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Margaret de Mortimer

1295 - 1345

Father Hugh de Mortimer
Mother Matilda
Husband Geoffrey de Cornwall
Children Richard, Geoffrey, John, Joan, Matilda


Margaret was born about 14th September 1295, the daughter of Hugh and Maud. She had an older sister Joan (1). If there were any other siblings, then they must have died before her father, who died in or shortly before August 1304 (2)(3), possibly as a result of being poisoned by his wife, Margaret's mother (4).

She was initially made a ward of Queen Margaret (20)(21)(5), but soon afterwards her wardship was sold to Walter, bishop of Coventry & Lichfield (22)(5). Sometime between August 1305 (5), and the death of her mother, about February 1308 (6)(7)(8)(9), she married Geoffrey de Cornwall (8). Later that year her "half-great uncle", William (apparently the illegitimate son of her great grandfather), died (23) and she came into a further inheritence (24).

Her eldest (known) son, Richard, was born about 1313 (15). She also had a son Geoffrey (11), and may have had another son John (13), and daughters Joan and Matilda (14).

Her husband, Geoffrey, died in 1335 (15)(16).

She remarried soon afterwards to William de Everois, but this marriage was shortlived, as he died in 1337. Following his death, Margaret had to take legal action to ensure that her inheritence, the barony of Burford, went to her son Richard, rather than to the heir of William De Everois (17)(18)

Margaret died shortly before Christmas 1345 (19)


Brief details of her children:



Sources:

  1. At an inquisition following her father's death, held in Shropshire on 30th August 1304 (3), Margaret was said to be have been 8 years old on the previous September 14th, making her date of birth 14th September 1295. Another inquisition in Devon on 4th September 1304 claimed she was already 9, whilst one held in Northamptonshire on 12th Septmeber 1304 claimed she was 10.
    A later inquisition following the death of her mother (8), held in Essex on 22nd April 1308 claimed that she was 12 years and 7 months old, putting her birth in about September 1295.
    The two inquisition which agree on her birth in Septmeber 1295, are far more likely to be correct given that they are more specific about dates and ages. This is further supported by the fact that her elder sister Joan's age was the subject of a further inquisition (10), which showed that she was born in November 1291, a date which agrees with those same inquisitions giving Margaret's birth in Septmeber 1295, but disagrees with the others.
  2. "Calendar of Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol I, Edward II 1272-1307", 1911, page 497, lists:
    Aug 5 1304. Order to the escheator beyond Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richard's Castle, deceased, tenant in chief.
  3. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol IV, Edward I", entry no. 221, states:
    HUGH DE MORTUO MARI of Richard's Castle
    Writ, 5 August, 32 Edw I
    HEREFORD AND SALOP. Inq, Sunday the morrow of the Decollation of St John the Baptist, 32 Edw I.
          Richard's Castle. The castle and town (extent given), including 103 burgages, 300a arable whereof 100a are in Salop and the residue in Hereford, 26a meadow whereof 2a are in Salop and the residue in Hereford, and a park and certain other woods whereof a moiety is in Salop and a moiety in Hereford; with the following adjacent hamlets in co: Salop:-
    SALOP. Bachecote. The hamlet (extent given with the names of free tenants).
          More. The hamlet (similar extent given).
          Overton. The hamlet (similar extent given).
          Whytebrok. The hamlet (similar extent given).
          Wolfreton. The hamlet (similar extent given).
                All held of the king as a member of the barony of Burford.
          His daughters, Joan aged 12 on the feast of St Katherine last, and Margaret aged 8 on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross last, are his next heirs.
    SALOP AND HEREFORD. Inq made at Stepelton on Tuesday after the decollation of St John the Baptist, 32 Edw I.
          Stepelton. The castle and manor (extent given), including a wood, a pasture whereof a moiety is in co Hereford, 34 burgages in Stepelton and in the hamlet of Froggestrete, and 10 pleas &c of court, with the following hamlets:-
    SALOP. Wyleleye. 48 Welshmen who render 105s 3d for all things save suits at the court of Stepelton every three weeks.
    HEREFORD. Atcroft. 57s 2d rents (extent given with names of free tenants).
          Wapelith. 47s 5d rents (similar extent given).
          Coumbe. 5s 6d rents (similar extent given).
          Tyteleye. 15s 3d rents (similar extent given).
          Rode. 29s 7d rents (similar extent given).
          Cascop. 4s 3d rents (similar extent given).
                All held of the king in chief as a member of the barony of Burford.
    SALOP. Wylyleye. A messuage and a caracute of land in the hamlet, whereof the said Hugh and Maud his wife were jointly enfeoffed by one Ardudeuel, who was the wife of Llewelyn ap ...., to hold to them and their heirs of the lords of the castle of Stepelton, and they thus continued their seisin until the said Hugh's death.
                Heirs as above.
    WORCESTER. Inq, Wednesday after the Decollation of St John the Baptist, 32 Edw I.
          Wychebaud [alias Wycheland(sic)]. The manor (extent given) held of the king in chief as a member of Bureford, and Bureford is held of the king by barony.
                Heirs as above.
          Codderugg. The manor (extent given) held jointly with Maud his wife of the king in chief as a member of Bureford.
          Worcester. 13s 8d rent of 10 free tenants held jointly of the bishop of Worcester by service 1/5 knight's fee; which rent pertains to the manor of Codderug.
          Houleston. The hamlet (extent given) which is a member of Coderugg, held jointly as above of the bishop of Worcester by service of 1/5 knight's fee, to hold to them and the heirs of the said Hugh by the enfeoffment of William, bishop of Bath and Wells, by fine levied in the king's court.
    WALES. COLOMPNUS DE BLETHEVAGH. Inq made at Stepelton on Tuesday after the Decollation of St John the Baptist, 32 Edw I.
          Blethevagh. The sire of the ancient castle, the town, and Colompnum (extent given), held of the king in chief as member of the barony of Boreford.
                Heir as above.
    SALOP. Inq made at Richard's Castle on Sunday the morrow of the Decollation of St John the Baptist, 32 Edw I.
          Borevord. The manor, whereof the said Hugh and Maud were jointly enfeoffed by William de la March, bishop of Bath and Wells, with the king's licence, to hold to them and the heirs of the said Hugh, held of the king in chief by barony by service of 2 knight's fees; and they thus continued their seisin until the said Hugh's death.
                Heir as above.
    NORTHAMPTON. Inq 12 Sept, 32 Edw I.
          Norton by Daventre. The manor (full extent given with names of tenants) acquired jointly by the said hugh and Maud of the gift &c of William sometime bishop of Bath and Wells, to hold to them and the heirs of the said Hugh, and held of Sir Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, by service of 1 knight's fee.
                His daughters, Joan aged 15 and Margaret aged 10, are his next heirs.
    ESSEX. Inq taken at Wyham on Thursday before the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 32 Edw I.
          Hobregg. The manor (extent given) held jointly with Maud his wife of the heirs of Giles de Plays, in the king's wardship by reason of minority, by service of knight's fee, by enfeoffment of Sir William, formerly bishop of Bath and Wells to them and the said Hugh's heirs.
                Heir as last above.
    SOUTHAMPTON. Inq 14 Sept, 32 Edw I.
    Farlegh. Four years ago, in 28 Edw I, I the said Hugh gave the manor to Sir John de Drokensford for his life, but whether he has the fee thereof, or not, in unknown to the jury. He held nothing of the king in chief in the county.
    DEVON. Inq 4 Sept, 32 Edw I.
    King's Nyminton. The manor (extent given) held of the king in chief by socage: the said Hugh thereof enfeoffed William de la March, bishop of Bath and Wells, who enfeoffed the said Hugh, Maud his wife and their heirs.
                Heirs as above, Joan aged 12 and Margaret aged 9.
    Extent or summary of of the above lands &c in Hereford, Salop, Worcester and Wales, with the variation there given within square brackets.
    Schedule of a third part of the same.
    Schedule of another third of the same.
    Schedule of a further third of the same viz the dower of Maud, late the wife of the said Hugh.
    Writ to William de Mortuo Mari, Philip Appehowell and Nicholas de W[edergrave] commanding them in the presence of Thomas de Bykenore, who has married Joan elder daughter and one of the heirs of the Hugh de Mortuo Mari, and of Walter bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to whom Queen Margaret, to whom the king assigned the same, has granted the wardship of a moiety of the lands &c with the marriage of Margaret the younger daughter, to extend the manors of Richard's Castle and Stepelton, cos Salop and Hereford, and having divided them into two equal parts, to assign to the said Thomas and Joan their pourparty, 27 June, 33 Edw III
    [sic].
                                                                                                    C. Edw. I. File 113 (2)

