Liber albus II
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'Liber albus II: Fols. 421-57', Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean & Chapter of Wells: volume 1 (1907), pp. 503-528. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=67396 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Gift by Philip Wyndhull to Sir John de Sancto Laudo knight the elder of all his crofts at Hevedstok between le Holdebury and the king's highway to Chippeham, with warranty. Dated Hardyn-hiwichis, Sunday after St. Peter and St. Paul 39 Edward III. Witnesses: John Kaynel, Thomas Bolchide, Nicholas de Hall'. (In margin, erroneously: Schepham).
R.III. f. 421.

Lease by Margery Malherbe to Sir Matthew de Clyvedon knight of all her houses within the court of Schepham, to hold with curtilage, garden, etc. (to her assigned in name of her dower in Schepham), during her life, in exchange for 40s. annual rent to her assigned in Ceddre and Carsclyve, with power to either party to reenter should the exchange not take effect, and warranty. Witnesses: John de Barthon, Roger de Hanham, William Attehall clerk, Henry de Merdlaund, Thomas de Pauys, Gilbert Michell. Dated Schepham, Sunday before St. Thomas Ap. 15 Edward II.
R.III. f. 421.

Gift by Isabel le Eyre (daughter and heir of Walter le Eyre of Barwe) to Thomas Kempe and Alice his wife, of all her lands and tenements in Barwe, with warranty. Witnesses: William Kayleway, Thomas Robbe (sic), John Bourle (sic), Henry de Bideston, John de Cokelborwe, John Endford, Adam Hickus, Dated la Barwe by Langele Burel, Friday after the Epiphany 22 Edward III. (In margin, erroneously: Shepham).
R.III. f. 421d.

Gift indented by John de Clyvedon (son and heir of Sir Matthew de Clyvedon knight) to Simon de Nyweton for his service, of 8s. 2d. yearly rent in Shepham, which Ralph de Burleghs used to pay him for a messuage and half a virgate of land held of him for life in Shipham; and also the reversion of the same messuage and land after the death of the said Ralph; to hold of grantor and his heirs at a yearly rent of one rose for all demands saving the king's service, with warranty. Witnesses: Robert atte Boxe, William Malcrbe, John son of Philip Symond, John de Bartone, Ralph de Farleghe, John de Guyene. Dated Kyngesalre, Wednesday St. Simon and St. Jude 6 Edward.
R.III. f. 422.

Lease by William Lord Botreaux to John Broun for life of his manor of Shepham with the appurtenances, except the advowson, fines, heriots, wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats, woods, strays, and amercements of tenants for default of repairs, saving to the said John housbote, heybote, foldbote and firebote in grantor's wood called Southparokes, at a yearly rent of 106s. 8d. for all demands, save the rights of the church and the king's tax when it runs, with warranty. Witnesses: John Pile, Thomas Carmynowe, Walter Percevale. Dated Nyweton Seyntlo, Saturday after St. Kalixtus 6 Henry V.
R.III. f. 422.

Quitclaim by Adam Malerbe to Robert Malerbe and his heirs of 6 acres of arable land and 1 acre of meadow in the town of Loxtone (which he had of the gift of Hawise de Sparkeford), in exchange for 8 acres of arable land, two dwellings (mansionibus) and a croft in the town of Shepham. Witnesses: Hugh Malerbe, Henry Sim[ond], William de Cleford, Nicholas de Blakemore, Geoffrey Vassall.
R.III. f. 422d.

Letter of attorney by Matthew de Clyvedon knight to Walter de Boley, to give seisin of lands and tenements in the town of Schepham to his son Johń de Clyvedon and Mary his wife. Dated Alre, Friday after St. John ante portam Latinam 12 Edward II.
R.III. f. 423.

Sale by Matthew de Clyvedon knight to his eldest son John de Clyvedone and Mary de Drokenesford his wife, of all his goods moveable or immovable in the manor of Shepham (which manor he has already given them by charter), in consideration of 40 marks paid. Dated Alre, Friday after St. John ante portam Latinam, 11 May 12 Edward II.
R.III. f. 423.

Assignment and quitclaim by William Anlak to Sir Robert Malerbe lord of Shepham and his heirs, of the rent and service which Robert Anlak used to pay for a tenement held of him in Dreycote, so that the same shall be held of Sir Robert immediately as chief lord. Witnesses: Hugh Malherbe, Thomas de Hanam, William de Hanam, Robert son of William, William de Cruce.
R.III. f. 423.

Quitclaim by John (Joh'eus?) de Dourle (sic) to John de Sancto Laudo and Joan his wife of a croft called Syhomescrofte in the town of Chippeham. Witnesses: Adam Hardyng, Richard le Clerke, John le Chepman, Henry le Mareschall, John de Eneford. Dated Chippeham, Saturday before St. Edmund K. 6 Edward (In margin, erroneously: Shepham).
R.III. f. 423d.

Gift by Robert Malherbe to Sarah his daughter for her service, of half a virgate of land which Maude de Wonford held, to hold to her and her heirs of grantor and his heirs freely etc., at a yearly rent of 1lb. of cumin for all service saving the king's. Witnesses: Gervase de Sparkeford, Odo de Wandestr[eu], Richard de Cumb', Walter son of William, Reginald de Albemar', Ralph de Toreun, Adam de Ponte, William son of Gilbert.
R.III. f. 423d.

Letter of attorney by John Forest dean of Wells and the chapter to Roger Wodehele and John Cole canons of Wells, to take seisin of lands, rents, etc., in Edeston and Stokegurci county Somerset from John Storthwayt, John Codeford and John Reynold clerks, in accordance with a charter by them made to the dean and chapter. Dated the chapter house Wells, 1 June 8 Henry VI.
R.III. f. 424.

Gift indented by Thomas Strecche (brother and heir of Robert Strecche) to John Vernay, of all lands and tenements in Edeston or elsewhere in the parish of Stokegurci which came to him by the death of his said brother; also the reversion of lands and tenements in Edeston by him assigned in dower to Alice widow of the said Robert (namely the tenement wherein the said Robert dwelt, a close of land thereto annexed called Stondelf, a meadow called Galdewynmede (sic), a close of land called Newclos, one acre of land in a field called Langfeud, 5 acres of land in the same field, one third of his wood of Edeston and of his land opposite the wood), provided that if the said Alice die in the life time of the said Thomas, the said John shall grant him for life the tenements held by her as aforesaid rent free; to have and to hold the said lands and tenements of the chief lords, at a yearly rent to the said Thomas and his assigns during his life of 13s. 4d. Warranty by grantor. Witnesses: Walter Bluet knight, Richard Amis prior of Stokegurcy, John Bakeler, Ralph Piers, John Marys. Dated Edeston, Monday after the Purification 12 Richard II.
R.III. f. 424.

Gift by Richard Sherfeld and John Blast to Hugh Cary, Philip Ammotesham, Ralph Cowfold and Henry Pyncowe and to their heirs for ever, of all their lands, etc., in Edeston, Stofordfeld and Stokegurci which were late of Ralph Vernay. Witnesses: Robert Hille of Spaxton, William Powlet, John Kenne of Blake-more, John Dodyngton, John Beere. Dated Stokecurcy, Wednesday after St. John ante portam Latinam 8 Henry V.
R.III. f. 425.

Quitclaim by James Knotteford, Nicholas Latemere, John Hiwlot, Robert Skerne, Richard Bannebury and Richard Fust to Richard Sherfild and John Blast, their heirs and assigns, of all lands, etc., which they lately had jointly with the said Richard and John by gift of Ralph Vernay in Edeston, Stofordfeld and Stokecursy. Witnesses: Robert Hull, William Paulet, Matthew Coker, William Gosse, William Hastyng, Dated London, 10 April 8 Henry V.
R.III. f. 425.

Quitclaim by John Verney (son and heir of John Verney) to John Huelet, Robert Skerne, John Blaste and Richard Sherfeld, their heirs and assigns, of all lands, etc., late of Ralph Verney his brother in Edeston, Stofordfeld and Stokecurcy. Witnesses: William Poulet of Bere, William Cosse, William Hastyng, John Gelampton, Henry Pyncow. Dated Stokecurcy, 14 November 5 Henry V.
R.III. f. 425d.

