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Sir Thomas de Poynings
(Abt 1294-1339)
Agnes de Rokesle
(Bef 1299-Bef 1346)
Michael de Poynings 1st Baron Poynings
(Bef 1317-1369)
Joan
(Abt 1319-1369)
Sir Richard de Poynings 3rd Baron Poynings
(1356-Between 1387/1387)

 

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1. Isabel FitzPayn

Sir Richard de Poynings 3rd Baron Poynings

  • Born: 3 Jul 1356 1
  • Marriage (1): Isabel FitzPayn
  • Died: Between 10 Jun and 12 Sep 1387, Villalpando, Zamorra, Castilla y Leσn, 49630, ES 2

  General Notes:

RICHARD (DE POYNINGS), LORD POYNINGS, brother and heir, born about 1355 (l), was knighted, 16 July 1377, by the King before the banquet in Westminster Hall at the Coronation of Richard II. He was going abroad in the company of John de Arundel in the autumn of 1377, and in March 1379/80 was one of the English notables who pledged themselves for the fulfilment of the treaty with Brittany. Commissioner of the peace and of array in Sussex, 1381, 1382, 1384 and 1385. He was summoned to Parliament from 7 January 1382/3 to 3 September 1385. In June 1385 he was summoned against the Scots, and he accompanied John of Gaunt to Spain in 1386.

He married Isabel, daughter and (in 1392-93) heir of Robert (who took the name of FITZPAYN), younger son of Sir Richard (DE GREY), LORD GREY (of Codnor), by Joan, daughter of Sir Robert (FITZPAYN), LORD FITZPAYN, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Guy de Bryan, of Walwyn's Castle, Pembroke, Torbrian, Devon, and Laugharne, co. Carmarthen, and in her issue, coheir of her brother Sir Guy (de Bryan), Lord Bryan. He died 25 May 1387, at Villalpando, province of Zamora, Spain, of an epidemic rife among the English. Isabel died 11 April 1394.

(l) He was still under age in Dec 1375; the IPM of his father and brother are discrepant as to his age. It was not till 19 Sep 1380 that he had an order for livery of his lands, having proved his age and done homage.

(f) His will, dated 10 June 1387, directs burial at Poynings.

[Complete Peerage X:602-3, XIV:535, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

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NOTE: CP XIV:535 tries to correct the above information concerning the wife of Robert FitzPayn, deleting all information about Elizabeth, daughter of Guy de Bryan, and replacing it with "Isobel, daughter of Sir John de Clifford". Paul Reed, in a long post to SGM, 20 Oct 1998, proves that the original wife (Elizabeth de Bryan) was correct. Note that it was the maternal GRANDFATHER of this Robert, Robert FitzPayn, b. c1254, d. 22 Aug 1315, who was married to Isabel, daughter of John de Clifford. In addition the editor did not update the information on Robert FitzPayn (the grandson), leaving his wife as Elizabeth de Bryan in the article on him (CP V:464) which mentions no other wife for him.

  Noted events in his life were:

• Manorial Estate: Berewick [Berwick] Manor, Lympne, Hythe, Kent, CT21, GB. 3 BEREWICK, now called Berwick, is a manor here, which lies about half a mile northward of Limne church, in the valley between it and Newin-green. It was given before the Norman conquest, by king Knute, to Eadsy, a priest, who in the year 1032 gave it to the monastery of Christ-church, in Canterbury. The copy of the grant of it may be seen in Somner's Roman Ports, a curious specimen of the manner of the donations of that time; among other revenues of the priory it was allotted to the archbishop, of whom it was afterwards held by knight's service, and continued so till after the Norman conquest. Accordingly it is entered in the record of Domesday, under that general title, as follows:

In Estraites hundred, Wills de Eddesham holds of the archbishop, Berewic as one manor. It was taxed at half a suling. The arable land is three carucates. In demesne there are two, and nine villeins, with nine borderers having one carucate and an half. There are eighteen acres of meadow, and wood for the pannage of twenty bogs. In the time of king Edward the Confessor it was worth sixty shillings, and afterwards twenty shillings, now seven pounds, and yet it yields eleven pounds.

After which this manor appears to have come into the possession of the family of Auberville, in which it remained till Joane, daughter and heir of William de Auberville, marrying Nicholas de Criol, entitled him to it as part of her inheritance. At length his descendant Bertram de Criol dying s. p. Joane his sister carried it in marriage to Sir Richard de Rokesle, whose daughter and coheir Joane, about the middle of king Edward II.'s reign, marrying Thomas de Poynings, he became in her right possessed of it, and in his descendants it continued down to Sir Edward Poynings, of Westenhanger, on whose death in the 14th year of king Henry VIII. without legitimate issue, and even without any collateral kindred, who could make claim to his estates, this manor, among the rest of them, escheated to the crown.

• Manorial Estate: Capell Manor, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12, GB. 4 THE MANOR OF CAPELL, called likewise the manor of St. Mary le Merge, was antiently part of the possessions of Nigell de Muneville, whose descendant William de Muneville leaving an only daughter and heir, she carried it in marriage to William de Albrincis, or Averenches, whose son, of the sams name, leaving likewise an only daughter and heir Matilda, she entitled her husband Hamo de Crevequer to it. He left four daughters, of whom Elene, married to Bertram de Crioll, on the partition of their inheritance, entitled her husband to this manor, and he died possessed of it in the 23d year of Edward I. leaving two sons John and Bertram, who both died s.p. and a daughter Joane, who upon the death of the latter became his heir, and carried this manor, among the rest of her inheritance, in marriage to Sir Richard de Rokesle, whose eldest daughter and coheir Agnes entitled her husband Thomas de Poynings to the possession of it; in whose descendants it continued down to Sir Edward Poynings, of Westenhanger, governor of Dover castle and lord warden, who in the 12th year of king Henry the VIII.th's reign gave it in marriage with Mary, one of his natural daughters, to Thomas Fynes, lord Clinton and Saye, to whom this manor was confirmed in the 30th year of it.

• Manorial Estate: Criols Court, Shadoxhurst, Ashford, Kent, TN26, GB. 5 CRIOLS-COURT, now usually called Crayals, is an estate in this parish, which was once the patrimony of the eminent family of Criol, and was one of the several seates of theirs in this county, which took their name from them. Bertram de Criol died possessed of it in the 23d year of king Edward I. and his son John dying in the 34th year of that reign s. p. left Joane his sister his next heir, then married to Sir Richard de Rokesle. His eldest daughter and coheir Agnes, married Thomas de Poynings, and by it entitled that family to this among the great inheritance which devolved to her in right of her mother; and in their descendants this estate continued down to Sir Edward Poynings, a man much in favour with king Henry VII. and VIII. under both of whom he enjoyed many important offices of trust and honor.

• Manorial Estate: Criols Manor, Borden, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10, GB. 6 CRIOLS, alias KYRIELLS, with an appendage to it, called Poyles, the very name of which has been long since forgotten, is a manor here, which in early times was in the possession of the eminent family of Criol, who fixed their name on it, as they did on other estates belonging to them in different parts of this county.

Bertram de Criol died possessed of it in the 23d year of king Edward I. anno 1294, whose son John de Criol dying in the 34th year of that reign, s. p. Joane his sister, married to Sir Richard de Rokesle, became his heir, and entitled her husband to this manor.

He left by her two daughters his coheirs, of whom Agnes, the eldest, married Thomas de Poynings, who in her right became possessed of it, and in his name and descendants it continued down to Sir Edward Poynings, governor of Dover-castle, and lord warden, and he died possessed of it in the 14th year of king Henry VIII. anno 1522, not only without legitimate issue, though he had several natural children, but without any collateral kindred, who could lay claim to his estates, so that this manor, among others, escheated to the crown.

• Manorial Estate: Criols Manor, Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12, GB. 7 CRIOLS is another manor here, lying about a mile and a half south west from Brenchley village, which in the reign of king Henry III. was in the possession of the eminent family of Criol, in which reign Bertram de. Criol held it, as half a knight's fee, of Alicia de Waltham, as she again did of the earl of Gloucester. He resided, at Ostenhanger, in this county, which seat he rebuilt, and being much in the king's favor, among other offices of trust, was made sheriff of Kent in the 16th and 26th years of that reign, and had the custody of the castles of Dover and Rochester committed to him. His great grandson, John de Criol, died in the 34th year of king Edward the 1st.'s reign, leaving Joane his sister his next heir, married to Sir Richard de Rokesle, who in her right inherited this manor. His eldest daughter and coheir Agnes, married Thomas de Poynings, and intitled him to this manor, in whose name and descendants it continued down to Sir Edward Poynings, a man much in favor with king Henry VII. and VIII. being governor of Dover-castle, lordwarden of the cinque ports, and knight of the garter, and he died possessed of it in the 14th year of the latter reign, anno 1522, not only without legitimate issue, but without any collateral kindred, who could make claim to his estates.

• Manorial Estate: Eastwell Manor, Ashford, Kent, TN25, GB. 8 At the time of taking the general survey of Domesday, in the 15th year of the Conqueror's reign, this place was part of the possessions of Hugo de Montfort, under the general title of whose lands it is thus entered in it:

Hugo de Montfort holds one manor, Estwelle, which Frederic held of king Edward. It was taxed at one suling. There are three yokes within the division of Hugo, and the fourth yoke is without, and is of the fee of the bishop of Baieux. The arable land is three carucates in the whole. In demesne there are two carucates, and five villeins, and five borderers having one carucate and an half. There are ten servants, and twelve acres of meadow, and a wood. In the time of king Edward the Confessor, it was worth seventy shillings, and afterwards thirty shillings, now seventy shillings.

And the following entries in the same record, under the general title of the bishop of Baieux's lands, seem to relate to his possessions in this parish:

Ralph de Curbespine holds of the bishop Essewelle. It was taxed at three sulings. The arable land is . . . . . In demesne there are three carucates, and one villein, with seven borderers having half a carucate. There is one servant. It is worth six pounds. Molleue held it of king Edward.

The other entry is thus: Osbern holds of the bishop one manor, which three free tenants held of king Edward. It was taxed at one suling and an half. The arable land is . . . . In demesne there is one carucate, and one villein, with one borderer having half a caruacate. In the time of king Edward it was, and is now worth four pounds.

