Durham Cathedral Archive: Haswell Deeds
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Reference code: GB-0033-DCD-Hasw
Title: Durham Cathedral Archive: Haswell Deeds
Dates of creation: [1162 x 1189] - 1457
Extent: 118 parchment items
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Durham Cathedral Priory
Language: Latin, with occasional items in French as indicated

Contents

The Haswell deeds are a collection of 118 charters and other legal instruments deposited at Durham Cathedral Priory by the Claxton family sometime after 1457 (the date of the latest deed). This figure includes seven duplicated texts, some of which are the counterparts to chirographs of which both parts survive in the collection (nos. 13A, 13B; 17A, 17B; 21A, 21B; 25B, 25C; 38A, 38B; 65A, 65B; 96A, 96B). At three points the existing numbering of the deeds pairs documents that are not in fact duplicates: no. 25A is not a duplicate (though nos. 25B and 25C are) nor are nos. 68A, 68B, 76A or 76B.
Though the earliest charter in the collection (no. 1) dates from the late twelfth century, there are only three others datable before c.1300 (nos. 103, 104, 107, all from the mid-thirteenth century). The bulk of the Haswell deeds relate to properties in Haswell and Fallowfield (then regarded as part of Haswell) acquired by the Menville family between 1332 and 1355. These passed into the hands of the Claxton family with the accumulated estates in the late fourteenth century; the collection does not include the deeds that explain this transfer, but it was no doubt the result of the marriage of the marriage of Isabel, daughter and heir of William Menville, to William Claxton. A smaller number of deeds relate to subsequent acquisitions and settlements by the Claxton family. One document, a transcript of court proceedings, has no perceptible links with anything else in the collection (no. 81).
The Haswell deeds are a detached branch of the large collection of Miscellaneous Charters preserved in the priory archive, and the principles by which they were separated from the main stock were not perfectly consistent; Hasw. 66, for example, is an indented counterpart to Misc. Ch. 6156. The collection is further complemented by the Haswell charters of Finchale Abbey (1.2 Finc. 1-67), which relate to many of the same people and places.

Accession details

Deposited at Durham Cathedral Priory by the Claxton family sometime after 1457.

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Open for consultation.

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Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material

Arrangement

Arranged very generally in chronological order.

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There are further Haswell charters in the Finchale Abbey deeds (1.2 Finc. 1-67), which relate to many of the same people and places.

Catalogue

Haswell deeds
Hasw. 1   No date [1162 x 1189 (Germanus, prior of Durham)]
Grant by Eustace son of Walter, with the assent of Matilda de Humez his wife, to Richard of Haswell of land of Hamund his father in Haswell and Fallowfield that was quitclaimed to Richard by his brother John.
Witnesses: Germanus, prior of Durham; Lewinus and Silvanus, monks; Alan of Wallsend; Master Richard of Coldingham; Hugh, clerk of Brancepeth; Thomas of Aycliffe; Wido de Humez; Richard de Puntchard[on]; Alan of Chilton; Ilger Burd[on] and his sons, Ilger and Thomas; Roger Burd[on]; Gilbert of Heworth; Walter de Bradfort; Patrick of Offerton; Gilbert of Aycliffe and his son Peter; Thomas of Sadberge; Geoffrey of Haswell; Adam of Thrislington ( “de Turstant”) and Ralph his brother; William of Haswell and Robert his brother; Simon son of Oger.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Printed: R. Surtees, History of Durham vol. i, (1816) p.17.
Hasw. 2   No date [before 1 January 1316, when Robert of Pespool was dead: Misc. Ch. 6159]
Grant by Juliana daughter of Robert once lord of Haswell to her sister Lucy of all her land in the vill of Haswell with houses etc. to hold of Juliana for the life of Juliana for 1d. a year at St John the Baptist, and all other services to the chief lords. After Juliana's death Lucy and her heirs are to hold of the immediate lord for all services, with reversion to Juliana and her heirs should Lucy die without legitimate issue.
Witnesses: Sir John son of Marmaduke, knight; William de Laton, knight; Richard Harp', knight; Thomas of Fishburn; Jordan of Dawdon; John of Stanhope; Hugh of Ludworth; Robert of Pespool; Henry of Kelloe.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 3   No date [before 1 January 1316, when Robert of Pespool was dead: Misc. Ch. 6159]
Indentured grant by Walter of Haswell to Juliana daughter of Robert of Haswell of half a toft further from the sun and half of all his arable, meadow, turbary and moor further from the sun, etc. in Haswell in the place called Fallowfield, to hold of Walter and his heirs for 21s 8d a year at St Martin in Winter and Pentecost by equal portions, rendering all other services to the chief lords. Should Juliana die without issue, all shall remain to her sister Lucy, to hold on the same terms. If Lucy should die without issue, all shall revert to Walter and his heirs.
Witnesses: Robert of Pespool; Ralph of Hawthorn; Thomas of Hawthorn; Thomas de Herle; Hugh of Ludworth; Ranulph of Fishburn; Thomas of Fishburn; Henry of Kelloe; Hugh Burdun; Robert Page.
Seal: One pair of slits, with stub of tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 4   No date [before 1 January 1316, when Robert of Pespool was dead: Misc. Ch. 6159]
Indentured grant by Walter of Haswell to Lucy, daughter of Robert of Haswell, of half a toft nearer the sun and half of all his arable, meadow, turbary and moor, etc., nearer the sun, in Haswell in the place called Fallowfield, to hold of Walter and his heirs for 21s. 8d. a year at St Martin in Winter and Pentecost by equal portions, rendering all other services to the chief lords. Should Lucy die without issue, all shall remain to her sister Juliana, to hold on the same terms. If Juliana should die without issue, all shall revert to Walter and his heirs.
Witnesses: as in 3 above.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and a fragment of seal.
Hasw. 5   No date [before 1 January 1316, when Robert of Pespool was dead: Misc. Ch. 6159]
Indentured grant by William son of Walter of Haswell, to Lucy, daughter of Robert of Haswell, of half a toft nearer to the sun in a place called Fallowfield, with half of his arable, meadow, turbary and moor in Haswell in a place called Fallowfield, namely whatever his father gave her [by no. 4 above], with remainder first to her sister Lucy and her heirs and then to the said Walter and his heirs, adding that the tenement of Fallowfield owes a rent of 8s. a year to the heirs of Walter of Colwell.
Witnesses: as in 3 above (but Hugh de Burdun).
Note: this half of the cirograph is corrected by an amendment to rectify the negligent omission of the arable, meadow, turbary and moorland in the opening lines.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 6   [9 May] 1333
Quitclaim by Lucy daughter of Robert of Haswell to Talbot of Northallerton, chaplain, of all right in two messuages lying together in Great Haswell together with those two bovates that she retained by a fine levied before the justices of Louis [Beaumont] bishop of Durham.
Date: Great Haswell; Sunday after St. John before the Latin Gate 1333.
Seal: One cut seal tag with seal.
Hasw. 7   4 November 1337
Grant by Talbot of Northallerton, chaplain, to John son of Adam de Meneuill and his wife Agnes of two messuages (placee, cf. no. 6) and two bovates in the vill and territory of Great Haswell, which he has by gift of Lucy daughter of Robert of Haswell, to hold of the chief lords, paying to Talbot 1d a year at Christmas during Talbot's life.
Date: Great Haswell; 4 November 1337.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal
Hasw. 8   10 December 1337
Quitclaim by Talbot of Northallerton, chaplain, to John son of Adam de Meneuill and his wife Agnes of all right in two messuages (placee, cf. no. 6) and two bovates held by John and Agnes in the town and territory of Great Haswell.
Date: Great Haswell; 10 December 1337.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 9   [26 September] 1334
Quitclaim by Joan widow of William of Haswell to John de Meneuill of all right in lands and tenements called Fallowfield in Great Haswell of which her former husband was seised. She has lately pursued John in the court of Richard [of Bury], bishop of Durham, by writ of dower for a third part of a rent of 42s from this property.
Date: Durham; Monday before Michaelmas 1334.
Note: William of Haswell died in 1334: Deputy Keeper's Report 45, app. 1, p. 209.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 10   No date [before 1334, when William of Haswell died: Deputy Keeper's Report 45, app. 1, p. 209.]
Grant by William of Haswell to Hugh Modi of Haswell of 1 acre in the field of Fallowfield lying in two places, one next to Holilawe [extending] from the south toward the north, and the other next to Tussewelles towards the south, extending from east to west, with as much marsh next to Tussewell as belongs to William, for the perpetual maintenance of a light in the chapel of Haswell on Sundays and on the feasts of Christmas and Easter for the benefit of the souls of William himself, his father and mother and for the souls of his relatives and friends.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth; Richard son of Hugh of Ludworth; Simon of Wingate; Walter Tusard of Haswell; Robert Spenser (Dispensator) of Haswell; Roger Haunsard; Robert de Minstertun; Roger of Thrislington ( Turstantun).
