John de Ayot
Elizabeth de Ayot
(Bef 1345-1394)
Margaret Taverner
(Bef 1384-)


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1. John Skardevile

Margaret Taverner

  • Born: Bef 27 Sep 1384
  • Marriage (1): John Skardevile


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

Margaret married John Skardevile.


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.

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