Inquisitions
1589

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E. A. Fry (editor)

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1908

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129-143

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'Inquisitions: 1589', Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the City of London: Part 3 (1908), pp. 129-143. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65897 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Henry Bracy, Gentleman.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 15 January, 32 (31 in cal.) Eliz. [1590], before William Necton, gent., feodary of the said City, George Sotherton, senior, gent., and John Povye, gent., commissioners, to enquire concerning the lunacy of Henry Bracy, gent., by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Thomas Russell, John Harrison, Thomas Sewell, William Harvye, John Bonde, William Feake, James Robinson, John Tompson, John Adlyne (?), John Dixon, Robert Saunders, Arthur Wrighte and Christopher Dickenson, who say that

Henry Bracy is a lunatic and not compos mentis, and enjoys lucid intervals, but is not fit to govern himself or his lands and goods: he became a lunatic by the visitation of God 2 years ago and has remained so ever since, but during his lunacy he has not alienated any of his lands or goods. Long before his lunacy he was and still is seised of the reversion of the manor of Oddeston in the parish of Shaxton in co. Leicester, and all the lands, chief rents and services in Shaxton; and 1 water mill called the Clockmill in the parish of Swepton in the said county, after the death of Thomas Bracy his father, to hold in fee tail, viz., to him and the heirs of his body; and for default, the remainder thereof to divers persons, as appears by a deed made by a certain Henry Waver alias Over late citizen and alderman of the city of Coventry to Thomas Wheatill, Richard Wheatill, Ralph Egerton and Simon Wheatill.

The said Henry Bracy was likewise seised and still is seised of the reversion of certain lands held by copy of the court of the manor of Balsall called a ploughe land lying in Escot and Barston, late of Richard Eglionbye, gent., after the death of the said Thomas Bracy his father which he holds for the term of his life, and after his decease the remainder belonging to the said Henry in fee tail, viz., to him and the heirs of his body, and for default, the reversion thereof to divers persons, as appears by the surrender made to the hands of the lord of the manor of Balsall by the said Richard Overs at the court held there 5 October, 26 Eliz. by copy of the said court: it is worth per ann., clear, £13 6s. 8d.

The said Thomas Bracy still survives.

Of whom the said manor of Oddeston and other the premises are held the jurors know not: they are worth per ann., clear, £13 6s. 8d.

Ralph Bracy is the brother and next heir of the said Henry, and is now aged 34 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 220, No. 66.

Elizabeth Kennett, widow.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 14 November, 31 Eliz. [1589], before Matthew Cracherodd, esq., William Necton, gent., feodary of the said City, Edmund Ferrand, gent., commissioners, after the death of Elizabeth Kennett, widow, by virtue of a commission to them and to Matthew Dale, esq., and Arthur Forthe, gent., directed, by the oath of Robert Dickenson, John Harry son, Thomas Russell, John Bonde, John Jackson, Robert Elder, James . . ., William Crowche, William Cooke, George Roberts, John Tompson, Edward Swayne, William Povey, Hugh Ingram, Thomas Wigges and Arthur Wright, who say that

Elizabeth Kennett long before her death was seised in her demesne as of fee of 1 messuage commonly called le Catt and Fidle, with all buildings, shops, cellars, &c., thereto belonging lying in Fleetestreet in the parish of St. Dunstan in the West London; and so seised, the licence of the Queen being first obtained, by charter dated 24 May, 25 Eliz. [1583], made between James Harrington, knight, William Glasier, Thomas Fortescue and Henry Dynne, esq., of the one part, and the said Elizabeth Kennett, widow, of the other part, in consideration of a sum of money to her paid, sold to the said Sir James Harrington and others the said premises: to hold to them and their heirs to their sole and proper use for ever.

