Tamworth deeds and papers
Memorandum of measures to be taken by Thomas de Ferrar' following the death of Joyce widow of Sir Baldwin Frevile and then wife of Adam Pesale, namely to serve writs De diem clausit extremum concerning her lands in the counties of Warwick, Stafford and Gloucester, to send for the key of the muniment chest in Tamworth' Castle, and to have a letter sent to Robert Stokes with one man of Hugh Wyloby's to inquire for evidence touching the manors of Ashstuyd' [co. Surrey] and Gunthorp' [co. Notts.]. Further to provide for various reversions within the said counties, so that they may be returned through the Escheator on the said writs. Likewise touching the Escheat of Halle [E]nde [in Polesworth] through the death of Seynclere. Also to advise about the accounts of the bailiff and receiver. Likewise touching the dower of a certain inheritance in Warton'. Also [to inquire] if Breton sold wood and minerals without licence. Also to inquire about heriots, and wood sold at Ashstuyd by Breton. Memorandum that in a certain indenture concerning the dower of Joyce Pesale, there are comprised the manors of Pynle, Wykyn and Stuychale, co. Warwick, and the manors of Bodynt and Herdwyk, co. Glos. [Memorandum also to ask Breton to deliver the charters and evidences by which Thomas Stokes, Thomas Hylton and others were enfeoffed]. Undated, but endorsed in a near contemporary hand `viii H.V.' The inquisition post mortem of Joyce Peshale is dated 21 September 1420.