Inquisitions
1596

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E. A. Fry (editor)

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1908

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232-245

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'Inquisitions: 1596', Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the City of London: Part 3 (1908), pp. 232-245. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65903 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Edward Herdson

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 21 May, 38 Eliz. [1596], before Nicholas Morgan, esq., deputy escheator, William Necton, esq., feodary of the said City, and John Lowman, esq., commissioners, after the death of Edward Herdson, by the oath of Thomas Sewell, William Crowche, James Robinson, John Jennynges, James Tailor, Robert Durant, Stephen Porter, Michael Crowche, Robert Sawnders, Edward Catcher, James Felles and Humphrey Hooper, who say that

Long before the death of the said Edward Herdson a certain John Reynoldes, citizen and skinner of London, was seised in his demesne as of fee of 2 messuages lying in the parish of the Blessed Mary St. Gabriel [sic] in Fanchurch street within the said City, now or late in the several tenures of Arthur Gervis and Gilbert Saie.

So seised the said John Reynolds by charter dated the last day of February, 16 Eliz. [1574], granted the said premises to the said Edward Herdson and Bridget then his wife: to hold to them and the heirs of the said Edward for ever, by virtue whereof they were thereof seised, to wit the said Edward in his demesne as of fee, and the said Bridget in her demesne as of free tenement.

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 know not, and by the yearly rent of 6s. 8d., and are worth per ann., clear, £4.

Edward Herdson died 18 February, 26 Eliz. [1584]; after his death the reversion of the said premises descended to Thomas Herdson his son and heir, who was aged 16 years on the 7th day of this instant month of May last past.

The said Bridget late the wife of the said Edward still survives.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 245, No. 41.

Thomas Castell, Junior.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 3 October, 36 Eliz. [1594], before Richard Martin, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Thomas Castell, junior, son of Francis Castell, deceased, by the oath of Thomas Sewell, William Harvye, William Crowche, James Robinson, Robert Durrant, Stephen Porter, Nicholas Maddox, Richard Milles, Cuthbert Lee, Robert Saunders, Richard Rogers, Andrew Feildes, Richard Kirkby, Henry Best, Michael Crowche, and Edward Katcher, who say that

Thomas Castell long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage and 1 shop called the Smythes Forge alias the Ferrars Howe, now in the tenure of Thomas Garrent and Joan Walbatt, widow; 1 messuage now in the tenure of Isaack Tucker; 1 messuage now in the occupation of William Longe; 1 messuage now in the tenure of Thomas Trymlett; 1 tenement now in the occupation of Henry Neale; 1 messuage now in the tenure of William Breadstrete; I tenement in the occupation of Thomas Poole; 1 messuage in the tenure of George Sparrowe; 1 tenement in the occupation of Richard Robertes; 1 messuage in the tenure of Thomas Okeman; 1 messuage in the tenure of William Parker; 1 tenement in the occupation of Edward Hollie; 1 messuage in the tenure of Henry Coxe; 1 messuage in the tenure of John Gryffyn; 1 tenement in the occupation of — Muckett widow; 1 messuage in the tenure of — Hackins, widow; 1 tenement in the occupation of Thomas Draynefeild; 1 messuage in the tenure of — Cooke, widow; 1 messuage in the tenure of — Toppinge; 1 tenement in the tenure of Ciprian Luker; 1 messuage now in the tenure of James Willyams; 1 messuage in the tenure of Anne Fulwood, widow; and one stable in the tenure of Rowland Wodbridge: which said messuage and shop are situate at the west end of the lane called Longe Lane within the parish of St. Sepulchre in the suburbs of the City of London: and all the said messuages and tenement lie in Longe Lane, aforesaid in the said parish of St. Sepulchre without Newgate.

All 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 know not, and are worth per ann., clear, £40.

Thomas Castell died 1 January, 24 Eliz. [1582]; Alice Crewes, wife of Lancelot Crewes, is his kinswoman and next heir, viz., daughter of Thomas Castell, senior, father of the said Francis Castell, father of the said Thomas Castell [named in the writ], and was aged 40 years and more at the time of the death of the said Thomas Castell.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 245, No. 53.

