John de Ayot
Elizabeth de Ayot
(Bef 1345-1394)
Joan Taverner
(Bef 1390-)


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1. John Michelgrove

Joan Taverner

  • Born: Bef 1390
  • Marriage (1): John Michelgrove

  Research Notes:

How does the following fit into this? Margaret Taverner did marry John Scardevyle.

Broadbridge manor in Bosham: The whole estate was acquired by Thomas de Whelton and Isabel his wife and Thomas their son about 1340, (fn. 66) and it was probably the younger Thomas who died in 1361 seised of the messuage, mill, &c., in Broadbridge, held of the king, partly by serjeanty and partly by a rent of 15s. (fn. 67) His son Richard, who was then 19, died in 1384, (fn. 68) leaving three daughters, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Joan. (fn. 69) Elizabeth died in 1387, and orders were given that Margaret, then aged 15, should receive a moiety of the estate, and that the moiety of Joan, who was only 12, should be delivered to her next friend outside the line of inheritance. (fn. 70) Margaret died in 1420, as the widow of Richard Fuyst, holding 20 acres in Broadbridge by the service of rendering 1 white capon. (fn. 71) Her heir was her son, by a previous husband, William Scardevyle, aged 30. He died in 1453, leaving a son William, (fn. 72) who settled the watermill and other property on his son Peter. (fn. 73) The latter was succeeded in 1498 by his son William. (fn. 74)

Joan, the other daughter of Richard Whelton, is probably the Joan widow of John Michelgrove, who was holding a mill and lands in Broadbridge in 1439 by service of 1 capon; (fn. 75) her son John Michelgrove who died in 1459, holding by similar service, (fn. 76) left a son John, and the property may perhaps be represented by the lands in Bosham of which, inter alia, Elizabeth daughter of John Michelgrove was seised when she married John Shelley, and which they settled in 1511 on their son William at his marriage.



Inquisition: Post mortem, 27 Sep 1414. 1 185 JOHN TAVERNER

Writ 27 Sept. 1414.

SUSSEX. Inquisition. Chichester. 22 Oct.

Jointly with Alice his wife who survives him he held the manor of Kingsham with the advowson of St. Pancras church without the East Gate of Chichester by the grant of Thomas Hampton, clerk, and John Gurlewayn by their charter licensed by royal letters patent [CPR 1413-15, pp.199,245], to them and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to Margaret wife of John Skardevile and Joan wife of John Michelgrove, kinswomen of John, and their heirs. They are held of the king in chief by the service of providing the king with 3 spindles of linen thread when he comes to a place called 'Isebele gages', annual value 4 [Cf. CIPM XIV, no. 122; XVII, no. 424].

He also held jointly for his life by the grant by charter of Gilbert Forstere and Peter Bevere, 5 a. in Oving of John Foxle, service unknown, annual value 40d.; and 55 a. in Portfield and Pidborough of Thomas earl of Arundel and the prior of Boxgrove, services unknown, annual value 13s.4d.

Long before his death the tenement called the Grove and a tenement in East Street, Chichester, next the Pallant were held by Richard Stuecle and Elizabeth his wife, title unknown.

He died on 2 Sept. last. Margaret Skardevile and John [Joan?] Michelgrove are his next heirs, aged 30 years and more and 24 and more.

C 138/8, no. 24

Joan married John Michelgrove, son of John Fauconer and Unknown. (John Michelgrove was born before 1367 2 3 and died before 1439 4.)


1 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 20 Henry V: 50-64.

2 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 17 (Richard II): 196-209.

3 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 17 (Richard II): 383-393.

4 <i>A History of the County of Sussex</i>, 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 6 Part 1: 10-21.

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