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William de Ros 1st Baron de Ros of Helmsley
(Bef 1261-Between 1316/1316)
Matilda de Vaux
(Bef 1261-Bef 1316)
Bartholomew de Badlesmere 1st Baron de Badlesmere
(Abt 1275-1322)
Margaret de Clare
(Abt 1282-1333)
William de Ros 2nd Baron de Ros of Helmsley
(Bef 1288-1343)
Margery de Badlesmere
(Bef 1306-1363)
William de Ros 3rd Baron de Ros of Helmsley
(1329-Bef 1352)

 

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William de Ros 3rd Baron de Ros of Helmsley

  • Born: 19 May 1329, Freiston, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE22, GB 1
  • Died: Bef 3 Dec 1352 2

  General Notes:

WILLIAM de Ros (Frieston, Lincolnshire 19 May 1329-before 3 Dec 1352). A manuscript narrating the foundation of Rievaulx Abbey names "Willielmum, Thomam, Margaretam et Matildam" as the children of "Willielmus de Roos" and his wife "Margeriam de Badilsmere", adding that William died childless "in terra sancta" and was buried there. Lord Ros.

m (before 8 May 1341) as her first husband, MARGARET Neville, daughter of RALPH Neville Lord Neville of Raby & his wife Alice de Audley (-May 1372). A manuscript narrating the foundation of Rievaulx Abbey records that "Willielmum", son of "Willielmus de Roos" and his wife "Margeriam de Badilsmere", married "Margaretam filiam domini Radulphi de Nevill". She married secondly (royal licence 26 Feb 1358) as his first wife, Henry de Percy Lord Percy , who was created Earl of Northumberland. 2

  Noted events in his life were:

Inquisition: Post mortem, 7 Feb 1343. 3 474. WILLIAM DE ROOS or DE ROS, of Hamelak.

[Writ to the mayor of London, the king's escheator there (missing).]

LONDON. Inq. Monday after St. Ambrose, 17 Edward III.

Parish of St. Katherine in the Ward of Aldgate. Four shops, old and ruinous, with a garden annexed, held of the king in free burgage, as is the whole city of London.

He died on the morrow of the Purification last, as the jurors understand. William his son, aged 15 years, is his next heir.

Writ, 7 February, 17 Edward III.

SALOP. Inq. made at Neuport, 6 March, 17 Edward III.

Aderdeleye. The manor (extent given) held, of the inheritance of Margery his wife, of the king by service of a knight's fee. He held no other lands in the county.

Heir unknown.

Writ, 7 February, 17 Edward III.

KENT. Inq. Tuesday after St. Valentine, 17 Edward III.

Chilham. The manor held with Margery his wife, who still survives, one of the sisters and heirs of Giles de Badelesmere, as of her pourparty of the said inheritance, of the king rendering 20s. for the ward of the castle of Dover every twenty-four weeks.

Hothfeld. The manor held with the said Margery, as above, of the inheritance aforesaid, of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of half a knight's fee.

Bleen. The manor similarly held, of the earl of Gloucester by service of a quarter of a knight's fee.

Wolryngton. The manor similarly held, of the abbot of Faversham in free socage by service of 2s. yearly.

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

Heir as above, aged 14 years and more.

Writ, 7 February, 17 Edward III.

DORSET. Inq. taken at Blaneford on Thursday after St. Matthias, 17 Edward III.

Tarente Ruysscheustone. A moiety of the manor (extent given) held, of the inheritance of Margery his wife, of dame Elizabeth de Bourgh by service of half a knight's fee.

Couekesdich. A moiety of the hundred held of the said inheritance, service unspecified.

Heir as above, aged 16 years.

Writ, 7 February, 17 Edward III.

NORFOLK and SUFFOLK. Inq. made at Norwich on Saturday the feast of St. Peter in Cathedra, 17 Edward III.

SUFFOLK.

Wysete. Five messuages, 100a. arable and 100s. rent, held jointly with Margery his wife of the king in chief, by service of an eighth part of a knight's fee.

NORFOLK.

Hakeforde. The manor with the advowson of the church, held jointly as above, of William de Calthorp by service of half a knight's fee.

Whytewell. The manor held jointly as above, of Roger Geney in chief by service of a knight's fee and a half.

Watton. The manor held jointly as above, of John de Segrave, of the right and inheritance of the said John's wife, of the earldom of Norfolk by service of a knight's fee.

Holt and Cleye. A moiety of the manors, with the advowson of the church of Cleye, held jointly as above, of the honour of Aumarle by service of a knight's fee and a half.

Hoghton. A moiety of the manor held jointly as above, of the count of Ew in chief by service of 20s. and 4 bushels of wheat yearly.

He held no other lands &c. in the said counties.

Penteneye. The patronage of the priory, when void, pertains alternately to the manors of Whytewell and Watton.

He died on Saturday next after the Purification last. Heir as above, aged 15 years.

Writ, 7 February, 17 Edward III.

Endorsed by the escheator that the said William held no lands &c. in co. Bedford.

BUCKINGHAM. Inq. Saturday after St. Gregory the Pope, 17 Edward III.

Preston. A parcel of garden containing 1r., 50a. arable, 5a. meadow, 1a. pasture, 3r. wood and 13s. 4d. assised rent yearly &c. held of the manor of the said town, of the inheritance of Margery sometime his wife, by service of rendering 2s. 3d. yearly for the ward of the castle of Roucestre.
He held no other lands &c. in the county.

Heir as above, aged 12 years and more.

Writ, 7 February, 17 Edward III.

WILTS. Inq. 1 March, 17 Edward III.

Heghtredeburi. A messuage and two carucates of land (extent given) held, of the inheritance of Margery his wife, of the earl of Gloucester, service unknown.

He died on 16 February, 17 Edward III. Heir as above, aged 16 years.

Writ, 7 February, 17 Edward III.

YORK. Inq. Monday before St. Gregory the Pope, 17 Edward III.

Garton and Housom. The manors (extents given), including a certain yearly rent of free tenants in Brakene, Middelton, Northdalton, Naburn and Tibethorp, parcel of the said manor of Garton, held of the king in chief as of the crown, as parcel of the castle and manor of Helmesley; which castle and manor, with their members &c. are held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of a barony and by other services, as is more fully contained in the inquisition and extent of the said castle and manor, now returned into the king's chancery.