Letter of attorney by Thomas Strecche (brother and heir of Robert Strecche) to Richard Amys prior of Stokecurcy and Sir Henry Hillacre chaplain, to deliver to John Verney his heirs and assigns seisin of lands, etc., in Edeston or elsewhere in the parish of Stokurcy which he lately had of the said Thomas by charter of feoffment. Dated Edyston, Monday after the Purification 12 Richard II.
R.III. f. 425d.

Quitclaim by Ralph Vernay to Richard Shyrefeld, John Blast, John Halsham, James Knotford, Nicholas Latymer, John Huelet, Robert Skerne, Richard Bainebury, John Bradebrigge, John Furby and Richard Fuste, of all messuages, lands, etc., with the reversion of lands and tenements held in dower by Alice widow of Robert Strecche, in Edeston in the parish of Stokecursy; also of messuages, lands, etc., in Stovordfeld by the cross above Edel-mesdon, and half a burgage in the town of Stokecursy (now held by Richard Davy)—all late of John Vernay the elder, father of the said Ralph, and in the hundred of Canyngton, which the said Ralph lately had of the gift of John Bakelere, Robert Pym chaplain and Peter Coker chaplain—with warranty. Witnesses: John Willyng vicar of Stokecursy, William Lucas, Henry Pyncov, John Bolney, Nicholas Crandon, Walter Bolney, Walter Tribon. Dated Stokecursey, Tuesday after St. Matthew 11 Henry IV.
R.III. f. 426.

Gift by Lucy Redmore (sister and heir of Robert and Thomas Strecche) to John Vernay, of all her lands and tenements in Edeston or elsewhere in the parish of Stokecursy, which came to her by the death of Thomas her brother; and grant of the reversion of lands and tenements in Edeston by her assigned in dower to Alice widow of the said Robert (namely the tenement in which he dwelt, a close thereto annexed called Stondelf, a meadow called Baldewynmede, a close called Neweclos, one acre of land in a field called Langefeud, 5 acres in the said field, one third of her wood of Edeston and of her land opposite the wood), with warranty. Witnesses: Walter Bluwet knight, Richard Ramys (sic) prior of Stokecurcy, John Bakeler, Ralph Pers, John Mareys. Dated Edeston, Friday before St. Perpetua and St. Felicitas 12 Richard II.
R.III. f. 426d.

Quitclaim by John Deye of Stokelond and Joan his wife (relict of Michael de Ediston) to John Verney lord of Fayrefild, his heirs or assigns, of the dower of the said Joan in all messuages, lands, etc., in Ediston in the parish of Stokecursy formerly of Michael her husband, in consideration of 5 marks 6s. 8d.; and for further security oath upon a missal, made in presence of Richard Amys prior of Stokecursy, William Horton vicar there, Henry Hilleacre chaplain, John Bakeler, Ralph Perys, William Lucays, and Godfrey Dyere. Dated Stokecursy, Tuesday after St. Peter ad vinculo, 12 Richard II.
R.III. f. 427.

Letter of attorney by Lucy Rodemore (sister and heir of Robert and Thomas Strecche) to Richard Amys prior of Stokecurcy and Sir Henry Hyllacre chaplain, to deliver seisin to John Verney, his heirs and assigns, of lands, etc., in Edyston or elsewhere within the parish of Stokecursy which he lately had by her charter of feoffment. Dated Edyston, Friday before St. Perpetua and St. Felicitas 12 Richard II.
R.III. f. 427d.

Gift and quitclaim by Lucy Redmore (sister of Robert Strecche deceased) in her widowhood to John Vernay, his heirs and assigns, of all lands, etc., which were of her brother Robert in Edeston or elsewhere within the parish of Stokecursy, with warranty. Witnesses: Walter Blewet knight, Richard Amys prior of Stokecursy, John Bakeler, Ralph Pyers, John Mareys. Dated Edeston, Monday after the Annunciation 12 Richard II.
R.III. f. 428.

Gift by William de Berre to Margaret his daughter, in fee and inheritance, of a virgate of land in Edeston, of his wife's marriage, for her service, by grant of his wife and the lord of the land, to hold of grantor and his heirs. Witnesses: R. Riuell', William Puer, William de Est', William Caddell', R. de Normanvile, R. Ruffus, William his brother, R. Ruffus, Walter son of William Coder.
R.III. f. 428.

Gift by John Bakeler of Stokecursi, Robert Pym chaplain and Peter Coker chaplain to John Vernay the elder lord of Fayrefild for his life, of all the messuages, lands, etc., with the dower held by Alice widow of Robert Strecche, which they have in Edeston in the parish of Stokecursy by grant of the said John Vernay; also of messuages, lands, running waters, with 2 acres of land in Stond-forfelde which they have by his grant in Ediston and la Synde, with 1½ acre of meadow in Garepitmede, late of Michael Willam; also of a messuage with three closes at Shiriveton in the fee of Faryngdon now held by John Doget, late of Michael Willam, and half a burgage in the town of Stokecursy now held by Robert Davy; and grant that the same shall all remain after the death of the said John Vernay to Ralph Vernay his son and the heirs of his body, remainder to the said John Vernay the elder his heirs and assigns. Witnesses: Philip Pym, Richard Grey, John Mareys de Maresco, Richard Corewyll, Ralph Perys. Dated Fayrefild, Friday the vigil of St. Simon and St. Jude 15 Richard II.
R.III. f. 428.

Quitclaim by William de Ediston (son and heir of Michael de Ediston) to John Vernay and Avice his wife, the heirs or assigns of the said John, of all messuages, lands, running waters, etc., in Ediston, Scherreveton and Synde in the parish of Stokecursy and in the county of Somerset, with the reversion of the dower of Joan widow of the said Michael. Witnesses: Robert Strecche, Thomas Strecche, John Mareys de Maresco, Richard Corewille, John Bakelere. Dated Ediston in the parish of Stokecursy, Sunday after Michaelmas 11 Richard II.
R.III. f. 429.

Licence by Humphrey Courtenay and Thomas Stowell knights, John Copelston esquire and Guy Baldwyn to John Storthwayte, John Codeford and John Raynold clerks (executors of Nicholas Bubbewith late bishop of Bath and Wells) to give to the dean and chapter of Wells three messuages, one toft, three gardens, 66 acres of [land], 10½ acres of meadow, 5 acres of wood, and 1d. rent, of them held in Stokecursy and Ediston in county Somerset by a yearly rent of 4s., whereof the said clerks are seised in their demesne as of fee, and to the dean and chapter and their successors to receive and hold the same at the rent aforesaid towards certain works of piety, the statute of mortmain notwithstanding. Witnesses: Sir Humphrey Stafford knight, John Warre, William Powlet, Robert Cokyr, John Hylle of Spaxton esquires, Hugh Cary, Edward Colyford. Dated 26 September 8 Henry VI.
R.III. f. 429.

Similar licence by Agnes Sydenham in her widowhood to the same three clerks concerning the lands above described, of her held by the yearly rent of ½ lb. of pepper at Michaelmas. Same witnesses and date.
R.III. f. 429d.

Quitclaim by John Comesende (son and heir of John Comesend) to the same three clerks, in their possession being, of all lands, etc., which his said father ever held in Edeston, Shreveton and Sende in the parish of Stokecursy in the hundred of Canyngton county Somerset, with warranty against the abbot of Westminster. Sealed by the bishop's official. Witnesses: Thomas Stawill knight, John Warre, Robert Cokyr, John Hylle, John Tretheak esquires. Dated 22 May 7 Henry VI.
R.III. f. 430d.

Gift by Hugh Cary, Philip Ammotesham and Ralph Cowfolde to the same three clerks of all lands, etc., in Edeston, Stofordfeld and Stokecursy, late of Ralph Vernay, which they had jointly with Henry Pyncow deceased by gift of Richard Shirfeld and John Blast. Witnesses: Thomas Sbawyll knight, John Warre, William Powlet, John Kenne the elder, John Dodyngton. Sealed by Robert Lord of Ponyngges. Dated Stokecursy, Saturday after the Epiphany 6 Henry VI.
R.III. f. 431.

Quitclaim by Hugh Cary, Philip Ammotesham and Ralph Cowfold to the same three clerks, reciting the last gift. Same witnesses. Dated Stokecursy, Monday before the Purification 6 Henry VI.
R.III. f. 431.