Hugo de Montfort, before-mentioned, had accompanied the Conqueror in his expedition hither, and after the battle of Hastings was rewarded for his services with many lordships in different counties, and among them with this of Eastwell. Robert, his grandson, was general of king William Rufus's army; but favouring the title of Robert Curthose, in opposition to king Henry I. to avoid being called in question upon that account, obtained leave to go on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, leaving his possessions to the king, by which means this manor came into the hands of the crown, of which it was afterwards held by a family who took their surname from it; one of whom, Matilda de Estwelles, held this manor, with the advowson of the church of it, of the king in capite, at her death in the 52d year of king Henry III. Soon after which it seems to have come into the possession of the family of Criol; for Bertram, son of John de Criol, died possessed of it in the 23d year of king Edward I. holding it in the like manner, and by ward to Dover castle, being part of those lands which made up the barony, called the Constabularie. He left two sons, John and Bertram, and a daughter Joane, who afterwards married Sir Richard de Rokesle. Both these sons died s.p. the former of them left his wife Alianor surviving, who entitled her second husband Edmund Gaselyn to this manor for her life, and she died possessed of it in the 23d year of king Edward III. upon which this manor descended to Agnes and Joane, the two daughters and coheirs of Joane her late husband's sister before-mentioned, by Sir Richard de Rokesley; and upon the division of their inheritance, the manor of Eastwell was allotted to Agnes the eldest, who entitled Thomas de Poynings her husband to it; and in his descendants this manor, with the advowson of the church, continued down to Robert de Poynings, who died possessed of it in the 25th year of king Henry VI. leaving Alianore, his grand-daughter, wife of Henry, lord Percy, eldest son of Henry, earl of Northumberland, his next heir; who in the 27th year of it had summons to parliament among the barons of this realm, as lord Poynings.

• Manorial Estate: Horsemonden Manor, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12, GB. 9 In the 8th year of king Edward II. this manor was part of the possessions of the family of Rokesle, the heirs of Roger de Rokesle then holding it of the honor of Clare; one of these was Sir Richard de Rokesle, who died without male issue, leaving by his wife Joane, sister and heir of John de Criol, son of Bertram above-mentioned, two daughters his coheirs; of whom Agnes, the eldest, married Thomas de Poynings; and Joane, the youngest, first Hugh de Pateshull, and secondly Sir William le Baud, each of whom in her right became possessed of this manor, and the latter of them died possessed of it in the 4th year of king Edward III. His widow, in the 20th year of that reign, paid aid for it, being then held of the earl of Gloucester.

After which, although their son, Sir William Baud, seems to have had some interest in this estate, at his death in the 50th year of that reign, yet on hers, the manor itself came to her nephew Michael, son of Thomas de Poynings above mentioned, by Joane de Rokesle her sister, in whose descendants it continued down to his grandson Robert de Poynings, who died in the 25th year of king Henry VI. leaving Alianore, the wife of Sir Henry Percy, lord Percy, eldest son of Henry, earl of Northumberland, daughter of Richard de Poynings, his eldest son, who died in his life-time, his next heir; upon which the lord Percy, in her right, became entitled to this manor.

• Manorial Estate: Mottenden Manor, Hedcorne [Headcorn], Ashford, Kent, TN27, GB. 10 MOTTENDEN, or more truly Modinden, is a manor situated in the northern part of this parish, which with the estate belonging to it, called Great and Little Mottenden, antiently belonged to the family of Rokesle; one of whom, Sir Richard de Rokesle, in the year 1224, anno 9 Henry III. founded a priory on this manor, for friars of the order of the holy trinity, commonly called Trinitarians, being the first house of this order in England. Their rule was that of St. Austin, with some peculiar constitutions. Their habit, a white gown, with a red and blue cross on their breasts; their revenues were divided, one part for their support and maintenance, another to relieve the poor, and a third to redeem such Christians as should be taken captives by the insidels. To this priory the founder at the same time gave this manor; and there were from time to time several pardons and indulgencies granted by the succeeding popes to the benefactors of it, which increased both the reputation and revenues of it.

[...] This manor, with the scite of the priory and lands belonging to it, did not after this long remain in the hands of the crown; for the king granted them in his 30th year to Thomas, lord Cromwell, who was the next year created earl of Essex.

[Have assumed that this manor was handed down as per the other Rokesley manors.]

• Manorial Estate: Paddlesworth Manor, Folkestone, Kent, CT18, GB. 11 The manor or Padlesworth was antiently part of the estate of the great family of Criol, one of whom, Bertram de Criol, died possessed of it in the 23d year of king Edward I. whose two sons dying without issue, Joane their sister became possessed of this manor, with the rest of her brother's inheritance, which she carried in marriage to Sir Richard de Rokesle, who left his two daughters his coheirs, of whom Agnes, the eldest, married Thomas de Poynings, and entitled her husband to the possession of this manor. He died anno 13 Edward III. and in his descendants it continued down to Robert de Poynings, who lived in king Edward IV.'s reign, and was, as his several ancestors were, summoned to parliament among the barons of this realm, and he passed it away by sale to Sir Thomas Fogge, of Repton...

• Manorial Estate: Seaton Manor, Boughton Aluph, Ashford, Kent, TN25, GB. 12 SEATON is a small manor in this parish, which was held by knight's service in grand sergeantry, to provide one man, called a vautrer, to lead three greyhounds when the king should go into Gascony, until he had worn out a pair of shoes of the price of four-pence, bought at the king's cost; by which service John de Criol, younger son of Bertram, held it at his death in the 48th year of king Henry III. whose grand-daughter Joane becoming heir to her brother's inheritance, who died s. p. she carried this manor in marriage to Sir Richard de Rokesle, who was found to hold it by the like service, in the 11th year of king Edward II. His eldest daughter and coheir Agnes married Thomas de Poynings, and entitled him to the possession of it. In whose descendants it continued till Alianore, daughter of Richard de Poynings, marrying Henry, lord Percy, eldest son of Henry, earl of Northamberland, he, in her right, became entitled to this manor among her other great inheritance in this county and elsewhere.

• Manorial Estate: West Shelve Manor, Lenham, Ashford, Kent, GB. 13 THE MANOR OF WEST, alias NEW SHELVE, so called from its situation in regard to the others, and to distinguish it from the adjoining manor of Old Shelve, became part of the possessions of the family of Criol, one of whom Bertram de Criol held it in the reign of Henry III. in whose descendants it continued down to John de Criol, who dying s. p. in the reign of king Edward I. Joane his sister became his heir, and carried this manor among the rest of her inheritance, in marriage to Sir Richard de Rokesle, seneschal and governor of Poitou and Montreul, in Picardy, who left two daughters his coheirs, of whom Agnes the eldest married Thomas de Poynings; and Joane the youngest, first, Hugh de Pateshull, and secondly, Sir William le Baud, nevertheless, they did not inherit this manor, which descended to a younger branch of the family of Rokesle, and it afterwards, on failure of issue, devolved as next of kin, in like manner as Ruxley heretofore described, by reason of the above marriage to the family of Poynings, in which it continued till Sir EdPoynings, dying in the 14th year of Henry VIIIth's reign, without legitimate issue, and even without any collateral kindred who could make claim to his estates, this manor among the rest of his possessions escheated to the crown.

• Manorial Estate: Westwood Manor, Preston-next-Faversham, Kent, ME13, GB. 14 WESTWOOD is an eminent manor in the south-east part of this parish, which was antiently part of the possessions of the family of Rokesle, by whom it was held of the barony of Crevequer, by the tenure of performing ward to Dover castle. In the reign of Edward II. Sir Richard de Rokesle became by inheritance the owner of it, holding it by knight's services of the before mentioned barony. He died without male issue, leaving by Joane, sister and heir of John de Criol, two daughters his coheirs, of whom Agnes, the eldest, married to Thomas de Poynings, seems to have entitled her husband to it, who in the 2d year of Edward III. obtained a charter of free warren for all his demesne lands in this manor of Westwood among others.

In his descendants it continued down to Robert de Poynings, who died in the 25th year of king Henry VI. He had two sons, of whom Richard, the eldest, died in his life-time, leaving a daughter Eleanor, married to Sir Henry Percy, afterwards earl of Northumberland, and Robert de Poynings, the younger son, became entitled to this manor, and was succeeded in it by his son and heir Sir Edward Poynings, who was much in favor with king Henry VII. and VIII. being lord warden of the five ports, and knight of the garter. He died in the 14th year of the latter reign, 1522, not only without legitimate issue, but without any collateral kindred, who could make claim to his estates, so that this manor, among his other estates, escheated to the crown, and was afterwards granted to Thomas Cromwell, earl of Essex.

• Inquisition, 8 Mar 1369. 15 404. MICHAEL DE PONYNGES, or PONYNGGES, knight.

Writ, 8 March, 43 Edward III. WILTS. Inq. made at Wilton, 20 March, 43 Edward III.

La Lee and La Gore by Lavynton. The manors, held in right of Joan his wife, who survives, by reason of a gift thereof lately made by John de Molyns, knight, to John his son and the said Joan, then wife of the latter, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to William de Molyns, brother of the said John son of John, and the heirs male of his body, and with reversion to John de Molyns and his heirs. John son of John is dead without heir of his body by Joan, so that the manors ought to remain to William de Molyns and the heirs male of his body after the death of Joan. The manor of La Lee is held of the abbot of Malmesbury, and the manor of La Gore of Robert de la Mare, both by knight's service.

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

He died on 7 March last.

Writ, 8 March, 43 Edward III.

NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Wilton, Monday in Easter Week, 43 Edward III.

Wilton. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church of Hokewold, held of the earl of Arundel, the prior of Castelacre, the prior of Flycham, and Osbert de Mundeford by service of one knight's fee and half a quarter (di' quart'), and by suit to the court of Castelacre, and by 11s. 9d. rent yearly. The extent includes a pightle called 'Halleyerd,' and a marsh, the fishery of which, with the rushes, is worth 10s. a year.

Fouldon. 50a. arable and 5s. yearly rent, held as parcel of the said manor of the said earl, and of the manor of Hilburworth, by service of 4s. 9d. yearly.

Westbradenham. 120a. arable, held of the honor of Clare by homage and suit to the court of Clare.

He died on 15 March last. Thomas his son, aged 20 years and more, is his heir.

NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Sydestronde, Friday in Easter Week, 43 Edward III.

Sydestronde. He held no lands &c. in the county except the manor of Wilton and the lands &c. which are extended by an inquisition taken at Wilton (see above); but long before his death he granted his manor of Sydestronde, with the advowson of the church of St. Michael there, to Robert Boteler and Richard his own son for their lives. The jurors know not of whom or by what services the manor is held.

Date of death and heir as last above.

NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Flycham, Thursday in Easter Week, 43 Edward III.

Flycham. He held no lands in Norfolk except as above; but long before his death he granted his manor of Flycham to Robert Boteler and Richard his own son for their lives. The manor is held of the earl of Arundel, services not known.

Date of death and heir as above.

SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Wrantham, Wednesday in Easter Week, 43 Edward III.

Wrantham. Long before his death he granted his manor of Wrantham to Andrew de Bures, knight, Robert Botiller, John Borle, parson of the church of Terring, and Walter de Berdefeld, parson of the church of Elyngham, who survive, to hold for the lives of each of them. The manor is held of the earl of Arundel, services not known.

Date of death and heir as above.

Writ, 8 March, 43 Edward III.

SUSSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Lewes, Saturday the eve of the Annunciation, 43 Edward III. (Twenty-four jurors.)

Ponyngges. The manor (extent given), held of Richard earl of Arundel by knight's service, as of his castle of Lewes. The extent includes a park half a league in circumference, with deer.

Penggeden, Perchyng, Hangelton and Preston by Glynde. Long before his death, to wit, in 29 Edward III, he demised these manors to Robert Boteler, Sir John de Borle, rector of the church of Terryng, Robert Queth, and John atte Hide, who survive, for their lives, at a yearly rent of 2 roses at Midsummer, saving to him and his heirs the reversion thereof, as by the charters appears. The manors of Perchyng, Penggeden, and Hanggelton are held of the said earl by knight's service, as of the said castle; and the manor of Preston is held of John Seynclere, knight, and John Cokefeld, as of their manors of Jevyngton and Ferle, by knight's service.

Westdene by Sefforde. The manor, held jointly with Joan his wife, who survives, of Andrew Sakevill, knight, as of his manor of Chytyngleghe, by knight's service. He acquired it from Thomas Herynggaude, knight, to hold to him and Joan his wife and his heirs, as appears by a fine levied in the king's court and shewn.

Twynem. The manor (extent given), held in socage of the said earl by service of a pair of gilt spurs, price 6d., payable yearly at the earl's manor of Cokefelde. The extent includes a small park of about 100a., with deer.

Walderne. A messuage and 100a. of land, held jointly with Joan his wife, under the name of the manor of Walderne, of Andrew Sakevill, knight, by knight's service, as of his manor of Chidyngglegh, by a fine levied in the king's court as above, by gift of Thomas Herynghaud, knight, to him and the said Joan and his heirs.

Craule. The town (extent given), held of the same earl, as of his castle of Lewes, by knight's service.

Ifeld. 6 marks yearly rent from free tenants, held of John de Moumbray, as of his castle of Brembre, by knight's service.

Slagham. The manor (extent given), held of the said earl, as of his castle of Lewes, by knight's service. The extent includes a chief messuage enclosed by a ditch and water, a park one league in circumference, with deer, and three woods called 'Colewode,' 'Betonwode' and 'Hoggeswode.'

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

He died on 7 March last. Thomas his son, who will be 20 years of age on 19 April next, is his heir.

KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Osprenge, 27 March, 43 Edward III.

Terlyngham. The manor (extent given).

Folkston. A moiety of the hundred.

Hastynglegh. The advowson of the church.

All held of the king in chief by knight's service, as of his castle of Dover, and by service of maintaining and repairing a moiety of a chapel and of a hall in the said castle whenever necessary, and by service of rendering to the king 2s. 6d. at the end of every 28 weeks for great ward of the castle, and 15d. at the end of every 28 weeks for little ward of the castle, and 10s. yearly for sheriff's aid for farm of the moiety of Folkston hundred. The extent of Terlyngham includes a several pasture called 'Northcroft.'

Newynton Bertram. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service as above, as parcel of the manor of Terlyngham. The extent includes 100s. rent which the said Michael long since acquired to him and his heirs from Donald (Douenaldus) Sturmy and Isolda [de Bellehous], his wife, by a fine levied in the king's court, to be received of various tenants in Donemerssh and Newynton, which tenants with their services Donald and Isolda previously held of Michael, as of his manor of Terlyngham.

Westwode. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief, as of the castle aforesaid, by knight's service and by service of rendering 3s. 4d. at the castle at the end of every 24 weeks.

Preston, Sheldwych, Faveresham and Herteye. 200a. arable, held in gavelkind of the abbot of Faversham, the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, Nicholas de Loveigne, the archbishop of Canterbury and others; and 7a. meadow, worth only 6d. an acre because it is salt meadow, a spinney (spinet') of 16a., and 7l. 5s. rents, of the same tenure. Rents resolute of 63s. 7 3/4d. to the abbot of Faversham, and of 20s. 6 1/4d. to the various other lords as above.

Estwelle. The manor (extent given), and the advowson of the church thereof, held of the king in chief, as of the aforesaid castle, by knight's service, and by rendering to the king at the said castle 20s. yearly on 27 April. The extent includes the following rents, namely, 19 1/4d. of 'Romescot' and 16s. 1 3/4d. for ward of Dover castle.

Estwell. 40a. land in a field called 'Oterplay,' held of the lord de Say by knight's service; 5 marks yearly rent, held of the abbot of Battle, as of his manor of Asshmersfeld; and 2 marks yearly rent which he acquired from Thomas de Aldon, knight, to be received from the lands late of John Reynold in Westwell.

Estwell. 52a. land, held of Thomas de Aldon, knight; 7a. meadow, [held of the abbot of Battle]; and 4a. meadow, held of the abbot of St. Augustine; all held in gavelkind.

Thomas, whose age appears below, and Richard, who was 12 years of age on 3 July last, sons of the deceased, are his heirs to all the above lands &c. of gavelkind tenure.

Horsmondenne. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church thereof, held of the heir of William le Vaus, as of his manor of Chiksill, by knight's service.

The deceased held no other lands &c. in the county of Kent.

He died on 7 March, 43 Edward III. Thomas his son, who will be 20 years of age on 19 April next, is his heir.

C. Edw. III. File 212. (8.)

E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 145. (4.) (Sussex.)

E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 145. (5.) (Kent.)

E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 150. (1.) (Norfolk.)

• Manorial Estate, 1375-1387, Ostenhanger Manor, Stanford, Ashford, Kent, TN25, GB. 16 WESTENHANGER is an eminent manor here, which was once a parish of itself, though now united to Stanford: Its antient and more proper name, as appears by the register of the monastery of St. Angustine, was Le Hangre, yet I find it called likewise in records as high as the reign of Richard I. by the names both of Ostenhanger and Westenhanger, which certainly arose from its having been divided, and in the hands of separate owners, being possessed by the two eminent families of Criol and Auberville. Bertram de Criol, who was constable of Dover castle, lord warden of the five ports, and sheriff of Kent, for several years in the reign of king Henry III. who from his great possessions in this country, was usually stiled the great lord of Kent, is written in the pipe-rolls of the 27th year of that reign, of Ostenhanger, where it is said he rebuilt great part of the then antient mansion. He left two sons, Nicholas and John, the former of whom marrying with Joane, daughter and heir of Sir William de Aubervilse, inherited in her right the other part of this manor, called Westenhanger, as will be further mentioned hereafter. John, the younger son, seems to have inherited his father's share of this manor, called Ostenhanger, of which he died possessed in the 48th year of king Henry III. as did his son Bertram de Criol in the 23d year of Edward I. leaving two sons, John and Bertram, who both died s.p. and a daughter Joane, who upon the death of the latter became his heir, and carried Ostenhanger, among the rest of her inheritance, in marriage to Sir Richard de Rokesle, seneschal and governor of Poictu and Montreul in Picardy, a man of eminent character in that time, having been created a knight-banneret by king Edward I. at the siege of Carlaverock, in Scotland. He died without issue male, leaving his two daughters his coheirs, of whom Agnes, the eldest, married Thomas de Poynings; and Joane, the youngest, first Hugh de Pateshall, and secondly Sir William le Baud, and upon the division of their inheritance, Ostenhanger was wholly allotted to Thomas de Poynings, who died anno 13 Edward III. bearing for his arms, Barry of six, or, and vert, over all a bend, gules. He left three sons, Nicholas, Michael, and Lucas de Poynings, all three summoned at different times to parliament, among the barons of this realm. The descendants of the latter being summoned as barons Poynings de St. John, which barony became vested in the late duke of Bolton. Upon the division of their inheritance, this manor was allotted to the second son Michael, who died anno 43 king Edward III. and left two sons, Thomas and Richard. Thomas de Poynings, the eldest son, possessed it on his father's death, but he died anno 49 Edward III. s.p. having bequeathed his body to be buried in the midst of the choir of St. Radigund's, of his own patronage, before the high altar, appointing that a fair tomb should be placed over his grave, with the image of a knight made thereon. Upon his death, Richard de Poynings, his youngest brother, succeeded to it, and died possessed of it in the IIth year of king Richard II. as did his son Robert anno 25 Henry VI. having had two sons, Richard de Poynings, who died in his life-time, leaving a sole daughter and heir Alianore, who married Sir Henry Percy, afterwards earl of Northumberland...

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 10 Jul 1375. 17 190. THOMAS SON OF MICHAEL DE PONYNGGES, knight.

Writ, 10 July, 49 Edward III.

SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Craule, 1 August, 49 Edward III.

Chyntynge. A messuage and 80a. arable, held of the king in chief by service of finding the cost of a third part of a hobelar in the king's army in the king's war in Scotland. Long before his death he granted the same to John Lyntot, his servant, for a term of 50 years at a yearly rent of 40s.

Ponyngg, Pengeden, Great Perchyng, Hangelton, Slagham, Crawle and Twynem. The manors, held of the earl of Arundel, as of his honor of Lewes.

Waldern. The manor, held of Thomas de Sakvyll by knight's service.

Ifeld. 6 marks rent, held of the lord de Moumbray by knight's service, as of his castle of Brembre.

Little Perchyng. The manor, held of Robert de Bayvill by knight's service.

Long before his death he divested himself of the last four items in favour of Arnold Savage and William de Elyngton, knights, John Newmarche, William Tauke, Roger Dalyngregg, Hugh Waterton and John Baker, chaplain, to hold for their lives and the life of Blanche his wife.

He died on 25 June last. Richard de Ponyngg, his brother, aged 16 years and more, is his heir.

KENT. Inq. taken at Osprenge, Saturday after St. Bartholomew, 49 Edward III.

