Earliest Broket Places and Records
The name Broket1 goes back to 1170, perhaps 1140. These dates are simply based on the oldest surviving record, so the name may well have been used earlier. 10 instances from various places in England have been found in the 13th C, 23 in the 14th—mainly from Yorkshire. The 2 in mainland Europe were linked to England. Nearly all would have been married and heads of household, but wives’ and children’s names rarely appear in such records.
This page details 13th C Brokets. For 14th C ones see here.
Overview of the 13th Century: Few of the 11 appear to have been related. Surnames were too new and the places too far flung to suggest that these Brokets had sprung from one or even two sources.
Contents of this page:
1207 Crespin & Osbert in Lincolnshire
1260 John of Newton Kyme, Yorkshire Ainsty
1260 Simon of Douai, Flanders
1277 James of Stickney, Lincolnshire
1279 Henry of Curbridge, Oxfordshire
1290-1319 Thomas of Kirkeby Mallore, Leicestershire
1294 Johne of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire
1297 John of Cornwall
1299 Thomas of Bolton Percy
In 1207 Crespin and Osbert Brochet were pledged to bring a certain Hugh FitzRalph to court. This they failed to do, so two others were appointed as pledges.
Comment: To be pledges Crespin and Osbert would both have been in their 20s at least. If they were father and son, the father would therefore have to have been born 40 years previously, at least, i.e. by 1167. If the father had been given the name in his teens—when most bynames emerged—it means there was a Broket by about 1180. The same would apply if Crespin and Osbert were brothers and received the name from their father, who had been given the name in his teens. If the pair were cousins then the name may have been given or adopted a generation earlier, i.e. by their grandfather, in which case there would have been a Broket by about 1160, perhaps earlier.
Stixwould was a Nunnery, about 5 miles SW of Horncastle, 18 miles W of the Percy manor of Claxby and about 13 miles E of Lincoln. 1207 was during King John’s reign—of Magna Carta fame. Crespin and Osbert were not necessarily born in Lincolnshire, but 70 years later James Broket was recorded only about 11 m SE in Stickney, and a century or so after that John Broket. They were all most probably related. Read more
(cf CCR 46: 8-10 John,
|Linc’ . Frater Walterus positus loco. Magistri
et positus fuit per plegios scilicet Crespinum. et Osbertum Brochet. Et ideo ponatur
per meliores plegios etc a die sancti Martini in xv. dies. etc.
|Lincolnshire – Brother Walter, defendant in place of the Master
and he was to have been brought there by pledges, i.e. Crespin and Osbert Brochet. He should therefore be brought
by better pledges etc on the quinzaine of St Martin’s day (26 Nov).
(cf CCR 46: 8-10 John,
|Linc’ . Walterus Atornatus magistri de Stikewaud’ optulit se iiij. die. uersus Hugonem filium Radulfi de placito Warencie aduocacione Ecclesie de Lauinton’ quam habet per cartam Radulfi patris
sui et ipse non uenit uel se essoniauit et positus fuit [per plegios] scilicet Crespinum et Osbertum brochet
et postea per meliores plegios scilicet Simonem prepositum et Gilebertum de herdwic et Ideoconsideratum est quod
vicecomes habeat corpus hugonis etc. et plegii sunt In misericordia. Dies est a die sancti hillarii in xv. dies.
|Lincolnshire. Walter, attorney of the lord of Stixwould, appeared in court on the 4th day against Hugh son of Ralph concerning a plea of claim for the advowson of the church of Lavinton’, which he held by a deed from his father Ralph.
Hugh did not appear or excused himself and he was defended [by pledges], i.e. Crespin and Osbert Brochet,
and afterwards by better pledges, i.e. Simon the Provost and Gilbert of Hardwic. And therefore judgement was made that
the sheriff should arrest Hugh, etc and the pledges are amerced to the quinzaine of St Hilary’s day (28 Jan).
The compiler of the 1931 Calendar for the first entry mistranscribed Brochet as Brechet. ch was the earliest spelling of the k sound in Broket, but e for o was an error.