By another charter of even date made between the said parties, it was agreed that the said Elizabeth having sold her said messuage to the said Sir James Harrington, knight, William Glasier, Thomas Fortescue and Henry Dynne, and having given to them all her goods, jewels, and household stuff should enjoy the said messuage and all the said goods to her own use for her life without paying any rent for the same, and after her decease the said messuage and goods should be sold to the greatest advantage to pay the debts and legacies of the said Elizabeth and also the sums of money hereafter specified, viz., to Stephen Bragge son of the said Elizabeth £100, and to the creditors of Richard Burnell £100, if they will fully discharge him of all debts, but if not, to pay the said £100 for the maintenance of Martha wife of the said Richard, being one of the daughters of the said Elizabeth, or to her children; also to Alice Swallow another daughter of the said Elizabeth £100; and to Ursula Burnell one of the daughters of the said Richard by the said Martha £40; and to Anne Burnell another of the daughters of the said Richard £40; and to 2 other children of the said Richard and Martha (one unborn) £40; and to 4 of the children of the said Alice Swallowe £80 between them. The residue of the money received for the said premises and goods shall be divided amongst the said Stephen Bragge, Martha Burnell, Alice Swallowe and other the said children and all other the children of the said Alice Swallowe and Martha Burnell: by virtue of which said charter the said Elizabeth occupied the said messuage all her life.

The said messuage is held of the Queen in chief by the service of the 40th part of a knight's fee and by the yearly rent of 4s., and is worth per ann., clear, 40s.

Elizabeth Kennett died 3 Sept., 26 Eliz. [1584]; Stephen Bragge is her son and next heir, and is now aged 24 years and more.

The said William Glasier and Henry Dynne died at London, and the said Sir James Harrington and Thomas Fortescue still survive there.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 220, No. 34.

Thomas Haselwoode.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 13 June, 31 Eliz. [1589], before Matthew Cracherod, esq., William Necton, gent., feodary and Edmund Farrande, gent., commissioners, to enquire by virtue of a commission to them and to Matthew Dale, esq., and Arthur Foorthe, gent., directed, after the death of Thomas Haselwoode, by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Thomas Sewell, John Bonde, John Jackson, Robert Elder, William Crowche, William Cooke, George Robartes, Nicholas Hawkesforde, Peter Noxon, James Robinson, Thomas Wigges, Edward Swayne, Robert Saunders, Nicholas Maddox and Arthur Wright, who say that

The said Thomas Haselwoode son of Thomas Haselwoode, senior, citizen and brewer of London, long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage or brewhouse called le White Harte, lying in Knightryder streete in the parish of Holy Trinity within the City of London late of Henry Roberdes and now divided into 2 dwelling houses, and now or late in the several tenures of Robert Cawsey and James Alcocke.

So seised, the said Thomas Haselwoode by indenture dated 23 June, 28 Eliz. [1586] demised and let to farm the said messuage to the said Thomas Haselwoode his father for the term of 41 years, if the said Thomas so long should live, paying therefor yearly 26s. 8d. The said Thomas still survives.

The said messuage is held of the Queen 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, 26s. 8d.

Thomas Haselwoode, junior, died 22 March last past; Samuel Haselwoode is his brother and next heir and was then aged 28 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 222, No. 20.

John Braunche, Knight.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 14 Nov., 31 Eliz. [1589], before Matthew Cracherode, esq., William Necton, gent., feodary, and Edmund Ferrand, gent., commissioners, to enquire after the death of John Branche, knight, by virtue of a commission to them and to Matthew Dale, esq., and Arthur Forthe, gent., directed, by the oath of Robert Dickenson, John Harrison, Thomas Sewell, John Bonde, John Jackson, Robart Eldar, James Robinson, William Crowche, William Cooke, George Robartes, John Tompson, Edward Swayne, William Povey, Hugh Ingram, Thomas Wigges, Arthur Wright and William Harvye, who say that

John Braunche long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 tenement newly built in a yard and of the said yard, lying in the lane called Grene Lettyce Lane in Candelwicke streate in the parish of the Blessed Mary Abchurch, London, in the occupation of the said John Branche: which said yard was formerly in the tenure of Ellen Wilkington alias Wilkinson and was late parcel of the lands and possessions of the late priory or new hospital of the Blessed Mary without Bisshoppesgate, London, now dissolved, and purchased by John Branche, senior, father of the said John Branche of Christopher Campion, citizen and mercer of London; also of 1 messuage, with all solers, cellars, buildings, &c., called the Ould Muscovye House situate in the parish of St. Dunstan in the East; 1 other messuage called Le Signe of the Kinges Hedd lying in Abchurche Lane in the parish of the Blessed Mary Abchurche; and 1 other messuage called le White Horse in the occupation of William Osborne situate in Candelwyckestreete in the said parish of the Blessed Mary Abchurche.

