Addenda

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1908

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'Addenda', Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the City of London: Part 3 (1908), pp. 318-348. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65910 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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ADDENDA TO THE PERIOD HENRY VII.—ELIZABETH.

Some of the following Inquisitions were not in their proper place when the general series was being done, but have since been found.

Elizabeth, wife of John Philpot, Knight.

2 February, 19 Hen. VII [1504].

Assignment of dower of Elizabeth who was the wife of John Philpot, knight, now deceased, who held of us in chief, of all the messuages, tenements and gardens which were of the said John formerly her husband within the City of London, and which by the death of the said John were taken into the King's hands by the Mayor and escheator of the said City: which said Mayor and escheator assigned to the said Elizabeth the 3rd part of 12 messuages, 20 tenements and 6 gardens within the said City: to hold to her yearly in allowance of all her dower happening to her out of all the said premises.

Chan. Inq. p. m, ser. 2, vol. 17, No. 103.

Thomas Cardinal of York.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall on Monday, viz., the 3rd day of July, 23 Hen. VIII [1531] before Thomas Pargettour, knight, Mayor of the City of London, John Aleyn, knight, and John Baker, by virtue of a commission to them and to William Walsyngham directed, to enquire of what manors, lordships, lands, possessions, rents, &c., &c., the most reverend Father Thomas late Legate of the Apostolic See, Cardinal of York and Archbishop and Primate of England was seised solely or with others on the 28th August, 15 Hen. VIII, or on the 2nd day of December in the same year, or at any time after the said 2nd day of December, in his demesne as of fee or in reversion, within the said City of London; on which said 2nd December the said Cardinal perpetrated divers contempts, trespasses and offences against the King, his crown and dignity contrary to the form of the Statute published in the parliament of King Richard the II. late King of England, held at Westminster in the 16th year of his reign, whereof the said Cardinal was rightly and justly convicted and condemned in the court of the lord the King, before the said King, by the oath of Henry Barnes, George Medley, Philip Yorke, John Gose, Roger Yong, John Shyrwyn, John Webbe, James Tornour, Robert Warde, John Baxster, Walter Astlyn and John Long who say that

The said Cardinal after the said 2nd day of December in the said 15th year, viz., on the 10th day of February, 17 Hen. VIII [1526], was seised in his demesne as of fee of 6 cottages lying together in a certain lane called Buntynges Aley alias Markes Aley in Woodstreet in the parish of St. Alphage in the ward of Creplegate, London; 1 messuage, 6 cottages and 6 gardens lying together in the lane called Bylleter Lane in the parish of St. Katherine Colman in the ward of Aldgate, London; and 5 messuages and 3 gardens, lying together in the parish of St. Gabriel Fanchurch Street, in the ward of Langborne in the said city: and so seised, enfeoffed thereof on the said 10th day of February the Dean and canons of the college of Thomas Wolsey Cardinal of York in the University of Oxford: to hold to them and their successors for ever; by virtue whereof the said Dean and canons were thereof and still are thereof seised in their demesne as of fee, and took the issues and profits thereof.

On the said 10th day of February the said Cardinal was seised in his demesne as of fee of 16s. of yearly rent issuing out of a certain messuage in the parish of St. Mary Colechurch in the ward of Westchepe in the said City of London; also of 5s. rent issuing out of a certain large garden in the parish of St. Gabriel Fanchurch street in the ward of Langborne; and so seised, by charter dated on the said 10th day of February granted the said rents to the said Dean and canons of the said College of Thomas Wolsey in Oxford: to hold to them and their successors for ever: by virtue whereof they were thereof seised in their demesne as of fee; and so seised, at the special request of the said Cardinal granted those rents to the Dean or master and cardinal of the College of St. Mary in Ipswich in co. Suffolk: to hold to them and their successors for ever: by virtue whereof they were thereof seised in their demesne as of fee and have taken the said rents up to this time.

All the said premises are worth per ann., clear, £32 3s. 0d.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 77, K. 2.

Thomas Kneseworth.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 10 July, 6 Hen. VIII [1514], before John Tate, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Thomas Kneseworth, by the oath of John Bristall, Robert Berdesley, Henry Northriche, Hugh Birde, William Molle, John Herdman, William Burton, John Hatton, Robert Ive, Edward Lighton, John Wellys and Robert Garlond who say that

Thomas Kneseworth was solely seised in his demesne as of fee in his own proper right of 1 messuage with a shop now in the tenure of John Merston, citizen and fishmonger of London; 1 other messuage in the which John Sampson, citizen and fishmonger of London, now dwells; and 1 tenement now in the tenure of William Yonger, citizen and fishmonger of London, lying together in the parish of St. Margaret in Briggestrete, in the ward of Briggestrete, London, viz., between the highway of Briggestrete, on the east, the lane called Croked Lane on the north, and the land late of Gregory Lovell, knight, now of John A. Park, mercer of London, on the west and south; 1 shop with sollars built thereupon on the west part of Briggestrete, now in the tenure of William Broune, in the parish of St. Magnus the Martyr in the said ward of Briggestrete, between the highway of Briggestrete on the east, the tavern called le Bell on the west, a shop belonging to the society of the mystery of the fishmongers of London on the north, and a shop belonging to Robert Turbervile, esq., now in the tenure of John Ideall on the south; 1 messuage called a "Kay" together with a wharf thereto annexed, formerly called Hatters Kaye and now called Kneseworth Kaye; 1 other messuage with a quay adjacent called le Crowne Kay now in the tenure of Richard Norres, with certain tenements lying between them, situate together in the parish of St. Dunstan in the East in the ward of the Tower of London, viz., between the highway there on the north, the water of the Thames on the south, the common lane adjoining the house called le Custume house on the east, and the tenements or lands which formerly were of John Shaa, knight, and now are in the possession of Edmund Denny, John Grene, gentleman, Christopher Grantham and Ralph Thomson, feoffees thereof seised in fee to fulfil the will of the said Thomas Kneseworth, on the west; 3 messuages being in the said parish of St. Dunstan opposite the said quay called Hatters Kay in the said ward of the Tower of London, viz., between the highway there on the south and east and the tenement belonging to the Church of St. Dunstan wherein William Gonson now dwells on the west, and a large messuage late of Robert Byfeld, now of William Compton, knight, on the north.

So seised, the said Thomas Kneseworth, by the name of Thomas Kneseworth, citizen, fishmonger and alderman of the City of London and freeman of the said City, by his will dated 13 April, 1513, gave all the said premises to the then warden of the art or mystery of the fishmongers of London and the commonalty thereof and their successors, to the intent that they and their successors for ever shall observe and perform the said will in all the articles thereof in the manner and form hereafter declared, viz., that the said warden and his successors with part of the rents and profits yearly forthcoming from the said premises shall henceforth for ever well and sufficiently repair and maintain the said messuages, &c, from time to time as often as it shall be necessary, and whenever the premises or any of them shall happen to be rebuilt, they shall rebuild them in such manner and form and extend them at such yearly value as the rents and profits yearly therefrom forthcoming shall extend to such sums of money as the same sums of money yearly shall attain for the payment of the legacies and ordinances of the said Thomas below declared, viz., the said warden and his successors shall from thenceforth for ever observe 2 solemn obits or anniversaries to be celebrated with note in the Chapel of the Blessed Mary at the Guildhall, London, where at present the body of the said Thomas lies buried, by the priests, clerks and boys of the said chapel, with dirge and mass, for the souls of the said Thomas and Elizabeth late his wife and their parents and benefactors, and for the souls of all the faithful deceased, the first obit to be celebrated on the third Sunday next after the day of Easter and the mass on the morrow, that is, on the Monday then next following, and the second to be celebrated on the second Sunday next after the feast of St. Michael the Archangel and the mass on the morrow. At each of the said 2 obits the said wardens shall find 2 wax-candles each weighing 8 lb. of wax burning about the tomb of the said Thomas, and they shall yearly for ever pay to each priest and clerk belonging to the said chapel and there dwelling and being present at each of the said obits 4d., and to each boy serving at the said chapel 2d.; and to the Mayor of the City of London coming there and making his oblation at the said mass 40d. and not otherwise, and to each of the 2 sheriffs of London under the same form 12d. and to the chamberlain of the said City 20d. and to the swordbearer 12d. and to 6 wardens of the said fishmongers 10s. between them, and to the clerks or beadles of the said fishmongers 4d. and the whole society of the fishmongers then being present shall have between them at each of the said obits every year out of the profits of the premises 20s. The said wardens and their successors shall then provide and ordain 4 honest chaplains, students in art or theology in the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge, who shall be poorly beneficed or who shall not have a sufficient exhibition to carry on their studies there, to celebrate and pray for ever there principally for the souls of the said Thomas and his said wife, their parents and benefactors and of all the faithful deceased; and the said wardens shall pay yearly to each of the said chaplains £4 sterling. And when it shall happen that any of the said chaplains die, or leave the said Universities or shall be promoted to a benefice or to a better or larger cell, then the said wardens and their successors shall within the space of 3 months provide other honest chaplains to celebrate as above; but if they should neglect so to do, then for each default they shall pay to the chamberlain of London 40s. in the name of penalty, whereof he shall keep 6s. 8d. for his own proper use, and shall give 3s. 4d. to the use of the under chamberlain of London, and shall distribute 10s. among the poor prisoners or fishmongers detained in the prisons of Ludgate and Newgate, and the 20s. the residue of the said 40s. shall be paid to the Chamber of the said City for the common use of the Mayor and citizens of the City of London. And the said Thomas Kneseworth further declared that the said wardens within 8 weeks after his death shall provide 13 persons, who shall be poor and honest men and women of good name and fame, being in poverty and misery, to pray for the souls above said, and shall pay to each of them 8d. each week, and 4 measures called "Goodes of Walsh Cloth" of any colour or of any other cloth which shall please the said wardens, not exceeding the price of 8d. for "le goode," and the said 4 poor people shall pray in the said chapel for the souls aforesaid. And the said Thomas willed that as far as possible the said wardens should choose the said 13 poor people out of the company of fishmongers. And the names of the said chaplains and poor people to be entered by the clerk of the fishmongers company in their books kept in their hall for that purpose and then the said chaplains and poor people to be presented at the Guildhall to the said chamberlain who shall then enter their names in his books, each poor person paying to the clerk 4d. and to the under-chamberlain 4d. and each chaplain paying to the said clerk 6d. and to the said under-chamberlain 6d.