William had lands and went away on the King’s service. He must therefore have been at least 25 years old when he returned in 1214, and so born before 1190. Was he given the name as a nickname or by birth? Read more
|Rex dilecto et fideli suo Emerico de Rupe et Eschuward’ etcetera Mandamus uobis quod sine dilatione plenariam saisinam habere faciatis Willelmo Brochet de terris suis unde disseisitus fuit occasione seruicij nostri. Teste me ipso apud Limouic. iij die Aprilis.||The King to his beloved and faithful Amery of Rupe & Eschuward etc. We order you without delay to cause William Brochet to have full seisin of his lands of which he was dispossessed while he was [away] on our service. Witnessed by myself in Limoges 3 Apr|
Emericus de Rupe Cavardi became 9th Count de Rochechouart 1245, knight 1253 and died 1285.2 He would have been young in 1214.
By spring 1205 King John had lost the last of his French possessions and returned to England. The final 10 years of his reign were occupied with failed attempts to regain these territories, like this attempt in 1214 from Limoges, c 200 miles south of Paris. A year later the discontented barons revolted, capturing London in May 1215. Then at Runnymeade in June, John succumbed to pressure and signed the Magna Carta.
William Broket was in the service of Margery, wife of Sir Richard de Rivers, who died in the early 1240s.3 Along with a servant of the king’s chamberlain, William was co-entrusted with the delivery of the large sum of 10,000 marks from Winchester to the King in Gascony in SW France. Margery was Countess of the Isle of Wight which may account for William being selected for this duty to the Crown. The Isle is c 20 miles S of Winchester. If we could identify Margery’s manors, and check whether anything so early survives for them, doubtless Broket would appear as a steward.4
This was an important mission; probably carrying most of the army’s pay for that year. 10,000 marcs was equivalent to £6,666 at the time. 150 years later in 1410 the whole budget for the defence of Gascony was £8249.5 To have joint responsibility for so valuable a mission, William would have been in his 30s at least, born before 1212. If William’s father had not been called Broket before him, then this emergence of the nickname can be dated at latest 1225-8.
Following his 1230 campaign in Gascony Henry III was in debt and in 1232 the great council allowed him to raise a tax. Another tax was levied in 1235 and another in 1237. These were probably the source of the 10,000 marks. The first of the following 2 letters was from Windsor recording the beginning of the mission and the second was from King Henry in Bordeaux about 5 weeks later recording his receipt of the money. Note: the Wardrobe was an office, moving around with the king. Read more
|1. Rex omnibus etcetera salutem Sciatis quod decem milia marcarum de Thesauro nostro que dilectus clericus Robertus Passelewe habuit in custodia sua in castro nostro Wintoniensi liberauit per preceptum nostrum dilecto
2. et fideli nostro Iohanno de Grimsted’ militi Willelmo Maudut Camerarij nostri et Willelmo Broket seruienti dilecte nobis in cristo Margery de Riparijs Comitisse de Insula carianda ad nos
3. in Gascon’ Ita quod prefatus Robertus inde quietusest In cuius etc Teste Willelmus Eboracensi Archiepiscopo apud Windles’ .xxx. die Nouembris.
|1. The King to all etc greetings. Know that 10,000 marks from our Treasury which the beloved clerk Robert Passelewe had in his keeping in our castle of Winchester and delivered by our order to our beloved
2. and faithful John de Grimsted, knight, William Maudut, our chamberlain, and William Broket, servant of our beloved in Christ Margery de Rivers, Countess of the Isle [of Wight], to be carried to us
3. in Gascony. Thus [the condition of this is] that the said Robert is quit thereof. In [witness] of which etc. Witnessed by William Archbishop of York at Windsor 30 November.
|Quia redditus fuit breue littere de quietantie de Thesauro Regis
1. Rex omnibus &c salutem Sciatis quod recepimus apud Burd’ die marcis prima ante natale domini anno & cetera vicesimo septimo per manum
2. Reyneri Le Tayllur missi ex parte dilecti & fidelinostri Willelmi Mauduit camerarii nostri et permanum Willelmi Broket missi ex parte margarie de
3. Rypariis decem milia marcarum que ibidemliberata fuerant in Garderoba nostra dilecto clerico nostro Petro chaceporc custodi eiusdem
4. Garderobi nostre In cuius rei &c Teste ut supra.
|[Margin:] Because payment has been made [here is] a writ [authorising] letters of quittance from the king’s Treasury.