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 11   No date [before 1 January 1316, when Robert of Pespool was dead: Misc. Ch. 6159]
Grant by Marjory of Haswell widow of Hugh of Haswell to John son of Robert of Haswell in pure widowhood of ½ acre of arable that she has bought from Robert son of Richard of Haswell and that lies on Grenlaw to the east of land that her former husband had bought from the said Robert son of Richard in Great Haswell, to hold of Marjory and her heirs for a rose annually at the feast of St. John the Baptist in Summer.
Witnesses: John du Bois; Hugh then lord of Ludworth; Thomas de Herle; Robert of Pespool; Hugh Bordon; Robert Page; Robert Blaccherle; Elias son of Simon.
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 12   No date [before 20 May 1325, when Lucy, daughter of Robert lord of Haswell was acting as heiress: see 21A. Earlier than 11 above.]
Grant by Robert son of Richard of Great Haswell to Margery of Haswell widow of Hugh of Haswell of ½ acre of land in the territory of Haswell, lying on Grenlaw, to the east of land that Margery's former husband had bought from Robert.
Witnesses: Roger of Eppleton, knight; Walter of Ludworth, knight; Robert lord of Haswell; Robert Spenser (Dispensator) of Haswell; William de Burgo then chaplain of Haswell; Ran[ulph] of Cornforth, knight.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 13A   10 September 1351
Indentured grant by Peter son of William of Haswell to John son of Adam de Meneuill and his wife Agnes of all the lands and tenements in Haswell that he has inherited from his father, to hold for the life of grantor for an annual rent of 20s. first payable at St. Martin next, with right to Peter to distrain for the rent if it is in any way in arrears.
Date: Haswell, 10 September 1351.
Seal: Three slits, the left without tag or seal, the middle with tag and seal, the right without tag or seal.
Hasw. 13B   10 September 1351
Counterpart of 13A.
Hasw. 14   [24 November] 1366
Indentured grant by Peter son of Peter of Haswell to William de Meneuyll and his wife Denise of all his lands and tenements in Haswell and Fallowfield to hold of the chief lords, paying annually to Peter 13s 4d in silver at Pentecost and St Martin in Winter by equal portions, with right to Peter to distrain for this rent if it is all or in part in arrears beyond 40 days.
Witnesses: Robert de Fethirstanhaulgh' of Eden; Ralph de Beaufowe; William of Hutton; Gilbert of Hulam; Richard de Menbrane.
Date: Haswell; Tuesday before St. Katherine virgin 1366.
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 15   [21 February 1369]
Quitclaim by Peter of Haswell son of Peter of Haswell of Satley, to William de Meneuill and Denise his wife, of all right in lands and tenements in Haswell and Fallowfield with an annual rent there of 13s 4d, to hold of the chief lords.
Date: Haswell; Wednesday eve of St. Peter in Cathedra 1368/9.
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 16   [20 January 1323]
Grant by Thomas of Hawthorn and his wife Euphemia to John son of Henry of Kelloe of all his land in the vill and territory of Great Haswell, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Thomas du Bois; John du Bois; Walter of Ludworth; William of Pittington; William of Burdon.
Date: Great Haswell; Thursday before Conversion of St. Paul 1322/3.
Seal: Two pairs of slits, with tags; seals missing.
Hasw. 17A   No date. [1323 x 1325: after 16, and probably before 21A, which appears to refer to this grant.]
Indentured grant by John son of Henry of Kelloe to Lucy of Haswell of all lands and tenements in Great Haswell that John has by grant of Thomas son of Ralph de Beaufou and his wife Euphemia by fine levied at Durham in the court of Louis [Beaumont] bishop of Durham, to hold of the chief lords, paying annually to John and his sister Elizabeth and their heirs 5 marks in silver annually at St. Martin in Winter and Pentecost by equal portions, with right to John and Elizabeth to distrain if the rent is in arrears.
Witnesses: Sir William of Kilkenny, knight; Sir Jordan of Dawdon, knight; Robert of Lambton; Walter of Ludworth; Thomas du Bois; John du Bois.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 17B   [1323 x 1325]
Counterpart of 17A.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 18   [14 April] 1332
Grant of Lucy daughter of Robert of Haswell to John son of Adam de Meneuill and Agnes his wife of a third part of a third part of the manor of Great Haswell, namely the lands and tenements that Thomas Beaufow of Hawthorn and his wife Euphemia had by the inheritance and share of Euphemia in the vill of Great Haswell, to hold of the chief lords, paying annually to John of Kelloe 4 marks at the feasts of Pentecost and St Martin in Winter, beginning at Pentecost 1333. If John and Agnes die without issue, the land shall remain to the right heirs of Agnes.
Date: Haswell; Tuesday after Palm Sunday 1332.
Seal: One pair of slits, with stub of tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 19   [14 April] 1332
Appointment by Lucy daughter of Robert de Haswell of John de Bois as her attorney to deliver seisin to John de Meneuill and his wife Agnes of a third part of a third part of the manor of Great Haswell, according to the tenor of her charter [18 above].
Date: Great Haswell; Tuesday after Palm Sunday 1332.
Seal: One tongue; seal missing.
Hasw. 20   [3 May] 1338
Quitclaim by John son of Henry of Kelloe and his sister Elizabeth to John son of Adam de Meneuill and his wife Agnes of all right in 5 marks rent issuing from all the lands and tenements formerly of Thomas son of Ralph Beaufow and Lucy of Haswell in Great Haswell. John son of Henry of Kelloe and Elizabeth his sister had previously granted the rent to Talbot of Northallerton for the term of Talbot's life, and Talbot had granted it to John son of Adam de Meneuill and his wife Agnes for the term of Talbot's life.
Witnesses: Robert of Lambton; Walter of Ludworth; John Harpyn; Walter de Hawyk; Jordan de Merley.
Date: Haswell; Sunday after Philip and James 1338.
Seal: Two pairs of slits; the left with stub of seal tag, seal missing; the right without tag or seal.
Hasw. 21A   No date. [1325 or earlier: see endorsement.]
Indentured grant by John son of Henry of Kelloe and his sister Elizabeth to Talbot of Allerton, chaplain celebrating daily in the church of St Helen of Kelloe for the souls of the said John and Elizabeth and of Alice of Trimdon and for the souls of Nicholas of Kelloe, brother of John and Elizabeth, of their progenitors and of all the departed, an annual rent of 5 marks in Great Haswell for the life of Sir Talbot, to be received annually at Pentecost and St Martin in Winter by equal portions from the lands and tenements that Lucy of Haswell holds by grant of the said John in Great Haswell and which used to be payable to John and Elizabeth. If the rent is in arrears, Sir Talbot may distrain on the lands and tenements of Lucy.
Witnesses: Sir William of Kilkenny, knight; Sir Jordan of Dawdon, knight; William of Kelloe; John Harpin; Walter of Ludworth; Thomas du Bois.
Dorse: Memorandum that Lucy of Haswell attorned herself at Durham in the market place (super placeam) for Talbot, chaplain, in the presence of John Harpin, John of Kelloe son of Henry, John of Hawthorn brother of Thomas of Hawthorn, and John du Bois; Monday before Pentecost, 13 Kal. June, [20 May] 1325.
Seal: Two pairs of slits, with tags and seals.
Hasw. 21B   [1325 or earlier]
Counterpart of 21A.
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 22   No date [probably shortly before 16 October 1315, cf. 77, and before 1 January 1316, when Robert of Pespool was dead: Misc. Ch. 6159]
Grant by William of Haswell de Edlesheued to John son of John du Bois of all his land with tofts and crofts in the vill and territory of Haswell, to hold of the chief lords, paying annually to William a pair of spurs worth 6d at the Nativity of St John the Baptist.
Witnesses: Robert of Pespool; Walter of Ludworth; Peter of Tursdale; Robert of Lambton; Thomas du Bois; Thomas of Wingate; ....... of Haswell.
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 23   No date [after 16 October 1315: cf. 77]
Grant by John son of John du Bois to his brother Thomas of all his land with tofts and crofts in the vill and territory of Haswell, i.e. those he had by grant of Richard Kellawe, bishop of Durham, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth; Robert of Lambton; William of Pittington; Thomas of Cornforth; Alan de Fryseby; Robert Payge; William of Burdon.
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 24   [6 April] 1323
Quitclaim by Robert son of Philip of Silksworth to John Punder of Haswell and Lecia his wife of a messuage, a bovate and 1 acre of land in Over Hesswell which he had by feoffment of his brother William of Silksworth for the term of Robert's life.
Witnesses: John de Meneuille; Walter of Ludworth; William of Thornley; William of Pittington; Thomas du Bois; William Burdon.
Date: Haswell; Wednesday after St. Ambrose bishop 1323.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 25A   [3 April] 1323
Grant by William of Silksworth to John Punder of Haswell and Lecia his wife of a messuage, a bovate and 1 acre of land in Over Haswell which he had by feoffment of William of Haswell, elder son of Robert Spenser (Espensarius) of Haswell, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth, William of Thornley; William of Pittington, Thomas du Bois; William Burdon; John son of Ralph of Greatham.
