A'Bear Family History

1066 - 1478 RECORDS & REFERENCES

 

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 c1120

Haket de Bere was living in Bere Hacket, in Dorsetshire during the time of Henry I

See Battle Abbey Rolls below

 

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c1190

John De la Bere married Joan, daughter and heiress of Stephen, Lord of Hever in Kent

Ref: DNF

 

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1199 – 1216

Richard de Bere, one of the Recognitores magna Assissae for the county of Kent

See Battle Abbey Roll below

 

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KINGSWOOD ABBEY

 

OZLEWORTH (GLOS.)

[from Administrative History] Isabel, daughter of Roger (IV) de Berkeley (d. 1191), married first Thomas de Rochford (d. c. 1205) and secondly William Waleraund. She had Ozleworth in marriage, but Thomas de Rochford granted it to his brother Robert and in 1220 Robert did homage for half a fee there to Andrew de la Bere and Alice his wife, daughter and heir of Thomas de Rochford and Isabel. [Harkly, 215, 217, 19 GEC x, 552.]

 

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c1230

John atte Bere (father of Adam de la Bere) owns Ibsley & Malshanger, Hants

See 1286/1287 reference & 1316 reference

 

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1236

Nicholas de Bere held Bere (later Bere Court, Dover, Kent)

See Battle Abbey Roll below

 

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Hampshire Record Office

Jervoise family of Herriard Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Jervoise family of Herriard, Hampshire

Charters

FILE - SOUTHROP; Grant - ref. 44M69/C/225  - date: c. 1240

Seal: large seal of Matilda de Herierd.

Contents

By Matilda de Herierd, widow

To the church of St. Mary Magdalene at Wintney (Hartley Wintney, Hants)

Of 20s. annual rent out of lands of William le Geldene (10s.), William, son of Botild (5s.), William de Coterpunde (2s.) and Robert the Miller (3s.) in Sudrop.

Witnesses: Sir Henry de Fermly, Sir Adam de St. Maneveo, Sir Stephen de Bendeng, Sir William Banastre, Henry de Bovile, and John his brother, William Bolloc, Henry de Berkham, John de la Bere, William Gregorie.

 

 

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THE LISLE ESTATE

THE FITZGEROLD INHERITANCE

FAWLER, IN SPARSHOLT (BERKS.)

LISLE LANDS

FILE - [no title] - ref. BCM/B/1/3/1  - date: [c. June 1246]

 

Contents

Robert de Gessich and Warin FitzGerold. n.d.

Robert has quitclaimed to Warin half of the manor of Faulore, which he had held at farm, and undertakes to deliver all writings and muniments relating thereto one week after Holy Trinity 30 Hen. III [10 June 1246].

Witnesses: John Young (Juvenis) of Dunstable, Thomas son of Andrew, Simon de Faulore, Robert de Offintun, John called Monk, William de Braulo, Richard de la Bere.

[Please quote SC291 at Berkeley Castle Muniments when requesting this file]

 

 

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KINGSWOOD ABBEY

OZLEWORTH (GLOS.)

THE ROCHFORD MANOR

Passage of the manor to the abbey

FILE - [no title] - ref. BCM/F/1/5/3  - date: [1246-7]

Contents

Cecilia widow of Robert de Rocheford and Richard de la Bere. 31 Hen. III

Cecilia has declared before Sir Robert Waleraund, sheriff of Gloucester, in the full county court, that she never held or laid claim to the land which Richard demands of her by writ of right in Osleworth but that the monks of Kingswood Abbey have held it for a long time.

Witnesses: Sir William Maunsel, Sir John de Wautone, Robert le Veel, Jordan la Warre, Richard de Colewych, Walter de Neylesworth.

[Please quote SC293 at Berkeley Castle Muniments when requesting this file]

 

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Ref: S G A’Bear  1247

A Nicholas atte Bere appears in the Somerset Subsidy Rolls

 

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E  Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations

Division within E  Records of the Court of Augmentations and the Augmentation Office

E 326  Exchequer: Augmentation Office: Ancient Deeds, Series B

Ref: E 326

Record Summary

Scope and content Receipt by Thomas, prior of Farlegh, to Matilda, relict of William de Bere, for arrears of rent for lands and tenements in Bere. . . . before St. Matthew the Apostle, 1248

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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Arundell of Lanherne and Trerice Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Arundell family of Lanherne and Trerice, Cornwall

TITLE DEEDS

Dorset

Whitchurch Canonicorum Manor

FILE - [no title] - ref. AR/1/690  - date: [13th century]

Contents

Gift

John de La Ber' = (1)

Agnes de Barull', sister of (1) = (2)

(1) to (2), for her faithful love and service (pro suo amore fideli et servic'), 1 croft called Thornhull and the land called Notecrofte, together with half a croft lying between Thornhull and Notecrofte; starting from the way from Sstok' [sic] Mandeuil to Wytchurch', by the canons' wood, between land called Hoswaldeshee and land of Thornhull, extending in breadth eastwards to a marl-pit; also the marl-pit lying this side of [?] the way to Witchurch, extending in length to the water of Huneford on one side and La Blakemore on the other.

For (2) to hold those 3 crofts [sic] freely for ever of the chief lords of the fee. Rent during (1)'s life 12d yearly at Annunciation, and after his death 1d, for all service and demands. Warranty against all mortals, except for the term [= lease?] of Robert de Hyndecomb during his life; after Robert's death, the land shall revert wholly to (2). If (2) fails in paying rent (quod absit), she shall pay 2s to (1), and 12d to the bailiffs of the fee for their work in distraint.

William de La Berne, John de Couteheye, Roger de La Ber', Thomas Blundel, Jaklin (Iakelyno) de Hyndecombe, Richard Huuyoth [sic], William de La Forde, clerk.

Slits for tag of (1)'s seal; [medieval] "Bere".

Thornhull [lost in Whitchurch Canonicorum parish, presumably]

Notecrofte [lost inWhitchurch Canonicorum parish, presumably]

Wytchurch, Witchurch [= Whitchurch Canonicorum (parish), Dorset]

Sstok' Mandeuil [= Mandeville Stoke, in Whitchurch Canonicorum parish]

Hoswaldeshee

Water of Huneford

La Blakemore

Couteheye [= Cothays, in Whitchurch Canonicorum parish]

 

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Creator(s): 

Sanford family of Nynehead, Somerset

FILE - Release of Wm., Lord de Bere, with consent of w. Emma, to Henry, s. of Philip, vicar of Bere - ref. DD\SF/1529  - date: c 1250

ref: E 101/313/23

1 document

Contents

5a. land in the E. field which lies thus: 1a. next the town on the E. part, 2a. in Bradeway towards the Hospital, 3 perches upon [...] , 5 perches in Sorts land extending upon Berlake. In the west field, 4a. which lie [...] ; 1a. in La Bere next the acre which Humphrey holds, 2 long a. extending upon [...] , [...] a. in the Sorelonde extending upon those long acres; and the meadow which is called Petitekomede

 

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Holbech of Farnborough. Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Holbech family of Farnborough Warwickshire

Deeds of Title

FILE - [no title] - ref. L1/32  - date: [2 Feb. 1254]

Slit for tag: tag and seal missing.

Contents

Lease, chirograph, with warranty and acquittance of 11 shillings, by Robert Bigod of Fennicompton to Andrew de Clatercot of 2 ac. of land in the fields of Fennicompton for 23 years: 1 ac. in one field and 1 ac. in another: in East Field a half ac. of land 'intogloriusput', next the land of John Beaufiz: a half ac. of land under Rouelowe next the land of The Lady Awisse Peche: in West Field a half ac. of land on Holewe next the land of the Prior of Clatercot: a half ac. of land 'intoknitehembroc' next the land of Henry Bigod: to be held of Robert and his heirs by Andrew his heirs or assigns, for the rent of 1 apple at the feast of the Nativity of Blessed Mary for all service: Andrew may give, sell or leave as a legacy the above acres to any assigns during the period of the lease.

Witnesses: John Peche, Elias Peche, Nicholas de Tyso, John 'Franciscus' of Dercet, John de la Bere and others.

The feast of the Purification of Blessed Mary 38 King Henry son of King John.

Endorsement: Fenycompton

Bygott

 

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Holbech of Farnborough. Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Holbech family of Farnborough Warwickshire

Deeds of Title

FILE - [no title] - ref. L1/3  - date: n.d. [Temp. Hen. III] (c1254 due to similarity cf  L1/32)

Tag for seal which is missing.

Contents

Lease, chirograph, by Robert Bigot to Simon de Bunnitone of 2 virgates of land in the territory of Fennicomptone with messuages and all other appurtenances, formerly held by Robert 'Pelliparius' and Robert Aldwin, to be held for the life of the donee, for the rent of 1d. payable at Christmas for the virgate of Robert 'Pelliparius', and of 4s. for the virgate of Robert Aldwin, to be paid at two terms, 2s. at Lady Day, and 2s. at Michaelmas for all services and exactions except forinsec service due to the King, and suit of court at the court of Robert Bigot: if any plea concerning the land is moved against Simon, except by the donor and his heirs, he shall defend at his own cost.

Witnesses: John Peche, Elyas Peche, John de Knitecote 'clericus', Hamon 'clericus' of the same vill, Hugh le Norreis of Avenedercet, John 'Franciscus' of the same vill, John le Bere and others.

Endorsements: Scriptum inter Robertum Bygod et Symonen de Bynninton

A lease for life of yard lands.

 

 

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Centre for Metropolitan History

GAZETTEER OF MARKETS AND FAIRS IN ENGLAND AND WALES TO 1516

Richard de la Bere requested by Henry III to arrange Kilmeston Fair in 1254

 

 

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E  Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations

Division within E  Records of the Treasury of the Receipt

E 40  Exchequer: Treasury of Receipt: Ancient Deeds, Series A

A E 40/105

Record Summary

Scope and content Obligation of Nicholas de la Penne, of Gravenhyrst, to pay the abbot of Ramsey the yearly rent of 8s. he owes for eight acres of land he holds of the fee of Robert Bryan in Gravenhyrst Parva, and to quiclaim all the land the land the abbot and convent have bought of Ralph de Tyvlle, of the fee of Robert Bryan, of the demands that could be made thereupon. Witnesses:- Nicholas de Mapertishale, Richard Gabyun, Richard de la Bere, and others (named). Bedf.

Covering dates 50 Hen. III (1265/6)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Note Seal

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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Arundell of Lanherne and Trerice Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Arundell family of Lanherne and Trerice, Cornwall

TITLE DEEDS

Dorset

Marshwood Manor

FILE - [no title] - ref. AR/1/671  - date: [13th century; early?]

William Wallens c1260 - 1272

Contents

Gift

Robert de Mandevill' = (1)

Ivo de Rocheford = (2)

(1) to (2), for his homage and service, all the land which William King sometime held of (1) at Stodlehe in (1)'s manor of Merswode; also that croft which William Raulin sometime held, lying between the land which Pulle sometime held and Suthakerugge, extending to La Buthele on the east side of the great road; also all the land and meadow of (1)'s demesne lying between the land which Pulle sometime held and the great road between the wood of Hakerugge and the land of Gerin (terra Gerini), namely on the east side of La Buthele, as the bank (ripa) extends to the great road; reserving to (1) and his heirs the wood of Hakerugge free and 'illesus'. For (2) and his heirs to hold freely, wholly and hereditarily. Rent some gilded spurs (quedam calcaria deaurata) or 12d silver yearly at Easter, for all service.

(2) and his men shall be free of all suits of court and hundred to (1) and his heirs; they shall have 6 oxen and 2 cows, 40 sheep and 1 beast (averium) in (1)'s pasture outside the park and (1)'s assarts (in pastura mea videlicet extra parcum et assarta mea), together with (1)'s oxen, cows, sheep and beasts, free of pasturage (herbagium). Warranty.

Sir Alfred de Nichol', Ivo Martel, Nicholas de Punsout, Thomas de Hynetun, Benedict de Bere, Roger de Cotthelyhe, knights, Hugh son of Bernard, Richard Longus, Simon de Perci, Geoffrey de La Bere, Gerin de Bauent, Adam Hairun, William Valens'.

Stodlehe [= Studley, Dorset, Anton Faegersten, The Place-Names of Dorset 298: see AR/1/670].

 

NB Same scribe as AR/1/672.

 

 

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Arundell of Lanherne and Trerice Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Arundell family of Lanherne and Trerice, Cornwall

TITLE DEEDS

Dorset

Marshwood Manor

FILE - [no title] - ref. AR/1/672  - date: [13th century; early?]

Contents

Feoffment

Robert de Manvila = (1)

Ralph Belet, son of Robert Belet = (2)

(1) to (2), for his homage and service, all his land and meadow in Hakerugge (manor of Merswode), and all his wood of La Shahe, outside (1)'s park, and all the land around that wood, namely the lands called Ruggeweye, Rodfurlang, La Rudinge and Gaydun', bounded from the great way in front of (coram) William de Piricumba's house to La Buhela, thence along the same bank (ripa) of La Buhela southwards to the marling of Gerin (ad marluram Gerini), thence along the hedge to the land which Hystmerus Longus sometime held, to the great road from Merswode to Brideport, thence to the cross [of?] Dodde (ad crucem Dodde), thence to Rigweyesheta, thence along the hedge leading southwards to the bank called Cerne (ad ripam que appellatur C'ne), and so along the same bank to the hedge of the new park; so along the way of that hedge (in longo eiusdem sepis vie) northwards to the old way formerly leading from Brideport to Merswode through the middle of the park, and so along that way eastwards to the wood of La Shahe, so along that wood on the west side to the foot of La Rudinge (ad pedem de La Rudinge), thence to the great road leading from Heckford to Brideport, along that road eastwards to the cross to the head of the said Rudinge (ad caput dicti Rudinge), thence along that road northwards to the road leading to Baril's house and to 3 crofts called Haralond, sometime held of (1) by William de Piricumb' in villeinage by service of 12d (ad iter quod tendit versus domum Baril et tres croftas cum pertinenciis que appellantur Haralond quas W'll'm' de Piricumb' aliquando de me tenuit in vilinagio per servicium duodecim denariorum), and thence along to the first bound of the way in front of (coram) the house of William de Piricumb'.

For (2) and his heirs to hold wholly and hereditarily for ever. Rent 12d yearly to (1) at St Andrew, for all service. (2) and his heirs and their men shall be free of all suits in (1)'s free manor of Merswode for ever. For this gift (2) has given (1) 30 marks silver. Warranty.

Sir Nicholas de Punsoth, Thomas de Hynetun, Benedict de Bere, Roger de Cotelyhe, knights, Hugh son of Bernard, Richard Longus, Simon de Perci, Geoffrey de La Bere, Gerin de Bauent, William Walens'.

Seal of (1) [part; green; similar to that on AR/1/670]; [medieval] "Carta Roberti de Mandevile facta Radulpho Bolt".

Hakerugge [= Hackeridge, in Marshwood parish, Anton Faegersten, The Place-Names of Dorset 289]

Piricumb [Purcombe (one of two), in Dorset: Anton Faegersten, The Place-Names of Dorset, p. 297]

 

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TITLE

HAMPSHIRE

WOOTTON ST. LAWRENCE

Woodgarston Manor

FILE - Gift. - ref. 21M58/T86  - date: [C.12]

Contents

Land of Windegarestune

(i) Mathew de Scures, with consent of his heir Roger de Scures.

(ii) Mathew de Scures, son of (i).

Services: 1/5th part of a knight's fee.

Witnesses: Guy, prior of Southwick, and the brothers there, William, chaplain of Wickham, Richard de la Bere, Robert de St. Clare, William de Halliwelle, Alan the son of Alan, William de Scures, William de la Bere, Robert de Hache, William his brother, Henry Crisp, William de Bayeux.

Sale: missing.

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1268

John de la Bere of St Ervan, Cornwall was born. Daughter was Isabella de la Bere born 1294

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hwbradley/findex6.htm#BERE

 

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1274 & 1276

William de Bere, of Bere, Dover, Kent was King's Bailiff of Dover

See Battle Abbey Roll below

 

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DEAN AND CHAPTER ARCHIVE Catalogue in Full 

Chartae Antiquae C

FILE - Grant - ref. CCA-DCc-ChAnt/C/482  - date: 20 Nov 1275x19 Nov 1276

1 document

Parchment, 1m, seal

Contents

From: John skissot of Chartham To: Thomas Ringmere, prior of Canterbury Cathedral Priory; the convent of Canterbury Cathedral Priory His meadow in 'Clivesmed' meadow in the priory's holding of Chartham. Of this one part contains a third of 1 virgate and lies with the priory's new ditch to east, the river to west, the priory's meadow to north, and the meadow of John Nicholai to south. For this the prior has paid 3s as a gersum fine. Dated 4EdwI, no month. Witnesses: Stephen de Limminge, bailiff of Chartham; William pinere, reeve of Chartham; John the keyholder; John son of the clerk; Godwin de la berigate; John the smith; Richard the forester; John atte sweche; William de pirie; Nicholas de grantebregge; William de bere; Solomon pret; John the clerk Endorsed with descriptions and note of registration in late 13th cent hands.

