Peter Brown Family History

John Payne - 1613 Inquisition Post Mortem

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The following is a transcription of the "Inquisition Post Mortem 1613" provided to me and made by Jane Wicks:            

Delivered to the court the 20th day of October in the 11th year of King James by the Escheator. Sussex


An indented inquisition taken in the town of Eastgrinstead in the aforesaid county, the seventh day of October in the reign of our Lord James, by grace of God King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith etc. Viz; the eleventh year King of England, France and Ireland and the forty sixth year King of Scotland, before Edward Bysshe, esquire, Escheator of our Lord the King in the said county, by virtue of a writ of our Lord the King, of a mandate to an inquisition after the death of John Paine, directed to the said Escheator and annexed to this inquisition, on the oaths of Thomas Dungate, John Paine of Males, John Paine of Parkstones, John Crips, Henry Adlington, John Weller, William Awcock, Thomas Awcock, Richard Pollard, Robert Quays, John Farmor, John Deamond and William Norman, honest and lawful men of the said county, who say on their oaths that the said John Paine, named in the said writ, at the time of his death was seised in demesne as of a fee of and in one messuage, tenements with appurtances and certain lands containing by estimation sixty acres called or known by the name of Stoneland and Breaches, situated, lying and being in the parish of Westhothlye in the said county of Sussex and of and in a certain parcel of land called Long Crofte or Simmes Croftes, containing by estimation, sixty acres, of land, situated, lying and being in the said parish of Westhothlye in the said county and the said John Paine, of all and singular premises being thus seised, on the twenty first day of May in the year of our Lord, a thousand six hundred and two, in the said parish of Westhothliye in the said county, died seised of such estate. And that Thomas Paine is the son and next heir of the said John Paine, named in the said writ and at the time of the taking of this inquisition, is aged twelve years, three months and twenty three days. And furthermore the said jurors upon their oaths say that the said messuage, and tenements and all and singular premises with appurtances, called Stoneland Breaches, were held, and at the time of the death of the said John Paine, were held of Robert Mills as of the manor of Chiddinglye, by fealty and by what other service the said jurors know not, and are worth annually from all profits, less deductions, thirty shillings and four pence. And that the said parcel of land called Long Croftes, or Simmes Croftes, were held, and at the time of the death of the said John Paine were held of Edward Monntague, Knight, and Walter Dobell, gent, as of the manor of Middleton, by fealty and by what other service the said jurors know not, and are worth annually from all profits, less deductions, six shillings and eight pence, but of anyone who, possessed, took and received, the profits and perquisites of the said messuage, tenements, and all and singular the premises with appurtances or any other parcel (of land), form the time of the death of the said John Payne, the said jurors know not. The said jurors also say upon their said oaths, that the said John Paine, at the time of his death, held no other messuage, lands, tenements or hereditaments, of our said Lord the King or any other person or persons in his demesne or in tenant service, in the said county of Sussex or in any other place, as far as they know. In witness of which, to one part of this inquisition, remaining in the keeping of the Escheator, the Escheator and the jurors have put their seals and to the other part, remaining in the keeping of the said jurors the said escheator has put his seal, given on the day and year first above mentioned.
Thomas Dungat, John Payne of Males, John Payne of Parkstones, John Crips (mark), Henri Adlington (mark), John Weller (mark), William Awcocke (mark), Thomas Awcok, John Farmer, Richard Pollard, Robert Quayse, William Norman, John Deamand
Edward Bysshe, Escheator