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1364 - John Petyt of Shalmsford Street

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Date 1364
Topic John Petyt holds land in 'Shanelesford' [?Shalmsford Street]
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Shalmsford Street, probably the "Shanelesford" where John Petyt held land.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-11-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-11-07.

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[16 Apr. 1364:]
Exemplification, at the request of Nicholas de Lovayn and Margaret, his wife, now tenants of the manor of Osprenge, of the tenours of inquisitions as follows:—
  1. Taken by John de Vieleston, late escheator in the county of Kent, at Osprenge, on Sunday the morrow of the Circumcision, 18 Edward III, touching knights’ fees held of the manor. [Chancery Inquisitions, Misc. File 151, No. 20.]
  2. The like, taken on Friday the feast of St. Lucius the Pope, 19 Edward III, finding that there pertain to the manor and are held of it 15½ knights’ fees, as of the honour of Peverell as appears below :—of the five knights’ fees which Hamo de Gatton lately held Thomas son and heir of William de Deon holds a fee and a half in Thrulegh and Borstall, worth 15l. yearly, ½ fee in Bocton Malerbe, worth 1008. yearly, ½ fee in Wornesell, co. Kent, worth 100s. yearly, and John Beneyt and John Petyt hold of the same Thomas at Shanelesford, co. Kent, half a knight’s fee, worth 40s. yearly, and owe to the said Thomas for the ward of Dover Castle, every twenty weeks, 5s. And Thomas owes for these three entire fees suit to the court of Osprenge every three weeks, homage to the lord of the manor, scutage, relief, ward and marriage, and 30s. every twenty weeks to the ward of Dover castle, to wit 10s. for each fee; of those five fees aforesaid, Robert, son and heir of Simon de Northwode, knight (militis), holds two fees in Gatton, co. Surrey, and owes suit to the court of Osprenge, homage and services as above and they are worth 20l. yearly, and he owes to the ward of Dover Castle for every twenty weeks 20s. Of the quarter of a knight’s fee of Godesenemy of Eslynges, William earl of Huntingdon, holds in right of Juliana, his wife, one moiety in Osprenge, and it is worth 25s. yearly, Walter Cook, chaplain, holds a moiety of a moiety of that quarter in Osprenge and it is worth 12s. 7d. yearly; and the master of God’s House, Osprenge, holds the other part of that moiety of the quarter and it is worth 13s. 4d. yearly, and these three owe for that entire quarter one suit to the court of Osprenge and each by himself owes homage and services as above, and they owe jointly to the ward of Dover Castle for the quarter every twenty weeks 2s. 6d.
     Of the three fees which John Mars held, Roger de Northwode, knight, holds one fee in Wychelyng, co. Kent, of the said manor by suit, homage and services as above, and he owes to the ward of Dover 10s. every twenty weeks, and it is worth 10 marks [p. 487:] yearly; also Reynold de Cobham, knight, holds of the same the manor of Shelve, co. Kent, for one quarter and a moiety of a quarter of a fee, of the manor of Osprenge by suit, homage and services as above, and he owes to the ward of Dover Castle 3s. 9d. every twenty weeks, and it is worth 8 marks yearly; of the same also, Henry de Mars holds ¼ fee in Cobham of Reynold heir of Reynold de Rokesle by homage and he owes to Reynold to the ward of Dover Castle 2s. 6d. every twenty weeks, and it is worth 50s. yearly: of the same also, Margaret late the wife of Stephen de Asshewy, knight, holds a knight’s fee at Okemere, co. Kent, of the said Reynold by homage and she owes to Reynold to the ward of Dover Castle 10s. every twenty weeks, and it is worth 5 marks yearly; of these also, the said Reynold holds the manor of Sentlyngges, co. Kent, for one quarter and a moiety of a quarter of a fee, and it is worth 10l. yearly, and he owes for himself and his tenants to the ward of Dover Castle 16s. 3d. every twenty weeks, and doing suit to the court of Osprenge every three weeks, homage to the lord of the manor and services as above.
     Of the 3 fees which Henry Cramavill held, Robert, earl of Suffolk, holds the manor of Gravesende for one fee, of the manor of Osprenge by suit, homage and services as above, and he owes to the ward of Dover Castle 10s. every twenty weeks, and it is worth 20 marks yearly:
     Of the same also, Solomon de Hollane holds ½ fee in Westclyve, co. Kent, by suit to the court of Osprenge, homage to the lord of the said manor, and services as above, and he owes therefor to the ward of Dover Castle 5s. every twenty weeks, and it is worth 5 marks yearly:
     Of the same, Walter de Chestehunte, knight, held 1 fee in Reynham, co. Essex, of the manor of Hospreng, by suit [and] homage, but who now holds it or the value the jurors know not.
     Of the same also, John Orby held ½ fee in Dengeye, co. Essex, of the manor of Osprenge by suit and homage, but they know not who now holds or the value.
     Of the three fees which Hugh de Gerounde lately held, Henry de Calfhunt, knight, holds ½ fee in Wrenstede and it is worth 100s. yearly, also ½ fee in Esseherst, co. Kent, and it is worth 10l. yearly, also 1 fee in Dodyngton, co. Buckingham, and it is worth 20l. yearly.
     Also Thomas del Haye holds 1 knight’s fee in Foxcote, co. Buckingham, of the said Henry and it is worth 10 marks yearly, and he owes to Henry homage and to the ward of Dover Castle 10s. every twenty weeks, and Henry holds the said three fees of the manor of Osprenge by suit, homage and services as above, and he owes to the ward of Dover Castle 20s. every twenty weeks.
     Also John de Viene holds ¼ fee in Potewode in Osprenge and Thopnherst in Hedecrone, co. Kent, of the manor of Osprenge by suit, homage and services as above, and nothing is due to the ward of Dover Castle and it is worth 20s. yearly:
     Also Roger de Northwode, knight, holds 2 [parts] of 1 knight’s fee in Herietesham, co. Kent, and they are worth 10 marks [p. 488:] yearly; and William, earl of Huntingdon holds in the same town a third part of l fee in right of Juliana his wife, and it is worth 5 marks yearly; and for the said fee the earl and Roger owe suit to the court of Osprenge, homage, feudality, relief, ward and marriage, but nothing to the ward of Dover Castle.[1]

Source notes

Membrane 26 of the Patent Roll for 38 Edward III – Part I. Marginal note: "April 16. Westminster". Italic type and brackets as in printed source, except when indicating date or change of page.

IRHB comments

The hamlet of Shalmsford Street is the best suggestion IRHB could find for "Shanelesford", in Kent, where John Petyt held land.

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