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DEAN AND CHAPTER ARCHIVE Catalogue in Full 

Chartae Antiquae C

FILE - Grant - ref. CCA-DCc-ChAnt/C/479  - date: 20 Nov 1275x19 Nov 1276

1 document

Parchment, 1m, seal

Contents

From: John son of Simon de la forstalle of Chartham To: Thomas Ringmere, prior of Canterbury Cathedral Priory; the convent of Canterbury Cathedral Priory His inheritance in the priory's holding of Chartham. Also his rights to loppings ('Ramail') in the priory's wood of Denge. For this the priory has paid 20s as a gersum fine. Dated 4EdwI, no month. Witnesses: Stephen de Liminge, bailiff of Chartham; William le pinere, reeve of Chartham; Godwin atte berigate; Geoffrey, bedel of Chilham; John son of the clerk; John the smith; Richard the forester; John atte sweche; William de bere; Ralph de hauvile; Solomon pret; John davit of Canterbury, clerk Endorsed with descriptions and note of registration in late 13th cent hands.

 

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DEAN AND CHAPTER ARCHIVE Catalogue in Full 

Chartae Antiquae C

FILE - Quitclaim - ref. CCA-DCc-ChAnt/C/526  - date: nd [late 13th century] c1275 due to witnesses

1 document

Parchment, 1m, seal tag

Contents

From: William son of Simon de Grundesburch' To: the prior and convent of Canterbury Cathedral Priory For 1 acre of land, 1 acre of meadow and payments of 2d and 1 hen in Chartham. The land lies with the priory's land called 'Malerasesland' to east and west, the priory's land to north, and the land of Thomas ysenbarn to south. The meadow lies in Shalmsford 'brock' pasture, which is of the priory. The payments are from land called 'Theghe', lying with 'Wercope' tenement to south, and the king's highway to north. To be held together with a way measuring 4ft wide, leading from the king's highway northwards to the meadow. For this the priory has paid 10s as a gersum fine. No date. [Date: handwriting.] Witnesses: John son of the clerk; Richard le Forester; Giles de la Forstalle; William le Pynere; John Buppehecche; Roger Gige; John le Bere; Henry, brother of John le Bere; John son of Hamo; Thomas Heghman; Jonas Heghman; Godwin atte Berigate Endorsed with descriptions and note of registration in late 13th cent hands.

 

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DEAN AND CHAPTER ARCHIVE Catalogue in Full 

Chartae Antiquae C

FILE - Grant - ref. CCA-DCc-ChAnt/C/681  - date: nd [1274x1285]

1 document

Parchment, 1m, holed and faded, slits for seal tag

Contents

From: Hamo Pinchun son of Richard Pinchun of Chartham To: Thomas Ringmere, prior of Canterbury Cathedral Priory; the convent of Canterbury Cathedral Priory 1½ acres 1 virgate in 'Eadredesham' field. Lying with the priory's land to east, west and south, and the wood of John Paris to north. For this the priory has paid a gersum fine. No date. [Date: dates of Prior Thomas. Details supplied from registered versions.] Witnesses: Stephen de Limming', bailiff of Chartham; William le pinere, reeve of Chartham; John the keyholder; John son of the clerk; John the smith; Godwin de la berigate; Richard the forester; John atte sweche; Nicholas de Grauntebregge; Robert de Eastesture; Ralph de hauvile; William de bere; John the clerk Endorsed with descriptions, Chartham and note of registration in 13th cent hands.

 

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1277

Simon de la Bere living at Thornham on Hampshire border

ref: DNF

 

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EARLY TITLE DEEDS

BUCKFAST

South Brent

FILE - [no title] - ref. 123M/TB8  - date: 1278

Contents

Easter Day 1278

Conditional grant in tail with warranty, indented S[imon], abbot [of Buckfast] and convent to Robert Faber.

3 ---- in la Beare in manor of Brent which Stephen le Blays held, 3 closes in same town which Richard le Hunta held and ---- land on the hill of Brent which was earlier assigned to these lands in Landyak' to hold to himself and legitimate heirs, by hereditary right for ever.

Rent 9s. for all services except 3 free boon works at "pultura" see 123M/TB7, i.e. 2 ploughing and 1 reaping, suit of court as free men, suit of mill paying toll due, 12s. 6d. relief together with best beast of dead man, doing all services customary in hundred of Brent (Latin: et in omnibus cum Hundr[edo] de Brenta communicare) except tallage, carriage and serving office of reeve and tithingman ("tuthingmann"). Robert to have pasture in moor and waste, agistment for as many beasts as could be supported on his land in winter, hay, turves and "carbone" see 123M/TB7. Convent right of reentry if leased or sold to others than heirs of body without licence, reversion on failure of heirs.

Consideration 6 [?marks] of silver.

Witnesses, William de la Ford, William de Hurburneford, Richard de Coteleford, William Uppadone, Walter de Ludaton.

Seal fragment. Holes in deed.

Endorsed XXVIII

 

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1279

Simon de la Bere owns land in Downton, Wiltshire

(ref: DNF

 

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DEAN AND CHAPTER ARCHIVE Catalogue in Full 

Chartae Antiquae O

FILE - Grant - ref. CCA-DCc-ChAnt/O/29  - date: nd [late 13th century] (? c1280)

1 document

Parchment, 1m, seal, 1 small hole, small rust stain

Contents

From: John son of Reginald atte Rye To: Nicholas, son of Nicholas de Quercu 1 acre of land lying in a field called 'Burghlynche' [in or near Odiham], between the land of Martin Dudeman on 2 sides and between the hedge ('haya') of 'Twygauele' and the land of Stephen de Fraxino and the land of Martin Dudeman. For an annual payment of 1 red rose, payable as specified. For this Nicholas has paid 30s. No date. [Date: handwriting.] Witnesses: Robert Bulluc; John de Fraxino; Roger le Parker; Nicholas atte Bere; William de la Treuwe; Robert de la Treuwe; John atte Hale Endorsed 'Hodyham Carta Bortelyng' and 'Stergrave' in early 15th cent hands.

NB see also FILE - Grant - ref. CCA-DCc-ChAnt/O/28 c1250

Odiham in Hampshire

 

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Daly (Southwick and Norman Court Estates) Catalogue in Full 

 Creator(s):  

White family of Southwick, Hampshire

Norton family of Hampshire

Thistlethwayte family of Southwick Park, Hampshire

SOUTHWICK PRIORY

ENDOWMENT

MISCELLANEOUS CHARTERS

FILE - Bere Forest: Gift in fee simple from Peter de la Bere to Richard Gervays of one purpresture lying between lands of Walter de Merdeshulle and forest called La Bere, which Richard holds for 10 years; paying rent of ½ 1b cummin. Consideration of 100s. silver. - ref. 5M50/36  - date: nd [1283-1285]

Contents

Witnesses include Sir Simon de Wyntonia, sheriff, (1283-5). Fragment of seal in green wax - detached. Written in similar hand to parts of Cartulary, Vol. I.

 

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13th Century

Peter de la Bere, in the thirteenth century, held his land in La Bere, Hampshire, under Porchester Castle, but, for some reason or other, it was seized by the King, and given to Roger Le Conner and his son.

See Battle Abbey Roll below

 

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mid 13th century

Henry III (1216 – 1272) granted to John de la Bere—perhaps Peter's son—certain privileges and exemptions at Ibbesley, in the New Forest

See Battle Abbey Roll below

 

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Arundell of Lanherne and Trerice Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Arundell family of Lanherne and Trerice, Cornwall

TITLE DEEDS

Title Deeds for non-Arundell property

Cornwall

FILE - [no title] - ref. AR/1/951  - date: 1284, Thursday 4th May

Contents

(Morrow of Invention of the Cross, 12 Edw I); at Lancenton

Quitclaim [copy?]

Roland de Salcea, son and heir of Trustan [sic, for Turstan] de Treiagu = (1)

Stephen le Bere, burgess of Bodmine = (2)

(1) to (2) and his heirs for ever, all right in 2 acres of land in Trerofal, with all appurtenances in dry and wet, in meadows, feedings, ways, paths, mills, tin-works (stangminibus), dovecote(s), etc., and in the homages, services, reliefs and escheats of Alfred de Trerofal and Henry 'eiusdem' for 1 acre of land in the same vill. For this quitclaim (2) has paid (1) 5 marks.

Sir Salomon de Rovcestr', Sir Richard de Boylond, Sir Robert Fuke, William de Breybuf, king's justices itinerant in Cornwall, Sir George Oliver, Monasticon Dioecesis Exoniensis de Arundel, Sir John de Treiagu, Sir Laurence de Dinishelle, Sir Richard de Podiford, knights, Ralph de Penwore, Thomas de Bargoython [sic], Walter de la Byri, Roger Martin, John le Bere.

Seal of (1) (S. Rolandi de Salcea).

Trerofal [probably Treravel in St Ervan rather than in Padstow, or Traffall in Newlyn E.]

Bargoython [error for Bargoythou, in St Stephen in Branel]

NB  Could Walter de la Byri be Walter de la Bere?

 

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unknown date

At Treravall, in the parish of St. Ervan, Cornwall, lived George Bere, the representative of a very ancient family

See Battle Abbey Rolls below

 

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1285

Simon de la Bere of Oxfordshire has Coat of Arms

(ref: TAFOW p27

 

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Division within C  Records of the Chancery as central secretariat

C 133  Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Edward I

C 133/47/5  Detailed descriptions at item level. Items are dated by the date of the writ, but some inquests were held in succeeding regnal years. This is reflected in the range of covering dates given to the file.

Record Summary

Scope and content Adam de la Bere: Hampshire

Covering dates 15 Edw I (1286 -1287)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

NB Adam de la Bere was the son of John atte Bere or Abarowe. the owner also of Malshanger. (fn. 11) This Adam had in 1271 obtained confirmation of a grant made to him and his clerk William Rus by Peter de Linwood (fn. 12) of all the lands belonging to Peter and to John de Newtown in Linwood (q.v.), (fn. 13) with quittance of the lawing of dogs and pannage, and with herbage for their swine and beasts in the New Forest. (fn. 14) A further inspeximus and confirmation given in 1440 (fn. 15) of obviously the same land and liberties substitutes Ibsley for Linwood. This is undoubtedly right, and thus the first grant also refers to Ibsley.

See 1316 record.

 

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EARLY TITLE DEEDS

BUCKFAST

South Brent

Beare

FILE - [no title] - ref. 123M/TB12  - date: [2 February 1291]

Contents

Purification of Mary 19 Edward

Conditional grant in tail with warranty, indented

Peter Abbot of Buffestr' and convent to Robert Faber of Hurb'neford [Hurburneford].

Land which Richard le Hunta held in La Beare in manor of Brente except 3 acres taken in hand by the convent in place of which they have conceded to Robert 3 other acres of land in same town, to hold to him and legitimate heirs of his body by hereditary right for ever.

Rent 4s. 6d., 3 boon works at Poltura at Pallyngeston i.e. 1 ploughing and 2 reapings, suit of court as done by free men of manor, suit of mill paying toll due, relief 12s. 6d., 6s. in name of best beast of dead man.

Convent has right of reentry if land alienated out of tail, with reversion to convent on failure of heirs.

Robert to have pasture in moor and waste throughout the year according to his agistment, as many beasts in summer as he can support in winter, hay, turves and "carbonem" see 123M/TB6. for his needs.

Consideration 6 marks of silver.

Witnesses, William de Kyllibir, William de Boyvile, William de Hurb'neford, William ?Heriton, William de Oulecu'be.

Seal tag.

Endorsed First deed of Beere and XVII.

 

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C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/22/189

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: William de Bere [of Somerset]

Creditor: Peter de Foutras, and John Borriot, merchants de Brugerac [Gascony] [Alien merchants in Bristol].

Amount: £16.

Before whom: Peter de la Mare, Constable of Bristol Castle; Richard de Calne, Clerk.

When taken: 28/07/1291

First term: 29/09/1291

Last term: 29/03/1293

Writ to: Sheriff of Somerset

Sent by: Simon de Bourton, Mayor of Bristol; Richard de Calne, Clerk.

Endorsement: Somers'.

Covering dates 1293

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Open on Transfer 

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E  Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations

Division within E  Records of the Court of Augmentations and the Augmentation Office

E 326  Exchequer: Augmentation Office: Ancient Deeds, Series B

Record Summary

Scope and content Parties: William de Bere, son and heir of Peter de Bere & Peter Vallet, chaplain, and Robert de Bytescumbe; Place or Subject: Cannington (Canyngton). County: [Som]

Covering dates 20 Edw I ( 1292)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

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(? c1293 due to Walter reference)

E  Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations

Division within E  Records of the Court of Augmentations and the Augmentation Office

E 326  Exchequer: Augmentation Office: Ancient Deeds, Series B

Record Summary

Scope and content Grant in frank almoin by Robertson of William de Bere, to the nuns of St. Michael, Stanford, of part of a croft called 'Grescroft' and other crofts and land in Toftessike in the vill of Cottismor. Witnesses:- William, parson of Holy Trinity church, Stanford, William de Sumercotes, John Bottay, and others (named). Rutland

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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(? c1293 due to Walter reference)

Context : quick reference  

E  Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations

Division within E  Records of the Court of Augmentations and the Augmentation Office

E 326  Exchequer: Augmentation Office: Ancient Deeds, Series B

Record Summary

Scope and content Grant by Walter a le Barre of Overton, to the nuns of St. Michael, Stanford, of a toft in the vill of Cottismor. Witnesses:- Walter, dean of Roteland, Robert vicar of Cottismor, William de Bere,' and others (named). Rutland

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Note Seal

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

NB Could Ealter a le Barre be Walter de la Bere?

 

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C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/22/70  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Simon de la Bere, knight, of Herefords. [family held fees in Burlton, Credenhill, and Brinshop in Grimsworth Hundred]

Creditor: Walter de la Barre*, [citizen and merchant of Hereford] and Sibyl his wife.

Amount: 9m. 9s. 8d., for cloth delivered by the same {pro panno ab eisdem Tradito}.

Before whom: William Goodknave and John Lightfoot, Keepers of the King's Seal for Debt in Hereford.

First term: 20/05/1293

Last term: 20/05/1293

Writ to: Sheriff of Herefords

Sent by: William Goodknave and John Lightfoot, Keepers of the King's Seal for Debt in Hereford.

Covering dates 1293 Oct 14

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Open on Transfer 

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

NB Could Walter de la Barre be Walter de la Bere?

*member of the De la Barre or Barré family. See also Thomas 1357.

 

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E  Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations

Division within E  Records of the King's Remembrancer

D E 210/ 8502 & 6934  Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Ancient Deeds, Series D

Record Summary

Scope and content John de la Bere son of Peter de la Bere to Peter Sprot: Quitclaim of two acres of meadow in his manor of 'la Bere' in Southwick: ?

Covering dates 22 Edw. I (1294)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

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1294

Isabella de la Bere born, daughter of John de la Bere of St Ervan, Cornwall

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hwbradley/findex6.htm#BERE

 

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E  Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations

Division within E  Records of the King's Remembrancer

D E 210/ 8502 & 6934  Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Ancient Deeds, Series D

Record Summary

Scope and content John son of Peter de la Bere to Peter Sprot, his kinsman: Grant of land in his manor of Bere in Southwick. (Hants)

Covering dates 22 Edw.I (1294)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

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Willoughby Parish Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Church of England, Willoughby Parish, Warwickshire

Access Condition(s):

Some records should be viewed on microfilm

Charity - Title Deeds

FILE - [no title] - ref. N3/560  - date: Coventry, Friday after the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Mary, 23 Edward [I] [4 February 1295]

Seal: vesica; brown wax; on tag.

Contents

Gift, with warranty, for 10 marks, by Helen, daughter of William Bretun, to William Reymund, Emma his wife, and the heirs of William Reymund, of all the land which she inherited in Chepyg' Derset [Burton Dassett], with all its appurtenances, within the vill and without, in lands, tenements and rents and all appurtenant profits and escheats. To be held by doing to the chief lords the services customarily due from a tenement in the same vill, for all services, exactions and demands.

[Witnesses] ("Hiis"): William de Duston', Richard de Aspes, William de Flounuyll', William de Russale, William de Lunderys, William de Arderne, Robert Saumsum, Richard Goremund', William de la Bere, William Bele, and others.