John Tamworth, Esquire.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 22 November, 28 Eliz. [1585], before Stephen Slany, Mayor and escheator, after the death of John Tamworth, esq., by the oath of Thomas Seawell, William Crowche, Oliver Skynner, Edward Pilsworth, Robert Durrant, Stephen Porter, Robert Saunders, Edward Katcher, Cuthbert Lee, Richard Milles, James Tailor, Christopher Askwith, Henry Earsley and William Harvye, who say that

John Tamworth was seised in his demesne as of fee tail, to him and the heirs male of his body of 1 capital messuage in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldesgate in the suburbs of the City of London; 15 other messuages, 14 gardens and 2 alleys in the said parish of St. Botolph; the manor of Norton in co. Radnor and divers lands and tenements in Norton; the 4th part of a house newly built upon a close called St. Mary Close in Clerkenwell in co. Middlesex, and upon the high way lying in a certain street called St. John's Street in Clerkenwell; the 4th part of the ground whereupon the said house is built; and the 4th part of the water course and viaduct there.

The said John Tamworth and Dorothy his wife were seised to them and the heirs of the said Dorothy in right of the said Dorothy of the reversion after the death of Elizabeth Mullyns, wife of Michael Mullyns, knight, of the moiety of all that lordship or manor of Sherfield Super Lodon in co. Southampton and certain lands in Sherfield called Downes Landes; and of the reversion after the death of the said Elizabeth of the manors of Cardington and Escottes in co. Bedford, except 2 water mills late in the tenure of John Wolriche, and certain closes or pastures called Longfeildes and Huntresfeilds in Cardington and Escottes.

The said John and Dorothy were seised in their demesne as of fee, to them and the heirs of the said Dorothy in her right of the said 2 water mills and the said closes or pastures called Longfeilds and Huntresfeilds, and of the whole barony of Bedford.

