Inquisition: Proof of Age
734. Alan son and heir of Roger la Zusche alias la Zuch, la Souche
Writ to Peter Heym and Robert de Radington,
to enquire whether the said Alan, who is in the king's wardship, is
of full age, as he says, or not, 20 June, 17 Edw. I. 
Devon. Inq. The eve of St. Margaret, 17
The said Alan, who was born at North Molton and
baptised in the church there, was 21 on the day of St. Denis [9
Oct], 16 Edw. I.
Proof of age (defective)
The abbot of Lyleshull says the said Alan was born
in Devon on the feast of St. Denis, and was 22 at that feast last
past, and he knows it because he was keeper of a grange of Alan's
father at Assheby four years ago, and knew from his father and his
mother that he was then 18.
The prior of Repindon agrees, and knows it because his predecessor
was created prior in the same year and was prior for twelve years,
and he himself has now been prior for ten years.
The prior of Swaveseye agrees, for he has been prior for twenty years,
and saw him (Alan) before his creation when he was 2 years old.
The prior of Ulvescroft agrees, for he has enquired from religious
men, and especially from the nuns of Gracedieu who dwell near Alan's
father's manor of Assheby.
Brother William Ysnach of Gerendon agrees, for he sued the pleas of
the house for nearly twenty-two years (?), and Alan was born at the
feast of St. Denis preceding.
Geoffrey prior of Brackele agrees, for he was always with Alan's ancestors
and . . . . . . . . . . twenty-four years ago, and within two years
following, Alan was born.
Richard le Flemyng, knight, agrees, and knows it from the wife of
William de Raleye who nursed Alan.
John Punchardon, knight, agrees, for he held his land for such a time.
Alfred de Suleny, knight, agrees, for his firstborn son was born on
the same day.
John de Curteny, knight, agrees, for his mother died at Easter before
Alan was born.
William (?) de Sancto Albino, knight, agrees, for his brother gave
him certain land, which he has held for twenty-one years, and one
year previously Alan was born.
William L'Estrange (Extraneus), knight, agrees, for his (Alan's?)
father made him a knight sixteen years ago last Christmas, when Alan
carried the sword before him, and was then 6 years old, except between
Christmas and St. Denis.
Robert de Crues, knight, agrees, for he has a daughter of the same
Henry la Zuche, clerk, agrees, for he is his uncle, and likewise knows
it from him who was at that time parson of the church of Hamme.
Walter parson of Manecestre agrees, for the church of Karlingford
in Ireland was given to him nearly twenty-two years ago, and when
the news came to him in Devon Alan's mother lay in childbed.
Robert parson of Pakinton agrees, for he was instituted into his vicarage
at the Purification last past now twenty-two years ago, and Alan was
born at the feast of St. Denis following.
C. Edw. I. File 55. (5.) 1
The Book of Lacock names Alanus de la Souch,
qui duxit…Alianoram filiam Nicholai de Segrave, de qua genuit
Elam, Matildam, Elizabetham, Rogerum de la Souche as son of Rogerus
de la Souch and his wife Ela. A writ dated 20 Jul 4
Edw I, following the death of Emelina countess of Ulster names Emelina
the wife of Maurice son of Maurice and daughter of the said countess
aged 24 and more and Alan son of Roger la Zouche who had to wife Ela
elder daughter of the said countess aged 8 are her heirs. 2
6 Feb 1298/9: Alan la Zouche, 1st Lord (Baron) (La)
Zouche, so created by writ of summons to Parliament
1298: Undertook military service in Flanders, Gascony and Scotland;
fought in the vanguard at Battle of Falkirk (Edward I's victory over
Feb 1311/2-Feb 1313/4: Constable of Rockingham Castle and Keeper of
the forests between Oxford and Stamford bridges 3
Inquisition Post Mortem (abridged)
458. Alan la Zousche alias la Zuche, la Souche
Wilts; Hundred of Rughebergh. Inq. 24 April,
7 Edw. II. 
Stupellavyntone. A moiety of a messuage, 1 carucate
land, and 71s. rent, were sometime given by the said Alan
to John la Zouch for life, with remainder to William Forstal and
his heirs and assigns for ever... and they are held of Henry de
Waletone by service of ¼ knight's fee.
Ellen and Maud his daughters,
are his next heirs, and Maud the younger is aged 24.
Devon. Inq. 3 May, 7 Edw. II.
Northmolton. The manor held of the king in chief
by serjeanty of finding an armed man with a barded horse in the
king's army for 40 days at his own charges.
Heirs as above.
Northampton. Inq. 20 April, 7 Edw. II.