Date: Haswell; Quasimodo 1323.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 25B   No date [before 2 September 1313: cf. 108]
Grant by William of Haswell, elder son of Rober Spenser of Haswell, to William of Silksworth and his wife Juliana of a bovate of land and all his other lands and tenements in the vill and territory of Over Haswell and beyond which he has by grant of Reginald of Witton [106 below], to hold of the chief lord with all the right once held by Walter of Colwell.
Witnesses: Robert of Pespool; Robert of Eppleton; Walter of Ludworth; Thomas du Bois; Roger son of Roger of Esh; Thomas son of Thomas de Herle; Roger of Burdon (Byrden) and Stephen his son; John of Elvet, chaplain.
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 25C   No date [before 2 September 1313: cf. 108]
Same as 25B.
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 26   [25 January] 1328
Grant by John Punder of Haswell to William his younger son of a toft and a bovate in Great Haswell, namely those he had by grant of William of Silksworth. He grants also to the said William those 4 acres that he had by grant of William Burdon in Great Haswell, to hold of the chief lords, together with all the goods and chattels on the said properties on the day of the making of the charter.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth, Thomas du Bois; John du Bois; William of Silksworth; William Burdon; Thomas Blaccharle; Gilbert clerk.
Date: Haswell; Monday, St. Paul, 1327/8.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 27   [25 January 1328]
Language:   French
Appointment by John Punder of Haswell of William Burdon as his attorney to deliver seisin to his younger son, William, of all lands and tenements in Great Haswell that he has by grant of William of Silksworth and William Burdon.
Date: Monday, St. Paul, 1327/8.
Seal: Stub of one tongue; seal missing.
Hasw. 28   No date [before 28 January 1328: cf. 29]
Grant by William Burdon of Over Haswell to John Pounder and his wife Lecia of Lower Haswell of 4 acres of arable land, of which 2 acres lie on Hesilchawehille between land once of William Spenser and land of Margaret of Greatham, 1 acre lies on the Netherfiringes between lands of the said William Spenser and Margaret of Greatham in the Westmore of Haswell, and 1 acre lies in a place called Lambwellecche next to land of the prior of Finchale further from the sun in the field of Over Haswell, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Walter lord of Ludworth; William of Thornley; Thomas du Bois; John du Bois; Robert Page; William son of Reginald of Ludworth.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 29   [28 January] 1328
Grant of William son of John Punder of Haswell to Lecia his mother of a toft with buildings standing on it and that bovate in Great Haswell which his father, John, had by grant of William of Silksworth, and 4 acres of land in Great Haswell that his father had by grant of William Burdon, to hold of the chief lords for her life.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth; Thomas du Bois and his brother John; William Burdon; Thomas Blaccherle; Peter clerk; Gilbert clerk.
Date: Great Haswell; Thursday after the Conversion of St. Paul, 1327/8.
Seal: One pair of slits, with stub of tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 30   [27 May] 1339
Grant by William son of John Punder of Haswell to John son of Adam de Meneuill and Agnes his wife of all lands and tenements that he has by feoffment of his father John in both vills of Haswell.
Date: Haswell; Thursday after Holy Trinity 1339.
Seal: One pair of slits, with stub of tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 31   [27 May] 1339
Relaxation by William son of John Punder of Haswell to John son of Adam de Meneuill and Agnes his wife of all right in all his lands and tenements in both vills of Haswell.
Date: Haswell; Thursday after Holy Trinity 1339.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 32   [3 October] 1344
Grant by William son of John Punder to John son of Adam de Meneuill and his wife Agnes of 1½ acres in Great Haswell which descended to him by the death of his father John, of which 1 acre lies beside Piperdikys and ½ acre on the Grenelaw, to hold of the chief lords.
Date: Haswell; Sunday after Michaelmas 1344.
Seal: One pair of slits, with stub of tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 33   [7 July] 1320
Quitclaim by William de Burdon residing in Great Haswell to John of Hardwick and his wife Matilda of all right in the toft and garden called the Gressegarthe, situated between the toft of the grantor on the west side and the toft of the grantees on the east side in the vill of Great Haswell, and in 8 acres of arable land lying in the field and territory of the vill of Great Haswell, as specified in a separate charter concerning the said toft, garden and 8 acres.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth; Reginald of Ludworth; Walter son of Roger of Ludworth; Thomas du Bois; John du Bois; William of Silksworth; Rober Page; Thomas Blaccharle; Geoffrey of Colwell; John son of Ralph of Greatham; John Messor; William Raynald of Hartlepool, clerk.
Date: Great Haswell; Monday, translation of St. Thomas martyr, 1320.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 34   No date. [Presumably as 33: 7 July 1320]
Grant by William of Burdon residing in Great Haswell to John of Hardwick and his wife Matilda of the toft and garden called the Gressegarthe, situated between the toft of the grantor on the west side and the toft of the grantees on the east side in the vill of Great Haswell, and in 8 acres of arable land lying in the field and territory of Great Haswell, of which 5 roods lie on Herueholys abbutting on Catteholys, 3 roods on Laythehalue abutting on Esyngtongatys, 2 acres in Schyterlaw, 2 acres in the Feryngis, 1 rood next Quyttongate, 3 roods at the Lecrosse, 3 roods at the Rodehalle and 1 rood at the Toungys, to hold from the chief lord.
Witnesses: as 33.
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 35   No date [probably 1320: see 33]
Grant by William Burdon residing in Great Haswell to John of Hardwick and his wife Matilda of a toft with building thereon, 40 feet wide on the road side, extending down as far as the toft of the said tenenement, which contains 1 acre of land between set bounds, these properties lying between the grantor's capital messuage towards the north and the tenement of Robert Page towards the east. He also grants 11 acres of arable in the field and territory of Great Haswell, of which 2 acres lie on Pridhill between land of William of Scotland towards the north (sic), 2 acres on Schiterlawe next to land of William son of Spenser towards the north and abutting the moor towards the south, 2 acres at Fletmerelawe further from the sun next to land of William Spenser, 2 acres at Ne[th]erleyh' abbutting on Axlop next to land of William Spenser on one side and land of William of Scotland on the other, and 2 acres in the Feringes next to land of Thomas du Bois further from the sun and abutting on Witefelddikes. To hold all from the chief lords, paying annually to the grantor and his heirs 1d. at the feast of St. John the Baptist.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth; Reginald of Ludworth; Walter son of Roger of Ludworth; Thomas du Bois; John du Bois; William of Silksworth; Robert Page; Thomas Blaccharle; Geoffrey of Colwell; John son of Ralf of Greatham; John Messor; Gilbert of Moorhouse, clerk.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 36   [25 July] 1321
Grant by William son of Hugh Burdon to Peter Burdeus de Harebaru in free marriage with Juliana, the grantor's daughter, of all lands and tenements that he has in the vill and territory of Great Haswell on the day of this deed's making through the death of his father, except for one bovate lying in the following places: 1 acre in the Croft nearer the sun, 1½ acres in Owlenlandes nearer the sun, 3 roods at the Grenlawe nearer the sun, 1 acre at Refhowe nearer the sun, one acre at Shyturlawe nearer the sun, 1 acre at Midrigg(es) nearer the sun, one rood at Axlawlepes nearer the sun, 1 acre with adjacent meadow at Refhowetes, one acre and ½ rood at Sywynacreside nearer the sun, 1½ roods at the Haluerodes, to hold of the grantor by Peter and Juliana and their legitimate issue.
Witnesses: Thomas du Bois; John du Bois; Walter of Ludworth; Robert Page; John son of Ralph of Greatham.
Date: Haswell; Saturday, St. James the apostle, 1321.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing
Hasw. 37   [5 August] 1321
Grant by William son of Hugh Burdon of Haswell to William chaplain of Haswell of a bovate in the vill and territory of Great Haswell in the following places: 1 acre in the Croft nearer the sun, 1½ acres in Owlonlandes nearer the sun, 3 roods at the Grenlawe nearer the sun, 1acre at Refhowe nearer the sun, 1 acre at Shitirlawe nearer the sun, 1 acre at Midrigg(es) nearer the sun, 1 rood at Axlaulepes nearer the sun, 1 acre with adjacent meadow at Refhowetes, 1 acre and ½ rood at Sywyneacreside nearer the sun, 1½ roods at Haluerodes, to hold from the chief lords.
Witnesses: Thomas du Bois; John du Bois; Walter of Ludworth; Robert Page; John son of Ralph of Greatham.
Date: Haswell; Wednesday, St. Oswald king and martyr, 1321.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 38A   [24 August] 1321
Indentured grant by William chaplain of Haswell to William son of Hugh Burdon of Haswell of that bovate that he holds by feoffment of the said William in the vill and territory of Great Haswell, to hold for William's life with remainder after William's death to Peter Burdeus de Harebarue and his wife Juliana, with remainder if they have no legitimate issue to the next heirs of William Burdon.
Witnesses: Thomas du Bois; John du Bois; Robert Page; John son of Ralph of Greatham.
