Records of Kendale Vol 1by William Farrer Litt.
Edited by John F. Curwen, F.S.A.
-95 lands of Kendale, namely Holm, Preston and Hoton, to hold by the service of the 4th part of a knight's fee. See Preston Patrick, s. d.
-46 grant which Gilbert, son of Roger FITZ-REINFRED, father of the grantor made to the said Thomas of the lands in Kendal which he held of the said Gilbert in Preston, Holme and Hoton, by bounds as stated. See Preston Patrick and C. and W. A. Soc. Trans. N.S. XIV, 55.
Richard de le BECK in goods 60s.
Robert de le BECK in goods 45s.
William de le BECK in goods 30s.
Patrick de GYLE in goods 45s.
Ralph de le BECK in goods 15s.
Richard de HALLEHEVED in goods 30s.
William SMITH (faber) in goods 40s.
Robert WALKER in goods 60s.
William de CULEWENNE in goods 30s.
John de le BECK in goods 15s.
John GEST in goods 20s.
Thomas LOCKES in goods 15s.
William WARDE in goods 30s.
John TRUTE in goods 33s. 6d.
Sum of goods, £33 8s. [recte £23 8s. 6d.], where of to the king 30s.
[recte 31s. 24/5d.]
James PYKERING, esquire, father of the said Christopher, whose heir he is, long before his death was seised of his manors of Methop and Hoton, otherwise Aldehoton, lands and tenements in Hoton and a yearly rent issuing from divers lands and tenements in Bles, so seised he by his charter, dated 27 July, 22 Edward IV (1482) enfeoffed thereof Reginald WARD and Richard LAWKELOND, chaplain, who so seised by their charter, dated 28 July, 22 Edward IV (1482) granted the same to the said James PYKERING, esquire, and Anne his wife, daughter of Christopher MORESBY, knight, to hold to them and the heirs of James, and they were siesed thereof, to wit: James in his own right and James and Anne in Anne's right; afterwards James died and Anne survived, and being solely seised, took to husband Humfrey CONYNGESBY knight, and so Humfrey and Anne were and still are seised.
The manor of Methop is held of the earl of Derby in socage, worth yearly clear £10. The manor of Hoton, or Aldehoton, etc. is held of the king, as of his manor of Kendall in socage, worth yearly clear £30. The said James was also seised of the manors of Killington and Thurbank and by his charter dated 23 May, 12 Henry vij (1497) he enfeoffed Christopher MORESBY, knt., Ambrose CRAKYNTHORP, James ROSE, Robert MORESBY and Anthony CRAKYNTHORP, esquires, to the use of the said James PYKERYNG, and to perform his will, dated 6 August, 12 Henry vij (1497) and declared that Anne his wife (now wife of Sir Humfrey CONYNGESBY, knight, one of the present king's justices), should have from issues of his lands etc., during the life of Margaret, his mother, 20 marks, and after Margaret's death lands and tenements to the value of 20 marks yearly clear, that each of his son's, namely James, Thomas and William, should have from the issues of his lands and tenements £10 yearly during the minority of the aforesaid Christopher PYKERING his (James') son and heir, and that Anne should have the governance of James, Thomas and William, his sons during their minority. He also willed that Anne his daughter, should have at her marriage £200 from the issues of his lands and tenements and that Christopher MORESBY should have of the issues and revenues of his lands and tenements 500 marks, which James owed Christopher for the marriage of Anne to him (James), and that his executors from the issues of his lands and tenements should find a priest to celebrate mass and other services for his soul for 7 years after his death, as is shewn in the inquest in Chancery after the death of the said James PYKERYNG.