So seised, an indenture was made 20th October, 32 Eliz. [1590] between the said John Tamworth of Haltsted in co. Leicester, esq., and Dorothy wife of the said John and sole daughter and heir of Thomas Colbie, esq., deceased, of the one part, and Thomas Farmor of the Middle Temple, London, esq., and John Lutwich of Lincoln's Inn in co. Middlesex, gent., of the other part, whereby the said John Tamworth agreed that before the end of 1 year next ensuing he by fine would assure to the said Thomas Farmer and John Lutwich the lordship or manor of Hallsted and the rectory and parsonage of Tylton, and the rectories and parsonages of Halsted, Tylton and Marfield South with their rights and members, in co. Leicester, to the late dissolved Priory of Launde sometime belonging, also all those his lands and tenements in Tylton and Halsted, sometime parcel of the lands of the late dissolved monastery of St. James near Northampton, the advowsons, gifts and rights of patronage of the vicarages of the parish Churches of Halsted and Tylton, and all the messuages, mills, lands, commons, woods, tithes, rents, fees, leets, &c., &c., in Halsted, Tilton, Marfield South and Whadboroughe in co. Leicester: and that by another fine he would assure to them all the barony of Bedford and the manors of Cardington and Escottes alias Cotton, lying in the fields, parishes and precincts of Cardington in co. Bedford, and the several fishings in the water and river of Owse on both sides of the said river as well in Newenham al[ia]s Newneham as in Cardington Escotes al[ia]s Cotton, Fenlake and Harowden, and all the messuages, mills, farms, lands, rents, woods, commons, waters, rivers, fishings, warrens, courts leet, &c., &c., lying in Cardington, &c., or elsewhere in England wherein the said Dorothy has any right in possession or remainder; the moiety of the lordship or manor of Sherfield al[ia]s Shirfield upon Lodon in co. Southampton, and the moiety of all the messuages, lands, warren, park, "deare," rents, &c., to the said manor of Sherfield belonging, together with the moiety of those lands and tenements in Sherfield called Downes, and all other the messuages, lands and tenements in Sherfield, Brameley, Basing, Cowich, Silchester, Stratford Saye, — Stratfeld Mortymer, Turgis, Hartley, Odyham and Rotherwick in co. Southampton, late the inheritance of the said Thomas Colbye. And it is further agreed that the said Thomas Fermor and John Lutwich and their heirs shall be seised of the said premises to the uses following, viz., all the lands in Halsted and Tylton hereafter particularly mentioned, that is, the close or pasture called the Lounde late in the tenure of Thomas Cotton, esq., the field or pasture called the Sladfeild late in the tenure of Valentyne Allen, George Lightfoote and Thomas Stanford, the field called the Brooke field late in the occupation of Roger Smythe, esq., the field called Newfeild in the tenure of the said Thomas Cotton—to the use of the said Dorothy Tamworth for her natural life for her jointure. And as to all the residue of the said lordship and manor of Halsted and the parsonages of Halsted and Tylton, and all other the messuages, lands and tenements there—to the use of the said Dorothy during her natural life; and after her decease then as to all the said premises so limited to the said Dorothy to the use of the said John Tamworth for his life; after his decease, to the use of Arthur Tamworth, 2nd son of the said John and Dorothy, and of the heirs male of his body; for default, to the use of such other son of the said John and Dorothy as shall be born and the heirs male of his body; for default, then to the use of the heirs male of the body of the said John Tamworth by any other wife whom he shall marry after the decease of the said Dorothy; for default, to the use of Colbie Tamworth and the heirs male of his body; for default, to the use of the first son of the body of Henry Tamworth, brother of the said John, and of the heirs male of his body; for default, then to the use successively in tail male of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sons of the said Henry; for default, to the use of the heirs male of the body of the said Henry; for default, to the use of the 1st son of the body of Christopher Tamworth, another of the brothers of the said son and of his heirs male; for default, then to the use successively in tail male of the 2nd to the 6th sons of the said Christopher; for default, to the use of the heirs male of the body of the said Christopher; for default, to the use of the heirs female of the bodies of the said John and Dorothy; for default, to the use of the heirs of their bodies; and lastly, for default, to the use of the right heirs of the said John Tamworth for ever, provided always that if the said John and Arthur Tamworth shall die without heirs male of their bodies, the said Dorothy being alive, that then the said fines concerning the said premises in co. Leicester shall be and the cognizees therein shall be seised of the close called Tamworth close late in the tenure of John Frysbye, the close called Honye land near to the Pynfold in Halsted in the tenure of Anne Turnor, widow, a close called Paradize late in the tenure of John Walker, and 1 close called the Cawsey close in Halsted and of the tithes of corn and grain in Halsted, Tylton and Marfield to the use of the said Dorothy for her life and afterwards to the uses before mentioned [here follows numerous other agreements and provisoes].

Afterwards, to wit, in the octaves of St. Martin, 33 Eliz. [1590], the said John and Dorothy by fine conveyed the moiety of the manor of Sherfeild super Loden . . . (fn. 1) and Escotes and the barony and other the premises in co. Bedford and the said mills . . . and the heirs of the said Thomas for ever: which said fine was levied to the uses specified in the said indenture. . . .

The said John Tamworth was seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor or lordship of Halsted in co. Leicester and of divers lands and tenements in Halsted, Tylton, Marfield South and Whatborough in co. Leicester.

So seised, an indenture was made 23 December, 33 Eliz. [1590], between the said John Tamworth of Halsted and the said Thomas Fermor and John Lutwich, whereby after reciting the said Indenture of 20 October, 32 Eliz., the said John agrees that he before the end of 1 whole year by fine will convey to the said Thomas Fermor and John Lutwich the said last mentioned premises, and the rectories and parsonages of Halsted, Tylton, Marefield South and Whatborough, and all the messuages, lands, mills, &c., &c., thereto belonging, to the use of the said Dorothy Tamworth wife of the said John for her natural life in the name of her jointure, with remainders as above. [The provisoes cover 2 very large membranes.]