The tenement with the yard in Grene Lettyce Lane are held of the Queen in chief by the service of the 40th part of a knight's fee, and are worth per ann., clear, 40s. The messuage called the Ould Muscovye Howse is worth per ann., clear, £6, but of whom it is held the jurors know not. The other 2 tenements called le Kinges Hedd and le White Horse are worth per ann., clear, £8, but of whom they are held is not known.

John Branche died at London 24 July, 30 Eliz. [1588]; Anne Stoneleye one of the sisters and heirs of the said John Branche and William Udall son and heir of Mary Udall another of the sisters of the said John Branche, and Grace Dorrell, Mathea Gelibrand, Joan Bales and Mary Berye daughters and heirs of Ellen Rowley another of the sisters and heirs of the said John Branche are his next heirs, and each of them was of full age, viz., 25 years and more, at the time of the death of the said John Branche.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 222, No. 38.

Daniel Bonde, Gentleman.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 18 June, 31 Eliz. [1589], before Matthew Crachrode, esq., William Necton, gent., feodary, and Edmund Ferrand, gent., commissioners, to enquire after the death of Daniel Bonde, gent., by virtue of a commission to them and to Matthew Dale and Arthur Forthe directed, by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Thomas Russell, John Thompson, Thomas Sewell, John Harryson, John Bonde, John Jackson, Robert Elder, William Crouche, William Cooke, George Robertes, Nicholas Hawksforde, Peter Noxton, James Robinson, Thomas Wigges, Edward Swayne, Robert Saunders, Nicholas Madoxe, Arthur Wright and John Dixson who say that

William Bonde, deceased, father of the said Daniel Bonde was seised in his demesne as of fee of all that large capital messuage commonly called Crosbyes place and 1 garden thereto belonging situate in the parish of St. Ellen within Busshopsgate in the City of London, and all that lane or way in the said parish leading from the back door (postico) of the said messuage towards the east, extending in length from the door of the said messuage up to the corner or south end of the way leading to the close of St. Helen in the said parish; all that tenement or chamber situate in a certain land, built over the larder and coal house of the said messuage, formerly in the tenure of Juliana Fraunces; 5 messuages adjoining the fore gate towards the street of the said large messuage on the north part of the fore part of the same, now or late in the tenures of Richard Risbye, John Norgate, Richard Kirke, John Parkes and Agnes Williams, widow; 1 messuage situate on the south part of the foregate of the said large messuage, now or late in the tenure of Cornelius Kettell, and lately being part thereof.

So seised, the said William Bonde made his will 30 May, 18 Eliz. [1576] at London in the said parish of St. Ellen as follows [here given in English]: I give to Margaret my wife my now dwelling house called Crosby place in the parish of St. Ellens for such time as she shall live sole and unmarried, in recompense of her dower; directly after she shall marry again I give the said house to William Bonde my second son for life, he paying out of the same to my son Nicholas Bonde £13 13s. 4d. yearly, and to my son Martyn Bonde £13 13s. 4d. After the decease of the said William I give the said house to Nicholas Bonde for his life, he paying to my said son Martyn £20 yearly; after his decease, I give the same to my said son Martyn for his life; and after his decease, to Daniel Bonde my son and heir apparent and to the heirs male of his body; for default, to my said son William and the heirs male of his body; for default, to my son Nicholas Bonde and the heirs male of his body; for default, to my son Martin and the heirs male of his body; for default, to my nephew William Bonde son of my brother George Bonde and the heirs male of his body; and for default, to the right heirs of my said son Daniel for ever. The rest of my lands and tenements in the said parish of St. Ellens or elsewhere to descend to my said son Daniel.

The said William Bonde died 31 May in the said 18th year, after whose death the said Daniel Bonde was seised of the remainder of the said capital messuage called Crosby place, and of the said 6 messuages in his demesne as of fee.