    A more detailed extraction of the IPM for Worcestershire from "The Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the County of Worcester, Part II", J.W. Willis Bund, 1909, page 9, states:
    HUGH DE MORTIMER,
    WYCHBOLD, COTHERIDGE.
          Inquisition at Wychbaud in the County of Worcester, before the Escheator of the King on Wednesday next after the feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, 32 Edward I. [A.D. 1304], of the lands and tenements which Hugh de Mortmain [Mortimer] of Richard's Castle held in chief of the King, on the day he died, and what he held of others, and by what services, and what those lands are worth by the year in all issues; by the oaths of William de Portia, John de H..rdwyk', William de Hanewode, Hugh de Cuttle, Alan Yelp of Upton, William Gylofre, Thomas de Burton, John Drusel, Walter de Ankerdam, Robert Godwyne, John de Molend', and Alexander de Otherton, who say that the aforesaid Hugh de Mortimer held, on the day he died, the manor of Wychebaud with appurtenances in the County of Worcester, of the King in chief, and that the said manor is a member of Bureford, and Bureford is held of the King by barony. And they say that the messuage of the same manor is worth by the year 2s. There are there 200 acres of arable land, and each acre is worth by the year 2d; sum 33s 6d; and there are 15 acres of meadow, worth each acre by the year 16d; sum 20s. ; and a certain several pasture, worth by the year 4s; and a certain wood, worth by the year 3s 4d, and a certain dovecote, worth by the year 2s. And there are there 12 free tenants who pay by the year 60s, and 14 villeins who pay by the year in rents of assize 100s; and their services are valued at 40s by the year. The pleas and perquisites of the Court of the same manor are worth by the year 30s. Sum of the same manor by the year, 14 14s 8d (?). Joan and Margaret are the daughters and co-heirs of the said Hugh; Joan was of the age of twelve years at the feast of St. Katherine the Virgin last past, and Margaret was of the age of eight years on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross last past. They say also that the aforesaid Hugh with Maud his wife were joint tenants on the day he died of the manor of Codderugg' [Cotheridge] with appurtenances of the King in chief, and that it is a member of Bureford, and that Bureford is held of the King by barony. There is there a certain messuage worth by the year without reprises 40d; and 200 acres of arable land, each acre worth by the year 18d. Sum 66s 8d; and 20 acres of meadow, each acre worth by the year 18d; Sum 30s; and a certain several pasture worth by the year 4s. There are also two vineyards [vinae] there worth by the year 2s, and a certain wood worth by the year 2s; also 12 free tenants who pay by the year 40s; and 10 villeins who pay by the year 4 10s, and the aforesaid villeins ought to work, and their work is valued at 49s 10d. by the year. The pleas and perquisites of the Court of the same manor are worth by the year 40s. The aforesaid Hugh and Maud his wife were on the day he died joint tenants of certain tenements in the City of Worcester, held of the Bishop of Worcester by the service of the 5th part of a [Knight's] fee, viz, 10 free tenants who pay by the year 13s 8d. And they say that these rents in Worcester pertain to the manor of Codderug'. The aforesaid Hugh and Maud jointly held a certain hamlet called Houleston', which is a member of Codderugg', of the Bishop of Worcester, by the service of the fifth part of a knight's fee. And there are there 8 free tenants who pay by the year 26s. 10d. The aforesaid Hugh and Maud his wife were jointly enfeoffed of the aforesaid manor of Codderugg' with appurtenances, to hold to the same Hugh and Maud and the heirs of the same Hugh, by William, Bishop of Bath and Wells, and a fine between them was levied in the Court of the King. The sum of the same manor in all issues without reprisals is by the year 18 11s 8d.
          Writ dated 5 Aug, 32 Edward I. [1304].
          Inq. p.m., 32 Edw. I, No. 48.
  4. See her parents' pages for details.
  5. "Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, Vol V, 1302-1307", 1908, page 285/6, lists:
    Aug 12 1305. To the same [Walter de Gloucestria, escheator this side Trent]. Order to deliver to Thomas de Bykenore the manor of Richard's Castle and that castle, with the exception of the 100s yearly specified below, and to deliver to him the issues received thence since 1 October, in the thirty second year of the reign, as the king, on that day, by the assent of Queen Margaret, his consort - to whom he had previously granted the wardship of the lands that belonged to Hugh de Mortuo Mari, deceased, tenant in chief, which were then in the king's hands by reason of the minority of Hugh's two daughters and heiresses, to have during their minority with their marriages - granted to Thomas the wardship of a moiety of the said lands and the marriage of the eldest daughter, to have in form aforesaid, as appears by inspection of the rolls of chancery, and the king afterwards, by the assent of Thomas and Walter, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, who has the wardship of the other moiety by the queen's grant, appointed William de Mortuo Mari, Philip Aphowel and Nicholas de Wedergrave to extend the manors of Richard's Castle and Stepelton, cos Salop and Hereford, which belonged to Hugh at his death and which fall to his daughters by inheritence, in the presence of Thomas and the bishop, or of their deputies for this purpose, and to make partition of the manors into two equal parts between the said parties, and William, Philip and Nicholas have caused the manors to be extended by virtue of the appointment aforesaid, and have assigned to Thomas and the eldest daughter, a minor, whom he has married, in her purparty the said manor of Richard's Castle and the castle, saving to the bishop 100s of yearly rent from a fixed rent in that manor assigned to him from certain tenants, to be received by Thomas and his wife as part of her purparty of the inheritence, as appears by the partition returned before the king in chancery.
  6. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward II, 1307-1313", 1894, page 45, lists:
    Feb 14 1308. Grant to John de Knokyn, king's yeoman, of the custody of a moiety of the lands which Matilda, late the wife of Hugh de Mortuo Mari, held in dower at the time of her death, to hold during the minority of Margaret, daughter and co-parcener.of the same Hugh.
    Vacated because otherwise below.
    page 47 lists: Feb 14 1308. Grant to John de Knokyn, king's yeoman, of the custody of the lands which Matilda, late the wife of Hugh de Mortuo Mari, held in dower or otherwise at the time of her death, to hold during the minority of the heirs.
  7. "Calendar of Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol II, Edward II 1307-1319", 1912, page 14, lists:
    Feb 15 1308. Order to the same [the escheator this side trent] to take into the king's hand the lands which Maud, late the wife of Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richard's Castle, deceased, held for life of the inheritence of the heirs of Hugh, minors in the king's ward, and to make inquisition thereon.
  8. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol V, Edward II", 1908, entry no. 57, states:
    MAUD, LATE THE WIFE OF HUGH DE MORTUO MARI of Richards Castle
    Writ, 15 Feb 1 Edw II
    SALOP. Inq, Wednesday before Palm Sunday, 1 Edw II.
          Bureford. The manor (extent given), including a moiety of the hundred of Overes, held for life of the inheritence of the said Hugh, now in the king's hands by reason of the minority of his heirs, of the king in chief by barony, and by service of finding five armed men with five barded horses for the whole barony whenevr there shall be war in Wales between the king and the prince of Wales.
          Wylileye in the manor of Stepelton. A messuage, 100a land by the greater hundred, and 11d yearly rent, acquired of a tenant by the said Maud and Hugh, to them and the heirs of the said Hugh, tenure unspecified.