The said feoffees, Ambrose, Robert MORESBY and Anthony so being seised of the manors of Killington and Thurbank, amongst other things (after the deaths of Christopher MORESBY and James ROSE), to the use to perform the said will and afterwards to the use of Christopher, son and heir of James; and the said Christopher PYKERYNG being so seised of the manor of Barbon, he, by indenture dated 2 March, 23 Henry vij (1508) made between the said Humfrey CONYNGESBY, and Anne his wife, of the one part, and the said Christopher PYKERING esq., son and heir of James and son and heir apparent of Anne, on the other part, it was agreed that whereas the feoffees were seised of the said manors of Killington and Thurbank, amongst other things, to the use of himself and his heirs, that he before the feast of Pentecost next, would make to Ambrose, Anthony, Humphrey and Anne and Robert LASSELS, esq., and Gilbert LOWTHER a sufficient estate in the manor of Barbron, amongst other things, to hold to the uses specified in said indenture. Christopher further granted to Humphrey and Anne, that Ambrose and Anthony and their co-feoffees should stand seised of the manors of Killington, Thurbank and Barbron, for security of the payment of £63 7s. 11d. and 600 marks to the said late king's behoof, 500 marks to Richard, bishop of Winchester, amongst other moneys specified in the indenture to keep the said Humphrey, his heirs and successors indemnified for payment of the aforesaid sums to the late king and bishop, the said Humphrey at the special request of Christopher was bound with the said Christopher, by several bonds, as is more fully specified in the indenture. Christopher further granted to Humphrey and Anne that if he, Christopher, and his heirs did not keep Humphrey, his heirs, &c. indemnified for the said payments, or if Humphrey, his heirs and assigns should pay any part thereof, that then Ambrose and his co-feoffees should stand seised of the manors of Killington and Thurbank and also Ambrose and his co-feoffees should stand seised of the manor of Barbron to the use of Christopher, his exors. And assigns, and that Humfrey and Anne or their exors. and assigns should have the profits of these manors until they should be kept indemnified for the said payments, and further until they should receive from the said issues and profits such sums as they should pay for the said Christopher and afterwards to the use of said Christopher and his heirs. Which same Christopher PYKERING by his charter, dated 15 March, 23 Henry vij (1508) granted and confirmed to Humfrey and Ann, Ambrose, Anthony, Robert LASSELS and Gilbert the said manor of Barbron, to hold to them, their heirs and assigns to the said use, which feoffees became thereof seised to the said use. Afterwards Anthony died and Ambrose and Robert MORESBY survived and were solely seised of the manors of Killington and Thurbank to the aforesaid use. And Robert LASSELS died, and Humfrey and Anne, Ambrose and Gilbert survived him and were and still are seised of the manor of Barbron to the aforesaid use.
Afterwards Christopher PYKERING made his will, signed with his own hand, as follows:
I Christopher PYKERYNG will my body to be buried at Penreth church if I decease in co. Westmorland or Cumberland, if I decease in co. York then my body to be buried in Esckryk church, and if I decease in any other place then my body to be buried with Christian burial by discretion of my executors; bequest to high altar of Penreth 6s. 8d., to church of Wynunderwath 6s. 8d., to church where my body shall be buried 6s. 8d., to Esckryk Church 6s. 8d., to Abbot and Convent of Shapp 6s. 8d., my exors., to find a priest to sing for my soul 12 years next after my decease, namely 1 year where my body is buried, and 7 other years to find an honest &c. priest at the University of "Oxenford or Cambrigge" by discretion of my executors; to the "Freers of Penreth" 6s. 8d. for dirige and mass, Freers of Carlyle 6s. 8d. for the like, 40s. alms to poor people where body buried and at the anniversary of death; debts to be paid out of the issues of his lands, except £20 yearly, which I will to Jane my wife for her life, so long as she remains sole; wills that Humfrey CONYNGESBY, one of the king's justices, and his mother (Anne) or either of them receive the issues of all his manors, lands and tenements specified in the indentures of 2 March, 23 Henry vij as well for Anne his mother's jointure as for such debts as I then owed, and for payment of such debts as the said Humfrey is or was bound to pay for me to the bishop of Winchester or to the late king; I will that my brother Thomas PYKERYNG have for life yearly £10 out of my manors and lands of Esckryke, I will that Gilbert LOWDER have yearly for life out of my lands 40s., I will that my uncle R[obert?] MORESBY have yearly for life £5 out of my manor of Eskryk, I will that Walter ABRE shall have 40s. Appoints as exors. Humfrey CONYNGISBY and Anne his wife and Ambrose CRAKYNGTHROP "Thes ij last lynes before wrytten with my owne hand witnesseth the premysses before Christofer PYKERYNG."