So seised, the said Daniel by deed dated 23 February, 22 Eliz. [1580] enfeoffed thereof George Bonde, alderman of the City of London, William Whitmore, haberdasher, and William Atkyns, leatherseller: to hold to them and their heirs for ever to the use of the said Daniel Bonde and Jane his wife for their lives; and after their decease to the use of the right heirs of the said Daniel for ever.

The said capital messuage, 6 tenements and all other the premises together with 4 other messuages in the parish of St. Ellen near adjoining the said capital messuage which together with the said capital messuage and other the premises were formerly purchased by Anthony Bonvix, deceased, to him and his heirs of King Henry VIII., are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, viz., by the 40th part of a knight's fee and by the yearly rent of 23s. 8d.: the said capital messuage so devised by the said will is worth per ann., £12; and the 6 other messuages £6.

Daniel Bonde died 1 March, 29 Eliz. [1587]; William Bonde of London, haberdasher, is his brother and next heir, and is now aged 30 years and more.

Jane late the wife of the said Daniel and Margaret late the wife of the said William survived the said Daniel: the said Jane and the said William, Nicholas and Martin Bond sons of the said William Bonde the father are still alive in London in the said parish of St. Ellen.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 222, No. 39.

Thomas Blanke, Knight.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 22 October, 31 Eliz. [1589], before Matthew Cracherod, esq., William Necton, gent., feodary, and Edmund Ferrand, gent., to enquire after the death of Thomas Blanke, knight, citizen and alderman of London, by virtue of a commission to them and to Matthew Dale, esq., and Arthur Forthe, gent., directed, by the oath of Robert Dickenson, John Harrison, Thomas Sewell, John Bonde, John Jackson, Robert Eldar, James Robinson, William Crowche, William Cooke, George Robartes, John Tompson, Edward Swayne, William Povye, Hugh Ingram, Thomas Wigges, Arthur Wright and William Harvye, who say that

Thomas Blanke father of the said Thomas Blanke, knight, was seised in his demesne as of fee of 2 messuages situate in the parish of St. Leonard next Eastchepe in the ward of London Bridge, then in the tenure of the said Thomas Blanke the father and now or late in that of Lewis Simpson, grocer, and James Battie, draper; 1 tenement or cottage situate in the said parish and ward sometime in the tenure of Joan Lanymon, widow, and now or late in that of John Spencer; 1 messuage formerly called Abbottes Inne, situate in the parish of St. Mary Athill in the ward of Billingsgate, late in the occupation of the said Thomas Blanke, knight, and Dame Margaret his wife and now in that of the said Margaret; 1 large messuage, now divided into 3 tenements, being in Peter Lane next Paules Wharf in the parish of St. Peter in the ward of Baynardes Castle, London, formerly in the tenure of Richard Stafferton and now in that of Nicholas Toke, William Parrye and Edward Ager.

The said Thomas Blanke had issue the said Thomas Blanke, knight, his son, and Elizabeth his daughter married to James Altham, esq., and afterwards made his will dated 2 June, 1562, as follows [here given in English]: I give to Johan my wife the 2 messuages wherein I now dwell and my little tenement wherein Lanymon's widow now dwells lying in Grace Church Street in the parish of St. Leonard nigh Eastcheap for her life only; and after her decease, I give the same to my son Thomas Blanke for his life, after his decease, to Thomas Altham my Godson, son of the said Mr. James Altham and Elizabeth his late wife my daughter, and to the heirs male of his body, on condition that he does not alienate any of the said premises: if he die without issue or alienate any of the said premises then Edward Altham brother of the said Thomas shall have the said 3 messuages, to him and the heirs male of his body, on like condition: if he die without heirs male of his body, or make such alienation, then James Altham brother of the said Thomas and Edward to have the said premises to him and the heirs male of his body, on like condition; if he die without heirs of his body or make alienation, then I give the said premises to John Altham brother of the said Thomas, Edward and James and to the heirs male of his body, on like condition; if he die without such heirs or alienate, then I give the said premises to Matthew Altham brother of the said Thomas, Edward, James and John and to the heirs male of his body, on like condition; if he die without heirs male of his body, or alienate, then I give the said 3 messuages to my next heirs for ever.

