Inquisition Post Mortem of Nicholas Wichehalse (1553)
Nicholas Wichehalse1, gent, Chancery IPM, Series II Vol. 100 (18).
Writ dated at Westminster 12 Oct 1553 (1 Mary)
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Abstract from Devon Heritage Services, edited by John Moore
Delivered into court 3 Dec by the escheator. Inquisition taken at Great Torriton 7 Nov 1 Mary before Anthony Bery esq., escheator after the death of Nicholas Wichehalsse; by the oath of Alexander Wullacombe, Anthony Bery of Westlegh, John Denys, John Chechester of Wike esquires, George Pollard, John Browne, Thomas Deane, John Fursse, Nicholas Fursse, gentlemen, John Cliff, John Andrew, Richard Davye, Richard Lede and Thomas Rogers; who say that Nicholas Wichehalsse was seised of 20 gardens, 1 barn, 4 acres of meadow and 10 of pasture in the borough of Chidley, held of Thomas Pomerey kt., in socage of his borough of Chidley worth by the year clear £8; 1 messuage and garden and 40 acres of land called Carswell in the parish of Chidley, held of the same of his manor of Chidley worth etc. £3; 2 messuages, 1 cornmill, 1 fulling mill, 2 gardens, 40 acres of land, 5 of meadow, 40 of pasture and 100 of moor with common of pasture on Halden called Harcombe in Chidley, held of Thomas Monke esq., Henry Fortescue esq., and Avice Trevelian widow of the manor of Harcombe worth etc. £10.
Nicholas Wychehalsse died 14 Dec 72 Edw. VI.
John son and heir aged 46.
1Also spelt Witchalse, Wichalls, etc.
2 Sic. Should probably read 6, i.e.1552.