Endorsement: Dercet Eleyne Bretoun

 

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Willoughby Parish Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Church of England, Willoughby Parish, Warwickshire

Access Condition(s):

Some records should be viewed on microfilm

Charity - Title Deeds

FILE - [no title] - ref. N3/562  - date: Warwick, Tuesday the eve of SS. Peter and Paul, 23 Edward [I] [28 June 1295]

Seal: (? vesica); fragment; natural wax; on tag.

Contents

Quitclaim by Helen, daughter of the late William le Breton', to William Remond, Emma his wife and the heirs or assigns of William, of the lands, tenements, rents and all escheats belonging to her in the vill of Cheppyg Dercet Northende [Burton Dassett, Northend], and elsewhere ("et extra").

Witnesses: Simon de Knythecote, William de la Bere, Walter de Paunton, William Bele, Hamo Notehale, John le Marescl', William de Loundres, John de Paunton, and others.

Endorsement: Dercet Elena Bretoun.

 

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C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/32/296  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Hugh Balhorn of Upham [Bishop's Waltham Hundred, Hants]

Creditor: Robert de la Bere.

Amount: 5½m.

Before whom: Adam de Northampton; John de Ann, Clerk; at Winchester.

First term: 01/09/1297

Last term: 01/09/1297

Writ to: Sheriff of Hants

Sent by: Adam de Northampton; John de Ann, Clerk; at Winchester.

Covering dates 1297

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Open on Transfer 

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MISCELLANEOUS SOMERSET DEEDS, ETC Catalogue in Full 

Access Condition(s):

Open

FILE - NORTH CURRY HUNDRED documents - ref. DD\X\RY/1  - date: 1297

2 docts.

Contents

Edward I's writ to Gilbert de Bere to hold enquiry into the collection of Tenths in the Hundred, the collectors Hugh de la Hele and John Knappe being accused of misappropriating £54, 15. 10¾ for themselves, with Inquisition held as a result [see Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries 1895 for translation].- p. 352

 

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1297

Simon de la Bere Close Rolls owes money in Oxfordshire

ref: DNF

 

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Item details C 133/91/1    

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C 133  Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Edward I

C 133/91  Detailed descriptions at item level. Items are dated by the date of the writ, but some inquests were held in succeeding regnal years. This is reflected in the range of covering dates given to the file.

Record Summary

Scope and content Alan Plugenet, alias de Plogenet, de Plukenet, de Plugenet, de Plokenat, de Plokenet, de Plokeneth: Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Herefordshire

Covering dates 27 Edw I (1298 - 1299)

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Arundell of Lanherne and Trerice Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Arundell family of Lanherne and Trerice, Cornwall

 TITLE DEEDS

Somerset

Allowenshay Manor

FILE - [no title] - ref. AR/1/720  - date: 1299, 26th Dec

Contents

(St Stephen, 28 Edw [I]); at Wodetone

Feoffment and quitclaim

Robert de Wodetone, son and heir of Sir Robert de Wodetone knight = (1)

Sir Robert son of Pagan = (2)

Consideration: 10 marks silver to (1).

(1) to (2), 1 acre of arable land in the manor of Kyngtone [sic], lying in a ploughland (cultura) on the west side of the cemetery, between land of the Prior of the Hospital of St John, Well', and the way leading to La Cumbe; together with the advowson of the church of that manor; for (2) and his heirs to hold for ever of the chief lords of the fee. Rent 1 clove gillyflower at Michaelmas to the chief lords, for all service. Warranty.

Sir Matthew de Fornell', Sir Gilbert de Bere, Sir Hugh de Popham and Sir Edmund Euerard, knights, William de Lyt, Adam de Barewe, Walter Isaac.

Seal of (1) [white; armorial].

Wodetone [Wootton Fitzpaine, Dorset] Kyngtone [= Kingstone (by Allowenshay; because Fitzpaine), Somerset]

For Wootton, compare AR/1/549, etc.

 

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EARLY TITLE DEEDS

BRUTON

Charlton Adam

FILE - [no title] - ref. 123M/TB130  - date: n.d (c1299 due to witness?)

Contents

Grant with warranty

Hamund son of Hamund de Cherleton to Richard de Sutton and Sonehoute his wife.

6d. rent in Cherleton which Walerannus de Marisco owed for a virgate of land held of Hamund in Cherleton and 1d. rent which Henry Caryman of Kyngesdone owed for 5 acres of land held of Hamund in cherleton, with the homage and services of Walerannus and Henry and their heirs owed Hamund by reason of the rents and homage.

Witnesses, Sirs John de Aketon, Alan de Barton, William de Gyenelton (or Guevelton) knights, Robert le Norreys, William de Bere, William de Stanton, Thomas de Reygny, Walter Ysaak de Sutton, Phillip Boszard.

Seal on tag.

 

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EARLY TITLE DEEDS

BRUTON

Charlton Adam

FILE - [no title] - ref. 123M/TB131  - date: n.d (c1299 due to witness?)

Contents

Grant in frankalmoign with warranty

Richard de Sutton called Byssop to god and to St. Mary, the prior and canons of Briwton for souls of self, wife Sonehowte, son John and all his benefactors.

7d. rent in Cherleton of which Walerannus de Marisco pays 6d. and John Cariman 1d. from the tenements they hold of Richard in Cherleton with homage and escheats which happen by reason of the homage or rent.

The Canons are to receive Richard and John his son and to pray for the soul of Sonehowte.

Witnesses, Ralph Huse, John de Horsy, William le Border, Walter Ysaak, Thomas de Reygni, William de Bere, Roger de la Slo.

Seal with shield device, on tag.

 

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THE BERKELEY ESTATE

BERKELEY LANDS OUTSIDE THE HUNDRED

BURGHILL (HEREFS.)

HOLDINGS IN BURGHILL

FILE - [no title] - ref. BCM/A/2/53/7  - date: [late 13th cent.]

Contents

Roger de Burghulle, lord of Tillington, and Walter de Burghulle, his son. n.d.

Roger has granted to Walter, for his laudable service, the messuage which Henry de Burghulle, Roger's brother, formerly held in the vill of Burghulle, with the garden and croft and land in the fields called Poddynghullesfeld and Coppedethorne, and the land within the ditch called le Parkesdyche, and his land of Horneshulle; further his land in the field called Upfeld and in the field called Conynghullesfeld with le Stokkyng, and the land within the ditch called le Oldedych, and 16 a. in le Ruevorlong, and half of his wood called le Mynerspark, next to the wood of Henry de Burghulle, Roger's son, and 4 a. of meadow in Lugheye, half of his pasture of Conemars and Puldesturne and Lolukedene, and rents of 50.s.; for his life.

Witnesses: Richard de Hampton, Walter de Evereus, knights, Walter de Frene, Thomas le Wafre, Andrew de Chandos, Walter de Burghope, Richard de Bagyngdene, Robert de la Bere, Richard de Hoggeshawe.

[Please quote GC1268 at Berkeley Castle Muniments when requesting this file]

 

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THE BERKELEY ESTATE

BERKELEY LANDS OUTSIDE THE HUNDRED

BURGHILL (HEREFS.)

HOLDINGS IN BURGHILL

FILE - [no title] - ref. BCM/A/2/53/6  - date: [late 13th cent.]

Contents

Roger de Burchulle, lord of Tillington, and Walter his son. n.d.

Roger has quitclaimed to Walter 2 messuages in Hulle and 30 a. of land.

Witnesses: Robert de Bere, Simon de Crowenhulle, Henry Moris, William de Miners, John Germasyn, Richard Rostot, Roger Lucas, Simon de Ledelawe, clerk.

 

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DEAN AND CHAPTER ARCHIVE Catalogue in Full 

Chartae Antiquae I

FILE - Grant, in pure and perpetual alms - ref. CCA-DCc-ChAnt/I/93  - date: nd [late 13th century]

1 document

Parchment, 1m, seal, slightly dirty

Contents

From: Henry le Ber; Avice, wife of Henry le Ber To: the prior and convent of Canterbury Cathedral Priory 4 acres of meadow in the holding of Ickham, lying with the priory's meadow to east and south and the meadow of Roger Palmere and the heirs of Mgr Hugh de Clervaus to north and west. No date. [Date: handwriting and witnesses to other Ickham charters.] Witnesses: Simon of Lee [in Ickham]; Thomas de la Bile; Henry de la Gore; Robert le Chapman; Stephen of Seaton ('setene'); Ivo atte more; Hamo Blakeman; Laurence scinelard; Hamo Boneyre; John Godeholt; Silvester le harpur Endorsed with description and note of registration in late 13th cent hands.

 

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1300 - 1349  REFERENCES

 

 

Devon Record Office: DAYMAN OF ASHLEY COURT, TIVERTON Catalogue in Full 

FILE - Devon Record Office - ref. Z16/2/8/3  - date: (c.1300)

Contents

Morwenstow, Cornwall

Feoffment:

Thomas de Estkot, son of Philip

To

Thomas de la Dene, clerk, William his son, and their issue

Four acres of land English and a piece of land in the grantor's land of Estkot', of which ½ acre lies next to the bounds between Holleburgh' and Estkot', viz. to the east of La Bone and south of the land of Gilbert de Estkot', ¼ acre and 27 perches lie south of La Horyalake and south of La Brodepitte (?), and ½ acre and 17 perches lie east of La Horyalake, 30 perches lie east of La Bone between the lands of Nicholas de Estkot' and the lands of the heirs of William de Langaforlang', 1 acre and 6 perches lie east of La Redahylle, viz. east of the meadow of Gilbert de Estkot, one head of which extends to the Tamer, ½ acre lies between the park of the said Thomas de la Dene, clerk, and the Tamer, viz. between the lands of Nicholas de Estkot' and the land of the heirs of William de Langaforlang', and ½ acre and ¼ acre lie at La Horyalake in La Plasset at the foot of a certain ridge (ad candam cuiusdam ingeris) coming from La Redahylle. The said piece of land lies between La Colferlake and the land of Robert de la Dene, one head of which extends to La Onese and the other to the land of Loppedethorne

To be held of the grantor and his heirs rendering one grain if wheat per annum at Easter.

Seal

Witnesses: Edmund de Parco, Richard de Bere, Hugh de Stanbyrg, Hamelin de la Ford, clerk, Nicholas de Estkot 'and others'

NB see also 1310 record

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Devon Record Office: DAYMAN OF ASHLEY COURT, TIVERTON Catalogue in Full 

FILE - Devon Record Office - Z16/2/8/3 & Z16/2/8/2a-b) date: [c.1300]; 19th cent

Contents

Cornwall

Charter and 19th cent. transcript:

Of Robert de Maddekeslonde, clerk

To

Thomas de la Dene and Alice his wife and John de la Leye and Sarah his wife

All his land and tenement in la Hylle.

To hold to Thomas and Alice and their issue and to John and Sarah and their issue at a rent of 4s. payable to grantor during his life and after his death doing service due to the lord.

Witnesses: Edmund de Parco, Richard de Bere, Robert de Westkote, Robert le Bole, Robert Fakun and others

 

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Devon Record Office: DAYMAN OF ASHLEY COURT, TIVERTON Catalogue in Full 

FILE - Devon Record Office - ref. Z16/2/1/4  - date: [13th cent.] (c1300 due to similarity cf  ref Z16/2/8/2a-b)

Contents – Cornwall - Charter

Of Robert de Maddekeslonde, son of Martin

To

Thomas de La Dene and Alice his wife

His land of Bykedone and a rent of 9d. received from the heirs of Philip de Byked... for their tenement in Bykedon with half the reliefs wards and eseheats when they happen of the heirs of the said Philip for the whole of his tenement in Bykedon.

Witnesses: Richard de Bere, Hugh de Stanbury, John de Milton, Gilbert Hay, Roger de Maddekeslonde, John de Hedone, Roger de Cr...e and others.

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Arundell of Lanherne and Trerice Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Arundell family of Lanherne and Trerice, Cornwall

TITLE DEEDS

CORNWALL

Trembleath Manor

FILE - [no title] - ref. AR/1/82  - date: 1300, Sunday 8th May

Contents

(Sunday after St John ante Portam Latinam, 28 Edw [I]); at Tredreysec

Gift, for term until alternative is given

John de Arundell = (1)

Sir John de Umffraill', knight, and John his son = (2)-(3)

Gift in form of chirograph by (1) to (2)-(3) and (3)'s heirs, of the chief messuage and all his land of Tredreysec, with meadows, pastures, commons [?], homages, fealties, rents, services, and all other appurtenances in the hundred of Trigechyre; for (2)-(3) and (3)'s heirs to hold of (1) freely and hereditarily for ever, until (3) is enfeoffed by (1) through charter of warranty for term of his life in all the messuages, lands, tenements, woods, meadows, pastures, commons [?], homages, fealties, rents, services, liberties, etc., which Ralph de Arundell, brother of (1), holds in Mortestria Episcopi by rent of 1/2 d for all service, or until (3) is appointed to an ecclesiastical benefice worth £40 (ad beneficium ecclesiasticum de valore quadraginta librorum fuerit promotus). Rent 1 rose at the Nativity of St John Baptist yearly, if asked, for all services, suits of court, gelds (guld'), aids, tallage and other demands. Warranty.

David de La Beare, William de Seruynton, William de Walryngton and Robert de Knytteston from the county of Devon, and Benedict Reynward, John Reynward and Richard de Creu from the county of Cornwall.

Seal [armorial of (1) or (2)] (S. IOh...), showing 6 flowers or stars of 6 petals or points; deed stuck to 19th-century wrapper.

Tredreysec [= Tredrizzick, in St Minver] Trigechyre [= hundred of Trigg]

Mortestria Episcopi [= Morchard [Arundell], in Morchard Bishop parish, Devon]

J.P. Yeatman, The Early Genealogical History of the House of Arundell, plate 12.

On the wrapper is written "Trembleth" in a 20th-century hand.

 

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1300

William de Bere was knight of the shire for Somerset

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TITLE DEEDS

Somerset

Pitney Wern Manor

FILE - [no title] - ref. AR/1/764  - date: [later 13th or early 14th century?]

Before 1328 by which time Alan had died.

Contents

Lease for term of lives

Sir Alan de Plukenet = (1)

Alice who was wife of William Eustas, Thomas and Nicholas her sons, and Alice her daughter = (2)-(5)

Chirograph: (1) to (2)-(5), a tenement with 1 virgate of land and meadow adjacent, together with 1 mill-pool (gurges), in the manor of Puttenye & Wern'; all previously held by (2), and situated at the north end of the vill of Langport (in capite boreali village de Langport); for (2)-(5) to hold for term of their lives. Rent 20s 6d yearly, at Easter and Michaelmas, for all service, etc., except for suit of court twice yearly at (1)'s court of Puttenye, at 'La Hockeday' and Michaelmas. Warranty. After deaths of (2)-(5) it shall revert to (1) and his heirs.

Sir Andrew Wake, knight, Sir Hugh, chaplain of Langport, William de Bere, Robert de Burcy, William de Fifhide, clerk, Geoffrey de La Slo, John Turberuile.

Found with 3 19th-century wrappers, 2 describing this deed, and 1 describing the Pitney Werne series generally.

Puttenye & Wern [Pitney Wern, Somerset]

Langport [Somerset]

Fifhide [probably Fifehead Magdalen, Neville or St Quintin, Dorset, rather than Fifield in Oxfordshire or Wiltshire]

 

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C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Chancery as a legal registry and repository

C 47  Chancery Miscellanea

Subseries within C 47  BUNDLE 22: SCOTLAND

C 47/22/3/120  

Record Summary

Scope and content [Request of Alayn de Ploknet to Sir Adam de Osgotby for protections and respites of debts for John le Rous, Richard de Grunestede and John de la Bere who are with him in Scotland]

Covering dates [1301]

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Former reference (Department) Chanc Misc Portfolio 41/111

Note transferred to C 81/1716 see Bain, ii, 1278

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C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/46/265  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: John de Sutton, of London [goldsmith] of Kent and Surrey.

Creditor: John atte Bere.

Amount: £4.

Before whom: John le Blund, Mayor of London; Henry de Leicester, Clerk.

First term: 01/11/1304

Last term: 01/11/1304

Writ to: Sheriff of Kent, and Surrey

Sent by: John le Blund, Mayor of London; Henry de Leicester, Clerk.

Covering dates 1304

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

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Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/61/174  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: John de Sutton, of London.

Creditor: John atte Bere.

Amount: £4.

Before whom: John le Blund, Mayor of London; Henry de Leicester, Clerk.

First term: 01/11/1304

Last term: 01/11/1304

Writ to: Sheriff of Kent

Sent by: Richard Poterel, of London; John le Blund, Clerk.

Endorsement: Kent.