I will that such persons as shall have the said 3 messuages shall distribute every year for ever in the month of September amongst poor householders within the bridgeward of London either in money or coals the sum of 40s. with which sum I charge the said 3 messuages for ever.

I give to the said Thomas Blanke my son and Margaret his wife my great messuage called Abbottes Inne wherein they now dwell with all cellars, yards, warehouses and other buildings lying in the parish of St. Mary Athill, and my messuage in Peter Lane, viz. the whole purchace I made of Sir Thomas Challinar, knight, which cost me £300 and I paid towards the building of the said great house £900 of my own money, making in ready money £1,200. "I give God thanckes for yt, prayinge allso unto God that my sonne Thomas Blanke and his said wiffe maye longe dwell in the saide greate house and to serve God therein accordinge to their dutyes": to hold to the said Thomas and Margaret and the heirs male of the body of the said Thomas, on condition that he does not alienate the said premises: if he die without such heirs or make alienation, then I give the said premises to the said Thomas Altham son of the said James and to the heirs male of his body, on like condition, with other remainders as above. And I will that the persons enjoying my said 2 messuages shall bestow every year for ever in the month of April amongst the poor householders of the said parish of St. Leonard or in the bridge ward of London or there abouts £3 in ready money and 40s. in coals: with which said sums I charge my said 2 messuages for ever.

The said Thomas Blanke, the father, died so seised 20 Nov., 5 Eliz. [1562], in the said parish of St. Leonards, after whose death the said Joan his wife entered into the said 2 messuages and was thereof seised in her demesne as of free tenement: she died in the said parish the . . . day of . . . 21 Eliz.

All the said premises (except the said messuage formerly called Abbottes Inn) are held of the Queen in free burgage, and the said messuage called Abbotts Inn is held of the Queen in chief by the 50th part of a knight's fee and by the yearly rent of 5s. 4d.: all the said premises are worth per ann., clear, £6.

Thomas Blanke died 28 October, 30 Eliz. [1588]; Thomas Altham late of London and now living at Oxford in co. Oxford is his kinsman and next heir and is now aged 38 years and more.

The said Margaret late the wife of the said Sir Thomas Blanke alias Dame Margaret Blanke still survives at London.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 222, No. 40.

Richard Fowkes.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 13 June, 31 Eliz. [1589], before Matthew Crucherode, esq., William Necton, gent., feodary, Edmund Ferrand, gent., commissioners, by virtue of a commission to them and to Matthew Dale and Arthur Forthe directed, after the death of Richard Fowkes, citizen and grocer of London, by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Thomas Sewell, John Bonde, John Jackson, Robert Elder, William Crowche, William Cooke, George Robertes, Nicholas Hawkesford, Peter Noxon, James Robinson, Thomas Wigges, Edward Swayne, Robert Saunders, Nicholas Maddox and Arthur Wright, who say that

Richard Fowkes long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 part of a messuage commonly called le signe of ye Lambe, with all shops, cellars, alleys, &c. lying in the parish of St. Dunstan in le Weste in the suburbs of London, and so seised, by indenture 11 November, 16 Eliz. [1574], made between himself of the one part, and John Fowkes, gent., his brother of the other part, demised the said messuage lying in the said parish, adjoining a tenement late in the tenure of Gabriel Levesey, grocer, on the east side and a parcel of a tenement in the occupation of Thomas Nogaye alias Ager on the north part, and a tenement late in the occupation of John Rundell on the west, and upon the Queen's high street called Fleatstreate on the south to the said John Fowkes for the term of 60 years, he paying therefor yearly 33s. 4d. [indenture here given in full in English]. By force whereof the said John Fowkes was seised of the said messuage for the said term, the reversion belonging to the said Richard and his heirs.

Afterwards, viz., on the 21 day of April, 1588, the said Richard Fowkes lying in extremis made his will as follows: I will that the house wherein I now dwell and of which I have the fee simple shall be wholly in the use and possession of my wife for her life; and after her decease shall come to my children to be sold for their best advantage, and the money to be equally divided amongst them.