Date: Haswell; Monday, St. Bartholomew apostle, 1321.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 38B   [24 August] 1321
Counterpart of 38A.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 39   [17 March] 1323
Grant by William Burdon of Haswell and his wife Ada to Matilda of Seaton, widow of John of Hardwick, of 8 acres and an annual rent of 3s 4d in Great Haswell, lying in the following places: 4 acres in Harmer (i.e. 3½ acres next land of Margaret widow of Ralph of Greatham on the east, ½ acre next land of William chaplain on the east), 1 acre and 3 roods in a place called the Feringes next the moor of Shadforth, ½ acre in Laytholf next land of the said Margaret on the west, 1 rood between the roads (inter stratas) next to land of the said Margaret on the east, 3 roods at the Coues next to land of the said Margaret on the west, 1 rood at Refowe next to land of the said Margaret on the east, 1 rood at Spitellandes next to the road, 1 rood at Smalburn next to land of the said Margaret on the north, and John Punder pays the said rent for a messuage held of the grantor, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth; Thomas du Bois; John du Bois; William of Pittington; Robert Page; Thomas Blakcharl; John Punder.
Date: Haswell; Thursday before St. Cuthbert in March 1322/3.
Seal: Two pairs of slits, both with tags and seals.
Hasw. 40   [9 July] 1322
Grant by William of Burdon of Great Haswell and Ada his wife to Matilda, widow of John de Herdewyk, of a toft and 2 acres in Great Haswell, of which 1 acre and 3½ roods are next to Eggelaweball on the north, and ½ rood [at the] Tunges.
Witnesses: Thomas du Bois; Walter of Ludworth; John du Bois; John son of Ralph of Greatham; John Punder; Thomas Blakcharle.
Date: Great Haswell; Friday after the translation of St Thomas martyr 1322.
Seal: Two pairs of slits, both with tags and seals.
Hasw. 41   No date [early 1320s: see 39, 40; after 7 July 1320, when John of Hardwick was still alive: 33, 34]
Grant by William Burdon of Over Haswell and his wife Ada to Matilda, widow of John of Hardwick, of 4 acres of land in the vill of Haswell, lying as follows: 2½ acres in the Lelawe, ½ acre at the Piperdyk(es) next to land of John Pounder towards the west, 1 rood on ....rig(es) next to land of Margaret of Greatham towards the east, 1 rood at the Coues next to land of the said Margaret towards the ........, 1 rood at the Crosse next to land of the said Margaret towards the north; 1 rood at Bernardeshopheuid next to land of the said Margaret towards the west, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth; Thomas du Bois; John du Bois; John son of Ralph of Greatham; John Ponder of Haswell.
Seal: Two pairs of slits; both tags and seals missing.
Hasw. 42   [c.1330 x 6 December 1339]
Grant by William Burdon of Haswell to Thomas son of John du Bois and Isabel his wife of 8 acres of arable land in the field and territory of Great Haswell, lying as follows: 2½ acres abutting on the Coues, 1½ acres between Esingtongate and Luddewordgate, ½ acre and 1 rood on Laythalf on the east side of land formerly of William Spenser, ½ acre and 1 rood on Payneswell abutting on Axlopleche, 1 acre and 1 rood on the Grencromflatte to the east, ½ acre and 1 rood on Smalburn and ½ acre on the Wanddales, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Sir Richard Marmaduke, knight; Jordan of Dawdon, knight; Robert of Lumley, knight; Robert of Lambton; Walter of Ludworth; Peter of Tursdale; Thomas of Wingate; Thomas de Bewfow; Robert Page.
No date; [before 6 December 1339, when Thomas du Bois was dead: 66]
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 43   [c.1323 x 6 December 1339]
Grant by William Burdon of Haswell and his wife Ada to Isolda daughter of Richard of Herrington of a toft and 6 acres in Great Haswell, of which the toft lies between a toft of Margaret widow of Ralph of Greatham and a toft formerly of William of Scotland, 4½ acres lie in a place called Hesshawehill next to land of the said Margaret, and 1½ acres lie on the Firing(es) next to land of the said Margaret, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth; Thomas du Bois; John du Bois; William of Pittington; Alan of Sherburn; Robert Page; William of Herrington.
No date; before 6 December 1339, when Thomas du Bois was dead: 66; William of Pittington occurs in 1323: 16, 24; William of Herrington occurs in 1333: 49]
Seal: Two pairs of slits, with tags; seals missing.
Hasw. 44   No date [before 6 December 1339, when Thomas du Bois was dead: 66]
Grant by William Burdon of Great Haswell and Ada his wife to Roger Katrynson and Isabel his wife of a quarter share of the manor of Great Haswell to hold of the chief lords for the life of the grantees with remainder to Nicholas, son of the grantees, and his legitimate issue. If Nicholas should die without legitimate issue, then the property will remain to his right heirs.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth; John Harpyn; Robert of Lambton Thomas du Bois; John du Bois.
Seal: Two pairs of slits, with tags and seals.
Hasw. 45   [19 May] 1342
Indentured lease by William Burdon of Haswell to Peter of Haswell, clerk, of a bovate in Haswell which Peter already has on a twelve-year lease. The lease is renewed for the life of the grantor for an annual rent of 9s in silver at Pentecost and S. Martin in Winter equally.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth, Roger of Hetton; Gilbert of Washington; Adam of Edderacres; John son of Ralph of Greatham of Haswell; Roger lord of Burdon.
Date: Haswell; Pentecost 1342.
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 46   [10 August] 1348
Quitclaim by William Burdon of Haswell to John son of Adam de Meneuill and his wife Agnes of all right in lands that John and Agnes hold by feoffment of Peter le Clerk of Haswell and his wife Juliana in the vill and territory of Great Haswell.
Date: Haswell; Sunday, St Lawrence, 1348.
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 47   [12 December] 1333
Quitclaim by William son of John of Hardwick to John de Meneuill and his wife Agnes of all right in a messuage and 14 acres in the vill and territory of Great Haswell which the grantor had by feoffment of his mother Matilda.
Date: Haswell; Sunday after St. Nicholas 1333.
Seal: One pair of slits, with stub of tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 48   [7 November] 1333
Grant by William son of John of Hardwick to John de Meneuill and his wife Agnes of a messuage and 14 acres in the vill and territory of Great Haswell that the grantor has by feoffment of his mother Matilda, to hold of the chief lords.
Date: Haswell; Sunday before St. Martin in Winter1333.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 49   [7 November] 1333
Language:   French
Grant by William son of John of Hardwick to John de Meneuill and his wife Agnes of an annual rent of 40d and other services from the lands and tenements formerly of Thomas Blakkcharl in Great Haswell, of which lands William of Herrington and others are now tenants, which rent was formerly due to William Burdon and his wife Ada, as of Ada's right.
Date: Haswell; Sunday before St. Martin 1333.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 50   [21 January] 1336
Indentured lease by Thomas de Herdewik, residing in Seaton [Carew], to Robert du Bois, for a sum of money already paid to Thomas, of a toft and croft and all the land he has in the vill and field of Haswell by grant of John de Herdewik his father, to hold from Pentecost 1336 for ten years, paying annually at St Martin in Winter two thraves of oats or 12d in silver to the chaplain celebrating in the chapel of Haswell. If the holdings are retained after ten years the rent will rise to 40s in silver payable to Thomas and his heirs.
Witnesses: Thomas du Bois; John son of Margaret of Greatham; Peter clerk of Haswell; William Perry; Thomas Raven.
Date: Haswell; Sunday before the Conversion of St. Paul 1335/6.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 51   [6 October] 1333
Grant by William son of John de Herdewyk of Seaton Carew to John Rose son of Thomas Rauen of Great Haswell and his wife Agnes of a toft and 2 acres in Great Haswell that he has by grant of his mother Matilda to hold from the grantor and his heirs to the grantees and their legitimate issue, performing services to the chief lords. If John and Agnes die without legitimate issue, the land is to remain to the right heirs of John, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Thomas du Bois, Walter of Ludworth; John du Bois; Peter le Clerk of Haswell; Thomas Blakcharl.
Date: Great Haswell; Wednesday in the octave of Michaelmas 1333.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 52   [1320 x 1333]
Grant by Matilda widow of John de Herdewik of Seaton Carew in legitimate widowhood to her son Thomas of all the land with tofts and messuages that she and her husband had by grant of William of Burdon in the vill, field and territory of Great Haswell, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth; Reginald of Ludworth; Thomas du Bois; John du Bois; Robert Page; Geoffrey of Colwell; William of Silksworth; Thomas Blaccharle; John son of Ralph of Greatham; “others with the clerk”.
No date. [After 7 July 1320, when John of Hardwick was still alive: 33, 34. Probably before 7 November 1333: cf. 48, which may refer to this grant. Thomas Blaccharle occurs in eight dated charters, all 1320-1333. Thomas du Bois was dead before 6 December 1339: 66.]