Demise indented by the said three clerks to John Forest dean of Wells and the chapter of all lands, etc., in Edeston and Stofordfeld late of Ralph Vernay, which they had of the gift of Hugh Cary, Philip Ammotesham and Ralph Cowefold, to hold to the dean and chapter towards certain works of piety for the soul of Nicholas Bubwith late bishop of Bath and Wells, according to their appointment. Witnesses: Thomas Stawell knight, John Warre, John Hylle of Spaxton. William Powlet of Bere, John Tretheak esquires. Dated Wells, 1 July 8 Henry VI.
R.III. f. 431d.

Letter of attorney by the same three clerks to John Lang, Thomas Sutton and William Bery, to deliver seisin to John Forest dean of Wells and the chapter of the lands, etc., in Edeston and Stofordfeld which they had of the gift of Hugh Cary, Philip Ammotesham and Ralph Cowfolde. Dated Wells, 2 July 8 Henry VI.
R.III. f. 431d.

Indenture of quitclaim by Nicholas Plecy vicar in the church of Wells to Sir Maurice de Ash vicar in the same church, his heirs or assigns, of a tenement held for his life of Richard de Welweton (son of David de Welweton) in the city of Wells, between one of Hugh le Rus on the east and one of Richard de Welweton and John de la Pole late canon of Wells on the west, with houses, gardens. curtilages and crofts, according to a charter of feoffment. Witnesses: Sir John de Hoo, Sir Thomas de Benhangre, Sir Philip de Hodiam vicars, Thomas de Merkesbury, Geoffrey de Hokston, Robert Bouch', Simon le Kyng burgesses. Dated Wells, the first Sunday in Advent 31 Edward [I].
R.III. f. 432.

Quitclaim by Cristina who was wife of Richard de Welweton in her widowhood to John Mogge (son of Richard Mogge of Tykenham) of her dower in a tenement with garden and croft in the town of Wells in Chamberlaynestret. Witnesses: William Stocc', William Lode, Hugh le Barbor. Dated Welles, Monday before Michaelmas 7 Edward III.
R.III. f. 432.

Defeasance by Hugh le Barbor burgess of Wells of a lease for life and four years longer to him granted by John Mogge (son and heir of Richard Mogge of Tykenham) of a messuage with garden and curtilage and a croft in Wells in Chamberleynestrete, upon condition that the said John pay or offer to pay 100s. in the church of St. Andrew before Easter next. Witnesses: John le Merkaunt and Robert de Lovyngton reeves of the borough of Wells, Richard Attemore bailiff thereof, William Stot, Richard Manywrench, William le Lodar, John called Person. Dated Wells, Monday the vigil of St. Andrew 7 Edward III.
R.III. f. 432d.

Quitclaim by Ralph de Welweton to John Mogge (son of Richard Mogge of Tykenham) of a tenement with garden and croft in the town of Welles in Chamberleynestrete, between a tenement of Sir Hugh de Alresforde vicar on the west and that in which Henry de Welweton now dwells on the east, extending from the street northwards to the field, with warranty. Witnesses: Adam de Chelleweith, Thomas de Testwode, William Stocc', William Lode, Hugh le Barbour. Dated Welles, Monday before Michaelmas 7 Edward III.
R.III. f. 433.

Grant and quitclaim by Hugh le Barbor burgess of Wells to John Mogge (son and heir of Richard Mogge of Tykenham) of a messuage with garden and curtilage and a croft in Wells in Chamberleynestrete, between the tenement of Sir Hugh de Alreford on the west and that of the church of Wells and Henry de Welweton on the east. Dated Wells, Thursday before the Annunciation 8 Edward III. Witnesses: Thomas de Testwode, Peter le Monyer, William Stot, William le Lodar, Richard Many-wrench, John called Person, John at Chirchestygheli clerks.
R.III. f. 433.

Indenture of gift by Richard de Welweton (son of David de Welweton) to Maurice de Essa chaplain vicar in the church of Wells, of his tenement in the town of Welles with houses, garden and croft in Chamberleynestrete, between that of Hugh le Rus vicar on the east and that late of John de la Pole canon of Wells, extending from the street northwards to the field, doing the service to the chief lords, and paying yearly to John de Hoo vicar, his heirs or assigns, 8s. at Midsummer, with warranty, in consideration of 45 marks. Witnesses: Sir John de Wyke, Sir Thomas Wellesleye knights, Adam Canun, William de la Wytheghe, William de Leghe, John le Markaunt, William Fellard, Thomas de Merkesbury, Geoffrey de la Hokerstone, John Gilemayde, Robert Huche clerk. Dated Wells, Sunday after St. Andrew Ap. 30 Edward [I].
R.III. f. 433d.

Quitclaim by the same Richard de Welweton to Sir Maurice de Asse vicar in the church of Wells, his heirs and assigns, of a tenement late held of him for life by Nicholas de Plecy vicar in the city of Wells in Chamberleynestret, between that of Hugh le Rous vicar on the east and that late of John de la Pole canon of Wells on the west, so that the said Nicholas during his life shall pay rent and do service to the said Maurice, the reversion after his death to the said Maurice. Witnesses: Sir John de Hoo, Sir Thomas de Benangre, Philip de Odyham vicars, Thomas de Merkesbury, Geoffrey de la Hokerston, Robert Bouche, Simon le Kyng burgesses. Dated Wells, Sunday after St. Andrew Ap. 30 Edward [I].
R.III. f. 433d.

Gift by Cristina who was wife of Bernard de la Lidiete, in her widowhood, to William son of Hugh de Edmeston, for his homage and service, of two thirds of all the land which Hugh father of the said William held in Edmeston, to hold of the said Cristina and her heirs to him and his heirs at a yearly rent of 5s. 4d. payable quarterly for all save the king's service, in consideration of 10s., with warranty. Witnesses: William Russell, William de Grynde-ham, Thurstan de Burci, Peter de Bere, William de Knaploc, Nicholas de Herkestawe, John le Hayward.
R.III. f. 434.

Indenture made at Edistone, Sunday St. Perpetua and St. Felicitas 12 Richard II, (reciting a lease made by Lucy Rodemore, sister and heir of Robert and Thomas Strecche, to Alice late wife of Robert her said brother, of lands and tenements which Thomas her said brother formerly granted with warranty to the said Alice for life, and a subsequent grant by the said Lucy of the reversion thereof to John Vernay and his heirs,) whereby the said Alice, by direction of the said Lucy, in presence of Walter Bluet knight, Richard Amys prior of Stokurcy, John Bakeler and others, attorns tenant to the said John, and the said John, accepting her fealty, grants that she shall be quit of impeachment of waste, and warrants her for life quit of all but the king's service, under his bond in 40l. Witnesses: Walter Bluet knight, Hugh Wyllynges parson of Etirhampton, Thomas Bluet, John Bakeler, Ralph Pyers, John Marys. (French.)
R.III. f. 434d.

Writing of Robert de la Hurne (son and heir of Is[abel] de la Hurne) addressed to William de Edmyston, directing him to answer to William de Bere and Maud his wife for the rent and service of lands and tenements held of the said Robert in Edmyston, and now to them given, as formerly to the said Robert and to Is[abel] his mother. Dated Stokecurcy, Wednesday after the Purification 20 Edward.
R.III. f. 435.

Gift by Hugh Strecche of Nether Staweye to Walter le Bakeler of Stokecurcy and Beatrice his wife, of 2 acres of arable land in the manor of la Wyk in the field of Edelmesdone, between land late of Ralph son of Peter and land of the said Hugh, extending from south to north between Grenewey and Rigwey, at a yearly rent of 1d. at Michaelmas, in consideration of 4 marks paid, with warranty. Witnesses: William de la Pile, William Corduan, William de Edyngton (sic), Robert Strecche, John le Bole, Vincent de Stok, William Sampson, Marcian Parden, Walter de Derberghe.
R.III. f. 435.

Grant by Peter de Bera to William Eust' de Edeston of the house which Isabel (daughter of Alan and Juliana de Stapela) and Cristina widow of Bernard de la Lidieta gave him in the town of Edeston. Witnesses: Thurstan de Burcy, William son of Nicholas de Treugeston, Robert de Mari, Nicholas de Herker, William Longus.
R.III. f. 435d.

Gift and quitclaim by William Russell (son of Bernard de Pederton) to William de Edeston, of 4s. 8d. yearly rent which he used to take of lands of him held by the said William de Edigheston in Edigheston in the fee of Westchilton in the hundred of Canyngton, formerly of Cristina de Shyreford, rendering to the chief lords the services due and accustomed; also of all customs, services, ward, marriage, relief or escheat. Witnesses: Robert Strecche, Robert Chaudel, Walter de Choldecote, Henry Trache, William Sitharesee. Dated Glastonbury, Monday after the Nativity of St. John Baptist 29 Edward I.
R.III. f. 435d.