The said Arthur Tamworth died at London in the lifetime of the said John without issue of his body.

The messuage and other the premises in London are held of the. Queen in chief by knight's service, and are worth per ann., clear, during the life of a certain Christiana Tamworth, widow, 1 grain of pepper and not more by reason of a prior demise thereof made to the said Christiana, and after her decease they will be worth per ann., clear, £13 6s. 8d., of whom or by what service the 4th part of the house and other the premises in co. Middlesex are held the jurors know not: they are worth per ann., clear, 12d. The moiety of the manor of Sherfield and of other the premises in co. Southampton is held of the Queen in chief by the great serjeanty of being marshall of the courtesans (meretricibz) in the King's household, and of dismembering condemned malefactors and of measuring the gallons and bushells in the King's household, and is worth during the life of the said Elizabeth Mullins, who still survives, nothing, and after her decease it will be worth per ann., clear, 66s. 8d. The manors of Cardington and Escottes, the said barony and other the premises in co. Bedford are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, and are worth, except the said mills and closes called Longfield and Huntresfield, during the life of the said Dorothy nothing, and after her decease £13 6s. 8d. The said mills and closes in co. Bedford are worth per ann., clear, £6 13s. 4d. The manor of Norton and other the premises in co. Radnor are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, and are worth per ann., clear, £45. The manor of Halsted and other the premises in co. Leicester are held of the Queen in chief by the 100th part of a knight's fee, and are worth per ann., during the lifetime of the said Dorothy, nothing, and afterwards £67.

John Tamworth died at London 18 February, 36 Eliz. [1594], the said Colbie Tamworth is his only son and next heir, and was aged 8 years on the 7th day of April last past.

The said Dorothy Tamworth still survives.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 246, No. 112.

Thomas Whitebrooke, Gentleman.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 5 January, 38 Eliz. [1596], before Stephen Slany, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Thomas Whitebrooke, gent., by the oath of Thomas Sewell, William Harvie, William Crowche, Hugh Leighe, James Robinson, Hugh Ingraham, Robert Durant, Robert Saunders, Stephen Porter, Andrew Feilde, Humphrey Hooper, Richard Milles, Henry Best and Henry Earsley, who say that

Long before the death of the said Thomas Whitebrooke, a certain Thomas Lownde, late citizen and grocer of London, deceased, grandfather of the said Thomas Whitebrooke, was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 capital messuage or hospice, called the George in Lumberdstreete in the parish of St. Edmund; 2 messuages situate in the said parish of St. Edmund on the west part of the said capital messuage; 2 other messuages in the said parish of St. Edmund on the east part of the said capital messuage, now or late in the tenure of Robert Decreo (?); 1 messuage with sollars, cellars, buildings, &c., called the Corner Howse and now called the Signe of the Bell, lying in the parish of St. Mary Magdalene, London, at the end of the street called Milkestreete, and in the street called Cheapside on the west side of the said Milkestreete, late in the tenure of Leonard Docester; 1 garden with a house built thereupon, lying in the parish of St. Giles without Creplegate, London, late in the tenure of Rowland Watson.

So seised, the said Thomas Lownde made his will the 17th day of May, 7 Edw. 6 [1553], and thereby bequeathed the said tenements to Catherine, then his wife, for the term of her life, the remainder, after her decease to Margaret Lownde, daughter of the said Thomas, and to the heirs of her body; for default, the remainder thereof to the Mayor and Chamberlain of the City of London and to the governors of the Hospital of St. Bartholomew in West Smithfield and their successors for ever for the relief and maintenance of the poor in the said hospital.

Afterwards the said Thomas Lownde died so seised in London, after whose death the said Katherine entered into the said premises. While the said Katherine was so thereof seised the said Margaret married John Whitebrooke, gent., and they had issue the said Thomas Whitebrooke (named in the writ) and John Whitebrooke.