Terlyngham and Newenton Bertram. The manors (extents given), with the advowson of the church of Hastynglegh and a moiety of the hundred of Fulkstane, except a moiety of a windmill, of a farm of 7 quarters 4 bushels of palm-barley, and of rents of 32l. 19s. 11 3/4d., 88 hens and 300 eggs in the manor of Therlyngham, and a moiety of rents of 14l. 16s. 8 3/4d., 60 hens and 300 eggs in Newenton Bertram, which windmill, farm and rents are of gavelkind tenure and so were divided between him and Richard de Ponynges, his brother, who survives, after the death of Michael de Ponynges, their father. The entire manors are held of the king by service of maintaining a moiety of a chapel and hall in Dover castle whenever they need repair, rendering to the king 2s. 6d. at the end of every 27 weeks for great ward of the said castle, and 15d. at the end of every 28 weeks for little ward of the same, and 10s. for sheriff's aid for farm of the moiety of the hundred of Folkstan. The extent of the manor of Therlyngham includes a several pasture called 'Northcroft.' The pleas &c. of the court of Therlyngham and the moiety of the hundred of Folkstane are worth 20s. yearly. Part of the aforesaid moiety of the rent of 14l. 16s. 8 3/4d. in Newenton Bertram is payable by tenants in Donemersh and Newenton.

Westwode. The manor (extent given), except a moiety of 100a. arable, of 100a. pasture, of 7a. salt meadow, and of 13l. 4s. rent, which arable, pasture, meadow and rent are of gavelkind tenure and so were divided as above. The manor is held of the king by service of rendering 3s. 4d. at Dover castle at the end of every 24 weeks. The extent includes a rent from tenants of Newecourt. The 100a. arable are held of the abbot of Faveresham by service of rendering 63s. 7 1/4d. yearly; and the 100a. pasture and 7a. salt meadow are held severally of the archbishop of Canterbury, the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, Sir Nicholas Loveyne, knight, and William de Makenhad, by service of rendering to them 20s. 6 1/4d. yearly, but in what proportions the jurors know not.

Estwell. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church, except a moiety of 63a. land, of 11a. meadow, and of rents of 4l. 13s. 6d., 59 hens and 200 eggs, which land, meadow and rents are of gavelkind tenure and so were divided as above. The entire manor is held of the king by service of maintaining a certain house in Dover castle when it needs repair, and rendering to the king at the said castle 20s. yearly on 27 April. He also held 52a. pasture, held of the king by service of leading two greyhounds in a leash so long as a pair of shoes worth 2 1/2d. will last in the business of leading them; 40a. land in the field called 'Otirplayesfeld,' held of Sir William de Say by a twenty-first part of a knight's fee; 7a. meadow, held of the abbot of Battle by service of rendering 12d. yearly at his manor of Wy; 4a. meadow, held of the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, by service of rendering 2s. 6d. yearly; and 5 marks yearly rent receivable from the manor of Asshmersfeld.

Hosmynden. The manor (extent given), held of William le Vaus, as of his manor of Chicsell, by service of a fourth part of a knight's fee. Long before his death he divested himself thereof in favour of Arnold Savage, William Tauk and William de Elyngton, knights, John Newmarche, Roger Dalingregge, Hugh Waterton and John Baker, chaplain, for the life of Blanche his wife, who survives, reserving the reversion to himself and his heirs.

Date of death and heir as above.

(Writ missing.)

SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Northhales, Monday after St. Luke, 49 Edward III.

Wrantham. The manor called 'Northhall,' held of the earl of Arundell, service not known. Long before his death, to wit, in 46 Edward III, he gave it to William de Elington, knight, for life, and the said William still holds it.

Heir as above, aged 17 years and more.

NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Norwich, Monday after SS. Simon and Jude, 49 Edward III.

Wylton. The manor, and 100a. land in Westbradenham, held of the earl of Arundel, service not known. Long before his death, to wit, in 46 Edward III, he gave them to William de Elyngton, knight, and others. William is still seised of them.

Heir as above.

Writ to Robert Bealknap to certify the king in the Chancery touching the tenor of the enrolment of an indenture whereby the said Thomas granted certain manors &c. to Arnold Savage and William Elyngton, knights, and other feoffees. 14 October, 49 Edward III.

Copy of the enrolment of an indenture dated at Slagham, 26 May, 47 Edward III, whereby Thomas de Ponyngges, knight, lord of Terlyngham, granted to Arnold Savage and the other feoffees mentioned above (Sussex inquisition) his manors of Ponyngges, Pengeden, Great Perchyngge, Little Perchyngge, Hangelton, Slagham, Crawele, Twynem, Westdene, Walderne and Ashecombe, with all his lands and rents in Preston and Ifeld, co. Sussex, his messuage in Suthwerk, co. Surrey, his manor of Horsmonden and rent in Donemersshe, co. Kent, and his manor of Wylton and rent in Fouldon and Bradenham, co. Norfolk, to hold for their lives and the life of Blanche his wife, with reversion to himself and his heirs. Warranty clause.

Letter from the king of Castile and Leon, duke of Lancaster, to Sir John Knyvet, chancellor, praying him to receive in the Chancery William Bateman and Thomas Blast, whom the lady de Ponynges has appointed in the duke's presence as her general attorneys to sue for her dower and do all her other business. Manor of la Sauvoye, 13 October. French.

Writ to the escheator in Suffolk,'97in pursuance of a petition from John de Worthe, knight, and Blanche, his wife, praying the king to order that assignment be made to them of Blanche's reasonable dower of the manor of Wrantham called la Northall,' seeing that Thomas de Ponynges, formerly her husband, was seised thereof in his demesne as of fee long after he married her, and afterwards granted it for life to William de Elyngton, knight, with reversion to himself and his heirs, and that after the death of the said William it came to the king's hands by reason of the minority of the heir of the said Thomas, and is still in the king's hand,'97to enquire whether the manor was so held by Thomas, what estate the said William had therein, whether the manor came to the king's hand as above, and of whom and by what service it is held. 16 February, 1 Richard II.

SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Bekles, Saturday before St. Benedict, 1 Richard II.

The statements in the petition referred to above are correct. The manor is now in the hands of Adam Wygemer, clerk, and Thomas Ikham, by the king's commitment, until the lawful age of Richard de Ponyngs, knight. It is held of the earl of Arundel, as of the honor of Lewes, by service of one knight's fee and a fourth part of a fee.

Writ to the escheator, in pursuance of the above inquisition, to assign dower of the said manor of 'la Northall' to the said John de Worthe and Blanche in the presence of Adam Wykemer, clerk, and Thomas Ikham. 21 March, 1 Richard II.

SUFFOLK. Assignment of dower made at Wrantham, 21 May, 1 Richard II.

Wrantham. Various rooms, outhouses, parcels of land and meadow, and rents.

Place-names mentioned:'97Le Haicch, le Estpark, Bredele, Schortacre, Pykedacre, Roumerlond, Northcroft, Aylewynistoft, Routyngeslond, le ij. Wendus, Sheldemannesbreche, Lemerescroft, Twelfe acre, Hungurdoune, Blowestoft, le Shortebreche, Gilbardustoft, le Northwende, le Southwend, Wakelynes Bosevyle, le Wynchull, Wakelyns, le Herberescroft, Melestude, le Westbreche, Upper (superior') Wend, Lower Wend (inferior' ibidem), third Wend, Southfelde, Apleton pasture, Coldham pasture, Shortwode, la Lee wood, Wakelin's meadow, Tallyard meadow with Hardens, Northale.

Free tenants named:'97Thomas de Wrantham, Ralph Valeys (?), Geoffrey Hull, Richard of the Church, William Nigel, Robert son of Henry, John Bakere, William Crask, Robert Blobbere, Thomas Crowe, Alan Luftan, Robert Sayene, Joan Bertelot, Thomas Wenon, Walter Tayllyard, John Wough, Avelina Babbe, Geoffrey Herman, Geoffrey del Hil, Martin Godefrey and Henry Osgot.

Bondmen named:'97Walter Boloyne, John Wought, Geoffrey Marayle, Hugh Godemak, Robert Wought, Alan Boloyne and Robert Harrewere.

Bondmen without land named:'97Edward Brounyng, John Deye, Walter his son, and Richard, Walter's brother.

Bondmen in Atherton, co. Suffolk, named:'97William Payn, Robert Lumpe, John Smyth, Edelina Parmenter and Henry son of John.

Tenants liable to carrying-service (avermanni) named:'97John atte Lee, Hugh Godmak, John Boloyne, John Wouth, Geoffrey Marayle, Robert Millere, John Prince and Richard Holley.

C. Edw. III. File 251. (8.)

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 30 Dec 1375. 18 227. WILLIAM BAUDE, the elder, knight, alias of Smalbrigge, knight.

Writ, 30 December, 49 Edward III.

ESSEX. Inq. taken at Bures St. Mary, Monday after St. Hilary, 49 Edward III.

Wythermondford. Three-fourths of the manor (by the name of his manor of Wythermondford), which manor is held in chief of John de Plays, knight, by service of one knight's fee.

Tillyngham. The manor, held of the king, as of the honor of Reylegh, by service of homage.

Spretefeld. Lands &c. called 'Hydes' and 'Sebernes' and 2a. land.

Netesfeld. The reversion of two plots of land, one in a croft of Richard Wrighte.

The last two items are held severally of Edmund de la Pole, knight, the prior of Stoke, Adam de Louche, knight, and Robert Bisshop, services not known.

In 42 Edward III he enfeoffed John Kirkeby, rector of Rokesle, of all the foregoing by his charter; and in 43 Edward III the said John re-enfeoffed him and Simon, then bishop of London, Robert de Teye, knight, Simon Longe, John de Sudbury, Stephen Bacoun, William Baroun, vicar of Whethermondford, John Olyver, John Rous and William Clerk of Horndon, to hold to them and the heirs of the said William Baude. All the tenants, free and bond, attorned by virtue of both feoffments.

Wythermondford. In 43 Edward III the remaining fourth part of the manor was acquired by the said feoffees, to them and the heirs of William, from John Spicer, chaplain, and Thomas de Preston of co. Sussex.

Bures St. Mary, Bures ad Montern and Alphamston. In 46 Edward III divers lands in those towns, held in chief of Edmund de la Pole, knight, service not known, were acquired by the said feoffees, to them and the heirs of William.

On Thursday after the Assumption, 49 Edward III, the said William released all his right in the premises to his co-feoffees, so that he held nothing in the county on the day of his death.

He died on Tuesday before Christmas last. Heir not known.

Writ, 8 January, 49 Edward III.

SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Sudbury, Tuesday after St. Hilary, 49 Edward III.

Smalbregge. The manor, held of Margaret Boteler by service of a fourth part of a knight's fee, except a pasture which is held of Richard Waldegrave and Joan his wife by service of 2s. 6d. yearly, and except 24a. land in Wystonefeld and 10a. meadow in Estholm which are held of Robert de Swynebourn, as of his manor of Wyston, by service of 7d. yearly.

Tanyes. The manor, held of the heirs of Stephen de Langeton by service of a clove yearly, with the advowson of the chapel of St. Stephen therein.