The said Thomas also willed the said wardens to pay yearly to the prior and convent of Royston in co. Herts out of the issues of the said premises £4 sterling, to the intent that they shall find a fit canon of the same place to celebrate mass in the Church there at such altar as the said prior shall think most expedient, for the said souls, every day yearly from Easter Day up to the day of St. Michael before the hour of 6 in the morning; and that a clerk or minister there shall begin to ring the bell for that mass at 5 o'clock; and from the day of St. Michael until Easter he shall begin to ring the bell at 6 o'clock in the morning or before, and the said mass shall be finished before 7 o'clock in the morning. And the priest celebrating that mass every day shall take to his proper use each year for ever . . . parcel of the said £4, and the clerk ringing the bell for the said mass and ministering each day to the chaplain celebrating that mass, shall have each year for his stipend 6s. 8d. And the said prior and convent shall celebrate twice each year for ever, viz., on the day of St. Mary Magdalene with solemn ringing of bells for the souls aforesaid, dirge and mass, and there shall be distributed to them therefore 6s. 8d., and another service shall be held on the 10th day of January for 6s. 8d., the residue of the said £4. The said Thomas Kneseworth further declared that 40s. should be yearly for ever distributed amongst the prisoners at Newgate and Ludgate. The said will was proved before William Broun, Mayor, and the aldermen of the City of London at the Guildhall and enrolled in the Court of Hustings on Monday next after the feast of St. John ante Portam Latinam, 6 Hen. VIII., [1514].

All the said premises are held of the King in free burgage, and are worth per ann., clear, £82 15s. 8d.

Thomas Kneseworth died 26 June last past; John Kneseworth is his kinsman and next heir, vis., son of George Kneseworth late citizen and clothworker of London, brother of the said Thomas, and is aged 30 years and more.

After the death of the said Thomas, William Barde, Ralph Symondes, Thomas Ledale, John Boyse, Bartholomew Darby and Gregory Stott, then wardens of the said art or mystery, by virtue of the said legacy and last will were and still are seised of all the said premises in their demesne as of fee.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 29, No. 4.

Robert Bacon.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 17 March, 30 Hen. VIII [1539], before William Forman, knight, Mayor and escheator of the City of London, by the oath of Richard Close, Richard Madox, Patrick Cornysshe, Hugh Churche, Robert Wannesworth, Stephen . . ., . . . . . ., Nicholas Assheton, John Jakes, Thomas Hancok, Henry Nortryche, John Broun, . . ., Robert Reason (?) and William Bottesham, who say that

Robert Bacon was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage commonly called the Puter Pott, and 2 tenements thereto belonging, situate in the parish of St. Mildred within the said City; and so seised, by charter dated 12 April, 20 Hen. VIII [1529], enfeoffed thereof John Waylond and John Maior: to hold to them and their heirs for ever to the intent to fulfil this last will. They being so seised, the said Robert Bacon by his will dated 14 April, 1535, declared that the said John Waylond and John Maior should be seised of the said premises after the death of him, the said Robert Bacon to the use of Christopher Thybborn, and after his decease to the use of Alexander Thybborn, son and heir of the said Christopher, and his heirs for ever, and that the said Christopher should pay to John Bacon, son of the said Robert, 20s. sterling yearly during his life out of the profits of the said premises; and that after the death of the said Christopher the said Alexander should pay to the said John Bacon the said 20s. And both the said Christopher and Alexander shall keep an obit for the said Robert yearly in the Church of St. Dunstan in the West, London, the said Christopher during his life and the said Alexander and his heirs for ever.

The said premises are held of the King in free burgage by the service of 1d. per ann., and are worth per ann., clear, 26s. 8d.

Robert Bacon died 12 March, 27 Hen. VIII [1536].

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 60, No. 146.

Abbot of Kirkstede, co. Lincoln.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 28 July, 29 Hen. VIII [1537], before Ralph Waren, knight, Mayor and escheator, by virtue of his Office, by the oath of Robert Warter, Richard Madox, Patrick Cornysshe, Stephen Rolland, Robert Johnson, John Vernon, Richard Forde, John Ramsey, William Bulle, William Mosseman, William Heylyard, John Nicolson and John Goodlake, jurors charged to enquire for the lord the King, and having had verbal communication amongst themselves concerning the premises and being unable to agree upon a verdict pray for a respite and further day to consider their verdict, whereupon a day is given to them before the said escheator at the Guildhall up to Saturday the 4th day of August then next following, upon which day they came to the said Guildhall and said

That Richard Haryson late Abbot of the monastery of Kyrkestede in co. Lincoln and the convent of the same place long before the taking of this inquisition were seised in their demesne as of fee as in right of their said late monastery of the lands, tenements, rents, &c., &c., underwritten, viz., 1 brew-house called le Belle and 1 garden with divers implements and utensils to the said messuage belonging, specified in a schedule sewn to this inquisition, situate in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate in the suburbs of and in the ward of Aldrichegate, late let to farm by the said abbot and convent to Richard Lambe by indenture dated 23 May, 25 Hen. VIII [1533], for the term of 30 years then next following, paying therefore yearly to the said Abbot and his successors 100s.; 1 other messuage or inn with a garden called Came belles place in the said parish of St. Botolph, late in the tenure of Thomas Tomworthe, gentleman; 1 tenement with a garden adjoining lying in the same parish between the said brewhouse and garden called le Bell of the one part and the said messuage and garden late in the tenure of the said Thomas Thomworthe of the other part; 10 messuages and 10 gardens in the said parish called le Retten Rowe late let to farm by the said abbot and convent to William Goodwyn, mercer, by indenture dated 22 June, 20 Hen. VIII [1528], for the term of 60 years from the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist then next coming, paying therefore yearly 26s. 8d.; 1 messuage and 1 garden with an alley and 7 tenements in the said alley, formerly in the tenure of John Strode and late in that of John Estall, situate in the said parish, likewise let to farm to the said William Goodwyn by indenture dated 11 February, 21 Hen. VIII [1530], lor the term of 60 years from the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Mary the Virgin then next following, paying therefore yearly to the said abbot and convent 40s.; 1 messuage in the said parish called le hight howse, lately let to farm to Margaret Gustard, then a widow, by indenture dated 3 March, 17 Hen. VIII [1526], for the term of the life of the said Margaret, paying therefore yearly 1d. at the feast of St. Michael the Archangel: which said Margaret still survives in London and is the wife of Edward Smythe.

The said Abbot and convent were likewise seised of another alley and 13 small tenements thereto belonging in the said parish, not let to farm: which said alley and tenements with the reversion of the said messuage called le hight howse after the death of the said Margaret Gusterd the said Abbot and convent by deed dated 23 January, 25 Hen. VIII [1534], demised to Thomas Harslop, girdler, of Pynner to hold from the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Mary the Virgin up to the end of 30 years then next following, paying therefore yearly during the life of the said Margaret 60s., and after her death 5 marks.

The said Abbot and Convent were likewise seised of a certain yearly rent of 5s. issuing out of a stall which John Gubbun formerly held of Gilbert Goldsmith of London and Licoricia, his wife, in the parish of St. Nicholas at the Shambles of London, and of a yearly rent of 10s. issuing out of 2 stalls which Reginald Longeambe formerly held of the said Gilbert and Licoricia in the same parish, and of 10s. yearly rent issuing out of 2 stalls which John Crache formerly held of the said Gilbert and Licoricia in the said parish.

