Margaret Cobold
(-1368)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. William de Kerdeston 2nd Baron Kerdeston

2. Sir Hamon de Felton of Litcham

Margaret Cobold 2

  • Marriage (1): William de Kerdeston 2nd Baron Kerdeston before 1343 1
  • Marriage (2): Sir Hamon de Felton of Litcham
  • Died: 25 Mar 1368 2 3

  Events

Inquisition: Post mortem, 15 Jan 1362. 4 102. WILLIAM DE KERDISTON, or DE KERDESTON, knight.

Writ, 15 January, 35 Edward III. NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Norwich, 20 January, 35 Edward III.

He held no lands &c. in Norfolk or Suffolk on the day of his death, but long before his death he gave the following to William his son and Cecily, his said son's wife, and their heirs:-

Kerdeston and Clakeston. The manors, held of the lord de Say by knight's service.

Helghton. The manor, held of the lady de Ros by knight's service.

He also gave the following manors to Constantine de Mortuo Mari, Miles de Stapilton, knight, and William de Borgh, clerk, and their heirs:-

Sisterne. The manor, held of the earl of Richmond by knight's service.

Neuton. The manor, held of William de Morle by knight's service.

Swanton. The manor, held of John Noers by knight's service.

Bulecamp, Henham and Stratford. The manors, co. Suffolk, held of the lady de Ros by knight's service.

He died on the eve of the Assumption last. William de Kerdiston, knight, his son, aged 28 years and more, is his heir.

Writ, 20 October, 35 Edward III. YORK. Inq. taken at York, Wednesday before the Translation of St. Thomas, 36 Edward III.

Helagh in Ryth in Swaldale. A moiety of the manor, held of John of Gaunt, earl of Richmond, by knight's service. It used to be in the hands of tenants at will and to render 40l. a year before this pestilence now prevailing (emergentem), but now the tenants render only 38l. by reason of it.

Hundmanby. A messuage, a toft and 15 1/2 bovates of land, lately held by the deceased, have been in the king's hand in the custody of the escheator for many years by reason of a trespass made by Gilbert de Gaunt (who held them of the king in chief as parcel of the manor of Hundmanby by knight's service and the service of rendering at the Exchequer by the hands of the sheriff 14 1/2d. for fines of the king's wapentake of Dikeryng), in alienating them to Adam de Gaunt his brother, deceased, without the king's licence. They were given to Adam for life, with reversion to Gilbert and his heirs. Adam died in the time of the present king, on what day the jurors know not. The premises, with other lands &c. in the same town similarly held for life by Adam of the grant of Gilbert in form aforesaid, descended after the death of Adam to William de Kerdeston, knight, now deceased, and Peter de Malo Lacu 'le sisme,' as kinsmen and heirs of Gilbert de Gaunt, in fee simple; and Peter has sued his pourparty out of the king's hand by process of court. The premises are parcel of the manor of Hundmanby, which is held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of a barony, but for what part of the same barony the premises are held the jurors know not. They remain in the king's hand because William de Kerdeston, in his lifetime, did not sue them out of the king's hand.

He held no other lands in the county or elsewhere in the escheator's bailiwick.

He died on Monday before St. Bartholomew last. John de Burghassh, knight, aged 18 years, son of his daughter Maud, is his heir.

Writ, 28 November, 35 Edward III. LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Lincoln, Saturday after St. Nicholas, 35 Edward III.

Skendelby. 16a. 1 perch of meadow and 16a. wood.

Wellepark. 10 1/2a. wood, 119s. yearly rents, and perquisites of court worth 5s. yearly.

All held of the king in chief by the foreign service.

He died on 14 August last. William de Kerdeston, knight, his son, aged 26 years and more, is his heir.

Skendelby. A third part of a watermill, and 8a. 1 perch of meadow.

Wellepark. A third part of a pasture, worth 1 mark.

All held of the king in chief by the foreign service.

Pertenay. 4a. 3 perches of meadow, 11s. yearly rent, and an eighteenth part of the tolls of the fair and market, held of Henry de Bello Monte by knight's service.

Of these John de Burghersh, knight, aged 17 years and more, is heir to the deceased, by reason that Roger de Kerdeston gave to his son William de Kerdeston, now deceased, father of William de Kerdeston that now is, and Margaret daughter of Edmund Bacon [the rest of the document is illegible.] Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of William de Kerdeston, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 6 January, 39 Edward III. SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) take at Wodebrigge, 18 January, 39 Edward III. Stratford. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of Sir William de Ufford, service not known.

He died on 13 October, 35 Edward III. John de Burghayssh his kinsman, aged 19 years and more, is his heir. William de Kerdeston, his son, had possession of the premises from the time of his death until 10 January last, when the escheator took them into the king's hand, as it was declared (constabat) by writ of the Exchequer that the deceased held of the king in chief in the counties of Lincoln and York.