Walter Espek, sometime lord of the manor of Helmesley, ancestor of the said William de Ros, and founder of the priory of Kirkeham, by his writing granted time out of mind to the prior and convent of Kirkeham and their successors for ever, 100s. yearly rent, to be paid at Hamelak from his chamber, at the terms of St. Martin and Whitsunday equally, for tithe of meal (?) (pro decima de mala) of his manors, and for tithe of his venison there three fitting deer yearly, viz. one in 'le gres' and two in 'le fermison'; and the said William de Ros now deceased, by his writing granted for himself and his heirs that the said prior &c. and their successors should receive the said rent at Garton at the said terms, viz. 53s. 4d. from four bovates of land there which William de Wodehous and Beatrice his wife sometime held, and 46s. 8d. from four bovates of land there which Reginald de Salden sometime held, viz. in A.D. 1331, to be received for a term of 45 years then next ensuing, and after the completion of the said term the said, prior &c. shall receive the said 100s. from the chamber of the said William de Ros for ever; and the said prior &c. were seised of the said rent and continued their seisin thereof peaceably until the death of the said William.

The houses and buildings now existing in the said manor of Garton cannot be maintained and repaired for less than 40s. yearly, if they are to be kept in proper (sufficienti) condition until the lawful age of the said William's heir, nor the houses and buildings in the said manor of Housom for less than 4l. yearly.

Heir as above, aged 14 years on the feast of St. Dunstan next.

YORK. Inq. taken on Saturday before St. Gregory the Pope, 17 Edward III. (partly illegible).

Helmesley. The castle and manor, including two gardens called 'le Ortyerdes,' and parks called 'le Neupark' and 'le Oldpark' with deer, together with the manors of Harum, Housom, Garton and Lynton, and certain tenements in Pokley, Bodlom, Carleton and 'le Haghe,' pertaining to the said castle and manor (extents given), held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of a barony, and by doing suit at the county (court) of York every six weeks and at the trithing (courts) of Craykhowe and Yarlescros once a year, and at the wapentake (courts) of Ridale, Bulmere, Dikeryng and Buccros once a year, and by service of rendering to the king yearly 11s. by the hands of the sheriff of York for the fines of the wapentakes; and there are in Lynton 120a. (?) of assart of the forest of Galtres which the said William held of the king in chief by service of rendering to the king's exchequer, by the hands of the sheriff of York, 20s. yearly.

William de Ros, father of the said William, now deceased, by his writings granted the following to the underwritten, who still survive, for their respective lives:-

To John de Arnhale, 4l. yearly rent from his tenants in Pokeley.

To William de Middelton, for his service, the keepership (custodiam) of a certain plot called 'le Haghe' in Helmesley, as William de Yolton had the same, saving the profits thereof to the said William de Ros and his heirs, taking for the same yearly for 10 weeks 1qr. of wheat, price 3s. 4d., from the said manor of Helmesley, and a robe yearly, price 13s. 4d. or 13s. 4d. for the said robe, and pasture for two of his cows in the old park of Helmesley, with the oxen of the said manor.

To William Starre, a robe yearly, price 20s., or 20s. for the said robe, to be received from the said manor of Helmesley.

The said William, now deceased, by his writings gave the following to the underwritten, who still survive, for their respective lives:-

To Geoffrey de [Ki]rkeby Usburne, for his service, 5qrs. and two hoppers (hop') of wheat yearly, viz. for (every) ten weeks 1qr. of wheat, to be received from the castle of Hamelak from the said William and his heirs, and a robe yearly, price 10s., and 2s. rent yearly.

To John de la More, the office of porter of the castle of Hamelak, and 5qrs. of wheat yearly, viz. for (every) ten weeks 1qr. of wheat, and at the feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr two hoppers (hop') of wheat, to be received from the said castle of Hamelak.

To William de Kirkeby, for his service, a robe yearly, price 20s. to be received from the said manor of Helmesley.

To Isabel de Brighton, whom Thomas de Bubwyth married, 4qrs. 2 1/2 bus. of London wheat, viz. for (every) twelve weeks 1qr. of wheat, to be received from the said manor of Helmesley.

To Thomas le Armurer, a robe yearly, price 13s. 4d., to be received from his lands in Helmesley.

To Thomas de Overton, for his service, the keepership of the forestry of the said wood of Lynton, taking for the same yearly 5qrs. and two hoppers of wheat, viz. for (every) ten weeks 1qr., of wheat, to be received from the said manor of Lynton.

The said John de Arnhale, William de Middelton, William Starre, Geoffrey de Kirkeby, Thomas le Armurer, John de la More, William de Kirkeby, Isabel de Brighton and Thomas de Overton, by virtue of the grants aforesaid, were seised of the said rents &c. from the said manors of Helmesley, Pokeley and Lynton, and continued their seisin thereof peaceably until the day the said William de Ros died.

As regards the keepership of the said castle, with the parks there, there must be a constable, taking 3d. a day and a robe yearly, price 20s.; a parker, taking 1 1/2d. a day and a robe yearly, price 10s.; and a maker of the paling of the said parks, for repair of the same, taking every twelve weeks 1qr. of corn and rye, and for his wage 3s. yearly.

Within the said castle is a chapel, founded by the ancestors of the said William de Ros, time out of mind, and a chaplain celebrating daily in the said chapel for the souls of the ancestors and heirs of the said William for ever, taking yearly from the said manor of Helmesley for his stipend 5 marks, to him and his successors, chaplains, for ever; which chaplain and his predecessors were, time out of mind, seised of the said 5 marks yearly, and peaceably continued their seisin thereof until the day of the said William's death.

The walls of the said castle and the houses and buildings within the same cannot be maintained and repaired for less than 6l. 13s. 4d. yearly, if they are to be kept in proper condition until the lawful age of the said William's heir; nor the houses and buildings within the said manor of Lynton for less than 40s. yearly.

