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The Extent of Pocklington in 1260
as transcribed by Barbara English
Barbara English gave a talk on 'Pocklington in 1260' to the Pocklington and District Local History Group on 15th May 2014. This is her detailed transcription of the Extent.

Translation of a Latin document in the Public Record Office,  SC11/730.
There is an inaccurate printed version in Yorkshire Inquisitions I (YASRS12 (1892) pp 73-77

The Extent of Pocklington in 1260
William de Fortibus, or Forz, count of Aumale 
Inquisition post mortem
 Writ dated at Westminster, 1 August 44th year of Henry III (1260).

¶ EXTENT of the manor of Pock’ made by Thomas son of Bartholomew, Thomas de Frenes, Robert Puntif, Richard the Marshall, Richard Godard, Richard de Herlethorpe,
Roger son of William of Meltenby, Ralph son of Mariota of Fangefosse, Nicholas of St James, William son of Adam (?) of Brunneby, Thomas of Hundegate of the same, and Thomas the Young of Pock’.

They say that the capital messuage with the whole enclosure is worth per annum 2s. 
¶ There are there 24 bovates of land in demesne, and a bovate of land with meadow is worth half a mark, and without meadow a bovate of land is worth 6s.
         Sum, £8.

¶ Remigius de Pock’ holds 6 bovates of land, and renders for each bovate of land 2s. 2d.
         Sum, 23s.

¶ There are there 66 bovates of land that the sokemen of Pok’ hold and each bovate renders per annum 20d.

          ¶ Sum, 110s.

Item. The works of the aforesaid sokemen are these :—Each one ought to plough once in winter before Christmas, according to the plough which he has; and he who does not have a plough ought to find a plough for half a carucate of land.
Item. He ought also to plough once in spring in the same manner, and the ploughmen ought to have to eat, wheaten-bread and meat, and ale to drink in winter, while they have day; in spring they ought to have wheaten-bread and fish to eat, and ale to drink, while they have day.
Item. Every one who holds one bovate of land ought to find one harrow in winter and another in spring, as should he who holds 2 bovates of land, except for 6 men who hold 12 bovates of land, of whom each of them ought to find 2 harrows in winter and 2 harrows in spring, and the harrowers ought to have to eat wheaten-bread and flesh or fish once a day, and each horse shall have one sheaf of oats in spring while the harrowers are eating, and in winter no sheaf.
Item. Every one ought to find one man to hoe for one day, and they shall have food like the harrowers.
Item. Every one who holds one bovate of land ought to find one man to reap in autumn for two days, like those who hold 2 bovates of land, moreover [there are] 6 men who hold 12 bovates of land, each of whom should find two men to reap two days, who are to eat once a day, and they shall have wheaten-bread with meat one day, and fish the other day, with pottage. 
Item. Every one who holds one bovate of land ought to give two pence for mowing the meadow, as should he who holds two bovates of land, except for 6 men who hold 12 bovates of land, each of whom is to give 4 pence for mowing the meadow.
Item. Every one of them ought to find one man to turn the hay in the meadows for one day, without food, except six men who are each to find two men.
Item. Each bovate of land ought to carry one cart-load of hay and one cart-load of corn, without food.

Item. Each of the aforesaid ploughings is worth in winter, without food, 2d., and in spring 2d.; every harrowing without food ½d.; hoeing one day without food, ½d.; mowing without food, ½d.; turning hay in meadow without food, ½d. Each cart carrying hay is worth ½d, each cart carrying corn is worth ½d. 
           ¶ Sum of the works in money, 32s. 6d.
                    Sum of the work of one bovate of land without food, 5d, and so one bovate of land      yields with rents and all other services, 25d. 
Item. The aforesaid sokemen hold one culture by itself contain­ing forty acres, called Mormoor (?), which renders per annum half a mark.
Item. Every one who holds land owes suit of court, relief from every one who holds land 16s, amercement (mia) from each who holds land 5s. 4d; and their merchet, 5s. 4d.

¶ There are there 18 cottars, and each renders per annum 12d and ought to find one man to hoe, which is worth a halfpenny.
Item. Each should find one man to reap in autumn for two days, and he shall have food. The works of the aforesaid two days, without food, are worth 1d. He ought to find one man to turn hay in the meadow for one day, and one man to make hay in the court, without food, and it is worth 1d.
Item. He ought also to go with serjeants in socage to make summonses and distraints and do messages (uncertain), and it is worth a halfpenny; and he ought to keep prisoners in fetters. 
          ¶ Sum of one cottar's work 3d, and so every cottar renders per annum with rent and all      services 15d. 
                Sum, 22s. 6d
¶ Moreover there are there two other cottars who are not obliged to go with serjeants in socage, nor are they obliged to keep prisoners in fetters, because each of them does as many works as he who holds 1 bovate of land (except suit), and renders per annum 2s. Each cottar's work is worth 5d, without food.
         ¶ Sum, 2s. 10d.
¶ There are four gresemen there, and they hold messuages, and each has 4 acres of land and each renders for rent per annum 20d. Each does as many works as a cottar but does not have to go with serjeants in socage, or keep prisoners, but they have to carry their lord's writs within the East Riding (Haustriding) but not to go beyond the Great Waters. These four gresmen shall carry grass from the meadow for the lord's use when he stays there, and make the hearth (focus) in his presence, and they shall have food, the service of one gresman being worth by the year 2d. And so each gresman is worth with rent and all services 22d.
         Sum, 7s.4d.
¶ The aforesaid sokemen ought to grind at the count's mill to the 16th measure (ad xvj vasculum), from the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula (1 Aug.) to Christmas day;  and from Christmas day to the aforesaid feast of St Peter ad Vincula to the 20th measure.

