was seised of the said tenements in his demesne as of freehold for his life, with remainder as abovesaid.

The said Edmund Bragge was also seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage, 1 stable and 2 yards situate in or near Fleetstreet in the said parish of St. Brides, then and still in the tenure of Henry Jones, gent.; 1 messuage and 1 cellar in Fleetstreet in the said parish, then and still in the tenure of William Harveye; 1 messuage in Fleetstreet then and still in the tenure of Kellam Cooke; 1 messuage there, then or late in the tenure of Walter Gunter; 1 messuage there in the occupation of the said Edmund Bragge; 1 shop there to the said messuage annexed, then and still in the tenure of Bartholomew Partridge; 1 messuage there in the tenure of Tomasine Cosyn, widow; 1 messuage, then in the occupation of Richard Causeye, situate in the said parish, between the messuage late in the occupation of the said Edmund Bragge of the one part and the cemetery of St. Bridget of the other part; 1 other messuage in the said parish, then in the occupation of Richard Fytchett, between the said tenement late in the occupation of the said Edmund Bragge of the one part and the said cemetery of the other part; 1 messuage in Fleetstreet in the parish of St. Martin next Ludgate called by the name of le Flower de luce, late in the tenure of Geoffrey Pond; and 1 other messuage in Fleetstreet, sometime in the occupation of Robert Shonke and now in that of John Buckleye. The premises in and near Showelane, the said garden sometime 4 gardens only excepted, are held of the Queen in free socage, by fealty only and not in chief, and are worth per ann., clear, £40. The said garden is held of the Queen in free burgage and not in chief, and is worth 20s. The premises in the occupation of the said Henry Jones and those in that of the said William Harvye are held of the Queen as of her manor of East Greenwich in co. Kent by fealty only in free socage and not.in chief, and are worth per ann., clear, £8. The premises now or late in the tenure of the said Kellam Cooke, Walter Gunter, Edmund Bragge, Bartholomew Partridge, Tomasyne Cosyn, Richard Causeye, Richard Fytchet, Geoffrey Pond and John Buckley are held of the Queen in free burgage, and not in chief, and are worth per ann., clear, £30.

Edmund Bragge died 19 June last past; the said Roger Bragge is his son and next heir, and is now aged 30 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 206, No. 6.

Elizabeth Roche.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 25 May, 27 Eliz. [1585], before William Necton, gent., feodary of City of London, and Humphrey Donnett, gent., commissioners assigned to enquire after the death of Elizabeth Roche, late the wife of John Roche, Esq., sole daughter and heir of William Forman, Knight, formerly citizen and alderman of London, by the oath of Anthony Hall, Edward Sennyor, Jeronimus Daulton, William Osborne, John Evans, Thomas Donwell, Richard Taylor, Giles Griffith, Richard Bowles, Peter Dodd, John Dyxon, and William Leycrofte, who say that

The said Elizabeth Roche was seised as of fee of the revertion of 5 messuages and tenements situate in the parish of St. Laurence Pountney within the said City of London, now in the several tenures of William Swingfield: which said messuages and tenements the said William Forman formerly purchased of Thomas Bochier, gent.; and of the reversion of 1 capital messuage and 2 small messuages situate in the parish of St. Bartholomew the Less, now in the tenure of Thomas Daunser; and of the reversion of 4 messuages adjoining each other in the parish of St. Michael next Queenhithe, London, extending to the market called the Queenehithe towards the south, and the highway called Queenhith towards the north, and the tenement of Humphrey Huntley towards the west, and a small lane there leading to the said market of Queenhith towards the east, now or late in the several tenures of Ralph Wheeler, grocer, Thomas Shelborne, Arthur Breyne, gent., and George Wheeler, merchant tailor: which said premises the said William Forman formerly purchased of Thomas Rysheton, serjeant at law; and of the reversion of 4 messuages, lying in the parishes of St. Martin le Orgar and St. Laurence Pountney in the said City now or late in the tenure of John Hawes, clothworker, Anthony Throgmorton, and Reginald Parke: which said premises the said William Forman, knight, formerly purchased of George Hyde, esq.