          Joan, whom Thomas de Bykenoure married, aged 15 and more, and Margaret whom Geoffrey de Cornwayle married, aged .. and more, daughters of the said Hugh are his next heirs.
    HEREFORD. Inq, Thursday before Palm Sunday, 1 Edw II.
          Belthevagh. The manor (extent given), including a great and little forest, held of the king in chief in dower of the said inheritence of the barony of Burford.
    WORCESTER. Inq, Monday the morrow of Palm Sunday, 1 Edw II.
          Coderugge and Wychelbaud. The manors (extents given), that of Coderugge held for life, and that of Wychebaud held in dower, of the said inheritence of the king in chief.
    ESSEX. Inq 22 April, 1 Edw II.
          Hobrugge. A capital messuage, 180a arable, 6a, 1r meadow, 5a pasture, 2 woods, a water-mill, rents &c held for life of the said inheritence , ofthe heir of Giles de Plays, who is in the king's wardhip, by service of knight's fee; and 2a, 1r meadow, held of the said inheritence, of John de Hobrugg by service of 2s yearly.
          Amberden. The manor (extent given) held, for life of the said inheritence, of the king in chief as of the honour of Peverell, by service of 1 knight's fee.
          Heirs as above, Joan aged 15 years and 5 months, and Margaret 12 years and 7 months.
    NORTHAMPTON. Inq, 3 April, 1 Edw II.
          Norton. The manor (extent given), including lands and plots in Langmede, Langedole, and Hullemede, held of Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, by service of 1 knight's fee.
    DEVON. Inq, 1 April, 1 Edw II.
          The manor (extent given), held of the said inheritence, of the king by socage.
    Extent or summary of the above lands, and of the part assigned to Thomas de Bikenor, and the part remaining in the king's hand (undated). (Cf. Calendar of Close Rolls, 1307-1313, p 36)
    Writ of certiorari de feodis, &c, 11 March, 1 Edw II.
    OXFORD. Inq, 27 July, 2 Edw II.
          Cudinton. The manor, held by Henry de Willamscote of the inheritence of the said Hugh, which is now in the king's hand by reason of the minority of his heirs, by service of knight's fee.
    DEVON. Inq 2 April, 1 Edw II.
          King's Nymeton. The advowson of the church.
    NORTHAMPTON. Inq, 9 May, 1 Edw II.
          Lycchebarwe. Three parts of 1 knight's fee held by the said Maud as above, and William Power holds it.
    GLOUCESTER. Inq, 8 Oct, 2 Edw II.
          Lutlinton. The manor, held by the abbot of Abbyndon of the said Maud, taking scutage when it runs, by knight's fee.
          Ollynton. The manor, similarly held by John de Ollynton by knight's fee and scutage.
          Newynton. The manor, similarly held by the prior of Little Malvern by knight's fee.
    SOMERSET. Inq, 1 Aug 1 (sic) Edw II.
          Mersshe. The manor, similarly held by John de Huntele by knight's fee.
          Kyngeston by Gevele [alias Gyvele]. The manor, held by Robert son of Payn by knight's fee.
    SALOP. Inq, Tuesday before Palm Sunday, 1 Edw II.
          Nen Solers. The manor, similarly held by Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemor for 1 knight's fee.
          Teteneshull [alias Steneshull] and Marebrock. The manor, similarly held by Peter Corbet for knight's fee.
          Mulston. The manor, similarly held by Hugh Godard for knight's fee.
          Weston. The hamlet, similarly held by the earl of Lincoln for knight's fee.
          Tilleshop'. The hamlet, similarly held by Adam de Elmerugge for knight's fee.
          Rommesleygh and Baggesouere. The manor, similarly held by Leo de Rommeleygh for 1 knight's fee.
          Grete. The manor, similarly held by Philip de Grete for knight's fee.
          Stok. The hamlet, similarly held by Henry de Moneour and Magery la Blake for 1/3 knight's fee.
          La Hull. The hamlet, similarly held by William de la Hull for 1/11 knight's fee.
          Aysford Carbonal and Overtone. The manor, similarly held by Hugh Carbonal for knight's.
          Boreford. The advowson of the church, which is divided into three parts,
          All these fees pertain to the barony of Burford.
    WORCESTER. Inq, 8 April 1 Edw II.
          Imeneye. The manor, held of the said Maud by Peter Corbet by service of 1 knight's fee.
          Astwode. The manor, held by Thomas de Arderne by service of knight's fee.
          Kyngeslonde. The manor, held by John de Kyngeslonde by service of knight's fee.
          Elmerugge. The manor, held by Adam de Elmerugge by service of 1 1/6 knight's fee.
          Purshull. The manor, held by Henry de Peremort by service of knight's fee.
          Almerugge [alias Elmerugge]. The hamlet, held by William de Hanewode by service of 1/10 knight's fee.
          Croule. The manor, held by Guy de Bello Campo by service of 1 knight's fee.
          Wytton. The manor, held by Grimbald Pauncefot by service of knight's fee.
          Coderugge. 1 caracute land, held by Adam Young of Coderugge by 1/12 knight's fee.
          Roke and Holine. The hamlets, held by Henry de Ribefford by knight's fee.
          Clyfton. The manor, held by Roger de Mortuo Mari by knight's fee.
          Scheldeseye. The manor, held by Henry le Waleys by knight's fee.
          Cuyre. The manor, held by John Wyard by knight's fee.
          Sapy. The manor, held by Roger Pychard by knight's fee.
          Sutton and Overe Sapy The manors, held by Robert Sturmy by 1 knight's fee.
          Temedebury. The manor, held by Henry de Lacy by 2 knights' fees.
          Yeddefen Loges. The manor, held by the heirs of Wiliam de Loges by knight's fee.
          Karkedone. The hamlet, held by Hugh de Morto Mari by knight's fee.
          Yeddefen Loges. The advowson of the church.
          All Saints, Worcester.The advowson of the church.
          Extent of the knights' fees of Hugh de Mortuo Mari, deceased, which by reason of the minority of his heirs are in the king's hand.
    WARWICK.
          Farnebergh. 1 knight's fee held by Jordan le Say; knight's fee held by the heirs of William de Halughton; and [1]/16 knight's fee held by the heirs of Walter le Norable.
          Mollyngton. knight's fee held by the prior of Kenylworth; and knight's fee held by Eleanor de Clare.
          Dunchirche. knight's fee held by Eustachia, relict of John Dunheved.
          Bilney. knight's fee held by the abbot of Cumbe.
    HEREFORD.
          Pudlesdon and Brompton. 1 knight's fee held by Richard le Cursun.
          Wyle. knight's fee held by Richard de la Launde.
          Yarpol. knight's fee held by Walter Hakelute [alias Hakelutel].
          Bitton. Two parts of 1 knight's fee held by Thomas de Brompton.
          Staunton and Moldeleye. knight's fee held by Walter de Hopton.
          Coumbe. knight's fee held by Berard le Bret'.
          Asshe. 1/3 knight's fee held by Ralph de Sancto Andoeno.
          Richards Castle. knight's fee held by Roger Eilrich.
          Knull. knight's fee held by John de Lyngaine.
          Herton. knight's fee held by Thomas de Lyngaine.
    Extent of the fees which the aforesaid Maud held the said Hugh's inheritence, &c in cos Oxford, Northampton, Gloucester, Somerset, Salop, and Worcester, as above.
    Knights' fees and advowsons in the pourparty of Thomas de Bikenor and Joan his wife, comprising some of those above mentioned in cos Warwick, Hereford, Gloucester, Salop, and Worcester, and also:-
    HEREFORD. Richard's Castle. The advowson of Richards Castle.
    SALOP. Assheford Boudlers. knight's fee held by John de Bodelers.
          Overton. knight's fee held by John de Overton.
          Wolferton. knight's fee held by William Carbonel.
          Bureford. A portion of the prebend, held by Adam de Osgodeby.
    WORCESTER. Scheldesley Waleis. knight's fee held by William le Waleys.
          Homme. A messauge, 39a arable, and 2a meadow.
    SALOP. Leyntwardyn. A list of free and customary tenants.
          (Cf. Calendar of Close Rolls, 1307-1313, pp97, 98)
                                                                                                    C. Edw. II. File 4 (2)