Sum of the values of the above manor of Helmesley with 'le Haghe,' of the lands &c. in Carleton, Bodlom, Harum and Pokeley, of the manor of Lynton, and the rents in Bildesdale, Fryton and Oswaldkirk. From whence there are due 11s. yearly for fines of the wapentakes by the hands of the sheriff of York, 20s. yearly for the said assart in Lynton, and divers charges in the castle &c. as above.

YORK. Inq. taken at Methelburn on Wednesday the feast of St. Gregory the Pope, 17 Edward III.

Seton. The manor, together with certain rents of free tenants in Wartre (extents given), including a little park with deer, a wood of oaks called Setonwod, a fishery in the water of Fulney and a ferry over that river, held as of the fee of Trussebutte, of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of a moiety of a knight's fee. The prior of Wartre and the convent of the same place, by a certain writing indented, made by John sometime prior of the said house, are bound to the said William de Ros and his heirs in 20l. yearly.

Storthwayt. The manor, together with certain tenements and rents in Methelburn, Herlethorp and Folkerthorp pertaining to the said manor (extents given), held of the king as of the fee of Mortimer, which is in the king's hand by the forfeiture of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, by service of a moiety of a knight's fee.

Fulford. The manor (extent given), including certain rents in the city of York, held of Walter de Heslarton and Eustacia his wife, as of the right of the said Eustacia, by knight's service, and by rendering 8d. yearly for the fines of the wapentake. The said manor is charged in 60s. yearly to Alice, late the wife of James de Bosevill, who still survives, for her life, by the grant of the said Sir William de Ros because the said Alice was sometime conjoined (conjuncta) concerning the said manor with the said James.

York. 100l. rent yearly in the city received by the hands of the bailiffs thereof by the grant of the king's progenitors, in exchange for the castle of Wark in the county of Northumberland; and the tenements from which the said rent issues are held of the king in burgage by service of 'husgable' yearly.

Heir as above, aged 14 years at the feast of St. Dunstan next.

The said William de Ros, now deceased, by his writings granted the following to the underwritten for their respective lives:-

To Robert de Aymounderby, his yeoman, for his service, 46s. 8d. rent and a robe yearly, price 20s., to be received from the said manor of Storthwayt, by the hand of John atte Watr . ., and others.

To Thomas de Wylton 40s. rent yearly, to be received of all the lands &c. of the said William in Storthwayt and Methelburne aforesaid.

To John de la More, called 'le Keu,' 33s. 4d. rent and a robe yearly, price 20s., whereof 26s. 8d. yearly to be received from the said tenements in Methelburn, and the said robe and 6s. 8d. from the manor of Ros in Holdernesse.

To John de Ros, 46s. 8d. rent and a robe yearly, price 20s., to be received from the said tenements in Methelburn.

To Henry de la Chaumbre, 46s. 8d. rent and a robe yearly, price 20s., to be received from the said tenements in Methelburne.

The said Robert, Thomas, John, John and Henry still survive; and were peacefully seised of the said rents and robes from the time of the completion of the said writings until the death of the said William de Ros.

The houses and buildings in the manor of Seton cannot be maintained and repaired for less than 60s. yearly, if they are to be kept in proper condition until the lawful age of the said heir; and there must be a parker for the keeping of the park and of the deer and wood there, taking 2d. a day.

The houses and buildings in the manor of Storthwayt cannot be maintained &c., as above, for less than 13s. 4d. yearly; and there must also be a parker there, taking 2d. a day.

The houses &c. in the manor of Fulford cannot be maintained &c. for less than 13s. 4d. yearly.

Writ, 7 February, 17 Edward III.

Endorsed by the escheator that the said William held no lands &c. in cos. Worcester and Warwick.

LEICESTER. Inq. taken at Stathern 26 February, 17 Edward III.

Rademyld. The manor (extent given) held by knight's service, but for how much is unknown. The pleas and perquisites of court are worth nothing yearly, because the tenants there do suit at the court of Beauver, co. Lincoln. There is there a warren called the warren of Beauver between the castle of Beauver and the town of Stathern without the park, and the soil thereof pertains to the townships of Stathern, Plungarth and Barkeston; and there are thorns growing which cannot be sold or cut because if cut they would never grow again, because the growth of the same would always be destroyed by the beasts of the aforesaid townships feeding there at all times of the year; and no lord there has sold or cut anything thereof, for the reason aforesaid. From the rabbits there [there was] no profit from the time of the death of the said William before Lent, because they were used (destricti) in the said lord's lifetime for the enthronement of the archbishop of York, and for the lord's maintenance, and sent to Stoke Daubeney from the feast of St. Michael to the day of his death. From the manor of Rademyle, Juliana, late the wife of Stephen Wyndout, received for her life for certain tenements which the said William de Roos acquired of her, 2qrs. of wheat, price 8s., and 1qr. of peas, price 2s., yearly.

Bottlesford. The manor (extent given), including a fishery in the Deven, held by knight's service, but for how much is unknown; and the perquisites of the court are worth yearly 20s. and no more, because all the presentments of suit of free men and [all] pleas pertain to the court of Beauver, co. Lincoln. Certain tenants in Normanton render 8l. 17s. 7 3/4d. yearly.

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

Heir as above, aged 15 years on the feast of St. Dunstan last.

Writ, 7 February, 17 Edward III.

LINCOLN. Inq. 5 March, 17 Edward III.

Lincoln City. 150 marks yearly, to be received by the hands of the bailiffs of the liberty of the city from the farms of the city, by the grant of King Edward II, as is more fully contained in the said king's charter and in his letters directed to the said bailiffs, as follows, viz., that the said king granted, for himself and his heirs, to the said William and his heirs that they might receive 300 marks yearly from the farms of the city of York and of the said city of Lincoln, viz., 150 marks from each city, until the said king or his heirs should provide the said William and his heirs with 300 marks of land and rent yearly, to hold between the rivers Thames and Tees, or until the said king or his heirs should restore to the said William or his heirs the castle of Werk, which the said William granted and quitclaimed to the said king and his heirs. He held no other lands &c. in the said city.

Heir as above, aged 15 years.

LINCOLN. Inq. 2 March, 17 Edward III.

