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Fay Sampson’s Family History

This site is a work-in-progress. There is a massive amount to cover. I have included both male and female lines, and some go back 30 generations. Keep coming back for more.
I have numbered the generations working backwards from my own as (1)


 JOHN KEYNES was the son of Thomas Keynes, lord of the manor of Winkleigh and Margaret, daughter of Sir John Beaumont of Yolston, north of Holsworthy.[1] His father’s Inquisition Post Mortem shows that John was born in 1352, or late 1351.[2] This was the reign of Edward III and the time of Hundred Years War. But the immediate concern in Devon was the devastation of the Black Death, which killed thousands and left the countryside without enough people to work it properly.

We do not know what brothers and sisters John may have had.

His father died in October 1361, when John, who was his eldest son, was aged nine. John would have become a ward of the king during his minority, as his father had before him.


JOAN WAMPFORD. Sir William Pole’s 17th century pedigree tells us that John’s wife was ‘Jone, daughter & coheire of Nicolas Wampford.[3]

She was the elder of two daughters. She had a younger sister Eleanor, though there may have been other siblings who did not survive.

When her father died in 1398, Joan was “aged 40 years and more”, putting her birth in the 1350s.

Her father held the manor of Efford, across the bay from the future seaside resort of Bude. Joan is likely to have grown up at Ebbingford Manor, which was then the only house there of any note. He also held land in Black Torrington, on the River Torridge in North Devon.

He was a merchant, who served one, possibly two, terms as High Sheriff of Cornwall.

Her mother was Jone.


John and Joan were married in the 1370s. In 1377 the fifty-year reign of Edward III ended and his grandson Richard II came to the throne.

They had five sons: John, born 1379-80, Richard, William, Nicholas and Edmund.[4]

As the young lord of the manor, John would have to cope with the consequences of the Black Death, and recurring outbreaks of plague. A third of the population had died in the middle of the 14th century. There were not enough labourers left to farm the land. Probably parts of John’s many estates would have fallen out of cultivation. An attempt to peg the wages of farm workers failed. Many simply absconded to the towns. Landowners were often forced to abandon the feudal practice of agricultural service by their tenants and accept a monetary rent instead. It was necessary to lease some of their land to others. The feudal relationship between lord and peasantry would never be the same again.

In 1380, the vicar of Winkleigh, Nicholas Colet, was charged with poaching on land belonging to the Bishop of Exeter at Morchard Bishop, Crediton, and elsewhere. He ‘escaped without punishment’.[5]

Land at Werringstone, or Weston, in the parishes of Awliscombe and Buckerell, near Honiton, had long been in the possession of the Keynes family. It was held of the honour, or barony, of Bradninch. In 1388 John presented a writ to the court of Bradninch complaining that he should not be required to answer to that court for these lands. His complaint was backed by the testimony of many witnesses.

KEYNES, John.                                12 Richard II. [1388]
Miscell. Inquisitions. 241 (65).

m.1.  Writ directed to the steward of the Court of Bradenench, on the complaint of John Keynes that he is wrongfully required to do suit at that court for land in Weryngiston.

Dated at Westminster 23 June 12 Richard II. [1388].

m.2.  Devon.

INQUISITION taken at Bradeneche at the Court leet held there Saturday the morrow of St. Denys 12 Rich. II. [Saturday 10 Oct. 1388], before John Copleston, steward; by the oath of Roger Polyforde, Roger Vacy, John Brompston, Thomas Olyuer, William Smyth, Ralph Typet, Thomas Petyt, John Russel, John Persoun, Thomas Scote, Gregory atte Shute & Ralph Shephurde: who say that John Keynes ought not to do suit at the court of Bradeneche, none of his ancestors, tenants of Weryngeston, were ever wont to do suit for lands held there of the lordship of Bradeneche. Such suit has been exacted as well of said John as of Thomas his father, but not done.

John and Joan’s son Richard was born either in 1386-7 or in 1389-90.[6] There is conflicting evidence in the IPM of his elder brother John. He was probably the second son, with daughters born between John junior and him. We do not have birth dates for the other children.