Covering dates 1304

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1304

Robert de la Bere debtor, Lord of ? Burton in Radnor [Burghetone?] Herefordshire

ref: Chancery C 241/56/185

 

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FROM THE NORMAN CONQUEST TO THE BLACK DEATH

THE APPENDICES

David A. Hinton Published 2001 by Anton Prowse

Appendix 7 Some recorded personal names, c. 1280 – c. 1342

 

William de Beres a juror at the Isle of Purbeck in 1304

 

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FROM THE NORMAN CONQUEST TO THE BLACK DEATH

THE APPENDICES

David A. Hinton Published 2001 by Anton Prowse

Appendix 7 Some recorded personal names, c. 1280 – c. 1342

 

Henry de la Bere a juror at the Isle of Purbeck in 1307

 

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Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/89/38  Addressed to Salmon. (dated)

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Henry de la Launde, of Nottingham, Henry de Ashbourne, of Nottingham, Gilbert de Grimstone, of Nottingham [Notts]

Creditor: Matthew de Legby, chaplain [of Notts]

Amount: 6m.

Before whom: John le Bere, Mayor of Nottingham; John, son of Lawrence Ingram, Clerk.

When taken: 22/04/1305

First term: 26/03/1307

Last term: 26/03/1307

Writ to: Sheriff of Notts

Sent by: Robert Ingram, Mayor of Nottingham; William Bicke, Clerk.

Endorsement: Notinghm. Coram Banco.

Covering dates 1322 Sep 26

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1308

Valentine de Bere, of Bere, Dover, Kent was King's Bailiff of Dover

See Battle Abbey Roll below

 

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Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/56  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Robert Aleyn, of Leake {Lek} [Notts], and William his brother.

Creditor: John Ingram, recently [clerk] of Nottingham.

Amount: 1 sack of 8 stones and 8lbs of wool, worth 40s.

Before whom: John le Bere, Mayor of Nottingham; John, the son of Lawrence Ingram, Clerk.

First term: 13/06/1305

Last term: 13/06/1305

Writ to: Sheriff of Notts

Sent by: John Kytte, Mayor of Nottingham; William Bycke, Clerk.

Endorsement: Notingh'.

Covering dates 1308 Jan 20

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Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/57/8  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Thomas de la Chapel {Chapele} of Darnall {Darnale} [Strafforth Wapentake, W.R.Yorks]

Creditor: Peter de Blyth {Blyda} [Notts].

Amount: 12m.

Before whom: John le Bere, Mayor of Nottingham; John, son of Lawrence Ingram, Clerk.

First term: 24/06/1305

Last term: 24/06/1305

Writ to: Sheriff of Yorks

Sent by: John Kytte, Mayor of Nottingham; William Bycke, Clerk.

Endorsement: Ebor'.

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Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/56  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Nicholas, son of Nicholas de Burton [of Notts]

Creditor: John le Bere [merchant of Nottingham]

Amount: £200.

Before whom: John le Bere, Mayor of Nottingham; John, son of Lawrence Ingram, Clerk.

First term: 13/06/1305

Last term: 13/06/1305

Writ to: Sheriff of Notts

Sent by: John Kytte, Mayor of Nottingham; William Bycke, Clerk.

Endorsement: Nottingh'.

Covering dates 1308 Mar 12

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Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/58  Addressed to Langton. (dated)

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Thomas, son of Henry del Meadow {Medue}, staying in Cowdale [Derbys], Robert, son of Henry de Stendale, and William de Wolslowe

Creditor: Gilbert de Casterton [wool-merchant] of Grantham [Winnibriggs Wapentake, Lincs].

Amount: 3 sacks and 6 stones of wool @ £7 a sack.

Before whom: John le Bere, Mayor of Nottingham; John, son of Lawrence Ingram, Clerk.

First term: 24/06/1307

Last term: 24/06/1307

Writ to: Sheriff of Derbys

Sent by: John Kytte, Mayor of Nottingham; William Bycke, Clerk.

Endorsement: Derb'.

Covering dates 1308 Jan 18

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Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/55  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: John le Bere, of Nottingham [Notts]

Creditor: John le Cupper [merchant], of Nottingham [Notts].

Amount: £5.

Before whom: Michael the Goldsmith, Mayor of Nottingham; Master John de Rempstone.

First term: 25/12/1297

Writ to: Sheriff of Notts

Sent by: John Kytte, Mayor of Nottingham; William Bycke, Clerk.

Covering dates 1308 Jan 18

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Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/57  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Robert de Kilvington {Kynalton} [of Leics].

Creditor: The Prior and Convent of Chacombe {Chaucu'be} [Northants] for certain lands sold to him, for which 60s. is outstanding.

Amount: £10.

Before whom: John le Bere, Mayor of Nottingham; John, son of Lawrence Ingram, Clerk.

First term: 25/03/1306

Writ to: Sheriff of Leics

Sent by: John Kytte, Mayor of Nottingham; William Bycke, Clerk.

Endorsement: .....

Covering dates 1308 Mar 28

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Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/56  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Richard Daniel of Tideswell {Tiddeswell} [High Peak Wapentake, Derbys].

Creditor: Ralph Coterel [of Taddington, Derbys]

Amount: 50m.

Before whom: John le Bere, Mayor of Nottingham; John, son of Lawrence Ingram, Clerk.

First term: 29/09/1306

Last term: 29/09/1306

Writ to: Sheriff of Derbys

Sent by: John Kytte, Mayor of Nottingham; William Bycke, Clerk.

Endorsement: Derb'.

Covering dates 1308 Feb 4

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Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/56  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: William de Carwell {Carewell} [of Derbys.].

Creditor: Gilbert de Casterton [wool-merchant] of Grantham [Winnibriggs Wapentake, Lincs.].

Amount: 1 sack of wool, good and salable, worth 9m.

Before whom: John le Bere, Mayor of Nottingham; John, the son of Lawrence Ingram, Clerk.

First term: 08/07/1306

Last term: 08/07/1306

Writ to: Sheriff of Derbys

Sent by: John Kytte, Mayor of Nottingham; William Bycke, Clerk.

Endorsement: Derb'.

Covering dates 1308 Mar 29

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Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/54  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Richard ?Paxell, of... Notts.

Amount: £11 15s.

Before whom: John le Bere, Mayor of Nottingham; John, the son of Lawrence Ingram, Clerk.

Sent by: Fragment only from Nottingham.

Covering dates temp Edw I (1308?)

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EARLY TITLE DEEDS

BONVILLE

Membury

FILE - [no title] - ref. 123M/TB274  - date: 1308

Torn, parts missing

Contents

(Dated as 123M/TB273 where legible)

Quitclaim with warranty

Andrew de Shyrbourne to --- de Birtone and Cecilia his wife and their heirs and assigns.

Property as in 123M/TB273 in the manor of West-membury, to hold as in 123M/TB273.

Consideration ---- 3 marks of silver.

Witnesses, ---- Robert de Uppehegh, Alexander atte Bere, William de Swyneffild, Simon de yrty, William le Gere ---, --- Bere.

Slit for seal tag.

Endorsed 9.

 

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EARLY TITLE DEEDS

BONVILLE

Membury

FILE - [no title] - ref. 123M/TB273  - date: 1308

Contents

Axemynstr', Sunday after Annunciation 1308

Quitclaim with warranty

Andrew de Schyreborne to John de Byrton.

Land at la more in the manor of Westmenbury which John had of Andrew at farm for 7 years, to hold by hereditary right for ever in fee.

Consideration 33 marks.

Witnesses, William le Gerenter, Alexander de la Bere, William de Sueneffeld, Simon de yerty, Master Adam de la Ber.

Seal tag.

Endorsed 9.

 

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BONVILLE

Axminster

Houscessitte, 1306 - 1396

 FILE - [no title] - ref. 123M/TB202  - date: [29 July 1308]

Contents

Axeministre, Monday after St James the apostle 2 Edward son of Edward

Grant with warranty, indented Robert de Uppehegh to Henry Broun and wife Agnes.

Tenement and land which Sara (spelt Sarra) de Hontehegh held of Robert in the town of A[x]eministre of the fee of Hacco'be.

Rent to Robert and Cecilia his wife and Robert's heirs and assigns 4s., towngavel ("to 'gavel") 8d., suit at Robert's court as other tenants with heriots when they occur, "Guldis" and usual services saving the office of reeve, after death of Henry and Agnes they shall give for each entry of the tenement 20s.

Consideration 106s. 8d.

Witnesses, Richard de ?Ralehegh, Alexander de la Bere, Simon de Yerty, William de Swene-ffelde, William Tudde, William de ?Gerne-e and --- Wrange.

Seal tag.

Endorsed 20.

 

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Axminster

Miscellaneous

FILE - [no title] - ref. 123M/TB163  - date: [13th cent.] ?c1308 due to witnesses)

Contents

?Draft grant with warranty

Robert de Uppehey to William le Crocker of Axemynystr' and Alice his wife.

½ messuage in the town of Axem'str' in the fee of Hakcomb which Luke Boye once held as a whole, to hold by hereditary right for ever, with ½ lands pertaining.

Rent 3s. of silver for all secular service saving Royal service, common "Gildis" and "Tungavil".

Witnesses, Sir Hugh de Rogoch, Ralph de Donne, Alexander de la Ber', Robert Tudde, Huge de Ovyle (or Onyle), William Capeye.

 

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BONVILLE

Axminster

Miscellaneous

FILE - [no title] - ref. 123M/TB164  - date: [13th cent.] ( ?c1308 due to witnesses)

Contents

Grant with warranty

Robert de Uppeheghe to William le Gerenter and Isabella his wife, Robert their son and the heirs of Robert.

Croft which Ralph de Milbrok' once held lying lengthways between the King's highway from Axeminstre to Wycrofte and the meadow which Richard Draghe once held and in width between the holding of John Speare and the croft called la Rie Croftt', to hold by hereditary right for ever.

Rent 12d. payable at 4 terms to Robert de Uppeheghe, 2d. for "Tonngavel" for all service saving Royal service, and saving suit to Robert de Uppeheghe's court twice annually i.e. at Hock Day [2nd Tuesday after Easter] and Michaelmas.

Witnesses, Hugh de Raleghe knight, Alexander de la Bere, William de ?Yerte, William de Swenesfeld, Robert Tudde, William Russel, John de Wycroft'.

Fragment of seal tag.

Endorsed 18.

 

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Unsure date

Englesia, daughter of Alexander de la Bere, carried Beer Hall, Axminster, Devon to the Okestons. It had descended over several generations from Walter de la Bere

See Battle Abbey Rolls below

 

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Deeds of Thomas Eggar & Sons, and Biddle & Co Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s):  

Thomas Eggar and Sons, solicitors

Biddle and Co, solicitors

Access Condition(s):

Records are open for consultation unless otherwise indicated

Thomas Eggar & Sons, Solicitors: deeds of Charlwood (Surrey), Henfield, Cowfold, Shermanbury etc

Charlwood, Surrey

FILE - Grant - ref. SAS-EG/3  - date: 1308

Contents

By Walter Oluyngs to Adam Stroke of 4 acres of land with two gardens in Chelewod; of which 3 acres of land with a garden adjoining called Godardishagh lay in length between land of Sir John de la Puyle on the W. and land of John de Slogtherwyk on the E. and one acre with a garden adjoining lay between the garden of the said Walter, E. and land of Sir John de la Puyle, W. To hold of the chief lords of the fee &c. Warranty clause. Adam gave 40s. in hand

Witnesses:- William de Wyggeperye, John de Wakehurst, John de Cherlewod, Walter de la Hoke, John Edolf, Walter Wyggepole, John de Bere. Dated at Cherlewod. Sunday in the Feast of St. Thomas, 8 Edw. II. White seal after this

 

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C 241/82  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Henry, the son of John de Bere of Kent.

Creditor: Richard de Bere.

Amount: £20

Before whom: John de Ducklington, Mayor of Oxford; Thomas de Pyrie, Clerk.

When taken: 08/02/1309

First term: 13/04/1309

Last term: 13/04/1309

Writ to: Sheriff of Kent

Sent by: John de Ducklington, Mayor of Oxford; Thomas de la Haye, Clerk.

Endorsement: Kanc' coram R'.

Covering dates 1317 Jun 8

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C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/83  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: John, the son of Godard Fouche of Nottingham, merchant [of Notts]

Creditor: Richard, the son of Peter de Morewood, of Nottingham, merchant [of Notts]

Amount: 40s.

Before whom: Peter de Morewood, Mayor of Nottingham; William Bicke, Clerk, in the presence of John le Bere, John Brian, John de Moreton, and Walter de Lincoln.

First term: 03/05/1309

Writ to: Sheriff of Notts

Sent by: William de Mexborough, Mayor of Nottingham; William Bicke, Clerk.

Endorsement: Notingh'.

Covering dates 1317 Jul 22

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Devon Record Office: DAYMAN OF ASHLEY COURT, TIVERTON Catalogue in Full 

FILE - Devon Record Office - ref. Z16/2/8/8a-b  - date: 5 March 1310 3 Edward III; 20th cent

Contents

Morwenstow, Cornwall

Feoffment in fee tail:

Thomas de la Dene senior

To

Thomas de la Dene, clerk, his brother

A piece of land in the grantor's land of la Dene lying to the south of the park of the feoffee by la Wichiahamme as the bounds are there, of which the feoffee has seisin, with a right of way

To Thomas and his issue

To be held to the grantor and his heirs

Rent: one grain of pepper

Consideration: 13s 4d

Seal Fragment

At la Dene

Witnesses: John de Pyn, Edmund de Parco, Hugh de Stambir', Richard de Bere, Robert de Westkote, 'and others'

Modern transcript enclosed

 

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C 241/76  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Simon Bere, of Witney, of Oxon.

Creditor: John Stallak, of Witney [merchant]

Amount: 6 sacks of wool, worth £9 a sack.

Before whom: Thomas Romain, Mayor of London; John le Blound.

When taken: 13/05/1310

First term: 29/09/1310

Last term: 29/09/1312

Writ to: Sheriff of Oxon

Sent by: John de Gisors, Mayor of London; John le Blund.

Endorsement: Oxon' coram Rege.

Covering dates 1312

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1311 & 1313

Gilbert de la Bere was knight of the shire for Somerset

See Battle Abbey Roll below

 

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C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/76/97  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Simon le Bere, of Witney, and Robert de Dene, of Witney of Oxon.

Creditor: Sir John de Haudlo [held Hook Norton and Chadlington in Chadlington Hundred, Beckley, Piddington, Horton and Studley in Bullingdon Hundred, Oxon, and in Kent, Norfolk and Salop]

Amount: £80.

Before whom: Philip de Worminghall, Mayor of Oxford; Thomas de la Haye, Clerk.

When taken: 31/03/1311

First term: 29/09/1311

Last term: 29/09/1311

Writ to: Sheriff of Oxon

Sent by: William de Bicester, Mayor of Oxford; Thomas de la Haye, Clerk.

Endorsement: Berk' coram Rege.

Covering dates 1312 Oct 9

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NB also C 241/101/151

 

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Deeds of Thomas Eggar & Sons, and Biddle & Co Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Thomas Eggar and Sons, solicitors

Biddle and Co, solicitors

Access Condition(s):

Records are open for consultation unless otherwise indicated

Thomas Eggar & Sons, Solicitors: deeds of Charlwood (Surrey), Henfield, Cowfold, Shermanbury etc

Charlwood, Surrey

FILE - Grant - ref. SAS-EG/4  - date: 1312

Contents

By Alexander le Thurnour to Walter De Wyggepole and Alice his wife of a croft of land in Cherlewod lying in length between land of the said Walter, E. and the meadow of Walter le Wyche called Fletemede, W., and in width between land of the said Walter de Wyggepole, S. and the messuage of Walter Bald, N. To hold of the chief lords &c. Warranty. Consideration 40s

Witnesses:- Wm. de Nywedegate, Walter de la Hoke, Walter Edolf, Richard de Slogtherwyke, John de la Bere, John Randolf, William Smith (fabre). Dated at Cherlewod. Sunday in the feast of Palm Branches, 5 Edw. II. Tag for seal

 

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1314

Richard de la Bere a Conservator of the Peace in Oxfordshire

See battle Abbey Roll below

 

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FROM THE NORMAN CONQUEST TO THE BLACK DEATH

THE APPENDICES

David A. Hinton Published 2001 by Anton Prowse

Appendix 1.2 Steeple:

 

...and Henry de la Hyde sold a messuage and a carucate to

Henry and Agatha de la Bere for £40 in 1315, but Mills

suggested that this unit was the Hyde in Langton Matravers

(1977, 38).

NB Steeple in the Isle of Purbeck

 

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1316

Robert de Bere was Lord of Stratford, Herefordshire

See battle Abbey Rolls below

 

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Richard de la Bere a Commissioner of Array (in Oxfordshire?)

