Assize Roll 1238. Divers Counties.
6 Edward I.
Pleas of Juries and Assizes taken at Lancastre
on the morrow of the exaltation of the
Holy Cross before John de Reygate and William
de Northburgh, Justices assigned, and Ranulph de
Dakre and Richard le Botyler, whom they have
associated to themselves, in the sixth year of
the reign of king edward son of king henry
[15 September 1278].
Roll of William de Norburg of the County of
Novel disseisin (fn. 1) —Benedict vicar of Gerstang church v.
John le Taylur re a dyke set up in Gerstang.
Case struck out as Benedict has died.
Nuisance (fn. 1) —William de Dydesbiry v. John de Byrum,
Simon de Gousle, Robert son of Sewall, Robert son of
Stephen, Richard fiz la vedue and Robert son of Sampson
re a dyke set up in Dydesbiry.
Plaintiff alleges that owing to the dyke, whereas he used to drive his
oxen, calves, beasts and other cattle, direct from his house to the common
pasture in Dydesbiry, he is now obliged to go about a league round. Defendants
deny damage, and say that plaintiff has ample access to his pasture, the
dyke being ½ league from his house. Verdict, that a quarter of the dyke,
10 perches long, is to the plaintiff's hurt. Judgment, that the said quarter
be demolished at defendants' cost; and for defendants as to the rest of
the dyke. Damages 2s. C.
Novel disseisin (fn. 1) —Alice who was wife of Master William de
Preston v. Nicholas son of Roger de Preston, Roger son
of Adam, Robert le Wodeward and John his son re a toft,
9 acres of land and I acre of meadow in Preston.
Nicholas says that he bought the tenement from Alice for 49s. sterling,
which he paid to her and to her creditors at her command. Alice admits an
agreement between them, but it came to nothing. Verdict, that Alice
sold the tenement to the wife of Nicholas. Judgment for defendants.
Novel disseisin (fn. 2) —John de Kyrkeby v. Roger de Lancastre,
Simon le Taylur and others re a tenement in Kirkeby Irelith.
Put back to the next coming of John de Reygate and William de
Norburgh hither, on plaintiff's account: the writ to remain with the Sheriff.
Novel disseisin (fn. 2) —Isold daughter of Hugh le Forester
and Alice her sister v. William de Catherton, Richard his
brother and others re a tenement in Elhal.
Plaintiffs withdraw writ, by permission.
Novel disseisin (fn. 2) —Alexander le Mey of Barton v. Geoffrey
le Byrun and the Abbot of Stanlowe re common of pasture
Case struck out as Alexander has died.
Novel disseisin (fn. 2) —Roger de Sambyry and Agnes his wife
v. Robert de Hampton and Margery his wife re common
of pasture in Samesbury.
Case struck out as Robert has died.
Novel disseisin (fn. 2) —Henry son of Henry de Clayton v.
William de Aluetham, John de Chuttesworthe and others re
a tenement in Clayton.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Richard de Ryston and John de
Novel disseisin (fn. 2) —Adam de Byry v. Henry de Lascy, Earl
of Lincoln, and others re a tenement in Totington.
Put back to the next coming of the said Justices hither.
Novel disseisin (fn. 3) —Juliana daughter of John Gilibrond v.
Robert de Hoyland, Jordan Taluate, Richard de Coppedhirst, Richard son of Elyas, Simon le Taylur and John
son of Richard de Goldeburne re a messuage, a croft, 7
oxgangs of land, a moiety of the site of a water mill, 2 acres of
meadow and 10 acres of wood, in Goldeburn.
Robert, by Henry de Huton his bailiff, denies that Juliana was
seised; Juliana says she was in good seisin. Later, plaintiff withdraws
writ by permission.
Adam (fn. 3) de Herthilliswik, (fn. 4) Adam de Bikerstat, William
de Clacton, William de Catherton, Richard de Aula, Alan
de Welslet, Richard de Hilton, Geoffrey de Chadirton,
Richard de Wirkedlee, William de Hopwode and Adam
de Eckelles, fined for a tumult.
Novel disseisin (fn. 3) —Richard son of Robert Smith v. Geoffrey
Brun and the Abbot of Stanlowe re common of pasture
in Svinton. (fn. 5)
Put back to the next coming of the Justices of all Pleas hither unless
John de Reigate and William de Northburgh come first to these parts, for
lack of jurors; the writ etc., and the jury are ordered to view on Sunday
next after the feast of S. Michael [2 October 1278].
Novel disseisin (fn. 3) —William son of William de Ponte v.
Adam de Bury, Henry son of Cecily de Hepe, John le
Archer, Geoffrey son of Jennet, (fn. 6) Matthew son of Adam de
Bury, William son of Richard, Adam son of Gilbert, Roger
his brother and William son of Robert Stute re a messuage
and 1 oxgang in Bury.
Adam, by William de Radeclyue his bailiff, says that he simply claims
his own demesne; for one Roger de Boulton held the tenement as his
tenant and wished to alienate it, so Adam seized it into his own hands.
Verdict, for plaintiff, with Judgment. Damages 2s. C.
Novel disseisin (fn. 3) —Adam son of Richard de Boynton (fn. 7) v.
Roger le Keu of Symondeston and Margery his wife and
others re a tenement in Simondestan.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; no sureties, poor.
Cases put back to the next coming of the Justices of
All Pleas hither, unless John de Reigate &c.