As you enter the front door of the Kings Arms, in the centre of the village, you are met by this legend:

“The legend of Sir Simon de Winkleigh

In March 1393 Sir Simon rode out to protect his land and villagers from the
great Wyrm (or Dragon)  The next time he went he was eaten by the Wyrm and
all that was left was his shield.”[7]

There were two manors in Wingkleigh: Winkleigh Keynes and Winkleigh Tracey. There is no record of a Simon in either family, though there may have been younger sons who went unrecorded.

Joan’s father and mother both died in 1398. Joan’s co-heir should have been her sister Eleanor, but she had already died, leaving her 7-year-old son John Durant to share the inheritance with Joan. The Wampford estates were divided equally between them.

After her mother’s death we have the following:[8]

By bill of the treasurer.
Sept 11. Order to Henry Ilcombe, escheator in the county of Cornwall, – Westminster,
pursuant to an inquisition made by him shewing that Joan late the wife of Nicholas Wampford held the manor of Efforde for life, with reversion to Joan, one of the daughters and heirs of Nicholas, whom John Keynes has taken to wife, and John  son of John Durant the son of Eleanor, second daughter of the said Nicholas, kinsman and the other heir of Nicholas, the said Joan being of full age and John son of John being a minor in the king’s ward, and that the manor is held of the king of his castle of Launston, as of the duchy of Cornwall, by knight’s service, except a messuage and a carucate of land in Wastpreyhele which are part of the said manor and are held of others than the king, – to take the fealty of the said John Keynes, make a partition of the manor into two equal parts, and cause the said John and Joan to have full seisin of Joan’s pourparty thereof, as the king, for 10s paid in the hanaper, has respited until Martinmas next the homage due from John by reason of his having offspring by Joan; provided always that both the said heirs and parceners have in their respective pourparties a share of the lands of the said manor which are held of the king, and so be the king’s tenants.

The pourparty of the said John son of John is to be retained in the king’s hand until further order.

“Hanaper” meant the exchequer.

John Keynes was given custody of Efford during the minority of John Durant.[9]

1399 Oct 24.
By bill of the treasurer.
Commitment to John Keynes, – by mainprise of Henry Seint, Westminter, John of the county of Devon, John Sheriston of the county of Cornwall and John Keynes, the younger, of the said county of Devon, – of the keeping of a moiety of the manor of Efford, co. Cornwall, late of Nicholas Wampford and Joan his wife, tenants in chief of the king as of his castle of Launceston, the said moiety being in the king’s hand by the deaths of Nicholas and Joan and by reason of the minority of John the son of John Durant, kinsman and one of the heirs of the said Nicholas; to hold the same from Michaelmas last until the lawful age of the said heir, rendereing 13 marks yearly at the Exchequer by equal portions at Easter and Michaelmas; with clause touching maintenance of buildings and support of charges..

The Keynes were a powerful family in Devon for many centuries. John Keynes was High Sheriff of Devon in 1399, the first year of the reign of Henry IV.[10]

There is lengthy deed of 1401-4 which concerns a dispute over the manor of Trelask and other properties in Cornwall and the church at North Hill on the eastern edge of Bodmin Moor. It names both Joan’s father Nicholas Wampford and John Keynes junior, who was John and Joan’s eldest son.[11]