The said Margaret died 21 November, 22 Eliz. [1579], after her death the said remainder descended to the said Thomas Whitebrooke as her son and heir.

The said Thomas died within the age of 21, without issue of his body, during the lifetime of the said Katherine, after whose death the said remainder descended to the said John Whitebrooke, junior, as brother and next heir of the said Thomas.

The said Katherine died 12 August, 34 Eliz. [1592], and after her death all the said premises descended to the said John Whitebrooke, junior.

The capital messuage called the George in Lumbertstreet and the messuages lying on the west and east sides thereof are held of the Queen by fealty only in free burgage of the City of London and not in chief, and are worth per ann., clear, £8. The messuage called the Corner House, now the Sign of the Bell in Milkstreet is held in free burgage, and is worth per ann., clear, £4. The garden with the house thereupon built in the parish of St. Giles without Creplegate are held of the Queen by fealty only in free burgage and not in chief, and are worth per ann., clear, 26s. 8d.

Thomas Whitebrooke died 8 August, 29 Eliz. [1587], the said John Whitebrooke, junior, is his brother and next heir, and was then aged 13 years and 7 months.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 246, No. 126.

Hester Wotton.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 22 December, 39 Eliz. [1596], before Thomas Skynner, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Hester Wotton, late the wife of Edward Wotton, esq., now knight, by the oath of Thomas Sewell, William Crouch, Andrew Feilde, Robert Durant, Michael Crouche, Humphrey Hooper, Richard Mylles, Henry Best, John Adlyn, Edward Catcher, Henry Earsley, James Fell, Peter Noxon, Edward Pilsworthe, Hugh Ingram, Robert Saunders, Christopher Askwithe and William Harvie, who say that

