IPM - John KEYNES 1419
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Transcribed by Fay Sampson Priestley
KEYNES, John, senior 7 Henry V. [1419/20]
Chancery Inq.p.m. Hen V. File 42(69)
m.1 & 2. Southampton
m.3 Writ to escheator of Somerset & Dorset, dated at Westminster 26 Jan.7 Henry V. [1419/20]
INQUISITION taken at Ilemynstre, Thursday after St. Matthia 7 Hen.V. [Thursday 29 Feb. 1419/20] before John Welyngton, escheator, by the oath of John Gilden, William Malsell, John Roller, William Trote, John Rocks, Nicholas Knoll, William Presford, John Huwet, Thomas Hunt, William Courteys, Thomas Bodyn & John Leigh of Alwynsheghe who say that John Keynes, senior, held the manors & advowsons of Estdouelysshe & Westdouelysshe, by the gift of Walter de Soureye to one John Keynes & Isabel his wife & their heirs; they had issue Thomas, father of John Keynes, senior, aforesaid, father of John Keynes, yet living. The said manors are held of the King's honour of Trowbrug, of the duchy of Lancaster, by knight's service.
In Estdouelysshe are rents of divers tenants, £8, (1) 20 messuages, 12 cottages & 10 tofts, worth nought beyond reprises; 2 gardens worth nought &c. 1 windmill 6s. 8d. 1 dovecot worth nought; 300 acres of land worth yearly £2; 10 of meadow, 10s. 400 of pasture & moor, 13s. 4d. 100 of wood 3s. 4d.
In Westdouelysshe rents £3.13s.4d. (1) 10 messuages, 6 cottages, 4 toft & 2 gardens worth nought beyond reprises. 1 windmill, 3s. 4. 100 acres of arable worth yearly 20s. 10 of meadow 8s., 100 of pasture & moor 6s. 8. (2) 100 of wood, 3s. 4d. (3)
(1) In Inq. of John Kaynes, jnr. £5. 2. & £3.0s.6.
(2) In [ditto] 8s. 6d.
(3) In [ditto] 4s.
Also 1 acre in Compton Martyn, in la Overcourtclos there, with the advowson alternately by the gift of John Benyn & William Roucetre, by charter dated 8 Jan. 8 Hen.IV. [1406-7], held of the Earl of Huntingdon, worth, &c. 6d.
Also the reversion of the residue of the manor of Compton Martyn & of the advowson, by the gift of Hugh Simon & Richard Waldron, by charter dated 8 Jan. 8 Hen.IV. [1406-7] made to Richard Michell & Agnes his then wife & their heirs, with remainder in default of issue to John Keynes named in the writ & his heirs, held of the same earl, worth, &c. £5.
Also the remainder of 1 messuage, 50 acres of land, 6 of meadow & 4 of [moor], called Wythell in the parish of Kyngestone between Westdouelisshe & Estdouelissh & on the south side of Wythell between le Hedestok & Kyngestone on le Douelissh Downe on both sides of the way there called Wythellespecys, by the gift of William Torpley, clk., by charter dated Monday after the feast of Purification 1 Hen.V. [Monday 5 Feb. 1413/14] to Thomas Brokkampton, deceased, & Cristine his wife, yet living, for their lives, with remainder to the said John Keynes, senior, with remainder to William Keynes, son of said John, & his heirs, with remainder in default of issue to the right heirs of John:
William died without issue. The premises are held of William Hankeford, Knt., John Hals, Henry Foleford, John Stourton of Preston, Robert Veel, John Brewer, clk, Ralph Eustas, clk., Robert Spret, clk., & William Mirydene, of the manor of Codeworth; worth, &c. £2.
A fine was levied Easter 7 Hen.V. & Michaelmas following  between John Keynes, sen., plaintiff, & the said William Hankeford, &c. deforciants, of the manor of Codeworth, & 2 messuages, 6 carucates, 20 acres of meadow & 10 of wood in Codeworth, Werthely benersshe, Auenelesheyghes, Kynge…, St. George, whereby plaintiff acknowledged the premises to be the right of deforciants, who are yet seised thereof.
John Keynes, sen. died 9 Jan. last past. [1419/20]
John, son & heir, aged 40.
Inquisition taken at Milton Abbot 11 March 7 Hen.V. [1419-20], before John Welyngton, escheator, by the oath of Hugh Ponchardon, Ralph Belton, William Keggeswooth, John Henystrygge, Roger Veele, Richard Porter, John Kynge, Thomas Palyngton, Robert Frye, John Frye, Richard Sewyn, & Walter Popeiay. Who say that John Keynes, sen., was seised of the manors of Stokewake & Hulle, with lands in Pulham & granted the same to Robert Hulle, sen., John Hals, John Stourton of Preston, Henry Foleford, Robert Veel & Nicholas Keynes his son, all yet living, for their lives, by charter dated 20 Dec. 7 Hen.V.  with reversion to the said John Keynes, sen. he held the said reversion at his death.