Novel disseisin (fn. 8) —Richard de Muston v. Robert de Grelley
and others re a dyke demolished in Denton.
Novel disseisin (fn. 8) —William son of John de Snythehill (fn. 9) v.
Richard son of Thomas de Perepunt and others re a tenement
Novel disseisin (fn. 8) —John de Bromhirst v. Robert de Gredleye re common of pasture in Barton belonging to freehold
Novel disseisin (fn. 8) —Adam de Hulme v. Robert de Gredleye,
Robert de Birkes and others re a tenement in Hulme.
Novel disseisin (fn. 8) —Adam de Holm v. Robert de Gredleye,
Robert de Schothou (fn. 10) and others re a tenement in Barton.
Novel disseisin (fn. 8) —Alice daughter of Robert de Staynyng
v. Henry de la Lee re a messuage and 6 acres in Frenkesslee.
Henry says that one Emma daughter of William de Durrem, before
Walter de Helyon and his fellow justices last in Eyre in that county,
recovered the tenement by writ of Mort d'Ancestor from Robert de Stayning
father of Alice. Verdict, that Emma recovered and enfeoffed Henry. Judgment for defendant: plaintiff poor.
Novel disseisin (fn. 8) —Nicholas de Turton and Eve his wife
v. Thomas son of Henry and Ammyria his wife and others re
obstruction of a way in Turton.
Put back to the next coming etc., unless etc., by default of the jurors
who have not viewed, and they are ordered to make a view; the writ etc.
Novel disseisin (fn. 11) —John Byrun and Jennet his wife v. Philip,
Abbot of Roche and others re a tenement in Butterworth.
Put back to the next coming etc., unless etc., because Henry de Trafford,
Richard de Workedel, (fn. 12) Richard de Urmeston, Robert de Schoresworth,
Richard de Boulton, Henry de Tonge, Robert de Barlowe, William de Bradechae,
Robert de Rediche, Adam de Werberton, Thomas de Heton, Richard de
Redeford and Roger de Boulton, jurors of that Assize, have not made a view ;
so they are fined; the writ etc.
William de Dutton, (fn. 13) Serjeant of Blakeburneschyre, fined
m. 31 dorso.
Novel disseisin (fn. 13) —Henry son of Reginald v. Richard le
Botyler re a messuage and 5 roods of land in Wytele.
Thomas de Leyland, defendant's bailiff, says that he had entry through
Cecily mother of Henry. Later, Henry withdraws writ by permission.
Novel disseisin (fn. 13) —Adam de Pennesbyry (fn. 14) v. Roger de
Pennesbyry and Amabel who was wife of Elyas de Pennesbyry re the manor of Pennesbyry.
Amabel says that she has entry through Roger who assigned the manor
to her as dower after the death of Elyas her husband, son (fn. 15) of Roger.
Verdict, that Roger disseised Adam of the manor, except Brailesdon and
the Milneridyng and the moiety of a water mill on Irewelle. Judgment
for Adam, except as above; and, as Roger of his own free will warranted
the said manor to Amabel, she is to have of his lands to the same value,
and the Sheriff is to put her in seisin in a fitting place without delay.
Damages, 40d. C.
Novel disseisin (fn. 13) —Roger de Walleye v. Beatrice de Blakeburne, Adam son of Elyas and others re a tenement in
Plaintiff withdraws writ, by permission.
The following cases are put back to the next &c.
Novel disseisin (fn. 13) —John de Euyas and Cecily his wife v.
Robert de Holand and Elizabeth his wife re a tenement
Novel disseisin (fn. 13) —Same v. same re obstruction of 5 ways
Novel disseisin (fn. 13) —Agnes de Salbury and Richard son of
Richard v. Thomas de Holton, Dyonisia his wife and
others re common of pasture in Salbury. (fn. 16)
Novel disseisin (fn. 13) —William de Hillepol v. William de la
Mare and others.
John de Faldworthyng of Keredyn one summoner of the Assize fined
for not coming, and John de Farinton, Bailiff of the fee of Leylandschire,
fined for not making the summoner come, nor the Assize.
Novel disseisin (fn. 17) —Emma daughter of Margery de Sonky
v. Symon son of Margery de Sonky re a tenement in
Plaintiff did not prosecute : no sureties, poor.
Novel disseisin (fn. 18) —Emma daughter of Hugh le Norrays
v. Hugh le Norrays, Robert de Holand and Roger
Thunwich re 2 messuages, 20 acres of arable land and
7 acres of meadow in Blakerod.
Hugh says that he succeeded as heir of Hugh le Norrays his uncle,
who died seised. Verdict for plaintiff against Hugh and Roger only.
Judgment accordingly. Damages, 40d.
Novel disseisin (fn. 19) —Richard son of Robert and Thomas
his brother, v. Robert son of Thomas, Warrin son of
Matthew, Richard de Lascell and Avice his wife re 3
messuages. 20 acres of land, 12 acres of wood, moor and
marsh, (fn. 20) in Holand and Dalton.
The plaintiffs say that Robert their father enfeoffed them by charter
which they produce. Verdict, that Robert son of Thomas, father of the
plaintiffs, as he dared not for certain reasons remain in the country,
surrendered the tenement to the Abbot of Cokersaund, chief lord of the
fee, who later enfeoffed Matthew father of Warrin; and Matthew in
course of time enfeoffed Richard de Lascell and Avice ; and that in no
way could Robert enfeoff his sons so that they could have seisin. Judgment for defendants ; plaintiffs poor.