The jurors further say that the last will of James PYKERYNG is still unperformed, neither are the 500 marks fully raised or paid; that Humfrey paid for Christopher PYKERYNG, during Christopher's life to the use of £ of the said 500 marks and the said £63 7s. 11d. to the use of the late king and he also paid £250 to the bishop of Winchester out of the aforesaid 500 marks.
The manors of Kyllyngton and Thurbank are held of the heir of Thomas PARRE, knight, as of his castle of Kendale, Kyllyngton by the service of 1 pair of gilt spurs or 6d., Thurbank by fealty and a rent of 5s. and they are worth yearly clear £60. The manor of Barbron is held of the king as of his honor of Kendall in socage by fealty and a rent of 30s. and is worth yearly clear £20. Christopher died on Saturday, 5th September, 9 Hen. Viij (1517) and Anne his daughter is his next heir and is now aged 1 year and 4 days. James PYKERYNG, brother of the said Christopher PYKERYNG, is next heir male of James PYKERYNG, father of said Christopher and James, concerning all the manors, lands and tenements which are entailed to heirs, if there be any such, and he is aged 28 years; Excheq. Inq., p.m., ser., ii, file 121, n. 2.
James BATEMAN 1 1 Nycholas BECKE 10½
Robert BATEMAN 1 0 Nycholas BATEMAN 2 4
William NEILSON 10½ William BATMAN 1 2
George BATMAN 4 Nicholas BATMAN 10
Relict of Miles WHITWELL 9 Relict of Thomas BECK 1 5
William WHITWELL 9 Rychard BECK 8
Thomas BATEMAN 9 John ATKINSON 11½
Edward BECKE 6 Edward ATKINSON 11½
Jeffrey SYLL 7 Mathew MARTYNDALL 1 4
Henry HELME 10½ Relict of James BECKE 2
Richard BECKE 1 5 Edward SILL 4
Relict of Wm BATEMAN 2 0 Thomas SILL 11
Robert NEILSON 10½ Henry JOHNSON 2
William HELME 1 8 Nycolas MARTYNDALL 7
Robert BECKE 1 5 Relict of Leonard BREERE 4 2
William WALKER 2 John CAYSE 1 11
John BECKE 1 11 Roger BARWICK 1 7
Thomas BECKE 1 11 Robert BAITMAN 11
Thomas OXENFELL 2 1 Total 39s. 10½d.
Inquest taken at Kirkbykendall, 2nd October, 16 James I (1618), before Roger OTWAIE, esquire, escheator. Anthony HELME, yeoman was seised of a messuage in Oudhutton and 31 a. land, meadow and pasture, held of the king as of his manor of Kendall, called "le Marques fee," by suit of Court and rent, worth yearly clear 5s. He died 24 February, 14 James I (1617) & William HELME is his son and heir, now aged 44 years; Court of Wards Inq., p.m., vol. 59, n. 56.
Inquest taken at Kirkbikendall 2 October, 16 James I (1618) before Roger OTWAY, esq., escheator, by the oath of William BENSONE, James STRICKLAND, Edward WILSON, Allan STEPHENSON, John EWAN, Robert HARRLINGE, Peter MOOWSON, William BOWERDALL, Anthony GILPIN, Thomas GILPIN, Peter BIRKHEAD, Thomas ATKINSON, Gollphridus BORRETT, Edward BLAND and Adam COOCKE, who say that: James BECKE, yeoman, on the day he died, was seised of 1 messuage and tenement in Ould Hutton and 36 acres of land thereto belonging. The premises were then held of the king and now are held of Charles, Prince of Wales, as of his manor of Kendall called "le Marques fee" by suit of Court and a rent for all services and are worth yearly clear 10s. He died 16 August, 12 James I (1614) and Henry BECKE is his son and heir aged 28 years now. Chanc. Inquies., post mortem, ser., ii, vol. 676, n. 158.
Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall, 19 September, 19 James I (1621), before Joseph BOOTHE, gentleman, escheator. Thomas WILKINSON, chapman, was seised of 2 messuages and tenements at Becksyde in Olde Hutton and 30 a. land there; a moiety of a fulling mill in Old Hutton; and a messuage and tenement at Ealingwraye in Old Hutton and 20 a. land there. By his writing dated 12 September, 12 James I (1614), made between Roger BRADLEY of Underbarrowe, chapman, of the one part and the said Thomas WILKINSON of the other part, in consideration of a marriage then to be solemnized between Giles BRADLEY, second son of the said Roger BRADLEY, and Mary, only daughter of the said Thomas WILKINSON, he granted to Roger BRADLEY that upon reasonable request he would make a conveyance to William JACKSON of Kirkby Lonsdale, mercer, Barnard GILPIN of Underbarrowe, yeoman, and James BRADLEY of Underbarrowe, clothier, and their heris of all the aforesaid premises, to be limited to the use of the said Thomas WILKINSON and Elizabeth, then his wife, for their lives in survivorship and afterwards to the use of the said Giles BRADLEY, and his heirs begotten of the said Mary. And by another writing, in part performance of the agreement above specified, he enfeoffed William, Barnard and James of the premises; which were held of the king at the time of Thomas WILKINSON's death and are now held of Charles, prince of Wales, as of his manor of Kendall called "le Marques fee" in free socage namely by suit of court and a rent, worth yearly 20s. clear. He died 22 March 1614[-15] and Mary, now wife of Giles BRADLEY, was and is his daughter and next heir, now aged 25 years; Court of Wards Inq., p.m., vol. 64, n. 79.
Thomas ADLAN, yeoman, on the day he died was seised of 1 messuage and 10 acres of land, meadow and pasture and common of pasture and turbary to said mess., belonging in Olde Hutton. Premises held of king as of his manor of Kirkbie Kendall called "le Marquesse fee" in free socage and are worth yearly clear 6d. He died 25 September, 3 Chas. I (1627) and Elizabeth ADLAN is his daughter and nearest heir, aged 4 years 10 months now; Chanc. Inquis., post mort., ser., ii, vol. 707, n. 79.
Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall 29 Feb., 3 Chas. I (1627-28) before Roger OTWAY, gentleman, escheator, by writ of "diem clausit extremum," by the oath of John BAINBRIDGE, gentleman, Henry KITCHIN, Richard BECKE, Edward BLAND, Robert WILKINSON, William HELM, Brian EDMONDSON, Thomas MASKEWE, Giles SPEIGHT, John POWE, George WILSON, Robert PHILLIPSHON, who say that: James FORREST was seised of 1 mess., & tenement in Ouldhutton called "nearrer Hudriddinge" and 40 acres of land thereto belonging; and 1 other messuage with garden in Holmscales and died so seised. Said premises held of king as of his manor of Kendall called "le Richmond Fee" and are worth yearly clear 40s. He died 19 January, 2 Chas. I (1626-27) and Edward FORREST is his son and next heir aged 15 years 6 months now; Chanc. Inquis., post mort., Ser., ii, vol. 709, n. 220.
Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall 29 Feb., 3 Chas. I (1627-28) before Roger OTWAY, gentleman, escheator, by writ of "diem clausit extremum," by the oath of John BAINBRIDGE, gentleman, Henry KITCHIN, Richard BECKE, Edward BLAND, Robert WILKINSON, William HELM, Brian EDMONDSON, Thomas MASKEWE, Giles SPEIGHT, John POWE, George WILSON and Robert PHILLIPSON, gen., who say that: Richard FORREST was seised of 1 messuage and tenement at le Bridgend in Ouldhutton, and 2 closes of land called "Askees alias Aspers" in Oldhutton, and 1 close called "Eskrigge myre" in Oldhutton, and 2 closes called "great Eskrigges," 1 close called "lower Eskrigge" in Oldhutton and 1 close there called "le Hagge," and 1 messuage and tenement in Oldhutton late in tenure of Anthony NEALSON of yearly rent of 6s. 6d., and 1 burgage or tenement in Kirkby Kendall on west side of a road there called "Highgate" then or late in tenure of Nicholas COCKE of yearly rent of 17s., and 1 burgage and tenement in Kirkbykendall late in tenure of Stephen JUDSON of yearly rent of 17s., and 1 messuage and tenement there late in tenure of WILLISON and then in tenure of Miles ROBINSON of yearly rent of 20s. Premises all held of the king as of his manor of Kendall called "le Richmond fee" and are worth yearly clear £5. He died 1 March, 2 Chas. I (1626-27) and Edward FORREST is his son and next heir, aged 6 years 7 months now; Chanc. Inquis., post mort., ser., ii, vol. 707, n. 63.
