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1254 - Robert Hod at Fawdington

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Date 1254
Topic Robert Hood among alleged looters and despoilers of Fawdington Grange
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Fawdington.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2015-08-03. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-28.

Record

[1254:]
Faldington Grange.a
Inquisition made concerning the foss thrown down and hedge rooted up (de fossato prostrato et sepe eradicata), and a certain parcel (quadam parte) of hay [carried away] and bars of the gate at the Grange of Faldinton in the moor called Pilemor, by William de Galmethorpe, Thomas Maunsel of Heton, . . . y, Walter de Thormodeby, Alan son of William of the same, Robert de Haumelake, Gilbert de Yserbeke, William de Percy of Bulmer (Bulem'), William de . . . dale, Robert de Brudeford, William son of Bartholomew of Thorny, and Osebert de Raskelfe, who say upon their oath that Richard de [Riparia], Henry his brother, Arundel servant of Richard, Simon Bercar', Serlo his brother, Walter son of Meg (fil' Megge), Robert Hod, Richard at town-end (ad exitum ville), W . . son of Richard Reeve (Ric'i prepositi), William Ossemund, Arundel the little (le Petit), Adam Smith, Thomas Fisher (le Peschur), Walter his son, Richard [his] brother, . . . .  . . . starde, Thomas Blerimund, Nicholas Edolf, John Servant (or Serjeant, serviens), of Neuburg', Robert Kirkland (de terra ecclesie) Robert de Honington, . . Henry P  . . . . of Theobald, Reginald de Brafferton, Adam son of Peter, Adam de Burton, Richard son of Peter, . .  . Richard . . . William son of William Long, Richardson of Al . . . . aunceys, Stephen de Husthwait . . ., William le Fevre, Thomas Trutes, Thomas at town-end (ad exitum ville), Peter son of Alice, A .   chur, John Trute, William son of Maud (Matill'), . . Geoffrey the Carpenter, Thomas the Carter, Ri . . . tute the younger, Thomas son of Richard de Rypar[ia], Henry Wal . . . . . . Robert le Messor, Simon de Esingwald, Reeve, Peter the Carter, Ralph Garcifer of Richard de Ripar[ia] John del . ., William son of Richard, . . . . elington, Thomas the Brewer (Braciator), Richard son of Thomas Belle, Stephen the Carter, John de Wald, Geoffrey . . Robert del Hil, E . . .  the Carpenter, Richard son of Serlo, Ranulph, Robert the Cowherd (vaccar') Robert Mercator, Walter the Tailor, Thomas the Potter, William de Canc . ., William son of Ralph of Brandesby, John Burell, William son of Herbert, Robert Neubonde, Gernan Reeve, Richard son of Juliana, Henry son of Hugh Reeve (prepositi), Geoffrey the Carpenter, Walter son of Thurstan, Adam de Crambun, Thomas Marshal, William Nyni, William Gardiner, John son of William Reeve (prepositi), William son of Sigrim, Hugh de Lillinge, Richard son of Herbert, and Geoffrey Milner, came with force and arms against the peace of the King, [p. 40:] while the Abbey of Byland was void, to the Grange of Faldington, and threw down a certain foss raised in Pilemor and rooted up a certain hedge. They say that as to bars carried away and hay carried away they know nothing and can make no inquiry.a[1]

Source notes

Parenthesis and brackets as in printed source, except new page indication by IRHB.
P. 39 n.a: 'Fawdington and Pill Moor, in the parish of Brafferton.'
P. 40 n.a: 'The following are the terms in which the writ directs inquiry to be made: "qui una cum Ricardo de Riparia et aliis pluribus, dum abbacia de Bella landa vacabat, vi et armis venerunt ad Grangiam predicte abbacie de Faldintone, et quoddam fossatum in Pilemore levatum prostraverunt, et quamdam sepem eradicaverunt, et barras porte et quamdam partem feni asportaverunt, contra pacem nostram et contra tenorem proteccionis nostre quam monachis predicte abbacie concessimus. Diligenter eciam inquiras . . . . qui una cum Rogero preposito de Carletone noctanter prostaverunt tempore predicte vacacionis quoddam fossatum predicte abbacie apud Wyldon' contra pacem nostram et contra tenorem proteccionis nostre predicte . . . Teste R. Comite Cornub. fratre nostro apud Sanctum Albanum, a. die Septembris anno regni nostri xxxviii."'

IRHB comments

Dated September 1254.[2]

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