The manor of Stokewake is held of the abbess of Shafton, worth by the year, clear, £20.
Pulham & Hulle are held of Thomas Colyn, worth &c. £5.
He was also seised of the manor of Caundelwake, & by charter dated at Caundelwake 5 Aug. 6 Hen.V.  granted the same to Nicholas Keynes his son & Maud his wife, daughter of John Molyns of Southpederton, & the heirs male of Nicholas, who are yet seised thereof. John held the reversion thereof at his death, of the prior of Worsprynge: the manor is worth by the year, clear, £8.
Death & heir as above.
m.6. Writ to escheator of Devon & Cornwall, dated at Westminster 28 Jan. 7 Hen.V. [1419/20]
Inquisition taken at Stratton Monday after St. Matthias 7 Hen.V. [Monday 26 Feb. 1419/20] before Henry Foleford, escheator, by the oath of Richard Pen[wic], Thomas Trevysek, John ….sak, Ralph Langeford, Roger Atterleye, Richard Gerveys, Nicholas Langeford, William Donecomb, Richard Northdon, Richard Mayowe, John T….on, John Southwestecote, who say that John Keynes, sen., & Joan his wife were seised of 8 messuages, 2 tofts, 2 carucates & 64 acres of land, 6 of meadow, 200 of pasture, 30 of wood, 10s. rent, & a moiety of 3 tofts, 51 acres of land, 4 of meadow & 60 of pasture in Westsprayhele, Loterygge, Takebeare, Boweton, Stratton, Efford, Stonlond, Bythestrond, Coleton, Pynchelegh, Ketellegh, Marchallyslond, Crabhaye, Borecote, Pennalym, Cardynan, Wyke St Mary, Braderygge & Biename1 (1)
A fine was levied of the premises Trinity 3 Hen.V. & Michaelmas of that year  between Henry Foleford & Wilelma his wife, plaintiffs, & the said John Keynes & Joan his wife, deforciants. Henry acknowledged the premises to be the right of John, as that which deforciants have of the gift of Henry & deforciants rendered the same to plaintiffs & the heirs of Henry, to hold of deforciants & the heirs of John by 1/6 of a knight's fee "Moritoun", & a rent of £5.6s.8d. with the remainder to the heirs of Willelma, & if she die without issue with reversion to John & Joan & the heirs of John. Henry is yet seised thereof. Joan is dead.
After her death, on 24 July 4 Hen.V. , John Keynes granted that Henry & Willelma should hold the premises of himself & his heirs for £3. 6s 8d. yearly; & 1/6 of a fee as before, during life of Henry, after his death Willelma to pay £5. 6s. 8d.
Willelma died & after her death, on 1 January 5 Hen.V. [1417-18] John Keynes granted the premises in Westsprayhele & Loterygge now called Loteryggewode to Henry & his heirs, to hold of John & his heirs in free socage, paying during minority of Henry's heirs 27s. 8d. yearly, & 6s. relief: when any heir shall attain majority, then to pay £5.6s.8d yearly.
3 April 6 Henry V.  John Keynes, sen., granted to Nicholas his son, Thomas Pyllond, & John Bruer, parson of the church of Douelyschewake, the rents & services of Henry Foleford & his heirs & the reversion of the premises, with remainder to Edmund son of the said John Keynes & his heirs male.
20 Aug. 6 Hen.V.  the said Nicholas, Thomas Pyllond & John Bruer became seised thereof by the hand of Henry Foleford.
Edmund Keynes is yet living.
The premises are worth by the year, clear, £2.
Death & heir as above.
m.8. Devon [In bad condition]
Inquisition taken at Exeter 5 March 7 Hen.V. [1419/20], before Henry Foleford, escheator, by the oath of Richard Holand, John Holand, Nicholas Specote, Robert Salle, John Spenser, Gilbert Bisshop, William Michell, Henry Merwode, John Mayour, Thomas Brusshford, Robert [Yeo?] & William Brusshford: who say that John Keynes, sen., was seised of the manor of Wynkelegh Keynes & the hundred of Wynkelegh, held of the heirs of the Lord le de Spenser by knight's service.
