Oliver St. John of Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire 1 2 3
• Inquisition: Post mortem, 19 Nov 1498. 4 165. OLIVER SEYNT JOHN, esquire.
Writ of Amotus, 19 November, inquisition 21 January, 14 Henry VII.
William, late bishop of Ely, John Manyngham, esquire, John Seymor, esquire, William Alyngton, Richard Seyntgeorge, William Manyngham, John Manwyche, John Hyll, clerk, John Asplen, John Muscall, John Bedford, Thomas Stou, Thomas Norreys, and William Wylkes, were seised of the under-mentioned manor in fee, by the gift and feoffment of John Whytokesmede and John Coventre, to the use of Margaret, late duchess of Somerset, her heirs and assigns, and the performance of her last will; and being so seised at the special instance and request of the same Margaret, by their charter they demised the manor aforesaid to the said Margaret, late duchess of Somerset, for the term of her life, with remainder to the said Oliver Seynt John, esquire, son of the same duchess, and to Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs of their bodies between them begotten, with remainder in default to the right heirs of the said duchess for ever; whereby the said duchess was seised of the said manor in her demesne as of free tenement, and died so seised; after whose death the manor remained to the said Oliver Seynt John, and Elizabeth, his wife, and the heirs of their bodies; whereby the said Oliver and Elizabeth entered into the manor aforesaid and were thereof seised in their demesne as of fee tail, by virtue of the charter aforesaid; and they had issue between them one John Seynt John, who survives; and afterwards the said Oliver died seised of the said estate of the said manor, and the said Elizabeth survived him, and continued her possession, and was, and still is seised of the said manor in her demesne as of fee tail by survivorship, by virtue of the demise, aforesaid, and being so seised had the king's letters patent of pardon of alienation, 12 November, 14 Henry VII.
He died 3 April, 12 Henry VII. John Seynt John is son and next heir of the same Oliver and Elizabeth of their bodies begotten and is aged 21 and more.
WILTS. Manor of Leydezard Tregose, worth 20l., held of the king by fealty, and 4s. 8d. rent payable at Easter and Michaelmas equally.
C. Series II. Vol. 13. (57.)