  1. John de Mules the son gave property to Nicholas Wampford and Richard Hill, chaplain and their heirs and assigns.
  2. Nicholas Wampford and Richard Hill gave property to John de Mules (son of James de Mules) and Alianora his wife and their heirs.
  3. King willed justice should be done. Directed John Keynes junior (holder of the property for Crown) to appear in Chancery in quindene of Holy Trinity forthcoming to show cause if any why property should not be restored to two Margarets, two Johns and Ismania. Witd. King at Westminster 13 May 2 Hen. IV. (1401).
  4. On appointed day William Marney, the sheriff returned that he had summoned John Keynes to appear by William Hamely and John Botreaux.
  5. Keynes did not appear therefore it was decided to cancel the letters patent granting him custody of the property.
  6. Thomas Conele said John Mules son of James Mules did not give property to Nicholas Wampford and Richard Hill, chaplain. Nor did Nicholas and Richard give manor of John son of James and Alianor his wife. Alianora after death of John de Mules (son of James) did not give the manor to a certain Thomas Trewyn. Nor did Thomas Trewyn give manor to Thomas Shelley, Kt.
  7. Thomas Conele stated John Mules (son of James) lord of Trelosk gave property to Richard Hill, vicar of Lewannick. Charter to R. Hill recited John Mules, lord of Trelosk – Richard Hill, vicar of Lewannick, – manor of Trelosk with mills, rents and services of Robert Halya, Laurence atte Holebrigge, Bartholomew atte Driework, John Grigory, Richard Phelyp, Robert Griga. Also John Mules – Richard Hill – – manor of Okesborn in Devon with woods, mills etc. and advowson of Okesborn with rents and services of free and conventionary tenants – – demesne in Lechebrok Mulys with services of free and conventionary tenants – – messuages and tenements in Fennya Tetteborn in parish of Credition with rents and services of free and conventionary tenants. To Richard Hill to hold of Chief lords of fee. Warranty clause. Sealing clause. Witd. Serlo Wise Robert de Tregodek, Nicholas de Treugo of County of Cornwall, John Caynes, John Salle, William Cookker, Giles de Aysshe of County of Devon. Dated at Lewannick, Thursday next after the feast of the Conception of Blessed Mary 49 Ed. III (1375). [Fennya Tetteborn is Venny Tedburn, a hamlet between Tedburn St Mary and Crediton.]

The deed shows the involvement of the Keynes and Wampford families in the affairs of more than one county.

On 24 May 1402, we find John Keynes acting with another ancestor, John Whiting of Kentisbeare. Both are said to be ‘hiers and consanguines’ of Richard Stapledon, knight. John’s great-great-grandmother was Joan Stapledon, sister of Sir Richard, and of Bishop Walter Stapledon. The agreement was between the two Johns and the Dean and Chapter of Exeter Cathedral to ‘save them harmless’ from an action brought against them concerning land at Drannock in Cornwall. In another deed, dated 6 June that year, provides a bond of indemnity from this suit, the two Johns having entered a plea of warranty on behalf of the Chapter. The case concerned an acre of land at Drannock and the advowson (right to appoint the clergyman) of Gwinnear church. In 1311, Sir Reginald de Beville had given this to Sir Richard Stapledon, who gave it to the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The ground rent paid to John Keynes and John Whiting was to be used solely for the maintenance of 12 scholars at Stapledon College, Oxford.[12]

In 1407 John Keynes stood warranty, with others, for a lease relating to land in at Alwynesheigh in Somerset.[13]

John’s IPM shows that over the years, he had made over much of his extensive estates to his sons. In 1397 he granted property in Thorry in Hartland to John junior and his wife Margery. As the eldest son, John junior also stood to inherit everything which his father had not granted to others.

John’s grandmother Isabel Wake had brought the Keynes family land in Dowlish Wake in Somerset. In 1414, part of this Dowlish estate was held by Christine Brockampton. On her death it was to revert to John senior, and after him to his son William. William did not live to inherit, but must have been alive in February 1414. Land at Blacktorrington and Whitelylond were also leased for the life of a couple. They were held by the sons Nicholas and William during their father’s lifetime, and were then to pass to another son, Edmund.

Nicholas and his wife Maud were granted the manor of Caundelwake in Dorset in 1418 and a share in the manors of Stokewake and Hulle in the same county. Nicholas shared with two others the rents and services of Henry Fulford in Cornwall. In 1418 Henry Fulford died and the three gained possession of the lands. They too were to pass to Edmund when John died. In Devon, the estates of Werringstone, Youldon and Wolwaye were to revert to Nicholas and Maud on John’s death.

Edmund also stood to inherit some property at his father’s death which his brother Nicholas held until then.

Curiously there is no mention of the son Richard in John senior’s lengthy IPM. The abstract does not include the Inquisition made in Southampton. Perhaps Richard had land in Hampshire, or his father may have granted him land outright in the West Country, without the conditions which would appear in an IPM. A third possibility is that father and son had fallen out.