The premises were conveyed to John Kyrkeby as above (previous inquisition), and by him to the same feoffees (except Stephen Bacoun and John Rous), and were afterwards released as above.

Date of death as above. He died without heir of his body. Heir of the blood not known.

Writ, 26 December, 49 Edward III.

KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Derteford, Thursday the feast of St. Valentine, 50 Edward III.

Rokesle. The manor, with the advowson of the church.

Totinton. The manor, with the gift of the chapel of Holy Trinity.

Ecclesse. The manor.

All held of the king, of his castle of Ledes, as of the barony of Creucoer.

By his charter of feoffment dated 8 August, 42 Edward III, he divested himself of the premises in favour of Robert Tye, William Baroun, vicar of Wythermoundford, Simon Longe, John de la Rokele, John de Sutbery, William Clerk (Clerico) of Horndon, Adam Warein, John, parson of Rokesle, William Maldon, John Rous, William Baude, knight, nephew of the grantor, Roger Godestre, and Henry Smethe, unconditionally. Thomas Mauger, farmer of the manor of Rokesle, attorned to the feoffees, but in what manner the jurors know not. Robert de Rowe, farmer of the other manors, took them from the feoffees at farm for a year. The prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, William, rector of the chapel of Bokenwolde, John Morel, the heirs of John Botun, Geoffrey Belle, John Heyton and John Bounde did not attorn to the feoffees at their seisin, but afterwards paid their rents to Robert Rowe as farmer. John de Fynchefelde, John Frennyngham, and others, names unknown, who hold by a fixed rent payable to the said chapel, never attorned either to the feoffees or to the farmer. After the feoffment the deceased took the issues of the manors to his own use, and made divers acquittances to the farmers in his own name and sealed with his seal for sums received by him, describing himself as lord of the manors, whether by licence of the feoffees or by some other title the jurors know not.

Date of death as above. Richard Ponyngges, aged 17 years and more, a minor in the king's wardship, is his kinsman and next heir, being son of Michael son of Agnes sister of Joan his mother, from whom the premises descended to him.

KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at the same day and place, but by another jury.

Rokesle. The manor, held of the king's castle of Ledes, as of the barony of Creucoer, by homage and fealty and service of rendering 3s. 4d. every 24 weeks for ward of Dover castle; with the advowson of the church.

By his charter of feoffment dated 8 August, 42 Edward III, he divested himself thereof in favour of the above feoffees (previous inquisition). Long before the said feoffment, by an indenture dated 8 March, 40 Edward III, he had demised the manor (except the advowson and the park called 'Rokeslepark'), to Thomas Mauger of Rokesle for 9 years. Thomas never attorned to the above feoffees, but continued his tenancy as farmer of the deceased, to whom he paid his farm. After the end of Thomas's term, the deceased entered on the manor and had possession of it, by what title the jurors know not.

John, parson of Rokesle, acquired 3a. land in the said lordship of Rokesle to himself and his heirs from Paul de Southwode and others, and did fealty to the deceased therefor, and paid relief and other usual services.

Date of death and heir as last above.

Writ of plura, 12 March, 50 Edward III.

KENT. Inq. taken at Dertford, 20 March, 50 Edward III.

Rokesle. The manor, with the advowson of the church. Verdict as above, except that the 3a. acquired by the parson of Rokesle are said to be of gavelkind tenure. There are also in the said manor, besides the said 3a., 143 1/2a. land of gavelkind tenure which are held of divers lords, names unknown, by services unknown. There is also a watermill of gavelkind tenure, and a rent of assise and a rent of hens of the same tenure. The rest of the manor is held of the king as above (previous inquisition).

KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Rochester on the same day but before a different jury.

Totyngton. The manor (extent given), held of the king, as of the castle of Ledes, which is parcel of the barony of Creouker, by knight's service.

Ecclesse. The manor (extent given), held of the duke of Lancaster by service of a moiety of a knight's fee. The extent includes rents held of the duke as of the fee of Lyle and 3 bushels of wheat from a field called 'Paysmythescroft.' There are also in the said manor divers lands &c. held of the earl of March, as of his manor of Swanescompe, by knight's service, to wit, 33s. 9 3/4d. rent of assise and rents of 6 1/2 hens and 33 eggs. The deceased also held of the said earl 3s. rent called 'castelwarde,' 63 1/2a. land, and 14a. land and 18 'daywerkes' of gavelkind tenure, services not known. He also held of the lord de Gray, as of his manor of Aylesford, but whether by knight's service or by gavelkind tenure the jurors know not, 20s. rent, 6 1/2 hens, 33 eggs and a bushel of wheat, and 35a. land by service as above. He also held of the heir of Simon Fraunceys, as of his manor of North-strete, 6a. meadow in gavelkind. He also held of the earl of March, as of his manor of Swanescompe, by knight's service as above, a quarter of palm barley. He also held a pasture in the field called 'Melnessh' of the lord de Gray by the service aforesaid.

Date of death and heir as above.

Robert Rowe had and still has possession of the premises under a demise made by the escheator by virtue of his office.

Writ to the treasurer and chamberlains to transmit under the seal of the Exchequer a transcript of the foot of a fine levied in 11 Edward III between William le Baud, knight, and Joan his wife, querents, and John Baud, parson of Grantesete, and William Algod, parson of Coryngham, deforciants, touching the manors of Horsmenden, Rokesle, Totyndon and Eccles, 6a. meadow in Ditton, and the advowsons of the churches of Horsmenden and Rokesle and the chapel of Totyndon. 16 May, 50 Edward III.

Transcript of a final concord made in the king's court at York in three weeks from Easter, 11 Edward III, whereby the said manors, lands and advowsons were settled on William le Baud and Joan his wife and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Joan. [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1374-1377, p. 507.]

Writ transmitting the above transcript to the justices of the Bench in order that they may proceed under better advice in a suit brought by Thomas Coupeland and Isabel his wife, daughter and heir of Joan late the wife of William de Baud. 17 June, 50 Edward III.

Writ to Richard de Treton, custos brevium of the Common Bench, to return the said transcript into Chancery. 12 July, 50 Edward III.

Letter of attorney from Robert Tye, John Sudbury, William Clerc of Horndon, Adam Waryn, John parson of Rokesle, John Rous and Henry Smethe to Richard Wantyng and William Bloxham to sue out of the king's hands divers lands &c. in Kent taken into the king's hands by the death of William Baude, knight.

Letter of attorney from Thomas Coupeland and Elizabeth his wife to John Neuport and Ralph de Pynyngton to sue out of the king's hands Elizabeth's share of the lands &c. late of William le Baude of Smalbrigg, knight.

Writ to the escheator, on an allegation by Richard Ponynges, who was found by him to be next heir of the said William, that Elizabeth, William's daughter and heir, now deceased, survived her father, and that he (Richard) is her next heir, to enquire as to the truth of the above allegation. 11 May, 51 Edward III.

KENT. Inq. taken at Rochester, Wednesday the eve of St. Barnabas, 51 Edward III.

Margaret daughter and heir of William Baude survived her father. She died on Tuesday, Christmas day, 49 Edward III. Richard Ponyngges is her kinsman and heir, to wit, son of Michael son of Agnes sister of Joan mother of the said William Baude her father.

KENT. Inq. taken at Derteford, Thursday the feast of St. Barnabas, 51 Edward III. Elizabeth daughter and heir of William Baud survived her father 8 days, and all her father's lands &c. in Kent descended to her by hereditary right. She died as above, aged 4 years and more. Richard de Ponynges is her heir, to wit, son of Michael &c., as above.

C. Edw. III. File 255. (3.)

E. Inq. P.M. File 38. (16.) (Essex.)

• Manorial Estate, 1376-1387, Rokesle [Ruxley] Manor, Sidcup, Bexley, London, DA14, GB. 19 ROKESLE, otherwise RUXLEY, as has been already mentioned, was a distinct parish, from North Cray, till it was united to it by cardinal Poole, archbishop of Canterbury, in 1557

This place, as well as North Cray, was given by William the Conqueror to Odo, bishop of Baieux, his half brother; and it is accordingly thus entered in the survey of Domesday, taken in that prince's reign under. the general title of the bishop of Baieux's lands.

In Helmestrei hundred, Malgerius holds Rochelei of the bishop (of Baieux). It was taxed at 1 suling. The arable land is . . . . . . In demesne there is 1 caracute and an half, and 10 villeins, with 10 borderers, having 2 caracutes and an half. There is 1 mill of 12 shillings. Wood for the pannage of 3 hogs. In the time of king Edward the Confessor it was worth 4 pounds, when he received it 3 pounds, and now 100 shillings. Alured held it of king Edward.

This Malgerius, from his possession and residence at this place, assumed the surname of Rokesle, being called Malgerius de Rokesle, and notwithstanding the disgrace and forseiture of the bishop of Baieux, continued in the possession of Rokesle, though the fee of it was granted to Hugh de Crevequer, who held it in capite, by barony of the king, as of his castle of Dover, it making part of the barony of Crevequer. Of him it was held by Malgerius de Rokesle, by the tenure of performing watch and ward within the castle for a certain time, according to his proportion of land. His descendant, Sir John de Rokesle, who attended king Richard I. into the Holy Land, died possessed of this place; and from him it descended to Richard de Rokesle, who held it in the 7th year of king Edward I.

In the 21st year of that reign, John de Rokesle, was owner of Rokesle, and then endeavoured to get his lands here exempted from suit and service, at the hundred court, but the jury gave it against him. He died possessed of it in the 29th year of Edward I.

In the next reign of king Edward II. this place was held by Sir Richard de Rokesle, seneschal and governor of Poictou and Montreal in Picardy, who died without male issue, leaving by his wife Joan, sister and heir of John de Criol, two daughtets his coheirs, of whom Agnes, the eldest, married Thomas de Poynings; and Joan, the youngest, married first Hugh de Pateshull, and secondly Sir William le Baud, who in her right became possessed of this manor, and died owner of it in the 4th year of king Edward III. In remembrances of which marriages the arms of Baud, Three cbevrons, in chief a label of three points, impaling Rokesle, and of Rokesle impaling Criol, were carved on the roof of the cloisters at Canterbury; and in St. Peter's church, in Canterbury, were the coats of Rokesle and of Poynings, single; and of Poynings impaling severally Rokesle, Talbot, Norwood, and Fitzpain; and of Baud impaling Rokesle. The arms of Rokesle were likewise in the windows of Sheldwich church.

