IPM - John RADFORD 1478
From the Moger collection of IPMs held at the Devon Heritage Centre
Transcribed by Fay Sampson Priestley
RADFORD, John, esq. 18 Edw.IV. 
Chancery Inq. pm. File 67(41) Abstract.
m.1. Writ dated at Westminster 14 Dec. 18 Edw.IV 
Delivered into court 5 May by Martin Ferys.
Inquistion taken at Exeter 21 April 19 Edw. IV , before William Forterscu, eascheator; by the oath of Roberet Pomeray, John Holbeme, Edward Fokeray, esquires, John Aisshe, Edmund Yerde, William Smyth, William Dolbeare, John Raddon, Thomas Bernehous, John Esyngwold, Nicholas Clerke, John Belamy & Hugh Quyk: Who Say that Nicholas Radeford was seised of the manor of Poughill, held of the prior of St Nicholas, Exeter, by 20s rent & fealty; worth by the year, clear 30s:- 36 messuages, 1 mill, 1 dovecot, 27 carucates and 430 acres, and 30s rent in Cadelegh, Uppecote, Stokleghluccomb, Stoklegh Englissh, Wynkelegh Tracy, Westechadeldon & Witherugge; where of Cadelegh & Uppecote are held of William Courtenay, Knt., of his manor of Cadelegh, by knight's service; worth by the year, clear, 13s 4d; Stoklegh Luccomb held of Margaret late wife of William Seynt Jon, by fealty; worth &c 3s 4d; Stoklegh Englissh held of Thomas Dourissh of his manor of Stoklegh Englissh, by fealty & 5s rent; worth &c 5s; Wynkelegh Tracy, by knight's service; worth, &c, 5s; Weste Chadeldon held of William Caileway, by fealty, in free socage; worth &c, 6s 8d; Withrugge held of William Mountagu, in free burgage, by fealty & 1d rent; worth &c, 20d.
A fine was levied Hilary 33 Hen VI [1454/5] between William Bonville, Knt, Nicholas Aissheton, James Chudlegh, esq, John Cheyne of Pynne, esq, Robert Wilfforde, esq, John Lyndon, clk, Thomas Dourissh, John Way, John Radforde named in the writ, & John Nitherton, plaintiffs, and the said Nicholas Radeford, deforciant. Nicholas acknowledged the premises to be the right of John Lyndon, as that which plaintiffs have of the gift of Nicholas, & quitclaimed the same to plaintiffs & the heirs of John Lyndon for ever.
On 16 March 38 Hen. VI [1459/60] John Lyndon released his part in the same to John Radeforde & his heirs for ever.
By deed dated 16 Oct 7 Edw. IV  Thomas Dourissh granted his estate in Stoklegh Englissh to William Stapelhill, who is yet seised thereof.
After the deaths of William Bonville, Nicholas Aissheton, James Chuddlegh & John Way, John Radeford remained seised of John Lyndon's part therein in his demesne as of fee & John Cheyny, Robert Wilfford, Thomas Dourissh, John Radeford & John Nitherton were seised of the residue in their demesne as of free tenement.
By deed dated 14 Nov 13 Edw. IV  the said John Cheyny, &c, demised to Joan daughter of Gilbert Yerde, esq, all their estate in 4 messuages & 3 carucates, parcel of the manor of Poughill, which Thomas Kympelond, Henry Hill, otherwise Southcomb, Richard Hunt & Robert Grendon severally hold there, for her life; she is yet seised thereof.
Robert Wilfford & John Radeford afterwards died, & John Cheyny, Thomas Dourissh & John Nitherton survive & are seised of their estate as of free tenement.
John Radeford died 21 Nov 18 Edw. IV 
Humfry, son & heir, aged 5.