In that manor are rent of divers tenants, worth . . . yearly; 23 messuages, 12 cottages, worth nought beyond reprises, 200 acres of arable worth yearly . . ., 20 acres of meadow, 26s 8d. 40 of pasture & moor, 26s. 8d.  mills, 26s. 8d. 200 acres of wood, 6s. 8d. the hundred, 20s. One messuage in . . . . held of . . . . in socage, worth by the year, clear, 6s. 8d. One messuage & one carucate in Hertylond, held of . . . .
By charter dated 12 March [20?] Rich.II. [1396/7?] he granted the said messuages & his tenements at Thorry in Hertelond to John Keynes his son, yet living, & Margery his wife, now dead, & their heirs, with reversion to grantor & his heirs:- held of John Dynham, knt., in free socage, by rent of 6d. & 1 lb. of pepper, worth, &c. 30s. Also 1 carucate of land, 10 acres of meadow, 40 of pasture in Weryngston.
By charter dated 8 July 6 Hen.V.  he granted the same, by name of all his lands in Weryngeston, Yuedon & Wolwey by Honyton, to John Widecombe & Nicholas Abell, clk.
On Monday after the feast of Assumption 6 Hen.V. [Monday 17 Aug. 1418] they granted the same to John Brewere, clk., & Robert Veel, during life of John Keynes, with remainder to Nicholas Keynes his son & Maud his wife & their heirs male, with remainder to the right heirs of John Keynes, sen. The premises are held of the King's manor of Bradenynch in the duchy of Cornwall, worth, &c. £2.
John Kaynes & Joan his wife were seised of 2 messuages, 2 carucates, 40 acres of meadow, 200 of pasture, 200 of moor & the moiety of 6 acres of wood in Blaketoryton & . . .will called Whitelyelond.
A fine was levied of the same between Henry Foleford & Willelma his wife & John Kaynes & Joan his wife, whereby the premises were granted to Henry & Willelma, to hold of John & Joan & the heirs of John, for their lives, by rent of a rose, with remainder to Nicholas Keynes & William Keynes during life of the said John Keynes, sen., of Wynkelegh, & after his death to Edmund his son & his heirs male, with reversion to John Keynes, sen., Joan his wife & the heirs of John. Edmund is yet living; Joan is dead.
2 messuages, 2½ carucates, 140 acres of pasture, 140 of moor, . . . . in Blaketoryton called Whytelond, included in the said fine, are held of Almaric Fitz Waryn, worth, &c. 30s. The residue [is in ?] Radefernlond, held of Robert Cary, worth, &c. 10s.
John Auenell held the manor of Lokkes[beare] of the said John Keynes, sen., & his heirs, by knight's service. John Keynes held it of John Cambon, sen.
John Keynes also held, of the inheritance of Joan his late wife, the manor of [L]achebrok, held of Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon, by knight's service, of his honour of Okhampton, in the King's hands, since the death of Edward father of said Hugh.
There are divers rents in that manor, 10 messuages, 10 cottages, 100 acres of arable worth yearly 20s. . . . . meadow, 20s. 100 acres of pasture & moor, 13s. 4d.
Also he held of that inheritance 2 messuages, 1 carucate of land & 100 acres of pasture in [Floyers] Westcote in the said manor of [Lachebrok] held of the said honour of Okhampton, the arable worth yearly 16s. 4d., the pasture [6s. 8d.]
He held of that inheritance, one messuage & 1 furlong in [Bokerelle ?] with ½ an acre called Nomanslond parcel of that land of Bokerelle, [Bokeputte ?] of the said Almaric Fitz Waryn; the furlong contains 30 acres, worth, &c. 6s. 6. The ½ acre 6.
Also the moiety of a furlong held of Richard Foghler, containing 12 acres of arable & 4 of meadow, worth, &c. [5s 4d.]
Also 1 messuage, 16 acres of land, . . . of meadow, & 20 of pasture & moor, held of the heirs of Thomas Affeton, worth, &c. 10s.
Also 1 messuage & 2 furlongs in Smythencote, held of the heirs of Ralph Lapflode.
Also the hundred of Blaketoriton, held of the said Almaric Fitz Waryn, in socage, by 13s. 4d. rent, held by Joan & her ancestors from time immemorial, worth, &c. £2.
Richard Foghler held . . . . at a yearly rent of 4s., of John Keynes, sen., [who held it] of the said inheritance, of Thomas Affeton.
John White held . . . . In Northecote, by 10s. rent, of John Keynes, sen., who held of said Almaric.
[William Snowe ?] held . . . . in Blaketoryton, by 12 . . . rent, of the said John, who held of said Almaric.
1See Feet of Fines. Cornwall. Trin. 3 HenV