Lordship Title of Peasemore ID14256

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The manor was held of Gilbert de Bretville at the time of the Domesday Survey by Richard, and it seems possible that this was the fee of which Martin de Peasemore obtained possession in 1221 at the death of his father Gilbert. Land here was also sold by John de Peasemore to Herbert son of Roger in 1234–5. It would seem that in 1232 it was found that this manor had been held in fee by Richard de Peasemore and had escheated to the king, who directed that it should be handed over to Herbert son of Roger, Hugh son of Alexander and Gervaise son of Vivian. Later in the century Nicholas de Eddington held half a fee here successively of the king, Herbert son of Roger, the Earl of Devon and Matthew de Columbers. In 1237 Nicholas granted certain lands here to William Prior of Poughley, and it seems likely that the remainder passed into the hands of Richard de Peasemore and passed with his manor to Sir Richard de Abberbury, who had a grant of free warren here in 1340, and attached these lands to his manor of Donnington (q.v.), with which it passed to the Crown in 1535. The lands granted to the Prior of Poughley were confirmed to him by the king in 1248, and the priory acquired fresh lands here in 1260–1 from William le Bel and his wife. The prior is returned as holding land here in 1315–16 and again in 1428 and at the time of the dissolution of the priory in 1525. The land was granted to Cardinal Wolsey in 1526 for his college at Oxford, and was conveyed by him the same year to the 'Dean and Canons of the College of Thomas Wolsey.' After Wolsey's attainder these lands were granted in 1531 to the abbey of Westminster, which was permitted to exchange them in 1541 with John Carleton of Walton-upon-Thames, Surrey, and Joyce his wife. A farm close to the church known as Prior's Side seems to represent these lands.
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