Beauver. The castle and manor (extent given), including lands in co. Leicester, rents in Wolsthorp, 100s. rent called castle ward, a close called 'Holdpark,' a pasture called Blakeberugh pertaining to the said castle, and a market every Tuesday, newly proclaimed, held of the king in chief by knight's service, but for how much is unknown. And there are in rent paid yearly to the king for aid of the sheriff of Lincoln, 6l. 13s. 4d., and for aid of the sheriff of Leicester 4l.; and to the foreign bailiffs of Beauver for wardship of fees, castle ward, and collecting sheriff's aid and fines, 66s. 8d.; for a chaplain celebrating in the chapel of the castle from of old (ab antiquo), 66s. 8d., and for bread, wine and wax, 2s.; and to master John de Pykworth, 40s.

Heir as above, aged 15 years.

LINCOLN. Inq. 1 March, 17 Edward III.

Uffyngton. The manor (extent given), including a wood called Freshreb, a fishery in the river Weland and rents in Talyngton, Casewike and Depyng, held of the king in chief by knight's service, but for how much is unknown. Robert Flemyng, parson of the church of Beroughby, receives yearly from the manor by the grant of the said William de Ros, the king's licence having been obtained as is testified by the king's charter, 26l. 13s. 4d., half a cloth for a robe, price 40s., fur for three garments (garmamentis) and a hood, price 60s., ten ells of cloth for his robe at Whitsuntide, price 30s., with silk (cindone) for a lining for the said robe, price 40s.; and William de Brighton receives 4l. yearly from the manor.

LINCOLN. Inq. 27 February, 17 Edward III.

Freston with Boston. The manors (extents given), including perquisites of the market and fair of Boston, held, as in fee tail, with Margery his wife, who still survives, and the heirs male of their bodies, by the grant of King Edward II, as in the said king's charter is more fully contained, of Roger Petwardyne by knight's service, but for how much is unknown.

Whereof the king receives yearly for sheriff's aid and view of frankpledge, 40s.; and there are paid [for light of the altar?] of St. Mary, Freston, 12d. yearly; Roger de Copeldike receives yearly 12d.; and Sir Ralph de Nevill of Raby receives yearly 11l. 4s. 11 3/4d.

Heir as above, aged 15 years.

LINCOLN. Inq. 25 February, 17 Edward III.

Melton. The manor (extent given), including 30a. salt meadow at Goushil pertaining to the said manor, whereof each acre is worth 4d. yearly and no more because it is often inundated by the water of the Humber, held of the king in chief by knight's service, but for how much is unknown.

Lady Margaret de Roos receives from the said manor a yearly rent of 20 marks, by the deed of Sir William de Roos of Hamelak, the king's licence having been obtained.

Heir as above, aged 15 years.

Writ, 7 February, 17 Edward III.

NORTHAMPTON. Inq. 22 February, 17 Edward III.

Stoke Aubeney. The manor (extent given), including lands &c. in Stoke and Wylberston, a wood in the forest called Askeeceleshawe, and a wood called Derolveshill, of which manor he was enfeoffed jointly with Margery his wife, who still survives, held of the grant of Robert Flemmyg and Hugh Flemmyg, who were peacefully seised of the said manor by the enfeoffment of the said William de Roos, the king's licence having been obtained, as it is more fully testified by the said king's charter dated at the Tower of London, 1 July, 16 Edward III, and by a fine levied in the king's court at Westminster on the octave of St. Michael, 16 Edward III, between William de Roos and Margery his wife, plaintiffs, and Robert Flemmyng and Hugh Flemmyng, deforciants, touching the said manor, whereby it was granted to the said William and Margery, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies, of the chief lords of that fee, by the services thereto belonging, for ever, with remainder to the right heirs of thesaid William. The manor is held of the king in chief by service of a knight's fee.

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

From the said manor William de Recheford receives yearly 60s., which he recovered in an eyre of the justices at Northampton; and the sheriff of Northampton receives 4s. yearly for sheriff's aid.

Heir as above, aged 15 years.

Writ, 10 February, 17 Edward III.

ESSEX. Inq. taken at Stratford atte Bowe on Monday after St. Valentine, 17 Edward III. Chyngelford. The manor held jointly with Margery his wife, who still survives, one of the sisters and heirs of Giles de Badlesmere, as of the inheritance of the said Margery of her pourparty of the inheritance of the heirs of Richard le Plays, as of the fee of Stanstedemonfchet in free socage by service of 1d. yearly. He held no other lands &c. in the bailiwick.

Heir as above, aged 14 years and more.

Writ of certiorari de feodis &c, 20 February, 17 Edward III.

NOTTINGHAM. Inq. taken at Bingham on Thursday before Palm Sunday, 17 Edward III.

Skerington. A quarter of a knight's fee held by Robert de Whatton, and it shall do 25s. for relief when it happens.

Warsop. The advowson of the church, except the dowry of Margaret, late the wife of John de Roos, who was dowered thereof by the king's escheator.

Orston, Screveton and Skerington. A moiety of a knight's fee held by Geoffrey de Chalers and his wife, Richard de Walcfare and his wife, and John Bozoun, and it shall do 50s. for relief when it happens.

Staunton, Floubergh and Alverton. Two knights' fees held by Geoffrey de Staunton.

Writ of certiorari de feodis &c., 20 February, 17 Edward III.

NORTHAMPTON. Inq. taken at Norht[hamton] 18 (?) March, 17 Edward III. (defaced).

Horpol. A knight's fee held by William de Lodelowe and John de Sancto Claro.

Russhton by Rothewell. A third part of a knight's fee held by Robert Basset; and a twenty part of a knight's fee held by the abbot of Cirencester (Circestre) in frank almoin.

Braundeston. A moiety of a knight's fee held by Thomas de Buketon, knight; a moiety of a knight's fee held by the prior of Newstead, (de Novo Loco) in frank almoin; and a moiety of a knight's fee held by the abbot of Lillieshull in frank almoin.

[Bradden.] A knight's fee held by Geoffrey de Bradden.

[Cranesle.] A knight's fee held by Thomas Wake of Blisworth in right of his wife.

Asshele. A fortieth part of a knight's fee held by divers tenants.

Aldewyncle. A knight's fee sometime held by the heirs of William le Zouche.