John’s IPM shows that Joan owned land jointly with him, and had brought considerable estates to the marriage. The hundred of Blacktorrington had belonged to her and her ancestors ‘from time immemorial’. The manor of Lachebrook, was part of her inheritance. She held lands jointly with John in Cornwall and Devon.

We do not know when she died, but it was before John’s death in January 1420.

Their son William also died between 1414 and 1420, and left no children.

John died on 9 Jan 1420, in the short, but glamorous, reign of Henry V, who lifted national spirits with victory at Agincourt in 1415. Unlike his father and grandfather, John lived to a good age. He was 67 when he died.

John’s IPM is a particularly long one, even in the form of an abstract. The abstract does not list the Hampshire lands John owned, but gives details of his holdings in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset, a measure of his wealth and power.

KEYNES, John, senior     7 Henry V. [1419/20]

Chancery Inq.p.m. Hen V. File 42(69)


m.1 & 2. Southampton

m.3  Writ to escheator of Somerset & Dorset, dated at Westminster 28 Jan.7 Henry V. [1419/20]

m.4.             Somerset

INQUISITION taken at Ilemynstre, Thursday after St. Matthias 7 Hen.V. [Thursday 29 Feb. 1419/20] before John Welyngton, escheator, by the oath of John Gilden, William Malsell, John Roller, William Trote, John Rocke, Nicholas Knoll, William Presford, John Huwet, Thomas Hunt, William Courteys, Thomas Bodyn & John Leigh of Alwynsheghe who say that John Keynes, senior, held the manors & advowsons of Estdouelysshe & Westdouelysshe, by the gift of Walter de Soureye to one John Keynes & Isabel his wife & their heirs; they had issue Thomas, father of John Keynes, senior, aforesaid, father of John Keynes, yet living. The said manors are held of the King’s honour of Trowbrug, of the duchy of Lancaster, by knight’s service.

In Estdouelysshe are rents of divers tenants, £8,[1] 20 messuages, 12 cottages & 10 tofts, worth nought beyond reprises; 2 gardens worth nought &c. 1 windmill 6s. 8d. 1 dovecot worth nought; 300 acres of land worth yearly £2; 10 of meadow, 10s., 400 of pasture & moor, 13s. 4d., 100 of wood 3s. 4d.

In Westdouelysshe rents £3.13s.4d.[2] 10 messuages, 6 cottages, 4 tofts & 2 gardens worth nought beyond reprises. 1 windmill, 3s. 4d. 100 acres of arable worth yearly 20s., 10 of meadow 8s., 100 of pasture & moor 6s. 8d.[3] 100 of wood, 3s. 4d.[4]

Also 1 acre in Compton Martyn, in la Overcourtclos there, with the advowson alternately by the gift of John Benyn & William Roucetre, by charter dated 8 Jan. 8 Hen.IV. [1406-7], held of the Earl of Huntingdon, worth, &c. 6d.

Also the reversion of the residue of the manor of Compton Martyn & of the advowson, by the gift of Hugh Simon & Richard Walrond, by charter dated 8 Jan. 8 Hen.IV. [1406-7] made to Richard Michell & Agnes his then wife & their heirs, with remainder in default of issue to John Keynes named in the writ & his heirs, held of the same earl, worth, &c. £5.

Also the remainder of 1 messuage, 50 acres of land, 6 of meadow & 4 of [moor], called Wythell in the parish of Kyngestone between Westdouelissh & Estdouelissh & on the south side of Wythell between le Hedestok & Kyngestone on le Douelissh Downe on both sides of the way there called Wythellespecys, by the gift of William Torpley, clk., by charter dated Monday after the feast of Purification 1 Hen.V. [Monday 5 Feb. 1413/14] to Thomas Brokkampton, deceased, & Cristine his wife, yet living, for their lives, with remainder to the said John Keynes, senior, with remainder to William Keynes, son of said John, & his heirs, with remainder in default of issue to the right heirs of John:

William died without issue. The premises are held of William Hankeford, Knt., John Hals, Henry Foleford, John Stourton of Preston, Robert Veel, John Brewer, clk, Ralph Eustas, clk., Robert Spret, clk., & William Mirydene, of the manor of Codeworth; worth, &c. £2.