Writ of certiorari super modo et causa capcionis to the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer as to why the third part of the manor of Stratford held by Hamo de Felton, knight, and Margaret his wife, as her dower, has been taken into the king's hand by them. 8 November, 41 Edward III. Similar writ concerning the manors of William, son of William de Kerdeston, of Kerdeston, Claxton, Helgheton, Swanton Nowers, Riston, and Stratford, and his lands &c. in Helgeye, Southereye, Carleton, Bukenhamferye and Claxton in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk; asking also why a previous mandate therein has not been obeyed. 15 November, 41 Edward III. Certificate (undated) of the treasurer and barons. William de Kerdeston died on 14 October, 35 Edward III, and held of the king in chief the manor of Skendelby, co. Lincoln, by knight's service. This was taken into the king's hand immediately after his death, and on that pretext we have taken into the king's hand the manors of Kerdeston, Claxton and Helweton, which had not previously been seized. These manors the said William, with Margery his wife, held of the feoffment of Bartholomew Bateman and Master John de Brecham, clerk (whom the said William had previously enfeoffed thereof), to be held by the said William and Margery and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainders successively to Roger, son of the said William, and the heirs male of his body, William, brother of the said Roger, and the heirs male of his body, and the right heirs of William de Kerdeston. William de Kerdeston, Margery and Roger are dead without heirs male of their bodies, and William brother of Roger entered into the manors and held them, as was found by an inquisition taken before Roger de Wolfreton, escheator in Norfolk and Suffolk, and also by the admission of the said William brother of Roger in pleading before the treasurer and barons, and also by a charter shewn by him.

We have also taken the manor of Stratford, co. Suffolk, into the king's hand, because the same William de Kerdeston the father was seised of it in his demesne as of fee.

We have also taken the manor of Ryston into the king's hand out of the hands of William Clere, executor of the will of Robert Clere, to whom the deceased in his lifetime conveyed the same for a term of fourteen years, for a debt owed by the said Robert to the king, as we are assured by record.

As for the manor of Swanton Nowers and certain lands &c. in Suthereye and Helgey, co. Norfolk, and the manors of Sydestern and Neuton by Brecham and lands &c. in Claxton, Carleton and Bokenhamfery, co. Norfolk, and the manors of Henam and Bulcamp, co. Suffolk, they are not in the king's hand, but are delivered out of the king's hand to the aforesaid William de Kerdeston, Hamo de Felton and Margaret, his wife.

Copy of a grant by Bartholomew Bateman, knight, Robert Withfot, parson of a mediety of the church of Refham, and William, parson of the church of Helghton, to William de Kerdeston, knight, and Margery, his wife, of the manors of Kerdeston, Clakeston and Helghton, co. Norfolk, together with all the lands &c. in Refham, Salle, Dallyngge, Thimilthorp, Asshby, Carleton by Langgelee, Thurton, Langelee, South Walsham, Upton, Randeworde, Fisshlee, Apton, Thirston, Rokelound, Holviston and Surlyngham which the grantors had of the gift of the grantee William, to hold as in the above certificate. Witnesses: Robert de Morle, William de Calthorp, John de Hales, Walter Rose, Roger Bacoun, knights, Thomas Dages, Hugh Burglion, Thomas Withfot, John de Lympenowe and Walter Pascald. Clakeston, 8 February, 16 Edward III. Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the deceased, and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and received the issues. 4 December, 44 Edward III. SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Becles, Saturday after St Hilary, 44 Edward III. Stratford. The manor and the advowson of the church, held of the prior of Theford, service not known.

He died on the eve of the Assumption, 35 Edward III. William de Kerdeston his son, aged 37 years and more, is his heir, and the king has been in possession of the premises since the death of the deceased and has received the issues, by what title the jurors know not.

NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Norwich, Friday after St. Hilary, 44 Edward III.

Ryston by Walcote. The manor, held of Thomas le Grey, knight, service not known.

Date of death as above. Heir, William de Kerdeston his son, aged 36 years and more.

The deceased demised the manor at farm to Robert Clere for 14 years from Wednesday before the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 28 Edward III, and by virtue of this demise William Clere, executor of the will of the said Robert, was in possession of it from the death of the deceased until Michaelmas, 40 Edward III, about which time it was taken into the king's hand, and the king has been in possession ever since, by what title the jurors know not. Writ of certiorari super causa capcionis to the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer concerning the manor of Ryston, late of the deceased. 4 December, 44 Edward III. (Endorsed) Enrolled in Hilary term in the 45th year, ro: 2.