The said Abbot and convent being so seised, afterwards, viz., on the 6th day of March, 28 Hen. VIII [1537], before—knight, Lord Boroughe, knight,—Lord Clynton, Walter Luke, knight, William Par, knight, and others, at the castle of Lincoln was attainted of high treason for treasons perpetrated by him on the 2nd day of October, in the same year and on the 4th of October in the same year and on other days before and after, by pretext whereof the said Abbot forfeited all the said premises to the King and they are all now in the King's hands as forfeits.

All the said premises are held of the King in free burgage, and are worth per ann., clear, £14 8s. 5d.

The jurors say that yearly for ever there are issuing out of the said premises the yearly or quit rents underwritten, and that the premises are charged with them yearly for ever, viz., out of the said messuage and garden called le Bell 11s. of yearly and quit rent to the prior of the priory of St. John of Jerusalem in England, to be paid at the feast of St. Michael the Archangel only and out of the said tenements and gardens called le Rotten Rowe 4s. to be paid to the rector and wardens of the goods and ornaments of the Church of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate as by the charter of Ralph Radisperan citizen of London dated 1 March, 35 Edw. I. [1307], thereof made to God and the Blessed Mary and to all the saints and fabric of the said Church of St. Botolph it more fully appears; and out of the said messuage and garden called le Bell 3s. 4d. to be paid to the Master of the Hospital of St. Giles in the Fields near Charing Cross in co. Middlesex.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 82, No. 73.

Humphrey Abbott, Idiot.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall on the 24th day of October, 14 Eliz. [1572] before William Allen, knight, Mayor and escheator, to enquire as to the idiotcy of Humphrey Abbott, by the oath of John Haddon, Henry Sutton, John Wytton, John Noble [?], Robert Dyckenson, John Harrison, Adam Chaterton, Richard Adams, Edward Bowen, John Keblewhite, Thomas Pearson, John Jenninges, Robert Cryppes, Arthur Rainscrofte, Thomas Russell, Richard Smithe, Thomas Hackett, Henry Kynge, John Crouche, Anthony Barber, and Henry Rowsley [?] who say that

Humphrey Abbott has always been an idiot since his birth, so that he was not capable of governing himself or his lands, and is still an idiot, and does not enjoy lucid intervals. While in this state he has not alienated any lands or tenements.

George Baron, citizen and alderman of London, and George Bacon, gent., were seised in their demesne as of fee of 1 messuage late or formerly in the tenure of William Abbott and now in that of Elizabeth Abbott, widow, lying in the parish of St. Olave in Old Jewry in the City of London, formerly belonging to the last monastery of St. Bartholomew in West Smithfield, London, now dissolved, with all the houses, buildings, shops, &c., &c., thereto belonging; also of the reversion of the said messuage and other the premises; and of the rents and yearly profits reserved upon any demises or grants in any way made or reserved.

And the said George Baron and George Bacon so being thereof seised for a certain sum of money to them paid by William Abbott, citizen and latten founder of London, by their deed dated 19 June, 36 Hen. VIII [1544], granted all the said premises to the said William Abbott and Alice his wife, and to the said Humphrey son of the said William Abbot: to hold to the said William, Alice and Humphrey during their lives and the life of the longer liver of them, the remainder thereof to William Say of Ikenham in co. Middlesex, gent., and his heirs for ever, by pretext they were thereof seised in their demesne as of free tenement, with remainder as above.

The said William and Alice being so seised died long before the taking of this inquisition, after whose deaths the said Humphrey was and still is solely seised of the said messuage and other the premises in his demesne as of free tenement, by right of accruing, the remainder thereof after his death being to the said William Say and his heirs.

The said premises are held of the Queen by fealty only and not in chief, and are worth per ann., clear, 30s.

The jurors do not know who is the next heir of the said Humphrey.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 162, No. 181.

Thomas Leigh, Knight.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall before William Allen, knight, Mayor and escheator, 24 October, 14 Eliz. [1572] after the death of Thomas Leigh, knight, late Alderman of the City of London by the oath of . . . Henry Sutton, John Wytton, John Noble, Robert Dickenson, John Haryson, Adam Chaterton, Richard Adams, Edward Bowen, John Heblewhite, Thomas Peirson, John Jennins, Robert Crippes, Anthony Raynscrofte, Thomas Russell, Richard Smythe, Thomas . . ., Anthony Barber and Henry Rowsley, who say that

Thomas Leigh, knight, long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 capital messuage late in his own tenure, situate in Old Jewry in the ward of Colmanstrete, London; 2 other messuages there, now or late in the tenure of Roland Leigh, esq.; 2 other messuages there, now or late in the tenure of Mark Grymme; 2 other messuages there, now or late in the tenure of Thomas Nicols; a certain other capital messuage now in the tenure of Thomas Connye, citizen and mercer of the said City, lying in the parishes of St. Olave in Old Jewry and St. Stephen in Colmanstrete in the said ward of Colmanstrete; 1 other messuage next adjoining the said capital messuage in the tenure of the said Thomas Connye, now or late in the occupation of Nicholas Weiberd, situate in the said parish of St. Olave; 1 messuage, 20 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture and 12 acres of wood in Kilborne in co. Middlesex, now or late in the tenure of Richard Lee, yeoman; 1 messuage, . . . acres of meadow and 10 acres of pasture in Holloway in the parish of Islington in co. Middlesex, now or late in the tenure of John Kitchen, gent; 1 capital messuage in Stoneley [co. Warwick] late in the occupation of the said Thomas Leigh, knight, called Stoneley Hall alias Stoneley Abbey; 1 messuage in Stoneley called le Holme graunge, in the tenure of Thomas Harbert 1 water and grain mill lying near the said messuage called Stoneley Hall, late in the tenure of the said Thomas Leigh, knight, 1 fulling mill in Moneley, now or late in the occupation of Richard Worseley, near the said messuage called Stoneley Hall; 1 other fulling and water mill there in the tenure of James Howe, near Stoneley Hall; 1 other water and fulling mill there, in the occupation of Alexander Howe and Edward Aston, lying near the said messuage called Holme graunge; 500 acres of land, 80 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture and 300 acres of wood in Stoneley, lately purchased by the said Thomas Leigh and Rowland Hill, knight, of William Candyshe, esq., 12 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture and 6 acres of wood in Stoneley lately purchased by the said Thomas Leigh of Richard Bartie, esq., and the Lady Katherine Duchess of Suffolk his wife; the manor of Stareton in the said county of Warwick, 2 [?] messuages, 200 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 40 acres of pasture, 3 acres of wood, 6 acres of moor, 6 acres of furze and heath in Stareton in the parish of Stoneley in the said county, purchased by the said Sir Thomas Leigh of Samuel Marowe, esq.; the advowson of the parish church of Ashoe in the said county; 3 messuages, 3 cottages and 6 acres of pasture lately purchased by the said Sir Thomas of Thomas Parker late rector of the parish Church of Ashoe; the manor of Newnham alias Newnham Regis in the said county; and 11 messuages, 3 cottages, 200 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 5 acres of wood, 20 acres of moor, and 200 acres of furze and heath; the rectory of the parish Church of Newnham alias Newnham Regis; the tithes of grains and hay forthcoming in Newnham; the advowson of the vicarage of the parish Church of Newnham; the manor of Churche Lauford in the said county of Warwick; 10 messuages, 500 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 2 acres of wood, 20 acres of moor and 200 acres of furze and heath in Church Lauford; and the advowson of the parish Church of Church Lauford.

The said Sir Thomas Leigh and Dame Alice his wife were seised to them and the heirs of the said Thomas of 2 messuages, 6 cottages, 30 [?] acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture, 2 acres of wood and 40 acres of furze and heath in Wolston in the said county of Warwick; and the said Sir Thomas was seised in his demesne as of fee of 5 messuages, 2 cottages, 100 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture, 2 acres of wood and 10 acres of furze and heath in Newton in the said county of Warwick; the manor of Church Over alias Churche Waner in the said county, and the advowson of the parish Church of Church Over; the manor of Swinforde in Co. Leicester; the rectory of Swinforde in the said county; the advowson of the vicarage of the parish Church of Swynford; the lordships and manors of Longeborowe, Bledington, Cattelstropp, alias Addelstropp and Malgesbery in co. Glouc.; 200 messuages, 3,000 acres of land, 1,000 acres of meadow, 2,000 [?] acres of pasture, 60 acres of wood, 100 acres of moor and 100 acres of furze and heath in Longeborowe, Bledington, Cattelstropp and Malgesbery alias Mawgesbury.

So seised, the said Sir Thomas on the 14th day of February, 10 Eliz. [1568] in the said parish of St. Olave, London, delivered as his act to Thomas Leigh his 3rd son a certain deed of grant in these words: To all men to whom this present writing shall come, greeting. Know ye that I hereby grant that if Thomas Leigh my 3rd son shall be within the age of 21 at the time of my death he shall have a yearly rent of £20 issuing out of all my manors and lands in cos. Warwick and Leicester and the City of London: to hold until his full age of 21, if Dame Alice now my wife so long live sole and unmarried and shall not take any dower of any of my lands. I also give to my said son Thomas a yearly rent of £30 going out of all my said manors and lands: to hold from his said age of 21 for so long as the said Alice my wife shall live sole and unmarried, with power of distress; provided always that if the said Dame Alice marry again or take her dower out of any of my said lands, or if the said Alice or Thomas die, then the said yearly rents to cease and be of no effect.