Everdon. A knight's fee held by the prior of Everdon.

Flore. A knight's fee held by the heirs of Philip de Gayton.

Braundeston. The advowson of the church.

Writ of certiorari de feodis &c. 24 February, 17 Edward III.

LEICESTER. Inq. taken at Bottelesford on Tuesday before St. Gregory the Pope, 17 Edward III.

Muston. A knight's fee held by Robert de Collevill, knight.

Normanton. A quarter of a knight's fee held by the said Robert and William de Beauver.

Barkeby, Croxton, Hungerton, Quenyby and Howes. A knight's fee and a half and an eighth and sixteenth part held by Thomas de Lincolnia.

Statherne. A knight's fee held by Thomas de Reynes, knight.

Herdeby and Statherne. A knight's fee held by John le Warre.

Barkeston and Plungarth. A knight's fee held by Richard de Bellous and John de Bellous together; a knight's fee held by John son of William de Bernak; and half a knight's fee held by Hugh Charnels and Juliana his wife, of the right of the same Juliana.

Botelesford and Barkeston. A fortieth part of a knight's fee held by the heirs of Reginald de Watervill.

Botelesford, Rademilde, Barkeston, Plungarth and Muston. Half a knight's fee held by William de Hotoft of Botelesford.

Botelesford and Barkeston. A quarter of a knight's fee held by the heirs of William de Huntyngdon.

Botelesford. A quarter and a thirtieth part of a knight's fee held by Sarra de Wynebush; an eighth part of a knight's fee held by Robert de Saxendale; a forty-third part of a knight's fee held by William de Latholm; a sixteenth part of a knight's fee held by Richard son of Warin; a forty-third part of a knight's fee held by Richard de Wotton; a forty-third part of a knight's fee held by Fulk de Hotoft; a thirty-third part of a knight's fee held by Robert de Stoke; and a thirty-third part of a knight's fee held by Roger Wade.

Muston. A forty-third part of a knight's fee held by John Charnels, knight; and a quarter of a knight's fee held by Andrew Waryner.

Redemylde. A thirty-third part of a knight's fee held by John Petyt; a forty-third part of a knight's fee held by Stephen de Castre; a sixteenth part of a knight's fee held by Robert de Uffyngton; a forty-fourth part of a knight's fee held by William Palmere; a thirty-second part of a knight's fee held by Robert Porter; a thirty-second part of a knight's fee held by William Geffrey; a thirty-second part of a knight's fee held by the said William; a sixty-fourth part of a knight's fee held by Alan Scarvill; a sixty-fourth part of a knight's fee held by Roger the chaplain; and a sixtieth part of a knight's fee held by Roger son of John.

Gnypton. A quarter of a knight's fee held by Roger Dyve.

Herdeby. An eighth part of a knight's fee held by William son of Ralph.

Howes. A twentieth part of a knight's fee held by Henry Wolveshye.

Muston. An eighth part of a knight's fee held by the abbot of Neubo; and a sixtieth part of a knight's fee held by Hugh son of William.

Blaston. A quarter of a knight's fee held by Hugh de Notyngham.

Lobenham. A knight's fee held by Richard de Braunton.

Eston by Rokyngham. An hundredth part of a knight's fee held by divers tenants.

Medburn and Slauston. A knight's fee held by Thomas de Chaworth, knight, the elder.

Redemylde. An eighth part of a knight's fee held by Margery, late the wife of John Chesterton of Grantham.

Claxton. An hundredth part of a knight's fee held by divers tenants.

Botelesford. The advowson of the church.

Herdeby. The advowson of the church.

Botelesford. The advowson of the chantry of the church of St. Mary.

Writ of certiorari de feodis &c. 24 February, 17 Edward III.

LINCOLN. Extent taken at Lincoln, 20 March, 17 Edward III. He held the underwritten knights' fees of the fee of Trussebut of the king in chief.

Hatton, Paunton and Barkeword. A knight's fee held by Roger de Tyringham.

Paunton and Barkesword. A knight's fee held by William de Retton.

Tiryngton, Herdwike and Burgh. Half a fee and an eighth part of a knight's fee held by Thomas de Tuttele and William de Hundesacre.

Rande, Houton and Bekeryng. Half a knight's fee held by the heir of Nicholas Burdet.

Fulnetby. A quarter of a knight's fee held by John de Fulnetby.

Holghthorp. A quarter of a knight's fee held by John Burdet.

Tyrington. A quarter of a knight's fee held by Thomas de Bekeryng.

Ulceby. A knight's fee held by the heir of John Comyn.

Wotton, Thornton and Brunnum. A knight's fee held by the heir of Sayer Skauyn.

Ketelby. Half a knight's fee held by John de Neville.

Colleby and Stivelyngeflet. Half a knight's fee held by the heir of John de Kent.

Melton. A fortieth part of a knight's fee held by the heir of John de la Mare.

Messyngham. Half a knight's fee held by the heir of William le Marshall.

Greyngham. Half a knight's fee held by the prior of Newstead by Staunford in frank almoin.

Kynthorp. A quarter of a knight's fee held by Nicholas de Cantilupo.

Burgh. The service of a bovate of land, parcel of a knight's fee, held by Robert Ayr.

Melton. The service of two bovates of land, parcels of a knight's fee, held by William Fraunceys; and the service of two bovates of land, parcels of a knight's fee, held by Richard Freman.

Of the knights' fees called the fees of Beauver he held:-

Abourne. A knight's fee; and a twentieth part of a knight's fee held by the abbot of Rughford in frank almoin.

Wolesthorp. A knight's fee, whereof part [is] in Herdeby, co. Leicester, held by Robert de Wolsthorp.

Talyngton. A quarter of a knight's fee held by the prior of Bishemede.

Wiwell and Hungarton. Half a knight's fee held by James de Roos, knight.

Casewik. A fortieth part of a knight's fee held by John le Clerk.

Roppesle, Mere, and Humby. A quarter of a knight's fee, whereof part [is] in Claxton, co. Leicester, held by Simon de Roppesle.

Saperton. A quarter of a knight's fee held by William de Saperton.

Ingelby. A knight's fee held by Ralph Daubene, knight.

Carleton by Burton. A knight's fee held by the abbot of Barlingges.