The whole messuage called the Lambe is held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, but by what part of a knight's fee the jurors know not, and it is worth per ann., clear, 33s. 4d.

Richard Fowkes died 21 April, 30 Eliz. [1588], John Fowkes is his son and next heir and was then aged 15 years and 4 months.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 222, No. 55.

Roger Tyndall, Citizen and Armourer.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 23 June, 31 Eliz. [1589], before William Necton, gent., feodary, Edmund Ferraunde and Arthur Forthe, gents., commissioners, after the death of Roger Tyndall, citizen and armourer of London, by virtue of a commission to them and to Matthew Dale, esq. and Matthew Cracherode, esq., directed, by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Thomas Russell, Thomas Sewell, John Jackson, John Bond, William Cooke, Nicholas Hawkesford, James Robinson, John Dixson, Thomas Wigges, Edward Swayne, John Tompson, Peter Noxton, Nicholas Maddox, Robert Saunders and Arthur Wright, who say that

Roger Tyndall was a citizen and freeman of the City of London, and long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage and tenement late in the tenure of Edward Scysson, situate in the parish of St. Botolph without Busshoppesgate, London, which said messuage the said Roger lately purchased to him and his heirs of Edward Welshe and Simon Aynesworth of London, gents.; 1 other messuage and tenement late in the tenure of . . . Rycrofte, widow, in the said parish which he bought to him and his heirs of Thomas Reve of London, gentleman, John Johnson of the same, fishmonger, and Henry Heardson, of the same, skinner ; 1 other messuage late in the tenure of Peter Crowche, situate in the said parish, which he purchased to him and his heirs of William Hulsonde of London, scrivener and William Pendred of London, founder.

So seised, the said Roger Tyndall made his will as follows [here given in English]: I give to Agnis my wife the said messuages and all other my messuages, lands, &c., for her life, and immediately after her death I give the same to the Master and wardens and brethren and sisters of the fraternity or guild of St. George of the men of the mystery of Armourers, of the City of London, and to their successors for ever, they distributing yearly amongst the poor of the parish of St. Dionise Backchurch, London, between the feasts of Christmas and Lady Day as much coal and faggots as shall be worth 50s., and to the clerk of the same parish 2s. on condition that he bring yearly to the said Master and wardens at some of their courts to be held in their common hall in London between Michaelmas and Christmas the names of all the poor people in the said parish to the intent it may be registered there what poor persons are relieved by this my request, and also to procure yearly, on the feast-day of St. George the Martyr if it be not a fish-day, and if it be a fish-day then the next Sunday or Monday after that, a godly sermon be made in the forenoon of the same day in the parish Church of St. Dionise Backchurch by a godly learned preacher of King's College in Cambridge, at which sermon the livery of the said company, or the greater part of them, to be present in their liveries, they to give the said preacher for preaching the said sermon 6s. 8d., and also to have him with them from the said Church to their common hall to dinner if he will go.

The said Master and wardens shall also pay to John Tyndall, my brother's son, £13 6s. 8d., or else shall give him yearly during his life £4.

The said Master and wardens shall have yearly allowed them out of my said lands and tenements on St. George's Day for their trouble 6s. 8d., viz., the Master 3s. 4d., and each warden 20d.; and they shall pay yearly to the wardens of the yeomanry of the same company to the use of the said yeomanry 20s. on St. George's Day, or on the day of the election of the Master, commonly called the Master's " dynner daie"; to the intent "such of the same yeomanry as goeth to the Church the same election daie with the said Mr. shall dyne and make merry togyther with the same"; and to the "bedill" of the same company yearly 3s. 4d. If the said Master and wardens do not pay such legacies, then I give the said premises to the Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge, and to their successors for ever, on like conditions, as by the said will, dated 27 July, 1581, more fully appears.