Their son, Sir William Baud, died in the 50th year of king Edward III. possessed of it, with the advowson of the church of Rokesle, holden of the king of his castle of Leeds, as of the barony of Crevequer, by homage and fealty, and by the service of paying to the ward of Dover castle, Richard de Poynings being his kinsman and next heir, who was the younger brother of Thomas, grandson of Thomas de Poynings, who married Agnes, the eldest daughter and coheir of Sir Richard de Rokesle, and sister of Joane, mother of the said William le Baud last mentioned. He died possessed of this estate in the 11th of king Richard II. holding it by the tenure before mentioned. On his death Isabel, his widow, daughter and heir of Robert lord Fitzpain, held it in dower, till her death, in the 17th year of that regin; upon which Robert de Poynings, their son, succeeded to them, and died possessed of them in the 25th of king Henry VI. His eldest son, Richard, whose daughter, Alianore, married Sir Henry Percy, died in his life time, so that Robert de Poynings, the younger and only surviving son of Robert, became intitled to it, and died possessed of it in the 9th year of king Edward IV. he was succeeded by his son, Sir Edward Poynings, a man much in favour, both with king Henry VII. and VIII. being governor of Dover castle, lord warden of the five ports, and K. G. who died possessed of them in the 14th year of the latter reign, having married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Scott, by whom he lest no issue, though he had several natural children.

• Manorial Estate, 1387, Poynings Manor, Steyning, West Sussex, BN45, GB. 20 The manor of POYNINGS was probably identical with 8 hides held in 1086 of William de Warenne by William son of Rainald, who may be identified with Rainald de Poynings son of Reiner.

[...] Adam de Poynings and his wife Beatrice were holding land at Poynings about 1140. They had a son Adam. In 1242-3 Thomas de Poynings held Poynings and its members as 10 knights' fees, and was succeeded by his son Luke, who was holding Poynings in 1284-5, and died in 1294. Michael son and heir of Luke died in 1316, in which year his widow Margery was holding Poynings. In 1339 Thomas, Michael's heir and first holder of the barony of Poynings, created in 1337, died seised of the manor, which descended to his son Michael, who died in March 1369. His widow Joan held the manor as dower till her death a few months later, and it passed subsequently to her son Thomas who died in 1375 having settled the manor on his wife Blanche for life. It does not, however, appear among her possessions at her death in 1409. Thomas's heir was his young brother Richard, who held the manor until 1387. His widow Isabel held as her dower until her death in 1394. Richard's son Robert died in 1446, and since his only son Richard had died in 1430, the manor passed to Richard's daughter Eleanor, wife of Henry Percy son and heir of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland. Subsequently the lordship of Poynings became merged in the earldom of Northumberland.

• Manorial Estate, 1387, Tottington Manor, Aylesford, Kent, ME20, GB. 21 TOTTINGTON, or TOTTENDEN, as it is called in the rolls of Aylesford manor, lies about half a mile north-eastward from the priory of Aylesford. In the reign of William the Conqueror it was part of the possessions of Odo, the great bishop of Baieux, and half brother to the king; and accordingly it is thus entered under the general title of that prelate's lands, in the survey of Domesday, taken about 1080.

Robert Latin holds to ferm of the king Tontintune, of the new gift of the bishop of Baieux. It was taxed at half a suling. The arable land is one carucate and a half. In demesne there is one, and three villeins, with nine borderers, having half a carucate. There are four servants and five acres of meadow. Wood for the pannage of two hogs. In the time of king Edward the Confessor it was worth 30 shillings, when he received it 20 shillings, now 40 shillings. Ulnod held it of king Edward.

The same Robert holds in Totintune to ferm of the king one yoke, and that is of the new gift of the bishop of Baieux, and there is nothing except two acres of meadow. It is and was worth separately 10 shillings. Godnin held it of king Edward.

Soon after this the manor of Tottington was become the property of Malgerius de Rokesle, so called from his possessions at Rokesle, in this county, and his son Richard gave the whole tithe of his land, in Totintune to the monks of St. Andrew's, in Rochester, on condition, that he and his wife and son should receive the benefit of the prayers of that society; in whose descendants this manor continued the same as that of Rokesle before described, till at length it came into the possession of Robert de Poynings, who died in the 25th year of king Henry VI. anno 1446, possessed likewise of the advowson of the free chapel of St. Stephen in it, founded by his father, Richard de Poynings, both being held of the king, as of his castle of Leeds, which was of the barony of Crevequer, by knight service. He gave it to Tho. Palmer, esq. of the Court lodge, in Snodland, who had married his only daughter, and was grandson of Thomas, of Snodland, who married the daughter of Fitz Simon.

• Will, 10 Jun 1387, Plymouth, Devon, GB. 22 Richard Lord Poynings, Plymouth, June 10, 1887. My body to be buried in the parish Church at Poynings, on the right side of the tomb of my brother, Thomas Lord Poynings. For the celebration of twenty trentals for my soul, and all Christian souls, x marks; to Joane, my daughter, for her marriage, cc marks; to the infant in my wife's womb, if it be a daughter, cl. And if it so happen that I depart this life in such a place that my body cannot be buried at Poynings, to the end that my friends afar off may take notice thereof, I will that a stone of marble be provided, with an escutcheon of my arms, and an helmet under my head, and an inscription declaring my name and the time of my death. I will that the advowson of the Church of Elsyng be sold, and the money be bestowed in masses and trentals for the souls of Sir Michael de Poynings, my honourable lord and father, my mother, my uncle Richard
de Poynings, my grandfather, brother, and sisters, and all my relations, and also for the souls of Sir Thomas Heryngaunte, Robert Botiler, John de Tyes, my benefactors, for my own soul, and for all Christian souls. To my loving Lady Isabel, my wife, daughter to my Lord Robert de Grey, then called Fitz-Payne, the Manor of Wrentham called Northale, in Suffolk, for her life. Also I will that the manors of Preston juxta Ferlee and West Dene, in Suffolk, Ifeld-Peverell and Leveland, in Sussex and Surrey, with the rents of Staundene and Combesdene, in the Isle of Shepey, be retained for the space of twenty years by my Executor, for the payment of my debts and the marriage of my younger children. To Thomas d'Odingsells. And I appoint Sir William Percy, Knight, my executor.

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 12 Sep 1387. 2 610. Richard Ponynges, knight

Writ, 12 September, 11 Richard II SURREY. Inq. taken at Merstham, Monday in Michaelmas week, 11 Richard II.

He held the under-mentioned messuage and land in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death.

Merstham. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of the prior of Canterbury in socage.

He died on Saturday the eve of Whitsunday, to wit, 25 May last. Robert de Ponynges, aged 6 years on Thursday in Whitsun week last, is his son and heir.

611. SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Crawle, Monday in Michaelmas week, 11 Richard II.

He held in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death the under-mentioned manors of Chyltyngg and Walderne and tenement at Bedynghame, out of which he had granted to Hugh Waterton a rent of 10 marks for life.

He held in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death the under-mentioned manors of Ponynges, Hangelton, Asshecombe and Twynem, and 4l. rent in Crawle. He had granted out of the said manors of Twynem, Hangelton and Ponynges a yearly rent of 54 marks to Agnes daughter of Robert Northwode, knight, for life, with power of distraint therein, and in the manors of Rokesle, Totyngton, Eccles and Westwode, co. Kent. He had also granted out of the said manors of Ponynges, Hangelton and Crawle (sic) a yearly rent of 40 marks to Richard Scoteneye and Isabel his wife, for life, with power of distraint.

He also held in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death the under-mentioned manor of Little Perchyngge, tenement at Westmeston, rent and land in Ifelde, and park called Shulleghe.

He also held the under-mentioned manor of Ifelde jointly with Robert Fitz Payn, Thomas Kynardesle, Hugh Quecche and John Giffard, clerk, to them and their heirs, by gift and feoffment of Thomas Blast and John Newdegate.

Chyltyngg. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight's service.

Walderne. The manor, held of the duke of Lancaster, as of the honor of Laigle, by knight's service.

Bedynghame. A tenement, held of William Echynghame, knight, services not known.

Ponynges, Hangelton and Asshecombe. The manors, and 4l. rent in Crawle, held of the earl of Arundel, as of his castle of Lewes, by knight's service.

Twynem. The manor, held of the earl of Arundel, as of his castle of Lewes, in socage, by service of rendering yearly a pair of gilt spurs, worth 6d., or 6d.

Little Perchyngge. The manor, held of Robert Bevyl by knight's service.

Westmeston. A tenement, held of William Percy, knight, in socage.

Ifelde. 60s. rent, and a parcel of land called 'le Hurstlonde', held of the earl of Nottingham by knight's service.

Shulleghe. A park so called, held of John Sondes, knight, by knight's service.

Ifelde. The manor, held of the earl of Nottingham by knight's service.

Date of death and heir as above.

612. Writ, 12 September, 11 Richard II KENT. Inq. taken at Osprenge, Tuesday after St. Faith, 11 Richard II.

He died seised in fee of the under-mentioned manors of Terlyngham and Newynton Bertram, advowson of the church of Hastyngleghe, moiety of the hundred of Folkstan, manor of Westwode and tenement in Frythyndenn. Of the value of the manor of Newynton 10l. 4s. 1d. are assigned for life to Blanche late the wife of Thomas de Ponynges, whose brother and heir the said Richard was, as her dower after the death of Thomas her husband. Long before his death the said Richard granted a yearly rent of 4 marks out of the manor of Westwode to Thomas Ikham for life.

On the day of his death the said Richard held the under-mentioned manors of Staundon and Coumbesdale jointly with Sir William Percy, knight, Thomas Blast, Thomas Kynardesle, Thomas Ikham and William Wysbeche, who are still living, by gift and feoffment of Richard Blore, John Kirkeby, clerk, and Jordan de Bladyndon to them and their heirs for ever.

Long before his death he purchased the under-mentioned manors of Northcreye and Levelonde with the advowson of the church of Northcreye, jointly with William Percy, knight, Thomas Kynardesle, Thomas Blast and Thomas Saundres, clerk, from John Kyrkeby, Ellis Reyner, Jordan de Bladyndon and Thomas Byfelde, by the name of all the lands &c. which they had in Levelonde and Northcreye except the lands late of John de Gatton in Northcreye. Afterwards the said purchasers granted the manor of Northcreye to Agnes daughter of Robert de Northwode, knight, William Makenade, William Scharpynge, Richard Westmerland, clerk, John Base and Thomas Holt, to hold to them and their assigns for term of the life of the said Agnes, rendering a rose yearly at Midsummer, with reversion to themselves and their heirs. So the said Richard held on the day of his death the manor of Levelonde and (jointly with the said William Percy, Thomas Kynardesle, Thomas Blast and Thomas Saundres, who are still living) the reversion of the manor of Northcreye.

