Lordship Title of Riseley ID1246

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In 1086 the Bishop of Coutances owned 6 hides in Riseley worth 72s. The land was held of the bishop by two Frenchmen and six Englishmen. On the death of the bishop his estates reverted to the Crown. It became later the property of Alice de Clermont, who granted it to the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem. In 1279 the Hospitallers held the property as one and a-half knights' fees in free alms of the honour of Gloucester. The Knights Hospitallers had rights of free warren in Riseley and a view of frankpledge. An interesting entry in a Court Roll of 1534 states that William Weston, the last prior, held no court in Riseley that year owing to a pestilence.
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