Hals. A capital messuage, 20s. rent of
freemen, works of 16 customers; 416 acres arable in demesne, 30
acres meadow, plots of pasture, a wind-mill, 12s. from
standings (stationibus) at Brackele, and 80s.
from a fair and market in Brackele, and customs called 'Waterselver'
Heirs as above, Elna the wife of Sir Nicholas
de Sancto Mauro [alias Seymor], and Maud the wife
of Robert de Holand, both aged 26 and more.
Sussex. Inq. 20 May, 7 Edw. II.
Treve. The manor with the advowson of the chapel,
12l. yearly rent in Nutburne, and the advowson of the church
of Childyngton, held for life of the gift and grant of William Poor
of Swaveseye, chaplain... with remainders to William la Zouche of
Richard's Castle and the heirs of his body, and to the right heirs
of the said Alan. The manor of Treve with the advowson of the chapel
are held of Henry de Percy in chief by service of 5 knights' fees,
and the 12l. yearly rent in Nutburne and the advowson of
the church of Childyngton are held in chief of Robert de Mouhaut,
Roger de Sumery, and the heirs of Robert de Tatteshale by knight's
Heirs Ellen aged 26, and Maud aged 24, as above, and a younger daughter Elizabeth,
aged 20, who has taken the garb of the nuns at Brewode.
Oxford. Inq. 13 May, 7 Edw. II.
Shipton. A view of frankpledge of the tenants of
Maud de Paulton...
Sibbeford Gower. Another view of frankpledge.
The said Maud holds the said manor of Sypton of Alan la Zouche by
service of ½ knight's fee, and he held the lordship of the
same with that of the manor of Sibbeford, and the view of frankpledge
of the said town, of the king in chief by service of 1½ knight's
Shipton. The manor was held of the said Alan for 1 knight's fee.
Sibbeford was held for 1 knight's fee.
Stoke Basset. He used to receive for the manor 10l. rent
yearly, of which eight years ago he enfeoffed John de Cherletone
for life, with reversion to the said Alan and his heirs.
Heirs, Ellen aged 27, and Maud aged 24 and more, as above.
Hertford. Inq. 20 April, 7 Edw. II.
Great Gatisdene. The manor with the advowson of
the church, held of Thomas earl of Lancaster, as of the inheritance
of Alesia his wife, by service of 1 knight's fee and a pair of gloves
furred with gris (de griso) yearly at his manor of Holmere;
and a messuage, 1 carucate land, and a water-mill held of him by
Richard le Chaumberleyn by service of one-third knight's fee.
Heirs Ellen aged 26, and Maud aged 24, as above.
Cambridge. Inq. 27 April, 7 Edw. II. (defective
Swaviseye and Fulbourne. The manors with the advowson
of the priory of Swaviseye, a meadow called Eye, and a water-mill
at Newenham, held for life, of the gift of William Por of Swaviseye,
chaplain...with remainders to William la Zouche of Richard's Castle
and the heirs of his body, and to the right heirs of the said Alan,
of the earl of Richemund in chief by service of a pair of gilt spurs.
Heirs Ellen, Maud and Elizabeth,
Writ of certiorari de feodis, &c. 27
March, 7 Edw. II.
Northampton. Inq. Tuesday the feast of St.
George, 7 Edw. II.
Wodeford. 1 knight's fee held by Richard Basset.
Blacolyvsle. ½ knight's fee held by William la Zusch of Haringworth.
Maydeford and Atneston. 1 knight's fee held by Robert Kynne of Maydeford.
Waldegrave and Northtoft. ¼ knight's fee held by John son
of Thomas le Lord.
Haselbech. ½ knight's fee held by Hugh de Scales.
Haldeneby. 1 knight's fee held by William de Nevile and William
son of John de Haldeneby.
Byfeld. ½ knight's fee held by Simon de Verneye; and there
is there a certain hospital of St. John.
Huntingdon. Inq. 3 May, 7 Edw. II.
Sutho Wyncestre. A messuage and 2 carucates land,
held by Oliver la Zousche by service of 1 knight's fee.
Dodington. 3 carucates land held by the said Oliver by service of
½ knight's fee.
Eynisberi. 5 virgates land held by the same by service of one-sixth
Devon. Inq. 5 May, 7 Edw. II.
King's Nymet. The manor held by Geoffrey de Cornwall...
Blaketoriton. The manor held by Emery la Zuche... and the advowson
of the church.
Northam. The advowson of the church.
Cambridge. Inq. 29 April, 7 Edw. II.
Trumpetone. A messuage, 1 carucate land, and the
advowson of the church, held by John de Kaylly [alias de Cailly]...
Orewell. A messuage, 2 carucates land, and the advowson of the church,
held by William de Kyrkeby...
Wynepol and Arnyngton. A messuage and 1 carucate land held by Warin
de Bassingeburne of Wynepol...