Nuisance (fn. 21) —Hugh le Surreys v. John de Knol re a
fence demolished in Weteley. (fn. 22)
Plaintiff says that the fence protected his crops from devastation by
wild animals and other beasts, and that owing to its demolition his crops
are trodden down and destroyed. John says that Hugh wished to set
up a fence a long way into the pasture of the vill of Weteley, where never
fence had been before, which seeing he pulled it down. Verdict, that
John de Knoll pulled down 6 perches wrongfully, and 3 perches, newly
set up on John's common, justly. Judgment accordingly, John to repair
the 6 perches. Damages 6d. C.
Novel disseisin (fn. 23) —Margery late wife of Robert le Feure
v. Geoffrey Birun and the Abbot of Stanlowe re common
of pasture in Swynton.
Plaintiff did not prosecute ; no sureties, poor.
Novel disseisin (fn. 23) —John de Workedesley v. the Abbot of
Stanlowe and Geoffrey Birun re common of pasture in
Swynton, belonging to his freehold in Workedesle.
Plaintiff comes but withdraws, sureties John Cissor and Jordan de
Novel disseisin (fn. 23) —Richard son of Robert de Turton v.
Robert son of Henry de Turton and Alice his wife re a
messuage and 12 acres in Heton.
Defendants admit disseisin, so to custody. Plaintiff remits damages.
Later defendants' redemption is remitted, as they are poor.
Novel disseisin (fn. 24) —Adam son of Richard de Heton v.
Elias (fn. 25) son of Ranulph de Heton re common of pasture in
Plaintiff does not prosecute; sureties, Robert de Hetton and Richard son
of Robert de Torton.
Novel disseisin (fn. 23) —Almarica daughter of Siward de Mortown v. William son of William de Hil re a messuage and
3 acres in Acton.
Put back to next coming etc., unless etc. because the jury have not
viewed. Jury ordered to view on Monday next after the feast of S. Michael
Novel disseisin (fn. 26) —Alice de Heckeles v. Henry de Strafford
and Henry son of Hamo re common of pasture in 2 acres
of moor and pasture in Cliffton.
Henry de Strafford says that Alice has no separate freehold in that vill
in right of which she could claim common, and that he as lord of the vill
approved part of the common under the Statute of Merton. Verdict, that
Alice has a separate tenement with adequate common, but that Henry has
enclosed about one acre so that Alice has not free entry and exit, as she
is obliged to drive her cattle about a furlong [quarentenam] round.
Judgment, Alice to recover free entry and exit only. Damages for the same
Novel disseisin (fn. 27) —Ellen daughter of Hugh de Cliffton v.
Henry de Trafford and others re tenement in Cliffton.
Put back to next coming, etc., unless etc., for default of jury who
were not summoned to view.
Novel disseisin (fn. 28) —William de Dydesbyrry, v. John de
Birun, Simon de Gousle, Robert son of Sewall, Robert son
of Stephen, Richard fiz la vedue and Robert son of
Sampson re common of pasture in 11 acres of wood
pasture in Didesbyry.
John and Simon say that they are lords of the vill of Dydesbyry and
plaintiff is Simon's tenant, and they plead the Statute of Merton. William
says he holds nothing under John and the Statute does not apply as John
and Simon are not sharers in right of blood, and the enclosure is at the
edge of the vill and he has not free entry and exit. Verdict, that John
and Simon are joint lords and William has ample common and the Statute
holds good. Judgment for defendants.
Novel disseisin (fn. 28) —Alice daughter of Adam de Blakeburne
v. John de Halghton, Ellen his wife, Katerine, Matilda
and Jennet his daughters and Gilbert le Garzun Johan
re 6 acres in Halghton.
John, Ellen and Gilbert say that they claim nothing in the tenement, and
Katerin, Matilda and Jennet say they are seised thereof by gift from John.
Verdict, that John enfeoffed Alice and put her in seisin subject to the
condition that the tenement should revert to John if at a fixed term he
should give to Alice a mantle and a cloak [supertunicam] and 12s. at
stated terms. John failed to keep the covenant so Alice took part of the
tenement and allotted part to others, and afterwards John did not allow
her to make use of it. Judgment for plaintiff, and as the Jury find that
John and the others disseised her after the King's Statute, so all to custody
and damages doubled. Later, fine ½ mark, surety Adam de Houcton.
Damages 2s. C.
Novel disseisin (fn. 28) —John de Ursewyk v. William de Clagheton, (fn. 29) Alice late wife of Henry de Croft, Peter de Kellett,
Robert del Crag, (fn. 30) John del Crag and Thomas son of
Michael re common of pasture in 10 acres of pasture,
anciently wood, in Overkellet.
Alice says that all she holds in Overkellet is in dower of the heritage
of Roger son of Henry de Croft, a minor, and that she, in his name,
with William and one Ralph de Daker chief lords of that vill approved
waste under the Statute of Merton, etc. John says that the said common
lies among the plough lands of the vill below Akergarth, where no waste
is, and the Statute should not extend to such places. Defendants say
that even if the Statute does not apply no injury is done, for the custom
clearly is that joint owners of vills may break up and approve parts of
the pasture adjacent to their arable land, as this is. Verdict for plaintiff,
with Judgment. Damages 2s.
