0044k…The Manor of Walles

Extracts from various records.

Adam Caylli –  was born before 1190. He was the son of John Cailly. In 1215 the Pipe Rolls mention him as, in about 1206, accounting for £5 for licence to plead before King John touching the dowry of wife of Michael de Poinings and Michael’s wife Margery who was Adam’s mother by a previous marriage to Adam’s father John de Cailly.  In 1232 the manor of Syde in Gloucestershire was divided between Maud Giffard, Adam de Cayley and his wife Mabel. In 1243 Adam held all or part of the manor. [4]

Berkeley Castle Muniments GC1694 27 April 1309
Adam informs John that, whereas he granted to John a messuage and 2 carucates of land in Glos. called la Walles within the manor of Giffardesstoke for life, he has now enfeoffed Lady Margaret, widow of Sir John Giffard of Brymesfeld, and John Giffard, Sir John’s son and heir, and John de Cailly must now do them fealty.

Berkeley Castle Muniments BCM/A/3/7/2 Date: 28 April 1309
John de Cailly has … granted and remitted to Margaret and John … 2 carucates of land called la Walles in the manor of Gyffardestoke in the county of … which he holds by demise of … Sir Adam … viz. for a quarter of one knight’s fee.
[ A carucate was the amount of land tillable by a team of eight oxen in a ploughing season. This was equal to 8 oxgangs or 4 virgates. Approximately 120 Acres ]

Richard Lovel granted the manor of Walles in July 1326 from John de Kaylly (Caylli.)

Inq. Thursday the feast of St. Gregory, 1 Edward III. (1327)
Walles. The said Margaret, late the wife of John Giffard (the elder), and John, her son, acquired the said manor to them and the heirs of the said John from a certain Adam Kaylly, of whom John de Kaylli held it for life, by reason of which acquisition the said John de Kaylli attorned to them. In the 11th year of King Edward II  (1318) the said Margaret and John recovered the said 200a. of wood as pertaining to the said manor before the justices of the Bench by writ of waste against the said John de Kailli, the tenant for life of the manor. Afterwards, the said Margaret granted to the said John her son that he alone should hold the wood for life, but did not give him any other estate therein, nor changed her estate therein in anything. After the death of the said John, the wood was seized into the hand of the late king as forfeited to him by reason of the faction of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, in his 15th year. The whole manor of Walles is held of the bishop of Worcester by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee.

Abstracts of Inquisitiones post mortem for Gloucestershire, returned into the Court of Chancery during the Plantagenet period 1327:
John Gyffard de Brymmesfeld was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day that he died of the castle and manor of Brymmesfeld ; also of the manors of Rokhampton, Syde, Beggeworthe, and the moiety of the manor of Wynterbourn and the wood of Cayllye in Walles in co. Gloucester…..The said John Gyffard held the wood of Caillye in Walles in the said county, and it is worth per annum 6s. 8d.

CALENDAR OF THE CLOSE ROLLS
EDWARD III. A.D. 1327—1330.
Membrane 26.
To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to deliver to Margaret, late the wife of John Giffard, 200 acres of wood pertaining to the manor of Walles, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John de Annesle and Robert de Aston that Margaret and John her son acquired the said manor to them and to John’s heirs from Adam Caylli, of whom John le Caylli held it for life, by reason of which acquisition John le Caylli attorned himself of his fealty to Margaret and John her son, and that Margaret and John her son, in the Ilth year of the late king’s reign, recovered the aforesaid 200 acres of wood as appurtenant to the manor against the said John le Caylli, tenant for life of the manor, before the justices of the Bench by writ of waste, and after the recovery Margaret granted to John her son that he should hold the wood sole for life, and that she made no other estate thereof to him, nor remitted her right nor changed her estate therein in any way, and that the wood was taken into the late king’s hands after the death of John Giffard as forfeited, by reason of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, in the fifteenth year of his reign, and that it is still in the king’s hands for this reason, and that the whole manor is held of the bishop of Worcester by the service of half a knight’s fee, and that the wood is worth yearly in all issues half a mark.

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol9/pp13-29
Stoke Giffard and Walles. The manors held of the bishop of Worcester by knight’s service. The manor held of Sir Thomas de Berkele by knight’s service.
Bradeleye. The manor held of the same Sir Thomas by service of a rose yearly.
John Giffarde executed 1322. Land passed to Hugh Dispenser in 1327

1 Acre 43,560 square feet, approximately 4,047 m2, or about 40% of a hectare. It is traditionally defined as the area of one chain by one furlong (66 by 660 feet), which is exactly equal to 10 square chains, ​ 200 acres is just over 1/2 mile square.