1. The King to all &c greetings. Know that on the first Tuesday before Christmas in the year &c 27 (1243) we received at Bordeaux by the hand of
2. Reyner Le Tayllur, sent on behalf of our beloved and faithful chamberlain William Mauduit, and by the hand of William Broket, sent on behalf of Margery de
3. Rypariis, 10,000 marks which were delivered there in our Wardrobe to our beloved clerk Peter Chaceporc, keeper of
4. our same Wardrobe. In [witness] of which &c. Witnessed as above.
Note: The Calendar translation for the 1242 letter has a couple of small errors and the one for the 1243 has: “by the hand of William Braket“.6
In this hand the o has a short downward stroke on its right hand side, while the a has a longer one beginning above the left hand loop of the letter and finishing below it. This difference between the 2 letters can be seen at the end of the word ‘Garderoba’ in the middle of the third line. For a couple of other examples of the o see the words ‘Petro’ 5 words to the right of ‘Garderoba’ and ‘custodi’ another 2 words on, and for a few other examples of the a see the words ‘ante natale’ to the right of the middle of the first line. On a few occasions, however, the right hand stroke of the a has not been written so long and this might lead the reader into confusing an o with an a in unfamiliar words. This was probably why the name was transcribed Braket instead of Broket. But a close look at the script of the whole document confirms that the name here is Broket, as it was in the 1242 letter about this same mission five weeks earlier.
These were feudal times and John Broket held a bovate of land from a tenant in chief in Newton Kyme near York, as recorded in the Inquisition Post Mortem of William de Kyme:7
Inquisition of the fees, held of William de Kyme, at the time of his death, in the County of York, made before the Coroners, by Richard de Colton, … [21 names] …, John Broket of Neuton, … [15 names] … They, being sworn, say upon their oath that Mauger le Vavasur held immediately of William de Kyme in Wlsington, two carucates of land, whereof twelve carucates make one knight’s fee. Hugh de Brinkel held immediately of him in the town of Neuton [Newton Kyme] two bovates and a half of land, whereof fourteen make a fee. John de Oykumbe held immediately of him in the same town, two bovates of the same fee. Elias son of William Clerk held immediately of him in the same town, four bovates of the same fee. John Broket held immediately of him in the same town, one bovate…
A bovate was apparently only slightly smaller than a carucate here, which for the Ainsty was usually 120 acres or eight bovates.8 The Kyme family had been Percy tenants,9 and also held lands in Lincolnshire.10 John would have been head of a household and probably aged 30 at least in 1260, and so born by 1230.
The IPM was undated, but the Writ of certiorari de feodis to the sheriff of York was on 13 Oct 44 Hen. III, i.e. 1269.11
Simon was a cloth merchant in business with partners across the Channel. In this bond he is called a merchant of Douai, but the names of his partners make it likely that he was the English arm of the partnership. Was he of a different stock from his contemporary, John Broket, the small farmer up in Newton Kyme? Much of York’s overseas trade was with Flanders and the Low Countries, especially for cloth.12 England exported “30,000 sacks of wool every year, nearly all to Flanders, where there was a highly developed cloth industry dependent upon English wool”.13 Read more
|Date/source||Pro mercatoribus de Dowato||For merchants of Douai|
|1. Rex omnibus ad quos presentes littere peruenerint salutem. Sciatis nos teneri Waltero Pe de Argent seniori Waltero Pe de Argent Iuniori Iacobo Le Brun Simoni Broket
2. & sociis suis mercatoribus de Doway in Centum & quinque libris & duodecim denarijs sterlingorum pro pannis ab eis captis ad opus nostrum in nundinis sancti Iuonis Anno &c .xliiij. per
3. Ricardum de Ewell & Hugonem de Turri Emptores garderobe nostre: Quam quidem pecuniam eis soluere promittimus in quindena sancti michaelis proximo futura ad scaccarium nostrum.
