1340 - Robert Hood of Newton (2)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1340
Topic Robert Hode of Newton is a juror.
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Newton (Wakefield) and Alverthorpe.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-08-08. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.


John de Welles was summoned to answer Robert de [p. 223:] Hyperum, Joanna his wife, Thomas de Lepton and Margery his wife in a plea that he deforced them of an acre and half a rood in Alvirthorp which they claim to be the right and inheritance of Joanna and Margery after the death of John Swerd their uncle, who died seised of it. John says that they can claim no right in the land because John Swerd, long before his death, surrendered the land into the hand of the grave for the benefit of the said John. And he took the land in court and <then> made fine with the lord, and he seeks an inquiry. The plaintiffs similarly. The jurors, namely Henry Brounsmith, Adam Rudde, Robert Malyn, John Gerbot, Richard Swan, Adam del Bothe, Robert Hode de Neuton, William de Ouchethorp, Robert Salman, John Attebarre, Richard Wythundes and Thomas Binny, say on their oath that John Swerd, long before his death, surrendered the said land into the hand of John Gerbot, then grave of Alvirthorp, who <to the benefit (opus) of John de Welles > offered the same land at the next court, in the court of John de Trehampton, then steward. The latter ordered him to retain the said land in his hand. After the death of John Swerd, John de Welles came into court in the presence of Sir Simon de Baldreston <then steward >, and took the said land and then made a fine. Asked if any surrendering land to the grave die before the surrender to use was made in court, should the heir have it automatically, the Jurors said that such land needed a new seizure and entry fine in court. Therefore John de Welles is to hold the land to himself and his heirs in perpetuity. The plaintiffs are amerced 2d for false claim; the amercement of Thomas de Lepton is pardoned because he is a clerk.[1]

Source notes

Wakefield Manor court rolls; tourn held at Wakefield (West Riding of Yorkshire), on Friday 2 June 1340. MS heading: 'Alverthorpe'. Membrane 20.[2]



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