Novel disseisin (fn. 31) —Adam de Byri v. Henry de Lacy, Earl
of Lincoln, Alexander de Elton and Richard his son re
20 acres in one place, 2 acres of arable land in another
and 60 acres of moor and wood, in Byry.
Henry, by Gilbert de Clifton his steward, says that he knows nothing of
the matter; the others say that Adam was never seized. Verdict for
defendants, with Judgment.
It is shown to the Justices (fn. 32) that Adam de Oustwyk, under
bailiff of Orm de Kellet, has remitted the King's fines
contrary to his oath: so fined, and amerced to the value
m. 32 dorso.
Novel disseisin (fn. 33) —Matilda who was wife of Ralph Godard
and Richard son of Ralph v. Hugh Godard and Robert le
Mouner re common of pasture in 1 acre in Estcherinok.
Same v. Hugh Godard and Adam of the Strette re common
of pasture in 8 acres in Estcherinok.
Same v. Hugh Godard and Adam son of Henry re
common of pasture in 40 acres of moor in Estcherinok.
Same v. Hugh Gogard and William Gogard re common
of pasture in 3 acres of wood in Estcherinok.
Same v. John Aylsi and Henry Ashoks (fn. 34) re common of
pasture in 4 acres of wood in Estcherinok.
Same (fn. 35) v. Hugh Godard, John Aylsy and Richard son
of Adam Esthesrette re common of pasture in 10 acres
of moor in Estcherinok.
Hugh, for himself and the others, his tenants, says that he is chief
lord of Estchernok and Matilda and Richard are his tenants, and that
he approved waste under the Statute of Merton. Plaintiffs say they hold
half a carucate of land and have not enough common for an oxgang. Verdict
in the first and last three cases for defendants, with Judgment; in the
2nd case for plaintiff against Adam only as to 4 out of the 8 acres, with
Judgment, damages 8s.; in the 3rd case for plaintiff as to 20 out of the
40 acres, with Judgment, damages 11d. Plaintiffs fined as to the several
other false claims; but excused, being poor.
Novel disseisin (fn. 36) —Adam son of John de Blakeburne v.
Beatrix de Blakeburne, John son of Roger and Hugh le
Charpunter re common of pasture in Wysewall, viz. in
one place 4 perches long by one perch wide, and in another
place 3 perches long by one perch wide.
Beatrix says that on her own ground adjacent to her messuage, on
the plots in question, she erected two cottages as easements for cattle as
she had right by the custom of the country, as her neighbours have done.
Adam says that Beatrix is not a joint owner of the vill, all she owns
being by purchase, and she erected the cottages on his common, and if
Beatrix could thus build and rent [arrentare] he might be deprived of all
his common in her land—and he asks that the assize may be taken under the
common law of the land, and not by custom. Verdict that defendants did
no injury, as the cottages are built on her own land and arable land
near the vill; the custom of the country is that any villagers may approve
their arable land near their messuages and the vills where they dwell
for the purpose of building such cottages. Judgment for defendants.
Novel disseisin (fn. 37) —William de Hillepol v. William de la
Mare and others re a tenement in Longeton.
Put back to the next Eyre etc. unless etc., for lack of Jurors, who
have not come in full numbers.
Novel disseisin (fn. 38) —Adam de Hocgton v. Peter de Burnhull
and others re a tenement in Hoghton.
Similarly put back, because the jurors of the assize have not viewed.
Writ to remain with the Sheriff.
Novel disseisin (fn. 39) —Adam Muton v. William Muton, Roger
de Chippenley and Richard son of Hugh de Ribbecestre re
3½ acres of land in assart and 8 acres of moor and wood
Richard says that he holds by William's gift, and that Adam was once
so seised and wished to sell to Roger; Roger preferred to be enfeoffed by
William rather than by Adam, so Adam of his free will surrendered to
William, who enfeoffed Roger; in course of time Richard talked to Roger
about buying the land, and Roger surrendered it to William as before,
being chief lord, and William enfeoffed Richard. Adam says that he
left the country to look for work and was disseised in his absence.
Verdict, that William enfeoffed Adam, who afterwards left the country
and stayed elsewhere in service. In course of time William heard that
Adam was dead, so took possession of the tenement and ejected Adam's
servant and afterwards enfeoffed Roger, and then Richard; and Adam never
surrendered. William, being asked if he will warrant the tenement to
Richard, has a day fixed before the Justices in Eyre, when next they come.
Judgment for plaintiff against William only. Damages ½ mark; C. Adam
Novel disseisin (fn. 40) —Margery who was wife of Hugh le
Norreys of Haugh v. Hugh son of Alan le Norreys, Henry
his brother and Robert de Hoiland re a third part of
30 acres of wood in Blakerode.
Robert says that Margery was never seised, as she holds 2 oxgangs
for the third part of the said wood belonging to her as dower. Margery
says that the bailiff of the Lord Edmund endowed her with a third
of the wood, and she was seised long before Robert owned land in the
vill. Verdict, that Margery holds 2 oxgangs in dower, besides part of the
ground of the said wood, except however in the said wood pannage, bees
and birds (erased). (fn. 41) Judgment for defendants.
Nuisance (fn. 40) —Richard de Urmeston v. Jordan de Hilton,
and William son of William son of Valentine de Flixton
re a dyke set up in Urmeston.