Wolsthorp. A thirty-third part of a knight's fee held by Robert de Wolsthorp, Thomas Shepperd, the wife of Richard de Beauver, and Ralph le Clerk of Beauver; and a one hundred and twentieth part of a knight's fee held by John de Charneles.

Corryngham. A knight's fee and a half and a quarter held by the wife of Roger de Skoter, John Kokerell, John Jurdan, and the heir of Roger Inggelberd.

Hadyngton. Half a knight's fee held by William de Covyle, knight.

Lotheberou and Fodderby. Two knights' fees held by John de Brewes, knight.

Boselyngthorp. A knight's fee held by Richard de Boselyngthorp.

Bynbrok. A knight's fee held by William de Gaunt.

Fotherby. Half a knight's fee held by Dominic de Bukton.

Repynghale and Aslakby. Half a knight's fee held by the prior of Semprinham and Geoffrey Frost.

Croxby. Half a fee held by William de Croxby and Thomas Sibri.

Lotheborou. A twentieth part of a knight's fee held by the prior of Ormesby.

Wolsthorp. The advowson of the church.

Houton by Wragby. The advowson of the church.

Writ to the escheator within the liberty of Holderness, 6 March, 17 Edward III.

YORK. Inq. taken at Hedon on Saturday before the Annunciation, 17 Edward III (defaced).

[R]osse. The manor (extent given), except four carucates of land and a moiety of a capital messuage which are held of Herbert de Sancto Quintino by service of a twelfth part of a knight's fee, held of the king in chief as of the honour of Aumarle, by service of three-quarters of a knight's fee, rendering to the king 5s. yearly for the ward of the castle of Skipsee, and also rendering 6s. 4d. yearly to the king at Hedon by the hands of the bailiffs of the liberty of Holdernesse for 'sherevesgeld,' and doing suit at the wapentake of Holdernesse every three weeks; including waste lands in Sundirlandis, Langholmleyes, Southcrassenhowes, Metholm and Estkyme(?); 12s. 6d. yearly rent at Munkwyke from a free tenant, which tenement of Monekwyk the said William de Roos held of the provost of St. John of Beverley by paying 30s. yearly and by suit at the said provost's court at the Bedern of Beverley every three weeks; 4l. yearly rent from free tenants at Merflete; 3s. yearly rent from a free tenant at Wythernwyke; 13s. 4d. yearly rent from freemen at Otringham; 60s. yearly rent from tenants for life at Waxham, which tenements are held of Thomas Hauteyn and Isabel his wife, as of the right of the said Isabel, by foreign service and by service of paying 14s. yearly; 10s. yearly rent from free tenants at Ulram; 40s. 4d. yearly rent from free tenants for life at Hedon; and a certain mere called Pidesee at Pidesee Burton, which the said William held by the king's demise to him and his heirs for ever, rendering yearly to the king 15s. by the hands of the bailiffs of Brustwyk.

He died on 3 February last. Heir as above, aged 14 years on the feast of St. Dunstan last, and married in the lifetime of his father.

The said William by his writings gave to the underwritten, who still survive, the following yearly rents &c. from the said manor of Rosse for their lives:-

To Richard de Roos 100s. and a robe, price 20s., or 20s. for the said robe; to Luke de Saunford 20s. and a robe; to John de la Moer called 'le Keu' and a robe, price 20s., or 20s. for the said robe viz. 6s. 8d. of the said rent from the said manor of Rosse ; to John Salvayn 30s. and a robe, price 20s., or 20s. for the said robe; to Thomas de Ovreton, for his good service, 13s. 4d. and a robe, price 13s. 4d.; and to Margery de Mounceaux 20s. and a robe, price 20s., or 20s. for the said robe; and the said Richard, Luke, John, John, Thomas and Margery were peacefully seised of the said rents and robes from the time of the completion of the said writings until the day of the death of the said William.

And there is a rent of 2s. 7d. yearly to be paid to the king for tenements (?) in the borough of Hedon, 2s. 7d. yearly to a chaplain and his successors celebrating divine service in the church of All Saints, Preston, and 6d. yearly to [a chaplain and] his successors celebrating divine service in the chapel of St. Augustine's, Hedon.

Writ of certiorari de feodis &c. to the escheator within the liberty of Holderness, 6 March, 17 Edward III.

YORK. Inq. taken at Hedon on Monday before the Annunciation, 17 Edward III.

Rosse in Holdirnesse. Two bovates of land held by Nic[holas] de Rosse by knight's service, doing suit at the said William's [court] at Rosse every three weeks; and two bovates and a half of land held by William de Breton by knight's service.

Attingwyk in Holdirnesse, and Caldeoverton (?), co. Huntingdon (rectius Leicester?). A moiety of a knight's [fee] held by the heir of Nicholas de Menill by knight's service, except six bovates and 4a. of land in Attingwyk held by the prior of Bridelington of the said William in frank almoin The said heir of the said Nicholas has nothing thereof in demesne, except as mesne between the said William de Roos and divers tenants in service, who have nothing thereof in demesne.

Ulram. A carucate of land held by Hugh de Ulram by knight's service.

Brandesburton. Two carucates of land held by Robert de Sourdeval by knight's service.

Fosham. Three carucates of land held by John Hautayn by knight's service.

Merflete. A carucate and a half of land held by William de Thorp, knight, by knight's service; a carucate (and a half of land?) held by John de Wilton and Alice his wife, as of the right of the said Alice, by knight's service; and a bovate and a half of land held by Simon Skot by knight's service.

Aldeborugh and Thorp by Aldeborugh. Three carucates of land held by James de Roos, knight, by knight's service, and he has nothing thereof in demesne but a rose yearly. Robert de Roos holds the said three carucates of the said James in demesne by service of the said rose yearly.

Rihill. Three carucates of land held by Margery de Botheby by knight's service.

Aldburgh. A carucate of land held by Thomas del Esthall by knight's service.

Grymeston. Four carucates of land held by William de Grymeston by knight's service.

He held no other knights' fees nor any advowsons of churches within the liberty.

Writ of certiorari de feodis &c. to the escheator in cos. Bedford &c. 12 March, 17 Edward III.

