RefNoJC/4/15
Alternative Reference numberJC/239
TitleAward and Agreement dated at Cruche [Crich, Derbyshire]. The deed recites that there had been two disagreements between Sir Ralph Frechenvile and Gerard de Seyncler and Joan his wife as deforciants, of two messuages and all the land which Lady Amis de Frechenvile, the plaintiff's mother, had bought from Thomas Chacchehors in Staveley Woodthorpe, etc.
DescriptionDate: Sunday the vigil of Saint Laurence in the 32nd year of Edward I.

Award and Agreement dated at Cruche [Crich, Derbyshire]. The deed recites that there had been two disagreements between the parties: Sir Ralph Frechenvile had begun a plea of mort d' ancestre against Gerard de Seyncler and Joan his wife as deforciants, of two messuages and all the land which Lady Amis de Frechenvile, the plaintiff's mother, had bought from Thomas Chacchehors in Staveley Woodthorpe; also Gerard and Joan had begun a plea of novel disseisin before Adam de Crokedhocks and Henry de Sutton with regard to a messuage with demesne lands and meadow, then in the tenure of Ralph, and formerly in the tenure of Lady Amis. It was agreed, by the agency of common friends, that Gerard and Joan should acknowledge before the first justices who should come to take the assizes in the county of Derby, that the two messuages etc, were the right of Ralph, on condition that Ralph should create a life estate in them for Joan.

As regards the messuage etc, in the tenure of Ralph, it was agreed that they should be valued, and the arable land measured in acres, by the perch used in the district, within fifteen days after the Feast of Saint Laurence that year. An estate was to be created of 4d for each acre of arable land, and 12d for each acre of meadow. The messuage and closes were to be held by certain tenants of rent assize, so that Joan might distrain upon them if the payments were in arrear. On the other hand Gerard and Joan were to withdraw from their suit of novel disseisin, and if by any fraud Gerard and Joan were to release their estate to the heirs of Sir Seyr de Hountinfeld, then the estate thus created was to revert to Ralph. Ralph moreover agreed to pay Gerard and Joan two marks on the day when the covenants should be sealed after the land had been measured. The parties pledged themselves to each other in the presence of William le Bret, Henry le Burgilon and others.

Notes: a photograph of this deed appeared in the original published Jackson catalogue (1914).
Date[10 Aug 1304]
Extent1 item
LanguageNorman French
AccessStatusOpen
CopiesFor a transcript see page 321 of T Walter Hall's Descriptive Catalogue of the ... Jackson Collection (1914) (016.94274 SST)
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