Hester Wotton long before and at the time of her death was seised in her demesne as of fee-tail, viz. to her and the heirs of her body of 1 large messuage situate in the street called St. Mary at Axe, late in the parish of the Blessed Mary at Axe and now in the parish of St. Andrew Undershaft within the City of London, and 1 large garden thereto adjoining, which said messuage and garden were in the occupation of the said Edward Wotton at the time of the death of the said Hester; 1 other messuage and 1 cottage in the said street, and 1 garden thereto adjoining lying on the north part of the said large messuage; a certain parcel of land now being a garden and orchard, late in the said parish of St. Mary at Axe and now in that of St. Andrew Undershaft lying on the south part of the said large messuage, upon which said parcel of land, now a garden and orchard, 3 messuages with gardens and orchards, yards and wells belonging to the said messuages were situated, and were formerly in the tenure of Thomas Wittingham, citizen, barbersurgeon and surgeon of London, and are now in that of the said Edward Wotton, knight; also the house and site of the late abbey or monastery of Bella Landa alias Byland in Biland in co. York, now dissolved, and all the messuages, houses, granges, stables, barns, &c., &c., within the site and precinct of the said abbey; 1 water mill within the site of the said late monastery, and 1 small close of land to the said mill adjoining, containing by estimation 2½ a., and 1 dovecote being within the said close; 1 close of land called Backhowse garth, containing 3 a. to the said mill adjoining; 1 other close of land and pasture called Bailiff Ing. containing 2 a.; 1 close of land, meadow and pasture called Thabbott Ing, containing 3 a.; 1 close of land and pasture called Waitgarth, containing 2 a.; 1 close of land and pasture called Banke Ing, containing 4½ a.; 1 house or cottage called Caltarhouse and 2 closes of land thereto adjacent; 1 meadow called Caltarhowse Ing, containing 4 a.; 1 meadow called Appulgarth containing 4 a.; 1 orchard and 1 small close of land, closely adjoining the said orchard, containing 1 a.; 1 meadow called Hol Ing, containing 6 a.; 1 close of land or pasture called Horse londe, containing 3 a.; 1 meadow called Chappell garth containing 1½ a.; 1 close of land or pasture called Rede Myers containing 3 a.; 1 close of land and pasture called the Orchard, containing 8 a., adjoining the room which was late of the Abbot of the said monastery; 1 close of land called Southseller Ing, containing 2½ a.; 1 close of land called Smithie garth containing 1 a. in the parish of Cuckolde in the said county of York; 1 messuage called Newhowse in the said parish of Cuckolde, with all the orchards, gardens, curtilages, lands, waters, fishings, &c., in the said parish of Cuckolde or elsewhere to the said messuage in any way belonging; 1 close of land called Newlathfeild containing 40 a.; 1 meadow called Cloughkeldbuske containing 3 a.; 1 close of land and pasture called Conygarthfeld containing 20 a.; 1 close of pasture called Conygarth leez containing 10 a.; 1 close of land called Litlefeilde containing 4 a., 1 small close of waste land containing ½ a. to the said close called Litlefelde adjoining; 1 close of pasture called Render Close containing 5 a., and 1 close of land called Synkliffe close containing 1½ a. in the said parish of Cuckolde; 2 fishings in the rivers called Kilbourne River and Synkliffe River in the parish of Kilbourne and Cuckolde in the said county; 2 small messuages or cottages there and 1 small close of land thereto adjoining containing ½ a. of land in the said parishes; 1 close of land and pasture called Hogesons wiffes close containing 4 a.; 1 close of arable land called Tiler Marre containing 5 a.; 1 close of land called Olestedfeilde, containing 10 a. of land; 1 meadow called Helome Ing, containing 13 a.; 1 wood called Helome Hagge; 1 wood called Hoode Hagge; 1 wood called Lymekyln Hagge with the lands and grounds of the said woods in the said parish of Cuckolde; 1 close of pasture called Turnpyngstanke containing 1 a.; 1 meadow called Stanke containing 2 a.; 1 meadow called Thourneclose containing 3 a.; 1 wood called Thabbye Banke; 1 wood called Pipedale; 1 wood called Londe Banke; 1 wood called Duckedale; 1 wood called Kydderstie banke; 1 wood called Cheritree Slake; 1 wood called Esshet; 1 wood called Wane parke, 1 wood or le Skare, called great Burtostis; 1 small wood or le Hagge called Calff Parke; 1 other wood called Robinsons Hagge; 1 wood called Sproxton Hagge; and 1 large wood called le Parke with all the lands and grounds of the same lying in the said parish of Cuckolde; 1 meadow called Skymerlande, containing 3½ a.; 1 meadow called Benfelde containing 5 a.; 1 close of land called great Lawnde containing 11 a.; 1 meadow called le Holte containing 8 a.; 1 meadow called Walkemill damme containing 4 a.; all the wood called Westhagge containing 20 a.; and 1 wood called Came shed containing 4 a., together with all the lands and grounds of the said woods in the said parish of Cuckolde; also the grange and tenement called Newsted grange in the said parish of Kilbourne, with all the lands, tenements, meadows, &c., to the said grange belonging; 1 close of land called Calfe close containing 2 a.; 1 close of land and pasture called Mere close containing 40 a.; 1 close of land and pasture containing 5 a. at le Washinge Stane; 1 close of land called Litlefeilde containing 7 a., lying behind the house there; 1 close of land and pasture called Rigwey Ing containing 10 a.; and all that wood called Rigwey Hagge with the land and soil of