1269 - Robert Hode of Morpeth in Northumberland

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Date 1269
Topic Robert Hode of Morpeth in Northumberland
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-16. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.


Assisa venit recognitura si Robertus Hode, pater Asselinæ, uxoris Radulphi filii Lamberti, fuit seisitus in dominico suo ut de feodo de medietate unius rodæ terræ cum pertinentiis in Morpathe, die quo, etc. Et. si, etc. Quam terram Willelmus Lechur de Morpathe tenet, qui venit et dicit quod prædicta Asellina alias implacitavit quemdam Johannem, fratrem prædicti Willelmi, cujus heres ipse est, de prædicta terra in curia de Morpathe per breve de recto; et quod eadem Asellina in eadem curia remisit et quietum clamavit eidem Willelmo et heredibus suis, totum jus et clamium quod habuit in prædicta terra. Postea concordati sunt per licentiam; et est concordia talis quod prædictus Willelmus recognoscit prædictam terram cum pertinentiis esse jus ipsius Asillinæ, et illam ei reddidit. Ideo habeat seisinam suam. Et pro hac, etc., prædicti Radulphus et Asellina dant ei unam marcam, unde reddent ei medietatem ad festum Sancti Michaelis proximo sequens. Et nisi fecerint, concesserunt quod vicecomes faciat de terris et catallis, etc.

[IRHB translation:]
The assize comes to recognize if Robert Hode, father of Asselina, wife of Randulf son of Lambert, was seised in demesne or as sub-feoffee of a rood of land with its appurtenances in Morpathe on the day that, etc. And if, etc. Which land William Lechur of Morpathe holds, who comes and says that the foresaid Aselina at another time brought a case against a certain John, brother of the aforesaid William, whose heir the latter is, concerning the foresaid lands at the court of Morpathe by letters of the court; and that this Aselina in that court remitted and quitclaimed to this William and his heirs all right and claim that she had in the aforesaid land. Later they agreed by license; and it is agreed that the foresaid William recognizes that the aforesaid lands with appurtenances are the right[ful property] of this Aselina, and that he gives it back to her. She therefore has her seisin. And for this, etc., the aforesaid Randulf and Aselina give him one mark, of which they give him one half at the feast of Saint Michael next following. And if they do not, we allow that the sheriff let their lands and chattels etc.[1]

Source notes

The year is 53 Henry III, i.e. 28 Oct. 1268 to 27 Oct. 1269.