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 53    [7 November] 1333
Grant by John son of Thomas Rauen and his wife Agnes to John de Meneuill and his wife Agnes of 1 messuage and 2 acres in Great Haswell that they have by feoffment of William son of John de Herdewik, to hold of the chief lords.
Date: Haswell; Sunday before St. Martin in Winter 1333.
Seal: Two pairs of slits, with tags; seals missing.
Hasw. 54   6 June 1339
Quitclaim by John Rose son of Thomas Rauen of Great Haswell to John son of Adam de Meneuill of all right in a toft and 2 acres in Great Haswell that he had by grant of William son of John de Herdewyk.
Witnesses: William de Welbery, chaplain; Robert du Bois; John Dawisson; Ranulph Thewe.
Date: Haswell; 6 June, 1339.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 55   [27 July 1334]
Quitclaim by Edmund son of William de Denum to John son of Adam de Meigneuill of all right in 4s rent in Great Haswell that William of Burdon and his wife Ada recently conceded to the grantor in the court of Louis [Beaumont] bishop of Durham at Durham before his justices.
Witnesses: Sir William of Kilkenny; Sir Jordan of Dawdon; Walter of Ludworth; Walter de Hawyk; Thomas du Bois and John his brother.
Date: Durham; Wednesday after St. James apostle 8 Edward III.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 56   [28 July 1334]
Grant by William son of William de Denum to John son of Adam de Meigneuill of all the lands and tenements he had in Great Haswell by grant of William of Haswell, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Sir William of Kilkenny; Sir Jordan of Dawdon; Walter of Ludworth; Walter de Hawik; Thomas du Bois and John his brother.
Date: Durham; Thursday after St. James apostle 8 Edward III.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 57   [9 May] 1344
Grant by William son of Alexander of Hartlepool to John son of Adam de Meneuill and Agnes his wife of his lands and tenenements in Haswell, to hold of the chief lords.
Date: Haswell; Sunday after Invention of Holy Cross 1344.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 58   [7 January] 1346
Grant by Stephen son of Roger Catelynson to Roger of Thornton of a messuage and two bovates in Great Haswell formerly of Robert Page, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Roger of Hetton; Gilbert of Washington; Thomas de Beaufowe; John son of Ralph; Peter clerk of Haswell.
Date: Haswell; Saturday after Epiphany 1345/6.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 59   [12 January] 1346
Indentured grant by Roger of Thornton to Stephen son of Roger Katelynson and his wife Matilda of a messuage and two bovates in Great Haswell, formerly of Robert Page, which Roger had by feoffment of the said Stephen, to hold of the chief lords. If Stephen and Matilda die without direct legitimate issue, the property shall remain to the right heirs of Stephen to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Thomas de Beaufowe; Roger of Hetton; Gilbert of Washington; Peter clerk of Haswell; John son of Ralph.
Date: Haswell; Thursday before St. Hilary 1345/6.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 60   [c.1330 x 6 December 1339]
Grant by Robert Page of Haswell to Thomas du Bois and his wife Isabel of 5 acres of arable in the field and territory of Great Haswell, lying as follows: 3 acres on Fletemerlawe between land once of William Burdon and land once of William of Scotland, 1 acre and 1 rood on the Langlanddes between land once of William Spensersersun (sic) and land of Sir William chaplain, 1½ roods on the Midrig(es), 1½ roods on the Nethreleye between land of Sir William chaplain and land of Geoffrey of Colwell, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth; Robert of Lambton; William of Kelloe; Peter of Tursdale; John du Bois; William Burdon.
No date. [Before 6 December 1339, when Thomas du Bois was dead: 66.]
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal fragment.
Hasw. 61   7 January 1314
Indentured grant by Thomas du Bois, Lucy of Haswell, William of Silksworth, William of Burdon, and Ralph of Greatham to Richard [Kellaw], bishop of Durham, of 24 acres of moor in the vill of Haswell on the Whiteside lying together next to the bishop's field of Sherburn, to hold in severalty. The same parties quitclaim to the bishop all claim to common with their beasts on any of the bishop's lands or pastures in Sherburn or Shadforth. Moreover, Geoffrey [Burdon], prior of Durham, Thomas of Goldsborough archdeacon of Durham, Robert Page and William of Haswell of Scotland quitclaim to the bishop all claim to common with their beasts on any of the bishop's lands or pastures in Sherburn or Shadforth, or on the 24 acres of moor granted above. In return the bishop quitclaims to Thomas, Lucy, William, William and Ralph all claim to common with his animals or with those of his men of Sherburn and Shadforth in any lands or pastures in the vill of Haswell, and grants that they hold their lands and pastures in Haswell in severalty. If any tenant of Haswell ( “tenens de Hessewell”) should in future make claims such that the bishop cannot exercise the rights so recognised, then the bishop and his men of Sherburn and Shadforth may common with all their beasts in the vill of Haswell as they did before the making of this agreement. And if any tenant of Sherburn or Shadforth ( “tenens de Shirburn vel de Shaldeford”) should claim common pasture in Haswell as pertinent to his free tenement, then Thomas, Lucy, William, William and Ralph may enter and retain the 24 acres of moor granted above and common in the vills of Sherburn and Shadforth as they did before the making of this agreement.
Witnesses: Richard Marmaduke, knight; Richard of Rothbury, knight; Jordan of Dawdon, knight; John de Yeland; Rod' lord of Hawthorn; Robert of Pespool;Walter of Ludworth.
Date: Stockton; 7 January 1313/4, the 3rd year of Richard's pontificate [1314].
Seal: Nine pairs of slits, with tags; all seals missing.
Printed: Registrum Palatinum Dunelmense, ii,1250-1252.
Calendared: J. Walton, Calendar of the Greenwell Deeds, (Newcastle 1927) no. 125, p.57-58.
Hasw. 62   1 January 1336
Grant by John de Skylington to John son of Adam de Meneuill and Agnes his wife of all the lands and tenements he had in Great Haswell by grant of Louis [Beaumont] late bishop of Durham.
Date: Durham; 1 January 1335/6.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 63   12 April 1331
Inspeximus by William [of Cowton], prior of Durham, of the following grant.
Date: Durham, “in capitulo nostro”; 12 April 1331.
Seal: 1 pair of slits, with tag and fragment of seal ( “sigillum commune capituli nostri”).
   10 March 1330
Grant by Louis [Beaumont], bishop of Durham, to John de Skylington, for his good service, of all the lands and tenements that William of Haswell de Cralyn held in the vill of Great Haswell, which escheated to the bishop by forfeiture of the said William, to hold of the prior and other chief lords with reversion to the bishop in default of John's legitimate issue.
Witnesses: Thomas Surtees (Surteyse), steward of the bishop; Sir Jordan of Dawdon, knight; William of Washington, knight; John of Lumley, knight; William de Denum; William of Walworth, sheriff; Adam de Boughes.
Date: [North]allerton; 10 March 1329/30, the 12th year of his pontificate [1330].
Hasw. 64   21 October 1335
Inspeximus by William [of Cowton], prior of Durham, of the following grant.
Date: Durham“in capitulo nostro”; 21 October 1335.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal ( “sigillum commune capituli nostri”).
   12 March 1333
Grant by Louis [Beaumont], bishop of Durham, to John de Skylington for his good service of all the lands and tenements as in 63 above, to hold of the prior and other chief lords, without restriction of the succession to John's legitimate issue.
Witnesses: Thomas Surtees (Surteyse), steward of the bishop; Jordan of Dawdon, knight; William of Washington, knight; John of Lumley, knight; William de Denum, knight; William of Walworth, sheriff; Adam de Boughs.
Date: the bishop's manor of Auckland; 12 March 1332/3, the 15th year of his pontificate [1333].
Hasw. 65A   [12 November] 1347
Indentured grant by Peter clerk of Haswell and his wife Juliana to John son of Adam de Meneuill and Agnes his wife of a messuage, 3 bovates and 4 acres of land in Great Haswell, namely all the land that he had by feoffment of William of Burdon, to hold of the chief lords, John Dawson and the chaplain of the chapel of Haswell, and paying 9s a year to William of Burdon for the term of William's life, and paying to the grantor a rose each year for 14 years from Pentecost next, and after those 14 years paying annually £4 in silver at Pentecost and St Martin in Winter by equal portions. The grantors reserve the right to re-enter if the rent of £4 falls in arrears.
Date: Haswell; Monday the morrow of St Martin in Winter 1347.
Seal: Two pairs of slits; the left with tag and seal; the right with stub of tag, seal missing.
Note: cf. the further recognizance, Hasw. 73.
Hasw. 65B   [12 November] 1347
Counterpart of no. 65.
Seal: Two pairs of slits; tags and seals missing.
Hasw. 66   [6 December] 1339
Indentured grant by Robert son of John du Bois of Haswell to John son of Adam de Meneuill and Agnes his wife of all his lands and tenements in Easington moor ( “in mora de Esington”) called Boysfeld, which his father formerly had, to hold of the bishop, paying annually to Robert for the term of his life 1 mark of rent and a vestment of the price of ½ mark (or ½ mark in lieu) at Pentecost and S. Martin by equal portions. The grantor reserves the right to re-enter if the rent is delayed. The grant reserves the dower right of Isabel, widow of the grantor's brother Thomas, who is to be satisfied by the grantees.