Gift by John Pouer to Matthew de Edustune (son of William de Edustune) and Agnes his wife and to the heirs of their bodies, of ½ d. yearly rent, which Lucy wife of Walter le Cat used to pay to the said John and his heirs for term of her life, together with the reversion of half an acre of meadow which the said Lucy holds for life, at a yearly rent of ½ d. at Michaelmas, with warranty, remainder to the grantor and his heirs. Dated Stokecurcy, Friday after the Annunciation 8 Edward III. Witnesses: Robert de Were, William Strecche, Walter Seleman, Henry Hulacre, John Mareis.
R.III. f. 436.

Gift by Robert de Cowyz to Robert his son of 4 acres of arable land lying at the cross of Edighston, of him formerly held by Geoffrey de Chelcote, to hold of grantor and his heirs for ever without service, with warranty. Witnesses: Sir Simon de Gryndham, John Chawdell, William de Ediston, William Tyvertun, Walter de Weynesham.
R.III. f. 436.

Gift by Joan Vode to Robert Strecche, his heirs or assigns, of half a burgage in Stokecursy in the high street, between that of Juliana Galpeins and that of the prior of Stokecursy; also of half a messuage and curtilage, and the moiety of half an acre of land in Kyncheton in the parish of Stokecursy, with warranty. Witnesses: Hugh Crubbe, John Attenewall, Adam Mareys, Thomas Smyth, John Smyth. Dated Stokecursy, St. John Baptist 32 Edward III.
R.III. f. 436d.

Demise and quitclaim by William de Bere (son and heir of Peter de Bere) to Robert de Comuyz (son of 'Ealn' de Comuyz) and his heirs, of the third part of a messuage in Edeston with the land and tenement adjoining (which the said William had by lease of Agatha mother of the said Robert, to whom it came in dower by the death of Robert de Comuyz her husband) to hold of grantor and his heirs at a yearly rent of 10s. during the life of the said Agatha, in consideration of 30s., with warranty. Witnesses: Geoffrey le Poer, William Gyverny, Robert de la Mere, William de Edeston, Robert Chaudell, Richard Alex[ander], Henry de Edeston.
R.III. f. 436d.

Indenture made between John Tryvet knight and John Vernay, being a lease by the said John Tryvet to John Vernay of his estate in the lands etc. of William de Edeston (son of Michael de Ediston), so long as they remain in his hand by reason of an execution and livery by extent, by virtue of the king's writ, under a recognizance for 20l. by the said William made before Elias Spelly mayor of Bristol and John Colston clerk there (the said William not having kept the day of payment), at a yearly rent of 4s. during the life of the said John Tryvet, with warranty. Wit nesses: John Lyff', Philip Pym, John Marys, John Bakeler, Richard Corwyll, Robert Tokyswyll. Dated Monday after the Epiphany 11 Richard II.
R.III. f. 437.

Gift by Walter le Bakeler (by assent of Beatrice his wife) to Henry son of William de Edeston and Conilla his wife and to John son of Henry de Edeston, of 2 acres of land in the manor of la Wyke lying in the field of Edelmesdon, between land of Roger de la Somerlese and land late of Hugh Strecche, and extending from south to north between the Grenewey and the Rigwey, with warranty (saving to the chief lords their services); in con sideration whereof the said Henry has given by charter to the grantor and his wife a messuage in Stokecurcy. Witnesses: William de Edeston, Walter de Chaldecote, Robert Chaudell, John, William Cordiuent (?), James de la More.
R.III. f. 437d.

Indenture of agreement, made Michaelmas 9 Edward I, between Agatha relict of Robert Strecche of Comyz and William de Bere (son and heir of Peter de Bere), whereby the said Agatha demises all the days of her life to the said William her whole dower in Edeston and in Comyz, provided that the said William shall find her reasonable maintenance in his house, and half a mark yearly towards her clothing and other needs; and should she not be content with such maintenance, the said William grants her a house with curtilage in Comyz, late in the tenure of Henry de Chelhampton, with 6½ acres of arable land and 1 acre of meadow in that town (6½ acre on the west of the close of the said Henry, 2 acres at Trapperewe, 2 acres in Westbradecrofte, 2 acres in la Hokes, and 6½ acre meadow in Cetele), and his right in the lands held by Richard Elisandre in Comyz. Witnesses: John de Eston', William Gyvernay, Walter de Canthoo, Everard de. Mare, Thomas de Shelhampton, William de Edeston, Geoffrey le Poyer.
R.III. f. 438.

Lease by Laurentia who was wife of Walter de Cowmyche to Robert Chaudell and Edith his wife for their lives, of 3 acres of land in the field called Tonfurlang, between land of William de Edynguston and of the said Laurentia, extending lengthwise from the said William's wood against the highway, at a yearly rent of 1d. at Michaelmas, with warranty. Witnesses: William de Edyngston, Michael de Edyngston, John de Norhurne, John Chaudell. Dated Stokecursy, St. Lawrence 7 Edward II.
R.III. f. 438.

Gift by John Willames to Michael de Ediston and John Stenyng of all his lands etc. in the hundred of Canyngton, also of his goods and chattels thereupon, with warranty. Witnesses: John Colne, John Bakeler, Roger Grey, Stephen Pyllok, Roger Hacheford. Dated Stokecursi, Sunday after the Invention of Holy Cross 44 Edward III.
R.III f. 438d.

Gift by Roger Grey to Robert Wylcok pottar of Stokecursy and Margaret his wife, their heirs or assigns, of half a burgage in Stokecursy in the high street between that of the said Robert and that of John Cam, and of half an acre of land in the field of Knytteton, and a curtilage in Knytteton in the parish of Stokecursy, with warranty. Witnesses: William Colne, William Vele, Ralph Perys, Adam Spelly, Adam Mareys. Dated Stokecursy, Monday before St. Hilary 45 Edward III.
R.III. f. 438d.

Agreement made Michaelmas 56 Henry III, between Robert de Comyz and Walter Paty, whereby the said Robert to farm lets to the said Walter 3 acres of arable land in Edeston, in breadth 12 perches, lying in Cumfurlang next on the east side to land of Henry son of William de Edeston, to hold to the said Walter, his heirs or assigns, the chief lords, Jews or religious houses excepted, for a term of 22 years, in consideration of 2 marks paid, with warranty. Witnesses: John Chaudell, William Desteng', William de Edeston, Henry his brother, Walter de Challecote, Adam son of Thomas the smith, Hugh the clerk.
R.III. f. 439.

Statute merchant by William Edeston (son and heir of Michael Edeston) merchant of county Somerset to Sir John Tryvet knight of the same county in 20l. for merchandise bought, payable at Christmas next. Dated Bristol, 25 August 7 Richard II, by the hand of Elias Spelly mayor and Thomas Colston clerk; in presence of William Wormystre, Simon Olyver and John Lynmor.
R.III. f. 439.

Lease indented by Ralph Vernay to John Babbe (Dabbe) the younger, Isabel his wife and Eleanor their daughter, of half an acre of meadow in Yeartmore in the parish of Stokecursy for their lives, at a yearly rent of 12d. for all saving the king's service, with warranty. Witnesses: John Cam (Caux), John Bere, Walter Cam (Caux), Walter Garform (Garson), John Cordewant. Dated Stokecursy. Thursday before St. Mark 9 Henry IV.
R.III. f. 439d: repeated f. 446d.

Lease by Michael de Edeston to William his elder son for life, of a messuage with curtilage formerly held by John Willames in Edeston, at a yearly rent of one rose, with warranty. Witnesses: John Willames, Robert Strecch, Thomas Strecch. Dated Edeston, Palm Sunday 42 Edward III.
R.III. f. 439d: repeated f. 446.

Writing of Lucy Rodemore (sister and heir of Robert and Thomas Strecche) addressed to her sister Alice (late wife of her said brother Robert), directing her to attorn tenant of certain lands in Ediston in the parish of Stokurcy (already granted her with warranty by the said Thomas) to John Vernay, to whom the said Lucy has by charter given the reversion thereof in fee. Dated Ediston, Friday before St. Perpetua and St. Felicitas 12 Richard II. (French).
R.III. f. 440.

