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John de Saint-Lo
John de Paveley
(Bef 1307-1361)
(-Bef 1353)
Sir John de Saint-Lo
(Abt 1323-1375)
Alice de Paveley
Joan de Saint-Lo
(Abt 1350-Bef 1412)


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1. Sir John de Chydyok

  • John de Chydyok

Joan de Saint-Lo 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1350 4
  • Marriage (1): Sir John de Chydyok 1 2
  • Died: Bef 21 Jan 1412 1


Inquisition: Post mortem, 3 Nov 1361. 4 160. JOHN PAVELY.

Writ, 3 November, 35 Edward III.

WILTS. Inq. made at Salisbury, 1 December, 35 Edward III.

Westbury. The manor with its hamlets (extent given, including the perquisites of the court and hundred of Westbury amounting to 6l. beyond the fee-farm of 26s. 8d. rendered to the king for the hundred), held of the king in chief by service of one knight's fee.

Dycherygge. A messuage and a carucate of arable, held of the heir of Bevis (Bigonis) de Cnowvill by knight's service.

He held no other lands &c. in the county.

He died on 21 October last. Alice his daughter by Elizabeth, his first wife, married to John de Seintlow the younger, who survives, outlived him by half a day. She and John de Seintlow had lawful issue, who survive, to wit, Joan aged 11 years, Elizabeth aged 8 years, and Ela aged 6 years, who, with Joan daughter of the said John Pavely by Agnes his second wife, aged 8 years, are his heirs.

Writ to the escheator, referring to the last inquisition and directing him to divide the premises into two equal parts and retain them in the king's hand until further order. 28 December, 35 Edward III.

WILTS. Partition made at Westbury, 21 January, 35 Edward III, between John de Seintlou, the younger, who married the above-mentioned Alice, tenant by the courtesy of England by reason of issue between him and the said Alice, and Joan, the other of the daughters of the said John Pavely, born of Agnes his second wife, a minor in the king's wardship, in the presence of the aforesaid John de Seintlou and others.

First part:\emdash the manor of Brouke and the hamlet of Dicherigg, with a moiety of the profits of the view of frankpledge, the hundred, fair, market and portmote of Westbury.

Second part:\emdash the manor of Westbury and the hamlet of Hefdynghull, with a moiety of the profits of the view of frankpledge, the hundred, fair, market and portmote of Westbury, the holders of this part to pay the other part 11l. 9s. 1 1/4d. yearly.

C. Edw. III. File 163. (10.)

WILTS. Inq. taken at Salisbury, 13 November, 35 Edward III.

Westubury. The manor (extent given, including the court and hundred, as above), held of the king in chief by service of one knight's fee.

Hefdynghull. The hamlet, held of the king in chief as parcel of the manor of Westbury.

Broke. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight's service.

Dicherigge. The hamlet, held of the heir of Bevis (Wigonis) de Knowvill by knight's service.

He held no other lands &c. in the county.

Date of death and heirs as above.

E. Inq. P.M. File 16. (17.)

Manorial Estate: Hilperton Manor, Hilperton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14, GB. 3 In 1086 there were two tenants at HILPERTON holding of the king in chief. Ansger the cook held 4 hides, 1 virgate, and 6 acres; William Corniole 5 hides, 1 virgate; Godwin 'Clec' 1 virgate, and Eldild 1 hide, 6 acres formerly held by her husband. (fn. 19)

In 1242 there were two overlords of the manor: the Earl of Salisbury who held 1/5 of a fee as part of the honour of Trowbridge (q.v.), and Ralph Mortimer who held 1 fee. (fn. 20) The overlordship of the Salisbury fee descended with the honour of Trowbridge which became annexed to the Duchy of Lancaster. The overlordship of the Mortimers' fee descended in that family to the Mortimers, Earls of March, and was merged in the Crown on the accession of Edward IV. (fn. 21)

Under the two overlords of 1242 both parts of the manor were held by the same terre-tenant. Humphrey de Scoville held the Salisbury portion directly of the earl, and the Mortimer portion of Alan de la Zouche, who held it of Ralph de Mortimer. (fn. 22) It is likely that Humphrey's father, Ralph de Scoville, had also held both parts, for in 1205 Humphrey paid a mark for the enrolment of the grant made to him by his father of the manor of Hilperton. (fn. 23)

In 1282 Baldwin de Scoville, Humphrey's son, conveyed the portion of the manor held of the honour of Trowbridge to John de Taney and Gwenllian his wife. (fn. 24) In the following year John and Gwenllian conveyed it to Walter de Bareville and his brother William for their lives in exchange for property elsewhere. (fn. 25) By 1303 Hilperton had reverted to John de Taney, who that year conveyed it to Walter de Paveley, Joan his wife, and their son Walter. (fn. 26)

In 1274 the Mortimers' moiety was held by Baldwin de Scoville under Roger de la Zouche who held it of Roger Mortimer. (fn. 27) The sub-tenancy of the Scovilles seems to have ceased soon after this, for in 1304 Alan de la Zouche was holding of Edmund Mortimer, and there is no mention of any other sub-tenant. (fn. 28) In 1323 it was conveyed to Walter de Paveley by Richard de Pevensey and Ella his wife. (fn. 29) The two portions were thus united under Walter de Paveley.