4. In cuius rei testimonium &c Teste me ipso apud sanctum Paulum London’ xiiij Maij.
|1. The King to all to whom these present documents will come, greetings. Know that we are bound to Walter Pe de Argent senior, Walter Pe de Argent junior, James Le Brun, Simon Broket
2. and colleagues—merchants of Douai—in £105 12d for fabrics received (taken) from them for our (the king’s) use at the market of St Ives in the 44th year
3. by Richard de Ewell and Hugh de Turri, buyers of our Wardrobe; which money we promise to pay them in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next (1-15 Oct) at our Treasury
4. In witness of which things etc Witnessed by myself in St Pauls, London 14 May.
Henry III bought £100 worth of cloth—cartloads. It was sold at Easter, the bond was issued 14 May with credit till early Oct, and payment was received 18 Jan.14
St Ives fair, held for a week from the Wednesday after Easter, was one of England’s main international medieval fairs. St Ives is on the river Great Ouse, near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire; the cloth would have come there by boat from Flanders.
James held land in Stickney, Lincolnshire from Hugh of Lindsey at a yearly rent of 2s ½d. He was most probably related to Crespin and Osbert, recorded in Stixwould 1207, c 11 m NW. He was also most probably related to John Broket, recorded in Stickney 120 years later.
In a charter of 1277 with seal attached Hugh gave the rent and associated services to the monks of the Cistercian Abbey of Revesby, so thereafter James and his heirs paid them directly to the monks.15 There are no standing remains of the Abbey, founded 1142, the site lying on farmland near Revesby village, grid ref TF 3162. In the 13th C Revesby was one of the richest houses of the Cistercian Order.16 Revesby is c 6 m S of Horncastle and c 4 m NW of Stickney.
Hugh stipulated that the money was for the maintenance of the hospice where guests are received, and was to be paid 5 times a year: on the feasts of St Botolph, Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, and St Peter in Chains. On the back is a short heading in Latin in the same hand and contemporary with the deed:
|1. Omnibus sancte matris Ecclesie filiis presens scriptumvisuris uel audituris Hugonem de Lyndesey salutem. Noueritis me pro salute anime mee
2. et omnium antecessorum et heredum meorum. dedisse et concessisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse deo et beate marie et monachis de reuesby
3. maxime ad hosspitium vbi hosspites infra abbatiam ex consuetudine suscipiuntur. in liberam et puram elemossinam annuum redditum duorum solidorum et oboli.
4. sterlingorum recipiendum annuatim de Iacobo broket et heredibus suis siue quibuscumque suis assignatis quemquidem anuum redditum dictus Iacobus
5. michi solebat reddere de quidam tofto iacente in villa de stykeneya inter toftum Hugonis cementarii versusaustrum. et toftum thome cementarii versus
6. aquilonem. abbuttante super regiam viam versusorientem et super campum versus occidentem. Hunc inde dictum annuum redditum duorum solidorum et vnius oboli.