On the same day and year the said Sir Thomas Leigh delivered as his deed to William Leigh his 4th son another deed of grant in these words: If William Leigh my 4th son be within the age of 21 at my death, then he shall have a yearly rent of £20 going out of all my manors and lands in the said counties of Warwick and Leicester and the City of London: to hold until his full age of 21 on like conditions [as above]; also a yearly rent of £30 after his said age of 21 [as above].

On the said day and year the said Sir Thomas delivered a like deed of grant to Isabella Leigh one of his daughters, as follows: I hereby give to Isabella my youngest daughter a yearly rent of £10 issuing out of my said manors and lands: to hold from my decease during such time as the said Dame Alice shall live sole and unmarried and shall not take any dower out of my lands, &c., with like conditions.

And the said Sir Thomas Leigh being so seised a certain indenture was made 20 March, 11 Eliz., in the said parish of St. Olave between the said Sir Thomas Leigh of the one part and William Cordell, knight, Master of the Rolls of the Court of Chancery, James Dyer, knight, Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench, John Southcote, one of the Justices of the Pleas, Thomas Bromeley, esq., then solicitor general, and Edward Baber of Lincoln's Inn in co. Middlesex, esq., as follows: This indenture made between the parties aforesaid witnesses that in consideration of the marriage had and solemnized between the said Sir Thomas Leigh and Alice now his wife for the assurance of certain manors, lands, tenements and hereditaments to the said Dame Alice for the payment of certain rents granted by the said Sir Thomas to Richard, Thomas and William, his younger sons and to Isabella his daughter, and not for the jointure of the said Dame Alice nor in recompence of her dower, and also for the better advancement and maintenance of the said Richard, Thomas and William, and also for the continuance of all the lands, &c., of the said Sir Thomas to his children and kindred in his name and blood for ever it is hereby agreed between the said parties that the said Sir Thomas Leigh before the feast of St. Michael next coming shall convey to the said Sir William Cordell and others above named a good and sure estate in fee simple of the lordships, manors, lands, &c. following, viz., of his messuage, tenement and farm in Kilborne in co. Middlesex, which Richard Lee now holds, and all the freehold lands, tenements, meadows, &c., &c., to the same belonging, and all the lands, tenements and hereditaments of the said Sir Thomas in Kilborne; his messuage and lands in Holloway in the parish of Islington in co. Middlesex which John Kitchen, gent., now holds; all the site of the late monastery of Stoneley in co. Warwick and all the demesne lands, meadows, &c., thereto belonging; the house and other buildings of the said Sir Thomas lately built in the place of the said site, with the gate house there, and the enclosed ground about the said house, and all other the lands, meadows, &c., of the said Sir Thomas in Stoneley and elsewhere in co. Warwick, which he lately purchased of William Candishe, esq., the 3 fulling mills in Stoneley which the said Sir Thomas lately purchased of Richard Bartie, esq., and the lady Katherine his wife Duchess of Suffolk; the manor of Stareton, in the parish of Stoneley, and all the messuages, lands, woods, fishings, &c., &c., in Stareton lately purchased of Samuel Marowe, esq.; the advowson and patronage of the Church of Ashoe in co. Warwick, and all the lands, &c., in Stareton and Ashoe lately purchased of — Parker late parson of Ashoe; the manor of Newnham alias Kings Newnham in co. Warwick and all the tithes thereof, and all the lands, &c., in Newnham; the manor of Church Lauford in co. Warwick; the advowson and patronage of the parish Church of Church Lauford, and all other the lands, &c., in Church Lauforde, the farm and farmhouse of Wolston in co. Warwick and all the lands, &c., thereto belonging; all the messuages, lands. &c., in Newton in co. Warwick; the manor of Church Waner alias Church Over in co. Warwick; the advowson and patronage of the parish Church of Church Waner; the manor of Swinforde in co. Leicester; the advowson of the parish Church of Swinford and all other the lands, &c., in Swinford, the great messuage and house lying in or near the Old Jury in the parishes of St. Olyve and St. Stephens in Colemanstrete in the City of London, wherein Thomas Conye, son-in-law of the said Sir Thomas Leigh now dwells; the tenement and house adjoining the said great messuage; the chief messuage and mansion house wherein the said Sir Thomas now dwells situate in or near the Old Jury, the six tenements lying near to or adjoining the said chief messuage lying in Old Jury; the lordships and manors of Longeborowe, Bledington, Catelsthropp alias Addlestropp and Malgesberie alias Mawgesberie in co. Glouc, and all other the messuages, mills, lands, &c. in co. Glouc. to the use of the said Sir Thomas Leigh for his life without impeachment of waste; and immediately after his death the said Sir William Cordell and others shall stand seised of all the said premises to the uses hereafter expressed, viz., of the lordships and manors of Stareton, Newnham, Church Lauford and Church Waner in co. Warwick, and of all the said messuages, lands, tithes, advowsons, &c., in Stoneley, Stareton, Ashoe, Newnham, Church Lauford, Wolston, Newton and Church Waner or elsewhere in co. Warwick, the messuages, farms, &c., in Kilborne the premises in London and the manor of Swinforde and other the premises there—to the use of the said Dame Alice for the term of her life, if she so long live sole and unmarried, towards the payment of certain rents granted by the said Sir Thomas to the said Richard, Thomas and William his younger sons and to Isabella his daughter, provided always that if the said Dame Alice at any time after the death of the said Sir Thomas take or recover her dower of any of his lands that then the said use so limited to her shall cease and be void; and immediately after the death or marriage of the said Dame Alice or from the time that she shall receive any dower of any of the said premises the said feoffees shall stand seised of the said premises in Kylborne and Holloway and of the reversions of such parcels thereof as shall then be in lease to the use of the said Richard Leigh for his life without impeachment of any waste, and after his decease to the use of the first to the tenth sons of the body of the said Richard and of the respective heirs of their respective bodies lawfully begotten; for default, to the use of every such person as at any time hereafter shall be heir male of the said Richard of the body of the said Richard lawfully to be begotten and of the heirs of the body of every such person; for default, if the said Richard Leigh die leaving his wife with child, then to the use of such wife until the said child (if a man child) or children (if men children) be born, and afterwards to the use of such child or children and the heirs of their bodies; for default, to the use of the daughters or other persons who shall be heirs of the said Richard and their heirs; for default, and if the said Richard leave his wife with child of a woman child, then to the use of his said wife until such woman child shall be born, and afterwards to the use of such child and the heirs of the body of such child; for default of such child and of any such heir, to the use of the said Thomas Leigh son of the said Sir Thomas for the term of his life; after his decease, then successively in tail male to the use of his 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th sons, with further remainders as above; for default, to the use of the said William Leigh for term of his life; and after his decease to the use successively in tail of his 1st to his 4th sons, with remainders as above; for default, to the use of Rowland Leigh son and heir apparent of the said Sir Thomas for term of his life without impeachment of waste; after his decease to the use successively in tail male of his 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th sons, with remainders as above; for default, to the use of all the daughters of the said Sir Thomas and of the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten; and lastly for default, to the use of Edward Leigh of Shawell in co. Leicester, esq., cousin of the said Sir Thomas and of his heirs for ever.

Immediately after the death or marriage of the same Dame Alice the said feoffees shall stand seised of the said site of the said late monastery of Stoneley and of all other the premises in Stoneley, the manor of Stareton, the premises purchased of Samuel Marowe, the advowson of the parish Church of Ashoe and other the premises in Stareton and Ashoe to the use of the said Thomas Leigh the son for his life, with remainder successively in tail male to his 1st to his 10th son, with other remainders as above; for default, to the use of the said William Leigh, with remainders as above; for default, to the use of the said Rowland Leigh for his life, with remainders as above; for default, to the use of all the daughters of the said Sir Thomas and of the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten, for default, to the use of the said Edward Leigh, and of the right heirs of the same . . . for ever.

And after the death or marriage of the said Dame Alice the same feoffees shall stand seised of the said manors of Newnham alias King's Newnham, Church Waner alias Church Over and Church Lauford, the tithes of the said manor of Newnham, the advowsons of the parish Churches of Lawford and Church Waner, and all other the premises in Newnham, Church Waner, Lawford, Wolston and Newton, the manor of Swinforde the tithes of the said manor, the advowson of the vicarage of the parish Church of Swinford and all other the premises in Swinford —to the use of the said William Leigh for his life, with remainders as above; for default of such heirs, to the use of the said Thomas Leigh the son for term of his life, with remainders as above; for default, to the use of the said Rowland Leigh for term of his life; for default, to the use of all the daughters of the said Sir Thomas Leigh and of the heirs of their bodies; and lastly for default, to the use of the said Edward Leigh and his right heirs for ever.