He was lately seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned lands and rents in Faversham, Gravene, Herteye, Sheldwych &c., and long before his death enfeoffed thereof Nicholas Carru, William Schirbourne, clerk, Robert atte Hyde, John Gyffard, clerk, and Thomas Ikham, who are still living, and Master Adam Wykemere and John Bures, citizen of London, now deceased, to hold to them and their heirs for ever. Afterwards the said feoffees granted the premises to him, to hold at their pleasure only; and he held them thus on the day of his death.

He died seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned manor and advowson of Totyndon, manor of Ecclys, and manor and advowson of Rokesle.

He also died seised on the under-mentioned advowson of the church of Estwell.

He also died seised in his demesne as of fee of the under-mentioned 14 1/2 knight's fees.

Terlyngham and Newynton Bertram. The manors (extents given), and the advowson of the church of Hastyngleghe and a moiety of the hundred of Folkstan, held of the king in chief by homage, service of half a quarter of a knight's fee, and service of maintaining a moiety of a chapel and of a hall in the castle of Dover, rendering 2s. 6d. at the end of every 28 weeks for great ward of the said castle and 15d. at the end of every 28 weeks for little ward of the same, and paying 10s. to the sheriff of Kent for farm of the moiety of the hundred of Folkstan. The extent of Terlyngham includes a pasture called 'Northcroft' and a wood called 'Reyndene'. The extent of Newynton Bertram includes a wood called 'Essholte', and rents payable by tenants of Dunmersch and Newynton.

Westwode. The manor (extent given), held of the king by service of three parts of a knight's fee, as of the honor of Ledes, and by service of rendering 3s. 4d. at the end of every 24 weeks to the ward of the castle of Dover.

Frythyndenn. A tenement, held of the abbot of Faversham by divers services in gavelkind.

Staundon and Coumbesdale. The manors, held of Simon de Burley, knight, as of his manor of Milton, by divers services in gavelkind.

Northcreye and Levelonde. The manors, with the advowson of the church of Northcreye, held of the archbishop of Canterbury by knight's service.

Faversham, Gravene, Herteye, Scheldwych, Harnhell, Osprenge, Chilham, Sellynge by Chilham, Preston by Faversham, Upchurche, Eastwell, Kenyngton, Wy, Henxhull, Alkham, Wolfreton, Terlyngham and Folkstan. 100 a. arable, 200 a. pasture, 12 a. meadow, 17 a. wood, 6l. 17s. 11d. rent, and rents of 4 cocks, 30 hens, 170 eggs, 20 quarters of palm-barley and 42 quarters of oats, held of the abbot of Faversham, the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, Nicholas de Loveyn, knight, and William Makenade, by divers services in gavelkind and by yearly rent of 63s. 7d. to the abbot, 10s. 4d. to the prior, 18d. to the said Nicholas and 8d. to the said William.

Totyndon. The manor (extent given), and the advowson or gift of the free chapel of St. Stephen therein, held of the king by service of a quarter of a knight's fee, as of the honor of Crewker. The extent includes 1 r. land of gavelkind.

Ecclys. The manor (extent given), held of the duke of Lancaster and the earl of March by service of half a knight's fee, to wit, of the duke of Lancaster by a fourth part of a knight's fee, as of the honor of Lisle, and of the earl of March by a fourth part of a knight's fee, as of his manor of Swannescompe. The extent includes lands &c. in Stotenlese, Wyvelynge, Napilton, Rissham, Worthe, Reed, Breche, Funtaynescrofte, Bromfeld bottel, Kyngesfeld and Dittonesmeed, and divers lands &c. of gavelkind tenure. From the said manor 6s. are payable yearly to the castle of Rowchestre, and 10s. to the lord de Gray, as well as suit to his court of Eillysforde every three weeks.

Rokesle. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church thereof, held of the king, as of the honor of Crewker, by knight's service and the service of rendering 3s. 4d. at the end of every 24 weeks for ward of the castle of Dover. The extent includes a water-mill and certain lands of gavelkind tenure, lands &c. called 'Wulwardislond', 'Okholtisheth' and 'Kyngesmed' in Derteforde marsh. The following rents are payable out of the value of the manor to divers lords of fees, to wit, to the prior of St. John of Jerusalem 9s., to the court of Kymenhole 4s., to Margaret Furneux 2s. 6d., to the sheriff of Kent 15d., and to the abbot of Lesnes 18s. 4d.; also 5d. for 'Romscot' and 12d. to the archbishop of Canterbury for a tenement in Litelorpynton.

Estwell. The advowson of the church, held of the king, as of the honor of Arsyk.

Folkstan hundred. 8 1/4 knight's fees.

Lullyngeston. 1/2 fee.

Litelorpynton. 1/4 knight's fee.

Whitstaple. 1/2 knight's fee.

Soles in Nonynton. 1 knight's fee.

Bokherst in Lymene. 1 fee.

Pette. 1 fee.

Rolvyndenn. 1 fee.

Schyngelidhal in Romene marsh. 1 fee.

Whereof the last 4 fees are held of the king by knight's service, the 1/4 fee in Litelorpynton is held of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of paying him 12d. for suit to his court of Otteford, and the remaining fees are held of the king in chief.

Date of death and heir as above.

613. Writ, 12 September, 11 Richard II NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Southlenn, 28 September, 11 Richard II.

He held the under-mentioned fourth parts, advowson and knight's fee in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death.

Flicham. A fourth part of the manor (extent given), tenure not known. The extent includes a pasture in Wlfurton at Westfen and Nothusmedwe, a pasture in Hylyngton, and pleas of court with a sixth part of a leet.

Wylton. A fourth part of the manor (extent given), held of the earl of Arundel, service not known. The extent includes 60 a. arable, worth nothing by the year because of destruction by the coneys of the duke of Lancaster's warren there, and a several marsh and fishery there.

Hokewold. The advowson of the church.

Hokewold. 1 knight's fee, held by Osbert de Mundeford.

Date of death and heir as above.

614. Writ to the escheator to make enquiry touching a complaint by John de Wilton, knight, that by pretext of the above inquisition he has been unjustly removed from a yearly rent of 10 marks out of the above-mentioned fourth part of the manor of Wylton which the said Richard de Ponynges granted to him for life. 20 January, 11 Richard II. NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Southlenn, 19 March, 11 Richard II. The rent was granted to John de Wylton, knight, as stated in the writ, and he was seised thereof long before the death of the said Richard.

615. SUFFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Wrentham, 29 September, 11 Richard II.

He held the under-mentioned manor jointly with Isabel his wife and Richard Bokyngham, who are still living, by gift and feoffment of Thomas Blast, Thomas Kynardesle, John Wallyngton, Thomas Flicham, William Wysbech and Thomas Ikham to him and the said Isabel and Richard and his heirs and assigns.

Wrentham. The manor called 'Northalle', held of the earl of Arundel, as of the honor of Lewes, service not known.

He died on 25 May last. Robert his son, then aged 6 years and more, is his heir.

616. Writ of certiorari super vero valore feodorum &c., 26 May, 11 Richard II NORFOLK. Inq. taken at Brandoneferye, 8 August, 12 Richard II.

He held the under-mentioned fees and parts of fees.

Wylton. A moiety of a knight's fee, held of him by the heirs of Roger Skalys.

Wylton, Hokewold, Mundeford and Reymerston. One knight's fee and a fourth part of a fee, held by Osbert de Mundeford.

Shypedham. A fourth part of a knight's fee, held of him by Robert de Knolles, knight, and the heirs of Humphrey Baylly and John atte Stokes.

Shypedham and Letton. A moiety of a knight's fee, held of him by Thomas Howard, William Cursoun and John his son.

Hokewold. The advowson of the church.

None of these fees have fallen in since the day of the death of the said Richard.

617. SUFFOLK. Inq. taken at Henhowe, 10 September, 12 Richard II.

He held the under-mentioned fees jointly with Isabel his wife, who is still living, as pertaining to their manor of Wrentham.

Cove and Wrentham. 2 knight's fees, held by Robert de Ufford, knight.

Benacre. A moiety of a knight's fee, held by the heirs of John de Cove.

618. Similar writ, 12 February, 14 Richard II SURREY. Inq. taken at Guldeford, Saturday after SS. Peter and Paul, 15 Richard II. He held no knight's fees or advowsons of churches of the king in chief.

619. SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Crawle, Thursday after St. Barnabas, 14 Richard II.

He held the under-mentioned knight's fees and advowsons.

Wylcombe. One knight's fee, held of him by Nicholas Wylcombe.

Crawle. A fourth part of a knight's fee, held of him by Robert atte Watere and Alice Petyt.

Ponynges. The advowson of the church, and the advowson of the chantry of St. Mary.

Crawle. The advowson of the chantry.

Hangelton. The advowson of the church at every alternate presentation.

620. Similar writ, 7 July, 15 Richard II KENT. Inq. taken at Canterbury, Saturday after St. Faith, 15 Richard II.

He died seised of the under-mentioned knight's fees and advowsons.

Cheryton. Two knight's fees and a half, held by Thomas Fog and the heirs of Thomas Casebourne.

Haukynge, Holemed, Coumbe and Shedresfeld. Two knight's fees and a fourth part of a fee, held by the abbot of St. Radegund.

Alkham. Half a knight's fee, held by the same abbot, William Hoptone and their parceners.

Swynefeld. An eighth part of a knight's fee, held by John atte Sartry.

… Half a knight's fee, held by Peter Alkham.

Halle in Swynefeld. One knight's fee, held by John Coumbe and Felicia late the wife of Henry Cook.

Enebroke. One knight's fee, held by the abbot of Langedone and John Elys, the abbot holding a third part.

Morhale. One knight's fee, held by John Holdene.

Sechevyll. A fourth part of a knight's fee, held by the heirs of Thomas de Belhous.

Oxeneye. One knight's fee, held by the heirs of John de Cryell and of William Hokenyour.

Soles by Berfreston. One knight's fee, held by Thomas … bregg and the prior of Dover, the prior holding 120 a.

Bokesherst. An eighth part of a knight's fee, held by Thomas bastard son of Thomas de Sancto Nicholao, by the latter's gift.

Akstan hundred. Half a knight's fee, formerly Simon de Echyngham's and now held by Reynold de Cobham.

Langham in Rolvynden. Half a knight's fee, held by Joan late the wife of William Guldeford.

Pette by Cherrynge. A fourth part of a knight's fee, held by Thomas Newecourt.

Lytelorpynton. A fourth part of a knight's fee, held by Richard William.