7. dicti monachi recipient ad quinque anni terminos de dicto Iacobo et heredibus suis siue quibuscumque suis assignatis. scilicet ad festum sancti Botulfi sex
8. denarios. et ad festum sancti michaelis .sex denarios. et ad Natale domini sex denarios. et ad Pascham sex denarios. et ad aduincula sancti petri vnum obolum cum
9. homagio. et seruicio dicti Iacobi et heredum suorum siue quorumcumque assignatorum suorum et releuiis et escaetis et omnibus aliis asiamentis et libertatibus
10. tam de dicto tofto quam de dictis annuo redditu duorumsolidorum et oboli sterlingorum. et Iacobo et heredibus siue suis assignatis venientibus et emergentibus absque ullo
11. inpedimento vel retenemento vel reclamacione in perpetuum. Et ego dictus Hugo de Lyndeseya et heredes mei siue quicumque mei assignati totum dictum annuum
12. redditum duorum solidorum et oboli sterlingorum de dicto tofto annuatim in perpetuum recipiendum cumhomagio seruicio dicti Iacobi et heredum suorum siue quorumcumque suorum as
13. signatorum vt supra dictum est dictis monachis siue quibuscumque eorum assignatis contra omnes homines warantizabimus acquietabimus et defendemus in liberampuram et perpetuam
14. elemossinam in perpetuum. Facta est autem mea hec donatio. Anno domini millesimo. Ducentesimo. Septuagesimo septimo die Iovis proxima ante festumsancti marti euangeliste. In
15. cuius rei euidens testimonium huic scripto sigillummeum apposui. Hijs testibus magistro Ricardo rectore Ecclesie de Bolingbrok. Radulfo de Wodehal de Henderby
16. Brito filio Willielmi de stikeneya Belurcle de eadem. et aliis.
|1. Greetings from Hugh of Lyndesey to all sons of the holy mother church who see or hear the present writing. Know that I for the health of my soul
2. and that of all my ancestors and heirs, give and grant and by this present charter of mine confirm to God, the blessed Mary and the monks of Revesby
3. especially to the hospice where guests within the Abbey are customarily received in free and pure alms an annual rent of 2s and ½d
4. sterling receiving annually from James broket and his heirs or whoever of his assigns, which anuual rent the said James
5. used to render to me for a certain toft lying in the vill of Stickney between the toft of Hugh the Mason on the south and the toft of Thomas the Mason on the
6. north bordering the kings way to the east and the [common] field [of Stickney] to the west. So this said annual rent of 2s and ½d is now
7. to be paid to the said monks five times in the year by the said James and his heirs or whoever of his assigns, that is on the feast of St Botolph six
8. pence, at Michaelmas (Sep 29) six pence, at the birth of the Lord (Dec 25) six pence, at Easter six pence, and at the feast of St Peter in Chains (Aug 1) a halfpenny with
9. the homage and service of the said James and his heirs and whoever of his assigns, and reliefs and escheats and all other easements and liberties
10. both from the said toft and the said annual rent of 2s and ½d sterling. From James and his heirs or assigns present and future there will be no
11. impediment or reservation or claim for ever. And I the said Hugh of Lyndesey and my heirs or whoever of my assigns [will guarantee (l.13)] the whole said annual
12. rent of 2s and ½d sterling from the said toft annually for ever to be received with the homage and service of the said James and his heirs or whoever of his
13. assigns as is abovesaid to the abovesaid monks or to whoever of their assigns will guarantee (see l.11) against all peoples and increase and defend [their title] against all men in free, pure and perpetual
14. alms for ever. Therefore this gift of mine is made in the year of the Lord a thousand two hundred seventy seven on Thursday next before the feast of St Mark the Evangelist. In
15. clear witness of which thing I have put my seal on this writing, these being witnesses Master [of Arts] Richard, rector of Bolingbroke Church, Ralph of Woodhall Enderby,