    A more detailed extraction of the IPM for Worcestershire from "The Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the County of Worcester, Part II", J.W. Willis Bund, 1909, page 29, states:
    MAUD, WIFE OF HUGH DE MORTIMER,
    (a) VARIOUS PLACES. (b) COTHERIDGE. (c) WYCHBOLD.
    (a) Various Places
          Inquisition made at Worcester before the Escheator, 8 April, 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], namely, upon the true value of the knight's fees, and advowsons of churches which Maud, formerly the wife of Hugh de Mortimer, deceased, held in the county of Worcester on the day she died of the inheritance which belonged to the aforesaid Hugh, and which, by reason of the death of the same Maud, and the minority of the heir of the same Hugh, are in the custody of the King ; by the oaths of Hugh Algar, Hugh de Coderugge, Hugh de Cottele, William de Hanewode, Henry de Solustan, Walter de Onkerdam [sic Ankerdine}, Richard Cyrcote, Richard Attehall, Walter Gilofre, Richard Bryan, Henry de Bernwell, and Arnald Segrym, jurors, who present that Peter Corbet held of the sameMaud, on the day she died, the manor of Imeney, with appurtenances, by the service of one knight's fee, and worth in all [issues] yearly 30.
          Thomas de Arderne held of the same Maud the manor of Astwode, with the appurtenances by the service of three-fourths of a knight's fee, and it is worth in all issues yearly 10.
          John de Kyngeslond held of the same Maud the hamlet of Kyngeslond by the fourth part of a knight's fee, and is worth in all issues yearly 20s.
          Adam de Elmerugge [Elmbridge ?] held of the same Maud the manor of Elmerugge, with appurtenances, by one fee and the sixth part of one knight's fee, and it is worth in all issues yearly 24.
          Henry de Peremort held of the same Maud the manor of Purshull by half a knight's fee, and it is worth in all issues yearly 40s.
          William de Hanewod held the hamlet of Almerugge [Elmbridge?] of the same Maud by the 10th part of a knight's fee, and it is worth in all issues yearly 40s.
          Guy de Beauchamp held the manor of Croule [Crowle] of the same Maud with appurtenances by the service of one knight's fee, and it is worth in all issues yearly 20.
          Grimbald Pauncefot held the manor of Wycton [Witton] of the same Maud by the service of half a knight's fee, and it is worth in all issues yearly 8.
          Adam Juvenis of Coderugge held one carucute of land in Coderugge of the same Maud by the 12th part of a knight's fee, and it is worth in all issues yearly 13s 4d.
          Henry de Ribesford held of the same Maud the hamlets of Roke and Holine by half a knight's fee, and it is worth in all services yearly 10.
          Roger de Mortimer held of the same Maud the manor of Clyfton [Clifton on Teme], by half a knight's fee, and it is worth in all issues yearly 8.
          Henry le Waleys held of the same Maud the manor of Scheldesley [Shelsley], by the fourth part of a knight's fee, and it is worth in all issues yearly 100s.
          John Wyard held of the same Maud the manor of Ouyre by half a knight's fee, and it is worth yearly 60s.
          Roger Pychard held of the same Maud the manor of Sapy [Sapy Pichard] by the fourth part of a knight's fee, and it is worth in all issues yearly 60s.
          Robert Sturmy held of the same Maud the manors of Sutton and Oversapy [Sutton Sturmy and Upper Sapy], by one fee and the fourth part of a knight's fee, and they are worth in all issues yearly 15.
          Henry de Lacy held of the same Maud the manor of Temedebury [Tenbury] with appurtenances, by two knight's fees, and it is worth in all issues yearly 30.
          The heirs of William de Loges held of the same Maud the manor of Yeddefen Loges [Edwin Loach], with appurtenances, by half a knight's fee, and it is worth in all issues yearly 100s.
          Hugh de Mortimer held of the same Maud the hamlet of Kurkedon by half a knight's fee, and it is worth in all issues yearly 6.
          The jurors also present that the advowson of the church of Yeddefen Loges belongs to the presentation of the said Maud, and that church is worth yearly 100s. The advowson of the church of All Saints in Worcester belongs to the same Maud, and is worth yearly 100s.
          Writ dated H March, i Edward II. [1308].
          Inq. p.m., I Edw. II., No. 59.
    (b) Cotheridge.
          Inquisitions made at Wychebaud and Coderugge before the Escheator on Monday, the morrow of Palm Sunday, 1 Edward II. [A.D. 1308], of the lands and tenements which Maud, wife of Hugh de Mortimer of Richard's Castle, held for the term of her life of the inheritance of the heirs of the aforesaid Hugh, being within age and in the custody of the King, upon the oaths of Hugh Algar, Hugh de Coderugge, Hugh de Cottele, William de Hanewode, Henry de Solstan, Walter de Ancredeham [sic Ankerdine], Richard Cyrecok', Richard atte Halle, William Gylofre, Richard Bryan, Henry de Bernwell and Arnalde de Prigheleye [sic], who present that the aforesaid Maud held, on the day she died, the manor of Coderugge for the term of her life, and the manor of Wychebaud in the name of dower of inheritance of the King in chief. In the same manor of Coderugge there is a certain principal messuage .................... 2s, and one orchard, worth yearly with pasture 18d ............... vineyard, and worth yearly 10s. There are also in the same manor in demesne 290 acres .............. worth yearly in the whole 7 5s, value per acre 6d; and 33 acres of meadow worth yearly in the whole 66s, value per acre 2s; also a several pasture worth yearly 24$, and underwood worth yearly to sell, without making destruction, 5s. There is also there one watermill worth yearly 2Os. Also there are in the same manor free rents of assize from the free tenants 100s 4d, and from the villeins and "forlotti," worth by their works and rents yearly 13 18s. 0d. The pleas and perquisites of the courts are worth yearly 40s.
          Sum of the whole extent of the manor of Coderugge 35 8s .................
    (c) Wychebold