BEDFORD. Inq. taken at Bedford on Thursday in Easter week, 17 Edward III.

Chalvesterne. A certain manor held by Thomas Swatth[yn]ge and Mary his wife, as of the right of the said Mary, by service of half a knight's fee.

Colesdene. A certain manor held by William Mordaunt and Nicholaa his wife, as of the right of the said Nicholaa, by service of half a knight's fee; and a cottage each, held by John Corner, William Abelott, Nicholas le Swon, and Geoffrey Oliver, by service of 6d. yearly; which four cottages were sometime alienated, but before the said alienation they belonged to the aforesaid half knight's fee.

Oklee. A certain manor held by Thomas de Raynes, knight, by service of a knight's fee.

He had no more knights' fees in the county, so far as can be enquired, nor any advowsons of churches.

BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Aylesbury on Wednesday after St. Ambrose, 17 Edward III.

Clifton by Olneye. A certain manor held by Thomas de Reynes, knight, by service of a knight's fee.

Chetyngdon. A certain manor held by the master and scholars of Mertonehalle, Oxeneford, by service of a knight's fee.

Ston. A certain part of the manor held by John de Bracy by service of half a knight's fee.

He had no more knights' fees in the county, so far as can be enquired, nor any advowsons of churches.

YORK.

Extent of knights' fees and advowsons of churches which were of the said William in the parts of the Northridyng and Westridyng, taken at Helmesley on Wednesday before St. Margaret the Virgin, 17 Edward III. Oswaldkirk. Three bovates of land held by William de Stoppeham by service of a fifty-third part of a knight's fee; three bovates of land held by Richard de Pikeryng by service of a fifty-third part of a knight's fee; two bovates of land held by Hugh de Jarkenvill by service of an eightieth part of a knight's fee; a bovate of land held by Isabel Merlyng by service of a one hundred and sixtieth part of a knight's fee; two bovates of land held by Henry le Scrop by service of an eightieth part of a knight's fee; and a bovate of land held by William de Scorton by service of a one hundred and sixtieth part of a knight's fee.

Ampelford. Eleven bovates of land held by Richard de Pikeryng in demesne and service by service of a tenth part of a knight's fee; eight bovates of land held by Thomas Criol by service of a fourteenth part of a knight's fee; and two bovates of land held by William de Jarkenvill by service of a fifty-sixth part of a knight's fee.

Bodlom. Twelve bovates of land held by John Sourdevale in demesne and service by service of an eighth part of a knight's fee; and four bovates of land held by John de Multon by service of a twenty-fourth part of a knight's fee.

Nonyngton. Four bovates of land held by John de Pateshull by service of a twentieth part of a knight's fee.

Ricolf. Two carucates of land held by William de Pateshull in demesne and service by service of a sixth part of a knight's fee, worth 64s. and no more because a great part of the same is in the service of free men.

Barton. Two carucates and four bovates of land held by William Brous, knight, in demesne and service by service of a third part of a knight's fee; two bovates of land held by Helen, Agnes and Joan, heirs of Richard le Bercher by service of a forty-eighth part of a knight's fee; and a bovate of land held by Richard del Hill by service of a ninety-sixth part of a knight's fee.

Helmesley. A bovate of land held by Simon Flesshewer and William Couper by service of a one hundred and fourth part of a knight's fee; a bovate of land held by John Vaporvent by service of a one hundred and fourth part of a knight's fee; a bovate of land held by Richard Maistre by service of a one hundred and fourth part of a knight's fee; a certain tenement held by John Dounoour by service of a thirtieth part of a knight's fee; a bovate of land held by Juliana and Agnes, heirs of William de la More, by service of a one hundred and fourth part of a knight's fee; and two bovates of land held by Simon de Yolton by service of a fifty-third part of a knight's fee.

Yolton. Twelve bovates of land held by William de Ros of Yolton in demesne and service by service of an eighth part of a knight's fee; and twelve bovates of land held by Robert de Yolton in demesne and service by service of an eighth part of a knight's fee.

Ingmanthorp. The manor, with its members, held by Robert de Ros of Ingmanthorp by service of two knights' fees and a half in demesne and service.

Rievall. The advowson of the abbey; and the abbot and convent hold all that they held of the said William in frank almoin, without doing any secular service.

Kirkeby Misperton. The advowson of the church, which is full.

Lynton. The advowson of the chapel, which is full.

Pokley. The advowson of the chapel, which is full.

YORK.

Extent of knights' fees and advowsons of churches which were of the said William in the parts of the Estridyng, taken at Mechelburne on Saturday before St. Mary Magdalen, 17 Edward III.

Sixendale. Eight bovates of land held by Gerard Salveyn by service of a twelfth part of a knight's fee.

Levenyng. Ten bovates of land held by William de Levenyng by service of a twelfth part of a knight's fee.

Levenyng and Aklom. Three carucates of land held by Geoffrey Trusbut in demesne and service by service of a third part of a knight's fee, whereof a third part is in the service of free tenants.

Aklom. Twelve bovates of land held by William Crok in demesne and service by service of a sixth part of a knight's fee, whereof two bovates are in the service of free tenants; twelve bovates of land held by Robert Cornwaleys in demesne and service by service of a sixth part of a knight's fee, whereof four bovates are in the service of freemen; and two carucates of land held by Hugh Broun in demesne and service by service of a fifth part of a knight's fee, whereof four bovates are in the service of freemen.

Lepyngton. Certain tenements held by John de Melsa by service of a quarter of a knight's fee; which [tenements] Scolastica, mother of the said John, who still survives, holds in dower of the inheritance of the said John.

Rillyngton. Three bovates of land held by Thomas le Clerc by service of a fiftieth part of a knight's fee; a bovate of land held by Henry Paa by service of a one hundred and fiftieth part of a knight's fee; and two bovates of land held by Alice, late the wife of John de Langwath, by service of a sixty-fifth part of a knight's fee.

Tibethorp. The manor held by Henry son of Aucher by service of a knight's fee.

Sledmere. Twenty bovates of land held by William le Scrop by service of a ninth part of a knight's fee; and ten bovates of land held by Agnes de Wyvyll by service of an eighteenth part of a knight's fee.