A fine was levied Easter 7 Hen.V. & Michaelmas following [1419] between John Keynes, sen., plaintiff, & the said William Hankeford, &c. deforciants, of the manor of Codeworth, & 20 messuages, 6 carucates, 20 acres of meadow & 10 of wood in Codeworth, Werthely benersshe, Auenelesheyghes, Kynge . . . ., Coymelford, Lodenay, Walterscombe, Craft & Henton St. George, whereby plaintiff acknowledged the premises to be the right of deforciants, who are yet seised thereof.

John Keynes, sen. died 9 Jan. last past. [1419/20]

John, son & heir, aged 40.

m.5.  Dorset

Inquisition taken at Milton Abbot 11 March 7 Hen.V. [1419-20], before John Welyngton, escheator, by the oath of Hugh Ponchardon, Ralph Belton, William Keggewooth, John Henystrygge, Roger Veele, Richard Porter, John Kynge, Thomas Palyngton, Robert Frye, John Frye, Richard Sewyn, & Walter Popeiay. Who say that John Keynes, sen., was seised of the manors of Stokewake & Hulle, with lands in Pulham & granted the same to Robert Hulle, sen., John Hals, John Stourton of Preston, Henry Foleford, Robert Veel & Nicholas Keynes his son, all yet living, for their lives, by charter dated 20 Dec. 7 Hen.V. [1419] with reversion to the said John Keynes, sen. He held the said reversion at his death.

The manor of Stokewake is held of the abbess of Shafton, worth by the year, clear, £20.

Pulham & Hulle are held of Thomas Colyn, worth &c. £5.

He was also seised of the manor of Caundelwake, & by charter dated at Caundelwake 5 Aug. 6 Hen.V. [1418] granted the same to Nicholas Keynes his son & Maud his wife, daughter of John Molyns of Southpederton, & the heirs male of Nicholas, who are yet seised thereof. John held the reversion thereof at his death, of the prior of Worsprynge: the manor is worth by the year, clear, £8.

Death & heir as above.

m.6.  Writ to escheator of Devon & Cornwall, dated at Westminster 28 Jan. 7 Hen.V. [1419/20]

m.7.  Cornwall.

Inquisition taken at Stratton Monday after St. Matthias 7 Hen.V. [Monday 26 Feb. 1419/20] before Henry Foleford, escheator, by the oath of Richard Pen[wic], Thomas Trevysek, John ….sak, Ralph Langeford, Roger Atterleye, Richard Gerveys, Nicholas Langeford, William Donecomb, Richard Northdon, Richard Mayowe, John T . . . . on, John Southwestecote, who say that John Keynes, sen., & Joan his wife were seised of 8 messuages, 2 tofts, 2 carucates & 64 acres of land, 6 of meadow, 200 of pasture, 30 of wood, 10s. rent, & a moiety of 3 tofts, 51 acres of land, 4 of meadow & 60 of pasture in Westsprayhele, Loterygge, Takebeare, Boweton, Stratton, Efford, Stonlond, Bythestrond, Coleton, Pynchelegh, Ketellegh, Marchallyslond, Crabhay, Borecote, Pennalym, Cardynan, Wyke St Mary, Braderygge & Biename[5]

A fine was levied of the premises Trinity 3 Hen.V. & Michaelmas of that year [1415] between Henry Foleford & Wilelma his wife, plaintiffs, & the said John Keynes & Joan his wife, deforciants. Henry acknowledged the premises to be the right of John, as that which deforciants have of the gift of Henry & deforciants rendered the same to plaintiffs & the heirs of Henry, to hold of deforciants & the heirs of John by 1/6 of a knight’s fee “Moritoun”, & a rent of £5.6s.8d. with remainder to the heirs of Willelma, & if she die without issue with reversion to John & Joan & the heirs of John. Henry is yet seised thereof. Joan is dead.