Lease by Michael de Edeston to William Dullok and Lucy his wife for their lives, of a messuage with curtilage, another curtilage called Cokesheyz and 16½ acre of land between the land and garden of Robert Streeche, at a yearly rent of 4s. during the life of the grantor, and after his decease 3s. 6d., with warranty. Witnesses: Eobert Strecche, Thomas Strecche, John Mareys, Kichard Core well, Richard Everard. Dated Ediston, Saturday St. Mark 41 Edward III.
R.III. f. 440.

Letter of attorney by Thomas Strecche (brother and heir of Robert Strecche deceased) to Richard Amys prior of Stokecursy, to deliver seisin to Alice relict of the said Robert of lands, meadows, closes and woods in Ediston specified in his charter of feoffment. Dated Stokecursy, Tuesday before the Conversion of St. Paul 12 Richard II.
R.III. f. 440d.

Defeasance by John Tryvet knight of a statute merchant in 20l. whereby William Edeston (son of Michael de Edeston) is bound to him, provided he pay 10l. within six years from date, and make no alienation, waste or estate of lands, woods, rents or reversions without licence of the said John, and the same shall remain in the hands of the said John until full payment. Witnesses: Richard Acton knight, Thomas Lyons, John Sel chaplain. Dated Hunspill, 26 August 7 Richard II.
R.III. f. 440d.

Gift by Thomas Strecche of Edyston (brother and heir of Robert Strecche deceased) to Alice relict of the said Robert, of the tenement in Ediston wherein the said Thomas dwells, a close of land called Stondelf in Edyston thereto annexed between the public road through the middle of the town of Ediston towards Stokurcy on the south and his meadow called Baldewynemede on the north, Baldewynemede aforesaid, a close of land called Newclos in Edyston between land of John Vernay on the north and south and of Alice Grybbis on the east, 1 acre of land in a field called Langfeud between the public road from Gorepitte to Stokecursy on the north and land of John Vernay on the south, 5 acres of arable land in the said field bounded by land of John Vernay, and one third of his wood of Ediston and of his land thereto annexed, namely that part lying together north and south on the east side of the said wood, to hold for life and until Michaelmas after her decease in name of her dower of her husband's lands in Edyston without impeachment of waste, with warranty. Witnesses: Walter Bluet knight, John Vernay, John Bakeler, Ralph Perys, John Marreys. Dated Stokurcy, Tuesday before the Conversion of St. Paul 12 Richard II
R.III. f. 441.

Lease indented by John Vernay to Alice relict of Robert Strecche and Thomas Strecche for their lives, of 7 acres of arable land in a field of Edyston called Langefeud, between Baldewynnemede on the south and the public road from Gorepytt to Stokecurcy on the north, at a yearly rent of 4s. for all save the king's service, with warranty. Witnesses: Walter Bluet knight, Richard Amys prior of Stokecurcy, John Bakeler, Ralph Pyers, John Mareys. Dated Edyston, Monday after the Purification 12 Richard II.
R.III. f. 441d.: repeated f. 444.

Grant by Alice Strecche (relict of Robert Strecche) to Walter Trybon and Alice Bewepoll, of the lands, houses, etc., assigned to her in name of her dower, namely after her death to hold until Michaelmas following, according to the charter of Thomas Strecche brother and heir of the said Robert. Witnesses: John Puett, John Lucas chaplains, John Hawl. Dated Ediston, Monday before St. Matthias 7 Henry IV.
R.III. f. 442.

Lease by Ralph Vernay to John Babbe the elder, Isabel his wife, John Babbe the younger and Isabel his wife, of the reversion of a close called the Brodde Close containing 13 acres of arable land with a small garden thereto attached (now held for life by Alice Strecche) in Ediston, between the high road from Stoford to Stokurcy on the north and the Mixin and Litill Mede on the south, to hold for their lives after the decease of the said Alice at a yearly rent of 20s. and suit of his court twice a year for all but the king's service, in consideration of 2 marks, with warranty. Witnesses: John Caux (sic), John Wyllyng vicar of Stokurcy, Benedict Gardyner. Dated Stokurcy, St. Thomas Ap. 11 Henry
R.III. f. 442.

Lease by William de Edeston to John his son of a messuage, curtilage and 2 acres of land in Edeston formerly in the tenure of William Jelianeson, and 2 acres of arable land in la Sundei in a croft by the land of Martin Sweet, at the yearly rent of one rose for all save the king's service, with warranty during the life of the said John. Witnesses: John de Beare, Robert de Beare, Nicholas Stening, John Crubbe, John Fichet of Canyngton. Dated Edeston, Wednesday after St. John ante portam Latinam 2 Edward
R.III. f. 442d.

Demise by Ralph Vernay (son of John Vernay. late lord of Fayrefeld) to William Lyghe and Agnes his wife for their lives, of a cottage with two gardens at Ediston, and half an acre of meadow in the Yerdemore between that of Roger Kedenore on the west and that of John Pokeswell on the south in the parish of Stokurcy, at a yearly rent of 3s. for all save the king's service and fifteenth when due, and suit of the grantor's court twice a year, with warranty. Witnesses: John Bakeler, Ralph Perys, John Mareis, William Foulegeler, Nicholas Crandon. Dated Stokurcy, St. Edward K.M. 15 Richard II.
R.III. f. 443.

Lease by Michael de Edeston and Agnes his wife to Richard Everard and his assigns of the land called the Mullelond, previously held by the said Richard, for term of the lives of the said Michael and Agnes, at a yearly rent of 7s. at St. John Baptist, with warranty. Witnesses: John Willames, John Herker, Richard Corewell, John Vowzeler, Thomas Everard. Dated Stoklond Gaunt, Sunday the Purification 45 Edward III.
R.III. f. 443.

Agreement indented between Ralph Vernay (son of John Vernay late lord of Fayrefeld) on the one part and William Martyn of Stoford and Alice his wife on the other, whereby the said Ralph demises to the said William and Alice for their lives one croft containing 6 acres of land by Stevenford on the south side of the ford, and 2 acres of arable land by the cross above Edelmesdon on the east side of the high road towards the Gorpyt, at a yearly rent of 13s. for all save the king's service and fifteenth when due, and suit of the grantor's court of Edeston twice a year, with warranty. Witnesses: John Bakeler, Ralph Peris, John Mareis, John Pouleshull, Stephen Mareis. Dated Stokurcy, Saturday after St. Edward K.M. 15 Richard II.
R.III. f. 443d.

Lease by Ralph Vernay to John Babbe the younger, Isabel his wife and Isabel their daughter, of a close in Edyston called Stondelfe with the meadow called Lytelmede at the north west end thereof, and the close of John Haule lieth on the east side of the same close; also of a croft with a garden on the west side thereof, lying between the high road and the Standelf, and a small garden by the tenement of Alice Strecche, extending to the wall thereof on the east side; to hold after the decease of Alice Strecche for their lives at a yearly rent of 10s. for all save the king's service, and suit of the grantor's court of Ediston twice a year, in consideration of 20s. paid, with warranty, and bond for the same in 20l. Witnesses: John Caux (sic), John Bere, John Selampton, William Foghler, John Corewille. Dated Stokurcy, Thursday after St. John Baptist 11 Henry IV.
R.III f. 444.

Lease by Ralph Vernay to Thomas Hugchon and Cristina his wife for their lives, of a tenement with garden and two crofts adjoining at la Seynd in the parish of Stokurcy formerly in the tenure of John Laprey, at a yearly rent of 10s. for all save the king's service and suit of the grantor's court at Ediston twice a year, with warranty. Witnesses: Walter Caux (sic), Ralph Perys, Thomas Hardishull. Dated Ediston, St. John Baptist 10 Henry IV.
R.III. f. 444d.

Lease by John Vernay lord of Fayrefild and Avice his wife to Robert Lukays, Joan his wife and Thomas their son for their lives, of half a burgage with curtilage in the town of Stokurcy in the high street, between that of Robert Wylkoc called le Potter and that of Robert Smyth, and 2 acres of land in Tethulle between land of John Bakeler and of Maud Trent, at a yearly rent of 10s. for all save the king's service, with warranty of the said half burgage, and of the said 2 acres (which the grantors had of the inheritance of Thomas Tryvet late lord of Durborough). Witnesses: John Bakeler, Ralph Peris, Nicholas Crandon, John Tynbery (?), William Lucays. Dated Fayrefyld, Tuesday after the Annunciation 12 Richard II.
R.III. f. 445.