¶ Moreover two acres of wood may be sold every year and it is worth half a mark the acre; Sum, 1 mark.
¶ There are there 3 mills, worth in the average year 13 marks;
¶ Toll with the fairs of S. Margaret of Pokelington is worth in the average year 100s. ;
¶ Herbage of the wood is worth in the average year 12d. 
¶ Herbage of the field, nothing, because [it is] common.
¶ There is there one oven that renders per annum 5s. 
¶ Adam and Thomas the Tailor render per annum for incre­ments of their tofts 20d. 

¶ The perquisites of Pockelington are worth per annum 20s. 

¶ Gilbert the Carpenter renders per annum for his willows [salicibus] 1 pound of cumin worth 1d
¶ William son of Ralph Smith renders the same per annum 1 pound of cumin, worth 1d. 
¶ The Baron of Craystok holds in Beleby from the count 6 carucates of land and renders per annum 8s and does suit.
¶ Sir William son of Ralph of Grimthorpe holds 18 carucates of land and renders per annum £4 8s.1½d and does suit. 
¶ Ralph de Lascelles holds 27 bovates of land in Brunneby and renders per annum 20s. and does suit. 
¶ The lord count had by purchase in Gevindale half a carucate of land and it is worth 10s.
¶ The same count had by purchase in Meltenby 2½ bovates of land and it is worth per annum 16d. 
¶ The same count had in Geveldale half a carucate of land of Sir William the Parson, which he took into his hand for default of service, and it is worth per annum 10s. 
¶ Sir Thomas son of William de Belkerthorpe holds in Ulvesthorpe 4 carucates of land and renders per annum 19s.4d, and does suit.
¶ Hugh de Yolthorpe holds in the same two carucates of land and renders 3s. 6d., and does no suit.
¶ Sir Thomas son of William de Belkerthorpe holds in Fangefosse 16 bovates of land and renders per annum 2s. 4d for everything.
¶ Remigius de Pockelington holds in Meltenby from the count 1 carucate of land and renders per annum 8s. 
¶ Robert Cully holds half a bovate of land and renders per annum everything 12d; Roger Harhel holds 1 acre and renders per annum 1d; James son of William of Meltenby holds 1 acre and renders per annum 1d; Roger Bargayn holds 1 acre and renders per annum 1d.
        Sum, £9 6s.11½d

¶ Thomas de Frenes renders for one toft and increment of one toft, 6d; William son of Auger holds one toft and renders per year 6d; Richard son of Everard renders for the increment of his toft, 2d; Robert Daunsel holds one toft and renders per year, 2s; Robert Fote holds one toft and renders per annum 12d; William brother of the Chaplain holds 1 toft and renders per annum 12d; Beatrice at the church steps holds one toft and renders per annum 18d.
¶  Henry Ceksauel [or Teksauel] holds one toft and renders per annum18d; Henry de Maghneby holds one toft and renders per annum 12d.
¶ William the Chaplain holds one toft and renders per annum 4d; Remigius renders per annum for forges 6d.
¶  Richard the Baker holds two tofts and renders per annum 2s; Ralph de Belton holds one toft and renders per annum 18d.
¶ Hernisius the Miller holds one toft and renders per annum 12d.
¶ Yvo in the Chamber holds one toft and renders per annum 16d.
¶  William Godard holds one toft and renders per annum 2s. 2d.
¶ William of the Mount holds one toft and renders per annum 14d.
¶ Peter of the Mount holds one toft and renders per annum 12d.
¶ John son of Richard holds one toft and renders per annum 12d.
¶ Geoffrey the merchant holds one toft and renders per annum 9d.
¶ Roger son of Julian (or Juliana) and Richard the Baker hold one toft and render per annum 2s 6d. ¶ Alan the Marshall holds one toft and renders per annum 14d.
¶ William de Meltenby holds one toft and renders per annum 12d.
¶  Walter le Surais holds one toft and renders per annum 10d.
            Sum, 27s. 5d. 
                   Sum of all the sums,  £44 2s. 8½d. 

The Baron of Craystok for his land of Beleby
¶ Sir William son of Ralph of Grimthorpe
¶  Sir Thomas son of William de Belkerthorpe
¶ Ralph de Lasceles
¶  Hugh de Yolthorpe, and the sokemen of Pockelington ought to be tallaged when the Lord King tallages his demesnes, and this by the writ of the Lord King. 

Neither the Lord King in his time, nor the Lord Count in his time, had any separate pasture. 
They say that the count held this manor of the Lord King for one moulted hawk.
They say that Thomas is the son and heir of the said count: concerning his age they know nothing.

 

Transcribed and translated by Barbara English 2014