The messuage and tenement in the parish of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, late in the tenure of Edward Sysson are held of the Queen in free burgage, and are worth per ann., clear, 40s. The messuage and tenement in the said parish late in the tenure of the said . . . Rycrofte, widow, are held of the Queen by fealty only in free burgage and not in chief, and are worth per ann., clear, 40s. The messuage and tenement in the said parish, late in the tenure of the said Peter Crowche, are held of the Queen in free burgage and not in chief, and are worth per ann., clear, £4.

The said Anna wife of the said Roger died before him, viz., 30 November, 29 Eliz. [1586].

The said Roger Tyndall died 7 February, 30 Eliz. [1588]; Robert Tyndall of London, yeoman, is his kinsman and next heir, and was then aged 43 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 223, No. 70.

Roger Beckwith, Esquire.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, the last day of February, 31 Eliz. [1589], before Martin Calthorpp, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Roger Beckwith, esq., son and heir of Leonard Beckwith, knight, and Dame Elizabeth his wife, deceased, by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Thomas Sewell, William Harvy, John Bonde, John Stevens, John Jackson, William Crowche, Edmund Owen, William Cooke, Hugh Ingram, Robert Saunders, James Robinson, Nicholas Madox and John Dixon, who say that

Long before the death of the said Roger, the said Dame Elizabeth Beckwith, late the wife of the said Leonard Beckwith, knight, one of the daughters and coheirs of Roger Cholmeley, knight, deceased, was seised in her demesne as of fee of the moiety of 1 messuage lying in the street called le old Balye, in the parish of St. Martin, within the gate of Ludgate of the City of London, late in the tenure of Robert Hodgeson, deceased; the moiety of 1 other messuage lying in the street within Ludgate in the said parish of St. Martin, late in the tenure of Richard Graundishe; the moiety of 1 messuage situate in the parish of Mervin near Croked Lane, late in the tenure of Edward Burton, deceased; the moiety of one messuage called le Blacke Bull, lying near Leaden hall in the parish of St. Peter, Cornehill, late in the tenure of Thomas Dalton, deceased; the moiety of another messuage adjoining the said messuage in the said parish of St. Peter, Cornhill, now or late in the tenure of John Mascall; 1 messuage or inn called le Crowne in the parish of St. Andrew in Holborn in co. Middlesex, now or late in the tenure of . . . Alsoppe; the moiety of the pourparty of the lands and tenements late of Roger Cholmeley, knight, deceased, situate at Shotuphill in the parish ot Hampsted in co. Middlesex, now or late in the tenure of Robert North; the moiety of the pourparty of the manor of Esthamburnells and Westhamburnells in co. Essex, now or late in. the tenure of Robert Stepneth; the moiety of the pourparty of the manor of Estwestham and Plais with all rents, &c., in the parish of Estham in co. Essex, now or late in the occupation of Arden Waferer, esq.; 1 messuage lying in Stowe Ingraffe in co. Essex, now or late in the tenure of . . . Jackson; 1 pasture in Orsett called Stiden hill in co. Essex, late in the tenure of Edmund Hurt; the moiety of the pourparty of the marsh land lying in Estham in co. Essex, late in the tenure of Clement Scisley, deceased; the moiety of one farm in Wallworthe in co. Surrey, now or late in the tenure of Henry Lorde; the moiety of the part of all the lands and tenements in Wallworthe, now or late in the tenure of . . . Readinge in the said county of Surrey, sadler; the moiety of the part of 1 messuage in Wallworthe now or late in the tenure of Thomas Gwynne, late bailiff there; the manor of Newington Lucyes; and all other the lands, tenements, woods, underwoods and hereditaments in Newington, Footescraye, Chestilhurste, Okelay and Crayforde in co. Kent. So seised, the said Dame Elizabeth Beckwith married Christopher Kenne, esq., of Kenn in co. Somerset, and shortly afterwards the said Christopher and Dame Elizabeth for a certain sum of money to them paid by indenture dated 1st February, 8 Eliz. [1566], granted all the said premises to John Drewe of London, gent., and Leonard Ive of the Inner Temple, London, gent. [here given in English], for the term of 510 years, they paying therefor yearly 40s. to the said Christopher and Dame Elizabeth, and after their deceases £20 yearly to the heirs of the said Dame Elizabeth.