Date: Haswell; Monday St Nicholas 1339.
Seal: Two pairs of slits, both with tags and seals.
Counterpart: Misc. Ch. 6156.
Hasw. 67   [c.1333 x 1369]
Grant by Ralph de Beaufowe of Hawthorn to William de Meneuill that he may attach his pond of Plismyre in Fallowfield upon Ralph's ground in Hawthorn moor and have as much land from Ralph's moor as the water of the pond occupies in time of flood, to hold in severalty. William may also dig turves on the moor for making and raising the pond whenever need be.
No date. [c.1333 x 1369: range of dated appearances of William de Meneuill.]
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 68A   [6 October] 1359
Grant by Peter de Herbarow to William de Meneuyl of a toft and croft, three bovates and 5 acres on the moor that Peter had by feoffment of William de Browdone, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Peter of Haswell, chaplain; Thomas Colwel; William son of Ralph.
Date: Haswell; Sunday after Michaelmas 1359.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 68B   [30 November] 1359
Quitclaim by John son of Peter Bordews de Harbarow to William de Meneuyl of all right in the lands that William has by feoffment of his father.
Date: Haswell; St. Andrew apostle 1359.
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 69   [14 April 1349]
Indentured final concord between John son of Adam de Meneuill and his wife Agnes quer. and William de Meneuill def. concerning 5 messuages, 1 carucate and 173 acres of land in Great Haswell, Silksworth and West Burdon . John and Agnes to hold of the chief lords, (a) with remainder after their deaths of 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Great Haswell to Nicholas, William's brother, and his male issue, to hold of the chief lords; with subsequent remainder, should Nicholas die without male issue, to Thomas, Nicholas's brother, and his male heirs, to hold of the chief lords; with reversion should Thomas die without male issue to the right heirs of John, to hold of the chief lords. (b) Also with remainder after the deaths of John and Agnes of 1 messuage and 60 acres in Silksworth and 60 acres in West Burdon to Robert brother of the said William and his male issue, to hold of the chief lords; with subsequent remainder should Robert die without male issue to Thomas, Robert's brother, and his male issue, to hold of the chief lords; with reversion, should Thomas die without male issue, to the right heirs of John, to hold of the chief lords. (c) Also with remainder after the deaths of John and Agnes of 2 messuages and 53 acres in Silksworth to Thomas, William's brother and his male issue, to hold of the chief lords; with subsequent remainder should Thomas die without male issue to Robert, Thomas's brother, and his male issue, to hold of the chief lords; with reversion, should Robert die without male issue, to the right heirs of John, to hold of the chief lords.
Before Thomas Gray, William Basset, Thomas of Seaton, Roger de Blakeston, Peter of Richmond, justices of the bishop.
Date: Durham; Tuesday in Easter week 23 Edward III, the 4th year of the pontificate of Thomas.
Hasw. 70   [30 October] 1355
Grant by Ralph de Beaufow to John son of Adam de Menuile and his wife Agnes of all lands and tenements he has by inheritance in Haswell, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Robert de Fethirstanhalgh; Gilbert of Washington; Gilbert of Hulam; Gilbert of Hutton; Thomas de Hadham.
Date: Haswell; Friday before All Saints 1355.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 71   [11 August] 1351
Lease by William de Meneuill to his father John de Meneuill and John's wife Agnes, for their lives, of all his lands, tenements and rents in the vill of Great Haswell that were once of Thomas du Bois.
Date: Haswell; Thursday after St. Lawrence 1351.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 72   17 March 1334
Grant by John de Meneuill and his wife Agnes to William his son and John, William's brother, of all lands and tenements he had in Great Haswell by feoffment of Lucy, daughter of Robert of Haswell, namely those once of Thomas Beaufow and his wife Euphemia, to hold for their lives, paying annually to the grantors and their heirs 4 marks in silver at Easter and St Martin in Winter by equal portions. The grantors retain the right to re-enter should the rent be in arrears.
Date: Haswell; 17 March 1333/4.
Seal: Two pairs of slits, with tags and seals.
Hasw. 73   [12 November] 1347
Language:   French
Recognizance by John son of Adam de Meneuill and his wife Agnes that, whereas Peter le Clerk of Haswell and his wife Juliana have given them land in Great Haswell on condition of paying 9s a year to William of Burdon during his life, they have granted that after William's death they will pay this rent to Peter and Juliana and their heirs.
Date: Haswell; Monday after St. Martin 1347.
Seal: Two pairs of slits, with tags and seals.
Note: cf. Hasw. 65A & 65B above, the grant in question.
Hasw. 74   [c.1333 x 1369]
Grant by William de Meneuill to his brother Thomas de Meneuill of an annual rent of £100 from all his lands and tenements in Great Haswell, Pespool, Boysfeld and Horden, to be paid at Pentecost and St Martin in Winter by equal portions, with right to distrain if the rent is in arrears.
Witnesses and date missing, together with the foot of the charter. [c.1333 x 1369 is the range of dated appearances of William de Meneuill.]
Hasw. 75   [5 November] 1355
Quitclaim by Ralph Beaufow to John son of Adam de Meneuill and Agnes his wife of all his right in lands and tenements in Haswell.
Date: Haswell; Thursday after All Saints 1355.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 76A   [3 September] 1349
Grant by Isabel du Bois to William de Meneuill of all lands, tenements and rents once of Thomas du Bois in Great Haswell in the bishopric of Durham and in Tanton and Newby in [par. Stokesley, North] Yorkshire, to hold of the chief lords.
Date: Haswell; Thursday vigil of St. Cuthbert in September 1349.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 76B   [4 September] 1349
Quitclaim by Isabel du Bois to William de Meneuill of her right granted in 76A.
Date: Haswell; Friday St. Cuthbert in September 1349.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 77   16 October 1315
Grant by Richard [Kellaw], bishop of Durham, to John du Bois of Haswell that he may hold his lands and tenements in Haswell, that he has by feoffment of William of Haswell of Edlesheued, freely from the chief lords, and without payment of rent to the bishop.
Witnesses: Robert of Hylton, knight; Richard Marmaduke, knight; Walter of Washington, knight; Thomas of Whitworth, knight; William de Brackenbiry; John de Zeland; Walter of Ludworth.
Date: Stockton; 16 October 1315, the 5th year of the episcopate.
Seal: One pair of slits, with stub of tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 78   [c.1333 x 1369]
Quitclaim by John son of Robert Pill of Haswell to William de Meneuill and his wife Denise of all right in the lands and tenements in Little Haswell and Great Haswell that William and Denise have by demise of Robert of Rainton and his wife Agnes.
No date. [c. 1333 x 1369: range of dated appearances of William de Meneuill.]
Seal: Stub of tongue; seal missing.
Hasw. 79   [30 November] 1350
Grant by John Huettisson of Shadforth and Beatrice widow of Walter of Moorhouse to John son of Adam de Meneuill and hs wife Agnes of 6 acres in the moor and vill of Haswell formerly of Adam clerk of Sherburn, to hold of the chief lords.
Date: Haswell; St Andrew apostle 1350.
Seal: Two pairs of slits, with tags and seals.
Hasw. 80   [27 June] 1367
Quitclaim by William de Basingham, rector of Egglescliffe, to William de Meneuill of all his right of the lands and tenements in the vill of Haswell that he (the grantor) had by right of his wife.
Date: Haswell; Sunday after the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1367.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 81   [1330-1331 or 1331-1332]
Transcript of a plea by Alice, daughter of Gilbert of Heworth, against Elena, Gilbert's widow. John de Flete had bound himself in £20 to the said Gilbert and to John de Horseley by a letter obligatory; and Elena allegedly retains this letter, to Alice's disinheritance. The parties seek a jury.
Dorse: Plea of the county of Durham before William de Walworth, sheriff of Durham from Michaelmas, 14th year of the pontificate of L[ouis Beaumont] bishop of Durham, to the same feast the following year. Haswell.
Hasw. 82   4 February [1378 x 1399]
Grant by Thomas of Hardwick to Isabel Meniwell, lady of Horden, of a messuage and 18 acres in the vill of Haswell, paying 12d annually to the lord of the fee for all services.
Witnesses: Sir Ralph de Euer, knight; Sir Thomas de Boynton, knight; Thomas Meniwell; Thomas Howton; Matthew, chaplain.
Date: Easington; 4 February [blank] Richard II.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 83   [21 April] 1405
Attestation by Robert Galway, chaplain, Thomas of Hutton of Morton, William Colwell, John Dawson of Haswell, Richard Ros of Haswell, John Ros junior, William Ros, Robert Ros, William Stobbes, John Wilkinson, Roger Day, Robert Johnson of Little Haswell, and Richard Johnson of Little Haswell that they have heard and seen John Ros senior give to Thomas Ros his son a waste (vastum) with garden in Great Haswell lying between a tenement of John Dawson on the west and a tenement of Isabel of Claxton on the east, to hold of the chief lords.