After her death, on 24 July 4 Hen.V. [1416], John Keynes granted that Henry & Willelma should hold the premises of himself & his heirs for £3. 6s 8d. yearly; & 1/6 of a fee as before, during life of Henry, after his death Willelma to pay £5. 6s. 8d.

Willelma died & after her death, on 1 January 5 Hen.V. [1417-18] John Keynes granted the premises in Westsprayhele & Loterygge now called Loteryggewode to Henry & his heirs, to hold of John & his heirs in free socage, paying during minority of Henry’s heirs 27s. 8d. yearly, & 6s. relief: when any heir shall attain majority, then to pay £5.6s.8d yearly.

3 April 6 Henry V. [1418] John Keynes, sen., granted to Nicholas his son, Thomas Pyllond, & John Bruer, parson of the church of Douelyschewake, the rents & services of Henry Foleford & his heirs & the reversion of the premises, with remainder to Edmund son of the said John Keynes & his heirs male.

20 Aug. 6 Hen.V. [1418] the said Nicholas, Thomas Pyllond & John Bruer became seised thereof by the hand of Henry Foleford.

Edmund Keynes is yet living.

The premises are worth by the year, clear, £2.

Death & heir as above.

m.8.  Devon  [In bad condition]

Inquisition taken at Exeter 5 March 7 Hen.V. [1419/20], before Henry Foleford, escheator, by the oath of Richard Holand, John Holand, Nicholas Speccote, Robert Salle, John Spenser, Gilbert Bisshop, William Michell, Henry Merwode, John Mayour, Thomas Brusshford, Robert [Yeo ?] & William Brusshford: who say that John Keynes, sen., was seised of the manor of Wynkelegh Keynes & the hundred of Wynkelegh, held of the heirs of the Lord le de Spenser by knight’s service.

In that manor are rent of divers tenants, worth . . . . yearly; 23 messuages, 12 cottages, worth nought beyond reprises, 200 acres of arable worth yearly . . . . , 20 acres of meadow, 26s 8d., 40 of pasture & moor, 26s. 8d., [2] mills, 26s. 8d., 200 acres of wood, 6s. 8d., the hundred, 20s. One messuage in . . . . held of . . . . in socage, worth by the year, clear, 6s. 8d. One messuage & one carucate in Hertylond, held of . . . .

By charter dated 12 March [20 ?] Rich.II. [1396/7 ?] he granted the said messuages & his tenements at Thorry in Hertelond to John Keynes his son, yet living, & Margery his wife, now dead, & their heirs, with reversion to grantor & his heirs:- held of John Dynham, knt., in free socage,  by rent of 6d. & 1 lb. of pepper, worth, &c. 30s. Also 1 carucate of land, 10 acres of meadow, 40 of pasture in Weryngston.

By charter dated 8 July 6 Hen.V. [1418] he granted the same, by name of all his lands in Weryngeston, Yuedon & Wolwey by Honyton, to John Widecombe & Nicholas Abell, clk.

On Monday after the feast of Assumption 6 Hen.V. [Monday 17 Aug. 1418] they granted the same to John Brewere, clk., & Robert Veel, during life of John Keynes, with remainder to Nicholas Keynes his son & Maud his wife & their heirs male, with remainder to the right heirs of John Keynes, sen. The premises are held of the King’s manor of Bradenynch in the duchy of Cornwall, worth, &c. £2.

John Kaynes & Joan his wife were seised of 2 messuages, 2 carucates, 40 acres of meadow, 200 of pasture, 200 of moor & the moiety of 6 acres of wood in Blaketoryton & . . . .will called Whitelyelond.

A fine was levied of the same between Henry Foleford & Willelma his wife & John Kaynes & Joan his wife, whereby the premises were granted to Henry & Willelma, to hold of John & Joan & the heirs of John, for their lives, by rent of a rose, with remainder to Nicholas Keynes & William Keynes during life of the said John Keynes, sen., of Wynkelegh, & after his death to Edmund his son & his heirs male, with reversion to John Keynes, sen., Joan his wife & the heirs of John. Edmund is yet living; Joan is dead.