the said wood in the said parish of Kilbourne; 1 close of land and pasture called Stothill containing 8 a.; 1 close of land and meadow called Hanerfelde containing 5 a.; and all that wood called Crackling with the land and soil of the said wood in the said parish of Kilbourne; 1 close of land lying under the barns there and 1 parcel of land thereto belonging, lying within the lane there, containing 4 a.; 1 meadow called Wasse Ing and 1 wood called Est Cawcardale in the said parish of Kilbourne; 1 tenement, 1 fulling mill and 1 close of land called Walkemill close; 1 close of land called Crackling Ing; 1 close of land called High close; 1 close of land called Tenter close; 1 close of land called Laning leading towards the said late monastery; 1 other close of land called Lane Ing leading towards Cracling close; and 2 small orchards and 1 small close of land called little Tenter close, formerly demised to Robert Roper and Agnes his wife in the said parish of Cuckolde; all that tenement or grange of Est cambe in the said parish of Kilbourne, with all the lands, tenements, meadows, &c., thereto belonging; 3 closes of arable land and 1 meadow called Northte Ing; and all the other closes of land and meadow called Snawe Ing, Lath garth, South Ing, Calff close, Bere (?) close, Stilerig Pipedale close and Abbey Banke, and all that le Hollin and common in Sneverstie, and all those closes of land lying within Thorpe and Willowes called Pill the waite Rigweye leez le Throughe Thorpe Stabling and Chafer close; 2 closes of land, meadow and pasture called lez . . . and 1 other close of land and pasture [called] Howethwaite Ing in the said parish of Kilbourne, formerly demised to James Foxe; all that grange or tenement called West cambe in Kilbourne, formerly demised to James Moysier, with all the lands, &c., therewith demised; all those closes of land called Litle Ing, Brode Ing and Dere bolte, 2 small closes of arable land parcel of Dere bolte, 1 other close of land called Tuppclose, 1 close of pasture called Bent close, 1 parcel of land called Smithie Grene in Cawkardale Hagges, and all that wood called Westcawkardale with the commons thereof in Kilbourne aforesaid; 1 messuage called Cowhowse situate in Oldstede in the said parish of Kilborne; 1 meadow called Barbourclosse, containing 3 a.; 1 meadow containing 4 a., lying near and before the gate of the said messuage called Cowhowse; 1 close of land and pasture called Collierhowse close containing 5 a.; and 1 other close of land and pasture called Higheclose, containing 3 a.; 4 a. of meadow in Helome Ing; 1 small le Hagge and the wood and pasture called Maltehowse Banke and 1 other close of pasture called Cowclosse; 1 small hill or piece of land and pasture called Skalehill; 1 close of pasture called Drape leez containing 20 a.; 1 close of pasture called Hagg leez, containing 10 a.; 1 wood called Middlebarghe containing 12 a., with the land and soil thereof, 3 a. of meadow called Helome Ing in Oldstede in Kilbourne aforesaid; all that messuage or grange called Oldstede, with the lands, &c, thereto belonging in Kilbourne aforesaid; 1 messuage called Whitestone Cote; 1 meadow lying next or near that messuage; 1 small close of land in the parish of Keyrbie in co. York; the 1st crop of 7 a. of meadow in Skaling Ing in the parish of Thirste in the said county belonging to the said tenement called Whitestone Cote; all that messuage called Old Byland Cote in the parish of Old Bylande in the said county; 1 close of land called Gylgarthes; 1 close of pasture called Lounne close; 1 close of land and meadow called Tuppinge, 1 close of land and pasture lying in 3 several parcels called Essheburie Closse and the 1st crop of 1½ a. of meadow within the close called Raines, and with pasture for 4 beasts, and all the common there in the said parish of Old Bilande, with all the lands, &c., to the said messuage called Old Bilande Cote belonging; all those woods and underwoods called Essheburie Hagges and Raines in the said parish of Old Bilande; all that messuage called Cornemill in the town of Old Bilande; 1 close of land and pasture called Curdall Inges; 1 messuage near the cemetery of Old Bilande together with 1 toft and 1 croft thereto adjoining; 1 close of land and meadow called Marie Ing; 1 close of land and meadow called Skawton Ing; 2 closes of land and pasture called leez Raynes; all that wood and woodland called le Raynes, and of land and wood called Kidbanke; all that wood called le Hagge, with the land and soil of the same; 1 half acre of meadow in Toune Inne (?) closes, and 1 parcel of meadow in Oxendale, in Old Bylande, together with pasture for 1 beast in the Ox pasture, and half 1 bovate of land in each field there, together with common of pasture to the said premises belonging, all those lands, meadows, woods, &c., formerly demised to Robert Powton being now or late in his tenure in the town of Old Bylande; 1 meadow called le fiftene acres lying in le Flatt in a certain field called le Estfeilde of Iselbecke in the parish of Thurkilbie (?); all those lands called le leez late in the tenure of William Fulthorpe in the parish of Thurkilbie aforesaid; the manor of Oswaldkirke in co. York; 12 messuages, 20 cottages, 3 tofts, 1 dovecote, 10 barns, 34 gardens, 10 orchards, 100 a. of land, 50 a. of meadow, 150 a. of pasture, 200 a. of wood, 200 a. of furze and heath and 10s. rent in Oswaldkirke and Stangrave; and common of pasture for all beasts there; 10 a. of land, and 8 a. of meadow in Stangrave; 2 messuages, 20 a. of land, 12 a. of meadow and 40 a. of pasture in Southbourne; and 1 cottage, 1 garden, and 8 a. of land and meadow in Bidlonne.