16. Brito son of William of Stickney, Brito Belvercle of the same, and others.
The 1279 hundred roll for Bampton recorded that Henry Broket held a messuage and a yardland in the parish of Curbridge, about 12 miles W of Oxford, in return for 3s 9d rent a year and 10s 10d worth of work. These hundred rolls recorded all landholders in England from the highest to the lowest. Like 33 others of the 39 listed for Curbridge, Henry was a serf (servus) and ‘work’ could be discharged by actual work or by money:18 Read more
John de Wodestoke holds in Curbridge 1 messuage and 4 yardlands from the bishop of Exeter and renders to him 8s a year and owes suit to his court every three weeks and must attend view of frankpledge twice a year. [… Three more freeholders]
Roger ad Fontem holds in Curbridge 1 messuage and 1 yardland from the bishop of Exeter and renders to him for rent 3s 9d a year, for work 10s 10d. [… 28 others the same, including:] Henry Broket. Hugh White holds in Curbridge 1 messuage and half a yardland from the bishop of Exeter and renders to him for rent 22d halfpenny a year, for work 5s 5d. [… Three others the same]
Joan apud Bruwere holds in Curbridge 1 cottage and 4 acres from the bishop of Exeter and renders to him 2s a year. [… One other the same]
Freeholders often appeared in these rolls as tenants in more than one village, serfs rarely in more than one place. For Oxfordshire very little has survived other than Bampton’s return, so it is not known whether there were other Brokets in Oxfordshire. That there were no more records of Brokets there until modern times, however, makes it probable that Henry was either one of a small clan which soon died out or else a Broket by byname rather than surname.
Kirkby Mallore is about seven miles W of Leicester, 40-45 NW of Bedford, 80 N of Oxford and 107 S of York. It is not clear if Thomas was related to other known Brokets, although it is possible that those recorded in Little Danby and Burton Lazars 1393-1485, c 20 miles NE in Leicestershire, were later relatives.
Of his five surviving records, the first in 1290 is as a surety, and the other four, some 26+ years later, are all allegations by complainants that bands of men, Thomas among them, entered and appropriated their property. The 26 year interval could be a new generation.
“In 15th Chancery Proceedings we hear so often of trespass committed by a number of persons unknown to the complainant, but armed with all manner of weapons of war, that we are moved to suspect that the language is no more than a legal formula”.19
So following the surety, only the shortest of the 4 complaints (from 1319) is quoted here in full: Read more
|1290 Sep 16
CCR, p 102
|To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause William Danet, clerk, imprisoned for receiving certain letters of John de Monte Forti and Almaric de Monte Forti from an unknown envoy of theirs, to be borne to Ralph Basset,to be released, as the King learns by an inquisition taken by the sheriff of Leicester that William is imprisoned for receiving the letters, which he did through his simplicity and not for any malice aforethought, and William afterwards found the king William de Appelby, Richard son of Edmund de Cateby, William son of Sarah de Cateby, Ralph fiz la Dame of Sutton, William, his brother, Thomas Broket of Kirkeby, John Curtenay of Kirkeby, Robert le Tayllur of Pekynton, William Prat of Boseworth, Peter de Clenefeld, Robert son of Ralph de Kirkeby, and William le Scot of Kirkeby, all of co. Leicester, who have mainperned to have him before the king in his next parliament after Michaelmas.|
|1316 May 12
CPR, p 499
|Commission of oyer and terminer to John Chaynel, William le Botiller of Wemme and John de le Barewe,on complaint by Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemore, that …[26 names]…, Thomas Broket of Kirkeby Malure, …[26 more names]… and others, entered his manors of Coterugge and Wychebaud, co. Worcester, and carried away his goods.|
|1316 Jun 1
CPR, p 502
|Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Crombwelle, John de Mutford, John de Fresingfeld and Robert de Keleseye, on complaint by Richard Lovel that …[12 names]…, Thomas Brokat, …[19 more names]… with others entered his manor at Toppesfeld, co. Essex, broke his houses there and carried away 8 horses, 6 oxen, 6 cows, 5 bullocks and 5 calves, of the price of 42 marks 10s. and other goods.|
|1316 Dec 18
CPR, p 600
|Commission of oyer and terminer to William le Butiller of Wemme, John de le Barewe and William de la Hulle, on complaint by Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemor, that …[24 names]…, Thomas Broket of Kirkeby Malorre, …[25 more names]… with others, entered his manors of Coterugge and Wychebaud, co. Worcester, and carried away his goods.|
|1319 May 28
CPR, p 369
|Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Cave, John Chaynel and Robert de Stokes on complaint byJohn de Vaus that William ‘Dengaynesbaillif’ of Halughton, Thomas Personessone and Richard and Adam his brothers, and Thomas Broket, with others, took and carried away his goods at Halughton, co. Leicester, and assaulted Richard le Stedeman, Thomas Williamesman, William le Hayward and Robert Seytonesman, his men.|
The 1319 record is so similar to the others and concerns Leicestershire that it is presumably the same Thomas, even though the case was heard in York.