Afterwards, viz., on the morrow of the Purification of the Blessed Mary, 22 Eliz. [1580], for the fulfilment of certain covenants specified in the said indenture a fine was levied at Westminster between William Vavasor, esq., Joan Bradshawe, widow, William Atwoode, gent., and Ralph Hatton, plts., and Christopher Kenne, esq., and Elizabeth his wife alias Elizabeth Beckwith, deforciants, of the manors of Newington alias Nuyngton Lucys, Parva Okeley and Foutescraie and 40 messuages, 20 cottages, 1000 a. of land, 100 a. of meadow, 1000 a. of pasture, 400 a. of wood, and 300 a. of furze and heath, and 10 librates of rent in Newington, Parva Okeley, Foutzcraye and Crayfforde in co. Kent, the manors of Estham Burnelles, Westham Burnelles, Estwestham and Plais, and 30 messuages, 20 cottages, 400 a. of land, 400 a. of meadow, 100 a. of pasture, 100 a. of wood, 400 a. of furze and heath, 300 a. of moor, 400 a. of marsh and 15 librates of rent in Esthamburnelles, Westham Burnelles, Estwestham, Plaice, Estham, Westham, and Orsett in co. Essex, and 20 messuages, 20 cottages, 10 gardens, 10 orchards, 100 a. of land, 400 a. of meadow, 100 a. of pasture, 400 a. of wood and 200 a. of furze and heath in the parishes of St. Holborn, Holburne, Hornesey, Hollowaye, Upper Holloway, Lower Highgate alias Hygate, Yseldon alias Islington, and Hampsted in co. Middlesex; 6 messuages, 3 cottages, 80 a. of land, 40 a. of meadow, 60 a. of pasture, 20 a. of wood and 20 a. of furze and heath in Wallworthe in co. Surrey, and 20 messuages, 20 gardens, and 10 orchards in the parishes of St. Peter next Leadenhall, St. Martin within Ludgate and St. Michael, near Croked Lane in City of London, whereupon the said Christopher and Elizabeth acknowledged the said premises to be the right of the said William Vavasor as those which he and the said Joan, William and Ralph have of their gift, and the same remised to them and to the heirs of the said William Vavasor for ever. For this agreement the said William and others gave to the said Christopher and Elizabeth £2020: which said fine was levied to the use of the said John Drewe and Leonard Ive for the said term of 510 years; after that term, to the use of the said Elizabeth the wife of the said Christopher Kenne alias Elizabeth Beckwith and her heirs for ever.

The said Elizabeth died 24 November, 26 Eliz. [1583], after whose death the reversion of all the said premises descended to the said Roger Beckwith, esq., as her son and heir.

The manor of Newington Luces in co. Kent is held of the Queen in chief by the 40th part of a knight's fee. Of whom or by what services the premises in Okeley in co. Kent are held the jurors know not. Of whom the premises in Chestillworth, Craiford and Foutezcraye in co. Kent are held is not known. The moiety of the messuage lying in the parish of St. Martin within Ludgate, late in the tenure of the said Richard Graundishe is held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, viz. by the 100th part of a knight's fee. Of whom the residue of the premises is held the jurors know not.

All the said premises demised by the said indenture to the said John Drew and Leonard Ive are worth per ann., clear, 40s. during the life of the said Christopher Kenne, who still survives, and after his death they will be worth per ann., clear, £20 during the said term.

Roger Beckwith died at Hardwicke in co. Nottingham, 5 September, 28 Eliz. [1586]; Frances Harvye wife of George Harvye, esq., and Frances Slyngsbye wife of Henry Slyngsbye, esq., are his next heirs, viz., the said Frances Harvye as sister and one of the coheirs of the said Roger and the said Frances Slyngsbye, daughter and heir of Elizabeth Vavasor, wife of William Vavasor, esq., as the other sister and co-heir of the said Roger Beckwith. The said Frances Harvye is now aged 39 years and more, and the said Frances Slyngsbye 25 years and more.

Immediately after the death of the said Roger Beckwith the said George Harvye and Henry Slyngsbye, in right of their said wives, entered into the said premises.

Chan. Inq. p. m., vol. 223, No. 73.



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