A certain Dame Blanch Forman, widow, sometime the wife of the said William Forman on the day of the death of the said Elizabeth Roche was seised of the said premises in the said several parishes in her demesne as of free tenement for her jointure, as in the inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 1 Edw. 6 [1547], after the death of the said William Forman, knight, more fully appears, and took the profits thereof to her own use, the reversion thereof belonging to the said Elizabeth.

The said Elizabeth Roche was seised in her demesne as of fee of 1 messuage lying in the parish of St. Leonard Estchepe, now in the tenure of Richard Bingham; 1 messuage lying in Canwiche Street in the parish of the Blessed Mary Abchurche, now or late in the tenure of Thomas Barefoote; 2 other messuages situate in the parish of St. Bartholomew the Less, now or late in the tenure of the said John Roche; 2 messuages lying in the parish of St. Martin Owtwich, London, now in the several tenures of John Westuraye, Margaret Warren, William Mydyeley, Richard Harris, Elizabeth Bushe, Alexander White and John Pinkard; and 1 capital messuage situate in the parish of St. George next Estchepe, now or late in the tenure of Peter Costen, foreign merchant; and 1 other messuage and divers lands, meadows, feedings and pastures in Edlemeton in co. Middx., now or late in the tenure of Thomas Jarvys; 1 other messuage and divers lands, meadows, feedings and pastures in Mycham in co. Surrey, now in the tenure of Edmund Muschampe.

The said Elizabeth, being so seised, married the said John Roche, Esq., by whom she had issue Brian Roche deceased, and died so seised without heir of her body surviving; after whose death the said John Roche held himself sole in the premises and took the profits thereof to his own use.

The said premises in the several parishes of St. Bartholomew the Less, St. Michael, St. Martin le Orgar and St. Lawrence Pountney of the reversion whereof the said Elizabeth was seised only are worth per ann., clear, £52, and are held of the Queen in free burgage and common socage by fealty only.

The said Dame Blanch Forman died at London, 20 Sept., 5 Eliz. [1563].

The said premises in the said parishes of St. Leonard in Estchepe, St. Martin le Orgar, St. Mary Abchurch, St. Bartholomew the Less and St. Martin Owtwych, are worth nothing per ann. during the life of the said John Roche, and after his decease £26 6s. 8d., and are held of the Queen in free burgage and common socage by fealty only. The said messuage in the parish of St. George next Estchepe is worth per ann., clear, nothing during the life of the said John Roche, knight, and after his decease £3, and is held of the Queen in chief by the 20th part of 1 knight's fee and the yearly rent of 5s. 4d. The said tenement in Mycham is worth per ann., clear, nothing during the life of the said John Roche, and after his decease 40s., but of whom it is held the jurors know not. The messuage in Edlemeton is worth per ann., clear, nothing during the life of the said John Roche, and after his decease £6, and is held of the Queen by fealty and the rent of 8d., as of her manor of Edlemeton in co. Middx. in socage.

Elizabeth Roche died at Hornechurche in co. Essex the last day of August, 4 and 5 Philip and Mary; William Morgan of London, gent., is her kinsman and next heir, viz., son and heir of Richard Morgan, son and heir of Maurice Morgan and Elizabeth his wife, sister of William Forman, knight, father of the said Elizabeth Roche, and is now aged 46 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 206, No. 28.

Samuel Stookes.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall . . . February, 27 Eliz. [1585], before Thomas Pullison, esq., Mayor and escheator, after the death of Samuel Stookes, by the oath of Robert . . . Richard Smythe, John Harryson, John Ireland, Henry Webbe, (fn. 1) , . . . Feake, Francis Gunter, John Bonde, William Layer, William Stiche, John Crowche, George Newball, William (fn. 1) . . . John Hill and William Crowche, who say that

Samuel Stookes was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 capital messuage lying . . . Orgar within the City of London, late in the tenure of Anthony Throgmorton . . . messuage or tenement lying in the lane of St. Martins called St. Martens Lane in the said parish, now or late in the tenure of John Hawes; also of the reversion of 1 capital messuage lying in the parish of St. George the Less in the lane called Botolphe Lane next East Cheape, late in the tenure of Dame Blanche Forman, widow, and now in that of John Brooke: which said capital messuage John Rooche, esq., has and holds for life by the law of England, the remainder thereof after the death of the said John Rooche being to the said Samuel Stookes and his heirs for ever: which said John Rooche still survives.

