Baddesley Clinton, Tanworth, Elmdon, Longdon, Beausale, Honiley, Solihull, Kingsford, Warwick, Myton, Claverdon, Hatton, Haseley
Inquisition taken at Warwick 24 September 6 Edward VI  before Robert Myddelmore esq. Escheator for the county of Warwick upon the death of Dame Constance Ferrers widow. Edward Ferrers knt. husband of the said Constance died seised of: 1. Ten acres of pasture, 4 acres of meadow and 1 acre of wood in Tonworthe late belonging to Daniel Benford. 2. One messuage, 12 acres of land and 3 acres of pasture in Elmedon late belonging to Margaret Atteyate. 3. One messuage, 11 acres of land, 10 acres of pasture and 3 acres of meadow in Elmedon late belonging to Richard Mylles. 4. One cottage and 5 acres of land in Longdon near Bentley Heethe. 5. One close called Parkersfeld, 1 close called Moreland, 1 close called Magruddynge and 1 croft called Hickyns croft in Bewsale and Honeley, containing in all 10 acres of pasture, 4 acres of meadow and 3 acres of wood. 6. One water mill, 1 cottage, 4 acres of pasture and 10 acres of meadow in Solyhull late belonging to Richard Shawe. 7. Three acres of pasture in Kyncheford also late belonging to Richard Shawe. 8. Five acres of pasture and 3 acres of meadow in Solyhull late belonging to Richard Holbache. 9. One tenement with adjacent garden in the borough of Solyhull late belonging to Robert Butler. 10. Seven acres of meadow in Solyhull late belonging to Richard Butler. 11. One hundred acres of land, 40 acres of meadow and 6 acres of wood called the Walles in Baddesley Clynton. According to the will of the said Edward Ferrers knt. the said Constance was to have during her lifetime together with Alice daughter of the said Edward Ferrers knt. nos. 1 and 2, and on the death of the said Constance these lands were to pass to Edward Ferrers, son of Henry Ferrers, son of the said Edward Ferrers knt., and his lawful issue. The said Constance was also to have for the term of her life Nos. 4, 8 and 9, No. 6. called Shawesmyll with a cottage and croft in Solyhull called Blackcroft and No. 7. called Whitley croft. These lands were to be used for the preferment of Edward, George and Nicholas, sons of the said Edward Ferrers knt., and after the death of the said Constance Nos. 4, 8, 9 and 7 were to pass to the said Nicholas and his lawful issue, or to Edward Ferrers in default, and No. 6 was to pass to the said Edward Ferrers. The said Constance was also to have for the term of her life Nos. 11, 5, 10 and 3, which were to pass after her death to Edward, son of Henry Ferrers, and his lawful issue, or in defualt to the right heirs of the said Edward Ferrers knt. Edward Ferrers knt. died 29 August 27 Henry VIII  at Baddesley Clynton, and his feoffees held the said lands to the uses of his will until 4 February 27 Henry VIII [1535/6], when an Act of Parliament gave the said Constance sole right to the same, and she died seised of the said lands on 30 September last , when they were disposed according to the will of the said Edward Ferrers knt. Through Nicholas Brome esq., father of the said Constance, the said Edward Ferrers knt. and Constance were also seised of 2 messuages, 9 cottages, 3 orchards, 5 gardens, 140 acres of land, 30 acres of pasture and 20 acres of meadow in Warwick and Myton. also 2 messuages, 80 acres of land, 20 acres of pasture and 4 acres of meadow in Claredon and 1 acre of land in Hatton. The said Nicholas Brome also granted the said Edward Ferrers knt. and Constance lands in Bewsale and Haseley to hold them and their lawful issue, or in default to the right heirs of the said Nicholas Brome. The said Edward Ferrers knt. and Constance had a son Henry Ferrers esq. who in turn had a son Edward Ferrers esq. Upon the deaths of the said Henry Ferrers esq. and Edward Ferrers knt. the said Constance held all the lands in Warwick, Myton, Claredon, Hatton, Bewsale and Haseley and died so seised. The said Edward Ferrers knt. and Constance, in the right of Constance, were also seised of a moiety of the manor, park amd advowson of Baddesley Clynton and 3 messuages, 2 cottages, 1 water mill, 100 acres of land, 30 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 200 acres of wood, 4 acres of marsh land, 24 acres of heath and 13s. rent in