Lease by Michael de Edeston to Walter Boxse and Elizabeth his wife for their lives, of all those messuages and curtilages with the croft adjoining, according to the bounds, in le Seynne in the parish of Stokurcy, which were of the grantor's father, at a yearly rent of 4s. for all save the king's service, neither party falling trees nor making waste therein, save the said Walter and Elizabeth for maintenance of the said messuage and curtilage, and the said Michael for ploughs and yokes; with warranty. Witnesses: Roger Grey, John Bakeler, Robert Strecche, John Willames, Thomas Strecche. Dated Stokurcy, Sunday after St. James Ap. 44 Edward III.
R.III. f. 445d.

Indenture made at Edeston, Monday after St. Matthias 12 Richard II, being a bond by John Vernay in 40l. to warrant to Alice who was wife of Robert Strecche certain lands, etc., in Edeston in the parish of Stokurcy, to her leased for life and until Michaelmas after her decease by Thomas Strecche with warranty clause, who after by his charter granted the reversion thereof to the said John and his heirs, the said Alice having by his direction attorned tenant to the said John in presence of Richard Amys prior of Stokurcy and John Kedwelly clerk, saving her estate and term aforesaid and her warranty, and the said John having taken her fealty and discharged her of impeachment of waste. Witnesses: Walter Bluet knight, Henry Hillacre chaplain, John Bakeler, Ralph Piers, John Mareys. (French).
R.III. f. 445d.

Writing of Thomas Strecche, addressed to his sister Alice who was wife of Robert Strecche his brother, directing her to attorntenant of certain lands in Edeston in the parish of Stokurcy (already by him granted to her for life with warranty) to John Vernay, to whom he has by charter given the reversion thereof in fee. Dated Edeston, Sunday after St. Matthias 12 Richard II. (French).
R.III. f. 446d.

Indenture made at Edystone, Sunday St. Perpetua and St. Felicitas 12 Richard II, being a bond by John Vernay in 40l. to warrant to Alice who was wife of Robert Strecche for her life and until Michaelmas after her decease certain lands, etc., in Ediston to her granted by Lucy Rodemore (sister and heir of Robert and Thomas Strecche), who afterwards granted the reversion thereof to the said John and his heirs, the said Alice having, by direction of the said Lucy, in presence of Walter Bluet knight, Richard Amys prior of Stokurcy and John Bakeler, attorned tenant to the said John. Witnesses: Walter Bluet knight, Hugh Wyllynges parson of Scyrhampton* (sic), Thomas Bluet, John Bakeler, Ralph Pyers, John Mareys. (French).

R.III. f. 447. * Otterhampton. See above f. 434d., p. 511; also Weaver, Somerset Incumbents, where he figures as Hyo Dyllyng; and Register of bishop Bowet, Somerset Record Soc. xiii.

Lease by Ralph Vernay to William Trybon and Alice his wife of a close in Ediston called Stondelfe with a meadow called Litilmede at the north west end, and the close of John Haule lieth on the east side thereof; also a croft with a garden on the west side thereof between the high road and the Stendelfe; also a small garden by the tenement of Alice Strecche extending to her wall on the east side; to hold after the decease of the said Alice for their lives, at a yearly rent of 12s. for all save the king's service and suit of the grantor's court of Ediston twice a year, in consideration of 26s. 8d. paid, with covenant to make and maintain enclosures between the same and the grantor's holding, and bond in 20l for warranty. Witnesses: John Puett, John Lucays chaplains, John Hawle, John Caux (sic), John Beere, John Selampton, William Foghler, John Cordwylle. Dated Stokcursy, Monday before St. Matthias 6 Henry IV.
R.III. f. 447.

Indenture of agreement, made at Dunsterre on Friday after St. John ante portam Latinam 4 Edward III, 1330, between Hamelin de Godley (tenant of one messuage, one rarucate of land and 60s. rent in Byknaller in the town of Stokegummer of the fee of Sir John de Moheun) on the one part and the said John de Moheun on the other, whereby the said John, for himself and his heirs, grants to the said Hamelin power to give and assign the said messuage, land and rent, with knights' fees, rents and services of free men and villeins, to the dean and chapter of Wells and their successors in frank almoin, as fully as Richard de Wynnysforde ever held the same of the said John, the statute of mortmain notwithstanding, excluding himself from all claim to ward, marriage, homage, relief, scutage, aid or other service. Witnesses: John de Clyvedon, John de Erlee, Hugh de Langlonde, Ralph Sisours (sic) knights, Simon de Rooche, John Brette, Simon Brette, John de Derburgh, William de Cumbe.
R.III. f. 448.

Rental of Stokegumer (undated).


Richard Boys, one messuage, 11d.; another called Halle Place with grange etc., 9s. 10d.; 2 acres overland, 4s. Elizabeth White, a cottage, 30 acres of land and meadow in Stokegummer of old aster, 13s. 4d.


Richard Boys, one toft with meadow adjoining, 8 acres in Wicher by Preston Felde of old aster, 8s.
Edward Hertlonde, one tenement with curtilage and 3 acres in Prestonfelde, 2 acres in Spangrow (wood and underwood reserved to the lords) with a parcel of ground on the north of his tenement, 2s. 8d.
John Belamy, a tenement, 20 acres of land and meadow of old aster, cottage with curtilage, 3 acres of overland, 13s. 4d. Joan Crange, close of pasture 16 acres (late John Hankoc) as overland, 3s. 4d.; also in Byknaller of Stokgummer parsonage, 3 closes land and pasture with one croft whereon stands the barn of Byknalre rectory, 11s. 6d.
John Pykkard, 2 closes in Byknalre of Stookegummer parsonage, 5s.
John Laurence, in Halmasber' 18 acres overland, 18d.
Churchwardens of Stookegummer, one house called the churchowse, 6d.
Total, 3l. 13s. 11d.
R.III. f. 448d.

Decree of Ralph de Wikeham, official of R. bishop of Bath and Wells and his special commissary appointed to assess the vicarage of Dulting (which church is appropriated to the abbot and convent of Glastonbury), that the vicar shall have the whole demesne of the sanctuary which used to belong to the church, with wood, enclosed meadow, villeins, their services and all that goes with them, and freemen, their rents, homages and escheats, as the rectors had, the tithes of the lordship of Peter de la Mare lord of Prestelegh and his heirs, likewise all obventions and tithes to the church or altarage arising as well in money as of mills, flax, wool, lambs and calves, with mortuaries (the tithe of corn of the whole parish excepted, which with the tithes of wool, lambs, calves and cheese of the demesne shall remain to the abbot and convent as rectors); also pasture for 8 oxen with the abbot's oxen, and 6 kine with the abbot's kine, with two years' issue, and 300 sheep and two years' issue thereof, if he will keep so many, free of all tithe: he shall dwell in the houses which were the rector's, until they build him a manse acceptable to the bishop and his official; and bear the following charges, to the cathedral of Wells and the archdeacon 20s. for sequestrations, to the said archdeacon his procuration, synodals and customs, but not the pension of 4 marks to the sacristy of Glastonbury: extraordinary charges shall be borne two thirds by the abbey, one third by the vicar. Dated Wells, iiii non. April 1285. (Copies in the book called Secretum of the abbot of Glastonbury, and the two missals of Dultyng).

Payments to be made yearly of the church of Dultyng to the cathedral and the archdeacon.


For sequestrations 20s. (the cathedral 13s. 4d. thereof, the archdeacon 6s. 8d.)
The archdeacon, dead man's gift 12d.
The archdeacon, Easter rents 15d.


The archdeacon, procurations 7s.d.
The archdeacon, of Cranemore chapel 196½ d.
The archdeacon, of Dunhed chapel 196½d. Total 33s. 16½ d.
R.III. f. 449.

The farm of Withchurich in county Dorset.

Gift by Geoffrey de Mandeville to Joscelin bishop of Bath of the advowson of Whitcherch. Witnesses: Nicholas de Seleburn succentor, Hugh de Rumenal chaplain, Master Walter de Sancto Quintino, Master W. de Maidenestan, Walter de Cosyngton, John de Templo canons of Wells, William de Winterburn knight, Thomas le Vehyl, Roger de Blakford, Thomas de Altavilla, Stephen the chamberlain, William de Boneville, John de Benecumbe.
R.III. f. 450.