In like manner the said feoffees shall stand seised of the said great messuage and house in the old Jury now in the occupation of the said Thomas Conye and of the tenement thereto adjoining to the use of Alice Conye wife of the said Thomas Conye and one of the daughters of the said Sir Thomas Leigh and of the heirs of her body; for default, to the use of Katherine Baber wife of the said Edward Baber, another of the daughters of the said Sir Thomas and of Wenefride Bonde wife of George Bond another of the daughters of the said Sir Thomas Leigh, and of Isabell Leigh also daughter of the said Sir Thomas, and of the heirs of their bodies, for default, to the use of the heirs of the body of the said Sir Thomas; and for default, to the use of the said Edward Leigh and of his right heirs for ever.

In like manner the said feoffees shall be seised of the said great messuage and house in the Old Jury wherein the said Sir Thomas Leigh then dwelt, and the 6 tenements thereto adjoining to the use of the said Isabell Leigh and of the heirs of her body; for default, then to the use successively of the said Alice Conye, Katheren Baker, Wenefride Bonde, and the heirs of their bodies, the heirs of the body of the said Sir Thomas and the said Edward Leigh and his heirs for ever.

Also of the manors of Longeborow, Bledington, Cattelstropp and Malgesbery in co. Glouc. and all other the premises there to the use of the said Rowland Leigh for term of his life, for the full 3rd part of all the manors, lands, &c., of the said Sir Thomas Leigh, to the intent that the said Rowland may out of the rents and profits thereof answer to the Queen for so much money as shall amount to 1 year's value of the said 3rd part, with remainders to his sons and others as above; for default, to the use of the said Thomas Leigh the son for term of his life, with remainders as above; for default, to the use of the said William Leigh for term of his life, with remainders as above; for default, to the use of all the daughters of the said Sir Thomas and the heirs of their bodies; and for default, to the use of the said Edward Leigh and his heirs for ever. Provided always that if the said Rowland, Richard, Thomas and William shall at any time sell, alienate or exchange any of the said lands so limited to them by these presents, then the uses and estates so made to them shall utterly determine and cease; and provided also that it shall be lawful for the said Sir Thomas at any time by his writing by him sealed and subscribed to alter, determine or enlarge any of the said uses and estates herein comprised.

And it is further agreed between the parties hereto that if the said Sir Thomas at any time do tender and pay to the "Lorde Maier" of the City of London 20s. for the relief of the poor children of Christ's Hospital in the said City, then the said uses, limitations and provisoes herein limited and appointed shall utterly cease and be void, and the said Sir Thomas shall stand seised of all the said lordships, manors, lands, &c., to the use of him the said Sir Thomas and his heirs for ever.

In witness whereof, &c.

By pretext of which said indenture and by force of the Statute of Uses the said Sir Thomas Leigh was seised of all the said premises in his demesne as of free tenement, with remainders as above.

And he being so seised another indenture was made on the 12th day of November, 13 Eliz. [1571] in the said parish of St. Olave between the said Sir Thomas of the one part and Edward Baber, of Lincoln's Inn in co. Midd., esq., Thomas Conye, citizen and mercer of London, and George Bonde, citizen and haberdasher of London on the other part, as follows [here given in English]: this indenture witnesses that the said Sir Thomas has demised and to farm let to the said Edward Baber, Thomas Connye, and George Bonde all those his lordships and manors of Longeborowe, Mawgesbury, Bledington and Catelstropp and all other his premises in co. Glouc.: to hold from the time of the death of the said Sir Thomas for the term of 80 years, they paying therefor yearly £156 12s. 10d. and covenanting to well and sufficiently repair and maintain the said premises as well in "housing as in hedging, ditching and fensing" when need shall require, for the doing whereof the said Sir Thomas hereby grants to the said Edward, Thomas and George that they may have on the premises sufficient "housebote, hedgebote, fyrebote, ploughebote, cartebote, foldebote, heibote and gatebote to be spentt" upon the premises and not elsewhere; provided always that if Rouland Leigh son and heir apparent of the said Sir Thomas die leaving an heir male aged 21 years, or if after the death of the said Rouland any heir male of his body come to the said full age, or if the said Rowland die leaving no heir male of his body either in esse or unborn—then this present lease shall cease and be utterly void.

Long before the death of the said Sir Thomas Leigh a certain Roland Hill, knight, late alderman of the City of London was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage situate in "le Poultrie" in the ward of Chepe in the said City of London, now in the tenure of Roger Farthing, and of 1 other messuage there now in the tenure of Richard Taileforde, and so being thereof seised on the last day of August, 2 Eliz. [1560], he enfeoffed thereof the said Sir Thomas Leigh and Alice his wife: to hold to them and their heirs for ever; by pretext whereof they were thereof seised in their demesne as of fee; and being so seised the said Sir Thomas died and the said Alice survived him and was and still is thereof seised by right of accruing.

The said Sir Thomas Leigh long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of the lordships and manors of South Litleton, North Litleton and Middle Littelton in co. Worcester and of 30 messuages, 3 cottages, 1,000 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 2 acres of wood, 4 acres of marsh and 3 acres of furze and heath in South, North and Middle Littleton, Elmelode and Hethend in the said county; 2 messuages, 4 cottages, 24 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture and 1 acre of wood in Hogston in co. Middx; and 20 acres of pasture called the Spittell fieldes in Ilington in the said county, and so seised an indenture was made on the 4th day of January, 11 Eliz. [1569], in the said parish of St. Olave, between the said Sir Thomas of the one part, and Robert Christopher of the said City, gent., and Thomas Dunton of Stoneley in co. Warwick, yeoman, of the other part, as follows: [here given in English], this indenture witnesses that the said Sir Thomas in consideration of the marriage between him and Dame Alice his wife, and for the better maintenance of the said Alice if she should survive him, and to the end that she should be the better able to help and comfort their children, and upon special trust that she will assure the inheritance of the said manors, lands, &c., to some of their children and to such of his kinsfolk as he shall appoint—covenants that he will be seised of the lordships and manors of South Litleton, North Litleton and Middle Litleton and of all other his lands, &c., in co. Worcester; his capital messuage and chief mansion house in Hogeston in co. Middx, now in his own tenure, and all the houses, barns, yards, &c., to the said capital messuage belonging; 1 garden, 1 orchard and 1 little close called the Pingle in Hogeston thereto also belonging; the messuage and farm house in Hogeston wherein Thomas Castor, deceased, lately dwelt, now in the occupation of Richard Comforte, and all the houses, gardens, &c, thereto belonging; and 2 closes of ground commonly called the Spittell fieldes lying in the parish of Yslington in co. Middx, late in the tenure of the said Thomas Caster, to the use of the said Sir Thomas Leigh and Dame Alice his wife and their heirs for ever; provided always that if the said Sir Thomas should make any demise, lease or grant of the said premises to any persons for term of life, lives or years, then the said Sir Thomas shall stand seised of such of the premises whereof any such demise or lease shall be made to the use of the same persons to whom such grants or leases shall be made, with other provisoes as aboveBy pretext whereof and by force of the Statute of Uses the said Sir Thomas and Dame Alice were seised of the said manors, lands, &c., in their demesne as of fee; and being so seised the said Sir Thomas died and the said Dame Alice survived him and is still thereof seised by right of accruing.

The said Sir Thomas was likewise seised in his demesne as of fee of the lordship and manor of Lekewotton alias Crossegraunge in co. Warwick, and the messuage and grange of Lekewotton, formerly parcel of the possessions of the late monastery of Kenylworthe alias Killingworthe in the said county; and all the tithes of grain and hay yearly growing in the towns and fields of Lekewotton, Hillwotten and Woodecote in the said county; the advowson and right of patronage of the vicarage of Lekewotton; 20 acres of pasture and 20 acres of wood called Thickethorne in Ashoe and Killingworthe in the said county; 2 acres of pasture and 2 acres of wood called Grenegrove in Lekewotten in the said county; 6 messuages, 100 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 2 acres of wood and 100 acres of furze and heath in Rookebie and Thurlaston in the said county, late parcel of the possessions of the late monastery of Pipwell in co. Northampton; all the tithes of grain and hay yearly renewing in Thurlaston; 1 manor in Dunchurch and Thurlaston in the said county, late parcel of the possessions of the said late monastery of Pipwell; 1 windmill in Dunchurch, and 30 messuages, 6 cottages, 500 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 5 acres of wood, and 40 acres of furze and heath there; 1 messuage and 1 virgate of land and meadow in Tofte within the parish of Dunchurch, late in the tenure of James Warde and purchased by the said Sir Thomas from the said James Warde; 1 other messuage and 1 virgate of land in Thurlaston, now or late in the occupation of William Montgomerie and lately purchased by the said Sir Thomas of the said James Warde; and 1 messuage and 1 cottage in the vill and fields of Dunchurch late in the tenure of Edward Corbett and Thomas Kennall and purchased by the said Sir Thomas of Thomas Tyrrie, yeoman.

The said Sir Thomas and Dame Alice were seised of another manor in Dunchurch, formerly parcel of the possessions of — Fytzgarrett, viz., to them and the heirs of the said Sir Thomas.