See Battle Abbey Rolls below

 

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E 326  Exchequer: Augmentation Office: Ancient Deeds, Series B

Record Summary

Scope and content Parties: William de Estok and Alice his wife & Richard de la Bere, lord of Thornton in Manhull, and Clarice his wife; Place or Subject: Thornton in Marnhull (Marnhulle), Spettisbury (Speghteburi). County: [Dors]

Covering dates 9 Edw II (1316)

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1316

Richard de la Bere was Lord of Todbere and Thornton, Dorset; Greenhurst and Eye, Bedfordshire; and Islip, Fawcote, Morcote, and Oke, Oxfordshire

 

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1316

Richard de la Bere MP Oxfordshire

ref: TAFOW p25 / DNF

 

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Ref: A History of the County of Hampshire Vol 4 (1911) pages 579-580 found on British History Online : Ibsley

 

In 1166 Richard de 'Avene et Tibesleia' was holding two knights' fees of John de Port. (fn. 5) These fees were apparently divided among co-heirs, and at the beginning of the 13th century Hugh de Godshill and Giles de Hattingley were returned as holding the third part of a fee in Ibsley of Robert de St. John. (fn. 6) The other third was probably included in the three-quarters of a knight's fee in Avon which Alexander Huscarle then held of Robert de St. John, (fn. 7) since in 1280 the heir of Roger Huscarle (fn. 8) was holding one fee and the eighth part of a fee in Ibsley and Avon of John de St. John. (fn. 9) The third that had belonged to Giles de Hattingley passed by 1280 to Henry de Hach, (fn. 10) while that of Hugh de Godshill was held by Adam son of John atte Bere, or Abarowe, the owner also of Malshanger. (fn. 11) This Adam had in 1271 obtained confirmation of a grant made to him and his clerk William Rus by Peter de Linwood (fn. 12) of all the lands belonging to Peter and to John de Newtown in Linwood (q.v.), (fn. 13) with quittance of the lawing of dogs and pannage, and with herbage for their swine and beasts in the New Forest. (fn. 14) A further inspeximus and confirmation given in 1440 (fn. 15) of obviously the same land and liberties substitutes Ibsley for Linwood. This is undoubtedly right, and thus the first grant also refers to Ibsley.

In 1316 the vill of Ibsley was divided among John atte Bere, who had succeeded his father Adam in 1287, Roger de Melbury, possibly a descendant of Roger Huscarle, and John de Nuthaven, probably representing Henry de Hach. The third holding had before 1346 passed to John atte Bere and William de Melbury, (fn. 16) so that the fee was henceforward held in two moieties. John atte Bere died in 1360, leaving as heir his son Thomas, who died childless in 1362. (fn. 17) His heirs were his great-nieces Maud daughter of John Punchardon, son and heir of his sister Sybil, and Joan and Christine daughters of John Ernys, son and heir of his sister Katherine. (fn. 18)

NB Ibsley is in Hampshire north of Ringwood. The Inquisition & post mortem of Adam de la Bere of Hampshire is listed in 1286/1287.

It would seem that this line died out, so that this John atte Bere was probably not the 1340 Wargrave man?

Malshanger is in the parish of Church Oakley, Chuteley.

 

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C 241/82  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: William Cubbock of Derby, the Younger, merchant.

Creditor: Richard de Warwick of Nottingham, merchant.

Amount: £4 8s.

Before whom: Robert Ingram, Mayor of Nottingham; William Bicke, Clerk, in the presence of Walter de Lincoln, Peter de Morewood, John Briant, and John le Bere.

First term: 25/12/1316

Last term: 25/12/1316

Writ to: Sheriff of Derbys

Sent by: William de Mexborough, Mayor of Nottingham; William Bicke, Clerk.

Endorsement: Derb'.

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E 42  Exchequer: Treasury of Receipt: Ancient Deeds, Series AS

Record Summary

Scope and content John atte Folde, fishmonger of London to Stephen de Preston, citizen of London: Quitclaim of a rent from a messuage late of John de la Bare in the parish of St. Mary, Rotherhithe: [London]

Covering dates 10 Edw II (1316-1317)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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1317

Richard de Bere collects taxes in Shiplake

(ref: TAFOW p25 / DNF

 

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Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/85  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: John de Chaddesden, of Derby, and William his son, merchants.

Creditor: Richard de Liverpool, merchant.

Amount: £23 5s.

Before whom: Lawrence le Spicer, Mayor of Nottingham; William Bicke, Clerk, in the presence of Peter de Morewood, John Brian, John le Bere, and William Edynnon.

First term: 03/04/1317

Last term: 03/04/1317

Writ to: Sheriff of Derbys

Sent by: Lawrence le Spicer, Mayor of Nottingham; William Bicke, Clerk.

Endorsement: Derb': coram Rege.

Covering dates 1317 Apr 26

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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"York, December 5th, 1318 - Commission of oyer and terminer to William de Hardene and John  Inge, by oath of good men of the county of Wiltshire, on complaint by Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, that Geoffrey atte Beche, John Pippard, Peter de Waltham, John Lammar, Adam de Waltham, Adam the Younge, Robert le Yem, John de Yevendon, Richard de la Chaumber, William Turry, Richard atte Hegge of Waltham, John le Bercher of Hurley, Robert de Lullebrok and John de la Bere of Wargrave, with others, broke his park at Ashridge, cut his corn growing there, and consumed and trampled it down."

 

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Item details C 241/100/139    

Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/100  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Godfrey atte Bere of ....

Creditor: John....

Amount: £....

Before whom: ........ Mayor of Oxford; Adam de Brome, Clerk.

Writ to: Sheriff of ....

Sent by: ......, Mayor of Oxford; ......... Clerk.

Endorsement: ....

This mere fragment is not numbered

Covering dates temp Edw II (1317)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Note .

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Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/100/139  

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Godfrey atte Bere of ....

Creditor: John....

Amount: £....

Before whom: ........ Mayor of Oxford; Adam de Brome, Clerk.

Writ to: Sheriff of ....

Sent by: ......, Mayor of Oxford; ......... Clerk.

Endorsement: ....

This mere fragment is not numbered

Covering dates temp Edw II (1307 – 1327 see also C 241/100/139)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Note .

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1307 - 1327

Sir David de la Bere held Littleham, Alsington, and Langcross in Devon in the time of Edward II

See battle Abbey Rolls below

 

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SC 8  Special Collections: Ancient Petitions

Subseries within SC 8  PETITIONS TO THE KING; TO THE KING AND COUNCIL; TO THE COUNCIL; TO THE PARLIAMENT; AND THE LIKE.

Individual petitions are described and dated at Item level. Ref: SC 8/204/10172 

Record Summary Scope and content Petitioners: William de Brewose (Braose).

Addressees: King and council.

Places mentioned: Werk (Wark), [Northumberland]; Kidwelly, [Carmarthenshire, Wales]; Carwathlan (Carnwyllion), [Carmarthenshire, Wales]; Gower, [Glamorgan, Wales]; Iscennen, [Carmarthenshire, Wales].

Other people mentioned: Henry de Lancastre (Lancaster) of Kidwelly; Maud [de Lancastre (Lancaster)], wife of Henry de Lancaster; Roger Mortimer, justice of Wales; Henry of Penbrugge (Penbridge), knight of William de Braose; William de Langeton (Langton), knight of William de Braose; Robert de Penres, knight of William de Braose; David de la Bere, minister of William de Braose; John Iwayn, minister of William de Braose; William le Avener; Cadogan ap Griffith; Eynon Seys; Roger Cole, constable of Kidwelly; Philip ap Howel; Rees [ap Howel], brother of Philip ap Howel; John Giffard of Iscennen; Wenthlyene, widow of Ievan Seys;

Nature of request: [Petition in 4 parts, 3 on the face, and 1 on the dorse].

1) Brewose requests remedy as while he was in the service of the king in his wars, and despite prohibitions from the king and from the justice the people of Henry de Lancaster at his and his wife's command entered Brewose's land of Gower and robbed, wounded and killed his people against the king's peace.

2) Brewose requests remedy as when his knights and ministers came to the county court of Carmarthen by command of the justice, Maud de Lancaster caused Avenel and others to watch the roads to kill them when they returned despite the safe-conduct given to them by the justice.

3) He further requests remedy as his knights and ministers have been threatened with life and limb and the burning of their houses, and that they would be arrested when they are found.

4) Brewose shows the king that the justice of Wales treats many of Brewose's people of Gower in the county court of Carmarthen for the appeal made by Wenthlyene, widow of Ievan made in the county for the death of her husband. Brewose holds the liberty of Gower from the king, and that neither he nor his people in the liberty ought to answer for anything done in that liberty before any minister of the king in Wales as the justice alleges, and that Ievan was killed in the liberty of Gower, and he asks that the justice of Wales be commanded to bring the appeal before the king.

Endorsement: [None]

Covering dates [1317-1320]

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Note The petition is dated to 1317-1320 based on the dating provided by Rees (Petitions Relating to Wales, p.347).

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Chancery as central secretariat

C 143  Chancery: Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, Henry III to Richard III

C 143/130  Inquisitions taken as a result of applications to the Crown for licences to alienate land.

Record Summary

Scope and content The prior and convent of Bermondsey to grant the manor of Charlton, and the advowson of the church there, to Roger de la Bere for his life, and to his heirs, executors, and assigns for a year after his death. Kent.

Covering dates 11 EDWARD II. (1318)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

   

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"York, December 5th, 1318 - Commission of oyer and terminer to William de Hardene and John  Inge, by oath of good men of the county of Wiltshire, on complaint by Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, that Geoffrey atte Beche, John Pippard, Peter de Waltham, John Lammar, Adam de Waltham, Adam the Younge, Robert le Yem, John de Yevendon, Richard de la Chaumber, William Turry, Richard atte Hegge of Waltham, John le Bercher of Hurley, Robert de Lullebrok and John de la Bere of Wargrave, with others, broke his park at Ashridge, cut his corn growing there, and consumed and trampled it down."

ref: TAFOW p23 / DNF

 

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OKEHAMPTON BOROUGH Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Okehampton Borough, Devon

Devon Record Office: TITLE DEEDS AND LEASES

FILE - Devon Record Office - ref. 3248A-0/11/19  - date: 1318

Contents

Grant

1 William de la Bear

2 John, his son

Premises: One tenement in Okehampton

Witnesses: John Caddyng, reeve, Roger Bonclerk, Thomas Cole, John atte Beare, Nicholas Cole, serjeant?

 

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1318/1319

Richard de la Bere Sheriff Berkshire

ref: TAFOW p25

 

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Deeds of Thomas Eggar & Sons, and Biddle & Co Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Thomas Eggar and Sons, solicitors

Biddle and Co, solicitors

Access Condition(s):

Records are open for consultation unless otherwise indicated

homas Eggar & Sons, Solicitors: deeds of Charlwood (Surrey), Henfield, Cowfold, Shermanbury etc

Charlwood, Surrey

FILE - Grant - ref. SAS-EG/5  - date: 1319

Contents

By William Payn to Adam Le Stroke of a garden with house buit thereon in Cherlewode, lying between the messuage of the said Adam, N., and a garden of Sir John de Wyggeperie, S

To hold of the chief lords of that fee &c. Warranty. Consideration 40s

Witnesses:- John de Wakehurst, John de Cherlewode, Walter de la Hoke, John Edolf,.. (hole) Wyggepole, John de la Bere, John de la Hoke. Dated at Cherlewode. Sunday, the feast of St. John ante portam Latinam, 12 Edw. II. Tag, seal gone

 

NB also ref  SAS-EG

 

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1317 - 1320

David de la Bere attacked in Wales

ref: TAFOW p25

 

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1321

Thomas de la Bere pardoned as an adherent of Roger de Mortimer

See battle Abbey Rolls below

 

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A ‘MARGINAL ECONOMY’? THE ISLE OF PURBECK

FROM THE NORMAN CONQUEST TO THE BLACK DEATH

THE APPENDICES

David A. Hinton Published 2001 by Anton Prowse

Appendix 1.2 Steeple:

 

...and Henry de la Hyde sold a messuage and a carucate to

Henry and Agatha de la Bere for £40 in 1315, but Mills

suggested that this unit was the Hyde in Langton Matravers

(1977, 38). There was a place called ‘atte Bere’ in

Steeple in 1323, however (Mills 1977, 100), and a Henry

de la Bere was assessed for 3s in Povington, relatively

quite a large amount (Rumble 1980, 113);

 

NB Steeple in the Isle of Purbeck

 

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SC 8  Special Collections: Ancient Petitions Ref: SC 8/296/14800 

Subseries within SC 8  PETITIONS TO VARIOUS OFFICERS OF STATE

14751-14800: 14751-14763: PETITIONS TO THE KING; TO THE KING AND COUNCIL; TO THE COUNCIL; TO PARLIAMENT; ETC (c.1316, c.1393-c.1430; French and Latin); 14764-14800: PETITIONS TO THE CHANCELLOR IN HIS EXECUTIVE CAPACITY (Edw I-Edw III; French). Individual petitions are described and dated at Item level.

Record Summary

Scope and content Petitioners: John de Hondlo (Handlo), through [Hugh le Despenser], Earl of Winchester.

Addressees: Chancellor.

Places mentioned: Oxfordshire; Buckinghamshire.

Other people mentioned: John de Stonore (Stonor), justice; Richard de la Bere, justice.

Nature of request: The petition states that an oyer et terminer was granted to John de Hondlo in Oxfordshire and another in Buckinghamshire, against those who had carried off his goods by force, and that John de Stonore, Richard de la Bere and other justices were assigned to this. They sat for three days and then could not attend to the matter through pressure of other business. John and Hugh ask that the commissions might be altered and new names entered in the commissions that John de Hondlo will send the Chancellor, according to his instructions. And they request a writ to John de Stonore to return the present commissions to Chancery to be amended, as he will not do so without one, or that they might be made anew from examination of the rolls of Chancery.

Endorsement: [None]

Covering dates [c. 1323]

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Note The commissions in CPR 1321-4 pp.319-320 are dated 1 July 1323 (Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire) and 2 July 1323 (Buckinghamshire). This petition must date from shortly afterwards.

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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Piece details E 42/348    

Context : quick reference  

E  Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations

Division within E  Records of the Treasury of the Receipt

E 42  Exchequer: Treasury of Receipt: Ancient Deeds, Series AS

Record Summary

Scope and content Indenture of defeasance, at the King's request, of a letter obligatory, made by Lewes Priory (John, prior) to Master Roger de la Beere, clerk, for payment of 400l., the condition being the payment 500l. to which they are bound by a recognizance made in th

Covering dates 16 Edw II 1323

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Note e Exchequer: London^^

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Chancery as central secretariat

C 143  Chancery: Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, Henry III to Richard III

C 143/174/7  Inquisitions taken as a result of applications to the Crown for licences to alienate land.

Record Summary

Scope and content Roger de la Bere to grant messuages in London to the prior and convent of the new hospital of St. Mary without Bishopsgate, to find two canons in the church of the hospital and one in the church of St. George, London. London.

Covering dates 17 EDWARD II. (1323 - 1324)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

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"23rd June 1325 at Easthampstead - Henry de Langburwe, parson of Warplesgrave to Master Alexander de Neuport, parson of Warfield.
Grant of a tenement with buildings, land, etc., which Henry de Langburwe, parson of Warplesgrave, had of the gift of Richard Clark called le Carpenter of Bray.
Warranty against all people.
Witnesses: Robert de Waltham, William de Newenham, Henry Batayl, Henry de Penkeneye; Roger de Wodemancote, John atte Bere, Richard Aylward, William atte Halle, Robert atte Lak, Master Thomas Cook of Easthampstead, William le Coterel of Easthampstead, Richard Clerk called le Carpenter of Bray"

ref: TAFOW p24 / DNF

 

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1325

Richard de la Bere MP Oxfordshire

See Battle Abbey Roll below, also TAFOW pg25

 

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Devon Record Office: DAYMAN OF ASHLEY COURT, TIVERTON Catalogue in Full 

FILE - Devon Record Office - ref. Z16/2/8/9a-b  - date: 4 January 1328 20 Edward II; 20th cent

Contents

Morwenstow, Cornwall

Feoffment in fee tail

Robert de Maddekeslond, son of Martin

To

Thomas de la Dene, clerk, Alice his wife and their issue

The grantor's land of Westgosham in the manor of Middellond, with the parks, meadows, pastures and all other appurtenances, and with the fealty, rents and services of Geoffrey de Gosham for the lands and tenements held by Geoffrey of the grantor in the vill of Westgosham for his life, and the reversion after his death

Rent: 2s 6d.

Witnesses: Richard de Beere, Hugh de Stambyry, John de Milton', Gilbert Hay, Roger de Maddekeslond, John de Hudon', Robert de Milton and others

At Maddekeslond'.

Seal

Modern transcript enclosed

 

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Item details SC 8/66/3260C    

Context : quick reference  

SC 8  Special Collections: Ancient Petitions

Subseries within SC 8  PETITIONS TO THE KING; TO THE KING AND COUNCIL; TO THE COUNCIL; TO THE PARLIAMENT; AND THE LIKE.