Barkethorp. Seven bovates of land held by John de Barkethorp by service of a thirteenth part of a knight's fee.

Hersewell and Thorp. Certain tenements held by Gerard Salveyn by service of a quarter of a knight's fee.

Bubwyth. Six bovates of land held by John son of John de Melsa of Billyngeye by service of a twenty-first part of a knight's fee.

Heslarton and Skakelthorp. Certain tenements held by Thomas de Heslarton by service of an eighth part of a knight's fee.

Touthorp. Certain tenements held by Ralph de Nevill by service of a quarter of a knight's fee.

Wyvestowe. Two bovates of land held by Thomas de Barton by service of a ninety-sixth part of a knight's fee; twenty-two bovates of land held by John de Bukton in demesne and service by service of a fourteenth part of a knight's fee; two bovates of land held by Walter de Bergthorp by service of a ninety-sixth part of a knight's fee; eleven bovates of land held by John Wodecok by service of a seventeenth part of a knight's fee; two bovates of land held by Agnes de Fritheby by service of a ninety-sixth part of a knight's fee; and two bovates of land held by Walter Mareschal by service of a ninety-sixth part of a knight's fee.

Thorp Elys. Ten bovates of land held by Henry Paa by service of an eighteenth part of a knight's fee.

Northdalton. Certain tenements held by Hugh Charneles and Juliana his wife by service of a third part of a knight's fee; certain tenements held by John Bernak by service of a third part of a knight's fee; and certain tenements held by Edmund de Hastynges by service of a third part of a knight's fee, which are charged from of old to the king and his heirs in 6l. 13s. 4d. yearly.

Husom. Two bovates of land held by Walter Mareschal by service of a ninety-sixth part of a knight's fee; three bovates and a half of land held by William Burdet by service of a fifty-fourth part of a knight's fee; two bovates of land held by William Lelman by service of a ninety-sixth part of a knight's fee; four bovates of land held by William de Barton by service of a forty-eighth part of a knight's fee; four bovates of land held by John de Friston by service of a forty-eighth part of a knight's fee; and a bovate of land held by Thomas de Barton by service of a one hundred and ninety-second part of a knight's fee.

Stylyngflete. Certain tenements held by John de Gray, as of the fee of Trussebut, by service of a quarter of a knight's fee.

Naburne. The manor held by William de Paumes, as of the castle and honour of Belvoir, in demesne and service by service of a knight's fee; a great part of which manor is in the service of freemen.

Bentele, Gildousdale and Seton. Certain tenements held by Thomas de Bentele by service of a third part of a knight's fee.

Braken. The manor held by Lady Alice de Tyeys by service of a knight's fee.

Wartre. Five bovates of land held by William de Houton by service of a forty-eighth part of a knight's fee; . held by John Freman by service of a one hundred and ninety-second part of a knight's fee; a messuage held by John de by service of a three hundredth part of a knight's fee; a bovate of land held by Adam Freman by service of a one hundred and ninety-second part of a knight's fee; and a bovate of land held by William Daxe (?) by service of a one hundred and ninety-second part of a knight's fee.

Kybelyngcotes. Certain tenements held by Adam de Everyngham by service of a quarter of a knight's fee and a half.

[YORK. Fees in Middelton, Bughton, Swanland, Methelborne, Wylington (and) Garton.]

C. Edw. III. File 71.

E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. Nos. 40 & 41.

Inquisition: Proof of age, 14 Jun 1350. 4 593. WILLIAM, SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM DE ROOS of Hamelak.

Writ de etate probanda concerning the said William, whose lands are in the custody of Ralph de Nevill and Bartholomew de Burgherssh by the king's commission. He was born at Friston, co. Lincoln, and baptised in the church there. 9 June, 24 Edward III.

LINCOLN. Proof of age taken at Boston, 14 June, 24 Edward III.

Sir James de Roos, knight, aged 40 years and more, says that the said William was 21 years of age on the feast of St. Dunstan last, and this he knows because he has a son called John, who was born on the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle preceding the feast of St. Dunstan, the day of the said William's birth, and this son John was 21 years of age at the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle last; and moreover the deponent was in the manor of Sir William de Roos at Freston on the said feast of St. Dunstan when the said William was born there, and was present in the church when he was baptised.

John de Tileneye, knight, aged 50 years and more, agrees and says that he was in the abbey of Croyland when a letter came from the lord of Roos to the abbot to announce to him the said William's birth, and the said abbot caused the day of the birth (originis) of the said William to be written in a certain book, which book and date the witness saw three days ago.

John de Welle, knight, aged 40 years, agrees and says that in the same month and year in which the said William was born he acquired certain lands &c. in Endrerby and by the date of the charter he knows the said William's age.

Simon de Thorleye, esquire (armiger), aged 50 years, agrees and says that he was at Freston on the day the said William was born and baptised, and his father died eight days before the said William's birth.

William Bayard of Boston, aged 50 years, agrees and says that he caused the day of the said William's birth to be inserted in certain memoranda and in a kalendar, which writing is still in his possession.

Robert de Berughdon, aged 60 years, agrees and says that his father died on the same day on which the said William was born, and he has the day of his father's death in certain memoranda.

John Mosse, aged 50 years, agrees and says that at the time of the churching of the lady of Roos there was a proclamation of a tournament, where many magnates were gathered together, on which day he purchased a piece of land in Leyk, and by the date of his charter he is sure of the said William's age.

Laurence de Leyk, aged 50 years, agrees and says that he was in the priory of Freston on the day of the said William's birth, and he saw them write the day of his birth in a certain book in the priory.

William Curteys, aged 40 years, agrees with Laurence de Leyk and says that he was clerk of the prior of Freston at the time.

John Beek of Freston, aged 50 years, Robert Pyncoun of Boston (age not given) and Thomas de Brampton, aged 40 years, agree and give the same reason as William Curteys.

Ralph de Nevile, Bartholomew de Burghasch and John Darcy were warned to be present and made no objection to the proof of age being taken.

C. Edw. III. File 111. (11.)


Sources


1 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 9 Edward III: 406-422. .... Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

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

3 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 8 Edward III: 330-346.

4 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 9 Edward III: 406-422.

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