Baddesley. Francis Cokayne esq. and Dorothy his wife held the other moiety of the said manor, park, advowson and lands, which was settled to the said Edward Ferrers knt. and Constance by a settlement and fine levied at Easter Term 23 Henry VIII  in return for the annual rent of £12 13s. 4d. [see DR3/300, DR3/301 DR3/613] The Act of Parliament of 4 February 27 Henry VIII [1535/6] also gave the said Constance sole right to the manor of Baddesley and she died seised of the same. 1. The manor of Baddesley Clynton amd all other lands in Baddesley (excepting meadow and pasture called the Walles) were held from Edward, Lord Clynton for the annual rent of 1d. to be paid at Easter, if demanded in lieu of all services, the value per annum in addition to the £12 13s. 4d. paid to Francis Cokayne and Dorothy, his wife, and the heirs of Dorothy, being £12 13s. 4d. 2. Pasture and meadow called the Walles was held from the King as of the Duchy of Lancaster in socage for the rent of 106s. 8d. in lieu of all services, the value per annum being 53s. 4d. 3. Messuages, cottages, garden, lands, pasture, meadow in Warwick and Myton were held from John, Duke of Northumberland as of the castle or manor of Warwick, late belonging to the Earl of Warwick, in socage, the value per annum being £12. 4. Two messuages, land, pasture and meadow in Claredon were held from the King as of the manor Claredon, lately part of the lands of the Earl of Warwick, in socage for fealty and a rent of 22s. and one pound of pepper, the value per annum being 24s. 5. Land, pasture, meadow and wood called Pavys in Bewsale and Haseley together with land in Hatton were held of the said John, Duke of Northumberland as of his manor of Haseley, lately part of the lands of the Earl of Warwick, in socage for fealty and a rent of 17s. 1/2 d., the value per annum being 20s. 6. Land, pasture and meadow in Tonworthe were held of Robert Throkmerton esq. as of the manor of Toneworth in socage for fealty and rent of 4s., the value per annum being 20s. 7. Three closes in Bewsale, and Honeley were held of Thomas Palmer knt. as of his manor of Honeley in socage for fealty and a rent of 3s. 1 1/2 d. in lieu of all service, the value per annum being 13s. 8. A croft in Bewsale called Hickyns croft was held of the King of the manor of Hatton, being lately part of the possessions of the Priory of Wroxhall, for fealty and a rent of 5 1/2 d., the value per annum being 2s. 9. Two messuages, land and meadow in Elmedon were held from Nicholas, Bishop of London as of the manor of Longdon for fealty, the value per annum being 10s. 10. A tenement, cottage and lands in Solyhull were held from Robert Throkmerton esq. as of the manor of Solyhull for fealty, the value per annum being 45s. 4d. 11. A watermill and 1 acre of meadow in Solyhull and 3 acres of land in Kyncheford were held of William Cookes in socage for the rent of 23d., the value per annum being 6s. 8d. Lady Constance died 30 September last  and Edward Ferrers, son of Henry Ferrers aged 24 years or more was the next heir of Constance and Edward Ferrers knt. Edward Ferrers and Nicholas Ferrers, sons of Edward Ferrers knt., were still living, Edward at Wodbebyngton [Wood Bevington] and Nicholas at Prynsthropp [Princethorpe] both in co. Warwick. Signed: Robert Myddelmore exchetor Endorsed: 1. [In the hand of Edward Ferrers c.1630] The offices founde after ye decease of ye Lady Ferrers of Baddesly anno 6 supt; supo; rgis Edwardi 6 supt; supi; Anciente Offices of Baddesly with theire Coppies 2. [c.1839] 24th.September 6th of Edward 6th. Inquisition post mortem the Lady Constance Ferrers - in which certain Deeds and a Fine levied by Edward Ferrers and Dame Constance and Francis Cockayne and Dorothy his wife are presented whereby the entirety of the Manor of Baddesley Clinton and of the Park and advowson c. c. c. was settled upon the said Edward and Constance and the Heirs of said Constance charged with the payment to Francis Cockayne and Dorothy his wife and to the Heirs of said Dorothy for ever of a rent charde of £12 - 13 - 4 [now - 1839 - payable to Coll. Howard Vyse] Some margainal notes by Edward Ferrers c.1630. and some practice scribbles by Marmion Edward Ferrers (1813-1884) on the back of the second membrane.