Plaintiff says that the dyke interferes with his access to his common,
which is now not so convenient. Defendants say the dyke is in Flixton,
and plaintiff consented to it. Verdict, that the dyke is in Urmeston and
interferes etc. Judgment for plaintiff. The dyke to be demolished at the
cost of Jordan and William. Damages 12d.
Novel disseisin (fn. 42) —Emma de Sonky v. Symon Truppe (fn. 43)
of Sonky, Margery de la Bure and Henry son of Geoffrey
re a messuage in Liuerpol and 10 acres in West Derbe.
Symon says that one William Pilche his brother died seised and
that he is next heir, and Emma has quit claimed to him all her right
therein. Verdict for defendants, with Judgment; plaintiff poor.
Mort d'Ancestor (fn. 42) —Hugh son of Alan le Norreys, in right
of Hugh le Norreys, his uncle, v. Alan son of Hugh le
Norreys (as to 26 acres of land, 13 acres of wood, 2 acres
of meadow, 2 acres of pasture), Robert le Norreys (as to
29 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow, 1½ acres of wood),
Cecily daughter of Hugh le Norreys (as to 21 acres of
land, 3 acres of meadow, 10 acres of wood) and Hugh
son of Haymo le Waleys (fn. 44) (as to 11 acres of land, 2½ acres
of meadow, 4 acres of wood) re 87 acres of land, 19½
acres of meadow, 28½ acres of wood and 2 acres of pasture
etc. in Blakerode.
Defendants say that Hugh enfeoffed them at a certain feast of Holy
Trinity and put them in full seisin, in which they continued during the
life time of Hugh until the feast of S. Laurence next following. Verdict,
that Hugh enfeoffed defendants and did not die seised. Judgment for
m. 33 dorso.
Novel disseisin (fn. 45) —Roger de Farneworth, clerk v. Adam
son of John de Magna Lever re common of pasture in
500 acres of wood, moor and marsh, in Farneworth.
Adam says that plaintiff is in seisin and can use the common if he
chooses; that he distrained on the said pasture for 16 pence due from
plaintiff for a tenement he holds of Adam. Roger says that he holds
nothing of Adam but he holds a tenement of John de Lever father of
Adam, who is still alive, and pays rent of 16 pence to him, not to Adam.
Verdict for plaintiff, with Judgment. Damages, 40d.
Novel disseisin (fn. 46) —Richard son of Henry son of Ralph
v. William le Boteler, Henry le Chappeleyn, Robert Stel,
William le Messer and Richard son of Bene re 2 messuages
Richard (fn. 47) de Molineus, bailiff of William his lord, says, as to one
messuage, that he claims nothing except custody in right of one Simon
son of William (sic) son of Ralph elder brother of the said Richard,
without whom he cannot bring that tenement into judgment, as he is not
named in the writ. As to the other messuage, one Emery le Boteler,
father of William, died seised thereof and William was then under age
in custody of the Earl of Derby; and while he was thus in custody the
Earl's bailiff handed over the messuage to Henry son of Ralph, plaintiff's
father, who held it at will while William was in the Earl's custody. When
his lord came of age he allowed Henry to hold the said messuage at will,
on whose death he seized it into his own hands as being held by a tenant
at will: and one Robert [blank], as bailiff for the other defendants,
Verdict for plaintiff against all but William le Boteler as to the first
messuage, with Judgment. As to the second messuage, that Henry was
never seised except as tenant at will, so for defendants, with Judgment.
Novel disseisin (fn. 48) —William de Maghall v. Gilbert de
Halsale and others re tenement in Maghall.
Plaintiff withdraws writ by permission.
Nuisance (fn. 49) —Robert de Hoyland and Alina his wife v.
Roger Collan of Slene, Juliana his wife, William de
Catherton, Laderena his wife, Adam fiz Gille, John son of
Roger de Heysam, Ralph son of Peter de Lancastre, Michael
Ferweton, Adam de Brancebrek, (fn. 50) Roger Delan, Richard
son of Robert (fn. 51) de Thornholm and Adam Pacok re a fence
demolished in Ellal.
Put back to the next etc. unless etc., for lack of jurors, for that
the parties have brought so many calumnies against the jurors. (fn. 52) The
Novel disseisin (fn. 49) —Roger de Slene and Juliana his wife
v. Robert de Hoyland and Alina his wife re common of
pasture in Ellale.
Put back to same term at plaintiffs' request.
Novel disseisin (fn. 48) —John de Bromhyhurst v. Alexander le
Mey re common of pasture in Barton.
Case struck out, Alexander being dead.
Certification (fn. 53) —Ralph son of Adam de Thornnedel v.
Robert de Braddel re tenement in Thornedleye.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; fine remitted, he being under age.
Certification (fn. 53) —John de Merclough (fn. 54) v. the Prior of
Birskeouk (fn. 55) re one acre in Dalton.
The Sheriff was ordered to bring hither this day the 12 jurors of
the Assize of Novel disseisin taken and held before John de Reygate
and William Northburg, Justices assigned at Lancastre, between the above
parties, to certify them upon certain articles touching that Assize. John
and the Prior come and 10 jurors only of the former Assize, and it is
certified that 2 are in Wales. And John, being asked on what articles
he asks that the Justices be made more sure, says that at the former trial
about the said acre (which he held by sure feoffment of John de Orrul),
the jurors found that he was never seised, in that he had not then his
charter by which the jury could certify his seisin; and he asks that the
jury should deal with their first verdict. The jury, being examined on
this, say as before that John was never in seisin. Judgment for defendant,
and John to take nothing by his Certification but is fined for false claim.