They being so seised, an indenture was made 4 May, 11 Eliz. [1569], between the said Sir Thomas of the one part and William Garrott, knight, late alderman of the said City of London, and Robert Tyrwhite, knight, of the other part as follows [here given in English]: this indenture witnesses that the said Sir Thomas in consideration of his said marriage and upon special trust that the said Dame Alice will assure part of the manors, lands, &c., herein expressed to such of their children as he shall appoint and the residue to the foundation and maintenance of an almshouse in such form as the said Sir Thomas in his lifetime or by his last will shall limit, covenants that he will be seised of all the premises last above recited to the use of himself, Dame Alice his wife and their heirs for ever, with provisoes as above. By pretext whereof and by force of the Statute of Uses the said Sir Thomas and Dame Alice were thereof seised in their demesne as of fee, and after the death of the said Sir Thomas, who died thereof seised, the said Dame Alice was and still is thereof seised.

Long before the death of the said Sir Thomas the Master, wardens and commonalty of the mystery of "lez Clothe" workers of the said City of London by deed dated in the parish of St. Dunstan in the east in the ward of the Tower on the last day of June, 27 Hen. VIII [1535], granted to Rouland Hill, knight, and Alice his wife a certain yearly rent of 20s. to be taken out of all their manors, lands and tenements within the said City or the kingdom of England; to hold to them and the heirs of the said Alice for ever, with power of distress in default of payment; by pretext whereof the said Rouland Hill and Alice were seized of the said yearly rent.

And they being so thereof seised by deed dated 4 July, 34 Hen. VIII [1542], granted the same to Edward, Ralph and James Barker and their heirs for ever to the use of the said Rouland Hill and Alice his wife, and after their decease, to the use of the said Thomas Leigh, knight, and Alice his wife, by the names of Thomas Leigh, mercer, and Alice his wife; after their decease, to the use of Mary Leigh, now the wife of Michael Cobbe, gent., daughter of the said Sir Thomas and Alice, and the heirs of her body; for default, to the use of Alice Leigh now the wife of Thomas Connye, citizen and mercer of London, daughter of the said Sir Thomas and Alice, and the heirs of her body; and for default, to the use of Katherine Leigh, now the wife of Edward Baber, daughter of the said Sir Thomas and Alice, and her heirs for ever. Whereupon the said Master, wardens and commonalty being tenants of their said manors, messuages and lands as of free tenement agreed with the said grant of the said Rowland Hill and Alice and attorned themselves, by pretext whereof and by force of the Statute of Uses the said Rowland and Alice were seised of the said yearly rent of 20s. in their demesne as of free tenement for the term of their lives, with remainders as above. And after the decease of the said Rouland and Alice the said Sir Thomas Leigh and Alice his wife were seised of the said yearly rent, and the said Sir Thomas died thereof seised, and the said Alice survived him and is still thereof seised for her life.

Long before the death of the said Sir Thomas Leigh Queen Elizabeth by Letters Patent dated at Westminster, 26 January, in the 4th year of her reign [1562] of her special grace granted to the said Sir Thomas and Alice his wife a yearly rent of 14s., to be paid yearly for the grange of Stoneley and other hereditaments specified in the said Letters Patent, and the yearly rent of 43s. 4d. yearly to be paid for the site of the said late monastery of Stoneley and other hereditaments therein specified, and a yearly rent of 51s. 10d. and the service issuing out of certain mills and other hereditaments therein specified, and all those manors of Stoneley and Ashoe in co. Warwick to the said late monastery formerly belonging, and all that parcel of land in Stoneley called "le Ile de Wighte," lying there under lez Eachells parcel of the manor of Stoneley; also a pond [stagnum] with the fishery therein, and the fishery in same pond next Gatellbridge within the lordship of Stoneley, also the pond called Cryfelddamme in Stoneley, to the said late monastery belonging, then in the several tenures of Humphrey Reynoldes and Richard Andrewes, those 2 cottages now in ruins lying together in Stoneley near the garden of the said Richard Androwes there, and all the orchard to the said cottages belonging, now or late in the tenure of the said Humphrey Reynoldes and Richard Androwes, all that plot called Grene poole waste, the plot called Daylemore, and all the lands, tenements, meadows, &c., called Grene poole waste and Daylemore, or with the same heretofore demised or occupied, situate in the vills, fields and hamlets of Kingeshill and Stonely, now or late in the tenures of Richard Hill and John Hill, to the said late monastery of Stoneley formerly belonging, all that water and water course of Aven and Ashoe in co. Warwick, then or late in the tenure of John Power, to the said late monastery formerly belonging, also all those lands, meadows, feedings, &c., called Cookes ground, Blackewalls close, Mounkes and Stridinges and all other the lands in Ashoe then or late in the tenure of . . . to the said late monastery belonging, the rectory of Stoneley with all its rights, members and appurtenances to the said late monastery sometime appertaining, and all the tithes of corn, sheaves, grain and hay and other tithes whatsoever, and all houses, barns, stables, dovecotes, lands, woods, &c., in Stoneley or elsewhere in co. Warwick to the said rectory belonging; also all the messuages, lands, &c., in Stoneley and Ashoe, then or late in the tenure of Humphrey . . . to the late monastery of Kenilworth sometime belonging, and all the messuages, granges, mills, houses, barns, stables, dovecotes, lands, fisheries, woods, waters, &c., by the said Letters Patent granted, also courts leet, views of frankpledge, assize of bread, wine and ale, goods and chattels waived, estrays, goods and chattels of felons, &c., farms, fee-farms and annuities, knights fees, wards, marriages, &c., &c., in Stoneley, Kingshill and Ashoe, as fully and wholly as any abbots or priors of the said late monastery had, held and enjoyed the same, and as fully as the same came to the hands of the Crown, of pretext of dissolution or otherwise; also all woods, underwoods and trees growing upon the premises and all the land, ground and soil of the said woods and trees, and the reversion of all the premises, also all the rents and yearly profits reserved upon any demises of the premises, except nevertheless and always reserved to the said Queen and her heirs all the bells and lead being upon the premises, except lead gutters and the lead in the windows, and also except the advowsons of the rectories or vicarages [?] belonging to the premises: To hold, except as before excepted, to the said Sir Thomas Leigh and Alice his wife and their heirs for ever, to hold the said lordship and manor of Stoneley of the Queen and her heirs in chief by the service of the 20th part of a knight's fee, and all other the premises of the Queen and her heirs as of her manor of East Greenwich in co. Kent by fealty only in free and common socage and not in chief: by pretext of which said Letters Patent the said Sir Thomas Leigh were seised of the said premises in their demesne as of fee; and so seised, the said Sir Thomas died and the said Alice survived him and is still thereof seised.

Long before the death of the said Sir Thomas Leigh, Thomas Wightman and Elizabeth his wife were seised in their demesne as of fee of the manors of Lawford, Newbold and Collesford in co. Warwick, and of 10 messuages, 6 barns, 1 windmill, 10 orchards, 10 gardens, 200 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture, 100 acres of furze and heath and 5s. rent in Lauford alias Churchelauford, Lauford Longa, Collesford and Newbold; and so seised, they on the 10th day of February, 4 Eliz. enfeoffed thereof the said Sir Thomas Leigh and Alice his wife: To hold to them and their heirs for ever: by pretext whereof the said Sir Thomas and Alice were thereof seised and the said Sir Thomas having died the said Alice is still thereof seised.

Before the death of the said Sir Thomas, William Humberston, gent., was seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor of Flechamstead in co. Warwick, and of 7 messuages, 2 watermills, 200 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 500 acres of pasture, 400 acres of wood and 20s. rent in Flechampstead and Stoneley, and of the chapel of Flechampstead, and so seised, on the 27th day of October, 6 Eliz., enfeoffed thereof the said Sir Thomas Leigh and Alice his wife: To hold to them and their heirs for ever, by pretext whereof the said Sir Thomas and Alice were thereof seised in their demesne as of fee, and after the death of the said Sir Thomas the said Alice was and still is thereof seised.

And long before the death of the said Sir Thomas Leigh a certain Anthony Throckemerton, citizen and mercer of London, was seised in his demesne as of fee of all the grange of Mylborne in co. Warwick and of 1 water mill, 1 messuage, 200 acres of land, . . . acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 40 acres of wood, 100 acres of furse and heath, 60 acres of moor and common of pasture for 360 sheep in Stoneley heath in Stoneley and Mylborne; and so seised, by deed dated at London in the said parish of St. Olave, 21 May, 7 Eliz. [1565] for the sum of £550 to him in hand paid by the said Sir Thomas Leigh sold all the said premises to the said Sir Thomas and Alice his wife: to hold to them and their heirs for ever, by pretext whereof and by force of the Statute of Uses the said Sir Thomas and Alice were thereof seised in their demesne as of fee, and after the death of the said Sir Thomas the said Alice was solely seised thereof.