          They also present that in the said manor of Wychebaud there is a certain principal messuage worth yearly 2s, and two orchards worth yearly 4s. There are in the same manor in demesne 25 acres of arable land worth 4, and .... acres of meadow worth yearly in the whole 72s, value per acre 3s; also a several pasture worth ....... yearly 5s, and underwood worth yearly for sale, without destruction being made, 2s. There is there also one water-mill worth yearly 20s. The toll traverse [tolnetum transversum] is worth yearly 20s. There are of free tenants who pay yearly in free rents of assize 8 3s 2d, and of the poll-penny on the feast of St. Kenelm 26s 3d, and the customary villeins and "forlotti" are worth in works and rents yearly 10? 6s. 8d. The pleas and perquisites of the court are worth yearly 40s.
          Sum total of the extent of the manor of Wychbaud ......
          Writ dated 15 Feb. 1 Edward II. [1308],
          Inq. p.m., 1 Edw. II., No. 59b.
  9. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol V, Edward II", 1908, entry no. 58, states:
    HUGH DE MORTUO MARI of Richards Castle.
    Writ of certiorari de feodis &c, 26 April, 1 Edw II
    WARWICK. Inq, 8 July, 1 Edw II.
          Farneberg. A messuage and 3 caracutes land, held by Jordan le Say by service of 1 knights fee; a messuage and 2 caracutes land held by the heirs of William de Halweton by service of knight's fee; and a messuage and 2 virgates land held by the heirs of Walter le Norable by service of 1/16 knight's fee.
          Mollington. A messuage and 1 caracute land, held by the prior of Keneleworth by service of knight's fee; and a messuage and 1 caracute land, held by Eleanor de Clare by service of knight's fee.
          Farneberg. The advowson of the church.
          Dunchirch. A messuage and 2 caracutes land, held by Eustacia, relict of John Dunheved, by service of knight's fee.
          Bilneye. A messuage and 2 caracutes land, held by the abbot of Cumbe by service of knight's fee.
                All held of the manor of Boreford.
    SALOP. Inq. Tuesday the feast of St Barnabas, 1 Edw II
          Kyngesheinde (?). held by John de Lyngeyne for knight's fee.
          Stanege. The hamlet, held by ----- for knight's fee.
          Kyngesheinde (?) and Assche. The manor, held by Robert Sturmy for knight's fee.
          Asscheford Boudlers. The manor, held by John de Boudlersfor knight's fee.
          Overton. The hamlet, held by John de Everton
    (sic) for knight's fee.
          Wolwerton. 1 caracute land, held by William Carbonel for knight's fee.
                All the advowsons of churches remained with Maud the said Hugh's wife, and were extended by another writ after her death. HEREFORD. Inq. Wednesday after St Andrew, 2 Edw II
          Pudlesdone. The manor with hamlet of Brompton, held by Richard de Cursun by service of 1 knight's fee.
          Wyle. The manor, held by Richard de la Launde by service of knight's fee.
          Yarpol. 2 caracutes land, held by Walter Hakelute by service of knight's fee.
          Bittone. The manor, held by Thomas de Brompton by service of two parts of 1 knight's fee.
          Staunton and Moldeleye. The hamlets, held by Walter de Hopton by service of knight's fee.
          Coumbe. The manor, held by Ralph de Sancto Audoeno by service of 1/3 knight's fee
          Richards Castle. 1 caracute land, held by Roger Eilrich by service of knight's fee.
          Knulle. The hamlet, held by John de Lyngayne by service of knight's fee.
          Herton. The manor, held by Thomas de Lyngayne by service of knight's fee.
          Richards Castle. The advowson of the church.
                                                                                                    C. Edw. II. File 4 (3)
  10. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol V, Edward II", 1908, entry no. 66, states:
    JOAN (DAUGHTER) AND ONE OF THE HEIRS OF HUGH DE MORTUO MARI.
    Writ de etate probanda (missing).
    HEREFORD. Proof of age, 11 April, 1 Edw II (defective and defaced).
          William de Mortuo Mari, knight, aged 60 years, sayd that the said Joan was born in the castle of Keirfilly, and baptized in the the chapel there, on the eve of St Katherine, 20 Edw I commencing, and he knows it because Henry le Waleys, his companion, was then with him in the said Hugh's service, and was godfather to the said Joan, and thus he has her birth always in memory.
          Reginald de la Mare, aged 70, says the same, because (he had) a daughter Annora who was born at the feast of St Michael before the said Joan's birth.
          John de Bykerton, aged 50 (?), says the same (and knows it because) the king's justices in eyre sat .............. after the said Joan's birth, before whome he ...............
          ...... Mare, aged 40, says the same, and knows it because Isabel de Wasseburne, his sister, had a daughter Margery who was born at the feast of the Annunciation in the same year.
          Adam of Richards Castle, aged 50, sayd the same, and knows it because he was in service with Sir William de Mortuo Mari, who had the wardship of Richards Castle by reason of the minority of the said Hugh father of the said Joan, at the time of her birth.
          William de Bosco, aged 60, says the same, and knows it because Adam le Lang (?) married Maud his sister on Christams day (?) after the birth of the said Joan.
          Hugh de Billeburi aged 50, says the same, and knows it because he had a daughter Mabel born the same day and year.
          Robert Judas, aged 40, says the same, and knows it because he was in service that year with Sir William de Mortuo Mari, who had the wardship, as above.
          Thomas le Henwe, of the county of Gloucester, aged 50(?), says the same, and knows it because John de Henwe, his brother ................... at Neuwe ............. at that time.
          Thomas de Ros, aged ..................................
          And thus the said Joan was 16 at the feast of St Katherine, last.
                                                                                                    C. Edw. II. File 6 (4)
  11. Geoffrey was named in a commission of oyer and terminer in 1358 (12), and must have been younger than Richard, as Richard was the heir to their father (15).
  12. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward III, Vol XI, 1358-1361", 1911, page 160, lists:
    Nov 10 1358. [Commission of oyer and terminer] to Ralph, earl of Stafford, William de Shareshull, Robert Corbet of Morton, Richard de la Bere and Robert de Wyghthull, on complaint by Reynold de la Mare, 'chivaler', that Geoffrey son of Richard de Cornewayll, William son of Peter Corbet, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey de Cornewayll, knight (militis), William de Bereford, Thomas de Longeley, William de Spiritre, Richard his son, John de Rowell 'clerk, and many others of their confederacy, arrayed as for war, of ancient malice planning to do him such bodily injury as they could, came to Greote, co Salop, assaulted him in the church of that town where he then was and would have drawn him from the church to kill him, afterwards besieged him long in the said church, imprisoned there his bondman and servant Reynold Waties, deputed by him to have hislands in divers places tilled and make other profit for him, brought the said Reynold thence and kept him long time with them imprisoned. For 30s paid in the hanaper.
  13. I have not found any evidence that John was the son of Geoffrey and Margaret, but it is asserted that he was in Complete Peerage, vol V page 253, and also in "The House of Cornwall", Liverpool and Reade, 1908.
  14. I have not found any evidence that Joan and Matilda were the daughters of Geoffrey and Margaret, but it asserted that they were in "The House of Cornwall", Liverpool and Reade, 1908.
  15. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol VII, Edward III", 1909, entry no. 715, states:
    GEOFFREY DE CORNUBIA
    Writ 1 June, 9 Edward III.
    WORCESTER. Inq 6 July, 9 Edward III.
          Homme Castell. A quarter of the manor, held of the inheritence of Margaret his wife; which manor is held of the king in chief of parcel of the barony of Borford, for a quarter of a knight's fee. He held no lands in fee &c in the county.
          Richard his son, aged 22 years at the feast of the Holy Trinity last, is his next heir.
    SALOP. Inq 26 June, 9 Edward III.
          Overes. A moiety of the hundred, held to himself and his heirs at fee farm, of the grant of King Edward II, by his charter, rendering 6s 8d yearly at the king's exchequer. He held no ther lands &c in fee in the county.
          Burford and Stapelton. The manors, and the other moiety of the hundred of Overes, held jointly by the said Geoffrey and Margaret his wife, of the gift of Joan late the wife of Richard de Cornubia, who enfoeffed them thereof, by the king's license, by fine levied in the king's court, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of the said Geoffrey, of the king in chief by barony, viz - by service of a knight's fee and a quarter.
          Heir as above.
                                                                                                    E. Inq. p.m. File 8 (14)
  16. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol VII, Edward III", 1909, entry no. 658, states:
    GEOFFREY DE CORNUBIA or DE CORNEWAYLE
    Writ 1 June, 9 Edward III.
    ESSEX. Inq 2 October, 9 Edward III.
          Ambirden in Dependen. The manor (extent given), held jointly with Margaret his wife, of the king in chief, as of the honour of Peverel, by service of half a knight's fee, of the gift of John de Cornewayle, by fine levied in the king's court, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies.
          Richard his son, aged 23 years and more, is his next heir.
                                                                                                    C. Edw. III. File 42 (12)
  17. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol VIII, Edward III", entry no. 111, states:
    WILLIAM DE EVEROIS, DE EVEROS, or DE EVERYES.
    Writ, 6 March 11 Edw III
    ESSEX. Inq 14 March, 11 Edward III.
          Amberden in Dependen. The manor held jointly with Margaret his wife, who still survives, of the king in chief, as of the honour of Peverell, by service of half a knight's fee, of the grant of John de Cornowayle, to hold for the said Margaret's life, by fine levied in the king's court.
                Heir unknown.
    SALOP. Inq 12 April, 11 Edward III
          Neothere Heyton. The manor held of Joan, late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, by service of a fifth part of a knight's fee.
                William, his son, aged 22 years and more on the feast of All Saints last, in his next heir.
    HEREFORD. Inq, 2 April, 11 Edward III.
          Hommelacy and Stokelaci. The manors, and two parts of the manor of Frome Haymund, with the reversion of dower when it shall happen, and a weir in the Wye, held jointly with Margaret his wife, who survives, and the heirs of the said William, in chief of Joan, late the wife of Rober de Mortuo Mari, sometime earl of March, by service of a knight's fee and a half. The said weir is held in chief of John de Homme by service of a rose yearly.
          Launton. A messuage and two caracutes of land, held of the aforesaid Joan by service of a sixth part of a kinght's fee.
                Heir as above, aged 22 years and more.
    Writ of certiorari to the escheator, because the king is now given to understand on behalf of the abovesaid Margaret that Geoffrey de Cornubia, deceased, sometime her husband, held jointly with her on the day he died, the manor of Amberden, co Essex, and the manors of Boreford and Stepelton, co Salop, by the grant of Joan, late the wife of Richard de Cornubia, by fine levied in the court of King Edward II, with his license to hold to the said Geoffrey and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of the said Geoffrey, of the said king and his heirs forever; that the said Margaret continued her seisin with the said Geoffrey, until his death, and afterwards with the said William de Evereys, until his death; and the said William had no estate in the said manors except as husband of the said Margaret, who has prayed the king to remove his hand from the said manors, which by reason of the death of the said William have been taken into the king's hand; the escheator is to make enquiry &c. 13 May 11 Edward III.
    ESSEX. Inq 20 May, 11 Edward III.
    Amberden. The said Geoffrey and Margaret, who survives, held the manor as abovesaid, as is more fully contained in the king's charter shown by the said Margaret, and she continued her seisin with the said Geoffrey, and William, as abovesaid. She and her ancestors were seisied (thereof) time out of mind, and the manor is held of the king in chief, as of the honour pf Peverell, by service of half a knight's fee.