Date: Great Haswell; Tuesday in Easter week 1405.
Seal: Seven pairs of slits with (1) tag and 2 seals, (2) tag and 2 seals, (3) tag and seal(s) missing, (4) tag and seals missing, (5) tag and 2 seals, (6) tag and seal, (7) tag and 2 seals.
Hasw. 84   29 November [1390]
Grant by John Daweson of Haswell to John of Claxton senior of the following rents, to hold of the chief lords:
(1) from Isabel widow of William of Claxton, knight, for half a pasture called Fallowfield in Great Haswell, 4s annually at Pentecost and St Martin in Winter by equal portions;
(2) from the same Isabel for a messuage and 30 acres called Peresland de Hessewelle in the aforesaid Haswell, 14d at the said feasts by equal portions;
(3) from Thomas of Hutton and his wife Agnes for lands called Dobbesland in the aforesaid vill of Haswell, 3s at the said feasts by equal portions;
(4) from William de Colwell for 10 acres in Haswell, 15d at the said feasts by equal portions;
(5) from John Rose for 10 acres in the aforesaid Haswell, 15d at the said feasts by equal portions;
(6) from Thomas de Herdewik for 18 acres in the aforesaid Haswell, 10d at the said feasts by equal portions.
Date: 29 November 14 Richard II.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 85   1 December [1390]
Acknowledgement on payment of 1d by Thomas of Hutton and Agnes his wife that the 3s rent (as in 84) that they have owed to John Dawson of Haswell for Dobbesland in Great Haswell, which they have by right of Agnes, will be owed to John of Claxton by virtue of 84 above.
In the presence of Walter de Hawyk; John Hawik; Robert de Skelton.
Date: 1 December 14 Richard II.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 86   1 December [1390]
Acknowledgement on payment of 1d (as in 85) by Thomas of Hardwick that the 10d rent (as in 84) he has owed to John Dawson of Haswell for 18 acres in Great Haswell, will be owed to John of Claxton by virtue of 84 above.
In the presence of Walter de Hawik; John de Hawik; Robert de Skelton.
Date: 1 December 14 Richard II.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag, seal missing.
Hasw. 87   1 December [1390]
Acknowledgement on payment of 1d (as in 85) by William Colwell that the 15d rent (as in 84) he has owed to John Dawson of Haswell for 10 acres in Great Haswell, will be owed to John of Claxton by virtue of 84 above.
In the presence of Walter de Hawik; John Hawik; Robert de Skelton.
Date: 1 December 14 Richard II.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 88   [31 December] 1396
Receipt by Thomas of Claxton to Lady Isabel, lady of Claxton, for £10 for the lease of Pespool, £5 6s 8d for the lease of Borne for the maintenance of Matilda Claxton, and £4 13s 4d in part payment of the £100 to which Isabel is bound to him by letter obligatory and of which £100 he has already been paid £20. The money has been received at the hand of Matthew de Berueny, chaplain.
Date: Halywell; Sunday within the octave of Christmas 1396.
Seal: Cut seal tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 89   3 March [1399]
Grant by Isabel of Claxton, lady of Horden, to Matthew of Abergavenny (de Bergeueney), chaplain, of an annual rent of 100s for the term of his life from her manors of Pespool and Boyesfeld, to be paid at Pentecost and St Martin by equal portions, with the right to distrain if the rent is is arrears.
Witnesses: Ralph of Lumley, knight; Sir Marmaduke of Lumley, knight; Robert of Lumley; John Beaufo; Richard Forster.
Date: 3 March 22 Richard II.
Hasw. 90   1 October [1414]
Appointment by Isabel of Claxton of Richard de Soureby as her attorney to receive seisin of all the lands, tenements, and other rights of Richard Catlynson in Great Haswell, except for 1½ acres and ½ rood in Smalburnlandes, 1 rood in Chapelflat, 1 acre in Cakwelsyd and 4 butts on Tunstallawe, in exchange for certain lands in Little Haswell, in accordance with an indentured charter.
Date: 1 October 2 Henry V.
Hasw. 91   1 October [1414]
Indenture between Isabel widow of William Claxton, knight, and William of Claxton, knight, on the one part, and Richard Catlynson, on the other part, testifying that whereas Isabel and William have granted to Richard an annual rent of 10 marks from their manor of Great Haswell and elsewhere in the bishopric of Durham, Richard hereby concedes that if all the lands in Silksworth that he has by grant of Isabel and William do not remain at their previous value and if Richard and his heirs are able to occupy those lands in accordance with the grant, then the aforesaid grant of annual rent shall be of no effect, and if any parcel of those tenements shall be lost (anicta recte amicta), then Richard and his heirs may distrain for such a sum of the aforesaid rent of 10 marks in the places contained in the charter up to the annual value or charge of those parcels.
Date: 1 October 2 Henry V.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 92   1 October [1414]
Language:   French
Indentured grant by Lady Isabel of Claxton to Richard Catlynson of all her lands in Cakwelsyd, Tunstallawe abutting on Caldwell, Longdon and Wydop within the bounds of Little Haswell and all her lands in Smalburnlandes and all her meadow in Hessewellgrangmedowe, to hold in severalty from the chief lords, in exchange for all Richard's lands and rents in Great Haswell, except for 1½ acres and ½ rood in Smalburnlandes, 2 butts containing 1 rood in Chapelflate, 1 acre in Cakwelsyd and 4 butts on Tunstallawe. If the lands so exchanged by Richard should become recovered against him, or otherwise charged by virtue of any title in operation before the date of this agreement, then Isabel may re-enter the lands she has surrendered in exchange. A reciprocal condition is conceded by Isabel.
Witnesses: Ralph de Eur, knight; William Fulthorp, knight; William Chanceller; Thomas Brounfeld; William Lambton; John Kirkby; Robert Horneby, esquire.
Date: 1 October 2 Henry V.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 93   26 April [1418]
Grant by Isabel of Claxton, lady of Horden, in pure widowhood, to Roger Salwane, esquire, John Worsell, esquire, Richard Sowreby, esquire, and John White, chaplain, of all her land, tenements and rents in the vill and territory of Great Haswell, to hold of the chief lord.
Witnesses: John Claxton, esquire; Thomas Roose, yeoman; Roger Wardale, yeoman; Alice Fyshwyk; Matilda Claxton; the clerk.
Date: Great Haswell; 26 April 6 Henry V.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal.
Hasw. 94   1 November [1423]
Grant by Richard Sowreby and John White, chaplain, to John de Cartyngton, esquire, Robert Claxton, esquire, William Carnaby, esquire, William de Cartyngton, esquire, John Hall, and John de Bolton, chaplain, of all the lands, tenements and rents in the manor, vill and territory of Great Haswell that they have by feoffment of Isabel of Claxton, lady of Horden, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Robert Jackson; Roger Wardell; Thomas Rose; William Adamson; John Dawson.
Date: Great Haswell; 1 November 2 Henry VI.
Seal: Two pairs of slits, with tags and seals.
Hasw. 95   2 November [1423]
Appointment by Richard Sowreby and John White, chaplain, of Roger Wardell as their attorney to deliver seisin to John de Cartyngton, esquire, Robert Claxton, esquire, William Carnaby, esquire, William de Cartyngton, esquire, John Hall, and John de Bolton, chaplain, of all the lands, tenements and rents in the manor, vill and territory of Great Haswell in accordance with a charter of feoffment.
Date: 2 November 2 Henry VI.
Seal: Two pairs of slits, with tags and seals.
Hasw. 96A   6 May [1432]
Grant by Robert Claxton of Horden to Thomas of Sedgefield and Thomas Loksmyth, chaplain, of his manors of Haswell and Pespool, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: William of Bowes, knight; William Elmeden, knight; John Trolhope; Nicholas Blakiston; Ralph Kyrkeby; John Coluyll; Robert Jackson.
Date: Haswell and Pespool; 6 May 10 Henry VI.
Seal: One pairs of slits, with stub of tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 96B   6 May [1432]
Duplicate of 96A.
Seal: One pair of slits, with fragment of tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 97   1 May [1435]
Grant by Thomas of Sedgefield, chaplain, and Thomas Loksmyth, chaplain, to Robert Claxton, esquire, and his wife Anne, daughter of William Stapilton, esquire, of the manors of Haswell and Pespool, and all other lands, tenements and rents which they have by grant of the said Robert in the vills, manors or fields of Haswell and Pespool, to hold of the chief lords.
Date: 1 May 13 Henry VI.
Seal: Two pairs of slits, with tags and seals.
Hasw. 98   20 July [1457]
Grant by Thomas Loksmyth of Edenhall in Cumberland, chaplain, to Anne wife of Robert Claxton, knight, daughter of William Stapilton of Edenhall, esquire, of his manors and vills of Haswell and Pespool and all other lands, tenements and rents in those vills that he had together with Thomas Sedgefield, chaplain, now deceased, by feoffment of Robert, to hold for Anne's life of the chief lords. He appoints William Greveson, chaplain, as his attorney to deliver seisin to Anne.
