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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 Thomas de Poynings 2nd Baron Poynings
(1349-1375)

 

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1. Blanche de Mowbray

Sir Thomas de Poynings 2nd Baron Poynings

  • Born: 19 Apr 1349 2
  • Marriage (1): Blanche de Mowbray 1
  • Died: 25 Jun 1375 aged 26 3

  General Notes:

THOMAS (DE POYNINGS), LORD POYNINGS, son and heir, was born at Slaugham, Sussex, and baptised there, 19 April 1349. His wardship was granted, 17 May 1369, to John of Gaunt, with whom he was going in March 1372/3 on the King's proposed expedition to Gascony. He was on the commission of the peace for Sussex in 1375.

He married, before 5 June 1372, Blanche, daughter of John (DE MOWBRAY), LORD MOWBRAY (by Joan, youngest daughter of Henry, EARL OF LANCASTER], and widow of Sir Robert BERTRAM, of Bothal (e). He died s.p., shortly before 25 June 1375. His widow married, 4thly, between 28 June 1377 and 21 March 1377/8, Sir John DE WORTH, steward of the lands of Joan, Princess of Wales, and one of her executors. He died in 1391. In November 1394 she was wife of Sir John WILTSHIRE, who was living in August 1405. She died 21 July 1409.

(e) Blanche had been m. as a child, about 1349, to John de Segrave, son and heir apparent of John, Lord Segrave, who d. as a young boy. In 1356-7 she was the 2nd wife of Sir Robert Bertram, baron of Bothal, Northumberland, who d. Nov 1363. John de Mowbray in June 1365 confirmed grants of annuities by his sister Blanche, baroness of Bothale.

[Complete Peerage X:661-2, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

  Noted events in his life were:

Manorial Estate, 1369-1375, Ostenhanger Manor, Stanford, Ashford, Kent, TN25, GB. 4 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...

Manorial Estate, 1369-1375, Poynings Manor, Steyning, West Sussex, BN45, GB. 5 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.

Inquisition, 8 Mar 1369. 6 404. 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.)

Inquisition, 22 May 1369. 7 405. JOAN LATE THE WIFE OF MICHAEL DE PONYNGES, knight.

Writ, 22 May, 43 Edward III.

NORFOLK. Inq. (indented) taken at Wilton, Saturday before St. Barnabas, 43 Edward III.

Wilton. The manor, held for life, in dower, of the earl of Arundel, the prior of Castelacre, Osbert de Mundeford and the prior of Flycham, service not known.

She died on 16 May last. Thomas de Ponynges, her son, aged 20 years on 19 April last, is her heir.

Writ, 22 May, 43 Edward III.

BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Aillesburi, Tuesday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 43 Edward III.

Weston Turvile. A manor, with the advowson of the church, held jointly with John son of John de Molyns, knight, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by feoffment of the said John de Molyns, with remainder to William, brother of the said John son of John, and the heirs male of his body, by a fine levied in the king's court. The manor is held of the duke of Lancaster by homage and fealty.

She died on Sunday the feast of St. John before the Latin Gate, 43 Edward III. She and the said John died without heir of their bodies, so that the premises remain to the aforesaid William by virtue of the said fine.

Writ, 22 May, 43 Edward III.

WILTS. Inq. taken at Salisbury, 19 June, 43 Edward III.

La Lee and La Gore by Lavynton. The manors, held in the same form as that of Weston Turvile above, with reversion to John de Molyns and his heirs in the event of William de Molyns, brother of John son of John de Molyns, dying without heir male of his body. As John son of John de Molyns died without heir of his body by Joan, the manors remain to William his brother. 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.
Joan held no other lands &c. in the county.

Date of death not known. William de Molyns, aged 24 years and more, is living, and is her heir by the form of the gift.

Writ, 22 May, 43 Edward III.

KENT. Inq. (indented) taken at Ospringge, 4 June, 43 Edward III.

Newynton Bertram. The manor.

Estwelle. The manor, except the lands &c. therein which are held in gavelkind.

She held the above by way of dower assigned to her in Chancery after the death of Michael, her late husband, in right of Thomas son and heir of the said Michael, a minor in the king's wardship. The premises are held of the king by knight's service, as of the castle of Dover, as more fully appears in an extent made and returned into Chancery in the aforesaid year after the death of Michael.

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

Date of death and heir as in the Norfolk inquisition, except that Thomas de Ponynges is here said to be the son of her and Michael.

SUSSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Ponyngges, 2 June, 43 Edward III. Ponyngges.

The manor (extent given), held in dower &c., as in the Kent inquisition, 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.

Heir as in the Kent inquisition.

Westden. The manor.

Walderne. A messuage and 100a. land.

Both the above she held for life by a fine levied in the king's court to her and Michael and the heirs of Michael, by acquisition from Thomas Heryngaud, knight. The premises are held of Andrew Sakeville, knight, by knight's service.

Date of death and heir as in the Kent inquisition.

C. Edw. III. File 213. (1.)

E. Inq. P.M. File 31. (10.) (Sussex.)

E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 145. (6.) (Sussex.)

E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 150. (13.) (Norfolk.)

Inquisition: Post mortem, 10 Jul 1375. 3 190. 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.)


Thomas married Blanche de Mowbray, daughter of John de Mowbray 3rd Baron Mowbray and Joan of Lancaster.1 (Blanche de Mowbray died in 1409 1.)


Sources


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

2 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 his son, who will be 20 years of age on 19 April next, is his heir; Inquisition post mortem for Sir Michael de Poynings, father.

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

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

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

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

7 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 12: 393-411.

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