Writ to enquire concerning the manor of
Asheby la Zusche, of which no mention is made in the inquisition lately
returned into the chancery, 10 June, 7 Edw. II.
Leicester. Inq. Saturday after the Assumption,
8 Edw. II.
Asscheby la Zouch. The manor was held for life,
by fine levied in the king's court, excepting homage, services of
all free tenants, and view of frankpledge, of which services and
view the said Alan died seised in fee, of John Comyn, sometime earl
of Buchan (Boughan), by service of 2 knights' fees. The
manor, excepting the services and view aforesaid, ought to remain
to William la Zouch of Richard's Castle.
Heirs, Ellen aged 27, and Maud aged 24, as above.
Writ of (plenius) certiorari de feodis &c.
28 Sept. 8 Edw. II.
Gloucester. Inq. Monday the feast of SS.
Simon and Jude, 8 Edw. II.
Ebrighton, Hudecote, Clopton, Farnecote, Catteslade,
Little Guyting, and Teynton. 4½ knights' fees and a third
part of ¼ knight's fee held by Roger Corbet.
Salop. Inq. 14 Jan. 8 Edw. II.
Donyngton. ½ knight's fee held by Hugh de
Northampton. Inq. 5 Nov. 8 Edw. II.
Knight's fees held in Brack[le], Evenle, Sibbeford,
Yelvertoft, Farnyngho, Atneston. The advowson of the church held
in Yelvertoft and the advowson of a leper hospital without Brack[le].
Wilts. Inq. 23 Dec. 8 Edw. II.
Aldredestone. A messuage and 6 bovates land, with
the advowson of the church, held of the heirs of the said Alan by
Wynterburnestok. The manor held for life of the said heirs in free
socage by Joan, sometime the wife of Hugh Wake, with remainder to
the heirs of the said Hugh.
Northtodeworth. 2 messuages and 2 carucates land held of the heirs
of the said Alan by the prior of Maydenebradele and the heirs of
Fulk de Penbrig...
Lincoln. Inq. Wednesday the feast of St.
Edmund the king, 8 Edw. II.
Croxton and Kirnington. 100s. rent held
of the said Alan by Roger de Sancto Andrea...
Croxton, Kirnington, Stainton and Wolrickby. 100s.
rent held by Richard de Boselingthorp...
Croxton and Kirnington. 100s. rent jointly held by William
de Bernack and William de Brinhinghurst...
Croxton. The advowson of the church.
Hertford. Inq. 10 Dec. 8 Edw. II.
Benyngho. ¼ knight's fee held by the earl
of Oxford; and ½ knight's fee called 'Chelsen' held by the
master of the knights of the Temple in England.
Heyle in the parish of Amewelle. ¼ knight's fee held by the
abbot and convent of Westminster.
Hertford, Essex, Bedford and Worcester. Ware, Colne,
Styvington, and Harwe. The manors held by Thomas son of John Wake,
who is in the king's wardship... of John son of John de Ferrar[is],
who is in the king's wardship, and of the heirs of the earl of Buchan
(Boughan), co-heirs of the earl of Wyncestre...
Oxford, Inq. 6 Dec. 8 Edw. II.
Munstre. The manor held by Joan, daughter and heir
of John Lovel of Tychemershe, who is in the king's wardship, of
the honour of Wyncestre, as of the pourparty and fee of Alan la
Zouche, for ½ knight's fee.
Stoke Basset. The manor held of the same fee by Nicholas de Moeles
for 1 whole fee.
Chynnore. One-third knight's fee held by Oliver la Zouche.
Cherleton and Ottemour. ½ knight's fee held by the abbot
of St. Evroul (Ebrulphi).
Fenkote and Mourkote. ½ knight's fee held by Richard de la
Sibbeford Gower. A messuage and 10 virgates land held by the master
of the knights of the Temple in England...
Shipton. ½ knight's fee held by Maud de Penton and Roger
[Berks.] West Ildesle. One-third knight's fee held
by Maud, daughter of Ralph son of Ralph de Bradefaud.
Leicester. Inq. Thursday after St. Martin,
8 Edw. II. (defective)
A number of knights' fees held.
Warwick. Wolvey. ¼ knight's fee held by the
master of the late knights of the Temple of England; and three parts
of 1 knight's fee held by the abbot of Coumbe and the heirs of Thomas
de Laycestre, knight.
Various other knights' fees.
Extent or summary of the above fees (defective
and much defaced), viz.:-
Leicester, Warwick, Oxford, Lincoln, Hertford, Northampton,
Cambridge and Huntingdon. Pourparty of Robert de Holand and
Maud his wife.
Devon and Hertford. Pourparty of Nicholas
de Sancto Mauro and Ellen his wife.
C. Edw. II. File 33. (6.) 1