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Compton Verney: early deeds, Compton Murdak and other places in Warwickshire, an inquisition


Inquisition held at Warwick, Saturday before the feast of the Apostles Simon and Jude, 27 Henry VI before John Basset, King's Eschaetor in Warwickshire.

John Pygeon,
Thomas Smyth,
William White,
William Porter,
Henry Hopkyns,
William Hopkyns,
Thomas Eyres,
William Hyckes,
William Hakelee,
William Commaunder,
John Warde,
John Savage.

They swear upon oath that Richard Verney of Compton Verney, esq., was outlawed on Thursday before the feast of St Mark the Evangelist 26 Henry VI [18 April 1448] and that the said Richard Verney was formerly seized in demesne as in fee of divers manors, lands and tenements in Warwickshire in perpetuity to himself and his heirs, namely in Compton Murdak, Kingston, Chesterton, Avon Dasset, Lighthorne, Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth in Warwickshire, and enfeoffed in fee simple Ralph Botiller, knight, lord of Sudeley, John Beauchamp, knight, William Breton, Thomas Hill, John Redehede and Laurence Vyler, clerks by deed of 1 February 1447, produced in evidence.

By the same deed he also enfeoffed the same with all his goods and chattels absolutely. As a result the said Richard, on the day of the taking of the inquisition, has neither lands nor goods in Warwickshire which can be seized.