SC 8/66  3251-3300. Individual petitions are described and dated at Item level.

Record Summary

Scope and content Petitioners: [Oliver de Plokenet].

Addressees: King.

Other people mentioned: Alan de Plokenet; Joan [de Plokenet (de Bohun)]; Richard de la Bere (Beer).

Nature of request: Oliver de Plokenet requests his inheritance, stating that he is ready to aver that Alan de Plokenet had no other heirs and no brothers or sisters other than were contained in his bill, and that Richard de la Bere's claim to be the brother and heir of Alan, father of Joan, is false.

Endorsement: [None]

Covering dates [1328]

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Note This seems to be related to Oliver de Plokenet's petition for his inheritance (SC 8/66/3260A). The writ resulting from that petition (SC 8/66/3260B), is dated at Lincoln, 28 March, 2 Edward III (1328), and the memorandum to which all these documents is attached states that the parties appeared before Chancery on the Wednesday after Palm Sunday in the same year.

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Image details 

Description Petitioners:  Oliver Plokenet.

Name(s):  Plokenet, Oliver

Addressees:  King.

Nature of request:  Oliver Plokenet asks that he might be received to sue for his right in the matter of his inheritance, according to the purport of his bill, and that the King might not receive anyone's homage until his right has been tried: for he has been in the King's service, and unable to pursue his right, and the King will find, if he asks the good people of his land, that the de la Beres who now claim have no right. Oliver requests the King's mercy, that he might not be disinherited by a procured inquisition.

Nature of endorsement:  [None]

People mentioned:  De la Bere (Beer) family.

Date derivation:  The writ resulting from this petition (SC 8/66/3260B) is dated at Lincoln, 28 March, 2 Edward III (1328).Oliver Plokenet is dead by May 25 1329 (CFR 1327-37 p.135).

Date 1328

Catalogue reference SC 8/66/3260A 

Dept 

Series Special Collections: Ancient Petitions

Piece 3251-3300. Individual petitions are described and dated at Item level.

Image contains 1 item for the catalogue reference

 

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Item details SC 8/66/3260F    

Context : quick reference  

SC  

SC 8  Special Collections: Ancient Petitions

Subseries within SC 8  PETITIONS TO THE KING; TO THE KING AND COUNCIL; TO THE COUNCIL; TO THE PARLIAMENT; AND THE LIKE.

SC 8/66  3251-3300. Individual petitions are described and dated at Item level.

Record Summary

Scope and content Other people mentioned: Richard de la Bere (Beer); William de Werdale; Oliver Plokenet.

Nature of request: Richard de la Bere nominates William de Werdale as his attorney in the suit between him and Oliver Plokenet.

Endorsement: [None]

Covering dates [1328]

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Note This seems to be related to Oliver de Plokenet's petition for his inheritance (SC 8/66/3260A). The writ resulting from that petition (SC 8/66/3260B), is dated at Lincoln, 28 March, 2 Edward III (1328), and the memorandum to which all these documents is attached states that the parties appeared before Chancery on the Wednesday after Palm Sunday in the same year.

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Description Petitioners:  ? No Petitioner named

Nature of request:  Memorandum of legal case. Richard de la Bere and Oliver Plokenet appeared in the King's Chancery at Lincoln on the Wednesday after Palm Sunday, 2 Edward III: Richard claimed his inheritance, as the next heir, and Oliver delivered a petition which is sewn to the aforesaid inquisitions. With the assent of the parties, they were given a day on the Monday, three weeks after Easter, in Chancery.

Nature of endorsement:  [None]

Places mentioned:  Lincoln, [Lincolnshire].

People mentioned:  Richard de la Bere (Beer); Oliver Plokenet.

Date derivation:  The memorandum states that the parties appeared in the King's Chancery at Lincoln on the Wednesday after Palm Sunday, 2 Edward III (1328).

Date 1328

Catalogue reference SC 8/66/3260G 

Dept 

Series Special Collections: Ancient Petitions

Piece 3251-3300. Individual petitions are described and dated at Item level.

Image contains 1 item for the catalogue reference

 

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Image details 

Description Petitioners:  ? No Petitioner named

Nature of request:  Sketch of a family tree of the de Plokenet family, showing the relationship of the current petitioner, Oliver, to other members of the family.

Nature of endorsement:  [None]

People mentioned:  Hugh de Plokenet; Alan [de Plokenet], son of Hugh de Plokenet; Alan [de Plokenet], son of Alan de Plokenet; Alan [de Plokenet], son of Alan de Plokenet the younger; Joan [de Plokenet (de Bohun)], daughter of Alan de Plokenet the younger; Jocelin [de Plokenet], son of Hugh de Plokenet; Oliver [de Plokenet], son of Jocelin de Plokenet; Oliver [de Plokenet], son of Oliver de Plokenet; Alan [de Plokenet], son of Jocelin de Plokenet.

Date derivation:  This seems to be related to Oliver de Plokenet's petition for his inheritance (SC 8/66/3260A). The writ resulting from that petition (SC 8/66/3260B), is dated at Lincoln, 28 March, 2 Edward III (1328), and the memorandum to which all these documents is attached states that the parties appeared before Chancery on the Wednesday after Palm Sunday in the same year.

Date 1328

Catalogue reference SC 8/66/3260E 

Dept Records of various departments, arranged artificially according to type, and formerly entitled Special Collections

Series Special Collections: Ancient Petitions

Piece 3251-3300. Individual petitions are described and dated at Item level.

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Item details SC 8/66/3260D    

Context : quick reference  

SC  Records of various departments, arranged artificially according to type, and formerly entitled Special Collections

SC 8  Special Collections: Ancient Petitions

Subseries within SC 8  PETITIONS TO THE KING; TO THE KING AND COUNCIL; TO THE COUNCIL; TO THE PARLIAMENT; AND THE LIKE.

SC 8/66  3251-3300. Individual petitions are described and dated at Item level.

 Record Summary

Scope and content Places mentioned: Brittany, [France]; Beer, Somerset.

Other people mentioned: Alan Plukenet (Plokenet); Robert Walrond; Edward [I], King of England; Alan Plukenet (Plokenet), son of Alan Plukenet; Joan de Bohun, daughter of Alan Plukenet; Richard de la Beere (Beer).

Nature of request: Memorandum that one Alan Plukenet, a Breton, born outside the king's allegiance, came to England and married the sister of Robert Walrond, by whom he engendered a son, Alan Plukenet, who was given the manor of Beer in Somerset by Edward I, for him and his heirs forever. His children were the late Alan Plukenet, who died without heirs of his body, and Joan de Bohun, who died seised without heirs of her body. After her death, an inquisition procured by Richard de la Beere falsely found that he was the heir, as Alan's blood-line in England has failed, [and no other kinsman can inherit].

Endorsement: [None]

Covering dates [1328]

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Note This seems to be related to Oliver de Plokenet's petition for his inheritance (SC 8/66/3260A). The writ resulting from that petition (SC 8/66/3260B), is dated at Lincoln, 28 March, 2 Edward III (1328), and the memorandum to which all these documents is attached states that the parties appeared before Chancery on the Wednesday after Palm Sunday in the same year.

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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Item details C 143/198/3    

Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Chancery as central secretariat

C 143  Chancery: Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, Henry III to Richard III

C 143/198  Inquisitions taken as a result of applications to the Crown for licences to alienate land.

Record Summary

Scope and content Richard de la Bere to settle half the manor of Haselbury on himself and Clarice his wife for life, remainder to Richard their son and the heirs of his body, remainder to John, brother of the said Richard the younger, and the heirs of his body, remainder to Edmund, brother of John, and the heirs of his body, remainder to Thomas, brother of Edmund, and the heirs of his body, remainder to the right heirs of Richard de la Bere. Somers.

Covering dates 2 EDWARD III. (1328 - 1329)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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Devon Record Office: DAYMAN OF ASHLEY COURT, TIVERTON Catalogue in Full 

FILE - Devon Record Office - ref. Z16/2/1/5  - date: 29 July 1329 Sat. after feast of St. James

Contents – Cornwall – Letter

William de Bykedonne

To his tenant John de Trenger informing him that he has assigned to Thomas de la Dene the homage and service which John has been accustomed to do for his lands and tenements in Bykedonne and enjoining him to them in future to Thomas.

Witnesses: Richard de Bere, John de Miltone, Thomas de Trenger, Thomas de Cosham, Gilbert Hay.

 

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Devon Record Office: DAYMAN OF ASHLEY COURT, TIVERTON Catalogue in Full 

FILE - Devon Record Office - ref. Z16/2/1/4  - date: [13th cent.] ( ?c1329 due to witnesses)

Contents – Cornwall – Charter

Of Robert de Maddekeslonde, son of Martin

To Thomas de La Dene and Alice his wife

His land of Bykedone and a rent of 9d. received from the heirs of Philip de Byked... for their tenement in Bykedon with half the reliefs wards and eseheats when they happen of the heirs of the said Philip for the whole of his tenement in Bykedon.

Witnesses: Richard de Bere, Hugh de Stanbury, John de Milton, Gilbert Hay, Roger de Maddekeslonde, John de Hedone, Roger de Cr...e and others.

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1330

Robert Atte Bere of Somerset

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THE MANOR OF BROOK Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Bowreman family of Brook, Isle of Wight

THE MANOR OF BROOK

FILE - GIFT with warranty - ref. AC95/32.19  - date: 29 Jan 1330/1

1 doc

 

Contents

(i) Hugo Tomas

(ii) John de la Bere

2 tenements with appurtenances, and 4s of rent and reversion of 4 tenements in New Lymington

 

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Item details C 143/210/30    

Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Chancery as central secretariat

C 143  Chancery: Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, Henry III to Richard III

C 143/210  Inquisitions taken as a result of applications to the Crown for licences to alienate land.

Record Summary

Scope and content John, bishop of Winchester, Henry de Iddebury, Nicholas atte Bere, John de Micheldevre, Robert de Wylton, Thomas de Boys, John de Madhurst, Robert de Wylton, William de Lynacre, Nicholas de Brayfeld, and Emma his wife to grant messuages, land, and rent in Winchester and its suburbs, Easton, Hursley, Michelmersh, Nutshalling, and Millbrook to the prior and convent of St. Swithin's, Winchester. Hants.

Covering dates 4 EDWARD III. (1330 - 1331)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/103/100  

 

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Richard de la Bere, lord of Thornton, [in Marnhull, Sturminster Newton and Buckland Newton Hundreds] of Dorset.

Creditor: John Gabriel, citizen and merchant of Winchester, of Hants.

Amount: £100, for merchandise bought from him.

Before whom: William Sampson, William le Horder; Geoffrey Hogheles, Clerk, at Southampton, in the presence of Henry de Lyme, William Piket, Geoffrey Hogheles, and Thomas le Scrivener, burgesses of Southampton.

When taken: 20/01/1331

First term: 19/04/1332

Last term: 19/04/1332

Writ to: Sheriff of Dorset

Sent by: William Sampson, William le Horder; Geoffrey Hogheles, Clerk at Southampton.

Endorsement: Dors' coram Iustic' de Banco.

Covering dates 1332 Jun 16

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

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Item details C 143/212/15    

 

Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Chancery as central secretariat

C 143  Chancery: Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, Henry III to Richard III

C 143/212  Inquisitions taken as a result of applications to the Crown for licences to alienate land.

Record Summary

Scope and content Thomas de Useflet, clerk, to grant to Richard de la Bere two-thirds of the manor of Meon-Stoke, with the reversion of the remaining third, now held by Henry de Pembrigge and Sibilla his wife as dower of the said Sibilla. Hants.

Covering dates 5 EDWARD III. (1331 - 1332)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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1331 - 1332

John de Bere, Baliff, re case concerning Glastonbury Abbey Estate

ref: Court Rolls

 

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MICROFILM COPIES OF GLASTONBURY ABBEY DOCUMENTS Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Longleat House Archives, Wiltshire

Microfilm copies of the Glastonbury Abbey estate, compotus and court rolls

Glastonbury Abbey Compoti: Multiple Rolls

FILE - Glastonbury Abbey Compoti: Multiple Rollsxxx - ref. T\PH\lon 2/18  - date: 1331 - 1335

SKIN 22 - BRENT

Reeve: Andrew Buryman

Bailiff: John de Bere

SKIN 23 - WRINGTON

Reeve: Henry le Bole

Bailiff: John de Bere

also

SKIN 8 - GREINTON

Reeve: John Golde

Bailiffs: Thomas de Wolmyngtone and Thomas de la Haye & various others

 

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1332

John Atte Bere Surrey Subsidy Rolls

ref: S G A’Bear

 

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1332

Richard de la Bere, lord of Thornton, in Marnhull, Sturminster Newton & Buckland Newton, Dorset – debtor £100 owed for merchandise bought from him. ref: Chancery C 241/103/100

 

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Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Chancery as central secretariat

C 143  Chancery: Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, Henry III to Richard III

C 143/221/8  Inquisitions taken as a result of applications to the Crown for licences to alienate land.

 Record Summary

Scope and content Richard de la Bere of Westcote to grant a messuage, land, and rent in Kingsley and Binstead by Froyle to a chaplain in the church of Binstead, retaining land and rent in Binstead and Holybourne. Hants.

Covering dates 6 EDWARD III. (1333)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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Item details C 135/33/7    

Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Chancery as central secretariat

C 135  Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Edward III

C 135/33  Detailed descriptions at item level. Items are dated by the date of the writ, but some inquests were held in succeeding regnal years. This is reflected in the range of covering dates given to the file.

Record Summary

Scope and content Richard de la Bere of Westcote: Hampshire, Bedfordshire

Covering dates 6 Edward III  (1333)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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Jervoise family of Herriard Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Jervoise family of Herriard, Hampshire

Charters

FILE - NEW SARUM (Wilts.); Grant - ref. 44M69/C/72  - date: 21 April 1333

Seals: 4 pendant seals, one missing; one seal of Roger de Douklonde, one seal of mayor of New Sarum.

Contents

By Roger de Douklonde, citizen of New Sarum and Cristina his wife,

To William Bertilot and Johanna his wife

Of 3 cottages and curtilages in New Sarum, in Roueston, between cottages of William de Wodeborghe on N., and cottage of Roger and Cristina on S.

Rent: 8s. silver p.a.

Witnesses: Walter de Hungerford, then bailiff of Sarum, William de Berewyk, then mayor of Sarum, Geoffrey de Werminstre, and Robert de Lavynton, then coroners of Sarum, Adam de Lodewelle and John de Brutford then prepositi of Sarum, Thomas de Brutford, Thomas Toustrang, Walter Ioce, John atte Bare, William de Mordon clerk and others.

Dated: at New Sarum, Wed. before St. George.

 

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KENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL  SOCIETY

Index to the Kent Lay Subsidy Rolls of !334/1335

 

John atte Bere living at Brasted, Kent  pays 1s 4d

 

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By 1335

Richard de (la) Bere of Wantage, Oxon, son Thomas

ref: TAFOW p30

 

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Context : Quick reference Ref: SC 8/169/8436 

SC 8  Special Collections: Ancient Petitions

Subseries within SC 8  PETITIONS TO THE KING; TO THE KING AND COUNCIL; TO THE COUNCIL; TO THE PARLIAMENT; AND THE LIKE.

8401-8450. Individual petitions are described and dated at Item level.

Record Summary

Scope and content Petitioners: Thomas de la Bere.

Addressees: Chancellor and council.

Places mentioned: Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset.

Other people mentioned: Alan Plokenet (Plucknett); Sybil [Plokenet, (Plucknett)], wife of Alan Plucknett.

Nature of request: Bere requests remedy . . . and that he can be seised of the manor of Haselbury until the king is advised of his rights as he has being suing for his inheritance of the manor for 5 years or more following the deaths of Alan and Sybil Plucknett.

Endorsement: Let it be ordered by writ to Greystoke, lately steward of the lands referred to, to come to the king's chamber and inform the sergeants of the king of the rights that the king claims in the manor; and let it be ordered to the sergeants who hear the information to plead further before the king so that justice can be done between the king and the party.

Covering dates [? 1330-? 1345]

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Open on Transfer 

Note The petition is dated to? 1330-? 1345 because the dating of this and associated petitions presents real problems for dating. The petitioner, as he makes clear in his petitions, is involved in a very protracted legal suit, and the hands of the petitions vary quite considerably from hands of the 1330s-1340s (SC 8/32/1600; SC 8/169/8436) to a hand that looks securely of the 1350s (SC 8/145/7241).

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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Image details 

Description Petitioners:  Thomas de la Bere.

Name(s):  Bere, Thomas

Addressees:  King and council.