Certificate of the treasurer and barons. It is found in the Memoranda of the king's 41st year, among the Recorda of Michaelmas term in a process touching William Clere and Walter Clere, that William Clere, son and heir of Robert Clere, in Michaelmas term at the end of the king's 40th year acknowledged (cognovit) that he was the executor of the will of the said Robert, and that the said Robert his father held the manor of Ryston, co. Norfolk, free of rent, by demise of one William de Kerdeston, knight, for a term of fourteen years, of which seven years were unexpired at the time of the death of the said Robert, which occurred on Wednesday before Whitsunday, 34 Edward III, and that he (William) had possession thereof from the time of the said Robert's death. And because he acknowledged that he had for seven years after the death of Robert been in possession of the manor, in which Robert had no estate except for a term of years, so that it ought to be considered (adjudicari) as a chattel and not as a fee or freehold (liberum tenementum), thereby acknowledging himself administrator (sic cognoscendo administrationem) of the goods and chattels late of the said Robert, it was awarded that the manor should be taken into the king's hand, and that answer should be made to the king yearly for the profits thereof during the aforesaid term in part payment of 1000 marks which the king recovered for the 1000 marks which Robert bequeathed and assigned to the king in repayment of the king's moneys which he received and converted to his own use when he had the guardianship of the temporalities of the bishopric of Norwich in Norfolk and Suffolk (which were in the king's hand by reason of the contempt &c. of William Bateman, late bishop), and also in repayment of the king's moneys received by him as collector and receiver of wools granted to the king in Norfolk and Suffolk. The sheriff was therefore directed to take the said manor out of the hand of the said William into the king's hand, and to be answerable for the issues.

It was also found in the same Memoranda of the king's 41st year, among the commissions of Trinity term, that the king by letters patent under the seal of the Exchequer dated 13 July, 41 Edward III, committed to Joan de Mohun the custody of the manor of Ryston, extended at 35l. yearly, to hold for so long as the manor should be in the king's hand at a yearly farm of 35l.

Writ of certiorari to the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer to examine the rolls &c. of the Exchequer and certify whether the manors of Stratford, co. Suffolk, and Ryston, co. Norfolk, are held of the king in chief or of others, and by what services. 22 April, 46 Edward III. Certificate of the treasurer and barons. In the Book of Fees, which is kept in the Exchequer for evidence and not for record, it is found in Norfolk under the heading 'fees of Walter son of Robert' that Robert Baynard of Ryston holds a knight's fee and a half in Ryston of the said Walter, and that Fulk de Kercheston holds half a knight's fee in Ryston of the same. It is also found in the same book, in Suffolk under the heading 'fees of the honor of Relege,' that William de Stratford holds a knight's fee in Stratford of the same honor, and that Robert de Alneto holds half a knight's fee of the same honor. Moreover, it is found in the roll of particulars of the account of Nicholas de Castello and his fellows, collectors in the county of Norfolk of the aid of 40s. granted to the king in his 20th year, that they answer for 40s. for one knight's fee in Ryston held by Avelina de Burnel and Burga de Vallibus of the heirs of Fulk Banyard, and by him of the king, and formerly held by Peter de Huntyngfeld, William de Huntyngfeld and William de Vallibus, and for 20s. for half a knight's fee in Ryston held by Maud de Kerston of the heirs of Fulk Baynard, and by him of the king, and formerly held by William de Kerston. It is also found in the roll of particulars of the account of Henry de Elmham and his fellows, collectors of the aforesaid aid in the county of Suffolk, that they answer for 20s. for half a knight's fee in Stratforde held by Joan de Stratforde, Richard Chervill and John de Stratforde, and formerly held by the heirs of William de Stratforde and Adam Chervill of William Mounchensy. Nothing more concerning the tenure of these manors has been found.

Writ of certiorari to the escheator to enquire whether the manors of Ryston and Stratford, late of William de Kerdeston, are held of the king in chief or of others, and by what services. 30 April, 46 Edward III.

SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Wodebrygge, Thursday after Ascension day, 46 Edward III. The manor of Stratford is not held of the king in chief but of the prior of St. Mary, Theford, by service of half a knight's fee and 20s. yearly rent.

NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Riston, Monday after Ascension day, 46 Edward III. The manor of Ryston is not held of the king in chief but was held of Thomas Grey, knight, as of his manor of Haddeston, by service of half a knight's fee and by rendering to the said manor of Haddeston at the end of every twenty four weeks throughout the year 40d. for 'castel warde.' Thomas Grey in his lifetime enfeoffed William Hoore of the manor of Haddeston to hold in fee simple. The manor of Riston is now held of this William Hoore, as of his manor of Haddeston, by the aforesaid services.