The said capital messuage in the said parish of St. Martin Orgar is held of the Queen in free burgage by fealty only, and is worth per ann., clear, £8. The messuage lying in St. Martin's Lane 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 Buttolphe Lane is held of the Queen in chiefby the 20th part of one knight's fee, and by the yearly rent of 5s. 4d., and is worth per ann., clear, 43s. 4d.

Samuel Stookes died 29 August last past; Martha now the wife of Francis Dutton and Maria Rooke, widow, late the wife of Robert Rooke, are his sisters and next coheirs of the whole blood: the said Martha was aged at the time of the death of the said Samuel her brother 30 years and more, and the said Mary was then aged 28 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 207, No. 87.

John Crane, gentleman.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 29 November, 28 Eliz. [1585], before Wolstan Dixie, Mayor of the City of London, after the death of John Crane, gent., by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Richard Smith, Roger Hall, John Harrison, John Jackson, John Ireland, William Povi, George Robertes, John Bond, William Styche, William Cooke, William Harvi, William Laire, William Crowch, Edmund Owine, Peter Noxton, John Hawkesford and Robert Elder, who say that

Long before the death of the said John Crane King Henry VIII was seised in his demesne as of fee in right of his Crown of England of 10 tenements with the gardens thereto adjoining late in the several tenures of John Parker, Guy Crayforde, Hugh Vaughan, Edward Brysselye, Margaret Dalton, John Barnarde, Richard Herman, John Harroppe and Adrian Biscombe lying together within the close and precincts of the late priory of St. Elene within the said City of London then dissolved and late belonging to the same; also of 3 rooms late in the several tenures of William Damarall and Emma Lawe, situate within the said close and precinct; also of 6 rooms late in the several tenures of Richard Atkyns, Alice Paule, Reginald Deane, Elizabeth Watson and William Crane, esq., lying together in a certain alley within the said close of the said late priory; also all that tenement then in the tenure of John Parker situate within the said close in the parish of St. Andrew Undershaft there, also belonging to the said late priory. So seised the said King by Letters Patent dated at Westminster 3 March, in the 31st year of his reign, in consideration of the faithful service which the said William Crane, esq., had rendered to him, granted to the said William and Margaret his wife all the said premises, to hold to them and the heirs male of the body of the said William Crane, of the King by the service of the 20th part of a knight's fee and paying therefore yearly 34s. 8d. at the Court of Augmentation, by pretext whereof the said William and Margaret were seised of the said premises. The said Margaret survived the said William and died 19 August, 5 and 6 Philip and Mary [1558]. After her death all the said premises descended to the said John Crane (named in the writ) as son and heir male of the said William Crane: which said John attained his full age and did fealty to the Queen and had full seisin of the said premises delivered to him by the escheator of the said City, as by Letters Patent dated 20 November, 2 Eliz. [1559] more fully appears.

The said premises are held of the Queen by the said service, and are worth per ann., clear, £15 12s.

John Crane died 1 November last past; John Crane is his son and heir male, and was aged 8 years on the 25th day of June last past.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 208, No. 185.

Elizabeth Lowe, Widow.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 29 May, 27 Eliz. [1585], before Thomas Pullison, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Elizabeth Lowe, widow, by the oath of Robert Dyckonson, Roger Hoole, John Harrison, William Povy, William Stytche, Nicholas Hawkysforth, William Coocke, William Crowch, Thomas Smyth, Edmund Owen, Stephen Porter, John Stoddarde, George Robbertes and John Ireland, who say that

Elizabeth Lowe was seised in her demesne as of fee of 1 messuage with 2 shops thereto belonging, lying in Olde Fish street in London, now or late in the tenure of William Milner, fishmonger; also all that messuage to the same messuage adjoining called le signe of the Swane now or late in the tenure of Henry Peirson; also 1 messuage called le Gullett lying in Olde Fisshe street now or late in the tenure of Lancelot Playse; 1 shop under the said tenement called le Gullett now or late in the tenure of John Lardge; 1 messuage in Distaffe Lane now or late in the occupation of the said John Lardge: all which said premises the said Elizabeth Low purchased during her widowhood of the gift of Phame Becher, gent., as by charter dated 27 October, 18 Eliz. [1576] more fully appears.