Nature of request:  Thomas de la Bere states that ten years ago he pleaded with the king in a scire facias concerning half the manor of Haselbury Plucknett, on the issue of the country, and he has been adjourned from term to term without deliverance and greatly improverished by this. He asks that he might have deliverance, and that, because he is very poor, the inquest might be held in the country by a writ of nisi prius, by the best people of the country.

Nature of endorsement:  It is to be done before the justices of assize.He is to have a writ on this.

Places mentioned:  Haselbere (Haselbury Plucknett), [Somerset].

Date derivation:  The petition is dated to? 1330-? 1345 because the dating of this and associated petitions presents real problems for dating. The petitioner, as he makes clear in his petitions, is involved in a very protracted legal suit, and the hands of the petitions vary quite considerably from hands of the 1330s-1340s (SC 8/32/1600; SC 8/169/8436) to a hand that looks securely of the 1350s (SC 8/145/7241). The various patent, close charter and fine rolls all seem rather later.

Date 1330-1345

Catalogue reference SC 8/32/1600 

Dept 

Series Special Collections: Ancient Petitions

Piece 1551-1600. Individual petitions are described and dated at Item level.

Image contains 1 item for the catalogue reference

 

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1335 - 1345

Thomas de la Bere knight of the shire for Dorset in 1335,1337, I342, 1343, and 1345

See Battle Abbey Rolls below

 

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Arundell of Lanherne and Trerice Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Arundell family of Lanherne and Trerice, Cornwall

TITLE DEEDS

Title Deeds for non-Arundell property

Dorset - Holditch

FILE - [no title] - ref. AR/1/1068  - date: 1339, Monday 1st Mar

Contents

(Monday after St Mathias, 13 Edw III); at Holedych

Lease for term of 1 life

Ralph de Chydyok and Elizabeth his wife = (1)-(2)

Ralph Botz and Joan his wife = (3)-(4)

(1)-(2) to (3)-(4), a tenement formerly held by Robert Rous in Holedych, with buildings, gardens, curtilages, arable lands, meadows, woods and pastures, except for 12 acres of arable land in the field (campus) called Rouchesfeld, a meadow lying 'iuxta Axe', and pasture for 8 oxen, 4 cows and 3 boviculi which used to graze with the lord's cattle; for (3)-(4) and their heirs to hold during (2)'s life. Rent 4s yearly at 4 terms, plus 3 capons and 1 1b of cummin at Michaelmas, for all service except for suit of court twice yearly, at Michaelmas and Hockeday. Warranty.

Robert atte Bere, William de Fort'shegh, Henry Sperhegh, Thomas atte Grene, John Schiphurd.

Seal [broken]; [medieval] "Radulfus Botz; Holdych".

Holedych [Holditch in Thorncombe parish, Dorset, formerly in Devon, volumes of the English Place-Name Society Devon 648?]

Fort'shegh [cf. Forstershay in Marshwood parish,

Canonicorum hundred, Dorset]

 

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Item details C 143/248/4    

Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Chancery as central secretariat

C 143  Chancery: Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, Henry III to Richard III

C 143/248  Inquisitions taken as a result of applications to the Crown for licences to alienate land.

Record Summary

Scope and content John atte Beare and Joan his wife to retain a messuage and land in Tavistock acquired by the said Joan, Walter le Cok, and Ellen his wife from William Martyn to themselves and the heirs of the said Joan. Devon.

Covering dates 13 EDWARD III. (1339 - 1340)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years  

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(1340)

"John Atte Bere, John Atte Wydegate, Rob Wepestrode, John Dyton, John Atte Frythe, Philip Galant, of the Parish of Wargrave, sworn before the Prior of Wallingford and his fellows, say, upon their oath, that the ninth of the fleeces of the lambs, and of the sheaves (garbs) of the aforesaid Vill granted to the Lord the King are worth what they are valued at to the Church of Wargrave, that is to say eighteen marks [twelve pounds], and they do not exceed this because a great part of the lands of the parishioners of the said Vill lies uncultivated in consequence of the pauperisation of the aforesaid parishioners, and because there are great expenses in the autumn In collecting the sheaves, and because the land and wool and meadow and pasture belong to the Vicar, and also the small tithes which have to be offered, and the Mortuary fees. And the tythes of hay of the said vill amount per annum, to £10. which profits indeed run over the extent of the said church. In testimony whereof the aforesaid Prior and. the Aforesaid Jury have severally affixed their seals to the present indenture."

ref: S G A’Bear / DNF

 

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"Westminster, October 2nd 1341 - It is recorded that John de la Bere of Wargrave acknowledges that he owes to Agnes de la Bere, his daughter, £20; to be levied, in default of payment, of his land and chattels in the county of Berkshire."

ref: TAFOW p23 / DNF

 

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BULLER OF DOWNES Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Buller family of Downes, Devon

TITLE DEEDS

Aylesbeare

FILE - [no title] - ref. 2065M/T3/20  - date: 1342

Contents

Grant for 3 lives

William atte Beare to Joan atte Ford (late wife of John de Haccombe, clerk)

La Beare

 

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BULLER OF DOWNES Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Buller family of Downes, Devon

TITLE DEEDS

Aylesbeare

FILE - [no title] - ref. 2065M/T3/14  - date: 1343

 

Contents

Grant

William atte Halle, Chaplain to Walter de Sweyngthull

Tenement at La Beare at Speavieheighs

 

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Item details C 241/125/15    

Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/125  (dated)

 Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: John de la Bere of Avon Dassett {Avenedersett} of Warwicks.

Creditor: Richard de Stoneleigh [of Warwicks]

Amount: £40

Before whom: Henry de Studley, Mayor of Oxford; William de Cornwall, Clerk.

When taken: 04/06/1345

First term: 16/04/1346

Last term: 16/04/1346

Writ to: Sheriff of Bucks

Sent by: Richard de Selwood, Mayor of Oxford; William de Cornwall, Clerk.

Endorsement: Buk' Coram Justic'.

Covering dates 1348 Jul 15

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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Item details C 135/76/26    

Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Chancery as central secretariat

C 135  Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Edward III

C 135/76  Detailed descriptions at item level. Items are dated by the date of the writ, but some inquests were held in succeeding regnal years. This is reflected in the range of covering dates given to the file

 Record Summary

Scope and content Richard de la Bere: Somerset

Covering dates 19 Edward III  (1345 - 1346)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

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1346

Richard De la Bere King’s Yeoman lands granted at Salop & Hereford

ref: TAFOW p8

 

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1346

Sir Richard De la Bere saved Black Prince with Beauchamp

ref: TAFOW p7,8 / S G ABear

 

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Item details C 241/124/84    

 

Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/124  (dated)

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: John Pernyle, Thomas de Hurtecombe, John de East Membury, Robert Uphom, John de Wotton, John atte Ford, and William atte Beare, of Devon.

Creditor: Sir Roger Prideaux, knight [held fees in Ermington, Budleigh, Hemyock, and Cliston Hundreds, Devon]

Amount: £40.

Before whom: Henry de Hugheton, Mayor of Exeter; John de Cory, Clerk.

When taken: 18/08/1346

First term: 25/12/1346

Last term: 29/09/1347

Writ to: Sheriff of Devon

Sent by: Thomas le Forbour, Mayor of Exeter; John de Cory, Clerk.

Endorsement: Devon' Cora' Justic' de Banco.

Covering dates 1347 Jul 2

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

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1347

De Beres of Bere, Dover, Kent extinct by this year

See battle Abbey Roll below

 

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Item details C 143/285/2    

Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Chancery as central secretariat

C 143  Chancery: Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, Henry III to Richard III

C 143/285  Inquisitions taken as a result of applications to the Crown for licences to alienate land.

Record Summary

Scope and content John Makehayt and Agnes late the wife of Simon le Peke to retain a messuage and land in Meon-Stoke acquired from Richard atte Beere. Hants.

Covering dates 21 EDWARD III.  1347/1348

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Held by The National Archives, Kew

 

 

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Creator(s): 

Wingfield Digby family of Sherborne Castle, Dorset and Coleshill, Warwickshire: the Warwickshire estate papers Catalogue in Full 

Warwickshire

 MUNIMENTS OF TITLE

DEEDS

FILE - Quitclaim - ref. MS 3888/A231/1  - date: 21 Edw III Sunday in Annunc. B V M (1348)

Contents

John..... to John le Spencer: all his rights in annual rent of 12 pence on a piece of land: Witn.: Thomas Russell; John Bacon; John atte Ber...;... ... Clericus: Given at COLLESHULL

 

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BULLER OF DOWNES Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Buller family of Downes, Devon

TITLE DEEDS

Aylesbeare

FILE - [no title] - ref. 2065M/T3/3  - date: 1348

Contents

Grant

William atte Bear iuxta Beaudeport to Sir John de Raleigh

Lands of John at Ford at Rosemondeford

 

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1347 - 1359

Sir Richard De la Bere of Emlyn Castle S Wales

ref: TAFOW p9

 

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Item details C 241/125/25    

Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Petty Bag Office

C 241  Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple

C 241/125  (dated)

Record Summary

Scope and content Debtor: Robert Tyrel, of Herefords. [held part of Dilwyn in Leominster Hundred]

Creditor: Richard de la Bere, knight [held fee in Burlton, Grimsworth Hundred, and part of a fee in Stretford, Stretford Hundred, Herefords]

Amount: 20m.

Before whom: Nicholas de Bromyard; John de Clehonger, Clerk; at Hereford.

When taken: 26/07/1348

First term: 29/09/1348

Last term: 29/09/1348

Writ to: Sheriff of Herefords

Sent by: Richard Hammond, Bailiff, and Keeper of the Mayor's Seal; John de Clehonger, Clerk; at Hereford.

Endorsement: Hereford. Bere. Coram Justic' de Banco.

Covering dates 1348 Oct 20

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

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1348

Violette de la Bere born at Kinnersley, Herefordshire. Md Sir John de Chaundos 1363 at Wellington & died 1364 Wellington

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hwbradley/findex6.htm#BERE

 

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1350 – 1399 REFERENCES

 

Item details C 143/301/7    

Context : quick reference  

C  Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of the Wardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions

Division within C  Records of the Chancery as central secretariat

C 143  Chancery: Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, Henry III to Richard III

C 143/301  Inquisitions taken as a result of applications to the Crown for licences to alienate land.

Record Summary

Scope and content Richard de la Bere, knight, to retain a mill and land in Marden acquired from Henry son of John de Frenne of Sutton, who retains land at Sutton, Marden, and Wistaston. Hereford.

Covering dates 25 EDWARD III. (1351 - 1352)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

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THE BLUET ESTATE

THE AP REES INHERITANCE

TALGARTH

LORDSHIP OF TALGARTH

FILE - [no title] - ref. BCM/C/2/2/8  - date: [15 Feb. 1352]

Contents

John de Clambow and Philip ap Rees, knight. Wed. after St. Valentine, 26 Edw. III

John has quitclaimed to Philip the manor of Talgarth.

Witnesses: John Talbot, Richard de la Bere, Reginald de la Mare, John Boulwas, Richard Talbot, knights.

At: Hereford.

[Please quote GC3381 at Berkeley Castle Muniments when requesting this file]

 

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1353

Sybil de la Bere of Kynaston, Herefordshire born. Md Sir Thomas de Crophull 1371

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hwbradley/findex6.htm#BERE

 

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Piece details E 370/4/4    

Context : quick reference  

E  Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations

Division within E  Records of the Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer

E 370  Exchequer: Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer and Pipe Office: Miscellaneous Rolls

Subseries within E 370  MISCELLANEOUS

Record Summary

Scope and content Foreign Account Rolls, not otherwise enrolled cf detailed list of Foreign Accounts (E 364): accounts of receivers for lands late of John Fitzwalter and others in Essex 25-26 Edw III; of Richard de la Bere for an embassy; of bailiff of Lymington for a ship seized; of Keeper of Hanaper 27-29 Edw III

Covering dates temp Edw III (1354 – 1356)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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Piece details E 101/313/23    

Context : quick reference  

E  Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations

Division within E  Records of the King's Remembrancer

E 101  King's Remembrancer: Accounts Various

Subseries within E 101  NUNCII.

Record Summary

Scope and content Particulars of the account of Richard de la Bere of a journey to Avignon.

Covering dates 28 Edward III. (1354)

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years 

Note 1 m.

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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1354

De la Bere MP Herefordshire

ref: TAFOW p25

 

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1357

Richard de la Bere & Thomas A.Barre* Sheriffs of Herefordshire

ref: TAFOW p35

* Member of the De la Barre or Barré family. Ref DNF

 

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Centre for Metropolitan History

GAZETTEER OF MARKETS AND FAIRS IN ENGLAND AND WALES TO 1516

Richard de la Bere requested by Edward III to arrange Kinnesley Fair in 1357

 

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Item details SC 8/145/7241    

Context : quick reference  

SC 8  Special Collections: Ancient Petitions

Subseries within SC 8  PETITIONS TO THE KING; TO THE KING AND COUNCIL; TO THE COUNCIL; TO THE PARLIAMENT; AND THE LIKE.

SC 8/145  7201-7250. Individual petitions are described and dated at Item level.

Record Summary

Scope and content Petitioners: Thomas de la Vere (Bere).

Addressees: King and council.

Places mentioned: Haselbere (Haselbury Plucknett), [Somerset].

Other people mentioned: William de Scharshull (Shareshull), justice.

Nature of request: Thomas de la Vere states that as he had various actions against various people concerning various lands, they, in order to prevent him pursuing them, procured an inquest of office, claiming that the King had reason to seize half the manor of Haselbury Plucknett into his hand. The King instructed him to present any reasons why this should not happen, and seven years ago Thomas appeared in King's Bench and asked for the matter to be put to a jury. Since then the matter has been delayed, through malice, until the King's thirtieth year, when Thomas petitioned, complaining of this, and was granted letters to William de Scharshull and his companions to hold the inquest. They have not done so, and he requests new letters asking them to hold the inquest without more delay, and that it might be held in the country by a writ of nisi prius, by a jury of the best and most suitable people of those parts.

Endorsement: Coram rege.

Covering dates [c. 1357-c. 1359]

Availability Open Document, Open Description, Open on Transfer 

Note The petitioner states that he petitioned in the King's thirtieth year (25 January 1356-24 January 1357), and that this petition has had no result: so this current petition is likely to date from the next year or so. This would agree with William de Shareshull's time as Chief Justice of King's Bench (1350-1360).As the various entries in the Close, Patent and Fine rolls show, the petitioner was involved in disputes about both halves of the manor of Haselbury Plucknett. The relevant half is probably that mentioned in CPR 1350-4 p.338 (dated at Westminster, 14 July 1352), which belonged to Alan de Plogenet, and was then granted to his sister Joan: this would then probably be the procured inquest mentioned by this petition, which would date it to seven years later, ie. c.1359. This would agree with the dating of SC 8/32/1600, where the dispute has been going on for ten years. Note also that SC 8/169/8436 apparently mentions that the dispute has been going on for five years: this may mean that this petition had been presented in the thirtieth year (i.e. 1356-7).

Held by The National Archives, Kew 

 

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Ref: A History of the County of Hampshire Vol 4 (1911) pages 579-580 found on British History Online Ibsley

 

. John atte Bere died in 1360, leaving as heir his son Thomas, who died childless in 1362. (fn. 17) His heirs were his great-nieces Maud daughter of John Punchardon, son and heir of his sister Sybil, and Joan and Christine daughters of John Ernys, son and heir of his sister Katherine. (fn. 18)

 

NB It doesn’t seem likely that this John is the son of Sir Richard de la Bere as he died before 1357 when Thomas was claiming his share of Haselbere.

 

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1362

The Ibbesley line of Hampshire probably ended with another John de la Bere, who died in 1362, for in the next generation the inheritance had fallen to the Stourtons

See Battle Abbey Roll below

 

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OKEHAMPTON BOROUGH Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Okehampton Borough, Devon

Devon Record Office: TITLE DEEDS AND LEASES

FILE - Devon Record Office - ref. 3248A-0/11/31  - date: 1362

 

Contents

Grant

1 William Bradeston

2 John Stondon and Margery his wife

Premises: One park by Westewater lying between the way called the Lychwaye and the lane leading from the town to the Church of All Saints

Witnesses: Richard atte Beare, reeve, Roger Trechewy, William Hammond, John Sampson, Nicholas Thatcher

 

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BULLER OF DOWNES Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Buller family of Downes, Devon

TITLE DEEDS

Aylesbeare

FILE - [no title] - ref. 2065M/T3/15  - date: 1363

Contents

Grant

John and Joan Golde of Collumpton (daughter of Wm. atte Beard) to John Clerk

Tenement at la Beare

 

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1363 - 1364

Violet de la Bere daughter of John de la Bere a beneficiary from Thomas de Chaundos, knight, land in Dorstone

ref: Chancery C 143/348/2

 

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1366

John de la Bere of Devon borrows £10 from William Porteioye

ref: Chancery C 241/149/157

 

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1367

Richard de la Bere, sheriff re Herefordshire

ref: Chancery I C 131/16/10

 

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Feet of Fines: CP 25/1/20/98

CP 25/1/20/98, number 14.

