Peplesham
Simon Peplesham
(-After 1378)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Joan Rouse

Simon Peplesham 1 2

  • Marriage (1): Joan Rouse 1
  • Died: After 1378 3 4

  Events

Inquisition: Post mortem, 22 Sep 1378. 3 108. John, son and heir of William de Fienles, knight

Writ of Devenerunt, 22 September, 2 Richard II

OXFORD.Inq. (indented) taken at Oxford, Tuesday after St. Laurence, 2 Richard II.

Joan late the wife of Stephen de Vaylaunce held the under-mentioned manors for life, of the inheritance of the said John, by demise of William Fienles, knight, his father. She died on the feast of SS. Peter and Paul last, and the manors are now in the king's hand by reason of the minority of William, brother of the said John.

Lynham. The manor, held of the duke of Lancaster, as of the honor of Pontefract, by service of a moiety of a knight's fee.
Ascote. The manor, held of the king as parcel of the earldom of Cornwall by knight's service.

The said John died on 24 March, 49 Edward III. The aforesaid William, his brother, aged 21 years and more, is his heir.

109. BERKS. Inq. (indented) taken at Maydenhuythe, Friday after St. Leonard, 2 Richard II.

The said John held the under-mentioned bailiwick in his demesne as of fee. It is now in the king's hand by the death of Edward III.

Joan late the wife of Stephen de Vaylaunce held the under-mentioned manor of Wolvele and lands in Wytewaltham and Cokham for life, of the inheritance of the said John. She died etc., as above (last inquisition).
Wyndesore forest. The bailiwick of the forestership of La Twechene, held of Edward III by service of paying 10s. yearly at the king's castle of Wyndesore.
Wolvele. The manor, with the advowson of the free chapel and all the other appurtenances thereof in Wytewaltham, held of Miles de Wyndesore by service of a fourth part of a knight's fee.
Wytewaltham. 100 a. arable, held of the abbot of Cherteseye by service of 25s. yearly.
Cokham. 34 a. arable and 18 a. meadow, held of the king, as of the ancient demesne of Cokham, by service of 5s. 6d. yearly.

Date of death and heir as above.

110. Similar writ: 25 November, 2 Richard II

ESSEX.Inq. taken at Aungre, 1 December, 2 Richard II.

He held the under-mentioned manor in his demesne as of fee. Since his death Stephen de Valence, knight, has received all the issues and profits of the manor, by what title the jurors know not.
Asshall. The manor, in the town of Heighaungre, held of Hugh, earl of Stafford, as of the hundred of Aungre, in socage, by service of 12d. yearly and common suit to the said hundred.
Date of death as above. William de Fienles, knight, aged 21 years on the feast of St. Peter's Chains last, is his brother and heir.

111. Similar writ: 22 September, 2 Richard II

SUSSEX.Inq. taken at Hurstmounceux, Wednesday the eve of SS. Simon and Jude, 2 Richard II.

The said John held the under-mentioned manor in his demesne as of fee. Two-thirds thereof came to the hands of Edward III by reason of his minority, by what title the jurors know not. The other third part was held in dower by Joan, his mother, late the wife of William de Fienles. She died on the feast of SS. Peter and Paul last.

Hurstmonceux. The manor, held of the earl of Richmond by service of 2 knights' fees and 1 lb. of cummin at Michaelmas, and by service of rendering 23s. by equal portions at Easter and Michaelmas to Thomas Langeford at his manor of Aldecourt, 2s. at Michaelmas to Robert Cralle, 5s. at Michaelmas to the countess of Oxford at her manor of Laghton, 1d. at Michaelmas to Walter Pavely, knight, at his manor of Burgassh, 6s. 8d. by equal portions at Whitsun and Michaelmas to the abbot of Battle, 12d. at Midsummer to Simon de Peplesham, 1d. at Michaelmas to the prior of Michelham, and 3d. at the Purification to Thomas de Hoo, knight, at his manor of Wertlyng. The manor with the advowson of the church is worth 40l. yearly and no more, because a great part of it is waterlogged marshland (mariscus qui est mangna pars dicti manerii maxime subundatur).

Date of death and heir as last above.

112. Similar writ: 22 September, 2 Richard II

SOUTHAMPTON.Inq. taken at Winchester, Saturday after All Hallows, 2 Richard II.

The said John held the under-mentioned manor and land in his demesne as of fee. A third part of the manor was held in dower by Joan, his mother, late the wife of William de Fienles. She died on the feast of SS. Peter and Paul last.

Compton Monceux. The manor, held of John de Warblynton, as of the manor of Sirfelde, service not known; and 30 a. arable in the said manor of Compton, held of the duke of Lancaster, as of his manor of King's Sombourne, by service of a red rose at Midsummer. A third part of the said manor of Compton was held in dower by Joan mother of the said John, as above, who died as above.

Date of death and heir as above.

C. Ric. II. File 5 (1)

Inquisition: Proof of age, 26 Nov 1378. 4 160. William, brother and heir of John de Fienles the son and heir of William de Fienles, knight

Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said William, the lands of whose inheritance are in the king's custody. 26 November, 2 Richard II.

SUSSEX. Proof of age taken at Wortlyngge, Monday the feast of St. Nicholas, 2 Richard II.

Thomas Peplesham, aged 48 years and more, says that the said William is of full age, to wit, 21 years old, [having been born] at Hurstmounceux and baptized in the church of All Saints there on the feast of St. Peter's Chains, 31 Edward III. Richard le Hurst and William de Megeham were his godfathers, and Agnes Hengeshull his godmother. This the witness knows because the birth is written in the missal of the said parish church under the said day and year.
Robert Megeham, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that on the day of the birth he did homage to the lord of Hurstmounceux.
John Longeford of Cattesfeld, aged 38 years and more, agrees and says that his son Simon was born the same day.
Henry Maveysyn, aged 42 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year his sister Alice was married to John Pegg.
William Eston, aged 59 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year his father died and he was his heir.
John Parker of Hoo, aged 53 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year he built a new house, wherein he still lives.
John atte Beche, aged 44 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year he was distrained by 4 hens for arrears of service at the manor of Hurstmounceux.
William atte Berghe, aged 48 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year he did fealty to the lord of Hurstmounceux.
William Wylyncces, aged 34 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year Giles Parker pierced his leg with an arrow in the churchyard of Hurstmounceux parish.
Walter Troymory, aged 56 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year William de Fyenles, then lord of Hurstmounceux, came to his house and would have beaten him.
Alan Pryncle, aged 66 years and more, agrees and says that in the same year he bought a wood called 'Lytelwode' from Simon Peplesham, kinsman of Thomas de Peplesham.
Richard Cote, aged 40 years and more, agrees and says that William Stonacre, his father-in-law, died the same year and made him his executor.

C. Ric. II. File 6 (8)


Simon married Joan Rouse.1


Sources


1 Sussex Archaeological Society, editor, <i>Sussex Archaeological Collections </i> (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), 30: 143.

2 Sussex Archaeological Society, editor, <i>Sussex Archaeological Collections </i> (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), 65: 20-53.

3 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 15 (Richard II): 30-42.

4 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 15 (Richard II): 59-67.

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