So seised, the said Elizabeth Lowe made her will dated 27 April, 1585, and thereby gave all those 4 messuages above specified to Margaret Banckes her kinswoman, wife of Edward Banckes and her heirs for ever.

The said Elizabeth Lowe was likewise seised in her demesne as of fee of 1 other messuage lying in Distaffe Lane, now or late in the tenure of William Burford; and 1 other tenement there now or late in the occupation of Nicholas Hawes: which said messuages the said Elizabeth Lowe purchased of the gift of the same Phame Becher, as by charter dated 27 October, 18 Eliz. [1576] more fully appears.

So seised, the said Elizabeth by her said will gave the said 2 tenements to Elizabeth Wright her kinswoman, wife of John Wright, junior, and to her heirs for ever.

The said 4 messuages are held of the Queen in free burgage, and are worth per ann., clear, £8. The said 2 tenements are held of the Queen in free burgage, and are worth per ann., clear, £4.

Elizabeth Lowe died 8 May last past; Elizabeth Leighe, kinswoman of the said Elizabeth Lowe, is her heir, and was then aged 13 years and more.

The said Edward Banckes and Margaret his wife, and John Wright, junior, and Elizabeth his wife took the issues of the said premises by virtue of the said will.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 208, No. 223.

Richard Colmer.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 27 October, 27 Eliz. [1585], before Thomas Pullyson, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Richard Colmer, by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Roger Hoel, John Harrison, Thomas Russell, John Ireland, William Povye, George Robertes, John Bond, William Cooke, William Harvey, William Layer, William Crowche, Edmund Owen, Peter Noxton and Nicholas Hawkesforde, who say that

Richard Colmer was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage called the Bisshops head lying in the parish of St. Stephen in Colman street, London, in the tenure of Richard Wrenche; and 1 other messuage sometime parcel of the said tenement called the Bisshops head, lying in Colman street in the said parish, in the ward of Colman street, in the hands and custody of Edmund Saracole; 1 curtilage called a carpenter's yard, late parcel of the said tenement, lying in Colman street in the tenure of Peter Strete.

So seised, the said Richard Colmer made his will dated 6 April, 27 Eliz. [1585], and thereby gave all the said premises to Cicillie his wife and her heirs for ever.

The said premises are held of the Queen in free burgage, and are worth per ann., clear, 100s.

Richard Colmer died 7 April last past; Jasper Colmer is his son and next heir, and is aged 27 years and more.

The said Cicillia has taken all the profits of the said premises from the death of the said Richard up to the taking of this Inquisition.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 208, No. 240.

Vincent Goddard, gentleman.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 1 December, 28 Eliz. [1585], before Wolstan Dixie, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Vincent Goddard, gent., by the oath of Robert Dyckenson, Richard Smyth, Roger Hole, John Jackson, John Ireland, William Povey, John Bond, William Stytche, William Cooke, William Harvy, William Layer, William Crowche, Edmond Owen and Robert Elder, who say that

Vincent Goddard was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage sometime called the Candelhouse and 1 garden formerly demised to William Wolberd or in his tenure, situate within and next the site of the late dissolved priory or new hospital of the Blessed Mary without Bysshoppesgate, London, in the parish of St. Botolph without Bysshopsgate, London, now or late in the tenure of William Goddard, gent., as by a deed dated 6 December, 17 Eliz. [1574], more fully appears.

The said messuage and garden, together with 3 other houses, 1 parcel of waste ground and 2 walls of brick to the said tenements near adjoining in the said parish, which King Henry VIII by his Letters Patent dated 28 June in the 32nd year of his reign [1590] gave inter alia to Christopher Campyon, citizen and mercer of London, and his heirs, are held of the Queen in chief by the service of the 20th part of one knight's fee. The said messuage and garden are worth per ann., clear, 40s.

Vincent Goddard died 10 July last past; William Goddard is his son and next heir and is now aged 27 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 209, No. 9.

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