Writ of scire facias to the sheriff of Suffolk, reciting the Suffolk inquisition of 18 January, 39 Edward III, and the inquisition taken on Saturday after St. Hilary, 44 Edward III, concerning the manor and advowson of Stratford, and requiring him to warn John Burgherssh, who is now of age, and John de Mohun of Dunsterre and Joan his wife, to which latter the king has committed the custody of that manor by letters under the seal of the Exchequer, to be before the king in the Chancery in the quindene of Easter next in order to shew cause why the king should not deliver the manor and advowson to William, son of William de Kerdeston, as son and heir of the said William. 15 February, 46 Edward III.

Two endorsements:

(i) by the sheriff that he had warned the said John, John and Joan as directed; and

(ii) that they did not come into Chancery, so that it was awarded that the said William son of William should be restored to the manor and advowson.

Similar writ to the sheriff of Norfolk concerning the manor of Ryston, directing him to warn John Mohun of Dunsterre and Joan his wife as above; reciting the certificate of the treasurer and barons in reply to the writ of 4 December, 44 Edward III, and the escheator's inquisition taken on Friday after St. Hilary, 44 Edward III. 15 February, 46 Edward III.

Endorsements as above.

C. Edw. III. File 159 (9).

(Writ missing.) NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Norwich, Tuesday after the Epiphany, 38 Edward III.

Swanton Noweris. The manor.

Sothereye and Helgeye. Lands and tenements (unspecified).

All the above are held of the abbot of Rameseye, services not known. Of these, long before his death, he enfeoffed William his son and Cecily his said son's wife, and their heirs, in fee.

Kerdiston, Claxston and Helweton. The manors, held of the duke of Lancaster, the duke of Clarence and William de Morle, services not known. Of these he enfeoffed Bartholomew Bateman and Master John de Brecham, clerk, by charter, and they re-enfeoffed him and Margery his wife, to hold to them and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainders successively to Roger, son of the deceased, and the heirs male of his body, William brother of Roger, and the heirs male of his body, and the right heirs of the deceased. William de Kerdiston, Margery his wife and Roger his son died without heirs male; William brother of Roger survives, and holds the manors and has been in possession of them since the death of his father by virtue of the aforesaid re-enfeoffment.

Sydesterne and Neweton by Brecham. The manors.

Claxton, Carleton and Bokenham Ferie. Lands and tenements (unspecified).

All the above are held of the duke of Clarence and the lord de Say, services not known. Of these, long before his death, he enfeoffed William de Bergh, clerk, Robert Fallegate, clerk, and Edmund de Stinton, by charter, and they were in possession until his death and for a quarter of a year afterwards, and then granted them to Margaret (sic), his wife, for life. The said William, Robert, Edmund and Margaret have been in possession since the said feoffment and since his death.

SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Saxmondham, 12 November, 38 Edward III.

Stratford. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of William de Ufford, service not known. John de Bourghayssh, his kinsman, aged 19 years and more, is his heir.

William, son of the deceased, has been in possession of the manor since his father's death, it is not known by what title.

Henam and Bulcampe. The manors, held of the duke of [Clarence] and the lord de Say, services not known. Long before his death the deceased enfeoffed William de Bergh &c., as in the last inquisition, and they, after his death, granted the manors to Margaret his wife, as in the same inquisition.

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

E. Inq. P.M. File 23. (16).

Inquisition: Post mortem, 4 May 1368. 3 224. MARGARET LATE THE WIFE OF HAMO DE FELTON.

Writ, 4 May, 42 Edward III. NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Great Massingham, Friday after SS. Peter and Paul, 42 Edward III.

Sisterne. The manor, held for her life of the duke of Lancaster, as of the honor of Rychemund, by homage and fealty and service of 10s. for ward of the castle, and of the heir of the lord de Bardolf, a minor in the king's wardship, by homage and fealty and 3 1/2d. for 'waytefe.'

Neuton. The manor, [held for her life] of William de Morle by service of half a knight's fee and 22 1/2d. for 'waytefe.'

She died on Saturday the feast of the Annunciation, 42 Edward III. John son of John de Burghaissh, aged 21 years, is her heir.

C. Edw. III. File 200. (4.)


Margaret married William de Kerdeston 2nd Baron Kerdeston, son of Roger de Kerdeston 1st Baron Kerdeston and Matilda Bateman, before 1343.1 (William de Kerdeston 2nd Baron Kerdeston was born before 20 Jul 1307 5 and died on 13 Aug 1361 4.)


Margaret next married Sir Hamon de Felton of Litcham. (Sir Hamon de Felton of Litcham died in 1379 1.)


Sources


1 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), VII, p. 193.

2 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), V, p. 292.

3 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 12 Edward III: 197-205.

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: 66-86.

5 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 8 Edward III: 68-79.

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