A certain Humphrey Shelton, gent., and Edmund Hunte were long before the death of the said Sir Thomas seised to them and the heirs of the said Humphrey of 8 messuages, 2 cottages, 200 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture, 6 acres of wood, 10 acres of moor, 10 acres of furze and heath and £ and 19d. of rent in Canley, Hurste, Westwoode and Cryfeld in the parish of Stoneley; and so seised, by deed dated 7 August, 5 Eliz. [1563], for a certain sum of money to them in hand paid by the said Sir Thomas Leigh, granted all the said premises to him and to Alice his wife: to hold to them and their heirs for ever: to which said grant those tenants of the lands and tenements out of which those rents issued attorned themselves and agreed therewith: by virtue whereof the said Sir Thomas and Alice were thereof seised in their demesne as of fee, and after the death of the said Sir Thomas the said Alice was and still is thereof seised.

The jurors say also that long before the death of the said Sir Thomas, Roger Knolles, gent., and Richard Knolles his son and heir apparent were seised to them and the heirs of the said Richard of 2 messuages, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, . . . acres of land, 20 acres of pasture, 3 acres of wood and 20 acres of furze and heath in Dunchurche, Tofte and Thurlaston in co. Warwick late in the several tenures of Edmund Carter, husbandman, and John Barnacle; and so seised, by deed dated 17 July, 12 Eliz. [1570], for £100 to them in hand paid, bargained and sold the same to the said Sir Thomas Leigh and Alice his wife and their heirs for ever, by pretext whereof they were thereof seised in their demesne as of fee.

Roger Barker, Clerk, and Richard Holland were seised in their demesne as of fee, long before the death of the said Sir Thomas of 4 messuages, 1 windmill, 1 water and fulling mill, 600 acres of land, 50 acres of meadow, and 300 acres of pasture in Stoneley late of Robert Carter; and so seised, enfeoffed thereof the said Sir Thomas Leigh and Alice: to hold to them and their heirs for ever who by pretext thereof were thereof seised in their demesne as of fee.

The capital messuage late in the proper tenure of the said Sir Thomas, situate in Old Jewry in the said ward of Colmanstrete, the 2 messuages now or late in the occupation of the said Rowland Leigh, 2 messuages now or late in the tenure of Mark Grymme and the 2 messuages in the tenure of Thomas Nicolls are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, and are worth per ann., clear, £19. The capital messuage now or late in the tenure of Thomas Connye, and the messuage thereto adjoining are held in free burgage of the City of London and are worth per ann., clear, £10. Of whom the messuage and land in Kilborne are held the jurors know not: they are worth per ann., clear, £7. Of whom or by what service the premises in Hollowey are held the jurors know not: they are worth per ann., clear, £5. The capital messuage in Stoneley called Stoneley Hall or Abbey, the messuage called Holme grange, the water grain mill lying near Stoneley Hall, the water fulling mill in Stoneley in the tenure of Richard Worseley, the water fulling mill there in the tenure of James Howe, the water and fulling mill there in the occupation of Alexander Howe and Edward Aston, the tenement there lately purchased of William Candishe, esq., and the tenements there lately purchased of the said Richard Bartye, esq., and the Lady Katherine Duchess of Suffolk his wife are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, and are worth per ann., clear, £34 16s. 8d. The manor of Stareton and the tenements there, purchased of Samuel Marowe, esq., are worth per ann., clear, £8, but of whom they are held is not known. The advowson of the parish Church of Asho and the tenements there purchased of Thomas Parker late rector there are held of the Queen as of her manor of East Greenwich in co. Kent in free socage and not in chief, and are worth per ann., clear, 21s. 4d. The manor of Newnham alias Newnham Regis and other the premises there are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, and are worth per ann., clear, £38 18s. 3d. Of whom or by what service the manors of Church Lauford, Church Over alias Church Waver and Swynford and other the premises there and in Wolston are held the jurors know not: they are worth per ann., clear, £57 12s. 9d. The manor of Longeborowe and other the premises there are held of the Queen in chief . . . and are worth per ann., clear, £14 12s. 10d. The lordships and manors of Bledington, Cattilsthropp alias Addelstropp and Maugesbery and other the premises there are worth per ann., clear, . . ., but of whom they are held the jurors do not know. The lordships and manors of Southlitleton, Northelitleton, and Middle Litleton are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service and are worth per ann., clear, £42 12s. 8d. Of whom the tenements in Hogeston and the tenement called the Spittell Feildes in Islington are held the jurors know not: they are worth per ann., clear, £23 6s. 8d. Of whom the lordship and manor of Lekewotton alias Crossegrange, the tithes and other the premises in Lekewotton Hill, Wotton and Woodecote, the advowson of the vicarage of Lekewotton and the tenements called Thicthorne and Grenegrove is not known: they are worth per ann., clear, £16 14s. 10d. Of whom or by what service the manor of Dunchurch and other the premises in Rugbie, Thurlaston, and Dunchurch are held the jurors know not: they are worth per ann., clear, £30 13s. 6½d. Of whom the rent charge of 20s. is held the jurors do not know: it is worth per ann., clear, 20s. The manors of Stoneley and Ashoe and other the premises granted by the said Letters Patent are held of the Queen in the manner and form therein specified, and are worth per ann., clear, . . . (fn. 1) Of whom the manors of Lauford, Newbolde and Colleford and other the premises there are held is not known: they are worth per ann., clear, £8 0s. 8d. The manor of Flechhampsteed and other the premises there and in Stoneley lately purchased by the said Sir Thomas Leigh and Alice his wife of the said William Humberstone are held of the Queen . . . by knight's service and are worth per ann., clear, £7. Of whom the grange of Milborne and other the premises in Stoneley and Mylborne lately purchased of the said Anthony Thockemerton are held is not known: they are worth per ann., clear, £15. The premises in Cunley, Hurste, Westwoode and Cryfeld 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, £17 15s. 7d. Of whom the . . . are held is not known; they are worth per ann., clear, £15.

Sir Thomas Leigh died 17 November, 14 Eliz. [1571], Roul and Leigh is his son and next heir, and was aged 31 years on the 6th day of March now last past.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 161, No. 91.

Elizabeth Allen, widow, lunatic.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 23 November, 31 Eliz. [1588], before William Necton, gent., feodary of the said City and Thomas Stampe, gent., by virtue of a writ to enquire as to the lunacy of Elizabeth Allen, widow, late the wife of Christopher Allen, deceased, to them and to Rowland Heyward, knight, Francis Stonard, esq., Francis Plowden, esq., James Lea, gent., and James Smyth, gent., directed, by the oath of Robert Dickinson, Thomas Russell, Roger Holle, William Harvye, John Bonde, John Stevens, William Crowche, William Povey, George Robartes, Thomas Wigges, Hugh Ingram, James Robynson, John Dixon, and Robert Saunders, who say that

Elizabeth Allen is a lunatic and is kept under restraint, and is not compos mentis, but she enjoys lucid intervals, so that she is not competent to govern herself on her lands, tenements, goods or chattels. She became a lunatic by the visitation of God: while she was in that condition she did not alienate any lands or tenements, goods or chattels: she is seised of 1 messuage in Brickenden Bury in co. Hertford and divers lands and tenements thereto belonging which are worth per ann., clear, £5, which the said Elizabeth holds for her jointure for the term of her life by the death of the said Christopher Allen, late her husband, but of whom they are held the jurors know not.

William Coyes is the brother and next heir of the said Elizabeth Allen and is now aged 22 years and more.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 222, No. 35.

Matthew Pary or Pery, gentleman.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 8 May, 32 Eliz. [1590], before John Harte, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Matthew Pary, gent., by the oath of Robert Dickinson, Thomas Sewell, William Harvye, John Jackson, James Robinson, William Crouche, Edward Pillesworth, John Adlin, Hugh Ingram, Robert . . ., Nicholas Maddox, Thomas Wigges and Arthur Wright, who say that

Matthew Pary long, before and at the time of his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of 1 messuage or inn called the Beare late in the tenure of Edward Whitwell, citizen, and . . . of London, and now in that of William Irelond, situate in the street of West Smithfield within the City of London within the parish of St. Sepulchre, formerly belonging to the late monastery of St. Bartholomew in West Smithfield now dissolved; 1 other messuage and tenement with 1 garden thereto adjoining formerly in the tenure of John Shankes and afterwards in that of John Buggins and Henry Licheffeilde, situate in a certain lane called Charter House lane in co. Middlesex, within the said parish of St. Sepulchre formerly belonging to the late priory of the Carthusians near London, with all that aqueduct and water course running from the large aqueduct commonly called the great "Conditt" at the Charterhouse aforesaid up to the said messuage in the said lane, and with all the lead pipe by which the water runs and is brought from the said large aqueduct up to the said messuage, together with liberty from time to time of overturning and doing all things and amending and new making the said pipe 1 other messuage with a garden late in the tenure of William . . . lying in the said lane called Charterhouse lane; 1 other messuage with a garden being in the said parish and lane, formerly in the tenure of Richard Warner and late in that of William Beamonde; 1 other messuage with a garden situate in the said lane and parish late in the tenure of Thomas Launder; 1 other messuage and garden there late in the tenure of Robert Bowser, 1 other messuage and garden there formerly in the tenure of John Johnson and late in that of Richard Palmer; 2 messuages there sometime in the tenure of Robert Benson and William Taylor and Agnes his wife and late in that of John [?] Bennet and William Cele; 1 tenement and garden there formerly in the tenure of William Hornby and late in that of Robert Benson; 1 garden formerly in the tenure of Henry Clerke and late in that of John Shepheard, lying in a certain street called St. John Street, in the parish aforesaid in co. Middlesex; 1 other messuage and garden late in the tenure of William Tompson lying in Charterhouse lane aforesaid sometime belonging to the late house of the Carthusians; 4 rooms and tenements which are now divided into 4 rooms and tenements [sic] late in the tenure of Katherine White, John Repton, Joan Taylor, widow, and Margaret Penny situate in Charterhouse lane in co. Middlesex to the said House of the Carthusians formerly belonging; 1 yearly rent of 13s. 4d. issuing out of a certain messuage or inn called the Bell in West Smithfield, London, sometime in the tenure of Henry Ward and Agnes his wife, late parcel of the possessions of the said late house of the Carthusians; 1 other yearly rent of 6s. issuing out of a certain messuage called the Fermes house in the said parish of St. Sepulchre, some time in the tenure of William Bedelle, and lately belonging to the said late priory of St. Bartholomew.