Mort d'Ancestor (fn. 56) —Thomas son of Hugh de Dalton, in
right of his father v. Benedict Gernet re 8 acres in Dalton.
Benedict says that he claims only through Margaret his wife, who is
not named in the writ. Nonsuit, with leave to proceed by another writ.
Novel disseisin (fn. 56) —Ellen daughter of Ralph de Egergard
v. Richard Bastard and Adam son of Richard Osebern
re a tenement in Lathum.
Plaintiff withdraws writ by permission.
Mort d'Ancestor (fn. 56) —Robert son of Warin de Burschou
and Agnes his wife v. Richard son of Peter and Roger
son of Robert re 8 acres in Skelmarisdale.
Plaintiffs did not prosecute; sureties, Thomas de Leys and Robert his son.
Novel disseisin (fn. 56) —Alice who was wife of Robert de
Tyncler v. Master Richard de Marclane re a third part
of 4 tofts in Wygan.
Defendant absent; sureties, Adam Becke and Benedict de Markelan,
and the Assize proceeds by default. The jury say they have not made
a view of the tofts; so the Assize to stand over till the next coming etc.,
and meanwhile the jury to make view, and the writ etc.
Novel disseisin (fn. 57) —John son of Roger de Leuer v. John
son of Emma re a tenement in Farnewrth.
Dismissed, as John son of Roger is dead.
Novel disseisin (fn. 57) —Robert son of Robert de Netelham v.
Adam de Prestewyk and others re a tenement in Prestewyk.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Adam de Ympetres and Henry
Yelle of Neuton.
Novel disseisin (fn. 57) —Roger de Farneworth, clerk, v. John de
Leure, Adam his son and others re common of pasture in
Put back to the next etc. unless etc., on plaintiff's behalf.
Novel disseisin (fn. 58) —William son of John de Quyke v. Robert
son of William de Bolde, Adam son of Christian, Alan son
of Richard, Adam Chippe, Richard Erne, Richard son of
Henry, William his son and Richard Mannyng re a
messuage, 8 acres of land and 2 acres of meadow, in Bolde.
Robert says that plaintiff held the tenement of him in farm and
wished to alienate it to William le Boteler. Verdict for defendants, with
Novel disseisin (Jury of 24) (fn. 59) —Baldwyn du Lee v. Adam
de Hogton, John his son, Henry Gunnesone, and Adam
son of Henry de Weleton re common of pasture in
Allerton belonging to plaintiff s freehold in Weleton.
The jury of 24, to convict the jury of 12, come: 11 jurors of the
first jury come, one is dead. Plaintiff alleges that the jury before
Guyschard de Charrun and William de Northburg, Justices assigned at
Wytenton, made a false oath in that they said that Adam and the others
did not disseise him, whereas he stood in good and peaceable seisin of
the said 3 acres of moor and pasture until etc. Adam for himself
and Walter de Mireshou, as bailiff for the other defendants, say that the
Assize at Wytenton was not in article and form as Baldwin complains,
moreover it was under certain agreements made of old between the lords
of Allerton and Welleton; and he asks Judgment on account of the
variation of the complaint which agrees not with the verdict. The jury
of 24 confirm the verdict as good and legal in every way: Judgment
for defendants. Baldwin to custody, but pardoned, being poor.
Mort d'Ancestor (fn. 60) —Muriel de Cnolal, Margery wife of
Roger son of Richard de Blakeburn, Richard son of Robert
de Hepei, William son of Henry Teg and John son of
Walter de Aykysco, in right of Mabel de Cnolal, sister of
Muriel and Margery and aunt of Richard, William and
John v. Richard le Boteler re 1½ acre in Chorley.
The plaintiffs Richard, William and John, come not; to be here when
the Justices in Eyre etc., etc.
Novel disseisin (fn. 60) —William Pottere v. Robert son of Adam
de Hoyland, Alina his wife, Thurstan de Elhale and Adam
le Neyr re common of pasture in 200 acres in a wood
Robert says that one Henry de Elhale held of him, and that he
distrained for homage and other service in arrear for that pasture, and
that all he claims therein is lordship; and plaintiff says that Henry his
lord, who is mesne between him and Robert, often offered to Robert his
homage for the said pasture publicly in the County Court of Lancastre, but
he refused to take his homage; and Robert caused so many and such
destructions to be done that William cannot use his common and must
recover possession by the King's writ.
Verdict, that Robert often distrained William in the said common for
the homage of the said Henry, who frequently was ready in the presence
of neighbours to do homage to Robert, who would not receive it; at length
William, led by so many distraints, sued Robert in the County Court of
Lancastre for taking and detaining cattle, which taking Robert pleaded
to be just and good, being on his own severalty, to wit on part of the
common put in view; and the jury say that, owing to these distraints,
William could not enjoy his common, and that defendants disseised him.
Judgment for plaintiff. Damages 4s. C.
Novel disseisin (fn. 61) —Henry Latheman v. Robert son of
Emma and others re common of pasture in Waleton.
Plaintiff withdraws writ by permission.