Johne Brokat paid 2s and a farthing in a 10th/6th subsidy for Sawbridgeworth in 1294 and 8d halfpenny similarly in 1307.20 No Brokets are found recorded after him in tax lists so he probably had no surviving sons, or else it was a pure byname he had and which his sons didn’t inherit from him.
John Broket and 3 associates paid a small fine for trespass and for a licence from the court—probably to conclude a property sale—recorded in the accounts for the manor of Lostwithiel (6/7 miles NE of St Austell, Cornwall):21 Read more
Rent. The same renders account of £8 8s 7d for fixed rent per annum.
Sub total £8 8s 7d.
Revenue from manors. The same renders account of 4s 7d from non-burgess residents this year. And of £13 6s 8d in rent from the lease of the mill this year. …
Sub total £14 15s.
Fines, profits and dues. The same renders account of 19s 6d from Odo Hardy and 29 associates for trespass, unpaid dues, a licence to make concord, and unpaid taxes on ale. And of 10s 6d from Henry Lug’ and 12 associates for unpaid dues, trespass, and unpaid taxes on ale. And of 3s 7d … And of 4s 3d … And of 2s 2d … And of 13s 4d … And of 5s … And of 3d … And of 2s … And of 13s 2d … And of 3s 6d … And of 3s 6d … And of 2s 6d … And of 12d from John Broket and three associates for trespass and a licence to make concord. …
Sub total £4 9s 6d.
Grand total £27 13s 1d.
Latin original: Lostwithiel Redditus. Idem reddit compotum de £8 8s 7d de redditu assiso per annum. Summa £8 8s 7d.
Exitus manerii. Idem reddit compotum de 4s 7d de censeriis hoc anno. Et de £13 6s 8d de firma molendini hoc anno. … Summa £14 15s.
Fines, perquisita, et releuia. Idem reddit compotum de 19s 6d de Odone Hardy et 29 sociis suis pro transgressione, defalta, licencia concordandi, et assisa ceruisie fracta. Et de 10s 6d de Henrico Lug’ et 12 sociis suis pro defalta, transgressione, et assisa ceruisie fracta. Et de 3s 7d … Et de 4s 3d … Et de 2s 2d … Et de 13s 4d … Et de 5s … Et de 3d … Et de 2s … Et de 13s 2d … Et de 3s 6d … Et de 3s 6d … Et de 2s 6d … Et de 12d de Iohanne Broket et tribus sociis suis pro transgressione et licencia concordandi. Et de 20d … Et de 9d … Et de 2s 10d … Summa £4 9s 6d.
Summa totalis £27 13s 1d.
Lostwithiel manor was among the lands of Edmund, Earl of Cornwall and nephew of Henry III, whose northern estate centred in Knaresbrough Castle.22 It is possible that John or his father hailed from Yorkshire.
A York city writ of 8 Feb 1298/9 ordered the sheriff to value a messuage and two bovates of land in Nun Appleton.23 Its tenure by John Sampson and his wife Mary [Fawconberg] was being challenged by William son of Helewyse daughter of Gilbert de Skupton. Thomas Broket was eighth of 11 men who valued it at 26s 8d a year in all issues. To carry out such duties indicated that they were at least of parish-gentry status, and Thomas was probably the Thomas recorded in Steeton c 1303-35. The other 10 were: Henry de Colton, Michael de Knapton, Henry de Coupmanthorpe, Thomas Ayre, Nicholas de Castilford, William son of Ralph, William Smith of Merston, Henry Fraunsays, Henry Belle and John son of Henry de Colton.
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