The said Matthew Perye was also seised on the day that he died of 2 messuages lying separate in the said Charterhouse lane late in the tenure of Richard Warner and Robert Pery brother of the said Matthew Perye; 3 tenements formerly 1 tenement with 1 piece of arable land lying together in Highecrosse in the parish of Standon in co. Hertford now or late in the tenure of John Kynge.

The messuage or inn called the Beare and the 9 messuages and gardens in Charterhouse lane and the garden in the tenure of Henry Clerke are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, viz., by the 40th part of 1 knight's fee, and are worth per ann., clear, £17 6s. 8d. The messuage and garden late in the tenure of William Tompson lying in the said lane and the said 4 rooms there 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, 33s. 4d. The 2 tenements lying in the said lane in the several tenures of Richard Warner and Robert Perye are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, but by what part of a knight's fee the jurors do not know: they are worth per ann., clear, 40s. The messuage and land in Stonden in co. Hertford are held of—Wall, widow, by fealty and the rent of 1d. and are worth per ann., clear, 46s. 8d.

Matthew Pery died 6 July, 31 Eliz. [1589], Richard Pery is his son and next heir, and was then aged 25 years and more.

Anne Pery relict of the said Matthew still survives and is dowered with a third part of all the said premises.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 227. No. 194.

Henry Robynson, Citizen and Cook.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 27 September, 25 Eliz. [1583], before Thomas Blanke, knight, Mayor and escheator by virtue of his Office, after the death of Henry Robynson, citizen and cook of London, by the oath of Robert Dickonson, Richard Smithe, Roger Hole, Thomas Russell, John Irelande, John Jackson, Edmund Owen, George Gynne, William Povye, Henry Webbe, George Robertes, John Oldam, William Feake, Robert Peacock, John Bonde, John Richardes and Nicholas Hawksforde, who say that

Long before the death of the said Henry Robynson a certain John Berden, citizen and poulterer of London, was seised in his demesne as of fee of those 2 tenements commonly called The Cardinalls Hatt with all the houses, buildings, gardens and easements thereto belonging, lying in the street called Gracious streate in the parish of All Saints Gracechurche, London: of which said tenements 1 was late in the tenure of the said John Berden and Agnes his wife, but the other thereto adjoining was late in the tenure of Richard Bilbroke and is now in that of Richard Tompson, cook.

And the said John being so seised, by the writing of the said John and Agnes, dated 29 May 18 Eliz. [1576], and acknowledged before Rowland Hayward, knight, alderman of the City of London, and William Fleetewoode, esq., recorder of the said City, the said Agnes, being by them examined by herself according to the custom of the said City, and enrolled in the Hustings of the pleas of land held in the Guildhall of London on Monday in the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Mary the Virgin, 18 Eliz. [1576], for a competent and reasonable sum of money paid to the said John Berden by the said Henry Robynson and by Richard Tompson and Robert Grey, citizens and cooks of London, gave the said premises to the said Henry Robynson, Richard Thompson and Robert Grey and to the heirs of the said Henry for ever; by virtue whereof they entered into the said premises and were thereof jointly seised, viz. the said Henry Robynson in his demesne as of fee and the said Richard and Robert in their demesne as of free tenement.

So seised, the said Henry Robynson made his will on the 2nd day of January, 1577, and thereby bequeathed as follows: I give to the said [sic] Alice Tompson for her natural life my tenement lying in Gracechurch street in the parish of All Saints in Lombard street called the "Cardinall Hatt," now in the occupation of John Berden "pulter," and the tenement thereto next adjoining now in my occupation with all the shops cellars, sollars and chambers thereto belonging; and after her death I give the same to William Tompson son of the said Richard Tompson: to hold to him and his heirs for ever.

All the said premises are held of the Queen in free burgage of the said City of London, and are worth per ann., clear, £4.

Henry Robynson died 21 February, 20 Eliz. [1578], but who is his next heir the jurors know not.

The said Richard Tompson and Robert Grey survived the said Henry and are still alive, and hold themselves therein by right of accruing.

Chan. Inq.p. m., ser. 2, vol. 276, No. 517.

Henry Robinson.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 3 September, 27 Eliz. [1585], before Thomas Pullison, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Henry Robinson, by the oath of Robert Dickenson, Roger Hole, John Jackson, William Povy, George Robertes, John Stodard, William Pheke, John Bond, John Crowche, William Cooke, William Leyr, William Crowche, Stephen Porter and Peter Noxton, who say that

Long before the death of the said Henry Robinson King Henry VIII by his Letters Patent, sealed with the Great Seal of England, bearing date at Westminster the 23rd day of March in the 36th year of his reign [1545], granted inter alia to Roger Taverner and Robert Taverner all that large tenement or mansion with all the easements situate within the site and precinct of the late house of the Friars Preachers within the City of London, then in the tenure of John Growte, and all that garden lying next the water of the Thames within the said site, then in the tenure of John Foulkes; and 1 other garden lying within the said site, in the tenure of — Wigmerpole; to hold to them and their heirs for ever of the King and his heirs in free socage by fealty only and not in chief for all rents, services, exactions, tenures and demands whatsoever therefore in any way to be paid or done; by virtue whereof the said Roger and Robert Taverner were seised of all the said premises in their demesne as of fee.

And they, being so thereof seised, by their charter of enfeoffment dated 10 April, 36 Hen. VIII [1545], granted the said large tenement and 2 gardens to Robert Harris of London, gent., to hold to him and his heirs for ever, by virtue whereof he was thereof seised in his demesne as of fee.

And he being so seised, by indenture, dated 22 July, 20 Eliz. [1578], bargained and sold to the said Henry Robinson named in the writ 2 messuages and 1 shop, then being parcel of the said premises, lying within the said site of the said late house of the Friars Preachers; to hold to him and his heirs for ever, by virtue whereof he was thereof seised in his demesne as of fee.

The said 2 messuages and shop are held of the Queen in free socage by fealty only and not in chief, and are worth per ann., clear, £6.

Henry Robinson died 23 August, 27 Eliz. [1585], in the parish of St. Dunstan in the West in Fletestrete in the suburbs of the City of London; after his death the said premises descended to John Robinson his son and heir, who is now aged 1 year, 11 months and 6 days.

Alice Robinson wife of the said Henry Robinson took all the profits of the said premises from the time of the death of the said Henry up to the day of taking this inquisition.

Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 206, No. 36.

Thomas Wilson.

Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 3 September, 27 Eliz [1585], before Thomas Pullyson, knight, Mayor and escheator, after the death of Thomas Wilson, by the oath of Robert Dikenson, Roger Hoole, John Jackson, William Povye, George Roberts, John Stoddard, William Pheake, John Bond, John Crouche, William Cooke, William Harvie, William Lear, William Crouche, Stephen Porter and Peter Noxton, who say that

Thomas Wilson was seised of 1 messuage called the Sarasins Heade and all the shops, gardens, cellers, &c., &c., thereto belonging situate in the lane called Carter Lane in the parish of St. Mary Magdalen in Old Fish Street, London, sometime belonging to the Monastery of Novo Loco alias Newarke in co. Surrey, now dissolved: the said messuage is held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, to wit, by the 4 oth part of a knight's fee, and is worth per ann., clear, £6 13s. 4d.

Thomas Wilson died 9 August, 27 Eliz. [1585]; Elizabeth Phillipps alias Capper wife of Francis Phillipps alias Capper, merchant of the Staple and Susanna Frye wife of John Frye of Wolston in co. Gloucester, gent., are his daughters and co-heirs: the said Elizabeth was then aged 25 years, 2 months and more; and the said Susan 23 years, 1 month and more.

Helen Wilson wife of the said Thomas Wilson still survives.

Chan. Inq. p. m., 27 Eliz., No. 89.

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