Novel disseisin (fn. 62) — Roger de Farnwrth Clerk v. Richard
de Reddford, Richard le Cheff of Farnewrth, Adam son of
John de Magna Leuere, Adam son of Eve de Presthall,
Henry son of Beatrix, Henry de Blyndeshull and Matthew
son of Syward de Farnewrth re common of pasture in 5
acres of moor and heath in one place and 50 acres of
wood pasture in another place, in Farnewrth.
Adam son of Eve says that Richard de Reddford and Richard le Cheff
were chief lords of Farnwrth, and when they approved their waste they
gave him as his contingent share the said 5 acres. And Richard and
Richard say that they approved under the Statute of Merton as chief
lords, and that Roger holds in fee and has ample common. Roger says
he holds only 6 acres in Farnewrth of the father of the said Adam (fn. 63) (sic)
de Reddford, and many tenements in the said vill he holds by mesne of
the fee of Robert de Grelley, and the Statute should not apply.
Verdict, that Roger holds in fee of Robert de Grelley the greater
part of what he holds in the said vill; and of one John (sic) father of
Richard who is still alive, he holds only 6 acres, and of Richard nothing.
Judgment for plaintiff. Damages 2s. C.
Novel disseisin (fn. 64) —German de Neuham v. the Abbot of
Stanlowe and Geoffrey Byrrun re common of pasture in
60 acres of moor in Barton.
Defendants, by Robert de Schoreswrth their bailiff, say that a year
ago and more German brought an Assize of Novel disseisin against them
for the same common and the verdict was in their favour, and they ask
whether the case should be heard again. German says that the Abbot,
at Cliderhowe, retained by Assize taken there 30 acres of pasture which
he has not now put in view and that an Assize has never passed for
the common now claimed. Verdict, that the common now put in view
is the same as that which was decided at Cliderhow. Judgment for
m. 34 dorso.
The following cases put back to the next coming of
the Justices of All Pleas in that County unless &c.
Novel disseisin (fn. 65) —Richard le Norreys v. Richard Trauers,
Henry his son and others re common of pasture in Quystan.
Novel disseisin (fn. 65) —Henry son of William de Leuere v.
William son of John and Adam his brother re a fence
demolished in Leure.
Novel disseisin (fn. 65) —Roger de Bradehurst v. Robert de Knol
and others re common of pasture in Rowynton.
Novel disseisin (fn. 66) —Richard son of Alan de Birchensagh v.
Alan de Byrcheneshaghe and Henry his son re half an
oxgang in Turton.
Defendants admit disseisin and surrender the tenement to Richard,
who remits damages: defendants to custody.
Novel disseisin (fn. 67) —Richard de Urmeston v. William de
Flixton and others re a tenement in Urmeston.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, John de Schorreswrth and
Elias (erased) William (fn. 68) son of Thomas de Hurmiston.
Novel disseisin (fn. 66) —Henry de Astelegh (fn. 69) v. William de Ferrars
Thomas Banastre and others re a tenement in Cherlegh.
Put back to the next etc., as the jury have not made a view. The
Sheriff instructed that he cause a view to be made in the meantime; the
Novel disseisin (fn. 67) —William de Heton, Robert de Schoreswrthe, and Cecily his wife v. John Birun and others re
a dyke set up in Heton.
Plaintiffs did not prosecute; sureties, Thomas de le Hechylee and
Roger son of Agnes de Heton.
Novel disseisin (fn. 66) —John Haydock v. Adam de Hindelegh,
Isabel his wife, Thomas de Hindelegh, (fn. 70) Jennet his wife,
Roger del Tvysse and Robert de Parys re common of
pasture in 4 acres of moor and 30 acres of wood in Culchik.
Roger del Twysse says that he holds 10 acres of wood by lease
from one Richard de Kilchild chief lord of Culchilk who approved them,
but who is not named in the writ, so he asks Judgment. Robert says
that one Henry de Parys his son is in seisin of the said 4 acres of moor,
who is not named in the writ, etc. Adam, Isabel, Thomas and Jennet say
that the grandfather of the said Adam (fn. 71) approved and assarted 2 acres
of the said 20, and as to the other 18 that they and the said Richard
are chief lords and joint owners of the vill of Culchik and plaintiff holds
of them in fee, and they plead the Statute of Merton. Verdict for
defendants. Judgment accordingly.
Novel disseisin (fn. 72) —Richard son of Roger de Worcotesleye
v. Richard son of Geoffrey de Worcotesleye, Agnes late
wife of Geoffrey de Worcotesleye, John le Forester, Richard
de les Bothes, Richard Morsel, Robert le Uncuthemon,
William de Boudon, Roger le Tayllur, Simon del Schath, (fn. 73)
Henry le Tinkeler, William Walewerk, (fn. 74) John Schreg, (fn. 75) Henry
Palet, John Malumton, Thomas son of Agnes and Richard
son of Rik re common of pasture in 80 acres of arable
land and 28 acres of wood in Worcotesleye, wherein he
has common all the year.