Shyngledehall in Romene marsh. Half a knight's fee, held by William Barry, knight, and … T …

Tangreton in Whitstaple hundred. Half a knight's fee, held by the master of the Domus Dei of Osprenge.

Estwelles, Hestynglegh and Rokesle. The advowsons of the churches.

Westwode. The gift of a free chapel.

Totynton. The gift of a free chapel.

St. Radegund. The patronage of the abbey.

Modyndenne. The patronage of the house of Holy Trinity.

621. (Writ missing) SUSSEX. Assignment of dower to Isabel late the wife of the said Richard, made on 18 November, 11 Richard II, in the presence of Richard Bokyngham, Isabel's attorney, to receive dower.

Ponynges. A third part of the manor, including specified rooms, buildings, parcels of land, rents and services; and a third part of the game, pannage, agistment, grazing and underwood in the park, and of the profit of three mills and the fishery in two fishponds there.

Rooms and buildings mentioned:'97 Knyghtenchambres, le Wrengehous, Foderbern, le Couhous, le Werkhous, Frerenchamber.

Field-names &c. mentioned:'97 le Westgardyn, Bywestebroke, Bynorthecourt, Oxethe, Gore, le Faunecroft, Chalfcroft, Pilleshammesmede, Twynem, Stonstaple.

Tenants mentioned:'97Levechild, John Page, 'middelion', John Page, the younger, Adam Jakelyng, Adam Clerk, John Hunte, John Whyche, John Taillour, Robert Jakelyng, Joan Isaak, Killesle, Lullyng.

Hangelton. A third part of the manor, including the whole of the hall of the mansion with the granary, the whole south close, a third part of 'le Othous' at the east end, a third part of the profit of the dovecote and mill there, and certain specified parcels of land, rents and services.

Field-names &c. mentioned:'97 Slonke, Compe, Combe, les Croftes, Tendene, Sheplond, le Hamme, le Vanne.

Tenants mentioned:'97 Richard Cartere, John Philip, Roger Depyng, Godfrey Carpenter, Alice Philip.

Twynem. A third part of the manor, including a little stable on the west side of the hall, a moiety of the grange, the whole close within 'le mote', and certain specified parcels of land, rents and services.

Field-names &c. mentioned:'97 Palmeres, le Knolle, Brodefeld, Estwod, le Hamme, Bernardes, Hunteres.

Tenants named:'97 Elizabeth Burle, Godwed.

Little Perchyng and Chyntyng. The manors, and 6s. 8d. of rent in Crawele (3s. from John Blast, 3s. from William atte Court, 6d. from William Wyngeton and 2d. from Thomas atte Hyde, with their services), assigned to the said Isabel in allowance of her dower for the manors of Asshecombe, Westmeston, Walderne [and] Doddes. 4l. of rent in Crawele and 40s. of rent in Ifeld.

Shullegh. A third part of the underwood, grazing, agistment, game and other profits of the park.

622. Writ to the escheator to assign dower to Isabel late the wife of the said Richard. 14 November, 11 Richard II. [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1385'961389, p. 350] KENT. Assignment of dower to the said Isabel (undated). Totynton. Certain specified rents and parcels of land in the manor, the chapel and other buildings in the manor, and a third part of the profit of the court.

Tenants named:- John Cosynton, Robert de Rowe, John Peak, Richard Raulyn, John Wealder, John Person, John Bounde, Stephen Scharnale, John Smyth, John Whyberd, Robert Rayner, Richard Bal.

Field-names &c. mentioned:- Garlynfeld, Rowedoun, le Schephoris, le Polhell, le Undirdoune, Todyndon Meed, Todyndon Pastur', Abovedoun, Chaloner.

Ecclys. Certain specified rents and parcels of land in the manor, and a third part of the profit of the court.

Tenants named:- Prior of Clerkynwell, Thomas More, John Wiberd, heirs of William Cog, Simon Chevene, John Morel, John Paulesherst, William Seffoghil, Richard Coupere, Juliana Sterthende, Robert Rowe, Thomas Petsmyth.

Field-names &c. mentioned:- Stonhelde, le Brech, Wyvelynge, Rischam, Worthe, Reed, Mersche, Southfeld.

Rokeslee. Certain specified rents, buildings and parcels of land in the manor, and a third part of the profit of the court.

Tenants named:- Thomas Ludlowe, John Goldwyne, Richard Baker, John Mauger, Thomas Colyn.

Field-names &c. mentioned:- Clayrede, Chalke, Tannerisfeld, Southfeld, Pilcher, Hatherisland, le Gardynesgrove.

Terlyngham. Certain specified buildings, rents and parcels of land in the manor, and a third part of the profits and perquisites of a moiety of the hundred of Folkstan.

Field-names &c. mentioned:- Rumfeld, Belmounte, Kyngesdane, Northcroft, Horscroft, le Brome, Oxenlese, Reyndene.

Newynton. Certain specified parcels of land and rents in the manor, and a grange in the park.

Field-names &c. mentioned:- Middelforlong, Stoweye, Formed, Essholte.

Tenant named:- Thomas Hood.

Westwode. Certain rooms, buildings and rents in the manor, and a parcel of land.

Field-names &c. mentioned:- Brusshynge, Parkfelde.

Tenants named:- John Dreylonde, Richard atte Berne, Valentine Barret, John Brynkyll, William Smyth.

623. Writ to the escheator to assign dower to the said Isabel. 14 November, 11 Richard II. [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1385'961389, p. 350] NORFOLK. Assignment of dower to the said Isabel (undated), made in the presence of Edmund Lakyngheth, her attorney, and Thomas Kynardele, attorney and friend of Robert son and heir of Richard de Ponynges.

Flicham. A third part of the site of a fourth part of the manor, certain lands, rents and services, in the said fourth part, and a third part of the pleas and perquisites of the court of the said fourth part.

Wylton. A third part of the site of a fourth part of the manor, certain lands, rents and services in the said fourth part, a third part of the marsh and fishery there, and a third part of the pleas and perquisites of the court there.

C. Ric. II File 52 (17)

E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 256 (Sussex)

• Probate, 26 Sep 1387. 22

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 4 Dec 1403. 23 988 RICHARD PONYNGES, KNIGHT

Writ, plura, 6 Dec. 1403. SUSSEX Inquisition. Crawley. 10 Dec.

Thomas de Ponynges, knight, brother of Richard, held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 40 a. in Southwick and Kingston by Sea, and granted them to John atte Hyde and the heirs of his body. He held them and had issue Richard atte Hyde. After the death of John, Richard held and had issue Alice, and she died seised of them on 7 Oct. 1393 without heirs of her body. They should revert to Robert de Ponynges as heir of Thomas, that is son of Richard, brother of Thomas. They were taken into the king's hands because he was in the king's ward on account of other lands held in chief. They are held of Joan widow of John Sandes, knight, service unknown, annual value 30s.

Thomas also held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 24 a. arable, 5 a. meadow and 26 a. pasture in Twineham and gave them to Sarah wife of Simon Smethe for life to hold by a rent of a rose at Midsummer. She held them until she died on 16 Nov. 1395. Then they descended to Robert, who was in the king's ward. They are held of the earl of Arundel, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.

Alice widow of Nicholas Wylcombe, senior, held in dower of William Bonet, formerly her husband, a third part of the manor of Chyngton, which Nicholas Wylcombe, junior, as heir of William Bonet, son of Alice, sister of William, granted to Richard Ponynges and his heirs. Alice attorned to him. She died on 5 Oct. 1390. It came to Robert as son and heir of Richard, under age in the king's ward, and is held of the prior of Michelham, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.

Richard survived Thomas his brother, and held all the reversions. Robert de Ponynges is aged 21 years and more.

C 137/45, no. 41, mm.4, 5


Richard married Isabel FitzPayn, daughter of Sir Robert FitzPayn and Elizabeth de Bryan. (Isabel FitzPayn was born in 1357 and died on 11 Apr 1394 24.)


Sources


1 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 12: 380-392; Thomas, whose age appears below, and Richard, who was 12 years of age on 3 July last, sons of the deceased, are his heirs to all the above lands &c. of gavelkind tenure.
; Inquisition post mortem for Sir Michael de Poynings, father. .... J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 14: 193-214; He died on 25 June last. Richard de Ponyngg, his brother, aged 16 years and more, is his heir; Inquisition post mortem for Thomas de Poynings, brother.

2 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 16 Richard II: 218-241.

3 Edward Hasted, <i>The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent</i>, 12 (Canterbury: W Bristow, 1799), 8: 282-303.

4 Edward Hasted, <i>The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent</i>, 12 (Canterbury: W Bristow, 1799), 8: 142-147.

5 Edward Hasted, <i>The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent</i>, 12 (Canterbury: W Bristow, 1799), 7: 238-244.

6 Edward Hasted, <i>The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent</i>, 12 (Canterbury: W Bristow, 1799), 6: 68-80.

7 Edward Hasted, <i>The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent</i>, 12 (Canterbury: W Bristow, 1799), 5: 280-294.

8 Edward Hasted, <i>The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent</i>, 12 (Canterbury: W Bristow, 1799), 7: 398-412.

9 Edward Hasted, <i>The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent</i>, 12 (Canterbury: W Bristow, 1799), 5: 311-322.

10 Edward Hasted, <i>The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent</i>, 12 (Canterbury: W Bristow, 1799), 5: 324-336.

11 Edward Hasted, <i>The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent</i>, 12 (Canterbury: W Bristow, 1799), 8: 118-119.

12 Edward Hasted, <i>The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent</i>, 12 (Canterbury: W Bristow, 1799), 7: 384-398.

13 Edward Hasted, <i>The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent</i>, 12 (Canterbury: W Bristow, 1799), 5: 415-445.

14 Edward Hasted, <i>The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent</i>, 12 (Canterbury: W Bristow, 1799), 6: 532-549.

15 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 12: 380-392.

16 Edward Hasted, <i>The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent</i>, 12 (Canterbury: W Bristow, 1799), 8: 63-78.

17 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 14: 193-214.

18 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 14 Edward III: 237-251.

19 Edward Hasted, <i>The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent</i>, 12 (Canterbury: W Bristow, 1799), 2: 141-162.

20 <i>A History of the County of Sussex</i>, 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 7: 208-212.

21 Edward Hasted, <i>The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent</i>, 12 (Canterbury: W Bristow, 1799), 4: 416-447.

22 Nicholas Harris Nichols Esq., <i>Testementa Vetusta - an Illustration From Wills of Customs... </i> (London, GB: Nichols and Sons, 1826), 1: 122.

23 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 18 Henry IV: 324-346.

24 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 17 Richard II: 164-183.

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