Award of R[ichard] bishop of Salisbury, in a cause pending before the abbots of St. Albans and Messenden and the prior of St. Albans, by order of Pope Honorius III, between Master Hugh de Greneford parson of Witcherch on the one part and Master W. de Welles vicar of Wudeton chapel, Thomas de la Wile clerk parson of the said chapel and Adam de Wudeton knight on the other, touching the tithes of Wudeton, which town is of Adam de Wudeton, (the parties having submitted the matter to him upon oath under a bond in 30 marks to observe his award, with the consent of the patron of the mother church,) that the said Hugh and every parson of the mother church of Witchirch shall take yearly 20s. of the clerk who shall have the tithes of Wudeton chapel, whether parson or vicar, and upon every decease or removal of the parson or vicar of the said chapel, the said Adam or his heirs shall present a successor, who shall take an oath of fealty to the said mother church, and to pay the said 20s., saving the ancient right of the mother church touching burials, etc.
R.III. f. 450. Hutchins, History of Dorset, ii. 269.

Inspeximus and confirmation of the above award by the dean and chapter of Salisbury. Dated 1224, by Master Robert chancellor of Salisbury.
R.III. f. 450d.

Ordinance of Robert bishop of Salisbury, in consideration of the insufficiency of the common funds of Salisbury and Wells, by assent of Joscelin bishop of Bath the patron, and of the chapter of Wells, at the petition of the dean and chapter of Salisbury, that after the decease or cession of Master Hugh de Greneford rector of Witechirche, the church shall be quit of a yearly pension of 60s. which the dean and chapter of Salisbury used to take thereof, and shall be provided with a vicar, at the presentation of the bishop of Bath, who shall be charged with synodals of 3s. twice a year (in lieu of the archdeacon's rights and other ordinary charges), the cure of souls, the service of the chapels of Stauntun and Chydyock by one chaplain and clerk, and of the chapel of Merswd by one chaplain and clerk, and shall take in name of his vicarage all obventions and oblations of the altarage thereof, with small tithes, tithes of mills (the tithes of hay of the whole parish and the small tithes of the court of the abbot of Abbedesbury in Little Wditun and of the courts of both chapters excepted), and the great tithes of the church demesne (except of the villenage), and have the short wood called Hauethull with the meadow of Casilia for hay, wood, husbote and heybote, 40d. yearly of the chapel of William de Charteray, and 2s. yearly of that of Cernemue, the manse and 2 acres of land which Herebert held, the manse with curtilages adjoining which Roger Wodhorn held, the land called Bury and Ryecrhoft (?), the services and customs of houses and curtilages in the tenure of Thomas Suillard and William Crockar, and of the land of Lidlegh held by Thomas the merchant (who pay no rent save towards the church light), valued in all at 20 marks, with common of pasture in the wood of Merswde and elsewhere conferred upon the chaplains of the said church by Nicholas de Mariscis. Whereas Master Hugh de Greneford has enriched the same with 27 acres of wood, the tenement of Peter de la Bere, 11s. yearly from the same arising, etc., there shall be in the said church one chaplain for ever to perform service for benefactors, who shall have the tithes great and small of the demesne of the abbot of Abbedesbury in Little Wodeton (except the tithe of hay), yearly value 2 marks (1 mark yearly being reserved to the abbot, as in a composition between him and the rector contained), also 20s. yearly of the chapel of Wodeton of Adam the knight, 11s. of the rent of Peter de la Bere with all the profit of his said tenement save tithes and rent towards the church light, 4s. arising from the tithes of 4 acres in the town of Kyngeston of Ralph Russell, a manse purchased by Master Hugh de Greneford of Roger le Sumeter, paying a yearly rent of 2s. towards the church light; he shall swear fealty to the vicar, be present with him at the services of the said church, and give him aid and counsel in ruling the church and parish: the presentation of such chaplain being reserved to the lord [bishop] of Bath and his successors. As to the residue of the lands, rents, buildings, services, etc., to the parson of the said church belonging the dean and chapter of Salisbury and their church shall have one moiety, the dean and chapter of Wells and their church the other, to increase their common funds. The portion of Salisbury shall be the parson's hall, with court and garden on the north side of the brook, Winesgore and Garshegge, one moiety of the church demesne, woods, feedings, liberties, etc., the rents and services of one virgate in the tenure of Edward de Putte, Osmer de Putte and William de Poudeleshurst, four half virgates in the tenure of Henry de Cruce, William de Cocwell, Hugh de Rihull and Osbert Watennia, five cottars' tenements of Roger Tinekar, Adam Segar, Ailward Snel, Wymarc the laundress, and Richard the shepherd, and one half virgate of Thomas the merchant, the tithes of Lidlegh, of the whole land of Gilbert de Anestie, of the tenants of Woditon Abbas, of Richard de Cumba, of Cumbe Woldeshee, la Wyle, the land of John Payne, la Saghe, the land of John and Hamon de Cinnoc, and of Nicholas de Mar[iscis], with all tithes belonging to the chapel of Merswod, and all on the north side of the church, of the land of Peter de la Bere, William de Grevleshe, Hmidescumbe, and so eastward, with those due from Pillesdon. The portion of Wells shall be the parson's barton with the garden between the same and the churchyard, the curtilage behind the same, the garden on the east side of the barton, the other moiety of the demesne, woods, etc., the rents and services of one virgate in the tenure of Durand de Butte, Roger de Butte and Godelina de Butte, one virgate of Richard son of Osmund, two half virgates of John de Huneshull and Hamund de Rihull. four ferlings of Hamund de Rihull, William Belle, Christina de Rihull and William King, seven cottars' tenements of Ralph de Manescumbe, Richard Bissop, John Ridar, Wymarc relict of Turstan, Geoffrey Ridar, Wareman and Robert Cuthop, the tithes of Cydiok, Stanton, la Butte, Rihull, of Henry the church tenant, Thomas the merchant, Richard son of Osmund, Geoffrey de la Burne and his tenants and John de Bouer, of Manes cumbe, Mortecumbe, Cochull, of William Bissop of Witchurch, of Hundeshull, Bacleshegge (?), la Putte, and Forestareshegge. The said chapters shall enter and possess their portions immediately upon the decease or cession of the said now parson; and (by assent of the dean and chapter of Salisbury and of the archdeacon) the bishop of Bath and the dean and chapter of Wells shall be exempt as regards their portion from the jurisdiction of the diocesan and archdeacon. Read, approved and sealed by J. bishop of Bath and the chapters of Salisbury and Wells, also with the seal of the bishop of Salisbury. Done at Salisbury, Christmas day 1210.
R.III. ff. 451–453.

Inspeximus and confirmation by Robert 'minister of the church of Salisbury' of an award made by H. abbot of Syreburn, Master William de Button official of the lord [bishop] of Bath, and Master Ph[ilip] de Sancto David (to whom the matter was referred by the parties), in a cause pending by authority of papal letters before the prior of Benetleya and others, between Master Hugh de Greneford rector of Witchurch in Dorset and the abbot and convent of Abbedesbiry, touching the tithes great and small of the abbey demesne in their manor of Wodeton, namely that the abbot and convent shall demise to the said church for ever all the said tithes, save the tithe of hay of their demesne meadow which the said rector has to them released, provided that the rector shall have the tithe of hay of any land hereafter to be brought to meadow, the rector and his successors shall pay at Wodeton 1 mark yearly at Easter and Michaelmas for this accord and release, and a pain of 12d. for every week's delay after the first: which award the parties accepted, and bound themselves to observe, submitting themselves to the bishop of Salisbury to enforce the same, in the month of December 1231 wherein it was made. Also of a charter whereby Robert de Mandeville patron of the said chinch ratified the above award.
R.III. f. 453. Hutchins, Historty of Dorset, ii. 269, 270.

Confirmation by Robert abbot of Malmesbury, H. prior and G. subprior of Bradenestoc (appointed by mandate of Pope Innocent III to determine a cause between Richard parson of Witechurch and William Heiron lord of Cernemue touching the chapel of Cernemue) of an accord between the parties; namely that the said parson and his successors shall take yearly of the clerk who shall hold the said chapel one mark in name of the pension of the mother church; that the said William the knight or his heirs shall upon a vacancy occurring present a clerk to the parson, and then to the bishop to be instituted after taking his oath of fealty to the mother church and for payment of the pension aforesaid: which acknowledgment of right was made by the said knight, by confession of his proctor, upon the altar of Witchurch, and sworn upon the gospels, saving the ancient rights of the mother church touching burials, etc. Witnesses: Samson precentor of Malmesbury, Master Richard de Sorstane, Master W. de Calla, Master Richard de Bremel, Matthew de Bremesham, W. Herding, Geoffrey de Witchurch, Alano breve suo (sic), Master R. de Foxle.
R.III. f. 453d. Hutchins, ii. 270.