Richard son of Geoffrey, as to the 80 acres, says that plaintiff is in
seisin if he likes; as to the wood, plaintiff has only put in view 80 acres; he
is chief lord of Wrketesle, plaintiff is his tenant and has pasture enough,
and he pleads the Statute of Merton. Plaintiff says that Statute should
not harm him, for one Richard de Workedeley, ancestor of that Richard,
granted to Roger de Workedel his father a certain piece of land in Workedel
with free common and easements in all woods, waters, plains and all
other places except a place called Mokenes, of which he says that though he
may be defendant's tenant, the latter can make no approvements to deprive
him of his common under his ancestor's charter; and he produces a charter
attesting the said gift: moreover he sued Geoffrey de Wrcotel father of
Richard before Roger de Thurkelby and his fellow Justices last in Eyre in
that County, for his common of pasture in that vill, and Geoffrey pleaded
the Statute of Merton, against which he set his charter now produced by
which his father was enfeoffed of a tenement in the said vill with free
common and easements in all woods, etc.; and the Court adjudged that
neither Richard ancestor of Richard nor his heirs could make approvement
without the consent of him the said Richard son of Roger, against the
form and tenor of his charter.
Adjourned (fn. 76) to the next coming of the Justices in Eyre to these parts,
unless John de Reygate and William de Northburg first etc., and meanwhile the rolls to be searched.
Novel disseisin (fn. 72) —Richard de Bikerstath v. Richard de la
Croyz re common of pasture in 60 acres of land, in
open time, and 6 acres of wood, all the year, in Lathom.
Defendant says that plaintiff was never seised, for he and his father held
the said land and wood to their separate use. Verdict for defendant.
Cases put back to the next coming of the Justices of
All Pleas in that County, unless John de Reygate and
William de Northburgh shall come first to those parts,
and the writs etc.
Novel disseisin (fn. 77) —Robert de Hoyland and Elizabeth his
wife v. John de Euyas and Cecily his wife re obstruction
of two ways in Samlisbury.
Novel disseisin (fn. 77) —Ralph de Mitton v. Robert de
Winkedley re a tenement in Acton.
Novel disseisin (fn. 77) —Richard le Norreys v. Richard Trauers
and others re a tenement in Wystane.
Novel disseisin (fn. 77) —Nicholaa de Haselwell v. Robert de
Hoyland and others re a tenement in Speck.
Mort d'Ancestor (fn. 77) —William son of Nicholas Bussell v.
William Bussell and Adam Bussell son of Nicholas re an
acre of meadow and an acre of meadow (sic) in Euketon.
Novel disseisin (fn. 77) —Adam son of William de Bulling v.
Henry de Huyton and others re a dyke demolished in
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, William le Borre and Robert le
Novel disseisin (fn. 77) —Adam son of Stephen de Parva Mitton
v. John de Punchardon and others re a tenement in Little
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Roger de Walley and Richard de
Novel disseisin (fn. 77) —Adam son of Stephen de Parva Mitton
v. Beatrix de Blakeburne and others re a fence demolished
in Little Mitton.
Plaintiff did not prosecute; sureties, Roger de Walley and Richard de
Novel disseisin (fn. 77) —Alan le Norreys and Margery his wife
v. Robert de Hoyland, Peter de Burnhill, Adam de Biker-
stat, Madoc de Acton, Simon de Bikerstat, Robert de
Wlston, William de Rayneford, John de Ditlon, (fn. 78) William
de Ayntre, Henry son of James de Pemberton, Richard
son of Richard de Urmeston and Alexander Astleghe re
4½ acres in Speck.
Novel disseisin (fn. 79) —Roger de Mulyneus v. Robert de
Hoyland, Adam de Bickerestat, Simon de Bickerstan,
Henry de Pemberton, Maddoc de Acton, Richard de
Westleye, William de Rayneford, Henry de Tyldesleye,
Alexander de Astleye, John de Dytlon, (fn. 80) Robert de Lauton,
William de Ayntre, Peter de Burnhill and Geoffrey de
Wryttington re 3 acres in Spek.
Robert de Hoyland says that Thurstan de Hoyland his father at the
Assizes last held by John de Reygate and William de Northburg at
Lancaster as Justices assigned sued William de Molyneus, Roger de
Molineaus (erased), Patrick de Haselwelle, Nicholaa his daughter, and those
same Roger de Molyneus, Alan le Norreys and Margery his wife, and one
Henry son of Colla, by writ of Novel disseisin for disseising him of his
freehold in Hale, 100 acres; and William, Roger, Adam and one Roger de
Caldry attorney for the others, had pleaded that the tenement was in
Spek not in Hale: and the Jury found that 20 acres were in Hale and
that William disseised Thurstan of the same, and Thurstan recovered the
20 acres. And William de Molyneus brought an attainder against the
jurors for a false verdict, that the said 20 acres were in Hale, which
attainder is impending here before the said John and William, and is
adjourned to the next coming etc. And he asks Judgment whether while
that is impending he ought to answer the present action, and he says
that the tenement now in dispute is part of the 20 acres which Thurstan
his father recovered.
Alan, Margery and Roger, say they are different persons to William
de Mulineus, and that William was not seised of the tenements they now
sue for when Thurstan sued him, so that he could lose them in anyway;
and they ask that their case may not be retarded by the said attainder
which in nowise touches them. And the said Alan, Margery and Roger
being asked if they were willing that it be verified by the assize which
they have brought whether the tenements they seek be within the 20
acres which were adjudged to Thurstan as being in Hale, or not, they
say no, but precisely ask judgment. And because the Justices wish to be
made certain on that case the matter is adjourned to the coming of the
Justices of all Pleas in that County, unless etc.