County:  Buckinghamshire.

Place:  Westminster.

Date:  The day after All Souls, 41 Edward III [3 November 1367].

Parties:  John Nothurst, chaplain, and John atte Bere of Wergraue, querents, by Thomas Hynden', put in the place of John Nothurst, and Robert de Nansele and Julian, his wife, deforciants.

Property:  1 messuage, 1 mill, 1 carucate of land, 12 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture and 20 shillings of rent in Chalueye.

Action:  Plea of covenant.

Agreement:  Robert and Julian have acknowledged the tenements to be the right of John Nothurst, and have remised and quitclaimed them from themselves and the heirs of Julian to John and John and the heirs of John Nothurst for ever.

Warranty:  Warranty.

For this:  John and John have given them 100 marks of silver.

Standardised forms of names. (These are tentative suggestions, intended only as a finding aid.)

Persons:  John Nuthurst, John atte Bere, Thomas Hinden, Robert de Nansele, Julian de Nansele

Places:  Wargrave (in Berkshire), Chalvey (in Upton-cum-Chalvey)

 

 

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1369 - 1370

Thomas de la Bere & others are witnesses at Chidiok

ref: Doc D149/T1013

 

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Arundell of Lanherne and Trerice Catalogue in Full 

Creator(s): 

Arundell family of Lanherne and Trerice, Cornwall

FAMILY PAPERS /  FAMILY TRUSTS

FILE - [no title] - ref. AR/20/4  - date: 1371, Thursday 20th Nov

Contents

(Thursday St Edmund, 45 Edw III); at Lanhern

Gift in fee tail

John Arundel, knight = (1)

Richard Deuysier, vicar of Sent Ide, and Matthew Bodrygy, chaplain = (2)-(3)

Indenture testifying that (1) has, by a simple charter (par une chartre simple) [= AR/20/3], enfeoffed (2)-(3) of the manor of Lanhern, with fees, and the advowsons of Sent Columbe and Sent Maugan; on the following conditions:

When (1), by advice of Oliver Sent John, wishes to have recovery of the manor, fees and advowsons, (2)-(3) shall re-enfeoff him of them, for (1) and his heirs male from the body of Isabel daughter of Thomas de Molton, knight, to hold for ever of the chief lords of the fee, by services due; with remainder, if (1) dies without heirs male of the body of Isabel, to the heirs of body of John son of (1); in default of his heirs of body, remainder to the heirs male of body of (1); in default of such heirs, remainder to Oliver de Sent John for term of his life; after his death, remainder to John de Sent John, elder son of Oliver, for term of his life; after his death, remainder to the heirs male of Oliver from the body of Elizabeth daughter of John de La Beere, knight; in default of such heirs, remainder to Margaret daughter of (1), wife of Reginald Beuyle, for term of her life; after her death, remainder to Ralph son of Reginald and Margaret, for term of his life; after his death, remainder to Ralph Soor de Taluren and his heirs male of his body; in default of such heirs, remainder to John Colyn de Lannanta and his heirs male from the body of Rose his wife, cousin to (1); in default of such heirs, remainder to the true heirs of (1) for ever.

If, before the time of re-feoffment by (2)-(3) to (1), (1) wishes to take another estate of the manor, fees and advowsons and to change the remainders, then (2)-(3) shall re-enfeoff him and entail the remainders as (1), by the advice of Oliver Seint John, shall decide. Such ordinances, estates and wills shall be performed during the life of John Arundell, son of John Arundell de Treloy, son of (1). If (1) dies before the re-feoffment, then (2)-(3) shall make a feoffment of them to the heirs male of (1) from the body of Isabel, and shall entail the remainders as above.

Richard Cerciaux, Theobald Greyneuyll and Thomas Sent Aubyn, knights, Oto Bodrugan, Nicholas Wanford, Richard Tirel, Michael Trewynhelek, John Nanscuuel.

[19th century] "probably his second wife".

 

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1371 - 1372

Richard de la Ber, knight, grants a mill & meadow in Marden, Herefordshire, retaining manor of Kinnersley, Herefordshire

ref: Chancery C 243/375/15

 

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1374

Richard de la Bere, knight, creditor, part of fee in Stretford, Herefordshire

ref: Chancery C 241/156/89 & 9

 

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1375

Nicholas de la Bere requests a writ be sent to the Governor of Ireland re archdeaconry of Glendalough

ref: Ancient Petitions SC 8/228/11362

 

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1377 – 1378

? de la Bere v Rex contest castle of Eardisely County, Herefordshire

ref: Chancery C 44/9/11

 

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1378

Thomas atte Bear of Yonstowe, Devon, a witness

ref: D1508M/Moger/131

 

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1380 - 1381

John atte Bere Merchant of Southampton borrows £30

ref: NI Chancery C241/166/59

 

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1384 - 1385

William atte Bere Serjeant of Southampton.

ref: NI Ancient Petitions SC 8/213/10606 & 10608

 

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THE CALLEY PAPERS

Catalogue Ref. 1178

Creator(s):

Calley family of Burderop, Wiltshire

THE CALLEY FAMILY: MISCELLANEOUS NON-WILTSHIRE PROPERTIES, ARRANGED BY COUNTY

SOMERSET

Henstridge

FILE  [no title] - ref.  1178/254  - date: 1389

[from Scope and Content] Agreement between John Chitterne clerk and Thomas de la Bere that John will have a deed enrolled in Chancery enfeoffing Thomas with the manor of Sulesmerssh and all property in the parish of Henstridge.

 

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Michael atte Beare thought to be living at Beare near Hele, N Devon.

Beara farm is about half a kilometre to the south-east of Hele, just off the old road from Hele to Berrynarbor. Beara, along with West Haggington and possibly Little Town, probably belonged to the Saxon Manor of West Haggington. In 1408 Beara was probably occupied by Michael atte Beare.

Beera was probably the home of Michael atte Beare (1408 Ass) v. Bearu (Gover et al 1932 p 48)

ref: A History of Hele, near Ilfracombe, north Devon, by John H Moore

 

 

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1409 - 1410

John de la Bere – inquisition & post mortem Hereford & the adjacent Marches of Wales

ref: Chancery C 137/79/36

 

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1411 – 1412

Thomas de la Bere partitions lands in Glamorganshire with William Gamage & others

ref: Chancery C 47/9/32.

 

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1413

Robert Atte Bere sells two crofts of land and a moor called Scotfold in Woodley

ref: BRO Ewen papers D/EE/T1/1/6

 

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Early 15th century

Henry atte Bere & others re grant

ref: Chancery Court Archives CCA-DCc-ChAnt/O/4

 

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1421 – 1422

Richard de la Bere, knight and wife Elizabeth grant to Richard Wolweye, chaplain, estates in Yngulflod Balat in Kyntebury, Ynkpenne, Hungerford & Sillamstede, Berkshire

ref: Chancery C C 146/395

 

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1426 – 1427

John de la Bere esq & Sawacrus de la Bere & others in Pembrokeshire?

ref: Land Revenue E LR 14/601

 

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1432 - 1433

Henry atte Beare of Totnes, Devon

ref: Chancery C 1/9/301

 

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1432 – 1443

Richard de la Bere, knight re false inquest on William Aythyn killed in a riot at Kinnersley, Hereford

ref: Chancery C 1/11/171

 

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1435

John Delabere clerk granted manor of Clifton Hampden 20 miles from Wargrave

ref: TAFOW p26 John Delabere is the Bishop of St David’s. Ref DNF

 

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1437 -1438

John de la Bere & others - ? demised.

ref: Pencombe Account A63/1/1/30

 

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1439 - 1442

Kenneth de la Bere late escheator – two accounts of lands in Estmore, Hereford.

ref: Exchecquer E 370/4/4

 

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1444

Nicholas atte Bere pays rent on lands in Chevening, Kent

ref: U1590/T5/38

 

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1447

John de la Bere and others have done fealty re land & tenements in Spareweton, Herefordshire

ref: Pencombe Court A63/1/1/1

 

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1448

Richard de la Bere, knight died. Account rendered by his wife for his lands: Kinnersley, Colwall, Bosbury, Hopton, Clatter & Hodghatch all in Herefordshire

ref: SC 6/1116/16 & SC 6/861/6

 

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1447 - 1460

John Delabere Bishop of St David’s & bridge repairs at Dorchester, Oxfordshire

ref: TAFOW p26

 

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1452 - 1454

Richard de la Bere, knight deceased – daughters Elizabeth, Isabel, Jane & Sybil  Profits of the manors of Chadnor (Chabnore) & Streford, Herefordshire

ref:  Chancery C 1/19/132

 

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1452 – 1454 (possibly 1493 – 1500)

A place called Berreplase in Wargrave sold by Robert Elleworth.

ref:  Chancery C 1/22/45

 

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1455

John Delabere Bishop of St David’s to John Merbury & Robert Wesenham grants right to manor at Gayton

ref: Hawley /1/C & Hawley /1/C/1

 

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1457 - 1458

John de la Bere Bishop of St David’s, Pembrokeshire?

ref: Exchecquer DD E 211/479

 

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1478

William Abeare acquires land – Bycroft in Wargrave – from William Webbe

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OTHER REFERENCES

 

THE

BATTLE ABBEY ROLL.

WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE NORMAN LINEAGES.

BY THE DUCHESS OF CLEVELAND.

IN THREE VOLUMES.—VOL. I

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1889.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,

STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.

This electronic edition was prepared by Michael A. Linton, 2007

www.1066.co.nz

 

 

Delaber or De la Barre, from La Barre, in the Cotentin, constantly abbreviated to De Bere or Bere, in which latter form it appears in Duchesne's copy. This name was borne by many families in the South and West of England. A Kentish house, "of good account in this Island," claimed descent from Richard de Bere, one of the Recognitores magna Assissae for the county in the reign of King John (1199 – 1216) . Quickmannus de Bere—a queer name—occurs in an early charter, and in 1236 Nicholas de Bere held Bere (now Beer's Court), "which, though now only a manor by repute, had once large quit-rents and services belonging to it, as appears by an old Court Roll."—Hasted's Kent. William de Bere, of the same place, was King's Bailiff of Dover in 1274 and 1276, as was Valentine de Bere in 1308: but the name was extinct there before 1347. It only reappears after a gap of two hundred years, when John Bere of Horseman's Place, near Dartford, received from Henry VIII. a grant of Tonge Mill and Greenhithe Ferry, and "conveyed to him sundry premises within the King's new park at Sevenoke." The last of the Beres of Horseman's Place died in 1627.

 

We next meet with them in Hampshire and the adjoining counties. Peter de la Bere, in the thirteenth century, held his land in La Bere under Porchester Castle, but, for some reason or other, it was seized by the King, and given to Roger Le Conner and his son. Henry III. granted to John de la Bere—perhaps Peter's son—certain privileges and exemptions at Ibbesley, in the New Forest, that continued in force two hundred years afterwards. "Of that charter no enrolment is extant: but, in right of it, the Ibbesley dogs were not subject to expeditation, and the Ibbesley hogs and beasts had free pannage in the forest."—Woodward's Hants. The line probably ended with another John de la Bere, who died in 1362, for in the next generation the inheritance had fallen to the Stourtons.

 

William de Bere was knight of the shire for Somerset in 1300, and Gilbert de la Bere in 1311 and 1313. Richard de la Bere, in 1316, was Lord of Todbere and Thornton, Dorset; Greenhurst and Eye, Bedfordshire; and Islip, Fawcote, Morcote, and Oke, Oxfordshire: a Conservator of the Peace in the latter county in 1314, a Commissioner of Array in 1316, and its representative in Parliament in 1325. Thomas de la Bere was pardoned as an adherent of Roger de Mortimer in 1321, and served as knight of the shire for Dorset in 1335,1337, I342, 1343, and 1345.—Palgrave's Parl. Writs.

 

In Devonshire, Sir David de la Bere held Littleham, Alsington, and Langcross in the time of Edward II . "Beer Hall, in Axminster parish, belonged to Walter de la Bere, and continued in the name for divers descents, till Englesia, daughter of Alexander de la Bere, carried it to the Okestons."—Pole's Devon.

 

One or more branches existed in Cornwall. "At Treravall, in the parish of St. Ervan, lived George Bere, the representative of a very ancient family. There was formerly in the hundred of West a family of the same name, of great wealth and account in Henry VIII.'s days, but whether or not related to this family I cannot tell. Their great estate went with a daughter and heir to John Bevill, Sheriff of Cornwall 16 Eliz., and was no small advancer of that gentleman's estate."—Gilbert's Cornwall.

 

Still another family is found in Herefordshire, where Robert de Bere, in 1316, was Lord of Stratford. There is extant a curious memorial from Dame Elizabeth Delabeare, wife of Sir Richard Delabeare of Weobley, to Edmund Duke of Buckingham, "setting forth her services in rescuing him from destruction, at the time of his father's apprehension." It seems that the latter had committed the young Lord Stafford, disguised in a frieze coat, to the care of Sir Richard, until such time as he sent for him by a token, delivered with the words, Et tu es Petrus et super hauc petram. But this time was never to come, for the Duke was soon after beheaded, and a price of 1000 marks set on the head of the poor boy, who was diligently sought for in all directions. Then trusty Dame Elizabeth shaved his head, "and put upon him a maiden's raiment, and so conveyed him to Newchurche:" and when a Royal emissary summoned her to deliver him up, boldly asserted that "there was none such Lorde there, and that ye will knowe, for ye shall see the house searched." For better security, she moved him about from place to place, and once, when "there came a great cry owt of Wales, she took my L. Stafforde in her Lappe, and went through a brooke with him into the park of Kinmardsley, and then sat with him four hours, until William ap Symon came to her and told her that noe man came nigh the place." At length, she left him in safety at the house of a friend in Hereford, having taken him there in the "midst of the Daie, and he riding behynde William ap Symon, asyde upon a Pillowe like a gentlewoman, ridde in gentlewoman's apparell. And I wisse," she adds coaxingly, "he was the fairest gentlewoman and the best that ever she hadd in her Daies or ever shall have, whom she prayeth God dailie to preserve from his enemies, and to send him good fortune and grace."

 

In Gloucestershire the De la Beres are said to have held Southam-de-la-Bere from the time of the Conquest; but the pedigree given in Sir Richard Atkyns' History of the county makes Richard de la Bere, who was living in 1390, only fourth in descent from the first Sir Richard that settled there: whereas an interval of more than two hundred and forty years could scarcely be spanned by less than seven, if not eight, generations. The son and namesake of this latter Richard, who likewise lived in the reign of Ed. II., succeeded to the estate of Alan Lord Plugenet as heir of the whole blood; and in the following generation Sir John de la Bere married Agnes, the granddaughter and co-heiress of Sir Gilbert de Turbevile. Thirteenth in descent from John was Kynard, "who hath a handsome large seat in this place, and a great estate." This was written in 1712. Three-and-twenty years afterwards, Kynard had died without posterity, bequeathing his estate to his nephew William Bagehot of Prestbury, who thereupon assumed the name and arms of De la Bere. It should be noted that Sir Richard Atkyns invariably uses the old form of De la Barr.

 

"At Southam there is still preserved a very curious picture, representing a knight kneeling on a cushion and holding in his hand a helmet which has just received the crest—a plume of five ostrich feathers issuing out of a ducal coronet. The constant tradition has been that this picture (certainly a very ancient one) commemorates a distinction conferred by Edward the Black Prince upon Sir Richard de la Bere, who rescued him from imminent peril in the battle of Crecy (1346)."—Castles of Herefordshire and their Lords, by C. J. Robinson.

 

Hutchins tells us that Bere Hacket, in Dorsetshire, "derived its distinctive name from a certain Haket de Bere, who was living in the time of Henry I., in like manner as Breamston is supposed to be so named from Brian de Insula." The Beres continued there till the fourteenth century.

 

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Extract from the De Banco Roll:

"Trinity: 6 Henry VII [ie. 1490]. m. 440:

Hampshire: William Symson was summoned to answer William Serle for illegal distress at a place called Langfords' Close in Soberton. Peter de Hoo gave the manor of Holywell to Nicholas at Bere, from whom it passed to his daughter Joanna at Bere, then to her son William Langford, then to his son, Robert Langford, then to his son Edward Langford, then to his son Thomas Langford who demised to the plaintiff. The case was adjourned."

Holywell is at Swanmore in Hampshire. The Langfords' main residence was at Bradfield in Berkshire. Joan at Bere's husband was Sir Thomas Langford, their son, William, was also a knight.

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