Accord between Richard parson of Witchurch and William Heiron lord of Cernemuth touching the chapel of Cernemuth, in the terms last above mentioned. Witnesses: John de Caretot, Robert de Charteria, Osmund the chaplain, Osmund de Brideport, William de Calne, William de Qui, John de Mortestorn, John de Chippena (?), Ralph de Sancto Germano, Robert the clerk.
R.III. f. 454.

Gift by Robert de Mandevile to St. Wita and the church of Witchurch of the whole land of la Bere with the wood, extending along the street which passes outside the close of la Bere from the house late of Walter Grael to the leat of Honiford, and down the Watercourse of Honiford to Cerne, and through Cerne to Casihamme (Notecroft excepted, which Peter de la Bere holds of grantor and his heirs, and the meadow which Henry the prior likewise holds between la Bere and Cerne); also the whole land of þornehull to the east of Honiford with the wood, and from the corner on the north of þornehull to the crooked (crocata) oak by the thorn (which are the bounds of grantor's wood and that of William de Osholt), thence along the hedges to the leat of Honiford, free of all service, at the instance of his clerk Master Hugh de Greneford rector of Witchurch. Witnesses: Sir Luke de la Bere, Sir L. de Jarpunville, Master Nicholas vicar of Tanthon, Sir Adam de Wodintun, Geoffrey de la Bere, Gilbert de Anestie, Sir Hugh chaplain of Witchurch, William de Greneford, Richard Longus, Richard de Herwes, Richard de Dona clerk.
R.III. f. 454d. Hutchins, ii. 270.

Writing indented by John de Chidiok knight lord of Chidiok, having been more fully informed by his neighbours concerning the right of the dean and chapter of Wells in a piece of ground adjoining the chapel of Chidiok whereon a grange has by them been built, touching which a dispute had arisen with them and their farmer of Witchurch, acknowledging that the same is the right of the church of Witchurch and of the dean and chapter; and quitclaim thereof to the dean and chapter and their farmer and to their successors; in consideration whereof the dean and chapter have granted to the said John, that in case they, their successors or their farmers in the said grange should happen to brew for tavern sale, he and his heirs shall have the amends for breach of the assize. Dated Chidiok, Friday after St. Petronilla 4 Edward II. Witnesses: Sir William de Bourne canon of Wells, Sir Stephen de Northwode vicar of Witchurch, William Lyt, William de la Forde, John Bortheyn, John the clerk, Richard Cnyot.
R.III. f. 454d.

Admission and institution by Herbert bishop of Salisbury of William de Well' clerk as parson of Witchurch, upon the pre sentation of Robert de Manrleville knight, paying every year to the common fund of Salisbury 60s. at Michaelmas. Dated Sunning, x kal. February 21 bishop Herbert, by the hand of William de Winton. Witnesses: Hugh the chancellor, A. the treasurer, Master T. subdean of Salisbury, A. archdeacon of Berkshire, Master Richard, Thomas de Disc' canons of Salisbury, William de Grimel', Martin de Wilton, Master William de camera, Master Peter de Winton.
R.III. f. 455.

Ratification by Robert abbot of Malmesbury, H. prior and G. subprior of Bradenestok (appointed by mandate of Pope Innocent III to determine a cause between Richard parson of Witchurch and Jordan Malet clerk touching the church of Cernemue) of an accord between the parties, whereby the said Jordan shall hold the said chapel during his life, paying yearly to the mother church and to the parson of Witchurch one mark in name of a pension, saving also the ancient right of the mother church touching the burial of the dead, etc.; also of the oath taken by the said Jordan in their presence of fealty to the mother church and for payment of the pension aforesaid. Witnesses: Master John de Winton, Master Richard de Sorestone, John de Foxle, Philip the clerk, Henry the clerk, Simon de Hilleia.
R.III. f. 455.

Proxy by J. bishop of Bath and the chapter of Wells, addressed to R. dean of Salisbury and the chapter, in favour of William archdeacon of Wells and William provost of Cumba canons of Wells, whom they are sending with full power to complete the business of the church of Witchurch. Dated Wells, pridie id. August 1241.
R.III. f. 455d.

Collation, institution and induction by Richard 'minister of the church of Salisbury' of Master Hugh de Greneford clerk to Witchurch as parson, upon the presentation of Robert de Mandeville knight, paying yearly to the common fund of Salisbury a pension of 60s. Dated New Salisbury, xi kal. March 5 bishop Richard, by the hand of John the chaplain. Witnesses: Master William de Merton, Master Elias de Derham, Richard de Mapoudre, Bartholomew de Kemmes and Valentine canons of Salisbury, Robert son of Geoffrey, Gilbert parson of Stapelbrugge, Ralph de Gosle, Hugh Malet, Richard Pauncefot, Andrew the chamberlain, Master Roger de Wyth'.
R.III. f. 455d.

Confirmation by Jocelin son of Hubert, canon of Wells, and Reginald Knihpt to Sir Miles the chaplain and his assigns, of the sale of that land of their tenement which he purchased of Master Adam the physician canon of Wells, and the said Adam of John de Cardevile and Mirabella his sister, at a yearly rent of 4d. to the said Jocelin and Reginald. Witnesses: Sir Henry Lond' canon of Wells, Walter the chamberlain, Philip de Wyke, Master Thomas Norreis, David the chaplain, Lawrence the reeve, William Bouche, Richard de Dener', Godfrey Petit.
R.III. f. 456.

Proxy by R. dean of Salisbury and the chapter to E. [Giles] archdeacon of Berksyre and R. the succentor, touching the appointment of the church of Witchchurch. Dated Salisbury, St. Luke 1239, by A. the chancellor.
R.III. f. 456.

Fine levied at Westminster in the quinzaine of Michaelmas 26 Henry III, between Geoffrey de Maundeville plaintiff and Joscelin bishop of Bath, the dean and chapter of Wells, Robert bishop of Salisbury and the dean and chapter of Salisbury deforciants, of the advowson of Witchurch upon a writ of darrein presentment, assuring the advowson of the vicarage to the bishop of Bath, in consideration whereof the plaintiff shall be partaker in all benefits and prayers of both churches.
R.III. f. 456. Fry, Dorset Fines, p. 71.

Charter of King John, reciting a finding in his court by a jury of knights of the vicinage of Merswude that [Geoffrey de Mandeville] the elder held the barony of Merswude as his right and inheritance, and begot Robert de Mandeville, and Robert begot another Geoffrey de Mandeville, to wit Geoffrey of Cocre, who begot Robert de Mandeville father of Robert de Mandeville then claiming the said barony; that the said Geoffrey the elder, after the death of his first wife (mother of Robert as aforesaid) married another, and begot Ralph de Mandeville, who held the said barony after his father's death by the will of King H[enry], for that he was a better knight than. Robert his first born brother, and Ralph begot a daughter Dionisia, who was married to William son of John then steward of Normandy, and he had by her Henry de Tylly: rendering and confirming thereupon to Robert de Mandeville (issue of the first born son and right heir of Geoffrey the elder) and to his heirs the said barony of Merswude with liberties, etc., to hold of the king and his heirs for ever by the service thereof due, and ordering that the said Robert shall not be thereof disseised nor impleaded by any claimant upon writ of mort d' ancestor, but only upon writ of right. Witnesses: J. bishop of Norwich, P. bishop of Winchester, G. son of Peter earl of Essex, R. earl of Chester, W. earl de Ferrariis, R. constable of Chester, Robert Fitz Walter, Robert de Veteri Ponte, W. Bruwerr', Peter de Stoke. Dated Porecestre, 24 May 8 John, by the king's hand.
R.III. f. 456d.

24 January 1667. The dean and chapter of Wells versus Charles Thurleby clerk. Certificate, signed by Jo. Harvey and Jn. Rickman, that this parchment manuscript was shewed unto Alexander Harrison gentleman at his examination at Wells, by virtue of a commission out of the Exchequer.
R.III. f. 457d.