                Richard de Cornuaill, aged 23 years, is son of the said Geoffrey and heir of the manor aforesaid. Heir of William de Everois, unknown.
    SALOP. Inq 19 May, 11 Edward III.
          Bereford and Stepelton. The said Geoffrey and Margaret, who survives, held the manors, and the said Margaret continued her seisin as abovesaid. She and her ancestors were seisied thereof time out of mind, and they are held of the king in chief by service of a knight's fee.
                Heir as last above. Heir of the said William, unknown.                                                                                                 C. Edw. II. File 50 (22)
  18. "Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward III, 1337-1339", 1900, page 151, lists:
    July 28 1337. To William Trussel, esheator this side Trent. Order to deliver the manors of Amberden, co Essex, Bereford and Stepelden, togerther with the issues thereof, to Margaret, late the wife of William de Evereys, and not to intermeddle further with the manors of Hommelacy, Stokelacy, two parts of the manor of From Haymund with reversion of dower, and a weir in Waya, co Hereford, restoring the issues thereof to Margaret, because on it being found by inquisition taken by the escheator that William and Margaret, at Williams death held the manor of Amberden of the grant of John [(sic - Joan)] de Cornwail, by a fine levied in the king's court, and the manors of Hommelacy and Skoelacy, the two parts and weir for Margaret's life, and that the manor of Amberden is held in chief, as of the honour of Peverell, by the service of half a knight's fee and the other manors, two parts and weir are held of others, and that William held no other lands in chief as of the crown at his death, and afterwards, at the suit of Margaret, showing that Geoffrey de Cornubia, formerly her husband, and she held jointly the manor of Amberden and the manors of Bereford and Stepelton, co Salop, by the grant of Joan, late the wife of Richard de Cornubia, by a fine levied in the late king's court by his license, for themselves and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Geoffrey, and William de Evereys had no other estate there except as Margaret's husband, and Margaret beseeching the king to cause his hand to be amoved from the manors, he ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the premises, by which it is found that Geoffrey and Margaret held the manors jointly of Joan's grant as aforesaid, and that the manors are held in chief, and that Richard de Cornewaill, son of Geoffrey, is his next heir and of full age.
  19. "Calendar of the Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol V, Edward III, 1337-1347", 1915, page 432, lists:
    Dec 25 1345. The like [order to take lands into the king's hands] to John de Coggeshale, escheator in the county of Essex, William de Radenore, escheator in the county of Hereford, John de Worthyn, echeator in the county of Worcester, Walter de Horton, escheator in the county of Devon, John de Swynnerton, escheator in the county of Salop, and John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county of Leicester, touching the lands late of Margaret late the wife of Geoffrey de Cornewaille.
  20. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, 1301-1307", 1898, page 257, lists:
    Aug 22 1304. The like to the same [grant to Margaret, queen of England, the king's consort] in addition to her grant of custodies and marriages to the value of 6,000 marks, of the custody, during the minority of the heir, of the lands late of Hugh de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief.
  21. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, 1301-1307", 1898, page 261, lists:
    Oct 1 1304. Grant to Thomas de Bykenore of the custody of a moiety of the lands late of Hugh de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, during the minority of the elder daughter and heir, with her marriage. Margaret, the queen-consort, had a grant of the custody of the lands of the said Hugh during the minority of the two daughters, but as the king's request she transferred the said moiety and marriage to Thomas.
  22. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, 1301-1307", 1898, page 265, lists:
    Oct 15 1304. Confirmation of a sale by Margaret, queen of England, the king's consort, to Walter, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, treasurer, of the custody, during the minority of the younger daughter, of a moiety of the lands late of Hugh de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, with her marriage; heretofore granted to the queen.
  23. "Calendar of Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol II, Edward II 1307-1319", 1912, page 31, lists:
    Nov 2 1308. Order to the same [escheator on this side trent] to take into the king's hand the late lands of William de Mortuo Mari of Hamme, deceased, Tenant in chief
  24. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol V, Edward II", 1908, entry no. 133, states:
    WILLIAM DE MORTUO MARI of Hamme
    Writ, 2 Nov 2 Edw II
    WORCESTER. Inq taken at Marteleye on Sunday after the Epiphany, 2 Edw II.
          (Unspecified). 30a arable and 2a meadow, held for life, by the demise of Robert de Mortuo Mari, of the inheritence of the heirs of Hugh de Mortuo Mari; and a messuage and 20a land, held of Isabel do Mortuo Mari by service of 5s yearly.
          Sutton. A messuage and virgate land, held of Robert de Sturmy by service of 5s yearly; and virgate land held of Robert de Cliford by service of 1lb cummin yearly.
                The heirs of Hugh de Mortuo Mari are his next heirs, viz - Joan the wife of Thomas de Bikenor, aged 18, and Margaret the wife of Geoffrey de Cornewaile, aged 14.
    SALOP. Inq Monday after St Nicholas, 2 Edw II.
          Leyntworthin. 9 11s 9d rent (extent given with names of tenants), held for life, of the inheritence of the heirs of Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richards Castle, without doing any service.
                Joan, aged 18 on the feast of St Katherine last, and Margaret, who is under age and in the king's wardship, daughters and heirs of Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richards Castle, are next heirs of the said William.
                                                                                                    C. Edw. II. File 10 (2)