So seised, the said Hester had issue by the said Edward Wootton her husband, Pickeringe Wootton, Thomas Wootton and Philippa Wootton now the wife of Edward Bacon, esq., who still survive at London.

The large messuage and the large garden thereto adjoining lying in the street called St. Mary at Axe and now in the said parish of St. Andrew Undershaft are held of the Queen in chief, viz., by the 10th part of 1 knight's fee and by the yearly rent of 5s. 3d., and are worth per ann., clear, £4. The other messuage and 1 cottage and 1 garden in the said parish are held of the Queen in free burgage of the City of London, and are worth per ann., clear, 20s. The said parcel of land now an orchard and the 3 messuages thereupon built in the said parish are held of the Queen in free burgage of the City of London and are worth per ann., clear, 20s. The house and site of the said late Abbey or monastery of Bellalanda alias Bilande and all the said manors, granges, lands, woods, &c., in Cuckolde, Kilbourne, Kirbie, Thurske, Old Bilande and Thurkelbie are held of the Queen in chief by the service of the 10th part of a knight's fee, and paying yearly for the said house and site, the tenement called Newhowse, the grange, messuage and tenement of Estcambe and Westcambe, the grange called Oldestede Cote, the tenement called Cowhouse, and all the said messuages, lands, &c., in Cuckolde and Kilbourne 74s. 11d.; for the said tenement called Whitestone Cote and the said lands thereto belonging 2s.; for the messuage called Olde Bilande and the lands thereto belonging, and the wood called Assheburie Hagge 4s.; for the messuage called Cornemill and the lands thereto belonging and the wood called le Raines in Old Bilande 6s.; for the said meadow called leez fiftene acres, and le leez in Iselbecke in the said parish of Thurkilbie 4s. The said house and site of the said late abbey of Bella landa, and all the granges, messuages, lands, &c., in Cuckolde, Kilbourne, Kirbye, Thurske, Old Bilande and Thurkilbie are worth per ann., clear, £38. The manor of Oswalkirke, and the said 10 messuages, &c., in Oswaldkirke and Stangrave, the common of pasture for all beasts in Oswaldkirke and Blackmore and the advowson of the Church of Oswaldkirke are held of Edward Earl of Rutland by knight's service, and are worth per ann., clear, £13 6s. 8d. The 10 a. of land, &c., in Stangrave are held of the Queen as of her manor of Stangrave by fealty and rent, and are worth per ann., clear, 5s. The premises in Southbourne are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service and are worth per ann., clear, £3 7s. 8d.

Hester Woolton died 8 May, 34 Eliz.; the said Pickeringe Wootton is her son and next heir, and was then aged 9 years and more. Immediately after the death of the said Hester the said Edward Wootton entered into all the said premises and was thereof seised in his demesne as of free tenement for the term of his life by the "curtisie of Englande" and took and still takes the profits thereof: the said Edward still survives in London.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 248, No. 47.

Footnotes

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