Date: 20 July 35 Henry VI.
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 99   [c.1310 x 31 December 1315]
Grant by Walter de le Bure to Thomas Blackecherle of Little Haswell of 2 acres in the field and territory of Haswell, of which 2½ roods lie in Wydhopes, 1½ roods on Longdoun between land of Robert Pag(es) and land of Thomas Blackecherle himself, 1½ roods on Crawlau, 1½ roods below Odesley, and 1 rood on Swynflat between land of Robert Pag(es) of Haswell and land of Thomas Blackecherle himself, to hold of the chief lords, paying annually to Walter and his heirs ½d in silver at Pentecost if it is requested.
Witnesses: William of Silksworth; Walter of Ludworth; Thomas du Bois; Robert of Pespool; Hugh Burdon of Haswell; Robert Pag(es) of Haswell; Ralph of Greatham; John Hall of Haswell.
No date. [Before 1 January 1316, when Robert of Pespool was dead: Misc. Ch. 6159.]
Note. These are perhaps the 2 acres conveyed in 51, 53 and 54. The presence of the charter in the collection is not otherwise explicable. If so the date is before 6 October 1333, see 51.
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal (WALTER DE(L) BVRES').
Hasw. 100   [c.1310 x 24 January 1328]
Grant by Cecily daughter of Adam son of Hugh of Teesdale in pure widowhood to Thomas son of Robert of Little Haswell of half a toft and 4 acres of arable in Little Haswell once of Henry Fraunceys, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Thomas du Bois; Peter of Tursdale; Walter of Ludworth; William Burdon; Robert Page.
No date. [Probably before 25 January 1328, if these are the 4 acres conveyed in 26. Thomas du Bois was dead by 6 December 1339: 66.]
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 101   [c.1310 x 24 January 1328]
Grant by Adam Smith (Faber) de Winfeld [?] and his wife Eve to Thomas son of Robert of Little Haswell of half a toft and 4 acres of arable land in Little Haswell once of Henry Fraunceys, to hold of the chief lords.
Witnesses: Thomas du Bois; Peter of Tursdale; [Walter of] Ludworth; William Burdon; Robert Page.
No date. [As 100.]
Seal: Two pairs of slits, with tags; seals missing.
Hasw. 102   [c.1250]
Indentured grant by Robert of Haswell to his brother Walter of one toft with the buildings on it in the vill of Haswell, namely the toft and messuage that Walter's mother Agatha held in dower. To supplement the toft ( “ad incrementum huius tofti”) he further grants all that half of Fallowfield that Walter of Colwell once held, to hold by William and his issue from Robert and his heirs for an annual rent of 8s payable at St Martin in Winter and Pentecost by equal portions and performing the forensic service of the eighth part of a knight's fee. Should William die without legitimate issue during Agatha's lifetime, the land and toft will remain to Agatha for her life in dower, with reversion to Robert and his heirs after her death.
Witnesses: John of Romsey, steward of [the bishop of] Durham; Robert son of Meldred, knight; Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, knight, and Marmaduke his son; John Hansard, knight; William Basset, knight; Ralph of Eppleton, knight; William de Monasteriis, knight; Gilbert de Laton, knight; Walter of Egglescliffe, knight; John [of Egglescliffe], clerk, then sheriff of Durham; John de Rounton, and William his brother; William of Charlawe, clerk.
No date. [ John of Romsey steward. Before May 1254, when Robert fitzMeldred was dead.]
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag and seal (....ERT D(E H)ESSEWEL...)
Hasw. 103   [c.1245 ?]
Grant by Walter son of Walter of Haswell to William of Haswell of the bovate in the vill of Haswell, with a toft and croft, that Gilbert Cementarius of Durham held, and that Walter of Colwell has granted to William, to hold of Walter of Colwell and his heirs for an annual rent of ½ lb of pepper at St Cuthbert in September, and performing the forensic service of a bovate of land in the said vill.
Witnesses: Dom J[ohn of Romsey ?], then steward; G[eoffrey] son of G[eoffrey]; Jordan of Dawdon; Walter Daudre; Geoffrey of Hetton; Ralph of Eppleton; Walter of Hawthorn (Hautorn); Ranulph de [M]erl; Ralph of Cornforth.
No date. [Before 1248, when Geoffrey fitzGeoffrey was dead: see North of the Tees XIV p.195 and n.19.]
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 104   [c.1245 ?]
Grant by Walter of Colwell to William of Haswell of the bovate in the vill of Haswell, with toft and croft, that Gilbert Cementarius of Durham held, to hold of Walter and his heirs for an annual rent of ½ lb of pepper at St Cuthbert in September, and performing the forensic service of a bovate of land in the said vill.
Witnesses: Dom J[ohn of Romsey ?], then steward; G[eoffrey] son of G[eoffrey]; Jordan of Dawdon; Walter Daudre; Geoffrey of Hetton; Ralph of Eppleton; William of Hawthorn (Hautorne); Ranulph de Merl; Ralph of Cornforth.
No date. [As 103.]
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 105   [c.1300 x 1313]
Grant [spurious] by Reginald of Witton, resident in Over Haswell ( “in superiori Hessewel”), to William son of Robert Spenser of Haswell in free marriage with Reginald's daughter Emma of that toft and lands that he has bought from Walter Colwel in the vill and territory of Haswell, lying between the lands of Thomas Burdon of Haswell and lands of Geoffrey Dunstan of Haswell, to hold to themselves and Emma's legitimate issue for an annual rent of 2s to Walter Colwel at Pentecost and St Martin in Winter by equal portions, and to Reginald himself during his lifetime 1 raserium of wheat and 6d in silver every three weeks, with reversion to the nearest heirs of Reginald should William and Emma die without legitimate issue.
Witnesses: Thomas Burdon; Robert Blackcheril; William Colwel; Elias son of Simon; Robert Page; Henry Punder.
Dorse:
(a) Acknowledgement in the county [court] on Monday before the Assumption of the Virgin Mary year 3 of Bishop R. by Robert of Haswell senior, resident in Over Haswell, that the document was made fraudulently ( “cognovit illud scriptum fraudulanter fore factum”) in deception of William of Silksworth. To be enrolled. (
b) Acknowledgement in the county [court] on Monday after the Assumption of the Virgin Mary year 3 of Bishop R. by William elder son Robert of Haswell that the document was made fraudulently and to the disinheritance of William of Silksworth. To be enrolled.
(a-b) are presumably to be dated to the pontificate of Richard Kellawe, cf. 108 below: 13 August 1313.
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 106   [c.1300 x 1313]
Grant by Reginald de Wythton to William of Haswell, elder son of Robert Spenser of Haswell, of a bovate, and 1 acre of land at Piperdike, with a toft and croft in the vill and territory of Over Haswell, which Reginald has bought from Walter of Colwell, then in possession of half a moiety of the whole vill of Haswell, which bovate lies separated per partes in the field, namely between the land of Thomas Burdon and the land of Geoffrey Dunstan, paying an annual rent to Walter of Colwell of 2s in silver at Pentecost and St Martin in Winter by equal portions, and to Reginald for his sustenance 1 raserium of wheat and 6d in silver every three weeks as long as he lives. William has paid a sum of money to Reginald in his great need. William may, if in need, dispose of or mortgage the land, but not to a religious house.
Witnesses: Sir Walter of Ludworth, knight; Robert of Haswell; Sir Thomas Burdon; Robert Blakecharl; Robert Page; William of Colwell.
No date. [Before 2 September 1313: before 25B. The script is s. xiii/xiv.]
Seal: One pair of slits, with tag; seal missing.
Hasw. 107   [mid 13th century]
Grant and quitclaim by Juliana widow of Gilbert Cementarius of Durham in full widowhood to Sir William of Haswell of the third part of a bovate in the vill of Haswell that her husband had held freely. Sir William has paid her a sum of money.
Witnesses: Sir Colin de Molis, then bailiff of the bishopric of Durham; Walter de Avdre; Ralph of Eppleton; William of Hawthorn (Hagth'); Ralph of Cornforth; Walter of Ludworth; Hugh of Ludworth.
No date. [Mid-thirteenth century: see 103 and 104.]
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
Hasw. 108   [2 September] 1313
Grant by William of Silksworth to his brother Robert of Silksworth of a messuage and bovate and 1 acre of land in Over Haswell that he has by feoffment of William of Haswell elder son of Robert Spenser (Expensarius) of Haswell, to hold for Robert's life from William and his heirs, paying an annual rent of a rose at the Nativity of St John the Baptist. Robert will mill all his grain from Haswell at William's mill without paying multure and will take priority there (et erit propinquius tremulo).
Witnesses: Thomas du Bois; Roger of Esh; Robert Page; William Burdoun of Haswell; Walter of Ludworth; Robert of Pespool.
Date: Horden; Sunday before St Cuthbert in September 1313.
Seal: One pair of slits; tag and seal missing.
William of Haswell's grant to William of Silksworth is 25B and 25C above.