    A more detailed extraction of the IPM for Worcestershire from "The Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the County of Worcester, Part II", J.W. Willis Bund, 1909, page 34, states:
    WILLIAM DE MORTIMER,
    MARTLEY, SUTTON [STURMY]
          Inquisition taken before the escheator of the King at Marteleye on Sunday next after the feast of the Epiphany, 2 Edward II. [A.D. 1309], of the lands and tenements of which William de Mortimer was seized in his demesne as of fee on the day he died, by the oaths of Adam le Jugge, Henry de ....well, John de Fathey, Robert Godwyne, Elye de Horsham, Henry Inggeram, William le Bakere, John de Ranw...rne (?), Henry de P....... , Richard Gadinger, Hugh de la Dyngle, and Roger de Gayton, who present that the aforesaid William held nothing of the King in chief on the day he died, but that he held 30 acres of arable land and two acres of meadow, by lease of Robert de Mortimer for the term of the life of the same William, of the inheritance of the heirs of Hugh de Mortimer; and they are worth yearly 10s. The same William held one messuage and 9 acres of land in fee of Isabella de Mortimer by the service of 5s. yearly, and the said messuage and land are worth, beyond the rent aforesaid, 2s (?). They also present that the same William held at Sutton one messuage and half a virgate of land in fee of Robert de Sturmey by the service of 5s, worth yearly, beyond the rent aforesaid, 12d. The same William held also at Sutton half a virgate of land in fee of ...... de Cliford, by the service of one pound of cinnamon yearly, and it is worth yearly 3s. They also present that the heirs of Hugh de Mortimer [are] the next heirs to the same William, and that Joan, the wife of Thomas de Wikenor, one of the heirs of the aforesaid Hugh, is of the age of 17 years, and Margaret, the wife of Geoffrey de Cornewaile, the other heir to the aforesaid Hugh, is of the age of 14 years and a half.
          Writ dated 2 Nov, 2 Edward II.
          Inq. p.m., 2 Edw. II., No. 65.



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