2 messuages, 2½ carucates, 140 acres of pasture, 140 of moor, . . . .,  in Blaketoryton called Whytelond, included in the said fine, are held of Almaric Fitz Waryn, worth, &c. 30s. The residue [is in ?] Radefernlond, held of Robert Cary, worth, &c. 10s.

John Auenell held the manor of Lokkes[beare] of the said John Keynes, sen., & his heirs, by knight’s service. John Keynes held it of John Cambon, sen.

John Keynes also held, of the inheritance of Joan his late wife, the manor of [L]achebrok, held of Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon, by knight’s service, of his honour of Okhampton, in the King’s hands, since the death of Edward father of said Hugh.

There are divers rents in that manor, 10 messuages, 10 cottages, 100 acres of arable worth yearly 20s. . . . . meadow, 20s., 100 acres of pasture & moor, 13s. 4d.

Also he held of that inheritance 2 messuages, 1 carucate of land & 100 acres of pasture in [Floyers] Westcote in the said manor of [Lachebrok] held of the said honour of Okhampton, the arable worth yearly 16s. 4d., the pasture [6s. 8d.]

He held of that inheritance, one messuage & 1 furlong in [Bokerelle ?] with ½ an acre called Nomanslond parcel of that land of Bokerelle, [Bokeputte ?] of the said Almaric Fitz Waryn; the furlong contains 30 acres, worth, &c. 6s. 6d. The ½ acre 6d.

Also the moiety of a furlong held of Richard Foghler, containing 12 acres of arable & 4 of meadow, worth, &c. [5s  4d.]

Also 1 messuage, 16 acres of land, . . . . of meadow, & 20 of pasture & moor, held of the heirs of Thomas Affeton, worth, &c. 10s.

Also 1 messuage & 2 furlongs in Smythencote, held of the heirs of Ralph Lapflode.

Also the hundred of Blaketoriton, held of the said Almaric Fitz Waryn, in socage, by 13s. 4d. rent, held by Joan & her ancestors from time immemorial, worth, &c. £2.

Richard Foghler held . . . . at a yearly rent of 4s., of John Keynes, sen., [who held it] of the said inheritance, of Thomas Affeton.

John White held . . . . in Northecote, by 10s. rent, of John Keynes, sen., who held of said Almaric.

[William Snowe ?] held . . . . in Blaketoryton, by 12 . . . . rent, of the said John, who held of said Almaric.

The heirs of John D[enys ?] hold the manor & advowson of Alwyngton, held of John Kaynes, sen., as of the same inheritance, he held of John Wybbery & his heirs, of his manor of North[l]eghe.

Also 1 messuage & 2 furlongs in Choham, by rent of 10s. held by . . . . of John Keynes, who held of . . . . , of the same inheritance.

Also he held of the same inheritance in Clauton, one messuage, &c. worth, &c. 10s.

Death & heir as above.

[More might be deciphered if more time were spent.]

See Inq. of John Keynes, junior.

Joan is also said to have died in 1420.

[1] In Inq. of John Kaynes, jnr., £5. 2d.
[2] In Inq. of John Kaynes, jnr., £3.0s.6d.
[3] In            [ditto]                      8s. 6d.
[4] In            [ditto]                     4s.
[5] See Feet of Fines. Cornwall. Trin. 3 HenV.
[1] Sir William Pole (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description  of the County of Devon,(1791), p.431.
[2] IPM Thomas de Keynis junior 1361. [WSL]
[3] Pole, pp.431-2.
[4] IPM John Keynes senior 1419/20.
[5] Lesley McLean, ed., Winkleigh: A View of their Parish by the People of Winkleigh, (Beaford Arts Centre, 1997).
[6] IPM John Keynes junior 1420.
[7] McLean, p.75.
[8] Calendar of Fine Rolls 1399
[9] Calendar of Fine Rolls 1399
[10]Charles Worthy, The History of the Manor & Church of Winkleigh in the County of Devon, (William Brendon & Son, Plymouth, 1876, p.14.
[11] a2a. CRO: A/3/1
[12] Richard Whiting, Notes and Materials towards a history of Whiting of Wood – A Mediaeval landed family, 1974 (MS in DRO).
[13] a2a. CRO: AR/1/757




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