County: Gloucestershire. Wiltshire.
Place: Westminster.
Date: One week from St Michael, 4 Edward III [6 October 1330].
Parties: John Mautrauers the younger, querent, and John de Caillewe, deforciant.
Property: The castle of Careckenyn and the manor of Careckenyn in South Wales and the castle of Brymesfeld’ and the manors of Brymesfeld’, Kyngestanleye, Rokhampton’, Stonhouse, Stoke Giffard’, Side and Walles and 12 acres of meadow in Begeworth’ and the advowsons of the churches of Wynt[er]bourn’ and of the manors of Kyngestanleye, Rokhampton’, Stonhouse, Stoke Giffard’ and Side in the county of Gloucester and the manors of Boyton’, Eliston’, Broghton’, Corton’, Sharnton’, Stapelford’ and Codeford’ and the advowsons of the churches of the manors of Boyton’, Eliston’, Broghton’, Sharnton’, Stapelford’ and Codeford’ in the county of Wiltshire.
Action: Plea of covenant.
Agreement: John de Caillewe has acknowledged the castles, manors, meadow and advowsons to be the right of John Mautrauers, and has remised and quitclaimed the castles, the manors of Careckenyn, Brymesfeld’, Kyngestanleye, Rokhampton’, Sharnton’, Stapelford’, Codeford’, the meadow and the advowsons of the churches of Wynt[er]bourn’ and of the manors of Kyngestanleye, Rokhampton’, Sharnton’, Stapelford’ and Codeford’ from himself and his heirs to John Mautrauers and his heirs for ever. And besides John de Caillewe granted for himself and his heirs that the manors of Stonhouse, Stoke Giffard’, Eliston’ and Broghton’ and the advowsons of the churches of the same manors – which Margaret, who was the wife of John Giffard’ of Brymesfeld’, held in dower – and that the manors of Side, Walles and Boyton’ and the advowsons of the churches of the manors of Side and Boyton’ – which the same Margaret held for life – and also that the manor of Corton’ – which Robert le Bor held for life – of the inheritance of John de Caillewe on the day the agreement was made, and which after the decease of Margaret and Robert ought to revert to John de Caillewe and his heirs – after the decease of Margaret and Robert shall remain to John Mautrauers and his heirs, to hold together with the aforesaid castles, manors, meadow and advowsons, to wit, the castles, the manors of Careckenyn, Brymesfeld’, Kyngestanleye, Rokhampton’, Stoke Giffard’, Walles, Eliston’, Sharnton’ and Stapelford’ and the advowsons of the churches of Wynt[er]bourn’ and of the manors of Kyngestanleye, Rokhampton’, Eliston’, Sharnton’ and Stapelford’ of the lord king and his heirs and all the other manors, meadow and advowsons of the chief lords, for ever.
For this: John Mautrauers has given him 1000 pounds sterling.
Note: This agreement was made by the command of the lord king, in the presence of Robert and Margaret, and they did fealty to John Mautrauers in the court.
Note: [Endorsed: Henry Sturmy puts in his claim. Henry, son of Henry Sturmy, and Margaret, his wife, put in their claim. James, son of Nicholas de Audelegh’, and John, son of Fulk Lestraunge, put in their claim. Roger de Bauent, Richard Dansey, Thomas de Benton’ and Margaret, his wife, put in their claim. Robert de Condicote puts in his claim.]

Writ, 18 February, 38 Edward III. (1365)

Walles names 1365 1 IPM
Assignment of dower in the manors of Stoke Giffard, Walles and Rokhampton, the reversion of which manors belongs, by the form of a fine levied in the king’s court, to Maurice son of Thomas son of Maurice de Berkele of Ule, aged 7 years.
Stoke Giffard. Place-names mentioned:—Hayforlong, Stonyforlong, Puryforlong, la Croft, Gybonesbreche, Hamiourde, Fillegh, Woweham, Shortemede, Brodemede, Brokmede, Denegrove with free chace there, Orchardesmed, Grenewey, Kyngeswode, the road from Huckeleystile to Benthamestile, Thurlesshawe and Heyesquarter.
Tenants mentioned:—William Large, John Heynes, William Osward, William Heynes, Ralph Fox, Robert atte Halle, Roger Chop, John Pypelary, John Brayl, Richard Gabbe, Ralph Perys, Walter Stoyl, William Ernawey, Richard Breomel, Ralph Batyn, Nicholaa Brayl and John Hambrok.
Walles.
Place-names mentioned:—Hammesyate, Wodemede, Walforlong, Stonyforlong, Blakforlong, Lockesleyesforlong, Russhmedford, Walsshawesmede, Inwode, Pylquarter and Lockesleyesquarter.
Tenants mentioned:—Henry de Stanlegh, John Hambrok and John Heynes.
Rokhampton.
Place-names mentioned:—Pondfald, la Inlond, Byham, furlongs called ‘Vyftene acres,’ ‘Twenty acres,’ ‘Twelf acres’ and ‘Three acres,’ meadow called ‘la Leese,’ Couham and la Horsmore.
Tenants mentioned:—Agnes Colyns, John Howman, John Roberdes, Richard Ademans, Nicholas Isaac, Richard Hendyman, John Brut, Richard Jannet, John atte Fortheye, Edith Prentys, John Wale, William Upehull, William Abbot, John le Fryg, Maud Sake, William Clyvedon and John Gol.

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