Inquest taken at Kirkbie Kendall 23 Sept., 4 Chas. I (1628) before Henry COWPER, esq., escheator, by the oath of Anthony KNIPE, Henry FEYLDE, gentlemen, Thomas BRIGGES, Allan STEPHENSON, John BIRKETT, William HODGSON, Adam SHEPHEARDE, Robert HARLINGE, Henry GARNETT, Edward HARLINGE, Edmond GARNETT, James HARDIE, Christopher PHILLIPSON, William JENNINGES, Charles JOHNSON and John JACKSON, yeoman, who say that: William GEENWOOD, yeoman, on the day he died was seised of 1 capital messuage, 1 garden and 1 barn to the said mess., belonging in Old Hutton. Premises held of king as of his manor of Kirkbie Kendall called "le Marquesse fee" and are worth yearly clear 6d. He died 25 December, 1626 and Robert GREENEWOOD is his brother and next heir aged at time of his brother's death 40 years; Chanc. Inquis., post mort., Ser., ii, vol. 709, n. 212.
So seised Henry BECK by his will in writing dated 20 December, 1628 bequeathed all the said lands, tenements and free rents in Oldhutton, Holmeskales, Kendall, Bradleyfeild and Minsfeet, to his son Mathew BECK and his heirs for ever. Will shown to jurors.
The messuages, tenements, free rents and other the premises in Oldhutton and Holmeskales, and the 3 burgages and 3 tofts in Kendall are held of the king as of his manor called "le Richmond fee" within the barony of Kendall by fealty and a rent in socage and are worth yearly clear £5. The 1 acre in Minsfeet is held of the king as of his barony or manor of Kendall called "le Marques fee" but by what service they know not, and is worth yearly clear 6d. The 2 acres of Bradlyfeild are held of the king as of his manor of Kendall called "Marques fee" by fealty and 1 grain of pepper to be paid yearly at feast of St. Martin in winter in common socage and not in chief or by knight service and are worth yearly clear 12d. He died 21 December last (1628) and Mathew BECK is his son and heir, aged 25 years and upwards now; Court of Wards, Inquis., post mort., vol. 81, n. 23.
Henry FORREST so being seised by his will dated 18 April, 3 Charles I (1627) bequeathed the said £3 6s. 0d. of free rent in Oldhutton to Richard WARDE and Edward WARDE his son and his heirs. And bequeathed to Dorothy FORREST his wife and Elizabeth FORREST his daughter and heir and the heirs of the said Elizabeth all the messuages and tenements aforesaid in Oldhutton and Holmskailes and for default of such issue then to the use of Edward FORREST, son and heir of James FORREST brother of the said Henry, for term of his life and afterwards to the use of the 1st issue male of the said Edward's body for his life and heirs male of his body, and for default of such to the 2nd issue male of the said Edward's body for the life and after his death then to use of the 1st issue male of the body of the 2nd heir and heirs of his body, and for default of such then to the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th heir male of the body of the said Edward FORREST for the tem of their several lives and their heirs male respectively, and for default of such then to the use of Edward FORREST and James FORREST two of the sons of Richard FORREST brother of the said Henry FOREST and their heirs for ever amongst them to be divided equally. Will shown to Jurors.
The aforesaid messuages, lands and tenements anciently were the lands and tenements of PICKERING.
The several messuages, lands and tenements are held of the king as of his manor of Kendall called "le Richmond Fee" by fealty and a free rent of 19d. yearly and are worth yearly clear 40s. He died 25 April, 1637, and Elizabeth is his daughter and heir and she is aged 8 years and 3 days now. And the aforesaid Dorothy is still living. Court of Wards Inquis., post mort., vol. 91, n. 83.
