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1317 - William Robhood of Walsham le Willows (1)

Date 1317
Topic William Robhood of Walsham le Willows (Suffolk)
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Walsham le Willows.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-09-11. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-04-27.


[11 Oct. 1317:]
Robert Hereward amerced 6d. because he unlawfully deprived Alice the widow of William Robhood12 of her rightful dower of the tenement, formerly held by William in bondage, viz. half a messuage 1½a. of land; ordered the reeve and Hayward to have her rightful dower delivered to Alice, following the verdict of the homage and the custom of the manor.13 Alice pays 6d. fined for entry, pledge Walter Rampolye.

Matthew Hereward amerced 6d. because he did not attend when he was summoned, and ordered to take into the lord's hands half of 1½a., which Alice [Alice Robwood] claims in dower; ordered to summon Matthew to be at the next court to reply etc., and the same day given to Alice.14[1]

Source notes

"12 Referred to in the preceding court as William le Fenere."
"13 It was the custom in both manors in Walsham for a widow to hold half her late husband's tenement for her lifetime."
"14 Tab between last two items: 'Alice Robwood' [sic]."
"[Alice Robwood]" inserted by IRHB, cf. note 13 just cited.

IRHB comments

The Robhoods of Walsham le Willows (Suffolk) occur frequently in the manor court rolls throughout the period covered (1316-99). For full discussion, genealogy and listings of records, see Robhoods of Walsham le Willows (record texts).




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