Walter de Paveley was followed by his son Walter who died in 1375. (fn. 30) The property passed to Edward son of Walter the younger who also died in 1375 only a few months after his father, and was succeeded by his brother Walter. (fn. 31) This Walter appears to have died childless, for Hilperton passed to the heirs of Walter de Paveley, grandfather of Edward and Walter, by his second wife Alice. (fn. 32) One of these heirs, Joan, wife of Sir Ralph Cheyney, received the moiety held of the Earl of March, (fn. 33) while the moiety held of the honour of Trowbridge was divided between Eleanor wife of Richard Seymour and Joan wife of John Chidiock. (fn. 34)

Joan Chidiock's share of the manor of Hilperton passed to her grandson John. John died in 1540 leaving two daughters as coheiresses. (fn. 35) Hilperton went to the younger of these, Margaret wife of William Stourton, and passed to Margaret's grandson William, Lord Stourton. (fn. 36) In 1543 Lord Stourton sold Hilperton along with other property to Thomas Long, clothier, of Trowbridge. (fn. 37)

This part of the manor now became known as HILPERTON STOURTON and passed in the Long family until 1640. In that year Edmund Long and Dorothy his wife sold it to Sir John Danvers. (fn. 38) Sir John was attainted as a regicide in 1661 and Hilperton Stourton with other property was granted to Henry Hyde, Lord Cornbury, and others, who were to act as trustees to pay off Sir John's debts. (fn. 39) Before the beginning of the 18th century Hilperton Stourton passed to John Eyles. (fn. 40)

Eleanor Seymour's share in Hilperton passed after her husband's death to Nicholas de Seymour for life with reversion to Eleanor's grand-daughter Alice, wife of Sir William la Zouche. (fn. 41) Alice was followed by her son William, Lord Zouche, who died in 1468 and was succeeded by his son John, aged 8. (fn. 42) In 1539 John's son, another John, conveyed it to his youngest son George. (fn. 43) George Zouche sold it in 1543 to Thomas Long who had bought Hilperton Stourton. (fn. 44) From this date these two parts of Hilperton follow the same descent.

Joan Cheyney's moiety of the manor of Hilperton passed to her daughter Cecily, who died in 1430. (fn. 45) It then passed to Cecily's youngest son John, of Pinhoe in Devonshire. (fn. 46)

19. Dom. Bk. Wilts., ed. Jones, 129, 137.
20. Bk. of Fees, ii, 721, 730.
21. Peerage, March.
22. Bk. of Fees, ii, 721, 730.
23. Pipe R. 1205 (Pipe R. Soc), N.S. xix, 169.
24. Feet of F. 1272\endash 1327 (W.A.S., Rec. Brch.), 20.
25. Ibid. 22.
26. Ibid. 48.
27. Rot. Hund. (Rec. Com.), ii, 264.
28. Wilts. Inq. p.m. 1242\endash 1326 (Index Libr.), 309.
29. Feet of F. 1272\endash 1327 (W.A.S., Rec. Brch.), 110.
30. C 135/251/21.
31. Wilts. Inq. p.m. 1327\endash 77 (Index Libr.), 395.
32. Genealogist, N.S. xiii. 95.
33. C 137/24/52.
34. C 136/66(3)/12; C 137/26/55.
35. C 139/139/26.
36. Cal. Inq. p.m. Hen. VII, ii, p. 505.
37. C.P. 25(2)/46/323 East. 36 Hen. VIII.
38. C.P. 25(2)/511 Mich. 16 Chas. I.
39. Aubrey, Topog. Coll., ed. Jackson, 226.
40. C.P. 43/477, m. 93.
41. C 139/9/9.
42. C 137/30/53; Peerage (Orig. ed.).
43. C.P.25(2)/46/322 Trin.31 Hen.VIII.
44. C.P. 25(2)/81/693 East. 1 Mary.
45. C 139/49/42.
46. B.M. Add. Chart. 5689.

Inquisition: Post mortem, 9 Nov 1375. 2 155. JOHN DE SANCTO LAUDO, knight.

Writ, 9 November, 49 Edward III.

WILTS. Inq. taken at Weremenstre, Thursday before St. Katharine, 49 Edward III.

Westbury and Hevedynghulle. The manors.

Westbury. A moiety of the hundred.

All held of the king in chief by knight's service. He held them for life by the courtesy of England after the death of Alice his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of John Pavely, the reversion after his death belonging to Joan wife of John Chidiok the younger, knight, aged 21 years and more, and Ela de Bradeston, aged 18 years and more, the daughters and heirs of the said Alice.

He died on Wednesday, 8 November last. Alexander his son by Margaret his second wife, who survives, is his heir, and is half a year old and more.

Writ of dedimus potestatem to Henry Percehay to admit such guardians of the aforesaid Ela de Bradeston as she may appoint in his presence to sue out of the king's hands her pourparty of the said manors &c. 18 November, 49 Edward III.

Endorsed: He has admitted John Testewode or Thomas Shellyng to sue accordingly.

WILTS. Partition of the said manors &c. between the two heirs, made at Westbury and Hevedynghull on divers dates in December, 49 Edward III.

The partition is set out in great detail, and gives many field-names and names of tenants.

C. Edw. III. File 249. (7.)

Joan married Sir John de Chydyok.1 2 (Sir John de Chydyok died before 21 Jan 1412 1.)


1 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 19 Henry IV: 339-362.

2 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 14 (Edward III): 164-182.

3 <i>A History of the County of Wiltshire</i>, 17 (London: Victoria County History, 1965), 7: 86-91.

4 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 11 (Edward III): 148-162.

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