Inquest taken at Kirkbykendall 10 October, 14 Chas. I (1638 before) William BRISCOE, gentleman, escheator, by the oath of James WADESON, Rowland GIBSON, Robert HARLING, James AUDLAND, Robert ROBINSON, John MOORE, Mathew WILSON, John HARRISON, Miles WILLIAMSON, John WARRINER, John WALKER, John BIRKETT, John HALHEAD, John BETHOM and James BELL, who say that:
William WALKER, yeoman, on the day he died was seised of 1 messuage and tenement at Bendrigge in Old Hutton and divers lands etc., thereto belonging by estimation 20 acres; and 1 other mess. and tenement called "le Wringes" in Old Hutton and divers lands, etc., thereto belonging by estimation 10 acres; and 2 enclosures of land, meadow and pasture called "le Kinn" and "Woodhouse close" in Old Hutton containing by estimation 12 acres.
So seised he by his indenture dated 1 June, 14 Chas. I (1638) between himself of the one part and John WALKER of Hegholme, yeoman, and Miles WALKER of Harprigg in Killington, yeoman, of the 2nd part, bargained and sold to them the said John and Miles and their heirs all the said premises. To have and to hold to them their heirs and assigns to the use of himself for life. And to have and to hold the messuage called "le Wringes" and lands thereto belonging and a moiety of the messuage called "Bendrigge" and of the 2 enclosures called "Kinn" and "Woodhouse close" and lands etc., thereto belonging, as then they were divided, to the use of Elizabeth then his wife and her assigns, should she survive him, for her life, and immediately after both their deaths and the longest liver of them to have and to hold all the said premises to the said John and Miles WALKER, their heirs and assigns to the use of William WALKER, younger son of William WALKER, late of Harprigge then deceased and heirs male of his body &c, and for default of such to use of Brian WALKER, brother of the said William WALKER, the son and heirs male of his body etc., and for default of such to Brian WALKER, son and heir apparent of said John WALKER and heirs male of his body etc., and for default of such to right heirs of Brian WALKER son of said John for ever. Indenture shown to jurors.
By virtue of the statute of uses William WALKER of Bendrigge was seised of the premises in his demesne as of free tenement with remainder as above said, and so seised he died 7 July last (1638). And Elizabeth his wife survives him.
The premises are held of the king as of his manor of Kendall called "le Richmond Fee" by fealty and a free rent of 18d. yearly and are worth yearly clear 40s. And John ATKINSON was and is kinsman and nearest heir of said William WALKER of Bendrigge and is aged 30 years and upwards now; Chanc. Inquis., post mort., ser., ii, vol. 641, n. 64.
1644 William PRICKETT, gentleman, held 2 messuages, one called le Townehouse, the other called le Orebanke, 24 a. land, 5 a. meadow, and 16 a. pasture, with appurtenances, in Ould Hutton, of the king as of the manor of Kirkebykendall, now called le Richmonde Fee, in free socage. Allan PRICKETT, son and heir, within age. Escheats, 19 Charles I: Rawlinson M.S.B. 437, f. 84 d.
72 in number -- £3 12s. 0d. tax.
Henry SAULL 2 Antho YEATES 2
Jyles SPIGHT 2 Mr. Henry WILSON 3
John PIERSON 1 Henry WILLYSON 1
Tho GUY 2 Richard SPIGHT 2
Widd ROBINSON 2 Stephen WILLIAMSON 2
John GATHRON 2 Leonard ATKINSON 2
Henry DAWSON 1 Miles TOWNSON 1
Rowland WRIGHTSON 1 Edward NICHOLSON 2
Willm LOWRYMOR 1 Timo CLARKE 2
Robert BARWICKE 1 Tho ATKINSON 2
Willm THOMPSON 1 Willm BECKE 1
Robert WALKER 1 Mr. Willm BATEMOND 3
Nich WOOD 1 Henry BECKE 2
Gilbert GILPIN 2 Willm SPIGHT 1
James MITCHELL 2 Mr. Roger BATEMOND 6
Robert ROBINSON 2 Tho CHAIN 2
Richard JACKSON 2 George CROSBY 1
Antho HOLME 2 Tho BECKE 1
Richard BRADSHAW 1 These following persons are
Mr. Willm BATEMOND 2 discharged by certificates
James DAWSON 2 unpaid.
Tho ROBINSON 2 Chr BLAYMYRE 1
Walter BECKE 1 Bryan NELSON 1
Return to top